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Your #1 Online Resource for Real Estate in the Desert
Your #1 Online Resource for Real Estate in the Desert
Your #1 Online Resource for Real Estate in the Desert
Your #1 Online Resource for Real Estate in the Desert
Your #1 Online Resource for Real Estate in the Desert
51501 El Dorado Drive, La Quinta, CA 92253
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
$1,649,000
50245 Mountain Shadows Road, La Quinta, CA 92253
Beds: 3
Baths: 1 | 2
$1,349,999
77380 Vista Rosa, La Quinta, CA 92253
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
$2,495,000
81089 Monarchos Circle, La Quinta, CA 92253
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
$1,395,000
681 Red Arrow Trail, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Beds: 3
Baths: 3 | 1
$1,400,000
12150 Saint Andrews Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 | 3
$1,950,000
78220 Calle Cadiz, La Quinta, CA 92253
Beds: 3
Baths: 3
$1,495,000
80620 Via Portofino, La Quinta, CA 92253
Beds: 4
Baths: 5 | 1
$6,250,000
55140 Spring Creek Court, La Quinta, CA 92253
Beds: 4
Baths: 4 | 1
$1,495,000
45925 Manzo Road, Indian Wells, CA 92210
Beds: 4
Baths: 4
$1,300,000

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We know what an extraordinary commodity your home is - buying or selling a home can be one of the most important decisions you will make and having the right team on your side will make the difference. We are DesertAreaHomeFinder.com and Specialize in representing Home Buyers and Sellers in the Palm Springs Valley including Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio, and Palm Springs.

"We hear similar stories repeated in different ways from our clients; at first, they look forward to stolen weekends for golf and a relaxing getaway in the desert. Gradually, they start crafting new ways to spend more time here until it becomes clear... life just doesn't get any better than this."

Once that realization hits, the process of change begins. We’re here to help our clients throughout the home buying and home selling process with State of the Art Technology and Lifestyle Matching that’s Custom Designed Just for You. Our Cutting Edge Marketing Strategies and Home Staging Attract More Buyers for your Home. Give me a call today to find out how 760.218.5752

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Cathi & Ben

After a comprehensive market review, Cathi set plans in motion for selling our Home in Palm Desert with staging, professional photography and creative online marketing presentations. She was only able to have one open house when COVID -19 seemed to bring everything to a halt...

– Don and Jan Jones Palm Desert / Saskatchewan Canada

Many years ago when we bought our home in the Coachella Valley, we were fortunate to have found Cathi and Ben Walter to help us find the perfect home and guide us through the purchase. They were so good at getting us what we wanted, we decided to use them to sell our home as...

– A Dykstra – Indio

Cathi and Ben were referred to us by friends who had worked with them previously to buy a Winter Home in the Desert. Cathi helps ensure you’re making both a sound financial investment based on her extensive knowledge of the market, as well as the right decision for your f...

– Dana Dedeluk – Calgary / Palm Desert

In the last six years we have done three deals through Cathi, a great sale and two fabulous negotiated buys in Indian Wells and now Palm Desert. We are more than happy with her excellent council as we worked through each deal. Further she was instrumental in obtaining homes ...

– Philip L Heimbecker Indian Wells Palm Desert Calgary

Cathi’s guidance throughout the home selling process was amazing. She helped us stage the property and I think that closed the deal. Both Cathi and Ben went out of their way to help get papers signed as we were working and not always free to meet them. This is the second t...

– S Mahoney and S Gatherum – Palm Desert

I’ve purchased a number of properties over the years, but Cathi Walter was absolutely the best Real Estate Professional I have ever done business with! She gave me a complete picture of what the local real estate market was doing and what I could expect, then completely st...

– Len VanDenboom – Wisconsin / Palm Desert

We’ve bought and sold many homes in Northern California over the past 40 years, but we’ve never done it remotely before. Cathi and Ben were fabulous walking us step by step, answering our many questions, explaining loan specifications, and how to wade through all the pa...

– Jim and Sue Punches – Monterey Bay and Now Palm Desert!

From the outset, Cathi & Ben Walter, presented us with a very professional market analysis so that we could understand our property value with respect to previous and ongoing sales in our community. The result of that analysis was without a doubt they priced our property to ...

– Joe and Barbaran Callaghan – Buena Park

… I again hired Cathi to sell my own place in Rancho Mirage a couple of years later in a less desirable time. We went from a scenario of no one looking at our home to literally dozens of showings from the moment Cathi & Ben took over the marketing. As the market becam...

– Debra Christoffers – San Francisco

Cathi and Ben are a dynamic duo that you want to find your next home! We gave them a challenge and they came through with flying colors and found us a perfect second home in three days! Throughout the entire process, they kept us informed and we closed exactly as planned...

