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
Our experience with Marika was nothing less than stellar! We purchased a townhome from out-of-town, so we relied on Marika more so than someone residing locally might have--she became our one-stop shop.
We experienced a few bumps during our transaction with discrepancies in town records and surveys. The possible headaches were averted when Marika dove in to get to the bottom of matters--great service.
We highly recommend Marika!!
Robert and Susie Ober
Dear Marika: Words alone cannot convey the gratitude I have for your herculean efforts in selling my condo. In spite of many, many hurdles, complications and road blocks, you never gave up. Not only didn't you quit when others would have, you maintained your positive, professional "let's get it done" attitude, throughout.I've talked with several Realtors who were aware of the almost impossible situations related to this sale. Each person I talked with has stated the same sentiment that you were "amazing". That said, I am looking forward to referring as many people your way, as I can. Thank you a million times.
Bonnie Golden Taos, NM
A friend of mine suggested introducing me to Marika Choma. I can't thank him enough! I met with Marika in the morning to exchange some thoughts on my search and by late afternoon I was putting in an offer on a house. This house not only suited my needs but also possessed an incredible view with Pueblo land bordering the property. Marika shared with me, her knowledge of local professionals... such as inspectors, plumbers, appraisers and even went our of her way to meet with these people at the contracted house. Marika also used her excellent communication skills to keep all parties informed of inspection reports which really helped to keep the real estate deal moving. She always made time to deal with potential problems and when any tough problem surfaced, she just got tougher and resolved the problem. Marika is a smart, hard working women and one which I'm happy to have as a friend now. Thanks Marika for everything!
Leslie Shurin Caldwell, Denver CO
Throughout the transaction, Marika advised us of the subtle differences in New Mexico real estate transactions. With the highest respect for the "contract", she was very cognizant of all details pertinent to the transaction and was always available, while maintaining a respectful and warm relationship with all parties in the transaction. As this was a "long distance" transaction, we relied on Marika for advice on everything from a mortgage person to setting up a residence. She continues to be a remarkable source of guidance as we make our transition in life style.
Marika is solidly grounded in the community of Taos and we are fortunate to call her "friend".
Steven, Syndra and Francesca Costa Evergreen, CO
Having recently decided to call Taos my home, I suffered through the headache & hassle of dealing with a couple of other real estate companies before being graciously recommended to Marika Choma, owner of Taos Real Property. From our first meeting on, I felt I had not only met the Realtor that would find me my Taos dream house, but a genuine friend as well. The speed & dexterity with which she found my property & closed the deal was astonishing. As I am very thankful for my association with Marika, I will be certain to recommend her to anyone in the market for buying & selling a home… My sincerest gratitude.
Irena Lerman, Taos, NM