CRB Qualifying Broker/Owner
Joel brings to real estate the expertise of knowing the land. He has surveyed it, walked it, sold it and sold it again! If you want an experienced agent, Joel is your man. Joel is patient, negotiates well and persists until the end. He works for you.
Licensed in 1981, he opened his own company in 1987 as Realty World - The Schantz Company. Currently, Joel is owner/qualifying broker of BHHS Taos Real Estate along with his wife, Marny, as manager. Joel is respected as a leader in the Taos real estate community in sales, as broker and in technology. BHHS Taos Real Estate enjoys an inclusive website, servicing sellers and buyers with virtual tours of many of our properties in and around Taos at the convenience to you 24/7.
Joel came to Taos after college, seeking the great skiing of Taos Ski Valley. Loving the out of doors, surveying became more than just a part time job in the summers with Joel receiving his surveyors license in 1978. Real estate was a natural progression. Working with sellers and buyers is the business Joel does best.
• Licensed in real estate 1981.
• Land surveyor since 1978.
• CRB (Certified Residential Broker) designation.
• Prudential award winner: 1994 - 2013
• Prudential Fine Homes Specialist designation.
• Qualifying broker of #1 real estate company in Taos.
• Consistently Among Top Five Agents According to TCAR ranking.
• Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Award winner since 2014
• Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury Collection Specialist
• Gold Status Award Winner
Marny Schantz, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate Owner/Manager
Yvonne Lewis, Personal Assistant/Associate Broker
Kristine Wood, Associate Broker
Joyce Tafoya, Administrative Assistant
Click here to download Joel's mobile app or text BHHSJOEL to 87778
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate is in the business of helping Taos people as well as newcomers buy and sell real estate in Taos County and northern New Mexico. We focus on service and respect for the basic values of people and community. Our customers are invaluable to our success and deserve the most reliable professional service available.
We set ourselves apart from other offices by being the most honest, having the highest integrity, and placing the well-being of our agents above all else. Our purpose is to enable the company to make a reasonable profit and to help our agents increase their standard of living by making as much money as possible.
Our guiding principle shall remain, “If you have to ask if it is ethical or not…Don’t Do It.” We believe that our philosophy and quality of our agents is due to their shared commitment to innovation, individual growth, and knowledge, shall dominate the Taos market. We shall maintain a level of excellence, which will become the standard by which all other organizations in the industry shall measure their success.
Leadership starts at the top.