By Rey Post
Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty
Host of the “All Things Real Estate” Radio Show
April 24, 2022
The “All Things Real Estate radio show airs this Sunday, April 24 (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, Professional Community Association Manager with homeowner association management company, Westgate Properties, LLC.
This Sunday marks the 222nd anniversary—April 24, 1800—of the approval by President John Adams, of an act of Congress that appropriated $5,000 for the purchase of books to be housed in the U.S. Capitol. This action essentially created the Library of Congress, making it the oldest federal cultural institution in the nation, which today houses collections that comprise the world’s most comprehensive record of human creativity and knowledge.
Since all libraries are important defenders in the fight against misinformation—by providing free access to educational, news, and historical resources—they help keep the public informed with facts, rather than confused with fiction.
Marking the creation of the Library of Congress, Rey and his guests will underscore how real estate professionals rely upon facts, information, and the principles of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, when conducting client work (integrity, competency, and accountability).
Community Association Management Update:
Bonnie will reflect on the show’s theme, and will also offer a review of the ways—in April 2022—that Westgate Properties, LLC is assisting the residents of the more than 70 homeowner (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 colleagues Tom Simon—the owner of Westgate Properties, LLC—and Dave Mansure, as well as their regular second hour guest commentators, have returned to the ATRE radio show in 2022, to offer valuable real estate input on the last Sunday of each month.
Rey’s “Real Estate Recommendation”:
Rey’s weekly real estate recommendation offers information on a variety of timely home buying and selling, community and business issues that impact the lives and work of consumers and real estate professionals. Rey’s commentary will include observations on the element of broker teamwork, and the professional assistance the marketing and administrative staff at the Santa Fe office of Sotheby’s International Realty bring to their interaction with the company’s brokers and clients.
Broker Reflections On This Week’s Featured Property:
Rey will review the attributes of 5 East Avenida Sebastian with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Tim Galvin. Rey and Tim will also discuss the state of the real estate market in late April. Regarding Tim’s listing—This is a very comfortable “Lock & Leave” garden home with no steps and a large, fully landscaped back yard in the Villas at Los Santeros, an intimate enclave of 17 homes in the gated Santa Fe neighborhood of Las Campanas. The main house features two bedrooms and two full baths, plus a spacious open concept kitchen/dining/living plan with a fireplace, and a tongue-and-groove ceiling with beams. The kitchen includes granite counters, Jenn-Air stainless appliances, and a spacious island for entertaining. The master suite offers double sinks and a separate soaking tub and shower. Inside the private interior courtyard is a detached guest casita with a ¾ bath. A fabulous roof-top deck offers panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. A golf, or social membership is available to the home buyer, through a separate purchase from The Club at Las Campanas.
In the second hour of the show, join Bonnie Davis and her special guests, for a discussion of “Fair Housing.” For the entire hour, Bonnie will be joined by one of her regular monthly content providers—Lynn Krupnik, of the law firm Krupnik & Speas, PLLC. Besides offering her thoughts on the second hour show theme, Lynn will also share other useful legal updates for the members of New Mexico homeowner and condominium association communities.
Bonnie will also be joined by her other 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 home owners.
- Landscape Update: Sean Gabriel, ofProscape Landscape Management, will share his latest suggestions on landscaping maintenance in community associations.
ATRE Moves Towards 13 Years Of Airing On June 5, 2022
ATRE began airing in June 2009, with the show broadcasting on more than 700 occasions, when it marks 13 years of airing this June. Mostly in a two-hour format, the show has engaged in conversations with more than 3,000 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. Here is a link to a press release marking the 12-year anniversary of the program in June 2021.
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.
The Realogy Disaster Relief Fund
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As always, listener email questions and comments are welcome during the broadcast. Join in the conversation by emailing Rey your own questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the radio show and tune in via the Internet: Go to www.ATREradio.com and click on the “Listen Now” button.