Palm Springs Area Real Estate

Testimonials For Karen

I have bought and sold many homes in my lifetime and dealt with a myriad of realtors. I can say without a doubt that Karen has been the best!  She presents herself in a most professional manner and always goes the extra mile. Karen found me the perfect buyer. If you are serious about buying or selling your home look no further than Karen.

Jim Rockwell

Karen is absolutely the best real estate agent we have ever used and now we have found her we would never want to use another. I can’t praise her highly enough. We had to move out of the country due to work and so left the selling of our property completely in her hands. Several issues rose up and she went above and beyond to sort those out for us. It is scary enough having to sell long distance without problems and I don’t know what we would have done without her. She got us a great sale and we couldn’t be happier. We will never be able to thank her enough for all her hard work and patience and for making sure to stay in touch all the time even though we were so far away.

L Jenkins

I have been represented by Karen Stearns in several real estate transactions over the past 20 years. My most recent experience with Karen as my real estate agent was, as usual, a very, very good one. She is extremely professional, is extremely knowledgeable about the Coachella Valley and its neighborhoods, is courteous and always kept me up-to-date with weekly phone calls as to what “action” was going on with the sale of the house (how many agents showed the house, any offers, etc.). Would I use Karen again as my real estate agent? You bet I would! She’s a pleasure to work with.


Karen was extremely efficient in marketing and selling our property quickly. When it came time for escrow, she was, again, super helpful with the entire process. Thank you, Karen! 

J Miller

Hi prospective home buyers, Working with Karen was an absolute pleasure. The moment my family and I met with her, we were welcome with a stellar greeting and bottled water( 98 F). We then went over the details of the homes we were scheduled to see and hit the road. She had it well mapped out and  coordinated so we did not waste any time. We saw 6 homes that day and the last home we saw was the winner! Gorgeous home with pool, spa, casita- that works! We made an offer the next day and Karen stayed in close contact with me the entire time. I am a new homeowner so there was a great deal to learn- Karen imparted her expert knowledge to get me up to speed. All in all, a great experience!

A Vigilan

Karen Stearns is unsurpassed in her craft, a consummate professional. She expertly negotiated us over the local real estate terrain. We sold a Wexler home and bought another Wexler property that she found for us. We were 100% pleased with our experience with Karen and feel honored to have been under her tutelage throughout the process. Aside from the usual smarts, she also possesses a clever intuition. We would highly recommend Karen to be your steward – she would prove be an asset to any buy/sell team.

Mark D

I was very pleased with the level of service and dedication that I received from Karen Stearns of the real estate firm of Bennion & Deville. Karen was very efficient at reducing my level of stress associated with looking for and finding a new home in the Palm Desert area. Karen’s many years of   experience was instrumental in me getting the house I wanted and at a fair price. I would highly recommend Karen if you are in the market to either sell or buy in the desert areas of Palm Springs/Palm Desert.

Rick Flowers

Karen was very helpful in helping us find the perfect home for us and in leading us through the purchase process. She always returned calls quickly and was available to answer questions. When she showed us houses she was very attuned to our needs and did not show us houses that were out of our   budget or she new would not appeal to us. We highly recommend her as a Real Estate Professional.


The purchase of our second home was flawless, quick and easy. Karen was very helpful throughout the process. I would use Karen again if the need arises. I would recommend Karen to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Palm Springs area.

T Baker

Karen is what every realtor should strive to be.  She does not push you into something that you aren’t ready.  As a matter of fact, Karen maintained our relationship for nearly 3 years before I was ready to buy.  She sent me listings even though I wasn’t ready to purchase.  And when I was ready,   she took me to all kinds of homes, listening to what I liked and what I didn’t.  Her vast knowledge of Palm Springs was very helpful.  She pointed things out on homes that I didn’t see.  She truly cared about me as a person, not just a commission.  Because of her dedication and my excellent experience, I have since referred her mother and she purchased a home as well.  If you want a realtor who will listen to you, care about you as a person, and really work as an advocate for your best interests, Karen Stearns is the one you contact.

Mark Mitchell

We were referred to her by our son (whom she sold a home to recently). We only had a few hours on a Saturday before we were due to leave town. Karen made time for us and within the couple hours she was able to understand what we wanted and showed us the perfect home. We bought it on the spot. She’s   such a caring and professional person. During our 30+ day escrow she walked us through the process (hadn’t bought a home for over 31 years) and make the cumbersome process a delight.

Alenora B.

We’ve known many real estate agents in the Palm Springs area and Karen Stearns is by far one of the best ones! She is very detail-oriented, her knowledge of the Palm Springs area is exceptionally strong, and she keeps in constant contact with you. Would we use Karen again to buy or sell a house? In a word, yes!


