As a life-long adventurer and outdoor enthusiast, I bring the same passion and goal-driven approach to real estate. Born in Venezuela, my family later moved to Hong Kong where I lived for seven years. We then moved to Switzerland where I attended fifth through ninth grade in Geneva. Upon moving to the United States, I finished high school at a boarding school, then went on to study at the University of Denver, Colorado, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business.
With a strong business sense and a love for travel, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to work for Wilderness Travel, a pioneering leader in the Adventure Travel industry. In 2003, I transitioned into real estate and joined the Tahoe Real Estate Group. The company was acquired by Compass, a national real estate company with headquarters in New York that represents over twenty major markets including the Bay Area.
Lake Tahoe is now my home, and as a full-time real estate professional, I work with clients in the North and West Shores, and Truckee. I am a member of the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and the Tahoe Sierra Multiple Listing Service. In addition, my husband Matt Heslin is owner of Heslin Construction in Truckee, one of the lake’s premier custom home builders. With Matt’s solid background in building and my interest in interior design, we have designed, built and sold multiple projects together. Bottom line—I know Lake Tahoe homes, from design and construction, to sales.
If you are looking to buy or sell a property, please be sure to reach out as I would love to discuss how I can help with the process. I will approach your home search with a strong business sense, and I know how to navigate the landscape.
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"It is hard to overstate how fortunate we feel that we found Kim to help us find our home in Tahoe. She diligently worked with us for 5 (!) years, including two offers which did not work out, ultimately finding our dream home in Cedar Flat. She expertly navigated our purchase, which was a short sale, and connected us to multiple local contractors and tradesmen to remodel our home, all while we were living out of state. She continues to be an incredible resource, as well as a good friend.
While Kim is great in every facet of real estate, her honesty and integrity are her strongest suit. She always has her client’s best interest at heart, and this combined with her experience and expertise is a winning combo. Mike and I can’t recommend her highly enough.
If you want a realtor that isn’t just about making the sale, but who is kind, trustworthy, dedicated to you as her client, savvy negotiator and knowledgeable about the Tahoe market, you need not look further. Call Kim! -Sharon and Mike Salzberg "
"I loved working with Kim Heslin. She had a thorough understanding of what I needed in a home and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with our purchase. She followed through on every request I made and found us all the answers we needed. She was honest, knowledgeable, great with the timelines, pleasant to be around and had access to a lot of great resources. I was very happy with my choice to use her as our agent. - Julie Basile"
"Kim was wonderful to work with when buying our first home. She was thoughtful, communicative and had a clear understanding of what we were looking for. She did not waste our time suggesting properties which she knew did not fit our desired location. What we appreciated most was her ability to see how a home could transform with updates. She was realistic about design ideas and had a good understanding of codes, estimated scope of work and construction costs. Kim walked us through the closing process and helped us recuperate funds after our close with an issue which was not caught during our inspection. We would highly recommend Kim to anyone looking to buy a home in Tahoe! - Amy Decko"
"Working with Kim was a real pleasure. She was the listing agent for one property in Tahoe City and the buyers agent for a second property. In selling our home she made good suggestions on what improvements to make for the property to show well. She was competent and worked hard to get us our asking price. In purchasing the second property in Old County Kim gave good advice on what our offer should be and in reviewing the paper work, paid careful attention to detail. Kim has excellent knowledge of the TAHOE area and is a fine realtor. - Breck and Sally Thomas"