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About Royale Real Estate


Featured Agents

Gabriel Franco

Broker/ Owner

License Number: 01443897

Gabriel Franco is a passionate real estate professional who values the client relationship above all else. He is praised most often by his clients for his integrity, competency, top negotiation skills and market savvy. Whether buying or selling, Gabriel Franco will provide you the special attention you expect and you can count on him to exceed your expectations. As a local, full-time professional since 2004, Gabriel is an expert in helping you find the right communities that enable you to experience your dream desert lifestyle while building wealth through your investment property. In building one of the leading vacation rental companies in the desert valley, he offers his clients a unique advantage by helping them achieve the lifestyle they desire with superior value and turn-key peace of mind. Gabriel, along with his wife and three girls, reside in La Quinta. When not selling real estate, Gabriel enjoys golfing, loves spending time with family and is passionate about giving back to his community and serving those in need by volunteering at his local church.

Mariah Smith

Operations Director


Raised amidst the scenic beauty of the Coachella Valley, Mariah Smith has a deep-seated love for its majestic mountains, breathtaking sunsets, and iconic palm trees. Her journey with Royale began in 2012, where she quickly became an integral part of the team. Spearheading Growth As a determined force from the onset, Mariah was instrumental in spearheading the growth, operations, and management of our vacation rental division. Her creative spark and strategic planning significantly contributed to shaping the division's success. Content Creation & Social Media Management With a flair for content creation, Mariah curated engaging material for our websites and meticulously managed our social media platforms, ensuring that our digital presence resonated with our audience and reflected our brand’s ethos. Transition to Real Estate Division In 2023, Mariah embraced a new challenge within the company as she transitioned to the real estate division. As the new Operations Manager, her keen insight and methodical approach to business significantly bolster the day-to-day operational framework of our enterprise. Business & Productivity Coaching Apart from her contributions to our company, Mariah also shines as a business and productivity coach. She charges the operational facets of our firm with vigor and dedicates herself to assisting agents with their marketing strategies, ensuring they achieve their fullest potential. Personal Life & Inspiration Outside the realm of work, Mariah cherishes her personal life, especially her marriage to her childhood best friend. Together, they are proud parents of four beautiful daughters. Guided by her favorite quote, "You must decide to live in congruence with the best of who you are," Mariah embodies integrity and excellence in both her professional and personal life.

Tony Herrera

REALTOR/ Trainer

License Number: 01464935

Tony Herrera is a desert native who began his career in the fine dining service industry and built an exceptional skill set for customer service, consistently meeting the needs of those he interacted with. Driven to excel and always exceeding expectations, he quickly ascended to a management position for several fine dining establishments. With his passion for providing stellar customer service and a strong desire to help people, Tony pursued a career in residential real estate and in 2005, achieved his California real estate salesperson’s license. Shortly after launching his real estate career in new home sales, Tony moved up the ranks and became a top-selling, new home consultant for a renowned national home builder in the desert. In addition to Tony’s expertise in providing top-notch customer service, Tony’s experience in real estate also includes, office and property management, where he managed many offices and property portfolios for prominent, local real estate companies. Tony brings his uniquely talented skill set, winning personality and ambition to Royale Real Estate. Tony’s like-minded vision, core values and mission, make him an ideal fit for this unique brokerage which pride themselves on integrity and the love they have for people.

Tim Flynn


License Number: 01436372

Tim Flynn is an out-of-the-box thinker and producer. He once took a fifteen cent investment and turned it into a five and a half million dollar mega deal in less than a year! He understands how to put investments, deals, buyers and sellers together. He also knows what it takes to bring a dream to reality. Tim Flynn spent the first half of his professional carrier in radio and television. As the owner/founder of Broadcast Satellite International, Tim bought and sold "Real Estate in the Sky". With broadcasters and networks around the world including all the American networks, BSI provided the satellite time for news, sports, and special events. Tim has also produced or directed over 1000 television programs and live broadcast events from the United States, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and South America. Tim brought his "Real Estate in the Sky" back to earth and believes that the Coachella Valley is one of the best investments in the world! The diversity of the valley and its closeness to major cities and recreational destinations make it the perfect place to live and invest. From commercial properties and leases, buying/selling, or the long term lease of a family home - this is the place to be! With about 20 years experience in the Valley, Tim knows how to get the deal done. Both his father and son-in-law have also been realtors. Tim lives in La Quinta with his wife and has two grown children.

