Sally Gardner

CA Broker Associate:  DRE.01154939
NV Broker Associate:  BS.1002227.Indv




Sally Gardner Real Estate Broker Associate in California and Nevada

An Experienced Professional for All Seasons and Investments

Sally Gardner, holding licenses in both California and Nevada, played a pivotal role in the expansion of San Francisco-based Pacific Union International, a leading luxury brand in the Bay area and the largest independent brokerage in California (which was acquired by Compass in 2018). Her efforts began in 2012 when she spearheaded the expansion into the Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas. Through Gardner’s guidance, the Pacific Union brand made a significant mark in the luxury market around Tahoe. Currently, multiple Compass locations thrive in Truckee, Tahoe City, the Village at Squaw Valley, Incline Village, Nevada, and South Lake Tahoe.

Before her role as the Regional Executive – President of, the Tahoe Region at Pacific Union, Gardner had a diverse background in residential real estate development at DMG Developments. Her proficiency extended to various aspects of the industry, such as site selection consulting, planning, zoning, financing, management, construction, and new home sales. These comprehensive skills have proven invaluable in ensuring seamless transactions while working with Gardner.

Lake Tahoe’s real estate professionals deeply respect Gardner’s practical expertise, fostering strong and enduring relationships. This often becomes a pivotal factor in why Gardner’s clients’ offers stand out among many. Collaborating with Gardner is widely regarded as a professional journey from start to finish, appreciated by fellow brokers, buyers, and sellers alike.

Gardner’s extensive knowledge ranges from delving into data intricacies and understanding luxury and regional trends to adept negotiations. This breadth of insight is highly regarded by her High Net Worth clients. As a member of The Private Client Network, which operates in 40 markets across the nation, Gardner benefits from a powerful network of luxury residential brokerage professionals focused on client-driven results. In 2022, PCN collectively facilitated $8.4 billion in real estate sales. This affiliation ensures that sellers benefit from reaching the most suitable buyers.

Gardner’s diligence in every transaction, whether involving weekend ski condominiums or multi-generational lakefront estates, commences with understanding her clients’ desires and needs. By exploring the underlying motivations behind their decision to invest in a Lake Tahoe property, Gardner tailors her approach to best serve her clients.

Having been a successful entrepreneur in the Bay Area’s peninsula prior to moving to Lake Tahoe, Gardner effectively connects with her clients’ busy lifestyles, leading to symbiotic relationships. Her familiarity with estates, trusts, and philanthropic foundations often results in partnerships with Family Offices and Attorneys for transactions.

Raising three sons in Lake Tahoe, Gardner is deeply engaged in her community across various dimensions. This includes holding board positions at the Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation, Squaw Valley Institute, Endowment Fund of the Junior League of Menlo Park*Palo Alto, and being the founder of the Tahoe Mother’s Club. Her particular interest in addressing workforce housing in the Tahoe Truckee area, given the high cost of living and the challenges local businesses face in retaining employees, reflects her commitment.

Sally’s unwavering commitment to prioritizing her clients’ best interests stands as the cornerstone of her highly successful real estate career spanning two decades.

Beyond real estate, Sally enjoys sailing, skiing, boating, wake surfing, paddleboarding, and exploring the local music scene.

Forbes Magazine speaks with Sally Gardner:

“Multiple Offers And Bidding Wars Return To California’s Luxury Market”

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Financial Times speaks with Sally Gardner:

“Lake Tahoe’s Housing Market Takes A Cool Dip”

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San Francisco Chronicle speaks with Sally:

“Sound Off: How does the drought affect home staging and presentation?”

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