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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...

  • " 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

  • "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

  • " 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

  • " 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

  • " 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

A Bit on Taos

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.

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. 

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. 

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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