Open House Guide for March 29-30, 2014 – Palm Springs & Desert Cities

March 28th, 2014
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Stunning home on the 1st fairway of the Gary Player course in the Mira Vista community of Rancho Mirage. Listed with Windermere’s Carol Trentacosta, view every detail at http://goo.gl/nHPgMU

 

Open House Guide for Palm Springs and the Desert Resort Cities courtesy of Windermere Real Estate Southern California.

Beautiful homes to view available in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Indio.

Click on the graphic above or visit us at www.DesertOpen.com to see a list of this weekend’s properties available for an open house!

About Windermere Real Estate Southern California

Windermere Real Estate Southern California is the leader in home resales in the Palm Springs and Desert Resort cities area. We have multiple offices conveniently located throughout the Coachella Valley, including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Ranch Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Indio.

Founded by owners Bob Bennion and Bob Deville in 2001, Windermere Real Estate Southern California provides superior, professional real estate services to their clients from Windermere’s 16 conveniently located Palm Springs area offices as well as their Southern California coastal offices in Orange and San Diego counties. A member of theLeading Real Estate Companies of the World® and exclusive local affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®, Windermere’s extensive network of agents, clients and partners deliver international exposure for their clients’ listings.

Please join us in viewing one of the gorgeous homes available for open house this weekend!

To see a complete list of homes for sale in the Palm  Springs area, please visit us at www.WindermereSoCal.com.

You can also find and follow Windermere Real Estate Southern California on Twitter and Facebook.

See some of our favorite SoCal destinations on Instagram!

Windermere SoCal’s Brittany Schoor Earns Military Relocation Professional Certification

March 25th, 2014

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Windermere Real Estate SoCal is pleased to recognize Brittany Schoor, who has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification. The National Association of Realtors® confers the MRP certification to Realtors® who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits.

When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables can make the transfer easier, faster and less stressful.  Realtors® who earn this certification know to work with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as veterans.

“Homeownership is an important part of the fabric of America, and having a stable home environment is vital when men and women of the military are called away to serve their country. Working with a Realtor who understands specific needs and timetables related to military service will help make their transfers easier, faster and less stressful,” said NAR President Gary Thomas.“The Military Relocation Professional certification helps Realtors hone their knowledge and skills for working with veterans and active duty military buyers and sellers to ensure that homeownership remains affordable and accessible to them.”

Brittany Schoor is an active, seasoned Realtor® who works with buyers and sellers throughout San Diego County from Windermere SoCal’s Carlsbad office located at 300 Carlsbad Drive, Suite 217.

Modernism Week Show House Listed with Windermere Real Estate

March 24th, 2014

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Windermere Real Estate Southern California is pleased to announce the listing of the celebrity designer Christopher Kennedy’s 2014 Modernism Week Show House for sale. The 2014 Show House is one of the latest homes to be accepted into Windermere’s A+D Properties program, the newest property feature program that Windermere has launched to focus on the growing demand for homes that embody architecturally significant design and restoration and/or historical provenance.

Kennedy created the Show House as a fundraiser benefiting Modernism Week and other local architectural preservation efforts. He enlisted the participation of nine of the nation’s top interior designers and more than sixty local, national and international brand partners to create the ultimate Palm Springs remodel in the tony Indian Canyons neighborhood of South Palm Springs.

The home was open for public tours and special events during Modernism Week. More than 4,000 modernists visited the property, enabling Kennedy to reach his goal of generating $100,000 in ticket sales for Modernism. The Hollywood Reporter named the Show House as the #1 Must Experience Event of Modernism Week 2014.

Kennedy says the remodel of the four-bedroom, five-bath “electronic smart home” is valued at over $750,000 including more than $450,000 in construction materials and fixtures from high-end, luxury resources from around the globe.

“This is the ultimate Palm Springs remodel that effectively blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living,” explains Kennedy. “We incorporated more than $40,000 in movable glass walls from LaCantina Doors. Every space in the house has been opened up to the exterior – revealing gorgeous mountain views – and taking full advantage of the many outdoor living spaces. We pushed the design envelope with our four master bedrooms – creating luxury guest retreats that rival the best five-star resort accommodations. Each en-suite bathroom features tens of thousands of dollars in artistic tile and plumbing fixtures from luxury brand names like Crossville, Neo-Metro and Gessi.”

