Elaine Stewart Real Estate Agent at RE/MAX Desert Properties - Palm Desert

Elaine Stewart

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RE/MAX Desert Properties - Palm Desert

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  • Vacation Home
  • Luxury Specialist
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Investment Properties
  • New Construction
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  • Probate
  • Foreclosures
  • First Time Home Buyers
  • Farm Property

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Agent Highlights

Elaine gets the job done - completing more sales than the average La Quinta agent by 9%.
Elaine has great Condo experience - having sold 166 more condos than the average agent.
Elaine is a SFH expert - working with over 65% more single family homes than the average La Quinta agent.

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Elaine is currently the #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent in the entire Coachella Valley for the last 11 years . Elaine's coverage area includes La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and Palm Springs as well as surrounding cities. Elaine Stewart has been a licensed real estate agent in California for 27 years. HomeLight ranks Elaine as one of the top 6% of agents in La Quinta for successfully selling homes and as one of the top 5% of agents for condos. HomeLight awarded Elaine Stewart the "Best of HomeLight 2018 award" HomeLight ran the numbers on Real Estate agents across the country and Elaine was in the top 5% of agents in the Coachella Valley area. HomeLight has information on 117 of Elaine's transactions since 2009, 49 of which were in the past two years. Elaine typically represents the buyer (53% of the time), but has also completed 54 seller transactions during ...
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Top Negotiator 2021


Cal State University Long Beach

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Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS)


RE/MAX Lifetime Acheivement, RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Top 100 RE/MAX, #1 Individual RE/MAX Agent for 10 years Straight in the Coachella Valley!

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Elaine Stewart

    • We really did our due diligence before choosing Elaine to help sell our home in Rancho Mirage. We interviewed MANY local realtors before we found Elaine. One of her personal traits that impressed us immediately was the absence of the typical, Trust me, I know this market condescension. Elaine was refreshingly respectful, but with a confidence backed by obvious knowledge and a record of good outcomes.From listing to closing, Elaine guided our decisions with courtesy; whenever she had to push back, it was supported by diplomacy and factual reasoning. Her team followed that same lead throughout the process. If I had to summarize Elaines technique with a few key ideas, those would be: Preparation, Presence, Communication, Tenacity, and Follow-through.She kept us apprised of all the recent and appropriate comparable sales in the area and took the time to learn the specific draws and challenges of our property adjusting her marketing approaches accordingly. Elaine was onsite much more often than expected: for stagings, showings, repair calls, inspections, etc.Elaine used every modern communication technique available to keep us informed at every phase. Even as we traveled, we never felt out of touch. If we had questions, Elaine responded promptly and thoughtfully. Whenever we needed guidance, she was there.Despite Elaines hard work, our first potential buyers balked during escrow. Elaine pulled the listing for a few months, at our direction, and was ready to step back in when we were ready to re-list, with the same expertise, enthusiasm and determination. Sooner than expected, Elaine found new buyers. She worked above and beyond, sometimes at significant personal sacrifice, to facilitate what ultimately became a very successful negotiation, transfer, and win-win for all parties.In the future, we will not hesitate to recommend Elaine and her team to friends and family, and would engage her services again, for ourselves, in a heartbeat.

      - Cathy & Sean O’Neil – Rancho Mirage, CA
    • I have the highest regard for Elaine's work. She helped me buy two properties in Palm Springs and sell another. All these transactions went very smoothly and quickly. She has an excellent sense of market conditions and prices properties realistically for buyers and sellers. She also has a sharp eye for potential pitfalls. Buying and selling property can be stressful. Elaine is excellent at the "hand holding" that buyers and sellers sometimes need and helps walk you through the cumbersome process. She's a gem!

      - C. Koppes - Ohio
    • Elaine Stewart did a wonderful job handling the sale of our vacation home in La Quinta. As a second home and living out of the area Elaine made the process seamless. She handled everything detail during the process with out my presence. During the resale process she help meet everyone involved in getting the home ready to market. Her communication was great with updates often during the sale process. We ended up getting a great price in a relatively short period of time. I highly recommend Elaine to handle the sale of your homeor any other real estate needs.

