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All Things Real Estate Airs Broadcast Featuring A Preview Of The Annual “Fall Sale” At Stephen’s, A Consignment Gallery

By Rey Post
Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty &
Host of the “All Things Real Estate” Radio Show
October 13, 2019

 The “All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) radio show airs this Sunday, October 13, 2019 (12-2pm Mountain Time) on Santa Fe’s Talk 1260-AM and 103.7-FM, and streams on SantaFe.com, as well as via the “Listen Now” link at ATREradio.com.

On June 2, ATRE celebrated 10 years of airing. Rey and his team recognize the valuable content brought to the program over the past decade by some of the nation’s best business, non-profit, community and real estate leaders. The guest commentators on this week’s show are emblematic of the quality of professionals who have helped to make ATRE a destination that people from all over the country turn to each Sunday.

In the first hour of the show, join Rey and his guest co-host Stephen Etre, owner of Stephen’s, A Consignment Gallery, and their guests as they highlight some of the most important real estate, business, and event activities of the month, including the staging of the annual “Fall Sale” at Stephen’s gallery, October 19 – 20.

  • Real Estate Broker Observations: Using the show theme as a backdrop, Rey will offer some thoughts on the focus of real estate professionals, as they work with home buyers and sellers in October.
  • Stephen’s, A Consignment Gallery Review: Stephen Etre, Owner of Stephen’s, A Consignment Gallery, will reflect on a variety of activities the gallery gives attention to in October. This includes the gallery hosting its nationally-known “Fall Sale,” October 19 – 20, which attracts buyers from around the United States, and offers some of the greatest value to those who wish to furnish their home with a wide variety of items. Stephen will also review the gallery’s successful estate sales activity staged at properties all over northern New Mexico; the gallery’s preparations for holiday gift-buying; and the mission of the gallery to “give back” to the Santa Fe community. The gallery is known as a popular destination for meeting the home design, furniture and accessory needs of consumers. With more than 13,000 square feet of display space, the gallery serves as a place that consumers—along with real estate professionals—have gone to for nearly four decades to find unique art, antiques, jewelry, furniture, and home accessories. The gallery, as part of the Santa Fe community for nearly 40 years, is proud of its involvement in local charities, as well as cultural and educational organizations. The team at the gallery has a deep commitment to building local and sustainable community relationships. For the 11th year in a row, Stephen’s gallery will serve—in 2020—as one of the major corporate supporters of “All Things Real Estate,” with Mr. Etre offering monthly commentary throughout the year.
  • Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, LLC, Update: Donna Jones White, Owner and Qualifying Broker of Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, LLC, will discuss the show theme, including how she and her team offer their highly-regarded professional guidance to visitors to New Mexico, who are seeking the best in vacation rental properties in October. In addition, Donna will also remind the audience about her company’s role in maintaining a collection of rental options for not only vacation guests, but also those who choose to come to Santa Fe and are seeking a furnished 30-day, or long-term unfurnished property. Consumers from around the globe turn to Donna’s company to aid them in finding comfortable and high-quality residences for their stays in our community. As one of the most popular commentators over the years on the “All Things Real Estate” radio show, Donna is returning in 2020 to continue to offer her monthly observations on a variety of important Santa Fe real estate and business issues.
  • 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 507 Calle Corvo with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague KC Martin. This elegant, warm and inviting, gated and custom two-bedroom residence is located in the Eastside of Santa Fe, just off of Canyon Road, one of the city’s most coveted streets. The single-level home is new construction, and full of Santa Fe charm while reflecting modern elegance, offering numerous features, including red oak select and travertine tile floors, in-floor radiant heat, a security system, refrigerated air-conditioning, an open concept living room, a generous dining room space, and a modern gourmet kitchen with an oversized granite island, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. There is also a separate laundry room at the home, and a private courtyard with lush trees. The property is centrally located in Santa Fe, with easy access to restaurants, galleries, and the city’s historic Plaza.

In the second hour of the show, join Rey and his guest co-host Craig Hoopes, Principal at the highly-regarded firm Hoopes & Associates Architects, as they discuss important real estate, architectural, and business issues, that are the focus of consumers in the month of October. Craig will also update listeners on new home design and construction developments, that can be applied to those who wish to build a new home in 2019. Craig’s architectural firm is well-known across the country for numerous award-winning accomplishments. This includes designing the Grand Hacienda-winning home of both the 2014 and 2018 “Haciendas, A Parade of Homes” tours. As participants in these editions of the popular public event, Craig and his team joined home builders, landscape architects, and interior designers in the design and construction of outstanding properties. Craig’s architectural firm serves as a major corporate supporter of “All Things Real Estate.” As a monthly content provider, Craig offers a unique perspective on the role that architecture plays in home design and construction in Santa Fe, as well as in communities around the nation.

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; and, Dollars4Schools. 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 addition, the Town of Taos has been collaborating with ATRE in 2019, 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. Among the companies and non-profit organizations joining in supporting this new monthly show series are Taos Mesa Brewing; the Taos Center for the Arts; the Taos Arts Council; the Taos Gallery Association; the Taos Opera Institute; as well as the Strong at Heart, and Taos MainStreet Accelerator projects. 

The Realogy Disaster Relief Fund

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®.

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.

Check out the radio show and tune in via the Internet: Go to www.ATREradio.com and click on the “Listen Now” button.

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.

Check out the radio show and tune in via the Internet: Go to www.ATREradio.com and click on the “Listen Now” button.

All Things Real Estate Airs Remote Broadcast From The Preview Center At The Taos Ski Valley

By Rey Post
Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty
Host of the “All Things Real Estate” Radio Show
September 15, 2019 

The “All Things Real Estate radio show airs this Sunday, September 15, 2019 (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.

On June 2, All Things Real Estate (ATRE) celebrated 10 years of airing. To mark the anniversary of the program, new elements to the two-hour broadcast are being added throughout 2019. To underscore ATRE’s new programming, the next edition of the “This Is Taos” show series will air this Sunday.

The monthly show is presented by the Taos Ski Valley (TSV), and is fully supported by the Town of Taosgovernment and a number of businesses and organizations in the community. 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.

In the first hour of the program, Rey will speak to the special relationship between the City of Santa Fe and the Town of Taos. Rey’s guests will also offer information, in the first hour of the show, on a variety of TSV’s services offered to the public in the autumn months, as well as the good works of one of the town’s most respected not-for-profit organizations. The second hour of the program will feature commentary on other elements of the TSV mountain resort, as well the role the town government plays in furthering activities for the residents Taos, as well as for visitors to the community.