The $130,000 kitchen remodel features imported product from Aran Cucine, the world’s largest selling Italian cabinetry company, a top of the line appliance package from Thermador, Bosch and Whirlpool, and the latest in quartz countertops from Cosentino out of Spain.

“The home is truly a marvel,” says listing agent John-Patrick Flynn of Windermere’s Palm Springs South office. “Christopher brought in some of the world’s top interior designers. He connected them with the latest and greatest building materials and fixtures on the market today. Then he provided them with an iconic 1970s pedigreed home in which to work their magic. No expense was spared. The result is breathtaking – and so very Palm Springs. This isn’t just a remodel. It is a creative masterpiece of design, architecture and technology that meets the expectations of the Palm Springs luxury home buyer.”

The home will be featured in an upcoming issue of Luxe Interiors + Design magazine.

To see the full listing for the property, click here.

Open House Guide for March 22-23, 2014 – Palm Springs & Desert Cities

March 22nd, 2014
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Relax while sitting on your elevated back patio enjoying morning sunrises or watch golfers tackle the challenging 16th hole on the Arroyo Golf Course at the Indian Ridge Country Club . Listed with Windermere’s Diane Williams & Associates, view inside & out at http://goo.gl/Ql9sUO

Open House Guide for Palm Springs and the Desert Resort Cities courtesy of Windermere Real Estate Southern California.

Beautiful homes to view available in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Indio.

Click on the graphic above or visit us at www.DesertOpen.com to see a list of this weekend’s properties available for an open house!

About Windermere Real Estate Southern California

Windermere Real Estate Southern California is the leader in home resales in the Palm Springs and Desert Resort cities area. We have multiple offices conveniently located throughout the Coachella Valley, including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Ranch Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Indio.

Founded by owners Bob Bennion and Bob Deville in 2001, Windermere Real Estate Southern California provides superior, professional real estate services to their clients from Windermere’s 16 conveniently located Palm Springs area offices as well as their Southern California coastal offices in Orange and San Diego counties. A member of theLeading Real Estate Companies of the World® and exclusive local affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®, Windermere’s extensive network of agents, clients and partners deliver international exposure for their clients’ listings.

Please join us in viewing one of the gorgeous homes available for open house this weekend!

To see a complete list of homes for sale in the Palm  Springs area, please visit us at www.WindermereSoCal.com.

You can also find and follow Windermere Real Estate Southern California on Twitter and Facebook.

See some of our favorite SoCal destinations on Instagram!

Windermere SoCal Welcomes Agents to San Diego Offices

March 18th, 2014

Windermere Real Estate SoCal is pleased to welcome two exceptional real estate agents to their growing offices in San Diego County.

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Sue Burkhart – San Diego Realtor

La Mesa & Hillcrest Mission Hills Offices

Windermere Real Estate SoCal is pleased to welcome Sue Burkhart to their growing family of real estate professionals in San Diego. With over 15 years of experience in real estate sales, Sue is a go-getter for her clients and is known for both her sales production and client satisfaction. Sue focuses her work on the Metro San Diego communities and will be working from both the La Mesa and Hillcrest Mission Hills offices of Windermere SoCal. In addition to her extensive experience in multiple real estate markets, Sue also carries her certification as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) as well as being a Short Sales Specialist. A strong supporter of the communities she serves, Sue supports her local chapters of Habitat for Humanity and Wounded Warriors.

“Sue comes to Windermere with a fantastic reputation among her clients and peers,” said Carey Guthrie, Branch Manager for Windermere SoCal’s La Mesa offices. “She is a perfect addition to our growing family and we are excited to have her join us.”

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Jill Jones – San Diego Realtor

Carlsbad Office

Windermere Real Estate SoCal welcomes Jill Jones to their Carlsbad office located at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 317. A 30-year resident of San Diego and University of San Diego alum, Jill is intimately familiar with the coastal communities of San Diego from Coronado to La Jolla and beyond. A second generation Realtor®, Jill has an extensive history in customer service and property management. A personal trainer as well, Jill is known for her ability to work one-on-one with her clients to achieve their real estate goals, whether buying or selling.

