Tina Starling-Dennis

I was born in the South but migrated to California as a young girl with my Mom and sisters. Great life in “the dorm”.  I attended Santa Teresa High and then DeAnza college while working in aerospace. Needing a bit of a pick-me-up in pace, I entered the fast-paced industry of high-tech startups and learned a lot about planning efficiently, hard work, and also about a multitude of cultures.

I had never thought of myself as a sales person, but I have always loved beautiful and unusual homes, painting and decorating, gardening and planning landscapes. Selling houses was natural because buyers are self-motivated, just needing guidance most of the time. My clients are the best part of my day because they appreciate my hard work and the results of their new, happy homes.

There is always room to grow in this industry, especially with the changes in technology and law.  This has kept my job interesting, even though the fast pace of my past career is behind me now.  The opportunity to help people find a home they love, or sell a home they have loved for the next stage in their life, has been very rewarding and I look forward to many more years of this career I love.

Q&A with Tina Starling-Dennis, Realtor with Gold Country Modern

How long have you called Amador County home?

I have lived in Pioneer for 13 years. My husband and I decided to call this our home after visiting his family for four years and falling in love with the beauty, peace and quite, and the slower, friendlier way of life. We’ve been happier ever since.

How long have you been a Realtor in Amador County and what (real estate related) accomplishments are you most proud of?

I became a realtor within a year of moving to Amador County. My previous positions in high-tech turned out to be the best training to bring together sellers and buyers, and to see the project from start to finish. Having taught in the past, I can identify with people from various backgrounds and areas of the country. I love that I’ve been able to help so many first time buyers, and that I was able to serve our Association at the State level.

Sell us.  Why Amador County?

Amador County is unspoiled and breathtakingly beautiful! There are so many things to do and see, and a rich history can be found everywhere in the gold country. Housing prices are reasonable so you have a better quality of living than in other areas of our state.

Give it up.  Where is your favorite secret (or not so secret) destination in Amador County?

I love to go to Lake Tabeau.  It’s peaceful and you always have a little surprise of nature to take in; deer, turkeys, eagles, trout jumping, foxes and sometimes bobcats.  I have to admit that the wine region is one of my get-aways as well. Join a wine club or 2 and you’ll have a great excuse to take in the area’s fantastic Zinfandels and Barberas more often.

Complete this sentence: In my free time....

In my free time I take care of my chickens and garden. I would love to expand the coop and my crops, but that will come later. Right now I’m happy with my girls, their eggs, and the bounty we get form our garden to share with neighbors and friends. 

Meet Tina Starling-Dennis, Gold Country Realtor

Contact Tina

Contact Tina Starling-Dennis, Realtor at Gold Country Modern Real Estate, at 209-304-3301 for your Amador County & Sierra Foothills real estate needs.

Current Homes for Sale
City # Price Range
Pine Grove 22 $15k - $799k
Pioneer 36 $24k - $1.3m
Volcano 8 $225k - $1.0m
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City # Price Range
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Ione 38 $110k - $965k
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