If I only had two words to describe my experience with Malissa and Joshua they would be “Never Better!!!!” Malissa and Joshua are extremely seasoned agents, professional and friendly, with expertise in all areas of real estate.
I just moved to Santa Fe from Los Angeles and they have made my relocation experience easier than I would have ever imagined. They spent many hours with me showing me various areas & homes, but always keeping my price range in mind. When I did find a house that I liked, their expertise in negotiating was amazing. They knew exactly what to look for in the house as far as problems go and were there every step of the way to see that things were completed in a correct and timely fashion. The sale was quick and easy and best of all, I love my new home! Whether you are relocating from out of state or just moving across town, they are the agents to go to. Also, the team they recommended for my loan service was outstanding and even still, after being here for a month, they are still readily available to answer all my questions and concerns. Thank you Malissa and Joshua!!!
–amyd5 (see Zillow for original review)
Joshua and Malissa are exceptional realtors. They found me my present house which is perfect for my needs.Their knowledge of the area and house construction is amazing. The buying process went so smoothly,and their negotiation skills saved me a large amount of money. They protected me and my interests fully. It was a wonderful experience.
Joshua Maes and Malissa Kullberg are unquestionably the cream of the crop and an amazing team.I have been extremely pleased with their representation of me as both a buyer and a seller of Santa Fe homes. Both Joshua and Malissa have developed a broad and deep knowledge of the many varying neighborhoods and housing types in Santa Fe, Taos, and nearby northern New Mexico markets. …and maintain a detailed and current knowledge of the highly variable and changing quirks of local real estate requirements … and operate with the very highest ethical standards. They have a gentle, no-pressure, keenly perceptive approach… Each also brings their own special skills to the table. I relied on [Joshua’s] advice and comprehensive referral list of excellent contractors to prepare my property for sale – we accepted a nearly full-price, all-cash offer within less than a week of listing. When searching for my next home, his renovation expertise was even more valuable. Joshua …is a skilled negotiator and a strong and determined advocate for his clients’ interests with other parties. Malissa is an excellent writer and prepares the …sales and marketing materials, using the services of their talented stager and photographer. The online package for my sale property was exceptional, quickly attracting many “views.” Malissa is highly organized and assures that client transactions keep moving along through the many detailed steps and stages toward a timely closing. Together, Joshua and Malissa are an unbeatable team; I felt very fortunate to have them represent me. They would be not only my first, but only choice in future New Mexico real estate transactions.
—sclain (see Zillow for complete review)
Joshua and Malissa represented my wife and I both with the sale of our home and the purchase of our current home. We looked at homes for over a year until we found the one that felt right.We were able to purchase it for substantially under the list price and the price for homes in our area of town. When we listed our home with them, they sold it in 87 days for far more than the average list price for homes like ours. Joshua and Malissa are a strong team. They are honest, hard-working and knowledgeable.
–Aileen & Marlon Castle
Malissa and Joshua are the most client-focus (and interesting) realtors we have ever met. We met them by chance at one of their listings.We run a couture business and are super busy. We needed a realtor that understood what we wanted to buy and would persist until we found it. We made three specific trips to Santa Fe to search for properties. Each time Joshua and Malissa had at least a dozen potential properties lined up for us and dedicated a weekend to our showings. They finally found our property hours after it came on the market. We then flew out to New Mexico, made an offer, and got the home we wanted! They handled all the negotiations for the contract and preparations for the closing; we simply appeared. Since closing, they have continued to provide invaluable information, and contacts, for all aspects of the home renovation. We’ve met several different realtors over the last few years. Most sell their own listings to you at their convenience. Very few will continue looking for the perfect property until they find it and then do all the contract and support work necessary to close. Joshua and Malissa clearly put exceptional effort into making our Santa Fe home happen.
–Alan Belitsky and Carlos Ramirez
My husband and I are deeply grateful to Malissa and Joshua for their expertise, understanding and support as we leapt into the decision to buy a new house in Santa Fe.I was convinced we could never move away from the mountains in Colorado; however, Malissa and Joshua listened to our criteria/fantasies and then gently presented homes to us. They guided us to possibilities, and, as true professionals, allowed us to freely decide what we wanted. As challenges arose, they stayed steady and creative. It was a work of extraordinary collaboration between them and among us. Barker is very fortunate to have two such good human beings, and gifted realtors, as part of its business family. Our deep thanks extend to them for making a dream visible and then real. Some of our friends say they want to join us in Santa Fe; if that happens, you can be sure we will recommend Barker Realty and Malissa and Joshua.
–Ann Cornfield and Bud Gidday
What can I say? You two helped make my 10+ year dream come true: owning a place in my “sweet Santa Fe.”I can never thank you enough for the delightful experience having you as my realtors and friends. In my many years of buying and selling real estate, you “got me!” This is the best buy yet. Thank you in so many ways. Thanks for your friendship, your vibe, your savviness and much more.”
