Success can be defined in many ways. In real estate, the numbers speak for themselves.
Darlene is the #1 sales broker in Santa Fe and the State of New Mexico for 2018. She closed more than $140 million in sales, according to the Santa Fe Association of Realtors MLS. Second and third place were $47 million and $46 million, respectively.
Darlene has been the #1 broker in Santa Fe since 2010, based on SFAR MLS volume. She has also consistently been one of the Top 10 producers for Sotheby’s International Realty, and ranks in the top 0.5 % of all 1.25 million U.S. Realtors.
But there are many reasons Darlene has attracted so many luxury home buyers and sellers over the years, and not only because of these noteworthy accomplishments.
It’s more than simply her first class service and attention to the smallest detail. Or her superb staff of industry professionals serving her clients' needs with efficiency and excellence.
Darlene has risen to the top of her field for the most important reason: she truly listens to her clients and facilitates solutions with exceptional ease, personal care, and unrivaled success.
What makes Darlene’s achievements in the field of real estate even more impressive, is that virtually every other broker in the top 0.5 percent nationwide is from a major metropolitan area – large cities such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco or Miami. In comparison, Santa Fe has just over 80,000 residents.
Lauded for her innovative marketing solutions that combine "cutting edge technology with best-in-class customer service,” she elevates real estate sales to both a science and an art.
Darlene invests more than a quarter million dollars each year in sophisticated, relevant, and targeted marketing efforts. Combined with her depth of experience, her extensive knowledge of the Santa Fe area, and her swift responsiveness to her clients, it’s not surprising she leads the field in sales.
In her real estate practice, Darlene is an industry innovator. She has designed and implemented a profoundly effective network of websites, social media outreach, advertising, direct mail, e-marketing, videos, and publications to connect with prospective sellers and buyers around the world. This comprehensive marketing program is extensive in both breadth and depth, and includes an international reach to key demographics. Her sophisticated, targeted marketing efforts work 24 hours a day, selling her clients' properties to buyers worldwide.
As a broker, Darlene fields requests for information on an up-to-the-minute basis and responds quickly and concisely, using state of the art approaches. Nurturing a significant network of professional contacts in every aspect of her business, Darlene knows that her success is about listening to her clients, understanding their needs, and working toward achieving their goals with integrity. Real estate is her passion and she believes in clear, open and honest communication, both with her clients and the party across the table.
A resident of Santa Fe since 1990, Darlene has experience in every aspect of real estate sales and in the Luxury Home Market.
Much of Darlene’s life experience comes from having resided in a host of exotic locales — from India and Nepal to Italy and Tibet. She attended high school in Switzerland, was a student at Rome’s oldest fine art school, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, and studied/interned at Sotheby’s Art Auction House in New York and London.
Her formal education would lead to a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in psychology for expressive therapy. Darlene proudly shares that her mother is the 101st inductee into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Darlene founded Santa Fe Realty Partners, which grew to 112 agents in five years and became the fastest growing company in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She sold Santa Fe Realty Partners to Sotheby’s International Realty in 2010.
Darlene loves seeing a client smile when they complete their transaction and how happy and satisfied they are with the outcome. She truly enjoys helping her clients "Discover Something Special in the Land of Enchantment”.
Darlene intuitively steered me towards a house that I felt an immediate connection to. She eliminated any anxiety during the negotiation process guiding the sale to a flawless completion. Darlene Streit is a respected member of the Santa Fe community. She handles every real estate transaction with the utmost professionalism always acting in the best interest of her client.
Darlene, I am writing to thank you for your excellent service as my buyer broker for my recent purchase of a house. From the beginning of this relationship, through the closing, and after, your responsiveness, professionalism, and courtesies were beyond my expectations. During the two decades that I have known you, I have been impressed by your intelligence, your creativity and your drive. Now, after this experience, I have an even greater appreciation for your abilities. I remember remarking to you how pleased I was with the progression of the contract phases prior to closing and you modestly responded that half of your job was showing up on time and doing what you said you would do. That may be so, but you and your able assistant delivered on the other half as well. I now understand how you have become one of the top producing real estate agents in Santa Fe. I also understand how your friends become clients and how your clients become friends. I wish you the best of luck and continued success as you proceed on this career.
The relocation process and the search for a new house can be one of the most stressful endeavors a family or individual can face. Darlene’s comprehensive grasp of the Santa Fe market makes the selection process smooth and easy. As a retired attorney, I especially appreciated her professional and organized approach to achieve the client’s requirements and dreams. All Emails and phone messages are returned promptly, appointments are punctual and best of all she is a good listener. Darlene’s knowledge of the construction industry, local contractors, architects and designers further “smoothed out” the transition. When everything was said and done, I was glad that I had Darlene on my side.
Darlene, I would like to take a moment to express our sincere appreciation for the recently completed transactions on the successful closing of both the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our current home. As a result of your efforts, we were able to complete both within 3 days of each other. Over the course of many years, (as a corporate gypsy) we have experienced the purchase and sale of numerous homes from east coast to west coast and in between. Your effort, thoroughness and follow through, from listing to closing were exemplary. You and your team demonstrated the highest level of professionalism!! Thanks, again.
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