As Windermere Homes & Estates continues its growth throughout the desert area, it seemed imperative to bring on a key player to the developing firm. While many candidates were considered for this position, one particular person made for the perfect fit.

Laura Clark, a savvy marketing and advertising professional, has worked the industry for over 20 years, assisting business owners in achieving optimum growth and potential for their thriving businesses. As Laura assisted in the development of ideas and promotion, her key sales strategies are what helped all business owners to grow.

Laura was a rookie of the year in her first year selling real estate and eventually made her way into leadership positions. Her history within the real estate industry has allowed her to thrive and grow, creating a name for herself that finally made its way into the Windermere Homes & Estates franchise, working with what she calls “The BEST real estate organization in the world.”

Brian Gooding stated, “We are excited about bringing Laura onto the team. We know that with her guidance and expertise, the agents will have the continued support they need to create their own thriving businesses in the real estate industry. As we grow throughout the desert area, we feel that Laura will play a huge role in the individual success of each agent.”

To find out more about this exciting new addition to the Windermere team, or to get more information on Laura’s progress out in the desert, check back with us on: www.windermerecv.com.com or call the Palm Desert office direct: 760-660-6444.

About Windermere Real Estate

San Diego-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 sides for more than $31.7 billion in dollar volume. Windermere Real Estate was voted the most trusted brand west of the Mississippi by Lifestory Research®. 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 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Windermere Real Estate on El Paseo Dr. is delighted to have Michael Lazovsky join their team. As a 40 year native resident of the Coachella Valley, and graduate of Palm Springs High School class of 94, Michael has seen the development of our desert cities first hand. Early on while attending classes at Collage of the Desert, Michael became fascinated with computer graphics and landed a job with Milt Jones at Palm Springs Life Magazine, working as Associate Art Director under Don Marino. After some time with Desert Publications, Michael was approached by a new company from Silicon Valley named BioVision, which provided 3D Motion Capture for Golf Instruction at the Indian Wells Golf Resort. After nearly two years working with BioVision in Indian Wells, Michael decided it was time to start his own business and launched CAPITAL DIGITAL Multimedia Communications, specializing in advanced website development and online advertising services. Over the past 20 years, CAPITAL DIGITAL has gone on to build and manage websites and multimedia advertising campaigns for some of our valley’s most respected businesses including:

The City of Indian Wells
Desert European Motorcars
Health Scan Imaging
Spinello Commercial Real Estate
Wilson Johnson Real Estate
Desert Valley Independent Physicians
Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, Las Vegas
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Intermolecular, San Jose

Michael has been presented with CAPIO awards for “Excellence in Communication” for the City of Indian Wells’ websites.

Michael Lazovsky is an FAA Certified Private Pilot and enjoys flying as much as possible out of his home airport here in Palm Springs. Michael has one Son, Zack Lazovsky who is currently attending San Francisco State University, with interests of one day becoming a Surgeon.

After 20 years operating CAPITAL DIGITAL and receiving his Real Estate license, Michael is excited to join Windermere Homes & Estates and is eager to learn as much as possible moving forward in the Real Estate business. Michael’s expertise in advertising and marketing will be a great asset to the Windermere team. Please visit www.lazovsky-homes.com to learn more about Michael Lazovsky and the extensive array of properties available through Windermere Homes & Estates in Palm Desert.

“It’s not every day that you get an agent who is ready to bring so much technology knowledge to the table and learn as much as they can at the same time. Michael is a constant learner, and is always looking for ways to better serve his clients in any way he can,” Brian Gooding, co-owner.

Windermere Homes & Estates has continued plans to grow in all of its locations. For more information, please contact Brian Gooding at briangooding@windermere.com or 760-585-8868, or Rich Johnson at richjohnson@windermere.com or 760-585-8868.

About Windermere Real Estate

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 home sales for more than $31.7 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 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Jill West joins Windermere Homes & Estate’s Palm Desert office located on El Paseo Drive. Her life and work experiences have helped qualify her for this exciting and fast changing real estate market. She has been coming to the Desert since 1990 and living here since 2006. Jill is honest, energetic and ready to work hard for you.

Jill has an eclectic background, working in the fashion Industry, merchandising, design and trend reporting, set-up of retail stores, home staging, design on a dime, luxury properties, land development – marketing of resort and golf properties in Ca, AZ, ID, and Mexico.

“Jill comes with a diverse background and will make a great resource to have in our Windermere family. We are happy to have her join our team,” says co-owner Brian Gooding.

Jill is perfect if you are looking for a real estate professional with knowledge, qualifications and commitment to represent you in all aspects of the sale or purchase of your home or property. Client satisfaction is her number one priority!

About Windermere Real Estate

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 home sales for more than $31.7 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 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Kim Kershaw to their new onsite sales office at Trilogy at La Quinta. After obtaining a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Cal State – Fullerton Kim worked as a Marketing Specialist at Beckman Instruments and American Hospital Supply. A job transfer for her husband took her to Denver, Colorado and after five years and the birth of their daughter another job transfer returned the family to Southern California. Kim decided that real estate was a perfect fit for her educational background and personal goals. After four years serving her clients Kim was tapped for management by a national franchise. Kim’s true passion is best realized working with Sellers and Buyers to fulfill their real estate goals. Fast forward to 2016 which is Kim’s 16th year in the business providing a personal, professional and positive experience for every client is Kim’s main focus. Going to extremes to protect and satisfy her clients is her normal mode of operation. Kim truly is the difference between For Sale and SOLD!

