Business briefly: Phillips awarded property management certification |

Business briefly: Phillips awarded property management certification


Mike Phillips of Realty World Lake Tahoe completed the comprehensive training on property management from the California Association of Realtors and was awarded the Property Management certification.

The certification is earned by completing a series of four, four-hour classes that offer detailed instruction designed to help professionals learn how to successfully manage residential property rentals for individual property owners and investors. The curriculum covered compliance with Fair Housing, state and federal laws and statutes that protect tenants. Instruction also included the best practices for building a business and developing relationships with client property owners, as well as the completion of forms and agreements.

Realty World Lake Tahoe offers full service property management, residential and commercial sales in South Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas, including in Nevada. It was opened in 2008 by Phillips and Trish Hall. For more information, call 530-544-5395, or go to

Sierra Sotheby’s included in Who’s Who

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty announced its inclusion into Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, a collection of the finest high-end real estate brokers and firms in the world. With over 130,000 professionals in more than 60 countries, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate sells in excess of $120 billion of real estate annually. Members of this prestigious network are selected by Chairman/Publisher John Brian Losh, one of Realtor Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate.

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty will have its listings featured on, which has been voted Best of the Web’ by Forbes magazine.

For more information, go to, or call 530-581-1800; 775-832-4900; 775-588-7710 or 530-494-7600.

SSIR acquires Tahoe Donner office

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty announced the acquisition of the Tahoe Donner, California office of Boice O’Neal Realty.

Boice O’Neal Realty has been a Tahoe Donner and Truckee industry leader since 1979. Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty now has offices in Tahoe Donner, Squaw Valley, Incline Village, Zephyr Cove, South Lake Tahoe, and will open its new Truckee office this summer.

Former owner of Boice O’Neal Realty, Bill Whitehead, will remain at the Tahoe Donner office as an agent with his team, the Whitehead Group, along with his wife, Darla Whitehead, and their partner, Nina Clifton. Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Jeff Hamilton, will be the broker of record for the Tahoe Donner office. Hamilton is also the managing broker of the Squaw Valley and South Lake Tahoe offices, as well as the future Truckee office.

For more information, go to, or call 530-581-1800; 775-832-4900; 775-588-7710 or 530-494-7600.

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