Windermere Homes & Estate Partners with Parkbench

SAN DIEGO – August 24, 2021 (API)

Grant Findlay-Shirras, co-founder of, a leading online platform that helps local professionals connect with their community, has partnered with Rich Johnson, Broker & Owner of Windermere Homes & Estates, a leading real estate brokerage in San Diego, California.

Realtors, Become a Local Leader - Windermere and ParkbenchIn a time when #shoplocal roles off people’s tongues, Parkbench has pioneered a new and innovative way for community residents and small business owners to connect and support each other.

“Locals must support each other, and I created Parkbench to be the one-stop-shop for people to do this and stay up to date with what’s going on around them,” Findlay-Shirras explains.

“The use of videography has gained much popularity over the years, allowing real estate agents to become more ‘humanized’ to their audience and ultimately their clients”, Rich explains. “Video marketing links the motivation behind the Parkbench platform, which is to create community and connection. This is central to our core values at Windermere Homes & Estates. My agents will be able to profit significantly from the use of this website platform for years to come.”

Because of the sponsorship by Rich and his team, the local residents and small business owners of each community get to have all the resources that Parkbench’s platform provides for free.

As Grant and his Parkbench team expand across North America, more communities are being added daily, due in part, by the generosity of people like Rich.

“Our goal is to have a Parkbench site in every community across Canada and the USA, and getting our platform in the hands of locals is now even more important with so many people working from home and so many businesses struggling with all the constraints during the Covid pandemic,” Grant explains.

As for Grant and Parkbench, “We are excited to partner with Rich and his team to help provide a local news source for the people who live in San Diego and the free marketing platform for local businesses. We encourage everyone to check out their local Parkbench website and learn about the people behind the businesses, the events happening down the street, the deals being offered, and much more. Together, we can improve the economy and our quality of life.”

For more information, please contact:

Grant Findlay-Shirras of at [email protected]

Rich Johnson of Windermere Homes & Estates at [email protected]

*About Windermere Homes & Estates*

Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened offices across Southern California and is now home to over 600 active and referral agents. The brokerage has received accolades from the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR) such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and Fastest Growing Real Estate Brokerage in 2015. The creation of a place for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.

For more information on Windermere Homes & Estates, visit

*About Windermere Real Estate*

Windermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 74,000 home sales for more than $40.6 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 $43 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit