Doug Balog, a well known luxury home real estate professional with Keller Williams Realty on El Paseo in Palm Desert who joined Desert Estates Network, an invitational consortium of the best known, top producing Realtors and brokers of high end estate properties in the Coachella Valley.
In recent years Doug has been specializing in the marketing and sale of luxury homes and builder/developer new home projects. The Coachella Valley attracts buyers throughout the world and Doug is developing an international network of luxury home affiliates beyond the traditional real estate referral network to inform buyers with essential knowledge of real estate acquisition/disposition process of fine real estate in foreign countries.
Doug Balog is a Real Estate Professional with over 30 years of practical business experience specializing in marketing real estate. Doug's real estate experience includes over 10 years in land development, commercial and industrial real estate in Edmonton, Alberta with D.A. Balog & Associates Ltd., a company he founded and sold in 1986, followed by broker/partner of a 15 office RE/MAX franchise and EVP/COO/Partner for NRS National Real Estate Services of Vancouver, B.C. which owned over 400 Red Carpet & Gallery of Homes franchises in the U.S.
Doug took a sabbatical from the real estate industry in 1994 to become co-founder of NIHA National In-Line Hockey Association, the national organizing body for amateur roller hockey for the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe and South America. NIHA was sold to the USA Hockey and Canadian Hockey associations in 1996.
Doug has invested time towards the betterment of the real estate industry chairing Political Affairs, Arbitration, Intergovernmental, Past President committees and elected as President to a Board of Realtors. Doug has been a member of several Boards of Directors for private and public companies.
Hobbies include playing ice hockey, vehicle restoration, riding his Harley Davidson, in-line skating, biking, hiking and traveling.