Monday, December 28, 2015

Members of the Week - Sean and Christine Remington

Sean and Christine Remington
Remington Properties
Keller Williams Realty
505-916-1295
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Someone once said, “When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives; nothing is impossible.” For Sean & Christine Remington, this statement could not be more true. Being two of Albuquerque’s top real estate brokers has not come easy but somehow this team makes it look fun. With 93% of their business coming from repeat clients or referrals, many ask: “How do they do it?” For the answer, let’s look at where they started.

Sean & Christine met while working in the hospitality and resort industry. The “spirit to serve” attitude is in their blood. In 2003, the birth of their daughter Taylor changed their lives in ways they never imagined. Travel demands of their careers placed a crossroad of family or career squarely in their path. Praying for a solution, they chose to transition into real estate where they can be under one roof as a family each night.

Pressing forward, Sean & Christine continued following their deep-rooted values to find solutions to many professional decisions. They describe themselves as “tremendously blessed” and consider the commission they receive as a bi-product of what they really do.

Recent production numbers show them in the top 1% of agents serving the Albuquerque Metropolitan Region. They are members of the “Elite 25″ and “New Mexico Select” – powerful networking groups of the city’s top agents that specialize in affluent home sales. Standing with them is a solid team of experts including staging professionals, expert photographers, a cutting-edge marketing department, detail-oriented contractors, you name it.

To Sean & Christine, there’s far more to real estate than placing a sign in the front yard and hoping it sells. This dynamic duo invests heavily into each property’s marketing, which places them in the greatest position of probability of receiving an offer. Now that’s passion!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Member of the Week - Delese Dellios

Delese Dellios
Keller Williams Realty 
505-688-5343 
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I am a fourth generation New Mexican and proud to call the Land of Enchantment my home.  I spent my childhood in Ruidoso, summers in Logan & Ute Lake, many years in Santa Fe, and have been a resident of Albuquerque for  the most part of the past 20 years.   I have two incredible and creative children, Niko & Garrett.  My interests include reading, gardening, tennis, skiing, golf, art and traveling.  I have coached mid-school tennis at Albuquerque Academy for seven years.

My interest in real estate industry began at an early age and continues stronger than ever today.  My first introduction came as I tagged along with my mom in her highly successful residential and commercial real estate career in the 1970s and 1980s.   I worked as a loan officer for several years and later established a mortgage company to specifically service new home sales in the Albuquerque area.  These experiences have seasoned me into a valuable asset for your real estate needs both on a personal and investment basis.

I am a full-time residential realtor committed to serving my clients by placing their wants and needs in the forefront of every transaction.  My success in real estate comes from my strong skills in organization, problem solving and negotiation which allow me to live up to my motto of Extraordinary Service, Every Day. 

As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home

Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will market your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Members of the Week - Carrie Traub & Bev Listek

Carrie Traub
Bev Listek 
Coldwell Banker Legacy
505-259-2415 (Carrie) 
505-280-6088 (Bev) 
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About Carrie
My real estate career started in 1998 working with my mother as a team member and continued working together until 2004.  Her extensive and successful career enabled me to learn the industry and become a multi-million dollar producer in just my first year.  In 2004, I decided to pursue real estate on my own and remained with Coldwell Banker Legacy. 

Since 2004, I have been awarded #1 Producer, Biggest Producing Team and 5th overall Producer inside the largest real estate company in New Mexico.

Working on behalf of my clients while keeping my integrity is important to my job.  Helping people on a daily basis with their real estate needs is my passion and I love what I do. 

Being a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, I am very knowledgeable of Albuquerque and its surrounding areas. My degree in business and psychology has helped me to develop excellent customer service with all my clients as well as my peers. 

My success is built upon the trust my clients have placed on me.  With this trust, comes the responsibility of meeting and exceeding their real estate expectations.  True confidence is based on the thoroughness of preparation.  

The most important part of my life has been the support from my family.  For this I feel truly blessed. 

My business based solely on referrals.  My close-knit circle of clients and friends have enough trust in me to refer their friends and family.  I show more interest in their real estate needs then just closing a deal.  My mission is to exceed my customers real estate expectations while building a close bond and representation beyond industry standards!  

“Champions strive to exceed their limits through PERSISTENCE by making the good better and the better BEST!”

About Bev
Bev Listek, born in New York city, moved to Albuquerque with her parents at a very young age. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors Degree in Education and taught in the Albuquerque Public School System for some time.  She has served on many Albuquerque committees doing volunteer work in the Arts, Symphony and various other community work. 

