Marilu CarrollMarilu Carroll, Broker/Owner of Premier Properties,
CalDRE License #00714184
Luxury Residential Real Estate Broker in the Desert
Listing & Selling Exceptional Desert Homes for the past 15 years
Multi-Million dollar producer year after year

As the first buyer in La Quinta’s Mountain View Country Club in 2003, Marilu has listed and/or sold over 100 homes in MVCC and has been the top Realtor every year since then. She has also consistently been ranked in La Quinta’s Top 10 Realtors™. Prior to forming Premier Properties, she had founded real estate firms in New York and Newport Beach. As the Broker/Owner of Premier Properties, she has been listing and selling exceptional country club homes for 15 years, with a concentration in luxury homes in the East Valley

She goes above and beyond the normal Realtor duties for her clients assisting them with all those tangential tasks in that long “to do” list. Her focus on the East Valley Country Clubs provides a constant awareness of all the real estate activities and trends there – optimal pricing, where the “deals” are, the pros and cons of each property, and what’s coming on the market. This knowledge and experience is invaluable for her clients.

Ria BlainRia Blain
CalDRE License #00649411
Whether you are buying or selling a home in the desert area, Ria will help guide you through the process every step of the way. As a professional she strives for client satisfaction and provides the utmost care and dedication to her clients.

Ria grew up and raised her family in Orange County while having a vacation home in the desert as well. In 2010 she brought her real estate experience with her and became a permanent resident of the Coachella Valley. She is passionate about her love of real estate and people.

Carla LehmanCarla Lehman
CalDRE License #01465554
In today’s market, staying informed of changes, new lender options, contract stipulations, methods to overcome appraisal challenges, and neighborhood nuances are vital to a good real estate transaction. Carla works diligently to ensure she is expert in each of these areas to ensure a smooth experience for every client. With 10 years in the industry, she works closely with sellers and buyers to carefully determine their needs and guide them through every step of the process. While the process of buying or selling a home can be difficult and overwhelming, she works diligently to alleviate any worries and guide her clients through each and every step with ease.
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Christine C NicholsChristine C Nichols
CalDRE License #01852842
As your personal advisor, Christine will help discover the best choice for your family. She has been involved in all aspects of real estate sales and development since the day she graduated from Pepperdine University - "It’s all I know!" says Christine. Today’s market is dynamic and Christine will help uncover the best desert home for your family based on your priorities. As a bonus, Christine's extensive construction background provides you with the answers to where hidden values and opportunities are and how each property fits your unique needs. Christine has a keen eye for quality of construction that most brokers do not have, and negotiating skills like no other!
Her 20 years plus real estate experience includes:
Custom Home Builder – Owner of JC Development, LLC – 15 years
Asset Manager of over 500 rental units – 1994 to present
Owner/Developer of residential duplexes/fourplexes – 2000 to present
Associate Broker of Premier Properties - 2008 to present
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Carol Piturro-KentnerCarol Piturro-Kentner
CalDRE License #00713510
Carol began her real estate career in Orange County. In her 34 years, she has listed and sold commercial property, land, and a lot of residential homes. Before moving to La Quinta, she specialized in the luxury residential market in Newport Beach.
As a Certified Residential Specialist, she stays on top of the market and is always ready to help her buyers and sellers obtain their ultimate results.

Linda ThauerLinda Thauer
CalDRE License #01131836
Linda has specialized in the real estate lending industry for over 30 years. Since relocating to La Quinta last year from Orange County, she is focusing on working with buyers and sellers and making their dreams come true. Her broad knowledge of all phases of the real estate transaction makes her clients’ buying and selling experience seamless.
Customer service is her forte!