2-yr-anniversaryIn two years company has grown to over 300 agents in seven offices

(PRWEB) July 06, 2015

OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate, announced today that San Diego-based Windermere Homes & Estates is expected to reach $1 billion in sales in its second year in business, making it the fastest growing franchise group within Windermere’s 300 office network.

In July 2013, Windermere Homes & Estates co-owners, Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding, opened their first office in Santaluz with 0 agents. Twenty-four months later, they’ve opened six additional offices and recruited more than 300 agents with plans for future expansion.

“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.”

Since that time, Windermere Homes & Estates has expanded to seven 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.

“Rich and Brian are the poster children for how to do things right,” said Jacobi. “They’ve embraced the Windermere culture, adopted all of our tools and technology, and built a team that understands that earning the respect of our clients and community can only be done through the highest level of professionalism.”

For more information, please contact Rich Johnson at richjohnson(at)windermere(dot)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.

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l-McAfee-Standing---no-backgroundsmWindermere Homes & Estates welcomes Lisa McAfee to the team. Lisa has served on the Board of Directors for the Poway Real Estate Professionals for five years; three years as Treasurer and two years as Director.  She has been awarded the San Diego Magazine Five Star Professional Award for Client Satisfaction for the past seven years in a row.  Lisa prides herself in service to her clients and when you work with Lisa you feel as if you are her only client. Lisa is highly effective at aggressively marketing your home and great at negotiation to make sure your home sells fast and you get top dollar for it. Windermere Homes & Estates is excited Lisa McAfee joined their team.

Eric-Matz-TeamWindermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes the Eric Matz Real Estate Team to their family. The Matz Team is committed to helping friends, neighbors and their referrals buy and sell homes in the San Diego area. Eric’s expertise and experience has placed him at the top of his profession. Eric Matz was the #1 agent in San Diego North County Inland area, top 100 Southern California agents and top 1% of agents nationwide for his previous company. What is the key to his success? “I make a constant effort to improve the level of service I provide to my clients. My business is built on repeat clients and their referrals. The most profound asset I possess is your respect as my client,” says Eric. A belief that is held throughout his team; Kathy Hallmark, Tamara Molloy, Chris Robertson and Beverly Tate. A licensed Agent since 1996 and a key member since 1998, Kathy Hallmark ensures that your transaction is a smooth one. Tamara Molloy is excellent at promoting your home through print media, brochures, website, social media and other online sources to get it SOLD! Chris Robertson earned his JD Degree from Cal Western School of Law and brings this knowledge to every transaction. Beverly Tate has committed to offering you the highest level of service by earning the distinguished GRI designation, held by less than 6% of Realtors in California. “Each team member brings a distinct knowledge and skill set that makes this elite team the perfect choice and fit for the Windermere Homes & Estates culture. We are very excited they have joined our team,” says co-owner Rich Johnson. If you are interested in buying, selling or investing in real estate, The Eric Matz Team can be reached at 858-247-2917.

Rick SauerWindermere Homes and Estates is pleased to add top-producing agent, Rick Sauer, to the team! Rick’s tremendous success can be attributed to his deep understanding of the needs and goals of his clients and having a clear grasp of current real estate market conditions. If you are looking to buy or sell, Rick has the real estate knowledge, experience, and commitment to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. It is always Rick’s goal to create an exceptional real estate experience for his clients through the passionate delivery of truly remarkable service.

Focusing on Rancho Bernardo, Poway and surrounding communities, Rick has become a North County expert. Looking to sell your home? Rick creates maximum exposure of the home through high quality brochures, broker caravans, strategic open houses, mailings and massive internet marketing to bring in a large number of buyers. He is a skilled negotiator and puts deals together that other agents would not be able to. He will make an excellent addition to the Windermere Homes & Estates family.

JasonTaylorBizcardWindermere Homes and Estates is proud to welcome Jason Taylor to the team. Jason’s commitment to excellence in service is what truly makes him stand out as a real estate leader. He works closely with his clients to ensure all of their real estate needs are met. With open lines of communication and a straight forward approach, Jason educates his clients to help them realize their real estate goals. His team offers classic service with a modern approach, going above and beyond to create lasting relationships with you. He also offers his clients a robust referral network of home trade professionals. They help ensure your home is taken care of from top to bottom. His team goal is to continue to support you and your real estate needs, whether buying or selling. “Our 4 core values at Windermere Homes & Estates are relationships, community, collaboration and professionalism. Jason Taylor is a living, breathing representation of these values and we are glad to have him on the team,” says co-owner Rich Johnson.

Pam-&-Carol(San Diego, CA) — Pam O’Donnell and Carol Mohan with Windermere Homes & Estates earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® designation in recognition of their experience, knowledge and expertise in the luxury home market.  “Pam and Carol are an example of real estate professionals who have worked to develop market knowledge and the special skills and competencies necessary to provide exceptional service in the fine homes and estates marketplace,” said Institute President Laurie Moore-Moore, upon announcing their designation.  “Affluent buyers and sellers can turn to sales professionals who have this designation and be confident that they have special expertise and experience in luxury home marketing,” says Windermere Homes & Estates co-owner Brian Gooding.

