Led Gardner

Branch Broker, Bridge Street Office

Led Gardner

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Vail - 230 Bridge Street
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Vail, CO 81657

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If you were to ask around town, Led's clients would tell you that he has made his mark in Vail Valley luxury real estate by way of superior service, aggressive high-quality marketing, intense focus and a warm, personal approach to his business. Sharing the Vail lifestyle while assisting his clients pursue their Colorado dream is one of Led's favorite pastimes. It is also the reason that many of his clients become good friends... and many of his friends become clients!

Following successful tenures at Xerox Corporation and Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate in Nashville, Tennessee, Led found himself asking the question "If I could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?" Having had close ties to the Rocky Mountains since his youth, Led first made a part time move to Vail in February of 1989.

Moving to the Vail Valley full time in 1998, Led quickly established a successful reputation in the luxury real estate market. After a decade of success as both broker and lead partner in smaller, boutique brokerages, Led's desire to best serve his clients' needs ultimately led him to the flagship Bridge Street/Vail Village office of Slifer, Smith & Frampton. In conjunction with the company's deep pool of marketing resources and talent, Led's personal experience in developing, brokering and investing in resort real estate has positioned him well to serve the specialized needs of a very discerning, high-end clientele.

Led's tenure with Slifer, Smith & Frampton has proved fruitful, resulting in numerous accolades within the company. Included are #1 broker in the Bridge Street office, consistent Top 5, Top 10 and Top 20 rankings amongst the company's 100+ brokers, recipient of the company's cherished "Brokers Choice" award (twice) and "Standards of Excellence" award, both of which reflect Led's unsurpassed reputation among his fellow brokers.  This track record led to his being hired as the Branch Broker (manager) of the top-producing Bridge Street office in 2016, where Led continues to broker the sale of resort property while leading a talented team of successful brokers.

Giving back to his profession, and his community, is another passion. Led has served two terms as a Director of the Vail Board of Realtors, six years as a Trustee on the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival board, Council member and two-term President of his church, and two-term President of his own Homeowners Association, as well as serving on several other boards, property owner associations and marketing and development committees. Serving as a mentor via his leadership role in local Mens Fraternity groups (www.mensfraternity.com) has been another meaningful activity for Led.

Led remains most grateful to have the opportunity to conduct business, and raise a family, in this beautiful part of the world. Led, Connie and Chase thrive on the many activities that surround them, with a special passion for skiing and biking. Looking back over the past twenty-eight years in the Vail Valley brings about a sense of heartfelt gratitude, something Led enjoys sharing with his clientele, family and friends.

Enjoying your Vail Valley dream home is great fun. Yet its acquisition and eventual sale are serious business. Helping you accomplish these dreams is Led's business, and he looks forward to the opportunity to be of service to you and your family.

Please visit Led's personal website at www.ledgardner.com. Thank you!

Led, I know it’s been a long process that at times tested nerves of all involved. In the end, your professionalism and focus helped get it done. Great job! Thank you for all your guidance through this and a successful conclusion. $3,250,000 sale in Vail

— Vail

Dear Led, Thank you so much for all of your time and energies over the last years. I will be forwarding your name along to anyone I know of who is looking in the Vail Valley. Your knowledge of the market, attention to detail and real understanding of your clients' needs and wants is unrivaled by anyone else. Thanks again, and best to Connie $2,420,000 sale in Beaver Creek

— Beaver Creek

If anyone is ever looking for an honorable, trustworthy, friendly and focused real estate representative, look no further than Led Gardner. Without the true perseverance of Led, I can honestly say that we never would have had the opportunity to enjoy our new home in Vail. Led, we appreciate your professionalism and your friendship. Thank you. $3,650,000 and $395,000 purchases, and a $6,200,000 sale in Vail

— Vail

Led Gardner acted as our Realtor for the purchase of a house in Vail in February 2010. Led was recommended to us because of his experience with the Vail property market. We were purchasing the house partially as an investment, so getting a good deal was very important. Led really understood our personal wants and investment needs, and showed us a number of houses that fitted all of our requirements. He quickly got to know what both me and my wife liked and disliked, and was very good at finding appropriate properties. Once we found the right house, Led negotiated a very good discount with the seller, without which the property would have fallen outside of our price range. He then worked with a number of inspectors who found some minor issues, and thereafter negotiated an escrow fund to pay for repairs post-close. Even well after the sale had closed, Led continued to assist us with organizing the repair work. He also recommended builders for some remodeling work that we will be undertaking soon. Led has helped us make Vail a home, even taking the time to ski with me on several occasions last season. His insight into the Vail market was, and continues to be, invaluable and I have no hesitation in recommending him." $900,000 purchase and $2,425,000 sale following renovation

