A seasoned real estate professional, Bill applies his broad market knowledge to help his clients make sound investment decisions. A long-time resident and owner of properties in both Deer Valley and Park City, Bill has invaluable insights on their various neighborhoods and cultures. His work with developers in the planning and marketing of highly successful projects, including Alta Vista, Belle Arbor, Bellemont, Belleterre, Bellevue, and The Colony at White Pine Canyon, has afforded Bill the opportunity to be involved in the sale of some of the most prestigious properties in the area.
A Connecticut transplant, Bill received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Utah. As Park City Planning Director for nearly seven years, Bill was credited with helping Park City maintain a high quality of private and public development. Bill has directed projects that won awards from the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also coordinated the early development of the Deer Valley Resort, major expansion of the Park City Ski Area base, and initiation of design guidelines for the historic district. The expertise he has gained from these experiences, along with the friends and contacts he’s made over the years, enables him to give his buyers and sellers, alike, an upper hand with their real estate objectives.
The success Bill has achieved for his clients is evidenced by the recognition he has received in the field, including the Rookie of the Year Award from the Park City Board of Realtors, and Realtor of the Year by his peers. Bill has consistently ranked as a top producing agent and was recognized for four years among the top twenty associates in Prudential’s 60,000 agent international network, as well as seven years as Prudential Utah Real Estate’s top producing associate. Bill then earned lifetime membership in the Park City and Salt Lake City Million Dollar Clubs, and has been awarded the GRI and CRS designations. He is also one of the few Realtors nationwide to have earned full membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Much of Bill’s success can be attributed to the relationships he’s forged with not only his clients, but also his network of peers and organizations that are instrumental in the real estate transaction process. Bill’s friendly, competitive nature, and his enthusiasm for collaborating with a new generation of associates who are tech savvy, ambitious, and possess good business sense has enabled him to not only be a mentor, but also to sharpen his own skills. He’s grateful to be a resource for his constituents, and he’s also appreciative of the confidence his clients show in his abilities when sending their friends and family to him for real estate help.
Aside from his work with clients, Bill enjoys putting time and attention to his community. He serves on the Executive Council of the Utah Symphony and Opera's Deer Valley Music Festival. As a past trustee of the Park City Winter Sports School, a fully-accredited private high school for elite athletes, Bill has developed a keen interest in philanthropy. Bill has been active in the Sister City Exchange with the French ski resort of Courchevel. Additionally, he has served on the boards of the Utah Heritage Foundation, Park City Historical Society, Park City Ski Education Foundation, and local homeowners' associations. Bill served as a “gate judge” for the Olympic Slalom at Deer Valley in 2002 and has attended every Winter Olympics since then.
Bill and his wife, Cyndi Sharp, enjoy powder skiing, cycling, and hiking on the local trails. Their two sons grew up in Park City experiencing all of the town’s great family programs. Both are enthusiastic skiers and return to Park City with their families as often as they can. Bill is grateful for all the opportunities Park City has given to his family and is eager to share his love of the community.
Thank you for getting this done in a way that worked for everyone and also all of the communication and thinking through best paths to get from A to B. Super appreciated!
Bill and Abbi, thank you so much for everything you did for us in this process, making it the smoothest real estate transaction ever. You guys are truly amazing and, quite frankly, the best agents we have ever worked with. The service, care, and attention to detail that you provided is second to none. We are thrilled with the house and even more excited to have you in our lives.
The process and ‘journey’ we experienced with Bill Ligety and Abbi Martz was so exceptionally wonderful, that we give them our highest praise. Our quest began in a ‘hot market’, with limited inventory. Abbi and Bill ensured a nice representation for BOTH of our requirements, but also included a sampling of other property types. Bill and Abbi took our desire to purchase a property in our selected market to possibilities beyond what was available on the market. Through their deep understanding of the community and Bill’s extensive relations, they were able to cultivate interest from sellers that did not have properties on the market or even thinking of selling. Their intimate knowledge of each property’s history, owners, situation, etc., was a unique Bill and Abbi team highlight. They diligently and painstakingly worked through remediation notes for removing contingencies and securing fair credit/adjustments. They advocated, strongly, on behalf of us as their clients. We felt that we were all part of one team, and that Bill and Abbi truly cared about our interest, potentially even at the expense of losing out a commission. We are deeply grateful to Bill and Abbi for guiding us to a new community, and a new chapter in our lives.
Abbi and Bill are a dynamic duo with all of the complementary personal and professional skills that spell success. From the first call to the hand shaking at closing, and throughout every step of the process. They were thoughtful, prepared, courteous and comprehensively organized with every facet of our experience. They gave my wife and me confidence that they could meet our goals and objectives. Not only did they - they far exceeded them!
Bill Ligety and Abbi Martz are a results oriented, professional team. They represented us in selling vacant land in Deer Valley. With their comprehensive knowledge of Deer Valley real estate, their strong connections in the community, and wide outreach through Sotheby’s International Realty, they were highly effective in all aspects of the sale. They knew just what would be successful in the current market and kept us apprised every step of the way.
