About Us

The Tiner Team

The Tiner Residential Division has been in the local real estate business for over 30 years. Each member of our excellent team brings valuable & relevant knowledge to the residential real estate experience. Call us at (916) 974-6000 or fax us at (916) 488-3700.


John W. Tiner 

CEO / Realtor
(916) 974-6003
License #00973197

John is owner and CEO of Tiner Properties Since acquiring his Real Estate license in 1987, John has earned the designation of GRI (Graduate of Real Estate Institute), and reached Masters Club production level for real estate sales. His management style is to hire excellent people and form their job duties around their best natural abilities. With nearly 3 decades of experience, John has become an expert in all aspects of property management, investment properties, and real estate sales. John regularly testifies and an expert witness in court as to rent values and has been a continuing member of NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) since 1994. As CEO, John maintains the Tiner culture of respect, professionalism, and excellence within his team, signs up new accounts, and sells investment real estate. John especially appreciates being able to work with both his parents & grown children in the family business. John especially appreciates being able to work with both his parents & grown children in the family business. When he is not working, he enjoys traveling, spending time with his grandchildren, ministry, woodworking, and playing racquetball.

Susan Runkle 

Residential Division Co-Manager
(916) 974-6020 
License #01147401

Susan has over 25 years of experience in property management. She is the Residential Division Manager and mentor to all the other property managers. In addition, she manages her own residential portfolio. Susan has a variety of skills that make her an expert property manager: Great judgment, a strong work ethic, the ability to handle many projects at the same time, a thorough understanding of property management law as well as maintenance and construction, and a talent for understanding both sides of a situation while keeping the owners best interest in mind. When Susan is not working, she enjoys reading & traveling. 

Amber Van Tassel

Property Manager
(916) 977-3538
License #01277617

After having already worked in the Real Estate industry for several years, Amber joined the Tiner team in 2006 as our Leasing Specialist. She was promoted to Assistant Manager, and ultimately became an Expert Property Manager. Amber's clients appreciate her cheerful demeanor and prompt responses to their needs. When Amber is not working, she enjoys travel, great friendships, and her beloved Beagles.

Krystal Tiner

Property Manager
(916) 974-6006
License #01876943

After learning fantastic customer service skills at Nordstrom's, Krystal Tiner joined the family business in 2009. She worked her way through all aspects of the office before becoming an Assistant Property Manager and ultimately an Expert Property Manager. She has proved herself to be an efficient, thorough, and smart manager. Her cheerful phone etiquette and competence leaves owners and tenants assured that they are dealing with a true professional. In her free time, Krystal enjoys time spent on the river, gardening and camping.

Melissa Watermolen 

Property Manager
(916) 974-6012

License #01910916

Melissa joined the team in 2001 as a Maintenance Coordinator. She is an excellent problem solver and has a bubbly personality that causes even stressed out people to be glad they are talking to her. As a licensed Assistant Property Manager to Susan Runkle, Melissa understands the importance of customer service and streamlining the relationship between owners and tenants. In her spare time, Melissa loves crafts, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Holly Wallis

Property Manager
(916) 974-6019
License #01977452

Holly joined the Tiner team in 2013 as the front desk receptionist and has moved up quickly due to her great skill set & work ethic. She was promoted to the Leasing Department, where she used her customer service and communication skills on a daily basis. Holly soon advanced to assistant property manager and took on the property management accounting system. Holly is now a full time Property Manager, Administrative & Leasing Supervisor, and Bookkeeper. Holly is dedicated and organized in her work and always keeps a smile on her face. In her spare time she enjoys the company of her friends and family, whether it is on a Disney vacation or quick trip to the store.

Sandra Pena

 Assistant Property Manager / Property Inspector 
 (916) 974-6000 

Sandra joined the Tiner Properties team after working in customer service for over 3 years. She worked at Edible Arrangements where she gained further experience in problem solving, along with phone etiquette and having a positive attitude. She is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. When she is not working she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and camping with her family.

