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The Desert’s Top Sellers

Palm Springs Life salutes the top residential real estate agents and sales teams in the Coachella Valley.

Steven Biller Current PSL, Home & Design, Real Estate

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The pandemic-era spike in home sales has been a boon for the real estate agents who win the listings for coveted homes in the Coachella Valley. As homebuyers seeking wide-open spaces and easy living flocked into the desert, prices soared and inventory shrank to record levels, and properties changed hands at breakneck speed.

As a service to our readers, Palm Springs Life partners with California Desert Association of Realtors and Greater Palm Springs Realtors Association to secure and verify data to produce the magazine’s annual list of top agents and teams selling residential properties.

Our methodology includes cross-referencing MLS with Terradatum’s BrokerMetrics analytics software and verifying the data with each agent’s broker and manager. The Coachella Valley has almost 4,000 agents and teams; our report recognizes the top 4 percent.

We thank Scott Newton and Chris Anderson (Bennion Deville Homes), George Rider (Compass), and Todd Banks (HK Lane) for each playing an important role to ensure the accuracy of these lists, which were compiled by Randee Bayne of Palm Springs Life Homes.

Here, we present three lists in alphabetical order by first name: individual agents, sales teams, and on-site country club sales teams.

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PLATINUM CIRCLE

Over $200 million

Brady Sandahl Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Luxury)
Brady Sandahl, Lynn Mallotto, Cheryl McKeon, Mark Merkle, Chris Pierson, Jan Ray, Michael Sullivan, Frankie Alvarado, Tony Estrada

Valery Neuman Real Estate (Compass)

GOLD CIRCLE

Over $100 million

Bill & Amy Albers
(Double Eagle Real Estate)

Brad Schmett Group
(Brad Schmett Real Estate Group)
Brad Schmett, Jacqulyn Stanton, Felipe Hernandez, Gina Nestande, Jan Leibole, Lisa Banks, Norman Williams

Carla Lehman
(Premier Properties)

Dave Kibbey & Associates
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)
Dave Kibbey, Nyla Patzner, Galina Tucker, George Valkenburg

DW & Associates
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Diane Williams Baxter, Allison Renz, Heather Goldstein Wong, Terrie Pena, Frank Montiforte, Barry Goldstein, Katie Pipitone, Kristine Kidd

Encore Premier Group
(Bennion Deville Homes)
John O’Brien, Tom Bogle, David Tallman, Leslee Effler, Sandra Armando, David Cardoza, Denise Chlouber, Brendan Rome

Janine Stevens
(Bennion Deville Homes)

PS Properties
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Patrick Jordan, Stewart Smith

Sandi Phillips & Associates
(Compass)
Sandi Phillips, Jon Caruana, Michael Caruana, Brenda McKenney, Gregorio Sandoval, Bridget Mullen, Karen Ahaesy, Patty Bauer, Heather Black

Sheri Dettman & Associates
(Keller Williams Luxury)
Sheri Dettman, Betsy Justice, Lisa Fein Blodgett, Kayla Cunard

The Bianco Group
(Coldwell Banker)
James Bianco, Aldo Baroni, Amy Taylor, Brittany Hough, Brandon Lane, Debbie Bianco, Falon Martinez, James Pearce, Kayla Toohey, Louis Gambardella, Mathew Lane, Paul Vilchis, Robert Cipolloni, Sarah Durkton, Zoltan Posa

The Jelmberg Team
(Keller Williams Luxury)
Gil Jelmberg, Penny Jelmberg, Joshua Jelmberg, Christian Jelmberg

TTK Represents
(Compass)
Keith Markovitz, Todd Monaghan, Chris Menrad, Rick Distel, Scott Ankersen

TOP TEAMS

Over $20 million

Ahu Kocaballi Real Estate Group
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Ahu Kocaballi, Tyler Hauer, Bryon Willie

Amirah Halum Group
(Compass)
Amirah Halum, Damin Halum, Monica Abreu

ASK Palm Springs
(Compass)
Andy Linsky, Sven Vennen, Kevin Bass

Avriette Bragg Team
(Compass)
Eric Avriette, Ryan Bragg

Balog Group
(Compass)
Doug Balog, Jason Jones, Lavonda Lee, Maritza Desilets, Marnie Balog, Setsu Hechtman, Debra Pratt

Bergsma & Triscari Group
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)
Christina Bergsman, Tom Triscari

Bernal Smith Group
(Coldwell Banker)
Lucio Bernal, Jon Smith

Bespoke Real Estate Group
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Robert Downing, Tracy Boomer, Linda Herold, Yvonne Ida, Craig Soto

Billy Thoman & Associates
(Compass)
Billy Thoman, Gay Lord, Jennica Schein, Nada Farrell, Sheri Wahlstrom, Sonta Sibley, Stacy Thoman, Willie Gray

Bob & Sue Ellen Ross
(Grand Luxury Properties)

Blomgren & Blomgren Team
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Bruce Blomgren, Keith Blomgren

Bomgardner Blenkinsop & Associates
(Bennion Deville Homes)
John Bomgardner, Judy Blenkinsop

