"WindermereWatch.com is the internet journal of corporate realty fraud and malfeasance named for Windermere Real Estate, whose brand has become synonymous with deceitful sales promotion, predatory business tactics, greedy incompetence and routine unethical misconduct in local realty transactions. Ethical Realtors think twice about showing a Windermere listing, and potentially exposing their clients to such catastrophic financial jeopardy. WindermereWatch.com is an indispensable news, opinion and legal resource that provides hard evidence why consumers, agents and prospective realty franchisees should avoid Windermere Real Estate at all costs."

A public service consumer advocate reporting clear, compelling evidence of America's most dangerous and unethical corporate predator, Windermere Real Estate. When your home is listed for sale by Windermere, the resulting commission will fund Windermere's predatory legal strategies against other Windermere customers damaged by unscrupulous Windermere brokers, agents and franchise owners. Protect your life, home, family and future by cancelling or not renewing your Windermere listing. Don't risk doing business with Windermere Real Estate, the brand built on lies, fraud and ruined lives.

Windermere Real Estate perpetrates illegal suppression of defrauded customers' speech rights through aggressive coercion tactics including false website hosting takedown letters, and mendacious lawsuits filed by Windermere to silence, bully, bankrupt and intimidate the many victims of Windermere unlawful misconduct.

Comment, Case Tip or Local Windermere Complaint? Email WindermereWatch.

 

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GENDER INEQUALITY, WINDERMERE, AND WORKPLACE FAIRNESS: Read the hard truth about how Windermere Real Estate treats female workers.

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Windermere Real Estate Hires Matthew Gardner as Chief Economist:

Seattle - Windermere Real Estate announced today that it has hired Matthew Gardner (left) as the company's new Chief Economist. Gardner is the former Principal of Gardner Economics, and has over 25 years of professional experience both in the U.S. and U.K. (MORE)

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Windermere Real Estate Opens Office on Oak Street in Hood River, OR

Located at 315 Oak Street, it is the second office in Hood River for the Windermere affiliate Windermere Glenn Taylor Real Estate. "The office on Oak Street is designed with our brokers' collaborative style in mind," said Kim Salvesen-Pauly (left), owner of Windermere Glenn Taylor Real Estate... (MORE)

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CASE HISTORY: Considering Purchasing a Property through Windermere? SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE COUNTY—No. RIC 10019843: "..Fair market value, at the time Plaintiff purchased it, was only $80,000, or $230,000 less than Plaintiff had paid for it, on the advice of Windermere."

In Cathedral City, California, home to Windermere SoCal Bennion & Deville Fine Homes and its many swindles, a topix.com contributor says WindermereWatch is a "Must Read Website," and posts a Windermere Fraud discussion. Join the discourse at http://www.topix.com/forum.

Consumer Victims Launch Website about Windermere Franchise Owner Tom Tollen's Defective Highmark Homes:

KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY. Knowledge is power. But Windermere franchise owners Tom Tollen (Thomas Tollen) and Tiffinie Clark-Tollen, owners of Highmark Homes LLC, don’t want YOU to know how poorly this business is run. Visit highmarkcomplaints.com, a website created by current and former customers of Highmark Homes to help prospective home buyers make informed decisions. These customers purchased homes in Highmark’s developed communities around Puget Sound, WA: "Highmark Homes, LLC has a bad reputation. Don’t be a victim of fraudulent advertising. Before purchasing a new home from Highmark Homes LLC (based in Tukwila, WA), read the bad reviews, poor BBB ratings, and complaints from current and past customers."

The Windermere Tollens are currently being sued by two large groups of their development homeowners.

Tacoma communications consultancy JAYRAY provides Windermere Services Company a tenuous WindermereWatch damage control formula: In a “Managing the impacts of Windermerewatch.com” recommendations memo, Tacoma communications consultants Debra Carnes and Shari Campbell at JAYRAY—A PLACE TO THINK—tells Windermere’s Geoff Wood and Noelle Bortfeld: “There is no question that Windermere needs to move forward with a plan and strategies to minimize the potential damage...”

Franchiser Windermere Services Company’s “Phone Script” instructs its area representatives on what to tell exasperated Windermere agents when upset home sellers call them: "I'm sorry you received that..."

 

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WindermereWatch

Biz Fraud News:

The People of California Sue Wells Fargo Bank for Unfair Competition and Failure to Provide Notice of Data Breach

NO PROFIT, NO CHARITY—THE TRUTH ABOUT THE WINDERMERE FOUNDATION: Windermere Lynwood owner Lena Maul “...promotes to the community that she donates to many charitable institutions. She does not. She mandates withdrawals from each agent's commission checks to make those contributions. They do not come from her but she wants the community and organizations to believe otherwise.”

WINDERMERE'S SALES ASSOCIATE and COMMISSION AGREEMENT:: Read the Windermere “2008 Broker/Sales Associate Agreement and Addendum A, Windermere Commission Agreement – Fee Office” revealed in case evidence, listing MANDATORY AGENT CONTRIBUTiON TO THE WINDERMERE FOUNDATION.

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Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate enters Denver Market: Michael Zak (left) opens Windermere Real Estate 5280 in Denver Tech Center...

 

 

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Insuring Windermere brokerages means insuring prior Windermere defendants...

E&O VENDORS EVALUATE RISK and PROBABLE LIABILITY HERE: WindermereWatch.com has become the commercial real estate Insurance provider's first stop on the internet!

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ABOVE THE FOLD: Tacoma communications consultancy JAYRAY provides Windermere Services Company a tenuous WindermereWatch damage control formula

WINDERMERE CONVERTS COMMISSIONS DUE AFTER THEIR OWN AGENTS LEAVE FOR A COMPETITOR'S OFFICE: "In Retaliation Windermere Sought to Make the Litigation as Expensive and Time Consuming as Possible to Dissuade Mr. Rodriguez and other Agents from Asserting Claims against Windermere." —WASHINGTON APPEALS COURT, No. 65159-5

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The COLORADOAN reports that Eric Thompson’s departure from The Group, Inc., was a “mutually agreed upon decision.” A June 2014 COLORADOAN Newspaper report about Thompson states that, “Eric Thompson is out as president of The Group, Inc., ..." and “...The Group’s board of directors said Thompson’s departure was “a mutually agreed upon decision,“ and “...Susie Ewing, vice president, said “Eric did a great job while he was here, but the company was looking for a new direction.” COLORADOAN STORY HERE

"Windermere Real Estate Expanding its Brand into Colorado. Eric Thompson, (left) former president of The Group, Inc. will spearhead growth starting in Fort Collins: September 10, 2014, Seattle – OB Jacobi, second-generation leader and president of Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate has announced the company’s plans to expand the Windermere brand into Colorado, starting in Fort Collins." Initial startup personnel include Paul Hunter, Chris Murdza, Greg Rittner, Siduri Taylor, and Janet Tharpe. MORE HERE

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CLICK TO WINDERMERE OFFICE & PERSONNEL LISTINGS IN WASHINGTON OREGON CALIFORNIA IDAHO

THE COMPLETE WINDERMERE WASHINGTON LITIGATION HISTORY in comprehensive listings of Windermere Real Estate lawsuits from KING and PIERCE and SNOHOMISH counties, and all Washington counties where Windermere cases have been filed: Benton Chelan Clallam Clark Columbia Cowlitz Franklin Grant Grays Harbor Island Jefferson Kitsap Kittitas Lewis Mason Pacific Pend Oreille San Juan Skagit Spokane Stevens Thurston Wahkiakum Walla Walla Whatcom Whitman Yakima

Download the complete Windermere litigation history from ALL Washington counties here.

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Seattle-based Windermere Real Estate Enters Denver Market

Windermere Real Estate 5280 opens in Denver Tech Center

 

Denver, CO (Mar. 24, 2015) - Windermere Real Estate broadens its national footprint with the opening of a second Colorado office, Windermere Real Estate 5280. Based in the Denver Tech Center and spearheaded by Broker/Owner Michael Zak (left)... Zak has already hired two new agents, Meg Rice and Jackie Schultz, to join the existing team of himself, Crystal Boyer Lockhart and De Sharp. MORE

 

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WindermereWatch Ethics University...

Realtor Unethical Miscondust Review: Read the complete California Department of Real Estate legal action for license suspension and/or revocation in the Matter of the Accusation of Tower Lending and Carl L. Cole.

 

Windermere Real Estate Opens Rogue River Office: Rogue River, OR - Susan Jaeger and Marian Szewc, Principal Brokers/Owners of Windermere Real Estate Southern Oregon proudly announce the grand opening of their new Windermere Real Estate Office in Rogue River, OR. The mother/daughter team began converting their office from River City Realty & Mgt, LLC to Windermere in October of this year and will make it official by hosting a grand opening event in January of 2015. MORE

 

BELLEVUE'S "MORE TRUSTWORTHY" REALTY EXECUTIVES BRIO

 

Ken and Crystal want you to buy from this guy: Windermere Conflict of Interest Crook Paul Stickney is now a "Realty Executive" at Realty Executives Brio in Bellevue...

 

...Realty Executive Brio Washington State Warrants for Unpaid Taxes:

FORGET ETHICS—ANYTHING FOR A BUCK IN BELLEVUE. Are Bellevue Realty Executive Brio’s Ken Bell, and Co-Owner Crystal Herrmann, employing Windermere Crook Paul Stickney in hopes that he’ll help them pay their taxes? Brio Professionals LLC/Realty Executives Brio, June 13, 2013, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE WARRANT FOR UNPAID TAXES of $5,082.56 was SATISFIED on October 17, 2013; Realty Executive Brio’s January 23, 2014, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE WARRANT FOR UNPAID TAXES of $5,694.30 was SATISFIED on July 15, 2014.

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON—NO. 62912-3-I: PAUL STICKNEY WINDERMERE SCA'S MILLION-DOLLAR FAILURE TO DISCLOSE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST:

PAUL STICKNEY WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE'S (aka "The Stickney Team") MILLION-DOLLAR FAILURE TO DISCLOSE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST: Plundering Paul Stickney (above) was officially adjudged by Washington courts as having a conflict of interest and failing to disclose it to his Windermere SCA clients—Mark and Carol DeCoursey—when he sold them a Redmond house, and then recommended a remodeling company. But Stickney neglected to mention he was AN OWNER of the remodeling company, which absolutely ruined their home. Stickney testified that he DID NOT KNOW he was named as the remodeling company's VP until AFTER the DeCoursey's lawsuit began. SIDEBAR: Could Windermere's SCA Redmond office be the most predatory and unethical Windermere franchise of all?

DOWNLOAD THE WINDERMERE REDMOND SCA/PAUL STICKNEY WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE $1,030,627.00 JUDGMENT HERE

CLICK HERE TO THE PAUL STICKNEY WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE / WINDERMERE SCA REDMOND SUPERSEDEAS APPEAL BOND.

 

MANY WINDERMERE OFFICES OPERATE SEPARATE WINDERMERE MORTGAGE BROKER BUSINESSES. PROTECT YOUR LIFE AND ASSETS BY REFUSING TO DO BUSINESS WITH ANY BANK, LENDER OR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION WHO UNDERWRITES WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE'S MORTGAGE SERVICES.

 

 

 

 

 

WINDERMERE SERVICES PART OF GRAND JURY/FBI INVESTIGATION IN CALIFORNIA...

WINDERMERE TRIAL DELAY STRATEGY: MOTION OF DEFENDANTS PEGGY SHAMBAUGH, BENNION & DEVILLE FINE HOMES, INC. dba WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE COACHELLA VALLEY, WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE SERVICES COMPANY and JOSEPH R. DEVILLE TO STAY PROCEEDINGS, "This motion is made pursuant to the Court's authority to Stay civil proceedings where defendants are also the subject of criminal investigation and/or prosecution..." NOTICE OF RULING CASE UPDATE: "The Court exercises its discretion to grant the motion, and to stay the entire action until completion of the related criminal action...

...A NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION FOR PROTECTIVE ORDER FILED IN THE PRECEDING WINDERMERE COACHELLA CASE ON JULY 11, 2011, STATES: "A grand jury and FBI investigation have been instituted to discover whether any criminal wrongdoing arose out of Plaintiff's allegations in this case." CLICK TO THIS REPORT

 

Franchiser Windermere Services Company suing and competing against its own franchisees:

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY—CASE NO. 10-2-36192-8 SEA: THE SAGA OF WINDERMERE PUYALLUP CANYON ROAD (WPCR) IS A REALTY FRANCHISE OWNER'S ULTRA-NIGHTMARE: Franchiser Windermere Services Chairman "...Jacobi decided to open another Windermere office in the territory in which WPCR was operating."

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO—CASE NO. 37-2011-00089709-CU-BC-CTL: "From the time that the Cross-Complainants exercised their contractual right to terminate the Franchise License Agreement, and while Cross-Complainants were still operating as Windermere franchisees, [Windermere Services] Cross-Defendants engaged in a pattern of unlawful and predatory acts designed to specifically harm Cross-Complainants and destroy their businesses as Windermere franchisees and their future business endeavors."

 

 

 

 

MANDATORY AGENT CONTRIBUTION TO WINDERMERE FOUNDATION, FOR WHICH FRANCHISEES & FRANCHISER TAKE CREDIT: READ THE WINDERMERE BROKER/SALES ASSOCIATE AGREEMENT IN EVIDENCE...

 

...NEW PROFIT CENTER? WINDERMERE SUES EX-WINDERMERE AGENT: Windermere Real Estate West Campus—A FOREIGN CORPORATION—Owner/Broker John Tidwell, sued current John L. Scott agent Kimberly Mazzuca for Unpaid Business Debt of $14,703.73 plus 12% per annum since January 13, 2011, and received a Default Judgment. Download and read the Complaint and the attached Windermere “2008 Broker/Sales Associate Agreement and Addendum A, Windermere Commission Agreement – Fee Office” in evidence.

 

 

Vestus Foreclosure Group's Unsavory Alliance with Windermere Bellevue East...

Trying their best to stall and bankrupt a damaged party with excessive and outrageous legal expense, gutless Vestus-Windermere litigates down to the wire, but then runs from a jury and settles 4 days before trial. Read why in the Plaintiff's Trial Brief from McGrath v. Vestus; Windermere Real Estate East.

 

An important message to University of Washington administrators, staff and regents about The Windermere Cup, social responsibility, and the University's relationship with John Wood Jacobi and Windermere Real Estate

 

WELCOME UW-MADISON & WAUSAU VISITORS! Craven pseudo lawyer and prevaricating super-weenie Paul Drayna's process abuse as Windermere legal strategy: Suing people for telling the truth...

LIAR, BULLY, COWARD and CROOK: Is he America's most unethical lawyer? Lying to judges and knowingly filing false complaints and other fraudulent documents in their courts. Violating defendant civil rights and attempting to coerce illegal, unjust settlement agreements with intimidating emails, excessive legal expense and intentionally inflicted emotional distress. Running away and voluntarily dismissing his own company's phony and process-abusive lawsuits on the eve of trial. Drayna will even try deliberately subverting a previously demanded and paid jury proceeding through attempting to dupe a judge by surreptitiously ordering a bench trial in an unrelated motion. Is Windermere General Counsel Toady, Lying Lawyer and Smirking Legal Process Cheat, Paul Stephen Drayna (above), the nation's most shameless and unscrupulous corporate attorney?

—Editor's note on strained credibility and ridiculous assertions: Who prosecutes a legal action for years and then voluntarily quits when they expect to prevail at trial? Anybody? Click here for the false and contrived Windermere version of the case dismissal referenced above: “...At that point Windermere made the business judgment that – although they expected to prevail at trial – further expense was not justified in light of the limited scope..."

 

Click here to a WindermereWatch Web Intelligence Report on Windermere Damage Control Strategy Documents:

Tacoma communications consultancy JAYRAY provides Windermere Services Company a tenuous WindermereWatch damage control formula:

In a “Managing the impacts of Windermerewatch.com” recommendations memo, Tacoma communications consultants Debra Carnes and Shari Campbell at JAYRAY—A PLACE TO THINK—tells Windermere’s Geoff Wood and Noelle Bortfeld: “There is no question that Windermere needs to move forward with a plan and strategies to minimize the potential damage...”

Click here to the Windermere Damage Control Strategy Document on WindermereWatch postcards:

As WindermereWatch gears up for its Annual Spring Postcard Campaign that informs unwitting Windermere property listing clients about the hazards of dealing with the nation’s most unethical real estate company, Franchiser Windermere Services Company’s “Phone Script” instructs its area representatives on what to tell exasperated Windermere agents when upset home sellers call them: "I'm sorry you received that..."

“...I had two more calls today from clients asking about who is behind these postcards. Why can’t we get these people to stop? They’re going to hurt our business.”—Potential call from Windermere's Phone Script

 

Windermere Real Estate founder John Jacobi named as Third Party Defendant and sued for Indemnification, Contribution, Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Breach of Contract in Bank of America vs. Windermere Puyallup Canyon Road.

Windermere corporate counsel Paul Drayna alleged to have sent WPCR's new franchiser—Better Homes & Gardens—predatory email: "After WSC terminated WPCR's franchise agreement, Maxwell entered into a franchise agreement with Better Homes and Gardens ("BHG'). When WSC learned Maxwell had entered into the BHG franchise agreement, WSC's corporate counsel, Paul Drayna, sent an email directly to BHG's corporate counsel. Mr. Drayna's email stated that WSC had recently terminated WPCR's franchise for failure to pay license fees and other amounts and that WSC reserved all rights to pursue all amounts owing against Maxwell personally," and "Mr. Drayna's email to BHG's counsel also informed them that Jacobi, the founder and Chairman of the Board of WSC, was also a member of WPCR, and included portions of the WPCR Operating Agreement which gave Jacobi "veto" power. Mr. Drayna further warned BHG that Jacobi was preparing to commence legal action against Maxwell and his new company." COMPLETE WINDERMERE PUYALLUP CANYON ROAD REPORT HERE.

 

 

From Glassdoor website—an inside look at jobs and companies:

 

Dec. 24, 2013

“Coldhearted Hypocrisy”

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Windermere Real Estate full-time for more than 10 years

Pros – Enjoys a good public image, intensely cultivated and marketed for many years...the image appears to be the real thing to the public.

Cons – Marketing is at the heart of the Windermere Corporate approach to business ...consistently promote service to community, putting people first and honesty in business dealings but only if it doesn't mean taking a financial hit of any size: Windermere is guilty of huge hypocrisy. See windermerewatch.com for an extremist but fact based opinion. Windermere has, in their own words always "vigorously defended" against buyers and sellers who complain or sue them.... apparently regardless of the merit of the consumer's complaint. Windermere's contribution to their own Foundation comes primarily from it's agents (Not the Corporation) and at a level of less than a third of the per transaction legal defense contribution agents are required to make. (approx. $12 per transaction. Former Windermere franchise owners find themselves being sued by Windermere Corporate or may see the their loyalty and their Company tossed aside and closed in favor of a newer, younger franchise company......going against their own strict rules by facilitating the transfer of agents with zero compensation to the Ownership losing their entire business. The "Nordstrom of Real Estate" might apply to the design and décor of many Windermere offices, but in no way is there a similarity between the two companies when it comes to true integrity...there simply isn't real consistency between Windermere's professed beliefs/values and their actions.

Advice to Senior Management – You may remember when Windermere had integrity. Try to regain it. Good luck.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Editor's note: Windermere's staggering PR image problems and reputation for protracted litigation with defrauded Windermere customers must be well considered by real estate professionals when evaluating Windermere desk fees and/or Windermere commission splits.

 

WINDERMERE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPLAINTS and REVIEWS: CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 FORMER WINDERMERE CALIFORNIA OFFICES DROP THE WINDERMERE BRAND:

(1) Former Windermere Real Estate Bay Area, Berkeley, CA, office has become a Keller Williams Realty office.

(2, 3, 4 and 5) Former Windermere Real Estate Welcome Home, with locations in Castro Valley, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon, CA, have all become Prudential Real Estate Affiliates.

(6) Former proprietor of Windermere Silicon Valley Properties, Mountain View, CA, has moved to The Sereno Group.

(7) Windermere North State Properties, Redding, CA, has gone out of business.

(8 and 9) Former Windermere Dunnigan Realtors of Sacramento, CA, with locations in American River and Land Park has become Dunnigan Realtors.

(10 and 11) Former Windermere Pacific Coast Properties, CA, with locations in La Mesa and San Diego have joined the Sotheby’s International Realty Network.

(12) Former Windermere Property Professionals of Tracy, CA, have become RE/MAX Property Professionals.

(13) Former Windermere Placer County Properties of Auburn, CA, has become Gold Country Realty.

(14 and 15) The former Carlsbad Village Windermere Exclusive Properties has become Real Living Lifestyles Carlsbad Village; and the former Carlsbad Village Faire Windermere Exclusive Properties has become Real Living Lifestyles Carsbad Faire.

(16) Former Windermere Exclusive Properties Escondido has become Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate, Escondido.

(17) Former Windermere Exclusive Properties La Costa / Encinitas has become Real Living Lifestyles La Costa / Encinitas Real Estate.

(18) Former Windermere Exclusive Properties Rancho Bernardo has become Real Living Lifestyles Rancho Bernardo Real Estate.

(19) The former Windermere Exclusive Properties Rancho Santa Fe has become Real Living Lifestyles Rancho Santa Fe / Fairbanks Ranch Real Estate.

(20) Former Windermere Exclusive Properties San Diego — Carmel Valley / La Jolla has become Real Living Lifestyles Carmel Valley Real Estate.

(21) The former Windermere Exclusive Properties Solana Beach has become Real Living Lifestyles Solana Beach Real Estate.

(22) Internet predator and former Windermere Preferred Living of Brea, California, has gone out of business.

(23) Former Windermere Signature Properties of downtown San Diego, California, has dropped the Windermere brand and is now operating as Pacific Sotheby's International Realty.

(24) Former Windermere Yucca Valley, CA, has dropped the Windermere brand and is now Realty Professionals.

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DON'T BE BAMBOOZLED BY

NEW PICTURES and LOCATION,

but SAME PERSONNEL:

Kalafatich now at former Windermere Professional Partners Owner Michael Robinson's Windermere Gig Harbor Builder's Choice...

Maria Kalafatich (left) Formerly of WINDERMERE PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS, Tacoma, Sued for Negligent Misrepresentation, Fraud and Fraudulent Concealment, Rescission, Violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act, Professional Negligence and Violation of RCW 18.86.030.

Defendant Windermere Professional Partners (former owner Michael Robinson, left) Sued for Vicarious Liability Under RCW 18.85.155 as Liable for the Tortius Conduct of Defendants Kalafatich and Walters.

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RE/MAX Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering: (Denver, CO) – RE/MAX, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, today announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. MORE HERE

 

Windermere Real Estate Aberdeen, Washington, changes ownership to Travis and Jill Jelovich.

 

DOORS CLOSED and OUT OF BUSINESS: WINDERMERE PREFERRED LIVING, BREA, CALIFORNIA, CLAIMS TO BE WINDERMERE "PREFERRED PROPERTIESTM" IN FALSE AND PREDATORY WEBSITE TAKE-DOWN LETTER, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY BEING SUED FOR USING THE "PREFERRED PROPERTIES" PHRASE.

 

THE FORMER WINDERMERE SIGNATURE PROPERTIES OF DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO DROPS THE WINDERMERE BRAND AND BEGINS OPERATION WITH PACIFIC SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY.

 

WINDERMERE LAWYER, LYING LEGAL PROCESS CHEAT and BIGSHOT PHONY, PAUL S. DRAYNA (left), DEFINITELY DOES LACK COURAGE: Speaking to the Puget Sound Business Journal as an "Outstanding Corporate Counsel for a Solo Practice" Finalist in its self-concocted advertiser promotion, Drayna is quoted as saying about the temptation to become a real estate agent "...But I don’t think I have the courage to do what they do. Walking away from (a regular paycheck) to go work on a commission-only basis is like jumping out of an airplane without a parachute." it's worth noting that the Business Journal's article makes no mention of Drayna's legal skills and accomplishments, personal integrity or industry reputation. The article is a purely paid-for, advertiser puff piece, conspicuously lacking any allusion at all to Drayna's real rank as a bootlicking legal errand boy.

Process abuse as corporate legal strategy: Drayna files false complaints against innocent Windermere victims who are telling the truth, emails them with instructions not to hire a lawyer, then tries to coerce those victims into signing away their speech rights in exchange for being let out of Windermere's bogus libel and defamation claims. But then Drayna runs away and dismisses his own legal action just before trial when truthful victims refuse to sign, because professional prevaricator Paul Drayna does indeed lack THE COURAGE to appear at his own phony lawsuits.

 

"...not only did she lie to us... I would urge everyone to use caution before working with [Dollie Sparks] or any Windermere Agent for that matter."

I would prefer to remain anonymous if this is going to be posted, but I feel compelled to tell you about my recent situation involving Windermere Sequim Sunland Agent Dollie Sparks [left]. My family and I met with her a few months ago to view a rental property that was listed in Sequim. I know that we don't exactly have the best rental history or credit history and the credit history is quite complicated due to a past divorce ... but she assured us that she could work with us. My husband was in the process of going through job recruitment for a position with the county, which can be a very lengthy process but we always kept her in the loop and sent her the necessary documents that she requested. We spent a month going back and forth with her, truthfully I felt like I was working for her and not the other way around with all the documents she kept requesting that I gather every few days. Eventually she informed us that the house we were trying to rent from her had been rented, but assured us that she would have something in our price range soon. Her last correspondence with us ended rather abruptly when she decided that she no longer wished to work with us. Rather than just being honest and telling us that we were too big of a risk to take on as renters (I would have respected her for that), she cut off all communication and never contacted us again or responded to our emails or phone calls. A week later we decided to do a little investigating on our own and discovered that the house she claimed to have rented still had a for rent sign in the yard. Not only did she lie to us about the status of the property, but she couldn't muster up the courage to tell us that she didn't want to work with us. This is extremely unprofessional and unethical behavior for an agent/property manager. I would urge everyone to use caution before working with her or any Windermere Agent for that matter.

 

WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCES A CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP FOR THE MOSES LAKE, WASHINGTON, OFFICE

Heather Adkinson and Barry Lawson (at left, respectively) take over as co-owners of Windermere Real Estate K-2 Realty. “We are excited to start this new chapter with Windermere,” comments Adkinson..." and “Our team is ready to share exceptional service, commitment to excellence, and high integrity with our community” notes Lawson."

Windermere Real Estate K-2 Realty is located at 2900 W Broadway, Moses Lake, WA, and currently houses 15 agents: April Adams, Heather Adkinson, Sierra Becken, Walt Bumgarner, Jane Doe, Sandy Eslick, Lisa Garmon, Lynn Garza, Tammy Garza, Lisa Hanley, Norman & Lisa Hanley, Jay Kincaid, Lois Kincaid, Ralph Kincaid, Barry Lawson, Susan McMillan, Vivian Richard, Denise Varney, Pat Wold. GET MORE INFO and THE GRANT COUNTY, WASHINGTON, WINDERMERE K2 LAWSUIT LISTINGS HERE.

 

 

 

CONSUMERS ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION IN THEIR SELECTION OF REAL ESTATE SERVICES...

What everyone who is currently doing business with Windermere Real Estate—or what anyone who is CONSIDERING doing business with Windermere Real Estate—should know about this predatory and consumer-abusive company:

In most cases, your home is the single biggest and most important investment you will ever make. Your ability to afford a home, and your home itself, are at the core of your happiness and human survival. If you can, just imagine for a moment what it would mean to lose your home; or what it would mean to lose the financial resources you’ve toiled so hard to earn—that allow you to own a home. This website is about the many individuals who have actually lost their homes or financial resources—or both—because they had the misfortune to deal with public predator Windermere Real Estate. And the cases presented here are only the ones we KNOW about—we’re finding more all the time. Please consider this next information VERY carefully, for how diligently you consider it may determine if you are willing to risk losing EVERYTHING you have ever worked for, including your home itself.

There are plenty of deceitful Realtors out there, Realtors who are willing to ruin your whole life just to make a buck. Have you ever thought about what might happen if something goes wrong with your home transaction? Most of the national brand real estate companies have policies in place to address agent or broker misconduct, but not Windermere Real Estate—it’s privately held by a single family, with no stockholders.

After all, your home is not a shirt from Macy’s you can return under a well-mandated return policy. It’s true that most home sales and purchases go smoothly, but have you ever asked yourself… “Who will be responsible if I end up with a crooked real estate agent who lies, or who doesn’t disclose something awful they know about the property I’m buying? Who will be responsible if I’m dealing with some agent who’s running a financial scam they’re not revealing? Who will be responsible if my agent is in cahoots with a dishonest seller, or is conspiring with an inspector who looks the other way at serious problems so the agent will recommend him again?”

The answer is, in most cases, it’s the franchise owner and/or the broker to whom the agent is licensed, that is responsible for agent malfeasance. And nobody would be willing to buy a Windermere franchise, or be a Windermere broker, if they’d actually end up being legally responsible for all the damage a dishonest Realtor will cause, because that damage is not done to a simple shirt from Macy’s that you can return: THAT DAMAGE IS DONE TO SOME INNOCENT AND UNSUSPECTING HUMAN BEING’S HOME, LIFE and FINANCIAL FUTURE.

If you're a buyer and some variety of agent misconduct has occurred, the subject property may not be habitable for various reasons, which will turn your life upside down, fast. There’s enormous money and emotional distress at stake. And there will be lawyers, lots of lawyers. Windermere Real Estate employs and profits on so many corrupt franchise owners, brokers and agents, that it maintains its own fulltime, in-house legal services, the Demco Law Firm. If you think for one moment that when your Windermere home deal goes bad, your Windermere broker or franchise owner is going to run over, apologize, and ask what they can do to help you, you’ve got another, very serious think coming. When your Windermere agent crosses over the Realtor code of ethics line, YOU AND YOUR HOME BECOME THE ENEMY.

That broker and/or franchise owner are legally on-the-hook for their agent’s misconduct, and the Windermere Legal War Machine will come down on you like a supersonic ton of bricks. If Windermere did not provide its franchise clients such hardcore legal resources, nobody would even BE a Windermere broker or franchise owner—the exposure is too great. And make no mistake, Windermere will do nothing—and spend nothing—to settle your problem amicably, no matter what indecency the agent or broker has committed. Windermere will force you to sue. Windermere's much-ballyhooed and heavily promoted commitment to "The highest ethical standards. Uncompromising honesty and integrity," is nothing but a marketing lie designed to induce business volume.

Windermere's Demco Law Firm is so unethical, so deceitful and intimidating, that it’s famous in law circles. Its lead attorney, Matthew F. Davis, is renown for his dishonesty, dubious legal tactics, lack of decency and disrespect for the rules of professional conduct. He will do absolutely anything to win—without regard for truth or justice. He will lie to courts and opposing parties. He will file fallacious and erroneous documents with the court. He will email opposing parties telling them not to hire a lawyer when he has just served them a lawsuit. He will call a judge's chambers and request more time without informing the opposing party. He will file orders for a bench trial when he knows a jury trial has been demanded and paid for. He will trick, stall, coerce, menace and threaten. He will invent and extend costly, mendacious Windermere litigation and abuse the legal process for no other reason than to exhaust an opponent’s pocketbook. If he can, he will get YOUR attorney to quit—a favorite tactic.

Windermere, Davis and Demco Law will push a $5 cat poop case all the way to the state supreme court, just to avoid paying damages, because it’s all in the Windermere operating budget—while your legal expenses will be coming out of your savings, retirement account, home equity or credit cards, if you even have those resources. And in the end, Windermere/Davis/Demco will try to coerce silence about your bad Windermere experience by forcing you into signing a legal "settlement" agreement that terminates your speech rights, so you can't ever tell anybody or inform the public about your Windermere debacle. When you sign, they'll let you out of the bogus lawsuit.

Don't be fooled when your particular local Windermere office says "Oh... OUR Windermere franchise doesn't work that way." Every Windermere franchise in every state pays a portion of every commission to franchise policy-maker Windermere Services Company, and its legal war chest. If you are dealing with Windermere Real Estate, you are unwittingly being duped into funding Windermere's financial genocide against other damaged Windermere customers.

If anything does indeed go wrong with your Windermere home transaction—like it has for so many—you may never recover. When these profoundly devastating problems occur, the resulting irreversible human toll of precious time, money and brutal emotional distress will forever ruin your life and future. If you are considering doing business with Windermere Real Estate, think VERY carefully about doing so.

REMEMBER: IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG WITH YOUR WINDERMERE DEAL, IT'S FAR EASIER—AND CHEAPER—FOR WINDERMERE LAWYERS TO STALL AND SLOWLY WASTE YOUR ENTIRE NET WORTH ON LITIGATION, THAN IT IS FOR WINDERMERE TO STEP UP AND MAKE YOU WHOLE.

WINDERMERE BELLEVUE COMMONS ASSOCIATE BROKERS DICK AND CECILIA PELASCINI'S FORECLOSURE RESCUE RIPOFF SCAM

(Left and right) Windermere Bellevue Commons Associate Broker Dick and Cecilia Pelascini: Still generating commissions for Windermere.

Vila Pace-Knapp owned a home where she resided for many years, but eventually became delinquent on her payments, and started getting written notices of default and pending foreclosure that her home would be sold at an upcoming trustee’s sale. She sought to stave off the trustee’s sale through bankruptcy, but the bankruptcy court dismissed all of her petitions. The attempts at bankruptcy, however, did manage to postpone the scheduled trustee’s sale for many months, but the bankruptcy court’s final order of dismissal prevented her  from filing additional petitions.

At about the period of Pace-Knapp’s initial notices of foreclosure, Windermere Associate Broker Dick Pelascini, and Thomas Boboth of Pacific Shoreline Mortgage, individually approached her at her home. She knew neither of the men, but they were clearly aware of her pending foreclosure. They offered to collaborate with Pace-Knapp in an effort to save her home. Pelascini and Boboth each proffered business cards, identifying each respectively as a broker at a real estate company, and the president of a mortgage company. The pair visited many times over the ensuing weeks, continually offering to help her. Neither man ever stated they wanted to buy her house, or offer her a loan. Pace-Knapp declined their offers of help.

On an evening before the actual trustee’s sale, Pace-Knapp met Pelascini at his real estate office and signed a purchase and sale agreement for her home, a residential lease agreement, and an option to purchase the property from the Pelascinis, two years down the road. The documents were clearly labeled, but Pace-Kanpp did not read them, including the titles. She didn’t realize she’d sold her house to the Pelescinis until signing documents at the closing agent’s office, but still went ahead, and the trustee’s sale did not occur.

Pace-Knapp commenced living in the house under the new lease agreement with the Pelescinis for two and a half years, during which she paid the new owners rent. Then the Pelascinis declined to renew her lease a third time, and subsequently evicted her. She sued Dick and Cecilia Pelascini, Windermere Real Estate Bellevue Commons and Thomas Boboth and Pacific Shoreline Mortgage, for unconscionability, fraud, CPA violations, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She also sought relief from the sale and attorney fees. The trial court found that Pelescinis were liable for fraud and CPA violations. It ordered rescission of the contract and attorney fees and costs under the Consumer Protection Act. In typical “stalling-the-damage-award” style, Windermere and the Pelescinis moved for reconsideration, which the trial court denied, so they appealed.

The appeals court said, “The Pelascinis’ argument rests on the false premise that they ' …did help plaintiff save her house,' Simply stated, the point is that they saved her home for themselves so that they would not have to bid at the rescheduled trustee’s sale. The Pelascinis’ practice of preying on this and other vulnerable home owners on the eve of foreclosure is the type of practice likely to deceive future distressed owners in the same manner…. The trial court found that Pelascini and Boboth habitually work together to buy houses on the eve of foreclosure and that they did so in this case… essentially harassing her until she relented and accepted their offer to ‘help.’ …Pelascini and Boboth are likely to repeat this approach and have done so in the past.”

Both Cecilia and Dick Pelascini still work for Windermere. Read the complete Court's opinion here.

 

WINDERMERE'S PRIVITY ARGUMENT

DO YOU HAVE A LEGAL DISPUTE WITH WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE? YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ADD FRANCHISER WINDERMERE SERVICES COMPANY TO YOUR COMPLAINT.

Franchiser Windermere Services Company prevailed in a motion in which it has admitted that it is in tradename privity with its Windermere network owner franchisees. (Access the motion here)

Are you suing or litigating against Windermere Real Estate? Are you the victim of a dishonest Windermere agent, broker, or franchise owner who is forcing you to sue to recover honest damages? Franchiser Windermere Services Company has prevailed in a motion in which it has admitted that it is in tradename privity with its franchisees, which may allow you to add  Windermere Services and/or the entire Windermere Real Estate Network of franchise owners to your complaint. Ask your lawyer. Read what follows here, then print out Windermere’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and take it to your legal counsel, or send your legal counsel the link to this story.

In King County Superior Court case number 05-2-34433 SEA, to dispose of a defendant’s counterclaims in their  defamation and trade libel lawsuit of intimidation brought against a buyer who publicized Windermere lies and its refusal to honor its public commitment to the “highest ethical standards, uncompromising honesty and integrity,” franchiser Windermere Services Company and franchisee broker Windermere Real Estate/Northeast—and their lawyer, Matthew Davis of Demco Law Firm—argued in a motion for partial summary judgment that “It is true that Windermere Services Company was not itself a party to the first lawsuit, but as the owner of the Windermere tradename, it is in privity with Windermere Real Estate/Northeast.”

Black’s Law Dictionary defines privity as:

privity (priv-e-tee) 1. The connection or relationship between two parties, each having a legally recognized interest in the same subject matter (such as a transaction, proceeding, or piece of property); mutuality of interest <privity of contract>

The court agreed with Windermere’s argument and granted its motion. But when it was clear Windermere would face a jury, it voluntarily dismissed its own lawsuit under CR 41, after first pressuring the defendant without success to be silent and sign away his protected speech rights.

While this writer is not an attorney or legal expert, and this news coverage is not intended in any way to be legal advice, it has been noted that privity works both ways, and suggested that the court’s ruling on Windermere tradename privity could be interpreted or construed to mean that Windermere Services Company shares automatic mutual liability for any harmful act or violation of law committed by any Windermere franchisee broker, because the parties share the same tradename; and/or that ALL Windermere Network franchisee brokers share automatic mutual liability for ANY OTHER Windermere Network franchisee broker’s harmful act or violation of law, through sharing the same tradename. When you are damaged by any Windermere broker or agent, the entire Windermere Network may now be mutually liable.

 

Windermere's Own Tenant-Landlord Principles:

JUDGMENT DEBTOR WINDERMERE RELOCATION “…ABANDONED AND VACATED THE PREMISES” IN BREACH OF OFFICE LEASE,“…AMOUNT OF ALL DAMAGES IS $168,597.30…” In Complaint No. 09-2-12257-1 SEA, Filed in King County Superior Court on March 12, 2009, Plaintiff Legacy Partners in part states: "1. Defendant Windermere Relocation, Inc., is a Washington corporation, doing business in this state and county.... 5. Defendant leased the Premises from Plaintiff for the purpose of operating a commercial business. 6. Defendant has abandoned and vacated the Premises... The amount of all damages is $168,597,30, as detailed in Exhibit A.”Filed October 27, 2009: Order and Judgment on Answer of Garnishee and Order to Pay.

On business equipment leases:

CalNeva Partners, Inc, dba Windermere Real Estate Northern Nevada, a Nevada corporation, sued for Breach of Master Lease Contract: “...As of August 8, 2006, the total amount due and owing under the Master Lease Schedules 1 & 2 is $131,212.36, excluding attorney’s fees and costs.”

 

 
ALTERNATIVE SERVICE PROVIDERS:
• COLDWELL BANKER
• CENTURY 21
• JOHN L. SCOTT
• RE/MAX
• PRUDENTIAL
• KELLER WILLIAMS
• HELP-U-SELL
• ASSIST-2-SELL

 

 

 
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"SUSPECTED MONEY LAUNDERING IN THE RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY"

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Download this important info here.

 

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PIERCE—CASE NO. 08-2-13824-6

Complaint alleges Windermere Auburn and Lake Tapps owner told employee: "You're nothing without me! We don't date, you don't have a job! "

WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE AUBURN, INC., SUED BY EMPLOYEE FOR CONSTRUCTIVE DISCHARGE, HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT, NEGLIGENCE, INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AND CIVIL CONSPIRACY IN PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON, COMPLAINT. OWNER OF WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE AUBURN AND WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE LAKE TAPPS, THOMAS TOLLEN, SUED FOR CIVIL ASSAULT AND BATTERY, TRESPASS, INVASION OF RIGHT TO PRIVACY, CIVIL STALKING AND OTHER CHARGES—PLEADS GUILTY TO RELATED CRIMINAL COUNTS

 

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR PIERCE COUNTY—CASE NO. 10-2-164095: Complaint for Declaratory Relief, Damages and Foreclosure of Landlord's Lien against Windermere Real Estate/Auburn, Inc., and Windermere Real Estate/Cascades Group, Inc. Judgment for Plaintiff: $128,105,63, costs of $342.80 and attorney's fees of $7,420.00

 

HAS YOUR OREGON WINDERMERE OFFICE BEEN SUED? CHECK OREGON STATE COUNTY CASE DETAIL SUMMARIES HERE

Listings may not be current; and may also be incomplete. All case summary data taken from public online court resources.

Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Oregon, case detail summaries:

 

WindCroninContract1.pdf

WindCroninContract2.pdf

WindCroninContract3.pdf

WindCroninContract4.pdf

WindCroninContract5.pdf

WindCroninContract6.pdf

WindCroninContract7.pdf

WindCroninContract8.pdf

WindCroninFraud9.pdf

WindCroninFraud10.pdf

WindCroninFraud11.pdf

WindCroninNegligence12.pdf

WindCroninNegligence13.pdf

Windermere Baldwin Properties, Oregon, case detail summary:

WindBaldwinContract1.pdf

Windermere Capitol, Oregon, case detail summary:

 

WindCapitolOther1.pdf

Windermere Central, Oregon, case detail summaries:

WindCentralContract1.pdf

WindCentralContract2.pdf

WindCentralNegligence3.pdf

Windermere Glen Taylor, Oregon, case detail summary:

WindGlenTaylorNegligence1.pdf

Windermere Investors Marketplace, Oregon, case detail summary:

WindInvMarketplaceContract1.pdf

Windermere Jean Tate, Oregon, case detail summaries:

WindJeanTateContract1.pdf

WindJeanTateContract2.pdf

WindJeanTateFraud3.pdf

WindJeanTateOther1.pdf

WindJeanTateOther2.pdf

WindJeanTateOther3.pdf

Windermere Lane County, Oregon, case detail summaries:

WindLaneCountyContract1.pdf

Windermere Mortgage Services, Oregon, case detail summaries:

WindMortgageCivilLien1.pdf

WindMortgageCivilLien2.pdf

WindMortgageContract1.pdf

WindMortgageContract2.pdf

Windermere Pacific Crest, Oregon, case detail summaries:

WindPacificCrestOther1.pdf

WindPacificCrestOther2.pdf

Windermere Property Management, Oregon, case detail summaries:

WindPropMgmtNegligence1.pdf

WindPropMgmtPersInjury1.pdf

WindPropMgmtPersInjury2.pdf

WindPropMgmtPersInjury3.pdf

Windermere Realty Group, Oregon, case detail summaries:

WindRealtyGroupContract1.pdf

Windermere Relocation, Oregon, case detail summary:

WindRelocationFraud1.pdf

Windermere Ribbon Realty, Oregon, case detail summary:

WindRibbonRealtyContract1.pdf

Windermere Southern Oregon, case detail summary:

WindSouthernOregonContract1.pdf

Windermere St. Helens Oregon, case detail summary:

WindStHelensOther1.pdf

 

FORMER WINDERMERE SIGNATURE PROPERTIES OF DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO DROPS THE WINDERMERE BRAND AND BEGINS OPERATION WITH PACIFIC SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY. Click to Sotheby's official press release here.

