Katie Brady recognized in 2019 REAL Trends National Ranking

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Katie Brady was recently recognized as a REAL Trends top producer for 2019, as presented in the Wall Street Journal. In the category of Individual Real Estate Agents, Katie was recognized as #11 in the state of Wyoming for overall sales volume in 2019. View Top Real Estate Agents Wyoming

Katie wasn’t alone in her recognition. Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates had representation from 5 other agents/teams across four categories. View JHREA agents recognized in Real Trends

REAL Trends has been a trusted source of news, analysis, and information on the residential real estate brokerage industry since 1987. They are a privately held publishing, consulting and communications company based in Colorado, and an industry expert when it comes to real estate.

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COVID-19 Protocols: Practices to Protect You & Your Home

Practices to Protect You & Your Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has no doubt changed our world, impacting the way we conduct business in the real estate industry. Everything, from brokerage operations to how listings are being marketed and the ability to close transactions, is requiring us to adapt to these extraordinary circumstances. Working together, we can create safe showings to protect you as a Seller as well as any Buyers or Agents that enter your home. Thank you for your trust in me during these challenging times.


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  • Encourage buyers to narrow their property search through photos, virtual tours, and leveraging other technology to reduce the number of in-person showings.
  • Limit in-person showings only to qualified and serious buyers.
  • Discuss protocol for precautions that will be taken that are acceptable to the Seller.
  • Require property showings by appointment, in lieu of open houses, to reduce the number of persons in a property at any given time.
  • Request both the seller and potential buyers to self-disclose whether they have COVID-19 or exhibit any symptoms. However, note that COVID-19 is also spread by individuals who are asymptomatic.
  • Limit group size and discourage non-essential parties from attending the showing.
  • Ask buyers to remain in their vehicle until listing agent arrives at the property.
  • For owner or tenant-occupied properties, request that the seller or tenant open all interior doors, closets, window coverings, and to turn on lights before leaving the property.


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  • Adhere to social distancing recommendations, and maintain a minimum of six feet of space between persons at all times.
  • Avoid shaking hands with clients.
  • Limit the number of persons who may attend a showing. Show property in shifts for more than 4 people.
  • Require all persons entering a property to immediately wash their hands or to use hand sanitizer, remove footwear or wear booties, and wear a face mask or covering.
  • Instruct buyers and others touring the home to avoid touching any surfaces in the home, such as light switches, cabinet and door handles.
  • Instruct buyers and guests not to use bathroom facilities at the property.
  • Do not share phones, pens, or tablets or other personal property during the showing.


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  • Wipe down any surfaces (light switches, door knobs, handles, etc.) touched during the showing with a sanitizing wipe or disinfecting cleaner.
  • Wipe down the key and/or lockbox with a sanitizing wipe or disinfecting cleaner after use.
  • Conduct follow up conversations with buyers outside of the property or in a ventilated area while maintaining a distance of 6 feet, or arrange to speak by phone or email.
  • Offer to provide marketing materials digitally in lieu of paper documents.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon returning to vehicle.
  • Maintain a detailed log of interactions to enable contact tracing, to include names, dates, and locations of interactions, as well as a party’s contact information.


Please reach out if you’d like have any questions or would like to learn more about our new way of doing business. My goal is to make YOU feel comfortable and safe as we work to sell your home during these unprecedented times.

Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates Hosts Global Networking Summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

A few weeks ago, I was able to participate in an exciting and informative Global Networking event in Jackson Hole, WY, hosted by my company, Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates. The event featured an exceptional line-up of real estate, business and marketing innovators and provided unique insight into what it takes to succeed in today’s rapidly-evolving real estate markets. It was attended by over 100 real estate professionals from across the country (and the world!).

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Held at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole, we heard from several industry experts at the forefront of their fields:

 Fireside luncheon with Bernard Uechtritz and Richard Ziegelasch, two of the country’s top-producing real estate agents

 Special presentations by Thom Gruhler, CEO of Fjuri and former Microsoft CMO, and Ryan Estis, who is recognized as one of the “best keynote speakers ever heard” by Meetings & Conventions Magazine

 Keynote Dinner with Oscar-nominated filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, speaking about their movie Free Solo

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Focused on story-telling and unique experiences, the Summit also gave us opportunities to explore fun and different experiences:

 Tomahawk throwing with New West Knife Works

 Demonstrations from Reification augmented reality (AR)

 Special Pop-up Trunk Show and Cocktail event followed by dinner on the Town Square.

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It excites me to be a part of a local real estate company that is always seeking innovative and creative ways to grow our knowledge and experiences as real estate professionals. This was a great weekend of networking, learning and being inspired – and having fun too! Already looking forward to next year’s Global Networking event.

