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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Jan Garber

December 11, 2018
Congratulations to Jan Garber of Jan Garber & Associates, our Grand Junction Realtor of the Week! Staying in step with the rhythm of life in Grand Junction is Jan’s specialty. She knows this area inside and out and has been helping others make the most of their Real Estate opportunities in the Grand Valley since 1976.
 
Jan was born in Mack and lived for a few years in California. Her family moved back to Grand Junction in 1954 and she’s been here ever since. Though she loves traveling and seeing the diversity of the world, Jan values being able to come home to a truly special place like Grand Junction. The diverse natural surroundings appeal to the avid outdoorswoman in her and the spirit of the city inspires her to make a difference in the community.
 
Jan’s approach to real estate is based on creating personal relationships with her clients and getting to know what matters most to them. She brings Quick read more or view full article a network of professional resources to the table for every client and is backed by a team of top professionals that provide you with a distinct advantage throughout your move.
 
“There’s an old Ute Indian curse,” Jan says. “It says that ‘Once you move away, someday you will inevitably come back.’ In my case it’s true, though I don’t know why anyone would call it a curse. Coming back to Grand Junction was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s a true blessing for me to call this area home.”
 
If you’re looking for Grand Junction real estate or planning to make a move in the Grand Junction area so you, too, can call it “home”, give Jan a call today at 970.261.0690. Read Less

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Hal Heath

December 6, 2018
Congratulations to Hal Heath of Heath & Company Realtors, our featured agent of the week! Since 1983, Hal has been practicing real estate in Grand Junction, earning the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. Helping two generations of clients, Hal enjoys helping families and investors accomplish their goals. He is well versed in the new home construction industry and specializes in the move-up residential market, with an emphasis on families.
 
With a background in sales and marketing, years of community involvement, and as an investor himself, Hal has a true understanding of the real estate market and would love to put that expertise to work for you. He truly believes real estate in Western Colorado is enjoyable and fun, appreciating the excellent quality of life in the Grand Junction area while he raised three children here.
 
The Heath & Company Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients. "Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority," says Hal. Quick read more or view full article "We built our business around this priority and we are committed to saving you both time and money, whether you are a home buyer or a home seller."
 
To get in touch with Hal on upsizing your home, or seeing what's available, give him a call at 970-250-9515 Read Less

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Felecia Bishop

November 20, 2018
Congratulations to our featured real estate agent of the week, Felecia Bishop of Gear & Associates Realty! Born and raised in Western Colorado, Felecia has a strong appreciation for the variety and beauty that Colorado has to offer and can't imagine life anywhere else. She started out in Gunnison, Colorado before moving to the Grand Valley to study marketing and finance at Colorado Mesa University.
 
The values embodied by Metro Brokers parallel her own high ethical standards. Felecia believes that teamed with Metro Brokers Grand Junction's uncompromising integrity, and her honest, hardworking nature, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished!
 
Felecia and her husband Ray have three beautiful daughters. "My family is my life! They are what make my world complete!" said Felecia. Together, they enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, sports, and boating in Lake Powell. "We also travel as often as we can, including to Hong Kong where my mother is from and where many family members currently live!" Quick read more or view full article she explains.
 
Please feel free to call Felecia anytime, without obligation, at 970-260-8258, to help with any of your real estate needs.
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Looking for Brokers who want to be their own boss!

November 8, 2018
Are you a Broker who would like to be your own boss, but don’t want the costs or hassles associated with running an office? Metro Brokers Grand Junction has a program for you! Whether you choose to work in our nicely appointed, centrally located office, or work primarily from home, we have a cost effective plan that will allow you to keep more of your commissions and still provide excellent service to your customers and clients. Give one of our Brokers a call today at 970.243.3376. Let us help you position yourself for a great 2019!
 

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Cindy Dickey

November 7, 2018
Congratulations to Cindy Dickey, Broker/Owner of High Desert Realty, our featured real estate agent this week.  In addition to the traditional buying and selling of homes in Grand Junction and the area, Cindy also specializes in Property Management. She furthered her training and is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).
 
If your family is growing and you need more space, or if your little birds have grown and left the nest and it's time to downsize, now is a great time to be looking for your next home. Whatever changes your family is anticipating, we can help! If you are buying or selling your home, or if you need to find a home or condo to rent, we’re here to help you!  "I work with an awesome team of seasoned and successful realtors and I have the time, energy and dedication to spend on selling your home, finding your perfect home and protecting your real estate investment," Quick read more or view full article says Cindy.
 
To get in touch with Cindy, give her a call at 970.640.2885 or check out her website here: http://www.highdesertrealtypm.com
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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Debbie Thomas

November 1, 2018
Congratulations to Debbie Thomas of DKT Realty, Inc., our featured real estate agent of the week! Debbie was raised on an 800 acre farm in Fruita and has been a resident of the Grand Valley her entire life. With more than 40 years of retail and sales experience, Debbie has been licensed in real estate since 1996.
 
“I’d like to say ‘Thank You!’ to all my clients and friends. With your help, I am now in the top 2% in overall real estate sales in the Grand Junction area!" says Debbie.
 
Debbie specializes in residential real estate, new homes, farm and ranch real estate, and relocation.
 
"My number one priority in real estate is to take care of the needs of my clients," says Debbie. "Giving that extra effort to meet your real estate needs is not only my business philosophy, but a life-long commitment to providing you with exemplary personalized service beyond your expectations. It is my desire to Quick read more or view full article listen, hear and truly understand your needs."
 
To have Debbie help you find or sell the real estate you need, give her a call at 970.261.3309. Read Less

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Rick Thurtle

October 16, 2018
Congratulations to Rick Thurtle of Rick Thurtle & Associates, our featured Grand Junction real estate agent of the week! Rick is a Realtor in Grand Junction because he loves to use his knowledge, experience and attention to detail to make real estate transactions as smooth and profitable as possible. That is what Rick Thurtle & Associates delivers everyday.
 
"From first time home buyers to longtime residents of the Western Slope, my client list covers all types of buyers and sellers in all age groups and price ranges,” says Rick. “And as a Certified Real Estate Negotiations Expert I can help you get the most out of your transaction.” Whether it is residential, commercial or investment opportunities, Rick earns the trust of area residents.
 
"I am a longtime Grand Valley resident and have been an active member of the Mesa County non-profit community since 1998," says Rick. “That tradition of public service will always be part of our mission statement. I look Quick read more or view full article forward to talking with you soon!"
 
To get in touch with Rick about your Grand Junction real estate needs, give him a call at 970-985-9729.
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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Mindy Timian-Winger

October 2, 2018
Congratulations to Mindy Timian-Winger, Broker/Owner of Western Slope Realty, our Realtor of the Week! Mindy started selling real estate in 1997 and excels in both Residential and Commercial sales. She offers the experience buyers and sellers are looking for.
 
"Real estate is my passion,” says Mindy. “I put my clients first, and that makes the difference between buying – or selling – a house and buying a home!" Mindy believes there is a need for caring people in the real estate profession because the stresses encountered in buying and selling a home can be intense. She approaches such needs in an individualized manner, doing her best to anticipate and address the needs of her clients. She excels in negotiations, advising her clients to "let me do the asking."
 
If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate in the Grand Junction area, reach out to Mindy: call : 970.209.0880, email: MindySellsGJ@gmail.com, facebook: Mindy Timian-Winger, Realtor Grand Junction, Colorado Quick read more or view full article or Tweet #MindyMakesItHappen.  Mindy wants to be YOUR Grand Junction real estate expert!
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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Nicole Rich

September 25, 2018
Congratulations to Nicole Rich, owner of Nicole Rich Realty, for being named our Grand Junction Realtor of the Week! Nicole, formerly of Gear & Associates Realty, recently became Broker, Owner of her own company – Nicole Rich Realty. The new company continues to be part of the group at Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. located at 605 25 Road, Ste. 100, GJ 81505. Nicole has been a licensed Realtor in Grand Junction since November of 2015, having grown up in our Valley, attending local schools and Colorado Mesa University. She and her husband have two children, and together they enjoy all the family activities available in the Grand Valley. As a parent and a realtor, Nicole knows what it means to relocate the family out of, or into a home – the details, the decisions, the deadlines. She knows and has the skill, the experience, to assist you and your family!  Nicole is an energetic, experienced Broker, ready to put her skills to work Quick read more or view full article for you! You can reach her at 970-640-9965, or nicolerichgj@gmail.com. Read Less

Celebrating 23 Years in Grand Junction!

September 17, 2018
This month, Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. celebrates 23 years as a thriving Western Slope company with three of our “Founding Fathers” still operating their own real estate brokerages here. Today, Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. is comprised of 16 independent real estate companies with 19 realtors and 5 staff. Our Metro Brokers group consists of a highly professional team of experienced, trustworthy people who share common values, work closely together, and hold themselves accountable for the success of their clients. They make a difference in the lives of people wanting to accomplish a real estate goal. Conveniently located on the northwest corner of Patterson Rd. and 25 Rd., our office is open 6 days a week. Stop by anytime and say “Hello!”

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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Lindy Franklin

August 28, 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 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 strengths as an agent rely on her integrity plus her listening and negotiating skills. 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 lindyfranklingj@gmail.com.
 

Janine Bailey Now Owner of Own Company: Realty Trek

August 23, 2018
Janine Stacy Bailey, formerly a Broker Associate with Gear & Associates/Metro Brokers GJ, is now Broker, Owner of her own real estate company!  Janine’s new company is called Realty Trek. She chose this name because, “The road home is seldom a straight line. The curves, the hills and the valleys are what make it our own road home.” Janine has extensive construction and remodeling experience, working with big developers in three states since first becoming licensed in California in 1989. Janine and Realty Trek are still part of the Metro Brokers Grand Junction family of companies, located at 605 25 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505.   Contact Janine at Realty Trek...because owning property is a journey!   970-589-4123  or  jb@mbgj.com
 

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Karie O'Connor

August 21, 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, 20 years of experience being a full-time realtor, and access to the latest technology in marketing properties, Karie is a specialist in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.
 
"I have the experience, track record, and the know-how to help you with your real estate needs, whatever they may be," says Karie.  "I'm proud to be able to help my friends and neighbors like you find and sell real estate in Grand Junction."
 
To get in touch with Karie in starting your home search or putting your current home on the market, give her a call at 970-216-2233.
 

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Justin Roles

August 14, 2018
Congratulations to Justin Roles, Broker Associate at High Desert Realty, for being our Grand Junction realtor of the week! Justin was born and raised right here in the Grand Valley. He learned the real estate ropes from his late dad, Greg Roles, who was a local broker for 30 years. Justin has an Agricultural B.S. from Colorado State University and spent 10 years on the Front Range before recently returning to the Western Slope.
 
As a member of High Desert Realty, LLC, Justin works as both a Property Manager and a broker. When not at work, you will find Justin outdoors, enjoying sport shooting, fly fishing, traveling and tinkering in the shop. Whether you need to buy, sell, rent or lease, get in touch with Justin and High Desert Realty to get started! 970-250-6352  justinroles@gmail.com
 

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Jennifer Howard

August 7, 2018

Congratulations to Jennifer Howard, broker at Gear & Associates, our featured Grand Junction real estate agent of the week! Jennifer was born and raised in Grand Junction and her family has called Western Colorado home for many generations. 

