About Deb Howard

Deb Howard BrokerVoted “Realtor of the Year” for 2003. This is the second time Deb has won this prestigious award.

Deb moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1978 with her husband Tony to raise their two children Alicia and Brett and to enjoy this beautiful alpine community. She began her career in real estate and her active participation in South Lake Tahoe community affairs shortly thereafter.

With more than 30 years of working in the Lake Tahoe real estate market, Deb still has a passion for being the very best at what she does, staying up to date daily in order to make certain each transaction is completed with the utmost professionalism, and concern for her clients, yet allowing each Team member to do the jobs that they are uniquely qualified for.

Opening the doors of Deb Howard & Co. on January 1st of 2001, allowed Deb to fully implement her Team approach to the real estate business and its benefits for the client. After thoroughly studying this approach and seeing it in action, Deb began successfully using the Team concept several years ago, and as her past and repeat clients will attest, it works to everyone’s benefit. With a seemingly unending supply of energy and enthusiasm, Deb leads her Team by example, to do the very best for our clients, to go “Above and Beyond”

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The Lake Tahoe Basin is unique in nature, with several local, state, and federal agencies working together and separately to govern growth rates around the lake, maintain Lake Tahoe water clarity, and overall environmental quality, and deal with affordable housing, among a few of the issues. Deb is directly involved with many of the issues that confront Lake Tahoe and surrounding area, and maintains an open dialog with those involved in other issues. She believes that being up to date on the local and national issues that confront the real estate industry is of paramount importance in assisting each client that comes to Deb Howard & Co. To say the very least Deb “lives and breathes real estate” 365 days a year.

Among her many Real Estate and Community Achievements :

  • CAR Director 2014
  • CAR Committee Member – Land Use & Environment, Scholarship & Federal
  • Distinguished service award 2010 STAOR
  • Received Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation – 2007
  • Pathways 2007 Planning Team Member
  • Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce South Shore – Board of Directors 2006-2013
  • RSPS – Resort and Second Home Property Specialist Certification
  • RSPS of the Year 2011
  • National Association of Realtors, Presidential Appointee to the Resort and Second Home Committee – 2003 to present
  • National Association of Realtors, Resort and Second Home Committee, 2010 Chairperson
  • South Lake Tahoe Association of Realtors; Board of Directors – 1991 to 1997
  • South Lake Tahoe Association of Realtors; President, Board of Directors 1993 – 1994
  • South Lake Tahoe Association of Realtors, Workforce Housing Committee Chairperson – 2003 to present
    ** South Tahoe Assoc. of Realtors – Letter of Recommendation
    ** Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors – Letter of Support .pdf
  • Realtor of the Year; South Tahoe Assoc. of Realtors – 1992
  • Realtor of the Year; South Tahoe Assoc. of Realtors – 2003
  • South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors; 1990 to 2004
  • South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce; Housing Committee Chair – 2003 to 2005
  • Lake Tahoe Visitor Authority; Board of Directors – 1998 to 2003
  • Lake Tahoe Visitor Authority; Chairperson – 2001 to 2003
  • South Lake Tahoe Board of Education Foundation; Board of Directors – 2000 – 2002
  • Tahoe Tomorrow; Board of Directors – 2003 – 2004
  • South Lake Tahoe South “Y” Planning Team – 2003 – 2005
  • President of the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce – 1994 – 1995
  • Community Service Award; South Tahoe Assoc. of Realtors – 1995
  • Soroptomist International; member 1998-Present
  • Member – Sierra Nevada Assoc. of Realtors 2003 to present
  • Member – Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors 2003 to present