Community Table with Acclaimed Chef Michael Tusk


29Aug 2014

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Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud sponsor of the 2014 Parasol Community Foundation Community Dinner to be held September 5, 2014 at Shakespeare Ranch located in Tahoe’s historic Glenbrook community. This exclusive evening features a four-course dinner prepared by James Beard Award winning chef Michael Tusk, the chef and owner of two of San Francisco’s most critically acclaimed restaurants Quince and Cotogna.

Highlights:

  • One-of-a-kind Live Auction items including a San Francisco Chef Experience for 10 with celebrity chef Michael Tusk and Las VegasExperience for 4.
  • Wine Wall Raffle including priceless donations.

The evening benefits the Parasol Community Foundation, a non-profit public charity that is dedicated to supporting the Lake Tahoe region – now and into the future.  Parasol is dedicated to making charitable giving more meaningful, by supporting quality programs provided by local non-profit organizations and by providing community leadership on emerging issues.

 

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Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Leadership of Bob Wheeler to Incline Office


26Aug 2014

Bob NewIncline Village, NV (August 25, 2014) –  Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the addition of real estate broker, Bob Wheeler, to their leadership team as the new Managing Broker of their Incline Village office. “Bob Wheeler brings a high level of Senior Brokerage Management experience to the Sierra Sotheby’s family.  Having worked with Bob over the years, I can say that his best attributes will fit well within our organization…he’s fair, level-headed and on top of the fast paced technology advances in the Industry.”  Says Vince Scott, Sierra Sotheby’s Incline broker.

A Retired Chief Master Sergeant, in the USAF after 20 years of service in the prestigious special operations Pararescue division, Bob Wheeler received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Airman’s Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal along with numerous additional military awards and accolades.  Wheeler also received a Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, a US Navy Scuba DIVER badge, is jump master qualified and was designated team lead for many military operations.

Wheeler’s extensive background within the real estate industry includes 31 years as a Nevada licensed real estate professional since 1993, and owner of Wheeler Associates, Inc. in Incline Village from 1986 to 2001. He has represented clients with real estate transactions in excess of $700 million of residential, multi-family, commercial and vacant land.

Having been recognized as Citizen of the Year for Incline Village/Crystal Bay Chamber of Commerce, Bob has been an active member of his cherished community for many years. When not assisting his clients and fellow brokers, this grandfather of six spends his off hours with family and golf, a sport he has been addicted to since moving to Incline Village in 1965.

As Wheeler takes the helm of the Sotheby’s Incline team, Vince Scott will be stepping aside from his role as Managing Broker, where he has made immense contributions, to pursue significant development projects within the Reno/Tahoe area. “I’m passionate about development projects that are green, energy efficient, give back, are timeless and add value to the community, says Scott. “I’ve found that private money investors and institutional investors, lenders and partners are more demanding than ever which means that success these days, in this market, requires 100% focus. In addition to my continued relationship with Sierra Sotheby’s, I’m excited to transition my energy into a large project currently in the pipeline.”

Wheeler looks forward to his continued relationship with Scott, and guiding his fellow associates to reach their goals with his dedication, talent and drive. Bob Wheeler can be contacted through Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, at (775) 832-4900, or via email at bob.wheeler@sothebysrealty.com.

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty® local brokerage offices enable sellers and buyers to find representatives experienced in offering exceptional homes in Lake Tahoe.  The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 720 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide.In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Tahoe Lifestyle Open House Event


13Aug 2014

All properties open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact your Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty broker today for more details.


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Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty’s Lifestyle Tour


11Aug 2014

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Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty’s Lake Tahoe Lifestyle Tour 2014 Offers Public Rare Glimpse of World-Class Luxurious Living

Incline Village, NV (August 4, 2014) – Well-appointed and luxurious living is the overarching theme of Sierra Sotheby’s  International Lifestyle Tour set for 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2014.  Open to the public, this year’s tour showcases exquisite architecture and beautiful landscapes that will inspire and awe.

From award-winning contemporary estates, to one-of-a-kind waterfront properties, this is a tour unlike any other. The Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty brand represents the most extraordinary properties across the Lake Tahoe and Truckee region, and this year’s Lifestyle Tour opens the doors to an incredible portfolio of viewing opportunities such as 825 Lakeshore Drive, a custom lakefront home featuring stunning views, an extraordinary wine bar and one-of-a-kind craftsmanship throughout.

