When people first meet Gary they often ask “Where do I know you from?”. Gary Garren has called Highlands his home since 1999 when he transferred to Highlands from Asheville as the City Executive of a local Bank. In the last 20 plus years he has been a fixture in and around Highlands and Cashiers in banking and real estate. A licensed Agent since 2004, Gary also spent several years as a Broker/Owner of another local franchised real estate firm. With years of management and customer service under his belt, Gary came to the realization that what he enjoyed most about both professions is the potential to create meaningful relationships with his clients. Hence, his reintegration back into real estate and specifically to Highlands Sotheby’s International Realty.
Gary and his wife Cathy (also a member of the Sotheby’s family) reside in Highlands. They are the proud parents of daughter Meredith, a recent graduate of UNCW and an Environmental Specialist with the State of Florida. Gary is a graduate of Western Carolina University and Franklin (NC) High School. He is an avid hiker, musician and tennis bum. You might even remember him as your bartender from somewhere or another.