Johnsie Walsh Named 2018 PSRAR REALTOR of the Year
Bennion Deville Homes Rancho Mirage REALTOR Johnsie Walsh was named the 2018 PSRAR REALTOR of the Year.
Johnsie Walsh, a REALTOR with the Bennion Deville Homes Rancho Mirage office, was named the 2018 PSRAR REALTOR of the Year.

Congratulations Johnsie Walsh, PSRAR REALTOR of the Year

Johnsie Walsh, a REALTOR® with the Bennion Deville Homes Rancho Mirage office, located at 71-691 Highway 111, was recently named the Palm Springs Regional Association of REALTORS® (PSRAR) REALTOR® of the Year.

Due to her steadfast dedication to the PSRAR and enthusiasm for championing the industry association’s cause, Johnsie’s recognition is well-deserved. Johnsie volunteers countless hours on the Special Events committee, which she has been a member of for the past 10 years. She works closely with other real estate professionals to set up fundraisers for the association’s charities of choice, including Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the Coachella Valley, Well in the Desert, Sanctuary Palm Springs, and the PSRAR scholarship fund. Anyone who is part of the PSRAR Board of Directors can nominate award recipients, and these nominees are voted on by the Board. “Earning this award and thinking about what it means to me literally brings tears to my eyes,” Johnsie states. “I am so honored to receive this recognition. There are a lot of agents and affiliates who work extremely hard on behalf of our board to make it positive and productive, so to be singled out for my efforts is truly unbelievable and touching.”

Johnsie Walsh joined the real estate industry 32 years ago and has been listing and selling homes in the Greater Palm Springs Area for over 12 years. She was recognized as REALTOR® of the Year in 2013 by the PSRAR as well. “I love the camaraderie within our association. It is amazing to see everyone from different brokerages come together to learn and recognize that our collective success is good for all, despite the fact that we compete with each other on a regular basis for business.”

The highlight of Johnsie’s year volunteering with the PSRAR was the incredible result the organization saw from its summer food drive. “This year’s food drive was the most inspiring event I have ever been a part of as a member of the PSRAR. The participation from over a dozen real estate companies joining forces to collect as much as we did was overwhelming. Together, we collected the equivalent of over $100,000 in money, toiletries, clothing, and non-perishable food items for Well in the Desert, a record.”

Adds Bob Deville, Co-Owner of Bennion Deville Homes, “We are so proud of Johnsie Walsh for earning the top honors possible as a member of the PSRAR. Johnsie’s loyalty and unending enthusiasm for the PSRAR and its members is inspiring. Her award is well-deserved, and to have earned it twice in a matter of years is even more impressive. Congratulations, Johnsie.”


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