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About Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates

The region’s largest and most dynamic real estate brokerage, Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates has eight office locations serving the Mountain West area. Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates’ reputation for exemplary client service and market knowledge, combined with the power of Christie’s International Real Estate and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, offers a synergy of local presence and global network. www.JHREA.com.

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JHREA 2018 Summer Catalog Is Here

Please take some time to puruse Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates Catalog of Fine Properties and Lifestyle, which features our office’s current selection of exceptional real estate as well as information pertaining to some of the wonderful resources and organizations available to our visitors and residents.

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JHREA Opens new Teton Village Office

Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates (JHREA) is expanding its Jackson Hole area presence with a new office in Teton Village! The new office will be a boutique retail office storefront with lounge area, fireplace and shared workspace. It will be an inviting space for agents and clients to meet to discuss business or meet for après after a day of skiing. Located next to the Bodega, JHREA is providing a new type of experience for its agents and clients to come together at the world-renowned Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

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As a new member of the Teton Village Association, JHREA is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming Jackson Hole Chamber Mixer on June 7 (5-7pm).

Additionally, JHREA will be a sponsor for the Jackson Hole Food & Wine Fest Taste of Jackson Hole event at the top of the Bridger Gondola on the evening of June 21 (ticket info here).

Stop in and see us the next time you are in Teton Village!

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Katie partners with new real estate company

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I’m excited to announce my partnering with a new real estate company! 

As some of you may know, RE/MAX Obsidian Real Estate, where I worked for most of my Jackson Hole real estate career, was recently acquired by another real estate company. That acquisition encouraged me to look into other real estate companies to determine which would be the right fit for me going forward.
After much research and many interviews, I have determined that Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates is the best combination of a solid national brand AND a great local reputation. I am excited to be working with a very collaborative and creative office.

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Please stop by and see my at my new office location:
80 W Broadway Ave – downtown Jackson across from The Wort. 
I can be reached at the same email/phone:
Mobile: 307.699.4137
Email: katiecolbertbrady@gmail.com

Wilson Remodel: New Guest Room, Family Room and Bathroom

WILSON REMODEL: My husband Chris and I purchased an older fixer upper home in Jackson Hole, WY last summer. We (mostly Chris!) have been hard at work remodeling it. Below are some photos as we finish up the kitchen, dining room and trim. 

For previous posts and to see all before/after photos, please visit our Wilson Remodel Blog


Guest Room, Guest Bath and Family Room

We’ve completed the remaining portion of the upstairs remodel – finishing the guest bedroom, guest bathroom and a family room/tv room. When we purchased the house, the two rooms were actually one large bedroom. Learning that they had originally been built as two rooms (with a door frame buried under the drywall), we decided to convert it back into two rooms. Chris built a wall separating the two rooms and we continued the fir wood flooring and alder trim into both rooms. 

We completely remodeled the guest bathroom. We ripped out the old tub, toilet, vanity and old linoleum flooring (which was covered in carpet!). We used similar tile to our Rafter J bathroom remodel for the floor and shower walls. In addition to a new toilet, vanity and mirror, we also put in a new window in the shower.   

We also completed some final touches to our kitchen – installing a new stainless steal refrigerator and custom glass blown light fixtures by local glass blower Laurie Thal. Two are above the bar and one is in the entry way.

UP NEXT: We have now completed the first phase of the remodel – the upper level of the split level home. Our next big project will be to remodel and reconfigure the addition above the garage, which currently consists of two bedrooms, a bath and a large room that was the previous owner’s art studio. We plan to convert the art studio to a master bedroom and master bath and plan to reconfigure the existing bath to make a bathroom and laundry utility room.  Both existing bedrooms will need to be updated too. Given that we just welcomed our newborn son (Cameron – born in Aug 2017), we are taking some time off before jumping into this next phase. 

Wilson Remodel: New Kitchen!

WILSON REMODEL: My husband Chris and I purchased an older fixer upper home in Jackson Hole, WY last summer. We (mostly Chris!) have been hard at work remodeling it. Below are some photos as we finish up the kitchen, dining room and trim. 

For previous posts and to see all before/after photos, please visit our Wilson Remodel Blog


The Kitchen is Done! (and so is the trim)

Chris first ripped out the original kitchen the weekend after Thanksgiving 2016 and started work on the new kitchen location (where the original living room was located). After many months of hard work, we had a functioning kitchen by St. Patrick’s Day and a fully completed kitchen by June 1. Check out the progression below – from living room to new plumbing and electrical installation to new cabinets and finally counter tops and trim! 

 The backsplash turned out great (thanks to our friend Tommy Price for installing it!) and matches the green quartz counters well. The very LAST thing left to do in the kitchen is the glass pendants above the bar. We hired a local glass artist to create two very unique purple glass pendants (to pull out the purple garnet in the counter tops). They should arrive later this week! 

