About Dreamcatcher Real Estate

Welcome to Dreamcatcher Real Estate in Taos, New Mexico. If you are looking for homes for sale in Taos, we have the best tools and services available that include searching the entire Taos MLS.  Work with professionals who have in-depth and intimate knowledge of the local Taos Real Estate. We would love to help you find homes and property for sale in Taos New Mexico!


The Dream Team of Taos Realtors

Welcome to Dreamcatcher Real Estate Company in Taos, New Mexico. If you are searching for a home, land or business, we have the best tools and services available in Taos. Let our experienced Real Estate Brokers go work for you!

When you choose to work with Dreamcatcher Real Estate, you are dealing with professionals who have in-depth and intimate knowledge of the local real estate and business scene and who appreciate the natural beauty and the rich cultural history of northern New Mexico. Contact us at anytime for information, advice or with a question on other Taos area resources.

(575) 758-3606 office
Pavel Lukes & Charlie


575-770-1116  (cell)

Pavel has over 45 years of real estate experience in 4 states. There is no other Realtor in Taos with more experience. Pavel has never sought any affiliations with America’s corporate real estate franchises. Instead, focusing on affiliation with the people and businesses of Northern New Mexico. Our Brokerage money stays in the local community.

Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Pavel is multi-lingual, a licensed pilot and certified ski instructor and most importantly Realtor, Builder/Developer. He began his Real Estate and building career in 1973 in Michigan, where he built more than 300 custom homes near Ann Arbor and Detroit. After moving to Southern California, he also practiced real estate and later was employed by J.M. Peters Company, a prestigious Newport Beach-based residential developer of high end homes.

Pavel's extensive knowledge and experience provide a solid foundation for Dreamcatcher Real Estate Companies and Dreamcatcher Building Services, Inc. Now, Dreamcatcher has become the #1 Boutique real estate company with a small but high powered and competent cadre of experienced real estate professionals who frequently outperform the franchised big guys who staff 3 times the number of Realtors.

Dreamcatcher’s commitment of service to clients is #1 and extends far beyond successful closings. It’s all about establishing relationships and being there for clients before, during and after a sale. Pavel’s expertise, coupled with a creative vision of Taos's future, became the driving force behind Pueblo de los Sueños (Pueblo of Dreams), a completed and sold out condominium project on Kit Carson Road. The project's success led to Suenos del Canon Condominiums, Casa Encantada Condominiums and Suenos de la Loma.  Dreamcatcher Plaza, Taos's first premier Office suites, is the home of Dreamcatcher Real Estate Co., Inc. and is also the reflection of Pavel's vision for new development.

In 2001, the Mayor of Taos appointed Pavel to the Town of Taos Planning Commission where he is still active. He was also a member of the Historical Preservation Commission.   These positions serve as the public’s acknowledgment of Pavel's commitment to the preservation and enhancement of the town's uniqueness, and his integrity. Pavel is credited with the highest residential sale to date, ($2,400,000) and with having single-handedly sold "Ski Rio", a 2700 acre Ski Area and snowboarder paradise and The Latir Ranch, a 6000 plus acre ranch and hunting retreat, to date the largest commercial/ranch sales in Taos Co. With such a track record spanning 25 years in Taos, choosing Pavel to represent your real estate objectives is more than just a safe bet that you will receive the highest degree of competence and knowledge of the Taos area real estate market.

In closing, no matter what brings you to Taos, Pavel & Dreamcatcher Real Estate is your first friend ready to not only welcome you but who will deliver while making your experience a joyful journey.

Melody Reese


575-613-0770  (cell)

Melody has an accounting and business management background and was a successful business owner, of a security service in Indiana, for over 20 years. She fell for Taos years ago after backpacking, on vacation, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and decided to move permanently. It was her home-buying experience here that also prompted a career change. "I knew my new home the minute I saw it. It had the character and feel I was looking for. There are no cookie-cutter homes in Taos; all are unique, with architectural design and construction distinctive to Northern New Mexico.”

As the Vice President of Dreamcatcher Real Estate, Melody manages and directs the company's marketing and brand imaging. She is most proud of her initiative on this recently redesigned and acclaimed website. Seller's and buyers alike appreciate its design, content and functionality. In addition to traditional marketing avenues, Melody is continually  researching the best venues in which to market Taos properties. "No longer will an ad in the local paper sell your home. We need to think outside the box and focus on global marketing."

Melody’s enthusiasm for her profession, plus an eye for detail, will make your home-buying or selling experience enjoyable and successful.

Bob Jacobs

575-770-1726 (cell)

As a long-term (39 years) resident of Taos County, Bob knows this area like few others. His local work experience includes 10 years with the U.S. Forest Service as a natural resource manager, 2 years of land surveying assistant, and 26 years in Real Estate Sales. His 39 years of living and working here have made him familiar with the width and breadth of Taos County. Client oriented, Bob's "Down to Earth" philosophy has been fundamental to his success: he works hard and enjoys the process of helping every client find his or her own very special place in Taos.

Bob is one of the Real Estate Communities' veteran Realtors and a top producer. Looking for Real Estate?

Call Bob on his cell phone (575) 770-1726 or at Dreamcatcher (575) 758-3606.


Associate Broker #51403

After doing some traveling, Salina came to Taos to work on small scale, sustainable farms. She studied Political Science, Spanish, Yoga, and English Teaching and afterwards lived in Virginia.

