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About Dan Spano

 

dan-photo-curved-2I was previously the owner and broker of Paradise Real Estate and recently merged my company with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty. I absolutely love, breathe and eat real estate!  I find great satisfaction in helping my clients achieve their real estate goals. It’s not about the transactions, its about the people which is my favorite part of real estate.

I take pride in providing excellent customer service and I want you to feel good about referring me to your family and friends.  Professionalism and integrity is very important to me. I am certified in “Director’s Role in Professional Standards” with the California Association of Realtors.

I’m honored when people choose me to represent them in their real estate transactions.

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Reasons to work with me:

  • I’ve lived in South Lake Tahoe for over 30 years and know the area extremely well.
  • Active member on the South Lake Tahoe Board of Realtors
  • A member of the South Tahoe, Northern Nevada and Incline MLS.
  • Past President of Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club
  • Past President of the Lake Tahoe Business Referral Network
  • Experienced negotiator
  • Professional business ethics
  • Honest
  • Operates with Integrity
  • Excellent Reputation
  • Knowledgeable
  • Assisted by a highly experienced Assistant/Transaction Coordinator and Real Estate Team.
  • Enjoy making profits for my clients
  • Number one goal is to be “Referable”

 

Recent Reviews

 

September 12th, 2016- “Quite simply, we couldn’t be happier with Dan. He is not only an outstanding broker but also a person of exceptional character. His extensive knowledge of the Tahoe basin and his insights regarding each community allowed us to quickly identify the areas that were a good fit for us and ultimately to prepare a competitive offer on our new home. What really impressed us was Dan’s involvement after we entered escrow. We encountered several issues including inaccurate property line records, funding delays, TRPA regulations and more. He remained patient and reassuring through it all and never lost confidence in the ability to close the transaction. In every event, Dan immersed himself in the issue and engaged his extensive network of community resources to resolve the issue. Throughout it all, he maintained the confidence of the sellers and their agent despite several extensions of the escrow period. If you want to purchase a home in Tahoe, you should talk with Dan.” – Al

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August 23rd, 2016- “My wife and I recently sold our home in San Jose in order to move back up here to my childhood home, South Lake Tahoe, CA. I left after I graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1978. I couldn’t wait to leave Tahoe and make my mark on the world! After 38 years in the bay area, I wanted nothing more than to move back here! The bay area was nice and a good place to make a living, but nothing beats Tahoe! The only problem, after a 38 year absence, I had no more connections up here. My wife and I started frantically looking for a quality Tahoe realtor. I knew nothing about the local market. After asking around and doing a ton of research, we found Dan Spano. He was an absolute godsend! I was a building contractor in the bay area for nearly 30 years and have dealt with so many different people and countless business owners, so I have a pretty good B.S. meter! Dan was so refreshing because he’s the exact opposite of most salespeople, who I commonly refer to as a used car salesmen. He returned every one of our calls/texts promptly and followed through with every single thing that he said he’d do! Sadly, that’s seems to be extremely rare these days! I’ve never done one of these referral requests before, but I didn’t hesitate (although it took me much longer than it should have…..moving’s a nightmare!) when his office asked me to. I highly recommend Dan Spano for anyone in need of a real estate broker/agent in Tahoe!!” -Dale and Dawn

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August 23rd, 2016- “Dan Spano was a pleasure to work with. He was able to get $20,000 over asking even though asking price was a little low. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a quick sale.” -Jesse 

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July 30th, 2016- “Dan was recommended by another agent, from another area, after doing some research to find the best agent in the Tahoe area to handle our needs. Based on her findings she recommended Dan and what a great job he and his staff have done.. We listed with Dan and the house sold the first day on the market. Dan walked us through the whole process and stayed engaged until escrow closed. We feel blessed and lucky to have Dan and his staff on our side. He made a sometime complicated and stressful process a simple and pleasurable one. Dan would be on top of my list if I was asked to recommend an agent in the Tahoe area.” -Bud and Patti

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June 27th, 2016- “I highly recommend Dan for your real estate needs! Dan was instrumental in helping us close the deal on our home purchase! Dan is extremely knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. Dan is a true expert in the real estate market in Lake Tahoe. Dan is also a fantastic negotiator and works very hard to protect the interest of his clients!” – Michelle and Brian

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April 27, 2016 – “If there were 10 stars to give, we would! Dan made the process of buying a home easy with his experience, expertise and advice. Most critical to working with a realtor, not once did we worry about making a wrong decision – Dan repeatedly demonstrated trustworthiness and we had full confidence he worked for our best interest. Dan kept us informed during every step (ours was a complex transfer of ownership) and focused on the benefits of finding the right house that will to be our family’s home. Yes, he is very patient but more importantly, he was our touchstone to what mattered most to us as we made choices. The most unexpected and valuable piece of information we want to share is that Dan has continued to stay engaged even after the transaction completed. We now have a new home and a new friend. We would very highly recommend working with Dan. ” – Liz and Brad

