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Bret Churchman

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15 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Broker Associate, CRS (18 years experience)

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If there would be a 6-star rating for realtor competence and performance I would award it to Bret Churchman with conviction. My wife and I worked with Bret over a period of roughly six months to find the second home that met our preferences and taste. He started giving us an education about the Truckee and Tahoe Donner real estate area by showing us numerous sample properties and sharing an abundance of knowledge about locations and home types and styles. Bret’s personal experiences of growing up and living in various places in the Truckee area give him a broad background of knowledge including the charming details and oddities that make the area special. Bret helped us clarifying our preferences and narrowing our search, a key part of any home purchase. It is to Bret’s credit and was invaluable to us that he not only pointed out the advantages of the properties we visited but also their potential disadvantages many of which we would have overlooked. He never rushed us and dealt graciously and patiently with our oscillating impressions when we asked to see a property several times. Bret’s knowledge of the area, real estate market and the overall home buying process is a treasure trough that was of great value to us. Bret excelled throughout the process from helping us find the perfect vacation home, negotiating a fair purchase price, helping with mortgage related questions to assisting us with our final move into the new home. There wasn’t a question he didn’t have an answer to and he always responded very expeditiously. From early on, my wife and I developed confidence and trust in Bret and this grew over time. All in all, if you are looking to buy a property in the greater Truckee area we recommend choosing Bret Churchman as your trustworthy advisor and realtor.

  

07/01/2015 - zuser20140611201324356
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $750K in Truckee, CA.

If there would be a 6-star rating for realtor competence and performance I would award it to Bret Churchman with conviction. My wife and I worked with Bret over a period of roughly six months to find the second home that met our preferences and taste. He started giving us an education about the Truckee and Tahoe Donner real estate area by showing us numerous sample properties and sharing an abundance of knowledge about locations and home types and styles. Bret’s personal experiences of growing up and living in various places in the Truckee area give him a broad background of knowledge including the charming details and oddities that make the area special. Bret helped us clarifying our preferences and narrowing our search, a key part of any home purchase. It is to Bret’s credit and was invaluable to us that he not only pointed out the advantages of the properties we visited but also their potential disadvantages many of which we would have overlooked. He never rushed us and dealt graciously and patiently with our oscillating impressions when we asked to see a property several times. Bret’s knowledge of the area, real estate market and the overall home buying process is a treasure trough that was of great value to us. Bret excelled throughout the process from helping us find the perfect vacation home, negotiating a fair purchase price, helping with mortgage related questions to assisting us with our final move into the new home. There wasn’t a question he didn’t have an answer to and he always responded very expeditiously. From early on, my wife and I developed confidence and trust in Bret and this grew over time. All in all, if you are looking to buy a property in the greater Truckee area we recommend choosing Bret Churchman as your trustworthy advisor and realtor.

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06/29/2015 - mail5462
Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $400K in Truckee, CA.

We have used Bret as our realtor for both buying and selling our house. In both cases his level of details and service was above anything we expected. Especially this last few month when selling he went the extra mile. We live abroad and Bret did anything he could to accommodate our schedule. His attention to details and constant status update on the progress was very comforting. Bret did much more than we ever expected and he arranged all our inspections, repairs and cleaning to get the house ready. We had a quick sale and owe it all to Bret Churchman.

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06/11/2015 - somebody73
Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $500K in Truckee, CA.

Bret showed us dozens of homes over several years of hunting for the right house. When we finally found it he was right there every step of the way making sure everything got done right & in a timely manner to our satisfaction. He couldn't have done a better job! Bret started as our realtor but ended as our friend.

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05/29/2015 - jonamessick
Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $300K in Truckee, CA.

Bret not only is a great realtor with excellent local knowledge, but is also very active in his comunity. He was coaching the Truckee high baseball team during our escrow, and never missed a beat keeping my deal together.

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01/22/2015 - mplesha20
Bought a Townhouse home in 2015 for approximately $400K in Truckee, CA.

