We Delivered. They Clapped.
To learn more about why Alison Elder and her team continue achieve excellent feedback, ensure the highest possible price point, and consistently deliver a positive experience for their clients who are selling their property, please feel free to read the testimonials below.
Alison is a dedicated and driven real estate agent that doesn’t miss a beat. From establishing a fair market value, to staging and the successful marketing – ultimately resulting in the sale of my home. Alison was very helpful during the negotiations based on multiple offers. I highly recommend Alison and her firm to anyone wanting to sell their home. Sincerely, Elizabeth Barrett.
– Elizabeth Barrett
Alison Elder has been my “go to” real estate professional for nearly 10 years, representing me on multiple sales and purchases of various Truckee area properties. I am an attorney and am also fairly knowledgeable about real estate, and held an Illinois Real Estate Broker license for several decades before moving to California. Alison Elder is far and away the most competent, diligent, knowledgeable and skilled real estate expert I have ever had the pleasure of working with – in Illinois, Florida and all over California. She follows up meticulously, is out front on virtually every aspect of any deal, and has a robust set of resources from which she collects market intelligence, information and trends. Alison has assembled a skilled team of support staff, keeps her clients informed at every step of the way, keeps and provides complete records, knows the area and properties thoroughly, and has a keen sense of negotiation, strategy and what it takes to make and close a deal! In addition to being my broker of choice for nearly 10 years, I have referred multiple clients to her, all of whom thanked me profusely and share my enthusiasm. You will not find a more talented, more knowledgeable and more capable anywhere in the area!
– Martin Greenstein
Alison Elder recently represented us in the sale of our home at 11705 Kitzbuhel Road, Truckee, CA. She is an outstanding realtor who we highly recommend. She is a talented communicator who truly represents her client. Her design skills are excellent. She has a wonderful inventory of talented and skilled people who provide outstanding services and products including maintenance and cleaning services, appliance repair and sales, contractors, etc. Her office personnel and escrow staff are excellent and very diligent in meeting her client’s needs. Alison is an enthusiastic and positive person who has an abundance of energy and literally works around the clock to represent her clients. We were extremely impressed with her and her staff.
– Judy Quattrin
Within 12 hours of my first meeting with Alison, she had a timetable of everything that needed to happen to get the house on the market in two weeks and had started making the appointments. In my case, she wanted me out of the house as fast as possible so she could stage it, claiming she could sell it in 30 days. In addition to scheduling service, inspection, and maintenance appointments, she provided me with packing help. She gives her team enough business that they come immediately when she asks them to. With their help, I was out in two weeks and, within three weeks of staging, I’d accepted an offer. During the process, we were not always in agreement, but she allowed me to stick to my decisions and wound up supporting them. Her connection to my target community helped find me a qualified buyer. I would definitely work with Alison again.
– Lorraine Comanor
Alison both found and sold my first home in Truckee. She is deeply knowledgeable of the area, industry best practices, and keenly aware of both buyer and seller behavior. In both of my experiences working with her, I always felt like Alison acted in my best interest. She and her team were always responsive in a timely fashion and made a very exciting (buying) and stressful (selling) process as easy as possible.
– Jennifer Cubias
Alison has an experienced team so the process is not only streamlined but addresses all facets of selling a home from cleaning, to moving furniture, packing our PODs, title work, amazing marketing for our property, reaching thousands of people (she also knows hundreds of people which broadens the network of prospective buyers/sellers). We would strongly recommend Alison as the realtor of choice!
– Patti & Gary Boxeth
We were very lucky when we selected Alison to sell our unfinished home. We loved the way the property was presented online and believe this helped get us top dollar. Alison is highly professional, yet very personal. She always kept us in the loop and responded promptly when we had questions. We would absolutely use Alison again or recommend her to our friends and family. Great selling experience!
– Bennie & Charles McCrary
Now after buying and selling our beautiful home, I can’t imagine working with any other agent than Alison Elder. When buying, Alison did not waste our time viewing houses that would not suit us. She listened, focused, and offered only the best for our budget and interests. When selling, Alison kept us on target and provided the talent needed to make our home show ready. To us, it would just be silly to work with anyone else.
– Thomas Eddy & Rob Huebschmann
This was our second deal with the Elder Group. Alison and her team do a great job managing the process of buying or selling a home for you. They help with all of the little things that need to be done as well, recommending competent local contractors to speed the process along, dotting all of the i’s and crossing all of the t’s. If you are in the Tahoe/Truckee market, I can’t recommend The Elder Group Highly enough.
– Rich & Toni Sarris
I am SO happy I chose Alison Elder and her team to sell my beautiful lot in Tahoe Donner. It only took 3 months, which I now know is not a lot, as vacant lots tend to not move very fast, unless they are priced absolutely right. Alison’s advice was crucial in this regard. Alison and her team also made the whole process seem like a breeze: their responsiveness, efficiency, and friendliness made this whole experience very pleasant. I had heard from a developer that Alison was the mover and shaker in the area. He was right! Thank you Alison and your amazing team!
– Brigitte Mouchet
Many thanks to Alison & the Elder Team! The photos, literature & marketing package was professionally done which really helped sell the property. Response time was quick and efficient when issues arose. Thanks again!!
– Scott Leask
Alison Elder and her highly skilled, professional Client Services Team provided me with outstanding customer service! Alison was a caring partner, expert marketer and strategic thinker during the sale of my condo, supported by her cordial, positive team. They were all immediately responsive to any challenge, concern or question throughout. When my first buyer got cold feet and backed out, Alison identified and quickly implemented solutions to concerns (utilizing local resources who show great respect for her!), resulting in a second,all-cash sale with fast close. Alison and her team have extensive experience with the complexities of selling/closing in the Tahoe market – and were just nice people to work with. Wish I could give Alison and her team a 10 instead of only a 5!
– Martha “Da” Gilley
Alison and her team are a vital part of my team, as a local builder in the Truckee region, I rely on her to sell my product. Alison represented me as the seller, and even staged the home with her own inventory to get the property sold. Can’t say enough good things about the Elder Group Tahoe TEAM!!!
– Heather Schourup
Alison listed my house and had a full offer in one week. She and her team work flawlessly together. She staged and recommended making my house look its best. Her team like Camille, Ronda and Casey were so attentive making everything easy. The end result was a total sale full price and they sent me a beautiful bookbinder with all of the paperwork pictures and keepsake. Yes I would absolutely recommend Alison and her staff.
– Pat Thomas
Alison and her team are absolutely extraordinary. From the time of the listing to the completion of escrow, the Elder Group was professional, responsive, friendly, and always went the extra mile. This is the fifth home we have sold and believe you me, the organization of the Elder Group office is one-of-a-kind. We received feedback on every showing possible, supplies were monitored to ensure we did not run out of brochures, etc, photos were outstanding, check-ins with Alison (which she totally prepared for) were frequent and informative. The contract handling was superb, thorough, and complete – with great advice provided along the way. We just felt that everyone the office was focused on US – how great is that! Needless to say, we were very happy with the results and would recommend Alison and her team with no reservations – you just cannot beat her professional approach.
– Steve & Marilyn Disbrow
Alison Elder and The Elder Group were extremely professional, very well organized and very pleasant to work with. The photos and the brochure, actually the entire media package, was very well done and highlighted our house perfectly. Our house was on the market for only 4 days at which time we received 2 full price offers. We couldn’t be happier with the results and the service. Thanks Elder Group!
– Andrea Bollakis
We really had a great experience. The Elder Group was responsive and available. They invested a great deal into marketing and our home showed great in their advertising. Alison is extremely knowledgeable and made the experience fantastic
– Rich Mosby
Alison and her team helped me, within 6 weeks, CLOSE on a property I hadn’t been able to sell for about 4 years listed with a different realtor. The closing price was higher than the prior list price, and higher than the listing price suggested by 2 other realtors. Communication couldn’t have been better – precise, rapid, pleasant
– Chris Gallery
Alison Elder and everyone at the Elder Group were fantastic and a pleasure to work with during the entire process of buying a new home in Tahoe Donner while simultaneously preparing, listing and selling our previous home, also in Tahoe Donner. Alison, Ronda, Desmond, Camille and everyone on the team were very knowledgable, professional, timely and kept us updated always. We are very happy with our new home, the sale of our old home was a success and when the time comes to move up to our dream house in Tahoe Donner, we will naturally work with Alison and Team Elder once again! Thanks guys!
– Oliver & Yoko Gover
Alison and her team did a great job. They are very thorough and stay on top of all the details. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to sell a property.
– Jack Pacheco
In the last two years, we’ve purchased three homes and sold two homes. Alison acted as buy and sell side on one of our purchases, and sell side on one of our sales. Having had extensive recent experience on both sides of residential real estate transactions, I can say, without a doubt, that Alison and her team are in a completely different league. The level of expertise, professionalism, deal execution and client service they bring to the table are unmatched. I could not recommend Alison and her team more, whether buying or selling in the Truckee area, and frankly anywhere she chooses to offer her services. Hands down the best.
