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Welcome to Taos, New Mexico, and to Taos Properties, Northern New Mexico’s premier Taos Real Estate agency representing charming Taos Homes for Sale. We also have listings for condos, land, investment and commercial properties in the Taos NM area.

If you are looking for local Taos real estate professionals who are dedicated to service, John and Lisa Cancro and staff combine their efforts to make your Taos real estate experience successful. With over 25 years of real estate expertise, they understand the importance of patience and thoroughness during your real estate transaction. They will help you find the perfect property in Taos or its surrounding area while assisting with all your needs. Call today!


A few satisfied customers...

  • "John and Lisa Cancro have been around Taos for over 20 years and know the Taos real estate market very well. We felt this from the very first time we walked in to their office. Their intimate knowledge of Taos and professionalism is just what we were looking for when we decided to sell our house. John is an exceptional negotiator. Lisa is very personable and connects naturally with clients of all backgrounds. We found this to be very comforting during the entire process of selling our house on Blueberry Hill. Selling a home can be very emotional and they both understood what we were going through and gave us sound advice from start to finish. We recommend them to all of our friends and family. Whether you are buying or selling a home, you will not be disappointed with Taos Properties. …"

    - Hurtado

  • " Our experience with Lisa when buying property in Taos couldn't have been better. Not only was she competent and kind, she made the process a lot of fun. Lisa knows Taos well and understood our needs immediately. We contacted her on a Wednesday and by Sunday were putting in an offer on a lovely spot that we had not been able to find on our own. We cannot recommend Lisa enough. "

    - Michelle Berry

  • " Having recently sold a high end house in the aftermath of the financial crisis, I am grateful for Lisa and John Cancro at Taos Properties.      Lisa invested her own elbow grease in the beginning, when the home was initially listed. Later, as the market vacillated, they kept us abreast of the real estate landscape county wide with extensive periodic statistics and analysis. John helped shepherd us through a complicated lot line adjustment. We utilized their network of cleaners and maintenance & repair folks, who were prompt and fairly priced. Selling a home is hard work, and also emotional. Thanks so much for navigating us through the process.   "

    - Dr. Q. Peterson

  • " Dear Lisa, This thank you is long overdue! The service that we received from you was exceptional! We felt that you were very honest, transparent and fair in representing us in buying our first home here in Taos! We were very impressed with the level of professionalism with working with you and John as a husband and wife team with him representing the seller! Everything went very smooth and we felt like it was a positive transaction on both sides of the table! We would like to endorse you with the highest recommendation to anyone who is looking for a great realtor here in the Taos area! Many thanks to you both!!! Thanks so much! Julie & Lacey   "

    - Julie & Lacey

  • "I have known both of them for several years and can say how helpful, knowledgeable and personal that they both are. Lisa and John have helped me tremendously with their expertise of the process of buying and selling real estate in the Taos area. I have bought and sold 3 homes with their help and the process has been very smooth since they take care of both the big issues and their attention to detail processing transactions with is very efficient. For all my future real estate needs the only people I will call are Lisa and John."

    - Molly

  • "For twenty years prior to moving to Taos, I was a real estate broker at N.T. Callaway - Princeton New Jersey’s boutique real estate firm. I had high expectations when choosing a firm and broker to work with when we decided to purchase a home in Taos. Lifelong friends of ours recommended Lisa and John Cancro and we could not have been happier – not only with Lisa and John, but everyone who assisted us at Taos Properties. For both buyers and sellers, the Taos Property website is a breeze to navigate and esthetically beautiful. Their print ads and photography are a cut above their competition. Lisa and John have so much integrity, both in terms of their own ethics and values, and with regard to the many people that they networked us with as we moved through the process of buying.…"

    - Finn Runyon

  • " We are so grateful for Lisa! She is knowledgeable, hard-working, patient and kind. Her understanding of the Taos market is extensive, as is her desire to understand her clients’ requirements and desires. Lisa has represented us in three transactions, each one with unique challenges and she has been our dedicated partner in each one. We rely on her level-head, thoughtful guidance and experience. Thank you, Lisa!  "

    - Alex & Doug

  • " We'd recommend Lisa to anyone! She's organized, flexible, thoughtful, pleasant and incredibly knowledgeable. Additionally, she and John work very well with the other realtors, mortgage brokers and title companies we needed to coordinate with. Five stars across the board!   "

