Rick McCandlessWindermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Rick McCandless to their Rancho Bernardo office. Don’t let Rick’s engaging southern charm let you overlook the fact that Rick has extensive real estate knowledge and is consistently recognized as a top producer. Rick’s education includes a degree in marketing from the Univ. of Tennessee, he is a multi-year winner of the prestigious Five Star Agent award (only 7% of agents), he has put forth the time and effort to earn the Certified Residential Specialist designation (only 5% of agents) and also is a certified Karrass negotiator (a world renown distinction). In Rick’s spare time, he enjoys coaching his twin 12 yr. old’s sports teams and spending time with his wife Kristy.

Dionne Moore
After an extensive career in sales, marketing, and management, Dionne Moore has brought her talents and experience to Windermere real estate in Fallbrook. Not only does she provide exceptional communication and customer service to each and every one of her clients, but she now has joined a company known for its experience and integrity . . . Windermere Homes & Estates!

Dionne’s kind and easy-going attitude makes her not only someone her clients love working with but agents enjoy the experience of working with her as well. Having spent much of her life in San Diego, Dionne knows the southern California lifestyle well and areas like the back of her hand! She helps buyers and sellers not only sell and purchase homes she guides them with an even hand every step of the way.

The beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, casual lifestyle, and thrilling attractions make San Diego a popular destination for both locals and transients. Because of this reputation, San Diego is also known for its in-demand housing market. Home inventory is at its lowest right now which means prices are going up. Recent data suggests that homes are staying on the market for 45 days or less. With San Diego being a seller’s market, a big challenge for real estate agents has been finding a place for sellers to go once their home has sold. If you are entertaining the idea of selling or buying a home in the San Diego area, having a partner to assist you in the process and provide you with valuable knowledge of the community is a must have.

Finding the right real estate agent is the first, and most important, step. Rich Johnson, owner of Windermere Homes & Estates, explains, “When it comes to choosing a broker, the agents you are interviewing need to explain their qualifications, including how good they are at negotiations, and their experience in the local market. They must know the neighborhood.” He also suggests that you talk about their level of detail when
it comes to marketing, and ask what systems are in place to market the home, such as
social media, open houses, and advertising.

Once you have picked an agent you are comfortable with, walk through your house with them. The agent can make suggestions for improvements that you may have missed on your own. If the home is unfurnished, you should most definitely stage the home before you list it because staged homes tend to sell for higher prices.

With the San Diego area, and Rancho Bernardo in particular, being a rapidly growing locale, Rich states, “A healthy market has an average of 6 months of inventory. Rancho Bernardo has a little over 2 months. This means it is a strong seller’s market.” The 92127 zip code (west of I-15), has about 2.3 months of inventory in mostly new construction developments. East of I-15 in zip code 92128, there is a lack of supply for both
attached and detached housing, leaving the market with about 2.1 months of inventory.
“These are moving at an incredible rate, which is raising demand and prices.”

Windermere Homes & Estates not only provides the highest level of integrity to the housing industry, but also brings decades of knowledge and sharp attention to detail. Their well-trained agents are focused on integrity and understand the marketplace, and know that buying or selling a home is an experience, not a mere transaction.

Written By Jill Marber

larry malestic
Born and raised in Glenview, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Lawrence migrated west in 1983 to escape the frigid winters. He was a professional tour caddie working on the European PGA Tour in the summer, and enjoying the resplendent Desert in the off season. The Senior PGA Tour was just getting rolling, so he hopped on-board, and spent the next 12 years working for, and around, the living legends of the game.
His life was spent globe-trotting and pining for a family. He left the profession in 1997, and became a full-time resident of the Coachella Valley.

Lawrence became a Realtor in 2005 and has enjoyed working in various facets of the real estate industry, including three-year tenure in the sales office at Andalusia at Coral Mountain, selling homes in the $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 price point. He also spent two years working for Investors Capital Network, a Trust Deed Investment Brokerage specializing in investor-funded land acquisition financing, mezzanine financing, and construction capital.

Larry is currently a resale expert with Windermere Homes & Estates in Palm Desert, California. He is passionate about properly marketing a client’s property and using all of the cutting edge technologies available in order to sell the home for the highest amount, in the shortest period of time. He also thoroughly enjoys pairing Buyers with the home they will make memories in for years to come.

Larry possesses an intimate knowledge of this area, and the current real estate market. If you’re looking for an expert to guide you through the complexities of the real estate transaction, give him a call.

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Dennis Watkins to their Carlsbad office. Dennis has a Bachelor degree of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from San Diego State University. After completing his degree he worked for the Carlsbad Senior Center as the Director. He was able to double the growth the Center by bringing in several new programs through grants from the Area Agency on Aging. Although this was a great opportunity and very rewarding he knew his main desire was to go into business for himself. So he started a full service Insurance Agency and began selling commercial and property Insurance. He owned and operated this agency for 26 years before selling the agency for his true passion in Real Estate sales. He’s extensive background brings great knowledge to helping his clients whether they are selling their home or purchasing a new home.

