Where did you grow up?
I grew up all over the Western United States but mostly California, Nevada and Colorado. My dad was in power line construction. So needless to say I saw a lot of country and met a lot of people.
I have been married to my friend and business partner Randy VanConett for 30 years. We were teenagers when we met and got married. We have two beautiful daughters. Jaime Gallob (25) is married to Jeff Gallob and they have given us two beautiful grandchildren; two year old twins Jaide and Jaxen. Danielle VanConett (21) works for our local Land Title company.
What do you enjoy most about living in the Grand Junction area?
I moved to Grand Junction as a freshman and this is where I put down roots. In my opinion it is the best place to live and raise children. I love the four seasons, the beauty and the abundant recreation opportunities.
How long have you worked in real estate?
I just completed my 8th year. All of those with RE/MAX 4000, Inc.
What would you consider your specialty?
I specialize in commercial and industrial buildings.
Do you have any accreditations or certifications?
My designations are: Certified Negotiation Expert, Certified Distressed Property Expert and Certified Commercial Investment Member.
What is the most challenging/ gratifying aspect of what you do?
Every successful closing is gratifying. When all is said and done that is what it’s all about. A Seller got their property sold, a buyer got the property they wanted and we get a paycheck. Contrary to what some people believe, we don’t get paid until we have a successful closing.
What is the most unique property you’ve ever listed or sold?
I had a ranch property that was being re-zoned to industrial and the owner wanted to sell and relocate. We had a buyer for the property but needed to get it re-zoned to industrial before they would close. Of course the seller didn’t want to sell unless they could find a suitable replacement property. We found the property they wanted but couldn’t tie it up and buy it until the ranch was sold. So I purchased the property until the ranch property closed and sold. It worked out well for everyone.
What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a home today?
Be diligent about looking. It’s disappointing when you find the house you love only to then find out it’s under contract.
What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a home today?
Listen to your Realtor about pricing and condition.
What do you see in the future of real estate sales/prices?
I believe we will continue to see a slight increase in values until we see interest rates go up.
Why should someone use you as a real estate agent?
I try to make every client feel like they are my only client. Like their deal is my only priority. Ultimately when we have a successful closing I want them to be able to say “She worked her tail off for us”!