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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!

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!



Want to Buy or Sell a Restaurant in SW CO?

Posted on November 7, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (16)

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 buy restaurants.  Kind of like fishing in a barrell....  Well maybe not that easy, but it sure helps to be able to attract the majority of all buyers and sellers within the industry.     XTROV brings the expertise in the real esate aspect.  You can buy a restaurant and lease the building or buy the real estate too.   We work with you to make the right match for your business model.  

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 Major Mortgage and Brenda Hindmarsh and Katherine Chaffin both of XTROV Realty were the presenters.

A very BIG THANK YOU to Four Corners Community Bank for their gracious hospitality in allowing us to hold the seminar in their conference room at the Citizens State Bank Branch at 77 W Main in Cortez.    

We plan to do another one in the Spring 2016 - most likely in March.



New Image for XTROV - The Cairn. Otherwise known as a human made stack of stones

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)


A cairn is a human-made pile (or stack) of stones.  

I have been stacking stones at various special locations for quite some time. It is also fun to come across a cairn left by another.   I like the image for a real estate company because typicaly a cairn is made to mark a spot of importance.  A property or a home or a business location are all important.    

They are also fun to make.  Next time you are out and about and feel inspired, stack some stones to commemorate something special. If you'll send us a photo of what you create, we'd love to share it.

FREE Home Buying Class - SAT. OCT 3 - 10 am

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Katherine and Brenda are teaming up with Beau Bradley from Major Mortgage to offer an information packed, FREE seminar on buying a home.

It could be your first or one of many.   Learning about YOUR buying ability is the first step for savvy home buying. .  Beau is excellent at helping people get the best possible home loan.    Brenda and Katherine know the real estate market and how to negotiate for your best interests!

Please Join Us.   Held at Four Corners Community Bank's Conference Rm at 77 West Main Street in Cortez, CO  81321.

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at 10 am.   Refreshments served.

Why RENT when you can BUY!?!

Labor Day 2015 Reflections

Posted on September 9, 2015 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)
New Year's is the time many people reflect upon their goals, their lives and make plans for what is to come.   For me, Labor Day is that time of year since "work' has always been a central theme of my life.   In past blogs, I have explained that often I worked on Labor Day as part of the price one has to pay to earn a living and build a career.  

Last year, that was changed purposefully.  It had become quite clear that TIME is the most precious resource that once gone is gone forever. ..
In 2014, I spent - along with Art - Labor Day in our "new used" boat fishing at McPhee Reservoir.  

This year, we took our "new used" Cougar camper to Vallecito Reservoir and tried our hand at camping.  We stayed at Pine River camp ground, space #23.  It was a pretty spot, big enough to squeeze in 26 feet of camper - barely.  We missed taking out the awning by no more than an inch. I was watching the bottom of the tree so as not to take out the bumper.   Note to camping self - trees do not always grow straight up.  You have to watch both low and high.  This tree had a good chunk of bark missing at awning height.  Some other awning was not quite as lucky as ours.

The top picture was when we arrived.  It rained a lot while there.  The lake was like glass - which was quite a sight to see.  Below that is what the lake and surrounding area looks like most of the time.   The rocks - I like to build a tower to capture a bit of the energy of the places we visit. 

No major revelations came to me this trip.  That in itself is a revelation.  Meaning - stay the course.  XTROV Realty celebrated its 2nd full year in business on August 19, 2015.     We are all having a good year.   There are daily hurdles to jump and at times it is tiring to go day to day to day jumping hurdles - and sometimes they can be rather high.  But, isn't that life?  No worthwhile endeavor happens without some blood, sweat and tears.

However, today and tomorrow look bright.  We are clearly an equal player to any of the established property management firms already.  Our goal is to earn the right to be the premier and preferred property management vendor.  We make our plans, re-work them and keep going.  The longer I am in the business, the more I respect our competitors good work.  Property Mgt is a tough, tough business and it takes 110% committment to do the job.  We are committed and have our sites on being the biggest, but most importantly the best.

I ended 2014, in a production tie for 12/13 position out of 47 REALTORS.  Not bad for the first year.   RIght now, I am tracking a tad bit ahead of that spot, and we are now up to 50 REALTORS in the Four Corners Board.     The REALTORs who hold the top 10 spots are extremely good at what they do.   It is my full intent to join their ranks and earn my way up in the ranks.   I am by far the newest person in the business in that group of hard working and knowledgeable real estate professionals and it is where I want to be.

I am lucky to have been born in the "Land of the Free" where we each can make our paths - as best we can and as we choose to do.

 Labor Day 2015 - thanks for break and for the insight to "go again" and finish the year strong.


XTROV Celebrates 2 Years & Going Strong!

Posted on August 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)
August 19, 2015 marks XTROV REALTY's 2nd Anniversary in business located at 303 N Broadway in Cortez.    

We have had a great two years and look forward to many more to come.   Thanks to all who have trusted us with their real estate needs.  We ARE the REALTORS (and property managers) who care about YOU!


Partnering with Four Corners Community Bank

Posted on August 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)
Beginning on August 19, 2015 we are privileged to be showcased on Main Street Cortez by Four Corners Community Bank as they celebrate their "4" You Campaign.   We appreciate how the bank and its staff go out of their way to help us - and to help all their clients.  



XTROV REALTY on RODEO PARADE DAY

Posted on June 13, 2015 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)
Art, Vonnie and Ronnie Readying the display.  See below Mike and Betty and Ronnie and Vonnie.   Great people who also just happen to bring realty and property management services to Montezuma and Dolores counties in SW CO!



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