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Each year, the San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR®) hosts its annual ceremony known as the “Award of Excellence” for San Diego Realtors. According to CircleofExcellenceSD.com, the Real Estate Circle of Excellence is awarded to “REALTORS® who have exemplified excellence amongst their peers are eligible for the one of SDAR’s long standing Awards of Excellence. These include REALTOR® of the Year, Broker of the Year, Office Manager of the Year, Affiliate of the Year and Rookie of the Year. Debuting this year we also have two new categories: Commercial Transaction of the Year and Commercial Broker of the Year.


The Recognition of Excellence in partnership with the Union Tribune® will honor the top producing REALTORS® in San Diego. These awards…

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When you make the decision to sell your home, there are so many different things to consider. From timing the market to choosing the best listing price, selling your home requires a certain level of finesse and strategy. One crucial question to ask yourself before listing your home for sale should be - “What will buyers think when my home goes live?"

While some agents and owners opt for a pre-home inspection prior to going into escrow, another great way to get your home “showing” ready is to take care of the most obvious items in need of your attention. This is where home staging comes into play.

In the age of online presence, social media is booming, and has become a huge resource for agents to spread the word about their upcoming listings. One of…

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Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to announce that John Sullivan has joined the Del Mar office!

John Sullivan has been a San Diego resident since 1996 and a real estate investor for over 20 years. During this time John has been involved in new construction, complete renovations and rental property. Having his own funds invested in real estate has helped John develop strong negotiation skills which are fundamental to a successful real estate transaction. John's philosophy in negotiating is to consistently strive for the best sales price for his clients while maintaining amicable, professional relationships with all parties. The respect of other agents in our community has historically given John's clients an advantage over competing offers.


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Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Jean Wilson to the company`s Del Mar office!

As a 2nd generation San Diegan, Jean Wilson is familiar with all the neighborhoods in our expanding city.  As a Carmel Valley/Del Mar resident since 1984 (she stood in line to purchase her first home there), she is an expert in the coastal areas as well as the inland communities of San Diego.   Jean’s geographic areas of specialization also include the downtown and central city locations where she grew up, as well as North County destinations such as Rancho Santa Fe and La Jolla.

As a Premier Director at Windermere Homes and Estates, Jean provides valuable expertise developed over many years of real estate activity.  She is an ideal representative for Buyers…

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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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