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Closing Costs 101

When purchasing a home, there are several fees you have to understand and factor in to your budget before you hit the closing table. Here’s what you need to know. What are closing costs? Closing costs are the fees for services required to finalize your mortgage. Typically, the buyer is responsible for paying these costs…
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How to Save Water (And Money!) At Home

As a homeowner, if you don’t maintain good water-saving habits, you could be sending more money than necessary straight down the drain every year. Start saving by trying out the tips below! Replace the showerhead. Daily showers account for a huge portion of water usage at home, especially if you have multiple people residing in…
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Wallpaper. Don’t Call It a Comeback!

Guess who’s back, back again? Wallpaper has risen to the top of homeowners’ favorite ways to spice up a room again and its easy to see why. Options. With a variety of colors, patterns, and styles on the market, it’s nearly impossible for you to not find one that matches exactly what you’re looking for. The…
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Desert Office 2020 Food Drive Benefits The Well in the Desert

The Well in the Desert is a non-profit organization that provides clothing, showers and a cooling center 7 days a week, plus nutritious hot meals 5 days a week. They offer emergency food assistance, weekly supplemental food distribution and a wide array of services through advocacy to those affected by poverty, including the working poor,…
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Taking Interior Design Online

The internet is forever evolving how we access goods and services, so why should home décor be any different? Homeowners have a plethora of resources they can look to when searching for décor inspiration online, including blogs, online magazines, and YouTube channels, but the newest fad is online interior design consultants. These online businesses employ…
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HOW TO CURATE ART FOR YOUR HOME

The right artwork can transform any room in a home, plus it has the unique ability to display the homeowner’s personality, character, and energy. Because of that, choosing the right pieces can feel a little overwhelming sometimes. Use the below guidelines to help you get started. Find a Statement Piece One of the easiest ways…
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TOP TIPS FOR THE FIRST-TIME HOMEOWNERS

Owning your first home is one of the biggest milestones in an individual’s life. Once it’s finally all yours, you want to make sure you avoid common rookie mistakes like the ones below. Starting major renovations right away. With all the excitement and energy from the closing table still lingering, it’s easy to get caught…
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GROCERY SHOPPING ON A BUDGET

As a homeowner, it’s never a bad idea to look at different ways to cut costs and one of the easiest areas to tweak is your grocery budget. Take a look at the tips below to help you tighten it up. Test out stores. Take a couple weeks to trial some neighborhood grocery stores and…
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Homebuyer Incentives: A Few Do’s And Don’ts

When you’re selling your home, adding some extra perks can help you find a buyer quickly. An incentive is essentially a marketing spend for your home sale. But you want to make sure your marketing dollars are being used effectively, so consider these do’s and don’ts: DO recognize your home’s flaws, and offer an incentive…
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New Homeowner? Avoid These Lawn Care Mistakes

It’s easy to take a few missteps when it comes to lawn care, especially if you’re a new homeowner and it’s your first time being solely responsible for your yard and landscaping. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid lawn-related frustrations. Cutting the grass short. Lowering the height of your mower blades…
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REVAMP YOUR PORCH

The exterior of your home reflects your individual style just as much as the interior. If you feel the need to give your porch a new look and feel, then check out the ideas below. Plants. Bridge the gap between your front yard and porch area by introducing some natural elements. Install hanging planters on…
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Windermere Offices Continue to Give Back Through COVID-19

Posted in Windermere Foundation by Sandy Dodge Pictured L to R: Hoku Beebe, Samantha Dallas, Emma Reeves of Windermere Spokane   Through the challenges and restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Windermere offices have stepped up to support their local communities.   Windermere Utah In an effort organized by Windermere agent Lisa Jungemann, the Utah office donated $5,000 through the Windermere…
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HOW TO GET READY FOR RETIREMENT

For most people, retirement feels like a long way off. But, if you don’t start preparing as early as possible, you may find yourself in a place of financial insecurity when the time does come. To avoid this, consider implementing the following tips. Calculate your target savings. In general, it’s recommended that you save between…
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TAKE 5: TYPES OF MORTGAGES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Before you purchase a home, it’s important to educate yourself of the various types of mortgages you can get so you can make the right decision when the time comes to choose yours. Fixed Rate. The most popular on the market, a fixed-rate mortgage is ideal for homeowners who expect to stay in their home for…
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CREATING A KILLER HOME BAR SETUP

A well put together home bar is a great addition for homeowners who enjoy entertaining. When you start stocking up, it’s important to keep in mind that you want good quality items, but you don’t need to go overboard. Here are a few tips to keep in mind. When buying liquor for your bar, make…
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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOME WARRANTY & HOME INSURANCE

When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the home buying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is how to best protect yourself and your investment if anything were to go wrong. Check out the information on home insurance versus home warranty below to educate yourself on…
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San Diego Real Estate Brokerage Windermere Homes & Estates Announces Several Promotions Within Company

Windermere Homes & Estates continues to move from success to success in the San Diego and Riverside counties. This has inspired the company to announce a handful of new promotions, reaching up to the highest level of the organization. September 15, 2020 The San Diego and Riverside county real estate world remains a very exciting…
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EYE-CATCHING WAYS TO DECORATE WITH PLANTS

Using plants as décor is a great way to add a little color and a natural, bright feel to any room. There are endless types of plants to choose from and various ways to display each one, but here are a few of our favorite combinations. Geometric pots. Find geometric pots or planters of various…
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Five Tips For A Better Closing Day

Buying a home can be a long process. The last thing you want after all your time spent searching for homes and getting the best mortgage rate is to have everything go wrong on closing day. Here are five tips that’ll ensure it goes smoothly. Schedule a date that works best for you: You have…
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QUICK TIPS TO SELL HOME ITEMS ONLINE

Whether you are looking to make more room in your home or planning to redecorate, selling some of your lightly used home items is a great way to make a few bucks. Below are some tips to sell your items quickly and safely online. Choose the Right Site There are numerous reputable websites to sell…
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REVAMP YOUR AT-HOME WORKSPACE

Nothing ruins a workday like not having a designated, comfortable place to work from. And when you are working from home, whether it be temporarily or indefinitely, setting up a great workspace gets even tougher. However, your productivity and body will thank you if you take a few steps to upgrade your desk setup. Here…
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YOUR GUIDE TO THE HOME APPRAISAL

You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your Ts and dot all your Is before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist the home appraisal. So, what exactly is that? The home appraisal is essentially a value assessment of the home and property.…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Jim Paddleford

Windermere Homes & ‘Estates (WHE) Is proud to announce the appointment of Jim Paddleford as Desert Area Sales Manager.  Paddleford brings decades of experience in Real Estate leadership to WHE’s desert management team. A recent Coachella Valley transplant and former Vice President of the Brad Lippitz Group at Compass in Chicago, Jim insures that every…
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Give Your Deck A Face Lift!

Hanging out with your family or hosting friends on your old, dingy deck is not very appealing. Lucky for you, refreshing it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Try your hand at the makeover ideas below! Restore your decking. Depending on the shape it’s in, sometimes all your deck needs is a little love.…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Contributes $15,000 to Hunger Relief

Windermere Homes & Estates has donated $15,000 to Feeding San Diego’s COVID-19 Response Fund in an effort to help tackle hunger in San Diego communities during the pandemic. Thanks to a challenge match, Scott Cook and Singe Otsby matched the $15,000 donation, making it a total of $30,000. With this donation and more from local…
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PREP YOUR PETS FOR THE BIG MOVE

Your moving day is set and it’s time to start preparing. As you’re making your lists and checking them twice, don’t forget to factor in your furry friends. Here are some tips for making sure the process goes smoothly. Medical records. When moving to a different city or state, one of the main things you…
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Prepping to Buy Your First Home

One of the biggest milestones you will reach in your life will be deciding to become a homeowner. But before you take the leap, make sure you set yourself up for easy transaction and a good home buying experience. Check out the tips below to ensure it! Do your research and find a good agent.…
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NECESSARY TIPS FOR NEW GARDENERS

If you are looking to cultivate your green thumb and try your hand at your first garden, then below are some beginner tips just for you! Track the sun. Before you choose your plot of land, spend a few days monitoring which areas receive the most sunlight during the course of the day. Most edible…
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Why You Should Invest In A Rental Property

Investing in real estate can be a great alternative to traditional investments and many owners choose to rent out their property. Here are some of the top benefits for getting into this line of business! Increase over time. Money being put towards real estate investments has increased substantially over the past few years. This is due…
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WHE Celebrate 7 Years!

7 years ago, WHE set out on a journey to create something different. A place where agents could come and build, grow, and nurture relationships with their clients while collaborating with other like minded agents. Supporting you at the highest level will always be our top priority. WHE are so thankful for everyone who has…
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WHE 2019 Awards

We weren’t able to spend our annual awards ceremony together in person, but that didn’t stop us! We were lucky to be able to celebrate all of our top producers and teams for 2019 virtually together! Congratulations to all of our agents for an outstanding 2019. Cheers to 2020! *About Windermere Homes & Estates* Windermere…
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Windermere Homes & Estates’ Karl Jokinen Joins the WHE Executive Management Team

The team here at Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) has been laser focused on the work in front of us, and adapting to this way conducting business and living. We’ve been fine tuning our operations now for the past couple of months, while continuing to provide the highest levels of agent support by any real estate…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Congratulates Coachella Valley Top Producers

In an industry where there are so many options for selling a home, how do you pick a real estate agent? Statistics are plentiful but how do you make sense of it? The fine people over at Palm Springs Life Magazine assemble all those details to give us a list of Top Producers for the…
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Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) announces Nancy Layne as Senior Vice President Risk Management & Broker of Record

WHE Is proud to announce the appointment of Nancy Layne as Senior Vice President of Risk Management and Broker of Record.  Layne brings decades of experience in the Risk Management arena and is a well respected and well known leader in San Diego real estate circles.   “Nancy Was an easy choice for us to…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Peter Heines Earns NAR Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification

Peter Heines, agent with Windermere Homes & Estates, has earned the nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification. The National Association of REALTORS® offers the PSA certification to REALTORS® as determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the pricing assignment…
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Windermere Homes and Estate’s Chad Basinger Earns Prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation

Windermere Homes and Estates is proud to announce that Chad Basinger has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Residential Real Estate Council.   The CRS Designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers.  Only 3% REALTORS® nationwide have earned this credential.   In order to…
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Lisa Herndon: The Real Estate Market in San Diego Amid COVID-19

  Windermere Homes & Estates’ Lisa Herndon joined KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego to discuss the stay at home orders from health officials and its effect on the market. Lisa explains how she is pivoting the way she does business and what expectations for the real estate market once the quarantine in San Diego is…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Chad Basinger Earns e-PRO® Certification

Chad Basinger of Windermere Homes and Estates has successfully completed NAR’s e-PRO® Certification Program and has been awarded the e-PRO® certification, the official technology certification program offered by the National Association of REALTORS®.   Chad Basinger joins nearly 40,000 real estate professionals who have earned NAR’s e-PRO® certification and dedicated their time and effort towards learning…
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WHE Did It Again!

Did you hear? Windermere Homes & Estates has been recognized in The Real Trends 500 as an elite brokerage in the industry! Click here to read more!    *About Windermere Homes & Estates* Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving…
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Moving Your Dreams Forward

To Our Windermere Family: As a real estate company – we find joy in helping people move their lives forward. Every day we ask ourselves, “how can we help our agents in staying connected to their clients and their dreams?” While recent events might put our lives on hold, we know that your dreams aren’t…
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Thank You

  Thank you to our unseen heroes. During this time we wish you health and safety as we get through this together.
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Congrats to Lisa Herndon and Associates adding another elite agent to their team!

Ningrit Flud is a 5 Star agent who is a certified negotiator (CREN), a certified Military Relocation Professional (MRP) and a certified Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) who will guide you through the home buying/selling process as a hardworking professional who knows the market. Rest assured, her quick problem-solving skills allow her to be action-oriented in…
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WINDERMERE HOMES & ESTATES Announces Leadership Appointments in Desert Region

Laura Clark joined Windermere Homes & Estates as the Regional Director of Desert Area Operations in 2015. From day one, Laura has leveraged her vast knowledge and skill sets to build and grow the Company’s Desert operations.   With offices in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Palm Valley, and 120 agents, Laura works tirelessly to provide…
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Welcome Julian Ng!

Welcome, Julian Ng, DRE Lic.#02053064, to our Palm Desert Office! Thinking of making a move?? Call us today and let’s chat about how we can help you elevate your real estate career and set you up for success in 2020! Windermere Homes & Estates Palm Desert (760) 660.6444 73-725 El Paseo Drive | Suite 23A…
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Welcome Travis Jenkins!

Welcome, Travis Jenkins, DRE Lic.#02086450, to our Palm Desert Office! Thinking of making a move?? Call us today and let’s chat about how we can help you elevate your real estate career and set you up for success in 2020! Windermere Homes & Estates Palm Desert (760) 660.6444 73-725 El Paseo Drive | Suite 23A…
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WINDERMERE HOMES & ESTATES Names VP of Luxury Marketing and Announces Branch Manager Appointments

Tasha Manzano has been with Windermere Homes & Estates for a number of years. Since she started in 2015, she’s performed many different duties. Most recently, she served as the Company’s VP of Sales and Coastal Regional Manager.   As the industry has shifted and changed, so have the brokerage needs. To that end, Tasha is…
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Windermere Gives Back

As the recent fires took over Australia, WHE felt the need to give back. That’s why we have decided to come together to give to those in need. Join us in helping Australia fire victims and animals rebuild their homes. All donations made will be sent to the Australian Red Cross. Click here to donate…
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Must-Haves For Your First Home

You’ve just purchased your first home and it’s time to start filling it up. But, where to start? Below is a list of must-haves for each room in your home! Living room. Aside from standard furniture, like a couch, chairs, coffee table, and television, there are a few other staples you should consider purchasing, such…
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Happy New Year!

Wishing you a joyous and prosperous new year from everyone here at WHE!   *About Windermere Homes & Estates*   Windermere Homes & Estates has always focused on three basic principles: hire the best people, give them the best tools, create thriving communities. Collaboration not competition and building relationships with agents, clients and community partners has…
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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! May your home be full of happiness, your hearts of love, and your smiles of joy this holiday season.   *About Windermere Homes & Estates*   Windermere Homes & Estates has always focused on three basic principles: hire the best people, give them the best tools, create thriving communities. Collaboration not competition and building relationships with…
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Happy Hanukkah!

