Ed, You were always available, so gracious with your time and knowledge. I am sad that you left so soon. You will be missed. Sending prayers to your daughter Rachel who you were so proud of and loved so much. Peace always. Maria
Way too soon, my friend. You always were ahead of schedule with your work. And now your ahead of schedule for the last time. Those of us who knew you don't even have a clue of how much we are going to miss you.
I am honored to have known Ed and to have called him a friend. He was a kind, gentle and generous spirit. If Ed had a passion it was to live life to the fullest - in absolutely everything he did. I am still shocked and saddened to know that a man with so large a spirit has died. I did a ride up US Hill last Sunday, as we did so many times, and felt you were right there with me Ed.
Deepest condolences to his family.
I mostly knew Ed through my motorcycling friends . How Ed lived and rode was quoted by Critic Robert Hughes " motorcycle riding is defined as an odd mix of aggression and vulnerability , requiring a degree of both abandonment and intense focus . " We'll miss you Ed .
I extend my sincere sympathy to Ed's children and siblings. If regular mention of you in casual conversation was an indicator, you were often in his thoughts.
I have deep gratitude for the opportunity to have learned firsthand from this gifted, knowledgeable and talented man. Ed Adams was driven to succeed and demanded nothing less than perfection from himself. His incredible ability to exceed everyone's expectations while simultaneously pouring time, energy and effort into a career for which he was passionate made him a most remarkable individual. Life was exhilarating and every waking moment was utilized, every encounter savored.
From all walks of life, throngs of people have expressed their pleasure and the honor of calling Ed their dad, their friend, mentor, colleague or acquaintance. Somehow, someway, he left an indelible mark upon many. Our love, admiration and appreciation for this outstanding individual is unanimous. Without doubt, Eduardo's spirit will live on in the many lives he touched, including my own.
Job well done, my admirable friend. I salute you, Mr. Adams. You encouraged and challenged me; taught and counseled me. You have been and will continue to be an inspiration. I raise high my glass in a requisite toast remembering and appreciating what developed into a dear friendship, your unwavering loyalty to clients, service to your profession and your masterful skill and passion for your craft. You led by example. You had a never-ending thirst for knowledge as well as a passion for accuracy and meaningful analysis. Purposeful discussions, like your appraisals, were supported with thoughtful analysis from multiple perspectives. You were dedicated and hard working with unmatched focus, determination and stamina. You refused to stagnate, but wanted instead to continually grow. You never stopped learning. Your spontaneity and Pied Piper-like, infectious enthusiasm will never be forgotten. I can affirm that your influence upon me has been significant and your impact will be everlasting.
Like the chorus of voices heard exclaiming in unison, I feel a profound loss in your passing. You left us abruptly and we stand in shocked silence, incredibly saddened at the prospect of having to say good-bye far earlier than seems just. To those of us left behind, it is a cruel turn of events to lose you. The time has come for the torch to be passed. Your voice has been silenced, but your incredible spirit shines bright and your joy of life and your can-do attitude will continue to bring out the best in all of us and inspire confidence to go forward.
I can definitely hear you saying, "Well, there you have it! March on. Be well." Thank you, Ed. Sincere and heartfelt thanks and appreciation, again and again.
Ed was a good friend and cycling partner who renewed my interest for the sport. He always pushed me but never tried to beat me. A good friend who I miss.
Ed: Our class of ten regional third directors joined the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors in January, 2009. Now our wonderfully close group--like brothers and sisters--have been sorely diminished by Harmon Garrin's passing in June of 2011, and now, of all people, you.
They say everyone is special, but you really are, in many ways.... The ray of sunshine after two or three days of grinding meetings, the famous smile and humor; most of all your legacy of hard work, focus, and example-setting which always kept the rest of us honest.
We will lean on those rich memories and examples forever. Thank you for being there for us, and our condolences to your family and associates.
Ed was always a joy to talk to and willing to share his knowledge.
Just as the sun sets, the rays that illuminate are impermanent.resonate in our being as Love.It is the deepest darkness that holds the Brightest Light. Happy Trails~ Edward..
Ed, May you rest in peace. You were always friendly and made people feel welcome in your home. You passed way to young. Darin Manly, Wells Nevada
Ed, what will we all do without you? Thanks for your quality work, your generous spirit, your oversized heart. We will miss you professionally and personally, and in so doing celebrate your big life.
Loved your sense of humor and entertaining conversations. You will be so missed. Annette - El Meze Restaurant
Ed was for many years a trusted and valued friend, always a bright spot in my life. I have been so taken aback by his death, miss him terribly and my heart goes out to his family. Carol Neelley
I have worked with Ed for the 17 years, and I was so saddened to hear about his passing. He was the ultimate professional, and he was always gracious in discussing the always changing market in Taos. He will be missed.
Ed raised the bar for residential appraisals in Taos when he arrived in the mid 90's. We had a good conversation, catching up in late July, about an appriasal matter in Taos. He never forgot anything !!!
Thinking of you the day after your 61st birthday. I always referred to you as "my favorite curmudgeon" who told us in 2007 that the real estate market was going to crash - what did you know?. I loved your tell-it-as-it-is style and the times that you calculated square footages for me. I will miss your generosity and friendship as will many.
Dear Ed, Thank you for the years of working together, your help and assistance, and the many lively discussions about the market. I am sorry that I cannot thank you in person. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rest well.
