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.

 

Jovani has an emphasis on marketing and Spanish speaking markets, he wanted to work abroad in Mexico, or another Latin American country for a multi-national company. At the time of his graduation in 2009 the economy was in shambles and Jovani saw an opportunity in Real Estate at a time when most agents were getting out of the business.

 

As a current Escondido resident Jovani bought a duplex as his first home, utilizing his investment as a future rental income property. Jovani has even invested in a small 2 unit commercial building where his wife runs her hair salon.

 

“What inspired me to get into the business was a desire to learn about Real Estate as an investment vehicle. I wanted to be able to help my family, friends, and clients build stability and wealth through Real Estate. I chose Windermere Homes & Estates because the company has been developed and geared toward growth. The tools and resources are in place to continue to grow my business and provide a better, higher quality service to my clients.”

 

Working out of the Escondido office, Jovani is able to work in the city where he lives and thrives in business. Jovani is part of the young professionals network (YPN) at NSDCAR. Local realtors now know Jovani as a resource for social media marketing and his involvement in the local Escondido broker caravan.

 

“I help a lot clients buy and sell Real Estate in Escondido and beyond. I think my associate Jose Aquino and I can provide a great service to our local communities and be a resource to first time home buyers, home owners looking to move, and the Hispanic members of our community as well. We are both fluent in Spanish and are diligent Real Estate professionals that will look out for our client’s best interests. We love helping our clients achieve their home ownership goals, and we partner up with great lenders that provide various loan programs that make home ownership a reality for young families.”

 

“Jovani’s love for Escondido, paired with his knowledge of Real Estate, make him a good fit for our new location in Escondido.  We’re proud to have him on our team,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

To find out more about Jovani and his growth at Windermere Homes & Estates, you can contact him direct at:[email protected]

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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 the beach is your backyard.

 

Jose spent his earlier years enjoying fun in the sun, playing soccer with friends while frequenting the local beaches after school. With aspirations to help family and friends, Jose attained his real estate license in December of 2012. From his honest and professional work ethic to his unwavering dedication to his craft, Jose is now able to help neighbors, friends and family with all of their real estate needs. While working with a wide array of clients, Jose and Jovani teamed up and joined Windermere Homes & Estates so that they may sharpen their skills and utilize some of the many tools that Windermere has to offer its agents.

 

“Jose’s knowledge of San Diego gives him a solid understanding of the market, and we’re lucky he has chosen to work with us in our new Escondido office,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

As a bilingual agent Jose speaks Spanish and English, and will have a primary focus on the Escondido area of Southern California. To find out more about Jose, you can reach him direct at: [email protected]

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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 going down a similar path that would allow her to help neighbors and friends in her community with better educating and assisting them when it matters most.

 

Tawney used her love of people to fuel her passion to work in the Real Estate field. “It is my goal to help people to find the best home for their circumstances,” Tawney claims. With customer service at the front line of her dreams, Tawney found herself getting licensed and joining Windermere Homes & Estates, a company that reflected Tawney’s belief of helping others.

 

From her customer service to her community service, Tawney’s experiences have allowed her the perfect platform for taking on her current Real Estate career. Now working out of Windermere’s brand new Escondido office, Tawney looks forward to making an impact on her beloved hometown, connecting with both neighbors and friends alike to help them to reach both their life, and Real Estate goals.

 

“Education is Tawney’s specialty and it shows.  She adds vital skills to our office, and we’re so happy she chose us,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

To find out more about Tawney Maseline, or to get information on buying or selling your next home, you may reach her direct at: [email protected]

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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 that would allow him to work directly with clients, satisfying their unique, individual needs, time and time again.

 

As Peter migrated down to the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego, a career in Real Estate sales became the primary focus of his life. When seeking an office that would reflect his work ethic, Peter found himself at Windermere Homes & Estates – a company known for its exceptional service and its strategic core values.

 

While solving client problems, over-delivering, and listening to his clients throughout each transaction, Peter finds that he is able to provide the very best in service with the continuous help of Windermere’s support. As he transforms client transactions into lifetime relationships, Peter finds Real Estate to be the perfect opportunity to link homeowners with the perfect space, while also fulfilling his lifelong goal of service to others.