  • Overview Thoughts: Rey will offer his observations on the unique relationships that Santa Fe real estate professionals have with Taos, as well as preview many of the elements of the remote broadcast’s second hour. 
  • Taos Ski Valley Resort Sales: Lara Brown, Director of Sales for the multi-season Taos Ski Valley resort, will return to the show to offer additional commentary about her mission at TSV, of engaging individual and group sales business for The Blake hotel. This unique slopeside destination, which is at the heart of the mountain resort’s renaissance, connects the iconic mountain with a vibrant cultural journey. Lara will discuss the vision that she and her sales team bring to their work, including a desire to make Taos a place where people come to find inspiration in the wilderness with all of the amenities of a world-class resort. Lara and her colleagues are dedicated to helping guests who come to the mountain resort, plan the ultimate special event—from an executive retreat to a group ski outing, as well as to a perfect wedding, year-round. TSV offers meeting spaces, inside and out, that invite creativity and nature to co-mingle. TSV’s “traditional” boardroom overlooks a river, and the “standard” conference space features mountain views, while the resort’s wedding sites offer 360-degree views, where nature is the backdrop.
  • Taos Behavioral Health Report to the Community: Simon Torrez, the Chief Executive Officer of Taos Behavioral Health (TBH), will join the show in the first of a two-part interview designed to speak to the nonprofit’s mission of providing comprehensive behavioral health services to individuals, families, and groups, to support them in developing positive behaviors and making life-affirming choices. With the largest licensed and credentialed behavioral staff in Northern New Mexico, TBH is well respected and known for its dedication to helping Taos become a better, safer, and less violent community by serving at-risk youth and adults in need of guidance and counseling. Rey and Simon will discuss the good works of TBH, including the Familia Y Mundo youth program, as well as the case management focus of the nonprofit’s Comprehensive Community Support Services. Simon joined Taos Behavioral Health as the business manager, and he took over the CEO role in September 2013. He is a homegrown Taoseño with rock-solid discipline from his military service—smarts from his years as a business manager—and the heart of a dedicated family man. He is delighted to be helping build nonviolence skills in Taos.
  • Open House of the Week: Rey will review the attributes of 2108 Senda de Daniel with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague David Cordova. This elegant four-bedroom Southwest Santa Fe home is conveniently located in the Los Cerros Colorados subdivision, sited on a private picturesque mountainside, on the road to Ski Resort, just minutes to downtown. With architectural details and rustic charm blending seamlessly, accented by Brazilian hardwood throughout, the home was built for comfort and entertainment, offering numerous features, a recently installed silicone roof, an outdoor hot tub, and a two-car garage. David will also will reflect on his own experiences working with home buyer and seller clients in Taos.
  • 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).

In the second hour of the show, join Rey and his guests for a continuation of the “This Is Taos” show series, giving additional focus to the many reasons why people find the historic northern New Mexico town a desirable destination to visit, as well as to own a home. 

  • Taos Ski Valley CEO Report: As Rey’s initial guest during the second hour broadcast—and to share his observations about the important relationship that the Taos Ski Valley (TSV) has with the people of northern New Mexico—is David Norden, Chief Executive Officer of TSV. David will offer an update on what visitors to TSV are enjoying at the mountain resort this fall, as well as throughout the year. Among other things, Rey and David will discuss the mountain resort’s highly regarded Speaker Series program. This special initiative has the aim of deepening and enhancing an understanding of TSV and the larger community. The 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. Since July 2016, David has brought his highly regarded and extensive ski industry experience to the role of managing all of the existing operations of this multi-season resort destination. 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.
  • Taos Director of Marketing and Tourism Review: Joining Rey as a special guest on the show, is the Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Town of Taos, Ms. Karina Armijo, who will speak to the variety of attractions that make the town a special destination; why the town serves as a desirable destination for home buying; the multitude of activities the town offers to consumers this fall; as well as some background on her role as a member of the management team in Taos government. Chosen by Taos Town Manager Rick Bellis and Mayor Dan Barrone to fill the position of overseeing the town’s marketing and tourism activities, Karina is a well-respected professional who is characterized by the publication taoStyle as “very approachable, a good listener who holds the concerns of the community close to her heart.” An article in The Taos News offers some perspective on the approach that Karina takes in her work to promote all of the positive elements of Taos.
  • Taos Ski Valley Real Estate Report: Leslie Campbell, Director of Sales/Real Estate for TSV, will offer information on the Blake Residences, 24 extraordinary and fully appointed slopeside residences that are a major part of the revitalization of the mountain resort. Leslie will reflect on the highly successful spring and summer seasons enjoyed by the mountain resort, and will also extend the invitation for people to take advantage of what is offered at TSV in the fall.
  • Michael Hawkins, Guest Services Supervisor at The Blake hotel, is bringing his experience as a former professional photographer to the remote broadcast. Specializing in portraiture and architecture/real estate photography, Michael will capture the images of Rey’s guest commentators, all of which will be posted to the “News” section on ATREradio.com.

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; and Dollars4Schools. In addition, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber has returned 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. Among the companies and non-profit organizations joining in supporting this new monthly show series are Taos Mesa Brewing; the Taos Center for the Arts; the Taos Arts Council; the Taos Gallery Association; the Taos Opera Institute; as well as 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 calling Rey with your own questions or comments at 505-989-8900 or you can email Rey at: rpost@atreradio.com.

 

Check out the radio show and tune in via the Internet: Go to www.ATREradio.com and click on the “Listen Now” button.

 

All Things Real Estate Airs Remote Broadcast During the “Haciendas, A Parade of Homes” Tour

By Rey Post
Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty
Host of the “All Things Real Estate” Radio Show
August 11, 2019
 
The “All Things Real Estate radio show airs this Sunday, August 11, 2019 (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) 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 and second hours of the show this Sunday, join Rey Post and his guests for a remote broadcast of the program from 30 Plaza del Corazon in the Las Campanas neighborhood of Santa Fe. This is one of the special homes available for the public to tour as part of the 27th annual “Haciendas, A Parade of Homes” (Parade) tour, sponsored by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association (SFAHBA). This nationally known event offers tours of an array of the finest new construction or total remodel properties built by some of Santa Fe’s best home contractors.
 
30 Plaza del Corazon offers a compound-like design, made up of three separate structures—a main house, casita, and garage—all joined by portales. The home provides stunning golf course and mountain views, carefully designed outdoor spaces, and numerous indoor design features, including a dramatic master suite and elegant kitchen.
 
The Parade tour—running August 9-11 and August 16-18—gives the public an opportunity to not only see this exquisite property, but also the other entrants in the event. In addition, the Parade provides consumers with the chance to meet face to face with home builders, architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and other home-construction professionals. Tickets for the entire event are only $15 and can be purchased at the door of any of the Parade homes. Please consult the free Parade magazine for tour details—available in many locations throughout Santa Fe—as well as being online at www.santafeparadeofhomes.com.
 