Sending warm wishes and hopes that you keep the spirit of Hanukkah in your heart this season. We wish you and your family a happy Hanukkah!   *About Windermere Homes & Estates*   Windermere Homes & Estates has always focused on three basic principles: hire the best people, give them the best tools, create thriving…
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Windermere Annual Meeting 2019

https://windermere-3.wistia.com/medias/ddf16x3y7j   While Windermere Homes & Estates is on the cutting-edge when it comes to providing our agents with the best marketing tools, training, and support, we also know how to have a good time. We get together every year to celebrate our agents. Give us a call to see how Windermere can go all…
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Nancy Canfield, Five Star Professional for 2020

Fifteen years ago Nancy decided to become a Realtor. She hadn’t done sales, but she’d read Attracting Perfect Customers, and took to heart the phrase “Be the lighthouse. Shine the brightest and the boats will come to you”. She believes we shine brightest by constant self-improvement, and she applies this philosophy to not only her…
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a joyful and safe Thanksgiving from everyone at Windermere Homes & Estates.   *About Windermere Homes & Estates*   Windermere Homes & Estates has always focused on three basic principles: hire the best people, give them the best tools, create thriving communities. Collaboration not competition and building relationships with agents, clients and community…
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Welcome Ray Valenzuela!

Welcome, Ray Valenzuela, DRE Lic.#02102266, to our Carlsbad Village Office! Thinking of making a move?? Call us today and let’s chat about how we can help you elevate your real estate career and set you up for success in 2020! Windermere Homes & Estates Carlsbad Village (760) 729-2900 300 Carlsbad Village Drive | Suite 223 Carlsbad,…
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Welcome Kyndra Price!

Welcome, Kyndra Price, DRE Lic.#02103230, to our Carlsbad Village Office! Thinking of making a move?? Call us today and let’s chat about how we can help you elevate your real estate career and set you up for success in 2020! Windermere Homes & Estates Carlsbad Village (760) 729-2900 300 Carlsbad Village Drive | Suite 223 Carlsbad,…
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Welcome Tracy Creighton!

Welcome, Tracy Creighton, DRE Lic.#02080232, to our Carlsbad Village Office! Thinking of making a move?? Call us today and let’s chat about how we can help you elevate your real estate career and set you up for success in 2020! Windermere Homes & Estates Carlsbad Village (760) 729-2900 300 Carlsbad Village Drive | Suite 223 Carlsbad,…
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Top Tips For Decorating With Area Rugs

Looking for a fun way to bring an additional pop of color or design to a room with minimal time or money investment? Consider trying out an amazing area rug! Check out these tips for revamping your space with this fun decor piece.   Consider your lifestyle. Do you have two dogs and a cat?…
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Organize Your Closet Like A Champ

Do you desire a closet that looks like it’s straight out of a magazine? Then we have you covered! Follow the tips below to masterfully organize your closet and give yourself peace of mind.   Group like clothing items together. Group same-length dresses, long-sleeved shirts, blouses, pants, etc. together in your closet to both save…
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Let’s Talk Doggy Door Safety

You’ve purchased a home with a large backyard and all your pup wants to do is be outside. But after the 10th time you have to get up and open the door to let him or her in and out, you start researching doggy doors. Long-term convenience with a fairly simple installation sounds great to…
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Create A More Energy-Efficient Home Without Breaking The Bank

Many homeowners would love to invest in making their property more energy-efficient. Going green can save you a lot of money over time and is great for the environment, but the up-front costs can be significant. Fortunately, there are some energy-efficient changes you can make to your home without draining too much of your bank…
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Catching A Leak

One of the more challenging parts of being a homeowner is when something goes wrong or breaks, you’re in charge of fixing it. And unfortunately, one of the most common issues can be the hardest to detect — a plumbing leak. Here are 5 tips for catching a leak.   Review your water bill carefully.…
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How To Decide If It’s Time To Replace Your Windows—And Where To Get Started

Before you dive into replacing your windows, the first step is to carefully evaluate the pros and cons. Replacing your windows is no small investment. The average cost to replace the windows in a home is in the five-figure range. Even if replacing your windows results in huge energy savings, it can take years and…
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Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) lets TheGenie out of the bottle

Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE), announces a strategic partnership with 1parkplace, Inc, to bring an exclusive version of its latest innovation, TheGenie.ai to WHE’s southern California operation. TheGenie.ai is a patent pending, machine learning marketing technology designed to provide the nearly 1000 WHE real estate professionals tools to improve the customer experience of buyers and…
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Windermere Real Estate: ALL IN for Windermere – Palm Desert Agents

WINDERMERE AGENTS IN PALM DESERT STAR IN ALL IN, FOR YOU VIDEO CAMPAIGN SERIES Local Brokerage Expands Impressive All In Video Ad Campaign Series Starring Top Real Estate Agents I go All In for my clients by making their interest my number one priority. To be the most prepared, educated and capable realtor in the…
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Windermere Real Estate: ALL IN for Windermere – Palm Desert

WINDERMERE AGENTS IN PALM DESERT STAR IN ALL IN, FOR YOU VIDEO CAMPAIGN SERIES Local Brokerage Expands Impressive All In Video Ad Campaign Series Starring Top Real Estate Agents “We were thrilled to have had such a great turn out and we are excited to have even more agents participating in the campaign,” expresses President…
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HOW TO LOWER YOUR CABLE BILL

More and more people are cutting the cord and going without television service, but for many—especially those who watch a lot of live programming— cable is still a necessity. Cable and satellite companies love to sign customers to a two-year contract, but will dramatically raise your bill when a promotional period ends after one year.…
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WINDERMERE HOMES & ESTATES Announces Key Leadership Promotions

Windermere Homes & Estates, one of the leading Real Estate companies in San Diego County, has consistently hired some of the best and brightest in the industry. Windermere Homes & Estates names Assistant Head Broker, Nancy Layne, and announces key leadership promotions.   Nancy Layne, a longtime member of Windermere Homes & Estates’ Risk Management…
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Windermere Home & Estates: ALL IN for Windermere has many meanings

There are over 6,500 Windermere agents in the Western Region and a multitude of cultures represented.  There are ten different languages spoken in this video: Portuguese, Swedish, Chinese, Spanish, French, Tagalog, Italian, Vietnamese, English, Dutch — just a small example of the expansion to the All In, For You meaning. A family mindset has been…
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Upsizing Your Home

Unfortunately our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too small as families expand and multiple generations live under one roof. Remodeling and adding to your home is one option for creating…
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Five Criteria For Pricing A Home

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing decision often relies on comparisons to several recent sales in the area. Here are five criteria to look for in a sales…
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New Home, Better Living

When you’re house hunting, focus on the things that will improve your quality of life. There are so many factors that go into a home buying decision that it can make your head spin—especially if you’re in a competitive market where time is of the essence. The desire to purchase a property makes it easy…
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Five Hidden Renovation Costs

Renovations never seem to go as planned. There’s always a cost you didn’t anticipate, or a problem that didn’t reveal itself until the project was underway. Here are five common costs to look out for. Higher utility bills: If contractors and builders are working in your home all day, there’s a good chance they’re constantly…
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Windermere Agents In Palm Desert Star In ALL IN Video Campaign Series

WINDERMERE AGENTS IN PALM DESERT STAR IN ALL IN VIDEO CAMPAIGN SERIES Local Brokerage Expands Impressive All In Video Ad Campaign Series Starring Top Real Estate Agents [September 12, 2019] – On September 6th Windermere Homes & Estates brought the highly anticipated “All In, For You” campaign to the desert! Word spread and the buzz…
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Windermere Brings Concierge Program To Market

WINDERMERE HOMES & ESTATES BRINGS CONCIERGE PROGRAM TO MARKET Convenient All-In-One Service Makes the Moving Process So Much Simpler There are a lot of details involved in moving. You’ll need a range of services including moving vans, cleaning services, home repairs and much more. Windermere has brought a comprehensive concierge platform onto the scene in…
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Windermere Agents in San Diego Audition to Star in New Video Series

Local Brokerage Launches Impressive Video Ad Campaign Series Starring their Top Real Estate Agents [August 14, 2019] – On June 10th Windermere Homes & Estates hosted a company-wide Casting Call for agents who wanted to be a part of their local media and marketing campaigns. The idea was the brainchild of Courtney Smith, Director of…
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Windermere’s ALL IN, for You Campaign Comes to San Diego

The Rebranding of Windermere Continues with Powerful All In, For You Campaign launch in Southern California. [August 10, 2019] – Windermere Real Estate has officially launched a new branding campaign filled with powerful stories from actual real estate agents – bringing to life the unique “why” of this innovative company. Rich Johnson, President and CEO…
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Windermere Real Estate: ALL IN for Windermere Teaser 3

WINDERMERE’S ALL IN, FOR YOU CAMPAIGN COMES TO SAN DIEGO The Rebranding of Windermere Continues with Powerful All In, For You Campaign launch in Southern California. “We make the process fun beginning to end. I’m always available and it makes the experience fun while working hard. How my client feels about me and the transaction…
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Windermere Real Estate: ALL IN for Windermere Teaser 2

WINDERMERE’S ALL IN, FOR YOU CAMPAIGN COMES TO SAN DIEGO The Rebranding of Windermere Continues with Powerful All In, For You Campaign launch in Southern California. “I have become a trusted advisor to my clients. Being able to expose their properties and find their hidden gem. Just knowing that you feel supported helps you know…
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Windermere Real Estate: I Am ALL IN For Windermere Trailer

The Rebranding of Windermere Continues with Powerful All In, For You Campaign launch in Southern California. “I am all in for Windermere, I am all in for Windermere. I am all in for Windermere. I am all in for Windermere. I am all in for Windermere because Windermere, because Windermere, because Windermere is all in…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Dan Larson to the Rancho Bernardo Team!

Dan Larson brings decades of executive level sales and marketing experience to his real estate clients.  “From international airlines, luxury resorts then real estate, I have been selling one thing or another my entire business life.” A San Diego resident since 1980, Dan’s established deep roots in the region.  Prior to obtaining a real estate…
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WHAT AFFECTS PROPERTY VALUES?

Some the features that increase property values are obvious—like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values.   The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can keep the neighbors from going overboard…
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From Decorating To Staging

There is a difference between the two—here’s how to get your home ready to sell Once you’ve decided to put your home on the market, you’re looking to sell quickly for the best possible price. One tactic that can help sell your home faster is staging.   At first, staging may seem like a real…
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Community Service Day – WHE Make A Difference!

[layerslider id=”1″]   Every year, here at Windermere Homes & Estates, we donate a day of service to our community. Last Friday, we spent the day at Feeding San Diego, sorting fruits, vegetables, and reclaimed food for families in need. With the help of YOU, our agents; we were able to donate $15,000 equaling 60,000 meals and feeding 63,000 people for…
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Reliable Tactics For When The Appraisal Is Low

Few things in the home buying process are more frustrating than having your offer accepted, only to have the appraisal fall below your offer. But all is not lost! If the appraisal comes in below your offer, there are several tactics and strategies that can lead to a happy solution.   Get a second opinion: There’s…
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Avoid These Two Big Mortgage Mistakes

We all know that searching for and viewing potential homes is the fun part of the home-buying process. The not-so-fun part? The mortgage.   But if you don’t pay attention to the details, your mortgage can end up dragging down the enjoyment of your new home and cause some major regrets. Here are a few…
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Priority Tasks For Your Move In

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first.   Change the locks Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you…
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Must-Have Tools For Homeowners

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These five tools will cover most of your basic…
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5 Harmful Homeowner Habits To Break

Being a homeowner is one of the biggest milestones in your life. You feel excited and proud to take care of your new house and truly turn it into a home for you and your family. To keep your house in the best shape possible, here are five bad homeowner habits to avoid.   Damaging…
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What You Should Know About Pricing Your Home

One of the most daunting parts of selling your home is deciding what to price it at. You don’t want to price too high and get little to no traction but you don’t want to price too low and undervalue your home. There are so many things to take into consideration, so we’ve outlined the…
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Top Tips For Staging Your Home

A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visual it as their own. That’s why here at Breakthrough Broker, we believe staging is not to be overlooked! Here are our top tips. Dress up your yard.…
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The Ins and Outs of Home Inspection

Home inspection is a crucial step in the home buying process. After finding the perfect house, you will want to ensure that there are no hidden faults that may require lengthy and expensive repairs or renovations down the line. To prepare you for this process, here are the top four things you need to know.…
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Pick the Best Listing Agent For You

Selling your home can be an exciting, but stressful time. Luckily you are not alone in this process. Finding the right listing agent is key to having a successful, smooth experience. Your listing agent will help you price and market your home, negotiate with home buyers, and walk you through home inspection and closing. You…
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Easy Landscaping DIY Projects

Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features. Whether its as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like repotting plants, a fresh look for the lawn always gives your home a fresh look as well. Here…
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Maximizing Your Outdoor Space

You’ve found the perfect home and it has everything you’ve ever dreamed of. Spacious, modern kitchen. Gloriously open floor plan. Giant bedrooms. Great location and neighborhood. The only downside is the backyard is slightly smaller than you’d hoped. But no reason to stress. There are many ways you can optimize your outdoor space to make…
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DEALING WITH SCRATCHED HARDWOOD FLOORS

Hardwood floors are highly desirable for most homeowners, but they come with their share of challenges when it comes to cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. After a few months or years of heavy use from kids playing with toys and chairs being shuffled around, it may be time for some DIY fixes. Hiding scratches: If you’ve got…
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FIVE NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT CAN KILL A SALE

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: Going far below market value…
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Nelson McNew Associates

As a top producing team, the Nelson McNew Associates combine their knowledge and experience in selling residential, commercial and luxury properties; giving the best service to their clients. Located in the Palm Springs and Palm Desert offices of Windermere Homes & Estates, their agents work with clients across the Coachella Valley, high desert, Salton Sea…
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FIVE SECRET WEAPONS FOR DIY PROJECTS

Is there a home maintenance project that’s been lingering on your to-do list for too long because you’re dreading the trip to the hardware or craft store? There are some projects you can tackle with items that are almost certainly already in your home. Vinegar: There’s probably a jug of vinegar in your pantry right…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Dane Kealoha to the Desert Team

Dane is a seasoned Realtor who began his real estate career in Portland, Oregon, where he has built a top 10% producing team with his husband Christopher Johnson at Windermere Realty Trust. Dane’s love of modern architecture and his ongoing remodel of a William Krisel designed home in the Racquet Club Estates neighborhood brought him…
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TIPS FOR SPEEDING UP YOUR HOME SALE

Selling your home is a huge undertaking to begin with, but if the process drags on for months and interest trickles in much slower than expected, it can be frustrating and stressful. To avoid this, there are a few steps you can take to prep your home and sell quickly. Declutter. Survey your home and store…
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MORTGAGE RATE MATH

Shopping around for the best possible mortgage terms is an important part of the home buying process. A few percentage points can make a difference of thousands of dollars over the life of the mortgage. Mortgage rates can be a bit of a mystery—especially for first-time homebuyers—so here’s an overview of the most important factors.…
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TAKE 5: HOW TO VET AN OFFER

Many sellers may be tempted to select the highest offer they receive, but there are several other factors to consider. Here are five areas important to evaluate. Down payment. The size of the down payment should be heavily considered when comparing offers. It is often tied to the size of the loan the buyer is…
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HOW TO BE A GOOD OPEN HOUSE GUEST

It is exciting to go to open houses and dream of the possibilities a new home brings. Going to open houses is crucial to finding the right home. The next time you take a tour of a home, keep these tips in mind to ensure it is a positive and useful experience. Respect When the…
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HOW BIG OF A HOME DO YOU NEED?

