Our Team
John Castillo is an award winning and top ranked Real Estate Broker in New Mexico. Having sold over 3,000 homes throughout New Mexico John Castillo and his team have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to buying or selling your home. This experience and expertise has Southwest Elite Real Estate positioned to be one of the most highly demanded independently owned Real estate brokerages in New Mexico. John Castillo and Associates has been one of the top 3% teams in New Mexico for the last 6 years. John Castillo was recognized as the #1 Total Unit Selling Team for the entire Real Living Franchise for 2011 and 2012 as well as a top 10 award winner for 2008, 2009 and 2010. In addition, as a top 5 Award winner for the entire GMAC organization for 2007, 2006 and 2005. John Castillo was also a nationally ranked agent from 2000-2004. John attributes his success to his comittment to providing Premier Service second to none. John is a member of numerous Multiple listing boards throughout the state of New Mexico and has been a member of the Elite 25 and New Mexico Select groups for specializing in the higher end sales and listing of homes in the Greater Albuquerque/Rio Rancho market. John Castillo is a graduate of the University of New Mexico (BBA Accounting) and the Dearborn Real Estate Institute. Being Premier Service Certified, John has assisted many first time, move-up, and investor clients in achieving there goals of ownership. He also is obtaining his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation. John Castillo is a listing broker for Sage Acquisitions whom is the Asset Manager that lists and markets HUD homes in New Mexico.

John loves spending time with his wife Julie, son Jalin (24 yrs), and daughter Jayna (10 yrs). When not spending time with his family John enjoys, camping, wakesurfing, boating, golf, snowboarding, running, biking, softball and sand volleyball. In addition, John is a strong   supporter of UNM athletics especially Lobo football and basketball.

Whether it be a first time home buyer/seller, higher-end buyer/seller or working with an REO asset John is committed to making your Real Estate Experience a successful one!!!!!!!!!!!
Jonathan Ortiz is a vital member of the John Castillo and Associates team. Jonathan has an extensive knowledge of both buyer and seller representation. With the Southwest Elite Real Estate marketing plan and Jonathan's vast knowledge and experience whether you are buying or selling you are in good hands. Jonathan can be reached directly at (505) 363-8451 or JonathanOrtiz21@gmail.com.
Andrea Romero is a buyer/seller specialist for the John Castillo and Associates team in our Albuquerque, NM office. She has an extensive amount of knowledge with assisting buyers in meeting their real estate goals. In addition with the Southwest Elite Real Estate marketing plan and Andrea's expertise, she can assist you with selling your home as well. You can reach Andrea directly at (505) 610-6481 or ARomero1206@gmail.com.
Samantha Ismari is the Business Office Manager for John Castillo and Associates. Samantha assists with internet, social networking and customer service. In addition, Samantha is also a licensed NM Real Estate Broker and very knowledgeable with buyer and Seller representation.
The entire team is committed to providing Excellent Service and are valuable members of the National Award winning organization of John Castillo & Associates, Inc.