david johnson headshotWindermere Homes & Estates is excited to have David Johnson as a part of their Palm Desert team. David is a California transplant from Colorado when he moved here to play tennis at The College of the Desert. Loving the lifestyle, he decided to stay. Aside from playing tennis his whole life, David has been concentrating on real estate as a career for the past ten years, making him an expert in real estate across the Southern California region.

David values the recreational lifestyle that desert has to offer and loves connecting his clients with their needs and wants in their real estate goals. He’s also a part of the community in every sense of the phrase. David has two young children who attend Gerald Ford Elementary and the Montessori School of Palm Desert. He also loves flying and volunteers at a local fire station.

Thanks to his love for tennis, David is very familiar with many of the communities in the Coachella Valley. He’s excited to be able to offer his expertise in real estate and communities with future clients!

JuneJolleyPhoto Windermere Homes & Estates is excited to have June Jolley as a part of their Palm Desert office! For over 25 years, June Jolley has been representing buyers and sellers of luxury homes, custom homesites, and upscale weekend-get-aways, behind the gates of La Quinta’s most prestigious golf course and residential communities.

Without question, her dedication and commitment to her clients, along with her extra care and personal touch, has earned her the highest praise from her many clients…who have been a constant source of referrals throughout her career.  

June is an intelligent, dynamic Real Estate Professional who knows how to create, negotiate, and close the best deal for her clients. She’s proved it…with nearly $300 Million in personal transactions. Her years of marketing and sales experience is second to none.  

Known for simply being One of The Best Realtors in the desert, June prides herself on providing the best quality service available to her clients. Her niche: She lists a few exceptional homes, rather than an exceptional number, so she has the time to pay utmost attention to getting her listings sold, and finding the perfect home for hers buyers.

Her marketing expertise as a Realtor and years ago in the Corporate World as Director of Marketing for Max Factor Cosmetics, is beyond compare. Combine that with the unparalleled global marketing of Windermere Homes and Estates, you’ve got the best of the best to represent you in the desert.

If you are thinking of buying or selling  , and want Extraordinary Representation, call June Jolley today.  She doesn’t have a crystal ball, but when it comes to marketing your home for sale- she is an expert.

Tina Do RealtorWindermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce that Tina Do will now be representing the company out of the Del Mar office. As a San Diego real estate professional, Tina brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about selling and buying real estate. She has experience to help sellers, buyers, and investors with all their San Diego real estate needs. Whether it’s selling a property for a seller, or finding a dream home for a buyer, she approaches all challenges with the right mix of passion, creativity, integrity, and intensity to deliver the smooth successful transaction.

“Tina was very instrumental in selling our home. From the first time my wife and I met her, she displayed a very professional demeanor. She presented to us ‘matter-of-factly’ the options we had in selling our home of 17 years. She was very attentive, knowledgeable, honest, sensitive and forthcoming in how she sold our home. Tina carries with her our trust and appreciation! She is our very own Real Estate Agent! We highly recommend her in any of your real estate needs.” Trulia Review

Tina has loves working with first-time home buyers, Relocation buyers and sellers. She also is passionate about selling luxury homes, single family detached homes, condominiums, multi family homes, as well as short sales and foreclosures homes. Tina has earned her CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert), SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource), and SRS (Seller Representative Specialist) designations.

Tina is also fluent in Vietnamese and is ready to serve the community in all of future clients’ real estate needs! Make your dream a reality with Tina Do, she can be reached at tinado@windermere.com or by phone at 858-354-5194.

120927_jcs_092 2The Times of San Diego published an informative article written by our very own Chad Basinger! The Tax Benefits Every Homeowner Needs To Know About explains mortgage interest, property taxes, home improvements, home office deductions, and home energy tax credits. It’s a great resource for everyone this tax season.

Chad Basinger has held his CPA license since 1994, has his CFP Certificate, and has been a license Reatlor® since 2007, practicing in in San Diego County. In 2015, he was recognized in the top five of nearly 400 agents at Windermere Homes & Estates. Click on image to read!

