Testimonials

We recently had the pleasure of working with the Chiara and the Lawrence Team on two condominium transactions in Squaw Valley.  From beginning to end we were always impressed with their knowledge of the Squaw Valley market, the process of buying and selling property in that market and the entire team’s level of organization.  We would strongly recommend Lawrence Realty for anyone considering a real estate purchase or sale in Squaw Valley area.  Bill and Tanya~ Redwood City, CA

We had a great experience working with Chiara and Lawrence Realty to find the location we needed.  Her knowledge of the area made it easy to feel comfortable with our decision, and she made sure the process went smoothly from beginning to end. Elsa~ Truckee, CA  

Lawrence Realty was a pleasure to work with on our recent Tahoe home purchase. Larry, Chiara and Ron were knowledgeable about the area, as well as proactive and diligent throughout the process. Their hands-on guidance was especially helpful for us, since we live out of the area. Thank you for helping make our dream of owning a house in Tahoe a reality!  Andrew and Rachel~ San Francisco, CA

 

Judy and I want to thank you for guiding us from beginning to end through the successful sale of our Squaw Valley home. We found you to be uniquely positioned to understand the housing market at Squaw, having lived in the valley, raised your family there, and understanding the local environmental and political issues that can affect the real estate market. Your marketing program is excellent and far reaching via both conventional and modern communication medium. You regularly kept us informed about market conditions and were candid and honest with us about our pricing strategies. With Chiara and Ron’s help you went the extra step to look after our home if issues arose when we were out of town. When the offer came in, we knew that negotiations were in good hands and would be conducted professionally and with integrity. Beyond the home sale, we consider ourselves most fortunate to have gained a good friend and even an occasional golfing partner. Much thanks to you and your family for a most successful and pleasurable experience.  Barry and Judy~ Sacramento, CA

 

I really enjoyed working with you and appreciated all of your professionalism throughout the transaction. Your team has done a lot to gain internet exposure and to integrate streamlined systems to make the process easier for a buyer or a seller. If I am able to make it back to Squaw at any time in the future to settle into the Valley once again, I will certainly call you without hesitation to help me with my real estate needs. Kindest regards and sincere thanks!  Christi~ Eagle, ID

 

Working with the Lawrence’s for both the purchase and subsequent sale of our home was an absolute pleasure. Since we do not live locally, it was especially important to us to choose an agent who was professional, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable about the market. So it should be no surprise that when it came time to list our house, there was not the slightest doubt in our minds who we would choose to represent us. Ann and Ian~ Ross, CA

 

It was such a pleasure working with Chiara and the Lawrence Realty team. Their vast knowledge of Squaw Valley and the surrounding areas was very helpful in locating our beautiful, new home in Tahoe. Ana~ San Francisco, CA

 

Chiara knew of our interest in selling a lot we owned, though we had decided not to list it during a relatively weak economy. But because they know the market so well, they identified a uniquely interested buyer who was willing to pay a fair, but full price. They managed the transaction start to finish and everything went extremely smoothly. Steve~

 

My wife and I sold our home in Truckee, California in July, 2012. We have bought and sold nine homes (including one rental and three vacation homes) in our 25 years of marriage so we are very familiar with the process. In some of the sales/purchases we were frustrated and disappointed by the Real Estate agents involved and changed agents twice. Our prior experience was largely the reason we decided to sell the house ourselves, while willing to pay a commission to a buyer’s agent.

Soon after putting up for sale signs a Real Estate agent, Chiara L. Gajar, from Lawrence Realty, Squaw Valley, Ca. showed our home to interested buyers and a very amicable and cooperative sale commenced. The sale of our home in Truckee was by far the least stressful and least problematic process we ever experienced. Chiara worked for both parties (buyer and seller) in a very objective, transparent and professional manner. We could not have been more pleased with the process. We highly recommend Chiara and her father Larry, who also assisted, to anyone buying or selling their home anywhere in the Tahoe area.  Anthony & Sharon~ Santa Barbara, CA

 

I would like to take a quick moment to thank you for helping me with my first home purchase! It started with calling the number on a real estate sign. Even knowing I was shopping at the low end of the available real estate, Larry focused on my investment as much as any other.