– Charles Bair
We contacted the office of Alison Elder to list our house in Tahoe Donner. Alison and her team of professionals were beyond amazing. Their communication, organization, follow through and knowledge were beyond impressive. If ever we’re in the market to buy or sell a house in the Tahoe area, we’ll be sure to use them again and if you’re considering the need for a real estate agent, I strongly urge you to contact her.
– Peter & Barbara Bierwith
Alison and her ‘Team’ were a pleasure to work with. I always felt our interests were their top priority. Professional and Friendly ….. Hard Working and Conscientious …. We never had any difficulty reaching Alison or a Team Member and all questions were answered quickly. Alison has more energy than most, but if you can keep up and hold on….she will guide you through all the obstacles and headaches of selling your home. I would highly recommend this true “Team” of professionals.
– Dan & Becky Mullins
My wife and I have a small family and both own small businesses; for us, time is a precious commodity. Alison quickly gathered that and was sensitive to making things happen quick and easy. From start to finish, it became very clear that Alison and her team know what they are doing. Alison tells it like it is and is very responsive. We had seen the quality of her marketing of other homes over the years and knew she would be the one to list our home. Not only did our home sell quickly for more than the listed price, Alison made the process as painless and time efficient as was humanly possible. If you are looking for a Realtor in the Truckee/Tahoe area with proven experience, professionalism, and good ‘ol fashion know how, look no further than Alison Elder…she gets it!
– Chuck Bona & Catalina Phan
I have worked in customer service businesses my entire career. Alison and her staf provided the highest quality of customer service I have experienced! The care and attention to detail with which they handled my sale was unparalleled. Choose Alison Elder if you want an outstanding experience as a buyer or seller of real estate, It’s as simple as that.
– Pete Zipkin
Alison and the Elder Group team have now assisted me with four separate transactions – two buys and two sells. They are as good as they come, organized, provide great service and go the extra mile to ensure the process, showings, inspections and all the details related to selling the house were smooth and seamless amongst the team. The transaction allowed me to plan a relocation comfortably and the buyers, also Elder Group clients, closed on time. Whether you are selling or buying, I highly recommend Alison and her team to get the job done to your satisfaction – they go the extra mile!
– Blaine Bragg
Alison and her team did a great job of selling our home. Our house and its location were unique and challenging, but Alison was able to find several people interested in the home. She walked us through deciding which offer to accept, and her years of experience clearly showed. Her team was professional and attentive throughout escrow, and we felt fortunate to have their experience and guidance.
– Dan & Tracy Keller
Alison and her team were top-shelf on many levels in our real estate sale. We had a pretty unusual property but that posed no challenge to the Elder Group. They were quick to respond to our questions, professional in their manner and thorough in their attention to detail. If you are interested in selling your property and want the assistance of an agent, I can’t think of a better outfit to work with than Alison and her team.
– Adam Gall
The best in the business! Alison helped us sell our condo in Tahoe City and she was as perfect as we had heard. Thanks again, Alison. Your expertise was so appreciated.
– Daniel & Julia Ponce
I have worked with Alison and her team on three projects so far, both as a buyer and a seller, and her attention to detail, understanding of the market and the support infrastructure provided by her team are unmatched. She’s courteous, honest, energetic and accommodating to the needs of both sides of the transaction.
– Mehran Farimani
Alison and her team helped us to sell our condo at Squaw Valley. Alison worked with us at every step of the process to achieve a quick sale at a good price. We had moved out of California, so it was difficult for us to prepare the condo for the sale. Alison and her team took care of everything. Condos do not always sell quickly in Squaw, but Alison came up with a marketing and pricing strategy that worked for us. Alison is great to work with. She has excellent insights on pricing and market conditions. Alison’s team is great as well–very friendly, responsive and efficient.
– Peter & Nadine Morrisette
Alison was very responsive and professional and went above and beyond as a Realtor. It was a pleasure to work with her. I highly recommend her to anyone wishing to sell in Tahoe.
– Cathal McCarthy & Lorraine McHugh
Alison and her top-notch team of professionals facilitated the sale of both our primary residence and vacant lot in Truckee. From the moment that we placed our first call to Alison, we felt like we were her most important client. She and her team bring an unparalleled level of professionalism and ACTION to the stressful, complicated real estate sale process. The attention to detail was evident every step of the way – from execution of a thorough marketing plan through negotiation to a successful close and even going the extra step to provide us with a single USB that contained all relevant documents and files for the transactions. A+ experience every step of the way!
– Todd & Carol Huckins
I have dealt with many realtors in the past, this is a whole new experience. From start to finish they are holding your hand and watching out for your best interests, giving you all the material you need. Not one but many experts in their company. I had listed my property with another realtor 3 times, just once with them and it was sold within a short time and seamless. You will not find a better organization.
– Elder Group Seller
Alison, You were the one who dragged me across the finish line! Much thanks to you and your team for making the sale of my lot in Lahontan a reality. Nice work!
– Joe Bayliss
What can we say about the Elder Team that hasn’t already been stated??? They get the job done in a highly professional manner, and have an extensive knowledge of the real estate market in the Tahoe/Truckee area that can’t be beat. Alison has also been an extremely helpful resource in gauging what current buyers in the market are looking for in properties. We look forward to working with Alison on future projects, and highly recommend her team to friends and family.
– Matt & Flavia Steele
Wow! Never had an experience of this caliber in selling or buying a home. This is a team of professionals working seamlessly together for you. After signing the contractual agreement, she was full throttle from the beginning to the close of escrow. She knows her product well. Very good recommendation from our neighbor in Tahoe Donner. I must say, Alison, you set the bar pretty high! I believe it would be very difficult to find another realtor and team like the Elder Group.
– Hunn Family
Alison helped us sell three adjacent properties in downtown Truckee – a historic house and two vacant lots. The properties were unique and required creative marketing and sales approaches. Alison had a clear and unwavering vision for the potential of these properties, and was skillful at presenting them to potential buyers and their agents. We sold these properties for significantly more than other realtors thought possible and we attribute that 100% to Alison’s competence. On top of that, her office is staffed with the most competent and pleasant group of real estate professionals we have ever worked with. We will use her for future real estate transactions in the Truckee area.
– Jerry & Kate Fickle
We had an exceptional experience working with Alison Elder at Elder Group Tahoe Engel & Völkers. Our house sold in four days with a seven day escrow and couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant experience. We would not hesitate to use them in the future.
– Joe & Mekaela Lamperti
Alison Elder and her fabulous team took on a complex listing for a vacant lot in December of 2016. It was the worst snow season in years. Snow got up to 20 feet or so high at Tahoe Donner. It was impossible for anyone to see the lot except from a drone photo. Alison and her super team stuck with it, always cheerful, always helpful. They never gave up. They were always positive. One offer came in and the counter did not quite make it. The counter on the 2nd offer was accepted. Complications arose from the property being owned for 26 years by a complex irrevocable trust. This did not daunt Alison and her crew. Even with the property located in Tahoe Donner and the Trustee of the Trust in Southern California, the Elder Team amazingly got the sale closed on time. Her team must know how to work miracles.
– Jean Stirling
Alison Elder of the Elder Group recently sold our home in Tahoe Donner. Her knowledge and expertise re: the current market was outstanding. She was incredibly efficient in helping us prepare for market. We live out of town so it was important to us that she could help us bring people in and out of our home without us having to be present. Her team was top notch and helped us with anything and everything down to window washing, cleaning etc. Her negotiation skills were excellent throughout the entire transaction. The closing of our deal was quick and painless. We highly recommend Alison to anyone purchasing or selling a home in the area.
– Jon & Carol Knorpp
Alison is extremely professional and gets impressive results quickly. She is supported by an efficient team who always kept us informed and gently prodded us when we needed it! We highly recommend Alison and her team.
– Jim & Melinda Herrity
Watch out! Be ready to move quickly with Team Elder. Within one month Alison and her team had our condo sold and our offer accepted on a dream home in Tahoe Donner. The Elder Group made our transition seamless by answering emails immediately and coordinating escrow timelines to match up between the two properties. We felt like we were personally supported through the entire process.
– Kevin & Stacy Wilcox
Earlier this summer we interviewed several top-performing realtors in our area, and we chose Alison—we felt very comfortable with her market assessment, recommendations, and marketing plan. In addition to Alison’s expertise and enthusiasm, her team’s knowledge and efficiency created a very smooth escrow process. We are grateful to Alison and her team for their great work selling our home.
– David & Linda George
Alison and her team were full service all the way. They helped maximize the value of our house and made things easy despite us being out of town most of the time. Would use her again 10 out of 10 times!
– Paul Macquiddy
The Elder Team was simply incredible! Alison’s inventory knowledge and pricing expertise is second to none. Her team handled everything from house prep to marketing, and they really made our property shine. They communicated with me every step of the way making the transaction very smooth. I highly recommend this team!
– Jake & Lisa Engelken
Alison was very knowledgeable about he market, and her team always responded timely to any requests. When the first buyer’s house fell out of contract, Alison had another offer shortly thereafter. From initial listing to closing was only 2-1/2 months.
– Jay & Judy Welker
Alison recently sold our place in Tahoe Donner. We’ve been in a number of real estate transactions before, but the quality of presentation, the attentiveness, the careful monitoring and the attention to detail that Alison and her group has shown is entirely at a different level. No wonder they are the number one show in town! I would gladly do business with Alison again and will point my friends her way when the occasion arises.
