Client Testimonials

My husband and I feel very fortunate to have found Julie and Patrick. With there help and extensive knowledge of the area we were able to find our dream house in Rancho Santana, La Quinta. We were impressed by the extreme professionalism and response we received during and after our purchase experience. We highly recommend Julie, Patrick and Josh without reservation.

- tqtena

Patrick, Julie and Josh did a wonderful job of firstly leasing our home and then promoting and selling our home in La Quinta. We did not live in the area so took care of pretty much everything we needed. They very accommodating, friendly and professional.

- Vera Brookes

Pat and Julie gave us unprecedented service from the time we sat at our kitchen table as they explained the methods they use to market and sell our home. Their personal dedication became immediately apparent. Our home was purchased in less than 30 days. We suggest them highly!

- ktrahan628

As a prospective buyer, I decided to work directly with the seller's agent and as a lawyer felt that there were certain risks in taking that track. However, I could not have been more pleased with the negotiations and felt that agent, Josh Essig, worked diligently to fairly represent both parties  in the "back and forth." After closing, Josh could not have been more accommodating in assisting with recommendations for contractors and other service providers. As a newcomer to Rancho Mirage, CA that was extremely helpful and important. I would highly recommend Josh Essig and his agency to either sellers or buyers!

- jlongadopttoday

Josh was always available and answered any and all questions quickly and accurately. We really enjoyed working with him and all the others (escrow/inspection, etc.) involved!

- teresalauer10

My wife of 58 years and I enjoyed a career that resulted in our having 16 homes around the US. We have experienced good realtors and problem realtors. Patrick, Julie and Josh are the best. We had a home that potential buyers liked but were turned off by our blue inside walls. Julie convinced me to  repaint and my home was sold in one week. The Essig's know the market and how to present a home.Their sales program is attractive and effective. I feel fortunate that I selected them to represent us.

- David Zirkle

Julie and Patrick are honest, hard-working and exceptionally knowledgeable. They love La Quinta and they are a pleasure to work with. They helped us buy a beautiful house in an idyllic setting and when we needed to relocate, they helped us find dream tenants.

- user4366237

Josh was not only personally knowledgeable but also supported that knowledge with verifiable facts. He was always prompt, professional, friendly, patient, responsive and helpful. His advice and counsel were instrumental in facilitating and negotiating our purchase and quick close. He has also  been continually available for assistance nearly 2 months after our closing. I would highly recommend Josh without any hesitation for anyone’s real estate needs.

- tig0

I recently purchased a condo in Palm Desert. Josh Essig was my realtor. He did an outstanding job helping me find my perfect vacation home. He never tired of showing me homes or answering questions. He was professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. 5 stars all the way!

- Sherry O'Brien

Vine Property Group as a whole is extremely honest, trustworthy and hard working! They will stop at nothing to help you either buy or sell your home. We have been lucky enough to work with them through both processes, and are extremely pleased on the outcomes of both. We specifically worked with  Josh, who is always prompt at getting back to emails, texts and phone calls. He definitely goes above and beyond what you ask of him! I would, without any hesitation, recommend Josh (and all of VPG) to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the desert area! You could not find more amazingly genuine people who are looking out for you and helping you make a house your home!

- user7449215

We listed our home in a golf community with Julie and Patrick in order to down-size to a smaller home. Julie and Patrick were with us every step. They were responsive to our needs in showing our house, stayed with us through negotiations and most helpful of all, through our escrow. They also  arranged for us to see potential homes to buy. I especially appreciated their staying with us through the inspections of both homes, and staying with us through our final walk-through in our new home. I respect their knowledge of the market and their care for all their clients.

- DeepRat2

The Vine Property Group assisted me with the sale of my home at PGA West in La Quinta, February of 2011. My home had been on the market with a different agency for quite some time and I received no offers. I noticed that the majority of the showing of my home were by the Vine Property Group. When  the listing expired I re-listed it with them. I found their marketing of the property to be extensive and quite clever. Within a short period of time they brought me an acceptable offer and we sold the home. I found Patrick and Julie Essig as well as the rest of the staff at Vine Property Group to be very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home in the desert.


