Wednesday, April 30, 2014

13512 Quaking Aspen Pl NE (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Remarkable living in prestigious High Desert! This exceptional contemporary southwestern estate had no corner cut nor expense spared during it's construction and is being offered for sale at an unbelievable value... less than the cost to build it! Come on home today! Special features include: magnificent view lot backing open space surrendering incredibly magical panoramas of the Sandia Mountains and Albuquerque city lights, dramatic 2-story foyer with a regal showroom chandelier framed in custom skylights, cozy radiant heat on various zones, refreshing refrigerated air, surround sound, your dream kitchen with all the best appliances/cabinetry/granite counter tops, top-of-the-line Pella thermal windows for energy efficiency, and outstanding outdoor living in an exquisitely landscaped yard!

Price: $1,299,000
MLS#: 803010
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 4
Sq Ft: 5444
Garage Spaces: 2
Acres: 1.0
High Desert Home

13512 Quaking Aspen Pl NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Monday, April 28, 2014

Member Of The Week - David Roybal

David Roybal
Coldwell Banker Legacy
David Roybal Website

As One of Coldwell Bankers Top Producers, I am Proud to Represent Homebuyers & Sellers in the Albuquerque & Rio Rancho Real Estate Markets.  I Know the Importance of Buying & Selling a Home in New Mexico, and I am Extremely Committed to Delivering the Very Best Service Possible!  I set my Standard High so that only Successful Transactions are Achieved.

I Will Always Work Hard to Help With Your Real Estate Goals and Together We Will Make Your Opportunity to Buy or Sell Your Home a REALITY.  Please Contact Me For All Your Real Estate Needs!

BUYERS: With my knowledge of the Greater Albuquerque Area & the new developing West side Area of Rio Rancho; I can help you narrow down hundreds of listing to that perfect house that meets all of your buying needs!

SELLERS:   When Selling Your Home, I work WITH YOU to Create a Competitive Sales Strategy and Intensive Marketing Plan to Generate Offers, Making it Easier to Get Your Home Sold Quickly!

• Top 1% of Coldwell Banker Agents Nationwide
• #1 Coldwell Banker Legacy Individual Assisted Agent 2006, 2007, & 2008!
• #1 Individual Assisted Agent Paseo Office 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, & 2008!

• Member of NM Board of Realtors

Past Client Testimonials

6345 Gambel Quail Road NE - SOLD!
This was my first home purchase and it went as smooth as I hoped! Thank you again for making this whole experience easy and smooth. My husband and I will certainly share David's name to any friends or family that are thinking of buying or selling. It's our pleasure! Thanks!!! - Ann & Jason

6100 Pasilla NE - SOLD!
As always - David does a Terrific Job! He is your BEST AGENT!!! - Greg

2223 Margarita Dr. SE - SOLD!
Thank you to David & Coldwell Banker for making our home purchase in Mew Mexico an Excellent and Special Experience. David is a Great Agent he goes the "Extra Mile"! - Ross & Kristie

8023 Sand Springs Rd. NW - SOLD!
I would whole-heartily recommend David Roybal to friends looking to buy or sell! -Ian

7604 Goshawk Ave. NW - SOLD!
Ben & I really appreciated the effort our agent provided while finding us our first home. Thanks again David Roybal for making our first experience in purchasing a home so special. We truly appreciate it!!! -Desiree & Ben

3832 North Pole Loop NE - SOLD!
David did an outstanding job promoting our listing. He was in constant touch throughout. He offered valuable information on how to prepare our home for showings. Offered information to help with listing price based on other homes in the area. Would recommend David to other Sellers if requested. It was Great working with David - George & Marivic

618 Atlantic NE - SOLD!
I have been very satisfied with your services and my friends are amazed that you sold my house in only 5 days! If in the future we decide to buy another house, I promise to contact David Roybal! -Jennie

736 Rebecca Loop NE - SOLD!
David has been helping me for a number of years! He has always been great!!! -John

3637 North Pole Loop NE - SOLD!
David Roybal is Outstanding!!! I will give his name to any friends wanting to relocate to Albuquerque or Rio Rancho -Andrea & Warren

