Legacy Homes and Estates are happy to announce their recognition as #1 sales team for 2015 & 2016 at the Windermere Homes & Estates annual company party, October 14, 2016. Their consistent sales record, totaling 156 closed transactions for 2015 and 161 closed transactions for 2016, have allowed them to thrive in the industry, surpassing their own sales records with each year that passes. From their client relationships to their precise expertise on their areas of specialty, it is clear to see why the team is able to serve so many families year after year. Comprised of 7 agents, Legacy Homes and Estates had sales volume of over 38 million in 2015, growing to a group of 9 in 2016, allowing them to reach a staggering 39 million and counting for 2016. These full time, award winning agents have ranked in the top 1% of agents nationally, and either #1 or #2 with the Windermere Homes & Estates brokerage.

Testimonials on the team commonly mention how professional, reliable, and knowledgeable each team member is. Over 90% of the sales done each year come from referrals and repeat clients, adding continual testament to the satisfaction their clients feel. The vast knowledge and area expertise allows the Windermere team to support families throughout San Diego and South West Riverside Counties. This well-known team consists of: John Olenik, Diane Teti, Jennifer Teti-Burroughs, Susi Vickery, Kris Akagi, Tom Kaa, Jessica Adams, Denise Williams and Patsy Romero. Legacy Homes & Estates is proud to be a part of Windermere Homes & Estates, where they were recently ranked #2, “Most trusted residential real estate brokerage” nationwide. Find this team at Windermere’s Rancho Bernardo office, located at 16783 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego CA 92128.

Rich Johnson, owner of Windermere Homes & Estates exclaims, “We are so proud to have this amazing team as part of our growing company. Their sterling reputation in the industry and unwavering work ethic, allow them to remain on top in sales. Year after year, the Legacy group has continued to surpass all expectations, proving their place as atop ranked team.”
To find out about working with this award winning Windermere team, visit: www.LegacyHomesandEstates.net

About Windermere Real Estate
Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. WHE is also the fastest growing franchise of Windermere Real Estate. Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. 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 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Legacy Team

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce Nancy Canfield’s recognition as a Five Star Professional for the 8th year in a row! Nancy has been chosen as a 2017 Five Star Real Estate Agent award winner, allowing her special publications on pages like SanDiegoMag.com and FiveStarProfessional.com. These high traffic sites feature some of the best that San Diego has to offer, from restaurants, to events and local gatherings. This research driven recognition for the Five Star Award is based strictly on service professionals who provide quality service to their clients.

According to FiveStarProfessional.com, award winners are listed at no cost in a special advertising section within the city/regional magazine and on FiveStarProfessional.com. This award can then be shared with clients, colleagues, family and friends. The Five Star Award is presented to wealth managers, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, home/auto insurance professionals, and dentists in more than 45 markets in the U.S. and Canada.

In gaining this special recognition, Nancy Canfield proudly announces her 8th straight year receiving this unique and rare recognition. With the support of Windermere Homes & Estates, recently named “Most Trusted Brand West of the Mississippi,” as well as, “The Fastest Growing Brokerage in California,” Nancy’s reputation for service pairs perfectly with the well-known, long standing credibility of the company who represents her throughout all her transactions.

Rich Johnson exclaimed, “I am proud to have Nancy Canfield on our team! Her recognition as a Five Star Agent year after year proves her dedication for her craft and her unwavering work ethic, which is synonymous with Windermere’s core values.” As a local realtor in the Rancho Bernardo & Poway areas of North County San Diego, Nancy always goes above and beyond for her clients, going “well beyond the traditional role of a realtor” as client have stated.

Read more about Nancy’s progress in the industry by visiting www.FiveStarProfessional.com, or visiting her site: NancyCanfield.WithWRE.com.

Jessica NiemasWindermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Jessica Niemas to Kate Wilson’s team in the Rancho Bernardo office. Kate has grown up here and feels privileged to be able to work and play in one of her favorite cities in the world: San Diego. “Amazing food, wonderful entertainment, nightlife, beaches, and parks…OH MY! I know you may be thinking of other great cities, but San Diego is home and I am so grateful to be able to work hard for my clients, helping them buy and sell in beautiful San Diego,” says Jessica.

Kate grew up in Tierrasanta neighborhood of San Diego and graduated from Serra High School. Go Conquistadors! Shortly after graduating high school, she joined the U.S. Navy as an analyst. After six and a half years in the Navy, a couple of combat deployments, and traveling around the world, she decided to hang up her uniform, permanently.