Structured and disciplined from her years of military service in the US Navy, Jill has a sharp eye for monitoring her transactions ensuring great service and peace of mind for her clients. An avid supporter of all things San Diego, Jill Jones is a member of the San Diego Docents League, the San Diego Natural History Museum and keeps active with the San Diego Track Club and the San Diego Bike Club.

Randy Wiemer Joins Windermere Broker Management Team in Palm Desert

March 17th, 2014

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Windermere Real Estate Southern California is pleased to welcome Randy Wiemer as the Branch Manager for Windermere’s Palm Desert Portola and Palm Desert San Pablo offices. Previously a Windermere Realtor® for over 3 years, Randy Wiemer served the last two years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Palm Springs Association of Realtors®(PSRAR).

A licensed California Realtor® since 2005, Randy Wiemer is a well-known and respected member of the real estate industry. In addition to his position as the CEO of PSRAR, Randy served as the 2009 Chairman of the Local Governmental Relation Committee and was named the Realtor® of the Year in 2009 by PSRAR from a field of over 1,000 Realtors®. In addition to his service positions in the industry, Randy holds his e-Pro certification, EcoBroker certification, as well as his certification as a Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR). While he worked as a real estate agent at Windermere previously, Randy was the Fannie Mae/REO Specialist at Windermere’s Palm Springs Main office.

Prior to his work in real estate, Randy was an active duty member of the US Air Force for over 20 years. He was a Master Navigator, banking over 2,790 hours of flight time in numerous aircraft. Randy retired from the USA as a Major in 2004. Randy holds his Masters from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and his B.S. from Florida State University.

“It is a genuine pleasure to have Randy join us again at Windermere,” said Bob Deville, co-owner of Windermere Real Estate Southern California. “During his time as an agent, Randy gained a reputation for his exemplary business ethics and customer-oriented service, noted by both his clients and his peers. As one of our non-competing Managing Brokers, Randy’s skills and acumen will be a wealthy source of information and guidance for our Palm Desert agents.”

In addition to Randy leading Windermere’s Palm Desert offices, Tim Metz has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager for the Palm Desert San Pablo office. Tim has been with Windermere as the Office Manager at San Pablo office for 6 years. He has held his CA real estate license since 2005. Prior to working with Windermere, Tim worked in the mortgage, title and escrow industries for 5 years.

Open House Guide for Palm Springs Area – March 15-16, 2014

March 14th, 2014
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Set the night to music in this spectacular, highly upgraded home in Indian Ridge Country Club home off the 10th green of the Arroyo Course with panoramic Southern views over 3 lakes, waterfalls and 4 fairways. Listed with Windermere’s Cheryl Olivere from our Palm Desert Portola office, view more at http://goo.gl/mD9oTY

Windermere Real Estate Southern California presents its weekend open house guide to homes for sale in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and the surrounding area. We have homes available at every price point that reflect our range of buyers – from first-time homebuyers to luxury estates. And definitely plenty of mid-century modern homes for those architecture lovers in town!

Click on the picture above or go to DesertOpen.com to view a complete list of homes for sale in the Palm Springs area represented by the best agents in town – our Windermere Real Estate Agents!

About Windermere Southern California, The Palm Springs Real Estate Leader

Windermere Real Estate Southern California is the leader in home sales in the Palm Springs and Desert Resort cities area. We have 16 offices conveniently located throughout the Coachella Valley, including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Ranch Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Indio.

Founded by owners Bob Bennion and Bob Deville in 2001, Windermere Real Estate Southern California provides superior, professional real estate services to their clients from Windermere’s 16 conveniently located Palm Springs area offices as well as their Southern California coastal offices in Orange and San Diego counties. A member of theLeading Real Estate Companies of the World® and exclusive local affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®, Windermere’s extensive network of agents, clients and partners deliver international exposure for their clients’ listings.

You can also find and follow Windermere Real Estate Southern California on Twitter and Facebook.

Windermere Agents Wrap Up Winter With A Lot Of Heart

March 14th, 2014

While Southern California enjoyed a mild winter, Windermere Real Estate agents kept the home fires even warmer with their community support and involvement. From local fundraisers in the Palm Springs and San Diego/Oceanside areas to stylish functions in New York City, here’s a few snapshots of what the Windermere Real Estate Agents have been doing to wrap up a warm Winter.

