Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
72605 HIGHWAY 111 B1 Ste
Palm Desert, CA 92260
- e-agent, Certified Negotiator
Palms To Pines Specialist
Resort Property Specialist, Gary represents buyers and sellers throughout California. Gary has extensive experience in locating, analyzing, acquiring and disbursing quality properties of all types.
Gary has been an Idyllwild Resident Realtor specializing in resort properties for over 25 years. Gary and his wife Patty were the creators of a very popular Idyllwild Country Inn known as The Cedar Street Inn for over 18 years. Gary’s Regional office is located on Hwy 111 off of El Paseo in Palm Desert, where Gary handles resort properties in that area, just 60 minutes from beautiful mile high Idyllwild.
As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
Our experience with Gary Tompkins was far and away the best and most satisfying in more than 20 years of buying and selling property. Gary’s work was an extraordinary example of an incredibly dedicated professional going far beyond the call of duty. My family and I are delighted with the purchase of our new home, but closing the deal would have been impossible without Gary’s knowledge, counsel and support, and his follow-on client service was indeed exceptional.
Purchasing a home can place enormous stress and strain on a family, but imagine this stress exacerbated by the frustration of distance (with buyers in Denmark and a seller in Idaho). Gary’s calm good humor, his courteous and kind demeanor, and his focus and professionalism helped us to navigate a complicated transaction indebted to him. I salute the exceptional performance of this talented and dedicated professional, and I have no hesitation in offering references and referrals.
Terence P. McCulley
Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of the U.S.A
Gary does what we expect most competent agents to do, and he does it well. What differentiates Gary is learning how much he cares about doing what we need done. His efforts helped me set realistic expectations on the price I might expect from a sale. He laid out a clear strategy to market my property and to identify the niche of prospects that might be most qualified to buy. He drew together contractors who could make upgrades to meet building code changes.
Is Gary the ideal agent for you? I doubt anyone can answer that any better than you, so I got to know Gary as a person, understand his experience and learn of his strategies for marketing my property. Gary’s values gave me the confidence to trust in decisions I needed to make along the way. Gary’s skills brought the dollar outcome I sought at a price I found reasonable. I recommend him highly.
Wishing you the best,
Richard L. Carlson
Palo Alto, California
Gary Tompkins has been instrumental in holding on to this opportunity that was, from the start, not an easy project. For the duration of the listing and over many detailed obstacles Gary had the skills of a true Real Estate professional that knew well how to guide the process. He demonstrated to us and probably also to his colleagues that persistence is one of the ingredients for winning the sales agenda. We thank Gary for his uncanny ability to “feed the wolf and save the sheep”….Needless to say, Gary has lightened our load in using skills by which we did not have to drive back and forth between Newport Beach and Idyllwild. It was also visible to us that Gary worked very well with the buyer’s agency and agent. He did an excellent job and we are grateful to him and Coldwell Banker.
Richard and Arlene Finn
Newport Beach, CA
International Previews Property Specialist