"Having bought and sold many of my own homes, I know the stress and emotion that can come along with the biggest sale or purchase in your life," says Jennifer. "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."

Jennifer is passionate about real estate and would love to help you sell your current home and/or purchase your next one.  Whether you are looking to upsize, downsize or just move to a new part of town, she can help you navigate the process. 

When she's not working you can find her at home with her husband and son. They enjoy traveling, remodeling their fixer upper house, Quick read more or view full article and spending time with friends and family. 

To get started on your next real estate move, get in touch with Jennifer today at 970-201-8740 or jennifersellsgj@gmail.com.

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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Jan Garber

August 1, 2018
Congratulations to Jan Garber of Jan Garber & Associates, our Grand Junction Realtor of the Week! Staying in step with the rhythm of life in Grand Junction is Jan’s specialty. She knows this area inside and out, and has been helping others make the most of their Real Estate opportunities in the Grand Valley since 1976.
 
Jan was born in Mack and lived for a few years in California. Her family moved back to Grand Junction in 1954 and she’s been here ever since. Though she loves traveling and seeing the diversity of the world, Jan values being able to come home to a truly special place like Grand Junction. The diverse natural surroundings appeal to the avid outdoorswoman in her and the spirit of the city inspires her to make a difference in the community.
 
Jan’s approach to real estate is based on creating personal relationships with her clients and getting to know what matters most to them. She brings Quick read more or view full article a network of professional resources to the table for every client and is backed by a team of top professionals that provide you with a distinct advantage throughout your move.
 
“There’s an old Ute Indian curse,” Jan says. “It says that ‘Once you move away, someday you will inevitably come back.’ In my case it’s true, though I don’t know why anyone would call it a curse. Coming back to Grand Junction was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s a true blessing for me to call this area home.”
 
If you’re looking for Grand Junction real estate or planning to make a move in the Grand Junction area so you, too, can call it “home”, give Jan a call today at 970.261.0690.
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Nicole Rich Launches Nicole Rich Realty

July 19, 2018
Nicole Rich formerly of Gear & Associates Realty, is now Broker, Owner of her own company – Nicole Rich Realty. The new company continues to be part of the group at Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. located at 605 25 Road, Ste. 100, GJ 81505. Nicole has been a licensed Realtor in Grand Junction since November of 2015, having grown up in our Valley, attending local schools and Colorado Mesa University. She and her husband have two children, and together they enjoy all the family activities available in the Grand Valley. As a parent and a realtor, Nicole knows what it means to relocate the family out of, or into a home – the details, the decisions, the deadlines. She knows and has the skill, the experience, to assist you and your family!  Nicole is an energetic, experienced Broker, ready to put her skills to work for you! You can reach her at 970-640-9965, or nicolerichgj@gmail.com
 

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Felecia Bishop

July 18, 2018
Congratulations to our featured real estate agent of the week, Felecia Bishop of Gear & Associates Realty! Born and raised in Western Colorado, Felecia has a strong appreciation for the variety and beauty that Colorado has to offer and can't imagine life anywhere else. She started out in Gunnison, Colorado before moving to the Grand Valley to attend Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) to study marketing and finance.
 
The values embodied by Metro Brokers parallel her own high ethical standards. Felecia believes that teamed with Metro Brokers Grand Junction's uncompromising integrity, and her honest, hardworking nature, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished!
 
Felecia and her husband Ray have three beautiful daughters. "My family is my life! They are what make my world complete!" said Felecia. Together, they enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, sports, and boating in Lake Powell. "We also travel as often as we can, including to Hong Kong where my mother is from and where Quick read more or view full article many family members currently live!" she explains.
 
Please feel free to call Felecia anytime, without obligation, at 970-260-8258, to help with any of your real estate needs.
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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Doug Ford

July 10, 2018
Congratulations to Doug Ford of Ford Realty, our featured real estate agent of the week! Doug is a native to the area and has been selling Grand Valley real estate since 1981. He is one of the founding fathers of Metro Brokers Grand Junction in 1994 and has assisted hundreds of clients with buying and selling their properties. Growing up on a fruit ranch gave Doug an excellent knowledge of the land and a feel for the agricultural flavor of the valley. Years spent working as a building subcontractor gave him a well-rounded foundation on which to build a successful real estate career. He puts all that experience to work for you whether you're looking for advice or to buy or sell a property.
 
Doug and his wife Peggie have remained in the Grand Valley because of the lifestyle here. The scenic beauty, the sunny high desert climate and the many types of recreational activities reinforce their belief that this is a Quick read more or view full article great place to raise a family. They have three children and five grandchildren.
 
If you need advice on real estate and want the benefit of experience, let Doug Ford help you buy or sell property in Western Colorado. Give him a call at 970-250-1028.
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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Cindy Dickey

June 12, 2018
Congratulations to Cindy Dickey, Broker/Owner of High Desert Realty, our featured real estate agent this week. In addition to the traditional buying and selling of homes in Grand Junction and the area, Cindy also specializes in Property Management. If you are buying or selling your home, or if you need to find a home or condo to rent, we’re here to help you. This week, Cindy wants to focus on one of her properties:

2825 Quincy Lane, Unit 11 - Orchard Mesa
3BR / 2BA / 1 car / 1,248 sq ft / 0.09 acre
$159,900

Cute 3 bed 2 bath townhome with attached garage. New carpet last year, some new appliances as well. Newer hot water heater.

To get in touch with Cindy about this property, or any other property to buy, sell, or rent, give her a call at 970.640.2885 or check out her website here: http://www.highdesertrealtypm.com

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Justin Roles

June 6, 2018
Congratulations to Justin Roles, Broker Associate at High Desert Realty, for being our Grand Junction realtor of the week! Justin is a Grand Valley native, born and raised. His late dad, Greg Roles, was a local broker for 30 years, so Justin learned from one of the best. Justin has an Agricultural B.S. from Colorado State University and spent 10 years on the Front Range before recently returning to Grand Junction.
 
As a member of High Desert Realty, LLC, Justin works as both a Property Manager and a broker. When not at work, you will find Justin outdoors, enjoying sport shooting, fly fishing, traveling and tinkering in the shop. Whether you need to buy, sell, rent or lease, get in touch with Justin and High Desert Realty to get started! 970-250-6352  justinroles@gmail.com
 

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Teri Styers

May 22, 2018
Congratulations to Teri Styers of Rejuvenation Homes, our featured Grand Junction realtor of the week! Teri recently transitioned from Ford Realty to becoming an employing broker with her own company, Rejuvenation Homes. Rejuvenation Homes was formed under the umbrella of her existing corporation Rejuvenation Homes, Inc. Teri has been active in the home rehab and resell (flip) business for many years. Becoming an agent and now starting her own brokerage just made sense with her business model.
 
Teri’s knowledge of forced appreciation and investing in general has linked her with a number of investor clients. She speaks both rehab and cap rates.
 
Her family’s passion for drag racing has also provided her a steady clientele of “car guys” who need big garages. She knows what makes a great shop and can discern true RV parking.
 
She hopes to expand Renovation Homes over the next year and plans to remain affiliated with Metro Brokers. To get started on finding your fixer upper or Quick read more or view full article next real estate investment, you can reach Teri at teri@mbgj.com or 970-270-0805. Read Less

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Rick Thurtle

May 16, 2018
Congratulations to Rick Thurtle of Rick Thurtle & Associates, our featured Grand Junction real estate agent of the week! Rick says he is a Grand Junction realtor because he loves to use his knowledge, experience and attention to detail to make real estate transactions as smooth and profitable as possible. That is what Rick Thurtle & Associates delivers everyday.
 
"From first time home buyers to longtime residents of the Western Slope, my client list covers all types of buyers and sellers in all age groups and price ranges,” says Rick. “And as a Certified Real Estate Negotiations Expert I can help you get the most out of your transaction.” Whether it is residential, commercial or investment opportunities, area residents have grown to trust Rick Thurtle.
 
"I am a longtime Grand Valley resident and have been an active member of the Mesa County non-profit community since 1998," says Rick. “That tradition of public service will always be part of our mission statement. I Quick read more or view full article look forward to talking with you soon!"
 
To get in touch with Rick about your Grand Junction real estate needs, give him a call at 970-985-9729. Read Less

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Nicole Rich

May 9, 2018
Congratulations to Nicole Rich of Gear & Associates, our Grand Junction realtor of the week! Nicole’s late grandfather always taught her to never give up and to always do what makes her happy, so she took his advice, got her real estate license in 2015 and couldn't be happier.
 
Nicole understands that purchasing or selling a home is not just a big decision, but a large task and one that requires long term commitment. With that in mind, she works hard to help you find the ideal home or sell your current home with the least amount of hassle, relying on her expertise and the full complement of resources available at Metro Brokers Grand Junction.
 
"Whether it is your first home or your tenth home, a retirement home or an investment property, as your Realtor I will work hard to make your experience a positive one," says Nicole. "Most people only choose a few homes in their lifetime. I am going Quick read more or view full article to make sure that you are well equipped with up-to-date information for your big decision."
 
Nicole has two wonderful kids and an amazing husband that inspire her to work harder every day. She loves helping people and finds that getting to know her clients has been one of the most rewarding parts about her career which has led to her making some amazing lifelong friends.
 
Nicole is prepared to guide you through every phase of the home buying or selling process. To get in touch with Nicole to for your next move in Grand Junction real estate or the surrounding areas, give her a call at 970-640-9965.
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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Mindy Timian-Winger

May 1, 2018
Congratulations to Mindy Timian-Winger, Broker/Owner of Western Slope Realty, our Realtor of the Week! Mindy started selling real estate in 1997 and excels in both Residential and Commercial sales. She offers the experience buyers and sellers are looking for.
 
"Real estate is my passion. I put my clients first, and that makes the difference between buying – or selling – a house and buying a home!" said Mindy, who believes there is a need for caring people in the real estate profession. Mindy knows that the stresses encountered in buying and selling a home can be intense. She approaches such needs in an individualized manner, doing her best to anticipate and address the needs of her clients. She excels in negotiations, advising her clients to "let me do the asking."
 
If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate in the Grand Junction area, reach out to Mindy: call : 970.209.0880, email: MindySellsGJ@gmail.com, facebook: Mindy Timian-Winger, Realtor Grand Junction, Colorado or Quick read more or view full article Tweet @MindySellsGJ.  Mindy wants to be YOUR Grand Junction real estate expert! Read Less

Welcome Justin Roles, Broker Associate with High Desert Realty!

April 30, 2018
Please join us in welcoming Justin Roles as Broker Associate with High Desert Realty! Justin comes to Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc as a native of the Grand Valley - born and raised -  returning after 10 years primarily on the Front Range. Son of the late Greg Roles, a local broker of 30 years, Justin has an Agricultural B.S. from Colorado State University. As a member of High Desert Realty, LLC, Justin works as both a Property Manager and  a Broker Associate. When not at work, you will find Justin outdoors, enjoying sport shooting, fly fishing, traveling and tinkering in the shop. Whether you need to buy, sell, rent or lease, give Justin and High Desert Realty a call today! 970-250-6352  justinroles@gmail.com
 

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Mike Queally

April 24, 2018
Congratulations to Mike Queally, Broker/Owner of Apex Realty, for being named our Grand Junction realtor of the week! Rather than focus on himself, Mike would like to take this opportunity to talk about some brand new homes going up in a subdivision in Southeast Grand Junction called River Trail:

Brand new homes going up now! Energy Star and Solar included, priced from $199,900!  7 models to choose from.  Only 5 lots remain in Filing 3 for your new home! Access to the River Front Trail system out your front door!  Plus, work is beginning on Filing 4, 15 lots for new single family homes available summer 2018!

