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
We have looked for a winter residence in the Coachella Valley for several years and knew exactly what we wanted; south facing, no cart path near us, no slice zone for golf balls, water on the course in front of us, wide or double fairway, mountain view and in one of the clubs we preferred. We first met Elaine several years ago during our search (discovered her over the internet). She listened to what we were looking for and when we came down to the Valley she met us and showed us quite a number of properties at both ends or our price range but we didn’t find that perfect fit. She gave us an honest assessment of the marketplace and did not push us in any way. We waited. Elaine kept in touch and during April of this year she called and said she felt the market was right for us now and may have the perfect place based on our wish list. We looked at several possibilities and narrowed our search down UNTIL she showed us the one she thought could be perfect for us. Elaine was right. We have now closed on our wonderful new home at the Citrus Club in La Quinta and are very excited about it. From the very beginning and all through the process to closing, Elaine’s service to us has been superb. We were picky—she was precise. We wanted to take enough time to make sure we found just the right place—she was patient. We knew what we wanted—she found it. We sincerely give Elaine Stewart our highest recommendation. She is a pleasure to work with. - Jerry and Dr. Ellen Jaeger
Ted and I are finally settled into the our new Mid Century Modern home and we're loving it! We would like to thank you again for the exceptional job you did in helping us with the purchase of our home. We interviewed several realtors from the Palm Springs area while we were still living across the country and you definitely stood out in terms of your experience and knowledge of the area especially the Mid-Century neighborhoods. We also wanted to say thanks for the three months that provided us with homes to review and that commitment alone speaks volumes to you being a true professional. We are so happy with the home we purchased and could not imagine living anywhere else. We especially appreciate the dedication and hard work you did for us: negotiating the contract securing an inspection doing errands for us while we were still out of state like helping us with the electrical and taking the time to go over all the details before we moved across country. You always maintained the perfect balance of professionalism good humor patience understanding and diplomacy. You have been a true delight to work with on a personal level as well reassuring us and comforting us through the stressful task of buying a house from afar. Based on our experiences with selling and purchasing several homes before this one you have by far been the best real estate agent that we have ever worked with and we would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a real estate agent. Once again thanks for a job well done! - Chuck Honse & Ted Janka
A professional at her job, but more importantly, a lovely person that will totally make you feel like you are ready to make each decision without becoming overwhelmed with the process! We also had to rent our place afterwards and that was taken care of in a very timely matter, mostly because of the way she treats others and how well respected she is in the community. Don't hesitate- hire Tracie! (I'm not her sister-honest!) but I feel like a friend after all was completed! Thank you Tracie Schatz! love you! - B & J Barker
We found Elaine and her staff of Cari and Sergio to be very pleasant, prompt and committed to helping us find exactly what we were looking for in our vacation home. We appreciated that they always responded quickly to all correspondence and provided us with an abundance of information. We would highly recommend Elaine to anyone looking to purchase property. - Brent and Kathy W.