TESTIMONIALS

What our client’s say.

We recently worked with Katie Pipitone of DW Associates on the purchase of a condo in PGA West in La Quinta. Katie is probably the most knowledgeable real estate agent with whom we have dealt and has an deep understanding of the Desert market. Katie was very patient with us in our search for a vacation home and was a great advocate for us during the sale process. Katie and the team at DW Associates were very helpful to us both before and after the purchase. Really a pleasure to work with Katie and DW Associates and I highly recommend them.
– John Harris
Katie Pipitone of DW & Associates is an excellent real estate agent, by far the best that we've ever worked with. Katie is friendly, very well informed, very responsive, works hard to get you all of the information that you need and, most importantly, takes all the time necessary to make sure that a home is right for you and always works in your interest. We highly recommend Katie and DW for your real estate needs!
– Mark Allison
Terrie Pena and her colleagues at DW & Associates are a first class act. They handled the sale of our home very efficiently, and got us connected with an experienced escrow company and tax advisors. They gave us good advice on how to ensure our home showed well to prospective buyers, and in the end we sold it quickly and for a good price. Real estate sales are so often a source of aggravation and disappointment. Ours was just the opposite. Terrie...thank you for a great job. To anyone in the Palm Desert area, I highly recommend DW & Associates' services.
– Rod Hannaford
Heather Wong and the DW Team were a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them. Heather was extremely attentive to every detail and she responded quickly to any questions or issues as they came up. The team is very knowledgeable about the Palm Desert market and couldn't have been more helpful. From start to finish, we received the best service we could have hoped for. Thank you Heather, Kristeen and the DW Team!
– Tracy Gray
Dear Allison, How do I begin? I know what a great real estate broker is and you hit TOP MARKS! I know what a wonderful person you must be after so many years and you are certainly "the best of the best" that I have known. How does one fall in love with their realtor....ask me! Lots of love and thanks,
– Donna & Wayne
Wonderful agency to work with! We worked mostly with Terrie and she was amazing. Everyone went above and beyond which made selling our house an enjoyable, seamless process. I would highly recommend DW & Associates.
– Katy
Katie, you and your team have went over and above for us and we so appreciate having you as our Realtor and now our friend.
– Jared & Laura B.
Your continued help in getting contractors access to the house while we are in Boston is a great example of your great and ongoing service.
– Rick & Beth
We recently purchased a house in Palm Desert and highly recommend the DW & Associates team. We worked with Allison Renz and Heather Wong for over two years, looking for a house in a difficult real estate market due to limited inventory. Allison and Heather were always extremely helpful, knowledgeable, patient, and overall terrific to work with. Allison was our agent for the house purchase and has also been very helpful afterwards, with great contacts for various work that we’re having done, as well as advice in general. Prior to purchasing we had leased houses through DW & Associates, working with Barry Goldstein who was also outstanding to work with. Every DW team member we had contact with was very helpful, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.
– Julie Harmon
Our Real Estate agent, Terrie Peña, was amazing. She was responsive, very competent in the regulatory aspects, seemed honest, listened to what we were looking for and looked out for our best interest. We strongly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
– Kaye Wothe
Katie Pipitone is the realtor you want! Five stars all around. Katie took great care of us. She's sharp, knowledgable, professional, helpful, patient -- beautiful inside and out!
– Terry Maseng
Katie Pipitone is the best in the valley! She worked hard for us for almost a year to find our place and we will definitely share her with more potential buyers! Thank you Katie!
– Amy Brown
We highly recommend working with Heather Wong at DW & Associates. Heather and her team made the buying process so easy and seamless. We really enjoyed all of our interactions with her, and felt informed and educated about the whole process the entire time. Heather and Katie were so responsive - they answered all of our questions promptly, and made sure that we knew everything that was going on since we were not in the desert when we purchased the home. We will recommend Heather and DW & Associates to all of our friends, and we cant wait to spend more time at our new home in Indian Ridge!
– Marci Riley
Words can't express how grateful we are for all your help and support during this (somewhat challenging) time! I know our mom and dad are smiling down - knowing someone else will enjoy their home as much as they did. Thanks again!
