Buying a home is a huge undertaking. If you are looking to buy a home, you’re going to want someone in your corner to guide you. You probably want someone who is very familiar with the Santa Fe real estate market and well connected in the community. You want someone trustworthy. You want someone who will listen to you and be able to streamline the search to the neighborhoods, price point and amenities you are looking for. You absolutely want a solid negotiator with a sterling reputation. Team Duran-King is all of these things. Most importantly, we care deeply about our clients and are committed to their success in finding the home of their dreams. We welcome you to schedule an initial consultation with us in person, over the phone or via Zoom. We will show you how Team Duran-King will guide you towards realizing
your bright future in a new home in Santa Fe.
5 stars all the way for Team Duran / King! Stephanie & Juli are wonderful to work with and we recommend them without reservation. Their honesty, professionalism, work ethic, knowledge of the real estate business and genuine care for their clients make them exceptional to work with. Stephanie even managed to show up on a Sunday with workers in tow to solve a last minute problem. We are so grateful we chose Team Duran / King to sell our home. We trust them and you can too.
Thank you Stephanie, Juli & Amanda!
Gerald & Catherine
Stephanie and her team are incredibly pleasant and professional in every aspect of their service. We listed my house and closed in less than 40 days, so the pace was extremely rapid, but Stephanie never missed a beat. I fully entrusted her with my needs and goals and knew she would negotiate fairly to achieve them in all aspects and considerations. Quite honestly I cannot think of how this could have been a smoother, more pleasant and professionally guided transaction. Thank you Stephanie! Thank you Stephanie's Team!
This is the third house we have bought/sold with Stephanie and Juli and they are the absolute best! I highly recommend them. They are very experiencing in buying and selling the Santa Fe area and we couldn't be happier with our experience working with them.She and Juli eased our worries during a rocky closing, and were personable, kind, and knowledgeable throughout it all.
After using a few buyers agents I found Stephanie and Juli King. They help buyers and sellers in any price range and honestly care about finding buyers the right fit in a home. My only regret was not finding them sooner! I had some hesitation in using them because Stephanie is a top rated agent, but that is for good reason as she is great at what she does, communicates clearly and directly, and is very organized. They were also good about responding quickly to requests.
I had difficulty finding a healthy home in the areas that I wanted to live and they were patient, had good listening skills, and wonderful negotiating skills. They never tried to show homes above my price range or push a sale of any particular home. They even helped me withdrawal a home contract very professionally and quickly after a unfavorable home inspection that showed much more work needed completed than the home would be worth. I am planning on using them the next time I buy or sell a home.
This was my third time purchasing home but first time in such a ridiculously hot market. I am so grateful to have been represented by Stephanie and her partner, Juli. They guided me every step of the way offering incredible insight into buying a home in such a unique city like Santa Fe. Coming from the Northeast, I honestly did not know a lot of things about what to look for in an old stucco home or some of the local and cultural quirks of the town.
I especially appreciate their patience with me - I travel a ton for work, at the time lived in Las Vegas, NV and was very picky. I also decided to take a month long vacation to Asia over the closing period. They never batted an eyelash when I was in town and asked to see 8 houses in one day, just to not like any of them!
I was also a little hesitant when I learned that they worked as partners only because I thought it would be easy for communications to slip through the cracks but my experience proved to be quite the opposite. Stephanie and Juli were the ultimate communicators not only with me but with one another. It made me feel like I had the A-Team behind me. Just one trusting, efficient, and knowledgeable realtor is all a home buyer could wish for and with them you get 2 for 1. I could not recommend them more.
My pleasant experience was with Stephanie Duran and Juli King, working as a team, to sell my house and get me through the process. Which they did extremely well, with patience and great negotiation skills (both with me and the buyers). The staff at Barker's Realty office was friendly and helpful as well.
Stephanie and her team were great to work with in selling my house. It was a bit of a challenging property, with a main house and a large art studio, so it needed just the right buyer. We did hit a glitch midway through and lost a buyer, so to avoid this I would recommend that Stephanie closely oversee all interactions with any potential buyer, including the paperwork delivery. She is a strong negotiator and knows the business inside and out. I definitely recommend her and her team.
Stephanie was referred to us by a trusted friend who had recently moved to Santa Fe from California. She hosted us for a weekend of home tours. Due to COVID, it was different than normal--private showings, driving in separate cars, etc. We appreciated having her as a partner in the buying process, and having her and her team outline and keep us to our project plan as we closed escrow (inspections, etc). We've already referred her to another California friend, and we hope there are more in the future!
Working with Stephanie has been a dream! She and her partner Juli have sold 2 of my properties for well above asking, within days of listing! They are hard working and have their finger to the pulse of Santa Fe real estate, and are well versed in all latest technologies, using social and digital media to best showcase properties, especially in the time of social distancing.
