Thea Smith Nilsson - Associate

Thea Smith Nilsson 53815

RE/MAX First


About Thea

While I was born and raised in the Bay Area, my roots are here in Los Alamos. My grandparents (all four!) moved to town as young adults and started their families here. Growing up, Los Alamos was my home-away-from-home. Now, Northern New Mexico is home and I love my 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.



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 grantmaking budgets and for designing and implementing innovative programs for over 2,500 employees and hundreds of nonprofit organizations. While residential real estate and corporate citizenship differ in some ways, success in both fields requires integrity, compassion, communication, and an unwavering commitment to improving the community in which you work and live.


I believe that every business, regardless of its size, has a responsibility to reinvest in the communities that support it. With every home I sell, I make a financial donation to a local nonprofit organization. These donations are 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 NM a thriving place to live and do business.


I work hard. Excellence, not average, is my measure. 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.

Ready to move? Let’s go!

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RE/MAX First, 116 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Contact Information

Address: 116 Central Park Square
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Cell: 650-279-6104
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