– Pam
Our experience with DW & Associates, and particularly with our realtor, Heather Wong, could not have been better!!! Heather is the most professional and delightful realtor we've ever worked with. Responsive, patient, sought to understand our needs & taste, proactive, informative, precise, not pushy / no pressure and above all always friendly.
– Ronald Lane
Our realtor Katie Pipitone was fabulous and met every one of our needs in a timely fashion. Her communication was effective and we felt at ease with her at all times. Thank you for all your effort and professionalism. We really appreciate it.
– Michael & Laureen
I couldn't be more grateful for what Katie and DW & Associates did for us. After 50 days on the market with another realtor and no buyer in sight I reached out to Katie. Katie and the team were able to take the property stage it and re-list and have an offer for my parents in less than 10 days. Katie was always willing to do what's best for my parents first above everything else. Accommodating their needs and time lines. We couldn't have asked for more in an agent. Thank you to the DW team all were kind and professional. Best in the Desert!
– Tomas Caballero
I am so grateful for the help and advice I received from Terrie Pena. She assisted me for over a year with the sale of my home and finding the perfect home for me. She answered questions daily and went out of her way on many occasions to assist with all the questions I had moved from a different county. She's is very pleasant to work with, is honest and does what she says she will do. Ive owned quite a few houses and she is by far the best agent I've ever worked with. Im very happy with the service I received.
– Jane Clark
Terrie Pena and her team were outstanding! Providing all the guidance we needed, from shaping our sale, preparing the property and through the finish line of closing the deal - excellent service all the way!
– Roger C.
We recently purchased a home in Indian Ridge in Palm Desert and had the pleasure of working with Terrie Pena of D&W Associates as our Realtor. She did an excellent job representing us and supporting us through the purchase and after the sale. She is smart, very knowledgeable about the area and the home we were buying, experienced, and a nice person to work with. We highly recommend Terrie Pena and D&W Associates.
– Judy & Bill
We cannot say enough good things about Heather and Allison. We put our house on the market and it was sold in 4 days. Both ladies were fun and very professional to work with. They were very in tune with our needs and desires. We so appreciate their handling of our sale.
– Penny Leady
DW & Associates, I just wanted to let you know what a delight your associate Katie Pipitone was and is to work with. She was always available to help with any questions I had and offered helpful information on vendors, HOA's, country clubs, etc. She was very generous with her time and patiently guided me through the many steps of buying a home. I felt she truly enjoys the work that she does and that just makes the experience so much nicer for the client. I would highly recommend Katie and your company and would not hesitate to use you and Katie in the future.
– Shirlee Heidler
Working with DW & Associates was a great experience. Our realtor, Allison Renz was very patient with us, as we searched over a year to find the best home for us in Palm Springs. She was always available to answer our many questions and promptly show us properties. She really helped us with the purchasing process and did a great job in following up on details. We also appreciated her helpfulness in providing contacts for the various services we needed. We truly found a friend in Allison; we highly recommend her and the team at DW & Associates.
– Dawn Brown
I highly recommend DW & Associates for anyone that's looking to buy a house. Katie and her team were really professional with the purchase of my house . She was very attentive to any questions or concerns that I had about the purchase. We stayed in touch throughout the process. Also Katie and her team helped me close sooner than expected which Im happy for. I will recommend to my family and friends who are looking to buy a house. Really happy with the service you guys provided. Thank you for helping me with my purchase.
– Jose Coyt
CONGRATULATIONS Allison, Heather and DW Associates…For being recognized for over $100 million in sales with a minimal number of staff to achieve it. I already knew you guys were outstanding in your business and total professionals. I did not need a magazine to tell me you and your staff are fabulous. It is a major accomplishment to be recognized in the community as top sellers in real estate in the desert. You all have worked incredibly hard for this success and should take time to celebrate! You are the only real estate company we will ever use - no matter how many times GREG tells me we’re moving - because the house is too small, the backyard is too small, etc. hahaha! I think Greg keeps buying/selling houses so he’ll keep getting your Thanksgiving pie! We appreciate the pie at Thanksgiving and love seeing you all at that time of year! You’re truly incredible agents and friends Allison and Heather! Me and my family get very excited every time we see you! CONGRATULATIONS! KEEP IT UP!