Brandy Nelson Associates
(Windermere Homes & Estates)

Canavan Coit & Associates
(Compass)
Susan Canavan, Deirdre Coit

Cochran & Miracle Group
(Compass)
Bill Cochran, Daniel Miracle

Craig Conley Real Estate Team
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Craig Conley, Echo Conley, Spencer Conley

Grant Schultz Team
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)
Dale & Barbara Grant, Elaine Schultz

Dan & Debi Valentino

(Valentino & Valentino Real Estate)

David Emerson & Associates
(Compass)
David Emerson, Hector Ayala, Alexandra Trejo, Branden Hancock, Morgan Janney

Desert Dream Homes
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Jeff Overman, Rae Crogan, Ronald Kershaw, Ying Su

DJR Group
(Compass)
David Whitworth, Romina Gil de Matos, Jesse Huskey

Friends Real Estate Group
(Keller Williams Luxury)
Julia Lawson, Jennifer McGraw

Ferretti Real Estate Group
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Daniel Ferretti, Jay Simmers, Elina Linner

Horne Team
(Compass)
Bob & Michael Horne

James Gault & Associates
(Compass)
James Gault, Peyson Robertson, Tray Cross, Cathy Flores, Jessica Jimenez

Joe Chung & Salomon Urquiza
(Compass)

John Jay Group
(Bennion Deville Homes)
John Jay, Cathy Folk

John K. Miller Group
(Bennion Deville Homes)

John & Ryan Real Estate Group
(HK Lane Real Estate)
John Moore, Ryan Cummings, Brendhan Springe, Jacqueline De La Mancha, Jaclyn Mahar, Danae Sheehan, Alan Fuller

Jorge Sanchez & Associates
(Compass)
Jorge Sanchez, Keniaa Mendoza, Lisa Molinar

Kamoei Group
(BBS Brokers Realty)
Bahareh Kamoei, Bita Kamoei, Sara Kamoei

Leonardo Montenegro Group
(Keller Williams Luxury)

Louise Hampton Team
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Louise Hampton, Steven Hannegan, Barb Keane, Carl Blea

Marc Lange & Associates
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)

Mark Wise Group
(Bennion Deville Homes)
Mark Wise, Kym Dias, Ann Tennyson

Marx Real Estate Group
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Mary Marx, Josh Marx

Mike & Maria Patakas Team
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)
Mike and Maria Patakas, Kim Kubas, Gail Vasquez, Olivia Gibson

Munselle Group
(Compass)
Terri Munselle

Murphy Walton Group
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)
Kristen Murphy, Michael Walton

Nelson-Moe Group
(Compass)
John Nelson, Cat Moe

Omni Group
(Bennion Deville)
Ryan Pylypow, Constantine Kolytiris, Trent Stemper, Graison Stemper, Aneta Vuksanovic, Aleksandra Ivanovic

Paul Linger & Jim Caldwell
(Compass)

Ross Stout Team
(KUD Properties)
Ross Stout, Troy Kudlac, Kim Codding, Allison Green, Cody Hancock, Omar Heredia, Lisa Huddy, Zach Kauffman, Roman Saless, Ryan Santos, Aaron Seuss, Marisa Smith, James Stout

Scott Lyle Group
(Compass)

Scott Palermo & Jim Sanack
(Harcourt Desert Homes)

Signe Inc.
(Keller Williams Luxury)
Signe Beck, Laraine Le Monte, Cindy Rice, Matt Stewart, Megan Young

Sinclair Realty Group
(Windermere Homes & Estates)
Tommy Sinclair

Steve & Geri Downs Team
(Coldwell Banker)
Steve and Geri Downs, Sean Downs, Michael Kline, Jason Novak, William Arnold, Michael Maggio, Harold Hartley

Sun City Sisters
(HomeSmart)
Lynda and Sharon Dumas

Team Francis
(Coldwell Banker)
Denise Francis, Anna Hurley, Robert Makohin, Giselle Robinson, Naomi Curci, Nicole Cox, Tina Avery

Team Larson
(Keller Williams Luxury)
Jeff and Kay Larson

Team Michael
(Keller Williams Luxury)
Michael Hilgenberg

The Briggs Group
(Compass)
Tim and Laurie Briggs

The Hamilton Real Estate Group
(Coldwell Banker)
Dan Hamilton, Reuben Garcia Carrillo

Tobey Greenwood Team
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)
Yasmin Tobey, Heather Greenwood

Tom & Randy Properties
(Douglas Elliman)
Tom Scrocco, Randy Issacs

Walton Murphy Team
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)
Michael Walton, Kristen Murphy

Zwemmer Realty Group
(Keller Williams Luxury)
Rob Zwemmer, Bobbi-Lou Webb, Jennifer Kovalenko, Michelle Cope, Bob Levy

TOP INDIVIDUALS

Over $20 million

Adam Gilbert
(The Firm)

Alex Dethier
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Angela Fox-Martin
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Angela Maciel-Gibbons
(HomeSmart Professionals)

Anne Stark
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)

