Kathy Gardenier

DRE: SA562833000

(602) 284-1157
(602) 230-7600 (Office)


I am here to help you achieve your lifestyle goals, and provide Million Dollar Service...Always.

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Expertise Matters!

I have provided exceptional Service Valley Wide since 2005.

When it comes to handling your biggest asset, expertise matters! My commitment is to exhibit a strong business acumen along with a personalized level of service. My adept skills of marketing, negotiating, networking, communicating and reducing stress, will provide you with the level of service you deserve and the results you desire.

I share with my clients a genuine zest for life, a deep respect for their needs, and a true enjoyment of providing exceptional service. My business isn't about how many homes I can sell, it's about how highly satisfied my clients are. I have earned a highly valued 95% referral based and repeat business and am a top producer with the Elite Group at HomeSmart which is “The Valley’s Hand-Selected Group of Elite, Industry-Leading Agents Providing Unsurpassed Service”. I have earned the status of being a Zillow Premier Agent and am a think outside of the box results-driven, real estate professional. I bring a full spectrum of skills to the table in order to help you achieve your lifestyle goals, and the 3 passions that drive me are: 

1) Helping others achieve their goals, especially with their real estate needs.

2) Seeing the positive aspects in things and living life with a positive attitude.

3) Raising my 2 incredible daughters as a single parent for 18 years.

The Back Story …

Originally from Michigan, I have lived in and enjoyed the Valley of the Sun since 1984. I was one of five children and was raised with a very strong work ethic. I graduated from A.S.U. and earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Purchasing and Logistics Management. I then joined forces with a creative partner and ran the administrative side of a business that we established, owned, and operated as a successful mom and pop retail-wholesale-manufacturing business. It started in a small 500 sq. ft. location and grew to 4 locations in the Valley. That is where I honed my negotiating, marketing and communication skills.

In 2005 I obtained my real estate license and have enjoyed working through the real estate cycles ever since. While working with my clients, I fully understand the need to be discreet, confidential, and trustworthy, in addition to highly respecting their time. My pledge to my clients is to be their trusted advisor, a true fiduciary, work relentlessly to achieve their goals and to earn their repeat business & referrals.


My hobbies are hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, yoga, pilates, writing, reading and comedy!


To contribute towards improving the quality of life for my clients, family and friends. To demonstrate a positive attitude along with an exceptional level of integrity, knowledge and skill, while maintaining a balanced life and still giving back to the community.


"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase". 

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Favorite Quote:

"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.

-Henry Ford

Organizations that I am passionate about supporting:

The Ehlers-Danlos Society

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Arizona Burn Foundation

Hospice of the Valley

St. Mary's Food Bank


Who you work with does matter ...

I have worked with Kathy multiple times over the years and she is a 5 star in all categories.She definitely knows her job and keeps the clients best interest in mind. Her communication skills and follow up are excellent! I would highly recommend her if your buying or selling a home. She is very honest with a great attitude. MK

We have known Kathy for 10 years and she has helped our family with several transactions. She is very knowledgeable about the market, responsive, and makes the process go very smoothly. She is flexible and friendly too. I highly recommend her. A. C.

Kathy was a God send. We were very happy with all her diligence in finding us the perfect home for our needs. She was able to sell our previous home with a 3 hour open house and continued negotiations, which were trying, in purchasing our new home. I could not more highly recommend her. She was and is still available almost 24 hours per day. The Roberts

I hired Kathy to sell my home because she came highly recommended from a dear friend who had worked with Kathy several times. My sale was so important to me because being an 80 year old recent widow, the money from this sale would be all the money i would have to live on as I moved into a senior community. Kathy was honest, knowledgeable and caring. Most importantly she was dedicated to getting me the most money possible from my sale. She had some creative marketing methods that made the sale stress free and got me way over my already list price. Having never gone through selling a home without my husband, i am so thankful that Kathy was there to handle every aspect of the sale. She was a joy to work with and an absolute angel for me. I would refer Kathy without hesitation to anyone needing to sell or buy. Sincerely, Moe S.