Karen and I hit it off immediately – she is so personable and friendly that I trusted her comp,Evelyn from the beginning.  She had a good grasp on exactly what we were looking for and had done a lot of research in advance of our arrival in town even.  She spent entire days at a time with us because   we were in town solely to look for a home.  I recommend her highly!


My partner and I live in Montana we contacted Karen to help us find the perfect place.   Purchasing a home can be an adventure. Add to that 1500 miles.   Karen made the experience smooth and easy.  Karen gets a FIVE star rating!!

Mike 1212

I bought my house in July 2008.  Karen made the entire experience enjoyable.  I especially appreciated her immediate and thorough understanding of what I was looking for in a home.


My husband and I very pleased with Karen services.  She always on top of everythings, we would love to recommendation her to anyone want to buy or sell.


Karen Stearns was my realtor in purchasing a home in Palm Desert. She was very patient with me in finding me the perfect home that met my needs. Her knowledge of the area and the different types of homes was very impressive to me. Karen also stays on top of the transaction from start to finish..


I have known Karen for 10 years and she is been a joy to work with. Karen helped me and my partner buy our first property in Palm Springs and was extremely helpful and responsive. Karen helped us negotiate the deal and she guided us throughout the whole process. Since we live on the east coast,   Karen continued to help us manage our property whenever we needed.


Karen has shown great deal of professionalism finding us a property over ten years ago. She showed knowledge of the market and helped us through the whole process. She continue to help us whenever we have a question about the market and she is very responsive. I strongly recommend her services.


Karen was the perfect Real Estate Professional for us!  She knows the market, she is willing to help in any way possible without being pushy.  Karen, was extremely patient and helpful to us, we had to learn the area and understand the market a process that took us two plus seasons before we knew   what we wanted.  Once we had decided what we wanted she was extremely helpful in finding the perfect home in the right location.  She was equally as skilled in the buying process. If you are looking for a honest skilled Real Estate Professional we feel that Karen would be an excellent choice.

Rick Malon

Karen took , what can be, a grueling process (ideal house-hunting) and made it one of the easiest, efficient, rewarding, fulfilling and fun processes we have had.  She is a knowledgeable real estate professional and a wonderful and fun person to work with.  We  HAVE and will continue to  recommend   Karen Stearns every opportunity we can.

T Martin

Karen was awesome. She made me feel like our home we were listing was the prettiest in the world. She is very positive, professional, personable, informative and knowledgably. I signed up with Karen and in 2 days she had a sale that was a 10 day Escrow!! I would highly recommend her to everyone. She was excellent!!!


Karen Is The Best She Sold Us several Properties And Sold Properties From Us. She I s Very Nice and Honest Person. We Like The Way She Does Business Very Much.

Emil Cardon

Karen is a real pro, not pushy at all. You will not find a better or more concerning r.e.a.
She goes the extra mile, always with a smile. My wife & I adore her.


Karen is so professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with.  Ten years ago she sold our condo, then helped us purchase our home in Palm Desert.  She’s representing us again in the sale of that home and helping us find another new one.  She doesn’t miss a detail.  We’ve recommended her numerous   times.  She’s the best!

R Gardena

We have bought a number of properties in the Palm Springs area through Karen. She walked us through our 1st purchase and was there for any questions or concerns we had on our following sales or purchases. She is very knowledgeable about all the real estate in the Coachella Valley.


Exceptional RE agent. Highly knowledgeable. Really knows the pros and cons of areas, pricing, values, and available properties in a given price range. Communication and responsiveness are tops. Would definitely use her again.


Experienced, knowledgeable and good follow up. Because of Karen’s prompt work we were able to get our offer accepted before we were out bid. we are now working with Karen to help us buy another house in Cathedral City.


Karen was terrific at quickly understanding what we were looking for and in finding several prospective homes.  She was also very helpful with information we needed to make a decision.  We would definitely recommend Karen to anyone buying or selling homes.


We found Karen to be very professional and knowledgeable about all the properties we previewed. We found her website heads above all the other realtors on our short list and the deciding factor to have her in our corner representing us.

M Houstons

Karen sold us our Condo  in 2003. She is very knowledgeable of the palm Springs area and would not hesitate to recommend her to others. I”m sure when we get ready to put our condo on back on the market, she will be the first agent we would call. She is very personable and well informed.

Jack and Helene

Karen was always there for us, thorough, efficient, flexible.  If she didn’t have the answer, she knew where to get it.
Thanks to Karen we are in our wonderful, affordable new home!

Vickily Nedikes

Karen helped us find a great home in Palm Springs, and was terrific at getting us the best price possible.  She had a great knowledge of neighborhoods and a good sense of what we were looking for.


