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.