I had the pleasure during the last two months of dealing with Elaine Stewart, a real estate expert who works throughout the Coachella Valley. I represented a group of Canadian investors looking to purchase a vacation condominium in Cathedral City, and, like most people who invest in a foreign country, had legitimate concerns about finding the right person for the job. When one purchases property from a long distance away, it is imperative to have someone who is not only extremely knowledgeable, but trustworthy as well. Happily for me, and the investors I represented, we found Elaine Stewart. Ms. Stewart has not only impressed me with her knowledge and insight regarding the real estate market in California, and in particular the Coachella Valley, but has gone above and beyond the normal scope of her duties to give very helpful advice, and excellent service in assisting us to find the right property, deal with the negotiations for its purchase, and shepherd the escrow process through to its conclusion. In short, she has earned the trust I now repose in her, as well as the gratitude of the investors I represent. I would, without hesitation, recommend Elaine Stewart to clients, friends, relatives, and anyone who is looking for a consummate professional to deal with a real estate matter in southern California. I am happy to have this letter posted on Ms. Stewart's website, as I am pleased to say to any readers of this letter that my experience in dealing with Ms. Stewart was altogether both enjoyable and successful. - Delwen Stander
We met with Elaine the day after an unsuccessful and frustrating bid on a condo in Palm Springs. She listened carefully to what we were looking for, and, as we were leaving for home in two days, Elaine posted all of our criteria on the MLS properties for sale. Over the next two months, the computer emailed us many properties closely fitting our needs and finally one came up which we and Elaine decided to offer on. After some negotiating back and forth, we got an acceptance and we closed the sale in February, 2008. Elaine then picked the escrow agent and to our great relief and pleasure, agreed to act as a "general contractor" for a fair fee to do renovations on our new home away from home. Elaine is a realtor who gives the buyer professionalism personified, enthusiasm and a determination to get it done that all buyers expect but don't often get.We don't give referrals out lightly but were pleased to do so for her to two fellow Canadians. - Lyle & Randi - Nanaimo, B.C
Elaine was very helpful to us for our home purchase in the desert. She knew the inventory of properties very well and was able to adjust when our needs changed. She was always very quick to respond to our calls and emails. We are very happy with our purchase, because of Elaine. - Doug & Cheryl G.
I contacted Cory prior to a recent vacation to PSP to look for a home. He responded promptly and when I arrived he had several properties lined up for viewing. I didn't find anything on that trip but Cory knew exactly what I was looking for at this point as he actually listened to my comments after all the properties we viewed. He diligently kept looking and keeping in touch with me when I returned home. About a month later he called to say he found the perfect place. We did a video chat and he took several detailed photos to send to me. I ended up buying the place and couldn't be happier. And his services and advice didn't stop there! Being I was 3000 miles away he continued to assist in any way he could to make the closing and move less stressful. His knowledge experience and attention to detail far exceed anyone else I have dealt with in this business. Thanks. Cory! - Keith Morley
Having settled on the Palm Springs - Coachella Valley area as the location of our long awaited vacation home, we settled into the daunting task of researching real estate in this distant and foreign market. Knowing the right real estate professional, who would truly listen to our needs and desires, would make the process the least painful, we came across Elaine Stewart. My wife and I quickly felt at ease with her style, professionalism and dedication. Elaine introduced us to the Coachella Valley and after numerous emails, websites, phone calls and eventually trips to the area, we became familiar and comfortable with the local real estate market. We found the vacation home of our dreams and with Elaine?s assistance, a deal was negotiated. With the deal in place, Elaine continued to assist us in navigating the escrow process. With the professionalism Elaine showed us thru the real estate purchasing process, we knew we had selected the right person. We would enthusiastically recommend Elaine Stewart to any of our family, friends and acquaintances looking to purchase real estate in the Coachella Valley. We would be happy to have this note posted to Elaine?s website and would have no obligation if anyone would like to contact us directly regarding our experience. Thanks again Elaine, it?s been a pleasure! - D., M. & H. Pedersen