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Dave Kibbey was born and raised in the desert, is married and a grandfather of nine. As the #1 Sotheby’s agent in the desert, listing and selling in excess of $100 Million annually, Dave’s 23-years of real estate experience and wealth of knowledge of the desert communities, enable him to provide you with highly specialized information that will aid you in making the most informed real estate decision.

Sellers appreciate Dave’s proactive, no-nonsense and aggressive approach, as he employs the highest level of professional marketing techniques and technologies promoting his listings while providing timely feedback results of showings. Dave continually communicates current market conditions to his clients to ensure that their listing is properly positioned to sell which minimizes time on the market, ultimately netting his clients more at close. Dave and his team of highly specialized associates work diligently to match his buyer’s specific needs to the right property as quickly as possible; paired with strong negotiating skills to structure a sound economic purchase.

Dave has an unprecedented commitment to getting your home sold for the very best terms and the highest dollar possible.

With over 85 years of collective real estate experience, Dave’s professional Team of skilled, focused and customer-driven associates work hard to maintain the highest quality of customer service, along with utmost confidentiality. Dave’s Team provides a strong professional network that assists in finding homes for his buyers and qualified buyers for his listings. As a result of his proactive approach to selling real estate, Dave has been regarded as one of the top 5 agents in the desert year after year and currently ranks in the top 1% of agents nationally.

Reach out today. Trust is hard to come by in today’s fiercely competitive real estate market. Dave will provide you with the highest level of knowledge, professionalism, integrity and utmost confidentiality to ensure that you feel secure with your decision. Dave welcomes the opportunity to be your real estate broker of choice.


As a Palm Springs native, Nyla Patzner watched the desert evolve into one of the world’s top lifestyle destinations and her family has called the Coachella Valley home for five generations. After graduating college at Chapman University and gaining professional experience in San Francisco, she moved back to the Desert where she offers unmatched knowledge of the area’s amenities, country clubs and luxury properties. One of Nyla’s specialties is helping investors identify income producing properties including hard to find areas that allow short term rental properties. She has also been very successful in "flipping" her own properties and can assist in guiding you through the process. Patzner’s background in marketing, public relations, and business development is reflected in her approach to selling real estate. She also gained invaluable experience in commercial property construction and management and uses this knowledge to guide clients looking to purchase, sell or develop investment properties. Nyla has traveled extensively and understands the nuances of capturing distinguished international buyers through the Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty network. Giving back to the community is an essential part of Patzner’s life and she has been very active in several charitable organizations, including serving on the board of the Women Leaders Forum, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the young professional committee at Sunnylands and co-chair and supporter of Animal Samaritans. She’s also a member of the Leadership Coachella Valley Class of 2014 and of the California Department of Realtors. Previously, she also served on the City of Palm Desert Marketing Committee and the Board of the Desert Advertising Federation.


Providing 'first rate' service has been Galina's top priority. She prides herself on a high level of professionalism, expertise and most importantly, her commitment to represent her clients' best interests, always. Galina is passionate in her interaction with her clients, associates and peers, to deliver unparalleled service to each client. Galina believes that through honest ongoing communication with her clients, daily attention to market details and competitive marketing, she will accomplish your goal of selling your home for top dollar, creating extremely satisfied clients.

Galina transitioned to real estate after a successful career in business and finance, which provided a strong foundation to properly evaluate market conditions and determine the right course of action for buyers and sellers. As a Top-producing industry agent, thinking in the best interest of her clients, Galina brings her positive energy, kindness, compassion and high level of professionalism to Dave Kibbey & Associates and the #1 Luxury Real Estate Brand - Sotheby’s International Realty. Embracing each new client and challenge with creativity and determination, she is passionate about real estate, helping her clients achieve their goals and takes the trust they place in her very seriously. Galina educates her clients through every step of the transaction process with valuable information, including strategic input, research, competitive analysis and market insight to help them make an informed decision. She specializes in luxury real estate throughout Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Palm Springs.

Born and raised in Europe, Galina moved to the United States in 2004 to pursue the American dream and began her career in sales in 2006. She is a devoted wife to her loving husband and mother to her three children Dorian, Troy and Carter.

Reach out to Galina today, she welcomes this opportunity!


When selecting a qualified real estate advisor, a critical consideration is knowledge and experience both within the community and in the particular industry. George Van Valkenburg Jr. has specialized in high end Private Golf Club communities as a 34 year resident of the Coachella Valley and a 25 year member of the PGA of America. His first-hand and intimate desert experience gives buyer’s an inside preview into not only the very best in Private Golf Club living but also insight into the various residential communities that flow through the Coachella Valley from Rancho Mirage to Thermal. The solid relationships that George has fostered over 34 years allows him access to many real estate opportunities that others can’t match. In addition to his golf contacts and relationships, George is also well connected in the equestrian community that includes both the hunter/jumper world and polo and is in-tune with ranch property and acreage offerings throughout the Valley. George’s extensive knowledge of the Desert’s finest Private Golf Club’s is unparalleled. His direct Private Golf Club experiences include Mission Hills Country Club, PGA West, Hideaway Golf Club, Madison Club and The Quarry at La Quinta. George served as the Director of Golf at nationally regarded The Quarry at La Quinta for 12 years prior to taking the lead as Director of Membership at Hideaway for 10 years and Licensed Real Estate Associate for both Hideaway and Madison Clubs for 11 years. Additional Club fluency include Bighorn, The Reserve, The Vintage, Tradition, Toscana, Andalusia and others. If it’s the Golf Club lifestyle you seek, George can guide you through the nuances of each Club to find the perfect Club fit and corresponding real estate to match your needs and desires. As a 34 year resident of the Coachella Valley, George can also help you understand all of the opportunities available to you in Desert real estate from condos to estates. Whether you are a first time buyer, second home purchaser, investor or looking for the perfect place to enjoy your ideal Desert lifestyle, George welcomes the opportunity to help navigate you through all the Coachella Valley has to offer.


Born and raised in Palm Desert, Wendi returned to the Coachella Valley in 2005 after studying Management Information Systems and Marketing in Tucson, Arizona and Los Angeles, California. With great appreciation for the desert cities, Wendi chose to pursue a career in real estate and has been a full-time Realtor since obtaining her license in 2006. She began selling residential re-sales on-site at The Lakes Country Club sales office in addition to working for a top producer, gaining vital market knowledge, advertising and negotiation skills. In 2014 Wendi joined the team of Dave Kibbey & Associates and is focused on all aspects of office management, escrow coordination, marketing and advertising for the team, while also working as a Realtor herself. Married to her husband Will from Virginia who is an engineer in the natural gas industry, Wendi enjoys spending her extra time with her family, children Baron and Preslyn, hiking our amazing trails, watching sporting events and enjoying occasional golf with family, clients and friends!