“GIFTS” OF 2018 REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS NEWS & INFORMATION, AS WELL AS WHAT WILL BE ON THE AGENDA IN THE NEW YEAR AND BEYOND!

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

 

ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS ON REAL ESTATE ISSUES IN 2018 AND THE NEW YEAR

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

December 16, 2018

As I have been doing throughout December, I plan to use the “All Things Real Estate” radio show (ATREradio.com) and our blog as platforms for offering some thoughts on real estate issues that emerged in 2018, and what may be on the agenda in the New Year.

In an article posted in the online real estate news source Housecall, writer Cary Teller offers her thoughts on the “Top 10 Most Expensive Mistakes You’re Making on Your Home.

Though these observations may not fit perfectly with home ownership in our region of the nation, I believe that they are generally useful for any homeowner who wishes to avoid unnecessary and additional costs to maintaining their home. The points are also useful for those who are considering putting their house on the market for sale. Here is the roster of the article’s expensive home mistakes:

  1. Using Traditional Light bulbs

 

If you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home, you could be throwing a lot of money away every month on inflated electric bills. Over its life span, an incandescent bulb can use $180 worth of electricity. A CFL will only use $41 worth of electricity over the same time period. Even better is the LED bulb, which only uses $30 per bulb. Think what replacing every light bulb in your home could do to your home’s bottom line.

 

  1. Ignoring a Leaky Faucet

 

A leaky faucet that drips one drop per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year, which is enough water to take more than 180 showers. Some of us live in areas where water is plentiful, but for those of us in areas plagued with drought, this could be costing you a fortune. Fix or replace your leaky faucet and save a ton on your water bill.

 

  1. Using the Wrong Air Filter Size

 

We all sometimes forget to change out the air filters for our HVAC systems or accidentally buy the wrong size. But using the wrong filter or a dirty filter can increase your power bill and cause expensive problems for your furnace down the road. Use the correct filters for your system, and set a reminder to change them after the recommended amount of time. You won’t regret it.

 

  1. Not Customizing Temperature

 

Invest in a customizable thermostat. If you’re away at the office all day, you can program your heater to shift down a few degrees while you’re gone and then shift back up shortly before you return home. Heating or cooling an empty home wastes a lot of money in energy costs.

 

  1. Not Adjusting Air Vents Properly

 

Is one room in your home hot, while the others are cold? Oftentimes homeowners will crank up the air conditioning in the whole house to combat hot temperatures in one area. Instead, adjust air vents to direct the flow of air more evenly throughout your entire home. Professionals will come regulate this to ensure that your entire home is receiving the same amount of air conditioning or heating.

 

  1. Over Watering Lawn

 

Many homeowners have their sprinkler systems programmed to come on in the early morning hours for optimum lawn health. This can become a problem, however, if you’re never around to see what you’re actually watering. A broken sprinkler head could be causing a fountain, or the trajectory of your sprinkler may be directed at a fence instead of your lawn. Periodically run your sprinklers during the day so you can see how they are performing when you’re not around.

 

  1. Water Heater Temperature Set Too High

 

Unless you have a tankless water heater, your water heater is keeping the water in its tank hot 24/7. If you don’t keep an eye on the temperature as each season changes, you may be paying too much to heat your water. Decrease the temperature in the summer, and bump it back up when winter comes.

 

  1. Leaky Windows and Doors

 

Leaky windows and doors are great places for cold, winter winds to enter your home. Many homeowners simply ignore them and crank up their heaters. Caulk leaky windows and put rubber seal around doors to keep winter winds out and warmth in.

 

  1. Paying a Handyman

 

Don’t pay a handyman for a job that is simple enough to do yourself. If you’re unsure of how to do something, look up video tutorials online. Doing simple tasks yourself can save you a lot of money.

 

  1. Ignoring Curled Shingles

 

It may be easy to ignore problems on your roof, but it will only lead to bigger problems later. If you see any possible issues with your roof, repair them as soon as possible, as this will save you significant costs later.

 

So “Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation” for this week, is to consider some of the points made in this article as recommendations for saving money on home maintenance, as well as using them a good road map for getting your home ready for sale.