Former Windermere Yucca Valley, CA, has dropped the Windermere brand and is now Realty Professionals. Windermere Redmond SCA has closed and become Windermere Redmond East. Ex-SCA owner Craig Shriner is now billed as an "Independent Real Estate Professional" on Linkedin.

 

STRUGGLING TO REGAIN LOST MARKET SHARE: Current owner Rich Johnson BRE# 01050097 (left), of Windermere Santaluz, San Diego, California, is a former Windermere Exclusive Properties branch manager. To review Windermere Exclusive Properties lawsuits, click here. After two consecutive Windermere San Diego, CA, franchises—the former Windermere Pacific Coast Properties and Windermere Signature Properties—have both quit the Windermere brand for Sotheby's, Rich has now opened Windermere Homes & Estates with co-owner Brian Gooding BRE# 00917944, plus agents, staff & locations:

Windermere Vacaville Opens: Office Address: Windermere Hulsey & Associates, 490 Merchant St #101, Vacaville, CA 95688, Phone: (707) 448-0700, Fax: (888) 381-0701, Email: vacaville@windermere.com

Windermere Real Estate Aberdeen, Washington, changes ownership to Travis and Jill Jelovich. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

 

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT—D.C. No. CV-98-01184-RSL:

The Windermere Relocation Rape Case: Court Declares that Windermere "...condoned a rape by a business colleague..." and "Little was subjected to an abusive work environment..." and "These facts, together with the proximity in timing, suffice to create a question of fact regarding Windermere's motive in cutting Little's pay and ultimately terminating her employment."

 

AGGRESSIVE, HARDBALL LEGAL TACTICS:

WINDERMERE ABUSES THE LEGAL PROCESS THROUGH FILING FALSE AND MENDACIOUS LAWSUITS TO INTIMIDATE, BANKRUPT, SILENCE AND COERCE DAMAGED CUSTOMERS OUT OF THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL SPEECH RIGHTS

REALTY GIANT DEMANDS "DARK CLAUSE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS" THAT TERMINATE DAMAGED CUSTOMER SPEECH RIGHTS, BUT THEN RUNS AWAY AND VOLUNTARILY DISMISSES ITS OWN LAWSUIT WHEN VICTIMS WON'T SIGN...

As WindermereWatch proves, there are many Windermere victims—more all the time—and when those victims use the media to complain and warn others, franchiser Windermere Services Company and local franchise owners sue them for libel and defamation through specious lawsuits that are intended to intimidate and silence. Read one of the phony lawsuits here.

Then Windermere tries to coerce victims into signing a “dark clause settlement agreement” that permanently terminates their speech rights.

In the Mark and Carol DeCoursey case dark clause, Windermere even tried to dictate what the DeCourseys could say to other individuals in simple conversation: "The DeCourseys agree that they shall not communicate with any person about their dispute with Windermere unless asked, and if asked, will only state that they have resolved their claim to their satisfaction." Read the DeCoursey Case Dark Clause here.

And in another of its dark clauses, Windermere required "...that he will cease all efforts of any kind (c) to publicly state opinions or beliefs about Windermere Real Estate." Read the GMK Case Dark Clause here.

This predatory legal tactic is known as abuse of process or malicious prosecution. When a victim refuses to sign, Windermere runs away and voluntarily dismisses its own lawsuit under Civil Rule 41—just before trial, after costing the victim years of distress and yet thousands more to defend against the false action.

In one example, franchisor Windermere Services Company served an outspoken victim a fallacious lawsuit for libel and defamation, and then immediately sent them an email instructing that they "...need not hire an attorney," and further stating, “…we will try to resolve this directly and outside the legal system." Incredibly, Windermere implements both the aggression and arrogance to overtly and unabashedly order that a damaged customer it has falsely sued be unrepresented by counsel and resolve their dispute outside the very same legal system in which Windermere has brought suit against them.

In this day and age it all sounds so inconceivably Orwellian—but it's true.

 

Windermere Real Estate / Allen & Associates' Agent Deliberate Non-Disclosure of Home's Prior Use as Pot Farm and Methamphetamine Laboratory

(Left) Gone but not forgotten: Lance Miller from Windermere Real Estate/Allen & Associates

Eva and Eddie Bloor relocated to Longview, in Washington State, and purchased a home from Charmaine and Robert Fritz through Lance Miller at Windermere Real Estate/Allen & Associates, who served as dual agent for both for both parties. The Fritzes and Miller both opted to withhold their knowledge that the onetime rental property had been a site for marijuana farming and methamphetamine production. Windermere and Miller were cognizant of the property’s prior use because Windermere staff managed the rental home months earlier when a drug raid occurred, and they subsequently issued a notice of eviction on the tenants after learning of their illicit operation. Locals all herd the news, including the Fritzes, who conversed about it with others.

RCW 64.06.020, with its very pertinent and mandatory Seller Disclosure Statement question, “Has the property been used as an illegal drug manufacturing site?” had been checked “No” by Fritz in the presence of Miller, and the form was later conveyed to the Bloors, who occupied the residence and only later learned of their new home’s toxic past from neighbors and news stories.

Mrs. Bloor queried the health department as to decontamination, officials concluded the home to be unfit for human habitation, and compelled the Bloors to abandon the place with nothing but what they were wearing at the moment. Mr. Bloor was not even granted brief consideration to retrieve the tools by which made a living. The Bloors filed a complaint against the Fritzes, agent Miller, Windermere and franchiser Windermere Services Company, plus Cowlitz County. With Bloors eventually prevailing, the trial court granted recision—an unwinding of their real estate transaction—and also their damages both jointly and severally on loss of wages and personal property, lost use of the home itself, emotional distress, and ruin of the Bloor’s credit.

In typical stall mode, Windermere-Miller parties appealed, but lost again. As part of the costly and lengthy appeals process, the appellant files a brief to which the respondent answers, after which the appellant is afforded reply.

Read the Court's entire Opinion here.

 

4 Realty Partners Offices in Oregon and 1 in Washington Drop the Windermere Brand: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Adds Former Windermere Realty Partners to its Franchise Network

"PARSIPPANY, N.J. 12-14-2010 — Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC today announced that Clackamas-based Realty Partners, Inc., has joined its franchise network, adding a brand presence in the state of Oregon.  The brokerage will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Realty Partners, serving the Portland metropolitan area and surrounding communities, including Canby, Molalla and Vancouver, Washington.  The company's co-owners, John Tate and Eric Post, bring a partnership-oriented culture and 100 sales associates across five offices to the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network. 

"Eric and John founded their business on perhaps one of the best mission statements I have ever read," recalls Sherry Chris, president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC.  "It simply says; Serve our clients with distinction, grow our businesses with passion and live our lives with balance."  "When you begin with that foundation, you are well on your way to epitomizing the 'next generation broker' who leverages the best social and digital media tools to have a dialogue with employees and clients alike."

"By affiliating with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, we're taking the next logical step in communicating to our clients that we are committed to being a complete lifestyle service provider," said Tate.  "Our agents and clients are more informed and tech-savvy than ever before.  The incredible tools and support provided by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will help us to better anticipate the agents' needs and to continue raising the bar for service in our industry."

"This is much more than a name change," said Post. "It's a declaration of our commitment to customer service. This affiliation reinforces our dedication to delivering what consumers need right now – a trusted, loyal advisor who has the ability to change with the market and technology tides.  "From a corporate standpoint, our goal to create a supportive, successful, collaborative and focused organization can be fully realized with our partnership with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate."

Established in 2005 Realty Partners' past achievements include being named one of Oregon's "100 Best Companies to Work For" by Oregon Business magazine with high scores for benefits, attraction and retention; work environment; charity/community work; collaboration, trust and openness; rewards and, incentives; and career development.

Realty Partners takes its corporate responsibility very seriously and has been commended for its citizenship efforts and active involvement with numerous community and charitable organizations, including: Parrott Creek Child and Family Services, Habitat for Humanity, Oregon Food Bank, North Clackamas School District, The Canby Center, and the Molalla Buckeroo Association. 

For more information on the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Realty Partners, please visit BHGRealtyPartners.com."

 

Former Windermere Pacific Coast Properties of San Diego, California, Joins Sotheby's International Realty Network

"PARSIPPANY, N.J., 11-22-2010 — Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC announced that Pacific Sotheby's International Realty in San Diego is the newest member of its luxury real estate network. The firm, owned by Brian Arrington, serves San Diego County.

“San Diego is an international community, both economically and from a lifestyle point of view,” said Philip White, president and chief operating officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “Brian Arrington and his team of professionals truly understand this market, which is a critical one for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, and we are proud to have them represent us here.”

Pacific Sotheby's International Realty has 160 agents located in four offices throughout San Diego.

“We strive to provide our clients with the highest level of customer service and feel our core values truly match that of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand,” said Arrington. “We understand that buying and selling a home is a major decision for our clients and that each person comes from a unique background with varying experiences and expectations. Our agents are extremely dynamic in their approach, and we look forward to the global reach this renowned brand offers us.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty® network currently has more than 11,000 sales associates located in approximately 500 offices in 42 countries and territories worldwide. Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs."

 

WYOMING, IDAHO, ARIZONA AND NEVADA WINDERMERE OFFICES QUIT THE BRAND

FORMER WYOMING WINDERMERE OFFICES SWITCH TO JACKSON HOLE REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES

It's happening a lot lately.

Ethical realty franchise operators are dropping the Windermere logo and embracing other brands, like the former Jackson and Teton Valley Windermere offices in Wyoming and Driggs, Idaho, that have switched to Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates. Windermere now has no presence at all in Wyoming, and has lost yet more market share in Idaho when Windermere Garden Valley dropped the brand and joined up with John L. Scott.

RealEstateRama reports that, "Julie Bryan and 24 of the agents formerly of Windermere will join Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates by November 1, 2010. Julie Bryan’s reputation for hard work, client service and community involvement is unsurpassed. The opportunity to grow our presence in Teton Valley made perfect sense. We are optimistic about the future of real estate in the Idaho market and view this expansion as a positive investment," said Bomber Bryan, another principal of JHRE Associates," and "The former Windermere location at 65 South Main Street in Driggs, Idaho will be the new Idaho office for Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates and marks the company’s seventh office location throughout western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho."

ARIZONA OFFICES FLEE THE FLAGGING WINDERMERE BRAND, TOO

In January of 2010, WindermereWatch was concentrating heavily on informing Arizona residents and Windermere listers about Windermere Real Estate's predatory business conduct. Just the previous December, there were numerous Windermere offices in Arizona—we think more than 21—across the state. But in what seemingly was an instant, there were only two Windermere offices remaining, both in Prescott, Arizona.

Perhaps you're at this website because you've received a postcard from WindermereWatch. A central theme in the WindermereWatch message is that—despite false Windermere franchise claims of the opposite—a portion of commission from every Windermere transaction at every Windermere office in every state where Windermere operates goes to fund Windermere’s legal war machine and aggressive litigation against damaged Windermere customers. But once again, decent and responsible Windermere brokers and agents got the message, and acted quickly to protect their customer pool. By January 15 of 2010, WindermereWatch discovered that 19 of the 21 Windermere Arizona offices had disappeared from Windermere.com website. Fair-minded Windermere brokers and agents had demonstrated their esteem for honest and ethical business practice by dropping the Windermere brand. Former Windermere agents and brokers went to Long Realty so fast that their email lineup got switched right in the middle of Windermere webpage boilerplate.

Jerry and Joy Pickles, two previous Arizona Windermere folks now affiliated with Long Realty, were so quick to change the Windermere brand that the banner on their current Long Realty enterprise inadvertently displayed “Windermere” in the copy. Windermere Phoenix West Valley altered individual page links on their site to reflect the Long Realty domain, but left a “Windermere” banner on the webpage.

The prime component in any relationship with a real estate company is trust, and there are so many more-ethical outfits to choose from than Windermere Real Estate. When a real estate company makes a steady practice of mistreating and outright victimizing its customers, those customers go away. Decent, responsible and wise franchise owners, brokers and agents have no alternative but to follow them, and provide a brand which CAN be trusted. Windermere Real Estate is not worthy of your trust.

IN A GROWING NATIONAL TREND, DECENT AND RESPONSIBLE REAL ESTATE FRANCHISE OWNERS, BROKERS AND AGENTS ARE DROPPING THE WINDERMERE BRAND...

Residential real estate listings are conspicuously public. Most, if not all, residential listings are put on the internet by actual street address, town, city and zip code. This industry standard practice has made it extremely easy to directly inform Windermere listing clients through direct mail and WindermereWatch.com about the true nature of the company to which they’ve entrusted their most valuable asset, their home.

WindermereWatch.com and myriad Windermere victims are providing unsuspecting consumers with the truth about public predator Windermere Real Estate, and have not only sponsored their informational websites, but have also delivered an effective direct mail postcard campaign to Windermere home listers throughout the western states in which Windermere operates. After receiving a WindermereWatch postcard and visiting the WindermereWatch website, many Windermere listers decide to cancel or not renew their Windermere listing. Former Windermere home listers are grateful to know the risks of dealing with Windermere Real Estate. The upshot seems to be that decent and responsible real estate franchise owners, brokers and agents—who depend on repeat traffic, goodwill of brand, and honest franchiser support—drop the Windermere brand altogether.

Like the former Las Vegas Windermere brokerage, Windermere Summerlin, “…one of Las Vegas’ top-selling real estate offices…” which quit the Windermere brand in favor of Prudential. Windermere Summerlin had grown from 20 agents to more than 100 in the previous 5 years. Windermere Summerlin owners, Heidi and Peter Kasama, said they were taking their big Las Vegas operation to a more consumer-friendly enterprise:

“We found that Prudential offered more value to our agents and clients than any other franchise...” Kasama continued, “I would be remiss if I didn’t look for the best opportunities to grow my services, tools and marketing capabilities to survive and thrive in this new economy.” Read the official press release here. The “spin” that Windermere Summerlin was actually “merging” with Windermere was just a lot of softball, let-down hooey. When you visit their website, it’s Prudential all the way.

CW Title / Commonwealth Land Title Company of Puget Sound Reviews

Cassie D. of Seattle, WA, writes on yelp, 5/14/2010: "Really disappointed with the service, here. The escrow closers were rude, and didn't follow through. I'm beyond disappointed and will NOT be using them in the future. I would never treat clients the way these employees have chosen to treat them. Their follow-through, communication, and level of professionalism was beyond disappointing."

Kelly M. of Redmond, WA, writes on yelp, 5/15/2010: Won't specifically name the Title Agent but WOW! I've never, as a consumer (someone who is PAYING her to do her job) been spoken to like she spoke to me. She has mislead (at the best) and lied through the process. Told me to sign without seeing a final HUD and that I was supposed to trust them and have faith that they weren't lying to me. When I refused, her response was, "Well, then I guess you don't get your house!" (meaning closing on the day we were supposed to). She further implied that she'd drag out the process longer if I didn't bend to her demands. We were, by both the title agent and notery/signing assistant, given false information about timelines required for closing and when pressed, they told the truth begrudgingly.

I have no idea who runs this place but they ought to be ashamed of how they treat people who are paying them for a service. I'm STILL waiting to close on my property because of her lies.

 

Windermere SCA Realtor Paul Stickney’s Hidden Conflict of Interest

Mark and Carol DeCoursey of Redmond, Washington, have also been recipients of Windermere’s Dark Clause, including the outrageous, speech-suppressing language “The DeCourseys agree that they shall not communicate with any person about their dispute with Windermere unless asked, and if asked, will state only that they have resolved their claim to their satisfaction.” (DeCoursey Dark Clause here.

The DeCourseys were shopping for a home in Washington just as the market was really heating up in 2003. In April of 2004, they began dealing with Windermere Real Estate/SCA Realtor Paul Stickney (above). Stickney formulated a home purchase and renovation combo deal, and connected DeCourseys with a construction company whose work he had known of for years, and contended was “…the best.” Stickney did not inform DeCourseys just how well acquainted he actually was with the construction company’s president; that his knowledge of the company’s expertise was limited to light remodeling, like carpet and paint; or that Stickney himself was a 20% shareholder in the company and its registered vice president. Stickney was also indebted for over $150,000 on a land speculation venture with the construction company’s president, and they were behind in payments. Their renovation receipts were often used to keep the loan current.

Because of the contractor’s incompetence and Stickney’s undisclosed conflict of interest, the DeCourseys’ home and finances were irrevocably damaged. Along with myriad other blunders, a bathtub had been electrified with enough voltage to cause death—110 VAC. The DeCourseys have testified that without all of Stickney’s stealthy misrepresentations, they would never have purchased the home. Windermere wouldn’t resolve DeCourseys’ dilemma affably, of course, and insisted that they sue or go away, so years of litigation commenced, further jeopardizing DeCourseys’ home and financial future. In a convoluted legal action, DeCourseys were cast as defendants, cross-claimants, and third party plaintiffs. A trial court found in their favor and against Windermere, awarding them $1.03 million in damages and legal expenses. Windermere appealed the decision, disputing facts established by a jury, so it argued that Stickney’s actions were permitted by law; and also that the trust DeCourseys originally placed in Stickney was their own error. The appeal is pending, and if Windermere does not get the favorable decision it seeks, the case will likely go to the supreme court.

Meanwhile, Windermere still profits on Conflict of Interest Hider Paul Stickney.

Read the recent DeCoursey case appeals court opinion and more Windermere S.C.A. Redmond reports here.

 

WINDERMERE VICTIMS' COMPLAINT OFFICIALLY ENTERED INTO FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION'S CONSUMER SENTINEL DATABASE, AVAILABLE TO THOUSANDS OF CIVIL and CRIMINAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WORLDWIDE

Windermere Victims have notified the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of Franchiser Windermere Services Company's Unfair and Deceptive Franchise Marketing Under Title 16, Chapter 1, Subchapter D, Part 436, 16 CFR 436.2 (5)(n); and the Windermere Network's False Advertising Under Title 15, Chapter 2, Subchapter I, § 52; also Windermere Real Estate's Civil Rights Speech Abuses. United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) and State Attorneys General also Notified.

 

WindermereWatch.com news reporting content is protected under 17 U.S.C. § 107: Limitations on exclusive rights: Non-Profit Fair use:

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.

In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include - (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

Also read "REPORT FOR CONGRESS... FAIR USE ON THE INTERNET" or download .pdf version here:

"Copyright owners enjoy exclusive rights over the use of their protected work, but not without certain exceptions.1 These rights include the right to reproduce and distribute copies, prepare derivative works, and publicly perform and display the work.2 The unauthorized use of copyrighted material constitutes an infringement of these rights, unless the use is excused by a statutory exception. “Fair use,” one of these exceptions, is designed to permit the use of copyrighted works by the public “for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright".3

PARODY MATERIAL ALSO PROTECTED: "...use in a parody of some of the content of the work parodied.."

 

 

Windermere Brea's takedown letter is a candidate for EFF's TAKEDOWN HALL OF SHAME. Support the ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION'S important work and its fight against PREDATORY COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUITS

AND IN ANOTHER PERTINENT CASE ABOUT PREDATORY, ABUSIVE COPYRIGHT INFRINGMENT CLAIMS:

Online Policy Group v. Diebold

"EFF helped protect online speakers by bringing the first successful suit against abusive copyright claims under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This landmark case set a precedent that allows other Internet users and their ISPs to fight back against improper copyright threats.

In OPG v. Diebold, a California district court has determined that Diebold, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic voting machines, knowingly misrepresented that online commentators, including IndyMedia and two Swarthmore college students, had infringed the company's copyrights. EFF and the Center for Internet and Society Cyberlaw Clinic at Stanford Law School sued on behalf of nonprofit Internet Service Provider (ISP) Online Policy Group (OPG) and the two students to prevent Diebold's abusive copyright claims from silencing public debate about voting.

Diebold sent dozens of cease-and-desist letters to ISPs hosting leaked internal documents revealing flaws in Diebold's e-voting machines. The company claimed copyright violations and used the DMCA to demand that the documents be taken down. One ISP, OPG, refused to remove them in the name of free speech, and thus became the first ISP to test whether it would be held liable for the actions of its users in such a situation.

In his decision, Judge Jeremy Fogel wrote, "No reasonable copyright holder could have believed that the portions of the email archive discussing possible technical problems with Diebold's voting machines were proteced by copyright." In turn, Diebold had violated section 512(f) of the DMCA, which makes it unlawful to use DMCA takedown threats when the copyright holder knows that infringement has not actually occurred.

Outcome: In addition to creating the first caselaw applying 512(f) of the DMCA to remedy abusive copyright claims under the DMCA, Diebold subsequently agreed to pay $125,000 in damages and fees.

Under FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION RULES, PART 436, DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS, any franchiser has a legal duty to disclose:

"16 CFR 436.2 (5)(n) ...any fact, circumstance, or set of conditions which has a substantial likelihood of influencing a reasonable franchisee or a reasonable prospective franchisee in the making of a significant decision relating to a named franchise business or which has any significant financial impact on a franchisee or prospective franchisee."

Learn more about Windermere's duty to disclose under FDTC Rules here.

For pertinent California franchise investment case law, click here.

 

ASSESS THE RISK OF DOING BUSINESS WITH WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE:

If anything goes wrong in your Windermere home transaction—despite whatever clear, convincing evidence of wrongdoing or misconduct you may present—Windermere legal strategy will force you to sue in an effort to stall and exhaust your financial resources on litigation before trial. This web page reports many such cases.

WHEN CHOOSING A REAL ESTATE COMPANY, CONSIDER ITS REPUTATION FOR ETHICAL PERFORMANCE :

Through the fees and commissions that Windermere agents and brokers pay to their Windermere franchise owners—who in turn pay fees and commissions to franchiser Windermere Services Company—every Windermere agent, broker, and Windermere office is a knowing partner to Windermere marketing fraud, and its predatory conduct in local communities.

Your sale or purchase of a home means big commission to a realty agent, their broker, and the company they represent. Consumers have the right—indeed, the responsibility—to review public information which documents the unethical history of a company to whom they may consider trusting their home.

Public information lists the following Windermere office location, agent/broker sales personnel, and staff:

Windermere Entiat
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/NCW 14754 Highway 97 A
Entiat, WA 98822

Office: (509) 784-9016
Email: shildahl@windermere.com
Steve Hildahl,
Cell/Direct:(509) 994-0462
Email: shildahl@windermere.com

Jackie Blanchfield
Cell/Direct:(509) 670-4679
Email: Jackie@JackieBlanchfield.com
Website:JackieBlanchfield.com

Office Coordinator
Cell/Direct:(509) 784-9016
Email: entiat@windermere.com

Claudia Hildahl
Cell/Direct:(509) 994-9312
Email: claudia@windermere.com

Windermere Enumclaw
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Enumclaw
2744 Griffin Ave
Enumclaw, WA 98022

Phone: 360-825-6505
Fax: 360-825-0350
Email: enumclaw@windermere.com

Paula Anderson
Helen Boisjolie
Angelena Bowen
Timi Brooks
Anita Carlson
Annette Howells
Todd Huizenga
Doug Johnson
Jan Johnson
Ken Johnson
Laurie & Tom Kittelman
Tom & Laurie Kittelman
Linda Matson
Brian McIntosh
Steve Parker
Mary Richards

Windermere Ephrata
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Central Basin LLC
1133 Basin SW
Ephrata, WA 98823

Phone: 509/754-1168
Fax: 509/754-0524
Email: ephrata@windermere.com
Website: www.ephrata.windermere.com

Debra Adams
Scott Adams
Roger Attleson
Staci Faw
Terri Hunter
Susie Johnson
Gema Powers
Melodie Symington

Windermere Everett South
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/M2, LLC
9502 19th Ave. SE Ste. A
Everett, WA 98208

Phone: 425-338-0600
Fax: 425-338-9600
Email: everett@windermere.com
Website: www.WindermereEverett.com

Cheri Bartelheimer
Marilyn Beck
Kent Becraft
Debi Bloomquist
John Boyden
Robert Boyden
Laura Burton
Nick Cason
Charles E David
Nell Del Ciello
Cheryl Durham
Firm Email
Carole Falleen
Pete Falleen
Brianne Field
Debbie Finch
Melody Foreman
Tyler Gardner
Paula George
Jessie Grandpre
Laura Gumnick
Dan Gunderson
Steve Halvorson, E-
Sharon Harriss
Steve Harriss
John Headley
Jennifer Hudson
Inde Indridson
Lola Jacobson
Mark Kirshner
Jeff Larkin
Denise Leestma
Robin Lessley
Debbie Long
Greg Love
Alison Maider
David Maider
Todd Marshall
Jan McWherter
Everett South Office
Linda Perez
Tom Pittsenbarger
Rene' Porubek
Casey Price
Rob & Sandy Racz
Sandy & Rob Racz
Kim Ratliff
Leska Ratliff
Nanette Scharbach
Shelia Simmons
Elly Smith
Michael Sorenson
Shirley Sorenson
Pam Spampani
Cindy Stach
Miao Sui
Brianna Taylor
Amy Townsend
Amy Trout
Leilani West
Michael West
Jason Zwicker

Windermere Federal Way
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/South Sound, Inc.
33405 6th Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003

Phone: 253-838-8900
Fax: 253-838-8975
Email: fedwaycontracts@windermere.com
Website: www.federalwaywindermere.com

Chad Beckwith
Bryan Bell
Kathy Callahan
Katie Criddle
Maureen Donhauser
Jennifer Dovey
Bill Drew
TIM EVANS
Cindy Freed
Marylyn Gates
Debbi Hart
Helen Hendricks
Marge Hering
Graceland Heruska
Mingrey Hildebrandt
Ann Kirrmaier
Debra McGlothlen
Molly McNeil
Jenna Milne
Marvin Pinkis
Jeanette Pop
Cheryl Presleigh
Libby Ristau
Ronda Sims
John W Song
Alexandra Torres
John Ulrich
Federal Way Windermere

Windermere Federal Way West Campus
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/West Campus, Inc.
33310 1st Way South Suite 200
Federal Way, WA 98003

Phone: 253-838-7900
Fax: 253-838-9909
Email: fedwaywc@windermere.com

Susan Afalava
Linda Bellisario
Jenny Bemis
Mickael Berg
Monique Bloedel
Wendy Burney
Laurel Butler
Thomas Cameron
CJ Campbell
West Campus
Harry Carrick
Karen Carrick
West Campus Contracts
Deanne DeVries
Sheila Elwell
Al Franzen
Tanya Franzen
Tim Gavranich
Delia Gregg
Carol Haley
Sandra Harbert
Joy Heritage
Monica Hilliard
Kris Holden
Kris Huber
Stephen Janho
Bruce Johnson
Kristy Johnson
Michelle Karns
Ryan Karns
Diane Kawell
Dondi Koester
Mike Kollar
Cindy Kourkos
Bret Lane
Alec Lang
Marcy Lang
Linda Letney
Ivan Leung
Corinne Lombardo
Nichole Lombardo
Shannon Lombardo
Cory McGraw
Tracie Minkler
Kris Naylor
Beth Porter
Diane Renner
Abby Santos
Lee Santos
John Siridakis
Kathy Siridakis
Tayler Sloboda
Boots Swan
Marisa Thorson
John A. Tidwell
Tanner Tinney
Kris Verdi
Michelle Walden
Heidi Wiren
Allie Wobbrock

Windermere Franchise
Office Address:
Windermere Franchise
5424 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: 206-527-3801
Fax: 206-527-3801
Email: franchise@windermere.com

Office Admin
Francis Franchise

Windermere Gig Harbor
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Gig Harbor
5801 Soundview Drive, Suite 101
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Phone: 253-851-7374
Fax: 253-858-6753
Email: gigharbr@windermere.com
Website: www.realestategigharbor.com

Kyongi Allaway
Gloria Babb
Kathy Barker
Susan Boyer
Victoria Burgess
Paul Butler
Constance Cassell
Matt Chittick
Internet Coordinator
Nancy Forsythe Corsi
Sue Davis
Bonnie Daybell
Mike Diaz
Linda Dodds
Chris Dowd
Molly DuPuy
Sandi Eddy
Joan Fiano
Patricia Gilmore
Lella Hamilton
Trish Harrison
Christianne Helland
Carole Holmaas
John Holmaas
John Holmaas Jr
Jennifer Ivester
Dale Johnson
Penny Jones
Kari Knapp
Amy Long
Cheryl & Daryl Main
Marty Marcum
Chris Miller
Carl Miraldi
Melissa Moller
Toni Monzon
Matt Morgan
Douglas B. Murphy
Don & Laura Musgrave
Fax Office
Shannon Patterson
Stacy Paul
Morrie Pedersen
Sue Rand
Jeremy Ritchie
Barb Roe-Trochim
Steve Skibbs
Bill Striegel
Mike Tinder
Sean L. Watson
Allison Welch
Stuart Yellowlees

Windermere Gig Harbor- Builder's Choice
Office Address:
Windermere Builder's Choice
2727 Hollycroft, Suite 110
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Office: (253) 514-8294
Email: builderschoice@windermere.com
Website: windermerep-c.com

Michael Robinson
Cell/Direct:(253) 219-1932
Email: michaelr@windermere.com
Website:michaelrobinson.my-windermere.com

Ed Aro
Cell/Direct:(253) 514-2241
Email: edaro@windermere.com
Website :www.ed-aro.com/

Team Aro
Cell/Direct:(253) 514-2241
Email: teamaro@windermere.com

Jesse Cedarland
Cell/Direct:(253) 225-5738
Email: jessec@windermere.com
Website :www.ed-aro.com/

Office Coordinator
Cell/Direct:(253) 514-0294
Email: builderschoice@windermere.com

Lindsay Emery
Cell/Direct:(253) 225-3777
Email: lindsay-e@windermere.com
Website :www.ed-aro.com/

Brian Esparza
Cell/Direct:(253) 514-2022
Email: brianesparza@windermere.com
Website:www.brianesparza.com

Natasha Gray
Cell/Direct:(253) 565-1189
Email: natashagray@windermere.com

Gay Hartman
Cell/Direct:(253) 514-8294
Email: gay-hartman@windermere.com

Maria Kalafatich Cell/Direct:(253) 376-5559
Email: mariakalafatich@windermere.com Website:
MariaKalafatich.withwre.com

Cheryl Larriva
Cell/Direct:(253) 651-3644
Email: clarriva@windermere.com
Website :www.ed-aro.com/

Cindy Marchand
Cell/Direct:(253) 514-8294
Email: cmarchand@windermere.com

Jenn Milstead
Cell/Oirect:(253) 298-8811
Email: jenniferm@windermere.com
Website :www.ed-aro.com/

Sandy Simpson
Cell/Direct:(253) 470-6499
Email: sandy simpson@windermere.com

Alison Ybarra Cell/Direct:(253) 988-1887
Email: alisonybarra@windermere.com

 

Windermere Gig Harbor- Downtown
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Gig Harbor
3111 Harborview Drive, Suite 200
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Phone: (253) 851-9134
Fax: (253) 851-7196
Email: gigharbordowntown@windermere.com
Website: www.gigharborrealty.com/

Lavina Buckmaster
Roger Cipolla
Internet Coordinator
Carolyn Craft
Kirsten DeWitt
Sandy Jones
Margaret Martin
Rob Mitchell
Joan E Mitton
Paul Redal
Kris Reddin
Allison Skibbs Welch
Lee Smith
Terry Weller
Billie Jean Winter-Hirko

Windermere Gig Harbor- Key Peninsula
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Key Realty
11615 State Route 302 NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98329

Phone: 253-857-3304
Fax: 253-857-4425
Email: keypen@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerekeypen.com

John Barelli
Donna Dilger
Robert Home
Bob Knudson
Tony Lindsay
Dottie Mazza
Key Peninsula Office

Windermere Granite Falls
Office Address:
Windermere Granite Falls
103 S. Granite Ave./ PO Box 1559
Granite Falls, WA 98252

Phone: 360-691-7377
Fax: 360-572-0499
Email: cheryld@windermere.com
Website: www.windermeregranitefalls.com

Cheri Bodine
Internet Coordinator
Cindy Craig
Kristi Everett
Jennifer Haverfield
Shana Hoople
Josh Hopp
Les Howards
Cheryl Munn-Desrosier
Bob Norlin
Kimberlee Sappington
Donna Wilson

Windermere Hood Canal
Office Address:
Windermere Hood Canal
31 Brinnon Lane PO Box 770
Brinnon, WA 98320

Phone: 888.796.3450 / 360.796.3450
Fax: 360.796.3122
Email: brinnon@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerehoodcanal.com

William Barnet
Forms Brinnon
Internet Coordinator
Jillian Greenwood
Doug Hixson
Mary Kowalczyk
Valerie Schindler
Kimberlee Talbott
Tim Talbott
Jerry Wright

Windermere Insurance & Benefits
Office Address:
Windermere Insurance & Benefits
PO Box 1060
Duvall, WA 98019

Phone: 425-844-9955
Fax: 206-774-6078
Email: wmmurray@windermere.com

401k Plan Insurance and Benefits
Healthplans Insurance and Benefits
Insurance Insurance and Benefits
Retirement Insurance and Benefits
Bill Murray

Windermere Issaquah
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc.
1810 15th Place NW, Suite 100
Issaquah, WA 98027

Phone: 425-392-6600
Fax: 425-392-0558
Email: paremski@windermere.com
Website: www.issaquah.windermere.com

Jane Agent
Todd Baxter
Julie Bergman
Lou Bergman
Alan Berkwitt
Heather Boll
Paula Chambers
Lonnie Child
Tim Church
Bruce Clouse
Internet Coordinator
Tom R. Covello
Jim "Scoop" Cox
Cheryl Crane
Yvonne Dalke
Kathi Davis
Issaquah Email
Bill Emert
Jeanne Erdahl
Erin Etchemendy
Issaquah Fax
Issaquah Files
James Fisher
Phil Frost
Stephanie Frost
Kim Gervasoni
June Griffiths
Russ Haire
Jenna Hansen
Terri Hermes
Windermere
Issaquah
Darren Jaeggi
Debbie Kinson
Jeff Kissick
Jeff Klosterman
Dorothy Lange
Katlin Lee
Diane Lind
Jan Lipetz
Ron Loos
Valerie MacKnight
Teresa Matches
Michelle McDonald
Cathy McKenzie
Denise McNeal
Brian McRae
Larry Miller
Sara Miller
Joe Muscat
Wendy Oliver
Don Oster
Kelly Pangborn
Dave Paremski
Darcy Perea
Joan Probala
Dale Reardon
Caitlin Reardon Miller
Bob Richards
Beth Salazar
Josh Sanford
Paula Sanford
Cathy Santiago
Allyn Schinski
Kirk Singleton
Issaquah Staff
Alicia Terry
Catherine Thom
Roy Towse
Renee Vanous
Kevin White
Laura White
Melissa Wieser
Susan Witherbee
Lance Woodruff
Shari Woodruff
Beverly Yoneyama

Windermere Kelso/Longview
Office Address:
Windermere Kelso/Longview
209 West Main, Ste. 200
Kelso, WA 98626

Phone: 360-636-4663
Fax: 360-636-0941
Email: emailus@windermere.com
Website: www.longview-kelso.windermere.com/

Judy Allen
Jeanette Almos
Cheryl Ballard
Verla Barker
Darla Brown
Diane Buckner
Kevin Campbell
Tami Cheatley
Internet Coordinator
JoAnn Crayne
Shannon Crayne
Sonja Denson
Demetrio Flores
Lynne Frost
Joni Geier
Venancio Gonzalez
Tara Granger
Donna Hammond
Timi Harris
Shay Howsmon
Thomas Johnson
Jayme King
Sue Lantz
Kristina Mack
Kellie McIvor
Gregg Myklebust
Celinda Northrup
Christine Schott
Victoria Sturm

Janell Wilson

Windermere Kent
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/PSK, Inc.
441 Ramsay Way, Suite 103
Kent, WA 98032

Phone: 253-854-8900
Fax: 253-854-4682
Email: kent@windermere.com
Website: www.windermere.com

James Bell
Brandi Cook
Randy Dehaan
Kathryn L. Enlow
Julie Fontanez
Ronnie Fontenot
Judy Freed
Ken Freed
Meagan Freed
Susan Garlock
Melanie Goodwin
Larry Hansen
Robin Johnson
Stacey Johnson-Litzenberger
Evelyn Kegler
Evelyn Kegler
Ron Linebarger
Tara Linebarger
Tim McEwen
Becca Mullins
Kent Office
Takondwa Pangalala
Russell Peterson
Laura Pitts
Dusty Pruitt
Francine Romero
Karen Ruhl
Micheal Smith
Cathy Wahlin
Don Wetter
Renee Williams
Jerry Yates

Windermere Kettle Falls
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Kettle Falls
250 East 3rd /P.O. Box 437
Kettle Falls, WA 99141

Phone: (509) 738-6521
Fax: (509) 738-2448
Email: kettlefalls@windermere.com
Website: kettlefalls.withwre.com

Debbie Baker
WINDERMERE KETTLE FALLS
Nancy Moore
Allen Palmanteer
Kandis Palmanteer
Marty Schroeder
Anadee Snyder
Ronald Snyder
Dane Warner

Windermere Kingston
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/West Sound, Inc.
26569 Lindvog Road NE
Kingston, WA 98346

Phone: 360-297-2661
Fax: 360-297-2980
Email: kingston@windermere.com
Website: www.WindermereKingston.com

Alana Adler
Janet Olsen & Alma Hammon
Scott Anderson
Catherine Arlen
Brianna Belger
Tana Belger
Kim Brown
Christy Dagsaan
Carter Dotson
Tori Dotson
Catrice Elms
Sherri Galloway
Doug Hallock
Cammie Hamal
Alma Hammon
Linda Henry
Rental Inquiry
Admin Kingston
Cathy Morris & Lorna Muller
Sherri Galloway & Sacha Mell
Pat Miller
Cathy Morris
Dave Muller
Lorna Muller
Megan O'Dell
Janet Olsen
Mike Pitts
Kim Poole
Melanie Poole
Monika Riedner
Steve Smaaladen
Chris Todd & Susan Tyson
Christine Todd
Susan Tyson
Jet Woelke

Windermere Kirkland
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Central Inc
737 Market Street
Kirkland, WA 98033

Phone: (425) 823-4600
Fax: (425) 820-6318
Email: kirkland@windermere.com
Website: www.kirklandwindermere.com

Erica Abel
Dana V. Adams
Dawn Armstrong
Betsy Bayley
Bill Blanchard
Cathy Boorman
Mary Boyd
Laura Brodniak
Diane Charouhas
Lynda Coccione
BJ Connolly
Mike Connolly
Van Cooper
LaRhonda
Cronquist
Heather Dannels
Kirkland Docs
Clive Egdes
Sheree Everson
Catherine Ferrera
John Fiala
Marcea Galindo
Melissa Gatdula
Elizabeth
Gibbons
Leslie Goulden
Kathy Gray
Mitika Gupta
Charlene Hanson
Malia Hass
Leslie Heinz
Peggy Hill
Lisa Hjorten
Cathi Howland
Kelli Hughes
Cheri Ingram
Jamila Iraqui
David Janssens
Nathan Knopf
Suzanne Kohl
Beth Kovacevich
Rick & Carol
Kreeger
Dorae Lande
Hilary Long
Kristi
Macpherson
Marsha Matchett
Chip McBroom
Derek McCallum
Kirk Mitchell
Mike Moghaddas
Cheryl Nygaard
Lisa O'Brien
Kirkland Office
Christi Packard
Cheri S. Parris
Holly Paul
Kathryn Paulson
Karin Peterson
David Pope
Rebecca Raney
Jan Riley Carroll
Sabrena Smith
Shelley Stalwick
Peter Steinke
Joanne Stewart
Travis Stewart
Laurie Topness
Scott Wiklof
Kelly Zuger

Windermere Kirkland-Northeast
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Northeast Inc.
11411 NE 124th St #110
Kirkland, WA 98034

Phone: 425-820-5151
Fax: 425-821-9483
Email: kirklandne@windermere.com
Website: http://kirkland-northeast.windermere.com/

Ron Ball
Loa Barber
Julie Billett
Roger Bintner
Roger Bintner, Jr
Ray Bosko
Jason & Tracy Chester
Tracy & Jason Chester
Cindy Clarke
Paul Conley
Patricia Cook
Christy Crissinger
Wayne Curtis
Kristi Dodge
Kevin Donovan
Mike Gallanar
Kelly Goodwin
Jeanne Gorder
Tami Grayevsky
Roger Gregorich
Bradley Gregory
Chris Guzzardo
Wesley Harrison
Brian Harwood
Scot Henderson
Debbie Hensley
Mel Hester
Gayle Hickey
Peter Hickey
Gayla Hocker
Dave Hopkins
Connie Huff
Matthew Hurley
Jill Jaccard
Jason Jarvie
Samantha Jarvie
Jennifer Johnsen
Linnea Jones
Brian Kayler
Windermere Kirkland Northeast
Stacey Lange
Ivan Lanham
Stephanie Lentz
Chris Linnerooth
Sue Linnerooth
Amanda Lloyd
Jim Lloyd
John Logue
Joe Loutsis
Bryan Loveless
Nick Loveless
MaryLou MacKay
Angela Marks
Kyla McAdams
James McCarthy
Mike McGoorty
Carmen & Ernie Meier
Ernie & Carmen Meier
Tony Meier
Sara Miller
Aimee Mills
Jerry Mooberry
Surekha K. Murthy
Chloe Nash
Irene Nash
Ken Nash
Michael Nash
Tom Navarre
Barry Parducci
Greg Perry
Jeanyne Quanz
Jamie & Sarah Reece
Sarah & Jamie Reece
Pat & Rick Reimer
Rick & Pat Reimer
Jennifer Reyer
Lisa Rhodes
Calendar Ripp
Debbie & Jerry Rippeteau
Jerry & Debbie Rippeteau
Dave Rodland
George Rudiger
Stacy Rus
Bill Rynd
Heather Scalia
Brandy & Richard Senecal
Richard & Brandy Senecal
Aimee Shriner
The Key Team
Kirkland Trasaction
Theresa Tuengel
Debbie Turner
Dennis and Tammy Wallick
Tammy and Dennis Wallick
Darrell Whittaker
Joan Whittaker
Daniel and Shauna Willner
Shauna and Daniel Willner
Kim Witzig
Sarah Wolverton

Windermere Kirkland-Yarrow Bay
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc.
3933 Lk Washington Blvd NE, Suite 100
Kirkland, WA 98033