– Ramon & Alice Alino
Alison recently sold our home in Tahoe Donner. It sold above asking price within 3 days and escrow closed on schedule with no issues. Alison is truly an expert in the local market. She is very responsive and stays on top of all the details of the transaction. Alison has a team of assistants, but she stays personally involved in every detail of the process. She and her team provide full service when it comes to scheduling and coordinating inspections and repairs. I highly recommend her and will definitely use her again if we ever decide to sell our current home in Truckee.
– Steve & Jeannette Humphreys
We have worked with Alison both as buyers and sellers. Alison is a true professional when it comes to negotiation, and she has established credibility with other agents who happily bring their clients. Alison and her team are very organized providing her clients with a timeline of their transaction – this is so helpful. Now when it comes to marketing your home, Alison is beyond compare. Our home sold very quickly, and we could not be happier. You can’t go wrong with Alison Elder.
– Buddy Tucker & Julie Conyers
We had owned our home in Tahoe Donner for 12 years, and our kids had gotten older and we no longer spent much time there. We were ready to list it but were concerned that we didn’t have the time to manage the sprucing up needed to get it ready. Alison and her team handled all the logistics for everything – scheduled and managed repairs, cleaning, and getting the house listing-ready. Her team kept us well informed, and everyone on her team is friendly and great to work with.
– Jeff & Kristina Vetter
Alison Elder and her team fulfilled our expectations of selling our home with efficiency, professionalism and respect of all parties involved. We enjoyed her upbeat personality and helping us minimize stress. Alison’s vision in staging and marketing is beyond any realtor we’ve ever worked with. Her team created smooth transactions throughout to closing. In the end, we’re very pleased with our sale price. We highly recommend Alison and her team for your Real Estate needs, as together they listen to their clients.
– Susie & Ange Simonpietri
We cannot thank Alison and her team enough for the quick sale of our home! From the moment we met Alison and interacted with her team we were so impressed with their professionalism, knowledge and warmth through the whole process. We have never interacted with such an amazing realtor. She is the best and now we know why! We highly recommend Alison and her team if you want a top notch experience with selling a home.
– Bob & PJ Anttila
We had an excellent experience with Alison and her team and would highly recommend the Elder Group for buying and selling Real Estate in the greater Tahoe region. As we live in the bay area, we were somewhat knowledgeable about the Tahoe region, but had no experience with purchasing real estate in the area. From the beginning of our search to finding and closing on the perfect Tahoe Donner house that met our needs, they were a pleasure to work with, were unbiased with information on the pros/cons of various neighborhoods, and very supportive and responsive throughout the process. The entire team was focused on the details in correspondence with the selling party, inspection reports, contracts, and title company through final closing. We highly recommend them for your new purchase and/or sale!
– Mark Fissel
Alison is simply the best! She cares about you as a person and is dedicated to doing her very best to get your property sold. She has a good team of dedicated people who also care deeply. She sold us into a great new home which we love, and then sold our current home (which we also loved) but wanted to get a different floor plan, and some more space. We would, and have recommended Alison to everyone we know. 🙂
– Steve & Ina Bauman
As a 25 year investor in real estate in 4 states, this team is without question the best I’ve ever encountered. Every detail is handled in a professional manner. This is my 2nd experience with this team, would endorse strongly.
– Ken Hester
Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate just sold our lot in Tahoe Donner. The team is very efficient. Within days of signing the agreement with them to represent us, the listing was out. They had taken nice pictures and gave a beautiful, exact description of the lot. They even updated the photos for the winter. The office team works very well together. One member would fill in when the other member was not available. The whole process was done very smoothly. When an offer came, they did not pressure us in accepting it and allowed us to come to a decision on our own. It was very pleasant experience working with them.
– Frederick & Lucia Tran
Alison and her entire team are hands down the best in the business! She navigated us through a rough escrow with patience and grace. If you’re not using Alison Elder and her team, you’re missing out.
– Mark & Shannon Vicencio
Alison and her team did a great job from listing to close in the process of selling our cabin in Tahoe. They were very attentive to small and large details that came up during each phase of the sale and close.
– Jeff Jones
Alison and her team are the best that I have ever worked within the course of many real estate transactions over the years. Alison herself is an expert on the Tahoe Donner market and very hands on. She invested over five hours in two separate sessions at our home helping us to properly stage it for sale. Her team is very professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and leaves nothing to chance. I give the Elder Team an A++ rating.
– Clay & Marianne Bowers
We used Alison to sell our high end home in Truckee. She and her team stayed on top of a complicated transaction performing a great deal of behind the scenes negotiations. We were very pleased with the outcome and working with Alison and her team. We would definitely use her team again.
– Michael Monroe & Susan Bloom
Alison and her team were extremely informative, professional and personable with assisting me in selling my Tahoe Donner lot. She directed me to her local contacts for multiple services including defensible space contractors, surveyors and the Tahoe Donner HOA. All of which worked out wonderfully. She even clearly explained and guided me through some complications in the process which put me at ease and left me with no doubt that the deal would be completed. I would definitely recommend any friends and family to use Alison as their representative.
– Andrew Cheung
There’s a reason Alison is the region’s top real estate agent. Put plainly: She’s good at what she does. When we were looking for a house, she understood our needs and wants, and we wasted very little time at houses that weren’t a good fit for us. Within a few weeks, we found the right house. When we were putting our house on the market, she has the knowledge to know what potential buyers are looking for. She knew what makes a house desirable. The result: Our house sold in one day. And I can’t say enough good things about her support staff. Absolutely wonderful. They were so helpful… I’m not sure how we could have gone through the selling and buying process without their assistance. A big “thumbs up” to Alison and her team.
– Rick & Patti Momii
The professional assistance and service provided by Alison Elder and her team in Truckee, CA was simply superb. She knows the local market extremely well, as evidenced by the right pricing of our home and its prompt sale. What impressed us the most, however, was the absolutely outstanding support we received from Ms. Elder and her team. They made the whole process easy despite the difficulties of selling and buying a home at the same time. I had purchased and sold several residences before, but the level of service and support provided by the Elder Group was far above any of my previous real estate transactions. If you are looking for a top real estate professional in this area, I would highly recommend Alison Elder and her team. T. A. Lipien
– T.A. Lipien
I recently completed my second transaction with Alison. She and her team were very professional, knowledgeable. They made the sale of my property as easy as the purchase had been. I highly recommend Alison and her team to anyone looking for property in or around Truckee!
– Barbara Roudebush
Alison made the process of selling our second home very easy. From coming in and getting things ready to put it on the market forward. Alison has put together a great team and she leads them well. I was kept well informed of what was happening every step of the way.
– Bryan and Gayle Pullman
We loved having Alison as our realtor. She gave us great advice, never pressured us into taking a deal, was always available for questions, and genuinely felt like a true friend. We highly recommend her!
– Kyle & Michelle Obenour
Alison and her staff were always accommodating and followed through letting us know what was happening with our property at all phases. It was truly a pleasure working with such professionals. I consider Alison and her staff excellent in every respect. John and I highly recommend Alison Elder to anyone considering a purchase or sale of property (land or home).
– Janelle and John O’Donnell
Alison and her staff were simply the best to work with. They are among the most professional, responsive, efficient teams I have ever worked with, in any industry. They were in constant communication, organized and incredibly committed to our purchase. We were successful in purchasing our home only because of their dedication and ability to overcome uncontrollable obstacles. Alison is kind, fun, light-hearted & sincere – with a commitment to her customers that is over the top! Alison knows the market, the options available, the community and all that the Truckee area has to offer. She should be your #1 choice to buy or sell a home!
– Alan & Gina Telford
We worked with Alison on two transactions this year – selling our Grandpa’s cabin and buying a cabin for our family. Alison has set the bar for us for real estate professionals. She helped us prepare our house for sale with all of her great resources. She was patient and insightful as we considered properties to buy. She and her team are incredibly responsive and service oriented. It was a pleasure to work with Alison and her team. We would choose her again and again.
– David & Elisabeth Wood
It was such a sincere pleasure working with you on the successful sale of our home on Kent Drive here in Truckee. With the fact that we were operating under a 30-day escrow, timing was of the essence; and the Elder Group worked efficiently and effectively to make our transaction succeed right on time. We were impressed with every aspect of the transaction. The upfront marketing material which was custom designed by the Elder Group was superb.
Alison and her team dominate the local single family real estate market. I highly recommend Alison Elder and her team of talented professionals to those seeking to sell their homes in future.
Tasmanian Devil! Be prepared to sell or buy! Alison and her team are organized, professional, responsive, and very pleasant to deal with. She will be my first call when I decide to buy or sell in the area again.
A home purchase is usually the biggest financial decision anyone can face so why chance it. Hire Alison Elder!!! She is THE person who understands the market, knows how to get a transaction completed, and a complete real estate professional that is simply unmatched by her peers. Plus she’s a pleasure to work with. The Truckee area will be hot market for decades to come and so will Alison. Can’t go wrong.