For the ninth year in a row, the “All Things Real Estate “(ATRE) radio show has been asked to broadcast from select homes during the two Sundays of the Parade. Besides airing the program from 30 Plaza del Corazon this Sunday, ATRE will also broadcast for two hours on August 18 from the “Grand Hacienda” winning property (location announced on August 13 at the SFAHBA gala dinner). 
 
Rey is honored to have been asked by the SFAHBA—for the fourth year in a row—to serve as one of the 16 judges of the homes competing in the Parade. Serving in a group with four other judges, Rey and his colleagues toured specific Parade homes on August 6, offering recommendations to the SFAHBA for the various awards that they give to Parade participants competing in the event. Rey brought his experience as a real estate broker to the judging exercise, while others who served as judges included well-respected home builders, architects, interior designers, and business leaders from the Santa Fe community.
  • SFAHBA Tour: Joining Rey to kick off the two-hour broadcast this Sunday is Katherine Crociata, Executive Officer of the SFAHBA. Katherine will offer commentary on the mission of her association, the elements of the Parade, the home builders involved in this annual competition, as well as highlights of the homes being offered to the public for tour. Katherine will also offer her thoughts on the qualities of 30 Plaza del Corazon.
  • Zachary and Sons Homes: Throughout the two-hour ATRE broadcast, several members of the team that designed and built this custom property will join Rey to offer commentary on the “story” that speaks to the how this custom residence became one of the entrants in this year’s Parade. In 2019, Zachary Shultz celebrates his 27th year of building superior custom homes in Santa Fe. His sons, Aaron Shultz and Josh Shultz, represent the sixth generation of homebuilders in the family. As Zachary & Sons Homes, the Shultz family delivers “distinctive homes with a personal touch.” Also joining Rey in the conversation will be principal architect Lorn Tryk at the firmLorn Tryk Architects PC for a discussion about the design he created for this stunning property.
  • Business and Organization Leaders Offer Parade Commentary: Highly regarded business, real estate and community leaders in Santa Fe will join Rey to offer their own observations on the qualities of 30 Plaza del Corazon, as well as the important role that the Parade plays in the Santa Fe region: President of Fix My Roof, LLC, John Grisak; Al Antonez, General Manager/COO of The Club at Las Campanas; Owner of Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, Donna Jones White; Principal at Hoopes & Associates Architects, Craig Hoopes; and Owner of WIN Home Inspection, Jeff Brown. The remote broadcasts of the ATRE show on August 11 and August 18 are being presented this year by WIN Home Inspection. All of these special commentators have been guests on the ATRE program during previous Parade events, providing valuable historic context to this major event. In addition, all of these business and real estate leaders have extensive knowledge of and work experience in Las Campanas, bringing some special awareness about the location of 30 Plaza del Corazon.
  • Parade Broadcast and Event Team: Rey will be joined on-site for the remote broadcast by several professionals who have worked with him on previous ATRE Parade events: From Hutton Broadcasting are Austin Burch (Engineer) and Lupe Alderete (Floor Producer); as well as Kristen Rowe (Talent Producer and a member of the Gateway Mortgage Group). Also supporting the effort is Rey’s show producer, Daniel Espy, as well as Adam Vincent and Alex Martinez of SantaFe.com. In addition, the marketing team at Sotheby’s International Realty has played a significant role in all of the pre-show publicity elements highlighting the ATRE program: Debbie Stevens; Arthur Stern; and Ryan Ferguson, along with ATRE’s IT advisor Mike Root. Besides all of the professionals at the SFAHBA who have supported the broadcast of the ATRE show during the Parade, Rey will also interview a student volunteer at 30 Plaza del Corazon who manages ticket sales to the public
  • Open House of the Week: Rey will discuss all of the open houses offered this Sunday by the brokers of Sotheby’s International Realty. Check the full-page Sotheby’s ad in the real estate classified section of the Sunday edition of The Santa Fe New Mexican for a roster of all of the brokerage’s open house events.
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; and Dollars4Schools. In addition, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber has returned 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. Among the companies and non-profit organizations joining in supporting this new monthly show series are Taos Mesa Brewing; the Taos Center for the Arts; the Taos Arts Council; the Taos Gallery Association; and the Taos Opera Institute.
 
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.
 
Check out the radio show and tune in via the Internet: Go to www.ATREradio.com and click on the “Listen Now” button.

 All Things Real Estate Airs ‘This Is Taos’ From The Taos Taos Ski Valley

By Rey Post

Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty &
Host of the “All Things Real Estate” Radio Show
July 21, 2019
 
The “All Things Real Estate” radio show airs this Sunday, July 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.
On June 2, All Things Real Estate (ATRE) celebrated 10 years of airing. To mark the anniversary of the program, new elements to the two-hour broadcast are being added throughout 2019. To underscore ATRE’s 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 (TSV), 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 Preview Center at TSV. In the first hour of the program, Rey will speak to the special relationship between the City of Santa Fe and the Town of Taos, as well as offer information on a variety of elements of TSV’s operation in the summer months. The second hour of the program will feature the ongoing broadcast of the monthly “This Is Taos” show series, which focuses on the many reasons why people find the historic northern New Mexico town a desirable destination to visit, as well as to own a home.
  • Overview Thoughts: Rey will offer his observations on the unique relationships that Santa Fe real estate professionals have with Taos, as well as preview many of the elements of the second hour’s remote broadcast of the “This Is Taos” show series.
  • The Blake at Taos Ski Valley: Lauryn Mangat, Guest Services Manager at The Blake hotel, will join Rey in a conversation about why this unique slopeside destination is at the heart of the resort’s renaissance, connecting the iconic mountain with a vibrant cultural journey. Lauryn will also share why The Blake embodies a soulful tapestry that is uniquely Northern New Mexican, noting that woven into the hotel’s experience, are the wild elements of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a confluence of cultures a thousand years in the making, and an independent streak that belies Taos’s true sense.
  • Taos Ski Valley Resort Sales: Lara Brown, Director of Sales for the multi-season resort, will offer an overview of her mission at TSV to engage individual and group sales business for The Blake, while also enlivening the community. Lara will discuss the vision that she and her sales team bring to their work, including a desire to make Taos a place where people come to find inspiration in the wilderness with all of the amenities of a world-class resort. Lara will also review how she and her colleagues are dedicated to helping guests to the mountain resort plan the ultimate special event—from an executive retreat to a group ski outing, as well as to a perfect wedding, year-round. TSV offers meeting spaces, inside and out, that invite creativity and nature to co-mingle. The “traditional” boardroom overlooks a river and the “standard” conference space features mountain views. Around the mountain, Taos features wedding sites with 360-degree views where nature is the backdrop.
  • 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 49 Dayflower with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Tim Galvin. This magnificent, three-bedroom residence—with Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain views—offers high-end finishes, and a great floor plan. Features include a herringbone brick driveway that leads to rustic entry gates that transition into a lush, landscaped courtyard with a three-tiered fountain; ornate metal French doors that open to the palatial living room with a wet bar, fireplace, space for a baby grand piano; a kitchen that includes a center island, a Viking range-oven, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a wine cooler, a hand-hammered copper farm sink, a walk-in pantry, and a spacious eating area, with a corner kiva fireplace. Other custom elements of the home are a master bedroom and bath; an office/study; a media room; two secondary bedrooms with en-suite baths; and, a three-car garage that has 44 feet of melamine storage cabinets. Tim will also reflect on his own experiences working with home buyer and seller clients in Taos.
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.

