Harry Ridgway has been involved in selling and buying New Mexico real estate since he moved from California to Las Cruces in 2002. He met his wife Polly when she sold him a house in Rodeo, New Mexico, and they now live in an old Rodeo school they are renovating. Harry loves the colorful and magical landscapes of New Mexico, and knows the Desert Southwest offers extremely attractive and affordable alternatives to people who want a peaceful rural setting near natural beauty, myriad outdoor activities, and what he calls “the darn near best weather in the world!”
Before moving to New Mexico, Harry was a microbiologist and chemist who studied and developed technologies for water treatment. In 2002, he received the Clarke Award from the National Water Research Institute for his innovative work. Like his scientific work, his choice of real estate as a career is connected to his love of land and water. At Hacienda Realty, Harry’s goal is to help people realize their goals of purchasing, investing in, or selling real estate - whether it is residential, raw land, or ranch property. He takes pride in directing transactions that flow smoothly and comfortably, and his intention to listen carefully to peoples’ desires will help his clients clarify a vision of what they’re looking for, and manifest that vision.
Harry is well aware that no matter how well we prepare for contingencies, challenges can arise, and says that’s when “out-of-the-box” thinking comes in handy. With his extensive background as a researcher and fine art landscape photographer (his other passion), he is accustomed to confronting issues that crop up from time to time, and his creative mindset will carry over to success in real estate transactions. He is committed to a philosophy that values learning and mentorship, and Harry feels extremely fortunate, and deeply grateful, to work in a profession where he has the daily possibility of making a positive difference in someone’s life.