Alison and her team were great! She helped us sell our cabin in Alpine Meadows, and given the fact we live out of the area, I anticipated a painful and prolonged process. In fact, it turned out to be smooth and quick, and we have Alison to thank for that. She managed the process expertly, showed energy and enthusiasm throughout and was incredibly responsive. She made us feel like we were her only client, which is of course not true because she’s awesome. We were so happy with Alison’s work that we asked her to help us find a new place in Tahoe Donner. It was another great experience, but I’ll let my wife speak about it in a separate review.
The key to successfully selling a home is marketing. Alison put her personal touch on the presentation of our home and developed an A+ marketing program that displayed our home in an extremely positive manner to numerous segments of the buying community. Proof of Alison’s marketing skills is that our home sold in two months. Many thanks to Alison and her wonderful staff!
-Scott & Julie Render
I engaged Alison to list and sell my mountain ski cabin. I chose her because of all of her signs in Tahoe Donner, where my home is located. I expected a very productive operation, and I was not disappointed! Alison and her team are an awesome productivity machine. She and her folks quickly follow up on all the myriad details, only burdening me when absolutely necessary, otherwise taking care of things themselves whenever possible. They have contacts in every imaginable area. And they are very responsive too. For example, one time Alison took my after-hours call while at the hairdresser under a dryer! (and of course at many other more convenient times too). All this and she is also very personable and easy to talk to, which is very important when the news is bad or the subject is difficult. I would wholeheartedly recommend Alison and her team!
I can’t say enough good things about working with Alison and her team. We listed our condo in Tahoe City with them and they sold it for us at an excellent price and faster than we thought. From start to finish they were knowledgeable, honest, diligent, and accessible -Why we chose Alison and her team: Alison distinguished herself from the rest of the realtors with her passion and energy, and we could tell that she was going to market and sell our place vs. just list it. She immediately had ideas about to position the property, what type of buyers to target, how to reach them, and how to stage the property to show it best. – What our experience was like finding a buyer: Alison was thoughtful and appropriately aggressive in her pricing recommendation, which we followed. She and her team took care of all the prep work staging the property, getting professional photos, creating all the marketing materials, holding tours/open houses for other realtors, and getting our listing up on all the right websites. It was all extremely easy with very little work from our perspective. – What our experience was like closing the deal once the buyer made an offer: Alison provided sound guidance and recommendations on negotiating with the buyer, which resulted in a sale price and terms we were very happy with. Once we reached an agreement, her execution team took over and handled all the closing details. They were simply amazing getting all the paperwork and logistical issues resolved every step of the way. Overall we had an amazing experience and would highly recommend Alison and her team to everyone!
-Dan & Julia Ponce
Have worked with Alison for many years now, she and her team are very good at marketing the properties they are selling, any and all questions I have they have the answer. She is very professional at knowing what the home values are and has always been top on with all sales that she and her team have done over the years for us, once again masterful at what they do, a team that loves what they are doing for a living.
“You and your team were outstanding, we have never ever had an agent as good, diligent and effective as you. We could not have done this without you nor had as successful an outcome. Your team was great to work with, both friendly, cooperative and understanding. They knew what had to get done and they were deliberate, followed up when needed and got it all done in a timely manner. We only wish you could help us sell our house in the East Bay, so if you ever open an office locally you have our listing for sure. Thanks for everything we could not be more pleased oh and thanks for the kit and the gift card we can’t wait to use everything.”
-Allen & MaryPat Prince
“We listed our cabin with Alison to sell thinking it would be an easy sale and close. It was not. We were in escrow in a few days, but the close itself was a marathon. However, we closed on the date expected due to Alison and her team’s hard work and efforts in holding the deal together during the tough spots. Alison navigated the difficulties and acted as our eyes, ears and feet on the ground for the legwork required in this deal, as we are out of state. We highly recommend Alison and her team – not just for the easy deals, but also for when the going gets tough.”
-Glenda and Gord Savage
“Two years before we decided to sell our Tahoe vacation home, we would receive new listings postcards monthly at our Alameda home. We also noticed Alison’s new listings were featured prominently in the monthly Tahoe Donner magazines. When we decided to sell, Alison came to mind because we felt our property would receive the best exposure. Two weeks after listing, we received an offer over the asking price. I don’t know if Alison would remember, but when we met her at the Tahoe home, I had showed her all the postcards and were going to give them to her as a souvenir and tell her that the expense of those monthly postcards did pay off. Robert and I were impressed with not only Alison but the professionalism of the entire office. Thanks again. Continued success.
-Robert and Selina Haynes
We were very happy with the whole team effort and are happy to recommend them in the future.
-Terrance & Julie Blaney
Alison sold our house and helped us find the perfect lot to buy. Her knowledge of residential homes and lots in the northern Tahoe area is unmatched. She and her wonderful staff made the whole process smooth and easy. Alison truly listens and works with you. While this review allows only five stars, she really deserves a solid ten in each category.
-Jeanne Wolfe & Debra Derosier
Working with Alison and her team removed all of the stress from selling my home in Truckee, especially because I had to be out-of-town attending to family matters during most of the transaction. Not only did I get excellent support, including excellent referrals from Alison’s contractor contacts, but once I was gone her team treated my home as if it was theirs, making sure the staging was professional and that the house was cared-for in my absence. When I saw the online presentation after we went live I was blown away; the staging and photos looked like something from a decorating magazine. Once we had an offer the business end went off without a hitch. In every regard the transaction was as smooth as possible. Selling (or buying) a home can be a stressful process so it’s important to have a supportive team around you. For me, Alison provided all of the support I needed.
This Real Estate agency headed by Alison Elder was very professional in its handling of our home sale from listing to closing. We felt we had to do very little as the staff took over those details for us, most importantly when we were out of the Country. Alison knows the market and we highly recommend them for real estate transactions.
-Oren & Margo Hall
Alison was positive and proactive every step of the way in getting our Tahoe Donner house sold. She also has an outstanding team to handle the details in a timely manner. She did an excellent job staging our home and got it sold under difficult market conditions with increasing inventory and many price reductions. We appreciate her professionalism and would highly recommend her to anyone in the area.
-Larry & Marcia Hulberg
Alison and her team did a wonderful job of representing our property and assisting us in the sale of our home. Alison positioned our property for maximum exposure to buyers who were interested in our style of home. From a seller’s perspective, Alison’s professional and guiding approach truly optimized our experience and supported us throughout the entire sales process.
-Rob and Marsha Schapper
The Mayo family came to Alison in March and asked Alison if she could sell our house in 90 days, she informed me that she could. With her marketing skills the first day on the market we had six offers come in. After a bidding war for a couple days we were able to settle on one and the house was able to sell within 45 days. Alison Elder you truly are the greatest.
-The Mayo Family
The “Elder Team” has assisted us at purchasing two homes and selling a third over several years. Alison has the innate ability to quickly determine our key buying and selling criteria and lock in on a buyer or a “diamond” on the perfect geographical setting. After deciding to permanently relocate to Truckee, we stumbled upon a home with perhaps the best views of Truckee and the surrounding area. Truly unbelievable. We knew we had to act fast to seal the deal and needed Alison to get the job done. In a few hours with Alison, we were able to place a competitive offer on the table that resulted in us owning our retirement dream home. We call our new home “Serendipity”. We could not have made this happen with out the Elder Team driving the deal end to end. Equally, Alison is a giver back to the Truckee community which is important to us as a business partner. We will choose the “Elder Team” every time as we are convinced – there is no one better the the Tahoe and surrounding area!
-Jeff and Jackie Reifers
Alison knows the Truckee Tahoe market very, very well.
Alison sold our Truckee house quickly and seamlessly in a tough market. I was very happy with my experience and recommend her highly.
When we decided to look into buying a larger vacation home, we wanted to get a good assessment of the current value of our existing home. We had spoken to another realtor previously and weren’t that happy with the result. A short time later, we decided to look at the market again, and decided to call Alison, who was listing a property next door to us. I was also very familiar with Alison because of all of her listings and sales results. Alison made a very quick and accurate assessment of what we could list and sell the home for. We were off and running. Our home was listed, and in escrow, much faster than we expected. It was one of the easiest transactions I have ever been involved in. Alison and her team, and the system they have is a well oiled machine. They know the market, and handled every detail of the process seamlessly.
“It was great to work with Alison Elder and the entire team from preparing the house, staging it beautifully and selling it in four days! We couldn’t ask for a more energetic, enthusiastic and involved team. And…. we sold our home over asking and had two offers!”
We are so pleased with our selection of Alison Elder and her professional staff to handle the marketing and sale of our “beloved” cabin in Tahoe Donner. To begin with, the decision to sell did not come easily as we had enjoyed more than 36 years in our home-away-from-home on Copenhagen Drive. From that first moment we met Alison we knew we had made the right selection. Alison’s experience, capabilities and thorough understanding of the marketplace instilled us with the confidence of knowing we would be represented well and that all the details needed for successful marketing of our home would be handled in a helpful and professional way. We were surprisingly “rewarded” with an extremely quick sale, that was entirely handled by the efficient and friendly staff. The entire sale-to-transfer process was very smooth, quick and fully supported by the every individual on the Elder team. Our thanks to each and everyone of them for a job well done!