– Louise Probert
My husband and I cannot say enough about our realtor Allison Renz DW & Associates. Allison was extremely helpful, open, transparent, and so very reliable through the whole process of selling our home. Allison and her staff really cared about us, understood our needs from the time we decided to list our home to the time it sold. If I may add, it sold in a week!! Allison was always available to answer our questions even after hours. All I can say is Allison is like having a friend on the "inside" that is truly working for you. I highly recommend Allison Renz and DW & Associates. Thank you, Allison!!
– Sandy & Cyril Honz
Heather Wong and Allison Renz were incredibly helpful, intelligent, honest, and paid careful attention to details large and small. They have a great support staff as well. Their sense of the Palm Desert market and in particular Indian Ridge CC sub-market was spot on and made our decision about buying a home reassuring. We loved every minute of working with them.
– Dale Markowitz
Heather was very knowledgeable, hard-working, principled, and an absolute delight to work with. We would have given her a 6-star rating if that was an option!
– Mark Sadowski
Great experience working with DW & Associates. Our realtor was extremely knowledgable navigating the purchasing process in California. She was professional, detailed, prompt to follow up, and a helpful resource after our home purchase.
– Kevin Smith
We absolutely loved our realtor, Katie Pipitone! She walked us through every step in the buying process and always went above and beyond to answer any questions or concerns we had. She truly looks out for her clients. Even after closing, she helped recommend vendors she trusted for all our renovation needs. We didn’t just find a realtor, we found a new friend in Katie. Everyone we dealt with from DW and Associates was so professional, kind, and helpful. We highly recommend this agency to anyone searching for their desert dream home like we were.
– Judy Smith
Allison and your team were wonderful! You made the whole process seem simple and pain free. I will make sure to refer you anyone buying or selling a home.
– Jeanie Casey
Liliane and I would like to tell you what a satisfying pleasure it was dealing with Heather, Allison and Kristeen in the purchase of our home at 430 Gold Canyon Dr. They were responsive at all times even when there was the usual stress of buying a home with a very short escrow…and we might add, during the unusual stress of Liliane being confined to a scooter! In all we are viewing the experience with 100% positivity, and we will eagerly recommend them to anyone interested in buying in Indian Ridge or the vicinity. Thank you again… Sincerely,
– Peter & Liliane
Dear Heather, This thank you is long overdue, but is no less important. 😊 Thank you for the extraordinary care and professionalism you and your team exemplified during our listing, showing and selling of our home. There was not a single item that was neglected, and you were always willing to address our questions or concerns. It felt like you were one of the family! We will enthusiastically recommend DW & Associates to our friends that are considering buying or selling their home! Kind regards,
– Laurie & Fred Gunville
I have been looking for a home in the area and heard I should check out the DW & Associates website. Not only is it beautiful its so easy to navigate. They have the most wonderful resource section where they connect you to local vendors and utility companies with contact information. I would recommend this website to anyone looking for property in the Coachella Valley.
– Katrine Fernandes
Terrie Pena, Kristeen Kidd and team did a great job selling our Palm Desert home! They managed to navigate their way to the closing under difficult circumstances created by the buyer's RE agents. Terrie stayed focused and moved the deal forward! … Also, second time using Terrie Pena - once to find our house and then to sell it! She's very responsive and diligent. The selling part became very difficult on the other side, but she persevered and helped us get it done! Highly recommend her!
– Fred & Gigi
It was a pleasure working with all of you. You have a professional team that works well together much appreciated.
– Teri H.
Your kindness and professionalism throughout this process was valued and appreciated. Seems as though, with everyone’s support, it was a seamless transaction. Thank you to everyone involved. All the best.
– Irene & Mike F.
2020 was a tough year for us all, yet there were high points like buying our home. We continue to appreciate all you did to make this process smooth, easy and enjoyable. Wishing you all the best in 2021 and beyond.
– Beth & Kevin
We are very appreciative of all the efforts that were made on our behalf to achieve the sale! Our agent, Heather Wong, went above and beyond in helping us and we would recommend her for sure. We wish Heather and the entire team continued success! Thank You.
– Rick & Susan G.
Allison Renz is probably the best or one of best realtors we have worked with (period) very experienced and professional with great follow through. She is willing to do the “little” things that make the process go smoothly and we had fun! We would comfortably recommend her to anyone!
