I enjoy the great outdoors; anything that puts me at any of the gorgeous mountain ranges New Mexico has to offer. My husband and I have summitted Wheeler Peak which is the highest peak in New Mexico and gone on many other excursions. I also enjoy golfing, cooking, and relaxing with friends.
My name is Valerie Burkett and I am a third generation New Mexican! I love Albuquerque and plan on raising my family here. I am happily married to my husband Zach of 5 years and we are expecting our first child in early February, 2009. Our love of animals has led us to adopt two dogs and two cats. After a five year career in retail management I attended the University of New Mexico for my bachelors degree in Psychology.
I have always been interested in real estate and have a few friends in the business. I have always kept up with the market and have even done some amateur "flipping" and loved it! I decided to follow my real estate interests and enrolled in the Dearborn School of Real Estate in 2007. After successfully completing my real estate licensing requirements I decided to find the best agency in town to work with.
I joined Century 21 Unica in 2007 and quickly realized that bar none, I work for the best! I know Albuquerque and I know the market. Through our ups and downs, I can help make your real estate goals a reality. From helping clients sell their homes withease to making the dream of home ownership come true; I handle each transaction with the utmost care and professionalism. Let me help you make your mark in Albuquerque!
I can assist you in the sale of many different types of real estate such as single family residential, condos, townhomes, manufactured homes, commercial spaces, and land.
Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Certified Residential Specialist, e-Pro, Internet Professional, Fine Homes and Estates Specialist, Graduate, REALTOR Institute, Green Designated, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender R.E. Specialist, REALTOR ASSOCIATE, National Assoc of REALTORS, Seniors Real Estate Specialist
AWARDS:2014 - Quality Service Producer,2012 - Masters Emerald,2012 - Quality Service Pinnacle Producer,2011 - Masters Emerald,2011 - Quality Service Producer,2010 - Quality Service Producer
PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS:Accredited Buyer Representative,Certified Distressed Property Expert,Certified Residential Specialist,e-Pro, Internet ProfessionalFine Homes and Estates SpecialistGraduate, REALTOR Institute
Other Awards & Recognition:
CRS - Certified Residential Special, CRI - Graduate Realtor Institute, ABR - Accredited Buyer's Agent, member of Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council, SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist, Member of the Women's Council of Realtors, Director 2007-2008 Board of Directors for the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors, Treasurer - New Mexico Chapter of the Council of Residential Specialists 2008-2009, Quality Service Award 2004-2006, Multi-million Dollar Producer 2001-2007, Office Top Producer 2002-2007
I work harder for my clients. A lot harder. I know that I've done my job when you refer me to your family, friends and neighbors. My only focus is your bottom line, your goals and your dreams. Buying or selling, I make it happen, I make it easy and I make it fun!
Residential Resale, Residential Investment, New Homes, New Construction, Fine Homes and Estates
A transplant to New Mexico by way of North Carolina, I am thrilled to
be calling Albuquerque home. A military veteran having served in Naval
Aviation and with a career in sales and marketing, I enjoy developing
and maintaining long-lasting business relationships. I am energized by
working with people in all age groups as well as with buyers and
sellers in various life stages from those purchasing their first home
to those looking to scale down. Both my wife and I are outdoor
enthusiasts and we enjoy and have a keen knowledge of outdoor
activities in the Albuquerque area. I look forward to the opportunity
to assist you in meeting your real estate needs.
Playing guitar and singing
Albuquerque Folk Festival manager
I love houses! Ever since I can remember, I've been involved in some way or another in real estate. Back in the late 70's I bought my first home. Fixed it up while I lived in it. A year later I sold it for a profit..and I was hooked! More recently I've designed the renovations on 16 homes and have been the Realtor on about 10 deals in just the last few months.
As a Realtor I pay close attention to every aspect. Whether I'm working with a buyer or a seller, I make sure every detail is covered. I'm good at marketing, negotiating, pricing, and liaising with all the different parties involved in a transaction. Youwill never get lost in the shuffle. I also conduct Home Buyer's Workshops, aimed at the first-time home buyer. Need help finding a home, getting financing and even repairing credit? I can get you started on the right track.
I was born in Los Angeles but I grew up in Boston. I have my BA in English and psychology from UMass, Boston and my master's in education and counseling from Northeastern University. I taught English at various Universities in the Persian Gulf for many years. And I have about 50 books to my credit. I also work with writers who want to learn how to get published.