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By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 6
January 10th, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the death of William F. Cody, better known as "Buffalo Bill." It's a perfect opportunity to talk about a little mystery surrounding his death and burial. Enjoy!The legendThe City of Cody was founded in 1895 (officially incorporated in 1902) by the le...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 40
I don't mean to pat myself on the back but I've been working to make my first 100,000 points and finally got there tonight! I hope this post is encouraging to those attemptin to reah their own goals! Whether you are working towards your first 50,000 or 500,000 I am happy to help in any way I can....

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 16
What is ordinary wear and tear?  Typical definition of ordinary wear and tear is "That deterioration which occurs based upon the use of which the rental unit is intended and without negligence, carelessness, accident, or misuse, or abuse of the premises or contents by the tenant or members of his...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 35
THE SETUPAbout 30 years ago, a man walked into a real estate office looking to purchase some land. He was sent to the agent on floor duty, a seasoned REALTOR with a lot of experience.The customer looked ordinary. Dressed in jeans and an old baseball cap, he appeared to be of modest means, maybe a...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 12
Happy New Year!We've had a blessed year in 2016 but now it's time to say goodbye to the oldand welcome in the new. We look forward to what the future holds for our family, our business, our community of Cody, Wyoming, and the entire country.  God bless you and have a wonderful 2017!

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 3
The Better Investment?Many owners have approached me over the years to express an interest in purchasing an investment home. A question often asked is what type of home they should buy: long-term rental or vacation rental?It Depends.There are a lot of different factors to consider but I'll narrow...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 5
Documenting a TransactionDo you have a plan for maintaining copies of all records? In the State of Wyoming, real estate agents are required to maintain all files for a minimum of seven years after the transaction was closed. This is easy when it comes to our contracts, addenda, and emails. But ha...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 4
Emotional Support AnimalsNOTE: I am not an attorney. Be sure to consult an attorney before creating a policy for your office or rental to ensure you are in compliance with the law.Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are animals "prescribed" to an individual suffering from an emotional disability such...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 4
The average income of a REALTOR is $45,000 which is less than the average income nation-wide. Even a successful REALTOR will make less than $100,000 a year and that's before paying all their expenses! Most agents do not have medical insurance, dental insurance, or any kind of a retirement account...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 5
When can a Landlord evict a Tenant?The law varies from state to state. In some places like San Francisco, it is illegal to evict your tenants just for the sole purpose of renting the home for a higher rate. Read this article for an example.When can I evict?In the great State of Wyoming, evictions...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 7
LITTLE PONDAngie grew up in Cody, Wyoming (population 9,000) but I was born and raised in a small logging town of Gates, Oregon. After 21 years of service in the Air Force and many trips to Cody, we knew this is where we wanted to settle.Despite having grown up in a small town, I had forgotten mu...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 4
One step at a timeThose with prior military experience will recognize the image above. This "Hell Tower" may not seem like much but most people get a knot in their stomache when they find themselves standing at the bottom and looking up to the top. It's a great reminder of how to set goals.Your g...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 3
Larry Johnston challenged us to write about new ways to stay connected. My first response? I have trouble disconnecting and now you want me to find new ways to connect?!?WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?The image above is a joke (sort of). Even though we are in the small town of Cody, Wyoming, we do have acce...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 3
Merry Christmas!We hope you were able to spend time with family and celebrate this important day. It looks like I'm working but kids are playing with toys and Angie is working on a puzzle and watching a movie, so I'm sneaking in a couple more blogs before the week ends.REAL ESTATE FORECASTNobody ...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 2
Pencil or pen?I'm sitting at my desk thinking of a topic for a blog. Before my brain even kicks in, I look down at my desk and see a pencil, that archaic writing utensil that has outlived its usefulness with the invention of pens, typewriters, and the word processor.But has it? I suppose it depen...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 5
 I'm writing this post in response to a challenge issued by Grant Schneider. His challenge was to describe a business goal or action that didn't work out and how I did it correctly the second time. THE FOUNDATIONI got my Wyoming Real Estate license in 2010 and started in Property Management almos...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 8
Christmas in Cody, WyomingI'll start with a favorite of Angie's and our kids. It's not as fancy as you'd see in the big city but this home is a local favorite. They seem to add a little more each year and we have fun looking for the new additions. It plays 7-8 different songs with The Grinch bein...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 2
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 101Property management is a growing field, particularly since the housing bust. This article will serve as a brief explanation but I recommend you contact me to learn more. What is a Property Manager?A Property Manager is a third party hired to manage real estate assets for an...

By Nathan Gesner, We don't just manage!
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 2
Am I throwing my money away?I recently read a lengthy article about all the reasons why Property Management is like throwing money down the drain. The author shared a large number of reasons why managers are cheats and just too expensive. What's interesting is he never addressed a single reason w...

By Summer Robertson, Your Gillette, WY Real estate Resource
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
Comments 0
Do you cook a ham or a turkey for Christmas dinner?  Visit www.summerrobertsonteam.com and imagine your next dinner at 4100 Tepee St. #Gillette, #WY! Tell me what you are looking for!Click here for more pictures!

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