Yvette Shipman




If you’re considering buying or selling a Lake Tahoe property, Yvette’s in-depth local knowledge can make a significant difference in the outcome of your transaction. She leaves no stone unturned. With a genuine care for her clients’ well being and a wholehearted passion for Lake Tahoe real estate, Yvette looks forward to collaborating with you to help you with your Tahoe home.

Here is a sampling of why more and more people turn to Yvette Shipman for all of their Lake Tahoe real estate needs:

· A lifelong passion for the area.

· A wealth of local knowledge as a second generation Lake Tahoe Real Estate Professional.

· Effective negotiation skills having grown up in the industry.

· A genuine love for teaching, and patiently guiding her clients to success.

· Outstanding listening skills that allow her to decipher what’s said “between the lines.”

· Thorough knowledge of 1031 exchanges to benefit investors.

· Past recipient of REALTOR® of the Year award, Tahoe Sierra Board of REALTORS®.

· A determined commitment to achieving her clients’ goals.

· A friendly, down-to-earth personality that makes her a joy to work with.

“I am passionate about Tahoe and helping you achieve your real estate objectives in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Call me today to start brainstorming about your Tahoe home!”

Business Details

Year Established
CA BRE#01099340, NV BRE #s0066464

Regent Territory

Lake Tahoe, CA and NV and Reno NV


Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist, e-PRO Internet Professional, Resort & Second Home Property Specialist

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Yvette Shipman is an extremely thoughtful and knowledgeable professional realtor who was able to quickly understand and identify the type of house that we were looking for in the Lake Tahoe area.
My wife and I had been checking out open houses in the Tahoe City, Homewood, and Tahoma areas when at one of them, we met Yvette. She was incredibly personable, and we were extremely impressed with her market knowledge. She was well versed on seemingly all the area neighborhood’s characteristics and relative price points as well as the current direction of the market. She was energetic, flexible with her time, and eager to show us anything of interest while suggesting others that we may not have initially considered. It was one of those not initially considered that we now call our home away from home. Within one week of meeting Yvette, she had found us the perfect vacation home.
She then worked diligently to negotiate the purchase price on our behalf, reconfirm all furnishings which would relay, arrange for required inspections, and provide support when needed while we went through the mortgage and title processes. As our main residence is out of state, we saw this process through remotely. Here, Yvette’s efforts and involvement were invaluable when attempting to meet a very tight deadline for closing.
Yvette knows the market and was delightful to work with from start to finish. My wife and I highly recommend her to anyone considering a house purchase in the Lake Tahoe area.

Mark Boekenheide

Yvette is a true Master of her Craft! We wanted to work with someone who was hyper-local when selling our West Shore, Lake Tahoe home. Yvette gave us sound advice that made obvious gains in the final price of our home. Yvette was at every showing, energetically meeting potential buyers and helping to convey the true beauty of our home, inside and out. Yvette loves Tahoe and the surrounding area as much as any enthusiast! I would recommend her 100 times over as a representative for a seller, or a buyer. Thank you, Yvette!

Carrie and Jeffery Terwilliger

We had the pleasure of partnering with Yvette during the sale of our home in Incline Village. Yvette was introduced to us by a neighbor who spoke highly of her. It only took our first conversation to realize the neighbor was right! Yvette was constructive during each step of her fine-tuned playbook. For us, the introduction couldn’t have come at a more important time. We were relisting our home during increasingly uncertain economic times. We weren’t in any rush but knew we wanted someone experienced and attentive.
During the relisting process, Yvette showed an exceptional level of knowledge and care. She gave us the confidence needed to achieve the original goals we had in mind. Yvette’s commitment to delivering the best possible outcome was remarkable. One of the things that impressed us most was Yvette’s guided tour of comparable homes for sale in our area. This was a level of detail from a realtor we hadn’t seen in many years. It helped us understand what other immediate sellers were offering in our area and that our target range was realistic – only requiring a bit of patience for the right buyer.
Yvette attended every showing and was deeply communicative with both us and potential buyers. Having an agent like Yvette on our side was hugely important, and we can’t thank her enough for the dedication put into our home. We ultimately achieved the price range we had in mind, and we couldn’t have done it otherwise. We recommend Yvette to anyone looking for a truly savvy and knowledgeable realtor.

Clay W. & Lindsey K.

Yvette Shipman helped us buy this home 15 years ago and then helped us sell it this year 2020. She has been professional, personable, available for our many questions by cell, email, and text. Our owners' group was seven people so she had to provide a lot of information on real estate rules and laws, and helped us reach a consensus on negotiations with our group representing various opinions. I would highly recommend her.