Karen was amazing to work with!  We told her what we wanted and it only took us one day of looking to find what we wanted.  She is very knowledgable about the area and is good at finding exactly what you want.  We will definitely be doing business with Karen again!

Lisa Andrews

Karen Stearns helped us list and sell two pieces of property about 7 years ago.  We were impressed with her knowledge of the listing prices for the area and her professionalism.  She worked hard to show the properties and they sold within a few weeks of listing.  We strongly recommend Karen Sterns   to those wishing to buy or sell property in the Palm Springs area.


I contacted Karen after reading bio’s on several agents.  She was a delight from the very beginning.  My husband and I were looking to buy a retirement home in Palm Springs but currently lived in Ashland, Oregon.  Karen is extremely knowledgeable about the area and listened to my many requests. She did not waste our time but she did take a substantial amount of her time to show us many areas and properties. When we found a home that met our needs she pushed through an immediate offer and we were delighted that it was accepted in a busy housing market.  We found Karen to be very honest and trustworthy. She has such a friendly and outgoing personality.  Karen and I hit it off immediately and I am now very honored to call her my friend.


We bought a home in Rancho Mirage in the summer of 2011.  We interacted with Karen online and then travelled to the Coachella Valley for one weekend. Karen was very prepared when we arrived, she was very in tune with both of our reactions and tastes; because of that we found a home on the   second day. It was a fantastic experience because of Karen’s style and knowledge.


My husband and I have worked with Karen Stearns in purchasing our home in Cathedral City. We have contacted her recently to learn more about the local market in selling our home in Cathedral City. Karen is very professional, and knows everything about the local market. I would   have referred many people to her, and when it’s time to sell or buy in the Coachella Valley, she will be our agent again.


I have known Karen for ten years, professionally and personally.  In addition to being very professional she is honest and giving, above and beyond.  Karen sold our home in Palm Springs before it hit the market, and got our asking price.  She also befriended the buyer, helping him with the   transaction.  Even with the mounds of paper work, the transaction went very smoothly.  I know Karen to be on of the most honest, trustworthy person in the professional world.  When I am ready to buy again I will call Karen Stearns.


I often want the unusual and when it came to finding a second home which would also be my retirement home, my request seemed ‘impossible’.    I wanted a ‘condo’ but I also wanted my own enclosed back yard.  That’s what I told Karen.  I honestly didn’t think it existed in the Palm Springs area. Karen only had to show me one property because it was exactly what I wanted!  Buying many homes and investment properties over my lifetime, I found Karen was the only real estate agent who had the true knack to hear what I said and put it into action. The best agent ever and when I get my next ‘doesn’t exist ‘ idea for buying property, Karen is the only one I would tell about it because I know she will find it.  Rhoda Anderson CEO of EZOnlineDocuments.


Karen was competent, professional, and eager to help. She helped line up a mortgage professional in her office, who helped finance my condo purchase.   She also had an excellent home inspection specialist who inspected the property prior to my purchasing it. She made the buying   process smooth.


My husband and I have worked with Karen Stearns both as our listing agent for the sale of one home and as our buyer’s representative in the purchase of two different homes!  With each transaction, we found Karen to be extremely professional, efficient, very aware of the markets, and very patient   with her clients as we viewed many homes before making our selections.


We worked with Karen for several years to try and find a home in the Palm Springs area.  We lived in another state and so we needed a real estate professional that we could trust and would follow through with everything from helping us to find a home that was a perfect fit, to the purchase   agreement and sale negotiations, helping us locate financial institutions, inspectors, etc in the area, and finally seeing us through to the closing.  She was our eyes and ears and we really felt she watched out for our best interest.  She returns phone calls and helps you in any way she can, and is happy to do it!  We highly recommend her – 5++++ stars in our book.


I have been a client of Karen’s since 1995.  Over the years, we have done many deals together with me being both Buyer and Seller of personal residences as well as investment properties.  She has always provided me with expert guidance and shown herself to have my best interests as a priority.  Our   transactions have all gone smoothly towards a successful close of escrow.  Of course, there will always be challenges that arise.  Karen and I have always been able to work together to successfully resolve them.  She is a seasoned professional and I would highly recommend her services to anyone buying or selling a property that wants the best representation possible.


Karen is a complete professional in both appearance and knowledge of real estate. She handled two seamless transactions for me in the Palm Springs area and it couldn’t have been easier. Always on time for appointments, she brings “serious” pre-qualified buyers/renters. She is truly the definition   of a real professional. Thanks Karen.


Karen did a fine job on all points for me! I really appreciated that. Thanks again! 