“Kim understands that the key to having a successful business is having happy clients. She/he is in it to see people in the homes they want to be in, not in the transactions that make her/him money,” Brian Gooding, co-owner.

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Mary Ackermann & Eric Gaer to their new onsite sales office in Trilogy at La Quinta. Mary has been selling real estate in Southern California since 1992. She is a licensed broker and licensed general contractor. She started as a Budget Analyst for one of the largest developers in California and was quickly promoted to Project Manager, which led to her becoming a Licensed General Contractor in 1985. Those skills led to a perfect match for a Real Estate career that began in 1992 and continues today.
A Southern California native, Mary and her husband, Eric Gaer, purchased a home at Trilogy La Quinta in early 2004. They enjoy the golf and activities available within the development. Having moved from Aviara/Carlsbad, Ca. permanently, Mary has worked with new home developers for the last three years and will be a full time broker associate on site for Trilogy.

With a double degree in Marketing and Business Management, Mary offers advanced technology driven marketing techniques, market analysis and excellent negotiation skills for her buyers, sellers and investors. You will find her commitment to her clients always comes first, a true professional with integrity, knowledge and your interest in mind.

Ca. Broker/Realtor BRE Ca01147420
BSBA-Marketing
BSBA-Business Management
Licensed General Contractor B484530
Certified New Home Specialist – BIA

Eric Gaer is a California-licensed real estate broker specializing in residential and investment properties. Together with Mary Ackermann-Gaer, they have over 30 years’ experience serving seller and buyers.

Prior to real estate sales, Eric served as CEO of San Diego-based financial services and technology companies. He relocated to the Coachella Valley with Mary. Eric is an avid golfer and can be seen hacking the ball around with the rest of the Trilogy Men’s Club. He also spent 22 seasons as an NCAA basketball official.

Mary and Eric’s boys were raised in Del Mar, Ca. and graduated from Torrey Pines High School. Chris went to Univ. of Phoenix and Brian attended San Diego State Univ. Chris, who is a Captain in the Army and now resides in Kansas with his wife and five daughters.
Brian, resides with his wife, two small sons and a daughter due in November, 2016 in Point Loma.

Windermere Homes & Estates is proud to welcome Vicki Forswall to their new onsite sales office at Palm Valley Country Club. Born and raised in Texas she has always enjoyed the rugged beauty, sunshine and resort lifestyle of the desert. In 2005 she made the decision to relocate to the Coachella Valley bringing with her a 25 year history in the real estate/mortgage banking industry. Once settled she enjoyed a premature retirement and traveled the world extensively for a several years before settling back in to her new home. As a licensed California Real Estate Broker she has helped hundreds of people buy and sell homes. As a top producer and Broker Associate with Windermere Homes & Estates she specializes in resort area properties throughout the valley. She spends professional and personal time at Palm Valley Country Club representing the Onsite Sales Office and enjoying “The Fun Club” with all its amenities. Some of her favorites: golf, spinning, pickle ball, fitness center and, of course, socializing with all the wonderful friends she has met during her tenure here in the desert.

As a full time real estate professional Vicki can help you find your dream home, vacation home or the investment property that suits your needs.

“It’s always exciting to have new talent in your company, especially with someone who is a constant professional and understands hard work like Vicki does. We are happy to have her join with Windermere,” says co-owner Brian Gooding.

Windermere Homes & Estates has continued plans to grow in all of its locations. For more information, please contact Brian Gooding at briangooding@windermere.com or 760-585-8868, or Rich Johnson at richjohnson@windermere.com or 760-585-8868.

About Windermere Real Estate

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 86,000 home sales for more than $31.7 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 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Windermere Homes and Estates in Palm Desert proudly welcomes Davin and Darci Hope to the team! Davin and Darci Hope both believe that while executing all aspects of business and real estate with great attention to detail, every activity should include an element of fun. Let them make your buying and selling experience fruitful and fun!

“It’s always exciting to have new talent in your company, especially with someone who is a constant professional and understands hard work. Davin & Darci will be successful, I am more than confident in that and the reason for that success is going to be because they are hard workers and understand the importance of what our clients need,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner.

Davin Hope represents great passion and unparalleled enthusiasm for the Luxury Real Estate market in the entire Coachella Valley! After retiring at age 50 from a 20 year career as a motivational speaker, training many of the top Real Estate agents best practices in all of North America, Davin was able to purchase investment properties in the Coachella Valley and through meticulous management was not only able to own them free and clear but make enough income to become 100% self-sustaining. Through his expertise and affiliations with the top people in the industry Davin would love to be of service to you and help as many people as possible realize their dreams of buying, selling, investing in, and owning winning properties.