Anthony Bauer
(Coldwell Banker)

Anthony Halton
(Halton Pardee & Partners)

Anthony Maio
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Barbara Klein
(California Lifestyle Realty)

Barbara Merrill
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Becky King
(California Lifestyle Properties)

Beth Cummins
(Compass)

Beth Feist
(Compass)

Beverly Howard
(Coldwell Banker)

Brandi Pratt
(eXp Realty)

Bryan Dearden
(Desert Sands Realty)

Carlo Lombardelli
(Re/Max Consultants )

Cass Graff-Radford
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Cathy Muldoon
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)

Charles Scicli
(Desert Elite Properties)

Christine Nichols
(Premier Properties)

Chuck Bennett
(HK Lane Real Estate)

Corinne Zajac
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Craig Chorpenning
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)

Dan Thompson
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Darren Shay
(Coldwell Banker)

David Collin
(HomeSmart Professionals)

Diane Flaherty
(HK Lane Real Estate)

Didona Mareinkevicius
(Coldwell Banker)

Ed Borguez
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)

Elaine Stewart
(Re/Max Desert Properties)

Emily Trust
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)

Gail Gallaudet
(HK Lane Real Estate)

Gale Stuart
(Coldwell Banker)

Geoffrey Moore
(Town Real Estate)

Greg Gard
(California Lifestyle Realty)

Gillian Jones
(The Agency)

Gregg Fletcher
(Compass)

Holly Tait Markas
(Holly’s Homes)

Jeff Blacker
(Compass)

Jeff Litton
(HomeSmart Professionals)

Jenell VanDenBos
(Coldwell Banker)

Jennie Robinson
(HK Lane Real Estate)

Jennifer Beron
(Compass)

Jim Schwietz
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Joan MacPherson
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Joe Vetrano
(Compass)

John Buttemiller
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)

John White
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)

Jolie Leydekkers
(Windermere Homes & Estates)

Joni Prosser
(California Lifestyle Realty)

Jose Espinoza
(Oza Realty)

Justin Smith
(Re/Max Consultants)

Karista Smith
(California Lifestyle Properties)

Kathy Coulter
(Coulter & Associates)

Kathleen Galigher
(California Lifestyle Realty)

Kathryn Tomasino
(Keller Williams Luxury)

Kenny Jervis
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)

Kerrie Balance
(HK Lane Real Estate)

Kimberly Oleson
(Coldwell Banker)

Krista Coyle
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)

Lori Ebeling
(Coldwell Banker)

Luca Volpe
(Realty Trust)

Lucas Coronel
(Hacienda Agency)

Marilu Wessman Carrol
(Premier Properties)

Mark Gutkowski
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Marc Sanders
(Compass)

Marilyn Ford
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Marshall Harris
(California Lifestyle Properties)

Martha Brown
(California Lifestyle Realty)

Maureen Atkinson
(Maureen Atkinson Inc.)

Michael Slate
(Elevate PS)

Mike Haque
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Paige Macio
(HomeSmart Professionals)

Peter Zarenejad
(Keller Williams Luxury)

Phyllis Cyphers
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)

Rich Nolan
(Compass)

Richard Chamberlin
(Compass)

Rick Kamino
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Richie Usher
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)

Rick Parnell
(California Lifestyle Realty)

Renee Menne
(HomeSmart Professionals)

Sandra Quinn
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)

Scott Ehrens
(Compass)

Scott Histed
(Bennion Deville Homes)

Scott Jones
(KUD Properties)

Stephen Clark
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)

Stewart Penn
(Compass)

Susan Winters
(Compass)

Tim McTavish
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)

Tyson Hawley
(Desert Sotheby’s International Realty)

Will Cook
(Keller Williams Luxury)

William Morgner
(HomeSmart Professionals)

TOP COUNTRY CLUBS

Andalusia Country Club
Tom Angone, Maddie Ferguson

Bighorn Golf Club
Lorna Ball, Trevor Printz, Tony Lennon, Jacquie Burns

Indian Ridge Country Club
DW & Associates (Bennion Deville Homes): Diane Williams Baxter, Allison Renz, Heather Goldstein Wong, Terrie Pena, Frank Montiforte, Barry Goldstein, Katie Pipitone, Kristine Kidd

Hideaway Golf Club
Robert Ravis, Ryan Stewart, Christy Henderson, Lisa Barrett

Ironwood Country Club
(Coldwell Banker)
Barbara Syrdal, Beverly Howard, Blain Alexander Shelly Farmery

Palm Valley  Country Club
(Windermere Homes & Estates)
Brenda Devlin, Teri Finley

Rancho La Quinta
Joan Bardwell, James Latta, Ron Roisum, Tammy Thomas

The Madison Club
Glenn Cassell

The Reserve Club
Tom Cullinan, Sandy Walton

Toscana Country Club
Dudley Latham, Andy Ford, Nicole Castrale, Dave Jenkins, Stephen MacMaster

Tradition Golf Club
Bill and Amy Albers

Vintage Club Sales
John Healy, Jamie Shelton, Carmen Wolfe