As out of state buyers it was critical that we find an agent that clearly understood what we were looking for in a home and who could deliver meaningful options when we flew-in for property visits. Elaine was extraordinary. Her integrity, attention to detail, preparedness, responsiveness, and insight allowed us to find a home and close within 30 days. Her understanding and ability to manage every stage and process of the purchase made for a very positive experience. We could not have asked for a better agent or individual to help us decide on a home and just as importantly make it happen
“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 Elaine’s 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 Elaine’s 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.”
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!
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 can't 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.
I highly recommend you to any interested seller to hire you as they would not be disappointed. Thank you again for always being on top of everything and closing escrow within two weeks.
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 we'd 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. We're so happy with our new home and we wholeheartedly recommend Elaine.
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++++
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.
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!