This year’s tour showcases 35 luxury homes around Lake Tahoe and Truckee, giving attendees an insider’s view of these exclusive properties. Saturday’s tour will also feature two electric boats docked at the 183 Yellow Jacket, Glenbrook, Nevada property. Both the SCARIB Solar-Electric Yacht Tender and KONA 17 electric speedboat will be on display.  Zero-emissions and 100 percent fun, these clean sportboats are modern throwbacks to the carefree boating days of the past and definitely worth checking out. For a quick overview, map and additional details, visit Tahoeopenhouseevent.com

Peter Strand, President of Sierra Sotheby’s, said, “These homes represent some of the finest living within the Lake Tahoe area. They are destined for generations of happy moments and fond memories.”

The homes feature gourmet kitchens, master suites, exquisite indoor/outdoor entertaining spaces, wine cellars, beautiful bars, luxury baths, and much, much more. These high-end masterpieces are filled with designs that spark your imagination. Whether for the home you own – or want to buy, you’ll find inspiration on this year’s Lifestyle Tour.

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty continues to be the leader in the luxury real estate market Sotheby’s agents Jean Merkelbach and Lexi Cerretti were recently recognized on the The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Inc.’s The Thousand, a summary of the top one thousand independent real estate agents and teams in the entire United States.

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty® local brokerage offices enable sellers and buyers to find representatives experienced in offering exceptional homes in Lake Tahoe.  The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 720 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide.In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

For more information, visit www.sierrasothebysrealty.com, search #SierraSIR on Twitter, “Like” us on Facebook, and call one of our offices: (Squaw Valley) 530-581-1800; (Incline Village) 775-832-4900; (Zephyr Cove) 775-588-7710, (South Lake Tahoe) 530-494-7600; (Tahoe Donner)530-587-3505. Sotheby’s International Realty listings are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival ramps up for 2014 with support from Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty


7Jul 2014

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This year’s Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival comes to the Sand Harbor State Park shore July 11-August 24, with William Shakespeare’s As You Like It as the featured production of the summer.

Other performances featured throughout the summer include the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra’s Broadway on the Beach: Bravo Broadway, Chautauqua: Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, Sierra Nevada Ballet: Swan Lake at the Lake, Reno Jazz Orchestra: Bring Me the Funk of James Brown, Tahoe Players: Sweeney Todd, a soul music performance by Brooker T. Jones, and enjoy a spectacle of visual artists, dance, storytelling, and live music during the Trails and Vistas World Concert.

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud sponsor of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and is featuring the event in an in depth editorial in this summer’s publication of Tahoe Legacy, out on display lake wide as of the beginning of July. Also check out Tahoe Legacy to get a promo code for a discount on event admission.

“Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is exactly the kind of event we love to align ourselves with, it offers so many aspects from superior performance theater to educational opportunities for young actors. It brings not only our community together but visitors from all around,” President of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, Peter Strand said. “There is nothing like attending an outdoor theater performance at Sand Harbor’s venue, and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”

Event sponsorship is a crucial aspect in order to continue the company’s 42-year legacy of outdoor performance theater in Lake Tahoe, as well as efforts to nurture the budding talents of young actors through the D.J. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, InterACT Workshops, and Midsummer’s Camp.

For more information about this year’s Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival performances, learning opportunities for young actors, to make a donation, or to purchase tickets, visit www.laketahoeshakespeare.com, and “Like” their Facebook page www.facebook.com/LakeTahoeShakespeareFestival. Look for their editorial in Tahoe Legacy magazine in all Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty office locations, in racks lakewide, and at www.sierrasothebysrealty.com.

The Sotheby’s International Realty® organization began in 1976 to provide clients estate disposition services and representation of extraordinary luxury real estate throughout the world. Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty® local brokerage offices enable sellers and buyers to find representatives experienced in offering exceptional homes in Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit www.sierrasothebysrealty.com, search #SierraSIR on Twitter,“Like” us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, check out our blog at www.tahoerealestatediary.com and call one of our offices: (Squaw Valley) 530-581-1800; (Incline Village) 775-832-4900; (Zephyr Cove) 775-588-7710, (South Lake Tahoe) 530-494-7600; (Tahoe Donner)530-587-3505.

Luxury Home Marketing and Buyer Sales Strategy trends in Reno-Tahoe


3Jul 2014

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty’s Randy Roesch recently completed a luxury home marketing training offered by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, as well as a sales strategy study conducted by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors in response to the growing need for high-level real estate marketing demands in Reno and Lake Tahoe.

