Business Times of Edmond, Oklahoma January 2020 - Page 8
Gardner to serve as 2020 Edmond
Board of Realtors President
BY TOM FINK | PHOTO PROVIDED
oming off the heels of being honored as Realtor of the
Year, Jilian Gardner of ER A Court yard Real Estate will
be heading into 2020 with another distinction: President
of the Edmond Board of Realtors.
“It was really great to be recognized (as Realtor of the Year)
by my peers, to be paid tribute in that way,” she said. “Knowing
they regard me so highly — even though in many cases, we’re
competitors — is awesome. It’s great to know we’re retaining good
relationships with one another, so much so that they selected me
for this was quite an honor.”
As EBR President, Gardner will be at the head of an
organization currently representing more than 900 Realtor
members and 120 Affiliate Members who serve the Edmond and
Logan Count y areas.
“I am excited to have the opportunit y to lead the Edmond
Board of Realtors into 2020,” Gardner said. “My theme for the
year is ‘2020 — Perfecting the vision for the future while keeping
the past in sight.’ Communit y involvement and giving has always
been important to EBR. I plan to hone in on ways that we can
be even more active within the Edmond communit y to serve and
give back to those around us.
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“I want Edmond residents to know who we are as realtors
and see the value that we provide on multiple different levels,”
she said. “As the youngest president the board has had, I also
hope to help build a Pathway to Leadership through a Leadership
Academy that encourages younger Realtors to get involved in
serving on the board and seeing the value it provides. “
The board itself provides resources to assist its members
in becoming more professional and financially successful
through elevating the standards of the real estate industry and
professional conduct of its members.
Gardner’s expertise, work ethic, and drive have earned her
esteem amongst her clients and associates.
From 2011 to 2018, she was a TOP Producer, and she closed
the highest number of transactions, as well as having the highest
volume sold during this time. In 2012, she was selected by The
Edmond Sun as one of Edmond’s Top 20 Under 40 Young
Professionals, and in 2017, she was awarded #1 ER A Agent in
She is presently Oklahoma Association of Realtors State
Director and chairs the Leaders of Tomorrow, a group of young
real estate professionals from the Edmond Board of Realtors
with the goal of having a successful career in the real estate
industry, while networking and learning how to grow a strong
business. She has been honored with ER A’s Leaders Circle 2015-
One of Gardner’s biggest accomplishments with ER A came
at the National ER A Convention in Las Vegas, where she was
awarded with the Jim Jackson Award for being the number 1
Realtor in Customer Service out of more than 4,000 offices and
Additionally, she has been a Realtor Associate since 2006,
earned the company-wide highest number of transactions closed
for an individual from 2014-2017, and was named a World Class
Realtor in 2014.
In addition to her real estate endeavors, Gardner’s communit y
involvement includes volunteering her free time to open a variet y
of events, at which she sometimes sings the National Anthem.
She also is on the Worship Team at Church of the Harvest, and
she hosts luncheons and events for ELOT to develop new and 45
or younger agents in the real estate industry.
For more information about the Edmond Board of Realtors, visit
them at 1065 N. Bryant Ave. in Edmond or visit them online at