First off- I honestly don’t know how we ever would’ve managed to sell our home if we’d had any other Relator than Kathy. We had a very difficult situation trying to sell our home in the midst of a contentious divorce, seemingly never ending remodel, and Covid. Despite several roadblocks out of our control, Kathy was so dedicated to helping get the house sold. She remained so professional throughout the difficult situation and I am forever grateful to all she did to ensure not only did our house get sold, but that we got our asking price (which was way over any other comps in the area at the time). Kathy is an absolute expert and knows the ins and outs of buying and selling real estate in AZ. She has also helped other family members of mine buy/sell their homes so I have witnessed how she also goes above and beyond for her clients. If you’re looking for a Relator I really don’t think you could find better than Kathy. I can’t recommend her enough!!! Brittany K.

Kathy is very patient and cares about getting her client the right place. She did an especially good job negotiating conditions that I was comfortable with, keeping the lines of communication open throughout the buying process. Al O.

Extremely professional and knowledgeable! Would recommend Kathy to other friends and family. She was able to help me understand deferent clauses in the contract and helped at every step of the way. Cody K

After having been in the real estate business for over 30 years, we know that when it comes to selling homes, who you work with truly matters. Kathy represented us on three transactions this year, with the most recent one being the sale of our mother’s house of almost 20 years.  We couldn't be more pleased with the process and the outcome, as we were under contract on the sale of the house in only 18 days, and for a great price. Our stress was hugely reduced as Kathy guided and negotiated the entire process. She is a pleasure to work with and absolutely provides above and beyond service. Kathy’s honesty, integrity in pricing, open & continuous communication, and enthusiasm in marketing provided an exceptional and personalized level of service. She was a true advocate for us and treated us like family, always putting our best interest first. We highly recommend Kathy to represent you for any of your real estate needs!

Dan and Barbara D.

Our first encounter with Kathy clinched the deal!  We hired her to sell our home that day.  She is professional, extremely easy to speak with, and she did so many things the so-called experts did not.  We sold our home thanks to Kathy’s efforts as our Realtor! 

Cindy & JR G.

Kathy has been wonderful to deal with, she has always looked out for my best interest and has been providing outstanding service to me for about 6 years. Most recently, in September of 2020, Kathy helped sell my home for substantially more than the comps in my area. We got as far as a coming soon listing and she had my home under contract for asking price before the MLS listing even went live. I recommend Kathy for anyone looking for professional and exceptional service with their real estate needs. D. Wilcox

Kathy has helped me and my husband and both our children buy homes. She is currently helping my in laws relocate to Arizona. She is very knowledgeable in the market and has gone above and beyond. We wouldn't even consider calling anyone else for our real estate needs, and highly recommend her to our friends and family.

Robin & Dan B.


Carol and I are very happy that we chose you to guide us through the process of selling our house on Cambridge. We value not only your experience and professional demeanor, but also your interest in listening to our concerns and expectations. From the very beginning we felt that we could trust you because of your knowledge, availability, and steadiness.  This was a situation where there were competing interests and you had the ability to negotiate in each case after having discussed the issues with us and suggesting the course of action. This was the first time we had a house to sell and didn’t have any idea of what to expect, we believe that your support through the whole experience was encouraging and help to reduce the stress factor to a comfortable level. We are grateful for your honest and valuable guidance as well as for your results oriented approach. 
Best regards and thank you,
Carol and Primitivo
Kathy has helped us multiple times finding a home and we would not hesitate to use her again! She was patient and kind while showing us house after house even though I was quite picky! She helps you through every step of the way! I am happy to say she was our realtor but also happy to call her a friend! Jennifer M.

Kathy provided constant updates, great practical advice and was extremely responsive with any questions that we had. Throughout the process of selling our previous home, and buying our new home, Kathy was a true advocate for us. Kathy kept us informed and was extremely responsive to our needs. She is a pleasure to work with & truly provides ‘above and beyond’ service. We would highly recommend Kathy for your real estate needs! 

Julie and Fred W.

After receiving a glowing recommendation from a close friend whom had been extremely pleased with Kathy, we decided to enlist her services to sell our house and find us our new home. I could not be any happier with our experience! Kathy is extremely knowledgeable and is a total advocate for her clients. I was extremely impressed with her negotiation skills and ability to get us everything we asked for and more. She is patient and goes above and beyond to communicate with you throughout the entire process. I know that we would not have had the same success throughout our sale and purchase without Kathy's help. I will never use another realtor again and will continue to recommend her to anyone that is in need of real estate services.  Thank you Kathy for helping us find our perfect home and begin this new chapter in our lives.

Alex & Phil G.

