A Boutique Real Estate Experience
Welcome to Taos Properties Real Estate Investments, Northern New Mexico's premier Real Estate company. With over 30 years of commercial, investment, residential, and land experience, John and Lisa Cancro — and the entire Taos Properties team — offer an approach to real estate that's grounded in academia, practical experience and a deep and abiding love for Taos.
Our guiding philosophy: Everyone deserves patience, persistence, knowledge, thoroughness and personal connection throughout their entire real estate transaction.
" My wife and I worked with Lisa over the course of a year to purchase our dream home in Taos. Since we were out of state, most if not all of our walkthroughs and location visits were conducted virtually over FaceTime. If the connection was bad, Lisa would record incredibly high quality video walkthroughs. I appreciate Lisa for sticking with us through the rollercoaster ride of multiple offers and turbulent interest rates. Lisa’s inside baseball knowledge of the area, builders, and market gave us an edge finding the right location for our family. Lisa went beyond the call of duty so many times, there isn’t enough room to list them all here. We are so grateful to have worked with such an incredible talent as Lisa and feel privileged to call her a friend. "
- Ian & Misty
" We have used Lisa and Taos Properties for several transactions over the period of 6 years. She is trustworthy and knowledgeable. Most importantly, she truly listens to our hopes and plans and makes them actionable. Her deep understanding of Taos has also been profoundly helpful. Most recently, when we had to pivot on some plans to build on a piece of property we owned, Lisa was able to help us find and close on a house in record time in a very volatile market. We now own our dream home in a beautiful neighborhood. We will always use Lisa and Taos Properties when buying or selling real estate in Taos. "
- Michelle & Anne
" From the moment I reached out to Lisa, she was warm, involved and attentive. She really took the time to listen to what I wanted my dream home to be and searched with me until we found it. Doing this search across the country, Lisa went above and beyond FaceTiming me to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. She guided me through every step along the way to my closing, including my first day in Taos showing up to finally meet in person! Lisa’s knowledge of the area, her personal investment and commitment to her clients make her an above and beyond agent. "
" During the Covid-19 Pandemic, we came to stay in Taos for two weeks to escape the city, Los Angeles. My partner fell in love with Taos, New Mexico and we went house hunting with John, who was helpful, knowledgeable and extremely dedicated to helping us realize our dream. Thanks to Taos properties, we have made our home in Taos, a magical place. Thank you John and Lisa. "
- David & Jill
" I recently had the pleasure of working with Lisa and John Cancro of Taos Properties. Both of them were instrumental in helping us find our home. Being our first home-buying experience, Lisa walked us through what the process was going to look like and the quirks of the local market that we could expect when buying in Taos. When we found the right property (earlier in our search than we expected), Lisa was incredibly responsive and helpful, guiding us through the purchasing process. She also brought in John, her partner, when she was not available, which really kept the ball rolling. I cannot recommend Taos Properties enough, as they are a pleasure to work with and bring decades of local knowledge with them to every relationship. "
- Ellie & Will
" Lisa Cancro and the Taos Properties team were incredibly professional, informative and committed to extraordinary customer service. As an experienced realtor, Lisa understands the real estate marketplace and provided excellent guidance on locating a property that fit my unique needs. She consistently brought clarity, honesty and a "can do" attitude to the purchasing process balanced with warmth and good humor. Lisa went above and beyond expectations as she worked diligently to create a deal that led to a successful purchase with an earlier than expected closing date. Cheers, Dan "
- Dan P.
