Darell and Deb; BC, Canada

“Occasionally in life, you just get lucky. That is how we feel about meeting Elaine Stewart in 2009 after she helped some friends acquire a property in the Coachella Valley. Elaine spent time with us in 2009 and again in 2010 during our intermittent visits to the area at a time when we were interested but undecided about making a purchase. Elaine remained in contact, providing us updates on the market by email, with no certainty that we would actually decide to buy. That speaks to the genuinely helpful way in which Elaine works with her clients. At no time in this process did we feel any pressure from Elaine. In fact, we felt just the opposite — that she would not be happy unless we were happy. She was very patient with us, she understood that this was new for us and she was the consummate professional throughout the decision making period.

So, in early 2011, when we decided it was time to make a purchase, we let Elaine know that and the rest , as they say, is history. Elaine immediately helped us refine our search parameters, provided much advance information electronically to help us identify target properties and met us promptly upon our arrival in the Palm Springs area — with an extensive list of properties scheduled for our viewing. She knew just what we wanted and didn’t waste our time on properties that did not meet our criteria. At the same time, when we did some research and asked questions about other areas or communities or properties, Elaine was able to readily address these questions. Frankly, she simply knows the real estate market in the Coachella Valley. Elaine listened to us and proceeded accordingly. She gave us personal attention and tailored the viewing schedule to our wishes. We allowed five days to look at properties and were able to relax and enjoy the sun for the last two days!! And – we have never felt for one moment that we missed anything or could have done better. “