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Julianne Bruley

Real Estate Broker, GRI & EPro Certified
(760) 792-2090

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.”


Karen Lowe

Real Estate Agent
(760) 333-5197

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. Concern for her client’s needs is her #1 priority.

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Taylor Dittmer

Property Management Specialist
(760) 780-7658

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.


Merl Abel

Real Estate Agent & GRI Certified
(760) 835-8060
RE License #01813083

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.

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Dori Abel

Real Estate Agent
(760) 219-6129
RE License #01948404

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”.


Allison Gaunder

License #01442003
(760) 822-9329

Hi! I’m Allison Gaunder and I’m here for you!

There’s just no other place as stunning as the high and low desert communities. And owning property here and living here is such a bonus for me. I absolutely love this area and would like to show you around. I’m sure you too would enjoy all of the surrounding beautiful treasures. And we would have a blast on the real estate journey together.

What makes the desert communities so unique? I have a laundry list of answers, and I will share some of my favorites. The views, the hiking, the BLM surrounding open space, the gorgeous clear skies at night that gladly put on a show for free on a regular basis, the community, the calm and quietness and yet the ease of access to other favorite destinations.

Most of my real estate career was spent in San Diego county coastal where I started out doing loans and real estate. And any time spare time I had, I would head out to the desert.

I love the real estate business and work with an amazing team at Inspire Real Estate. I will always work hard to make your real estate transaction as smooth and as successful as possible.

From the Sea to Joshua Tree – I’d like to earn your business and look forward to hearing from you.

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Jim Schooler

Real Estate Agent
(760) 218-5124

RE License #01959556

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.