Michael Slate

Palm Springs Desert Area Realtor Elevate Palm Springs Real Estate
I've found real estate as my way to truly live my passion for the Palm Springs lifestyle. Here I get to interact with some of the best personalities. I am in and out of some of the most beautiful and iconic, architectural gems in the Desert, on an almost daily basis. The only thing that makes it any better is sharing this slice of life with others. I love Palm Springs.
Oct 19, 2021
We were referred to Michael by friends that had a great experience. By the time we'd met up with him we had identified a property we were interested in and Michael brought it together seamlessly and negotiated a significant discount on our behalf. He was always available and extremely responsive throughout the process and kept things moving on the seller's side as well. He and his staff have their eyes on the details and were a pleasure to work with.
Aug 4, 2021
Owner/Nantucket Real Estate agent
As a fellow professional RE agent on the other side of the transaction as a buyer for a change I can highly recommend Michael Slate as one of the finest agents I've ever met and done business with. His knowledge was extensive, negotiating skills effective in getting us a fair deal in a very hot market, and he handles difficult customers (me) with great care and patience. Can''t say enough about the guy.

I laughed at myself a few times when I got off the phone and realized that I had become one of the customers I have to handle tactfully and graciously and let the client catch up in his thinking with what were really the facts at hand. Michael was very savvy at that... and he went above and beyond in a lot of ways. Highly recommended.
Jul 27, 2021
At the top of the top tier is where you will find Michael Slate and his team in professionalism, integrity, creativity and tenacity. I worked with Michael as both the purchaser and then again as the seller, in both instances Michael took all the time needed and yet was committed to moving the process along expeditiously. Smoothly taking a Home to the market and closing in two weeks demonstrated the high caliber team of professionals Michael has surrounded himself with.
Jun 29, 2021
Was referred to Michael by friends and couldn't be happier. He could easily focus on just the listing side of his business, but he spent the time with us as potential Buyers and helped us navigate a truly challenging buying environment with honest, expert advice from start to finish. No question is too dumb or small, he handles all with speed, grace and diplomacy. Due the nature of the market, our road to purchase may have been a tad longer than we anticipated, but I'm convinced we could not have landed the home we wanted without Michael and our search could have easily lasted 2-3x as long. Bravo and highly recommend.
May 27, 2021
Michael was a listing agent for a property in Palm Springs and we contacted him as the buyers. He represented both both parties with ultimate professionalism, communication, and made the entire process seamless. Including referring us to a lender, and navigating the BIA process. All the positive recommendations are accurate… he’s awesome.
May 18, 2021
Art Director
My fiancé and I worked with Michael and we cannot thank him enough. He was very patient with us through the home buying process and took the time to answer any and all questions we had at any time of day. Thank you Michael for your positive spirit and guidance. You are the best!
May 4, 2021
Mike was referred to us by a family member. To say that he was “on top” of every aspect of our home search would be an understatement. With the market being as hot as it is, he was able to keep us in the forefront of opportunities as they arose. His relationship with other realtors helped us find a great home. He was on top of every detail every step of the way.
Mike is a professional but at the same time personable, attentive and above all…responsive.
Five stars plus for he and his firm!
Apr 26, 2021

Michael helped us purchase and sell a place in Palm Springs. He was always quick to respond and provide answers to questions. Easy to work with and resourceful to point us in the right direction when it came to questions on BIA and purchasing a condo on leased land. We purchased in a active market and appreciated Michaels open communication with text, email, and phone calls. Helpful in navigating the offer, escrow, and closing process. Appreciate Michael’s approach.
Apr 2, 2021
Michael is awesome... He takes care of business.
I met him while purchasing one of his listings and later contacted him to be my selling agent on a different project. Both transactions were executed within a week. Impressive to say the least! If you expect the upmost levels of professionalism, respect, positive attitude, along with kindness and understanding - He is your go to Man.
Mar 27, 2021
It’s an understatement to say we were nervous about trying to find and purchase a desert home from Seattle but Michael made us feel like he was just down the street!

His real estate savvy and knowledge of the area helped us find the perfect house and design the winning offer. We even closed in less than 30 days thanks to his amazing network of resources and proactive management of the close.

To top it off, Michael stayed just as responsive after the close as he was during the purchase!

