Testimonials

“Working with Lee Shontz to sell our home at 353 Skidder Trail, was a pleasure. Yes, it can be.
She is everything you hope for in a Real Estate Agent, and more. We highly recommend her.”
Tom & Sharon

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“I moved to the area a few years ago and Lee worked hard to find the perfect place for us at a great price. We used Lee again this spring to sell and not only did she have it sold quickly and at full price, but with a profit. Thanks Lee!”
Chris

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Lee is incredibly efficient and knowledgeable! Our condominium had two offers that were presented to us simultaneously. Lee advised us as to how to proceed and escrow closed within 45 days. She kept us informed every step of the way. Can’t ask for better than that!
Suzie

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Lee Shontz recently represented me in the sale of a vacant lot at Tahoe Donner. She provided excellent data to justify the “asking price” we chose, and that price produced several potential buyers.
Throughout the sales process, Lee kept us informed of all expenses we would incur during the sale and guided us through the paperwork involved.
She was easy to contact at all times (seven days a week) and a pleasure to work with.
One could not ask for a more informed, responsive, motivated and pleasant person and sales representative
Robert Ady

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My wife and I were looking to buy land just outside of Truckee.  Lee came highly recommended from a locally retired real estate friend of ours.  From the moment we met Lee we loved her low key, friendly approach.  What started as us looking for land turned into Lee listing my parents’ house for sale as well.  My parents were very emotionally attached to their house which they built 26 years ago in Truckee.  Lee did an outstanding job handling all the details; keeping in mind the sensitive/emotional nature of the sale.  At the same time Lee also handled the purchase of 20 acres of land for my wife and me.  During about a two month time span I talked or texted Lee almost daily.  She was incredible.  She handled all the details and kept us up to date on both properties.  My parents’ house sold incredibly fast for a price we were all happy with.  At the same time Lee negotiated the purchase of our 20 acres at the price we wanted to buy it for.  Lee’s advice on selling/purchasing price was right on the money for two quick deals.

We highly recommend Lee.  She is friendly, knowledgeable, dedicated, resourceful, and always available to answer questions or solve problems.  Lee’s own real estate biography lists her as a “hard worker” whose family says she should have her phone” surgically implanted to her ear”.  This is an understatement!    We continually received emails late at night from her because she was working on last minute details.  She was always immediately available by phone or text. (I think she might have actually attached the phone to her head.)  Buying and selling real estate is usually a stressful endeavor.  Lee made the process easy/enjoyable for us.

We would highly recommend Lee,

Russ and Kathy Walsh

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I met Lee at an open house in Tahoe Donner a couple years ago. Her knowledge of the market was delivered in a professional but very mild mannered way. I liked her low key approach and asked to be added to her online listing service. One year later, when we were more serious about actually buying a place, I contacted Lee. We started with a fairly low price range but Lee was more than helpful in showing homes. She has been working in Truckee and  Tahoe Donner for over 30 years and knew nuances of the neighborhood that we would not have thought of. She knows the history of the marketplace and applied it to the homes we toured.

Lee listened to all my comments and worked in finding us the perfect house for our family. She never pressured us but just consistently offered information to help us come to the ultimate decision to buy the house that suited our needs perfectly. She was on every detail during the closing process and we always felt she was our advocate and worked on our behalf.

I would recommend Lee to anyone looking for a house in Tahoe Donner and Truckee. You will learn history, market trends and know that she has your best interests in mind when showing you property. Your chances are high that she will find the right home for you.

Barb Hendricks

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Lee Shontz was my realtor when listing my house in Verdi, CA.  She did a
fantastic job!  Right after listing she had it out on the internet on all of
the real estate websites.  Offers came in and the house sold right away for
more than the asking price.  Since it was a large piece of property with a
well, septic and a fully landscaped and irrigated lot, it needed a lot of
inspections and tests.   I was an absentee owner living 100 miles away.  Lee
was so helpful, and handled most of that for me….even getting the crew
that took care of the yard, orchard and sprinklers.  They even helped me
move the balance of my furniture and hauled off stuff to the dump.  If you
are planning on selling your house, you won’t find a better person to handle
the sale!

Mary Jo Silveria

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Lee,

We want to thank you for all the work and help you provided to us selling our house on Bolzano Dr. Your advice was right on regarding the sale price and suggested improvements. We appreciated your follow through and keeping us updated on any issue which arose along the way. Since we live out of town, your assistance was invaluable, from suggesting and arranging help to cut down trees, wash windows, do minor repairs, even return our cable boxes. Again, thank you for your diligence and service.

John & Carol Gumbelevicius

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We were looking to purchase a rental and used Lee as our real estate agent. Lee was so on top of everything from getting us the latest immediate listings to offering valuable insight about each house we looked at. She was always available and responded immediately to any questions we had. Her knowledge is invaluable! We definitely recommend her and will use her assistance again if need be.

Thankfully,

Marcia and Mat Lowrance

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We highly recommend the professional services offered by Lee Shontz.  She recently succeeded in selling our Tahoe-Donner home quickly and efficiently.  We especially appreciated her availability and friendly assistance throughout the entire process.

When a few repairs requested by the inspection team were needed, she knew who to call to get the work done.  This saved us a lot of time and effort.  She truly goes “above and beyond” and gets the job done well!