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February 18, 2016 – “Dan was with us all the way through the selling process. He advised us on pricing and changes to the listing as appropriate. He made suggestions about how best to prepare the home for showing and aggressively marketed the home. He successfully negotiated the final selling price with the buyer and their agent. Dan’s knowledge of the Tahoe area is second to none. I highly recommend him!”  – Leigh and Leola

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February 8, 2016 – “Dan Spano was amazing to work with on the sale of our home. The transaction process was so smooth due to Dan’s attention to detail and helpful assistance. He was always available when we had questions. Dan was so honest and professional throughout the whole process. I look forward to future  dealings with Dan. I highly recommend Dan for his professionalism and commitment to detail.” – Valorie

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November 20, 2015 – “We could not have hoped for a more trusted, thorough and professional realtor than Dan. We purchased a new construction home in SLT while we were living in the Bay Area. Dan was our eyes and ears during this transaction which was invaluable as being absent buyers. Dan also helped facilitate upgrades to the home and yard that we wanted to make and the results were perfect. If we ever purchase another property in SLT it will be with Dan. We highly recommend him to all buyers and sellers in SLT.” – Evan & Dr. Kelly

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October 9, 2015 – “Dear Dan:   I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciated you and your office’s assistance in selling our family cabin in South Lake Tahoe this Fall.  Although you were dealing with two different family members as sellers, and I live in Southern California, you were able to keep the process smooth and constantly moving forward.  As a lawyer I am all too familiar with all the things that can go wrong with a California real estate transaction, particularly in a resort area.  Thank you again for your prompt, professional handling of our sale.” – Patricia A.

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September 30, 2015 – “Dan was not only a pleasure to work with in selling our Tahoe home but made the transaction painless!  Very attentive to details that matter while prepping. I highly recommend his services as a real estate agent in the Tahoe area -he knows how to get the job done. Thanks Dan for such a great experience”Sheila E

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September 2, 2015 – “Dan’s website and aerial tour of lake front Lake Tahoe were excellent. Allowed us to understand characteristics of the different lake front neighborhoods. We had very specific criteria and Dan listened well, sourced the market and found 4 properties that met our requirements. When we arrived in Tahoe, Dan was prepared and well organized. He was efficient and very respectful of our time. In the course of three days, we made two offers. Within in two days, we had an accepted offer at a price that exceeded our expectations. Dan is honest, personable, hard working and very knowledgable. We would recommend Dan without hesitation.” – Jeff G.

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July 23, 2015 – “We knew Dan from a previous home purchase a year earlier. We found a home and wanted to see it. Dan was not the listing agent, but he jumped right in and showed us the house. He worked all the kinks out of buying a beautiful 68 year old lake front cabin on Lake Tahoe. He arranged inspections (many), also got bids on repairs and helped us get a good price. We were able to close in 2 weeks. He was energetic and made time for all the little things that came up. We heartily recommend him and his office” – Robert S.

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July 18, 2015 – “I used Dan when I both bought and sold my house. During the buying process he was very patient and really got to know us as a couple. He was up front, honest and wanted to find the right house for us. When selling he was on our side the entire time and we had full asking price within four days of listing. Dan is a fantastic realtor and a great guy who really cares. We called him several times as new home owners just to ask questions and he was always there for us.” – Britton

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June 13, 2015 – “Dan Spano was an amazing asset during our recent real estate transaction. He was diligent, knowledgable and calm throughout the entire process. He was in constant contact with us and always willing to answer any questions we had. His hands on efforts created a sense of trust and assuredness, ultimately resulting in the sale of a home we loved so we could purchase a home that truly fulfilled our dreams. I highly recommend Dan and the staff at Paradise Real Estate.” – Kimberly

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June 4, 2015 – “What I liked most about Dan Spano and his team at Paradise Real Estate was that even though I wasn’t a million dollar buyer, I was still treated like one. He made the whole experience so easy and simple even though I was traveling almost the entire time. I would recommend Dan to anyone who wants the BEST agent in Lake Tahoe”  –  Loren

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May 8, 2015 – “For California or Nevada Lake Tahoe real estate assistance or representation you will NOT find a better qualified, more professional, attentive or competent real estate team than Dan Spano and his group at Paradise Realty/Tahoe. We give Dan our highest recommendation and caution readers NOT to consider any other real estate professional if Dan and his team are available” – David and Lisa

