Tahoe City California and Nevada Real Estate Company

About David Sybert, Realtor, & Helen Tanner, Assistant

Helen started in real estate in the 1960's becoming at the time the youngest real estate licensee in San Jose. She worked for her father, Earl Tanner, managing over 500 apartment units, helping him in the design, furnishing, decorating and renting of the units right from the ground up. Later she worked in the mortgage industry as a nationally-ranked top-producing loan officer. In Lake Tahoe Helen has also been very successful in spec home construction, having built and sold 17 spec homes in the North Lake Tahoe and Reno areas. More recently Helen has managed vacation rental properties in Lake Tahoe and Sonoma.

David is a Certified Residential Specialist, started his real estate career as a Realtor in Redding, California in 1984, and later worked with Helen in the loan business for Guild Mortgage and Norwest Mortgage Companies. David has also managed several long term rental homes, worked in residential construction as a carpenter and construction supervisor, and since 1997 been a full-time Realtor in North Lake Tahoe. David is licensed in both California and Nevada and is a member of both the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors and the Incline Village Board of Realtors.


  • David Sybert
    Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
    950 North Lake Blvd #12-C
    Tahoe City
    CA 96145 US

    Phone: Cell: 775-846-8710

    Our Client-First Philosophy

    There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how we work.

    That said, in our experience as North Lake Tahoe/Truckee real estate professionals, we've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting our clients first. This means staying accessible, being good listeners as well as good communicators, and responding quickly to your needs.

    This "client first" philosophy has always been our approach and it requires us to continually improve our skills and ways of doing business. In addition, we've found that the latest technologies are enabling us to do everything we've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped us to extend the range of services we provide to  clients.

    So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Truckee areas, please contact me.


    I am a Certified Residential Specialist and have been a licensed California Realtor since 1984, and during that time have worked in various areas of the real estate profession, such as mortgage lending for 7 years, I have done long-term and vacation rental property management for many years, residential construction, and of course real estate sales. I have also been Nevada licensed since 2003. Sales has been my favorite, as it lets me meet and work with many people to help them attain their real estate goals, either in buying or selling. The challenges and situations are endless, and the fun of dealing with the people and the situations is very exciting.

    Helen and I work together. She has been a custom home developer and has built and sold 17 spec homes in the Tahoe Basin, Incline Village, Montruex and Arrowcreek in Reno.  Helen has also been in the real estate business all of her life, starting out working with her father, Earl Tanner of Tanner Construction and Investment Co in San Jose, and has been licensed since 1967.  She helped him build and develop several apartment complexes and always did the property management for him.  She and I work together in showing properties and working with sellers.   I also worked with Helen on many of her projects on the supervision and development of the houses she built.  We own or have owned vacation and long term rental properties so understand the aspects of renting your vacation property out to enjoy the home yourself and still have others help cover the expenses of your investment.  We can bring a lot of personal experience and knowledge to these kinds of transactions.  Helen did mortgage banking for over fifteen years while she first started her spec building business, she worked for four very large nationwide companies and was a top producing loan officer.

    I have continued my real estate education since first becoming licensed, taking classes in appraisal, ethics, trust fund management, and other classes, and also working toward attaining my Accredited Buyers Representative designation. I have been working as a Realtor in the North Tahoe and Truckee areas since 1997, and have had many satisfied clients with many being kind enough to write letters of recommendation for me. Many of those testimonials are posted within this web site.

    It's the challenge that keeps us excited about real

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David Sybert, Certified Residential Specialist and Helen Tanner, Licensed Assistant
Sierra Sotheby's International Realty
950 North Lake Blvd #12-C
Tahoe City CA 96145
Cell: 775-846-8710