Mike Queally – Apex Realty LLC – 970-216-3068

Justin Roles inducted into GJARA

April 24, 2018
Congratulations to Justin Roles who was inducted into the Grand Junction Area Realtors Association (GJARA) on Friday, April 20, 2018. Justin is a newly licensed Broker Associate with High Desert Realty/Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. He continues the Roles family legacy in our group as his late father, Greg Roles, was a member and partner/owner of Metro Brokers GJ from 1996 until August 2017.
 

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 lindyfranklingj@gmail.com.

 

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  jennifersellsgj@gmail.com.
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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
$359,000

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!”   www.melrobbins.com Read Less

Welcome to Dan Zeigler as a Broker Associate with High Desert Realty!

March 21, 2018
Please join us in welcoming Dan Zeigler to our Grand Junction real estate team here at High Desert Realty and Metro Brokers Grand Junction! Dan was born and raised in Western Colorado. His father first introduced Dan to real estate while he was still a child. Early on, Dan sold computers and soon realized he had a passion for helping people get exactly what they were looking for. Since then, Dan has been in the real estate business for years, in areas ranging from California to Colorado before coming back to be a Realtor in Grand Junction. He always brings an abundance of enthusiasm, personal knowledge, and a calming nature to his work.  Dan has a large family with 7 children and a loving wife, from whom he has learned patience and caring. He enjoys spending time playing golf, hiking, fishing, and enjoying activities with his family. Dan has plenty of energy and is always ready to help people find their dream homes Quick read more or view full article or assist them in selling an existing home. Contact Dan today, with your real estate questions. He is ready to help you make your move! 970-691-4096  danz@mbgj.com
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Fill The Basket!

March 15, 2018
At Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. we are helping our community food bank by participating in this worthy event. The Grand Junction Area Realtors Association members will be collecting non-perishable food and household items on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at local participating Walmart stores. You can stop by our office at 605 25 Road, Suite 100 to make your donations or stop at any local Walmart store on March 24th to donate. Our hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:30 pm, and Saturday 9am – 4pm. Our community food bank thanks you for your help and donations!

Participating Walmart stores:

Rimrock Center: 2545 Rimrock Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505
North Ave: 2881 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Neighborhood Market near Central HS: 541 Warrior Way, Grand Junction, CO 81504

Click here to view the flyer

Featured Real Estate Agent of the Week: Jan Garber

March 13, 2018
Congratulations to Jan Garber of Jan Garber & Associates, our Realtor of the Week! Staying in step with the rhythm of life in Grand Junction is Jan’s specialty. She knows this area inside and out, and has been helping others make the most of their Real Estate opportunities in the Grand Valley  since 1977.

Jan was born in Mack and lived for a few years in California. Her family moved back to Grand Junction in 1954 and she’s been here ever since. Though she loves traveling and seeing the diversity of the world, Jan values being able to come home to a truly special place like Grand Junction. The diverse natural surroundings appeal to the avid outdoorswoman in her and the spirit of the city inspires her to make a difference in the community.

“There’s an old Ute Indian curse,” Jan says. “It says that ‘Once you move away, someday you will inevitably come back.’ In my case it’s true, though Quick read more or view full article I don’t know why anyone would call it a curse. Coming back to Grand Junction was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s a true blessing for me to call this area home.”

Jan’s approach to real estate is based on creating personal relationships with her clients and getting to know what matters most to them. She brings a network of professional resources to the table for every client and is backed by a team of top professionals that provide you with a distinct advantage throughout your move.

If you’re looking for Grand Junction real estate or planning to make a move in the Grand Junction area, give Jan a call today at 970.261.0690.
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Featured Real Estate Agent of the Week: Felecia Bishop

February 28, 2018
Congratulations to our featured agent of the week, Felecia Bishop of Gear & Associates Realty! Born and raised in Western Colorado, Felecia has a strong appreciation for the variety and beauty that Colorado has to offer and can't imagine life anywhere else. She started out in Gunnison, Colorado before moving to the Grand Valley to attend Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) to study marketing and finance.

The values embodied by Metro Brokers parallel her own high ethical standards. Felecia believes that teamed with Metro Brokers Grand Junction's uncompromising integrity, and her honest, hardworking nature, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished!

Felecia and her husband Ray have three beautiful daughters. "My family is my life! They are what make my world complete!" said Felecia. Together, they enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, sports, and boating in Lake Powell. "We also travel as often as we can, including to Hong Kong where my mother is from and where many family Quick read more or view full article members currently live!" she explains.

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Why rent if you can own?

February 22, 2018
Home ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports believe this is an issue because of a buyer's lack of trust in their ability to purchase. It is still a long standing notion that a buyer needs 20% towards the cost of the home in order to move forward, but this isn't true. With countless down payment assistant programs, and closing cost roll-ins, a home owner could move in with as little as a few hundred to a couple thousand dollars. Which is a huge difference in the time it takes to save up to make the move.  
 
With interest rates at an all time low, home ownership in today's market is a great investment. The money saved over a mortgage's lifespan can result in tens of thousands of dollars, if not hundreds. That's more money in your pocket today. Don't Quick read more or view full article />wait to buy when interest rates soar again. With low interest rates, that means your monthly mortgage payments are at a significantly lower cost, as well. 
 
With such a heated housing marketing, rental prices are soaring, and statistics are constantly showing that home ownership can be equivalent to your rental rate each month, if not less. Why get stuck in a small 2 bedroom apartment if you can move into a home and pay a monthly rate that is the same, and get a 3 bedroom house with a great backyard? 
 
There is also a fear that a home can keep you "stuck" or "rooted" to one place, without an easy transition out if you decide to move. Although the future of the housing market isn't easily predictable from location to location, you can always discuss with your agent about buying a home in an area that has a strong turn-over rate when a home hits the market. The equity build up when it comes time to selling is going to be far more beneficial than if you put money into a rental and decided to move. The money from selling the property can be used to purchase a new home. With renting, there would be no additional funds to transition into a new place. 
 
Now imagine if you were renting a home for $2,000/month. If your landlord is renting to make a profit, think how much less you'd be paying on a monthly basis towards your mortgage if the home was yours. Then you wouldn't be paying a landlord to profit off of you, you'd be paying a reasonable rate, and get to call the property your own. Discuss with your agent and lender the steps you need to take towards home ownership, you might be happily surprised about the type of home you can afford to move into. 
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Featured Real Estate Agent of the Week: Doug Ford

February 20, 2018
Congratulations to Doug Ford of Ford Realty, our featured real estate agent of the week! Doug is a native to the area and has been selling Grand Valley real estate since 1981. Growing up on a fruit ranch gave Doug an excellent knowledge of the land and a feel for the agricultural flavor of the valley. Years spent working as a building subcontractor gave him a well-rounded foundation on which to build a successful real estate career. He puts all that experience to work for you whether you're looking for advice or to buy or sell a property like this one:

2894 Orchard Ave, Grand Junction
3BR / 1BA / 1 car / 1,230 sq ft / 0.21 acres
$169,900

Cute house on a corner lot. Lots of natural wood, freshly painted interior, and cleaned up. A wood stove makes the living room cozy! Large eat-in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, separate laundry room. Fenced yard with lots of RV parking. Yard Quick read more or view full article has sprinklers front and back. Must see!

To get in touch with Doug about this property, or any other property you'd like to buy or sell, give him a call at 970-250-1028. Read Less

Rehab, Flipping & Investing Real Estate in Grand Junction

February 15, 2018
Our featured agent this week is Teri Styers of Ford Realty. Teri is an experienced house “flipper” with a strong background in property management, HOA management and business management. 

Case in point: she bought this house for $80,000 in June 2017, had local companies rehab it, and sold it for $185,500 in December 2017 while still turning a profit on it.
 
"If you want a Realtor who speaks 'rehab, flipping, & investing,' then call me!" says Teri. To get in touch with Teri about buying or selling your home in Mesa County, give her a call at 970-270-0805.


 

The Incredible Joy of Owning Your Home

February 14, 2018

If you haven't bought a home yet, you're missing out on a wonderful feeling! That moment when you walk through your doors, throw your purse or keys on the floor, plop down on your couch and breathe a sigh of relief while thinking, "Finally, it's ours (or mine)!" And the joy of looking at all of your boxes, getting to roll your eyes about why you buy so much stuff, then giving yourself a moment to take a nap because you worked hard to get here and earned it! Yes that's a real feeling!

We often hear, and read, about the cost effectiveness of home ownership. The equity build-up, the freedom it can give us from finances in our retirement years, and a plethora of other ways owning a home can be a positive impact on your bottom dollar. But we don't often hear about the emotional impact owning a home can have. Yes there will be days the fridge is Quick read more or view full article acting silly and you need to call your home warranty, or days you have to get outside to mow your own yard, but nothing beats the pride and joy of owning a home. 

There is a sense of security, and a sense of "this is mine and I worked my way up to this moment," that provides moments of bliss. The ability to do with your home as you please, not pay a pretty penny for every member of your fur family, and the privacy it provides can't be beat.

Home ownership also gives you the ability to put down some roots. And we mean that figuratively and literally. You get to build memories through the holidays and go through many milestones with your family, that leave a significant impact into the later years. You also get to build bonds with your neighbors, and grow in a community oriented neighborhood. With rentals, people come and go annually, but there are deeper roots planted with building relationships with those living next to you. Potlucks, 4th of July and New Year's Eve spent lighting fireworks, and just the excitement of getting to know each other and build new relationships. 

Buying a home isn't about the dollars and cents for everyone, sometimes it's just about the joy of owning your own place, and getting to build amazing memories in it. If you've been longing for this, get in touch with a real estate agent, and make it happen. You owe it to yourself to make your dreams come true!

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Featured Agent of the Week: Debbie Thomas

February 7, 2018
Congratulations to Debbie Thomas of DKT Realty, Inc., our featured real estate agent of the week! Debbie was raised on an 800 acre farm in Fruita and has been a resident of the Grand Valley her entire life. With more than 30 years of retail and sales experience, Debbie has been licensed in real estate since 1996 and was a $2 Million producer her first year in the business.

“I’d like to say ‘Thank You!’ to all my clients and friends. With your help, I am now in the top 2% in overall real estate sales in the Grand Junction area!" says Debbie. And with that acknowledgement, she's back to work focusing on her properties, offering up another excellent listing for your consideration:

225 Narrow Leaf Drive, Fruita
3BR / 2BA / 2 car / 1,154 sq ft / 0.16 acres
$216,500

Nice rancher in Cottonwoods Subdivision. RV parking, new interior paint, open floor plan and split floor plan. Quick read more or view full article 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 4 fruit trees in back yard, sprinkler system with irrigation through the HOA.

