About Us

    • Julianne

      Julianne Bruley
      Real Estate Broker,
      GRI & EPro Certified

      T: (760) 792-2090
      E: inspire.julie@gmail.com

      Born and raised in central Wisconsin, Julianne visited Joshua Tree National Park in 2000 and fell in love with the area. After buying and selling property in Wisconsin , she bought her first home in 2001 and never looked back.

      Being able to be outdoors for the majority of the year, was the major attraction for moving to this area.

      “We are within 2 hours of everything you could hope to do; surf at the beach, ski at Big Bear, see concerts, plays, or shop in LA, (our local shows are absolutely fabulous too), Disney, have lunch in downtown Palm Springs, ride a tram, go birding at the salton sea, and of course, hike and climb in the National Park. Yucca Valley and the surrounding Morongo Basin have a small town feel and an ease that other areas in southern California may have outgrown. It is this ease that makes me proud of being a business owner in Yucca Valley.”

    • Merl Abel

      Merl Abel, Real Estate Agent & GRI Certified

      T: (760) 835-8060
      E: merlabel@gmail.com

      Merl Abel has lived in the Morongo Basin since 1990. His enthusiasm is unmatched and he will provide that energy and much more to your real estate needs.

      Merl bought his first home at the age of nineteen and has continued to gain valuable experience along the way. His patience and kindness in dealing with people really set him apart from your average agent. His backgrounds include owning and managing rental properties, and working in the finance business. And he is currently a High School teacher and is on Town Council!

      He finds the Morongo Basin an ideal place to either raise a family or enjoy a quiet retirement. According to Merl, "I especially enjoy working with "first time" home buyers, military families, probate sales, and those looking for a home not just a house."

      If you put Merl up to it, he will do his utmost to find you the perfect home for you. Please call him for an appointment, whether you want to rent, list or sell your property or if you just want to find out what the local market is doing, you will not be sorry you did.

    • Karen Lowe, Real Estate Agent

      T: (760) 333-5197
      E: thebarnhouse@msn.com

      A California native, Karen has been a resident of our beautiful desert since 1982. She is an avid hiker, dog owner and equestrian. The Morongo Basin seemed the ideal place to purchase a home and enjoy nature. Karen obtained her real estate license in 2005 after many years in the construction industry.

      Karen volunteers for the Morongo Valley Chamber of Commerce and has been a long-time member of the San Bernandino County Sheriff's Search and Rescue unit. She loves the Morongo Basin; with its small-town atmosphere, friendly people, spectacular night skies and lovely flora and fauna. Karen genuinely likes people and very much enjoys working with the public.

      In May 2017, karen became the broker for Inspire Property Management as well as providing real estate sale services. She works with both buyers and sellers. Concer for her client's needs is her #1 priority.

    • Dori Abel

      Dori Abel
      Real Estate Agent

      T: (760) 219-6129
      E: mdabel@hotmail.com

      Dori Abel is a native California girl who grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley, north of Los Angeles. As a young adult she and her husband Merl, lived in Orange County where they started to raise their family. Making the move to Yucca Valley, 24 years ago, was a life changing adventure and she never looked back. Dori loves people, and has a nitch for conversation and loves the beauty of the outdoors. While raising her family in Yucca Valley, Dori and her husband Merl started Joshua Springs Christian School where she and her husband both were involved in coaching, teaching, Administration and church activities. She earned a Master's Degree in Educational Counseling, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Bible Studies.

      Dori has a love for people. Now that she is in the real estate business, she especially loves to show young couples around the area who are looking for their first home, some of them being former students!! The satisfaction of a job well done, is when she knows that she has helped someone find that special home to start their own family. Even though she is in the real estate business, her love of education hasn't stopped her from learning and teaching others in the world of real estate. Now she gets the chance to play tour guide and show others the beauty of our area!! The fresh air and desert skies are something that never grows old. The beauty of God's creation and the precious people that she has met here in the desert has been extremely fulfilling and she is always anxious to share her experiences with others.

      Dori is someone who will take the time to listen and do her best to hear her client's wishes, desires, and dreams. Let her guide and lead you to places unseen, roads rarely taken, and to step out in faith to see what is in store for each person that she meets.

      Let Inspire Real Estate be that place to start being, “Inspired”.

