Breathtaking view from a home for sale in Green Valley Lake

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Address: 375 Trails End, Green Valley Lake, CA 92341
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The Pros and Cons of a Big Bear Homeowners Association

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There are many benefits and disadvantages of being in a Homeowners Association. What happens if you find yourself in an HOA?

First of all, a Homeowners Association (HOA) is an organization or community that create laws that owners of properties within their jurisdiction must follow. They also enforce those rules. Homeowners within the jurisdiction of an HOA are automatically members and don’t have an option in the matter.

Before you buy a home, your local Big Bear Realtor will tell you if the house falls into an HOA. You do have a choice before you purchase the property! No one will force you to buy a house but be sure you understand what it means to be in an HOA before buying. Let’s break down the benefits and disadvantages for you.

Con and Pro: Monthly Cost of a Big Bear HOA
There are monthly association fees involved for the homeowners but the amount ranges, depending on the HOA.Monthly HOA costs for Big Bear homebuyers If you are unaware of the annual fee, then it could come as a surprise! The fee is separate from the mortgage cost and typically, are two different organizations. As long as the home buyer is able to factor the amount into their monthly budget without going over, it doesn’t have to be a complete negative in the equation.

The perks that come along with the monthly costs could be worth the amount. The fees you pay go towards keeping up the community and (depending on the HOA) small maintenance tasks around the home or condo. Escape For All Seasons is a condo complex on Switzerland Drive in Big Bear Lake, CA. Their properties are right underneath the Snow Summit ski resort. All of their condos are in the Escape’s HOA. Their HOA takes care of small maintenance tasks for their owners. Any major repairs are taken care of by the proprietor, but it does save time and money when you can call up your HOA for some quick maintenance tasks around your condo.

Pro: Amenities and activities for Big Bear homeowners
There are often activities or amenities that come with being in an HOA. Some HOAs offer tennis courts, golf courses, playgrounds, pools, spas, and even community centers. Being in an association can be perfect for families! They are able to enjoy spending time with their loved ones and make lasting memories that they wouldn’t have had otherwise. Teaching their daughter or son how to swing a tennis racket, play golf, or how to swim for the first time are memories that will stay with a father or mother forever. Take into account what memories you will make! The return on investment might not be as important as the return on your happiness.

For sellers, keep in mind that positive emotions towards your property and the community increases the chances of the buyer purchasing your home. Amenities can help when an owner is selling because buyers see all the activities they can do without having to leave their neighborhood to do them. Easy access to amenities is a great advantage! Since every HOA is different, you will have to ask your Big Bear Realtor or call the Homeowners Association to find out what amenities come along with the property.

Pro: Big Bear Lake neighborhood Upkeep
The monthly costs can be seen as a negative, but there is a positive that comes from it! An HOA takes that money and puts it back towards the neighborhood. The amount received from the members is spent keeping up the community. A handful of examples are the swimming pools, sidewalks, and landscaping. Cleaning the pools, trimming the hedges, and repairing the sidewalks are usually included in the fees.

A member won’t have to worry about the upkeep of different amenities in the neighborhood. Not having the responsibility saves time and money in the long run. A homeowner who owns a pool will have to pay for repairs and cleaning, but HOA members don’t have those responsibilities because those are included in your fees!

What happens to your house when your next-door neighbor isn’t taking care of their property? The community’s appearance can impact the value of your home and the relationship you have with your neighbors. Being in an HOA helps you because it is one less thing to worry about! A common concern for homeowners is the curb appeal of their house and those around them. Will your neighbors clean up the pine needles or rake up all the leaves?

Thankfully, a homeowner won’t have to become anxious about these issues because of the set rules. Everyone has to keep up their property to follow the guidelines. Having an HOA board that enforces these rules lifts a lot of stress off a member’s shoulders.

Con: Restrictions for Big Bear homeowners
The main problem we hear homeowners have with being in an HOA is the fact that they don’t have free range to do as they please with their house. Not having complete control can be an issue for an owner who doesn’t believe in following limits that are placed on their property. Restrictions from Big Bear Lake's HOAsIt can be a hard realization to come to when a homeowner thinks that they own the house but still have to follow the rules of an HOA. There can be conflicts with other members and fines if the guidelines are not followed. As long as the owner agrees to the rules that the HOA has then this shouldn’t be a problem.

Pro: Everyone has the same restrictions in a Big Bear HOA
Your neighbors won’t be able to go against the restrictions either. The other houses in the neighborhood will have to follow the same rules. Homeowners are able to have peace of mind that a neighbor down the street won’t paint her or his house a neon yellow (if that color is against the rules).

Thankfully, following limits set by an HOA can stop arguments between neighbors before they even happen. Everyone knows the rules, and if they bought into the homeowners’ association, then they should be happy with the guidelines.

