Shawn Wanta & Emma Dixon

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Shawn Wanta
Shawn Wanta & Emma Dixon
Bennion Deville Homes
DRE#01725277 | DRE#01722647

Palm Springs, CA 92262
Shawn: 760-567-3885
Emma: 760-861-1459
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Emma Dixon is a consummate professional. She walked us gently through a very stressful and emotional sale. She negotiated a price which was 10% more than we ever thought possible. The entire process, start to finish took less than one month!!! Simply amazing. We highly recommend Shawn and Emma. ~Brian Rener~
Emma helped me sell my property recently. She is a very responsible agent. We got an offer in one week after the property was listed. Emma recommended we wait for a while because the buyer did not check the property. It is common for the buyers to take the property off the market without seeing it  due to lack of inventory. We accepted her suggestion and waited for one more week to get another offer which gave us a higher price than the first one. Emma also did a lot of extra work for me which should be the property manager's job. I will highly recommend her as your agent if you want to buy or sell a house. ~Helen Zhao~
I lived in my house for many years and was nervous about selling. Emma walked me through the process, helped me stage it and assured me any money spent would bring greater returns. We received multiple offers the first day the listing went live! Emma’s tough negotiation got me top dollar and she  then helped me buy a new home. When you let go emotionally and trust her, the world becomes your oyster. ~Emelinda McGinnis~
All of our dealing were with Emma. She was very professional and we liked her aggressiveness. She did her homework and we chose her over another very strong firm because of her personality and confidence. The experience was very good, sold our place in two days.
~Larry Severin~
We sold our condo in Palm Springs a couple of years ago and Emma was truly amazing. As absentee owners, we were unable to be there in person to take care of some repairs that needed to be made, and Emma was a god-send. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Believe me, you won't find anyone who is better!! ~Hal~
Shawn worked with great patience with us, as it took well over one year for us to find our wonderful vacation home. She guided us to areas she knew we would like and was always available when we came into town to spend as much time with us as possible. After several years of enjoying our home in Cathedral City, we decided to build a new home in Palm Springs, and since we were living out of the area, Shawn was extremely helpful in guiding us to many decisions we had to make in building this property. Shawn and Emma are delightful to work with, respectful and honest. We highly recommend them if you are looking for property in the desert cities. ~Nancy Langdon~
Shawn Wanta and Emma Dixon made the house buying fun, easy and stress free! Shawn listened to what we were looking for and showed us many homes. We love our home. It's perfect. Shawn and Emma are the best! I refer them to all my friends. ~Sabrina~
Emma was available to me 24/7 throughout the process of the sale since I am not a Palm springs resident. She was very patient knowledgeable and calm and my questions were very competently answered. Any help I required was then supplied in the most cheerful manner 100%, she guided me through all the steps needed to sell my property . I wish her continued success in an obviously well suited career. I feel I left having a new friend. ~Pat Ellis~
Shawn and Emma were thorough in their listing, marketing and selling our property. They are knowledgeable in real estate laws, county and state requirements and worked well with the selling broker and the escrow company. Any and every question was answered in a timely manner. Great job. We will enlist their expertise in the future. ~Bonnie Scott~
Simply put, Shawn and Emma are pros! We closed, listed and bought many houses, and land exclusively through Shawn and Emma. You can not go wrong with these two. I recommend them both very highly. ~Walter Luce~
As longtime residents of Palm Springs, Shawn and Emma gave us invaluable insight into the pros and cons of the various neighborhoods in Palm Springs including market values. They carefully laid out all our options based upon our criteria and we found the perfect house after patiently showing us over 20 properties. Negotiations were handled well even in face of a difficult seller. Once under contract and the the buying process was underway, Shawn and Emma helped every step of the way, taking care of inspections and other activities for us since we were living on the east coast at the time. Every time something came up, they delivered with good humor. I have bought and sold homes in various cities and have never had realtors as competent as Shawn and Emma. They were fantastic advocates for us -- we recommend them without hesitation. ~Nancy Dobrozdravic~
You are the best Realtors we have worked with and I just want you both to know, we will and have, recommended you both to anyone who has plans to move to the desert. Thank you for all your help. We look forward to keeping in contact and if we ever need your help again, we will be calling. ~Mary Wilker and Louise Wynne, Palm Springs, CA~
Emma and Shawn sold our house in Palm Springs and were the most courteous Realtors. They helped us out after I became sick and went out of their way for us. They kept us informed and held open house and all our neighbors got to know them. The girls are go getters and they did what they said they were going to do! They work well together and have a good sense of humor. Again Emma and Shawn, we thank you for a job well done and maybe our paths will cross again. ~Jeanette and Mike DeNucci, Westminster, CA~
When I became interested in buying a condo in Palm Springs, a friend of mine who had purchased a condo in the area referred me to Emma Dixon. I was very happy with her service, as she was very helpful and professional. She provided lots of pertinent information about the buying process in the USA as well as new condo listings. She promptly responded to correspondences and calls, which made the buying process much easier and understandable. I have already recommended her to many of my friends! Irena P., Canada
