David Boersma

Sales Associate



David Boersma decided to enter the real estate profession as a second career after spending over 30 years in law enforcement in the San Francisco Bay Area. While he ultimately rose up through the ranks to 2nd in command, he worked every major assignment, including Patrol, SWAT, Hostage Negotiations, Detectives, and Traffic. During his time as a police officer, David Boersma was very effective at creating relationships with people and carries that trait with him into the real estate business.
David Boersma relocated to Indian Wells in 2013 and couldn't be happier with that decision. From Palm Springs to Indian Wells, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and beyond, the Coachella Valley is truly a one-of-a-kind paradise in the desert. With an average of 350 days of sunshine annually, locals can participate in outdoor activities virtually year-round.

Whether you're selling your current home, considering purchasing a vacation home, or becoming a full-time resident, as a local area expert, David Boersma can help you with your real estate needs. Come for the golf, tennis, hiking, restaurants, or culture... stay for the lifestyle! When you're ready to make the move, let David Boersma be YOUR negotiator and help you find your perfect home in our desert paradise.

Business Details

Year Established

Service Areas

Palm Springs
La Quinta
Palm Desert
Indian Wells

Additional Resources

Featured Listings

49474 Jordan Street

Indio, CA, United States

$1,575,000 USD

4 4
78143 Avenue 41

Bermuda Dunes, CA, United States

$5,000 USD

4 3
31110 Calle Agate

Cathedral City, CA, United States

$650,000 USD

3 3
49357 Colorado Street

Indio, CA, United States

$1,535,000 USD

4 4
21 Via Bella

Rancho Mirage, CA, United States

$9,000 USD

3 2
209 Kavenish Drive

Rancho Mirage, CA, United States

$625,000 USD

3 3


"David is a great realtor. He is a great communicator and very knowledgeable. He was always available either via text, email, or phone. He was laid back and not pushy at all. Highly recommend."

Heath Johnson

I found Mr. Boersma to be a pleasure to work with, and a professional through the entire process. I had a difficult parcel in Twentynine Palms to sell. I contacted 10 realtors and Mr. Boersma was the only realtor that followed through and responded. He placed the property on the market. It was a difficult parcel to sell. The listing expired and I did not renew. He received interest after the listing had expired. He contacted me and he was able to close the deal with both parties getting what they needed. I appreciate Mr. Boersma for his professionalism and "get it done" attitude. Thank you Mr. Boersma

Laurie Stanton

I hold Dave Boersma in very high regard. I started working with Dave 2 years ago when we toured a bunch of homes for sale in several Coachella Valley communities. I was “getting my feet wet” and not sure what type of home I wanted or in which type of community I wanted to live. Dave was patient thought out the process. More recently, I was ready to “bust a move” and finally commit to buying a place in Palm Desert. We probably looked at 20 homes as Dave continued to educate me regarding important nuances like (i) HOA/golf course community comparisons, (ii) which direction the leisure faces, (iii) cart path proximity, (iv) wind issues, (v) condo interest vs. PUD interest vs. land lease, (vi) remodeling options, etc. At no point did Dave put even the slightest amount pressure on me to buy and this was greatly appreciated. It took us a few months to find the right property (due to my pickiness, not Dave’s fortitude), which I closed in less than 30 days due largely to Dave’s help and pat

Bob Gerace

David was great to work with! We had a complicated situation with selling a property more than 300 miles from home. He was very accommodating in making the transaction from a distance appear easy. He was very responsive whenever we had a question or needed anything. He brought in a buyer quickly and sold our property within a week of listing. We highly recommend David. He is professional, knowledgeable, and a nice guy to work with!

