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Craig’s Bio

Top 1% of all U.S. Realtors 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, NV since 1989. Started with Coldwell Banker in November of 1989.
◆ 2000-2020 closed sales; $963,298,157.00, 840 transactions, #1 in Entire Northern Nevada MLS.
◆ 2021 closed sales; $142,038,000.00, 60 transactions, #1 in Northern Nevada.
◆ 2020 closed sales; $116,280,650.00, 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 NV.
◆ From 2000 to 2020; closed sales; $821,256,157.00, Over 780 transactions. # 1 agent in both volume and units: Stateline, Zephyr Cove and Glenbrook (Area 650, N.N.R.MLS)
◆ 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 Networking in 49 Countries.

Craig Zager is the most sought-after Realtor in the Lake Tahoe Basin. He has been an East Shore property specialist since 1989 with a loyal following from serving over 1000 clients over the past 30 years. His impeccable reputation as a tenacious advocate, experienced investment advisor, and skilled negotiator has earned him the title of #1 agent for Coldwell Banker in the State of Nevada since 2010. Craig has successfully negotiated over $1 billion in sales ranging from quant ski condos to luxury lakefront estates. He consistently ranks among the top Coldwell Banker agents in North America, selling more properties from Stateline to Glenbrook (East Shore Lake Tahoe, NV), than any other agent (area 650, NNRMLS). In 2020, Craig formed the Zager Group, a skilled team of agents who have continued to uphold his level of service and expertise. The Zager Group has earned #1 small team in all of Nevada from the national real estate reporting firm, Real Trends for the last 2 years. 

“Craig was a true professional in every respect. He listened attentively to our needs and was extremely responsive to our questions throughout the entire process. Craig demonstrated a deep knowledge of the Lake Tahoe market and was extremely helpful in guiding us through the details of the various neighborhoods we viewed. He continued to care for our needs up to and after the close, directing us to reputable service providers and tradespeople. We highly recommend Craig and his team.”

Soon after high school, he bought a one-way ticket from his Los Angeles hometown suburb, to Lake Tahoe — he has never looked back. Like the majority of people, Zager was drawn to the area because of his love for the outdoors. “My passion and in-depth knowledge of Lake Tahoe from 30+ years of building a local business and raising a family here, have helped me to be the trusted resource that my friends and clients lean on.”   

A Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Resort and Second Home Property Specialist, and certified E-PRO, Zager is passionate about real estate education and is continually increasing his knowledge of the real estate industry. Craig is not only an experienced financial planner but has extensive knowledge in real estate investing and strongly believes that real estate is one of the surest and safest avenues for generating wealth.

Integrity, tenacity, superior knowledge and authenticity have been the foundation of building his business for the past 30 years. “Real estate comes down to relationships and relationships are built on trust. I am passionately committed to each one of my clients, whether it be a first-time home buyer, seller, or an experienced investor. I have a thorough understanding of our local market conditions and the forces that shape them and work to earn every client’s business and trust.”

Craig most enjoys exploring our Tahoe mountain paradise by taking clients and friends hiking, skiing, biking and boating. He is passionate about philanthropy and giving back to our community. He donates a portion of every sale to charity and local organizations on his clients behalf.