      - James Sanders – Broker/Owner – RE/MAX Estate Properties
    • Just wanted to let you know just how much we appreciated your handling of the selling of my mothers home at 43400 Illinois Ave., Palm Desert. From the first day of meeting you, you were so on top of the sales, listings and how short period of time on market that they were sold. My sister, Sharon and I felt very comfortable about you handling the selling of our home and pricing it so well and what we wanted out of the home. Your immediate action you took once the home was on the market and your action to having open homes and receiving 4 offers during the first week, of holding an open house. We cant thank you enough for the speed in which you handled all the paperwork and helping us to get this sale through the title company with me out of the country and you working with Sharon while she was taking care of our mother.

      - Sheila, Sharon and Shirley
    • We researched real estate agents when we were making a big change, moving from decades at the beach to a new home in the desert. Elaine Stewart was recommended to us by a respected colleague, and from our first meeting with her, we were completely assured wed found the perfect person to help us. Elaine has an encyclopedic knowledge of the entire Coachella Valley, which she generously shared in guiding us on our search. She is highly professional, meticulous, and very supportive of her clients. She was always available to answer our questions and concerns promptly, and spent days showing us many wonderful properties until we found the perfect one. She was patient, and never allowed us to feel rushed or overwhelmed. Her expertise in completing our real estate purchase was reassuring, and this lifted so much potential stress from the process. Were so happy with our new home and we wholeheartedly recommend Elaine.

      - Richard & Laurie Redondo Beach, CA
    • We enthusiastically recommend Elaine Stewart as the agent to use in the Palm Desert/ La Quinta / Rancho Mirage area. She took us through the whole process extremely competently. She educated us about the area, had excellent knowledge about the different communities, and helped us make the right decision. She went out of her way to help us in any way she could. Best recommendation A++++

      - I. Osur
    • Thank you so much for all your time and relentless effort to sell our home, when we were ready to give up. We appreciate all your efforts and honesty. Your one in a million. Thanks and our love, Diane W.

      - Diane W.
    • We were moving from CT to CA, & Elaine Stewart sent us some photos of homes for sale. We did not want to buy, until we arrived in CA, We met her on Thursday 6/22/18, and she was only able to show us 4 homes, since 6 homes had just gone into escrow. We saw the fourth home, knew right away it fit our needs, and made an offer on the home. The seller agreed on our offer, and within 3 hours, we were able to meet our new realtor, make an offer, & have it accepted by the seller. Elaine goes the extra mile, to make it happen. She was outstanding in keeping us informed through the whole process in contract, & with escrow. She kept in contact with us daily, as needed, to explain how everything was coming along. It was a real pleasure to work with her, and would highly recommend her to any person. Thank you Elaine, for helping us find the right home for us! We love our home!

      - A & G Breckenridge
    • Recently my husband and I had the pleasure of working with Elaine Stewart in our quest to find the perfect home. We had anticipated our search might take several weeks as our schedule only permitted us to drive to the desert on weekends.However, in our initial phone conversation, I knew that Elaine was the right choice. She asked all the right questions to elicit our criteria. We shared with her what our budget was for a condo, although we didnt have a feel for what the market was. We also werent sure which community best suited our lifestyle. She assured us that she would help us find a home within our budget, in a community we would love, and a time frame that suited us. On Day One we looked at condos. On Day Two, Elaine suggested we might want to consider buying a house which was certainly possible within our budget. By this time she knew that we preferred a fenced yard for our small dogs, we enjoyed gardening, and privacy. By the end of the SECOND DAY we had found the home of our dreams, thanks to Elaine! Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about the real estate market, she also knows the history of the area, the best restaurants, shopping, cultural events, health facilities all the things a good neighbor would share with a newcomer. She was our guide throughout the entire process, and she worked expeditiously to keep everything moving forward. We also discovered she is well-known and respected among others in her field we were represented by the best escrow agent, best building inspector, best title company. She even took it upon herself to obtain our documentation from the HOA in order that we might close our escrow early.It wasnt until recently that we learned Elaine has been the #1 Top Producing RE/MAX Agent in the entire Coachella Valley for the past eight years, and recipient of the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013! We can attest that all her honors are certainly well-deserved.Sincerely,B and R Shipman