We bought a foreclosure in March 2009 using Shawn as our agent. We have purchased properties before and have found some agents who take up a lot of time needlessly and others whom are unreachable. We found Shawn to be the perfect balance. She took care of what needed to be done, when it needed to be done. In addition we found her to be as friendly and pleasant to deal with as she was efficient. We heartily recommend Shawn to anyone looking for an agent. ~Nick and Ray, Morongo Valley, CA~
Shawn and Emma came across immediately as easygoing, trustworthy, and dedicated. They went above and beyond the call of duty in searching for appropriate listings for us to see, and took the time to learn about our tastes, as well as our desired locations and price ranges. We spend many days going to open houses. They were both extremely knowledgeable about the market and about the potential of various properties. What impressed us the most about Shawn and Emma is their integrity. They gave us honest advice about what reasonable price to offer on a particular property. They made the process easy and painless. In the end, we were very happy with the purchase of our condo units. ~Jeff and Tim, Palm Springs, CA~
With the market in it’s current state, it was truly a miracle that we listed with Shawn and Emma. As a team, we saw them go above and beyond all our expectations. They were able to deal with a VERY DIFFICULT buyer’s situation, in a way that was both professional and sympathetic to everyone concerned. Without their incredibly hard work and perseverance, I doubt that we would have been able to close escrow. We’re recommending the ShawnAndEmma Team to everyone! ~Jim and Scott, Palm Desert, CA~
Thank you Emma! I loved the house, it was absolutely beautiful, it was like a combination of the houses we wanted all in one!! Thank you for all of your help in finding us the perfect home! ~Todd & Florence, Desert Hot Springs, CA~
Shawn was extremely helpful in helping me get through my first home-buying experience. She understood everything I was looking for in a home and was always readily available when I had any questions or found a listing that I wanted to view right away. Shawn and Emma were so personable, knowledgeable and patient in helping me through the process. I appreciate their exceptional efforts in helping me find my perfect home that I love! Thanks so much!! ~Ariane K. Desert Hot Springs~
We are blessed to have met Shawn and Emma. They were and are two extremely busy and successful realtors in the Coachella Valley but made us feel as if we were their only clients. We find them to be very professional and energetic and enthusiastic and an amazing team. They are our dream realtor team. We found them extremely well prepared and knowledgeable about every showing. We had MANY. They would answer our questions with a great deal of knowledge. They have won many awards and have been top realtors in the Coachella Valley. Shawn and Emma are enthusiastic, listen to your needs and match your criteria before they show you the properties. They have values, ethics and principles that are outstanding in the real estate market. We would, highly recommend them to anyone searching for a home in the coachella valley. In fact ,we have referred many friends and family to them. All have been impressed and pleased with the efforts of Shawn and Emma. If you are looking for an amazing team and a team that support each other and make you their priority you should call Shawn and Emma. They have proved honesty, integrity and total committment to an excellent outcome for your realestate needs. Trust in Shawn and Emma for all your real estate needs. We did and now own our adorable home in paradise – the Coachella Valley. ~Sandi, Canada~
We had a wonderful experience. Emma Dixon was so helpful and fast at everything. The closing of escrow and the process for us was a breeze thanks to Emma’s wonderful experience. She always answered the phone or returned calls promptly, she also had quick solutions and executed them rapidly when necessary and when we purchase our next home we will definitely use her and her expertise as our real estate agent. ~Mario & Paige, Palm Desert~
Shawn is a delight to work with. Her professionalism, industry knowledge and follow-through are top notch. She made the home-buying process so easy. I would recommend her to anyone looking for their first home or investment property. Thank you Shawn! ~Katie Z., Torrance, CA~
We want to thank you for the time and effort you put into selling our Bermuda Dunes home. John and I have spoken to many friends and colleagues about the current real estate market, and have been told how “lucky” we were to sell our house in such a short period of time. Our response to them has been, “our agents Shawn and Emma sold our home, luck was not a factor.” In addition to being professional, and always reachable by phone and email (even late Sunday evenings), you took such wonderful care of my high maintenance indoor cat, Caesar, that he misses you! We truly appreciate all you’ve done, and wish you the very best. ~Kristen and John Horton, Bermuda Dunes, CA~
Shawn, thanks for the determination you have exhibited in showing and selling our properties in such a mercurial market. You have NEVER been negative about the market, nor have you made excuses. You remain positive, upbeat and realistic about the sale of our properties. When Walt and I first met you we were impressed with your thoroughness and knowledge of both the individual property and the area. We felt a confidence in you as a professional and our trust has not been misplaced. We have recommended your services to several prospective purchasers and sellers. I appreciate your regular “property updates” and your suggestions for making our properties more attractive and competitive in todays market place. You are truly a professional and we both appreciate your efforts in helping us sell our properties. Thanks again. ~Bonnie Scott, Bermuda Dunes, CA~
