This past year has been a roller coaster ride for so many people. Though we were fortunate to have had a strong year in the real estate industry, we are truly looking forward to a relaxing holiday with our loved ones. The recent fresh snowfall also has us anticipating a great start to the ski season!
Before we dive into our year-in-review, we’d like to give a big THANK YOU to our clients and referring agent partners who keep us on our toes, make our jobs exciting, and our success possible! Real estate is about homes, of course, but it’s also about great relationships. We helped hundreds of people achieve their Lake Tahoe real estate dreams this year, and look forward to doing more of the same in 2022.
Team Blair Tahoe 2021 Highlights
Growing Our Team
This year we were very excited to onboard several fantastic new agents in our ongoing efforts to strengthen our knowledge network and the service we offer our clients. In addition to our already amazing team, we welcomed:
Taylor Halsey – Buyer’s Agent
Brian Grocott – Buyer’s Agent
Chris White – Donner Lake Specialist
Mike Marrone – Listing Agent
Dan Gallagher – Nakoma Division
In a strategic move to continue expanding our network to help our clients find the perfect home in the Sierras, Team Blair opened a Nakoma Resort Division. Located less than an hour north of Truckee in eastern Plumas County, Nakoma is a luxury resort and residential community offering ample opportunity to enjoy the scenic alpine surroundings in comfort and style. Luxury turnkey options and custom home builds available at Nakoma offer an enticing, economically attractive alternative to prospective buyers looking for real estate in the Truckee-Tahoe area.
Record Sales Numbers
Nationwide, real estate rebounded from the economic impact of the pandemic in a big way. Home prices skyrocketed and buyer competition increased, as remote workers around the country began dispersing geographically. Locally, we continue to see lots of buyer interest, but, as always, inventory remains a challenge. However, we were still able to pull off our most successful year to date. We won’t know the exact numbers until year end, but we are happy to report we surpassed our team goals with over $200M in sales – making Team Blair the top-producing Compass team in Lake Tahoe. We are also ranked #3 Team in the Country in the Network Group, which includes the top Compass agent teams.
Compass Real Estate IPO
While our team had a successful year, Compass Real Estate really took off, expanding to over 300 offices, and over 20,000 agents. The IPO on the NY Stock Exchange in March at $18 per share (COMP (NYSE)), caused a huge splash and brought the Compass brand high visibility on a national stage. At the Compass Retreat last month, the executive and product teams shared some exciting developments that we can leverage to help our clients even more in the future.
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As we head into a New Year, we hope that you and your loved ones are happy and healthy. Although life continues to be a little uncertain at times, there is alot to be optimistic about in 2022, so take the next few days to rest, recharge, and prepare yourself to make the most of next year.