  • Taos Ski Valley Report and Speaker Series: Rey will offer an overview of the variety of activities that await visitors to TSV, including the mountain resort’s highly regarded Speaker Series program. This special initiative has the aim of deepening and enhancing an understanding of TSV and the larger community. The 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. To further the interest of real estate and economic development in northern New Mexico, Taos and Santa Fe are among the members of the Northern New Mexico Air Alliance (NNMAA), a non-profit group of businesses, cities, counties and attractions. NNMAA serves as a vehicle for expanding opportunities for consumers who are seeking real estate, economic, sport and entertainment options in northern New Mexico.
  • 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 who chose to call the town their home. In addition to serving as Taos Town Manager for five years, Rick has also served as Acting Director of Planning, Community and Economic Development; as the town’s first Director of Marketing and Tourism; as Acting Airport Manager for the town; and in a number of roles for Taos County, including Deputy County Manager for four years. Rick brings more than 40 years of government service to his role with the Town of Taos, with work experiences in community and economic development, specializing in the revitalization of historic downtowns.
  • Strong at Heart and Taos MainStreet Update: Jim Pollard will join Rey and Rick Bellis in a discussion of the important role that the Strong at Heart  and Taos MainStreet initiatives are playing in the community. Strong at Heart is a project of the Town of Taos focused on working with Taoseños to create a vision for a thriving downtown for everyone. The goal of the project is to create a Taos Downtown Strategy, which communicates shared values, guiding principles, and a vision for the downtown, and includes an action-plan to get things done. Taos MainStreet is a community-based organization, formed to revitalize and update the downtown area of Taos. The program is part of a national foundation that helps states and local municipalities bring attention to main street districts in towns. As a member of the Strong at Heart Management Team, Jim brings his experience as a retired General Contractor, former REALTOR, industrial engineer, Machine designer and entrepreneur to the initiative. Jim also serves as Chairman of the Town of Taos Planning and Zoning Commission.
  • Taos Ski Valley Real Estate Report: Leslie Campbell, Director of Sales/Real Estate for TSV, will offer information on the Blake Residences, 24 extraordinary and fully appointed slopeside residences that are a major part of the revitalization of the mountain resort. Leslie will reflect on the highly successful winter season enjoyed by the mountain resort, and will also extend the invitation for people to take advantage of what is offered at TSV in the summer. To review unique real estate options offered at the Blake Residences, please go to: https://theblakeresidences.skitaos.com/contact.
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; and Dollars4Schools. In addition, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber has returned 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. Among the companies and non-profit organizations joining in supporting this new monthly show series are Taos Mesa Brewing; the Taos Center for the Arts; the Taos Arts Council; the Taos Gallery Association; and the Taos Opera Institute.
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.
Check out the radio show and tune in via the Internet: Go to www.ATREradio.com and click on the “Listen Now” button.

“All Things Real Estate” Marks 10 Year Anniversary On June 2

 
SANTA FE, NM, May 31, 2019 – On June 2, the “All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) radio show is marking 10 years of offering timely real estate news and commentary to home owners, buyers and sellers in Santa Fe and across the nation. ATRE is also comprised of a website (http://atreradio.com/) and blog.

Launched in June 2009 by Rey Post—a Santa Fe-based Associate Broker with Sotheby’s International Realty®—the ATRE radio program airs live for two hours each Sunday (12-2pm Mountain Time) on KTRC  1260AM and 103.7FM, and streams to a global audience on SantaFe.com, as well as via the ATRE website (https://santafe.com/ktrc/shows/all-things-real-estate1). Each week, Post hosts the first hour of the ATRE radio show, while professionals with business and real estate-related companies either host, or co-host with Post the second hour of the program.

“Hutton Broadcasting and SantaFe.com join the public in congratulating Rey and his team for consistently providing some of the best content offered on a radio show over the past ten years,” said Scott Hutton, Owner and General Manager of Hutton Broadcasting. “We are proud that “All Things Real Estate” is one of our flagship programs, as well as being one of the most popular radio show destinations in the city. Our hope is that Rey continues to host one of the finest radio shows available to consumers.”

Congratulations Rey on the 10th anniversary of ATRE,” stated Gregg Antonsen, Senior Vice President & Qualifying Broker of Sotheby’s International Realty®.  “This truly marks a milestone for which you should be pleased and proud. For the past decade you have provided pertinent information about our local real estate markets and those services that impact real estate in general. Your commentaries and interviews with local and regional influencers provide exciting and timely information to your listeners that is exceptional in its delivery, accuracy and usefulness.”

“A radio station so as KTRC always needs consistency, quality and a connection to the local community. For a decade, All Things Real Estate with Rey Post has provided all of that and much much more,” stated Richard Eeds, Afternoon Show Host and Program Director on Talk 1260 & 103.7 KTRC. “And if I can have ATRE on the air for another decade, it will make me very happy. Congratulations to Rey and his sterling cast of guests and guest hosts for a fantastic 10 Years on KTRC.”

Since 2009, ATRE has been supported by a some of the best real estate-related companies, non-profit groups, event organizations and well-known businesses in New Mexico. Their representatives regularly contribute commentary to the radio show and content to the blog (roster of current supporters on homepage at http://atreradio.com/ ). As the show has matured, it has expanded its content, offering news and information on a variety of issues important to consumers (see attached “How The ATRE Show Has Grown”).

Besides airing from the KTRC studio, the ATRE show has also broadcast remotely from more than 100 unique locations: real estate broker open houses; non-profit events and major public gatherings including the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association annual “Home Show” and “Haciendas, A Parade of Homes” tour; as well as the Santa Fe Concorso rare car gathering. The ATRE show has also introduced a number of unique broadcast elements, including the weekly “Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation,” as well as debuting in 2019 a monthly show series called “This Is Taos,” which features commentary from locations in the Northern New Mexico town, speaking to what makes it a desirable destination to visit, and to own a home.