    - Beth & John

  • " Patience, grace, attentiveness and humour are only some of the words to describe Lisa's care for us while navigating the 7 year real estate journey. Her sincerity and determination is a gift we will always cherish as we settle into our lovely Taos home. Thank you, Lisa Dr Joanie   "

    - Dr. Joanie

  • " We've just closed on our house in Taos and could not be more pleased with how the process went with Lisa and Taos Properties. Contrasting it to our challenging experience selling our home in Oregon is stark! Lisa is so approachable- she listens, she is efficient and prompt, easy to talk to and easy to get ahold of. Lisa also pays close attention to detail-"cleaning up" documents, clarifying details, and making sure communication is clear-creating a smooth and easy process for everyone. I highly recommend Lisa and Taos Properties and thank them for a superlative house buying experience. Shannon and John Poynter   "

    - Shannon and John Poynter

  • " What a great decision when we chose Lisa Cancro of Taos Properties to help us us in our search for a home in the Taos area. We could not be more pleased with her knowledge of the area, her professionalism and her engaging disposition! She paid close attention to all of our requests in a home and made the search effortless by choosing a perfect range of houses to view. She was attentive from start to finish and went over and beyond to help us! She is a true delight to work with and we highly recommend her to anyone purchasing a property in Taos! Jan and Roger Graves   "

    - Jan and Roger Graves

  • "The longer I work, the more I really appreciate people who are incredibly skilled and professional in their roles. The longer I live, the more I value and lean on people who are kind and trustworthy. We immediately felt comfortable from the first exchange on this incredible journey. Lisa and John’s years of serving this community have built an invaluable base of knowledge for this area. But, what makes Lisa and John stand-out is their passion and love for this community. They are deeply invested in this sacred and magical place that is Taos. They play a formative role in shaping this community. As much as they are invested in this town, they will be invested in your journey too. We are filled with gratitude to start down our new path. Lisa and John were to first to take our hands and show…"

    - Rich & Kay

  • "I was extremely lucky to be referred to Lisa Cancro with Taos properties when considering my move to Taos. Besides the fact that Lisa was always there to respond to my questions, and all the other angst that goes along with buying a property in a new community, the thing that I appreciated most about her was that I never for a moment felt obligated to or pressured to “do the deal” . No matter how much time and effort she spent on me, this fact remained. I truly felt that Lisa wanted me to do what was right for me from beginning to end. This was a great gift and allowed me the space to explore what was right for me. Now I own a beautiful home in this beautiful community which speaks to the other aspect of her talent. She knows how to navigate the roller coaster ride of escrow and…"

    - Karen Monson

  • " Lisa did a fantastic job for us! Living in Texas while trying to buy a house in Taos can be tricky, but Lisa went the extra mile to accommodate our long-distance challenges! After looking for several months, we found the right home for us. Lisa was beyond professional, helpful and attentive. Thanks, Lisa! Judy Judy Hunter   "

    - Judy Hunter
    Home Buyer

  • "Lisa Cancro of Taos properties is a patient, persistent realtor. Patient - because she worked on a particular property with me for an entire year. Persistent - because I actually bought it - in spite of the ups and downs over the course of that year. The place I bought isn't a high dollar, but it the price was a lot for me. Lisa believed in the value of the property to the right buyer, and transmitted the sellers' obvious pride in their place. I know she cared about what the sellers wanted to accomplish through the sale of a their home. When I made an offer, and the time came to close, Lisa took on took the role of my - the buyer's - advocate gracefully and firmly. She was courteous and empathetic, a good listener, and responded to all my questions and concerns with professional…"

    - H W Kelly

  • " How do we love Lisa? Let us count the ways... Clear Efficient Generous and helpful Capable Experienced Kind And ever so PATIENT! We bought our home this summer under Lisa's patient and expert guidance. From finding the right property to managing the final closing, Lisa made what could have been a very overwhelming process quite manageable and actually enjoyable. She was always there with her generous and very capable years of experience. Her first hand knowledge of the area helped us connect into a network of qualified professionals who supported us through the necessary stages, from legal title consultation to inspections. We highly recommend Lisa and the team at Taos Properties! "

