Sheri Dettman & Associates Recent Buyer Client Comments

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“Hi Sheri, Thank you for bringing us and this beautiful home together!  You made everything so easy for us even when we were not present in providing some wonderful people to help get everything set up and keep us on track!  You are truly unique with the care you give to every detail along with the kindness you’ve shown us! Thank you and your remarkable team for their concierge service and graciousness in welcoming us into our new home!”

Janet Schmitz, Chicago

"Sheri: You should know that we had a very positive experience with Ed Borquez.  He was not only knowledgeable and attentive, but VERY patient as well.  Sheri Dettman & Associates is firmly entrenched and knowledgeable about the area.  We would definitely recommend them to others.  When searching for a realtor, you're looking for knowledge, professionalism, attention to detail, and a good relationship.  We found all of these assets with Ed Borquez and Sheri Dettman & Associates. 

Our realtor, Ed Borquez, was able to share information and analysis that helped us make more informed decisions and better understand our position.  He knew about the latest events, decisions and topics being discussed and evaluated within Legacy Villas, and provided good counsel on what we should/should not be concerned about.  Ed became our eyes and ears in Legacy Villas and made remote househunting much easier.  We also appreciated that you have a process.  We were told what we should expect in terms of next steps, and were provided resources and contact lists to assist us.

And, we are truly loving our La Quinta residence...just can't find enough time to be there!" 

Lori Tanking, Winfield, IL


"Dear Sheri and Emily, Some months have passed since we  had the fortune to be helped by you to find a home in the Palm Desert area. We were a bit different from other buyers since it was the first time we ever purchased a property in the USA and did know nothing about the procedure and the way things go in such a situation.

Emily from your team was in charge, fought like a lioness for our interests and nothing was too difficult or problematic for her, in order to satisfy our list of wishes. She was well informed and extremely professional, explained the pros and cons of all possible properties we chose, leaving us the entire freedom to decide, not a single moment pushing or chasing for a quick decision. 

Getting such a good feeling about all things connected to a property purchase in that region, plus the very pleasant and helpful style all of you presented, our choice was a good and happy one.

We are extremly satisfied about our home in the desert and we cannot think of any way you could have done a better job. We shall and did also, recommend other people to contact you in case they would like to be succesful in finding a new home in Palm Springs area. We would be happy to give further recommendations at any time.

Thank you once more and look forward to see you soon,"  Irina and David Lister, Switzerland


"Thank You for everything Bryan, I will defiantly recommend you to my friends!! I hope your company knows they have a great people person, who's more than just a sales representative to his clients.... The experience was great, and you've continued  to help us with the many details of home repair, not a requirement, just super"awesome"....!!" Natasha Wewerka, Palm Springs, CA


"We would absolutely recommend Ed Borquez and your office! We love Ed. His patience, knowledge and straightforward manner were all impressive . We found everyone helpful. No improvements I can think of. Absolutely-you can use us as a reference. You are awesome." Hilarie Sales, Salem, NY


"Sheri, It was great working with Ed throughout this entire process.  I'd give him an A+, not sure what more I could have expected from him.  The house I ended up buying was one he suggested to me, despite me spending several hours on Zillow on my own making a list for him to review. Appreciate all the good work." Greg Long, WA


"Sheri, Emily did a great job for me...highest recommendation!  Would use your agency again anytime." Patrick Cowell, San Mateo, CA


“Sheri, I would definitely recommend your agency! The assistance from Ed Borquez in coordinating with the seller and from your assistant Beverly to make all the paperwork stuff go right was unbeatable. The best part of the transaction was dealing with Ed. He is clear in his explanations, and radiates integrity. 

I counted how many homes I have bought over the years, and it is approaching 30 in three countries. By far this was the best transaction of them all. And that’s why we will be listing our previous PGA property with you as soon as we empty it of 14 years worth of accumulations!”

David Gleason, La Quinta


"Sheri, We had a great experience with Emily. She did not hesitate to meet me whenever I was able to fly back to the desert area from our home here in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Emily made my search for our new home so much easier than I could have imagined. She represented us well in negotiating price and in requesting credit against cost.  She has continued to be of great service to us by giving us some great references for future upgrades to our new home. We were very lucky to have her! Many Thanks."
Eva and Ronald Farrey, IL

"Hi Sheri, I want to let you know that Julie and I are so excited with our new dream home in the desert!  We love it!  And we are so pleased with the service we received from Ed.  He was great!!!  Everything was perfect!  Your staff is awesome, and I will highly recommend your company to everyone. Thank you for the professional and personal service you guys provided and for finding us our dream desert home." Nicholas and Julie Civello, Missouri