Marti Connell

Yvette Shipman helped us buy this home 15 years ago and then helped us sell it this year 2020. She has been professional, personable, available for our many questions by cell, email and text. Our owners group was seven people so she had to provide a lot of information on real estate rules and laws, and helped us reach a consensus on negotiations with our group representing various opinions. I would highly recommend her.

Marti Connell

Yvette was recommended to me by a friend when I decided to buy a second home in Tahoe, CA. We did not live in Tahoe so we really needed someone who knew the area. When I reached out to Yvette, she was on vacation but she still got back to me the same day even though she did not know me. Immediately I could see why my friend recommended her. Yvette has a wealth of knowledge about the area. The first thing she wanted to do before she started sharing listings was to speak with me and everyone in my family about what we were looking for. She listened without comments on what was important to each of us for our second home. From there, we got listing with requests for feedback so Yvette could continue to refine our search to what we wanted. Once we found the place that we loved (surprisingly fast), Yvette was there to navigate the offer and closing. I have bought numerous properties over the years and found the process painful. But this time with Yvette, I could not believe how easy it was.

Chip Hudgins

Yvette Shipman did an excellent job helping me sell my home in Tahoe City. We received multiple offers in the process. We utilized Jeanne Dunnett of Tahoe Home Transformations to stage my home which I believe was instrumental in its sale. As an absentee owner, I was totally dependent on the performance of Yvette and Jeanne to make things happen and they did a great job. I would recommend them to anyone selling their Tahoe area home.

Mr. Whitney

My husband and I sold our home in Dollar Point in November of 2014 with the help of our very knowledgeable agent, Yvette Shipman.
First, she showed us other homes in our category of price and size in the TAHOE City area. She spent a lot of time with us comparing the features of those homes with features of ours. When it came to price, she listened and was willing to go with our decision. If she disagreed with anything we said, she did so in a very reasonable and calm manner, pointing out why she disagreed. She even spent time with my husband advising him on his letter to homebuyers saying why our home was so appealing.
Yvette worked out a schedule that included our own inspections and corrections, a photoshoot with an excellent photographer, and a meeting with a stager, who did an excellent job in really a very short time. We think the staging made a real difference in appealing to prospective buyers. Giving a feeling of space by removing excess furniture and things was one thing the stager did. By using some of our art in different places and adding color in others through flowers, pillows, plants, one’s eyes were given a new, pleasant vision of our home. Always, the stager found ways to open up the views of the lake from every spot in the house. It was surprising how much more we enjoyed our house with the changes. I can honestly say that staging is money well-spent. We staged our large home in California in 2004 when selling it, and it really paid off.
Yvette followed through with everything and used many ways to advertise the home. She made everything go smoothly when the offer came in, and we counter-offered. I think it was a very good experience, partly because Yvette understood we didn’t really want to sell our home. In the end, she helped us to understand it was going to a good family who would also enjoy it.
We would recommend Yvette Shipman as a Realtor to anyone buying or selling a home.

Brenda and John Blom

We spent half a year looking at homes with another very nice, professional realtor. While the process was pleasant, the selections and process seemed somewhat random; we were seemingly getting nowhere. We were then referred to Yvette by a friend who had an experience similar to ours. Almost immediately we recognized the difference. Yvette first spent time with our family to learn about our lifestyle and interests, budget, etc. Within less than an hour, she had narrowed area inventory down to homes that fit our style and budget - in retrospect, this seems like such an obvious and practical process. Amazingly, even after all of our prior exposure, we had not yet seen any of the homes she showed to us. After viewing just a few of these beautiful properties, we made our selection that very first day. Today, our beautiful new vacation home has made us a dedicated Tahoe family. Further, as we are part-timers in Tahoe, Yvette has been a wealth of resource for local amenities and services. We've since introduced friends who have also bought with Yvette, and we'll continue to make that referral.

Rob Sbisa

We interviewed several realtors. Yvette was clearly the most enthusiastic and professional of all of the realtors interviewed. She had a definite plan about how to stage the house to appeal to potential buyers. Although skeptical about some of the ideas, we ultimately were proved wrong; Yvette and Jeanne, the stager, made the right decisions - particularly in that the house was sold in a matter of weeks when other houses remained on the market. Yvette's attention to detail during the closing was wonderful. She anticipated what needed to be done and made sure that Is were dotted and Ts were crossed. I highly recommend Yvette Shipman to guide you through the process of selling your home.