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We just purchased an incredible home at Lake Tahoe that will be a blessing for our family and friends for years to come. Working with Ken, Jana and Elliot was an AMAZING experience! They knew we were in the market for some time and we were just waiting for the right place to come available. They kept us updated with houses that would meet our needs, and when Ken saw this house, he immediately called us with great enthusiasm that “This is the one!!” and HE WAS RIGHT! They walked us through the entire process seamlessly and truly cared about our experience. Always responsive and always willing to answer questions, this team is hard-working, knowledgeable, trustworthy, professional, and just good honest people that make the process enjoyable. That last statement is really all you need to know! After we closed, they continue to check-in with us to make sure we have everything we need and are willing to help in any way possible.
If you want a great experience buying or selling a home in the Tahoe area, we highly recommend this team. You won’t be disappointed.
Tim & Joanna SpiersHomeowners
As a realtor in California for nearly 20 years, I am a tough critic. Rarely, if ever, have I come across professionals like Ken, Jana and the LTC team who truly go beyond the extra mile for their clients. I was introduced to them by a client here in the Bay Area, and knew the moment I met them they were the agents to represent me in the sale of our long time family home in Stateline, an emotional journey to say the least. Their assistance in preparing our home for sale was invaluable, and their marketing plan and extensive relationships in the Tahoe community was very impressive. I had specific requirements and restraints in place surrounding the terms of the sale and the buyer profile I was looking for. Ken, Jana, and the LTC team embraced the challenge and delivered an outcome that exceeded my somewhat outrageous expectations, delivering the perfect cash buyer after only 8 days on the market. If you are looking for stellar representation in Lake Tahoe, there isn’t a better choice.
KarenSF Bay Area REALTOR®
Over 2 year ago we met Ken Bednar and he took the time to show us all areas of Lake Tahoe from his boat. Being long time time-share owners on the lake only made us want to purchase a vacation rental home to begin our gradual transition to being a resident of Lake Tahoe. Even though we weren’t ready at that time, Ken continued to send us opportunities and keep us abreast of the Lake Tahoe market. This summer, Ken and Jana showed us multiple properties and when we thought we couldn’t find the right property, a listing popped up as we were leaving the lake. 30 days later we are the proud owners of our vacation rental in Zepher Cove. Without the persistence of Ken and Jana in arranging and personally attending our home inspections and appraisal and watching over the entire sales process we never would have been able to accomplish this feat. We are thrilled to be part of the community and can’t thank Ken and Jana enough for making it happen. They are not only our new neighbors, they are our new friends.
Steve & Kristine Carlton & Eddy Kadian
We have been very blessed to have Kenny and Jana as our neighbors for several years and have been delighted to see the creation and gorgeous photography of Lake Tahoe Communities. Kenny and Jana did an outstanding job marketing our lot. Their attention to detail and keeping us informed all through the process was reassuring that this small piece of property could warrant such attention from them. They are excellent team players and we are nothing but grateful to have had them. We will most certainly be doing more business with them. They’re the BEST!
Ken, Jana and the LTC team continue to do a stellar job helping us buy and sell properties in Tahoe! They are our go to team … we appreciate their innovative approach to marketing properties and their knowledge of the Lake Tahoe region. They are willing to put in the extra effort to put a personal touch into every sale. We have used all of their services, from real estate buying/selling to vacation rentals and would never consider using any other agent/agency to meet our real estate needs in Tahoe! Thank you for being such great partners!
Mark & Nanette
My wife and I just recently purchased a home in South Lake. We vacationed in the place we bought a year ago. It was absolutely what we were looking for. Unfortunately it was not on the market. I was lucky to make contact with Ken. He showed us many properties but none worked for us. He stayed in contact with us through the months a long search. He and Jana had great market knowledge and a real can do attitude. He met with the owners who were not quite ready to sell. Ken helped them with some of their real estate needs and as a result they were ready to move forward. In short we cant imagine utilizing any other agents for future needs. The entire team was professional and detail driven. I can not say enough about Cindy Richter she smoothed out all the potential issues to create a trouble free transaction. Many thanks to all.
Brian & Denise Ingram
Lake Tahoe Communities is a great resource to not only to get an in-depth look at the individual communities around the Lake, but to also see what real estate is available in those communities.
Rob GallowayPublisher/GM Lake News Tahoe Daily Tribune/Lake Tahoe Action Swift Communications
When it comes to team work to help us find and close our 4-plex Jana and Ken are the TEAM in Tahoe to get the job done. They showed us dozens of properties. They really listened to us taking into consideration our wants and needs. They targeted the properties that were a good fit for us. This made shopping a breeze. With busy lives I feel we did not waste any time looking at properties that were not what we wanted. Their happy, professional and determined approach made buying property a delight and was greatly appreciated. After finding the right fit they worked endlessly to get us the best deal. We saved over $200K off the original list price. Jana and Ken were a pleasure to work with. I know if I need any other advice or services they will be there to help. I highly recommend this dynamic team when considering buying and selling property. Thank you again for all your help.
Jenna & John
My wife and I have bought and sold real estate for decades. In all those years we never worked with a team like Ken and Jana Bednar and Mike Flanagan of Chase International. Throughout the entire sales process, my wife and I were treated as part of the team. We believe it was their hands-on approach that helped us sell our home so quickly. They didn’t plant a sign and wait and see. They had a marketing approach that targeted thousands of potential buyers, just prior to the house going on the market. Their use of photography and video to highlight the house was amazing.
There are homes on our block that were on the market when we bought our home, three years ago. They are still on the market. I guess the owners didn’t have Kenny, Jana and Mike on their team. We had a solid offer on our home within six weeks of it going on the market in July and we closed escrow on Sep 1st.
