Billie first came to Santa Fe in 1945 to live with her aunt and uncle in Tesuque until her father finished his tour of duty in the Army Air Corp at Roswell, New Mexico. Billie's paternal grandparents owned Newby's Cash & Carry, one of the first lumberyards in Santa Fe, with mills in the Truchas and Penasco area. It is natural that Billie has such love for the building business as her father was a wonderful craftsman and loved building and making furniture. At the age of 12 and in the seventh grade at Harvey Junior High, Billie went to work for Mutual Building & Loan (Century Bank) as a file clerk, taking payments, recording deeds and taking documents to the attorney and title company offices. This was Billie's introduction to the real estate world, and she knew someday her profession would be in this field.

Billie has been a full-time Realtor since 1972. In 1974 she opened her own company, Sloan Realty, located across from La Fonda Hotel just off the Plaza. Billie learned very early the importance of service, listening and actually hearing what her buyers and sellers were saying. Billie's expertise includes all price ranges of residential real estate. She believes real estate is a serious business and every transaction has far reaching effects. She will approach each individual's real estate needs with the expertise a buyer or seller should expect from a professional. A designated Graduate of Realtors Institute (GRI), Billie is committed to her profession to be as knowledgeable, honest, professional and service-oriented as humanly possible.

During her 40 years in the real estate business, Billie has been active in the local Santa Fe Board of Realtors as President, Vice President, Chairman of the MLS Committee, Advisor to the Board, 1978 Realtor of the Year, Regional Vice President and State Chairman of Keep New Mexico Beautiful, and she has served on several committees for the above and the New Mexico Real Estate Commission. In 2012, Billie received the Santa Fe Association of Realtors Lifetime Achievement Award.

Billie loves Santa Fe for the feeling it provides of being at peace both with oneself and the world, as if the city were an island. She loves the multiple cultures of the different and interesting people that make the city truly the City Different. It is her pleasure to be associated with Sotheby's International Realty.