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Dar­lings, I had re­ally wanted to spend this whole time with you to­day talk­ing about my­self, but, un­for­tu­nately for me, there are too many things go­ing on with other peo­ple that make their lives more in­ter­est­ing than mine. Honey Buns, does false mod­esty be­come me?

For starters, there’s a new kid in town. Al­bu­querque-based Realty One of New Mex­ico is mak­ing its Santa Fe de­but by open­ing an of­fice at 431 St. Michaels Drive. They smartly picked a lo­ca­tion with plenty of park­ing and an event-friendly pa­tio. (Muffins, what more does any Re­al­tor need?) Then, the Al­bu­querque own­ers ( Mary Ann Camp­bell, Jessica Martin, and Mike and Jessica Taylor) charmed the em­i­nently qual­i­fied Christo­pher Har­ris out of his com­fort zone at Barker Realty to be­come the des­ig­nated QB. Be­sides be­ing a top-notch Re­al­tor, he is a cer­ti­fied me­di­a­tor and ne­go­tia­tor. Lis­ten, Crum­pets, as a re­tired Naval Com­man­der and fa­ther of eight and grand­fa­ther of two, Christo­pher ob­vi­ously learned th­ese skills as a mat­ter of sur­vival. Add to all that his qual­i­fi­ca­tions as a real-es­tate coach and men­tor, and I’d say he’s per­fect for the job.

Next, there are fa­mil­iar faces in new places. Ernie Za­p­ata, Ed Reid, and Joseph Martinez (for­merly Santa Fe Prop­er­ties) re­cently re­lo­cated to Barker Realty. No, Pup­pies, they did not get in a hud­dle and make a group hug move. In fact, they­were rather sur­prised (in a serendip­i­tous way) when they dis­cov­ered that they had all made a sim­i­lar de­ci­sion to re-en­er­gize their long real-es­tate ca­reers by chang­ing locations. Cup­cakes, it’s so much eas­ier than mov­ing to a new town and com­pletely start­ing over, don’t you think?

Ed was at Barker years ago, so he thought it was time to go home. Joseph, who doesn’t know it yet, will be­come a fashion icon for the men at Barker Realty who would like to start wear­ing ear­rings again. Ernie will have pangs of guilt when he starts re­ceiv­ing emails from Dermot Monks (SF Props) won­der­ing where his side­kick went. And they will all live hap­pily ev­er­after.

An­other fa­mil­iar face in a new place is Mar­i­lyn Foss (for­merly SF Props) who can now be found at Sotheby’s Palace Av­enue of­fice. She’s not new to Sotheby’s, as she was there when it tran­si­tioned from French & French and a few years be­yond. She and fel­low Sotheby’s Re­al­tor Ju­dith Ivey re­cently re­turned from a trip to Par­adise Val­ley, Ariz., where they met with their client to go over de­tails for the new de­vel­op­ment they’re rep­re­sent­ing. Kit­tens, when you leisurely fin­ish my column, go to the Sotheby’s ad and read about Longview at Santa Fe. You’ll get the full scoop on what Mar­i­lyn and Ju­dith are do­ing.

Fa­mil­iar-faces-in-the-same-old-places­but-with-new-job-de­scrip­tions is my next cat­e­gory. The Real­tors at Sotheby’s will def­i­nitely miss Adri­enne DeGuerre as their of­fice ad­min­is­tra­tor, and Neil Lyon will cer­tainly miss his mar­ket­ing and op­er­a­tions man­ager, Vanessa Rios y Valles. Pos­sums, in spite of break­ing hearts, Adri­enne and Vanessa made the de­ci­sion to be their own bosses. Be­fore, they were Real­tors do­ing the man­ag­ing and mar­ket­ing for other Real­tors. Now, they’re Real­tors man­ag­ing and mar­ket­ing their own busi­nesses. Still at Sotheby’s, they will be a for­mi­da­ble team. Yes, Chick­adees, we must wel­come them... to a re­ward­ing world of un­cer­tainty, anx­i­ety, ex­cite­ment, and last­ing friend­ships.

Con­grat­u­la­tions go out to Rey Post (Sotheby’s). To­day’s ATRE (All Things Real Es­tate) ra­dio broad­cast on 101.5 FM or 1260 AM marks ATRE’s 7th an­niver­sary. Be­cause of Rey’s brain­child, we get to tune in from noon to 2:00 on the first Sun­day of ev­ery month and lis­ten to Rey and var­i­ous guests dis­cussing the best news, in­for­ma­tion, and com­men­tary on ev­ery as­pect of to­day’s real-es­tate mar­ket. Lam­bkins, we even get to lis­ten to our pres­i­dent. Gary Bobol­sky (Sotheby’s), this year’s pres. of the Santa Fe As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors, is on ATRE’s show from1 to 2, dur­ing which time he shares with you all the ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties Real­tors do to make this com­mu­nity a bet­ter place. He wel­comes au­di­ence par­tic­ipa- tion, so call him at 470-0927. I mean it, Doll Faces: talk to him about any­thing -- ex­cept pol­i­tics and who our next POTUS is go­ing to be.

One of the things he’ll talk about to­day is the Santa Fe As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors Nate Blaser Golf Ben­e­fit on June 10 at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe. The tour­na­ment be­gins with reg­is­tra­tion and break­fast at 10:30. Not a golfer? Then come out for the fes­tiv­i­ties later that day, which in­clude a si­lent auc­tion be­gin­ning at four o’clock, de­li­cious hors d’oeu­vres, and danc­ing, or just lis­ten­ing to Amer­i­can JeM’s great mu­sic. ALL pro­ceeds go di­rectly to the Sky Cen­ter of New Mex­ico Sui­cide In­ter­ven­tion Project, work­ing to re­duce the risk of youth sui­cide in Santa Fe County and North­ern New Mex­ico.

One last thing, Pump­kins, and I’m turn­ing out the lights. Michael French (the male half of the now-de­funct but never-for­got­ten French & French Fine Prop­er­ties) just re­cently pub­lished his lat­est novel,

The joy of life af­ter real es­tate for Michael is hav­ing time to write again (in be­tween trekking around the world, etc). The au­thor of 24 books, both fic­tion and non-fic­tion, Michael’s writ­ings never es­cape a mes­sage or two while en­ter­tain­ing us. In Once Upon A Lie, Michael says the mes­sage is that “S___ hap­pens in ev­ery­one’s lives, no mat­ter what so­cial class one is in.” Well, Cheese­cakes, ain’t that the truth. In the past, we knew Michael as a busi­ness­man and Re­al­tor. To learn­more about hi­mas Michael R. French, Au­thor, check him out on Ama­zon.com.

So long, Sweet­peas. Un­til next time... Oak­ley

Mar­i­lyn and Ju­dith, glam­ming it up in Par­adise Val­ley

Adriene and Vanessa, ready for their close­ups as they close in on their new ca­reers

Christo­pher Har­ris, the new QB of Santa Fe’s new­est of­fice, Realty One Santa Fe

Joseph, a man who knows how to wear an ear­ring

Ernie, al­ways ready with a smile for ev­ery­one

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