Licensed since 2005, President of the South Tahoe Board of Realtors®, Founding Partner with Compass East Shore Lake Tahoe, Consistent Top Producer YoY
National Association of REALTORS®
South Tahoe Association of Realtors®
Lake Tahoe Area Specialist®
Luxury Home Marketing Specialist®
"The singular best realtor® team I have ever worked with! I cannot say enough about this team. I found Chris on Yelp and called him, based on the reviews alone. He listened to me thoroughly, understood what I was looking for, and made time to show me homes in South Lake Tahoe. He didn't waste my time showing me properties he knew I would have no interest in. He showed me homes I would want to buy, to live in, to enjoy.
Throughout the process, he continued to ask questions and to listen to me and observe me as we looked at houses. When he found me my dream home (seriously, DREAM HOME!!!), he worked with me to set my expectations and to figure out how to win the house. And I did. In an insane market, when inventory was down and demand way up, this team helped me find, win, and purchase the perfect home.
This is the team to work with. They are knowledgable, experienced, smart, warm, and kind go-getters. If you want a home, talk to this team. I cannot thank them enough!" - Tony S.
"Found Chris and Brooke on Yelp with extremely high praises from so many people. You can't beat getting two agents for the price of one. I knew immediately this TEAM would be the best assuming they would be discussing all their daily activities possibly during their meals together, driving around town running errands or sitting and relaxing around the house. I knew the left hand would always know what the right hand was doing and we could count on working with either one if we had any questions or concerns. Everything progressed very smoothly, we even got a lot more than our asking price. I must also mention we lived 500 miles from the house we sold. I highly recommend this wonderful TEAM!" - Liz R.
"Brooke and Chris were recommended to us in the sale of our house, and they did not disappoint. They were spot-on in recommending a sales price, and they understood our unique situation with our move to Oregon and that we wanted to have a place secured before technically "selling". They provided a unique approach which got us exactly what we wanted in terms of selling price, escrow terms, and security of knowing that we had a place to move to prior to leaving Tahoe. They just made everything so easy for us!" - Eric T.
"Chris and Brooke were fantastic to work with. They helped us find our condo quickly and assisted with the entire process to ensure it was smooth and we closed on time. Highly recommend working with them. " - Chris W.
"Quality Quality Quality - Thank you Chris and Brooke for your very professional representation before, during, and through the close of escrow on our 4 bedroom home located in South Lake Tahoe.
Buying and selling a home is both a business transaction and an emotional roller coaster. Your strong and diverse experience were evident in your guidance and we really appreciated your patience and sound judgement as you 'fielded' all of our questions, concerns, and doubts. We recognize that it was due to your expertise, that our short-term rental-purposed property, with a summer full of bookings, went into escrow within 10 days of going on the market in May, and closed escrow without a glitch in mid-August.
We have great respect for both of you, definitely would recommend you to all and will use your services again when needed. Thank you very much for helping us get a perfect price, in perfect time - it was a win-win for everyone including the buyer and we loved that!
All the best!" - Mark and Marian
Bolstered by domestic and international connections alike, Chris was a member of the US Ski Team and skied on the World Cup before settling in Tahoe and earning his Broker’s license. Similarly, Brooke earned a bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State, but it wasn’t long before she was drawn back to Lake Tahoe by the pull of summers on the beach and winters in the mountains. Propelled by a passion for sharing the Tahoe way of life, the duo partnered in 2006 and never looked back.
It’s no surprise that Chris and Brooke were tapped as founding members to take the helm at Compass East Shore, Nevada. Praised for their unmatched experience, unrivaled local insight, and unquestionably tenacious work ethic, the duo works diligently to deliver the ultimate client experience. Whether lakefront property or a second home at the Lake, Team Hernandez brings the same enthusiasm, accessibility, and transparency.
Residing in the Zephyr Cove area with their two amazing daughters, Chris and Brooke feel infinitely lucky to live where the rest of the world vacations. When they’re not hard at work, you’ll find them enjoying all Tahoe has to offer….. skiing, boating, golfing, mountain biking, hiking… they know all the hidden gems. At the end of the day, no one knows your neighborhood like these two do. Trust Chris and Brooke to guide you home.