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

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Playboy Pedigree

Playboy Pedigree

The James M. Hollowell Residence, detailed in a 1966 layout in the national magazine, is on the market featuring its 1965 midcentury roots in Palm Springs.

Head for the Heights

Originally built in 1963, the four bedroom, five bath Thunderbird Heights residence has been completely renovated all the way down to the studs.

Former Arthur Elrod House Hits the Market

Former Arthur Elrod House Hits the Market

The "Escape" home where Elrod cemented his transformative design in Palm Springs is for sale with much of its original look preserved..

Heritage House

Heritage House

The late Joe Pawling designed this 1957 home inside Thunderbird Heights during the time he was considered a "master builder' in Greater Palm Springs.

Wish List Come True

Wish List Come True

Bursting Plumeria blossoms and the meditating sound of a trickling fountain draws you in to this contemporary Rancho Mirage estate.


A Cut Above

A Cut Above

The crisscrossing design of this hilltop house in Rancho Mirage mimics the shape of the surrounding mountains.


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Beth Cummins

As a buyer and a seller she knows firsthand the vast range of emotions that are involved. “It can be very challenging for many, whether doing it alone or with a significant other.”.

Beverly Bell

Beverly Bell attributes most of her success in real estate, and her life in general, to the choices she has made. “I think choosing real estate as a career has allowed me a lot of personal fulfillment,” she says.

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Cat Moe

The Elrod House. The Robert Pond Estate. Darryl Zanuck’s Movie Colony compound. Like the homes they’ve sold, John Nelson and Cat Moe have made a name for themselves in the Coachella Valley real estate scene

Dave Kibbey & Associates

To some, he’s the “King of Clancy Lane,” a prestigious neighborhood with luxurious contemporary, Spanish, and Mediterranean homes in Rancho Mirage. But he admits. “I really have focused in on the desert as a whole.”

Gail and Thomas Gallaudet

Gail has been a top agent in Real Estate for over 20 years. She is the head agent of Gallaudet Properties, a forward-thinking real estate team based in La Quinta, specializing in golf course luxury properties.

John Nelson

Like the homes they’ve sold, John Nelson and Cat Moe have made a name for themselves in the Coachella Valley real estate scene. And they’ve had a blast doing it.

Keith Markovitz

“Art and architecture are serious passions of mine,” says real estate agent Keith Markovitz. So serious, he and partner Todd Monaghan have made buying and selling unique, interesting architecture their life’s work.

Maureen Byrne

As a 25 year Coachella Valley resident, Maureen Byrne understands the market and its ever-changing trends. Along with being one of the top producers in La Quinta, she also represents buyers and sellers in Indio, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage.

Michael Horne

f you ask Michael Horne what it’s like to work alongside his father, Bob, as real estate partners, he claims there’s never been an ill word between them. “We’re legitimately a team, a partnership,” he says.

Todd Monaghan

“If it’s architecturally significant, that’s what drives us,” Monaghan says. Markovitz agrees, adding, “A lot of people think all we do is sell $5 million houses, but the reality is we like properties that have some sort of interesting architecture and design.

Valery Neuman Real Estate

Though she’s known for selling in the Hideaway and The Madison Club, two of the most exclusive private residential clubs in La Quinta, Neuman lists properties throughout the valley,

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Established in 1911, Douglas Elliman Real Estate is the second-largest independent residential real estate brokerage in the United States by sales volume , they are now actively serving clients in the Greater Palm Springs area.