Paul Kaplan Group - Bennion Deville Homes
From Our Clients



Paul Kaplan has exquisite taste in real estate and agents!! I have worked with Matthew Reader, and Dominique Vythelingum,both gentlemen are outstanding, knowledgeable and they might just walk on water!!
- Bunny G.

Thank you ever so much for your superb work, Paul. It was a pleasure all the way through. And your ability to bring the right buyer to the table on very short notice was most impressive. A number of my tenants have been asking about realtors, and I am sending them all your way.

- Doug K.

We sought out the Paul Kaplan Group after having our home in The Springs Country Club - Rancho Mirage, CA listed for 4 months with one of the countries premiere realty companies. We were left disappointed and wondering if the only thing today's realtors are capable of, is to hound you for your listing and “sit” open houses. We found out that this was refreshingly not true. Once contacted, Paul Kaplan intuitively assigned Diann Johnsonto pursue the sale of our home. It only took one meeting for us to learn that she knew her stuff and was prepared to do whatever was necessary to accomplish our mutual goals. Diann immediately recognized the attributes of our home and what clientele it would appeal to. Once onboard she targeted that clientele via both modern and traditional means; even commissioning a video production of Hollywood quality. Within 3 weeks she brought the “correct” buyer through our door, from a different city, and closed the entire deal within 2 ½ months of listing in off peak season and at full asking price. Certain challenges unique to our closing, threatened our sale and would have likely crippled a lesser agent. Diann not missing a beat, effortlessly rose to each task and extinguished the fires before they were allowed to escalate out of control. From our standpoint, the entire sales experience with Diann was expedient, professional and reassuring. We have no problem recommending her and already have.

- Unknown
We have worked with many real estate agents both to buy & to sell homes & condos over the years and can say that Kris Rain is easily the best real estate agency we have ever encountered.  
- Diana C.
When we were looking for a mid-century second home in Palm Springs, we knew that there was only one realtor who we could trust to show us high-quality MCM gems, Paul Kaplan, and offer us his architectural expertise and thoughts during the process.
- Sophie A.

And why can't I give Will Paine 6 about 7 or even 10?!! Will was just the BEST at everything in my home buying process. Although I am an architect and interior designer of 20 + years, I am completely green to the real estate buying market as this was my very first home purchase. Will practically held my hand as he helped me in every aspect such as helping me find the best lender and other key people to help sync the entire process. I valued his knowledge of this competitive Palm Springs market as well as Mid-century modern architecture. Also, when a couple of initial properties I tried purchasing didn't work out, I especially appreciated his encouragement and determination in finding me the right house. He ended up finding me the perfect house and making my wish come true! There are a lot of sharks out there in the real estate world and I'm not good at playing the game, so, am so grateful to have found Will. I will definitely stick with him on any future property I want to buy or sell. Thanks again!

- Melinda
I will be forever grateful to Matthew Reader for his efforts on my behalf during the purchase of my new home.  He knows the business and the local housing market.  He is an excellent communicator and a hard worker.  
- Kathy P.

Our search for a property in Palm Springs was a long process as we were particular and knew what we wanted. Kris Rain was supportive, patient, and hard working to show us numerous properties over nearly a year. We live a distance from PS so kept in touch via email and our client portal, which was invaluable. We loved working with Kris and The Paul Kaplan Group; and would do so again! We consider her our RE agent even though we found our dream place last July. Wouldn't want to work with anyone else!

- CA Krell
All in all, we couldn't be happier with our experience working with Michael and the Paul Kaplan group. Kudos to you for building a great firm, a strong brand presence in the area and for hiring great people like Michael! We hope to buy more properties down the road in the area and Michael will always be our first call when the time is right.
- James, Savannah & Kingsley Citron

I found Paul to be a very honest broker. We are from out of state and had to go somewhat on faith with him, and I'm glad we did. Price-wise, we were somewhat unrealistic in what we were looking at on line before we met. Before going out to look at houses, he helped guide us towards touring houses that were realistic for our budget and best met our needs. He didn't try to sell us on something we couldn't afford to make a bigger commission. He also got us set up with a mortgage broker right away so we would be able to to take immediate action if we found a house we really liked. He was very attentive and really seemed to understand our needs even better than we did. We're very happy with the house we ended up buying. We got a lot for the money and it's in a really good neighborhood.

