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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in South Lake Tahoe stack up

Brent Johnson
Chase International
About Brent

Brent Johnson has been the #1 top producing Realtor in South Lake Tahoe since 2014 and was awarded the Best of Tahoe's "Realtor of the Year" in 2017. Brent doubled his nearest competitor in 2019 with 94 homes sold and over $56,000,000 in total volume sold. In 2018, he had 110 sales and over $59,000,000 in volume sold! This is over double the volume and triple the units sold as his nearest competitor! Being born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and having a background as a General Contractor has enabled Brent to be the most successful and one of the most knowledgeable Realtors in Lake Tahoe. I began my career in the building industry as a General Contractor. In 1999 I started a development company and began building "Spec Houses". After five years of amazing success in the development industry, I decided to shift gears and become a Real Estate Agent in 2004. I believe that starting out my career in the building and development industry has been the key to my success as a Real Estate Agent. I not only understand the building process, but the ins and outs of dealing with the local regulatory agencies. Specializing in Listings as well as working with Buyers for New Construction, Land Sales, Existing Home Sales, Fixer Uppers, and View Properties, I think of myself as a well rounded Real Estate Agent. I believe in working harder than anyone else in the business, and my knowledge, dedication, and hard work has allowed me to be the top producing agent for the last 6 years! South Lake Tahoe is my home and where I am fortunate to raise my three beautiful daughters Haley, Ashley, and Kayla. I enjoy working with both my buyers and sellers and have enjoyed meeting a lot of new people and making great new friends along the way! My full time assistant Janine Haden does an amazing job coordinating the escrow process, assisting with paperwork, and keeping our clients informed every step of the way. Our team goal is to to the extra mile and to make the home buying and home selling process as seamless and as enjoyable as possible!

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Single Family Home Transactions
92
Townhome Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Gregory Ochoa
Mountain Luxury Properties
About Gregory

Gregory is the founder of Mountain Luxury Properties and is one of the top producing agents in all of Lake Tahoe having sold over $150,000,000 in gross sales since 2016. According to STAOR MLS, Gregory ranked #2 in overall gross sales for 2019 and ranks within the Top 10 in overall gross sales since 2016. In 2002, Gregory's career began working as a real estate appraiser, then starting his own Real Estate Appraisal Company that he operated for 13 years. In 2006, Gregory acquired his California Real Estate Brokers license followed by acquiring his Nevada Broker Salesperson license. Gregory's passion for luxury real estate, innovative architecture, and green building concepts, eventually led him to become a successful developer utilizing progressive building techniques of his own. Gregory was born and raised in Los Angeles, he eventually headed to Northern California after earning a football scholarship to California State University Sacramento and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. During this time he developed his close connection to Lake Tahoe, eventually moving there in 2006. Since moving to Tahoe in 2006, Gregory has appraised thousands of homes all throughout Lake Tahoe. His expertise as an appraiser, developer, and CA/NV broker associate has given him a unique competitive advantage to provide unparalleled representation to his clients. Gregory's devotion to building relationships, advertising, marketing, and negotiating the best deals for his clients, has helped him quickly become one of Lake Tahoe's top-ranked real estate agents. Whether you're looking to buy, sell, or invest in luxury real estate throughout Lake Tahoe he looks forward to sharing his passion and market savvy with you.

Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
20
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Michael Keller
Keller Properties
About Michael

Michael Keller has been sold on Lake Tahoe for pretty much his entire life. Growing up spending weekends and summers in North and South Tahoe, he gained a love for the beauty of the area and for all of the activities that are available year round. Michael earned an associate’s degree from Lake Tahoe Community College before transferring to the University of California at Santa Cruz where he completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics. In contrast to many part time agents, Michael is very active in the local real estate market and community. Michael has over 15 years experience as a Realtor in the Lake Tahoe Area and starting his brokerage Keller Properties in 2006. In 2017 Michael was the top broker in individual sales volume and the top agent in sales over $1,000,000 in the South Tahoe MLS. With over 200 career transactions, and over $125 million in sales volume, Michael has the experience needed to ensure a smooth purchase or sale. Michael’s knowledge of economics, investment, and the local market are valuable assets for his clients who want to either maximize their return on a sale or make an educated purchase. Whether you are considering buying or selling a property in the Lake Tahoe area, start by contacting Michael Keller to find out how he can help. When he’s not working hard representing his clients, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife Siobhan and newborn son Anderson and being outdoors skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, flying, and boating on beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Condo Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
26
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Top Producer 2020
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Peter Erdody
Chase International
About Peter

Being a Realtor and a Licensed California General Contractor I understand what a home is about. I can help you understand the costs into remodeling or even building your dream home here in Tahoe. I enjoy helping my clients achieve their real estate dreams. I have the experience that will help you define the best solution to your needs and desires. My background in construction refined my sales and marketing talents. As such, I champion any opportunity to dive into a competitive situation and come out with a win for all involved. Be it in the business environment, or at home, where I dedicate endless hours to the Tahoe community as a volunteer and coach to my four kids I am determined to do what's best for all involved.

