Rilington Partners with The Hemmingway Group For New Homes Sales

The Rilington Group recently announced the addition of Kathleen Ahlgren of The Hemmingway Group to be responsible for new home sales management at Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions. “We are excited to work with The Rilington Group” says Kathleen Ahlgren, CEO of The Hemmingway Group. “We believe that today’s buyer is looking for value and quality and Vallera offers both.”  The Hemmingway Group is a turnkey solution for all of Rilington’s new home sales needs.

Kathleen Ahlgren, CEO of The Hemmingway Group

Kathleen brings 20 years in new home sales, with 13 of those years in the Coachella Valley, to The Rilington Group. The Hemmingway Group is a new home sales and marketing company focused on the Coachella Valley and handles all aspects of site management, new home sales and marketing. Since The Hemmingway Group was retained in May 2017, there have been a noticeable uptick in sales at Vallera Palm Springs. The Hemmingway Group offers experience, professionalism and in-depth knowledge with the proven numbers that speak to their years of success in every facet of new home sales, marketing and branding, finance and acquisition.

“Now that we see positive movement in the market, we are very happy to have Kathleen and The Hemmingway Group back to manage sales on our new home communities,” notes Mickie Riley, President and Founder of The Rilington Group. “We had the pleasure of working with Kathleen from 1990 to 2006 when she managed and directed sales operations on all Rilington new home communities.”

Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions is close to everything that people love about Palm Springs, offering homebuyers the perfect Palm Springs lifestyle. Vallera, a community of 52 detached homes, is in the existing gated community of Village Traditions. It is the lowest priced new community of detached homes in Palm Springs, and the only new home community priced in the low $500,000’s within two blocks of downtown Palm Springs.   Home buyers enjoy Vallera’s community amenities including gated entrance, clubhouse, swimming pool and spa. Vallera offers what area buyers want today: low maintenance courtyards and a home just blocks from downtown Palm Springs.

The three bedroom/three bath homes are offered in three distinct architectural styles including Spanish Revival, Hacienda and California Ranch. The three two-story floor plans offer comfortable living spaces for today’s lifestyle, ranging from 1848 to 2185 square feet. Though the homes are two-story plans they offer a single-story lifestyle with the master bedroom, secondary bedroom/office and laundry room all on the first floor. Built in three different elevation styles, each home is distinctive and designed with indoor-outdoor living and entertaining in mind.

Vallera is located two blocks East of Palm Canyon and North of Ramon, just off El Segundo. Models are open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Vallera Palm Springs at Village Traditions

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About The Rilington Group

As an industry leader with a respected reputation that spans over four decades, The Rilington Group is a family owned and operated full-service real estate development, sales and construction company. The Rilington Group, founded by partners Mickie and Hansi Riley, is fueled by a passion for innovative designs, dedication to the highest level of quality, and an unwavering commitment to outstanding customer care. The company has received numerous industry recognition awards including “Builder of the Year” in 2006. Whether a small neighborhood of entry-level homes or a high-end community, if it’s a Rilington Group Community, it is built with pride and a deep commitment to exceed the expectations of its homebuyers. For additional information visit or phone 760-698-9616.


About The Hemmingway Group

The Hemmingway Group is a full-service home sales management company, specializing in new home sales, marketing management and Legal/BRE preparation. The Hemmingway Group also represents property owners on HOA boards, and manages all aspects of property management.

Kathleen Ahlgren, CEO of The Hemmingway Group, is a recognized leader in the community and the building and new home sales industry. She has received numerous awards including: YMCA TWIN (The Women in Industry) Award for excellence in her field, Sales Manager of the Year by the Desert Sales and Marketing Council, and 2008 Volunteer of the Year from the Building Industry Association.

Ms. Ahlgren has served on the Executive Board of the Desert Sales & Marketing Council since 2007 and as the Council’s President in 2009, is a graduate of Leadership Coachella Valley. She is a former member of the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Desert Sales and Marketing Council, National Association of Home Builders Women’s Council and Women’s Leadership Forum.