Ralph Haverkate is a trained, professional Realtor® and Broker Associate. He has been a Desert resident for sixteen years and has worked as an agent and Broker for the last twelve years. He has extensive knowledge of the Palm Springs area market and has consistently been among the top producing agents in his group.
Ralph is certified on Internet Real Estate marketing. His website www.haverkaterealestate.com ranks on the first pages of MSN, Yahoo and Google for anyone who searches, for example, “Rancho Mirage Real Estate.” This gives transnational and international reach and access to homes featured on his website. Combined with his qualifications as a Certified International Property Specialist, and a member of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), he has the ability to deal with clients around the world.
Ralph has over thirty years of worldwide business experience, solid managerial credentials, and a strong background in sales and negotiations. His background includes many years with the largest tour-operator in Switzerland, the high-end European fashion industry and managing varied businesses. Ralph is multi-lingual; has lived and worked in Canada, New York and California for the last twelve years. He brings his skills to real estate to manage and orchestrate the real estate process. He is very customer service, market, product, and detail oriented.
His life-long interest in fashion, design and trends naturally leads to architecturally significant mid-century, vintage & modern real estate. In particular, Mid-Century Modernism, by the trendsetting architects who came to the Desert in the 1950s and incorporated nature and the amazing desert light into homes.
Ralph finds real estate exciting on two levels. First is the artistic enjoyment of the architecture, and helping people find the home that expresses their vision. Second is how technology puts listings at almost everyone’s fingertips anywhere, anytime, and how technology helps him provide the seller with better analytic tools than ever.
Education: Ecole Superieure De Commerce, Neuchatel, Switzerland
A world-renowned Swiss-French business school
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
California Association of Realtors (CAR)
International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI)
NAR professional designations: ABR, CRS, GRI, CIPS, e-PRO, TRC
Residential Construction Certified Professional (RCC)
Certified New Home Specialist
Ralph spends his spare time painting, running, hiking, golf, and with computers.