To get in touch with Debbie about this property, or to get started on your real estate journey in selling your home or buying a new one, give her a call at 970-261-3309.
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Debbie Thomas Earns Top Producer Award!

February 1, 2018
Congratulations to Debbie Thomas, broker, owner of DKT Realty, Inc./Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. for being Top Producer in the Silver category ($12 million - $17.9 million) of the total production of Metro Brokers Inc. throughout Colorado in 2017. Debbie was #1 of 13 agents honored in the Silver category and the only Western Slope agent honored in any category. Metro Brokers Inc. is the Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc. corporate office located in Englewood, CO. Debbie, your team at Metro Brokers GJ is proud of your accomplishment!

Featured Agent of the Week: Dee Dee Hansen

January 31, 2018
Congratulations to Dee Dee Hansen of Hansen & Associates Realty, our Realtor of the Week! Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is essential that you partner with a Real Estate Professional who can meet your needs and understand your lifestyle. Dee Dee has 23 years of Grand Junction real estate experience and remains in the top 4% of Realtors in the Grand Valley. 

"My passion for real estate and in-depth studies have prepared me to help guide you through to your next real estate transaction whether you are buying, selling, or investing," says Dee Dee. "I strive to help make your real estate dreams come true: the right home, in the right location, with the right amenities to fit your needs. I look forward to serving you and sharing my experience."

Dee Dee has lived in Grand Junction her entire life, raising her family here. She's excited to share her pride of living in Grand Junction with you Quick read more or view full article and she has the knowledge, skills and expertise to support your individual needs. “This is not a job, it’s what I love – helping people realize their dreams!”

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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 lindyfranklingj@gmail.com.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Cindy Dickey

January 23, 2018
Congratulations to Cindy Dickey, Broker/Owner of High Desert Realty, our featured real estate agent this week.  In addition to the traditional buying and selling of homes in Grand Junction and the area, Cindy also specializes in Property Management. She furthered her training and is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).
 
Cindy’s message today is this:  “I am grateful for many positive changes in my life! God provides – you just have to open the door!”

If your family is growing and you need more space, or if your little birds have grown and left the nest and it's time to downsize, now is a great time to be looking for your next home. Whatever changes your family is anticipating, we can help! If you are buying or selling your home, or if you need to find a home or condo to rent, we’re here to help you!  "I work with an awesome team of seasoned and successful Quick read more or view full article realtors and I have the time, energy and dedication to spend on selling your home, finding your perfect home and protecting your real estate investment," says Cindy.

To get in touch with Cindy, give her a call at 970.640.2885 or check out her website here: http://www.highdesertrealtypm.com
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Featured Agent of the Week: Hal Heath

January 16, 2018
Congratulations to Hal Heath of Heath & Company Realtors, our featured agent of the week! Since 1983, Hal has been practicing real estate in Grand Junction, earning the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. Helping two generations of clients, Hal enjoys helping families and investors accomplish their goals. He is well versed in the new home construction industry and specializes in the move-up residential market, with an emphasis on families.

With a background in sales and marketing, years of community involvement, and as an investor himself, Hal has a true understanding of the real estate market and would love to put that expertise to work for you. He truly believes real estate in Western Colorado is enjoyable and fun, appreciating the excellent quality of life in the Grand Junction area while he raised three children here.

The Heath & Company Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients. "Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority," says Hal. Quick read more or view full article "We built our business around this priority and we are committed to saving you both time and money, whether you are a home buyer or a home seller."

To get in touch with Hal on upsizing your home, or seeing what's available, give him a call at  970-250-9515. Read Less

Welcome to Jennifer Howard of Gear & Associates Realty!

January 15, 2018
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Jennifer Howard as Broker Associate with Gear & Associates Realty! 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, Jennifer understands the stress and emotion that can come along with the biggest sale or purchase in your life. "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. Whether you are looking to upsize, downsize or just move to a new part of town, let me help you navigate the process."

When she's not working, you can find her at home with her husband and son. "We enjoy traveling, remodeling our fixer upper house, and spending time Quick read more or view full article with friends and family," says Jennifer.
 
To get started on the next step in buying or selling your house, give Jennifer a call at 970-201-8740 or email her at jennifersellsgj@gmail.com.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Tracy Jackson

January 10, 2018
Congratulations to Tracy Jackson of Gear & Associates Realty, our featured agent of the week! As a long time resident of Western Colorado, Tracy brings a strong sales and business background to her real estate career. These skills offer her clients the benefits of excellent negotiation skills and good old common sense approaches to the real estate transaction. Tracy is very involved with Mesa County youth, a past 4H leader, and still very involved with the Mesa County Fair. She specializes in horse properties and ranches in Grand Junction and surrounding communities. She also spends family time with her husband and son at team ropings, barrel races and rodeos. Tracy is excited to assist you and your family find the perfect Western Colorado property. To get in touch with Tracy for a down-to-earth approach to finding your next horse property or ranch on the Western Slope, or selling your current one, give her a call at 970-210-7707.
 

Featured Agent of the Week: Teri Styers

December 20, 2017
Congratulations to Teri Styers of Ford Realty, our featured realtor of the week! Teri is an experienced house “flipper” with a strong background in property management, HOA management and business management. She adopted the Grand Valley as her home 35 years ago. Teri and her husband, Doug, raised our four children on farms in East Orchard Mesa and Collbran. 

"My preferred hobby is world travel and I have a well-used passport," says Teri. "Locally, I enjoy interesting restaurants, good books, cooking and small scale gardening. I also have a fascination with Tiny Houses and intend to build one or more someday." 

Teri firmly believes that real estate is the very best investment. "I love to help others find what they are looking for – whether it is a project property, rental property or dream home," she says, adding that she is also "available to help you strategize on how to find the ideal buyer for your existing real estate." 

To Quick read more or view full article get in touch with Teri for your next home, send her an e-mail at teri@mbgj.com or call her at 970-270-0805.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Rick Thurtle

December 13, 2017
Congratulations to Rick Thurtle of Rick Thurtle & Associates, our featured agent of the week! Rick says he is a Grand Junction realtor because he loves to use his knowledge, experience and attention to detail to make real estate transactions as smooth and profitable as possible. That is what Rick Thurtle & Associates delivers everyday. 
 
"As a Certified Real Estate Negotiations Expert I can help you get the most out of your transaction," says Rick. Whether it is residential, commercial or investment opportunities, area residents have grown to trust Rick Thurtle.

"I am a longtime Grand Valley resident and have been an active member of the Mesa County non-profit community since 1998," says Rick. "I look forward to talking with you soon!"

To get in touch with Rick about your Grand Junction real estate needs, give him a call at 970-985-9729.

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!  
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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.  
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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 janellgear.com to search for homes for sale or to request a market analysis.
 
?Janell Gear, Broker/Owner
Gear & Associates Realty
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Emergency Preparedness Essentials

November 21, 2017

by Kyler Frye

Emergency situations such as fire, extreme weather and power outages can happen without warning. By taking the time to prepare for a possible disaster now, you and your family will be equipped to handle a crisis if one ever occurs.

Fire Escape Route and Meeting Spot
It can take a mere five minutes for a fire to engulf your entire home. This is one reason having an escape plan is so important. Include at least two exit routes in your plan in case one is blocked, and designate a safe location for everyone in your household to meet. Identifying a secondary location outside your neighborhood is good to have in the event it's not safe to return or you're asked to evacuate.

List of Emergency Contacts
Make laminated cards with a list of important phone numbers for each family member. This might include contact information for the local authorities and emergency services as well as your nearest relatives.

Home Safety Items
Be prepared in case an emergency does occur by having these Quick read more or view full article target="_blank">home safety items:

  • Fire Extinguisher -- Keep one on each floor, and check them annually to make sure they're functioning properly.
  • First-Aid Kit -- Store it in a central location, such as the kitchen, and make sure everyone knows where it is.
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors -- Install detectors in each room and test them once a month. Use long-life lithium batteries to cut back on replacements.
  • Food and Water -- Put together a three-day supply of nonperishable foods and at least three gallons of water for each member of your household.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Mike Queally

November 9, 2017
Congratulations to Mike Queally of Apex Realty, LLC, our featured real estate agent of the week!

Mike now has several homes available in the new River Trail Subdivision which is now building & selling Filing 3. These new homes are part of Grand Junction's first and only all Energy Star, all Solar Home subdivision! All homes exclusively built by Senergy Builders, featuring cutting edge architectural designs, plus energy savings all at VERY affordable price points. This new community captures views, has an RV Storage area, promotes sustainable living and outdoor activity, is adjacent to the Colorado River and the River Front Trail system, all right out your front door! If you haven't seen this new community you owe it to yourself to come by for a visit! Homes starting at $194,900.

To get in touch with Mike, give him a call at 970.216.3068

Featured Agent of the Week: Mike McGinnis

November 1, 2017
Congratulations to Mike McGinnis of Promark Realty, Inc., our realtor of the week! Mike has been a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker since 1983 and opened Promark Realty, Inc. in 1991. He's proud to be one of the original owners of Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc.

Mike grew up right here in Mesa County and along with his wife, Kim, feel fortunate to have lived and raised their two sons in such a vibrant place.

"Real estate is one of the most exciting investments one can make, and it should be a fun and rewarding experience," says Mike. "If you're buying, I can help you select the home of your dreams by taking time to listen to your needs and desires. If you're selling, my real estate expertise and many effective marketing programs will give you the exposure and edge you need to sell your home quickly for top dollar."

So whether you are looking for property uptown, or land Quick read more or view full article downstream, Mike's local expertise and extensive experience with Grand Junction real estate will benefit you.

Mike considers this community an excellent place to reside and would love to share with you his enthusiasm for the many neighborhoods that encompass it. If you are looking for your next Grand Junction home, you can get in touch with Mike at 970.234.6453
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Featured Agent of the Week: Melissa Brundage

October 25, 2017
Congratulations to Melissa Brudage of Karie Hill O'Connor & Company, our 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 many clients, from investors to first time home buyers looking for real estate in Grand Junction. She is excited to now be part of Metro Brokers Grand Junction and Karie Hill O’Connor & Company!  “I would love to help you buy or sell your home, so please contact me today!” says Melissa.

Melissa and her husband Gerald have 3 wonderful children who range in ages from 4 years to 13 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 get in touch with Melissa, give her a call at Quick read more or view full article 970-216-1098 or send her an e-mail at mbrundagegj@gmail.com

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Featured Agent of the Week: Larry Craven

October 18, 2017
Congratulations to Larry Craven of Craven Realty, our realtor of the week! Armed with a marketing degree, Larry has been a licensed realtor since 1984 and became licensed in Colorado in 1993. Larry specializes in residential real estate with 10 years of experience in selling new construction. He has experience selling in good markets and in crashes, and always finds a way to get his listings sold.

“I love being a real estate broker," says Larry. "I can't see myself ever doing anything else. Being a member of Metro Brokers gives me the chance to raise my service to the next level,and I can't emphasize enough how important it is to me to be able to provide outstanding customer service to you.”

Larry keeps selling all of his listings and finding the right home for his buyer clients and desperately needs to find more sellers and buyers who are truly interested in results.

