We believe knowledge is confidence and there is always something to learn. That is why we provide multiple training opportunities each week across all aspects of our industry to include contracts, marketing, and more. We avoid the assumptions that existing norms are the right way and instead choose to build our company in a way that critically examines best practices, often paving our own better path forward. Working together and sharing information with one another is rather unique in this business, but we believe it is the best way to get the job done.
We believe in representing ourselves and our intentions honestly to our coworkers and to our clients. We mean what we say, and we do what we say. We believe our integrity is what sets us apart, but also brings us together.
We keep our clients and industry professionals informed every step of the way. Recognizing there are different expectations on the level of communication wanted and striving to learn those expectations. Once we know the level of communication wanted and needed, we deliver on it.
We show the upmost care for our clients, coworkers, and other professionals in the industry. We recognize it’s not about the transaction but about meeting the client at their needs. The golden rule we learned in grade school said it best, we treat others the way we wish to be treated. This way clients and other professionals in the industry will look forward to working with us.
Our job is to help our clients meet their goals. We are committed to serving our clients long term meaning our relationship doesn’t end with the purchases or sell of a house. Our clients can always look to us for their real estate needs no matter where they are in their real estate journey. We are also committed to our community, giving back without asking for anything in return. We believe providing value and helping others is its own reward.
If you hang around us long enough your bound to hear, once or twice, dedicated to unlocking the power of ownership. It’s easy to think our motto is all about real estate and achieving homeownership, but it’s grown to be much more.
Giving back has always been a big part of who we are at Windermere. In the early days of our company, it was pretty simple; we would see a need and help any way we could. But as we grew, we realized we could accomplish much more if we had a common purpose. That’s how the Windermere Foundation was born.
We started with an idea that would give every Windermere agent the ability to make a difference. Housing is our business, so helping homeless families seemed like a natural fit. We later expanded that to include low-income families, with an emphasis on helping children.
For the past 30 years, a portion of every Windermere agent’s commission has been donated to the Windermere Foundation. Having 100% participation gives us a common purpose and sends a powerful message about our commitment to the community.
Last year alone we provided funding to more than 500 organizations throughout the Western U.S. Homeless shelters, food banks, schools, hospitals, community centers, parks; the list goes on. The main thing that they all have in common is a deep devotion to helping our neighbors in need.
Our agents have proven time and time again how committed they are to making their communities a better place to live. Their generosity funds backpacks full of food so school kids don’t go hungry on the weekends. They help keep families in their homes by covering housing costs. And their donations make sure the homeless are getting their most basic needs met, and the dignity that goes with it.
If at any point during the past 30 years you’ve bought or sold a home using a Windermere agent, you are a part of the Windermere Foundation too, and you’ve helped make a positive difference in your community. And for that, we thank you on behalf of everyone at Windermere.
If you would like to learn more about the Windermere Foundation, please visit windermerefoundation.com.