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It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved friend and partner, Jeff Hamilton. As his wife, Carolyn Hamilton, reminds us, "Jeff was a lightning strike of love and thrill and wisdom and humor and courage and playfulness and kindness and patience and humility. He struck us, and we were lit up." If you'd like to read more about Jeff's extraordinary life, we encourage you to read the beautiful Story Carolyn wrote for Jeff and learn more about the Jeff Hamilton Legacy Fund.
If you were lucky enough to be a client of Jeff's you know how skilled he was at finding and securing the perfect property all while becoming your new best friend. The legacy Jeff leaves Overall & Hamilton Group runs deep within each of us and further ignites our passion for serving the people and the community he loved. We are honored and ready to assist you with all of your real estate needs.
Four-time speed skiing-world champion and Olympic medalist Jeff Hamilton led a storied life and career. For 10 years after graduating from college, Jeff competed domestically and internationally in the speed-skiing world tour. Excelling at the sport, Jeff won the bronze Olympic medal in 1992, set a new world record for speed skiing at 150 mph.
Jeff thrived on pushing himself and fine-tuning his aerodynamics via equipment and training - and loved spending months on end in France. Throughout his legendary athletic career, Jeff learned that being effective requires focus, commitment, and character. In 2002, Hamilton applied these qualities to his real estate business and quickly became one of Lake Tahoe's most successful brokers. In 2011, he became the founding managing broker of Sierra Sotheby’s and helped the company grow from six agents and one office to more than 100 agents and eight offices throughout the Tahoe region. In 2017, Jeff joined forces with Breck Overall and founded Overall and Hamilton Group, Lake Tahoe’s top-producing real estate team.
Having lived in Truckee for more than 30 years, Jeff lived the Tahoe lifestyle he articulated to his clients, skiing or hiking during the day and enjoying a meal out with family and friends in the evening.
Committed, curious, and grounded, Jeff became a reliable and trusted agent that clients look forward to working alongside. He was particularly intrigued by complicated transactions that involve the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency but overall was just excited any time he can find a creative solution to present to his clients. His target areas were Sugar Bowl, Martis Camp, Lahontan, Schaffer's Mill, and the Tahoe Lakefronts. One of Jeff's proudest accomplishments was the number of clients who consider him both an advocate and friend, even years after they transact.
In Jeff's free time, he regularly went Nordic skiing with his daughters and wife. They also enjoyed many other outdoor recreational activities like hiking on the summit and cycling in the off-seasons. Jeff was a devoted member of the local community, serving as the President of the Auburn Ski Club, and working for the Lands Committee of the Truckee Donner Land Trust.
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