As Windermere Homes & Estates spends most of its time focusing on providing the very best in Real Estate throughout Southern California, the growing company always makes sure to stay thankful, spending at least one day a year giving back to the communities it serves.

 

On October 11th 2017, Windermere Homes & Estates declared its annual Community Service Day, putting together a team of agents and staff to pool efforts and volunteer time for a greater cause.

 

This year, Windermere decided to assist Safehouse of the Desert. Safehouse is a residential environment dedicated to children between the ages of 11-17 years old, who fall victim to physical and emotional abuse. The facility shelters the children from perpetrators and offers education, therapy, artistic expression, coupled with training for future jobs, skills and coaching in being responsible and making wise choices.

 

“We, at Windermere Homes and Estates of the greater Palm Springs area recognize that the youth of today represents the future adults of tomorrow. Asking ourselves what we would want that future to look like, we realized that by contributing to this organization we were impacting that future and contributing to the welfare of ALL children throughout the world by serving as an example of what reaching out to others can accomplish. In a world that is often covered in darkness we wanted to serve as a beacon for others and to contribute to the future generations that will be here long after we have passed.”

After months of collecting items to donate, Windermere Homes & Estates closed its local offices to spend the day at Safehouse of the Desert.

 

With a hard days work, the Windermere team was able to clean up the facility, landscape the grounds, organize several storage rooms, plant fresh flowers and vegetables, and power wash the building, stairways and walkways. Carpet cleaning was also provided with help from Smith’s Carpet Tile & Upholstery Cleaning. Windermere agents donated $5,000 from their commissions direct to Safehouse of the Desert, while also contributing over $3,000 worth of donation items.  Breakfast and lunch were also provided for all with help from: McDonalds in Thousand Palms, Jensen’s Palm Desert, and Homestreet Bank.

 

Brian Gooding, owner of Windermere Homes & Estates stated, “We are so proud to serve in the very same communities we provide business. It helps us to remember our beginnings and to always stay grounded by our core beliefs. We are so grateful for where we are, but most of all, for the way we’ve always been.”

Beth has built, renovated, remodeled, designed, specified, staged, and flipped homes. She has lived in the plains of the Midwest, the mountains of Utah, the beautiful California desert and the beaches of Florida. Her journey has taken her to some of the most beautiful places in the world yet the beauty of the Coachella Valley calls her back home.

Most of Beth’s adult life has been actively involved in real estate through designing, overseeing construction projects and flipping homes. As a realtor her experience allows her to offer clients valuable perspective and the ability to find what they can only imagine. Beth’s personal homes and those of her clients reflect her passion for combining beauty with comfort so that when you enter each space you feel that calming sense of “Aaah” and feel immediately at home. Let Beth Ann Cooper help make the desert your home.

“You hear the phrase ‘She knows this backwards and forwards’ but with Beth it really means something.  She has been involved in so many aspects of home construction and sales that she’s a resource her clients depend on, over and over again.  She understands the ‘bones’ as well as how important ambiance is, which truly makes for a dream home.  We’re happy she’s chosen to work with us in our Palm Desert office,” says Laura Clark, Director of Sales.

Want to see what Beth’s up to?  Give her a call at 760-698-8088, or by email at [email protected]

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

 

 

Teri Finley is the epitome of commitment, honesty and diligence when it comes to her profession in Real Estate.

 

As a Mid-West native, Teri grew up enjoying the 4 seasons and all they had to offer. With a business mindset from a very young age, Teri always knew she’d move into a career that suited her inherit skills. Buying her first rental property at the ripe age of 28 allowed her to experience just a taste of what Real Estate transactions could be like.

 

After graduating from NAU, Teri received a job offer from Mobil Oil which brought her to the San Fernando Valley.  After 8 years with the company, Teri moved to the desert area with her husband where she raised her family and gained her Real Estate license in August of 2002.

 

While working as a Transaction Coordinator and a Buyer’s Agent, Teri learned the ins and outs of her field, gaining the experience and education that would propel her career forward. With 11 years under her belt as a Buyer’s Agent, Teri moved from ReMax to Desert Sage, which was acquired by Windermere Homes & Estates in 2016.

 

Currently working on-site at Palm Valley Country Club, Teri is famous for her vast knowledge of the Desert and its most popular golf course & gated communities. From her honest approach to her knowledgeable and helpful demeanor, Teri has been a huge resource for the growing franchise, bringing decades of experience and a love for Real Estate to the Windermere Homes & Estates brand.

