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For 26 years, Hiam has specialized in existing, old and historic homes, relocation support, residential income properties, "but most importantly, service." Whether you are buying or selling, you are likely to talk with him about your interests, however; not his. He can help you find skilled artisans and crafts persons to renovate your home, and knows local business owners by their first names. At the same time, he understands that acquiring a home can involve negotiations about much more than the "financials." It's where you want to belong, and the details matter. He sees his role as "An Artist…at My Job." History Having moved from Seattle to Madison in 1991, Hiam renovated his own "This Old House," built nearly a century ago. He is in the third generation of Realtors in his family, and knows the Vilas and nearby neighborhoods as though he was born there How did he prepare for this work? He has been a social work professional focusing on the elderly, children and homeless individuals. He is a cabinet and furniture maker, a father active in the outdoor recreation; a "Green Realtor," gardener, and a student of architecture. And yes, as a former restaurant manager, bookkeeper and entrepreneur, he knows a bit about numbers and finance. All those skills are put to work on your behalf. Buy Local This he knows well: a house is a physical structure and more. It's a network of personal relationships over time and the source of stories that bring those relationships to life. In fact, that is the literal translation of Hiam Garner's first name: life. He is likely to show his appreciation for your business with a box of Girl Scout cookies, and may well tell you about unique episodes of local history that confirm that the place you want to live is like no other. He hosts events in local restaurants, values local foods from community supported agriculture (CSA) growers and has served as a neighborhood association leader.