Deirdre’s Team

About Deirdre Coit and Associates



Deirdre Coit and Associates provided a choice opportunity to extend the broad reach of the Multiple Listing Service to our clientele, a service not available to non-member, on-site sales. Deirdre Coit and Associates was consistently responsible for the largest respective home sales in the Palm Springs Desert Resorts area each year.

The success of Canavan Coit attracted the interest of the valley’s largest real estate company, Fred Sands Desert Realty and resulted in a corporate merger to become Fred Sands Canavan Coit.


Deirdre Coit

Brian_Maurer - 2Deirdre started her real estate career at the Vintage Club in the mid 1980’s. It was there that she got familiar with multi million dollar homes and the people who bought them. At that time, the Vintage Club was one of the very few places in the Desert where homes sold for in excess of $5,000,000.

In 1991 Deirdre formed the real estate firm Canavan Coit, Inc with partner Susan Canavan, who had also worked at the Vintage Club. Canavan Coit was a boutique real estate office located on El Paseo, in Palm Desert, adjacent to luxury shopping and fabulous dining. Deirdre merged Canavan Coit with Fred Sands, which was later sold to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. Year after year, Deirdre was responsible for  selling the Desert’s highest priced homes in golf developments such as the Vintage Club, Bighorn Golf Club and The Reserve.

Deirdre’s integrity, honesty and work ethic led to business relationships with CEO’s of Fortune 500 Companies, as well as with wealthy Europeans looking for private and secure places for winter homes in the sun.

Deirdre, and physician husband, Alan reside in the equestrian area of Rancho Mirage, known as Clancy Lane. Both of their grown children, Rachel and Justin, attended USC.

Deirdre is a past board member of the Desert Aids Project and the ABC Club in Indio.

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Heather Greenwood

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Heather is a 2nd generation Realtor originally from St.Paul, MN. She has been a valley resident for over 23 years and specializes in helping first-time homeowners, families & investors throughout the Coachella Valley. She has over 10 years of Real Estate and Lending experience in addition to first-hand knowledge of the area from growing up in the desert. She is passionate about helping others attain their goals of home-ownership. She currently resides in Palm Desert with her husband and two boys. Heather is also dedicated to giving back to her community, specifically serving her alma mater as a Board Member for the Palm Desert High School Foundation, YMCA Board member and President of the local alumnae chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. Heather values honest and constant communication above all else and looks beyond a single transaction really striving to make life-long connections. Giving her clients the best service no matter the sales price, Heather’s ultimate goal is to help her clients buy or sell their piece of California with peace of mind.

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Yasmin Tobey

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Yasmin Tobey is a 30 year resident of the Coachella Valley with over 10 years of Real Estate experience, licensed since 2005. Yasmin started her career in 2001 working in Escrow at Old Republic. She is experienced in all aspects of real estate from foreclosures, short sales to commercial. In 2012 she explored a career in the Mortgage Industry. Yasmin Tobey is dedicated to her clients and believes in building relationships for life. Most of Yasmin’s clients are strictly referral base due to her positive attitude and expertise of the desert communities. Yasmin is also bilingual, fluent in Spanish. She currently resides in La Quinta with her husband and 11 year old son, Justin.

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Tayler Eide

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Client Services Coordinator