– Gary and Helen Gonsalves – Rancho Mirage

“We’ve sold 5 homes; never have we had a better experience than when we chose Cathi Walter as our Real Estate Professional! We can actually say that the entire experience of the sale of our home was a pleasant one! Cathi is thorough, conscientious and knowledgeable. ...

– Rachel and Steve Paradise – Palm Desert

Cathi and Ben Walter were great to work with. Cathi gave us great feedback on some small, cost effective updates we should add to our landscape and interior to help the house show better. She then came in and took great photos of the house for the listing. She did a fant...

“We met Cathi Walter at an open house; we gave her our Wish List including size, location, and budget then Cathi took us shopping. You can never go wrong with a knowledgeable and very professional agent. Cathi and Ben Walter were accessible from the beginning of our se...

– Natalie and Bill Reed – Indian Wells

“Cathi and Ben are dedicated and take a personal interest in their clients, who feel more like friends. Cathi sold our home in 7 days AND we used her to purchase another home in the following 7 days. Cathi showed us homes which met our criteria and didn’t waste any o...

– Greg and Delyn Meyers – Palm Desert

“I recently purchased my first home and I could not be happier with the help we received from Cathi and Ben Walter. They were pleasant when we were picky, and they were always diligent in researching each property. They were personable and always took the time to explai...

– Matt Ennis – Los Angeles

“We found Cathi’s knowledge of the market very impressive, she kept us informed about what was going on and what to expect next. Cathi and Ben are both professional and personable, they walked us through the entire buying process making it all seem quite easy and reall...

– Mike and Debbie Mueller, Palm Desert

“We were so impressed with your professional approach…it was never about what couldn’t be done, but what you could and did do for us to find the perfect place in the desert, Thank you.” Glen and Erin Rumpel – La Quinta

– Glen and Erin Rumpel – La Quinta

“You did it again! When I decided to move back to the desert after you sold my home in Palm Desert two years ago – you were my first call. I already knew you were the right one for the job – you know the market, streamlined our search & made the process simple & stra...

– Connie and Richard Randolph – Palm Desert

“Just a little note to thank you both for making our dream a reality. Jim & I have made over 13 real estate transactions over the years and both agree, you are the BEST agents we’ve ever dealt with. Your solid business and marketing strategies are apparent in the result...

– Jim & Kathy Lowe – Indian Wells

“An outstanding Real Estate experience begins with an outstanding Agent, You made it all happen and made it look easy. Cathi, from marketing our home to sell, finding our next dream home and negotiating the best deal ever…… the transition between the two was smooth a...

– Phil & Gayadelle Heimbecker – Indian Wells

“I can’t believe you made it work! I thought for sure the deal was lost but you saved it” Thank You! Dennis and Nancy Phillips – Rancho Mirage

– Dennis and Nancy Phillips – Rancho Mirage

“It was such a pleasure working with you, we just love our new house!” Ed and Cathy Whitehead – Palm Desert

– Ed and Cathy Whitehead – Palm Desert

“We dreaded selling our house, but you actually made it a pleasant experience, thank you.” Cliff and MaryJo Baker – Palm Desert

– Cliff and MaryJo Baker – Palm Desert

“Cathi and Ben Walter one of the finest Realtors I know. She approaches each client and each situation with professionalism, dedication and the knowledge to get the job done. As a title provider for over 15 years I appreciate Cathi’s level of competence in understan...

– Tina Bates Equity Title

“We are so happy with our new home and how smoothly everything went; we wanted to let you know.” Confidential – Palm Springs

– Confidential – Palm Springs

“…..Once we got serious, Cathi went through the steps of eliminating any doubts in our mind. We narrowed down the area, then the fun began – she helped us get a great home at a great price. We’re new to the desert and really appreciate how we can still count on Cath...

– Bruce and Trish Hutcheon – Palm Desert

“Cathi was and is a treasure to us, being from Canada, we knew nothing about buying real estate in the US. Cathi was very knowledgeable, eager to explain and has continued supporting us long after our closing and returning to Canada. Cathi & Ben went beyond the beyond, w...

– Dino and Sylvia Gabriele – Palm Desert

“…Tough Negotiator” Bill Haines – Palm Desert

– Bill Haines – Palm Desert

“You were on our team every step of the way – you knew what to look for and checked every detail as we went along. Pierre and Kathryn Letellier – La Quinta

– Pierre and Kathryn Letellier – La Quinta

“You were professional, tough, and seemingly easy going, all at the right moments . . .what a pro.” Connie Horner – Palm Desert

– Connie Horner – Palm Desert

“WOW, you handled everything!” Gary and Ilona Garton – Rancho Mirage

– Gary and Ilona Garton – Rancho Mirage

“Before it was over, you had both the Seller AND the Seller’s agent eating out of your hands” Tim Harris – Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage

– Tim Harris
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