Terry and Sheila Wardinsky

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A few years back my husband and I wandered into a real estate office just to see if we could afford a place in the Truckee area.  We met Lee Shontz who was very knowledgable and wonderful to work with.  Much to our surprise, there were some places we could afford.  After listening to our dreams, she showed us 4 places and we put an offer in on the first one she had shown us.  By that evening we had an accepted offer.  The transaction went off without a hitch and was so smooth there was no stress.

Last month we decided that our place was too small with 6 grandchildren coming to visit all the time.  We called Lee to see if she knew of something bigger in our price range.  Once again we gave her our list of dreams and she delivered that day.  Once again we put an offer in on the first house we saw and had an accepted offer that night.  The house closed last week and was again stress free.  We moved in last weekend and even when the movers failed to show she came up with a solution that saved us $500.00!!!  I can’t say enough about Lee and how wonderful she has been to work with. I highly recommend her for any of your real estate dreams since she can make them come true.

Vicki and Bob Schwermann

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Dear Lee,

Thank you so much for all your hard work on this short sale! Wow, from day one you made it easy you even drove to the house and checked the steep driveway to make sure we could make it up after the snow storm. You told me you could do it and you didn’t make me feel like a looser.

The bank kept pushing back but you kept on them and always let me know what was going on. You certainly earned your money with this sale. My husband and I can move on and not have to worry about an asset that became the “money pit”.

Thank you

Gayla Chaffin

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Lee, I hope we get to work with you again!  Although my wife and I and the other two couples who we considered buying with did not end up purchasing a home, it certainly wasn’t because we didn’t find the right one.  Mixing business with pleasure turned out not to be the best idea for my friends and I, so we decided not to purchase at the last minute.  We had, however, found the PERFECT house.  And this was entirely due to working with Lee.  With literally hundreds of properties on the market, she did an exceptional job of narrowing down the candidates to things that were relevant to us.  As a homeowner in the area and an independent agent, she had fantastic knowledge of the market and helped us truly understand the risks and rewards of different properties.  She cut through the bull quickly, and was willing to work at exactly our speed while tirelessly taking us through around 30 different properties over the course of three different weekends.  Lee, thank you for your patience and your hard work, and most of all for making it fun for us and the team.  We look forward to working with you again in the future, and we will happily refer you to others in the meantime.

Michael J. Neuenfeldt

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This is a testament to the professional practice by Lee Shontz. We received a recommendation from her ex husband to consider Lee for selling our TD home. She is a very straight-forward honest ethical real estate agent. She gave us an appraisal of ther real estate market at the time and we made our price as realistic as possible. We were either lucky or the house was marketed properly that we got three offers within the first 10 days.

Lee is diligent and follow procedures with careful timing with the closing efforts. The buyer’s agent was not helpful with timing but Lee’s efforts are to be applauded. We closed within 30 or so days and are very pleased with her help and efforts to help us sell our wonderful home we treasured for 19 years. We certainly recommended Lee Shontz to you as your broker for Tahoe Donner.

Steve & Shirley Chow

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We had great pleasure working with Lee.  She is very friendly and easy to communicate with. We had great rapport as soon as we first met.

Lee’s website is helpful and well-organized.  It allowed us to select properties from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that met our criteria and then see the detailed descriptions and photos.

Once we chose the property we wanted, Lee was very helpful strategically at negotiating the deal.  Even though another buyer was interested in the property, she wisely advised us not to offer above the asking price, and she set the deadline tight enough so the other buyer didn’t have a chance to make an offer.  And then, when it came time to approve the inspections, Lee negotiated a significant credit from the seller for repairs, even though we didn’t expect any since we already thought we were getting a great deal.

During the whole process, she was very responsible at following up with the seller’s agent, the inspectors, and everyone else.  She recommended us all the professionals that we needed to inspect the house as well as contractors to do repairs after the sale.

We are happy to recommend Lee as a friendly, professional, and highly competent realtor.

Yours,
Jenia and Bob.

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Lee;

I want to thank you for your excellent service and professionalism with
our recent purchase of a residence in Tahoe-Donner.  We walked into your office
off the street on a Saturday afternoon, when most offices were vacant, and you
immediately went to work.  That day you showed us several properties and as a
result of your knowledge and feel for the real-estate market in the area we were
able to find a place that meets our needs.

The whole process went extremely well with the escrow closing in less than a
month.  There were a few minor bumps along the way, but your persistence,
professionalism and understanding kept them minimal. In addition you kept us
totally informed on what was happening through the whole escrow process.

We so appreciate your hard work and diligence and hope that we can again do a
transaction through you.  We highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a
real pro in the real-estate business.

Thanks so much.

Robert D. Schwermann
Victoria S. Schwermann

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Dear Lee;

What a pleasure it was to work with you again, even after 20 years since we purchased our first home with you.   We came back to you Lee, because you did such a great job on our first purchase.  We knew we wanted to work with only you, to look for another property in the area.  As always, your professionalism and attention to detail helped us to feel extremely comfortable  working with you in finding our second “dream home” in Truckee.  Thank you again for all you’ve done for us,  not only did we find another great home,  we also made a true friend in the process.

Sincerely;

Earl & Carole Breistein

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