" Buying a house can be very stressful. Buying a house while remote can be unbearable, but not with Taos Properties. I feel so blessed and fortunate to have found Lisa to work with. I immediately felt confident in her knowledge. Her communication and willingness to go the extra mile to show us video site walks and video conferences when needed. Lisa was able to speak candidly and confidently about the areas, about the properties, and gave referrals for additional resources we needed to complete all our transactions. Lisa helped to keep everything on task and proactively gave reassurances. I definitely recommend working with Taos Properties. "
"We have purchased and sold 4 properties using Taos Properties Real Estate. Our Agent Lisa is a dream to work with. She has an amazing work ethic, attention to detail and follow through that is second to none. Lisa is extremely knowledgeable about both the commercial and residential real estate markets in Taos County. She spent the time and effort needed to learn and understand what our needs were and then was able to find us exactly what we were looking for in all our properties. The service was highly professional but also very personal. Being new to New Mexico and to Taos, Lisa not only helped ease the transition with her ability to "get things done" but in the process she also introduced us to all the beauty, services and amenities that Taos and the surrounding areas has to offer.…"
" Lisa was amazing, from the very beginning with her immediate response when searching for a realtor, to the final process for closing and moving into our new home. She was always available to answer questions and give us great guidance. This was the first home we've purchased in 34 years, and she was there for us every step of the way. I can't say enough great things about Lisa. I highly recommend them if you are in the market for a home in the Taos area. "
- Heidi & Jim Turpin
" Lisa was very attentive to every detail to get our deal completed. We are very grateful for her professionalism and caring attitude. We highly recommend her! "
- Chasity McReynolds
" I highly recommend John for anyone that is looking to sell their properties. It was a long process only because the title companies are extremely backed up, but John made sure everything was in order and lined up so there would be zero delays from our end. He is extremely proactive and attentive to all the details. With all the title company issues, I honestly don't think we would have closed as smoothly with anyone else. 5 Stars !! "
- Tim Casallas
"My husband and I went to visit a dear friend in the Arroyo Secco area, with the idea of touring a few properties during our stay. We live in Colorado with our two young boys and love to ski. We'd been entertaining the idea of a ski house, but hadn't found anything that excited us. Taos Ski Valley wasn't exactly on our radar, but we quickly fell in love after touring a few properties. If it weren't for John and Lisa Cancro, the ski house that stole our hearts would not be ours today. Out-of-state clients trying to buy in TSV, during the pandemic, was a challenge that required great expertise (and I believe a lot of patience). John is an expert who wore many hats during a long and challenging home purchase. Fun to work with, knowledgeable, always had wonderful advice and feedback.…"
- Kristen Herpers
" Lisa was amazing during the entire experience of purchasing our El Prado/Taos home. She was always available and happy to answer any questions and help walk us through the process while maintaining a level of calm and "zen" that we could all benefit from. I would use Taos Properties again in a heartbeat! "
- Kim Linder
" Working with Lisa was a delight, she was patient and positive, given that we were in the height of Covid. She was professional and was always available to answer a question or share information. We highly recommend Lisa for any of your real estate needs. "
- Kim & Jack
" Lisa was patient enough to work with us for a year and a half to find our awesome horse property in Arroyo Hondo. Our search was unusual in that most of it took place during the pandemic, and Lisa was still able to schedule showings for all properties we were interested in. Lisa guided us to property we needed, helped us through the mortgage process, referred us to vendors, and made the process easy for us. We love Taos, the property, and can't wait for the opportunity to spend more time there. "
- Marty Harper
" The home buying experience provided to my wife and I by Taos Properties was wonderful. While searching for homes in Taos, Lisa was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area, being able to provide valuable insight about specific neighborhoods and properties. Once we found our desired property, Lisa was very thorough, honest, and timely through the rest of the process. Through Lisa, we were also able to find a great lending agent in Taos through which we were able to secure the financial part of the experience. I would highly recommend using Taos Properties to find your dream home in this great town. "
- Matt & Jasmine Smith
" I had a wonderful experience with Lisa and her team to both buy and sell in Taos. They know the market intimately and understand the ebbs and flows of housing stock and pricing. We are currently looking to purchase again and we plan to have Lisa and her team represent us. "
- Nolbert Chavez
" Through Lisa's patience, good taste and expertise in Taos, she was able to find me the perfect home for my needs. I had a lot of questions, and she had all the answers I was looking for, making for a very enjoyable home buying experience. I certainly couldn't have done it without her and I certainly won't work with anyone else in the future. She's the best in town. "
- Daniel K.