When you are selling a Big Bear home, being in a nice community will help improve your chances of getting a buyer. The neighborhood’s appearance gives off a better impression, drawing in more people to view your house. When a buyer drives up to a house, their first impression is key to them creating a positive or negative view of your house.

The neighbors are considered in the first impression too. Even if the house you are selling is gorgeous, it will be less likely to sell next to a rundown home. For members in an HOA, they commonly don’t have these issues because the HOA would take care of the problem and speak to the owners.

Con: Thinking of vacation renting in Big Bear Lake? There may be an issue!

In Big Bear, there are HOAs that will not allow the homes in their jurisdiction to be a vacation rental home. If a buyer is planning on making their future property a vacation home, then this can obviously be a problem! Big Bear buyers typically are trying to buy a property and put it on the rental market as an investment. Have your Big Bear Realtor check into the CC&Rs to see their rules with vacation renting (AKA transient rentals).

You should even take this a step further and confirm with the HOA president that vacation renting is accepted.Big Bear Realtors CC&Rs Sometimes you can have outdated CC&Rs that were not updated from previous meetings, even if it was years ago, these may not reflect the current rules. There have been cases where CC&Rs said vacation renting is allowed however the HOA president denied the request due to recent board meetings voting otherwise. The CC&Rs are always updating and adjusting throughout the lifespan of an HOA.

Even if the house isn’t in an HOA, the area might not be suited to be a successful rental. Location, floor plan, amenities, and other factors need to be considered to see if it would be a good investment! Ask your local real estate agent in Big Bear about the area to see if it would make an excellent rental property.

Pro: HOAs can be a mediator for Big Bear residents
Arguments can easily happen between neighbors. An example would be if a tree needs to be cut down, but one neighbor refuses to pay for it because they say it’s on the other person’s property and it becomes a fight. Rather than hoping that the two of them work it out, they can go through the HOA.

Thankfully, not every argument needs an outside party to come in and fix the situation. Occasionally, neighbors can’t come to an agreement on what they should do. When you are in an HOA, one person can bring the incident to the management company. They will then talk it out with the mediator or board in the HOA to come to a decision on how to solve the problem.

It’s an easier way to finish a disagreement without having to go through any legal procedures. When buying a Big Bear home that falls into an HOA, double check that the house is currently complying with the rules set by the association. By checking on that, you will save yourself a lot of headaches. A past owner could have ignored the rules, leaving you to deal with the outcome. If there is a small problem that needs to be fixed, then it shouldn’t influence your choice. A big change is a different story; you may want to think twice if owning the house is in your best interest.

Every Homeowners Association is different. Don’t expect the same rules, costs, and regulations, if you are moving from one HOA jurisdiction to another. Check all the policies, restrictions, rules, and guidelines to know what your future will be like in that specific Big Bear Homeowners Association. Ask your local Big Bear Realtor if the home you are interested in falls into the jursidiction of an HOA.

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What’s Up in Big Bear This Weekend?

Events in Big Bear Lake, CA

Earth Day Hike On The Pacific Crest Trail
Beautiful hiking in Big Bear Lake, CA

SUNDAY, APRIL 22
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

PLEASE RSVP: Email name of each hiker & phone # to BigBearLighthouse@gmail.com
Questions: Mike Perry 909-585-7568

Come take a hike and celebrate our beautiful planet! Sponsored by EcoTourism Coalition, Big Bear Group Sierra Club, and the Lighthouse Project: An easy four-mile hike round trip with a few moderate climbs. We will take our time and not leave anyone behind. Dress in layers, steady footwear, and bring sunscreen, a hat, trail snacks, and at least a quart of water. Meet at Pacific Crest Trail Parking – the high point of Hwy 18 (Cushenbury Summit) as you’re leaving Big Bear Valley – going down to Lucerne Valley. We will be taking the PCT east to the Eye of God and back.

Fleetwood Mac Vs. Heart LIVE At The Cave
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SATURDAY, APRIL 21
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Concert Starts: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 – $40

The Cave
40789 Village Dr.
909-878-0204

It’s a battle of the classic-rock cover bands when Fleetwood Mac tribute, Mirage, takes on Heart band Dog ‘n’ Butterfly. With longtime Stevie Nicks impersonator Michelle Tyler at the helm, Mirage recreates the look and sound of the ’70s icons with spot-on live versions of memorable hits. Ann and Nancy Wilson themselves have given their stamp of approval to the Heart tribute group, Dog ‘n’ Butterfly, who perfectly capture the original band’s high-energy concert experience. Come rock out to the classics!

Big Bear Farmer’s Market
Big Bear farmer's market

TUESDAY, APRIL 17th
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

Big Bear Lake Convention Center
42900 Big Bear Blvd. 909-585-3000

Spring is here along with all your favorite vendors! Enjoy farm fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers all Spring and Summer. The Farmer’s Market also features unique arts, crafts and handmade items by local artisans. Open every Tuesday until September 25th.