-Bill and Maureen Storey
When we decided to look into buying a larger vacation home, we wanted to get a good assessment of the current value of our existing home. We had spoke to another realtor previously and weren’t that happy with the result. A short time later, we decided to look at the market again, and decided to call Alison, who was listing a property next door to us. I was also very familiar with Alison because of all of her listings and sales results. Alison made a very quick and accurate assessment of what we could list and sell the home for. We were off and running. Our home was listed, and in escrow, much faster than we expected. It was one of the easiest transactions I have ever been involved in. Alison and her team, and the system they have is a well oiled machine. They know the market, and handled every detail of the process seamlessly.
-Chris & Stacy Charlesworth
When we decided to sell our Tahoe Donner home we wanted it done quickly. As many great producing agents as there are in the area I simply set up interviews with the top 2. We choose Alison based on her track record and significant web presence. Most people we knew in the area were second home owners so we decided that, like us when we bought, prospective clients would most likely start their search online and Alison’s web based marketing program seemed to be a step above the others.
We had three specific requirements for Alison when choosing her to sell our
home: 1) sell it at or above a specific price
2) sell it within eight weeks and
3) sell it with minimal hassle as we live out of town.
Here, less than six weeks later, we have a house that has already closed above our asking price and all done with minimal impact to our everyday lives. Alison’s team was pleasant, professional, diligent and thorough and the vendors she used for last minute tasks were quick to respond, fairly priced and simply did what was needed. All told, a seamless transaction from a real estate professional.
Alison Elder sold two of my Truckee homes with in one month. One had a ski lease and other realtors wouldn’t touch it. Alison worked out ALL of the details and we never had to worry about a thing. Her team is extremely effective and efficient. Alison was a dream to work with! When the going got tough she maneuvered thru masterfully I highly recommend her!
Property sales in the Russell Valley are few and far between. I hired Alison Elder as my Realtor due to her reputation and track record. We closed the property on January 23, 2015 and throughout the escrow, Alison, and her very skilled team were super responsive, very pleasant to deal with and clearly technically sound. I put my property sale in her capable hands and trusted her to properly market and sell my home. Based on the “comps”, she clearly hit it out of the park! If you are thinking about selling, you can’t get a better Realtor than Alison Elder her staff if you want top dollar for your property.
Alison and team spent a tremendous amount of time and effort assisting us in selling our unusual land property in Truckee. While politely getting us educated on the “true” value of our land and working with buyers to bring the escrow to a successful conclusion, Alison’s expertise was greatly appreciated. This is my second property I have sold through the Alison Elder team and am now looking for something with her that I can Keep! I highly recommend you reach out to Alison if you are looking to buy or sell.
My wife and I wish to thank you and your entire staff for another job well done. Our home was listed and sold within a reasonable time frame. The documents requiring signatures flowed back and forth smoothly via email and Doc u sign.The sellers and buyers of this transaction were both smiling as we rapidly closed escrow. From our family to yours Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
-Sincerely Yours, Brett and Barbara Johnson
We were very impressed with the way our lot sale was handled by Alison Elder. The sale closed swiftly and most of the paperwork was completed electronically. I really appreciated the efficient way the sale was handled. It took only a few weeks.
We had been trying to sell the lot for several years. Thanks again to Alison and her staff.
-Rosanne & Jeff Stephenson
I can’t say enough good things about Alison and her team. I am an experienced real estate developer of twenty-five years and have extensive knowledge of the process. We bought our first home in Truckee last spring. Alison represented both sides of the transaction and was totally professional throughout the process. The price of the home was a bit of a stretch for us at the time. She actually made a concession on her commission with the seller to make the deal happen. Her straight forward approach was exactly what we needed.
Eight months later, our financial situation changed. We wanted to explore Lahontan. We contacted Alison and looked at several lots to build on. I think we toured a half dozen times. We had tied up two lots but did not really find a suitable parcel for us. After several weeks we decided that we did not want to go through the design/build process. Alison was extremely patient and understood our reservations, concerns, and needs
We looked at a few homes in our price range, but they needed too much work. Soon after, our dream home fell out of escrow, and we jumped right on it. We got into the contract and needed to sell our existing home. Alison went into overdrive. She called her team and had our home market ready in four days. When Alison speaks, people listen. With her extensive knowledge of the market, her pricing recommendation for our existing home was spot on.
Two weeks later, a low offer came in. Alison took control of the negotiations. Our aggressive counter offer was accepted. Any time of the day if we had a question she was just a text, email or call away and we never had to wait long for a reply. Both escrows closed on schedule within one week of each other. The process was fast and furious. I could not have asked for a smoother transaction. Her team of professionals helped make our newly purchased house a home and they worked with my wife to pick colors and style ideas to bring our home to life.
I absolutely would recommend Alison and her team to anyone thinking about buying or selling a home. She is someone I feel completely comfortable with. There was always open dialogue and I never felt like I was being taken or left in the dark about anything. We are so lucky to have found such an honest, fun, exciting and dedicated professional to help us!
-Scott & Lisa Crist
Working with the Alison we knew our home sale to be in good hands. Alison and her team were prompt, courteous, informative, and thorough every step of the way – and when it came time to negotiate an offer we were confident they had our best interests in mind.
Alison is an animal. She works her butt off, and has a great team and system in place. If you want to sell a house in Truckee, she will make it happen.
-Bill Dettering and Sue Peiper
We were introduced to Alison through friends who had recently bought a home in Tahoe. Alison is very knowledgeable about the Tahoe/Truckee real estate market and is honest and direct when discussing options for buying and selling. Alison was extremely responsive, and she and her team helped the process go smoothly from start to finish. Alison and the entire team were a pleasure to work with and we have already recommended her to several friends.
-Russell and Valerie Stoltenberg
Alison and her team displayed a high level of professionalism and customer service during our recent home sale. They were on top of all of the various details throughout the transaction to ensure a smooth and timely closing. We really appreciate Alison’s dedication to her client and her knowledge of the local market. Job well done.
From the moment I met Alison I knew we would work together well. She was very helpful with all the questions I had. She knew exactly how to ease my worries. Anytime I had a question she was very fast to respond. Alison is very professional. I would highly recommend her to list and sell your home. Alison lays out a plan and does exactly what she told you she would do.
Alison and her team really impressed us with their professionalism, their attention to detail, and their ability to capture the essence of our home for its new owner. The sales process was extremely smooth and headache-free, which is important in such an emotional and complicated decision. When we are ready to buy again, we certainly want Alison and her team to be our partners.
-Mike and Elizabeth Minigan
As anyone who has ever sold a home can testify, the selling process can be extraordinarily stressful – physically exhausting, psychologically draining, and even emotionally unbalancing. A seller’s best friend during these challenging times is an amazing realtor and their equally amazing support team. After listing our home with Alison in Truckee we were completely and professionally cared for in every detail of the process by our realtor Alison Elder and specifically her incredibly capable assistant Ronda Moll.
Our goal in our selling process was to have it happen with as much ease and grace as possible. When it became physically overwhelming, Ronda consulted with us about prioritizing our to-do list to keep it pertinent, efficient and reasonable. When it became psychologically challenging and stressful, we simply contacted Ronda and she was able to advise us with her considerable experience and wisdom, making us quite confident and comfortable with our decisions and choices. And when it became emotionally trying Ronda’s expert counseling was very comforting. We felt totally comfortable and secure with her guidance and support. She was always available for us, and this helped us create a remarkably easy and graceful sale of our home. For this, we are eternally grateful. Thank you so much! Here are some more thoughts from us on what a fabulous job you did.
Obviously, any home seller (or buyer) has their own unique needs, wants and desires for their home selling process. Our recent sale was no exception. As you know, for various personal reasons we needed our home sale to go quickly, smoothly, easily and gracefully. Our sale could not have gone better, and we are so grateful to you.
We received a full price cash offer within five days of listing, and this was our dream come true. And the contract, negotiation, escrow and closing processes were just as smooth. Thank you for your expert wisdom, intuition, guidance, and advice which made this journey not only easy for us but enjoyable as well.
What impressed us about working with you was your masterful ability to really understand our particular situation and truly ‘get us.’ You then designed an excellent custom strategy for us which gave us tremendous confidence that we were comfortably in good hands. This is something that we hadn’t expected but profoundly appreciated and we believe that this helped significantly in creating our fabulous home selling experience.
Thank you for your excellent care Alison. You’re the best! Alison and her team get our most enthusiastic recommendation for anyone searching for an easy, graceful and pleasurable experience!
-From our hearts, Richard and Cari Leversee
Alison Elder sold my neighbor’s home, and she came with a high recommendation. I was impressed with her professionalism and marketing skills. Within 12 hours I had a buyer – and I was accepting their offer which was full price and cash! My head was spinning, and I owe it all to Alison and the people she works with – they take the selling of your home seriously, and they get the job done!
At the end of May, 2014, I concluded that old age and declining health require that I sell my Tahoe Donner home of many years and retire to my primary Bay Area residence.
I contacted Alison Elder, among other realtors, and she promptly came to the 17012 Skislope location. Within a few days, Alison proposed a plan to prepare the house for sale and market it. Importantly to me, Alison also arranged to have much of the property in my home removed and delivered to storage in San Francisco; and this was accomplished within a few days. (Other prospective realtors declined to become involved in this property removal and transfer.)
