Andrea Altona brings a well-rounded skill set to her real estate career which helps her serve her clients with a broad base of knowledge and experience.   Andrea holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from San Diego State University and has worked as a stockbroker and a loan officer.  Andrea has been a professional violinist most of her life, having performed with the San Diego Symphony and Opera, in many Broadway shows and movie scores, and has shared the stage with artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, James Taylor and Smokey Robinson. She served as President of the San Diego Musician’s Union, where she refined her negotiation skills and gained experience in mediation and arbitration.

The common thread throughout her varied career has been her passion to help people achieve their goals. Andrea loves finding creative solutions to help her clients reach their dreams.  Allow her to guide you through every step of the real estate process.  Andrea’s strong work ethic and communication skills will ensure that your personal real estate journey will be a smooth one.

Andrea grew up in Iowa and has been a long time resident of Encinitas where she lives with her partner, Dan Bailey, and her son Aaron.

“Andrea’s wide ranging experience with negotiation gives her a definite edge and we look forward to working with her in our Carlsbad office,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

To find out about Andrea’s  progress with Windermere Homes & Estates, or to contact her for your next Real Estate transaction, you can reach her direct at: 760.402.2485 or AndreaAltona@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 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 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 7,000 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. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. 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 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Jessica Mendel is the Newest Agent with Windermere Homes & Estates’ Hebert McMahon Real Estate Group

Jessica has lived in San Diego for the last 8 years, and is familiar with all areas of San Diego. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from SDSU and then going on to earn her Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology, Jessica followed her passion and attained her real estate license.  In her free time, Jessica loves to stay active by taking spin classes or running with her Rhodesian Ridgeback, and she loves trying new restaurants around San Diego.

“Jessica has an energy that inspires, and we’re really happy she has chosen to work in our Del Mar office,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

Jessica is excited to have the opportunity to work with you and help you on your real estate journey!

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 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 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 7,000 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. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. 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 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Dale was born the second child and son in a family which grew to include nine children over the next thirty years. As early as he can remember his family was always involved in one enterprise or another, all of which included working well beyond a traditional work week. Dale has been involved in the purchase, sale, management, remodeling and new construction of multiple homes and retail establishments for his family’s multiple businesses and for others.

Dale was first licensed in Colorado in 1985 and he has been licensed in California as a Realtor since 2005. He has been involved in the management, purchase and sale of over 100 million dollars’ worth of properties and business opportunities during his last 35+ years of business experience. Throughout Dale’s career he has been recognized for his negotiation abilities, marketing skills, attention to details and his honesty, dedication and loyalty to customers and friends. He is confident that he can use his proven ability/discipline to assist and to advise all of his current/future clients in all of their Real Estate investment decisions.

“Dale has a wealth of experience that serves him well in our industry, and we’re happy to have him joining us in our Rancho Bernardo office,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

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 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 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 7,000 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. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. 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 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

sandy-Anderson2Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce Sandy Anderson has been promoted to Marketing Assistant. She will support the marketing team with company subsidized agent advertising, WHE Happenings newsletter, PR article distribution and play a key role in some new agent marketing initiatives.

“Sandy is a wonderful addition to our marketing team. She will enable us to grow and expand our marketing capabilities and allow us to offer new and exciting marketing services to our agents. We are really excited to have her on board,” says Holly Reville, Director of Marketing.

Sandy comes with a robust background in real estate.  She started out as a receptionist for a local real estate company, and when the opportunity opened up she fell into the lead admin position.  Learning everything from commissions and maintenance to repairs and reporting.

Margie Jones is a long time San Diego resident with a background in law. She holds a J.D. from Pepperdine School of Law. After practicing for some time in Orange County and raising a family, she decided to pursue her interest in Real Estate. Margie’s family invests in real estate, her husband is a real estate attorney/partner in an established firm in downtown San Diego, and her son is a commercial broker with NAI in San Diego. So it’s a family affair and natural fit for her!

In the past, Margie was on the board of Rancho Bernardo High School and a team manager for Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League. She also holds a teaching credential and has worked in several schools in San Diego Unified School District and Poway Unified School District.

Given her legal background, Margie is interested in assisting with probate sales, short sales or any properties requiring expertise in contractual obligations. In her spare time, Margie plays in several tennis leagues in Rancho Santa Fe and loves watching her youngest son play competitive volleyball.

“Coming from a family  so committed to our industry really is a huge plus, and we’re delighted to have Margie joining us in our Rancho Bernardo office,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

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 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 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 7,000 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. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. 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 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

If you believe in first impressions having an impact then it’s definitely a yes! There’s a lot of competition in the marketplace so why not stand out above the rest and get your home noticed first? Professionally produced photos focus on your home’s best features so that potential buyers can visualize themselves moving in.  Interior shots that are set up with the right amount of lighting, best view points and editing are all key strategies to a great first impression.  And don’t forget about the importance of exterior shots that help buyers get a feel for the area.  Thanks to drone technology aerial photos can produce eye-catching angles that are not only fascinating but show the home as it relates to the physical landscape.   Starting from the exterior to the interior provides a natural flow as if you were walking through the home. Professional photographers are trained in all these aspects of best sequence, lighting and angles so that your home is represented in a realistic and eye-catching way.

I, Shirley Hays am familiar with the importance of marketing your home using professional photography along with other creative marketing strategies.  My extensive 35 years of real estate experience and passion for helping buyers and sellers reach their goals have helped make me successful.  I’ve lived and worked in the east county since 1966.  My local knowledge provides insight to the area that is extremely valuable to my clients.  I’m passionate about helping sellers maximize the sale of their investment and with buyers finding the perfect home for their family.