- Unknown

I just wanted to take a moment to let you know about the experience we had purchasing a condo [in Palm Springs} with the help of Clay Baham. You probably already know that he represents your business with the utmost professionalism. Clay worked hard with the difficult bank owned property and always returned my phone calls promptly. The condo closed and Clay is still working for us to make sure we are happy with the total experience. Once again thank you for all of the assistance we enjoyed working with Clay and would do so again in the future if necessary.

- Rory and Morgen
Michael Slate of the Paul Kaplan Group is a hard working agent who went above and beyond to sell our house and close the deal. He is smart, kind, patient, aggressive, plugged into the market and was dedicated to make us feel like we were his top priority. He is for sure a top-notch agent.
- Joseph L.

After a recommendation from a friend, I listed the property for sale with Kris Rain. She was very efficient in completing the appropriate paperwork and getting the condo ready for viewing. Within one month we had an accepted offer and the escrow went smoothly. Closing took a little longer than anticipated, not because of Kris, but due to delays in official approvals.

- Unknown
What else is there to say about Matthew Reader except ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS?!
- Kelly W.
Paul and his group are extremely professional.  We listed our mid-centry with Paul and found him to be extremely knowledgeable, fair and honest.  He went way above the standard contract in our favour after the sale.  Palm Springs is a wonderful place and if you are considering selling or buying I highly recommend Paul.
- Eddie L.

I've been a huge fan of the Paul Kaplan website for about 5 years. It sounds funny to be a fan of a realty site but Paul Kaplan has the best Mid-century Modern homes in Palm Springs and I love looking at them. I finally felt ready to buy 2 months ago and contacted them. Buying a house will always be a little stressful but Kris was great and steered us in the right direction. My closing was Yesterday and it couldn't have been smoother.

- Unknown

Paul is pleasant and patient. He's also very knowledgeable about the market. Plus he's very helpful with other aspects of buying property.

- Unknown
"We had been on the PK Group email serve for awhile, and when I told a rep we were coming to town and would like to see some properties, we were assigned to Alice, she is terrific!!
In our opinion, Alice went beyond the call of duty to assist us in many ways. Alice is top-notch in every way!"
- Marion & Brent

Brad Hudson was an absolute pleasure to work with.  Possibly our favorite real estate agent of all time!

- Danielle and Jon
Paul Kaplan and the Modern Real Estate Group,  specifically real estate agent Mike Johnson, provided very thorough and professional service during a recent home search in Palm Springs.
- George B.

From the beginning he was professional, ethical and just a great guy to be around. He goes above and beyond any other realtor I have dealt with; my husband and I have been buying and selling homes for over 30 years. He never fails to answer a question about the area, services etc. Being a Canadian in the US it is great to have a knowledgeable touch stone such as Paul.He is a fountain of local information and if he doesn't know the answer he will find it for you. He never ceases to amaze me. And, he hosts great party/open houses for his current/past clients.

- Kacia D.

Stephanie knows her market and really listens to her clients. I looked at several properties, Stephanie gave me honest advice in a brilliant way, I never felt like I was being talked into or out of anything. Stephanie was present and available during every part of the home buying process, overall a great experience. We will certainly use her again for our next Palm Springs purchase!

- Clinton Bunker
Paul and his team work hard for their clients trust and it shows by their many happy clients.
- Chavi H.
We used Paul Kaplan's Modern Real Estate group and have never had better service from any agent EVER!!
- Liz M.
We met Mike Johnson while looky-looing open houses last summer and decided that if we ever did buy in the area, we wanted him to be our buyers' agent.  
- Cheryl D.

I still have never met Paul Kaplan and I'd like to meet him someday and thank him for his great website.  It is one of the few real estate websites to acknowledge the role of architects in making this area what it has become and continues to be.

- Philip M.

Michael Slate is a true asset in the real estate industry. He is truly dedicated, hard working, trust worthy and most of all great about his communication to his clients. Michael is well versed on the real estate in the greater Palm Springs area and is quick to reply with detailed information. If you are looking for a Quality Real Estate Professional. I strongly recommend Michael and his team.

- Robert K.

Paul goes well beyond the average realtor in terms of his knowledge, professionalism and delivery of services. He is low-key and patient in his approach and favors educating his clients vs "selling" them. I would recommend Paul without hesitation.

