Kathy Gardenier

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Million Dollar Service...Always

Who you work with does matter ...

Kathy works differently than ALL other Realtors®, truly. Whether selling or buying homes, she incorporates a good old fashioned work eithic with modern day digital strategies to outsmart the competition and give her clients the competitive advantage they deserve. She is a top performer with the Elite Group at HomeSmart which is “The Valley’s Hand-Selected Group of Elite, Industry-Leading Agents Providing Unsurpassed Service”.
Kathy's goal is not to work with as many clients as possible, but to make sure that every client she works with feels that their needs are as important to her as they are to them. The fiduciary duty that Kathy provides is exemplary. Her clients are treated like family every step of the way, which is why her business is 92% referral based. Kathy's clients become raving fans and not only continue to call on her for their own real estate needs, but also refer her to family and friends, as their trusted advisor.
Kathy shares with her clients a genuine zest for life, a deep respect for their needs, and true enjoyment of providing excellent, professional service.  She portrays her values of honesty, integrity and expertise by providing Million Dollar Service...Always. Kathy loves her work, and it shows!

Hello and thank you for visiting my website!
I consider it a priviledge to assist you with your real estate needs or answer questions you may have about the market. I continuously educate myself on current market information to ensure my clients benefit in every way and work closely with them to understand what is most important to them. I will always go the extra mile to make sure I surpass my client's expectations.
Originally from Michigan, I have lived in and enjoyed the Valley of the Sun for 34+ years.  My hobbies are hiking, biking, horse back riding, yoga, writing, reading and comedy! My biggest claim to fame is being the proud mother of two incredible  daughters.
Wishing you all the best,



Who you work with does matter ...

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. (3 Sales)

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. (2 Sales)

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. (6 Sales)

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. (4 Sales)

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. (2 Sales)

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. (2 Sales)

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.

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. (3 Sales)

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. (2 Sales)

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


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

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.



To make a contribution 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.


Kathleen M Gardenier, PLLC


Elite Group Member

HomeSmart Diamond Club Member

Zillow 5-Star Member

Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

Certified DRS Agent™


Superior Court Real Estate Special Commissioner

Bachelor of Science in Purchasing and Logistics Management