If you want your home "SOLD" or Quick read more or view full article if you want to find that "PERFECT HOME" at the best possible price and with excellent customer service, call Larry at 970-260-1024.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Kyler Frye

October 11, 2017
Congratulations to Kyler Frye of Hansen & Associates, our realtor of the week! Kyler has lived in the Grand Valley most of his life and is a fourth generation farmer here with much community involvement with 4-H & FFA. "My experience with both of these excellent organizations has given me strong leadership & entrepreneurial skills," says Kyler. He enjoys the small town atmosphere, the kind people, and the amazing outdoors the Grand Valley has to offer.

Kyler’s commitment to helping customers find just the right home motivated him move into real estate. He offers cutting edge customer service and a strong love for our community and the people who live here. "I love meeting new people and helping them find the right place to call home," says Kyler. And with his extensive knowledge of the Grand Valley, he knows just where to look to find you the right place.

Kyler would love to show you around so you, too, can plant Quick read more or view full article your roots in our Valley. Call Kyler today at 970-773-3028 or email him at kylerfrye@gmail.com
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Silence isn't always golden

October 7, 2017

According to sellers, silence isn't always "golden"

By Rick Thurtle

When trying to sell a home, silence isn't always golden especially when you're expecting your real estate agent to call. In fact, it's one of the leading complaints among sellers in the real estate market. Often times you find an agent who is more than willing to take on your listing, but once the relationship is made, the seller enjoys getting a call at least once a week. A seller should establish with the agent up front the expectation that regular communication will occur. Even if it's just to check-in, the seller will be more satisfied being kept in the loop.

Keeping the communication lines open between the two parties assures the seller that the agent is keeping them apprised of any and all offers. In addition, agents often provide valuable tips on why prospective buyers weren't interested. Often times, an agent is privy to the buyer's dislikes of the property. For instance "this room's too dark" or "the kitchen has a funny smell." This allows the agent to Quick read more or view full article give the seller constructive feedback and offer important tips on how to make the home more attractive to future buyers.

If you're a seller and are not hearing from your broker, be sure to keep calling them until they get the message that you expect a regular update. Selling a home can be a lot of work and sometimes quite stressful. It is incumbent upon an agent to satisfy the seller's expectations of routine updates, this will ensure the possibility of future business not to mention a successful sale. Furthermore, as a seller you must demand the communication exchange between you and your agent. If both parties work in a cooperative effort, the selling experience will be more successful and enjoyable for both the agent and the seller involved.

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Featured Agent of the Week: Karie O'Connor

October 4, 2017
Congratulations to Karie O'Connor, Broker and Owner of Karie Hill O’Connor & Associates, our 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 is a specialist in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.

"I have the experience, track record, and the know-how to help you with your real estate needs, whatever they may be," says Karie.  "I'm proud to be able to help my friends and neighbors like you find and sell real estate in Grand Junction."

Karie is a sponsor of the upcoming Animal Care Fair this Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 – 3. The event will be held at the Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway. Low cost doggie vaccinations ($5 each) and animal clinic, rescues Quick read more or view full article & pet adoptions, animal education groups, and more will be there. Come out for a great cause and say hi to Karie! Or, if you're ready to get started with a top Grand Junction realtor, give her a call at 970.216.2233 Read Less

Featured Agent of the Week: Janine Bailey

September 27, 2017
Congratulations to Janine Bailey of Gear & Associates, our featured realtor of the week! Janine has been in the valley since 1994, now living in Collbran with their two dogs where Janine owns the dog grooming shop and her husband owns the taxidermy shop on Main Street and does construction remodeling. She's passionate about Western Colorado living and loves to help people discover the charm and beauty our area has to offer.  She would love to help you find your next dream property!

Speaking of which, Janine would rather focus on one of her listings than on herself this week:






54318 Highway 330, Molina
3BR / 3BA / 2 car + barn / 3,522 sq ft / 110 acres
** horse & hunting property **
This beautiful one of a kind horse ranch and hunting property is located on the Grand Mesa. It's in close proximity to Powderhorn Ski Resort with year round outdoor activities Quick read more or view full article like skiing, hiking and mountain bike riding. It's also close to Vega Reservoir and numerous other lakes in the National Forest. It has 1/2 mile of Plateau Creek frontage running through the property, with a nice beach area. It's fenced and cross fenced with 5 separate pasture areas, 16' x 12' horse barn with hay area, lighted arena, paddocks, frost-free faucets outside, large beautiful trees, underground 1000 gallon propane tank. Spring-fed pressurized water, pumped to house, water softener, 25 x 18 tool shed, other outbuildings. House has lots of updates and pride of ownership. View the flyer.

To get in touch with Janine about this house, any of her other listings, or help finding your next home, please give her a call at 970-589-4123.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Cindy Dickey

September 20, 2017
Our Featured Agent this week is Cindy Dickey, Broker/Owner of High Desert Realty.  Cindy has specialized in Property Management since 2009, both furthering her training and joining the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM ).

"In today’s current Real Estate Market, many homeowners have chosen to turn their home investment into a rental while waiting for the market to rebound," says Cindy. "I work to find the best renter possible and help the owners maintain the physical property so the value remains stable or increases as the market bears." Cindy screens the renters during their application process and conducts frequent inspections of the property. She also helps renters transition to homeowners.

If your family is also growing and you need more space, or if your little birds have grown and left the nest and it's time to downsize, now is a great time to be looking for your next home. Whatever changes your family is anticipating, we can help! Quick read more or view full article If you are buying or selling your home, or you need a property management team for your rental properties, even if you need to find a home or condo to rent, we’re here to help you! I work with an awesome team of seasoned and successful realtors and I have the time, energy and dedication to spend on selling your home, finding your perfect home and protecting your real estate investment.

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Featured Agent of the Week: Jan Garber

September 13, 2017
Congratulations to Jan Garber of Jan Garber & Associates, our Realtor of the Week! Staying in step with the rhythm of life in Grand Junction is Jan’s specialty. She knows this area inside and out, and since 1977 has been helping others make the most of their Real Estate opportunities in the Grand Valley.

Jan was born in nearby Mack and lived for a few years in California. Her family moved back to Grand Junction in 1954. She’s been here ever since. In fact, she just celebrated Grand Junction High School's 60th Reunion, class of 1957. If you were in that class and have not heard from them, give Jan MacTaggart Garber a call at 970-261-0690 or email her at jgarber@mbgj.com. "There are a lot of you that we have no idea where you are! LET US KNOW!" she says.

Though she loves traveling and seeing the diversity of the world, Jan values being able to come home to a truly Quick read more or view full article special place like Grand Junction. The diverse natural surroundings appeal to the avid outdoorswoman in her and the spirit of the city inspires her to make a difference in the community.

“There’s an old Ute Indian curse,” Jan says. “It says that ‘Once you move away, someday you will inevitably come back.’ In my case it’s true, though I don’t know why anyone would call it a curse. Coming back to Grand Junction was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s a true blessing for me to call this area home.”

Jan’s approach is based on creating personal relationships with her clients and getting to know what matters most to them. She brings a network of professional resources to the table for every client and is backed by a team of top professionals, giving you a distinct advantage throughout your move.

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Featured Agent of the Week: Hal Heath

August 29, 2017
Congratulations to Hal Heath of Heath & Company Realtors, our realtor of the week! Hal has been a realtor in Grand Junction since 1983 when he received his realtor license. He's a recipient of the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation and has a breadth of experience in the new home construction industry and the move-up residential market. "I've worked with two generations of clients, and especially enjoy helping families and investors accomplish their goals," said Hal. "I love helping families move up to their next home that's the right fit for them and their needs, and now I am helping clients sell and downsize for their future."

Hal raised 3 children in the Grand Valley and appreciates the excellent quality of life in the Grand Junction area. He is a strong proponent of  the new school bond issue and hopes you will join him in voting YES for District 51. We need to help build our future in Grand Junction! 

After Quick read more or view full article years of community involvement, and as an investor himself, he has a true understanding of the real estate market, and would love to put that expertise to work for you. To get in touch with Hal about your next move give him a call at 970-250-9515.
 


 
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Featured Agent of the Week: Debbie Thomas

August 8, 2017
Congratulations to Debbie Thomas of DKT Realty Inc., our Realtor of the Week! Instead of focusing on herself, Debbie wants to focus on one of her properties:

627 Fletcher Lane in North GJ
This property is back on the market with a huge price reduction! 5 bed 3 bath 3 car on almost 1 acre, 3764 sf with lots of upgrades inside! New carpet, newer kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances. Fully landscaped, fenced yard with iron fencing. Custom water feature. Two family rooms plus a living room. RV parking. Price reduced to $449,000

To get in touch with Debbie about this property or any other property, give her a call at  970-261-3309
 

Welcome Melissa Brundage to Karie Hill O'Connor & Company!

August 7, 2017
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Melissa Brundage as Broker Associate with Karie Hill O’Connor & Company!

Melissa came to the Grand Valley in 2004 from our neighbor state of Utah where she received her Bachelors of Psychology from Utah State University, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling. Melissa and her husband Gerald have 3 wonderful children who range in ages from 4 years to 13 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!  Since getting her Real Estate license, Melissa has worked with many clients, from investors to first time home buyers. She is excited to now be part of Metro Brokers Grand Junction and Karie Hill O’Connor & Company!  Melissa says, “I would love to help you buy or sell Your home, so please contact me today!” 
You can reach Melissa at 970-216-1098 or via e-mail at: mbrundagegj@gmail.com
 

Featured Agent of the Week: Cindy Dickey

August 3, 2017
Our Featured Agent this week is Cindy Dickey, Broker/Owner of High Desert Realty. Back in January, we let you know our team was expecting a new addition to the family - well that new addition is here! Camden was born to Corinne & Chris on July 24, 2017. We are all grateful for our new addition to our happy, healthy family!

If your family is also growing and you need more space, or if your little birds have grown and left the nest and it's time to downsize, now is a great time to be looking for your next home. Whatever changes your family is anticipating, we can help! If you are buying or selling your home, or you need a property management team for your rental properties, even if you need to find a home or condo to rent, we’re here to help you!

Check out our website here:
http://www.highdesertrealtypm.com
 

Featured Agent of the Week: Dee Dee Hansen

July 26, 2017
Congratulations to Dee Dee Hansen of Hansen & Associates Realty, our Realtor of the Week! Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is essential that you partner with a Real Estate Professional who can meet your needs and understand your lifestyle. Dee Dee has 23 years of experience and remains in the top 4% of Realtors in the Grand Valley. She has the knowledge, skills and expertise to support your individual needs. She says, “This is not a job, it’s what I love – helping people realize their dreams!”
 

Featured Agent of the Week: Dana Weiszbrod

July 18, 2017
Congratulations to Dana Weiszbrod of Hansen & Associates Realty, our Realtor of the Week! Dana is a Colorado Girl through and through! She moved to Grand Junction over 20 years ago and knew she had found her forever home. She and her husband have four active and beautiful teenagers.

"We love living and raising our kids in the Grand Valley and enjoy being part of this amazing community," said Dana. 

