Testimonials for the Neil Lyon Group

“We had very high expectations for the Neil Lyon Group, and they did not disappoint. The entire team dazzled us with the wisdom, insight, practical experience and efficiency despite a high client load, exceeding our expectations at every turn.

Team Lyon added great value even in places where we had no expectations of their doing so. However their counsel on pricing and price negotiation, on both the buy and sell sides, was spot on, absolutely invaluable, and completely successful. We couldn’t have asked for more. Their ethics and interpersonal skills, and their unflappable way of handling tough situations was both calming and effective. Whatever is higher than an A+ is how we’d rate them. – Mary and Russ Roberts

“Having never bought land before, we did not know what to expect when starting the process, and were a little nervous. Fortunately for us, Neil immediately responded back to our initial inquiries, which quickly helped us begin to relax. When we began having face-to-face meetings with Neil, including viewing lots, his professionalism and approachability made for a fun and enjoyable experience-which we had not initially expected! We learned a lot from Neil’s expertise, and, with his guidance, we were soon able to choose the perfect lot for us. With Roberta’s help during the times when Neil was out of town, we closed quickly and successfully and are now planning on building our dream retirement home. We could not have asked for a better team to work with. We highly recommend Neil and his team to anyone interested in a lot or home purchase.

Sincerely, – Barbara and John Musgrave

“Dear Neil,
We could hardly have been anything other than pleased with the level of service and result of your firm’s marketing of our property in Santa Fe. Right from the start we were very impressed with your and Roberta’s straightforward and honest approach to selling our house. It’s so important that a seller trust his agent and not once did we feel that your advice was not directed to what was best for us. Many times you advised us to think seriously about whether we really wanted to sell. Once we had decided to go forward, you and the team were extremely efficient. The photographs and sale particulars were excellent and the presentation was first class.

The actual sale negotiations were very well handled by yourselves. At the start of the discussions you had promised, in so far as you could, a sale within 90 days – not only did we get that, but the real time elapsed was less than 45 days from start to finish. At all times, you and Roberta were available to offer considered and excellent advice. And the back up services which Cindy provided to an out of country seller were amazing. We simply could not have done it without her help and that of the Neil Lyon Group. So Carol and I have no hesitation in endorsing the service and recommending you to a prospective buyer/seller wholeheartedly. Thank you for making the sale process so painless and easy.

With our very best wishes, – Anthony and Carol Hawser

“We would like to convey our sincere satisfaction and appreciation of the services and friendship we received from Neil Lyon and his associates regarding the recent listing and sale of our property in Santa Fe. In every way, his advice and support was accurate, realistic, and instructive. During a very difficult market, we feel our home received the attention and professionalism that resulted in a sale that was timely and represented the best value. In addition, during the process we experienced a family emergency that severely limited our ability to participate in the process or even be in the Santa Fe area. Neil handled aspects of the sale that we feel went well beyond what could reasonably be expected from a listing agent and made our situation much more manageable. Without any reservation we recommend Neil to you.” – Mike and Lynnette Mallory

“When we decided in early June to leave Santa Fe, we put in place a high risk strategy of buying first and selling second. And in the challenging Santa Fe real estate market, the chance of being on the market for many days, weeks or months is quite high. We entered into a contract on June 24 to buy a home in Arizona.

When we first met with you on July 11, we outlined our selling strategy of being on the market in the shortest possible time. You pored over the many real estate listings that represented competition for our property. (Six dozen, as I remember.) We reviewed them with you and determined a selling price that would achieve our objectives. In the run up to listing the property, we agreed that a home inspection in advance of a listing would be beneficial. We dealt with a number of issues raised by our inspector. By the time we listed, the house was in impeccable shape.

The listing went live on MLS on August 8. We had a contract on August 12. Five days!!! I love it when a strategy comes together. Before and after, you and your team were extremely helpful. When I needed a contractor to deal with an item flagged by my inspector or by the buyers inspector, you knew who to turn to. When I didn’t get a rapid response, you picked up your iPhone and they responded immediately.

Your relationships with contractors, the buyers agent and the title company helped make the entire process surprisingly smooth. Also, Cindy’s help in arranging for a consignment store to pick up the furniture we weren’t taking with us was extremely helpful. And her recommendation on a moving company was perfect. They were the best we’ve ever dealt with.

Our profound thanks to the Neil Lyon Group for your professionalism, integrity and responsiveness.” – Kent and Evelyn Roberts

“I am so grateful to you for finding my new home…Your patience and advice are so welcome…Looking forward to our next closing…I appreciate you and your fab team!” – Alice Simkins

“Neil Lyon and his team are the consummate real estate professionals. From beginning to end, they know what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. Neil knows the market like the back of his hand. Pricing a home is a critical first step, and with Neil, your price will be spot on. If you need to polish up the home, inside and out, Neil has a list of highly qualified contractors he can recommend, who will get the job done right and on time. Neil’s people skills are fabulous, so you can be assured that your home will be well represented. His team is on every last detail. They always seem to be one step ahead. And on top of that, they are all the among the nicest individuals you’ll ever meet. During the process of selling our home, I was confident at all times that everything would come together with finesse and efficiency. Imagine that a worry free and pleasant real estate transaction. I give Neil Lyon and his team the highest possible recommendation. And again, thank you, Neil, Vanessa, and Michaelene! You guys are the BEST!” – Kendel Fesenmyer

“I had a great experience working with Neil, Vanessa, and Michaelene. They handled everything with great care, expertise, and professionalism. Neil offered expert guidance on the more technical aspects of pricing, strategy, negotiations, etc. while also ‘holding’ my hand through the process when needed. With their attention to detail and efficiency, Neil and his team made the experience as painless and positive as it could be, especially considering that I was living abroad during the whole process. Really fantastic — thank you!” — a very satisfied seller

“Neil Lyon has been my Realtor for many years, assisting in the purchase and sale of two homes. I cannot thank him enough for his guidance and expertise. He is a man of great integrity, compassion, and calm. Throughout the lengthy process that is buying or selling, Neil gave me support and confidence in the outcome. He taught me patience. Working with Neil, Vanessa, and Michaelene not only brought success, but was really a pleasure.” – Dianne Chalmers

“One day, during the lengthy time our home was on the market with Sotheby’s International Realty, Neil Lyon, our broker, said, “I’m looking forward to the time when I’m not your realtor and friend, but simply…your friend.” That time has arrived. Many years ago, I took the initial real estate course. It taught me that showing houses is “the tip of the iceberg” of an agent’s responsibilities. The real work starts when the real estate is in play, and continues through closing. We are so grateful for Neil’s wisdom, expertise, and thoughtfulness. We always felt that we were in secure, in caring hands. Additionally, it is comforting to know that Neil is still here; we would unhesitatingly choose him as our broker for our future real estate transactions, and would consider ourselves very fortunate.”– Helen and Richard Brandt

