WHAT DO WE MEAN BY "GET MORE"?
How We Do It
A happy confluence of experiences, passions and energy give Gardner Group Realtors the unique ability to offer a staggering array of current knowledge, skills and know-how.
ON-THE-SPOT EXPERT INSIGHTS FROM A WORKING LUXURY HOME EXPERT.
Murray is very knowledgable about luxury home building, not just from past experience, but from serving as project leader for the building right now of some of Park City’s most gorgeous residences. He is one of the Top Two realtors in the area with this level of expertise. Because of this, Murray is legally and ethically able to give on-the-spot advice on these areas of expertise: design, layout, new construction, remodels, lots, what’s possible and the costs. Getting good information and facts quickly and easily makes a big difference when looking at properties to buy.
20 HOURS OF FREE PROFESSIONAL HOME STAGING WITH EVERY LISTING.
This includes decluttering, moving furniture, plus purchasing and placing new items and accessories to update the house before it goes on the market. (Out-of-pocket expenses for new purchases must be reimbursed, of course.) This service includes photo-shoot supervision; great photos of our home are so important these days for a speedy sale at the highest price. How can this be free? Because Murray is married to and in business with noted Park City interior designer Felicity Gardner. Felicity happily provides this service for Murray’s listings.
TOUR HOMES WITH A TOP INTERIOR DESIGNER.
What a benefit to buyers seeking property! Again, Felicity Gardner to the rescue. While Murray can knowledgeably offer all kinds of input and insights about building materials, structural changes and the like, Felicity is a perfect companion for suggesting updates, remodel ideas and even offer some estimated costs. Interior design updates can make a world of difference to a home; that Great Room might look like a Turkey now but a few updates could transform it into a Peacock! Don’t guess what’s possible when you can get good answers on the spot.
25 YEARS OF BILLION-DOLLAR CONTRACT NEGOTIATION SAVVY.
Every year for the past 25, Murray has actively negotiated a $1 billion labor contract for the pilot group of a major international airline. This has given him an exceptional knowledge of contract law and conflict resolution. 30% of homes fall out of contract. Let’s not have one of them be yours.
THE ORGANIZATION AND DISCIPLINE OF A FIGHTER PILOT LITERALLY.
Murray is a former Australian Air Force and U.S. Navy pilot and “Top Gun” instructor at Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego. How does this shape a person’s habits and practices? Work with Murray and find out.
CALM AT THE WHEEL.
Until very recently, aviation was still an active part of Murray’s life as Senior Captain flying the long-haul LA-to-Hong Kong route for a major international airline. Talk about focus, trust and thinking on your feet.
CUSTOM MARKETING CAMPAIGNS THAT SELL.
Gardner Group Realtors is marketing savvy and ready, willing and able to plan and engineer a campaign to sell a house. Working in conjunction with our experienced local marketing team, we mean to sell every listing we take on in 30 days or less. Strategic and smart investments in the desired results are just part of our normal course of business.
LONG-TIME PARK CITY AREA PROPERTY EXPERIENCE.
Murray has been a student of the Park City market for decades, and an active participant, creating and presenting four Park City Showcase homes over a ten-year period. He has an extensive network of contacts, in-depth knowledge, and last but not least … good taste.
FRESH, NEW AND HUNGRY.
Keller Williams Park City’s Rookie of the Year 2016, Murray is excited and energized by real estate, and putting all his know-how into every client and every transaction.
THE MOST ORGANIZED MAN IN THE WORLD?
Not just a few of Murray’s acquaintances and colleagues have been known to say this. Fulfilling your real estate dreams takes a lot of detail management. Someone’s got to do it.
HIGH ENERGY, CONGENIAL, COURTEOUS, POSITIVE.
If you’re reading all this and thinking drill sergeant, fogettaboutit. That’s not the Park City vibe that Murray exudes. Can you live amid “Park City time” and still be on time? Yes! Smile. Life is good.
OUR PARK CITY BY THE NUMBERS
Feature-length films shown at 2018 Sundance Film Festival: 121
Hot Air Balloons at Annual Autumn Aloft Festival: 24
Average sunny days in Park City each year: 229 (but feels like 325)
Miles of hiking, biking and running trails we love: 400
Average Park City snowfall each year: 340 inches
How many times Murray visited Park City before buying a home here: 1
Why we do what we do
So many of the people you find in Park City — both year-round residents and part-time homeowners — are here because they value FAMILY FIRST.
Since you’re looking at a Park City real estate web site, we imagine those are values you understand.
The year-round sunshine, the feet of powder, the miles of trails, the easy access, the vibrant community available in Park City are exactly the kinds of things that people who value Family First want for themselves and their loved ones. Everyone is here because they value self-care, exploration, intimate family time, contemplation amid beauty, knowing your neighbors, rejuvenation, bluebird days, glorious sunsets and the time and space to share those important moments and conversations with the important people in your life. Everyone here knows that everyone else is not going to miss the class play at school, or the chance for first tracks on the 3-foot powder dump, or dressing their dog up for the Halloween Dog Parade up Main Street, or many other annual and daily events which are the reason we are all here in the first place.
That’s why we are here. Our three children thrive in Park City’s small, sunny, world-class community. Son Nick is enjoying life as a senior at Park City High School. Daughter Alexia has a new view of the big world as an international relations major at American University in Washington, DC. Labradoodle Ruby never wants the hikes to end!
Felicity and I love Park City life, and are even embarked on the great tradition and sometime American dream of being a married couple in business together… in a lovely, neighborly small mountain town.
As the saying goes, “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” That’s especially true in a gorgeous, active place like Park City, where the work-hard-play-hard lifestyle is just plain FUN, and the lively mix of kids, family, work, friends, festivals, self-discovery, adventure, arts, and outdoors is IRRESISTABLE.
I’d love to give you my view on life here, if you’re looking for a change. And help you find the perfect property for your next adventure.
“Thank you so much, Felicity, for the lovely job you did on my home. I’m very pleased with the decor and the elegant yet comfortable feeling it exudes. I received many compliments on the staging. My home was under contract with a full price offer the day after my first Open House. You’re brilliant!”
Bessie, Park City