Barbara Merrill has been coming to the desert since the early 80’s for vacations & has always enjoyed the desert lifestyle, climate, & friendly people. In 2000 she bought her home in Indian Ridge Country Club as a weekend retreat, but soon discovered she loved the desert life so much she made it her full time residence & has totally embraced the desert community by serving on several charity organizations such as Gilda’s Club & Desert Cancer Foundation. She has also volunteered to work on numerous Indian Ridge committees/boards such as the architectural, landscape & communication committees, served as an HOA Board Director & was founder & Editor of "Ridge News,” an electronic newsletter for all 1068 Indian Ridge residents. Barbara earned her Master’s Degree from Cal Poly with credentials in both mathematics & administration. She began her early career as an algebra teacher, but never lost her passion for real estate. Over the years she has always bought, sold, remodeled, rented & managed her own properties for investment purposes. Barbara says, “I am a bit of a perfectionist, detail oriented, borderline workaholic, very service oriented and get tremendous pleasure out of helping people accomplish their goals. I like to call myself the Concierge Realtor of the Desert who promises to provide immediate feedback after all open houses or showings, be accessible 24-7, give continual market updates, offer complimentary staging, provide over the top service, & look forward to making life long friendships with my clients that last way after escrow closes." As Steve Jobs always said, “If you love what you do then you will be good at it,” and Barbara loves being a realtor. In 2018 she ranked #26 out of the top 200 agents in La Quinta, Palm Desert, Indian Wells & Rancho Mirage for highest dollar volume. In 2019 she ranked #14 out of the top 200 agents in all of Palm Desert for highest number of homes sold. For buying or selling I look forward to working with you!