During their time in the Grand Valley, Dana and her husband have bought and sold more than 30 fix and flip properties. "It is a passion of mine to take a distressed property and turn it in to someone’s updated new home," said Dana. "I'm excited to pursue a real estate career in the Grand Junction area so I can use what I have learned from our buying & selling experiences to help my clients."

To get in touch with Dana for any of your real estate needs, give her a call at 970-250-8518 or send her an Quick read more or view full article e-mail at dkwbroker@gmail.com

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CHFA loans can make homeownership a reality

July 18, 2017
If you've always dreamed of owning your own home but didn't think you could afford it, CHFA loans (Colorado Housing and Finance Authority) may make it possible. CHFA’s mission is to strengthen Colorado by investing in affordable housing and community development. They were created in 1973 by the Colorado General Assembly to address the shortage of affordable housing in the state. In 1982, when the Colorado economy was experiencing economic difficulties, C?HFA also began making loans to businesses.????

With a CHFA loan for home purchases, they offer:
  • Home purchase and refinance loans
  • Down payment assistance
  • Closing cost assistance
  • Homebuyer education classes???


CHFA's goal is to strengthen communities across Colorado by investing in them: more than $13.2 billion has been invested into Colorado’s economy in the last 43 years. These resources have helped:
  • 94,786 ?Colorado homebuyers achieve homeownership;
  • 117,528 households attend homebuyer education classes held statewide;
  • 62,439 affordable rental housing units be developed or preserved; and
  • 4,527 businesses access capital to support 59,793 jobs.???


The images below offer an overview of CHFA, the steps and requirements to obtain a loan, and a breakdown and comparison of the various Quick read more or view full article CHFA loans available.





























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If you'd like to see if CHFA can help you, contact their office on the Western Slope:
348 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501??
970.241.2341
800.877.8450
970.241.9422 (fax)


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Featured Agent of the Week: Beth Cotlar

July 11, 2017
Congratulations to Beth Cotlar of Jan Garber & Associates, our Realtor of the Week! Beth brings 10 years of knowledge in advertising sales with an innate understanding of interior design to her real estate career. These skills offer her clients added benefits when marketing their homes to sell or when purchasing new properties. Beth understands how best to showcase a home’s assets when selling, and, if buying, Beth is uniquely skilled at identifying the details that a client defines for their dream home!

Beth is eager to assist you with any of your real estate needs whether it is buying or selling a home, or looking for investment opportunities through real estate. You can contact her at beth@mbgj.com, or call 970-243-3376 or 713-208-5103.

Welcome Norrie Derner with Heath & Co Realtors!

June 12, 2017
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Norrie Derner who recently joined Heath & Company Realtors as Broker Associate! Norrie has been in business it the Valley for 40 years, so she may already be a familiar face to you. During that time, Norrie said she's had the great fortune of meeting many wonderful people from all walks of life.

"Owning and operating a furniture store allowed me to use my interior design skills to help make houses into warm, inviting homes," said Norrie. "Working with contractors to remodel older homes, develop commercial properties and build new homes has given me the opportunity to see the real estate market from several perspectives."

For the past several years, Norrie honed her real estate skills working for local attorneys in property management and liquidation of assets. "I can use all my experience, to help you find the property that’s just right for your needs," says Norrie.

If you would like help Quick read more or view full article with anything in real estate, or if you see her on the slopes, down at the lake or biking around town, stop and say “Hi!” You can reach Norrie at Heath & Company Realtors/Metro Brokers Grand Junction, by phone at 970.261.5994, or email at norriederner1@gmail.com. Read Less

Featured Agent of the Week: Nicole Rich

June 7, 2017
Congratulations to Nicole Rich of Gear & Associates, our realtor of the week! Nicole started in real estate in 2015. Her late grandfather always taught her to never give up and to always do what makes her happy, so she took his advice, got her real estate license and couldn't be happier.

Nicole understands that purchasing or selling a home is a very important decision and a big undertaking in life. With that in mind, she works hard to help you find the ideal home or sell your current home with the least amount of hassle, relying on her expertise and the full complement of resources available at Metro Brokers Grand Junction.

"Whether it is your first home or your tenth home, a retirement home or an investment property, as your Realtor I will work hard to make your experience a positive one," says Nicole. "Most people only choose a few homes in their lifetime. Quick read more or view full article I am going to make sure that you are well equipped with up-to-date information for your big decision."

Nicole has 2 wonderful kids and an amazing husband that inspire her to work harder every day. She loves helping people and finds that getting to know her clients has been one of the most rewarding parts about her career, helping some amazing people along the way that are now lifelong friends.

Nicole is prepared to guide you through every phase of the home buying or selling process. To get in touch with Nicole to buy or sell your property, give her a call at 970-640-9965.  Read Less

Featured Agent of the Week: Stephanie Dickey

May 23, 2017
Congratulations to Stephanie Dickey of High Desert Realty, our realtor of the week! Stephanie is a Colorado native and a graduate of Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree. She is an avid hiker and climber, enjoying all the great outdoor activities of the Grand Valley. As a Realtor and Property Management Specialist, Stephanie offers a wide range of real estate services. She can help tenants with all aspects of renting and maintaining their homes and assist investors who want to find, purchase, then rent properties. She can also skillfully lead home buyers and sellers through the process of achieving their personal real estate goals. Whatever your goals in real estate or property management, call Stephanie today! She is ready to help. 970-201-3704 or stephdickey00@hotmail.com
 

Featured Agent of the Week: Mindy Timian-Winger

May 16, 2017
Congratulations to Mindy Timian-Winger, Broker/Owner of Western Slope Realty, our Realtor of the Week! Mindy started selling real estate in 1997 and excels in both Residential and Commercial sales. She offers the experience buyers & sellers are looking for, earned numerous Realtor honors, served on Realtor committees and boards as well as North West District Vice President for the Colorado Association of Realtors.

"Real estate is my passion, I want to make a difference for those that hire me putting my clients first!" said Mindy, who believes there is a need for caring people in the real estate profession. Mindy knows that the stresses encountered in buying and selling a home can be intense. She approaches such needs in an individualized manner, doing her best to anticipate and address the needs of her customers and clients. She excels in negotiations, working hard for her clients.

If you are thinking about buying or selling in the Grand Junction area, give Mindy a call Quick read more or view full article today at 970.209.0880 .Whether looking at Grand Junction area houses for sale or commercial real estate, Mindy wants to be YOUR  Grand Junction real estate Expert!  Read Less

Featured Agent of the Week: Mike Queally

May 12, 2017
Congratulations to Mike Queally of Apex Realty, LLC, our featured real estate agent of the week!

Rather than focusing on himself, Mike would rather focus on the properties he's selling. He has several homes available in the new River Trail Subdivision which is now building & selling Filing 3. These new homes are part of Grand Junction's first and only all Energy Star, all Solar Home subdivision! All homes exclusively built by Senergy Builders, featuring cutting edge architectural designs, plus energy savings all at VERY affordable price points. This new community captures views, has an RV Storage area, promotes sustainable living and outdoor activity, is adjacent to the Colorado River and the River Front Trail system, all right out your front door! If you haven't seen this new community you owe it to yourself to come by for a visit! Homes starting at $194,900.

To get in touch with Mike, give him a call at 970.216.3068

Featured Agent of the Week: Mike McGinnis

May 3, 2017

Congratulations to Mike McGinnis of Promark Realty, Inc, our realtor of the week! Mike has been a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker since 1983 and opened Promark Realty, Inc. in 1991. He's proud to be one of the original owners of Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc.

Mike grew up right here in Mesa County and along with his wife, Kim, feel fortunate to have lived and raised their two sons in such a vibrant place. 

"Real estate is one of the most exciting investments one can make, and it should be a fun and rewarding experience," says Mike. "If you're buying, I can help you select the home of your dreams by taking time to listen to your needs and desires. If you're selling, my real estate expertise and many effective marketing programs will give you the exposure and edge you need to sell your home quickly for top dollar."

So whether you are looking for property uptown, or land Quick read more or view full article downstream, Mike's local expertise and extensive experience with Grand Junction homes for sale will benefit you.

Mike considers this community an excellent place to reside and would love to share with you his enthusiasm for the many neighborhoods that encompass it. If you are looking for your next piece of Grand Junction real estate, you can get in touch with Mike at 970.234.6453

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Featured Agent of the Week: Larry Craven

April 26, 2017
Congratulations to Larry Craven of Craven Realty, our Realtor of the Week! Larry earned his marketing degree from San Diego State University, and received his first Real Estate license in 1984. He has been licensed in the State of Colorado since 1993. Larry specializes in Residential Real Estate with 10 years of experience in selling new construction. He has experience selling in good markets and in crashes, and always finds a way to get his listings sold.

“I love being a Real Estate Broker," says Larry. "I couldn’t see myself ever doing anything else. I pride myself on the level of service I give my clients and this is why I have joined Metro Brokers. Being a member of Metro Brokers gives me the chance to raise my service to the next level.”

Larry keeps selling all of his listings and finding the right home for his buyer clients and desperately needs to find more sellers and buyers who are truly interested in Quick read more or view full article results and are looking for the best price. 

If you want your home "SOLD" or if you want to find that "PERFECT HOME", at the best possible price, call Larry at 970-260-1024.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Kyler Frye

April 18, 2017
Congratulations to Kyler Frye of Hansen & Associates, our Realtor of the Week! Kyler has lived in the Grand Valley most of his life and is a fourth generation farmer here. His community involvement began at an early age with 4-H & FFA. "My experience with both of these excellent organizations has given me strong leadership & entrepreneurial skills," says Kyler. He enjoys the fine things of living in our valley – the small town atmosphere, the kind people, & the amazing outdoors! 

It is Kyler’s commitment to helping customers find just the right home that motivated him to pursue a real estate career. He offers cutting edge customer service and a strong love for our community and the people who live here. Meeting new people and helping customers find the right place to call "home” is Kyler’s passion. With his extensive knowledge of the Grand Valley he can help you find the right place. 

Kyler would love to show you around so you, too, Quick read more or view full article can plant your roots in our Valley. Call Kyler today at 970-773-3028 or email him at kylerfrye@gmail.com.

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Featured Agent of the Week: Janine Bailey

April 11, 2017
Congratulations to Janine Bailey of Gear & Associates Realty, our featured realtor of the week! Janine was born in California and raised in a small town Leona Valley. She got her first real estate license in 1988 working in Tehachapi, California. She specialized in land and custom home packages working with her General Contractor Dad.  

Janine moved to Denver in 1991 and then moved to Grand Junction in 1994. She worked for Great New Homes, where she met her husband John and then Zeck Homes as Purchasing Manager and Estimator. They now live in Collbran with their two dogs where Janine owns the dog grooming shop and her husband owns the taxidermy shop on Main Street. John also does Construction Remodeling.  

She is an avid hunter, both archery and rifle. Her very first big game animal she shot was a black bear with her bow in Canada while she and John were dating. She also likes boating and fishing, horseback Quick read more or view full article riding, 4-wheeling and all outdoor activities. Janine supports helping shelter dogs find homes and is always helping her friends and neighbors find their next dog!  

She's passionate about Western Colorado living and loves to help people discover the charm and beauty our area has to offer. She would love to help you find your next dream property!!

