About Us - Carr Long Real Estate

why carr long real estate

Carr Long Real Estate brings together a team of high-caliber professionals with an unparalleled dedication to excellence. With a history of high productivity, a strong work ethic and valuable office locations, we provide unique marketing opportunities for our family of clients that other companies in the area simply cannot offer.

Our focus is on you and establishing strong, long-term relationships based on trust and an uncompromising commitment to customer service. We love our work and have fun getting to know our clients. As a valued client, you can be assured that we will keep your best interests in heart long after the sale.

We know the Tahoe real estate market and are actively involved in the community. Our children attend local schools, we volunteer our time to community projects that are important to us and most significantly, we work and invest in North Tahoe communities so we truly have our fingers on Tahoe’s real estate pulse. We have access to the latest Tahoe real estate information that helps us negotiate and get the very best for our clients, every time.

don carr

My wife, Hale, and I lived in four different ski resort towns before settling in Truckee to raise our family. Our kids are now living the childhood of our dreams, skiing every weekend in winter and sailing and camping on Lake Tahoe in summer. What an amazing place for children to grow up, and for a family to play together. I have to pinch myself sometimes when I look around to make sure it’s not a dream that I actually live here.

I arrived in Tahoe in 2001, at the beginning of the renaissance of the North Tahoe region. Working in real estate has been a very rewarding way to be involved in some of these changes. It provides a constant source of opportunities to meet fascinating people, to see beautiful homes, and to help families create meaningful traditions of enjoying all the wonders of our region.

I saw the opportunity to join my professional talents with those of Tori Long as the ultimate no-brainer. I have never met a more profoundly gifted real estate agent in my life and am honored to have opened a real estate office with her as my business partner. We elevate each other’s attributes, and we both have strong support from our respective families.

Our mission is for our business to be extremely well regarded for caring above all about our clients, our real estate colleagues and our team at Carr Long Real Estate.

mobile: 530.448.6393
dcarr@carrlong.com
CA BRE# 01336974

tori long

I feel so fortunate to live, work and play in the Truckee -Tahoe area. Since 2002 I have had the privilege of helping over 200 families fulfill their dreams of owning in this wonderful mountain community and have met some of the most kind and generous people, many who have become dear friends and neighbors over the years.

I love that I am able to be an active participant in this beautiful area. Whether I am playing golf, skiing or simply taking a family stroll in my neighborhood, I am able to enjoy this special lifestyle. As an avid golfer, I decided in 2005 that Old Greenwood would be the ideal place to live and raise my family and have never looked back.

I believe this commitment to living and working in Truckee-Tahoe also helps my clients feel more confident in their decision to own in the area. My professional and personal experiences have ingrained within me a steadfast confidence and demonstrate my belief that the real estate in North Lake Tahoe is truly unique.

My respect for Don Carr’s abilities in the profession of real estate is unending. Don’s amazing ability to provide our clientele with supreme customer service, knowledge, expertise and repeatedly successful real estate negotiations continues to remind me of the amazing capabilities and talent Don brings to Carr Long Real Estate on an almost daily basis. It is with this deep respect for Don’s professional skills that I am so honored to be working with him. Ultimately, we bring a valuable and dynamic element to Carr Long Real Estate as we are motivated with an unbridled enthusiasm to perform in the North Lake Tahoe Real estate market.

mobile: 530.412.0176
tlong@carrlong.com
CA BRE# 01372393

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Mark DiGiacomo

mobile: 530.448.7011 | mdigiacomo@carrlong.com | CA BRE#01929813

I have been fully immersed in the world of Tahoe real estate since 2012. As a highly productive team member and agent at Carr Long Real Estate, I have played a major role in helping to establish the firm as one of the top brokerages in the Tahoe market. My approach to work is thoughtful and diligent, and I have helped many families smoothly navigate the process of buying or selling a property in Tahoe. My clients are always at the forefront of my mind, and I am fond of each relationship that has developed.

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Lisa Smith

mobile: 925.699.1463 | lsmith@carrlong.com | CA BRE# 01836562

Life is full of chapters. The one chapter that has remained constant in our lives is our love for Lake Tahoe and Northstar. Our first introduction to Tahoe was hours after the big quake of 89 that took out the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. My husband and I were currently living in Little Rock, Arkansas and staying in San Francisco for a convention. We were riding a double decker tour bus just having completed a tour of the Muir Woods. We had circled down by the wharf and dropped several families off at the World Series game and had ventured back up to Market Street when the ground started shaking, glass shattering, concrete dropping from tops of buildings. Our thoughts at first were simple – let’s get out of here. We rented a car and headed for Tahoe. Love at first sight! Lightning can strike twice!