Bev got her real estate license in 1992 and has remained a full time Realtor with Coldwell Banker Legacy for many years.  Along with her enthusiasm for life, family and friends, she has a passion for Real Estate and helping others with Real Estate Needs! 

Bev is a member of the New Mexico Select Realtors, Elite 25 Realtors, and Coldwell Banker Previews agent, networking with Albuquerque's Top Realtors.  In 2011 Bev was in the Coldwell Banker Legacy Top 5% production in 2011.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Members of the Week - Tego & Tracy Venturi

Tego & Tracy Venturi
The Venturi Team
Keller Williams
505-263-2526
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Tracy Venturi - Team Leader
Tracy has enjoyed over ten years of successful real estate sales in the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Corrales market. She is dedicated to providing superior real estate service and a top notch team. This is evidenced by her team being recognized as the #1 Keller Williams Team in all of New Mexico in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013; in the top 1% of Keller Williams Realty in the U.S. and one of the top 5 REALTORS in the Albuquerque metro area! Tracy´s dedication to exemplary customer service is paramount to her success. She truly cares about her clients. Her statistics prove this, as do the number of referrals she and her team receives from previous clients who are raving fans.

Tracy graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources (which was then called Personnel Management). After working in this field for almost 15 years, she decided to pursue her real passion: real estate.

Tego Venturi -Marketing Manager
Like many people that call New Mexico home, Tego is a Mid-West transplant and was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Before settling in Albuquerque in 1990, Tego lived and worked in Phoenix, AZ, Durango, CO, and the Pacific Northwest. He has also lived in Rio Rancho, Tijeras (East Mountains), and the North Valley before moving to Corrales in 2001. In 2006, Tego left his career in sales of Communications / Networking equipment and joined the wonderful world of Real Estate. He now focuses on making sure The Venturi Team is a leader in providing the best Real Estate services to our clientele.

Tego has taken the marketing of homes to the next level using the latest technology and strategies to expose thousands of home buyers to the properties listed with the Venturi Team.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Member of the Week - Thomas Schubert

Thomas Schubert
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New Mexico Properties
505-463-5489
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My Clients say it better than I can:
"Thomas demonstrates a tremendous amount of real estate knowledge; to a seller that is a necessity. Attention to detail, high levels of communication, understanding and listening to the buyer/seller are imperative in todays market, Thomas exhibits all of these traits. He is easy to work with and I have complete confidence in his abilities to sell my home!" ~Cynthia





Friday, October 30, 2015

Members of the Week - Susan Feil & Alicia Feil Peterson

Susan Feil & Alicia Feil Peterson
Coldwell Banker Legacy
505-690-222 - Susan
505-235-9398 - Alicia
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About Susan
Susan Feil has more than 26 years of residential real estate sales experience exclusive to New Mexico. A top-producing Realtor who has sold in excess of $350 million in property throughout the state, Susan has consistently earned numerous sales and service awards including the Los Mejores award and The Presidential Award.
She is a charter member of The Elite 25.Ranging from million-dollar estates for clients to $80,000 first-time homes for their children, Susan’s skill in finding properties for buyers has resulted in several generations of satisfied customers.A member of the National Association of Realtors, Susan has served on the governing boards for its Residential Sales and Residential Broker’s councils.

At the state level, she was a director of the Realtors Association of New Mexico. Recognized for her professional expertise, Susan has spoken at real estate conferences both in the United States and internationally. A graduate of The Realtors Institute (GRI), Susan’s professional certifications additionally include Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Resort and Second Home Specialist (RSPS) and the coveted Commerical Investment Managment Specialst (CCIM).

Active in many charitable organizations, she has volunteered with Santa Fe’s Buckaroo Ball and the Santa Fe Art Institute. Susan has also served as a member of the Jewish Welfare Federation, the New Mexico Symphony Guild and the New Mexico Repertory Theater.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree in English from Case Western Reserve University, Susan earned a master’s degree in communications from Northwestern University.Susan and her late husband traveled extensively worldwide including South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Australia, New Zealand, Bali, France, Spain, Finland, Russia, Germany, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, Syria, Lebanon and lived for several years in Turkey.

About Alicia
Alicia Feil Peterson has never forgotten her love for The Land of Enchantment.  She grew up in Albuquerque, graduating from The Albuquerque Academy and then earned a Bachelors Degree from Scripps College in Claremont, California.