After airing for only two years, the ATRE program was nominated in 2011 for a Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce “Business Excellence Award;” has been profiled in multiple media stories, as well as the corporate newsletter of Sotheby’s International Realty®.

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 For additional information:

Rey Post: 505/989-8900; rey.post@sothebyshomes.com & Scott Hutton: 505/471-1067; scott@santafe.com

What Others Are Saying In 2019 About ATRE:

“The Town of Taos is proud to play a role in the airing of the “This Is Taos” radio show series.” The monthly radio series will aid considerably in boosting awareness among people from around the country about all that Taos has to offer as a vacation and residential destination.”

Karina Armijo
Director of Marketing and Tourism
TOWN OF TAOS


“First and foremost, congratulations on 10 years.  That’s a lot of Sunday to work my friend.  You have done it extremely skillfully and successfully.  We’re proud of your faithfulness as well as your success.”

Steve Riemann
President, Santa Fe Title Company


“Rey Post is a great interviewer and we were able to use the show to get our full story out!”

Kandace Nachtrab
Chair, Taos Opera Institute 


How The ATRE Show Has Grown
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The ATRE show has grown from solely focusing on real estate issues, to a program that now offers timely business, community, cultural and non-profit commentary (always with a thread of real estate running through each broadcast). Rey and his collaborators use the ATRE show as a place to create a “story” about a variety of issues, offering themes around special calendar dates, and events that enhance the show’s content for its listeners.

The radio show has been honored to feature not only some of the best in the real estate trade, but also a variety of non-real estate personalities. To illustrate the diverse content the ATRE show has offered over the years, a handful of these special radio show guests include: former CIA operative Valerie Plame; movie producer and Kevin Costner business partner, Jim Wilson (“Dances with Wolves“); actors starring in the movie “50 To 1” (filmed in New Mexico); former Director of the CBS News Poll, Kathy Frankovic; Indianapolis 500 race car legends Johnny Rutherford, Parnelli Jones, and Al Unser, Sr; and former National Association of Governors Chairman, Vermont Governor Jim Douglas. In addition, since he was elected in 2018, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber has been a guest on the ATRE program on multiple occasions, offering timely information on business, community and real estate issues important to the residents of the city.

The ATRE website and blog have also become valuable destinations for information on the radio show’s broadcasts, as well as timely real estate, cultural and community information. The website is linked from the websites of ATRE’s corporate supporters, as well as the website of Sotheby’s International Realty in Santa Fe (sothebyshomes.com/santafe). The NYC corporate office of Sotheby’s International Realty is fully aware of the ATRE program, with the former president of the company coincidentally being at the brokerage’s Santa Fe office the day in 2011 that the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award nomination for ATRE was announced.

 

About Rey Post:

Rey Post has served as an Associate Broker of Sotheby’s International Realty in Santa Fe since 2008. Previously, he was a licensed Realtor with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty in Washington, DC. Prior to his career in real estate, Rey was a corporate, sports and political campaign consultant and Capitol Hill professional. This work includes: managing campaigns for U.S. House and Senate candidates; serving as a Legislative Aide to a U.S. Congressman and State Staff Director to a U.S. Senator; directing U.S. Soccer’s 1994 World Cup and 1999 Women’s World Cup campaigns and advising on the Korea 2002 World Cup soccer campaign; serving as Executive Producer of an international sports TV broadcast; and offering campaign counsel to a U.S. national trade association and companies doing business in Eastern Europe.

All Things Real Estate Airs From Sierra West Sales

By Rey Post
Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty &
Host of the “All Things real Estate” Radio Show
May 12, 2019
The “All Things Real Estate” radio show airs this Sunday, May 12, 2019 (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) 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 and second hours of the show, join host Rey Post and his guests for a remote broadcast from Sierra West Sales, located at 856 St. Michael’s Drive in Santa Fe. Sierra West Sales is known as the city’s premier high-end home appliance dealer, featuring manufacturers who offer products with outstanding quality, value and design. Interviews will focus on real estate, business and community issues, as well as the importance of the St. Michael’s Drive corridor to future development in the city. Free food, music and door prizes will be offered during the broadcast. 

