We had visited Santa Fe a few times in the last couple of years and decided that is where we wanted to purchase a vacation home. With some hesitation on the thought of having to look at 1000’s of homes, I found one on-line that was of some interest to me and sent a quick email to the agent, Michael. Little did we know that Michael would not only call us and send us a couple of emails about what we were looking for with some choices, he was quick to adjust to the change of some criteria after I realized that my husband’s expectations did not necessarily include close or immediate access to the Plaza area but could be within walking distance or even short driving distance. Michael’s admiration for the city of Santa Fe, along with his dedication and passion for finding us the right home is evidence of his professionalism and attention to the details. We also got to know a little bit about Michael and his strong devotion and love for his family along with his love of music. Yes, we even had the pleasure of listening to him sing and play his guitar and show one of his Sunday listings. Once I provided Michael with that little bit of “critical” last minute change of information, he immediately had choices for us to look at. The first showing which he thought met all of our criteria ended up being the choice, hands down. Michael’s intuitiveness was natural and showed us his desire to get us the place that was right for us. Santa Fe is lucky to have such a professional – Thanks!
Woody and Connie Brown5-21-2010
Whoever reads this please note that Michael is Leslie’s and my realtor. I have had many real estate dealings in my life. We live in LA and have decided to relocate one day to Santa Fe. Utilizing Michael’s expertise and dedication we purchased a fantastic home and with a great deal through Michael’s services as our realtor. We did it from LA. He has done everything except pay for it. It is because of professionals such as Michael and his devotion, care, competence and professionalism that we bought our home and because of people such as he we are looking forwards to our coming years in Santa Fe.
Marty Barab and Leslie Miller
Michael flawlessly and professionally managed the following for us:
- As listing agent sold our property in Sierra Del Norte.
- We “had” to go to Hawaii. Michael supervised the movers and got us out of the house in time for the closing while we were away.
- He successfully negotiated the deal on our new house including allowing us to move in before closing just prior to our trip to Germany so that we were able to vacate our rental and return to our beautiful new home.
- Both closings were flawless.
- Icing on the cake: He sold our vacant land in a very difficult market. Michael and his family are dear friends.
Tom and Heidi Tilton 07/15/2009 9 Vista De La Vida, Santa Fe, Nm 87506 505 984-1215
“Michael is awesome! His networking skills are unsurpassed. He always returns phone calls promptly– eager to know what he can do for you. Michael offers services and references before and long after any sale is made. He’s an extraordinary person who goes the extra mile and more. His positive attitude is contagious.”
Jo-Lynne Worley & Joanie Shoemaker
Worley Shoemaker Management, LLC
I just wanted to say how much I appreciated your efforts selling my lot in Sierra del Norte. Despite the fact that there were many seeming limitations on the land; drainage and utility easements, setbacks and FEMA flood plain restrictions; you had buyers standing in line. Your patients and optimism, not to mention your marketing skills and attention to detail was what it took to find a buyer who finally saw the lands potential.
I would not hesitate to recommend your services and I hope that we may do more business in the future.
Michael Henry, Architect
I first came in contact with Michael when we secured a house loan from Wells Fargo bank. He was referred by Joni Schukar (along with another realtor). From our first meeting, Michael has been tremendously professional, knowledgeable, and personable. He worked with us very closely and listened very carefully to our desires in terms of a home purchase. I work with the Government and I have moved frequently and dealt with realtors in both buying and selling other houses. I find that Michael is by far the best Realtor I have worked with in buying/selling homes. He searched diligently and found a house for us with all the requirements we needed within an acceptable price range. We then purchased the house.
It has been my experience that once you buy a house, you don´t hear from the realtor again. Michael is the rare exception. After we had bought the house, he has stayed in touch and sent us helpful information about housing and other areas of interest that may be helpful to home owners. I am now in the process of selling my house. I am using Michael as my broker. He continues to be professional, knowledgeable, and helpful to me and my wife. I feel comfortable that he is doing absolutely everything possible (including open houses, internet advertising, a very professional brochure of the house, and open houses with other realtors ? including catering) to help me sell my house.
In my opinion, it is rare to find a professional of the caliber of Michael Umphrey. I have recommended him to many of the people I work with when they are in the need of a Realtor and I would recommend him without reservation to anyone in the need of an outstanding realtor/broker.
Deputy State Director for Minerals
Bureau of Land Management
Santa Fe, New Mexico
I wanted to thank you for the very professional job you did handling and selling my property and for being so caring and supportive. You are an excellent, integrity filled executive in Real Estate and I am proud of the hard work you have done and your dedication to your commitment to helping others. Thank you!
Michael Umphrey dealt with the purchase of our new home and sale of our old in an efficient, as well as calm and friendly manner. Very important to us, he was available virtually 24/7, and made our two transactions easy. After the closing he continues to assist us whenever we need him. Michael is a great guy – we recommend him.
Cynthia and Paul Pedota
At the suggestion of my closest friend I asked Michael to be my Realtor. I found Michael to be very wise about the housing market. Early on Michael gave me a price range for selling my house in downtown Santa Fe. Had I listened to him it would have sold much more quickly. Michael never failed to offer his assistance to me in whatever way I needed and always came through for me even to the extent of helping to pack the POD with the movers since I was out of town. He is not only a fine Realtor but a person of extreme value. I would recommend him highly and without reservation.