Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent

Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent

Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent - Rubicon BayMaking an investment in Tahoe Real Estate is more than just about buying a home, or condo in your price range.  It’s my job as your Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent to help you find the right property and location so you can “Live the Tahoe Lifestyle ~ Your Way!”

I’m here to help you put the massive amounts of real estate data, information, and listings you are finding on the internet into perspective.  

My job is to help you understand the different Tahoe neighborhoods, locations, features, and choices.  What adds value, things to consider that are unique to our area, and finding the right opportunities for you.  

You know what you want, so let the experience that a Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent / REALTOR® has, help you to find the right property.      

Here is what to expect when you work with Laura Allen, Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent / REALTOR®.

Initial Meeting:  At our first meeting you will receive my Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Welcome Packet, which includes the following:

     Local Area Map Guide & Information Book:  Buyer tips and Tahoe information.

     Newsletter: If numbers and market data are your thing, you’ll appreciate this newsletter.

     Sample Contract Documents:  Agency, California Association of REALTORS® Residential Purchase Contract, and local disclosures.

     Special Disclosures:  Information on Short Sales, Bank Foreclosure REO Properties (special disclosures).

 

I will also have a special Tahoe Property Tour Guide for the day, which includes the following:

     Property List:  A detailed list of all Tahoe properties we are going to see that day. 

     Property Details: Detailed property information on each property.

     Property Map:  A detailed area map showing you where each property is located.

     Professional Presentation: Your information is printed in color and is bound together so you’ll have it available for you to write your   notes in.  You’ll know which properties you liked, and which ones you didn’t like.

 

On-Going Service:  I will set you up for automated property alerts for all Tahoe properties in your price range that meet your needs to be sent to you as soon as they are entered into our system.

 

Remember, as your Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent I can represent you on:

     Any property in our MLS system regardless of who the listing broker is on

     the property.

     Any property you find on the Internet.

     Any neighborhood property you find driving through the area.

     Any For Sale By Owner property.

 Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent - Kings Beach Public BeachesContract:  I will prepare your contract for you, but together we will figure out what terms, conditions, and contract items are important to you so they are addressed in your Tahoe property offer. 

 

Contract Negotiations:  You should know that I have extensive experience in negotiating in multiple offer situations, short sales, REO’s, estate sales, and the standard equity sale for single family homes, condominiums and vacant lots.  I’m here to help guide you through the entire buyer-seller negotiation process. 

 

Property Investigation/Buyer Due Diligence:  In escrow I’ll be there to help you through the Buyer Due Diligence phase and your physical investigation of the property. 

 

You’ll need local home inspectors, pest inspectors, contractors/trade professionals and I have people ready for you to select from.  You’ll find that you’re not alone, and that I’ve surrounded you with skilled professionals.

Closing Escrow:  Once it’s time for the transaction to close, I’ll be here to help you with the final details.  Perhaps it’s getting meeting a delivery truck, or letting a contractor in to do some repairs or make some upgrades.  I understand that as a second home owner, this level of service is what you’ll need to make a smooth move into your new Tahoe home.

Cost of a Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent – $0:  Typically there is no additional charge, fee, or commission paid by the buyer when you have your own Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent.  Most sellers include a buyers’ agent fee in their selling costs and we are paid at the close of escrow through the Cooperating Broker Provision in our local Multiple Listing Service. 

Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent Agent -Kingswood Estates Looking towards Brockway PointBuyer Myth:  A common buyer myth that many believe is true is if they use the same agent the seller has (listing agent) that they will get a better deal with the seller because the commission on the buyers’ side is saved by the seller. 

Commissions are negotiated before the home was put on the market.  If there is any commission saving to the seller it is often a commission reduction of 1%, or less when the sellers’ agent represents both sides. 

With such a small savings, what is the negotiation really costing you when you don’t have your own Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent? Using the agent that is working directly for the seller can be beneficial, but buyers really need to think about what their goals are by using the same agent as the seller.  

