Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate | Engel & Völkers
Founder, Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate
Engel & Völkers
Real Estate Advisor, Partner
For over 25 years, Alison Elder’s highly-prized and inimitable business model has led to a level of accomplishments for her clients that only few can claim. Leveraging her deep expertise of the Truckee/Tahoe region and fusing her time, talent, and treasure into her profession and community, Alison has accomplished unprecedented sales that are a direct reflection of her relentless dedication to her clients and the region in which she lives.
Alison takes great pleasure and pride in sharing her in-depth market knowledge with her areas of expertise and personal and consultative approach to real estate. As a top producing agent, she attributes her success to being kind, generous, and consistently striving to exceed her clients’ expectations – and loving real estate! Read More
Managing Partner, Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate
Engel & Völkers
Pacific Bay Lending, Inc., Mortgage Consultant
Being actively involved as a trusted mortgage advisor for over 15 years, Desmond Elder understands that aligning the optimum mortgage plan for the purchase or refinancing of a home is critical to his clients’ financial success. With this focus always at the forefront of his mind, Desmond accesses proprietary analytical tools and a vast lending network to ensure that the load scenario that he presents to his clients meets their financial parameters, is obtainable, and cost-effective.
His expertise is diverse; his style – dynamic. He’s a problem solver who understands that investing in a home is one of the largest decisions and purchases his clients will make during their lifetime.
Licensed in California and with access to over 75 lenders, his core business is servicing primary and vacation home clients throughout the West. His expertise spans the residential lending spectrum within which he offers only the most appropriate financial solutions for a home purchase, refinancing, consolidation, or home improvements.
He’s as focused on his clients as he is his family life; both of which he treasures and balances well. “Giving back” and participating in local community philanthropies continues to be the core of his family lifestyle. Desmond is also an avid outdoor sports enthusiast who appreciates all the adventures that come with living a full life in Truckee, California – a community in which he is proud to work – and play.
Realtor®, Showing Agent
Client Services Associate
Casey Higgin’s profound ability to balance her responsibilities while offering only the finest client services are just the beginning of the personal approach she takes to her profession. From monitoring real estate listings, managing office communications, and concentrating on client relations, Casey handles each task with a warm and welcoming approach. As one who has worked in the legal and retail fields, Casey has day-to-day experience in handling any challenge that may come her way. This expertise and personal quest to exceed expectations reinforce her ability to offer concierge-level service to the firms’ extensive client base. As a Nevada native and graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, Casey also extends a home-town touch to the clients she serves from around the world. Diligent and a delight to have by your side, Casey looks forward to assisting buyers and sellers alike as the Client Services Associate with Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate.
Realtor®, Showing Agent
Client Services Associate
Paring her business and marketing experience with a comprehensive understanding of the real estate field, Robin champions every opportunity to apply her competent talents to serve the clients of Elder Group Tahoe with integrity and trust. As a Client Services/Showing Agent she is a dynamic part of the team who is a hands-on logistics specialist that focuses on each client’s needs from start to finish. With her warm and welcoming style, Robin helps to evaluate our clients’ desires, lifestyle and neighborhood interests to refine their options that will match their every need and dream. From this point forward, Robin supports her team in preparing documents, scheduling tours and showing homes. Within her profession and personal life, Robin has a great appreciation for quality of life. She is a fine art investor, enjoys equestrian dressage outings and true to her aspiring nature is a whitewater and snowboarding enthusiast. Always admired for her ambition and amiable personality, Robin creates a positive experience by providing unsurpassed service to those who seek to sell or find a home to share with generations to come.
Realtor®, Contract and Transaction Manager
For over 20 years, Vicki Shaffer has acquired comprehensive knowledge about the intricacies that come with financing, buying, and selling real estate in today’s sophisticated market. Throughout her award-winning career path, Vicki has specialized in REO account and transaction management, investor acquisitions, and residential property sales – all of which refined her ability to deliver top-notch escrow services as Elder Group Tahoe’s dedicated Contract and Transaction Manager. Vicki applies this experience in her quintessentially classic way. “My respect for our client’s property investment is always my top priority. I have the skillset and professionalism to ensure our Client’s needs are met in the most compliant, timely, comfortable, and caring fashion.” No matter what the mission may be, Vicki rises to the occasion in all aspects of life. She’s a sports enthusiast who treasures family time that is impressively balanced with a passion for stock car racing. Focused, fun, thoughtful, and always forthright, Vicki is one of the many immeasurable resources that are offered through Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate to ensure a pleasant purchase or selling experience.
While in pursuit of a Business Marketing Degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, Morgan Ellis is sharing his resourceful skills in digital and social marketing, and communications, as the videographer for luxury properties. Prior to this position, Morgan spent two years with our team in a variety of marketing functions. All combined, Morgan brings a youthful and well-balanced background to the real estate business. Balancing his education with hands-on experience not only benefits his forthcoming career yet is a welcomed addition to a dynamic team that appreciates his adventurous and creative spirit. When time allows, he refines his skills in videography and photography; both of which are additional assets that enhance the firms’ multi-dimensional marketing programs and will be exceptional accomplishments to add to his resume upon graduation.