We wanted to take the time to tell you how great our recent sale and purchase went. You came highly recommended and it was for good reason. Our house sold for the asking price in just a few days. All through that process you protected our interests and ironed out the many wrinkles that popped up. Believe me, you saved us time, money and mental anguish. The purchase of our new home went just as smooth. Again, there were many unexpected twists and turns. We needed an expert and we’re thankful to have had you on our side. Even after the closing on the new place, you were always available to handle the last few details for us. We appreciate your professionalism and attention to detail.

Jeff and Mary B.

I recently enlisted Kathy’s services to sell my son’s condominium.  Having worked in the home building industry for 29 years, 16 of those years in new home sales management, I work with real estate professionals on a daily basis and found Kathy to be one of the best agents that I have had the pleasure to work with.   Kathy provided constant updates, great practical advice and was extremely responsive with any questions that we had.  We would highly recommend Kathy for your real estate needs! 

Tim and Sue G.

We arrived in Scottsdale about four months ago and while waiting for our house in our previous location to sell, Kathy showed us about 50 homes for sale in the Phoenix area. We finally settled upon one of the last houses we viewed. To say that she put in the hours for this sale is an understatement. She was a pleasure to work with through the whole process. She found us a short-term rental during the search process. She stayed on top of all the details of the purchase and navigated us through some unusual aspects to the contract. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone searching for real estate.

Steve and Angie C.

I have never worked with a more hard working and amazing partner in real estate than Kathy. She ALWAYS went above and beyond for us. She is a creative problem solver, has incredible work ethic, and is so very positive. For us, we sold our house while living in another state, and she made me feel at ease and like I was right there the entire time. I highly recommend her to anyone! Also, the Closing Manager, Saundra Lockwood was exceptional. Her communication was strong and consistent. She was flexible and worked hard to make sure we could move at the speed of light for a VERY quick closing with no snafus.

Carrie and Brian D.

To call Kathy a professional is putting it mildly. She is the ultimate knowledgeable, attentive and caring real estate professional. Having purchased 11 houses over the past 20 years, Kathy proved to be the absolute best real estate professional. I cannot thank her enough for always being on top of  everything associated not only with the purchase in Arizona but remaining in constant contact with my selling realtor in California.

Sandy and John 

I never thought buying a house would be so easy and stress free.  Kathy listened to my wants and needs, which were not few. Kathy knew what I wanted and I found my dream home! 

Minerva and Edward D.

Kathy is the ultimate professional and exactly who you want to work with for such an important transaction. Kathy is highly knowledgeable, hard-working and eager to please. Kathy goes above and beyond for her clients and is extremely thorough in her research. She has excellent people skills and takes her client's personality into consideration when showing homes. She is honest, helpful, and patient. Kathy is a buyer's delight and a true treasure.

Dr & Mrs. Leonard Goldstein

Being an out of state seller was not easy for me, until I met Kathy.  Upon our first meeting I hired her to sell my house and she was off and running on day 1.  Her level of personalized service specific to my needs was exceptional.  Kathy's marketing and networking was far reaching and continuous.  I received constant updates on anything of importance including feedback from showings which proved very helpful.  There wasn't a time when she didn't respond to my call, text, or email often within the hour.  Kathy's ability to put herself in her client's shoes and do whatever it took to get the job done was truly amazing.  She brought a level of professionalism, expertise, open & honest communication, and even calmness to the process that I could not have put a price on.  I highly recommend Kathy for any real estate needs you may have. 

Sincerely, Jeannie T.

Kathy Gardenier & Brandon Tague of Home Smart: We needed the help of new Real Estate professionals after losing our previous agent to retirement. We wanted to interview three different realtors before making a selection. We selected two from the area and were searching for one additional. We took a chance at stopping by an open house a couple blocks away. We decided to include this realtor (Home Smart) in our process. After interviewing all three realtors, we decided to select Home Smart represented by Kathy Gardenier and Brandon Tague. From the beginning these two were extremely professional. They emphasized a team approach with the two of them and us. We couldn’t have been happier with every aspect of the selling experience. Kathy has a wealth of real estate experience and provided excellent recommendations at every point along the way. Brandon was very focused on the marketing of the house including how to use the internet and social media to promote our home. We sold our home quickly and had more showings than we expected throughout the process. The team of Kathy and Brandon were always calming, enthusiastic, and professional. Their communications from the initial meeting until closing was far better than anything we’ve ever experienced. If you are looking to sell your home, we highly recommend Kathy and Brandon. They are outstanding!”