Thus within a week, I left Tahoe Donner reluctantly for the last time. The house went up for sale at my departure. Alison procured a buyer shortly thereafter; we secured an acceptable offer and acceptance, and title passed in mid-July. Alison and her staff proceeded expeditiously and I was very satisfied with the timely outcome.
-Timothy E. Treacy
We have been absentee owners of two residents at Tahoe Donner for 40 + years so feel that we know the area pretty well. We have just sold our larger home and will now look for a smaller condo for our kids to enjoy. Alison did a wonderful job of assisting us in selling that home. We listed in last December and signed the closing papers on May 23 so were pleased with the fast movement. Alison and her team were very helpful in helping us to get the house ready to sell. Always there when we needed them. Our thanks to them for a job well done.
-A & D Donnelly
Alison and her staff are the best! Planning for retirement, we put our trust into Alison for everything. She didn’t ever let us down. We got expert advice and service. Most importantly, we were able to sell all three of our properties (a luxury home and two lots) at our listing price and could not have been happier with how fast and painless the process went. She always went out of her way to give us personalized, professional attention. If you need an agent, Alison Elder is the one.
-Stephen and Jennifer Hinkle, Sellers, 15659 Sherwood Drive
An interview with Alison and her staff made it clear that they had the tools, know-how and drive to get our house sold quickly and at a fair price. Their results speak for themselves.
As a busy Silicon Valley Realtor, I realized the need for a local expert when the time came to sell my Tahoe Donner home. I chose Alison Elder. I was impressed with her high quality, extensive marketing package as well as the efficiency and organized way she runs her business and her team. We received a full price offer in 3 days!
Twelve years ago Alison bought one of my new construction homes in Tahoe Donner. This year, she sold three homes, before they were on MLS and before they were completed. Her clients were fantastic to work with and Alison’s entire team went over and above to provide excellent communication, immediate responses, and ongoing support. If you need a Realtor, just call Alison.
I couldn’t be more pleased with our decision to hire Alison Elder as our Realtor. Alison, Ronda and their team are super professional and have the best attitude. Their knowledge and expertise of the market is unparalleled. During our initial visit, I was pleasantly surprised to see all the resources Alison provided and reviewed with us to get the ball rolling. She made some valid suggestions of the property and her team staged our home for the “model” home look and feel. Through the process Alison and her team would check in and were always responsive to anything. I can go on and on…
I would highly recommend the Elder team if you are buying or selling!
Alison, THANK YOU so much for lending us your trailer.
You, Ronda, Laurel and team are absolutely AWESOME!!!
WOW! Alison and her entire team took control and navigated the entire process with a level of professionalism and thoroughness that is unparalleled. If you are in the market as a buyer, seller, or investor, look no further because this team has it together in a major way. Alison is extremely knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and will win your business every step of the way. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone regardless of the situation. With over eleven years in the business as a real estate professional, I was blown away. Thank you Alison and Ronda!!
It has been a pleasure to work with Alison and Ronda! Alison’s evaluation and pricing of our condo was excellent, she even came out to see us on Christmas Eve! The whole selling process went extremely smooth. They made it so easy to sell a condo from out of town by handling most of the paperwork through email. Ronda was helpful with any questions that we had and always responded quickly. We were very thankful for the great recommendations for a local mover and cleaning company. The advertising that the Elder group did for our condo was wonderful. The professional photos taken of our condo were great. Our condo was advertised on multiple websites and email blasts. They really truly know the market in the area. We would not hesitate to do business with them again and we will happily recommend them to anyone needing a realtor.
-Rich and Jennifer Reybok
Alison and the entire team have consistently delivered exceptional results for our family’s real estate needs over the years. She has a deep understanding of the Truckee & North Lake Tahoe markets, superior attention to details and the tireless drive to close a deal.
-Kim and Kevin Bumen
We listed our cabin with Alison at the end of October. Alison and Ronda are definitely a team. They work together to get everything completed in a timely manner. We had two offers within a few days. The cabin was in the hands of the new owners before the Christmas holidays. We hope that they have as many wonderful family holidays there as we did. If anyone is considering buying or selling property in the Tahoe/Donner area we would definitely recommend the Elder team.
-Gene and Denise Dolan
We talked to a number of realtors before deciding to list our Tahoe Donner house with Alison. What convinced us that Alison would do a great job for us was that, in addition to her terrific track record of obtaining RESULTS, she instantly “got” the strengths and weaknesses of our property and articulated a clear vision for how to market it. Our house sold quickly and the escrow process, as managed by Ronda and the rest of the Elder Group, was totally smooth. We appreciated the clear and frequent communication and attention to detail. A great real estate experience! Thank you Alison, Ronda, Laurel and Jennifer.
-Judy Harris and David Smith
Alison was fantastic. Alison and her staff are very knowledgable, professional and supportive. After we listed our cabin with Alison she recommended staging the cabin to improve the presentation. I could not believe the change. The cabin looked fantastic! My wife and I were very pleased with the quick sale. Alison is now helping us complete the purchase of another property. She found exactly what we were looking for! We would highly recommend Alison and her team.
-James and Melissa Wright
We listed our condo with Alison as she represented us in buying it the year before. Alison sold our condo in less than two days. Alison’s work ethic and knowledge of the market made our decision obvious. Ronda’s communication was prompt and she always kept us apprised of the status of our transaction. We appreciated their professionalism and expertise. They effectively resolved issues related to repairs with efficiency and expediency. Her staff was proficient and a delight to work with.
-Eric and Debra Pena
We had a great experience working with Alison to find us the right vacation home. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Tahoe real estate market and the individual houses for sale. She took the time to show us a wide range of houses in different areas so we could first determine what was right for us and then hone in on finding the perfect place. After that, Alison and her team helped us manage the entire process from bid to close, ensuring that everything went easy and smooth. This turned out to be really important to us, allowing us the enjoy our vacation home from day one.
Alison and Ronda are a very professional team. After the inspection report came in, Alison worked with the buyers to identify their concerns; we were headed out of the country on vacation and we had a week to take care of the issues so we could proceed to closing. Alison and Ronda had all the right contacts and lined up the contractors to take care of the issues; all this in the span of one week. Needless to say I was surprised to get it done as I thought surely the deal was out the window. Not so; went on vacation and when we returned all contingencies had been satisfied and we were on our way to closing. We are thankful that we selected a professional who was able to satisfy our #1 request when we signed up with Alison; sell our house and that she did!
-Mike and Denise Kosak
What is often a high stress task became truly stress free under Alison’s guidance. Thanks to her attention to detail, knowledge and professionalism, our home is sold! I highly recommend her and her team to everyone I know.
-Leslie Joseph-Messner and Chip Messner
Alison and her team coordinated our listing beautifully. Not only did she stage it perfectly, but she walked with us side by side through the renovation. She helped tremendously with design inspiration during the remodel, all with the goal of putting the best product on the market while optimizing our remodel investment. I also can’t stress the value of staging and the accessibility afforded by her team approach. On the transaction side, we had a complex ownership situation with 4 partners, all remote. Alison coordinated multiple offers and a back up offer with all of us– not an easy task, but she and her team managed it gracefully and efficiently.
-Rob and Shana Chrisman, Sellers, 11055 Palisades Drive, Truckee
The entire group worked as a team to quickly and efficiently to help sell our home and guide us through a tricky short sale process. They have the resources and determination to get things done. Thank you for the great service!
-Matt & Tricia Bosco
We are delighted to say that this was our best real estate experience ever, and we are not beginners. Alison and Ronda are an unbeatable team. With a problem avoiding, problem solving attitude and an ethical approach that made it all seem too easy. We would urge everyone looking for an agent to call Alison. You couldn’t be in better hands.
-John and Charlotte Byrne
Lisa and I couldn’t be more impressed with the professionalism and service we got from Alison and her colleagues in selling our home in Tahoe-Donner. She clearly is a real estate professional in the local market and the results we got from listing and selling our property with her speak for themselves. We will definitely refer any of our friends looking for property in the area to Alison without hesitation.
-Joe & Lisa Beyer
Look no further for your future Realtor! Alison and her colleague, Ronda, are a Seller’s dream team; responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and oh yeah, a great sense of humor. We were under contract in less than a week and they handled the entire process with attention to detail and the needs of all parties involved. They walked two anxious Sellers through an intricate process and we came out unscarred and extremely happy with the result.
-Lonny Rimel & Joe Calabrese
TRUST ME, I’M A DOCTOR ! If you are looking for a realtor in the Truckee area, Alison’s the one! We hired her (and the indefatigable Ronda) on the recommendation of friends who had struggled to sell their Tahoe Donner house until Alison arrived on the scene. Alison is a very smart, energetic,classy realtor with an Interior Designer’s eye and a detailed knowledge of the Truckee area. Despite her red hair and weakness for chocolate chip cookies she was a consummate professional in all our dealings. She held our hand over a few rough spots and eventually concluded a very satisfactory sale.She has my unqualified endorsement and recommendation.