    • Jim Schooler

      Jim Schooler
      Real Estate Agent

      T: (760) 218-5124
      E: schoolerx2@gmail.com

      Jim moved to the Morongo Basin 39 years ago, expecting to stay a couple of years and move on. The natural environment, open spaces, and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities captivated him and made him rethink the “moving on” plan. The hometown feel of the smaller desert communities made for a perfect place to raise a family and to get involved in local affairs. Many residents move here because of the attractive retirement living; Jim has been able to experience how the friendly, personal small town environment has benefits for people of all ages.

      Following a 20+ year career in local government, Jim applied his extensive knowledge of the Morongo Basin to a new endeavor and became a realtor. He has been part of the development and carefully managed growth of the community through his public service. He is delighted to be part of the Inspire Real Estate team and takes pride in personalized customer service.

      Jim's priority is to help clients get what they want, whether it is finding the right home at the right price and terms, marketing property to attract qualified buyers, or just helping to understand the local real estate market and opportunities. He is continuously advancing his real estate knowledge through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations.

      The Inspire team is here to help; call or stop by to get acquainted and see what we can do for you.

    • Taylor Dittmer

      Taylor Dittmer
      Property Management Specialist

      T: (760) 780-7658
      E: inspirerentals.taylor@gmail.com

      Taylor was born and raised in beautiful Southern California, and is married to a Joshua tree Native. Taylor has 3 Fur babies, likes to hike, camp and fish. She loves the beach, all animals and being and auntie to 5 nephews. She started working for Inspire in 2010 and has continued to help grow the company.

      Taylor assists the property managers of the office and makes sure things run smoothly. She has great communication skills and does well in keeping everyone informed, Tenants *AND* Owners. She is in charge of accounting and handling the home repairs. She shows the rental properties to prospective tenants and helps them get approved to get into a home. Taylor always remembers your name, takes pride in everything she does and is extremely thorough.

    • Areas We Serve

      • Morongo Valley
      • Yucca Valley
      • Joshua Tree
      • 29 Palms
      • Landers
      • Banning
      • Beaumont
      • Whitewater
      • Palm Springs
      • Rancho Mirage
      • Bermuda Dunes
      • Cathedral City
      • Palm Desert
      • Indian Wells
      • La Quinta
      • Indio
    • Real Estate Testimonies

      “Julie is very nice, went out of her way to help me and gave good advice.”
      ~ Andrew N. on Yelp

      “From our initial search for a rental home to the purchase of our retirement property, Julie and the team at Inspire Real Estate have been with us every step of the way! Julie's in depth knowledge of the local area combined with her genuine passion to accomodate my family's desires endured we found our perfect match in housing every time. I highly recommend the services of Julianne Bruley and Inspire Real Estate to any military family relocating to the "high desert".”
      ~ Semper Fidelis- Master Sergeant Erick J. Hodge.

      “Dear Julianne,
      I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.

      ‘Details of the Recommendation: "My experience with Julie as my realtor was excellent. She is a great listener and asked thoughtful questions so we both could focus my time and desires effectively. Julie made me feel like I was her top priority and we found the perfect house. More importantly to me, is that Julie has been very helpful after the sale. Being new to the area, she has given me great contacts and recommendations for various services.’
      Service Category: Real Estate Agent
      Year first hired: 2013
      Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity”

      “Dear Julie,
      Thank you for your patience and understanding. You are much more than a Broker/Realtor. You have a keen, intrinsic understanding of human nature and its uneasy under-side. You deal with it seamlessly and with gentle compassion.”

      Genuine Regards,
      ~ Salila

      I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for your support in purchasing my home. You went above and beuond the call of duty from start to finish-and even afterwards when you watered my plants! You are one awesome lady.”

      ~ Lacey

      “Dori and Merl Abel, of Inspire Real Estate, were instrumental in selling my mom's home at a very difficult time for us. They were very courteous and knowledgeable in regard to the area. The professionalism they showed throughout the whole process was refreshing. They made the whole transition easy and painless for our family. We can't thank them enough.”
      ~ Lisa K. and Dena B.

      “Dori is the perfect blend of professionalism and genuine kindness. We feel she has listened to our dreams, needs, wants etc., and made them her own concerns. We know she has our back. We love Dori!!”
      ~ Kelley H.