“We are committed to providing outstanding service to our clients,” said Pam O’Donnell “the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® designation is evidence of our ability to meet the needs of affluent buyers and sellers.  Our membership in The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing also provides us with marketing tools and networking capabilities that benefit our clients.”

Pam O’Donnell and Carol Mohan are award-winning real estate professionals who have gone through special training and met performance standards in the upper tier market.  They specialize in real estate in Aviara/Carlsbad, La Costa, Cardiff, Encinitas, Solana Beach and the surrounding areasWhether you are buying or selling a home, or just need an expert opinion on real estate topics these are two top agents you can count on.

For current information on the upper tier market, contact Pam O’Donnell at 760.420.3990 or e-mail pamod4re@gmail.com and Carol Mohan at 858.945.6165 or e-mail carol@carolmohan.com

Patricia SmithPatricia Smith started her real estate career 7 years ago with Windermere and we are proud to have her back in our Del Mar office. She will join us as one of our Premier Property Directors because of her extensive work in the luxury market. Patricia has been the #1 producer in her former company’s office for the last 2 years. If you’re looking for a San Diego real estate agent who will make your goals their own, then look no further. By utilizing the latest technological advances available, Patricia is able to react immediately to her client’s needs and to changes in the market place. Patricia maximizes the exposure of her inventory and listings to reach the target market in a timely and effective manner. Patricia clearly offers a distinct advantage in the promotion of properties including high definition video tours and immense exposure through various advertising mediums. Patricia has very strong values and believes in treating her clients the way she would want to be treated. She truly cares for her clients and always puts them first.

Patricia holds a MBA from Santa Clara University. She is a loving wife and mother of 3 kids and lives in South Carlsbad.

FullSizeRenderWindermere Welcomes Anthony Boudreault to their South Carlsbad office. Anthony has been visiting family in Carlsbad California for the last nineteen years. With the San Diego area being his favorite vacation destination, he decided to make the Coastal neighborhood of Terramar in Carlsbad his permanent home. With this life change Anthony decided to take the opportunity to pursue his interest in becoming a local realtor. He also feels that real estate is important not only because it’s the center of the economy but of your everyday life. Anthony has extensive employment history as a project manager, Anthony has an eye for detail and knows which steps to take to get the job done right. Anthony is looking forward to meeting you and helping you with all your real estate needs. He joined the perfect team for growth and knowledge, Windermere Homes & Estate’s agents have over 3,000 years of combined real estate experience.

150418Windermere-020On April 18th, 2015 Windermere Homes & Estates hosted a military appreciation carnival supporting a non-profit organization called STEP (Support the Enlisted Project) to reach out and support our local military families. The carnival was at Hilltop Community Park in Rancho Penasquitos with a total of 300 attendees from STEP and 130 volunteers from Windermere Homes & Estates. Windermere Homes & Estates facilitated a donation drive at their 7 offices and collected 21 crates of essential items and donated over $12,000 to STEP to help military families in need. The military families who attended the carnival were able to pick up all items and enjoy all the festivities, which included a petting zoo, carnival games, live music, BBQ, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, obstacle course, face painting, magic show and free kids haircuts. “We would like to thank all the vendors who graciously donated their time and supported all the efforts in making this event happen. Thank you to council member Chris Cate of District 6 for the City of San Diego, Darnisha Hunter representative from Mayor Faulconer’s office and David Vasquez representative from council member Mark Kersey’s office for attending the event and presenting our Special Commendations,” says co-owner Rich Johnson.

Every year Windermere Homes & Estates closes their office to volunteer and help make a positive difference in our community. “Since we are such a heavily military ingrained community, we feel it is important to reach out and support local families who serve our country,” says Windermere Homes & Estates co-owner, Brian Gooding. Every time a Windermere sales associate sells a home,

they donate a portion of the commission to the Windermere Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1989. Contributions from Windermere agents combined with contributions from Windermere employees and public supporters have allowed the Windermere Foundation to distribute over $2 million dollars annually in recent years to non-profit agencies dedicated to helping the local community. Partnering with the Windermere Foundation in efforts to support this event Fidelity National Title and SD County Escrow have graciously donated and provided additional support.

STEP is a non-profit organization, based out of San Diego that provided $801k in financial aid to military and veteran families in 2014.  More info about STEP: www.stepsocal.org

chocanoChocano Real Estate Team has joined Windermere Homes & Estates. This group of professional Realtors® with more than 29 years of combined real estate experience. The Chocano team believes in the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, honesty and hard work. Pablo and Adela Chocano have proven results with 95% ratio of closed transactions, strong negotiation skills, sales and marketing skills to represent buyers, sellers and investors. They are also certified relocation specialists.

Their business philosophy is being passionate about our real estate career, dedicated to our clients and committed to providing excellent service with honesty, integrity and professionalism.

Their Clients: Each client gets individualized attention, open communication, and a daily report of events, tasks and activities. We are always available to answer questions and will do whatever it takes to complete each transaction.

Their Qualification and Training: Pablo and Adela Chocano have a bilingual background in English and Spanish and they hold Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering and Business Administration. They are certified relocation specialists along with REO and short sale certified by The National Association of Realtors.

Their Awards: President’s Circle Award and Chairman’s Circle Gold award for volume of sales and productivity.