Gregory Chudacoff

Dear Frank:

I am sorry I didn’t write sooner. I want to thank you for your excellent service you provided my mother in helping sell her home. You went well beyond all reasonable expectations – – – from displaying incredible patience, helping her find the workmen to make the appropriate repairs, to even getting her food when she wasn’t really eating.

Before the listing, you told me “don’t worry, I will take care of your mother”. Although I really didn’t believe it, you were a godsend. I don’t think she (or I) could have gotten through the process without you.

My mother thinks of you not only as her real estate agent, but as her friend. If you ever need a recommendation, I am happy to give you a glowing one!!

Enclosed is a gift I hope you enjoy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!


Gregory Chudacoff

Jeff and Janet Hatfield

Kristi was an enormous help to us in finding the perfect home in the desert. We’re coming from the east coast, which is not the norm, so there was no built-in network. Kristi was outstanding at providing information, problem solving and supporting us through the process. She was very accessible and highly responsive for calls, texts and emails. She typically knew answers to our questions, but if not, she followed up quickly and thoroughly. We particularly appreciated how much she focused our limited house-hunting time on houses and communities that truly matched us. We highly recommend Kristi.

Jeff and Janet Hatfield


Bruce and Sharon Carmichael

I don’t know how we could have ever gotten to the community we were looking for without you Diane so that we could realize our dreams to find the right house and right Country Club here in the Desert. You worked for months to help us try to sell our home in PGA West so that we could find a more social club filled with some working entrepreneurs-a task that we knew was a tall order. You helped us research and advised us tirelessly about places to move to. Once you helped us identify the right community, you were always willing and showed us many places and guided us with your advice and suggestions so we could make a good decision. We are still in disbelief because, after all this work and planning, you found us the perfect home in the perfect location but we had no way to buy it at “that moment in time”-suddenly we were heartbroken. Here we were squarely stuck in the middle of another mortgage and home closing in San Diego at the time you help us find our dream home and location. You cannot imagine how delighted we were by the incredibly creative and seemingly impossible solution you instantly came up with for us. You used your amazing talent to negotiate with the owner of the property and rallied to get the Seller’s Agent to cooperate so they would give us a short term rental with an option to purchase, without a huge outlay of cash that would kill our mortgage in process and the lease option was set so we were able to exercise in a short thirty day period once our other mortgage on our San Diego home had closed.

We are so thankful or all the hours of time you spent for us and for all the hand holding to get both the Seller and Seller’s agent to cooperate and work with us. We are grateful for this new home that you and your team was able to find for us at Ironwood in Palm Desert. We feel you are totally the ultimate real estate professional and we have never worked with an agent who cared as much as you do nor who has given us such sound advice in selling and buying a home. We truly love our new home and the community you helped us settle into-what a gift you have given to us Diane, thank you. Bruce and I are forever your greatest fans and we could never work with anyone else. We highly recommend you to everyone we speak to who is looking for a real estate professional-there is no one better.

Sharon & Bruce Carmichael
73118 Ajo Lane
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Linda C.

Diane… I have so appreciated the support of your office during this first year of my home ownership. I am so happy with the home I purchased as are all my family and guests.

We all are delighted to be in Indian Ridge C.C. The support of your office during all my house repairs has been extraordinary and I know it’s not your responsibility to do that so I really want to say thank you as I get more familiar with everything.

Special thanks to Kristeen as well for all her help!
… Kind regards and greetings of the season, Linda

Rick and Suzanne Principe

We just opened the gift you left us at our home on Tomahawk. That was very thoughtful and generous of you. We really like the candles and the book on Indian Ridge.

Thank you for all your hard work and success.
Rick and Suzanne a Principe

Ray & Louise Brandt

Dear Diane,

It was such a pleasure to work with you and your office associates during our listing period Indian Ridge home. As you know, the sale went quite smoothly from our perspective . . . but I am sure that there was a lot more to it going on behind the scenes. You showed a lot of courage taking this listing since we had already had 2-one year listings with different brokers from the area who failed to perform . . . and working with a 40 year veteran from the commercial brokerage business can never be easy. Thank you for persevering . . . you truly made the difference. The following paragraphs highlight some of your services that really impressed me.