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Windermere Homes & Estates is thrilled to welcome Caryn Gildea to their team. Caryn is an experienced realtor, who has spent over the last decade devoted to helping home buyers find their dream homes. Clients have claimed loyalty to her stating, “While it can be overwhelming and stressful to purchase your first home, our experience was nothing but wonderful. Every home that she sent our way was personalized to every detail that we were looking for, and we found our dream home, she negotiated it perfectly. We have no problems on issues through the entire process. She was always available, in contact, and helpful beyond anything I would ever expect from a real estate agent. She listens carefully to her clients, and takes pride in finding the perfect home. She is honest, reliable, and has integrity and respect for her career. She is the only agent I will ever work with!” (Zillow Review)

Caryn prides herself on delivering a service of always doing what is in her clients’ best interest. She believes in honesty, trust and staying up-to-date with the latest trends in the real estate market. Most importantly, she understands how crucial it is to get her clients into their dream homes and on the seller’s side, the best offer for their properties. “Having an agent that is so involved in making her client’s needs her personal responsibilities really sets Caryn apart from her colleagues,” Rich Johnson, co-owner.
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Caryn is available to help you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise for your local market. Her office is based out of the Windermere Homes & Estates Fallbrook office located at 746 S Main Avenue, Fallbrook 92028. She can be contacted at 760-644-3322 or by email at caryngildea@aol.com.

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Scott Ray and Associates and Windermere Homes & Estates has a new addition to their team, Lori Tran. Scott Ray has been a top producer in the San Diego market for 26 years with a proven track record of over 850 properties sold. His team specializes in Scripps Ranch, Poway, 4-S Ranch, Del Sur, Santaluz and Carmel Valley. Lori has recently joined the Scott Ray and Associates and is ready to bring an exceptional service to buyers and sellers. With Lori you are never alone in the real estate waters. She understands the unfamiliarity of the market and works hard to keep her clients informed through open communication and shared knowledge. Valuing honesty and integrity, she is always there for her clients and works to help them reach their real estate dreams. “We are extremely lucky to have an agent who sees the industry as a people business, not as a sales business. Lori Tran understands that the key to having a successful business is having happy clients. She is in it to see people in the homes they want to be in, not in the transactions that make her money,” Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

Lori has been working in the San Diego real estate sector for a number of years and knows what it takes to make and close strong deals. As a natural business woman, she can anticipate unforeseen obstacles will walk hand-in-hand with her clients to get them through it.  Communication to Lori is a core value and she is always available to work around and with clients’ schedules. She is fluent in Chinese and Vietnamese, and especially loves helping clients bridge the gap between eastern and western cultures. She understands the importance of loyalty and works to ensure her clients come first.
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Lori is based out of the Rancho Bernardo Office located at 16783 Bernardo Center Drive in Rancho Bernardo. She can be reached at 858.729.8494 or by email at RealtorLoriTran@gmail.com. She’s at your service, home buyers!

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Windermere Homes and Estates Welcomes Michael Carle to their Palm Desert office on El Paseo. Michael has recently joined and is ready to bring an exceptional service to buyers and sellers. With Michael you are never alone in the real estate waters. He understands the unfamiliarity of the market and works hard to keep his clients informed through open communication and shared knowledge. Valuing honesty and integrity, the work he puts forward is always for his clients to reach their real estate dreams. “We are extremely lucky to have an agent who understands the Southern California market as widespread as Michael Carle does,” Brian Gooding, co-owner.

Michael Carle started his Real Estate career in early 1995 working for a leading real estate company in Laguna Beach selling beachfront properties. Late 1997 he was giving an opportunity to move to the Desert and become the sales manager of Merano, a new home community that was being built. Once Michael moved here he quickly fell in love with the desert and the desert lifestyle, he sold out the development in late 1998 and moved to a leading Real Estate company here in Palm Desert to start his career in re-sale homes. Michael has been a successful listing agent here in the valley since his move into re-sales and has not looked back.
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Michael operates out of the Palm Desert office located at 73-725 El Paseo Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260. He can be reached at760.861.2328 or by email at michael@lookingfordeserthomes.com for any of your real estate needs!

Windermere Homes & Estates has added three amazing agents to their team! Welcome Marilee Lowe, Deborah Danko, and Douglas Brickell!

