About Kelly Taliaferro

(505) 270-5552

Hello and thank you for visiting! As a full time, full service residential real estate specialist, I look forward to helping you buy or sell your next home in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area.

I grew up in sunny Irvine, California. In high school and at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, I played soccer, ran cross country and track, and enjoyed the outdoors. Teaching science to middle & high school students, coaching soccer, leading a chemical reconnaissance platoon for the Army, and taking adolescents backpacking were a few of my first jobs before we moved from the New England area to Albuquerque. While living in New York City, I also earned my Masters in curriculum and teaching at Columbia University.


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My husband, Hank, and I moved to Albuquerque in 2002 where he completed his residency in emergency medicine at University of New Mexico Hospital. After Hank finished his residency we just couldn’t leave Albuquerque!

Our family now includes two rambunctious boys, two dogs, a cat, a snake and a dove. We enjoy camping, hunting, skiing, & bird watching throughout the Land of Enchantment. When I am not selling houses, you can find me coaching youth soccer, volunteering at the local elementary school, or running with our dogs in the foothills.

When we purchased our first home as newlyweds, I became curious about pursuing real estate as a profession. A year later, I had earned my real estate license and was busy helping others buy and sell their homes. Since 2004, I have sold hundreds of homes totaling to more than 50 million dollars of real estate.

Kelly & her dog Scout NiceI enjoy working with all sorts of buyers and sellers, but I especially enjoy helping buyers looking for their forever, dream home and those who are purchasing their very first home. As for sellers, I really love tackling the challenge of making your home appeal to the most buyers through staging strategies, targeted marketing and proper pricing. As an experienced real estate investor, I am happy to analyze the market ensure my clients are making well-informed financial choices too. I utilize the latest technology to set my listings apart and to help my buyers find the perfect home for the right price. Whether you are a buyer, seller or investor, my goal is to help you find the right space and maximize your return on investment.

Certified Residential SpecialistI take my real estate education seriously. Becoming a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) is the most difficult and thorough residential real estate designation. Only 3% of Realtors achieve CRS status. Compared to the average agent, CRS realtors have been in the business 3 times longer, have 3 times the number of annual transactions, and generate 3 times the gross sales.

I try to set myself apart from other Realtors through my education, experience and work ethic. Earning the CRS designation and opening my own brokerage, Lucky Dog Realty, are a testament to my commitment and love of real estate. I pride myself on providing professional and personal real estate services to all of my clients.

Member of Albuquerque Elite 25 RealtorsDuring 2013 & 2014 I sold many luxury properties and was invited to be a member of the Albuquerque Elite 25 Realtors. This is an exclusive group of seasoned, top producing realtors who specialize in marketing and selling the finest homes. To be invited to join Elite 25, a realtor must consistently list and sell these luxurious homes. I also became a New Mexico Select Featured Member in 2015. We are a group of top realtors with proven abilities to help people like you to buy & sell the state’s finest homes and ensure that all unfolds as smoothly as possible.

Please give me a call at (505) 270-5552. I would love to help you meet your real estate goals!

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Kelly’s Testimonials

Thank you so much for all you did in the sale of our home. Your professionalism, attention to detail, speedy response, and friendliness really put us at ease doing this from afar. We are so relieved and grateful to have sold our precious home and you made it happen — thank you! If you ever need a testimonial or reference we would love to praise you & recommend you to everyone buying or selling a home. We wish you the best!
— Luke & Nicole Kellett

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Just wanted to say Thank You for all your help in getting us into our new home. We have been enjoying our time here, so much so, that we still have lots of unpacking to do. We enjoy the neighborhood and have been spending quite a bit of time in Hyder Park. We really appreciate your drive in showing me a huge number of places in such a short amount of time, and working with us to complete the closing, again, in a short amount of time, while we were making our way across the country. Thanks again for all your work with us.
— Sincerely, The Bassetts, Chris, Lori, & Ayla

Thank you so much for everything you did for me in selling this house. You made the process so smooth. You answered all my questions and you were great. I really appreciate it.
— Monica Miller

Dick: Well we think Kelly has done a really good job for us. We have been down here over the course of 3 years and have seen probably every house in Corrales at least. She has been on the spot as far as showing up and getting information and we have enjoyed working with her. We’re almost sorry we found a house because now we won’t see Kelly anymore. Wendy: I totally agree. Anytime we asked her for more information, she was willing to go back to the house, take extra pictures for us, give us the layout of the house. She was always there. Very good.
— Dick & Wendy Strohmeyer

Thank you again for all your wonderful help and professional insight. The trust was very fortunate to have you working for us. You provided a huge service to me. I already feel better having the house sold!
— Anita

Thanks for all the help with purchasing & finding our first home. You went way beyond what we could have hoped for. Any referrals we can provide will be coming your way. Bless you and your family.
— Scott J.

testimonial-2b(300x205)Dear Kelly,
Thank you so much for all your help in finding us a home! You are so knowledgeable and I appreciate all the work you did for us. We’d recommend you to anyone looking for a home! Thank you also for the entertainment book and the baby bath supplies. I will be sending you photos in a few months!
— Thanks again, Amber J.

First of all, sorry this is so late. Normally, I hand make all of my cards, however, I have yet to locate them after a month! We LOVE our house and are busy making it a home. There is absolutely no way we would have survived the home buying process without you. Thank you for your kindness, patience and knowledge. We will definitely be referring you to future residents. Thanks again and happy holidays!
— Blayne & Tony Pedri

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