7109 Boxwood NE - SOLD!
David Roybal ROCKS!!! He's my guy for the next one too!!! -Jo

8167 Ventana Cielo Ave. NW - SOLD!
David by FAR is the best REALTOR I have ever worked with! He did his homework prior to my meeting him at the first house we looked at. David knew exactly what I was looking for and he guided us in the right direction toward the purchase of our new home. We are very pleased with the results and very thankful to have David as our REALTOR! - Ray & Marisol

10324 Mogollon Dr NW - SOLD!
David was wonderful! He is knowledgeable and very helpful. I will recommend him to anyone who is looking to buy in the Albuquerque area! - JC

9600 Mogollon Dr NW - SOLD!
David Roybal is the best ever! He's so enthusiastic and positive. His customers are always first and he has never failed to answer any of my calls promptly and countlessly. David definitely can multi-task as I saw him take care of all his calls and yet give me complete and awesome service! He is such a major asset to your company. WOW! Don't let him go! - Karen

456 Colonial Avenue - SOLD!
Out of all the other agents we had talked to before, David was the best one. He helped us a lot. David did everything he said he would and for that we are thankful, he's a very good agent. -The Angel's

11309 Manitoba Drive NE - SOLD!
WOW!! It just can't be any better. I don't know how he always has so much energy. He is amazing! Thank you! -Richard

11228 Jordan Ave NE - SOLD!
David, on behalf of my wife Amy and myself, we would like to sincerely Thank You for making our dreams a reality. We couldn't be more pleased with our new house, one that you found for us and helped us every step of the way. When we walked into the house we just loved it and wanted to spend the rest of our lives there. You immediately began to work on our behalf to help us obtain it, and you helped make the difficult process of buying a house as easy on us as possible. Please look forward to dealing with friends and family of ours in the future as we have fervently recommended you to everyone who walks into our home. All of our best - John

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Home Of The Week - 13715 Canada Del Oso Pl NE (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Exquisite custom ''CONTEMPORARY'' luxury home on a 360' VIEW lot in High Desert! This beauty boasts ''Modern'' architecture & appointments including; etched glass entry door/windows, coffered ceilings, travertine floors, cherry cabinetry, stacked stone, 3 fireplaces, fabulous art niches, expansive windows with perfect orientation taking advantage of the ever changing scenery.The main level offers 3 bedrooms 1- Jack & Jill, 2nd Master & a separate Owners Suite, elegant living/dining areas, perfectly equipped kitchen with huge island, bar seating open to the family room & *Florida* room built in rain sensors in the skylights & unobstructed views! Downstairs is a game room, theater & secret room. Magnificent yards, pool/waterfall, covered patios, fire pit, grill & the list goes on.

Price: $1,595,000
MLS#: 802621
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 6
Sq Ft: 6511
Garage Spaces: 3
Acres: 0.76
High Desert Home

13715 Canada Del Oso Pl NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Monday, April 21, 2014

Member Of The Week - Charissa Grigsby

Charissa Grigsby
Champion Properties

With great experience as a Albuquerque Realtor and servicing all areas in Bernalillo County, I help both buyers and sellers meet their real estate objectives. I have extensive knowledge of each of the communities located in and around Albuquerque, and I will work tirelessly on your behalf to make your next High Desert home buying or North Valley home selling experience a pleasant and successful one.

For sellers, it is my commitment to help sell your home or property in a timely fashion while helping you attain the highest possible price for your real estate. If you are interested in receiving a free home valuation, I encourage you to fill out my free home valuation form.

For buyers looking for homes or other real estate opportunities here in Albuquerque or other surrounding communities, I will work with you to find your ideal home. I will provide you with all of the necessary tools for finding the right property. From free access to search almost all Bernalillo County area homes, to the ability to fill out My Dream Home Finder Form, everything I can possibly provide will be at your service. In addition, once we've narrowed down what you are looking for, we can begin the home showing process so you can get a closer look at the homes that should be a good fit. I help negotiate the best possible deal for my clients with each and every real estate transaction.