Wyatt’s Grill & Saloon Honky Tonk Friday

Line Dancing at Wyatts in Big Bear Lake

FRIDAY, APRIL 20
Time: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Admission: Free

Big Bear Lake Convention Center
42825 Big Bear Blvd.
909-585-3000

Enjoy The Street Music Band, playing clas- sic folk, Americana, root, country and rock and comedy. Wyatt’s Café & Saloon serves up ranch style food! Doors at 4:00 p.m. Music at 6:00 p.m. At Wyatt’s, you’re sure to see some old friends and make plenty of new ones!

Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat Tour
Miss Liberty Boat Tours in Big Bear Lake, CA

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $14 – $22
Children 2 & under are free.

Miss Liberty
439 Pine Knot Ave. 909-866-8129

Relax and enjoy a 90-minute narrated tour of Big Bear Lake. You’ll hear about the history of the area and see the surrounding mountains from a unique vantage point. Snacks and drinks are available. Handicap accessible and a great activity for all ages.

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The gorgeous nature of Big Bear Lake, CA

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The gorgeous nature of Big Bear Lake, CA

Photography Credit: Jason Lavinger 📷

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375 Trails End, Green Valley Lake, CA 92341

Gorgeous Green Valley Lake Home for sale

Gorgeous home for sale in Green Valley Lake, CA

375 Trails End, Green Valley Lake, CA 92341 is the mountain hideaway from your dreams! The 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom log style home is tucked away from the big city lights by a beautiful mountain backdrop. As guests drive up to the private entrance, breathtaking views of Lake Arrowhead and of the high desert will be noticeable as the scenery encases the home.

3.5 miles off the main road makes 375 Trails End, Green Valley Lake, CA 92341 the idyllic secluded sanctuary from the big cities of California. Those who live in the cities will love this home when they need peace and quiet from the city life. It’s not uncommon to see wildlife passing in your backyard; deer, squirrels, and chipmunks breathe life into the environment, creating a true atmosphere of mountain living.

375 Trails End Big Bear RealtorsParking is not an issue, as the garage holds two cars and the spacious driveway has ample room for guests. A prestigious wooden deck circles multiple stories of the home, allowing for the views to be enjoyed from every angle! From the front door entrance, visitors are welcomed in by the thick wood beams that resemble polished tree trunks, an open floor plan that spans from the living room to the kitchen, and the intricate work that went into building this custom one of a kind house.

A wall of windows in the front living room draws in light and warmth with views that are sure to take your breath away! Cozy up in front of the fireplace with your spouse or family and watch as snow gently cascades down outside.375 Trails End, Green Valley Lake CA 92341It’s the perfect viewing spot to see the entire winter snowstorm while you stay toasty with a cup of hot tea. Across the way, a kitchen crafted for a cook sits waiting for its new owner. New stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops make-up the kitchen, bringing it all together with slate flooring that leads the owner to a separate roomy pantry and secondary exit towards the outside deck.

The spacious front room takes guests from the living room to a master bedroom with a private bathroom. Soak in your bathtub with a glass of wine, feeling secluded with a spectacular view of the wilderness. 375 Trails End Big Bear Realtors Master BedroomTwo sets of beautiful wood stairs lead to either the upstairs or downstairs, both with their own entertainment area. More than enough room to entertain your entire family! A portion of the upstairs is open, letting those in the room engage with those downstairs in the living room while another part is closed off as a private room.

On the very bottom level, a game room with its own dazzling overlook of the valley is ready to entertain guests. Another master suite awaits owners, creating a more private atmosphere than even upstairs.  The two-car garage guides the company into this sitting room or towards the upstairs, bringing everyone together.

Dirt Biking at Green Valley Lake, CA

 

375 Trails End is the picture-perfect getaway or full-time home for those who love the outdoors! The amount of space provided is the ideal location for dirt biking, hiking, mountain biking, and many other activities for adventurers.

Directly from your house, take hiking trails and dirt biking trails straight up to Fawnskin and many other areas; enjoying the beauty and fresh mountain air of the outdoors in the San Bernardino mountains. Don’t let this house be taken off the market before you can make it your own!