“We want to express our gratitude to you and especially Neil Lyon for your skill and personal interest which resulted in the sale of our Santa Fe home last month. It has been a pleasure all the way to work with you and observe the real estate knowledge and effective techniques which resulted in our successful outcome. We must also recognize Michaelene and Vanessa for their ready availability and judgement. We will recommend your company to all our friends and know your success will be ongoing.” – Zane and Mary Travis

“I would like to thank your team for doing such a great job marketing/selling Alma #2. All aspects of the process including pricing, photography, web site, feedback on showings and final transactions were carried out in a professional manner.” – Marlene & Darryl Fry

“Kathryn and I would like to thank you for your considerable efforts on our behalf in the purchase of our new home. Your advice and guidance were invaluable and your expertise was needed and timely. Most of all, however, we appreciated the responsiveness and ability to anticipate the inevitable issues that arose. We would like to be counted amongst those who would heartily recommend you and your team. We appreciated the efforts a great deal.” – Robert & Kathryn Clemens

“Our home sale experience with Neil Lyon and associates Vanessa and Michaelene was outstanding in every way. Particularly important was his careful, evidence-based assessment of the market in determining the initial asking price, followed by his advice on preparing the house for sale. At every stage the effort was characterized by a level of expertise, attention to detail, efficiency and professionalism that is all too uncommon these days. Selling a home is an arduous process. Ours went as well as we could have expected.” – Robert & Karolyn Eisenstein

“My husband and I sought the services of Neil Lyon based on a good friend’s recommendation for the purchase of our new home. Our friend did us a great service in this recommendation. Neil and his team were exceptionally professional, extremely well organized, and thoroughly knowledgeable of all aspects of purchasing a home in New Mexico. His assistant Vanessa was also highly instrumental in our transaction. Neil clearly has a winning team on staff. Should we have another need for buying real estate in the Santa Fe area we would definitely use the Neil Lyon Group again. I give very high marks to Neil and his staff and would recommend them myself without hesitation.”
– Paula Buhrdorf

“How lucky we were to connect with Neil Lyon when looking for a realtor to sell our Santa Fe home. Given market trends, we were expecting the process to take a year or longer but Neil had multiple buyers there every week, and wrapped up the whole process from listing, offer and final closing in four months! Neil is a pleasure to work with – good sense of humor most importantly, and also rock-solid knowledgeable of the Santa Fe market and New Mexico’s realty requirements. He also has a great team of people working with him. They aggressively marketed the house, guided us at each step, were very prompt in communications, and addressed every concern we had. Very happy clients!” – David Miller & Ruth Trimarchi

“All of our interactions with you, Vanessa and Michaelene were professional, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. With your vast personal marketing expertise, you helped me see that pricing the house at the $1,300,000 level was the right price—-even thought it was painful to hear since my investment in the property was almost that. However, you were right on target and the house was sold in 2 months!…..and we were able to move on, into our new, retired-in-California lives. And, during the time 1303 was being shown we were grateful for all the excellent feedback you provided about the prospective buyers and for working to minimize any inconvenience to us.” – Carole Ely and Bob Wickham

“We truly believe we would not be living in our dream home in Santa Fe without Neil Lyon. Neil knew what we were looking for and when a home with our exact specifications became available he immediately alerted us. At the time, we were in a remote area in northern Minnesota with limited phone and internet access and unable to personally view the property when it came on the market.  Neil immediately walked the property for us, took a detailed video of areas we wanted to preview and facilitated negotiations that resulted in a successful purchase offer. Throughout the negotiation, home inspection and escrow process, Neil demonstrated the utmost skill and professionalism in working with the selling agent and owners resulting in mutual trust among all parties, excellent timely issues resolution and a very positive and highly satisfactory experience. Because we live in California, we relied heavily on email and telephone communications throughout the purchase process. All communications were timely, detailed and proactive. Neil prepared us for each step. There were no surprises. Every interaction with Neil exceeded our expectation for customer service. When you work with Neil, you benefit from his incredible experience, his energy and his great enthusiasm for his clients.” – Steve & Marion Yerxa

“Finding you was the best possible way for us to complete the next chapter in our lives. You are a one hundred percent positive guy with energy and experience to understand what a client wants and needs. It was delightful working with you while selecting real estate in Santa Fe. We felt entirely secure as you managed the maze of paperwork, trouble spots, negotiations, and closing.Please extend our appreciation to your staff; each and every contact was pleasant and helped move us toward a successful closing. We have nothing but praise for all of you. The entire experience with Sotheby’s International Real Estate deserves high marks.” – Marian and Emil Liddell

“It was a pleasure to work with Neil Lyon and his team at Sotheby’s as my wife and I searched for and eventually found the perfect house for us in Santa Fe. Immediately upon meeting Neil, we felt comfortable and at ease. Neil knows Santa Fe! In addition to being knowledgeable, there are many other positive qualities that we think apply to Neil: helpful, patient (very important for us!), well-prepared, professional, and hard working to name a few. Neil and his team are excellent communicators—they always kept us informed about what was going on during the process and we always felt comfortable asking questions (we had lots of them!). Perhaps most important, we felt that we could trust Neil and his professional advice. By the time the entire process was completed, we felt we had gained a new friend. We were very pleased to have worked with Neil and recommend him highly.”
– Fred and Nancy Lutgens

“Your experience, judgment, and communication skills were evident in guiding our sale to completion. We thank you. To our friends in Las Campanas who asked us, “let us know, how your selection of Neil Lyon turns out?” We will only give you the very highest praise.” – Len & Cyndy Alaimo

“It is a great pleasure for me and Jane to write a letter of appreciation to you and your staff for the incredible experience we had with our home purchase in Las Campanas. It simply could not have gone better. A prior client of yours insisted that we contact you when we began our search for our house. He was correct in his recommendation and we are so pleased that we took his advice. From the beginning several months ago until the closing last Wednesday, everything went without a hitch. Through the years I have had the opportunity to buy and sell several homes and a number of commercial properties associated with my business. Never have I been as completely satisfied as I have been with all the aspects of our home purchase in Santa Fe. You started us off in the beginning in the right direction by helping us decide on a home in town or out of town, and you then followed up with finding us exactly what we wanted in Las Campanas. You anticipated all of our questions and had the answers readily available when asked. Your advice on dealing with the prior owner was incredibly valuable, and it is probably fair to say that the transaction would not have been completed without your involvement throughout. Please, feel free to have any prospective clients contact me or Jane personally and we would be more than happy to go into greater detail about your professionalism and genuine concern during our entire shopping and buying experience. Many thanks to you and your staff. We are indeed excited about our new home.” – Joe and Jane Kinsel

“Neil Lyon did an outstanding job as our selling agent. We had “complications” with the sale that rattled us. Neil calmly addressed each with an acumen that only comes from a seasoned professional. We were glad he was on our side.” – Cyndy & Len Alaimo

