DEBRA VOLLMER – REAL ESTATE BROKER & REALTOR (CalBRE #01457829)
Debra began her full-time real estate career as an independent Broker in 2004 specializing in gated communities, successfully representing Buyers & Sellers in the Palm Springs area, and is a valuable partner in the Carol & Jay Starr | Debra Vollmer Real Estate Team. Prior to her real estate career, Debra was a sales and marketing executive for over 26 years in the computer software & hardware industry. Debra’s strong marketing background enables her to "think out of the box" when it comes to marketing real estate; her strong sales background is a solid basis for being a smart negotiator. Her computer background is an asset as home Sellers are seeking the broadest real estate exposure through the internet and home Buyers desire quick responses to their inquiries. Debra’s computer experience began at the University of Minnesota working in the Electrical Engineering Department. Debra graduated With Distinction from the U of M (Minneapolis) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Debra & her husband have owned homes in the Desert since the late 80s and have been full-time residents since 2000. Debra knows the area, understands the desert market and is committed to making sure her clients’ interests are TOP priority.
CAROL STARR – REALTOR (CalBRE #01374741)
Carol began her real estate career in 2003 successfully representing Buyers & Sellers in the Greater Palm Springs Desert area, and is a valuable partner in the Carol & Jay Starr | Debra Vollmer Real Estate Team. Carol is the consummate networker – an important skill in real estate; relationships & friendships are very important to her. Prior to real estate, Carol worked in the fashion world – wholesale & retail – where she gained years of experience in the business world of manufacturing, merchandising, sales, management and customer service. Carol also was active in children’s causes – teaching in Special Ed & being active in children’s charities. Carol attended the University of Washington (School of Business), has held leadership positions on advisory boards, is a member of The Muses & Patroness Circle of The McCallum Theater, and continues to be involved in various social & networking groups. She has been coming to the Desert for over 35 years and has an in-depth knowledge & unique perspective of the different desert communities, country clubs and lifestyles. Carol and her husband/business partner have owned homes in the Desert since the late 90s and maintain a home in the Seattle area.
JAY STARR – REALTOR (CalBRE #01899063)
Jay began his real estate career in 2011 and is a valuable partner in the Carol & Jay Starr | Debra Vollmer Real Estate Team. Prior to real estate, Jay owned/operated an Electrical & Construction Company for 34 years with expertise in sales of electrical advertising & lighting. He has served on numerous trade boards in the State of Washington, was appointed to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Board (Licensing & Code Enforcement) by the Governor of Washington, held Electrical and General Contractors licenses in the late 70s, built & remodeled homes in the Pacific Northwest, and has done commercial building maintenance. He is also familiar with HOA Board management, currently serving on an HOA Board. On a personal note, Jay served in the US Navy, was a ski instructor for many years, is a golfer, and is a proud father & grandfather. Jay and his wife/business partner have owned homes in the Desert since the late 90s and maintain a home in the Seattle area. Jay knows the area, understands the desert market and is committed to making sure his clients’interests are TOP priority.