All Things Real Estate: First Hour - March 8, 2020

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As the “All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) radio show observes 11 years of airing this June, the 2020 edition of the program continues to bring content 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.

 

This Sunday, the show will focus on many of the advantages brought to the work of business, real estate and community professionals, as we mark the start of Daylight-Saving Time.

 

In the first hour of the show, Rey is co-hosting the program with Kevin Skelly, of home construction firm K.M. Skelly, Inc.

 

Real Estate Broker Observations: Speaking to the show theme, Rey will offer some thoughts on the ways that an extra hour of daylight–as we “spring forward” today–can aid real estate brokers in their work with home buyer and seller clients.

K.M. Skelly, Inc. Home Construction Update: Kevin Skelly, Master Builder and Principal at home construction firm K.M. Skelly, Inc. will reflect on the value that an extra hour of daylight can assist in the efforts of his team in their residential and commercial construction activities. Also included in the conversation will be a review of Kevin’s roster of residential building projects in 2020. K.M. Skelly, Inc., has perfected a strategy that concentrates on customer service and quality products by giving attention to the details in every project. Kevin Skelly is a Certified Green Professional and a Graduate Master Builder with over 35 years of industry experience. Living in Santa Fe for more than 20 years, Kevin has developed a love for Santa Fe “style” that incorporates simple lines and reflects the landscape’s natural beauty. Accepting a limited number of projects each year, K.M. Skelly, Inc., is able to build a lasting trust with every client, transforming their visions into reality. Kevin, is continuing his commentator role in 2020 on the ATRE radio show, offering his valuable and well-regarded observations on a variety of home construction 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. An ongoing recommendation that Rey offers is to see his listing of a 10-acre parcel of land, just nine miles east of Abiquiu, and situated above the Rio Chama, with 360-degree vistas (for information, see the "Unique Destination" section on ATREradio.com).

Open House of the Week: Rey will review the attributes of 35 Coppermallow Road, which his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Abigail Davidson, is holding open for the public on Sunday afternoon. This single level, two-bedroom home is perched at the top of a four-acre lot with sweeping Sangre de Cristo mountain views, complimented by colorful seasonal landscaping. Designed by architect Christopher Purvis with an open floor plan, the home offers a large deep portal with kiva fireplace, ideal for private alfresco dining, as well as large gatherings and can be enjoyed almost year-round. The open chef’s kitchen with copper covered island is stunning and creates a focal point in the room, along with a dining area looking out to the exquisite view. The home also offers a spacious master bedroom, as well as an office/den with its own sunny patio (and could be a third bedroom). Lots of parking for guests and close proximity to hiking and the private Club at Las Campanas (membership required to join). Reasonable HOA fees cover road maintenance. A bonus is that this serene country spot is just minutes to downtown Santa Fe.

In the second hour of the show, join Rey and his guest co-host Steve Riemann, President of the Santa Fe Title Company. Steve will offer his observations on the Daylight-Saving show theme, as well as on the state of the real estate market as we begin March. Steve will also offer commentary on the critical role that title insurance plays in home buying/selling transactions. As a certified instructor of real estate in New Mexico, Steve will also provide some thoughts on why consumers should strive to partner with well-educated real estate professionals. On Sunday, March 15, Steve is joining Rey as co-host for the airing of the ATRE show (12-2pm) from the 2020 edition of the annual Santa Fe Home Show, sponsored by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association (SFAHBA), and staged at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. For the 10th year in a row, the SFAHBA has invited the ATRE program to air from this nationally-known event, featuring the best professionals in a variety of home services. In addition, Steve’s Santa Fe Title Company, is sponsoring the two-hour remote broadcast of the ATRE show from this major public event. The Santa Fe Title Company is committed to providing the best service possible for home buyers, including top notch closing services and delivering title insurance protection covering invalid liens, false claim of rights, and heirs that have not been identified, to name a few. Steve was the very first guest on the ATRE show in June 2009, and has brought a wealth of information to the program about the real estate process during his 10+ years as a commentator. He continues as a regular commentator on the program in 2020.

 

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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