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 34 home runs, Huff continued on in his career, winning the Silver Slugger Award and winning his first and second World Series between 2010 and 2012. 

 

While Huff has since retired from a career in the MLB, he has truly scored a home run when it comes to his Carmel Valley home, located in Rancho Pacifica. Huff’s home, boasting approximately $200,000 in elegant custom upgrades and energy-saving solar panels, offers a resort-style setting found only in Rancho Pacifica.

 

This guard-gated neighborhood  is perfectly located  between Del Mar, Carmel Valley and Rancho Santa Fe, allowing you to own a home in one of the most sought out locations found in San Diego County. Boasting 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 2 half-baths, this 8,114 square foot, completely single-level beauty is currently offered at $4,395,000, listed by Tracy Weaver of Coldwell Banker and John Wilcox of Windermere Homes & Estates. 

 

Enjoy the best of coastal living from the immaculate interior design to the completely upgraded yard, offering a private manicured oasis with a lagoon-entry pool, spa, outdoor living and entertaining areas. 

 

Additional features and upgrades to this home include new brick pavers for the entire backyard pool deck, solar for big utility savings, master suite with dual walk-in closets, luxurious bathroom suite with dual vanities, raised spa tub, oversized shower, sitting room and wet/coffee bar, exercise room or nursery. Plus, the elevated corner lot offers south-west oriented exposure, allowing maximum breezes and sunlight. 

 

To find out more about this home, or to schedule a private showing, you may reach John Wilcox direct at: 619-895-2144 or [email protected]

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 beaches and fun.

 

With a home in San Elijo Hills, Janet has been living in the local Carlsbad community for almost 10 years, living and working within a short car ride from each.

 

While Janet has early aspirations to be a singer, her dream shifted one day as she met a friend who was working in the real estate industry. In search of a better way to improve herself, Janet learned about the licensing process and began her studies, passing her real estate exam in December of 2015 and officially licensed as of February 2016.

 

Using her sales history and accounting, Janet is able to constantly connect with others due to her work ethic and fun-loving personality. With continuous aspirations to excel, Janet has received a multitude of awards as top employee and has even been recognized as top in sales throughout her career.  When a co-worker told Janet about Windermere Homes & Estates, she heard all about the company and their cutting edge training and technology, which was later reinforced by her broker who also joined the growing franchise.

 

“Janet is all about people, and her energy inspires the lives she touches.  She works hard, keeps current in our industry and knows North County like a true native.  A perfect fit to the Aviara office,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

Working out of Windermere’s Carlsbad/Aviara office, Janet can be found at 6965 El Camino Real, Carlsbad CA 92009. To speak to her about your buying and selling needs, or to get more information, you can reach Janet direct at: 760-809-3325

 

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 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 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 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

 

Home Staging & Photography Preparation Resource

By Jennifer Cris and Ollie Paterson

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to present: Home Staging & Photo Prep by Jennifer Cris and Ollie Paterson. We have created a webpage and video as a resource for agents to send to their clients to help with the staging efforts and reinforce the messages you tell your clients.
Please feel free to use the following resource in any way you see fit. You can find it here – www.whesd.com/staging
With staging at the forefront of every home sale, and a highly recommended, proven tool for home sale success, it is no wonder why so many homeowners and agents opt for home staging before the sale of their home.
With in house photography and videography offered by Windermere Homes & Estates, presented exclusively by Remarkable Real Estate Media, photographer Ollie Paterson is revolutionizing the way that real estate is filmed today. From his unique perspectives and angles to his out of the box concepts, Ollie has found ways to take what the traditional “cookie cutter” virtual tour and turn it on its side.
To find out more about home staging, speak to Jennifer Cris & Nancy Layne of Windermere Homes & Estates. For professional photography, speak to Ollie Paterson of Remarkable Real Estate Media.
Jennifer Cris 760-895-9344
Nancy Layne: 858-361-8713
Ollie Paterson: 619-940-6067
If you would like more information added to the staging webpage please let us know and we can continue to add to this resource for you and your clients.

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 sister, Laurie.

 

After high school, Chris followed in his brother’s footsteps and joined the United States Marine Corps.  Having served 30 years all over the world to include several combat deployments, his primary job was a Radio Technician.  After approximately 14 years, Chris moved to middle level management and then for his final 9 years moved on to executive level management.  Reaching the pinnacle of his career and being promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major, Chris was the enlisted advisor to the Commanding Officer of several units.  He was responsible for the morale, discipline, pay, welfare, administration, and professional military education of all enlisted Marines in the unit. He also served as a mentor to junior officers and senior staff non-commissioned officers.

 

Besides taking great pride in being a Marine, Music has been his life’s passion and Chris has been playing the drums since the age of 10.  To this day, he can be found in the local club scene playing in about 5 different bands.  His local tour schedule can be found at www.chrisslattery.com.

