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3471 US-60 BOX 196, Quemado, NM 87829

Jimmie Sue Lee

Qualifying Broker, Agent

I was born and raised in Central Texas where I worked on our family ranch. When I was sixteen, I got my first “paying” job at the local bank. After working at the bank for several years, I then worked on ranches and sold veterinarian supplies. Along the way, I earned a Bachelors of Education Degree.

My family and I moved to Catron County in 2008. In 2009, I purchased New Mexico West Properties and began selling real estate. Over the past years, I have gained valuable knowledge about selling real estate and extensive knowledge about Catron County and Cibola County.

I love the land and am glad to have an excuse to drive the back roads and be surrounded by this beautiful remote country. I love the community, schools, people, churches, and small town atmosphere. I thank God for leading my family to New Mexico. My father taught me that there may be times that all you have is your word, so it better be good. I strive to live by this and my Christian values. My goal is to assist my clients in finding their perfect, unique property and to glorify God in doing so.

Mike Candelaria

Qualifying Broker, New Mexico West Properties


I have been a licensed real estate broker in the state of New Mexico since 2005. My primary expertise has been rural land development, marketing and sales.

My family has been in the Quemado, NM area since the early 1900s, among the earliest settlers in the area. I have been a resident of Quemado for over 40 years with the exception of earning a BS degree from ENMU and serving my country in the US army for several years.

Because of my long-term connection to the area, I believe that I am uniquely qualified to provide assistance and insight for potential buyers wanting to move to the area and make the transition to rural living.