Phone: (425) 822-5100
Fax: (425) 827-3400
Email: lewmason@windermere.com
Website: www.kirkland-yarrow-bay.windermere.com

James Alavekios
Bill Badgley
Jim Badgley
John Barker
Dennus Baum
Brooks Beaupain
Tabitha Beaupain
Sharon Berry
Jess Beyers
Bryon Bosch
Natasha Bosch
Thomas Bosch
Ron Branch
Jennifer Braun
Daniel Breilh
Heidi Bright
Steve Burk
I C
Amy Cagle
Lynly Callaway
Ann Carson
Scott Carson
Lauri Cass
Lauri Cass
Keith Childress
Lynette Chu-Hirai
Cindy Coakley
Joe Coakley
Laurel Crisafulli
Diana Curneen
Erik Daley
Tamara Dean
Michael DeDonato
Amy Dedoyard
Patricia Deveny
Cheryl Eastwood
Cheryl Eastwood
Amber Eckert
Rondi Egenes
Trish Englund
Cara Erdman
Yarrowbay Fax
Yarrowbay Files
Leanne Finlay
Skeets Fletcher
Peter Freet
Jonathan Garber
Craig Gaudry
Lydia Geline
Dianne Girard
Carol Goddard
Brian Green
Kathryne Green
Steve Green
Bruce Gunnels
Charlie Hall
Christopher Hall
Julie A. Hall, MBA
Joyce Hardy
Beverly Harris
Ivana Hill
Steve Hiller
Andrea Holmqvist
Steve Holton
Feng Hong
Laurie Hope
Laurie Hope
Nan Humble
Annie Hyatt
Paul Isenburg
Stan Isenhath
Fara Jaberi
Michelle Jewell
Maureen Kelly
Renee Kimes
Karishma Kiri
Julia Krill
Mark Krill
Julia Krill Forum
Brit Kuhnke
Jodi LaBow
Dana Landry
Susan Lemaire
David Liddle
Carrie Lord
Sonja Lui
Kathy Magner
Margo Mansfield
Lew Mason
Patricia Mason
Sarah McGrath
Sarah McGrath
Gary McLean
Amir Medawar
Jim Melgard
Jim Merritt
Tammy S. Miller
Robin Myers
Pearl Nardella
Chelle Nelson
Dawn Neu-Rupp
Anna Novikoff
Judie O'Brien
Tim O'Brien
Pat O'Grady
Nancy Olmos
Wendy Paisley
Nick Pallis
Jennifer Perkins-Johnson
Kay Plimpton
Callaway Polt
Joy Polt
Laura Polt
Vicki Powers
Karen Prins
Nikki Provost
Wolfgang Puls
Sheri Putzke
Randy Reeves
Stephanie Reeves
Ky Reichle
Jeff J. Reynolds
Anna Riley
Dan Riley
Erena Rombakh
Max Rombakh
Emo Rowe
Team Sabrina
Lynn Sanborn
Carlene Sandstrom
Danielle Sanine
Jane Lindsay Scott
Joel Scott
Colette Seley
Debra Sinick
Jean Smith
Sabrina Smith
Hugh Stewart
Roya Tabatabai
Lori Tanaka
Susan Taylor
Sinick and Beaupain
Rayme Teders
Chip Tilley
Marion Tilley
Dorothy Tropp
Carol Vandenberg
Ann Wahl
Dave Wahl
Dave Wahl
Pat Wenzel
Pat Wenzel
Betsy Weyer
Lynn Winchester
Kay Zatine

Windermere Lake Chelan
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Lake Chelan
115 East Woodin Avenue/ PO Box 2382
Lake Chelan, WA 98816

Phone: 509-682-4211
Fax: 866-661-6964
Email: Chelan@windermere.com
Website: lakechelanrealestate.com

Office Admin
Steve Brown
Lake Chelan
Joe Collins
Josh Collins
Valerie Conrad
Rosemary Easley
Mary Flood
Tim Flood
Kimberly Johnson
Kari Kollmeyer
Tony MacMillan
Vickie McKenney
Brian Merrill
Jim Northrup
Renee Peterson
Morgan Picton
Kara Schell
Craig Stimson
Keith Wells
Arturo Zavala

Windermere Lake Stevens
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Lake Stevens Inc
9327-4th St. NE, Suite #3
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Phone: 425-335-4666
Fax: 425-335-1838
Email: lakestevens@windermere.com
Website: www.lakestevensrealestate.com

Office Administrator
Office Administrator
Gina Akins
Vic Chaloupka
Bob Chapman
Leah Crombie
Christina Dow
Kelly J. Dykstra
Kim Filion
Meg Griswold
Heather Herdt
Meribeth Hutchings
Elizabeth Jentzsch
Nikki Jutte
Joshua Koffler
Tracee Kosters
Christine Larson
Leanna Lopez
Catherine Martin
Elena Moore
Julie Pearson
Nicole Perez
Gary Petershagen
Jane Reynolds
Vicky Rhodes
Jeff Sax
Sherry Schublom
Jim Solemsaas
Michael Thompson
Tami Tuck
Cindy Welk
Corrina Westermann
Laura White
Jill Woolsey

Windermere Leavenworth
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/NCW
11779 Highway 2, Suite 106
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Phone: (509) 548-4663
Fax: (509) 662-2656
Email: Leavenworth@windermere.com

Julie Averill
Office Coordinator
Geoff Ford
Claudia Hildahl
Steve Hildahl
Momi Palmieri
Geordie Romer
Allyson Zacharko Romer

Windermere Long Beach
Office Address:
Windermere/Pacific Land Company
1410 St Route 101 / PO Box 1577
Long Beach, WA 98631

Phone: (360) 642-5600 (866) 970-5600
Fax: 360-642-5611
Email: longbeach@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerelongbeach.com

Cindy Colley
Internet Coordinator
Marketing Coordinator
Kent Easom

Windermere Lopez Island
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Lopez Island
182 Lopez Rd/ P.O. Box 27
Lopez Island, WA 98261

Phone: 360/468-3344
Fax: 360/468-3632
Email: wrehome@wrelopez.com
Website: www.wrelopez.com

Annie Albritton
Beth Andrewes
Jim Gorton
Mitty Huntsman
Dianne Pressenda
Roy Richmond
Terry Tuszynski

Windermere Lynden
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Whatcom Inc.
8071 Guide Meridian, Unit 105
Lynden, WA 98264

Phone: 360-354-4455
Fax: 360-354-7788
Email: beckylee@windermere.com
Website: www.lyndenrealestate.mywindermere.com

Keith Bouma
Ron DeBoer
Brady DenBleyker
Sharon Engels
Jessica Hanon
Jason Heutink
Wynden Holman
Jim Huleatt
Becky Lee
Sid Mellema
Lynden Office
Darrel Timmer
Karen Timmer
Mike Vail
Marv Van Mersbergen
Loren VanCorbach
Bonnie VanderYacht
Duane VanderYacht
Lester VanMersbergen
Tresie Wiersma

Windermere Lynnwood
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/North, Inc.
4211 Alderwood Mall Blvd Suite 110
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Phone: 425-776-1119
Fax: 425-776-5680
Email: lynnwood@windermere.com
Website: www.windermere-north.com/

Samantha Arango
Leah Arnold
Melody Benton
Jen Bowman
Ben Buehler
Greg & Janet Buehler
Casey Bui
Marcia Chamberlin
Jin Chang
Barbara Clark
Lynnwood Contracts
Front Desk
Robin Downie
Jenny Eglian
Douglas Everett
Aranka Fruehauf
Kasia Giron
Elizabeth Hagen
Michele Hagen
Kim Harman
Linda Hauanio
Brian Hayter
Lynette Hensley
Jim & Judy Hopper
Judy & Jim Hopper
Melissa Huddleston
Nancy Hunter-Miller
Joel Johnson
Joel Johnson - Commercial
Shelly Katzer
Steve Kemp
Steve Kemp
Karen Kibbey
Michele Kimes
Barbara King
Steve Larsen
Property Management
Nancy Marsh
Molly Martin
Stefanie A. Massie
Lena Maul
Claudette Meyer
Windermere Real Estate/ North
Katherine O'Neill
Shawn Perry
Chris Royer
Jan Taylor
Pat & Tonya Tye
Tonya & Pat Tye
Laurie Vandermay
Liz Warren
Andrea Wetzel
Cori Whitaker
Bernice Whitney
Lynnwood Windermere Property
Management
Mark Winslow
Cathy Wood
Elliott Wood
Cristina Zalavarria

Windermere Maple Valley
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Maple Valley
22017 S.E. Wax Road, Suite 102
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Phone: 425-569-6900
Fax: 425-569-6901
Email: maplevalley@windermere.com
Website: www.windermeremaplevalley.withwre.com

Trisha Adams
Arnie (Rick) & Julie Arnevick
Kellie Batali
Shannon Brannon
Pam Brossard
Carla Clark
Michelle Constantine
Cara Currey
Chris Currey
Shane Davies
Susie Davies
Kerry Dean
Sherri Goodwin
Kristen Greenlaw
Desi Heikell
Sean Henderson
Jule Johnson
Dawn Johnston
Claire Kindley
Meridith Kohn
Trena Kupper
Janet Lewis
Melody Mann
Alissa McCord
Tia O'Dell
Tia S O'Dell
Maplevalley Office
Cheryl Pederson
Cindy Sizemore
Greg Skagen
Roberta Smith
Petrina Snodgrass
Butch Soomann
Leslie Stoecker
Joanna Tift
Cindi Williams

Windermere Marysville
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/JS
801 State Ave.
Marysville, WA 98270

Phone: 360-653-2509
Fax: 360-653-5003
Email: marysville@windermere.com
Website: www.windermeremarysville.com

Debbie Barger Smith
Debbie Barger Smith
Rachel Blanton
Shannon Brooks
Nora Chess
Dave Clark
Jean Cory
Lisa Y. Davis
JoAnn Donohue
Karen Eckerson
Tom Estabrook
Del Fazzone
Kay Frederickson
Robin Hammond
John Hartman
Diana Hauge
Mary Jane Hendry
Kym Johnsen
Larry Johnson
Karen King
Deirdre Kvangnes
Bud Laird
Maloree McCulla
Laurie McKenzie
Laurie McKenzie
Gretchen Muldowney
Barbara Nyland
Marysville Office
Lars Oquist
Brooke Orcutt
Dan Orcutt
Suzanna Owen
Aimee Patton
Pamala Perez
Dan Peterson
Larry Peterson
Heidi Ramos
Connie Redden
Barbara Rowley
Jeff Rowley
Jim Rowley
Kim Siemer
Natalee Thurston
Lois Tuengel
Juli Freeman Wampler
Kaitlin Watson
Kathy West
Shannon Woodward

Windermere Mazama
Office Address:
Windermere Methow Valley
42 Lost River Road
Mazama, WA 98833

Phone: (509) 996-6562
Fax: (509) 996-6563
Email: methow@windermere.com
Website: www.WindermereMethow.com

Anabel Andres
Leverett Hubbard
Mary Lockman
Delene Monetta
Robert Monetta
Alexis Monetta Port
Nicola Zahn

Windermere Mercer Island
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island
2737 77th Ave. S.E.
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Phone: 206-232-0446
Fax: 206-236-6038
Email: MercerIsland@windermere.com
Website: www.WindermereMercerIsland.com

Jay Agoado
Van Anderson
Ina Bahner
Julie Barrows
Lis Brown
Kathryn Buchanan
Wendy Chan
Denise Coe
Jennifer Craven
Robert Craven
Nicole Demers-Changelo
Claire Dion
Lisa Dong
Daphne Donovan
Terry Donovan
Erin Ewing
Cindy Galante
Sharon Glatz-Scott
Megan Hand
Kristopher Herrell
Allen Hovsepian
Andrea Iverson
Andrew Jackson
Valarie Kaye
Anne Kaye-Jewett
James Laurie
Nancy LaVallee
Cherrie Lee
Michael Lee
Kathryn Lerner
Susan Lettengarver-Stowell
Lisa Lewis
Daniel Marinello
Doug McKiernan
Windermere Mercer Island
Molly Neary
Marianne Parks
Seamus Pelan
Tom Poole
Mary Lou Putman
Emily Roberts
Brian Rosso
Michelle Rubin
Bonnie Sanborn
Cynthia Schoonmaker
Peni Schwartz
Karin Spencer
Paul Tiscornia
Andrea Victor
Kelly Weisfield
Larry Williams
Julie Wilson
Sandy Yin
Anni Zilz

Windermere Methow Valley
Office Address:
Windermere Methow Valley
313 E. Highway 20 Box 1088
Twisp, WA 98856

Phone: (509) 997-6562
Fax: (509) 997-8342
Email: methow@windermere.com
Website: www.WindermereMethow.com

Office Admin
Anabel Andres
Leverett Hubbard
Mary Lockman
Windermere Methow
Delene Monetta
Robert Monetta
Alexis Monetta Port
Nicola Zahn

Windermere Mill Creek
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Mill Creek, Inc.
18323 Bothell Everett Hwy, Suite 210
Bothell, WA 98012

Phone: 425-481-6666
Fax: 425-481-9353
Email: millcreek@windermere.com
Website: www.windermeremillcreek.com

Shellie Adolfson
Anne Allen
Barbara Athanas
Kim-Ho Barnes
Russell Brenneke
Brett Bunn
Theresa Burkhart
Cynthia Caffrey
Mike Cheesman
Michelle Cooper
Tammy Davis
Lyla Derosier
Ron Einstein
Jessica Griffin
Toni Griffin
Deb Hall
Jack Herzog
Chris Hill
Chris and Diana Hill
Diana Hill
Vern Holden
Sue Hounshell
Windermere/Mill Creek, Inc.
Tom Isenhart
Brooke Jaeger
Pam Jensen
Vic Johnson
Preston Kallshian
Knute Korshaven
Jennifer Kuhlman
Kevin Kuhlman
Shari Landrie
Dean Larson
Shawna Matthews
Patricia McCormick
Deanna McCulloch
Todd McElroy
Keith D McKinney
H.R. Butch Mears
Dave Miles
Pamela Mullen
Darren Munson
Gwen Munson
Crystal Nybo
Rachelle Oster
Thea Pellegrino
Robert Purser
Ron Reeder
Michael Roland, Jr.
Donna Rorvik
Shawna Matthews & Russell Brenneke
Dominique Ruybal
Roxanne Santiago
Frank Sargent
Marilyn Scott
Joanne Shattuck
Lisa Sleister
Alan Stevens
Beth Tanner
Lynette Thomas
Windermere Mill Creek Town Center
Joe Valenta
Bob Williams

Windermere Mill Creek Town Center
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Mill Creek, Inc.
15418 Main Street, Suite M103
Mill Creek, WA 98012

Phone: (425) 481-6666
Fax: (425) 481-9353
Email: millcreek@windermere.com
Website: www.windermeremillcreek.com

Shellie Adolfson
Anne Allen
Barbara Athanas
Kim-Ho Barnes
Russell Brenneke
Brett Bunn
Theresa Burkhart
Cynthia Caffrey
Mike Cheesman
Michelle Cooper
Tammy Davis
Lyla Derosier
Jessica Griffin
Toni Griffin
Deb Hall
Jack Herzog
Chris Hill
Chris and Diana Hill
Diana Hill
Vern Holden
Sue Hounshell
Tom Isenhart
Brooke Jaeger
Pam Jensen
Vic Johnson
Preston Kallshian
Knute Korshaven
Jennifer Kuhlman
Kevin Kuhlman
Shari Landrie
Dean Larson
Shawna Matthews
Patricia McCormick
Deanna McCulloch
Todd McElroy
Keith D McKinney
H.R. Butch Mears
Dave Miles
Pamela Mullen
Darren Munson
Gwen Munson
Crystal Nybo
Rachelle Oster
Thea Pellegrino
Robert Purser
Ron Reeder
Michael Roland, Jr.
Donna Rorvik
Shawna Matthews & Russell Brenneke
Dominique Ruybal
Roxanne Santiago
Frank Sargent
Marilyn Scott
Joanne Shattuck
Lisa Sleister
Alan Stevens
Beth Tanner
Lynette Thomas
Joe Valenta
Bob Williams

Windermere Monroe
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Northwest, Inc.
800 West Main
Monroe, WA 98272

Phone: 360-794-3777
Fax: 360-794-5731
Email: monroe@windermere.com
Website: www.monroewindermere.com

Karen Akers
Micah Broker
Internet Coordinator
Susan Davis
Dave Demarest
Monica Dexter
Micki Engel
Monroe Fax
Hank Fresonke
Linda Gates
Crystal Hanson
Shirley Hudson
OB Jacobi
Bronn Journey
Kathleen LeFebvre
Kristine Nicholls
Amanda Norseen
Monroe Office
Mary Parsons
Melissa Reule
Marlene Rouleau
Jenell Steltz
Trudi M Terletter
Matt Wheadon

Windermere Mortgage Services
Office Address:
Windermere Mortgage Services
601 Union Street, Suite 2100
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 1-800-867-1337
Website: www.windermeremortgageservices.com/

Jennifer Dunham
Chris Erickson
Cheryl Fry
Lee Gill
Erik Hand
Jill Walker

Windermere Moses Lake
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate K-2 Realty LLC
2900 West Broadway
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Phone: 509-765-3337
Fax: 509-765-0435
Email: Hjadkinson@windermere.com
Website: www.windermeremoseslake.com

April Adams
Heather Adkinson
Sierra Becken
Kandi Bersanti
Walt Bumgarner
Internet Coordinator
Sandy Eslick
Lisa Garmon
Lynn Garza
Tammy Garza
Lisa Hanley
Norman & Lisa Hanley
Jay Kincaid
Lois Kincaid
Ralph Kincaid
Barry Lawson
Susan McMillan
Vivian Richard
Pat Wold
Tiffany Zemke

Windermere Mount Vernon
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Skagit Valley
1030 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Phone: 360/424-4901
Fax: 360/424-8715
Email: skagit@windermere.com
Website: www.windermereskagit.com

Karine Anderson
Karen Beckner
George Bellos
Warren Bingham
Internet Coordinator
Lee Ann Dean
Jenna Dellinger
Skagit Docs
Linda Eastman
Margy Furst
Jim Glackin
Ellen Hankins
Skagit Info
Rita Ingram
Sherry Johansen
Kim Kelley
Balisa Koetje
Jake Koetje
Jim Koetje
Bill and Jannette Krieger
Jannette Krieger
Jeri Lee
Nathan Loeb
Robin Lee Luif
David Mani
Bob Masterman
Elizabeth Miller
Travis Miller
Sarah Minton
Dick Nord
Megan O'Bryan
Harry Ota
Dave Patterson
Kelly Peacock
Spencer Roozen
Donna Rowell
Carol Schweigert
Jim Scott
Josh Scott
Julie Scott
Windermere Real Estate/ Skagit Valley
Cindy Sullivan
Lindsey Weaver
Jamie Yantis
Shanayla Yantis
Tasha Zahlis

Windermere Mukilteo
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/GH LLC
12003 Mukilteo Speedway, Ste 101
Mukilteo, WA 98275

Phone: 425-348-5960, 866-912-3954
Fax: 425-353-3134
Email: mukilteo@windermere.com
Website: www.windermeremukilteo.com

June Bigelow
Casey Bowers
Dora Carelli
Rick Carlson
Tina Chun
Mukilteo Compliance
Marlene Dawsey
Terri DelMaestro
Kristen Ellington
Abby Foote
Scott Garbarino
Greg Hoff
Hugh Hoff
Alex Johnson
Evan Johnson
Jessica Jorgensen
Jeana McDonald
Bruce W. McKinnon, MBA
Mike Miller
Sandy Morton
Linda Nelson
House of Success
Mukilteo Office
Tracey Rodrigue
Jim Rosenberger
Kristi Rosenberger
The Rosenberger Team
Don Scorgie
Judy Scorgie
Laura Smith
Randi Szakaly
Dave Tribble
Kelly Wedin

Windermere Northport
Office Address:
Windermere Colville
412 Center Avenue
Northport, WA 99157

Phone: (509) 732-6269
Fax: (509) 732-1611
Email: john@newarealestate.com

Internet Coordinator
John Corcoran
Heidi Murphy

Windermere Ocean Shores
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Ocean Shores
PO Box 1568, 837 Pt. Brown Ave NW
Ocean Shores, WA 98569

Phone: (360) 289-3373
Fax: (360) 289-2825
Email: oceanshores@windermere.com
Website: www.windermereoceanshores.com

Kristi Beitzel
Linda Benson
Patrick Brunstad
Julie Dessert
Jim Donahoe
Jim Donahoe-COMM
Tracy Finsterbusch
Dave Granlund
Nancy Granlund
David Granlund - COMM
Dave Granlund - Seabrook
Donna LaShance
Richard LaShance
Richard LaShance - COMM
Office Manager
Jana Mobray
Ocean Shores Office
Tom Quigg - Commercial
Tom Quigg- Residential
Lynn Sebastian
Lorna Valdez

Windermere Olympia
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Olympia
2312 Pacific Ave Suite A.
Olympia, WA 98501

Phone: 360-943-7839 1-800-848-7022
Fax: 360/943-5625
Email: windoly@windermere.com
Website: www.windermereolympia.com

Floor Agent
Jane Ames
Internet Coordinator
Stephanie DeForest
Larry DeRoux
Barbara Dugaw
Alan Fuller
Steve Garrett
Woody Hill
Dave Kamenz
Charity Kirk
Louie Kiser
Dawn Lord
Denise Luikart
Kathy Madsen
Michelle Mewhinney-Angel
Gregory Moe
Connie Nicholas
Ray Noorassa
Tranactions Olympia
Stephanie Parsons
Andrea Peters
Janet Connell Sallee
Pam Stonefelt
Rod Swisshelm
David Uhlemann
Julie Weist
Cheryl Wiatrak
Office Admin Windoly
Bev Wood Back

Windermere Omak- Okanogan
Office Address:
Windermere Methow Valley
540 Riverside Ave. (P.O.Box 3817)
Omak, WA 98841

Phone: (509) 826-5906
Fax: (509) 826-5908
Email: omak@windermere.com
Website: www.WindermereOmak.com

Jeff Daigneau
Kristine Gaffney
Billie Holden
Brian Lowary
Robert Monetta
Mary Niemeyer
Joanne Talmadge
Nicola Zahn

Windermere Orcas Island
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Orcas Island
18 Haven Road / P.O. Box 310
Eastsound, WA 98245

Phone: 1-800-842-5770
Fax: 1-360-376-5637
Email: orcas@windermere.com
Website: www.orcas-island.com

Mariah Buck
Mariah Buck
Gwyneth Burrill
David Douglass
Peter D Drape
John Dunning
John D. Dunning
Terri Gilleland
Cat Gilliam
Wally Gudgell
Wally Gudgell
Gary Harper
Laura Hasselman
Linda Hume
Wreoi Island 2
Lynne Ann Johnson
Duffy King
Reba MacLeod
Tom Maiuro
Lydia Miller
Windermere Orcas
Windermere Orcas Island
Jaylin Peacock
Suzana Roach
Bob Shipstad
Becky Smith
Stu Stephens
Elyse Van Den Bosch
Michael Whellams
Diane Whitley

Windermere Oroville
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Oroville
1408 Main
Oroville, WA 98844

Phone: 509-476-3378
Fax: 509-476-3384
Email: oroville@windermere.com
Website: www.windermere.com

Dan Coursey
Doug Kee
Kathy Noel
Ron Peterson
Sandy Peterson

Windermere Packwood
Office Address:
Windermere Mountain Valley Real Estate
13068 U.S. Highway 12, P.O. Box 952
Packwood, WA 98361

Phone: (360) 494-2323
Fax: (360) 494-2324
Email: packwood@windermere.com
Website: www.packwood-realestate.com

Internet Coordinator
Lisa Davis
Maree Lerchen
Lisa Morehead
John Sanders
Windermere Mountain Valley Real Estate
Sally Van Boheemen

Windermere Port Angeles
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Port Angeles
711 E. Front Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Phone: 360-457-0456
Fax: 360-452-2304
Email: windermere@olypen.com
Website: www.portangeles.com

Alan Barnard
Michaelle Barnard
Quint Boe
Holly Coburn
Internet Coordinator
Thelma Durham
Jennifer Felton
Helga Filler
Glenn Franko
Jennifer Holcomb
Kelly Johnson
Linda Kepler
Terry Neske
Doc Reiss
Harriet Reyenga
Christine Wilson

Windermere Port Orchard
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Port Orchard
1200 Bethel Ave.
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Phone: (360) 876-9600
Fax: (360) 876-9644
Email: portorch@windermere.com
Website: www.PortOrchardRealEstate.com

Kt Arthur
Kim Bartell
Luke Bentson
James Bergstrom
Johan Bester
Jennifer Connelly-Delay
Robert Contreras
Donna Cryder
Barry Jones
Leann Knight
Terry Knowlton
Mark McColgan
Port Orchard
Bryan Petro
Mike Rochon
Dana Soyat
Beth Sturdivan
Daryn Swisher
Joan Wardwell
Andrew Welch
Linda Yost

Windermere Port Townsend
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Port Townsend
1220 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Phone: 360-385-9344 800-776-9344
Fax: 360-385-9345
Email: wrept@windermere.com
Website: www.windermereporttownsend.com

Designated Broker
Kevin Burgler
Holley Carlson
Paul Constantine
Steve Crosland
Suzanne DeMasso
Mark Dembro
Jim Fox
Dave Garing
Jan Garing
Marty Gay
James Graf
Chuck Hynden
Gina Johnston
Linda Livingston
Rian Lopeman
Susan Wilson Miller
Teri Nomura
Christine Ota
Sue Ramage
Marta Ray
Michelle Sandoval
Susan Scott
Angela Wilkinson

Windermere Poulsbo
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/West Sound, Inc.
18570 Hwy 305
Poulsbo, WA 98370

Phone: 360-779-5205
Fax: 360-779-9549
Email: poulsbo@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerepoulsbo.com

Amy Allen
Liz Bailey
Annita Baze Hansen
Ida Bear
Julie Bray-Larsen
Christine Brevick
Terry Burns
Bonnie Chandler
Harborside Condominiums
Internet Coordinator
Carter Dotson
Tori Dotson
Norma Foss
Rebecca Gore
Romelle Gosselin
Kevin Hannah
Jim P. Harris
Sheenah Hellmers
Barbara Huget
Catherine Jones
Joni Kimmel
Moira McDonough
Casey McGrath
Chris Moyer
Kelly Muldrow
Jennifer Nelson
Marleen Nighswonger
Noelle Osborn
Wayne Paulson
Mike Pitts
JoAnn Polley
Sharla Pugliese
Mary Richards
Jim Robb
Jay Robertson
Sandie Rumble
Poulsbo Scan
Jeannette Schanbeck
Elaine Tanner
Pam Taplin
Randy Taplin
Kasi Taylor Martinez
Tim Thompson
Bill Touchette
Brittany Vander Pol
John West
Chris Wurden
Irene Wurden
Bridget Young
Kimmel & Young

Windermere Property Management- Bellevue
Office Address:
Windermere Property Management/Lori Gill & Associates
700 112th Ave NE Ste 203
Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: (425)455-5515
Fax: (425)455-5537
Email: wpme@windermere.com
Website: wpmnorthwest.com

PM Accounting
Tracey Adams
Pete Anderson
Aaron Arnold
Erica Bartram
Kristina Blair
Jessica Blake
Michele Braa-Heidner
Cory Brewer
Internet Coordinator2
Deanna De Valk
Brianne Diebner
Eric Dworkis
Colleen Sheridan Gasca
Rob Gasca
Kristin Gill
Lori Gill
Hilary Gilman
Stephanie Heimbigner
Lacey Hiersche
David Hogan
Laurie Hoskins
Aaron Hundtofte
Camey Jenson
Mary C. Joyce
Tori Kolytiris
Julie Leary
Cyndi Lenay
Elizabeth Lybecker
Lily McGuire
Theo Montgomery
Katie Phan
Manny Ramos
Josh Randall
Elizabeth Roberts
Heather Rochester
Kelley Rose
Buck Sater
Jennifer Shepperd
Tia Simmons
Jennifer Spence
Linda Stephenson
Monica Stomner
Erin Strobel
Tony Strobel
Anne Tabert
Kirstin Tamminen
Paul Tollner
Jenna Weinstein
Shannon Williamson

Windermere Property Management- Bellingham
Office Address:
Windermere Management
541 W. Bakerview
Bellingham, WA 98226

Phone: 360-733-7944
Fax: 360-733-7969
Email: rwashburn@windermere.com
Website: Rentalsbywindermere.com

Jay Baklund
Teresa Bosteter
Zena Boyko
Terry Brown
Internet Coordinator
Karey Jones
Sandi Jones
Liesa Krause
Patricia Reese
DeeAnn Richstein
Lindsey Shields
Jen Vander Meulen
Jessica Wheeler

Windermere Property Management- Edmonds
Office Address:
Windermere Property Management/Lori Gill & Associates
146 3rd Avenue South
Edmonds, WA 98020

Phone: (425) 672-2000
Fax: (425) 672-2005
Email: wpme@windermere.com
Website: www.wpmnorthwest.com

Ann Ashford
Jessie Brown
Toni Campbell
Internet Coordinator
Laura Gallagher
Jessica Garin
Rosie Gray
Breezy Maxim
Debbi Olsen
Laurie Rohrich
Jenn York

Windermere Property Management- Everett
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Realty Brokerage Inc
7100 Evergreen Way, Suite A
Everett, WA 98203

Phone: 425-348-7368
Fax: 425-355-9512
Email: office@wpmnw.biz
Website: www.wpmnw.biz

Arin Becker
Jamie Booth
Margie Clifton
Jody Dahl
Sandy Delaney
Michele Dillon
Brinda Faux
Lori Hundhausen
Virginia Kiesel
Karen Raybould
Geri Scott
Cathy Staehnke
Courtney Thompson
Heidi Thompson
Ronald E. Thompson
Twila Toomey
Becky Wright
Scott Young

Windermere Property Management-Kirkland
Office Address:
Windermere Property Management JMW
12801 NE 85th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033

Office: (425) 213-1300
Email: propertymanager@windermere.com

Amber Anderson
Cell/Direct:(206) 621-2037
Email: AmberAnderson@windermere.com

Office Coordinator
Cell/Direct:(425) 213-1300
Email: cassieh@windermere.com
Website :www.Windermere-PM.com

Christian Dema
Cell/Direct:(206) 391-3297
Email: christiandema@windermere.com

Jay LaBrie
Cell/Direct:(206) 550-8712
Email: jaylabrie@windermere.com
Website :www.WindermereSeattlePM.com

Mandy Lane
Cell/Direct:(206) 276-3202
Email: mandylane@windermere.com
Website:www.WindermereSeattlePM.com

Christy Rice, Property Manager
Cell/Direct:(206) 391-3297
Email: christy@christyricepm.com
Website :www.christyricepm.com

Jennie Ugaitafa
Cell/Direct:(206) 229-5224
Email: jennie@windermere.com
Website :www.WindermereSeattlePM.com

Windermere Property Management- Olympia
Office Address:
Windermere/Olympia Property Management
2413 Pacific Avenue, Suite C
Olympia, WA 98501

Phone: 360-943-4189/800-943-7543
Fax: 360-705-3129
Email: rpm@windermere.com
Website: windermereolympiapm.com

Debbie Arnold
Maggie Balagot
Monica Dana
Jodi Dillashaw
Randy Parker
Olympia PMCoordinator
Catherine Tenuth

Windermere Property Management- Port Orchard
Office Address:
Windermere Paramount Properties
1200 Bethel Ave.
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Phone: (360) 876-9600
Fax: (360) 876-9644
Email: portorch@windermere.com

Windermere Property Management- Pullman
Office Address:
Windermere Pullman Moscow
1125 NW Nye St., Suite B
Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: (509) 338-4653
Fax: (509) 338-9134
Email: myrentals@windermere.com
Website: myrentals.withwre.com

Marina Hawn
Lynn Kramer
Beth Semingson
Alise Smith

Windermere Property Management- Puyallup
Office Address:
Windermere Property Management/South Sound
12114 104th Ave E
Puyallup, WA 98374

Phone: (253) 445-0166
Fax: (253) 845-0166
Email: brokersupport@windermere.com

Office Coordinator
Helen Hardie
Beth Salmon
Tammy Woodward

Windermere Property Management- Seattle
Office Address:
Windermere Property Management/ JMW
615 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98109

Phone: (206) 621-2037
Fax: (206) 382-3561
Email: PropertyManager@windermere.com
Website: www.WindermereSeattlePM.com

Alan Bonaci
Rebecca Farmer
Kimberlee Farvour
Catherine Hardesty
Andrea Jacobi
Tricia Jacobs
Bruce James
Kathy Langenegger
Wendy Lindell
Edelisa Munar
Property Management Seattle Office
Accounting Staff
Office Staff
David Steinmetz
Gary Vasseur
J. Michael Wilson

Windermere Property Management- Seattle North
Office Address:
Windermere Property Management/Lori Gill & Associates
819 NE 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98115

Phone: (206) 527-0400
Fax: (206) 527-3499
Email: wpme@windermere.com
Website: www.wpmnorthwest.com

Eric Anderson
Gino Araki
Brenda Brynildsen
Rachel Bucher
Nicki Callahan
Internet Coordinator
Kelly Coulibaly
David Drake
Candice Feldman
Cassie Walker Johnson
Stacy Jost
Nicole Meiser
Marta Morris

Windermere Property Management- Silverdale
Office Address:
Windermere Property Management West Sound
9939 Mickelberry Rd NW, Suite B
Silverdale, WA 98383

Phone: (360) 516-6243
Email: kitsappm@windermere.com
Website: www.windermereforrent.com

Bobbi Alger
Office Coordinator
Patrice Holland
Chelsey May
Bobbi Neal
Tim Roche

Windermere Property Management- South
Office Address:
Windermere Property Management/WPM South, L.L.C.
15215 SE 272nd Street, Suite 204
Kent, WA 98042

Phone: 253-638-9811
Fax: 253-638-0437
Email: wpmsouth@windermere.com
Website: www.wpmsouth.com

Rodney Bishop
Alison Bonaci
Kymberlee Bruton
Kim Clifton
Internet Coordinator
Sarah Devine
Elaine Dial
Dawnette Fletcher
Shawn Fletcher
Laura Gordon
WPM South HOA
Paris Johnson
Kay Joyner
Jacquelyn Kleebauer
Linda Larson
Zhanette Litvinchuk
Cinda McClure
Cinda McClure
Kira McRae
Chantelle Mitchell
WPM South Office Email
Carrie Roods
Lynn Sutherland
Shelly Tarica
Ron Thompson
Melissa Tuck
Bob Ustanik
Austin Verdi
Austin Verdi
Daytin Verdi
Edward J. Verdi
Charity Williams

Windermere Property Management- Spokane
Office Address:
Windermere Equity Brokers, LLC
8601 N. Division
Spokane, WA 99208

Phone: (509) 467-2202
Fax: (509) 468-2028
Email: timz@windermere.com
Website: www.wrents.com

Office Administrator
Suzie Carney
Suzie Carney
Robin Catterton
Front Desk
Mindy Ohmann
Lani Richards
Lani Richards
Tim Todd
Tim Todd
Tim Zoesch

Windermere Property Management- Tacoma
Office Address:
Windermere Professional Partners Property Management
2209 N Pearl St Suite 200 A
Tacoma, WA 98406

Phone: (253) 830-5160
Fax: (253) 830-3500
Email: MarkMelsness@windermere.com
Website: WPPPM.com

Chambers Bay
Jennifer Coursey
Fenny Friis
Jeri-Kay Lerew
Mark Melsness
Client Services

Windermere Property Management- Walla Walla
Office Address:
Windermere Property Management Walla Walla
20 E Poplar, Ste 204-B
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Phone: (509) 526-7368
Fax: (509) 529-0728
Email: wallarent@gmail.com
Website: www.windermerewallawalla.com

Bud Campbell
Internet Coordinator
Susan Frers
Tina King
Jason Oldridge
Doug Ralph
Betty Simcock
Manford Simcock
Nicki Simcock
William Teepe
Windermere Property Management Walla Walla

Windermere Property Management- Yelm
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Yelm WA
709 Yelm Ave E
Yelm, WA 98597

Phone: 360-458-5120
Fax: 360-458-1806
Email: yelm@windermere.com

Windermere Pullman
Office Address:
Windermere Pullman Moscow
1125 NW Nye Street, Suite B
Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: (509) 334-3530
Fax: (509) 338-9134
Email: pullman@windermere.com
Website: pullmanmoscowhomes.com

Chris Clark
Contracts Coordinator
Technical Coordinator
Jacob T Davis
Lynn Kramer
Windermere Pullman-Moscow
Jeri Rainer
Jess Rainer
Beth Semingson
Alise Smith
Mindy Vance
Amy Wang

Windermere Puyallup
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Puyallup Inc.
12114 104th Ave. E.
Puyallup, WA 98374

Phone: 253-845-5900
Fax: 253-845-0113
Email: jnichols@windermere.com
Website: www.WindermerePuyallup.com

Cindi Allison
Shannon Armstrong
Matthew Avila
Larry Bargmeyer
Chuck Brockway
Rose Corey
Erin Dobrinski
Tony Dressor
Puyallup Fax
Fred Goehler
Carolyn Graham
Dana Grant
Annie Halko
Tim Hermansen
Kylee Hill
Ed Hock
Lori Holman
Brenda Holmes
Rob Holmes
Mike Hurter
Steve Hurter
Melanie Imber
Windermere Real Estate/Puyallup, Inc
puyallup Info
Kelly Inman
Vickie Jennings
Jennifer Jones
Von Karl Inman
Justin Kenney
Mark Kitabayashi
Mark Kitabayashi
Jason Mendel
Jeanne Merola
Gary W Miller
Seth Miller
Cathy Morris
Jessica Mustain
Jane Nichols
Allison OKere
Rob Pollard
RJ Preisser
Josh Prieur
Mary Richard
Hector Rios
Donna Rudebaugh
Jaryd Ruffner
Ryan Sand
Stacy Schwartz
Gina Short
Stacy Skoog
Carol Tedrick
Alex Torres
Kirsta Trombley
Office Website
Jami Wilson

Windermere Quincy
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Central Basin, LLC
503 S. Central Ave
Quincy, WA 98848

Phone: 509-787-4536
Fax: 509/787-8707
Email: quincy@windermere.com
Website: www.quincy.windermere.com

Debra Adams
Kelly Field
Pam Marquis
Daja Mayfield
Quincy Office
Tom Parrish
Linda Ray

Windermere Realty Group-Vancouver
Office Address:
Windermere/Realty Group
237 Chkalov Drive #215
Vancouver, WA 98684

Phone: (360) 823-0404
Fax: (503) 675-8268
Email: lakeoswegowest@windermere.com

Yousef Abraha
Internet Coordinator
Joeseph Daiker
Robin Denburg
Kristin Duyn

Windermere Redmond
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc.
7525 166th Avenue NE, Suite D210
Redmond, WA 98052

Phone: 425-883-0088
Fax: 425-885-7210
Email: redmond@windermere.com
Website: www.redmond.windermere.com

Ivonne Allen
Robyn Ayala
Lisa Brand
Jim Brown
Lara Brown
Kara Deak
Jason Decker
Jason Decker
Do Not Delete
Joel Dugan
Bill Ebert
Tricia Ebert
Shelley Elenbaas
Kim Gallert
Brandi Gibson
Eldon Guerrero
Buck Hoffman
Corky Irvin
Corky Ivrin
Amy Maggio
Dianne Masaoka
Pat McDonnell
Jennifer Mix
Cindy Nelson
Danyelle O'Neal
Jan Patton
Lisa Pearson
Autumn Reid
Jutta Roehrig-Strainer
Derek Rothe
Alan Saturay
Broker Services
Nate Short
David Simpson
Shirley Sterner
Jodi Stull
Redmond Transactions
Kristi Vellema
Maggie Vreeburg
Tim Vreeburg
Mike Watts
Sarah Weinold
Samantha Ying

Windermere Relocation and Referral Services
Office Address:
Windermere Relocation
301 N.E. 100th Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98125

Phone: (866) 941-3936 (206) 526-7730
Fax: (206) 258-3048
Email: Relocation@Windermere.com
Website: www.windermererelocation.com

Lisa Cox, CRP, CNE
Rose Hardiman
LaMonica Hummel, CRP, GMS-T
Cauline Osenbach
Chip Painter
Admin Relocation
Debbi Russell, RCC, WRS
Kathy Serrato
Relocation Services
Maureen Stern

Windermere Relocation- Mountain West
Office Address:
Windermere Services Mountain West
25 W. Cataldo, Ste. A
Spokane, WA 99201

Phone: 509-468-9410
Fax: 509-468-3203
Email: spokane@windermere.com

Rebekah Singer
Janet Weldon

Windermere Renton
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Renton, Inc.
3800 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056

Phone: 425-235-7777
Fax: 425-226-0130
Email: renton@windermere.com
Website: www.windermererenton.com

Joan Addington
Sandra Bolden
Mindy Brady
Chelsea Brown
Heather Buckles
Lisa Contreras
Cheryl Coupens
Larry Crim
Official Delivery
Mira Demireva
Mark Follmer
Bill Grover
Teresa Grover
Jana Gustafson
Jenn Hammermaster
Sue Hammermaster
Len Holston
Linda Howe-Bristow
Tom Huxtable
Renton, Inc.
Darlene Johnson
Lisa Lam
Ian Lunsford
Sue Lunsford
Heather Maddox
Erin Maxwell
Marcie Maxwell
Jason Moore
Michelle Moore
Mika Peart
Cyd Phillips
Dan Phillips
Jennifer Rodgers
Ed Ruth
Bimal Sandhu
DeeDee Shirkey
Julie Sinclair
Stacey Stuart
Stacey Stuart
Jeff Taylor
Caren Tobolski
Timothy Tran
Danny Tseng
Linda Wagner
Jody Warren
Michelle Woo
Brad Yeager

Windermere Renton-Tukwila South
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/PSR, Inc.
3900 E Valley Rd, Suite 200
Renton, WA 98057

Phone: 425-277-5900
Fax: 425-277-6099
Email: RentonSouth@Windermere.com
Website: rsoffice.withwre.com/

Mark Barron
Joe Bernasconi
Kacee Bilbrey
Debbie Boyett
Dori Brashear
Scott Cannon
Beth Clement
Jennifer Clukey
Internet Coordinator
Caprice Y. Davis
Jimm Elliott
Mike Elliott
Sharon Gentry
Kim Grinolds
Christina Clymer Jarvis
Janet Jassen
Larry Jassen
Pat Larkin
Justin Laukala
Candace Legg-Cadigan
Roger Maggio
Tim McCormick
Travis Monen
Jason Moore
Darla Morton
Summer Nieto
Robbin Ott
Aaron Peterson
Charles Peterson
Sarah Peterson
Renton PSR, Inc.
WRE PSR, Inc.
Darleen Rasmussen
Carole Saffell
Roger Schluter
Kay Storhoff
Deborah Taylor, Assoc. Broker
Anne Thoreen
Nate Thornton

Windermere Republic
Office Address:
Windermere Republic
728 S. Clark Ave
Republic, WA 99166

