Client TestimonialsNorthstar California “My wife and I worked with Scott for over a year to find the right home in Tahoe. Scott could not have been more patient during the process and was very good at pointing out the pros and cons of various houses. After we found the right house, he was a forceful advocate on our behalf during negotiations and diligence, as well as being exceptionally thorough during the diligence process. I would not hesitate to work with Scott again if I were buying or selling a house in Tahoe.” – A. William Stein – Ross CA Tahoe-Donner “Scott was friendly and available during our search and effective in closing an escrow. Within two years, we’ve seen around 50 properties which he helped to investigate but never pushed to buy. Coming from Bay Area we couldn’t appreciate more his willingness to take pictures of properties, helping us to schedule a trip. Closing an escrow was easy and fun, since he kept everything under control and used high-tech DocuSign to handle the paperwork. After we became the happy owners of a home in Tahoe, we were impressed by Scott’s gift, showing his great taste. What else? Oh yeah, his dog was always friendly :)” – Anna and Andrei Baboulevitch – Sunnyvale, CA Tahoe-Donner “We considered properties around the U.S. before we settled on Tahoe. We found Scott via the internet (our favorite tool as 2 Silicon Valley professionals), who really helped to steer us in the right direction to meet our needs. We looked everywhere around Tahoe, and had a long list of desires. Scott was very in tune with our needs, especially our desire for information and feedback about specific properties of interest. We also found his website to be the most useful of any realtors in the Tahoe area. In the end Scott gave us the benefit of his wisdom from growing up in the Bay Area, and now living in Tahoe that found us the perfect second home. We ended up spending much less than we had budgeted, as Scott helped us find a great property that met most of our needs at a fantastic price. Scott helped us get a great deal, through strategically assessing the market conditions and our needs, and following through by negotiating the deal with professionalism and integrity.” – Robert & Amy Burks, San Carlos, CA Alpine Meadows “Scott Kennedy made our recent real estate purchase the easiest and most enjoyable to date. I have had extensive experience with Realtors. As a former Owner and CEO of a leading real estate marketing company that created hi-end websites and powerful Internet advertising strategies for the nation’s top real estate agents, and as an active real estate purchaser, I have worked with hundreds of real estate professionals. Our experience with Scott Kennedy stands at the pinnacle of all our transactions. As buyers, we wanted an agent to support our extensive property search, find the ideal home, negotiate the best possible price, and smoothly consummate the deal. Scott’s calm and determined professionalism enabled us to acquire the perfect ski property at an incredible price. He was always friendly, courteous, consistently available and responsive to all our issues and concerns. He skillfully negotiated our price point and even got the owner to fix every problem outlined in the inspection report. We couldn’t be happier.” – Dennis & Joan Duff, Middletown, CA Truckee “As our real estate agent Scott Kennedy not only found the exact place we were looking for, he negotiated the sale with great skill and managed all the knotty details which we could not attend to while living in the Bay Area at the time of the purchase. Overall it was Scott who delivered first-rate professional service, performed with personal warmth and intelligence.” – Neil Gilbert, Chernin Professor of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley Tahoe-Donner Looking for a true professional to help in your Truckee home purchase – then look no further then Scott Kennedy. He was terrific throughout the entire process. From helping us understand the unique features of the Truckee real estate market to strategizing on offers and negotiations, Scott made home buying an exciting and rewarding experience. On our walk-through’s, Scott paid keen attention to detail and caught items we might have overlooked. We were able to negotiate for amenities we did not think possible, all through Scott’s direction. One month into our new home and we love it! Thanks Scott! – Don & Cindy Scherer, Hercules CA Sunnyside / Tahoe-City
It was a pleasure to work with Scott to buy my first Lake Tahoe home. I endorse him enthusiastically. He was recommended to me by a friend who had an equally positive experience working with him. He handled every aspect of my purchase professionally and expeditiously. Once I described what I was looking for, Scott was able to identify several homes to tour that fit my criteria. Once I selected the home I wanted, he offered sound council in helping me structure a fair offer. As the deal progressed, I was repeatedly impressed by Scott’s attention to detail and “client first” attitude. He noted details and mistakes that I would have easily missed. As a long time Lake Tahoe native, he was (and still is) integral in helping me find qualified service providers to complete necessary inspections. When there were hiccups and challenges, he handled them with patience and perseverance. For those who are interested, I am happy to discuss my positive experience with Scott in greater detail.
