Licensed in: NM, CO
Robert Martin’s education and experience in wildlife biology, farming, & ranching give him a diverse understanding of land management – from wildlife habitat improvements to holistic livestock grazing. With his experience working at the nation’s largest land trust, Robert understands conservation easements and their tax incentives. Robert is driven by his love for the wildlife, landscape, and people of the southern Rocky Mountains. His passion for the outdoors and his character are evident in how he conducts his real estate business. Robert lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is licensed in New Mexico and Colorado.
Robert grew up on the family farm in Curry County, New Mexico, and has deep roots in the state. His paternal great-grandparents were homesteaders, and his maternal great-grandfather and grandfather founded and operated the Clovis Horse Auction for 50 years.
Robert earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas Tech University. After a brief stint in the oil and gas industry, he returned home and managed the family farm for 15 years. After selling the farm in 2000, Robert returned to university, earning a master’s degree in biology from Eastern New Mexico University.
After working as a wildlife biologist on research projects and teaching high school science, Robert joined The Nature Conservancy (TNC) as a Stewardship Ecologist in 2008. His work included land stewardship, conservation easements, wildlife education, wetland restoration, government programs, energy issues, and landowner outreach.
In 2014, Robert left TNC to start Walker & Martin Ranch Sales with his partner, Greg Walker. After a successful seven years, the pair joined Fay Ranches in order to better serve their clients with the best marketing platform in the industry.
For most of his adult life, Robert has invested in real estate – residential, multi-family, and farm and ranch. Robert has been co-owner of a combination cattle/recreational ranch along the Pecos River in New Mexico since 2004.
8 Active Properties Listed by Robert Martin
Mountain View FarmLas Nutrias, New Mexico
Mountain View Farm in the Rio Grande Valley south of Albuquerque is life and lifeblood. With a warming, drying trend facing the west, farms have become a focal point from which to imagine the future. Including some of the best water rights in New Mexico, this property is an economic driver of “the future” and whatever that looks like. A beautiful, timeless place; a productive agricultural operation; and a rich water bank of opportunity – that is the essence of this offering.
Chupadera RanchSocorro, New Mexico
This big New Mexico cattle ranch offers an abundance of grazing with large-herd-carrying capacity along with exceptional Big-Game Hunting. Rated to carry 580 cow/calf pairs, hunting opportunities include elk, mule deer, antelope, and free-ranging African Oryx! Characterized by gently rolling hills with distant purple mountain views, the ranch is 55% deeded, with State and BLM leases bringing down the price-per-animal unit. New Mexico taxes are low and made lower by ag exemptions.
Rancho San IgnacioSapello, New Mexico
Rancho San Ignacio is a classic Northern New Mexico ranch at the base of the iconic Hermit’s Peak, the adobe hacienda compound frames a spectacular backdrop. The sprawling property combines a rich history, irrigated meadows, well-managed forests, and abundant wildlife. The trout-filled Sapello River runs for two miles through the property. The murals in the bunkhouse are incredible. All this lies under the dramatic backdrop of the iconic Hermit’s Peak. Rancho San Ignacio is truly unique!
Mesa Springs RanchRibera, New Mexico
This rich New Mexico oasis in the rugged Glorieta Mesa area offers dramatic canyons, coniferous forest, essential springs, and abundant wildlife. Direct access to the Santa Fe National Forest provides an exceptional opportunity for hiking and horseback riding. The stunning adobe hacienda is an ideal place for relaxing with family and friends. Enjoy fishing on the nearby Pecos River, skiing at Ski Santa Fe, and the fine dining and culture of downtown Santa Fe, a mere 45 minutes away.
The Eason RanchClaunch, New Mexico
This New Mexico grazing operation includes the cattle. A local good neighbor rancher runs the grazing and owns one-third of the cattle. The other two-thirds of the herd is included in the price. Large deeded acreage has purple mountain views. Furnished three bed, two bath, brick house with fireplace and swamp cooler. Headquarters has a hay shed and a 6-stall horse barn. The ranch has two wells with new pumps and a water storage distribution system. Big game hunting for antelope, deer, elk, and oryx.
Romero Hills RanchMora, New Mexico
Romero Hills Ranch is an opportunity to own acres of pristine forested land in one of the most desirable areas of Northern New Mexico. Enjoy abundant wildlife, hunting, hiking, and horseback riding. This ideal location is close to nearby skiing, canoeing, and fishing opportunities with amazing views of Hermit’s Peak and the charming Mora Valley. Easy year-round access from a state highway makes it conveniently located near Taos, Las Vegas, and Santa Fe. What a perfect spot to build your dream mountain home.
Rio Grande del Norte RanchJaroso, Colorado
Wild yet accessible, this Colorado ranch offers unique fishing for brown trout and northern pike on 0.75± miles of the Rio Grande River. A private (shared) trailhead provides river access into the gorge. It adjoins BLM land to the west and the 243,000± acre Rio Grande del Norte National Monument to the south. Deer and elk traverse the property, providing an excellent opportunity for hunting. This large, private river parcel is a rare find and presents the buyer with a conservation opportunity.
Mora River RefugeChacon, New Mexico
This charming Mora Valley, New Mexico property has a one-of-a-kind, well-designed, red iron steel building situated between a state-maintained road and the riverfront. It offers over 5,700 SF of heated living space plus an attached 3-car garage. This house lays the groundwork for your custom choices for a beautiful, solid, open-style large home on the Mora River in the pristine Chacon Valley. This Mora River property offers the most stunning views in northeastern New Mexico among its forest, meadows, and over 1,000 ft of river frontage on both sides.
4 Listings Sold by Robert Martin
Uncle Bill’s Farm & RanchLas Nutrias, New Mexico
Nowhere in the Southwestern US will one find a more productive combination of farm & ranch at this kind of price, and with New Mexico’s low property taxes! An incredible amount of water is attached to this farm. An abundance of grazing with large-herd-carrying capacity makes up the range lands, with the price-per-animal-unit being lower thanks to State and BLM leased lands. Both properties are wildlife strongholds with biodiversity that lends itself to activities ranging from trophy big game hunting to some of the finest birdwatching in NM.
Los Trigos RanchRowe, New Mexico
This iconic Pecos River property has almost two miles of the trout-filled Pecos River meanders through the middle of the ranch, dotted by majestic cottonwoods and native willows. Deep river pools flow against stunning canyon wall backdrops, providing habitat for 20-inch rainbows, cutbows, and browns. Wildlife including trophy elk, mule deer, black bear, and mountain lion, roam this property. It adjoins the Santa Fe National Forest on the north, offering endless recreational possibilities.
Rio Rojo Canyon RanchSpringer, New Mexico
This premier ranch for sale in New Mexico is a unique opportunity to own and protect a rugged and wild part of the American West. Teeming with wildlife, this is a great hunting property with unlimited landowner elk tags. It offers An exceptional location for private horseback rides and private hikes along the Canadian River and canyon rim. This beautiful ranch is ideal for exploring, artifact hunting, bird watching, and wildlife viewing.
Cottonwood Springs NorthSanta Rosa, New Mexico
New Mexico’s private riverfront ranch has two miles of Pecos River running through a scenic canyon with access via a rare road to the river bottom. There are off-grid cabin sites with spectacular views. The river forms nice pools around giant boulders and is lined with mature cottonwoods. Dramatic side canyons also hold spring-fed pools in their bottoms. This is beautiful canyon-edge grass-country interspersed with Mesquite, Pinon, Juniper, Oak, and Cottonwood accented with rock formations.