Phone: 509-775-3004
Fax: 509-775-0235
Email: bjb@windermere.com
Website: www.windermere.com

Team Baldwin
Cynda Bragg
Bill J. Baldwin
Windermere Republic

Windermere San Juan Island
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/San Juan Island
50 Spring Street, P.O. Box 488
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Phone: 360-378-3600/ 800-262-3596
Fax: (360)378-5916
Email: info@windermeresji.com
Website: www.windermeresji.com

Mary Jane Anderson
Samantha Bryner
Bette Cantrell
Tim Daniels
Debbie Dardanelli
Kathryn Farron
Gary Franklin
Bill Giesy
Sue Gordon
Bruce Hall
Thalya Harvey
Rebecca Hughes
Greg King
Denece Kost
John Lackey
Lisa Lawrence
Michael Linehan
Sybil Mager
Property Manager
Vail McClure
Annette McCullough, Property Manager
Linda McMahon
Robert Nieman
Pat O'Day
Helene Picone, Property Manager
Jacoba Porter
Meichelle Roberts
Windermere San Juan Island
Richard Sandmeyer
Zita Sandmeyer
Annette Schaffer
Rent Sji
Monica Van Appel-Percich
Tamara Weaver, Office Manager

Windermere Seattle-Ballard
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Northwest, Inc.
2636 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107

Phone: 206.789.7700
Fax: 206.782.4166
Email: ballard@windermere.com
Website: windermereballard.com

Arline Abrams
Cheri Adams
Breanna Albert
Ken Balter
Marilynn Balter
Julie Beall
Tom Bernard
Steve Blackbourn
Kelly Blake
Lynn Blind
Mary Bond
Robert Boyd
Ingrid Brinkley
Robert Brittingham
Andrea Brown
James Coleman
Internet Coordinator
Lance Cormier
Alexis Deneau
Keith M. Donaldson
Mary Durkan
Mary Durkan
Bonnie Ellsworth
Ballard Fax
Ballard Files
Jenny Frey
Darci Gillespie
Daniel Greenfield
Christopher Grimm
Gunnar Hadley
Laura Hanson
Bob Hedlund
Patti Hill
Melissa Homer
BG Hook
Gloria Jackson
Jonathan Jacobs
Jane Johnson
Janel Johnson
Aaron Kahn
Robinson Kahn
Don Kenney
Daniel Kessler
Irene Kristjanson
Nicole LaChasse
Loretta Larson
Greg Lewis
Leslie Manchester
Jacqueline Marloe
Megan McKibbin
Sara Medford
Bob Melvey
Tom Moorman
Jessica Morsley
Muna Muraisi
Dane Murphy
Dane Murphy
Ballard Office
Sylvia Olsby
Jamie Pauley
Karen Peterson
Sulcer And Ward Real Estate
Christine Olsen Reis
Susan Robinson
Brent Sanders
Leslie Sanders
Georgia Selfridge
Michelle Shafagh
Robin Sheridan
Paul F. Simpson
Kelly Souder
Darlene Sozinho
Kristine Springer
Greg Stamolis
Hailey Steiner
Ben Stigler
Cari A. Sulcer
Michael Tade
Erica Topel
Kirk Turnell
John Turosak
Everett Tyler
Sam Ward
Beth Ann Warner
Lee Whalen
Tim Wong
Mike Woods
Stacie Youngblood

Windermere Seattle-Capitol Hill
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Capitol Hill, Inc.
1112 19th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

Phone: 206-324-8900
Fax: 206-328-1716
Email: caphill@windermere.com
Website: www.homeinseattle.com

Ada Alvarado
Ted A. Bash
Julie Bosa
Julie Bouscaren
Sandy Brown
Matt Bryan
Matt Coats
Matt Coats
Internet Coordinator
Stacey Cross
Sarah Cushing
Linda Daniel
Beth Dennis
Derek DeWolf
Heather Dolin
Deirdre Doyle
Philip Farrar
Rachel Findlay
Tom Fine
Diane Ginthner
Kristopher Ginthner
Cortney Greene
Patrick Grimm
Paul Grimm
Mark Hanses
Matt Hanses
Marlow Harris
Michael Harris
Stan Hartmann
Erick Hazelton
Philip Heier
Samuel Hilbert
Brad Hinckley
Chris Ho
Gregg Jackson
Diane Ginther & Kris Ginthner
Loren Kronen
Marco Kronen
Diane Lancaster
Kai Larrabee
Wendy Leung
Paul Levold
Margaret Lyles
Monica McCormick
John McKenna
Joseph Walker Milby
Colby Miller
Felice Molitor-Hudson
Joe Nabbefeld
Stacey Nice-McCannel
Peter Olive
Jim Paddleford
Jeff Parker
Joe Pascual
Jim Patterson
Mary Kay Perrigo
Jackie Leone Pleasant
Erin Porter
Ian Porter
Casey Rosenberg
Clancy Small
Casey Smith
Greg Smith
Jeff Smith
Sara Stephenson
Scott Strodel
Office Submit
Don Taufen
Tracy Treseder
Dustin Van Wyck
Lisa Visintainer
Sally Welch
Yami Williams
Jeremy Witham
Pat Woodley
Margie Zech

Windermere Seattle-Eastlake
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Northwest, Inc.
214 East Galer St., Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98102-3707

Phone: 206-448-6000
Fax: 206-623-6533
Email: eastlake@windermere.com
Website: windermere.com

Ted Alton
Jeannette Ault
Ashley Azeltine
Mark Besta
Penny Bolton
Darcy Breene
Scott Burdette
Ben Carr
Liz Chalmers
Internet Coordinator
Pat Craft
Patrick Curry
John Daniels
Jeff Davies
Jim Dickinson
Patti Dudley
Elspeth Espinueva
Rebecca Evans
Eastlake Fax
Caitlin Finley
Julie Finstad
Steve Foss
Peggy Frasse
Kevin Gaspari
Carmen Gayton
Lyle George
Charlotte Graham
Mary Granen
Dina Harvey
Kimberly Hobbs
Kevin Hoover
Ob Jacobi
Erik Johnson
Jeremey Johnson
Monte Johnson
Padraic Jordan
Tracy Joshi
Robyn Kimura-Hsu
Jeff Kinney
Laura Ko
Heather Lavin
David Ledingham
Danny Lee
Jackie Lee
Shawn Lovell
Jacqueline Malloy
Gerry McBarron
Tracie McGovern
Mimi McHugh
Reilly McHugh
Chris McQuillan
Linda Moline
Michael D. Nelson
Keith Nyberg
Cricket O'Neill
Lindy Oden
Shane Petersen
Erika Peterson
Lars Peterson
Bruce Phares
Fiore Pignataro
LeAnne Quinn
Penny Bolton Rebecca
Rena Ritchey
Todd Roehl
Joy Rothrock
Rachel Schindler
Jan Selvar
Jeff Severns
Donovan Shelton
Laurie Shields
Tadashi Shiga
Terri Smith
Elise Spencer
Monte Swears
Andre Taybron
David Updike
Sol Villarreal
Mike Walker
Lise Wang
Carol Yamamoto
Dustin Ziegelmann

Windermere Seattle-Green Lake
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Company
7300 East Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, WA 98115

Phone: (206) 957-9441
Fax: (206) 957-9446
Email: greenlake@windermere.com
Website: seattle-green-lake.windermere.com

Randy Anderson
Emily Barr
Leanne Becker
Brenda Biernat
Kelly Chinn
M. Patrick Chinn
Patrick Chinn
Heidi Christiansen
Internet Coordinator
Mike Curry
Kristin Frosaker
Garret Grob
Mike Gusick
Samuel Harris
Joyce Hollenbeck
Tyler Jones
Shannon Laskey
Paul Lavrinec
Amanda McGowen
B.J. Mellema
Kristin Munger
Helen Pinel
April Rauch
Eileen Rumpf
Reilly Schanno
Jamie Silbaugh
Jason Smith
Evan Wyman
Tiffany Yurovsky

Windermere Seattle-Greenwood
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Greenwood
311 N. 85th
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: 206-527-5250
Fax: 206-527-3804
Email: greenwood@windermere.com
Website: www.windermeregreenwood.com

Jody Baker
Bruce Barnum
Juliet Beard
Craig Brooke-Weiss
Debra R. Brownell
Coni H. Butler
Beth Bylund
Matthew Carroll
Mark DeSpain
Julie Eidson
Gary Everist
Leslie Fox
Richae Fox
Dan Fresonke
Sharon Giampietro
Jeff Green
Mija Hamilton
Patti Hennessey
Diana Hoang
HAL and JEFF Homes
Phinney Ballard Homes
Blaine Hooper
Dave Hynden
Adrian Jensen
Linda Juliano
Heidi King
Marguerite Knutson
Vera Koch
Steve Laevastu
Byron Lawrence
Inger Lawrence
Kirk Levandoski
Domenica Lovaglia
Brent D. Lumley
Maggie Mallett
Michelle Markwood
Kathy Moeller
Christian Moulin
Jennifer Nelson
Stephani Nelson
Stephani Nelson
Rick Nimmer
Sharon O'Mahony
Greenwood Office
Derek R. Olson
Kimber Parker
Blair & Jan Paul
Julie Polkinghorn
Jackie Proteau
Hal Rappaport
Robin Reed
Eva Richards
Peter Richmond
Renee Roberts
Jan Robinson
Kyle Rose
Diana Russell
Melinda Ryen
Wendy Saddler
Jeff Saeger
Pieter Salverda
Gregory Sciborski
Gene Seguin
Kurtis Sellers
Molly Shutes
Scott Shutes
Tara Silicio
David Sligar
Suzanne Spano
Diane Lembo Talley
Liz Talley
Jeffrey Valcik
Mick Walls
Scott Waterman
Kim Wesselman
Jayne Williamson
Bonnie Wyatt
Roberta Zook

Windermere Seattle-Lakeview
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Company
1920 North 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: (206) 527-5445
Fax: (206) 526-7652
Email: lakeview@windermere.com
Website: seattle-lakeview.windermere.com

Catherine Adams
Shawna Ader
Patty Allen
Bob Bennion
Heather Berger
Laura Bollard
Joanie Brennan
Carol Burns
Tamara Canero
TallyAnn Carroll
Susie Carter Johnson
Lesly Chapman
Erica Clibborn
Sarah Clifton
Javila Creer
Chet Crile
Bob Deville
Ann Dover
Jennings Doyle
Michael Doyle
Christina Economou
Joe Everyagent
Kathleen Farrar
Julie Friedman
John Gilbert
Mark Hobbs
Atiya Hollyer
Ob Jacobi
Charlotte Killien
Alex Knuckey
Lori Knuckey
Steve Leland
Chantel Lester
Christine Lewis
Tamara Marson
Kelly Martinsen
Bailey McCann
Laurie McLennan
Shelley Miller
Lynn Murphy
Lakeview Office
Emily Oldfield
Don Parker
Ashlyn Pawlak
Kenna Pearson
Anne Marie Peterson
Gary Peterson
Liz Petrillo
Cindy Rach
Devereux Riddell
Shane Ristine
Rosie Rothrock
Lucy Short
Robin Short
Brittany Spaziani
Cassandra Stoneberg
Lisa Strain
Linda Tallahan
Cliff Tanner
Diane Terry
Theresa Truex
Rene Villanueva
Dan Wilcynski
Larry Wilcynski
Max Wurzburg
Stacey Zorzi

Windermere Seattle-Madison Park
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Northwest, Inc.
4015 East Madison
Seattle, WA 98112

Phone: (206) 324-0000
Fax: (206) 324-1525
Email: madisonpark@windermere.com
Website: www.madisonpark.withwre.com

Aubin Barthold
Laura Bethel
Robin L. Black
Jeanine Burke
Barbara A. Cahill
Judy Striker Curran
Phoebe Day
Shauna Dean
Fedva Dikmen
Shane Doran
Tim Feeman
Shannon Gardner
Bill Garrison
Jim Gram
Michael Griffin
Dave Hale
Kimberly Striker Hall
Jonathan Himschoot
Kathryn Hinds
OB Jacobi
Jane A. Johnson
Pam Johnson
Cheryl Jones
Shavic Jones
Cheryl Jones-Donoso
Darcy LaBelle
Alyson Lapan
Michele Layton
Scott Malatos
A. Carol McDaniel
Lilly Milic
Kate Morgan
Kevin O'Doherty
Madison Park
Scott Perret
Amy Sajer
Susan Sellin
Marilyn Smith
Mary P. Snyder
Hoady Spencer
Susan Stasik
Susan Stocking
Liz Suver
John Swofford
Kim Thomas
Lincoln Thompson
Debra Thompson Harvey
Nick Upshaw
Shannon Vincent

Windermere Seattle-Magnolia
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Wall St., Inc.
3214 W McGraw Street, Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98199

Phone: 206-284-8989
Fax: 206-284-2184
Email: magnolia@windermere.com
Website: www.windermere-magnolia.com

Office Account
Charlie Allen
Gratzi Anderson
Lilia Blomgren
Bill Calhoun
Claudia Case
Internet Coordinator
Patricia Corbin
Jackie DiGangi
Bridget Firsov
Doug Gehrke
Joan and Doug Gehrke
James Goodman
Patty Groesbeck
Veronica Hapgood
Michele Harps
Marli Iverson
Barbara Jones
Russ Katz
Matthew L Koenig
Cindy Lange
Colleen McCann
Brianna McTee
Sherry Moody
Karen Paulsen
John Petrov
Michael Plunkett
Eileen Quackenbush
Greg Shaw
Angela Siderius
Aaron Spring
Karen Stern
JR Torres, J.D.
John Wellman
Tom Wilbanks

Windermere Seattle-Mount Baker
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Northwest, Inc.
4919 South Genesee Street
Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: (206) 725-7255
Fax: (206) 725-0971
Email: mountbaker@windermere.com
Website: WindermereMtBaker.com

Cabby Albright
Samson Asfaw
Simone Bouterse
Virginia Calvin
Daisy Casillas
Nancy Chapin
Nick Chicka
Susan Cole
Internet Coordinator
Sabranie Coyne
Susan Davidson
Ted Dietz
Dorothy Driver
Buy Dwell
Joe Easterday
Warren Farmer
Brian Flora
E.J. Gong
Steven Gorecki
Su Harambe
Monique Harris Jones
Cherie Hasson
Debbie Heard
Serena Heslop
Al Johnson
Don Koonce
Andrew Lee
Freda Leomiti
Leslie Lowe
Carolyn Mollot
Claire Newman
Ken Nicholas
Heather O'Malley
Beverly Powers
Laurie Samuelsen
Rhonda Smith
Erik Stanford
Steven Sterling
Dolly Tokunaga
Steven Wayne
Infax windermere
MountBaker windermere
Outfax windermere
Jeff Wolfe

Windermere Seattle-Northgate
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Company
301 NE 100th St, Suite #200
Seattle, WA 98125

Phone: 206-526-5544
Fax: 206-526-7613
Email: northgt@windermere.com
Website: northgate.withwre.com/

Frank Airey
Marshall Airey
Phyllis Allison
Ted Allison
Scott Anderson
Tyler Anderson
Myles Armstrong
Barrick Benson
Michael Bill
Pamela Blessing
Dick Carruthers
Betsy Chamberlin
Cathy Cowan
Charlie Cowan
Thomas Cowan
Shelby Cramer
Karen Dawson Fortier
Daniel Dittmann
Northgate Fax
Andrew Fortier
Holly Garwood
Aaron Harrington
Jay Harrison
Stefan Hoerschelmann
Carolyn Holm
Bryan Howdeshell
Jason Howdeshell
Jarrett Johnson
Kiley Koehler
Bill Lemcke
Fran Lilleness
Donna Lindsay
Lisa Long
Marshall Longtin
Adrienne Loop
Julie Manolides
David Marcoe
Carol Cole McElroy
Nan Menard
Alison A. Moceri
Paul Myers
Northgate Office
Anthony Pagones
Elaine Pagones
Sandra Pappas
Kippie Pasowicz
John Pettas
Bentley Pugh
Michael Ravenscroft
Leslie Reed
Maria Rippee
David Rush
Ria Scott
Steve T. Senescall
Julie Shefts
Sasha Shefts
Ken Shiovitz
Brian Steiner
Irma Suntay
Everett Talvo
Peter Tang
Scott Thiessen
Carl Thorgerson
Matthew Townsend
Roger Turner
Jason Viydo
Dan Wallace
Scott Whaley
Marilyn Wick

Windermere Seattle-Northlake
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Company
17711 Ballinger Way N.E.
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Phone: 206-364-8100
Fax: 206-364-2614
Email: northlake@windermere.com
Website: windermerenorthlake.withwre.com

Sabah Al-Haddad
Marella Alejandrino
Christopher Byler
Seetha Chittar
Jan Craven-Greenberg
WRE Northlake Email
Ryan Francescutti
Ann Hovik
OB Jacobi
Jennifer Johnsen
Denise Johnson
Nicole Kraft-Canitz
Amanda Mayberry
Sheila McKee
Cheri Moll
Windermere Northlake
Beverly Prkacin Read
Maureen Richards
Jeff Strom
Jaclyn Tomaras
Leo Van Hollebeke
Sarah Wolverton
Nicole Zaffarano

Windermere Seattle-Northwest
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/FN
12250 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133

Phone: 206-367-4720
Fax: 206-361-6943
Email: northw@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerenorthwest.com

Bruce Ainslie
Naureen Ali
Mary P. Anderson
Brooke Barnes
Sandra Brenner
Kathe Charais
Debbie Cooper
Internet Coordinator
Bill Drummond
Erika Hartzog
Nicole Haun
Karen Hayes
Larry Helms
Jim Hill
Steve Hill
Shannon Hill Hanson
Cristina Jensen
Andrew Kim
Lindsay Kim
Carmen A. Kloth
Lexie Knull
Dennis Koepke
Brian Landreville
Josephine LaRosa
David Malmgren
Sunshine McArthur
Dick McPhaden
Fritz Nichols
Northw Nichols
Nwfax Nichols
Nwscan Nichols
Officedocs Nichols
Carl Nicholson
Jill Nicholson
Michelle Ogle
Sharilyn Patterson
Kay Rigley
Steve Hill and Sandra Brenner
Matthew Skeel
Tamara Stangeby
Jay Yancey

Windermere Seattle-Queen Anne
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Wall Street, Inc.
214 W McGraw St.
Seattle, WA 98119

Phone: 206-283-8080
Fax: 206-283-5650
Email: queenanne@windermere.com
Website: www.windermere-queenanne.com

Compliance Account
Nicole Bailey
George Beasley
Kevin Bohnert
Nicole Christopher
Ann Clark
Chris Cooley
Internet Coordinator
Andres Garcia
Susan G. Gilbert
Stephanie Goode
Janet Haberbush
Scott Haveson
Kris Hendricks
Karla Hulse
Stephanie Imsande
Dana Johnston
Arison Knapp
Mary Lee
Susan Leonardson
Michael Macdonald
Randie Nelson
Leah Pham
Front Desk Queen Anne
Kamie Rasmussen
Holley Ring
Michael Schrepfer
Aaron Sean
Rene Stern
Scott Torre
Robbie Wald Tradal
Nancy Williams
Melanie Young

Windermere Seattle-Sand Point
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Company
5424 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Phone: 206-524-1100
Fax: 206-526-7614
Email: sandpt@windermere.com
Website: www.seattle-sand-point.windermere.com

Kate Allen
Chris R. Austin
Linda Balyeat
The Beach Team
Sue Bethke
Brenda Brake
I C
Dillon Chatriand
Mark Corcoran
Marissa Cram
Debbie Jenner Culp
Jessica Dales
Kim O. Dales
Isabelle Dowling
Carolyn Erickson
Nick Foote
Aaron Fredrickson
Carole Fredrickson
Mike Gannon
Katharine Gibson
Mary Gibson
Joie Gowan
Phyllis Haaland
Laura Halliday
Phyllis Hanen
Christine Henn
Mark Holden
Jonna Hood
Nat Hopper
OB Jacobi
Kristi Johnson
Dale Kaneko
Norm Kaneko
Colleen Keilbart
Cherie Keller
Donna King
Paula Knopf
Brad Knowles
Kim Knowles
Edward Krigsman
Dora Krupanics
Megan Kukull
Tom Lavigne
Timothy W. Lenihan
Rick Lubov
Tom Maider
Jordan Malloch
Renee Menti Ruhl
Cathy Millan
Elsa Nunes-Ueno
Sand Point Office
Leslie Ota
Georgia S. Perez
Kelly Pornour
Kian Pornour
Sandpoint Printer
Sue Rockwell
Jill Rotset
Janet Schanno
Barbara Shikiar
Jeri P. Smith
Sally Tafft
Patti Verschueren
Dave Weaver
Maggie Weissman
Jay West
Jeff Williamson
Doug Zeiler

Windermere Seattle-Wall Street
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Wall Street, Inc.
2420 2nd Ave. at Wall St.
Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 206-448-6400
Fax: 206-448-3291
Email: wallst@windermere.com
Website: windermere-wallstreet.com

Office Legal Email Admin - Email for P&S Documents
Office Administration
Carol Ard
Gina Ard
Ginger Ard
Kay Asai
Lara Baca
Chris Bajuk
Joe Bills
Broker Care
Anne Carney
Cathleen Carney
Kelly Cash
Suzanne Charnos
Ying Chen
Mark Dagg
Suzanne Charnos Dan Petesch
Mary Ann Dickhoff
Claire Dion
Elinor Dofredo
Dan Drummey
Janine Duncan
Olga Dyckman
Mina Ellis
Don Ennes
Kathrin Faulkner
Wall St Fax
Rick Finer
Jennifer Fink
Mary Ann Fordyce
Joe Galindo
Rich Gangnes
Ellen Gillette
Carol Gilmore Sauter
Bill Gleason
Phillip Greely
John Grieco
Todd Hagan
Lauren Hendricks
Stephen Hicks
Leah Hill
Jake Jacobsen
Richard Kaiser
Stewart Karstens
Jed Kliman
Tom Knee
Chelise Kuhn
Gerry Ann Lanphier
Penny J. Lewis
Coleen Lovell
Mary McCrone
Amy McDavid
Jeff Morgan
Joseline Mucha
Jack O'Berg
Randall O'Dowd
Phyllis Ohrbeck
Sharon Parmenter
Melody Paxton
Dan Petesch
Shannon Praetorius
Margeaux Rabbage
Chris Sadowsky
Judie Sanders
Ed Santos
Jan Slawson
David Stelzer
Qasim Tanga
Andy Tonning
Stuart Vincent
Heidi Ward
Mary Welk
John Wellman
D. Lisa West
Christopher Wetzel
Mari Womack
Deborah Young
Matt Zaharias

Windermere Seattle-Wedgwood
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Company
8401 35th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Phone: (206) 522-9600
Fax: (206) 527-3818
Email: wedgwood@windermere.com
Website: http://seattle-wedgwood.windermere.com/

Mary Abbott
Nancy Bolin
Barbara Brandt
Ben Buckley
Blake Budden
Bill Cecil
Patrick J. Corr
Greg Cowan
John Cowan
Jill Cunningham
Marie Davis
Brenda Dimond
Mark Emily
Kevin Erickson
Tracy Erickson
Rhona Feldman
Michele Flinn
Rob Graham
Brian Griffin
Bryan Haworth
Anita Italiane Hearl
High Heermans, JD
Maddy Heinrich
Merritt Hess
Casey Holme
OB Jacobi
Pamela Jensen
DT Levy
Eileen Lindsey
Kelland Lindsey
Kelland & Eileen Lindsey
Bryan Loe
Kathy MacDuff
Jennifer Maher
Terri Maloney
Kim Marsh-Stearns
Stuart Miner
Jay Nemitz
Marsha Nemitz
Ann O'Neil
Wedgwood Office
Roberta Pletz
David Prater
Carissa Saffel
Nick Simonton
Laura Smith
Michael Strazzara
Tanya Thackeray Wilson
Gary Thompson
Wedgwood Transactions
Marina Vitasovic
Krystal Wade
Neale Weaver
Cisca Wery
Bill Wilson
Wedgwood Windermere
Katherine Zorich Walsh

Windermere Seattle-West Seattle
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Wall Street, Inc.
4526 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Phone: 206-935-7200
Fax: 206-937-6574
Email: westseattle@windermere.com
Website: http://www.windermerewestseattle.com/

Susan Anda
Doug Baldwin
John Benson
Anne Bentrott-Wise
Carla Brobeil
Kevin Broveleit
Baouyen Chan
Internet Coordinator
West Seattle Documentation
Tamera Duke
Natalie English
Bill Fazekas
Javier Fosado
Shelley Godwin
Teresa J. Grassley
Chloe Gubata
Rebecca Hartsook
Mara Haveson
Gayle Hellriegel
Tonya Hennen
Sandra Hines
Chuck Houston
Jim Jacobsen
West Seattle Junction Fax
Robert Kelly
Holly Kemery
Kate Kenney
Mike Kirk
Kevin Krout
Laura Krumwiede
Karen Lavallee
Meredith Laws
Dawn Leverett
Rick Lohr
Desiree Loughlin
Jessica Lynn
Kelly Malloy
Gina Malvestuto
Nancy McKallor
Jennifer McQuade
Vickie Mengedoht
Kurt Metzger
Cara Mohammadian
Scott Monroe
Margaret Nordahl
Joe Nye
Barb Ogden
Millie Osborne
DeAnna Piccini
Andria Pinkowski
Anastasia Reed
John C. Rockwood
Cori Roed
Lacie Roth
Lucas Roth
Dustin Schisler
Connie Sorensen
Matthew Spenny
Randie Stone
Karin Swendsen
James Tibbetts
Kim Tingley
Desirée Tkach
Mary Ann Vandergriff
David Warren
Cara Wass de Czege
Christina Waterhouse
Bill Wayburn
Britt Wibmer
Peter Wolf

Windermere Sedro-Woolley
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/North Cascades
520 Cook Rd
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284

Office: (360) 856-4901
Email: sedrowoolley-@windermere.com
Website: www.windermeresedrowoolley.com

Shawn Danley
Cell/Direct:(360) 856-4901
Email: sdanley@windermere.com
Website :www.RentalsWPM.com

Tiffany Danley
Cell/Direct:(360) 298-4857
Email: Danley@windermere.com
Website :www.TheDanley-Group.com

Becky Elde
Cell/Direct:(360) 770-9427
Email: beckyelde@windermere.com
Website :www.beckyelde.com

Tahlia Honea
Cell/Direct:(360) 333-5815
Email: tahlia@windermere.com

Deborah McNeal
Cell/Direct:(360) 707-8073
Email: dsmcneal@windermere.com
Website:www.DeborahMcNeal.com

Amy Russell
Cell/Direct:(360) 856-4901
Email: amyrussell@windermere.com
Website:www.WindermereSedroWoolley.com

Windermere Sequim- East
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate Sequim East
842 East Washington
Sequim, WA 98382

Phone: 360-683-4844
Fax: 360-683-1122
Email: wresequim@olypen.com
Website: www.sequimproperty.com/windermeresequimeast/

Melanie Arrington
Alan Burwell
SequimEast Coordinator
Carol Dana
Carolyn Dodds
Robert Dodds
Dianna Erickson
Heidi Hansen
Chuck Murphy
Sheryl Payseno Burley
Cathy Reed
Jean Ryker
David Sharman
Jan Sivertsen
Jessica Warriner

Windermere Sequim- Sunland
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Sunland
137 Fairway Dr
Sequim, WA 98382

Phone: 360/683-6880
Fax: 360/683-9614
Email: alanb@olypen.com
Website: http://sequim-sunland.windermere.com

Alan Burwell
Tyler Conkle
Bill Huizinga
Deb Kahle
Terry Peterson
Irene & Mike Schmidt Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Dollie Sparks

Windermere Services Company 

Office Address:
Windermere Services Company
5424 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105 

Phone: 206-527-3801
Fax: 206-526-7629
mail: wsc@windermere.com
Website: www.windermere.com 
Selina Bowen
Susie Bustamante
Katie Clegg
Nellie DeBruyn
Chris Demco
Paul Drayna
Michael Fanning
Ashley Frei

Matthew Gardner
Greg Gustafson
OB Jacobi
Duane Johnson
Julia Jordan
Edward S. Krigsman
Chris Ma
Diane Madore-Anderson
Scott Mitchelson
Bill Murray
Mark Oster
Chip Painter
Carolyn Rathe
Don Riley
Military Services
Jim Shapiro
Amanda Sox
Chris Stephan
Shawn Sullivan
Lansing Teal
Mike Teather
Lai Tran
Kendra Vita
Lora Wilson
Christine Wood
Geoff Wood
Jill Wood

Windermere Services – Marketing
Office Address:
Windermere Services Company
815 Western Ave., Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: (206) 695-5959
Fax: (206) 357-2393
Email: support@windermere.com
Website: www.windermere.com

Tiana Baur
Noelle Bortfeld
Office Coordinator
Windermere Cup
Front Desk
Nicole Dundas
Ashley Eager
Margaret Eckert
Sam Everyagent
Kait Graettinger
Marketing Guest
Robyn Hallonquist
Jonah Hoskins
Gina Kim
Kate Ledbetter
Windermere Marketing
Vikki Nakamura
Kathleen Nolan
Sonja Riveland
Shelley Rossi
Tara Sharp
Summer Splash
Trudy Taylor
Mary Lynn Thompson
Marilou Ubungen
Kimi Wagoner

Windermere Services-Mountain West
Office Address:
Windermere Services Mountain West
25 West Cataldo, Suite A
Spokane, WA 99201

Phone: 509-468-2923
Fax: 509-468-3203
Email: wsmw@windermere.com
Website: www.experiencewindermere.com

John Becker
Diana Davis Hehn
Spokane Info@
Jim Lodato
Services Mountain West
Rebekah Singer
Social Spokane
Guest User
Janet Weldon
Scott Wetzel
Tracie Wetzel
Spokane@ Windermere

Windermere Shelton
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Himlie
920 Railroad Ave. / P.O. Box 729
Shelton, WA 98584

Phone: 360-426-2646/800-281-2740
Fax: 360-426-2698
Email: shelton@windermere.com
Website: shelton.windermere.com

Jeanne Blanton
Andy Conklin
Jef Conklin
Daralynne Fitzpatrick
Brady Fuller
Keith Fuller
Krisy Henry
Jill Himlie
Vince Himlie
Windermere Real Estate/ Himlie, Inc. - Shelton, WA
Stephanie Johnson
Denise Matylinski
Tracey McGlothlin
Bethany Simmons
Carolyn Vivian
Kelly Zoldak

Windermere Shoreline
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Shoreline
900 North 185th Street
Shoreline, WA 98133-3903

Phone: 206-546-5731
Fax: 206-546-5741
Email: shoreline@windermere.com
Website: www.windermereshoreline.com

Gary Alston
Therasa Alston
Mark Blackbourn
Bill Burns
Julie Carlton
Cheryl DeLaittre
Isabella DiLucca
Michael Dodge
Pat Dornay
Dave Douglas
Saihou Drammeh
Shawna Eden
Kim Edwards-Fukei
Kristine Emerson
Audra Farley
JC Gagnaire
Jennifer Gay
Bill Gibson
Henry Goss
Mary Jane Goss
Shoreline Graphic Designs
Chris Haynes
Nancy Huoth
Debbie Jaeger
Kira James
Rick Kalamar
Christine Kelly
Clint Kinzel
Laura Kinzel
Bob Koo
Steve Koon
Laura Kremer Carl
Lee Lageschulte
Jean Linhardt
John Lough
Billie Lunsford
Jack Malek
Anne Millman
Lella Norberg
David O'Connor
Ann O'Leary
Soo Paik
Tobiah Paik
Ranee Palacios
Scott T. Phariss
Sharon Seferos Pierce
Leslie Sharkey
Karen Sherrell
Windermere Shoreline
Sandra Simmons
Leif Stenfjord
Scott T. Phariss
Shelley M. Thompson
Ingrid Tollessen
Gary M. Turner
Hanneli Turner
Jamie Wang

Windermere Silverdale
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/West Sound, Inc
9939 Mickelberry Rd. NW
Silverdale, WA 98383

Phone: 360-692-6102 or 206-282-5340
Fax: 360-698-4614
Email: silverdale@windermere.com
Website: www.windermeresilverdale.com

Agent Assistant
Bill Bailey
Mike Bay
Deb Becker
Judy Bigelow
Rod Blackburn
Nick Blickhan
Donna Bosh
John C. Hays
Alan Cady
Lindsay Clark
Jamie Colon
Eric Cookson
Crystal Dahlhauser
Mark A. Danielsen
Dino Davis
Summer Davy
Steve Derrig
Carter Dotson
Tori Dotson
Molly Ells
Marie Flanders
Jason Galbreath
Bob Guardino
Judy Hartness
Tom & Marie Hooker
Mary Ellen Hooks
Julie Wurden Jablonski
Kevin Jennings
Christine Johnson
Dave Jones
Jessica Kennedy
Jennifer Kilkenny
Christina Kuske
Nancy Mackleit
Bonnie Michal
Joe Michelsen
Adam Moon
Erin Moon
Glenn Morrison
Stuart Nethery
Kathy Olsen
Jeanette Paulus
Mike Pitts
Belinda Rider
Carol Sue Rogers
Jordan Rogers
Christine Salo
Philip Scheer
Kim Stewart
Jack Stodden
Victor Targett, CCIM
Kristina Togia
Wendy Tonge
Kate Wilson
Silverdale Windermere

Windermere Snohomish
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Snohomish, Inc.
731 2nd Street
Snohomish, WA 98290

Phone: (360)568-1537
Fax: (360)568-1530
Email: wre.sno@windermere.com
Website: www.snohomishwindermere.com

Karalyn & Ron Andersen
Melinda Baena
Cindy Berg
Tina Cairns
Gayle Campbell
Tim Denton
Haley Duke
Marie Hartung
Amanda Hellman
Angie Kelleher
Alicia Kersavage
Jeff Larson
Rhonda LePoidevin
Todd Lipke
Maureen Loomis
Nonie Martin
Jayne Miller
Dani Miska
Tanya Mock
Kaysie O'Dell
Kathie Salvadalena
Mitzie L Schield
Kevin Shinn
Windermere Real Estate Snohomish Inc
Bill Steffener
Kathy Stevens
Sandy Trice
Kelly Turner
Cyndi Vannoy
Karen Young
Shanley Zinger

Windermere Spokane-City Group
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/City Group, LLC
1237 W Summit Pkwy., Suite B
Spokane, WA 99201

Phone: 509-323-2323
Fax: 509-323-2353
Email: citygroup@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerecitygroup.com

Denise Ashcroft
Michelle Baker
Daniel Bergmann
Windermere City Group
Cody Craig
Tina Craig
Cathy Dernbach
Joey Duris
Carrie Eutsler
Sandy Falkner
Joe Garst
Ryan Knudson
Ric Lake
Joe Lanet
Darren Lawson
Lisa Lembeck
Bob Maxwell
Donna Mergen
Linda Peters
Claire Peterson
Stephanie Peterson, MRP
Jan Roseleip
Laurie L. Ross
Margaret Sandusky
Kolby Schoenrock
Chris Siemens
Kara Siemens
Mom And Son Team
Tina Sowl
Jennifer Tiffany
Cathey Wells
Randy Wells

Windermere Spokane-Cornerstone
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Cornerstone
1420 N Mullan, #200
Spokane, WA 99206

Phone: (509) 927-7733
Fax: (509) 927-2999
Email: cornerstone@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerespokane.com

Office Administrator
Brian Anderson
Bruce Baldwin
Jeremy Bray
Bill Fatur
Kristy Hamby
Ross Hawkinson
Rusty Hayes
Claudia Hildahl
Steve Hildahl
Eric House
John Stirling Jeremy Bray
Helen Lavelle
Joyce Lingo
Pam Lyon
Sheridon Rennaker
Kevin Russell
John Stirling
Jerry Vanhook
Stuart VanZyverden
Steve Vizzini
Susan Wentz
Kim Williams

Windermere Spokane-Liberty Lake
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Valley, Inc.
1429 N. Liberty Lake Rd., Suite A
Liberty Lake, WA 99019

Phone: (509) 340-8000
Fax: (509) 340-8010
Email: libertylake@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerelibertylake.com

Matt Allen
Char Detro
Rae Flynn
Breanne Jones
Kristi Kerkuta
Allyson Knapp
Josie Krahn
Windermere Liberty Lake
Shawna Lumley
Cate Moye
Louise Ortega
Mary Lou Shiley
Wendy Shiley
Liberty Lake Transactions
Bill White
Sandy Zoller

Windermere Spokane-Manito
Office Address:
Windermere/Manito LLC
2829 South Grand Blvd, Ste 101
Spokane, WA 99203

Phone: 509-747-1051
Fax: 509-747-9160
Email: manito@windermere.com
Website: www.windermeremanito.com

Clark Betts
Khalil Beznaiguia
Chris Bornhoft
Marianne Bornhoft
Marianne Bornhoft
Carol Capra
Greg Durheim & Carol Groves
Bart Cloninger
Matthew Cocks
Internet Coordinator
Heidi Crawford
Jerry Crossett
Darlene Dawson
Katie DeBill
Yvonne DeBill
Suzy Dix
Gjonnette Dugger
Greg Durheim
Hilary Garber
Stephanie Gates
Mary Frances Gence
Carol Groves
M Guenther
Sue Hare
Brad Harris
Ashlie Hatchitt
Sam Hess
Kelly Hunt
Karen Jones
W. Michael Keller
April Key
Dusty Klink
Jill Klinke
Doug Koenig
Alex Kokkoris
Jim Lister
Mary O'Connell Marr
Jackie Mather
Maryanna Mayer
Brett McCandless
Dawn McKenna
Marcy Mongan
Marolee Morris
Roy Mortlock
Vickie Munch
Lana Neeley
Tom Neupert
Fritz W. Nichols
Joseph K. Nichols, Sr.
Pam Novell
Sally O'Brien
Nicole Ochoa
Barbara Parlet
Kathi Pate
Tim Penna
Janet Pittmann
Whitney Ramsey
Sola Raynor
Sandy Ridge
Judy Rowland
Jen Sawyer
D.J. Sebanc
Lori Sherfey
Gaye Shumaker
Brian Smith
Hollie Smith
Manito Tech
Bob Travis
Bob Travis (HUD)
Tony Vaughn
Connie Wilson
Rick Wood
Dan Wynia
Kathleen Wynia
Nancy Wynia

Windermere Spokane-North
Office Address:
Windermere North Spokane LLC
9017 N Country Homes Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99218

Phone: 509-467-6640
Fax: 509-466-3610
Email: windermerenorth@windermere.com
Website: www.yourwindermere.com

Dick Aagard
Suzette Alfonso
James Allen
Jeanne Barnes
Lorelei Barrett
Melissa Barton
Dallas Becker
John Becker
Marianne Becker
Howard Bergdoll
Ron Bledsoe
Josiah Boone
Tammy Brutschy
Michele Buck
Steve Cain
Howard Bergdoll and Catherine Sutherland
Chris Connelly
Martina Coordes
Esse Costello
Dyer Davis
Stacy Dunaway
Ken DuPree
Marjorie A. DuPree
Aaron Edwards
Jim Farrow
North Fax
Ken Garceau
Linda Gilroy
Mike Gleason
David Graesser
Brandi Graham-Snow
Hal Greene
Jim Greenup
Kerry Grimes
Karilynn Hardan
Kent Harrison
Nancy Haskell
Patti Helring
Jody Henderson
Dwight Hille
Bonnie Howell
Billy Iseman
Dale Johnson
Veronica Johnson
Nancy Jones
Wendy Kennedy
Laura Krauth
Dave Lawrence
Sue Lesher
Chris Lucas
Chris & Karie Lucas
Karie Lucas
Teena Maguire
John Markley
Floyd McDonald
Case McGinley
Roy McHaney
Darwin McKibbin, CRS
Shelly Monahan-Cain
Dana Morris
Jack Morse
Brigette Murphy
Bookkeeper North
Processor North
Windermere North
Bill O'Dea
Enju Park
Dan Pasby
Shelby Pearson
Marie Pence
Julie Fender Pohl
Gary Redding
Joi Rhodes
Ron Rogers
Michael Rubrecht
April Sherwood
Juliene Speck
Shelly Monahan-Cain & Steve Cain
Catherine Sutherland
Larry Urann
Steve Wallin
Julie Weaver
Robin Wendel
Kevin Wick
Don Williams
Amanda Wright
Jim Wynne

Windermere Spokane-Valley
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Valley, Inc.
15812 East Indiana Avenue, Suite 203
Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Phone: (509) 928-1991
Fax: (509) 928-4250
Email: valley@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerevalleyspokane.com

Cheryl Boisen
Jim Bowden
Cindy Calvert
Brooke Carey, ABR, CNE
Micheal Chappell
Dustian Coates
Melissa Curryer
Dan Dhaenens
Maggie Dyko
Gayle Earling
Sharon Ehrhardt
Jacque Eide
Rae Flynn
Ken Fry
Don Hay
Tawny Hiett
Kim Hynes
Ellie Jones
Nila Jorden-Rosslow
Lori Joy
Bob Krafft, AB, CRS, MBA
Gary Kuster
Wendy Kuster
Jen Deming Lee
Andrea Malone
Annette McAlister
Keri McFarland
Terrence P McKanna
Social Media
Camilla Mounts
Cate Moye
Rick Pearman-Gillman
Doug Pecha
Dana Pendergrass
Lori Peters
Lori Peters, ABR, CRS, GRI
Sally Prete
Pam Reilly
B. Todd Rooks
Noreen Rooks
Becky Ruark
Glen Scott
Scott Sloane
Windermere Spokane Valley
Lisa Sweeney
Dave Syrcle, ABR
Valley Transactions
Debbie Turnbow
John Q. White
Fletcher Wilkens
Roger Williamson
Larry and Sharon Windhorst
Sharon Windhorst
Trevor Windhorst

Windermere Stanwood
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/CIR
7359 267th St. NW, Ste. D
Stanwood, WA 98292

Phone: 360-629-8233,877-602-8200
Fax: 360-629-2733
Email: stanwood@windermere.com
Website: www.camanorealestate.com

Molly Alumbaugh
Keith Bjornethun
Doris Blas
Michael Borthwick
Bill Duncan
Bill Duncan
Linda Gleadle
Marla Heagle
Randy Heagle
Michele Housner
Barbara Huff
Megan Johnson
Julie Love
Steve Love
Steve & Julie Love
Homeowners Association Management
Denise McDonald
Ray Mueller
Hans Ostrander
Robert Sandoz
Robert Sandoz

Windermere Stevenson
Office Address:
Windermere Glenn Taylor Real Estate
220 SW Second / P.O. Box 280
Stevenson, WA 98648

Phone: 509/427-2777
Fax: 509/427-2770
Email: stevenson@windermere.com
Website: windermerestevenson.com

Bob Anderson
Dave Bennett
Mary Lou Bennett
Kim Chadney
Frank Cox
Jim Joseph
Amanda Renner
Angela Rodriguez-Renner
Kim Salvesen-Pauly

Windermere Tacoma-North
Office Address:
Windermere Professional Partners
2209 N Pearl Street #200
Tacoma, WA 98406

Phone: 253-565-1189
Fax: 253-830-3500
Email: professional@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerepropartners.com

