Gump & Ayers Real Estate Inc. held a 24 percent share of gross volume and 16.3 percent of transactions in the Salt Lake market for first half of 1988, company president Jerry Floor said.

In all markets served by Gump & Ayers along the Wasatch Front, the company maintained an 18.9 percent market share in transactions and 25.6 percent in gross volume.Gump & Ayers maintained its share as gross volume dropped 1 percent and transactions fell 12 percent from the year before along the Wasatch Front, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. In Salt Lake, 1988 first-half transactions were down 10 percent from the same period in 1987.

Gump & Ayers employs about 120 residential and commercial agents in offices in Salt Lake, Park City, Ogden and Provo.