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Linda Brown

mobile: 530.412.3475 | lbrown@carrlong.com | CA BRE#01436675

I first visited Lake Tahoe when I was in middle school, attending summer camp at the Presbyterian Conference Grounds in South Lake Tahoe. That was the beginning of my love of the Sierra—the mountains, lakes, streams, wildflowers, and seasons. 

When I married David Brown in 1972, I moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Sierra, and I’ve lived at Northstar permanently since 1973! David was one of the first 5 real estate professionals hired by Fibreboard, the company that was the original developer of Northstar, so I’ve watched Northstar grow from a small, family-centered ski area into the world class resort and real estate development it is today.

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Nick Cisik

Director of Marketing

ncisik@carrlong.com | CA BRE#02036279

Like many East Coast transplants, the decision to move west was an easy one after laying eyes on the Sierra for the first time. The transition would prove even easier coming from the long winters endured growing up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia. Prior to migrating, I had been living in New York City where I attended New York University. After ten years of many New York minutes I decided it was time for a change. I have now called Truckee home for about a decade and continue to find new aspects of this mountain lifestyle to enjoy with each year that passes. Whether it is the immediate connection to the outdoors, the community's natural proclivity for wellness, the quiet nights, or the clean mountain air, I would not trade this lifestyle for any alternative. In the wintertime I enjoy skiing as much as I can, and in the warmer months you will always find me running emphatically around the tennis courts and throughout the local mountain trails. I am proud to be the newest member of the Carr Long Real Estate team and look forward to helping others find their place here in Truckee.

 

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Jessica LaPlante

mobile: 530.386.3678 | jlaplante@carrlong.com | CA BRE# 02036600

I've been involved in real estate and land development for most of my life. Like father like daughter, I'm a second generation civil engineer turned real estate agent and investor. A career in civil engineering and years of managing family investments cultivated an appreciation for managing details, checklists, and timelines, as well as understanding the many nuances of real estate and development. Tahoe has been my playground since I was a teenager and where my husband and I have biked, skied, climbed, and flown paragliders down countless mountains and trails in the Sierra Nevada Range.

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Rebecca Monson

mobile: 530.448.9740 | rebecca@carrlong.com | CA BRE#01250078

I arrived in Truckee in 1992 and I never left because Truckee’s beautiful, natural location touches my heart. I’m the eldest of 5 children of two doctors who raised us all in the SF Bay Area. Immediately after graduating from Cornell University, where I swam for the Cornell Swim Team and earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, I moved to Truckee to pursue my interest in marketing through positions with the North Lake Tahoe and Truckee/Donner Chambers of Commerce. At the same time, I attended night school at the University of Nevada to earn my MBA, completing studies in finance, investment analysis and venture capital.

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Tyler O'Neal

mobile: 530.308.5385 | tyler@carrlong.com | CA BRE# 01330346

Having been a Lake Tahoe Realtor since right out of college, I am proud to carry on a well-established family tradition in the real estate business. I was born and raised in North Lake Tahoe and take enormous pride in helping clients navigate the various lake shore, golf and ski communities that I have always called home.

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Harrison Alonzo

mobile: 530.448.6557 | halonzo@carrlong.com

I have had the immense good fortune of growing up and living where others choose to vacation. Gifted with a father in the Ski business, my family has called Vail, Colorado home for over 30 years. At the age of 5, my family took a hiatus from Colorado, as my father was recruited to help develop the Ski & Snowboard School at Northstar, and the Village at Northstar. I attended elementary school at Truckee Elementary, and truly learned to ski on the slopes of Northstar. I really came to love this area, the smell of the ponderosa pines, and the massive blizzards that bring feet of snow.

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Christy Mond

mobile: 530.412.0376 | christy@carrlong.com | CA BRE# 01967777

It’s a common story...I moved to Tahoe City 25 years ago, to ski for one season after college and then promptly forgot about leaving…

I came for the winters but I stay for the summers. I am very fortunate to call North Lake Tahoe & Truckee my home. I feel grateful to be raising a family here. My husband and I ski as much as possible and love living in paradise with our two daughters and two dogs. The Sierra Nevada Mountains and Lake Tahoe are truly a national treasure and the benefits of living here for over the years have enriched my life in so many ways. I love sharing my knowledge of the area and our unique real estate market with others. My passion is cultivating lifelong clients, who are interested in living an amazing Tahoe lifestyle. I enjoy getting to know people and helping them realize their real estate dreams. My approach is to make sure folks feel well advised and supported during the transaction from start to finish.

