Rick SauerWindermere Homes and Estates is pleased to add top-producing agent, Rick Sauer, to the team! Rick’s tremendous success can be attributed to his deep understanding of the needs and goals of his clients and having a clear grasp of current real estate market conditions. If you are looking to buy or sell, Rick has the real estate knowledge, experience, and commitment to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. It is always Rick’s goal to create an exceptional real estate experience for his clients through the passionate delivery of truly remarkable service.

Focusing on Rancho Bernardo, Poway and surrounding communities, Rick has become a North County expert. Looking to sell your home? Rick creates maximum exposure of the home through high quality brochures, broker caravans, strategic open houses, mailings and massive internet marketing to bring in a large number of buyers. He is a skilled negotiator and puts deals together that other agents would not be able to. He will make an excellent addition to the Windermere Homes & Estates family.

JasonTaylorBizcardWindermere Homes and Estates is proud to welcome Jason Taylor to the team. Jason’s commitment to excellence in service is what truly makes him stand out as a real estate leader. He works closely with his clients to ensure all of their real estate needs are met. With open lines of communication and a straight forward approach, Jason educates his clients to help them realize their real estate goals. His team offers classic service with a modern approach, going above and beyond to create lasting relationships with you. He also offers his clients a robust referral network of home trade professionals. They help ensure your home is taken care of from top to bottom. His team goal is to continue to support you and your real estate needs, whether buying or selling. “Our 4 core values at Windermere Homes & Estates are relationships, community, collaboration and professionalism. Jason Taylor is a living, breathing representation of these values and we are glad to have him on the team,” says co-owner Rich Johnson.

Pam-&-Carol(San Diego, CA) — Pam O’Donnell and Carol Mohan with Windermere Homes & Estates earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® designation in recognition of their experience, knowledge and expertise in the luxury home market.  “Pam and Carol are an example of real estate professionals who have worked to develop market knowledge and the special skills and competencies necessary to provide exceptional service in the fine homes and estates marketplace,” said Institute President Laurie Moore-Moore, upon announcing their designation.  “Affluent buyers and sellers can turn to sales professionals who have this designation and be confident that they have special expertise and experience in luxury home marketing,” says Windermere Homes & Estates co-owner Brian Gooding.

“We are committed to providing outstanding service to our clients,” said Pam O’Donnell “the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® designation is evidence of our ability to meet the needs of affluent buyers and sellers.  Our membership in The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing also provides us with marketing tools and networking capabilities that benefit our clients.”

Pam O’Donnell and Carol Mohan are award-winning real estate professionals who have gone through special training and met performance standards in the upper tier market.  They specialize in real estate in Aviara/Carlsbad, La Costa, Cardiff, Encinitas, Solana Beach and the surrounding areasWhether you are buying or selling a home, or just need an expert opinion on real estate topics these are two top agents you can count on.

For current information on the upper tier market, contact Pam O’Donnell at 760.420.3990 or e-mail [email protected] and Carol Mohan at 858.945.6165 or e-mail [email protected]

Patricia SmithPatricia Smith started her real estate career 7 years ago with Windermere and we are proud to have her back in our Del Mar office. She will join us as one of our Premier Property Directors because of her extensive work in the luxury market. Patricia has been the #1 producer in her former company’s office for the last 2 years. If you’re looking for a San Diego real estate agent who will make your goals their own, then look no further. By utilizing the latest technological advances available, Patricia is able to react immediately to her client’s needs and to changes in the market place. Patricia maximizes the exposure of her inventory and listings to reach the target market in a timely and effective manner. Patricia clearly offers a distinct advantage in the promotion of properties including high definition video tours and immense exposure through various advertising mediums. Patricia has very strong values and believes in treating her clients the way she would want to be treated. She truly cares for her clients and always puts them first.

Patricia holds a MBA from Santa Clara University. She is a loving wife and mother of 3 kids and lives in South Carlsbad.

