Katrine (Trinkie) Watson

Over 40 years marketing and selling Luxury Real Estate with over 90 Lakefront properties sold!

Chase International
531 N Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145

Tel: 530-582-0722
Cell: 775-230-8411

Markets Served: Tahoe City, CA;Truckee, California;Homewood, California;Incline Village, Nevada;Olympic Valley, California;

Specialties: Farms/Ranches; Gated Communities; Golf; Historic; International Buyers; Listing Specialist; Marina/Boating; Mountain Properties; New Homes; Residential Investments; Residential Lots; Resort/Vacation; Ski Properties; Townhomes/Condos; Waterfront/Waterview;

What do Clients Say?

"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, Sellers 2013 Truckee/Tahoe Donner CA

"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, Buyers 2013 Truckee/Tahoe Donner CA

“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 Sellers Fleur du Lac Estates Tahoe City CA

“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 three years and we are proud to have her as our exclusive representation for Lake Tahoe.”

Brian Bunsen, The FourHundred - New York

“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 andthe 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 Seller Alpine Meadows CA

About Katrine

Katrine “Trinkie” Watson, of the Tahoe City, Truckee and Incline Village offices of Chase International 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 Realtorsâ.  In 1996, she was awarded Realtorâ of the Year in Incline Village, and she is  President of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival.  She is also on the Tahoe Forest Health System's Foundation Board, Chairman of the Cancer Advisory Council and on the Orthopedic Advisory Council. 


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.”  Trinkie is a German Shepherd lover and currently has her 8th, Dancer.


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