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Clayton is a joy to work with, his enthusiasm and can do attitude are infectious. He made us feel confident in the process and led us through a very successful transaction. Thanks Clayton, we love our home away from home! - Christine M
"When I decided to sell my Tahoe home it was a tough decision. I had put a lot of time and energy into this home to make it my own and by this time it was finally in perfect condition. The decision to sell came to me as I was not spending enough time there (Tahoe is my 2nd home). I met with Clayton and he put together an incredible marketing package that far exceeded my expectations. Website, digital campaign, social media campaign, magazine editorial and direct mail. He brought in an expert photographer and we staged the home. In 5 days I had an offer well above my asking price. It was just what I had hoped for. We listed at 950K and sold for well over a million which is what I thought it was worth. Once in contract we put together a closing timeline and I had weekly updates on each step of the way. I highly recommend Clayton to anyone looking to list their home. He's smart, charismatic and a joy to be around. The guy work's extra hard so you can be sure you're in good hands. Plus his connections in the Bay Area really put your property where it needs to be shown. Hope this helps your decision. I'm not one to do reviews normally but this was too good not to. Thanks for everything Clayton!" - Eric
"We just bought our first home with Clayton's help, and we're so excited! Clayton was super quick to respond, incredibly helpful, informative, and insightful. You can tell he is passionate about what he does and passionate about life in Tahoe. He went above and beyond offering guidance, referrals for future upgrades, and literally even offered to help us move haha. We ended up getting a great deal on our house and Clayton just as excited about it -if not more so!- than we were... there was absolutely zero traces of a realtor trying to get the biggest commission for himself. Can not recommend him enough! Thank you thank you!" - Shauna C
"Clayton was an amazing Realtor and he seems to know everyone which made getting things done 10x faster than our prior experience with other agents. He's extremely responsive and we would recommend him to everyone looking to find their new home in Lake Tahoe." - Julia S
"Clayton embodies all the qualities and integrity of a really good Realtor who you can trust wholeheartedly. Clayton became our realtor in February of 2021 when we started our quest of buying a home in Truckee. The thought of not being local to the area and having to manage the whole process remotely was not only daunting but very scary for us. Clayton literally was our eyes and ears and helped us navigate through the entire process of vetting out houses and actually helping us buy the right one. He is very pragmatic, meticulous and patient, so much so that on occasions he has dissuaded us from bidding on a house that we would have regretted later due to its price, topography, slope direction, layout or the overall condition. And, he was RIGHT all along! These are extremely rare qualities to find these days especially given the cut throat real estate market. He always put our interests before his and truly believes in helping his customers find the right house. He is totally plugged into the Tahoe real estate market and knows the ins and outs of the area, community and the growth potential of a certain location. We consider ourselves very fortunate and grateful for all the support and guidance that Clayton provided us throughout this process." - Nirva K
Clayton Humphries represents Compass in Lake Tahoe with two decades of realty expertise and a local’s perspective on how to live well in Tahoe. From classic A-frame cabins to Martis Valley exclusivity to Lake Front privacy his dedication and knowledge of the market will help you find the perfect fit. Through his experience as Publisher of Tahoe Quarterly magazine Clayton has a unique lense on this market. Through that work, Clayton not only forged relationships but led marketing campaigns for the area's top Architects, Builders and Interior Designers.
A Lifetime of Experience
As a native to San Francisco Clayton spent most his life coming to Lake Tahoe. Like most bay area residents winters were for skiing and summers were for boating. He began his Real Estate career after a move to Hawaii in 2003. It was in the town of Kailua where he became an ocean-front property specialist securing some the the top listings in the now famous Lanikai Beach. During his time as a top producer for Dower Realty he managed over 160 short and long term rentals. His understanding of both investment property and recreational property give him the advantage of knowing what potential a home has along with the care needed to maintain the home's excellence. Upon returning to San Francisco Clayton worked with some of San Francisco's top Realtors and desingers. His love for architecture and publishing led him to San Francisco Magazine where he worked alongside some of San Francisco's most iconic establishments.
Clayton's work includes partnerships with AIASF, SFMOMA, GLIDE, De Young Museum, LuxeSF, San Francisco Opera House/ Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco Design Center and the Presideo Trust. After moving to Lake Tahoe with his wife Julia Humphries the couple established their family with the arrival of their daughter Sierra.
Connecting Lake Tahoe
Each year Clayton hosts the Lake Tahoe Mountain Home Awards, celebrating over 60 of the area's top Builders, Architects and Interior Designers for their stunning home submissions. This is Lake Tahoes premier luxury home event with over 60 submissions each year and only 20 winning projects. Each project has a winning Architect, Builder and Interiors Designer. Through this submission process he has toured the area's most exclusive properties with the best in design out of Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and Los Angeles. This gives him a unique advantage in finding the best attributes to any home. His partnerships with each markets top PR agencies and media outlets has led to the ultimate exposure for his partners. Editorial placements include coverage of Lake Tahoes now most sought after communities. As an avid supporter of local non-profits through his philanthropic work he offers a connected approach to the community. He has been a long time supporter of Tahoe Fund contributing to marketing efforts and fundraising for legacy projects such as the East Shore Trail. As a board member of the North Lake Tahoe Business Association (NTBA) he has been a part of the lead planning and execution of three signature Lake Tahoe events: The July 3rd Fireworks, Music on the Beach, and Passport to Dining.
Whether you are a long time Lake Tahoe resident looking to find the right buyer or new to the area looking for your first home, Clayton provides you the opportunity to tap into his extensive network and market knowledge to find just what you're looking for in Lake Tahoe Real Estate.