John Rivett Joins the Paul Kaplan Group with Bennion Deville Homes
Bennion Deville Homes welcomes John Rivett to the Paul Kaplan Group.
John Rivett, REALTOR, joins the Paul Kaplan Group with Bennion Deville Homes.

Welcome Home, John Rivett

Bennion Deville Homes proudly welcomes REALTOR® John Rivett to the Paul Kaplan Group Palm Springs, with offices located at 201 N. Palm Canyon Drive in the heart of the Downtown Palm Springs village. John earned his real estate sales license in 2020 and works with clients throughout the Coachella Valley, including the communities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and Palm Desert. In addition to earning his real estate license, John also studied real estate development and environmental land use at UC San Diego.

Prior to becoming a full-time REALTOR®, John enjoyed a successful career in project management and conducting analyses of real estate holdings for major universities to advance their development and fundraising operations. “My background in data analysis within the real estate industry, along with my experience working directly with key stakeholders and benefactors at the universities, allows me to read both the data and the people receiving the data,” John states. “I can distill market information and make sense of it to help my clients make the best decision for their situation. Additionally, I have great instincts for where people are coming from and how I can help them accomplish their real estate goals.”

The key to John’s success is his ability to listen to clients and remain in tune with their needs. “Really listening to my clients and understanding what they want is essential to delivering the results they require. It is also important to have emotional intelligence as a real estate professional. Beneath real estate transactions are so many driving circumstances, from marriage and divorce to relocation and investment. Regardless of a client’s specific needs or situation, I love being a trustworthy resource and intend to always work with honesty, integrity, and professionalism,” John continues.

In addition to working with others, John enjoys and has a keen eye for architecture and design. He can deploy his ability to see a home’s best qualities to aid his clients in properly marketing their property for sale, and also help a homebuyer see the potential in a home that aligns with their lifestyle goals. Adds John, “You must prepare properly and showcase listings in the best light to attract the right buyers. It is also important to gather the right information and share it with prospective buyers and their agents to position the home on the market. If buyers can’t imagine themselves in the listing, I haven’t done my job.”

Working in multiple professional roles that require a high degree of confidentiality, John holds his clients’ information in strict confidence. “I keep and respect confidential information for my clients and avoid over-indulging when it’s not necessary. Our clients place their trust in us to safeguard their privacy, from their personal and private information to opening their homes for showings. People’s spaces are sacred, so I always make sure to acknowledge that by being respectful and confidential.”

Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, John enjoys the desert’s incredible and unique quality of life, knowledge he zealously shares with his clients. He has owned property in the Coachella Valley since 2011 and made the full-time move from Northern California in 2016. “I prefer the heat to the cold,” John laughs. “I have always been captivated by our area’s architecture and natural landscapes. The desert’s healing vibe, striking colors, stunning mountains, and buoyant lifestyle make this a truly desirable place to live. As a result, I love exploring the outdoors and hiking. Photography is also a personal passion, and I like cooking, gardening, and reading.” John positions himself as a lifelong learner and an observer, qualities that drive his constant professional development and ability to enhance how he can serve his clients.

Beyond a strong desire to help others accomplish their real estate goals, John is deeply involved in giving back to the local community. From serving in a role on his community’s HOA board to contributing resources and time to causes such as environmental stewardship, promoting literacy, and AIDS awareness, John enjoys philanthropic endeavors and being a positive influence on movements and in the lives of others. “It is important to give back. When you are involved in your local community or in a cause, you are calling attention to ideas and movements others may not be aware of and adding to the life of that community,” John adds.

The Paul Kaplan Group with Bennion Deville Homes is the place for John to call home because of the culture and support. “I spoke to several Paul Kaplan Group team members before I made the move and everyone was genuine and warm. Additionally, we receive excellent support from Paul, Erik [Rosenow, Client Care Coordinator], and Dean [Foster, Bennion Deville Homes Managing Broker]. The systems that are in place work well with how I operate my business and match my ethics. The integrity and honesty of everyone on the team and at Bennion Deville Homes is apparent. It felt good to make the decision,” John concludes.

Adds Dean Foster, “We are proud to welcome John to Bennion Deville Homes. Working with the Paul Kaplan Group is a nice fit for him. His professional style, deep knowledge of our industry and related topics, and his passion for helping others, will serve him and his clients well. We wish John a successful future and look forward to working with him.”

About Bennion Deville Homes

Founded in 2001 by real estate industry veterans Bob Bennion and Bob Deville, Bennion Deville Homes serves home buyers and sellers throughout Southern California. Bennion Deville Homes is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices is the nation’s largest real estate company based on closed transactions. This partnership of strength reinforces Bennion Deville Homes’ standing as a top brokerage on the local, regional, and national stages.

Bennion Deville Homes agents serve in the primary markets of the Greater Palm Springs Area (Coachella Valley) and surrounding mountain communities of Riverside County. Coachella Valley offices include locations in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and La Quinta. Bennion Deville Homes also has offices in Garner Valley in Riverside County.

The Bennion Deville Homes LUXE Collection is an exclusive luxury home marketing program created to position premium properties in front of luxury homebuyers from around the world. The LUXE Collection and its esteemed group of LUXE Directors represent the finest luxury homes in the Coachella Valley, thanks in part to exclusive partnerships with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio®. These key affiliations create a strong presence in print and online platforms to help high-end properties gain key exposure to an affluent international client base.

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