"Buying or selling a home is a serious commitment and often an emotional one - an important life decision. I try to understand my clients’ individual needs and provide them with exceptional real estate experiences. It is important for me to put each unique client at the center of the process. After finding the homes that makes your heart beat faster, I try to help you weigh your options, perhaps balance your passion with a little objective logic. My greatest reward is to help you realize your dream for living in a home that you are going to really be happy with."
Growing up in a pioneer South Texas ranching family, Paula Berthelot was instilled with a sense of responsibility, fairness, perseverance and respect for others.
After attending a girls' school for 12 years, Paula went to the University of Texas where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. The summer after her sophomore year, Paula attended the University of Colorado and fell in love with northern New Mexico while visiting Taos on her way back to Texas. Many trips later became a permanent stay in 1998 and she made the historical city of Santa Fe her home.
Paula has enjoyed success in the sale of luxury properties since becoming a Realtor in Houston, Texas in 1968. She was associated with Robin Elverson, who at the time was the premier luxury broker specializing in River Oaks and Tanglewood. Paula was also associated with Eden Box (now Avenue One) in Austin, Texas, before moving to New Mexico.
With a passion for life, an eye for fine architecture and an appreciation for the history of Santa Fe, Paula's clients have found her enthusiasm and friendliness contagious.
Some of her premier listings in Santa Fe have been featured in the Wall Street Journal’s “House of the Week”, the Robb Report Collection, Unique Homes, Christie’s Great Estates magazine, Mountain Living, Texas Monthly, Variety and the International Herald Tribune.
Paula is a Certified Luxury Marketing Specialist and a member of the Million Dollar Guild of the Institute for Luxury Marketing. She served on their board for the Leaders in Luxury conference in 2006, is a member of the Keller Williams Luxury Homes Group and has been an elite broker with Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate.
Having built several homes and being involved in the designs, including an award-winning home in Santa Fe, Paula has experience in new construction as well as resale properties. While she specializes in luxury properties, the same exceptional service and attention to her clients is given regardless of their price range.
An avid gardener, “great cook,” a "sometimes” artist, Paula loves to travel, entertain her friends and read a good book.
In one of her customer testimonials, her clients described her as “funny, fun to work with, a woman of boundless energy and enthusiasm who helped us immensely. We actually enjoyed the whole experience of purchasing our home in Santa Fe."