The Luxury Home Marketing course covered such topics as demographics of the affluent,  lifestyle segmentation, trends and amenities in today’s luxury home product, and creating a marketing plan for the multimillion dollar property. The course was taught by Laurie Moore-Moore, President of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and author of the book, Rich Buyer, Rich Seller! The Real Estate Agents’ Guide to Marketing Luxury Homes. Lifestyle Marketing currently plays a major in the Sotheby’s International Realty global marketing campaign.

“The course is a step towards earning the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation which The Institute awards internationally to sales professionals who meet performance standards in the upper-tier residential market,” said Moore-Moore. “Randy Roesch is an example of a sales associate who works to hone special skills and competencies necessary to provide exceptional service in the fine homes and estates marketplace.”

Roesch has been in real estate for over ten years and specializes in Luxury Golf Lifestyle Properties, with a focus on the ArrowCreek community and Incline Village. Roesch launched the ON PAR Advisor this spring with his partner, Phil Reed, in an effort to meet the growing needs of marketing Luxury Golf Lifestyle Properties. The ON PAR Advisor is a seasonal report on market performance and ArrowCreek news. Since the launch of the ON PAR Advisor, Roesch and Reed have had newly listed properties under contract in just days.

“The Luxury Home Marketing training provided new insight about the upper tier market. The course helped me polish my skills and provided valuable networking contacts with other agents across the country who specialize in luxury properties,” Roesch said. “In addition, I discovered new and creative tools for promoting expensive homes and estates and new resources for finding buyer prospects. Home buyers and sellers will benefit from my new knowledge.”

Roesch also recently completed a highly specialized course in residential real estate buyer sales strategies conducted by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors. The course is one in a series of professional education sequences required to qualify for the coveted Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation.

“The growing importance of negotiation as well as sales strategies in today’s residential real estate market were addressed by the instructor in this course,” Roesch said. “The many varied needs of the buyer, who is making what is probably the single largest purchase of a lifetime, are dealt with in this advanced course.”

The segments of the course included counseling techniques, understanding human behavior, and professional knowledge of the required steps in the real estate sales sequence.

The Council of Residential Specialists Courses are presented throughout the U.S. in affiliation with the National Association of Realtors, as part of its on-going program of promoting the professionalism of the residential sales associate.

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty® local brokerage offices enable sellers and buyers to find representatives experienced in offering exceptional homes in Lake Tahoe. The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 13,000 sales associates located in approximately 670 offices in 49 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated. For more information, visit www.sierrasothebysrealty.com, search #SierraSIR on Twitter, “Like” us on Facebook, follow us on Pinterest, check out our blog at www.tahoerealestatediary.com and call one of our offices: (Squaw Valley) 530-581-1800; (Incline Village) 775-832-4900; (Zephyr Cove) 775-588-7710, (South Lake Tahoe) 530-494-7600; (Tahoe Donner)530-587-3505.

 

 

Fourth of July Weekend Open House Event


24Jun 2014

Independence Day Open House Event

Contact your Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty broker today for more details.


249 Granite Chief

249 Granite Chief Road, Olympic Valley, California 96146 | $5,450,000
Open Saturday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  
Hosted by Jeff Hamilton 530.412.2645


762 Lakeshore

762 Lakeshore Blvd., Incline Village, Nevada 89451 | $3,995,000
Open Saturday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM    
Hosted by Jeffrey Corman 775.339.1144­


1589 Sandy Way

1589 Sandy Way, Olympic Valley, California 96146 | $1,590,000
Open Saturday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  
Hosted by Bill Murphy 530.386.1533

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Boice O’Neal Realty merges with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty


29May 2014

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Tahoe Donner, California office of Boice O’Neal Realty. Boice O’Neal Realty has been a Tahoe Donner and Truckee industry leader since 1979. Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty now has offices in Tahoe Donner, Squaw Valley, Incline Village, Zephyr Cove, South Lake Tahoe, and will open its new Truckee office this summer.

Former owner of Boice O’Neal Realty, Bill Whitehead, will remain at the Tahoe Donner office as an agent with his team, the Whitehead Group, along with his wife, Darla Whitehead, and their partner, Nina Clifton. Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Jeff Hamilton, will be the broker of record for the Tahoe Donner office. Hamilton is also the managing broker of the Squaw Valley and South Lake Tahoe offices, as well as the future Truckee office.