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Testimonials

Will was very good to work with.  He was knowledgeable, about the market, candid about the process, reliable in his communication.  I recommend him.Rob Drew
I was tasked with finding a realtor in Big Bear Lake 2 days before Thanksgiving. We were located 500 miles north of Big Bear in the SF Bay Area. After reading the positive reviews about Rahill Realty, I took a chance and gave them a call. We were lucky to have Brad King answer the phone (even though a lot of people were not working that week – Brad was!) I explained we were planning to purchase a company cabin in the Big Bear …Lori Brown
I would like to say how great my agent Lisa Seifert at the Rahill Real Estate was in helping me find my new home in Big Bear Lake. She has to be the best agent that I have ever had in all the years that I been buying homes. She took the time to show me all the homes that were in the Big Bear Lake area and never gave up the hunt to find me my home.  She is a supper person and …Jim Bullard
Superior local knowledge and a true dedication to both his personal and professional lives are what set Will apart from the masses. Will’s integrity in his craft is unsurpassed. You could not choose a finer practitioner.Kevin Dougherty
Thank you for all of your hard work in making this happen! My house was the last of about 5 properties to go on the market on our street and I think the first to sell.   Donna Gurule
Lisa & Rahill exceeded our expectations.  I feel Lisa is just as interested in making friendships as she is in selling real estate. She showed us 19 properties in one afternoon. That must be some kind of record. Talk about organized & multi-tasking all at once. Very impressive. I wish she worked for me at my firm.Mark & Diane Frank
I have known Will for over 15 years. We met while working for an organization that teaches people with disabilities to ski. I agree with the previous testimonials that are singing his praises, and I would add loyal and conscientious. He truly cares about treating people right and standing by friends.Jason Schetter
Will is a very helpful and knowledgeable realtor!Jessica Stack Yeoman
Mario is an amazing professional who goes beyond his job duties. He takes the time to understand your goals and makes sure he deliveries a service that helps you to achieve those goals. He is very service oriented and takes the time to explain everything. Gina LondonoGina Londono
Brad was an incredible resource for us. We had originally been referred to a different realtor who was slow and very disinterested, so we put our a request for a local realtor and Brad immediately responded to us and gave us the local lay down and was very willing and enthusiastic to answer questions, promptly. Also, Brad was extremely willing to help us with vendors and other procedures outside of the closing process. We couldn’t have been happier to have such a knowledgeable, professional, …Josh Golden
Rick was great from the start. He was not pushy and answered all our questions. If there was something he didn’t know he would be honest about it and got back to us with an answer. He was very easy going and always on time. Since we live in Anaheim, he made all arrangements to accommodate us. He also referred us to a great lender and kept us in the loop at all times. This was the best home buying experience we’ve ever had. …Hyong & Hilda Perkins
Lisa, you have been such a breath of fresh air in this process. When we began working with you, you really helped put our minds at ease. Thank you for your guidance and support it has made all the difference.Javier & Cassandra
What a grand experience I had working with Rick & Nicki. You have a very professional, efficient crew at your office. I felt as if I was kept informed on my listing, progress of sale, and the negotiation process. Rick guided me through it all with clarity and patience. I appreciated the constant communication that I had from/with Rick & Nicki, along with the MLS emails. I look forward to spreading the word about the exceptional service that I received from the Rahill Real …Karin Powell
I’m writing this letter to let you know how pleased we were about Tarl’s caring attitude. Tarl exceeded our expectations. He took time to find out our needs & knew which homes we’d like to see. He gave us his personal knowledge of the area including restaurants, activities & winterization. We feel Tarl is a great person and cares for people’s needs. Thank you!Juan & Irma Orozco
Relying on an agent to represent you in a real estate transaction is all about trust. The profession sometimes draws “salespeople” that are more interested in their wallets than your needs. There isn’t anyone I would trust more than Will to be my advocate buying real estate, both from a technical perspective in understanding the angles of the “deal” and more importantly, knowing that integrity and helping people are more important to Will than what’s in his wallet.Wade Griffis
If you’re looking for a professional, intelligent and personable Realtor who knows Big Bear, Will Rahill is the guy for you.Megan Blaney
Will was a real treat to work with…professional, experienced and he sold our home the first weekend it was on the market. We had a difficult buyer and if it wasn’t for Will “talking me off the ledge” a number of times, I’m sure I would have blown the sale. He’s calm and cool under pressure and made selling our home easy. Thanks Will.Christie Walker
Will was a pleasure to work with!Travis Martinez
Lisa was professional and yet friendly and caring. She was not just interested in making a sale, but she made sure that I would be happy & comfortable in whatever home I chose. Lisa always used the utmost integrity. She will be my first choice for a Realtor in the future.    Adrienne Schubert
