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Luxury Property Specialist (Luxury Specialist)

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Palms To Pines Specialist

Resort Property Specialist, Gary represents buyers and sellers throughout California. Gary has extensive experience in locating, analyzing, acquiring and disbursing quality properties of all types.
Gary has been an Idyllwild Resident Realtor specializing in resort properties for over 25 years. Gary and his wife Patty were the creators of a very popular Idyllwild Country Inn known as The Cedar Street Inn for over 18 years. In 2008. Gary’s Regional office is located on El Paseo in Palm Desert, where Gary handles resort properties in that area, just 45 minutes from beautiful mile high Idyllwild. Client Testimonials

Our experience with Gary Tompkins was far and away the best and most satisfying in more than 20 years of buying and selling property. Gary’s work was an extraordinary example of an incredibly dedicated professional going far beyond the call of duty. My family and I are delighted with the purchase of our new home, but closing the deal would have been impossible without Gary’s knowledge, counsel and support, and his follow-on client service was indeed exceptional.

Purchasing a home can place enormous stress and strain on a family, but imagine this stress exacerbated by the frustration of distance (with buyers in Denmark and a seller in Idaho). Gary’s calm good humor, his courteous and kind demeanor, and his focus and professionalism helped us to navigate a complicated transaction indebted to him. I salute the exceptional performance of this talented and dedicated professional, and I have no hesitation in offering references and referrals.

Sincerely,
Terence P. McCulley
Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of the U.S.A
Copenhagen, Denmark

Gary does what we expect most competent agents to do, and he does it well. What differentiates Gary is learning how much he cares about doing what we need done. His efforts helped me set realistic expectations on the price I might expect from a sale. He laid out a clear strategy to market my property and to identify the niche of prospects that might be most qualified to buy. He drew together contractors who could make upgrades to meet building code changes.

Is Gary the ideal agent for you? I doubt anyone can answer that any better than you, so I got to know Gary as a person, understand his experience and learn of his strategies for marketing my property. Gary’s values gave me the confidence to trust in decisions I needed to make along the way. Gary’s skills brought the dollar outcome I sought at a price I found reasonable. I recommend him highly.

Wishing you the best,

Richard L. Carlson
Palo Alto, California


Gary Tompkins has been instrumental in holding on to this opportunity that was, from the start, not an easy project. For the duration of the listing and over many detailed obstacles Gary had the skills of a true Real Estate professional that knew well how to guide the process. He demonstrated to us and probably also to his colleagues that persistence is one of the ingredients for winning the sales agenda. We thank Gary for his uncanny ability to “feed the wolf and save the sheep”….Needless to say, Gary has lightened our load in using skills by which we did not have to drive back and forth between Newport Beach and Idyllwild. It was also visible to us that Gary worked very well with the buyer’s agency and agent. He did an excellent job and we are grateful to him and Coldwell Banker.

Sincerely,

Richard and Arlene Finn
Newport Beach, CA