She spent some time abroad in Colombia and speaks Spanish. She enjoys tango dancing, reading, and exploring new places. She tutors English and is taking a Solar Tech class at UNM. She is excited to work alongside Qualifying Broker Pavel and  Associate Broker, El Bob, a dynamic team serving the Taos community.  She is looking forward to using her languages (Spanish, Italian, Hindi) to help a diverse and broad range of people. Currently working in residential real estate but with an interest in off grid, and “ecotiques".


Jeff Motsinger
Associate Broker #51715

After growing up along the beaches of Southern California, Jeff moved to Taos with his parents as a teenager.   He graduated from Taos High School then moved all over the United States following his passion as a Morning Radio Host.  After over 30 years in the radio industry, Jeff decided it was time for a career change and received his Associate Broker Real Estate License in 2018.

Jeff has been married to his wife Melissa since 2000 when they both decided to leave Taos to Colorado Springs, Colorado where they both worked in the radio industry.  They decided to move back home to Taos when they found out they were expecting their daughter Kaileigh who is now a Freshman High School.  

Jeff looks forward to sharing his love of Taos and showing you the beautiful properties that surround this magical town.  As Jeff likes to say, “We live in paradise”.

Dreamcatcher Real Estate Office Location
Dreamcatcher Real Estate Co., Inc.
515 Gusdorf Road - Suite #2
Taos, New Mexico 87571
(575) 758-3606 office
(575) 758-7377 fax

Dreamcatcher Sells Earthships!
Contact: Bob Jacobs
(575) 770-1726

We handle each client individually, taking time to learn about your particular needs and your vision of owning or selling property in this extraordinary region. We are licensed in New Mexico and Colorado.

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We found Pavel Lukes of Dreamcatcher very professional, energetic and focused… Wouldn’t dream (pardon the pun) of using anyone else for my future [real estate] needs...
— S.B., New Mexico
We would like to thank you for helping to make our dream of owning a vacation home a reality. The process of purchasing a home can be complicated and stressful, but from beginning to end, you made it a very pleasant experience...
— P.G. Duran
Dreamcatcher Real Estate readily provided names and contacts for attendant property ownership... Beginning anew in unfamiliar territory was made easy. Again, thanks Dreamcatcher!
— G.E. and S.M., Texas
From the first time we talked to you, through the closing and continuing to today, your help has been outstanding…
— J.H.G., Arizona
Thank you for all your generosity. Thanks also to your entire staff.
— Senator J.C., Louisiana
…thank you for all you did to help make our dreams into reality
— D.B., New Zealand
Dreamcatcher has been great for me… sold three of my houses and a piece of land.
— G.C., Taos

Julia Sumner

Associate Broker #51787
elaine@taosnewmexico.com 520-332-5419

Office Manager & Property Management

Elaine Taylor arrived in Taos in July 2017 with her husband (of 37 years) and their daughter.  Elaine was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. From 1994-2012, she and her family lived in Sarasota, FL.  For a short period of time, they lived in Charlottesville, VA and Sierra Vista, AZ. They have arrived home in Taos and enjoy the vast mesas, mountain ranges, rich history and culture, and the unique and beautiful architecture.

Elaine has a MA degree in Women’s & Gender Studies, a BA in Organizational & Interpersonal Communication, and an AA in Accounting and considers herself to be a lifelong learner.  Elaine is an experienced facilitator presenting topics that support professional and personal development. She has owned multiple businesses as well as worked in many different work environments. 

When Elaine is not managing the office, you might find her volunteering with her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop or at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Taos.  Or, you might encounter her and her family on a New Mexico trail hiking in the Land of Enchantment.  She is a long time scrapbooker and enjoys reading historical fiction and being spoiled by her husband.  Elaine classifies herself as a spiritual activist and enjoys blooming wherever she is planted. Currently she is a blooming New Mexican Sunflower.


Jennifer Rice Associate Associate Broker #52406

Jennifer introduced herself to the world of real estate when she remodeled and sold her first house in 1996. Buying, remodelling and selling houses in New England and New Mexico since then, she knows well the intricate

details that create a beautiful home.

In addition to flipping houses, Jennifer has almost 30 years as student and practitioner of holistic medicine, these days her primary focus is Ayurveda which is among the oldest of medicine traditions worldwide. She is a counselor and hands-on practitioner offering integrated guidance towards a well lived life.

A native to New England, it was during college at University of colorado at Boulder that she first fell in love with the Southwest. Returning to her roots and homesteading for 10 years with her young family in Vermont, she became intimately aware of the dramatic contrast in climate and landscape between the two. Due to the incessant craving for sunshine, tall mountains, and open spaces; she found her way to New Mexico in 2008 with her two children, two horses, and two dogs. In 2008, she ultimately settled in Taos. Jennifer still sneaks in plenty time for travel adventures with her family!

Utilizing her rich and eclectic education and history, Jennifer has both the care and experience to help you find your new Dream home.




Once upon a time, I was down on my luck, cold, hungry & really scared.  Thru no fault of my own and despite my devilish good looks, I had hit the skids, and it wasn’t long before I ended up in a shelter for the down & out…...  Just when I had given up almost all hope, my Mom & Dad saw my cute smiling face on www.petfinder.com .

Now, I am Baltazar the Great!  I am top dog at Dreamcatcher Real Estate.  Please let my Dad (Pavel Lukes) or my Mom (Melody Lukes) do for YOU what they have done for me…find you a warm inviting shelter..a place to call HOME.

When they do help you find your special home, they will donate  to Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos or to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to help provide for my brothers and sisters in fur.