All Things Real Estate: First Hour - June 28, 2020

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This weekly radio show features host and Sotheby's International Realty's Associate Broker Rey Post (NM REC License #45660), as well as variety of special guests who offer news, information and commentary on current real estate, business, and community issues, important to home owners, buyers and sellers.

 

The “All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) radio show meets the standards established by the New Mexico Department of Health as an “essential business” (real estate-related and radio service), as defined in the state’s March 23, 2020 public health emergency order relating to the presence of coronavirus. As such, ATRE is committed to bringing timely and informative content to the public from 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 1st hour of the show, join Rey and his guest co-host---Bonnie Davis, Professional Community Association Manager with the homeowner association management company, Westgate Properties, LLC---for the next in a series of broadcasts that addresses the ways that those who work in real estate, other businesses, or community organizations, are pursuing their lives and professions, while dealing with coronavirus. Rey and Bonnie will also note that the authors of the Declaration of Independence first presented to Congress a draft of the final document exactly 244 years ago this Sunday (June 28, 1776). This served as the occasion for Congress to review, revise, and eventually adopt the document on the following Fourth of July. Given the ongoing discussions regarding racial injustice in our nation, the principles established in the final document, seem very timely: People have certain inalienable rights including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, while all men are created equal.

 

Community Association Management Update:

Bonnie will reflect on the show’s coronavirus, and historic date theme, and also offer observations on the ways---in June 2020---that Westgate Properties, LLC is assisting the residents of the more than 60 homeowner (HOA) and condo (COA) association communities that the company manages in Northern New Mexico. Bonnie will also review the elements of the second hour of the show that she hosts. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Westgate Properties, LLC specializes in the management of multi-tenant commercial properties and homeowner associations. Their goal is to promote community through highly responsive management with the aim that quality of life, quality of work and the value of one’s real estate investment is improved. Bonnie, her colleague Tom Simon---the owner of Westgate Properties, LLC---and their regular second hour guest commentators, have returned to the ATRE radio show in 2020, to offer valuable real estate input on the last Sunday of each month.

 

Lucky Dog Hi-Fi & Technology Solutions Report:

Truewill Mashburn, co-owner of Lucky Dog Hi-Fi & Technology Solutions, will reflect on the show theme, as well as how his business fully operates for its clients, in the ongoing coronavirus environment. Truewill will also offer information on how he and his business partner, Daniel Muller, specialize in residential and commercial custom technology solutions offered to their clients. Over their four decades of professional experience, the Lucky Dog team has, at one point or another, worked for or owned record stores, night clubs, production companies, recording studios, and of course, big box retailers. The different backgrounds of the Lucky Dog team contribute to a unique end result: their ability to customize their clients’ home for audio, A/V, home automation, networking, and home lighting based on their particular specifications and circumstances. They understand how architecture, design, engineering, acoustics, and technology can all work together to craft a certain outcome. Truewill and Daniel have joined “All Things Real Estate” in 2020 as corporate supporters and show commentators. Throughout the year, they will offer information on how their firm brings custom technology solutions to homes and businesses.

 

Rey’s “Real Estate Recommendation":

Rey’s weekly real estate recommendation will offer information on the ongoing efforts of Sotheby’s International Realty to address the needs of home buyers and sellers, as the coronavirus situation continues. Rey will also share some thoughts on an ongoing element of teamwork, that he and all of his broker colleagues subscribe to. Specifically, that the marketing and administrative staff at the Santa Fe office of Sotheby’s International Realty are offering an even greater level of professional assistance to the company’s brokers and clients, during this exceptionally challenging period of time.

Broker Reflections and Property of the Week:

Rey will review the attributes of 6 Colinas Del Sol with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Alan Vorenberg. Rey will also ask Alan to reflect on how the coronavirus has impacted his personal life, and real estate work. Regarding Alan’s listing---it is a three-bedroom, four-bath home in Lamy, NM, which is currently under construction, and is sited on a picturesque twelve-and-a-half-acre lot, offering panoramic mountain views. To be completed in the fall, this beautiful home is being built by accomplished and long-time Santa Fe builder RJ McMillan, featuring classic Pueblo architectural details, such as viga ceilings, plaster walls, brick floors, and kiva fireplaces. The public areas are designed in an open concept, and the kitchen offers Bosch stainless steel appliances and quartz counters. Amenities include the comfort of in-floor radiant heating, reverse osmosis water purification at the well, and a recycling septic system for landscape watering. Enjoy wonderful outdoor living and fabulous views from a large portal that wraps around the living room from the entry to the dining room and also from another portal off the master bedroom. The photos and 3D tour accompanying this listing, are an example of another home with a very similar floor plan, recently completed and sold in Colinas Del Sol.