      - B and R Shipman
    • First, let me say Thank You for taking such good care of us through the home buying process. As you know we met with you about 6 years ago looking to purchase a home in the valley. You were kind enough to spend a weekend with us in 2011 and showing us lots of homes. We decided not to purchase at that point because we really wanted a beach house on the East Coast. Fast forward and 6 years later as we are looking at retirement my husband still had your contact information and we reached out to you. You made an impression on us the first time so we kept your contact information.So in May of 2018 we started looking again. I can not thank you enough for setting up 14 homes with the parameters we wanted and spending an entire weekend with us. We had limited time to look for homes and with your detail we were able to find three home that were were interested in. We ended up with our number one choice of home. We simply love it and thank you for guiding us through the process and now we are planning to be snow birds in Rancho Mirage and can not wait.

      - Patty Holtschneider
    • Our home was languishing on the MLS for fourteen months when we contacted Elaine and asked for help. We told Elaine that we needed a professional realtor to sell our house. Elaine said she could sell our house in six to eight weeks. Six weeks later she presented us an offer over asking price. We closed six weeks later and she kept in constant contact with us throughout the process. Elaine is a professional realtor who gets results.

      - Lindsay Z
    • The sale of our Indio home in September was the third transaction that Elaine has handled for us over the past 15 years. She is an excellent quarterback in coordinating all of the parties involved in a house purchase or sale. We have always relied on her long and successful experience as a top realtor in the Coachella Valley and we have been rewarded by our trust in her.

      - L&R Nanaimo, BC
    • Elaine,I want to thank you so much for the help you gave us in selling my folks home. Your knowledge of the Palm Springs area was spot on, which allowed us to get maximum value, in a short period of time. More important than the final dollar amount was the care and understanding in which you worked with our parents. At their advanced age and with us living in Chicago, we needed someone who could hold their hands a bit and give them comfort, and you were great at that. You truly were like an extension of our family, and that is not always easy to find.I am sure we are done in Palm Springs, but I would recommend you in a heartbeat to anyone buying or selling in that area.Thanks again, and all the best

      - Barry B. – Chicago
    • I would recommend Elaine Stewart she was extremely helpful in selling our property. She was very patient and prompt answering all our questions, exceptionally helpful with recommendations and very professional. We had a great experience with her.

      - S. Wagner
    • If you are going to buy a home or property in the greater Palm Springs-Palm Desert-La Quinta-Indio area, you cant go wrong calling Elaine Stewart to be your realtor. We were referred to Elaine by our local Orange County agent of 35 years. We called her in advance of our visit and described the type of home we were looking for and the budget we had in mind. Upon our arrival at her office we were promptly greeted and in no time we were off on the home-hunt with a list of nine properties that met our needs. We did not visit all nine in one day. On the second day we were off again and within approximately three more viewings we were shown a home that met all of our wish list items, below the max budget and in a great community. I think she saved the best for last. We went back to that home three times just to make sure it was the one. Two days of looking and we found the home we plan to spend our retirement years in. But that is not the end. Her support team is amazing also. Prompt to answer questions and walk you through the process of signing documents. Elaine was always responsive to our text of telephone calls as the buying process proceeded. We would recommend Elaine Stewart and her team or professional for your realtor needs.

      - Steve & Cathy
    • Thank you for all your help as our Real Estate Agent, and also as our new friend. You made a difficult transaction run very smooth. We were all trying to close escrow in a very short period of time, and, when things got tense and the deal seemed impossible, you kept us very calm and were glad you did, as we really like our villa.

      - Bill & Debs – Murrieta, CA
    • Elaine Stewart at Remax was a pleasure to work with from the beginning to the end. We got the best of everything from negotiating, to her knowledge of the market, and really knowing the community. She found our dream home! Anyone looking for an agent should contact Elaine. We give here the highest recommendation. P.S. The staff at Remax is great too!

      - Cathy and Dean L. – Portland, OR
    • I had the pleasure of working with Elaine Stewart in searching for an investment property in the Coachella Valley. The first thing you notice about Elaine is that she is personable, bright, intelligent, and very attentive to your needs, and the details of the current local/national real estate market. The second, is how smartly and hard she works to get the results you need to attain your goals. I would not hesitate to recommend Elaine to anyone looking for a new home or real estate investment property. She is one of my all-time favorite agents to work with!