After college, she journeyed to New York City, where she successfully completed Saks Fifth Avenue’s training program, and was soon promoted to Cosmetic Buyer. She left Saks to become part of the Internet boom – as Director of Merchandising for a dot-com beauty company. She stepped out of the dot-com world in order to take a step up – accepting a position with NARS Cosmetics as National Sales Manager, where she managed over 300 accounts and oversaw 30 direct reports.

New York City was a wonderful and exciting experience for Alicia.  Her life there, more than anything else, taught her that New Mexico is her home. The people, the landscape, and the culture here are so wonderfully unique and special – living without them left too great a void.  She was delighted when the chance arrived to return to her home and to make the next natural step in her career and her life.

Alicia had the privilege of watching an expert, her mother, Susan Feil, at work in real estate here in New Mexico for the last twenty-eight years.  She had intense interest in her mother’s work since the day she began.  She witnessed the drastic impact that Susan has had on people’s lives and this, along with her passion and love for New Mexico, led her to return to the state she loves-to help people in the same way her mother has and to work closely with her family.

Since returning back to Albuquerque Alicia hit the ground running selling homes and commercial property.  From the get go Alicia has been recognized within Coldwell Banker as one of their top brokers locally and nationally, selling millions of dollars of real estate yearly.  Alicia has also been invited to be a part of NM Select and Elite 25, both selective groups of “top agents” in Albuquerque.

The most fulfilling part of Alicia’s job is assisting people when they are most in need of her help. “People are buying or selling real estate at some of the most exciting, or most difficult times in their life. As a friend I have always found it important to be there for both the good times and the bad, applying that to my professional life is very important. The bond that I create with my clients is everlasting. One of the most rewarding is having my mom work with families who moved to Albuquerque over two decades ago, and now we get to help their children find homes; working through our generations to theirs is truly rewarding.”

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Member of the Week - Kelly Taliaferro

Kelly Taliaferro
Lucky Dog Realty
505-270-5552
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As a full time, full service residential real estate specialist, I look forward to helping you buy or sell your next home in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area.

I grew up in sunny Irvine, California. In high school and at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, I played soccer, ran cross country and track, and enjoyed the outdoors. Teaching science to middle & high school students, coaching soccer, leading a chemical reconnaissance platoon for the Army, and taking adolescents backpacking were a few of my first jobs before we moved from the New England area to Albuquerque. While living in New York City, I also earned my Masters in curriculum and teaching at Columbia University.

My husband, Hank, and I moved to Albuquerque in 2002 where he completed his residency in emergency medicine at University of New Mexico Hospital. After Hank finished his residency we just couldn’t leave Albuquerque!

Our family now includes two rambunctious boys, two dogs, a cat, a snake and a dove. We enjoy camping, hunting, skiing, & bird watching throughout the Land of Enchantment. When I am not selling houses, you can find me coaching youth soccer, volunteering at the local elementary school, or running with our dogs in the foothills.

When we purchased our first home as newlyweds, I became curious about pursuing real estate as a profession. A year later, I had earned my real estate license and was busy helping others buy and sell their homes. Since 2004, I have sold hundreds of homes totaling to more than 50 million dollars of real estate.

I enjoy working with all sorts of buyers and sellers, but I especially enjoy helping buyers looking for their forever, dream home and those who are purchasing their very first home. As for sellers, I really love tackling the challenge of making your home appeal to the most buyers through staging strategies, targeted marketing and proper pricing. As an experienced real estate investor, I am happy to analyze the market ensure my clients are making well-informed financial choices too. I utilize the latest technology to set my listings apart and to help my buyers find the perfect home for the right price. Whether you are a buyer, seller or investor, my goal is to help you find the right space and maximize your return on investment.

I take my real estate education seriously. Becoming a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the most difficult and thorough residential real estate designation. Only 3% of Realtors achieve CRS status. Compared to the average agent, CRS realtors have been in the business 3 times longer, have 3 times the number of annual transactions, and generate 3 times the gross sales.

I try to set myself apart from other Realtors through my education, experience and work ethic. Earning the CRS designation and opening my own brokerage, Lucky Dog Realty, are a testament to my commitment and love of real estate. I pride myself on providing professional and personal real estate services to all of my clients.

