Bennion Deville Homes is proud to welcome Realtor® Mary Yeakel to the Palm Desert Portola office, located at 73993 Highway 111. Mary grew up around the real estate industry and has been involved in the business over the course of her life. She works with buyers, sellers, investors, and facilitates leases for clients throughout the Coachella Valley.
Mary earned her real estate license in 2007, but she has been entrenched in the real estate industry since she was in grade school. “My father was a developer and owned his own real estate brokerage, so from a young age I was around the business, watching what he did and helping out where I could,” says Mary. Her early exposure to real estate spawned her passion for the business and the platform it offers to help others. The next step in Mary’s real estate journey is earning her Broker’s license, which she is in the process of acquiring.
Growing up in Southern California, Mary and her family have had a deep-rooted presence in the Coachella Valley since the 1970s as developers and as seasonal residents enjoying the wonderful escape the desert offers. As a result of her longtime familiarity and love of the Palm Springs area, Mary is the perfect guide to navigate the area’s many unique neighborhoods and communities. Mary is also uniquely qualified to handle any transaction a client may need to accomplish, including traditional sales, REOs, and even commercial properties.
As a seasoned real estate veteran, Mary understands her biggest asset is her knowledge of the industry and her ability to solve problems for clients creatively. “I love the challenge of taking a deal that most people would assume could never be done and figuring out a way to make it work for everyone involved. This is my favorite part of the job because after it’s all over, it is even more rewarding to know that we achieved the impossible,” Mary adds. She cites her ability to leverage her personal connections within the industry and her focus on developing meaningful relationships as the main catalysts for this aspect of her business. “I treat all of my clients like they are the only one, regardless of what it is they need to do, and I always go above and beyond to make sure everything works out for them.”
A humble person, Mary has been deeply involved in philanthropic endeavors for the majority of her life. “Many people have given back to me, and I was raised to give, so it’s my way of passing on that legacy of giving,” she says. Mary is active with FIND Food Bank and also practices doing random acts of kindness to those who need it. “We all come from the same place, so we all need to help each other.”
Mary joins Bennion Deville Homes after coming full circle and back to the place where she “should have been all along. I interviewed with Bob Deville a few years ago and always thought highly of him. After going to other brokerages here in the valley, I had a better understanding of the true value Bennion Deville Homes offers its agents. We have great managing brokers, the strongest ethics, and the best tools and support with an amazing culture. This is the perfect place for me.”
Says Randy Wiemer, Managing Broker, “Mary’s lifelong experience within the industry, ability to close any deal, and genuine passion for helping others make her a true asset to our family. We are proud to welcome Mary and wish her continued success.”
About Bennion Deville Homes
Founded by Bob Bennion and Bob Deville in 2001, Bennion Deville Homes is one of the largest independent real estate brokerages in Southern California, serving the region from 28 offices throughout the Coachella Valley and San Diego and Orange counties. The powerhouse company proudly serves the Coachella Valley from offices in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Bermuda Dunes, and Indio. Bennion Deville Homes entered the coastal Southern California communities of San Diego and Orange counties in 2010, with offices proudly serving Laguna Beach and Laguna Niguel in Orange County, and offices in Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Hillcrest/Mission Hills, La Mesa Village, and Little Italy in San Diego County.
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