Jan Rader - real estate agent at Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties

Jan Rader

Broker Associate

Taos, NM

About Jan

Born and raised in El Dorado, Arkansas, Jan studied Spanish and liberal arts at Baylor University and University of Texas at Arlington.

She and her former husband raised their two children in Albuquerque with holidays and weekends spent at their Taos Ski Valley condo. In 1987, Jan was “called” to Taos on a full time basis (like so many creative souls) by the superb skiing, beauty, culture and unequaled lifestyle.

Jan considers it a privilege to introduce newcomers to the beauty of northern New Mexico. “I love this place so much, I never tire of showing it off”, she says.

She is a painter and photographer as well as a real estate broker. First living in Taos Ski Valley, she later designed and built her own adobe home in Arroyo Seco, then sold it to experience life right in the center of the historic district in a convenient condominium. After Voose and Weezie (Cairn Terriers) joined her household, she sold the condo and moved to a custom designed home nearby. “All of this moving has reinforced to me the necessity of having a dependable guide, knowledgeable in the ins and outs of the Taos community. That’s what I do well for new Taosenos,” Jan states.

Credentials & Memberships

  • Licensed New Mexico Real Estate Broker since 1992.
  • Certified Residential Specialist.
  • Graduate Realtor Institute.
  • Realtor.
  • Former director Taos Association of Realtors.


  • I’ve lived and worked in Taos full time for 30 years. My personal real estate experience includes buying and selling homes and land, new home construction, vacation rentals. I am honest and happy to share my experience with potential clients if it will assist in decision making. I’ve been with Coldwell Banker Lota Realty for 24 years, forming long term relationships with most of my clients.


Last summer, after owning a family home in Taos NM for 18 years we decided it was time to move to a larger home. We contacted Jan Rader at Coldwell Banker in Taos. She represented us in the sale and purchase of another residence. It was a complicated situation, largely due to the fact that the home was in a family trust. My husband and I have bought and sold many home in the last 40 years with many agents in many cities throughout the Southwest. I have never worked with a more knowledgeable, conscientious, and professional real estate agent than Jan Radar. Her years of experience and expertise were evident at every turn . Since our permanent home is out of state, we had concerns, however we always felt that we were in capable hands due to the fact she went beyond the call of duty to make sure that our house was well-presented, she provided food for open house and she provided excellent customer service. As a result of her hard work our home sold in a short amount of t! ime and it was a seamless transition. We would highly encourage our family and friends to work with Jan in the future.

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