WHE Happenings Blog

Windermere Homes & Estates is thrilled to welcome Janie Munce to the company`s Del Mar office.

Janie has been practicing real estate since 2000.  Before that, she was Paralegal for a Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice law firm and then family law for 10 years.

Janie`s background in law helps her and her clients navigate through the sometimes confusing paperwork involved in a real estate transaction.  What has also proven to be a huge advantage for her clients is that Janie holds a business license for interior design, foliage and accessories. With her license, she can assist new homeowners in decorating and furnishing their newly purchased homes as well as help with staging homes on the market for sale.  

Janie not only focuses on real

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Husband and wife real estate team, Lauren and Tony Hill, have recently joined Windermere Homes & Estates in the company’s Aviara/South Carlsbad office.

Lauren has been practicing real estate since 2002, while Tony has had his license since 2011. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Tony was a residential real estate Appraiser for 10 years.  His experience as an Appraiser has proved to be a major asset to the Hills’ clients!

Lauren is originally from New Jersey but grew up in Jupiter, Florida while Tony grew up in Tennessee.  What brought them to San Diego?  According to Lauren, “Our immense love of living on the coast and our deep love for all things San Diego… the perfect weather, the beautiful beaches, the unique qualities of the amazing North County

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Windermere Homes & Estates is very happy to welcome agent, Tracy Tolmich to the company`s Aviara/South Carlsbad office!

Originally from Lake Forest, in South Orange County, family and friends brought her to Carlsbad where she has been practicing real estate since 2001. Tracy also holds a California Notary Public license.

When Tracy isn`t selling real estate, she enjoys kayaking, camping and traveling.

When asked why she loves being an agent, Tracy said, “I am dedicated to helping my clients from the beginning of the transaction through the each step until completed. I bring many years of being a Realtor as well as mortgage lending experience. My goal is make sure that my clients are 100% satisfied with my service. The majority of my business

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Windermere Homes & Estates is very happy to welcome Mary Wagner to the company`s Rancho Bernardo office!

Mary has been a San Diego resident since 1989. She is very active in her community along the I-15 Corridor as a regular volunteer, a PTA President, RBHS Football Booster Concessions volunteer and RBLL Sponsorship Chair Assistant.

In addition to being a real estate agent and an avid volunteer, Mary has been a small business owner since 1993 and served in the United States Air Force from 1981 to 1989.

Mary was born and raised in northwest Illinois, she married her husband Ralph Wagner in 1991 and her son Jack is a sophomore in college.

Windermere Homes & Estates is so happy to have another agent that is so dedicated, personal, caring,

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A message from Daniel Beer, a top producing agent based out of the Windermere Homes & Estates Santaluz office.

“When I started to get really serious about my real estate sales business I knew there were a few key things I needed to do. At the top of that list was to find a great lender and build a relationship that would benefit both our businesses. I found the perfect partner in Samuel Scott Financial Group. 

I had been in this business for 7 years already and I had worked with a number of good loan officers.  However, I did not feel like I had the right team in place for the type of volume I was starting to do and where I was looking to take my business.

I had been interacting for a few months with Samuel Scott and I knew in my gut that it was

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In the first 18 months since the company launched, Windermere Homes & Estates has hired over 200 agents, opened five offices, started construction on two others and has more luxury locations on the way.  The real estate brokerage expects that in 2015 they will hit a billion in sales while maintaining steady growth and their commitment to remain an agent-centric firm.

When Windermere Homes & Estates opened their doors in July of 2013, co-owners Brian Gooding and Rich Johnson agreed that the main focus of the company would be keeping the culture agent-centered and family oriented. By putting relationships before sales quotas, Brian and Rich knew that Windermere Homes & Estates would create an environment that fueled success and innovation. 


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Being a real estate agent isn`t just about selling homes, it is a relationship-based business. The foundation on which an agent builds their business solely depends on your clients and the referrals they give you.

But how does an agent say “thank you” to those who have helped them grow as a professional? Of course there are thank you notes and small gifts that agents can send, but one agent has come up with a very creative way to show his appreciation for his clients during the holidays.

Steve Matsumoto, based out of the Windermere Homes & Estates Carlsbad office, recently hosted his 5th Annual Breakfast with Santa event at El Camino County Club which had 84 guests this year. It included a pancake breakfast, a craft table to occupy kids and,

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When co-owners of Windermere Homes & Estates, Brian Gooding and Rich Johnson, opened the doors of their new company, their main goal was clear; to cultivate and maintain an agent-centric firm where the agents and their clients come first.

When looking at their options for companies to affiliate with, Brian and Rich would only accept the best. They only chose companies that would help them uphold their reputation of putting agent and client needs above all else.

Samuel Scott Financial Group was the obvious choice for a preferred lender for the company, and agents agree that their service is second to none.

Sean Zanganeh, a top producing Realtor® in the company`s Del Mar Office, has used Samuel Scott Financial Group for many years, and according to

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Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Realtors® Susan Taylor and Dolores Beddow to the company`s Rancho Bernardo office!

Susan Taylor & Dolores Beddow have 25 years of combined real estate experience.  Dolores is a former real estate appraiser with a strong marketing background and Susan is an 18 year real estate veteran.

The two work diligently to find the perfect home for their buyers at a competitive price.

For sellers, their goal is to solidify the optimum market price through extensive marketing efforts, professional staging and methodical pricing.

According to the team, “We work as a team and our clients benefit from the “Power of Two” full-time, dedicated and qualified Realtors.  Each of us also brings unique and valuable

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Ren was born and raised in San Diego and lives in Poway with his wife and their 9 year old daughter, who attends Midland Elementary School.

Ren is following in the footsteps of his father and grandmother who were both real estate agents and he became even more interested in becoming an agent after he purchased his first home and saw what he was able to do on his own (with some help from Google and YouTube) to remodel and improve his home.

When asked why he joined Megan and Diane Orvis, “I heard great things about Windermere Homes & Estates and I knew that Megan and Diane had experience and a great reputation. I worked with Megan and Diane to purchase my first home and sell our last one. Ultimately, I wanted to be on a team that was very

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