Stan moved from Texas to Angel Fire in the fall of 1972 to work at the Angel Fire Ski Resort and Monte Verde Lake. After living several years in the Moreno Valley, Stan knew Angel Fire would be his forever home. Having immediate access to his favorite hobbies which include skiing, fly-fishing, photography, and travel, is what drove Stan build his Angel Fire-based career in real estate. Stan joined the staff of Monte Verde Realty in 1979 and became the qualifying broker in 1981. After six years as the qualifying broker for Monte Verde Realty, he took the initiative and became sole proprietor of the firm in 1987.
Stan is an alumnus of Texas Tech University with an emphasis in agriculture. During his years of real estate brokerage, Stan has made mountain acreage, equestrian properties and recreational ranches his specialty. In May of 2019, Stan merged MONTE VERDE REALTY with Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties to enhance his internet presence for his clients and to join a team of likeminded mountain real estate professionals.
His commitment to the community includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce and the Angel Fire Resort Property Owners Association. Stan has also served on the Colfax County Subdivision and Angel Fire Architectural Review committees. He served as President of the Angel Fire Community Foundation for over 20 years and currently serves as Vice-President of the Angel Fire Community Foundation. Stan’s extensive community work, years of ranch real estate experience and background in agriculture, provide him with the necessary skill set to guide clients through any transaction with knowledge and care.
"Stan is one of the best ranch realtors I know. He knows water rights. He knows people. He knows how to find out what he doesn't know. He is a genuine pleasure to work with. Beyond that, when Victor Westphall, Myself, and other members of the David Westphall Veterans Foundation negotiated reacquisition of the Vietnam Memorial in Angel Fire from Disabled American Veterans, which was consummated on Veterans' Day in 1998, we needed an appraisal of the grounds and chapel and museum. Stan, who knows appraisal too, did it for us at no charge. I'll never forget that."
- Albert Simms, Attorney at Law, Taos, New Mexico
"We've dealt with Stan Harrell for many years in numerous transactions. There surely isn't another realtor in the area with a greater depth of local knowledge, experience, and contacts than Stan. The entire crew at Monte Verde operates in the friendliest fashion while still being consummate professionals."
- Ralph & Margaret Seis, Sequim, Washington
“I worked with Stan on a couple of large transactions on behalf of a client and he was very responsive, professional, and honest. He also has an excellent knowledge of market conditions and property values in the area and gives his unvarnished opinions, without overstating or understating. He is diligent without being pushy. In short, Stan is a pleasure to work with.”
- David C. Mielke, Attorney at Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Reliable: reliable knowledge, reliable follow-through, reliable experience. And, more importantly, reliable ethics."
- Bunny Jankowski, 18 years real estate experience in Angel Fire
"Stan has always been straight forward, honest and dependable. He knows the market and you can rely on his opinion and statements."
- Ronald L. Schmeits, President & CEO; International Bank, Raton, NM
"When we came to Angel Fire to purchase a ranch, we were referred to Stan. Not quite sure where we wanted to build our home, Stan listened to our wants and needs, showed us a range of ranches, and in the end, found us the perfect site with mountain range vistas and clusters of forest groves with meandering paths - we love it. With Stan's guidance our transaction closed in a timely and professional manner."
- Ed and Ana McCracken, Angel Fire, NM
"Stan Harrell is an exceptional realtor who definitely stands behind his commitment to do the very best job he can to sell your property. From personal experience, I would recommend Stan to anyone who is in the market to sell, or buy property. He is intelligent, personable, laid back, and simply, a really "good guy". He is well informed with the current marketplace, and willing to go the extra mile for his clients. You can be assured that he will be actively working "for you" whether you are the buyer, or the seller."
- Wyonne Balfe, Las Vegas, New Mexico
"I had the opportunity to deal with Stan for several years on multiple real estate transactions in the Angel Fire area. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable, candid, and most of all, he always honored his word. On at least one transaction which was co-brokered there where some miscellaneous expenses which should have been covered by both brokers, but rather than jeopardize the transaction, Stan elected to pay both his and the co-broker's share which was above and beyond the call of duty. I feel that he is in a league by himself and I would highly recommend his services."
- Leldon Sweet, M.D., Beaumont, Texas