Doug HrdlickaWindermere Homes and Estates has a new addition to their Palm Desert team. Douglas Hrdlicka has recently joined and is ready to bring an exceptional service to buyers and sellers. With Doug, you are never alone in the real estate waters. He understands the unfamiliarity of the market and works hard to keep his clients informed through open communication and shared knowledge. Valuing honesty and integrity, the work he puts forward is always for his clients to reach their real estate dreams.

“We are extremely lucky to have an agent who sees the industry as a people business, not as a sales business. Doug understands that the key to having a successful business is having happy clients. He is in it to see people in the homes they want to be in, not in the transactions that make him money,” Rich Johnson, co-owner.

As a natural business man, he can anticipate unforeseen obstacles and will walk hand-in-hand with his clients to get through them. Communication is one of his core values and he is always available to work around and with clients’ schedules.

ShelleyEhrmanNot all agents come with years of real estate experience, but every now and then a new agent comes along with a special eye for entrepreneurship and client service. This is definitely the case with Windermere Homes & Estates newest team member, Shelley Ehrman.

Though, Shelley was recently licensed, that doesn’t mean she is a stranger to working with people and supporting communities. She has been involved in the financial services market and also in technology marketing making her a perfect combination for the real estate industry. She knows how to work with diverse groups of people and loves the exciting full cycle market of real estate.

While she loves technology, she’s a people person first. She uses technology and the most recent advances in the real estate world to keep her clients informed throughout the real estate process. She loves learning about and servicing the needs of each individual home buyer and seller to provide them with the pertinent information they need to walk with her through the process. That’s why her focus is on creating a trusting relationship with clients and being sure that she is there with them every step of the way. She is excited to approach home-buying in a way that educates clients to make good decisions in real estate.

“This is an exciting step for us. Not only do we have a new agent with a technology background and marketing skills, but also someone who is eager to be mentored in the real estate business. There are exciting things coming up for Shelley with Windermere and she’ll have the support of Brian and I along the way,” Rich Johnson, co-owner.

Shelley Ehrman is based out of WHE Del Mar and specializes in luxury condominium properties in the Carmel Valley and Del Mar areas. She can be reached at [email protected] and at 858.427.4876.

KimKershawWindermere is proud to welcome Kim Kershaw to their Palm Desert office. Kim has excelled in the real estate business for the past 16 years.  Prior to real estate Kim obtained a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Cal State – Fullerton. She worked as a Marketing Specialist at Beckman Instruments and American Hospital Supply.  A job transfer for her husband took her to Denver, Colorado and after five years and the birth of their daughter and another job transfer returned the family to Southern California.  Kim decided that real estate was a perfect fit for her educational background and personal goals.  Providing a personal, professional and positive experience for every client is Kim’s main focus.  Kim’s true passion is best realized working with Sellers and Buyers to fulfill their real estate goals.  Going to extremes to protect and satisfy her clients is her normal mode of operation.  Kim truly is the difference between For Sale and SOLD!

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Lynda Wennerstrom is eager to be embarking on a new career as a Realtor® with Windermere Home & Estates. Prior to the real estate business, Lynda spent twenty years in the fashion corporate world, most notably working as Director of Merchandising for the Disney catalog and disneystores.com. She has focused the last decade on raising her three daughters with her husband David in North County, while serving the community through fundraising and event planning.

Lynda enjoys traveling the world, being creative, fitness, and sports. She is a self professed foodie and self taught chef who enjoys creating new recipes which she shares on her Facebook blog called “Kiss This Cook”.

Rick McCandlessWindermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Rick McCandless to their Rancho Bernardo office. Don’t let Rick’s engaging southern charm let you overlook the fact that Rick has extensive real estate knowledge and is consistently recognized as a top producer. Rick’s education includes a degree in marketing from the Univ. of Tennessee, he is a multi-year winner of the prestigious Five Star Agent award (only 7% of agents), he has put forth the time and effort to earn the Certified Residential Specialist designation (only 5% of agents) and also is a certified Karrass negotiator (a world renown distinction). In Rick’s spare time, he enjoys coaching his twin 12 yr. old’s sports teams and spending time with his wife Kristy.