Now she celebrates a career in Real Estate, merging her love of systems and detail orientation from the military, with her sense of family and community, both being from a place of service. As an agent, her personal directives are ensuring that people get the true care and service that they desire during a transition on a home, while taking special care of her fellow veterans.

sdut-marty-conrad-20160903Owners Rich Johnson & Brian Gooding are proud to announce the newest team member joining their firm, Marty Conrad. Bringing an extensive history in the real estate field, Marty will be joining the team as their chief operating officer, working side by side with owners Rich Johnson, Brian Gooding, and broker of record, Jim Berns. As a Northern Illinois graduate, Marty’s extensive history and reputation for ethics and efficiency are synonymous with the core values and principles that Windermere bases its foundation on. Having over 12 years of experience as VP of Coldwell Banker, Marty was responsible for the operation and profitability of 21 locations throughout San Diego and South Riverside county, working with thousands of sales associates and employees directly. 

Having served as a former Marine Officer in 1973, Marty lives and breathes leadership, bringing those key fundamentals to the Windermere team. Marty’s contribution to the team will allow Windermere to further educate it’s agents and staff, bringing in a new leadership dynamic to the already explosive powerhouse of a company. 

Rich Johnson exclaimed, “We couldn’t be happier to have gained such a well known, respected, and experienced member to our firm! With Marty joining us, we anticipate further growth within San Diego, and the entire Southern California region.”
Marty will be joining Rich and Brian as their new COO, working out of several of the Windermere Homes & Estates offices, located in San Diego County. Find out more about Marty Conrad’s transition onto the Windermere team by visiting www.whesd.com

bolasAs a native San Diegan, Justin Bolas grew up right in town with his family, playing soccer, surfing, golfing, and enjoying all sports related hobbies. With his heart set on venturing into the sports arena, Justin found himself studying all aspects of golf, attaining his associate’s degree in professional golf management. Justin’s interest bloomed over the years, leading him to work in several golf clubs and communities where he would continue to work within fields that spoke to his interest in sports.

Justin quickly became employee of the month at Omni La Costa resort and spa, and became service champion for several months in a row. Justin was also voted top 10 best servers in San Diego by the Union Tribune for 2014 and 2015. Due to his dedication to customers and his love for serving others, Justin quickly transitioned into customer service expert, food and beverage manager for 10+ years, and eventually a private dining instructor and wine buyer for the clubs he worked in. Justin became well-known and admired for his commitment to work, making constant connections and friends along the way.

As a team builder and leader, Justin found himself searching for a career that would allow him to continue servicing the community he called home.

Justin finally decided to change gears and venture into a career in real estate, connecting with his past clients and friends within the communities he knew so well. These connections allowed Justin to become one of the most well known, highly respected agents in the field.

With an honest approach to serving his clients, Justin is best known for his loyalty and integrity when it comes to buying and selling homes. When it came time to find a company that reflected the same values that Justin shared, Windermere became the clear choice. Referred directly by a close friend and work associate, Justin joined Windermere’s Rancho Bernardo office.

When Justin isn’t assisting buyers and sellers in finding their perfect place, he spends his free time volunteering for autism San Diego, coaches Rancho Penasquitos little league, plus Rancho Penasquitos soccer after 16 years of playing competitively across the country, and spends the remainder of his time with his wife and boys.

To find out how Justin is doing, you can reach him at the Rancho Bernardo office, located at 16783 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego CA 92128. You can also reach Justin direct at: 858-284-7009 || JustinBolas@Windermere.com

Anna EckelmanWindermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Anna Eckelman to Karen Pado’s team in the Rancho Bernardo office. Anna moved to San Diego over 30 years ago and was quickly drawn to the inland North County area. She settled in the Scripps Ranch area where she and her husband raised two great kids. The sense of community here reminds her of the small town atmosphere she appreciated while growing up in Arizona. It’s the small things that drew her in…  it’s the Saturday morning walks to the farmer’s market, the great schools, the life-long relationships made with the parents of her children’s friends or the closeness to all things San Diego: the thriving downtown, the great beaches of North County, hiking at Torrey Pines…

Anna knows this area well and she can assist you in finding the perfect home that fits your individual needs. She will provide you with all the professional care, and honesty while giving you the highest level of attention that you deserve during the home buying process.  She loves helping others and your satisfaction will be her highest priority.

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Krista Pratschner to their Carlsbad team. SheKrista Pratschner has been representing buyers and sellers in north county for 16 years and counting. She considers this a privilege and always put the needs of her clients first.  As a Senior Residential Specialist (SRES), she works with the senior community by offering valuable resources and guidance to help her clients reach their specific goals. She looks forward to working together with you on any and all real estate needs you may have now and in the future!

“It’s great to have such an excellent, experienced agent like Krista Pratschner join our team.  She has strong ethics and excellent customer service, she will make an excellent fit to our team and company culture,” says co-owner, Brian Gooding.

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Debby Neff to their Carlsbad office. Having moved from the east coast to San Diego in 1991 with her now late husband…Debby’s successful and extensive sales background began when she was a toddler selling behind the counter, standing on a step stool in a family business… soon enough… 20 years later she was working with real estate developers in Philadelphia and the surrounding metropolitan area which helped to set the groundwork for her enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit!