 
  • Sierra West Sales Open House Event: Kevin Hilton—Project Manager, General Contractor and one of the principals at Sierra West Sales—will join Rey in starting the show with a summary of the range of services that are offered to consumers at the gallery. Kevin will highlight how consumers can meet with and secure guidance from the gallery’s staff on Sunday afternoon, as well as tour the beautifully designed Sierra West Sales showroom. Kevin will also offer his thoughts on the value of the St. Michael’s Drive corridor as a destination for commercial business services. Jesus Zavala, Sierra West Sales Kitchen and Bath Design Specialist, will offer commentary about home design issues that consumers are seeking counsel on from the gallery’s team of professionals. Live music will be offered by the Salt and Pepper Shakers, one of the headliner performers at the 2018 Red River Bluegrass Music Festival. Those who attend the event will be able to enjoy “burgers and brats” being cooked on an outdoor grill at the gallery, as well as participate in door prize offerings of gifts and gift certificates.
  • Real Estate Update: Rey and his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Laurie Hilton will review the state of the Santa Fe real estate market, including home buyers purchasing property near the St. Michael’s Drive corridor. Laurie will also speak about the value of using Sierra West Sales as a destination for appliance purchasing and design consultation for home buyers and owners.
  • Stephen’s, A Consignment Gallery Update: Stephen Etre, Owner of Stephen’s, A Consignment Gallery, will be calling from the floor of his gallery as he hosts the company’s annual “Spring Sale,” which is open to the public and always staged during the Mother’s Day weekend (May 11-12). This famous event is very popular with consumers, who travel from all over the country to take advantage of what the gallery offers. With more than 13,000 square feet of display space, the gallery has been a place that home buyers, sellers and owners—along with real estate professionals—have gone to for more than three decades to find unique art, antiques, jewelry, furniture, and home accessories. Stephen will also reinforce the value of consumers visiting Sierra West Sales for Sunday’s special open house at the home appliance gallery.
  • City of Santa Fe Commentary: A representative of the City of Santa Fe has been invited to Sunday’s radio show to share an update with the audience about the plans for revitalization of St. Michael’s Drive corridor. As envisioned, this revitalized boulevard in the city, could be the heart of a new, centrally-located district, potentially offering multi-modal transit connections between the Santa Fe Trails bus system and a local train that extends through the heart of this district. This transformed boulevard would be lined with new office, retail and arts-related spaces, accompanied by enjoyable pedestrian walkways connecting new living areas of higher density, more affordable residential units for rent and ownership. The new St. Michael’s Boulevard could be a showcase for public art, reflecting Santa Fe’s world-renown reputation as a center for the arts.
  • Title Insurance Update: Steve Riemann, President of the Santa Fe Title Company, will speak to current title insurance issues that are important to the home sale and purchase process, as well as offer his thoughts on the state of the Santa Fe real estate market. Steve will also reflect on the important role that Sierra West Sales plays as a destination for consumers seeking high-end appliances for their homes. Steve will also share his thoughts on the importance of the revitalization of the St. Michael’s Drive corridor to the overall economy of the city.
  • Santa Fe Home Builders Perspective: Jason Rogers, a member of the Executive Committee of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, will update the audience on issues that are critical to the home building trade and also preview the association’s nationally-known “Haciendas, A Parade of Homes” tour that occurs in mid-August. This competition among home builders, offers consumers the opportunity to tour newly constructed and fully remodeled homes in the Santa Fe region. The “All Things Real Estate” radio show will air—for the ninth year in a row—remote broadcasts from select “Parade” homes on August 11 and 18. Jason also serves as a member of the team of professionals at Sierra West Sales and will offer his own thoughts on the range of high-end appliances, as well as services offered at the gallery. 
  • Gateway Mortgage Group Commentary: Kristen Rowe, a member of the team at the Gateway Mortgage Group and a colleague of Mortgage Sales Manager Scott Robinson, will offer a summary of the services offered by this well-regarded mortgage lending company. Kristen will also share her observations on how Sierra West Sales serves as an excellent home appliance and design source for consumers in the community. In addition, Kristen brings some unique skills as the volunteer “Talent Producer” for every remote broadcast of the “All Things Real Estate” radio show, aiding Rey Post in coordinating guest commentary.
  • Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, LLC, Update: Donna Jones White, Owner and Qualifying Broker of Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, LLC, will provide an update on the state of property rentals in Santa Fe, as well as why they play a big role in supporting the interests of visitors to the city. Donna will also share her views on how Sierra West Sales serves as a major destination for consumers who are seeking top-flight products and services for their homes.
  • Hoopes & Associates Architects Commentary: Craig Hoopes, Principal at the highly-regarded firm Hoopes & Associates Architects, joins Rey for a discussion of a variety of architectural and real estate issues important to those building homes in 2019. As an award-winning architect during both the 2014 and 2018 “Haciendas, A Parade of Homes” tours, Craig is fully aware of and will reflect on the value of Sierra West Sales as a destination for high-quality home appliances.
  • Open House of the Week: Rey will review the attributes of property listings offered by his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleagues that are being previewed at open house events on Sunday afternoon. Information on these events can be found in the full-page Sotheby’s International Realty newspaper ad in the real estate classified section of Sunday’s Santa Fe New Mexican.            
 
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—and for the second year in a row—Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber is a special guest on the show offering 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. The Preview Center at Taos Ski Valley serves as a site for airing the broadcast on six occasions in 2019. Several non-profit organizations in Taos are offering commentary during this monthly show series, including the Taos Arts Council, the Taos Gallery Association, the Taos Opera Institute and the Taos Center for the Arts. In addition, Taos Mesa Brewing is offering the use of their downtown Taos Tap Room as another location for airing the monthly show.

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.

All Things Real Estate Airs ‘This Is Taos’ From The Taos Tap Room

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 TaosDavid 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 ArtWilder 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.

 

All Things Real Estate Airs From the Santa Fe Home Show

By Rey Post
Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty &
Host of the “All Things real Estate” Radio Show

March 10, 2019

 
The “All Things Real Estate” radio show airs this Sunday (12-2pm Mountain Time) on Santa Fe’s KTRC Talk 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.
 
“All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) is marking 10 years of airing in June of this year. Throughout 2019, the show will feature a number of unique broadcasts that benefit home owners, buyers, sellers and renters, including the program that airs this Sunday.

 
In the first and second hours of the show, host Rey Post and his guests will air a remote broadcast of the ATRE radio show from “The Santa Fe Home Show,” Northern New Mexico’s premier event of this type featuring the latest innovations in home remodeling and building. The 29th edition of this major public event, sponsored by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association (SFAHBA), is staged on March 9-10 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. The doors open at 10am, tickets are only $5. For information about the Home Show call: 505.982.1774. This special remote broadcast of the ATRE show is brought to you this Sunday by WIN Home Inspection.
 
Whether you are a vendor reaching out to the residents of Northern New Mexico, or a discriminating home owner, buyer, or seller considering home improvements and new green technologies, the Santa Fe Home Show is designed to meet your needs. 
 
For the ninth year in a row, the SFAHBA has asked the ATRE program to air from this major public event. The show will broadcast from a prominent position on the main floor of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center and anyone attending the event is invited to stop by and watch the broadcast. Rey will host a wide-ranging discussion during the ATRE program, including:
  • Conversations with the leadership of the SFAHBA, as well as home building professionals, home product suppliers, community, non-profit, real estate and business leaders.
  • Interviews with exhibitor booth participants and members of the public who attend the event.
  • A highlight of the popular 5th Annual Lego Building Contest for kids attending the event.
  • A review of the 2019 Remodelers Showcase.
  • 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.
  • Open House of the Week: All of the Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) Open Houses on Sunday will be highlighted by Rey during the two-hour remote broadcast. Information on these events can be found in the full-page SIR newspaper ad in the real estate classified section of Sunday’s Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper.
 
Rey’s ATRE Show Guests:
Brandon Snoy, President, Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association
Katherine Crociata, Executive Officer, Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association
Jason Rogers, Home Show Committee Chair, Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association
Kim Shanahan, Master of Ceremonies, 2019 LEGO Competition
Stephen Etre, Owner, Stephen’s, A Consignment Gallery
Donna Jones White, Owner, Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, LLC
Steve Riemann, President, The Santa Fe Title Company
Al Antonez, COO & General Manager, The Club at Las Campanas
Jeff Brown, Owner, WIN Home Inspection (Presenter of Sunday ATRE Remote Broadcast)
Scott Robinson, Branch Manager, The Gateway Mortgage Group
Andy Hutt, Residential Sales Manager, Fix My Roof, LLC
Craig Hoopes, Principal, Hoopes & Associates Architects
Lauren Sauvageot, Communication/Event Specialist, Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association
 
ATRE Corporate Supporters Highlighted: During the Sunday show, Rey will reference the array of real estate, business and non-profit organizations who are regular contributors of content to the ATRE radio program, and offer services to home owners, buyers and sellers. A roster of these organizations can be found at the homepage of ATREradio.com.
 
Giving Back: 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.

 

The Launch Of The “This Is Taos” Show Series

 By Rey Post
Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty &
Host of the “All Things Real Estate” Radio Show

February 17, 2019

The All Things Real Estate” radio show airs this Sunday (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) and a variety of special guests offering the best news, information and commentary regarding every aspect of today’s real estate market.

