We are focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry. We listen carefully to understand your real estate goals and work hard to create solutions that make sense for you. Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, we have the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.

As is often said, real estate is about location, location, location. We have extensive knowledge of the Taos, NM area and can help you find the right home for you, or the right buyer for your home.

Christine Valvano
Qualifying Broker

Relocating to Taos, New Mexico can be a big step. I know, because I’ve done it. My husband Stephen Johnson and I moved to Taos in 1994, launching Salsa Realty in 1998. My experience with assisting buyers and sellers on the path to a rewarding real estate venture goes back much further, though. I’m a Queens, New York native and I raised my family on Long Island while also working 14 years as a successful real estate agent on the Island’s North Shore. The pace of life and scenery could not be more different, but my commitment to my client’s happiness and success has never changed. I invite you to join us in discovering northern New Mexico.


Stephen Johnson

I had grown accustomed to seeing little strips of sky and hardly ever a star to speak of. I was a Brooklyn guy, going full speed ahead in the rat race, mostly as a private investigator in NYC. In 1994 my wife, Christine Valvano, and I decided there had to be a better way to live. We dropped out of the rat race and dropped into Taos, justifiably known as The Soul of the Southwest. We founded Salsa Realty in 1998 and never looked back. We are gratified to have helped so many people searching for a more rewarding life satisfy their goals through buying or selling their real estate, whether it be a home, land, commercial property or second home. Over the past 20-plus years we have come to treasure all the scenic beauty, culture, people and history that make Taos home. We look forward to sharing it with you.


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Salsa Realty, Inc.: Property Experts in Taos, New Mexico!

The Soul of the Southwest – that’s Taos, New Mexico. Nestled at the base of the spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountains in north-central New Mexico, Taos has been a destination for centuries for those seeking scenic beauty, recreation, culture, and history.

Salsa Realty is the key to a lifestyle many think they can only dream about. Since 1998, the professionals at Salsa Realty have been meeting the needs of those buying or selling homes, second homes, land, commercial, and investment real estate.

There are many reasons Salsa Realty has been successful for so many years. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to be thriving in an area graced by the wild reaches of the Rio Grande River as it flows from its headwaters in southern Colorado, or within such easy access to four ski resorts, national forests, Taos Pueblo, hot springs, and nationally-known hiking and biking trails.

Professionals are being drawn to Taos by high speed fiber optic internet available to every home and business.  The communication infrastructure also connects a thriving community college, advanced elementary, secondary and charter schools, as well as a state-of-the-art medical facility in Holy Cross Hospital.

The experts at Salsa Realty not only have the latest marketing and mortgage programs, but also the history and background to make buying or selling the wide range of real estate options a rewarding experience…for your finances and for your lifestyle.

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