Rick J Koscelnik

Sandi and I feel very fortunate to have been able to have you are our Realtor and to have the opportunity to get to know you.  You were professional in all aspects of the transaction.  I would be proud to refer you to anyone looking for property in the Palm Desert area.  Thank you!

Sandi and Allen Shinaberry

Thank you so much for all the hours you put in helping us look for the perfect house.  After many weeks of driving around looking at various homes, and having deals fall through, you performed a miraculous act.  We definitely found a lovely home we can afford and enjoy.

Jim and Rosa Scott

We want to thank you for such excellent service helping us to purchase this house. You always kept us informed about every step of the process and made everything go smoothly.  We have dealt with many agents in Las Vegas, Orange County and Palm Springs and without a doubt you have been the best.  Thank you again and we will let you know when we are ready to sell our current house.

Dave and Judy Pogor

Just wanted to thank you again for all that you have done for us!!  I really appreciated all the attention, hard work, kindness and patience you showed us while we were there.  I am so glad that Cindy referred you to us–I felt very comfortable with you and confident in your ability as a realtor.  I am looking forward to talking with you again soon and hope all is well with you! Thanks again! 

Deanne Sund

I am an avid dog rescuer, personally have a boxer, and I would only consider buying a ‘condo’ which had its own fenced in back yard.  That’s what I told Karen.  I honestly didn’t think it existed but when I retire, that’s what I wanted.  Karen only had to show me one because it is exactly what I wanted!  Buying many homes and investment properties over my lifetime, I found Karen was the only real estate agent who had the true knack to hear what I said and put it into action.  The best agent ever and when I get my next ‘doesn’t’ exist idea for buying property, Karen is the only one I would tell about it because she will find it.

Rhoda Anderson President of Rhoda Anderson Associates

We just love our new desert home in Rancho Mirage. Thank you once again for all the assistance you gave us in locating just the right property and then making sure everything was handled professionally throughout the escrow period. Thanks again and we’ll be sending some friends to see you once we talk them into joining us in the desert. 

Ron and Becky Amundson

I want you to know how very much I appreciate your professional manner. You made the whole procedure so painless for me. My only regret is that I did not sign on with you in November. Thanks again.

Marie Garrett, Seller

We’ve bought and sold numerous properties with various realtors…but you are the best!! I really appreciate the way you really listened to what our needs were and didn’t waste time showing us anything but! I also appreciate the “whole package” service – hooking us up with Scott for a mortgage and Steve for property management. We’ll let you know when we’re ready for this again! We’ll tell all of our friends about you too.  

Mike Lewis

Just wanted to thank you for everything you did for us. You are the best. You found us the perfect place.. just what we were looking for.

Dave Hafer

Thank you for being so conscientious during our search for our home. I appreciate all of your help and patience. You zeroed in on what we asked of you, and changed gears when needed. Thanks so much.

Bob and Bonnie

Dear Karen, Thank you so much for your hard work, honesty and professionalism. You made a very hectic and unfamiliar process understandable. You were by our side every step of the way and made sure we knew what was happening before the next step was taken. We will definitely refer anyone who asks for a Realtor to you (and we already have!). We are thrilled with our new home and we feel the price we paid for such a property was fair–that makes us feel good. You are a credit to your industry and if the need arises again for a Realtor in Palm Springs you will be getting a call!!  Thanks again!

Jim and Mike

Congratulations Karen, Your site is awesome. I would like to share with others what a unique buying adventure it has been working with you to find me a home in Palm Springs. Your professionalism, dedication and experience focused our efforts and made the pursuit a totally enjoyable event. I would strongly recommend you to others who are in need of your services; and I look forward to doing business with you in the future.

Lynn E.Gulick

Dear Karen, You are an exceptional person and realtor. You really made this an easy and pleasant transaction for us. You should be very proud of yourself. We have dealt with plenty of realtors over the years in California and New York and you are the best. You treated us as if we were buying a 2 million or more home. Karen, your integrity and professionalism shines through.

Dr. Bill and Beverly Koch

Dear Manager, My wife and I wish to thank your firm, and especially our agent Karen Stearns, for the professional manner in which she and your firm handled the sale of our home. This is a belated thanks, as the sale took place over a year ago, but having just sold another home through a lesser agent, we were reminded of the first rate job Ms. Stearns did. Of the many real estate transactions we have done over the years, no agent has shown more skill or integrity than did Ms. Stearns. She caught errors in contract, marketed the property aggressively, closed up when other agents failed to do so, and kept us well informed through out. She is a strong “closer” in the finest sense of keeping the details straight and the deal on track by smoothing the minor problems that often cause a transaction to unravel. If a friend were to ask us to recommend a realtor, we would strongly recommend Ms. Stearns.

Arthur De Vany, Ph. D.

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