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By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 8
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 7
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)
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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...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 4
2018 Chamber Board Ballots Due by Oct. 25!   The ballots for the 2018 slate of Chamber Board of Directors were sent out electronically on October 9, 2017.  Ballots can be returned via email, in person to the Cody Chamber, or via fax.  If you have trouble opening the email, you can pick up a pape...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 37
Who Owns The Propane Tank?It's often assumed the propane tank is owned by the homeowner. Real Estate agents or home sellers may misrepresent ownership of the tank in an effort to increase the selling price or appeal of their home.The truth is, the vast majority of propane tanks in Cody, Wyoming a...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 21
The Value of American West RealtyThere are approximately 150 agents in the town of Cody, Wyoming. It's a small town and many agents have been here their entire lives, making it difficult for a relative newbie to break in. To make matters worse, I'm not salesman and won't try to "win" business fro...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 6
There's no doubt the home-buying process can feel over-whelming. That's where a local market expert is critical to your success!Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned pro, the agents at American West Realty will tailor our process to your particular needs and ensure you are educate...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 5
Are you considering investing in real estate? It's one of the best vehicles available for building wealth but still requires a systematic approach. Norada Real Estate provides this great info graphic to explain some basic rules that will help you on your path.  If you are interested in learning m...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 6
  When: Thursday, September 28 from 5pm-7pm. Where: The Irma Hotel, 1192 Sheridan Avenue.  Meet in the main dining room.   Join us along with fellow Cody Chamber Members as we just "take a breath" after another long summer season.  We'll have refreshments, appetizers and hors d'oeuvres available...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 18
Local Events forCody, Wyoming  September 22By Western Hands exhibit, 10am-5pm. 36th annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale Live Auction & Dinner, 6pm.  September 23By Western Hands exhibit, 8am-2pm. 36th annual Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale Quick Draw, 9am. Cody Country Art League open house, Noon-4p...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond road reconstruction approved in Yellowstone National Park MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY –On September 8, 2017, Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica approved a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) based on an environmental assessment (EA) recommended by Yellowston...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 14
I inspected a rental last week and the tenant showed me that their upstairs toilet was constantly running. The fill valve was broke so I told them I would call a plumber for repairs Monday morning. Before I could make that call this morning, the tenant came into the office and told me the downsta...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 3
Foreign Tenants Bring New ChallengesMany Americans don't understand what it's like to live in other countries. It's easy to assume other advanced nations are similar to ours with spacious houses, walk-in closets, dishwashers, dual-sided fridges, and the other common amenities.The truth is, even a...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
Comments 18
The Millionaire Next DoorThe Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy I've heard about this book for several years but never bothered to pick it up. I found it at a garage sale this weekend and decided to spend the $1.00. I wasn't disappointed.The Millionaire Next Door is based on research by Thom...

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