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Get Ready to Sell Your Home in Albuquerque!

by Sandi Pressley

Are getting ready to sell your home in Albuquerque? If so, you already know there’s a lot of things to consider.  But there are some basic things to keep in mind to make sure you get more money from the sale of your home as well as sell it faster. Here’s a few things you can do right now.

Get Storage

Don’t think you can declutter your home by shoving things in the closets. Buyers will look in your closets and see a mess. Instead, rent a storage unit and store things that you won’t need when you home is on the market.


One of the main goals of selling a home is to make the buyer see it as their home. That’s harder to do if your photos are all over the walls. The same goes with artwork.  You may appreciate the art, but the buyer might not.  Try to make the interior as neutral as possible in the way of personal affects.

Lighten Up

Light can make all the difference when it comes to making the home more appealing.  Get as high of a wattage bulb as your fixtures will safely allow.  And open the blinds and curtains.

Curb Appeal is Real

The first few seconds are critical when a buyer comes to your home.  They will almost always judge a book by its cover. So tidy up the yard.  Trim the hedges, put down new mulch, edge the lawn.  Hire a landscaper if you need to.  Freshen up the exterior paint. Powerwash the walkways and driveway.  Every little thing does matter.

If you follow these few steps, you'll almost certainly sell your home faster and make more money in the end.


11 Calle Cienega, Placitas, NM   $525,000

4 Bedrooms/ 3.5 Bathrooms/ 3384 Square Feet

An incredible Placitas Custom 4 bedroom home with unobstructed views and great room with raised ceilings and sculpted vigas!

Contact the Sandi Pressley team for additional details! 

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Your New Home Awaits in Bernalillo

by Sandi Pressley

Just 15 miles north of Albuquerque on the banks of the Rio Grande is one of the oldest towns in the Southwest - Bernalillo.  This is a town that holds onto its history, but is not afraid to grow with the times.  Bernalillo celebrates its history by partnering with wineries in New Mexico to host the annual Wine Festival each Labor Day, which of course features wine, along with music, arts and crafts, and great food.

And if you love being in the great outdoors, then the Sandia Lakes Recreational Area is the perfect place to enjoy hiking and picnics. And if you have children of high school age, there’s the convenience of having Bernalillo High School available for their education.

Search for your dream home in Bernalillo today!


15 Calle Cobre, Placitas, NM   $498,000

5 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms/ 3200 Square Feet

An exquisite custom Placitas property on over 2 acres with stunning views and functional open floor plan and upgraded kitchen!

Contact the Sandi Pressley team for additional details! 

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Have a Perfect Valentine's Day in Albuquerque

by Sandi Pressley

Are you ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Albuquerque? If you’re looking for a unique way to spend this special day with your sweetheart, then you’re in luck.  There’s a number of events coming up on the 14th in Albuquerque that will make this a Valentine’s to remember!

Albuquerque Latin Valentine Love Fest
National Hispanic Cultural Center

Dance the night away with your loved one to the sounds of a live 3-piece ensemble and salsa by Ivon Ulibarri & Cafe Mocha.  There’s also going to be dance performances, drinks, and desserts to complete this exciting Valentine’s celebration.

Canvas & Coffee Class: Valentine Date Night
ABQ Canvas and Coffee

Here’s unique way to spend the evening together, while each of you paint white wine and red wine on separate canvases.  Then delight in a light supper and amazing desserts provided by Mtuccis Italian Market.

Corks & Candles
St. Clair Winery & Bistro

Come to the St. Clair Winery & Bistro for Valentine’s specials.  Culinary delights such as Steak Manhattan Oscar style with Potatoes Gratin and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries will be the perfect addition to this romantic day.

Make it a Valentine’s day to remember in Albuquerque! And check back on our blog every week for more great things to do in Albuquerque.


3813 Tierra Vista Place NE, Rio Rancho, NM   $359,000

4 Bedrooms/ 3 1/2 Bathrooms/ 3420 Square Feet

A spacious, meticulously maintained home featuring agrand entry with soaring ceilings and dramatic curved iron spindles staircase and 3-car garage!

Contact the Sandi Pressley team for additional details! 

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Enroll Your Children in the Top Schools in Albuquerque

by Sandi Pressley

Do you have children in high school and are planning to buy a home in Albuquerque soon? Then you no doubt want to find the best high schools to enroll your children.  U.S. News and World Report compiles a list of the best schools in each state.  They use 4 steps to grade each school.  The criteria is that students perform better than expected in their state, disadvantaged students perform better than state average, graduation rates meet or exceed a national standard, and students are prepared for college-level coursework.

Here are the top 4 high schools in Albuquerque according to this list. These schools also ranked in the top 20 list for the entire state of New Mexico.

La Cueva High

La Cueva High is rated #1 in the Albuquerque Public School District and ranked #6 in the state of New Mexico. Students have the option to take Advanced Placement courses.

Early College Academy

Early College Academy is ranked #7 in the state.  34% of students in this school take AP course work.

Eldorado High

Ranked #10 in New Mexico, students at Eldorado have a 34% participation rate in AP courses.

Cibola High

Cibola High received a ranking of 13th in the state of New Mexico, with a 33% participation rate in AP courses.

See the full list of top schools in Albuquerque.


11608 ZINFANDEL Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM   $1,500,000

4 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms/ 6600 Square Feet

An extraordinary custom Euopean Villa located in the very desirable Sauvignon Gated Community, complete with golf course and amazing mountain views!

Contact the Sandi Pressley team for additional details! 

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