Honor, integrity, and hard work are what define my real estate practice. I began selling Lake Tahoe real estate in 2007. It was the year of the Angora Fire as well as the beginning of the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Needless to say, it was not easy, but I overcame these challenges through hard work and with skills I acquired at the University of Texas at Austin. During my free time, I’m involved in my church and help with their college ministry. I take seminary classes through Regent College’s distance education department. I also backpack, mountain bike, and backcountry snowboard in the Tahoe Sierra regularly. With a focus on you, I am completely devoted to making your real estate experience the best one possible.
Deb Howard and Company Buyer's Agent of the Year for 2010
South Tahoe Area Real Estate Specialist Certification
Drew Kondo, Broker/Salesperson
Phone: (530) 545-1831
Fax: (888) 225-1055
I recently sold a property in South Lake Tahoe. Drew is as good as it gets. He had the difficult ask of working long distance with us, and was honest, efficient, hard working, and patient. He was great at helping me find a local handyman and house cleaners to get the property ready for the market. It was a pleasure dealing with him. I would recommend him for anyone looking to buy or sell in the Tahoe area.
--Ellen K., Oakland, CA
Drew is the absolute best Realtor in Tahoe. We contacted him to find a property in SLT or Stateline with a very low budget in mind ($150K or less). Despite this very low number, which probably would have made most Realtors treat us like second-class citizens, Drew absolutely bent over backwards for us and made himself available during the entire process, from viewing listing after listing, to checking in with us on a regular basis through the escrow process, to keeping in contact with the lender and escrow agent and sharing any and all information he received with us as soon as he received it. We also live about 2 1/2 hours away so Drew did a couple video walk-through of potential properties so that we could check them out without having to drive up. He reviewed the inspection reports as soon as they came out and called us immediately to discuss repairs. Even after escrow closed he's made himself instantly available to answer any questions regarding recommended repair services as well as to answer questions regarding setting the property up as a vacation rental. I can't say enough about Drew, you will be 100% satisfied with his customer service!
--Sigrid A., Sacramento, CA
Drew Kondo acted as our agent while we successfully searched for a home in SLT, during which Drew was enthusiastic, reliable, and always available to meet with us. We will recommend Drew to any prospective client who wants to work with a reliable, friendly and ambitious agent.
--Richard B., Redwood City, CA
Drew Kondo did an awesome job helping my wife and I look for a house in the Winter/Spring of 2009. Drew is really the hardest working realtor I know, and has one of the strongest work ethics of *anyone* I know. His website was also the easiest one I found to use to do my searching/research on. Drew worked tirelessly getting us listings and showing us properties. He was a fountain of knowledge about "how things work" in The Lake Tahoe Basin, in terms of TRPA, coverage, etc. He also helped in being extremely creative, and especially patient, as we tried over and over to work a deal on a particularly unique property which we really couldn't afford with our "cash on hand". He was always available, and always willing to do whatever it took to accommodate my wife and I. Drew also did a bunch of research on a plot of land I was interested in, trying to work deals on who I could buy coverage from, setting me up with contractors to look at the plot, etc. We are now the proud owners (and residents) of a beautiful home in Stateline, NV. Drew is starkly superior to other Realtors I've used (including in San Francisco). I have recommended Drew to friends in the past, and continue to do so heartily, and with no reservations.
--Keith B., Stateline, NV
Drew is very professional. We just started looking into properties in South Lake Tahoe for investment purposes. He provided lists of interesting properties within hours receiving our requests. He helped us understand local rental market since we live in San Jose and analyze possible cash flows. He also explained to us regulations and procedures for building homes from land properties. His "customer first" attitude and customer dedication are truly exceptional. We strongly recommend him to anyone.
--Nadine D., San Jose, CA
Drew was excellent. He was diligent to provide us with all the information and resources we needed to buy. He was very resourceful and acted with utmost integrity.
--Gerard & Lisa Lill, Pollock Pines, CA
If your looking for a realtor in South Lake Tahoe - Drew would be and OUTSTANDING choice. He knows the market and has made himself available to me at the drop of a hat to look at houses and answer questions! I know Drew was working with other buyers and sellers while he was working for me but he made me feel like I was the most important client he had!
--Noah L., South Lake Tahoe, CA
Drew is a professional Realtor who exemplifies the highest level of his profession. It is always a pleasure working with him and his associates at Deb Howard & Co.
--Norm H., Zephyr Cove, NV