Tom & Paulina Norkiewicz

Stop---- Don’t look any further……..you have it made in the shade with Kathy Gardenier! So helpful, honest, integral, transparent and goes 100 extra miles for you! She is chalk full of helpful tidbits, useful information and resources. You want a smooth ride selling your house?—only settle for the best, and that is Kathy! She even helped me look for rentals after the sale of my home. I only hope I can refer her and have my friends and family use her. Thanks, Kathy for the all-star help!

Kathleen D

I am grateful every day for the hard work you put into helping me find a home. I felt that you had my best interest in mind throughout the entire process. You listened attentively, worked tirelessly, and guided perfectly. You will certainly receive my highest recommendation.
A million thanks!!

David L.C.

I'll start by saying I am a "demanding" consumer. I'm probably a legend at certain call centers for the volume of and tenacity of my complaints. One rule I live by is "If we agree on a price in exchange for a product or service, I want to get what I pay for". Kathy is one of a very small club, in that she not only met my expectations, she exceeded them - by a longshot. Now, I am what some marketing people would call a "raving fan". This opinion is based on several factors: *Dependability - in the year and a half my wife and I worked with Kathy, she did not let us down a single time. Phone calls. Emails. Text messages. From 7am to 10 pm, she was there for us. She was dependable every single time. *Knowledge - she knew, and more importantly, she understood exactly what we were looking for in our new home. *Work ethic - Kathy worked for a year and a half. We started with a property we liked, and she was the listing agent. She met us at the location promptly. She was professional, congenial, knowledgable, but not pushy. Even after our first "dream house" fell through, she stayed in touch. We went through a year without much contact. When the wife and I started looking again, Kathy was ready again. 45 days later, we moved into the perfect home for our family. *Nice. Kathy is always pleasant, sincere and funny. Its not easy to be all three consistently. I'd like to thank Kathy for letting me make my wife and son happy. Their smiles in the new house are priceless treasures I wouldn't have without Kathy. I'll use Kathy for any and all real estate purchases for the rest of my life, and will reccomend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you again Kathy! You are the best!

Steve & Katie T.

Kathy absolutely exceeded my expectations!!! She truly handled each and every step, detail and issue involved with this home listing and sale in an extremely professional way. It's the care, the courtesy and communication I valued immensely in what can be a very trying and difficult situation!!! Thank you Kathy!!! You really were a gift!!!

Nancy K.

Kathy is, without a doubt, one of the most professional people I have ever encountered. Aside from that she truly cares about me as a client and works with me to achieve what I want. I highly recommend Kathy. You will not be disappointed.

P. Lira

Transitioning from our home of 45 years to a retirement community is a big change. Your honesty and integrity in pricing was obvious. Your enthusiasm in marketing was exceptional.  You treated us like family, looking out for our welfare. 

Nova and Bob A.

As first time buyers the whole process of purchasing a house seemed daunting in the beginning, but after working with Kathy she changed our outlook. From the minute we met Kathy she listened to our needs and made it a point to keep the line of communication open throughout the process. We knew that any question we had would be answered in a timely manner , and that meant a lot since much of this was new information. In the end Kathy helped find the perfect home for us and made the experience a positive one!

Jen & Stephen L.

Without your patience and perseverance, I would have walked away from a buying this home and that would have been a huge mistake. Thank you for your wisdom throughout this process. Thank you for your incredible responsiveness. That level of service is a rare find these days. You showed me respect by valuing my judgment and my time.

John N.

I worked in the Title Insurance business for close to five years and dealt with many realtors. I've also bought and sold homes in the past and have never worked with anyone I liked as much as Kathy! Kathy found my partner and I the perfect home. She really listened to what we were looking for and would not give up until we found one that was just right. She also took the time to get to know us, never made us feel pressured to buy something we didn't absolutely love and always kept her focus on the things we were not willing to compromise on. I would recommend her to anyone in my circle of friends or family and acquaintances. Kathy works with integrity and she's diligent and patient. Thank you so much for helping us take such an important step in our lives. We have found our forever realtor! -


As first time buyers the whole process of purchasing a house seemed daunting in the beginning, but after working with Kathy she changed our outlook. From the minute we met Kathy she listened to our needs and made it a point to keep the line of communication open throughout the process. We knew that any question we had would be answered in a timely manner , and that meant a lot since much of this was new information. In the end Kathy helped find the perfect home for us and made the experience a positive one!

