This is your very little firecracker creating to you on Independence Working day, July 4, 2021. It was on this day in 1776 that the Congressional Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were being no more time subjects of King George lll, Britain’s monarch. John Adams (1st VP and 2nd POTUS) wrote at the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence “…. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shews, game titles, athletics, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from a single conclusion of this continent to the other from this time ahead eternally much more.” Properly, John, I don’t think we have ever let down you, apart from maybe through last year’s pandemic, but I’m fairly absolutely sure that this year’s celebrations will make up for missing time. I confess, Pumpkins, I’m commencing to pass up those people tranquil days of lockdown. Anyone else?

Even though I reminisce about the peace and tranquil of the pandemic, big adjustments are developing at Santa Fe Homes. Liz Cale determined it was time to halt managing 83 associate brokers. Now she wakes up each individual morning deciding what she wishes to do, not what she has to do. Honeybuns, Liz has been in the authentic estate biz due to the fact the 1970s, starting out in the title organization at Territorial Title and Abstract (now To start with American), then authentic estate and management at French and French, and very last quit at Santa Fe Attributes as main running officer, president and qualifying broker. This very last prevent comprised sixteen years. A objective-oriented female, currently Liz’s strategy is to “be in the moment”. Initially quit, Las Vegas, to go to in-guidelines, then Washington, D.C. to devote time with her daughter and loved ones, and far more time with her spouse, Don, at their holiday vacation household in Cabo. To attain all this, she created the decision to phase down, transitioning to a specialist and associate broker. I can notify you, Lemon Drops, Don is thrilled at the prospect of owning a touring companion alternatively of becoming the affable dude on her arm at all the Real estate agent functions.

To make this changeover a seamless a single, Susan Bennett will become the president of Santa Fe Qualities, as well as controlling broker. Abby Salinas moves from income manager to qualifying broker. Abby has been an associate broker for the previous 6 a long time, and she was the operator of Buyers Escrow for 24 years prior to that. Aside from getting quite astute at functioning a enterprise, she is element of a properly-recognized title business household. Her father-in-law, Greg Salinas (deceased), experienced just one of the most intensive title vegetation in Santa Fe, and her spouse, John, is well known for becoming one particular of the finest examiners in the business enterprise.

Susan retains the record for currently being at Santa Fe Qualities the longest– 33 decades. She was functioning in the referral department of a authentic estate brokerage in Reston, VA, so when she and her loved ones moved to Santa Fe, she referred herself to Santa Fe Qualities. Santa Fe Homes was in its infancy in 1988, so Susan’s massive-town techniques were being wanted in management. Back again then, Candy Brenton, Vicki Wafer, and Susan were the female triumvirate. Now, Susan, Abby and Liz are the triumvirate. Chuck McKinley is close to Santa Fe Houses on an as-desired foundation now.

Quite a few many years back, Laurie Farber-Condon (Santa Fe Qualities) had just sold her dance studio, contemplating of a new profession. Her pal and dance affiliate, Sally Pepin, suggested Laurie converse with Gary, Sally’s husband and the revenue supervisor at Wooden Brothers Homes. Gary interviewed her, and explained, “You’re great, you know nothing about real estate.” They were a thriving pair. Then Gary went on to other tasks in California, Arizona, Utah, and so forth. Currently, the prodigal son returns.

Kittens, all these females I point out today are dwelling proof that there is no glass ceiling in the actual estate profession.

Past thirty day period I acquired to say hello there to Cindy Williams and her spouse, Otis Phillips, who briefly returned to Santa Fe from their photographic journey in Yellowstone. Yesterday I stated goodbye to them as they headed north on their RV journey to Roaring Fork Valley in which Otis will capture additional splendor of the West on movie. The SFAR will skip Cindy (previous expert services director) like insane, but the RV everyday living has her now, and which is that. I get it.

So lengthy, Sweetpeas…. Until up coming time,