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Palm Desert Real Estate Agents

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  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Karen K.
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I have known Jamie for over 20 years. I have hired her as my Realtor in both a buyer and seller capacity....I am also a lender who has partnered with her on many transactions over the years. Jamie is the consummate professional. She goes above and beyond for each and every client. She treats all like family! I highly recommend her Real Estate services! You will LOVE working with her!

  • 40 years in business
Mel M.
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Greg is very experienced at his work. He is dependable and does very good work and is great to with. He worked for me completing a house in Desert Hot Springs. His work was completed timely and was quality work. I will hire Greg again when I have new construction work to start, or work to complete. Mel McColloch Agent Estate Financial, Inc

Bill F.
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Despite the mayor challenges faced through the process of getting our new home; everything worked out perfect with Elaina's assistance and we regret not knowing her any sooner. The Francos.

  • 11 years in business

My superior customer service and negotiation skills give my clients the winning edge when it comes time to sell or purchase what is essentially the largest investment most people make throughout their lives.

Helen M.
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Leslie is very professional, patient,reliable, dependable and a honest realtor. I saw the love for her career when she asked me to get some rest and think whether I wanted to put an offer on my first house,there was no pressure to buy till I found what I wanted.

Stonemark Group
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mark & his staff found me a viable tenant within a month which was shorter than I was expecting. Although the relationship is still very new I'm optimistic that it will work out to our mutual satisfaction.


We specialize in the desert communities and the Inland Empire. We are a full-service real estate brokerage, and have over 15 years of brokering, listing and selling real estate.


Every agent will say that he or she is client focused, the best, etc.; however, the Mr. Murrieta team has been performing in the top 5% since day one through all kinds of markets. We focus in Murrieta and Temecula and know it down to the bones from schools, tax rates, and community benefits. You will not find a better agency to work on your behalf. As a broker, Mr. Murrieta, has an international business degree, employs agents, and enjoys wonderful client referrals. Let him work for you today with direct contact and a strategy that meets your goals!


I'm a FULL time agent with 12 years of experience and have been involved in over 250 transactions.


We are a professional real estate company that specializes both in buyers and sellers. Our services are guaranteed and we are confident that you will be satisfied. If you are not satisfied, you can cancel our contract, no questions asked.


Wouldn't you want to have an agent with a background in accounting, teaching and selling real estate? Oh, and bilingual too! That is what you will get when you allow Nelva Crawford to represent you. Experienced in every kind of real estate sales, Nelva Crawford has done short sales since the early 90's. In addition, she does standard sales, and land and commercial sales. Her support group is comprised of a financial advisor, financing providers, escrow services, and nationwide referral service to agents that offer the same kind of services if you need to relocate. Nelva Crawford is also an accredited professional staging real estate agent. This service is complimentary to you. Nelva Crawford’s clients have a sense of comfort the minute they start working with her due to her ability to explain the real estate business to them in a very easy way, and her willingness to guide them before, during and after a transaction is done. Call her today for a free consultation.


I am a local Realtor servicing all of southern Riverside and San Diego counties. Are you looking to buy or sell? I can help!


I provide transaction coordinating services for real estate professionals in California and Arizona. I will take care of all your real estate transaction needs. I comply with escrow, DocuSign, and file processing.


Second generation Realtor. Let me help you sell your Desert home & Find your next home. Experienced in how to help you achieve your Real Estate goals.


My husband and I assist people who are buying or selling their home. We offer competitive fees. Give us a call only if you want to be treated with respect and like returned phone calls.


I specialize in real estate new home sales, re-sales, leasing and property management. I write contracts and negotiate contracts. I offer complimentary assessment of your property's current value if you are thinking of selling. Call me with your questions!


Kimberley Kelly is a short sale expert, servicing both buyers and sellers in the Palm Springs and La Quinta real estate markets. With more than 11 years of experience and hundreds of closed transactions, Kimberley is the go-to real estate agent for the Palm Springs Valley!


I am a former IRS agent. I work on real estate matters, wills, trusts and probate. I have 40 years of experience and 25 years in the desert.


I do full-service residential home sales. I am a buyer's and seller's agent from 20k mobile homes to multimillion dollar estates. I am currently ranked in the Top 5 Realtors in Palm Springs out of 2,200. I have closed 9M in sales in June and July 2012.