Dianne Adkins
Janet Armitage
Annette Beardemphl
Mark Bergman
Cyrus Bonnet
Lisa Carlson
Mark Carns
Nikki Carson
Leighanne Cheslik
Cathie Christie
Colleen Cook
Judi Duncan
Peter Elswick
Consuella Evans
Erin Farquhar
Peter J. Filmer
Zach Flowers
Matt Francis
Fenny Friis
Jenny Gullikson
Michael Handy
Mike Handy
Hilary Heim
Kelli Jo Hjalseth
Jim Hoiland
Stephen(Shu) Hsu
Jasmyn Jefferson
Kelsey Kovach
Mark & Mark
Michael McNiel
Ryan Meacham
Dawn Medling
Autumn Mills
Alex Munoz
Deanne O'Connell
Tanya Odom
Krista Osborne
Chase Peart
Mark Pinto
Windermere Professional Partners
Greg Pubols
WPP Realtors
Mandy Sakemi
Maggie Schauble
Monica Scott
Client Services
Kristy Skobel
South Sound Property Group
Dave Spencer
Michele Spencer
Amy Steele
CJ Stewart
Greg Stock
Sarah Stolberg
Diane Thomas
Amy Thor
Mike Tipton
Will Warren
Tameka Washington
Jeff Williams
Jeff A. Williams
Meagan Zacher
Debbie Zessin

Windermere Tacoma-Professional Partners
Office Address:
Windermere Professional Partners
4701 S 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

Phone: 253-565-1189
Fax: 253-565-6178
Email: professional@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerepropartners.com

Nicole Alderson
Teresa Alderson
Shannon Bell-Peterson
Brandy Brazeau
Chip Butzko
Tracy Butzko
Christina Cardin
Shelly Crane
Linda Diehl
Stacie Dylan
Alison Easley
WPP Faxes
Fenny Friis
David Gala
Curtis Gibson
Marguerite Giguere
Diane Gilmore
Jennifer Golder
Bryan Hall
Amber Hight
Matt Hume
Tom Hume
Sloan Hunter
Jeff Jensen
Jacob Jezek
Anne Jones
Amanda Jorgensen
Ryan Knicely
Janet Lee
Brenna Lee Harrington
The Lee Team
Kirk Lent
Amy Lowry
Danni Lunt
Regina Madiera-Gorden
Corey Matney
Kevin Mullin
Windermere Professional Partners
Nancie Quach
Scott Schulz
Joyce Shipley
Weekend Staff
Jim Swanson
Brent Tornquist
Mark Van Antwerp
Cheryl Wilkerson

Windermere Tacoma-University Place
Office Address:
Windermere Professional Partners
2700 Bridgeport Way W, Suite F
University Place, WA 98466

Phone: 253-565-1121
Fax: 253-565-1371
Email: professional@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerepropartners.com

Mark Akers
Chris Barrett
Ray Bolinger
Elsa Borgen
Pat Busick
Patience Colkitt
Kaylee Colwell
The Commencement
Jerry Foss
Fenny Friis
Brandie Hassing
Debbie Homeyer
JoAnn Jett
Carrie LaRocque
Jason Leyes
WPP Marketing
Sandy McKenzie
Kristin Niebergall
Karen Noland
Garrett T Pessemier
Elisa Pierce
Windermere Professional Partners
Client Services
Client Services
Steve Sloboda
LeRoy Smith
Cindy Stewart
Ken Thiemann
Jeremy Vallery-Watson
D Wright

Windermere Tri-Cities Commercial
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Tri-Cities
329 North Kellogg
Kennewick, WA 99336

Phone: 509-737-9429
Fax: 509-737-9462
Email: rfowler@windermere.com
Website:
http://www.windermeretricities.com/property_management/

Windermere Admin
Internet Coordinator
Gary Earp
Rob Ellsworth
Alan Kowalski
Ben Murphy
Robin Murphy
Debbie Pfeifer
Scott Sautell
Jill Wise

Windermere Tri-Cities Kennewick
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Tri-Cities
329 North Kellogg Street
Kennewick, WA 99336

Phone: 509-783-8811
Fax: 509-783-4924
Email: tricity@windermere.com
Website: www.windermeretricities.com

Ted Arnold
Sally Ashby
Jason Barrow
Cheryl Baumgartner
Jane Beyer
Cori Blake
Monica Brown
Greg Dean Castro
April Connors
Larry Conrad
Transaction Coordinator
Eric Culverhouse
Wendy Davis
Heather Derryberry
Wendy Dixon
George Eakin
Ken Edwards
Lori Ehlis
Dawn Ellsworth
Theta Ellsworth
Ashley Fernandez
Sally Jo Freund
Brad Fuller
Carol Fuller
Penny Gardner
Sandra M. Garza
Kelley Gravenslund
Karlie Hall
Reece Hamm
Jim Hammond
Diane Henze
Bobbie Ingraham
Greg Johnston
Patricia Johnstone
Linda Kennedy
Tom Lachmann
Wayne Langford
Dave Larson
Wendy Lattin-Stovall
Gary Lefebvre
Teresa Loftus-Culverhouse
Julie Lynch
Amy Mace
Chris Manolopoulos
Brian Matthews
Linda McClelland
Marty Miles
Rex Miller
John Mower
Jim Neary
Julie Nelson
Lisa Oser
Karla Palmer
Debbie Pfeifer
Chris Powell
Kelli Proctor
Linda Proctor
Bill Prussing
Marv Purvis
Sandra Questad
Dave Retter
Diane Retter
Jared Retter
Kelly Retter
Leslie Retter-Sautell
Sue Rhoads
Linda Roberts
Linda Robinson
Mike Robinson
Dave Scott
Dave & Sherry Scott
Sherry Scott
Joel Solis
Alice Stallcop
Harold Thompson
Mark Trout
Alanna Uhler
Anne Ward
Debbie Weberling
Anne Ward & Wendy Davis
Lou Whitemarsh
Thadd Williams
Amanda Windom
Scanner Wre Tc
Marcia Wyatt

Windermere Tri-Cities Richland
Office Address:
Windermere Group One/Tri-Cities
490 Bradley Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352

Phone: 509-946-1188
Fax: 509-946-0284
Email: groupone@windermere.com
Website: www.grouponetricities.com

Lynn Affleck
Chris Albrecht
Jenny Albrecht
Kelly Allen
Don Bouchey
Toby Bouchey
Dan Bruchman
Christina Brunson
Janie Bunch
Tonya Callies
Alana Carter
Katie Copeland
Darla Cravens
Kyle Cravens
Carol-Lynn denHoed
Ruth Dingfield
Geri Fleming
Dani Gilchrist
Lisa Green
Windermere Group One
Dan Hansen
Kim Harty
Marilyn Hodgson
Jessica Hollandsworth
Garland Huff
Barb Keltch
John Keltch
John & Barbara Keltch
Damion Lalka
Ericka Lalka
Terry Loney
Tim May
Nancy Miskho
Tom Moore
Jed Morris
Joe Mullins
Melissa Niebuhr
Morgan Nielsen
Kyle Palmer
Cathy Preston
Lori Pruitte
Mike Punch
Melinda Robinson
Ashley Rubon
Wendy Rush
Sarah Sarver
Jenifer Sawby
Susan Shay-Johnson
Susie Si
Suzanne Siekawitch
Michelle Sisemore
Chris Smith
Shari Stringer
Jeff Thompson
Patti Thompson
Greg Tripp
Deanna Woods

Windermere Vancouver- Mill Plain
Office Address:
Windermere Stellar
12500 SE 2nd Circle, Suite 205
Vancouver, WA 98684

Phone: 360-253-3600
Fax: 360-944-6199
Email: mplain1@windermere.com
Website: windermerevancouver.com

Mill Plain Agent
Cindy Anderson
John Anderson
Keith Anderson
Scott Anthony
Carrie Armstrong
Dan Barkley
Ed Beard
Donna Beck
Jennifer Belmore
Connie Bovee
Rebecca Brown
Judy Burke
Fred Castaldi
Karen Cleveland
Carol J. Curtis
Jason Curtis
Kelly Daniels
Debi Good Flanagan
Kevin Gorby, Sr.
Diane Gregory
Susan Gustafson
Linda Haring
David & LaVern Heiner
Laura Henderson
Rick Jenkins
Nancy Johns
Gary Kaster
Chiou Kolaks
Trent Latshaw
Scott Lewis
Brett Leyden
Charlotte Lien
Rowena C. Lusby
Travis Maley
Tony Manduley
Seth McCauley
Chris McCullough
Admin, Mill Plain
Mereloyd Owen
Linda Owens
Mike Owens
Brian Pelky
Jim Pool
Joanne Powell
Loretta Railing
Nick Redinger
Alan Reeves
Rod Rice
Phyllis Riikonen
Tim Selfridge
Kim Smith
Larry W Smith
Windermere Stellar
Dawn Swanger
Glenna Tanner
Jeff Tanner
James M. Tapio
Staci Uhey
Danny Vallelunga
Janet Voelz
Debra Warnock
David Weedman
Leona Weedman
Patrick Williams
Neelufer Yusef

Windermere Vancouver- Officers Row
Office Address:
Windermere Stellar
850 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661

Phone: (360) 694-4050 or 800-538-2038
Fax: (360) 694-4538
Email: therow@windermere.com
Website: windermerevancouver.com

Jeanne Able
Officers Row Agent
Curtis Ambrose
Omar Arriaga
Cindy Banzer
Marge Bare
Marie Baxter
Mary Benson
John Phillip Betz
Pasqual Contreras
Internet Coordinator
Barbara Corigliano
Sean Coster
Victoria Crumpacker
Kalani Davis
Mary Davis
Relocation Department
Mark Donnelly
Gerry Dowdy
Nathan Drake
Rachael Drake
Julie Drury
Kathy Frisbie
Roger Gantz
Fred Gibbs
Vicki Glasow
Richard Gonzalez
Patrick Gourley
Robin Hamilton
David Harris
Rebecca Harris
Gary D. Heller
Jennifer Hensley
Victor Holmgren
Karen Holove
David Horowitz
Linda Horowitz, CRS,
Ron Howard
Leann Hull
Randy Hunzeker
Kim Kelleher
Mike Lamb
Patty Lilly
Maggie Lind
Keri Lippold
Linda London
Donna Major
Reid Monroe Maritn
Wendy Martin
Carol Miller
Kori Miller
Matthew Morris
Hilda Naranjo
Denice Neddo
Deana Nerton
Mel Ott
Sue Pauley
Lisa Petersen
Patti Philip
Nancy Resnick
Kris Richardson
Ricardo Romagosa
Dan Rupp
Seth Russell
Emily Seelig
Linda Selfridge
Tracy Sheehan
Patti Shmilenko
Dennis Short
Jean Silver
Paula Standfill
Angela Swigert
Tracy Weedman
Erin E. Wright
Amy Zeggert

Windermere Vashon Island
Office Address:
Windermere Vashon
P.O Box 1867/ 17233 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon Island, WA 98070

Phone: 206-463-9148
Fax: 206-463-2231
Email: vashon@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerevashon.com

Linda Bianchi
Richard Bianchi
Lisa Blair
Heather Brynn
Vashon CanonPrinter
Sue Carette
JR Crawford
Connie Cunningham
Cheryl Dalton
Nancy Davidson
Beth de Groen
John de Groen
Sophia de Groen Stendahl
Rose Edgecombe
Lisa Fiano
Paul Helsby
Julie Hempton
Denise Katz
Dale Korenek
Windermere Office
Kathleen Rindge
Sarah Sullivan
Salli Swift
Deborah Teagardin

Windermere Walla Walla
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Walla Walla
202 South First Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Phone: 509-525-2151
Fax: 509-529-2717
Email: wallawalla@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerewallawalla.com

Bradley Beckner
Arda Blevins
Lynne Chamberlain
Debbie Clark
Jack Conley
Internet Coordinator
Assistant DiDario
Jayne DiDario
Michelle Dunham
Shelly Franklin
Sam Galano
Jackie Howard
Cheryl Husted
Erika Ingersoll
Christina Kennell
Julie Ligon
Assistant Martinez
Jose Martinez
Joshua Morris
Diane Pease
James D Pease
Sam Ramos
Michele Rennie
Judy Schlicher
Rebecca Selph
Doug Simcock
Tom Stokes
Toby Swank
Melissa Tetz
Doug Versteeg
Windermere Walla Walla
Rosalie Wheeler
Assistant Wright
Todd Wright
Dana Yarwood

Windermere Wenatchee
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/NCW
517 N. Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801-1158

Phone: 509 662-7184
Fax: 509 662-2656
Email: wenatchee@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerewenatchee.com

Russ Andrews
Alex Arriaza
Jody Campbell
Pamela Cooke
Kathy Emerick
Wendy Fries
Maria Gion
Margo Hetterle
Claudia Hildahl
Steve Hildahl
Julie Jessup
Christie Kay
Cliff Larson
Becky Long
Ruth Macias
Wenatchee Office
Kele Osborn
Jerry Paine
Vera H. Salas
Cindy & Tim Seyster
Jolly Ann Seyster
Tim & Cindy Seyster
Jacqueline SwinDell-Hurst
Jamie L. Wallace

Windermere Westport
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Westport, Inc.
2601 Westhaven Drive, P.O. Box 2369
Westport, WA 98595

Phone: 360-268-1234 or 800-377-0787
Fax: 360-268-0375
Email: westport@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerewestport.com

Tim Anderson
Lorraine Christensen
Mike Coverdale
Mike Coverdale - Commercial
Jennifer Custer
Steven F. Isaacson
Carol Minor
Donnell Shelton
Kevin Todd
Windermere Westport

Windermere Whidbey Island- Coupeville
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Island
P.O. Box 610, 5 South Main St.
Coupeville, WA 98239

Phone: (360) 678-5858
Fax: (360) 678-6743
Email: centerisle@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerewhidbey.com

Bruce Bryson
Mary Bryson
John Carr
Al Chochon
Marilyn Clay
Irene Echenique
John Harris
Jason Joiner
Carmen McFadyen
Clay Miller
Aleshia Mitten
Eric Mitten
Coupeville Office
Jennifer Roberts
Rebecca Robinson
Margaret Wing-Tassano
Jennifer Wynn

Windermere Whidbey Island- Freeland
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey
5531 Freeland Avenue
Freeland, WA 98249

Phone: 360/331-6006
Fax: 360/331-7252
Email: whidbey@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerewhidbey.com

Bernadette Aguiar-Johnson
Linda L. Beeman
Dana Bieber
Sharon Boyle
Linda Casale
Peter Casale
Internet Coordinator
Jennifer Cox
Michelle Cussen
Alicia Dietrich
Jill Engstrom
Lori Ferrario
Amber Fouts
Daniel Fouts
Gordy Frederickson
Lyn Gray
Carol Hanson
Marlane Harrington
Libby Hayward
Jenny Hooper
Whidbey Info
Gail Klebold
Jody LaBissoniere
Kevin Lee
Bryan McCourt
Barbara Mearing
Joseph P. Mosolino
Ann Muniz
Louis Muniz
Jim Norman
Freeland Office
Diana Parker
Sw Pending
South Whidbey Property
Amy Raymond
DoNotDelete Revist123114
Ben Robinett
Jim Short
Sandra Stipe
Sheila White
Michelle Williams
Colleen Winslow
Diane Zwiebel

Windermere Whidbey Island- Langley
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey
223 Second Street ~ P.O. Box 1068
Langley, WA 98260

Phone: 360/221-8898
Fax: 360/221-8878
Email: whidbey@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerewhidbey.com

Julie Bean
Colin Campbell
Langley
Coordinator
Jennifer Cox
Bruce Enter
Barbara Golub
John D. Joynt
Mary Matthew
Shellie Moore
Joseph P.
Mosolino
Langley Office
Nancy Rowan
Steve Strehlau

Windermere Whidbey Island- Oak Harbor
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Whidbey Island
32785 SR 20, Suite 4
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Phone: 360-675-5953
Fax: 360-679-2619
Email: oakharbor@windermere.com
Website: www.windermerewhidbey.com

Lila Barker
Ashley Barnette
Annie Cash
Laura Civinskas
Karen Cox
Heather Czlapinski
Linda Earnhart
Cheri English
Marissa Evans
Kristi Jensen
Anita Johnston
Thomas Kier
Julie Kinnaird
Sarah Konopik
Nikki Leith
Karen Lesetmoe
Cheryl Lueder
Erik Mann
Elaine McDowell
Jason McFadyen
Jennifer McGlothlin
Craig McKenzie
Bob McNeill
Debbie Merritt
Aleshia Mitten
Eric Mitten
Andrew O'Brien
Oak Harbor Office
Windermere Whidbey Property
Management
Diana Rasmussen, Admin
Teresa Reynolds
Mitch Richards
Danny Salinger
Stephania Schleipman
Kristen Stavros
David Stuart
Michael Tenore
Terry Reynolds & Tom Kier
Pamela White
Tina Wieldraayer
Jacki Wyatt
Jonathan Young
Judith Zapanta-Borras

Windermere Windermere Solutions
Office Address:
Windermere Solutions LLC
815 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-695-5959
Fax:
Email: info@windermeresolutions.com
Website: www.windermeresolutions.com

Georgia Admin
Joe Q. Agent
Patricia Aranda
Daniel Bailey
York Baur
Joshua Bentley
Randy Bruhl
Poptart Cat
Ben Cearlock
Josh Christenson
Jeff DeMelle
Solutions Foundation
Adam Griffin
Tom Hartnett
Jillian Igarashi
Biab Impersonation
OB Jacobi
R Jacobi
Regina Kelley
Krista King
Jason Lindsey
Bryan Link
Stephen Lloyd
Dawn McLellan
Luke Mongomery
Marissa Myers
Rachel Nickinovich
Solutions Ops
Nick Pollock
Paul A. Quinn
Appstore Review
Kylah Searing
James Smoak
Jim Smoak
Jim Smoak
Todd Steinberg
Elaine Stephens
Kelly Taylor
Override Test
Password Test
Rackspace Test
Windermere Training
Kate Wickersham

Windermere Woodinville
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/HLC
13901 NE 175th Street Suite 100
Woodinville, WA 98072

Phone: 425-483-5100
Fax: 425-486-7165
Email: woodinville@windermere.com
Website: windermerewoodinville.com

Test Agent
Jennifer Beeler
Tom Berg
Michelle Blue
Nicole Bosko
Erin Bowersox
Kristina Branson
Kathy Brown
Will Bruce
Karal Cox
Jeff Dyer
Woodinville Email
Ashley Farrington
Maureen A. Goodlund
Rhonda Greer
Rick Grimes
Leah Hernandez
Leif Herrington
Sharon Hyde
Nicole Ji
Stacie Jonson
Sean Kelsey
Carl King
Andrew Koeppen
Steve Laccinole
Leslie Lee
Ann Luce-Bruce
Mallory Luemmen
Jen Moore
Gail Murchison
Bruce Rawlinson
Bonnie Reddick
Victor Reddick
Kevin Scott
Bruce Sellers
Beth Shephard
Jorge Silva
Jill Sjolin
Michelle Sullivan
Scott Taylor
Blue Team
Susan M. Webster
Cydny Wells
Keith Wells
Windermere Woodinville
Aaron Zehm
Aaron & Karen Zehm
Karen Zehm

Windermere Yakima
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Yakima
4002 Englewood Ave
Yakima, WA 98908

Phone: 509-965-6655
Fax: 509-574-8973
Email: yakimastaff@windermere.com
Website: www.windermereyakima.com

Freba Afzali
Sam Alvarez
Gary Bailey
Harry Collier
Holly Cousens
Cheri Daniels
Josh DeBoer
Dustin Dirks
Alex Haro
Christina Hoover
JoAnn Houfek
Sally Kobli
Cami Leonard-Corbin
Becki Mitchell
Daina Moore
Susan Riordan
Melissa Shea
Diana Siebol
Wendy Snipes-Heit
Office Staff
Tom Trepanier
Windermere Yakima

Windermere Yelm
Office Address:
Windermere Real Estate/Yelm
PO Box 1257/ 709 Yelm Ave.East
Yelm, WA 98597

Phone: 360/458-3855
Fax: 360/458-1806
Email: yelm@windermere.com
Website: www.windermereyelm.com

Lida Cozzetti
Catie Crane
Stephanie Crone
Brooke Fairchild
Kristin Friis
Chuck Galambos
Christy Gerrish
Steve Gilling
John Graver
Terry Kaminski
Holly Kappert
Roger Rieke
Linda Roberson
Rick Simpson
Melissa Vadnais
Francine Waters
Sheryl Williams

 

Listings are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate as individuals may have changed offices or company affiliation; or may have left the real estate industry entirely since listings were posted.

 

Windermere Real Estate Auburn owner Thomas Tollen—initially charged with residential burglary—pleads guilty to the lesser charge of malicious mischief in the second degree, plus assault in the fourth degree, and two counts of violation of a no contact order—pre sentence; ordered to pay restitution of $6,652.06

 

In the STATE of WASHINGTON, Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS LEE TOLLEN, Defendant; CAUSE NO. 08-1-04642-9, deputy prosecuting attorney for Pierce County, Kevin A. McCann, declares under penalty of perjury:

 

That I am a deputy prosecuting attorney for Pierce County and I am familiar with the police report and/or investigation conducted by the PIERCE COUNTY SHERIFF, incident number 082781145;

 

That the police report and/or investigation provided me the following information;

 

That in Pierce County, Washington, on or about the 4th day of October, 2008, the defendant, THOMAS LEE TOLLEN, did commit the crimes of RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY and ASSAULT IN THE FOURTH DEGREE.

 

On October 4, 2008 Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputies Jank and Shears were dispatched to 19902 30th Street Ct East in response to a call reporting a domestic dispute at that location. Shears contacted Tiffinie Clark at the listed residence while Jank detained Thomas TOLLEN who was leaving the scene in a black Land Rover. According to Deputy Shears, Tiffiinie Clark reported that her ex-boyfriend TOLLEN had assaulted her and damaged her property. Clark explained that TOLLEN called this evening and asked whether he could come to her residence to collect some belongings that remained from having lived there with her until recently. Clark explained that she had plans that evening so it was not a good time for him to come over that night. Despite her request that TOLLEN come another time, he arrived at her residence a short time later. According to Clark the defendant became suspicious that she was going on a date with another man so he demanded that she return a $2,000 watch he had given her as a gift a few years ago. When Clark refused to return the watch TOLLEN became upset and pushed her in the shoulders, knocking her off balance. Clark advised that she told TOLLEN that he needed to leave but he ignored her request and began ransacking her house in an apparent attempt to recover the watch he had given her. Clark stated that TOLLEN damaged a bathroom vanity, a watch band, a cell phone and her pants while he remained in her home. Clark eventually fled the residence and called 911 from a neighbor’s home.

 

Deputy Jank was en route to Clark’s residence when he observed TOLLEN leaving the scene in his black Land Rover. TOLLEN admitted that “things got blown out of proportion” when he had gone to Clark’s residence to gather his belongings. TOLLEN admitted to damaging a bathroom vanity during the argument but reported that he would “pay to fix them.”

 

I DECLARE UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON THAT THE FOREGOING IS TRUE AND CORRECT.

 

DATED: October 6, 2008
PLACE: TACOMA, WA

 

/s/ KEVIN A. McCANN
KEVIN A. McCANN, WSB# 25182

 

 

In a "Statement of Defendant on Plea of Guilty to Non-Sex Offense," under question #11, "The judge has asked me to state what I did in my own words that makes me guilty of this crime. This is my statement: On October 4, 2008, in Pierce county, WA, I did knowingly and maliciously cause physical damage to a cabinet, a watch band, a cell phone and a clothing item belonging to Tiffinie Clark. Ms. Clark and I had a prior dating relationship."

In a "Statement of Defendant on Plea of Guilty (Misdemeanor)," under question #11, "The judge has asked me to state what I did in my own words that makes me guilty of this crime. This is my statement: [II] On Oct 4, 2008, in Pierce Co., WA, I intentionally pushed Tiffinie Clark, a woman I had previously dated. [III] On Oct 8, 2008, I left voice mail [and IV] messages for Tiffinie Clark, a woman I had dated, in violation of a no contact order - the term of which I had knowledge of."

JUDGMENT AND SENTENCE on Count 1, Malicious Mischief in the Second Degree — DV (Charge Code H13) in part states:

In CAUSE NO. 08-1-04642-9 JUDGMNET AND SENTENCE (FJS) [x] Jail One Year or Less

IT IS SO ORDERED:

$500.00 Crime Victim assessment

$100.00 DNA Database Fee

$200.00 Criminal Filing Fee

$800.00 TOTAL

 

[x] The above total does not include all restitution which may be set by later order of the court. An agreed restitution order may be entered. RCW 9.94A.753. A restitution hearing: [x] shall be set by the prosecutor. [x] is scheduled for 3/26/09 @ 9:00 am.

 

4.3 NO CONTACT

The defendant shall not have contact with victim...

4.5 JAIL ONE YEAR OR LESS. The defendant is sentenced as follows. (a) CONFINEMENT. RCW 9.94A.589. Defendant is sentenced to the following term of total confinement in the custody of the county jail: 30 days/months on Count I

[x] PARTIAL CONFINEMENT. Defendant may serve the sentence, if eligible and approved, in partial confinement in the following programs, subject to the following conditions: [x] Home Detention RCW 9.94A. 731,.190

VOTING RIGHTS STATEMENT: RCW 10.64.140. I acknowledge that my right to vote has been lost due to felony convictions. If I am registered to vote, my voter registration will be cancelled. My right to vote may be restored by: a) A certificate of discharge issued by the sentencing court, RCW 9.94A.637; b) A court order issued by the sentencing court restoring the right, RCW 9.92.066; c) A final order of discharge issued by the indeterminate sentence review board, RCW 9.96.050, or d) A certificate of restoration issued by the governor, RCW 9.96.020. Voting before the right is restored is a class C felony, RCW 92A.84.660. Defendant's signature : [signature of ThomaS Tollen]

 

 

JUDGMENT AND SENTENCE [x] Plea of Guilty, AS TO COUNTS II, III, AND IV ONLY, in part states:

This matter coming on regularly for hearing in open court on the 20 day of Feb, 2009, the defendant THOMAS LEE TOLLEN and his attorney Liza E. Burke appearing, and the State of Washington appearing by ANGELICA MCGAHA Prosecuting Attorney for Pierce County, following a plea of guilty accepted by the court on the 20 day of Feb, 2009.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED That said Defendant is guilty of the crime(s) of ASSAULT IN THE FOURTH DEGREE - DV, Charge Code: (E37), and VIOLATION OF A NO CONTACT ORDER - PRE SENTENCE (TWO COUNTS), Charge Code: (I47Q), as charged in the Amended Information herein, and that he shall be punished by confinement in the Pierce County Jail for a term of not more than 365 days.

(x) Said sentence shall be (suspended) on the attached conditions of (suspended) sentence and that the Defendant pay the prescribed crime victim compensation penalty assessment as per RCW 7.68.035 in the amount of $500.00.

CONDITIONS ON SUSPENDED SENTENCE in part states:

This matter coming on regularly for sentencing before the Honorable S. Serko, Judge, on the 20 day of Feb, 2009, and the Court having sentenced the defendant THOMAS LEE TOLLEN to the term of 365 days for the crime(s) of ASSAULT IN THE FOURTH DEGREE - DV and VIOLATION OF A NO CONTACT ORDER - PRE SENTENCE (TWO COUNTS) and the Court having suspended that term, the Court herewith orders the following conditions and provisions: 1. (x) Termination date is to be 2 year(s) after the date of sentence. 2. (x) The Defendant shall be under the charge of a probation officer employed by the Department of Corrections and follow implicitly the instructions of said Department, and the rules and regulations promulgated by the Department of Corrections for the conduct of the Defendant during the time of his/her probation herein.

(x) Further Conditions as follows: Ct's II—IV: 365/335, 30 days converted to EHM [electronic home monitoring], Pay LFO's in full; LAB; no contact w/victim; DV eval & follow-up; Restitution, if any, by LOC

AN ORDER SETTING RESTITUTION AND DISBURSEMENT was filed on April 6, 2009: "...ORDERED that restitution in the above entitled matter be, and the same is hereby set in the sum of $6,652.06 and the Clerk of the above entitled Court is hereby directed to disburse said funds as they are received in the manner following: Tiffinie Clark $ 6,652,06

A SATISFACTION OF JUDGEMNT LEGAL FINANCIAL OBLIGATION was filed in the amount of $7552.06 + INTEREST on April 15, 2011. "...Acknowledges receipt of payment in satisfaction of the judgment for legal financial obligation against Judgment Debtor THOMAD TOLLEN..."

MOTION-MODIFY NO CONTACT ORDER: "December 11, 2009 02:05 PM This matter comes on for a Motion to modify no contact order. Present are: Ms. Horowitz on behalf of the protected party, Angelica McGaha for the State and Liza Burke with and on behalf of the Defendant. Ms Horowitz addresses the Court on behalf of the protected party. 02:08 PM Ms. Burke addresses the Court. 02:09 PM Ms. McGaha addresses the Court. 02:10 PM Court lifts no contact order."

 

 

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REPORTS & COURT CASES AS OF:

 

AGENTS SHOPPING BETTER COMPANIES: "A WIndermere desk just isn't worth it anymore." — SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, ORANGE COUNTY—No. 30-2013-00663429-CU-FR-CJC: Former Windermere agent sues Windermere owners James and Andrea Marquez for Fraud, Conversion, and Negligence, seeking unpaid commissions owed of $22,938.75, in Complaint alleging: “Defendants instructed Plaintiff to commit perjury when he testified," and "...alleges that Defendants falsified a document signed by Seller..."

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON, KITSAP COUNTY—NO. 15-2-00369-2

(Download the Complaint here.)

Windermere Bainbridge Island (owner Carter Dotson, left) and Agents Diane Sugden and Jan Johnson, Sued by Muscular Dystrophy Sufferer for Negligent Misrepresentation, Fraud, and Violation of the Consumer Protection Act, in Arsenic Contaminated Water Well Non-Disclosure Case, Alleging:

 

“For a number of years, Ms. Engle was well aware of the fact that the well and water on the Premises was contaminated with arsenic. Over the years, she took action to attempt to ameliorate the negative repercussions of the arsenic contaminated well and water. She installed an arsenic filter and had a significant amount of work performed on the well to deal with the arsenic contamination.

 

Ms. Engle notified her real estate broker, Jan Johnson, of the arsenic issues prior to the Premises being sold. Ms. Engle shared with Ms. Johnson and Ms. Sugden her understanding of the arsenic problem at the Premises.

 

Neither Mrs. Engle, Mrs. Sugden, nor Ms. Johnson ever disclosed the arsenic problem...”

CASE UPDATE, 06-04-2015; Notice for Assignment of Trial Date: 03-14-2016

Pertinent Sidebar: Another Windermere Bainbridge Island Case:

 

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA—NO. CV-05401: Windermere Real Estate Bainbridge Island and Associate Broker Debbie Nitsche (left) Sued for Copyright Infringement, Violation of the Lanham Act, and Unfair Competition:

 

 

 

 

 

Windermere franchise owner twice builds allegedly defective multi-home developments, then sells the homes to unsuspecting buyers who are forced to sue:

 

 

CASE #1: SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, FOR PIERCE COUNTY—CASE NO. 14-2-08793-0

(Download the Complaint here)

(Download the Motion to Compel Discovery here)

 

Valley Haven Home Owners file MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY from Windermere Auburn-Lakeland Hills, Bonney Lake, Lake Tapps Owner Tom Tollen, and his Highmark Homes brand, in construction defects case. Plaintiffs want Tollen/Highmark to identify “...each home that has an associated "Warranty of Construction Completion" (a document Defendant Highmark signed on behalf of each purchaser who has an FHA insured loan)” and;

 

 “As Highmark is aware, for every home where the mortgage is FHA insured (more than 17 of the 29) Highmark was presented with a one page FHA document it must sign. The document is entitled "Warranty of Construction Completion” and provides written assurances in the body of the document that the homes Highmark constructed are free from defective construction or materials," and;

 

“...it shouldn't take 8 or 6 months and it shouldn't take a Court Order to get Highmark to respond."

 

THE ORIGINAL COMPLAINT STATES: "37. Defendant Tom Tollen is a licensed Real Estate Agent. 38. Defendant Tom Tollen is a licensed Real Estate Broker. 39. Defendant Tom Tollen acted as Broker on behalf of Highmark for the purchase and / or the sale of the Valley Haven homes constructed by Defendant Highmark. 40. Defendant Tom Tollen acted as Broker on behalf of one or more named Plaintiffs pertaining to his/her or their purchase of a Highmark constructed home located within Valley Haven community development, located in Fife Washington." JUMP TO THE FULL COMPLAINT HERE

 

 

 

CASE #2: SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, SNOHOMISH COUNTY—CASE NO. 13-2-07751-3

(Download the First Amended Complaint here)

Lambert Creek Condominium Association, and 32 Lambert Creek Resident Homeowners, sue Windermere Auburn-Lakeland Hills, Bonney Lake, Lake Tapps Owner Tom Tollen, and his Highmark Homes brand; SDE Holdings; First Savings Bank Northwest; plus other coporate entitities and individual defendants, for Breach of Warranty, Violation of the Washington Condominium Act, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Misrepresentation, and Breach of Contract, in condo construction defects action alleging:

“Defendants were required to deliver to the Association copies of Certificates of Occupancies or the equivalent for each home constructed and sold. Defendants failed to provide the information and documentation identified herein and the Plaintiff is harmed thereby in an amount to be proven at time of trial,” and;

“Defendants violated their fiduciary duty, in part, by failing to ensure the construction of the homes complied with applicable standards, including ensuring each is in receipt of a Certificate of Occupancy or other indication the homes are adequately inspected and habitable prior to their occupancy.” JUMP TO THE FULL FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT HERE

 

PERTINENT SIDEBAR: "We don't date, you don't have a job!

SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, FOR THE COUNTY OF PIERCE—CASE NO. 08-2-13824-6: Windermere Real Estate Auburn, Inc., sued by employee for Constructive Discharge, Hostile Work Environment, Negligence, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Civil Conspiracy in Pierce County, Washington, Complaint. Owner of Windermere Real Estate Auburn and Windermere Real Estate Lake Tapps, Thomas Tollen, sued for Civil Assault and Battery, Trespass, Invasion of Right to Privacy, Civil Stalking and other charges—Pleads guilty to related criminal counts.

 

Visit Highmark Homes Victims’ Website:

KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY. Knowledge is power. But Windermere franchise owners Tom Tollen (Thomas Tollen) and Tiffinie Clark-Tollen, owners of Highmark Homes LLC, don’t want YOU to know how poorly this business is run. Visit highmarkcomplaints.com, a website created by current and former customers of Highmark Homes to help prospective home buyers make informed decisions. These customers purchased homes in Highmark’s developed communities around Puget Sound, WA: "Highmark Homes, LLC has a bad reputation. Don’t be a victim of fraudulent advertising. Before purchasing a new home from Highmark Homes LLC (based in Tukwila, WA), read the bad reviews, poor BBB ratings, and complaints from current and past customers."

 

 

 

Appeals Court Declares that Windermere "...condoned a rape by a business colleague..."

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT—D.C. No. CV-98-01184-RSL

(Download the complete Amended Opinion here.)

 

In Little v. Windermere Relocation, the Court stated: "In sum, taking the facts in the light most favorable to Little, because her [Windermere] employer effectively condoned a rape by a business colleague and its effects, Little was subjected to an abusive work environment that "detract[ed] from [her] job performance, discourage[d] [her] from remaining on the job, [and kept her] from advancing in [her] career[ ]."

 


 

Prior Defendants Do Business "The Windermere Way," Under New Name at New Location: Kalafatich and Robinson Reappear at Windermere Gig Harbor Builder’s Choice

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF PIERCE—CASE NO. 09 2 08671 6

(Download Complaint here.)

Windermere Agent Maria Kalafatich, Sued for Negligent Misrepresentation, Fraud and Fraudulent Concealment, Rescission, Violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act, Professional Negligence and Violation of RCW 18.86.030; and Former Windermere Professional Partners Owner Michael Robinson, Sued for Vicarious Liability Under RCW 18.85.155 as Liable for the Tortius Conduct of Defendant Kalafatich. Allegations Complained of Include:

“...KALAFATICH was a licensed real estate salesperson... employed by broker PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS LLC as a real estate agent.

 

KALAFATICH availed herself of certain real estate services from defendant PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS-LLC d.b.a. WINDERMERE/ PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS to facilitate the sale of the residence... The Form 17 disclosure provided by KALAFATICH to Plaintiffs is inaccurate in that there are serious and systemic defects in the Project common elements...

 

...KALAFATICH knew of the intrusive investigation and concealed defective conditions in the Project common elements and limited common elements. KALAFATICH negligently or intentionally did not update her Form 17 disclosure, or otherwise communicate this knowledge to Plaintiffs.”

CASE SIDEBAR: More Windermere Defendant Owner Parties in Kalafatich-Pro Partners Action Go Bankrupt...

BK Petitions of Windermere Real Estate Commencement Associates Owners Dick Beeson and David Sinding: Total Assets of (left) Richard E. Beeson—aka Dick Beeson—and Robin L. Beeson, $556,426.00; Total Liabilities, $2,795,696.00. Download the Beeson Bankruptcy Petition here. Petition States Beeson is Currently a Real Estate Broker at RE/MAX Professionals, Tacoma. Total Assets of (2nd from left) David C. Sinding, $482,600.00; Total Liabilities, $1,952,497.00. Download the Sinding Bankruptcy Petition here.

 

 

“...the other buyer had higher potential to provide defendants with future business...”

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY— Case No.: 15-2-01977-5 SEA
(Download the full Complaint here)

Windermere Capitol Hill Agents Dustin Van Wyck and Ian Porter (at left, respectively), and Windermere Capitol Hill (owner/broker Patrick Grimm, third from left) sued by SolTerra Cities for Negligent Misrepresentation, Intentional Misrepresentation, Violation of RWC 18.86.030, Consumer Protection Act Violations, and Interference with Business Expectancy, when after Solterra invested $18,450 in site development, feasibility, architectural plans, and building floor plans, Van Wyck and Porter allegedly “...advised plaintiff they were advising ID Investments, LLC to sell the Property to another buyer. The stated reason was that the other buyer had higher potential to provide defendants with future business than could be expected from plaintiff.”

Windermere Defendants' Answer and Affirmative Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint:

'... Deny that Dustin Van Wyck was at all material times "acting in the course and scope of his employment with Windermere Real Estate/Capitol Hill". and, "...Deny that Ian Porter was at all material times "acting in the course and scope of his employment with Windermere Real Estate/Capitol Hill".'

FOLLOW THE CASE DOCS ON DEMAND:

1/23/2015, Initial Complaint filed

2/2/2015, Demco's Lars E. Neste and Jennifer L. Johnson appear for Dustin Van Wyck, Ian Porter & Windermere Capitol Hill

7/9/2015, Defendants' Answer and Affirmative Defenses to Plaintiff's Complaint

 

 

WINDERMERE OWNER DEMANDS AGENTS PAY EVEN WHEN THEY SELL NO HOMES...

"It's time for the MLS grievance committee to take action and stop her from stealing commissions from agents."

 

Current John L. Scott managing broker and former agent at Windermere Real Estate North in Lynnwood says owner Lena Maul (left) “...cheats her agents out of commissions...” and "...breaks all the rules. If an agent leaves her office, she escalates the threshold amount and expects the agent to write her a check for the balance. That's even if they haven't earned enough commissions to pay it.”

 

 

I have been a real estate agent for over 35 years. In May of 2013, my daughter came into the business. We were to work together as a team and eventually she would take over my business. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2005 I had worked at a John L. Scott office.

 

Lena Maul of Windermere Real Estate North, in Lynnwood, WA, spent months trying to hire me away from the John L. Scott office. When she learned I had brought my daughter into the business, she gave us a song and dance promise that she could help us build a successful team. We moved to her Windermere office in November, 2013. Nothing she told us was true. We got no special assistance for team building, and, in fact, the opposite was true. The working conditions and lack of support were so bad, my daughter checked out completely. By June, 2014, I announced to Lena Maul that we were disappointed and would be leaving her office. We returned to my original John L. Scott office immediately. Our total time at her office was 7 months. Those were the worse 7 months of my real estate career.

 

My main complaint is that Lena Maul, as a franchise owner, cheats her agents out of commissions. All agencies have their agents sign a contract that they will pay a portion of their commissions back to the agency. The threshold amounts vary, and the payments usually run at 50-50 until the threshold is met. Once the threshold amount is met, the agent then gets 100% of the commissions, less incidental charges by the office.

 

Lena Maul breaks all the rules. If an agent leaves her office, she escalates the threshold amount and expects the agent to write her a check for the balance. That's even if they haven't earned enough commissions to pay it. She ignores the contract provision of 50-50 commission split, and demands a balloon payment of the difference between the threshold amount and the amount earned and paid to date. No other broker in the industry does that. This is totally unethical and she has burned many bridges with agents in our real estate community. Since I left the Windermere office (now 6 months ago), there have been 4 other agents call me who experienced the same unethical practices with Lena Maul. We have banded together and hired an attorney who supports our quest to get the commissions from her that we earned.

"New agents, who do not yet have a book of business, are particularly at risk"...

Agents beware! The charming Lena Maul will tell you anything to get you in the door. But cross her by leaving, and the claws come out. It's time for the MLS grievance committee to take action and stop her from stealing commissions from agents. New agents, who do not yet have a book of business, are particularly at risk. The threshold amount for a new agent would be $25,500, but if they leave or have to quit and haven't sold any houses, she would come after them for the full $25,500. Again, her contracts do not support that action according to our attorney. It's her greed and anger that runs that engine.

 

She also promotes to the community that she donates to many charitable institutions. She does not. She mandates withdrawals from each agent's commission checks to make those contributions. They do not come from her but she wants the community and organizations to believe otherwise.

 

Lonnadeen Bullock

Managing Broker

John L. Scott

RELEVANT SIDEBARS—Former Windermere Personnel Sue Windermere:

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS, STATE OF WASHINGTON DIVISION 1—No. 65159-5: Windermere’s legal strategy of costly, interminable, vexatious litigation drives a dispute over a $16,800 agent commission to a judgment of $186,195.41, in favor of the agent: "In Retaliation Windermere Sought to Make the Litigation as Expensive and Time Consuming as Possible to Dissuade Mr. Rodriguez and other Agents from Asserting Claims against Windermere."

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, ORANGE COUNTY—No. 30-2013-00663429-CU-FR-CJC: Former Windermere agent sues Windermere owners James and Andrea Marquez for Fraud, Conversion, and Negligence, seeking unpaid commissions owed of $22,938.75, in Complaint alleging: “Defendants instructed Plaintiff to commit perjury when he testified," and "...alleges that Defendants falsified a document signed by Seller..."

SUPERIOR COURT, WASHINGTON STATE, COUNTY OF PIERCE—Case No. 12-2-15705-2: Homestreet Bank Countersued for Violation of Fiduciary Duties in Crossclaims Alleging Improper Kickbacks and Conspiracy to Commit Bribery with Third Party Defendant Windermere Mortgage Services Company: "WSC [franchiser Windermere Services Company] tracks loan and Title referrals by WRE office and individual agent. ... It is believed that WRE agents are generally ignorant that their "legal fund" is a profit center for the WRE office in which they work."

