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Cathi and Ben Walter: Desert Area Home Finder - Palm Desert, CA
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 33 reviews
 by Steve and Kathy Prough

Dear Cathi and Ben
Thank you so much for the spectacular completion of selling our home.
We found it very impressive the professional way you staged our home to provide a warm atmosphere. Bringing in your landscaper to refresh our yard was terrific.
You created a WOW factor on the first impression walking up to and through the front door.
The brochures and the professional video were very impressive and first in class.
After seeing the final product we joked and said to each other, “why are we selling?”
The contract negotiation and escrow period was managed very professionally.
At the end of the day the best measurement of success is you bringing us an offer $125,000 over our asking price.
All the best! Steve and Kathy

 by Don and Jan Jones Palm Desert / Saskatchewan Canada
Seven Palms

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 brought everything to a halt. However, the troubles caused by the pandemic did not deter Cathi. With mask and gloves in hand she did her utmost to make everything come together, and to our delight she brought us a great offer ……..wearing her mask, we accepted the offer and closed just 3 weeks later. She even delivered two dozen eggs to us when we were ordered to stay at home. Cathi went far beyond what we expected – we were very impressed with her market expertise, professionalism, enthusiasm and appreciated the special attention to the little things. We will definitely recommend Cathi to our friends and neighbors who want to buy or sell a home in the Desert.

Don and Jan Jones
Palm Desert / Saskatchewan Canada

 by A Dykstra – Indio
We had two interested buyers and they skillfully guided us

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 we were preparing to begin retirement. They prepared a comprehensive market analysis for us that contained many of the local comparables which helped us set the asking price. Their marketing program was awesome, it generated a lot of interest in our property. Within a few weeks we were receiving offers. We had two interested buyers and they skillfully guided us into an agreement with a 100% cash Buyer and 20 day Escrow. They kept the process moving along through Escrow and we closed This past Monday. We couldn’t be happier with the fantastic job Cathi and Ben did to represent us. My wife and I highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Coachella Valley.

A Dykstra – Indio

 by Dana Dedeluk – Calgary / Palm Desert
Takes the time to make sure she understands you as an individual client

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 family by listening to your needs and taking the time to make sure she understands you as an individual client. We highly recommend her and will use Cathi and Ben for any real estate needs in our future.

Dana Dedeluk – Calgary / Palm Desert

 by Philip L Heimbecker Indian Wells Palm Desert Calgary
Excellent Council

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 in Palm Desert for my brother and sister who recently relocated from Florida. Everyone embraces her! I should add that Cathi and Ben have courted my group through many millions of dollars of transactions and always carry through with assistance in so many areas after closings, with service above and our lives we have made many substantial real estate transactions, Cathi’s experience gives her the accolade.

Philip L Heimbecker Indian Wells Palm Desert Calgary

 by S Mahoney and S Gatherum – Palm Desert
Cathi’s guidance throughout the home selling process was amazing

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 time we have been involved with Cathi and Ben and I will use them in the future.

S Mahoney and S Gatherum – Palm Desert

 by Len VanDenboom – Wisconsin / Palm Desert
Absolutely the best Real Estate Professional I’ve ever done business with!

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 staged my house to look like a model. It looked so good, I told her we may want to stay after all! Cathi is a doer, I would recommend her to anyone who wants to sell their house without stress. She puts her client as her number one priority. She has outstanding customer relation skills and that carries over to potential buyers. She is a professional.

Len VanDenboom – Wisconsin / Palm Desert

 by Jim and Sue Punches – Monterey Bay and Now Palm Desert!
To be able to trust someone was very important to us

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 paperwork online while in Monterey Bay. Cathi even kept professional distance when we were deciding between the home that she listed and a similar home. She stated over and over that she wanted us to be happy with the sale. We constantly told each other and other people how comfortable we were with our realtor. To be able to trust someone to guide us through this process is very important to us. We would highly recommend Cathi and Ben for any real estate issue.

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

 by Joe and Barbaran Callaghan – Buena Park
Sold in 3 Days

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 sell and still give us fair value. The result was that we had a firm offer on our property within 72 hours of our first open house. During the entire 5-week escrow process, Cathi & Ben kept us informed of the immediate status as well as the next steps; in short, they exhibited commendable patience in helping us navigate through this complex process. This was particularly important considering we were operating from our primary residence 100 miles away. In short, they were a real pleasure to work with as we felt like we were all operating as one team. We recommend them without qualification to help future clients successfully market their desert homes.

Joe and Barbaran Callaghan – Buena Park

 by Debra Christoffers – San Francisco
I Would Not Consider Using Anyone Else Cathi and Ben Walter


… 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 became more difficult, Cathi became more creative, she always had her ear to the ground finding clever new and creative ways to keep our home front and center with Buyers.

Her attention to detail and creative marketing strategies brought me literally dozens of showings in a very tough market. It was a long haul and Cathi and Ben never gave up and worked seamlessly. Cathi’s past experience in Interior Design and Marketing bring a lot to the table. Ben’s engineering background give him the level of detail you want on your team.

I first met Cathi when interviewing agents to help my 85 year old father sell his home in Rancho Mirage. She took the time before the meeting to do the research on him and the property so she was able to best explain the landscape of the market place in Rancho Mirage to him in his terms.

After interviewing several agents, my dad knew she was the right person immediately, he hired Cathi and Ben and they sold his place in record time at a great price.

They went the extra mile selling both my parents home and mine and are still long after the sale.” I will own property again in the desert and I would not consider using anyone else.They are simply the best!”

Debra Christoffers – San Francisco

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