I also want to remind you that a place for you to learn about home buying and selling elements, is to join us each Sunday on the “All Things Real Estate” radio show at 12-2pm Mountain Time.

Also, if you go to my website, you can send me your own real estate questions, or suggestions for topics that he will handle on the program (that’s ATREradio.com). I will treat your questions confidentially and will send you answers I hope will help you in your own real estate activities.

MORE THOUGHTS ON REAL ESTATE ISSUES IN 2018 AND THE NEW YEAR

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

 December 9, 2018

 Throughout the month of December, I plan to use the “All Things real Estate” radio show (ATREradio.com) and our blog to offer some thoughts on real estate issues that emerged in 2018, and what may be on the agenda in the New Year.

In an article published in the on-line real estate resource RISMedia, real estate professional Brian Buffini offered some useful advice for those who practice our trade. I believe that for home owners, buyers and sellers, there is also some valuable information contained in his recommendations.

Here are some of Brian’s observations to give a bit of attention to as we come to the start of 2019:

We’re in the midst of a shakeup in the real estate industry. Technology is threatening to take agents out of the equation, making the profession obsolete. Or is it? The real estate industry is definitely in a state of flux; however, a true professional will never be replaced by the latest gadget, app or tech trend. How can you shore up your business to thrive in this new era? And, how can you sharpen your skills so you can exceed your clients’ changing needs?

Use technology as a toolTechnology is not the enemy. In fact, technology is a useful tool to help you streamline your business and become a more efficient and effective agent. The key is to use it as a component to your business, not as the basis for your business.

Focus on the fundamentals, which include consistent contact, filling needs and delivering the unexpected extras. These are the timeless tools that make up the foundation of a lasting business and can weather any changes in the market. The truth is the fundamentals remain relevant regardless of the latest trends.

Understand your market. In addition to knowing your own sales numbers, learn all you can about your local market. What factors are having the biggest impact on your local economy and the market? Get involved in your local real estate organizations to stay up-to-date. The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be to answer your clients’ market-related questions.

Invest in your relationshipsAccording to Brian Tracy, “The value of a relationship is in direct proportion to the time that you invest in the relationship.” When you work by referral, your relationships drive your business. Regardless of what’s going on in the market and the latest industry trends, if you devote your time, effort and energy into each and every client in your database, you can be sure you’ll outlast your competition in the business.

Sharpen your skills. The sharper your skills, the better equipped you’ll be to meet and exceed the needs and demands of your current and potential buyers and sellers. Regardless of how easy technology makes it to buy and sell a home, your clients still need you on their team throughout the process to help them negotiate with the other party, find the right home and guide them if challenges arise during the transaction. Let’s face it; technology is a poor substitute for true human advocacy.

So “Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation” for this week, is to consider some of Brian’s recommendations to help better your own real estate transaction process.

I also want to remind you that a place for you to learn about home buying and selling elements, is to join us each Sunday on the “All Things Real Estate” radio show at 12-2pm Mountain Time.

Also, if you go to my website, you can send me your own real estate questions, or suggestions for topics that he will handle on the program (that’s ATREradio.com). I will treat your questions confidentially and will send you answers I hope will help you in your own real estate activities.

Get Ready For Real Estate In The New Year-Part 1

December 2, 2018

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

Each week this December, I will offer some thoughts on what we might see in our local and national real estate markets in 2019. This week, let’s take a look at what Realtor.com is projecting for the market in the New Year.

The respected online real estate website suggests that we should look at rising mortgage rates to play an even greater part in affordability, slowing the market for sellers and impacting buyers. The website further offers that home prices are still expected to rise, though at a much slower rate than we’ve become accustomed to. Realtor.com forecasts home prices to increase by 2.2% nationally.

These are national trends that do not necessarily portend for what will specifically happen in your local real estate market. For instance, in the Santa Fe real estate market, Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) is anticipating more than $850 million dollars in sales activity in 2018, with an anticipation that the New Year will continue to bring solid home buyer and seller activity.

SIR’s roster of home buyers in 2018 have come from over 136 cities around the United States, representing buyers from 35 states, as well as from and 5 foreign nations.