WINDERMERE'S SALES ASSOCIATE and COMMISSION AGREEMENT: Read the Windermere “2008 Broker/Sales Associate Agreement and Addendum A, Windermere Commission Agreement – Fee Office” revealed in case evidence, listing MANDATORY AGENT CONTRIBUTiON TO THE WINDERMERE FOUNDATION.

 

 

 

WINDERMERE BELLEVUE COMMONS SUED YET AGAIN IN STUNNiNG "COMPLAINT FOR FRAUD"

SUPERIOR COURT KING COUNTY—CASE NUMBER: 14-2-13149-6 SEA

(Download Complaint here.)

Windermere Real Estate Bellevue Commons and Agent Kenny Pleasant, RE Investors Sean and Margaret Stewart, Sued for Fraud, Fraudulent Concealment, Negligent Misrepresentation, Violation of the Consumer Protection Act, and Breach of Broker Duties, in Complaint Alleging:

"...At the time of the listing, Windermere and Pleasant knew that the seller was required to obtain necessary permits and inspections for the extensive remodel as required by the City Residential Code..." and "...Pleasant and Windermere represented both the buyer (Wubbels) and the seller (Stewart) in the transaction as dual agent.

Shortly after receiving a copy of the NOV [Notice of Violation], Pleasant telephoned Simpson and asked what would happen if the pending sale went through without the required permits and inspections. Simpson explained to Pleasant that the new owner would be responsible to obtain the permits and make the required corrections. Defendants persisted in concealing the facts of the illegal remodel and resulting NOV from Wubbels, knowing that when she closed, she would be responsible for the expense and consequences of the City Residential Code violations. "

(L to R) Windermere Bellevue Commons agent Kenny Pleasant, who states on his Windermere web page, "I know that buying or selling a home is one of the most important things you will ever do, and I want to help make that experience as smooth and successful as possible." Windermere Bellevue Commons owners Courtney Adams, and Amy Adams—whose Windermere web page states, "I strongly believe that everyone should be treated with kindness, fairness, caring, and honesty."

WINDERMERE DEFENDANT'S "SHAM TRANSACTION"—Plaintiff's Reply to Defendants Stewarts' Counterclaim Regarding Promissory Note and Cross Claim Against Defendants Windermere and Pleasant for Indemnity, alleges:

“...State that the so-called loan was initiated and directed by Kenny Pleasant, in order to cause Wubbels to proceed with closing of the sale, for the financial benefit of Pleasant and Stewart. Further state that the "loan" was a sham transaction whereby the $16,000 delivered by Stewart prior to closing was re-delivered to him at closing in the form of sale proceeds...

...Sham transaction concocted by defendant Pleasant and Stewart...” and “...Hence, Pleasant maneuvered Wubbels into a position where she was required to sell her house and move out without any knowledge that Stewart house was defective due to the NOV..." and “...By initiating and directing the "loan", Kenny Pleasant violated statutory and common law duties of an agent and broker owed to Wubbels."

WINDERMERE PROFESSIONAL INCOMPETENCE AS ITS OWN DEFENSE:

—Agents with no experience or understanding of industry documents and procedure.

 

The Windermere Bellevue Commons Answer and its "...did not know..." defense:

“...but Defendants Windermere Real Estate/Bellevue Commons, Inc. and Kenny Pleasant did not know that Defendant Sean Stewart had failed to obtain the necessary permits and inspections until after the NOV was faxed to Defendant Kenny Pleasant," and "Admit that Defendant Kenny Pleasant called Victoria Simpson because he did not know what the NOV meant or what was required...”

BEWARE WINDERMERE DUAL AGENCY DOUBLE-DIPPING: The Windermere Bellevue Commons “...did not know...” Answer strategy necessarily forces admission that Windermere agent Kenny Pleasant did not know what the City Notice of Violation (NOV) “...meant or what was required,” despite that Pleasant was acting as a dual agent, allowing Windermere Bellevue Commons to collect commission FROM BOTH PARTIES TO THE SAME TRANSACTION. In another case, the Court has already warned that "DUAL AGENCY IS PERILOUS" and "...Windermere did not advise the Lunsfords that it would present the Thomas offer." in LUNSFORD v. FRALEY

FOLLOW THE CASE DOCS ON DEMAND:

5/8/2014, Initial Complaint filed: "Defendants persisted in concealing..."

5/13/2014, Demco's Lars E. Neste and Jennifer L. Johnson appear for Windermere Bellevue Commons and Kenny Pleasant.

6/6/2014, Defendants Windermere Bellevue Commons and Kenny Pleasant Answer to Complaint, Affirmative Defenses and Cross Claim for Indemnity: “...but Defendants Windermere Real Estate/Bellevue Commons, Inc. and Kenny Pleasant did not know that Defendant Sean Stewart had failed to obtain the necessary permits and inspections until after the NOV was faxed to Defendant Kenny Pleasant.”

6/6/2014, Declaration of Lance C. Dahl in Support of Motion to Approve Service by Mail:. “Between May 9 and May 28, three attempts were made to serve Sean Stewart at his business office during business hours. Mr. Stewart either was absent or declined to come to the reception desk. To date, Mr. Stewart has not responded.” Motion to Serve by Mail; and Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion to Serve by Mail.

6/23/2014, Notice of Appearance: Jordan M. Hecker of Hecker Wakefield & Feilberg, P.S., appears for Sean and Margaret Stewart.

6/27/2014, Stipulated E-Service Agreement.

7/21/2014, Defendants Sean Stewart and Margaret Stewart's Answer, Affirmative Defenses and Counterclaims to Plaintiff's Complaint: "...Stewart denies that the Plaintiff is entitled to any of the relief requested," and "Complaint for Beach of Promissory Note."

7/23/2014, Stewart attachment to Answer: Exhibit A Promissory Note.

8/8/2014, Plaintiff's Reply to Defendants Stewarts' Counterclaim Regarding Promissory Note and Cross Claim Against Defendants Windermere and Pleasant for Indemnity.

8/12/2014, Windermere Real Estate/Bellevue Commons, Inc. and Kenny Pleasant’s Answer and Affirmative Defenses to Defendants Sean Stewart and Margaret Stewart’s Cross-Claims Against Windermere Real Estate/Bellevue Commons, Inc. and Kenny Pleasant.

12/23/2014, Parties Stipulate to Dismissal.

Windermere's most dishonest franchise? Read more Bellevue Commons cases: WINDERMERE BELLEVUE COMMONS ASSOCIATE BROKER DICK PELASCINI'S FORECLOSURE RESCUE RIPOFF SCAM; WINDERMERE BELLVUE COMMONS TONY FERELLI'S "NOT MY PROBLEM" CASE.

 

 

 

From the WindermereWatch E-Mailbag:

RENTAL CLIENT WONDERS IF FREQUENT INSURANCE FRAUD IS A WINDERMERE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT PROFiT CENTER: "...But afterward I was suspicious as we were told we left gum wrappers and refuse in the hot tub causing a need for a major clean out. I know we didn’t but they used the mandatory insurance to file a claim. I wondered if, possibly, they do this a lot and if it’s fraudulent." ... "The house itself was absolutely beautiful as was the island but dealing with Windermere was NOT beautiful at all and we would never deal with them again."

 

Windermere SoCal Coachella Valley, Brokers Thomas Angone and Joseph R. Deville, Sued for Fraud and Deceit, Failure to Disclose Material Facts

SUPERIOR COURT CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, PALM SPRINGS BRANCH—CASE NO. PSC 1405468

(Download The First Amended Complaint here.)

Windermere SoCal and Rancho Mirage Broker Thomas A. Angone, and Windermere SoCal Owner-Broker, Joseph R. Deville (at left, respectively); Bennion and Deville Fine Homes SoCal, Inc., dba Windermere Real Estate Southern California; dba Windermere Real Estate Coachella Valley; and Individuals Mark. B. and Janice L. Gordon, Terri Lynn Munselle, Sandra Ann Deering, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company, Peter E. Theophilos and Saxony Real Estate, Inc., Sued for Claims of Civil Code Violation, Failure to Disclose Material Facts, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Constructive Fraud, Fraud, and Negligence, in First Amended Complaint Alleging:

"46. Prior to the close of tho Property transaction, Sellers, Sellers' Agents and DOES 1-20 became aware of the planned Clubhouse Expansion, but concealed the same from Plaintiffs with the intent to induce Plaintiffs to complete the purchase of the Property. Specifically, Plaintiffs are informed and believe and thereon allege that Sellers were personally advised of the planned Clubhouse Expansion by the developer of Andalusia at Coral Mountain (T.D. Desert Development) and/or by the common interest association that governs the Property sometime prior to the close of the Property transaction. Plaintiffs are informed and believe and thereon allege that Angone was previously employed by the developer of Andalusia at Coral Mountain (T.D. Desert Development) and was aware of the full build-out plans for said development; that he had full access to the sales office at Andalusia at Coral Mountain, as well as to information published by Andalusia at Coral Mountain on its website, Facebook page and in printed materials; that he visited the sales office at Andalusia at Coral Mountain and reviewed the Information published by Andalusia at Coral Mountain on its website and/or Facebook page and/or in printed materials; and that he was thereby made aware of the planned Clubhouse' Expansion sometime prior to the close of the Property transaction...

 

48. The aforementioned conduct of Sellers, Sellers' Agents and DOES 1-20 was an intentional deceit or concealment of a material fact known to Sellers, Sellers' Agents..."

 

 

Windermere Charged with Financial Elder Abuse—AGAIN.

SUPERIOR COURT CALIFORNIA, PALM SPRINGS COURTHOUSE—CASE NO. PSC 1400430

(Download Complaint here.)

Windermere Real Estate Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Portola Agent Faith Messenger (left), and Windermere Real Estate SoCal (Owners Bennion & Deville, left respectively) Sued for Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Fraud and Deceit, Negligence, Negligent Misrepresentation, Financial Elder Abuse, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress and Breach of Contract, in Complaint Alleging:

"It was also not until March 6, 2013, that Messenger first presented Dr. Glancz with the C.A.R. form entitled “Disclosure and Consent for Representation of More Than One Buyer or Seller” for Dr. Glancz’s signature. Thus, the first written disclosure of Messenger's dual agent status, representing both Dr. Glancz and the Buyer did not occur until long after the initial offers had been signed and exchanged and weeks after most of the negotiations, misrepresentations by Messenger and her failures to inform Dr. Glancz had all taken place." and;

"Dr. Glancz is informed and believes that the misrepresentations, concealments, and non-disclosures of Messenger and all other wrongful acts alleged in this complaint were carried out within the course and scope of her duty as an agent for Windermere. FURTHERMORE, WINDERMERE CONTRACTED DIRECTLY WITH DR. GLANCZ AND ASSIGNED MESSENGER TO WORK FOR DR. GLANCZ AND HAD A DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO OVERSEE MESSENGER'S CONDUCT. As a consequence, Windermere is responsible for Messenger's conduct and is directly liable to Dr. Glancz not only for Windermere's failures, but for Messenger's failures and wrongful conduct under principles of agency and because Messenger's conduct is imputed to Windermere under the doctrine of respondeat superior," (emphasis added) and;

"Dr. Glancz is informed and believes and thereon alleges that Defendants’ conduct constituted oppression, fraud, and malice in the commission of financial abuse, and Dr. Glancz is entitled to recover damages for the sake of example and by way of punishing Defendants for financial elder abuse pursuant to California Welfare and Institutions Code section 15657.5 and California Civil Code section 3294."

RECENT CASE UPDATES: Glancz Case Management Statement. Bennion & Deville Case Management Statement. 2/18/2015 UPDATE: Plaintiff’s counsel files Notice Of Settlement Of Entire Case, conditional upon satisfactory completion of specified terms.

The boilerplate ANSWER of Defendants Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, Inc. dba Windermere Real Estate Southern California and Faith Messenger to the Glancz Complaint does not directly address any of the Plaintiff's Causes of Action, but merely asserts twenty-six (26) Affirmative Defenses.

Read Another Windermere Elder Abuse Case Next:

WASHINGTON APPEALS COURT, DIVISION 1—NOS. 58439-9-I, 58531-2-I

WINDERMERE AGENTS' ABUSE, UNDUE INFLUENCE and EXPLOITATION OF A VULNERABLE ADULT AT WINDERMERE ATTORNEY JOHN DEMCO'S SOUTH WHIDBEY ISLAND FREELAND WINDERMERE FRANCHISE: Windermere mother-and-daughter agents Saul and Gabelein take advantage of an elderly woman: “Emma has sold property to members of the Gabelein family for a fraction of its value, jeopardizing her ability to remain in her home for the remainder of her life." (Demco, Saul and Gabelein at left.) Court's Opinion Here

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, PALM SPRINGS—CASE NO. PSC 1403783

(Download the full Complaint here.)

Windermere Agent John Piro (left), Windermere Real Estate SoCal and Franchisor Windermere Real Estate Services Company, Individuals Cesare and Marzia Mannini Rossi, Sued for Nondisclosure of Material Facts, Negligent Misrepresentation, Concealment and Deceit, Suppression of Material Fact; Rossis Additionally Sued for Breach of Contract, in Complaint Alleging:

"...All Defendants knew that the garage-to-dining room conversion was not permitted," and "...All Defendants knew that the house was located in Palm Springs, where Palm Springs Municipal Building Codes apply. Section 93.06.00(29)(a) of the Zoning Code states that single family residences in the City of Palm Springs must have two (2) covered parking spaces. Defendants were aware that the home, having no covered parking spaces, was non-compliant."

BENNION & DEVILLE FINE HOMES, INC. DBA WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND JOHN PIRO'S CROSS-COMPLAINT FOR EQUITABLE INDEMNITY, CONTRIBUTION, APPORTIONMENT OF FAULT AND DECLARATORY RELIEF: FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION (Indemnity Against all Cross-Defendants); SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION (Equitable Contribution Against All Cross-Defendants); THIRD CAUSE OF ACTION (Apportionment of Fault Against all Cross-Defendants); FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION (Declaratory Relief Against All Cross-Defendants)

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, INDIO—CASE NO. INS1401100: Small claims action names Windermere Real Estate Services Company and Windermere agent George Colombotos (left) as Defendants, and alleges, “Real estate agent Colombotos sabatoged [sic] the sale of my home by picketing and verbally disuading potential buyers at a real estate open house.” DOWNLOAD THE FULL SMALL CLAIMS COMPLAINT HERE

 

 

Highmark Homes, Windermere Auburn-Lakeland Hills, Bonney Lake, Lake Tapps Review:

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, FOR PIERCE COUNTY—CASE NO. 14-2-08793-0

(Download the Complaint here)

Windermere Auburn-Lakeland Hills, Bonney Lake, Lake Tapps Owner Tom Tollen, and Tollen's Highmark Homes, Sued by 29 Valley Haven Project Development Home Owners for Breach of Washington Condominium Act, Breach of Contract, Breach of Express Warranty, Breach of Implied Warranty, and Violation of RCW 18.86 / Negligence, in Complaint Alleging:

“45. Defendant Highmark breached one or more the above-described implied warranties, and the resulting construction deficiencies are adversely affecting the Individual Plaintiffs' homes. Water is able to penetrate into their homes exterior and interior building surfaces and framing components and cause property damage. The useful safe-life of their homes has also been shortened by the resulting property damage and other structural deficiencies in their construction.

52. Defendant Highmark failed to exercise good faith by failing to ensure the homes, prior to their sale, meet minimum construction standards.

69. As Agent on behalf of both certain of the buyers and the seller, his company Defendant Highmark, Defendant Tom Tollen had a duty to disclose all material facts to Plaintiffs, had a duty to exercise reasonable care and skill, including to dealing honestly and in good faith with Plaintiffs pertaining to their purchase of Valley Haven homes constructed by Defendant Highmark.

70. As Broker, Defendant Tom Tollen had a duty to present all written communications from Defendant Highmark Homes in a timely manner, regardless of whether the property is subject to an existing contract for sale or the buyer is already a party to an existing contract to purchase.

71. As Broker, Defendant Tom Tollen had a duty to disclose all existing material facts known and not readily apparent or ascertainable."

A KING5.com investigation by Jesse Jones posted on 11/12/2013 in part states: "Tracy and Michelle were fighting separate battles. Michelle’s lender wanted to balk on her financing. Tracy was told she now needed flood insurance. How could this happen? In the sellers disclosure statement, Highmark Homes answered “don’t know” to all environmental questions including flooding, fill dirt and wetlands. The City of Fife said that’s not the case.

“We did discuss it with the developer and the builder on the property. The records, the FEMA maps, are record and we actually conduct predevelopment meetings,” said Blount.

Highmark did ask FEMA for a map revision in March, months after Michelle and Tracy made their offers. In an email, FEMA told me the request was denied because Highmark did not follow the required process which left Michelle and Tracy on the hook."

An Affirmative Defense from the Highmark Answer: "...Any damages were caused by an unforseen act of nature that caused, prevented, or precluded the activities defined in RCW 4.16.300 from meeting the applicable building codes, regulations ot ordinances in effect at the commencement of construction." (Download the complete Highmark Homes, Tom Tollen Answer here) Partial Dismissal Case Update 9/9/2014: Parties stipulate to dismissal of plaintiff’s Breach of Washington Condominium Act claim.

 

 

MORE WINDERMERE AUBURN-LAKELAND HILLS-BONNEY LAKE-LAKE TAPPS / TOLLEN CASES:

SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, FOR THE COUNTY OF PIERCE—CASE NO. 08-2-13824-6

Female employee sues Windermere for Hostile Work Environment...

Windermere Real Estate Auburn, Inc., sued by employee for Constructive Discharge, Hostile Work Environment, Negligence, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Civil Conspiracy in Pierce County, Washington, Complaint. Owner of Windermere Real Estate Auburn and Windermere Real Estate Lake Tapps, Thomas Tollen, sued for Civil Assault and Battery, Trespass, Invasion of Right to Privacy, Civil Stalking and other charges—Pleads guilty to related criminal counts.

...Windermere franchise owner tells her, "We don't date, you don't have a job!"

Complaint alleges Windermere Auburn and Lake Tapps owner, Thomas Tollen, told employee: "You're nothing without me! We don't date, you don't have a job! ... Tollen grabbed Clark and threw her against garbage cans. She fell. While she was lying on the ground Tollen kicked her at least ten times, yelling 'You're a piece of shit! You're nothing without me! You won't have a job!'"

OWNER OF WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE AUBURN AND WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE LAKE TAPPS, THOMAS TOLLEN, SUED FOR CIVIL ASSAULT AND BATTERY, TRESPASS, INVASION OF RIGHT TO PRIVACY, CIVIL STALKING AND OTHER CHARGES—PLEADS GUILTY TO RELATED CRIMINAL COUNTS.

Complaint for Declaratory Relief, Damages and Foreclosure of Landlord's Lien against Windermere Real Estate/Auburn, Inc., and Windermere Real Estate/Cascades Group, Inc. Judgment for Plaintiff: $128,105,63, costs of $342.80 and attorney's fees of $7,420.00 CASE HERE

Filed 05/06/2013 in King County Superior Court, NO. 13-2-17004-3 SEA: Highmark Homes and Tom Tollen sued for Breach of Contract, Specific Performance, Conversion and Restitution of Money. Filed 07/03/2013 in King County Superior Court, NO. 13-2-24916-2 SEA: Highmark Homes sued in Complaint for Money Due and to Enforce Claim Against Contractor's Assignment of Savings Account. SETTLEMENT: "Defendant has settled Plaintiff's claims..." Motion and Declaration for Order Granting Voluntary Non-Suit. WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE BONNEY LAKE - LAKE TAPPS Owner Tom Tollen's Highmark Homes WARRANT NO. 13-00771-SC For Unpaid Construction Compliance Penalties, An Unregistered Contractor, Infraction No. NSLOD00507, Compliance Penalty, Interest, Filing Fees and Surcharges, $3070.00. Satisfaction of Warrant No. 13-00771-SC.

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF KING—CASE NO. 13-2-00452-6 KNT

COMPLAINT ALLEGES:

"In fact, the copy of the Repair Recommendations forwarded by Mr. Freed HAD BEEN MANIPULATED TO CONCEAL the portion of the repair recommendations which informed the Boyers that the drain field piping was collapsing and needed to be replaced." (Emphasis added.)

WINDERMERE BONNEY LAKE-LAKE TAPPS and OWNER / DESIGNATED BROKER KEN FREED (left), SUED FOR FRAUD, FRAUDULENT CONCEALMENT, BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION, BREACH OF CONTRACT, CPA VIOLATION and RESCISSION.

 

 

COMPLETE CRIMINAL TRIAL COVERAGE of Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, Windermere Coachella Valley Agent Peggy Shambaugh, Charged in Parallel Criminal and Civil Cases. Windermere SoCal / Coachella Valley Owner Bob Deville Charged in Companion Civil Case; Windermere Services Charged with Unfair Trade Practices in Complaint Alleging it is an "Unlicensed Entity."

SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE—CASE NO. RIC10006101

Federally Indicted Windermere Coachella Valley Indian Wells Agent Peggy Shambaugh, Windermere Coachella Valley and Owner Bob Deville, Charged by Spotlight 29 Casino Owner Indian Tribe with Breach of Conract, Breach of the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing; Shambaugh, Deville, Windermere Coachella and Windermere Services, Charged with Breach of Fiduciary Duty, and Professional Negligence; Windermere Coachella, Bob Deville and Windermere Services Charged with Unfair Trade Practices in $30 Million-Plus Deal—Complaint Alleges Windermere Services is an Unlicensed Entity:

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L to R: (1) Joseph R. "Bob" Deville and (2) Bob Bennion of Windermere Services Southern California, Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, Inc., and Windermere Real Estate Coachella Valley. (3) Peggy Shambaugh, Realtor at Windermere Real Estate Coachella Valley, Indian Wells office. (4) Current Windermere Services Company governing persons John W. Jacobi, (5) Geoffrey P. Wood, (6) Jill Jacobi-Wood, (7) John O'Brien "OB"Jacobi, (8) attorney Paul Stephen Drayna—WSBA# 26636.

"Further, at all times relevant to the events alleged in this action, Windermere Coachella was and is licensed by the State of California as a real estate broker, doing business as a real estate broker and operating an unlawful franchise arrangement with defendant Windermere Real Estate Services Company ("Windermere Services") from which both Windermere Coachella and Windermere Services have unlawfully split over a million dollars in commissions from real estate transactions within the State of California."

MEMORANDUN OF POINTS & AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF MOTION OF DEFENDANTS PEGGY SHAMBAUGH AND BENNION & DEVILLE FINE HOMES, INC. dba WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE COACHELLA VALLEY TO TRANSFER ACTION TO STAY PROCEEDINGS: "A grand jury and FBI investigation have been instituted to discover whether any criminal wrongdoing arose out of Plaintiff's allegations in this case."

Shambaugh, Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, Windermere Coachella Valley, Windermere Services Company and Joseph R. Deville, Settle Before Trial:

Notice of Ruing & Entry of Judgment—“PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Motion for Good Faith Determination filed by Moving Parties PEGGY SHAMBAUGH, BENNION & DEVILLE FINE HOMES, INC. dba WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE COACHELLA VALLEY, WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE SERVICES COMPANY and JOSEPH R DEVILLE ("SETTLING PARTIES") came on for hearing on January 14, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., in Department 07 of the above-reference court, located at 4050 Main Street, Riverside, California. Cheryl D. Davidson, Esq. appeared for SETTLING PARTIES. Gordon Bosserman, Esq (appearing telephonically) and Scott Spolin, Esq. appeared for Plaintiffs. Connie Anderson, Esq. appeared telephonically for David Alan Heslop and Diversification Resources. [¶] The Court, after considering the moving papers and the lack of opposition thereto, found that the proposed settlement was within the ball park of SETTLING PARTIES' proportionate share of liability and was reasonable and equitable pursuant to the terms of Tech-Bilt, Inc. vs. Woodward-Clyde and Associates (1989) 38 Cal.3d 488. The court found no evidence of collusion or conduct aimed to injure the interests of the non-settling parties. The Court granted the Motion for Good Faith Settlement…”

WINDERMERE TRIAL DELAY STRATEGY: MOTION OF DEFENDANTS PEGGY SHAMBAUGH, BENNION & DEVILLE FINE HOMES, INC. dba WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE COACHELLA VALLEY, WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE SERVICES COMPANY and JOSEPH R. DEVILLE TO STAY PROCEEDINGS, "This motion is made pursuant to the Court's authority to Stay civil proceedings where defendants are also the subject of criminal investigation and/or prosecution..." NOTICE OF RULING CASE UPDATE: "The Court exercises its discretion to grant the motion, and to stay the entire action until completion of the related criminal action. FIFTH AMENDMENT CASE MANAGEMENT UPDATE: "...the following additional matters be considered or determined at the case management conference (specify): Fifth Amendment Privilege issue as to Peggy Shambaugh, defendant and major witness."

 

THE COMPANION CRIMINAL ACTION:

Federal Indictment No. CR12 00441:Windermere Coachella Valley Indian Wells, Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Agent Peggy Anne Shambaugh and Husband, Attorney Gary Edward Kovall (left), Indicted on Federal Bribery, Conspiracy and Money Laundering Charges in Palms Springs Region Spotlight 29 Casino Kickback Scheme. Also named are Paul Phillip Bardos and David Alan Heslop.

Filed April 2, 2014—Defendant Heslop's Memorandum Regarding Stipulated Facts: "...Shambaugh and/or Kovall produced the emails to the government after they offered to cooperate with the government. For purposes of the plea, Heslop stipulated to their consideration by the Court..." and; "...Kovall, Heslop, Bardos, and Shambaugh agreed that money earned by DR would be shared among Heslop, Bardos, and Kovall, with Shambaugh receiving Kovall’s share because Kovall wanted to keep his income secret." Heslop has reportedly accepted a deal pleading guilty to one count of Felony Conspiracy to Commit Bribery. Per the plea agreement, he faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000, or twice the gross gain or loss from his offense, whichever is greatest. According to online court records, he will appear before Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald on June 30 for senetencing.

Stipulation Regarding Request for (1) Continuance of Trial Date and (2) Findings of Excludable Time Periods Pursuant to Speedy Trial Act fo Defendant Peggy Anne Shambaugh. Current Trial Date: 03-11-2014 [Proposed] Trial Date: 06-02-2014: “b. The government has requested that defendant be evaluated by the United States Pretrial Services Office (“PSO”) to determine her suitability for pretrial diversion.  On March 5, 2014, the PSO advised the government that it would need approximately 60 days to complete defendant’s diversion paperwork for the Court.”

Pleading Out: Defendants Gary Kovall and Windermere Coachella Valley Indian Wells Agent Peggy Shambaugh to cooperate with the government: While the case is still pending against Shambaugh, Kovall agreed on Feb. 21 to plead guilty to felony conspiracy to commit bribery in exchange for the remaining counts against him being dropped. He also faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and will be sentenced on Sept. 29.

"6. On February 21, 2014, defendant Gary Edward Kovall pleaded guilty pursuant to a cooperation agreement.  That same day, defendant Shambaugh represented that she wished to cooperate with the government, and intended to resolve her case prior to trial.  In light of defendant Kovall and Shambaugh’s cooperation, defendant Heslop represents that he requires additional time to confer with counsel and prepare his defense.

Stipulation Regarding Request for Continuance of Trial Date and Findings of Excludable Time Periods Pursuant to Speedy Trial Act for Defendant Peggy Shambaugh: "...An eighteen month continuance of the trial date would allow the parties and the Court to know whether the defendant has complied with pretrial diversion. If she does, the government will dIsmiss the indictment against her." Order Continuing Trial Date: Current Trial Date: 06-02-2014; [Proposed] Trial Date: 12-02-2015.

7. In light of the foregoing, counsel for defendants need additional time to confer with defendants, conduct and complete an independent investigation of the new information obtained in the case, conduct and complete additional legal research including for potential pre-trial motions, review the new discovery and potential evidence in the case, and prepare for trial in the event that a pretrial resolution does not occur." Download the complete Order here.

Order Denying Motion to Dismiss Filed by Defendant David Alan Heslop [160] and Joinders Filed by Gary Edward Kovall and Peggy Anne Shambaugh [165, 169]—Accordingly, the Motion is DENIED in its entirety. Court Order Re: Motions In Limine—DENIED and GRANTED IN PART

LAST MOMENT MANEUVERS, MARCH 10, 2014: Windermere Agent Peggy Shambaugh Criminal Minutes—Status Conference: "Case is called and counsel state their appearance. The Court hears from counsel regarding the status of the case. A continuance of trial is requested. The Court orders the parties to submit a formal stipulation in that regard. The Defendant agrees to the continuance of trial and waives her rights under the Speedy Trial Act."

Click here to the Government's complete trial memorandum, alleging: "After initially agreeing to a price of approximately $29 million, Kovall learned that the seller was unwilling to pay commissions to the buyer's [Windermere] real estate agent (Shambaugh). Kovall convinced the Tribe to authorize Heslop to offer $31.7 million to purchase the property, which more than covered Shambaugh's commissions. At the time, Shambaugh had neither found the property (it was adjacent to the Tribe's land) nor negotiated its price (Kovall had done so). Regardless, she ultimately received a commission of approximately $800,000 based on the transaction. Heslop signed the closing documents and, a few weeks later, received a check from Shambaugh's company (called AINA Concepts) for $10,000. The check indicated that it was for the "47 Acre Project."

The First Superseding Indictment in the case alleges: "... b. Defendant KOVALL attempted to have the seller pay a commission to Shambaugh's [Windermere Coachella Valley] real estate agency as the Tribe's purported real estate agent, despite the fact that, as KOVALL knew,  Shambaugh and her agency had done little work to assist the Tribe in its purchase of the 47-acre parcel.

c. When the seller refused to pay the commission to the Tribe's purported agent, defendant KOVALL convinced the Tribe to authorize Heslop to increase Echo Holdings, LLC's offer for the 47-acre parcel for the purpose of paying a significant commission to Shambaugh through her [Windermere Coachella Valley] real estate agency.

d. On or about September 19, 2007, defendant KOVALL negotiated an option agreement for the Tribe to purchase the 47-acre parcel for $31.7 million, which called for Shambaugh and her [Windermere Coachella Valley] real estate agency to be paid a commission of several hundred thousand dollars from the amount of the purchase price paid by the Tribe..."

DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE FIRST SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT HERE CLICK HERE TO COMPREHENSIVE PLEADINGS, MOTIONS and CASE BUSiNESS

 

 

 

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE COUNTY—No. RIC 10019843:

CONSOLIDATED WITH CASE ABOVE

"..Fair market value, at the time Plaintiff purchased it, was only $80,000, or $230,000 less than Plaintiff had paid for it, on the advice of Windermere."

BENNION & DEVILLE FINE HOMES, DBA WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE COACHELLA VALLEY, SUED FOR CONSTRUCTIVE FRAUD AND OTHER CLAIMS, ALLEGING: "...10. As Plaintiff’s real estate broker, Windermere owed an affirmative obligation to Plaintiff to exercise the utmost care, integrity, honesty and loyalty to Plaintiff. Despite the recognition and acknowledgment of this relationship, Windermere never disclosed the fact that Heslop had a preexisting and ongoing financial arrangement with Windermere, through Shambaugh and her then boyfriend, now husband, Gary Kovall ("Kovall"), or the fact that the Tribe was paying substantially more than the market value for the Baseline Property..."

 

 

RELATED CIVIL CASE: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF ORANGE—N0. 30-2009 00311045

The Complaint states, " ...the purchase price was raised to $31 million, apparently to compensate for the reduction in the percentage of the commission to Windermere and Shambaugh."

Nada L. Edwards, Gary E. Kovall, Robert A. Rosette, Rosette & Associates PC, Monteau & Peebles LLP, Fredericks & Peebles LLP, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP, sued in case referencing Windermere Coachella Valley's Peggy Shambaugh, officially listed as an "Interested Party."

TRIAL BRIEF: "...To close the transaction, the Tribe used Peggy Shambaugh as its real estate broker who, through her employer Windermere Real Estate, received a little under $1 million as a commission for the sale..."

CASE UPDATES: Following his federal indictment on bribery and conspiracy charges, the Court granted a stay of this civil action against Defendant Gary Kovall, based on his assertion of his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Defendants Robert A. Rosette, Rosette & Associates PC, and Nada L. Edwards, have settled with the Plaintiffs. CASE FOCUS IN-DEPTH: COURT ORDERS PRODUCTION OF RECORDS FROM BANK OF AMERICA REGARDING GARY E. KOVALL AND [WINDERMERE REALTOR] PEGGY SHAMBAUGH—GET THE UNSUCCESSFUL "OPPOSITION TO MOTION TO ENFORCE BUSINESS RECORDS SUBPOENAS" HERE.

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE: NOTICE OF ENTRY OF JUDGMENT—N0. INS1201085

"We are still experiencing cash flow issues...." —Windermere Controller Marie D. Wooten

Judgment Against Bennion & Deviile Fine Homes Inc., dba Wundermere Real Estate Coachella Valley, Sued for Rent Paid Late and Unpaid Rent:

 

Documents in evidence state: "Late Fees which have accumulated for the last ten months total: $10,937.10... Rent has been delinquent January thru November. With the exception of a late fee paid for September... Please remit balance due of: $33,904.96 ..."

JUDGMENT DEBTOR WINDERMERE RELOCATION “…ABANDONED AND VACATED THE PREMISES” IN BREACH OF OFFICE LEASE,“…AMOUNT OF ALL DAMAGES IS $168,597.30…” In Complaint No. 09-2-12257-1 SEA, Filed in King County Superior Court on March 12, 2009, Plaintiff Legacy Partners in part states: "1. Defendant Windermere Relocation, Inc., is a Washington corporation, doing business in this state and county.... 5. Defendant leased the Premises from Plaintiff for the purpose of operating a commercial business. 6. Defendant has abandoned and vacated the Premises... The amount of all damages is $168,597,30, as detailed in Exhibit A.”Filed October 27, 2009: Order and Judgment on Answer of Garnishee and Order to Pay.

 

The Tragic and Predatory Social Conduct Shared by Windermere Real Estate and San Diego City Ex-Mayor Bob Filner: Subjecting Female Employees to an Abusive Work Environment.

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT—D.C. No. CV-98-01184-RSL

Appeals Court Declares that Windermere "...condoned a rape by a business colleague..."

In Little v. Windermere Relocation, the Court stated: "In sum, taking the facts in the light most favorable to Little, because her [Windermere] employer effectively condoned a rape by a business colleague and its effects, Little was subjected to an abusive work environment that "detract[ed] from [her] job performance, discourage[d] [her] from remaining on the job, [and kept her] from advancing in [her] career[ ]."

 

john jacobi(Left to right) Windermere CEO Geoff Wood (far left) is listed as a Governing Person of Windermere Relocation. Peggy Scott (second from left), also a Governing Person of Windermere Relocation, "... did not give Little any advice about going to the police, and she did not conduct an investigation of Little's complaint..." Windermere attorney Paul Stephen Drayna (third from left) is listed as the registered agent of RELO LLC, the entity name of Windermere Relocation. Windermere Founder John W. Jacobi (fourth from left) along with Gayle Glew (far right) are listed as Governing Persons of Windermere Relocation during the Little case. Glew told Ms. Little he did not want any "clouds in the office," and after she would not accept a pay cut, that she should "...clean out her desk."

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO COUNTY—CASE NO: 37-2013-00058613-CU-OE-CTL

'Defendant Filner then stated "Come on. Give me a kiss."'

In Irene McCormack Jackson v City of San Diego; Robert ("Bob") Filner, Plaintiff Jackson's Complaint for Damages, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment, alleges at ¶ 19 that her boss, San Diego Mayor Robert Filner (left), said to her in sum or substance, "you know you are beautiful. I have always loved you. Someday I know that you are going to marry me. I am so in love with you. Wouldn't it be great if you took off your panties and worked without them on?" Plaintiff was aghast and pushed him away. Defendant Filner then stated "Come on. Give me a kiss."

And Ms. Jackson further alleges at ¶ 35:"... (1) Plaintiff McCormack Jackson was an employee of Defendant City of San Diego; (2) Plaintiff McCormack Jackson was subjected to unwanted harassing conduct because she is a woman; (3) the harassing conduct was severe or pervasive; (4) a reasonable woman in Plaintiff McCormack Jackson's circumstances would have considered the work environment to be hostile or abusive; (5) Plaintiff McCormack Jackson considered the work environment to be hostile or abusive; (6) Defendant Filner participated in the harassing conduct;" READ THE ENTIRE COMPLAINT HERE

Guilty Plea to Criminal Charges: San Diego Ex-Mayor Bob Filner Pleads Guilty to Felony False Imprisonment and Battery In the same California Jurisdiction where Windermere Real Estate Operates its San Diego Windermere Homes & Estates Santaluz Franchise

San Diego Ex-Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty to a felony charge of false imprisonment by violence, fraud, menace and deceit, stemming from an incident where he forcibly overcame a woman's resistance at a fundraiser, violating her liberty. Filner also pleaded guilty about two misdemeanor counts of battery, one from an incident where he kissed a woman on the lips during one of his "Meet the Mayor" events; and another incident wherein Filner improperly touched a woman's posterior while posing for a photo.

Jackson v City of San Diego; Robert ("Bob") Filner Complaint here.

Defendant City of San Diego's Answer to Complaint here.

Defendant City of San Diego's Cross-Complaint Against Robert Filner here.

Jump to the Court's full Opinion for Little v. Windermere Relocation here.

Click to the Windermere Real Estate Santaluz San Diego page here

 

 

 

Profiting on agents with a legally adjudicated history of ethical and professional misconduct:

 

BELLEVUE'S "MORE TRUSTWORTHY" REALTY EXECUTIVES INTERNATIONAL BRIO EMPLOYS STICKNEY

REALTY EXECUTIVE BRIO TAX WARRANTS: Are Bellevue Realty Executive Brio’s Ken Bell and Co-Owner Crystal Herrmann employing Windermere Crook Paul Stickney in hopes that he’ll help them pay their taxes? Brio Professionals LLC/Realty Executives Brio, June 13, 2013, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE WARRANT FOR UNPAID TAXES of $5,082.56 was SATISFIED on October 17, 2013; but Realty Executive Brio’s CURRENT January 23, 2014, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE WARRANT FOR UNPAID TAXES of $5,694.30 remains UNSATISFIED as of this report.

Windermere Conflict of Interest Crook, Paul Stickney (left), is now listed as an "Executive" at Realty Executives Brio, 13010 NE 20th St, #200, Bellevue, WA 98005. Realty Executives states about its brand, "The Realty Executives name represents a unique standard for our customers and inspires an unrivaled level of confidence. An "Executive" is perceived to be more than just an "Agent" by both our customers and the industry-at-large," and "Our Executives are perceived as: • Experienced • Knowledgeable • Professionals with integrity • Able to sell home faster for more money • Highly trained • Community and industry leaders • And more importantly -- MORE TRUSTWORTHY" (emphasis added). Jump to the Court's Opinion of Mr. Stickney's trustworthiness here. Download the $1,030,627.00 judgment against Paul Stickney here. Former Windermere "Stickney Team" member, Patty Ennis (left), is also now listed at Realty Executives Brio.

In King County Superior Case No. 13-2-17465-1 SEA, Stickney, who literally destroyed the home and finances of his Windermere Redmond SCA clients (story here), has been SUED FOR MONIES DUE AND OWING OF $5688.06 BY AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK. (Read the Amex Stickney Complaint here; and the Amex Motion for Default here.) Perhaps Predator Paul is tasting the same distress and disgrace that he and Windermere have provided to so many others.

After thoroughly wrecking his unsuspecting clients' lives for nearly six years, Windermere Redmond crook Stickney now whines to the court: "...Although innocent, I was found guilty of things I never did, by a jury that did not hear the other sides of the story at trial... Further, to add insult to injury, the on-line attacks have become supported by judicial credibility..." and "...I am now behind on my house payments, I owe money to the IRS, and I have four other debts that are in arrears. I have been paying on the debts until I could pay no more. This ordeal has exhausted my assets and I am barely hanging on." —Click here for Paul Stickney's complete response to Plaintiff American Express.

Update: Amex Motion to Strike Stickney's Answer as "...immaterial or impertinent..." Order Granted on Motion to Strike Portions of Defendant's Answer. 9/26/2013 Order of Dismissal.

SNEAKY: When the Craig Shriner family's former Windermere Redmond office became Windermere Redmond/East, conflict-of-interest swindler Paul Stickney was deleted from its roster, his listings tendered in the name of Windermere Redmond East agent Patricia "Patty" Ennis (left). But Ms. Ennis' email address was listed as "stickneyteam@windermere.com," and her "Cell/Direct: (206) 954-6475" was Paul Stickney's number. CONSUMERS BEWARE.

 

 

CONSIDERING A WINDERMERE FRANCHISE? The Windermere brand means fraud in real estate. Does franchiser Windermere Services Company disclose the Windermere network's pervasive professional misconduct, countless lawsuits and vast PR troubles to prospective Windermere franchisees? Under Federal Trade Commission Rules, Part 436, Disclosure Requirements, any franchiser has a legal duty to disclose, "16 CFR 436.2 (5)(n) ...any fact, circumstance, or set of conditions which has a substantial likelihood of influencing a reasonable franchisee or a reasonable prospective franchisee in the making of a significant decision relating to a named franchise business or which has any significant financial impact on a franchisee or prospective franchisee,"and "16 CFR 436.1(4) A statement disclosing who, if any, of the persons listed in paragraphs (a) (2) and (3) of this section: (ii) Has, at any time during the previous seven fiscal years, been held liable in a civil action resulting in a final judgment or has settled out of court any civil action or is a party to any civil action..."

 

 

ABOUT WINDERMERE FEDERAL WAY/TACOMA/GIG HARBOR AGENT JOHN SIRIDAKIS: Click here to WA Superior Court Pierce County Case No. 09-2-08369-5, alleging: "Defendant John Siridakis and his principal knew that the square footage would not support subdivision, but again failed to advise Plaintiff of the true significance of the actual square footage of the property as it related to potential subdivision."

 

 

Aaron Shriner Seattle Real Estate Review: Former Owner / Managing Broker of the now-defunct Windermere Real Estate SCA Redmond, Aaron Shriner, has become a Seattle Realogics Sotheby's International Realty Agent! Astute realty service consumers have the right to know Mr. Shriner's Windermere history before enlisting his services at Sotheby's:

CASE #1: Windermere SCA Redmond was proud home to certified Windermere swindler, Paul Stickney, officially adjudged by Washington courts (Click to the Court's Opinion here) as having a conflict of interest and failing to disclose it to his Windermere SCA clients. Download the $1,030,627.00 judgment against Windermere Real Estate SCA and Paul Stickney here.

CASE #2: Windermere Chairman John W. Jacobi's Washington Loan Company, Windermere Real Estate SCA Redmond and agent Christopher Judd, sued for Intentional Misrepresentation and other claims in alleged "...unlawful scheme to enrich themselves at the expense of plaintiffs and others..." Click to the full Complaint in the case here. (Shriner and Stickney above left, respectively.)