As a native of the Desert, Darci Hope has a true understanding of each of the cities that make up the Coachella Valley. Having traveled for 15 years with her husband Davin and living in most of the major cities all over the US and Canada, she has a real appreciation for the high quality of life here. Having been a locations coordinator for a nationwide seminar company, finding the best residences for traveling executive trainers, Darci has the uncanny ability to find exactly what a buyer is looking for.

Windermere Homes and Estates is reaching new heights with new agents, Chip Gremillion is an exciting addition to the company’s growth. At Windermere Homes & Estates, we foster a learning environment that promotes technology savvy realtors who are ready to take on the market by storm. Chip encompasses all that and more. As twenty-six year desert resident he provides buyers and sellers with a broad knowledge of the markets in the greater Palm Springs Desert Resorts area.

Chip embraces technology and understands what video and media can do for his sellers. Coupled with exceptional marketing skills, he brings to his clients award winning video production and presentation.  Prior to licensing as a realtor, Chip formed Orgininamics, Inc. a video production and marketing company and launched the award winning nightly television program, Real Estate Showcase.

In 2005 he was selected as “Small Businessman of the Year” for the California Senate District 37 for his pioneering work in utilizing Video on Demand to enhance the real estate market on cable television and the Internet.  Chip is recognized as the first to develop a dedicated 24/7 Video on Demand channel showcasing most of Southern California real estate. Ready for the next chapter in his life, always having an interest in real estate becoming a licensed Realtor was the next logical step for Chip. And we’re excited he is here!

“It’s always exciting to have new talent in your company, especially with someone who is a constant professional and understands hard work. Chip Gremillion will be successful, I am more than confident in that and the reason for that success is going to be because he is innovative in his approaches and understands the importance of what our clients need,” says Brian Gooding, co-owner.

Chip is based out of our Palm Desert office located at 73-725 El Paseo Drive, Suite 23A in Palm Desert, CA and is appreciative of any inquiries/questions about the real estate market in the greater Palm Springs Resorts area. He can be contacted at 760-219-3225 or by email at chipgremillion@gmail.com

Windermere Homes & Estates proudly welcomes Mark Weissmann to their Palm Desert Office. Mark has a background as a CEO of a nationally known marketing firm whose clients have included several Fortune 100 and 500 companies including; the National Basketball Association, the Olympics, Sony Corporation and major projects and national events.  Mark’s marketing background has blended well with his Real Estate career in the Coachella Valley and representation of a solid base of clients. He enjoys introducing them to the Coachella Valley, the area country clubs, trendy projects being built and overall the great areas that the region offers.  Mark currently represents a highly experienced new home builder that he has helped to introduce to the area. Based on a current global marketing knowledge and employing contemporary digital technology, Mark reaches Buyers from throughout the nation, Canada and other countries.  Sellers have benefited from Mark’s knowledge of the market and creation of successful marketing strategies that Mark employs. As the Board President of an HOA, Mark has a full awareness of a vast number of HOA communities and what they can offer.

 “We are honored to welcome Mark Weissmann to our Windermere Palm Desert office.” Says co-owner, Brian Gooding, “He is a true pillar of the community and comes with a wealth of real estate and area knowledge.”

 Mark is the Co-Founder and Tournament Director for the nation’s pre-eminent major collegiate golf tournament, The Prestige at PGA WEST. The Prestige at PGA WEST hosts many of the highest rated major collegiate teams in the world and many of the most talented collegiate players.  Several of the world’s greatest players have played in The Prestige at PGA WEST and have identified it as their favorite major collegiate tournament. Many corporate leaders attend The Prestige at PGA WEST.

Having major experience in marketing, Real Estate and an understanding of country clubs and HOA communities provides Mark with knowledge and experience to offer concepts and ideas to attract solid buyers and solidify relationships that can end in the culmination of a new homeowner and new club member.

Mark has been active as Past Area Chairperson of the Board for the American Diabetes Association and Past Chairman of the American Diabetes Association Golf Classic in addition to serving on other non-profit Boards.

Windermere Homes & Estates opens a new office in Big Bear and proudly welcomes Patrick Lane and Sherry McDaniel. Combined the two have been selling real estate for the past twelve years. Annually they have been selling over 30 properties in both Big Bear and Palm Springs. 

Patrick and Sherry are an unstoppable team! They have been recipients of the Quality Service Award for the past 5 years. Sherry is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and has a Luxury Home sales designation and Patrick has earned his Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist Certification (RSPS). Patrick also was the managing broker for their previous company and serves on the local board of directors for their Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s awesome to have such a motivated team with us, especially those who are so successful in their markets,” Brian Gooding, co-founder. 

Before working in real estate, Sherry pursued the skies with American Airlines, while Patrick ruled the roads with the Ford Motor Company. They are based out of two locations: Palm Desert office located at 73-725 El Paseo Drive, Suite 23A in Palm Desert, CA and in Big Bear Lake at 42692 Moonridge Road. Whether you are looking to buy or sell or just have questions about the real estate market in the greater Palm Springs Resorts and Big Bear areas, contact Patrick Lane and Sherry McDaniel. 

310.497.7389
909.567.1575
patricklane@windermere.com
sherrymcdaniel@windermere.com