“Thank you to Alison for selling our house. She proved to be very efficient, straight forward and hard working during a trying time for our family. Alison and her team know their market well and seem to care deeply about their clients. We were comfortable working with them and would highly recommend them to others. ”
– Itai & Bobbi Nemovicher, November 2012
We had the pleasure of working with Alison and her team on both the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. This complicated double transaction was done professionally and efficiently. Attention to detail was the key to success for us and they were on top of every detail from beginning to end. We highly recommend Alison and her team for your Tahoe real estate needs.
-Sven & Anna Klovstad
Having the best agent is the key to buying or selling your home. Alison Elder was absolutely tremendous. She was professional, extremely knowledgeable about current market and yet able to understand our needs and our concerns about selling. She was always on the other end of the phone when we called with questions and would be there in person when decisions were to be made or when there were viewings. I would recommend her to everyone if you are buying or selling.
Thank you so much for helping us sell our home as a Short Sale during such trying economic times. The Elder team were true professionals.
You were knowledgeable about the area and the market…you were readily available at all times and everything you predicted came true!
Thank you for your patience and understanding. I know we weren’t the easiest clients, But you were there…you made everything possible and you made it happen without inconvenience. We HIGHLY recommend you to anyone looking for the “BEST in the BUSINESS” to sell their home! You truly have the customer’s best interest at heart from the moment you meet them until the job is done!
Thank you again for everything!
Thank you Alison and her team!!
Alison listed our Tahoe Donner Condo and with five days we had an accepted offer. My wife and I were happy with the offer and terms of the contract. We had listed our property with another agent for s6 months with no results.
Thank you Alison – what a RELIEF!
-Roger & Lorraine Aguirre
I have bought and sold 7 homes in three states over 40 years! Alison Elder has been the most professional and easiest realtor to work with. I just recently sold my home at Tahoe Donner in Truckee, Calif! Alison was so efficient and upbeat as my realtor! The transaction was smooth and effortless. Alison is awesome! Thank you!
-Howard Blanchette, M.D.
We’ve had the pleasure of knowing Alison personally and professional and she continues to impress us each time we have the opportunity to work with her. We have bought 2 homes and Sold two homes though Alison. She truly exceeds each and every expectation in every aspect of a transaction. All our transactions were a bit stressful, but knowing we had Allison representing us, it made each transaction run smoothly. Her attention to detail and energy in each transaction does not go unnoticed. Alison and her team keep the escrows running efficiently and on time for a successful close.
We strongly recommend Alison if you’re looking to buy or sell a home. Not only is she charming and personable, her service level is absolutely amazing
-Shannon & Mark Vicencio
Our first impression of Alison was a person who was dynamic, driven to excellence, and well versed in the local real estate market. Alison exceeded our expectations by working evenings and weekends to get our house on the market. Her “staging” of our home gave us second thoughts of selling it because the house was so beautiful! Both Alison and her team of several members proved magical-our house sold in 2 days! Yes, only 2 days on the market and the house went into escrow. Also, Alison and her team continued to work to get the sale through escrow. We can’t say enough wonderful things about our experience with the entire team. If you are serious about selling (or buying) property in the area, you owe it to yourself to talk with Alison before you decide on a real estate agent.
-Chuck & Kim Thomas
Alison Elder is one of the most thorough and detail-oriented agents I have worked with. Buying and selling real estate always has its challenges but even more so when done remotely and in snow country. Alison has all the resources to prep a house and take care of any problem that can come up before or during the sale. She does this by putting together a great team. Kristi, Julie, Miguel and Willy are all hardworking and very conscientious. They would do whatever was needed to get things done on time. In my case this was working till 8-9 PM to get the house staged before the storm hit.
I was also impressed with Alison’s extensive knowledge of the north Tahoe market. By discussing properties and their specific neighborhoods and attributes ahead of time, I was able to limit my driving-around and save a lot of time. Alison’s skills are not limited to just the sales. We performed a top to bottom remodel and her design input was spot-on and made the house really shine. Her staging matched those that I typically pay handsomely for in the Bay Area. Alison is a terrific agent and I strongly recommend her.
– Sandy Sans, Real Estate Investor
Our recent dealings with Alison and her staff made an uncertain & scary adventure of selling house a success. The effort put forth by Alison and her staff made the entire adventure quite easy. Even though we have never met Alison or any other of her staff members, she took great care to meet our needs. We were out of state when this entire process took place. For most, this would have been a hindrance, but not for Alison and her staff. She turned this unusual situation into a positive by taking charge and making this a personal situation. She is one we could really count on to get the job done and done professionally by dispelling all of our fears and by making us feel comfortable and keeping our comfort level high. Not once did we question Alison’s decisions about selling the property. She has her hand on the pulse of the housing market and which is demonstrated by her continual success.
The fact that she kept us up to date on the situation (almost daily), the continuous marketing updates, and the constant efforts to reach our goal of selling was truly appreciated. Alison went the extra mile, including paying for snow removal, just so the house could be shown properly. This is a sign of a truly dedicated individual and one who takes her business to a personal level.
Our situation became her situation and she did everything in her power to sell the property. Even though Alison is the agent, we cannot give enough credit to her staff. Dealing with Kristi was a real pleasure and was there to make sure everything went smoothly. Even her handyman Jamie was a pleasure to speak with and his words were quite comforting after the home inspection. With the few repairs needed, he was able to fix them at a minimum cost.
We would have no problem referring Alison and her staff to anyone who has a home to sell, regardless of the situation. Alison accepted our challenge and completed the task with flying colors. An excellent job, one done from her heart.
Thank you, Alison and to your staff also.
-Sue Poole & Mary Hunckler
I have been doing real estate business for some time and have worked with many realtor professionals. Alison Elder has proved herself to be the best of the best. She is a thorough professional, with great attention to every detail. She has a great network of people she brings forth when different needs arise during the journey of getting your house sold. Her team, starting with Kristi Kaufman are super responsive and super helpful.
What stood out most is Alison’s knowledge of the market. I have never .. ever seen somebody do such a detailed and in-depth analysis of the market and the comps to come up with what would be the right price to get the home sold. She has that process nailed down cold. I have had the pleasure of working with her during construction of the house we were going to sell and her ideas on what to do, what to add to the house were invaluable.
My only complaint about Alison is that she is not available in all markets in California. Because that would have made my life so easy !! :-))
Alison is the best and I look forward with working with her on every single project in Tahoe area.
-Pradeep Gandhi – Real Estate Investor
We sold our house in Tahoe-Donner using Alison Elder as our agent. Alison totally rocks! She is on top of the local market, and knows what it takes to get your home sold. She anticipates potential problems with the sale of your home before they occur, and has an incredible support network that includes home staging, getting your fireplace and/or wood stove up to current codes, and just about anything else that can get in the way of a smooth transaction. Alison really understands customer service, and she gets my highest rating!
Alison recently helped me sell a home in Truckee. She was professional, energetic, attentive and helpful. I appreciated how she helped to manage the details of the punch list, cleaning and closing. Alison met the challenges inherent in a competitive market. She sold my property, within 45 days, at a time when very few other properties were selling. I highly recommend Alison and her team!
When we first met Alison in the beginning phase of our pursuit to sell our home we were very impressed with her detailed presentation. Her knowledge, expertise, professionalism, and commitment to the real estate industry was very evident. We knew she would work hard in the best interest of our family. Her staging made our home look exceptional. The photos and virtual tour were beautifully done by a professional photographer.
Through the entire process she was always considerate, caring and sensitive toward our family and the need of our children to live their normal lives having their home for sale.
Alison and her staff were prompt, precise and very detail oriented. Alison knows every aspect of the industry and she was very honest and up front with us regarding what we needed to do to sell our home during very challenging times.
Alison is full of energy, and enthusiasm! She is 100% dedicated to her profession and clients.
Once a buyer was found the process was smooth, effortless, and stress-free due to the organization, precision, and thoroughness of Alison and her teams awesome work.
Alison and the Elder Group are a wonderful choice for anyone looking to purchase or sell their home. She makes it easy. We are very thankful for all she did for our family.
-Erin and Brian Smith
Alison Elder is my listing agent for the sale of my house. She has been capable in every way as has her assistant Kristi.
Selling a home is stressful in so many ways, but having Alison and her team in charge of all the many things needing to be dealt with greatly put my mind at rest. She really knows her job!
I would absolutely refer anyone to her….she’s wonderful!
We can’t recommend Alison enough. We had a very unique property that everyone else advised us it could take a long time to find the right kind of buyer. Alison assured us up front that she had the contacts and the marketing savvy to get our house sold. She is the only agent that presented such a thorough analysis of comps and a marketing plan that worked every feature that our home offered to appeal to buyers. Alison worked with us to stage it just right, had it photographed and videotaped beautifully and sold in record time. Alison is the most professional, hard-working agent we have ever worked with. Alison makes sure that every “i” is dotted and every “t” is crossed and that the property closes without an issue. I would recommend Alison to any discerning buyer or seller to get the job done and done well.
-John & Dawn Evans
We chose Alison Elder and her excellent staff to sell our Tahoe Donner home because of her energy, expertise and impressive track record. Her team worked well with us throughout the entire process- communication was clear, timely and follow-through was immediate. The staging process was fascinating and effective.. Our home stood out from the competition. Alison’s suggestions for pricing our home produced the desired results- a quick and easy sale that met our financial expectations. We would definitely recommend Alison and her team to anyone wishing to sell a home in this difficult time.