As your Tahoe Buyer’s Real Estate Agent my goal is to put money in your pocket, not the sellers’ pocket.  My loyalty is not divided between you, the buyer, and the seller, it’s all about you, my buyer! 

After the Purchase:  After the escrow is over, I’ll be here to welcome you to your new home.  You may find in the weeks, months, even years after you’ve closed on your new Tahoe home that you may need local assistance.  I’m just a phone call, text message, or email away.  I’m here to help even after the sale is completed.

As Your Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent / REALTOR®, my goal is to be your local advocate, provide exceptional service, add value to your real estate transaction, and to provide support.   My job is to make the entire process enjoyable, organized and informed. 

Not all Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agents are the same.  In the Lake Tahoe – Truckee, California real estate market, you’re expecting more, and I want to exceed those expectations.  These are just some of the things that I will do when I work for you as your Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent! 

Everyone should have representation; talk to Laura Allen your Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent.

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Condo developments are the Green markers, Blue markers are home neighborhoods, Yellow markers are beach areas.

Tahoe Buyers’ Real Estate Agent

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Wake Boarding on Lake Tahoe

Wake Boarding on Lake Tahoe

There are a so many great outdoor activities to do up here in Lake Tahoe.  Today, I saw this wake boarder on Lake Tahoe and it looked like he was really having a great time.  

Wake Boarding on Lake TahoeOur summer days have been amazing, and watching this wake boader and boaters having fun really made me appreciate how wonderful it is to live, or be a visitor here in Lake Tahoe. 

As July comes to a close, there will be plenty of sunshine and hot days in August for everyone to enjoy wake boarding on Lake Tahoe.  There are so many ways to have a fun here in the greater Lake Tahoe – Truckee, California area that there is something for everyone even if you’re not  a boater, or wake boarder. 

While I was watching this wake boarder on Lake Tahoe, I also saw people on the beach, a paddle boarder, people playing with their dog, scuba divers, other bikers, runners, and a boat full of fishermen. 

The beauty of Lake Tahoe brings visitors here every year, but it’s the Tahoe lifestyle that keeps bringing people back year-after-year.  If you’re a boater, or wake boarder, now is the time to come up and enjoy some time on Lake Tahoe.

If you’re a wake boarder, Lake Tahoe is the place to be this summer!

Condominium developments are the Green Markers, Blue Markets are Home Neighborhoods, Yellow Markers are Beach Areas, and Purple Markers are Dog Friendly Areas. 


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Wake Boarding on Lake Tahoe

Traffic Delays in Homewood, California

Traffic Delays in Homewood, California

Traffic Delays in Homewood, CaliforniaThe locals in Tahoe have a running joke – we have two seasons:  winter and orange cone.  Okay, it’s not that funny, road construction never is, so expect traffic delays in Homewood, California this year. 

       

I don’t care where you live, the sight of the orange safety cones moving two lanes of traffic into one, is never a good sign. Even here in Tahoe the orange cones mean traffic delays, slow going, and it puts the level of driver frustration right up there with the hot summer temperatures.

 

I know it needs to be done.  Our Tahoe roads take a real beating in the winter months with our snow removal, tire chains, and studded snow tires.  It’s just hard to sit in traffic crawling alone at the pace of a snail while our beautiful Tahoe summer day slips by – ugh!

 

Traffic Delays in Homewood, CaliforniaIf you’ll be traveling along the West Shore of Lake Tahoe (West Lake Tahoe), expect up to 20 minute delays in each direction Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the Homewood, California area on Highway 89 South. 

 

Southwest Gas has begun putting in a new natural gas pipe line, along with the California Department of Transportations’ installation of a new storm water system along Highway 89 South.  While they are working on it, the road becomes a single lane and it is backing up traffic in both directions in Homewood, California. 

