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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

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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
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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