Bret made our house purchasing process a wonderful experience. He was on top of everything relating to the purchasing transaction all the way to making sure the house was set-up and ready for our first arrival. He was very proactive and attentive to all aspects of the transaction. This was a multi-year process with Bret as the property we wanted to buy was very specific so it took years before we finally were able to purchase one we wanted. Bret was ready to go right when we needed him to be letting us know immediately when one came on the market so we could move. Even after we closed Bret has made himself available to finish up loose ends and has been a great resource.

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12/01/2014 - mmcshannic
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $1.175M in Truckee, CA.

We recently completed our 3rd real estate transaction with Bret, 2 of which were in the last 3 months. Bret sold us our first Truckee vacation home 15 years ago. When we decided to become permanent Truckee residents, he helped us find our dream home and sell our vacation home. We looked for more than a year to find the right house and Bret was more than patient with us during a trying time in the real estate market. He never let us lose faith that we would find the right house. He helped us make reasonable compromises while paying a fair market price, in spite of somewhat unrealistic sellers. The sale of our vacation home was quick and painless - Bret took care of all the details.

But equally important - Bret is a likable guy with a great sense of humor. We always had a good time when looking at homes! We would highly recommend Bret to our friends and family.

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10/18/2014 - mbeates
Bought a home in 2014 in Kingvale, Truckee, CA 96161.

We decided last spring to begin searching for a vacation home in the Truckee area. It was an extremely slow market in our price range with limited homes/condos being listed. Bret was extremely patient with us until we finally found something that met our requirements in late August. He kept us informed of any new listings, would explain to us pros and cons of each one (elevation, sun angle, noise, etc.) to help educate us. He was extremely flexible/accommodating on scheduling time for us to travel to Truckee to view listings.

He made the closing process go as smooth as possible, facilitating inspections, communicating with the lender, keeping us informed. Post close he has gone out of his way to ensure that the townhome was as it should be and facilitated a couple of fixes that needed to be done.

Bret was extremely easy to work with, very cordial and relaxed. He made the search and escrow experience as stress-free as he could. We'd recommend Bret (and if selling/purchasing in the future would use him again).

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10/11/2014 - ctbluck
Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $550K in Truckee, CA.

In 2004 we were looking to buy a vacation home in the Truckee area. I do not remember how we found Bret, but we did. He listened to what we wanted in a vacation home and gave use great guidance in choosing an area and home. The purchase went very smoothly and we loved our place. In 2014 without any kids at home we decided to sell our cabin. We contacted Bret and he still remembered us. The market was slow but again Bret guided us on price and presentation. After 1 week on the market we had an offer and 30 days later escrow closed. Smooth as silk. If you are looking for personal attention from a realtor who knows the market and will work for you Bret is your guy. You will be happy.

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09/03/2014 - zuser20140530170001246
Bought a home in 2014 in Kingvale, Truckee, CA 96161.

When I first started my search for the perfect Truckee home, Bret answered my email! We had no one to recommend an agent and I feel very fortunate that we found him. If you want an agent with local expertise Bret is the one! While he showed us countless homes in the browsing stage of our search, he helped us to decide what area of Truckee would best suit our needs. He was always patient and understanding even when we changed our minds numerous times. When we finally did find the one, he kept us informed through every step of the process. Bret offered us his expert advise and hung in there through the purchase process when things did not go as planned with the sale of our home. We found a great agent, and a friend!

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07/15/2014 - kc3seymour
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $450K in Truckee, CA.

My wife and I met Bret Churchman after using his handy website and email alerts to identify possible places to buy in Northern Tahoe. Bret is always polite, friendly, honest, and super knowledgeable about the market and the area. My wife and I were not from the area and were not familiar with all of the aspects to consider when buying a home in the Sierras. Bret was very informative, often pointing out potential issues with properties that could possibly effect our mountain house experience. We are glad to have met Bret, happy to have used him to help us find our mountain home, and highly recommend him to anyone with real estate needs in the Northern Tahoe area.

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