 

Once that traffic backs up, you can expect traffic to be bunched up in intervals as it moves along.  That means heavy traffic at the “Y” in Tahoe City as those large groups of cars travel together causing additional delays in other areas that don’t have road construction.  It’s the domino effect here at work in our area.

 

The actual work begins just past Fleur du Lac in the Tahoe Pines neighborhood of Homewood, California, so be prepared for delays.  I have heard that this project is multi-year, and while they will stop the construction work in October, it will return again next year.

 Traffic Delays in Homewood, California

Expect additional road construction delays between Tahoe City and Truckee, California on Highway 89 South.  They have begun the repaving process along this thirteen (13) mile stretch of road.  You can expect up to 20 minute delays in each direction as the road work is done.  This project is due to be completed by late fall 2012.

 

If you’ll be traveling in the Tahoe area add extra travel time to get to your destination.   You’ll save yourself a lot of frustration and reduce the stress of the delays.  Be safe everyone! 

Be prepared for traffic delays in the Homewood, California area this year!

Condo developments are the Green markers, Blue markers are home neighborhoods, and Yellow markers are beach areas.

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For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Traffic Delays in Homewood, California

Originally posted at:  Lake Tahoe / Truckee, California Luxury Real Estate for Sale: Traffic Delays in Homewood, California

Wanderlust in Squaw Valley 2012

Wanderlust in Squaw Valley 2012

If you’re into yoga and music then check out Wanderlust in Squaw Valley, California this coming weekend, July 26 – July 29, 2012.  Wanderlust in Squaw Valley 2012

 

This is the fourth year that Squaw Valley will be home to the Wanderlust Festival.  This year promises to be even better than ever with yoga teachers, wellness experts and green leaders, along with a wide variety of live music and DJ’s.   

Experience Wanderlust by attending one of the many events.  Special events are the Farm to Table Dinners, Winederlust (wine tastings), Healing Sanctuary, Speakeasy Lectures, Wanderlust Kids Program, Hikes and Outdoor Expeditions. 

 

Get ready for yoga talks by Sean Corn, Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste, Waye Dyer and many more.  Music by Ziggy Martin, Shpongle presents the Masquerade, Beats Antique, Krishna Das, MC Yogi, Eskmo, Quixotic, Shaman’s Dream and so much more.    

 

Wanderlust in Squaw Valley 2012

The Wanderlust Festival is a blend of yoga, music, organic dining, and inspirational speakers all set in beautiful Squaw Valley.  What a way to get back to nature.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a yoga pro, or just curious about learning more about more a more organic lifestyle the Wanderlust Festival has something for everyone.  Come out and enjoy a wonderful day in Squaw Valley!

Tickets to all events are on sale now for Wanderlust.

See you at one of the Wanderlust Festival events in Squaw Valley this weekend!

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For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Wanderlust in Squaw Valley 2012

Originally posted at:  Lake Tahoe / Truckee, California Luxury Real Estate for Sale: Wanderlust in Squaw Valley 2012

Free Summer Movies in Squaw Valley

Free Summer Movies in Squaw Valley

Summer is a great time to be Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley, California.  On Thursday nights in July and August check out the FREE Summer movies in Squaw Valley.  The free outdoor movies are presented in the Events Plaza at the Village at Squaw Valley and a new movie is presented each week. All movies begin at 8:30 p.m. weather permitting.

 Free Summer Movies in Squaw Valley

Here is the free summer movie Squaw Valley schedule:

 

Squaw Valley Free Summer Movie Series

 

July 5: Kung Fu Panda– (91 min)

July 12: Puss in Boots– (90 min)

July 19: Hugo–  (127 min)

July 26: The Muppets– (103 min)

August 2: The Adventures of Tintin –  (107 min)

August 9: Captain America:  The First Avenger– (124 min)

August 16: Happy Feet Two–  (100 min)

August 23: Transformers:  Dark of the Moon– (154 min)

August 30: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off– (103 min)

 

Movie goers are encouraged to:

Wear warm clothing – sweaters and jackets are highly recommended.

