Does your Past help you with your future?

Real Estate Agent with Sotheby's International Realty

I am sure many of you have pulled from your vast backgrounds to help in your business as a real estate agent.  I can assure you I have.  I have been fortunate to have roots in the Santa Fe area dating back to 1598, and very proud of the upcoming 400 anniversary of our beautiful city.  My background has been quite vast having worked in the movies since the age of 13, modeled until I was into my 40's, and worked with our state and city tourism folks to promote Santa Fe.  I was also fortunate enough to be employed by numerous companies to travel around the United States and Europe purchasing goods for stores scattered around the country but primarily based in Santa Fe.  My political background has also come in handy working in conjunction with our local Chamber of Commerce, Home Builders Association and many elected officials to either defeat or promote legislation and ordinances which would affect our property owners. 

This vast background has helped me with my clients, in building my business and most of all in promoting my city and my state in a postive manner.  Santa Fe is considered to be a resort community with a heavy reliance on tourism.  Often those weekend tourist fall in love with our city and make a committement to either purchase a second home here or make a more permanent move.  It is this group I find so invigorating to work with - their stories are a pleasure to listen to as I drive them around while showing off and regaling them with bits of history of the area. 

I truly believe it is my past that has helped me become a successful broker, and my love of my city and the positive energy that it has, and this energy will hopefully overflow to all who come to live here or just stop by for a visit.

Remember keep positive that smile is much easier on your face than that frown.

Posted by

Victoria Murphy, ABR

Your Santa Fe expert since 1598

Comments (6)

Harrison K. Long
HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
REALTOR , GRI, Broker associate, Attorney

Victoria ... Thanks for this article. Congratulations that your past has helped you be a successful local broker at Santa Fe and that you love the city and energy there.  You could be and probably are also a SF travel and visitors bureau promoter.

Jun 19, 2009 04:32 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I think that everyone who didn't start this business right out of high school (and indeed many who did) have a wealth of life experience and skills to bring to the table . . .


Jun 19, 2009 04:36 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I like your last point a smile is much easier on your face than a frown-also, this works for business success.

Jun 19, 2009 05:05 AM
Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Modelling until your 40's?  That photo looks like you're in your 20's!  Oh and what a cool heritage and family line !

Jun 20, 2009 01:42 PM
Victoria Murphy
Sotheby's International Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM


Bless you!  That headshot was taken last month and I am closing in on 51! 

My best,

Jun 20, 2009 01:47 PM
Victoria Murphy
Sotheby's International Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe, NM

Pat you know what they say it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile besides what if our mothers were right and our faces froze that way!

Jun 27, 2009 07:21 AM