“All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) is marking 10 years of airing in June of this year. Throughout 2019, several new elements are being added to the radio program, including the roll-out of a new show series this Sunday.

In both hours of this week’s show, join Rey and his guests for a special remote broadcast of the program from the Taos Ski Valley (TSV). The first hour of the program will speak to the special relationship between the City of Santa Fe and the Town of Taos. The second hour of the program will feature a new monthly series called “This Is Taos,” which will focus on the reasons why people find the historic northern New Mexico town a desirable destination to visit, work in, or as a place to own a home.

In the first hour of the show:

  • Overview Thoughts: Rey will offer observations on the special relationship that Santa Fe real estate and business professionals have with Taos. Rey will also preview many of the elements of the inaugural broadcast of the “This Is Taos” show series in the second hour of the program.
  • Gateway Mortgage Group Assists Taos Home Buyers: Scott Robinson, Branch Manager of the Gateway Mortgage Group in Santa Fe, will speak to the ability of his mortgage firm to offer assistance to those who are seeking the purchase of a property in the Taos region. In addition, Scott will provide his monthly mortgage tip that can benefit home buyers who are collaborating with a lender. The Gateway Mortgage Group is one of the largest privately held mortgage companies in the country, doing its entire mortgage servicing in-house. This business element is important, since it means that Gateway’s customers work directly with them until the time their loan is paid. Commentary contained within this broadcast is for informational purposes only and should not be considered a solicitation to extend credit. Scott Robinson, NMLS 202265, is a licensed Branch Manager with Gateway Mortgage Group, located at 502 West Cordova Road, Suite 1, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505. All loans are subject to program guidelines and final underwriting approval. Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC, is an equal housing lender. NMLS 7233.
  • Taos Ski Valley Professionals Offer Observations: Two senior management professionals associated with the mountain resort, will offer commentary on some of the unique elements offered at TSV. Eduardo Sampere, General Manager of The Blake slopeside hotel, will review the range of amenities that this renowned 80-room alpine guesthouse can offer, whether its guests are skiing, hiking, shopping or strolling. The Blake was awarded LEED Silver certification—the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating of the U.S. Green Building Council—which is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. Also joining Rey, is Leslie A. Campbell, Director of Sales/Real Estate for The Blake Residences, a slopeside real estate development featuring a  collection of 24 fully appointed residences. Leslie will discuss the role that the residences play in the mountain resort’s vision of offering artfully curated accommodations, as part of the once-in-a-lifetime revitalization of TSV.
  • Broker View On The Taos Ski ValleyAlan Vorenberg, Rey’s Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague in Santa Fe, will reflect on his own experience as a property owner in the TSV, as well as why he enjoys pursuing home buyer and seller relationships in the Town of Taos. Alan is also this week’s Santa Fe open house broker (see below).
  • 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 and his broker colleagues at Sotheby’s International Realty work to make home and land options in northern New Mexico available to consumers (see “Unique Destination” at ATREradio.com).
  • Open House of the Week: Rey will review the attributes of 841 Camino Del Este with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Alan Vorenberg. This splendid and renovated three-bedroom, open concept residence with exquisite finishes, offers beautiful wood floors, high ceilings, lots of natural light and gorgeous mountain views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and is located just moments from the Plaza and all the wonderful amenities in downtown Santa Fe. 

In the second hour of the show, join Rey and his guests as they launch the new ATRE show series called “This Is Taos.” The series will offer monthly interviews with business, tourism, government, cultural and real estate leaders who will 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. The show series is presented by the Taos Ski Valley (TSV), while the Town of Taos and other businesses, and organizations (including the Taos Arts Council) are partnering with ATRE to offer this unique and informative radio programs.

  • As Rey’s initial guest during the second hour broadcast—and to share his observations about the important relationship that TSV has with the people of northern New Mexico—is David Norden, Chief Executive Officer of the mountain resort. David will offer an update on what visitors to TSV are enjoying this winter, as well as throughout the year. Since July 2016, David has brought his highly regarded and extensive ski industry experience to the role of managing all of the existing operations of this multi-season resort destination. 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. To further the interest of real estate and economic development in northern New Mexico, Taos is among the members of the Northern New Mexico Air Alliance (NNMAA), a non-profit group of businesses, cities, counties and attractions. NNMAA serves as a vehicle for expanding opportunities for consumers who are seeking real estate, economic, sport and entertainment options in northern New Mexico.
  • Also, joining Rey in the second hour of the show is Karina Armijo, Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Town of Taos, who will speak to the variety of attractions that make the town a special destination; why the town serves as a desirable destination for home buying; the multitude of activities the town offers to consumers this winter; as well as some background on her role as a member of the management team in Taos government. Chosen by Taos Town Manager Rick Bellis and Mayor Dan Barrone to fill the position of overseeing the town’s marketing and tourism activities, Karina is a well-respected professional who is characterized by the publication taoStyle as “very approachable, a good listener who holds the concerns of the community close to her heart.” An article in The Taos News offers some perspective on the approach that Karina takes in her work to promote all of the positive elements of Taos.

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 Florence and Michael, as well as support for those affected 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 featured commentary from a variety of Santa Fe non-profit and community organizations. Representatives from organizations have been 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: Las Campanas Compadres; the Santa Fe Concorso; Kitchen Angels; Creative Santa Fe; and Dollars4Schools. In addition, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber has returned in 2019 to offer quarterly 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 show 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.

Teamwork Elements

By Rey Post
Associate Broker, Sotheby’s International Realty &
Host of the “All Things Real Estate” Radio Show

February 3, 2019

On today’s “All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) radio show, we are speaking to some of the teamwork elements that can be learned by the playing of the National Football League’s “Super Bowl” this evening.

Our “Rey’s Real Estate” Recommendation” on this theme actually is drawn from an article written a few years ago by Martin Edwards, Chief Executive Officer of Julia’s house, the Dorset Children’s Hospice in the United Kingdom. Mr. Martin formally worked in Brand Management for the Proctor & Gamble Corporation and is also known as an author on leadership issues.

Here is the complete article he wrote on the elements of teamwork, offering some valuable observations on the topic.

Teamwork: The Ten Values of Excellent Teams

Values in teams are the specific beliefs about what is right and wrong around us. Organizational and team values are about the culture we should encourage, the standards we should have, and the principles that should underpin the team’s efforts. They are the essential building blocks of team building. 

Over time all other things may change – an organization’s people, strategy, finances, beneficiaries – but its values should not. If these are allowed to degenerate, a team no longer has any unifying core, it will fragment, staff turnover will increase and results will plummet.