Have A Heart Luncheon – Women’s Resource Center – Oceanside

Windermere Real Estate SoCal was proud to participate as a sponsor for the 3rd year with the Have-A-Heart Luncheon given by the Friends of the Women’s Resource Center in Oceanside, California. Thanks to our agents Katie Alfrey & JoAnn Bowers (pictured in middle) of our Windermere Real Estate Carlsbad office for their efforts and support. Find out more about the fantastic work this organization at www.wrcsd.org.

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Valentine’s Fundraiser – Palm Springs Association of Realtors

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Agents from Windermere’s Palm Springs Main, Midtown and South offices led the charge again this year at the Palm Springs Association of Realtor’s Valentine’s Day Fundraiser for the local charities that the Association supports.

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Over $5,000 were raised at this year’s fundraiser, thanks in no small part to Windermere’s Nancy Steinfeldt who received the award for Most Creative Basket. Also, Windermere’s Jim Webb, PSRAR Board Member and Roy Rigsby were the recipients of the Biggest Heart Award for their repeated contributions for the Board’s fundraising events, past and current.

O’Brien Sisters Recognized at Women of Strength Awards in NYC

Windermere’s Kathleen O’Brien and sisters, Angel and Brenda, were honored at the Get In Touch Foundation’s Annual Women of Strength Awards in New York City. The O’Brien Sisters story as breast cancer survivors continues to inspire girls and women across the nation. They have courageously shared their story and willingly given of their time and resources to promote and support breast cancer awareness.

The Get In Touch Foundation is a a global breast health non-profit organization based in Connecticut. Their free Get In Touch Girls’ Program & Daisy Wheels educates girls in grades 5-12 on the importance of and how to do a breast self-exam – for life, and is being implemented in schools in all 50 states and 26 countries since our launch in September 2009. The free Daisy Wheel app has been downloaded in 80 countries since launching in June 2011. Get In Touch saves lives by providing important educational breast health information- for free – to girls all over the world.

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Palm Springs Area – Open House Guide for March 8-9, 2014

March 7th, 2014
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For those who desire gracious, yet comfortable living, this striking contemporary Indian Wells residence will capture your heart at first glance. Listed with Windermere’s Dave Kibbey & Associates, a sun-drenched foyer, expansive skylight with remote-operated screens, sweeping ceilings, unbelievable mountain views are only a partial list of what this home has to offer. See it all at http://goo.gl/3fnoLA

This weekend’s Open House Guide for Palm Springs and the Desert Resort Cities courtesy of Windermere Real Estate Southern California.

Beautiful homes to view available in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Indio.

Click on the graphic above or visit us at www.DesertOpen.com to see a list of this weekend’s properties available for an open house!

About Palm Springs’ Real Estate Market Leader – Windermere Southern California

Windermere Real Estate Southern California is the leader in home resales in the Palm Springs and Desert Resort cities area. We have multiple offices conveniently located throughout the Coachella Valley, including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Ranch Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Indio.

Founded by owners Bob Bennion and Bob Deville in 2001, Windermere Real Estate Southern California provides superior, professional real estate services to their clients from Windermere’s 16 conveniently located Palm Springs area offices as well as their Southern California coastal offices in Orange and San Diego counties. A member of theLeading Real Estate Companies of the World® and exclusive local affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®, Windermere’s extensive network of agents, clients and partners deliver international exposure for their clients’ listings.

Our team’s commitment to personal service is unmatched. Our real estate professionals are not “one transaction” agents. We look forward to the opportunity to build your trust today and handle all of your real estate needs in the future!

Please join us in viewing one of the gorgeous homes available to tour this weekend!

To see a complete list of homes for sale, please visit us at www.WindermereSoCal.com.

You can also find and follow Windermere Real Estate Southern California on Twitter and Facebook.

See some of our favorite SoCal destinations on Instagram!

