We located Marika solely by chance when we were searching online for an agent who could help us locate a place to purchase in Taos. After contacting her via her website, we didn't attempt to contact any others because she responded immediately and we could feel from how she addressed us and answered our preliminary questions that she was very knowledgeable about the area with many years of experience. Following our first contact, we provided her with a very precise list of requirements. We live abroad, so it was very important that we had confidence in Marika's responsiveness and understanding of these requirements. We were not disappointed. She began sending us listings that fell within our requested range of prices and locations. We had given her the date when we were planning to travel to Taos and make the purchase if we found a property that suited our requirements. By the time we made our trip to Taos, we had narrowed down the list to those we were seriously interested in visiting. Marika set up the appointments prior to our arrival. In addition, some new listings had become available by the time we arrived and when we met Marika in person, she discussed these with us at the same time that she gave us a very detailed and professional briefing on where we would be going, the type of neighborhoods we would be visiting and what we should be looking for with respect to pros and cons. AT no time did we ever feel pressured to select/reject one property in favor of another! Marika also responded immediately to new request that we made "on the fly" regarding types of properties we had originally rejected but decided to include once we saw their merit. In the end, we made a decision to buy one of the new properties listed that we had not previously seen on-line but Marika was able to use her connections to see it at short notice and we realized almost immediately that it was the one we wanted. In the follow-up of obtaining all the necessary documents, getting the property inspected, contacting the title company, etc., Marika was relentless in crossing all the T's and dotting all the I's. We were able to close on time with absolutely no problems. Marika did the final walk-through in our absence and coordinated with the inspection engineer. Marika has helped us get the gas and electricity switched over to our name, recommended a maintenance person who we have now contracted with, and done everything in her power to make purchasing a home as seamless as possible. We are looking forward now to socializing with Marika as a friend in addition to realtor once we move in this year.
Darrel Baumgardner Kit Carson Rd, Taos, NM 87571
Dear home buyer or home seller,
During the process of listing and selling my house Marika showed me what it is like to be in the hand of a true professional.
Always on time for an appointment, easy to reach, always listening to my concerns, bringing all her expertise to ease the process and conduct negotiations with strength and absolutely no-nonsense.
She worked for me, I felt it from the beginning of our relationship, it made it easy for me to trust her, value her comments and move on thru the process with peace of mind.
She is a worker, stays focused and delivers exactly what she says she will.
I give her 5 stars and my gratitude for a job well done.
Christine Castiello, Ranchos de Taos NM
Marika is a tireless advocate for her clients. I worked with her on several property sales and I was highly impressed. In the most recent sale, Marika was amazing. She stayed patient and was able to work through issues quickly as they came up during the initial offer and acceptance.
I would highly recommend Marika as a highly professional real estate broker and all-around great person. She has a fun sense of humor and always knows how to keep things light. Great experience too - she really knows the Taos area and has a lot of insight.
Tami Lucas, Chicago IL
Marika is a true professional. She helped us make our dream home a reality. We couldn't have been more pleased with her work. Marika went out of her way to drive us to remote property sites. She was informed about the area and very competent in every step of the process. Highly recommended.
Anna Novakov, Sunshine Valley Taos NM