When buying a new house, it’s easy to get distracted by size and think that bigger is better. However, depending on your situation, the opposite may be true. So how can you determine if your new home is too small, too big, or “just right?” You’ll want to consider these elements. What’s Your Long-Term Goal? How…
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THE DIRTIEST ITEMS IN THE HOME AND HOW TO CLEAN THEM

Of course, one of the dirtiest objects in anyone’s home is the toilet. But, that’s not the only place where dirt and germs accumulate. Here are five other dirty places and suggestions for cleaning them.   Bath Towels – When you and your family dry off from your shower, your bath towel absorbs the water…
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TURNING A BEDROOM INTO A LUX BEDROOM

For most of us, our bedroom is little more than a place to sleep and relax. However, just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean that we have to settle for drab and dreary.   One trend that’s gaining steam these days is converting your current bedroom into a luxury suite (or something comparable).…
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5 SIMPLE STEPS FOR A BETTER HOME APPRAISAL

If you’re looking to refinance your home or possibly sell, you’ll need a killer appraisal. A bank will not refinance a home for more than it is worth, and a potential buyer will not pay more than the recognized value of the home. Here are 5 simple steps for a better home appraisal.   Tidy…
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HOW TO SAVE MONEY WHILE LANDSCAPING

Revamping your landscaping can be a huge undertaking. It takes a lot of time, effort, and money. So how can you give the exterior of your home a face lift without breaking the bank or taking out a second mortgage? There a many ways to cut costs on landscaping, including some of our favorite tips…
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WHAT GARAGE SIZE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

With the constant shift in car shapes and sizes as your family grows on top of storage requirements, ensuring you build the perfect, secure garage to hold everything as your needs change is crucial. But not to worry, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of options to help set you on the right path! Garage…
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HOT HOME TRENDS FOR 2019

With the change in seasons may come the urge for change, whether it be in your habits, activities, clothing, or in your home. If you are looking for a home refresh, look no further than the top hot home trends for 2019. Below are five of our favorites! Biophilia. One of the largest décor trends this…
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HIDDEN FEES TO BE AWARE OF WHEN PURCHASING A HOME

Purchasing a home is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. As you start your hunt, don’t forget there will be other costs associated with your purchase then the price of the home. Here are 5 fees to keep in mind as you begin to budget. Home inspection. This…
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WHAT TO REPAIR BEFORE YOU LIST

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are our top five recommended repairs to…
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING AN OFFER

You’ve narrowed down your wish list, viewed many homes, and finally found your perfect fit. Time to take the leap and make an offer! This can be both incredibly intimidating and exponentially exciting. So how can you throw your hat into the ring with confidence? Here’s what you need to know to make an offer…
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STAGING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR HOME

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT USING HOME EQUITY

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THE TRUTH ABOUT VIEWING HOMES ONLINE

It’s easy to get sucked into looking at home listing after home listing online. Stunningly filtered photos of manicured lawns, sharp-looking kitchens,giant bedrooms. Although this is a great place to begin, it’s important to keep in mind that all may not be as it seems.   Here are our top tips to avoid getting duped…
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WHY YOU NEED TO WORK WITH A BUYER’S AGENT

The home buying process can be exciting and fun, but also complicated, stressful, and overwhelming. Maximize your chance of success and minimize the amount of time spent trying to keep track of all the details by working with a buyer’s agent. There is a plethora of benefits to using a buyer’s agent, and here are…
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SMARTPHONE SECURITY: BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR BLUETOOTH SETTINGS

Bluetooth offers great wireless convenience for your smartphone, allowing you to connect to your headphones, car stereo, wireless speaker, and other devices without dealing with a tangleof cords and wires. However, most of us aren’t careful enough when it comes to Bluetooth security.   As a general rule, you should turn Bluetooth off on your…
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TAKE 5: WHAT TO NEGOTIATE WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what should you negotiate when buying a home?   Closing costs. Your closing costs are…
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CONSIDER THIS: WHEN TO REFINANCE

Refinancing your mortgage is something most homeowners consider at least once throughout the lifespan of their home loan. It allows you to pay off your previous loan by applying for a new one that has better financial advantages. While there are many good reasons to refinance, here are five common ones.   Scoring a lower…
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Windermere Congratulates Nancy Canfield, Five Star Professional for 2018!

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce Nancy Canfield’s recognition as a Five Star Professional for the 10th year in a row! Nancy has been chosen as a 2018 Five Star Real Estate Agent award winner, allowing her special publications on pages like SanDiegoMag.com and FiveStarProfessional.com. These high traffic sites feature some of the…
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TOP TIPS FOR STAGING YOUR HOME

A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visual it as their own. That’s why here at Breakthrough Broker, we believe staging is not to be overlooked! Here are our top tips.   Dress up your…
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PRICING YOUR HOME

One of the most daunting parts of selling your home is deciding what to price it at. You don’t want to price too high and get little to no traction but you don’t want to price too low and undervalue your home. There are so many things to take into consideration, so we’ve outlined the…
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WHAT TO NEGOTIATE WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what should you negotiate when buying a home? Closing costs. Your closing costs are…
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TOP TIPS FOR HOUSE HUNTING ONLINE

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there may be more than meets the eye. To make the most of your…
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TAKE 5: HOW TO VET AN OFFER

Many sellers may be tempted to select the highest offer they receive, but there are several other factors to consider. Here are five areas important to evaluate.   Down payment. The size of the down payment should be heavily considered when comparing offers. It is often tied to the size of the loan the buyer…
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PICK THE BEST LISTING AGENT FOR YOU

Selling your home can be an exciting, but stressful time. Luckily you are not alone in this process. Finding the right listing agent is key to having a successful, smooth experience. Your listing agent will help you price and market your home, negotiate with home buyers, and walk you through home inspection and closing. You…
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Windermere Welcomes Deb Herscovitz to the Downtown Team!

They say find out what your passion is and do it! Deb’s passion IS real estate. Finally after an extensive career selling in the high tech industry of Silicon Valley, Deb is finally doing what she always wanted to do.   Having been born and raised on the East Coast (a great place to be…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Inna Scates!

Originally from Odessa, Ukraine, Inna came to the states 25 years ago and has lived in San Diego with her family ever since. With a history in the aviation industry, Inna has enjoyed working in sales for over 14 years. Inna’s self-motivated ambition and innate abilities interfacing with the public have allowed her to continually…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Doug Adams to the Carlsbad Village Team

Doug Adams moved from Pennsylvania to San Diego in 1990 and began his Real Estate career helping buyers and sellers achieve their Real Estate dreams.   Doug has the expertise in all areas of working with sellers & buyers to complete the transaction with full satisfaction for all parties. He has aided buyers and sellers…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes David Taxer!

As a native San Diego resident, David Taxer grew up in the Ocean Beach/Point Loma area. David’s childhood consisted of playing sports as a kid, from soccer to basketball. With the luxury of beach living, David was also able to enjoy the surfing at the local beach with friends.   David’s heavy involvement with sports…
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Ragina Hoover Honored as Market Leader in Forbes Magazine, August 2018!

This August Regina Hoover received the distinction in Forbes Magazine as being one of the market leaders in today’s Real Estate industry. Ragina’s recognition began with her acknowledgement as a Five Star Real Estate Professional, a list comprised of industry leaders who commonly provide “outstanding service” to their clients. Five Star Professional partners with premier…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Mary Green to the Team!

Mary was raised in the San Fernando Valley where her father was a Broker for 30 years. When she was twenty years old a good friend suggested she get a job with an escrow company and it turned out to be a perfect fit.   Mary knew, however, that when she retired it would be…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Sandra Keirns to the Team!

Born and raised in Tiffun Ohio, Sandra Keirns grew up close to family. Spending her time at the local lake, Sandra enjoyed summer activities such as water skiing and Friday night ball games. While she dreamed of being a wife and a mother, Sandra’s goals aimed her toward Real Estate after the purchase of her first…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Stephanie Rae Brande

A native Southern California girl, Stephanie Rae Brande was born in Fallbrook. Following in her father’s footsteps, who sold land and avocado groves in Fallbrook and Deluz for many years, she tagged along with him to show properties. Stephanie developed a true passion and love of all the beautiful natural elements this region offers. Southern…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Sharon Ann Rojo!

Growing up in the neighborhood of Poway, Sharon spent her earlier years of life enjoying the close knit community feel that her neighborhood provided. From the hiking to the exploring, Sharon spends her time both indoors as well as out, dividing her fun time and her volunteer time in half. As an advocate for helping…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Ashley Hudspeth!

As a native Oklahoma resident, Ashley spent her earlier years in a small town called Mangum. With summers spent outdoors at the local lake or river, fishing and four-wheelers were the most common part of Ashley’s childhood. This small town living came with big dreams for a career where Ashley aspired to give back to…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Bill & Teri Garcia to the Team

Joining Windermere Homes & Estates, Bill & Teri are excited to be working with the leading brokerage in real estate technology. From their excellent reputation to their commitment to client satisfaction, Bill & Teri find that they and Windermere have synonymous views on service. Growing up in Imperial Beach, Teri Garcia was an avid volleyball…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Sandra Loefgren

Born and raised in Sweden, Sandra, as a prior military spouse, made her way over to the US where she has lived for over 13 years.  Once Sandra planted her flag in California, she joined the San Diego Board of Realtors in August of 2015. She quickly rose to the top of the real estate…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Caroline Abkar

A talent for customer service, a commitment to helping others, a passion for educating and the utmost level of integrity have earned Caroline her client’s trust time and time again and are what distinguish her real estate career and her clients’ experience. Her Engineering and Project Management background allow her to utilize stellar analytical, negotiation…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Cheri Cangelosi

While Cheri Cangelosi may have spent her earlier years between Texas and Louisiana, she has certainly found a forever home in San Diego, California. With experience and education in sales, Cheri has enjoyed expanding her work experiences throughout her diversified portfolio. Having worked in such positions as manager, founder and sales trainer, Cheri has been…
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Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes Jeff Weber

Raised on a small cattle ranch in the heart of the Gold Rush Country near Angels Camp, Jeff Weber began his thriving career as an appraiser and loan officer for a small bank in 1971. After transferring to an office in Visalia in late 1977, Jeff realized how much he missed Escondido and many of the…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Deborah Walsh to the Team

Deborah’s career began in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the Hospitality community. Upon relocating to North County San Diego she worked as a National Sales Manager at L’Auberge Del Mar and La Costa Resort and Spa.   Hospitality is known as the “Home away from Home” field.  While working at luxury resorts, it became a priority…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Tanya Lewis

Before getting into the real estate business in 2003, Tanya flew for United Airlines as an international flight attendant. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo respectively, with an earned Bachelor of Arts degree.   By keeping her finger on the pulse of the latest trends and movements…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Andrew H. Grunewald

With a 15 year history in appraisal services, Andrew decided that he would get licensed as a Realtor to increase his service to clients. As Real Estate became more prominent in Andrews life, he found himself receiving awards and recognitions such as Top Real Estate Professional in 2016 & 2017, as well as 2018 with…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Ivan Cazarez

Ivan Cazarez is a native of Southern California born and raised in Escondido. He currently runs a team of 5, serving all of San Diego County and Inland Empire area. Ivan began his real estate career in San Diego County in 2012, with his passion to find the right property and match it with the…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Vanessa Musa

Vanessa came to San Diego by way of West Palm Beach, Florida where she was immediately enamored with the beautiful rolling hills, mountains and beaches. For her, each day here in San Diego is like waking up to a wonderful vacation. Vanessa received her real estate license in 2010 and originally worked as an assistant…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Jacklyn Lamkin Dougan

As a Realtor with over 11 years of experience, Jacklyn Dougan specializes in the luxury home market of San Diego County, representing equestrian and coastal residents. With personal strengths as a top negotiator, Jacklyn always works towards maximizing her clients profit.   Utilizing her Interior Design background, Jacklyn enables her clients to add more value…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Kristina Dommers

As an active member of the Del Mar community, Kristina Dommers is highly involved in all aspects of her neighborhood. From her involvement with the Del Mar Foundation to being a chosen member of the newly formed Arts Advisory Council of Del Mar, Kristina spends much of her time interacting locally with neighbors.   With…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Jacqueline Ramirez!

Growing up in the South Suburbs of Chicago, Jacquline enjoyed riding bikes, playing on her street and swimming every summer. With great big dreams and a contagious laugh, Jacqueline had a true lust for life, hoping some day she could help others in a big way. During her years in High School, Jacqueline’s family moved to…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Gilbert Reynoso

Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes Gilbert Reynoso to its growing team. As a 10 year resident in San Diego County Gilbert has spent several years working with technology companies such as Sony Inc. and MarketStar to name a few. Gilbert’s extensive experience in technology has allowed him to learn more about his true interest in…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Danielle Fletcher to the Team!

