Success is not final, Failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.
What is something very few people know about you?
I attended a one room country school in Lower Bridge area of Central Oregon. Grades 1-3.
I’m obsessed with…
Favorite childhood book?
Brighty of the Grand Canyon
What is your favorite Central Oregon activity?
Have you ever had a dream come true?
Yes, my late husband Jay
Steel Magnolia, The Sound of Music & Mrs. Doubtfire.
What are you reading right now?
The Giver of Stars by Jo Jo Moyes
What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
I purchased my first car for $150.00
What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?
Wheaties with Bananas.
Sandy is a native and lifelong resident of Central Oregon. She has held an Oregon real estate license since 1979 and has practiced continuously since then with realty companies in Redmond and Bend. She earned many regional, national and international sales awards over the course of her career.
Building on this success, Sandy formed The Garner Group as an independent real estate company in January 2008. The company established a franchise relationship with Harcourts International in 2014 and is now branded as Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate.
In January 2017, Sandy sold Harcourts The Garner Group to her two daughters, Erica Davis and Shelley Griffin, and niece Sara LaFaver. Sandy is excited to be a full-time broker, and happy that the business is staying in the family.
Much of Sandy’s career has focused on new home neighborhoods. She created the model for the company’s business relationship with some of Central Oregon’s top home builders. She has worked with builders and developers to market successfully some of Bend’s landmark residential developments, including award-winning neighborhoods that made Craftsman period design Bend’s signature architectural style. One such, West Bend Village, earned a Governor’s Livability Award in 1997 from the State of Oregon.
Sandy has earned certification by the National Assn. of Realtors as a Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR). Both are achieved through ongoing advanced professional training and attainment of performance benchmarks. She has supported local charitable organizations through personal and company participation in fund-raising events.
Sandy serves on the boards of directors of Partners in Care, one of the oldest hospice and home health organizations in Central Oregon, and Building a Better Bend, a non-profit organization that presents expert speakers in the field of sustainable growth and fosters discussion on how to apply their ideas locally. Sandy received the 2015 Stevie Award for Entrepreneur of the Year. Because of Sandy’s long dedication to the builders in Central Oregon and support of COBA, the office received the COBA Realtor of the Year in 2013 & 2016. She was chosen by the Central Oregon Builders Assn. to receive the 2014 Gary Bunger Memorial Award for Industry Loyalty, based on involvement in COBA, industry accomplishments and civic activities.
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