Thank you Michael!
Mar 23, 2021
Director of Strategic Finance
I worked closely with Michael and his team on our recent Palm Springs home purchase. Elevate Palm Springs is the epitome of white-glove service. Highly responsive, knowledgeable, and adaptable. There were four of business partners involved in this transaction which means four different personalities to manage. Michael did so effortlessly and landed us an awesome house in an off market deal. I cannot recommend this team of professional enough. Go with Elevate Palm Springs, you are in great hands!
Mar 15, 2021
Michael made the selling process so easy and painless. I have never had such a smooth transaction when selling or buying a home. He is really full service and helped on every step of the way, regardless of how small or large the task at hand was.
Feb 20, 2021
New Palm Springs Residents
As new Palm Springs residents (well, one of us is new and the other is a returning resident) we feel fortunate to have had Michael as our realtor. His expertise in the local housing market was just the first thing he brought to the table. He also guided us to better grasp the nuances of the many spectacular neighborhoods in Palm Springs, featuring the pros and cons of each. We ended up purchasing in the Deepwell Estates area and couldn’t be happier. On top of that, Michael also provided us with qualified options for all the supporting and third-party businesses that helped us complete the purchase with ease. Bottomline... Micheal is professional, extremely well organized, and always gets the keys to the new home owner on-time and with a little humor.
Feb 10, 2021
Vice President
Look no further - Michael is the guy you need to represent you in a Palm Springs real estate transaction. It's not just Internet/Instagram hype - from the first FaceTime showing, to the offer, through the inspection, to close of escrow, he expertly navigated the entire process. He's highly responsive, knowledgeable, and a very savvy negotiator.
Jan 5, 2021
We totally made the right decision to go with Michael Slate and Elevate Palm Springs. We had been waffling about selling our vacation home, but Michael and Jorge did a great job showing us all the right reasons for doing so. Listed at end of September, sold on 31 October, closed in December. They made the process so simple. They were at the property for contractors to make repairs (their recommendation was Ron Knott, fantastic repair man, I highly recommend him). They even returned the cable and WiFi boxes to Spectrum for us so we did not have to make a separate trip out to PS from LA. All in all, wonderful experience, thanks Michael & Jorge.
Jan 4, 2021
Michale and his team was able to bring an all cash buyer to my house and close the deal in less than 3 weeks! His knowledge of the real estate market in Palm Springs and his ability to stay one step ahead, made this a very smooth sale. I recommend working with Michael and look forward to working with him in the future!
Nov 25, 2020
Hello I want a highly highly recommend Michael Slate to anyone looking for a house. I have now bought two houses with him and I cannot be more happy! He is very attentive and on top of everything that was needed throughout the whole process. I cannot imagine there’s a better real estate agent in Coachella Valley.
Nov 19, 2020
retired......at the moment
michael and the team were easy to work with. we sold a property without any issues
Oct 27, 2020
Michael has been fantastic to work with! Within a matter of weeks, we were in contract to purchase a house in this extremely competitive market. If you’re looking for a real estate partner that will make you feel like you’re their only focus, look no further. Thank you Michael for your sense of urgency, quick action, and getting us across the finish line. We couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Palm Springs community!
Sep 1, 2020
Hotel Operator
Michael is well connected in the desert and found great buyers for my home. They paid cash and it was a quick close. Michael is adaptable to wherever the sales process may go. He is honest and has tremendous integrity and does what he says he will do. Michael went above and beyond.

Reggie Bickford
Aug 20, 2020
Chief Wrangler
I have commitment issues. There - I said it. But really - anyone will tell you that - so as a result Michael and I first crossed paths ... what ... two years ago? He did a great job in showing us around and helping us clarify the market place in Palm Desert. And of course nothing ... nothing ... nothing ... from yours truly - until suddenly - YES - LETS DO IT - and Michael accelerated negotiation, and complete sale in half the time I'd even been thinking about this house - much less our entire journey. Consummate professional - everything delivered in record time - no slip ups - and just so helpful - well beyond the call of duty.

Thankyou Michael.
Aug 15, 2020
To keep this straight to the point, Michael, Neil and Kathy are the best. We have now sold twice and purchased once with them.

He has sold both our homes for way over what other agents would feel comfortable listing at. That allowed us to buy homes we thought were out of our budget.

Michael and Neil have the Palm Springs passion that allows them to make the process exciting while being Palm Springs professional :-)

Please start your search or sell with this team that has the drive and knowledge for this unique desert real estate market.
Jul 26, 2020
Production Designer
Michael and his group were great people to work with during my recent house sale
I can't believe how quick and painless the process turned out to be .
After an initial consultation with Michael and Jorge the house was put on the market ........Within weeks I had an acceptable offer ....They took care of everything from beginning to end ....they were extremely helpful and informative ...If ever I decide to return to the desert Michael and his group would be my first Phone call ...Thank you ELEVATE Palm Springs !
Jul 24, 2020
Non-Profit Manager
Michael and Kathy were on top of things every step of the way. I purchased the property while living in NYC during COVID and still everything went smoothly...
Jun 18, 2020
Michael represented us during the sale of our home in Palm Springs. We originally reached out to Michael because of his knowledge of the neighborhood and impressive marketing ideas and we are glad that we did! We had multiple offers within hours of our first open house and ended up selling over asking. The experience could not have gone more smoothly and Michael and the entire Elevate team were an absolute pleasure to work with! Hope to work with him again someday soon!