Welcome to Eldorado!

Eldorado in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is home to some of the most sought-after real estate properties in the county. My name is Lisa Smith and I am a long-time resident and a realtor in this community. I specialize in listing and selling Eldorado area properties. It is truly a unique community which offers something for everyone: hiking trails, biking, swimming, tennis, basketball, stables, soccer fields, dog park, children’s parks, a 4,000 acre nature preserve and more.

It’s just 20 minutes to the heart of Santa Fe and the art, culture and history our beautiful city offers as well as excellent year-round climate, gorgeous views, clean air and a variety of recreational activities.

There are 2,670 homes on 8,000 acres with about 6,000 residents. Singles, families, artists, couples, sports enthusiasts, writers, historians—you won’t meet a boring person, believe me! Residents have moved here to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Santa Fe or just enjoy the beauty and expansive views of Eldorado.

The homes are primarily Pueblo Revival Style with a few Northern New Mexico (pitched metal roof) style mixed in.

The Agora shopping center in Eldorado has restaurants, vet services, hair salon, shops and mail services as well as a beautifully landscaped courtyard. La Tienda across Avenida Vista Grande has  tap room, more restaurants, hardware store and boutique shopping.

Dues are an extremely low $525 a year because Santa Fe County maintains the roads. Eldorado also has the top ranked Volunteer Fire Department in New Mexico.

We would not live anywhere else! Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this wonderful community or the real estate properties available in Eldorado.

Simply put, Lisa Smith managing the sale of my house was a gift that I will cherish the rest of my life.  Lisa is a woman of few words, and all action and results. She sold my house in one day. She managed every aspect of the escrow superlatively, informing me of actions needed, and always provided outstanding direction, with the most frequent comment being that she had already taken care of it.  It was the perfect escrow. We even closed a week early.  Lisa is one of the smartest, most capable and caring people I have ever encountered. I made a decision early on to just trust her 100%:  to follow her direction and advice without question. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.  She exceeded my highest expectations on a daily basis. There are not words to adequately praise Lisa Smith. And probably equally as valuable as her brilliant execution, Lisa has a heart of gold. My needs were truly No. 1.  It simply doesn’t get any better than Lisa Smith.
Robin Hale, Calabasas, CA

Eldorado Real Estate Report – Sept. 2018 – Feb. 2019

Eldorado Real Estate Report – Sept. 2018 – Feb. 2019

Eldorado Real Estate Report – Aug. 2018 – Jan. 2019

Eldorado Real Estate Report – Aug. 2018 – Jan. 2019

2018 Eldorado Real Estate Review

2018 Eldorado Real Estate Review

2018 was a good year for Eldorado Real Estate. Steady sales volume and fairly low inventory was the theme.
165 properties sold which includes 14 vacant lots. Of the 151 homes sold prices ranged from 183K – 627K. Lot prices were between 30K – 84K.
Compared to 2017, 181 properties sold of which 13 were vacant lots. Home prices ranged from 190K – 599K. Lot prices were between 40K – 100K.
In December:
29 Active Eldorado Properties
15 Homes Under Contract
8 Sold
– $230 was the average price per square foot in December, the highest of the year. Remember this number depends on a wide range of factors –  the size of the house, age, quality of the finishes, views, heating, construction, etc. The larger the house, the lower the price per square foot. The smaller the house, the higher the price per square foot. This average has ranged from $162 – $230 this year. Some properties sell for as low as $115 and as high as $294.
****19 were the average days on the market last month.  **Days on the market are stopped the day a seller accepts an offer and do not include the escrow period which is typically 30-60 days. **
– 99% is the sales price vs. listing price for December. This is the listing price when the property went under contract, not the original listing price, which may have been higher.This has remained consistent throughout the year. The sooner a property goes under contract, the closer to the listing price or sometimes higher, the seller is likely to receive.
– 468K was the average listing price last month. The average sales price was 424K.
– 3.6 months of inventory – which means the length of time it would take to sell all the homes listed in Eldorado at the current rate of sales. Six months indicates a balanced market between buyers and sellers. Less than 6 months means a sellers market, more than 6 months means a buyers market.
Eldorado remains a popular and in-demand neighborhood for buyers all over the United States and in some cases beyond.
If you would like to discuss the current state of the Eldorado market, or have questions about this beautiful neighborhood, please let me know.
Number of Homes For Sale vs. Sold vs. Pended (Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2018)
Average Price per SQFT (Sold) (Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2018)
Avg Days On Market & Sold/List Price % (Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2018)
Average Price of For Sale and Sold (Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2018)
Months of Inventory Based on Closed Sales (Jan. 2018 – Dec. 2018)
Eldorado Real Estate Report Jan.-Nov. 2018

Eldorado Real Estate Report Jan.-Nov. 2018

Eldorado Real Estate Report – Jan. – Oct. 2018

Eldorado Real Estate Report – Jan. – Oct. 2018


December is Santa Fe – Events Not to Miss


December Events You Just Can’t Miss

Do you want to experience December differently this year? Then plan a visit to The City Different. Santa Fe never looked prettier dressed in all her holiday color and lights! Add to that a town nestled in historic traditions, then throw in some snow, mix in a bit of annual celebration and voila!  You have the perfect Santa Fe winter holiday getaway! It’s our good fortune to have a myriad of festive events that spotlight a different kind holiday season. Bright blue skies with crisp frosty air and ski ready landscape? Got it. World-renowned regional cuisine? Always. Holiday music and performing arts? Hello! We’ve got it all. Here are a few of the top December events taking place in The City Different.