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May 4, 2015 – “We just closed on a property in Zephyr Cove, NV yesterday. We started looking for a second home in the Lake Tahoe area over a year ago and even though we live in San Diego, I received almost daily e-mail notifications from Dan, keeping us informed about properties coming on the market. From the moment my husband and I met Dan, we were impressed. He was friendly without being pushy and clearly had our best interests in mind during our search. Once we found the property we wanted, he very professionally and competently handled the entire process – from negotiating a fair price to helping us close escrow. Dan and his lovely wife invited us to their offices yesterday for a celebration. They truly made us feel at home and welcome in this beautiful place. Just as impressive as Dan’s real estate expertise is his willingness to suggest professionals who will assist in our renovation project. We would recommend Dan without any reservation and feel fortunate we found him!” – Collette and Ric

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April 27, 2015 – “Dan (and everybody at Paradise Real Estate, including Ms. Daggs) is excellent! We could not have dreamed of a better team to help us buy our house in Tahoe. Dan is honest and very helpful. He understands exactly what his customers want. He made buying a house painless, kept in constant contact with us throughout the whole process and is still following up on our satisfaction and happiness! Look no further for an agent!” – Caroline 

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April 27, 2015 – “Dan and his team provided us with excellent service. He does not try to sell you a house at all cost; instead, he helps you find the house that you want at a reasonable price. He is very professional and efficient, yet friendly. He made the whole process seem easy, quick and painless. He also provided us with a lot of contacts (plumber, roof specialist, inspection specialist, etc.) who were all excellent at their job.” – Matt

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December 14, 2014 – “Dan is a true advocate for his clients in the home purchase process. He goes above and beyond before and after escrow. We were a part of his email list for a few months and really appreciate the level of detail on listed properties. Once we found a property we wanted to see, Dan met us with research and deep local knowledge in tow. He made the offer and negotiation process as painless as possible and ensured that no stone was unturned during inspections. The best part – he is still in active contact with us after close to ensure that any post-escrow repairs get done and to be our extra set of eyes on the property when we are away. In addition to being a seasoned agent/broker in Tahoe, he has an awesome team and expanded network of subject matter experts. We are so fortunate to work with him! He is honest and his wanting to help in any way possible comes from a genuine place. He treats us like close friends instead of clients and we know that he is in for the long haul. And that is what sets him apart from the rest.”  –  Teresa and Maulie

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November 29, 2014 – “We don’t currently reside in the Tahoe area. When we looked for a realtor to assist us our primary consideration was to find someone who had extensive knowledge of the area. We also wanted someone who was willing to carefully listen to what we were looking for (and just as important what we wanted to avoid). Since we weren’t in a hurry to purchase we wanted someone who was willing to be patient as we searched the available properties. Another important factor for us as remote purchasers was to find someone well versed in modern communication methods like the internet, email, text messaging, etc.

We found Dan to be an ideal fit for us. Dan has lived in the Tahoe area for a long time. He understands the details of the various neighborhoods. He was also willing to spend as much time showing us properties as we wanted. We found his knowledge of the pros & cons of the properties we toured to be very useful. His website was superior than many of the others in that it is organized by neighborhood. It allowed us to save specific search criteria and then be automatically notified of available properties in the neighborhoods we were interested in. Dan promptly responded to all our phone calls, emails, and text messages no matter what time of day we contacted him.

When we finally located a property we wanted to purchase Dan’s experience and guidance on how to go about the process was invaluable to us. He helped us negotiate a better purchase price and terms than we expected. Once we had an accepted offer he took the lead on arranging all the necessary inspections and then negotiating a final repair settlement.

Dan’s connection with us didn’t end with the closing. He has extensive knowledge of reputable local contractors and businesses. We have contacted many of these and have been extremely satisfied with every contractor or service provided he has recommended.

We would highly recommend Dan to anyone looking to purchase real estate in the South Lake Tahoe area. Give him a call. You won’t be disappointed.” – Mike and Donna

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September 15, 2014 – “Our dealings with Dan Spano could not have been better. His knowledge of the local market and market trends, I’m sure, was the key to our success in selling so quickly. He was highly recommended to us and we will do the same. Thanks Dan” –  Steve and Karen 

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August 6, 2014 –I came to South Lake Tahoe with aspirations of investing in property and I had the phenomenal good fortune of having Dan Spano as my real estate agent. When I spoke to Dan on the phone, the very first thing he said to me was that my Lake Tahoe home search would be tailor made to what I was looking for, and he did that. Additionally, as we were driving around looking at homes, he explained that he operates the way does because it’s the right thing to do, for which I not only understand but can relate. I think of Dan not only as my agent but as my very dear friend and brother in spirit and would recommend him to everyone who’s looking to buy their dream Tahoe home.” – Bill

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