During 2013 I sold many luxury properties and was invited to be a member of the Albuquerque Elite 25 Realtors. This is an exclusive group of seasoned, top producing realtors who specialize in marketing and selling the finest homes. To be invited to join Elite 25, a realtor must consistently list and sell these luxurious homes.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Member of the Week - Joe Maez

Joe Maez
Keller Williams
505-401-5775 
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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!”

Friday, October 9, 2015

Members of the Week - Joan Wagner & Jill Levin

Joan Wagner & Jill Levin
Coldwell Banker Legacy
505-220-0600 (Joan)
505-385-7714 (Jill)
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Meet Joan
Whether you’re a first time home buyer, looking for that dream home, or a seasoned home owner, Joan Wagner can help you find that perfect place to call home. Having lived in New Mexico for over thirty five years, a transplant from Chicago, Joan calls New Mexico home and loves it! Her experience as a Realtor for over 20 years and as a member of the Santa Fe and Albuquerque Board of Realtors makes her the perfect person to help you. 

No one knows or understands the  diversity and is as knowledgeable of the area’s uniqueness and its residential areas as Joan. She’s owned and operated her own businesses in Albuqerque and Sante Fe.  Her continuous knowledge of effective changes in the real estate industry keep customers informed to current trends and their affect.   

Joan specializes in residential, rural, resort, and relocation in the Santa Fe/Albuquerque areas.  She is a member of the Continental Who’s Who, as well as being E-certified with Prudential. Among some of her qualifications she is also a Prudential Fine Homes Broker and a Prudential Certified Marketing Assistance and Destination Services Broker. 

A Realtor since 1990 and a top producer, Joan Wagner can help you to realize all your real estate needs and dreams whether you’re buying or selling. 

If you’d like to talk to people who’ve worked with Joan through the years, please ask for references, she’ll be happy to supply them.
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Member of the Week - Greg Lobberegt

Greg Lobberegt
Coldwell Banker Legacy
505-269-4734
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I know your property better than any other person besides yourselves. And I have the proven knowledge, experience and marketing tools to sell it.

That's why when a call is received on any of my listings, every effort is made to see that I am the one who speaks directly with the person making the inquiry.

I sell over 15% of my own listings and am associated with Coldwell Banker Legacy Realtors, a company that commands around 30% of all the listings in MLS.

  • Specializing in residential real estate in the Albuquerque area
  • Over 28 years real estate experience
  • Member: The Elite 28 Realtors and New Mexico Select
  • Consistently in top 1% for sales volume of all agents citywide
  • Awarded CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Designation from Residential Sales
  • Council of the National Association of Realtors
  • Coldwell Banker Legacy Realtors · 1987-2004 and 2010-Present
  • Keller Williams Realty · 2004-2010
  • Hooten/Stahl, Realtors · 1983-1987
  • Member of Albuquerque Metropolitan Board of Realtors, Realtors Association of New Mexico, National Association of Realtors; served on several committees of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Board of Realtors (AMBR)
  • AMBR Rookie of the Year, Los Mejores Award Winner
  • Licensed Broker by the New Mexico Real Estate Commission
  • University of Oregon, School of Business Management
  • Served on various neighborhood association boards
  • Basketball coach for the YMCA for the past 15 years
  • Avid golfer, skier, hiker


Friday, September 25, 2015

Member of the Week - David Roybal

David Roybal
Coldwell Banker Legacy
505-459-0765
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

Friday, September 18, 2015

Home of the Month - 750 Chamisal Road NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107










Find peace and privacy in this charming 3842 sq ft Nat Kaplan adobe with separate 845 sf two bedroom guest house/ office on 1.24 green acres in the best part of the North Valley. Talavera tile, 5 fireplaces, hand shaped adobe walls and mature greenery make this home feel like old Santa Fe. Updated kitchen with Viking and Subzero opens to covered portal with outdoor kiva fireplace. Enjoy restful evenings on the long south facing portal and watch kids or pets frolic on the huge lawn. Private gate at driveway entrance off a tranquil tree shaded lane. Orchard and small vineyard area complete the landscaping.













Price: $925,000
MLS#: 840281
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4
Sq Ft: 4687
Los Ranchos Home For Sale











750 Chamisal Road NW, Los Ranchos, NM 87107

Listed by Susan Nelson Anderson, Coldwell Banker Legacy, 505-828-1000

Monday, September 14, 2015

Member of the Week - Will Beecher

Will Beecher
Keller Williams
505-918-5730
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Will is celebrating over 15 years of real estate experience in New Mexico and is a member of both the Elite 25 Realtors and NM Select Brokers. Specializing in all homes within all areas of Albuquerque, North Valley, Los Ranchos, Corrales, Sandia Park, Placitas, and the whole East Mountains. He has established himself as a community expert through hundreds of transactions earning several top producer awards for his attending years. Mr. Beecher has served on several Home Owner Associations as a Board of Director and Architectural Control Committee's.

