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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 interests, our CEO, Tara Chisum, crafted an innovative team-based business model and brought a new level of real estate service to Northern New Mexico.

When you hire Chisum Realty Group, you hire a team of specialists advocating for you in every transaction step. We’re the only team-based agency in Northern New Mexico with dedicated Buyer Specialists, Seller Specialists, Listing Manager, and a Contract-To-Close team. 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.

Our Team

Tara Chisum | Owner & Qualifying Broker

Tara Chisum of Chisum Realty Group

Known as a straight shooter and an accomplished business owner, I bring a strategic yet personable approach to real estate. I am a Seller Specialist focused on highest return, and lowest disruption for my clients. I atribute my company’s success to our team-based approach and a belief that a team of specialists will always outperform a group of generalists. Combining a strong inner drive with a passion for learning, I believe there is always room to improve. A refreshingly straightforward approach, high integrity, and extensive knowledge are the keystones to my business. My thirst for outdoor adventures originated as a child and is currently fulfilled by skiing, mountain biking, and camping with husband, John, and our dog, Ruby.

Robin Bartlett | Sales Manager

With a strong background in real estate spanning over a decade, I am Robin Bartlett, a dedicated Coach, Trainer, and Mentor with a passion for continuous improvement.  As a seasoned professional, I’ve successfully led teams and driven growth, recruiting and mentoring agents on both local and national scales. My journey has been marked by a commitment to refining processes, developing efficient systems, and nurturing a culture of integrity-driven leadership. Guided by Maya Angelou’s wisdom, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better… Do Better!”, I am driven by a constant pursuit of improvement.

Beyond my professional endeavors, I am equally devoted to my family. Celebrating 26 years of marriage with my husband, Brandon, whose journey with me began at senior prom, has been a remarkable adventure. Our three remarkable children, each navigating their paths in college and adulthood, fill our lives with joy and inspiration. Blaise’s pursuit of Bio-Technology in Utah, Keagan’s journey in Musical Theatre in London, and Jacy’s dedication to Contemporary Dance in North Carolina reflect their diverse passions and determination. As a family, we relish watching our kids excel in their pursuits and cherish the moments we share.

Kate Schoepfle | Seller Specialist

As a Seller Specialist, my role is to assist Sellers by providing the highest level of education and advocacy throughout their selling process – from toying with the idea of selling through closing. I specialize in knowing the contracts inside and out, understanding the changing market conditions, and providing support in all stages of the selling process. 

I’ve been with Chisum Realty Group since 2016 and have had the opportunity to work in various roles including Buyer Specialist, Seller Specialist, Client Care Coordinator and have worked all over the Enchanted Circle.

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 our 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!

John Cornish | Seller Specialist

After living in Florida and Texas for the last 40 years, my wife and I were lured by the beauty of the Enchanted Circle and moved to Taos.  With a BS in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas, and 25 years in medical device start-ups, I decided to make the transition into real estate.  As a Seller Specialist, I focus only on maximizing my clients return on the sale of their assets, with the cooperation and support of my team members.  I like to ski, fish, bike, cook and hike with my dog, Lucy.

Andrew Incerto | Seller Specialist

As a seller specialist, I have the opportunity to focus all my efforts on ensuring that my client’s listing needs are met. 

After graduating from TCU, I worked as a Geologist around Texas. Soon after, I moved to New Mexico, and began working as a Project Manager. During that time, I frequently spent my off time fishing, skiing, camping, and hiking in the enchanted circle. I am so excited to now call this place home, and I am eager to share my passion for the area with my clients. As a Project Manager, my responsibility was to deliver the highest quality product to our clients, in a timely manner. I bring that same level of care and commitment to make the selling process as smooth as possible. With my attention to detail, organization, and the Chisum Realty team, I am confident that we can maximize your home’s value, and meet all your Real Estate needs.

Robban Reynolds | Taos Specialist

Robban Reynolds has lived in Taos since 1995 and found it to be a natural place to nurture a love of HOME. After 20 years of Taos living, Robban understands the numerous intangible benefits of life in New Mexico. She attributes much of her success to her passion for the place she calls home.

