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Windermere Homes & Estates celebrates four years in business

The lobby of Windermere’s Escondido office.

On July 3, 2013, Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding launched the franchise, Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE). With a “non-corporate” culture and continuous family style feel, Windermere Homes & Estates has been able to grow exponentially. It hired 70 agents in its first 70 days in business.

Windermere’s Escondido branch recently moved into a new location 830 W Valley Parkway,  Suite 330.

Four years after its founding with Windermere Homes & Estates 17th branch soon to open, with about 450 agents, and operations in two different regions, WHE has grown to become Windermere Real Estate’s largest franchise in number of branches, and 5th overall in number of transactions, almost 2,500 transactions.

WHE has expanded its services all throughout Southern California. In 2015 it reached $1 billion in sales and in 2016 was named Fastest Growing Brokerage in California: By First Tuesday Journal.

Rich Johnson, co-owner of WHE commented, “We are thrilled to have such an outstanding team of both agents and support staff! We owe tremendous gratitude to all the members of our team who helped to make this happen, from our office coordinators, training and mentoring team, our affiliates, our broker of record, and of course, our agents! Without them, we would not have been able to give back as much as we do, strive for as much as we’ve achieved, and hit the level of success we have reached today. We owe it all to them, and continue our outreach into neighboring areas of Southern California and beyond. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this happen.”

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