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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Melissa Brundage

April 18, 2018
Congratulations to Melissa Brundage, broker at Karie Hill O’Connor & Company, for being our Grand Junction realtor of the week! Melissa came to the Grand Valley in 2004 from Utah where she received her Bachelors of Psychology from Utah State University, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling. Since getting her Real Estate license, Melissa has worked with clients ranging from investors to first time home buyers. “It’s exciting helping people make their next move in real estate,” says Melissa. “Whether it’s a first home or a tenth home, an up size or downsize, I love being able to match people and properties together that are a good fit.”
Melissa and her husband Gerald have 3 wonderful children who range in ages from 5 years to 14 years old. As a family, they enjoy all the activities our area offers, such as soccer, boating at Lake Powell, hiking, and so much more! 

To work with Melissa on selling your current Quick read more or view full article home or buying a new one, give her a call at 970-216-1098.

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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Lindy Franklin

April 11, 2018
Congratulations to Lindy Franklin, broker at Gear & Associates Realty, our featured Grand Junction realtor of the week! Lindy obtained her bachelor’s degree from Colorado Mesa University and has dreamed of working in real estate since the purchase of her first home. As a Colorado native, Lindy Franklin has lived in both Grand Junction and Palisade and, together with her family, enjoy the many outdoor activities that the Grand Valley has to offer.  

Lindy’s integrity plus her listening and negotiating skills are her strengths as an agent. She is dedicated to helping her clients find and purchase their dream home. Lindy also utilizes the latest marketing tools to expose her seller’s real estate to a broad range of qualified buyers. To have Lindy help you make your next move in real estate, give her a call at 970-210-2429 or e-mail her at


Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Jennifer Howard

April 3, 2018
Congratulations to Jennifer Howard, broker at Gear & Associates, for being named our Grand Junction real estate agent of the week! Jennifer was born and raised in Grand Junction and generations of her family have called Western Colorado "home."  Having bought and sold many of her own homes, she fully understands the stress and emotion that can come along with the biggest sale or purchase in your life. Whether you are looking to upsize, downsize or just move to a new part of town, Jennifer can help you navigate the process.

"Through honesty, communication and understanding your wants and needs, my goal is to make this exciting step in your life as painless and, dare I say fun, as possible," says Jennifer. "I am passionate about real estate and would love to help you sell your current home and/or purchase your next one."

When Jennifer isn't working, you can find her at home with my husband and son. Together, they enjoy Quick read more or view full article traveling, remodeling their fixer upper house, and spending time with friends and family.

To get in touch with Jennifer for your next step in real estate, give her a call at 970-201-8740 or e-mail at
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Featured Real Estate Agent of the Week: Karie O'Connor

March 28, 2018
Congratulations to Karie O'Connor, Broker and Owner of Karie Hill O’Connor & Associates, our Grand Junction realtor of the week! A Grand Valley native, Karie is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and earned a top designation in the extensive training course to become a Certified Negotiating Expert (CNE). With that background, and access to the latest technology in marketing properties, Karie excels at helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home. But rather than talk about herself, Karie would like to spend time talking about one of her properties:

400 Hawthorne St., Fruita
3BR / 3BA / 3 car / 2,070 sq ft / 0.18 acre

New construction in Woodland Creek Estates. The home features vaulted ceilings. Kitchen has granite counters, upgraded cabinets, island with raised bar and dining area. Covered patio for entertaining and relaxing. The floor plan is very functional and has neutral colors and many windows to bring natural beauty and Quick read more or view full article light into all living areas. Master offers 2 large walk-in closets HIS AND HERS and is on the main level with washer and dryer hookups. 2 Bedrooms, a family room and a laundry room upstairs. Family room has majestic views of the Colorado National Monument. Home is 2 x 6 construction making it very well insulated. 

To get in touch with Karie about this home, or any other property, give her a call at 970-216-2233. Read Less

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Janell Gear

March 22, 2018
Congratulations to Janell Gear, Broker/Owner of Gear & Associates Realty, our featured Grand Junction realtor of the week!  Janell would like to introduce us to Mel Robbins, speaker, CNN commentator, and author of the book “The 5 Second Rule.” Last month at a real estate conference, Janell attended a presentation led by Mel and found yet another powerful tool to perhaps help her clients, and herself as a Realtor.  Mel created the 5 second rule when she was in a tough time of her life.  Her marriage was struggling,  she had lost her job and she was about to lose everything.  She continued to hit the snooze button on her own life and couldn't move forward.  One day she heard a NASA clip and realized, “It’s so simple –just count down from 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and then physically MOVE to do the thing that you are resisting. Whether it's as simple as getting out of bed or as stressful as making a Quick read more or view full article dreaded phone call.”

Here’s how it works: The moment you feel yourself hesitate (when you know you should do something) start counting backward 5-4-3-2-1, then GO. The Rule is a proven form of metacognition. When you use it, you shift mental gears, interrupt your habit of overthinking and awaken your pre-frontal cortex – making change easy. The rule acts as a “starting ritual” that breaks bad habits and triggers positive new behavior change.  "Feel free to visit Mel Robbins’ website to find out more about the 5 second rule and the science behind it," says Janell. "This could change your life!” Read Less