I have received the Premier top 1% (MCNE) Master Certified Negotiation Expert Designation. Of which around 30 of over 25,000 licensed real estate agents in Utah have. Staying educated helps me to best serve my client’s. Having the (ABR) Accredited Buyers Representative Designation allows me to Best represent the buyer in Real Estate Contract negotiations also. Recognition as a Certified Residential Specialist* — CRS is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers, I take pride in being one of 3% of Realtors holding CRS Credential. Only 2 Agents in Utah hold this Designation. In Utah about 22 Agents have the Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist Certification. DON’T COUNT ON THE MARKET; COUNT ON MY SKILLS. Marty Gale currently is the only Agent in Utah that Holds all Four!
Let me separate the Pack
- 25,000 Real Estate Agents*
- 15,000 Are members of the National Association of Realtors. This group carries the Realtor Designation (Higher Standard of care and abide by a stricter code of ethics. )*
- 280 Are Certified Residential Specialists and are Members of the Residential Real Estate Council (Tough to get)*
- 130 Senior Real Estate Specialist in Utah (16 Hours of Class Time)
- 32 Are Master Certified Negotiation Experts. They have competed the 3 part course consisting of about 96 hours of class time.*
- 22 Are Certified Probate Real Estate Specialists. They are certified through U.S. Probate Services. A Leading Free Consumer Resource on Probate, Conservatorship and Estate Settlement. Trained, and certified in the probate process.*
*Members come and go from active certifications. Number of Members and accuracy could vary.
When it comes to knowing the luxury market, you won’t be disappointed. Not only do I know how to strategically market and locate luxury properties, I have also built them. One project I built in 1994 for the Salt Lake Home Builder’s Association Parade of Homes in Emigration Canyon called the “Le Veille Ferme” won 24 awards. It was a French Country style two-story that changed the luxury home industry over the next 20 years. It won the prestigious Governor’s Award for Interior Design as well as People’s Choice award. The European styling of that home is still prevalent in today’s luxury home market. This in depth experience gives our team a distinct edge for marketing luxury properties!
* Founder and Partner of Utah Realty
* Founder Past Broker Owner of Re/Max Metro Realty of Utah (1994)
* Member Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) (RSS)
* e-Pro Certified
* CNE Certified Negotiation Expert
* MCNE Master Certified Negotiation Expert (Only 30 in the State of Utah)
* Short Sale Foreclosure Resource Certified (SFR)
* Skilled Buyers Agent
* Member Salt Lake Board of Realtors
* Member National Association of Realtors
* Skilled Negotiator for Loss Mitigation, Short Sales
I was born and raised right here in Utah. My loving parents are still living in my childhood home in Holladay Utah. Raised by a stay at home Mom who always kept us kids in line. Dad was a hard working father who was a mechanical engineer at Hercules, now know as ATK. He taught me the value of hard work by example. At the age of 14 I started working part time after school an on weekends. Went to Cottonwood High School then to the University of Utah in Business. In 1986 a friend told me to get in to real estate. In 1988 I met my wife by chasing a prospective buyer out a model home. Happily married to my Wife Laurie ( my much better half) since 1989. We live in South Jordan City with our two pups Max and Sophie.
Hobbies & Interests:
I enjoy spending time with family. I enjoy fly fishing, down hill skiing, photography, gardening, (built my own greenhouse), riding ATV’s in the mountains. Laurie and I have enjoyed traveling to many places. I love to Scuba dive and still do at 60! Some of our favorite places are Hawaiian Islands and the Oregon Coast along with the beautiful mountains and deserts of Utah. In the early morning hours of the winter season while it is dark outside I enjoy programming my WordPress website: www.UtahRealtyPlace.com and posing occasionally on Facebook.
Business Bio / Why
Just being available to answer questions about real estate.
Everything I do in my business and the way I do it is to make my clients experience a smooth and trouble free.
Understanding the needs of a families housing situation is primary to me. Moving thru the twists and turns of the home sale or purchase and finding the right place that brings that family a home to enjoy and flourish in. Advising and selling the home that has a lifetime of memories wrapped up in is of paramount importance.
Reading between the lines of what one wants and what one needs. Guiding that family or person to achieve their goal.
Negotiate thru-out the journey from offer to closing. Really sensing and seeing the little details. This is why Real Estate is my Full Time Occupation. Has been since 1986. Realtors come and go, we are here to serve our family of past, present and future clients.
I have been helping friends with their real estate needs in the State of Utah since 1986. We love when past clients come back to us, it’s a warm reunion and refreshed friendship. We Sincerely Value New Business Just Like A Referral. Support Local Businesses. We are a local independent real estate brokerage, committed to providing outstanding service and value to buyers and sellers. We are known and have a reputation for developing quality working relationships with our clientele. Utah Realty is excited to have developed beneficial relationships with lenders, inspectors, contractors, and a wide range of housing professionals. Real Estate Transaction is one of the top most important transactions one makes in their life. Our team of professionals are here to assist you. It is often life changing and should not be left in the hands of a amateur or part time agents. When I go to the closing with my clients I most always leave with a huge from them. Yes the guys too! That’s my why.
A few of our happy clients.
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