Congratulations to the Kaskanians!

By Michelle Accetta

We are so excited to congratulate the Kaskanian family on the purchase of their new Palm Springs home! For those of you who know me, (It’s Michelle… hi!), you know that I have grown up to become an “honorary” member of the Kaskanian family. I guess that’s what happens when you have been best fiends with someone (Kristen Kaskanyan) for over 15 years. Not to mention her family is full of the most generous and loving people I know, they have welcomed me as one of their own. Her “Ammo” (Uncle in Armenian) is my “Ammo” and her “Nene” (Grandma in Armenian) is my Nene. So when Kristen called and said Ammo, and her cousin Joseph wanted to buy a house we were excited to make things happen!

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Meher, Ammo, Seta, Joseph


“Growing up Kaskanian” there is one common theme and that is family. Family to them extends beyond blood to friends, employees, customers and so on a so forth (if you have ever been to Sam’s Auto Land you know what I am talking about… they run it). I was excited to work with them on a professional level. What I noticed was the family putting their values into action in yet another arena of life! Not a surprise at all to me, that who I know them to be. 

The Kaskanians’ have this special way of making everyone feel like family. I’m not sure if it’s directly linked to them always wanting to feed you, or just this innate ability instilled in them for years and years. I think it’s a little bit of both! This family has always been an example to me of how to treat people right (like family) and to be generous towards others. Saw that in a business capacity the Kaskanian’s hold true to how I know them, as people who treat everyone as family!

At the end of the transaction it really was a family affair! All of the parties involved really pulled together to get the deal done. In the end everyone wanted a piece of the family action… the listing agent asked us to dinner, the escrow officer invited Ammo to a Greek festival and tentative plans are on the books between us our lender!

Working with the Kaskanians in a professional capacity was a reminder of how much more fun our job is when everyone is “family”. The transaction was full of love, fun and contribution. We are excited to continue this into our transactions to come. Thanks Kaskanians!


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Joseph, Michelle and Kristen

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