Windermere Southern California Welcomes Elena Barmet and Elisa Mederos

March 5th, 2014
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Elena Barmet & Elisa Mederos

Windermere Real Estate Southern California is pleased to welcome seasoned Realtors® Elena Barmet and Elisa Mederos to their Coachella Valley offices. Elena Barmet joins Windermere’s Rancho Mirage office at 71-691 Highway 111 while Elisa Mederos joins the growing family of real estate professionals at Windermere’s Indian Wells Main office located at 74-850 Highway 111. Elena and Elisa represent decades of local real estate experience and exemplify the high standards of exceptional customer service for which Windermere agents are known.

Rancho Mirage Office – Elena Barmet

Swiss-born, Elena Barmet moved to the United States over 30 years ago. While working as a successful garment manufacturer and designer in Los Angeles, Elena quickly discovered the unbeatable climate and natural beauty of the Coachella Valley and became a weekend visitor on a regular basis. After over a decade of successful apparel design and sales to Nordstrom and Beverly Hills boutiques, Elena made the permanent move to Rancho Mirage.

Fluent in French, German and Italian, Elena discovered the wealth of international home owners and visitors in the Coachella Valley offered a great starting point for her real estate business. Listing and selling homes from PGA West to the country clubs and communities of Rancho Mirage, Elena has been providing outstanding customer service to her clients locally for twelve years. A strong supporter of the communities that she serves, Elena is a member of the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce, has served on her local real estate association’s Commercial committee and is a 12-year standing Board of Directors member for Swiss Relief.

Indian Wells Office – Elisa Mederos

A 26-year resident of the Coachella Valley, Elisa Mederos is an energetic agent whose passion for real estate is reflected in the satisfaction that she has brought her buyers and sellers for the past decade. Known for her attention to detail and enthusiastic follow-through, Elena has listed and sold homes throughout the East Valley, including PGA West, Sun City Shadow Hills, Palm Valley and Indian Springs Country Clubs.

Prior to real estate, Elisa was a small business owner and holds over 30 years in customer service and sales experience. Dedicated to her clients, Elisa’s extensive sales experience has led her to a career of successful home sales in the communities of Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and La Quinta. An avid supporter of her communities and causes close to her heart, Elisa was one of the 2012 “Go Red” survivor calendar women for the local chapter of the American Heart Association and remains a strong supporter of Safe House of the Desert.

 

Open House Guide – Greater Palm Springs Area – March 1-2, 2014

February 28th, 2014
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Photos cannot capture the expansive drama of this stunning custom Contemporary with expansive southern mountain views & masterful gardens. Listed with Camille Pfeifer of our Windermere Real Estate Indian Wells Main office, view it in all its beauty at http://goo.gl/ScnR0X

Open House Guide for Palm Springs and the Desert Resort Cities courtesy of Windermere Real Estate Southern California for the weekend of March 1-2, 2014.

We have a variety of beautiful properties at every price point available this weekend for open house viewing in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Indio.

Click on the graphic above or visit us at www.DesertOpen.com to see a list of this weekend’s properties available on open house.

About Your Open House Hosting Brokerage – Windermere Real Estate Southern California

Windermere Real Estate Southern California is the leader in home resales in the Palm Springs and Desert Resort cities area. We have multiple offices conveniently located throughout the Coachella Valley, including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Ranch Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Indio.

Known throughout Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley for their sales and rentals of premium homes, townhouses and condominiums, Windermere Real Estate agents represent properties in all price ranges throughout Southern California. Whether you’re interested in buying, selling, or renting a home or condominium, or desire to rent/lease your vacation property, please contact us.

Please join us in viewing one of the gorgeous homes available to tour this weekend!

To see a complete list of homes for sale, please visit us at www.WindermereSoCal.com.

You can also find and follow Windermere Real Estate Southern California on Twitter and Facebook.

Business and industry professionals can follow the latest in real estate news & market trends by following us on LinkedIn!

See some of our favorite SoCal destinations on Instagram!

Buff & Hensman Palm Springs Home Listed in Exclusive Rose Hill Enclave

February 26th, 2014

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Windermere Real Estate Southern California is pleased to announce the listing of an extraordinary Buff & Hensman residence that has not been on the market since 1979. Constructed in 1972, the home exemplifies architectural significance and integrity throughout. Sited on 1.32 acres in the private, gated and intimate community of Rose Hill in Palm Springs, the property is listed with Scott Histed of Windermere’s Palm Springs Main office.

