Michelle and Clay of the Garner Group are living proof that the “Yampa Valley Curse” is alive and well! According to local legend, once you visit the Yampa Valley, your heart will be forever captivated and you will be compelled to never leave– which is exactly what happened to both Michelle and Clay. The “curse” first hit Clay in 1991, when, upon graduating from UT Austin in Marketing, he decided to take a season or two to be a ski bum with a quest to hit all major ski areas in the Northern Rockies. However, upon reaching Steamboat, he gave up his planned sojourn because he knew he was home. Then in 2006, Michelle was relocated to Steamboat to work on a multi-family real estate development project. Working for a development firm as a sales and marketing executive, she ran the project from foundation to sales before “the YV curse” and Clay’s charm took hold. Within a short time, Michelle and Clay were married, founded the Garner Team and eventually they grew into The Garner Group at eXp Realty Steamboat Springs. The Garner Group, eXP, is a thriving and growing real estate enterprise which fosters the growth of its people and offers a unique blend of experience and knowledge. They are an agency with 20 Years of Real Estate experience, a strong background in new development, a long history of pricing and release strategy, residential interior customization & design coordination, real estate contract review & administration and offer more than 30 years of Local Connections and Local Knowledge. When not working on their business, you’ll find the Garners busy with their identical twin girls, Sophie and Lilly, two Great Danes, Charlie and Beau, all things recreational in Steamboat and their volunteer activities. Michelle is an active member of the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club and both she and Clay are active supporters of the Steamboat Montessori School where their girls have attended school since kindergarten. They are committed to the continuous improvement and excellence of their business, giving back to their community, their family, as well as to their own personal growth and development. They are firm believers in “reaching for your dreams.” Whether you want an agency with extensive background in the industry, or you just want to know where to find the best powder stash, Michelle and Clay are your team. You will not only have an extraordinary couple who will successfully guide you through your real estate process, but you will gain trusted friends who will also help you become part of the Steamboat community. Experienced. Connected. Transparent. We Care A lot!