Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
17400 Northwoods Blvd Ste B
Truckee, CA 96161
Meet the Team
Hillary Johnson - Real Estate Agent & Team Lead
Hillary is a licensed real estate professional focusing on Truckee and North Lake Tahoe real estate. She comes from a background in real estate, marketing, and finance. She's also a third generation real estate agent. Having grown up in an entrepreneurial household, with many family businesses over the years, she has gained many skills. From unique marketing ideas to have a hands-on approach when working with her clients. These are a few key components that set her apart. Additionally, since she has stepped into this industry at a young age, she brings a different skill and mindset to the table. She has a passion for what she does, helping people.
Having lived and worked in Truckee for nearly a decade, she offers a deep knowledge of the area, neighborhoods, and local activities. Hillary has been involved in many new construction projects with her family in the construction industry. This allows her to leverage her experience in advising her clients on building, investing and purchasing new construction properties.
When selling your home, she is here for her clients through the whole process -- from negotiating their transaction, to managing the whole process. She carefully listens to her clients' needs and advises on every step to ensure that her clients are being properly represented in their transaction. Her clients count on her ability to always be honest, available and relentlessly working for their best interest.
Margo Laustsen - Real Estate Agent & Team Lead
Margo has an award-winning background in sales and marketing. A full-time Tahoe Donner resident, she has a lifelong connection with Lake Tahoe. She is a connoisseur of good eats, hidden Tahoe gems, and lake adventures. Whether buying or selling your Tahoe dream home, Margo will employ her fierce negotiating skills and strategic marketing tactics. All backed by a seasoned team of experts at Coldwell Banker.
Before Margo “took life too seriously,” she had fun working in the LA music business. Working in Artist Relations at Atlantic Records, she learned the importance of strong client relations when working with bands like Journey, The Cars, and The Rolling Stones. She has many stories (and photos) to share.
As she moved from rock ‘n roll to advertising, Margo quickly rose to the position of VP of Shopper Marketing & Partnerships at a Northern California advertising agency. As a master of deciphering consumer behaviors, she has been able to work with real-time insights – for the benefit of sellers and buyers. She has more than 20 years’ experience in partnership development for the food, grocery, and tourism industries. Brands like Coca-Cola, Corona, Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau and North Lake Tahoe Resort Association have benefitted from Margo’s spark. As a team leader, Margo developed Safeway’s “Lunchbox Winners”. This national program won a Marketing Excellence award.
When not exploring consumer insights, writing proposals or discovering your Tahoe dream home, you can find Margo skiing with her husband, hiking on a scenic mountain trail or rafting the Truckee River with her extended family. She still has “electric rockers” in her life – her two grandkids.
Margo looks forward to showing you all the wonders of the North Shore of Tahoe and the mountain lifestyle that the area has to offer. Connect with Margo today and get started on your Tahoe adventure!
"As an agent whose background is in sales and marketing, I bring a unique perspective to buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you."
Juli Shepp - Transaction Coordinator
We are thankful to have Juli as a part of our team. Her attention to detail combined with her knowledge of the real estate transaction integrity, she is a great resource for our clients. Juli has 16+ years of experience in Real Estate beginning in 2000 when she became the Office Administrator for a local branch of a national real estate company. There she learned the basics of Real Estate from the administrative side, the requirements of the Bureau of Real Estate (BRE), and Real Estate office management. In 2008, she began Transaction Coordinating full time and the following year became the Regional Transaction Coordinator for 4 local offices od a national Real Estate company.
Since 2008, Juli has been instrumental in the closure of over 1,500 real estate transactions, ranging from $10,000 vacant lots to $12,000,000 single family estates. Juli became licensed as a Real Estate Broker in California many years ago. Juli offers our team and clients great support and security, knowing the details are being managed through their transaction from start-to-finish.
Aimee Hall Fuszard - Marketing Coordinator
""Hillary is a very easy person to talk to. She is a great listener and can help you find exactly what you're looking for. She also has great taste and an amazing work ethic. She works hard and likes to get things done right. Whether you're looking to buy a house or sell a house you can trust in Hillary to get the job done!""
-Katana C, Client
"Hillary was a great an agent to work with. She was very involved in the whole process, including educating us on the transaction and helping us to make the most educated decisions possible. Despite issues we had with our lender, she was able to help us get through every hurdle that came along and personally stayed in daily contact with our lender. I could tell she was really looking out for our best interest throughout the whole process and wasn't just trying to make another sale. I would recommend her to any of my family and friends. My family and I are extremely happy with our new home!"
-Fernando E, Client
"I was fortunate enough to meet Hillary through an old coworker who referred me to her when I moved to Truckee and began looking for a home. Hillary was incredibly responsive from the start and never made me feel pressured to put an offer in on anyone home. I was impressed by Hillary's ability to provide very honest assessments of each home we viewed, including being very candid when she didn't think that a home was the right fit for my family. Hillary helped me to find the perfect place for me and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to find a home in the Truckee/Tahoe region."
-Kelsey F, Client