WHE Happenings Blog

Turning a dream and passion into a reality is not an easy task, but we do know that treating both agents and clients with respect is the key to success and trust. Brian Gooding and Rich Johnson began working together in 2004 and that very successful collaboration helped turn a small company into one of San Diego’s larger real estate firms.

The idea of owning a non-corporate and agent centric firm fueled our desire to get back to basics and form a company that puts agents first; and Windermere Homes & Estates is now that company. 

Marketing and Technology Divisions and at most companies are living in the past.  We have been known for being progressive and "tech savvy".  We are committed to providing opportunities for agents to grow within an

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February 10, 2014 | SAN DIEGO, CA – Windermere Homes & Estates, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in San Diego, has selected Samuel Scott Financial Group as their preferred mortgage company. 

“In today’s market, it’s more important than ever to work with a lender that you can trust and that knows how to close a purchase transaction on time,” said Brian Gooding, a broker and owner of Windermere Homes & Estates. “Samuel Scott has an incredible reputation in this industry. Whether they are financing a luxury estate or studio condo, our clients receive first class service.”

Since opening in 2006,

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Posted by Noelle Bortfeld 

When it comes to advertising, real estate companies have historically stuck to one message, which is usually something about why they’re the best. It’s important to be good at what we do, but does that really tell you WHY you should work with our company? I would argue no.

That’s why when Windermere started planning its 2014 advertising campaign, we decided to center it on the question “Why Windermere?” Our inspiration for this came from a book entitled, Start With Why, by Simon Sinek. This book really forced us to step back and look at things differently. It allowed us to reflect on the inspiration behind Windermere’s founding 42 years ago and what has enabled the company to grow into what it is today.

It all really

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"The Instant Marketing Makeover - Simple Ways to Enhance Your Email and Direct Mail Marketing!" is this Wednesday at 9am!

Samuel Scott's Real Estate Marketing Expert, Erica Liodice, will be here to teach you great ways to engage your headlines, and create a strong call to action for your 2014 real estate business. This is an opportunity that does not come every week (or month), so get your RSVP in to us asap and we will see you Wednesday at 9:00am!

Erica is a creative, cutting edge and technology driven marketing expert. Her commitment to excellence and dedication to her work are apparent in everything she does. As the Marketing Director for Samuel Scott Financial Group, Erica develops marketing tools and advertising opportunities that create distinct

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Posted in Buying by Tara Sharp

It should come as no surprise that online and mobile tools have become very valuable to people while they are in the process of buying and selling homes. According to a 2012 study by Google and the National Association of REALTORS® , 90% of home buyers used online search tools while looking for a home. In many ways, technology has improved the home buying process and provided sellers with more exposure to listings, while helping to decrease the overall sales cycle. Here’s a look at some helpful online tools that you can use during your next home purchase or sale.  

Online home search:

With access to more data, real estate companies like Windermere can provide you with many ways to find your dream home. Beyond

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Windermere Homes & Estates proudly announces that Eileen Drutman, Michelle Drutman and Gini De Armas of the Coastal Home Connection team have joined the company.

We are honored that this group of professionals have chosen our growing companyand will be working out of WHE's Carlsbad Office led by Co-Owner and Broker Brian Gooding.

With over 25 years as a Top Producer, Marketing professional, and Relocation Specialist, Eileen puts her extensive international background and technology skills to work to match buyers with sellers. She has experience with beachfront, bayfront, golf, and horse propertys through out San Diego County.

Michelle has extensive professional experience in Real Estate, Marketing and Investor Relations.

Recognizing the

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It is official! Diane Teti, John Olenik, and their amazing team have made Windermere Homes and Estates their new home. Words can’t express how thrilled we are about this and can’t wait to have them lead way in Rancho Bernardo. With the team consisting of Jennifer Teti-Burroughs, Tom Kaa, Susi Vickery, and Patsy Romero, they always maintain a positive, helpful and enthusiastic approach in going about their business.

They focus on solutions and are not discouraged by obstacles or challenges. First and foremost they take care of the business at hand, but also have fun and enjoy the camaraderie of working with their clients in the process. There are many qualities that go into being an excellent real estate professional – integrity, in depth community

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San Diego, California
July 6th, 2013

For Immediate Release

We are pleased to announce that we have opened the doors to our new company! Together, Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have teamed up to create Windermere Homes and Estates, an upscale local brokerage that is agent centric, powerful and progressive, yet with the feel of a family run company.  The announcement comes from Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding, Co-Owners and Founders.

The first office opened this week in the prestigious neighborhood of Santaluz, and three more locations are coming soon in the near future in Rancho Bernardo, Del Mar, and Carlsbad. It has been a dream of the Founders to open this brokerage together for the past few years.

Turning a dream and passion into a reality

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If you've bought or sold a home through Windermere Real Estate, you're a part of the Windermere Foundation, and you've made a positive difference in the lives of your neighbors in need.

Our Mission
For the past 25 years, the Windermere Foundation has donated a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold towards supporting low-income and homeless families in our communities. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington State, has grown to encompass ten states and has raised over $26 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to those who need our help the most.

Every Transaction Makes A Difference

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