By Rey Post
Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty
Host of the “All Things Real Estate” Radio Show
January 20 & 21, 2024
The “All Things Real Estate radio show airs this Saturday, January 20 (3pm Mountain Time) and Sunday, January 21 (12pm 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.
Each month, the program features its main host and Sotheby’s International Realty Associate Broker—Rey Post , or other real estate professionals who also host their own version of the program. Since 2009, the show’s hosts—joined each week by a variety of guest commentators—have made ATRE a favorite weekend destination for listeners from all over the country.
This weekend, Ron Blessey, Senior Loan Officer with Santa Fe Mortgage, hosts his first monthly show in 2024. He and his guests will discuss a variety of current real estate, home construction and mortgage topics important to home owners, buyers and sellers.
Joining Ron during his inaugural broadcast in the New Year, is Kevin Skelly, Graduate Master Builder and the principal at home construction firm KM Skelly, Inc.. Kevin will be a regular commentator on Ron’s monthly show throughout 2024. Also sitting in for this weekend show conversation, is ATRE show host, and Sotheby’s International Realty Associate Broker, Rey Post.
Ron Blessey Mortgage Update
Ron is a well-established loan officer in the Santa Fe real estate market, having offered counsel to home buyers for the last 27 years. Bringing this experience to his monthly radio show, Ron will offer the listeners the latest news on not only lender issues, but also his thoughts on the state of the real estate market, especially as we enter the New Year. In his conversation with Kevin and Rey, Ron will explore the ways that real estate professionals—from different disciplines in the trade—often collaborate to the benefit of their mutual clients.
Ron is well-known for his ability to provide residential mortgage products to a wide array of buyers, whether they are purchasing a primary, or secondary home. Ron is also very knowledgeable in the elements of the loan process for investor buyers, who are purchasing rental properties. He is also well versed in construction lending, based on his years of experience in this part of the real estate transaction process. In 2015-2016, Ron was President of the New Mexico Association of Mortgage Professionals. He joined Lance Armer at Santa Fe Mortgage effective March 24, 2023, which brought Ron back to the mortgage broker world. This business collaboration, gives Ron more control of the loan process, as he utilizes and has access to a variety of lenders, gained through his years of mortgage experience.
Home Builder Review:
Kevin will speak to the show theme, reflecting on a variety of home building design, construction, and renovation activities that are his focus in 2024. As part of this conversation, he will also review the important elements that consumers should give attention to, as they develop their own plans for home construction, or remodeling in the New Year. Kevin will also reflect on the important nature of collaboration that real estate professionals pursue, as they work with their clients. From concept to construction, Kevin and his team are well-known for applying a comprehensive approach in the process of achieving a consumer’s vision for building, or remodeling a home. Kevin’s firm offers services to consumers not only in Northern New Mexico, but also in various regions in Colorado, where he has a track record of successful home construction. K.M. Skelly, Inc., has perfected a strategy that concentrates on customer service and quality products by giving attention to the details in every project. Kevin Skelly is a Certified Green Professional and a Graduate Master Builder with over three decades of industry experience. Living in Santa Fe for more than 30 years, Kevin has developed a love for “Santa Fe style” that incorporates simple lines and reflects the landscape’s natural beauty. Accepting a limited number of projects each year, K.M. Skelly, Inc., is able to build a lasting trust with every client, transforming their visions into reality. As a long-time content contributor to the ATRE radio program, Kevin continues his role in 2024, offering valuable observations on a range of home construction issues.
Rey’s “Real Estate Recommendation”:
Rey’s weekly real estate recommendation offers news and information on a variety of home buying and selling, community, and business issues–as well as world events—that impact the lives and work of consumers and real estate professionals. Since “everything” is real estate–in one way or another—Rey’s commentary is intended to offer a perspective that speaks to a range of topics, no matter their origin. For this week, Rey highly recommends that you tune in for the show that Ron Blessey is hosting.
Reflections On The Brokers And Listings Of Sotheby’s International Realty:
Ron will share his thoughts on the professional expertise, knowledge and commitment of Rey’s fellow associate broker colleagues at Sotheby’s International Realty, as well as the quality of the listings that the company offers to home buyers who wish to make Santa Fe their home.
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ATRE Marks 15 Years Of Airing On June 6th & 7th, 2024
ATRE began airing in June 2009, with the show broadcasting on more than 850 occasions, when it marks its 15 years of airing in June 2024. The show has offered commentary from more than 3,500 guests, who represent Santa Fe and national real estate, business, governmental, entertainment, and community organizations. Besides airing every Saturday and Sunday on two Santa Fe, NM radio stations—and streaming globally on SantaFe.com—ATRE is now offered via a professionally produced podcast, fashioned by one of the best podcast studios in the country. 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 weekend. He is also very appreciative of the program’s corporate supporters, the broadcast professionals at Hutton Broadcasting, and the marketing team and fellow associate brokers at Sotheby’s International Realty, for all that they have done to make the show a success. For background on ATRE, here is a link to a press release issued in December 2023.
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 was 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 this award at: https://www.rismedia.com/2020-
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: —New Story; Native Treasures Art Market; 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.
Anywhere Real Estate Disaster Relief Fund
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