Here are some testimonials from my clients:

Anita & Denton Sonke


There are not enough ways to say thank you for all that you provided for us during the difficult time of having to sell our home via short sale. Your expertise and knowledge of what it takes to get through a complicated process is what makes you the person to go to. The escrow company you recommended and their outstanding staff worked in smooth harmony to get things done. It takes someone like you who is a professional with handling short sales, and troubled properties to get things done. Having to start all over is rough enough at our age, you gave us hope and were with us all the way.

Thanks again.

Anita and Denton Sonke

Bobby Thind

He is very helpful.

Cary & Dave Jackson

We wanted to say how on the ball you are and that you answered every question we threw at you. I've heard horror stories, but you always put us at ease with your professionalism and knowledge. We could not have done it without you.

We had our house listed with another agent and had little or no activity. We switched to Shane as our agent and had quick results even in the slow market. Shane is thorough and follows through on even the smallest details. His integrity and hard work are second to none. His service will make all the difference in your transaction, either selling or buying. Don't even think of using anyone else.

Thanks again,

Cary & Dave

Chris Garcia


I wanted to thank you in helping me find my property in South Lake Tahoe. You and everybody involved in the closing was very knowledgeable in the process and made it easier to close. I appreciate all the tips and recommendations you made about purchasing a property in South Lake Tahoe.



We had our house listed with another agent and had little or no activity. We switched to Shane as our agent and had quick results even in the slow market. Shane is thorough and follows through on even the smallest details. His integrity and hard work are second to none. His service will make all the difference in your transaction, either selling or buying. Don't even think of using anyone else.

David Hwu & Cathy Colburn-Clark

Shane Martin is as good as it gets (real estate agent and I consider him a friend).
Coming from the bay area, where they do nothing for you, Shane move mountains and helps the average Joe out.
When a huge storm system hit, he rushed there to take pictures and ensure that there was no damage. Unlike other agents, Shane is patient, consistent follow through, and not working to line his pockets but for the interest of his clients.
He is clearly a standard for others to follow.
Clear night and day.
Ethical, low key kind of guy who even wears Clark Kent type of sunglasses.
Mind mannered, but superman when it comes to his clients!!!

Kat Lightman

Shane has been very helpful in our families search for a home to rent. He immediately returns your calls and e-mails and I would highly recommend him.

Malou Pastone


I greatly appreciate your help in this whole ordeal. You stayed & fought till the very end. My lender made sure that my short sale process would be complicated, frustrating and rough; however, you made it easy and your hard work & perseverance eased my irritation with my lender. He went above and beyond and even helped me on a sentimental level. Overall he was professional, compassionate, prompt, and relentless to get my point across and was able to get the job done. And thank you also to the title company he recommended. They are professional and painless to work with.

Matt & Jamie Kalb

Shane Martin was very helpful during the lengthy searching and buying process of our new home. He was able to provide numerous house options and he was available to show us the houses at a variety of different times to meet our schedule. He was also available to answer all questions via e-mail, phone or in person. Shane guided us through the complicated short sale process and purchase, which was highly valuable. He is extremely patient and never pressured us at any time. We would use his services again in the future, and we have already recommended his assistance for family members.

Michelle Harrell

Shane Martin is very professional, but also a very caring real estate professional whom will go to great lengths to find that special property just for you the client. He also has a great sense of humor.

Michelle Jacoboni

Shane was the listing agent on a property we purchased. Shane always returned our phone calls/emails/texts promptly. We are happy to have met Shane through our house hunting and purchasing process. We will be using him in the future for our real estate needs.

Nick Cook

Shane assisted me as a buyer's agent for a recent property purchase. He showed me a good selection of properties which matched my somewhat vague requirements. He was helpful at arriving at my accepted offer price. As an out-of-state buyer, I particularly appreciated Shane's scheduling of the various inspections required. I recommend Shane's services without any qualms.

Phil Strickler

Shane did an excellent job and I would highly recommend him. I want to mention that whenever I had a question he was quick to respond either with a prompt phone call back after a voice message or an email and if he didn't have an answer he took the initiative to find out and get back to you as soon as he could.

Reed Adams

Shane is very professional and great to work with from beginning to end. He did not waste our time showing me a selection of homes outside my price range or that did not meet my needs.

He was very diligent throughout the purchase process to help keep the closing on track. Documents needing review and signature were provided promptly, and he carefully reviewed quotes from the seller for contractually agreed repairs to insure everything was included for the closing credit. The original quotes were incomplete, but he worked with the seller to obtain new quotes with all items included as agreed.


Shane helped us through a short sale during a divorce. He wound up doing twice the work because he dealt with each of us seperately. He never once made us feel like it was inconvenient for him. He is extremely knowledgeable, personable and easy to get in touch with. He made the process almost enjoyable (considering the unpleasant situation). I had full confidence in him. He is excellent at what he does. I highly reccommend him!

Zhong Cai

Shane helped me to search for houses in South Lake Tahoe area early 2013. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and always ready to help. He is very patient and not pushing.

He also referred me to other agents in the area outside of South Lake Tahoe.

I would highly recommend him.

Kate Courshon

Shane was great! I've had several positive experiences with him (and will have MANY more, as we plan to buy 2 properties in the next few years) I sent a text on a Sunday night to see a house the following day and he got right back to me with a meeting time and all the important information about the property. He even contacted the lender to negotiate a deal to have the house removed from auction. He's an honest member of the community, and an extremely hard worker who loyally provides for his family. If your looking for a responsible, knowledgable realtor, call Shane. He's great!

Buzz Garvin

Professional, organized, personable and interested in what we were looking for. Highly recommend Shane!!

Shane and Ginny Thomas

My family and I had been looking for a new home for almost a year and had just left our 3rd realtor when we found Shane Martin. It seemed as though realtors lost interest if we did not make offers on the first few houses that they showed us or did not want to negotiate with listing agents.

What we really appreciated about Shane was that he truly listened to what we were looking for as a family and did not just show us his listings or listings of his company. Shane was very eager to find out what we were looking for and to begin a process of elimination based on our needs and desires. He prioritized based on our desired locations and then showed us several houses in an attempt to understand exactly what we were looking for. Once we found the right house, he pursued pretty aggressive negotiations and we always felt as though he was on our side, negotiating in our best interests. Shane is extremely knowledgeable and was there to answer all our questions from the beginning with how to make the offer until we had keys in our hands. After purchasing the house Shane went a step further in bringing a county plan displaying where our well and septic system were and how it was laid out on the property.

After this process and meeting many of his competitors, we have and will continue to highly recommend Shane Martin to our friends and family.