Hi, I’m Lila Simpson with eXp Realty, and this is my bio.
I’m truly a native New Mexican -I was born and raised in ‘Burque (as many locals say)! I grew up swimming at the “A-Pool” – most local Albuquerqueans will remember this pool shaped like an A that was the place to be in the summer from the 50’s through the early 80’s. I started at age 5 and everyday I went to the pool convinced I would not only float, but would learn to swim….needless to say it took a few weeks of me sinking and a great deal of patience & coaching from the lifeguard who finally taught me to swim! I swam competitively up until highschool and miss it to this day.
I graduated from UNM with a degree in Psychology and went fairly quickly into sales and marketing – go figure! I learned there is a lot of psychology in selling and it has helped me a great deal in that regard. And I find humans and their minds and behavior quite intriguing….people watching at the Frontier Restaurant on Central was a pastime for me in college & I still enjoy it.
I am passionate about real estate in every way possible. I love helping people buy and sell homes, land, investment property, anything involving real estate – I look at each transaction as if it were my own and handle it with the same level of care and diligence. I can honestly say I live, eat and breathe real estate. I joined the jungle of real estate on my own in 2001 when I bought my first home and continued to be intrigued with it so I got my broker’s license in 2002 and started my own real estate company. I’ve also continued to invest in my own real estate by purchasing investment properties in New Mexico, Arizona & Maine. I’ve renovated homes, have built a new home, have added onto a homes square footage, have bought and sold land – I’ve done a little bit of everything when it comes to real estate which gives me a lot of experience and knowledge as well as empathy when representing my clients. I’ve been told by many clients that I am patient, kind, discerning, detail oriented & professional – my business has been mainly by referral only and has continued to grow. I believe that is because of not only repeat clients, but for the repeat clients who also refer their friends, family members and co-workers-I am truly blessed in that way. I recently opened up an office in Scottsdale Arizona and will be working in the Arizona and New Mexico markets.
When I’m not eating, breathing, & living real estate (which is almost never!) I do love yoga; both hot yoga and not hot yoga. I am a total animal lover and have 2 four legged furry creatures myself – the dog kind. I’ve been known to rescue birds, cats, fish and several dogs….and have only managed to be bitten once….and that was while I was on a home tour(of course)! And I love to travel despite my fear and loathing of flight – travel is a necessity for me. I’ve been fortunate enough to live in Mexico and in Costa Rica; to sell property in Belize, and to travel through Europe over the years.
Laughing and having fun is a requirement for me. A good sense of humor has paid dividends to me over the years – it is priceless. When you work with me you will enjoy and benefit from my years of brokerage experience in representing buyers and sellers along with my own knowledge and experiences in my personal real estate endeavors…. and we will have fun doing it!
by Lila Simpson, eXp Realty, (505) 730-5452