​​​​​​​​​Lynn's Guide to the Placitas Community

Lynn Koch, CRS, CDPE, CNE           Ken Koch, Associate Broker

Mobile 505.379.2289             Mobile 505.350.3911

Lynn@PlacitasRealEstate.com     KenKoch@outlook.com

License #11898                                           License #42275

Realty One of New Mexico 
Office 505.883.9400
​References available upon request.

Lynn Koch, Realtor in Placitas


Licensed in 1985, 3 decades of real estate experience.  Associate Broker with Realty One of New Mexico.  Former Associate Broker and co-owner of La Puerta Real Estate Services, LLC.  Former Training Director for La Puerta (La Puerta was previously Coldwell Banker Legacy, Placitas Land & Homes and Placitas Land Company).

Education and Designations

  • Certified Residential Specialist designation (CRS - the PhD of the real estate industry) CRS's are statistically the top 5% producing agents in the United States,
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
  • Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
  • New Construction Specialist
  • San Diego College of Business

Real Estate Career: Listing and selling all types of residential property, marketing vacant land in large subdivisions for developers, privately held vacant land and relocation.   

Awards and Recognition:
Top Producer in marketplace since 1988.
2006 New Mexico Homebuilder's Association Salesperson of the Year – Mid level production
Coldwell Banker President's Elite.
Coldwell Banker National Excellence in Service Award 2000 – award that is customer/client driven.
Certified Residential Specialist – CRS New Mexico Chapter. Have held offices of Treasurer, Vice President, President and Education Chair. Chapter with a Heart – charity associated with CRS New Mexico – committee member.
Realtor's Association of New Mexico, Director 2002-2004.
Realtor's Association of New Mexico, Vice President Central District 2005, 2006 and 2007. Re-elected for 2007 and 2008. Member of RANM's Executive Committee.
Member Relations & Strategic Planning Committees – Albuquerque Metropolitan Board of Realtors.
Albuquerque Metropolitan Board of Realtors Alumni Leadership Training.
Realtor's Association of New Mexico (RANM) Alumni Leadership RANM.
2006 New Mexico Chairperson for National Association of Realtors (NAR) collaboration with Habitat for Humanity to build a Habitat home in the Gulf State Region.
2007 Coordinator Global Village Project – NAR collaboration with Habitat for Humanity.
2008 Volunteer Coordinator for United Blood Services Drive
2009 to 2012 Committee member for Casa Rosa (Placitas food bank) for fundraising activities.
2009 Initiated tax protest petition for Sandoval County.
2011 Was successful in lowering taxes in Placitas community.
2011 Member of Jardineros de Placitas, a women’s group dedicated to supporting charities for the betterment of people in the community. 
2011 One of the founding members of ES-CA (Eastern Sandoval Citizens Association), a watchdog organization to protect our community. Vice-chair of ES-CA.
2012 Vice-chair, ES-CA.
2013  Vice-chair, ES-CA.
2013 Committee member for fundraiser for Flea Market for Placitas Elementary.
2014 Committee member for fundraiser for Flea Market for Placitas Recycling Center.
2014  Chair, Money Matters Interest Group, Jardineros.
2015  Secretary, ES-CA.

Family: Kenneth Koch, husband, Realtor; Erin Koch, daughter, Industrial Designer; Adam Koch, PhD, son, Senior Scientist

Personal: Born in Saipan, Commonwealth of the U.S. in the Marianas Islands in the Pacific. I love to read, hike, bike and most of all travel. I have been in most of the states in the U.S., in  Europe, the Pacific, the Caribbean, South America and Mexico. I've even visited Antartica. My fondest wish is to visit every country in the world. I love to immerse myself in the language and culture of every place I visit.

My philosophy in the real estate business is to provide quality service to my clients with total honesty. Most of my clients consider me to be the family realtor - I work with several generations within family groups. Today, I still work with my very first clients I sold property to when I began my real estate career. The majority of my business comes from client and Realtor referrals.

I expose myself to constant education in my industry and for many years attended the Mid-year National Association of Realtors Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. where I met with our Senators and Congress people from New Mexico. I also attended the annual NAR Conventions. I have great knowledge, experience and reputation and most important of all, enthusiasm and love for the real estate business!

                                                                                ABOUT KEN KOCH
Licensed in December 2005, Ken brings insights developed from the retail industry, the trades and the arts. He is a well known woodcarver in New Mexico and his most renown piece is located at the Sandoval County building board room which is photographed daily by people getting married by the Justice of the Peace. A native of the Midwest and a Navy Vietnam era Veteran he came to New Mexico in 1984 and fell in love with the feeling of open space, like at sea, the mild four season climate and the friendly people. He will bring all this, plus a sincere desire to provide clients with the best service possible.

Ken and Lynn love living in Placitas and are ardent fans of the entire Greater Albuquerque Area. Finding you that perfect home for sale, helping you to sell your house or helping you with the purchase of vacant land on which to build your dream home is what we're about. Please contact us. We don't just sell houses, we help you find your home!                                 

Lynn and Ken Koch

Lynn Koch, CRS

505-379-2289 Mobile