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Buff Hensman Palm Springs Windermere HistedMore than 7,000 square feet of gracious yet comfortable rooms flow from the main fully-glassed entry and the intricately designed hexagon-shaped living room.  The Master suite, located in a private wing, offers dual baths complete with enormous storage and dedicated dressing rooms, eastern vistas, and private spa and pool access.  Three additional en-suite bedrooms and a great office or media room are also found.  A large Chef’s kitchen outfitted with dual refrigeration, dishwashers, sinks and ranges, is adjacent to a light-filled family room/breakfast room.

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Special features include floor to ceiling windows, an 888 square-foot, three-car garage, more than 30 citrus trees, and a distinctive mosaic tile pool and spa with spectacular valley and mountain views. New owners will appreciate the original custom tile in pristine condition, tall interior doors, abundant built-in cabinetry and vast storage, voluminous ceilings, copper-clad fascia, stunning metal-clad double entry doors, and amazing stone work both indoors and out.

This Buff & Hensman property was one of the first listings added to Windermere’s A+D Properties program which features homes that embody architecturally significant design and restoration and/or historical provenance.

 

To learn more about this property, visit http://goo.gl/2dbKpu.

 

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Windermere Welcomes Kevin Macey & Paul Vanderploeg to Palm Springs Area Offices

February 25th, 2014
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Kevin Macey & Paul Vanderploeg

Windermere Real Estate Southern California is pleased to welcome two seasoned real estate agents to its offices. Kevin Macey joins the growing family of real estate professionals at Windermere’s Palm Springs Main office located in the former showroom of iconic Palm Springs designer Arthur Elrod at 850 N. Palm Canyon Drive in the Uptown Design District. Paul Vanderploeg joins the Scott + Jim Homes team out of Windermere’s Rancho Mirage office located at 71691 Highway 111.

“We are always pleased and humbled when seasoned professionals, like Kevin and Paul, choose to join our offices,” said Bob Deville. “We look forward to providing them with the support and services that will enable them to continue to grow their business and provide their clients with the exceptional service for which they and Windermere are known.”

Palm Springs Realtor – Kevin Macey

A resident of Palm Springs for over 16 years, Kevin Macey was originally attracted to the desert for its enviable weather, beautiful landscapes and as an international center of Mid-Century architecture. Kevin served as the Chief Financial Officer and Designer for LDC Design Studio, a successful interior design business and custom furniture collection. The prominent design firm immediately began working with highly recognizable clients and properties such as Koffi, The Biltmore, the Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate and the Kaufman House. Through the years, the firm remodeled many desert homes from small condos to expansive country club estates.

In 2007, Kevin became a Realtor®, expanding the services he is able to offer his clients. Kevin’s knowledge of the Palm Springs housing market, his eye for design and remodeling expertise has made him a successful agent who is able to help match the right property to the right client. A strong proponent for the community he serves, Kevin has been an active supporter of the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Palm Springs Preservation Society and the Sierra Club.

Rancho Mirage Realtor – Paul Vanderploeg

Paul Vanderploeg has always been passionate about real estate. Before the 90s boom in Miami Beach real estate, Paul invested in condos with great success. When he moved to Palm Springs in 2006, Paul got his start in the local real estate markets rehabbing Mid-Century Alexander homes, working with such noted local builders as Contempo Homes. From his success in Mid-Century remodels, Paul was propelled to utilize his knack for finding under-market-value deals to helping other real estate investors do the same.

As the newest member of the Scott + Jim Homes team, Paul is excited to further his successful sales record in finding the perfect investments for his buyers from Palm Springs to La Quinta. As a Buyer’s Advocate, Paul is eager to continue to expand his work with interested real estate investors looking for the right property. His clients have given Paul top marks for his market knowledge and willingness to go that extra mile.

Open House Guide for the Greater Palm Springs Area – Feb. 22-23, 2014

February 21st, 2014
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Every detail of this meticulously maintained residence has been taken into account. This exceptional, two-story Lennar Mid-century Modern home in Palm Springs features panoramic mountain views & much more. Listed with Windermere’s John Kleppinger and Craig Gailing, see more pictures at http://goo.gl/OXSz1b or check out the virtual tour at http://goo.gl/50DWyI

Open House Guide for Palm Springs and the Desert Resort Cities courtesy of Windermere Real Estate Southern California.

