All Things Real Estate - First Hour: March 18, 2018
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-hosts, Al Antonez, General Manager and COO, as well as Isabel Chavarria, Director of Membership Development, at The Club at Las Campanas. Joining their other guests, Rey, Al and Isabel will have a unique discussion about the various reasons why people—from all over the world (perhaps beyond!)—are attracted to Santa Fe as a place to visit, as well as a destination for home ownership.
It was reported that the most spectacular mass appearance of UFOs in U.S. history took place over the skies of Farmington, New Mexico, in March of 1950. Anywhere from around 200 to 400 disc-shaped, metallic, silver-colored objects were seen in the sky, performing all kinds of maneuvers, making all kinds of formations and giving an incredible flight show in the sky.
The front-page headline of the Farmington Daily Times of March 18 documented the amazing sightings: HUGE SAUCER ARMADA JOLTS FARMINGTON. Since this story occurred exactly 68 years ago on the day of our show, our theme for the first hour of the program will reflect our observation on this historic development:
"The aliens were obviously making a side trip to Farmington, on their way to enjoying all that Santa Fe has to offer!"
Real Estate Brokers Work With Various Home Buyers: Addressing the theme of the show, Rey will observe how home buyers—wherever they may be coming from—are attracted to the range of house and condo designs that are offered in Santa Fe. Whether it is unique “Santa Fe-style” properties; contemporary design; historic, or newly built, the city provides an assortment of homes that not only contribute to the attractiveness of northern New Mexico but are also considered by many to be one of a kind in architectural choices. Rey will also remind the audience of the important role that the real estate community is playing in the aftermath of last year’s Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. As an example of the real estate community’s commitment to providing assistance, the Realogy Charitable Foundation, a 501 © (3) public charity, was established as Hurricane Harvey approached Texas in late August 2017. The foundation is continuing to raise funds, delivering 100 percent of the proceeds to the American Red Cross to directly help those affected by the storm (go to: events.org/hurricane to contribute). Realogy is the parent company of Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.
The Club at Las Campanas in March 2018: Al Antonez, General Manager and COO ofThe Club at Las Campanas, and his associate Isabel Chavarria, Director of Membership Development, will join Rey in speaking to the show’s theme: why The Club attracts its members from all over the world. Though Al has served The Club in his management role since June 2016, Isabel, a native of New Mexico and 2017 intern at The Club, just began her membership development role in early 2018. Al and Isabel will also review the amenities The Club offers to its members; provide an update on the activities The Club is pursuing in 2018; as well as the range of unique events it is showcasing, including 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, 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; as well as the casual and fine dining provided at The Club’s Hacienda Clubhouse. In addition, The Club is known in the community as a place for multifaceted cultural, educational, artistic and musical programs. For the eighth year in a row, “All Things Real Estate” is partnering with The Club in 2018 to offer information on the multitude of activities it is hosting. Among the major events The Club hosted last year—for the first time in its history—was the 2017 U.S. Women’s State Team Golf Championship that was staged last September. The success of the hosting of this major national golf championship could lead to similar golf championship events being staged at The Club in the future.
Santa Fe As Vacation Rental Destination: Donna Jones White, Owner and Qualifying Broker of Santa Fe Vacation Rentals, LLC, will reflect on the show theme, underscoring that the visitors that her company provides services to come from many different nations, as well as just about every state in the U.S. Donna will also update the audience on the status of vacation and other home rental options that are currently available in Santa Fe, as we come close to the start of spring. Donna will also remind the listeners about her company’s role in maintaining a collection of rental options in our region for not only vacation guests, but also those who are seeking a furnished 30-day or long-term unfurnished property. Donna’s company is well-known for providing comfortable and high-quality residences for visitor stays in our community.
Open House of the Week: Rey will review the attributes of 1302 Calle Joya, with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Darlene Streit. Located on a quiet cul de sac off of Gonzales Road, this four-bedroom, four-bath home—on more than an acre of land—offers comfort and privacy in an outstanding location. The home is located just a short distance from the Santa Fe Plaza.
In the second hour of the show, join Rey for a very special interview with the new Mayor of Santa Fe, Alan Webber. Becoming the 43rd mayor of Santa Fe—winning with a landslide victory on March 6—Alan is known as a successful entrepreneur and author and has served as Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, policy adviser to the Mayor of Portland, Oregon, consultant to the City Manager of Gainesville, Florida, and advised the current Mayor of Albuquerque and the Governors of Massachusetts and Michigan. He has worked as the Editorial Director of theHarvard Business Review and ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Mexico in 2014, finishing second in a field of five candidates. In 1995, Alan co-founded the technology business magazine, Fast Company, where he was named Adweek's Editor of the Year in 1999. A proud father and husband, Alan has served on the boards of numerous Santa Fe non-profits and commissions, mentored entrepreneurs and business leaders in Santa Fe and across New Mexico and is assuming a newly-created full-time, CEO-type role as mayor of Santa Fe.
In the first of a series of quarterly interviews in 2018 on “All Things Real Estate,” Rey and Alan will discuss a range of issues this Sunday, including:
What Santa Fe residents are seeking from those who serve them in elected office. Alan will discuss his vision and mission as the newly elected mayor, as well as the unique qualities and experiences he brings to his role.
Review and discussion of important issues facing the residents of Santa Fe, including real estate as a key element of the economy.
Importance of teamwork with multiple constituencies in the city.
The future of our city's youth and the critical role that that they play as both our nation's future leaders, as well as the next generation of home buyers.
Santa Fe's role with our nation and world.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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