Larry took time to show me the available real estate (several times) as well as walk me through the home buying process. I will never forget shaking Larry’s hand, at his dining table, in his house, at 9 p.m. the night we signed the deal. Thanks again and I look forward to working with Lawrence realty on my next move!  Adam~ Squaw Valley, CA

 

Larry and Chiara are the premier experts in Squaw Valley real estate; not only do they live in the valley, they know the history of every house. They were extremely professional and supportive to us throughout the entire process. Finding the perfect buyer for our little gem made us feel very good about selling!  Sue and Dwight~ Orinda, CA

 

When we decided to list our Martis Camp lot for sale we interviewed several agents who were recommended in the market. We chose Lawrence Realty based on their professional and thorough approach. They provided great service, frequent updates, all the information required to make good decisions, and they got the property sold in a tough market. My phone calls over the listing period were always answered by a member of the team in person, or returned within a few minutes (including once from Europe!).

We recommend Lawrence Realty to represent you in your transactions whether buying or selling. We will use Larry and the Lawrence Realty Team on any future transactions in the Lake Tahoe market.  Charley~ Scottsdale, AZ

 

We just purchased a home in Squaw Creek in Tahoe and used Lawrence Realty as our broker. While the entire staff was great in every way, Larry was perhaps the most professional and competent realtor we have ever worked with. He understood our requirements, showed us the available inventory over several days, knew the details about every property and made the experience very pleasant. He and his team guided us through the process , assisted us with all the right contacts and we closed on the property within 30 days. Larry and his team were recommended to us by close friends who live in the Tahoe area and he really turned out to be ” the go to realtor ” in Squaw Valley! We couldn’t recommend he and his team more highly!  Joe~

 

We just completed our third transaction in Squaw Valley through Lawrence Realty. Larry is the most knowledgeable realtor in the Tahoe area, knowing the details/history of every property in Squaw Valley. Their straight forward, no pressure, and high quality service makes complex real-estate transactions easy. We would never use anyone else in Tahoe and highly recommend Lawrence Realty.  Gailyn and John~ Squaw Valley, CA

 

These guys are a family shop that has been living and doing real estate in the Squaw area for many, many years (e.g. on the house we bought they had handled every transaction since the original owners). We shopped for a couple of years, looking at a 20+ properties before settling on the house we wanted. Chiara and the rest of the team were really helpful throughout the process and we’d recommend them without reservation.  Sid~

 

We purchased a 1.9m ski house in Squaw with the help of the Lawrence family. They provided great background on the market and understanding of the local dynamics. We had several quite different houses we were interested in. They were very professional in managing our bidding over a period of 3 months. Once agreement was reached, they were thorough in handling the paper process and ensuring our rights were met.

After closing, they went out of their way to introduce us to neighbors and support people and generally held our hand as we got settled. Ron spent an entire afternoon driving half way to San Francisco when I had left a passport at the house. Nothing was a problem for them. We’ve met some new friends! Honesty is key in choosing an agent. Having someone who will follow through after you have reached a deal ensures you of being happy in your new home. The Lawrence family meet both these criteria exceptionally well!  Les & Magaret~ Bermuda

 

Larry found a perfect house for our family after a lot of hard work by the Lawrence Team. Larry was conscientious and discerning trying to find the right match for us. We could not have hoped to find somebody so professional and tenacious. With Larry’s guidance we feel we have made a great investment for the future of our family. Thank you to the Lawrence Realty Team.  Lisa and Richard, Santa Barbara CA

 

Larry was instrumental in orchestrating a smooth and timely transaction for our wonderful Tahoe retreat. There is no doubt that his vast knowledge and long standing involvement in the Tahoe community was paramount to our success.  Heidi & Mark, Kentfield, CA