Nothing satisfies me more than seeing the smiles that come with a successful real estate transaction. Thanks again for considering me as your Realtor.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Home Of The Week - 13423 Wilderness Pl NE (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

High Desert living at its FINEST!! Simply gorgeous Scott Patrick built home located on a large corner lot that offers absolutely stunning Views of the Mountains & of the City. The pride of ownership shows the moment you walk through the front door of this original owner home. Extremely light and bright floor plan which offers a split master bedroom, and three other spacious bedrooms all with their own bathrooms. Two living area, formal dining room, and an island kitchen with top of the line appliances, gorgeous cabinetry, granite counter tops, and a large breakfast nook. This kitchen would be any chef's dream! In ground, heated gunite pool, built in gas BBQ & fire pit make the already fabulous backyard that much more of a treat! Come see this beautiful home today!

Price: $925,000
MLS#: 810464
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 4
Sq Ft: 3780
Garage Spaces: 3
High Desert Home

13423 Wilderness Pl NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Member Of The Week - Joe Maez

Joe Maez
Keller Williams

When you want something done right, you call an expert. And when you want an expert in real estate, the answer is simple. You call Joe. Joe Maez is a proven real estate professional who knows how to do things right—every day he is out there working to make the home-buying or -selling process easier for you. No wonder that, regardless of which way the market has gone, Joe’s sales have gone up every year. This year is his best year yet, and that is no accident. Joe says, “If you really do a good job, you’ll always have clients,” and his track record proves it.

Joe, who has personally sold more than 500 homes in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, has unique and extensive knowledge of the local markets. More than that, he is the kind of person you instinctively trust. The first thing you notice about Joe is the sincere pleasure he takes in meeting new people—he honestly looks for and finds the best in you. The other thing that stands out is his optimism—talking with him, it is hard not to feel that everything will work out for the best. “I love helping people through the real estate process,” Joe says. “Every day is fun and different; in fact, it doesn’t even feel like work!” Clients can sense his passion and enthusiasm and know that they are welcome to contact him any time.

The second thing you notice about Joe is how he really listens to what his clients want and need. Whether they are relocating, first time buyers, or just ready to downsize, Joe really takes the time to find common ground and listen to where people are coming from. “When I meet new clients, my first objective is to make friends with them and get them to trust me. The relationship always comes first,” Joe explains. He doesn’t just look at his clients’ choices; he looks at the whole person. Only after out finding out what they really need and want does he start talking about locations, options, and getting them the most he can for the price they can afford. “My goal is to really understand what you’re looking for and only show you a few homes that I think you’d love. We can save you the time and stress of being dragged all over town to look at dozens of homes that you would never buy.”

Just as important as listening is knowing the ins and outs of the business. The former top salesman in the nation for Pulte Homes, the country’s largest new home builder, Joe knows homes and he knows what buyers are looking for. He not only understands construction and helps his clients assess the quality of workmanship in a new or resale home, he can also fill them in on the strengths and weaknesses of all the major builders working in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

Sellers who work with Joe get the unique advantage of working with a natural salesman who knows exactly what to do to make a property appealing to a buyer. He cautions against rushing to put a house on the market without doing the necessary preparation. “If you plan everything carefully and set up the marketing and staging before you put it on the market, then you can leverage the fact that it is fresh and sell it within the first 30 days. If not, you’ll never be able to regain that advantage,” he says.

Joe makes no secret of his marketing strategies. “It’s not just knowing what sells. You also have to put in a lot of time and out of pocket expense to make the home visible to buyers,” he says. For Joe, that means not just holding open houses but also developing a strong Web presence by making homes available on over 24 real estate websites, craigslist, and more. The market is always changing, and Joe stays ahead of the curve by combining his old-fashioned, client-focused salesmanship with the latest tools. “What worked yesterday isn’t necessarily what will work today, so I am always looking for new trends,” he says.

Many of Joe’s homes are sold before they even hit the market, and his extensive network of contacts within the real estate industry ensures that his clients have special access to all of these opportunities. When he was a sales team director at Pulte homes, Joe teamed up Realtors across the region to sell homes and impressed them with his knowledge and dedication to helping clients. A founding member of the local Rotary Club and an in-demand motivational speaker, Joe has expanded those ties—while simultaneously broadening the exposure and opportunities for his clients.