“Michael and I can’t thank you enough for all you did to sell our house. You and your team were diligent, not missing a single detail and very active in getting the job done. Most importantly everyone was compassionate and supportive as we worked through this process. It was a pleasure working with you and again, thank you for a job well done.” – Michael and Marjorie O’Reilly

“Anne & I wish to thank you for your successful sale of our lot in Las Campanas earlier this month. With your help we realized reasonable market value for a property which we no longer had reason to own. Your counsel on pricing and timing in a poor real estate market was most helpful. You found the most likely buyer for that property and moved efficiently to a close. Working with both you and your staff was a pleasure!”
– George Howard

“Thank you for helping us find our wonderful home here in Santa Fe and for the professional and competent manner in which you handled every detail of the process…We listed many specifications of our future home…we were impressed that you had memorized all we were hoping to find in a home…The communication between you and us was crucial and at all times seamless. You responded quickly. It was very reassuring to know that you were available, listening and there for us. Working with you was a pleasure. Your integrity and conscientiousness was of great importance in our purchasing a home and moving from Los Angeles where we resided for most of our lives. We were concerned that since you also were representing the seller there might be a conflict of interests. We know that you represented us fairly and also appreciate that you represented the seller fairly—a difficult path. You walked it well.”
– Barry and Jaqueline Panter

“This is to send the deepest thanks for all of your efforts in helping The Santa Fe Opera sell the Canyon Road properties. It has been a very lengthy process (as you know better than anyone!) and we truly appreciate your expertise and professionalism throughout. It was a pleasure to work with you and Sotheby’s International Realty.” Charles MacKay, General Director, The Santa Fe Opera

“WOW! It’s a word I have never used to describe any of the over one dozen real estate transactions I have been involved with. It seems appropriate to use this word to describe what you and your team have done for Suzanne and I. Your attention to detail, professionalism, excellent communication and sense of calm really helped in bringing about the best of all possible conclusions for both the buyer and the seller; a win-win outcome. We certainly had our share of potential bumps along the road to closing, (and like everything you were involved with) your hard work and creativity wouldn’t let anything spoil the possibility of making the deal. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your staff on the sale of our property. What’s even nicer for us is that you found a buyer who truly understood our property, its special features and that would love it as much as we did. Neil, your team has set a high bar with this transaction. I’m only sorry that our future real estate needs will be outside of your market area. It will be hard to find a “broker” that will meet the standards and deliver the way you have. Thanks again for making this transaction so straightforward, unemotional and yes, easy on us.” – Michael Braverman

“It is, indeed, our pleasure to send along a “highly recommend” message to you and Vanessa for your excellent service and attention to detail throughout the selling process for our Mariposa property. Your near instant communication and feedback on each showing, and especially your dedication to always being on-site during a showing, made us feel very secure and well represented. In this day and age of increasingly impersonal contact, you and Vanessa delivered, personally and professionally.”  – Mike and Chacha Thacker

“Neil Lyon and his wonderful staff have assisted us in three real estate transactions in recent years. We could not have been happier with our relationship. Through all of these transactions we felt very secure and treated in a timely and informative manner. He always had time to address our questions and we learned to respect his advice.” – Ray C. and Ella June Daily

“I consider it a tremendous blessing that I was referred to Neil Lyon for the purpose of selling my first home. Entering a difficult market and confronting many life challenges made the prospect seem so very daunting at the time. Neil and Vanessa made the process transparent, manageable, successful, and efficient. Neil even endeared himself to my 10 year old child and was the best possible advocate for our home as evidenced by his responsiveness, thoroughness, eminent professionalism, and connections throughout Santa Fe. We couldn’t feel better taken care of. Superlatives fail to adequately describe our experience; therefore, let me say that I am confident Neil and his team can nail jelly to the wall. Neil will be my first call and recommendation in all future real estate transactions.” –Amparo Juarez

“Neil Lyon has sold three properties for my family, the most recent being my home. He is in every way a top notch agent. Let me list the ways: knowledgeable, incisive, polite, determined (he never gives up), on time, businesslike, attention to detail, a pleasure to work with, a good listener, an excellent support staff, particularly associate Vanessa Rios y Valles.” – Tony Altermann

“When it came time to list our home in Santa Fe, a friend recommended Neil Lyon as “the best” so we added him to the list of real estate brokers to interview. The decision to hire him came very easily – there was no contest really. It was not the best time of year to list a house, the market conditions were not great and we needed to upgrade our heating system. Yet Neil was realistic and confident! Neil and his team did a superb job of marketing our home, were incredibly professional, and always gave the impression that we were the most important clients and ours the most important listing they had. He has an excellent understanding of market conditions and of our neighborhood; and he has a great reputation among former clients and other brokers. Neil inspired confidence and delivered results! The period from listing the home to closing on the sale was 7 months – quick for the market we entered – I was thrilled! In addition, Neil’s negotiating skill brought great results on the price. It was an emotional time, made so much easier by Neil’s thorough, professional and ethical approach. Not to mention his calm, easy demeanor and neverending good humor. The closing process was facilitated by Neil’s very capable assistant, Vanessa, who kept lists and never let anything fall through the cracks. I cannot recommend Neil Lyon highly enough – he was a great advocate for me and my home!”
– Nancy Brown

“We first heard of Neil Lyon from a bank officer, who described him as the “best realtor in Santa Fe”. Since then, Neil has sold two houses for us and we have no reason to doubt that judgment. Neil knows the market better than anyone else in town. He knows what will sell and what won’t, at what price. He also has a huge list of local business connections (an infinite Rolodex) to help stage, maintain, repair, or do whatever else the property needs to make it saleable. He can accomplish anything on the spur of the moment, even during the last crunch of closing. He and his team let nothing drop through the cracks, keep you informed, and are always accessible. And to top it all off, he and Vanessa are awfully nice people to work with.” – Chris and Carol Witze

“I wanted to thank you for all you did to help me through what has been a difficult experience. Your professionalism, attention to detail, and kindness turned an impossible situation into a successful transaction, and I am genuinely grateful for all that you did to make it happen. You are the best!” – Denise Fraker

“Just a quick note to thank you for your assistance with our recent home purchase. Your efficiency and professionalism made the whole process simple and stress-free. Your attention to the details, major and minor, made our part effortless.” – Renny and Maria Levy

“Thanks again for everything you did to sell our house in a challenging market. We never had to worry about anything when the property was being shown nor how the prospective buyers were accommodated. Communication and feedback were excellent. When it came to closing, your and Vanessa’s attention to detail meant a great deal to our peace of mind. It’s our pleasure to recommend the Neil Lyon Group to anyone wishing to buy or sell real estate in Santa Fe.” – Tom and Barbara Kimball