Thank you for your services helping us to purchase a home in a city that was totally foreign to us … and what a deal that you found and negotiated for us!!! You guys made everything SO easy and smooth. We are extremely happy with the result.From day one, you made it your goal to help us find exactly what we were looking for, constantly posting and emailing properties that you felt matched our requirements and preferences, making insightful comparisons with other candidate properties, always going out of your way to make sure we had enough information, setting up appointments on short notice, posting artful virtual tours on your website, and just providing the friendly, trustworthy service that is often hard to find these days. You were extremely patient, always smiling and willing to help in any way possible. No matter what the obstacle was you found a way around it! You were not pushy to get the sale and always looked out for our best interests. Most notably, your after-sale support is further testimony to the scope and quality of your service and how much you care about our your clients’ ultimate satisfaction with their purchase. Anytime we or anyone we talk to is in need of buying or selling a house in Santa Fe, we’re DEFINITELY sending them to you. We will be references for life!!!
–Toni Dzubay and Robert Wall
Malissa and her partner, Joshua, were the realtors representing the buyer of the home my partner and I were selling in Santa Fe in 2009. While it may not be common to write praises about the buyers realtor, I am genuinely inspired to do just that.The moment we met, I was fully aware that I was being blessed to be in the presence of two truly rare and extraordinary human beings. The quality of their character was apparent before they even spoke, and was affirmed with a steady flow of soul-full professionalism, skill, and integrity. Both Malissa and Joshua fully embody their devotion to care for everyone involved, which is what makes them shine bright and beauty-full in their line of work. I have been thrilled to recommend them to friends and clients, and look forward to the opportunity to do so over and over again. Thank you, Malissa and Joshua, for being major players in making the sale of our home a Pure Joy, and for bringing us a buyer that made our hearts truly content. I sing the highest praises of you as exceptionally gifted realtors, AND as fellow human beings.
Malissa has done a sterling job of finding properties that we actually wanted to look at — listening to and absorbing our needs and desires, and showing excellent candidates.She makes intelligent suggestions and raises issues that hadn’t occurred to us. Her integrity is superb: I trust her implicitly to look after the interests of her clients first. Excellent service from a trustworthy person.
We want to thank you for the superior service you provided us during our recent visit to New Mexico. You were alert to our particular needs, organized, and went out of your way to introduce us to the area in ways we could never have done on our own!We have several friends in Washington who are considering moving to the southwest, and we will be happy to provide them with your name if they look at beautiful northern New Mexico.
–Joe Hiss and Yolanda Cifuentes-Hiss
Jim and I want to thank you for your excellent real estate brokerage services. We are more than satisfied, even thrilled, with the results.As a team, you listen and pay keen attention to the needs and wants of the client, do a thorough job of researching what the market offers, target appropriate properties so as not to waste everyone’s time, and have the patience of saints as we/the client hem and haw and change our mind. We appreciated that you took the time and effort to give us a broad overview of the areas around Santa Fe, helping us to understand the differences, and the pros and cons of each one. The property we have purchased, and at such a good deal, is due in great part to your persistence with the seller’s agent, and to your support of our concerns. You are a great team, complementing each other in many ways! Combining your talents and skills means you can offer your clients the best possible understanding of their needs in a new home, and the optimum means for getting them what they need. Congratulations! And thank you for everything you did for us.
–Jim and Sheila Kaplan
I can’t say enough about Joshua and his partner, Malissa Kullberg….I was in the process of selling my house in Maryland when my real estate agent contacted them to help me find a place in Santa Fe. When we connected, I immediately felt a special bond with these two…they went above and beyond to get me out here in Santa Fe, despite many obstacles. They found me the perfect rental and did this out of the kindness of their hearts, as they told me I was the kind of person that Santa Fe would embrace and I had much to offer the community. I most HIGHLY recommend these two as real estate agents. You’ll enter as a client, but leave as a very satisfied friend. They are fantastic agents and sweet people.
–Carole Langrall, Freelance writer/stylist/designer: The Catalogues, Santa Fe New Mexican, A Garden of Earthly Delights
When my wife Kathy and I moved to Santa Fe from Sedona, Arizona, Joshua Maes worked hard to help us find and purchase our dream home. He understood the market and handled the negotiations of the purchase in a very professional manner.When it came time to sell, we didn’t hesitate to call Joshua. He and his business partner Malissa did another excellent job of marketing our home using a professional photographer, full internet coverage, professionally written color brochures and broker open houses. Joshua and Malissa did a market study and listed our home for a realistic price to sell and it sold for the price we asked. We went on and bought another home through Joshua and Malissa. It was a complex transaction but they negotiated a lucrative purchase. We are a professional couple and have no tolerance for laziness and/or incompetence. Joshua and Malissa are intelligent, hard working and know the Santa Fe market. We wouldn’t use anyone else to buy or sell a house for us.
