The forest about us was dense and cool The sky above us was cloudless and brilliant with sunshine The broad lake before us was glassy and clear… -Mark Twain
Maura’s love of the mountains began as a child going up to Squaw Valley to a friend’s cabin from the Bay Area. The air was crisp, the peaks were capped in white snow- she was hooked. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1994, Maura moved to Lake Tahoe for good. Her real estate career began in 1999 working in vacation rentals and ski leases in Alpine Meadows. Transitioning to residential sales in 2001 in Truckee, Maura has enjoyed a long real estate career in the area. Maura also enjoys backpacking with her son Declan, husband Jason, and dog Roxanne, ski-touring in her backyard, mountain biking, snowboarding, and seeing live music.
As a third-generation Realtor from Vermont, Jason has spent his life learning about property and real estate. Through his 28 years in Tahoe, Jason has worked many jobs that have strengthened his perspective on real estate and the area: carpenter, painter, landscaper, and even helicopter-ski guide. Presently, Jason works as a Pro Squaw Valley Ski Patroller in addition to being a Realtor.
Jason has a vast knowledge of the different facets of construction and the trades, and how they relate to real estate sales. Having lived throughout the area, Jason also has a solid understanding of the different communities in the Truckee/Tahoe region. Jason’s calm and relaxed demeanor has served him well in negotiating, advising and closing real estate deals.
Jason enjoys traveling, skiing anywhere he can, camping with his family, mountain biking throughout Tahoe, and watching his son Declan ski race.
We've helped many happy Tahoe homeowners find their dream homes.
Here's what our clients have to say:
"Did not let me down"
I am a real estate agent myself in the Bay Area and Maura came highly recommended and she did not let me down. We had a difficult transaction with seller and seller's agent and she was calm when it could have become explosive. I can only speak from a buyer's prospective and she handled a very difficult situation with grace, style and knowledge.
- S. Walz
"Maura was superb"
Her knowledge of the greater North Tahoe area is deep and thorough, particularly Truckee where we were looking. We valued her thoughtful and candid advice, her willingness to explore different paths and options, and her availability and responsiveness to new listings, showings, and our random calls/texts. Best of all, she is a kind, warm person.
- J. Macy
"I will use her again"
After Maura was recommended by a friend who has lived in Truckee and Lake Tahoe over 30 years, my wife and I have bought two homes and sold one with Maura. She is a pro's pro. Knows the area and its regulations, is a great counselor on what to look for and how to prepare a home, and wise counsel during negotiations.
- M. Ohleyer
"Maura was amazing"
We had a tough time closing on the property and Maura was the rock that kept the transaction together. Wonderful and honest with us the whole time about what was happening. Once we closed she was there for us too through any little items that came up. Really a great person to work with.
- A. Ladd
Maura was the most informative and honest Real Estate Agent I have worked with. Her professionalism and calm manner really helped my husband and I in our first home buying experience. Highly recommend.
- F. Rutherford
"Highly recommend her"
Maura is professional and really has the best interests of her clients at heart. She gives you her true opinion and points out all issues concerning the purchase. She does what she says she will do when she says she will do it and always follows through. This is the second transaction I have done with her and would highly recommend her.
- J. McVey
"I would highly recommend Maura to anyone"
Maura Mack not only helped me buy a home, she represented me when I sold it several years later. She was knowledgeable, professional, responded to my concerns and questions almost immediately, and was a joy to work with. I would highly recommend Maura to anyone, whether you are purchasing or selling any property of any size or price.
- S. Kaye
"She has our highest recommendation"
Maura helped us, over the course of a couple years, buy a home. She's so knowledgeable about the area and all of the little intricacies about the process. She's very easy going and a pleasure to work with. Thanks Maura!
- W. Wiberg
"I would happily recommend"
We recently completed a transaction with Maura Mack. Her professionalism combined with her down to earth personality made the transaction a wonderful experience. We really appreciated her "open book" approach with each step. We truly felt that nothing was forced or self serving. Maura's willingness to go the extra mile hasn't ended with the transaction. I would happily recommend her to anyone in the area!
- Andrew and Anne Branagh
"Maura is much more than a sales agent"
We recently purchased a vacation home in Serene Lakes on Donner Summit with Maura Mack as our agent. Over a nine month period, we looked at various homes on the summit and never felt pressured into a transaction. Maura’s knowledge of the region is excellent. The mountains and the activities they provide are home to Maura and her family and it shows. Maura worked effectively with the listing agent, banks, and others to complete a transaction. She was there every step of the way. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a home in the Truckee / Tahoe area.
- M. Ekedahl
"Maura Mack made the entire process ridiculously easy"
Maura Mack made the entire process from finding, negotiating, to closing ridiculously easy. I could not imagine a simpler process or easier person to work with. We went from considering buying to a new owner in just a few weeks and would never bought a new place had we not met Maura. Maura was brilliant at communicating electronically, constantly updating us with email and we once found a property, closed over email. Even beyond the close, Maura continues to be super helpful in finding local expertise in furnishing and anything else we need. If you are just thinking of buying a home in Tahoe, you should definitely drop her a line.
"Maura is easy to work with"
We were given Maura's name from two different sets of close friends - and now consider her our friend as well. It was a goal for us to purchase in Truckee, and Maura worked within our budget to find us several homes, one of which proved ideal. Maura is easy to work with, very low to no pressure, and was a strong advocate throughout. She gave us great advice, and continues to offer advice as we get to know the Truckee neighborhoods.This purchase also was the smoothest I have been involved with - and that is not because of the sellers, but rather because Maura kept everything on track, and adhered to an excellent timetable provided to us. We knew exactly what was expected of us and when; and Maura worked with our mortgage broker and inspectors to be sure they also adhered to the timetable. We now have a lovely home, and have Maura to thank.
- L. Barringer & D. Dreksler
"Organized and concise"
Maura Mack expeditiously helped me purchase my home in 2010 with a 'no-frills' approach to selling. Organized and concise, she is a true consummate professional of the real estate business. Thanks!
- D. Griffin
After decades in the Tahoe/Truckee real estate industry, Maura and Jason continue to gain immense satisfaction in helping buyers through the often arduous undertaking of finding a home. Rooted in experience and trust, Tahoe Mack Real Estate has helped hundreds of buyers realize their dream of purchasing property. Through successful negotiating, strong relationships with reputable contractors, lenders and inspectors, and informed navigation of the process from offering to close of escrow - Tahoe Mack will confidently guide you through your sale. If you or somebody you know is looking to buy real estate in the Truckee or Lake Tahoe area, Maura and Jason look forward to working with you!
There are many moving parts to preparing a home for sale; marketing, photography, staging, price, coordinating improvements and seller disclosures. This can only be achieved through expert seller guidance. Maura and Jason start with a seller consultation to discuss the best way to maximize your home or property’s selling price. Sometimes, a few simple repairs or upgrades can make a significant change in the perceived value of your home. Tahoe Mack Real Estate will work side by side with sellers from the start of the listing to the successful close of the sale.
The Tahoe Mack Real Estate Team is affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage which is the #1 national brokerage in sales volume. Although they are a small local team, Tahoe Mack Real Estate has access to the most powerful and advanced marketing network in the nation.
Tahoe Mack Real Estate ranked #11 in small real estate teams for the Sacramento and Tahoe Region and #34 among small real estate teams in the state of California. They may be small, but their impact is large.