Beautiful homes to view available in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Indio.

Click on the graphic above or visit us at www.DesertOpen.com to see a list of this weekend’s properties available for an open house!

About Windermere Real Estate Southern California

Windermere Real Estate Southern California is the leader in home resales in the Palm Springs and Desert Resort cities area. We have multiple offices conveniently located throughout the Coachella Valley, including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Ranch Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Indio.

Our highly qualified, professionally trained real estate agents, associate brokers, and property management personnel would love to assist you whether you are interested in selling, purchasing, or leasing a professionally managed desert property. Known throughout Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley for their sales and rentals of premium homes, townhouses and condominiums, Windermere Real Estate agents represent properties in all price ranges throughout Southern California. Whether you’re interested in buying, selling, or renting a home or condominium, or desire to rent/lease your vacation property, please contact us.

Our team’s commitment to personal service is unmatched. Our real estate professionals are not “one transaction” agents. We look forward to the opportunity to build your trust today and handle all of your real estate needs in the future!

Please join us in viewing one of the gorgeous homes available to tour this weekend!

To see a complete list of homes for sale, please visit us at www.WindermereSoCal.com.

You can also find and follow Windermere Real Estate Southern California on Twitter and Facebook.

 

See some of our favorite SoCal destinations on Instagram!

Windermere Southern California Realtors Attending International Luxury Real Estate Event

February 21st, 2014

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Windermere Real Estate Southern California is taking part in a prestigious international real estate event February 23-25 at Wynn Las Vegas. The company will have numerous representatives and agents participating in the 2014 Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT.  Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT is part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference Week, an event hosted by the parent company of Luxury Portfolio International®, which has drawn a record-setting attendance of 2,500 real estate professionals from nearly 20 countries.

Attendees had to qualify for attendance at Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT by proving participation in the luxury market, creating an elite audience of true luxury specialists. The event offers extensive networking opportunities where Windermere Southern California’s associates can build relationships and exchange ideas with other top associates from around the world. Educational sessions provide in-depth insights into high-end consumer preferences and luxury lifestyle and housing trends, focusing on the state of the global luxury real estate sector.

Keynote speakers include bestselling author, entrepreneur and former chief evangelist for Apple Guy Kawasaki; top-rated business author Daniel Pink; and internationally recognized graffiti artist, film maker and author Erik Wahl. Attending the conference from Windermere will be Realtors Patrick Jordan, Scott Palermo, Jim Sanak, Stewart Smith, Janine Stevens and Sven Vennan, as well as Windermere owners Bob Bennion and Bob Deville and members of the Marketing Department.

“We are thrilled to have assembled such an esteemed group of professionals, not only from our premier luxury real estate companies but also from other luxury brands who have come together to explore trends in the high-end market and ways we as luxury specialists can best meet the needs of our affluent clientele,” said Stephanie Pfeffer-Anton, executive vice president of Luxury Portfolio.

Affiliates of Luxury Portfolio (www.LuxuryPortfolio.com) provide targeted exposure for 25,000 high-end homes annually to over three million high-net-worth visitors to award-winning website www.LuxuryPortfolio.com.  The site features a total inventory of available properties totaling over $44 billion, with an extensive array of offline advertising and marketing and custom analytics to connect affluent buyers and sellers.

About Windermere Southern California:

The Palm Springs area real estate market leader, Windermere Real Estate Southern California consistently lists and sells more than any other local real estate brokerage. Founded by owners Bob Bennion and Bob Deville in 2001, Windermere Real Estate Southern California provides superior, professional real estate services to their clients in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Indio. Windermere’s Premier Properties program showcases and markets some of the valley’s finest homes and estates for maximum impact and worldwide exposure.

An invited member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and exclusive local affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®, Windermere’s extensive network of agents, clients and partners is truly the largest, top-producing network for real estate available in the Palm Springs market. For the location of the Windermere Southern California Real Estate office nearest you, visit us on the web at www.WindermereSoCal.com.