Forty four years ago, John Jacobi set out to change the real estate industry by putting relationships before sales quotas, with an emphasis on service to our clients and our community. Windermere’s second generation (the people in the photo to the left) have continued this mission, partnering with other like-minded professionals who have helped grow Windermere into one of the largest independent real estate companies in the nation, with more than 300 offices and 7,000 agents throughout the Western U.S. and Mexico. What does this mean for you? It means integrity, a strict code of ethics, serious market expertise, and a hardcore commitment to our community. These aren’t just words; it is truly what we have striven to stand for over the past 44 years. And will continue to do so in the years to come. Discover the difference a true relationship can make.
Windermere’s community of real estate professionals is our greatest asset. We have experts in all areas of real estate, from your typical starter home to condos, luxury properties, and new construction. While residential real estate is the mainstay of our business, Windermere also has offices and associates who specialize in property management, commercial real estate, and relocation services. To further facilitate the home buying process, Windermere has affiliated partners in certain regions to provide mortgage, title, and escrow services.
Windermere’s Premier Properties™ program was created to address the unique needs of our luxury market clientele. The success of our Premier Properties™ program centers on customized marketing strategies, including distinctive signage, specialized advertising opportunities, publications, full motion video and high-end direct marketing materials.
Technology is an important part of the process for both buyers and sellers of luxury homes. Through Windermere.com, we are able to highlight these properties using distinctive features, enhanced search capabilities, expansive photo galleries and detailed property information. This process makes it simpler for buyers to locate luxury home listings while providing distinctive marketing for sellers of luxury homes.
For the past 23 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 $30 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.
Contributions from Windermere agents combined with contributions from Windermere employees and public supporters have allowed the Windermere Foundation to distribute over $2 million dollars annually in recent years to non-profit agencies dedicated to helping homeless and low-income families.
Windermere Real Estate ranks highest west of the Mississippi and #2 in the Nation in trust among residential real estate brokerage brands according to Lifestory Research America’s Most Trusted™ 2016 Residential Real Estate Brokerage Brand Study. The study, based on 15,377 consumer opinions, tracks how trust impacts consumer’s evaluations of residential real estate brokerage brands. Consumer opinions are collected over the course of the prior 12 months. To qualify to participate in the study, participants must have indicated that they were aware of specific brands. Participants completed several questions including motivational drivers, demographic characteristics, and brand equity measures. The brand measures include measures of brand awareness, quality, current brand in home, and trust. [Read Full Article]
Windermere Homes & Estates (San Diego Homes & Estates) was named the fastest growing real estate brokerage in all of California based on growth and number of agents conducted by First Tuesday Journal. This chart shows the percentage change in the number of licensed agents employed by California’s 60 largest brokerages from December 2014 to December 2015. [Read Full Article]