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Steph Fillinger

mobile: 530.214.6097 | steph@carrlong.com | CA BRE# 01712362

Growing up, I spent many summer vacations and winter weekends with my parents and siblings in Tahoe, always yearning to come back for more time in these mountains and crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. I was lucky enough to spend my full first winter in Tahoe in 1993, moving here full time in 1995 after graduating CU Boulder, and have called North Lake Tahoe and Truckee home ever since. After 5 years in the hospitality industry, I moved into Property Management, managing multiple Homeowner Associations – ranging from small condominium complexes to large luxury home communities. Learning the benefits and hindrances of various types of properties, Property Management proved to be an excellent jumping point for me to transition into Real Estate full time in 2005. I use my foundation in property management and customer service to provide clients with an experience driven by a strong work ethic, attention to detail, personal service and results.

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Debbie Hoyer

mobile: 530.448.9070 | deb@carrlong.com | CA BRE# 01781565

Raised in Utah, I knew early on that I had a drive and passion for life that some people never know. I took those traits to the skating rink where I was recognized as 9thin the nation in the competitive figure skating world at age 13. I also fell in love with the mountains, climbing and snowboarding. My love for these sports kept me in Utah where I graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Marketing and met my future husband, Josh.  In 2002, we moved to Truckee and fell in love with Tahoe life.  Our mutual passion for the outdoors, sports and performance wear design enabled us to build a business representing the global lifestyle brand Oakley in Northern California/Northern Nevada and were recognized as 2002 Rookie of the Year Top Sales Performance in North America.

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Todd Killian

mobile: 530.386.0936 | todd@carrlong.com | CA BRE# 01494444

I take pride in being an honest, trustworthy agent who continuously goes the distance to exceed my clients' needs and expectations. I have been successful in the industry since I started in 2005 because I work hard, have a likable personality, and always have my clients' best interests in mind. I have found my niche in real estate, and thoroughly enjoy the entire process from start to finish. I embrace the fact that every transaction is unique and requires multiple layers of skill, persistence, and positive flow.

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Peter Morris

mobile: 530.330.4300 | peter@carrlong.com | CA BRE# 01263573

It is a familiar story amongst many locals, I originally moved to Tahoe to ski and… stayed. After earning a BA in Economics at Hobart College in Geneva, NY, I came to Lake Tahoe and found employment as a patroller with the Squaw Valley Professional Ski Patrol that first winter in 1976. In subsequent years I brought the idea of an avalanche rescue dog to the forefront and had the first canine on full time duty at a ski resort in the western United States. The off-season from skiing was spent working in construction, soon as a foreman overseeing and coordinating into the mid 1980’s the building of numerous fine custom homes in the area.

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TESTIMONIALS

In my business as President of the Residential Group at Kennedy Wilson, I have managed a number of complex real estate projects from a distance. My experience in each location has taught me the importance of local talent. In December 2012, I spearheaded Kennedy Wilson’s acquisition of the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe.  This became the first hotel property owned by Kennedy Wilson and it is the most iconic property in any mountain community of California.

The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe is the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in the California mountains, and selling its 23 Penthouse Residences demanded expertise on the highest level.

We immediately began assessing the marketplace in search of the best team of Realtors to handle the sales and marketing efforts of these unrivaled penthouses. Through my connections at the Ritz-Carlton I was turned onto the duo of Tori Long & Don Carr, who own Carr Long Real Estate. Their story is fascinating. As individuals, both Don & Tori had reputations as the top producers for the company that built the Ritz-Carlton. They had recently left the developer’s sales team to open their own brokerage. And the Ritz-Carlton VP Development & Residential Business had Tori right on the top of his list. Here’s how she was referred to me: “Tori would be a natural and great fit for the project. In addition to her sales excellence, and delightful personality her ability to create a trusted relationship with the prospects is second to none. Add to that her background and experience with the Ritz-Carlton brand and the project and it is a winning combination.”

As it turns out, what she and her partner Don bring to the table is hard to quantify because it is so encompassing. The Carr Long Team has elevated the atmosphere of the hotel by their presence. Each sale of a Ritz-Carlton Residence is significant, with many very demanding buyers. As we near sell-out of the Residences right on schedule, our experience with Tori and Don is one of a growing level of trust.

This is why I’m so pleased to write this review. I will recommend them to any buyer or seller with the knowledge that their clients’ interests will be served on the highest levels.

Stuart Cramer
President, Residential Group
Kennedy Wilson (NYSE – KW)

Stuart Cramer, President, Residential Group Kennedy Wilson (NYSE – KW) Owner Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

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