About Deirdre Coit and Associates
Deirdre Coit- Team Leader
Deirdre 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.
Heather Greenwood- Buyers Specialist
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.
Yasmin Tobey- Buyers Specialist
Yasmin Tobey is a 30 year resident of the Coachella Valley with over 13 years of Real Estate experience. Yasmin started her career in 2001 working in Escrow at Old Republic Title Company. 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. Her finance background has given her an extensive supply of knowledge to better serve her clients.
In 2017 Yasmin earned the Chairman Diamond Circle Award for her contribution of selling over 30 million dollars in real estate transactions.
Yasmin Tobey is a dedicated realtor that believes in building relationships for life.Yasmin Tobey owes her Real Estate success to her referral business. Past clients are loyal to Yasmin due to her positive attitude and expertise of the desert communities. She continues to serve clients through out the Coachella Valley, welcoming all new business.
Contact Yasmin Tobey today whether you are buying or selling in the greater Palm Springs area. She looks forward to working with you!
Galina Tucker- Buyers Specialist
Galina Tucker is the epitome of integrity, kindness, compassion, positive energy, and is true to her word in every detail of your real estate transaction. She embraces each new client and new challenge with creativity and determination. She is passionate about the needs of her clients and takes the trust they place in her very seriously. Galina believes it is not only her duty to represent her clients to the best of her ability, but to educate them through every step of the process with valuable information including strategy, research, competitive analysis and market insight, so her clients can make the best decision possible. Galina grew up in Europe and moved to the United States in 2004 to pursue the American dream. She began her career in sales in 2006. Her background in business and finance provides a strong foundation to properly evaluate market conditions to determine the right course of action for buyers and sellers.
She is a devoted wife to her loving husband and mother to her two beautiful daughters Dorian and Taylor. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, fitness and cooking.
Give Galina a call whether you are buying or selling in the Coachella Valley!
Hector Ayala- Buyers Specialist
In 2011, Hector Ayala obtained his Bachelors Degree in Business Economics at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to landing in the desert, Hector was involved in International Business in Europe and North America for one of the Top 10 IT Technology companies in the US. His business experience ultimately lead him into the real estate industry. In the past three years of being licensed, Hector has sold millions of dollars in real estate transactions. He focuses on all aspects of real estate but specializes in new construction, relocation and building investors portfolios. In 2018 Hector Ayala was awarded one of the Top 10 agents in the Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices company.
Currently, Hector is working on a new luxury development project in Rancho Mirage, known as Bella Clancy, with his new business partner Deirdre Coit. Hector Ayala is happily married with two beautiful children, Noah and Sophia.
Contact Hector today whether you’re buying or selling real estate in the greater Palm Springs area.
Tayler Eide- Transaction Coordinator and Listing Manager
Tayler Eide is the Deirdre Coit and Associates Client Services Administrator and Transaction Coordinator. Tayler has experience building relationships with high end clientele while working for luxury companies such as Saks Fifth Avenue and The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company. She has over 10 years experience in the customer service industry, ultimately leading her to real estate. Tayler is extremely driven and detail orientated, providing the best care for her clients. Tayler currently manages day-to-day operations and administration for the Deirdre Coit and Associates team as well as being a licensed agent. Both of her parents are well known realtors in the Palm Springs and Orange County areas.
Samantha Gonsalves- Team Assistant Coordinator
unmatched weather, culture, and diversity. She recently worked for a physician as a front desk administrator for several years when she was approached about a career change. Samantha began her real estate career in 2018, as the client liaison and licensed realtor for the Deirdre Coit and Associates team. Samantha knew, with her vast knowledge and connections of the desert community she could create a successful career with Deirdre Coit and Associates. Samantha, is an enthusiastic member of the community. In her spare time, she enjoys working with others to share her experience, strength and hope. Samantha is an instructor at Pure Barre Palm Desert and assisted in opening the studio. She and her 13-year-old son Dylan, are both athletically active and enjoy hiking various locations in the Valley. Her caring nature, her energy, and her enthusiasm for her clients’ needs are a top priority when she is representing homeowners and future homeowners of the valley.