“I wanted to thank you and your team for the exceptional service you provided us in the sale of 964 Old Santa Fe Trail.  Facing a difficult market, we were looking for expert advice that we could trust when valuing our home.  From our very first meeting, you always conducted yourself with integrity, enthusiasm and professionalism.  We received insightful counsel from you on how to price and position our home to reflect its unique value in the Santa Fe market.  Once listed, your team kept us apprised of feedback from showings and market developments in a timely manner.  During negotiations and transaction execution, you provided sound advice and unwavering support.  As you know, we have bought and sold many times over the years and this was unquestionably the best service we have received.  We would be happy to discuss our experience with any of your clients.”
 – Matthew Pierce

“Neil and his most capable staff have a wonderful way balancing the demands of transitioning home ownership.  Long known as one of the most stressful of life’s events, they blended an outstanding collective expertise, pragmatism, raw enthusiasm, financial realism and even a pinch of humor when selling my home during challenging market conditions.  Their professionalism surpassed expectations, and every client is treated as if they are their only client, when in fact, they rank superlatively high among the top producers in Santa Fe’s overall sheer number of successful transactions.  Neil’s style meshes well with everyone; from busy non-local corporate executives to time-sensitive visitors to relaxed and speculative buyers and sellers, he’ll cull the market to fit your needs and never vice versa.  Call them and you’ll hear the difference.  Meet them and you’ll look no further.” – Carol Walters Hotubbee

“Now that the sale of our property in Las Campanas has been successfully completed. I want to express my admiration for the work that you and your organization accomplished. The sale involved difficult and complicated coordination and negotiations involving ourselves as sellers, the buyers, the mortgage holder, and various other agencies over a period of several months. In the past I have bought and sold a number of properties, dealing with other realtors. I have never before experienced the degree of professionalism and care that you and your associate, Vanessa Rios brought to the project. I do not believe that any other agent could have overcome the many obstacles that were encountered.” – Stuart W. Cramer

“It was our recent good fortune to employ Neil D. Lyon for the sale of our home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Using Neil provided the advantages needed to successfully complete the transaction. Unlike many other brokers, Neil is extremely professional, service oriented, and dedicated in helping to achieve our unique goals. His diligence and dedication, along with his skill and experience were invaluable. His guidance and advice was dependable, accurate, and thorough. He kept us informed on all activity. Any service he could provide was readily available to us. It was with his help that our sale became efficient and quickly productive. Neil was able to grasp our situation and assess what our true needs were in order to complete the sale. He gave his best advice as to what strategies to use in selling and looked out for our best interest. He is a well-informed agent with state of the art access to the industry. His availability at anytime and innovative way of doing business sets a standard for the real estate business. It was a pleasure to work with him and we highly recommend his service to anyone in the real estate market. We are confident that any seller, or buyer, he represents will have a smooth, efficient, and positive experience.” – Paul & Elissa Cahn

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to you and your team for the incredible job you did selling our home, and then finding us one that better suited our needs. You managed to sell our home in a depressed market, and then stuck with us through thick and thin helping us search for a new one under challenging circumstances. You, Evelyn and Vanessa were not only extremely professional and responsive, but also a genuine pleasure to be around. Neil, we so appreciated your optimism, perseverance and sense of humor during a long and daunting process. You kept us on the right track, sharing your wealth of knowledge, years of experience, and candid, but thoughtful opinions. We hope to live in our wonderful new home for many years, but rest assured, when the time comes for us to sell, we will be calling you, Neil. Many thanks again.” – Brian and Melanie Birk

“We had the easiest time imaginable with our recent condo purchase. Neil picked two, both of which we liked, and we purchased one of them. He thought of our needs before we were even aware of what should come next. Working with Neil is a delight. His suggestions were always pertinent. He made the process easy with step by step guidance up to and including the closing. We thoroughly enjoyed his company and wise suggestions. We will miss his daily cheerful participation in the process.” – Lysle and Dick Mockler

“In my view, you three are Santa Fe’s Dream Team of real estate. Your combined knowledge of both macro and micro economic indicators, marketing expertise, strategic product placement and highly effective presentations “got it done,” to use your phrase. The sum total of your credibility within and beyond the real estate community, your meticulous attention to detail and your can-do attitudes and actions equal success. You three as my Dream Team have my trust and respect. I already have and will continue to recommend you to anyone truly interested in accomplishing a real estate transaction.” – Janet Steinberg

“Neil Lyon was recommended to me as “the best realtor in Santa Fe” and while that might be hard to prove unless you tried them all, I assure you that Neil Lyon provides the highest professional service and support whether you are a nervous, catastrophe-expecting, condo-buyer like me, or a seasoned, experienced client (I have heard about some of those). Neil unfailingly returns calls and e mails, never loses track of what is going on in the transactions, has the contacts to get things done and patiently (very), takes care of a million details…all this and he is a genuinely nice person. I enthusiastically recommend him, Vanessa as well, and sincerely thank him for guiding us through the purchase of our condominium in Santa Fe last month. Could NOT have done it without him.” – Rosemary Mathews

“I would highly recommend Neil and his team, whom we enjoyed working with a great deal. You really could not ask for a more experienced, detail oriented set of professionals who know and understand the Santa Fe market extremely well. We also appreciated Neil’s extensive marketing on our behalf. Despite challenging market conditions, our home sold in less than eight months under the guidance and ‘can do’ attitude of The Neil Lyon Group. We will definitely contact Neil, Vanessa and Evelyn when we are ready to reenter the Santa Fe real estate market.” – Linda Chmar

“Our relationship began with the Neil Lyon Group as parents while educating our children at Santa Fe Preparatory School, and skiing together most weekends. The Neil Lyon Group (Neil, Evelyn, Vanessa) sold our home timely, pleasantly, flawlessly and in a totally professional manner. Neil Lyon is the erudite master of his calling. We remain the best of friends. Ski on.” – Bill & Annie Brown

“Neil Lyon and his team were one of the BEST recommendations my husband and I have ever received. In a space of only 5 months we conducted an international move, while pregnant with toddler in tow. We could not have done it as effortlessly as it occurred without the incredible support of Neil and Evelyn and Vanessa. Before our scouting visit to Santa Fe, we had a video chat with Neil to determine the best properties for our budget and those meeting our specifications. With dozens of homes on the market in our price range Neil was able to select only the homes that fit our criteria, so we didn’t spend time seeing properties that just wouldn’t work. We focused on 9 properties and fell in love with one. The home we loved was also listed by Neil, but that didn’t matter. He was professional and even handed – never did we feel that he worked more for the seller than for us or anyone else. He played fair on every front. Once the contract was accepted Neil’s team was “on it” keeping everyone on schedule – organizing inspections, helping with insurance, title, etc. You name it. He even went as far as to attend the inspections and subsequently set up meetings with contractors, making repeated on-site visits to the property. He made sure any and all doubts and concerns were addressed timely and professionally. Post closing Neil went the additional step of making us feel at home in our new town. He made introductions for us to certain aspects of the community which have also been great recommendations, he even included his own community service projects. Neil thinks holistically about the buyer and the seller and everyone’s needs. He tries as best he can to meet those needs to make his community a place that is vibrant, fun and productive. Again – THE BEST RECOMMENDATION we have ever had!! Thanks Neil, Evelyn and Vanessa!!” – Jordan and David Smith

