Sotheby's International Realty
231 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Born in Chicago, my childhood years were spent in Toronto, Canada & Mexico City; hence my fluency in Spanish. I also have resided in Cincinnati, Boulder, Winston-Salem & Tucson. I graduated from the University of Colorado, with Honors, in 1977, receiving a BA in Communication with a Minor in Conflict Resolution. Married to photographer Joseph Blagden in 1979, we came to Santa Fe in 1983. Here we have raised our three children; Jackson, Bonar & Wyndham, and I found great satisfaction being extremely involved as an educational activist & fundraiser for both public & private schools. I now serve on the Buckaroo Ball Committee, raising funds for the at risk children of Santa Fe County.
Area of Expertise
As president of parent groups for 3 different schools over the past 16 years, and the chair of 8 auctions; my organizational, multitasking, negotiating and people skills have been well honed helping me to achieve much success in the raising of over $300,000 in contributions for the benefit of Santa Fe school children. I currently serve on the Buckaroo Ball Committee which grants funds to at-risk SF County children. The vision & leadership I provide translates well into the multidimensional world of Real Estate. Combining my multicultural background, many close personal contacts and organizational skills, I look forward to providing my clients with a very special service, insight & perspective.
After 6 years in the business, I was in the top 5 Santa Fe realtors for sales in the first quarter of 2009; a difficult quarter! I really love what I do both from a human relationship point of view, as well as from the knowledge and expertise of Santa Fe homes required to close the deal. I take great pride and satisfaction in a job well done, and conduct my life and my business in the pursuit of excellence.
Mission Statement as a Buyer's Agent
My goal will be to listen carefully enough to your needs and desires for a home, to be able to use my real estate and local knowledge, intuition and common sense to help you convert your vision into a reality.
Mission Statement as a Listing Agent
As your listing agent, I will represent you with knowledge, intelligence, efficiency, honesty and heart. I will always keep you abreast of all the pertinent information on showings, feedback from other agents and keep you up to date on market statistic trends.
Why I Love Santa Fe
I love living here because it is the closest one can get to living abroad within the United States. The extent & quality of choices for a "small town" is awesome fine arts, performing arts, museums, archeological sites & great shopping. All this, and no traffic jams! Being an avid hiker, New Mexico is a hiker's haven, with the beauty & spirit of the land on every walk. The nearness of the sky, the vastness of the vistas, the brilliant quality of light and air all unite to make life in our city different spectacularly unequaled.
Whether looking for a home to buy, or marketing a home to sell, with my years of experience in Real Estate and my many years knowing Santa Fe, I'm your girl!