Ryan Maupin Reveals 3 Little-Known Truths About Los Alamos Real Estate

By Spencer Hulse Spencer Hulse has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on February 16, 2024

When investing your life’s savings in a home or preparing to part with your most valuable asset, you want to see the whole picture. Real estate agents who communicate sparingly or keep some hidden truths to themselves could do so at the expense of your wallet or a better home.

New Mexico has some of the most affordable properties in the United States. Amid its picturesque surroundings and charming culture, it can be easy to drop your guard. But be aware—the Land of Enchantment has some tricks you should be mindful of.

The only way to be fully informed is by finding an ethical, service-led Los Alamos realtor who puts you first. Ryan Maupin, the CEO of The Maupin Group at RE/MAX First, has built a leading real estate team on a foundation of honesty, integrity, and professionalism. His background is in rocket science, but he’s committed to ensuring your real estate journey is not.

“My team and I follow well-defined processes and checklists for every stage of the transaction to ensure successful, smooth closings,” Ryan says.

Before becoming a systems engineer, Ryan studied at MIT and Stanford, so he knows a thing or two about sharing knowledge. In his current role as a Realtor, that means clarifying some of the often overlooked realities about buying and selling real estate in New Mexico. Here are three things you might not have considered before searching for Los Alamos homes for sale:

1. Prices are private

If you’re considering parting ways with your home, you need to know what similar properties sell for in the area to price yours appropriately. Likewise, if you’re looking for Los Alamos homes for sale, you need to know a reasonable investment from a rip-off. Finding the facts without a professional by your side can be an uphill battle.

“In New Mexico, sale prices are not made public,” Ryan explains. “If you aren’t using a Los Alamos REALTOR®, you won’t have access to the market data.”

“Off-market and for sale by owner (FSBO) deals are routinely way underpriced,” he continues. “When selling your most valuable asset, make sure you hire a local real estate expert.”

While a standard Los Alamos REALTOR® will have access to regional listing prices, few can accurately advise you on how to increase your property’s value. Stemming from its CEO’s analytical background, The Maupin Group uses sales data to calculate the expected return on investment from repairs and renovations, reducing wasted expenditure, and optimizing your return.

2. Part-timers are prominent

We can all recognize the appeal of selling real estate as a flexible career option. But from a buyer or seller’s perspective, selecting a part-time agent means compromising expertise. And when your money or dream home is on the line, the last thing you want is a compromise.

“Make sure you hire a full-time REALTOR® with significant experience,” Ryan cautions. “In the past year, 49% of deals nationwide were completed by a REALTOR® with fewer than two transactions completed in the prior 12 months. Make sure your REALTOR® is established in the industry with a significant sales history to make sure they can expertly guide you through any issues that arise during your transaction.”

Ryan Maupin’s career in Los Alamos real estate only dates back five years, but his achievements tell a much more seasoned story. The CEO is a RE/MAX Hall of Fame member, and The Maupin Group is a serial RE/MAX Diamond Club Award winner, ranking top among small teams under the company’s banner in New Mexico.

3. Plenty play both parties

This final revelation could be the most shocking of all. In any other profession, even in different US property markets, representing two parties in a negotiation would be unthinkable. However, it’s prevalent in Ryan’s home state and a key consideration if you need a partner to aid your search for Los Alamos homes for sale.

“In New Mexico, ‘double-ending’ a transaction is not only legal but commonly practiced,” he reveals. “The only way to ensure your REALTOR® is working exclusively for your best interests is to require them to only work for you in your transaction, not the other party.”

Whether you’re buying, selling, or investing, seeking assurances from your REALTOR® that they exclusively advocate for you is vital. Miss the trick, and they could upsell you a property worth much less than they say or give away your home for below its value.

The Maupin Group employs a firm no double-ending policy and provides a Client Care Coordinator to double down on its customer-first ethos. In your property search, expect nothing less from a REALTOR® than total commitment to your goals. It’s the best way to enjoy everything Los Alamos real estate has to offer.

By Spencer Hulse Spencer Hulse has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Spencer Hulse is the Editorial Director at Grit Daily. He is responsible for overseeing other editors and writers, day-to-day operations, and covering breaking news.

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