Julie, Josh and the rest of the Vine Property Group are first rate professionals. They helped us navigate through a rather difficult sales process. They handled all issues/concerns with the upmost degree of professionalism. In the end, all issues/concerns were resolved in a timely manner and  closing went as scheduled. We couldn’t have been any happier and would highly, very highly, recommend the Vine Property Group to manage your home sales process…you can’t do any better!!!!!

- Philip Harris

Julie, Patrick and Josh are fabulous! After having a terrible experience with another realtor, I called Julie to see if she could help my husband and I purchase a vacation home in a community we had already identified. Immediately she had Josh personally visit each home in the community that was  available for sale, make a comparitive analysis of each home's amenities, and then send us the results. It was above and beyond what we expected. Then we met with them in person, they took us through the homes and showed us some other homes in the area just to get a sense of what was on the market. We decided to make an offer and they helped every step of the way. In fact, we had an issue with the HOA and Julie and Patrick went to bat for us on our behalf because the HOA was being completely unreasonable. If I ever decide to purchase another home in the Palm Springs area (or list our current one) I wouldn't use anyone but The Essig Team. Totally professional, keeps you in the loop every step of the way, and are just very lovely people to work with. Real estate transactions can be stressful - they eased the stress every step of the way. After our purchase, I continued to call on Julie (and still do) for advice and vendor references. She's fabulous!

- user2584504

Vine Property Group, Josh is particular, are some of the hardest working Real Estate Professionals I've worked with. He has an amazing attention to detail and extensive knowledge of communities and properties available. He takes his time in getting to know his clients and their desires and does  everything to find them what they are looking for. I was thoroughly impressed with his ability to find me exactly what I wanted in a house. Josh is extremely personable and professional and it is evident that he has his clients best interest in mind.

- user03214875

Patrick, Julie and Josh Essig are without a doubt the best Real Estate agents we have ever worked with.We moved from the Chicago area and had little knowledge of the California Real Estate market. They found a house in La Quinta for us that met all of our criteria. Through the entire process we  felt assured that we were well represented. They possess the perfect blend of professionalism and caring.

The Essig's are the only agents we would use. We couldn't recommend them more whole heartedly!

- user7915159

I was very impressed with Josh and the entire Vine Property Group. Efficient, knowledgeable, responsive, professional are words I would use to describe the service I received. Josh gave me excellent advice. For example, he suggested I remove a couple of trees to enhance our view. I did, and  he was right. And, it helped sell the home. I would strongly reccomend Josh to anyone who wants a hard working true professional.

- Jerry Miller

Josh did a great job. He had helped us find rentals previously, even talking us out of more expensive places to get us into better neighborhoods for less - cut his own pay!!!

Honesty and integrity not often found in the industry. He helped us purchase in end of 2011, and after into 2012 in every  way with home services and great contacts for repair and maintenance. Professional, understanding, and knowledgable without the pretentious agent attitude I ran into in the desert. Will be sticking with the Essig group.

- user4387624

Josh found us a great bank owned home in The Springs (Rancho Mirage). He walked us through all the paper work and made the purchase very easy. I really appreciated his responsiveness. We expect a lot from our broker; Josh not only delivered, but he made the entire experience a pleasant one. We  highly recommend Josh!

- Matt & Tiffany

Patrick, Julie and Josh were wonderful to work with in the search of our home. They are very professional, extremely accommodating and family oriented. I have recommended them to others and will continue to use their service in the future.

- sctoombs

Julie Essig (Patrick and josh included) helped make the normally painful selling process as seamless as possible. From marketing to showings to final closing, I was impressed with their professionalism, timeliness and knowledge of the market. I would highly recommend the Essig family to sell your  home.

- chedrick28

I would highly recommend Heidi as a real estate agent. She handled everything very careful and professional, every meeting was a pleasure and also the people she recommended (Escrow company) were superb. We will of course work with her in the future again.

- Urs Rossel

Josh Essig did an amazing job finding us a new home and is now about to sell our existing home. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, caring about our requirements and a master negotiator. We would recommend him completely.

- user59808564

Josh quickly learned our needs and wants and was able to show us houses that fit us without a lot of wasted time. Josh also supplied us with a list of qualified tradesmen that were very professional and cost effective in our move in experience.