– David Ronco, San Francisco CA Tahoe-Donner “Scott Kennedy was very knowledgeable about the area and most of all patient in taking 2 full days to show us around. He also did a great job of keeping us in the loop on properties that were new on the market, and even getting us in to see the place we eventually bought before it was officially being shown.” – Douglas D. Sherwood, CEBS, The Guardian Life Insurance Company, San Francisco CA Carnelian Bay “We had considered at least 90 properties in the Lake Tahoe region and encountered a least two dozen real estate professionals in our endeavors. Our search ended when we discovered the right property and Scott Kennedy. Not being the listing agent, and being alert to the desire of others to secure an acceptance ahead of our offer, Scott astutely advised us in determining a competitive proposal, including the offer, down payment and abbreviated escrow that he knew could not be ignored. Upon acceptance Scott worked skillfully in our interests dealing with the details of inspections, work to be performed through escrow, document production and delivery, and a complicated closing to complete the transaction in 31 days. Scott is the best real estate professional with whom we have worked in the course of nine transactions involving real estate in California.” – Tom & Barbara Duffy, Davis CA Northstar-at-Tahoe TM “During the process of purchasing our condo, Scott not only acted as our agent and advocate, he acted as our cheerleader and psychologist. The whole process was an interesting one, to say the least, and it was more than once that my wife and I considered nixing the plan to buy. Thanks to Scott’s calming nature and optimism, however, we remained in the game and came away with what we wanted, and maybe more. Of the many real estate agents we have dealt with over the years, not a single one measures up to Scott. His knowledge base, professionalism, persistence, savvy and general good nature are invaluable tools and we were very lucky to have worked with him. Without the benefits of his strong background in finance and refined people skills, we would not be the happy owners we are! We do and would recommend Scott’s services to anyone looking for property in the northern Lake Tahoe area. We would not hesitate to request his help again.” – Mark and Jeanette Griffiths, Scotts Valley, CA Tahoe City – Highland Green “How can we ever THANK you for ALL you’ve done to “guide us” through this whole “mountain home purchasing process”? You’ve helped make this “journey” of ours a happy and stress free event – and we’re so very grateful for that. From the first time we met you – we LIKED you! You were always very friendly and accommodating, and you always managed to work your schedule around ours. Your wealth of knowledge, regarding buying a home in Tahoe, was invaluable! You never failed to answer the multitude of questions we threw at you! We appreciated the kind and efficient way you “communicated” on our behalf – to the other agent,to the home owners and to the escrow company. It just seemed like everything fell into place like clockwork. We can’t remember ever having any frustrating moments throughout this whole experience! We would highly recommend you to any and all who are “in the market” for the services you provide. We felt fully confident at all times, and always knew we could count on you to stand by our side and help us. So – thank you, Scott – for everything!” – Dr. & Mrs. Daryl Wise, Lincoln CA Tahoe-Donner “We want to send you a thank-you for all your work and fine attention to detail with our recent purchase. Generally, we are not people who make home purchases easily or without a fair amount of stress. However, this transaction was fairly painless! I have to think that it’s because of your calm, patient, and professional attitude. Thank-you so much for all that you have done for us. We are, frankly, thrilled with our new getaway home!” – Curt & Terri Brohard, Orinda CA Northstar-at-TahoeTM “Without hesitation we recommend Scott Kennedy of Sierra-Tahoe Realty for your purchase of a cabin or home in the Lake Tahoe area. Scott excelled in negotiating multiple offers and counter-offers on several properties in Northstar which resulted in the purchase of our vacation condo. Other aspects that we appreciated were that he was honest and acted in our best interests. In short, he had integrity throughout our interactions. We congratulate Scott on his determination to help us obtain the property we wanted and at our price.” – Joe & Jennifer Addiego, Burlingame CA Ponderosa Palisades “Scott Kennedy showed his professionalism from the start of our interactions with him through closing. We were unsure of which area of Tahoe would be a good fit for our lifestyle. Scott worked with us to narrow down the areas that would work well for us. Once we found the area and property we liked, Scott was very good at negotiating not only the price but other aspects of the transaction. We always felt he had our best interest in mind. Thank you very much for making our home purchase enjoyable! – Eric & Donna Yamasaki, Concord, CA Tahoe-Donner “We were very happy with the service Scott Kennedy provided. He listened and understood what we wanted and did an excellent job in selecting the right properties to visit and giving the right amount of guidance as we toured the properties. His communication was always clear and detailed and we appreciated all of the extra information he gave us regarding utilities, contractors, home maintenance, etc. We couldn’t have asked for a better overall transaction and smooth purchase experience.” – Bruce & Stefani Barton, Granite Bay CA Tahoe-Vista “Scott Kennedy was great to work with. He paid close attention to the type of home we were searching for and showed us only those which he felt suited our needs. We found a home within two weeks and the negotiations and closing went smooth. The time and energy Scott put into our search was impressive and he even stopped by to congratulate us on the day we moved in. It was a fabulous experience and we would recommend Scott to anyone searching for a home in the area.” – Andy & Susan Ulvenes, Concord CA Northstar California “Scott Kennedy of Sierra-Tahoe Realty is a sharp, no-nonsense agent and broker. He is very personable and efficient. He is an excellent negotiator and will go the extra mile for his clients. I can attest to his professionalism and thorough knowledge of the North Lake Tahoe real estate market. I have used Scott to buy and sell. I have been nothing less than completely satisfied. Both transactions went seamlessly even given the fact that each was primarily conducted over the phone and via email. I would recommend Scott to anyone looking for a top-notch agent in the North Lake Tahoe area.” – Mark Griffiths, Soquel CA