Your knowledge of the Indian Ridge market as well at the entire Desert Market is amazing. It is evidenced in your quarterly publications as well as your in-depth statistical analysis.

When you asked for listing modifications, you presented measurable and documented stats that thoroughly justified the need for listing modifications . . . no frivolous changes requested that would make it easier for you and would end up reducing the value proposition for us.

Your Staff is very well trained and has that same “can-do-attitude” that you carry with you to each meeting . . . this is very important. You nor your team ever rejected our ideas about changes to your marketing. Ideas were always treated respectfully and thoroughly discussed and implemented with mutual understanding and agreement.

Your involvement and knowledge of the “ins and outs” of Indian Ridge was extremely helpful to both us and the potential buyers.
Thank you again for a job well done.

Ray Brandt

Bill & Lori

Dear Diane,

With regards to the service you and your team provided, Lori and I were very satisfied with all aspects of the process. We appreciated spending the first day with you when you provided a number of homes and communities for our consideration. This helped eliminate the communities we did not find attractive and focused on the preferred ones.

We feel we are in the right community and have purchased a home that we are excited about. Your understanding of the market value of our home was critical in the offer process and I believe provided a competitive advantage.

Buying a home in California is a much more complicated process than in Canada. The number of forms and documents required to purchase a home was surprising to us but you and your staff were of great assistance and gave us confidence we would eventually purchase the home. We want to give special recognition to Kristeen who answered all of our questions (sometimes twice!) during the escrow period.

We also want to thank you personally Dianne for the outstanding service you provided to Lori and I. You answered all of our questions and provided great advice on this purchase. We also appreciated providing service contacts and recommendations as these were very helpful to us.

We hope we will see you in the community when we begin enjoying Indian Ridge.

All the best,

Bill and Lori

Ed and JoAnn Moran

…We couldn’t be more pleased than we are regarding our home sale through you and your team. While things started out more slowly than we all anticipated through February, the level of activity became more brisk in March, with several serious buyers showing interest. The quick offer we received while we were in Las Vegas and your shepherding us through that brief successful negotiation were very much appreciated.

One of the big differences we saw between your people and earlier realtors we used in recent years in Palm Desert was the timing and consistency of feedback we received on virtually every showing, as well as from the open houses we held. Frankly, some of this information helped guide us to the decision in late February to reduce our asking price to a slightly lower price point. This probably was a factor that helped to connect with our buyer and close the sale of our home.

In talking with the buyer last week at our residence, we learned that they first identified our listing via the internet, and zeroed in on it even before they had a viewing. It was the 6th home they saw that day, and the one they were most anxious to see. Certainly your internet exposure of our listing was thorough, complete, and of very high quality. We were also very pleased with the photo presentation of our home in your printed brochure…. We’ve already recommended you to another interested homeowner, and will continue to do so.

Sincerely, Ed and JoAnn Moran

Lon and Cyndy Stalsberg


Thank you for the wonderful candles, book and taking care of our Verizon issue. You were wonderful to work with and we appreciated all you did for us.

Lon & Cyndy

Geoff & Autumn B.

Autumn and have only the best things to say about how you, and the staff at Diane Williams & Associates helped us with the purchase of our new home, from start to finish. You understood our wants and desires and gave us many choices of homes to look at. Once we decided, you were right there to walk beside us through the offer, negotiations and the ultimate completion of the purchase. You made the transaction so much easier and have made a huge contribution to the start of our life here in the Desert.

Pat & Art McElwee

Diane, what such a nice thoughtful gift ! Thank you so much, we will have picture memories forever! And the luminaries. Wonderful. Thank you again for all you did for us , obviously could not have done it without you! You are the BEST and such a wonderful friend. Again words cannot express our sincere gratefulness.