– Lang & Cheryl
God was good to us as we had our house on market for over two years and we ended up selling and closing on the day the market dropped 3,000 points sometimes you have to look into the pit to realize how blessed your life is. I want you to know how happy we are with your team for hanging in there and continually advising us on making our home as marketable as possible.
– John & Ruby
Well, who would’ve thought that we’d be dealing with each other on this side. You have always been such a pleasure to deal with rentals. Heather has been phenomenal, and it has just been very special working with her on a personal level and now you as well after all of these many years. We are so happy and thanks for your sweet congratulatory sentiment. We look forward to working with you on our purchase!
– Chris & Carol
Ran across this string today looking for something, and it brought back memories. How wonderful you were to work with. How we got such a wonderful price for our home. How lucky we were to get out before all this foolishness. And how much I miss being there. Please know in this time of abject boredom (I can only image the market right now) that you made a big difference in our lives. We would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks Again
– Don & Janet D.
Rhonda and I have been very pleased with the service and level of attention to detail and strategy that we have received from your team. We have now completed 3 transactions together, and each one had its own challenges, but we got through them with the help and direction from Allison and Diane and the entire team. Even as a professional commercial real estate person, I find the expertise and judgement of professionals that do this every day for a living invaluable to me and to the process. Thank you again.
– Brett H.
I would like to thank everyone on Diane’s team for making this home sale come together! Diane, thank you for mentioning 528 Mesa Grande at one of your open houses back in March which really got the ball rolling and caught our interest in this home. A special thanks to Allison for putting together the Contingency Offer at the 11th hour and getting the deal done! It was a bit of a roller coaster ride but the team looked after our needs all the way! A job well done! Thanks Again and hope to see you in the fall!
– Kevin & Shelley Z.
It’s official, we did it! Thanks to each and every one of you for helping to making this sale of our home a reality! It definitely took a village but we got it done! We are thrilled that you found someone who truly loves the home and is eager to enjoy it. I am beyond thrilled to have this wrapped up in time to enjoy my summer here in The Catskills of New York. Sherri and I sincerely appreciate all of your efforts including the numerous Open Houses, the networking, and the efficiency with which the docs and myriad of paperwork was handled.
– Tami & Sherri
I want to thank you all for your assistance in our recent purchase. In particular, Terrie was professional, knowledgeable, patient and essential. For over a year she showed us dozens of homes, many more than once. She was extremely respectful of our budget and requirements as well as likes and dislikes. She never pushed us outside our comfort zone and was always available to accommodate our (changing) goals. We could not have done this without her assistance. Everyone we met was helpful and professional. I would recommend that anyone interested in Indian Ridge real estate utilize your group and especially Terrie. Thanks.
– Anita W.
We were looking for a realtor to sell our home and googled best realtor in Palm Desert and Diane Williams came up. We set up an appointment and Heather and Allison came. We had such a good feeling from them that we actually cancelled another appointment we had with a different realtor. We had an excellent experience working with them. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and work ethics were awesome and they helped us navigate selling a home in the United States market as we are Canadian. They sold our home quite quickly and the entire process was smooth and easy. We highly recommend them and would work with them again in a heart beat!
– Trish & Angelo L.
I just wanted to thank you and your team for such fabulous service they gave us! We are so happy with your on-site sales office, what professional staff, I just can’t say one negative thing, everything was perfect. I loved every one of the people we worked with, awesome in every way. I just wanted you to know that and we have recommended your on-site sales office to many of our friends and will continue to do so. You take care, know you are loved and your whole staff is loved. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you! We are happy and so relieved and know that Kevin and his wife are going to enjoy that view and hope they will be happy with their purchase. Thank you
– Julienne A.
We met Terrie Pena at an open house in January and we were impressed with her knowledge and experience in the Indian Ridge community. We contacted her a week later to look at some other properties and she showed us prospective homes, provided lots of information and was very accommodating with our schedule. When we decided to move forward on a property, she was very helpful, professional, knowledgeable and always answered our questions patiently, promptly and thoroughly. From beginning to end, Terrie made our home buying experience a very pleasant one. I would highly recommend her and her staff to anyone looking to buy a new home. We always felt Terrie and her very competent staff were looking out for us and they looked after us very well. Thank you!
– Ian & Terry