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Thea Smith Nilsson

Thea Smith Nilsson
Associate Broker
While I was born and raised in Silicon Valley, my roots are here in Los Alamos. My grandparents (all four!) moved to town as young adults and started their families here. My parents were Hilltopper sweethearts who married after college and moved to California to attend graduate school. Growing up, Los Alamos was my home-away-from-home -- the place I was always eager to visit on family vacations. Now, the Atomic City is home and I am proud to be a member of this unique community.   Whether you are selling your house or looking for a new place to hang your hat, I would be delighted to work with you.   Why Me?  
  • Experience –
Prior to serving buyers and sellers, I spent my career in the tech industry, specifically leading corporate citizenship initiatives at large Silicon Valley companies. I was responsible for managing multi-million-dollar grant-making budgets and for designing and implementing innovative programs for over 2,500 employees and hundreds of non-profit organizations. While the residential real estate and corporate citizenship fields differ in some ways, success in both industries requires integrity, compassion, communication, and an unwavering commitment to improving the community in which you work and live. It is now my privilege to assist you on your homeward-bound journey.  
  • Social Investment –
I believe that all businesses, no matter their size, have a responsibility to reinvest in the communities that support them. As an independent business owner, it is my privilege to invest in social programs that help strengthen the community of northern New Mexico. With every home I sell, I make a financial donation to a local non-profit organization in one of the following categories:
  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts & Culture
  • Food Stability
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Housing & Shelter
  • Youth Development
  I consider these donations social investments, as I identify impact-driven partner organizations that yield a strong social return. Listing your home with me means that together, we are helping to make northern New Mexico a thriving place to live and do business.  
  • Commitment to Excellence & Fun —
I work hard. I am service-oriented, data-driven, and empathetic. As your partner in real estate, you can think of me as your advocate, trusted advisor, and tour guide, as we will work together to identify and exceed your goals. I also try to live in accordance with the motto, “Work hard, play hard.” In my free time, you can find me jogging the local trails, practicing flamenco dancing, or experimenting with high-altitude baking (recipes welcome!) in a futile attempt to satisfy my sweet tooth.

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