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Gretchen Baumgardner

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Engel & Völkers - GESTALT GROUP
Scottsdale, AZ
Residential Real Estate Agent

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.