Realtor news for Dec. 15, 2013

Ann Hayes installed as
 state Realtor board treasurer
The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) installed its 2013-2014 Leadership Council during the organization’s 93rd annual State Convention held in Denver in October.

Ann Hayes, a broker with Keller Williams Realty in Grand Junction, was installed as CAR Treasurer.

A long time real estate broker for 28 years and in Colorado since 1995, she is a relocation specialist, trained in corporate relocation and military relocation. Ann Hayes also has a wealth of experience in investment properties, new home construction, short sales and foreclosures.

“We’re very excited to welcome Ann as our state treasurer and member of our leadership council for the coming year,” said CAR CEO/CFO Don Flynn. “She brings tremendous experience both as a real estate professional and an organizational leader to this position. Throughout her work at the local, state and national levels, Ann has earned the trust of her peers and the confidence of our entire statewide membership.”

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® is the state’s largest real estate trade association that represents more than 19,500 members statewide. The association supports private property rights, equal housing opportunities and is the voice of real estate in Colorado. For more information, visit http://www.ColoradoREALTORS.com.

GJARA Donates to Flood Disaster Relief Efforts
The Grand Junction Area REALTOR® Association (GJARA) donated $5,000 to the Colorado Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTORS® Relief Foundation to offer financial assistance in the form of grants to victims of the recent Colorado floods.

Assistance is available to qualified applicants towards one of the following options:

1) Monthly mortgage expense for the primary residence that was damaged by Colorado Floods or;

2) Cost of temporary shelter due to displacement from the primary residence resulting from the floods.

Relief assistance is limited, up to $1,500 per applicant and one grant per residence. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2014. The application form and additional details are available at: http://www.coloradorealtors.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/CAR-Grant-Application.pdf

“We’re thrilled to be able to help make a difference and join our National Association’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation and Colorado Association of REALTORS® to provide some financial support to victims across our state,” said GJARA Chairman Linda Todd. “Home ownership has always been the cornerstone of our communities in which we all live and work.”

The Grand Junction Area REALTORS® Association (GJARA) is a not-for-profit trade association with a membership comprised of approximately 500 REALTOR® members representing a wide range of real estate professionals in Grand Junction and surrounding communities.

For more information, visit http://www.gjrealtors.org.

Heiden Homes Realty
Cynthia Castaneda posted the most closed transactions and the most new listings for Heiden Homes Realty and Associates during November.

Castaneda loves helping first-time home buyers and the excitement that comes with purchasing a new home. She also enjoys keeping herself busy with multiple jobs, but says her true love is her faith in God and understanding he is the reason.

Cynthia’s family is very important to her, and she says they keep her going and grounded. Like most families, they love gathering together, helping each other and trying to encourage one another, especially through hard times like the holidays. There are many needs, which leads her to work even harder, trying to give instead of receive.

Castaneda has been married to Nick Castaneda for more than 30 years and the couple has two children—Domonique and Brandon, who are graduates of Central High School in Grand Junction. Cynthia is involved in her church as a Sunday school teacher. You can reach Cynthia at 970-234-7744 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Christian Brothers Realty
2013 marks Alyssa Roberts, owner of Christian Brothers Realty, first decade as a licensed real estate broker.

Based upon homes sold and income earned, Roberts remains in the top 10 percent of Realtors in Mesa County for the fourth year in a row.

“I’m looking forward to serving you in 2014,” Roberts said. “Remember, anything is possible to a willing heat.”

Roberts can be reached at Christian Brothers Realty, 2906 Patterson Road in Grand Junction or by calling 970-245-8543.

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