Erika Okinga

Erika Okinga is a driven perfectionist who lives to deliver the best possible service. Erika, the Mom, has raised a successful young man and has set records in managing investor owned properties since 2007. Additionally, Ms. Okinga selectively assists buyers and sellers around the Las Cruces area.  Erika has approached each of these opportunities with exactly the same approach: she won’t rest until she has learned the best way to do it and is relaxed only when the required skill sets are mastered.

In California, Ms. Okinga worked closely with several real estate appraisers. After moving to Las Cruces, she obtained a New Mexico Real Estate License in 2009 – adding a Qualifying Broker license, and SRS (Seller Representative Specialist) and RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert) designations. In 2015, the owners of the 1st Valley real estate group agreed that Ms. Okinga should open a new brokerage; and Morningstar Legacy was launched. Looking back, Erika reflected: “I have been working diligently on building a solid reputation for this business by selectively working with buyers and sellers in and around the Las Cruces area. Along with my sales expertise, I also offer over a decade of experience in property management.”

Her clients agree: “Erika was recommended by a friend. She was easy to work with, helped us hone in on a good selling price, suggested any staging we should do, and presented our house well in all advertising. Bottom line we were under contract in 19 days. She was very organized and made sure everything moved along smoothly to a final sale. I would and have recommended her to some of my friends who are putting their houses up for sale.” And her other reviews on Zillow read very similarly.

Erika has yet to have an unsatisfied client – the result of her drive to provide unparalleled service – and many of her former clients are now good friends. Her Zillow reviews are all 5 stars. When Morningstar Legacy adds additional brokers, they will have a Qualifying Broker who will expect the very best effort from them; and they too will provide the best quality, professional service.

See What Erika's clients are saying about her

  • Bought a Vacant Land home in 2019 in Las Cruces, NM.

    Erika was amazing to work with, while buying my first house. Very knowledgeable and professional. She always got back to me with questions I had in a very timely manner. After finding the perfect house ... Read more of this review

    Author: Zillow Uers NickShattuck9
    Date: 08/29/2019
  • Sold a Multi Family home in 2019 in Las Cruces, NM.

    Erika had us on her hands for three back-to-back sales of our property. The first 2 did not come to closing through no fault of Erika’s. She just kept getting the property back out there without delay ... Read more of this review

    Author: Zillow Uers kathyrwooten
    Date: 02/18/2019
  • Bought a Condo home in 2017 for approximately $150K in Las Cruces, NM.

    Erica handled the purchase our condo in Las Cruces in November 2018. She was very helpful and a joy to work with. She followed up quickly, and kept the process moving smoothly. Read more of this review

    Author: Zillow Uers hallcheryl225
    Date: 02/05/2018
  • Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Las Cruces, NM.

    Erika both sold our home and found us the condo of our dreams. She goes the extra mile for clients. She researches the neighborhood and prices your home to be in a competitive marketplace. She is the ... Read more of this review

    Author: Zillow Uers tonyandedde
    Date: 01/29/2018
  • Sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Sonoma Ranch South, Las Cruces, NM.

    Erika was recommended by a friend. She was easy to work with, helped us hone in on a good selling price, suggested any staging we should do, and presented our house well in all advertising. Bottom ... Read more of this review

    Author: Zillow Uers labbag
    Date: 06/10/2017
  • Bought and sold a Condo home in 2017 in Las Cruces, NM.

    Erika worked very hard on our behalf keeping us informed every step of the way during our recent transaction. She's very attentive to detail and keeps things moving. Also, Erika has a fun personality ... Read more of this review

    Author: Zillow Uers zuser20160504212356128
    Date: 03/28/2017
  • Bought a home in 2017.

    Erika helped us coordinate a nontraditional transaction that was a bit complicated, she was very understanding, helpful and patient with us to get our deals done. We had a tight deadline to meet exchange ... Read more of this review

    Author: Zillow Uers user48867678
    Date: 03/28/2017
  • Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Las Cruces, NM.

    Erika was always cheerful and helpful. We had a couple of false starts with homes - the seller wouldn't negotiate or after reading the contract it wasn't what we wanted. She offered insight to help ... Read more of this review

    Author: Zillow Uers jkbreden
    Date: 02/14/2017
  • Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Thomas Village, Albuquerque, NM.

    Erika Okinga is smart, thorough, and totally dependable to help a buyer/seller to work through the process. We had problems with a sale that stemmed from errors by the title company and a bank. Erika ... Read more of this review

    Author: Zillow Uers tkraft77
    Date: 11/17/2016
  • Bought and sold a home in 2016 in Sonoma Ranch North, Las Cruces, NM 88011.

    in-depth knowledge of listings and local market trends; keen eye for details and assertive negotiation skills favor clients' financial gains; admirable work ethic coupled with punctuality translate into ... Read more of this review

    Author: Zillow Uers xuanchob4
    Date: 10/14/2016