I opened Ormsby Real Estate in 2002 after working at Hooper Real Estate for six years with a true Tahoe real estate legend, my friend and mentor Gordy Hooper. My wife, Roxie, and I began working together in 2006, when she joined me from Chase International Real Estate (where she was the company’s top producer). Together, we bring over 30 years of professional experience to our family-owned company, Ormsby Real Estate.
We dedicate ourselves to providing the highest level of service to our clients. Whether we’re helping you find a lakefront estate, your first condo, or a vacation mountain cabin, we have the experience to take care of you, right down to the last detail. And we guaranteed it with our risk free listing policy: If you are not happy with our standout service, you can cancel your listing agreement at any time.
As a Tahoe native and lifelong resident, Bob knows the terrain. In 1963, when Bob was just weeks old, the Ormsby family moved to Tahoe City from the Bay Area. Bob went on to graduate from North Tahoe High School, then from Sierra Nevada College in Incline, Nevada, with a BA in business administration. He’s also traveled the world as a member of the U.S. National and Olympic ski teams. With his deep understanding of the Tahoe real estate landscape and his familiarity with the characteristics of the local neighborhoods, Bob has the knowledge and expertise to help you find your perfect home. He also has extensive contacts in the local business community, including carpenters, electricians, landscapers, flooring specialists, tree professionals, boat mechanics, painters, spa technicians, and more. Developed through years of personal experience, those relationships will help you get the most out of your life in Tahoe.
BA in business administration, Sierra Nevada College, Incline, NV Previous careers
Professional Ski Racer
U.S. Olympic Team, Calgary, 1988
U.S. Ski Team 1984–1992, National Champion, 1981 & 1987
North American Professional Ski Tour 1992–1996
1982 NCAA All American, University of Wyoming
1984 World University Games, Montebelluna, Italy
Selling real estate in Tahoe for over 18 years Owner/broker, Ormsby Real Estate, Tahoe City, CA Tahoe City resident since 1963.
Roxie, who grew up in Stockton and South Lake Tahoe and studied liberal arts at Santa Barbara City College, moved to Tahoe in 1999 to open and own a Farmers Insurance Agency in Incline Village Nevada. Previously, she was the owner of Farmers Insurance Agency in Incline and worked as a top-producing agent at a franchise real estate company in Tahoe City. She also founded and served as the CEO of her own Tahoe-based ski fashion line, called SkiTagit which made fun, celebratory apparel for skiers.
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
Top Producing Agent in sales, Chase International, Tahoe City, CA, 2003–2006
Owner, Farmers Insurance Agency, Incline, NV, 1999–2003
Selling real estate in Tahoe for over 12 years Owner, Ormsby Real Estate, Tahoe City, CA
Entrepreneur/CEO, SkiTagit, fashion and design