Kari Chalstrom

Kari Chalstrom

Realtor® | DRE# 02007913

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Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation.


University of Oregon - Bachelor of Arts (BA),
Telecommunication and Film
Client Testimonials

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"We would never have found our dream home in Tahoe without Kari. She understood what we wanted and brought us to see the perfect house before it was even listed. We were the winning bidders out of seven offers! She’s smart, fast, responsive and made the home buying process fun. I recommend her whenever I can." - Stacey

"Kari was a wonderful realtor® for us in our search for a Donner Lake cabin. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, patient, and fun. She found us a great place and was able to help us through negotiations in an effective and timely fashion. The purchase and transition went smoothly, and we are enjoying our cabin whenever we can. Kari is an avid outdoor person, very connected with the community. We enjoyed our journey with Kari in attaining our dream of owning a cabin in West Donner Lake." - Dan & Jan

"As an 18 year resident in Truckee our family of four knows just how hard it can be to move around in this market. Kari was instrumental in our ability to navigate the fierce competition! She's adept in the subtleties of a very competitive housing market, meaning she is ahead of that competitive pack, working for you in ways a busy family can not. We are so pleased with where we've found ourselves for the next step in our families lives and Kari was pivotal in that move. Thanks so much Kari (and Brad her right hand man), we could not be happier!"

"Kari is super high energy, very responsive and knowledgeable about every detail of Truckee and surrounding area. Always working for you, even when you are not looking at houses." - Brad

About Kari
Kari Chalstrom is a driven and enthusiastic lifestyle realtor®, serving the Tahoe-Truckee area as a California Licensed Realtor® since 2016. She’s moved by seeing people progress and reach their goals of home ownership, expand their property portfolio or relocate to the mountains. Kari truly never stops working for you and prides in being her clients go-to source for the area. She brings a no-nonsense attitude and thorough approach to real estate.

Kari was moved to enter a career in real estate after years of personal experience being on both sides of the transaction, having owned and remodeled many properties alongside her husband, a licensed contractor, and an understanding of second homeownership. Kari spent her time as a fitness instructor and dedicated mother before reinventing herself and entering the world of real estate, a perfect fit to her lifestyle. She enjoys immersing herself into her clients lives, values when people are willing to learn and loves to help them integrate into the community. With a passion for life in the mountains, she enjoys sharing all the must-do-and-see places in the Tahoe-Truckee area.

Kari’s originally from Oregon and attended the University of Oregon—Go Ducks! There she earned her Bachelor in Arts Degree in Telecommunication and Film, skills she now uses to visualize possibilities and be creative in real estate. She eventually made her way to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995, but ultimately knew that city life wasn’t for her and found her peace in the mountains of Truckee, California nearly 10 years ago.

In her spare time, she thrives on being active, loves mountain biking, is an avid runner, thespian, fitness enthusiast and instructor. She enjoys spending time outside with her husband and three kids, boating and wake surfing on the lake. In the winter, she’s a daily Nordic skier and member of the Auburn Ski Club where she trains as a Biathlete. She’s an ardent member of the community and loves highlighting local successes and events in her weekly newsletter.

Kari believes in integrity, working hard and having fun-- she invites you to “Live Here and Explore!” She’s recently paired up with Compass, a modern and client-focused brokerage offering a unique concierge system. Kari takes full-service to a new level, and doesn’t hesitate to make a quick call within her network to make things happen for clients. From taking measurements to finding a painter to helping clear out a property, Kari does it all.

The real estate market is ever changing and sometimes volatile, but Kari never misses a beat, and strives to be one step ahead of it all. With her savvy mindset and a dash of diligence she helps clients realize their dreams. She’s a high energy go-getter whose service goes beyond the end of a transaction. If you can keep up with her, she’ll find the property you’ve been searching for, practically help you move in, then take you on a trail run or show you the best place in Truckee to grab a bite.