- user636281

I am an investor who flips locally in the coachella valley. Patrick, Julie, and Josh have all been very valuable assets in understanding the nuances of the local market and have been very helpful in guiding me toward solid investments. They care deeply for their clients and do not want to simply  sell homes. They want their clients to make the smart buys and they go the extra mile to help their clients listings look amazing. They invest a lot of their own time and money into their listings and it pays off for their clients! Very happy customer!

- DesertInvestor

We had a VERY positive experience with Julie and Pat. They were very knowledgable, professional, personable and a joy to work with. We had to do our closing remotely and they handled the inspection and closing in a timely fashion. They also made many suggestions as to local restaurants,  merchants, and workmen which we found so very helpful. We would HIGHLY recommend them.

- user7394574

Nothing but great things to say about Julie and Patrick. Integrity, honesty and commitment are all words that come to mind when we think of them. My partner and I decided to move to La Quinta on a full-time basis and the Essigs worked very hard to find us the perfect home. The transaction was  handled seamlessly and they guided us through the process in a very caring and professional manner.

Above all, they always did what they said they were going to do in terms of follow-up and returning phone calls, etc.

We highly recommend Vine Property Group and Patrick and Julie Essig.

- user581861

I highly recommend Pat and Julie Essig without the slightest reservation. With my husband's mobile career, we have moved several times and they were, by far, the best real estate agents we have ever used. They were truthful and direct in their dealings and opinions, which I have found is very  unusual in real estate. We were out of state during the week that we bought the house and they made sure that all went very smoothly.

Our seller was a large company and difficult to deal with, giving very little attention to the individual house sales as they sold so many. However, Julie was an absolute bulldog (in the best sense of the word), making sure that the seller gave us everything they had promised and more.

I am very thankful we found Julie and Pat and will look forward to using them in the future should the need arise!


- user6759669

The Essig's were very professional people to deal with. They handled the rental of our property and the eventual sale with attention and detail that we did not find in previous realtors. They are very knowledgeable about the local market and would highly recommend them for anyone looking for   property managers or agents to sell your home

- jlee450

Julie was our go-to person for all things involving the condition of the house; previous owners' repairs, getting immediate assessments performed for the condition of the pool, the pump and filter mechanisms, air conditioning, etc.

The required inspections ( termite, etc.) were performed without a  hitch. She also provided resources for a local electrician ( 24 hours, on call ! ). We came from out-of-town on several instances, to ensure the purchase was proceeding, as desired. She suggested the local Escrow company. The escrow process went smoothly; and we moved in just prior to Thanksgiving !

Patrick and Julie had knowledge of the area; the values throughout the area; and showed us a wide range of houses; many in our price range, and a few just a little higher, for a comparison. They listened to what we didn't want : Home Owners Associations; dues for Country Club Living; lots of grass and foliage requiring constant upkeep. Together,we found the perfect house: tile floors, high ceilings, covered patio, drip irrigation, no grass ! Quiet location, mountain views, with a pool !


- user22616472

Pat, Julie and Josh are amazing!

Right away, my wife and I felt very comfortable with them and knew that they had our best interests in mind. They were very accommodating with our sometimes crazy schedules. We were also first-time home buyers and had tons of questions, and some anxiety about the  process. They were very open in sharing all of the information with us and we got a great education along the way.

When we finally found the perfect house in the perfect area for us- and we still are thankful about that every day- the negotiation process was masterfully done! We got an excellent price and all parties were happy. What more could you ask for?

Pat, Julie, and Josh...great people that have your best interests in mind.


- vector4530

Josh and his team could not be more accommodating. We met Josh by chance while driving around looking at homes...Called the number on the flyer outside and Julie answered and said that she was at another showing, but her son Josh was around the corner and could show us the house. Within 10 minutes  he was there, showed us the house and we loved it. He took us on as clients and even though Julie was respresenting the sellers, they both made sure that both parties were comfortable and happy. Throughout the process Josh and Julie were extremely helpful and we couldn’t be more satisfied! Thank you!!

- kthunderburk

What a wonderful agent...found our dream home and followed us in every step of the way...could be more pleased! She handled so much of the usual stress in purchasing a home...thank you Heidi.

