Holly Gardner


Holly Gardner

Holly Gardner

Phone: M: 909-261-2486 909-261-2486 mobile
Phone: O: 909-866-4949 909-866-4949 office
Office: Keller Williams
42149 Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Big Bear Resort Property Specialist

As a lifelong resident of the Big Bear Valley and a Big Bear Resort Property Specialist, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. Every market is different, so you need someone local you can trust for up-to-date information. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Find Your Next Home
I know this area inside and out! I can find you the right home at the right price!

Sell Your Home
I can take care of everything you need, from start to close. I will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, help arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can help you make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.


"Holly went overboard in helping me in selling out home in Big Bear Lake. If it were not for her help - I would have had a lot of problems.She is the best and if I were ever to need a realtor - she would be the only one that I would use. They really don't come much better!"

  -L. Campbell, Client

"Holly is knowledgeable, experienced, and a consumate professional. She was a great communicator and can’t recommend her enough. You’re in good hands with Holly Gardner as your Real Estate Agent. Thanks so much Holly!"

  -Erica L., Client

"Holly is a fantastic real estate agent. After showing us houses in the rain, we bought one! The transaction was smooth. I highly recommend Holly for your real estate needs."

  -Kam H., Client

"We've been visiting Big Bear for a few years, and on NYE, decided we wanted to start looking for a home to buy. Less than THREE MONTHS later, we closed on our new home in Boulder Bay. That is thanks to Holly. She made the process smooth and easy, went above and beyond when we couldn't be on location and is so knowledgable about the area and fun to work with. We recommend her so highly!"

  -Alyssa R., Client

"Holly. Is. The. Best. I spoke to a number of different realtors when I was beginning my Big Bear real estate exploration and Holly was the runaway favorite. She was patient with me (as a first time home-buyer and overall nit-pick) and she was excitable and fun which made the entire process more enjoyable. She brought me more - and BETTER - options to look at because she listened to what I was looking for and seemed genuinely excited about finding the perfect fit. A fun, easy, personable process that couldn't have gone smoother. Only the highest of recommendations for Holly! "

  -Andrew C., Client

"Holly was absolutely PHENOMENAL. She was always on time, well prepared, and very patient. We live in LA, which is a couple hours from BB: and Holly made everything so easy and accessible. A true gem in real estate."

  -Hugo B., Client

"Holly is the Best Real Estate Agent I have ever worked with."

  -J. K., Client

""I have worked with Holly for YEARS and YEARS and YEARS, she is reliable like a Granite Rock :-)" "

  -Thomas S., Colleague

""She is on top of things! She gets back to me to my questions within a few minutes, she is straight forward and honest.. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a home??" "

  -Tina B., Client

"It has been a genuine privilege to work with Holly representing my investigation into an investment. In this search, she seemed to have an instant instinct for what I was seeking, the kind of information I would need, and the questions I would have. She is quickly reachable and responsive. Her knowledge of the property (and respective documentation) was very helpful (and indeed, it was pivotal). I'm very pleased with how quickly we were able to launch and complete a recent project. I recommend Ms. Gardner with the utmost confidence and enthusiasm. Thank you. "

  -Vince Francis, Client

"Holly sold my house in 3 DAYS! Not only did she vet the buyer, but she also assisted me with every step of the process. It was my first time acting as the seller and I am so grateful for her guidance and patience. She provided me with detailed answers to all my questions. She also assisted me with finding qualified craftsmen to complete the repair requests associated with the sale. I would highly recommend her especially if this is your first sale!"

  -Adriana P., Client

"We’ve had the pleasure of working with Holly for 3 transactions (1 purchase, 2 sales), with everything moving smoothly with all three. Our latest sale closed in less than 3 weeks after first listing, thanks in large part to her excellent online photos and hustle. She really went above and beyond what we expected, to help us with things that would have been difficult for us since we don’t live full time in Big Bear Lake. Holly is simply the best! "

  -Annette C, Client

"Absolutely best agent I have worked with very professional and helped me a lot due to my crazy schedule I would definitely recommend Holly to anyone buying or selling in the Big Bear Area John K"

  -John K, Client

"Holly is a great person and a very knowledgeable, hard working realtor. Very easy to work with and like too! Glad she was in our corner!"

  -Carole Beacham, Client

"Holly Gardner was very helpful, friendly and quick to respond to any questions we had when we recently purchased land in Big Bear City. We would definitely recommend her as an agent. We also loved the fact that she did not push us into buying and sent updates every week or so when new properties came available. Thank you Holly! "

  -Gwen Castillo, Client

"Because I am a hard client to work with, things have to go my way and she understood that, she went out of her way to make things work for me and get them done , very professional lady"

  -Pat De La Hunt, Client

"Holly helped us sell our family home in Big Bear. Our home sold in two days . Holly is a professional and held our hand through the whole process. We would highly recommend her to anyone seeking to sell their home."

  -Joseph Seibel , Client

"Holly is awesome!! She helped us buy our cabin and then sell it 8 years later. Very efficient and it sold within 2 days. She is from Big Bear, everyone knows her and how kind she is. "

  -Sonya Schakel , Client

"Amazing woman with a vast understanding of the Big Bear Valley and market. She was amazing to work with and found us our PERFECT mountain cabin. We are so happy she is our realtor. Thank you Holly for a job VERY well done!"

