Realtor news for Jan. 19, 2014

Coldwell Banker
 Home Owners Realty
Kathi Driscoll has successfully completed the Accredited Buyer’s (ABR) designation. This designation is for real estate buyer brokers who focus on working directly with buyers and exclusively represent the buyer in the transaction. Kathi can represent her buyers with the same level of representation in real estate that was previously only awarded to the seller.

Kathi is with the Ross Beede Real Estate Group at Coldwell Banker Home Owners Realty. Kathi’s direct line is 970-216-7249.

Fairway Independent Mortgage

Alfredo Acevedo Jr., aka “Sauce,” has joined Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, one of the nation’s largest mortgage companies, as a loan officer serving the Grand Valley area.

Fairway is a full-service mortgage company that provides a wide range of residential mortgage loans, including conventional loans, refinancing, VA loans, FHA loans, reverse mortgages and more. The company was ranked as the 14th largest mortgage company in the nation, based on volume, by The Scotsman Guide in 2012.

Alfredo has two years of mortgage industry experience as a loan originator. Prior to joining Fairway he worked as a home mortgage consultant for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Acevedo has proven to be an invaluable resource to borrowers looking to buy or refinance a home.

“Our fantastic team is the reason behind our success, and we’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best and brightest professionals in the mortgage industry,” said Steve Jacobson, CEO of Fairway. “Alfredo certainly belongs in this category, as demonstrated by his accomplishments and dedication serving homebuyers in the Grand Junction area. We are thrilled to welcome ‘Sauce’ to the Fairway family and believe he will serve a valuable role in our continued success.”

“It is my great pleasure to join an amazing organization such as Fairway Independent Mortgage and be able to help individuals in the Grand Valley with their home mortgage and refinancing needs,” Acevedo said. “Let’s make you a homeowner this year. I can’t wait to see new/old faces and build long relationships. Let’s make 2014 a year to remember.”

Keller Williams 
Colorado West Realty LLC
Keller Williams Colorado West Realty, LLC is pleased to announce their top associates for the month of December. Karla Cole was the top listing agent and Kevin Everson was the top sales agent. The Diva Team, consisting of Andrea Haitz, Tammy Hickey, Aubrey Burkhart, Crystal Hoisington, Paige Brady and Michelle Stripp was the top selling team.

Congratulations to these outstanding Realtors!

Heiden Homes
 Realty and Associates
Meighan Marquis posted the highest dollar volume in closed transactions and posted the most new listings in December for Heiden Homes Realty and Associates.

Cynthia Castaneda posted the most closed transactions for the month.

Marquis is a key member of the Heiden Homes team, joining the company after serving as a Realtor in California. While in the Golden State, Meighan earned several awards for sales production in her office.

Attracted to the small town atmosphere of Grand Junction and its historic downtown area, Meighan joined the Heiden Homes staff in 2011. She quickly became proficient at juggling office, marketing and management duties while working as a front desk staff person. Real estate is Meighan’s only occupation, enabling her to provide full-service to her clients.

Meighan enjoys her family, and she and her children attend downtown festivals and experience the Colorado wilderness, where they’ve enjoyed camping and fishing in the high country. You can contact Meighan at 970-208-3030 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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. 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. 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)

Heiden Homes Realty is a three-time winner of the U.S. Commerce Association’s Best of Grand Junction Award in the Real Estate Agents and Managers category. Heiden Homes was cited for community involvement and marketing efforts. Owner/managing broker Toni Heiden is an active member of Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction, the Grand Junction Symphony, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Heiden Homes, 735 Rood Ave., features 13 Realtors and offers property management and a retired Realtor referral program. Heiden Homes Realty offers virtual tours of properties and information about listings and rentals at

Local NARPM Chapter Elects Leadership Team
The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), Colorado Western Slope Chapter has elected the organization’s 2014 Board Of Directors. The following leaders will assume their roles in leading this NARPM chapter throughout the year:

Chapter President: Jaime Allen, Bray Property Management
Chapter Vice President: Dax Marutzky, Maxim 4000 Property Management
Chapter Secretary: Greg Valunas, Rifle Rentals
Chapter Treasurer: Dena Watson, Freedom Property Management

NARPM, founded in 1988, is the nation’s only professional organization for managers of single-family and small multi-family residential properties. Members represent over $24 billion worth of residential properties nationwide between 4000 members. For more information contact

Heritage Title Company
This year marks a special anniversary at Heritage Title Company, which congratulates Kristie Miller on her 20th anniversary with the company. Kristie joined the Heritage Title team in 1994 as part of the escrow department. Her knowledge and experience is vital to Heritage Title making real estate transactions personal for all parties. Kristie also helped elevate the Grand Junction escrow department to the state-wide recognition of top Heritage Title Company office in Colorado for three years in a row. Heritage appreciates Kristie’s loyalty and value to the company.

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