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Born and raised on a farm in North Dakota graduated from high school and moved to Nebraska accepting a position with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. Attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated from Devry Electronics Institute. While employed with the telephone company I was promoted to PBX Design Engineer and obtained a Top Secret government clearance authorizing me to work directly with the Air Force underground Command post in Omaha, Nebraska.
I received my first real estate license in 1968 from the state of Nebraska. My career led me to the Boulder, Colorado, with a successful real estate business that grew into owning my own company, then “companies” in Colorado and Wyoming. After 10 successful years in the business, I decided to expand my career and accepted a position as Director of Business Development within an electronics company in the Seattle area. After extensive traveling throughout the United States and getting married, it was time to live a simpler life, therefore moving to a small town mountain east of Seattle and continuing my career in real estate.
Now ten years later it is again time for new goals. In 2008 my wife, Susan and I purchased a home in Lewistown with the dream to live full time in Montana. In 2010 this dream became a reality.
Lewistown is the perfect place for me to settle as it allows me to enjoy hunting, fishing, archery, and amateur radio (N7ZNV).
I obtained my Montana Real Estate Brokers license in 2009 and now have held Brokers licenses in Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, and Montana.. Additionally I am a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute.
Using my electronics background has given me the ability to expand and offer internet marketing to my clients, webcams, personal web site, and high level of expertise required to market real estate in these progressive times.
Presidents Gold 2007
GRI-Graduate Real Estate Institute 2006
Presidents Gold 2006
Presidents Elite 2005
Presidents Elite 2004
Top Producer Award John L Scott/Kittitas County
Presidents Club 2003
Emerald Award 2002
Member of Kittitas County Assoc. of REALTORS
Member of National Board of REALTORS
Member of Lewistown Board of REALTORS
Member of Montana Assoc. of REALTORS
It was a huge decision to move from Virginia all the way to Montana. You made the process of finding the exact right house so much easier. You took the time to listen to our needs. Even after we bought the home you didn’t stop there. You made it a point to introduce us to the community which was very kind of you. Thank you so much for being our realtor and friend!
Diane and Sean
Diane and Sean
Garry was recommended to me by a coworker/ friend. I told Garry that was very particular and would not jump at the first house I saw. Garry accepted the challenge anyway. Before long like i felt like I had a new friend. He worked tirelessly sending me info, answering my calls and texts, laughing, joking and making me feel very comfortable even at my most stressful moments. I have already, and will continue to recommend Garry Gellner to help anyone find their next home. Dan T.
We can’t thank you enough for all of your help, patience and hard work helping us find a wonderful home in Lewistown! It’s so hard to buy when you are from out of town. You made this much easier for us, with referrals for insurance, property management, handymen, chimney sweep, electricians and of course the tree guys. We really enjoyed the tour of the town and fish hatchery. John can’t wait to go hunting and to the gun range, as well as fishing.
You went he extra mile with all you have done for us and it is very much appreciated!!
Anyone who needs a home whether already living in the area or from outside the area would
benefit from all of your honesty, knowledge, expertise and willingness to go that extra mile.
Your staff at Big Spring Realty is also friendly and helpful.
Thank You again for all you do!
John and Karen D
John and Karen
Barbara and I want to earnestly thank you for helping us find our dream-to have a cabin in the mountains. If not for your inside knowledge of the area and your willingness to go the extra mile, like driving out to help me get out of that locked gate, I do not know if we could have pulled off the deal, let alone two of them at almost the same time. Plus, even after we closed, your referral of the contractor was a great find. He did a wonderful job and I have already lined up another job for him. Also, Susan, thank you for pointing out and organizing all the closing details in an orderly fashion. Knowing what to expect in advance of the whole transaction made it almost too easy. You two make a very good team and you can be sure that anyone I know beginning to glance that way for an investment, or to fulfill a dream, will definitely be referred to you. I think I have already handed out most of your cards!
~Allan and Barbara
Allan and Barara
Garry, Thanks a million for the help in locating the property we purchased. You were the best agent we have used. You were knowledgeable about the area and directed us to the property we were looking for quickly. You were always available, prompt in answering our many questions, and went the extra mile on the ones that didn’t pertain to the sale. If you didn’t know the answer you found out. Thanks for the snowmobile and Cle Elum area advice you gave us. We are looking forward to becoming a “Cle Elum Resident”! Our family enjoyed working with you and we will recommend you anytime.
~ Thanks, Rocky, Tyler and Sue Lancaster
Hey Garry, I got your letter the other day and realized that I never wrote to tell you how happy my wife Elizabeth and I have been since purchasing the second home on the Cle Elum River a little over a year and a half ago. It has been a source of endless fun and relaxation all year long just as we had hoped that such a place would be. We all dearly love the “cabin” and thank you for finding it for us. As you will recall, the process of deciding whether or not to spend the money on this place was a stressful, anxious time for Elizabeth and I. Through it all though you were the perfect counselor, knowing just when to speak up and how to assist us. I really appreciated your skill, knowledge and patience. Today we feel blessed to own this wonderful recreation property and long term investment. We were all there over the President’s holiday weekend. I took this photo from the river and thought you’d appreciate it. We think of you often and with warm appreciation. We have recommended you enthusiastically to our friends and will continue to do so.
~ All the best, Steve
Steve and Liz
We owe you a BIG thank you for all the extras you did in helping us sell our house. It was a very stressful situation alleviated only by all of your assistance and moral support.
~ Thank You. Jenni,Patrick and Jack
Pat and Jenni
Garry & Susan
I have to tell you, I’m a difficult customer! I’m super picky and love to analyze every little detail. Garry was patient and knew the answers to all my questions. Garry has a great understanding of the area and could tell me details about every property I found on the internet. We had one failed attempt at purchasing a piece of land-dry well! Garry got right back to searching for us and found us the perfect property. This time we raised the amount we could afford and got a great cabin and land. I’ve already recommended Garry to our friends. Garry and Susan have turned out be more than just our Real Estate agents but our friends on the mountain!
~ Janeen Schuon
Thanks for your wise counsel regarding our recent land purchase. You were able to address all of the issues between the parties involved in an efficient and timely manner. Working with someone like yourself and taking advantage of your experience and knowledge was a huge benefit for us.
~Thanks Again, Chris and Mary
Chris abd Mary
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