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I Decided to Become a Better REALTOR

Posted on July 22, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (9)
July 22, 2017 �?? the Day I Decided to Become a Better REALTOR. My real estate journey began when I bought my first fixer upper in 2002 in Cortez, Colorado. I had recently returned to the area after being away for 20 years. It was on house number two that I became truly hooked on real estate and knew it was what my future would hold. Between then and the real estate market disaster of 2008, with the help of several wonderful people, I successfully completed over 40 real estate transaction... Read Full Post »

Garden Party - Open House TH, June 8, 2017 2-6

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)
It's a Party and we hope that You can join us. Thursday, June 8 2017 at the XTROV office - 444 East Montezuma Avenue. Starting at 2 to 6 or until everyone goes home..... Our theme is a Garden Party so expect great food and drink and lots of pretty things. We will have live music all day. We make Home Happen at XTROV. Come join us and Live Life in Full Bloom!

Problems, then Pot? OR �?? Pot, then Problems.

Posted on October 13, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (1)

As a property manager, my experience shows me that Pot often Leads to Problems. In the two evictions we have had to do so far this year– pot and other drugs were present. And, not a little bit of drugs. A lot of pot in one case and some pot and strong indications of meth in the other.

Is it also possible that normal people first have problems with their rental obligations and secondly, just happen to smoke pot and do drugs? Yes, perhaps. However, it is becoming increasingl...

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2016 Rookie of the Year Award Winner- Brenda Hindmarsh

Posted on September 17, 2016 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)
Brenda Hindmarsh, Broker Associate with XTROV Realty, was honored at the recent Four Corners Board of REALTORS Installation Luncheon as the 2016 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.

This award is given to an outstanding newcomer to the real estate profession.  Congratulations Brenda!   Way to go.  We are very proud of you.   Your clients are lucky to have you as their REALTOR!

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What Property Managers do on Holidays...

Posted on January 8, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (1)

It was Thanksgiving 2015.   The rolls were being rolled out and then, the phone rings. Betty, XTROV's Leasing Director, had just received The Call from one of our residents that a significant amount of water was coming in from the ceiling. This was in an upstairs unit so both that unit and the one below would soon be in serious trouble.  The XTROV Team sprang into action.   The picture below shows Art - maintenance manager, on the...

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2015 - Top Ten REALTOR

Posted on January 8, 2016 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to everyone - the XTROV Team, great clients, & super colleagues for all that you did to help make 2015 another record breaking year at XTROV Realty.

Katherine Chaffin, XTROV's Broker Owner finished among the top ten REALTORS in the Four Corners Board of Realtors for production in 2015!  There are currently 55 Realtors in the Four Corners Board.  What makes this accomplishment especially rewarding is that Katherine has been a REALTOR for only ...

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Katherine to Earn GRI Designation

Posted on November 16, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.   It is a sixty hour course of study covering a wide range of topics to help the REALTOR provide best practice level of service.   Katherine Chaffin, the REALTOR who cares about YOU, is enrolled in the program and will earn her desgination upon completi...

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Want to Buy or Sell a Restaurant in SW CO?

Posted on November 7, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (51)

XTROV Realty has partnered with the CO franchise of WE SELL RESTAURANTS.   What this brings to SW Colorado is a local presence, plus the most successful system and proven track record of We Sell Restaurants.   If you have a restaurant to sell, we need to talk.  It is not easy to sell a restaurant unless you have direct access to the people who are looking to buy.   We Sell Restaurants gets hundreds of inquiries and they are ALL from people who want to b...

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What in the World is TRID???

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures Rule known as TRID went into effect on Oct. 3, 2015. It establishes new disclosures and time lines for most mortgage applications received after this date. It is huge change on how most real esate loans will get done!   All lenders, title companies and REALTORS have to learn how to work with the new disclosure deadlines.


The primary changes are:


Loan Estimate replaces the Initial Truth in Lending and Good Fait...

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Free Home Buying Seminar Held Successfully!

Posted on October 3, 2015 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (1)

XTROV and Major Mortgage's first Free Home Buying Seminar was today, Saturday Oct 3, 2015.      

We were very pleased with the turn out and hope that the participants learned some useful information.    We also hope that they will continue to think of us as resources for their lending and real estate needs.  Beau Bradley from Majo...
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