With a degree in Journalism and Advertising, and a lengthy background in graphic design, her attention to detail and strong sense of composition and style are a perfect combination to sell or help find your new home. Robban’s creative, enthusiastic, and caring nature is perfect for matching each client’s desires as well as skillfully featuring a home’s unique presence and character, matchmaker at large!

Let Robban the Realtor be your match maker and match your dream home to you!

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 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.

Carrie Barr | Buyer Specialist

As a buyer specialist, I focus all of my time and energy into finding the perfect home to suit my clients. My extensive background in customer service has prepared me to thrive at meeting the unique needs of each individual.

I was born and raised in West Virginia, and now happily call Taos my home.  My enthusiasm for New Mexico’s beauty and culture is matched in my desire to have it include anyone who wishes to spend their life here.

Renee Kuharski | Buyer Specialist

Choosing Angel Fire was easy! I had family here and I love to ski and golf, get the dogs out on a hike or snowshoe, and climb mountains. With advanced degrees from Colorado, and an undergrad from Wisconsin, I was able to combine all those pursuits through the years working in the ski industry and in Higher Education. After 40 years in Colorado, on a leap of faith, moved here full-time in 2017.  I also enjoy project sewing and am the designer and creator of fun, colorful dog beds (and even some for cats) at Rowdy Dog Beds. Bringing a love for the mountains and resort lifestyle, but in the laid-back Angel Fire way, as a Buyer Specialist I can bring my experience to the best of both worlds, finding your perfect home and sharing my love of the area. 

April Ralph | Buyer Specialist

The end of the circle for a tourist is a home buyer.  After most of my adult life in Tourism Marketing, I wanted to complete that circle as a Buyer Specialist in Angel Fire.  

Previously from Durango, Salida, and Crested Butte, Colorado where I raised my three children and met my husband Greg, I’m all about the mountain living. As marketing and public relations professionals in ski resorts, Greg and I have enjoyed skiing and cycling most of Colorado. As an Angel Fire resident since 2019, with our two dogs Tilly and Wilma, and our cat Roscoe, we enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that Angel Fire has to offer.  We love to ski, hike, cycle, swim, paddleboard, canoe, and do whatever else we can do outside. The Enchanted Circle has so much to offer and each town has its own personality.  I am excited to share my knowledge and love for this area.

Jenny Orrison | Buyer Specialist

Born and raised in central Massachusetts I’m now loving New Mexico with my husband Tom and our dog, Cisco. It was exhilarating to pack up our lives and drive across the country to arrive in beautiful and unique Taos. We’re outdoor adventure enthusiasts and can get enought of the wild playground of the West! So far, we have not been disappointed!

I’m a former Art Teacher and Graphic Designer, and I’m excited to try on my new hat in the real estate world. We purchased our new home with Chisum Realty Group and had such a great experience that I had to be a part of this amazing team!

Baylee Thayer | Lead Transaction Assistant

The lead transaction assistant 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.

Kaela Rannikar | Marketing Content Producer

Photography and videography have been my passions since I was a teen growing up in Minnesota. I began my career as a news photojournalist for TV stations in Duluth and Albuquerque, before making my way to Angel Fire as the marketing photographer for the resort.

After a decade here, the Moreno Valley has become home to me, and I enjoy all the fun and adventure these mountains have to offer! I especially enjoy snowboarding, learning to ski, and mountain biking with my partner, Patrick, and snuggling with our two kittens, Snap and Jack.

Tracy Bell | Client Care Specialist

As a member of the operations team here at Chisum Realty Group, it is my role as Client Care Specialist to assist our team of agents in providing the best service possible to our customers. When you call in, I will more than likely be the one to answer your call. Please, say hello, and let me know how I can best be of service to you. 

I moved to Taos with my children in 2006 to become a resident. I have truly enjoyed all that Taos and the Enchanted Circle have to offer. New Mexico is an artist’s paradise. When I am not working at Chisum Realty Group I am out creating art or traveling to be artistically inspired by different people and cultures.

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Give us call at 575-377-2321 or Contact Us to get started on your Real Estate goals!