 

“Peter enjoys serving his clients and it shows.  He builds relationships.  That’s who he is, and we’re happy that he chose to work with us,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

To contact Peter direct regarding your next home purchase or sale, you can reach him at: 949-885-6397 || [email protected]

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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 organizational skills with her love of Real Estate and begin a new adventure.

 

Nikki’s love of real estate began in high school when she would peruse the LA Times for her dream home. As this continued into adulthood, Nikki frequently attended open houses in her neighborhood while out for walks with her dog. Nikki decided to turn her hobby into a new career and began the process of getting licensed. As a new agent, she is excited to share her passion for real estate and her love of San Diego with her clients. As a recent home buyer, she knows how difficult home buying and selling can be and is looking forward to making the process as smooth as possible for her clients.

 

Aside from real estate, Nikki has several passions. She spends most of her free time training for obstacle course races such as Spartan Race, Epic Race, and Warrior Dash. Most of her training involves attending the climbing gym, weight lifting, hiking, and the occasional run. Nikki is also a certified in wine and spirits tasting through the WSET and enjoys a nice glass of rosé after a workout.

 

“Nikki’s experience in Economics gives her an edge in today’s market.  Her analytical skills and determination add so much to our team, and we’re delighted she chose to work with us,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

To find out more about Nikki Lincoln, or to speak to her about your next home purchase or sale, you can reach her directly at: [email protected]

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

 

Mark Donar Joins Windermere CarlsbadOriginally 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 homes. During this time, Mark enjoyed “the hunt” for the next perfect home and taking on significant home improvement projects as he transitioned from one home to the next.  After being assigned to Camp Pendleton, Mark found himself enjoying the beauty Southern California has to offer, from the surf of Oceanside to the sunny beaches running down the coast.

 

While the Marine Corps had moved Mark and his family several times, he always found his way back to Southern California.  As Mark’s career as a Marine came to a close, he decided to plant his flag firmly in the Oceanside area, enjoying both the lifestyle and a community they now call home.

 

The direct result of five home purchases and eight moves within Mark’s career finally brought him into the Real Estate field.  This experience has taught Mark about the different aspects of the Real Estate market with each purchase and sale.  With his personal experience, Mark is now able to assist home buyers and sellers during their transitions, helping them to find their first, or next, perfect home. Applying his character, integrity, and negotiating skills that he has honed over his career culminating as a Lieutenant Colonel, Mark is able to ensure that his clients wants and needs are met, all the while leading them through the process from start to finish.

 

“Mark’s travels have given him an important perspective.  Seeing the process from both sides so many times enables him to educate his clients about the process, and we’re delighted to have Mark on our Carlsbad team,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

To learn more about Mark’s career in Real Estate, or to discuss your next home purchase or sale, you can reach him direct at: 760-505-7466.

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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 different regions, WHE has grown to become Windermere Real Estate’s largest franchise in number of branches, 5th overall in number of transactions, almost 2,500 transactions, while assembling a talented team of experienced agents, staff, and leadership personnel that is second to none!

 

Within 4 years of successful operations, WHE has been able to expand its services all throughout Southern California, accomplishing more with each year. Some of WHE’s greatest accomplishments include:

 

  • 2013: WHE Hires 70 Agents in the First 70 days in Business
  • 2014: WHE Opens 5th Office
  • 2015: WHE Hits a Billion Dollars in Sales * According to data taken from broker metrics
  • 2016: Named Fastest Growing Brokerage in California: By First Tuesday Journal
  • 2016: San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR) first time “Brokerage Achievement of Excellence”
  • 2017: Named Windermere Real Estate’s Largest Franchise in: Number of Branches
  • 2017: Named Windermere Real Estate’s Largest Franchise in: 5th Overall in Number of Transactions
  • 2017: Now with Approx. 450 Agents, WHE is Set to Open Its 17th Branch

WHE thankfully celebrates this monumental point in history, giving all the credit to its thriving team of agents and of course, its amazing support team of family and staff.

