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Kara Schug

Kara Schug

Kara has been a licensed New Mexico Real Estate Broker since 2003. She holds the Certified Luxury Home Market Specialist (CLHMS) designation, iBuyer, and E-Pro certification, and is a member of the Keller Williams Realty Luxury International Division. She is also a Past Chair and current member of the Leap Committee at GAAR. Since 2012, Kara has been in the top 5% of all producing Realtors in the Southwest MLS.  Kara was also awarded the “Hall of Fame” designation for earnings in excess of $1 million.  She is also the Team Lead for Casa Dream Team.  Kara has the resources, reputation, relationships, and know-how to help her clients achieve their real estate goals and make the process as stress-free as possible.  With the Keller Williams tools and systems, it makes for a one, two knock out!

Born in Pennsylvania, Kara moved to Texas at the age of 4.  After moving nine times in six years, she moved to New Mexico in 1998, where she has been ever since.  After owning a RE/MAX brokerage for 8 years, Kara learned the art of negotiation and the value of relationships. Being a leading top producer, Kara prides herself on being able to provide her clients with the most up-to-date information on buying, selling, financing, investing, and flipping in the state of today’s market.  She loves the people she gets to meet.  Kara works almost 100% by referral.   Her success in Real Estate is arguably based on her dedication to building and maintaining relationships, as well as her ability to cater and adapt to all of her client’s Real Estate needs, by creating a personalized approach for each of her clients.

The Real Estate industry has been a blessing to Kara.  She takes great joy in helping raise the level of professionalism in her industry.She gives back by teaching required Continuing Education courses and coaching other Realtors to help them meet their goals.

Outside of Real Estate, Kara enjoys traveling with the love of her life, spending time with her five grandchildren, working out, learning, playing the drums, hiking, and cooking.

If you have any Real Estate questions, please contact Kara at kara@karaschug.com or 505-264-3005.

Kara Schug

Kara Schug

Kelly Chau

Kelly Chau was born and raised in the coastal city of Nha Trang, Vietnam and moved to Singapore for her studies. She comes from a background of 8 years in real estate development and brings business development and investment to bear when working with her real estate clients. Kelly attended TMC Academy – University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate in Singapore and earned an International Business Degree, and her skills in real estate give her a unique insight into how to bargain, protect clients, find the best deals, and market properties.

Kelly entered the Real Estate world in order to be her own boss, share good experiences while working with a Realtor, provide better for her family, meet new people, and help people accomplish homeownership.

Kelly is married and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband and kid, she spends her free time cooking Asian food, gardening and hiking with families and friends.

If you have any Real Estate questions, please contact Kelly at kellychau@kw.com or 505-737-9421.

Kelly Chau

Eleanor Hutt

Loan Originator

Your East Mountain Specialist

NMLS #470211
6753 Academy Road NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
O: 505.219.3249 M: 505.463.6742
F: 505.214.5613
Email: EHutt@WaterstoneMortgage.com
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Eleanor Hutt

I know that buying your dream home or refinancing your existing mortgage loan doesn’t have to be complicated. I pride myself on making the financing of your home as easy as possible.

In 1980 I started in Real Estate in California, working in commercial real estate for about 15 years, before moving to residential lending here in New Mexico. My extensive experience as a Loan Officer and knowledge of the industry allows me to tailor each loan to meet the specific needs of my client. Everyone’s story is different, so no one loan will fit everyone’s needs.

My job is to find that perfect fit. I am dedicated to making the process a positive and rewarding experience for you. I welcome the opportunity to earn your business and your trust. I will be there to help you through the entire process – from start to finish – every step of the way.

Eleanor Hutt

Loan Originator

Your East Mountain Specialist

NMLS #470211
6753 Academy Road NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
O: 505.219.3249 M: 505.463.6742
F: 505.214.5613
Email: EHutt@WaterstoneMortgage.com
VISIT WEBSITE

Eleanor Hutt

Loan Originator

Kristen Werntz

Kristen is the Director of Operations for Casa Dream Team.  Kristen first became introduced into the real estate world after working in a law office specializing in real estate and contracts.  She has since graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s in Criminology and a Master’s in Business Administration with a Finance concentration.

Kristen Werntz

Director of Operations, Realtor

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Testimonials

Within 24 hours of listing our home for sale, Casa Dream Team initiated an aggressive marketing plan. The marketing plan included a complete media package with a 3D virtual tour, still photography and exterior drone shots that were excellent. Marketing also included a house viewing by a group of real estate professionals, an Open House for the public, as well as traditional multiple listing services. As a result of this "fast start", our house sold in 16 days! Following the sale of our home, Casa Dream Team guided us through the complex process of inspections, documents and everything required to close the transaction in a timely fashion. Casa Dream Team is highly recommended!

Michael Morris

Casa Dream Team was such a pleasure to work with! They marketed my property in several different venues which helped traffic a lot. My home was sold more quickly than others in the area, and for close to list price. In this tough market, I would highly recommend Casa Dream Team if you are looking for a knowledgeable, hard working and very honest agent.

Tim Fox

Casa Dream Team was so wonderful to work with!!! This was an extremely stressful time for me, and they treated me with the utmost respect, was more than attentive to me and my needs, and just handled everything for me. I recommend them to anyone and everyone.

Deana Lundy

The Casa Dream Team sold my home in just a few days! They came in and staged it so that potential buyer's could see it as a home instead of just an empty house. They kept in touch through the whole process and made every effort to keep me involved even after the sale had closed. Kind and thoughtful and considerate from beginning to the end. If I get to move back someday, I'll definitely start with them.

Kathy Phillips

Casa Dream Team Realtors are ONE OF A KIND. They are compassionate about what they do. They are honest, ethical and work very hard as a team to help you get through the home Buying and Selling process SMOOTHLY. Not to mention that each team member has an enormous amount of experience and really knows their business. I would highly recommend them!

Amy Long

Casa Dream Team is in one word -- OUTSTANDING. They are super responsive and makes you feel as if you are their only client. They went above and beyond the call and definitely exceeded expectations. Their knowledge of the area and wonderful, warm personalities made it a joy to look for a new home. I HIGHLY recommend Casa Dream Team! They helped us find the PERFECT home for us!

Rob and Amy Adelman

They definitely know what to do to sell a house! I had listed my home with another agent previously, and had no success. But Casa Dream Team was able to sell my house quickly due to their expert knowledge! I would never use a different realtor.

Brooke Moon

I've dealt with Casa Dream Team in the buying process of two homes now over the past several years. They know their trade inside and out, have great resources (for financial assistance, loans, etc.) and are extremely responsive and may I add... exceptionally understanding when things get over the top emotional. Buying a home is a very emotional experience - at least it was for me - and they are the epitome of patience! I would not hesitate to recommend Casa Dream Team to assist anyone in their home purchase from start to finish.

Jan St. Germain

Casa Dream Team sold our house for us after we had moved out of state. They went above and beyond their normal duties to help us move through the process and we were extremely grateful to know someone was looking out for us and our home even though we were no longer there. They are honest and trustworthy and we are so thankful for them!

Tim and Cara Fraser