ABOUT Darlene Streit

A local real estate expert and a leader in sales nationally.

When you excel at what you do and reach the top of your field, people want to know: How did you attain such a high level of success?

​​​​​​​For Darlene, it has been persistence, hard work, and a gift for intuiting her clients’ needs – along with sourcing solutions for her clients at every step along the way.

Read on to learn more about the person behind the impressive achievement of being the #1 Individual Broker in the history of Santa Fe Real Estate by Sales Volume, according to the Santa Fe Association of Realtors MLS.  


See how extraordinary personal service, and a passion for helping her buyers and sellers, sets Darlene apart in this brief video.


Darlene has been the #1 sales broker in Santa Fe and the state of New Mexico since 2010, based on sales volume according to the Santa Fe Association of Realtors MLS. She was also recognized as the #1 agent among all Sotheby’s International Realty individual brokers nationwide in 2022 for her 2021 sales. Consistently ranked as a top agent in the nation by Real Trends, Darlene's decades of experience and expertise continues to bring results for her buyers and sellers.

There are many more reasons Darlene has attracted so many buyers and sellers over the years, not only because of these noteworthy accomplishments. ​​​​​​​It’s more than simply her first class service and attention to the smallest detail. Or her superb staff of industry professionals serving her clients’ needs with efficiency and excellence.

​​​​​​​Darlene has risen to the top of her field for the most important reason: she truly listens to her clients and facilitates solutions with exceptional ease, personal care, and unrivaled success.

What makes Darlene’s achievements in the field of real estate even more impressive, is that virtually every other broker in the top 0.5 percent nationwide is from a major metropolitan area – cities such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco or Miami. In comparison, Santa Fe has just over 80,000 residents.

Darlene's innovative and savvy marketing solutions combine cutting edge technology with best-in-class customer service. She has invested millions in sophisticated, relevant, and targeted marketing efforts to advertise and showcase her clients' properties. And this is above and beyond what her clients receive in exposure from Sotheby's International Realty's marketing. Combined with her depth of experience, her extensive knowledge of the Santa Fe area, and her swift responsiveness to her clients, it’s not surprising she leads the field in sales.

“I enjoy helping my clients find that perfect home in Santa Fe… giving each of them the information and knowledge to make an informed decision, so that they truly know they have something special in the Land of Enchantment. My clients really appreciate my willingness to listen, to communicate and that I respond quickly.”

Nurturing a large network of industry and professional contacts in every aspect of real estate, Darlene knows that her success is about listening to her clients, understanding their needs, and working toward achieving their goals with integrity. Real estate is her passion and she believes in clear, open and honest communication, both with her clients and the party across the table.

​​​​​​​Darlene loves seeing a client smile when they complete their transaction and how satisfied they are with the outcome. She truly enjoys helping her clients “Discover Something Special in the Land of Enchantment”.


"Darlene and her staff were fantastic to work with from beginning the property search to the final moments of closing! I was buying from out of state, but Darlene and her team made the entire process so smooth it didn’t matter. I highly recommend D..."

- Diana G.

"Darlene is outstanding in her dedication to her clients, her attention to detail, her availability practically around the clock and on weekends, and her ability to deliver results. If real estate agents could win Olympic medals, it is no exaggerat..."

- Lise H.

"My sale and closing were tricky for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that I travel abroad frequently for work. Darlene and her staff took care of everything. I found her intelligent, sensible, willing to listen, and easy to communica..."

- Marc C.


Enjoy a buying or selling process filled with ease, efficiency, and the depth of experience that only Darlene can provide. Call, text or email today.

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