Part of the reason that the brokerage where I hang my real estate license has seen such robust buyer activity in 2018 is that Santa Fe and our northern New Mexico region offers options that are not available in other parts of the nation. From reasonable home and land prices, to the culture, weather and attractions of this part of the southwest of our country—these have made our real estate market such a desirable destination. We anticipate that for these and other reasons, 2019 will offer home buyers and sellers some special opportunities in the Santa Fe region.

So, Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation for this first week of December 2018, is for any home buyer, or seller in our region to take the time to identify the best real estate professional to partner with on what is most likely the most expensive purchase, or sale you will probably have in your life. The home buying and selling process is complicated and requires the attention of numerous professionals. It is in your best interest to start the process with someone who has the experience, knowledge and creativity to represent you in the transaction.

For more real estate information, always check out our blog at ATREradio.com/blog and also join us for the “All Things Real Estate” radio show, which airs each Sunday 12-2pm (Mountain Time) and can be heard at the “Listen Now” link at ATREradio.com.

Meaning of Thanksgiving – Expressions of Gratitude

November 25, 2018

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

I have seen a number of publications which have offered some useful thoughts on the meaning of Thanksgiving. One that caught my attention suggests that the holiday has undergone numerous transitions, including an expression of gratitude for survival, a recognition of a flourishing community, and the   collection of our nation’s traditions and values.

Over the centuries, families added their customs to the Thanksgiving celebration, preserving that which they held most precious:

  • To gather in unity – It is refreshing and invigorating when people come together, in celebration of a common purpose. It is a reconciliation of differences as well as a time of healing. In sharing our victories as well as our struggles, we find strength and hope.
  • To teach the young – In stories retold, each generation brings purpose and significance to the richness of their heritage.
  • To prepare the heart – In gratitude, we humbly reflect upon all the gifts (family, friends, health) that saturate our lives. By “giving-thanks” we choose to extend ourselves and give to others less fortunate. Out of the abundance of our hearts, we are able to offer our resources to help others.

So, Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation for this week, is simply to remind all of us that the meaning of Thanksgiving is perhaps more than just feasting, four-day weekends, football games, floats, or a forerunner to Christmas and other end-of-the-year festivities.

For more real estate information, always check out our blog at ATREradio.com/blog and also join us for the “All Things Real Estate” radio show, which airs each Sunday 12-2pm (Mountain Time) and can be heard at the “Listen Now” link at ATREradio.com.