Christmas at the Palace 

Christmas at the Palace is one of the beloved December Events

Did you know Santa Fe has its own Palace? The Palace of the Governors that is, which distinguishes Santa Fe with the oldest continuously operating government building in the United States. On December 7, 2018, the annual celebration, Christmas at the Palace, takes place in the magical setting of this venerable historic compound on the Santa Fe Plaza from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

The Palace welcomes revelers to an old-fashioned holiday party that honors the holiday traditions of the Pueblo people and the Spanish settlers. Settle in with a cup of hot cider for the music and merriment of the evening. The History Museum and Palace will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event. Enter through the Palace at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during the event.

Las Posadas

This December events is a Santa Fe Tradition
Photo courtesy of the New Mexico History Museum

Hosted by the New Mexico History Museum, Las Posadas is a re-enactment of the legendary journey of two exhausted travelers on their way to Bethlehem. Visitors are invited to join the candle-lit procession following the young couple around the Plaza as they seek shelter for the night. At the conclusion, everyone comes together at the Palace of the Governors for cookies and cider before heading back to their own beds for the night. Don’t forget to wear warm clothing! This time honored event takes place on December 9, 2018 at 5:30 pm.

Santa Fe Artists in Residence

All winter long, artists create their masterpieces in our hotels and galleries. Get a first-hand look at their creative process and be sure to take a piece home with you!


The brightest annual December event

Light up your holiday season with GLOW – Cosmic Nights! This annual event features thousands of twinkle lights and beautiful large scale light installations all aglow throughout the Santa Fe Botanical Garden. Enjoy live music, festive beverages, and meet Santa with the kiddos (12 and under get in free!). GLOW opens on December 14 and runs through December 31, 2018.

Santa Fe Winter Indian Market

(Photo courtesy of Terrance Clifford)

Do your holiday shopping with native artists, in a festive environment at a downtown Santa Fe landmark. The SWAIA Winter Indian Market is an annual holiday art show that will be held on December 15, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and December 16, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at La Fonda on the Plaza hotel. This year the Winter Indian Market includes 150 Native artists selling jewelry, pottery, paintings, weavings and much more; a fabulous silent auction; live music and dance round out the festivities.

Desert Chorale Winter Festival

The renowned choir presents a series of concerts, including carols and lullabies from South and Central America. Concerts take place December 15 – 23, 2018 at the United Church of Los Alamos, Immanuel Presbyterian Church of Albuquerque, Cristo Rey church, and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

A Baroque Christmas

For over 30 years Santa Fe Pro Musica has performed “A Baroque Christmas” which is a Santa Fe favorite during the holidays. The Santa Fe tradition returns to the beautiful Loretto Chapel and will have performances from December 19 through  December 24, 2018. Clara Rottsolk, soprano and Deborah Domanski, mezzo-soprano will be the featured vocalists.

Canyon Road Farolito Walk

One of Santa Fe’s most beloved December events, the Canyon Road Farolito Walk, lights up the hearts and souls of thousands who stroll the iconic road on Christmas Eve. While touring Christmas lights is a tradition everywhere, the experience is totally unique in Santa Fe. After all, how many towns commit hours of preparation to creating an awe-inspiring display for just one night? The annual walk leads you from the Santa Fe Plaza to the surrounding historic neighborhoods. This night is a truly magical and breathtaking experience you do not want to miss. The event takes place on December 24, 2018.

Christmas Eve at Picuris Pueblo

Embrace the region’s rich Native American culture at sundown on Christmas Eve with a torchlight Procession of the Virgin at Picuris. Learn more about the holiday season events at the Northern New Mexico Pueblos here.

New Year’s Eve on the Plaza

Santa Fe is set to ring in the new year on the Santa Fe Plaza! There will be live entertainment, and a digital media display will countdown to 2019. The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe will provide hot chocolate and biscochitos, along with a memorial banner for all to write down their hopes and dreams for a Prospero Año Nuevo. Check out New Year’s Eve for more information.

Discover a December different when you spend the holidays in Santa Fe—they are truly filled with magic and good cheer here. Bring a friend or family, or just give yourself the unique gift of a Santa Fe holiday that’ll be a heartfelt memory. Make your December getaway even more special by checking out our Deals and Specials.


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Eldorado Real Estate Report – March – August 2018

Eldorado Real Estate Report – March – August 2018

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