Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes Jamie and Kirk Baines

The Baines

Meet Jamie Baines:

After more than 31 years as a Lake Tahoe area real estate agent, Jamie’s passion for her job, combined with an intimate knowledge of the local market and welcoming attitude makes her one of the region’s top producers year after year. More recently, Jamie has partnered with her son, Kirk Baines to continue this legacy in the Lake Tahoe region.

From touring homes with buyers to conducting negotiations and marketing properties for sellers, Jamie truly enjoys every aspect of her job. Most of all, she loves the opportunity it provides to interact with so many unique people. Each of her buyers and sellers enjoys focused one-on-one interaction. Jamie personally handles all facets of each and every transaction, carefully guiding her clients through the real estate process, from start to finish. The result is successful sales, trusting relationships, and lasting friendships with her clients.

Her personalized service and attention to detail has earned Jamie recognition as a sought-after Lake Tahoe real estate agent, often transacting luxury properties in Tahoe and the Carson Valley. She has been involved in some of the largest lakefront property sales on Tahoe’s east shore.

Aside from real estate, Jamie has always had an affinity for health and fitness. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Florida and managed a state-of-the-art fitness training and testing center in Stateline, Nevada before starting her real estate career.

For the last 40-plus years, Jamie has thoroughly enjoyed the “Tahoe lifestyle”: skiing, hiking, biking, boating, and working out every chance she gets. She raised her two children in Lake Tahoe, alongside her husband, Rich Baines, a contractor who builds luxury resorts across the U.S. and the Bahamas. Always up for a new adventure, Jamie is currently an avid mountain biker and recently took up pickleball and paddle boarding to explore the Lake from a new perspective.

Jamie understands that every client is unique and is honored to assist with your next real estate purchase or sale. Based out of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty’s Zephyr Cove office, you can contact Jamie Baines at 775.830.4708 and Kirk Baines at 775.901.1203.


Meet Kirk Baines:

For Kirk Baines, a passion for real estate runs in the family. Born and raised in Zephyr Cove, he learned the industry at a young age, observing his mother’s successful real estate career. Today, The Tahoe Baines Group is a multi-generational partnership, continuing its 30+ year reputation of luxury-minded service to all buyers, sellers, and investors with discretion and trust.

Recognized for his commitment to excellence, Kirk has repeatedly earned awards for surpassing career benchmarks through his skill, integrity, and negotiation finesse. “Clients can count on my professionalism, reliability, and creative problem-solving. I maintain transparent communication throughout the process with attention to detail and strive to exceed expectations.”

A self-proclaimed “Techie,” Kirk utilizes advanced marketing strategies to showcase a property’s distinctive features. At the same time, buyers and investors rely on his deep community knowledge to locate under-the-radar purchase opportunities. Partnering with Sotheby’s International Relocation Service, Kirk confidently refers buyers and sellers, making your next move in any state or country a reality.

Upon securing his degree from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks), Kirk started his real estate career in Salt Lake City before returning to Lake Tahoe, where he resides with his partner Taylyn in Stateline, Nevada. In his free time, you’ll find this avid golfer ripping down ski slopes, mountain biking, and boating. His extensive travels throughout Europe and Asia bring a refreshing multicultural awareness and dry humor to the table, while his even-keeled nature provides clients with peace of mind.

For Kirk, respect, adaptability, and dedication to protecting your interests are foundational to the success of The Tahoe Baines Group. With a lifelong passion for serving, Kirk values the opportunity to guide you to success in your next real estate purchase or sale.