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By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 53
How To Earn Points (and a free account) On ActiveRainLike so many others, I joined ActiveRain with a free account. I found the site while researching a subject and kept coming back to learn more. I didn't comment. I didn't ask questions. I just soaked up information and assumed I had nothing to c...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 42
Are you really secure?We're seeing an increase in "smart" security systems but are they really keeping us secure? Apple's HomeKit security system has some troubling flaws that expose the dangers of smart security systems. It seems the more connected we become, the more vulnerable we are.Read the ...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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"Accidental" SuccessHave you ever gained business "by accident"?I have . . . sort of . . . and it just happened again.We live in a small community and tend to watch out for each other. I saw one of my former tenants doing something shady to his new Landlord. I did some research, found out who the...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 11
Should you buy or rent? It's a question we all face at some point in life: does it make more sense to buy a home or to rent? Most people believe it's wiser to buy a home and build equity rather than paying someone else's mortgage. In most cases, that would be true but there are particular times ...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 15
When Christmas Dies...Last year, one of my first blog posts was about Christmas in Cody. I shared some of my favorite lights, including this video:  Unfortunately, there was a fire two days ago that destroyed the interior of the home and the light show had to go dark. It may take 4-6 months to re...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 6
Book Review: Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate InvestorThis book is written by two Certified Public Accountants with lots of experience investing in real estate. This seems like the perfect mix and I expected to uncover a few tidbits that could potentially lead to saving thousands in the f...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 6
Schools RuleWhen parents are shopping for a new home, there are two important factors regarding schools: The quality of the school district; and Proximity of the home to the school The infographic below is provided by ZipLogix and shares some interesting insight into the importance of schools and...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 9
4th Annual Button BashShop locally this season and look for posters at participating businesses and see if the number on your button matches the number on the poster. Match the number on your button to the number on a poster in a participating shop and win a prize at that shop! There are a limite...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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Calling all Bibliophiles! The Friends of the Cody Library will host the largest book sale in their nearly 20 year history, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday, Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 in Grizzly Hall, Park County Public Library in Cody. Due to the enormous volume available, a $2 bag sale is planned f...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 7
Jim Cheney has challenged us to share how we demonstrate thankfulness to our clients. This is an appropriate thing to consider this Thanksgiving season.Showing ThanksI think the most important way to show thankfulness to my clients is to give them the best service possible. I am careful to explai...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 11
I don't know many Thanksgiving jokes so you've probably hear this one before. A man buys a parrot, only to have it constantly insult him. He tries everything to make the parrot stop, but nothing works. Frustrated, the man puts the parrot in the freezer. After a few minutes the insults stop. The m...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 10
ca·ve·at emp·tor ˌkavēˌät ˈem(p)ˌtôr/noun   The principle that the Buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.   In the great State of Wyoming, Caveat Emptor is a comon law rule that basically means the buyer is responsible for inspectin...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 2
Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic is located in Cody and provides free basic medical care for eligible members of the Big Horn Basin. Care is provided by licensed doctors and nurses that volunteer their time to provide for the community. APPOINTMENTSThursdays 6:00 - 9:00 pm, by appointment1...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 10
DON'T FORGET TO FALL BACK!Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 2:00AM. You should set your clock back one hour. This means you get an extra hour of sleep! This is also a great opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke alarmand test each one.Smoke detectors save ...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 8
How Much Does Property Management Cost?First, I want to assure you that property management fees are not standardized. What you pay can vary greatly from office to office or market to market. It's important that you read the contract carefully and understand what you are signing up for.Most prope...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 6
Cody Halloween EventCody, Wyoming will be holding their downtown Halloween Event this year.  Sheridan Avenue will be closed from 11th Street to 15th Street so families can safely walk the downtown area and visit local stores for treats. Be sure to stop by Pizza On The Run for $1 per slice pizza a...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 6
How I Started In Real EstateI'm often asked how and why I got involved with real estate, particularly at the time I did. I thought it might be worth writing about rather than constantly answering the question.My father-in-law was a real estate agent in Cody, Wyoming. He always told me it was the ...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 7
Time Management: Work and FamilyTime Management. We all struggle with keeping our lives in balance, staying on task, avoiding distractions, etc. My difficulties have changed over the years, forcing me to learn new techniques and refine my processes. I'm definitely getting better at it, but there ...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 12
COFFEE WITH A COP The Cody Police Department invites the community to join Chief Chuck Baker and other members of the Cody Police Department for a cup of coffee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Irma Hotel (1192 Sheridan Ave) in the Governor's Room from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.The goal of the Coff...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 11
Renting "Sight Unseen" in Cody, WyomingIn Cody, Wyoming we see a lot of transitional renters. Folks move to the area for new jobs, to be close to family, or for retirement. Whatever the reason, many are unable to personally view properties in person before deciding which one to rent. This puts my...

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