In order to better serve my clients by providing a higher level of service, I recently became a Certified South Lake Tahoe Area Specialist. Even with living in Lake Tahoe for over 30 years I find that it is very important to continue learning about the area as laws and regulations continue to change.
Whether buying or selling a home, it is a very important decision to incorporate the expertise of a knowledgeable, local REALTOR®. Choosing to work with a REALTOR® who also knows the “ins and outs” of South Lake Tahoe, such as the nuances involving local area government agencies, only enhances that decision.
The South Lake Tahoe Association of REALTORS® (STAOR) created a program where Lake Tahoe real estate brokers and agents can attend classes and earn a certificate bypassing all of the tests with a score of 80% or above. We had to show sufficient knowledge of the following agencies and industries:
- US Forest Service Cabins
- Building Department
- California Tahoe Conservancy
- Vacation Rentals
- South Tahoe Refuse
- South Tahoe Public Utility District
- Fire District
- Homeowner Insurance
Since the purchase of a home is one of the largest, if not the largest, purchase a person will make it is very important that they know they are working with a knowledgeable agent.
Paradise Real Estate now has 2 agents who are certified area specialists so you’ll be in great hands when looking for (or selling) a home in South Lake Tahoe. If you have any questions about my new certificate, the program or Lake Tahoe real estate in general, please call me at 530-541-2465 and I’d be happy to answer any questions.