Windermere Homes & Estates Welcomes Susan Winters to the Windermere Team!

As a licensed real estate professional since 1987, Susan Winters has been successfully representing Buyers and Sellers in all aspects of real estate throughout the desert communities from Palm Springs to La Quinta. She possesses a strong background in sales and marketing that is complimented by her energetic enthusiasm and sincere desire to assist her clients. Susan’s ability to effectively communicate with her clients and form strong bonds that last beyond the transaction have earned her continued referrals from both clients and associates throughout her career.

As a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club and Presidential Circle of Realtors, Susan`s dedication to excellence is evident through the awards in which she has received based on outstanding sales performance. Her latest accomplishments include:

  • 2017: Susan joined Windermere Homes & Estates as “Premier Director” creating a program for marketing and selling the finest Homes and Estates in the Desert
  • 2008-2015: “Premier Director” for outstanding high end sales in the Windermere organization
  • 2006 Recipient – Dyson Silver award for sales over $9 million.
  • 2005: Recipient – Emerald award for $15-$30 Million in closed volume sales
  • 2004: Top Fifteen earning agent company wide by gross commissions earned
  •  2004: “WHO’S WHO IN REAL ESTATE-EMERALD AWARD” – Sales over 15 Million Dollars for the first half (6mo) of 04
  • 2003: “Dyson & Dyson PLATINUM AWARD” for 15-30 Million closed volume in Sales. DYSON & DYSON 2003 TOP TEN IN SALES AND LISTINGS AWARDS FOR FEB, MARCH, APRIL, JULY, AUG, SEPT & DEC
  • 2002: “WHO’S WHO IN REAL ESTATE-EMERALD AWARD” for Sales over 15 Million Dollars for the year. Susan`s warm personality is yet another reason why . . . “EVERYONE LOVES WINTERS IN THE DESERT”! Call Susan Winters today and and you will find yet another reason to love Winters in the Desert!

About Windermere Real Estate
Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. WHE is also the fastest growing franchise of 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 sides 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 proudly welcome the partnership of Dennis Bowman and Brandy Nelson, Executive Directors of Windermere Commercial Services.  With more than twenty-five years of experience in the real estate industry Dennis Bowman has been responsible for over twelve hundred transactions.  He has managed millions of dollars in building acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, renovation and tenant improvements.  Prior to joining Windermere Commercial, Dennis Bowman was Vice President of Commercial Properties for both CB Richard Ellis and Sperry Van Ness Investments in Beverly Hills/Century City, and seven years with Ms. Nelson starting and developing a successful commercial division in the Coachella Valley.  His prior career in architectural planning and design representing building ownership, nationwide corporate accounts and development projects, has involved him in virtually every aspect of building ownership.

Mr. Bowman has assisted clients with diverse requirements offering unique and successful leasing and sales marketing options often working with the city zoning and planning departments. Extensive research is done in the city to maximize optimal use for his client’s properties. He has experience with zone changes, planning use changes, lot line adjustments, etc.  Dennis’s experience and background gives him insights to building analysis and Investments from points of view that few possess.

Mr. Bowman holds a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Environmental Design and Business Administration from San Diego State University, extension certificate from the Institut De Toraine, L’ Universite De Tours, France, and a 25-year affiliation with the American Institute of Interior Designers, Professional Member (ASID, CCIDC).  Co-Founder of the Los Angeles Downtown Breakfast Club (“Roses & Lemons Awards”) and Bowman served for many years on the Board of Directors of Keller Williams Agent Leadership Council (ALC) and Bowman was on the Desert Area Council Information Exchange (DACIE) board.

Brandy Nelson has over 12 years working on residential real estate, as an REO real estate specialist, as well as 7 years in Commercial real estate leasing and selling commercial buildings.  Brandy Nelson has exclusively assisted property owners, corporate clients and financial institutions in short sales, REO dispositions and property management for the past twelve years completing over nine hundred fifty transactions.  She is a member of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers). She was named on the AREAA A-list for being in the National Top 50 for Real Estate transactions. She was named Entrepreneur of the Year for NAWRB (National Association of Real Estate Businesses) and Entrepreneur of the Year for WCR (Women Council of Realtors.  Brandy comes with raving recommendations for her work.  Brandy has special interests in animal welfare, children, and economic empowerment.

Joining forces seven years ago, Brandy and Dennis have successfully assisted clients with diverse requirements offering unique and successful development, leasing and sales marketing options.

“We are very excited to provide our Desert communities with our new Windermere Commercial division. Having Dennis and Brandy join us with their vast knowledge and experience of commercial real estate is truly amazing, we are proud to have them as part of our Windermere family. This team 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.

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. WHE is also the fastest growing franchise of 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 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 is proud to welcome the Heidbrink group to their Palm Desert office on El Paseo. Scott Heidbrink has been a sales professional for over 34 years and has learned that it’s not about him, it’s about you. Here’s what he means: Buying or selling a home is stressful. And Scott’s goal is to make that process easy. Over the years, Scott has worked with a variety of clients — from executives of Fortune 500 corporations to those who are buying their first home — and every client receives a level of service that’s second to none. Scott takes great pride in his listening and negotiating abilities. When selling, he will keep you informed of his marketing efforts, the results they are generating, and progress in making the sale.  When buying, he works closely with you so he thoroughly understands your needs and finds the home that’s perfect for you. Scott’s goal is to create a “win-win” solution for everyone, whether buying, selling or investing.

A desert homeowner for over 28 years and a top producer in real estate for the past six years, Kathleen Heidbrink’s extensive knowledge of the Palm Springs area comes in handy when working one-on-one with clients. She realizes the decisions and emotions that go into buying or selling a home. It’s her understanding those feelings and providing guidance that is helpful to all clients, whether buying, selling or investing. Kathleen is also a Certified Commercial Real Estate Professional, so she can help you find your ideal home, as well as help you relocate your business to the Coachella Valley.

Together Scott and Kathleen Heidbrink bring an unparalleled mixture of experience and knowledge to help you with all of your real estate needs. The Heidbrink Group, realizes you can choose any Realtor you wish. That’s why they provide you with exceptional service, unparalleled knowledge and a commitment to exceed your expectations. That allows us to help you find your dream home… the ideal vacation home… or the perfect investment property.

“We are extremely lucky to have a team of agents who see the industry as a people business, not as a sales business. Scott & Kathleen understand that the key to having a successful business is having happy clients. They are in it to see people in the homes they want to be in, not in the transactions that make them money,” Brian Gooding, co-owner.

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. WHE is also the fastest growing franchise of 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 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.

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.