Sean Nielsen Tours Lake Tahoe with Sierra SIR


Sean Nielsen visited our affiliate office, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, for a tour of the Lake Tahoe area in Truckee, California, and caught up with Kaili Sanchez, one of their top producers, to chat about the real estate trends they forecast for summer.

Here’s a re-cap of their conversation:

Sean Nielsen (SN): Is summer your selling season in Tahoe or do sales tend to slow until winter?

Kaili Sanchez (KS): Summer heats up the sales in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee! As the temperature rises, everyone comes to play in our stunning backyard! With temperatures in the mid 80's... this is summertime utopia. There is something for everyone no matter what age you are!

Every year we see an increase of sales during our summer months. This year we have also seen a considerable amount of new construction flying off the market. Lahontan, Schaffer's Mill, Martis Camp and Grays Crossing home sales are reflecting the desires of summer home ownership on Golf Course neighborhoods. With easy access from the local Truckee airport, people can come for a few days, a long weekend or weeks at a time to enjoy their Tahoe oasis. To increase their enjoyment, Truckee has approved several new commercial artisan construction projects and more grocery stores to accommodate how popular Tahoe and Truckee has become.

SN: Do most clients prefer waterfront on the lake or do they gravitate toward golf course getaways?

KS: All lakefront properties are moving quickly, and people are ready to stake their claim on gorgeous Lake Tahoe. There have been only a few properties on the market that have a private dock or boat lift and those do not last long... Who doesn't want to spend all summer on the boat soaking up the picturesque landscape of snow studded alpine mountains and sandy white beaches!

SN: Other notable market trends?

KS: This year's trend so far?? Come to ski—until July 4th—boat, play and then never leave. We have more and more people buying their primary home here and then commuting to work a few days a month while working from their new Tahoe home. It is all about quality of life... and telecommuting makes their dreams a reality. We don't see this trend ending anytime soon and the sales are showing the same thing!

Kaili also shared a fabulous golf course listing she is currently representing, which backs the 17th fairway of the Shaffer’s Mill Championship Golf Course.

The home is located in one of the most desirable and private lots in the subdivision. Designed by MWA architects and built to perfection, step into elegance and prestige in a timeless and comfortable mountain contemporary finish and floor plan. Crafted to perfection with a spacious kitchen dinning and great room, bonus media room, four en suite bedrooms and three-car garage.

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