 

 

Windermere City Group maintaining "...the highest ethical standards..."

Despite Two Washington State Criminal Counts for First Degree Theft in Realty Transactions, Windermere Spokane City Group Employed Accused Agent Ryan S. Bishop (left), and Exposed Unsuspecting Realty Service Consumers to Bishop's Predatory Ethics.

Shortly after John L. Scott, Spokane, terminated his employment for inappropriate conduct when his clients' transaction file was mysteriously not found by management, Spokane Realtor Ryan S. Bishop went to work the next three years at Windermere City Group, Spokane, and even continued working for Windermere City Group several months after Washington State officially charged Mr. Bishop with two counts of First Degree Theft in realty transactions.

Count #1 arose from the John L. Scott case “…by color and aid of deception, by means of failing to reveal essential information regarding a real estate transaction,” where Bishop allegedly manipulated loan documents to have himself paid an “assignment fee” of $196,435.00 from his clients' loan proceeds. The clients didn’t learn of the scheme until March of 2012, when they reviewed the complete and final HUD-1 Settlement Statement. Count #2 from the same case pertains to “...deception, by means of misappropriating rent money, with intent to deprive” the same clients of rent proceeds from the newly-purchased residence while they had yet to relocate and occupy it. Further, “…the defendant used his or her position of trust, confidence, or fiduciary responsibility to facilitate the commission of the current offense, as provided by 9.94A.535(3)(n).” 

Although the criminal charges were filed in Spokane Superior Court on October 1, 2012, records indicate that Bishop was still employed by Windermere City Group, Spokane, well into 2013. A total of two civil actions plus the aforementioned criminal charges were pending against Bishop during his employment at Windermere City Group, where owner Joe Garst (left) states on his Windermere web page, “I will represent your best interest and be attentive to your needs, maintain the highest ethical standards, and conduct myself with integrity and honesty.” Bishop's criminal trial is set for 02-03-2014 in Spokane, and his real estate license is now reported as “Delinquent" by DOL. Incredibly, Bishop is currently listed on Linkedin as an Adult Family Home Administrator at Legacy Gardens of Spokane Adult Family Home. DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE RYAN S. BISHOP SPOKANE SUPERIOR NO. 12103480-1 CHARGING INFORMATION HERE

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON, KING COUNTY—NO. 13-2-36032-2 SEA

Windermere Real Estate East and Agent Employee Stephen C. Hender (left), Sued in Complaint Alleging Negligent Breach of Duty, Unauthorized Practice of Law, Violation of the Consumer Protection Act and Claim for Injunctive Relief, by Plaintiff Charging Irretrievable Loss of $100,000.00 Earnest Money Deposit to Steven D. Smith Construction of Redmond. MORE HERE

The Complaint alleges: "Plaintiffs' aforesaid irretrievable loss and legal forfeiture of Plaintiffs' aforesaid One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollar earnest money deposit was proximately caused by Defendant Hender's aforesaid tortious conduct of practicing law in violation of RCW 2.48.170-190..." and "...Plaintiffs allege that the unauthorized practice of law tortious actions of Defendant Hender and related negligent supervision of Defendant Windermere East are of such nature that other consumers are likely to be harmed by the Defendants' joint and several ongoing and continued repetition of such unauthorized practice of law..."DOWNLOAD THE FULL COMPLAINT HERE. CASE UPDATES—Confirmation of Joinder: “Plaintiffs expect to serve all presently identified Defendants next month, after doing further investigation of the Plaintiffs’ claims.” 12/1/2014, Motion for Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice.

 

 

 

STEALING COMPETITOR STRATEGY:

IS PROMOTION THEFT THE WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE MARKETING PLAN?

U.S. DISTRICT COURT, CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA—CASE NO. EDCV-01242 JGB (OPx)

Coldwell Banker Sues Windermere Services Southern California for Lanham Act Trade Dress Infringement, Common Law Trade Dress Infringement, and Common Law Unfair Competition in Federal Complaint Alleging:

"23. On or about March 2013, Windermere's Counsel indicated that Windermere would take immediate steps to change the formatting of its WINDERMERE@HOME magazine to alleviate Coldwell. Banker's concerns of trade dress infringement. 24. As of the filing of this Complaint, Windermere has not taken any steps to change the formatting of its WINDERMERE@HOME magazine and continues to incorporate the VIEW Trade Dress in the WINDERMERE@H0ME magazine." DOWNLOAD THE COMPLAINT HERE 11/13/2013: Notice of Voluntary Dismissal without prejudice filed by Plaintiff Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company.

Similar lawsuit from another Windermere competitor: U.S.DISTRICT COURT—NO. SACV10-01589 JVS (ex): JOSEPH R. DEVILLE, BOB BENNION, BENNION & DEVILLE FINE HOMES [WINDERMERE COACHELLA VALLEY], A&L PARTNERS, ANDREA MARQUEZ, SUED FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT

Similar lawsuit: U.S. DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE—CIVIL ACTION NO. 12-cv-271: WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE COMPANY AND SEATTLE-WEDGWOOD BROKER, CARISSA TURBAK [SAFFEL], SUED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, FALSE DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN AND UNFAIR COMPETITION—VIOLATION OF THE LANHAM ACT—BY FINITO SERVICES LLC, DBA SUNSPOT INNS, RESORTS & VACATION RENTALS

Similar lawsuit: U.S. DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA—NO. CV-05401: WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND AND ASSOCIATE BROKER DEBBIE NITSCHE SUED FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, VIOLATION OF THE LANHAM ACT, AND UNFAIR COMPETITION.

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE—NO. INC 1205192

Windermere Real Estate [Coachella Valley], Broker Chris Anderson DRE #01400606 and Agent Tony Otten DRE #01400038 (at left, respectively), Sued for Comparative Indemnity and Apportionment of Fault; and Total Equitable Indemnity, in Capitis Southeby's International Realty Cross-Complaint Alleging "...Windermere, Mr. Anderson, and Mr. Otten owed a duty of honest dealing to Plaintiff..."

DOWNLOAD THE SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT IN THE CASE HERE; DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE CROSS-COMPLAINT HERE; DOWNLOAD THE CROSS-COMPLAINT OF BENNION & DEVILLE FINE HOMES, INC., dba WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE COACHELLA VALLEY, CHRIS ANDERSON and TONY OTTE HERE.

Second Amended Cross-Complaint alleges: "...Stephen LoCascio and Michael Russell lived together as legally married spouses... the escrow under which Mr. LoCascio would buy the Subject Property was supposed to close on or about June 26, 2012... The Addendums allowed the buyer, Mr. LoCascio to rent the Subject Property and to take possession of the Subject Property, under the Addendums, on April 5, 2012, as a tenant, three months before the close of escrow... the truth was that Mr. LoCascio and Mr. Russell had no place to live...

While in sole possession of the Subject Property, Mr. LoCascio and Mr. Russell committed waste, in that inter alia they ripped large holes in the walls and ceiling, took down a wall, removed all the landscaping, including mature trees, either urinated or allowed their two dogs to urinate throughout the house on the carpeting, changed and damaged electrical wiring, damaged wallpaper, damaged the ceiling and custom made drapery, damaged the plumbing system,, and otherwise committed acts of destruction and waste to the Subject Property, physically rendering the house uninhabitable, and substantially lowering the fair market value...

...Mr. Anderson was the real estate broker and Mr. Otten the real estate agent for Mr. LoCascio and Mr. Russell... Windermere, Mr. Anderson, and Mr. Otten breached the duties owed to Plaintiff when they failed to disclose to Plaintiff that LoCascio/Russell's property has been foreclosed upon and that they did not have the finances to purchase Plaintiff's home..."

12/03/2013 CASE UPDATE—WINDERMERE PARTIES’ DEMURRER TO SECOND AMENDED CROSS-COMPLAINT: "The Court will make a tentative ruling on the merits of this matter by 3:00 p.m. on the court day prior to the hearing. Tentative rulings will be available on the Internet. To view go to: http://www.riverside.courts.ca.gov and click on the tentative ruling link. The tentative ruling shall become the ruling of the Court unless, by 4:00 p.m. on the court day before the scheduled hearing, a party gives notice of intent to appear to all parties and the court. The notice of intent to appear must be given either in person or by telephone. Where notice of intent to appear has been properly given, or upon direction of the Court, oral argument will be permitted."

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF KING—CASE NO. 13-2-00452-6 KNT

COMPLAINT ALLEGES:

"In fact, the copy of the Repair Recommendations forwarded by Mr. Freed HAD BEEN MANIPULATED TO CONCEAL the portion of the repair recommendations which informed the Boyers that the drain field piping was collapsing and needed to be replaced." (Emphasis added.)

WINDERMERE BONNEY LAKE-LAKE TAPPS and OWNER / DESIGNATED BROKER KEN FREED (left), SUED FOR FRAUD, FRAUDULENT CONCEALMENT, BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION, BREACH OF CONTRACT, CPA VIOLATION and RESCISSION.

Update 7/25/13: PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT. Update 8/22/13: Plaintiffs' attorney files STIPULATION FOR AND ORDER OF DISIMISSAL OF FREEDS AND WINDERMERE LAKE TAPPS.

UPDATE 7/25/2013: Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment as to Liability RE Plaintiffs' Claims Against Defendants Boyer for Fraudulent Concealment, Fraud and Breach of Contract. OTHER CASE UPDATES: MOTION TO COMPEL DEFENDANTS' BOYERS ANSWERS; Order Compelling Defendant Boyers' Answers 06/07/2013.

Related Case Report: WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE BONNEY LAKE-LAKE TAPPS OWNER SUED BY WINDERMERE EMPLOYEE FOR CONSTRUCTIVE DISCHARGE, HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT, NEGLIGENCE, INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS AND CIVIL CONSPIRACY—THE COMPLAINT ALLEGES: "...She fell. While she was lying on the ground Tollen kicked her at least ten times, yelling, "You're a piece of shit!"

 

 

WASHINGTON STATE COURT OF APPEALS, DIVISION 1—NOS. 58439-9-I, 58531-2-I

WINDERMERE AGENTS' ABUSE, UNDUE INFLUENCE and EXPLOITATION OF A VULNERABLE ADULT AT WINDERMERE ATTORNEY JOHN DEMCO'S SOUTH WHIDBEY ISLAND FREELAND WINDERMERE FRANCHISE: Windermere mother-and-daughter agents Saul and Gabelein take advantage of an elderly woman: “Emma has sold property to members of the Gabelein family for a fraction of its value, jeopardizing her ability to remain in her home for the remainder of her life." The single most despicable example of Windermere’s egregious contempt for justice and human decency—not to mention, its very own clients. (Demco, Saul and Gabelein, shown left.) READ THE COURT'S SHOCKING OPINION HERE.

 

 

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON DIVISION II—NO. 35740-2-II

MORE INNOCENT AND UNSUSPECTING LIVES RUINED BY THE COST OF CHASING WINDERMERE CROOKS THROUGH THE COURTS: Windermere Real Estate Allen & Associates Agent Lance Miller's Deliberate Non-Disclosure of Home's Prior Use as Pot Farm and Methamphetamine Laboratory

Eva and Eddie Bloor relocated to Longview, in Washington State, and purchased a home from Charmaine and Robert Fritz through Lance Miller at Windermere Real Estate/Allen & Associates, who served as dual agent for both parties. The Fritzes and Miller both opted to withhold their knowledge that the one-time rental property had been a site for marijuana farming and methamphetamine production. Windermere and Miller were cognizant of the property’s prior use because Windermere staff managed the rental home months earlier when a drug raid occurred, and they subsequently issued a notice of eviction on the tenants after learning of their illicit operation. Locals all herd the news, including the Fritzes, who conversed about it with others. (At left, Lance Miller of Windermere Allen & Associates.) CLICK TO THE COURT'S OPINION HERE.

 

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON—NO. 59321-8-I

WINDERMERE BELLEVUE COMMONS ASSOCIATE BROKER DICK PELASCINI'S FORECLOSURE RESCUE RIPOFF SCAM: "...When Pace-Knapp signed further documents at the closing agent’s office, she first realized she had sold her house to the Pelascinis. Nevertheless, she proceeded with the sale. As a result of this transaction, the trustee’s sale did not proceed... She lived in the house under lease agreements with the Pelascinis for two and a half years, during which time she paid rent to the new owners. She was evicted when the Pelascinis declined to renew her lease a third time." CLICK HERE TO THE COURT'S OPINION.

 

 

Check State Licensing Records Online to Learn the Business Ethics History of Local Windermere Franchisees and Personnel:

WINDERMERE'S HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS: Current Windermere Real Estate Chino Hills King Realty Group Owner, Richard Michael King, had his real estate license "...revoked; provided, however, a restricted real estate broker license shall be issued..." by Department of Real Estate, State of California, when previously operating as Century 21 King Realtors...

...From "In the Matter of the Accusation..." filed by the Department of Real Estate, State of California, June 11, 1998: "The overall conduct of Respondent KING [left], constitutes a failure on his part, as officer designated by a corporate broker licensee, responsible for the supervision and control over the activities conducted on behalf of MDR by its officers, managers and employees as necessary to secure full compliance with the provisions of the Real Estate Law including the supervision of the salespersons licensed to the corporation in the performance of acts for which a real estate license is required. This conduct is cause for the suspension or revocation of the real estate license and license rights of KING pursuant to the provisions of Sections 10159.2 and 10177(d) of the Code." Mr. King's license was reinstated on August 13, 2002.

 

 

RE/MAX Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering: (Denver, CO) – RE/MAX, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, today announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. MORE HERE

 

 

Christy Rice (left) of Windermere Property Management JMW Seattle Review: "Tenants and Owners Beware!! Christy Rice is extremely unprofessional. I would have rented from one of her listings, but I refuse to work with her. Christy is extremely arrogant, short, curt, rude, and fails to take responsibility for her negative interaction. Unfortunately, the owners she represents know nothing of how she is representing them; therefore, the owners don't realize the business they are losing..."

 

 

john jacobiREALTY PREDATOR and WINDERMERE CHAIRMAN (left) JOHN W. JACOBI'S VOLUMINOUS and HORRIFIC LEGACY OF GREED, LOSS, DISTRESS and FINANCIAL RUIN FOR WASHINGTON STATE HOMEBUYERS:

THE COMPLETE WINDERMERE WASHINGTON LITIGATION HISTORY IN COMPREHENSIVE LISTINGS OF WINDERMERE LAWSUITS from KING and PIERCE and SNOHOMISH counties, and all Washington counties where Windermere cases have been filed: Benton Chelan Clallam Clark Columbia Cowlitz Franklin Grant Grays Harbor Island Jefferson Kitsap Kittitas Lewis Mason Pacific Pend Oreille San Juan Skagit Spokane Stevens Thurston Wahkiakum Walla Walla Whatcom Whitman Yakima Download the complete Windermere litigation history from ALL Washington counties here.

 

 

WINDERMERE EAST REVIEWS & WINDERMERE-VESTUS FORECLOSURE GROUP REVIEW & CASES

KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON—CASE NO. 12-2-08537-4 SEA

March 13, 2012: Vestus LLC, Windermere Real Estate East, and "Investment Specialist & Foreclosure Expert" Christopher Hall, Sued for Negligent or Fraudulent Misrepresentation, Violation of Washington Real Estate Law, including Chapters 18.85 and 18.86 RCW, and Violation of the Washington State Consumer Protection Act, Chapter 19.86 RCW, in Complaint Alleging:

"9. The Defendants hold themselves out as experts in the purchase of foreclosing real property. Defendants provide training and information on purchasing foreclosing property, and facilitate the financing and acquisition of foreclosing properties. 10. Vestus advertises that it gathers "real time market data" on foreclosing properties, "mines" the data, physically drives to the properties in order to ensure the accurate analysis of each property, and rigorously and carefully analyses the information it has collected.... 18. Information readily available to real estate professionals, but not to the public, included agents' remarks that the foundation of the Property had settling issues. 19. The Defendants did not disclose the settling problems to McGrath."

DOWNLOAD THE FULL COMPLAINT HERE; OR READ IT ON THE VESTUS FORECLOSURE GROUP REVIEW PAGE HERE; JUMP TO THE DEFENDANTS' ANSWER HERE

CASE HISTORY

January 11, 2013: After Windermere/Demco's FIRST Summary Judgment Motion, Judge orders that Plaintiff's claims for Breach of Contract, Fraudulent Concealment, Negligent Misrepresentation, CPA and violation of RCW 18.86 agency statute will remain. Windermere Vestus Demco Motion for Partial Reconsideration is DENIED. Plaintiff files jury demand. Vestus Foreclosure Group, Windermere Real Estate East, and Christopher Hall to stand trial for Fraudulent Concealment and other charges on August 12, 2013.

June 21, 2013: Vestus, Windermere East, Christopher Hall and Demco lawyers lose big again. Court denies SECOND Motion for Summary Judgment. DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE SECOND SUMARY JUDGMENT MOTION HERE; AND THE ORDER DENYING IT HERE

From Plaintiff's Response to Defendants' Second Motion for Summary Judgement: "Well before the April 7, 2011 meeting, Vestus acquired an Agent Detail Report on the Property. On March 13, 2011, Hugh Stewart, one of Vestus' principals, pulled the Agent Detail Report from the MLS site. Hall Dep 21-22. At about one third of the way down the page contains the words, "Partial Slope." At the bottom, in a section called "Agent Only Remarks," is "settling issues"... The Agent Detail Report is not available to the public. Hall, Dep 63-64 ("Can ordinary citizens go on the MLS site and get the agent remarks, the agent-only remarks?" "No; because it is agent-only remarks."). The Agent Detail Report for the Property WAS NOT IN the Auction Packet Vestus distributed on April 7,2011." (Emphasis added.)

July 22, 2013: Just 2 weeks before trial, a Stipulation and Order to Amend Complaint to Remove Claim and Parties has been filed with an Amended Complaint that removes Hall and the Fraudulent Concealment charge. The newly Amended Complaint names defendant parties as Vestus LLC, and Windermere Real Estate East, Inc., and states in part: "...Hall provided McGrath information and recommendations on properties... Information readily available to real estate professionals, but not to the public, included agents' remarks that the foundation of the Property had settling issues... Defendants did not disclose the settling problems to McGrath."

After Stipulation and Amended Complaint, Trial to Proceed against Vestus Foreclosure and Windermere East for Breach of Contract, Negligent Misrepresentation, violation of the Consumer Protection Act, and Breach of Statutory Duty, on August 12, 2013.

Plaintiff's Trial Brief: "Since the hearing on Vestus' motion, [Plaintiff] McGrath has notified Vestus' attorney that she intends to drop her claim for fraudulent concealment. She has decided to drop Christopher Hall as a defendant. She has filed a motion to amend to reflect these changes in a stipulation and order agreed upon by defendants' attorney." Plaintiff's Proposed Jury Instructions and Proposed Special Verdict Form

Defendants' Trial Brief: "...Vestus does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information it makes available..." Demco Doubles Down: Vestus/Windermere East Proposed Jury Instructions and Proposed Special Verdict Form. Defendants' Motions In Limine.

Pre-Trial Updates: Joint Statement of Evidence; Defendants' Admissible Docs Notice, ER 904; Mediation Compliance: "The mediation did not resolve the dispute." Joint Confirmation of Trial Readiness, also filed on July 22, states trial is estimated to take 5 days. Defendants' Notice of Admissible Docs, Evidence Rule 904; Notice of Mediation Compliance: "The mediation did not resolve the dispute."

August 8, 2013: Notice Of Settlement Filed.

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SPOKANE—No. 13200611-6

"...so what if we are off $20,000 sometimes."

Vestus LLC and Windermere Spokane City Group agents Brian Sandusky and Aaron Cunningham (at left respectively) Sued in Class Action Complaint (Certification Pending) for Violation of the Consumer Protection Act, Alleging "...Vestus was not a licensed real estate brokerage firm." 10/18/2013: Previously litigated in lower court where plaintiff's claims were dismissed. Court awards summary judgment based on collateral estoppel.

Spokane Class Action against Windermere's Vestus Foreclosure alleges Plaintiff "...lost a significant amount of money... on her purchase of the Liberty Lake property based on the representations made by Vestus," and that Vestus Defendant Cunningham stated: "...so what if we are off $20,000 sometimes." Allegations further state that Cunningham told the Plaintiff that he requested another Vestus client bidder to refrain from bidding as a "favor" to the Plaintiff.

The Class Action Complaint's Prayer for Relief Includes: 4. That it be declared that Vestus' fee/compensation structure is unfair and/or deceptive in violation of Washington's Consumer Protection Act; 5. That the Court rescind the contracts between Defendant Vestus and Plaintiff and other similarly situated individuals; 6. That Defendant Vestus be held liable to Plaintiff and other similarly situated individuals for any commissions or fees paid pursuant to rescinded contracts."

July 17, 2013:Stipulation and Order of Dismissal of Certain Claims Against Defendants Sandusky and Cunningham: "...Plaintiff, and Defendants Sandusky and Cunningham, through their respective counsel of record and hereby stipulate and agree that all claims against Defendants Sandusky and Cunningham in § IV of Plaintiff's Complaint for Violations of Consumer Protection Act, including ¶¶ 4.1 - 4.8 thereunder, may be dismissed without prejudice and without costs. UPDATE 8/29/2013: Trial scheduled for Monday, August 14, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

Download the complete Class Action Complaint here. Jump to the Vestus Answer here. September 9, 2013: Answer, Affirmative Defenses, Counterclaim and Cross-Claim of Defendants Sandusky and Cunningham. September 13, 2013: Defendant Vestus LLC's First Motion for Summary Judgement.

Spokane Association of Realtors and Vestus Class Action Parties File a Stipulated Motion for Protective Order of the Association's Records, Claiming Disclosure "...will cause damage to the Spokane Association of Realtors and/or its members...

...The confidential documents and information shall be used by the party to whom the documents are disclosed solely for the purposes of this lawsuit, and may not be copied, filed in court, disseminated, published, communicated, distributed or otherwise used except as provided In this order. Use of the confidential documents and Information for oral and/or written dissemination to any member of the public; any member of the media Including radio, television, print digital optical, or otherwise via computer, telephone, facsimile, or any other communication medium; or to any person not otherwise specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited." DOWNLOAD THE STIPULATED PROTECTIVE MOTION & ORDER HERE.

SEPARATE COUNSEL: Attorneys Jeffrey P. Downer, and Allison J. Moon, of Lee • Smart P.S., Pacific Northwest Law Offices, are representing defendants Sandusky and Cunningham. Lars E. Neste of Demco Law Firm is representing defendant Vestus.

 

 

 

AFTER WRECKING HIS UNSUSPECTING WINDERMERE CLIENTS' LIVES FOR NEARLY 6 YEARS, WINDERMERE REDMOND SCA CROOK PAUL STICKNEY (left) NOW WHINES TO THE COURT: "...Although innocent, I was found guilty of things I never did, by a jury that did not hear the other sides of the story at trial... Further, to add insult to injury, the on-line attacks have become supported by judicial credibility..." and "...I am now behind on my house payments, I owe money to the IRS, and I have four other debts that are in arrears. I have been paying on the debts until I could pay no more. This ordeal has exhausted my assets and I am barely hanging on." —Click here for Paul Stickney's complete response to Plaintiff American Express. Update: Amex Motion to Strike Stickney's Answer as "...immaterial or impertinent..." Order Granted on Motion to Strike Portions of Defendant's Answer. 9/26/2013 Order of Dismissal.

 

In King County Superior Case No. 13-2-17465-1 SEA, Stickney, who literally destroyed the home and finances of his Windermere Redmond SCA clients (story here), has been SUED FOR MONIES DUE AND OWING OF $5688.06 BY AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK. (Read the Amex Stickney Complaint here; and the Amex Motion for Default here.) Perhaps Predator Paul is tasting the same distress and disgrace that he and Windermere have provided to so many others. Download the $1,030,627.00 judgment against Windermere Redmond SCA and Paul Stickney here.

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SPOKANE—No. 13201539-5

Complaint Alleges: "Durheim and Groves told Solerno not to inform the [buyer] Mitchells of this fact."

Husband and Wife Windermere Spokane Agents Greg Durheim and Carol Groves (left) and Windermere Manito Spokane (Joseph K. Nichols, Windermere Manito Owner, 2nd from left) Sued for Breach of Contract, Breach of Statutory Duties and Negligent Misrepresentation in Complaint Alleging that Durheim and Groves Told Co-Defendant "...not to inform..." Plaintiffs that Mortgage Lender Would Not Agree to Partial Release of Property.

"Sometime in the fall of 2011, Solerno told Durheim and Groves that his mortgage lender would not agree to a partial release of his property and that the closing on the Solerno property could not happen. Durheim and Groves told Solerno not to inform the Mitchells of this fact." DOWNLOAD A COMPLETE COPY OF THE COMPLAINT HERE

Motion for default of defendants Windermere and Groves: " ...More than twenty (20) days have expired since service of process, and Defendants have failed to file or serve an Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint, and are now wholly in default... He told me that an Answer would be filed no later that May 29, 2013. May 29, 2013 has come and gone without any Answer having been filed or served."

Defendants Windermere and Groves finally file an Answer on June 14, 2013: "...Windermere admits contacting Solernos at Plaintiff's request, to seek Solerno's participation in a boundary line adjustment but denies that the adjustment was to operate a commercial dog kennel."

RECENT CASE UPDATES: 5/15/2014, Motion for Summary Judgment by Defendants Durheim, Groves and Windermere Manito. 6/25/2014, Order Denying Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment. 6/23/2014, Defendant Paul Salerno's (Pro Se) Anser to Complaint and Counterclaim.

 

 

WINDERMERE'S UNLAWFUL SALES OF LOW-GRADE SECURITIES:

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF KING—CASE NO. 10-2-30838-5 SEA

Windermere Real Estate Northwest, Inc., Agent Howard Johnson, Broker and Branch Manager Loretta Larson, Sued for Violation of the Washington State Securities Act (WSSA), Negligence, Negligent Misrepresentation, Negligent Supervision (Against Windermere and Larson), Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Violation of Washington's Consumer Protection Act

(Above left to right) President April Kieburtz, Designated Broker and Owner, Windermere Real Estate/Northwest; the generic silhouette head of Steven Kieburtz, CEO and Owner, Windermere Real Estate/Northwest; and Loretta Larson, Manager and Broker, Windermere Real Estate/Northwest.

ALLEGATIONS FROM THE COMPLAINT: "19. Windermere and Larson were “control persons” of Johnson under the WSSA with respect to Simmons’ SCI investment, pursuant to RCW 21.20.430 and common law... 20. Windermere and Larson had the power to control Johnson’s offers or sales of products to the public and Larson was the branch manager, charged with monitoring and managing the activities of the agents and brokers affiliated with such branch, including Johnson... 21. In connection with the SCI investment, Johnson misrepresented material facts to Simmons or omitted to state material facts necessary to make Johnson’s other material representations, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading." Read the complete report here

Case Updates: MOTION REGARDING PRETRIAL MATTERS: Windermere Northwest argues that the Court should not allow expert testimony interpreting the Securities Act: "The Court Should Exclude Witnesses from the Department of Financial Institutions." Parties stipulate to trial on June 4, 2012. Notice of Settlement dated 6/1/2012 filed on 6/5/2012.

 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF MONTANA—2012 MT 144A

Montana Supreme Court Reverses the Partial Summary Judgment of Windermere Helena Broker Rick Ahmann's (left) "Acquiron" Real Estate and Business Brokerage After Elderly Victim Seeks Damages of $4,635,485.51, Claims Unlawful Sale of Securities, Negligence and Fiduciary Breach: "The examiner found that DBSI was running a Ponzi scheme."

 

 

 

HOMESTREET BANK REVIEW • WINDERMERE MORTGAGE SERVICES SERIES LLC REVIEW

The whole unsavory Windermere / Demco Law Firm / Homestreet Bank mess is required reading for the US Attorney, every citizen at large, and all Windermere personnel...

SUPERIOR COURT, WASHINGTON STATE, COUNTY OF PIERCE—Case No. 12-2-15705-2

Homestreet Bank Countersued for Violation of Fiduciary Duties in Crossclaims Alleging Improper Kickbacks and Conspiracy to Commit Bribery with Third Party Defendant Windermere Mortgage Services Company.

Allegation states Homestreet's Exec VP Residential Lending Director, Richard Bennion "...overstepped his role as managing board member and assumed the role of the lender," and "...Mr. Bennion exerted substantial pressure through Windermere Mortgage Services..."

Allegations against Homestreet Bank, Windermere Real Estate Services Company, Windermere Real Estate South, and Windermere Mortgage Services Series, LLC., all named as Cross-Claim Defendants:

john jacobi"WSC tracks loan and Title referrals by WRE office and individual agent. ... It is believed that WRE agents are generally ignorant that their "legal fund" is a profit center for the WRE office in which they work. ... 57. John Jacobi [left], majority owner of WSC is also 70% owner of voting shares of stock in WRE South."

"52. It was likely any suit against the Escrow Company would result in a counterclaim against WMSS South and WRE South. 53. Demco did not pursue any claim against the Escrow Company."JUMP TO THE COMPLETE CROSS-CLAIMS HERE

In response to Plaintiff Homestreet Bank's boilerplate Judicial Foreclosure Complaint against former Windermere Franchise Owner and Defendant Michael M. Ratcliffe, Ratcliffe's estranged wife, Co-Defendant and 3rd Party Plaintiff, Joyce M. Feeley, blows the lid off the Windermere / Homestreet partnership in her Answer, Counter-Claims and Cross-Claims, which in part allege:

"44. The WMIA fund runs a substantial surplus each year in excess of $500,000 that is distributed to the WRE office owners. 45. It is believed that WRE agents are generally ignorant that their "legal fund" is a profit center for the WRE office in which they work."

"...Mr. Bennion exerted substantial pressure through Windermere Mortgage Services Series and Mr. Ratcliffe to compel Ms. Feeley to return and re-sign the deed of trust without any qualifier. Demco was notified that Ms. Feeley was in fear of her life, and that any signature would be inder duress...""

1. VIOLATION OF FIDUCIARY DUTIES. Homestreet Bank violated its fiduciary duties when its agent, RICHARD BENNION, overstepped his role as a managing board member and assumed the role of the lender. Homestreet committed this violation when its agent, RICHARD BENNION, assumed the responsibility of making the final decision to fund the Milton property loan despite the numerous underwriting and processing shortcomings of that loan..." (Emphasis added.)

2. RESPA VIOLATIONS. Because WMSS and Homestreet Bank reimburse WSC and discrete WRE offices in relation to the volume of loans they refer, those payments CONSTITUTE AN IMPROPER KICKBACK in violation of CFR 3500.14. ..." (Emphasis added.)

3. CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT BRIBERY. Because WMSS, Homestreet Bank, and the other crossclaim defendants profited from unlawful bribery and the conspiracy to commit such acts, they have acted in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1962 (a) and (c). ..." (Emphasis added.)

DOWNLOAD JOYCE M. FEELEY'S ANSWER, COUNTER-CLAIMS and CROSS-CLAIMS HERE

8/15/2014, Court's Order of Dismissal without Predjudice

 

KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT NO. 13-2-18255-6 KNT:

Windermere Real Estate Maple Valley's Petition for Determination of Fair Value of Shares of Dissenting Shareholder--RCW 23B.13.300, "... Its shareholders are Rich Menti, Jim Nelsen, Rick Menti, Michael Ratcliffe, and John Jacobi."

"10. At the conclusion of the October 31, 2012 shareholder meeting, all present shareholders, including proxy votes, voted in favor of a motion to approve the sale of substantially all assets of the Company through the asset sale and consulting arrangement with Davies Management Inc. as provided in the purchase and sale documents and consulting agreement, the sale and redemption of CW Title shares and redemption of Windermere Mortgage series for approximately $50,000, and to authorize completion and execution of the purchase and sale documents, consulting agreement, sale and redemption of CW Title shares and redemption of Windermere Title series. The shareholders who voted to authorize the execution of the APSA and sale of substantially all of the Company's assets held in excess of 78% of the then outstanding shares."

SIMILAR NOTABLE CASE—SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF KING—No. 09-2-46671-8 SEA: Windermere Founder John W. Jacobi's Washington Loan Company, Craig and Rosalie Shriner's Windermere Real Estate S.C.A. Redmond, and its Agent Christopher Judd, Sued for Intentional Misrepresentation and Other Claims in Alleged "...unlawful scheme to enrich themselves at the expense of plaintiffs and others..." Related Topic: Get the CW Title, Bellevue, review page here.

GERACI v. HOMESTREET BANK: Is HomeStreet Bank a socially responsible financial institution?

 

 

 

 

WINDERMERE HIMLIE SHELTON REVIEW

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON EN BANC—No. 83660-4

"Because the duty to not commit fraud is independent of the contract, the independent duty doctrine permits a party to pursue a fraud claim regardless of whether a contract exists."

Windermere Himlie Shelton Review: Nearly seven years litigation all the way to the Washington Supreme Court, and still going: Windermere's "The highest ethical standards. Uncompromising honesty and integrity," brings unsuspecting waterfront homebuyers...

An Interminable Windermere Himlie Legal Ordeal in Shelton, Mason County, Washington

"The Court of Appeals correctly reversed the trial court's dismissal of the Jackowskis' claims for breach of statutory fiduciary duties. The Court of Appeals also properly acknowledged that chapter 64.06 RCW does not bar common law rescission, and it properly reversed the trial court's dismissal of the Jackowskis' causes of action relating to fraud concerning the fill issue. For the reasons stated above, we affirm the Court of Appeals and remand to the trial court for further proceedings."

"The trial court permitted the Jackowskis to amend their complaint against Hawkins Poe and Johnson to include an allegation of failure to meet statutory duties under 18.86.050(1)(c) and against the Borchelts, Windermere Himlie, and Conklin for fraud and fraudulent concealment of cracks in the basement."

DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT'S OPINION HERE

(At left) Vince Himlie, owner and designated broker of Windermere Himlie, who states that he has been honored as "Realtor of the Year." And Windermere Himlie agent Jef Conklin, whose Windermere web page states, "Jef has the experience to make sure your transactions go as smoothly as possible," and "With Jef and Windermere in your corner you can`t help but come out a winner."

 

 

 

Franchiser Windermere Services Company suing

and competing against its own franchisees:

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY—CASE NO. 10-2-36192-8 SEA

 

THE SAGA OF WINDERMERE PUYALLUP CANYON ROAD (WPCR) IS A REALTY FRANCHISE OWNER'S ULTRA-NIGHTMARE: Franchiser Windermere Services Chairman "...Jacobi decided to open another Windermere office in the territory in which WPCR was operating."

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO—CASE NO. 37-2011-00089709-CU-BC-CTL

"From the time that the Cross-Complainants exercised their contractual right to terminate the Franchise License Agreement, and while Cross-Complainants were still operating as Windermere franchisees, [Windermere Services] Cross-Defendants engaged in a pattern of unlawful and predatory acts designed to specifically harm Cross-Complainants and destroy their businesses as Windermere franchisees and their future business endeavors."

"18. Namely, Windermere SoCal actively solicited Cross-Complainants' agents and managers and did, in fact, hire some of these individuals away from Cross-Complainants. This act is specifically prohibited by Windermere. These newly retained agents and managers were hired away to work at a Windermere franchise that is owned or operated by Windermere SoCal and which was located 1/2 of a block across the street from one of Cross-Complainants' Windermere franchises."

 

Attention agents: Considering a business

association with Windermere Real Estate?

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS STATE OF WASHINGTON DIVISION 1—No. 65159-5:

"In Retaliation Windermere Sought to Make the Litigation as Expensive and Time Consuming as Possible to Dissuade Mr. Rodriguez and other Agents from Asserting Claims against Windermere."

"The trial court's award of reasonable attorney's fees and costs to Mr. Rodriguez was both appropriate and necessary pursuant to Washington law and its public policies. A finding otherwise would have validated a unilateral fees clause and resulted in the precise inequity the statute intends to remedy. This Court should disregard Windermere's attempt to truncate the relevant contractual language and misconstrue the law, and affirm the trial court's award of attorney's fees award to Mr. Rodriguez. Likewise, the trial court's award of prejudgment interest at 18%, as the parties had agreed was the reasonable rate of interest between them, was correct and should be affirmed."

 

"A good reputation is more valuable than money." —Publilius Syrus

ARE YOU CONSIDERING A WINDERMERE FRANCHISE? CONSIDER CAREFULLY: Does franchiser Windermere Services Company disclose the Windermere network's pervasive professional misconduct, countless lawsuits and vast PR troubles to renewing and prospective Windermere franchisees? Under Federal Trade Commission Rules, Part 436, Disclosure Requirements, any franchiser has a legal duty to disclose: "16 CFR 436.2 (5)(n) ...any fact, circumstance, or set of conditions which has a substantial likelihood of influencing a reasonable franchisee or a reasonable prospective franchisee in the making of a significant decision relating to a named franchise business or which has any significant financial impact on a franchisee or prospective franchisee."

 

 

ANOTHER WINDERMERE FRANCHISE GONE: Prevaricating internet predator Windermere Preferred Living of Brea, California, goes out of business.

CW TITLE OF BELLEVUE REVIEW: "I'm still waiting to close on my property because of her lies."

Click to Windermere Oregon and Windermere Real Estate Central Oregon Lawsuit Case Summaries here.

 

 

Important Washington Real Estate Cases:

 

SVENDSEN v STOCK: Washington Consumer Protection Act Applies to Real Estate Broker

LUNSFORD v FRALEY: "DUAL AGENCY IS PERILOUS" says Court. "...Windermere did not advise the Lunsfords that it would present the Thomas offer

CHRISP v. GOLL Earnest Money Forfeiture, Court rules "...plain language of RCW 64.04.005 does not allow substantial compliance..."

 

 

 

WINDERMERE FRANCHISE OWNERS' BANKRUPTCY and TAX WARRANTS; MISCELLANEOUS WINDERMERE LEGAL, CREDITOR and DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS:

 

BK Petition of Windermere Real Estate Capital Group, Inc., Owner Steven Alan Osburn: Total Assets of Steven Alan Osburn (left) $25,804.12; Total Liabilities, $1,368,534.85. Creditor Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claim, Windermere Services Company, $130,000.00. Download the Osburn Bankruptcy Petition here. Mr Osburn is currently a real estate agent at 43 Forty Three Degrees North Real Estate, Boise, Idaho; M2 Idaho, LLC. Osburn's Windermere Capital Group was sued for Violation of the Fair Housing Act.

 

BK Petitions of Windermere Real Estate Commencement Associates Owners Dick Beeson and David Sinding: Total Assets of (left) Richard E. Beeson—aka Dick Beeson—and Robin L. Beeson, $556,426.00; Total Liabilities, $2,795,696.00. Download the Beeson Bankruptcy Petition here. Petition States Beeson is Currently a Real Estate Broker at RE/MAX Professionals, Tacoma. Total Assets of (2nd from left) David C. Sinding, $482,600.00; Total Liabilities, $1,952,497.00. Download the Sinding Bankruptcy Petition here.

 

STATE WARRANT FOR UNPAID TAXES #167188A: CATALYST COMMERCIAL PARTNERS INC (a corporation) WINDERMERE COMMERCIAL. Catalyst President Robert Regan (left) was "...Broker/Owner of Windermere Commercial/Metro and the Director of Commercial Real Estate for all of Windermere Real Estate throughout the Western United States..."

 

WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE BONNEY LAKE-LAKE TAPPS Owner Tom Tollen's Highmark Homes WARRANT NO. 13-00771-SC For Unpaid Construction Compliance Penalties, An Unregistered Contractor, Infraction No. NSLOD00507, Compliance Penalty, Interest, Filing Fees and Surcharges, $3070.00. Satisfaction of Warrant No. 13-00771-SC. Filed 05/06/2013 in King County Superior Court, NO. 13-2-17004-3 SEA: Highmark Homes and Tom Tollen sued for Breach of Contract, Specific Performance, Conversion and Restitution of Money. Filed 07/03/2013 in King County Superior Court, NO. 13-2-24916-2 SEA: Highmark Homes sued in Complaint for Money Due and to Enforce Claim Against Contractor's Assignment of Savings Account. Click to Windermere Bonney Lake-Lake Tapps lawsuits here; SETTLEMENT: "Defendant has settled Plaintiff's claims..." Motion and Declaration for Order Granting Voluntary Non-Suit.

 

 

 

WINDERMERE FEDERAL WAY REVIEW

U.S. DISTRICT COURT, WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE—NO. C07-1808 JCC

WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE/WEST CAMPUS, FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON, AND ITS AGENT DAN DENNIS, SUED FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION, UNJUST ENRICHMENT, AND NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION.

Complaint alleges that “…Windermere Real Estate/West Campus, Inc. and Dan Dennis SUPPLIED FALSE INFORMATION to AMERCO in its business transaction…" (Above left and right) Windermere Defendant Dan Dennis, the generic silhouette head of John A. Tidwell, Manager, Owner and Designated Broker of Windermere West Campus.

 

SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF KING —CASE NO. 08-2-30394-2

Windermere Real Estate West Campus Federal Way; Agents Dan Dennis and Cheryl Crutcher Sued by Newport Village Condominium Owners Association for Misrepresentations and/or Omissions of Material Fact, Fraudulent Concealment, and Violation of the Consumer Protection Act.

(Above left to right) Windermere Real Estate/West Campus Federal Way Defendants Broker Dan Dennis and Salesperson Cheryl Crutcher. The generic silhouette of John A. Tidwell, Owner and Designated Broker of Windermere West Campus Federal Way. Complaint alleges "... intentionally and/or negligently  failed to disclose facts regarding known defects and physical hazards..." Notice of Settlement filed May 12, 2011.

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF PIERCE No. 09-2-08369-5

Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Federal Way Agent John Siridakis, Sued for Misrepresentation and Violation of RCW 18.86.030(1)(a)(b)(d).

The Complaint in part alleges: "...Defendant John Siridakis knew prior to closing that the City of University Place would not allow the property to be subdivided into additional building lots and knew that Plaintiff were [sic] making the purchase with the express understanding that such subdivision would be allowed..."

From the WindermereWatch e-mailbag: Selling a home the Windermere Way, through bullying female clients with threats, harassment and intimidation...

Windermere Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Federal Way West Campus Agent John Siridakis Review: "Trying to get me and my two young (age 6&7) "kicked out" of our house..."

"This is my third experience with four Windermere agents, three in Gig Harbor and one in Tacoma. These people truly have zero professionalism and worse than that, feel they are entitled to treat their clients as if we work for them not the other way around."

John Siridakis of Tacoma, Gig Harbor, and Windermere Federal Way West Campus, emails HIS OWN CLIENT, HIS OWN CLIENT'S LAWYER, AND HER EX-HUSBAND'S LAWYER to demand "...It is now VERY OBVIOUS that Mrs Seller feels as if she is going to not only Run the ship but steer it as well!..." and "...She needs to be removed from the property via the courts..." CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

Windermere Federal Way West Campus Lawsuits:

 

U.S. DISTRICT COURT, WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE, NO. C07-1808 JCC—Windermere Real Estate West Campus Federal Way, Washington, and its agent Dan Dennis, sued for Breach of Contract, Fraudulent Misrepresentation, Unjust Enrichment and Negligent Misrepresentation.

