About

TRUST IS EVERYTHING
When you select Team Tahoe as your Realtor, you are entrusting us to help you make one of life's important decisions. Our team's 100 years of collective experience means we have the keen market insight that will find the perfect property, negotiate the best price and manage the contract to a smooth closing. For sellers, our expertise in this market highly qualifies our team to know just how to position, price, stage, and promote your property for an effective quick sale.

EXPERIENCE AND SALES ARE EARNED
We are:
*Top 1% with Coldwell Banker Nationwide
*Out of the 700 Coldwell Banker agents in the Sacramento-Tahoe Region, Team Tahoe is ranked #1
*Ranked #1 with Coldwell Banker Tahoe Region 2006-2015

WE DO MORE
In today’s fast paced world, where personal connections are fewer and fewer, we remain focused on personal engagement, community, and family.  We slow down and take the time to listen, understand, and anticipate your real estate goals and dreams.

WE LIVE HERE
We know what a special place this is. We are a local team with deep roots to the region. You will learn from us the differences in each community. We pride ourselves in matching you up with the perfect location and home that fits your particular lifestyle.   We work hard play and play hard. We’ll even show you our favorite powder stash mountain bike trail or secret swimming hole.

INNOVATIVE
We employ the highest level of technology currently available to our industry. We are a team of problem solvers whose goal is to make your buying and selling process seamless and pleasurable.

Christy Curtis

(530) 587-2856 | (530) 913-1668 | Email Christy | DRE#00786967

Experience isn’t important. It’s critical!

As a respected real estate professional since 1980, Christy has been helping people live out their dream lifestyles in the Truckee-Tahoe area. With over 70% of her business generated by referrals from satisfied clients, Christy’s reputation as a sensitive real estate advisor and tenacious area specialist is widely known and appreciated.

So who is Christy Curtis? Christy grew up in southern California, but from the very beginning, Christy’s parents instilled in her a love for nature and the mountains, along with a passion for skiing. So thirty-five years ago, she left her urban Los Angeles roots and her teaching credential behind her and opted for the clean mountain air of Truckee.

Christy knew that Truckee was the place for her. She could fulfill her enjoyment for down-hill skiing and hiking on a daily basis and was inspired to take up mountain biking… and cross-country skiing as well. Her new life in this mountain town also sent Christy in a new career direction as a real estate professional. Within a few years, as she perfected her craft and gained experience, Christy changed her perspective on the profession. She stopped selling houses and began to sell homes.
Christy gets a great deal of satisfaction assisting home buyers and sellers in the achievement of their real estate goals while also helping them connect with this breathtaking area. In her 30+ year career, Christy has fine-tuned her life and business even further and now sells not just homes but a lifestyle.

Christy understands how important a real estate investment can be, and that’s why she takes the time to get to know you and discover your lifestyle dreams. Because she really listens to you, she’s able to find a property that matches your requirements and desires. Specializing in large acreage sales, Christy has the extensive area knowledge and the right connections to ensure that you find the perfect fit.

Christy attributes her success to a keen understanding of people and expert knowledge of local real estate. Applying her two career degrees in psychology and education, Christy is a patient listener and communicates clearly and regularly with her clients.

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, take the first step to Fulfilling Your Lifestyle Dreams. Call Christy Curtis today.

Jane Sheppard

(530) 587-2856 | (530) 448-3334 | Email Jane | DRE#01245351

Jane moved to Truckee from the Bay Area in 1998 to begin her Real Estate career with Mentor, Christy Curtis.  1998 was a time of limited computers, handwritten forms, and gluing photos onto paper to create flyers. Jane excelled in solving problems and navigating the ever-changing real estate industry through computers, conferences, and education.

Fast forward to the Millennium when Jane and Christy have consistently  been the #1 Coldwell Banker sales team for the  Sacramento-Tahoe region as well as ranking  in the Top 1% nationally.  These achievements do not come without a very strong work ethic and dedication to their clients.  But all work and no play makes Jane a dull Realtor, so don’t expect her to be in the office on a fresh powder day.

Real Estate is an ever changing business and Jane never stops learning. Her motivation to always be on the “cutting edge”  is the reason her clients rave about her exceptional knowledge and service.   Her working style is to educate clients so they can make sound financial decisions with their real estate investments.

Jane is a mother of 3 and  single-handedly raised and put her children through college, while also helping over 1200 clients successfully buy or sell their properties.