— Vail

Please accept this letter as my unqualified recommendation for Led Gardner and the services he provides as a real estate broker. The experience I have had with Led in the process of listing and selling my house in the Vail Valley has been the most fruitful and the most enjoyable home transaction I have ever experienced. His counsel regarding market conditions and recommended selling prices was realistic and provided a sound basis for setting the initial price point. His follow up counsel was an essential ingredient in working through the negotiation process and in getting our property sold quickly. Once a contract had been signed Led’s follow through service was impeccable and every detail was handled with the utmost level of professionalism and accuracy. Led closely monitored the myriad of details between the contract signing and the final closing to ensure the process went smoothly. He handled the rough spots quickly to keep the deal on track to closing, and kept all parties to the agreement happy with the outcomes of each stage of the process. Led unfailingly delivered on each of his commitments throughout the transaction." $1,000,000 sale in Singletree

— Singletree

Dear Led, I wanted to write to thank you for the exemplary service you rendered to us in the sale of our house at 749 Holden Road in Beaver Creek. From my first contact with you, you went far beyond the normal services, each with the highest degree of quality. I know the "normal standard" because I was a commercial real estate broker and developer for many years. When I contacted you about my house, you generously offered to personally check the landscape maintenance problem I was having, and continued to do so for several months... and you did not even have the listing on the property. Immediately upon listing, you produced high quality materials and saw that they were distributed on a weekly basis to the right people. I was impressed with your progress reports to me, keeping me informed as to who was looking and what your estimate was as to their interest. Your follow up with needed services to closing were timely and you kept me informed all along the way of any potential problems. Our closing went as smoothly as any in which I have participated. You have my five star recommendation to anyone who would consider your services. You are truly a quality real estate broker. Thank you again for all you have done for us. $4,300,000 sale in Beaver Creek

— Beaver Creek

While we are very happy that our house is sold, we are saddened that we will no longer be in daily contact with Led Gardner, one of the finest men on the planet. Not only did Led capably fulfill the obligations of broker, he went the extra mile in representing our property to its fullest potential. Open houses and broker visits were handled with great dignity and careful planning. No matter the request, he was always available and always a gentleman." Three transactions. $3,750,000 sale in Arrowhead. $1,300,000 purchase and $1,515,000 sale in Cordillera

— Arrowhead/Cordillera

It is impossible to overstate Led Gardner's professionalism and excellence as a broker. His attention to detail, creativity, follow-through, negotiation skills, and calm demeanor make him a credit to your organization. As a former office manager/Vice President of Merrill Lynch Realty in Dallas, I am an extremely demanding client. Based on my 22 years of participating in and supervising countless real estate transactions, I can recommend Led without reservation. $2,800,000 sale in Vail

— Vail

Without a doubt, Led Gardner would be at the top of my list of superior performers. In marketing a multi-million dollar property for me, Led took total control and responsibility. His knowledge of the market, combined with his good instincts and the ability to cultivate buyer interest resulted in a sale at a price that was fair for both the buyer and the seller. Without a doubt, Led worked for and earned his commission. For anyone needing a highly motivated, hard working, honest and ethical professional in real estate, I would urge you to consider Led Gardner." Beaver Creek Resort One personal transaction @ $2,650,000 and two referral transactions of $2,275,000 and $900,000

— Beaver Creek

Thanks again for the outstanding service you provided in the sale of our home in Vail. Your thorough understanding of Vail real estate, creativity marketing our home and attention to detail made the process enjoyable. You saw to all the details, provided me timely progress reports and made the entire process smooth and seamless. I would be pleased to recommend your services without hesitation. As I'm already missing our "mountain retreat" it won't be long before I'll need your services again! Thanks again, Led! $1,150,000 sale in Vail

— Vail

Dear Led, We want to thank you for taking such good care of us during the project of selling our Beaver Creek home, from the first introductions through to the actual sale of the home. You were professional in all your dealings with us, and we so appreciated your attention to every detail (and there were a lot!), helping us to show our home at its best. Also, your helping us to see we should continue with this buyer when we were impatient. We are so impressed with your warmth and kindness throughout, and your identification with the home and with us. Your skillful handling of everything made the sale possible. Thank you for arranging for us to have such beautiful photography of our home. We will always treasure them. Thank you for being so much more than our “Real Estate Man.” We consider you a friend. We hope you and your family enjoy this book." $4,250,000 sale in Beaver Creek

