Cedar Creek Realty Hits Record Sales in First Year Under New Owners

CCRlogoBeth Parker & Kelley Stellar, owners of Cedar Creek Realty, Inc. of Arnold, California, announces it is the #1 office in gross sales per agent for 2014 (and continuing through the first week of March 2015) according to Multiple Listing Service figures. Their sales volume exceeds the closest competitor by more than $2 million per agent and is over 50% higher than the third ranking company.

The news marks the one-year anniversary of the change in ownership from Doug and Carrie Shinn to Beth Parker, who helped co-found the independent real estate business in 2004, and Kelley Stellar, who joined the firm the following year.

beth2013“We’ve had a great ‘first’ year of ownership,” says Parker. “The transition was seamless. We’ve expanded, adding three new agents with solid experience and knowledge of the mountain lifestyle and market. The future is bright as our home values continue to improve steadily and sales activity is brisk.”  

agent-kelleyStellar adds, “A better economy in general keeps our vacation rentals full, we have the largest program on the mountain and it is thriving in these times.  We have built both sides of the business to keep us in the forefront no matter the emphasis of the market.”


Both owners are real estate brokers and their business backgrounds blend well to cover all aspects of the real estate business in the Sierra. Co-owner Kelley Stellar developed her real estate expertise in the vacation rental and property management industries and later expanded to home sales in the Ebbetts Pass area. She moved to Arnold in 1999, joined the Cedar Creek team in 2005 and has been actively involved in community, school and youth sports activities. Prior to that, Stellar lived in Baja California, Mexico, starting and running a successful fishing charter business with her husband.

Parker’s background includes more than two decades of experience in corporate and business marketing for developers, publishers and other businesses. Prior to moving to Arnold in 1995, she had launched her own successful marketing company, specializing in business development and change management. She later teamed with the Shinns to open Cedar Creek Realty, earning her agent and broker licenses along the way. She lives the mountain life and all that it entails from skiing to camping and kayaking.

Doug Shinn retired at the end of 2013 after 30 years of service while his wife Carrie continues as a highly successful realtor with Cedar Creek, our highest producing agent in 2014. New to the firm in the past year are Chris Reichle, and Gary and Suzanne Paris. Reichle, with an expansive professional background in property management, leasing, lending, and real estate sales, is able to cover all aspects of helping people find or sell a home. She is married to Bob Reichle, head golf pro at Sequoia Woods Country Club in Arnold.

Gary Paris and his wife Suzanne Paris joined Cedar Creek Realty with an impressive sales record, reputation for outstanding customer service and a deep appreciation for the community. Gary has been a broker since 1981, and Suzanne has 30 years’ experience with a busy Bay Area title company.

They join realtor Toby Jordan, a true native of the Ebbetts Pass area, who has years of affiliation with Cedar Creek. Before becoming a real estate agent, Jordan had more than a decade in property and resort management with an emphasis on customer service and client satisfaction.

Cedar Creek’s support staff also contributes to the record-setting numbers. The two Program Managers are Ashley Ballard, who provides valuable escrow coordination, and Teresa Dozier, who handles everything from reservations to repairs with vacation and full-time rentals. Chloe Miller is the Office Manager and coordinates marketing for the successful real estate business.