      “Dori Abel, at Inspire Real Estate is a joy to work with! Her business etiquette and patience in helping us find the perfect home, and she has made the process very enjoyable and exciting.”
      ~ Greg P.

      “I was very surprised at how knowledgeable Mrs. Abel was when selling her first house. She was so willing to take us to the same houses more than once, and to help us find the perfect house to fit our family.”
      ~ Jordan N.

      “Without going into detail with regards to all of my woes on the subject of my home sale let's just say that Julie and Taylor helped keep my sanity through an ugly sale full of unforeseen occurances.

      Taylor was my property manager from Oct. 2013 - Oct. 2014 and I truly couldn't have asked for a better, more trustworthy and honest person for the job. She kept me informed on the status of my home and my tenant through the lease term and made the transition into the sales process flawlessly.

      Once we decided to list I had the the same expectation for my agent, Julie and she did not disappoint. Again, kept me informed through the entire (stressful) process. She's so calm, cool, collected and a straight shooter you have no doubts as to her motivation to help you.

      Thank you Inspire Team!”

      ~ Mark B.
      (From Yelp)

      “Merl & Dori Abel helped us find our dream home. We are first time buyers and they've helped us through the process. Answering all of our questions and we had many. We recommend Inspire Reality to our family and friends looking to sell or but a home.”
      ~ Dennis S.
      (From Yelp)

      “I had the pleasure of working with Julie Bruley recently. She is very down to earth and a good listener. Julie quickly honed in on exactly what I wanted and I felt my time was utilized very well. I was down form Portland Oregon staying in my travel trailer. Julie was very helpful and went the extra mile to suggest restaurants etc to really help me feel at home with the town. I had some concerns about the covenants for the home owners association for the house I finally purchased. She quickly had the phone numbers for association members and a copy of the covenants that eased my mind. A delightful experience that could of been stressful if it were not for Julie.”
      ~ Don W.
      (From Yelp)

    • Property Management Testimonies

      “I have been an extremely satisfied client of Inspire for several years and continue to be very happy with my relationship with Julie and Taylor. During the years they have managed my property, they have consistently responded promptly to my correspondences, have been open to discussions and provided quality repair and service people quickly when local services are needed.

      I have no hesitation in recommending Inspire, and in fact I am using their realty services as well as their management services now as I acquire additional properties.
      Thanks Ladies!”

      ~ A.M. on Yelp

      “I only wish I had found Inspire years ago - they are truly an anomaly in the High Desert! Over the last eight years, I have used two property management companies and been horrified with my experiences renting my property. I decided to ask Inspire to assist me for "tenant placement" - advertising, showing to applicants, applicant verification, and finalizing the contract. This highly competent team went above and beyond my expectations. They were honest and transparent, efficient, precise, communicative, and personable - really just my dream team. If you are an out-of-town home owner seeking a reliable and refreshing company to work with - I couldn't recommend them any more. Thank you Taylor for everything you did!”
      ~ Heather C. on Yelp

      “Inspire Real Estate is by far the best property management company I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with! The professionalism of both Jill and Taylor is outstanding! I will use them for all my future real estate needs! Job well done ladies! Keep up the excellent work!! Thank you so much:)”
      ~ Mary R. on Yelp

      “I am Canadian and I am 3000 miles away from my house in Yucca Valley which we have owned and rented for almost 7 years. Inspire is the 3rd property management company that we have used. There is no question that they are the best. The time and personal service that they offer is second to none. When everything is good and the rent is paid and money is deposited, its relatively easy and everything runs smoothly. But when you have a problem that's when everyone is put to the test. We recently had to evict a tenant and Taylor and Julie did a tremendous job, dealing with the tenants and keeping in touch with me. Everything was looked after. We recently went through some renovations before re renting. They got the quotes and the job was done and the property re rented within a few days of completion of the work. I would highly recommend them and I will even include my name and phone number in case anyone wants to contact me.

      I have a local yucca valley number that rings through to my cell in Canada.”

      ~ Irv K. on Yelp
      1 760 666 2734

      “What a lady I have had the pleasure to meet and deal with!!!! Thank you for being a great support and always having such a great spirit. Your entire group at Inspire is awesome.”
      ~ Monique and the Ritzy Rags ladies.

      “Wonderful lady in every area. She is very professional and yet truly a kind and giving person. Always put her clients first. I have bought property, sold property, rented property, worked for and with Julie. Her integrity is beyond reproach. She is absolutely the best.

