headshot_400Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce that Robert Anastasia has joined the Sean Zanganeh Team. Robert D. Anastasia possesses distinctive skills as a negotiator and interpersonal communicator, two essential elements needed for a successful real estate transaction. He brings dedication, tenacity, and diligence to the table making the home selling process effortless for his clients. Clients working alongside Robert always take notice of his passion to be the best and his devotion to helping them achieve their goals. He takes pride in offering the highest caliber of service and marketing available. His result driven approach, analytical acumen, and attention to detail backed by the Sean Zanganeh Team at Windermere Homes and Estates make him one of the most trusted real estate advisors in San Diego. This is Robert’s promise and the epitome of his work ethic.

radio_pic1_400Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce that Del Mar Agent Hedy Goldman was featured on Real Talk San Diego Radio!  Hedy shares with listeners; her passion for Real Estate, how she got into the business, how she helps her investor clients, and her very hands on approach.  Listen to Hedy’s full feature here – http://youtu.be/5DYZm58OJ6c.

Call Hedy…When You’re Ready!

Hedy Goldman #858-504-2334

Vickie Hoey HeadshotWindermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce that one of their agents has been chosen as one of San Diego’s 2015 Rising Star award winners!  Vickie Hoey, based out of our Rancho Bernardo office, is part of a select group of up-and-coming real estate agents in San Diego that embody professional excellence and excel in client satisfaction.  As the largest and most widely published real estate award program in North America, agents are selected based on the combination of production levels, complaint history, industry experience and client satisfaction.
Vickie will be featured in the November issue of San Diego Magazine.
Contact Vickie today for all of your Real Estate needs #858-204-8596 – Vickie.hoey@gmail.com.

Tasha-smWindermere Homes & Estates (WHE) is pleased to announce Tasha Manzano has joined our management team as Director of Agent Development. With over 28 years in the real estate business, Tasha brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. Tasha began her career in sales working with title companies providing excellence through training and education.
With nearly twenty-eight years of award-winning management, real estate and title insurance experience. In her 6 years of Brokerage management she led her offices to record-breaking production backed by an office-wide dedication to a positive and productive culture, quality of services and agent development.  Manzano brings proven business development, sales and sales training, customer service and market growth expertise to her new role. One of the area’s most accomplished industry professionals, Manzano began her successful career in sales, creating world class systems, which lead to leadership opportunities throughout Southern California.  Earning top sales awards throughout her career, Manzano was voted Affiliate of the Year for the North County Association of Realtors® and was the Director of Aviara/La Costa WIN for 8 years and nominated Woman of the Year three times by her peers.  She is a standing member of The National Association of Professional Women.  Tasha was a panel speaker at Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at USD and is a repeated guest speaker at Mesa College on business building essentials and multiple workshops around San Diego.  A local graduate of Torrey Pines High School, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Media Studies from University of California, San Diego.
“Tasha has the knowledge, experience and leadership style that fits our core values,” said Rich Johnson, owner of WHE. “We are thrilled to be able to provide our agents with this high level of training and coaching that will help them succeed.”
Tasha will bring her leadership, training, and expertise to all eight offices in San Diego County. She will provide coaching, workshops and dynamic educational programs for agents at every level incorporating her knowledge of transactional issues, sales, title, escrow and management.
Welcome to the WHE family Tasha!

donna_scott_400Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Donna Scott to our Aviara office.  As a San Diego native, Donna is intimately familiar with the city.  “I have lived and worked in San Diego my entire life.  I can’t imagine living anywhere else, the quality of life here is unmatched to other areas.” 

Donna completed her Master’s degree in San Diego, and brings three decades of experience in education to her Real Estate Career.  She obtained her Senior Real Estate Specialist designation to help her clients over 50+ make good real estate investments.  Her goal is to provide her clients with the resources and financial information they need to make sound decisions in their Golden Years.  Her commitment to all her clients is to stay informed, stay educated and provide the best possible service. 

Donna enjoys giving back to her community, and continuously devotes her time to help with beach clean-ups, Vista Community Clinic and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  In her free time, Donna loves being outside with her family, whether it be sailing, hiking, motorcycle riding, or kayaking.  “I just love spending time in our Fantastic Southern California Weather.”

