Lise Knouse is a licensed Realtor. She received Prudential’s Rock Solid Performer award for 2006 and has earned Prudential Real Estate’s E-certification, which recognizes her expertise with computer technology (specifically the internet) as it relates to real estate. Lise works with Buyers and Sellers in all price ranges and is knowledgeable about all areas in Santa Fe.
Lise is active in the community. She has been a volunteer with La Leche League for 19 years sharing her information and support with women who breastfeed their babies. In 2002, Lise founded and directed for five years, the Santa Fe Suzuki Institute. It offers a week long summer music program for children, ages 3-18, who play violin, viola cello or flute through the Suzuki Method. Over 200 students from all over the world attend this program with their parents. Lise also volunteers with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony and, during Thanksgiving, with Kitchen Angels.
Her volunteer commitments, and her role as a mother of four, have provided a valuable skill set for her real estate career. “I’ve developed stellar communication and negotiation skills,” she says, “as well as multi-tasking ability, patience and compassion.”
In working with customers, Lise says, “My strength is in listening carefully to what my customers want and communicating regularly with them. Relationships are important to me and I nurture relationships with my customers even after our immediate business is complete. In addition, I love the work of real estate and focus on making my customer’s transactions go as smoothly as possible. Moving is stressful. My goal is to make it joyful.”
On a personal note, Lise says, “I have thoroughly enjoyed Santa Fe for the past ten years! I love hiking in the mountains with my family and friends. I love attending classical music, dance, theater and art exhibits. I enjoy supporting organizations that reflect my children’s interests, such as the Santa Fe Youth Symphony and the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. And, eating out with friends or simply having a latte and conversation with a good friend is pure pleasure! It is a great life in a great town!”
Lise received her BFA from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and her MA from New York University.
“Lise Knouse did a spectacular job of matching us with the perfect house for our needs. She really went the extra mile researching all possibilities, providing us with extra information about the area, stayed in touch and was very available to us throughout the entire process. We are extremely satisfied with our realty experience in Santa Fe with Lise!” – Aimee and Rick Canby
“As a first time buyer we did not know what to expect from our Realtor. Or Realtor, Lise Knouse, was very organized, highly available, consistently helpful and persistent on our behalf throughout our home purchasing process. She was even thoughtful enough to bring us dinner on the day we moved! We recommend her services to anyone looking to buy a home. You will not be disappointed.”
– Denise Scofield and Mike DeClue
“I had an immediate comfort level the first time I talked to Lise. Lise was so easy to work with. She was genuinely interested in helping me find the right home.
Lise is very conscientious and went out of her way to see every detail of my home purchase happened as smoothly as possible.” – Kari Fresquez