Welcome to Jan Koettel Realty, Located in Sierra City on Main St. You can’t miss me. We are in the Masonic building, one of the oldest structures here in town.
It has been an interesting past few years, but we are looking to the future and are excited about it. Sierra City and the surrounding areas have so much to offer. Get away from the city and enjoy all that life has to offer. Kick off your shoes and throw a fishing line in the River. Got gold fever? You can still gold pan. Have a kayak gathering dust in your garage? Pack it up along with the kids and discover some of the hidden lakes tucked in the hills.
I have some new and exciting listings, and have a few more that will be appearing in the next few weeks.
For those of you who are familiar with me, I am also an EMT. So, if the siren tones out, I might have to disappear for awhile.
Aside from being a Real Estate Broker, I also offer Notary services. Loan Docs or everyday notaries.
If you are new to the area, welcome. We are one of those quaint counties, yet not fully discovered. It’s OK to leave behind the city and relax. Even if it is just for a weekend. You may just fall in love and purchase one of our properties. This is a wonderful area with all of the outdoor activities that it has to offer, fishing, kayaking, hiking and gold panning, and winter activities like snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing & snow-mobiling to mention a few. Raising a family in a small community also has its benefits. I have information on properties in the greater Sierra County area, stretching from Downieville, along Hwy 49 through Sierra City and into the Sierra Valley. I can also provide you info on what is available in Plumas County.
Sierra County claims more than 40 alpine lakes, most of them in the Sierra Buttes Lakes Basin Recreation area. Camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and other activities abound in a natural and tranquil setting.
Just across the 6700-foot high Yuba Pass lies eastern Sierra County and the towns of Loyalton, Sierraville, Calpine and Sattley in the beautiful Sierra Valley. This 5000-foot elevation mountain valley reflects life as it used to be in much of the west. Herds of cattle graze amid century-old barns built by early ranchers. Due to its extensive wetlands and location on a major flyway, the valley is a noted bird-watching location. Even rare bald eagles are seen here quite frequently. We even share the town of Verdi with Nevada in the southeastern corner of the county.
Sierra County is easily accessible year round. During winter months, Highways 49 and 89 into the county are regularly maintained – the Yuba Pass rarely closes. A blanket of snow sparkles in the sunlight at the higher elevations. In spring and early summer, wildflowers are abundant in all areas of the county. Autumn colors are spectacular, and the mountain air is crisp and fresh.
Live and work in a friendly rural environment: Small towns with good schools and low student-teacher ratios, outdoor recreation opportunities, and exceptional people. We have four seasons the way they are supposed to be – each quite distinct and incredibly beautiful. Clean air, no traffic lights, no rush hour – what more could you want?