Dan’s Team


Inside office

Dan’s Lake Tahoe Real Estate team is a group of dedicated real estate professionals who are committed to excellent service with integrity and honesty. Your Lake Tahoe home buying or selling experience will be the best one possible because of the care and commitment of Team Dan.

Whether you’re searching for a luxury homelakefront home, your cabin in the woods or even selling your personal residence, you’ll find our knowledgeable staff ready to help you every step of the way.

Our team is known for being very knowledgeable of the Current Market Status in South Lake Tahoe, for both the California AND Nevada sides of the lake. Having your primary residence and earning your main source of income in Nevada provides property tax advantages as there is no personal state income tax, which could greatly benefit some in the long run. I wrote a short article about the differences between buying a home in California vs. Nevada.


Please call us at 1-530-541-2465 or email us for prompt and courteous service from a true Real Estate Professional.
Thank you very much for your interest in South Lake Tahoe Real Estate.

1001 Heavenly Village Way #36A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150  –  (530) 541-2465



Dan Spano – Managing Broker at Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

CA License # 1187931   /   NV License # 26236

I am the previous owner and broker of Paradise Real Estate, now the Managing Broker at Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty.  I absolutely love, breathe and eat real estate!  Most noteworthy, I find great satisfaction in helping my clients achieve their real estate goals. It’s not about the transactions, it’s about the people…and that is my favorite part of real estate.

I take pride in providing excellent customer service, consequently, I want you to feel good about referring me to your family and friends. I’m honored when people choose me to represent them in their real estate transactions. Professionalism and integrity are very important to me.  I am certified in “Director’s Role in Professional Standards” with the California Association of Realtors and currently on the board of the South Tahoe Association of Realtors. I’m the past President of Tahoe Douglas Rotary and the Lake Tahoe Business by Referral Network. I’m very lucky to have met my wife Jana in Lake Tahoe and she is the love of my life.  We’re both very fortunate to own and operate local businesses here at the lake.  I am also an avid cyclist, both recreational and competitive.


“Why Choose Dan Spano?” Video


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 the 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
  • Consultant……… not salesman
  • Assisted by an experienced Transaction Coordinator
  • Love the entire Real Estate industry
  • Enjoys making money for clients
  • Number one goal is to be “Referable”

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Amanda Adams – Operations Manager

CA License # 01469556   /   NV License # 182722

From neighborhood and school information to go over all of the transaction paperwork, I am here to make this normally daunting experience a smooth and successful transaction. My vast customer service experience helps me reach my goal, which most of all is to ensure that you are completely satisfied. I have been a resident of the Lake Tahoe area since 1990, and also have been a licensed real estate agent since 2004. Due to my strong ambition, amiable personality, and youthful energy, I have excelled in my position as a REALTOR® in Lake Tahoe. My focus is on helping my clients as well as the local community thru volunteer service in multiple organizations.

South Lake Tahoe Association of REALTORS® involvement

  • President – 2011
  • Realtor® of the Year – 2011
  • Board of Directors – 2006 thru 2015
  • Distinguished Service Award – 2007 & 2009
  • MLS Committee – 2005 thru 2010
  • Rookie of the Year – 2005

 California Association of REALTORS® involvement

  • MLS Business & Technology Committee – 2008 thru 2011
  • C.A.R. Board of Directors – 2009 thru 2011

 South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce involvement

  • Board of Directors – 2015 thru 2017
  • Membership & Social Media Director 2016 thru 2017


Nicole Patterson – Graphic Designer

Nicole recently relocated from Santa Barbara to South Lake Tahoe – while having grown up in Mammoth Lakes, she feels at home in the Sierra Mountains. She graduated from UCSB in 2002 where she studied Communications & Marketing. She got her real estate license in 2008 and practiced real estate working alongside the country’s top producing Realtors and as a result participated in over $30 million in sales. Nicole has a unique combination which includes experience and knowledge of real estate, the escrow process and paperwork, as well as the desire, skill and eye to create attractive and professional marketing materials.