      - Russel V – La Quinta, CA
    • I am a first time buyer in the desert area, and I was guided to Ms. Elaine Stewart, by my realtor in the Los Angeles area. Needless to say this was during the height of the holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as relocating to a permanent home in the desert. Elaines effort and guidance propelled me through many listings and showings, and she was able to pin point the pros and cons of areas and properties. With her due diligence she was able to match and meet the price point that I wanted, and I feel that the final outcome was most satisfactory, in which I finally decided on my future home in the desert, in Shadow Hills. Thanks to Ms. Stewart for her hard work and patience during this process and her wealth of knowledge and integrity in watching out for her clients best interest. I highly regard her professionalism and her entire teams effort, which encompasses and makes for a seamless transition, in the eyes of a client. Thank you Elaine for finding my new home.

      - R Hernandez
    • Im delighted to have an opportunity to speak highly of and to recommend Elaine Stewart. She recently acted as my agent in a complex transaction which was characterized by her magnanimity while she also genuinely recognized the positive to some circumstances we encountered. Elaines intelligence, boundless energy and desire to validate all parties concerns is a characteristic matched only by her sense of humor and can do spirit.I believe myself to be well qualified to call an impartial review of Elaines performance due to my own managerial career in a highly demanding and public career. I present with an MBA with undergraduate studies in liberal arts and so Im always aware of communication skills and especially in the business environment. She utilized usage of paraphrasing, to engage me in verbalizing the very thing we were doing all in the effort to ensure my comprehension of the process.Elaine brings that certain intangible to business without which makes real estate deals unnecessarily complicated and difficult to understand. I will never forget her warmth and her acumen she is amazing. Elaine will always be held in my highest esteem and gratitude.

      - C.Tamker Palm Springs, CA
    • We recently started the exciting, and terrifying, process of looking for and purchasing a vacation home in the Coachella Valley. As Canadian Residents, it was even more anxiety ridden as we were unfamiliar with all of the rules, regulations, extensive paperwork and issues that would go along with purchasing a property in another Country.Despite doing some in depth background work, we were not fully prepared nor did we have the knowledge to complete this process on our own. We were extremely fortunate to have Elaine Stewart as our realtor. Not only did she show us a large variety of properties in our price range, taking several days out of her schedule to do this for us, but she stayed with and assisted us from beginning to end. From initial offer day through to closing, Elaine was there for us as an incredible source of advice and information.We honestly would not have stuck with it, if it was not for her! Elaine has spent countless hours going through the entire process with us, assisting us in completion of paperwork and providing an invaluable source of other information that new home owners/foreign owners would find difficult locating on their own. We have already advised family and friends that we would highly recommend Elaine Stewart if they were to consider purchasing/selling any property in the Valley.

      - John and Tina D, Calgary AB
    • I had the opportunity of working with Elaine Stewart of Re/Max at the beginning of 2009 on the sale of our Palm Springs condo. Working with her was both pleasant and easy. The condo sold within just a few weeks a remarkable result under the current economic conditions. Elaine and her organization made all of the voluminous paper work required by the State of California fast and simple. Apart from her professional qualities Elaine is also a very nice person, and we can whole heartedly recommend her services.

      - Frank and Rosalind R., La Jolla
    • Elaine helped us with the purchase of a vacation property in Palm Desert. As non-resident buyers, there was a lot we didnt know about buying real estate in the US. When we started looking, Elaine immediately put us at ease with her deep knowledge of the market and her professionalism. She took us to what we wanted to see and also exposed us to other viable options, always with our wish list and budget in mind. We were guided successfully through the escrow process by Elaines assistant, who tirelessly acted as our eyes, ears and legs as we live a fair distance from Palm Desert. We cannot imagine having made this purchase with any other real estate team.

      - Tanya K., Calgary, AB Canada
    • 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. – North Vancouver
    • We worked with Elaine for over 2 years and she was always available and professional when we were able to come to Palm Desert. We were purchasing a vacation home, so were looking for something very specific to meet our needs in the future. Im sure there were times she probably thought we may never purchase anything, but she never let us know she felt that way. She stuck with us throughout the process and we ended up finding the perfect home. She kept us informed with any new listings which might work for us so we could fly in to look at the properties. Once we entered the offer stage everything went well, she made sure everything was completed in a timely manner and the closing went perfectly. Thank you for all your help Elaine, Im sure anyone who chooses you as their realtor will have a positive experience.

