Paul Kaplan Group - Bennion Deville Homes

James Valletti, Realtor®


I Am:
A nice New Yorker (imagine that?!) who couldn’t bear its squalor any longer, fell in love with Palm Springs, and decided to live/work here full time.

Proudest Moment:
Producing and directing my first Off-Broadway show.

Biggest Challenge:
Slowing down.

Alarm Clock:
Set for 8ish, but I’m always up way before.

Perfect Day:
Exploring something new and exciting during the day, a great dinner with friends, and singing showtunes after.

First Job:
Directing the high school musical and casting Stefani Germanotta, now known as Lady Gaga, as the female lead!

Favorite Palm Springs Neighborhood:
Indian Canyons. Great history, gorgeous architecture, quiet but close to everything!

#1 Place to Dine Out in PS:
Sandfish. Who knew sushi in the desert could be so good?!

My grandparents, especially my great-grandfather Louie, who lived to almost 102!

The Paul Kaplan Group is:
An exciting opportunity to work with one of Palm Springs’ best real estate teams, representing wonderful clients and selling awe-inspiring homes.


James Valletti began his real estate career at the Paul Kaplan Group/Bennion Deville Homes with the belief that everyone should pick up and “Escape to Palm Springs.” Born and raised in New York City, he produced several Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, and then transitioned into working in television. His interest in real estate began in a slightly unusual way: as an Editor for HGTV, where he and his partner edited and produced over 150 house-hunting-style television shows. Ultimately realizing that he would rather help clients find their real-life dream homes instead of watching other people do it on television, he obtained his real estate salesperson license and moved out to his favorite spot: Palm Springs.

James enjoys sharing his enthusiasm and passion for the area with everyone he meets, and believes in an upfront, honest approach to business, attention to detail, and open communication. He understands that buying a property is the most important purchase a person can make, and cares deeply about client satisfaction. He holds a degree from New York’s prestigious Regis High School, and graduated a Magna cum Laude Dean’s Scholar from Fordham University. Whether you already live in the Palm Springs area, or are looking to “escape” there as well, he looks forward to helping you with all of your real estate needs.


James Valletti Rowing
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James Velletti Tony Awards
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To contact James, text or call (917) 442-2596


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