As a true Southern California native, Danielle was raised in some of the most beautiful locations in California, from San Diego to Beverly Hills. With hobbies like body surfing and tennis, Danielle, aka “Dani” enjoyed her earlier years of life close to family and friends.   While Dani originally had aspirations to be a psychologist,…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Tara Aftahi!

As a San Diego Native, Tara Aftahi has expert knowledge on all areas of San Diego, specifically in the North County coastal areas of La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Encinitas, Carmel Valley and Rancho Santa Fe. As a graduate from The University of California, Irvine in June 2017, Tara was able to find…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Grant Taylor

As a native of upstate New York, Grant Taylor moved to Southern California in 1984 and has lived in Escondido with his wife and son since 1999.   As a college undergraduate, Grant received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Later, he continued his education, earning a Master’s degree from San Diego State University. Over a…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Tricia Speakman

Windermere Homes & Estates is excited to announce its newest team member, Tricia Speakman. As a graduate of CSU Sacramento with a degree in Business Administration – Finance, Tricia brings a wealth of knowledge to the Real Estate world.   Applying a combination of extensive financial history with a cheerful and relatable demeanor, Tricia finds…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Shauna Manning Shoop!

As an original Northern Californian, Shauna grew up in the Bay Area within a family full of Realtors. As Shauna followed in her family’s footsteps, she found herself working as a Realtor in the Bay Area for many years to follow. Not only did Shauna sell Real Estate, she also worked as a mentor within…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Raini Gordy!

While attending UCLA, Raini thoroughly enjoyed everything that Southern California had to offer, taking every opportunity to drive down to her favorite city – San Diego. As she fell in love with the area and the people, she dreamed of one day, making the location her home.   In 1995, Raini and her husband moved into…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Sandra ‘Sam’ Seaton!

Windermere Homes & Estates announces one of its newest agents, Sandra Seaton.  As a graduate of BBM UND 2001, Sandra minored in foreign languages where her primary focus was on Spanish, French and Art. With a keen eye for detail, Sandra also found herself pursuing interior design at WSC where she was an associate.  …
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Petya Angelova to the Rancho Bernardo Team

Petya grew up in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe. Her childhood was spent with friends and family, and some of her favorite memories are of picking berries on her grandparent’s strawberry farm. In 2000 Petya and her family immigrated to Canada, where she dreamed of becoming a school teacher.   When her family decided to expand their…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Jeremy Root

Jeremy Root is a born and raised San Diego native. He has lived all over San Diego County and has in-depth knowledge of many San Diego communities. Jeremy spent a large portion of his childhood in Ramona and Poway. He graduated from Poway High School in 2000, earned his Associate’s degree from Grossmont College in…
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Rich Johnson Scheduled to Speak at 2018 SDAR Expo

Windermere Homes & Estates is excited to announce that co-owner and broker, Rich Johnson is scheduled to speak at this year’s 2018 SDAR Expo. Speaking on a panel of experts, Rich Johnson has been selected to speak on the “What’s Next in Real Estate” segment. This annual event allows guests to experience a full day…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Giovanni Ruiz to the Team!

This Escondido native joins Windermere Homes & Estates with a long standing history of Real Estate running through his veins. While Gio’s earlier ambitions were to work in the physical therapy field, he ultimately realized after years of schooling and travel that his love for people and connections could bring him into the same field…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Announces Christine McNabb!

Christine McNabb was born in Washington State and later moved to San Jose in her youth. She enjoyed the SF bay area and al it had to offer.  She enjoyed the outdoors from hang gliding to auto crossing to water skiing. With a healthy itch for travel Christine left the SF bay area on a…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Steve & Shirley Vance!

As Southern California natives, Steve and Shirley Vance spent their earlier years growing up between Los Angeles and Long Beach. As a husband and wife team, Steve and Shirley began their work together when owning a printing company. Their dynamic collaboration allowed them to work successfully towards awards and recognition such as San Diego Magazine’s…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Acquires Carrington Real Estate Services’ San Diego Operations

Windermere continues to shine with their growth and momentum on their recent acquisition of Carrington Real Estate Services’ (CRES) San Diego County operations.   Windermere and Carrington have had a strong existing relationship for several years through Windermere’s participation in the Carrington Property Network. Through that relationship, Windermere learned firsthand CRES’s capabilities and strong presence…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Camille Ashcraft!

Windermere Homes & Estates is excited to announce another new team member, Camille Ashcraft. With a history of Corporate Sales experience, Camille has worked with powerhouse companies such as Xerox Corporation, Verizon, and AT&T to mention a few. Camille’s history in technology and sales has primed her for stepping into the Real Estate world.  …
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Suzanne Drace!

Born and raised in San Diego, Suzanne Drace grew up next to the ocean. Growing up near the local canyons, lagoons, and hiking trails made her appreciate and respect nature early on in life. The hustle and bustle of beach life in a beach town equaled good coffee shops such as the old Pannikin in…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Tamar Payton!

As a native East Coaster, Tamar grew up in the beautiful Berkshires in Massachusetts, eventually moving to the Coastal town of Gloucester MA on the North Shore of Boston. After acquiring her Real Estate license in 1999 she began working as a part-time Realtor alongside her full time career as a Business Analyst. After many…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Dan Davis!

As a native Chicago resident, Dan began his long term love affair with homes right out of college. While studying architecture and construction at Saddleback College and The Art Institute of Chicago, Dan learned all there is to know about the industry. What once began as a job in construction quickly developed into a lifelong…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Jodi Pugmire to SD County Escrow!

With almost 2 decades of escrow experience, Jodi Pugmire is no stranger to the Real Estate industry. Having collective experience between escrow and title companies gives Jodi the well rounded experience each agent needs when beginning the escrow process. Jodi’s experience in customer service paired with her versatile background allows her to work independently through…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Bill Bonning to the Team!

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce its newest team member, Bill Bonning. As a fourth generation Southern Californian, Bill has learned his fair share of the local trends happening within San Diego County. As a local Realtor, Bill specializes in Coastal Luxury Homes in Del Mar, Solana Beach, La Jolla, Cardiff and Encinitas. Bill…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Dixie Courtney

With over 30 years perfecting her management skills, Dixie Courtney has the passion for Real Estate that makes it seem effortless. While working within well known brokers such as Prudential and Real Living, Dixie found herself in the heart of Real Estate, leading several offices in the name of success.   Whether she has been…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Dorothy “Dottie” Marie Christensen

Better known as Dottie, this San Diego native grew up in East County and moved all over town before settling down in Valley Center. In her earlier years, Dottie enjoyed riding bareback on her horse, Mike. With a fondness for animals, Dottie aspired to work in veterinary medicine, which lead her to a short period working…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Nancy Rinehart

Nancy has spent the majority of her business career successfully representing buyers and sellers of residential investment property in California. She is a repeat “Top Producer” and boasts a client base that ensures a solid repeat performance, year after year.  She has received national recognition as in the Champion Circle (top 10 nationwide), Top Producer…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Susan Murphy!

Raised in Huntingdon Valley Pennsylvania, Susan Murphy is the youngest of seven kids. With plenty of siblings around to join in on the fun, the group was rarely bored. If not in school or other activities, the group of four brothers and two sisters would mostly play outside enjoying and exploring all four seasons.   Growing up…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Cher Cunningham

Cher is a native Californian, growing up in the agricultural region of the San Joaquin Valley in Central California on an almond ranch in the country.  In the summer the kids spent the mornings working the ranch and numerous other agricultural jobs and then enjoyed the hot desert afternoons swimming in the river.   Parochial…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Lisa Reyes to SD County Escrow!

As a San Francisco native, Lisa has spent most of her life in Northern California, moving from Walnut Creek South to San Diego. Lisa’s history in escrow began in Pleasanton where she pursued a career as an Escrow Officer. As she moved up the ranks in her first job, Lisa found herself being promoted within her…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Deanna Louise Walls

As a native SoCal resident, Deanna grew up in Escondido and enjoyed all the beautiful weather had to offer. From summers in the swimming pool to neighborhood basketball, soccer and softball, to say Deanna had a competitive edge would be an understatement!   Having early aspirations to excel in everything she did, Deanna used her…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Cynthia Tremblay

Cynthia began her career as an elementary school teacher, which she thoroughly enjoyed prior to becoming a Realtor. Her years as an educator, mentor and team leader have helped equip her with the ability to assume leadership roles, understand others, address their needs, and conduct herself with integrity, honesty, and compassion. Cynthia’s willingness to learn…
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WHE are Here to Support You

We at Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) know the value of gaining support through the beginning of your real estate journey. There have been far too many instances where agents receive their real estate license and are lost in a sea of options, from which office to join, to who has the best splits.  …
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Trupti Karoor!

Windermere Homes & Estates is excited to announce its newest agent, Trupti Karoor, joining the Del Mar office location. As a graduate of University of Mumbai, Trupti spent her adolescent years in India where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, while also attaining a P.G. Diploma for Social Communications Media from Sophia…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Donna Fisher

Donna grew up in Chattanooga, TN, in a rural environment with her three older sisters, playing outside, riding bikes and waiting for Dad to get home so that they could go to the river to swim.   Donna always aspired to greatness. She wanted to hold the world in her hands. Once she sets her…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Kirk Effinger

As a San Diego native, Kirk spent his childhood in Southern California, growing up in Orange County and Long Beach where he attended high school and eventually met his wife.   As a youth, Kirk divided his time between school, work, and sailing. His first job was as a “paper boy” where he delivered newspapers and sold…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Angela Reynolds

Raised in sunny La Jolla, Angela lived in San Diego County for most of her life. When moving to Washington for 8 years with her family, Angela rode horses professionally, English & Western, completing the circuit throughout Eastern Washington.   After moving back to her beloved hometown of San Diego, Angela went into the acting…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Shelly O’Neil

As a San Diego native, Shelly O’Neil has spent her life enjoying the best that Southern California has to offer. From the endless hikes to the day-long surfing, Shelly spent most of her time with friends on the sunny beaches of San Diego.   While Shelly appreciated her proximity to the water, she found herself…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Margo Price

Windermere Homes & Estates excitedly announces its newest team member, Margo Price. With a passion for Real Estate and a history in international corporate relations and university fundraising, Margo settled in San Diego 6 years ago. After joining forces with a commercial designer to launch a property investment firm, Margo took part in transforming distressed…
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How Important is Follow Through?

If you’re like most people, follow through is a very important thing. Whether it is your doctor’s office reminding you of an upcoming appointment, or that call you get after a long day at work letting you know that your efforts are appreciated. Follow through can make all the difference when it comes to life…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Alison Blake to the Team

Alison was bitten by the real estate bug when she purchased her first home at 22 years old. Before turning thirty, her investment portfolio consisted of 8 homes in three states, including San Diego, Texas and Hawaii.  Her professional career began in 2003, when she became a licensed agent working in the Del Mar Village. …
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What is your reputation worth?

When it comes to the beginning of a career in Real Estate, there is one particular ingredient that is vital to each and every successful recipe – that is, reputation. As a licensee or a newly licensed agent, you will come to realize just how important your reputation can be. Without credentials backing you, or…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Deric Dinh to the Team

Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes its newest team member, Deric Dinh. With almost a lifetime of San Diego lifestyle, Deric spends his time enjoying the best parts of Southern California living. From the beautiful weather, various beaches, downtown nightlife and exotic foods, Deric digests a healthy serving of San Diego culture each and every day.…
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Are You Constantly Improving?

Through life, we are constantly in need of growth. As we grow, we learn, and as we learn, we progress. Even failure is another opportunity to grow, in spite of how painful failure can sometimes feel. One important key to keep in mind is that growth leads to improvement, and improvement is what propels us…
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Windermere Homes & Estates is Happy to Welcome Horacio Hernandez to its Downtown Team

Growing up in the Bay Area, Horacio had early aspirations to become a lawyer due to his acute debating skills. As he gravitated toward top producers in the Real Estate field, Horacio decided to switch gears and pursue a career that was inherently close to his heart since high school.  Now as a broker Associate…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Alice Greliak

Alice Greliak has lived in San Diego for 37 years. She started her career in the mortgage industry after graduating Cum Laude from USD in 2001. She was hired on as a management trainee in a 12-month intensive program with Accredited Home Lenders 2 weeks after finishing college. The position gave her a unique opportunity to…
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Bigger isn’t always better…

As you venture into the new world of Real Estate, there are so many different brokerages to consider. With big names like Coldwell Banker and Keller Williams, it sometimes seems like big brand is the best choice when it comes to joining a team. While you may consider the fact that these larger brokerages acquire…
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Windermere Homes & Estate is Proud to Welcome Teri Rogers to its Fallbrook Office

Teri Rogers has been selling real estate in North San Diego County for 19 years.   She chose Real Estate while shopping for a home for her family and fell in love with the hunt.  She is married with one grown son, 3 step children and 9 grandchildren.  When she is not working she is spending…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Announces Complete Independence For SD County Escrow!

