About our real estate firm 

 

Welcome to Marfa Vista Real Estate. Our firm is devoted exclusively to property transactions in Marfa, TX. We feature homes, commercial property, and land for sale as well as property management. Our focus is helping you with all of your property needs in Marfa, whether you are looking for a home to buy or sell , by offering you the highest degree of individualized service and complete confidentiality. In depth knowledge of the market trends and transactions allow us to price your home accurately for the best chance of selling in a timely manner and maximizing your profit. The Marfa market is unique in West Texas having a much more international clientele and art savvy buyers that have made Marfa a destination with a very wide appeal. Navigating and understanding this market is our specialty. We look forward to helping you with your real estate inquiries in Marfa.

Mary Farley
Owner/Broker/Sales

432-295-3301
917-485-8823
marykfarley@mac.com

Christy Miller
Sales
720-224-4844
christy_r_miller@hotmail.com 

Peggy O'Brien
Property Management
860-671-9033
peggy@soundadvisors.com

 

About Marfa

 

Located on a high plateau in the upper range of the Chihuahuan Desert, Marfa has many of the cultural offerings that one would expect to find in much larger cities presented against a back drop of exquisite natural beauty, vast dramatic skies and a wonderful climate. Marfa Vista’s broker/owner, Mary Farley, came to Marfa eight years ago from New York after hearing about minimalist Donald Judd’s installations in Marfa. The unexpected yet perfect marriage of minimalism and Marfa’s austerely beautiful frontier town mesh to provide a delightful area devoted as much to art and cultural pursuits as it is to maintaining a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to enjoy the surrounding landscape and laid back vibe. The structure of the houses reflect this sentiment with clean lines and a stately simplicity. Marfa has become an artworld mecca for those seeking a more direct experience with art as well as a place that is a quiet and discreet get away destination. Museums, a top notch bookstore, as well as great food, has drawn many visitors back to Marfa repeatedly as their favorite spot to get away from it all. Let us help you to find your perfect spot in town in an old adobe or a piece of land where you can site your own custom Marfa home.

 

 
 
 

About Our Team

Mary Farley

Broker/Sales Director

Moving to Marfa for a temporary sabbatical in 2004, I quickly became enamored of the town and the stunning landscape of the high desert. Having worked in the art business in New York for years, Marfa was a easy fit. Buying an old adobe compound near the center of town and beginning renovations started an interest in real estate in Marfa that began my career as a licensed real estate agent. I opened Marfa Vista Real Estate in 2013 to specialize in Marfa properties and to provide long term management services through the company. Having extensive experience in all aspects of Marfa real estate transactions, I can help you correctly price, sell and negotiate purchases. Buying and selling real estate in Marfa is a unique experience and we are here to try and make that experience a professional and pleasant one.

After completing my undergraduate work in fine art at the University of Texas, I moved to Manhattan where I worked in the art world in various capacities for many years. Having always had an interest in psychology, I decided to pursue a graduate degree in forensic psychology from John Jay Criminal Justice College as well as a graduate degree in clinical social work from NYU. I worked with a forensic clientele in a private clinic in Manhattan. After working in a capacity as a therapist and supervisor in a clinic setting, I started to transition to private practice. At this point I decided to take a break and spend some time in Marfa before settling into a full time practice. Needless to say the charms of Marfa prevailed and Marfa has become my primary residence.

Christy Miller   

Sales

Christy practices real estate both in Marfa, TX where she built a custom container home and in Denver, CO where she’s rehabbed multiple residential and commercial properties. She also manages short-term and long-term rental properties. Her background in financial systems consulting ensures that her real estate clients get the detail-oriented attention required during a process as significant as the purchase/sale of a home.  

 

Peggy O'Brien

Property Management/Sales

Peggy is originally from New York, most recently the Northwest Corner of Connecticut and is happy to call Marfa home. With a background as a transactional attorney in the recording, television and theater industries, Peggy has experience with negotiation, conflict resolution and closing deals. Post-New York City, she founded Edible Views, LLC in Salisbury, CT and grew organic produce for private estates and chefs.  She interfaced with farm and business managers, supervised crews and maintained crops, records and planting schedules.  For the ten years prior to moving to Marfa in 2016, Peggy founded and managed Sound Advisors, a high-end estate sale and liquidation business.  Client and customer relations, contract, inventory and financial administration were added skills that were useful tools she brought with her when she helped to launch Hotel Saint George in Marfa in 2017.Peggy is interested in contributing to the diversity of the community through education, sustainable use of land and natural resources and employing mindful strategies as the City continues to evolve.