Meet Tassa Garland-Drake Your Auburn Realtor:  

Before Tassa started her career in real estate, she worked for Quanterra Environmental Services for 10 years and then computer software industry where she managed the Western Area Sale Administration for Serena Software International for the next 10 years. 

In 2008 Tassa decided to take a position as an unlicensed real estate assistant so see if she would enjoy a career in Real Estate. After realizing she LOVED Real Estate, 2009 she took her test and became an agent with Lyon.  Tassa is not only a Realtor, but she one of the respected Mentors for the new agents in coming at Lyon.  Tassa not only educates the Mentee’s but shares her many years of experience with them as well, to help ensure their success.

Tassa participates in lots of community events, from Families First, Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, Coats of Children, Theater and Arts to our local SPCA.  She is a huge proponent for children’s right and animal rights. Any given time you may see Tassa in the community serving for others.

Please click in the Testimonial tab to see what others have had to say about Tassa and her performance as a Realtor.  Give her a call, you will not be sorry!  916-300-7232

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I am a first time home buyer. Tassa was referred to me by my lender. I was anxious, scared, and very insecure about purchasing a home. As soon as I met Tassa, she sweeped me off my feet! She was helpful, patient, kind, and very observant from the start to the end! She understood my situation and went out of her way to make sure I understood every bit of the process and adjusted her schedule to accommodate mine. She always reminded me that I was her priority and it was her actions is what made me feel like I really was. She always considered my safety and there was never a moment I felt pressured into anything. Any issues we ran into, she was there to stick out her neck for me. She is very good with following up with you and consistent about it. Her husband Don was also very helpful! Despite where she was or what she was doing, she was always there for me. She's not just an agent. She's a friend. Tassa Drake is amazing.


—Ariana Calzada; North Highlands
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Not only is Tassa knowledgeable of homes for sale in Placer County, she knows the surrounding areas as well. We would say that to us Tassa Drakes greatest attribute is her patience. John & Kathleen Harris


—John & Kathleen Harris, Foresthill, CA
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I have now worked with Tassa as both a buyer and a seller, and in both cases she has been extraordinary. She makes things happen and is always there to make sure my interests are being protected. She is incredibly knowledgeable, resourceful, and creative and has a solution for everything. If she doesn't know the best pool table moving company in the area, she'll find out! She seems to know a specialist in everything, from paint to light fixtures, from pools to gardeners, and seemingly everything in between. She will absolutely go to bat for you and works incredibly hard for her clients. She absolutely earns her commission, 1000%. I recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the area without reservation.


—Michelle Dann, Auburn
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In my honest opinion if it weren't for Tassa my house would still be on the market today.Tassa went above and beyond what I would expect of anyone. She handled all inspections and issues that the inspectors had with things in the house. She went by daily to water the lawns, check on the house and to make sure the lawn care service was doing their job and stayed on top of trades that were doing work on the house. We being 1200 mile away, were really counting on her and she came through with flying colors. Tassa was very professional at all times and kept us informed of everything that was going on. I feel Tassa did an excellent job and kept our best interest in mind. Thanks again Tassa Drake!


—Rick Falconer South Dakota
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Tassa was the most professional agent I've ever dealt with! Friendly, efficient and helpful! I would highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling a home!


—Barbara Cummings, Sacramento
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First off I'd like to begin by saying I'm 22 years old and have no previous knowledge in reguards to homeownership. I started my search by looking at Wells Fargo but it just felt so cold and transaction like. I ended up backing out because it didn't feel right. I was then referred to Tassa Drake by my cousin that had used her services not long ago. Tassa was very take charge which was exactly what I needed. She made sure I was in a good neighborhood, gave me her honest opinion to ensure I was going to be living in somewhere that would be safe, and even helped with communications with my loan agent. Tassa Drake went above and beyond for me and I'm so happy to have made a friendship out of purchasing my first home. This was not just a transaction, this was very personal and friendly. I look forward to using Tassa's services in the future!


—Sarah Thomas, Citrus Heights
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Tassa Drake was very professional and helpful. She went beyond our expectatons. She was very responsive to our needs during the process and I recommend her to anyone needing a realtor. You could not ask for a better realtor. We were purchasing a home while living in another state. Tassa helped coordinate all phases of the transaction and kept us informed of necessary actions. We were glad to have someone go the extra mile to help us with the long distance purchase. Great job!!