Eduardo, (as I had fondly called you, we moved here the same year from the same part of California and our bond only grew stronger. Now, I can only thank you for the memories of skiing, biking, drinking and dining, brainstroming, flying..... Thank you for being in my life looming large, now, leaving a void of similar size.
To say the entire community is in shock is an understatement. I know Ed will be missed by many. A good guy taken way too soon. RIP Ed.
Knowing Ed for as many years as I had, I am sad. Ed was alive with enthusiasm in his sports and his career. Who can I razz on the slopes now and pester for those comps?!
I had the priviledge of serving with Ed as Region VIII directors for the Appraisal Institute. Ed had integrity, tenacity, a wry wit and passion but with heartfelt compassion and a fun loving spirit. We always had fun at AI meetings. New Mexico and Texas appraisers have lost a great advocate. My condolescences to Rachel and the rest of Ed's family-he loved you and was very proud of you.
It's been a week and I'm still in shock. I will always be grateful for our marriage and friendship all these 31 years. To say he was a wonderful father to my daughter doesn't even come close to summing it up. Gone too soon, Ed. I will miss you always.
Ed was my dad, and I miss him so much. Thank you so much to everyone for all of the great memories and kind words. Ed was kind, generous, funny, sweet, smart and always there when I needed him. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories Ed, I will cherish them always.
Ed was my dad, and I miss him more than anyone could know. He was generous, smart, sweet, and kind. I was so lucky to have him, and I will have a hole in my heart forever. Thank you Ed for everything!
Ed only joined our firm about three months ago, but he had already become a valued member of the "family." His professionalism, his rolicking good humor and his kindness will be missed. His loss is both personal and professional to me. My condolences to all who loved Ed.
I am very saddened to hear of Ed's passing. Ed was a good friend as well as a business associate. I always enjoyed our conversations, listening to his vast knowledge of the real estate market as well as just about everything that went on in our community. You will be greatly missed Ed. My heartfelt sympathies to your family, and especially your wonderful daughter, Rachel. My thoughts and prayers are with you Rachel during this time of great loss. RIP Ed.
Tina Montoya, Taos, NM.
Ed Adams did the appraisal on our home in Abiquiu.
My husband Miles,Realtor also did business with him.
He was a very nice man, truly sorry for your loss.
Martha and Miles Fairris
I served with Ed on the Appraisal Institute National Board of Directors for the past four years. He was a dear friend, a trusted colleague, a true professional that always spoke with passion and reason. I know I speak for the entire board when I say his presence and his wisdom will be sorely missed.
I knew I could depend on Ed to give me his educated opinion on just about any topic we would engage in. We spent many hours in conversation over the years. He gave the best hugs ever...always made me smile. RIP Ed you are missed and will always be remembered fondly.
Sincerest Sympathies to Ed's family.
Ed, your death is not only a profound loss to our community, but to me personally. You were a good mentor and friend. Your leadership, generosity and kindness were unmatched and you will be missed. You worked hard, played hard and you were still pursuing your goals even in your 60's. You were an inspiration to so many people. I have spent the last week crying over the news of your death. Tomorrow, October 3rd, is your birthday and I will probably shed a few more tears. Very soon I will get over the shock of your death and start celebrating the person that you were. Good bye my friend.
Ed lived his life in overdrive,chasing-speed,be it on wheels or on skis. certain to love a challenge or thrill. generous to all, brilliant,& loving.A big O'l huggable bear,to Mina & Selena,they saw right through to his Tender Heart.You are Missed,forever, Etched in My Heart,My voice now silenced by the Tears....may we Celebrate your Life.
Love and sympathy go out to Elyse and the family. I knew Ed as a fierce friend and a full participant in life. He will certainly be missed!
We'll miss you so much Ed! Loved our conversations and your advice and knowledge (and sense of humor!). Love, Melissa Naylor
Ed was a great professional and a personal friend. I am shocked at the news of his passing. I will always remember and treasurer his friendship. My deepest sympathy to his family, specially Rachel. May God bless all the family.
Mike Martinez Taos, NM
I admired Ed for his tireless energy, generosity of spirit, and consummate professionalism. Lead the way, Ed. I still owe you a beer. Bob
He was a great resource for the brokers here in Taos. He will be missed.
Ed was a great business acquaintance and a wonderful person. He was a vibrant soul. Knowledgeable and always wanting to make sure we all were "in the know" about how do conduct ourselves in our industry as professionals and upright human beings. His level of excellence and personable demeanor will be sorely missed.
My best wishes to him on his journey and to his family.
As related to me Ed walks into People's Bank and announced,"the worlds greatest appraiser is here!" And so he is. Enjoyed talking and working with you. Gonna miss you, your humor Ed.
Ed was not only a good friend in the real estate business but also a tender and compassionate man, we shared many conversations and a lot of laughter over the years. Ed you will be missed,
Ed served his region and the Board of Directors of the Appraisal Institute with integrity and diligence. We will miss the wit and wisdom Ed contributed to our deliberations both at the board table and in the halls on breaks. God rest his eternal soul.
I rode motorcycles with Ed for years-a very passionate and determined man.
What a sad loss...waaay too young, too many miles yet to go..we are all short changed. RIP Ed...Nancy Diamond & Brad Flinders