“Boice O’Neal has had the largest volume of the Truckee market share for over 25 years. The merger of Boice O’Neal Realty with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty is an ideal alignment of high level business philosophy,” former owner of Boice O’Neal Realty, Bill Whitehead said. “For a time, we wanted to keep corporate image and structure at arm’s length. However, we’ve found a hybrid conformation of business models with the corporate style that the Sotheby’s brand has to offer through top branding, high level materials, and high standards for marketing and advertising campaigns while priding ourselves in attracting top agents from every competitor town.”

Boice O’Neal Realty has been dedicated to educating clients about Tahoe Truckee communities so buyers and sellers can make informed real estate decisions. Truckee, Tahoe Donner, Donner Lake, and Donner Summit are situated at the heart of a dynamic recreation area, with high quality school districts, emergency facilities, and the Truckee Chamber of Commerce’s committed support of the community’s businesses are a few aspects that characterize the growing area.

“I am very excited to welcome, and have the privilege of working with Bill Whitehead, the sales associates and employees from Boice O’Neal’s Tahoe Donner office. The Tahoe Donner team will now be able to leverage the power of the Sotheby’s brand and the unique marketing tools we offer toward providing home sellers the best marketing available and reaching buyers worldwide. This combination of companies provides Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty another step toward offering our services across the entire Lake Tahoe region,” Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty President, Peter Strand said.

“Truckee has transformed in the last 40 years to a world-class area with bigger, well planned developments, such as Tahoe Donner, Lahontan, Martis Camp, Northstar, and Gray’s Crossing. We want to position ourselves to those high-end communities, and we believe that our knowledge and experience combined with Sotheby’s branding will result in the largest market share of the communities we serve,” Whitehead said.

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty has office locations in the Lake Tahoe area including Squaw Valley, Incline Village, South Lake Tahoe, and Zephyr Cove. The Sotheby’s International Realty® organization began in 1976 to provide clients estate disposition services and representation of extraordinary luxury real estate throughout the world. Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty® local brokerage offices enable sellers and buyers to find representatives experienced in offering exceptional homes in Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit www.sierrasothebysrealty.com, or call one of our offices: (Squaw Valley) 530-581-1800; (Incline Village) 775-832-4900; (Zephyr Cove) 775-588-7710; (South Lake Tahoe) 530-494-7600, (Tahoe Donner) 530-582-6111. 

Memorial Day Weekend Open House Event


20May 2014

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Saturday May 24, 2014 and Sunday May 25th, 2014 Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR) will host an open house weekend featuring exclusive properties in and around the Lake Tahoe area. The event will allow homebuyers a chance to discuss the unique buying opportunities currently available with SIR’s qualified team of experts.


1901 Delta Street, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

1901 Delta Street, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150 | $510,000
Open Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Jill Moffett
+1 530.318.6835
+1 530.494.7600
2247 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150


114 Vesper Court, Stateline, Nevada 89449

114 Vesper Court, Stateline, Nevada 89449 | $1,499,000
Open Saturday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Beate Meiring
+1 775.901.2255­
+1 775.588.7710
210 Elks Point Rd, Ste 102, PO Box 1370
Zephyr Cove, Nevada 89448

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Incline Star Follies Comes to Incline Village for 15th Year


2May 2014

Being part of a bigger picture sometimes brings things into a sharper focus. When our community comes together for the Incline Star Follies and for the educational needs of our children, we achieve two very important things: unity and pride. These are indeed important accomplishments,” – www.inclinestarfollies.org.

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The Incline Star Follies wrapped up another entertaining production last week to raise funds for the Incline Village, Nevada, school system of Lake Tahoe. The show is a family cabaret produced by over 150 volunteers who donate their time to be show organizers, cast, and crew members. Students, teachers, administrators, and community members take to the stage to ‘lip-synch’ great songs and dance their hearts out. All proceeds raised from this exciting event remain in the Incline Village community and benefit the needs of local Incline Village Schools. In its first ten years, the Incline Star Follies raised more than $800,000 dollars for the benefit of the children and staff of Incline Elementary School, Incline Middle School, and Incline High School.

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“Star Follies is really a huge community event that benefits the schools of Incline Village in financial donations and provides kids a venue to express themselves that they wouldn’t have otherwise. Plus, it’s a lot of fun,” Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty agent Bruce Soli said.

Bruce has participated in Incline Star Follies for eleven of the event’s fifteen-year tenure and he and his wife, Sandy, are also proud event sponsors.

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For more information about Incline Star Follies, visit www.inclinestarfollies.org. Contact one of our local experts to find out more about living in Lake Tahoe. Contribute to the conversation using #SierraSothebys, #SierraSIR, #LakeTahoeLuxury, and post a comment on our Facebook page.