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Buying a home in the mountains is about more than just size and structure. It is about realizing your dreams, seeing yourself in this location, and watching your life unfold in a magical place. 

Owning a home in this area can be an incredibly rewarding experience, offering you a gateway to unlimited recreation and relaxation. Working with an experienced agent who understands what each community can offer you, and who can educate you about the buying process in the Tahoe/Truckee market is paramount. 

There are many aspects of the homebuying process that require explanation and education. For example, gaining the basic knowledge of how the season’s will affect your home, and how the location will determine what you have immediate access to are just a few items that may impact your search process. The more you know, the better prepared you will be to make that final decision on which is the right home and location for you. 

This is where I come in, offering you the guidance, information, and assistance that only a qualified, experienced real estate professional can provide. 


My 35 plus years living my own dream here allows me to offer you the insider tips, and deep knowledge that only a long time local can provide. Whether your passion is skiing, boating, or architecture, I am equipped to create a buying tour for you that will exceed your expectations.


Here are a few items to be aware of before and during your search:


Do the math and establish your purchasing power 

This is key to knowing where to look, and what type of property you can afford. Meet with a lender and establish your reach. Once you have chosen a lender, get yourself pre-approved. This is vital in our competitive marketplace and will put you ahead of the competition. 

If you are an all cash buyer, make sure you have access to your funds when needed.


Commit to working with a strong buyer’s agent 

Choose your representation wisely, it will affect many aspects of your purchase.

Working with a strong negotiator who has an intimate knowledge of the market will make your purchase smoother and will help guarantee you are getting good value for the money you are spending. 

The strength of the agent to agent relationship is paramount in securing good communication for your offer, especially in a competitive market. I am a well respected agent who has built a strong rapport in the realtor community. The relationships I have built will help you in negotiations, and to complete your transaction in the cleanest manner possible.


Start Looking

I can help you get set up on a premier buyer’s platform. The process of familiarizing yourself with the market is vital so you can begin to educate yourself about price points, quality of homes, and what is offered at different sales prices and locations.


Ask yourself how will I use this home?

Knowing your objectives with this home will help you to narrow down things such as location, winter/summer access, and proximity to doing the things you love, even if that is just watching a sunset over the lake.


List your priorities and be prepared to make some compromises

Make a list of the top 5 features you want in your home, and rate them on a scale of 1-5. What can you give up? What can you not give up? Bring that list with you when we head out to view homes.


I look forward to helping you find success and realize your dream of home ownership in this beautiful place.


For additional information on how I can help you find the perfect Tahoe/Truckee Home, please contact me directly.
I would love to share my vast knowledge of this area and what it can offer you.

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