FullSizeRenderWindermere Welcomes Anthony Boudreault to their South Carlsbad office. Anthony has been visiting family in Carlsbad California for the last nineteen years. With the San Diego area being his favorite vacation destination, he decided to make the Coastal neighborhood of Terramar in Carlsbad his permanent home. With this life change Anthony decided to take the opportunity to pursue his interest in becoming a local realtor. He also feels that real estate is important not only because it’s the center of the economy but of your everyday life. Anthony has extensive employment history as a project manager, Anthony has an eye for detail and knows which steps to take to get the job done right. Anthony is looking forward to meeting you and helping you with all your real estate needs. He joined the perfect team for growth and knowledge, Windermere Homes & Estate’s agents have over 3,000 years of combined real estate experience.

150418Windermere-020On April 18th, 2015 Windermere Homes & Estates hosted a military appreciation carnival supporting a non-profit organization called STEP (Support the Enlisted Project) to reach out and support our local military families. The carnival was at Hilltop Community Park in Rancho Penasquitos with a total of 300 attendees from STEP and 130 volunteers from Windermere Homes & Estates. Windermere Homes & Estates facilitated a donation drive at their 7 offices and collected 21 crates of essential items and donated over $12,000 to STEP to help military families in need. The military families who attended the carnival were able to pick up all items and enjoy all the festivities, which included a petting zoo, carnival games, live music, BBQ, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn, obstacle course, face painting, magic show and free kids haircuts. “We would like to thank all the vendors who graciously donated their time and supported all the efforts in making this event happen. Thank you to council member Chris Cate of District 6 for the City of San Diego, Darnisha Hunter representative from Mayor Faulconer’s office and David Vasquez representative from council member Mark Kersey’s office for attending the event and presenting our Special Commendations,” says co-owner Rich Johnson.

Every year Windermere Homes & Estates closes their office to volunteer and help make a positive difference in our community. “Since we are such a heavily military ingrained community, we feel it is important to reach out and support local families who serve our country,” says Windermere Homes & Estates co-owner, Brian Gooding. Every time a Windermere sales associate sells a home,

they donate a portion of the commission to the Windermere Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1989. Contributions from Windermere agents combined with contributions from Windermere employees and public supporters have allowed the Windermere Foundation to distribute over $2 million dollars annually in recent years to non-profit agencies dedicated to helping the local community. Partnering with the Windermere Foundation in efforts to support this event Fidelity National Title and SD County Escrow have graciously donated and provided additional support.

STEP is a non-profit organization, based out of San Diego that provided $801k in financial aid to military and veteran families in 2014.  More info about STEP: www.stepsocal.org

chocanoChocano Real Estate Team has joined Windermere Homes & Estates. This group of professional Realtors® with more than 29 years of combined real estate experience. The Chocano team believes in the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, honesty and hard work. Pablo and Adela Chocano have proven results with 95% ratio of closed transactions, strong negotiation skills, sales and marketing skills to represent buyers, sellers and investors. They are also certified relocation specialists.

Their business philosophy is being passionate about our real estate career, dedicated to our clients and committed to providing excellent service with honesty, integrity and professionalism.

Their Clients: Each client gets individualized attention, open communication, and a daily report of events, tasks and activities. We are always available to answer questions and will do whatever it takes to complete each transaction.

Their Qualification and Training: Pablo and Adela Chocano have a bilingual background in English and Spanish and they hold Bachelor of Science degrees in Engineering and Business Administration. They are certified relocation specialists along with REO and short sale certified by The National Association of Realtors.

Their Awards: President’s Circle Award and Chairman’s Circle Gold award for volume of sales and productivity.


Our-Offices-2Windermere Homes & Estates, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in San Diego, has announced they have opened 3 new offices:
The Del Mar Office – A street front location in the Village of Del Mar adjacent to their upstairs location.
The Plaza in Rancho Bernardo – A second location in Rancho Bernardo adjacent to their existing Rancho Bernardo office.
The La Jolla Office – A street front location in the heart of La Jolla Village, in the Merrill Lynch building on Fay St.

