How to Choose a REALTOR®

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How long have you been in residential real estate? Is it your full-time job?

Like most professions, experience is no guarantee of skill. But much of real estate is learned on the job.

Do you have any designations or certifications?

Real estate professionals have to take additional specialized training in order to obtain these distinctions. Designations and certifications help define the special skills that an agent can apply to your particular real estate needs. One designation buyers should look for is the ABR®, or Accredited Buyer’s Representative.

What’s your business philosophy?

While there’s no right answer to this question, the response will help you assess what’s important to the agent and determine how closely the agent’s goals

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Good Neighbors are REALTORS® and Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and most importantly, a lot of time to their charity.


REALTOR® Myra Herrmann has been recognized as a Good Neighbor recipient because of her contributions to Cloud Dancers Therapeutic Horsemanship Program. This local non-profit has provided hundreds of disabled individuals the opportunity to therapeutically interact with horses to address cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being.

Those who respond to therapeutic riding include individuals with Down Syndrome, Autism, MS, paralysis, amputations, ADD, ADHD, developmental delays, Cerebral Palsy, brain injuries, strokes, drug or alcohol abuse, hearing and vision

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A REALTOR® Fund Project

REALTOR® Belinda Franco was selected as a Good Neighbor recipient because of her contributions to Luggage for Kids, a non-profit administered by Red Mountain Family Services.


 
Red Mountain Family Services provides Treatment Foster Care and Home Placement for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children. Luggage for Kids provides new luggage to foster children with the hope that this small kind act will provide a sense of being cared for and respected. 

Belinda was an older foster child and understands the indignity a child feels when provided a trash bag for their belongings. Her determination to bring awareness to this issue by holding suitcase drives has inspired other brokers to pitch in. This effort has resulted in

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Deborah Duran was recognized as a GAAR Good Neighbor for her contributions to Maskup New Mexico in 2020. Maskup New Mexico, a sewing group born out of the COVID-19 crisis when the supply of masks and materials was scarce.

Deborah created masks for First Responders, Native American communities, and the homeless. She personally donated funds and made over 2,000 masks at the beginning of the pandemic. 

Recognizing those who go above and beyond for the community, the Good Neighbor Award recognizes local REALTORS® for their charitable impact on the community. Good Neighbors are REALTORS® and Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly –  a lot of time to their charity. 

MaskUpNM

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Recognizing those who go above and beyond for the community, the Good Neighbor Award recognizes local REALTORS® for their charitable impact on the community. Good Neighbors are REALTORS® and Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly –  a lot of time to their charity. 

REALTOR® Mary Bader was recognized as a GAAR Good Neighbor for her contributions to Silver Horizons. 

Silver Horizons is a local non-profit that helps low-income seniors. In Bernalillo County, the need is great with 1 of every 7 seniors living below the poverty level. Silver Horizons strives to help those seniors in need (and the family members who live with them) with free groceries, household bill assistance, and

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New Mexico Home Search is a consumer website developed by GAAR to showcase properties statewide. New Mexico MLSs power the site making it the most accurate, up-to-date tool for the public to search for New Mexico listings.

Local REALTORS® are provided a free account but need to claim their REALTOR® profile to gain access to free leads. During March, NMHS will be promoting the site and running a contest to encourage you to update or claim your profile to be entered into the drawing.

Claim Your NMHS Profile Contest
March 1st - 31st
How to Enter

Any member of a participating association will need to update or claim their profile on NewMexicoHomeSearch.com from March 1st to March 31st.

$500 Gift Card to be Awarded on Monday, April 4th

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Here you can access New Mexico Home Search Toolkit to promote your real estate business throughout the year. Share photos, videos, and graphics on your websites and social media to engage audiences and promote your New Mexico Home Search profile.

Instructions for Social Media Use

  • Select the post you want to use
  • Download the Photo or Video to save it to your computer or mobile phone. We recommend you save it to your photo/video folder or app.
  • Take a look at the recommended channel where this content is best to be posted
  • Open Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and create a post by uploading the photo or video (this should only take a minute or so)
  • Add the caption we have provided, or feel free to write your own
  • Include #NMHomes in your
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Recognizing those who go above and beyond for the community, the Good Neighbor Award recognizes local realtors for their charitable impact on the community. The latest recipient of this award is Jenn Cody Martin. She received the award for her contributions to the  Domestic Violence Resource Center and has dedicated hundreds of hours towards helping victims break the cycle of domestic violence. Jenn Cody Martin discusses her work and all she does for the community. 

REALTOR®  Jenn Cody Martin was recognized as a GAAR Good Neighbor for her contributions to Domestic Violence Resource Center.

The incidence of domestic violence tends to be 10% higher in New Mexico than the national average. And 30-40% of that violence is witnessed by children in the

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Good Neighbors are REALTORS® and Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly –  a lot of time to their charity. Through the GAAR Good Neighbor awards, members are recognized for going above and beyond for the community, and for the charitable impact they make.

Heather Price was recognized as a GAAR Good Neighbor for her contributions to Lobo Little League for the past 7 years. Heather has volunteered for many positions, including Secretary of the League, Concession Manager, Head Score Keeper, and Event Organizer. She is proud of many accomplishments including revamping the concession operations and adding wi-fi service. With those changes, concession sales are now in the black and have

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Todd Clarke Receives Good Neighbor Award

Recognizing those who go above and beyond for the community, the Good Neighbor Award recognizes local REALTORS® for their charitable impact on the community. Good Neighbors are REALTORS® and Affiliates that dedicate themselves to volunteer service. They donate gifts, money, and – most importantly –  a lot of time to their charity. 

Todd Clarke was recognized as a GAAR Good Neighbor for his contributions to the Ventana Fund. The Ventana Fund is a New Mexico-based non-profit organization and Certified Development Financial Institution that provides low-interest loans to create and preserve affordable rental housing. 

Ventana Fund was established in 2014 to meet the critical need for an increased

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