MaryLisa Currie


License Number: 02137080

Having been born and raised in Palm Springs, MaryLisa is a true “local”, with expertise and knowledge of the desert area. Her family moved here in the 1920’s, so her roots are deep in this valley. She has been in Real Estate for 20 years and has a passion for desert living. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, condo or investment property, let her help you through the process.

Jeri Rice


License Number: 02143288

I have worn many "Hats" in my career. I began in "Luxury Fashion", opening my first retail establishment in downtown Seattle -1982. By 1984, I worked along side the founders of the German fashion house, Escada, Margaretha and Wolfgang Ley, to open and operate Escada's first retail store in the U.S, (Second in the world). For the next 18 years, my business continued as Escada's exclusive distributor in the Northwest and Utah along with representing many other top clothing designers in my four retail establishments. A combined eye for luxury and an understanding of the growing local Real Estate market, began my investment and design business into luxury properties. In January, 2022, I became a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker in Palm Springs. In following the trends in the local market, I have recently moved to Royale Real Estate, a real estate firm, focused on Sales- Investment -Vacation Rental and management, a niche that fit the requests I was hearing from my clients. I am now located right in the heart of old town La Quinta! Think of me when you or your clients are thinking of real estate in the desert, a one stop boutique shopping experience with Realtor, Jeri Rice and of course, I will give you the Royale treatment.

Mariela Ulloa


License Number: 02153464

Mariela Ulloa is a bilingual professional originally from Mexico. She has been a Coachella Valley resident since 1986. Working the past several years as a property manager assistant coordinating rentals and remodels, which led her to becoming a real estate agent. Mariela is eager to assist you with your home buying and selling needs as a proud REALTOR with Royale Real Estate. She carries the value of hard work, integrity and outstanding client service into everything she does. Prior to her real estate experience, Mariela worked in the luxury hospitality industry, where she has always gone above and beyond to exceed customers expectations. When Mariela isn’t making homeownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys golf, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Rodrigo Ramirez Jr.


License Number: 02155708

Rodrigo Ramirez Jr. is a local REALTOR born in the city of Indio, California. He enjoys working out, riding his bicycle down La Quinta Cove, meeting new people and helping others in need. He graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor's in Sociology in 2011. Rodrigo has excelled in various industries such as Business Management, Hospitality Industry, Business to Business Sales, Marketing and Advertisement. He loves to spend time with his family and friends but is never too busy to respond to your calls or texts.

Angela Barajas


License Number: 02213088

A native of the Coachella Valley, Angela has an extensive network of resources and deep understanding of this vibrant and beautiful region. With a passion for helping people achieve their dreams, She is dedicated to assisting you in acquiring the perfect property or investment opportunity. Coming from years of experience in Management, she understands the importance of being organized, proactive, and detail-oriented – all qualities that are critical for success in real estate sales. She has lived in several desert cities and currently resides in Palm Desert CA with her husband and children. If you ask her, She will tell you that her favorite part of the valley are the stunning views of the mountains and beautiful palm trees. When she is not thinking about her next project, Angela enjoys reading, camping, and spending summers at the river with family and friends. “Buying or selling a property is more than just a transaction; it's a personal and significant life decision” says Angela. She will strive to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible, guiding you every step of the way and ensuring that your needs and goals are met. The Coachella Valley is not just a place she has called home for over 40 years—it's an area that she knows very well. With an intimate knowledge of the local neighborhoods, market trends, and investment potential. Whether you're looking for a vacation home, a retirement retreat, or a lucrative real estate investment, She can help you find the perfect match.
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