Gretchen Goodwin, Associate Broker
I got my start in the hospitality industry and it taught me a lot about people. The most important thing I learned was that we all want to be heard, understood and treated well. That lesson has stuck with me.
Becoming a realtor was logical career progression for me. I love being with people and listening to their hopes and dreams. Home ownership is the cornerstone of the American dream and I love when people see that dream come true.
Real Estate has been very rewarding for me. In 2009, I partnered with Marci Miller to form Goodwin + Miller. Together, we provide twice the knowledge, experience and availability to our clients. HomeSmart recognized our successful partnership by inviting us into the HomeSmart Elite Group. I recently met a personal goal of becoming a Broker. In addition to everything I learned in the process, it has been personally satisfying to have the industry credentials to quantify my knowledge and experience as a realtor.
My husband and I grew up in New Hampshire. We learned a strong work ethic there and that work ethic still carries over to all aspects of our lives. In 1996, after my husband graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, he was recruited by the Scottsdale Princess resort. So we packed up and moved to Arizona with our daughter, Sky. She has embraced the Arizona lifestyle and is now raising a family of her own here. We now have native Arizonans in the family! We still love the East Coast but are happy to call Arizona our home.