My wife and I were introduced to Bill and Abbi just prior to a planned New Years Eve ski trip to Deer Valley. We were interested in exploring properties during our trip, but we didn’t leave ourselves a great deal of time to do so. Fortunately, we had Bill and Abbi on our side. Not only did they work within our tight time frame to schedule every property we wished to see, but they provided a great deal of expertise, data, and research to help us make a sound decision. Within 30 days of meeting them for the first time, we closed on our property. Bill and Abbi were organized, thoughtful, available, and professional throughout the entire experience. They truly made it a smooth experience for us from start to finish. We highly recommend Bill and Abbi for any purchase or sale you may be contemplating.
Bill and Abbi made purchasing a ski home long distance easy and enjoyable. We flew in from Wisconsin for two days of touring homes and they had everything lined up as well as beautifully prepared booklets of the places we toured, and maps of the area. We had time for second looks on the properties we were interested in. Everything flowed smoothly and we made excellent use of our limited time. Bill and Abbi have extensive ties to and knowledge of the Upper Deer Valley area in which we were interested, and we found that helpful when choosing the place that was right for us. They are also extremely detail oriented and made closing go very smoothly. We are busy professionals with four children and we wanted some "hand-holding." They introduced us to contractors that were needed for contingency repairs and reminded us of every deadline. They provided a list of contacts and click-throughs to city municipalities, cable, alarm companies, property managers, etc. Absolutely everything we needed to do in order to purchase a home was spelled out and made simple for us. Four months after closing, when the snow was gone so that roof repair could be finished, they reminded us about it (we'd already forgotten about it). Throughout the process, Bill and Abbi were always accessible by phone call, text, or email, and they are delightful to work with. We couldn't be happier with our new home and we highly recommend Bill Ligety and Abbi Martz.
After showing us so many fabulous homes in upper Deer Valley over the past year you offered to contact the sellers of a property which was not on the market and within days we were under contract! Amazing. Then, despite the COVID19 hurdles you both delivered exemplary service with your attention to detail and response times which allowed us to navigate the process of buying our home without a hiccup. The negotiations, coordination of inspections, appraisals, estimates on repairs, transferring utility services, HOA agreements, etc. were all handled seamlessly, professionally and the best part, cheerfully! You two are special people. We felt reassured throughout the process with your knowledge of the area and concern for our happiness.
I have known Bill personally for many, many years and have admired his work for me from afar. When it came time to sell my home, there was no question in my mind who I wanted to represent me. My decision was one of the best I ever made. Bill has an intimate knowledge of the market in terms of value and a work ethic beyond belief. Bill sold my home in the worst market in recent times - a horrible stock market and global pandemic. Without a doubt, I would recommend for you to consider Bill Ligety as your realtor. You will not regret it.
I wish we had started our sale process with Bill and Abbi. They worked hard, they kept in touch and were consummate professionals. When we sold our house and had a very small window to close they arranged and supervised our packing and moving. We couldn’t have been more pleased with their services. We highly recommend Bill and Abbi.
My husband and I had a condo in Park City that we needed to sell. The transaction had a lot of moving parts. We were cross country, were doing a reverse 1031 exchange, had purchased another condo, needed to get our condo on the market ASAP, but while we were getting our home on the market we moved our furniture out and had our old place staged. As a REALTOR in North Carolina, I knew we needed someone with attention to detail, knew the market, understood the real estate business and communicated. Bill and Abbi placed our condo on the market, astutely communicated with us on what we needed to do from our end, worked with the flowing marketing details of new furniture, pictures, etc., perfectly. They got our condo sold quickly, for top dollar, and the attention to detail and communication thru the contract to closing phase was exceptional. I highly recommend Bill Ligety and Abbi Martz for your real estate transaction. They are true professionals!
Abbi and Bill, thank you for your terrific work. You were able to close the sale quickly in less than three months at a price significantly higher than any previous sale in our neighborhood. You’ll always have our highest recommendation and we can’t thank you enough for all you accomplished for us.
Last spring Bill and Abbi Martz helped us sell our home and purchase another home nearby in upper Deer Valley. We were delighted with their services and professionalism. Their knowledge of the upper Deer Valley marketplace is superb. The research and presentations of market comps were spot on and easy to understand. Their suggestions and help with staging and presentation of the property made for a readily marketable presentation. Their use of excellent photography and first class brochures as outstanding. Their open houses and use of existing client base made for a fast sale. Bill and Abbi handled negotiations with the buyer regarding price and terms and many other details made the selling experience easy for us. And their continued follow thru on the due diligence, inspections, and numerous other details thru and after closing was a true blessing for us.
Abbi and Bill, we took a good look at a hand full of your “top-producer” competitors and are delighted that we selected you. Your price and market analysis were spot-on. Your marketing program was great and, to our pleasant surprise, produced a near full price buyer in a little over a month. You two were great in every step of the process, many thanks.
The two of you did an outstanding job. The attention to detail, foresight through the acquisition/negotiation process and timely communication led to the purchase of a great family home. In the event we buy and/or sell another home in the area, you are our first and only call.
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