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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

Welcome to Lindy Franklin of Gear & Associates Realty!

January 29, 2018
Please join us in welcoming Lindy Franklin to Gear & Associates! Lindy was recently inducted as a member of the Grand Junction Area Realtor Association and is ready to start helping you in your search for your next home! Lindy’s integrity plus her listening and negotiating skills are her strengths as an agent.

"I'm dedicated to helping my clients locate and purchase your dream home," says  Lindy. "If you're selling your home, I use the latest marketing tools to expose your real estate to a broad range of qualified buyers."

Lindy earned 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 has lived in both Grand Junction and Palisade. Lindy and her family enjoy the many outdoor activities that the Grand Valley has to offer.

With the addition of Lindy, Janell Gear, Broker, Owner of Gear & Associates, has now expanded her Quick read more or view full article brokerage to a team of 8. To get started with buying your dream home or selling your current home, contact Lindy at 970-210-2429 or
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Featured Agent of the Week: Janell Gear

December 6, 2017
Our Realtor of the week this week is Janell Gear, Broker/Owner of Gear & Associates Realty.  She manages 4 realtors along with an assistant, and her team continues to grow with a new agent starting in January!  
Janell has been a Realtor for over 10 years and serves as the Treasurer ?of? the local Grand Junction Area Realtors Association. Currently, the inventory of homes for sale is low, with fewer than 900 homes available for sale. Our average days on market in the Grand Valley is 90 days and the average sold price is $249,000.  
One thing you may not know about Janell is this: As a child she grew up in her grandparents’ real estate office every day after school, hanging out and working on homework. I guess you can say real estate was in her blood from a young age! If you are thinking of buying or selling, let Janell put her knowledge and expertise to work for you. She will be happy to guide you Quick read more or view full article through one of the largest investments of your life!  
Go to to search for homes for sale or to request a market analysis.
?Janell Gear, Broker/Owner
Gear & Associates Realty
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Featured Agent of the Week: Janell Gear

April 6, 2017

Congratulations to Janell Gear, of Gear & Associates Realty, our featured realtor of the week! Janell is a Colorado native. Born in Colorado Springs and raised in Pueblo, Colorado, she moved to Grand Junction in 1992 where she attended Grand Junction High School and then Colorado Mesa University (which was Mesa State at the time). She is happy to be living on the Western Slope of Colorado where she can enjoy the 360 days of sunshine.

Janell is a residential Realtor and managing Broker of Gear & Associates Realty. She has been with Metro Brokers for 10 years. The favorite part of her business is helping first time home buyers through the buying process. She prides herself on the high level of customer service that she provides to her clients. Janell is an active member of the community and has served for several years on the local Grand Junction Area Realtor Association, currently serving as the Treasurer. She is a past board member and Quick read more or view full article current member of the Mesa County Women's Network.  

 One thing that you might not know about her is that she was on a game show on TV.  Next time you see her, ask her about it... or give her a call today at 970-589-0002!
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Janell Gear NEW Grand Junction Area Realtor Assoc. Treasurer

October 5, 2015

Metro Brokers Inc. is proud to announce that Janell Gear, Realtor / Gear & Associates Realty / Metro Brokers has recently been sworn in as the Treasurer of the Grand Junction Area Realtor Association. "Being appointed Treasurer of the local Board of Realtors is an honor.  I am excited to serve our local community of Realtors and Affiliates", Janell says. "As a member of this community, I feel it is important to be involved in order to stay informed about important issues in our Valley" . We, along with the other Realtors in Mesa County appreciate Janell for her dedication and service to our industry. Congratulations and thank you to everyone sworn in as leaders of GJARA for 2015-2016.

About GJARA- (taken from 

The Grand Junction Area REALTORS® Association (GJARA) is the successor to the Grand Junction Area REALTORS® Association, originally chartered by the National Association of REALTORS® way back in 1930. GJARA is a not-for-profit trade association with a membership Quick read more or view full article comprised of approximately 900 Realtor® members representing a wide range of real estate professionals in Grand Junction and surrounding communities. The Grand Junction Multiple Listing Service, started in 1974, contains over 1500 properties, both residential and commercial, offered in the greater Grand Junction region.