" The team at Taos Properties was great during our exploration for our new house in the Taos area. Lisa was a wonderful person to work with during our search. She was thoughtful, encouraging, informative, and truly wanted to help us find the right house based on what we stated was our need and desire. Lisa's continued assistance and insight to the market provided tremendously to our move to the area. She was always available to answer our questions and provide us with houses to review. We will always remember her support and honest review of what to expect. She and John, both, helped us throughout the process of finding our new home. Thank you to the team at Taos Properties. "
- Jim & Sara Tisdel
" It was a lucky day for me when I found Lisa to help me with the sale of my mountain cabin. She was a superb guide and ally in a complex transaction. Lisa has a rare combination of clarity and empathy, both of which were like gold in a process as unknown and stressful as this one. I found her responsiveness and diligence deeply reassuring. I knew I was in good hands and could rely on her to shepherd the sale through to a successful conclusion. This she did, through all the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic, with equanimity and quiet determination. Wonderful person, wonderful realtor. "
- Morgan Farley
" We were so lucky to have worked with Lisa to find our home in Taos County after a summer of searching for the right place. She was always willing to see a property that we were interested in and gave us honest, proactive and expert advice on our journey to home ownership. She was very patient with our questions and prepared us on what to expect at all stages of the process. When we finally found a place that we ended up closing on, Lisa helped us to get in an offer rapidly on the first day and then secure a timely closing even in the midst of the pandemic. We highly recommend Lisa and John at Taos Properties and are grateful for all their support in buying our home in Taos County. "
- Molly & Jesse
" Lisa went out of her way to make sure we understood everything and put any of our concerns at ease with quick responses and thoughtful ideas. I feel like she was always available to respond immediately and went out of her way to accommodate. We not only had a small window of time, but we’re also working with her from out of town and she made sure her schedule was clear to show us all the properties we were interested in. The attention to detail and thoroughness was a really great experience. "
- Melissa & Wes Goode
" I was living in Texas and bought a lot through Lisa Cancro, with the hopes of building in the future. I also bought a property in El Prado through Lisa, as my house in Texas sold in three days after listing and I found myself homeless. She and John have been wonderful and my source for all information from surveyors to lawyers to electricians and the list goes on. As a single women, I don't think I could have done it without their help and I admire Lisa for her knowledge and professionalism, but also consider her a dear friend now. "
- Annie Swenson
"We met Lisa and John four years before we actually purchased our home in Taos. They were very patient with our perpetual "looking" but never making a decision. They sent us listing upon listing and took us on tours when we visited. And then, all of the sudden, everything became serious! We wanted a fixer-upper with a great view. We got it. Everyone thinks they can find what they want without a realtor, but not in Taos. Lisa knew the house we were interested in and knew it was a possibility. She helped us get in to see it literally within an hour of our call. Once we knew we wanted it, she snapped into action and made it happen. After the purchase, she has helped us with contractors, specialists and other tips. Lisa and John Cancro are good people, great realtors, with good taste,…"
- Kendall P
" Lisa is a joy to work with! She is friendly, sensible, and responsive. Lisa marketed my property beautifully and took care of a number of challenging aspects of my sale without missing a beat. I would gladly work with her again. "
- Erin Croke
" We feel beyond grateful having worked with Lisa and John to buy our first house. Their dedication to clients is apparent every step of the way and we couldn't have imagined a better or more supportive process. To say we recommend Taos Properties is an understatement; they'll not only find you the perfect house, they'll make you feel at home. Thank you to the whole team! "
- Erica Dimond
" Lisa- You are a true professional and I so enjoyed working with you. I feel I have made a friend and look forward to getting together as soon as that is possible. I can recommend you enthusiastically and without ANY reservation! Not only do you know your market, you have a unique gift of connecting with your client. You stayed on top of our purchase. Every aspect was completed on time. Your professionalism is also reflected by your in house team. Your firm was a complete pleasure to work with. And I totally enjoyed every time I spoke with you! Blessings all over to you and your family! "
- Yvonne Weber