SANTA FE AND TAOS ARE DESIRABLE DESTINATIONS TO VISIT, WORK IN AND OWN A HOME

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 hour of the show, join Rey and his guest co-host Scott Robinson—Branch Manager of theGateway Mortgage Group—and their guests, as they discuss why Santa Fe is a desirable destination as a place to visit, work in and own a home.
  • Real Estate Broker Update: Rey will offer some thoughts on how he and his real estate broker colleagues work as “ambassadors” to promote the benefits to home buyers of Santa Fe’s unique lifestyle, culture, attractions, economy and the value of the region’s real estate. Rey will also offer his weekly “Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation,” which is designed to make the home buying and selling process a bit easier and more enjoyable for consumers.
  • Gateway Mortgage Group “Home Buyer Tip”: Besides offering his thoughts on the theme of Sunday’s show—including how mortgage professionals aid significantly in advancing all of the benefits of owning a home in Santa Fe—Scott will provide his monthly mortgage tip that can benefit home buyers who are purchasing a property in collaboration 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.
  • Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, LLC, Update: Donna Jones White, Owner and Qualifying Broker of Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, LLC, will reflect on the show theme of why Santa Fe is a desirable destination for work and vacation travel. Donna will also remind the audience about her company’s role in maintaining a collection of rental options for vacation guests who choose to come to Santa Fe this year, or 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.
  • Rey’s “Real Estate Recommendation”: Rey’s weekly real estate recommendation will speak to the show theme of the value of owning real estate in Santa Fe. To achieve this goal, Rey 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 1050 Sierra Del Norte with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Darlene Streit. This elegant, and exquisitely crafted, single-story three-bedroom custom home, is sited on more than two acres with spectacular west-facing mountain views. This home offers maximum privacy to visitors with nice separation from the two guest bedrooms and baths; has brick and wood floors with radiant heat throughout, vigas and beams, plaster walls and central A/C. The home is located off of Hyde Park Road, just a short drive to the Santa Fe Plaza and is on the way to the Santa Fe Ski Basin.
In the second hour of the show, join Rey for a very special preview of a new series that will be launched fully in 2019 called “This Is Taos.” The series will offer monthly interviews with business, tourism, government, cultural and real estate leaders to underscore why Taos is an important neighbor to Santa Fe. As Rey’s initial guest during the second hour broadcast, Karina Armijo, Director of Marketing and Tourism for Taos, 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 as we begin 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 in 2017 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. Also joining Rey in the second hour of the show for a conversation 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 can enjoy at the resort this coming 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, including The Blake, a new slope side hotel. 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. Rey and his broker colleagues at Sotheby’s International Realty, work to make home and land options in Santa Fe, Taos and other parts of northern New Mexico available to consumers (see “Unique Destination” at 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 Florence and Michael, as well as support for those affected by the California wildfires. The sole purpose of this effort is to provide much-needed financial assistance to help those in need who are not covered by personal insurance policies. Realogy has committed to matching $50,000 of the funds raised, and, effective immediately, you may make a tax-deductible donation to the fund. The Realogy Disaster Relief Fund is managed through the Realogy Charitable Foundation. In donating to the Fund, 100 percent of the money will be disbursed to those who are affected by declared federal disasters. Once the federal government declares the areas impacted by the California wildfires disaster zones, the process will begin for individual aid. Those affected by the hurricanes and covered by the Fund’s program can pay for emergency-related costs such as significant home repairs from flooding, lost possessions, and temporary housing expenses. Click here to donate to the Realogy Disaster Relief Fund. Realogy Holdings Corp. delivers its real estate services through its well-known industry brands including Sotheby’s International Realty®. Since 2009, the “All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) radio show has donated air time to a variety of Santa Fe non-profit and community organizations. Representatives from organizations are able to use the ATRE program to share news and information with northern New Mexico residents about their services and activities. In 2018 alone, some of the organizations featured on ATRE in donated air time are: Kitchen Angels; Creative Santa Fe; Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center; Dollars4Schools; and, the New Mexico Real Estate Commission. In addition, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber has been a guest on the show on multiple occasions in 2018 sharing useful information about city programs, events and community activities.
As always, listener email questions and comments are welcome during the broadcast. Join in the conversation by calling Rey with your own questions or comments at 505-989-8900 or you can email Rey at: rpost@atreradio.com.
Check out the radio show and tune in via the Internet: Go to www.ATREradio.com and click on the “Listen Now” button.
 
***This afternoon, the Sunday broadcast of the “All Things Real Estate” show will be promoted during the popular weekday radio program, “The Richard Eeds Show.” Besides reviewing a rundown of the Sunday program, “Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation” will also be highlighted. The Eeds show airs each weekday 1 – 5 pm (Mountain Time) on 1260 KTRC-AM, as well as via the “Listen Now” link at ATREradio.com.

The Value of Veterans In America’s Real Estate Market

November 11, 2018

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

RisMedia offered some useful information in an article in 2016 as to why veterans serve as a valuable constituency in home buying. The premise of the article is just as applicable today.

As we mark Veterans Day during this Sunday’s All Things Real Estate radio show, we decided that “Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation” for this week encourages you to spend a few minutes to review this article. It gives both real estate professionals and the general public, a greater understanding of the importance veterans play in fulfilling the ‘American Dream’ of home ownership:

https://rismedia.com/2017/11/16/veterans-most-lucrative-real-estate-market-america/

For more real estate information, always check out our blog at ATREradio.com/blog and also join us for the “All Things Real Estate” radio show, which airs each Sunday 12-2pm (Mountain Time) and can be heard at the “Listen Now” link at ATREradio.com.

 

 

 

Rey Post Highlights ShowHouse Santa Fe 2018

Radio Show on Santa Fe’s Talk 1260 AM KTRC and 103.7-FM
The October 14, 2018 Show (12 – 2 pm)
 
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 hour of the show, join Rey and his guests for a program inspired by an historic event that occurred exactly 134 years ago this Sunday.