If you wish to sell your home in Tahoe and you want to be part of an outstanding team, we highly recommend Kenny, Jana and Mike.
Joann & Mike
The first word that comes to mind when I think of Ken and Jana Bednar is excellence. They have a very unique understanding of the sales and marketing process that goes along with selling your property. This process starts with “thinking outside of the box” to make your property stand out above all others, no matter the price tag. They are experts in direct mail, video, and social media. We had our property listed with another agent for 6 months and during that time we had only 14 clients walk through our home. During the first open house with Team Bednar, over 75 clients toured our property and we had multiple offers within the first 2 weeks! Team Bednar treated our property like it was their own and they treated us like we were the most important people on the planet. If you are looking to buy or sell in Lake Tahoe, do yourself a favor and contact Team Bednar first.
To celebrate the July 4th Holiday week this last summer, my husband Mark and myself booked a place in Zephyr Cove. On a walk one afternoon we walked into a Real Estate Office. We were quickly referred to Ken & Jana Bednar of Chase International. We met with them for well over an hour to discuss our wish list. Then we were off in search of our next and hopefully last home. We instantly connected with both Ken & Jana. We felt a friendship from the start. Spent the next several weeks doing research in search of our forever home. Then one Friday evening Ken called and found a house he knew we’d want to see. We drove up early Saturday. Made an offer and was accepted that afternoon. Ken & Jana treated us like family. They went above and beyond working with us to find the right fit. Communication was what every new buyer or seller hopes to get from their Realtor. Both Ken & Jana did a lot of calling, pulled in resources and experts . They even met our future neighbors on our behalf. Outstanding! If you are looking for a partnership, this is your team. Honest, hardworking, passionate about what they do. We have now started a great new friendship with them.
Thank you Ken & Jana for making our retirement dream come true.
Mark & Kathy
Like any relationship, whether business or personal, you look for the best “partner”, to help with your goals, objectives, long-term success and happiness. You want someone who is vested in you, and understands who you are, and what you’re looking for. Kenny and Jana Bednar have been my “partners” for over three decades in Lake Tahoe. Not only are they committed partners to each other, they are committed to Lake Tahoe, and to their clients. Their combined knowledge of the region, market trends and values makes their team unbeatable as compared to others in the industry. Once you make the important decision to team-up with the Team Bednar, you instantly feel the comfort and security that you’re in best capable hands with this dynamic duo. There is no better choice in the Lake Tahoe market then Kenny and Jana Bednar for one of the most important decisions of your life…your home!
Paul RederPresident, PR Entertainment
Lake Tahoe Communities have created a 1st in Lake Tahoe Real Estate. A community based information source that is perfect for the real estate industry. This complimentary resource for will provide buyers and sellers better market insight and help you better understand the Lake Tahoe market and individual communities.
A listing with Lake Tahoe Communities gives your property or search a big advantage over other more traditional approaches via cutting edge metrics, visuals, market insight that will deliver results to both buyers and the sellers.
Peter LoughlinGeneral Manager Lake Tahoe Television & Outside Television Lake Tahoe
I am amazed by what Ken Bednar has done in creating his rich and multi-faceted Lake Tahoe Communities website. He seems to think one step ahead of all other Real Estate brokers and agents, taking an extremely proactive stance and giving the Real Estate customer – both the buyer and the seller – all of the tools they need to buy or sell Lake Tahoe properties. His model establishes a new paradigm and could change the industry – for the better.
Dave MulliganLake Tahoe Television
We purchased a house that we love in Zephyr Cove. Mike Flannigan of Chase International and Ken and Jana Bednar were invaluable in helping us coordinate and secure a purchase in Nevada. They worked very hard for us in coordinating lenders, appraisers, home inspectors, and homeowner’s insurance companies and explaining requirements to us as new homeowners in Lake Tahoe. Mike, Ken and Jana ensured that they always understood our needs and were great advocates for us with the buyer. They developed a timeline from end to end to keep us informed of whom was doing what and when, which was an essential tool for us to keep track of the items that we were required to complete ourselves and on time. The timeline also included all the companies to contact to set up all utilities, hookups and services in the area which made it easy for us considering we were from out of the area. Now that we have gone through all of steps and hurdles, we are especially grateful that we had them as our team. If you want a team on your side that provides the support you need, then Mike, Ken and Jana is the team for you.
There are an abundance of real estate groups, agents, etc… that list your home on MLS & offer general services. Every once and a while, you can find a team that truly understands the process of actively marketing and selling real estate. Ken & Jana are the latter. They provided exceptional service and attention to detail in listing, staging, and marketing our home with advertising outreach that no other real estate company even discussed with us, much less offered. Not only did they sell our home in record time (35 days) compared to average time on market, but at a price well above market averages for our area here in Tahoe! If you’re looking for real results, I can’t recommend any other team vs. Team Bednar!
Ken, Jana and Cindy are the most accommodating, friendly and professional real estate agents I have ever come across. Not only do they understand your needs and desires but they assist with everything from car delivery to recommendations to furniture disposal. They truly want you to be happy in your new home. I would recommend them to anyone looking for experts in this field who have the connections to find the homes that aren’t even listed, but potentially available. Great experience!
Joe & Erin YungReturning Tahoe residents after almost 30 years
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With 32 years National Luxury Real Estate Sales and Marketing experience and over $1 billion in sales volume, Please let the Bednar – Young Lake Tahoe Communities Team assist you with your needs.
Ken Bednar (CA 01198009, NV 0190368) 704-661-5596
Jana Bednar (CA 01996683 NV 180833 ) 704-661-5589
Elliot Young (NV 183640) 775-291-7525
To feature your home or vacation rental, call 704-661-5596.