ABOUT US Judy & Nelson


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Judy Horn and Nelson Horn wish to highlight their professional achievements in the hopes you agree they are not "run-of-the mill" Realtors and call them when it comes time for you to make decisions regarding your most valued transaction, your home.  760-285-5097.

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

Learn a bit about Judy Horn and Nelson Horn Palm Springs Area Expert Realtors. Judy and Nelson Horn expertly service clients n Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indio and Indian Wells in the buying, selling and leasing of houses.

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 sweethearts that lived in a small Massachusetts city. They married after college and had two children, a daughter, a local realtor and business partner, now deceased. A son, a practicing attorney, who resides with his family in CA. They are also mom and dad to ferrel cat named Missy who eased the pain of the passing of Jezzabelle, Creole, Bacchus and Kodak (3 labs and a golden).

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 move to the desert finally materialized and they anxiously moved to Palm Desert in 2003. Here they live surround by their family and friends
Nelson Horn
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 as well as yearly trips to Napa.

Judy Horn

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.Yet again, Judy’s contribution to the education community was the development of an award winning and highly  respected website she has since sold. More that a million visitors from around the world visited this site yearly (we are talking at least 15 years ago, no idea how many today that would translate to)
A great honor bestowed
The California Desert Association of Realtors, CDAR, is a 3,500 member professional association for Coachella Valley Realtors. Four former presidents approached Judy to run for office of the association president. These former presidents knew the association needed a strong, qualified person who would be able to handle multiple challenges and put the association back on track. Judy won the election and told the presidents that they had vastly understated the issues. At one point Judy was not just president but CEO and Director of Operations. At the end of her term Judy was able to turn over a financially and operational sound association over to the incoming president. Judy continues with service to other realtors as a director to California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. 

JUDY AND NELSON HORN 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 home you deserve and can trust. If you are wishing to buy, sell, invest 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!




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