By Rey Post
Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty
Host of the “All Things Real Estate” Radio Show
April 25, 2021
The “All Things Real Estate radio show airs this Sunday, April 25 (12-2pm Mountain Time) on Santa Fe’s Talk 1260 AM KTRC and 103.7-FM, and streams on SantaFe.com, as well as via the “Listen Now” link at ATREradio.com.
This weekly radio show features host and Sotheby’s International Realty’s Associate Broker Rey Post (NM REC License #45660), as well as a variety of special guests who offer news, information, and commentary on current real estate, business, and community issues, important to homeowners, buyers, and sellers.
In the first hour of the show, join Rey and his guest co-host Bonnie Davis, of Westgate Properties, LLC, and their other guests for an alternative energy-Inspired discussion of real estate, business and community issues.
On April 25, 1954, Bell Laboratories announced the development of the first practical silicon solar cell, demonstrating their solar panel by using it to power a small toy Ferris wheel and a solar-powered radio transmitter. The New York Times wrote that the silicon solar cell “may mark the beginning of a new era, leading eventually to the realization of one of mankind’s most cherished dreams–the harnessing of the almost limitless energy of the sun for the uses of civilization.”
Fast forward 67 years to 2021, and in recognition of this historic event, Rey and Bonnie will discuss how alternative energy technology plays a major role in the home buying and selling process in our current market. Not only can these technologies save energy for homeowners, while reducing their carbon footprint, they also serve as elements of the property marketing efforts of real estate professionals.
Community Association Management Update:
Bonnie will reflect on the show’s theme, and will also offer a review of the ways–in April 2021–that Westgate Properties, LLC is assisting the residents of the more than 60 homeowners (HOA) and condo (COA) association communities that the company manages in Northern New Mexico. Bonnie will also summarize the elements of the second hour of the show that she hosts. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Westgate Properties, LLC specializes in the management of multi-tenant commercial properties and homeowner associations. Their goal is to promote community through highly responsive management with the aim that quality of life, quality of work, and the value of one’s real estate investment is improved. Bonnie, her colleague Tom Simon, the owner of Westgate Properties, LLC, and their regular second-hour guest commentators, have returned to the ATRE radio show in 2021, to offer valuable real estate input on the last Sunday of each month.
Broadcast Assistant Uses ATRE As Learning Experience:
Samme Newcomer, a Durango, Colorado high school student, is returning to serve as Rey’s Broadcast Assistant for this show. Samme is using the ATRE broadcast experience as a way to learn new skills that could be valuable to her, as she pursues her academic studies and prepares for her future career. Samme will also reflect on the status of her high school experiences, given the influence of the coronavirus pandemic in our lives over the past 12+ months.
Rey’s “Real Estate Recommendation”:
Rey’s weekly real estate recommendation will offer information on the ongoing efforts of Sotheby’s International Realty to address the needs of home buyers and sellers, as the coronavirus situation continues. Rey will also share some thoughts on the ongoing element of teamwork, that he and all of his broker colleagues subscribe to. Specifically, that the marketing and administrative staff at the Santa Fe office of Sotheby’s International Realty are offering an even greater level of professional assistance to the company’s brokers and clients, during this exceptionally challenging period of time.
Broker Reflections and Property of the Week
Rey will review the attributes of 2335 Wilderness Way with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Darlene Streit. Regarding her listing–This is an extraordinary 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath contemporary Pueblo-style home and guest house on twelve acres in the exclusive Wilderness Gate subdivision, backed up against national forest on two sides of the property. A wide foyer leads into open living and dining areas with high ceilings and patio doors to a flagstone portal with a stone fireplace with mountain and wilderness views. A stylish gourmet kitchen is appointed with a center island, double oven, five-burner cooktop, Bosch dishwasher, under counter microwave, and wine cooler plus a separate breakfast area. Split bedroom floorplan. The luxurious master suite has a fireplace and a spa-like bath with a soaking tub, steam shower, heated towel racks, powder room, and dual walk-in closets. With generous wall space everywhere, this is a home that art collectors will enjoy. There is a detached studio with plentiful light for artistic pursuits. A separate Pueblo traditional style 1,280 square foot guest house has 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, living area, bath, and deck surrounded by trees. An excellent property for reunions, large-scale entertaining, and outdoor living and dining. Green features include Bosch geothermal heat/cooling, solar voltaic electricity (26 solar panels), rainwater and greywater harvesting for garden irrigation, Energy Star appliances, low flow fixtures. The Wilderness Gate community is located between the historic Eastside of the city and the Santa Fe National Forest. Direct access to numerous trails–all within 5 miles from downtown.
