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Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI)

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Bullet Points

  • Consistent Top Producers
  • Past President of the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors
  • Coldwell Banker Award Winners
  • Real Estate Sales Since 1989
  • Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Members of the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors
  • Members of the Plumas Association of Realtors
  • Two Full-time Licensed Agents, a Part-time Marketing Assistant and an Escrow Coordinator.



Herschel and Nicki Deardorff are a professional real estate team specializing in the sales and marketing of homes and land throughout North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Plumas/Sierra since 1989. The group includes Karen Couwenhoven, a part-time marketing assistant and Juli Shepp, a full-time escrow coordinator.


Consistent top producers and Previews Property Specialists, the Deardorffs are respected by clients and peers alike. Herschel holds the nationally recognized professional designations CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute). These designations are gained only through a rigorous course of study and demonstrated professional experience and are held by those who are noted leaders in the industry. A past president of the Tahoe Board of REALTOR®, Herschel is, in fact, a noted leader in the industry. He was named REALTOR® of the Year in 1993, has been a director with the California Association of Realtors and has served in many capacities in the local Board, thereby helping to shape the future of real estate in the area.

Professional Philosophy

Knowledgeable, experienced and professional, the Deardorffs provide the service of many top professionals for the price of one. They believe in the importance of keeping their clients fully informed at every step in the transaction and want to be sure that they give their clients enough information so that they can make a decision appropriate for their lifestyles. "Buying or selling a home is a major financial decision for most people," says Herschel. "While we want to do everything necessary to help our clients make the right decision, ultimately, it is their decision to make. We would never presume to make such an important decision for the client." If you are seeking a top real estate team to work for you, enabling you to make the most from your home investment dollar, contact Herschel and Nicki today.

Communities Served

  • Alpine Meadows
  • Beckworth
  • Calpine
  • Carnelian Bay
  • Clio
  • Glenshire
  • Graeagle
  • Gray's Crossing
  • Grizzly Ranch
  • Kings Beach
  • Martis Camp
  • Meeks Bay
  • Northstar
  • Plumas Pines
  • Portola
  • Serene Lakes
  • Sierraville
  • Squaw Valley
  • Tahoe City
  • Tahoe Donner
  • Tahoma
  • Truckee
  • White Hawk

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