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Craig Zager

Craig Zager

Real Estate Agent

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Top 1% of all U.S. Real Estate Agents in annual sales.
Resident of Lake Tahoe since 1979
Past professions: Certified Financial Advisor, Securities, Insurance, and mortgage licensed; The Traveler’s Group
Professional Accomplishments:

  • Selling East Shore, Lake Tahoe, Nevada since 1989. Started with Coldwell Banker in November of 1989.
  • 2000 to 2020 closed sales: $963,298,157. Over 840 transactions. # 1 agent in entire Northern Nevada MLS (MLS started in 2000)
  • 2023 closed sales: $86,010,000, 38 units, #1 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • 2022 closed sales: $77,294,000, 38 units, #1 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • 2021 closed sales: $167,665,108, 74 transactions, #1 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • 2020 closed sales: $116,280,650, 82.5 transactions, #2 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • 2019 closed sales: $88,000,000, 62 transactions, #1 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Dominates the Luxury Real Estate market on the East shore of Nevada
  • Member of CRS, Counsel of Residential Specialist since 1999
  • Member of RSPS, Resort and Second Home Property Specialist since 2007
  • Member of e-PRO, National Association of REALTORS® since 2006
  • Member of NAR; National Association of REALTORS® since 1989
  • Member of CLHMS; Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist since 2004
Over One BILLION in local Nevada closed sales.
Knowledgeable, Resourceful, Superior Negotiator, Team Player, Client Satisfaction, Community Involved, Concierge-Style Service, Vast Clientele Exposure.
Worldwide Coldwell Banker Global Luxury with offices in 40 Countries.
Craig Zager, an esteemed East Shore property specialist since 1989, has established himself as the preeminent Real Estate Agent in the Lake Tahoe Basin. With over $1.2 billion in personal real estate sales, Craig’s extensive expertise and dedication have made him a pivotal figure in the local market. Recognized as the top Coldwell Banker agent in Nevada for ten consecutive years, his achievements include being ranked in the top 10 Coldwell Banker agents in the United States in 2021 and earning the title of #1 agent among all Nevada Real Estate Agents for small teams by “Real Trends” in 2020 and 2021.
After relocating from Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe post-high school, Craig’s passion for the outdoors and the region’s vibrant community fueled his real estate career. Holding prestigious certifications such as Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Resort & Second-home Property Specialist, and certified E-PRO, he is committed to ongoing professional development. Craig’s background as a financial planner enhances his ability to guide clients through investment decisions, asserting real estate as a paramount avenue for wealth generation.
Beyond his professional accolades, Craig’s approach to real estate is deeply personal. He has served over 1,300 clients, offering unmatched expertise in transactions ranging from quaint ski condos to opulent lakefront estates. In 2020, he established the Zager Group, maintaining his exceptional service standards and expertise with a dedicated team. The Zager Group has been recognized as the #1 small team in Nevada by Real Trends in three of the past four years.
Craig’s ethos revolves around integrity, knowledge, and a genuine commitment to his clients. His approach to real estate transcends transactions, focusing on building lasting relationships founded on trust. With a thorough understanding of Lake Tahoe’s market dynamics, Craig navigates his clients through the complexities of buying and selling, ensuring their needs are met with professionalism and care.
A fervent advocate for the Lake Tahoe community, Craig is not just about real estate; he actively engages in outdoor activities with clients and friends and contributes to local charities and organizations. His dedication to the area and its people is reflected in his professional success and community involvement, making him a trusted advisor and friend to many in the Lake Tahoe region.

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