Our approach to real estate is unique in that we operate in a deeper way—beyond selling real estate, we are advocates and ambassadors of Santa Fe. The broker team, management and staff have all been hand-picked with this quality and purpose in mind. For more than 50 years, Barker Realty’s commitment and dedication to our unique Santa Fe community and its people have been deep and unwavering. Locally owned and operated by a third generation Santa Fe family, our love for this community drives us every day to demonstrate our devotion through involvement and integration at a neighborhood level.
Serving our clients is our number-one priority. Whether they live in Santa Fe or come to us from across the country or the world, we’re dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our buyers and sellers. Our brokers deliver on that commitment by giving each client personal attention and professional expertise. It’s not a cookie-cutter approach. It’s personalized and client-driven. We’re here to serve clients inclusive of every price point, opportunity, or challenge.
Our philosophy is simple: quality over quantity. Associate Brokers who join Barker Realty outperform their counterparts in the market in both number of transactions per broker as well as days on market for listings sold. How do they get there? New brokers participate in varying levels of mentorship. For many new brokers, it’s important to work with either an experienced broker or by joining our formal Mentorship Program that includes direct access to qualifying brokers and business development training. Four out of five new licensees drop out of real estate within two years; we have reversed those numbers.
Giving back to the Santa Fe community has been a defining characteristic of Barker Realty from the beginning. It’s both a Barker family tradition and a company tradition to support Santa Fe and New Mexico nonprofits that nurture, strengthen, and enrich our community. Our philanthropic contributions support such charities and organizations as the Santa Fe Farmers Market, the Esperanza Shelter, The Horse Shelter, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, and the Santa Fe Opera.
The latest and best technology is increasingly vital to a highly successful business. The multi-faceted technology platform Barker Realty created to support its brokers is unmatched by other local firms. The world is constantly changing and we must adapt: as an independent brokerage we can be more flexible and adjust to new technology quickly. Our transaction process is completely digital, utilizing checklists and calendars, digital signatures and notifications, to ensure a smooth selling process. Likewise, we focus on new technology such as video conferencing and virtual walkthroughs to promote properties in a safe manner. Effective at reaching buyers while providing seamless support to ensure a buying or selling experience that’s as stress-free as possible, multiple local brokers have joined Barker Realty due to our strong technology platform.
David and Lisa Barker’s business philosophy holds a high regard for integrity, collaborative problem solving, expertise and technology. Our team of associate brokers have been carefully curated with these qualities in mind. Due to the caliber of brokers and the marketing and technology platforms supporting them, our brokers on average produce higher sales, have the lowest average days on market to sell your home, and offer a combined 900 years of experience. Even our newer brokers go through extensive training and mentoring to ensure the highest level of service for our clients.
Santa Fe Reporter readers voted us first place for the best real estate agency in Santa Fe in 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022. On average, our brokers produce higher sales and have the lowest average days on market to sell your home. Buying or selling a home is one of the most important financial decisions our customers face. The process can involve many steps and come with a hefty measure of stress and emotion. We focus on meeting clients’ needs by first understanding what they are. From that starting point, we keep our eyes on the end goal of achieving a successful real estate transaction for each client.