You are the best! Thanks so much for making it as effortless as possible during the process of buying. We’re grateful for your attention, warmth, knowledge and enthusiasm. We think of you as a friend in Big Bear and hope to see you soon. And thanks for offering to answer any further questions regarding improvements and maintenance. Chal Pivik
How lucky we were to have been introduced to Brad King at Keller Williams.  It was our daughter and son-in-law that was originally looking for some property.  The more we looked at properties with Brad, the more we grew to like him and trust him. As it ended up, we were shown 10-12 properties for us, but in the end we decided to purchase a lot and build what we were looking for.  Our daughter and son-in-law are still working with Brad to find …Norbert & Judy Goulart
We wish to thank you for our agent Lisa Seifert.  She is truly a patient and sincere person & so down to earth!  Our experience with Rahill Real Estate Group has been quick & smooth even with a Cal Vet loan!  Dell & Laura Warfield
Over the years I have purchased & sold many properties including commercial & rentals. During this time I have been involved with numerous realtors and Tarl is one of the best. After I purchased this home, Tarl did not disappear (as most agents do) but continued to be very responsive to my needs & is still helping me get settled. I have no doubt Tarl will be even more successful going forward as I will go out of my way to recommend him to …Pete Buenzli
Will consummately blends his extensive market knowledge and attention to detail with keeping things simple and in a lay-person’s terms. His skill, confidence and familiarity with all aspects of the process ensured that my home purchase as convenient and effortless as possible. I will no doubt use his expertise again and I unequivocally recommend others do the same.Tom Peirce
Will has the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. He is intelligent, honest and capable, and he has my strongest personal recommendation.Kenneth M. Klein
Seldom does one receive customer service as satisfying as was provided by our agent, Tarl Wood. He was professional & personable and made a process that might otherwise have been stressful, progress smoothly & efficiently. His warm and friendly personality made him a pleasure to work with and I would whole-heartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a competent agent. Thank you Lisa Seifert for referring us to one of your best.Sandy Smith
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Rahill Team, especially Rick & Lisa Seifert. At first the sale of our cabin seemed like a daunting task. Rick & his wife dug in and helped us prioritize what needed to be done.  They were constructive….never pushy. We were amazed at the difference de-cluttering made.  Rick patiently helped us through each step of the process.  The last time we entered an escrow was in 1992. The computer made it easier in so many ways …Dan & Delayne Stotts
I truly appreciated my time at the Rahill Real Estate Group. My agent, Tarl Wood, was a pleasure to work with. I felt zero pressure to buy a house and he didn’t get mad when I lost his favorite pen ! 🙂Richard O'Connor
Will, You were great during the whole process of selling our cabin in Big Bear. Very professional, honest, firm and trustworthy. You did whatever you promised you would and did it in the best way. Thank you!Hashemi's
Our experience with Team Rahill was very positive at all times. We worked with Tarl Wood over several months. Tarl provided advice & important knowledge of the area which helped us make decisions. As a result, we made a purchase we are very happy with.Max & Julie Perdue
I was very happy with my agent, Tarl Wood. He was very responsive, professional, and dependable. He took more than sufficient time to keep us up to speed & meet our needs. His service was top rate, exceptional!Ryan Miller
Tarl Wood was awesome and I had a great experience with The Rahill Real Estate Group and the progress. Thank you!Rick Pathi
When I was looking for a Realtor, I looked on the computer and there were many people to choose from. I chose Brian Atkins because he had many reviews and they were all positive. Now I know why. Brian is not only a Great Realtor, he is a very sincere person. He is very professional, down to earth, easy going and he makes you very comfortable while looking at many houses. Brian was always available to us by phone or texts. He always promptly …Vicki Wheeler Whitley-Earnest
Tarl Wood was our agent that helped us with the purchase of our house. He did a fantastic job. He went above & beyond in helping us with the process of buying a home in Big Bear. It was a pleasure working with him every step of the purchase. Top notch!!!  Ken & Cindy Epema
My wife and I listed and sold our home in Big Bear Lake with Tarl Wood of The Rahill Team. We cannot say enough about the excellent level of professionalism that was present during each aspect of our relationship with this group! Starting with Tarl Wood who was absolutely the most helpful, knowledgeable, hard working, and positive Realtor we have ever worked with! We received weekly updates on our listing and really appreciated the assistance we got from the Rahill Team. We highly recommend …Ed Lineberry
Our experience with your office was great from the moment we walked in and fortunate enough to connect with Tarl Wood. Tarl listened to our concerns, needs and budget and went over and above our expectations to find us the cabin we wanted. Tarl understood that we lived far from Big Bear so when we made the drive up he maximized our time & showed us every available property. Tarl also kept in close contact through email & phone conversations to let us know of “new” …Perry & Colette Gustafson
Lisa did a fantastic job as our agent. Her approach was always positive and helpful, yet not pushy and was always respectful to us as home buyers understanding our desire to find the perfect Big Bear home. Once we entered into a contract with the seller, Lisa was extremely knowledgeable and willing to respond to our questions or concerns day or night, in a very timely manner! It is obvious Lisa Seifert is a very hard-working and caring individual. We feel fortunate to have …Andrea
