Laura Gardner

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Founding Partner, Broker in Charge (SC)

Designations: CRS - Certified Residential Specialist, ABR® - Accredited Buyer Representative, CLHMS™ - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™
Areas Served: Greenville, SC - Anderson, SC - Athens, GA - Northeast, GA - Blueridge, GA - Atlanta Metro
Lifestyles Served: Mountain Living, Lake Living, Fairway Living, Residential Living, Barn & Land Living
Cell: 770-861-4991

Laury Gardner is a Founding Partner and the South Carolina Broker for Living Down South Realty, and loves serving Northeast Georgia and Western Upstate South Carolina clients specializing in residential and lake property. Laury has always been surrounded by real estate professionals starting her career working for the family brokerage in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Prior to founding Living Down South Realty, Laury was Manager Broker for Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners and also served on the Georgia Association of REALTORS® statewide Professional Standards Panel.

Moving to South Carolina in 1999, Laury began her own real estate career in 2000, and earned her Brokers license in 2004. After meeting her husband Guy Victor, she moved to Georgia in 2007 where she has since served as President of two different Board of REALTORS®. Leveraging her vast industry experience, Laury leads the marketing, accountability, and best practice pursuits for the Living Down South Group.   A graduate of Illinois State University, Laury began her professional sales career as Event Sales Manager for the original Maggiano’s, located in Chicago. Combining experience, understanding of real estate law, strategy, and work ethic, Laury is positioned to deliver the results her clients deserve.   Around the office, Laury is often heard saying, “This is why we do what we do.”

Laury and her husband “Vic”, currently live in Northeast, GA by way of Lake Lanier, and have been married since 2008. Her daughter Riley recently graduated magna cum laude ‘pre-law’ from a Florida university, her stepson Garrett is studying the Recording Industry at college in Tennessee, and her other stepson Dawson is studying Business at a college in Athens, GA. Laury loves spending time with her dogs, Nola and Bayou, and Kitty, her cat. When she gets an extra moment, she enjoys cooking, independent films, reading, and watching SEC College Football with her husband Vic.



Thanks for all your work and knowledge. We are going to love this area. We not only have a new home, but we have a new friend. Thanks!! -Jeff & Rebecca S

Laury Gardner is a terrific Realtor. Her attention to our needs made us feel as if we were her only customers (which of course was far from the truth). She tirelessly took us to home after home until we found the perfect match in Chickasaw. There were no glitches in the transaction due to her professionalism. You couldn’t find a better person to sell your property or find you a great home. -Bob & Bonita J

The best real estate agent we have ever had. -Don & Laura B

Laury gives 110%. Her professionalism far exceeds that of other agents we have worked with, and she has a thorough knowledge of the market. -Dawn & Joe D

We just wanted to share what a pleasure it has been in dealing with you. Your professionalism combined with personal warmth and sincerity clearly represents you and your company well. We are amazed by your drive to service your clients, both from the listing and sales side of business. It’s nice to deal with a realtor whose success gauge is tied to customer satisfaction, not just volume sales. That goes a long way in our book! -Alan & Beverly N

Extremely responsive. Wonderful to work with. Great experience! -Jennifer G

Laury is not only enthusiastic, but is a WONDERFUL communicator! She heard what we needed & wanted and found the PERFECT house for our family! -Jennifer & Jason S

I have bought and sold eleven personal and rental properties and you are by far the most responsive and professional agent that I have ever worked with. It was truly a great pleasure. -Zack D

Service was great! It was a real comfort to know things were being handled the right way for once, especially with me being out of town for the transaction-Thanks!- Mac G

Laury was very helpful and kept us well informed all through out purchase and has continued to provide help with information on the area. I am recommending Laury to friends and appreciate her assistance. -John & Sally C

I really appreciate all of your efforts, weekend meetings, e-mails, voice mails, etc. I am a difficult person to deal with, but your service was excellent. Thanks! -Scott B

Laury you are the best! Thanks for all your help! -Vic & Shirley G

We feel that you did an excellent job and we are most appreciative. If we have any occasion to handle real estate in your area, you certainly will get the call. -Ray W

We were very pleased with your service. If we get an opportunity to refer you and your company, we will do so. Thank you very much! -Larry & Sandra C

Thank you for sharing your staff’s knowledge in design with us. I believe you try to put a personal touch in all of your customer dealings. -Dennis B

I would highly recommend Laury Gardner, without hesitation. I believe she goes the extra mile to assist in anyway she can. She knows the area, and is very glad to share her local knowledge and professional connections with her clients. -Deanna B