    - Cathy Black

  • " I have known both of them for several years and can say how helpful, knowledgeable and personal that they both are. Lisa and John have helped me tremendously with their expertise of the process of buying and selling real estate in the Taos area. I have bought and sold 3 homes with their help and the process has been very smooth since they take care of both the big issues and their attention to detail processing transactions with is very efficient. For all my future real estate needs the only people I will call are Lisa and John. "

    - Molly Barlyn

  • " When I was contemplating a move from NYC to Taos last year, I contacted Lisa Cancro, who I chose based on the warmth and knowledge of the community that radiated from the Taos Properties website, and their commitment to establishing lasting relationships with their clients. My first visit to Taos occurred over the Christmas holiday of 2010, and Lisa not only showed me properties that reflected an insightful understanding of my needs and wants for a home, but took me into her own home and shared the holiday with me. I fell in love with Taos during that visit, and Lisa helped me find not only my home, but a beautiful life.  "

    - Melissa Offenhartz

  • " Dear Lisa,  I want to thank you for all your support in buying out home in TAOS. Your kindness and generosity in guiding me through the process made the experience smoother. I appreciate all your help toward achieving my dream of living in TAOS. My husband and I are looking forward to relocating this fall. With much appreciation,  Sylvia Spencer "

    - Sylvia Spencer

  • "      We want to thank Lisa, and Taos Properties for helping us find not only our first vacation home in Taos, but also our second lovely place.      We live 1,500 hundred miles away from Taos and had only a few days here and there to look for a home. It was quite a challenge, but Lisa was very patient and accommodating to our schedules and made the house hunt fun and informative. Her knowledge of the area and resources made her our perfect Realtor. All transactions were communicated and handled very professionally, and her special touches made us feel more like close friends than just clients. We can’t wait to spend more time in Taos. Bill and Pam DeBoer   "

    - Bill and Pam DeBoer

  • " I have now bought TWO perfect houses with the help of Lisa and John Cancro. The first was a charming adobe second home that I used for visiting family when I lived in California. Recently I have bought another great house one size bigger that better suits my needs, now that I have relocated to Taos and am here full time. Lisa and John are very knowledgeable and experienced, easy to be with, and available to help all the way through the purchasing process. I highly recommend them and Taos Properties to help you find or sell your perfect home. ~ E.N.   "

    - Emily Nelson

  • " After thirty years and many miles Taos has continued to my favorite space.Lisa Cancro and the staff at Taos Properties has helped me realize a 30 year dream. I have known Lisa for 6 years and she continues to welcome my wife and I with a professional personalized manner. Her professionalism is to be commended and her ability to listen truly made the difference as my wife I determined where we would purchase land. Thank you Lisa for continuing to believe in my dream!   "

    - Ruben Anguiano

  • " Nobody would consider selling OR buying a home a stress-free undertaking...but with Lisa ( and her husband, John), it was as terrific and painless as it gets. I bought my extraordinary home from her...and several years later, she sold it for me immediately. Her knowledge of the laws and boundaries, her integrity and professionalism speaks for itself....brilliant. She is creative, innovative and motivated; everything you need when it comes to selling a home in today's market. When buying one, you have to have that individual who listens to what you say and what you may not have even thought of....that guidance anyone needs to make a positive decision. This is the experience I had with Lisa Cancro, and no doubt, the one you will also have. "

    - Molly Massen

  • " Thanks John for all your help and patience. And thank you Lisa for all your work and patience in showing us countless listings. Because of the different areas, laws, and unique construction in the area, finding and negotiating through the details of buying a home in Taos can be difficult. You made it easy and pleasant. You are true professionals and your experience really shows. We are very pleased and will highly recommend you guys to anyone we know looking to buy or sell in the Taos area. Thank you for helping us find our home away from home. Kevin & Sandi   "

    - Kevin & Sandi

  • "John, Our homebuying experience with Taos Properties couldn’t have been more satisfying. Your professional approach was refreshing and your help during the negotiation process was spot on. I believe the key to our successful purchase of a home in New Mexico boiled down to one significant activity…………..your listening to me and my family explain exactly what we were looking for in a vacation home! Your ability to listen to our desires and translating that to a short list of available properties certainly shortened the home search process dramatically. When you gave us six properties to “drive by”, I thought we were just beginning what would be a lengthy process. However, when we finished the drive-by tour, there was one house that stood out to us…"

