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Taos Real Estate Expertise
Integrity and Efficiency

Why choose us over other Taos realtors?

Because our common-sense approach coupled with deep community roots in Taos, New Mexico, will help us work more efficiently, seamlessly, and successfully to help you either buy or sell a property here or elsewhere in northern New Mexico.

Whether you are first-time homebuyer, someone seeking a second home in the sun-dappled Land of Enchantment, or a seller looking for an accurate appraisal to move you and your home quickly — we know the people, the neighborhoods, the schools (having put a child through them), the market conditions, the zoning regulations, and much more.

In addition to possessing the inside knowledge, credentials, and professionalism, we have the drive to do the leg work.
  • As a standard business practice, we preview qualified homes as they become available and continually search for future trends within the industry, keeping you up-to-date with new listings as well as conditions as they evolve and impact the Taos real estate market.
  • We also use our connections throughout the mortgage industry to get you the best deals possible.
  • You’ll be our top priority in any real estate transaction.


For details, contact us at 575-776-8382,

Vaughn Dearing

Owner / Qualifying Broker

“I appreciate a Taos lifestyle that is both beneficial for business along with having time to enjoy a bounty of adventure, culture, and art.”

Qualifying broker/owner Vaughn Dearing is unique in the Taos, New Mexico, real estate market because he uses a pragmatic approach to helping his clients hone their focus. This translates into greater efficiency, sales, and bigger smiles all around.

His common-sense strategy and tactics have helped Dearing move properties nearly twice as quickly as other Taos real estate brokers.

A veteran realtor, Dearing first developed his method working for RE/MAX and One Source/GMAC real estate companies in the highly competitive San Diego, California, area. In 2005, after visiting family in Taos over several decades, he finally moved to scenic Arroyo Seco (in Taos County). He built his dream home there while digging deep into the unique challenges of buying and selling in Taos and elsewhere in the Land of Enchantment.

Like his clients, Vaughn is enthralled by northern New Mexico’s rugged beauty, distinctive architecture, unique mix of cultures, and big sky. He relishes the search for and sale of the surprisingly limited number of privately owned properties in the seemingly endless open spaces of the Taos Plateau and surrounding evergreen and aspen-dotted mountains. He also enjoys the challenge of skiing the black diamonds of nearby Taos Ski Valley, the hunt for collectable art at Santa Fe’s annual Indian Market, and more.

Because his work in Taos real estate is infinitely more interesting than other markets offering cookie-cutter properties, it energizes him and translates into successful transactions for everyone involved.

Dearing is a licensed New Mexico REALTOR® who holds National Association of Realtors, Accredited Buyer Representative, GREEN (advanced training in environmentally friendly and sustainable building practices through the National Association of Realtors), e-PRO® (training in social and digital marketing of properties), Resort and Second Home Property Specialist designations.