Contributors

Meet our expert Santa Fe Real Estate Consultants

Roger Carson

Roger Carson is a longtime Santa Fean and prominent local Realtor, currently President-Elect of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Roger moved to Santa Fe in 1988, originally interning at Merrill Lynch, under the guidance of C.T. Herman, but later finding Real Estate was a better fit for his diverse educational and work experience background. Roger is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS). Volunteering is one of Roger’s core values and he has served many organizations and boards over the years. Currently, Roger is a Docent for the Historic House and Studio at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on Upper Canyon Road. Roger’s hobbies include Fly-Fishing and Golfing with his lovely wife.

Melissa Pippin-Carson

Melissa has been a top producing Realtor since her very first year in the industry back in 2001. She is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a former President of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors (2017). Melissa is the Chief Operations Manager for the Carson & Carson team and is involved in every aspect of the business. Drawn to Santa Fe by the beauty of the snow covered piñon trees and the warmth of the people, she made Santa Fe her home in 1994. Melissa is a proud mother of two independently strong and creative daughters. Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys skiing, golfing, and yoga. Melissa, together with her husband Roger, have over 100 published articles on the Santa Fe real estate market.

Alan Ball

The writer is a 68 year-old young man engaged as an active REALTOR (associate broker) with Keller Williams, in real estate sales and management in the Santa Fe NM market area. My career has been in and around the real estate industry for more than 35 years, ranging from mortgage lending (interim, commercial, residential); residential property management and leasing; shopping center development and leasing; real estate sales; sales training; title insurance as an executive and an escrow officer; various management positions; consulting and other related activities. That plus a bunch of banking experience including our family-owned Bank of Santa Fe in the 1980s. Where has the time gone?

My background means you have my working knowledge of the entire transaction process at your disposal. That comes with honesty and no bullshit.