On October 14, 1884, George Eastman received a patent on his new paper-strip photographic film. The man and his company (Eastman Kodak) changed the way that photography played a role in the lives of people all over the world.

In the spirit of the anniversary of Eastman’s accomplishment, the theme for the radio show will be:How professionals in real estate and business work hard to make their client transactions and experiences “picture perfect.”

  • Real Estate Brokers Help To Make Buyer/Seller Transactions “Picture Perfect”: Rey will offer some thoughts on how real estate professionals bring their expertise to make all of the elements to home buying and selling, as perfect as possible. Rey will also offer his weekly “Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation,” which is designed to make the home buying and selling process a bit easier and more enjoyable for consumers.
  • Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association Update: Rey will join in a conversation with Kim Shanahan, Executive Officer of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association (SFAHBA), regarding the theme for the first hour of the show. Kim will also address a variety of timely home-building and remodeling issues, including his take on the state of the construction industry at this point in 2018. Kim recently announced that he hopes to transition out of the SFAHBA Executive Officer position by the end of 2018. In what many characterize as an amazing ten years since Kim went from being the association’s Board President in 2008, to assuming the Executive Officer duties, Kim noted that it “has been an honor and a privilege to serve our members and our industry on a local, state, and national level.” Kim intends to stay active as a SFAHBA builder member and will continue to volunteer on many levels. Rey will review many of Kim’s accomplishments while serving as the association’s Executive Officer, as well as obtain his thoughts on next steps in his ongoing commitment to the community. As a reminder, tune in to the SFAHBA’s weekly radio show “Green Building”—which Kim hosts—airing just before the “All Things Real Estate” program, beginning at 11 am (Mountain Time) each Sunday on KTRC’s 1260AM and 103.7FM (also heard at the same time via the “Listen Now” link at ATREradio.com)
  • ShowHouse Santa Fe: Interior designers Heather French and Larry Wilson, participants in the highly successful ShowHouse Santa Fe 2018 event, will join Rey to offer information on this year’s gathering. Starting during the October 6-7 weekend, this popular public event continues on October 13-14. Fifteen of Santa Fe’s most uniquely talented interior designers and decorators have collectively transformed a luxury Santa Fe residence into an interior design experience. This year’s event will feature the unique concept of designers pairing up with local artistic chefs of the region, inventing a fresh global experience for “a world of taste.” ShowHouse Santa Fe 2018 co-founders Jennifer Ashton and David Naylor note that since this unique event began six years ago, nearly $140,000 has been raised in support of Dollars4Schools, providing funding to Santa Fe public school teachers; supporting over 250 classroom programs in 29 Santa Fe schools; and enriching the lives of thousands of Santa Fe students. For event details and ticket information go to: https://www.showhousesantafe.com/tickets/.
  • The Club at Las Campanas Report: Rey will offer some observations on the important role that The Club at Las Campanas plays in the community, including a review of the amenities The Club offers to its members; the activities The Club is pursuing at this point in 2018; as well as the range of unique events it has and will continue to showcase throughout the rest of the year. This includes a series of special lectures and presentations of renowned business leaders, music performers and authors, The Club is known for offering an extraordinary setting to enjoy an ideal life in Santa Fe. As one of the nation’s most regarded country club destinations, The Club was not only recognized as a Platinum Club of America for 2014 – 2016, it is also known for its deep commitment to the people and environment, as well as programs that help to make Santa Fe a better community. The Club’s amenities include two championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses; a well-equipped fitness center; tennis and spa facility with seven synthetic clay courts; one of the finest equestrian facilities in the Southwest; and, the casual and fine dining provided at The Club’s Hacienda Clubhouse.

