Margo Laustsen
M: 530.386.4463 mobile
O: 530.587.7474 office
Cert. Resort & Second Home Specialist

Margo Laustsen

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About Margo Laustsen Tahoe Homes:

Margo of Margo Tahoe Homes brings a fresh perspective to buying and selling real estate in the Truckee Tahoe area. By placing a strong emphasis on relationships, she consistently surpasses all client expectations. She has a passion for what she does and the people she helps.

It’s all hands on deck when working on your behalf. Margo pays close attention and listens to your wants and needs, advises you on every step, and ensures that you are being properly represented in the transaction. When selling your home, her job is really three fold — marketing, negotiation, and seamless transaction management.

You can always count on her and her team, to be honest, available, and relentlessly working in your best interest.

Meet Margo Laustsen!

See what our clients have to say.

Buying a Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home

Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things, like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls, can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.


About Margo Laustsen

Margo is a certified Resort Second Home Property Specialist – RSPS. She grew up in the Bay Area and graduated from UC Berkeley. While she has lived all over the US and Italy during her career she moved back to Northern California to pursue her dream of living in the mountains.

Now a full-time resident of Tahoe Donner, Margo applies her passion for people to her career as a real estate professional every day. Her enthusiasm and outstanding client service skills make her a genuine asset to those who work with her. Coupled with over twenty years in marketing, and negotiating on behalf of her clients this combination of unique skills makes Margo the ideal agent to meet your needs.

Off days are spent skiing, hiking, or cuddled up by the fire with a good book. Nights are spent with her husband a firefighter in Walnut Creek, dog Gracie, and counting the days until her daughters and grandsons come back to visit.


  • CB Top Producer - Truckee - May 2019

  • CB Top Producer - Truckee - June 2019 

"We fell in love with the Donner Lake area and knew we wanted to buy in Tahoe Donner. Margo found us the perfect place. Margo’s negotiation skills and knowledge of the area made the buying process very easy. We are so appreciative that she continues to check in with us and help us navigate Tahoe living."

  -Zillow, Client

"Margo was amazing to work with throughout the whole process of buying my first condo in North Star! She went above and beyond throughout the whole process, she even drove over the same day to take video of the condo I was interested in and I ended up buying it! I highly recommend Margo for anyone interested in buying in the Truckee area."

  -Zillow, Client

"There are not enough wonderful things we can say about Margo! We are first-time homebuyers and found ourselves in a time-crunched situation in this low-inventory market. Still, she found the perfect house for our family and guided us through a multiple-offer/multiple-counter situation with knowledge and confidence. She truly looked after us throughout the process and helped every step of the way, even holding our fussy baby and entertaining our wild toddler so that we could focus! There is no one better to help you through such an important time. Thank you, Margo, for helping to make our dream come true!"

  -Zillow, Client

"Margo and her team were amazing to work with. She came recommended by friends of ours who just bought a house. She is very professional and knowledgeable about the Tahoe Donner area and the local market. We were impressed with her attention to detail and that she understood what we wanted in selling our house. Margo managed every aspect of the sale for us including inspections, repairs, and working with contractors. When the house went on the market it showed very well and sold quickly. We live out of state, and Margo did a great job communicating all of the listing details in a timely manner. We would strongly recommend her."

  -Zillow, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty
17400 Northwoods Blvd Ste 3
Truckee, CA