Windermere Homes & Estates has donated $15,000 to Feeding San Diego’s COVID-19 Response Fund in an effort to help tackle hunger in San Diego communities during the pandemic. Thanks to a challenge match, Scott Cook and Singe Otsby matched the $15,000 donation, making it a total of $30,000. With this donation and more from local communities, Feeding San Diego is able to provide more that 665,000 meals every week during the crisis.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates and Feeding San Diego have partnered several times in the past to deliver nutritious foods to individuals in need across San Diego county. This partnership began because of the alignment in each organization’s core pillars: community outreach. Windermere’s 2019 community service day was at Feeding San Diego’s warehouse where real estate agents and their families helped sort reclaimed food for redistribution. With 8 hours of service and a $15,000 donation, Windermere helped feed 63,000 people for that week.

 

Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger relief charity in the community and continues to work towards providing nutritious food to thousands of families, students, seniors, military families, veterans and people facing homelessness.

 

Chief of Development and Marketing Officer, Gavon Morris, says “Together, we are meeting the difficult and unique challenges of this pandemic, lifting our community, and providing our neighbors with the resources they need and value.”

 

Windermere strives to keep communities thriving and dreams moving forward, finding new ways to come together to support families and children in need. Windermere is looking forward to this continued partnership with Feeding San Diego.

 

Windermere Foundation

 

The Windermere Foundation donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold using a Windermere agent towards supporting low-income and homeless families in local communities. In addition to a financial donation, Windermere donates a day of service to local communities in need; helping to build and support thriving communities.

Dog looking into glass door at catYour moving day is set and it’s time to start preparing. As you’re making your lists and checking them twice, don’t forget to factor in your furry friends. Here are some tips for making sure the process goes smoothly.

Medical records. When moving to a different city or state, one of the main things you need to take into consideration is finding a new veterinarian that is the right fit for you and your pet. If you have family or friends in the area ask for recommendations or do your own research by reading reviews and news articles. Once you find one, contact your current vet to initiate a transfer of medical records. Then schedule a “get to know you” appointment shortly after your move. Transportation. Whether it’s a short drive or a long plane ride, you pet will likely need to be put into a carrier. For most pets, this is a foreign concept and they require time to get comfortable with it. Start acclimating your pet as early as possible and use comfort items like treats and favorite toys and blankets to make the experience a positive one for your pet. Acclimation. Pad your moving schedule with ample time to get your dog or cat acclimated to their new home. While the movers are still hard at work, keep them safely away from foot traffic to reduce stress. Once they’ve left, make sure to clear anything that could be dangerous and block off areas as necessary then let them free to get a lay of the land on their own.

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

Full coffee cup with 'begin' written on itOne of the biggest milestones you will reach in your life will be deciding to become a homeowner. But before you take the leap, make sure you set yourself up for easy transaction and a good home buying experience. Check out the tips below to ensure it!

Do your research and find a good agent. Familiarizing yourself with the home buying process before beginning your house hunt and finding a knowledgeable, experienced agent to represent you can make all the difference in securing your dream house and paying the best price for it. Pay off other debts. Before you take on such a big, expensive purchase like buying a home, dedicate yourself to paying off your student loans, car loans, and credit card debt. Not only will this allow you to live more comfortably while you’re in your new home but it will allow you to be a better candidate for a home loan. Save for the down payment. The majority of home buyers don’t pay in cash for their home, but the more you are able to put down, the better financial position you will be in. Create a budget early on, stick to it, and start saving well before you start seriously looking for your home. This will also help you determine the price range to search in. Be patient. If this is your first home purchase, the process can feel intimidating and overwhelming and you may feel like you’ll never find a home that meets your wish list and is in your price range. But don’t lose hope. Stay patient and trust the process and your agent.

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

Garden with flowers in the foregroundIf you are looking to cultivate your green thumb and try your hand at your first garden, then below are some beginner tips just for you!