“Dear Sheri, We Are Over The Moon, Thank You! You All Are Great! It Was a Pleasure. And I Must Say that Emily Is The Best. Sweet, charming, not pushy, just all around a great experience. Thank You!” Janice Romersa, La Quinta


"Hi Sheri, Having given your question serious consideration, I would advise you as follows: I was impressed by your services from the start thru completion and I thought Ed was excellent especially in always responding to any of our questions in a timely manner. I also thought your back office worked very well and I appreciate your choice of escrow company. I would certainly recommend your company and be happy to provide references." Stuart Shears, PA

"Dear Sheri, We’d like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for introducing us to Emily Trust (on your team). I work with Portland area Realtors everyday and I grew up in a household with both parents Realtors. I can speak from experience that Emily is one in a million! Emily was quick to respond to email and phone messages, and was very professional at all times.  You have an absolute gem in Emily and I she is a valuable member of your real estate team". Bob & Paul Brotherton,Oregon

“Hi Sheri, I just wanted to let you know what a great experience it was working with you and your organization. I have dealt with a lot of real estate and investments over the years and I was most impressed with the Sheri Dettman and Associates real estate team. The entire experience and transaction was so organized and professional from start to finish. The website and research tools was one my favorite aspects and helped me better evaluate areas and compare listings. Ed Borquez was a fantastic real estate professional and was informative and prompt but was not pushy or a typical salesperson personality. I was completely satisfied and would recommend anyone in the market to buy or sell in Palms Springs and the surrounding desert communities to get in touch with your office. Thank you once again.” Brandon Mecier, Dorado Hills California

"Thanks so much Sheri! We couldn't be happier! It is amazing that we weren't even going to look at this property (the home they purchased) and it was the first one you showed us and of course our favorite." Janet and Chris Valenti, Southern California

“Dear Sheri, As we’ve told Emily Trust many times, we would not have seriously considered purchasing a home if Emily hadn’t been our agent. When we first spoke with Emily we told her that we were ‘just looking’ and that we had really high expectations of a home and doubted that what we were looking for existed in our price range. Emily reassured us that we could find a property yet she didn’t apply any pressure to us whatsoever. She introduced us to your preferred method of searching through the myriad of properties available and when we met and narrowed down the search to 5-6 homes, we felt that we were actually going to find something. And lo and behold my favorite online listing turned into our forever vacation home. 

Being Canadian and new to the U.S. real estate world we found the process to be very confusing but Emily was very helpful and guided us through every aspect of the sales transaction and MORE! We actually feel that we could do it all over again with Emily Trust as our guide. Nothing to improve on! It was a great experience. Kathleen and Colin, BC, Canada

“Dear Sheri, We found your company to have a really strong website which initially attracted us and the fact that you responded to me directly. The transaction went smoothly which was also reflected in the accommodating sellers. Now all that is left is to enjoy our winter home, which we love. Thank you, and we have no hesitation in recommending your professional friendly company to anyone searching in the desert.” Pam and Derek Fry, BC, Canada

“Hi Sheri, I know it was only four or five months ago that I sent a tentative email to you asking about a few homes in La Quinta. And now, we own a lovely home there! I wanted to tell you that Ed Borquez was so helpful and patient with us; he very quickly developed a sense of what we were looking for and - ingenious on his part - actually showed us pictures of a home that had already sold that had all the changes we had envisioned. It's what sold us on our house. Ed’s a wonderful part of your team and I just wanted you to know. Thank you for referring him. We look forward to doing business with your company again in the future.” Kathleen & Malcolm Macdonald, Tuhunga, California

"Hi Sheri, We enjoyed working with you on our purchase. You and your team helped to make the closing process less stressful by taking possession of our home for us while I was away on holidays.  The ability to use DocuSign made the paper process very slick and easy for a me to manage the transaction. I would recommend your services to others and feel free to use me as a reference."

Greg Johnson, Alberta, Canada

"Dear Sheri, Lynda and I have been more than satisfied with the help and support we have received from both Ed and Emily as we worked our way through the selection and then buying process of our new home in the desert. We have worked with numerous real estate folk in our lives and it is a pleasure to deal with authentic and laid back people who are there to provide great service and a pleasurable experience. We would certainly recommend you and your company to anyone planning to buy a property in the area, All the best, Malcolm and Lynda Cowan, Ontario, Canada

"Dear Sheri, I really liked your website and found the whole organization to be so professional that I could trust any realtor at your company. Ed Boquez was absolutely great and not only knew the market, he knew us the client. I bought a condo with one two hour trip to the desert. Extremely impressive efficiency! I don't recommend people very easily or often, as I've got high standards, but they were exceeded!" Christen Bartelt, Malibu, California

“Dear Sheri, We felt that Emily Trust did a great job for us and we really enjoyed working with her.  She did a solid job of listening, she provided input when appropriate, and gave us space when that made sense.  We'd be happy to recommend her and your Sheri Dettman & Associates team.  Emily also was careful in making sure that we wrote a purchase agreement, which gave us protections while inspections and other contingencies could unfold. We're happy!