    - Carl & Lynn Pavlic

  • " Lisa is an incredibly professional agent with terrific technical and practical knowledge. Because she is who she is, my transaction was simple and seamless. I will definitely use her again if required, and of course recommend her to anyone.  "

    - Raymond Zoref
    Burton James

  • " With Lisa's help we have purchased 2 homes and sold 1 in Taos. We have owned multiple homes in several markets and worked with multiple agents. Lisa is the best! She is knowledgeable of the market and understands all aspects of the transaction. But the qualities that separate her are her tremendous attitude, significant patience, and willingness to work hard. I would recommend her to a friend in a second. "

    - Bill DeBoer

  • " Meeting Lisa for the first time I was struck by her enthusiasm and for her love of Taos and the Sangre De Christo Mountain Range. She is a long time resident who knows Taos so well that she had appropriate properties suited just for me even before we began to work together. I have bought and sold many properties but have not had the good fortune of working with such a patient, kind and helpful professional and this is what makes her top in her field. She stayed well within my budget and guided me to one of the most beautiful properties in Taos on our first appointment. If you are undecided about who to choose to take you through the process of buying a lot, home or commercial property just ask for Lisa. "

    - Molly Barlyn

  • " Lisa worked for almost a year on a "Short Sale" property we were trying to purchase. We were ready to give up several times but she assured us she could get it done and she did. I highly recommend Lisa for any real estate needs you may have.  "

    - Carl Dillistone

A Bit on Taos

IN TAOS, VIEWS ARE ABUNDANT & SO ARE YOUR CHOICES OF LIVING…
We have an extensive variety of fine southwestern style homes for sale. Our listings include adobe homes, mountain properties, condomiums, ski rental properties, land and ranches. You can reside in the heart of the town of Taos and walk to the plaza, where everything is at your fingertips. There are many  award winning restaurants, galleries, shops, and of course museums. This town is filled with many interesting events and characters still making history that is colorful and never boring. If you’re a golfer, live near the Taos Country Club or if you prefer right on the course. The views are breathtaking, and this championship links course will challenge the best of golfers. Another option is the famous Taos Ski Valley. World class skiing and champagne powder are an awesome combination and hard to resist for some. There are many homes and new condo units to choose from and festivals all year long. Be prepared for the a climate change though as the Taos Alpine Village sits at over 9200 feet.

BUYING TAOS REAL ESTATE AND JOINING US IN THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT?
Our goal is to guide you through the process with information to make intelligent decisions with confidence.
Finding the right property is the first key step, but actually creating and negotiating a contract intelligently is the focus of our work. Then getting it closed, focusing on financing issues, the appraisal process, reading and understanding a title binder and survey, and finally organizing the process in a timely manner is why we are successful. In your Real Estate transaction, details matter, let us show you what a difference we can make. 

SELLING A HOME, LAND or INVESTMENT PROPERTY?
We will skillfully market your property with flare.
Being an independently owned real estate agency, we are intimately involved with each and every listing. We take personal care and attention to meet each and every client and get to know them, their property and their needs. We focus on the uniqueness, the feel and the energy of each property and its owner. We are only stewards for a short time in the great scheme of things. Its important to know what we are marketing and who the eventual next caretaker of each property is. We care and we do not try to be everything to everyone. Each project is nurtured, so we get involved as if it were our own. 

BUYING OR SELLING A BUSINESS?
We will assist you in making qualified decisions.
John Cancro has the knowledge and experience to analyze and understand financial statements, gained during his graduate years at New York University and his years as a commercial broker in Manhattan. In addition to transactions done in New York, John traveled throughout the country working for a real estate fund as an asset manager and acquisition specialist. All real estate is exciting, but actually making money from your investment does not happen by accident. In the past seventeen years, while living in Taos, he has gained additional experience by assisting clients in the purchase and sale of Bed & Breakfasts, restaurants, and a variety of small businesses in the Taos area. We can take the time to do the work up front, so there are no surprises once you are the new owner of a Taos business.

Whether it’s the purchase of your first home, relocating to Taos, buying a Taos vacation home, or deciding to sell your property, we have the expertise to make your Taos Real Estate transition smooth and successful.

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