mary ackermann gaer linkedin picWindermere Homes & Estates welcomes Mary Ackermann-Gaer as the full-time broker associate for onsite sales at Trilogy. Mary has been selling real estate in Southern California since 1992. She is a licensed broker and licensed general contractor. She started as a Budget Analyst for one of the largest developers in California and was quickly promoted to Project Manager, which led to her becoming a Licensed General Contractor in 1985. Those skills led to a perfect match for a Real Estate career that began in 1992 and continues today.

A Southern California native, Mary and her husband, Eric Gaer, purchased a home at Trilogy La Quinta in early 2004. They enjoy the golf and activities available within the development and have a wealth of knowledge of the area. Mary has worked with new home developers for the last three years and will be an essential part of the onsite for Trilogy Real Estate team.

With a double degree in Marketing and Business Management, Mary offers advanced technology driven marketing techniques, market analysis and excellent negotiation skills for her buyers, sellers and investors. You will find her commitment to her clients always comes first.

“Mary is a true professional with integrity, knowledge and your interest in mind. She brings great knowledge and expertise to our Windermere Onsite Real Estate Team at Trilogy,” says co-owner Brian Gooding.

brian__rich_400With offices popping up all over Southern California, Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) has carefully orchestrated its newest location in Northern San Diego. The exciting news of expansion into the Escondido area has spread like wildfire, sparking interest from countless agents wanting to expand their reach up North.

Adding Escondido to its roster of offices seemed like the natural choice for the growing Windermere brand. With hundreds of agents already on board, Windermere is happy to offer this fabulous location to agents located in the Northern region of San Diego.

Owners Brian Gooding & Rich Johnson anticipate a fully functional temporary location over the next few weeks, already welcoming many agents to its newest branch. The Escondido office sits in the epicenter of the city at 316 W Mission Avenue, nestled between Centre City Parkway and N Escondido Blvd. This prime location is easily accessible off Interstate 15 and is only a short drive from surrounding office locations like Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Ranch.

This Windermere flag, proudly planted in Escondido, will likely engage countless new agents seeking change and searching for a company with upward potential.

With all new expansion comes great opportunity for new agents to join the growing company. Owners Brian Gooding & Rich Johnson encourage agents to stop by any of our offices to see just what the Windermere brand represents – hire the best people; give them the best tools; create thriving communities.

About 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. 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.

Is Vista the new emerging area for luxury homes?

quails_trail_rd_891_11_23146_mlsSan Diego – July 11, 2016 – When you think about Vista housing, your first thought might not be million dollar estates.  Think again because there are some gorgeous, custom, luxury, homes and estates in Vista that appeal to the most discriminating buyer.

And it’s in demand.

In fact, the highest priced home in Vista (area codes 92081, 92083, 92084) this year sold for was for $1,400,000.00 by Gini De Armas of Windermere Homes & Estates. The average DOM (days on market) for a home listed in Vista above $1 million dollars is 92 days. Gini, through her connection, was able to find a buyer for the home within a week and the home closed escrow 30 days later. It was never even “on the market”, making this transaction hassle-free for both the buyer and the seller.

“It’s not every day that you get an agent who is ready to bring so much knowledge to the table and has so many connections within the industry. Gini is a constant leader in the real estate market, she goes above and beyond to meet her client’s expectations and it is truly a great honor to have such top-level talent working with us,” Brian Gooding, co-owner.

This luxury 4,245 sq/ft Vista home with 5+ bedrooms is located in the gated community of Quails Ranch, a special niche community with about 35+ homes total. This home boasts luscious landscape, gorgeous views, fruit trees, elaborate outdoor entertainment living area with pool, fire pits, courtyards and fountains. Additional elaborate features of this executive home include a newly built luxury 400+ sq/ft home office, a state-of-the-art sound room, wine cellar, game room and enclosed RV parking.

150053418-20“Gini is a highly accomplished real estate agent. She is one of our Premier Properties Directors and specializes in luxury real estate. She is the #1 go-to realtor® to talk to if you are thinking of buying or selling in Vista and surrounding areas. She has extensive knowledge of the area and its communities,” says co-owner Rich Johnson.

Although the average price of homes sold in Vista since the beginning of the year is $511,527 up 7% over last year, Vista is an emerging market with some great luxury home options. If you are looking for a luxury estate with more amenities, more land and for a more reasonable price point than San Diego’s coastal areas, Vista just might be the place to go.

About 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. 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.

Gary GrubeWindermere Homes and Estates proudly welcomes Gary Grube. Gary is a hard working agent that delivers honesty, integrity and extensive knowledge of the San Diego and Riverside County areas. Gary believes communication is the key to any successful business transaction and strives to make his clients to feel as comfortable as possible when purchasing or selling their home. Gary commits to working with his clients individually to understand their needs and build a relationship necessary for complete client satisfaction.

“It’s not everyday that you get an agent who is ready to bring so much knowledge to the table and learn as much as they can at the same time. Gary is a constant learner, and is always looking for ways to better serve his clients in anyway he can,” Rich Johnson, co-owner.

Mike SumnerWindermere Homes & Estates welcomes Mike Sumner. Mike comes from a family of Real Estate. He was first licensed in 1996 under his father Jim Sumner. Jim eventually retired but Mike Sumner has continued the family business. Over the last 20 years he has seen it all and will bring that experience to the table when you work with him. He is an honest agent who put’s your needs above his. He always has time for questions and concerns you might have.

“It’s always exciting to have new talent in your company, especially with someone who is a constant professional and understands hard work. Mike Sumner is innovative in his approaches and understands the importance of what our clients need,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner.