 

Chris’ final tour in the Corps landed him back in Southern California, a location he has been stationed at several times.  He loves the atmosphere and chose Temecula as his retirement home to share with my teenage daughters, Payton & Sabre.

 

Having purchased his first house through a Windermere agent, Ryan Street, also a fellow Marine with whom Chris has had the pleasure of serving, it was then that he decided he wanted to provide the same level of professionalism and service to others that are looking for an easy experience with such a monumental milestone.

 

With his background in management and retaining the Marine Corps core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment, coupled with a strong sense of integrity, Chris believes the foundation has been laid to put Southern California’s buying and selling population first & foremost in their real estate needs.

 

To check in with Chris to see what he’s up to, contact him at 760.670.8043 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 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 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 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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 U.S. Marine Corps. His devotion to ethical standards and integrity are derived from over a decade of experience in Law Enforcement. Efrain is extremely devoted to helping the local community, its citizens and is an outspoken advocate for Veterans and his values of God, Family, and Country are emulated in his daily life.

 

Having lived in Los Angeles and San Diego, Efrain has garnered the knowledge needed to help his clients fulfill their real estate needs, whether it is a first time home buyer or an experienced investor focused on the opportunities the Southern California marketplace has to offer. With over $3,000,000 in transactions in the first half of the year, multiple 5 star ratings, and extensive knowledge VA Home Loans, Efrain is an agent with a passion and drive to help you achieve your real estate goals.

 

A graduate of National University, Efrain holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Management with a Minor in Accounting and a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Community Development.

 

“Efrain has a wide range of experience and his dedication to the community is most admirable.  We’re really happy he chose to be in our new Escondido branch,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

During his free-time, Efrain makes sure to always spend time with his wife, 3 kids, and 3 dogs, as well as volunteer with local community groups.  To find out more about Efrain, or to get information on buying or selling your next home, you may reach him directly at 818.741.6604.

 

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 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 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 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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 active in her community with service to organizations as well as financial contributions.

 

Consistently a top performer within the ERA franchise, Lori has now join forces with Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

“Lori’s thorough knowledge of real estate and superior customer service skills are unparalleled, and we look forward to working with her in our new Escondido office,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

Specializing in all things Real Estate, Lori represents both buyers and sellers in their most important financial decisions.  She is knowledgeable in short sales, income properties and multiple units.  Lori’s reputation for honest representation as well as upfront and honest valuation opinions keep her established clients completely satisfied, and her integrity will impress anyone that has an opportunity to work with her.

 

Lori says, “As real estate professionals, an essential part of our job is accurately understanding and representing all members of our community. In doing so, we can better anticipate the needs of our customers and work to provide a positive real estate experience. I have been fortunate to have received so many referrals from family and friends throughout the years.”

 

Looking forward to continued success as a new member of the Windermere Homes & Estates team, Lori will be providing her Old World Service in conjunction with Windermere’s phenomenal reputation and agent support in the industry.

 

To find out more about Lori you can contact her directly at 760.470.2519 or her website, LoriRatliff.com.

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 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 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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 McKenna College and a MS degree in Management from American University in Washington D.C.

 

Since 1993 Peter has specialized in North County including sales of single family homes, townhomes/condos, residential income investment properties and relocations.

 

Now associated with Windermere, Peter will continue to provide first-class service and stress -free environment where both sellers and buyers are satisfied. Peter’s clients have included first time buyers, empty nesters, retirees, professionals and investors. He also has experienced the highs and lows of the real estate industry here in San Diego County.

 

As one of Windermere’s new members, Peter looks forward to continuing his real estate service within the growing Windermere organization.

 

“Peter’s experience is solid. His commitment to his clients underlines his dedication to developing relationships and maintaining high standards of service,  and we’re delighted to have him  in our Escondido branch,” says Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

 

Peter can be reached at [email protected], 760-743-7757 direct voice only.

 

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 18 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 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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 with her two sons and their families, and making memories with them.

 

Arlene considers herself fortunate to have a career that she loves.  Since beginning her real estate career in the early 1990’s she has worked hard to excel in the real estate industry, and has been a consistent top sales producer representing both Buyers and Sellers throughout San Diego.  She has learned that the real estate business is built by developing relationships, being able to negotiate skillfully, and by having exceptional market knowledge.

 

She also takes pride in the fact that a large source of her clientele has been a result of personal referrals and repeat clients.  All of her clients can expect to receive the same outstanding service, regardless of the price of their home.

 

The process of buying or selling a home should be a positive and comfortable experience.  Arlene provides her clients with extensive expertise and knowledge and represents them skillfully and professionally throughout the process of purchasing and/or selling their homes.  Working with great people is a gift Arlene never takes for granted and sees it as a joy and pleasure to serve them.

 

“Arlene’s enthusiasm for real estate shows.  The amount of her repeat clients is evidence of this, and we’re delighted that she has chosen to work with us in our Del Mar branch,” says Brian Gooding, 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. 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 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.