As a quick study, and 25 years living in North County of San Diego, she realized it was a perfect fit for her to Listen, Learn and Lead the way. Debby’s passion for building solid relationships, her inherent interest in design, coupled with her strong negotiating skills all add to the building blocks of a solid foundation in helping you achieve your desired results.

What are your dreams, where do you see yourself, where are you coming from and how can I help you prepare for your next move or home.

Debby’s life experiences have been used as a springboard, and are now utilized in order to assist her clients with their real estate needs. Debby is especially sensitive to needs of those in transition, working with widows/widowers. She holds her SRES designation/Senior Real Estate Specialist and enjoys working with the needs of the senior market. In addition, Debby is a CNE designated [Certified Negotiation Expert].

“It’s not every day that you get an agent who is ready to bring so much knowledge and compassion to the table. Debby is a wonderful person and an excellent real estate agent, constantly looking for ways to better serve her clients in any way she can,” Brian Gooding, co-owner.

In her spare time, Debby’s compassion, can be felt with her volunteering time, energy and LoVe of working with DOGS! In addition she visits the San Diego streets & homeless shelters, donating food, clothing and personal articles for comfort.

For recreation, besides time visiting with her close friends, or sipping a nice glass of wine, you can find her working out either walking, talking, hiking, biking, hitting some tennis balls or running on the beach~ Her golf takes practice, practice, practice!

Ron-Wilson-SmWindermere Homes & Estates proudly announces its new Rancho Bernardo Assistant Manager, Ron Wilson. Bringing an extensive portfolio of real estate expertise to Rancho Bernardo, Ron Wilson has been a licensed California realtor since 1978, and a broker since 1988. With over 20 years spent managing corporate real estate departments for Oak Industries, Central Federal Savings, American Residential Mortgage, Chase Manhattan Mortgage and Long Beach Mortgage, Ron spent the earlier part of his career diversifying his portfolio. Additional business ventures include leasing and acquisition for C.W. Clark Inc., managing residential and commercial properties for San Diego State University Foundation, plus an additional 7 years of experience as a residential real estate broker/associate.

Graduating with a B.S. from Western Illinois University, Ron has taken several advanced college level real estate courses for broker license qualification in addition to other on-going real estate coursework.

Ron’s experience makes him a key player on our growing WHE team, allowing him to assist agents on a multitude of issues, dealing with the multi-faceted business of real estate. His experience in property management, investment properties, short sales, foreclosures and commercial real estate allow him to play a pivotal role in assisting our company on either end of the spectrum.

Rich Johnson, owner of Windermere Homes & Estates exclaimed, “We are very excited to make this announcement and look forward to Ron’s participation and endless experience within the real estate field! In choosing Ron, we continue to follow the core values implemented by the WHE brand – ‘Hire the best people, give them the best tools, create thriving communities.’ These principles are also applied when hiring our managers, and we feel that in choosing Ron to lead the Rancho Bernardo office, the agents are in the most capable hands available.”

With over 400 agents already on board, the Windermere family continues to be one of the largest single-owner brokerage in San Diego County based on volume. As the most trusted brand West of the Mississippi, Windermere Homes & Estates values the integrity of those who continue to place such a high regard on the expanding company.

“I anticipate that Ron’s support within the company will give the agents the kind of encouragement and leadership that will help benefit the company as a whole. Welcome to the team Ron – We look forward to working with you!” – Brian Gooding, owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

Teresa JohnsonAs the proud mother of two children and seven grandchildren, Teresa Johnson was born and raised in the Southeast region of the country on a farm in Arkansas.

Growing up, it was instilled in Teresa to work hard while cultivating the resources around her. In doing so, Teresa turned a hobby into a career, baking her way into a full time career in the restaurant industry.

Teresa shifted from 8 years in mortgage loan processing to full time baker upon her arrival in San Diego. With wonderful new opportunities in Southern California, Teresa ventured into the restaurant industry and opened several restaurants and bakeries where she was able to create several different bread recipes, launching a successful career spanning over 35 years.

Teresa started several businesses revolving around this new found interest, opening The Alpine Break Basket Restaurant & BakeryThe Grove Pastry ShopArtistic Wedding Cakes by the Grove, and Teresa’s Baking Co., which were all highly regarded, successful businesses.

With deep roots and history in the East County, Teresa learned about giving back and supporting local communities. While serving on boards of several non-profit organizations, Teresa has been very active in the implementation and improvement of bettering lives of countless others. Over time, Teresa has come to love and appreciate a greater service to others, leading her into the real estate world, which continually offers a service that goes far beyond the transaction.

This new found path has brought Teresa into an exciting new career that is not only rewarding, but speaks to the passion and drive felt by all agents alike. Providing clients with the premium service they so deserve, Teresa is happy to join the Windermere Homes & Estates brand, which reflects these same core values and interests.

Find Teresa Johnson at the Windermere Homes & Estates office, located at: 2605 Alpine Blvd, Suite 3, Alpine CA 91901.