Jerry & Marilyn London


Darell and Diane Choate

Diane, thank you for your invaluable assistance in getting our recent real estate mediation resolved in our favor. If you had not personally reviewed our files and provided the insight and expertise required, the result could have been devastating. Your honesty, knowledge of real estate law and personal integrity were the factors needed to tip the scales in our favor. Diane and I are your two biggest fans and we will only have you represent us in all of our real estate transactions.

Lou Schultz

We were very fortunate to find Kristi Kramer as our buyers agent. We interviewed a number of possible agents and found we really connected with her. She is incredibly personable and extremely knowledgeable about the greater Palm Springs market. One of her greatest strengths, in my opinion, is her ability to quickly comprehend our needs and tastes so that we would not waste any time in finding the right home for us. She brought us several great options.

Later we decided to rent and Ms. Kramer still found us the perfect home. She went to the home and took many photos so that we could have a complete view of the home. In fact it had not yet gone on the market for rent. She spent an inordinate amount of time negotiating a great deal for us and I believe one that was equally fair for the owner.

When it comes time to buy, we will continue our relationship with her as our agent. We highly recommend Kristi to anyone looking for a through and dedicated real estate agent who exemplifies what I would call outstanding service. There are agents and then there is Kristi.

Lou Schultz

Sharon Caldwell

My husband and I are so happy to have had Kristi Kramer handling the sale of our Indian Wells home. She worked tirelessly to stage our home so it would show at its best. She showed our home at every opportunity and her hard work resulted in a sale within six months. Kristi has an amazing knack for details, which is a deal maker. She is calm, smart, friendly and gets the job done. We highly recommend her.
Sharon Caldwell

Sally H.

Kristi Kramer represented me in the purchase of my home in Indian Ridge Country Club and she provided me with a top-notch buying experience. Kristi is knowledgeable, generous with her time, thorough, and extremely personable. As an out of town buyer she bent over backwards in helping me with all of the details and made the buying process easy and stress free. She offered honest advice and insight and did her best to make sure that I was settling into the home and the community that would be right for me. During the process we became friends and I would love to recommend her to anyone who might be interested in buying a home in the desert. She is truly a gem!
Sally H.

Greg Forrest

To Whom It May Concern:

I was extremely pleased with the work of Diane Williams and Associates in the selling of my Palm Desert property, and I was particularly impressed with the extraordinary efforts of Kristi Kramer who exceeded my expectations in this regard.

Kristi was invaluable in so many aspects of the selling process- from home staging, to meeting inspectors, to managing repair crews, etc., and her positive attitude and professionalism was greatly appreciated.

Please feel free to use this testimonial regarding the outstanding performance of Diane Williams, Kristi Kramer, and their entire sales team.

Thank you,

Greg Forrest

Robert and Linda F.

… I wanted to thank you for all your help and patience throughout this process. I appreciate your professionalism and promptness, as well as your very positive and upbeat demeanor. Thanks for all your hard work!

Bea Broda

Dear Diane, Frank and Team,

Happy New Year!

I am happily ensconced in my new home at the Lakes and thought that, before too much more times passes, I should send you a thank you note for all of your help in facilitating my home purchase.

I love how Frank Montiforte immediately understands exactly what I’m looking for in a house, and doesn’t waste any time in showing me the precise sort of place that I would adore! I have worked with your team on two purchases and one sale, and because of the expertise you have all demonstrated, I am confident that everything is going to go perfectly with every transaction. Every aspect is taken care of so I don’t have to worry about anything at all!

So thanks very sincerely for making something that can often be a major headache and source of worry into a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.

Here’s wishing you tremendous success in 2015,

Neil and Karla K.

I’d like to tell you that I think you’re an amazing realtor – actually person too… I’ve had many realtors in the past, but you are the best I’ve seen – in fact, I don’t know how you could be better. Just thought I should tell you that 🙂 Neil agrees with me too!

Thanks, Karla