Maria Richards of Weichert, Realtors® – Preferred Earns Top Producer Award

— Evan Roeser

PALM DESERT, Calif. / June 1, 2023 – Maria Richards, co-owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Preferred in Palm Desert, has once again been recognized as a top-producing real estate agent by Palm Springs Life Magazine. Richards was named to the outlet’s 2023 list of Coachella Valley’s Top REALTORS®.

In addition to her multiple appearances on the Palm Springs Life Magazine Top REALTORS® list, Richards has also been featured as a Top Producer in REALTOR® Magazine. She prides herself on offering strong negotiating skills, attention to detail, and the ability to focus on her clients’ needs to ensure a memorable experience.

“I’m honored to be named to this prestigious list of top-producing Realtors,” said Richards. “I take pride in serving our wonderful Coachella Valley community and providing dedicated service to each of my clients.”

Richards and her husband, Robert Saunders, started their company in 2011 and have since built the brokerage into one of the area’s premier real estate agencies. The Weichert, Realtors® – Preferred team serves the Coachella Valley region and is passionate about their local community, having organized multiple food drives and volunteered with the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission.

To view the complete list of Coachella Valley’s Top REALTORS® for 2023, visit

Weichert, Realtors® – Preferred is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate. The office serves the Coachella Valley region of California.

For more information about Weichert, Realtors® – Preferred, located at 43-100 Cook Street, Suite 104 in Palm Desert, contact Robert Saunders at 760-469-4606 or visit

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About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.: Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is a top real estate franchisor established in 2001 by Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert Companies, which has been in operation since 1969. The company provides a clearly defined business model for operating, managing, and marketing a real estate brokerage, along with industry-leading technology, marketing tools, and coaching. Its first affiliate opened in 2002, and the franchise network has since grown to over 370 offices, serving markets in over 40 states. The company has been named one of the top traditional residential real estate franchises by Entrepreneur magazine for 19 straight years and identified by Franchise Business Review as a top franchise for owner satisfaction eight years in a row. For more information about Weichert, visit For more information about franchise opportunities, visit

 Each Weichert® franchised office is independently owned and operated.

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