By Rey Post
Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty &
Host of the “All Things Real Estate” Radio Show
April 21, 2019
The “All Things Real Estate” radio show airs this Sunday, April 21, 2019 (12-2pm Mountain Time) on Santa Fe’s KTRC 1260-AM 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) and a variety of special guests offering the best news, information and commentary regarding every aspect of today’s real estate market.
In June, All Things Real Estate (ATRE) celebrates 10 years of airing and has been adding new elements to the two-hour broadcast to mark this occasion. To underscore the addition of new programming, this Sunday the next edition of the “This Is Taos” show series will air. The monthly show is presented by the Taos Ski Valley and fully supported by the Town of Taos government and a number of businesses and organizations in Taos.
In both hours of the Sunday show, join Rey and his guests for a special remote broadcast from the Taos Tap Room, as the Taos Arts Council sponsors this specific two-hour remote broadcast, offering commentary throughout the program. The first hour of the program will also speak to the special relationship between the City of Santa Fe and the Town of Taos, while the second hour of the program will feature the ongoing broadcast of the new monthly series called “This Is Taos“, which will focus on the many reasons why people find the historic northern New Mexico town a desirable destination to visit, as well as own a home.
- Overview Thoughts: Rey will offer his observations on some of the unique relationships that Santa Fe real estate professionals have with Taos, as well as highlight many of the elements in the second hour “This Is Taos” show series.
- Taos Arts Council 2019 Activities: The Taos Arts Council (TAC) is a non-profit organization which pursues activities to ensure that Taos County has a vibrant, vital and active arts environment. The mission of the TAC is to promote awareness, understanding, appreciation and development of all of the Creative Arts (literary, visual, tactile, musical, performing, etc.) in order to enhance the quality of life in our Northern New Mexico area. Joining Rey in both hours of the show are TAC President Paul Figueroa, as well as Jules Epstein, a member of the organization’s Board of Directors. During this part of the show, Paul and Jules will speak about the extensive roster of events that the organization is offering this spring to those who visit and live in Taos.
- Taos Tap Room is Show Venue: Jayson Wylie, President/CEO and Co-Founder of Taos Mesa Brewing, has graciously offered the use of the company’s Taos Tap Room—located at 201 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur in downtown Taos—as the site for the airing of Sunday’s ATRE program. Jayson will serve as Rey’s first commentator during the broadcast, offering his own perspective on what makes Taos a special place to live and work.
- Broker View on Working in Taos: David Cordova, Rey’s Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague in Santa Fe, will reflect on his own experiences working with home buyer and seller clients in Taos. David is a native New Mexican born and raised in the small village of Chimayo. David’s experience ranges from having grown up with the family’s elite homebuilding company focusing on “southwest style” homes, owning art galleries both in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico and as a film producer, actor and casting director with his company, Route 66 Studios. David understands that the dream of home ownership in New Mexico is not just buying a home, but being a part of the rich cultural environment only Northern New Mexico has to offer.
- 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 enjoyable for consumers. Corresponding to the theme of the special relationship that Santa Fe has with Taos and other Northern New Mexico communities, Rey is offering a 10-acre parcel of land, just nine miles east of Abiquiu, and situated above the Rio Chama, with 360-degree vistas (see the “Unique Destinations” section on ATREradio.com).
- Open House of the Week: Rey will review the attributes of 1616 Villa Strada with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Drew Lamprich. This beautifully maintained, two-level, light-filled, three-bedroom home with extensive landscaping has an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area with sliding doors to an ample deck which overlooks open spaces and an arroyo. The home is located in the Santa Fe neighborhood of Las Estrellas, only a six-minute drive to downtown—also being well-located for commuting to Los Alamos—and offers trails all the way to the extensive La Tierra hike/mountain bike/running trail system.
In the second hour of the show, join Rey and his guests for the next edition of the All Things Real Estate show series, “This Is Taos.” Each month, the series offers interviews with business, tourism, government, cultural and real estate leaders who bring useful and informative commentary about why the historic Town of Taos is a popular destination for visitors from around the world, as well as why people chose to make the community their home.
