BRO­KER Spot­light

Mark Ban­ham

Home - Santa Fe Real Estate Guide - - PROFILE - 505 577 5273 | MBan­ham@San­taFeRealEs­tate.com MarkBan­ham.com | GaySan­taFe.com 530 S. Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM 87501 • 505 982 9836 • San­taFeRealEs­tate.com

“I don’t go away af­ter the trans­ac­tion – I stay in tune and I stay in touch. Prob­a­bly 95% of my clients be­come my friends.”

Mark builds re­la­tion­ships, first and fore­most. So­cial by na­ture, Mark has built a large com­mu­nity of friends and en­joys bring­ing peo­ple new to Santa Fe into his cir­cle. Mak­ing in­tro­duc­tions be­tween peo­ple with com­mon in­ter­ests, host­ing din­ner par­ties, and ba­si­cally be­ing the go-to guy for what’s hap­pen­ing in Santa Fe of­fers Mark’s clients an in­valu­able in­tro­duc­tion into our City Dif­fer­ent. “When they come to Santa Fe, they are ex­cited,” Mark says. “I have heard many times– WOW! You have so much go­ing on in Santa Fe! We had no idea.”

Mark’s busi­ness phi­los­o­phy is sim­ple and very suc­cess­ful, “I don’t go away af­ter the trans­ac­tion – I stay in tune and I stay in touch. Prob­a­bly 95% of my clients be­come my friends.” His suc­cess is ev­i­dent as he was in the top 10% in sales the last cou­ple of years.

A deep in­volve­ment in Santa Fe’s gay com­mu­nity is a big part of his busi­ness. Oneof the most re­ward­ing on-go­ing events is ‘Friends of Dorothy’, where200+ friends get to­gether once amonth for cock­tails and con­ver­sa­tion. Mark, with the help of his as­sis­tant Ian Lock­wood, main­tains and grows a web­site (GaySan­taFe.com) and sev­eral so­cial me­dia sites, all di­rected to­wards strength­en­ing the com­mu­nity and pro­mot­ing any­thing and ev­ery­thing that is fun in Santa Fe – art open­ings, fes­ti­vals, mar­kets and fi­es­tas, fundrais­ing, concerts at the rai­l­yard, great restau­rants, and so much more!

Mark first vis­ited Santa Fe Christ­mas ’97. “Day 3, this place just hugged me – em­braced me – and I knew on day 10, with­out a doubt, this is where I be­longed. I went back to Tulsa and de­cided to wrap up my real es­tate prac­tice there and move to Santa Fe.”

Barker Realty of­fers an ideal and sup­port­ive at­mos­phere to Mark, al­low­ing him to grow his suc­cess­ful prac­tice. “It’s like a fam­ily! David, Lisa and the staff are in it to win it - they are al­ways avail­able to help, and they pro­vide all the tools pos­si­ble to cre­ate my suc­cess. I en­joy com­ing to work every day – Barker has an ex­cep­tional vibe!”

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