John & Michele Weddle, Minnetoka, MN

"Hi Sheri, You all exceeded our expectations. Way back when I first contacted you, I knew we had the right team to find our dream house in Palm Springs. You kept us in the loop with the market reports, with your newsletters, and e-mails regarding property for sale in our area and price range. And then you made Ed Borquez available to help us when we arrived. Ed is a terrific guy period and a very responsive and professional agent. He went out of his way in every respect, to truly help us find the perfect house at the perfect price with almost every single want that Trish and I had on our house-hunting list. It would be our privilege to recommend your group."

Jack & Trish South, San Diego, California

"Dear Sheri, It really pays to have a professional on your side. Sheri Dettman has integrity and is a truly honest, hardworking person.  When things got tough in our real estate deal, we were glad to have Sheri on our side of the table. Steve and I greatly appreciate the integrity that you and your company has shown. We would use her and her (Sheri's) staff again in a heartbeat."

Steve and Valerie Poss, Redondo Beach, California

“Dear Sheri, Emily Trust was one exceptional lady who delivered every detail to its fullest–finding our special home, negotiating and after the close of escrow things that needed further attention. I can't say enough about Emily. She has truly proven and conducted herself as an outstanding real estate professional. I would trust Emily again to handle any of our real estate needs and refer her to others. Thank you, Emily and the entire Sheri Dettman team of professionals.” 

Annie & Gene Nathenson, La Quinta

"Dear Sheri & Emily, We can’t thank you enough for your professionalism, expertise and hard work in helping us find our home in La Quinta. This has been our dream and it came true. We love our home, the neighborhood and the community! As we started to look, your prompt response in getting back with us along with your website, were extremely helpful as we were going through our initial decision process. The Service we received from Emily was exceptional!  We could not have asked for a better Realtor to guide us through the process.  Her knowledge of the neighborhoods and attention to our specific needs (inspectors, mortgage companies, etc.) was so valuable.  In fact, you may use us as a reference and we will definitely recommend Keller Williams.  We look forward to working with you again in the future." Rick & Julie McPheeters, Corona, California 

"Sheri, Thank you for you and your staff for being so professional and efficient. We really enjoyed working with you and will not hesitate to refer you to friends." Sharon & Brian Romank, BC, Canada

“Dear Sheri, We must say that our experience with your company and Laurie Shelton was outstanding.  She took care of us from start to finish - even when we began to look at homes last March and then stopped until this September. She always followed-up to make sure we were getting everything we need. We also especially liked the links to new homes which were sent out - gave us the opportunity to see homes when we were back in Virginia.  In fact, the condo we did buy was one of those recommended links. You can definitely use us as references and we will make sure if we know of anyone who needs a realtor in the desert, we will recommend you.”

Cindy & Jeff - Haymarket, Virginia

"Dear Sheri, Paul and I want to thank you and commend you and Ed (Borquez) for the wonderful service we received from your firm. We absolutely could not say enough about how well we were treated.  Your office staff was excellent and the help and assistance we received from Ed was above and beyond any expectations we had. Beginning our search for a new home in an area we were unfamiliar with was daunting.  Discovering your superb website quickly turnedour search into an adventure which was fun and enlightening.  I loved surfing the portal that was set up for us.  It really provided all the information we needed about the area and the homes that met our requirements." 

Letty & Paul Belland, Alberta, Canada

"Dear Ms. Dettman, I must take a moment to let you know how much my wife and I appreciate the expertise, area knowledge and especially the patience your team member Ed Boquez demonstrated in assisting with locating the perfect new home to suit my wife’s needs and desires for her new home as well as my wishes. Ed helped us through the entire process and answered all of our questions and concerns as well as going above and beyond with whatever he could do to get us through our home loan process."  Ken Freeman, Georgia

"Dear Sheri, We wanted to take a moment to let you know how happy we were with the services provided by Emily Trust and the rest of your team during the recent purchase of our first desert home. We decided many months ago that we would like to investigate the possibility of owning a desert home, but really did not know where to begin.