—Dan Ehlers, Grass Valley, CA
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My original agent could not complete her job due to personal obligations. After my conversation with the broker, listing my critical needs in trying to purchase long distance, he suggested Tassa step in to take over. And she sure did. She filled the void in a spectacular way and became the best agent I could of hoped for. Tassa stepped into a contractural situation that was tenuous with seller putting obstacles in the way and not fulfilling timeline for replies. I was 1st backup offer and as said, the seller was being difficult. Tassa took the reigns confidently by immediately contacting seller agent & established a professional dialog. Tassa persisted in communicating with selling agent keeping them aware of legal timelines for counters/accept/decline. Again I have to honestly say that Tassa stepped in and saved this purchase for me. She always kept me in the loop and always asked how I wanted to proceed in each detail. She truly represented me! I did not have to beg for her to pay attention to me. I give Tassa Excellent in every category because she honestly Deserves it. Tassa went Over & Above any standard performance. She helped with inspections; even bringing in an electrician to fix problems when the seller dragged her feet & did not perform. This too saved the sell/my purchase. After finally closing; Out of her own pocket, Tassa provided a Contractors Lock Box so my workers could get inside to start repairs prior to my arrival in my new town. I honestly did not believe there was an agent who actually lived/performed with such integrity & ethic as Tassa Drake. After the sell she Did Not abandon me! She continued to help in my long distance move. Now That's Excellent.


—Robin Lohr, Grass Valley, CA
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We really enjoyed working with Tassa Drake. She is amazing at what she does and really cares for her clients. I would highly recommend Tassa to anyone looking to sell their home or if they are looking to buy a home. Tassa is there for her clients a 100% and is an amazing advocate. Thank you for selling our home Tassa! ~ Amy and David Goebel


—Amy Goebel, Lincoln
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Tassa is utterly Amazing. I actually got Tassa by default. Best default that I have ever had. If I wanted to look at a house she was always there to show me. If I had a question no matter how big or how small, Tassa was there with an answer. I never felt unprotected with Tassa by my side. In my opinion best Agent and Representative that Lyon can have.


—Jeane, Colfax CA
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Tassa was the listing agent when we purchased vacant land in 2014. When our relocation plans changed, we selected her to re-list the property because she did a great job during our purchase in 2014 and she was very knowledgeable about the residential land market in the area. The property was on the market for about two months. We had several offers that didn't work out (due to the property not meeting the needs of the buyers), and Tassa spent quite a bit of time working with each offer as they came in. We felt like she represented us very well, and didn't sacrifice our bottom line for a quicker sale. We had an excellent experience selling our property with Tassa; we highly recommend her!


—Erik & Tracy Lundquist, Roseville
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Tassa is an awesome agent and more importantly a fantastic person. She is meticulous regarding all aspects of the transaction and always has her clients interests in mind while also communicating the facts both good and bad throughout the sales journey. In short she will always have your back.


—Keith Dickey. Auburn Ca
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Tassa always answered all of questions and never made me feel stupid for asking. Always answered her phone, or got back to me very shortly. She really made sure I understood every step of the process. Made both my husband and I feel very comfortable and safe! That was very important to us!


—Kelsey Fitzmaurice forest hill
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She was extremely friendly, timely, professional and went above and beyond to meet our needs. We could not have asked for a better realtor to have found us an amazing house and closed escrow so quickly!


—Gina meeks
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The fact that Tassa was always quick to respond to any questions I had & that she made me feel like it was important to her that she help me find a house that was right for me & not just any house was why I chose to work with her. Tassa was always right on top of anything that needed to be done & kept me updated throughout the whole purchase process . Tassa made me feel like she was personally taking responsibility for finding me the perfect house. Even after I closed on my house Tassa made herself available for any questions I had. She never made me feel like I was imposing or asking too many questions. Could not be happier with the Service I received from Tassa Drake!


—Lisa Gonzales, North Highlands
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We felt that Tassa did an excellent job of showing our property to prospects and that she had ideas about how to best show the property. This is what attracted us to Tassa in the first place.


—Phillip Nygren, Auburn CA
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Additional Testimonials

We are all moved in!!! I can't thank you enough for your patience and truly making our dream come true. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!


