Meet the Regency Residential Team
Tricia Solomon Eppelheimer
For over a decade, Tricia has remained one of the leading luxury real estate brokers for both buyers and sellers in the Coachella Valley. Tricia’s strong work ethic and extensive knowledge of the Coachella Valley has given her clients an unparalleled advantage in a highly competitive market.
Tricia’s roots in the Coachella Valley and the industry run deep. Her grandmother, Corinne, was a renowned interior designer and her father, Peter, and grandfather, Joe, partnered and founded Regency Homes, a prime Valley homebuilder and subdivision developer. The company is responsible for a number of high end custom homes throughout the Valley and various developments including Victoria Falls, Versailles, Parkview Villas and Regency Palms.
Tricia’s connection to Regency dates all the way back to middle school where she worked after school and during summer break. Ultimately, she earned a BA from San Diego State University and upon graduation, she returned home to work full time for her family. Over the years, her responsibilities have included design, production and sales which led her to understand all aspects of home construction and development, from land planning to sales and maintenance. Along the way, Tricia received her California Real Estate Brokers License and also holds a General Contractor (B) and Engineering Contractor (A) license.
As lead broker at Regency Residential, Tricia proudly upholds her family’s valued and trusted reputation with every client she partners with. Her approach to real estate is founded on getting to know and understand the needs and wishes of her clients.
“I get a great deal of satisfaction focusing my energy into helping people make the very best real estate decisions, whether they are buying or selling,” said Tricia. “I know that buying a home is often the single largest investment a person or family will make and I do not take that lightly.”
Tricia specializes in all aspects of real estate, from lot and land acquisition to commercial and residential sales. She currently lives in Palm Desert with her husband David and their 3 dogs. She sits on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert and serves as its Secretary-Treasurer, and is also active in the McCallum Theatre Muses and Patroness Circle and is a ten-year member of the Rancho Mirage Rotary Club.
Diane Lynn Kohnen
Real Estate Agent, Regency Residential
Diane Lynn Kohnen has been involved in the real estate world for the past six years. Finding her start working alongside Tricia, she was instantly drawn to how knowledgeable she was about real estate and valued her mentorship. Diane finds the process of facilitating homes sales exciting and is most passionate about working with the public and being available to her clients when they need her.
When it came to choosing a brokerage to hang her license with, “there was no better fit for me than Regency Residential,” says Diane. It was an easy decision to join forces with her close friend and trusted mentor and she is thrilled to be a part of the Regency team.
Before making the Desert her home, she lived on the east coast and worked in the family business. She was ten when she began working every summer break! This helped build a strong work ethic and taught her invaluable life lessons. One of the things she has constantly sought to achieve is personal growth. She strives to be a better version of herself every day and to never grow stagnant by improving her knowledge base no matter how long she’s been in real estate.
Diane embraces the fast-changing world by expanding her knowledge of technological changes and opportunities in the real estate market. Diane finds great joy in daily life and interacting with people. She has been a resident of the desert for 14 years and also enjoys hiking and trying out new coffee shops in her free time.
Real Estate Agent, Regency ResidentialAs a lifelong desert native, Nima has a deep connection and familiarity with the Coachella Valley and all of its hidden gems, including the countless options afforded to those looking to make their home here.
His experience in the industry is broad, having handled everything from negotiating small lease transactions to selling multi-million dollar estates.
Although Nima has worked for other real estate companies, his draw to Regency Residential was quite simply, the team. “I consider Tricia and Diane to be the ultimate dynamic duo. What sets them apart is the care and time they invest with every individual client, down to the most miniscule detail. I truly can’t see myself working anywhere else.”
Always up for a challenge, Nima thrives when clients are seeking a custom property with unique attributes that deviates from the standard. “In a cookie cutter world, I like to be the one to find the macaroon.”
In addition to his talents in the industry, Nima is fluent in Farsi and can speak a bit of Kurdish.
Real Estate Agent, Regency ResidentialBergen Carey has called the desert her home for nearly two decades, and real estate has been her calling for as long as she can remember. Whether buying or selling real estate for investment or personal use, Bergen has done it all and hasn’t looked back since she began her career.
During her time in the desert, she has gained a deep and personal understanding of the community that makes up the Valley.
“She connects with people and understands the importance of lifestyle from the vantage point of a working class family, to that of a more affluent resident looking for a home at Bighorn or The Reserve. She also knows how to properly value a home due to her personal home improvement and resale investments.”
Bergen is a mover and a shaker, and a mother to twin ten year-old boys. She loves to travel, work out and lead a very active lifestyle. She feels that “to give real service, you must deal in something that cannot be bought or sold. I have found sincerity and integrity being part of the Regency Residential team.”
Real Estate Agent, Regency ResidentialVickie Carey has been in real estate for several years, and is most passionate about by matching each of her clients with the property of their dreams. She is pleased to join Tricia Eppelheimer, and her own daughter, Bergen Carey, as part of the Regency Residential team.
Her career in the industry began in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she not only sold property, but she maintained several rental properties of her own. Previous to that, she ran a very successful direct mail company for 35 years which she still owns to this day.
Vickie has been a real estate agent in the state of California for two years, but has been a resident of the desert in Rancho La Quinta for fifteen years.
“Her time in the Valley has given her an intimate understanding of not only the residential opportunities for her clients, but also dining and shopping options which she is really in tune with.”
In her down time, Vickie loves to tango. She also enjoys golf, tennis and skiing, and is an avid traveler. Her favorite pastime is spending quality time with her twin grandsons.
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