- Timothy Budziak DDS & Ann Maurice

We used Josh Essig as our Realtor on two homes we sold. He is very professional and knowledgeable in the field of real estate. We appreciated him keeping us up to speed on every step of the process.

- user42609282

Patrick and Julie helped us find the perfect 2nd home in the desert. They were great to work with, very helpful and knew all the little details of the area. They were also very patient with me as we looked at close to 20 homes in 2 1/2 days! We ended up buying a house we love at a price we liked.  They made the process easy and fun! We have also hired them to do property watch services on our home. Again, they are beyond our expectations. We get weekly pictures and updates. If they see anything amiss or have questions, they contact us immediately. It truly feels like a trusted friend is checking up on our house.

- user3463067

Our experience with the Essig's was nothing short of great! They sold our home in 19 days! They had a weekend long open house right after listing our home! Who does that? Their marketing materials were top notch! Their character, professionalism and attention to detail were all first rate! We  have been very impressed to say the least! And would not hesitate to use Vine Realty again!

- orphanmomma

Heidi helped us buy our new home in the desert. I was impressed on how she listened to our unique needs and found the home that was the perfect fit. Her patience and her ability to work with our lender, the seller's agent and Escrow moving the process along. She was positive throughout and put my  mind at ease at every step. Heidi would be a great agent for anyone buying or selling a home.

- Brad Hardison

Josh Essig’s guidance helped us buy our new home. He was a strong negotiator and we are extremely satisfied with outcome. We needed advice on narrowing down our decision on two neighborhoods. He new the areas well, and without being pushy-found us the best fit. He was always patient and kind as we looked st many homes.

Josh is now selling our current home. His pricing guidelines were spot on, and house pics he had taken are stunning. We now just wait for s good buyer, extremely happy with his marketing skill set. Please know, I am extremely picky and don’t give this kind of recommendation lightly. We are happy campers

- mhhardie

Not knowing the area and wanting to purchase a winter home in the Palm Springs area we looked on the internet and found Josh. We contacted him and heard back from him right away. He showed us various places and areas we could purchase and was very knowledgeable. We have been extremely please  with the process and continue to have a relationship with him as we now have Josh do property watches while we are away.

Josh has always been there to answer any questions we have had from anything to the process of purchasing our property to even places to see and eat!

I would highly recommend Josh and have been very pleased with Vine Property Group.

- user4974954

We worked directly with Julie regarding the sale of our vacation home while we were away from the vacation home location. She was very responsive and provided sound advice and flexibility related to negotiating the final agreement with our buyer.

- dkovachick

My husband and I worked with Julie and Patrick when we recently bought a home in the Hideaway. They did such a great job, we asked them to sell our other home. They are really nice people, professional, efficient, and very responsive. They understand the area and how people buy. They did a great  job with marketing online - had gorgeous photos taken of the house. These days, this is critical as most buyers shop online first. Most importantly, Julie and Patrick do what they say they will do. We would definitely recommend them to anyone.

- user7338077

Josh Essig did Fabulous job in finding our home in Indian Springs. We bought during the bottom of the market and had lots of choices, which Josh helped us sort out. We are very happy with our purchase and actually are looking at additional properties with Josh.

- user4352973

We worked with Josh Essig and the experience was fantastic. He was EXTREMELY prompt with returning emails and phone calls. He was also extremely helpful in answering questions and providing research information. They use a very fast, efficient online electronic signature process for handling the  offers and closing documents.

I HIGHLY recommend Josh Essig and the Vine Property Group for real estate searches and transactions.

- user5066663

Very nice people. Smooth transaction. Josh handled everything and there were no issues at all to deal with. He is great. He was attentive at every step and we were able to close in 2 weeks.

- user8439537

The team at Vine Properties have kept our home rented to top quality renters for 3 years. The experience has been as stress free as this can be with all the bases covered in advance. When an issue has arisen it has been addressed promptly and professionally. Our renters have commented on how easy our agents are to work with. A terrific experience for all involved. Recommend Vine Properties without any reservations.

