Ming Poon

As a father, professional photographer, and mountain athlete, Ming knows and loves Tahoe on many levels and can’t wait to share that knowledge and passion with his clients.

Ming moved from Vermont, where he grew up, to Lake Tahoe for college, where he studied management and international business at Sierra Nevada College. After graduating, he started shooting photos of his friends snowboarding and rock climbing and also appeared in front of the lens himself, learning snowboard photography from the athlete’s perspective.

When his father died unexpectedly, Ming, then 27 years old, had a choice to make: help run his family’s international trading business in their native Hong Kong or keep adventuring in the mountains. He chose to help his family. Ming moved to China for five years to help run a microelectronic trading business across global lines. He learned to speak Mandarin on the job and gained experience across various fields of international business. But he longed for clean air, fresh water, snow-covered peaks and the mountain lifestyle he’d grown to love in Tahoe. His number one motive for the next chapter in his life was to live where he wanted to live and do the work he wanted to do.

After returning home from living abroad, Ming created a successful media production company, won prestigious photography awards and had his work published in national magazines. That’s also when he began his adventure in real estate by finding, purchasing and remodeling his home in Tahoe City, where he now lives with his wife and son. Through his many experiences and travels, Ming understands the value of a good home base. He has a great passion for helping others find their perfect home to support their dream lifestyle in Tahoe.

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“Ming was my go-to riding partner for years before he picked up a camera because of his mountain skills, motivation, and up-for-anything attitude. Watching him dive into photo and video projects has been awesome to see. His commitment to the craft, coupled with his ability to get a camera to places few can get to have made him a go-to cameraman for me.”

Jeremy JonesFounder of Jones Snowboards and Protect Our Winters.

“A photographer’s job isn’t just to push a button, it’s to find the story, then figure out how to artistically and accurately compose, expose, and capture that story—often times in a matter of seconds, clinging to an ice covered ridgeline. Ming does all this, consistently delivering work on time that exceeds expectations.”

Mike LorenzArt director, Backcountry Magazine

“Ming’s creative vision is innate, but it’s his work ethic that sets him apart. He’s sent me more sunrise photos than every other photographer combined. That takes work. And dedication. And a desire to Get The Shot. He’s also fun to talk to, easy to work with, and one of the nicest guys you’ll meet.”

David ReddickDirector of Photography, Powder Magazine

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December 2021 Tahoe-Truckee Market Update

December 2, 2021
Elements of saturation are becoming evident as the Tahoe-Truckee real estate market tapers into an early winter. Price fatigue has undoubtedly set in as sellers have continued pricing along a meteoric curve while buyers, still quite active by any ordinary standard, have begun to apply some measure of discipline in making purchasing decisions.

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November 2021 Tahoe-Truckee Market Update

November 1, 2021
Elements of saturation are becoming evident as the Tahoe-Truckee real estate market tapers into an early winter. Price fatigue has undoubtedly set in as sellers have continued pricing along a meteoric curve while buyers, still quite active by any ordinary standard, have begun to apply some measure of discipline in making purchasing decisions.

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