" My experience(s) using Taos Properties has been nothing short than excellent. Lisa and John are always attentive, professional, and thorough. It’s always great buying or listing with them. Thanks guys! "
- Rachel Bell
" Lisa and John did a wonderful job in selling our home in Taos. We were very pleased with Taos Properties Real Estate and their prompt, professional and knowledgeable services throughout the entire process! Thanks again Lisa! The Hoelscher Family "
- Steve & Lucita Hoelscher
" I've worked with Lisa and John on a couple of transactions now; their professionalism, expertise, and integrity made both my transactions as smooth as possible and even enjoyable. What's more, I am honored to have gained them as friends throughout the process. To anyone looking to buy or sell, you really can not go wrong with them. Thank you Lisa and John! "
- Sara Blankenhorn
" Within a short time of working with Lisa, we had a buyer who offered us our asking price. We closed on time and had the money wired to our account just days before the economy headed south. I could say we were lucky. But luck had nothing to do with it. Our good fortune was the outcome of Lisa’s many years of real estate experience here in Taos. She knows how to price a property, how to negotiate fairly and to keep the process moving along one informed yes at a time. Many, many thanks to Lisa and her team at Taos Properties. "
- Dorie Hagler
" Buying and selling property in the Taos area can be challenging. As our broker, Lisa guided us expertly through the process, managing some of the obstacles with finesse. We sold our home within six months. We are pleased with the result and appreciate all the effort that Lisa put into closing the deal. We felt confident about her advice and insights and definitely recommend her as a skillful broker. "
- Jen Holzwarth
" We had the pleasure to work with Lisa Cancro to sell our home in Taos in February, 2020 Taos Properties is a highly professional team that goes above & beyond to help navigate the unique Taos real estate market. Their digital & social media presence is strong and they put a lot of effort into making their listings stand-out from the crowd. In short, they were easy to work with and made our home sale as simple and successful as possible. The best part of working with Lisa is that she is always more focused on answering questions & giving good advice than closing on a deal. Darryl & Paul "
- Darryl & Paul
" Recently, my wife and I set out to buy a residence somewhere in the southern Rockies. Though experienced buyers and sellers of several homes, we were unfamiliar with the Taos area. After having stumbled across Taos Properties on the internet, I had an engaging conversation with Lisa on the telephone. This conversation helped propel us to pursue something in Taos. Before proceeding, we read the online endorsements of Taos Properties which appeared too good to be true. That is until we actually began our search/relationship with Lisa. Subsequently, we have reread all of the posts and I can assure you that my wife and I echo every positive sentiment previously expressed by other clients. Our experience with Taos Properties was a highly professional, pleasant and pleasing buying experience.…"
- Molly & Gillette
" Taos Properties went above and beyond, in the entire process. Most helpful was looking after the details of documents needed and absolutely great follow up. I would highly recommend them as the go to source in TAOS! Cheers, One Happy Client "
- Jay McCarthy
" Lisa was absolutely fantastic to work with! Her knowledge base of the area pertaining to real estate and the economy was so helpful. Lisa provides excellent, responsive, customer service with flawless attention to detail, I wouldn't think of using anyone else here for another transaction. I highly recommend Lisa Cancro. . "
- Stacie Allyn
" Lisa Cancro has been our broker on a number of sales and purchases in Taos over the years and has never disappointed. Most recently she helped broker the sale of our home in a three-month period and facilitated negotiations with integrity and great expertise. Attention to detail was exemplary, communication always on track, and advice well thought. Lisa’s approach is always tempered with her client’s interest first leading to successful and satisfying results. Would and do highly recommend Lisa Cancro for your real estate needs. "
- Deborah McLean & Bob Parker
" We knew we wanted to buy a property in the Taos Ski Valley, but living in another state, we worried about how we'd manage the process. Lisa and John Cancro of Taos Properties held our hand at every step. They sent videos, photos, answered all our questions and made the entire process of finding the perfect investment property painless. Cheers to the Cancros for helping us achieve our goals. - Catherine & Jim Kelly "
- John & Catherine
"Lisa guided me through the maze of my first home purchase like a seasoned pro. She was patient, answered all my questions and provided sound advice. Efficient and always quick to respond, she worked magic to enable a close in just 3 weeks. Lisa was easy and fun to work with and the process went smoothly without a hitch!"