— Beaver Creek

I have become well acquainted with Led over the last seven years as a real estate broker and now dear friend. We have consummated seven successful real estate transactions together, including Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Vail and Red Sky Ranch, and I anticipate there will be more in the future. His communication and interpersonal relationships are unmatched, and his representation on behalf of his clients is exceptional. Led has tremendous drive and maturity. He has a strong commitment and sincere interest in positively helping people, and wins the confidence and trust of others in a quiet and unassuming manner. Led has been involved in a number of diverse, quality Vail Valley organizations that have resulted in the development of a high level of community participation and commitment that is seldom found in a broker. He sets high standards of excellence for himself, and can always be counted upon to fulfill outside obligations with this same high degree of excellence. Led is admired by others in the community, and is frequently sought out to assume leadership positions in various organizations. In summary, Led is an outstanding example of an ethical, conscientious businessman. I recommend him without reservation." Vail, Bachelor Gulch and Red Sky Ranch (Seven transactions)

— Vail/Bachelor Gulch

I knew Led before he became my real estate professional. He is an intelligent, moral and enthusiastic human being who brings the same great skills and expertise to real estate as he does to our runs down Prima Cornice! In terms of knowledge and honesty, Led is the best real estate professional that I have ever met. He made our real estate investment process in Vail very enjoyable. It is a pleasure to count Led as one of my good friends. I will definitely continue my real estate investments with him for many years." $880,000 purchase in Vail

— Vail

Led, Think about how crazy it is that we bought this place sight unseen because of our confidence in your judgment. I am a risk adverse person and this is highly unusual. You handled the entire process since we first met you with fairness and skill. Thanks again for everything. $1.9M purchase and $3.25M sale in Vail Vail ($1,950,000 purchase in Vail)

— Vail

I have spent the past five years skiing and enjoying all that the Vail Valley has to offer. During that time, I dreamed of the day I would be a homeowner. I met Led Gardner through a mutual friend and our relationship began as ski buddies, with Led as our consummate guide to the slopes during the day and the village during the evenings. Led and his wife Connie then introduced us to the joys of the beautiful summers in Vail, and all the wonderful warm weather activities that the Vail Valley has to offer. When the time was right for me to become a homeowner, I knew that Led's impeccable attention to detail and his thorough knowledge of Vail real estate would prove invaluable in my search for the ideal second home. What was better, Led truly represented my interests as a buyer, something I found very comforting and relaxing. Led’s superb attention to detail along with his ability to listen to our thoughts and requests helped us find the perfect home in Vail, one that was exactly what we were looking for. I cannot wait until I am ready for our next purchase! Led, thank you very much. $880,000 purchase in Vail

— Vail

Led Gardner did an outstanding job! $6,525,000 purchase in Vail

— Vail

As one who is actively involved in the commercial and residential real estate markets here on the Front Range, I deal with a number of real estate brokers on a daily basis. As such, I feel well qualified to comment on the services of Led Gardner, who as our listing broker, recently completed the sale of our home in Vail. Led is a very professional and extremely savvy broker who truly represented our interests. He is an excellent communicator/negotiator. Led's expertise, accessibility, graciousness and willingness to do what was required played a major role in the successful and smooth completion of the sale of our home." $1,524,500 sale in Vail

— Vail

Dear Led, Having worked with several brokers over the years, we were extremely surprised and pleased with the entire experience with you. This was before you managed to sell the property! Here's how you were different. (1) We had other initial presentations. You had spent way more time, thought and effort. (2) Your attitude was always positive. (3) We felt you were trying to get a deal closed, but were always on our side as well. (4) You took care of the details promptly and were easy to contact. (5) You went over and beyond what your role really called for when it was needed. (6) You never seemed exasperated! (7) You told us what you thought (pluses and minuses) when we were house hunting (after the sale). We would be glad to be a referral for you, but please don't publish our names because we're pretty private! Warm regards, $6,450,000 sale in Lake Creek

— Lake Creek

Led Gardner exemplifies the art of selling high end mountain real estate. From developing marketing materials to showing property to timely open houses, Led is on the front end of the selling process. Unlike some relators who are essentially order takers, waiting for the phone to ring, Led is actively and progressively introducing his listings to other realtors and buyer prospects in a professional manner that produces results. We have worked with Led on both the buy and sell side and his expertise, knowledge, guidance and advice is best-in-class. From diplomatically working thru buyer-seller differences to helping at every step of the transaction, including carrying boxes to the moving van, Led is there – making a difference. We wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend Led Gardner for your next real estate transaction. $1,695,000 purchase and $2,300,000 sale in Vail

— Vail

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