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"Peter was great. He helped me all the way from ideation to execution of the sell. He is very knowled..."

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Chris and Brooke Hernandez
Compass, Lake Tahoe
About Chris

For Chris and Brooke Hernandez, Tahoe has always been a way of life. Two lifelong locals who spent childhood winters on the slopes, you’d be hard pressed to find another team who knows Lake Tahoe quite like these two. A dynamic husband and wife duo with over three decades of combined experience, Chris and Brooke love helping others put down roots in the beloved community they call home. Bolstered by domestic and international connections alike, Chris was a member of the US Ski Team and skied on the World Cup before settling in Tahoe and earning his Broker’s license. Similarly, Brooke earned a bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State, but it wasn’t long before she was drawn back to Lake Tahoe by the pull of summers on the beach and winters in the mountains. Propelled by a passion for sharing the Tahoe way of life, the duo partnered in 2006 and never looked back. It’s no surprise that Chris and Brooke were tapped as founding members to take the helm at Compass East Shore, Nevada. Praised for their unmatched experience, unrivaled local insight, and unquestionably tenacious work ethic, the duo works diligently to deliver the ultimate client experience. Whether lakefront property or a second home at the Lake, Team Hernandez brings the same enthusiasm, accessibility, and transparency. Residing in the Zephyr Cove area with their two amazing daughters, Chris and Brooke feel infinitely lucky to live where the rest of the world vacations. When they’re not hard at work, you’ll find them enjoying all Tahoe has to offer….. skiing, boating, golfing, mountain biking, hiking… they know all the hidden gems. At the end of the day, no one knows your neighborhood like these two do. Trust Chris and Brooke to guide you home.

Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
8
Townhome Transactions
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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Edward Freeman
Pinnacle Real Estate Group Of Lake Tahoe
About Edward

I have been in South Lake Tahoe Real Estate since 2003 and have had a successful career serving the needs of buyers and sellers alike. My years of knowledge of the South Lake Tahoe real estate market, area and community has proven invaluable to my clients. Many of my clients are now my personal friends, as it is my philosophy that I am much more than just a real estate agent to my clients. I believe that getting to know the needs of my buyers and sellers is paramount and guiding them through the buying and selling process is just a part of my job. I regard “Being There” to help clients after the sale, if they need it, is an integral part of my job, that I relish. in the stressful and emotional process of buying a new home or selling a cherished old family home, I strive to achieve a level of comfort for my clients through offering my honesty, integrity, friendship and knowledge. This genuine approach to serving has resulted in satisfied clients and many friendships.

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Omar Galindo
Century 21 Real Estate Alliance
About Omar

I was born and raised in Redwood City. I am a current resident of the North Fair Oaks community of Menlo Park where I am raising my family. Besides real estate and family, my other passion is sports and I often find myself volunteering and or supporting youth sports events. Working as a real estate agent and helping people realize the American dream has become my passion since 2003. I have developed a deep understanding of the different communities that make up the wonderful Peninsula. This knowledge is a valuable resource that I am proud to offer my clients. During the 2008 “Real Estate Bubble” I was one of the very few agents in the Bay Area that became a specialist in negotiating Short Sales. It required a great deal of time and patience to learn the way banks work but my number one focus during this time was helping my clients avoid foreclosure. I helped hundreds of families settle debt and avoid foreclosure. I used unconventional methods to find bank contacts with top management authority. Having direct access to people with the authority to approve short sales and postpone foreclosures and was a huge benefit to my clients. I have helped hundreds of people buy and sell and no transaction has ever been the same. I love the challenges and often find myself negotiating some difficult deals. Buying or selling Real Estate is, for most people one of the most important investments of their life and my number one priority is to make this process effortless. I will work diligently to understand your goals and expectations and provide you with the most accurate information to your questions or concerns. If you are a seller, I will provide you with a full assessment of your home and give you access to my trusted and professional list of designers and contractors to help prepare your home for the market. You will be amazed at how small changes can have a big impact on maximizing your profits. If you are a buyer, my knowledge of the area is not the only valuable resource I can offer you. My experience working with many investors and contractors have given the opportunity to learn about the construction and building process. With this knowledge, I make sure my clients are well informed of any needed repairs and can rest assurance they will be getting the best property for the price. We have seen many changes in the Real Estate market these past 16 years. As a real estate agent, I make it my priority to stay informed with current laws and market changes. My clients deserve the best service and experience and that is my number one commitment to you. Thank you for visiting my profile. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you and helping you, your friends or family with any of your Real Estate needs.

Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
7
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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Colleen Manzer
RE/MAX Realty Today
About Colleen

Colleen has been CA licensed since 1989 & NV licensed since 2010.Colleen loves the Tahoe outdoor lifestyle and deeply cares about the Tahoe community. She loves to share her knowledge of the backcountry with her friends, family and newcomers that make their way to Tahoe. Her community involvement includes Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe. Colleen has been the chair of 2 critical committes for SISLT. She works on a family based team.

Single Family Home Transactions
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Kimberly Moore
Coldwell Banker McKinney & Assoc.
About Kimberly

I was born in San Jose California and lived in many places throughout my life including the California Coast and the Oregon Central Valley. After putting myself through Willamette University in Oregon and earning my bachelor's degree in Psychology, I achieved a few more of my personal life goals including wild-land fire-fighting and racing at Infinite Raceway. As a Bay Area Resident for most of my life, I know enjoy the beautiful area of South Lake Tahoe. I am familiar with the great opportunities this dynamic area has to offer and am excited to be able to share this information with you. I spend my days enjoying hiking & biking the many trails around Heavenly Valley while enjoying the beautiful lake during the summer months. South Lake Tahoe is just a few hours from the Bay Area and really offers a great get away from the hectic schedules. Buy in South Lake Tahoe and use it as a second home and or a vacation rental. I am here to help you get started!

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Brandie Griffith
Realty World Lake Tahoe
About Brandie

I am Brandie Jordan Griffith. I have been a long time resident of South Lake Tahoe, spending nearly 15 years at the top of Kingsbury Grade! Currently I am living the dream out in Meyers and continuing to renovate the coziest spot on Earth. I am the mother of five children, three of which are now adults, two school age and two grandchildren. I continuously teach the next generation about stewardship and preservation, hoping that they will pass this on to their own. Our family lives an extremely active lifestyle, which makes Tahoe the perfect place for us! We love to run, ski, bike, hike, paddle and whatever else that keeps us outside the longest. Through us runs a deep appreciation for nature and wildlife. After being a stay-at-home mom and homeschooling my children for 13 years, I decided it was time for a change. Through buying and selling South Lake Tahoe real estate as an investor, I developed a desire to help others navigate the process. I decide to team up with Realty World Lake Tahoe and make it happen. You will find that my knowledge of the area is first rate! I have a fantastic Facebook page called " Lake Tahoe Homelife" that highlights local events, real estate and lifestyle. You will also find a plethora of useful information and blog posts on my website, BrandieGriffith.com. Please take some time and check these out as they tell volumes about me, my interests and values. With a reputation of pouring my heart and soul into everything that I do, you can rest assured that with me as your representation you will be cared for every step of the way. Entering into any real estate endeavor can be both stressful and confusing...I will carefully guide you through with honesty, integrity and professionalism. Building relationships is where it is at, listening to the client's needs and leaving them with a feeling of confidence that the transaction could not have gone any better. Let my years of experience work for you!

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Single Family Home Transactions
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TIC Transactions
0
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  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Find your perfect real estate agent in South Lake Tahoe

Why you need a top real estate agent in South Lake Tahoe, CA

In South Lake Tahoe, in general, homes sit on the housing market for 112 days. Out of the 507 active real estate agents, the average agents only work with 88 properties while the top 3% of agents work with 546. See how top real estate agents in South Lake Tahoe compare on other aspects of the real estate business.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller’s agents in South Lake Tahoe sell 1.9x more homes, and close 1.6x quicker. With a top agent by your side, you’ll save $110,703 more than with an average agent.

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Top Buyer's Agents

When you hire a top South Lake Tahoe buyer’s agent, you’re getting the highest level of experience: They help 80.8% more buyers than the average agent, and save buyers $72,893 more.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
1 stars

Top real estate agents in South Lake Tahoe score an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical South Lake Tahoe agent who scores only 1.0 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in South Lake Tahoe and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in South Lake Tahoe?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in South Lake Tahoe?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in South Lake Tahoe, CA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in South Lake Tahoe?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in South Lake Tahoe to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in South Lake Tahoe is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in South Lake Tahoe?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in South Lake Tahoe work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a South Lake Tahoe real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in South Lake Tahoe to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare South Lake Tahoe real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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