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About Judy and Nelson Horn

For Judy and Nelson Horn, there is nothing more important than family, friends, and helping others.

Pinch Me
Judy Horn was having breakfast beside her pool and cascading waterfall. She glanced through towering palm trees at the snow capped Little San Bernardino Mountains in the distance and announced to her husband, Nelson, “Pinch me, I can not believe we live where people come to vacation, we a so-o-o lucky!”. This announcement was prompted by the weather update describing the latest blizzard and ice conditions in the New England states and most of the mid-west. At 10 AM on this particular day in January the temperature was 72 degrees at the Horn’s Palm Desert, CA home.

The Family
Judy and Nelson attended the same high school and were college school sweethearts that lived in a small Massachusetts city. They married after college and had two childrenn daughter,Meredith (deceased), who was a local realtor and business partner, and a son, a practicing attorney, who resides with his wife and children in California.

Where Do You Come From
The Horn’s have had the pleasure of living and traveling throughout most of the United States as well as many trips to foreign countries. They were living in Laguna Niguel in the 80’s when they first visited, discovered, and vowed to eventually move to the desert. .Many corporate relocations latter, the opportunity to return to the desert finally materialized and they anxiously moved to Palm Desert in 2003. Here they live surround by their family and great friends.

Nelson
Nelson’s undergraduate college degree is in Mechanical Engineering. and a graduate MBA degree. For more than 30 years he was in sales to the utility industry in positions of ascending levels of responsibility. He was responsible for more than one billion dollars in sales for his companies. In doing so, he earned the reputation of being honest, customer orientated, and a hard-driving negotiator with attention to minuscule detail. He is an avid connoisseur of wine. While living in Virginia he discovered many fine wines that were locally produced. Exploring the wineries with close friends was a weekly activity. In California when not involved with clients and family he enjoys time on the golf course and visits to nearby wineries.

Judy
Judy’s undergraduate degrees are in Education and Computer Science and her graduate degree is in Educational Administration and Supervision. Early in her career she taught grades 2-12. She became well known as an innovator in the field of education and an educational technology expert, international grant recipient, textbook author, web developer and national conference presenter, She served as an administrator in several school districts and was a member of the Virginia Department of Education’s elite Governor’s Best Practice Center. While at the GBPC she was one of 7 technology specialists that set the bar for technology and education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She served as a liaison between the robust technology companies in Virginia and the State in efforts that established partnerships to help improve education. The backdrop for the period described was marked by the controversial introduction of state education standards and the No Child Left Behind Act. Promoting and supporting the Virginia school districts during the requisite adoption periods was an ultimate job of salesmanship entrusted to Judy and her team. She was also privileged to serve in an advisory capacity to the VA attorney general. Judy’s contribution to the education community continues tow was her widely known and respected website, http://www.middleschool.net/,. More that a million visitors from around the world visit Middleschool.Net yearly while Judy administered it. She has since sold it.
Real Estate Industry Leaders
In spite of their busy real estate practice the Horn's have taken an active role in mentoring and using their skills to promote professionalism in the real estate industry by taking an active role in the California Association of Realtors (CAR) and the California Desert Association of Realtors (CDAR).
 
Judy is past president of CDAR,(3,000+members), multiple year membership in the CDAR Board of Directors, CDAR committee chair and multiple year director of the CAR association.
 
Nelson has been an active multiple year member of CDAR's Government Affairs Committee for which the association has been very appreciative.
 

A Tradition of Trust, Service and Core Values
Nelson and Judy decided to team up as business partners. The characteristics that made them successful in their earlier, respective careers enable them to work hand-in-hand providing their real estate clients with outstanding service with superior results. With their highly-developed technology skills they are able to harness and distill real estate data to guide their clients in making the right and most profitable decisions. They have a talent matching buyers and sellers. Their company, Tarbell Realtors, has recognized them as "Champions". Their images have appeared on company billboards. They were selected to be one of Tarbell's small, select group of "e-Agents" and are members of the elite Tarbell Mastermind Group. Not surprisingly they are not considered by their clients to be just agents; they have earned the coveted reputation of being “trusted advisors”.

Use Other People's Money
Ask the couple what they do for a living and will hear them say “We assist our clients in utilizing other people’s money to acquire and sell dreams, appreciating assets, on which profits can be 100% tax free, is that something you’d be interested in hearing more about?” If the answer is yes, and you want to buy, sell or invest in real property you should call Judy and Nelson. They can provide you with complete package of real estate services that will make your transaction virtually stress-free. If you are relocating to another area let them assist you in finding that special realtor you deserve and can trust. If you are wishing to rent or lease a desert home, let Judy and Nelson Horn help you. Whatever you needs: You will not become satisfied clients of the Horn’s; but raving fans!

TESTAMONIALS

Aristotle
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

……..We would not be living in this resort-community if it were not for Judy and Nelson. They took the time to listen to what we wanted and found us the PERFECT home. We spend our time golfing and experiencing all that nature has to offer. In addition, we have become neighbors and close friends of the Horns……
Kathy and Bernie

........As soon as I spoke with Judy and after speaking with you over the phone. I knew we had found professionals willing to provide personal service and just a "Deal".
Althea and Roger

........It is very rare in this day and age when you meet such experienced, knowledge (able) and caring business people...We don't think our house would have sold within 61 days at 98% of our listing price without all of your efforts and marketing expertise.
Frances and Richard

........Positive-Honest, hardworking. We enjoyed the experience. Very pleasant to work with.
Dianna and Alan

........Your expertise helped me choose a great location and you were the reason (it) came in at a great price.
Paula

........One of them was always available, i.e. They worked as a team, both able to respond. (The Horns could) Teach some other agents how to show respect for clients.
Doreen and Duke

……When we want to invest in property in the desert we look to Judy and Nelson Horn. They function much like real estate counselors. We trust their opinions. They are professional and treat us like valued clients. Work with them, you will not be sorry…...
Elisabeth and Michael

……Judy and Nelson Horn were able to help us acquire an out-of-state second home. We could not be more pleased with their service and professionalism. We highly recommend them to anyone in need of real estate professional services……
Joan and Steve