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Marilee Lowe has lived and worked in Fallbrook since 1984 both as a business owner and community volunteer. She has served as a director on multiple boards including the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Merchants Association, R.E.I.N.S. Therapeutic Horsmanship Program, The Foundation for Senior Care, Vista Palomar Riders, and Fallbrook Riders, Inc. She has a love for real estate and for the equine community. Marilee has a passion for the rural lifestyle and is an expert in equine properties and Fallbrook communities.
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Deborah Danko is an experienced real estate agent and her philosophy towards business is simple: Clients come first. She is in constant communication clients, keeping them informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. She believes that her clients are left with an amazing experience then she didn’t do her job. For Deborah, success is measured through the satisfaction of her clients.
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Douglas Brickell is no stranger to the Fallbrook community. Having served as a fire fighter for many years he brings a unique perspective on the home buying and selling experience. Understanding that communication and knowledge are the keys to reaching real estate goals, and Douglass is constant in keeping open communication with clients and educates them on the essentials of the real estate process. He works hard to anticipate and take action on possible hurdles along the way and works for this clients with the utmost integrity.
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Marilee Lowe, Deborah Danko, and Douglas Brickell are all based out of the Windermere Homes & Estates, Fallbrook at 746 S Maine Avenue, Fallbrook and can be reach at (760) 936-8145.

Michael CarleWindermere Homes and Estates Welcomes Michael Carle to their Palm Desert office on El Paseo. Michael has recently joined and is ready to bring an exceptional service to buyers and sellers. With Michael you are never alone in the real estate waters. He understands the unfamiliarity of the market and works hard to keep his clients informed through open communication and shared knowledge. Valuing honesty and integrity, the work he puts forward is always for his clients to reach their real estate dreams. “We are extremely lucky to have an agent who understands the Southern California market as widespread as Michael Carle does,” Brian Gooding, co-owner.

Michael Carle started his Real Estate career in early 1995 working for a leading real estate company in Laguna Beach selling beachfront properties. Late 1997 he was giving an opportunity to move to the Desert and become the sales manager of Merano, a new home community that was being built. Once Michael moved here he quickly fell in love with the desert and the desert lifestyle, he sold out the development in late 1998 and moved to a leading Real Estate company here in Palm Desert to start his career in re-sale homes. Michael has been a successful listing agent here in the valley since his move into re-sales and has not looked back.

Michael operates out of the Palm Desert office located at 73-725 El Paseo Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260. He can be reached at760.861.2328 or by email at michael@lookingfordeserthomes.com for any of your real estate needs!

lori_tran_hs_200Scott Ray and Associates and Windermere Homes & Estates has a new addition to their team, Lori Tran. Scott Ray has been a top producer in the San Diego market for 26 years with a proven track record of over 850 properties sold. His team specializes in Scripps Ranch, Poway, 4-S Ranch, Del Sur, Santaluz and Carmel Valley. Lori has recently joined the Scott Ray and Associates and is ready to bring an exceptional service to buyers and sellers. With Lori you are never alone in the real estate waters. She understands the unfamiliarity of the market and works hard to keep her clients informed through open communication and shared knowledge. Valuing honesty and integrity, she is always there for her clients and works to help them reach their real estate dreams. “We are extremely lucky to have an agent who sees the industry as a people business, not as a sales business. Lori Tran understands that the key to having a successful business is having happy clients. She is in it to see people in the homes they want to be in, not in the transactions that make her money,” Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

Lori has been working in the San Diego real estate sector for a number of years and knows what it takes to make and close strong deals. As a natural business woman, she can anticipate unforeseen obstacles will walk hand-in-hand with her clients to get them through it. Communication to Lori is a core value and she is always available to work around and with clients’ schedules. She is fluent in Chinese and Vietnamese, and especially loves helping clients bridge the gap between eastern and western cultures. She understands the importance of loyalty and works to ensure her clients come first.

Lori is based out of the Rancho Bernardo Office located at 16783 Bernardo Center Drive in Rancho Bernardo. She can be reached at 858.729.8494 or by email at RealtorLoriTran@gmail.com. She’s at your service, home buyers!