Real estate agents work hard to stand out in the crowded field. Many claim to be top producers, if not No. 1. As a service to our readers — and the local real estate industry — Palm Springs Life set out to identify the individual agents and teams who really top the charts in the Coachella Valley.

To produce this feature, the editors assembled the leadership of the two local real estate associations — California Desert Association of Realtors (CDAR) and Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors (PSRAR) — which provided MLS data showing sales volume for agents and teams in 2019. The magazine cross-referenced the data with Terradatum’s BrokerMetrics and verified the numbers with each agent’s broker/manager.

The numbers revealed Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group (Keller Williams Luxury) as the only team clocking more than $100 million in sales volume, while John Bomgardner (Bennion Deville Homes) was the only individual agent to clear $40 million.

Sandahl’s placement reflects his investment in coaching agents and his disciplined organization, which sells properties valleywide in a range of price categories. Bomgardner, a country club specialist in Rancho Mirage, built his business in and around Mission Hills Country Club.

In country club sales, the team at Bighorn Golf Club — Lorna Ball, Jacquie Burns, Tony Lennon, and Trevor Printz — was by far the top performer at almost $130 million, with runner-up Toscana Country Club registering $96.5 million.

Here, we present three lists: sales teams, individual agents, and onsite country club sales teams. We cut off the lists at $10 million in sales volume.

Palm Springs Life thanks Tricia Moore and Annette Coffey, executive directors of PSRAR and CDAR, respectively; Scott Newton, past president of CDAR and PSRAR; Tony Vaccaro, past president of PSRAR; George Rider, CDAR board member and past president of PSRAR; Todd Banks of HK Lane/Christie’s International Realty; and Randee Bayne of Palm Springs Life Homes. Each individual played an important role to ensure the accuracy of these lists.

— The Editors

Top real estate agents, real estate teams 2020


$100 Million and Higher

1. Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group (Keller Williams Luxury) Brady Sandahl, Chris Pierson, Lynn Mallotto, Michael Sullivan, and Kent Miller

$75 million to $99 million

2. Sandi Phillips & Associates (Compass) Sandi Phillips, Jon Caruana, Michael Caruana,
Brenda McKenney, Patty Bauer, Dina Hurtado, Karen Ahaesy, Gregorio Sandoval, Bridget Mullen, Heather Black
3. TTK Represents (Compass) Keith Markovitz, Todd Monaghan, Chris Menrad, Susan Canavan, and Rick Distel
4. Valery Neuman Real Estate (Compass)
5. Dave Kibbey & Associates (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty)
6. The Horne Team (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) Bob and Michael Horne

$50 million to $74 million

7. Brad Schmett Team (Brad Schmett Real Estate Group)
8. Jelmberg Team (Keller Williams) Gil Jelmberg, Penny Jelmberg, Joshua Jelmberg, and Christian Jelmberg
9. Antun Barbado Team (Desert Home Finders Inc.)
10. Team KUD Properties (Troy Kudlac, Ross Stout, Tyson Hawley, Gabriel Ortiz, Scott Jones, Kim Codding, Zach Kauffman, and James Stout)
11. Patrick Stewart Properties (Bennion Deville Homes) Patrick Jordan and Stewart Smith
12. Deirdre Coit & Associates (Compass)

$25 million to $49 million

13. The Lange Blea Team (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty) Marc Lange and Carl Blea
14. Kristen Murphy/Michael Walton (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty)
15. BBS Brokers Realty Bahareh Kamoei, Bita Kamoei, and Sara Kamoei
16. Lynda & Sharon Lumas (HomeSmart Professionals)
17. Robert & Tracy Real Estate Group (Bennion Deville Homes) Robert Downing, Tracy Boomer, Linda Herold, Yvonne Ida, and Craig Soto
18. The Balog Group (Compass) Doug and Marnie Balog, Maritza Desilets, Brock Berry, and Debra Platt
19. The Luxury Team of Signe Beck Inc. (Keller Williams Luxury) Signe Beck, Matt Stewart, Nicole Dibble, and Cindy Rice
20. Omni Group (Bennion Deville Homes) Ryan Pylypow and Constantine Kolytiris

21. The Louise Hampton Team (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) Louise Hampton and Steven Hannegan
22. Brad Nelson Team (Windermere Homes & Estates)
23. The Francis Team (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) Denise Francis
24. Bruce & Keith Blomgren (Bennion Deville Homes)
25. Sheri Dettman & Associates (Keller Williams Luxury) Sheri Dettman, Adam Cheng, Betsy Justice, and Jay Badger
26. Stanfield Real Estate (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty) Sean Stanfield, Craig Chorpenning, Kristi Kramer, Nick Collins, Joe Shoemaker, and Andrea Weingarten
27. Tom & Randy Properties (Douglas Elliman) Randy Issacs, Tom Scrocco, Kenny Taylor, and Cameron Gonzalez
28. The Leonardo Group (Keller Williams Luxury) Leonardo Montenegro and Marcio Baggio
29. Nelson Moe Properties (Compass) John Nelson and Cat Moe
30. Sandra Quinn Team (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) Sandra Quinn
31. The Briggs Group (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) Laurie and Tim Briggs