      - E. and D. Bauer, Oregon/Denver
    • Elaine Stewart has done all our real estate business for 15+ years. Elaine knows her business! She has great communication and makes every transaction so easy! I highly recommend her!!

      - Betty L. – Palm Springs
    • We very enthusiastically recommend Elaine Stewart for all real estate needs. When we went to Elaine to help us buy a home here, we were overwhelmed at all the neighborhoods and homes that were available to us here in the Coachella Valley.Elaine was able to sit down with us, assess our needs, our wants and our budget, and put together listings that would work for us. She sent us listings, suggested we look at some areas ourselves to narrow down what was really important to us, and then she put us in her car and took us out to see homes in areas that would work for us, including some we never would have considered on our own. She only showed us homes that were within our budget; She never tried to sell us something that we couldnt afford. As we looked at each property, she gave us her honest assessment of each home. Her accessibility to every available home on the market, and her knowledge of every town and neighborhood in the valley was invaluable.Elaine strongly encouraged us never to just settle for anything and yet, by the end of the first day that we spent with her, we already found a home that we enthusiastically wanted. Elaine and her staff made the buying process very smooth and drama free, and kept things moving. She knew how to talk to the other realtor in a professional manner so that we could get the most value for our money. She also lined up an excellent home inspector.The home buying process can be challenging, but, Elaine Stewarts personal warmth, hard work and professionalism made it flow very smoothly and for this, we are incredibly grateful.

      - G. Karcher & S. Wilson
    • Hi Elaine! Im a big believer in recognizing great accomplishments. Yours is being named the 31st top realtor in Remaxs USA system out of 55,000+ agents. Thats just amazing Elaine and well deserved.hard, smart work always pays off. Continued success, L. H.

      - Lyle H. – Calgary, Alberta
    • We were referred to Elaine by a friend who had recently purchased a home in La Quinta. From our first email last January, to actually meeting Elaine in April, through to purchasing our dream vacation home in August, we found Elaine to be a pleasure to work with. Elaine was professional, dedicated, knowledgeable and most importantly she was committed to helping us find what we were looking for. Once we found it, Elaine ensured that the whole process went smoothly. Working with Elaine was an absolute pleasure and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase in the Palm Desert area.

      - Rod and Debbie – Victoria, B.C
    • After wasting almost a year with another agent trying to sell my house, I interviewed several agents and chose Elaine Stewart, who within a month had my house sold. My experience with Elaine and her staff was utmost pleasant and they are very professional in every way.

      - Regina – New Jersey
    • Thirty five days after first meeting Elaine Stewart, we now own a condominium in the Mission Hills Country Club. All the documents have been signed and registeredtwo binders full! And we have started making it our own. Thirty five days later and we are already looking at paint chips. This has to be top speed and high efficiency no matter where the buyer and seller reside, but considering that the buyers (us) live in West Vancouver, British Columbia and the sellers in San Francisco California, this has to be nothing short of miraculous. Everyone on Elaines support teamit takes a team! was smart, efficient and promptly responsive to any of our questions. She has helped us with the home inspection, with finding a contractor, with contents insurance. She continues to offer her support. She better be careful. She may never hear the end of us.We highly recommend Elaine and her team. They are knowledgeable, trustworthy, super-efficient, and super-personable.

      - Leslie and Barney M, West Vancouver, BC
    • Notice to all of Elaine Stewarts prospective Buyers and Sellers 1.Professional- incredible professionalism working with buyers in negotiating and working with other realtors. 2.Proactive- real focus on getting things done 3.Preserverance- stayed real steady in time of uncertainty 4.Patient- showed much patience in considering our needs and situation 5.Product knowledged- really knew her real estate inventory and the different areas in the Coachella Valley We wandered into the desert area for the first time over from Garden Grove and were very fortunate to have hooked up with you Elaine. With your patient assistance we closed and are very pleased! Thanx so much Elaine From /G P and M R Vancouver B.C.

