Mar­ket per­spec­tives from SFAR

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Each year the Santa Fe As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors hosts quar­terly meet­ings for qual­i­fy­ing bro­kers (QBs), ex­pe­ri­enced bro­kers who may lead large, medium or one-per­son real es­tate of­fices. A qual­i­fy­ing bro­ker in New Mex­ico is is­sued a qual­i­fy­ing bro­ker’s li­cense if the ap­pli­cant can doc­u­ment that the as­so­ci­ate bro­ker’s or equiv­a­lent li­cense has been on ac­tive sta­tus with a real-es­tate bro­ker­age for two of the last five years im­me­di­ately pre­ced­ing their ap­pli­ca­tion to be­come a qual­i­fy­ing bro­ker, and must pro­vide a cer­tifi­cate of com­ple­tion of the New Mex­ico Real Es­tate Com­mis­sion-ap­proved 30-hour course in bro­ker­age of­fice ad­min­is­tra­tion. To high­light the role of our qual­i­fy­ing bro­kers, the as­so­ci­a­tion asks sev­eral QBs what mes­sage they would share with the com­mu­nity about the cur­rent Santa Fe hous­ing mar­ket.

Kurt Hill, qual­i­fy­ing bro­ker with Adobes & Dirt, shares that, “Cor­rectly-priced homes un­der $500,000 are very ac­tive and sell­ing quickly.” He added, “Vis­it­ing buy­ers are gen­er­ally look­ing for sec­ond homes with a plan to re­tire in Santa Fe.”

Of­fer­ing this per­spec­tive, Liz Cale, qual­i­fy­ing bro­ker with Santa Fe Prop­er­ties, finds, “Buy­ers in Santa Fe are re­al­iz­ing they now have op­tions to build some of the­most en­ergy-ef­fi­cient homes in the coun­try at af­ford­able prices. Buy­ers are re­spond­ing to the ex­cite­ment of be­ing able to per­son­al­ize a brand new home that fits their needs.”

Lastly, the qual­i­fy­ing bro­ker with Cold­well Banker Trail­sWest Realty, Rachel Rose­bery, states, “We are in a very for­tu­nate po­si­tion to be ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a mar­ket that is steady and slowly climb­ing.” She fur­ther noted, “With the change in hous­ing in­ven­tory, both sell­ers and buy­ers can take ad­van­tage of this mar­ket.”

The Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors (NAR) and its af­fil­i­ated in­sti­tutes, so­ci­eties, and coun­cils pro­vide a wide range of pro­grams and ser­vices that as­sist mem­bers in in­creas­ing skills, pro­fi­ciency, and knowl­edge. Des­ig­na­tions and cer­ti­fi­ca­tions ac­knowl­edg­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­per­tise in var­i­ous real-es­tate sec­tors are awarded by NAR and each af­fil­i­ated group upon com­ple­tion of re­quired cour­ses.

This bul­letin is a fea­ture in theHome Mag­a­zine to rec­og­nize the achieve­ments of Santa Fe As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors mem­bers. Each bul­letin high­lights a des­ig­na­tion or cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and lists those mem­bers who have achieved this dis­tinc­tion. The fol­low­ing mem­bers achieved the fol­low­ing des­ig­na­tions or cer­ti­fi­ca­tions from July 1, 2014 to Sept. 1, 2016:

Ac­cred­ited Buyer’s Rep­re­sen­ta­tive (ABR): An­thony Atwell, Jr., Nancy Dodd, Lynne Ein­leger, Alexan­dra Stango

Cer­ti­fied In­ter­na­tional Prop­erty Spe­cial­ist (CIPS): Craig Huit­feldt

Cer­ti­fied Real Es­tate Ne­go­ti­a­tion Ex­pert (RENE): No­bel Davis

Cer­ti­fied Res­i­den­tial Spe­cial­ist Linda Mur­phy

Grad­u­ate, REAL­TOR® In­sti­tute (GRI): Laura Hil­ton

Se­nior Real Es­tate Spe­cial­ist (SRES): Linda Bis­son­nette, Pa­tri­cia Pip­kin (CRS):

Rubel “Paco” Arguello is a Santa Fe na­tive and chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Santa Fe As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors.

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