When Alicia Bomhoff founded Taos Sage Real Estate, she was thinking of the green color and also the wisdom associated with the name sage. Taos Sage symbolizes her dedication to sustainable housing and her passion for bringing her own life experience to the business of real estate.
Bringing life experience
Before Bomhoff became a realtor, she had already undertaken a dozen real estate transactions of her own. She bought and sold land, designed and constructed an adobe home and lived in the earthship. She paid attention to all the details of the transactions, including reading all the real estate documents and finding every survey marker herself. This level of attention to detail allows her to serve her clients in the best way possible.
She also brings her life experience to each transaction. Having studied photography in college and worked as a photographer, she now uses that skill to photograph homes for sale in the best light. Working to create tile mosaics taught her about many aspects of construction and having been a math teacher, means she always get the numbers right.
Now, Bomhoff shares her love of Taos and its unique green living opportunities with her clients.
For many, choosing to live in an earthship is not just a decision about home, it is a decision about life. “When I’ve sold Earthships it is often a truly life-changing experience for the buyers. One said after living in his Earthship, he found his job was no longer in alignment with his values, so he quit his job and is now working at something he loves. Change is good and it is the only constant,” says Bomhoff.
Her clients appreciate her deep knowledge of earthships and other building approaches, as well as her understanding of the Taos market. A recent client said “Alicia is a real pro. She navigated us through a difficult real estate transaction and knew how to handle every issue. I would not have been able to complete this purchase without her local market knowledge and expertise in non-traditional (earthship style) homes.”
While some of the elevations are higher, Bomhoff points out that all the properties in Taos are really in the mountains. “It’s like a giant outdoor amphitheater with the mountains on stage,” she observes. “Some people have box seats, but the view from the second balcony is amazing, too.”