Chip is passionate about GARDNER’s continued success with a commitment to give back to local communities. Chip is responsible for GARDNER's day-to-day operations, including the identification, prioritization, and execution of key projects. As the fourth generation, Chip’s experience at GARDNER started as an infant with a visit to the Uptown Office with his proud father, Mr. Glenn Gardner, and great grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Gardner, where a REALTOR declared him ‘a chip of the old block’. Chip is regarded as a thought-leader in the real estate industry; he has spoken on numerous panels and received recognition at industry events across the country/world, including Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, Luxury Portfolio International, RISMedia, and the National Association of REALTORS. Chip is the youngest real estate professional in the Gulf South to attain a combination of the following real estate licenses - a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and a Real Estate Broker in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas; and a Property & Casualty Insurance Producer in Louisiana - and the designations of MBA and MAI. Chip’s extensive real estate consulting experience across the country and world with Duff & Phelps - formerly Standard & Poors Corporate Value Consulting - provided a foundation to attain the prestigious MAI membership, which is awarded to those experienced in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of properties, and who advise clients on real estate investment decisions. For fun, Chip enjoys cutting loose with a few libations, busting out his stellar dance moves, eating at local dives, and cheering on the Fighting Tigers in Death Valley on Saturday Nights!
A native New Orleanian with a passion for experiencing new cultures, Crystal has formed a deep appreciation for our amazing communities and the locals who make our culture so unique. As fourth generation of Gardner Realtors, she has made it her mission to carry on her great grandmother's founding principles. She believes that making home dreams come true should be enjoyable and fun, which is why she wakes up every day with the goal to ensure that buyers and sellers have the best experience possible. Furthermore, she believes a home should be a reflection of what a person loves, which is why this blog, The Local Lantern, was born. A recipient of the Compassion Award and Saints Community Quarterback Award, Crystal has a passion for investing in the lives of homeless women through The New Orleans Mission. She enjoys sharing hope with the hurting and believes that we can learn something from every person we meet. Crystal is also a wife, mom-to-be, dog lover, adventure seeker, adrenaline junkie, art admirer, outdoor enthusiast and traveler. She loves to plan spontaneous vacations (and yes that does make perfect sense in her mind). Bragging rights: Her extremely creative Team Marketing assisted in Gardner Realtors winning Best Digital Marketing Award from Luxury Real Estate, and Best Video Marketing in the World from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.
Digital Marketing Manager
Rachel is a media fanatic - a calculated risk-taker with a deep-rooted passion for brand strategy, content marketing and learning. She works hard to embrace the core values of innovation, growth and integrity in all that she does. With her skill set, she works as the Digital Marketing Manager for GARDNER, REALTORS where she drives Gardner's website and mobile app platform to ensure their tools and services are of the highest quality, manages social media presence, assists in overall SEO strategy and brand development. In her free time, she loves frolicking around local eateries (food is definitely the way to her heart), enjoying live music at a neighborhood bar (because what is better than that), or sitting on her front porch enjoying the view with her little family/friends (because family and friends make life grand). She has an enduring love for NOLA, and often finds herself comparing New Orleans to other cities the more she travels, yet none of the others ever quite compare.
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