Meet the Team
Coldwell Banker Realty Office located in South Palm Desert, CA
Today, teams are very popular among real estate agents. I have been very, very careful about putting together a team that will truly meet the needs of my clients, but not take me away from the very important client-relationship that I have put a lot of effort into developing and whom my clients have placed a lot of trust in me.
As a busy full time real estate agent, obviously you can't be and do all things, however, I very strongly refuse to turn my clients over to "assistants" when it is me that they have built a relationship with and learned to trust and relate to. I prefer and enjoy maintaining my relationship with my clients before, during and after the transaction.
However, there are some things that other people are better qualified and experienced to handle. It is these people, entities or companies that I entrust my clients with, as well as people who can handle the myriad other more mundane tasks that go along with marketing properties and closing transactions.
These are my team members. Keep in mind, it takes many people to manage and process a smooth and stress free transaction. My team members include Coldwell Banker Office Staff, Loan Brokers, Escrow Officers, Title Insurance Officers as well as other affiliates and at times, a partnering fellow agent:
Carol Stephan – Office Administrative Assistant, Administrative Bookkeeping and Human Resources
Corlette Tompkins – Office Administrative Assistant, Administrative Bookkeeping and Human Resources
Carolina Ochoa – Independent Transaction Coordinator, who helps organize and file online all necessary paperwork to close a transaction
Tom E. Pelton – Branch Manager
Jamie Duran – President Orange County, Riverside County and San Diego County Companies
Greg Macres - Regional Executive VP, NRT Western Region and Southwest regions
Derrick Griffenhagen – Computer and Information Technology, who maintains our computer local area network and Internet operations
Jake Bachman - Desert Marketing Coordinator
Michael Blevins – Senior Loan Consultant, VP of Mortgage Lending, Guaranteed Rate Affinity, who provides extremely competitive loan rates and service
Lisa Hendricks – Escrow Officer, West Coast Escrow, Palm Desert, who can also handle all escrow services
Janet Ortiz – Escrow Officer, West Coast Escrow, Indian Wells, who can also handle all escrow services
Tina Bates – Business Development, Equity Title Insurance Company, who provides Title Insurance for our transactions
Tom Ogle - Business Development, Equity Title Insurance Company, who also provides Title Insurance for our transactions
Richard Chamberlin - Real Estate Agent, Broker Associate, partners with me in the listing and selling of some Residential Income and Commercial properties
Karen McMenomy – Account Executive, American Home Shield Home Warranty Insurance
Coldwell Banker Concierge Services - providing complimentary resources and referrals for such things as moving company bids, carpet cleaning, custom window coverings, home remodeling and just about anything else you might need to get your new home ready for occupancy or listing.