Our On Site Agents

Bev Howard


Cell: 760.333.6846
E- mail: Bev.Howard@camoves.com
Website: www.bevhowardrealestate.com
Bev is an outstanding award winning real estate agent with over thirty years of experience. She is known as a Premier Realtor in South Palm Desert for those who demand the best personalized service throughout their transaction.
Living year round in Ironwood CC, she’s an enthusiastic ambassador for this gem of a community. She prides herself on close relationships with her clients.  She knows especially that much of her ongoing business will be referrals from those authentic relationships that she has built. Integrity the cornerstone of her professional fabric, Bev is a professional who understands her client’s objectives.
She has an established competitive edge in the market place. It is demonstrated by proven accomplishments and excellent client testimonials. As the senior agent onsite for ten years at Ironwood CC, Bev has the KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, INTEGRITY AND SUCCESS, to open doors for you that best meet your needs. Bev Howard is your passport to all your real estate needs.

Barbara Syrdal


Cell: 208.863.7074
E-Mail: Barbara.Syrdal@camoves.com 

Over a decade ago Barb and her husband Phil were fortunate to be introduced to Ironwood by dear friends from their home in Sun Valley, Idaho. After just a 30 Day Trial Membership at the Country Club in 2009 they knew this was the place they had been looking for and joined the club as full members, making Ironwood their new desert home.


After a long and successful real estate career as an Idaho broker and award-winning agent, Barb decided to earn her California Broker’s License and continue her career in the community of Ironwood she loves, and where she works as an Associate Broker in the Onsite Office.


Her talent for meeting people and helping them integrate into the community was developed during her years as an officer’s daughter in a military family, where moving frequently was a way of life. She has visited every state in the union, lived in several (attending three high schools in three different parts of the country) and spent eight years living in Europe. She taught social studies in Germany at both the Department of Defense schools and GED classes to American soldiers.


Barbara earned a Masters in Education and Counseling, graduating magna cum laude from Boston University, and has followed through with her education in real estate to become a Global Luxury agent with Coldwell Banker. Her professional achievements continued, including consistently award winning years as a “Top Producer.” Coldwell Banker has awarded her the International Sterling Award for exceptional performance in 2019. She is ranked among the top sales professionals in the network. She has completed all requirements for her Global Certification for the Luxury Home Marketing program. The Coldwell Banker marketing tools are impressive offering a broad multi media approach including tv spots, print and on line advertising locally, nationally and internationally. Barbara’s extensive experience in real estate over her long career has helped her with both buyers and sellers. She has continued her tradition of personal service to her clients working in Palm Desert and the Ironwood Country Club community where she lives full time for over ten years. A great deal of her success comes from referrals from past clients who have become friends. She is an active member playing bridge, golf and tennis when her schedule allows.


She describes herself as a tall sporty woman with a loud laugh. She is a strong family woman, and devoted to her children and grandchildren, all of whom love to visit this wonderful community. Ironwood is where she lives, works and plays, and she can help you make the Ironwood Community your desert home as well.


The Coldwell Banker On Site Team is uniquely dedicated to the success of this community. We are all members of the Country Club and are the only agents who truly support its success by contributing a portion of our office commissions to the Ironwood Country Club. We not only sell homes here, but also the wonderful desert way of life.


Blair Armstrong


Cell: 541.206.2590
E-mail: Blair.Armstrong@camoves.com

Blair’s love and passion for the desert began over 20 years ago when he relocated from Oregon. Having lived in 6 communities throughout the desert, Blair is uniquely qualified with unsurpassed insight to the Coachella Valley. Recognized for his proactive and honest approach, he will guide you to make the most informed decision by leveraging his skills and resources. Blair is widely respected for his warm and friendly personality while confidently negotiating and securing the best terms for his clients.

As a third-generation entrepreneur, Blair’s parents instilled in him the value of commitment, collaboration and an appreciation for community. In representing his clients with a high level of integrity and personalized service, Blair takes great care to clearly communicate with and listen to his client's specific needs. Blair is committed to advising on the critical aspects involving every client’s unique real estate objectives. He is creative, strategic and masterful in working through the entire process.

Sellers benefit from the resourceful marketing strategies he utilizes that effectively present their property to the local marketplace, as well as targeted communities around the world that seek a home in the desert. Utilizing professional photography/videography, refined staging services and extensive visibility on multiple internet sites, Blair takes every measure to maximize buyer appeal and the selling price potential of the property. For buyers, there are numerous unique variables in the Valley and he will work tirelessly to identify key opportunities that meet your budget and lifestyle requirements. Regardless of the time and effort it takes, his sole focus is on his buyer’s ultimate goal of purchasing a home that exceeds their expectations.

Blair’s dedication to the desert community isn’t limited to real estate. He serves as the Board Chair for the Low Desert FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), working with the Valley’s high school athletes and coaches. As a member of Ironwood Country Club, Blair enjoys playing golf, tennis and is a member of the Wine Club. A loyal family man, Blair also supports his wife, Chrissy, with her booth at the COD Street Fair (Deborah’s Jewelry).

In a highly competitive market, honesty and integrity are the key ingredients to a valued partnership. Blair welcomes you to reach out today to represent you as your preferred desert real estate broker.

Shelly Farmery


Cell Phone: 313-530-1534
Email:  Shelly.Farmery@CBRealty.com
Shelly uses her sales experience to provide the best real estate results for her clients. She will work with you to find the home of your dreams exploring locations, amenities, and value. Prior to developing her real estate career, Shelly worked for Marriott Hotels (wearing many different management hats), Baccarat, and Tory Burch, and understands the importance of customer service and attention to detail to each client. You could say she is your personal shopper to finding the perfect home that fits your wants and needs. Shelly and her husband moved to Palm Desert in 2015 from Detroit, MI, after spending a few winters in the Coachella Valley and fell in love with the area. An avid golfer and member of Ironwood Country Club, she is very familiar with the area country clubs. Shelly is also involved with the BNP Paribas as a Ball Kid Coordinator and a weekly volunteer at the Coachella Valley Horse Rescue Ranch.

Mari Conliffe

Ambassador of First Impressions

Phone: 760.773.5225

Over nine years ago Mari moved from the bustling San Francisco Bay Area to the quiet peaceful life of living in Palm Desert.

Before moving to Palm Desert Mari's career placed her in the heart of Silicon Valley as a Marketing representative for the International Patent firm Bingham McCutchen

Mari has been Onsite at Ironwood now for just under 8 years and is also a full time resident of Ironwood as well as active member of the club.

She is very happy to be part of the Coldwell Banker Team and to live, work and play in such a beautiful community.


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Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty are independent contractor sales associates, not employees. ©2020 Coldwell Banker Realty. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Realty fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. CalRE #00616212