Partnering with Windermere Homes & Estates, I have the team and expertise to get the job done right.  When looking for an agent to help buy or sell your home give me a call at 619-659-0076.  Located at 2605 Alpine Blvd Suite #3, Alpine.  You’ll be happy you did!

Shirley Hays, Realtor
CalBRE# 00811933

Nick Barnett, former professional football player who won Super Bowl XLV with the Green Bay Packers, sells his Carlsbad home for $2.2 million.

Nick's House

As you turn the corner to enter Paseo Elegancia, you can’t help but be captured by this homes grand stature, sitting at the end of the street, with its very own cul-de-sac & brilliant ocean view in the distance. You’ve yet to step through the front entrance, but already you know this home is very special. With over half an acre and not a neighbor to be found on either side, privacy may start to take the descriptive lead.

Surrounded by a natural preserve in the heart of Carlsbad, you will find this 2001 built Semi-Custom home with New Viking Kitchen Appliances, Downstairs Guest Suite as well as private, with separate entrance, Granny-flat, are just a few of the many amenities found within this dream home. 6 car garage in this gated compound has room for as many as 8 cars (Tandem) making the perfect home for a nice car collection. The pool, spa and gazebo in the spacious backyard lends to an outdoor paradise with unobstructed views of the La Costa Golf Course, Pacific Ocean and a night-scape that absolutely comes alive as the sun sets before your eyes.

Nick Barnett is a native Californian born in Barstow, California and attended Fontana A.B. Mille High School in Fontana, California. He spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers, earning All-Pro honors in 2007.

The listing agent on this property was Steve Lincoln from Windermere Homes & Estates. He was the original listing agent on the property in 2014 when Nick Barnett originally purchased the home and now is Nick’s active listing agent 3 years later. Steve has been the #1 agent in the Aviara area for 2 years in a row. The Windermere Homes & Estates office in Carlsbad has over 100 agents and in just 3 short years has become one of the top offices in market share for the Carlsbad area. The Windermere office and agents continue to dominate the market, including a recent closing of over $10 million by agent Thad Hutton, who represented the buyer.

Being a 35-year resident of Cardiff by-the-Sea, Dorothy has an intimate knowledge of the neighborhoods and details of our beautiful North County communities.  This, combined with her extensive experience in the real estate industry, enables her to serve sellers and buyers in a much more personal and professional manner.

A successful transaction is a closed transaction.  Knowing how to put the deal you want and need together and getting it closed when it should is her specialty.  Dorothy uses the skills and knowledge from her former positions as the head of the transaction coordination department of a leading brokerage with 19 offices in California and Nevada and later, General Manager of this same company to get clients the deals they deserve.

For investors Dorothy uses her expertise from helping to establish a 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange division for New Century Title.  There she ran a profitable department with the responsibility of handling and closing thousands of exchange transactions for investment property, giving her an insider’s knowledge of an aspect of the industry that few Real Estate agents understand.

Dorothy says “I’m eager to hear your story and help you realize your dreams.”

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 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 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 7,000 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. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. 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 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates Announces Tuan Nguyen to the Team!

Originally from Viet Nam, Tuan lived in the Czech Republic for 8 years. Growing up, he spent his earlier years in a small peaceful town where everyone knew one another. Tuan’s simplistic lifestyle in his quaint hometown gave him very little exposure to the outside world, however, never altered his goals of leaving a legacy behind and helping others.

As Tuan migrated over to the US, he found himself in Southern California because of it’s beautiful coastal beach weather and well known schools like SDSU.

Living in San Diego, Tuan is able to enjoy everything that Southern California has to offer, from the endless coastline to the fun he experiences with family and friends.

Applying his SDSU education in marketing and communications, Tuan aims to provide clients with a seamless transition when buying or selling a home. Whether the goal is to design and renovate, downsize or upgrade, Tuan welcomes all challenges when it comes to his field of expertise.

“My goal is to take the stress out of the Real Estate transaction. I want all of my clients to experience such a level of professionalism and integrity, that they will continue to use me as a guide and resource for future needs.”

To speak to Tuan about buying or selling your next home, you can reach him direct at:

Tuan.Nguyen@windermere.com | 619 878 0431

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 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 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 7,000 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. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. 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 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Jaime Habert to the Team!

This East Coast girl has grown up embraced in New York lifestyle, enjoying her true passion for America’s greatest pastime sport, while also spending her time with family, friends, and animals of all kinds. Jaime’s athletic abilities and future aspirations in sports lead her to compete in 5K runs, regular hikes with her dog and a daily dose of batting cage practice.

While fitness and sports play a big role in Jaime’s life, she also enjoys cooking and baking just as much! Jaime worked toward learning about the professions and hobbies she enjoyed regularly, finding herself working in the restaurant industry by day and dreaming of entrepreneurialism by night.

Once moving out West with her family, Jaime became engulfed in the Southern California lifestyle, enjoying everything that the tight-knit coastal community of Carlsbad had to offer. With close ties to family and friends in the Real Estate industry, Jaime found herself inspired to work in a field that allowed her to continue giving back to the communities she loved while helping others to achieve their dreams of homeownership.

After hearing about Windermere’s reputation through a family friend, Jaime took it upon herself to learn more about the developing franchise. From her business goals to her ambitious and persistent personality, it was clear to see that Windermere was the perfect place for Jaime to hang her license.

Working out of the Carlsbad office, Jaime focuses on North County San Diego while allowing her client needs to lead her into every beautiful neighborhood that Southern California has to offer.

To find out about listing or selling with Jaime Habert, contact her direct at (858) 602-2386 or visit her online at www.JaimeTori.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 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 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 7,000 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. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. 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 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.