–Bruce and Kathy Montgomery
During a time of intense personal crisis I had to sell my house and dreaded the thought of a slow and potentially nerve wracking process. I chose Malissa and Joshua as my real estate agents and never regretted that decision.They were professional, knowledgeable, and responded immediately to any questions or concerns that I had regarding the house, the market, and pricing. They were also very kind, thoughtful, and honest – qualities that I would expect from my closest friend but not from my real estate agents. That made all the difference for me because I really felt like they had my best interests at heart and no one else. I sold my house during one of the worst economic downturns and I know it was due to their hard work and persistence. Malissa and Joshua turned what could have been a very painful process into a story with a happy ending!
When we moved from California to Santa Fe, we had the distinct pleasure of working with Sotheby’s Realtors Joshua Maes and Malissa Kullberg. Joshua and Malissa led us through the entire process from viewing homes through inspections to settling into life in Santa Fe.They handled everything, including unanticipated issues, with brilliant expertise, skill and knowledge. After we moved in, they remained available and supportive as we adapted to a completely new city. Joshua and Malissa are not only the ultimate professionals, they’re caring and kind and always there to help. In a word, they’re fabulous!
—Mary and Harry Nethery
What I really appreciated about working with Joshua and Malissa is how much they went beyond what I would have expected.Before my home went on the market, they came over and did yard work (trimmed hedges, weeded, etc.) and helped me figure out how to stage my home. They even painted my front vigas when that became an issue for the buyers. They really had my back during negotiations, working to get the potential buyers and their agent to be more realistic with regard to price. I was impressed with their professionalism and the steady level of communication.They always made sure I knew what was going on with the transaction. Joshua and Malissa have good ideas, energy and are easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family.
—Tara Pomo Smith
My family and I have a profound appreciation for the attention and care Joshua and Malissa showed in helping us purchase our home. Since the start, Malissa and Joshua were extremely helpful, patient, and eager to answer questions.Once we decided on a home, the purchase grew increasing complex and long, but not because of Malissa and Joshua, but because it was a short sale and through complications brought by the sellers and their Real Estate Agent. Joshua and Malissa remained positive, enthusiastically engaged, and most of all understanding of our eagerness to purchase our home. Joshua’s and Malissa’s partnership as a real estate team, their knowledge of the current housing market, lender options, and their unified passion help them find the right house for their clients. Eventually, we purchased the home we wanted. Our daughters are loving their new home. Furthermore, I’m happy to say we achieved our goal and dream. With Joshua and Malissa, as our realtors, we were blessed with a team of experience, understanding, but most of all with two agents who have the utmost care for their client needs. We extend a million thanks to both of them, and we HIGHLY recommend Joshua and Malissa to anyone looking to buy a home; you will be enthusiastically pleased!
When we started looking for a house, we chose to go with Josh and Malissa; they asked questions to learn what we wanted, pre-screened houses for us and worked tirelessly to help us find our house.If we ever go to sale our home or buy another home, I would call Josh and Malissa first. They definitely made the experience fun, easy and stress free.
–Doug and Tina Tawater
Ours was a very complex transaction. Malissa consistently went above and beyond to make it happen.We wouldn’t be in our wonderful home without her help. Very personable, professional, and magical! We recommend Malissa to our friends and family with enthusiasm.
–Kevin Tracy and Al Ellis
My wife and I purchased a house this spring under Malissa and Joshua’s gentle and thoughtful guidance. They gave us a great deal of very helpful information and solid advice that allowed us to arrive at the right house at the right price.We are extremely grateful for their hard work on our behalf and for the kindness and respect that they consistently showed us. They know their business and are caring, decent human beings to boot. It is hard for me to believe that there are many real estate agents out there like them.
–Caleb and Mina Thompson
We are very appreciative of you going the extra mile for us in getting both of our homes sold.
–Jim and Anne Thompson
In November of 2012, Joshua and Malissa facilitated a real estate purchase for us. As we were purchasing from out of state, the name that came through my email was Team@SantaFeREC.com. Indeed, they were a team.While we were in Santa Fe, Joshua was the face of the team who met with us, gave answers to our queries and had a firm grasp of Santa Fe real estate. Malissa was the energy and attention to detail behind the scenes. She made queries that went beyond ordinary real estate matters, passed information and emails and even took on insurance issues. The knowledge base that comes with this team is reason enough to work with them but the friendly and attentive service is extraordinary. Joshua and Malissa, thank you for your care and attention with our recent real estate purchase.