  • Rey’s “Real Estate Recommendation”: As has been the case for the past two weeks, Rey’s weekly real estate recommendation offers some specific thoughts on the importance of voting during this year’s mid-term elections. Early, as well as absentee voting are options to pursue for New Mexican residents who are registered to vote. In addition, there is always the choice of voting on election day, Tuesday, November 6. Participating in the electoral process is the most direct way for home owners to have influence on who serves in local, state and Federal government positions.
  • Open House of the Week: Rey will review the attributes of 2551 Tano Compound, with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Ashley Margetson. This four-bedroom and one owner home, is custom built and is located in a superb eight-home paved gated compound on Tano Road, just minutes to downtown Santa Fe. The house has no interior steps, is nestled on 2.29 lush wooded acres, offers numerous features and has a brand-new roof with a lifetime warranty.
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 continue to discuss the theme from the first hour of the show. Specifically, Craig will offer his thoughts on all of the ways that he and the members of his firm work hard to make his client transactions and experiences as “picture perfect” as possible. Among many other examples, Craig’s architectural firm has accomplished this goal by designing and then assisting in the building of the Grand Hacienda-winning home of both the 2014 and 2018 “Haciendas, A Parade of Homes” tours. As participants in these editions of the nationally-known and highly-respected event—sponsored by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association—Craig and his team joined home builders, landscape architects, and interior designers in the design and construction of these award-winning properties. With this history as a backdrop, Rey and Craig will also discuss current architectural issues that are impacting the home building process at this point in 2018. During the second hour of the show, Rey will also feature another interview with professional interior designers associated with this year’s staging of ShowHouse Santa Fe 2018.
Giving Back: The Realogy Disaster Relief Fund has been activated to provide much-needed financial assistance to help those who were affected in September 2018 by Hurricane Florence and are in need and not covered by personal insurance policies. Those affected by Hurricane Florence and covered by the Fund’s program can pay for emergency-related costs such as significant home repairs from flooding, lost possessions, and temporary housing expenses. You have the opportunity to donate to the Fund, with 100 percent of all money received being disbursed to those in need. The Fund is managed through the Realogy Charitable Foundation, which is matching up to $50,000 in donations for this hurricane relief campaign. Click here to donate to the Realogy Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Florence. Realogy Holdings Corp. delivers its real estate services through its well known industry brands including Sotheby’s International Realty®. Since 2009, the “All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) radio show has donated air time to a variety of Santa Fe non-profit and community organizations. Representatives from organizations are able to use the ATRE program to share news and information with northern New Mexico residents about their services and activities. In 2018 alone, some of the organizations featured on ATRE in donated air time are: Kitchen Angels; Creative Santa Fe; Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center; Dollars4Schools; and, the New Mexico Real Estate Commission. In addition, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber has been a guest on the show on multiple occasions in 2018 sharing useful information about city programs, events and community activities.
As always, listener email questions and comments are welcome during the broadcast. Join in the conversation by calling Rey with your own questions or comments at 505-989-8900 or you can email Rey at: rpost@atreradio.com.
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THE RIGHT OF VOTING IS A PRIVILEGE WE SHOULD NOT TAKE FOR GRANTED

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

 October 7, 2018

In an article published in the Atlantic, a question was asked that has great bearing on us, as we approach the mid-term elections on November 6.

Specifically, the author asked: “Which constitutional right is the most important? You might answer “freedom of speech” or “free exercise” of religion. Some think it’s “the right to keep and bear arms.” Criminal lawyers think of the guarantee against “unreasonable searches and seizures,” trial lawyers of jury trial in civil cases.

But which right appears most often in the Constitution’s text? It’s “the right to vote.”

In New Mexico—as it is elsewhere—registering to vote is relatively easy and actually voting can be done via early voting, absentee ballot voting; or actually casting a ballot the “old fashioned” way—go to you designated voting place on Tuesday, November 6. For information on how you can participate in this year’s important election, go to your state’s Secretary of State office website for information. In New Mexico the link is:

http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Voter_Information/voter-information-portal.aspx

In another article penned exactly two years ago by meditation teacher and author, Sharon Salzberg, I found that her description about the circumstances surrounding the 2016 Presidential election, was ironically similar to the state we find ourselves in today.

Her observations are worth reviewing to remind us of not only the value of voting, but also the right and privilege this unique feature of our democracy offers to all of us:

“This election cycle has struck many of us as particularly intense—from public interactions between the candidates and their party officials, to the mutual attacks by voters on each other that can be found all over social media.

Voter-behavior seems to also be topic that the media has been covering with more focus these days. And while much of it’s noise, the stories that have resonated most with me have been those about people who aren’t planning on voting. This is a cause I care a lot about, in a very deep way.

