Top 10 Best Residential Real Estate Agents in Palm Springs, California
This ranking features the best residential real estate agents in Palm Springs. Just as real estate is organized into separate residential and commercial categories, for the most part real estate agents specialize by residential and commercial areas. The primary difference between residential and commercial real estate agents is that residential real estate agents are familiar with real estate for personal use, while commercial real estate agents are familiar with the commercial real estate areas.
Generally, residential agents represent sellers and/or buyers of single family, primary homes. Within the residential real estate arena, agents also engage in the following specialties: Selling second homes; selling newly built homes for a builder instead of an existing home owner; or representing investors in residential real estate, including homes, duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes.
Our methodology for creating this ranking began with identifying the residential real estate agents who are licensed realtors according to their regulatory jurisdictions. Then we ranked each real estate agent using the number of positive local reviews according to online real estate databases representing the majority of internet market share as a percentage of total online real estate market share. Each agent received a standardized score and was equally weighted. These scores were then added up to create this ranking.
Located in Palm Springs, California, Byron Lohman has earned the Accredited Buyers Broker (ABR) and Short-Sale and Foreclosure Specialist (SFR) designations from the National Association of Realtors, the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation to assist homeowners in difficult financial times and the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, considered by the industry as the Master's Degree of investment real estate. Lohman has 14 years of experience in Coachella Valley and 6 years in Beverly Hills/West Hollywood. His specialties include service as a buyer's agent, listing agent, short-sales, as well as architecture. A former Captain in the U.S. Air Force Space Division, Byron is well respected for his high ethical standards, trust, integrity and professional track record.
Located in Rancho Mirage, California, Montenegro has 13 years of experience in the area of residential real estate. He has been featured in major real estate media outlets including Palm Springs Life, LA Curbed, Daily Mail UK, Eichler Network, American Luxury, NBC Los Angeles, Chron News, and Locale Magazine. Specializing as a buyer's agent, listing agent, and the areas of relocation, property management, landlord, and architecture, Montenegro describes his work as "positively impacting peoples' lives and creating abundance around them."
Dan and Debi Valentino
Brother and sister team, Dan and Debi Valentino, have over 40 years experience in the real estate industry. Owners of the boutique brokerage firm Valentino & Valentino, the team emphasizes customer care in their delivery quality service that specializes in serving as buyer's and listing agent, as well as foreclosure and short-sales. "You'll receive our personal attention from start to finish and will not be passed off to an assistant," is their personal promise and commitment to customers.
Brady Sandahl achieved recognition as a top leader in Palm Springs-area residential real estate. Described as a second-generation real estate professional, Sandahl is qualified with a Master of Arts in Organization Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. He has closed over 450 real estate transactions and more than one-quarter billion dollars in desert-area real estate sales since having received his real estate license in 1994, and relocating to Palm Springs ten years later. In addition to working directly with clients, Sandahl works together with a hand-selected team of experts affiliated with HOM Sotheby's International Realty.
Stephanie Taylor is based in Palm Springs, CA. Qualified as a licensed Associate Broker with 10 years of experience, Taylor specializes as a buyer's agent, listing agent, and in the areas of relocation, and short-sale. "I'm an agent who loves the desert and is excited to be selling real estate in the Palm Springs area," she says.
The Gurney Group
Founded in 1998 by Jim Gurney, the Gurney Group has been dedicated to providing real estate service of exceptional quality to the Palm Springs community for over 19 years. Specializing as buyer's agent, listing agent, as well as relocation, and property management, the Gurney Group is proud of the personal touch the provide to customer care. "We don't have assistants. You deal with us directly and we're available to meet your needs anytime, day or night," they say. Services are available English and Spanish.
Located in Palm Springs, California, John White has earned a reputation as a top-rate seller according to online real estate databases and sales figures that place him near the top 1% of sellers in his area. A member of the National Association of Realtors, White has a distinguished professional career in sales that has culminated in his current success in residential real estate. Says a recent client "He is extremely professional with an impeccable attention to detail. He went above and beyond to help me and my husband sell our vacation home in Palm Springs. He made the process seamless and easy and was an absolute pleasure to work with."
John Litton is a Palm Springs residential realtor with the rare advantage of being a desert native. "Born in the desert, I have a genuine knowledge of the area," he says. Litton has 28 years of experience in the area of residential real estate based in Palm Springs. In addition to his deep knowledge of the ins and outs of the local desert community that only a native could possess, Litton specialties include service as listing agent, consulting, staging and photography.
Based in Palm Springs, California, Penn has over 20 years of experience, and specializes in the sale, purchase and exchange of mid-century modern & other distinctive homes and condos in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert areas. Penn is qualified as a member of the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors, and distinguished by attention to detail and innovative marketing strategies.
Sandra Quinn has been a top ranked real estate agent for over 10 years for Berkshire Hathaway. There she has earned a position on the Chairman's Circle for the last three years -- reserved for the top 1% of over 42,000 agents across the nation. Quinn has resided in Palm Springs since 1986 and began investing in property there in the 80s, which has given her deep experience in the local real estate market. Her specialties includes staging, marketing, and selling properties depending on the properties' needs.