Having previously served as a school counselor for more than a decade, Ruben Valerio’s passion for connecting with others and guiding his clients through the real estate buying and selling process aligns perfectly with his role at The Agency’s Palm Desert office.
A growing love of design and architecture motivated Ruben’s transition into real estate. A skilled problem-solver and listener, Ruben’s past professional experience as a counselor informs a service-focused approach to his real estate clients. “As a counselor, I married a compassionate approach with good customer service, which I feel is the best approach to making people feel cared for and heard. And it helps build a good working relationship,” Ruben says. Among the many glowing recommendations from his former students is this heartfelt testimonial: “Mr. Valerio is a hardworking, compassionate counselor and the definition of a person who has devoted his life to being of service to others and trying to make the world a better place to live.”
A resident of Palm Springs, Ruben has spent many years attending local design events like Modernism Week, and specializes in residences in the Coachella Valley and Rancho Mirage regions.
In his free time, Ruben enjoys playing tennis, connecting with his local community and committing time to a range of causes. In the past, Ruben has spearheaded charity groups with his students that have we raised over $20,000 for dog rescue organizations, refugees and the homeless. Ruben has logged countless volunteer hours for organizations like Pug Nation LA and Project Angel Food and has recently signed on to volunteer for Sanctuary Palm Springs, a transitional housing placement program for non-minor dependents specifically designed to meet the needs of the LGBTQ+ community of foster youth transitioning to adulthood.