Satisfied Real Estate Buyers Tell the Story

Tim McTavish was my real estate agent while I was selling my home. His thorough knowledge of the industry and his pleasant outlook put me at ease. I felt comfortable when dealing with him and trusted him to answer my questions honestly. I highly recommend Tim to help you sell or buy your home.


We kind of happened upon Tim through a friend. His assistance to us, throughout the purchase of our home, was rather seamless. There were no hurtles too high and he surprisingly knew a great deal about our niche community of Idyllwild. He was able to navigate challenges and react in a way that made the buying process as pleasurable as can be.

Amy Muhr

We sold our home in Idyllwild With Tim and he was great. It was drama free and stress free. All of the details were handled exceptionally.

Erin Benach

It was a pleasure working with Tim and his team from Desert Sotherby's International Realty on the sale of my home. He was very responsive to questions and requests. Loved the video and photos that they arranged which marketed my house and positioned it well for a sale.

Working with a reputable realtor that has a strong domestic and international market presence, such as Sotherby's, is important.

Peter Clarebrough

Tim sold our vacation home in Idyllwild in short order in a tuff market. His help was much appreciated! Highly recommended!

joe duenes

Tim McTavish did an AMAZING job for me. I have purchased and sold properties for 41 years now, Tim is by far the BEST agent that I ever had represent me!

Phil Sklar

“When comparing real estate brokerages and sales associates, it can be easy to assume that all of us are the same. The truth is, we’re different - very different. This small excerpt from Desert Sotheby’s International Realty advertising card says it all. Tim McTavish is different, he is exceptional! And we know because we’ve tried to get our house sold with two different agents before Tim and could see right away the difference of getting good real estate agent it makes. In fact, we watched Tim working on selling our neighbor’s house and decided right then that as soon as our contract is over we are going to list the house with Tim. It is not easy to put your house back on the market after changing agents twice and having no results. Tim gave us hope and confidence to list our house again and from the start to finish provided help, guidance and support throughout the whole process. No wonder he is a top producing agent in the area. He is an agent with strong work ethics, he listens and understands the client's needs and his expertise combined with hard work is what’s making him a top agent in the area. I would highly recommend Tim for your real estate needs, he is the best!

Tim McTavish, Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us! We are forever grateful. Ed and Krystyna Morgan

Krystyna Morgan

We have worked on two transactions with Tim, a purchase for our second vacation home in beautiful Idyllwild.

And second was the sale of our son’s vacation home. He sold the home in a very difficult market.

I would highly recommend working with Tim.

He is knowledgeable, professional and very pleasant to work with.

Elizabeth Duenes

Tim worked with us very well on finding a condo for an investment he showed us a few and had patience with us until we found the one that we really like he helped us all the way through the process and he continues to help us I highly recommend Tim for a realtor

Wayne Briscoe

From the initial search to closing the deal, our real estate agent Tim went above and beyond. His genuine enthusiasm for helping us find the perfect mountain home was a breath of fresh air, and he made us feel like more than just clients. He took the time to understand our preferences, ensuring he showed us the right property that would be a perfect match. His expertise and attention to detail made the entire process stress-free, and we couldn't be happier with the result. If you're looking for a home with someone who combines professionalism with a personal touch, he's the one to go to!

Indara Arellano

I am writing to highly recommend Team Tim McTavish as the premier real estate agency in Idyllwild. Having personally worked with Tim and his team on over 100 transactions, I can confidently say that they provide an unparalleled level of service that is truly the white glove experience in the real estate industry. What sets Team Tim McTavish apart is their proactive approach and exceptional attention to detail. Tim has an incredible ability to anticipate and address any potential challenges or obstacles that may arise during the buying or selling process. His systematic approach ensures that no opportunities are missed and that clients receive a seamless and stress-free experience.

Beyond his professional expertise, Tim's likable personality and genuine care for his clients make him a standout among real estate agents. He effortlessly builds strong relationships and becomes a trusted friend to everyone he works with. I have yet to meet someone who doesn't love him and the personalized attention he provides.

Team McTavish boasts the most experienced team on the mountain, making them the top choice for anyone looking to buy or sell in Idyllwild , Palm Springs, or Rancho Mirage. Their extensive knowledge and expertise in these areas ensure that clients receive the best possible results and outcomes.

In conclusion, if you are seeking a real estate agent who offers top-notch service, unmatched professionalism, and a track record of success, look no further than Tim McTavish and Team Tim McTavish. Their commitment to excellence and dedication to their clients is second to none.

I wholeheartedly endorse Team Tim McTavish and believe that partnering with them will yield outstanding results for anyone involved in the real estate market. Should you have any further questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Sincerely, Shana Toohey/ Bailey Chicago Title

Shana Toohey

With Tim as our agent, the sale of our house was totally painless. He found a buyer for us quickly and took care of all details, so the sale was completed without a hitch. He was easily accessible and answered our questions promptly. We highly recommend Tim to anyone looking for a professional yet personable agent who really knows his stuff. It was a pleasure to work with him!

Sold a Vacant Land home in 2020
Idyllwild, CA.

Tim was referred to me by a friend who is actually also a realtor but felt she didn't have the expertise to properly serve me in the area I was looking to purchase a home but knew that Tim did. I spoke with him for the first time on a Sunday and by that Thursday (4 days later) he had found me the perfect property! It was a very unique home and after only one conversation between us he was confident it was the right fit for me and he was correct in thinking so. The entire transaction couldn't have gone more smoothly due to Tim's total professionalism. In particular, his communication and responsiveness by phone, text and email was excellent. I would enthusiastically recommend Tim if you are looking for a realtor that can provide you with a hassle-free real estate transaction. I would use him as my realtor in the future.

Bought a Vacant Land home in 2020
Idyllwild, CA.

Tim knows the local Idyllwild market very well and understood what we were looking for. We did not have spend too long to find the perfect home. Our offer was quickly accepted. It was mid-December and we wanted an aggressive timeline to move in before Christmas. Tim worked quickly and managed to help us close escrow on Christmas-eve! I would highly recommend Tim for his five-star service from start to finish.

Bought a home in 2020
Idyllwild-Pine Cove, Idyllwild, CA 92549.

Extremely professional, knowledgeable and thorough. Very accommodating and accessible. Overall outstanding experience. We highly recommend Tim for all your real estate needs.

Sold a Single Family home in 2020
Idyllwild, CA.

We are working with Tim since more than 9 years buying and selling our properties because we know we can always count on him. We appreciate Tim for his knowledge, experience, trustworthiness, integrity, and reliability. In our latest transaction Tim was highly efficient as always and helped us close within weeks. We are looking forward to teaming up with Tim again!

Bought a Condo home in 2020
Riverside, CA.