Your website provided invaluable information in beginning to narrow down suitable communities, in understanding how the real estate process in California works, and what was important for Canadian buyers to consider. 

From our first correspondence Emily gave us the attention and care you would expect for an already established client.  She answered every question (and there were many!) promptly and with detailed information that allowed us to continue to refine our decisions.  Once our travel plans were made, Emily ensured that she had extended time dedicated to us since we had only planned one short trip.  During this time she worked tirelessly to ensure we had a home that was perfect for us.  Further to that, we had only a 15-day close of escrow and were already back in Canada during most of this time.  Emily continued to work with us and assist us in going through this new experience.

We did a lot of research during this process.  We had come in contact with many real estate agencies and agents.  We are confident that Emily and your team were the best possible choice for us.  Thank you again for the care, consideration and professionalism you and your team represent.  We will highly recommend you at any opportunity and look forward to working with you again in the future."

John & Susan Roberts, Ontario, Canada 

“Sheri, We would highly recommend you. In fact we already have. The thing we like best about your services during our transaction and throughout the entire process is Ed Borquez. We cannot say enough nice things about this man. He was always there when we needed him, day or night. He went beyond the call of duty, and was so very pleasant to work with."

Gail & Chuck Taylor, Bloomfield, Michigan

"Dear Sheri & Laurie, We want you to know that we have respected your professionalism throughout this whole (buying) process and we would recommend your services to anyone who asks. You couldn't have been nicer to work with, which has given us such a positive view of what living here is all about."

Diane Peterson, Victoria, BC, Canada

"Dear Sheri, Our experience with Emily Trust was very positive. She held our hand through several trying moments, and never wavered.  I was difficult at several of these moments (I'll blame it on frustration), but she always kept a positive attitude and generally made things better. She also helped Paula after closing, as a final testament to her dedication to our satisfaction. We will absolutely contact Emily for our future real estate purchases or sales, and will highly recommend her to our friends and family. Thank you!" Kevin and Paula Congleton – Seattle, WA

"Dear Sheri, I wanted to tell you that every single person we have encountered during this process (the buying of our new custom home) has been wonderful. We are so happy with everything."

Nancy Scantena - Phoenix, Arizona

"Choosing your firm to find our 'Canadian winter escape' home in the desert has proven to be a very wise decision. We could not be more pleased with the outcome. The service offered by your team was most efficient and effective." Charle and Gillian Povey - Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

"Dear Sheri, Thanks so much and kudos to you on your patience through it all. It worked out well! (buying our new home and your selling our existing home at the same time)" Cindi Hanna - La Quinta, California

"Dear Sheri, John & I want to thank you for helping us find our California home. It will be a great escape from our Minnesota winters. Working with your company was a great experience."

Mary & John Grant - Minnesota

"Hello Sheri, I just wanted to tell you what a fine job you did with our friends (that I referred to you). I was very impressed with your organization, assessment and presentation skills and your obvious caring about your clients. My husband I and have worked with a number of agents here in Canada as well as a couple here in the desert and I feel qualified to make that statement. I have already mentioned your name to a couple of prospective Canadian buyers."

Marilyn & Bill Crawford - West Vancouver, BC, Canada

"Dear Sheri And Ed; How lucky am I to have found you guys online. Internet searches can be scary, but this has turned out great! We thank you both and will recommend you to all of our friends and family here in Palos Verdes! And Ed, thank you so much for all of your help. Your amazing attention to detail, and your total professionalism have made our (home) purchase a breeze."

Mellisa & Gene, Palos Verdes, California

"Sheri, we are loving our home in La Quinta!  We have recommended you to many of our friends and thank you again for your wonderful service." Diane & Garry Notenbomer - Delta, BC, Canada

"Sheri, you made things too easy again! Thanks so much for helping us purchase the new home. I hope we will be able to business again soon." Chuck Ginther - LA, California

“It was pleasure working with you and your staff.  Purchasing homes in our own hometown in Alaska can be trying at best, but you actually made this long distance transaction a breeze.  Please extend our thanks to your staff.  Thanks again for everything. Hope to see you down there soon.”

Dale & Cindy Campbell, Alaska

“Dealing with Sheri is like dealing with a friend. Nothing is too much trouble and her attention to detail both before during and after the transaction was completed was unstinting. All in all a potentially difficult experience for a non U.S. resident made enjoyable by working with Sheri!”

Holly & Colin - BC, Canada

“Sheri is a 5-Star Realtor. We did not have time to deal with hurdles and she removed those and understood that when you are buying a vacation home you doing so with a desire for an easy, painless experience. Sheri made that happen.”

