As told by GATEWAY Magazine.

Representing exceptional clients and homes in Lake Tahoe is not only an art, a science, and a privilege—it requires exceptional people. Meet Breck and Jeff (if you haven’t already) the dynamic duo and real estate force driving the Overall & Hamilton Group. Together, Breck Overall and Jeff Hamilton—and their growing and talented team—are stewards of the life we all want in the greater Lake Tahoe market; from lakefronts to ski-in-ski-out homes, mountain enclaves to new-build Martis Camp hideaways, to Truckee’s finest, these Gents deliver. Driven by their passion, their resulting success enables them to give back to their community what they put into it, and their efforts—and giving—are exceptional. Community has never mattered more, and the Overall & Hamilton Group is making sure what matters, matters.

Specializing in luxury resort properties across Lake Tahoe, Overall & Hamilton Group is Sierra Sotheby’s most accomplished and respected team. Created by Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty top agents Breck Overall and Jeff Hamilton, who, independently, set records for the highest sales in Lake Tahoe and in the communities of Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, and Sugar Bowl. The team quickly became the top-producing real estate group in Tahoe with over one billion in total sales, $280 million in sales in 2021, and thousands of satisfied clients.

Led by Olympian and former Managing Broker of Sierra Sotheby’s, Jeff Hamilton, and his MBA-educated and talented business partner, Breck Overall, their team is committed to their clients. The team is completed by Escrow & Client Relations Specialist Denise Bremer, Director of Marketing, Sharla Chador, Client Services & Real Estate Advisor, Heather Whitney, Reno expert and top-producing agent Sondra Margulies, and Digital Marketing Specialist Susie Overall. Every team member is an outdoor enthusiast who will be happy to introduce you to the vast and inspiring terrain where they bike, ski, hike, and swim.

In addition to working hard for every client, the people who make up the Overall & Hamilton Group believe in cultivating a strong and healthy community, contributing hundreds of hours of community service, they serve or have served on the boards of Tahoe Forest Hospital, North Lake Tahoe Fire Department, a local school, and The Truckee Donner Land Trust; they also contribute to organizations like Sierra Community House, the American Red Cross, and Home for a Home. With the generous support of their clients, the Overall & Hamilton Group has contributed over $300,000 to local non-profits.

“While our sales numbers represent our hard work, the numbers we are most proud of are the hundreds of hours our team has given in service to our community, and the $300,000 we were able to give to local non-profits,” says Overall.

Overall is deeply passionate about preserving the pristine local environment and has focused efforts on their continued preservation. “I am passionate about our lakes and rivers in our Truckee community; and I consider them to be my favorite things about living in Tahoe. Whether it’s kayaking, paddle boarding, waterskiing, or fishing with my son, the lakes and rivers have provided me with countless hours of fun recreation and memories. The Watershed Council captured my heart back in 2012 when I learned about how unhealthy some of our watersheds are and how they are working hard to improve the health of our lakes and rivers and the areas that surround them. The incredible difference between what the areas looked like before their work and then after their work sums up why it is so important for me and others to support the Truckee River Watershed Council.”

Both Overall and Hamilton have made significant financial contributions to the Truckee Donner Land Trust, helping to preserve Waddle Ranch, Frog Lake, and recently the new Truckee Springs Project in Downtown Truckee. The preservation of these lands has opened the areas to hiking, biking and outdoor recreation. Hamilton is a former board member and long time supporter.

“I never think of being involved at a community level as “community service;” it’s just being part of a community; it is just getting involved in things you love. I love hiking, mountain biking and just generally being outside, so when I had an opportunity to be a part of Truckee Donner Land Trust and help preserve the land around me, I jumped at the chance,” says Hamilton.

Hamilton is also a significant supporter of local schools, non-profits, and outdoor education and recreation programs for children, a passion that stems from his upbringing and access to extracurricular activities. “When I was young, my dad was president of the Auburn Ski Club, and I benefited so much from their programs. It was only natural for me to continue that legacy and ensure we provide affordable programs to kids in the foothills and Tahoe region,” says Hamilton. “My clients are thoughtful and giving people. They don’t want a closing gift from me; they want to be involved in the community. I align them with our local non-profits so they can give or be involved. It’s the best gift I can give them.”

The group also consistently contributes to the Tahoe Forest Hospital, where Overall currently serves as President of the Board. A nonprofit rural healthcare facility and designated critical access hospital, Tahoe Forest Hospital offers 24-hour emergency care, an ambulatory surgery center, intensive care, orthopedics and sports medicine, a medical/surgical unit, women and family center, home health and hospice programs, a cancer center, long term care center, children’s center, a health and sports performance center, as well as a variety of community health outreach programs.

The Overall & Hamilton Group is also a longtime supporter and contributor to Home For A Home. The housing non-profit, Home For A Home, is driven by the belief that the security of a safe, solid home, provides hope and can be the catalyst for a dramatic change in people’s lives. Its members are socially conscious real estate professionals who donate a portion of their commissions to sustainably fund the construction of homes for people in need. Currently, Home For A Home is building homes and building a community in Guatemala. The Overall & Hamilton Group has provided 10 homes for families in need. At each real estate transaction closing, the group makes a donation to fund the construction of homes for families in critical need. “Our donations are helping to build homes in some of the poorest areas of Guatemala. The houses are simple yet solid,” says Overall. “They provide a huge improvement from the conditions most of the recipients are living in before receiving one of our homes, often dramatically improving their lives.”

If you find yourself in the exceptional situation of working with the Overall & Hamilton Group, you know that you not only will be taken care of with the highest level of service and professionalism, but you will also be a part of something bigger that will impact the lives of others. Their goal of building personalized, communicative, creative, and ethical relationships with clients is unyielding, and the team is eager to develop a relationship with you.

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