$10 million to $24 million

32. Will Cook Group (Keller Williams Luxury)
33. Gail Gallaudet & Associates (HK Lane/Christie’s International) Gail and Thomas Gallaudet
34. John Jay Group (Bennion Deville Homes)
35. The Munselle Group (Compass) Terri Munselle
36. Friends Group (Keller Williams Luxury) Julia Lawson
37. Byron Lohman Team (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) Byron Lohman, Michael McLean, Salomon Urguiza, and Tad Smith
38. Mike and Maria Patakas (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty)
39. The Hamilton Real Estate Group (Coldwell Banker Residential Realty) Dan Hamilton and Reuben G. Carrillo
40. Michael Bannister Group (Windermere Homes & Estates) Mike Bannister, Jane Bannister, George Bannister, and Mandy Bannister
41. Timothy McTavish Team (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty)
42. Angela Maciel-Gibbons (HomeSmart Professionals)
43. Team Michael (Keller Williams Luxury) Michael and Heath Hilgenberg
44. Dan & Debi Valentino (Valentino & Valentino Real Estate)
45. Tony Halton (Halton, Pardee & Partners)
46. Tobey/Greenwood Group (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty) Yasmin Tobey and Heather Greenwood
47. John & Ryan Real Estate Group (HK Lane/Christie’s International) John Moore, Ryan Cummings, Marco Galvez, Jaclyn Mahar, and Ilse Hernandez
48. DJR Palm Springs (Compass) David Whitworth, Romina Gil de Matos, and Jesse Huskey
49. The Yeoman Group (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) Steve Yeoman, Bob Chersky, and Brenda Fulmer
50. Team Larson (Keller Williams Luxury) Jeff and Kay Larson
51. The Bianco Group (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) James Bianco
52. John Sloan Team (Keller Williams Luxury) John and Paula Sloan, Chris Gelalich, and Chuck Draine
53. Marilyn Ford Properties (Bennion Deville Homes)
54. Seager Albert Team (Keller Williams Luxury) Gregory Albert
55. The Wills Group (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty) Rachel and Jillian Wills
56. Barbara Grant and Elaine Schultz (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty)
57. Scott Timberlake Team (Realty Trust)
58. Paige Macio- Smith/Mike Jeppson (HomeSmart Professionals)
59. Ted Jarvis/Alvin Greenwalt (Keller Williams Luxury)
60. Bergsma Triscari Group (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty) Chris Bergsma and Tom Triscari
61. Jesus Martinez Team (Realty World)
62. Sylvia Gaffney Team (Desert Sands Realty)
63. The Morgner Group (HomeSmart Professionals) Bill Morgner, Christine Felix, and Ron Marvin
64. Kathy Coulter (Coulter & Associates)
65. Marilyn & Roxanne Bauer (Bennion Deville Homes)
66. Darren J. Shay RE Group (Coldwell Residential Brokerage) Darren J. Shay and Timothy P. Benoit
67. Road Runner Realty (Keller Williams Realty) Serena Leiterman
68. Ahu Kocaballi RE Group (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty)
69. Sean Dittmer Group (Better Homes & Gardens/Leaskou) Sean Dittmer and Cameron Wortman
70. Brian & Kerri Sullivan (Keller Williams Realty)
71. Bernal Smith Group (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) Lucio Bernal and Jon Smith
72. Lucas Coronel Group (Hacienda Agency)


(at least $10 million in volume)

$40 million and Higher

1. John Bomgardner (Bennion Deville Homes)
2. Janine Stevens (Bennion Deville Homes)

$25 million to $39 million

3. Scott Lyle (Douglas Elliman)
4. Alex Dethier (Paul Kaplan Group/Bennion Deville Homes)
5. Carla Lehman (Premier Properties)
6. Rich Nolan (Compass)
7. David Emerson (Compass)