 

“Teri knows the Desert inside and out.  Combine this with her work ethic and experience and you have a resource that can’t be beat.  We feel fortunate to have her on our Palm Valley Country Club on-site team,” says Laura Clark, Director of Sales.

 

To reach Teri direct, you can find her at:

76300 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211

[email protected]

Cell 760-409-8425

Office 760-200-1490

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

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 2017 which is Kim’s 17th 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!”

“We’re happy to have Kim back on our Palm Desert office.  Her marketing background makes her a great resource for others, and she’s the best when it comes to client satisfaction,” says Laura Clark, Director of Sales.

To find out more about Kim, or to get information on buying or selling our next home, you can reach her directly at [email protected], or by phone at 951.515.4002.

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, Wyatt knows exactly what it’s like to live and breathe the desert life. From Palm Canyon to El Paseo the Desert has lots to offer. From fine dining, to secluded watering holes, there is always something new and exciting to experience in the Greater Palm Springs area.

 

As a Veteran of eight years in the U. S. Coast Guard, Wyatt yearns to serve others. With a law enforcement background and as a husband and father of two, he knows the importance of raising a family in a safe area and the piece of mind it provides. Wyatt holds dearly the Core Values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty and applies that on a daily basis as he continues his life outside of the service.

 

He is dedicated and committed to providing the best experience for those that he serves, through his knowledge of the Desert, loyalty and professionalism.

 

“Wyatt’s history with the Coachella Valley is the cornerstone of his process.  His knowledge of the details of living in the Desert is unsurpassed, and this gives him an edge when it comes to negotiation.  We’re happy he’s chosen to work with us here in our El Paseo office and look forward to having him on our team,” says Linda Clark, Director of Sales.

 

To find out more about Wyatt DeGaine, or to get information on buying or selling your next home, you may reach him direct at: [email protected]

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Jack grew up near Hopkinsville, Kentucky on a farm where he worked hard and played harder.  He attended Austin Peay State University for two years, then joined the U.S. Air Force, which became a career.  He later graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations and a minor in Economics.

In 1998 he retired after twenty years of service and in 1991 moved to Palm Desert to manage a construction company.  Jack has been in the construction, property development, mortgage, and real estate industry ever since.

In 1993 he opened JWB Development, Inc and over the next seventeen years built over 300 homes in Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, and 29 Palms ranging from 1500sf entry level to 5000sf custom houses.

Jack says “My work ethic is honesty, professionalism, and have fun doing what you do.  I always finish what I start and whatever I attempt I do to the best if my ability. This philosophy has served me well throughout my life.”

“Jack is closely connected to so many of the homes here in the Desert, in a very real way.  He’s a great resource and we’re happy to have him on our team,” says Laura Clark, Director of Sales.

To contact Jack please call him at 760 272-5586 or e-mail at [email protected]

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Deborah brings a can-do attitude and excellent client services to the desert area real estate arena. Her many years of education and experience in the medical field has afforded her the opportunity to apply her skills of compassion, empathy and understanding to serving the complex needs of her clients.

 

A true Southern Californian, Deborah grew up in Orange County but spent much of her free time enjoying a beloved family cabin in Green Valley. It was during these treasured family vacations that she developed a profound love of animals, nature and the great outdoors, qualities that she continues to embrace in her everyday life.

 

Deborah loves living in the greater Palm Springs area and nothing delights her more that handing the keys over to a new homeowner or assisting her sellers’ to get their homes sold in a timely fashion. Put Deborah’s winning attitude to work for you today! She can provide you with everything you need in selling and buying real estate.

 

“Deborah is a people person and it shows.  Her ability to identify concerns, communicate and educate are superior, and we’re lucky she chose to work with us in our El Paseo office,” says Laura Clark, Director of Sales.

 

To find out about Deborah’s progress at Windermere Homes & Estates, contact her directly at 760.905.5863 or [email protected]

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

Yvonne’s background is primarily commercial real estate encompassing corporate positions as an employee and consultant for companies like Jones Lang LaSalle, Union Bank, Intuit, Synopsis and Good Guys and as a commercial real estate broker in the San Francisco Financial District.   She also worked for four years as Regional Sales Manager for SBT Accounting Systems.   These positions required strong analytical and evaluation abilities, sales and negotiation, and successful sales quota achievement.

