WHE Happenings Blog

By Nancy Canfield

Referrals
As Realtors, it is part of our Ethics requirements to do our best for our clients.  But how can you predict who the best person for your needs will be.  You may get all kinds of postcards in the mail that look great.  You see ads in the paper, or on a sign at the house For Sale down the street.  But stop and think about it, whenever you are going to make a major purchase, change doctors or dentists, choose your children’s school, don’t you ask someone whom you know and trust.  This is probably a better approach than a glance in a phone directory, or Ad in the paper.

Licensed
Expect candidates to be licensed by the CalBRE, (California Bureau of Real Estate), and the SDAR, (San Diego Association of Realtors).  These are the agencies

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) New Closing Regulations May Create Delays in Closing Your Escrows

Beginning October 3, 2015, the Good Faith Estimate (GFE), the HUD-1 and the Truth-in- Lending Act (TILA) disclosures will be replaced in most transactions by two new forms – the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure.  It is widely expected that the new forms and rules may create delays in closing. In light of this possibility, we offer some general advice.

The new forms are designed to aid the consumer in comparison shopping, improve consumer understanding and prevent surprises at the closing table.

The main problem with the new forms and rules is the potential for delays in closing. Although it is not for certain, it is widely

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 Fastest Growing Franchise Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down

 

Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) in Southern California is a brokerage catching fire.  In the past month they have named a new Broker of Record, added over 40 new agents, were nominated as “Most Innovative” by Inman News, seen agent production soar and broken ground on a new office. WHE is currently the fourth largest residential real estate brokerage in San Diego based on sales volume. The company currently has a rolling 12-month sales volume of $990 million and this year, they expect to hit $1 billion.   In two short years, they have grown the company to 8 offices and over 300 agents with future expansion on the horizon.  This record growth has earned them the title of “Fastest Growing

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Rick Sauer believes in staging and will cover the costs!When potential buyers first enter your home, it is the first impression that will stay with them when considering purchase. When buyers are typically looking at multiple homes in the same day, making your home memorable can be done with strategic staging. You are helping the buyer to see the potential without leaving it up to their imagination. If a home is empty without furniture it can be difficult for some buyers to imagine themselves living in it.

What is a home stager? A home stager is similar to an interior decorator. They have expertise on choosing colors, fabrics and furniture and arranging them to have the best, most functional appeal.

Why should I stage my home? According to the Real Estate Staging Association®, professionally listed

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Windermere Homes & Estates Names
Jim Berns Broker of Record

Fastest Growing Windermere Franchise Adds Scripps Ranch Location

(l-r) Rich Johnson, Jim Berns, Brian Goodin

Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) co-owners, Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding are pleased to announce Jim Berns will be joining the management team as Broker of Record.  Jim is three time “Broker of The Year” and well known along the I-15 corridor for his real estate knowledge, integrity and dedication to helping agents. “Jim is a perfect complement to our team.  He has the same commitment to agent success we embody here at WHE and he brings an incredible wealth of real estate knowledge to our agents,” said Johnson.

In addition, the Realty Executive

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In two years company has grown to over 300 agents in seven offices

(PRWEB) July 06, 2015

OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate, announced today that San Diego-based Windermere Homes & Estates is expected to reach $1 billion in sales in its second year in business, making it the fastest growing franchise group within Windermere’s 300 office network.

In July 2013, Windermere Homes & Estates co-owners, Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding, opened their first office in Santaluz with 0 agents. Twenty-four months later, they’ve opened six additional offices and recruited more than 300 agents with plans for future expansion.

“When Brian and I opened our first Windermere office two years ago, we agreed that our main focus

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On 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,

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Windermere 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

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Barbara 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

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On April 18th, 2015 Windermere Homes & Estates will be hosting a military appreciation carnival where local STEP families will receive donation items and enjoy a day of fun with their family!

Windermere Homes & Estates is partnering with STEP (Support the Enlisted Project) to reach out and support our local military. Windermere’s real estate agents, brokers, clients and staff have been donating essential items to help young military families. Each of the 7 Windermere Homes & Estates offices have been collecting items for the past 3 months.

On April 18th (1-5pm) at Hilltop Community Park in Rancho Penasquitos, Windermere will be wrapping up their fundraiser/donation drive with a military appreciation carnival in partnership with STEP and are

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