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

Dionne’s kind and easy-going attitude makes her not only someone her clients love working with but agents enjoy the experience of working with her as well. Having spent much of her life in San Diego, Dionne knows the southern California lifestyle well and areas like the back of her hand! She helps buyers and sellers not only sell and purchase homes she guides them with an even hand every step of the way.

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The beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, casual lifestyle, and thrilling attractions make San Diego a popular destination for both locals and transients. Because of this reputation, San Diego is also known for its in-demand housing market. Home inventory is at its lowest right now which means prices are going up. Recent data suggests that homes are staying on the market for 45 days or less. With San Diego being a seller’s market, a big challenge for real estate agents has been finding a place for sellers to go once their home has sold. If you are entertaining the idea of selling or buying a home in the San Diego area, having a partner to assist you in the process and provide you with valuable knowledge of the community is a must have.

Finding the right real estate agent is the first, and most important, step. Rich Johnson, owner of Windermere Homes & Estates, explains, “When it comes to choosing a broker, the agents you are interviewing need to explain their qualifications, including how good they are at negotiations, and their experience in the local market. They must know the neighborhood.” He also suggests that you talk about their level of detail when
it comes to marketing, and ask what systems are in place to market the home, such as
social media, open houses, and advertising.

Once you have picked an agent you are comfortable with, walk through your house with them. The agent can make suggestions for improvements that you may have missed on your own. If the home is unfurnished, you should most definitely stage the home before you list it because staged homes tend to sell for higher prices.

With the San Diego area, and Rancho Bernardo in particular, being a rapidly growing locale, Rich states, “A healthy market has an average of 6 months of inventory. Rancho Bernardo has a little over 2 months. This means it is a strong seller’s market.” The 92127 zip code (west of I-15), has about 2.3 months of inventory in mostly new construction developments. East of I-15 in zip code 92128, there is a lack of supply for both
attached and detached housing, leaving the market with about 2.1 months of inventory.
“These are moving at an incredible rate, which is raising demand and prices.”

Windermere Homes & Estates not only provides the highest level of integrity to the housing industry, but also brings decades of knowledge and sharp attention to detail. Their well-trained agents are focused on integrity and understand the marketplace, and know that buying or selling a home is an experience, not a mere transaction.

Written By Jill Marber

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Born and raised in Glenview, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Lawrence migrated west in 1983 to escape the frigid winters. He was a professional tour caddie working on the European PGA Tour in the summer, and enjoying the resplendent Desert in the off season. The Senior PGA Tour was just getting rolling, so he hopped on-board, and spent the next 12 years working for, and around, the living legends of the game.
His life was spent globe-trotting and pining for a family. He left the profession in 1997, and became a full-time resident of the Coachella Valley.

Lawrence became a Realtor in 2005 and has enjoyed working in various facets of the real estate industry, including three-year tenure in the sales office at Andalusia at Coral Mountain, selling homes in the $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 price point. He also spent two years working for Investors Capital Network, a Trust Deed Investment Brokerage specializing in investor-funded land acquisition financing, mezzanine financing, and construction capital.

Larry is currently a resale expert with Windermere Homes & Estates in Palm Desert, California. He is passionate about properly marketing a client’s property and using all of the cutting edge technologies available in order to sell the home for the highest amount, in the shortest period of time. He also thoroughly enjoys pairing Buyers with the home they will make memories in for years to come.

Larry possesses an intimate knowledge of this area, and the current real estate market. If you’re looking for an expert to guide you through the complexities of the real estate transaction, give him a call.

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Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Dennis Watkins to their Carlsbad office. Dennis has a Bachelor degree of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from San Diego State University. After completing his degree he worked for the Carlsbad Senior Center as the Director. He was able to double the growth the Center by bringing in several new programs through grants from the Area Agency on Aging. Although this was a great opportunity and very rewarding he knew his main desire was to go into business for himself. So he started a full service Insurance Agency and began selling commercial and property Insurance. He owned and operated this agency for 26 years before selling the agency for his true passion in Real Estate sales. He’s extensive background brings great knowledge to helping his clients whether they are selling their home or purchasing a new home.

