The Importance of Pre-Approval

by Sandy Dodge To set yourself up for a smooth and successful home purchase, getting pre-approved is perhaps the most productive first step you can take. It strengthens your buying credibility, informs your home search, and speeds up the closing process.   The Pre-Approval Process  There is an important distinction to made between two important steps of your…

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Timeless Home Design

by Sandy Dodge When decorating and designing, homeowners often strive for a home that may incorporate vintage and modern elements but remains timeless at its core. Fortunately, certain design principles and elements have stood the test the time and can help you curate the home you desire. Here is your guide to understanding how you can design…

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The Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

by Sandy Dodge Pre-listing inspections can help sellers better understand the condition of their home before putting it on the market. They can also strengthen a home’s appeal to potential buyers and help to streamline the offer process, which is especially important in competitive markets. However, pre-listing inspections can also open sellers up to added…

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The Risks of FSBO

by Sandy Dodge Selling a home is a complex process that requires patience, knowledge of the market, and a deep understanding of the financial processes. And that’s just the beginning. Accordingly, many homeowners trust in a professional to sell their home by working with a real estate agent. Despite the expertise an agent brings to the…

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Working with a Buyer’s Agent

by Sandy Dodge   What is a Buyer’s Agent?   A typical real estate transaction involves a buyer’s agent representing the buyer and a listing agent representing the seller. A buyer’s agent helps the buyer identify potential homes to pursue, advises them on negotiations, and helps navigate any hurdles during the buying process. Once they…

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Finding the Right Agent to Sell Your Home

by Sandy Dodge Selling your home is a collaborative effort between you and your real estate agent. As you prepare to sell your home, it’s important to find an agent who not only can answer your questions throughout the selling process, but who also cares about the happiness and goals of you and your household, as…

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How to Prevent Water Damage to Your Home

by Sandy Dodge   Water is constantly coursing through your home, flowing in and out of drain pipes, sinks, tubs, and showers. Numerous systems in our homes are dependent upon water, but the minute it runs rampant it begins to cause damage. The consequences of water damage run the gamut, from rotted drywall and mold…

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Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes James Colburn

The brokerage welcomes James Colburn to the Executive Team as Chief Growth Officer.   San Diego, CA, March 22 – Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) welcomes new Chief Growth Officer, James Colburn.   Colburn will manage recruitment and retention to ensure the highest level of talent and agent satisfaction in the organization.   James is…

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Windermere Homes & Estates Hosts Video Marketing Workshops

Windermere Homes & Estates supports agents with in-house video production. San Diego, CA, February 10 – The marketing team at Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) uses video marketing workshops to empower agents with fresh content for the new year. Video marketing is crucial for agents who want to stay competitive in the ever-growing digital sphere.  …

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