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Welcome to Your Friend in High Places, Lynn Richardson’s Tahoe and Truckee Sierra Blog. My goal is simple: To provide you with interesting and timely information that you can use to enhance your Tahoe lifestyle. I hope you enjoy it.


Some personal info first:

Originally from Sonoma County, my family moved here to the Tahoe basin in the 1970’s.  I have wonderful memories of growing up here, with a tennis racket in one hand and a pair of snow skis in the other. I left for other parts of the country for college and moved to Hawaii to work in the resort management business.  While it was an enriching experience, I missed the wonderful mountain environment and the Sierra seasons, so I returned to the Tahoe area.

Because the Tahoe Basin holds such a special part of my heart, sharing the quality of life here is one of the things I love best about my job.  I truly enjoy finding out what it will take to fulfill your real estate needs. It’s exciting to help clients discover the properties, lifestyles and wealth of the activities that await them here as homeowners. Whether you are looking for a fun trail to hike, a secluded cross country ski trail, an exciting mountain bike ride or just a peaceful walk in the woods with spectacular mountain views, I know where the great places to go are, what there is to see, and fun things to do.
Towards that end, I’ve started this blog so that I can share with you this beautiful and wonderful area.

In 2007, 2010 and 2012 I was very honored to be voted Realtor of the Year by my peers at Coldwell Banker.  This award is given to an agent who has made significant contributions to the community and real estate. Some of my professional qualifications are as follows:

Reputation for ethical conduct with the public and fellow realtors

Respect from peers

Service to the community

Actions that reflect credit to Coldwell Banker

Going above and beyond the call of duty to fellow agents and staff.


The Professional Resume:

As a long-time resident with over 25 years of real estate experience in the beautiful North Lake Tahoe and Truckee area, I have the first-hand knowledge, life-style appreciation and expertise to help you find that perfect home.

From Truckee to Tahoe Vista, Emerald Bay to Serene Lakes and all points between,  I have helped my clients buy and sell great properties:

  • Truckee, Tahoe Donner
  • Prosser, Glenshire
  • Serene Lakes, Donner Summit
  • Sierra Meadows, Lahonton
  • North Star, Martis Valley
  • Gray’s Crossing, Old Greenwood
  • Donner Lake, Truckee River
  • Dollar Point, Tahoe City
  • Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay
  • West Shore Lake Tahoe, North Shore Lake Tahoe
  • Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley

I’ll advise and guide you in your real estate transaction and provide a detailed review of:

  • Neighborhood character
  • Schools and churches
  • Services, amenities and shopping
  • Recreation, parks and sports venues
  • Climate, elevation and what to expect
  • Community events, the arts and leisure activities
  • Highways, roads and access
  • City and County regulations, fees and taxes

Education and Affiliations:

Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Santa Barbara,

Member of the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors

Member of the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors

Member of the American Association of University Women

Member of Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund


Whether you’re looking for a primary home, great investment, family retreat or the perfect weekend getaway, you will appreciate my professional, honest and one-on-one approach. Plus, you can rely on my ongoing communication and focused negotiations on your behalf throughout the process of closing an escrow successfully.

You can count on my expertise, backed by the solid reputation of Coldwell Banker and their top marketing tools and advertising programs to make a real difference in buying or selling a property.

Give me a call and let’s make your dream happen today!

Lynn Richardson

Coldwell Banker






news 1dContributing writer: Michelle Portesi

I am a Residential Interior Architect/Designer specializing in kitchen and bath design in the Tahoe and Truckee area.  I do everything from Design on a Dime budget projects to whole house, high end, remodels in addition to C.A.D. and real estate staging. My design work has been featured in Women’s Day Magazine and the Tahoe Quarterly on a whole house remodel for author Amy Tan.

I met Lynn through our A.A.U.W. (American Association of University Women) gourmet group, where we gather monthly to create fantastic meals, eat, drink and be merry. Our A.A.U.W. group raises money to send girls to tech trek science camps, while we explore the various and wonderful cuisines from around the world.

I serendipitously fell into writing, and in addition to Lynn’s blog, I’ve also written for the Examiner Reno and for my own blogs focusing on kitchens, baths and interior design. Follow me at Lifestyles of the Kitchen Famous and Much Ado with Nothing

Contact me at muchadowithnothing@outlook.com


photo When I was growing up, Lynn Richardson lived around the corner from my house in Dollar Point. In high school I knew her as a member of the girls tennis team at North Tahoe High School. After college she ventured off to the big city of Truckee to embark on her illustrious real estate career (and deliver twins who went on to become Truckee High School athletic phenoms).  The rest is history…the end.
Wait, I guess there is more. For some crazy reason I also went into the real estate business for Coldwell Banker for twenty years before discovering my true calling: Bike riding, hiking, cross-country skiing, kayaking…Oh, I mean writing. While I was off writing guidebooks to the Tahoe Rim Trail and a ton of articles about Growing up in Tahoe, and anything else that would pop into my brain, Lynn continued to develop her real estate skills. She decided that in order to keep in touch and provide a service to her clients she needed to develop her blog, Your Friend in High Places.  Now, she has also discovered that while she really does want to keep everyone informed and have her blog be your go to source for information, she and her clients might be better served by her spending more time on the helping buyer and seller part, and having a writer ex realtor type like me helping out with some of the writing part. So I will opine for Lynn on a regular basis about all things Tahoe-Truckee, and telling you, as if you did not already know, why this place is such an awesome place to live, play and own real estate.
Here is a bio:
Tim Hauserman wrote the official guidebook to the Tahoe Rim Trail, as well as Monsters in the Woods: Backpacking with Children, and Cross-Country Skiing in the Sierra Nevada. He writes frequently for a variety of local and national publications. Tim spent twenty years working as an agent for Coldwell Banker before following his passion to become a full time writer in 2008. He also teaches cross-country skiing and directs the Strider-Glider program at Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Area.  Contact Tim at writeonrex@yahoo.com


Posted November 1, 2011 by lynnnrichardson

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