We have known Shawn and Emma since January of 2007. Our first encounter was them helping us look for a rental condo in the Palm Springs area for the winter months. These gracious girls went above and beyond what was expected of them to find a fabulous condo rental for us and the location that we wanted was BANG ON. In November of 2008 we got very excited about the property prices, so we decided to look for a residential house that would match our lifestyle. We contacted Shawn and Emma with a list of priorities for our new house and to their word they delivered. We looked at numerous properties with our specific needs and found it; thanks to the patience and dedication of the Home Hunting Team of Shawn and Emma. Thank You Ladies for your great Attitude, Commitment to Excellence and Detail. You were determined to find our dream home and lastly being Consistent. We value Loyalty and we found it with you two. ~Gary, Canada~
Words cannot begin to express how pleased we are with our new home in Rancho Mirage. We must admit that the thought of purchasing real estate in the California market was more than a little daunting. Being “Easterners” the experience with the legal loops not to mention the price of homes made us think seriously about renting. However, thanks to the dynamic duo of Emma & Shawn, our fears were soon put to rest. You aggressively looked after our best interests by providing a wealth of information on neighborhoods and home prices that were tailored to our special needs and wishes. You patiently took us on home searches that probably wore you all out as much as they excited us, and we are totally pleased with our purchase. We thank you both also for the exceptional customer care you provided and for checking on us following the sale to ensure that everything was right with the acquisition and for offering that “extra touch” which most other realtors never provide. We extend to each of you our best wishes for much success in all of your future real estate endeavors. ~Maurice and Rebecca, Rancho Mirage, CA~
Having never before purchased a house I had many ideas and questions going into this. Emma and Shawn took the time to listen to me and found exactly what I had in mind! They are both very knowledgeable, thorough and gracious. They helped me understand all of the different parts of the entire transaction. I could not be happier with my purchase! ~Tim L in Morongo Valley, CA~
Shawn and Emma were very helpful when I first moved to the desert and wanted to rent a home before buying. They found me the perfect place! When I was ready to buy, Shawn showed me properties that fit the description of what I wanted. She really listens! At no time did I feel rushed or pressured. When it comes to real estate, Shawn and Emma are both professional and knowledgeable. ~Patricia Colognesi, Palm Springs, CA~
Just wanted to say thanks again for all your work. I am a very satisfied customer. I will happily and quickly recommend your services to any of my friends and associates who may be in need. You kept me informed throughout the entire process and gave me important information about the status when requested. A job very well done. Thanks again. ~Ralph George, Yucca Valley, CA~
Emma and Shawn sold our house in Palm Springs and were the most courteous Realtors. They helped us out after I became sick and went out of their way for us. They kept us informed and held open house and all our neighbors got to know them. The girls are go getters and they did what they said they were going to do! They work well together and have a good sense of humor. Again Emma and Shawn, we thank you for a job well done and maybe our paths will cross again. ~Jeanette and Mike DeNucci, Westminster, CA~
We searched for over two and a half years and could not find a decent home for a reasonable price. As time went on, we became discouraged and disappointed. That’s when we decided to call Emma! She helped us find a home that was affordable and spacious. We never expected that our first home would actually have a pool! From the very first time that we talked on the phone, until the day that we received the keys, Emma Dixon and Shawn Wanta were professional, courteous, and always went out of their way to help us. Emma and Shawn were better than anyone we have ever worked with. Emma and Shawn could always be counted on to make this seemingly difficult process of buying a house look easy. Thank you! ~Matt & Norma V., Twenty Nine Palms, CA~
I am a partner in a business in Seattle WA. Our whole livelihood depends on exceptional customer service. Rarely does someone comes along and out shines us. Emma Dixon did just that. My wife and I decided after a visit to Palm Springs to investigate the prospects of purchasing a condo in the area. We went through the whole buying process via email and fax. Emma was our eyes, foundation, advocate, and coach. She did so with patience, professionalism, and expertise. Bravo and hopefully someday we’ll be asking for an Encore. ~DeForest and Eleonore Shotwell, Seattle, WA~
~We would like to thank Shawn Wanta for her diligent efforts in finding us our desert “holiday” home. Shawn was able to capture the essence of the property we hoped to obtain and worked with us patiently over a 3 year period of time. After bidding on a home in a lovely residential section of Cathedral City, Shawn guided us through a challenging and lengthy “short” sale process. Shawn was a stable, calm and guiding presence, as we worked our way through many of the new regulations required to purchase property in today’s ever-changing economic climate. Shawn exemplified patience, knowledge, and support to get us the results we wanted, and always had a ready smile! Shawn understood our “need-to-know” and if she did not have a ready answer to our many questions, she researched our inquiries and came back to us with answers in a timely manner. We found Shawn to be completely trustworthy, which is a lovely trait to have when one represents you in a major purchase. We would not hesitate to use Shawn’s services again in future real estate transactions. Thank you, Shawn, for all you have done to bring our desert home search to a happy closure! Warmest regards, ~Frank & Nancy~
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