Realty World - Lake Tahoe

949 Tahoe Keys Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
CalBRE License #01369810


Recommendations (122)

Oct 14, 2022

Gisele Boriolo recommends Karen Grant

Karen helped us find our perfect Tahoe retreat in 2016. We really appreciated her local knowledge of both the market and of the area. She understood what we wanted and found it! When it was time to move on, she listed the house for us in 2022 and it sold quickly!
Oct 14, 2022

Priscilla Hamilton recommends Karen Grant

Karen Grant is an amazing agent. She knows the South Lake Tahoe real estate market and successfully guided us in the purchase of a new house and the subsequent selling of the other one. Working with Karen is like working with a friend and we enjoyed it very much. She is highly recommended.
Mar 28, 2022

Dongsheng Xing recommends Karen Grant

Karen is an excellent agent. She has been the seller agent for me recently. She gives me the estimation of the property's price. She explains all of the choices and follows up with details. She takes photos of the property and writes an excellent introduction. I highly recommend Karen.
Nov 13, 2021

Jennifer and Mason Dille recommend Karen Grant

Karen is amazing!! We found our way to Karen by recommendation and are so grateful for her help in finding our first home in South Lake Tahoe. Karen was professional, extremely knowledgeable, honest, and gave great guidance throughout the entire process. Finding a home in the current market could feel intimidating but Karen's down to earth, calm demeanor was always reassuring. I have to thank her for being so patient with us-- for giving consistently good advice and for being super responsive to any and all questions. When we finally found the right home for us she worked with everyone involved to help us close super fast. We truly trust her and will continue to reach out to her for recommendations. We would highly recommend her and look forward to working with her in the future.  Thank you for everything Karen! 
Oct 9, 2021

Don and Marjorie McAlister recommend Karen Grant

We recently purchased a Forest Service cabin. During the entire process our agent, Karen Grant, was truly amazing. Her follow through on every detail and her real estate knowledge was invaluable. Given the opportunity, we would not hesitate to work with her again.
Aug 27, 2021

Rick & Nora Marshall recommend Karen Grant

Karen has been great over the last 18 months she has assisted us in looking at and finding a cabin. She has done so with no pressure. We now have purchased are dream cabin through her help. She was great at each step of the way, and that was present with all the difficulties of the list agent. We can't thank her enough for help and explanations throughout the purchase. We would highly recommend Karen and already have to several friends.
Thanks Rick & Nora
Aug 25, 2021

Robert Velasquez recommends Karen Grant

We had a great experience working with Karen to buy our first home in the Tahoe area. When we began our search, Karen helped us find great options that met our criteria. She had so much knowledge about the area, the homes and the market; and went above and beyond to make sure we had as much information as possible to make our decision. And when we found the right place, Karen guided us through the purchase process every step of the way. She kept us updated and was always available to answer questions or talk us through options. We felt super confident in the purchase because of all the support Karen gave us. I would absolutely recommend working with Karen!
Aug 19, 2021

von edwards recommends Karen Grant

We met Karen through recommendation, and we couldn't be happier with our experience. With a lifetime of local knowledge and a complete understanding of the buying process, she addressed all of my many questions and concerns. With her considerable help, we were able to secure a house, within budget, in the challenging market that is South Lake Tahoe. I cant imagine how we would have otherwise,
Thanks Karen!
Jul 30, 2021

Zachary J Armstrong recommends Karen Grant

Karen did an outstanding job helping me sell my second home. She went above and beyond to assure that everything from the flooring, trim, paint, staging, photos and listing was done in an efficient and effective manner. I gladly recommend her service to anyone looking for the help of an extraordinary real estate professional.
Jul 30, 2021

D. San recommends Karen Grant

Karen recently completed the sale of our home in Tahoe. We found her to be pleasant and professional. She was patient and took time to walk thru the intent and impact of various documents. We had good discussions involving the pros and cons of various issues and scenarios - when she felt compelled she pushed back respectably. We found her to be accessible and responsive to our requests and inquiries, as well as timely with updates. Overall, we are very satisfied with the entire experience and highly recommend Karen.
Dec 28, 2020

Rachel Ann Carscaden recommends Karen Grant


We found Karen through a friend and she exceeded our expectations. She made our Tahoe vacation home dream a reality. The whole buying process went as smooth as possible and that says a lot in this case.

This was not an easy purchase or normal/easy property. We not only live 6 hours away, but we purchased during the COVID real estate boom and purchased a very remote property that has a lot of hard living aspects to it. There were a lot of details to coordinate and line up during our escrow. Karen made them all happen.

