Chase International Real Estate
Chase International Real Estate

190 Highway 50

Lake Tahoe, NV, United States

Trinkie Watson



Selling Luxury Lake Tahoe for over 30 Years!  California and Nevada licensed.

Katrine "Trinkie" Watson Trinkie knows Tahoe. Moving here from San Francisco in 1966, she has lived in Crystal Bay, Incline Village, Squaw Valley and Truckee.

Lakefront residences and estate and ranch properties in the surrounding area are Trinkie’s specialties. Her interest in continuing education has earned her five real estate designations, and she has held the top leadership positions in the Tahoe Sierra Multiple Listing Service and Incline Village Board of Realtors. In 1996, she was awarded Realtor of the Year in Incline Village, and she is the past President of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival.

In Trinkie’s opinion, "There is no place in the world with greater beauty or better year-round social and sporting pleasures than Lake Tahoe and the Sierra. Real estate opportunity here is more varied and exciting than ever before." She continues, "Our goal is to provide our clients and customers with exactly what they want and more than they expect."

Contact Trinkie Watson: 531 N Lake Blvd Tahoe City, CA 96145 (800) 783-0722 (530) 582-0722\

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Business Details

Year Established


Certified International Property Specialist, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager, Certified Residential Specialist, e-PRO Internet Professional, Graduate, REALTOR® Institute, Leadership Training Graduate

Service Areas

Homewood, CA, USA
Tahoma, CA 96142, USA
Tahoe City, CA, USA
Truckee, CA 96161, USA
Meeks Bay, California, USA
Graeagle, CA, USA
Reno, NV, USA
South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Kings Beach, CA, USA
Carnelian Bay, California, USA

Additional Resources

Featured Listings

City Of South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States

$35,000,000 USD

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Meeks Bay, CA, United States

$35,000,000 USD

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Other, CA, United States

$35,000,000 USD

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Reno, NV, United States

$15,900,000 USD

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Reno, NV, United States

$15,900,000 USD

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If you’re looking for a luxury expert in the Lake Tahoe area, there is no one better then Trinkie Watson. I have had the pleasure of working with Trinkie for the past two years and we are proud to have her as our exclusive representation for Lake Tahoe.

Brian Bunsen The Four Hundred

Trinkie is community, she is supporter and believer in strengthen the community of Lake Tahoe through real estate, personal interaction and support of local non-profits. Trinkie is straight the best!

Roy Tuscany, High Fives Foundation

“Trinkie handled the sale of our home at Lake Tahoe. She did a terrific job for us — everything went as well or better than we could have expected. ”

Bob and Betty Joss

“Trinkie has years of experience that provides her clients with solid, valuable knowledge. Her Real Estate expertise will far exceeds your expectations.”

Jesse and Melinda Collins

“The one thing it took me some time getting used to, Trinkie is a little bit of a celebrity in Tahoe real estate. Everywhere we went, people always knew who she was. After working with her for 3 years, I understood why. Her local knowledge and market savviness is par excellence. I even enjoy having her dog ride in the back seat and accompanying us on viewing tours.”

Marc Heng

Trinkie helped us purchase our vacation home in Tahoe Donner and we recommend her without hesitation. She reworked her calendar to be available when most convenient for us. After showing us 8 properties on a Saturday, we emailed her in the middle of the night asking if we could see an additional few properties the next day (our preferences changed somewhat based on what we saw the first day). She researched the properties and was ready to go 9am the very next day. Wow! Her advice and suggestions were all right on, and showed that she had really taken to heart our preferences and was working to make sure we could find the home that would make us happy long term. Her steady guidance through the buying process was also very appreciated.

Marius and Erin Evers

Trinkie listed our vacation / investment home in 2012; and due to market conditions and the quality of the home in relation to the location , the final sale was completed in the summer of 2013. Thus, both my wife and I had a long period of time to work with Trinkie and her team. Trinkie was chosen for her knowledge of the market and the respect given to her by the other Realtors in the area. Second home markets are difficult unless the property is a forced sale or has a stronger location than ours. Still, Trinkie helped us and the property sale with good suggestions and ideas. The home to this day is and was considered to be one of the best values for sale at the time. We are sure our beliefs about Trinkie would be shared by all of her clients. Our previous experience with Trinkie was again a listing for sale of a home and acreage located on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Her suggestions on price and the method of marketing brought a favorable transaction in a relatively short period of time considering the location and limited number of qualified purchasers. The property has not been resold or marketed since the purchase eight years ago. In summary both my wife and I would definitely recommend Trinkie for others or in the case we should ever consider a real estate purchase in the Truckee / Lake Tahoe Basin.

Robert and Barbara Dolton

“George and I so much appreciate how much you did to help us in selling the Foxboro property in Truckee. It’s been countless times that I’ve told others how much you helped us. You were just terrific with keeping us informed, providing us with valuable information about the market, with giving our property maximum exposure in the marketplace, and when it just was not selling, you had the insight and foresight to bring Peter in to help us update the interior to make it more marketable. You did a ton of work for us. You hung in there with us over a long period of time. You were always professional and compassionate. And, you did take the time to tour the house!”

Mr. and Mrs. George Florit

Trinkie was wonderful throughout; she knows the business like few others and has the patience and wisdom to understand the process and never get rattled. I’d always want her on my side. She is also a core part of the community; a good neighbor and friend. And our sale was completed happily and successfully!
Thanks, Trinkie

Robert Fink

Trinkie is a true professional in every sense of the word. Her years of experience in the greater Tahoe market, her community involvement and knowledge of market trends, and her commitment to both her buyers and sellers is legendary. We have been both! Highly recommend Trinkie for either side of a real estate transaction.

Jim and Ginger Andrasick

We had a very smooth transaction with Trinkie and her team. From initial meeting and recommendations on selling process, to staging and final negotiations, it was all done very professionally and thanks to Trinkie’s recommendations we had a short, smooth and successful sale.

Tony Crabb

I have known Trinkie for many years and know of her reputation in the community as one its premier realtors. When it came time to sell my home in Alpine Meadows, CA, I was excited to call her to ask her to be my realtor. She led me through the process with knowledge and humor and understanding. She was able to educate me when I was not sure and encourage me when we found glitches. Also, because of her longtime residence in the area and
the working relationships cultivated over this time, she had many resources to recommend to me when I needed help of various kinds. The result was a sold home in a fairly short time from listing to closing. Finally, I would use Trinkie again in a heartbeat and definitely recommend her to all!

Susan Hawley