Val Ives is a distinguished real estate professional based in Temecula, California. With more than 14 years of experience, Val is a leading force in the residential real estate market of Temecula Valley. As head of The Val Ives Team at Big Block Realty, Val’s in-depth market knowledge and unsurpassed client care have earned her multiple honors awarded by her brokerages and 5-Star reviews on both Trulia and Zillow.
Val is widely regarded as one of the leading real estate professionals in Southern California, her rise to the top of the industry followed a circuitous route. One of six children who all worked for the family business, her parents helped to instill in her the value of an honest day’s work and the importance of caring for others early in her life. is combination led her to surgical nursing, which she excelled at for twenty-one years before deciding to make a switch to real estate. She recalls:
“After years of considerable planning and careful consideration, I discovered that I could adapt the 21 years spent developing and refining my craft in the medical into the field of real estate. Real estate I would let me create my own schedule giving me the ability to spend more time with my young twin children and my husband and continue to provide a genuine level of caring for my clients. This level is uncommon in the industry and I felt it was something I could excel at.”
Throughout her life, much of Val’s success has been based upon the genuine care she shows her clients, and real estate is no different. As the head of the Val Ives Team, she is passionate about guiding her team toward helping their clients achieve their real estate goals with comfort and ease. A skilled consultant, she crafts customized strategies and comprehensive marketing techniques for each individual client and is careful to keep them in the loop for every step of the process. Val’s industry-leading service has made her team one of the highest producing teams worldwide and has earned her both Global Producer Awards and prestigious Double Centurion Producer Awards.
As a top producer in her local market with a majority of her transactions taking place within a three-mile radius of her home, Val has a unique vantage point from which to view developments in the Temecula Valley real estate market. In particular, she noted that many agents have not thoroughly integrated themselves into the community the way she has strived to:
“I have made it a priority to understand not only the entire Temecula Valley, but to know each community within down to specific taxes, special assessments, school boundaries, HOA costs/amenities, resale value, etc. It is my absolute priority to bring my clients top dollar for their homes in as little time as possible, so I need to be on top of those specifics and to maintain a large sphere and network. That way I can provide a constant stream of pocket buyers waiting for the home of their dreams, and be able to match their criteria with that of the homes I have listed. The details really matter.”
A proud resident and influential figure of the Temecula Valley, Val cares deeply about her community’s well-being. To help ensure its continued success, she founded the Annual Community Food Drive, which brings truckloads of non-perishable food to the local food bank, giving struggling community members the fuel they need to take steps toward health and prosperity.
Val anticipates a bright future ahead. Moving forward, she envisions her team tripling in size in the next few years, allowing her to further blanket the Temecula Valley’s many beautiful cities and rural areas with her superlative service. Additionally, Val is dedicated to advancing alongside the latest technology and newest systems, which will allow her to keep her business ahead of the curve and her clients’ homes prominently positioned within the local market.
Education & Certification
DRE# 01370557 Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource® (SFR®) University of Manitoba (R.N., 1987)
Professional Memberships & Community Involvement
National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) • California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) • Annual Community Food Drive • Host of Annual Spring and Fall Community Garage Sales
Awards & Honors
Featured in Executive Agent MagazineTM (June 2017 issue) • Top 21 Global Producer – Century 21 (2014) • Double Centurion Producer Award – Century 21 (2012) • Premier Agent, Trulia • Premier Agent, Zillow • 2017 Winners Circle – Big Block Realty