Sheri Tiner

Head of Accounting
(916) 974-6002

Sheri was the cofounder of Tiner Properties with her husband (John L Tiner, Sr) in 1976. Sheri is multi-talented and knows all aspects of property management; however, her forte is meticulous bookkeeping. Everyone who works with Sheri finds it amazing that she can accomplish all she does, as well as she does, with a smile and such genuine peace and kindness. She is a joy to work with. When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her family (maybe that's why she works with so many of them too), and 2 dogs – Brook and Sierra.

Nessa Williams

Administrative Specialist
(916) 974-6004

Nessa worked in the banking industry for 8 years before becoming a customer representative for the Tiner banking account. The Tiner team was so impressed with her service that we hired her in 2011. She started with our Leasing Team and quickly moved into her forte as an administrative assistant. She assists in our office with new accounts, closing accounts, invoicing, work orders, utilities, billing, and continues to help out in leasing and the front desk from time to time. Nessa is enthusiastic, resourceful, helpful, and cheerful. In her spare time, Nessa enjoys the outdoors, flea markets, movies, her two dachshunds, and spending time with friends and family.

Sariah Rodney

Leasing Specialist
(916) 974-6017

Sariah started working for Tiner properties in early 2016. With 4 years of customer service experience, Sariah understands how to help clients in any way she can with a positive outlook, and a friendly demeanor. After working at a fast-paced job like Starbucks, she has a healthy sense of urgency when helping you in the process of leasing your new home. She enjoys time at the beach, poetry, and volunteering at the SPCA in her spare time.

Stephanie Reifschneider

Accountant / Bookkeeper 
(916) 974-6014 

Stephanie joined the Tiner Properties team in late 2016 with great enthusiasm! With over 7 years of customer service experience, Stephanie understands the importance of each request and making sure everyone’s needs are met. She completes all tasks with a sense of urgency and accuracy. In her spare time Stephanie enjoys camping and spending time outdoors. She has a major soft spot for animals, loves anything Disney and enjoys spending time with family.

Diana Raveica

Leasing Specialist
(916) 974-6004

Diana recently joined Tiner Properties after working several years in customer service and program coordinating. Diana loves working with people and staying organized. Her background working in the healthcare industry, freelance writing and real estate provide her a well-rounded set of skills. In her free time she love to travel, work out and discover new restaurants. She is a proud dog mom to a chubby 10 year old terrier.

Tom Benton

Leasing Specialist
(916) 974-6017

Tom recently joined Tiner as a part-time Leasing Agent and brings a great deal of experience serving customers in the high-tech industry. In the past several years he has developed a strong interest in real estate investing and property management. In his spare time Tom enjoys skiing, the ocean, playing music, and spectating at his kids many activities! This combination brings a valued asset to our leasing team!

Real Estate Sales

John L. Tiner 

Broker of Record / Realtor
(916) 974-6013
License #00548923

John is the founder of Tiner Properties, he and his wife Sheri began managing property in 1976. He has always been a top producer in Real Estate sales which is his area of specialty. John is a Life Member of the Masters Club which is held by less than 1% of all the Realtors in the Sacramento Association of Realtors. John is an expert negotiator a skill that saves his clients lots of money! Most all of his business is repeat and referral business and has been for many years happy clients just keep coming back and telling others about him. In his spare time he loves to play golf.

Jenny Hughes

(916) 974-6016
License #01428924

Jenny has been in the real estate & property management industry since 1997, specializing in selling residential real estate since 2004. She has successfully helped hundreds of buyers, sellers and investors with their real estate needs and surpassed Masters Club designation which places her in the top 2% of all Realtors. Jenny has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing with extensive education & experience in sales, marketing & negotiating. Jenny knows what it takes to market homes in the most appealing way with an ever changing online market presence including great photographs, attractive property descriptions and great marketing strategies. Jenny is an expert negotiator and fantastic communicator and keeps clients well informed throughout the entire marketing and escrow process. Her clients always receive an extremely high level of experience, expertise and professionalism. When Jenny is not working, she enjoys traveling, living an active lifestyle including running marathons, spending time with her twin sons and watching them play competitive soccer and baseball.