Dean McGill with SD County EscrowDean McGill, a Native San Diegan, has over 25 years’ experience in the residential Title and Escrow business. He is an entrepreneur who owned and operated a multi-branch independent escrow company expanding to 3 offices and 23 employees over a 5 year period.

With revenues exceeding $2.4 million annually, $50 million in trust funds under management, and a reputation of high integrity, he was a target for an acquisition by a national title company. In 1995, he sold WestStar Escrow to Chicago Title Company and was brought on board as an Assistant Vice President. He assisted in setting the escrow standards for Chicago Title as they integrated their mass escrow acquisitions with their title operations. Over the next 11 years he managed 4 escrow offices and over 40 employees. Dean has been active in many organizations including the San Diego Escrow Association, and California Escrow Association.

Dean holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from National University and lives in Ball Park Village, Downtown, with his wife Ginny, daughter Kelly, and son Brian, both graduates of The University of Arizona. When not in the office you will probably find him on the tennis court, playing singles, doubles, or taking a lesson. A miniature poodle named Brut, and a Maltipoo named Frankie have run of the house.

Dean is very excited to be part of the Windermere Family.

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 17 offices and have had over 450 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

As a real estate licensee, you may find that there are many things to consider when choosing a brokerage to hang your license. From the start of your journey into a Real Estate career, you’ve had to make several choices, from which classes to take, to studying online or in a school, even down to deciding if, and when, to start. Among all of the choices you have yet to make, there is one particular choice that can quickly determine just how successful you could be from the start of this exciting new journey. The most important, fundamental key to your career in Real Estate, easily boils down to one choice – your brokerage.

 

Getting your Real Estate License?With countless offices opening up on what seems to be a daily basis, it is no surprise to see how popular the industry has become through the years. People oftentimes choose a career in Real Estate for one of several reasons; from needing some extra income, to choosing your own flexible schedule, to knowing many people in the market and so on. While there may be many determining factors involved in why you originally chose to get started, picking the right brokerage for you is much like many big choices in life. Your personal reasons are what makes all the difference.

 

What’s different about Windermere Homes & Estates is not so much as what we do, it’s more about what we don’t do. We are not a brokerage who simply targets every new agent through a spam campaign telling you why we’re the best. We do not go after agents for the simple fact of volume. We do not promise the world without the intention of delivering. And we certainly don’t leave our agents high and dry after they’ve joined our company.  

 

Windermere has always focused on 3 core principles; hiring the best people, giving them the best tools, create thriving communities. It’s as simple as that.

 

Success - Go Get It!Windermere has always been diligent in recruiting the best agents, and this fundamental truth does not lie on the premise of top producers only, but looks for natural leaders with an ambition and drive to excel. These are some of the most important things we look for when finding our agents, and oftentimes, our agents even find us.

 

With a reputation for success, along with a flare for fun, Windermere Homes & Estates has never been easily comparable to other local brokerages, and we stand proud of our uniqueness and the business we have built over the years. 

 

Don’t just take our word for it. Come meet us yourself and find out why so many agents have chosen, and continue to choose Windermere Homes & Estates

 

We look forward to meeting you.

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 17 offices and have had over 450 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Elia Kovar, SD County EscrowElia Kovar, previously the Manager of Westar Escrow, believes her past experiences have helped her to become the person she is today: Someone who likes to help others. Before becoming an escrow officer in 2000, Elia’s work experience included years in the customer service department of a major Title company; 5 years as an administrative assistant and agent recruiter for Century 21 Teamwork; and more!

As a member of the California Escrow Association (CEA), Elia stays current on the rules and regulations that govern the industry, and is committed to delivery of excellent service. ​Elia has found assisting people in achieving their version of the “American Dream” to be very fulfilling. Not a day goes by where she is not focused on the Customer, making sure they understand the escrow process, describing what to expect next, and doing her part to add to the overall home buying and selling experience.

Elia comes to SD County Escrow with years of experience, and a mission to give her customers the best possible service, 24/7. She will act as SDCE’s Operations Manager and Escrow officer, operating out of Windermere Homes & Estates’ Aviara office in Carlsbad.

WHE are thrilled to welcome Elia to our escrow division, and look forward to her involvement with SDCE moving forward.

For any questions regarding escrow, or to discuss how SD County Escrow can be of benefit to your business, please contact Elia Kovar at 619.504.0098 or by email at ekovar@sdcountyescrow.org.

Please join us in welcoming Elia and into her role!

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 17 offices and have had over 450 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Deborah DankoDeborah Danko of Windermere Homes & Estates was presented the 2017
REALTOR® Award of Excellence for the Fallbrook/Bonsall district. The Award
goes to a local REALTOR who demonstrates integrity, adherence to REALTOR
Code of Ethics, exceptional service, and community involvement.

Over the last 15 years, Danko has earned a reputation of trust, respect and
reliability. Prior to entering real estate, Danko invested 20 years in the computer
software business as Director of Marketing.

