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Elaine Stewart 44200 Town Center Way Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: 760 668-2399 Mobile: 760 668-2399 Fax: 760 779-8192 Email Elaine

Testimonials

Any Canadian thinking of buying or selling a home, should list with Elaine Stewart!

As Canadians selling a home in the United States, we were frankly worried, as we lived far away, and had no referrals.

Elaine had a great many reviews with Canadian sellers and buyers on her website, so we decided to go with her.

What a fortuitous decision!  We can't tell you how very happy we were with the entire selling process with her as our realtor.  She always had time for us, with our many questions, (and sometimes anxious meltdowns..) She sold our house in 6 days, in a rather slow market, and walked us through every step of the way.

Each email or text was answered promptly - we felt so well taken care of.  She went above and beyond in our opinion.  No wonder she has won so many awards!  These awards are well deserved due to diligence and just plain hard work, combined with a very warm and engaging personality.

She had our best interests forefront always, and we will always grateful and happy that we chose so wisely with Elaine as our realtor.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Elaine!

C and R Elloway

Vancouver, B.C.

Canada

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Elaine Stewart knows her stuff.  She helped us buy the house we wanted, and dealt with a myriad of issues in the negotiation process.  Elaine was quick to understand exactly what we wanted, and stayed within both our desires and price range.  Her knowledge of the desert communities helped us steer clear of some, and understand that others were not within our reach. While we know Elaine must have been busy, she took our many calls, or returned them very quickly. Always professional without being stuffy, Elaine is truly a pleasure to work with.  When we win the lottery (oh, we need to buy tickets??), we will ask Elaine to find us a home in one of those other areas. In the meantime, we highly recommend Elaine Stewart to everyone!
 
Fred & Kim (La Mesa)
 
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"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 couldn't 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 Stewart's personal warmth, hard work and professionalism made it flow very smoothly and for this, we are incredibly grateful."

 
G. Karcher & S. Wilson
 
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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 Thankgiving and Christmas, as well as relocating to a permanent home in the desert. Elaine's 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 finnaly 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.
 
Best regards, R Hernandez

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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 we'd 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

 

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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

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"Working with Elaine and her team was a delight. Within minutes of contacting her she sent me listings for me to browse and her quick responses to questions and phone calls continued throughout the buying process. Elaine's personality and enthusiasm made purchasing a property a pleasure." 

Matt C.
 
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My wife and I cannot express in words how truly happy we are with our real estate purchase in Indio, Ca. And it would not have been possible without your help. My wife and I STILL cannot figure out how we lucked into THE VERY BEST PROPERTY in terms of condition in all of Terra Lago. And, your assistance made it possible at getting this property at an AMAZINGLY low price.

Also, I cannot say enough about Cari who worked TIRELESSLY for us in our short sale. To say she went ABOVE and BEYOND the call of duty is an UNDERSTATEMENT !

Please feel free to use us as a referral for any future clients. We couldn't be happier with our purchase and the assistance that you and your team provided us.

 

"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 didn't 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
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"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
 

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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.

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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

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I was extremely impressed with Elaine's 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.

Elaine's 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 can't 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.
 

Sincerely,

Larry A.

Brandon, MB

Canada

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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 R.

Victoria, BC
December, 2009

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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

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"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"

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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

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 "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!"

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To Whom It May Concern

  RE:   ELAINE STEWART – REMAX REAL ESTATE CONSULTANTS                   


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.

Yours truly,

 

 Delwen StanderChilliwack, BC. ,Canada
 

 

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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., CANADA

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C. Dreyer

Langley, British Columbia, Canada

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. 

All the best,

Michael P.

Palm Springs, CA

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"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!" October 10, 2007

Russel V

La Quinta, CA