Meet the Sharp Real Estate Team

Janie Sharp

530.412.1400 | CalBRE: 00769865 | [email protected]

Janie Sharp, a longtime resident in the Tahoe-Truckee area, is a Top Producer with the reputation as one of the area’s leading real estate professionals. Knowledge comes from experience – Janie has closed escrow on over a thousand properties in her real estate career and is recognized as one of the most influential figures in Tahoe-Truckee real estate. What Janie loves most about selling real estate is all of the amazing people she has had the pleasure of meeting over the years, and is grateful to now call many of them close friends. In 1980, Janie established The Sharp Team. Over the years Real Estate sales soared and in 2007 Janie brought Kristi Hood onboard as a business partner. Together they have taken The Sharp Team to the Top 1% selling real estate team. Janie is married and together she and her husband reside in Truckee. She has an adult son and daughter, both raised in Truckee. Their daughter Anna Kennerley, is a part of the Sharp Team!

Kristi Hood

530.386.0688 | CalBRE: 01443341 | [email protected]

Kristi Hood, personal and professional in character, tailors every buyers and sellers experience to their individual expectations to create unparalleled and uncompromised results. The blending of Kristi’s experience and knowledge, along with the sophisticated tools and strengths of Compass, assure that she is on the competitive edge of today’s fast paced real estate market. Kristi’s expertise is helping clients find their dream property that will help them enjoy the Tahoe lifestyle. Her goal is to provide you with an experience that exceeds expectations and to establish a long lasting relationship with you by listening, working hard and negotiating the best possible terms in your sale or purchase. Originally from upstate New York, Kristi moved to Tahoe after graduating from Ithaca College with a degree in International Business. She has enjoyed living in Tahoe since 1996 where she fulfills her love of the mountains with her husband Randy and their two daughters. Kristi is always enthusiastic to talk “real estate,” show you the best trail run or where to enjoy a great glass of wine.

Anna Sharp-Kennerley

530.412.4101 | CalBRE: 01965897 | [email protected]

Anna was born and raised in Truckee, and has been around real estate her whole life. Anna prides herself on her excellent communication, attention to detail, as well as responsiveness. Being a Truckee native, Anna can help fine tune a Buyers search and find exactly what they are looking for in a house and a Tahoe lifestyle. Anna listens to her Sellers and Buyers needs providing a smooth and trustworthy experience.
Anna, her Kiwi husband and small children are very active in the Lake Tahoe/Truckee area. They are avid backcountry snowboarders, love hiking and finding new camping spots.

Toby Baird

530.395.4863 | CalBRE: 01965897 | [email protected]

Toby brings a blend of marketing expertise, business savvy and thoughtful client relations and customer service when advising clients throughout the real estate transaction process. His “above and beyond” ethic does not go unnoticed.

Whether working with first-time buyers or seasoned sellers, Toby takes the time to understand each client’s needs. Providing expert and honest guidance, Toby diligently works to help every client achieve their real estate goals.
Before transitioning full-time into real estate, Toby headed marketing for Pacific Union’s (now Compass) Lake Tahoe and Truckee offices. Prior to that, Toby spent nearly 20 years as a public relations professional in both San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Toby’s public relations career included launching several notable Lake Tahoe and Truckee resort communities, including Old Greenwood, Gray’s Crossing, Schaffer’s Mill and the Village at Northstar.

Toby, his wife and two sons are active in the Lake Tahoe lifestyle, including skiing, hiking and camping balanced with youth sports and supporting local organizations including Achieve Tahoe, Truckee Little League, Truckee Tribe Lacrosse and Truckee Youth Soccer.

Jeanne Kirschner

530.448.6456 | CalBRE: 02072957 | [email protected]

Compass top marketing techniques, cutting edge communication tools, and a true team atmosphere within The Sharp Team all compliments Jeanne’s
passion for real estate. Owning and investing within Truckee since the 90’s,
she enjoys listening to client’s needs and wishes to the determine the best
real estate outcome.

Originally from Boston, Jeanne traveled west to Truckee after graduating
college and pursued her career in Resort Management which included the
Resort at Squaw Creek as a Conference Planning Manager, Senior Sales
Manager for Summit Destination Services, Director of Member Relations and Communications for Tahoe Mountain Club, and Group Sales for Tahoe
Donner Association.

Truckee has been her home now for 30 years, primarily living within the
Tahoe Donner Association, while raising her children along with her husband, a local teacher and fly-fishing guide. Jeanne has also been very involved in Truckee’s community affairs such as the Tahoe Search and Rescue, Truckee Trails Foundation, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation, Truckee Volleyball Foundation, and a local candidate campaign for the Nevada Board of Supervisors.

Sharing her knowledge and experience of the area with utmost integrity and detail is always the goal.

Carolyn Gallagher

530.307.0074 | CalBRE: 01438532 | [email protected]

Carolyn has lived in the Truckee Tahoe area since 1999. What she loves most about real estate is developing relationships with her clients. Loyalty, integrity, and steadfast commitment are paramount to her approach. Her goal is to develop trusting and long-term relationships with clients as well other agents. Carolyn owns and manages properties in Truckee, Reno, and Maui. She is married to Seamus Gallagher of Gallagher Construction and brings an extra layer of knowledge of the construction process in the Tahoe Truckee area. Carolyn is a founding parent of Sierra Expeditionary Learning School, a popular K-8 public charter here in Truckee. In her spare time, she loves to be in nature with her 3 teenagers and her dog, Carolyn is an avid live music fan. She is an east coast native who moved to California in the early 1990’s.

Rachael Posada

530.386.1357 | CalBRE: 01387230 | [email protected]

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, Rachael fulfilled one of her lifestyle dreams and moved to Truckee. Rachael spends her free time enjoying all that the outdoors have to offer with her husband, 3 children and dogs. In addition, Rachael volunteers countless hours to various community organizations. Rachael is dedicated to the highest level of customer service and believes that good industry knowledge along with out-of-the-box thinking is what it will take to make the most of today’s Real Estate market.


I came across Janie in 2004 when I was looking to buy a home in Tahoe Donner. We were looking for a single family home that would fit our budget. Janie was our agent then and showed us a good number of suitable homes and helped us zero in on one that worked for us and purchase it. I was very happy with the prompt and professional way she handled the transaction.

When I was thinking of selling that home in February 2018, I called her and asked her to take a look at it and give me a proposal. She promptly visited the house and prepared a proposal with a possible listing price range and most likely selling price. I was OK with that and gave her the business. She officially listed the house around March 1st and within a week of listing the house, I had 3 offers. Janie helped me in selecting the best of the three and helped us further negotiate the selling price. We actually ended up getting a bit more than our listing price. She was able to market the home very effectively and the home closed within 6 weeks of listing it. I am very happy the way Janie and the Sharp team handled our transaction and everything worked out perfectly. Her assistant also continuously followed up with me and took care of the house nicely while it was in listing.

I would be glad to recommend Janie and the Sharp team without any reservations. I would be also glad to share my experience in a phone call if interested. I am confident she and her team would do a great job.

Rambabu Y.