Stephanie Duran is, without question, the best real estate professional we have ever worked with. We partnered with her in the recent purchase of our Santa Fe home.
Stephanie did an excellent job first understanding our needs and desires, and then introduced us to a range of neighborhoods and properties. During our first visit to Santa Fe, she also suggested hikes, bike rides and restaurants to help orient us to the area. Over multiple trips to Santa Fe, we explored properties together, and Stephanie did not stop encouraging us to explore listings until we found "our home."
When we were ready to make the offer, we were particularly impressed with Stephanie's ability to recommend and negotiate a price below asking. During our rapid 30 day close, she did a masterful job pulling together multiple inspection specialists and helped us negotiate the final sale terms.
Of note, we also had the opportunity to work briefly with Juli King, as Stephanie had to be out of town the week of the closing. The handoff was efficiently handled, and Juli picked up the work without missing a beat. We even closed a day ahead of schedule.
Overall, we found Stephanie to be warm, personable, and extremely knowledgeable. It was a pleasure collaborating with her and the entire Barker Team from start to finish. We would, without hesitation, highly recommend Stephanie to anyone looking to purchase a new home.
Stephanie had the great ability of understanding us and what we were looking for in a new home. She didn't waste our time looking at houses that were not our style and didn't push us into any home offers. Her team of experts made the inspection process very educational and made us feel comfortable about the home we were buying. She and her team were great at setting us up for success with our new-to-us home.
Moving from Texas to Santa Fe during Covid was much easier than expected thanks to Stephanie. We had only ever bought from builders in the past and that was 27 years ago so we were basically first timers. Stephanie was very attentive and available, leading us through each step. She put us in touch with great professionals every step of the way. Being in different states might have caused difficulty but she is a wizard at it. Even after we closed (remotely) she arranged for an associate, Amanda, to be present when the movers arrived ahead of us. Stephanie responded pronto every time we had a question or need. 5 Star all the way!
In this competitive real estate market, Stephanie, Juli, and their entire team helped us prevail in our first ill-fated transaction, graciously bow out when inspections revealed we'd taken on more than we could handle, AND prevail yet again on another property in the ideal Eastside location that is now ours. Much of this was accomplished long distance! It's not enough to say that they were patient, diligent, knowledgeable, responsive, creative, flexible and very generous with their time, or that they were clearly respected by all the real estate professionals and contractors we encountered on this journey. Simply put, they were extraordinary.
We saw a house in SF on the internet. We contacted the Duran/King team and they took us from day 1 to the closing with the best advice and customer service. Always available and helpful. With every speedbump, they were there being our eyes and ears from across the country. A rare team and recommended highly. 5+ stars isn't enough.
The Duran/King Team is the 'Dream Team' of real estate. Their knowledge of the market is unparalleled, and their wisdom and guidance is transparent and sound. I used them to sell a home years before the market in Santa Fe went bonkers, and got an offer for full asking price before the listing even went live. I used them again and they worked their magic. I recommend them heartily; use anyone else and you are wasting a precious resource.
This may be the best realtor team in Santa Fe (maybe the world). They were knowledgeable, professional and aggressive in getting things done and making the process easy for us. They came to see the house and set a good price, took photos and video for marketing, put it on the market and sold it immediately. The original buyers backed out so they put it back on the market and it sold again in one day. They handled all the details, there are so many, and never dropped the ball. I cannot recommend them more highly. If you want to sell your home, this is the team. I imagine they would make buying a home as easy.
I had a difficult situation with many twists and turns that included contractors, HOA, Neighbors, Neighbor's Real Estate Agents, etc. There were some issues that required negotiations between 6 parties + opinions from consultants etc. I have bought and sold multiple properties in multiple states which adds up to working with over a dozen agents. If I could, I would never use anyone else. Stephanie, Julie, and Amanda were invaluable in getting a fair deal done. Love them.
I was truly blessed to have found Stephanie Julie and Amanda I didn't have a realtor and I looked at reviews of Realtors online and saw the one about Stephanie . I called her late on a Friday afternoon and she called me right back on Monday she and Julie came over and they were so positive and warm I listed with them that day !
After the photographs were taken and went online they sold my house in less than 48 hours.
They were tenacious in their efforts to sell my house they were so reliable everything they said they were going to do they did.... immediately.
They were totally professional but even more important to me their kindness.. it was an emotional move and they comforted me at every point.
We sold three houses and an office building in multiple states in the last few years. Duran/King/Morris sold our casita in Tesuque, New Mexico. We cannot recommend any finer team to work with. They really care about you and work their hardest to make the sale as easy and profitable as possible. They will become your friends for life.