Trinkie Watson & David Gemme were recently featured in an article on the Haute Residence website. Article is entitled Important Decisions: Agents Trinkie Watson and David Gemme Share Their Views On Making The Most Of Lake Tahoe Real Estate and was written by Michael V. Hefty and published on October 18, 2012. The article is a series of questions about selling real estate and gives opinions of Trinkie & David. Click on the link to read entire article.

Important Decisions: Agents Trinkie Watson and David Gemme Share Their Views On Making The Most Of Lake Tahoe Real Estate

Article by: Michael V. Hefty

Many considerations go in to deciding why, when, and how to purchase a home. However, often the most important decision is which property to purchase. To provide some insights on what to look for, we’ve enlisted the help of the expert agents, Trinkie Watson and David Gemme who represent Lake Tahoe real estate for Chase International.

When clients come to you with an idea of what they want, how do you help them refine their criteria prior to finding a match? 

We ask clients to specify what area around the lake that they would prefer to live.  What activities to they want to be close to?  What is the most important thing in their lives and how can we incorporate that into the purchase of their dream home.

What is the most important thing you look for when purchasing a home for yourself?

The most important thing I look for is that the home will fit my lifestyle and future dreams.

If you had to choose one piece of advice for first-time home buyers, what would it be?

Get pre-qualified and don’t go above your comfort level in purchase price.

If you were not selling real estate, where would you be today?

Traveling the world which I do plan to do in the future

What would you say is your most proud accomplishment as a real estate agent so far?

The everyday tasks and deals; the amazing people I meet everyday.

What property do you currently have listed that you wish more people would see? 


4000 W Lake Blvd #10

Located on Lake Tahoe’s prestigious West Shore, this beautiful unit is steps from the water and your own boat slip.  You can almost touch the water from the living room and kitchen. Planked oak floors extend throughout the main level that includes the living/dining room, kitchen/breakfast area, access to the 2-car garage, and a library or 5th bedroom and full bath.  Doors from the living room and kitchen lead to the stone patio and BBQ. The upstairs lakeside master suite has expansive views and a spacious bath with jetted view tub.  Three large guest suites complete this level. History abounds as this property was originally built by Henry J. Kaiser. Several original buildings remain, including those featured in Godfather II.  The Boat House, currently being refurbished, is now the Homeowners’ club house and the Yacht Club a lovely meeting room. A gated entry, marina with boat slip for each of the 22 units, swimming pool, two tennis courts, bocce court, HOA office and caretaker’s residence complete the improvements. The level property is landscaped with lawn and perennial plantings. Concierge services available.


4000 W Lake Blvd #22

Understated, Spacious Elegance

Serenity, privacy and peaceful living in this large Fleur du Lac condominium on Lake Tahoe’s west shore.  Built in 2001 and updated with new kitchen and other details in 2007.  After the day on your boat moored at its private slip in the marina, retreat to this beautiful sanctuary that has a lovely patio and landscaped grounds with water feature.  Barbecue with your family and friends and sit around the fire-pit after dinner.  With plenty of public spaces – a TV room, library and separate bar in addition to a dramatic living room, there’s room for a crowd.  The dining area can take a table for 12 at least.  Authentic chinking, exotic woods and stone floors, skylights and lots of windows bring the outdoors in.  Amenities include an historic Boat House, currently under major renovation, a yacht club, pool, gym, tennis courts and beach along with on-site management and security for 22 units. Level terrain and landscaped grounds secured by large stone fence and entry gate allow a safe haven for children, dogs, owners and guests.  The wedding scenes for Godfather II were filmed here.

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