“Ours was a long-distance move. Neil helped us find a wonderful home, arranged inspections and recommended an excellent lawyer for us within a week. Then after we went home to Illinois and the home had inspection and title issues, Neil and his team navigated all the complications for us seamlessly. They expertly followed up on every detail of the sale. Neil and his team are the best! We wouldn’t use anyone else in Santa Fe.” – Alison and Rick Reider

“I appreciate your office keeping me informed each time the house was shown and advising me of the responses. This continual and immediate feedback was most helpful when marketing decisions were to be made. Your office, especially Vanessa, was always there with timely information…..I never had to wonder what was happening with the casita and with the Santa Fe market. Your office e-mails were most informative and kept me “up to date”. This flow of information was most appreciated.” – Milton and Adele Ward

“Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. With you and your team, we just completed the largest, most complex, unimaginable, “once in a lifetime” real estate transaction of our lives. We could not, and would not have done this with anyone else other than you and your team. Period. Every, and we mean EVERY part of the transaction, was handled with the utmost professionalism, expertise, and most importantly to us, personal care. Our family, for generations to come is fortunate that the Neil Lyon Group represented us in acquiring this spectacular property. For any future real estate ventures in our lives, our first call will always be to Neil Lyon.” – Tom and Teresa Walsh

“Neil and his team provided great service in helping me sell our home in Santa Fe in a very difficult market. His professionalism, responsiveness and follow-through were outstanding. You can count on Neil for open and honest feedback, and good advice based on in-depth knowledge of both the local market and overall economic environment. It was a pleasure working with Neil and his team.” – Michael Pfitzmann

“We just wanted to thank you for the incredible job you did for us in these tough times. The sale of our unique property was a long time coming, but your team never lost interest or enthusiasm. We especially were thankful for the “human touch” you provided. Your advice on pricing and marketing was exactly what we needed, and your overall knowledge of the Santa Fe market made us confident that we would be getting the best deal possible. I know it is impossible to count the number of trips you made to show, inspect, and check on the condition of everything. This type of service was so important as we were not living on site. The sale itself went really quickly and with no problems due to your ability to communicate with all parties with honesty and trust on all sides.” – Vic and Shayna Selby Schepps/West Development Corp.

“Neil Lyon has been our thought partner for months, as well as our eyes and ears in the Santa Fe property market, while we were disentangling our lives from Los Angeles. His advice has always been sound, pragmatic and totally focused on our needs… which he has an uncanny ear and perceptiveness for. What a pleasure to work with a total professional who is completely reliable, responsive and wise, while also being a genuine human being, ready to support one in difficult decisions. We appreciate his patience and care for our well-being and his balanced, win-win negotiation style. We like having neighbors like him… and are directing several potential clients to him without hesitation.” – Agnes Mura and John Heinritz

“Neil and his team were instrumental in our ability to purchase the home we were looking for in Santa Fe. They went above and beyond the call of duty to make our purchase a successful one. Neil is a fair negotiator and a genuinely caring person, who looks out for his client’s best interests. His expertise and knowledge of the home buying process and connections in both the real estate industry, and Santa Fe in general, proved invaluable. Neil and his team made our relocation both successful and enjoyable. After our experience, we wouldn’t think of using anyone else.” – Bill & Susan Tice

“Ed and I have known since our first association with Neil that he is one of the best realtors (the best in my book) in Santa Fe. However, it wasn’t until this last transaction that I fully understood why. As anyone trying to sell a home knows, today is a tough market. Having Neil as our realtor was instrumental in making our sale a success. He was diligent in his attention to our transaction and did everything he possible could to make a deal happen – his follow up was truly outstanding. I can’t imagine using anyone else.”
– Sally Sprankle & Ed Wielage

“It has been a sincere pleasure working with you and your team on the selling of my home in Santa Fe. I want to congratulate you on bringing this sale to such a successful close, not only in a difficult market for large homes, but also in dealing with a complex set of circumstances which offered unusual challenges. I will be recommending your services to friends and family looking to buy in this area.” – Jack Sperling

“This was our 5th transaction with Neil and Vanessa in the past 6 years. Over time and variety of transactions Neil has gently educated on the whole process of buying and selling real estate. He has become a friend and a trusted confidante. Neil focuses on his clients’ interests and well being and really connects with people on a level that you just don’t see much anymore. When you work with Neil you get everything you need sometimes before you even know you need it!” – Daniel and Betsy Ronel

“Your outstanding and competent service is unsurpassed. You all did a superb job in not only making me feel special as a client, but as a person as well. Being a single woman and having the responsibility of selling a home was very worrisome to me. However, it wasn’t very long into our contract that I knew I was in good and comfortable hands. I really appreciated being put at ease. I also appreciated all your advice, and professionalism. You’re very good at what you do Neil, thank you again!” – Kery Wirth

“Our experience with Neil and his well-tuned team was superb. Neil’s commitment to communication and integrity was obvious throughout. We were informed and supported in every way imaginable. We would recommend him to buyers and sellers as one of the most thorough and informed real estate agents. It was a joy working with him both professionally and personally.” – Robert & Tina Denison

“My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our buying experience with the Neil Lyon Group. Neil made us feel like we were his only clients with his flexibility, patience and attention to detail. He helped us make an informed and educated decision and we had a lot of fun doing it. Thanks Neil!” – Cami Van Aken

“From the beginning of our search for a home in Santa Fe through the closing, Neil Lyon and his team were ultimate professionals. Neil was patient with us as we looked at houses and redefined our criteria. He was very knowledgeable about the market and the entire sales process, and was extremely attentive. We especially appreciated his professionalism and patience with our questions during the inspection and closing process. The entire process was painless and we are thrilled with our new home!” – Brent and Kelley Southwell

“Ella June and I were greatly impressed with the level of professional service you allowed us in representing us in our search and purchase of our Santa Fe townhouse…We always felt like we were in caring hands. We would recommend you without hesitation.” – Ray and Ella June Daily

“To any prospect home buyer or seller in Santa Fe, I would highly recommend the retaining of the Neil Lyon Group to assist you in your Santa Fe real estate process. Neil and his team provided invaluable assistance in selling my home. They demonstrated extraordinary professionalism and persistence in getting the job done. Their marketing methods are the most current, their willingness to be personally involved in every prospect and their feedback were much more than I had expected based on my prior experience with buying and selling properties. Getting my home sold in a difficult market environment would have been nearly impossible without the assistance of the Neil Lyon Group.” – Robert S. Oliver

