About Us | Chisum Realty Group
We believe in living where you love and loving where you live. Our passion is sharing our mountain communities with you!
Based on the belief that we are all more successful if we strive toward a common goal rather than our individual interest, our CEO, Tara Chisum, fully embraced the Keller Williams’ team model and brought a new level of Real Estate service to Northern New Mexico. When you hire Chisum Realty Group, you’re hiring a team of specialists advocating for you in every step of the transaction. We’re the only team based agency in Northern New Mexico with dedicated Buyer Specialists, Seller Specialists, a Marketing Director, Listing Manager and a Contract-To-Close Manager. Our team based approach allows your transaction to be as smooth as possible while allowing us the bandwidth to provide the attention, experience and local expertise your goals require. Come experience the Power of Teamwork with the Chisum Realty Group.
Tara Chisum | Owner & Seller Specialist
Known as a straight shooter and an accomplished business owner, I bring a strategic yet personable approach to real estate. 2017 marks my tenth year in Real Estate and the fifth year as owner of Chisum Realty Group. I’m honored to be the top Broker in town and contribute this success to my team based approach. As the Listing Specialist my singular focus is serving, educating and advocating for home sellers. Combining a strong inner drive with a passion for learning, I believe there is always room to improve. A refreshingly straight forward approach, high integrity, and extensive knowledge are keystones to my business. I love all things about the Enchanted Circle and am astounded by the beauty on a daily basis. My thirst for outdoor adventures originated in Angel Fire as a child and is currently fulfilled by skiing, mountain biking, and camping with husband John.
Jodee Thayer | Operations Manager
“If there’s not a system in place, she’ll create one,” is a common sentiment expressed about me by those I have worked with. Constantly on a quest for understanding and streamlining processes, the Operations Manager role is a natural fit for me. I’m a planner with a practical attitude and have over 25-years of experience in operations and management. I bring to the table expertise in project and process management and strive to continuously improve our systems and processes in order to make every real estate transaction as smooth as possible.
I’m a native New Mexican and have also lived and worked in Europe, Hawaii and Virginia. I earned a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science while living in Europe and now I call Red River, New Mexico home (since 2010). I am an avid snow-skier and horsewoman. When I have downtime, you’ll most likely find me winding the wonderful trails of the Sangre de Cristo mountains with my horse, Fred.
Jim Merritt | Director of Marketing
From photography, videography, to destination marketing strategies, it’s my job to make sure your home looks the best and new home buyers are discovering the Enchanted Circle. I’m originally from Wisconsin then attended Middle Tennessee State University, obtaining a B.S. in Production and Technology. I started my career as an audio engineer but quickly gravitated towards the camera. I moved to Colorado in 2009 where started and ran a Video Marketing company, honing my marketing and video production skills. I then found Angel Fire and fell in love with the amazing summer weather, New Mexico culture, abundant activities, breathtaking views, and downhill mountain biking! After 2 successful years as Angel Fire Resort’s Manager of Marketing and Promotion, I moved to Chisum Realty Group to be more hands on with production as well as strategy. My favorite hiking partners are my beautiful blue-eyed wife, daughter and puppy.
Kate Theisen | Seller Specialist
I work exclusively as an advocate for Sellers. I believe that the best way to assist my clients is through education and data driven strategies.
I was born in Colorado to Vail ski instructors and for 16 years lived on a sailboat traveling the east coast and Caribbean. I moved to New Mexico to attend New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology where I earned my degree in Astrophysics. These unique lifestyle experiences have helped me learn to think outside the box and I’m passionate about using this talent to help my clients achieve their goals. I love to ski, hike, sail my 14 ft sailboat on local mountain lakes and share this gorgeous place with others!
Angelina Romero | Seller Specialist
Angelina is a veteran agent and former Top Producer and REALTOR® of the Year in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona office that she worked in. As a Seller Specialist she believes it is her duty to listen to her clients’ objectives so that she can get an in-depth understanding of their desired goals regarding the sale of their property. She works closely with her clients to ensure a smooth transaction so that they can focus on the next step of their lives. She believes in providing 5-Star service to all of her clients and is dedicated to exceeding their expectations. She is also fluent in the Spanish language.
The diversity of Northern New Mexico; its people, landscape, construction and design are what appeals to her in both business and her personal life. She serves on the Board for H.E.A.R.T. of Taos, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that helps women, their children and pets avoid homelessness and/or transition into temporary and permanent housing. She and her husband are also Foster Parents. A veteran traveler and Harley rider, she also enjoys camping in and around the National Forests surrounding Taos.
Lisa Mitchell | Buyer Specialist
I work exclusively with Buyers. My favorite aspect is to educate our clients on market conditions, find the right property to meet their goals, negotiate on their behalf, and facilitate a smooth transaction through closing. I’m proud to be born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As an Air Force spouse for 27 years, I’ve been fortunate to live, work and travel around the world. I enjoy meeting people and getting involved in the community. I am an active member in Angel Fire Proud, a Village organization that keeps Angel Fire beautiful. I love the Moreno Valley and enjoy spending time fishing at Monte Verde Lake, playing golf at our beautiful mountain golf course, riding motorcycles in the Enchanted Circle and skiing at Angel Fire Resort.
