I moved to beautiful Plumas County in 1990 and became a licensed real estate agent four years later and a broker in 2009. I am a local industry expert, and I stay on top of the ever-changing real estate market at every level.
Prior to becoming a Realtor®, I worked eleven years as a legal assistant, which gives me a strong foundation when dealing with legal issues and a fine network of outstanding legal advisors. I am also very well-versed in the workings of homeowner’s associations and common interest developments.
I am not only passionate about my profession but also about education. I take every opportunity I can to keep up on top of our ever changing real estate market and current on all aspects of real estate. I work my business with the upmost integrity and professionalism and strive to achieve the best results possible for all my clients.
Real Estate Designations
- Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
- Certified Residential Specialist (CRI)
- Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) • Short
- Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)
Involvement and Organizations
- 2002 to present: Plumas Association of Realtors® Board of Directors • 2011 and 2015: President, Plumas Association of Realtors®
- 2011: Realtor® of the Year
- 2005 to present: State Director, California Association of Realtors®
- 2009: CAR Region 2 Chairperson
- 2012-2014: CAR Scholarship and Education Foundation. Vice Chair in 2012-13, Chair in 2014
- 2015: CAR President’s Forum Vice Chair
- 2018: CAR Housing Affordability Fund Vice Chair
- CRS, Northern California and Sierra Nevada Chapters
- National Association of Realtors®
- National Notary Association
- Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce
- Keli Honore, Rental Manager
- Debbie Rinehart, Transaction Coordinator
- Jeanne Dansby, Marketing
Marketing, Resources and Services
Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
Sierra Destination Realty is a proud member of the Plumas Association of Realtors® and the Plumas Multiple Listing Service. The MLS is our data bank regarding the property offered. This lets other agents know the property is available, and it becomes the data that you will find on real estate websites the world over.
The Sierra Destination Realty website is the perfect venue for an intimate look at the properties we offer. It’s also an excellent resource for buyer and seller tips and tools, HOA information, local events calendar, real estate statistics, and more.
Other Internet Marketing
I am a Premiere Broker on Zillow.com, Trulia.com, and Realtor.com. That status puts Sierra Destination Realty at the top for consumers when they shop for area homes and homesites on the three most popular real estate websites in the country, as well as dozens of other syndicated real estate sites.
With special targeted marketing, my featured properties can be found almost everywhere, including major news sites, YouTube, and social media.
Professional Photography – Part of our marketing team includes a professional photographer
who provides the quality photos we feature on our listings.
Virtual Tour – Virtual tours and video walk-throughs are popular among home buyers and are an integral part of our residential listings.
Print flyers – While most people get their information from the internet, we still have plenty of buyers who like a flyer in hand. Our full-color professional flyers will make your home stand out and give buyers the information they want when looking for a home.
E-blasts – 90 percent of home buyers start their search on the internet. With our vibrant lead- generation program we are able to send targeted email advertising to the people who want it the most.
Broker’s Tour – When you list with Sierra Destination Realty, your home will be placed on broker’s tour, where local area agents get an intimate look at the property and provide feedback on staging and pricing.
Open House – If we feel it will be effective for a specific property, we schedule open houses at strategic times for additional exposure and lead generation.
Print Media – Using a variety of outlets, including the Plumas County Visitors Guide, local phone directory, and Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce advertising, we keep Sierra Destination Realty in the eye of the consumer.
Word-of-Mouth – There are lots of great tools, trends, and programs out there for real estate marketing, but we have found that our best advertising comes by word-of-mouth from our friends and neighbors, our clients past and present, and visitors who come to the area for the incredible recreation opportunities or for a stay in one of the area’s numerous vacation rentals.
We conduct our business ethically and enthusiastically and have a reputation for quality.
Going Above and Beyond
Sierra Destination Realty does more than just sell houses. We provide outstanding services before, during, and after the sale. We want to be your local real estate resource:
- From inspectors to contractors, we have a list of proven and reliable service providers, and we’ll help you find the right person for the job
- Serve as liaison with homeowner’s associations, government departments, and other local entities
- Long-term rental and vacation property management services
- Complimentary notary services
- Complimentary winter house check services for active listings when the home is not occupied
Tools We Use
We have examined the trends, reviewed the systems, and talked with the experts to bring proven, effective tools that work on your behalf.
Zipforms – We provide the best consumer protections available by using Zipforms transaction documents provided through the California Association of Realtors®. From listing to purchase and beyond, we protect you by using what are arguably the finest contracts, advisories, and disclosures in the world.
Realtors Property Resource – This national property database gives us in-depth insight on pricing, sales, schools, jobs and more, giving us the information we need to help you make informed decisions, whether you’re buying or selling your property.
CAR Hotlines – As Realtors®, we have access to the incredible California Association of Realtors® Legal Hotline. This enables us to consult with outstanding real estate attorneys at no charge. The CAR Lender Hotline also assists with all aspects of the loan process and distressed properties.
National Referral Network – Need a Realtor® somewhere else? Let us help. We have access to competent, highly-ranked Realtors® throughout the country who can help. We will interview and provide you with three referrals so you can then choose which one is the best fit for you.
It would be our pleasure to have the opportunity to work with you!