In the second hour of the show, join host Bonnie Davis, Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) of Westgate Properties, LLC, and her special guests, for a preview of all aspects of community association maintenance this summer. The discussion will include the pursuance of maintenance on property stucco; on community pools, and on all community asphalt elements. Bonnie will be joined in the conversation by a professional pool contractor, as well as her monthly content providers, as they address the theme of this second-hour program:
- Insurance Advice: Vincent Marciano, of theADV Insurance Agency, whose firm specializes in community association insurance needs, will also offer his monthly insurance counsel on other matters of interest to homeowners.
- HOA/COA Legal Tip: Besides addressing the show theme, attorney Lynn Krupnik, ofKrupnik & Speas, PLLC, will also offer her monthly legal commentary, designed to benefit homeowners who reside in community association neighborhoods.
- Landscape Update: Sean Gabriel, ofProscape Landscape Management, will share his latest suggestions on landscaping maintenance in community associations.
ATRE Moving Towards 12 Years Of Airing On June 6, 2021
In June 2009, the inaugural broadcast of the ATRE program was aired. Since then, the show has aired on more than 600 occasions, mostly in a two-hour format, with nearly 2,700 guest commentators coming from Santa Fe and national real estate, business, governmental, entertainment, and community organizations. Though Rey created the show and has hosted just about every 1st hour (and many of the 2nd-hour broadcasts), a number of professionals have served as special guest hosts for many of the 2nd-hour broadcasts of the show. Rey is honored that ATRE has been embraced by the listening audience, with people in Santa Fe, throughout New Mexico, and across the country selecting the show as a destination each Sunday. He is also very appreciative of the program’s corporate supporters, broadcast professionals at Hutton Broadcasting, and the marketing team at Sotheby’s International Realty, for all that they have done to make the show a success.
ATRE Wins National Award
In January 2020, RISMedia—the leading information and news provider for the residential real estate industry—named ATRE as one of their “2020 Newsmakers.” Cited as a nationally-recognized industry leader, ATRE and others were characterized by RISMedia as “making a difference in the real estate and homeownership sectors, and whose actions have a far-reaching and profound impact on the real estate industry.” ATRE won in the category of “Trendsetters” in real estate, with information on the roster of award designees at https://rismedia.com/2020-newsmakers/, and ATRE recognized at https://rismedia.com/newsmaker/?id=429. Rey is honored to be a recipient of this special award and thanks all of the professionals who have helped to make ATRE a destination that people go to each week since the show first launched in 2009.
Giving Back to the Community
Since 2009, the “All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) radio show has offered air time to a variety of Santa Fe non-profit and community organizations. Representatives from organizations are able to use the ATRE program to share news and information with northern New Mexico residents about their services and activities. Over the years, some of the highly-regarded non-profit organizations featured on the ATRE program are: Cornerstones Community Partnerships; Think New Mexico; Las Campanas Compadres; the Santa Fe Concorso; Kitchen Angels; Creative Santa Fe; Dollars4Schools; and Youthworks. Senior Officers of the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, have also served as commentators on the program. In addition, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber—who has offered commentary on the show since first elected in 2018—speaks to the programs, events and community activities important to the residents of the city. In 2019, the Town of Taos collaborated with ATRE, in a year-long information series—sponsored by the Taos Ski Valley—called “This Is Taos.” Designed to offer useful information about this historic northern New Mexico community, the monthly show earned high marks from the public. Among the companies and non-profit organizations joining in supporting this monthly show series were: Taos Mesa Brewing; the Taos Center for the Arts; the Taos Arts Council; the Taos Gallery Association; the Taos Opera Institute; as well as Taos Behavioral Health, the Strong at Heart, and Taos MainStreet Accelerator projects.
As always, listener email questions and comments are welcome during the broadcast. Join in the conversation by contacting Rey with your own questions, comments, or show topic suggestions at: email@example.com.
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