The Grand Junction Association of REALTORS® is part of the nationwide Realtor family network made up of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Colorado Association of REALTORS®. GJARA is governed by a Board of Directors who employs the 3-member Association staff. Staff is directly responsible for the day-to-day services provided to our membership in the form of MLS access, servicing of electronic keyboxes and keypads, educational offerings and various forms of informational updates and supportive services. Staff is also available daily to assist the general public with locating and contacting member agencies, processing public complaints, and answering general questions regarding the home-buying and selling processes.

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New Owners of Metro Brokers Grand Junction Inc Announced!

April 22, 2015
It’s an exciting time at Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc.!

We are a privately owned business comprised of 15 Independent Real Estate Companies working together. Since opening its doors in Grand Junction in 1995, Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. has been under the leadership of 6 shareholder owners. These are the people who, in addition to running their own real estate companies, also make the decisions for Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. Today, three of our existing broker members have stepped up into new leadership roles as owners of Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc., bringing the number of company owners to nine. Congratulations, to Karie O’Connor, Janell Gear and Cindy Dickey, the newly added owners of Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. They are welcomed by our three founding owners, Doug Ford, Mike McGinnis, Hal Heath, and our three long-time owners, Jan Garber, Dee Dee Hansen, and Greg Roles.

In the words of Mike McGinnis, VP of Metro Brokers Grand Junction, “Our business is a little different than others. With the strength and Quick read more or view full article support of an industry leader, Metro Brokers Inc., we have every resource available to us but are not limited by the traditional corporate real estate environment. We are our own business owners, we make our own decisions and each have our areas of expertise.”

From our agents who say, “Whatever your interest in real estate, including rental properties, investment properties, subdivision development, building or buying your dream home, we, the realtors at Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. are here and we’re ready to help you! Come on by, have a cup of coffee, and let’s talk real estate, because at Metro Brokers, We Sell Houses – LOTS of Them!”
Our office is conveniently located at 605 25 Road, Suite 100, Grand Junction, CO 81505. Call us anytime at 970-243-3376 and visit our website to start your property search, at 

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Metro Brokers Grand Junction Inc Receive Prestigious Awards

February 4, 2015
Metro Brokers Grand Junction Inc Receive Prestigious Awards at Annual Meeting.  
At the Annual Meeting of Metro Brokers Inc. held this year at the Sports Authority Field at Mile Hi in Denver, two local members of Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. office received prestigious awards. 
Janell Gear, Broker/Owner of Gear and Associates Realty LLC received the Community Service Award for the Western Slope.  Janell has been a member of the local Metro Brokers Grand Junction office since 2007.  She is an active member of the Mesa County Women’s Network Group and served as President for 2013-14, as well as Programs Director.  Janell was recently elected to the Board of Directors at the Grand Junction Association of Realtors.  With energy to spare, Janell has given her time during the past few Christmas holiday seasons to helping The Latimer House, a local women and children shelter, collect toys and donations for the children there. 
Hal Heath, Broker/Owner of Heath & Co Realtors, received Quick read more or view full article the Top Producer in Residential Sales Award for 2014 for the Western Slope.  One of the original founders of Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. in 1995, Hal has been a licensed realtor and broker in Grand Junction since 1983. A former Board of Directors member of the Grand Junction Board of Realtors, Hal continues his passionate pursuit of his real estate career. He helps all his clients with the same enthusiasm, whether it’s a family buying their first home, an investor wanting to build a real estate portfolio, or a contractor with a large land development project.  From Hal, “Real estate is fun again. This last few years has been transitional for our friends.  Now we are in a more solid market.”
Congratulations to both Hal and Janell for their accomplishments!  They both say, “Now is a great time to buy in Grand Junction!”  Call Hal at 970-250-9515 or Janell at 970-589-0002. Read Less