Testimonials from Real Estate Professionals

“I have known Kay Jones for over 17 years and in that time we have grown with each other in our own lives. To this day, I consider her a close friend, and always will. If I had to say a few words about Kay they would be honest, fair, truthful, caring, loving, and mostly a soul with a deep spirit and love of life.”

Philip Meek, Chapman Realty

“Tish F. Trujillo’s expertise, sharp attention to detail, superior work ethic and seamless professionalism ensure that every transaction moves smoothly and solidly toward closing. We trust her absolutely to keep title work on course, to communicate regularly and to find solutions to any issue that surfaces. In closings, Tish is unflappable, dispatching any glitch with grace, intelligence and professional aplomb.”

– Malissa Kullberg, Associate Broker, Barker Realty

“Cassandra Vigil-Mondragon always responds promptly and thoroughly no matter what title question comes up that I need help with. I appreciate her good nature and willingness to give attention to any and all issues. At closings, she puts the client at ease and goes through all the documents answering any and all questions that come up. Of the choices available in Rio Arriba County, Cassandra is my Number One choice for every transaction.”

Sandra Wright Page, Associate Broker, Keller Williams North Valley

“Since being introduced to Maria Salazar by a loan originator several years back I have had numerous occasions to use her as the closing officer on multiple transactions.  Maria has been quick to respond to questions from both myself and my clients. Her years of experience in the title world come across in her knowledge of the process and her calm demeanor during the closing process.  Her ability to help make the home buying and selling progression a much smoother transaction is only one of the reasons I will continue to recommend her to my clients.”

– Victoria Murphy, Santa Fe Properties, 2013 President Santa Fe Association of Realtors

“Carla Pogemiller has successfully closed real estate transactions for me for over 15 years. Carla has been able to assist my buyers and sellers outside of the typical eight to five o’clock business hours, by meeting with them at times which suited their schedules. Carla’s knowledge of the title industry is exceptional and her experience has facilitated numerous transactions through the years I have worked with her. Moreover, I have numerous repeat clients who requested that their transactions be handled by Carla; having previously been impressed by her expertise. I am personally grateful for her communication skills and her ability to provide professional service to all involved. I strongly recommend Carla Pogemiller.”

Gary Wallace, Santa Fe Properties

“Responsive, responsible, gracious and kind, Jared Martinez understands the nature and importance of excellent customer service. He has impressed us with his initiative, tenacity and professionalism. An excellent asset to Tish Trujillo’s team.”

– Joshua Maes, Associate Broker, Barker Realty

“We’ve worked with Tish F. Trujillo since 2004 and find her to be efficient, communicative and skilled at customizing each deal based on the customer’s needs and preferences. Her drive and commitment to getting all the details right is unparalleled. Tish is lovely to work with and we value her role in every deal we’ve collaborated on.”

 – S. Mark Banham and Philip A. Ross III, Banham Ross Group

“I would like to express my appreciation for the wonderful service I receive from Kay Jones. Because of her knowledge, Kay is always able to give the right answer or find it if she doesn’t already know. She cares so much about our mutual clients that she makes herself available to our clients at their convenience and with their time constraints. She coordinates all parties involved and keeps us informed, updated and on time for a successful closing. She is just the best in her field.”

Denise DeValle, Varela Real Estate

“Cassandra is a very professional and helpful person. She always puts the needs of others before herself! When Cassandra comes to the Clerk’s office in Española she always has a smile and is in a good mood. Every time we have any questions or need any help Cassandra always gives a prompt and professional response. Our staff in the Clerk’s office has truly enjoyed working with Cassandra and look forward to continue working with her for many more years. She is a great asset to Southwestern Title.”

Jeremy Maestas, Rio Arriba County Clerk’s Office

“For nearly twenty years, I have had the pleasure of working with Carla Pogemiller in over forty closings. Always the professional she has guided both sides of the table through the ever challenging task of real estate transactions, balancing her efficiency and experience with a calm, reassuring demeanor. Over this time, I have come to rely on Carla’s skills and count her as a trusted friend and look forward to working together in the years to come”

E. J. Jennings, Builder

“Maria Salazar is honest, trustworthy, organized and gets the job done in a timely manner.  I’ve enjoyed her professionalism in working with her for the last 13 years.  I highly recommend her expertise in the title business.”

 – Rose Lopez-Brown, Associate Broker, Keller Williams

“Kay Jones is a professional in every aspect of title and escrow work. Her soft kind spirit removes much of the tension in the closing process. Her attention to detail allows the Realtor to focus on meeting the needs of the client. It is my desire to do as many closings as possible with Southwestern Title and Escrow because of Kay’s service record for me and my clients.”

Mark Williams, La Hacienda Real Estate

“Not only am I proud to be able to call Carla Pogemiller my close friend but someone I have enjoyed working with for the past 20 years. I have found Carla to always be thoroughly informed, prepared, and totally professional. I have always considered her a part of my team, insuring that the surveys we provide for her closings, meet the highest level of quality service. She is a true public servant.”

David E. Cooper, President, Sierra Land Surveying, Inc.

“I’ve worked with Kay Jones as my closing agent for many years and have found her always to be professional, honest, efficient, and a pleasure to do business with. I value her as both a professional and a friend.”

Cecile Garner, Premier Properties of NM, Inc.

Testimonials from Lenders

“In the years I have had the pleasure of working with John Fox, I have found him to be committed to Santa Fe and its business community. John and his entire staff at Southwestern Title & Escrow make it a priority to work with people to find solutions and get deals closed and it is a pleasure to bring my business to them.”

– Leslie J. Medina, Home Buyers Mortgage

“I appreciate the job that Kay does for us here at the bank. She is always quick to return our phone calls and is extremely friendly and professional. She approaches everything with a common sense down to earth attitude which I find quite easy to work with. She brings sense of humor as well. It is delightful to partner with her.”

Tammy Blea, Mortgage Loan Officer, New Mexico Bank and Trust

“Carla Pogemiller of Southwestern Title & Escrow has added so much value to the service I provide to my clients. To me the most important part of the transaction is the closing. I always make it a point to attend my closings and celebrate our success. The new video closing keeps everyone on track and the closing a much smoother process! Kudos to Carla and the Southwestern Title & Escrow team!”

Sandra Claymore, Mortgage Banker, Bank of Albuquerque, Santa Fe Branch