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Episode 83 | 17 Nov 2021

Learn and Earn with First Propy Verified Agents

Gillian Jones, Mary Yasol, Nelly Beck, Charles Borromeo and Joe Budelli


Gillian Jones
Broker Associate at The Agency

A second-generation real estate agent known for her passion, diligence and meticulous attention to detail, Gillian Jones brings over 17 years of industry experience to The Agency’s Palm Desert office.

Over the course of her storied career, Gillian has served in both leadership and sales roles, garnering a breadth of client-centric experience that has proven invaluable to a diverse set of buyers and sellers across Southern California. After relocating to California from her native Canada, Gillian met her husband, a Commercial Realtor. The two joined forces and created a real estate partnership with more than 30 years of experience in both residential and commercial real estate across North America with a focus on Coachella Valley.

Before joining The Agency, Gillian was a Managing Director for La Quinta Resort & Spa, a Waldorf Astoria Property, managing the company’s three real estate divisions. Prior to her career in real estate, she specialized in cosmetic dentistry in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills, attending to a distinguished clientele ranging from the Gray Family of Grayse and St. John to Buzz Aldrin, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Gwen Stefani and George Clooney. During this time she mastered the art of impeccable customer service, an eye for beauty and the utmost attention to detail, traits which carried over seamlessly to real estate.

An adventurer at heart, when Gillian’s not representing clients in real estate, she enjoys spending time with her family, running marathons, and fitting in travel whenever time allows. She has served on the board of numerous charitable organizations throughout the Coachella Valley and was a Girl Scout troop leader for several years. Most recently, she served as 2017 President for National Charity League Desert Cities and remains an active member with her two daughters.

Mary Yasol
Realtor Associate at The Agency

A seasoned real estate professional with extensive experience serving the Florida and international markets, Mary Yasol thrives on helping clients achieve their real estate and investment goals across South Florida with The Agency.

Specializing in new developments, luxury homes, and commercial investments across Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas, Mary has earned a reputation for providing outstanding service that extends well beyond industry standards. This, coupled with Mary’s integrity and ingenuity, have enabled her to build an impressive network of loyal clients and service providers, making her one of Miami’s most trusted agents. Affectionately known as “The Real Estate Beauty Queen of Miami,” Mary parlayed her focus, tenacity, and drive to finish as a front-runner in a Philippine National Beauty Pageant in 2011 and The Ms. International World Beauty Pageant in 2019. Now, she translates her winning approach to real estate, with her tenacity, market knowledge, efficiency, and resourcefulness, has helped her clients meet and exceed their goals in the highly competitive South Florida market.

Born and raised in the Philippines and fluent in English and Filipino, Mary maintains an active philanthropic role within the community. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and the Philippines to assist different communities in serving the less fortunate and supports several initiatives that benefit women and children. In her time outside of real estate, Mary enjoys a variety of hobbies, attending personal development seminars such as Tony Robbins, maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle, traveling around the world to network and experience different cultures, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Nelly Beck
Agent at The Agency

I'm a licensed REALTOR® at The Agency. Currently a resident of Palm Desert, CA specializing in the sale of residential houses. Territory includes majority of Coachella Valley including Palm Desert, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Palm Springs, and Indio. 17+ years of intensive sales and marketing background, with success of building long term relationships. Common thread was the ability to provide, great service and implement strategic marketing solutions that best fit my client’s needs.

Throughout my career, I've worked hard developing these skills which allows me to have a deep understanding of the ever-changing real estate market. Past sales experience provides myself with the necessary tools to swiftly adapt to business trends and create top notch marketing models for my clients. Overall, this enables me to capitalize on market fluctuations creating the best results for every transaction.

Charles Borromeo
Agent at The Agency

Charles Borromeo joins The Agency El Paseo with a wealth of experience in luxury homes and renovations, serving Palm Desert and the greater Coachella Valley as well as Los Angeles. With the ability to deeply connect with individuals and understand their dreams and goals, Charles is a loyal advisor to his clients, keeping their best interests at the forefront throughout every step of the real estate process.

A fourth-generation American Filipino, Charles was born in Makati, Philippines, and came to Los Angeles when he was ten years old. He attended Marymount College and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, studying business marketing and fashion design. He helped build his family business in healthcare, worked in entertainment finances, and became a top sales representative for EMK Beverly Hills, a luxury skincare company. He started in real estate simply to protect his family’s real estate investments—renovated multimillion-dollar homes operated as Airbnb properties. Becoming an agent was the next right step and something he has enjoyed immensely.

When he’s not serving his clients, Charles loves to travel and experience the world and spend time with family and close friends. He enjoys golf, pickleball, and hiking. Although he has a taste for finer things, he appreciates life’s simplicities as well. He has been involved in several charities, such as the Beverly Hills Firefighters Association, SafeHouse of the Desert, and has worked to provide supplies for those who suffered Typhoon Haiyan.


Joe Budelli
CRO at Propy

Joe Budelli has 25+ year Sales Executive. Leadership, loves scaling organizations from start-ups to Enterprise level. Strong background in information management and process automation & workflows; Personal Real Estate Investor, Parent of 2, loves surfing and golfing.

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