Will is extremely casual with his clients without any pressure. He enjoys working with buyers looking for that special dream home location no matter how long it takes. One of his latest accomplishments was bringing the 2010 HGTV Dream Home to San Pedro Overlook in Sandia Park.

Additionally, Mr. Beecher is a distinguished land expert with over 50 community land opportunities under his control. He was recognized for the highest recorded residential (R-1) land sale in history and the story was featured on the front page of the New Mexico Business Weekly.

Will met his wife Barbara while selling her parents property in 2007. He subsequently has two lovely daughters named Hayli and Brielle. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Mr. Beecher was a business owner and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Beecher holds a bachelor's degree from Norwich University Military College of Vermont. 
Mr. Beecher is strong advocate of Real Estate Higher Education earning the following Distinguished Designations: CRS, ABR, ePRO, SRES, CNE, SFR, CHMS, CDPE. He is currently a Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) student.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Member of the Week - Sandi Pressley

Sandi Pressley
Coldwell Banker Legacy
505-263-2173
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Sandi Pressley offers unparalleled service to ALL clients in Albuquerque and surrounding communities in the New Mexico real estate market. Sandi's motto is "Putting You First." Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority. 

A Realtor since 1979 and a proud native of Albuquerque, Sandi has listed and sold more homes than any other agent in all of New Mexico. Her dedication and commitment has enabled her to help over 9200 families in buying and selling their homes. As a native of Albuquerque, Sandi Pressley has been dedicated to serving her client's real estate needs for over 35 years.  Sandi has achieved a goal unprecedented by any other Realtor of being the #1 Top Producing Realtor for 28 consecutive years in all of Albuquerque as well as the entire state of New Mexico.  She is also the #1 Top Producing Realtor for the entire Western Region with Coldwell Banker National. Sandi understands the fundamental importance of credibility and honesty in fulfilling client needs, building success and delivering results. Sandi has the ability to quickly respond to the rapidly changing real estate market through innovative and effective marketing techniques. Since her association with Coldwell Banker Legacy, Sandi has been certified as a Previews Property Specialist. This certification is held by only 5% of Coldwell Banker agents nationwide, and is evidence that Sandi has special training and considerable experience in marketing exceptional properties. Sandi is personally committed to putting her proven sales strategies and extensive experience to work for her clients. She proudly works in all price ranges and geographic areas throughout Albuquerque and the surrounding counties.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Member of the Week - Charissa Grigsby

Charissa Grigsby
Champion Properties
505-319-3989
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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.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Member of the Week - Jo Cook

Jo Cook
Keller Williams
505-379-6099

"I am a full-time Realtor who is dedicated to my clients."

"A customer is not an interruption of my work – he or she is the purpose of it."

"Whether you are a buyer or seller, I will conduct myself in a professional manner, yet we'll still have fun! I love what I do for a living and I hope that comes across in my demeanor."

Accomplishments:
  •  #1 Top Individual Producer, 2004 & 2012, Albuquerque Market Center!
  • Albuquerque native and lifetime resident of New Mexico
  • Member, Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council
  • Member, Tennis Club of Albuquerque
  • Serving the Albuquerque metro area for over 20 years.
  • Presidential Award Winner, Albuquerque Metropolitan Board of Realtors
  • Serving the Albuquerque metro area for nearly 20 years
  • Founding Member of 'Circle of Dreams' at UNM Hospital
  • Representing Flynn & Smith, custom homes and renovations

Specializing in the following:
  • Architecturally designed homes
  • Properties of historical significance
  • Albuquerque area lofts
  • UNM area
  • Nob Hill
  • Netherwood Park
  • Ridgecrest/Parkland Hills
  • Downtown/Old Town
  • North Valley

My roots run deep in the community and around the state. My mother, Jo Eckert Huber, was a renowned interior designer and the former owner of Eckert's Furniture on Central Avenue (Historic Route 66). My father, the late Joseph Huber, owned the coal mining town of Madrid, New Mexico, where the baseball field is named in honor of his father, my grandfather, Oscar Huber.