Amanda & Ken Schneider, Seattle, Washington

“We would strongly recommend Sheri and her team. Sheri is extremely responsive, knows her business and provides straightforward and honest advice. She does not waste your time but makes time for you regardless of your needs or the size of your purchase. We would certainly use this team again."

Carol Ann Butler - Alberta, Canada

“Very friendly professional who knew the areas which saved me a lot time in looking. Enjoyed the time my wife and I spent looking. We also appreciated the after sale help we got with setting up the house with vendors etc. I will recommend you to my friends.”  G.A.B - Seattle, Washington

“Your knowledge of real estate in the area was remarkable. In one meeting, you knew exactly what we were looking for and offered expert advice, which led to the purchase of our new home. As a Canadian resident, the follow up regarding gardeners, pool maintenance, house cleaning services, etc. was more than we could have asked for.” Debbie & Leo Robert - Alberta, Canada

“I am so glad that we went with you as our realtor, you are just great!”

Andrew Leonard - Vancouver, BC, Canada

"Sheri, Thanks for all the help! You made the negotiations work!"

Larry Low, La Quinta, California

"Sheri; Your service was great to say the least. You were always very quick to respond and never stopped trying. All in all you made my transaction a very good experience. Thanks!"

Bob Derzaph - Alberta, Canada

"Sheri; Thanks to you and your team who helped us buy this wonderful home at a bargain price. We have already contacted the utility companies using the info on your website."

Ginther & Lee Ann - Los Angeles

"Thank you all and a special thank you to Ed Borquez. You went above and beyond. We couldn't be happier and you definitely have our referral."

Jack And Trish S. - San Diego, California

"Thank you Sheri.  I can’t begin to tell you all the great things Ed has done.  I feel really lucky to have had him assigned to me so thank you for that.  I took my dad with me to look in April and we have both commented numerous times that I was fortunate to get someone who is so familiar with the area that I was looking in, and someone who has so many contacts down there in terms of people I can hire as an offsite home owner."

Timothy Long - Washington DC

"Thank you Sheri for your help. Ed has done a terrific job! Most people are so used to sub-par services, it is considered the norm. It is shocking when someone actually steps up to the plate and delivers what they promise without making you feel like they did you a favor.  Your company does this with ease."

Bianka & Brian Kelly - Seal Beach, California

“Dear Sheri; We are absolutely impressed with Ed! He was very helpful, non-pushy and knows his business well. As you know we ended up purchasing a property. Please pass along our appreciation to Ed. I will be happy to refer my friends and co-workers to you and Ed."

Don Gould - Alberta, Canada

"You have gone above and beyond what we expected.  Ed, I can’t thank you enough for making the process of buying a home so easy, it is a cumbersome journey but, your diligence in handling the details was superb. We love the house and of course I will recommend you anytime."

Gary & Deanne DeBiasi - Concord, California

"Thank you so much for assisting us in the purchase of a home in La Quinta.  The entire experience working with you and your team was unique and most satisfying.  We first met you via your wonderful website.  As purchasers, new to the desert, and Canadians we felt a bit like lambs being led to the slaughter.  We stumbled on your website and noted that unlike almost all of your competition, you allow folks to simply browse properties without the hassle of registering with personal contact data, how refreshing. After looking at literally hundreds of properties on line, we came to the desert to meet you.  You systematically eliminated several areas that would not meet our needs and highlighted only homes that would “work” for us.  The entire process took some time, however, you worked tirelessly and never was too busy to show us homes.  Your support team provided comprehensive support right through to escrow and possession.  We are very pleased with our purchase and will continue to refer friends and acquaintances your way so you can make their purchase experience as enjoyable as ours was."

Doug & Georgialee Lang,Vancouver, BC, Canada

"Thank you again for all that you did to make it (our new home) happen.  We had a wonderful time in our house and I am sure that we will have many more great times there.  If I hear that someone from rainy Seattle would like to become a desert rat, I will recommend you. Again, thank you and hope to see you there sometime."

Beverly Rose Fisker - Seattle, Washington

“Hi Sheri; At first we were hesitant about dealing with another realtor (on your team), since we had only been in touch with you (to begin with). But we highly recommend Ed. He is patient, not pushy, informative, and an excellent listener. Ed asks lots of questions to serve you better and he presents himself as a very genuine person. He was very pleasant to work with even though there were two couples looking at property. We are impressed!" Doug & Barbara Catterall - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

"Thank you sooo much for your help. You made the whole process very easy and were a huge help. We are delighted and have already booked flights to come down from BC at Christmas!"

Fiona Black - BC, Canada