Your Santa Fe Real Estate New Year’s Resolutions

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The new year is just days away! In between wrapping presents and planning holiday activities, you may be thinking about resolutions for 2019. As Santa Fe’s home-grown realty, we think real estate 365 days a year—and with that in mind, it’s a great time to offer some New Year’s resolutions you might want to adopt to help you achieve your real estate goals. For instance:


Save for a Down Payment

If you’re in the market for buying real estate in the near future, make it a top priority to start saving for a down payment. Whether it’s your first foray into home buying or not, it’s always a good idea to save in advance.


Get Pre-Qualified for a Mortgage

It’s the first step in the mortgage process. Find how pre-qualification can help you when you’re ready to make an offer.


Declutter and Organize

Giving yourself plenty of time to declutter and organize can save brain cells and money and reduce stress. We can’t think of better reasons to devote a day or two each month to paring down possessions and simplifying. Decluttering way ahead of a move is a smart move! One of our favorite sources for practical home advice is The Spruce. Mine their room-by-room decluttering guide for how to break down the process into manageable steps.


Research Your Next Homebuying Purchase

Deciding on a real estate purchase can be like asking what comes first, the chicken or the egg. Except there are more questions. Where in the Santa Fe area to buy? What type of home? We believe there’s a home for every type of buyer—but it helps to figure out your priorities and criteria. Start by using our Area Profiles to do some online exploring. For each area, you can get a market snapshot, browse listings, request a showing, and estimate mortgage payments.


Track the Real Estate Market

Educating yourself about the Santa Fe real estate market is one of the most helpful things you can do. Our quarterly market reports give you a comprehensive look at Santa Fe’s residential market drawn from the industry’s most extensive database of transaction data. These reports are free and downloadable, making this resolution easy to carry out.


Talk to Us

Email us at, call us at 505-982-9836, or drop by. We’re a Santa Fe-sized company whose agents can give each customer personal attention and reliable service that addresses their unique needs and desires. We understand that buying or selling a home is one of the most important financial decisions you face and can involve many complicated issues. Our primary Barker Realty Office is located in the historic Gross Kelly Warehouse in the heart of the Santa Fe Railyard. We’d love to see you!