Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, a leader in Lake Tahoe real estate brokerage is pleased to announce the offices of McCall Realty in Zephyr Cove, Nevada and South Lake Tahoe, California have joined Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty. McCall Realty has been a South Lake Tahoe industry leader since 1981.
“Joining forces with the industry’s leading real estate brand and organization will help us to provide an even higher level of service to our established clientele,” the former owner of McCall Realty Thane McCall said. “We are thrilled to welcome Thane McCall and his team of 55 sales associates to our organization. We look forward to supporting them in delivering our powerful package of Sotheby’s services to their long time clients. McCall Realty’s longstanding reputation of excellence and local expertise further strengthens our firm’s Lake Tahoe presence,” President of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty Peter Strand said.
Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty serves the Nevada and California side of Lake Tahoe, with offices in South Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Zephyr Cove, and Squaw Valley. The firm is part of Majestic Realty, which owns and operates Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty serving metropolitan Denver, Boulder, Breckenridge and Vail Valley, Colorado, and Summit Sotheby’s International Realty serving Park City, Deer Valley, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The combined firm has 400 broker and support staff associates, and in 2013 will close over 4,000 transactions valued at nearly $3,000,000,000.
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Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty calls upon community members and businesses to participate in a clothing drive for Reno-Sparks’ Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet through December 31.
This week kicks off the clothing drive for Good Shepherd’s as the Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty food drive for Project MANA comes to a close. The food drive produced about 300 pounds in food donations and $300 dollars in monetary donations.
The Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet helps over 28,000 people annually, and the organization is in constant need for clothing, funding, and other invaluable donations their budget can’t accommodate. The main goal of Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet is to provide clothing to the needy, but the organization also provides baby items and hand-made stockings to children who would otherwise have nothing during the holiday season. Visit www.gsccreno.org for a list of most needed donation items and additional information.
Donations to the Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty clothing drive for the Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet can be dropped off at any of Sierra Sotheby’s three office locations: 570 Lakeshore Boulevard, Incline Village; 1750 Village East Road, Suite 63B, Olympic Valley; or 210 Elks Point Road, Suite 102, Zephyr Cove.
SSIR is also slated to launch Sotheby’s Cares, a fundraiser where agents donate a portion of their commissions in a lump sum to a charity of their choice at the end of the year.
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Lake Tahoe locals and visitors alike need not look far for things to do on Thanksgiving weekend. Another popular date for savvy holiday shoppers falls between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, known as Small Business Saturday.
Shoppers are encouraged to make their purchases at local small businesses this November 30, rather than making out of the way commutes to shop at large corporate businesses or perform on-line purchases. Benefits of Small Business Saturday include potential for great promotions and discounts, and shoppers can also find a variety of unique gifts from small boutiques. The occasion gives shoppers incentive to check out storefronts they may not usually shop at, as well as be able to give one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artisans. Last but not least, Small Business Saturday encourages support and recognition of the entrepreneurial spirit.
There is no lack of small business options all around Lake Tahoe, with many popular choices in Truckee, Tahoe City, The Village at Squaw Valley, the Village at Northstar, and Heavenly Village. Handmade candy, clothing boutiques, athletic apparel and equipment shops, Lake Tahoe souvenirs, art galleries, and interior design studios are a few of the many shopping options to be taken advantage of this Small Business Saturday.
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We are reminded to practice gratitude and generosity as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. An article from Inman News takes the charitable mood of the season a step further by posing the question: What would our lives be like if we could express this level of thanks every day?
Let us reflect on the power of expressing thanks even during the most difficult life lessons. For example, consider how business has potential to improve by identifying the value in lessons learned from difficult clients, or the trials and tribulations of the business itself-and also remember to be thankful for the experience? Also consider the most profound of life’s lessons, such as losing a loved one. If we can navigate our way through grief and find reasons to be grateful for life lessons, perhaps we can more easily overcome life’s other challenges and adversities?
The power of this approach helps us to find gratitude for challenges as well as for the smallest acts of kindness. The act of giving and the gratitude expressed in return create a mutually beneficial transaction. Apply this concept when dealing with an angry client. Rather than also becoming angry, consider thanking the client for pointing out issues. This provides an opportunity to identify solutions, and a positive attitude goes a long way with clients who are frustrated. Use this approach during stressful times, identify lessons from the situation, and remember to be grateful for the learning experience. The simple act of expressing gratitude empowers us to shift to a positive state of mind.