Artur Nersisyan
Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Artur Nersisyan to their Scripps Ranch office. Artur brings a business approach to real estate developed from those years of entrepreneurship and banking experience. He sees himself not as a salesman, but as a consultant of property transactions. Artur is a people person and he loves to help others realize the American dream of home ownership. He’s a serious student of real estate who stays informed of every aspect of the market – from local legislation to changes in lending practices.
With clients he forms a close, professional bond that puts them squarely at the center of each transaction. He endeavors to understand what they want and how to get them as close to their ideal as possible within the limitations of the marketplace. This is why he doesn’t specialize in just one neighborhood, or price range, or property type. He goes where his clients’ needs take him; from affordable units to first time home buyers, to multi-million dollar buildings and single family homes.
Buying or selling real estate is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make and Artur’s goal is to efficiently assist you through the entire process of selling or purchasing your home, while getting you the best value possible. There is no substitute for hard work. Artur will be happy to service your real estate needs.
Education:

• Masters in Science in Accounting, University of Central Florida
• Licensed Real Estate Agent, State of California.

Janiece Haney
Windermere Homes and Estates proudly welcomes Janiece Asa-Dorian to their Scripps Ranch office. Janiece has 27 years of experience as a San Diego Realtor servicing all areas in San Diego County. She works with both buyers and sellers meet their real estate objectives. As a San Diego native, she has extensive knowledge of each of the communities located in and around San Diego, and works tirelessly on her clients’ behalf to make the buying and selling experience a pleasant and successful one.

“Janiece has strong negotiation skills with honesty and integrity, which makes her a fantastic fit for our brand and our company,” says co-owner Rich Johnson. “Janiece owns the designation GRI, the Graduate REALTOR Institute designation and SFR, Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist. Those designations are the mark of a real estate professional who has made a commitment to providing a superior level of professional services.”
REALTORS with the GRI designation are highly trained individuals in many areas of real estate to better serve and protect their clients. Janiece is also certified as a Relocation Specialist, as well as, a Referral Specialist and has been honored by San Diego Magazine in 2010, 2011, and 2012 with the Five Star award for Best in Client Satisfaction.

Kara Courtney
Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Kara Courtney to the Aviara/South Carlsbad office. Kara has a deep understanding of the needs of home sellers and home buyers. She is skilled at putting a plan in place that will get them what they want while putting the most money in their pocket. Kara has created a business that meets the needs of sellers and buyers by making sure that they have the valuable information they need, their plans and transaction details happen on time and that they end up with the most net in their pocket.

Selling or buying a home is a big decision. Call Kara today before selling or buying a home in North San Diego County so you can get the best advice and end up with the most net in your pocket. Kara Courtney – 760-583-2226 or [email protected]

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

“Don presents a professional demeanor with a warm, clever, and intelligent personality into today’s Desert area real estate industry. His vast knowledge of the area is a great asset to our amazing team,” says co-owner, Brian Gooding.

Don offers strong negotiating skills with fair and articulate real estate strategies for his client’s to consider. Don’s primary objective is to protect his client’s interests and stay true to his fiduciary responsibilities throughout the real estate process. Additionally, Don’s goal is to make sure his client’s real estate buying or selling experience is as enjoyable and rewarding as it is successful and fulfilling.

Tracy SheppardWindermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Tracy Sheppard to their Del Mar office.

Who is Tracy?
Tracy was born and raised here in California and has lived in San Diego for 25 years. She has lives in Carmel Valley with her husband and children and her kids attend Torrey Pines High school and Canyon Crest Academy. She loves spending time with her teenagers and also loves the outdoors. She enjoys running, biking, hiking, tennis and taking her dog Bentley to the beach. She has volunteered at the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club as a Volleyball Coach, and loves volunteering with her church at a homeless shelter in Downtown San Diego. She knows San Diego well and has enjoyed working with clients through many real estate transactions.