Windermere Homes & Estates welcome Debby Neff to the Carlsbad office. 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… 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 hardworking and entrepreneurial spirit!

A quick study, passion for building relationships, inherent interest in design, and 24 years living in North County San Diego, make Debby a perfect fit for the real estate industry. Her strong negotiating skills add to the building blocks of a solid foundation in helping you achieve your desired results.

In her spare time Debby’s compassion visiting seniors as well as the San Diego streets and homeless shelters, donating food, clothing, and personal articles for comfort. She also volunteers her time, energy and loves working with “4 legged children” a.k.a. dogs!

“Debby makes certain she understands her clients needs and diligently uses her intuition and knowledge to find just the right properties at the right price. She was flexible, professional, and knowledgeable. Debby is rich with solutions and resources. I really enjoyed working with her, she is understanding, strong and supportive—especially as my needs and the market changed. I’ve worked with many local Realtors, and I am grateful the path led to working with Debby.” – Richard C.

Debby’s primary focus is on your satisfaction. She takes pride in being accessible to each and every one of her clients to provide the highest level of customer service and integrity. Truly listening to her clients’ needs is her number one priority.

She is a CNE-Certified Negotiation Expert, as well as, A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) is a REALTOR® who is uniquely qualified to assist seniors in housing sales and purchases.

Debby has an established a team of photographers, designers, stagers, landscapers, estate sale transaction specialists, movers and coordinators,  all her years of experience and expertise assist her in preparing your property for sale. Her past clients can attest to her ability to do what it takes to sell their property and/or  find them the perfect home including those not currently listed!

Steve WebberWindermere Homes & Estates welcomes Steve Webber and his team Action Home Seller’s to their NEW Escondido office. After many successful years as a sale rep, working for companies such as Spalding and Nike in the golf industry, Steve decided to pursue his passion helping people buy and sell Real Estate. After 25 + years of experience as an international Real Estate investor, Steve has been able to create a premier client experience that exceeds expectations.

Another calling for Steve has been to mentor other Real Estate agents seeking the success they have not been able to achieve on their own, by making them part of our team. Launching a team concept, called Action Home Seller’s, has allowed Steve and his partners, Brad, and Michael, to expand the premier client experience by aligning with more talented agents and making them part of our team. Action Home Seller’s ranks in the top 2% of all agents in San Diego. Windermere Real Estate Services has over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving in the Western United States.

Brad WebberWindermere Homes & Estates welcomes Brad Webber, part of the Action Home Sellers Team, to The Plaza at Aviara! Brad’s real estate career began as an appraiser trainee at the age of 22 while studying at Cal State San Marcos. Having grown up in North County San Diego, he was already very familiar with the area. After graduating with a degree in business in 2004 and having completed his trainee apprenticeship, he obtained his Certified Appraiser License and started WW Appraisals with a longtime friend and fellow appraiser, Michael Webb. When his father and top real estate sales producer, Steve Webber, approached Michael and him to start a sales team, he jumped on board and Action Home Sellers was started. At this point, Brad had over 10 years in real estate appraisal experience in Southern California and several years’ experience as a real estate salesperson. Having been a part of thousands of real estate transactions, my experience and knowledge in the Southern California real estate market is a real advantage when helping clients buy or sell homes.

Brad’s passion for business and real estate drives him to provide every client, whether a seller or a buyer, with the highest level of integrity. His real estate experience allows him to offer a level of service that can’t be matched by the typical real estate agent.

Some of Brad Webber’s recent accomplishments include:

  • Helping build one of the top real estate sales teams in San Diego County.
  • Recognized as an extraordinary appraiser for two consecutive years by one of the top appraisal management companies in North America for my professionalism and commitment to exceptional service for clients such as JP Morgan Chase, Navy Federal Credit Union and Prospect Mortgage.

Michael WebbWindermere Homes & Estates welcomes Michael Webb, part of the Action Home Sellers Team, to The Plaza at Aviara! Michael has been an experienced realtor® since 2002 with many satisfied clients to attest to his strong work ethic, communication skills and commitment to their satisfaction. He is a licensed broker associate, realtor, mortgage banker and certified real estate appraiser. His strong knowledge of the mortgage industry and experience appraising thousands of properties throughout San Diego County and Southern California is critical to the success of both buyers and sellers. His mortgage knowledge includes most types of financing and the intricacies of each such as DTI”s, Credit Scores, gift assistance, LTV”s, down payments, property conditions, underwriter requirements, down payment assistance programs, VA, FHA, Cal Vet, Conventional, Jumbo, etc. Michael is also a professional property manager with experience directing the leasing, maintenance, and all aspects of successful ownership of investment real estate.  Whether it be asset acquisition, tenant screening or strategic flips, his expertise is invaluable to his clients.

 

 

Agnes SmithWindermere Homes & Estates welcomes Agnes Smith to their NEW Escondido office. Agnes has extensive experience in mortgage lending which she leverages to help buyers and sellers realize their dreams in real estate.  She helps clients in Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar.

Agnes is extremely reliable, honest and trustworthy.  She always looks out for her clients’ best interest and doesn’t rest until she gets the best deal for them whether they are buying or selling their home. She is well respected by her peers and loves to build lasting friendships and partnerships.
Agnes has an unparalleled sense of urgency and a win/win solution mentality. Earning clients’ trust and loyalty is very important to her.  She strives to make the process of buying or selling a home a smooth one. She is committed to her clients’ success, guiding them every step of the way!

Agnes is an award winner with proven track record of sales experience.  She understands diverse backgrounds as she herself is an immigrant.  She immigrated to US at age 14. She is fluent in Polish and English languages with “working” knowledge of Spanish language.