Kelsey Phillips

Sierra Sotheby's International Realty


A Northern California native, Kelsey Phillips' authenticity and knowledge of the region instills immediate confidence in her clients. Kelsey is well known as a Rental Investment Specialist. Having worked in strategic growth and business development for rental powerhouses Airbnb and Vacasa, she offers unparalleled knowledge and insight as a realtor for those buying and selling second homes globally.

With an insider’s understanding of rental value, rental return, and performance longevity - Kelsey is strategic when identifying the needs of second home buyers. She tailors purchases for both pleasure and profit, while educating clients on best practices for maximizing return on investment. Properties listed with Kelsey are marketed and presented in a synergistic manner, appealing to the second home buyer with optimal strength and value.

Kelsey has traveled to over forty countries, spanning six continents, including a two year residence in South Korea and half a year in Vietnam. She has logged over 5,000 hours of international community service. This global perspective has allowed her to communicate effectively with clients from all walks of life, ensuring their needs are properly understood and delivered upon. She also works with clients in partnering with local nonprofits to give back to the Tahoe Basin communities through vacation rentals.

Kelsey is known in the community as genuine, creative, innovative, and perseverant. In her business engagements, Kelsey’s focus is always one of integrity, transparency, and client satisfaction.

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Lake Tahoe, CA and NV and Reno NV

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