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Palm Springs is known to have one of the highest concentrations of Mid-Century Architecture then any other town. The Southern Califonia alluring desert and enticing village of Palm Springs, captivated an inpressive list of talented architects. From the 1940s through the 1970s, prolific regional modernists were carving prominent careers with striking custom homes, impressive commercial complexes, hotels and motels, and commanding civic and educational campuses. They and other modernists created an architectural treasury of great consequence and innovation unmatched anywhere in the country.
Post-war America began gathering under invigorating desert sun. Soon after, Hollywood's elite followed suit, discovering Palm Springs to be the perfect playground to frolic discreetly. Tennis, golf, plush resorts, and swimming pools surrounded the stylish downtown. A bevy of builders emerged to fill a new need for mass-market housing, spurred by the city's growing year-round population and increasing demand for vacation homes. The face of Palm Springs thus changed and now features thousands of homes built in the mid-century modern design genre.
In recent years, mid-century modern design has had an incredible renaissance. For those looking to purchase one of these historic residences, buyers now have an excellent resource in Paul Kaplan, to quide them and assist them throughout the entire Palm Springs real estate process. Hi deep knowledge of, and expertise in the local Modern market gives him the ability to provide the best service and outcome for prospective buyers.
Purchasing your home in Palm Springs
Condos, Investment Properties and Mid-century/Architectural homes are my specialty.
Palm Springs has been a popular vacation destination for Americans and Foreigners for many years. With the current market conditions, prices are at all time low. Smart buyers are taking advantage of the many great deals on vacation and resort condos for 2nd homes as well as full time residences. I have years of experience in addition to expert knowledge of the condo market and the various commnitieis located within Pam Springs. Additionally, I have expertise dealing with Indian Lease Land properties. It is my goal assist my clients every step of the way, making every purchase transaction enjoyable, and as smooth as possibe.
Searching for and buying a new home can be a tedious and laborious process. This process can be even more frustrating for buyers that like mid-century/architecturally interesting homes but can only find a "generalist" real estate agent that trys to be all things to all people, not understanding your unique needs or the mid-century marketplace in Palm Springs.
If you're in the market for a mid-century, modern, or architectural property in Palm Springs, then you've come to the right place.
As your agent, I'll utilize my in-depth knowledge and understanding of the local market to help you locate, negotiate and purchase the perfect home. I recognize the value of your time. As an Architectural Realtor, I've specialized in the sale of Mid-Century properties in Palm Springs, for almost a decade. My complete knowledge of the market will help you immensely when you are seeking a midcentury home. I will work closely with you to understand your needs and desires, to quickly put together a list of homes to show you the best properties available that will be right for you. I have deep ties within the Palm Springs real estate and design community, and often have access to homes coming on the market, that are not yet available to the general public.
With a degree in Architecture, I have a vast knowledge of design and construction and share that with my clients. I'll answer all your questions about finding the perfect architectural property, neighborhoods, questions about remodeling, maintenance, as well as provide assistance with all other services associated with buying your home, including inspections, caretakers, insurance, lenders, title and escrow.
You should be excited about purchasing your new desert home. We do our best to make your purchasing experience stress free and pleasurable as well as provide you with all the resources available to make a smart and informed real estate investment.
With the stock market in turmoil and the housing market sliding, we decided this spring to trust the Palm Springs real estate market over Wall Street and, taking advantage of the two-year decline, to purchase a long-desired condo in Palm Springs. Our realtors in Long Beach, Doug and Rochelle Kramer, recommended Paul Kaplan, based on what they had heard of his work in Palm Springs. Their advise was well-founded--we enjoyed our work with Paul during the process.
From our first contact, Paul was friendly and helpful. He has a great store of knowledge about the desert communities, not only the history but what the conditions are today: what's keeping its value, what the city council is planning, who's moving in (retail, hotel, resorts). We thought we knew the city fairly well from prior visits, but we clearly hadn't even scratched the surface until we began work with Paul.
Good news: he wasn't a pushy realtor. He wasn't into making the sale for the sake of a sale--I've worked with those realtors in the past (and, by the way, this isn't the case with Doug and Rochelle Kramer in Long Beach, either). We drove out to Palm Springs on several weekends in a row, and Paul reserved whole chunks of Sundays for us, carting us about to dozens of properties, letting us know what he thought as an owner of rental properties himself, and warning us away from properties that weren't such a good deal. We actually went through a process of three offers--one that fell out of escrow because of misinformation from the selling realtor, and one that turned into a bidding war (in 2008??), before we found the condo that was the perfect vacation and rental property for us.
Once we were in escrow, the process was mainly smooth. A few bumps given the distance--we weren't in Palm Springs during the process, so some communications were confused or occasionally rocky--but even those were corrected.
We'd recommend Paul Kaplan if you're considering buying in the desert...and especially if you're a fan of mid-century modern architecture. He knows his stuff, and you'll end up with a great property in a great community.
From Abby Logan:
Just to let you know, Paul Kaplan has been a great broker for us. Through the whole process of looking, he was incredibly patient and very tenacious in helping us find the kind of house we were looking for. He is a person of integrity, and means what he says; without games or pressure tactics.
When we were about to give up, he made us look at another property and pointed out its potential. It turned out,he was right about it. He is honest, trustworthy and a very hard worker in the buyer's behalf. Most of all, Paul really knows the market and has a great eye for what has value. It was a pleasure finding someone who actually loves what they do! You couldn't find a better agent.
From Anna Sonser:
For some time now we have been working with realtor Paul Kaplan in Palm Springs to help us find a property. And today, Paul closed the deal for us. We have had a great deal of experience in real estate over the past twenty-five years and we can only say that Paul has been among the very best realtors with whom we have worked. Consequently, we highly recommend him for his patience, integrity and knowledge. Additionally, the service level that Paul provides is second to none. If you would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Regards, Anna Sonser, Ph.D
Kim Matthew Bryson
From Marjorie S:
I can't begin to know how to thank you for all that has transpired these past few months. I am happy and more calm. Thanks for putting up with my frustrations and fears. You are a saint!! mucho thanks for all.
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