In the place of the old kitchen, we now have a large dining area, along with a new, larger window looking out over the big backyard. We scored the cool chandelier and the set of 6 brown chairs from the local Habitat Restore. Quite the transition from the old walled off kitchen to open dining/living room!

We selected solid wood (alder) trim and doors. We hired someone to stain them in his shop and then another friend helped Chris install them. I think it turned out great and really ties the rooms together! Check out the dining room progression from start to finish below.  

A rather obvious decision was to remove the wall that separated the old living room from the entryway and stairs. It really opens things up and lets you see all the way to the back deck from the front door. Chris hand built the railing using white oak, an alder post and iron balusters. It took some time, but the result was amazing – Way to go Chris! Check out the before and after photos below.

Chris also had time to set up the back deck. He ripped out an old bench to make room for the larger patio table. Just in time for a beautiful summer! 

UP NEXT: Making one large bedroom back into two and remodeling the upstairs bathroom. Stay tuned!

Wilson Remodel: New Drywall & Building our New Kitchen

For those interested in following our remodel in Wilson WY, check out our progress on new drywall and building out the new kitchen below. Please visit our Remodel Page for step by step progress along with “before” photos. 


New Drywall & Building the New Kitchen

While it was a big decision to swap the existing kitchen and living room, we are confident we will be happy about it in the end as we will have a much larger kitchen and more room for a dining room table (for dinner parties!). After ripping apart the existing walls and ceilings to install all the new electrical and plumbing, we decided to hire the professionals to come in and put up the new drywall (and patch the holes we made!). While Chris has done most of the remodel work so far, this was money well spent. The drywallers did such a good (and speedy) job putting up the new drywall. Chris was able to then do the painting. Bye-bye green wood paneling in the entry way…..




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After the drywall and paint, Chris went to work installing the kitchen cabinets. We decided to go with IKEA cabinets again (similar to what we used in our townhome remodel). We thought about going the custom cabinet route with either Home Depot or Lowe’s, but the cabinet package would have been twice as expensive. Not worth it (in our opinion), given that we liked the way things turned out at the townhome. We put the money we saved on the cabinets towards the counter tops. After a trip to Salt Lake City and Idaho Falls (the joys of doing a remodel in a small town), we selected a unique granite piece from a yard in Pocatello (about 2+ hours from Jackson) for the large center kitchen island. We then found a sage green quartz for the periphery counter tops which complimented the light green coloring in the granite. Check out those purple garnet pieces in the island! 






UP NEXT: Selecting and installing kitchen back splash, trimming out the kitchen, selecting new matching appliances, and possibly a new kitchen window (large single pane). 


Wilson Remodel: Demolition of Kitchen/Living Room


Living Room / Kitchen: Demolition & New Electrical and Plumbing

Demolition is the fun part right?! We (when I say “we” I mostly mean my husband Chris) removed two walls – one separating the old kitchen from the hallway and the other along the side of the stairs and entryway. Our plan is to install a metal or iron railing in place of the old wall so that you can see through the entire first floor when you enter the front door. Even right after tearing the walls down, the room already feels bigger! 




Given our decision to swap the kitchen and living area (which allows us to have a larger kitchen), quite a bit of work was required to install new plumbing to the new kitchen sink. There was just enough room to run the new drain pipe below the sub-floor and through some existing joists to get it back to the north end of the house and the rest of the existing plumbing/drain lines. We also had to reconfigure and/or re-do much of the electrical set up in the room. All the old kitchen outlets had to be moved down closer to the floor and all the old living room outlets had to be moved up to kitchen counter height. When we purchased the house there was only 1 ceiling light, located above the old dining area. We installed 8 can lights in the new kitchen, including two above the bar area that will have pendent lighting. We also installed a ceiling light in the entry way (hoping to find a neat antique chandelier) and installed an extra light in the new dining area (which was the old kitchen). Finally, we installed all new light switches, with 2 and 3 ways, on different walls throughout the rooms. Chris can do quite a lot on his own, but we called in the pros to complete much of the difficult electrical work (we highly recommend Kyle Singleton!). 




While we were tearing down parts of the drywall, we took the opportunity to replace the small old window that used to be above the sink in the old kitchen. The newer window gives us much better views into the backyard from the future new dining area. 



Wondering what we are doing while our kitchen is torn apart? 

We are living out of the old art studio in the addition over the garage. We have a two burner camp stove set up on the dryer and Chris temporarily installed the dishwasher in the bathroom! It’s actually not that bad, but we are excited to move into our new kitchen! 





UP NEXT: Putting everything back together – drywall, paint, cabinets, flooring, etc. Check out previous remodel pictures, including “before” pics HERE