You were great! You treated us like friends! Thank you!! -Christopher & Donna V

Clone yourself. The experience was great. There should be more REALTORS® like
you! Being a first-time home buyer can be very intimidating, but you made the
process smooth and easy. -
Allyson & Daniel T

Laury was a great partner in our search for a lake house. She knew the market well and found us a fantastic property at great value in what was then a sellers market. I have recommended Laury to many friends already to date. -Sean F

Laury Gardner recently helped us purchase a lake home on Lake Hartwell. We were very impressed with Laury's knowledge of purchasing lake property and the rules and regulations of the Army Corp in relation to lake rights. Laury was very responsive to questions and worked hard to find answers to issues that arose that she had not dealt with before. Laury was very professional, positive and easy to work with. We will definitely recommend Laury to friends and family that are interested in buying or selling a home. Guy Victor was also a pleasure to work with when we purchased a home on Lake Hartwell. There were severe septic issues and Guy was at the property with the contractor making sure everything was fixed and in proper working order. He really went above and beyond to make sure we were aware of everything that was going on with the septic and pointed out other things that needed to be fixed and gave us recommendations. This husband/wife duo make an excellent real estate team! - wendyeiss


"Laury and Guy are amazing! We were introduced to Living Down South Realty by a realtor friend to sell our house at Lake Hartwell. They came out estimated what our asking price should be (Over $100,000 more than the other company) and we got full asking price! It took a while to find a new house and Living Down South was always available to look at every house that popped up!! We finally found our new home and could not be happier with the professionalism and caring service that we received from Laury, Guy, and Living Down South!! Now they are working to help my daughter find a home. They make it easy!!!!" -Dwayne Cannon


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DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LIVE WHERE YOU LOVE DOING IT with this Lake Lanier waterfront home with fenced yard  located in sought after FORSYTH COUNTY. Meticulously maintained & move in ready for summer, this open plan living area is perfect for ENTERTAINING. The abundance of outdoor living area serves plentiful doses of relaxation. ESCAPE to the screened porch sanctuary to decompress or RETREAT to the finished flex space perfect for HOME OFFICE or watching the big game. STROLL down the private path leading to the DEEP water single slip BOATHOUSE and catch SUNSET views up on the PARTY DECK.  Go ahead, DIVE IN to lake living! $750,000 Sold

9945 Jernigan Drive Gainesville, Georgia

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,156 SqFt 0.410 Acres

VACATIONS ARE A DRESS REHEARSAL, NOW ITS TIME TO LIVE THE STORY with this WATERFRONT ranch located on Lake Hartwell, one of the Southeast’s most beautiful lakes.  Perfectly maintained & move in ready for Summer Lake Living, this split plan delivers the perfect canvas to PERSONALIZE for your own LAKE LIVING LIFESTYLE. The abundance of natural light delivers INVITING glows against the oak floors and the outdoor views serve plentiful doses of RELAX & ENJOY.  Updated and well-appointed kitchen designed for entertaining or intimate gatherings. ESCAPE to the back deck sanctuary to decompress or RETIRE to the spacious master on main with private access to outdoor freedom and solitude with southeast SUNRISE views. EXPANSIVE unfinished terrace level with high ceilings IDEAL for work at home, additional bedrooms, media or exercise rooms, independent living, or additional living & entertainment space perfect for watching the big game or latest release. Close shore line provides a short STROLL down to the single slip covered boat dock in a DEEP WATER protected cove.   DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LIVE WHERE YOU LOVE DOING IT today. $645,000 Sold

120 Peninsula Point Martin, Georgia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,738 SqFt 0.500 Acres

DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LIVE WHERE YOU LOVE DOING IT with this Lake Hartwell WATERFRONT ranch located in the REED CREEK area on LAKE HARTWELL. This lakeside getaway is ready for a Summer Lake Living Lifestyle. The OPEN plan welcomes ENTERTAINMENT while offering anti-stress LAKESIDE views. The perfect canvas to PERSONALIZE with your own design, this property would be perfect for multi unit short term rentals.  ESCAPE to the covered deck sanctuary to decompress or RETIRE to the spacious master on main. LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN as you design your own terrace level space which offers a kitchen area and full bath along with room for an additional bedroom and living area. STROLL down to the lakeside patio and covered dock to cast a line or RELAX by the water. $589,900 Sold

90 C & C Circle Hartwell, Georgia

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,550 SqFt 0.457 Acres


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