      - G. P. and M. R. Vancouver B.C.
    • Elaine: Thank you for your wonderful help in selling our Palm Springs condo. The photographs were excellent in portraying the assets of our home, you kept us up to date on what was happening, were quickly available if we needed to reach you, and efficiently closed the sale. Your services are very much appreciated.

      - Darell S. – Holland, MI
    • I wanted to take this time to let you know how wonderful your Palm Springs/Riverside agent, Elaine Stewart , has been to me over the past two months. Her knowledge, perseverance and positive attitude has helped me recently land a great secondary home in Palm Springs at Catalina Grove. Her quick wit and pleasant charm helped me remain calm and rest assured that all would be okay. Elaine was always available 24/7 to answer the many questions I had and still continues to do so. Thanks for letting me share this with you.

      - Michael P. – Palm Springs, CA
    • 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. Stewarts 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 – Chilliwack, BC. ,Canada
    • I was extremely impressed with Elaines general knowledge of the various communities surrounded the Palm Springs region, and how quickly she recognized what my priorities were, and their order of importance to me in my decision making process. She really went out of her way to ensure I saw a wide variety of houses, in several communities, in an effort to help me understand the positive and negative influences of each location. There was never any pressure on me to make a buying decision, only a desire on her part, to ensure that the choice I made was based on having as much information as she could supply me.Elaines dynamic and friendly personality made me feel welcome, and my comfort/trust level with her was immediate. The selection and buying process was a real pleasure, and once that was completed the support offered by the Re/Max Escrow division, by Errikka and Diane, was outstanding. Being from Canada, and not understanding the local process, I was quite concerned about the final stages of processing the sale such as the home inspection, money transfers, and legal documentation,..it was made very easy and worry free by the Elaine and the Escrow staff.I cant say enough to express my sincere appreciation to Elaine for finding me the house that met my requirements, at a price I could deal with, in a timeframe of less than one week. And then to have all the worry taken out of the closing and documentation stage by the Escrow division, I would have to call it a perfect buying experience. I would most certainly use her services again, and would recommended her to any members of my family, friends or associates, without hesitation, who may be considering a home purchase in the Palm Springs area.

      - Larry A., Brandon, MB Canada
    • 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 dont often get.We dont give referrals out lightly but were pleased to do so for her to two fellow Canadians.

      - Lyle & Randi – Nanaimo, B.C., CANADA
    • 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, Calgary, Alberta
    • As you know we had a GREAT real estate experience with you and would HIGHLY recommend your services to any potential real estate buyer or seller. Your patience, market knowledge and professional service made us, as out of town/country buyers, relaxed and confident with our decision to purchase real estate in the desert. In my view some people sell real estate and some care about the people.Elaine Stewart cared about us, our real estate requirements and we sincerely appreciate all the hard work that she did on our behalf. Five star service from a five star person!

      - C. Dreyer Langley – British Columbia, Canada
    • We are so excited to be here in our new house. We are only here for a few days right now (we head back Tuesday late afternoon). Meeting with contractors etc. We will be back at the end of February and would love to get together with you to catch up.It is not often that one can find a top realtor who is prepared to work hard with buyers who are in the early stages of a search for their dream home in the Desert. Elaine went out of her way to provide us with market information and came up with a list of homes in a number of different locations in the valley that she thought might fit our broad criteria.She displayed unlimited time and patience showing us several homes with pleasure. Her assistance led to us purchasing a home that fit our specifications perfectly.Her perseverance did not stop there. She worked hard to negotiate a very good price for the home that we fell in love with. Throughout the process, Elaine and her extremely hardworking, efficient and competent team were there to help answer questions and provide us with guidance on purchasing in the Desert. We would have no hesitation in recommending Elaine to assist anyone with their property transactions in the Desert. She is a realtor who is knowledgeable, hard working, trustworthy and an absolute pleasure to work with.

