Windermere's Brian Gooding Retires to Bend Oregon to be with Family

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --AMore than six years ago, Windermere Homes & Estates co-founders, Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding, embarked on a journey to create a meaningful, agent-centric brokerage in Southern California."We did it! We opened 17 offices, hired more than 500 agents and repeatedly ranked among the top brokerages," said Gooding. "It's been a great experience, but now the world is calling me in a different direction."His long-time partner, Johnson recently purchased full ownership of Windermere Homes & Estates to give Gooding the opportunity to retire to Oregon to be with his family."My 20-year-old son was accepted into Oregon State University, Bend campus and he needed his family to be there with him for support," said Gooding. "My wife and daughter moved to Bend last year, and I have been commuting from San Diego every 2 to 3 weeks on the weekends. I am looking forward to having more time with my family."Johnson has been a hands-on owner and actively involved in managing the successful brokerage. He is known for having an innovative approach to business and creating an excellent work environment."I am proud of our accomplishments and I know that the agents are in good hands with Rich and the strong leadership and resources that Windermere offers," said Gooding. "Windermere agents will continue to be well taken care of. "Johnson's focus will remain on growing the local offices through strategic business partnerships and progressive marketing campaigns. He is heavily investing in video branding and lead generation programs to create more transactions for agents."Windermere's per agent productivity is among the highest in the industry," said Johnson. "That's because we bring the best technology to our agents and we have an amazing support staff to help agents increase their business. It's a culture of collaboration."Culture has always been at the heart of Windermere Homes & Estates business model. "Sure. It's important to have great technology. But it's more important to have a great culture," said Johnson. "There's a family feel at Windermere that is supported by every manager and team member. It's our secret sauce."Johnson went on to explain his plans for Windermere Homes & Estates. He is expanding their footprint throughout San Diego with satellite offices and additional professional support for the agents. Johnson is bringing in experts in marketing and real estate technology."We believe in connecting with the community and building long-term relationships," said Johnson. "We want our agents to work smarter, not harder. We want to elevate their business and create more top producers."By partnering with leading professionals in real estate, Johnson plans to give Windermere agents a competitive edge. "Our agents are what makes Windermere special. I am happy to invest in our agents and love watching them grow at our company."About Windermere Real EstateWindermere Real Estate is the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 87,000 home sales for more than $36.7 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 $38 million towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit windermere.comAbout Windermere Homes & EstatesWindermere Homes & Estates is one of the most successful brokerages in the Windermere Real Estate network. Founded by Rich Johnson in 2013, the forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents. They are the winner of the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence, awarded by the San Diego Association of RealtorsA (SDAR), and was are 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 his business. Windermere Homes & Estates is known for providing real estate agents with the highest level of professional and technological support in the state. For more information, visit Windermere Homes & Estates
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