Donna is looking forward to supporting you with all your real estate needs.  She joined the perfect team for Real Estate knowledge; Windermere Homes & Estate’s agents have over 3,000 years of combined real estate experience.

Welcome to the WHE team Donna!

Christine DouheretWindermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Christine Douheret to our Plaza at Rancho Bernardo office. Christine Douheret has been in Real Estate for the past 10 years, buying, selling and rehabbing properties. She brings a wealth of experience, an attitude of determination and commitment to meeting her client’s goals. Christine is a professional having served in an executive role for many years and will treat all interactions with the utmost of professionalism. Communication is her key to success and she will keep you informed all along the way.

Christine has a passion for making a difference in her clients lives. She enjoys working with elders planning on remaining in a home instead of moving to a retirement community and physically disabled individuals. She helps them find the right home for their situation, and makes sure the home can be modified to the client’s specific needs. Christine is excellent at helping her clients and their family members feel assured that the right choice is made from the start.   If you are buying your 1st home, upgrading to a larger home, adding investment property or downsizing, Christine Douheret is the one to call.

Jim-Peters-smWindermere Homes & Estates is thrilled to announce Jim Peters has joined the team.  A professional with over 11 years of real estate experience and 20 years of sales and management experience, Jim bring a high level of professionalism and service to his clients.  Prior to real estate, Jim worked with top companies like Pepsi Cola, Del Monte and Upper Deck.

Jim says it is the quality of the people that have brought him to Windermere. “I feel Windermere is a premium brand with a proven track record.  There is a quality group of people here that share the same values and goals I have to help others ” explained Jim

Owner Rich Johnson says, “Jim not only cares about his clients, but that care extends to the company and the people that he works with and that is why we are so thrilled he has joined Windermere Homes & Estates family.”

Jim specializes in the Poway Unified School District boundaries, but his knowledge and expertise has helped families all over San Diego County.  Over the past 10 years he has closed over $100 million in real estate.  Clients love Jim’s strong negotiating and marketing skills as homes listed with Jim sell fast, averaging only 19 days on market! These skills result in a higher net return for his clients.

Jim will be working out of the Rancho Bernardo office on Bernardo Center Drive. Jim is also very involved with his community and giving back to others through several charities, non profits and The Church at Rancho Bernardo. Jim and his wife Laura have been married for 33 yrs and are residents of Carmel Mountain Ranch for the past 23 yrs. Jim and Laura have 3 children and 2 new grandchildren.

Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) in Southern California is a brokerage catching fire.  In the past month they have named a new Broker of Record, added over 40 new agents, were nominated as “Most Innovative” by Inman News, seen agent production soar and broken ground on a new office. WHE is currently the fourth largest residential real estate brokerage in San Diego based on sales volume. The company currently has a rolling 12-month sales volume of $990 million and this year, they expect to hit $1 billion.   In two short years, they have grown the company to 8 offices and over 300 agents with future expansion on the horizon.  This record growth has earned them the title of “Fastest Growing Windermere Franchise”.  Best of all our agents are having huge success stories. Company-wide over 20 agents have increase production by $2.5 million or greater this last year! It is growth based on agent-centered values.  “When Brian and I opened our first Windermere office two years ago, we agreed that our main focus would be keeping the culture agent-centered and family-oriented by putting relationships before sales quotas,” said Johnson. “We also wanted to create an environment that fueled success and innovation.”
TOP TALENT
It is that carefully cultivated environment that continues to attract top talent from around the Southern California region to join WHE.  Each month the agent roster grows in each of the 7 established offices.  In June, 2015  Jim Berns, two-time SDAR Broker of the Year, joined WHE as the Broker of Record and merged his number one by sales volume Scripps Ranch brokerage with Windermere Homes and Estates.  “I am excited to join Rich, Brian and the entire WHE family,” says Berns. “I believe that this merger is best for my agents and most importantly, our two companies share the same values and beliefs.”  All 30 agents from the Scripps Ranch office were excited to join WHE and become the 8th office.  Berns will be an integral part of the company maintaining compliance and high standards of excellence as the company continues to grow at this rapid pace.