 

Rich Johnson, co-owner of WHE exclaimed, “We are thrilled to have such an outstanding team of both agents and support staff! We owe tremendous gratitude to all the members of our team who helped to make this happen, from our office coordinators, training and mentoring team, our affiliates, our broker of record, and of course, our agents! Without them, we would not have been able to give back as much as we do, strive for as much as we’ve achieved, and hit the level of success we have reached today. We owe it all to them, and continue our outreach into neighboring areas of Southern California and beyond. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen.”

 

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 to come by, Tasha is a renowned leader in the real estate industry, known for her latest accomplishments in building three major real estate brands, after developing a successful career building title insurance brands. 

 

Among her many achievements, Tasha was also recognized as a continuous top sales producer, Sales Manager, Director of Education and Agent Development, as well as CEO. Tasha Manzano is a 30 year veteran of the real estate industry, joining Windermere Homes & Estates in 2015. She supports Windermere’s Realtors in all aspects of their growth, coaching and training through a dynamic platform, offered exclusively by Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

Tasha is an alumni of Torrey Pines High School and earned her BA in Communication from UCSD and enjoyed a spot on the Triton Women’s Crew Team. She has been a featured speaker at USD’s Burnham-Moore Center for Real Estate, Mira Costa College and a variety of San Diego women’s organizations. Tasha currently serves as Director at Large for NSDCAR, sitting on the 702 committee and emcees the Carmel Valley, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe caravan bi-monthly.

 

She is a proud mother of three, which she considers her most important role. Tasha spends her spare time dabbling in photography, cooking, enjoying hiking and kayaking, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Rich Johnson, owner of Windermere Homes & Estates exclaims, “We are so thankful to have such an invaluable member on our team! Tasha has become a beacon to all who meet and work with her, and we look forward to her continued success as both a coach and an educator within our company.

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.

 

As a veteran in sales and Real Estate training, Mike’s history in the field began back in 1988, and he has held positions as an agent, general branch manager, trainer and educator, plus consultant and partner to his agents. Mike’s history has given him experience with both owners and agents alike, working hand and hand to ensure better service, further development, and improved production for each company he has partnered with.

 

Rich Johnson, owner of Windermere Homes & Estates exclaims, “We are thrilled to have Mike join us here at Windermere! He is going to serve as the perfect advocate for assisting both agents and staff in a much needed capacity here at our inland offices. I look forward to seeing his growth and development within our company, while also enabling and furthering the development of our agents simultaneously.”

 

Mike’s history in San Diego Real Estate, coupled with his management style and familiarity with San Diego’s diverse communities, allows him to play a vital role in the expansion and progressiveness of the ever-growing Windermere franchise. As a key player in agent education and retention, Mike will be assisting agents with expanding their business and also helping them to improve their growth as professionals.

 

Working between two of Windermere’s largest inland offices, Mike can be found at the Rancho Bernardo office, located at 16783 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego CA 92128, or the newly expanded Scripps Ranch location, found at 9988 Hibert Street, San Diego CA 92131.

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates 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 boarding of several new agents.

 

Bringing her creativity, attention to detail, and her years of service experience, Teresa has held positions with Private Fiduciaries, as well as working as a Graphic Designer and retail specialist. Teresa’s history in service allows her to fill the perfect need in the Scripps Ranch office, bringing agents closer to their real estate goals through personalized training and education. 

 

Rich Johnson, owner of Windermere Homes & Estates exclaimed, “We were thrilled to find Teresa at the time we did! She is a perfect addition to our expanding office and will surely be helpful in the progress and growth of our developing space.”

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 the potential without leaving it up to their imagination. If a home is empty without furniture it can be difficult for some buyers to imagine themselves living in it.

 

What is a home stager? A home stager is similar to an interior decorator. They have expertise on choosing colors, fabrics and furniture and arranging them to have the best, most functional appeal.

 

Why should I stage my home? According to the Real Estate Staging Association®, professionally listed staged properties spend 87 percent less time on the market. In California if a home is staged prior to going on the market it will sell 5x’s faster than a home that is not staged.

