By Rey Post
Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty &
Host of the “All Things Real Estate” Radio Show
December 23, 2018
The weekly “All Things Real Estate” radio show (ATREradio.com) features host and Sotheby’s InternationalRealty‘s Associate Broker Rey Post (NM REC License #45660) and a variety of special guests offering the best news, information and commentary regarding every aspect of today’s real estate market.
In the first hour of the December 23, 2019 show—and marking the holiday season—join Rey and his special guest, Ashley Strauss-Martin, General Counsel for the New Mexico Association of Realtors® (NMAR), as they offer “gifts” of timely and important real estate news and information that relate to the home buying and selling transaction process.
  • Real Estate Broker Update: Throughout the month, Rey is offering his thoughts on a variety of real estate issues that have been important to home buyers, sellers and home owners in 2018, as well as what they may be encountering in the New Year. Rey will also offer his review on some of the matters that professional real estate brokers will need to give attention to in 2019.
  • New Mexico Association of Realtors Update: In her role as General Counsel for NMAR, Ashley Strauss-Martin will offer an update on a variety of current real estate issues, including changes in certain association home buying/selling documents, as well as general real estate issues of interest to consumers in 2018. Ashley will also offer her observations on real estate issues that will be on the NMAR agenda in the New Year. Among many other tasks as General Counsel, Ashley writes or reviews all NMAR Forms (NMAR promulgates the real estate forms used in most residential and commercial transactions throughout the state); runs the NMAR Legal Hot Line, providing legal information for NMAR’s 6,500+ members; and, serves as an expert witness before the New Mexico state legislature on bills she has drafted.
  • Sotheby’s International Realty Year-End Report: Gregg Antonsen, the Senior Vice President and Qualifying Broker—since 2011—of the Santa Fe offices of Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR), will offer a summary of the home buyer and seller successes the company has enjoyed in 2018. In addition, Gregg will bring his more than 30 years of real estate experience to a conversation about what may be projected real estate sales activity for Santa Fe in the New Year. Gregg will also offer some thoughts to Rey and Ashley’s discussion about other real estate matters of importance to consumers. As manager of the three offices, associate brokers and staff that comprise SIR’s presence in Santa Fe, Gregg brings a good understanding of the important role that home buying and selling plays in our city’s economy.
  • Rey’s “Real Estate Recommendation”: Rey’s weekly real estate recommendation will offer some suggestions on how to make the home buying and selling process a bit easier, more efficient and less time consuming for consumers.
  • Open House of the Week: Rey will review the attributes of 8 Calle Nopalitos with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague David Cordova. This three-bedroom and custom-built home, nestled in pinon trees with spectacular views, is located on 2.5 acres in a rare Santa Fe location off of Route 599. The home features tile floors throughout; an open concept kitchen with a high-end cooking stove and fine appliances; radiant heating, with a wood stove and wood-burning fireplace; vigas; very nice landscaping; and, a new roof with a transferable warranty.
In the second hour of the show—and continuing the “gift-giving” theme from the first hour of the program—join Rey for a very special interview with Philip Diehl, currently the President of Austin, Texas-based U.S. Money Reserve, which sells gold, silver and platinum coins to investors and collectors. In 1994, Philip served as the 35th Director of the United States Mint, in the launch of the 1994 World Cup Commemorative Coin program. At that time, Rey served as Commemorative Coin Program Director for the U.S. Organizing Committee when it staged the 1994 FIFA World Cup, soccer’s world championship hosted for the first time in the United States. In the spirit of holiday “gift-giving” in the future, Rey and Philip will discuss how they are once again partnering to offer a game plan for offering U.S. Mint-struck legal tender commemorative coins for consumers around the world, when the 2026 FIFA World Cup returns to the United States. This 48-team world soccer championship tournament will be staged in 16 different cities in the United States, as well as in Canada and Mexico. When Philip served as Director of the United States Mint, he was also overseeing the creation of the 50 States Quarters program; the nation’s first platinum coin, the Platinum Eagle; and, the Sacajawea dollar coin. He also served as chief of staff of the U.S. Treasury Department and director of the Senate Finance Committee.
Giving Back: The Realogy Disaster Relief Fund has been activated to provide much-needed financial assistance to help those who were affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, as well as support for those affected by the California wildfires. The sole purpose of this effort is to provide much-needed financial assistance to help those in need who are not covered by personal insurance policies. Realogy has committed to matching $50,000 of the funds raised, and, effective immediately, you may make a tax-deductible donation to the fund. The Realogy Disaster Relief Fund is managed through the Realogy Charitable Foundation. In donating to the Fund, 100 percent of the money will be disbursed to those who are affected by declared federal disasters. Once the federal government declares the areas impacted by the California wildfires disaster zones, the process will begin for individual aid. Those affected by the hurricanes and covered by the Fund’s program can pay for emergency-related costs such as significant home repairs from flooding, lost possessions, and temporary housing expenses. Click here to donate to the Realogy Disaster Relief Fund. Realogy Holdings Corp. delivers its real estate services through its well-known industry brands including Sotheby’s International Realty®. Since 2009, the “All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) radio show has donated 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. In 2018 alone, some of the organizations featured on ATRE in donated air time are: Kitchen Angels; Creative Santa Fe; Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center; Dollars4Schools; and, the New Mexico Real Estate Commission. In addition, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber has been a guest on the show on multiple occasions in 2018 sharing useful information about city programs, events and community activities.
As always, listener email questions and comments are welcome during the broadcast. Join in the conversation by calling Rey with your own questions or comments at 505-989-8900 or you can email Rey at: rpost@atreradio.com.
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