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Gardner Realtors

Gardner Realtors

We don’t just do real estate. We exist to help you create the life you love… and we accomplish this through both our real estate services and community involvement helping the homeless.

Glenn 'Chip' Gardner

Glenn 'Chip' Gardner

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 off 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!

Crystal Gardner-Phillips

Crystal Gardner-Phillips

Vice President

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.

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