“Although Renatha and I have real estate purchasing experience, we could not have been as proficient as we were without you. You are an expert in your field and on Santa Fe, and you possess the gracious professionalism that appeals to all–and especially to discerning, sophisticated clientele. No wonder you recieve the accolades you do, and that you were well recommended and are highly regarded.”
– Michael J. and Renatha G. Vernon

“Neil Lyon demonstrated to be the perfect real estate partner for our home shopping, buying and closing in Santa Fe for innumerable reasons, some of which are: Strategy: Neil quickly and sharply understood our buying needs, was sharply focused to the available homes that met our requirements and that represented excellent value. Patience: We tortured Neil for over three years, including several visits to Las Campanas, viewed over 60 homes including several re-visits to some … and never with a whimper nor sign of forced labor from Neil. Instead, Neil was always available, eager to engage, and enthusiastic. Process: Neil demonstrated extraordinary professionalism and business partnership in advising and guiding us through the negotiation and closing process. Humanity: Quite simply, Neil is an extraordinary individual to deal with on human terms, and not the robotic nor falsely engaged individuals often seen in real estate. Net: Neil was the ideal partner in the fullest sense of the word.” – Jose and Pat Aragon

“What a great experience having the Neil Lyon Group list and sell our home. Always professional, yet down-to-earth, understanding our concerns selling our home in a difficult market. We greatly appreciate the time and effort Neil spent with us, and will always recommend the Neil Lyon Group to our friends in the future.” – Rick and Billie Driscoll

“Neil I am so glad that I was refered to you in my search for a home in Santa Fe. You and your team were by far the best real estate professionals I have ever dealt with. The whole process seemed so effortless and “stress-free”. Thanks to all your work.” – Steve and Debbie Gray

“Neil Lyon and his team, Deborah and Vanessa, are plainly the best realtors you can find. Consummate professionals, highly competent, and market condition experts they work together in perfect unison creating an unmatched track record. They do all this with lightness and flare, respect and humor. I found them wise advisors with communication skills par excellence. I felt a part of a power-team accomplishing the unthinkable; selling my property in Santa Fe in a relatively short period of time to the best possible buyers in the depressed market morass of 2009. The only thing that shadows the results is moving out of state and losing the opportunity to develop further friendship with them. Thank you Neil, Deborah and Vanessa. I am forever grateful.” – Runa Bouius

“John Paul and I have bought or sold three properties in Santa Fe with Neil and found that each transaction was handled with the utmost level of professionalism and attention to detail. He was also instrumental in putting us in touch with the builder whose style and personality suited us perfectly. Even in today’s challenging and unfavorable market his advice proved to be on target and enabled us to make the right decision. Neil would be our first choice if we were to need the services of a realtor in Santa Fe again. Many thanks Neil to you, Vanessa, and your entire team once again!” – John Paul & Judy Miller

“Mary Jane and I cannot thank you and your group enough for your support in the sale of our home in Santa Fe. Your sage, although unwelcome advice on the current state of the market and the reality of pricing homes for sale in this depressed buyers’ market brought clarity to our situation, and your assessment proved unerringly accurate.” – Freeman and Mary Jane Robinson

“Just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed working with you and Vanessa. I especially appreciated your responsiveness and attention to detail. It was awe inspiring!” – Realtor who worked with the buyer of one of our listed properties

“Neil has guided us through every aspect of selling multiple homes, he has made the process smooth, and extremely efficient every time. He was instrumental in selling our home in a time of crisis, and deep concern about the economy. As a Builder, we have relied on Neil’s sound knowledge in regard to the real estate market. Neil is professional, personable and knows the market inside and out. His entire staff treated us kindly and respectfully. Neil and his team has made the entire process of selling a home in today’s market as positive, and successful as it could be. It would be our pleasure to recommend Neil Lyon and Staff to everyone who is considering selling or buying a home.” – Phil & Freda Alarid

“Your knowledge, professionalism, patience, andkind help brightened our journey. Along the way we got more than a house, we got a friend.” – Marius and Liliana Stan

“We enjoyed working with you in the marketing and sale of our model home in Monte Sereno. Your team’s professionalism is outstanding. It was a pleasure to experience your attention to detail, consistent follow through, and timely communication throughout the process. You are excellent at being organized, staying ahead of the curve, and being proactive in the negotiations. Your experience shows and is much appreciated.” – Kurt Faust, Tierra Concepts, Inc.

“Your feel for the market and pricing advice was greatly appreciated and led to a sale that has benefited all parties involved. The escrow process went smoothly and concluded in a timely manner.” – Neil Grasso

“We’ve moved many times but never have we had a better ally in this difficult process than we did with Neil Lyon when we moved to Santa Fe. Neil and Vanessa are the absolute best. Of course they’re incredibly plugged in, experienced and highly competent about actually finding a house and getting the best deal on it. But what sets them apart from everyone else is that they’re holistic realtors: they don’t just treat the need for a house; they help in every way to make you feel at home. No detail was too small, no need not anticipated. Plus, it was a lot of fun, which I’ve seldom been able to say about moving. We can’t recommend them too highly.” – Bill and Andrea Broyles

“We felt every bit as good about Neil and his team the day of closing as we did the first time we sat down with him. Neil made certain representations to us when we began our relationship and followed through on every one. He and his team were knowledgeable, enthusiastic about the task at hand and acted as complete professionals from start to end. We couldn’t have asked for more and wouldn’t consider using anyone else in this area.” – Sally Sprankle

“This purchase had many challenges to it, specifically the long distance nature of the deal from New York to Santa Fe. Your diligence and attention to my concerns were especially met on this front and you had me feeling confident throughout the process.” – Jamie Compton

“This was our second purchase with Neil and he was no less stellar than the first time we worked with him. He went beyond the call of duty in every way. He made himself fully available to us at all times and he made the process simple and pain-free. There were some glitches in our second purchase and had Neil not been doing the deal it would have been a much more complicated situation.” – Elizabeth and Daniel Ronel

“The level of professionalism exhibited by you and your team throughout the marketing and sales process was exemplary. I will happily recommend your services to both buyers and sellers of homes in the Santa Fe market in the future. – Alan O. Austin

“Neil is a real pro. It was a pleasure to work with him. His experience and judgment were extremely useful. I have been involved in real estate investing all my life and have rarely dealt with anyone as competent as Neil.” – Paul E. Tierney, Jr.

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help on getting this sale through. You are a true professional, I appreciate all your effort.” – Patti Reuss

“Neil is the most thorough and knowledgeable broker I have ever worked with in my 30 plus years in buying and selling real estate.” – Lloyd & Reta Scherwinski

“Not only was the house sold very quickly and for a price that was fair both to the buyer and me, but also your management and oversight of the process could not have been more professional.” – Joe N. Prothro

“Thank you Neil and all of your staff for being so wonderful to work with. We absolutely love our new home!” – Patrick and Katrina Feldman

“It was indeed a pleasure to work with you and your staff on the recent sale of our property at Las Campanas. We were impressed with the speed at which the property was sold and very pleased with the final transaction. Everyone we dealt with in your office was very helpful and able to answer our questions. The final closing was faultless. It is not often you can say the final paperwork was even enjoyable.”
– C. Phillip Daspit, M.D.