Think about how values should inform your leadership style. And hold true to them: values are the things upon which you should never compromise.

Excellent teams have ten core team values:

1. Listening to each other with an open mind without interruption
2. Sharing knowledge, information and experience with those who can benefit
3. Taking key decisions based on reasoning not rank 

4. Expressing concerns only to those responsible for dealing with them 
5. A responsibility culture not a blame culture 
6. Basing our work on the ‘customer’ 
7. Striving for continuous improvement 
8. Behaving with integrity
9. Positively challenging dishonesty or destructive behavior
10. No ego

The Green values are about involving people, and ensuring decisions have a broader base of expertise

The Red values are ‘results’ values 

The Blue values are about ethical and cohesive behavior

Values 1, 2 and 3 are about involving others for the greater good and increasing the expertise behind decisions.

Listening to each other with an open mind without interruption.

Every different point of view could be an opportunity to learn something. Listening shows that you value the other person and that you are open to the possibility of change. Interrupting shows that you think you or your opinions are more important (unless the other person is really rambling or repetitive).

Are you a good listener or a bad listener? When you listen, are you open to what the person is saying? Or do you just wait for them to finish before saying what you were going to say anyway?

Sharing knowledge and experience with those who can benefit

The ‘information is power’ culture breeds ignorance, mistakes and defensive behavior. But it’s refreshing when someone offers their information or expertise in a helpful way without expecting anything in return. Proactive people do this simply because it’s the right thing to do. When was the last time you shared a good idea or useful information, or passed on your experience sensitively?

Taking key decisions based on reasoning not rank

When people know that their ideas will be debated and considered properly, they will be more encouraged to come forward with them.

It doesn’t mean we have to agree on everything. Democracies mean that regardless of whose reasoning is most sound, the majority view always wins and the minority loses. This ‘win-lose’ culture can de-motivate and disenfranchise people.

In the workplace, the task of the leader is to establish the right culture and choose directions, having gathered expert input and thoroughly worked through all the options. ‘Win-win’ cultures ensure that every view is heard and debated. A meritocracy means more than ability being a passport to higher rank; it means that any reasoned contribution is welcome and can affect the team’s direction or methods.

Values 4 and 5 are about how we should curtail problems and move forward proactively.

Expressing concerns only to those responsible for dealing with them

A fundamental characteristic of highly effective teams. Don’t exacerbate situations by telling lots of people how bad things are when those people are not responsible for sorting them out. This is called validating – seeking solace in someone reflecting your opinion without seeking a solution. Instead, tell the person or people responsible for sorting it out, and only them. This requires tremendous self-discipline: it can be comforting in the short term to seek solace in complaining to anyone who will listen – but isn’t it better to seek positive change?

A responsibility culture not a blame culture

There are few things more demoralizing than a blame culture. It forces people to protect themselves by unnecessary paperwork, currying favor, or shifting blame – taking attention away from the ‘customer’ and hindering continuous improvement.

It is often said of politicians that their desire for power makes them by definition unsuitable for office. This is because the stereotypical keys to promotion in politics – spinning situations to personal advantage, shifting blame, taking credit, and moving up at the expense of others – create distrust and poor teamwork: they live in a blame culture.

Similarly, people who are good at ‘office politics thrive in a blame culture. They may be successful in their personal ambitions, but no-one really wants to work with or for them, so their ability to get the best out of people around them is limited. Teams therefore fragment, staff turnover increases and the organization fails to reach its maximum potential.

In a responsibility culture, the manager should take responsibility for a team’s failings or mistakes in all instances except dishonesty or unethical behavior. People feel trusted in this culture and commit themselves more to it.

Values 6 and 7 are about focusing on results.

Basing our work on the ‘customer’

Many teams behave as if fixated on each other’s faults or failures, or are hampered by needless bureaucracy. But we should not be each other’s obstacle or enemy. The real focus should be on the customer. Remind people who are at war with each other, or who are just on their own warpath, that this has nothing to do with the objective, which is to serve the customer.

Get into the habit of asking the customer what they like or dislike about the service. Put the needs of the customer squarely at the heart of strategy and planning.

Organize and plan the work around the people who work closest with the customer, listening to these people’s views and providing what they need to excel, so that the entire work of the organization is a system for serving the customer’s needs and wants. If you are one of these people, tell your manager what you need in order to excel in your work.

Striving for continuous improvement

Every team and every organization should always be on the lookout for how it can better achieve its aims. This task is never complete: it is really a continuous process, and at its best is a constant state of mind of every team member.

This means being open to ideas. Ban phrases like ‘we never used to do it that way’, ‘it never worked before’ or ‘they’ll never say yes to that’. These sayings put a stop to potential solutions or improvements in the service. Encourage questions and phrases like ‘whose expertise could help with this?’, ‘what’s the next step?’ or ‘great idea: do it!’

Values 8, 9 and 10 are about cohesive behavior.

Behaving with integrity

An organization’s reputation is the crux of its success. A lack of integrity in one part of the organization can, if it becomes widely known, undermine the entire organization. Integrity is also at the heart of treating people equally and fairly.

Positively challenging dishonesty or destructive behavior

Honesty, ethical behavior and effort are essential to a team that pulls together. It must be up to the manager to enforce these standards, having first given a fair hearing to the person or people concerned. This should be done calmly but assertively, taking time to explain exactly what is the desired standard of behavior, and explaining the consequences of further breaches of the team’s standards.

Challenging undermining behavior is actually part of the process of helping everybody on the team, and should be seen as a positive step. And of course, the same standards must be applied across the whole team.

No ego

Displays of ego risk undermining anything you achieve by following the other team values. ‘No ego’ behavior is about the importance of just getting on with the job. Sounds easy … but there are subtle displays of ego that are easy traps to fall into. Have you ever broken any of the following rules?

  • Force yourself not to act to impress but to act out of values
  • Never seek compliments from the team
  • Never complain about your lot to the team
  • Praise people as much in their absence as in their presence
  • No matter how hard you work, don’t seek or reward a macho hours culture
  • Acknowledge and learn from failure

Acknowledging failure is a sign of honesty, openness and a commitment to learning. The task of the manager is to explain to people that if they make a mistake, the best thing they can possibly do is to come forward openly, and that the focus will be on helping to put things right. The opposite of this is a blame culture where nobody comes forward, hiding mistakes until they become crises.

If you demonstrate and stand up for these ten values you will be building teams that work together for the greater good of the organization, and that perform to their optimum potential.

So “Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation” for today is to see if any of the teamwork elements described above can be applied to your own work and personal life.

As always, tune into “All Things Real Estate” each Sunday (12-2pm Mountain Time) for more information on real estate and business topics. Go to the “listen Now” link at ATREradio.com to hear the show.