      I would be remiss if I didn't include Taylor in this review. She is the best property manager in the Basin. Whether you are a landlord or prospective tenant she is the professional to see. Thank you ladies.”

      ~ Linda H.
      (From Yelp)

      “I am both a renter and an owner of two rental homes and I utilize Inspire for both services.

      Initially I lived in one of my homes and rented out the other on my own. I wanted to move to another nearby town, as a renter- to a house with a pool. I used Inspire and they got me a great house with no hassle. Julie was even kind enough to meet me at the house twice in one day, because after I viewed it, I wanted to show my fiancé.

      I was very pleased with my experience as a renter with Inspire and decided to give them the listing for the house I had just moved out of. They found me the perfect renters THE DAY that I gave them the listing.

      The renters at my other house have just put in their notice and I didn't hesitate to give that listing to Inspire as well. The best news? They have a new tenant signed to that house already as well, and my old tenants haven't even left yet.

      I love the ease of which I can get ahold of both Julie and Taylor, the quality of their work, their organization, and their friendly personalities. I feel lucky to work with them.”

      ~ Leslie L.
      (From Yelp)

      “I recently lost my house in a short sale. I decided I would move to the high desert for a needed change. I looked and called up many property managers in the yucca valley, Joshua Tree, 29 palms area and some private owners of property. MANY had terrible online reviews from previous tenants or properties that were cockroach infested or in disrepair. With having no luck and some properties that were horrific when visited, I finally found Taylor Dittmer, with Inspire Property Management in Yucca Valley. She had excellent online reviews and now I can see why. She had found a cute 2/b 1/b apt with water and trash paid that fit my needs plus allowed my 2 dogs. I told Taylor of the other experiences I had had and with who and she acknowledged she knew of the other Property Managers I dealt with but gave no opinion, she is extremely professional. She knew I was still "looking" even after I found the right apt with her and called me to ask if I still wanted her to run my credit even though I gave her permission to do so. I appreciated that call so much because I had found a house I thought I wanted in 29 Palms and put in a app on it. However I was denied renting the 29 palms house for ridiculous reasons. Taylor was so easy to deal with and gave me all the assurance I needed that the apt owner she had truly cared about her property and would make any necessary repairs in a timely manner if need be. I called her back and told her to run my credit I was approved for the apt with a small increase in deposit because of my credit. I signed the lease and could not be happier. If you are looking for property to rent or to buy or sell I can not say enough good things about TAYLOR DITTMER and INSPIRE PROPERTY MANAGERS of YUCCA VALLEY CA . Extremely professional, well dressed, informed and positive. She answers all your questions handles all issues with business expertise. I HIGHLY recommend you call FIRST if not first they WILL BE your call for real estate needs. You GO GIRL!”
      ~ Teresa B.
      (From Yelp)

      “Finding good tenants for any rental property is never easy, luckily I was able to rely on this company to get the job done. Taylor is very responsible, commited and efficient at what she does. I was highly surprised at her level of professionalism and work ethic.

      Even though the rental was a small property, compared to what they are used to manage, they made an axception at my request and showed the same dedication to get some quality tenants (which they did) in a very short time.

      I highly recommend this agency for any of your real estate needs in the high desert area.”

      ~ Alex S.
      (From Yelp)

      “I have been working with Taylor from Inspire for a little over two years as a rental tenant. She has been nothing but helpful from helping me find the perfect place to live to being very proactive if there were any concerns i had. I would absolutely recommend Inspire. I will definitely be using them in the future as a property management company when i rent out my property.”
      ~ Brittany V.
      (From Yelp)

      “If you are moving to the high desert like I did check out Inspire real estate and ask for Julie. This agency specializes in rental and home sales. I decided to move to Yucca Valley and all I had to do to start was make a phone call to make my appointment with Julie. She found a great home for me that fit right into my budget. The house I selected was spacious and very clean. Inspire has a great staff also. I highly recommend this agency to anyone who is moving to the high desert.”
      ~ Steven M.
      (From Yelp)

Our Location

56189 29 Palms Hwy
Yucca Valley, CA 92284-2880
TEL (760) 792-2090
FAX (760) 557-2050
EMAIL inspire.julie@gmail.com

CA DRE#: 01702999