Coming from different backgrounds, Christopher grew up on the east coast and Matthew was born and raised in Santa Fe, the deep friendship they share has led to a successful business partnership with their real estate team. “We play well off of each other, have a great dynamic and a way of lightening things up when they get too serious,” Matthew explains.
“I was Matthew’s age when I first got into real estate in 1984,” Christopher recalls. By age thirty, Christopher became vice president of sales and marketing for a local high end custom builder and developer in the Pennsylvania and Delaware market. Matthew and Christopher both enjoy working with all types of clients — from first time home buyers to empty nesters, growing families, builders and developers — and all parts of our local market from in town to many rural areas.
Interesting story how Christopher moved here. In 1985, he stopped in Santa Fe for 12 hours on his way from Lubbock to the Grand Canyon and knew he would live here one day. In 1994 and for the next 8 years, he began making trips to Santa Fe twice a year. “In 2001 I told a friend, ‘Let’s drive down this street, I want to show you a neighborhood I’m really drawn to.’ I pointed out a particular house and said, ‘If it ever comes on the market, I’m going to buy it.’ We hooked up with a realtor the next day and she mentioned she would like to show us a house that wasn’t on the market yet, and it was the same house! I bought it and I still live there. I never looked back, it was simply meant to be.”
Both Christopher and Matthew remain enamored with living in Santa Fe. “The number one thing for me is the unique architecture,” Christopher says. “It all comes from the earth — mud houses, vigas and latillas made from trees. The Santa Fe art colony and its history also resonate with me, along with our culture and the great mix of people who live here.” Matthew adds, “I’m an outdoors person and Santa Fe is ideal with so many places to hike and explore. I also love our collective ‘para mañana’ laid back mindset and the overall vibe that things happen for a reason.”
Barker Realty was their first choice when they embarked on their real estate careers in Santa Fe. “We are very fortunate to be associated with this company. They are on the cutting edge of technology and marketing and keep us ahead of the curve. Answers are provided before our clients even ask! We never feel like we are missing anything because Barker Realty gives us all the tools in our toolbox to do a perfect job. David is a great person to bounce ideas off of and he always makes time for us no matter what he’s doing. The best thing is, we work with the owner of the company! He’s right here and there is never a time when he doesn’t say ‘C’mon in gents!
Located at the beginning of the desirable Spirit Wind East community, at just over three acres, this easily buildable home site boasts stunning views of the Sandia Mountains and the Galisteo Basin. Enjoy an incredible pallet of colors from dawn to dusk in your very own backyard. This inviting property is already supplied with community water and electricity.
Spirit Wind West. Beautiful four bedroom country home on over three acres, approximately twenty minutes to the art, culture, and restaurants in downtown Santa Fe. Boasting unobstructed views of the Cerro Colorado, Sandia, and Ortiz mountains, as well as the Galisteo basin. Fully fenced and landscaped with native plants and trees.
Located in the heart of The Eldorado Community with easy access to all the conveniences that Eldorado has to offer. Spectacular sunsets, beautiful mountain views, and clear night skies. Property has two Eldorado Water taps included in the price. According to the seller, there is potential to split the parcel into two separately deeded estate lots.
This property has easy access to all the conveniences that Eldorado has to offer. With spectacular sunrises and sunsets, beautiful views, and clear night skies. Property is currently zoned for commercial uses, however there are many possibilities for residential development opportunities.
Welcome to the quintessential beauty and peace of the lush Tesuque valley! This one-of-a-kind property, fondly referred to as “Serena,” radiates classic Tesuque style and charm. Exceptionally private and gated, the 2,063+/- square foot main residence and 1,872+/-square-foot guest house sit on almost four acres, offering the ideal retreat.
220 Copper Avenue Unit 650, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Matthew A. Tootelian
Barker Realty, LLC
Welcome to the Acropolis! This sleek and contemporary two bedroom one bathroom sixth floor pied-à-terre boasts beautiful city and mountain views through the floor to ceiling windows. There are two separate balconies, stainless steel kitchen appliances, modern stainless sliding interior doors, high ceilings, washer and dryer in unit.
This easily buildable property boast stunning views of the Sandia Mountains and the Galisteo Basin. Don’t miss the opportunity to occupy your very own piece of the New Mexico landscape! This inviting home site is already supplied with Eldorado Community Water and public electricity, fully enclosed with horse fencing, adjacent to dedicated open space. Horses welcome, modular construction allowed.
238 Avenida de Compadres, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
Matthew A. Tootelian
Barker Realty, LLC
Subdivision status as conveyed to us by the seller: there are a total of 65 lots; 48 water taps come with the subdivision; Paving Avenida de Compadres to the second entrance is required to continue phases; approximately 3 miles of base-course left to be completed within development; 7 more transformers and 4 more pedestals required from PNM; natural gas is all in place; roughly 240 +/- acres total
Prime location at the corner of Avenida Vista Grande and Monte Alto Rd. Beautiful mountain views. Very buildable. Property has two Eldorado Water taps included in the price. According to the seller there is potential to split the parcel into two separately deeded estate lots.
Prime commercial land for sale! Highly visible from traffic on I25 and Highway 285. Conveniently located with easy accessibility at the first entrance to the Eldorado Community. Across Camino Valle from the newly developed Dollar General.