—John and Linsey Roenspie

I don't even know how to begin explaining what an amazing agent Tassa Drake has been from start to finish! I'm a first time home buyer and Tassa went way above and beyond the call of duty on more occasions than I can count She explained everything about the processes involved from the offe,r to the signing table and everything in between. She offered me invaluable information, and informed me of things I should be weary of and/or things i may want to look for. All of the advice given to me was in my very best interest. Once recommended that I NOT put an offer in because she believed I could do better for less money. She stuck with me through 8 months and at least 100 houses, 15 offers, and a LOT of headaches. She even performed some duties of the selling agent to take up the slack. Tassa kept diligent records of everything, was always on time and most importantly, when Tassa says she is going to do something its pretty much done before you finish talking about it. She is VERY, VERY RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY. Tassa worked around my very busy schedule and always answered her phone or got back to me immediately. showed up for inspections to take notes because i couldn't make the appointments, even went to the IRS building for me and stood in line for 4 hours so I didn't have to leave work. Tassa treated me like her son. She Listened very carefully to my wants and needs and worked VERY hard to find me the perfect home and made this process as painless as possible! I had worked with other agents before Tassa and they just didn't have the same passion that Tassa did for helping me. She's AMAZING. She will be at my house warming party and on my Christmas list! hope you have the pleasure of working with her like I did, because now I'm in my dream home typing this review and its all because of her! happy hunting :0)


—Kyle Highfill

Tassa went above and beyond taking care of my needs as a home buyer. The process was smooth and took little work for me. She went out of her way when it wasn't necessary and for all of you who want to buy a home, I recommend her hands down.


—Christy Simpson

I stumbled upon Tassa when my "regular" agent was unavailable to show a property and referred me to her. Boy oh boy, is Tassa anything but "regular"! She's fantastic! She is really everything you'd ever want in an agent. She makes herself available, often on short notice. She returns calls, emails, and texts promptly. She knows her stuff and can give advice when needed. And she has a great sense of when to step in and when to just facilitate. Plus...she's just plain NICE! If you are tired of feeling like YOU are doing your agent at FAVOR by giving them your business...call Tassa!


—Loren S.

Tassa Drake was the agent who represented us in the sale of our home and we can not imagine anyone else who would have served us better. We signed the listing agreement on a Thursday and she had open houses the following two weekends while meeting prospective buyers at the house through the week. We had no sign or lock box so Tassa had to be present for all showings of which there were many and we always got a phone call from Tassa telling us how each showing went. When we got our offer it was within 2% of our asking price and she had vetted it thoroughly, recommending several changes that gave us added protection. As we went through the inspection process, Tassa's husband Don owns a construction company and he did all the repairs called out in the termite and house inspections which made the entire process even less stressful. Bottom line, Tassa was aggressive in marketing the house, handled all of the transaction related issues flawlessly, coordinated all of the repairs and was the intermediary in all communications between us, the buyers and the buyer's agent. While handling all of those tasks she kept us fully informed in a very prompt manner and was always available to answer our many questions. I would very definitely use her again should the need arise and would recommend Tassa to anyone looking to sell or buy a home.


—Bill and Heather Renschler

Tassa is utterly Amazing. I actually got Tassa by default. Best default that I have ever had. If I wanted to look at a house she was always there to show me. If I had a question no matter how big or how small, Tassa was there with an answer. I never felt unprotected with Tassa by my side. In my opinion best Agent and Representative that Lyon can have. -Jeane, Colfax CA (Buyer)


Meet Tassa Garland-Drake Your Auburn Realtor:  

Before Tassa started her career in real estate, she worked for Quanterra Environmental Services for 10 years and then computer software industry where she managed the Western Area Sale Administration for Serena Software International for the next 10 years. 

In 2008 Tassa decided to take a position as an unlicensed real estate assistant so see if she would enjoy a career in Real Estate. After realizing she LOVED Real Estate, 2009 she took her test and became an agent with Lyon.  Tassa is not only a Realtor, but she one of the respected Mentors for the new agents in coming at Lyon.  Tassa not only educates the Mentee’s but shares her many years of experience with them as well, to help ensure their success.

Tassa participates in lots of community events, from Families First, Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, Coats of Children, Theater and Arts to our local SPCA.  She is a huge proponent for children’s right and animal rights. Any given time you may see Tassa in the community serving for others.

Please click in the Testimonial tab to see what others have had to say about Tassa and her performance as a Realtor.  Give her a call, you will not be sorry!  916-300-7232