Track the sun. Before you choose your plot of land, spend a few days monitoring which areas receive the most sunlight during the course of the day. Most edible plants require at least 6 to 8 hours of sun a day, so after watching how sunlight travels through your yard, you will be able to pick the best place for your garden.

Familiarize yourself with your soil. Do you have soil that is clay based or sand based? Does is drain quickly or slowly? Does it require additional nutrients? By evaluating your existing soil using a soil test kit, you can determine what you need to add or adjust to make sure it is high in nutrients and drains well for optimal gardening. It is best to test your soil in early spring before you plant or after the harvest in fall.

Choose the right plants. Not only do you want to select plants that grow best in your climate, but you also may want to try your hand at some of the easier ones to maintain before expanding to others. Some easy-to-grow plants include geraniums, marigolds, sunflowers, day lilies, cucumbers, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Time your watering carefully. The frequency in which you water your garden depends on several factors: age of the plant, type of soil, humidity, rainfall, sun, wind, and more. Make sure to do your research and create a watering schedule for yourself to ensure the longevity of your plants.

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

Apartment building, front facadeInvesting in real estate can be a great alternative to traditional investments and many owners choose to rent out their property. Here are some of the top benefits for getting into this line of business!

Increase over time. Money being put towards real estate investments has increased substantially over the past few years. This is due to an influx in demand of rental properties and an increase in rental rates. These continue to trend upwards, meaning your property’s value will continue to increase as well.

Security. Unlike investing in stocks, your investment growth is a lot steadier with a very minimal chance that you can lose it all overnight. Generally, experts can predict when the market will start to dip in advance, and you can adjust accordingly.

Create passive income. Investing in a rental property (or four!) can make you money while you sleep and the rent you collect can cover or exceed your mortgage payment and other expenses, allowing you to bring in extra cash flow.

Tax breaks. As a real estate investor, you can take advantage of several tax exemptions. Rental income is not subject to self-employment tax and government provides tax breaks on insurance, repairs, legal fees, and property taxes.

Inflation. Although normally a bad thing, people who own rental properties actually benefit from inflation because, as the cost of living increases, so does your income.

Flexibility to sell. Renting out a home allows the homeowner the opportunity to be selective about when and if they sell while the home is still appreciating. Once the market is in the right place and the lease is up, they can pull the trigger.

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

7 years ago, WHE set out on a journey to create something different. A place where agents could come and build, grow, and nurture relationships with their clients while collaborating with other like minded agents. Supporting you at the highest level will always be our top priority. WHE are so thankful for everyone who has been on this journey with us and WHE can’t wait to see what the future holds! Cheers to 7 years!

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

We weren’t able to spend our annual awards ceremony together in person, but that didn’t stop us! We were lucky to be able to celebrate all of our top producers and teams for 2019 virtually together! Congratulations to all of our agents for an outstanding 2019.

Cheers to 2020!

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

The team here at Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) has been laser focused on the work in front of us, and adapting to this way conducting business and living.

We’ve been fine tuning our operations now for the past couple of months, while continuing to provide the highest levels of agent support by any real estate firm in Southern California.

As we leaned into our organization, we’ve identified ways WHE could become even stronger while existing in these challenging times. We discovered an area of need to make us better and gain additional advantages over our competition.

To that end, Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to make the following announcement and addition to our Executive Management team. Karl Jokinen, a long term Windermere agent and former Assistant Manager of our Escondido Branch, has been appointed to the position of General Sales Manager.

Karl’s duties will include working directly with our Branch Managers helping to recruit, reach branch objectives and increase communication.His commitment to excellence, professionalism, and growth is vital to this position.  He is an amazing new resource providing the entire management team another key individual to support the growing agent population.

Karl is passionate about helping people and is now tasked to achieve the goals WHE has set for 2020 and beyond. His ability to connect with people on a personal level sets him apart, going above and beyond to help Managers and agents with their unique needs.

Karl reports directly to Windermere owner and broker Rich Johnson.