Bring a blanket.  Summer evenings are cool in Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe!

Arrive early to get a good seat.  The movie begins at 8:30 p.m.

Come out and enjoy a wonderful evening underneath the stars and watch a free movie in Squaw Valley!

See you at one of the Free Movies in Squaw Valley this summer! 

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Free Summer Movies in Squaw Valley

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Arts and Crafts Fair, Kings Beach

Arts and Crafts Fair, Kings BeachArts and Crafts Fair, Kings Beach

There are so many things I enjoy during our summer season here in Lake Tahoe.  One of my favorites is going to the annual Arts and Crafts Fair in Kings Beach, California.

For nearly twenty-five years I’ve enjoyed looking at local Tahoe and Western United States artisans’ wares at the Arts and Crafts Fair in downtown Kings Beach, California. 

You’ll find the combination of summer sunshine, sandy beaches, the blue of Lake Tahoe in the background along with all of the different artist booths so much fun to wander around. 

I love admiring the work these talented individuals have produced.  You’ll find jewelry, paintings, pottery, glassware, clothing, and so much more.  You’ll discover some amazing treasures here in Lake Tahoe. 

Arts and Crafts Fair, Kings BeachLocated at the Kings Beach Plaza (Corner of Hwy 28 and Coon Street), you’ll enjoy seeing all of the items for sale, along with just being here in Lake Tahoe. 

The Arts and Crafts Fair in Kings Beach is free to the public and is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Here is their schedule for the rest of the summer.

July 20, 21, and 22, 2012

Benefit for Family Resource Center

 

July 27, 28, and 29, 2012

Kings Beach Plaza

 

August 10, 11, and 12, 2012

Benefit for the North Tahoe Little League

 

August 17, 18, and 19, 2012

Benefit for Friends of the Kings Beach Library

 

September 1, 2 and 3, 2012

Benefit for North Tahoe Business Association

Each fair is dedicated to a local non-profit group, so come out and support art in Tahoe.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Kings BeachIf you’ll be in the greater Kings Beach, North Lake Tahoe area on any of the weekends between now and September 3, 2012 be sure to stop by the Arts and Crafts Fair.  It’s a great way to spend some time and enjoy being here in Lake Tahoe.

For more information call on the Arts and Crafts Fairs in Kings Beach call 530.546.2768.

See you at the Kings Beach Arts and Crafts Fair this summer!

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For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Kings Beach

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Kings Beach Farmers Market 2012

Kings Beach Farmers Market 2012Kings Beach Farmers Market

Shopping at the Farmers’ Markets in the Lake Tahoe area is a great way to enjoy fresh summer produce.  If you’re in the North Lake Tahoe area you can check out the local Kings Beach Farmers Market every Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. this summer at the corner of Bear Street and Highway 28 (look for the Kings Beach Farmers Market Signs).

If you miss the Kings Beach Farmers’ Market, you can catch the Farmers Market in Truckee, at the Truckee Regional Park at 10500 Brockway Road off Highway 267 on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., or in downtown Tahoe City on Thursdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

Kings Beach Farmers MarketIf you’ll be in the greater Kings Beach, North Lake Tahoe area on any Tuesday between now and August 28, 2012 be sure to stop by the Kings Beach Farmers Market!  It’s a great way to spend a few hours and enjoy being here in Lake Tahoe.

See you at the Kings Beach Farmers Market!

For all of your Tahoe real estate needs – Laura Allen, 530.414.1260, Broker Associate, REALTOR®, CRS, ABR®, RSPS, ePRO, Previews Property Specialist,  Laura@TahoeLaura.com  DRE# 01473598 www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com,  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Tahoe City, California.

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Kings Beach Farmers Market

Originally posted at:  Lake Tahoe / Truckee, California Luxury Real Estate for Sale: Kings Beach Farmers Market 2012