Danko’s high-tech background was a perfect fit as real estate had just made the
leap from paper-based to digital tools. Online marketing and client systems were a
seamless integration for Danko into her business.

Her corporate life, consulting, project management, and advanced degrees have
provided her the skills, discipline, and work ethic to navigate her clients through
the real estate “obstacle course.”

“I am a full-time REALTOR,” she said. The executive work ethic is engrained in
Danko still today, “every day I get up, get dressed, and go to work.”

Danko loves working the north County. “I grew up in Michigan where camping
and fishing were my favorite things to do. I love the outdoors, and am just a
country girl…in a suit.” Danko, her husband and two Boxer dogs reside in
Fallbrook.

In today’s market, Danko radiates a positive attitude. “Every single day, someone
is buying or selling a home.” Inventory is low, prices are up, and interest rates are
still low. “This is the perfect storm for sellers – the best time to sell in a long
time.”

Danko’s professionalism makes her a valued member of the Windermere Fallbrook
team. “We are thrilled to have Deb in the office”, says Diane Hogencamp, Branch
Manager. “She has a fantastic attitude, is always ready to lend a hand, and a
pleasure to work with.”

Helping clients transition from one home to the next is a joy for her. “I have had
the pleasure of helping so many great people here. I enjoy bumping into them
around town” says Danko.

Danko is a member of the North County Board of Realtors. To reach her, call
(760) 271-4760, visit www.DeborahDanko.com, or email 4debdanko@gmail.com.

Samuel Robles Jr.Samuel Robles, also known as Sam Sam The Real Estate Man, grew up in Carlsbad and graduated from Carlsbad High. After Palomar College Sam transferred to Cal State University Long Beach where he received his degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing. After graduating from college he began his sales career selling credit card processing services to small business in rural areas of the United States. Although not the best job coming straight out of College, Sam learned a lot about sales and how to provide value to clients and solve problems. He then went on to sell a variety of services and products from battery pack and computer components, to Environmental Consulting, to fractional real estate ownership, and now is proud to serve families as a Realtor.  Service is first and foremost for Sam, and he is dedicated to developing relationships that last a lifetime.

 

Sam currently lives in Oceanside with his wife and 7 month-old baby boy, Wyatt. Whenever he can take advantage of some free time Sam enjoys snowboarding, golfing, bowling, and most importantly, hanging out with his family. Sam will tell you he is very blessed to have grown up in such an amazing area, and he looks forward to growing  his business and being the best real estate professional he can be.

 

“Sam is a true customer service professional.  He understands that his help can be what makes the client’s experience a good one, and he strives to achieve that with each and every person with whom he works.  We’re looking forward to working with Sam, and we’re happy he chose to join us at our Carlsbad location,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

Want to meet Samuel?  Call him at 760.845.2835, or by email at SamRoblesJr@gmail.com.

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 17 offices and have had over 450 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Sudi TabatabaiLicensed in Washington and California, Sudi’s thorough knowledge of the Greater Seattle & and Southern California’s coastal properties makes her an invaluable resource to clients. With a refined eye, she expertly navigates her clients’ search for distinctive residences. Sudi’s welcoming personality is complemented by drive, discipline and attention to detail – unfailing qualities that have cemented long-term relationships with clients. As a member of the Sales Team at the Four Seasons Private Residences in Seattle for 4 years, her dedication and professionalism was instrumental in selling the remaining 11 residences worth $37M.

Sudi designs and delivers the most innovative marketing experience with an international perspective. Her connections to the global real estate network will insure maximum exposure to a Seller’s property to targeted markets. Knowing the intricacies of the luxury real estate market, Sudi offers an unparalleled degree of personalized attention. She is well accustomed to different cultures and has represented international clientele in their luxury property acquisition in the US.

“Sudi’s commitment to her clients underlines her dedication to developing relationships and maintaining high standards of service.  We feel truly fortunate that she’s chosen our Del Mar location,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

Prior to her real estate career, Sudi spent 10 years in corporate America at Fortune 500 companies garnering senior consulting roles in information technology in the US and abroad. She holds an MBA with concentration in Management Information Systems from San Diego State University.

To see what’s next for Sudi give her a call at 949-330-3746, by email at SudiT@windermere.com.

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 17 offices and have had over 450 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

 

Liz KennyLiz Kenny grew up in the Chicago area on 5 acres with her parents and 3 brothers.  She enjoyed winter sledding  and a farm nearby, but the holidays were spent in the city with family.  She chose college in San Diego, and after graduation returned to Chicago, where she met her husband. It took 15 years but coming back to San Diego was on her list, and she’s back!

Liz and her husband chose to settle in La Costa.  The Encinitas school district and beautiful homes in Carlsbad were exactly what she wanted for her family, and her previous experience as a realtor nudged her back into real estate.

