Realtor News for May 18, 2014
Heiden Homes Realty and Associates
A Grand Junction woman and her granddaughter have both been inducted into the Grand Junction Area Realtor Association. Toni Heiden, managing broker and owner of Heiden Homes Realty and Associates, welcomed Shandie Case and Shandie’s grandmother, Kathy Tomkins to the company during ceremonies at the GJARA induction luncheon in January.
Case, one of the youngest Realtors in Grand Junction at 22 years, brings solid experience and knowledge of the Mesa County market to Heiden Homes Realty. She has owned rental units for more than two years, beginning with a home she purchased with her fiancee while living in Denver. They later added two rental units in MesaCounty.
Century 21 Homestead Realty
Century 21 Homestead Realty would like to congratulate the top seller, Mike Miller, and the top lister, Carol Cross, for the month of April, 2014. If you would like to speak to an agent call 970-243-5100 or come by 737 Horizon Drive.
Bray Property Management
Cindy Hoppe, Lori Pierce and Lindsay Jewell of Bray Property Management attended the 2014 Property Management Conference hosted by the NARPM Denver Chapter in Lakewood on April 25. The conference gathered over 100 of the region’s property managers and featured keynote speakers addressing legal issues, management and lease agreements, profitability, fair housing, and customer service. “We were able to network with other property managers and visit vendor exhibits who specialize in property management — it was well worth our time”, said Cindy Hoppe. For information on the local rental market, call Bray Property Management in Grand Junction at 242-8450 or stop by their office at 637 North Avenue. For information on the Rifle/Silt/Parachute/New Castle/Glenwood Springs market, call 625-4555 or stop by the office at 426 Railroad Avenue in downtown Rifle.
Keller Williams Colorado West Real Estate
Keller Williams Colorado West Real Estate is participating in the annual community service effort known as Red Day. The local Keller Williams office has chosen to support Dream Catchers Therapy Center in Loma, Colorado.
“We feel it is so important to give back to the community that supports you so our company on a nation-wide level asks every office to participate in Red Day. It is held every May 8 and we are so excited to help Dream Catchers this year,” said Keith Everitt, team leader at Keller Williams Colorado West Real Estate.
Dream Catchers is based in Olathe Colorado, but has recently opened a facility in Loma and is need of donations as well as work done around the ranch. Dream Catchers offers therapeutic riding for people of all ages.
There will be approximately 20 Realtors out at the ranch on May 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. working on various duties around the ranch and helping to get the new facility off the ground. While other offices around the state are participating in other community service, when the local office heard of the need here they decided that this was important to help this program and touch the lives of the locals that support them.
To learn more about Dream Catchers go to http://www.dctc.org or call 970-323-5400. To learn more about Keller Williams Colorado West Real Estate go to http://www.kwgrandjunction.com or call 970-256-9100.
Bray Real Estate
Brian Versluis has returned to the real estate industry and joined the team at Bray Real Estate.
“I’m ready to help my friends and family with their real estate needs and Bray is the best place for me to call home”, says Brian. With 20 years of experience as a real estate professional, Brian feels that there are some great opportunities in the current real estate marketplace and he’s ready to assist his buyers and sellers in finding their next home or adding to their investment portfolio. Contact Brian at 270-8250 or stop by and see him at 1015 N. Seventh St.
Metro Brokers Grand Junction
Amy Moore Martin has joined the Metro Brokers Grand Junction office.
Moore Martin has expanded her company, Colorado Asset Solutions, LLC., to now include a full service real estate brokerage firm, joining forces with Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc.
Since its inception in 2002, Colorado Asset Solutions has been providing money-saving services to lenders as well as other asset management companies. Now, Moore Martin has expanded her business to include full service for all your real estate needs. With Moore Martin’s 90-day guaranteed sold program and other money saving commission structures for veterans and their families, great service costs less. Moore Martin also provides pre foreclosure and short sale real estate services. Moore Martin continues to work with investors on foreclosed properties as well as various other investor services. Colorado Asset Solutions is not a new company, just new to you. For more information about the programs mentioned please call Moore Martin at 970-250-8614 or visit http://www.amysellsmoore.com
As always, to learn about any bank owned properties or others that will be coming on the market, call Moore Martin. She can take your information as to what you are looking for and contact you or your real estate agent if one comes available that meets your needs prior to going on the market.
Heiden Homes Realty and Associates
Heiden Homes Realty and Associates
Drawn to the simpler life with less traffic and a lower crime rate, Shannon Castaneda has joined Heiden Homes Realty after moving to Grand Junction from the Sacramento, California area.
Shannon met her husband, Alex Castaneda, in Sacramento, where Shannon earned a B.A.
in humanities/religious studies at CSU Sacramento. Alex grew up in Grand Junction and the two moved to the Grand Valley in 2010 after deciding the California culture wasn’t a good fit for a family with young children. While living in Sacramento, it was common to hear gunshots and it wasn’t always safe for children to walk the streets. They finally decided to move to Grand Junction after their youngest son, Jude, spent time in the intensive care unit of a hospital when he was a baby. The Castanedas were ready for a less complicated, small town atmosphere.
Shannon is no stranger to the real estate business. She worked as a receptionist and office administrative assistant for four years while studying to earn her real estate license. Shannon’s primary interest as a Realtor is in helping people buy their first home.
RE/MAX Two Rivers Realty Inc.
Steve Fleming, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Two Rivers Realty, Inc. recently attended a Realtors Land Institute (RLI) marketing session here in Grand Junction. RLI is a membership organization for real estate brokers who specialize in land properties. RLI members must meet rigorous knowledge and experience requirements and are recognized as the premier land specialists in North America. They meet regionally and nationally to market land properties including recreational properties, farms, ranches, and development property. The Grand Junction meeting was attended by 48 land specialists.
Dozens of properties were marketed with prices ranging from $695,000 to $20,000,000. For additional information contact Steve Fleming, Accredited Land Consultant, at 970-241-3939.
Keller Williams Colorado West Realty
Keller Williams Colorado West Realty is proud to announce their newest agent Jennifer Cirka.
Jennifer Cirka of Grand Junction has acquired her real estate license and is joining Keller Williams Colorado West Realty, LLC. Her previous work experience includes 10 years with the United State Postal Service along with various other customer service and organizational positions. For the last 10 years, Cirka has been a stay-at-home mom and began homeschooling her daughter three years ago. She expects all of her various life skills to be of great advantage to her new career.
Cirka is also a Crochet Guild of America recognized Professional Crochet Designer who has been featured in both national and international crochet magazines. Her first crochet pattern book will be released in August titled Easy Weekend Crochet Hats: A Ski-Style Collection for the Entire Family. You can find her work online at http://www.jaybirddesigns.com.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cirka moved to the Grand Valley in 1996 and quickly fell in love with the region. Cirka’s years of living here, along with her previous USPS employment, have made her very familiar with the Grand Junction area. She delights in the Grand Valley’s appeal, it’s amazing people, and all of Colorado’s wonderful opportunities and outdoor adventures.
Cirka lives with her husband, Ron, and their 11 year old daughter, Heather, in the Orchard Mesa area. The family also consists of two retired Greyhounds which you can regularly see walking the streets of downtown on the weekends. When not working, homeschooling, and crochet designing, she also enjoys camping, hiking, and baking. She also contributes regularly to local fundraiser events that benefit local non-profits and is actively involved with the Mesa County 4-H. Cirka is looking forward to her new career in Real Estate; she can’t wait to meet you and assist you in finding your dream property and/or investment.