Realtor Of The Month: Meet Chris Ortega

RE/MAX First

A native of Los Alamos, I attended Aspen Elementary School and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1991. After high school I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton and 29 Palms in California.  

Continuing my time in California, I attended college at University of Southern California in Los Angeles where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

My family began in California, where my two daughters, Meagan and Jordyn were born. Realizing I wanted to raise them in my hometown of Los Alamos, we moved back in 2003.

I began appraising real estate in 2003, both independently and then with Los Alamos National Bank. Fifteen years of appraising has given me extensive knowledge into the real estate market here in Los Alamos.  

In 2014, I decided to extend my real estate knowledge into buying and selling. I became an Associate Broker at RE/MAX of Los Alamos (now RE/MAX First) in 2014.  

In 2016, I was presented the opportunity to purchase RE/MAX First. This was a big step in my life and has turned out to be a wonderful decision for myself and my family. I cherish the time I spend working with the amazing RE/MAX First family and look forward to what the future holds for each of us.
Chris Ortega lives in Los Alamos with his wife Kristy and their 7-year-old daughter Olivia. His two eldest daughters, Meagan and Jordyn Ortega reside in Albuquerque.

To contact  Ortega directly, call 505.412.3665 or email at

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