Lota Realty was founded in 1976 by Joe and Wanda Wilson and moved quickly to it's present location on the northwest corner of the Plaza light--the best and busiest corner in Taos!
Judy and David Buck, the present broker-owners, joined the company in 1979 and had many successful years there as associate brokers. In 1984, we purchased the company and in 1986 we became affiliated with Coldwell Banker. The national affiliation has added greatly to our professionalism and to the real estate services we can offer a buyer or seller with an international referral base and excellent industry educational programs. In 1999, we expanded into two prime locations on the main street in town, two blocks apart.
Coldwell Banker Lota Realty has won awards for several years for the greatest number of outgoing referrals in the nation for our size company. In addition, we have had the highest per agent productivity of any Coldwell Banker office. We have consistently been a leader in the Taos market for listings sold and under contract. Our agents have the highest per person productivity of any office in Taos. That means that they are working harder and better for our clients and customers and have an excellent level of professionalism.
Coldwell Banker Lota Realty was voted
"Best in Taos County" 4 years in a row!
We're confident that if you're looking for Taos Real Estate you'll find something that interests you here on our site. You can browse through our Coldwell Banker/Lota Realty listings database to view our listings.
Taos, New Mexico is in the foothills and the plains at the base of the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The area has been settled for thousands of years by native pueblo people. About 400 years ago the Spaniards arrived, and the anglos some years after that. The cultures have not always resided side by side peacefully, but no one ever enveloped the other. In the late 1800's, a few artists happened upon Taos quite by accident and stayed. Their enthusiasm about the place soon spread and by the early 1920's Taos added 'artist' to their list of inhabitants. In the 50's, Taos Ski Valley was opened, and in the 60's and 70's Taos became a hippy mecca. Many of the ski bums and hippies are permanent, vibrant characters in the fabric of Taos and the results of all these factions intermingling over hundreds of years has created a culture unique only to Taos.
Although Taos shares a lot of similar qualities with Santa Fe like great weather, awesome light, elevation, and an arts and history culture, the feel of Taos is distinctly different. It's a bit more layed back and less 'slick' than Santa Fe, and the hippy mentality still thrives.
Neighborhoods and the homes in Taos are as eclectic as the people. From adobe estates to hand built cabins, earthships to ski chalets and everything in between, Taos has great property with commanding views close to town or miles out.
Helping people buy and sell Taos Real Estate since 1976. A a leader in the Taos market for listings sold and under contract.