Why Choose a REALTOR®

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By Angela Ollison, Digital Media Manager | KRQE News

Buying a new home isn’t just about what goes into your home, but about who goes into your home, and that could be someone who is caring for your dental health.

Jon Schnoor, 2016 President, Greater Association of Realtors, (GAAR) joined New Mexico Living to explain what dental health has to do with real estate.

“Last year at our annual meeting, we selected five realtors from our association that really go above and beyond in their work with charities, and financially supporting charities and John was one of the winners last year – one of the people selected. So, we just want to honor him and his mom for what they’re doing in the community,” says Schnoor.

John Kynor, the GAAR award

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ABQ Heading Home Hacienda Ball

Not your mama’s gala… Join us at Hacienda Ball TV at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Albuquerque on November 12th at 6:00pm.  Come as you are or dressed as your favorite TV Character or Host.

  • Enjoy a cash bar and silent auction.
  • Enter for your chance to be part of the action and win a major prize as a contestant in this year’s live game-show portion of the evening.  Four lucky audience members will have their chance to win $500 in cash and prizes.
  • Enjoy a plated dinner along with this year’s TV Show-Themed Dance competition.  Feel free to sing along if you know the theme songs.
  • Our AWESOME DJ will keep Hacienda Ball-goers young and old dancing into the night and always have a few surprises to keep the party hopping.

HACIENDA BALL

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Arun Gandhi presentation

Last week, over 150 joined the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® at the KiMo Theatre for our first public REinvent Speaker Series..."Become the Change" with Arun Gandhi.

With humor and humility, the soft-spoken Arun Gandhi shared his personal stories and valuable lessons learned from his grandfather, the legendary Mahatma Gandhi. 

Mr. Gandhi explained how living with his grandfather in his early years influenced his life. After Mahatma’s assassination, Arun also shared how he was inspiArun Gandhi book signingred follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, sharing his message of peace, nonviolence and respect.

With the underlying message that we all contribute directly or indirectly to the violence we see in the world, Mr. Gandhi explained how we each have the

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Danielle Clemens

Danielle Clemens of Logic Real Estate was a 2015 GAAR Good Neighbor Award Recipients for her work with LifeQuest USA, a charity that helps mentor at-risk youth in detention centers and when they get out to help provide them with the job and life-skills training they need.

LifeQuest USA Inc. is a 501c3 Public Charity, non-profit ministry to high-risk adjudicated youth in the juvenile justice system.  This includes youth on probation, in detention and on parole.  Secondary to this population, we will work with any youth that could be considered “at-risk”.  This could include, but is not limited to, youth that are in the protective custody system (foster care).

LifeQuest, working with the local church, provides mentoring relationships to

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Kris Cannaday

Kristine Cannady of Ida Kelly Realtors, LLC was a 2015 GAAR Good Neighbor Award Recipient  for her work as a trained volunteer with New Mexico Kids Matter, a charity where she helps to offset the over-burdoned child welfare system by being a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for children that have been abused and neglected and are in the foster care system.

New Mexico Kids Matter 's mission is to serve children who have been abused or neglected, by training volunteers to advocate for them in courts, in schools and in our community to help them find safe, permanent and loving homes.

Since 1985, New Mexico Kids Matter CASA program has provided advocates for Albuquerque children and over 1,200 community members just like you have

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for rent sign

Source: HomeOwnershipMatters.realtor

Fast Fact: First and last month’s rent, plus deposit, is a significant chunk of cash. Scammers know it, and have mastered the art of stealing it.

It’s tough enough to find an affordable rental in today’s tight market, so when you see that oh-it-looks-perfect place for an even more perfect price, take a closer look. It could be a scam. To avoid being a victim, ask yourself these 5 questions.

  • Does the landlord or agent say they’re unable to meet you at the property?
    Scammers often say they’re out of the country, on a mission, etc. Instead they’ll send pictures and offer to send keys if you send payment. The keys won’t let you in.
  • Are they rushing you?
    Scammers try to rush you into sending them
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Young man making it rain money

By Heidi Sergel, Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS®

1. #debtfree

Avoid student loans. You can become a REALTOR® for under $3,000.

 Business people crossing the finish line

2. Fast track your career

Start your career in a few months instead of a few years. 

 Young professional with bowtie and tattoos

3. Be yourself

Enough said. 

4.  Hard work pays off

You don’t have to wait for a promotion.

 

5. Help make a difference in your community

Local REALTORS® have had a hand in building our community since 1921.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a REALTOR®, check out the related links below.

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couple shakes hands with their REALTOR®

by REALTOR® Magazine

REALTORS® aren’t just brokers. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics.

This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers and sellers:

Your expert guide. Selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes. Also, there’s a lot of jargon involved, so you want to work with a professional who can speak the language.

Objective information and opinions. REALTORS® can provide local information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They also have objective information about each property. REALTORs® can use

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Couple working with a REALTOR®

Buying a home is one of the largest financial investment you will ever make.

When else do you spend around over $200,000 on a single item?

Like other large investments, it makes sense to have an expert that is looking after your best interest. Because of the complexity of real estate transactions, rising number of home buyers are using REALTORS®. In 2013, about 88% of home buyers nationally purchased their home through a real estate broker. That’s up from 69% in 2001, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.

Here are a few of the ways it helps to have a REALTOR in your corner:

REALTORS® know the process

  1. As your client advocate, your REALTOR® is your market expert and master negotiator in one.
  2. They are more that just
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