She was very responsive and thorough. She has so much knowledge about the Tahoe area that was utilized during the process. Most importantly, she was honest and upfront. If we didn’t buy this one property, we were probably not buying anything at this time and this property wasn’t an easy decision for us to make. She didn’t push the sale at any point, she made sure it was right for us at each step along the way.

Even after closing she has continued to follow up on things and remained a resource we need in the area. I would highly recommend Karen and use her again in the future.
Dec 20, 2020

Kevin Reilly recommends Karen Grant

Ski Shop Owner

We were very impressed by Karen Grant and started working with with her right away.. she was an incredible resource in helping us to buy a lot in the exact location of our dreams in South Lake Tahoe.

As a buyer's agent, Karen not only specializes in this unique region, (she was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe and is now raising her own children there as well), but she deeply understands the many neighborhoods and pockets within and around it.

She is very reliable and knowledgeable, anytime when we had a question, she was just a phone call away, anytime. She guided us through each step and she was so on top of everything during the deal, and answered every question we had. She worked around the clock to make a quick, smooth transaction.

She answered all of our questions diligently. Her response to our questions was very frequently within the hour, which is a testament to her devotion to her clients. We appreciated that she never tried to sell us a particular lot, but instead guided us in the very fun process of choosing and buying the location of our future Forever Home.

Karen is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. I know she had many other clients but I always felt like she was prioritizing our family first. We found our dream lot fairly quickly but she never pressured us once into buying, and let my wife and I come to our own final decision. She was very helpful in helping us think about the pros and the cons and the market and the timing, etc. She always provided top advice on the neighborhoods, the owners, the selling agents, the value of the lots, and the bidding strategy. Karen always accompanied us on lot visits and responded to questions 7 days a week, any time of day/night.

Not only did she help us find a beautiful lot, but she also helped us get a great deal and close on the lot quickly. We ended up getting the best lot at the best price we possibly could have, that fit us better than other lots that cost more, on the very first offer. Our bid was actually lower than a competing bid, but we won thanks to Karen’s experience and negotiation savvy in constructing attractive offer terms. Her real estate expertise and diligent communication were really helpful in resolving the various questions and issues that came up in a quick close, and her service has been just as attentive even after the purchase. A true professional.

To this day, Karen continues to be extremely helpful, referring us to various service providers (architects, contractors, electric, plumbers, etc). She does that with a smile on her face and a light heart. We cannot think of a more capable buyer’s agent; we are researching the possibility of purchasing an investment property in our future and without a doubt we plan on working with her again.
Dec 20, 2020

Kalotina Monos recommends Karen Grant

We had the pleasure of working with Karen Grant this summer; she was our agent when we bought the very first lot we offered on in beautiful South Lake Tahoe. Karen is just the Best of the Best! We cannot express our gratitude enough for the amazing and seamless experience we had working with her.

Karen has lived in Tahoe her entire life, and it is evident in her passion for her work as well as her play that she truly loves where she lives, and that she genuinely thrives on helping her clients find that same joy in living in this unique and wonderful region. This wondrous slice of the Sierra will one day become the location of our family’s summer home, thanks to Karen’s hard work!

She is so knowledgeable about the market and the area, professional, super responsive (and I mean, any time day and night!), and truly has your best interests in mind. She is SO smart, sharp as a tack and no one will work harder than Karen. You can email or text with her any time (and I mean any time! So many times she would email or text me back when I knew she should have been having her dinner;) She worked around the clock to make a quick, effortless transaction for us. Her negotiating skills are excellent, as she got us an amazing price. Not only is her knowledge of the market comprehensive, she really understands what makes sellers and buyers tick. She knows what and how much she can push and what she shouldn't. Her cultural sensitivity was also very impressive.

She pointed out the pros and cons of all the lots we considered. She was fully transparent at all times and educated us every step of the way. This gave us the knowledge to make an informed decision for ourselves. There was never a moment where she pushed us to make a purchase or decision we were not comfortable with. Her calming demeanor was one of the main reasons I will always go back to her, even during the closing process or when things felt particularly nerve-wracking to me (being my first time buying experience) she was always so great at keeping the energy level calm, positive and always explaining to me exactly what was happening right now and what would be happening next, in a patient way that I was always able to understand. She never made me feel like I was burdening her and even though I know she has many other clients, she has this way of making you feel like you are the ONLY client that matters most to her in that moment of time. I really appreciate that the most about Karen.

