Val Videgain, Realtor
I was born and raised in California. Lucky for me, natural beauty and outdoor adventure have never been far from home. Mountain biking and rock climbing have been favorite pastimes for over 20 years, but it was my discovery of river guiding that changed my life. It took me throughout the Sierras, down the Grand Canyon, and defined most of my waking moments every summer for years. It was a beautiful thing. And then one day a friend asked, "So, what do you do in the winter?"
That's when it hit me: I needed to find a place where I could have just as much fun and adventure in the winter as I could in the summer. It didn't take long for me to land in Truckee, and to realize I had found the place I would call home.
Today, I lead a wonderful life in North Lake Tahoe with my wife, Erin, twins, Granite and River, and dogs, Reba and Sabby. I chose a career in real estate just so I could help others find this same quality of life, and the job has never let me down. In fact, some days are so good I have to pinch myself.
What's even more exciting is that my passion for my work pays off in happy, satisfied clients. I am proud to have been named the Best Realtor for Truckee in 2007 and 2008 by Sierra Sun readers, with over $10 million in successful sales for my clients in each of those years.
So, if you are looking for a dedicated real estate professional who loves where they live and what they do, and has expertise and integrity you can count on, I hope you will contact me by email or give me a call at (530) 412-1671. You can trust that when I say I look forward to hearing from you, I really mean it.
Nicole Folks, Realtor
Nicole, her husband and their three children love living in Truckee for the natural beauty and myriad of opportunities that come with the mountain lifestyle. As a Tahoe Donner resident, her family spends most of their free time outside, enjoying the activities of the season. When she is feeling lively she enjoys skiing, hiking and biking. On more mellow days she is just as satisfied staying in with a good book, doing arts and crafts or exploring new recipes in her kitchen. As a dedicated realtor Nicole's goal is to provide her clients with the best customer care possible. She has a passion for going the extra mile to present the best experience to her buyers and sellers. To her, there is nothing more satisfying than helping a prospective buyer achieve their dreams of home ownership. Nicole is well versed in the art of negotiations, transaction coordination and uses the latest internet marketing tools to expose your property to the widest possible range of qualified buyers. Nicole would love the opportunity to meet you and be given the chance to work tirelessly on your behalf. Call her today if you are looking for personalized service and dedication!
Melissa Long, Broker Associate
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Melissa graduated from San Jose State University with a Communications/Marketing degree. While in college she was honored by being selected as the Most Outstanding Collegiate Member in Alpha Phi Sorority. Upon graduation she travelled extensively around the world and worked in the banking and hospitality industries, before settling at a boutique firm in downtown San Jose specializing in integrated financial, estate and tax planning services. During her tenure Melissa held several roles in the company and after receiving her real estate broker license in 2000, she became the V.P of Real Estate and Mortgage Services. In her 13 years with the company she and her team of advisors worked with thousands of clients helping them achieve their personal and financial goals.
Melissa loves adventure and moved to Truckee to embrace an active lifestyle and the beautiful surroundings. In her free time she loves enjoying good food/wine/movies/TV, gardening, spending time with friends & family, and a love for design and creating beautiful spaces which she applies to staging homes.
Melissa has a sincere desire to help and always goes the extra mile for clients. Her experience focuses on building and maintaining highly satisfied relationships. She understands the emotions and expectations involved in buying and selling homes and guides clients with consistent follow through and attention to detail from start to finish.
Being a part of the Realty for Truckee/Tahoe Team was a perfect match from the start, a dynamic team of quality people with high energy and a passion for life. Whether you are a first time home buyer, an experienced seller, or a serious real estate investor our team looks forward to working with you to help you achieve all your real estate goals.