I have been a full time area resident since 1982, and a realtor/broker since 1988. Past president of the Tahoe Sierra MLS (Multiple Listing Service). I have been involved with “Meals on Wheels”, a service that delivers meals to seniors and others who are not able to leave their homes, am an active member of the Tahoe Yacht Club, and am enjoying all that this beautiful area has to offer: biking, hiking, skiing (both water and snow) and golf.
Since 1988 I have been actively involved in the sale of residential real estate in both the Lake Tahoe and the Truckee/Northstar areas which include the sale of bare land, condominiums and single family homes.
During my years in the area I have seen many changes, including real property appreciation that has kept pace with or exceeded appreciation in other areas of California. The result is that homes in this area continue to be a sound investment.
I offer “Personalized & Professional Service” to buyers and sellers of properties in the Lake Tahoe Basin and the Truckee area. I can represent you in all of the areas covered by the Tahoe Sierra MLS. Those areas include: Westshore, Northshore, Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Dollar Point, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Northstar™, Lahonton, Donner Lake, Truckee and Tahoe Donner.
Over thirty years experience in Real Estate Sales in the North Lake Tahoe area, specializing in General Real Estate and Project Sales. I am an active participant in the Tahoe-Sierra Board of Realtors, the Tahoe-Sierra Multiple Listing Service, the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. I am a founding member of the Queen of Hearts Foundation, a local charitable organization, and a member of the Tahoe City Yacht Club.
On-site Condominium Project Sales, working directly with Developers in Squaw Valley and in Lake Front Projects. Ten years as the on-site Broker at Tahoe Tavern. Consistently a top producer for O’Neal Brokers in general Real Estate Sales.
* 2007 O’Neal Brokers Outstanding Performance in Real Estate Sales Award
* 2003 O’Neal Brokers Outstanding Achievement in Real Estate Sales Award
* 2002 O’Neal Brokers Outstanding Achievement in Real Estate Sales Award
* 1999 O’Neal Brokers Sales Person of the Year Award
* 1998 O’Neal Brokers Outstanding Achievement in Real Estate Sales Award
* 1991 O’Neal Brokers sales Person of the Year Award
I have been a North Lake Tahoe resident for thirty years and my enthusiasm for the beauty and lifestyle of this area have enabled me to help many Buyers find their perfect Lake Tahoe homes.
I am actively involved in the general Real Estate market ranging from small cabins to exclusive Lake Front Estates. A significant percentage of my business is Lake Front sales. I am happy to provide references from both Buyers and Sellers upon request.
My office is located at 1760 W. Lake Blvd., across the street from the Firesign Café and next door to Sunnyside Resort. I hope you will let me put my experience and expertise to work for you! I look forward to being of service.
I am writing to thank you for your incredible representation in the sale of our Northstar property. You are without question one of the finest Realtors I have ever worked with. Our listing took quite a bit of time primarily due to market deterioration, and certainly through no fault of yours, but throughout the process you preserved and consistently provided excellent representation and constant updates to us. There is no doubt in my mind that had I listed with another Realtor, our property would still be for sale or it would have sold for much less…Jason
After enjoying our first weekend in our new home, we just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all you did to make it possible. Throughout the search process, your professionalism and honesty inspired trust. Your availability and responsiveness kept us informed and confident through the buying process. All in all, we couldn't imagine a better experience in buying our first home. We will highly recommend your services to anyone we know who is preparing to buy property in Lake Tahoe. Thanks again for all your help.Christie & Julien
It is with great satisfaction that I unhesitatingly recommend Richard Okano as a real estate agent. I needed an agent when it came time to sell the family vacation house in Tahoma. Fortunately, through a contact by one of my sons, I was able to engage Richard as my sales agent… I know little about real estate and next to nothing about finance. Richard was very patient, explaining all the paper work, guiding what small improvements/repairs to the property were needed and, so to say, held my hand when necessary. He is direct, knowledgeable, knows the territory, and is sensitive to his client's needs. In an era of self-styled experts, Richard really knows what he is doing. You will never regret making him your agent.Bruce