About

After years in the Bay area, we moved to Donner Summit in 1975 for a simpler life, raising our four children and thirteen grandchildren, living and loving the mountain life — except for the snow removal!

Since 1981, we have worked in the field of real estate, helping people buy and sell property in all the Truckee-Tahoe area, with a special knowledge of the locale in which we live — Donner Summit — and especially the popular Serene Lakes area. We KNOW Serene Lakes, the Summit, Truckee and the North Lake Tahoe area and we KNOW real estate! With over 55 combined years of real estate experience, we can and will help you with any of your real estate needs!

GiGi began her career in real estate in 1981 in Soda Springs with the original Boice Realty founded by MaryAnn Boice. Corky followed GiGi into the world of real estate in 1985. In 2004, GiGi and Corky moved their affiliation to Dickson Realty, one of the largest privately owned regional real estate companies in California and Northern Nevada.

GiGi’s many achievements in real estate are commendable — Realtor of the Year, past Director of the Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing Service — 30 years of experience and still going strong!

On most weekends during fall, spring and summer, you can find Corky, with his “oh-so-familiar” cowboy hat and a cheery “Howdy”, holding an open house. Welcoming both newcomers and familiar faces, he’s happy to answer questions, hand out maps and brochures and assist you in any way he can. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell or just curious about the area, Corky’s your man.

GiGi and Corky enjoy cooking, fishing, camping, touring in their motorhome plus a multitude of activities that come with four adult children and 13 grandchildren — kids’ baseball, soccer and basketball games, school plays, music and dance concerts and graduations, and more recently, traveling. And after more than 50 years of marriage, they still enjoy each other too!

“Providing the utmost in personal service — that’s our commitment to our clients.”

– GiGi & Corky Heckendorn