      - Johann and Denise B. – W. Vancouver BC
    • We recently enjoyed the services of Elaine Stewart and her Remax team, and wish to add this entirely unsolicited testimonial.Elaine is warm, personable, and highly knowledgeable about real estate in the desert cities. We spent hours with her in a search for an attractive and affordable winter home, and saw a number of possible places. We can report that the hours spent on scrutinizing MLS listings from afar were only partly helpful; the time we spent with Elaine was the key. She was especially helpful as we prepared our offer, and in the period of back-and-forth negotiation with the previous owner.New owners will face a variety of issues and puzzles before and just after they take possession. This may be particularly true of those, like us, from Canada. Elaine was a great source of information about painters, tilers, cleaners, condo insurance, and many other services. It seems to us that she knows everyone from Indio to North Palm Springs and, without exception, her recommendations proved accurate and most satisfactory to us.We can recommend Elaine Stewart without reservation.

      - Allan and Clara Robbins, Victoria, BC
    • Occasionally in life, you just get lucky. That is how we feel about meeting Elaine Stewart in 2009 after she helped some friends acquire a property in the Coachella Valley. Elaine spent time with us in 2009 and again in 2010 during our intermittent visits to the area at a time when we were interested but undecided about making a purchase. Elaine remained in contact, providing us updates on the market by email, with no certainty that we would actually decide to buy. That speaks to the genuinely helpful way in which Elaine works with her clients. At no time in this process did we feel any pressure from Elaine. In fact, we felt just the opposite that she would not be happy unless we were happy. She was very patient with us, she understood that this was new for us and she was the consummate professional throughout the decision making period.So, in early 2011, when we decided it was time to make a purchase, we let Elaine know that and the rest , as they say, is history. Elaine immediately helped us refine our search parameters, provided much advance information electronically to help us identify target properties and met us promptly upon our arrival in the Palm Springs area with an extensive list of properties scheduled for our viewing. She knew just what we wanted and didnt waste our time on properties that did not meet our criteria. At the same time, when we did some research and asked questions about other areas or communities or properties, Elaine was able to readily address these questions. Frankly, she simply knows the real estate market in the Coachella Valley. Elaine listened to us and proceeded accordingly. She gave us personal attention and tailored the viewing schedule to our wishes. We allowed five days to look at properties and were able to relax and enjoy the sun for the last two days!! And we have never felt for one moment that we missed anything or could have done better.

      - Darell and Deb; BC, Canada
    • Dear Elaine, We would like to thank you so much for helping us find the perfect home in South Palm Desert (Summit). You and your entire staff helped make the process so much easier with your professionalism and understanding. Teri was so efficient and mindful of our many requirements while working with us (and we had many!). We really appreciated all the hard work and patience.

      - Victoria K – San Francisco
    • We would like to personally thank Elaine for helping us in our search for a home at Shadow Hills.From beginning to end we found Elaine to be friendly, personable, knowledgeable and skilled; always available to us by phone or e-mail; never too busy to get back to us quickly to answer our simplest questions or concerns.We quickly came to realize that we could fully trust her and rely on her for any and all aspects in the purchase of a home for us.She is an excellent communicator, a skilled negotiator, and was always a step ahead in anticipating our needs in the home we wished to purchase.We, being out of state, she gave willingly of her time and effort to see that all aspects of the sale went as planned.We have used Realtors before, and in comparison, we found Elaine to be the very best. We would gladly, & without reserve, recommend her to any person we know that is looking for a property to purchase, knowing that she would give to them the same excellent service that we received.

      - George & Yvonne K Springfield, Oregon
    • We found Elaine and her staff 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. – Yorktown, SK
    • 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 didnt 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, Elaines service to us has been superb. We were pickyshe was precise. We wanted to take enough time to make sure we found just the right placeshe was patient. We knew what we wantedshe found it.We sincerely give Elaine Stewart our highest recommendation. She is a pleasure to work with.

      - Jerry and Dr. Ellen Jaeger – Idaho
    • I am writing to thank Elaine Stewart for her excellent assistance in finding a home for us to purchase in the Palm Desert area. I had forgotten to let her know wed changed the dates of our visit to Palm Desert and she did all she could to accommodate us at the last minute. Elaine is not only personable but so very knowledgeable and determined not to just sell us a home but to find us the perfect match for our requirements. She guided us through the whole process, spent extra time acquainting us with the area, the pros and cons of each home we considered but kept a smile on her face.I would give Elaine the highest recommendation possible. She made our search productive and pleasant and could not have been more professional.

      - S. Lessig – Houston, TX