$10 million to $24 million

8. Kenny Jervis (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
9. Craig Conley (Bennion Deville Homes)
10. Roseanne Foxx Group (Bennion Deville Homes)
11. Cass Graff Radford (Bennion Deville Homes)
12. Krista Coyle (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
13. Jolie Leydekkers (Windermere Homes & Estates)
14. Fred Wilson (Capitis Real Estate)
15. Jennie Robinson (Bennion Deville Homes)
16. Joe Vetrano (Compass)
17. Scott Ehrens (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services)
18. Jeff Litton (HomeSmart Professionals)
19. Diane Flaherty (HK Lane/Christie’s International)
20. Alan Abell (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
21. Lori Ebeling (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
22. Scott Histed (Bennion Deville Homes)
23. Joan Macpherson (Bennion Deville Homes)
24. Judith Hamilton (HK Lane/Christie’s International)
25. Michael D. Fogarty (Bennion Deville Homes)
26. Greg Cosgrove (Bennion Deville Homes)
27. Ross Stout (KUD Properties)
28. Phyllis Cyphers (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty)
29. Emily Trust (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty)
30. Marilu Carroll (Premier Properties)
31. Jan Jacobsen (Bennion Deville Homes)
32. Rosa Marie Rodriguez (HomeSmart Professionals)
33. Stewart Penn (Compass)
34. Barbara Merrill (Bennion Deville Homes)
35. Cathy Muldoon (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty)
36. Mark Gutkowski (Bennion Deville Homes)
37. Daniel Ferretti (Bennion Deville Homes)
38. Darcey Deetz (Better Homes & Gardens, Leaskou)
39. Kerrie Balance (HK Lane/Christies International)
40. Beth Cummins (Compass)
41. Neil Curry (Black Label Real Estate Group)
42. Christine Nichols (Premier Properties)
43. Elaine Stewart (RE/MAX Desert Properties)
44. Jeff Blacker (Compass)
45. Judy Carneiro (Bennion Deville Homes)
46. Mary Marx (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
47. Anthony Maio (Bennion Deville Homes)
48. Richard Chamberlin (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
49. Traci Sadler (HomeSmart Professionals)
50. Luca Volpe (Realty Trust)
51. Ed Borguez (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty)
52. Carlo Lombardelli (RE/MAX Consultants)
53. Diadora Marcinkevicius (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
54. Jenell L. VanDenBos (Bennion Deville Homes)
55. Justin Smith (RE/MAX Consultants)
56. Camille Pfeiffer (Bennion Deville Homes)
57. Michael Adams (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
58. Janna Dixon (Bennion Deville Homes)
59. John Campbell (Keller Williams Luxury)
60. Robert Kalin (Keller Williams Luxury)
61. Mike Z. Haque (Bennion Deville Homes)
62. David Colin (HomeSmart Professionals)
63. Ron Bone (Windermere Homes & Estates)
64. Gregg Gard (California Lifestyle Realty)
65. John White (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
66. Alejandro Perez-Munos (Power Brokers International)
67. Mark Wise (Bennion Deville Homes)
68. Laura Arellano (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
69. Diane Clervi-Gillis (Bennion Deville Homes)
70. Kathleen O’Keefe Galigher (California Lifestyle Realty)
71. Holly Tait Markas (Holly’s Homes Desert Princess)
72. Niloo Shams (Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty)
73. Dan Thompson (Bennion Deville Homes)
74. Sherri Sacks (HomeSmart Professionals)
75. Niko Esposito (Paul Kaplan/Bennion Deville Homes)
76. Roger Joles (Bennion Deville Homes)
77. Scott Jones (KUD Properties)
78. Guy Prehn (Bennion Deville Homes)
79. Michael Valerio (HomeSmart Professionals)
80. Anne Alexander (Keller Williams Luxury)
81. Maureen Byrne (HK Lane/Christies International)
82. Matthew Reader (Paul Kaplan Group/Bennion Deville Homes)
83. Bradley Hudson (Paul Kaplan Group/Bennion Deville Homes)


(on-site sales offices)

1. Bighorn Golf Club
Bighorn Properties: Lorna Ball, Jacquie Burns, Tony Lennon, and Trevor Printz
2. Toscana Country Club
Andy Ford, Nicole Castrale, Dave Jenkins, and Dudley Latham
3. The Madison Club
Glenn Cassell
4. The Vintage Club
Vintage Club Sales/The Healy Group: John Healy, Jamie Shelton, and Carmen Wolfe
5. The Springs Country Club
Encore Premier Group (Bennion Deville Homes): Tom Bogle, David Tallman, and John O’Brien
6. Hideaway Golf Club
Bob Ravis
7. Rancho La Quinta
Joan Bardwell, Ron Roisum, and James Latta
8. Indian Ridge Country Club
Diane Williams, Heather Goldstein Wong, Frank Montiforte, Terrie Pena, and Allison Renz (Bennion Deville Homes)
9. Tradition Golf Club
Bill Albers Tradition Properties
10. Desert Horizons Country Club
Zwemmer Realty Group (Keller Williams Luxury): Rob Zwemmer, Bobbi-Lou Webb, Jennifer Kovalenko, Michelle Cope, and Rob Levy
11. The Club at Morningside
Corrine Zajac and Angela Fox-Martin (Bennion Deville Homes)
12. Trilogy at La Quinta
John K. Miller and James Blanton (Bennion Deville Homes)
13. Mission Hills Country Club
Steve and Geri Downs (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
14. Andalusia Country Club
Madelyn Ferguson and Tom Angone
15. Palm Valley Country Club
Teri Finley, Richard Marmion, and Brenda Devlin (Windermere Homes & Estates)
16. The Lakes Country Club Carter and Company:
Jennifer Carter
17. The Reserve Club
Tom Cullinan and Sandy Walton