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

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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REBOOT: Combat Recovery Program in Cody, WyomingJoin us starting on Tuesday 9/26/17 at 6:30p for two hours a week for 12 weeks, focusing on the spiritual aspects of combat recovery. We are a free course - not a support group - providing practical help for veterans, service members and families de...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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FREE Hazardous Waste Removal In Park County, Wyoming This is an opportunity for Park County residents to legally dispose of unwanted pesticides and household hazardous wastes in an environmentally sound method. This “No Questions Asked” disposal program is being offered FREE OF CHARGE jointly bet...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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Habits: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly This is in response to a challenge by Debbie Reynolds to share some of our habits. Of course, the hard part is narrowing my bad habits down! My good habit is rising early to start my day. It's a habit instilled in me early in life because of school. We had ...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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Field of DreamsI apologize these pictures are not better! We always try to take pictures of sunflower fields each year but this year has been extremely smoky from local fires and we just couldn't get any good ones.  Our favorite flower is the sunflower. It's attractive and produces delicious seed...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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Home Prices in Cody Wyoming for January 2017Real estate market data for Cody, Wyoming provided by Nathan Gesner of American West Realty. Cody Home Prices If you are considering buying a home you can still find deals on a house in Cody but having a good real estate agent who understands the market...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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 OLD TRAIL TOWN When I first heard about Old Trail Town, I was skeptical. Really? A bunch of old cabins? It seemed pretty boring. It turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong and I've been back many times.Trail Town is a collection of old buildings assembled from across the great State of Wyomin...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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What's on the horizon?In response to a challenge presented by Praful Thakkar I am going to share my predictions for the Cody Wyoming market in 2017.As many may already know, Wyoming's greatest source of revenue is the energy industry which took a major hit in 2015. We were locally impacted as fie...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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THE MANI'm not one to put another man on a pedestal. In fact, I try to avoid celebrating humans and their achievements because it seems far too many in our society are placed on pedestals for the smallest of successes. There's not better example of that than Hollywood where someone can be mediocr...

By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty & Management)
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If it's not in writing, it doesn't exist!If you want to protect your rental property, you must keep strong documentation. How should you do that? You could use a printed checklist. This is a simple way to walk through the rental, with or without the tenant, and document what you find. Here's a sa...

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

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