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

In an industry where there are so many options for selling a home, how do you pick a real estate agent? Statistics are plentiful but how do you make sense of it? The fine people over at Palm Springs Life Magazine assemble all those details to give us a list of Top Producers for the Coachella Valley every year. This year Windermere Homes & Estates would like to celebrate the following agents for being recognized for their extraordinary skills.

Independent Realtors, $10 million to $24 million – JOLIE LEYDEKKERS

As a lifelong resident of the Coachella Valley, Jolie Leydekkers is intimately acquainted with the desert and its surroundings. She has been actively selling real estate since 2005, and has been honored to represent some of the largest investment groups in the country. In as early as her first year as a licensed agent, she received “Realtor of the Year” & “Top Sales Agent” awards, and has won many awards since. From the start of her career, Jolie has worked tirelessly to build and maintain a reputation of class, integrity, and fair dealings.

Her unsurpassed work ethic has earned her a loyal following of satisfied clients. She is well known in our community for her experience, honesty, and strong negotiating skills. As one of Windermere Homes and Estates consistently top producing realtors, she believes that excellent communication and personal relationships are essential and she challenges herself every day to provide the best possible service to her clients, whom she also considers her friends.

You can contact Jolie at 760.02.6736 or via email at [email protected]

 

Sales Teams, $10 million to $24 million – MICHAEL BANNISTER GROUP

The Bannister Group is one of the leading real estate companies serving the greater Coachella Valley area and it’s most desirable communities. A rare collaborative service approach by top-producing sales leaders distinguishes The Bannister Group as the area’s definitive luxury real estate boutique. They are synonymous with sought after addresses, concentrating on the area’s most desirable communities from Indian Ridge to Toscana and beyond.

The Bannister Group was established in 1999 with the intention of creating a small real estate boutique that would grow to meet the demands of the market, yet never outgrow our founding philosophy for meeting the uniquely individual concerns of each client. Together, we bring a dynamic and diverse range of resources to the firm. With hundreds of homes sold, representing both, buyers and sellers as well as in-depth knowledge of inventory and current market conditions, our clients have come to expect the very best.

You can contact The Bannister Group at 760.200.0095 or via email at [email protected]

 

Independent Realtors, $10 million to $24 million – RON BONE

Ron is a year around resident of the Coachella Valley and loves the exciting yet tranquil magic of the Desert. His strong background in custom construction and land development gives him a unique perspective on homes and property that benefits his clients as they team up to identify and find solutions. He loves to work, and believes that his preparation and tireless efforts earn the trust and satisfaction of his clients.

You can contact Ron at 707.321.2626 or via email at [email protected]

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

WHE Is proud to announce the appointment of Nancy Layne as Senior Vice President of Risk Management and Broker of Record.  Layne brings decades of experience in the Risk Management arena and is a well respected and well known leader in San Diego real estate circles.

 

“Nancy Was an easy choice for us to make and the right person to continue to provide WHE agents with a superior level of risk management services and guidance for our agents” states company owner Rich Johnson.  Layne succeeds Jim Berns who held the position for the previous five years.

 

Layne, who has been with WHE since 2016, formerly held the position of Assistant Head Broker and worked hand-in-hand with her predecessor meeting the challenges of the brokerage risk management needs on a day-to-day basis.

 

Nancy is a 3rd generation San Diegan and started her love affair with real estate at a young age.  For many years a successful sales agent, Nancy over the past several years pursued and achieved many local positions including; Chairwoman for a number of Hearings for the North San Diego County Association of Realtors, in Ethics and Disciplinary complaints, as well as a Mediator for that Association, and most recently as a Director for the California Association of Realtors.

 

“Everything I do to stay on top of the contract, the legal issues and the problems and concerns facing our industry, is so that I can be the best advocate for my clients and the agents I serve”.

 

WHE Is an industry leader and well known throughout San Diego, Southwest Riverside and the Coachella Valley.

 

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

Peter Heines, agent with Windermere Homes & Estates, has earned the nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the PSA certification to REALTORS® as determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the pricing assignment from various perspectives.

