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Albuquerque West Properties is a small boutique company with BIG RESULTS.
We started in 2011, when most companies were closing down due to hardship after the economic crash.
Our goal is to always focus on customer service, as well as success with our clients. Thanks to so many clients’ referrals, Albuquerque West Properties was able to take off. In 2015, we started adding Brokers to not only keep up with the demand, but to build a strong solid real estate company.
Margaret Olivarez is the real estate broker you have been waiting for! Growing up in Southern California with parents who were not just brokers, but flipped houses as well, Margaret received early education in how to help people buy and sell real estate. By the age of 14 not only could she paint a house, hang wallpaper and install flooring, she was effectively holding open houses that she herself had staged.
‘It doesn't matter if we look at 1 or 100 homes, all I want to do is help you find your perfect home.’
Add 12 years of experience in pest control, 5 years in construction, 10 years in landscaping and now 16 years in Real Estate in Albuquerque to Margaret's unique knowledge and perspective, and you can be sure it is no joke that Margaret ‘..can do anything in, or out, of a house.’
‘...Margaret has extensive knowledge of construction practices so she can tell you if the homes you are interested in are solid, and not just nice facades.’
Margaret has been a licensed broker since 2004 and a Qualified Broker since 2011, when she he opened her own real estate company, Albuquerque West Properties, and managed a team of Associate Brokers. The experience of managing a team is exceptional, however one integral thing was missing. Margaret thrives on putting the puzzle together, the pieces being the needs and wants of her clients and community. Moving her business under the R1 umbrella means Margaret has the pleasure of now focusing her clients. Not to mention, she has more tools at her disposal that keep her on the cutting edge of real estate.
‘Margaret was a gem, there is no way I could have accomplished getting my new home without her expertise, her kindness, and above all, her integrity.’
Margarets ultimate goal is to help the people around her accomplish what they set out to do, whether that be buying or selling a home, or maintaining a healthy happy lifestyle. Margarets two children are now grown and in their twenties, she sponsors and participates in mountain biking and bike races, and she loves to travel (glamping is one of her favorite pastimes!) All the while, she loves promoting small, efficient living. Along for the journey, she has the ultimate companion: Silver, her beloved and trusted dog!
WHY I LEFT THE BIG BOX COMPANIES:
When the real estate market bottomed out in 2008 and so many families were hurting, I chose to help my clients any way I could. Sometimes that meant not selling them a home or not selling their home, as it was not always in their best interest. When companies like Eclipse Aviation shut down and people had to relocate in a hurry, I sold their homes for a small fee to help them during this very rough time.
Big box companies frowned upon staff not making full commissions and reprimanded them instead of praising them. As times got tougher, fees I paid to franchise companies became larger.
MY COMPANY PHILOSOPHY:
I believe in customer care and customer satisfaction. I want my brokers and clients to enjoy the entire purchasing and selling process. I think my brokers should be allowed the freedom of helping their clients in ways that build solid relationships. I want brokers to enjoy their families and lives first and foremost. Selling real estate can be a part-time or full-time job, but as long as my brokers are happy with their lives, they will be happy with their sales. I set goals with brokers based on fun, family, and travel... and then add in their business goals.
Margaret is a true friend in the industry who understands every aspect of the market, and she can help you achieve your goals. Give her a call or send her a text or email today!