It is always great working with Will. He is very trustworthy as well as kind. I would highly recommend Will to anyone interested in real estate. He genuinely enjoys helping people.Sara Gordon
Will never quits and keeps looking for the best possible outcome. Thanks to Will’s integrity, tenacity, and compassion, we were able to sell a family home.Lisa L. Magnuson
Lisa Seifert was such a blast to work with. She patiently showed us cabin after cabin until we found our dream getaway. All along the way we learned so much about Big Bear & all the special places to go & have fun with our family & friends. She helped us through each step & was always there to answer any questions quickly. We feel blessed to have our family getaway so enjoyed what would have otherwise been a stressful process, thanks to Lisa …Sean & Elizabeth Stephens
We could not be any more pleased with the job that Tarl has done on our behalf. Throughout the whole process he has been available and sensitive to our questions & worries. I would like to thank all of you at the Rahill Real Estate Group for helping us make our dream come true. Especially you, Tarl!Bob & Terri Miller
When my wife & I started getting interested in purchasing a vacation home in Big Bear, we really didn’t know for sure what we wanted & weren’t entirely sure with the area, so I started searching the web to find a real estate agent to help answer our questions. The first real estate agency I emailed replied a couple days later and then I didn’t hear back from them for over a week. Therefore, I decided to try a different agency. However, I never …Brad Gilpin
Will is talented, hard working and professional. I highly recommend him!Mary Scott
Dear Mr. Rahill, I wish to commend you for having Jonathan Vasquez on your “Team”.  He was impressive right from the start and he never let up the pace.  He totally guided me through the process of listing our family cabin and he (and your office) marketed it skillfully so that we ended up selling it for the full listed price. But mostly I want to commend him for his kindness and patience and the respect with which he treated this old (and very …Joyce Kucera
Brad King is very personable, thorough, and efficient.His number one concern is looking out for his clients and will take the extra time needed to make you feel comfortable and minimize the stress. I would definitely use and recommend Brad and the Rahill Team. They did a great job. Linda FerrisLinda Ferris
I would like to take a moment to say thanks to your agency so very much for helping us find our perfect home in Big Bear. We love it, and your website was perfect for searching the Big Bear Valley Area for the one special place. Our realtor, Lisa Seifert was amazing. She is very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and very patient. She always seemed to have time to answer our questions, no matter how small, and would even respond late at night. It felt …Scott & Elaine Hudson
Will did an exceptional job selling our cabin. Always honest & upfront. Always kept us informed of what was happening.  Thank you!Bill & Pam Hartley
Will was good, very good.  I felt I knew who I was dealing with, which you don’t get with most real estate agents.  He was great!Keegan McGrath
Lisa is a great agent who worked very hard to keep us informed of every step of the house sale. Her knowledge of the industry and her honesty are well appreciated by us all in a very stressful time. She made it a lot easier. She always kept us informed almost on a daily basis.  David & Judy Behrens
We had been looking for a property for about 3 years and in our search, we met Tarl Wood. He was very accommodating. He showed us properties when we came to town and also sent us some to view online. He would always make himself available and gave us some insight on rentals and regulations. The process was very smooth with no problems or issues. We would definitely recommend to future buyers.Mike & Cathy Butkus
Brian Atkins was the realtor I used for buying my Big Bear Lake Cabin. He was AMAZING! I actually researched Big Bear Realtors and chose him. Brian met all of my expectations. He had so much knowledge of the area. Brian was very good at returning all of my emails and texts. He was so friendly and made me a priority when I was available to look at cabins. I would recommend Brian to any one. Thank you, Brian! Aubrey KingAubrey King
Lisa did a great job helping with our close. Thanks!Frank & Maryann Horak
I can’t thank you enough for all you did to make this whole process go smoothly. I couldn’t have done it without you Lisa.Cheryl Soave
I live in San Diego and wanted to find a local realtor in the Big Bear area who could help us find a property that would be great for personal use – but most importantly for vacation rental purposes. I actually came to Yelp and contacted Rahill through Yelp messages and Brad King reached out to me in minutes. Brad was great from the beginning – he had great knowledge of the area and most importantly knew what we needed to find to make …Alyssa R.
Will has the professional integrity that it takes to ensure complete customer satisfaction. He has my stamp of approval.David Owings
Having worked side by side with Will when I lived in Big Bear, he’s my go-to agent for every referral I have. I trust sending my LA based clients to him, because I know they’ll get the same great service from Will that they do when they work with my own team locally.Deanna Wallo-Whipp
This truly was a 5-star experience that we had with Jonathan Vasquez and his team. We were selling our cabin in Big Bear and Jonathan could not have done a finer job. He knows the area so well and advised us on how to get the cabin ready to sell, as well as the yard….little things that we probably would have overlooked to guiding us through the selling, after an offer we liked came in. We could not be happier. Thanks Jonathan for all …Victoria Collins Bufler
