Coldwell Banker La Quinta Welcomes Real Estate Veteran Tom Holmes


La Quinta, CA – November 3, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is pleased to announce Tom Holmes as a new addition to the company’s La Quinta office. A state certified residential appraiser, Holmes brings a wealth of real estate and life experience to the desert community.

Along with spending more than 30 years in real estate, Holmes’ experience gives him the knowledge to guide his clients through the transitions of life that are often involved in real estate transactions. As a state certified residential appraiser, Holmes also owned and operated an appraisal company for 10 years. His appraisal background made him an expert in properly pricing and marketing a client’s home, eliminating any confusion on market value and what the listing price should be for  their home.

“We are pleased to welcome Tom to the Coldwell Banker family in La Quinta,” said Diane Busch, branch manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in La Quinta. “His willingness to guide his clients every step of the way is commendable and I know his experience will surely serve the La Quinta community well.”

Holmes began his real estate career in 1979 in Orange County while he was working with the Los Angeles Police Department. When he retired as a police commission detective in 1993, Holmes was able to focus on his real estate career and found that the skills from a career in law enforcement directly applied to his newfound career. Attention to detail, working with people, extensive research and impeccable ethics were all skills he brought over in his transition to real estate and are a great  value to the detective work of a great real estate agent.

A Southern California native, Holmes graduated from California State University, Long Beach. He honorably served in the United States military with an Army aviation brigade in Vietnam. Holmes and his wife Karin, a registered nurse case manager at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, have children and grandchildren that keep them grounded and experienced with each stage of life.

“The most significant reason I chose to work with Coldwell Banker is because of the company’s worldwide name recognition,” said Holmes. “Coldwell Banker has the community’s respect and confidence in our commitment to customer satisfaction.”

Contact Holmes for real estate assistance at (760) 636-6964.

About Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Desert Communities and Orange County Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Desert Communities and Orange County (, a leading residential real estate brokerage company, operates 14 offices with nearly 900 sales associates. The company is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices.


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