AGENT SUCCESS
A brokerage is dependent on the success of their agents, and WHE owners have stayed true to their vision to create an environment that fuels that success.  This is evident in the increase in agent production in 2014.  Company-wide, over 20 agents have increased production by $2.5 million or greater this last year.

INNOVATORS
Growth and excellence are shared values not just in the Southern California Franchise but throughout the company and are a core reason for the recent Inman News nomination for “Most Innovative Real Estate Company” earlier this month. The Seattle based company is being recognized for their focus on agent support. “Windermere’s focus on technology took a 180-degree shift two years ago. The Seattle-based firm stopped trying to win the real estate search race. Instead, the company invested in back-end technology to support agent initiatives it openly shares with others.” said Inman News.

STAR STATUS
The agents of Windermere serve a wide variety of clients from first time home buyers to celebrity A-listers.  Most recently Windermere agent Janine Stevens represented Phil Knight, co-founder of Nike Inc.  The billionaire announced in June he will be stepping down as chairman of the company sometime next year. The recently purchased home is at the Madison Club in La Quinta and sold for $4.25 million.

NEW FRONTIERS
There are no signs of slowing down anytime soon for this brokerage on fire. They have recently broken ground on a third office in Rancho Bernardo and have plans to expand to a second location in Carlsbad.  “We love the excitement and energy that growth brings to our company” said Gooding.

ABOUT WINDERMERE
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. 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 28 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit http://www.windermere.com.

steve Dirk300x294Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Steve Dirk to our Del Mar office. Steve provides the personal attention and knowledge to help you find your dream home. He first moved to San Diego in 1993 and has been an active member at Del Mar Country Club and Rancho Santa Fe Farms golf clubs. With 22 years of “local knowledge”, he can assist you in living near the beach with the world’s best weather. Steve says, “The most satisfying aspect of my job is helping families find their dream home. Now with the incredible support of the Windermere Homes and Estates team, along with Windermere’s cutting-edge technology, your dream home is just around the corner!”

Windermere Homes & Estates Names
Jim Berns Broker of Record

Fastest Growing Windermere Franchise Adds Scripps Ranch Location

Rich Brian Jim

(l-r) Rich Johnson, Jim Berns, Brian Goodin

Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) co-owners, Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding are pleased to announce Jim Berns will be joining the management team as Broker of Record.  Jim is three time “Broker of The Year” and well known along the I-15 corridor for his real estate knowledge, integrity and dedication to helping agents. “Jim is a perfect complement to our team.  He has the same commitment to agent success we embody here at WHE and he brings an incredible wealth of real estate knowledge to our agents,” said Johnson.

In addition, the Realty Executive Advantage franchise in Scripps Ranch will merge with Windermere Homes & Estates, growing the WHE franchise to 8 offices in San Diego.  The Scripps Ranch office has been owned and operated by Jim Berns since 1997 and currently has over 30 agents. Already the #1 Scripps Ranch office based on total dollar volume, the merger of Realty Executives Advantage with Windermere Homes & Estates will serve to improve service to the agents, as well as, to their Scripps Ranch clients.

“I am excited to join Rich, Brian and the entire WHE family,” says Berns. “I believe that this merger is best for my agents and most importantly, our two companies share the same values and beliefs.”

Berns previously served on the Broker Advisory Council for Realty Executives International as the Broker Representative for all of California. Berns is a former top producer who stopped taking on clients in 2011 so that he could concentrate his full energies on supporting his agents. Berns holds a master’s degree in communication and has earned both the CRB and CRS designations from the National Association of Realtors. He holds a lifetime teaching credential from the California Community of Colleges. Berns has also been recognized as an “expert witness” by the Superior Court of California.

Windermere Homes & Estates has expanded to eight offices in San Diego County and are the fourth largest residential real estate brokerage in San Diego based on sales volume. The company currently has a rolling 12-month sales volume of $875 million and this year, they expect to hit $1 billion.

For more information, please contact Rich Johnson at richjohnson@windermere.com or call (858) 487-5110.

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. 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 28 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit http://www.windermere.com.