 

In the second hour of the show, join host Bonnie Davis, Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) of Westgate Properties, LLC and her special guests for a discussion of “Lending In Community Associations.” Bonnie will be joined by her special guest, Scott Robinson, Mortgage Sales Manager with the Santa Fe office of the Gateway Mortgage Group. Among other mortgage issues, Bonnie and Scott will review why now is a great time to refinance, as well as how to make a community association lender-friendly.

Bonnie will also be joined by her monthly show’s regular content providers, as they address the theme of this second hour program:

Insurance Advice: Vincent Marciano of the ADV Insurance Agency---specializing in community association insurance needs—will offer information on which insurance policies mortgage companies require, and also offer his monthly insurance counsel on other matters of interest to home owners.

HOA/COA Legal Tip: Attorney Lynn Krupnik, of Krupnik & Speas, PLLC, will offer commentary on the legalities of lending within community associations, and will also offer her monthly legal commentary, designed to benefit home owners who reside in community association neighborhoods.

Landscape Update: Sean Gabriel, of Proscape Landscape Management, will share his latest suggestions on landscaping maintenance in community associations.

 

ATRE Marked 11 Years Of Airing On June 7, 2020

On June 7, 2009, the inaugural broadcast of the ATRE program was aired. Since then, the show has aired on 550+ occasions---mostly in a two-hour format---with more than 2,500 guest commentators coming from Santa Fe and national real estate, business, governmental, entertainment, and community organizations. Though Rey created the show, and has hosted just about every 1st hour (and many of the 2nd hour broadcasts), a number of professionals have served as special guest hosts for many of the 2nd hour broadcasts of the show. Rey is honored that ATRE has been embraced by the listening audience, with people in Santa Fe, throughout New Mexico, and across the country selecting the show as a destination each Sunday. He is also very appreciative for the program’s corporate supporters, broadcast professionals at Hutton Broadcasting, and the marketing team at Sotheby’s International Realty, for all that they have done to make the show a success.

ATRE Offers Information On Professional Business Services

The ATRE website (ATREradio.com) offers information on the roster of corporate supporters of the weekly program, which provide a range of business, community, and real estate services to a number of Northern New Mexico residents.

 

ATRE Wins National Award

RISMedia—the leading information and news provider for the residential real estate industry—has named ATRE as one of their "2020 Newsmakers." Cited as one of this year’s 300 nationally-recognized industry leaders, ATRE and others have been characterized by RISMedia as “making a difference in the real estate and homeownership sectors, and whose actions have a far-reaching and profound impact on the real estate industry.” ATRE won in the category of "Trendsetters" in real estate, with information on the roster of award designees at: https://rismedia.com/2020-newsmakers/, and ATRE recognized at: https://rismedia.com/newsmaker/?id=429. Rey is honored to be a recipient of this special award and thanks all of the professionals who have helped to make ATRE a destination that people go to each week since the show first launched in 2009.

 

Giving Back to the Community

Since 2009, the “All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) radio show has offered air time to a variety of Santa Fe non-profit and community organizations. Representatives from organizations are able to use the ATRE program to share news and information with northern New Mexico residents about their services and activities. Over the years, some of the highly-regarded non-profit organizations featured on the ATRE program are: Cornerstones Community Partnerships; Think New Mexico; Las Campanas Compadres; the Santa Fe Concorso; Kitchen Angels; Creative Santa Fe; 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 2019, the Town of Taos collaborated with ATRE, in a year-long information series—sponsored by the Taos Ski Valley—called “This Is Taos.” Designed to offer useful information about this historic northern New Mexico community, the monthly show earned high marks from the public. Among the companies and non-profit organizations joining in supporting this monthly show series were: Taos Mesa Brewing; the Taos Center for the Arts; the Taos Arts Council; the Taos Gallery Association; the Taos Opera Institute; as well as Taos Behavioral Health, the Strong at Heart, and Taos MainStreet Accelerator projects.

 

The Realogy Disaster Relief Fund

The Realogy Disaster Relief Fund has been activated with the sole purpose of providing much-needed financial assistance to help those in need who are not covered by personal insurance policies. 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.

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