One thing Joe focuses on is really knowing what he is talking about, inside and out. He believes that he has a responsibility to answer questions about any aspect of the building and buying process. “We can always keep on bettering ourselves and honing our skills, and I want to be a wealth of knowledge for my clients,” he insists. For example, Joe’s expertise with financing and the mortgage industry often comes in useful, and he can answer his clients’ questions without needing to refer them to other offices. “I’m not just going to tell you to go talk to my mortgage people about that. I’ll tell you your financing options right away so you can use that information to make decisions,” Joe says.

Because Joe is focused on listening to his clients instead of promoting himself, they may not know his own extraordinary personal history. When asked if this is where he pictured himself, Joe laughs. “Definitely not!” he says. “Real estate wasn’t even on my radar.” But looking back, the connections are all there.

Joe grew up in northern New Mexico in the tiny town of Abiquiu, surrounded by national forests. His parents encouraged Joe and his brother to think big and to strive for a better life. “They didn’t give us a lot of things. What they gave us were the tools to work hard and get what we wanted, which was so much more valuable,” Joe says.

The entrepreneurial spirit was evident early on. When Joe was thirteen, he and his brother co-founded their first business: guided boat tours of the local lake, which took advantage of Abiquiu’s widespread tourist industry. Although Joe and his brother were just kids they ran their business like pros, establishing a company name, Storybook Tours, and printing up impressive brochures. “It was great. We learned to be comfortable with public speaking and communicating with all kinds of personalities, and we met a lot of really cool people,” he says.

Joe’s childhood sounds picturesque, but the next step was what really changed him. At the age of 17 he joined the Army Reserves, where he would stay for the next eight years. “My dad was in the Marines and my grandpa was in the Army. I have always looked up to both of them and respected their leadership, so I wanted to do the right thing,” he explains.

A combat engineer, Joe was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division in 2003. His 13 months overseas changed his entire outlook on life. “I learned never to take anything for granted and to appreciate everything we have. No matter what, everything has a good side to it and you just need to discover that,” he says.

When Joe returned home from Iraq, his wife, Rosie, told him that she had been thinking about a career in real estate. “It sounded good for her, but I never even thought of it for myself,” Joe admits. While Rosie earned her Realtor’s license, Joe finished his Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of New Mexico. One requirement was an internship, and Joe found a listing that seemed to fit him to a tee. “It said they were looking for someone who loved marketing and meeting people, and I thought, ‘Wow! Those are the two things I want to do in my job,’” Joe remembers. The position was with Pulte Homes of New Mexico.

It was the beginning of a meteoric rise. Within two years Joe had moved from shadowing another professional to being a licensed Realtor and a regular member of the sales staff. Soon he was promoted to the selling sales manager. Six years later, he was directing the top sales team in the nation and the company had won two J.D. Powers awards for customer service. He was at the top of his game when he gave up that position to become a full-time Realtor, but Joe never had any doubts. “I loved being part of planning whole subdivisions and communities, but the best part was seeing individual families find their dream house. Now I can put my experience to work every day in making that happen,” he says.

While Joe is the public face of his business, his clients really get two experts for the price of one. Joe’s wife, Rosie, is also his partner, doing the behind-the-scenes work that most clients never see. Herself a licensed Realtor, Rosie has an eagle eye for details, and she handles the paperwork and legal requirements. The two Realtors perfectly complement each other’s strengths; in Joe’s words, they are the “yin and yang” of the business.

As real estate experts, Joe and Rosie have a passion for handling all the intricacies of a real estate transaction so that their clients never have to. “What we can offer clients is the assurance that everything will be handled quickly and smoothly in the most professional manner,” Joe says. The proud parents of a son, Timoteo, they look forward to continuing helping other families make their dreams come true. As Joe says, “Seeing people happy and excited about their new home—that never grows old!”

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Listing Of The Week - 7015 Rio Grande Blvd NW (Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Secluded estate on lush, bosque lot in Los Ranchos features Northern New Mexico style home with light filled rooms, first floor master suite, hardwood floors and three fireplaces. Designed for gracious entertaining in large, casually elegant rooms or outside under the wide portal, around the pool or in the gazebo.

Price: $1,175,000
MLS#: 760638
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 3 Full, 1 Partial
Sq Ft: 4650
Garage Spaces: 3
Acres: 1.0
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Home

7015 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM 87107