Meet Our Team
Barbara WalkerPreview Specialist | BRE# 01219294
- Direct: (951) 285-4040
Recently awarded Coldwell Banker's top award, the Society of Excellence, given to only a fraction of top agents throughout the country, Barbara ranks in the top 25 agents in all of Southern California and the number one in the Inland Empire. Her energetic and enthusiastic approach to real estate and in fact all aspects of her life make her an exceptional agent who benefits from an extensive referral network. She gives 110% to assure her client's needs are met and she derives as much pleasure helping a couple buy their first home as she does selling the Temecula valley's finest estates and ranches.
Barbara is a tireless promoter of the area and its benefits, having lived here since 1989 when there was only one stop light in the entire valley. All three of her daughters attended local schools and Barbara was involved in the parent/teachers association for many years. She also gives back to the community where she was a founder of the local chapter of the YMCA and belongs to the Assistance League Pros, providing help to victims of domestic violence.
Barbara does not consider herself a salesperson, despite her award winning results. Her style of business is one based on service and the personal satisfaction she derives from seeing someone obtain a home of their dreams. You could say that she sells dreams rather than houses and that would be more to the point. If you work with Barbara, be prepared to have a friend in the neighborhood who will introduce you to others who have chosen the Temecula valley, and to help make you feel right at home.
Scott WalkerPreview Specialist | BRE# 00520858
- Direct: (951) 285-1899
Licensed since 1975 and a broker since 1977, Scott has had a multi-faceted career in Southern California real estate that is extraordinary by any standards. Spanning three recessions and many changing markets, Scott has gained valuable insight into the nuances of market shifts from buyer's to seller's markets and back again. While many new agents are learning about these changes for the first time, clients of the Walker Advantage Team can benefit from the depth of experience Scott brings to the table.
Scott had a storied career as a partner in a new home sales and marketing company representing many of Southern California's most high profile projects from San Diego to Santa Barbara, selling over $1 billion and 7,000 individual homes and condominiums. As a member of the Institute for Residential Marketing (MIRM), Scott earned experience encompassing knowledge of construction, staging, landscaping, financing, incentives and professional advertising. He has brought many of these unique specialties to the resale brokerage side of the business to the benefit of his clients.
Shifting gears, Scott became an owner/partner in a Coldwell Banker franchise in the Los Angeles/Orange County area that grew to four offices and over 200 agents.
As an owner of one of the top 25 companies in the United States, Scott networked with the best brokers and owners in the world as well as the leaders of Coldwell Banker, the premier brand in real estate today. The knowledge gained is not standard office meeting fair, but leading edge, industry changing concepts and strategic planning. Scott sold his interest in the company to put all his efforts into the Walker Advantage Team.
Having sold homes throughout Southern California, Scott, wife Barbara and their three daughters fell to the attractions of the then small community of Temecula/Murrieta. Scott played polo, rode horses on the local trails, hiked and biked through the foothills, played a little golf and owned a vineyard, truly living the lifestyle he elected to sell.
Since 1989, Scott has brought his business acumen and professional approach to the area and has created the Walker Advantage Team, recognized by Coldwell Banker as the number one selling team in Temecula/Murrieta and the entire Inland Empire. By maintaining his interest in the coastal franchise, Scott has his ear to the ground and understands the market where many of the buyers for Temecula and Murrieta reside.
Scott is also a partner and mortgage broker with a large Southern California lender and provides loan options for clients of the Walker Advantage Team where needed. In addition, he has extensive knowledge, both personally and professionally, in real estate investments and IRC 1031 tax deferred exchanges.
Dina AndersonBRE# 01403291
- Direct: (951) 377-1023
Dina has worked for the Walker Advantage Team since 1999, first as an assistant and office administrator and later as a buyers agent and internet referral director. Over the years she has acquired the skills necessary to understand the details involved in a real estate transaction over and above opening an escrow. Her office background and computer skills serve her clients well because she maintains constant communication with updates on available properties, and status on existing transactions. As a buyers specialist and long time resident, Dina knows the inventory of the Temecula valley like no other. She prides herself on staying on top of available properties in both the new home subdivisions and the resales in our planned communities. If you want to learn about an area, develop a long distance relationship with a knowledgeable agent without feeling pressured, yet comfortable that you have a can-do person at the other computer terminal, Dina and the Walker Advantage Team are your internet connection to Southwest Riverside County.
Sherrie GatiBRE# 01430585
- Direct: (951) 970-9833
A member of The Walker Advantage Team since 2004, Sherrie Gati has a well earned reputation for quality representation of both buyers and sellers of luxury homes. A ten year resident of the Santa Rosa Plateau, Sherrie has an intimate knowledge of this equestrian oriented community and is a tremendous asset to her clients in their real estate endeavors.S
Sherrie migrated to the Temecula/Murrieta area like so many others from Orange County where she worked in escrow and in commercial property management. This, together with what she has learned from the Walker Team and Coldwell Banker over the years, makes her a competent and informed agent who uses her skills tirelessly on behalf of her clients. She is a consummate team player assisting the office in delivering round the clock service.
In addition to her real estate activities, Sherrie is an active member of PROS, an auxiliary of the Assistance League of Temecula Valley, performing charity work and raising funds for worthy causes. She also contributes time and money to the Santa Rosa Plateau Riding Club, La Cresta Trailblazers and the annual La Cresta Fiesta.
Lisa Leonard OwensBRE# 01907782
- Direct: (951) 970-8835
To further assist in serving their growing list of clients, the award winning Walker Advantage Team has added Lisa Leonard-Owens to their team of professionals. The group prides itself on delivering top notch real estate services seven days a week.
A twenty year veteran of the housing business and long time resident of the Murrieta/Temecula valley, Owens is excited to be a part of a professional real estate practice that has had such an impact on business in the area for so many years. "I have followed The Walker Advantage Team for a long time and am delighted that they have included me in their organization," Owens commented. She continued, "The level of service that we can offer is unmatched, and our clients benefit from the availability of six agents and a full time transaction coordinator."
Another advantage Owens cites in her choice is the affiliation with CoIdwell Banker and their international presence and prominence in the real estate industry. "No one asks who CoIdwell Banker is and it provides another level of real estate service with ingoing and outgoing referrals to other parts of the country," Owens added.
Team co-founder, Barbara Walker, expressed her appreciation in having Owens join the team. "I have known Lisa for over five years and appreciate her business acumen as well as her sense of style and design when it comes to staging houses and presenting properties for sale," Walker said. Owens enjoys working with first time buyers as well as luxury, upscale buyers and sellers. She resides in La Cresta with husband Dr. Craig Owens, a surgeon at Inland Valley Hospital, along with their three dogs and two cats.
Tari PerrenAdministrative |
- Direct: (951) 253-4050
The front desk is manned by a real estate industry office veteran named Tari Perren who has become invaluable to the members of The Walker Advantage Team. She is the office administrator and transaction coordinator who seamlessly assists the team in escrow follow-up, marketing updates and customer service, allowing the agents to be out in the field working with buyers and sellers.
Tari previously worked in a large Coldwell Banker office with fifty agents but prefers the more personal touch environment of the boutique Walker Team office. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude are attributes appreciated by both the team members and their clients.