Cal Realty America has been in the Southern California Real Estate market for the last 30 years. With multiple generations, we have the experience in listing and buying real estate. Are you looking for a company that knows the ups and downs of the market? Cal Realty America is the paramount.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I am a real estate broker with more than 16 years of experience. I’m specializing in residential and income properties. I have a prior building background, so I feel I can warn buyers of the pitfalls of problem properties.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a real estate agent do?

Real estate agents help their clients buy, sell, and rent commercial and residential properties. There are also real estate agents that sell industrial and agricultural real estate, but the majority sell residential properties. To become a real estate agent, you must be at least 18 years old, successfully complete real estate courses, and pass a real estate exam. Be sure to check for any required licensing, too. Often real estate agents will earn 5 percent to 6 percent of the total home sale price for their work in representing their client. Typically this commission is split equally between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Here is an overview of what a real estate agent does, according to the United States Department of Labor:

  • Represent clients who are looking to buy, sell and rent properties.
  • Stay knowledgeable about regional real estate prices, mortgages, market conditions and related information, and advise clients accordingly.  
  • Determine competitive market prices by comparing properties.
  • Create and publicize lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features.
  • Market properties through advertisements, open houses and listing services.
  • Show prospective buyers or renters properties.
  • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
  • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
  • Ensure that all terms of purchase contracts are met.
  • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements and deeds.

What's the difference between a real estate broker and an agent?

Real estate agents and real estate brokers both help clients buy, sell, and rent residential and commercial properties. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, real estate brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Real estate agents cannot have their own real estate office and must work under a broker. Real estate brokers often have real estate firms and employ real estate agents. Those real estate agents may be employees of the firm, or they may work on contract and earn part of any commission they bring into the firm.

If you are a homeowner ready to sell or a buyer in the market for a new home, either a real estate broker or a real estate agent can help you achieve your goal. What is more important than their title is their track record and client success stories. When interviewing real estate agents or brokers to help you buy or sell a home, ask about their recent sales history as compared with the original listing prices. If you’re selling a home, ask how they would market your home and what price they would list it at. Whether you hire an agent or broker, you want a professional who will have your best interests at heart.

What should you look for in a real estate agent?

When you’re hiring a real estate agent you want to find a qualified pro who can negotiate the best deal for your home — whether you’re buying or selling. Reading reviews will help you weed out obvious bad operators; you want to work with someone who treats their clients with fairness and respect. That said, you also want someone who can play hardball and maximize your real estate deal. Ask for references from recent clients, and be sure to call them.

Experts encourage you to interview more than one prospective real estate agent before hiring. A home sale or home purchase is a big deal — sometimes the biggest deal in a person’s life — and you want to find an agent who will work hard for you. In today’s market, having a real estate agent who is social media savvy and has an attractive online presence is critical. Ask the agent how they plan to market your house. Review their listings, and ask yourself if they have professional photos with homes that are professionally staged. If the answer is no, they might not have the marketing savvy you’re looking for. Ask what price they would list your house at and why. Pay attention to how they communicate with you during your initial interviewing phase. Are they too busy to respond for several days? Are they clear and helpful? This information is a clue to how they’ll engage during the entire process.

What do real estate agents charge?

Real estate agents typically don’t charge a set rate to their clients, but rather earn a commission on the price of the final home sale. In traditional real estate, there is a buyer’s agent and a seller’s agent. The two agents receive 5 percent to 6 percent of the final home sale price and split it evenly, meaning they each earn roughly 2.5 percent to 3 percent of the total home sale. If you are a home seller, you may have fees associated with the sale that are above and beyond the commission the agents earn. The real estate agent may have you pay marketing fees, MLS fees, early cancellation fees, or more. Always ask pricing details before signing a contract so you clearly understand your financial obligations. Here are some of the average (and common) costs that can arise when selling a home:

  • Home inspection: $200-$350 or more, depending on region.
  • Home appraisal: $250-$400 or more, depending on region.
  • Professional real estate photography: $275-$550 or more, depending on photographer, square footage of house, and special requests like sunset shots.
  • Closing costs: Often split between the seller and buyer. An average range for the buyer to pay is between 3 percent and 4 percent, with the seller paying a lower fee at 1 percent to 3 percent of the home’s price.
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