Follow her on Facebook at Janine Stacy Bailey, Gear & Associates Realty, email her at jb@mbgj.com or call or text her at (970) 589-4123.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Felecia Bishop

February 28, 2017
Congratulations to our featured agent of the week, Felecia Bishop of Gear & Associates Realty! 

Born and raised in Western Colorado, Felecia has a strong appreciation for the variety and beauty that Colorado has to offer and can't imagine life anywhere else. She started out in Gunnison, Colorado before moving to the Grand Valley to attend Mesa State College to study marketing and financing. 

The values embodied by Metro Brokers parallel her own high ethical standards. Felecia believes that teamed with Metro Brokers Grand Junction's uncompromising integrity, and her honest, hardworking nature, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished!

Felecia and her husband Ray have three beautiful daughters. "My family is my life! They are what make my world complete!" said Felecia. Together, they enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, sports, and boating in Lake Powell. "We also travel as often as we can, including to Hong Kong where my mother is from and where many family members currently live!" she explains. 

Please feel free to call Felecia anytime, Quick read more or view full article without obligation, at 970-260-8258, to help with any of your real estate needs.

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Featured Agent of the Week: Dee Dee Hansen

February 14, 2017
Our featured realtor of the week is Dee Dee Hansen, Broker/Owner of Hansen & Associates Realty! Today being Valentine's Day, she shares “A Little Bit of Love” with everyone today. “My real estate is about the individuals I work with. My client pool becomes the basis for my friends and family. The most special thing to me, is my heart – my love for the people around me – my friends, family, co-workers," said Dee Dee. "I wish all of you this same love in your lives today and every day!” 

A Grand Junction native who is raising her family here, Dee Dee has several prestigious real estate designations that give her an edge in real estate: Certified Residential Specialist (CRS); Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS); Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI); and Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE). Dee Dee has worked in real estate in Grand Junction for two decades, clearly understanding the stresses of buying and selling property. Her passion for real estate, as Quick read more or view full article well as continually reviewing in-depth real estate studies, come together to guide you through your next real estate transaction whether you are buying, selling or investing.  

“I strive to help make your real estate dreams come true, with the right home, in the right location, and the right amenities to fit your needs," explains Dee Dee. "I look forward to serving you and sharing my experience - along with my pride of living in Grand Junction!” Read Less

Featured Agent of the Week: Debbie Thomas

February 7, 2017
Congratulations to Debbie Thomas, Broker/Owner of DKT Realty, our Agent of the Week! Debbie was raised on an 800 acre farm in Fruita and has been a resident of the Grand Valley her entire life. Her husband of 30 years is a "hands-on builder" and they have two beautiful daughters, Jennifer and Stephanie. Debbie has more than 30 years of retail and sales experience. Licensed in real estate in Colorado since 1996, she was a 2 Million Dollar producer her first year in the business. She specializes in residential real estate, new homes, farm and ranch real estate, and relocation.

"My number one priority in real estate is to take care of the needs of my clients," says Debbie. "Giving that extra effort to meet your real estate needs is not only my business philosophy, but a life-long commitment to providing you with exemplary personalized service beyond your expectations. It is my desire to listen, hear and truly understand your needs."

To have Quick read more or view full article Debbie help you find the real estate you need, give her a call at 970.261.3309
 
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Featured Agent of the Week: Dana Weiszbrod

January 24, 2017

Congratulations to Dana Weiszbrod, our featured Agent of the Week! Dana is truly a Colorado Girl through and through, moving to Grand Junction 20+ years ago. She knew then that she had found her "forever" home. Since moving to Grand Junction, Dana and her husband have bought and sold more than 30 fix and flip properties. Their passion is to take a distressed property and turn it in to someone’s updated new home. With that experience, Dana jumped into her real estate career so she can apply what's she's learned from her own buying & selling experiences to help her clients.  

Dana and her husband Trent (owner & operator of Trent Plumbing and Heating) have four active and beautiful teenagers. They love living and raising their kids in the Grand Valley and enjoy being part of this amazing community. 

She looks forward to welcoming you as a client with Hansen & Associates Realty and Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc.!  Contact her for any of your real estate needs Quick read more or view full article at 970-250-8518 or dkwbroker@gmail.com.

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Featured Agent of the Week: Teri Styers

December 13, 2016

Our featured agent this week is Teri Styers of Ford Realty! Teri is an experienced house “flipper” with a strong background in property management, HOA management and business management. She adopted the Grand Valley as her home 35 years ago, raising her four children with her husband on farms in East Orchard Mesa and Collbran.

Teri enjoys world travel, with a well-used passport as proof. Locally, she enjoys interesting restaurants, good books, cooking and small scale gardening. She also has a fascination with Tiny Houses and intends to build one someday.

Teri believes that real estate is the very best investment and wants to help others find what they are looking for. She's also available to help you strategize on how to find the ideal buyer for your existing real estate.

To get in touch with Teri to start your home search or list your home,contact her at: teri@mbgj.com or 970-270-0805.

Featured Agent of the Week: Mindy Timian-Winger

November 30, 2016
Our Featured Agent this week is Mindy Timian-Winger.  Mindy is Broker/Owner of Western Slope Realty. “It’s a great time to express gratitude!," says Mindy. "I am grateful to be part of Metro Brokers Grand Junction – I love it here!” 

Real estate is Mindy’s passion, and she always puts her clients first.  From Sign Up to Sign Down, Mindy works with skill, experience and diligence to make a difference!

Mindy believes there is a need for caring people in the real estate profession. The stresses encountered in buying and selling can be intense. She approaches such needs in an individualized manner, doing her best to anticipate and address the needs of her customers and clients.  She excels in negotiations, working hard for those that hire her. Let her help you bring your keys home! 

If you're ready to search for your next house without the stress, get in touch with Mindy at 970.209.0880.

Featured Agent of the Week: Mike McGinnis

November 10, 2016

Our featured Grand Junction Real Estate Agent of the Week is Mike McGinnis of Promark Realty, Inc.

A Grand Valley native, Mike considers this community an excellent place to reside and would love to share with you his enthusiasm for the many neighborhoods that encompass it.

According to Mike, no matter what happened in the election, we each have to do whatever it takes to be successful. Instead of blaming outside forces for our problems, we need to take responsibility for our own success. Mike encourages everyone to think about what each of us can be doing for our local community. Would you want to coach soccer for a group of youth? Do you enjoy helping in the non-profit community? Then get out and do it!

For help searching for your dream home in Grand Junction, get in touch with Mike at 970.243.3376.

Pumpkin Carving Contest & Chili Cook-Off Winners!

November 1, 2016

Congratulations to the winners of our Pumpkin Carving Contest and Chili Cook-Off!

CHILI WINNERS

Best Chili: Mindy Timian-Winger with her “Mindy & Marc’s Famous Chili”
2nd Place: Felecia Bishop 
3rd Place: Hal Heath

PUMPKIN CARVING WINNERS

Best Overall: Doug & Peggie Ford with Olaf the Pumpkin
Scariest Pumpkin: Mike McGinnis with the warty pumpkin
Most Creative Pumpkin: Nicole Rich with the black cat pumpkin

Metro Brokers Welcomes Tracy Jackson!

October 20, 2016
Metro Brokers is happy to announce another new broker joining their team! Tracy Jackson recently joined the growing team of brokers at Gear & Associates Realty, bringing her expertise in business and sales to her real estate career.

As a long time resident of Western Colorado, Tracy brings a strong sales and business background to her real estate career. These skills offer her clients the benefits of excellent negotiation skills and good old common sense approaches to the real estate transaction.

Outside of work, Tracy is very involved with Mesa County youth, serving in the past as a 4H leader, and today is still very involved with the Mesa County Fair. She spends family time with her husband and son at team ropings, barrel races and rodeos.

Tracy is excited to assist you and your family find the perfect Western Colorado property. Please feel free to call her anytime!

Tracy Jackson
Gear & Associates Realty
(970) 210-7707
tracyjacksongj@gmail.com 

Welcome Rick Thurtle to our Grand Junction real estate team!

October 10, 2016

Introducing Rick Thurtle, the newest addition to our real estate team!

Rick is a realtor because he loves to use his knowledge, experience and attention to detail to make real estate transactions as smooth and profitable as possible. He is a Certified Real Estate Negotiations Expert to ensure you get the most out of your transaction.

Rick is a longtime Grand Valley resident, developing relationships over the years both in the real estate and non-profit worlds, to help you achieve your real estate goals, whether it is residential, commercial or investment opportunities.

Additionally, he has served on the board of directors of several non-profit entities including the United Way of Mesa County, the Salvation Army, the Center for Independence, the Roice Hurst Humane Society, Mesa County RSVP, the American Red Cross and many others. He also spent more than two decades as a news anchor, including eight years at our local NBC affiliate, KKCO-TV.

Rick and his wife Vicki feel fortunate that their Golden Retriever, Fletcher, allows them to share a home with him. Fletch was a rescue dog at the Roice Hurst Humane Quick read more or view full article Society.

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Metro Brokers Welcomes Janine Bailey

September 14, 2016
We're growing again and welcoming Janine Bailey to the Metro Brokers family!


Janine became a licensed Realtor in California early in her career, where her general contractor Dad taught her his business. She worked in all phases of construction, and her speciality was putting together land/home packages. She also worked for the US Housing Corp in San Diego as an Estimator.
 
In 1991 Janine moved to Colorado's Front Range then, after a few years, moved to the Western Slope where she worked as a purchasing agent and purchasing manager for new construction homes. 
 
Janine and her husband John live in Collbran with their 3 dogs where she has been a dog groomer the past 8 years. John works in construction and remodeling, and also manages his taxidermy business there. They own a historic building on Main Street in Collbran, known to locals as the "Fluff & Stuff Shop."

Janine specializes in mountain living homes and properties all Quick read more or view full article along the Western Slope. Janine is happy to help you find your dream property, so give her a call or email today! Read Less

Welcome Mindy Timian-Winger to Metro Brokers Grand Junction Inc.

June 14, 2016
We are priveldged and excited to introduce one of our newest members of the Metro Brokers Grand Junction Inc family. 
Please help us welcome Mindy Timian-Winger.

What a Thrifty Cause

May 8, 2016
Metro Brokers Grand Junction Inc. held a parking lot sale Saturday May 7th to raise money and awareness for a cause that is close to everyone's heart, Relay for Life and The American Cancer society.The American Cancer Society- Relay for Life. With the help of our clients and friends we had lots of great items donated that that then were sold at the yard sale. People came out in the rain to shop and eat. We grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and had the cutest kids serving lemonade. It was a huge success with over $1100 raised the day of and we still have donations coming in.  We will continue to collect donations until the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on June 11th
We want to THANK EVERYONE that donated, showed up in
support, bought great stuff and ate some darn good Quick read more or view full article burgers. We had a great time and will continue to accept donations through June 11th. We love our community.
Metro Brokers Grand Junction Inc.
It's not just property, it's people.
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New Mentor-ship Program Announced

January 15, 2016
Metro Brokers Grand Junction Inc. starts program to invest in the future of local real estate.
 
Metro Brokers Grand Junction Inc. is excited to announce a new mentorship program designed for Broker Associates who want the resources available with large corporate Real Estate Companies but also want the freedom of owning their own company in the future. This new program is ideal for partnering with Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc., an industry leader who offers just such an opportunity.
 