I try my best to make a distinction between the feelings of anger and anxiety that can easily come up during election season, and the act of self-affirmation that is voting itself. As a meditation teacher, I not only feel compelled to vote, but to emphasize the imperative to vote.

It may seem strange to relate spirituality and voting, especially in a country where religion becomes the source of policy-related conflict during political debates. But the faith that I think about in the context of voting is completely non-partisan. It’s about recognizing voting as an immense form of freedom we’re given; we have the choice to participate in the outcome of our lives, the lives of others, and the country as a whole. Each of our influences on any outcome may be incremental, but it exists, and is a critical component of change. In that way, each one of our choices to step up and take action has immense impact—on each other, and on our world’s future.

Many years ago, during an election cycle, an acquaintance said to me, “The differences between candidates tend to feel so marginal.” I can’t even quite remember who she was talking about. But regardless of specifics, I think it’s critical to recognize even the smallest margins of difference in the choices we make—in an election, or any time. In this case, one candidate’s views on education may not be a high-stakes issue for you, but they may greatly affect another person (likely millions of people). All of us, millions of us, are greatly affecting each other each day. By voting, we honor that connection.

I’m told that in Australia, all citizens are registered to vote and actually pay a fine if they don’t vote. I like this model, though given the choice we have here, we actually have an invitation to pay attention to voting as a privilege, rather than a chore.

Voting is a privilege. It’s how we can show commitment to ourselves, to each other, to this country and to this world.”

So “Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation”—for the weeks leading up to the November election—is to remember this constitutionally granted right that each of us as registered voters possess, is to be treated as a great honor we as residents of this nation. Please take the time to cast your own ballot on November 6.

I also want to remind you that a place for you to learn about home buying and selling elements, is to join us each Sunday on the “All Things Real Estate” radio show at 12-2pm Mountain Time.

Also, if you go to my website, you can send me your own real estate questions, or suggestions for topics that he will handle on the program (that’s ATREradio.com). I will treat your questions confidentially and will send you answers I hope will help you in your own real estate activities.

LEVERAGE YOUR LOCAL DATA FOR GLOBAL IMPACT

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

September 23, 2018

During the first hour of today’s “All Things Real Estate” radio show, my guests and I marked a special anniversary and how it applies to the practice of real estate.  

The show marked the 134th anniversary of when American statistical engineer Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine on September 23, 1884. This event has been named the beginning of data processing, with Hollerith being called the father of information processing. The company he formed was later the entity that actually started the International Business Machine Company (IBM).

This historic occasion is important because information processing—the acquisition, recording, organization, retrieval, display, and dissemination of data—is at the heart of any successful real estate, or business activity. 

An article offered this month by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), spoke to the fact that data is a powerful tool, with infinite real estate applications. First and foremost—as the article details—you, as a real estate professional, can use data to evaluate properties, prices, current inventory, and local market trends. After all, whether your clients are buying or selling, their top priority is getting the best price.

However, many other types of data also play a role in shaping your practice as a real estate professional. As a global broker, you can use data and market insights to:

  • Pinpoint global opportunities in your market. Data reveals many key facts about international connecting points, each leading to residential and/or commercial property transactions.
  • Market your services to a global audience. Once you understand where opportunities exist, it’s much easier to decide where and how to attract new business.
  • Promote your market to the world. What’s unique about your area, and how can you use those points to appeal to international buyers?
  • Help clients make property decisions. Typically, global buyers need more assistance identifying and purchasing a suitable property, compared to someone who is intimately familiar with your market.

So “Rey’s Real Estate Recommendation” this week is for real estate professionals to recognize that—as the NAR article reveals—buyers and sellers want to work with a real estate professional they trust—a quality that requires more than honesty and integrity. Trust also implies knowledge and competence. To earn your clients’ trust, a real estate pro needs to make sure that they relying on the most accurate and useful resources to help guide their decisions.

I also want to remind you that another place to learn about other home buying and selling elements, is by joining us each Sunday on the “All Things Real Estate” radio show at 12-2pm Mountain Time.

Also, if you go to my website, you can send me your own real estate questions, or suggestions for topics that he will handle on the program (that’s ATREradio.com). I will treat your questions confidentially and will send you answers I hope will help you in your own real estate activities.