As many of you may have known, Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) has had the pleasure of having its own in-house escrow service, known as SD County Escrow. What’s new and exciting about SD County Escrow are all the changes that have been progressing throughout the last year.   One key factor that WHE is…
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We Thrive On Relationships

In life, relationships come in many forms. From the very beginning, you will develop relationships with your parents, your family, and eventually your friends. Throughout your life, relationships will come and go, change and develop, begin and end. It is through your growth that you come to realize how important these relationships are, and the…
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So You’re Thinking of Getting Your Real Estate License…

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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Elia Kovar to SD County Escrow

Elia 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…
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Deborah Danko Receives 2017 REALTOR® Award of Excellence

Deborah 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.…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Samuel Robles Jr. to the Carlsbad Team

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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Sudi Tabatabai to the Del Mar Team

Licensed 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Liz Kenny to its Carlsbad Team

Liz 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Karen Madeira to the Carlsbad Team

Born 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Jeff Goodrick to its Carlsbad Team

Jeff, 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Teresa Rodriguez to its Carlsbad Team

A Texas native, Teresa began her Real Estate career as a 1031 Exchange Accommodator and Investment Property Consultant in the Austin/San Antonio area in 2001. Her background also includes great familiarity with title insurance and escrow practices as she held an escrow position with a national title insurance company handling a high volume of refi…
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Windermere Congratulates Five Star Professional Recipient Dale Politte

As a Five Star Professional for ten consecutive years (2008-2018) Dale understands that selling or buying a home is a huge step in most people’s lives.  He is dedicated to selling his client’s homes quickly and at top dollar and to finding his buying clients the right home that fits their wants, needs and budget.…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Announces Karl Jokinen As Assistant Manager, Escondido Office

Windermere is proud to welcome twenty year real estate veteran Karl Jokinen to the position of Assistant Manager in our new Escondido location.  Karl’s experience makes him a key player on our growing WHE team, allowing him to assist agents on a wide variety of issues, dealing with the multi-faceted business of real estate.  …
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Windermere Homes & Estates is Proud to Welcome Sanaz Siry to its Scripps Ranch Office

Windermere Homes and Estates has a new addition to their team. Sanaz Siry has recently joined and is ready to bring an exceptional service to buyers and sellers. With Sanaz 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Holly Herndon to its Carlsbad Team

With over two decades working in the field of marketing and sales from a several different industries, Holly Herndon is excited to bring her extensive experience into her role as Buyers Agent for the DeChamplain Group at Windermere Homes and Estates. Holly thrives on building relationships with those she works with and knows that, no…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Mark Seaberg

Mark grew up in Northern California and became accustomed to cold winters before discovering the luxury of Southern California. His love of sports and anything outdoors drew him to San Diego’s sunny climate and endless activities. Mark graduated San Diego State University in December 2015 and decided to stick around to enjoy the amazing lifestyle.…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Is Proud That Samantha Gleaton Has Joined the Carlsbad Team

First and foremost Samantha Gleaton is a mother to 3 wonderful girls.  Together she and her  husband are raising two very busy teenagers and a 10 year old who is going on 20!  In addition to family activities and sports, Samantha has a passion for photography and running which keeps her fulfilled and busy. Samantha…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Celebrates Another Successful Community Service Day!

On Thursday, June 29th, Windermere Homes & Estates closed its doors to take agents and staff to spend a day volunteering at Casa de Amparo. This special foundation, Spanish for ‘Home of Protection’, was established in 1978 and recognized as a leader in treating and preventing child abuse and neglect in San Diego and beyond.…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes June Toohey to the Carlsbad Team

June is a California native, attending California State University in Long Beach.  As her children left the “nest” she went on to work as a Director of Sales and Marketing for ClubCorp, a premier leader in the Private Club industry. Involved in conversion processes of taking land acquisitions over to a private country club, June…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Krista Hubbard to the Action Home Sellers Team!

Steve Webber and the Action Home Sellers Team welcome Krista Hubbard to their growing team of agents. As a licensed realtor as of 2005, Krista has spent the majority of her career helping others through each industry she pursued. As she progressed in Real Estate, Krista’s career has allowed her to offer unparalleled service and…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Is Happy To Have Paul Schumann Join its Fallbrook Team

Paul Schumann has lived in Southern California since 1964 where he graduated high school in Montebello. He attended California State Long Beach where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1971.  Immediately following college, Paul joined a friend from college and began a career in Real Estate with innovative projects in Huntington Beach.  BY…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Sarah Smylie to the Carlsbad Team

Sarah Smylie is a native Californian and loves all aspects of this beautiful state. She’s an avid beach goer, musician, hiker, and chaser of epic times! She fell in love with North County San Diego years ago and there’s nowhere else she would rather be. She is passionate about having fun, nurturing relationships and learning…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Is Proud to Have John Wilcox on its Del Mar Team

A San Diego native, John grew up in Del Mar and has enjoyed living and working in San Diego’s finest communities since returning from New York in 2001. He has also worked and served as an assistant manager in Rancho Santa Fe. Part of John’s vision is taking advantage of and leveraging the full mix…
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Windermere Homes & Estates is Welcomes Sean Current

Sean moved to San Diego in 1995 from Cape Cod, like many, seeking warmer winters. He got his real estate license in 2002 and began working in the metro area villages of North Park, Kensington and Hillcrest, before relocating to North County in 2005. During his time as a realtor, he has focused much of…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes The Joslin Team!

Crystal Joslin has been licensed since 2005 and has worked closely with Top Producing Teams in San Diego. Brenton Joslin has been a licensed contractor for 30 years. This husband-wife duo strives to be a resource and foster a culture of great relationships with both clients and associates. As a California native, Crystal spent her…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Maura Dekker!

Growing up in the small town of Martinez, Maura was raised in the San Francisco East Bay, birthplace of Joe DiMaggio and the Martini. With a childhood spent in the pool, Maura had green hair to attest to that fact. While swimming once started as a hobby, it quickly became her passion, as Maura became…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Inducts New Hall of Famers: Jennifer Locke, Sarah Simons & Jim Berns!

Windermere Homes & Estates is excited to announce the continuation of one of its newest annual traditions. Since the inception of the WHE Hall of Fame in 2016, owners Rich Johnson & Brian Gooding have been hand selecting certain team members and staff of the Homes & Estates franchise to be inducted into the official…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Mardela Manning!

Mardela Manning joins Windermere Homes & Estates, bringing on a long standing history of commercial and residential Real Estate experience. In pursuit of furthering her education, Mardela Manning began her studies in management. Applying what she learned throughout schooling, Mardela began to work as a Realtor, representing international clients overseas. Her success in the field quickly…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Anthony Jason Uhor!

Anthony Uhor spent the earlier years of his life moving from Garden Grove, to Guam, Murphy Canyon, Tierrasanta, until finally making his way to Escondido California. As a navy brat, Anthony was able to see all different parts of the world, experiencing totally different cultures and ways of life. Some of Anthony’s favorite childhood memories…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes JoAnn Corich to its Escondido Office

Born and raised in San Diego, JoAnn’s  mother and father returned to San Diego when he retired from the Navy as a naval aviator. She grew up a few blocks from the zoo and Balboa Park. When she was in high school they moved to La Mesa, located in East San Diego County. JoAnn graduated…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Sabrine Mora!

Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes its newest member of the team, Sabrine Mora. As a Fallbrook native, Sabrine spent most of her life calling the area home, regardless of the locations she ventured into.   With a history in banking and schooling in Communications, Sabrine started working at Wells Fargo while completing her Bachelor’s degree.…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Excitedly Announces  Rich Johnson’s Executive Assistant, Courtney Smith!

As a CSU San Marcos 2015 graduate with a Bachelors in Psychology, Courtney Smith has a long standing history working in various customer service related roles. With over 7 years assisting others, Courtney took her experiences with her into her next venture as Operations Coordinator at PJR Corporation (a Department of Defense Contractor delivering software…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Nathan Boman to its Rancho Bernardo Team

Nate has been involved in real estate since 2005 when he bought his first investment property. He is now offering his passion and expertise to clients looking to buy or sell. Nate enjoys helping clients find that perfect place to call home or that profitable investment property.   Outside of real estate, Nate’s hobbies include…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Lois Pallone

Lois began her career in real estate as a professional agent in Irvine, California, having moved with a family of six from the Midwest.  Her successes followed with several additional moves since, and she has now settled within the last 11 years to North San Diego County.   Lois is an active, community minded contributor…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Steve Bryie

Born and raised in rural Indiana, Steven enjoyed lakeside living, bicycling, tennis and playing trombone in his school band.  But Steve went from small-town boy to globe-trotter when he enlisted in the United States Army.  Stationed all over the world for 12 years, he proudly served his country as an intelligence analyst.  Discharged in 1999,…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Cia Farrar Knapp

Having spent 20 years as an escrow officer and four years in mortgage lending, Cia was already well versed in the real estate industry when she transitioned into sale.  In addition to her vast work experience, Cia attended the University of California, San Diego, as an adult, ultimately graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2016 with…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Amy Lee Dubord

Born in Los Angeles, Amy’s family relocated to Escondido when she was 9 years old.  Years later, marriage, children and a thriving business with her husband kept Amy very busy.  But seeing great potential in her, family friend Faye Hines encouraged Amy to pursue a real estate career.  In 1998 Amy earned her license and…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Apryl Barbin To The Escondido Team

Born in the Los Angeles area, Apryl spent her growing years living alternately between the Midwest and the West Coast.  She returned to her native California in 1993, and made Escondido her permanent home.  As an RDA she enjoyed a successful career in the dental field, but when Apryl and her husband purchased their first…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Faye Hines to its Escondido Branch

A native of San Diego County, Team Leader Faye Hines began her real estate career after college by working in the title insurance and escrow industry in Los Angeles County  She transitioned to selling real estate in 1976 at a small firm in Escondido.  Only three years later, Faye and her business partner opened ERA…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Announces Its Newest Co-Listing For  Former 2-Time World Series Champion Aubrey Huff of the San Francisco Giants!

Windermere Homes & Estates excitedly announces its newest co-listing, owned by former World Series Champion Aubrey Huff of the SF Giants. As a Major League player, Huff has played for several teams, from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and finally, the San Francisco Giants. After setting a career high in 2003 with…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Janet Crystal Borja

As a San Diego native, Janet Borja was raised in Santee, moved to Oceanside, Rancho Bernardo, and finally landed in San Marcos. Being a true “North County” girl, Janet attended Torrey Pines High School in Carmel Valley and enjoyed all the benefits of Southern California living, from the consistent weather to the close proximity to…
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Home Staging & Photography Preparation Resource

[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Home Staging & Photography Preparation Resource By Jennifer Cris and Ollie Paterson [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”center” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to present: Home Staging & Photo Prep by Jennifer Cris and Ollie Paterson. We have created a webpage and video…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Chris Slattery to its Escondido Branch

Chris was born and raised in Hackettstown, New Jersey.  A small town in the northwest rolling hills, but well known as the home of your favorite candy maker, M&M Mars!  He grew up in a family of six to include his parents, Carol and Neil; his two older brothers, Bob & Tim, and his younger…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Efrain Chacon to its Escondido Team

Born in the San Fernando Valley and raised in both the Valley and El Salvador, Efrain comes from a family of hard working parents who believed in pursuing the American dream, and he has ensured that his parent’s passion continues to live through him. Efrain’s dedication to hard work comes from his service in the…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Lori Ratliff

Lori Ratliff Brings Old World Service to Real Estate Born and raised in Vicenza, Italy, Real Estate Agent Lori Ratliff applies old world values and a stringent work ethic to all she does.  A longtime resident of San Diego’s North County, Lori represents buyers and sellers throughout San Diego and South Riverside Counties.  Lori is…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Peter Saltamachio to its Escondido Branch

Peter, a Broker Associate & Realtor, brings over 20 years real estate sales and management experience to the growing Windermere real estate organization. He is a member of the San Diego/California/ National Associations of Realtors and the San Diego Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Peter has a BA degree (cum laude) in Business Management from Claremont…
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Windermere Homes & Estates is Proud to Welcome Arlene Greenberg to its Del Mar Office!

Arlene has lived in San Diego for most of her adult life and chose it because of the wonderful weather, lifestyle, and being drawn to the ocean.  She loves being outside, walking on the beach, hiking and enjoying our wonderful San Diego amenities.   Family is her number one priority and Arlene loves spending time…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Jovani Ruiz to its Escondido Branch!

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce its newest member of the team, Jovani Ruiz. As a native North County resident, Jovani grew up in Escondido and Valley Center. After attending Valley Center HS, Jovani went on to San Diego State University where he graduated with his Bachelors of Arts in International Business.  …
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Jose Aquino to its Escondido Office!

As one of Windermere’s newest agents, Jose Aquino has recently joined Windermere Homes & Estates Escondido branch, along side his friend and colleague, Jovani Ruiz. Growing up as a local Southern California resident, Jose is no stranger to the San Diego area, as he has had the distinct pleasure of growing up in Encinitas, where…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Tawney Maseline to the Team!

As a native Escondido resident, Tawney Maseline spent her earlier years enjoying life in one of San Diego’s most desirable and sought after towns.   For as long as Tawney can remember, she has always had a strong belief in helping others. While she originally sought out a career as a teacher, she ended up…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Announces Peter Pham to its Growing Team!

As an Orange County native, Peter Pham is no stranger to coastal living! While spending his earlier years beach side, Peter was able to enjoy some of the most beautiful locations Southern California has to offer.   With a history of sales in his background, Peter decided to apply his marketing education towards a career…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Nikki Lincoln to its Scripps Ranch Office

As a native Southern Californian, Nikki grew up in Los Angeles and lived in the same home until going off to college in the Bay Area. At UC Berkeley, Nikki received her BA in Economics, which quickly lead to a prosperous career in finance and operations. Although Nikki’s career flourished, she decided to combine her…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Mark Donar

Originally from the Midwest, Mark Donar enjoyed growing up in the Chicago suburb of Westmont, Illinois. After attending and graduating from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mark started his quest to serve our nation as a United States Marine.  Within his 22 years of service, Mark experienced several relocations, providing the opportunity to purchase five…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Celebrates 4 Years in Business!

On July 3rd, 2013, Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding launched the franchise, Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE). With a “non-corporate” culture and continuous family style feel, Windermere Homes & Estates has been able to grow exponentially.   Four years later, with Windermere Homes & Estates 17th branch soon to open, approximately 450 agents, and operations in two…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Announces Tasha Manzano as VP of Sales & Marketing!

Windermere Homes & Estates excitedly announces Tasha Manzano as its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. From her upbeat and pleasant disposition, to her rapport with agents and clients alike, Tasha’s reputation in the industry has lead her into increased opportunities at Windermere Homes and Estates. With a level of expertise that is hard…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Excitedly Announces Regional Manager Mike Marmion!

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce its newest member to its growing team – Mike Marmion. As a two-time recipient of Manager of the Year Award by GSDAR, Mike has resided in Southern California for 31 years, allowing him to experience all the upward and downward cycles of the ever-changing Real Estate market.…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Teresa Majeski to its Scripps Ranch Office

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce it’s newest member of the team, Teresa Majeski. With over 30 years of customer service, Teresa is a perfect fit for the growing franchise.  Since the grand re-opening of Windermere’s Scripps Ranch office, Rich Johnson has been on the lookout for fresh talent to handle the on…
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Designed to Sell – Guide to Home Staging

When potential buyers first enter your home, it is the first impression that will stay with them when considering purchase which make home staging very important. When buyers are typically looking at multiple homes in the same day, making your home memorable can be done with strategic staging. You are helping the buyer to see…
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Look who’s joined WHE Fallbrook!