“Neil was great! The property which I purchased was owned by a bank and the seller’s broker was indifferent at best…Neil had great patience and perseverance. Closing was a challenge. Neil kept his focus, and kept his optimism which we all needed.” – Jeffrey B. Kosberg

“Neil was the consummate professional throughout our search, selection and purchase process, and Sotheby’s provided the foundation to enable him to be the best.” – David & Patricia Link

“I recently completed the sale of my home in Santa Fe and cannot express enough the gratitude I feel toward the very professional work performed by Neil Lyon and his staff. It was a pleasure to work with him for he was very understanding of my situation and kept me well informed of his progress as well as customers’ feedback. Neil also made sure I was well notified ahead of each showing, which was certainly a convenience for me. Thanks to Neil for such Grade A work!” – Joyce Graham

“You and your capable team sold our home so quickly that we hardly had a chance to catch our breath…let alone experience all you could do if you had to pull out all the stops! Then you handled the ensuing negotiations between the buyer, his agent and us, with patience and tact, demonstrating your talent and knowledge. We were delighted to be able to say we completed the sale of our home and the move to our new home within four months, all the more amazing given our “off the radar” location. Hats Off!”
– Jules and Helen Cahn

“Neil Lyon is extremely helpful in selling residential property, but he also gave us valuable insight during the construction of our new home in Las Campanas as it relates to re-sale. We are very grateful to have Neil as our real estate agent for all our future housing needs in Santa Fe.” – John Paul and Judy Miller

“Before too much time passes we’d like to thank you for the impeccable job you did. Even though you were working for the seller, you made a positive impact on our overall experience. We appreciate all your hard work and we wish you success in all your endeavors.” – Recent buyers of one of Neil’s listed properties, who worked with another Realtor

“In 2004 we relocated to Santa Fe from New York. We were very nervous about finding just the right house for us. We met Neil and within seconds were put completely at ease by his personable, outgoing manner. His knowledge of the Santa Fe Real Estate market is unsurpassed. He is the only one of his kind out here, truly.” – Dr. and Mrs. Daniel N. Ronel

“We attribute their success to their aggressive marketing of the property…they did not just sit back and wait for something to happen via MLS. It was a unique property, and their willingness to spend both time and advertising expense was key to achieving a timely sale. We recommend them, without reservation, to anyone seeking to buy or sell real estate in the Santa Fe area.” – Chris and Carol Witze

“Neil Lyon was extremely thorough, efficient, and helpful and kept us informed. We were totally satisfied with his services and would recommend him to others.” – Rick Levin

“Thank you again for the professional job and timely work you did for us in selling our home. It was an emotional time for us and we needed someone to just get the job done. We also appreciated the care you took of our home while showing it, not to mention the attention to our cat and dog. They have both asked about you.” – Kyla and Roger Thompson

“It was a pleasure to work with Neil Lyon-he is a true professional!” – Kurt and Cynthia Fischer

“We so appreciate the hands on personal attention that you gave us. Selling a house can be a difficult time in ones life, but you made it a fun and pleasurable experience for both my husband and myself. As you know we tried other realtors and had very negative results. From the first day of meeting with you the differences were obvious.”
– Lucky and Bob Misrach

“Thank you for all your dedication in getting our house sold with the time limits imposed on us with this Maryland purchase. It was a pleasure to deal with you with such a friendly, thoughtful outlook, and the office personnel were so cooperative.”
– Carolyn and Bud Becker

“Thank you again for your professional and kind service as we purchased our home. You actually made the process enjoyable, both because of your efficient work and your pleasant personalities.” – Gary and Deanne Coles-Christensen

“Thank you Neil for making it all happen so quickly for us. Just the way we wanted it.” – Katrina and Patrick Feldman

“Thank you for such a thorough and successful marketing brokering campaign. You provided us with great exposure through your marketing efforts. Your extensive experience was responsible for getting this transaction closed.” – Mr. Ted P. Odmark

“We spent the New Year in Santa Fe and I continued to marvel at the lovely purchase we made. It is truly perfect for us. We appreciate all your input and guidance. I have never had a real estate person point out the positives and negatives of homes we looked at as you did. I felt I was really well informed and could make a wise choice.” – Diane Daspit

“Your sage opinions and valuable recommendations are much respected here. Your experience and straight arrow views have been of great value in decision-making for our real estate activities.” – Toni and Leon Fish

“It is rare to find such knowledge and experience in such personable and conscientious brokers.” – Dr. and Mrs.Edward H. Kleiner

“Within just a few weeks, he had determined what we wanted in a house or neighborhood, showed us several possibilities, and closed the sale on the house we love. During this time Neil was very efficient, knowledgeable and professional, all this enhanced by his wonderful sense of humor. Just as Neil was referred to us, we would not hesitate to do the same favor for someone else.”
– Carole Stott and Mick Fredrickson

“Over the years I have probably purchased more than twenty-five residential properties. I can honestly say that I have never enjoyed the ‘hunting’ process more or had the transaction handled more professionally.” – Mr. Norman Henley

“During the marketing of our home, you anticipated our needs, and your follow through was excellent. We appreciated your well thought recommendation on our asking price, and other aspects of marketing our house. We are both very glad we followed your advice and trusted you. We felt like we were your only client.” – Mr. Ed Welch

“Thank you for helping us sell our house. It was not an easy job. We thank you for your perseverance. Without it, we don’t think we would have been successful. When Chip and Leslie Livingston said you were the best broker in Santa Fe, they were right.” – Ted and Lisa Hallstrom

“Neil Lyon expeditiously sold our recent house. In the future I can not imagine using anyone else.” – A.G. Buzz Bainbridge

“Neil handled our listing and various home showings with consummate professionalism, following our wishes exactly. His counsel and advice concerning the various offers we received was excellent. We have purchased and sold many homes over the years and this transaction with Neil was easily the best experience we have ever had.” – Robert and Denise Ford

“There is no real estate professional in Santa Fe that exceeds the standards of service set by Neil Lyon.” – Vincent Braun

“In addition to his skills, knowledge, and experience, Neil Lyon has a great demeanor and wonderful sense of humor. He has the unique ability to remove some of the stress from a potentially stressful event. If we were ever to move back to the Santa Fe area, our first call would be to Mr. Neil Lyon to see if he would represent us again!” – Robert B. Wirth, M.D.

