OUR TEAM

You have found the first and only site exclusively dedicated to serving buyers and sellers of both Sun City communities in the Coachella Valley. Here you will find valuable information on Sun City Palm Desert and Sun City Shadow Hills, a customized property search and an introduction to the leaders in Sun City real estate, Bob Horne and Michael Horne.

#1 Most Homes Sold in Sun City Palm Desert since 2002

#1 Team Ranking for Coldwell Banker Desert Region

#2 Team Ranking for Coldwell Banker Orange County & Desert Region

Bob Horne

Broker Associate

Bob began his real estate career shortly after moving to Sun City in 1998. The growth and success of his real estate business can be attributed to skills and values he brought from his 30+ year career in retail management. After graduating from  New York University with a BS in Business Administration and a stint in the national guard, Bob began his career in retail management with Federated, then climbed the ranks to Vice President with May Company and prior to his retirement as Merchandising Vice President with Harris' here in Southern California.  The skills needed for his successful retail career translated well to real estate.  Negotiating, merchandising, advertising and a commitment to customer service have proven invaluable. Bob has been a licensed broker since 2003. (CA DRE LIC #01258187)

Michael Horne

Realtor

Michael has been selling real estate in the Coachella Valley since 2005. Like his father, Michael places the highest value on customer service and integrity. Prior to his career in real estate, Michael was Vice President of Sales and Customer Service of Monster.com's college site Monstertrak.com. Prior to Monster, Michael held marketing and account service positions with Autoweb.com and Austin Knight Advertising. Michael holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.  (CA DRE LIC #01701660)

Clara Horne

Realtor, Escrow Coordinator

Coming soon

Erinn Frisbie

Realtor, Listing Manager/Office Manager

Coming from a Real Estate family Erinn joined the Horne Team in 2008. Erinn began working around Real Estate at a young age learning the ins and outs of transaction management. She obtained her Real Estate license and decided to follow in the family footsteps. In early 2011, she obtained her Certified Distressed Property Expert certification and has been designated our teams short sale expert. She is also the office manager and listing coordinator. Erinn has lived in the desert most of her life and attended both Palm Desert High school and College of the Desert. (CA DRE LIC # 01857260)

Dennis Jacobs

Realtor, Sales & Leases

Dennis has completed several hundred transactions throughout the valley in the past decade. As a valued member of "The Horne Team" for the past 3 and 1/2 years he has honed his expertise in Sun City Palm Desert as well as Sun City Shadow Hills. His experience and knowledge of the rental and leasing market in both Sun Cities is unparalleled. He regularly represents between 80 and 100 listing and renters per year. His 100% success rate is achieved year in and year out. Customer service is his credo and it shows with his long list of satisfied clients who provide him with countless referrals. (CA DRE LIC #01322972)

Jane Kovick

Realtor

With a background in computer systems design, a degree in math and hobby interests in art and landscape architecture, Jane is thorough in research and transaction details while appreciating the esthetics vital to a home.  Years of selling real estate in numerous communities in the desert provide a base of knowledge to share with those who are considering a new chapter in their lives with a home here.  She believes candor and stellar customer service are paramount in a partnership with a client for a smooth experience and a successful result.  (CA DRE LIC #01437804)

Mike Ostrom

Realtor

Mike joined the Horne Team in January 2015 after being associated with Windermere Real Estate.  A Washington native, Mike graduated from the University of Washington and Northwestern University Dental School.  He retired from dentistry on a disability and began his real estate career in Sun Valley, Idaho in 1998. He and his wife Cindy moved to Sun City in 2008 and were initially snowbirds until the Desert captured their hearts.  In 2012 they sold their Whidbey Island home and moved permanently to Sun City.  Mike moved to the Horne Team because they do a wonderful service representing their clients and they focus mainly on sales in Sun City.  Mike works primarily as a buyer’s agent, finding the perfect home (size and floorplan), in the ideal location for the best value. (CA DRE LIC #01863093)

Rick Halla

Realtor, Sun City Shadow Hills Speciaist

Rick brings with him more than 33 years of experience in real estate. Prior to joining the Horne Team, Rick was affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in South Laguna, CA. where he had been a full time agent and assistant manager since 1986. He was two time Realtor Of The Year, and past president of the Laguna Board of REALTORS®. Rick served five years as a State Director of the California Association of REALTORS®, and a founding director of the Orange County Association of REALTORS®. He is also a graduate of The REALTORS® Institute (GRI). He is specializing in the Sun City Shadow Hills area as that is where he and his wife reside. Raised in Laguna Beach, Calif., Rick and his family moved to the desert area in 2014. His daughter, her husband and grandson also live in Indio. He also has two stepchildren, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He enjoys playing Bocce ball, golf and jet skiing. (CA DRE LIC #00831646)

Norman Hanover

Realtor

Norm, a resident of Sun City Palm Desert, is a real estate broker-associate and an attorney with over 55 years in the practice of law.  He and his wife Lulu have lived on the desert full time for over 22 years, and is well versed as to the values to be found at Sun City Palm Desert.  He is a member of several clubs, plays golf with the Sun City Niners, putts with the couples putters, helps deliver the News and Views, the monthly magazine published for the benefits of the residents,  to District 11, and is generally considered a "walking chamber of commerce" extolling the virtues of Sun City.  (CA DRE LIC #01920273)

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

"We certainly would use the Horne's over and over again.  They were most knowledgeable of all the facets of Sun City and assisting in getting things done correctly and timely.  Their advice to my wife and me was most welcomed and the confidence of knowing that our condo would definitely sell and for the right price.  They were most attentive in every way ... there was no question they could not answer and no deed they would not fulfill"

Harlene and Fred Leeds

" After being unsuccessful with my original agent I called the Horne Team.  It was the best decision I could have made.  I was given good advice as to how the house should "show" and was amazed when my house went back on the market and sold the first week it was listed. You are professionals and definitely know how to sell a house!"

Judie Burlingame

"Michael, there aren't enough words in my vocabulary to express our gratitude for your help in selling our home. Our circumstances were dire.. and you knew it! You let us make all the decisions concerning pricing.. yet not so low as to give the house away.  You were always profession...yet emotionally understanding when my husband suffered a heart attack and I needed so much help from you!!  You took care of all the details  which never would have been completed if left up to me. Now I can sleep at night without the worry of an extra home we no longer needed thanks to you and your staff.  Wishing you all the success you deserve!!!"

Judy and Jack Levine