 

What process is involved in Home Staging?

 

1.) Plan – Develop an action plan that helps to highlight the strengths and downplay the weaknesses. For example, removing heavy curtains from a window with a great view or downsizing oversized furniture to make the room look bigger.

 

2.) Declutter – Too much clutter or disorder in a house can give a buyer the impression that the house does not have enough storage space or was not well maintained

 

3.) Repairs – Schedule any needed repairs. This includes worn carpet, loose door knobs, leaky faucets, broken screens, paint, etc… Properties that are move-in ready are more appealing to buyers.

 

4.) Reorganize – Bring in furniture, artwork, bedding, pillows and some home décor to create a balanced and invited space. Many home stagers have warehouses of items to help your home feel like your buyers dream home.

 

How much money could you save by staging your home? The Real Estate Staging Association® study show 63 homeowners had their property on the market 143 days before staging. If their mortgage and expenses are $2,100 per month they could have saved $8,400 if they staged it before listing it.

 

Choosing the right agent with the right expertise is so important when selling your home. Rick Sauer believes his role as your Realtor is to guide you through the buying or selling process, taking the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction. If you have any questions about selling your home, give him a call. Rick Sauer believes in home staging and will even cover the costs!

 

Rick Sauer

858-414-0977

www.ricksauer.com

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 Downtown Merchants Association, R.E.I.N.S. Therapeutic Horsmanship Program, The Foundation for Senior Care, Vista Palomar Riders, and Fallbrook Riders, Inc. She has a love for real estate and for the equine community. Marilee has a passion for the rural lifestyle and is an expert in equine properties and Fallbrook communities.

Deborah Danko is an experienced real estate agent and her philosophy towards business is simple: Clients come first. She is in constant communication clients, keeping them informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. She believes that her clients are left with an amazing experience then she didn’t do her job. For Deborah, success is measured through the satisfaction of her clients.

Douglas Brickell is no stranger to the Fallbrook community. Having served as a fire fighter for many years he brings a unique perspective on the home buying and selling experience. Understanding that communication and knowledge are the keys to reaching real estate goals, and Douglass is constant in keeping open communication with clients and educates them on the essentials of the real estate process. He works hard to anticipate and take action on possible hurdles along the way and works for this clients with the utmost integrity.

Marilee Lowe, Deborah Danko, and Douglas Brickell are all based out of the Windermere Homes & Estates, Fallbrook at 746 S Maine Avenue, Fallbrook and can be reach at (760) 936-8145.

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 dressed for success, emulating the latest styles in fashion and following her dreams of working in an industry that allows her to demonstrate her unique taste and style while helping others in finding their perfect match when it comes to home sales. With an innate ability to connect with people, Alma found that a career in Real Estate would allow her to work in an industry that would speak to her true interests in life.

Having close ties to construction, Alma’s father has been instrumental in bringing her into her career in sales. With a perfect bird’s eye view, Alma has been able to experience all steps involved in real property development, from the initial building, foundation and construction of beautiful homes, to renovations and upgrades. This behind the scenes look at Real Estate has given Alma such in-depth experience with Real Estate that she is now able to apply in educating buyers and sellers alike.

From her dedicated and determined work ethic to her affable personality, Alma’s personality is infectious to all of the clients she gets to work with.

Using Windermere’s cutting edge technology and training tools, Alma has her heart set on living out her dreams in the Real Estate field, while helping clients to live out theirs when it comes to finding a place to call home.

“Alma’s experience with the construction process gives her clients a valuable resource, and we’re delighted that she has chosen to work with us,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates

To discuss your next home purchase or sale with Alma Nunez, you can contact her direct at: 619-249-6979 or [email protected]

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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

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

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

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

To find out about Andrea’s  progress with Windermere Homes & Estates, or to contact her for your next Real Estate transaction, you can reach her direct at: 760.402.2485 or A[email protected]

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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

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

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

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

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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

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

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

About Windermere Real Estate
Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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

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

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

Shirley Hays, Realtor
CalBRE# 00811933

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

Nick's House

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

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

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

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