The allure of the Desert Lifestyle was introduced to George during his college years at UC Santa Barbara. The temptation of year-round blue skies, warm temps, and access to the finest golf climate in the country became a clear priority. Upon graduation and following initial efforts to play golf professionally, a career in golf ensued. As a 26+ year and a current PGA of America member, George’s experiences were centered around the management and operations of the Desert’s finest Private Golf Clubs. Directly, George gained intimate knowledge and forged his resume at Mission Hills Country Club, PGA West, Hideaway Golf Club, Madison Club, and The Quarry At La Quinta. Most notably, George performed as the Director of Golf at nationally regarded and Golf Digest Top U.S. 100 The Quarry at La Quinta for 12 years. Subsequently, he took the lead as Director of Membership, Senior Manager, and Club Ambassador at Hideaway for an additional 12 years while concurrently representing Discovery Land Company as an on-site Licensed Real Estate Associate for both Hideaway Golf Club and Madison Club. Given these experiences, George became familiar and fluent with the desert’s additional private Golf and Country Clubs including Bighorn Golf Club, The Reserve, The Vintage, Tradition, Toscana, Eldorado Country Club, Citrus Club, The Palms, Andalusia, and others.
George offers a unique perspective on Desert living given his tenure as a resident, professional experiences, and relationships he has built along the way in a variety of industries. As a strong advocate for quality of life and sustained growth in the Coachella Valley, he has personally witnessed the evolution of the Desert landscape, including the influx of world-renowned events that grace the seasonal calendar. From the Palm Springs Film Festival to The American Express PGA Tour and ANA Inspiration LPGA Tournamentweeks, the amazing BNP Paribas Tennis Open in Indian Wells, the Desert International Horse Show in Thermal and Winter Polo at the Eldorado and Empire Polo facilities where George also shares the equestrian passion and is well connected. Culminating the season are the spectacular Coachella Fest and StageCoach Music Concerts.
These are merely a highlight of events, not to mention numerous activities, that attract residents and welcome visitors from around the globe to the Coachella Valley. His first-hand desert knowledge gives buyers and sellers a tremendous wealth of local awareness not only of each Private Club or Resort but also the personalities, vibe and attraction of every individual desert city. Furthermore, and perhaps most importantly, insight and perspective into the various residential communities that flow through the Coachella Valley from Palm Springs to Thermal, with an emphasis on the Central and East end of the Valley including Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Bermuda Dunes, Indio and Thermal.
George has built an impeccable personal reputation throughout his career based on integrity, personality, interpersonal skills, communication, and confidentiality. His friendly demeanor and honest and trustworthy character are highly respected. George’s even-keeled approach and devoted work ethic along with alignment with Kibbey and Associates, the Valley’s #1 Sotheby’s Team, and the industry-leading Sotheby’s International brand have George on his way to becoming a Top Producer. In conclusion, his familiarity and understanding in virtually every segment of the market is rare and offers great value. You couldn’t make a better choice than George Van Valkenburg Jr. to represent you in achieving your real estate goals.
George can be reached personally at (760) 289-0273 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.