After a successful technology sales career in San Francisco with ROLM, IBM and Siemens ICN, Valerie decided to move to the beautiful Lake Tahoe Area. After 2 years as VP of sales for a startup technology company, she decided to spend less time traveling and pursued a real estate career. Some friends thought there may not be enough to do for a person who seems to be busy all the time. In fact, there’s so much to choose from, slowing down is not an option, quality of life is. Our mountain air is clean and aromatic, Lake Tahoe and the Sierras are magnificent and the activities are plentiful, all with a back drop of mountains, water and trees. The Lake Tahoe life style is one to live and love and includes friendly people, 2 lane roads, community involvement, music, health and wellbeing. As a Sales Professional, Valerie knows that success lies in the joy and level of satisfaction experienced by her clients. Such achievement can only be attained by listening to, and understanding, her client’s vision and blending that understanding with her knowledge of Tahoe as well as utilizing her expertise in negotiations to create a desirable outcome. A long time real estate investor herself, from Tahoe to the Bay Area to Hawaii, she knows the crucial goal is to provide her clients the information they need to make their own intelligent decisions. She believes presenting properties with the best photography and marketing is key, and most important, is telling the ‘story’ of the home. Engel & Völkers, in Valerie’s opinion, represents sellers’ in the most comprehensive way by providing the maximum exposure and recognizable worldwide branding that only an International Company can provide. Representing Buyers in the selection of their Tahoe dream is fun.