- Mark Brooks

We are a native family from the Northwest and randomly chose Vine Property Group a few years ago when we decided to purchase a vacation home in the desert. From the day we started looking until the day we signed papers it was a pleasure to work with Patrick and Julie Essig. They are kind,  professional, energetic, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. We quickly decided to upgrade properties and used Patrick and Julie again for all the same reasons. Since that time we have become friends and it has been a joy to work with them over the years. We love the desert and feel they helped us find an ideal place and that is why we refer family and friends to them with confidence.

- user2038283


Prior to Heidi, I looked for 3 years to find the my dream home in Palm Springs in the right location and for the right price. It took a long time because until I met Heidi O'Neal, the other 4 realtors where trying to sell me homes in areas I didn't want and at a price i didn't  want to pay. I was so lucky to meet Heidi....She was a GOD send.

Heidi is professional, respectful, protective of her clients, a great negotiator and she LISTENS! Heidi, found the home of my dreams in one showing. Before she started looking for a home for me, she spoke to me for a minimum of 2 hours and gathered all of my wants and needs. With information in hand, Heidi went out and looked until she found a home she felt I would get excited about. What happened next was a miracle. The first house she showed me I bought. It had everything I wanted and then some. She LISTENED and got it right the very first time. Again, Heidi was respectful of my time and only called me when she found a home with all of my wants and needs. THANK YOU HEIDI for being the professional that you are and now a friend. I will definitely recommend you to all my friends.


- Paul Marquez

Josh is fabulous. He is patient while your looking and knowledgable about all the areas. After making our purchase he was very helpful with all the required service numbers for setting up our home. We highly recommend him, you won't be disappointed.

- Mary Ellen & Randy Zupanski

Julie and Patrick are complete professionals. They know the real estate business and really work for their clients to make transactions quick, fair, and seamless. They have handled 2 purchase transactions for my family and each time they delivered quality service. They are wonderful people and easy  to work with. I highly recommend contacting the Essig team if you are looking for a realtor.

- LookyLoo1

We worked with Josh and he was wonderful. He knows the area very well and provided some great comment about each home we visited (both pros and cons). Many times he raised things we wouldn't have thought of, so he really added great insight in evaluating each one. We couldn't recommend him  more highly.

- Teresa & Blake

I believe that The Essigs are consummate real estate professionals. They used a quality photographer who specialized in real estate and the resulting photos and DVDs were exceptional. They listed and sold our home in a relatively short time, and I was very satisfied with our experience.

- caspellman3

The Vine Property Group was incredible to work with. They truly care about their clients. I could tell how much Julie cared from my first conversation with her, and it was confirmed over and over throughout the sales process. They went above and beyond in helping us with the sale of our home. We  110% would recommend the Vine Property Group!!

- katiewillson4

Essigs represented my wife and me in our purchase and sale of two properties (4 transactions). They were consistently attentive and responsive. I was particularly impressed with their knowledge of the target real estate market as well as their investment in and commitment to technology that  facilitated negotiating and closing our transactions.

- user5872873

It’s no exaggeration to say that we could not have bought our new home without Heidi. When we decided to stop looking because there was nothing on the market that seemed to meet our needs, Heidi found the dream house. She really listened. Then after our offer was accepted, and we had to change  banks to get the loan we wanted, she worked tirelessly to make sure we would be able to close on time. We were ready to give up, but Heidi believed in us. Heidi’s professionalism and expertise made it easy for all the parties involved to keep moving forward. We are so thankful to be able to count her as a new desert friend. We would gladly recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home.

- Nicolas Crisosto

I have been in real estate in San Diego since 1969. I used the Essig team to list my property in La Quinta and couldn't have been happier with the service, the professionalism and most importantly, the results they brought. I sold my property for full price, which is $20,000 to $40,000 more then  other similar properties in the same community have sold for. Julie is a true professional and the marketing they did for my property is the best I have ever seen in my 40+ years in real estate.

- donbean8

Patrick , Julie & Josh were extremely professional in helping us secure our home in La Quinta. Our offer was clean ,and we closed right on schedule.We are very satisfied with Patrick, Julie, & Josh and would certainly recommend this team as very impressive real estate agents.

- emailcam42

My family and I will only use Josh when it comes to real estate. He represented my husband and I with our purchase AND two purchases for my mother. He also acted as the listing agent for the sale of my mothers house.