Artur Nersisyan
Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Artur Nersisyan to their Scripps Ranch office. Artur brings a business approach to real estate developed from those years of entrepreneurship and banking experience. He sees himself not as a salesman, but as a consultant of property transactions. Artur is a people person and he loves to help others realize the American dream of home ownership. He’s a serious student of real estate who stays informed of every aspect of the market – from local legislation to changes in lending practices.
With clients he forms a close, professional bond that puts them squarely at the center of each transaction. He endeavors to understand what they want and how to get them as close to their ideal as possible within the limitations of the marketplace. This is why he doesn’t specialize in just one neighborhood, or price range, or property type. He goes where his clients’ needs take him; from affordable units to first time home buyers, to multi-million dollar buildings and single family homes.
Buying or selling real estate is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make and Artur’s goal is to efficiently assist you through the entire process of selling or purchasing your home, while getting you the best value possible. There is no substitute for hard work. Artur will be happy to service your real estate needs.

• Masters in Science in Accounting, University of Central Florida
• Licensed Real Estate Agent, State of California.

Janiece Haney
Windermere Homes and Estates proudly welcomes Janiece Asa-Dorian to their Scripps Ranch office. Janiece has 27 years of experience as a San Diego Realtor servicing all areas in San Diego County. She works with both buyers and sellers meet their real estate objectives. As a San Diego native, she has extensive knowledge of each of the communities located in and around San Diego, and works tirelessly on her clients’ behalf to make the buying and selling experience a pleasant and successful one.

“Janiece has strong negotiation skills with honesty and integrity, which makes her a fantastic fit for our brand and our company,” says co-owner Rich Johnson. “Janiece owns the designation GRI, the Graduate REALTOR Institute designation and SFR, Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist. Those designations are the mark of a real estate professional who has made a commitment to providing a superior level of professional services.”
REALTORS with the GRI designation are highly trained individuals in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients. Janiece is also certified as a Relocation Specialist, as well as, a Referral Specialist and has been honored by San Diego Magazine in 2010, 2011, and 2012 with the Five Star award for Best in Client Satisfaction.

Kara Courtney
Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Kara Courtney to the Aviara/South Carlsbad office. Kara has a deep understanding of the needs of home sellers and home buyers. She is skilled at putting a plan in place that will get them what they want while putting the most money in their pocket. Kara has created a business that meets the needs of sellers and buyers by making sure that they have the valuable information they need, their plans and transaction details happen on time and that they end up with the most net in their pocket.

Selling or buying a home is a big decision. Call Kara today before selling or buying a home in North San Diego County so you can get the best advice and end up with the most net in your pocket. Kara Courtney – 760-583-2226 or Kara@FineHomesSD.com.

don gisler Windermere SoCal
We are proud to announce Don Gisler as our newest family member in our Windermere Palm Desert office. With over 28 years of experience as a licensed real estate broker, Don has continually been a top-producing agent in the Coachella Valley and also the Orange County Coastal cities, Don focuses his vast experience on The Desert Resort Homes and Country Club properties and also the Orange County Coastal Homes and Estates.

“Don presents a professional demeanor with a warm, clever, and intelligent personality into today’s Desert area real estate industry. His vast knowledge of the area is a great asset to our amazing team,” says co-owner, Brian Gooding.

Don offers strong negotiating skills with fair and articulate real estate strategies for his client’s to consider. Don’s primary objective is to protect his client’s interests and stay true to his fiduciary responsibilities throughout the real estate process. Additionally, Don’s goal is to make sure his client’s real estate buying or selling experience is as enjoyable and rewarding as it is successful and fulfilling.

Tracy SheppardWindermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Tracy Sheppard to their Del Mar office.

Who is Tracy?
Tracy was born and raised here in California and has lived in San Diego for 25 years. She has lives in Carmel Valley with her husband and children and her kids attend Torrey Pines High school and Canyon Crest Academy. She loves spending time with her teenagers and also loves the outdoors. She enjoys running, biking, hiking, tennis and taking her dog Bentley to the beach. She has volunteered at the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club as a Volleyball Coach, and loves volunteering with her church at a homeless shelter in Downtown San Diego. She knows San Diego well and has enjoyed working with clients through many real estate transactions.

Tracy’s Profile
Tracy’s passion for real estate began when she bought and sold homes even before she was a realtor. She loved the process of buying and selling so much that she decided to become a real estate professional. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia University Irvine, and loves educating buyers and sellers on the process of purchasing or selling their home.

Why Choose Tracy?
She prides herself in having extensive knowledge of the North County San Diego area, after living here for 25 years. She is dedicated to providing her buyers all the information they need to navigate the purchasing process. She works with first time buyers as well as seasoned buyers and will walk each client through the purchasing process and treat each client as if they are her only client. She has successfully sold many homes here in San Diego, and will provide each listing with specialized service to make sure their home gets the maximum exposure which will ultimately bring the highest sale price. She works with clients to price their homes to effectively sell them for the highest price possible. She prides herself in communicating with her clients
through the sale process so that each seller is constantly aware of the activity going on during the listing/escrow process. Tracy has spent her career as a realtor perfecting her negotiation skills and will fight hard on your behalf to get you the results you desire in your transaction. She will provide honesty, integrity and loyalty to each client and will work hard to earn her clients’ referral. Tracy treats every home she sells as if it were her own home.