- Unknown

Palm Springs is our second home destination. We contacted Diann Johnson simply to see what options she could provide us on our current PS home and what the market had to offer if we wanted to pursue something different. Diann has been such a pleasure to work with! It can be such a great and fun experience to buy and sell property if you are working with an agent that takes the time to get to know you, works hard to keep you updated and informed, does not pressure you and enjoys the experience with you. Diann excels with all of that and so much more! Not living full time in the PS area could have created a challenge and made our experience frustrating, but Diann has been so organized, knowledgeable, accommodating and overcame the challenges of distance to keep this experience fun and exciting. An outstanding agent is worth their weight in gold, Diann is gold!

- Unknown
We recommend Sara to anyone in need of a retreat or house in Palm Springs and around. We loved working with her so much that we might even keep buying houses in PSP. She rocks.
- Christophe K.
It was a pleasure working Marcelo! He was very informative, friendly, and hard working. I believe I received an email at 2:00 am! The Paul Kaplan Group will be my go to agency going forward. Thanks Marcelo!!
- P PIano

From the moment we met Clay Baham,  I felt that either you were a good agent with a low key approach or you were just one of the many nice but more average people in the business.  I soon learned that you were low key but far from average!!  Your knowledge of the business, your communication skills, your constant follow up, your many recommendations of other service providers, and your tie to a good company offering other skilled employees to assist me through the process was second to none.  Lastly but most important your negotiating skills and knowledge of the market were second to none.

- Roger C.

Gary Johns is probably the best realtor we ever worked with. He makes things easy. We would never use another realtor! He is so knowledgeable regarding real estate and Palm Springs overall....what a great guy! We couldn't believe fast he sold our house!

- Bruce R.

We are not just happy but delighted in our house. We love walking to Europa Restaurant bar for a cocktail or walking to Koffi/Ace/Elmers for breakfast. Feel free anytime you're driving by our house to stop and pick figs/limes/grapefruit we are having a hard time consuming all the delicious fruits ourselves (even though we've been at the house almost every weekend)! I think we may have started a trend amongst our friends and know at least one other couple may be looking to buy in the next year or so (they were just so impressed with our house and the views from the pool). We'll be sure to pass on your name to them. ;)

- Sophie A.

I met Kris [Rain] out of the cold-she showed me the place I wanted to see-didn't work for me so I told her what I was looking for and asked if she could arrange to see what was in our profile of interest. THE NEXT DAY, she showed me 6 properties that totally matched my interests. With her guidance we made an offer that was accepted-no back and forth-and we closed in a little over 30 days-thank 1st Republic Bank for some of that.

Anyway, Kris has been most helpful in getting us in touch with those who will facilitate our ideas. And she is just the most down to earth, earnest person I've met in Real Estate since god knows when. I thought San Francisco agents were good, but they have competition for service in Palm Springs.  Don't shortchange yourself-give her/them a call if you're looking to buy here. Spank me if I'm wrong!

- Elly

I have just completed the sale of my second home with Brad Hudson as my agent. I cannot recommend Brad Hudson highly enough. I found him to be a rarity among the sea of other real estate agents. There was never any high energy drama, but instead he exuded a constant steady calm. His knowledge as to the current state of the market was invaluable. His insights were well thought out and right on target. It is with pleasure that I recommend Brad as a top-notch real estate professional.

- Kent

Kris Rain is super chill and highly motivated at the same time. She went out of her way to provide top notch quality service. Could not ask for more. No complaints at all. Love her. Highly recommend her. And she still responds within an hour for questions even after close.

- Unknown

Brad Hudson and Matt Reader were great from the beginning. They were fun and relaxed, but very professional and knowledgeable. They knew the neighborhoods well, and definitely knew how to handle the transaction efficiently and with low stress. We dropped into town and quickly decided we wanted to look at a bunch of houses and they made time for us and worked around our schedule. Plus they are funny and a pleasure to be around. I would strongly recommend them to anyone!  

- Brad & Julie
I've worked with Paul Kaplan on a number of real estate transactions over the years in Palm Springs.  He's extremely diligent, organized, and ethical, looking out for my best interests throughout the entire real estate transaction.  
- Dan B.
Thank you Paul for all your help in Palm Springs. I highly recommend using him for any real estate needs - he makes the entire scary process of home searching and purchasing very easy and seamless.
- L J.

I was very happy with the Kaplan Group and Niko Esposito. They did a great job marketing my property
and were very professional. Niko did a very good job. She was very professional and fun to work

- Randy Carter


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