All of the company’s offices offer an upscale, luxury feel with private agent offices, unique and modern work stations and communal areas for agents to meet and bring their clients.

Windermere Homes & Estates has experienced exponential growth since it opened in July of 2013. In just 22 short months, Windermere Homes & Estates has opened 7 locations, hired over 250 agents with a sales volume exceeding $750 million,  and continues to attract more sales agents to their team every day. The tremendous growth has been amazing for the new brokerage and in addition to the 7th office opening in La Jolla, owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding are actively searching for other possible locations around San Diego County. According to Brian Gooding, “our desire to grow at a steady yet sustainable pace is important to our continued success.”

If you are interested in joining one of the fastest growing real estate companies in San Diego, please call owners, Rich Johnson or Brian Gooding to schedule a private meeting and tour one of the company’s upscale offices!

Rich Johnson 858.356.6748
Brian Gooding 858.746.7286

Barbara-Stuart-WebBarbara Stuart of Windermere Homes & Estates has earned the title of “top individual agent” out of the entire company for 2014.

Barbara has 31 years of San Diego real estate sales expertise and has been a consistent top producer year after year. Although she has closed real estate transactions all over San Diego County, she specializes in home sales along the I-15 corridor.

In 2014, Barbara closed 24 real estate transactions resulting in over $17 million in local home sales.

She has also been named a 2015 Five Star Real Estate Agent, best in client satisfaction, and is a six year winner. The designation is awarded to just 7% of real estate agents in any market area.

Co-owner/Broker Rich Johnson is so happy that Barbara chose to work with Windermere Homes & Estates saying, “Barbara is not only a huge asset to the company, she is also one of the most professional and meticulous agents I have worked with.  I am not surprised of her remarkable achievements this past year and I’m so honored she has chosen us to back up her ever growing success”.

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

Canfield said in 2006 she visited the museum, then located in a storage shed at Bernardo Winery. She was writing a book and due to her interest in history wanted to become a member. When longtime member Tom Cook found out about her success in raising money through her Rancho Bernardo Honorary Mayor campaign, he told her about the historical society’s goal to raise $100,000 for a permanent museum and asked her to spearhead it. That goal was quickly raised to $300,000 for the museum and an additional $300,000 for an endowment to fund its continued operation.

From 2006 to 2010, Canfield led the fundraising committee’s efforts, not only to raise money, but awareness of the historical society and museum.

“I knew we had to build our reputation in the community as worthy of their contributions,” Canfield said. “People would not give if they never heard of us and/or did not know what our mission was.”

To do this, she focused on increasing membership and museum visitors. The museum — now in the winery’s bunkhouse with a 20-year lease — had 10,000 visitors last year. Under her leadership the volunteer organization developed a newsletter, website and e-blast; started holding its annual pancake breakfast and monthly speaker series; hosted receptions; and participated in the Spirit of the Fourth parade and cultural fair during the RB Alive! Expo.

Canfield also posted flyers about the museum at local businesses; sold numerous fundraiser items like the museum’s cornerstones, brick pavers, benches, blankets, ornaments, books, postcards, visors, tote bags and prints; and engaged a local writers group to write about Rancho Bernardo’s history.

From 2007 to 2010 and since 2013 Canfield has been the historical society’s president. With the museum settled in a permanent home, Canfield’s focus has shifted to its infrastructure, including policies and procedures, exhibit planning, recruiting a volunteer museum director and forming an acquisition policy for its accessioning and collections program.

Canfield said her preference is to lead each committee when it forms, then get a chairperson to continue its leadership while she moves on to the next committee needed for another task. As for why she volunteers, Canfield said it represents an extension of one’s self, family and neighbors — a way to reach out beyond one’s own responsibilities.

“I am thankful I am able to do it … and consider it a blessing as well,” Canfield said.

As featured in the Pomerado News click here to view the article.