In the end, she helped us prepare a competitive offer that beat out a competing higher offer. In fact, the seller of the lot later disclosed to me that the reason he went with our offer was the professionalism he sensed in Karen, that she is a "woman of no nonsense" and she has the ability to close, quickly! He didn’t have his own seller’s agent and he could tell she would make our closing process much smoother and more streamlined than if he went with the other potential offer.

Thank you Karen, for being there each step of the way, all hours of the day (not kidding, I think she closed on our purchase around 9pm). Buying a home or lot is a huge process, but it doesn't end there. That's why I appreciate Karen’s expertise and connection to this community, even now as we start the process of thinking about building. She is always available and her connections in this town are so valuable to a family looking to buy or build in South Lake Tahoe.

My very favorite thing about Karen is her work approach. I absolutely loved her personal approach – she takes time to get to know the client: what matters to you, what you care about. That makes her recommendations really helpful and on point. We won on our very first offer and now almost four months down the road have no "buyers remorse" whatsoever - this lot is really perfect for us! We are very grateful that she guided us through every step of the process. We wouldn't have won this place without her. We will definitely work with her again in the future and have already recommended her to our friends who are buying homes.

Dec 17, 2020

Lara Readinger recommends Karen Grant

Karen is an amazing realtor! Very professional and really knows the real estate world! She made the whole process very easy and we fell supported and guided all the way! She was also very good in understanding our needs, finding the perfect place for us much faster than we thought we would! Worked with her in more than one occasion and she always impressed us with her amazing work. Thank you, Karen!
Dec 15, 2020

Kyle Heller recommends Karen Grant

Karen was phenomenal from the moment we reached out with a wild idea to sell our house in a crazy busy market and it being our first time going through the process as sellers. Karen was incredibly responsive and took any time we needed to go over any of our questions and to ensure we made well informed decisions. We will absolutely use Karen for all of our ventures down the road and could not have asked for a better experience!
Dec 15, 2020

Joe recommends Karen Grant

Great experience. Recommended.
Oct 1, 2020

Megan klasko recommends Karen Grant

Karen was friendly, helpful and professional. Had a few bumps in the process and Karen was by my side the whole time, advocating for me. She helped make my first time home buying experience great! Thank you so much!
Sep 23, 2020

Chris Yourch recommends Karen Grant


Karen's one of the good ones!

From purchase to selling she handled all the details in a really responsive way.

She was always available, which was a game changer for me since I live 5 hours away.

Thanks Karen!
Feb 21, 2020

Brian Coughlin recommends Karen Grant

Karen was very knowledgeable and helpful with my recent home purchase. Especially since I was moving from another state and not familiar with the area. I would highly recommend her as a realtor.
Feb 20, 2020

kevin friend recommends Karen Grant

Would do business anytime-she was well informed and a great person and fun to deal with.
Feb 11, 2020

Dawn Bassett recommends Karen Grant

Hairdresser, Pizza resturant owner

Karen just sold my house for me Tahoe ! She also helped me buy a new home up there as well.
She made the process seem easy and go smoothly even though there is soo much paperwork to deal with !
She had very good communication with me and always was very upbeat through the whole process, I would absolutely use her again if I go to buy
something else !

Oct 23, 2019

Dave and Jo Walker recommend Karen Grant


I have been in a dozen transactions selling my homes and Karen performance tops the list of professional , knowledgeable agents.
She was always prompt to respond to questions and never showed hesitation in explaining the details of the contract, terms and options available
We will ask Karen and her team to handle our real estate needs in the future.
Jul 23, 2019

Julie Zeid recommends Individual Users 1

Trish was very thorough and attentive to our needs as home sellers. No question was left unanswered as we went through the process of selling our home. We would highly recommend her to handle your home sale needs.
Jul 8, 2019

Ron & Tina Forkner recommend Individual Users 1

We would highly recommend Trish to anyone wishing to purchase or sell a home in Tahoe. She is very knowledgeable, patient and kind. She was there for us from beginning to end. We are very thankful and we appreciate Trish's hard work, and persistence in completing our sale.
Aug 15, 2018

Kelsie Peterson recommends Individual Users 1

I highly recommend choosing Chelsea as your realtor! She is super fun to work with and very knowledgeable. Being first time buyers, we had a million questions and emotions were all over the place, but she made sure we understood everything and there were no surprises along the way. We had a good list of wants/ needs for a home with not the highest budget for Tahoe, but she worked her magic and found us our first home that had everything we asked for!!

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