We have used Sharp Hood Group to sell two homes in Truckee, both located Tahoe Donner. For both homes Sharp Hood Group was fantastic, and we received the asking price on the first property, and above asking price on the second property. In both instances, Janie, Kristi, and Rachel took control of the process and handled everything expertly. We had nothing to worry about, from the initial listing, walking us thru the disclosure documents, taking care of prepping the property, obtaining specialty help when needed, and making sure the closing documents were correct.

Lyndel M.

When we decided to sell our home, we spoke to a number of agents and were ultimately most impressed by Janie Sharp of Sharp Hood Group at Compass. Janie’s knowledge of the Tahoe-Truckee market trends, from historical, current and predicted perspectives, was outstanding.  Janie has a personable, friendly demeanor and represented us well in the market.  

What we learned during the transaction, is that the team you hire is not only the agent, but also the support staff. The entire Sharp Hood Group is helpful, courteous, professional and timely.  Once we accepted an offer, we worked with Rachael throughout the escrow.  Rachael made us feel like we were her only client (which we were not), answering questions promptly, setting up inspections and subcontract work in a timely fashion, coordinating the staging aspects of the home, and working with both the buyer and seller in adhering to a short timetable. 

Sharp Hood Group has served the community for many years and has excellent contacts.  When we needed help, they were there.  I cannot speak more highly of their professionalism and ability to follow through on every aspect of our sale.  We strongly recommend Sharp Hood Group. Our experience was very positive.”

Carolyn & Richard

My wife and I recently completed a sales transaction with Janie and her team. We sold our home on the west end of Donner Lake. We initially met Janie by way of a mail campaign notice. I called Janie and set up a meeting at our Donner Lake home.

Janie's initial sales presentation was not only impressive, but very informative. She presented information about her company and provided detailed market information on comparable sales and listings to the home we were selling. I found this information to be compelling and complete. During our initial discussion, Janie offered different contract options that ranged from a pocket listing with named potential buyers though a full MLS listing. We discussed different sale prices and compensation models before agreeing to the contract we went forward with. Of particular interest was Janie's willingness to forfeit any real estate fees in the event one of our adult children bought out home. Based on our experience buying 3 other properties on the west end of Donner Lake, we found Janie's approach to be both professional and open-minded.

Once engaged, Janie and her team immediately went to work to sell our home. She included a "call first" clause in the listing so that we controlled the flow of agents and potential buyers while we were still using our home. She included sign cards through the house that provided information as well as instructions to ensure that our home was both well represented and protected.

The sales process was swift and to the point. We signed our contract with Janie on a Thursday. This was immediately followed by an open house on the weekend. We received the offer we accepted on Sunday evening after the open house. Janie was able to secure our best price as well as a 3 month no cost rent back for us as we worked on remodeling another home on the west end.

During the escrow process, Janie introduced us to Rachael. Rachael managed the details of the escrow and close process. She made herself available to meet with the various required home inspectors, thereby saving time and effort on our part. Simply put, she is extremely professional and was well informed on all aspects, both buyer and seller side, of our deal. Even after we closed escrow and were in the rent-back period, she was always available for questions and support, including reaching out to the new owners on our behalf. A true pro in every sense of the word!

Net-net, we strongly recommend Janie and her team. Our experience was, end to end, very positive and favorable. It was truly our pleasure working with Janie and Rachael!

Rick C.

They were terrific! Sharp Hood Group worked so hard for us. From the beginning of the process it was clear that the team wanted to take care of their clients. They know all the Realtors and were able to get us into see homes very quickly. When we were interested in making an offer, Janie & Kristi helped us assess the market, make the offer, the counter offer, etc. All in all they were professional, wonderful to work with, very knowledgeable and truly someone to count on. They always went the extra mile to make sure the deal would happen and had our best interest at heart. I wouldn’t use anyone else.

The Hoxie Family

We sold our vacation home thanks to Sharp Hood Group. We choose them over two other people we interviewed, because we liked the plan they had for promoting the sale of our house and the price they wanted to list with made sense. They were also highly recommended by our local agent. The house sold almost immediately, at full  price. Through it all, we really liked working with the team. They were very professional and dependable. We had renters the week before the house went on the market and our housekeeping arrangements fell through. Sharp Hood Group took the situation in hand and graciously made a run to the dump. What more could you ask from an agent. We highly recommend Sharp Hood Group.

Janet & Joe

Thank you very much to you and your entire team for representing us so expertly during the sale of our home in Tahoe Donner. Every aspect of the sale was handled well. The advertising and sale brochure were professional and thorough. The open houses and realtors tour were scheduled to get a lot of exposure to the property. During the negotiation for a sale price, you kept us informed regarding an appropriate price point based on feedback from those who viewed the property and the selling price for similar properties. Rachel is a treasure! She worked hard to help us resolve issues with the required inspections. These services are really appreciated because we do not live at Tahoe Donner. The communication we received throughout was excellent. Our phone calls and emails were answered promptly, and the use of Docu-Sign enabled us to easily review and sign documents electronically. We highly recommend Sharp Hood Group to any seller or buyer of property in Tahoe Donner. Your knowledge of the Tahoe Donner development combined with your real estate experience makes your team THE BEST!

Brian and Virginia

I came across Janie in 2004 when I was looking to buy a home in Tahoe Donner. We were looking for a single family home that would fit our budget. Janie was our agent then and showed us a good number of suitable homes and helped us zero in on one that worked for us and purchase it. I was very happy with the prompt and professional way she handled the transaction.

When I was thinking of selling that home in February 2018, I called her and asked her to take a look at it and give me a proposal. She promptly visited the house and prepared a proposal with a possible listing price range and most likely selling price. I was OK with that and gave her the business. She officially listed the house around March 1st and within a week of listing the house, I had 3 offers. Janie helped me in selecting the best of the three and helped us further negotiate the selling price. We actually ended up getting a bit more than our listing price. She was able to market the home very effectively and the home closed within 6 weeks of listing it. I am very happy the way Janie and Sharp Hood Group handled our transaction and everything worked out perfectly. Her assistant also continuously followed up with me and took care of the house nicely while it was in listing.

I would be glad to recommend Janie and Sharp Hood Group team without any reservations. I would be also glad to share my experience in a phone call if interested. I am confident she and her team would do a great job.

Rambabu Y.