About Grady Burnett



graydonMy deep connection to the Wood River Valley began more than 30 years ago, when, in 1980, I left Denver, Colorado, to spend one winter in Sun Valley.  And like so many local residents, one winter has turned into a lifetime. You’ll hear this story time and time again - how a temporary stay becomes the rest of your life. After all, with the lifestyle, spectacular natural beauty, and dynamic community, it’s very hard to let go of this valley. And why would anyone want to? No other place in the world is quite like Sun Valley, a blend of sophistication and tradition with the laidback feel of Idaho.

I began my real estate career in 1992 with a small firm called Elkhorn Realty. I was fortunate to have a wonderful mentor who taught me the business from the ground up, he helped me understand that outstanding customer service and extensive market and product knowledge were the fundamental components to success in this business. From the very first day, I knew real estate was going to be my career. I loved the business and I was good at it. 

In 1999 I joined several partners to form Sun Valley - Elkhorn Resort Realtors. I earned my Brokers license at that time and took my turn as designated/managing broker for the firm. With that experience I continued to expand my overall knowledge of the business and the client. I was managing and overseeing a productive office with six to eight associates, for whom I was ultimately responsible. It turned out to be an invaluable experience.

We left Elkhorn for downtown Ketchum in 2004 to form a much larger, independent agency called Sun Valley Brokers (SVB). Again, I took the helm several times over the course of nine years as the designated/managing broker. We grew that business to become the largest independent agency in Sun Valley. In addition to my management role, I was consistently one of the top-producing agents at SVB for the entire time we operated.

Then, in 2013, seven partners and I purchased a Keller Williams franchise. We recognized that in this global, technology-driven world, the nature of the real estate business had changed dramatically and we needed an innovative way to connect with and serve our clients. Keller Williams is at the forefront of technology and cutting edge marketing in the industry; as a result, it’s the fastest growing real estate company in the U.S. and is ever expanding internationally as well.

With my long and successful experience in the local real estate business and my deep connection with the valley lifestyle, I’m exceptionally qualified to serve the most discerning client. I’m able to customize a selling or buying experience for the financially sophisticated person who expects the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable broker. Whether you are listing or buying, my goal is to provide a first-class, seamless, professional experience from start to finish.

I thank you for the opportunity to earn your business.

Grady -