Carson Group Sotheby's International Realty
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Phone:
M: 505-699-3112 mobile
O: 505-988-8088 office
Designations:
CRS, CLHMS

Carson Group Sotheby's International Realty

Associate Brokers

CARSON GROUP

The Carson Group works with buyers and sellers and is led by two of Santa Fe’s most recognized and trusted Realtors, Melissa Pippin-Carson and Roger Carson. Together, they bring a diverse and elevated team approach to serving their clients that is refined from over 20 years of working together. The longevity of their  success is rooted in the belief that the home buying and selling process is one of the most important things in life. 

      MELISSA PIPPIN-CARSON

Melissa began her real estate career in 2001 with French & French Fine Properties, which eventually became Sotheby’s International Realty. Melissa is lead broker for the Carson Group and oversees all aspects of the business. Her persistence and tenacious manner have put her in the top tier of Santa Fe brokers for over 20 years. Respected by clients and fellow agents alike, Melissa was elected President of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors in 2017. 

As a real estate agent, Melissa believes that the ability to negotiate well is an essential skill. Melissa embraces a professional corporate American negotiation style that is honed from over 550 successfully negotiated real estate transactions. Her skills are further broadened with training and certification from Harvard Law School’s elite Program on Negotiations (PON). PON at Harvard Law is a diverse global program that focuses on master-level negotiation and leadership. Just a handful of real estate agents across the country have invested in their careers to the level that Melissa has, and only a few hold the esteemed PON Negotiation Certification.  

Melissa has obtained many other designations that have raised her professional profile to the highest level. She has earned the CRS - Council of Residential Specialists designation, the highest credential awarded to residential brokers. This certification is focused on the best practices of listing, marketing, and selling residential properties combined with established production levels. Only 4% of Realtors nationally have obtained this credential. She is also a CLHMS - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. This designation is awarded by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, the premier independent authority in training and certification for real estate agents worldwide working in the luxury residential market.  

     ROGER CARSON

Roger is full-time real estate professional and is passionate about the real estate industry and the American dream of home ownership. Motivated and self-determined, Roger’s real estate journey began after working his way through college and investing in his first house at age 22. 

After working a handful of years in London, England, notably at The Carlton Tower, Roger worked six years in club operations at Las Campanas before bringing his expertise on board at Sotheby’s International Realty and joining his partner Melissa in 2004.  An Alumnus of the George Washington University, School of Business, Roger brings a vast degree of creativity and problem-solving skills to the table. He oversees marketing for the Carson Group and holds a CLHMS -Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation and is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.  

Roger demonstrates excellent negotiation acumen due to his unique training as a qualified mediator.  His ability to listen, problem solve and help find resolutions are vital to closing even the most complex and difficult transactions. He is certified in negotiation fundamentals from the Essex Business School and has meditation certifications from the National Association of Realtors and the University of New Mexico School of Law. His capable and efficient mediation abilities are often called upon by the State of New Mexico and he is a regularly invited to help coach mediation students at the University of New Mexico School of Law. 

In 2021 Roger was elected to serve as President of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors.  Living, working, raising a family, and being an active volunteer in Santa Fe for over thirty years, Roger not only knows Santa Fe well, but he is also passionate about sharing it with others. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Melissa and Roger were extraordinary throughout the selling of my 90-year old monther's Santa Fe home, making what could have been an arduous undertaking, as graceful as possible. Their professionalism, sensitivity, thoughtful advice, and energetic personal attention to every detail completely endeared them to us. On a day when the prospective-buyer's inspectors were scheduled, my mother was unable to leave the house, and I was unavailable, so Roger spent the afternoon having tea with her, to ensure that she wouldn't be disturbed. Melissa was always on-call to give advice, assist with our responsibilities, provide encouragement, and streamline the process. When the house sold more quickly (and for a higher price) than we'd expected, the Carsons made excellent recommendations for local resources and assistance with the moving. We know we weren't their only clients during this process, but it certainly felt as though we were. We recommend Carson & Carson highly, without reservations. "