Liz and her husband have also renovated their last 7 houses.  They brought them up to their personal standards, then moved on looking for a new challenge.  Her remodeling expertise has become a great tool when showing property to clients.  She can walk into any house and see the possibilities and share that with her clients.

Liz will be working out of the beautiful Carlsbad office.  Clients will tell you that Liz is conscientious, dependable, kind and ethical.  Not an aggressive sales person, more of a knowledgeable friend  who is always available for the details that come with a real estate transaction.

“Liz’s experience with renovation translates so easily to our industry.  What a gift for her clients, to be able to discuss possibilities with somebody who has been through it so many times!  To have that resource during the purchase process makes those decisions that much easier, and we’re extremely happy that Liz has chosen to work in our Carlsbad location,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

What to see what Liz is up to next?  Give her a call at 206.229.5881 or email her at LizKenny@Windermere.com.

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 17 offices and have had over 450 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Reem AllosWindermere Homes & Estates is growing and is excited to have Reem Allos as the newest edition to the family.  With a legal background and a law degree, Reem understands complex legal issues that arise in divorce, probate, and trust related sales transactions.

 

Understanding that communication and knowledge are the keys to reaching real estate goals, Reem applies what she’s learned to hone her negotiation skills while she also educates clients on the process of a transaction.

 

She assists her clients in quickly selling inherited or jointly owned properties so that they can have efficient access to the capital tied up in the property.  Moreover, on her first visit, Reem typically will identify “Smart and Quick Fix-Ups” that can be easily taken care of and provide significant return on investment, resulting in a higher sale price.

 

For her Buyers, she assists her clients in finding the right home or investment by providing a list of properties before they are syndicated to third-party websites.  She has advanced analytical skills that allow her to search multiple real estate data service providers, like Ten-X, Realtor, Sandicor MLS, and others to find the perfect piece of property to meet her client’s objectives.  She’s well versed in contracts and tax law that ultimately benefit her clients and their bottom line.

 

“Reem’s legal background gives her an edge in our industry.  Negotiations are part of her tool kit, and her experience with probate and trust give her skills vital to the process.  We couldn’t be happier to have her choose our Scripps Ranch office,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

Want to see what Reem’s up to next?  Give her a call at 858.382.0110 or via email at reem.allos@gmail.com.

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 17 offices and have had over 450 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Karen MadeiraBorn and raised in San Antonio, Karen received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas. Soon after graduating, she began her life long career in customer service, first as a flight attendant with American Airlines. Her flexible schedule allowed her to also help out in a friend’s real estate office, where her interest in this dynamic business was born! After having children and while working part-time, Karen achieved director status with a direct sales company, and later became a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor. In 2004 her family relocated to sunny San Diego and have called Carlsbad home ever since. Her sons are now 17 and 20, and they also have a wonderful German shepherd rescue named Trace.

 

There is no doubt that Karen is an outgoing “people person”, so it is not surprising that she has accumulated more than two decades of award-winning customer service in the airline, sales and fitness industries. Helping others achieve their goals has always been Karen’s goal and passion, and as a REALTOR®, that means giving 100% to assist a buyer or seller as seamlessly as possible through all steps of a transaction, resulting in a successful escrow closing.

 

With her children now young adults, Karen can fully devote her energy and efforts to her business and clients. She intends to do that through delivering the highest level of service possible while following the golden rule. With Karen’s knowledge, integrity, respect and care, her intent is to make every client a friend and to create lasting positive and professional relationships.

 

“Karen’s warmth is apparent to anyone that meets her and her customer service skills are superior.  Her commitment to clients shows a dedication to developing relationships and a high standard of service, and we’re delighted that she has chosen to join our Carlsbad team,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

Call Karen to see how she’s doing at 760-815-2288, or by email at KarenMadeira@windermere.com.

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 17 offices and have had over 450 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Jeff Goodrick, RealtorJeff, shortly after graduating high school, started his career working for a San Diego based construction company, framing hundreds of custom and tract homes throughout Southern California.  After a few years of working on various job sites he started working for one of the nation’s largest home builders, managing various multi-state operations.

 

He’s no stranger to the investment side of real estate since he has been flipping, wholesaling and renting homes starting in his mid-20s, and continues to look for great opportunities every day.

 

Jeff decided to get his real estate license when he realized many of the Realtors  helping him find investment homes not only didn’t understand how to properly calculate cap rates or cash flows but also were weak on negotiating skills and seemed to be more focused on their own financial goals than helping him attain his goals.

 

For the past 13 years he has been working closely with home buyers, sellers and investors in reaching their real estate goals.

 

“Jeff is a numbers guy. He knows the questions to ask and how to get answers.  His experiences flipping homes gives his beginning investors invaluable knowledge, and his approach to education gives his clients peace of mind.  Not a small thing when you’re investing for the first time.  We’re lucky he chose to join our Carlsbad team,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

Want to see what Jeff is up to?  Give him a call at 760.822.1020 or by email at jeffgoodrick@gmail.com .

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 17 offices and have had over 450 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.