Lori & I are very pleased with your service. Team Rahill is very lucky to have Tarl as your agent. Tarl is very special in all his skills and is an asset to your firm. I have sold life insurance for 30 years and know a gem when I meet them. Thanks for all your services!Frank & Lori Garcia
Both my wife & I were very happy with all the work Lisa Seifert did to find our Big Bear property. Lisa worked hard for 6 months to find the property where we can build a cabin in Big Bear. She stayed in touch and kept us aware along the way. We are both very pleased.   Thank you!    Dave & Jeanne Jensen
Will is integrity all the way.Tara Rokstad
Will was always prompt, knowledgeable, courteous, & helpful throughout the entire home-buying process.Bill LaGrosso
I have known Will for over 20 years. You will not find a real estate professional with more integrity, honesty and knowledge of the Big Bear area than Will. He is the first person I call when I need investment advice and/or have questions about real estate.Paul Skip Sjoberg
Tarl Wood was a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. We are out of state buyers and he made us feel as though we were next door during the entire transaction. His follow up was great and he over delivered on everything we needed. Thank you Tarl for a great buying experience as it rare to experience such a seamless transaction, you are an asset to your team and I look forward to seeing you when we are up there!   …Robert Dubel
Very attentive, Will will help you find what you’re looking for.Karen Scholl
Best down to earth and honest real estate agent I know.Kim Nunes Bailey
Lisa is the most amazing person I ever met. It is a good thing we have no plans to move again, because I can’t imagine going through another transaction without her. Every person I spoke with while going through the rigors of selling a home have only had the highest praise for her. She was on time for every meeting, she was available every time I needed her, she worked well with all the people involved in this sale including the contractor, buyers, other …Donna Cooper
Will Rahill’s team have proven to be professional & efficient. I am thankful to Will for his accurate suggestions to upgrade the property and to Rick Seifert for his caring & availability. The combination made the sale immediate & smooth. Excellent team! Highly recommendable!!!!Fariba Rofougaran
We appreciated all of Rick’s efforts & professionalism. It made the sales transaction easy & straight forward.Rich Roche
My wife and I bought a house in Big Bear Lake from Will Rahill in 2008. We love our home here.  Will, made the experience wonderful.  He is very knowledgeable and he knows how to do his job in a quick and efficient manner.   Will also gave us a lot of pointers on the town and people here and he gave my son his first set of skis and boots. We would highly recommend him.Paul & Andrea Columbis
This letter is intended to give thanks for an excellent job done by Jonathan Vasquez, part of Team Rahill, Keller Williams Realty. I first met Jonathan on May twentieth after seeing various properties to get an idea of what I was looking for. He managed to locate the house next door to my brother’s cabin which was exactly what I was looking for. We put a bid on the house which was immediately accepted. The process went very smoothly thanks to Jonathan and his …Oscar Menendez
Mr. Rahill, thank you for the informational disc and your interest in my experience. In short, “the best experience of my life”. Jonathan is an asset to your business and a delight to work with. The time flew by and I’m very happy with my purchase. I look forward to meeting you on the mountain soon.Rick Negrette
Very happy we chose Will Rahill to sell our property. He gave us great advise, very communicative, down to earth person. If you are looking for a Realtor who is smart, well connected and will market your property the right way…hire Will.Patrick Beneventi
Will, great Job!  I got the dream property I wanted. Aneta Black
Excellent Agent! Will did a great job for me!Fred Liebel
Will, we had heard your real estate team was great, but now I can say firsthand I know why your company is considered the top real estate group in Big Bear.  I am someone who owns a service business, and did specialized studies in service delivery in graduate school. I really value great service. I am serious when I say that Tarl Wood is the best service provider I have worked with this year (and possibly ever, but I’d have to go way back …Colin & Cathy Walker
Tarl did an amazing job finding the right house & connecting me with others that made the process quick & easy. I closed in less than 21 days & was very happy. I can’t say enough about Tarl’s service & I would recommend him to anyone looking for a place in Big Bear. I thank Tarl again for everything.Cyndi Dart
Lisa & Rick were absolutely fabulous!! We were referred to them by a friend from down the hill, called and scheduled to meet, and the same day found a house we loved. The best part is that we came up with a long list of homes we wanted to see, but Rick & Lisa also brought us to a few houses not on our list and came up with a home that we instantly fell in love with. Lisa was available at all hours, …Todd & Yorley Blacher
This was our first home purchase since we retired 2 years ago. During my 35 year career, we were moved 7 times domestically and 6 times internationally. The property purchase in your area was, by far, the easiest one we have experienced. We were guided through the process by our agent, Lisa Seifert. Lisa was patient with our ever changing goals, as we viewed dozens of properties and learned more about the area. She provided concise guidance, communicated with us on a daily basis, …Mike & Roseanne Mollere
Will is the best realtor in Big Bear!Angela Priola Naylor
