Who am I: I have been a selling Silver City real estate since 2006 when I joined Hacienda Realty. I’m proud to have won national and international awards as a real estate broker, a huge accomplishment since the town where I work has less than ten thousand residents. I’ve been a top producer in the local Multiple Listings Service each year of my ten-year career. I love real estate because it’s about developing relationships and helping people achieve their dreams. After being mentored for eleven years by Gail Herd, the original owner of Hacienda, I purchased the real estate agency in 2017. As the owner of the business my goals are to have educated, supported and satisfied clients, and to keep my staff constantly learning new skills to help them assist buyers and sellers.
What I do: Some people imagine a real estate broker’s life is spent driving people around in a nice car and holding open houses, but I do much more. I specialize in the sale of residential homes and I love helping my clients analyze, stage and prepare their homes for sale. I am an expert in the Silver City market and pride myself on problem solving, whether I’m determining why a house hasn’t sold, or overcoming hurdles that lenders sometimes present. I’m an expert negotiator, more often than not winning when it comes to multiple bids, and my record is almost perfect for closing transactions once they’re under contract.
What I also do: I studied art and photography in college and as you can see from my website, I LOVE photography and video. I incorporate high quality photos and videos in my marketing efforts. My strong technical background and experience in art, photography and as a graphic designer have given me an eye for detail, aesthetics and presentation. I also work as a trainer for real estate agents working throughout the U.S. And did I mention I’m the mom of three amazing, artistic children.
How I work: I strive to work fairly and respectfully with my clients, who are my biggest supporters. I’m proud to have a referral-based business, and that since taking over Hacienda Real Estate in 2017, I can work with clients and also support and mentor a team of excellent and professional brokers.
Awards/Boards: 2016 – Top Producing Agent for Hacienda Realty and Ranked in top sales for the Silver City Multiple Listing Service.
2015 – Top Producing Agent for Hacienda Realty and Ranked in top sales for the Silver City Multiple Listing Service.
2014 – Top Producing Agent for Hacienda Realty and Ranked #4 in top sales for the Silver City Multiple Listing Service.
2013 – Top Producing Agent for Hacienda Realty and Ranked #3 in top sales for the Silver City Multiple Listing Service.
2012 – Top Producing Agent for Hacienda Realty and Ranked #2 in top sales for the Silver City Multiple Listing Service.
2011 – Top Producing Agent for Hacienda Realty
2010 – Top Producing Agent for Hacienda Realty
2008 – Top Producing Agent for Hacienda Realty
2007 – GMAC National Individual Debut Award
2007 – Top Producing Agent for Hacienda Realty/GMAC
2015-16, Board Member – The Lotus Center, Silver City, NM
2010-14, Past President – Mimbres Region Arts Council
2010-12, Board Member – Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS®
2007-09, President/Board Member – Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS® – MLS Board of Directors
2007-09, Vice President/Board Member – Guadalupe Montessori School
University of Texas, Arlington, BFA in Photography/Graphic Design.
Blake also attends numerous trainings every year. Topics studied include: Negotiating, Cultural Diversity, Financial Management, Investing, Web Design & Social Media, Marketing, Effective Communication, and Collaborating. She has also taught workshops on photography, website design, negotiating, marketing, problem solving and Law of Attraction.