As much as I love my job and what I've accomplished in the field of Real Estate, I consider my proudest achievement to be my four daughters: Vanessa, Abbi, Ashley, and Kammi.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Home of the Month - 50 Pinon Lane, Placitas, NM 87043











Escape to luxury! Breathtaking Panoramic VIEWS & 6.23 acre lot is the setting for this INCREDIBLE CUSTOM home. Resort like features will embrace you as you enter the private courtyard. Spacious floor plan w/2 living areas. Gourmet kitchen w/Knotty Cherry Cabinets, Granite counter tops, Kitchen Aid Appliances & walk-in Pantry. Master Bdrm boasts gas Kiva Fireplace, sitting area & Exquisite en suite w/2 vanities, Spa Tub, separate shower & walk-in closet. Guest suite & other bedrooms separate from the Master. Den w/built-in Bar & wine refrigerator. Formal Dining Room, Eat-In Breakfast nook. Surround sound, radiant heat, refrigerated air, Flagstone accents, Porcelain tile, Beams, Nichos etc. Horses welcome. Lot is perfect for possible Artist Studio, Oversized RV/Boat Garage or Workshop!!













Price: $775,000
MLS#: 834355
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 4
Sq Ft: 4150
Albuquerque Home For Sale













50 Pinon Lane, Placitas, NM 87043

Listed by David Roybal, Coldwell Banker Legacy, 505-292-8900

Friday, August 7, 2015

Member of the Week - Carol Sauder

Carol Sauder
Coldwell Banker Legacy
505-620-3898
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I am dedicated to making your Real Estate experience wonderful and carefree. I make a difference in transactions by acting on behalf of the client, listening to a client, providing personal attention, and my commitment to helping you buy or sell . I will help you with all your real estate needs. I serve all areas of Albuquerque, NE and NW and the surrounding areas, including Corrales, Placitas, Rio Rancho.  I specialize in helping customers on deciding where they want to live and determining what is important to them. Whether you are experienced in real estate or are a first time buyer or seller, I want to be your Realtor of choice.

Personal Background
I grew up in Irving Texas. After high school I attended Whittier College located in Whittier California where I met my husband Scot Sauder.  After living and working in the Los Angeles area and the Dallas /Fort Worth metro plex we moved to Albuquerque 20 years ago. We have loved every moment of it. We enjoy spending time outside so the Albuquerque weathersuits us well. Bicycling, 2 horses and 2 corgi's keeps us busy. The mother of two wonderful daughters; Ainsley the sports fanatic who graduated from the University of Alabama and received masters at TEXAS A & M,  to complete an internship at UCONN in the athletic department and now worksfor the University of Pittsburgh in Athletic Equipment. Heather the horse fanatic graduated May 2011 from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, received her Masters of Science in Mechanical Enginearing from the University of Wyoming and is currently at Iowa State getting her PHD in Wind Energy research and development; a division of Aerospace Engineering.  Both daughters found colleges by searching on www.farfrommom.com (only kidding). 
Professional Background
I have been working in Real Estate 12 years, and have loved homes and negotiation my entire life.  Serving first time buyers and investors, as well as long time Albuquerque residents.  I know the city of Albuquerque and surrounding areas very well.  I believe there are different areas of town that will meet your interests.  Whether it is UNM area living, Downtown lofts, finding the right schools- public or private, land for animals or a community feel I can help you determine what is important and find it.
In 2012 I formed a Real Estate Team dedicated to helping People. 
Customers Love and Recommend Me!
I recently completed my third major home transaction with Carol Sauder and she is absolutly the finest realtor I have ever worked with.  Since 2002, Carol has represented me twice as a buyer's agent and once as a seller's agent in both roles she worked brilliantly in my best interest.  Because she is a clear communicator and terrific negotiator, I understood my responsibilities and options every step of the way.  Thank you, Carol, for making my long held dream come true.  ~Meg
Carol is a relocation Specialist and put our wants and desires first.  ~B and J  

Designations
Carol's Designations in Real Estate: 
Certified Previews Specialist
Coldwell Banker Diamond Society
Coldwell Banker Multi Million Dollar
Coldwell Banker Sterling Society
Realtor
Previews Certified New Mexico Select    www.nmselect.com
Albuquerque's "Elite 25" Realtors   www.elite25.com
Customer service is my specialty - you are top on mind at all times. 
Relocation Specialist - I know the entire metro area and ask "What do you want?"