  -Denise Wright and James Hammer, Client

"Melissa and Roger helped us find a house that was absolutely perfect for us. We felt like they showed us every house in Santa Fe that was in our price range. We were grateful that they did not waste out time and show us houses that cost more money than we were willing to spend. They were professional and on top of the market every minute. Additionally, after making an offer on a house that we liked, they strongly recommended that we withdraw the offer because of some serious defects uncovered during the house inspection: without their sage advice, we might have gone ahead with the purchase which likely would have resulted in very, very costly repairs. We both appreciated their honest appraisal of the house even thought they knew we would be disappointed. Melissa and Roger were not in it for the money: they honestly wanted us to find a house that we loved and was comfortably within our price range. Ultimately, we found a house that we loved at a great price. We highly recommend them. "

  -Clo Hampton & Alan Johnson, Client

"Melissa and Roger did an outstanding job for us. It was because of their integrity, honesty, knowledge, and negotiation skills that we were able to purchase this property. They provided advice and guidance which helped us make the right decisions. They ensured we were on track throughout the entire purchase process and stepped in when we needed help dealing with all the different parties involved. They really are a delightful, charismatic, dynamic duo who really care about their clients. We continue to use their services and refer them. We would highly recommend them."

  -Karin Rawlings, Client

"Melissa and Roger did an excellent job guiding us through this process and we were grateful to have their expertise in buying our new home. I would recommend them for buying or selling."

  -Sharon Elias, Client

Sotheby's International Realty

CARSON GROUP

The Carson Group works with buyers and sellers and is led by two of Santa Fe’s most recognized and trusted Realtors, Melissa Pippin-Carson and Roger Carson. Together, they bring a diverse and elevated team approach to serving their clients that is refined from over 20 years of working together. The longevity of their success is rooted in the belief that the home buying and selling process is one of the most important things in life. 

 

MELISSA PIPPIN-CARSON

Melissa began her real estate career in 2001 with French & French Fine Properties, which eventually became Sotheby’s International Realty. Melissa is lead broker for the Carson Group and oversees all aspects of the business. Her persistence and tenacious manner have put her in the top tier of Santa Fe brokers for over 20 years. Respected by clients and fellow agents alike, Melissa was elected President of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors in 2017. 

As a real estate agent, Melissa believes that the ability to negotiate well is an essential skill. Melissa embraces a professional corporate American negotiation style that is honed from over 550 successfully negotiated real estate transactions. Her skills are further broadened with training and certification from Harvard Law School’s elite Program on Negotiations (PON). PON at Harvard Law is a diverse global program that focuses on master-level negotiation and leadership. Just a handful of real estate agents across the country have invested in their careers to the level that Melissa has, and only a few hold the esteemed PON Negotiation Certification.  

Melissa has obtained many other designations that have raised her professional profile to the highest level. She has earned the CRS - Council of Residential Specialists designation, the highest credential awarded to residential brokers. This certification is focused on the best practices of listing, marketing, and selling residential properties combined with established production levels. Only 4% of Realtors nationally have obtained this credential. She is also a CLHMS - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. This designation is awarded by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, the premier independent authority in training and certification for real estate agents worldwide working in the luxury residential market.  

 
 ROGER CARSON

Roger is full-time real estate professional and is passionate about the real estate industry and the American dream of home ownership. Motivated and self-determined, Roger’s real estate journey began after working his way through college and investing in his first house at age 22. 

After working a handful of years in London, England, notably at The Carlton Tower, Roger worked six years in club operations at Las Campanas before bringing his expertise on board at Sotheby’s International Realty and joining his partner Melissa in 2004.  An Alumnus of the George Washington University, School of Business, Roger brings a vast degree of creativity and problem-solving skills to the table. He oversees marketing for the Carson Group and holds a CLHMS -Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation and is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.  

Roger demonstrates excellent negotiation acumen due to his unique training as a qualified mediator.  His ability to listen, problem solve and help find resolutions are vital to closing even the most complex and difficult transactions. He is certified in negotiation fundamentals from the Essex Business School and has meditation certifications from the National Association of Realtors and the University of New Mexico School of Law. His capable and efficient mediation abilities are often called upon by the State of New Mexico and he is a regularly invited to help coach mediation students at the University of New Mexico School of Law. 

In 2021 Roger was elected to serve as President of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors.  Living, working, raising a family, and being an active volunteer in Santa Fe for over thirty years, Roger not only knows Santa Fe well, but he is also passionate about sharing it with others. 

 

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