- Continuing from the first hour of the show—and in their sponsorship of this broadcast of the “This Is Taos” show—officers of The Taos Arts Council (TAC), in partnership with Town of Taos, Marketing and Tourism Department ,will discuss the “Taos Is Art” lamp-post banner competition. Over 200 artists submitted entries and 66 were selected, with their art featured on banners lining many streets throughout the town and can be viewed through October 31. The TAC will host a public reception on May 3 (5 – 7 pm) for the “Taos Is Art” banners competition, with poster-sized prints of the work at the Taos Town Hall. The TAC is pleased to recognize support for this project from the Grace Family Foundation and Seco Live. Also, the TAC has partnered with the Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS) to promote and present programs celebrating National Poetry Month (April 2019). This includes 19 poets identifying “Taos Is Art” banner images and responding with poems, ekphrasis via framed poems and images installed throughout public places in Taos. And furthering the interests of TAC members, a number of organizations in the town will feature public events this spring:
All of the events offered by these organizations will be discussed during the Sunday broadcast of “This Is Taos.”
- Taos Gallery Association: Joining Rey and his other guests is David Mapes, President of the Taos Gallery Association, for a discussion of the First Saturday Art Walk, which features show openings, demonstrations and more among the many art galleries along Kit Carson Road and the historic district of Taos. This national juried competition is on view April 27 – May 19, at David Anthony Fine Art, Wilder Nightingale Gallery and Greg Moon Gallery. An opening reception is planned for May 4 (4 – 8 pm) during the First Saturday Art Walk and Spring Arts Festival. Included in the activities of these events is the Taos Art Insurgency, a show offered in town galleries that poses questions like: “Who will be the artists that lead the way for the new millennium?”; and, “What will be the movements and issues they champion?”
- Taos Town Manager Review: Joining Rey as a special guest for the show is Taos Town Manager Rick Bellis, who plays a major role in the management of matters impacting the residents of the community. Besides offering commentary on a variety of topical issues, Rick will also offer his observations on what makes Taos such a desirable destination for those who wish to visit Northern New Mexico, or for those you chose to call the town their home.
- Taos Ski Valley Report: Taos Ski Valley (TSV) is currently closed after realizing a highly successful winter season. TSV’s staff and management thanks the public for its support of the mountain resort and invites people to take advantage of what is offered at TSV in the summer. For information on TSV’s range of services, including the resort’s famous hotel, The Blake, please go to: https://www.skitaos.com/. In addition, to review unique real estate options offered at the Blake Residences—a part of the resort’s slopeside development and made up of 24 extraordinary and fully appointed residences—please go to: https://theblakeresidences.
skitaos.com/contact). On Sunday, May 19, TSV’s senior management and staff will join Rey in the next edition of the “This Is Taos” show series. Included in next month’s show will be a discussion of TSV’s Speaker Series program, offered by the mountain resort with the aim to deepen and enhance their guests’ understanding of Taos Ski Valley and the larger community. This program has invited over 40 organizations and individuals who make Taos “Taos.” From astronauts, to quartets, and anglers, each week the program is designed to teach a little more about what makes Taos unique, and how to keep it that way. TSV is the first major ski resort to become a certified B Corp. This certification helps ensure that TSV meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, sustainability, public transparency and legal accountability. Becoming a B Corp also means that the long-held values of inclusion, sustainability, and respect for all are validated. TSV recognizes that Taos is a special place, and in the spirit of this sentiment, will continue on their path to get better—not bigger—with an invitation to all to join them on the incredible journey they are pursuing.
Giving Back to the Community
The Realogy Disaster Relief Fund has been activated to provide much-needed financial assistance to help those who were affected by hurricanes impacting our nation in 2018, as well as last year’s 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. 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 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 which have been featured on the ATRE program are: Cornerstones Community Partnerships; Think New Mexico; Las Campanas Compadres; the Santa Fe Concorso; Kitchen Angels; Creative Santa Fe; Taos Arts Council; Dollars4Schools; and Taos Opera Institute. In addition, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber is returning in 2019 to offer commentary on programs, events and community activities important to the residents of the city. In addition, the Town of Taos is collaborating with ATRE in 2019 to participate in a new information series—sponsored by the Taos Ski Valley—called “This Is Taos,” designed to offer useful information about this historic northern New Mexico community.
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 via a link at ATREradio.com. Check out the radio show and tune in via the Internet: Go to ATREradio.com and click on the “Listen Now” button.