Tracy’s Profile
Tracy’s passion for real estate began when she bought and sold homes even before she was a realtor. She loved the process of buying and selling so much that she decided to become a real estate professional. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia University Irvine, and loves educating buyers and sellers on the process of purchasing or selling their home.

Why Choose Tracy?
She prides herself in having extensive knowledge of the North County San Diego area, after living here for 25 years. She is dedicated to providing her buyers all the information they need to navigate the purchasing process. She works with first time buyers as well as seasoned buyers and will walk each client through the purchasing process and treat each client as if they are her only client. She has successfully sold many homes here in San Diego, and will provide each listing with specialized service to make sure their home gets the maximum exposure which will ultimately bring the highest sale price. She works with clients to price their homes to effectively sell them for the highest price possible. She prides herself in communicating with her clients
through the sale process so that each seller is constantly aware of the activity going on during the listing/escrow process. Tracy has spent her career as a realtor perfecting her negotiation skills and will fight hard on your behalf to get you the results you desire in your transaction. She will provide honesty, integrity and loyalty to each client and will work hard to earn her clients’ referral. Tracy treats every home she sells as if it were her own home.

david johnson headshotWindermere Homes & Estates is excited to have David Johnson as a part of their Palm Desert team. David is a California transplant from Colorado when he moved here to play tennis at The College of the Desert. Loving the lifestyle, he decided to stay. Aside from playing tennis his whole life, David has been concentrating on real estate as a career for the past ten years, making him an expert in real estate across the Southern California region.

David values the recreational lifestyle that desert has to offer and loves connecting his clients with their needs and wants in their real estate goals. He’s also a part of the community in every sense of the phrase. David has two young children who attend Gerald Ford Elementary and the Montessori School of Palm Desert. He also loves flying and volunteers at a local fire station.

Thanks to his love for tennis, David is very familiar with many of the communities in the Coachella Valley. He’s excited to be able to offer his expertise in real estate and communities with future clients!

JuneJolleyPhoto Windermere Homes & Estates is excited to have June Jolley as a part of their Palm Desert office! For over 25 years, June Jolley has been representing buyers and sellers of luxury homes, custom homesites, and upscale weekend-get-aways, behind the gates of La Quinta’s most prestigious golf course and residential communities.

Without question, her dedication and commitment to her clients, along with her extra care and personal touch, has earned her the highest praise from her many clients…who have been a constant source of referrals throughout her career.  

June is an intelligent, dynamic Real Estate Professional who knows how to create, negotiate, and close the best deal for her clients. She’s proved it…with nearly $300 Million in personal transactions. Her years of marketing and sales experience is second to none.  

Known for simply being One of The Best Realtors in the desert, June prides herself on providing the best quality service available to her clients. Her niche: She lists a few exceptional homes, rather than an exceptional number, so she has the time to pay utmost attention to getting her listings sold, and finding the perfect home for hers buyers.

Her marketing expertise as a Realtor and years ago in the Corporate World as Director of Marketing for Max Factor Cosmetics, is beyond compare. Combine that with the unparalleled global marketing of Windermere Homes and Estates, you’ve got the best of the best to represent you in the desert.

If you are thinking of buying or selling  , and want Extraordinary Representation, call June Jolley today.  She doesn’t have a crystal ball, but when it comes to marketing your home for sale- she is an expert.

Tina Do RealtorWindermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce that Tina Do will now be representing the company out of the Del Mar office. As a San Diego real estate professional, Tina brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about selling and buying real estate. She has experience to help sellers, buyers, and investors with all their San Diego real estate needs. Whether it’s selling a property for a seller, or finding a dream home for a buyer, she approaches all challenges with the right mix of passion, creativity, integrity, and intensity to deliver the smooth successful transaction.

“Tina was very instrumental in selling our home. From the first time my wife and I met her, she displayed a very professional demeanor. She presented to us ‘matter-of-factly’ the options we had in selling our home of 17 years. She was very attentive, knowledgeable, honest, sensitive and forthcoming in how she sold our home. Tina carries with her our trust and appreciation! She is our very own Real Estate Agent! We highly recommend her in any of your real estate needs.” Trulia Review

Tina has loves working with first-time home buyers, Relocation buyers and sellers. She also is passionate about selling luxury homes, single family detached homes, condominiums, multi family homes, as well as short sales and foreclosures homes. Tina has earned her CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert), SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource), and SRS (Seller Representative Specialist) designations.