Windermere Homes & Estates has added three amazing agents to their Fallbrook team! Welcome Marilee Lowe, Deborah Danko, and Douglas Brickell! 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Is Happy to Have Alma Nunez On Its Del Mar Team

When it comes to architecture and real property, Alma’s love affair has developed from a young age. Growing up in East County San Diego, Alma enjoys daily trips to local beaches, paired with pool days and all the endless summer fun that San Diego has to offer its residents. From head to toe, Alma has always…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Is Happy to Have Andrea Altona Join Its Carlsbad Team

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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Jessica Mendel Its Del Mar Branch

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…
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WINDERMERE HOMES & ESTATES WELCOMES DALE POLITTE TO THE TEAM

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…
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Sandy Anderson Joins Windermere’s Marketing Team

Windermere 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Margie Jones To Its Rancho Bernardo Team!

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…
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IS PHOTOGRAPHY IMPORTANT FOR REAL ESTATE SALES?

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…
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Lincoln and Windermere Sell Former Green Bay Packer Nick Barnett’s Carlsbad Home

Nick Barnett, former professional football player who won Super Bowl XLV with the Green Bay Packers, sells his Carlsbad home for $2.2 million. 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Dorothy Hayward To Its Carlsbad Team!

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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Tuan Nguyen!

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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Jaime Habert!

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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Cory Champion!

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Cory Champion! This Orange County native has spent his life enjoying all the beauty that Southern California has to offer. From a very young age, Cory has aspired to leave his mark, whether it was the dream of becoming a fireman, a police officer or a doctor, he knew one thing…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Ed Ashman to its Rancho Bernardo Team!

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Ed Ashman! Windermere Homes & Estates excitedly announces the newest member to the growing Windermere family – Ed Ashman. With a formal education in business and counseling, coupled with over 25 years of sales, negotiating and marketing experience, Ed is able to a create a dynamic and individualized strategy, unique to each…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Shilpa Shirsathe to the Team

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Shilpa Shirsathe Shilpa Shirsathe has been a resident of San Diego since 1998. As a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Shilpa has been serving children with special needs for more than 16 years. At the same time, beautiful Communities in her hometown of San Diego triggered her passion into the real estate field. With a strong…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Rob Rock!

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes New Agent: Rob Rock Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes its newest agent, Rob Rock to its Rancho Bernardo office. As a native Albuquerque resident, Rob has made his way from Santa Clara to Tacoma, Portland to Eugene, and Los Angeles to his current residence in San Diego. With a long standing…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Nikki Butera, CRS, GRI, SRS

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Nikki Butera, CRS, GRI, SRS As one of Windermere’s newest agents to join the rapidly growing franchise, Nikki currently works out of the new and improved Scripps Ranch office, found at 9988 Hibert Street, Suite 150, San Diego CA 92131. Using her Real Estate experience in San Diego’s evolving market, Nikki…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Brian Taylor to Del Mar!

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Brian Taylor to the Del Mar Team! This San Diego native grew up enjoying the best of coastal living, playing soccer, baseball, and taking continuous trips to the beach. Brians earlier aspirations to pursue a career in law enforcement lead him to a college degree in criminal justice, which allowed him to learn…
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Chad Basinger Announced as One of Windermere’s Top Ranked Agents!

Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Announces Chad Basinger as One of the Company’s Top Ranked  Agents! Working as one of Windermere’s Top Ranked Agents, Chad Basinger uses his native San Diego roots, paired with his 10+ years working in Wall Street to provide the very best in up to date Real Estate information with a core focus on…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Ben Price

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Benjamin Price to its Carlsbad Aviara office! Windermere Homes & Estates excitedly announces Benjamin Price to their Carlsbad Aviara office, located at 6965 El Camino Real, Ste 107, Carlsbad CA 92009. As a native Californian, Benjamin grew up in Pleasanton California and moved down to the Carlsbad area when graduating La Costa Canyon…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Adds Mike O’Malley to the Escondido Team!

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Mike O’Malley to the Escondido Team! Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes agent Mike O’Malley to the Escondido team. This husband and wife team based out of North County San Diego bring a history of service oriented experience to the rapidly growing franchise. As a native Illinois resident, Mike attended…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Brings Hayley Hindell to the Team as Director of Sales in North County

Windermere Homes & Estates Announces its Newest Team Member, Hayley Hindell – Director of Sales in North County San Diego! Windermere Homes & Estates excitedly announces its newest team member, Hayley Hindell. As a seasoned veteran in real estate sales, Hayley brings over a decade of sales expertise to the blooming Windermere franchise. With experience ranging from the high peaks…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes David R Kircher to its Escondido Team!

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes David R Kircher to its Escondido Office Born in Kansas City, Missouri, David lived in a small rural community and grew up helping with the family’s farming business. David enjoyed time with family and friends; hunting; fishing; and playing sports. His aspirations were to go to college on a Navy ROTC…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Noreena Sgarbossa

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Noreena Sgarbossa Born in Vancouver Canada, Noreena spent the bulk of her time between her hometown farm, and Northern Italy, where her family is from. Noreena’s diverse travel history has given her the experience of a lifetime, from snowmobiling through Canadian winters, to camping trips throughout Europe. With a mother in…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Joseph E. Fusco to its Escondido Team

Windermere Homes & Estates Announces New Agent: Joseph E Fusco, CA BRE #02020486  Windermere Homes & Estates Announces New Agent: Joseph E Fusco, CA BRE #02020486 As a local Oceanside resident, Joseph spent most of his free time enjoying all of the beauty that San Diego has to offer, from its lush foliage to the mesmerizing…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Hannah Rose Sansone

Windermere Homes & Estates Excitedly Announces New Agent: Hannah Rose Sansone, Cal BRE Lic#02025168 As a native DC resident, Hannah spent most of her adolescent years engaging in the average childhood favorites, from downtown music venues to photography, riding horses and playing soccer. With an interest in law and political analysis, Hannah attended Rutgers University…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Omar H Issa

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Omar H Issa Growing up in the Poway area, Omar Issa enjoyed his younger years right in the heart of San Diego. With close ties to local family members, Omar spent most of his free time working at his uncles local flooring and window treatment businesses, while also enjoying trips to…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Eileen LaRosa to its Escondido Team

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Eileen LaRosa to its Escondido Team Since moving to California in 1988 Eileen became interested in real estate and began buying residential and commercial investment properties in California and other states. Wanting to help others in their pursuit of home ownership, Eileen embarked on a career as a professional Realtor in 2004 also attaining…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Bree Mercer James

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Bree Mercer James Windermere Homes & Estates is happy to announce Bree Mercer James, joining their Rancho Bernardo office, located at 16783 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego CA 92128. As a native San Diego resident, Bree has spent her entire life drenched in San Diego lifestyle. Having a father as a builder gave…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Cheryl Collins to its Carlsbad Team

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Cheryl Collins to its Carlsbad Team Windermere Homes & Estates is happy to announce another new agent to its growing team – Cheryl Collins. This highly motivated realtor enjoys building long standing relationships with her clients while pairing them with the home of their dreams. With a background in customer service, Cheryl has held…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Kathryn Holt to its Del Mar Team

Windermere Homes & Estates is Proud to Announce its Newest Agent – Kathryn Holt ! Joining the Windermere Homes & Estates Del Mar office is Windermere’s newest agent, Kathryn Holt. This experienced realtor brings over an extensive portfolio of real estate sales, coupled with home staging and a specialty for Feng Shui. Over her 20 year span in…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Christine Stroobosscher

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Christine Stroobosscher Windermere Homes & Estates is happy to welcome its newest agent, Christine Stroobosscher to its Rancho Bernardo team. This dedicated and trustworthy agent is a full time mother and loving wife, with an inherit skill for sales and customer service. Christine has enjoyed a fantastic career as a hair stylist, salon manager and…
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Windermere Homes & Estates is Proud to Announce New Agent: Ashley Younger

Windermere Homes & Estates is Proud to Announce New Agent: Ashley Younger Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce another new agent joining its Carlsbad/Aviara office, Ashley Younger. As a local Del Mar resident with a thirst for life and drive for excellence, Ashley has ignited her passion to become more intimately involved in the process of buying and…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Ghassan Hacher!

Windermere Homes & Estates Announces New Agent Joining the Rancho Bernardo Team, Ghassan Hacher Windermere Homes & Estates is happy to announce one of its newest agents to join the Rancho Bernardo office, Ghassan Hacher. As a San Diego resident, Ghassan graduated from San Diego State University in 1988, majoring in Business Management and International Business. Although his…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Jim Billings to its Rancho Bernardo Team

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Jim Billings to Rancho Bernardo Windermere Homes & Estates is happy to announce another addition to its rapidly expanding team – Jim Billings. As an experienced broker and realtor, Jim Billings brings over two decades of real estate experience to the Rancho Bernardo office. With inherit skills in leadership and problem resolution, Jim knows…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes An Das to its Rancho Bernardo Office

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes An Das to its Rancho Bernardo Office Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes An Das to its Rancho Bernardo office. This San Diego agent has spent the last 15 years absorbing all of the culture that Southern California has to offer. As a young girl, An, also known as Pragyan (meaning self knowledge or wisdom)…
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Bonnie Maloney of Windermere Homes & Estates teams up with Veterans Stand Down

Bonnie Maloney of Windermere Homes & Estates Volunteers to Help Homeless Vets Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to report Escondido agent Bonnie Maloney of The Bonnie Maloney Team has contributed countless hours to help those in need. Through this holiday season, Bonnie has been pooling her efforts to assist  homeless Veteran families in North County by teaming up with Veterans…
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Bonnie Maloney Attains Brokers License

Bonnie Maloney, realtor and team leader for the Bonnie Maloney Team, has now attained her brokers license, right in time for the new year. As a realtor since 2004, Bonnie specializes in helping military clients purchase homes with their VA benefits, plus works with buyers, sellers, and even short sale clients. Bonnie’s mission in real estate is…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Pamela Yell-Kelly to Escondido Team

Pamela Yell-Kelly Joins the Bonnie Maloney Team at Windermere Homes & Estates Windermere Homes & Estates is happy to announce its newest agent joining the ever-growing Escondido team, Pamela Yell-Kelly. Known for her love of numbers and strong ability to multitask, this San Diego realtor was recently acquired by Bonnie Maloney and her booming Escondido team. As one…
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Debby Neff & Lisa Walton Open Up Luxury Listing to Exhibit Works of Herb Turner

On Tuesday, December 13th, Windermere Homes & Estates realtors Debby Neff and Lisa Walton opened up the doors of their luxury listing at 423 Luzon Avenue to showcase the workings of renowned local artist & architect, Herb Turner. This famed architect/artist is best known for his unique approach to design, keeping the environment and landscape…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Alma Solomon

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Alma Solomon to the Plaza at Rancho Bernardo Office located at 16777 Bernardo Center Dr. Alma is a seasoned real estate investor who has bought and sold real estate in San Diego, Los Angeles and New York City for over 20 years and has been a licensed CA real estate…
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Windermere Homes & Estates is Proud to Announce Its Newest Additions – JoAnn Rapaszky & Johnny Faubel

Windermere Homes & Estates is happy to announce two new agents joining the Fallbrook office; JoAnn Rapaszky and Johnny Faubel. The dynamic duo resides in North County San Diego, where they specialize in the Fallbrook / Bonsall area. Each agent brings a certain level of expertise to their clients and transactions, allowing them to cover an…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Announces #1 sales team for 2015 & 2016 – Legacy Homes and Estates

Legacy Homes and Estates are happy to announce their recognition as #1 sales team for 2015 & 2016 at the Windermere Homes & Estates annual company party, October 14, 2016. Their consistent sales record, totaling 156 closed transactions for 2015 and 161 closed transactions for 2016, have allowed them to thrive in the industry, surpassing…
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Nancy Canfield Announced Five Star Professional for 8 Straight Years!

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce Nancy Canfield’s recognition as a Five Star Professional for the 8th year in a row! Nancy has been chosen as a 2017 Five Star Real Estate Agent award winner, allowing her special publications on pages like SanDiegoMag.com and FiveStarProfessional.com. These high traffic sites feature some of the…
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Kate Wilson and Windermere Welcome Jessica Niemas

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Jessica Niemas to Kate Wilson’s team in the Rancho Bernardo office. Kate has grown up here and feels privileged to be able to work and play in one of her favorite cities in the world: San Diego. “Amazing food, wonderful entertainment, nightlife, beaches, and parks…OH MY! I…
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A Special Message from Rich Johnson & Brian Gooding Newest Member Added to Firm: Marty Conrad, COO

Owners Rich Johnson & Brian Gooding are proud to announce the newest team member joining their firm, Marty Conrad. Bringing an extensive history in the real estate field, Marty will be joining the team as their chief operating officer, working side by side with owners Rich Johnson, Brian Gooding, and broker of record, Jim Berns.…
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Windermere Homes & Estates is Proud to Announce Their Newest Rancho Bernardo Agent: Justin Bolas

As a native San Diegan, Justin Bolas grew up right in town with his family, playing soccer, surfing, golfing, and enjoying all sports related hobbies. With his heart set on venturing into the sports arena, Justin found himself studying all aspects of golf, attaining his associate’s degree in professional golf management. Justin’s interest bloomed over…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Anna Eckelman

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Anna Eckelman to Karen Pado’s team in the Rancho Bernardo office. Anna moved to San Diego over 30 years ago and was quickly drawn to the inland North County area. She settled in the Scripps Ranch area where she and her husband raised two great kids. The…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Krista Pratschner

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Krista Pratschner to their Carlsbad team. She has been representing buyers and sellers in north county for 16 years and counting. She considers this a privilege and always put the needs of her clients first.  As a Senior Residential Specialist (SRES), she works with the senior community by offering valuable…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Debby Neff

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Debby Neff to their Carlsbad office. Having moved from the east coast to San Diego in 1991 with her now late husband…Debby’s successful and extensive sales background began when she was a toddler selling behind the counter, standing on a step stool in a family business… soon…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Announces Rancho Bernardo Assistant Manager Ron Wilson

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly announces its new Rancho Bernardo Assistant Manager, Ron Wilson. Bringing an extensive portfolio of real estate expertise to Rancho Bernardo, Ron Wilson has been a licensed California realtor since 1978, and a broker since 1988. With over 20 years spent managing corporate real estate departments for Oak Industries, Central Federal…
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Teresa Johnson Joins Windermere Homes & Estates

As the proud mother of two children and seven grandchildren, Teresa Johnson was born and raised in the Southeast region of the country on a farm in Arkansas. Growing up, it was instilled in Teresa to work hard while cultivating the resources around her. In doing so, Teresa turned a hobby into a career, baking…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Coreen Sylva

Windermere Real Estate is proud to welcome Coreen Sylva to their Palm Desert office on El Paseo. Coreen comes to Windermere with a vast knowledge of Real Estate. She has sold properties all throughout Southern California. Before her career in real estate she was a dental assistant, flight attendant with Western Airlines and ticket/reservation agent…
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Steve Webber /Action Home Sellers, Celebrate Their 100th Real Estate Transaction

Windermere Homes & Estates is excited to announce Steve Webber’s team, Action Home Sellers, has recently celebrated their 100th real estate transaction since they entered the business 4 1/2 years ago. Steve and his team have been blessed to help their clients make dreams come true. Steve and the Action Home Seller team are excited…
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Windermere Welcomes Ryan Street to the Escondido Office

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Ryan Street. Ryan was born and raised in White Bear Lake, Minnesota where he lived with his family, parents Clarke and Mary and 3 younger sisters Krissy, Ashellee and Emily until he joined the Marine Corps in 1999. Ryan grew up heavily involved in sports and the outdoors, his…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Wes Campbell

Windermere proudly welcomes Wes Campbell to the Rancho Bernardo office. Wes is the previous owner/operator of Pro Clean & Blast, an environmentally friendly alternative to sandblasting. Wes founded the company in 2010 and sold the company to a competitor at the end of 2012.  He remained “gainfully retired” until January 2016.  While working part time…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Michelle Ozanne!

Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes Michelle Ozanne to their Aviara/Carlsbad Office. The first time you meet Michelle you will immediately realize that she is extremely loyal, honest and enthusiastic about assisting others in achieving their goals. Michelle a Chicago native moved to San Diego in 1996.  Since moving to San Diego she has been involved…
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The Bonney Maloney Real Estate Team Welcomes Rebecca Philpott

Windermere Homes & Estates and Bonnie Maloney are thrilled to have such a qualified agent as Rebecca Philpott join the team. The Bonney Maloney Real Estate Team, based out of the Windermere Escondido office, has been helping San Diegan’s buy and sell properties since 2004. Rebecca brings a true passion for architecture, design and finance…
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Windermere Welcomes Brenda Devlin to their NEW Onsite Sales Office at Palm Valley Country Club

Windermere Homes and Estates proudly welcomes Brenda Devlin to their NEW onsite sales office at Palm Valley Country Club. Brenda truly loves selling real estate and helping people find their perfect home. Her philosophy is that every client’s need, big or small, deserves her maximum effort to get the job done right. Whether it is…
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Windermere Welcomes Teri Finley to their NEW Onsite Sales Team at Palm Valley Country Club

Windermere Homes & Estates is growing and is excited to have Teri Finley as part of their NEW onsite sales team at Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert.  Teri is an experienced real estate professional who has bought and sold real estate in the area since 2002. As a representation of her work ethic,…
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Windermere Palm Desert Welcomes Justin Byrd

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Justin Byrd to their Palm Desert office. The Coachella Valley has always been home to Justin Byrd. And he’s most at home when he’s helping people find their perfect property to enjoy all the desert has to offer. A graduate of La Quinta High School, he was a member…
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Windermere Homes & Estates is Proud to Announce New On-Site Sales Location at Trilogy La Quinta

With 14 offices in Southern California alone, the Windermere powerhouse is proud to announce its newest desert location on-site at Trilogy La Quinta. As one of the deserts premier communities, this stunning development built by Shea Homes consists of over 1,200 properties and sits in the heart of La Quinta, located between Monroe & Madison off…
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Mary Ackermann-Gaer Joins Windermere’s Onsite Real Estate Team at Trilogy

Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes Mary Ackermann-Gaer as the full-time broker associate for onsite sales at Trilogy. Mary has been selling real estate in Southern California since 1992. She is a licensed broker and licensed general contractor. She started as a Budget Analyst for one of the largest developers in California and was quickly promoted…
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Windermere Starts Expansion into Escondido, San Diego

With offices popping up all over Southern California, Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) has carefully orchestrated its newest location in Northern San Diego. The exciting news of expansion into the Escondido area has spread like wildfire, sparking interest from countless agents wanting to expand their reach up North. Adding Escondido to its roster of offices seemed like…
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Windermere Agent Sells Highest Price Home in Vista

Is Vista the new emerging area for luxury homes? San Diego – July 11, 2016 – When you think about Vista housing, your first thought might not be million dollar estates.  Think again because there are some gorgeous, custom, luxury, homes and estates in Vista that appeal to the most discriminating buyer. And it’s in demand.…
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Windermere Homes and Estates Proudly Welcomes Gary Grube

Windermere Homes and Estates proudly welcomes Gary Grube. Gary is a hard working agent that delivers honesty, integrity and extensive knowledge of the San Diego and Riverside County areas. Gary believes communication is the key to any successful business transaction and strives to make his clients to feel as comfortable as possible when purchasing or…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Mike Sumner

Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes Mike Sumner. Mike comes from a family of Real Estate. He was first licensed in 1996 under his father Jim Sumner. Jim eventually retired but Mike Sumner has continued the family business. Over the last 20 years he has seen it all and will bring that experience to the table…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Debby Neff

Windermere Homes & Estates welcome Debby Neff to the Carlsbad office. Debby’s successful and extensive sales background began when she was a toddler selling behind the counter, standing on a step stool in a family business… 20 years later she was working with real estate developers in Philadelphia and the surrounding metropolitan area which helped to set…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Steve Webber

Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes Steve Webber and his team Action Home Seller’s to their NEW Escondido office. After many successful years as a sale rep, working for companies such as Spalding and Nike in the golf industry, Steve decided to pursue his passion helping people buy and sell Real Estate. After 25 + years…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Brad Webber!

Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes Brad Webber, part of the Action Home Sellers Team, to The Plaza at Aviara! Brad’s real estate career began as an appraiser trainee at the age of 22 while studying at Cal State San Marcos. Having grown up in North County San Diego, he was already very familiar with the…
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Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes Michael Webb!

Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes Michael Webb, part of the Action Home Sellers Team, to The Plaza at Aviara! Michael has been an experienced realtor® since 2002 with many satisfied clients to attest to his strong work ethic, communication skills and commitment to their satisfaction. He is a licensed broker associate, realtor, mortgage banker and…
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Windermere Welcomes Agnes Smith to their NEW Escondido Office!

Windermere Homes & Estates welcomes Agnes Smith to their NEW Escondido office. Agnes has extensive experience in mortgage lending which she leverages to help buyers and sellers realize their dreams in real estate.  She helps clients in Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach, Del…
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Windermere Homes and Estates Proudly Welcomes Bonnie Maloney and Team!

Windermere Homes and Estates proudly welcomes Bonnie Maloney and team members Kendra Koed and Romeo Suarez. Whether buying or selling your primary residence, a second home or relocating to another neighborhood, you can count on Bonnie Maloney and her team to assist you in every step of the way with your real estate needs.  With…
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Jean Beck Joins Windermere Homes & Estates!

We are proud to announce Jean Beck has joined Windermere Homes & Estates. In November of 2000 she started her real estate career after a 13-year position as Director of Operations with a local consulting and training company. At age 19 Jean purchased a home and by 22 acquired land for investment, four years later…
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Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Taylor Crowell!

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Taylor Crowell to their Del Mar office. Taylor Crowell grew up along San Diego’s North Coast, born and raised in the sunny seaside town of Del Mar. “Growing up in San Diego’s North County has influenced and shaped the person I am today,” she says. An innate appreciation of…
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Karen Peterson Recognized as C.A.R. Honorary Member for Life!

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce that Karen Peterson, realtor® at our Rancho Bernardo office, has been recognized as C.A.R. Honorary Member for Life! Karen has been a REALTOR since 1986, and currently has her Broker’s license. Karen’s service at C.A.R. has included being a member of the Board of Directors for 12…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Jen Wade

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Jen Wade to their Aviara office. Jen is a Southern California native, having grown up in Laguna Beach, California. She moved to Encinitas in 2011 to start a yoga based health and wellness program at Capri Elementary, here in Encinitas. That program eventually grew to many more schools, and…
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Windermere Proudly Welcomes Beth Golub

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Beth Golub to the Del Mar Office. As an attorney since 1986, a mediator since 1998 and a real estate broker, her experience in negotiating, working out of the box & closing deals is unrivaled. She know the meaning of confidentiality & integrity and takes great pride in being…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Supports Ronald McDonald House Charities

On June 3rd, 2016 Windermere Homes & Estates will be closing their offices to volunteer to help families with children who are being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions. Windermere Homes & Estates is reaching out to Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego to volunteer time and give much needed donations to help families…
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Karen Peterson is Granted C.A.R. Honorary Member for Life Status!

Windermere Homes & Estates is very excited to announce that Karen Peterson was just granted C.A.R. Honorary Member for Life Status! By being granted this, Karen will have her dues paid in full for life by the State Association. Karen holds her Broker Associate license and has served the association for twenty five years with…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Diane Thorton

Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Diane Thorton to the Scripps Ranch office. Diane is committed to providing you with outstanding service with the utmost honesty and integrity. Well organized, attentive to details, patient and intuitive, she’ll be with you every step of the way in your search for that perfect property, explaining the contract,…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Recognized as Fastest Growing Real Estate Brokerage in California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Windermere Homes & Estates Recognized as Fastest Growing Real Estate Brokerage in California. Residential real estate brokerage continues to expand in Southern California communities of Coachella Valley, San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino San Diego – May 11, 2016 – Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) tops the First Tuesday Journal ranking of Fastest…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Kelly Lucas

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Kelly Lucas to their South Carlsbad/Aviara office. Kelly Lucas has over 16 years of sales and business development experience with a sharp focus on Total Quality Management & Customer Service. Licensed since 2005, Kelly focuses on residential real estate investments. Growing up in Colorado and traveling throughout California on…
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Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) Welcome Kelly Kim Kelly

WHE is proud to have Kelly Kim join their Del Mar office. Kelly is an experienced buyer and seller representative who leverages an extensive background in mortgage lending and business banking to help her clients navigate the most complex transactions. Kelly considers professional integrity and candor the keys to her success. Member San Diego Association…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Song Hasell

Windermere is proud to welcome Song Hasell to their Del Mar office. Song’s main goal as a real estate agent is to provide you with the fastest and most reliable service; finding you the right home at the right terms and prices. Having 9 years experience, She is very knowledgeable about the housing market in…
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12 Agents Join Our Windermere Del Mar Office!

Windermere Homes & Estates has added twelve new agents in the first quarter of this year, announced Director of Agent Development Tasha Manzano. “We are thrilled to have such great growth to our Del Mar Village office.” “Now with 12 offices, we have established a great culture here, a group of very successful and hard…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Heather Michaud

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Heather Michaud to the Del Mar office. Heather Michaud has a reputation for delivering first class service to her clients and is recognized for her responsiveness, experience, and excellent negotiating skills.  Specializing in Residential Real Estate consulting in San Diego and licensed in California since 1997, Heather has a vast experience in…
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Windermere Proudly Welcomes Davin and Darci Hope

Windermere Homes and Estates in Palm Desert proudly welcomes Davin and Darci Hope to the team! Davin and Darci Hope both believe that while executing all aspects of business and real estate with great attention to detail, every activity should include an element of fun. Let them make your buying and selling experience fruitful and…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Douglas Hrdlicka

Windermere Homes and Estates has a new addition to their Palm Desert team. Douglas Hrdlicka has recently joined and is ready to bring an exceptional service to buyers and sellers. With Doug, you are never alone in the real estate waters. He understands the unfamiliarity of the market and works hard to keep his clients…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Shelley Ehrman

Not all agents come with years of real estate experience, but every now and then a new agent comes along with a special eye for entrepreneurship and client service. This is definitely the case with Windermere Homes & Estates newest team member, Shelley Ehrman. Though, Shelley was recently licensed, that doesn’t mean she is a…
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Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Kim Kershaw!

Windermere is proud to welcome Kim Kershaw to their Palm Desert office. Kim has excelled in the real estate business for the past 16 years.  Prior to real estate Kim obtained a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Cal State – Fullerton. She worked as a Marketing Specialist at Beckman Instruments and American Hospital Supply. …
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Lynda Wennerstrom

Lynda Wennerstrom is eager to be embarking on a new career as a Realtor® with Windermere Home & Estates. Prior to the real estate business, Lynda spent twenty years in the fashion corporate world, most notably working as Director of Merchandising for the Disney catalog and disneystores.com. She has focused the last decade on raising…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Rick McCandless

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Rick McCandless to their Rancho Bernardo office. Don’t let Rick’s engaging southern charm let you overlook the fact that Rick has extensive real estate knowledge and is consistently recognized as a top producer. Rick’s education includes a degree in marketing from the Univ. of Tennessee, he is a multi-year…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Dionne Moore

After an extensive career in sales, marketing, and management, Dionne Moore has brought her talents and experience to Windermere real estate in Fallbrook. Not only does she provide exceptional communication and customer service to each and every one of her clients, but she now has joined a company known for its experience and integrity .…
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Real Estate Market Update

The beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, casual lifestyle, and thrilling attractions make San Diego a popular destination for both locals and transients. Because of this reputation, San Diego is also known for its in-demand housing market. Home inventory is at its lowest right now which means prices are going up. Recent data suggests that homes are…
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Windermere Palm Desert Welcomes Lawrence Malestic

Born and raised in Glenview, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Lawrence migrated west in 1983 to escape the frigid winters. He was a professional tour caddie working on the European PGA Tour in the summer, and enjoying the resplendent Desert in the off season. The Senior PGA Tour was just getting rolling, so he hopped…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Dennis Watkins

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Dennis Watkins to their Carlsbad office. Dennis has a Bachelor degree of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from San Diego State University. After completing his degree he worked for the Carlsbad Senior Center as the Director. He was able to double the growth the Center by bringing…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Artur Nersisyan

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Artur Nersisyan to their Scripps Ranch office. Artur brings a business approach to real estate developed from those years of entrepreneurship and banking experience. He sees himself not as a salesman, but as a consultant of property transactions. Artur is a people person and he loves to help others…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Janiece Asa-Dorian

Windermere Homes and Estates proudly welcomes Janiece Asa-Dorian to their Scripps Ranch office. Janiece has 27 years of experience as a San Diego Realtor servicing all areas in San Diego County. She works with both buyers and sellers meet their real estate objectives. As a San Diego native, she has extensive knowledge of each of…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Kara Courtney

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Kara Courtney to the Aviara/South Carlsbad office. Kara has a deep understanding of the needs of home sellers and home buyers. She is skilled at putting a plan in place that will get them what they want while putting the most money in their pocket. Kara has…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Don Gisler

We are proud to announce Don Gisler as our newest family member in our Windermere Palm Desert office. With over 28 years of experience as a licensed real estate broker, Don has continually been a top-producing agent in the Coachella Valley and also the Orange County Coastal cities, Don focuses his vast experience on The…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Tracy Sheppard

Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Tracy Sheppard to their Del Mar office. Who is Tracy? Tracy was born and raised here in California and has lived in San Diego for 25 years. She has lives in Carmel Valley with her husband and children and her kids attend Torrey Pines High school and Canyon Crest Academy.…
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David Johnson Joins the Desert Office!

