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 always been outdoor oriented and gravitate to opportunities where I can work with people. I became a golf enthusiast during my high school years in Lebanon, PA. I played on the golf team at the University of Richmond and was team captain my senior year. On graduating from college I moved to Hobe Sound, FL to work in the golf business as a teaching and playing professional. After dedicating almost 10 years to the game of golf, I decided the time was perfect to reinvent myself in a new career and a new part of the country.

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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 grew up as a nationally ranked competitive figure skater. My love for skating and snowboarding kept me in Utah where I graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Marketing. My boyfriend (now husband) Josh and I share a mutual passion for the outdoors and outerwear design that brought us to Lake Tahoe in 2002. Together we ran a business representing the global lifestyle brand Oakley and were recognized for 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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TESTIMONIALS

I had the pleasure of meeting Tori Long before my husband and I were ever in the market to buy our second home. Her hardworking nature and the fact that she is one of the most pleasant people to be around put her at the top of our list when we began to consider purchasing a second home in the Tahoe/Truckee area. I am here to assure you that she is an exceptional real estate agent. She really cares for her clients, and has impeccable integrity in an industry that can be cut throat. I frequently tell my husband that superwoman does exist, and it’s Tori Long. She pays brilliant attention to detail, while being personable, confident and agile in negotiations. She is a well networked person in the Tahoe/Truckee area who made us feel very comfortable and saved us a lot of time getting the most reliable information. I believe her character is the real foundation for her success; she is honest, humble, tolerant and very thoughtful. Not only is her knowledge of the market extensive, the entire Carr Long team is top notch. Every phone call was answered or quickly returned, every email addressed, and anytime we felt overwhelmed with the stress of buying a home Tori was right there to get us back on track. She listened and planned everything purposefully for us, she was consistently positive and guided us in the right direction during our home search, and she was very persistent in her pursuits, which resulted in our dream vacation home that exceeded our expectations. She truly puts her heart, mind, and intellect into the smallest things. I speak for my husband and myself when I say we could not have asked for a more dedicated, compassionate and truthful team. As people and professionals, the world needs more realtors like Tori Long and the entire Carr Long Team.

Susan D.

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