Lori Chesnick


Lori Chesnick
Chesnick Realty, LLC
137 N Peach St.
Fruita, CO 81521

Where did you grow up?
Believe it or not, I am a fourth generation Fruita girl. I couldn’t get away with anything. From the time I left the house to where ever I was going, Mom was getting calls. Small town! I am also related to one of Fruita’s most famous figures. Yes, you guessed it! Mike, The Headless Chicken. Well, not related to Mike, but Uncle Lloyd was Mike’s owner. And yes, I have been known to run around like a “chicken with its head cut off.”

My husband, Loren, and I are very lucky to have family here close.  My oldest son, Joseph, lives in Denver and my youngest son, Jacob and wife Bethany live in Fruita. I have the three MOST wonderful grandchildren in the WORLD: Hailey, Kayla and Anthony. It is pretty awesome to have my children and grandchildren grow up in the same town that I did. My parents still live in the same house that I grew up in. Lots and lots of memories.

How long have you worked in real estate?
My first encounter with the real estate business was about 36 years ago. I was working for Ute Realty, here in Fruita, as a secretary. I kind of got the bug at that time. Later on (after several different jobs) I had the opportunity to go to work at Fruita Realty. Those were the days of a four-page contract, typewriter, and carbon paper and MLS books.  You didn’t do a computer search; you drove to the court house to look up property cards. Wow! Changes. I work with an amazing group of people. We work hard, offer support to each other, and make sure that when one of us gets some well-deserved time off, our clients are well taken care of in our absence. And we do have a lot of fun!

What would you consider your specialty?
First-time home buyers. There is something very special about helping someone to purchase their home. Especially their first home. I am very grateful that I have had the opportunity to help several generations of the same family purchase homes. That is amazing.

What is the most gratifying aspect of what you do?
Each and every person that you deal with has a story, life, wants and needs.
• Listen to what they want
• Work to get them to where they want to be
• Kindness matters

What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a home today?
You need to know what you can afford and if you are not in a position to buy right now, then what you need to do to get there.  Your lender is key. Find a lender that has a great reputation. Then we have a TEAM: buyers, lender, and agent. All working together to help you achieve your goal. Communicate: Communication is the key to ANY relationship. Talk, ask questions, and say “what if.”

What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a home today?
You don’t get a second chance. When people say first impressions count. They really do. Clean, scrub and fix all those things you were going to fix someday. Someday is here.

Why should someone use you as a real estate agent?
I love what I do. The dad of a good friend of mine calls me “that hard working old gal.” I am and do work hard for each and every one of my buyers and sellers.

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