Don’t forget about small acts of kindness. Make it a priority to remember the importance of giving back and perform an act of kindness each day. We have countless opportunities to give back to others each day through recognition and gratitude, as well as material contributions. An act of kindness is as easy as thanking someone for customer service with a smile and eye contact, acknowledging a colleague for their hard work on a project, showing appreciation for past clients, remembering the sick and elderly, or giving an item to someone who needs it more.
We must also take time each day to be grateful for the abundance of good health, family, and home that already exists in our lives. If we take a moment every day to remember what we’re grateful for, it can set off a positive chain reaction in every situation we face.
Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty invites the Lake Tahoe community to join us in a collaborative act of gratitude for the abundance in our lives with donations to our Project MANA food drive. Make a donation today at our Incline Village, Zephyr Cove, or Squaw Valley office.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, and thank you for reading.
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Sotheby’s International Realty Chief Operating Officer, Dave Carson, worked in international business before he joined Sotheby’s in 2006. Carson got his introduction to the real estate industry while tasked with selling off non-operational commercial property assets during the Enron scandal.
Carson says he enjoyed the competitive nature of real estate transactions, especially in developing countries. His work experience also provided him the opportunity to live in a number of different countries and enjoy many cultures.
Sao Paulo, Brazil, is among Carson’s favorite places to live but he found it to be challenging from a business perspective. The scenery and festive culture made for an exciting lifestyle, and Carson says having his children grow up in that environment was rewarding.
The best advice Carson says he’s received during his career is to take calculated risks and embrace change. Carson says he believes the stress of relocation and facing new professional challenges are outweighed by the new experiences and perspective that accompany, and that significant life changes can result from the pursuit of opportunity.
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We proudly welcome Peter Strand as President of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty. Strand will oversee day-to-day operations and take charge of expanding the firm’s Lake Tahoe presence.
Strand boasts more than 20 years of residential brokerage management experience including a background in independent technology consulting. Strand brings with him a proven track record in managing and growing businesses, with past experience in leading a large multi-office brokerage from $6.5 million in commissions to $11 million in just over two years.
“Attracting Peter Strand to lead our Lake Tahoe company reflects the strength of our local and international organization, and the appeal of the Lake Tahoe lifestyle. He brings strong leadership experience and the capacity to further grow our company into a dominant market position. In the three years of our ownership, the firm has increased its business by 720% percent. It’s a combination of our excellent broker and support staff associates, and the very strong Sotheby’s brand and network presence in California and major feeder markets to the Lake Tahoe area,” say Scott Webber and Thomas Wright, managing partners of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty.
“I am thrilled to join the Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty team. It is an opportunity to be associated with a company that offers a combination of great people and the industry’s leading brand, all perfectly suited for our Lake Tahoe clients. With an eye on the value we offer, I intend to continue to build an environment that allows our people to flourish,” Peter Strand said.
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Reno recently made number nine on Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live.
Livability.com analyzed data on over 1,700 US cities with a focus on mid-sized cities with population between 25,000 and 350,000. Quality of life priorities were derived from a demographically-balanced survey.
Livability rates America’s best places to live and visit by assigning a LivScore based on economics, healthcare, housing, social and civic capital, education, amenities, demographics, and infrastructure. The LivScore rating is generated using the four guiding principles of access, affordability, choice, and utilization. The highest score was a total of 646, with Reno’s score at 631.
Some of Reno’s most notable qualities include quick commutes, natural amenities, and culture. Additionally, home prices are low with the median home price at $142,330, while the scenic landscape offers the option for gated communities and sprawling high-end homes with ample privacy.
Lake Tahoe is less than an hour drive from the ‘Biggest Little City in the World’ Reno, Nevada. Reno offers a wide variety of outdoor activities as well as fantastic metropolitan amenities. Contact one of our local experts to find out more about the tax-friendly state of Nevada and living in Reno-Tahoe. Contribute to the conversation using #SierraSothebys and “Like” our Facebook page in order to receive instant updates.