The program is a unique opportunity that partners Broker Associates who have less than two years of active real estate license experience with one of the Broker/Owners at Metro Brokers Grand Junction Inc. Our Broker/Owners have a wide array of experience and the new Broker Associate can choose the best partner for them based on common career interests and goals. Once the yearlong mentorship is finished, the Broker Associate will be in the position to open their own company and be a part of the Metro Broker Grand Junction Inc. family.
 
“It’s a Quick read more or view full article way for us to invest in the future of entrepreneurial Real Estate professionals who will be serving our community for years to come” says Mike McGinnis, VP of Metro Brokers Grand Junction Inc. “We are looking to help new people in the industry with lower operating fees (contact Metro Brokers Grand Junction Inc for specifics) and the opportunity to work side by side with veteran Brokers. After the year program is complete, they will know if stepping into their own business is right for them. We want to give them an opportunity to see the Metro Brokers Inc. way of being in business for themselves but not by themselves”.

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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 www.gjrealtors.com) 

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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Broker Spotlight Introduces Beth Cotlar with Jan Garber & Associates

September 3, 2015


I am originally from Houston and have lived in Grand Junction for 7 years with my husband Dr. Stephan Cotlar.

I enjoy interior decorating, antiques, and resale shopping. I am an avid animal lover and supporter of Roice Hurst.

I am a member of Community Hospital Foundation Board,

I lived in New York City for 11 years. I was there during 9-11 and volunteered with the Salvation Army at Ground Zero feeding the relief and rescue crews for the 3 months after the attacks.



 I bring 10 years of knowledge in advertising sales with an innate understanding of interior design, to my real estate career. These  skills offer my clients added benefits when marketing their homes to sell.I understand how best to showcase a home’s assets when selling.

I am eager to assist you with any of your Quick read more or view full article real estate needs whether it is buying or selling a home, or looking for investment opportunities through real estate. You can contact me at beth@mbgj.com, or call 970-243-3376 or 713-208-5103.

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Tips For Lowering Property Taxes

May 31, 2015
Property taxes can be a pretty big chunk of change each year, and as of 2013 in Grand Junction, Colorado, the median cost of property taxes for those who have a mortgage is $1,117. If you want to lower your property taxes, you're not only going to have to take precautions, but practice due diligence as well. The following are some of the top tips for lowering property taxes if you own real estate in Grand Junction.
 
Check for discrepancies on the card
 
If you don't already have your property tax card, ask for it, then check to make sure all the information is correct. For example, check that the square footage and number of rooms is correct. You could end up walking away with a lower total for your property taxes if any of the information is exaggerated.
 
Know what credits you're eligible for
 
There are quite a few people who are likely eligible for discounts on their property taxes and don't even realize it. For example, those who are Quick read more or view full article veterans, disabled, and/or considered a senior citizen should look into how to lower their property taxes based on their situation.
 
Don't make any drastic property changes
 
Whether you put in a pool or construct a deck, anything you do to build on your home can increase its value, and therefore, up the amount of your property taxes. Before you do anything, you can actually call the Grand Junction tax office and ask them about how much your property taxes would go up so you know ahead of time if you can afford the change, not only in the short run, but the long term.
 
Point out negatives to the tax assessor
 
While walking around your piece of Grand Junction real estate, your tax assessor is going to keep an eye out for all the nice, fancy things about the property, but what you should be doing is pointing out the good AND the bad. For example, when you're walking through the kitchen, you can say, “Yes, the appliances are new, but the floor is a disaster and the tile is cracked.”
 
Review the assessor's findings
 
Don't just accept the assessor's findings for what they are without going over them. Let's say his comparables were way off, and he looked at much larger and nicer homes a mile away rather than ones that are in your neighborhood and valued them the same. This is where it becomes a problem for you and your property tax value. Give the assessor reasons to think your property is far worse than those other properties are, and make sure he took note of that in his report.
 
Challenge any discrepancies on time
 
If there are any discrepancies regarding the property taxes for your piece of Grand Junction real estate, you don't have an endless amount of time to appeal the decision. Check here for the more on the appeal process in Mesa County.
 
If you own a piece of Grand Junction real estate, know that you have options when it comes to lowering your property taxes, and it doesn't just start before the process begins, but also after if you don't agree with the results. Stay informed of your rights and be vigilant and you could end up with a lower amount than you expected.
 
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Broker Spotlight Introduces Mike McGinnis with Promark Realty, Inc.

May 22, 2015
I grew up here and love calling Grand Junction and Western Colorado home. The lanscape is inspiring and it feels comfortable here, like a well worn pair of jeans. I have always felt that as a businessman I have a responsibility to do things that benefit not only my own family but also our community. This lead me to get my Real Estate license and I have been in this industry since 1983.

My beautiful wife Kim and I will be celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary in July. We have raised two amazing sons that we are very proud of and have the joy of being grandparents to twin granddaughters who will celebrate their first birthday next week!





We enjoy traveling, scuba diving and spending time at Lake Powell and Grand Mesa. Scuba diving has allowed us to travel to interesting parts of the world that Quick read more or view full article we would never have thought of visiting. Of course now our traveling is to visit Layla and Lucy who live in Lakewood Colorado.


                                     

As a family we strongly believe in being active in our community. We support both the adult and teen homeless shelters in GJ. I have friends with MS and my little sister is a 10 year cancer survivor. So, we support those causes as well. In the past I have served on the board of directors for Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley, a shelter here in Grand Junction and also on the board of Caprock Academy, a charter school in GJ. In addition, to provide support our industry I have served on many Realtor committees and am a past President of the local Board of Realtors.

I enjoy residential and small farm and land property sales. I hold the Accredited Land Consultant designation from the Realtor Land Institute. I grew up here and know the area. I have survived the ups and downs of our local economy and enjoy what I do. 

If you would like to contact Mike McGinnis with Promark Realty Inc. he can be reached at mm@mbgj.com or 970-234-6453.

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Broker Spotlight Introduces Jen Pedersen with Mesa West Real Estate

May 9, 2015
Meet Jen Pedersen with Mesa West Real Estate.


A native of Southern Minnesota (go ahead, ask me to say "Boat" or "You Bet!") I attended South Dakota State University where I obtained my BS in Sociology with a minor in Economics and I continued on at SDSU while working fulltime to obtain my MS in Industrial Management.  I met my husband, Jim, after college when we both happened to be on campus one day.  We moved to Grand Junction to pursue careers in 2001 and are ever-so-grateful for our move!



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We waited a bit to start our family, focusing on careers - for Jim, in Banking, and for me, in the Title Industry, the construction industry, then real estate.  One of those little-known-facts . . . we owned a few Subway Restaurants located outside of GJ Quick read more or view full article in the early 00s as well.  Yes, I am a corporate-trained "Sandwich Artist" and am certified to make TCBY ice cream cakes!

We were so excited to welcome our first two daughters in 2008 - twins (not identical) born on Leap Year!  #3 Daughter followed in 2010 and #4 in 2013 on April Fools Day.  We love having a group of little individuals running about!  While our days and nights are often very crazy with the schedules of little people, we wouldn't have it any other way.

              
I am a huge advocate for early detection and research about breast cancer - with no familial history of breast cancer, in December 2013 at the age of 38 I was diagnosed with stage 1A breast cancer - last year was spent adjusting to life following a double mastectomy, chemo and radiation - my ever-supportive husband, my family and friends, and my work in real estate helped us stay focused on the future (I never stopped working throughout my diagnosis, treatment and recovery).  I'm proud to now be half-way through reconstruction.  While my hair isn't quite what it used to be . . . hey, I have hair!


The entire 10 years I've been a realtor has been spent associated with this Metro Brokers Grand Junction group.  Such an approachable and willing group I have never found in any business or career.  I appreciate those with whom I am affiliated at Metro Brokers, and am proud to be a Realtor in the Grand Valley.

To contact Jen Pedersen at Mesa West Real Estate call
970-201-4468.
                                   
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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 www.metrobrokersgj.com. 



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Types of Mortgages

April 18, 2015


Looking for homes for sale in Grand Junction means you also have to decide on what mortgage would work for you and your particular situation. There are several different kinds of mortgages out there, so always talk to a lender. If you don't have one, your broker may have references available to help you.
 
Fixed rate mortgage
 
Having a fixed rate mortgage means you'll know what you're paying every month as the interest rate won't change. You can get either a 15-year or a 30-year, and while the former allows for a lower interest rate, the latter allows for lower monthly payments. It's harder to get a fixed rate mortgage than it is for one that's adjustable, and in many cases, a high down payment is necessary.
 

Adjustable rate mortgage 
 
An adjustable rate mortgage, also known as an ARM, is another mortgage option for those looking for homes for sale in Grand Junction. An ARM is Quick read more or view full article not as stable as a fixed-rate mortgage considering the monthly payment can drastically change over time, so it could be a problem for those who will be paying it into their retirement years or who don't have a paycheck with a given amount every time.
 
Combo fixed-rate and ARM
 
Those searching for homes in Grand Junction, Colorado may be interested to learn that there are mortgages that are a combo between a fixed-rate mortgage and an ARM. For a certain amount of years, the monthly payment and interest rate don't change, but then they switch over to fluctuating monthly payments. For example, there is the 10/1 ARM, the 3/1 ARM, and the 5/1 ARM where for the first 10, 3, and 5 years (respectively) the payments will stay the same, after which, every year thereafter, the interest rate will change.
 
Reverse mortgage
 
When you're buying a home in Grand Junction, another type of mortgage to consider is a reverse mortgage. It's where a person borrows against their home and will not be expected to pay back the mortgage until they sell the house or die, however, depending on the terms, the heir(s) may be able to pay back the reverse mortgage if they want to keep the home. The borrower's credit is typically not relevant because the home is essentially collateral.
 
Before you make a decision about which mortgage to get, it's vital to thoroughly weigh all your options before you even start searching for homes in Grand Junction. The more informed you are, the easier and better it will be to choose a mortgage that's right for you. 
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Broker Spotlight Introduces Debbie Thomas with DKT Realty, Inc.

April 9, 2015

Meet Debbie Thomas with DKT Realty, Inc.
 
I’m 19 years in the business, and have been a managing broker for 7 years
here at Metro-DKT Realty Inc. I specialize in residential, income properties,
farms & land sales. Also I specialize in mountain cabin sales at
Arrowhead subdivision in Cimarron Colorado and belong to the
Montrose board of realtors. 




 
 
I have been married 35 years this year to my high  school sweetheart-Guy Thomas. And have to beautiful daughters Stephanie & Jennifer, along with 1 special son in-law Brandon.
                                                      
I love to go to our cabin at Arrowhead and ATV in the summer and snowmobile in Quick read more or view full article the winter. Along with our summer trips to lake Powell on our house boat are family fun for all of us. I love to travel to Hawaii when I can and the family comes along making it a special trip. :)
 
   
 
I’m a fulltime Broker and very experienced and always go the extra mile to get the job  done!! I love my job! If you are looking to buy or sell a home I would love to help, call me at 970-261-3309. For more information about Debbie Thomas, DKT Realty Inc. and to see her listings, visit her webpage.
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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. www.metrobrokersgj.com Read Less