Boice O’Neal Realty Merges with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty


1401476533TAHOE DONNER, CA - Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, a leader in Lake Tahoe real estate brokerage, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Tahoe Donner, California office of Boice O’Neal Realty. Boice O’Neal Realty has been a Tahoe Donner and Truckee industry leader since 1979. Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty now has offices in Tahoe Donner, Squaw Valley, Incline Village, Zephyr Cove, South Lake Tahoe, and will open its new Truckee office this summer.

Former owner of Boice O’Neal Realty, Bill Whitehead, will remain at the Tahoe Donner office as an agent with his team, the Whitehead Group, along with his wife, Darla Whitehead, and their partner, Nina Clifton. Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Jeff Hamilton, will be the broker of record for the Tahoe Donner office. Hamilton is also the managing broker of the Squaw Valley and South Lake Tahoe offices, as well as the future Truckee office.

“Boice O’Neal has had the largest volume of the Truckee market share for over 25 years. The merger of Boice O’Neal Realty with Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty is an ideal alignment of high level business philosophy,” former owner of Boice O’Neal Realty, Bill Whitehead said. “For a time, we wanted to keep corporate image and structure at arm’s length. However, we’ve found a hybrid conformation of business models with the corporate style that the Sotheby’s brand has to offer through top branding, high level materials, and high standards for marketing and advertising campaigns while priding ourselves in attracting top agents from every competitor town.”

Boice O’Neal Realty has been dedicated to educating clients about Tahoe Truckee communities so buyers and sellers can make informed real estate decisions. Truckee, Tahoe Donner, Donner Lake, and Donner Summit are situated at the heart of a dynamic recreation area, with high quality school districts, emergency facilities, and the Truckee Chamber of Commerce’s committed support of the community’s businesses are a few aspects that characterize the growing area.

“I am very excited to welcome, and have the privilege of working with Bill Whitehead, the sales associates and employees from Boice O’Neal’s Tahoe Donner office. The Tahoe Donner team will now be able to leverage the power of the Sotheby’s brand and the unique marketing tools we offer toward providing home sellers the best marketing available and reaching buyers worldwide. This combination of companies provides Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty another step toward offering our services across the entire Lake Tahoe region,” Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty President, Peter Strand said.

“Truckee has transformed in the last 40 years to a world-class area with bigger, well planned developments, such as Tahoe Donner, Lahontan, Martis Camp, Northstar, and Gray’s Crossing. We want to position ourselves to those high-end communities, and we believe that our knowledge and experience combined with Sotheby’s branding will result in the largest market share of the communities we serve,” Whitehead said.

About Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty has office locations in the Lake Tahoe area including Squaw Valley, Incline Village, South Lake Tahoe, and Zephyr Cove. The Sotheby's International Realty® organization began in 1976 to provide clients estate disposition services and representation of extraordinary luxury real estate throughout the world. Sierra Sotheby's International Realty® local brokerage offices enable sellers and buyers to find representatives experienced in offering exceptional homes in Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit, or call one of our offices: (Squaw Valley) 530-581-1800; (Incline Village) 775-832-4900; (Zephyr Cove) 775-588-7710; (South Lake Tahoe) 530-494-7600; (Truckee Tahoe Donner) 530-582-6111.