Jen Gemma and Stephen Lambert

You were able to find us a buyer, in this difficult market we were nothing short of impressed. We appreciated all the extras you helped with saving us hundreds of dollars! You are one of the finest people we have done business with.

Rudy and Mary P.

Kathy represented my fiance and I as we bought our first home. She was patient and kind while showing us house after house - it took us a while to decide on a neighborhood and we had a lot to learn as first-time buyers. When we finally found the right house, she held our hand through every aspect of the close. The house was built in 1937 so there were a lot of issues to work through, and with Kathy's help we did! We would highly recommend her expertise in the historic neighborhoods or for any first-time buyers.

Dan & Sam

Kathy was a dream for a first time home buyer, very patient, understanding and empathetic to the a first timer's anxieties. She was very helpful and responsive throughout the entire process and was very willing to provider her professional opinion and advice in every situation. Her recommended advisors, lenders, and inspectors were all great to work with and made what could have been a very painful process one I would be willing to go through with her again.

S. Pinkal

Thank you for finding the home of our dreams. We appreciate the fact that you always had our best interest at heart and were truly our strongest advocate during the process".

Jill & Eric S

I was introduced to Kathy by another realtor in Colorado Springs where I live. I was interested in becoming a “snow bird” and Kathy worked the rental and sales market for and with me for at least five months. It finally became clear that a purchase was most cost effective. I selected five  properties to review and the other realtor and my daughter were accompanied by Kathy and me via cell phone video. The property selection vote was unanimous. Then the tough part began. Kathy was my eyes, ears, and trusted agent through the loan, property inspection, offer/ counter offer, signature, title and closing processes. Without her intense interest and professional guidance I would not own the home in Cave Creek I do!

Mike & Linda M.

Kathy is very responsive and available 24/7. Very good communication skill with all parties. This was our second time to buy a house with Kathy, she is very detail oriented and knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend Kathy as a realtor agent.

My family and I have known Kathy for several years now as we have purchased 2 homes with her by our side. She has been nothing short of amazing! She always had our best interest and has gone above and beyond to help us. She goes way beyond what other realtors would be willing to do. We would never  use anyone else to help us buy or sell a home. I refer everyone to Kathy!

S. Levitt

Kathy was excellent! We flew in from Chicago to go house shopping with her. She had the whole day lined up for us. She had a great feel for what I was looking for in a home and we found the exact home I was looking for by the end of the day. Kathy communicated everything to me via email or text.  She did the walk through for me and represented me at closing. It was a very flawless process for me to move from Chicago to San Tan Valley. I could not have done this without her expert real estate knowledge.

Sue Golbeck

Kathy is very knowledgeable and professional, purchasing my home was smooth and easy. I would highly recommend her to friends and family. I look foward to working with her in the future.

D. Brown 

Kathy was amazing and then some. When she took over as the realtor to try to sell our house, it had been on the market for way too long. She was determined to sell our house no matter what. She covered every possible tactic that I have heard of and then some to get our house sold. She went above  and beyond giving of her time, with advertising, personal phone calls to keep in touch, networking and so much more. And, on top of all that, Kathy was a friend throughout the whole process. She cared for our feelings and well being. Going forward, I would choose no other realtor than Kathy Gardenier. She is a true REALTOR and PERSON in so many ways that truly cares about the customer over herself.

C. Puschak

Kathy was exceptional in her communication skills. Her availability when needed exceeded my expectations for return calls and follow-up. When questions were offered, solutions by her were executed. Her relationships with providers that required repairs to our home were all license, bonded and very  professional. She made the difficult, sometimes confusing aspect of selling a home much more comfortable and we trusted her for the right reasons.

Garry P.

If I could give Kathy 6 stars I would! When she sold our house it was not a good market for sellers at all. She rolled up her sleeves and got creative to make the sale happen. She was professional and a pleasure to work with. She made us feel like family! I highly recommend Kathy for any real  estate needs you may have.

Moe S.

Kathy was a great help in finding us a new home! She was always looking out for our best interest and giving great feedback and tips for things to look for/think about when purchasing a home.

Sam & Blake L.




Kathleen M Gardenier, PLLC

REALTOR® - HomeSmart, Elite Group Member

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist®

Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

Zillow Premier Agent 


Multi-Million Dollar Producer

HomeSmart Diamond Club Member

Superior Court Real Estate Special Commissioner

Bachelor of Science in Purchasing and Logistics Management

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