We couldn't be happier with the services Josh, Patrick, and Julie provide.

- aidakara

Vine Property Group is a joy to work with whether you are buying or selling a property. Josh Essig sold two of our properties within 45 days of listing with him after we had listed with two other agents for 8 months. Their professional work ethic and amazing marketing tools including beautiful  professional photography, 4 page folding brochure, flyer, and a disc to take home provided agents and potential buyers first class information. Josh is very knowledgeable about the real estate market and provides great fact based advice. As a general contractor my wife and I build and sell many homes. We will continue our valued relationship with Josh and the Vine Property Group for years to come.

- user6220566

Pat, Julie and Josh did an outstanding job marketing our property. Traffic was very heavy in a time we expected would be fairly quiet. They were proved to be be excellent negotiators. Our home actually sold much quicker than we anticipated with the current market.

- kendalet

We could not be more pleased with the superior, professional and caring service that Patrick, Julie and Josh have provided in leasing our desert home from the first class advertising, screening clients, interaction with clients, both upon arrival and departure, and availability to show the home.   What a positive and successful experience for all of us!

- gsdallas7

Vine Property Group took care of our rental home for many years. We live out of state and knew our property was in good hands. After several years in the rental market we decided to sell. They took care of the sale as well and gave us very honest and realistic guidance. They are good people  with integrity and good values. They have also become our friends. I highly recommend them and will certainly use their services again should the need arise.

- zuser20140716134352734

We can't say enough about our realtor Josh Essig. We have had the pleasure of purchasing our condo through Josh and also selling it and both transactions have been professionally handled. We look forward to our next purchase and will certainly will have Josh represent us.

- user3134287

My interactions with Julie, Patrick and Josh were extremely professional, their responsiveness and market knowledge far exceeded other agents that I had interacted with. I would highly recommend their entire team and will rely on them for any future real estate needs.

- Michael Moore

We researched Patrick, Julie and Josh Essie prior to listing our home. They lived up to their reputation and worked quickly and efficiently to sell our home. We really appreciate the care they took in selling our home. Gorgeous brochures, easy mortgage and escrow process all thanks to the Essig's.  We highly recommend them.

- paul5662

We contacted the Vine Property Group several years ago to find a second home in the desert area. Patrick & Julie showed us several homes but recommended one in particular (La Quinta) due to location and property attributes. Patrick & Julie negotiated a great price and made sure the home was move  in ready all of which was accomplished remotely. We love our La Quinta home.

Due to some health issues we decided to sell the property in La Quinta and were advised by Patrick and Julie that this property could be leased on a cash positive basis. In their opinion the market will experience moderate increases in the next couple of years and why take advantage of the upside. We are not landlords and could not imagine the process to lease this property on a multi-year contract. No problem, they evaluated all applicants and highly recommended the top two. In addition, all necessary repairs, contracts and assignments were completed in a timely and professional manner. All of this was done without traveling to La Quinta or giving this transaction a second thought. The Vine Property Group are consummate professionals. Josh is a super star.

- user0423709

Our experience with Vine Property Group was excellent and I highly recommend them for their process expertise, overall knowledge and responsiveness and professional skills. Josh Essig spent large amounts of time with all aspects of the sale. He zoned into our needs, was a tremendous help during  the financing process and overall made the experience very exciting. We trusted him totally for his honesty and integrity and would definitely use him again. We love our home and feel very fortunate to come know the Vine Property Group Family

- user62929928

worked with Josh. Everything was professional, from the photos taken, to the comps to the negotiated sale of my home. We received full asking price, the deal was consummated in a very timely manner and Josh made full disclosures which became relevant when the Buyer asked for (but did not  receive) credit as we neared closing.

Cannot recommend Josh and his team enough. Would use Josh again, which is the highest praise I could give.

- rcarian

After learning for personal reasons that we would not be able to live full time in Mountain View, we struggled for several years trying to find a buyer. We never had a single expression of interest, let alone an offer, until we switched realtors and chose Julie Essig. In less than a month, Julie  provided us with a clean, all-cash offer that closed within thirty days.

We have owned and sold a number of properties over the years and found Julie's services to be top notch. We highly commend her to you.

- FJamesGreco

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