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About Team Degney Real Estate Group

Featured Agents

Karen Degney

Managing Partner, Broker-Salesperson

License Number: BS.017798 | CA. 01280552

Karen has worked as a full time real estate professional since 1999, has owned and operated 3 real estate brokerages in the Lake Tahoe area, is a Certified Previews Luxury Agent, and holds a Brokers license in Nevada and California. Her extensive background in property management provides crucial knowledge and expertise while working with investors. She is a Certified Residential Specialist Member (CRS) and currently holds designations in Property Management, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resources (SFR), Relocation, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) and is Veterans Association of Real Estate Professional (VAREP). The CRS Designation is held by only 2% of all REALTORS® nationally and is the highest designation a residential REALTOR® can hold. Also, and very important is the designation of Certified Negotiation Expert held by only 1% of all REALTORS® Nationwide. With these designations, combined with 20+ years of full time Real Estate employment, Karen has an edge that benefits you. She has the knowledge of how to obtain a higher sales price and better terms for you as a Seller, and as a Buyer, she has the skills to negotiate for the best price and terms on your purchase. A Message From Karen: My motto is “Never, Never, Never Give Up!” After all these years in Real Estate, it is still my passion. I still get a thrill working with first time home buyers as well as working with my return clients and the many referrals which I am privileged to receive. I love my job and have worked full time in real estate since 1999. I am a highly motivated REALTOR® with the goals of my clients as my highest priority. I continue to attend educational opportunities and expand my knowledge to keep ahead in my profession and learn of new technology to best serve my clients. I hope to put my experience to work for you, “A Tradition of Trust, Your REALTOR® for Life”

Nicole Merwin

Managing Partner, Broker-Salesperson

License Number: BS.0145408

Having been exposed to and working within the real estate industry from a young age, Nicole uses a well-honed blend of analysis and intuition to best position her clients for success. Nicole quickly became a top producer in North East Nevada before relocating to Reno in 2013. Being a hands-on agent and educating her clients is of the upmost importance to her. She wants her clients to feel informed, educated and have open communication throughout the process. Using her professional contract knowledge and committed personality she started providing transaction management for other agents and brokerages throughout the community. Nicole enjoys working with a wide array of clients daily, the quick pace atmosphere of the real estate business, and strives to execute smooth contract transactions with all parties. She is the liaison between agents, clients, escrow companies and mortgage brokers during the transaction. Over 1500+ transactions have come to fruition with Nicole’s oversight. Her systematic, process-oriented approach to all projects she takes on is a key area of strength. She prides herself on creating efficiencies to ensure the job gets done the right way on behalf of colleagues and clients.

Maxine Klane


License Number: S.0190182

With Maxine’s infectious positivity and enthusiasm, she will exceed your expectations for customer service when helping you buy or sell your home. Maxine believes that every personal interaction is unique and meaningful. Her goal is to provide a friendly and efficient atmosphere, bringing you peace of mind to what can be a stressful and hectic process. Maxine has led an exciting life full of travel and adventure, that has shaped her into the quick-witted, hard working, honest, and diligent woman that she is today. A Message From Maxine: “My passion for Real Estate goes far beyond my love of home decor and architecture. I find great happiness in seeing my clients’ eyes light up when they walk into the front door of their new home, realizing that together we can achieve dreams they thought to be impossible.” I may only be your REALTOR® for a short time, but I hope to be an ally for life! Reach out to Maxine with a call, a text, or an email to start the home buying or selling process....or even if you just want to know where to find the best local Thai food, how to surf Lake Tahoe, or where the deepest powder is!

Johanna Summersett


License Number: S.0190148

Johanna has loved real estate her entire life. She enjoys viewing property not only where she lives, but when traveling as well. Johanna has lived in many places before landing in Reno. She counts far Northern California, the Bay Area, Sierra Foothills, Annapolis Maryland and even Wiesbaden Germany among them. So what drew her to Reno? After a four-month cross-country RV trip her and her family stopped in Reno to visit family members who have lived here for 25 years. After a little over a week they knew they weren’t going anywhere. A month later they bought a home in the Northwest and have been extremely happy with their decision ever since. Her enthusiasm, and top notch customer service makes her a natural when it comes to serving her clients in the real estate market. Having previously owned her own coffee shop, as well as being a corporate buyer for an upscale retail company, negotiating is one of her finest skills. She focuses on the solution side of conflict and works hard to resolve issues and is determined to get the best results for her clients. If you don’t find Johanna out with clients you will find her running one of Reno’s great running trails,

Kayla Sisson


License Number: S.0190384

Kayla is a Reno Native and University of Nevada alum. She is also the proud owner of JoStella Coffee Co., located in the heart of Midtown, Reno. She loves Reno's ever-evolving small-town feel. Being a young entrepreneur and small business owner, Kayla knows the importance of perseverance, dedication, and hard work. The same dedication she exhibits when helping her real estate clients. Customer service has been at the forefront and fuels the success of her small business. Kayla is passionate about her work, passion that is evident when she helps her clients buy or sell a property. Kayla loves Reno and it shows when she tours her buyers around the area and shares some of her hidden Reno secrets. Kayla knows that communication is key. She is dedicated to keeping her clients informed the entire way through the home buying and selling process. She aims to make this process as easy and stress-free as possible. When Kayla isn't searching for the perfect home for her clients, she is likely at the coffee shop chatting with her regulars. Kayla loves to travel, camp, work out, and play with her Golden Retriever Winston. If you'd like to learn some of Reno's hidden secrets, give Kayla a call or text.
What Our Clients Have To Say!
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"Karen Degney represents the best qualities of a professional realtor. She does not take anything for granted and works hard to insure customer ... more "
by user3907719
"No pressure knowledgeable real estate agent. Showed us many, many houses, all within our price range and with the amenities that we wanted, with no ... more "
by philchik
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Team Degney Real Estate Group
5325 Reno Corporate Dr
Reno, NV 89511

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