Tina is also fluent in Vietnamese and is ready to serve the community in all of future clients’ real estate needs! Make your dream a reality with Tina Do, she can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 858-354-5194.

120927_jcs_092 2The Times of San Diego published an informative article written by our very own Chad Basinger! The Tax Benefits Every Homeowner Needs To Know About explains mortgage interest, property taxes, home improvements, home office deductions, and home energy tax credits. It’s a great resource for everyone this tax season.

Chad Basinger has held his CPA license since 1994, has his CFP Certificate, and has been a license Reatlor® since 2007, practicing in in San Diego County. In 2015, he was recognized in the top five of nearly 400 agents at Windermere Homes & Estates. Click on image to read!

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[/layout] [layout large=”Two Thirds”] Windermere Homes & Estates is thrilled to welcome Caryn Gildea to their team. Caryn is an experienced realtor, who has spent over the last decade devoted to helping home buyers find their dream homes. Clients have claimed loyalty to her stating, “While it can be overwhelming and stressful to purchase your first home, our experience was nothing but wonderful. Every home that she sent our way was personalized to every detail that we were looking for, and we found our dream home, she negotiated it perfectly. We have no problems on issues through the entire process. She was always available, in contact, and helpful beyond anything I would ever expect from a real estate agent. She listens carefully to her clients, and takes pride in finding the perfect home. She is honest, reliable, and has integrity and respect for her career. She is the only agent I will ever work with!” (Zillow Review)

Caryn prides herself on delivering a service of always doing what is in her clients’ best interest. She believes in honesty, trust and staying up-to-date with the latest trends in the real estate market. Most importantly, she understands how crucial it is to get her clients into their dream homes and on the seller’s side, the best offer for their properties. “Having an agent that is so involved in making her client’s needs her personal responsibilities really sets Caryn apart from her colleagues,” Rich Johnson, co-owner.
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Caryn is available to help you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise for your local market. Her office is based out of the Windermere Homes & Estates Fallbrook office located at 746 S Main Avenue, Fallbrook 92028. She can be contacted at 760-644-3322 or by email at [email protected].

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[/layout] [layout large=”Five Sixths”] Scott Ray and Associates and Windermere Homes & Estates has a new addition to their team, Lori Tran. Scott Ray has been a top producer in the San Diego market for 26 years with a proven track record of over 850 properties sold. His team specializes in Scripps Ranch, Poway, 4-S Ranch, Del Sur, Santaluz and Carmel Valley. Lori has recently joined the Scott Ray and Associates and is ready to bring an exceptional service to buyers and sellers. With Lori you are never alone in the real estate waters. She understands the unfamiliarity of the market and works hard to keep her clients informed through open communication and shared knowledge. Valuing honesty and integrity, she is always there for her clients and works to help them reach their real estate dreams. “We are extremely lucky to have an agent who sees the industry as a people business, not as a sales business. Lori Tran understands that the key to having a successful business is having happy clients. She is in it to see people in the homes they want to be in, not in the transactions that make her money,” Rich Johnson, co-owner of Windermere Homes & Estates.

Lori has been working in the San Diego real estate sector for a number of years and knows what it takes to make and close strong deals. As a natural business woman, she can anticipate unforeseen obstacles will walk hand-in-hand with her clients to get them through it.  Communication to Lori is a core value and she is always available to work around and with clients’ schedules. She is fluent in Chinese and Vietnamese, and especially loves helping clients bridge the gap between eastern and western cultures. She understands the importance of loyalty and works to ensure her clients come first.
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Lori is based out of the Rancho Bernardo Office located at 16783 Bernardo Center Drive in Rancho Bernardo. She can be reached at 858.729.8494 or by email at [email protected]. She’s at your service, home buyers!