Windermere 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…
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Welcome to Windermere, June Jolley!

 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…
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WHE Welcomes Tina Do!

Windermere 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…
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The Tax Benefits Every Homeowner Needs To Know About

The 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…
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WHE Welcomes Caryn Gildea!

[layout large=”One Third”] [/layout] [layout large=”Two Thirds”] 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,…
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Windermere Homes & Estates and Scott Ray & Associates Welcomes Lori Tran

[layout large=”One Sixth”] [/layout] [layout large=”Five Sixths”] 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…
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Windermere Homes and Estates Welcomes Michael Carle!

[layout large=”One Third”] [/layout] [layout large=”Two Thirds”] 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…
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Look who’s joined WHE Fallbrook!

Windermere Homes & Estates has added three amazing agents to their team! Welcome Marilee Lowe, Deborah Danko, and Douglas Brickell! [layout large=”One Third”] [/layout] [layout large=”Two Thirds”] 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…
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Windermere Homes and Estates Palm Desert Welcomes Michael Carle!

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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates and Scott Ray & Associates Welcomes Lori Tran

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…
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Windermere Real Estate Welcomes Caryn Gildea!

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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Dawn Suprenant!

Windermere Homes and Estates is reaching new heights with new agents and Dawn Suprenant, is an exciting addition to the company’s growth. At Windermere Homes & Estates, we foster an environment that grows a community and realtors who are ready to take on the market by storm. Dawn encompasses all that and more. She values…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Lori Lynch

Windermere Homes & Estates is delighted to have signed on a new agent to their Aviara (Carlsbad) office. Lori Lynch joins the company with 15 years of real estate knowledge and experience. Originally from Sacramento, California Lori has been calling San Diego “home” for the past 25 years and is a full on So-Cal girl…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Brings on Shannon Herbert

Windermere Homes & Estates is growing and is excited to have Shannon Herbert as the newest addition their family. Hailing from the Del Mar Office, she is an experienced real estate professional who has bought and sold real estate in Texas and California. As a representation of her work ethic, she strives for 100% client…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Chip Gremillion!

Windermere Homes and Estates is reaching new heights with new agents, Chip Gremillion is an exciting addition to the company’s growth. At Windermere Homes & Estates, we foster a learning environment that promotes technology savvy realtors who are ready to take on the market by storm. Chip encompasses all that and more. As twenty-six year…
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Windermere Palm Desert Welcomes Mark Weissmann!

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Mark Weissmann to their Palm Desert Office. Mark has a background as a CEO of a nationally known marketing firm whose clients have included several Fortune 100 and 500 companies including; the National Basketball Association, the Olympics, Sony Corporation and major projects and national events.  Mark’s marketing background has…
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Windermere Welcomes Pam Piskulick & Alison Fenn!

Windermere Welcomes Pam Piskulick and Alison Fenn to the Scripps Ranch office. Pam has been serving clients in the San Diego area for the past 15 years. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, Pam is a professional in every manner and ensures that her clients have the most successful experience possible. She has…
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Welcome Patrick Lane & Sherry McDaniel!

Windermere Homes & Estates opens a new office in Big Bear and proudly welcomes Patrick Lane and Sherry McDaniel. Combined the two have been selling real estate for the past twelve years. Annually they have been selling over 30 properties in both Big Bear and Palm Springs. Patrick and Sherry are an unstoppable team! They…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Bob Schaller

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Bob Schaller to their Rancho Bernardo office. Whether you are buying or selling Bob will expertly navigate you through the process from start to finish. Prior to becoming a realtor, Schaller worked in advertising, eCommerce, smart home technology, food and beverage and Dot-com startups. He earned his Bachelor’s degree…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcome Lenore Knutzen and Menoula Stanitsas

Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) is excited to welcome Lenore Knutzen and Menoula Stanitsas to the WHE family.  With over 37 years of combined real estate experience and knowledge, they bring a professional approach and high level of expertise to their clients. Lenore holds a degree in Marketing and has been serving clients in Scripps…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Claude Braunstein and Associates

Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Claude Braunstein and Rochelle Braunstein to their Scripps Ranch office. Claude Braunstein obtained his California Real Estate Broker license in 1977 and has been representing buyers and sellers within the greater San Diego area ever since.  He has been recognized in San Diego Magazine as one of the Best Residential Real Estate Agents in San…
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How To Choose A Good Realtor

By Nancy Canfield Referrals As Realtors, it is part of our Ethics requirements to do our best for our clients.  But how can you predict who the best person for your needs will be.  You may get all kinds of postcards in the mail that look great.  You see ads in the paper, or on…
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Windermere Palm Desert Proudly Welcomes Tom Angone

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Tom Angone to their management team as the new Assistant Managing Broker. Tom is a Broker with more than 30 years of experience in luxury home sales in the Coachella Valley. He has been involved in more than $600,000,000 in sales in his real estate career and is very…
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Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcome Shaina Shusterman!

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcome Shaina Shusterman to their Aviara/Carlsbad office. Shiana is a Realtor® with passion.  She grew up in Massachusetts where she went to college at UMASS Amherst then furthered her education at Lesley University. Before becoming a real estate agent in San Diego, she spent fourteen years in Boston teaching elementary…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Agents Host Wonderland Shopping Event

Realtors® Mary Wagner and Nancy Lane rounded up over 20 vendors for a fabulous community shopping event at Windermere Homes & Estates Rancho Bernardo office.  Over 85 attendees enjoyed shopping, prizes, appetizers, and refreshments on December 10th. There was also a collection of “Coats, Sweaters, and Jackets” for Father Joe’s Village to help make the Holidays…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Proudly Welcomes Ami Markowitz

Ami Markowitz joins the Lisa Herndon & Associates team out of Windermere Homes & Estates Rancho Bernardo office. Ami brings drive, tenacity and efficiency to every real estate transaction.  Previously licensed in the state of New Jersey, Ami is excited to be working as a Realtor® in California.  With 7 years in advertising and media,…
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Windermere Homes & Estates – Venue for Holiday Toy Drive for Children of Abuse & Neglect

The Rancho Bernardo Community Council  hosted the first annual FREE Hot Cocoa holiday event this past Sunday, December 6, 1-3 pm at Windermere Homes and Estates Rancho Bernardo office. Thanks to the efforts of Rancho Bernardo Community Council and our agent Patti Hall who serves as the RB Community Council and co-chair of the PR Committee…
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Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Presents The Go-Giver Award to Kevin and Tracy Sharrar

Windermere Homes & Estates agents Kevin and Tracy Sharrar were recently presented with the 2015 Go-Giver Award from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at their annual Volunteer Recognition Event.This award is based on the philosophy of the book “The Go-Giver” by Bob Burg and David Mann, which teaches that when you focus on giving instead…
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Windermere Homes & Estates is Proud to Announce Chad Voisen has Joined Lincoln Realty Group

Chad Voisen is a previous investment and income property manager, managing over 300 Million dollars worth of personal assets, Chad Voisen decided to pursue residential real estate sales full time in July of 2014 and joined Windermere Homes and Estates Carlsbad Office. Being born and raised in San Diego, Chad is the epitome of a local and is…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Top Producer Bev Paine

Bev Paine has decided to return to Windermere and continue her career with Windermere Homes and Estates. Bev was the number one agent for Windermere in the mid 2000’s, and has always served her clients with the utmost integrity and trust. Like our company, Bev puts service and relationships before sales quotas. Bev joins the…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Show Support for the Military Community

As we set aside Veterans Day on November 11 to honor those who served our country, San Diego-based Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) and its agents show support for the military community year-round by hosting events and raising awareness for veterans, active military members and their families. WHE works with the Windermere Corp. Foundation to…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Barbara Wenger

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce new agent Barbara Wenger has joined our Carlsbad office. As a former teacher and mother of two, Barbara has excelled at mastering the art of communication. She plans to use this tool to help others find their dream home and communicate clearly throughout the daunting task of…
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Windermere Welcomes Marcos Sanchez to Fallbrook

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Marcos Sanchez to their Fallbrook office. Before receiving his real estate license, Marcos was an Operating Manager for Local 3 for over 30 years. He retired from this trade and moved to Fallbrook 2 years ago with his wife and love the people and quaint hometown atmosphere. Marcos has…
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Windermere Palm Desert is Proud To Announce Andrea Rosenblatt has Joined the Team!

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce Andrea Rosenblatt has joined our new Palm Desert Office in El Paseo. Andrea started her real estate career in 2008, and is extremely knowledgeable about the Palm Desert area. She is very involved in the community including the; Palm Springs Art Museum, Les Dames Escoffier International Palm…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Lauri Lansdale

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce that Lauri Lansdale has joined our Aviara office. Over the last decade plus, Lauri has built her reputation on experience, integrity, and dedication to service. As a second generation Native San Diegan, Lauri is very familiar with the different neighborhoods that make up San Diego County. Lauri…
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Windermere Homes & Estates in Santaluz Welcomes Katia Shelton

Windermere Homes & Estates is pleased to announce Katia Shelton has joined our team in the Santaluz office. Born in Panama City, Katia began her career at the US Embassy after attending the University of Panama. Her career path took her to San Diego where she acquired her degree in Nursing from San Diego State…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Is Pleased To Announce That Shirley Hays Has Joined Our Windermere Family!

Windermere Homes & Estates is pleased to announce that Shirley Hays has joined our Windermere family. Shirley started her real estate career in 1982. She holds a BA in Business Administration and is a licensed tax preparer and notary, bringing added skills and assistance to each of her clients. Her designations include CNE, ABR and…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Surpasses $1 Billion in Sales; Opens Three New Offices in San Diego County!

When Brian Gooding and Rich Johnson became partners and co-owners of Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) in 2013, even they might not have predicted the rapid growth they would experience in just two short years. Today, WHE is the fourth largest residential real estate brokerage in San Diego with over 320 agents and a rolling 12-month sales…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Opens Office in Palm Desert and Welcomes The Bannister Group

Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) is adding The Bannister Group team to the Windermere brand and is opening a new office in the El Paseo district of Palm Desert at 73-725 Paseo Drive. Since 1999, The Bannister Group has built a solid reputation as a boutique real estate company focused on superior customer service for those…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Yvonne Carreno To Our Team!

Windermere Homes & Estates is excited to announce that Yvonne Carreno has joined our Carlsbad office. Yvonne is a Southern CA native, and graduated from the University of CA Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She began her career in Real Estate in 2006. She took some time off to raise three beautiful daughters,…
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Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce that Robert Anastasia has joined the Sean Zanganeh Team!

Windermere 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Very Own Radio Celebrity – Hedy Goldman!

Windermere 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…
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Congratulations to Windermere Homes & Estates Agent Vickie Hoey!

Windermere 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Tasha Manzano

Windermere 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Donna Scott

Windermere 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Christine Douheret

Windermere 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…
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Jim Peters Joins Windermere

Windermere 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Is A Brokerage Catching Fire

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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcome Steve Dirk

Windermere 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”,…
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Realty Executives Scripps Ranch Merges with Windermere Homes & Estates

Windermere Homes & Estates Names Jim Berns Broker of Record Fastest Growing Windermere Franchise Adds Scripps Ranch Location (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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates is Fastest Growing Windermere Franchise Group

In 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…
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Lisa McAfee Joins Windermere Homes & Estates

Windermere 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…
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Eric Matz Team Joins Windermere Homes & Estates

Windermere 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…
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Top Producing Agent Rick Sauer Joins Windermere Homes & Estates

Windermere 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Jason Taylor

Windermere 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…
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Windermere Agents Earn International Designation for Luxury Home Marketing Expertise

(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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Patricia Smith

Patricia 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Anthony Boudreault to the Team!

Windermere 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Military Appreciation Carnival

On 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…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes the Chocano Real Estate Team!

Chocano 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,…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Opens 3 New Offices

  Windermere Homes & Estates, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in San Diego, has announced they have opened 3 new offices: The Del Mar Office – A street front location in the Village of Del Mar adjacent to their upstairs location. The Plaza in Rancho Bernardo – A second location in Rancho Bernardo adjacent…
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Windermere Homes & Estates Honors Barbara Stuart as Top Producing Agent

Barbara Stuart of Windermere Homes & Estates has earned the title of “top individual agent” out of the entire company for 2014. Barbara has 31 years of San Diego real estate sales expertise and has been a consistent top producer year after year. Although she has closed real estate transactions all over San Diego County,…
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Agent Nancy Canfield Inducted into the Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame

We are proud to announce that one of our Windermere Homes & Estates agents, Nancy Canfield, got inducted into the Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame for her leadership with the Rancho Bernardo Historical Society. She was nominated by Ted Gaasch, a 2000 inductee, who wrote that Canfield’s efforts as president and fundraising committee chairwoman “resulted…
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