Nevada Open Houses

NV Assoc of Realtors

Nevada’s Governor announced a plan to commence all in-person showings and open houses of single family and multi-family residences currently occupied and on the market for sale, effective at 12:01 a.m. on October 1, subject to the following limitations:

  1. Showings and open houses of properties may not take place with the occupant present.
  2. Showings of properties are limited to one prospective buyer and one real estate professional for both the seller and prospective buyer at a time. For the purposes of this provision, “a prospective buyer” includes the buyer and the buyer’s spouse, domestic partner, business partner, or family members.
  3. Sellers conducting an open house are responsible for ensuring that there will not be more than one prospective buyer viewing a property at any given time. This may require having an individual present to properly meter prospective buyers entering an open house.
  4. Sellers are encouraged to utilize appointments for in-person showings and open houses to the greatest extent practicable.
  5. Real estate professionals are encouraged to utilize three-dimensional interactive property scans, virtual tours, and virtual staging to the greatest extent possible.
  6. Real estate professionals are encouraged to avoid in-person transactions and services to the greatest extent practicable.
  7. Real estate professionals must require all participants at in-person showings and open houses to wear face coverings at all times pursuant to Directive 024 and must follow CDC guidelines for in-person showings and open houses.
    Some additional guidelines recommended by the CDC and Nevada REALTORS® are as follows:
    • All visitors maintain 6ft;
    • Real estate professionals have available gloves and hand sanitizer for use and remind clients to not touch surfaces when viewing property as well as wipe down surfaces as frequently as possible.

Multiple Offers Currently Are the New Normal

Real Estate Update

I was asked recently about the percentage of sales at South Lake Tahoe that had sold above the seller’s asking price in the last 30 days. Based on a total of 137 single family home sales the numbers I saw caught my attention. Especially when compared to last years numbers.

Forty percent of the properties sold in the last month were above the asking price which was to be expected with the lack of current inventory. 43% were sold below the asking price. Further research showed most of those properties had been on the market for over 60 days or were homes priced over $1,000,000.

Only 17% were sold at the asking price. Regarding properties priced over $1,000,000 only 2 of 16 residences sold above the asking price.

Looking back on 2019 as a reference there were only 62 single family sales during the same time period. That was 55% less than this years sales during the same time period. Plus there were only 6% of the properties sold above the asking price as compared to 40% in 2020. 81% sold below the seller’s asking price, and 13% sold at the seller’s asking price. Who knew? Now you do.

September 13, 2020

Tahoe Fund Meets Campaign Goal For Lily Lake Trail Thanks to Triple Funding Match by Vail Resorts’ Epic Promise

Tahoe Fund

Contributions from Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise guest donation program helped meet funding gap required to complete new multi-use trail accessing Fallen Leaf Lake and Desolation Wilderness

TAHOE CITY, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2019) – Thanks to a triple match from Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise guest donation program at Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood, completion of the Lily Lake Trail will be a reality in 2020. Earlier this year, the planned 2.1-mile multi-use trail designed to provide new access to Fallen Leaf Lake and Desolation Wilderness faced a $75,000 funding gap. The nonprofit Tahoe Fund mobilized its supporters, and within a few short months, secured funding commitments from Vail Resorts EpicPromise, the Mathman family and other contributors to ensure the trail can be completed next summer by the US Forest Service and Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association. 

“Our goal has always been to help environmental and sustainable recreation projects like this one achieve completion in the Tahoe Basin,” said Katy Simon Holland, Tahoe Fund board chair. “This effort truly demonstrated the incredible power of philanthropy – among our partners in both the public and private sectors – and the support our community has for projects that enhance sustainable recreation and access to our public lands.”

“Those who visit our resorts are passionate about the outdoors,” said Tom Fortune, vice president and general manager of Heavenly Mountain Resort. “It’s important to Vail Resorts that we provide opportunities for our guests to give back and support projects like this in the mountain communities where we operate. Lending support to aid in the completion of the Lily Lake Trail, a new trail I myself look forward to using, aligned perfectly with the intent of our guest donation program.”

