About Gretchen Baumgardner
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As an Arizona native, I can understand why so many people want to move here. Gorgeous weather, wonderful people, and an incredible dining and entertainment scene are just a few reasons why I fell in love with this desert state. I have lived in the Arcadia neighborhood for over 13 years with my wonderful husband and two daughters, along with our dog Otis. Being a local has helped me gain an insider’s perspective on Arizona real estate, and this knowledge has become one of my strongest qualities as a Realtor.
I specialize in luxury homes in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley area, which requires a particular understanding of the high-end market in Arizona. Fortunately, my previous work experiences have given me the knowledge and skills I need to deeply understand this market and help Arizona residents live luxuriously.
Born and raised in Arizona, I split my undergrad studies between the University of Arizona and Arizona State University. This decision allowed me to gain immense insight into the different people, neighborhoods and environments that exist within Arizona.
My passion for art led me to earn my Masters in Art History at the University of Washington, and I worked as a San Francisco Corporate/Private Art Consultant for several years after receiving my degree. My fine art career in California was a wonderful and enjoyable experience, but eventually, my love for the Valley of the Sun drew me back home.
Once I relocated to Arcadia, I decided to pursue a career in new home sales. This experience helped me establish a deeper understanding of the home building process, architecture and design – something I often draw upon today as I guide clients through their home search and purchase. After some time, I went on to achieve my goal of earning my Broker’s License and opened my own real estate brokerage.
Throughout my career, my family has played an important role in shaping my character and career success. Our close bond and support for one another was strengthened when my young daughter was diagnosed with cancer at the age of three. Thankfully, after we overcame many trials, she went on to beat it. Enduring this incredible challenge taught me so much about strength, compassion, and kindness – life lessons and qualities that I now work hard to apply in all areas of my life.
Associations And Awards
To gain my reputation as a reputable and accredited Realtor, I became a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Scottsdale Associate of Realtors.
In addition, I am passionately involved with Phoenix Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council as well as the Children’s Cancer Network. These programs work to promote awareness and fundraising for pediatric cancer.
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What Makes Me Different
When you become my client, you become my friend. And with that comes all of the respect and care I would reserve for a friend, as well as my determination and drive to help you find the perfect home to call your own.
I’m also committed to being honest and direct with my clients because that’s what any true friend or Realtor would do. I understand how important your time is, and I know you have particular preferences, so I don’t mess around or cut corners. You can count on me to remain transparent and utilize your time as best as possible when I become your Realtor.
If you’re ready to work with me and find the home you’ve been searching for, contact The Bruske Team today. I look forward to helping you!