“Not only was Neil very correct in all business dealings with us, but we enjoyed working with him on a personal level. He always remained optimistic and provided a sense of humor in the many exchanges we had.” – Claude and Bette Saks

“From the moment we met, we both had confidence that we could trust your judgment, insight, and market knowledge. Only as time passed were we able to appreciate the total commitment of your effort, enthusiasm, energy—and friendship—to helping make the purchase and move to Santa Fe a very successful and pleasant endeavor.” – Kevin Twomey

“Neil’s technical knowledge, professionalism, and genuine support throughout the sales process was exemplary. He is refreshingly enthusiastic, forthright, smart, and honest—a wonderful blend of traits that make million dollar real estate deals fun. A real estate contract with Neil is a contract for success.” – Vickie and Dennis Saye (Saye Builders)

“Neil was involved with the entire aspect of my property’s sale. This included the listing, the property’s preparation for sale, the property management during my absence from the home, the marketing and publicity of the property, the showing of the property, and the sale and follow through of the sale. Neil demonstrated exceptional expertise in each of these phases.” – Steven R. Abram, M.D.

“Although our home was not in the upper price bracket of Santa Fe residential real estate, you treated it and us as if we were the highest level commission. Neil, you were always available to answer our questions, discuss strategy, and simply make us feel at ease in selling our biggest and most important asset. You are our broker of choice.”
– Richard and Annadru Lampert

“This is to thank you for skillfully guiding us through our recent real estate purchase. First, you were great!!! Your experience and market knowledge made it a fun, pleasurable experience. One more vote for the full-time real estate professional!”
– T.A. Ellwein

“We have never before had a real estate transaction require only two weeks from initial offer to closing, and the ease with which the parties came together was rather remarkable. To say that we would recommend your services to others would be a great understatement.”
– Lucia and Travis Freeman

“You believed in my real estate project and conveyed your confidence to my buyer—you can sell for me anytime.” – Audrey Kaplan

“Linda and I want to thank you for your terrific, patient and thorough advanced preparation work without which, we never would have landed the wonderful land we purchased in Las Campanas. We finally own a piece of heaven.” – Mark F. Miller, Hearst Magazines

“Just a note to tell you how pleased I was with how you handled the sale of my Las Campanas property. I can assure you, from personal experience, that this kind of professionalism and competence is all too uncommon in your business. It was a pleasure, and I would absolutely recommend you without question.”
– William D. Jordan

“I was very disappointed in the knowledge of certain Real Estate People in Santa Fe. After I contacted you everything went well. You handled the sale of our house and the purchase of a lot in a very professional and knowledgeable manner. This is the way we like to do business. Look forward to more transactions.” – Kurt Koehler

“Not only has Neil proven to be a good friend and a great source of information, but also somebody who has been a delight to work with in a professional matter, in the sale of our real estate. We received frequent updates, found no difficulty contacting Neil when we had concerns, and found him to be extremely reliable.”
– Brian D. Walker, M.D.

“The ease of the paperwork for the final sale surprised us. We know that the convenience was managed by you, and we were grateful. Since selling and buying a home are one of the biggest transactions that people do, the lack of stress and mounds of paperwork were greatly appreciated.” – Roger and Kyla Thompson

“We have been working with Neil Lyon and his team on both the purchase of our new home in Las Campanas and the sale of our present home at 101 Tano Norte – both in Santa Fe.  He and his team have not only been very professional in what they do but also are knowledgeable in the latest of real estate affairs, keeping up with conventions and workshops.  We also find them taking a personal interest on our behalf and would highly recommend them.”Martin and Arlena Markinson

12 days on the MLS.  7 showings.  Offer over list.  All we can say is “Wow”. Having purchased and sold many homes over the years, we’ve never experienced the level of professionalism and service that you and your team provided. We interviewed several top teams of brokers in the Santa Fe area, but your keen understanding of the market coupled with the service above and beyond the others made the Neil Lyon Group the only choice for us.  What makes the Neil Lyon Group so exceptional?  For one, the MatterPort 3D interactive videos of our listing gave prospective buyers an immersive experience prior to coming to view the property.  Secondly, teamwork is their secret weapon! Day and night, whenever we communicated to them, someone would reply (even while on vacation)!  Last but not least, this team had a knowledge of the business that far exceeded their competition.  Exceptional.  Professional.  Responsive.  What more can a seller ask for? They were the answer to our prayers!Alana Light and Lance Yamasaki

We are so thrilled with our new Santa Fe home! We can begin to thank you for the YEARS of amazing service you have provided us. Since we first began our Santa Fe home search several years ago until our closing this month on our dream house, you were kind, professional, and helpful beyond measure. You gave us your full and undivided attention every single time we were in town and wanted to look, and never once made us feel pressured to buy until we found the right thing. You listened to our wants and needs so well, almost intuitively knowing what we would like before we even knew. Thank you for sticking with us and working so diligently on our behalf. Your team made the contract process so easy and smooth and all have been just a delight to work with. Our thanks to all! – Caroline and Robert Schupbach

Neil was the listing agent on our home on Old Santa Fe Trail when we purchased it in 2012. Six years, one wedding, two sons, and one renovation later we found ourselves leaving Santa Fe for a job opportunity in the Pacific Northwest. The first person we called was Neil. His unwavering professionalism, confidence and deep connections in the community, along with his team’s laser focus and efficiency, made the process of selling our home a pleasure. Saying goodbye to a place with so much personal history is hard, but we truly could not have been in better hands. – Matt and Jen Hinsley

The sale was more challenging than anyone anticipated. Your persistence, positive attitude, calm under pressure, and strategic advise carried us through to an ultimate sale. Challenged by Mother Nature’s anger in Santa Fe, the “1,000 Year” rain deluge caused unforeseen issues that we had to correct. Through your efforts with us and with the Buyer, we were able to maintain the transaction and bring it to a close successfully. This required tact, guts and great working relationships which you displayed and we are most appreciative. Thank you. – Peter B. Frank and Leslie Shaw

Neil Lyon and his group managed the sale of our house at 978 Indian Ridge Road from the establishment of the price and listing in the summer of 2018 until the closing on December 12. He demonstrated great ability and attention to detail that reflected his years of experience. He kept us well informed throughout the process so we were able to make key decisions with confidence. This was particularly important because the house was under contract three days after listing and then the agreement fell apart because of unreasonable demands and changes demanded by the purchasers. He and his group overcame this loss of momentum and negotiated the final sale. His contacts were an important additional benefit. – Bill and Georgia Carson

Moll and I wish to thank you and your team for having orchestrated every facet of our home acquisition flawlessly. The attention to detail, the informative nature of your group, facilitating all aspects of the purchase void of burden to us, was unprecedented in every manner. We are appreciative and thankful for having made the association with your firm of true and distinct professionals in your arena. We assure you that The Neil Lyon Group will be highly recommended with respect to real estate in Santa Fe, New Mexico. – Moll and Dennis Yares

Just a brief note to thank you and your team for your help in finding a home for us in Santa Fe. Our requirements made the search much more difficult than usual and your knowledge of the market and of current offerings was absolutely central to our success. Your support through the purchase process was also exemplary. We enthusiastically recommend you and your firm to others.Dan L. Monroe and Catherine B. Wygant



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