Once complete, the Lily Lake Trail, designed to connect to the newly built trail system on Angora Ridge, will feature stunning views of Desolation Wilderness, Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe, reduce traffic on narrow roads, and offer new access to hikers and mountain bikers who want a car-free way to enjoy Fallen Leaf Lake, Glen Alpine Springs and Desolation Wilderness. The trail will be comprised of aspects unique to the Tahoe trail repertoire — slickrock, boulder traverses, and an expansive view of Fallen Leaf Lake on the edge of a 75-foot cliff.

Construction started in 2018; however, due to the challenges of building through dense vegetation and unforgiving talus, and the requirement of funding that has now been achieved to pay for professional engineering and building crews, completion isn’t expected until late 2020.“Without the active support of the Tahoe Fund and Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise triple match, construction of the Lily Lake Trail simply wouldn’t be possible,” said Scott Brown, Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association board member and crew leader. “It’s incredibly inspiring to know that when we put out the call for help, this community is willing to step up and make it happen.”

Learn more about the Lily Lake Trail project at

Real Estate Agent Review

Real Estate Agent Review

Robert was extremely helpful in getting our house in South Lake Tahoe. He made sure the process was easy and understandable. Since we are from out of town, Robert made himself available to meet with inspectors or anything else we needed while we were not in town. We would highly recommend Robert, he is AWESOME!

Echo Summit Road Closure

Echo Summit

Beginning in early October, most likely October 4, Caltrans will close Highway 50 at Echo Summit for up to two weeks, weather permitting, to conduct bridge deck construction and other related work. This construction will bring the bridge up to current seismic standards and improve safety for decades to come. Highway 50 will be closed 24 hours a day, including weekends to get the work done as quick as possible. No vehicles will be allowed over the summit.

Fall for Tahoe South’s Secret Season: Labor Day through October

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As summer winds down, fall events in Tahoe South are ramping up. And the secret’s out: Fall in Tahoe South is one of the most idyllic times to visit with mild weather, off-season lodging rates, more beach space and numerous events starting Labor Day Weekend.

A special sing-along screening of Bohemian Rhapsody at the Harveys Outdoor Arena, Sept. 1, provides an opportunity to spend an evening under the stars with Freddie Mercury. The unreleased version will be preceded by a performance from the world’s only all-female tribute band to Queen, The Killer Queens. The family-friendly evening concludes with a dazzling Laser Light Spectacular.

The Midway Art & Music Festival at the Heavenly Village Labor Day Weekend is non-stop entertainment with carnival rides, art show, fortune teller, plein air and caricature artists, jugglers, face painter and a classic car show, Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The village will showcase 14 regional artists performing bluegrass, funk, country and rock ‘n roll on two different stages, as well as the second annual 5k run.


The weekly Live at Lakeview series concludes its free public concerts on the lake Thursday, Aug. 29 at Lakeview Commons with performances by J Ras + The Higher Elevation and Miki Rae with Taking Root.

A feel good time awaits during Remembering James – Tribute to the Godfather of Soul at the Valhalla Boathouse Theater, Aug. 30. This performance tells the story of James Brown’s monumental career, including how his involvement in the Civil Rights movement and with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shaped his work.

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa will host Extreme Midget Wrestling, Aug. 31, at Blue Nightclub. Competitors will participate in an all-out Pro Wrestling War.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe welcomes hypnotist Terry Parrett for EnTRANCED: The Hypno-Reality Show at Vinyl, Aug. 30-31. For two nights this one of a kind show will make guests the “stars” of popular reality shows. Sound Waves Pool Parties include yoga, cabanas, poolside tapas, day beds, live music, DJs throughout Labor Day Weekend. Open to the public and hotel guests receive complimentary access.