 

Yvonne says, “Success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration…  I think outside the box, communicate effectively and work hard!”

 

Her uniqueness as an agent stems from two elements – her history of success in sales and marketing positions has honed her ability to attract clients, connect with them and meet their needs; her experience as a successful real estate auction buyer, appraiser, and renovator enables her to spot value and negotiate successfully.

 

Clients like working with her because she makes the experience fun, by being knowledgeable, reliable and thorough, by sharing her love of architecture and design, and plowing through each transaction with a sense of humor.

 

“Yvonne’s versatile experience, from working with construction, to investors, to commercial real estate services, gives her a broad perspective.  Her communication skills are superior and we’re delighted that she chose to work with us at our Trilogy La Quinta on-site sales office,” says Laura Clark, Director of Sales.

 

You can reach Yvonne directly by calling 760.392.1920 or emailing [email protected].

 

About Windermere Real Estate

 

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 4 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 18 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

 

Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,000 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 33 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.

 

Teri Finley is the epitome of commitment, honesty and diligence when it comes to her profession in Real Estate.

As a Mid-West native, Teri grew up enjoying the 4 seasons and all they had to offer. With a business mindset from a very young age, Teri always knew she’d move into a career that suited her inherent skills. Buying her first rental property at the ripe age of 28 allowed her to experience just a taste of what Real Estate transactions could be like.

After graduating from NAU, Teri received a job offer from Mobil Oil which brought her to the San Fernando Valley.  After 8 years with the company, Teri moved to the desert area with her husband where she raised her family and acquired her Real Estate license in August of 2002.

While working as a Transaction Coordinator and a Buyer’s Agent, Teri learned the ins and outs of her field, gaining the experience and education that would propel her career forward.  With 11 years under her belt as a Buyer’s Agent, Teri worked for Desert Sage, which was acquired by Windermere Homes & Estates in 2016.

Currently working on-site at Palm Valley Country Club, Teri is famous for her vast knowledge of the Desert and its most popular golf course & gated communities.

From her honest approach to her knowledgeable and helpful demeanor, Teri has been a huge resource for the growing franchise, bringing decades of experience and a love for Real Estate to the Windermere Homes & Estates brand.

“Teri’s love of the Desert makes her extremely valuable.  Her knowledge of the area makes us strong, and we’re delighted to have her on the Palm Valley Country Club team,” says Laura Clark, Director of Sales.

To reach Teri direct, you can find her at:

76300 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211
[email protected]
Cell 760-409-8425
Office 760-200-1490

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

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.

Michael welcomes the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your goals and what is important to you. As a well respected business entrepreneur his wealth of knowledge of the desert communities and many years of real estate experience enable him to provide you with highly specialized information that will aid you in making an informed real estate decision.

Michael works diligently to match his buyer’s specific needs to the right property as quickly as possible; paired with strong negotiating on their behalf to structure a sound purchase. Sellers appreciate Michaels use of a proactive, no-nonsense, and aggressive approach as he employs the best marketing techniques and technology to expose his listings while providing timely feedback and results of showings. Michael continually communicates current market conditions to his clients to ensure that their listing is positioned to sell–saving sellers time on the market–while he negotiates hard to protect their equity at closing. Michael has an unprecedented commitment to getting your home sold for the very best terms and the highest dollar possible.

With over 40 years of collective real estate, marketing and sales experience, Michael is professional, skilled, ethical, focused, and customer-driven. Michael works hard to maintain the highest level of customer service.

Reach out today. Trust is hard to come by in today’s fiercely competitive real estate market. Michael will provide you with the utmost assurance so you feel secure with your decision to do business with him. Michael Jensen welcomes the opportunity to be your Realtor® of choice.

“Michael’s negotiation skills are solid.  His practical approach, along with his knowledge of marketing strategies, serves his clients well, and we’re happy to have him in our El Paseo office,” says Laura Clark, Director of Sales.

About Windermere Real Estate

Southern California-based Windermere Homes & Estates is the fastest growing real estate brokerage in California in 2015, according to industry magazine First Tuesday Journal. In just over 3.5 years, co-owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding have opened 16 offices and have had over 400 agents join their team. Their newest achievement, 2016 Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, was awarded to them by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Windermere Homes & Estates was honored to be the first recipient of the new annual SDAR Award given for standard of ethics, commitment to compliance and high regards for running their business.

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.