I’ve recently utilized Lisa Seifert’s talents to close on two properties within the past year. She is the most competent and reliable real estate professional that I’ve come across. Going forward, regardless of who is listing the property, I will always call Lisa first. I hope you realize what a gem you have within your company. Cherish her because good people are hard to find these days.James Black
I would like to recognize Tarl for providing the best experience possible as our agent. Tarl met all my expectations as a professional and my expectations are high!  Thank you!Maritza Makemson
Will is honest, trustworthy, and an all-around great person! He is very intelligent and a hard worker (and a lot of fun too!). I trust him with my real estate needs!Chris Nagel
I decided to sell my house in Big Bear, so I contacted a few realtors.  After looking at Will’s marketing plan to sell my house and his realistic evaluation of the market value of my house, I decided to list my house with Will’s team.  Other realtors gave me decent evaluations, but no one had such a strong marketing plan as Will’s team.   Within a week after it hit the multiples, I received a strong offer.  After brief counter offers the property was put into escrow.  …James Evans
I’ve known Will for 18 years from snow skiing, investing in stocks, and buying and selling homes! You’ve got a great guy working for you!Bryan Dilbeck
Rick was great! House was priced right, sold quickly, smooth transaction and short escrow. Thanks you!Sudie Smartt
Will is not only a great agent, he is intelligent and always looking out for his clients best interest! Thanks Will!Heather Hilliard
Will helped us find the perfect home in Big Bear. During our hunt he showed us many homes, fine-tuned the search as we gave him feedback, and did not high pressure us for a sale. Will is very knowledgeable about the properties in Big Bear and readily available to answer questions. We appreciated his honesty and patience. Thank you, WillOlivia Kennedy
Will is an amazing Real Estate agent with a wonderful team that is always on top of what is going on in Big Bear. He is an honest and trustworthy person who will help you with your real estate deals and questions.Nicole Lathrop
Will knows Big Bear. He is a man of integrity and understands what you are looking for. If you are reading this recommendation then you are looking for someone to trust. Trust Will.Julie L Appel
Will is the type of real estate consultant that everyone needs: honest, extremely bright, thorough and just a fantastic person. He is passionate about helping people and finding the right fit for his clients. Procuring real estate is a huge financial investment and often times an emotional one. He takes great care in his work and takes the prudent approach to conducting ethical business. I highly recommend him.Sue Schroeder
Lisa, John & I have bought and sold over ten properties with eight different real estate people. You by far exceed them all in every way. You simply are the best and a wonderful person.  John & Karen Schofield
Thank you for the great service you and your team provided.Karim
I’ve known Will for well over 20 years and has my highest recommendation as a professional who pays attention to detail while looking out for the best interests of his clients.Sean E Stall
We had a very nice experience dealing with Rahill Real Estate. In particular, our agent, Lisa Seifert!! She was patient, informative, and made herself very available to any and all questions and requests we had for her. Her knowledge of the area and understanding of what we were looking for in a family cabin helped the process be as efficient and easy as possible. We feel very fortunate she answered the phone when I called inquiring about the property that caught our eye.  Thank …Ron & Carol DePompa
Team Rahill was great, but the credit really goes to Mario Bulnes. He was our agent. We started this process in early March when we contacted Mario. We were referred to him by our loan broker. We coordinated a visit, and he had lined up 7+ properties for us to see that met our criteria. We made an offer the first day we toured properties, and on April 15 we closed escrow. Mario was knowledgeable, and we always felt he was looking for our …Wendy Patrick
Thank you very much! We had a wonderful experience of buying land with Tarl Wood. He provided excellent services and he was always prompt, helpful and informative. I would not hesitate to recommend Tarl’s services to anyone we know. We also loved the easiness & convenience of signing all documents online.Glenn & Vera Savage
Lisa was wonderful to work with. We had dealt with several realtors on the mountain and had noticed a lack of professionalism until Lisa.   She made us feel as though we were really important.  Not just another buyer, she cared about making sure we were happy and well taken care of the entire process.  Jeff & Noel Donahue
Tarl did an excellent job. He was professional, honest, on time & worked extra hard even though it was a small commission. Thanks Tarl and Rahill Real Estate Team.Kevin McKee
Lisa Seifert was an excellent representative of your agency. She was always available, knowledgeable and got us all the answers to all of our questions. She has a great positive attitude, and is very friendly. I chose Rahill Real Estate because of your affiliation with the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce, and I’m glad I did. Not having any experience with working with a realtor before, I was a little apprehensive. The experience was perfect.Susan Pearson
As both a homeowner and a real estate investor in California and out of the U.S.A. over the past forty years,  I’ve worked with many realtors.  I truly think you are one of the best. You helped our family sell our wonderful but quite dated Big Bear vacation rental home by tactfully suggesting reasonable improvement ideas and recommending trustworthy contractors, and by realistically pricing it and steadfastly showing it during a very bad sellers’ market.  Furthermore, you exuded confidence that you would sell it, and …Shirley Kedes