- Ivy R
"Nine years ago I took a leap of faith and started looking at properties to purchase in Taos. Lisa answered my long distance call, made an appointment to show me properties and the adventure began. I knew upon meeting with Lisa that I was in good hands and I grew to understand this area through her immense knowledge and experience. What I didn’t know was how enjoyable the search, the process and the purchase would be through the Cancros. So, I did it again! Lisa and John helped me navigate through potential rental properties with swift precision and patience. I recommend their professionalism, knowledge and experience to everyone interested in Taos. I couldn’t be happier and I owe it to them for their dedication, honesty and genuine concern for my satisfaction."
- Lisa T
" 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
" 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
"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
" 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
" We recommend Lisa and John highly...just as they were recommended to us! Lisa understood our “wants and needs” guidelines, showed us only places that met them, and, most importantly, found us our perfect Taos home (which we love). Then she guided an easy and quick closing, and, as new Taosinos, gave us great info too. Professional, thorough, and a lovely person to boot. "
- Jim & Hector
"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
" 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. "
" Working with Lisa Cancro was such a wonderful experience. She really worked hard to sell my house. I would highly recommend her for any real estate needs. She goes above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of. She is fantastic. The best in Taos. "
" Lisa was a dream to work with. Of course she knows Taos and the real estate market inside out. But she is also kind, sweet, patient, and a great listener. Lisa helped us sort through the properties we looked at to identify what we were really searching for. She led us to a home we might not have considered and as a result are so happy in a wonderful condo in the heart of Taos. Thank you Lisa and John for everything!! "
- Ruthie G
" Lisa was the absolute DREAM! As a first time home buyer she made me feel comfortable, knowledgable and stress-free during the buying process. Lisa knows everyone in the Taos area, she is unbelievable responsive and always had my best interest at heart! I cannot recommend Lisa highly enough!! "
- Mariah Green
" Lisa took amazing care of us during a very challenging time to buy property in Taos. Our closing took 6 months because of complications with the title company. Lisa was vigilant and helpful and kept us updated throughout the whole process. I would absolutely recommend Taos Properties to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Taos area. They are very knowledgeable about the area, honest, easy to communicate with and fun! Thank you so much Lisa! "
- Erika A.
" We worked with Lisa in a recent purchase transaction and the experience could not have gone more smoothly. As out of state buyers Lisa helped orient us to the neighborhoods in the area and visited properties for us so we could all tour remotely. This was a huge help so that we could actually narrow down what we wanted to see in person. During a competitive offer process, she effortlessly made us feel at ease and helped us think through what mattered most. Lisa and Taos Properties heard what we were asking for, found it, and completely steered us in the right direction of our new home. We couldn't be happier! And throughout the closing process, all teams communicated beautifully with not one surprise along the way. Definitely recommend. "
- Zack & James
" We highly recommend working with Lisa if you are looking to buy in Taos. She was professional, responsive and easy to work with. Her local knowledge was extremely useful in demystifying the process of buying from out of state, and her advice ensured our offer was accepted and that we saved a ton of money in the process. 11/10 would recommend. "
- Molly & Rafael
" What a gift it is to know and work with Lisa Cancro and Taos Properties. Her patience with our family throughout the process, her continual encouragement to trust our instincts, her stamina and optimism got us into our dream house. Then, when the process shifted and it was time for fast and thorough action, she was on it, communicating with us every step of the way. My gratitude for Lisa's support, guidance, experience and skillfulness is beyond measure. Thank you Lisa. Thank you Taos Properties. "
- Devin & Brock
" 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 & 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 & Roger Graves
Taos Properties maintains an extensive inventory of southwestern homes — including adobe homes, ski & mountain properties — as well as undeveloped land, ranches and exceptional commercial properties.
Are you called to mountains, mesas or downtown living? We can help connect you with the home or land that best suits your unique lifestyle.
Boutique Real Estate in the High Desert
With over three decades of real estate and community expertise (we raised our children here!), we understand how critical it is to build and foster relationships. Our diligent approach to real estate is a matter of principle for our team.
We know, when it comes to buying a home or land, every detail matters.