California Dreaming

Michael Oliver has deep roots in California. As a ninth-generation Californian and member of the California Society of Pioneers, Oliver proudly hails from one of very few families with lineage dating back to the 1700s. He was born in San Francisco and has family ties in Tahoe, San Francisco Bay, Carmel, Pebble Beach, and the Napa Valley area. The real estate dynamo spends whatever free time he has networking at high profile events like the Concorso Italiano and the local Oscar de la Renta fashion show.

A little more than four years ago, Oliver put his innate knowledge and love of the region to good use, founding Oliver Luxury Real Estate, a high-profile firm based in Lake Tahoe, dedicated to providing its clients with top-notch service, attention, and results. With a small team, Oliver Luxury is able to satisfy each of its clients on a personal level. “We do a whole lot with very few people, because we believe in focusing a high-level concierge service to our clients,” says Oliver. The company is known nation-wide for its exceptional quality exposure, undeniable negotiation skills, and assured client satisfaction.

Prior to starting Oliver Luxury, Oliver was with Coldwell Banker, where he was the No. 1 agent in his region for a number of years. Eventually the corporate culture wore on him, which prompted him to branch out on his own. Oliver admits, “I got tired of the corporate thing and I wanted to focus on the greater details for the client. You can’t do that working corporate.” Clearly, his meticulous attention to detail paid off; after just a few short years, Oliver has hundreds of millions in sales under his belt from a wide range of properties with a focus on luxury, new construction, and redevelopment estates with waterfront lake views and forest settings.

A highlight of its current portfolio includes 4676 N. Lake Blvd. in Carnelian Bay. Listed for $4,499,000, it is a magnificent 4,400-square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-bathroom single-family home with amazing lake frontage on North Shore. The property includes a new deep-water pier, smart house technology, and quality finishes inside and out, including Alder doors and trim, cherry cabinets, and Brazilian quartzite and hickory hardwood floors.

Oliver recently acquired the listing for a 8,800-square-foot home on one acre-plus of land ideally located near some of the area’s best ski resorts, including Squaw Valley. The estate at 1780 N. Lake Blvd. ($7,995,000) features five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths with breathtaking lake frontage, panoramic views from nearly every room, divine sun exposure, a grand media room, and smart technology throughout. Built in 2006, the home also has a rare Turkish steam shower in the master bathroom and a full spa along with an adjacent two bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom guesthouse.

With listings like these, it is no wonder that Oliver Luxury is the region’s No. 1 seller of lakefront estates. Last year, the company was behind the largest sale in California at Lake Tahoe, and even more recently they closed a $12.4 million deal, which stands as the most expensive lakefront property sale in the state thus far in 2010. Using a proactive approach, the Oliver Luxury team researches and identifies potential clients and then offers them tailored services.  Despite the company’s small size, it is committed to consistently accomplishing a level of success typically sought after by larger corporate real estate firms in the area. As the real estate market continues to waver from the economic downturn, Oliver Luxury persists in going forward by revitalizing its successes with a vast knowledge of the market, impeccable ethics, extensive network, and remarkable resources. Oliver’s roots are firmly planted in California, and with this comes his unequivocal dedication to solidifying clients’ foundations in the pristine areas of his home state.

Oliver Luxury Real Estate
5355 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA  96141