Luxury Property Specialist
Cindy’s background is a unique blend of Bay Area business savvy coupled with local Tahoe expertise. Understanding the needs of buyers and sellers from the Bay Area is second nature to Cindy, since she came to be a full-time resident of Tahoe by way of the Bay Area.
A California native and life-long student, Cindy’s background includes an undergraduate degree from Berkeley, a graduate degree from the University of Chicago and post-doctoral work at UCLA before she transitioned to a successful career as a marketing executive for several Bay Area start-ups.
In these early, fast-paced years, Tahoe was a pivotal place where she and her husband came regularly to decompress and reconnect with each other and with the nature and beauty of Tahoe. They purchased their Tahoe home nineteen years ago so they could enjoy more time on the lake and slopes of Tahoe whenever their high-pressure jobs allowed.
This background allows Cindy to really connect with her Bay Area clients and make sure the buying or selling process is a low-stress experience that always exceeds her client’s expectations. Her solutions-driven thinking and passion for customer service evolved during her tenure in Silicon Valley. Today these attributes are coupled with her attention to detail and strong negotiation skills to give her clients a significant advantage throughout their transaction. As a result, her clients view her as a trusted resource for all their real estate needs long after the sale closes.
Over the last 11 years, Cindy has helped clients buy and sell homes in Truckee, along the North and West shores of Lake Tahoe and in Incline Village, NV. She specializes in both high-end luxury lake view condos and single-family homes.
With her relentless work ethic, professionalism and integrity, Cindy has built a business based on strong recommendations, exceptional customer service and repeat referrals from her clients. Buyers and sellers alike can be confident that they are in great hands when they select Cindy to be their real estate advisor.
Designations: Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS) and Million Dollar Guild® (GUILD)
Member: Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors & MLS, Incline Village Board of Realtors & MLS, Reno Sparks Association of Realtors & Northern Nevada Regional MLS, Placer County MetroList.
"…5 stars! Knowledge, process expertise, negotiations & more…”
Unlike many Bay Area home buyers, we were looking for a small house with a lake view for less $1m. This set of criteria proved to be quite challenging given the limited supply of homes with a lake view to begin with in the Tahoe area. However, after 1 and 1/2 years, we finally found our dream second home in North Tahoe. Thanks to Cindy's!
In addition to the 4 qualities we were asked to rate (local knowledge, process expertise, responsiveness, negotiation skills, all 5 stars!), we also greatly appreciate Cindy's methodical approach in developing the initial visit to help us fine tune our wish, her ability to listen and truly understand the criteria most important to our decision, and her resourcefulness in connecting us with local experts such as our architect. Finally, when we moved in, her advice and thoughtful gifts to help us "winterizing" the house were so helpful to a couple of Californians.
We are very happy with our second home and look forward to spending many spring, summer and winter holidays there as a family. Thanks Cindy.”" - Don Reeves & Peggy Han, 1122 Lucerne Way, Incline Village, NV
"…most strategic real estate professional we have worked with…”
"Cindy is the best. She is the most thorough, detail oriented and strategic real estate professional I have ever had the pleasure to work with. This is the second property that we have purchased with Cindy's help in the Lake Tahoe region. Cindy does an excellent job in communicating with all parties. She has great relationships with title and inspection companies as well as a thorough network of contractors and other services professionals. I highly recommend Cindy and expect to use her again.”" - Kevin & Michelle Foster, 846 Lichen Court, Incline Village, NV
" …hands down the best realtor with whom I have worked…”
"Cindy Hillery is hands down the best realtor with whom I have worked and I have worked with many. She is honest and informative; and she proactively points out the pros and cons of a potential purchase. What I like most is that she never tries to push, but instead guides her clients toward making intelligent and comfortable decisions. She is very patient and persistent in finding the right home for her clients. I recommend her without any hesitation.”" - Barry Wester, 6491, Tahoe Vista, CA