Kirstin Wilson

(530) 587-2856 | (530) 210-0225 | Email Kirstin | BRE #01911890

Kirstin was born and raised in Los Gatos, CA and spent many family summer vacations enjoying Lake Tahoe. After graduating from college with a Bachelors of Science in Geology, her love for the outdoors, the beauty of the mountains, and desire for a 'year round' recreation community made her want to live full time in her favorite vacation spot. In 2006 she realized her dream and moved to Truckee where she became a licensed Realtor®, met her husband and is now a proud mother of 4! In joining Team Tahoe at Coldwell Banker she has participated in over 800 transactions! This has given her hands on experience and knowledge to be able to better assist her clients while still enjoying a youthful, 'millennial' perspective. She looks forward to working with and getting to know each of our clients in order to better understand their needs and make their real estate experience great!

Pili Zolezzi

(530) 587-2856 | (530) 414-6807 | Email Pili | DRE# 01985131

Knowledge is the best tool for helping others!

Pili attended Buenos Aires University of Law and received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2012. She worked in various areas of Law, learning analytical and problem solving skills.

She moved to Truckee in 2014 and started a new career as a licensed Realtor with the best mentors one could ever dream of: Christy Curtis & Team Tahoe. As a Transaction Coordinator, Pili is instrumental in the myriad of tasks associated with the escrow process, helping to make the transaction as smooth as possible for our clients. She is eager to keep learning all the different areas in this business and can’t wait to put her best efforts and dedication into helping others find their place in this beautiful Mountain Retreat!

 

Mary McDonnell

(530) 587-2856 | (530) 277-6379 | Email Mary | DRE# 01277756

Mary was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois.  Her desire to travel and adventurous spirit led her to Aspen, Colorado as a young adult.  For 23 years, the magic of the Rockies inspired Mary’s love of nature, outdoor sports, gardening and watercolor painting. It was, therefore a natural choice for Mary and her husband to move to Truckee in 1999.

Mary’s real estate career began in 2000 as a sales agent in Truckee.  In 2009, she joined Christy as the team’s Transaction Manger and closed over 500 transactions in 7 years.  Now Mary is back in sales, sharing her knowledge and educating clients in the process of purchasing or selling real estate. Her years of experience are invaluable when guiding clients through the hurdles that can occur in a real estate transaction.  Mary believes selling or buying a home should be an exciting and memorable process, not a stressful one.

Carrie Hoyt

(530) 426-1400 | (530) 906-3021 | Email Carrie | DRE# 01490606

Born in Marin County, Carrie has always loved the outdoors. She learned to ski at age 6 at Sugar Bowl and enjoyed Saturday ski trips to Squaw Valley on the Mogul Ski Club bus for a mere $12.00 in her youth.

Times have changed, but Carrie’s love for the outdoors and the mountains has not. She moved to Soda Springs in 1994 and settled in Serene Lakes a year later. She is very passionate about Donner Summit and loves to introduce anybody who asks to the finer points of the area.

After a 20 year career with Federal Express, Carrie began her second career in real estate back in 2005 specializing in Donner Summit. She has since served as the owner/builder for her own house, and two other homes which means she just about knows anybody one should know. Serving on several community boards and participating in many community meetings and projects, Carrie’s finger is always on the pulse of the local events and breaking news.

Wade Holiday

(530) 412-2514 | Email Wade | DRE# 01331042

Wade Holiday grew up just down the hill in Auburn, CA. After getting his BA in Recreation Business at CSU, Chico, Wade taught tennis at Club Med in the Bahamas and Florida, and taught skiing in Tahoe, Austria and Switzerland. Wade and his wife, Molly returned to the Truckee/Tahoe area In 1993 because it had the perfect balance of winter and summer activities. In 2002 Wade obtained his real estate license, thereby sharing his local knowledge by matching people with their ideal mountain retreats. Wade’s experience of building and remodeling multiple homes has also proven a great benefit to his clients. Combine this with excellent communication and negotiating skills, infallible integrity and attention to detail, and you have a Realtor you can trust. Wade has also been known to guide clients on the ski hill, show them great summer trails, and to assist them in getting the most out of their time in Tahoe/Truckee. If you are looking for a Realtor who can effectively guide you in both your real estate and recreation endeavors, Wade should be your choice!

Lisa Davis

(530) 587-2856 | (530) 386-1629 | Email Lisa | BRE #01979047

 

Samantha Nieland

 

(530) 587-2856 | (925)768-0126 | Email Sam