Astrid Inga Schweigert is an award-winning Real Estate broker licensed in Hawaii and Nevada. As the former owner of United Country- Cowboy Country Realty, her goal has been to bring the lifestyle real estate franchise to the Hawaiian Islands. Astrid is extremely excited to manage the very first United Country Real estate office in the Hawaiian Islands.
Originally from Germany, she has lived the Hawaii Island lifestyle to the fullest - from cattle ranches to live-aboard scuba diving yachts, from a coffee farm in Holualoa, a macadamia nut farm in Capt Cook to an ocean front home in Milolii and multiple country homes near Kailua-Kona. Surrounded by some of the great Hawaii cattle ranches, Astrid has now settled on a 30 acre horse property at beautiful Southpoint in the Kau District.
As a professional scuva diving instructor and underwater photographer and journalist, Astrid has authored 10 books and dozens of articles describing Hawaii's underwater world, flora and fauna and island history and is extremely familiar with most of aspects of Hawaii. She literally knows all the Hawaiian fish by name. Her love and talent for professional photgraphy has shifted from the underwater world to air; she now a is licenced drone operator who will put her talents to work to to promote your Real Estate property listing with beautiful airial images.
As a United Country Farm Specialist, Astrid has owned and operated multiple farms in the past including a hay farm and cattle ranch in Nevada, and resided on a varity of farms in Hawaii. She specializes in agricultural and forest land, ranches, ranchettes, coffee, fruit, hemp and macadamia nut farms, equine properties, as well as sustainable and survivalist properties. Hawai'i's beautiful mountain slopes feature some of the world's most spectacular ocean views and with Astrid's long background in the scuba diving industry and passion for the ocean make it only natural to also focus on oceanfront Real Estate and properties with ocean views, but also led to her joining the volunteer team of the Hawai'i Wildlife Fund for beach and shoreline clean ups!
Since joining United Country Real Estate in 2015, Astrid has focused on marketing lifestyle properties including extensive social media marketing which gained her Rising Star and Presidents awards in 2017. Licensed since 2005 and a broker since 2009, Astrid always strives to create win/win real estate transactions for all parties often bringing buyers and sellers together.
"As a real estate lawyer I deal with a lot of brokers. Astrid was one of the best I have ever encountered. She was extremely professional and her knowledge of the area market was invaluable. She was proactive in dealing with our home and responsive to all inquires, not an easy task when the property was owned by 4 sellers who had their own sets of questions. We would not hesitate to use Astrid again if the need arises and would recommend her without reservation." -Stanley Levy
"We interviewed three realtors in an effort to sell our family Ranch. Astrid was our unanimous choice. Her marketing plan, mostly web based, proved to be a real winner. Very soon after 9 or 10 "Farm and Ranch" type websites went live, the calls, emails and showings began. Within three weeks of listing the Ranch received an asking price offer. While in escrow Astrid worked very hard and was available for questions on a daily basis. Thanks to Astrid, the Ranch closed two weeks early. Great job, Astrid. Thank You!!!" -Eric Anderson
Tamra Kolton moved from Nebraska to Nevada 15 years ago and has been a real estate agent for the past 4 years now. She started her career in Winnemucca, NV with United Country-Cowboy Country Realty and just this year transferred to the United Country-Desert Rose Realty in Henderson, NV.
Tamra Anne Kolton still lives in Winnemucca, NV were she raised 4 wonderful children ages 4-14. Tamara and her family are active in the community and enjoy competing in youth league sports and other local activities in Humboldt and Pershing Counties.
During the summer Tamra Kolton and her active family enjoy the lake for swimming, boating and fishing. They often visit Rye Patch Dam, open year round on the Humboldt River, or one of the other Northern Nevada recreational parks such has Pyramid Lake near Reno, NV or Chimney Reservoir near Paradise Valley.
Tamra's love for her family and the family's love for adventure has kept them exploring all that Nevada has to offer. Her readiness to explore, learn new things, and help others has made selling Nevada homes, farms and ranches, vacant land, mountain homes, horse properties, even mines and alternative energy like geo thermal wind and solar farms a perfect fit.
Tamra takes pride in helping people (whether it's a first time home buyer or a VA veteran) find the right property and guide them through the process of finding a mortgage lender and preparing them every step of the buying experience. Or helping a home owner facing foreclosure or upside down and needing to arrange a short sale. Or helping an investor looking for commercial and industrial properties, houses to flip or development projects.
Tamra knows the importance of ROI and how stressful coordinating building projects can be and has been the feet on the ground for her clients to meet with contractors, submit applications for new sight utilities or obtain local building permits. She tries to bring peace of mind to every client she works with no matter the property, no matter the goal. Tamra is eager to educate, willing to learn and excited to try new things while appreciating and honoring the existing traditions and rich history of Nevada.
Byron Rivers is a Licensed Nevada Realtor, with a Handyman License, who lives in Rye Patch, NV. Byron was raised in an Alaskan Logging Camp and spent years logging and helping maintain and rebuild camps that were being reactivated. These experiences and learned capabilities give him a unique insight to homesteading and living remote and off the grid. Remote properties, large and small, as well as mines, are his specialty.
Byron also is a licensed drone pilot and is capable of doing professional photograghy and maketing of your property.
Sharon Thompson is a dedicated Realtor with United Country Real Estate | Desert Rose Realty. She specializes in residential sales, first time homebuyers, investment properties (REOs) and relocation to Winnemucca as well as the surrounding areas.
Sharon will use her expertise to help you with your property needs, negotiate the best price for your home and guide the transaction to completion to make sure it is a smooth and enjoyable experience for you and your family. Call her today and find out why United Country Real Estate | Desert Rose Realty is a real estate brokerage that friends recommend to friends.
Sharon was raised in California and later relocated to Nevada in 1994 for the mining industry and raised 3 children in Winnemucca. This town has been home for her and her family since.
A brief stay in Helena, Montana prompted Sharon to pursue a career in real estate. She started her real estate career in 2012 in Helena where she specialized in log homes and became familiar with REO and foreclosure markets. Now back in Nevada (to be close to family again) as a licensed Realtor, Sharon specializes in relocation, veterans, first time homebuyers, luxury listings and land home packages.
Laura Lunn is a licensed NV Realtor who was born and raised in rural Texas. She served 9 years in the Army in Dallas, Texas and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2002 to pursue a career with Manheim Auto Auctions, quickly securing the Land Rover/Jaguar accounts. In the pursuit to return to the country lifestyle, Laura moved to the Rye Patch area in Pershing County 5 years ago.
Laura has an intimate knowledge of and specializes in Pershing County towns and settlements, mountains, canyons and the reservoir lake. Laura is looking forward to serving your real estate needs in Pershing County, particularly in the Lovelock, Rye Patch, Oreana areas as well as in the Humboldt River Ranch Association. She can assist you with historic homes, homes with acreage, hobby farms and hunting and prospecting properties.