REALTORS® Earn Certification as Area Specialists

South Tahoe Association of REALTORS Area Specialist

South Tahoe Association of REALTORS Area Specialist

September 10, 2013
Theresa Souers, 2013 Education Chair
South Tahoe Association of REALTORS®
P: 530.541.7007 | E:

When buying or selling a home, one of the most important decisions a consumer can make is incorporating the expertise of a knowledgeable REALTOR®.  Choosing to work with a REALTOR® who also knows the “ins and outs” of an area, such as the nuances involving local area government agencies, only enhances that decision.

With the intent of providing a higher level of service to South Lake Tahoe home buyers and sellers, STAR created the South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® Area Specialist Certification program for its members.  To achieve the certification, a licensed REALTOR® must demonstrate sufficient knowledge regarding the following local agencies and industries:

  • T.R.P.A                                                                            
  • US Forest Service Cabins
  • Building Department                                            
  • California Tahoe Conservancy
  • Vacation Rentals                                                      
  • South Tahoe Refuse
  • South Tahoe Public Utility District                
  • Fire District
  • Homeowner Insurance 

This is considered the South Tahoe Association REALTORS®’ most valued education program each year.  Speakers from the agencies listed above present information and provide updates they feel important for REALTORS® to be knowledgeable about to best represent their clients in South Lake Tahoe.  After each presentation, a test is given.  To qualify for the certificate, which has been approved by the California Association of REALTORS®, one must pass with at least an 80% accuracy rate.  The Certificate is then valid for two years. 

The following is a roster of REALTORS® that earned the South Tahoe Association of REALTORS® Area Specialist Certification in 2012 or 2013:

Amen Real Estate
James Fain III

Cal Neva Real Estate
Erin Spicer

Century 21 At Tahoe Paradise
Scott Fair
Pamela Francis
Fawne Hayes
Jessica Hirsch
Sam Holmes
Vicki Inferrera
Jennifer Peterson
Jessica Seifert
Jill Teakell

Chase International South Tahoe Realty
Joseph Filipko
Larry Finkel
Brent Johnson
Laura Lyle
John Rodriguez
Jim Wire

Coldwell Banker McKinney & Associates
Kathleen Fagan
Madeleine Gutierrez
Christopher Herndon
Teri McKinney
Claudette Miles
Mike Owen
Janine Raney
Jackie Weaver

Coldwell Banker Northern CA
Scott Jones 

Coldwell Banker Select
Tiffany Grimes
Michelle Reynolds

Davey Paiva Realty
Gwen Niccoli

Deb Howard & Co.
Ellen Camacho
Michelle Cutting
Shannon Witt
Craig Woodward
Natalie Yanish

Distinctive Homes Sotheby’s International
Darlene Fritts
Dominique Westlake 

Elite Properties
Rani Calderon

Rhonda Keen
Brenda Knox

Keller Properties
Michael Keller 

McCall Realty
Kelly Flaherty
Gail Kolb
Margo Lukins
Linda Szendry
John Ward
Mike Yagi 

Paradise Real Estate
Barbara Shriver
Dan Spano

Pinnacle Real Estate Group
Ryan Anderson
Michelle Benedict
Fernanda Dozier
Gisela Haskins
Dennis Lindsay
Theresa Souers

Realty World Lake Tahoe
Jim Mathews

Red Door Previews
Lyndsay Bryant

Re/Max Realty Today
Amanda Adams
Molly Blann
Jonathan Lemen
Heather Lew
Michael Luis
Scott Wadsworth
Erin Yohnka

Tahoe Lake Castles
Elaine Craven


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