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Meet Alex:

Alex Dethier, Palm Springs Realtor, business card

Alex Dethier entered the real estate profession at the Paul Kaplan Group / Bennion Deville Homes with a goal in mind: to find the absolute best solution for people who are looking for the perfect home or part-time residence. “It is so rewarding to see people step through the door of a home and know that this is the right place for them.”

Now, ten years on, Alex has built a stellar reputation in the Greater Palm Springs area and was named by Palm Springs Life Magazine as one of the Top 10 Realtors in the valley for 2020 and 2021. In addition to consistently meeting his original goal, Alex has also become a specialist in helping homeowners with all aspects of the sales process. From preparation and marketing, through negotiation and escrow, Alex provides diligent guidance and support, even if clients are not able to be in town.

In addition to his broad knowledge of Palm Springs and the surrounding areas, Alex brings a global perspective to customers’ needs. Born in Normandy, France, he moved to the United States for schooling and grew up in Marin County, CA.

Alex put his technical and marketing skills to work in Silicon Valley at the height of the boom, and then was drawn to real estate. A great example of the successful transition between high-tech marketing and real estate is Alex’s condo specific website launched in 2014,, which has become the #1 condo real estate portal in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. In 2017, he launched, to make it easier for buyers to understand the marketplace and find the perfect home. In 2018, Alex launched, focusing on Rancho Mirage and all of its communities, to bring buyers greater clarity into that part of the Coachella Valley market.

Alex’s interests and passion for travel have taken him from Africa to Hong Kong and points around the globe. “My travels have given me considerable insight into the international real estate community and have allowed me to understand the nuances of both domestic and international customers and their lifestyle aspirations.”

As an enthusiastic resident of Palm Springs, he believes that, “This region offers an exciting market with a broad spectrum of estates, homes, condos and resort properties.” His base also includes Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Cathedral City.

Alex was the top new agent at the Paul Kaplan Group in 2013, and a top producing agent from 2014-2020. Alex received the Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE) designation in late 2015. Alex lives in Palm Springs with his wife Jennifer, an artist agent, their dog, Maddie, and their 3-legged cat, Sophie.

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