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Paul Linger and Jim Caldwell are considered by clients and peers alike to be leading experts for the Greater Palm Springs area. They are both full-time residents and experience the market on a daily basis, giving them keen insight across the valley’s array of cities and communities all of the way down to the neighborhood-specific level. This unparalleled knowledge truly sets them apart from the competition - having closed over $165 million in sales since 2018.

Always focused directly on their clients, Paul and Jim recognize that every customer is different and has unique real estate goals. By truly listening and understanding their clients’ needs, they are able to create positive and successful experiences, whether a client is seeking a year-round residence, vacation home or investment property.

Paul and Jim believe that a high level of communication leads to a high level of success, not to mention very happy clients. They pride themselves on tailoring communication to each individual client's personal preference, ensuring that everyone is always up to date on the latest information and actions.

Buying and selling property in California can be complicated, which is why Paul and Jim guide every client through each step of the process with personalized concierge-caliber service in order to successfully cross the finish line.

The Caldwell & Linger Group were named by Palm Springs Life as a 'Top Real Estate Team' for 2022 and 2023.

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Meet Paul Linger

Paul Linger’s passion for residential real estate was sparked at an early age. When he was younger, he enjoyed riding with his parents as they drove around town on the weekends looking at different homes and neighborhoods. Paul instinctively admired the variety of architectural styles, he learned about the construction phases of new homes, and grew to greatly appreciate the value of genuine curb appeal.

As an adult living In Seattle, Paul’s desire to directly help the lives of others in his community led him to a career in healthcare, serving as a Strategic Project Manager for one of Washington State's largest employers; a non-profit healthcare consortium, Group Health Cooperative, now owned by Kaiser Permanente.

While advancing his skills for managing complex, fast-moving projects during his day job, Paul’s fondness for real estate continued to grow as he owned, improved and sold multiple properties in the Pacific Northwest. Paul and his husband eventually went on to design and build custom homes with their own two hands.

Today in Palm Springs, Paul has come full circle with a career that is still dedicated to helping others—only now he helps buyers find the home that ideally matches their lifestyle and sellers achieve their highest return. He has closed more than $75 million in residential sales since 2017 throughout the greater Palm Springs area. Paul’s rapidly expanding clientele not only relies on him to meet their real estate needs, they often refer others who will appreciate his knowledge, experience and personalized service.

Meet Jim Caldwell

Driven by a deep understanding that buying or selling a home is a life-changing experience and not merely a simple business transaction, Jim Caldwell is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of his clients throughout the Greater Palm Springs area. He works relentlessly on their behalf to help them achieve and often surpass their real estate goals, drawing upon his broad knowledge of the market and process.

Jim has become a sought-after source for real estate services in the Coachella Valley since moving here in 2017 by representing sellers and buyers with their residential and income properties, whether they are seeking a year-round home, a seasonal escape or an investment. Professional, results-driven and always friendly, he provides full-service assistance and unparalleled guidance throughout each step of every transaction.

Before following his heart to Palm Springs with his husband and their rescue dog, Blondie, Jim enjoyed life along the East Coast, growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina and living in Boston and Atlanta at various times. He graduated from the University of North Carolina and has enjoyed a career in real estate that spans more than 30 years. Commercial real estate, specifically managing portfolios and immense transactions for large corporations on a global scale, was his speciality until he moved to the desert and discovered the rewards of helping others with residential properties.

Jim has fully embraced the enviable desert lifestyle, spending as much of his free time as possible enjoying the beauty of each season, hiking the area’s miles of trails, and exploring Palm Springs and the valley during memorable adventures with his family.

Meet George Klenkar

Real estate agent George Klenkar knows that the best way to provide personalized customer care is to let his clients know that they are understood and appreciated as unique individuals. Moving from Ohio to New York and then to California, one of George’s greatest life lessons was learning the value of adapting his approach as needed to successfully assist clients with a wide variety of needs while forging strong relationships along the way.

After graduating from New York City’s prestigious Columbia College, George quickly found his niche in luxury retail. He built a rewarding 27-year career at the famed Cartier jewelry house, where varying positions and projects took him all across the United States, Europe and Asia. His business travels gave him endless opportunities to provide service tailored to clients and colleagues from a wide array of backgrounds.

When George discovered Palm Springs and experienced the incredible beauty of the desert, he soon realized that he could translate his skills of service to the realm of real estate. He thrives on helping people feel understood when dealing with something as personal and important as buying or selling a home, and he finds the connections he makes to be deeply fulfilling. The enthusiastic feedback that he consistently receives from his clients validates his efforts and motivates him to continue to serve at the highest, most personalized level possible. 

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I had a fantastic experience working with Paul Linger in 2019 and again in 2023, in buying and then selling my very first property in Palm Springs, CA. Paul is thoug...
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Paul was amazing. Super easy to work with, very professional, very responsive, great local knowledge, feedback from everyone who dealt with Paul (other agents, buyer...
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