 

“Consumers deserve accurate property value assessments, so NAR is proud to provide REALTORS with a credential that provides enhanced tools, education, and expertise to determine the most accurate value for a home,” said Marc Gould, Executive Director of the Center for Specialized REALTOR® Education.

 

“Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA” is the required one-day course for the PSA certification that provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to select appropriate comparables and make accurate adjustments, guide sellers and buyers through the details of comparative market analyses and the underlying pricing principles that inform them, and interact effectively with appraisers. In addition to completing the course, participants are required to view two required webinars. Once awarded the certification, REALTORS® will be equipped to guide clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.

 

Peter is licensed in California (DRE LIC# 02092412) and can be reached any time at 619.226.9340, or via email at [email protected]

 

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

Chad Basinger, realtor with Windermere Homes & EstatesWindermere Homes and Estates is proud to announce that Chad Basinger has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Residential Real Estate Council.

 

The CRS Designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers.  Only 3% REALTORS® nationwide have earned this credential.

 

In order to obtain the CRS designation, under the Pro Program, Chad had to meet the following requirements; 16 hours of Residential Real Estate Council education, 10+ years as a licensed real estate agent, 150 transactions total, or an average of $1 million per year with at least 40 transactions, a member in good standing of the Residential Real Estate Council, and a member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS®.

 

Home buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS Designees subscribe to the strict REALTOR® Code of Ethics, have access to the latest technology, and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.

 

Chad is a native San Diegan, licensed in California (DRE LIC #01817600) and can be reached anytime at 858-997-3704, [email protected] or www.chadbasinger.com.

 

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates’ Lisa Herndon joined KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego to discuss the stay at home orders from health officials and its effect on the market. Lisa explains how she is pivoting the way she does business and what expectations for the real estate market once the quarantine in San Diego is over. Click here to see the video.

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

Chad Basinger, realtor with Windermere Homes & EstatesChad Basinger of Windermere Homes and Estates has successfully completed NAR’s e-PRO® Certification Program and has been awarded the e-PRO® certification, the official technology certification program offered by the National Association of REALTORS®.

 

Chad Basinger joins nearly 40,000 real estate professionals who have earned NAR’s e-PRO® certification and dedicated their time and effort towards learning how to use the latest social media technologies to create an online presence and reach today’s hyper-connected consumers.

 

NAR redesigned the e-PRO® curriculum to better meet the challenges of today’s real estate market. The new e-PRO® program has been expanded to include data security and strategies for safeguarding clients’ private information.

 

Social media is evolving every day so it is vital that REALTORS® embrace the new technology and online resources that have become an integral part of the home buying and selling process. Agents who earn the e-PRO® certification are dedicated to making the most of today’s social media and technology to help consumers with their real estate needs, whatever they may be.

 

For more information or contact Chad Basinger at 858-997-3704, [email protected] or visit www.chadbasinger.com.  DRE LIC#01817600.

 

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success

 

 

Did you hear? Windermere Homes & Estates has been recognized in The Real Trends 500 as an elite brokerage in the industry! Click here to read more! 

 

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 77,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $40 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.com.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success

To Our Windermere Family:

As a real estate company – we find joy in helping people move their lives forward. Every day we ask ourselves, “how can we help our agents in staying connected to their clients and their dreams?”

While recent events might put our lives on hold, we know that your dreams aren’t – and they never should be. In a time where social distancing is becoming the day to day norm, we stand firm in our culture and beliefs that connecting people to their dreams is what it’s all about. Choosing Social Connecting over Social Distancing, and being there for you when you need us, and even when you don’t is what we strive for every day.

We strive to bring each clients’ unique vision of happiness to life with outstanding professionalism, attention to detail, and an over-commitment to service. We recognize the world is changing rapidly, especially over the last few weeks. We want to bring the highest level of service to you as clients and deliver meaningful innovation that helps you get closer to your dreams.