Pat Kroblin | Buyer Specialist
I fell in love with Angel Fire and the Enchanted Circle during my very first trip here and I just had to make it my home-which I did in less than four months! That head-snapping transition would not have been possible without Chisum Realty teamwork and my Buyer Specialist, who had the knowledge and did the research to make it all possible…and she was a pretty good hand holder and counselor at times too! In fact, I was so impressed, I joined the team! I grew up in Iowa and raised my daughter in Tulsa, OK while enjoying careers in radio, event planning, marketing and promotions. I loved my former homes, but now I wake up every morning, open the curtains to these beautiful mountains, and I can’t wait to share my excitement with you and help you to find a home in this enchanted land.
Danni Diaz | Buyer Specialist
As a Buyer Specialist, I work exclusively as an advocate for you, the Buyer. My goal is to give you a 10+ customer experience. I am committed to finding your dream home.
I am driven by my passion for life and living it with integrity. My most recent brush with breast cancer, has shown me just how strong my inner tenacity really is. I have been a long time business owner and continue to grow by always learning and keeping up with the trends that drive the real estate business. What I know, you will know.
I take great pride in calling the Enchanted Circle, my home. The diversity of these mountains allows me to continue to experience the adventures of the back-country; hiking, fly fishing, road and mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing and watching the beauty of wild life.
Amanda Tafoya | Buyer Specialist
Working with Amanda Tafoya is like having the home field advantage. She was born and raised in Taos and is familiar with the unique aspects of Northern NM. Her involvement with the community extends to serving on the board for Taos Little League, Governing Council for Taos Charter School and UNM Taos Education & Career Center Board. After staying home to raise her four children, she was employed as a nurse at Holy Cross Hospital. Wanting a different kind of experience, she co-owned a paint business and worked with home construction, including developing homes. Her main focus was helping people with the interior design aspects, including colors, tiles, paint, and appliances. She excels at finding the right fit for her clients. As a Buyer Specialist, she is able to combine the two things she loves.Taking care of people and Real Estate.
Chasity Bonney | Listing Coordinator
I am the Listing Manager which means, I gather all the information about your property as well as make sure all the local brokers have everything they need to show your property. I also manage showing instructions and schedule appointments to show your property. You can find me at the front desk at Chisum Realty Group.
I am the “Mom” of the team. I am a very detail-oriented team player. I want to learn and be challenged daily. It is important for me to make sure the job gets done!
I am originally from Mora, New Mexico. My family and I spend our time between Mora and Angel Fire. We have five wonderful children who keep us busy with all their activities such as basketball, baseball, Girl Scouts, skiing, fishing, dirt biking and whatever else comes along! We love the mountains and small town life!
Baylee Thayer | Listing Coordinator
The Client Care Specialist role suits my innate desire to meet customer needs. Known for high levels of empathy and sincerity, my background in logistics and natural tendency for order all combine to help me and our team serve our customers and meet their real-estate goals.
Prior to moving to Angel Fire in 2018 I spent 10 years working in the Department of Energy industry in Virginia. I grew up in Colorado but am a native New Mexican and love this area because of the mountains, the art culture, and the proximity of family.
Alyssa Burnett | Contract-to-Close Coordinator
Attention to detail and a personalized customer experience throughout each transaction, is what I bring to the Chisum team. I am a lucky mother to a beautiful, strong-willed and driven 6 year old daughter, Journey. I moved to the mountains of Red River 7 years ago and have become fully immersed in the splendor, adventure and culture that the Enchanted Circle has to offer. You can find my daughter and I outdoors either hiking, fly fishing, paddle boarding, camping, and skiing or snowboarding amongst the nature these beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains provide. I am dedicated to bringing your contract on your home, condo or land to close as seamlessly and smoothly as possible.
Sarah Bryson | Contract-to-Close and Data Specialist
I am here to help you get from contract to close on your property, whether you are a buyer or a seller. I have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies, so my strengths are in organization and information dissemination. I moved to Angel Fire in December of 2017 from Tulsa, Oklahoma where I worked in a Census Information Center. I love getting to know this beautiful part of the country – especially hiking with my dog.
Our team proudly supports the following community organizations.
- Annual RED Day – Renew, Energize and Donate
- Angel Fire Proud
- Girl Scouts Troop 3222
- Angel Fire Sustainability Committee
- Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
- National Veterans Wellness + Healing Center Angel Fire
- Shuter Library of Angel Fire
- Angel Fire Garden Club
- ArtUP New Mexico
- Music from Angel Fire
- Moreno Valley High School
- Eagle Nest Elementary and Middle School
Give us call at 575-377-2321 or Contact Us to get started on your Real Estate goals!