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it: Masters of Illusions at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe disappears after Sept. 2. The cutting-edge and perplexing interactive magic leaves audiences baffled and amazed.

The Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena rounds out a season of headliner concerts with Dave Matthews Band, Sept. 6 and Duran Duran, Sept. 13.

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa will host a variety of acts this fall: Dave Mason: The Feelin’ Alright Tour, Sept. 20; Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour, Sept. 21; Marc Broussard and Samantha Fish, Sept. 27; Skynnyn Lynnard and ZZ Tush, Sept. 29; Rob Schneider, Oct. 4; Clint Black: Still… Killin’ Time 30th Anniversary Tour, Oct. 5; St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Oct. 6.


Celebrate the holiday weekend with a kick-off at the Wine Walk at the Heavenly Village, Aug. 29. A $20 donation to local charity Christmas Cheer merits pours of wines from Carson Road Wineries in various shops throughout the Village.

The 19th annual Thin Air Chili Cook Off at Kirkwood Mountain Resort includes a commemorative glass, a kit to taste the chilis, and a vote for the favorite, Aug. 31. Cash prizes are available for Crowd Favorite, Best Chili and Best Booth. There’s beer and wine tasting, live music, a kid’s zone, and face painting.

Summer’s End Winemaker Dinner features Tank Garage Winery and local chef Alexis Amity of Crave Lake Tahoe with a tasty four course meal to close out summer at Basecamp Hotel, Sept. 1. Winemaker Bertus Van Zyl will describe wine pairings for each course.

Live Violence Free’s Afternoon of Peace & Harmony, Sept. 7, is an annual fundraiser with live performances from local talent Mescalito, Nikki Costa and Sal’s Greenhouse as well as food, beer and wine with a silent auction at Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Concert Arena.


Farm-to-fork festival Sample the Sierra turns 10 on Sept. 14 at the Bijou Community Park with more than 20 booths of paired food and drinks found only in the Sierra Nevada. A chef’s cooking challenge, live music and a festival marketplace of handmade goods will also be available.

The Fall Ale Fest and Wing Cook-Off at the Heavenly Village, Sept. 21, will continue the good times, brews and food well into September. Paint and sip, a corn hole tournament and a poker walk will also be part of the fun.

Oktoberfest at Camp Richardson celebrates its 25th anniversary, Oct. 5-6. This festival brings ethnic food and desserts complemented by authentic German beers and wines. The weekend includes live music, a climbing wall, pumpkin patch, bounce house and a bungee platform. Attendees can win gifts by competing in various contests: beer stein holding, yodeling and the costume competition. Entry and parking are free.

With the Kokanee salmon swimming upstream, locals and visitors celebrate the annual migration at the Fall Fish Fest, Oct. 5-6 at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. This two-day event will feature educational programs, a salmon feed, stream side programs, and Kokanee Trail Runs with 5k, 10k and half-marathon. Free admission and parking is available at the Visitor Center and historic Camp Richardson Resort.

The South Lake Tahoe Food and Wine Festival returns for its 10th year at Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe, Oct. 25-27, with numerous dining and tasting experiences, as well as a rare Tahoe performance by legendary performer Rick Springfield Oct. 26.


Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association’s 9th annual Rose to Toads tasks athletes with a 63-mile ride from Mount Rose to the famous Mr. Toad’s Wild Road in Meyers, Sept. 2. The route includes more than 8,000 feet of climbing and 10,000 feet of descents.

The 16th annual Tour de Tahoe has cyclists riding 72 miles around “Big Blue” with after-party, Sept. 8.

The 24th annual Tahoe Blue Vodka’s Lake Tahoe Marathon brings a 5k, 10k, half marathon, 16.6 miler, marathon, ultras and the famous triple marathon and triple half marathon trifecta (that’s three half marathons in three days), Oct. 11-13. This event is open to all ages.

Submitted by Jeff Munson