Despite the challenges that we are facing, significant business is still happening and demand remains high as rates are low and inventory is limited. Bringing tools and different means of communication is what keeps us connected in times like this. Tools like Zoom, GoogleHangouts, What’s App, and more keep us connected virtually and help us and our agents stay in contact and communicate with their clients during escrows, an array of appointments that may have happened in person, and more!

During this time of uncertainty, we want to be your constant; creating consistency and security in all aspects of life, not just real estate. Everyone within the Windermere family is here to support and assist through the spread of COVID-19 and beyond.

On behalf of our Windermere family across the west, we send our best for the health of you and your loved ones. You are part of our Windermere family, and we are here to support you! Much love to all of you as we get through this together.

Woman smilingNingrit Flud is a 5 Star agent who is a certified negotiator (CREN), a certified Military Relocation Professional (MRP) and a certified Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) who will guide you through the home buying/selling process as a hardworking professional who knows the market. Rest assured, her quick problem-solving skills allow her to be action-oriented in order to create the most enjoyable experience possible for her clients. She will guide her buyers in finding the home that fits their family and lifestyle, whether it is their “forever home” or an investment property, Ningrit will scour all resources to find you what you are looking for. She will assist her sellers in marketing and competitively pricing their home to help them achieve their highest net profit for the current market conditions. Her attention to detail stands out in making sure her clients are well represented in all areas. Honest and dependable, she will give you confidence that she is here to work for you. She enjoys being helpful and will relate to all her clients in a professional, respectful and purposeful manner. Her loyalty and dedication will always be to her clients.

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Homes & Estates has always focused on three basic principles: hire the best people, give them the best tools, create thriving communities. Collaboration not competition and building relationships with agents, clients and community partners has helped Windermere Homes & Estates become one of the top 5 brokerages in California. Backed by Windermere Real Estate, the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S., including over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 87,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume.

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success

Laura Clark, smiling womanLaura Clark joined Windermere Homes & Estates as the Regional Director of Desert Area Operations in 2015. From day one, Laura has leveraged her vast knowledge and skill sets to build and grow the Company’s Desert operations.

 

With offices in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Palm Valley, and 120 agents, Laura works tirelessly to provide support and value to her team of Realtors. “I am passionate about helping agents succeed at whatever level they are at by providing the coaching, tools, and training necessary to help them do so,” Laura says.

 

One of Laura’s many skill sets is recruiting the best and brightest in the industry to her offices. To that end, she will be heading up Windermere Homes & Estates’ new Recruiting Division as the VP of Recruiting and Desert Sales.

 

In this new role, Laura is excited to expand her skill set company-wide and continue to pursue her passion: helping her agents succeed, and sharing in their success.

 

Brandy Nelson, woman smilingBrandy Nelson joined Windermere Homes & Estates in 2016, as a Broker Associate, and is currently the Executive Director of REO/Foreclosure Properties and Executive Director of Commercial Properties for the Windermere Homes & Estates Palm Desert office.

 

An experienced Realtor, Brandy has been in the Real Estate industry for over 15 years in Coachella Valley. She is extremely knowledgeable about all types of transactions, including foreclosures, short sales, residential sales and all aspects of commercial real estate.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates is excited to welcome Brandy Nelson to its leadership team as the Assistant Manager in the Palm Desert office. In this new role, Brandy is looking forward to working with her agents at a high level, assisting them in all aspects of their business.

 

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

 

Windermere Homes & Estates has always focused on three basic principles: hire the best people, give them the best tools, create thriving communities. Collaboration not competition and building relationships with agents, clients and community partners has helped Windermere Homes & Estates become one of the top 5 brokerages in California. Backed by Windermere Real Estate, the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S., including over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 87,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.

 

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

Welcome, Julian Ng, DRE Lic.#02053064, to our Palm Desert Office! Thinking of making a move?? Call us today and let’s chat about how we can help you elevate your real estate career and set you up for success in 2020!

Windermere Homes & Estates
Palm Desert
(760) 660.6444
73-725 El Paseo Drive | Suite 23A
Palm Desert CA 92260