-Deborah Cole & Lisa Dobey
I knew from the first time I spoke with Alison on the phone, that we would choose her as our realtor. Her professionalism, sincerity and knowledge of the market were very apparent. She went above and beyond in showcasing and marketing our property. Alison negotiated an exceptional offer and we closed in just four weeks from the time of listing! We made the correct choice!
-Alan & Donna Cooke
We loved working with Alison and her team on the sale of our cabin in Tahoe Donner. They helped us stage it, got it ready for the market, and we were thrilled to have multiple offers within HOURS of the listing. We sold over asking and the entire process was seamless. Alison is a true professional and delivers results.
-Jennifer and Rick Souza
Alison and the entire staff provided exceptional attention to detail for every aspect of our transactions to sell our Tahoe Donner primary home. She developed an effective sales and marketing strategy that delivered timely results to align with our sale and purchase aspirations. We highly recommend that anyone who is interested in buying or selling a home talk to Alison
But wait….there’s more…
“Alison makes every other real estate agent look like they should be selling something other than real estate.”
“Alison does not take pictures of your house on her cell phone and call it “marketing” your property.”
“If you are serious about selling or buying a home, talk to Alison. If you are not, talk to another agent.”
“Alison sells more homes in a month than most agents do in a year.
-Kevin & Kim Bumen
Alison is a very enthusiastic, energetic and professional agent. She has excellent communication skills and always kept us well informed of any activity regarding the property. We were very pleased with the results she obtained. We want to thank you for all your hard work in selling our home. We really appreciate all your efforts in staging and showing the house. We also want to thank you for keeping us “in the loop” with updates throughout the escrow process.
Your enthusiasm and positive attitude really helped to see us through a stressful period…..and we’re very pleased with the outcome..
-Dave & Barbara Patterson
We listed our home for four months with another broker – no offers – nothing. Then we switched listing agents and listed our house with Alison right before Thanksgiving. Alison generated three offers in six weeks and we negotiated with the best one – and sold our house at 100% of our asking price. Equally important, we closed without any glitches in less than 45 days.
I’ve been the CEO of several residential and commercial real estate companies since the mid-1980’s and Alison is in my opinion one of the most buttoned up, responsive and professional brokers that I’ve ever worked with. I continue to deal with many of the top commercial real estate brokers throughout the US for publicly traded companies and she ranks in the Top 10% of this group as well.
I would highly recommend Alison to anyone that desires to sell their home in the Tahoe Donner area.
-Steve & Rhonda Huntley
We are extremely grateful to Alison for her persistence in selling our cabin in Carnelian Bay for us. She guided us in finding the right selling price. She had the advertising online and in Premier Homes up and running very quickly. She let us know how each showing went. Her negotiations were very professional and knowledgeable. She helped us through escrow and quickly handled all issues.
Alison is very personable, caring, energetic and fun to work with. Kristi, her assistant, is a gem also.
-Jean and Ron Pagni
As an out-of-state seller of a lot in Gray’s Crossings, Alison was very helpful to us in understanding how to price in the down market over an 18 month period. (put in the time from initial contract to sale). She would quickly answer any questions and we set a price we could live with. Alison represented us well and our sales price was fair for both parties.
I would use Alison again if we purchased again in the Tahoe area.
Alison was a pleasure to work with. She followed through on everything she promised, did a wonderful job of staging our home, & her support staff was very professional. I would highly recommend Alison Elder to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Truckee/ Lake Tahoe real estate market.
We have had the pleasure of knowing Alison personally and professionally for over 20 years. She has represented us both as buyers and as sellers and she’s the only one we’d work with again! She’s knowledgeable, personable and has more energy than anyone we know. She is organized, creative and has tremendous integrity. What could be a difficult process has always been a pleasurable experience with Alison leading the way and guiding us.
We have a great respect for her and the business she has built through hard work and her outstanding reputation.
-Janet & Robert Findlay
Alison is by far the most amazingly professional, organized and focused agent we have ever worked with – and having bought and sold over 30 properties in the past 25 years, we know of what we speak! From the start, Alison had a clear, organized view of how to market and price our home, added some staging ideas, and within a week we were online and off and running! Her support staff are superb and we particularly appreciated her excellent communication at all times. We were lucky to have an offer within 3 weeks, and Alison managed our escrow and various inspections, repairs, etc all along the way. She is, without a doubt, the best decision we ever made with regard to selling our home!
-Tammy and Mark Brown
The best way I can sum up Alison Elder’s handling of my property sale and relocation is “excellent service”.
We selected Alison Elder as our selling agent because of her strongly-reasoned ideas of what buyers were looking for in a mountain cabin and how she planned to stage and market our Tahoe-Donner vacation cabin to attract them. Within days she had transformed the cabin’s appearance and initiated a marketing plan at a price above our expectations. Within a week we had an acceptable offer followed by back-up offers and the sale was completed in a down market within thirty days.
Alison is probably the most knowledgeable, energetic, hard-working and efficient person we have ever met. She kept us completely informed during escrow, and quickly handled all issues through a diverse group of talented associates. Alison, it was a pleasure working with you. You made the process nearly painless and we unreservedly recommend you to anyone wishing to sell their house in the Tahoe area.
-Erv and Dorothy Behrin
Alison was positive and helpful from the start, providing a range of comparables and considerations, excellent and informed advice, helping to prepare the property for sale and then keeping me informed during the sale period and through the closing. After the sale, she demonstrated a sincere concern for my relocation and worked diligently to help me find a new residence. Alison is knowledgeable, attentive to the details and works hard throughout the entire process. Alison is a terrific agent and I highly recommend her.
Alison Elder persevered in the depressed real-estate market of 2009/2010 to sell our small, old-Tahoe cabin and adjoining lot. The cabin was built in the early 1900s and predated Placer County Building Department records and the TRPA. In fact, although the cabin had indoor plumbing, it was built before there was a sewer in Carnelian Bay. Its location was grandfathered into the TRPA requirements for it predated the TRPA, but we still had to have the site surveyed and a site assessment performed by Placer County so that buyers would know the IPES for the cabin lot and the adjacent lot. Alison helped us over these regulatory hurdles and successfully sold the cabin and the adjoining lot.
Thank you Alison! We had been looking to upgrade for a few years using a couple different Realtors. Every time something came on the market we were interested in it was already sold. Then we found Alison. She kept us informed of any new listings that met our criteria and because of that we soon found our perfect home.
Also, Alison was amazing in selling our smaller house. She staged it beautifully and it sold within a few days for a great price!
We would recommend Alison to any of our friends. She made the whole process an enjoyable experience. We are impressed!
-Mike & Andrea Erwin
Alison Elder made the sale of our family’s property happen. Her clever use of staging, along with numerous potential buyer contacts, allowed for the sale in a tough sales market. Her attention to every detail is impressive. She has the ability to provide close personal care and guidance, and her energetic attitude kept a positive vibe going throughout the escrow process.
We would highly recommend Alison to anyone looking to sell their Tahoe/Truckee area property.
Alison devised a marketing plan to sell our house, tenaciously followed up with each showing, adjusted the marketing plan as needed, staged our home with beautiful furnishings, and did not rest until our house sold!
-Dow & Mary Ellen Costa
Alison is a real asset. With her attention to details, easy to work with, very accessible, advertising in Premier Homes, the staging of our house and positive energy, selling our home was a pleasant experience.
We appreciate the “take charge” attitude of Alison, especially in getting the property ready to show well. She made good decisions and represented us and our interests from start to finish. Thanks so much!
-Pam & Tracy Lewis
Alison Elder made buying and selling our homes carefree. Every buyer and seller should have the opportunity to experience this service level.
-Mark & Shannon Vicencio
This letter serves as our recommendation for Alison Elder as the ideal marketing agent for any property in the Tahoe/Truckee region.
Alison’s extensive knowledge and expertise was evident at every step of the way throughout the sale of our Tahoe Donner home this past September. Considering our needs as first time sellers, she guided us through the process flawlessly and clearly explained each component of the sale. Alison’s confidence and evident work ethic enabled us to trust her decisions which in turn made for the successful sale of our home.
Alison was enthusiastic and encouraging during the whole process. She eagerly provided us with the proper tools to make our sale quick and price effective, supplying us with beautiful furnishings and accessories for staging rooms, as well as helping us source materials and labor for last minute projects. She also served as a reassuring presence when tensions were high and handled each situation with the well-honed skills of a true professional.
Our home was put on the market in August and received a solid offer within one month’s time, which in our opinion was largely due to Alison’s aggressive marketing. The final sale price of our home was exactly in our target price range and escrow closed quickly and efficiently. Working with an expert like Alison was a true saving grace in this tenuous housing market.
We are thrilled that we were able to work with Alison Elder as our selling agent. Her professionalism, dedication, and attention to detail are unmatched. Alison has most certainly earned our trust and confidence throughout this process, and we would absolutely recommend her services to anyone considering selling or buying a home.
-Ian Farmer & Ruth Moynihan
We’d appreciate the opportunity to create your own success story. Contact Alison and her team at Engel & Völkers today.