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Meet Cathi and Ben

Cathi Signature BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, Sales and MarketingCathi has been in Marketing & Sales 30 + years. Some of her Marketing experience includes National Account’s Manager for a Fortune 500 Company expanding Market Share across the United States, then on to Custom Home Design and Construction as Lead Interior Designer and Project Manager for Some of the Desert’s most Prestigious Addresses including across the Western United States.

Currently, Cathi brings her wealth of Marketing Experience to her passion, Real Estate. She works closely with her clients on their most precious asset, their home. With Cathi’s strong background in Marketing and Design, she brings the full package to the table for her clients who want to Sell their home quickly for top dollar or find their next perfect home in the desert.

You will hear Cathi say, “If it’s important to you, it’s important to us”. It’s the way she does business and what drives her Let’s Make It Happen attitude.

Cathi specializes in Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, La Quinta, Indio and Palm Springs.

To schedule a consultation for your Real Estate needs, you can call or text Cathi directly at 760.218.5752 or Email Cathi(at)DesertAreaHomeFinder(dotted)com.

ben CLIENT SERVICESBen owned and operated an Engineering and Construction Business for more than 40 years. He brings the attention to detail and inside knowledge necessary to keep their transactions on track and moving smoothly throughout the closing process. Ben will oversee Transaction Management, Document Review, Escrow Oversight, Inspection, Disclosure, Field Coordination and Client Consultation.

You can call or text Ben at 760.218.5751 or email: Ben(at)DesertAreaHomeFinder(dotted)com.

Property Watch ServicesCathi & Ben have an extensive list of property watch referrals that offer a wide menu of services from weekly visits to check on their client’s property to full housekeeping & oversight, depending upon your needs.

Concierge ServicesA complete resource available for Cathi & Ben’s clients from Golf Clubs, Restaurants, Entertainment to Home Maintenance.

EscrowEscrow is always a clients choice and Cathi & Ben work with the Best in the industry.

The Bennion Deville affiliate, Coachella Valley Escrow has some of the most experienced Escrow Officers in the industry and provide a wide range of services.

Foresite Escrow – Joylene Diener has long been one of the leaders in the industry and provides superior service to their clients.

TitleTitle is also a clients choice, and based on past experience, rates, and service – Cathi & Ben have found two title companies to be top notch in their field.

Equity Title – Tina Bates, Tina goes the extra mile for her clients which has made her top in her field. Tina has over 40 years and is an important asset to Cathi & Ben’s team of professionals.

First American Title – Peggy Sue Lane, has been an executive in the title industry since 1987. With more than 25 years serving the southern California real estate and development communities.


United Mortgage – Dean Rathbun, Obtaining a mortgage loan is one of the most significant decisions you will ever make; it’s important that you have an experienced advisor to help you every step of the way. Dean is an experienced mortgage broker that will look at all the options available to buyers both domestic and international.

Rinker Financial – Lane Rinker perennial award-winning broker, “We’re all about making it easier and quicker for someone to achieve the dream of owning a home or reducing their mortgage”


Cathi & Ben have a several Home Inspection companies they work with and can recommend. All are either C.R.E.I.A., A.S.H.I., or H.I.F. certified home inspectors and all are highly qualified to perform thorough home inspections on a timely basis.


Critical to the discovery process is a thorough pest inspection, testing for possible problems due to termites or other wood born pests.
Frazier Pest Control
Rudy’s Pest Control


Every home needs a little repair at some point, Cathi & Ben have resources from handyman repairs to General Contractors for Home Remodels.

A Personal Note from Cathi & Ben:
“ We are very careful about selecting the members of our team and know that our reputation depends upon the high level of service that our team provides. You may rest assured that our team has been selected to provide you with the peace of mind that you deserve. If it’s Important to You, it’s Important to Us.”In an effort to maintain the highest level of service providers – we want your feedback!If you have used one of service providers noted above, please drop us a line – we count on your input.”

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A Tradition of Success:

  • Over 30 Years of Marketing Success.
  • In Excess of $100 million in real estate sales
  • One of the Desert’s Top sales team’s ranked by The Desert Sun
  • International Diamond Society for top performance
  • Luxury Real Estate Sales leading team
  • Ranked among the top 3% of Desert Agents.

Proud to be Affiliated with:

  • Past Director – California Desert Association of Realtors
  • Past State Director – California Association of Realtors
  • Professional Standards Committee
  • Members – National Association of Realtors
  • Members – California Association of Realtors
  • Members – Desert Association of Realtors
  • Members – Previews International Luxury Home Marketing
  • USAA / Cendant Mobility / Affinity – Corporate & Government Relocation Specialists
  • Palm Desert Chamber of commerce
  • Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
  • Indian Wells Chamber of Commerce
  • La Quinta Chamber of Commerce
  • Women’s Council of Realtors
  • MLS Committee
  • top featured properties for Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells
  • Google / Yahoo SEO top placement

Services we Provide:
Residential Real Estate – Expert Representation for Home Buyers and Sellers
Certified Relocation Specialist for Corporate & Government Relocation
IRS Section 1031 – Exchanges for Reinvestment
Proposition 60 – Property Reappraisal Exclusion for Seniors
Proposition 90 – CA Property Tax Base Transfer
Buying or Selling Property in a Trust
Property Acquisition through an IRA
Property Valuations for Estate Planning