  -Arleen L, Client

"There is no way I can fully explain my experience with Holly in 1,000 characters. I need you to know that she will tread the deep waters of insane sellers, persistent lenders, and some of the most rediculous crap people can put you though. Holly will be sure that remain sane, reassure you when things seem overwhelming and people are overbearing!! Most of all, she doesn't give up or give in! I'm surprised she stuck it out with me, I wasn't rude or mean, but I was by far easy to work with! I wanted what I wanted and to make it worse, I sometimes wasn't picky enough. Then I chose a house that the seller didn't seem to want to sell! Consider yourself blessed if you never have to work with them, unless Holly is your agent, of course! Holly answers her messages/emails, searches until she finds you the right place. And no matter what, she will work for you! "

  -LG, Client

"I've tried all the big names with no results. Holly was on the ball from day one. Always returned my calls promptly. I would highly recommend Holly. House sold in less 4 days with multiple offers and 2 back offers. Thank you Holly"

  -Rose Clark, Friend

"I feel Holly Gardner did an exceptional job promoting and showing my home for me. She also was a great help walking me through escrow while I was out of town. All and all she made the whole process simple and pleasant "

  -Casey Alicino, Client

"Holly helped us in every way to price and sell our cabin in a relatively short time! We recommend Holly, very highly, to assist any buyer or seller of real estate, especially in the Big Bear area!"

  -Charles West, Client

"Holly is so awesome, so helpfull, and very patient. She went out of her way, helping us find our Forever Home. We are so happy. She knows her business. And now we are good friends. I Truly Appreciate all that Holly has done for us. Holly Gardner you rock. The Nelson's "

  -Tim and Linda Nelson, Friend

"Holly made the time and effort to make our buying experience in big bear a great one inspite of our lender who was impolite and rude. I would reccomend Holly highly to anyone who needs realestate services in this great place Big Bear!"

  -Doug and Maurine Dzikonski, Client

"Holly Gardner sold us our first home in Big Bear. She was a fabulous real estate agent who knew the market, answered our many questions and phone calls and navigated the waters of buying a new home smoothly and professionally. She was so helpful my business partner also bought a home in Big Bear! Thanks Holly!"

  -Keith & Joan Judy, Other

"Holly helped my Dad find a place in Big Bear, his "Fishing Hole". She showed us many homes on several trips, and kept us update to date once we made an offer. Even when the short sales fell through she never gave up in helping him find a place. Also, since she is from this area, she was able to help provide contacts for some work he wanted done and has been a great resource. We would recommend Holly and work with her again. "

  -Kiyoshi "Joe" and Shirley Kamei, Client

"Holly was our Real Estate Agent in 2009, assisting in finding us our new home here in Big Bear. She listened to the type of home which would meet our expectations and needs. When we located the home we liked, we all needed to be patient because it was a "short sale" which meant a long wait---about 6 months before our offer was accepted. Holly was most professional in all the contacts needed to make this sale possible and we are very grateful to have had Holly represent us. We highly recommend Holly as a fine Real Estate Agent. "

  -Diane and Jerry Klitz, Client

"Holly helped me get into my home about 9 years ago, she worked extremely hard, with me, and behind the scenes. She was professional, but not stiff or pushy. I often recommend her to my friends. I found her to be a pleasure to work with, and would use her again. She grew up in Big Bear, and knows the area well. I often call her before I go up during bad weather, or on crowded weekends- to find out local conditions. I have bought several homes over the years, but have not kept in contact with any of the other agents. The Christmas Cards she sends me, mean the world to me and my daughter. We both send you and your family all of our love and hope for your continued success, John and Cory Ryan!"

  -John Ryan, Client

"Holly was the agent we selected when selling my parents Sugarloaf home. Holly was amazing. We live 4 hours from Big Bear, so taking care of organizing all the needed repairs the home required, upon inspection,could have been a complete nightmare. However; Holly went above and beyond her agent requirement to arrange a trustworthy, reliable and reasonable contractor and repair man. In addition, she was straightforward with negotiations and got my parents the best offer possible. Holly is a wonderful agent and a caring person. I would recommend Holly to anyone seeking or selling a home in the Big Bear area."

  -Tammy Carlson, Client

"Holly Gardner was our agent when we needed to sell our home in Big Bear. She was very professional and worked hard for us to get a buyer. We would recommend her to anyone who is interested in selling. She "gets the job done", fast and easily. It was a pleasure working with her."

  -Doug and Betty Brookman, Client

"Holly drove me around Big Bear for days and knew all of the areas and houses in my price range until a purchased a home through her in a beautiful neighborhood. When I went to sell, Holly came in and effectively advised me what improvements the home needed to make it sell quickly. She helped me to complete the hurdles needed to make the home qualify for a VA loan that the eventual buyer used. She also effectively negotiated with the buyer and buyers agent all problems that arose during the sale. The home sold within 7 weeks of its initial listing, and that really surprised me. I highly recommend Holly. She was fantastic. "

  -Jim Nagy, Client

"We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your agent, Holly. Holly's work ethic and her "do whatever it takes" attitude are outstanding! She is dedicated and persistent. What is most unique about this whole situation is that we are the buyers and Holly was the listing agent for the sellers. Our agent worked closely with Holly throughout the whole five month short sale ordeal. We can't thank Holly enough for without Holly's tremendous dedication the sale would not have been successful. We thought you would like to know of your agent's excellent performance! We will highly recommend her to all of our family and friends! Gratefully, Margee and Sam Fuller "

  -Margee & Sam Fuller, Client

"Holly Gardner recently helped us buy a home. She was great! She was always available to show us homes whenever we needed her. She also was always letting us know of new homes as they came on the market. After finding our dream house the buying process went very smooth thanks to Holly's great skills and knowledge. Even after the close of our home Holly was there for us when we had questions. Holly is a wonderful real estate agent and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home. Mercy Valencia"

  -Mercy Valencia, Client

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