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Sam Whiteside has been a full time Realtor since July 1978 and holds the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) professional designations. Less than 10% of Realtors are CRS designees.  He is licensed in NV as a Broker/Salesman and is associated with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, the No.1 Small Market Office in the RE/MAX SW. Region!

Sam believes in giving 100% effort to help his clients and customers achieve their Relocation goals, through continuing education, constant updating of market information and the use of the latest business technology. You will find his no pressure personality and patient attention to your needs to be the perfect combination to aid in your home search.

Sam makes his home in Minden to be able to indulge his interest in the sport of Soaring. Minden is known as  the World’s finest site for that sport! He is a Certified Flight Instructor and spends much of his limited spare time teaching student pilots.

Sam Whiteside is a serious real estate professional with a keen ability to resolve conflicting requirements and a pleasant manner to boot!  We narrowed our search to build our dream home to Douglas and Washoe counties and asked Sam to show us any properties that met our nebulous requirements, which he cheerfully agreed to do.   :-)  

When we started the tour, Sam was well prepared with a stack of listings along with a plan to show and contrast various properties.  What was particularly helpful, was that he was able to give us an exhaustive overview of the area without being judgmental about our challenging and somewhat conflicting set of requirements.  Within a few days we were able to see the potential in various parcels and Sam patiently allowed us to refine our choices until we were ready to make an offer.  Then Sam guided us through the negotiations offering advice until we finally arrived at our happy conclusion.  For most of us, a real estate transaction is a huge deal full of anxiety and plenty of potential hazards.  Having Sam on our team made a huge difference in our ability to find our ideal home site!

We can best describe Sam as a true guide that understands what his clients want and need and then leads them on a journey with success as the destination.  We highly recommend Sam Whiteside for any of your real estate requirements.

       Carol & Jay Gross

Dear Sam:

It has been both an honor and privilege having you represent us with our Gardnerville home purchase. You are one of those rare real estate professionals dedicated to hard work, very thorough and extremely knowledgeable about various aspects of Carson Valley Real Estate. You stayed on top of every single detail during the entire time, which we greatly appreciated.

We were impressed with how well organized you were e-mailing us listings of properties for us to peruse and select. On tour day, you handed us complete listing fact sheets on every home we entered. Not one was out of order. We were able to tour a considerable number of homes in a short time. Saving us a lot of time.

What we both liked immediately about you, is your extreme honesty and no pressure sales techniques. We felt you would not be content with yourself selling a property to someone that they were not pleased with, In addition, you have an engaging personality that make house hunting a fun experience. But, you are extremely well-versed on countless issues. When a question is asked, an immediate intelligent response is given.

Please include our names on your long list of happy and satisfied clients for future recommendations.

Thank you for all your help and hard work in procuring our Pleasantview home.


Bob and Pauline Cameron.


Pat and I want to thank you for all your help and persistence in assisting us find and secure our ideal home in the Carson Valley. Because our time frame was flexible and our requirements demanding, we came to know and appreciate that you truly focused over a very long time period on making us a very satisfied buyer. As a result, please feel free to use us as a reference for anyone who may be considering using your services.

There is no question in our minds that you have an excellent command of the real estate market in the Carson Valley, that you effectively represented our interests during negotiations, that your advice and counsel is communicated quietly but clearly, and that you were even helpful in advising us on preparing our house for sale out of state. We would have no reservation in recommending your services to a friend or relative, or working with you again.

Thanks again,

Chuck and Pat McVicker

   steve-barbara.JPG (49101 bytes) -we attribute to Sam a savings of nearly $40,000 from the original asking price of the property!
additionally, he maintained a focus on our transactions throughout the entire process, from initial showing until after closing to ensure that all of our questions and concerns had been addressed and resolved.  This has been one of the more reassuring aspects of working with Sam, a feeling of security knowing that he is only a phone call away, and that he will give you the attention and expertise that you need.  Our experience with buying this home was extremely satisfying.  We feel compelled to recommend Sam Whiteside to anyone we know who may be in the market for a new home.        Steven and Barbara Sikora   Complete text.

Your high standards of professional conduct, coupled with lots of hard work, made the transaction for Buyer and Seller an efficient and even enjoyable experience.
Thank you for all the extra time and effort you put into helping me complete the purchase of my home in Gardnerville. From the beginning of the process to its successful completion you were always available, anytime, day or night, to assist in the negotiations, fulfill contingencies and oversee necessary repairs.

    David Stewart     Complete text.

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I would highly recommend Sam for either a Listing Agent or for any Buyer's Agent. He is a man with both oars in the water and is able to watch the compass at the same time. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about his competency. Sam's thorough knowledge of real estate in the area, years of experience and energetic personality made him an easy selection over the competition. He tells things like they are and you always know the situation. He doesn't play the games which are so common within the real estate profession.
Marty Morris      Complete text.

Thank you so much for all your help with buying our first home. Having you as our realtor really made the difference. - I honestly don't know if we would have gotten the house without your help.

Lisa and Dan Dorr      Complete text

"We met Sam Whiteside 2-3 years ago when we first started to think of retiring and moving to Minden. Sam has been most helpful and informative on real estate in this area. Thank you Sam, for finding our home for us."  Erick and Amy Ressler.

"Our financial portfolio would not be what it is without your insight into the real estate market. – Linda Proudfoot.

"-what we appreciate most about Sam Whiteside—he’s frank and honest and always on the up and up. – John Barber.

"His honesty, forthrightness and intelligent comments have been very useful. – Marian Stinson.

"Sam has demonstrated considerable skill, integrity and knowledge in his field and I do not hesitate to recommend him to any such role. – Paul Bilewicz.

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Sam Whiteside, ABR, CRS

Toll Free: 1 800 814 8777     E-mail:   sam@carsonvalleyhomes.com

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