Celesia Ventura

My wife Dora and I talked about selling our home in the Palm Springs area for the last several years. It had been a long time since we sold a home and needed guidance on where to make our improvements. We turned to David Boersma of Desert Sotheby’s for advice on getting the best return on our home improvement investment. Throughout the process, David was there for us as our agent and as our guide on what to expect in the sale of our home. He and his team presented our home in the best possible way. The online listing with its elaborate photo display and description were excellent depictions, highlighting the best features of our home. David insured the showings to potential buyers were not invasive or inconvenient, and he provided us with plenty of advanced notice. We felt David’s marketing plan proved to be effective when we received two offers on only the second day of the listing. He negotiated and accepted an offer for over the asking price. He guided us through the end

Marc & Dora Melanson

The experience of working with David was amazing. From the first moment he was on top of everything. He quickly understood what we were looking for and helped guide us through the entire process beginning to end. While he showed us what we asked for he also helped us expand our approach. He was organized, thoughtful and operated with true integrity. Being from out of state, he also helped us understand the neighborhoods until we found the one that was right for us. We love our new home and have David to thank for all the hard work

Robert Hale

Our experience with David could not have been better! He is knowledgeable about the market and performed his job with the utmost professionalism, yet he was very personable as well. He was very patient throughout our search and we never felt pressured. David always had our best interest in mind. At the end of our journey, we found the perfect house and neighborhood thanks to him. We couldn't be happier! We would highly recommend David to anyone looking to purchase their perfect dream home

John and Debbie Miller

David was always available. This was one of the most important aspects to my husband and I, as we are both very busy during the season. We did not intend to put our house on the market until David showed us a house that we fell in love with. He provided us with helpful tips and even hands on assistance in prepping the house to list quickly. Although the initial house we fell in love with was no longer available, by the time we listed ours, he continued to search the coveted neighborhood and found us a house more suitable and perfect for our family. Because of David's advice during preparation to show/list our house, we had an offer during the first week. This made it possible for us to make an offer on our new home. Working tirelessly with a difficult agent on the other side, David stood his ground and was able make sure we were the priority. The transition from a home we loved to a home we love even more was only possible due to David’s professionalism. Thank you David!

Brenna Delay

You will be satisfied. A great guy that loves our valley. He genuinely wants to share what we all enjoy. Come see for yourself, he is the best.

Bob Berriman

We absolutely recommend David as a Real Estate Professional. Having bought and sold residential and commercial properties in various U.S. and European locations, we are extremely pleased with David's preparedness, professional demeanor and positive approach to the task. He quickly understood our needs and vision, dialed it in to potential properties on the market, and facilitated a fast and smooth conclusion. At the right time in the right place he created an opportunity for us, and we now have a wonderful property in Rancho Mirage. David is undoubtedly our most preferred Realtor in 25 years of real estate dealings.

Doug and Sonia Poole

David was the listing agent on a home we bought in Indian Wells. He really did so much for the seller to make the home more appealing. When we wanted to see the home again, he was always available to be there for us. I would definitely recommend and use David as my realtor next time.

Susie Jones

David was very professional who paid close attention to detail throughout our buying experience. We really appreciated the detail that was put into the brochure David created. I highly recommend David as realtor!

Werner Marksfeld

Jeanette and I had the absolute best experience when hiring DAVID BOERSMA as our real estate agent. In our 18 years in the CV buying and selling three residences, the least stress was using DAVID BOERSMA. Professional, knowledgeable, good communicator. Sold our Indian Springs home above list price within a week! What can we say...DAVID BOERSMA is the best realtor!

Jim and Jeanette Berry

I highly recommend David Boersma for all your real estate needs. He is professional, patient, and gets the job done!

Aaron Wilkinson

David is very responsive, honest, knowledgeable, hard-working and friendly. What else could you ask for in a realtor? He's the best!

Cheri Maki

David found us the perfect house on very short notice. We contacted him on a Tuesday and gave him our (strict) parameters. We drove to Palm Springs to view possibilities on Saturday and Sunday. Witching two viewings, David understood our personalities and dialed in the search. He found us a hidden gem that weekend and we were under contract within a week. David is very personable and has a great knowledge of the area. Call this guy! You won’t be disappointed!

John Piotrowski

David Boersma! Great realtor! He made our experience so seamless and easy. Very professional and yet with a nice hometown touch, we are so glad to have had his expert help. My husband and I are now proud full-timers in a gorgeous home in La Quinta - thank you David, you rock!

Janis Liebhart

I recently had the pleasure of selling my house with the help of David Boersma. It was the first time I had ever sold a house, and thank goodness I had such a knowledgable, conscientious realtor. He made himself available to us at all times, and with his expertise, the transaction was successfully completed (quickly and efficiently) without a hitch. David is a man of integrity, and I am happy to recommend him as an excellent realtor

Sheila Rath

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