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF KING, CASE NO. 08-2-30394-2Windermere Real Estate West Campus Federal Way, agents Dan Dennis and Cheryl Crutcher sued by Newport Village Condominium Owners Association for Misrepresentations and/or Omissions of Material Fact, Fraudulent Concealment, and Violation of the Consumer Protection Act.

 

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY—No. 08-2-34857-1 SEA

$1,278,418.00 JUDGMENT DEBTOR—WINDERMERE AFFILIATED COMPANY COMMONWEALTH LAND TITLE COMPANY OF PUGET SOUND—IS NOW "CW TITLE" OF BELLEVUE AFTER A QUICKIE NAME CHANGE. SHOULD THE PUBLIC TRUST INCOMPETENT WINDERMERE SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES LIKE CW TITLE? Read the original Complaint in the case here. Read the Third-party Answer and Counterclaim here. Read the "$1,278,418.00 plus interest" Agreed Order against Defendant Commonwealth here.

As prior counsel to Plaintiff Seawest Investment, and then later as counsel for Defendant Commonwealth—IN THE VERY SAME CASE—Windermere-Demco lawyer Matthew F. Davis (left) is deposed as a WITNESS: Read his amazingly evasive and equivocal 80-page deposition in which he states, "I was not involved with this transaction at the time that it was negotiated. And as a result, I assumed that a disclosure statement was provided in connection with the initial contract formation... And it, because I was involved so much later than contract formation, IT SIMPLY DID NOT OCCUR TO ME AS A POSSIBILITY IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PROVIDED." (Emphasis added.) Mr. Davis is also well-known for lying to the court and a defendant, and for abusing process through intimidation and coercion in another Windermere case.

 

 

ADDITIONAL BENNION & DEVILLE FINE HOMES, WINDERMERE COACHELLA VALLEY LAWSUITS:

 

CALIFORNIA SUPERIOR COURT, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, INDIO BRANCH—CASE N0: INC 10005449

Windermere Real Estate Services Company, Windermere Coachella Valley Agent Charles Stewart Smith (left), Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc., dba Windermere Real Estate Coachella Valley, Sued for Breach of Implied Warranty of Fitness, Statutory Failure to Make Written Disclosures, Fraud: Fraudulent Concealment and Failure to Disclose, Fraud: Intentional Misrepresentation, Fraud: Negligent Misrepresentation, and Constructive Fraud.

Windermere Coachella agent Charles Stewart Smith says on his Windermere web page that he has "... a track record of proven sales and outstanding client service results."

Charles Stewart Smith review from the WindermereWatch e-mailbag: "...This guy is trouble. I interviewed him to sell my home. I researched his background after we met. I did not hire him. I learned that he does not use his real name Charles Smith. And the guy and his real estate partner Patrick Jordan were in foreclosure and did not notify the DRE. It turns out that there is a reason agents can't use nick names with out notifying clients. You don't find much under Stewart Smith."

Request For Dismissal filed 10/22/2012—Jury trial scheduled 11/19/2012 vacated.

 

 

CALIFORNIA SUPERIOR COURT OF, RIVERSIDE COUNTY—CASE N0: INC 1203722

Bennion & Deville Agent Scott Palermo (left), individually; Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, Inc. a California corporation, dba Windermere Real Estate Coachella Valley; Louise Hampton, individually; HLH Enterprises, Inc., a California corporation dba Prudential California Realty, sued for General Negligence.

 

THE COMPLAINT ALLEGES: "Palermo told Plaintiffs that he then did extensive research as to the easement and assured Plaintiffs that they had exclusive use of the easement as if Plaintiffs owned the land." CASE UPDATE: Request for Dismissal 10/30/2012.

 

U.S. DISTRICT COURT, CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA—CASE NO. EDCV-01242 JGB (OPx)

Coldwell Banker Sues Windermere Services Southern California for Lanham Act Trade Dress Infringement, Common Law Trade Dress Infringement, and Common Law Unfair Competition.

 

U.S. DISTRICT COURT NO. SACV10-01589 JVS (ex)

A&L Partners, Andrea Marquez, Joseph R. Deville, Bob Bennion, Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, Sued for Trademark Infringement. Dismissal 01/09/2012: "The parties having agreed to the terms set forth in the Stipulation for Dismissal..."

A&L Partners/Andrea Marquez/Windermere Preferred Living, Brea, California, has gone out of business. Marquez and Windermere Brea had falsely claimed to be Windermere "Preferred PropertiesTM" in a predatory website takedown letter, while simultaneously being sued by local competitor Tarbel for using the "Preferred Properties" phrase.

FINAL REPORT ON DETERMINATION OF ACTION REGARDING TRADEMARK.

 

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, INDIO—CASE NO. INC 1204647

OOPS!!! WINDERMERE'S DAVID CARDEN AND DALE MAGUIRE (at left respectively); RE/MAX SPECIALISTS, BOB STALLINGS and PIERRE BALLARD; and SUBJECT PROPERTY OWNER RONNY THARPE, SUED BY SALES PROSPECT WHO FELL INTO OPEN, UNFENCED and ALMOST EMPTY SWIMMING POOL. READ THE ANSWER OF DEFENDANTS BENNION & DEVIILE FINE HOMES, AGENTS CARDEN AND MAGUIRE HERE

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, INDIO—CASE NO. INC 1208438

CASE UPDATE 3/26/2013: Bennion & Deville Fine Homes, Windermere Coachella Dismissed with Prejudice by Plaintiff

WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE COACHELLA VALLEY—BENNION & DEVILLE FINE HOMES—SUED FOR WRONGFUL DEATH DUE TO NEGLIGENCE IN RENTAL HOME CHILD DROWNING.

 

A customer of Andrea Turnage (left) from Windermere Real Estate, Indian Wells, California, says: "One of the worst experiences in real estate I've ever had..." and "...extremely unprofessional and unethical..." READ ANDREA'S REVIEW HERE

 

 

 

WINDERMERE AFFILIATED BUSINESS LAWSUITS & LITIGATION

U.S. DISTRICT COURT, NORTHERN ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION, CIVIL ACTION NO. CV-09-1009-UNAS-IPJ

Windermere Affiliated Business OLD REPUBLIC HOME PROTECTION COMPANY SUED IN FEDERAL NATIONWIDE CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT alleging, "This case pertains to defendant's uniform, nationwide practice of charging home warranty premiums in connection with the settlement or closing of home mortgage loans in a manner that violates RESPA, specifically Section 8(a), which prohibits, among other things, the giving or accepting of fees in exchange for the referral of any "service involving a federally related mortgage loan" to "any person."

THE "AFFILIATED" BUSINESSES THAT PAY PUBLIC PREDATOR WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE, ITS EMPLOYEES AND/OR AGENTS—WHO HAVE A DIRECT OR INDIRECT OWNERSHIP INTEREST AND MAY RECEIVE A FINANCIAL BENEFIT—TO STEER HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS TO THEIR SPECIFIC SETTLEMENT SERVICES: IS IT UNETHICAL?

WINDERMERE AGENTS and BROKERS COMPEL SELLERS and BUYERS TO SIGN A FORM: Windermere SoCal's "Affiliated Business Arrangement" in part states:

"This is to give you notice that Windermere Real Estate SoCal has a business relationship with Old Republic Home Warranty, GeoAssurance, Orange Coast Title Company, The Escrow Source, imortgage.com and Mortgage Capital Partners. Windermere Real Estate SoCal and/or certain owners, employees and/or agents of Windermere Real Estate have a direct or indirect ownership interest in Old Republic Home Warranty, GeoAssurance, Orange Coast Title Company, The Escrow Source, imortgage.com and Mortgage Capital Partners. Because of these relationships, this referral may provide a financial benefit to Windermere Real Estate SoCal, its employees and/or agents. DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY OF THE WINDERMERE SOCAL "AFFILIATED BUSINESS ARRANGEMENT" HERE

GERACI v. HOMESTREET BANK: Is HomeStreet Bank a socially responsible financial institution?

 

 

SHOULD CONSUMERS TRUST ORANGE COAST TITLE?

"He is currently an active board member of Orange Coast Title..." The Bob Deville (left) Windermere web page states: "Bob Deville has worked in real estate since 1971. He first affiliated with Windermere in 1991 and has also worked with the Dover Group where he was among the company`s top one percent of all producers. He holds maintains Broker Real Estate Licenses in both California and Washington state. He also owned and managed a residential real estate investment company for nearly two decades. He is currently an active board member of Orange Coast Title, Palm Springs International Film Festival, and Pathfinder Ranch.

SUPERIOR COURT CALIFORNIA, ORANGE COUNTY - CENTRAL JUSTICE CENTER—CASE NO. 30-2011-00515085

Windermere's affiliated business, Orange Coast Title—founded by John L. Marconi in 1974—sued for Quiet Title and Negligence in Complaint alleging a "...fraudulent scheme perpetrated by Defendants to steal equity from real estate..."

The Orange Coast family of companies also includes California Title Company; Equity Title, LLC; First Centennial Title Company of Nevada; Financial Processing Systems; Integrated Lender Services; JLM Corporation; Laureltree Promotions; National Asset Management Group; and TrackMyFile.

Allegations from Orange County Complaint No. 30-2011-00515085: "Among other things, Orange Coast maintained a long time business relationship with Defendant Grachen; Orange Coast handled title insurance for Grachen's real estate transactions. On information and belief, Orange Coast actually knew or should have known that Grachen was involved in numerous fraudulent real estate schemes in Orange County and elsewhere which involved Grachen's acts of forging signatures, using forged notary stamps, and creating false and forged documents. This is because Orange Coast had either actual or constructive knowledge of Grachen's fraudulent real estate schemes before the transactions involved herein."

IN A SIMILAR CASE: Jury Finds Windermere's Affiliated Service Business, Commonwealth Land and Title Company of Puget Sound (now CW Title), Negligent, Awards Third-Party Plaintiffs $1,190,000.00.

 

U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA—CASE NO. 2:12-CV-00284-GMS

Equity Title of Arizona—a member of Windermere's affiliated Orange Coast Title family of companies—sued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for Negligence, and Aidng and Abetting Fraud.

The Complaint alleges: "Where an escrow agent becomes aware of facts which present substantial evidence of fraud, the escrow agent owes a duty to disclose such evidence to the lender." UPDATE: The Court has been advised that this case has tentatively settled..."

 

 

 

PRUDENT LEGAL MANAGEMENT: Consider Adding Franchiser Windermere Services Company To Your Windermere Complaint... 

Attention Attorneys and Windermere Fraud Victims: Forced by outrageous ethical breach into suing a local Windermere franchise, broker or agent? Windermere advertises "The highest ethical standards. Uncompromising honesty and integrity," but in truth runs away from its own unethical misconduct and forces damaged Windermere fraud victims to sue and endure years of legal expense, distress and strategic delay. 

Opinions state that Franchiser Windermere Services Company has a bona fide legal fiduciary interest in every local Windermere office transaction because it gets money from those transactions: When local Windermere franchises are sued and Complaints name "Windermere Real Estate Services Company," as a party, franchiser Windermere Services claims it has been "erroneously sued" and aggressively seeks its own dismissal from the lawsuit—but don't let that happen. If you're forced to sue your local Windermere franchise, remember: Franchiser Windermere Services Company HAS ALREADY PROFITED on your unethical Windermere transaction through its local franchise, and it therefore shares potential liability for your damages and attorney fees.  

LEGAL PRECEDENT: Windermere Services Company has previously argued affirmatively in King County Superior Court No. 05-2-3443 SEA that it is in privity with its Windermere franchisees: In its duplicitous pleading to escape counterclaims, Windermere Services Company ACTUALLY PREVAILED in a Partial Summary Judgment Motion that states it is in "privity" with a Seattle Windermere franchisee because, "...as the owner of the Windermere tradename, it is in privity with Windermere Real Estate/Northeast." Privity is defined as: a.) A relation between parties that is held to be sufficiently close and direct to support a legal claim on behalf of or against another person with whom this relation exists. b.) A successive or mutual interest in or relationship to the same property. 

FOR MAXIMUM POSSIBLE RECOVERY, PRUDENT LEGAL MANAGEMENT DEMANDS WINDERMERE FRAUD VICTIMS and THEIR COUNSEL SHOULD CONSIDER ADDING FRANCHISER WINDERMERE SERVICES COMPANY TO ANY COMPLAINT THEY FILE.  Access Windermere Services Company's Partial Summary Judgment Privity Motion & Order here.

 

 

VESTUS FORECLOSURE GROUP REVIEW

KING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON—CASE NO. 12-2-08537-4 SEA

VESTUS FORECLOSURE TO STAND TRIAL ON FRAUDULENT CONCEALMENT CHARGE: Vestus Foreclosure Group, Windermere Real Estate East, and "Foreclosure Expert" Christopher Hall, heading for trial. After Windermere/Demco standard Summary Judgment Motion, Judge orders that Plaintiff's claims for Breach of Contract, Fraudulent Concealment, Negligent Misrepresentation, CPA and violation of RCW 18.86 agency statute will remain. Vestus Windermere Demco Motion for Partial Reconsideration is DENIED. Plaintiff files jury demand.

"Vestus, LLC is also a trade name for Defendant Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc."

Vestus Foreclosure Group, Windermere Real Estate East, Windermere Sales Associate and "Foreclosure Expert" Christopher Hall, Sued for Negligent or Fraudulent Misrepresentation, Violation of the Consumer Protection Act; Violations of RCW Chapters 18.85 and 18.86; RCW Chapter 19.86

The Complaint Alleges: "The Defendants hold themselves out as experts in the purchase of foreclosing property, and facilitate the financing and acquisition of foreclosing properties." ... "Vestus advertises that it gathers "real time market data" on foreclosing properties, "mines" the data, physically drives to the properties in order to ensure the accurate analysis of each property, and rigorously and carefully analyses the information it has collected." ... "The Defendants did not disclose the [foundation] settling problem..."and the Plaintiff was "...compelled to repair the foundation problems at great expense."

(Left to right) Chelle Nelson, Managing Broker, Windermere Real Estate East, who says on her Windermere web page "I hope you'll consider me a valuable educator and resource for all your real estate questions and needs." Lew Mason, Branch Manager of Windermere Real Estate East; and Windermere Real Estate East Manager/Broker, Dennus Baum, who states on his Windermere web page "As the Broker/Manager of Bellevue East, I am committed to providing our clients with the highest level of real estate service and expertise. Over my 30 years of experience, in an ever changing real estate market, I can provide a valuable resource for both clients and agents so that you receive the experience you deserve with one of the most important decisions of your life."

FROM THE ANSWER AND AFFIRMATIVE ANSWERS OF VESTUS LLC, WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE EAST, INC., and CHRISTOPHER HALL: "... Admit that a qualified person associated with Vestus bid on the property on that date and that the bid was successful. As of this writing, IT IS NOT KNOWN WHICH INDIVIDUAL CONDUCTED THE BID..." and "... Plaintiffs' claims are barred or diminished by assumption of risk, waiver, estoppel, ACT OF GOD ..." (emphasis added)

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON, KING COUNTY—NO. 05-2-3433-4 SEA

LIAR, BULLY, COWARD and CROOK: IS WINDERMERE'S PAUL STEPHEN DRAYNA THE NATION'S MOST INSUFFERABLE and UNETHICAL LAWYER?

Windermere Prevaricator Pro: Lying to judges and knowingly filing false complaints and other fraudulent documents in their courts, then instructing innocent defendants through intimidating emails that they should hire no lawyers. Illegally demanding that Windermere fraud victims sign away their speech rights. Attempting to coerce unjust settlement agreements with excessive legal expense, intentionally inflicted emotional distress, and e-bullying. Running away and voluntarily dismissing his own company's phony, process-abusive lawsuits under CR 41 on the eve of trial. So ethically unworthy of a law license that he'll even try deliberately subverting a previously demanded and paid jury proceeding by duping a judge and surreptitiously ordering a bench trial in an unrelated motion. Is Windermere General Counsel, Lying Lawyer and smirking Legal Process Cheat, Paul Stephen Drayna (above left), the nation's most obtuse, dishonest, and unscrupulous corporate attorney?

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY—CASE NO. 12-2-28170-0 SEA

CASE UPADTE 3/8/2013: Stasik and Windermere Dismissed on Summary Judgment

"...A PRO AT COLLECTING PROPERTY DETAILS."

Windermere Northwest Broker Susan Stasik (left) and Windermere Real Estate Northwest, Sued for Misrepresentation and Failure to Disclose Sewer Vault and Walking Easements in Property Sale. Also Named in Complaint are First American Title Insurance Company, Ronald and Betty Edgbert, and (Eddy) Cho F. Pang: Ms. Stasik's Windermere web page states that she has "YEARS OF KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE / NEGOTIATIONS" and is a "...pro at collecting property details."

Case update from the Windermere Northwest / Susan Stasick Motion for Summary Judgment, page 3, lines 17-19: "...On paragraphs F. and K, someone, most likely Susan Stasick, wrote in the words "See title" and "See title - CC&R's" and IT APPEARS SOMEONE CROSSED OUT THE "NO" ANSWER AND MARKED "YES" FOR K." (emphasis added.) Order Dismissing First American Title.

 

 

U.S. DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE—CIVIL ACTION NO. 12-cv-271

CASE UPDATE 4/10/13: STIPULATION AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL

Windermere Real Estate Company and its Seattle-Wedgwood Office Broker, Carissa Turbak [Saffel], Sued for Copyright Infringement, False Designation of Origin and Unfair Competition—Violation of the Lanham Act—by Finito Services LLC, dba Sunspot Inns, Resorts & Vacation Rentals.

The Complaint Alleges: "Without the permission of Sunspot, Defendants selected, modified and published no fewer than 53 Sunspot photographs in their real estate marketing materials on multiple Internet websites..." Above left: Windermere Real Estate Company Owner John "OB" Jacobi; Windermere Real Estate Company Seattle-Wedgwood Broker Carissa Turbak Saffel.

 

 

COURT OF APPEALS DIVISION 1, STATE OF WASHINGTON—NO. 58533-9-I

THE GRUELING HUMAN TOLL OF CHASING WINDERMERE CROOKS THROUGH THE COURTS: $311,304.67 IN LEGAL FEES, 5 YEARS DISTRESSING LITIGATION, and DEMOLITION OF THE HOUSE TO BUILD A NEW ONE...

COURT SAYS WINDERMERE CAMANO ISLAND'S SONYA EPPIG "...DID NOT SO UNEQUIVOCALLY SET FORTH THE PERMITTING AND INSPECTION PROBLEMS..." and "...[WINDERMERE] CAMANO LEARNED ABOUT THE PERMITTING AND INSPECTION PROBLEMS BUT DID NOT INFORM THE RUEBELS."

(Left) Sonya Eppig, still producing commissions for Windermere Real Estate/CIR Owner, Marla Heagle, and for franchiser Windermere Services Company.

"...Eppgig did not tell the Ruebels about the addendum Nelson prepared disclosing that the engineering work was not complete and that the building plans did not meet the UBC requirements. Instead, Eppig helped draft a revised addendum that did not so unequivocally set forth the permitting and inspection problems. And when Camano Realty listed the Hovis property for approximately two years, Camano learned about the permitting and inspection problems but did not inform the Ruebels...

... Eppig did not tell the Ruebels that the Building Department had suspended the building permit. Sometime after May 6, Eppig obtained some engineering information from Preview Realty and requested building plans from Hovis’ architect.... On May 7 or 8, Eppig sent the Ruebels an extension until May 15 for the feasibility study and assured them that there was no problem with complying with the Building Department's request for the engineering information.... Contrary to Eppig’s assurances, VanDuine testified that he told Eppig the engineering data she provided was inadequate...

...Rather than proceed with remodeling, the Ruebels decided it was less costly to demolish the house and build a new house."

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON STATE, KING COUNTY—CASE NO. 09-2-46671-8 SEA

Windermere Founder John W. Jacobi's Washington Loan Company, Craig and Rosalie Shriner's Windermere Real Estate S.C.A. Redmond, and its Agent Christopher Judd, Sued for Intentional Misrepresentation and Other Claims in Alleged "...unlawful scheme to enrich themselves at the expense of plaintiffs and others..."

john jacobi(Above, left to right) Governing Persons of the Washington Loan Company: 1) Windermere Founder John W. Jacobi is listed as President of the Washington Loan Company; 2) Kendra Vita, Manager of franchiser Windermere Services Company is listed as Secretary of the Washington Loan Company; 3) franchiser Windermere Services Company General Counsel, attorney Paul S. Drayna—WSBA #26636—is listed as Registered Agent of the Washington Loan Company; 4) Don Riley, Washington Loan Company manager; 5) Windermere Real Estate S.C.A. Redmond owner Craig Shriner; 6) Windermere Redmond SCA managing broker Aaron Shriner; 7) Windermere Redmond SCA agent Christopher Judd.

From Yahoo Reviews... Comments for Aaron Shriner—Windermere Real Estate: "This office represented the buyer of our home, the agent failed to communicate information in a timely manner, nearly missed several deadlines to extend the offer, and when we expressed our frustration to the broker, we were met with a condescending response, lacking even the semblance of an apology. Find another office to work with - the customer service in this office is VERY poor."

Typical Windermere Network Office Scams: A Windermere Redmond Review That Every Realty Service Consumer Should Read

 

 

ATTENTION AGENTS AND REALTY FRANCHISE OPERATORS:

CONSIDERING A BUSINESS ASSOCIATION WITH WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE?

"In Retaliation Windermere Sought to Make the Litigation as Expensive and Time Consuming as Possible to Dissuade Mr. Rodriguez and other Agents from Asserting Claims against Windermere"

"On April 4, 2005, without explanation, Mr. Jacobsen terminated Mr. Rodriguez's agency with Windermere. CP 92. As part of the termination agreement, Mr. Jacobsen reviewed the files for five pending transactions and agreed that Mr. Rodriguez was entitled to one half of the listing commission on those transactions...

In November 2005, however, before the Brady transaction closed, Mr. Jacobsen unilaterally changed the commission disbursement form in a way that eliminated Mr. Rodriguez's share of the listing commission. CP 92; TE 14. Neither Mr. Jacobsen nor Ms. Thompson ever told Mr. Rodriguez of the change or that he would not receive his $16,800 share of the commission from the Brady transaction. CP 94." Windermere Wall Street's Richard "Jake" Jacobsen (shown left).

The peril in being a Windermere agent: Read ex-Windermere agent Roberto Rodriguez's respondent's brief here.

 

 

WINDERMERE'S PREDATORY and UNETHICAL FRANCHISING PRACTICES:

A REAL ESTATE FRANCHISE OWNER'S ULTRA-NIGHTMARE: "...Jacobi decided to open another Windermere office in the territory in which WPCR was operating..."

john jacobiThird Party Complaint Alleges, "Despite Jacobi's contractual obligation to personally guarantee WPCR obligations to Bank of America and demands by WPCR members to do so, Jacobi failed and refused to sign personal guarantees of these obligations," and "On September 14, 2010, Maxwell heard from a real estate agent working at WPCR that the agent had received an email from WSC [franchiser Windermere Services Co.] notifying him WPCR's franchise had been terminated. This notice was sent to WPCR's real estate agents before Maxwell learned of the termination of WPCR's franchise." (Windermere founder John Jacobi, left.)

PLEADINGS AND THE ENTIRE SAGA OF WINDERMERE PUYALLUP CANYON ROAD

WINDERMERE SERVICES COMPANY v. MAXWELL (FORMER WINDERMERE PCR OWNER) UPDATE: VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL OF CLAIMS FILED

WINDERMERE SERVICES LITIGATION with DISGRUNTLED FORMER FRANCHISEES

24 Former Windermere California Offices Drop the Windermere Brand

 

Windermere suing its own agents:

Windermere Real Estate/East files complaint for money due against its own Windermere broker/agent Gregory M. Gransberry, also known as Greg Gransberry, and Kathy E. Goldstein, husband and wife; gets default judgment of $76,535.47

 

The complaint states in part under:


“I. Parties, Jurisdiction, and Venue


1.4 Upon information and belief, defendants Gransberry and Kathy E. Goldstein are, and at all times material to this action were, husband and wife. This allegation is based upon statements made by defendant Gransberry and supported by his representation that he resides at 1031 Evergreen Drive, Bellevue, Washington 98004, which public records identify as being owned by defendant Kathy E. Goldstein.

 

Complaint continues in part under:

 

“II. Contract and breach thereof

 

2.1 On September 18, 2001, plaintiff and defendant Gransberry signed a Broker/Sales Associate Agreement (the “Agreement”) under which plaintiff provided Gransberry certain services and materials and the right to use the Windermere name as a real estate agent, in return for which Gransberry promised to pay plaintiff certain agreed fees and charges.

 

2.2 As of May 2, 2011, Gransberry owed and was in arrears to plaintiff for charges and fees in the total amount of $63, 546.75, not including interest, costs, and attorney’s fees.

 

2.3 Plaintiff’s counsel mailed Gransberry a demand letter dated May 3, 2011. Gransberry has not responded to the demand letter, and the charges and fees, plus additional charges and fees, are now due and owing

 

2.4 The amounts owing were liquidated and certain and therefore bear interest at the rate of 12% per annum.

 

2.5 Upon information and belief, Gransberry entered into the the Agreement for the benefit of himself and his marital community, and with the knowledge and consent of his wife Kathy E. Goldstein, who has realized benefits from the Agreement. Accordingly, the amounts owed are owed by Gransberry and the marital community composed of Gransberry and Kathy E. Goldstein.”

 

The complaint asks for relief in an estimated amount of $66,000 for purposes of pleading, and is signed by Demco Law Firm Attorney Phillip T, Mattern, WSBA #16986.

 

Download a copy of the complaint here.

Review default judgment here.

 

 

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF IDAHO—CASE NO. 1:09-cv-00522-CWD

REALTY CONSUMERS URGED EXTRA CAUTION OF RICHARD B. SMITH and SUN VALLEY WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE IDAHO OFFICES

WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE/CAPITAL GROUP of BOISE, IDAHO, SUED FOR VIOLATION OF THE FAIR HOUSING ACT—TITLE VIII of the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT of 1968. WINDERMERE AGENT MARY LIESE ALLEGED TO HAVE TOLD AN IFHC TESTER, "WE PREFER PEOPLE 55 AND OVER." Complaint Charges "The Defendants have engaged in coercion, intimidation..."

(Windermere Realtor Mary Liese and Windermere Capital Group owner Steve Osburn, left.)

Windermere Real Estate, the nation’s most predatory and consumer-abusive real estate company, has been sued for violating the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act is Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, and prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap. (Access the Complaint against Windermere here.)

The Complaint was filed in United States District for the District of Idaho on October 15, 2009, by the Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Plaintiff; against Orchards at Fairview Condominium Association, Inc., and Windermere Real Estate/Capital Group, Inc., Defendants.

Under “NATURE OF THIS ACTION” the Complaint in states:

“1. This is an action brought by the above-named Plaintiff for declaratory judgment, permanent injunctive relief and damage on the following bases:

a. Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §3601 et seq. (hereinafter “FHA’), and in particular:

         i. Discrimination in the sale or rental, or otherwise made available, a dwelling because of “familial status” and “handicap”, 42 U.S.C. §3604;

         ii. Discriminatory terms, conditions or privileges in the sale or rental of a dwelling because of “familial status” and “handicap”, 42 U.S.C. §3604;

         iii. Making, printing or publishing  a notice or statement with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates a preference, limitation or discrimination based on “familial status” and “handicap”, 42 U.S.C. §3604; and

         vi. Interference, coercion or intimidation, 42 U.S.C. §3617.

b. Fair Housing Regulations, 24 C.F.R. §100 et seq.”

Under “PARTIES” the Complaint in part states:

1. The Defendant Orchards at Fairview Condominium Association, Inc. (hereinafter “Defendant Orchards”), is a business organized under the laws and doing business in the State of Idaho. Its principal place of business is 6855 Fairview Avenue, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83704. The Defendant Orchards is the condominium association which manages and maintains the Orchards at Fairview Condominiums (hereinafter “the Subject Property”), the real property that is the subject of this proceeding and which is located at 1530 North McKinney Lane, Boise, Idaho 83704.

5. The Defendant Windermere Real Estate/Capital Group, Inc. (hereinafter “Defendant Windermere”) is a business organized under the laws and doing business in the State of Idaho. Its principal place of business is 501 Front Street, Boise, Idaho 83702. The Defendant Windermere is the real estate firm which handled the sale of units at the Subject Property.”

Under “GENERAL ALLEGATIONS” the Complaint in PART states:

“15.  Richard Mabbutt, Executive Director of the Plaintiff, was contacted by Michael Dixon, agent for the Defendant Orchards, who requested a meeting to discuss the matter. Mr. Mabbutt met with Mr. Dixon and his associate Mary Givens at 802 West Bannock, Boise, Idaho on or about the 6th day of December, 2005. At said meeting, Mr. Dixon asserted that the use of the term “empty nester” in the Idaho Statesman newspaper article was the reporter’s choice of words. Mr. Dixon explicitly stated that the Subject Property is not intended to be an age-restricted community and that it will be open to families with minor children. He claimed that the Subject Property will contain a playground, although it was observed that the site plans did not contain any such fixture. Mr. Mabbutt explicitly warned the representatives of the Defendant Orchards present at the meeting that the use of the word “adult” in their advertising and other materials will violate the FHA. Said meeting lasted approximately one hour.

16. On or about the 14th day of May, 2007, Mr. Mabbutt observed a sign at the Subject Property which described the property as an “active adult condominium community”.

17. The Plaintiff began testing the Subject Property to determine whether there continues to be a pattern of discriminatory conduct with regards to said real property. On or about the 16th day of May, 2007, an IFHC tester met with Mary Liese, an agent for the Defendant Windermere, at the Subject Property. Ms. Liese made discriminatory statements to the IFHC tester, such as “we prefer people 55 and over” and specifically pointed out that the complex does not have a playground. Ms. Liese provided to the IFHC tester a document entitled “Commonly Asked Questions on Condominium Ownership”, which describes the rules of the Subject Property. Said rules expressly prohibit swing sets, unaccompanied minor children using the pool, and children and teenage parties at the community center.

18. On or about the 23rd day of May, 2007, the Plaintiff sent another tester to the Subject Property. Said IFHC tester was provided with the same materials as the first IFHC tester. In addition, the second IFHC tester requested and received from the Defendant Windermere a copy of the “Condominium Declaration and Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for the McKinney Condominiums” (hereinafter “Condominium Declaration”) (which expressly provides that said condominiums are “commonly referred to and known as ‘The Orchards at Fairview’ ”). Said Condominium Declaration contains discriminatory statements, including the prohibition of “group homes. . .or any similar type of lodging, care or treatment facility.” The Defendant Windermere has continued to disseminate discriminatory materials regarding the Subject Property and the Defendant Orchards failed to rescind the discriminatory statements contained in said Condominium Declaration.”

The Complaint Charges the Defendants with:

“COUNT ONE—DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF “FAMILIAL STATUS”

21. The Plaintiff realleges and herein incorporates by reference the allegations set forth in Paragraphs 1-20 above.

22. The Defendants have discriminated in the terms, conditions and privileges of the sale or rental of a dwelling, and the provision of services and facilities in connection therewith, on the basis of “familial status”. 42 U.S.C. §3604(b). Such conduct is willful and intentional.

COUNT TWO—DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF “HANDICAP”

23. The Plaintiff realleges and herein incorporates by reference the allegations set forth in Paragraphs 1-22 above.

24. The Defendants have discriminated in the sale or rental of, and otherwise made unavailable and denied, a dwelling on the basis of “handicap”. 42 U.S.C. §3604(f)(1). Such conduct is willful and intentional.

25. The Defendants have discriminated in the terms, conditions and privileges of the sale or rental of a dwelling, and the services and facilities in connection therewith, on the basis of “handicap”. 42 U.S.C. §3604(f)(2). Such conduct is willful and intentional.

COUNT THREE—DISCRIMINATORY NOTICE OR STATEMENT

26. The Plaintiff realleges and herein incorporates by reference the allegations set forth in Paragraphs 1-25 above.

27. The Defendants have made, print or published a notice or statement with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates a preference, limitation and discrimination on the basis of “familial status” and “handicap”. 42 U.S.C. §3604(c). Such conduct is willful and intentional.

COUNT FOUR—INTERFERENCE, COERCION OR INTIMIDATION

28. The Plaintiff realleges and herein incorporates by reference the allegations set forth in Paragraphs 1-27 above.

29. The Defendants have engaged in coercion, intimidation or interference in the exercise or enjoyment of rights granted by 42 U.S.C. §§3603 and 3604.”

CASE UPDATE 07/19/2011: Stipulation of Dismissal filed by Intermountain Fair Housing Council. CONSUMER ALERTS: Defendant and former owner of the now-defunct Windermere Real Estate Capital Group, Steve Osburn, was hit with a Federal Tax Lien of $254,170.96; in addition to a "$5909 Judgment Civil Disposition entered for: Osburn, Steven A. Defendant; Windermere Real Estate/Capital Group Inc. Defendant; State Of Idaho Ex Rel Industrial Commission, Plaintiff." Nonetheless, Mr. Osburn is was recently listed as an Associate Broker at Windermere Real Estate Sun Valley LLC, and states on his Windermere web page, "Steve has worked hard to gain the respect of his peers and has gained a reputation for being extremely honest and straight forward," and "Steve was the Designated Broker and Owner of Windermere Real Estate/Capital Group, Inc. from March 2001 to June 2011 when he sold the brokerage to Windermere Access Realty to return to sales full time.

UPDATE 3/2013: BK Petition of Windermere Real Estate Capital Group, Inc., Owner Steven Alan Osburn: Total Assets of Steven Alan Osburn (left) $25,804.12; Total Liabilities, $1,368,534.85. Creditor Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claim, Windermere Services Company, $130,000.00. Download the Osburn Bankruptcy Petition here. Mr Osburn is currently a real estate agent at 43 Forty Three Degrees North Real Estate, Boise, Idaho; M2 Idaho, LLC. Osburn's Windermere Capital Group was sued for Violation of the Fair Housing Act.

Co-Defendant Mary Liese is now listed as a Realtor at Windermere Real Estate Richard B. Smith, and says on here Windermere web page, "...a career based on the highest levels of customer service and caring in the industry," despite the allegation that she is less-than-caring about folks under 55 years of age.

 

State of Idaho Ex Rel Default Judgment Against President and Broker Steve Osburn, Windermere Real Estate Capital Group, Boise

The public record reports on September 2, 2010, a "Comment: $5909; Judgment. Civil Disposition entered for: Osburn, Steven A. Defendant; Windermere Real Estate/Capital Group Inc. Defendant; State Of Idaho Ex Rel Industrial Commission, Plaintiff."

The State of Idaho Industrial Commission is responsible for: Regulating workers’ compensation activities in Idaho, including companies licensed to issue workers’ compensation policies. • Settling disputes between injured worked and insurers. • Deciding appeals for unemployment decisions from the Idaho Department of Labor. • Ensuring that employers have workers’ compensation coverage as required by law. • Providing compensation to innocent victims of crime through the Crime Victims Compensation Program.

Ex Rel, the abbreviated form of "ex relatione" means "upon relation or report." Legal proceedings which are initiated "ex rel." are brought in the name of the state but on the information and at the instigation of a private individual with a private interest in the outcome.

 

Windermere Real Estate Capital Group's President Steve Osburn, Federal Tax Lien of $254,170.96

The Idaho Business Review has reported in part that under FEDERAL TAX LIENS-Week of 6/14/10, in Ada County (Idaho): "Listed are filed Federal Tax Liens. Listings include individual or business, address, amount, file number; OSBURN, Steven, 501 Front St, Boise, $254,170.96, 110043933"

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT COURT, FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, IDAHO STATE, COUNTY OF ADA—CASE NO. CVOC 1108871

BOISE, IDAHO, WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE/RICHARD B. SMITH and ITS ECOBROKER, MINDI MCALLISTER, SUED FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY, NEGLIGENCE, AND VIOLATION OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT IN MOLDY HOME CASE WHERE BUYER WAS FORCED TO MOVE FROM THE NEWLY PURCHASED PROPERTY

Shown at left to right: Jason Gray Smith, Broker/Owner/EcoBroker at Boise, Idaho, Windermere Real Estate/Richard B. Smith, who states on his Windermere webpage, "Your broker must be there for you during each part of the deal..."; Shelley Smith Eichmann, Owner at Windermere Real Estate/Richard B. Smith; and Mindi McAllaster, AB & EcoBroker at Boise, Idaho, Windermere Real Estate/Richard B. Smith, who says on her Windermere webpage, "I joined Windermere/Richard B. Smith because of its mission to serve the community through leadership, the highest ethical standards, and uncompromising honesty and integrity..."

CASE UPADTE: Order Granting Motion for Summary Judgment -- Civil Disposition entered for: McAllister, Mindy, Defendant; Smith, Richard B, Defendant; Windermere Real Estate, Defendant; Broyles, Anita Marlene, Plaintiff. Filing date: 9/10/2012. Order Re: Stipulation for Dismissal with Prejudice, 10/02/2012.

 

 

FRANCHISER WINDERMERE SERVICES SUING and COMPETING AGAINST ITS OWN FRANCHISEES

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON STATE IN KING COUNTY—CASE NO. 10-2-36192-8 SEA

THE SAGA OF WINDERMERE PUYALLUP CANYON ROAD (WPCR) IS A REALTY FRANCHISE OWNER'S ULTRA-NIGHTMARE: "...Jacobi decided to open another Windermere office in the territory in which WPCR was operating."

... "On September 14, 2010, Maxwell heard from a real estate agent working at WPCR that the agent had received an email from WSC [Franchiser Windermere Services Company] notifying him WPCR's franchise had been terminated. This notice was sent to WPCR's real estate agents before Maxwell learned of the termination of WPCR's franchise."

"After WSC terminated WPCR's franchise agreement, Maxwell entered into a franchise agreement with Better Homes and Gardens ("BHG'). When WSC learned Maxwell had entered into the BHG franchise agreement, WSC's corporate counsel, Paul Drayna [left], sent an email directly to BHG's corporate counsel. Mr. Drayna's email stated that WSC had recently terminated WPCR's franchise for failure to pay license fees and other amounts and that WSC reserved all rights to pursue all amounts owing against Maxwell personally," and "Mr. Drayna's email to BHG's counsel also informed them that Jacobi, the founder and Chairman of the Board of WSC, was also a member of WPCR, and included portions of the WPCR Operating Agreement which gave Jacobi "veto" power. Mr. Drayna further warned BHG that Jacobi was preparing to commence legal action against Maxwell and his new company."

 

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT, CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO—CASE NO. 37-2011-00089709-CU-BC-CTL

 

IN ANOTHER LAWSUIT BROUGHT AGAINST FORMER WINDERMERE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES FRANCHISEES, FRANCHISER WINDERMERE SERVICES IS COUNTERSUED FOR TRADE LIBEL AND VIOLATION OF THE CALIFORNIA UNFAIR/UNLAWFUL COMPETITION LAW.

The Cross-Complaint alleges: "Cross-Defendants [Windermere Real Estate Services Company and Windermere Services Southern California] Engage in a Scheme to Disrupt and Destroy Cross-Complainants' Current Businesses and Future Business Endeavors... 17. From the time that the Cross-Complainants exercised their contractual right to terminate the Franchise License Agreement, and while Cross-Complainants were still operating as Windermere franchisees, Cross-Defendants engaged in a pattern of unlawful and predatory acts designed to specifically harm Cross-Complainants and destroy their businesses as Windermere franchisees and their future business endeavors... 18. Namely, Windermere SoCal actively solicited Cross-Complainants' agents and managers and did, in fact, hire some of these individuals away from Cross-Complainants. This act is specifically prohibited by Windermere. These newly retained agents and managers were hired away to work at a Windermere franchise that is owned or operated by Windermere SoCal and which was located 1/2 of a block across the street from one of Cross-Complainants' Windermere franchises."

Civil Jury Trial Scheduled 05/04/2012 VACATED on 4/26/2012. Superior Court Minute Order states in part: "...Plaintiff discusses with the Court with regards to the settlement agreement and requests an exparte [sic] hearing..." FURTHER CASE UPDATE: Superior Court Minute Order from Ex Parte hearing of 5/2/2012 states in part "...Counsel addresses the Court on the proposed request for PARTIAL dismissal. (emphasis added). NOTICE OF DISMISSAL BY COURT on 06/01/2012.

 

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8-Office Southern Cal Powerhouse Quits the Windermere Brand

 

THE WINDERMERE RELOCATION RAPE CASE

 

COMPLETE LIST OF PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON, WINDERMERE CASES

Check Oregon Windermere lawsuits and Windermere Cronin & Caplan case summaries here

 

 

 

MORTGAGE SERVICES and MOVING YOUR MONEY:

"Windermere Mortgage Services Series LLC, a Delaware series limited liability company and an affiliate of HomeStreet Bank, provides mortgage services as a direct lender at the point of sale. Windermere Mortgage Services has mortgage loan consultants in 44 Windermere Real Estate offices in Washington and Oregon."

Does HomeStreet Bank's tacit approval of Windermere's predatory conduct make it a socially responsible financial institution?

Consumers should avoid Seattle's HomeStreet Bank in light of its affiliation with—and support of—Windermere Mortgage. Current HomeStreet Bank customers are urged to switch their accounts to a more socially responsible banking enterprise. Click here to read GERACI v. HOMESTREET BANK: " ...another action in a series of claims by parties who have obtained mortgage loans contending that the origination fee they paid their mortgage broker, in this case, Windermere Mortgage (Windermere), and the yield spread premium (YSP) paid by the mortgage lender, in this case the Defendant Homestreet Bank (Homestreet), to Windermere, exceeded a statutory 1% cap on fees paid by the borrowers."

Senior District Judge Quackenbush said, "Yield spread premiums and similar devices violate the anti-kickback provisions of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), 12 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq., because they are payments from the lender to the broker and base the amount of the payment solely on the value of the loan to the lender.”

 

 

NIELSEN and COMSCORE MEDIA SAY COLDWELL BANKER IS MOST VISITED REAL ESTATE WEBSITE: Windermere’s latest insipid website makeover puffery appeals emotionally with “We know for you, it’s more than just a move,” instead of squarely addressing its massive PR problems, new market realities, and constrained lending, as consumers choose other realty service providers over Windermere en masse. According to Nielsen and comScore Media Metrix—the two global leaders in digital measurement—Coldwell Banker branded websites had the highest number of unique visitors among all national real estate franchise brands for full-year 2011.

 

 

 

PAUL STEPHAN DRAYNA, MATTHEW F. DAVIS, JOHN DEMCO REVIEWS; DAVISLEARY LAW FIRM REVIEW; DEMCO LAW FIRM REVIEW:

DEALING WITH WINDERMERE-DEMCO LYING LAWYERS and LEGAL PROCESS CHEATS, PAUL STEPHEN DRAYNA, MATTHEW F. DAVIS and JOHN DEMCO?

DON'T EXPECT HONEST, AVERAGE LEGAL COMPETENCE—OR EVEN COMMON DECENCY: Opposing counsel and legal professionals should take note of Windermere Services Company and Demco Law Firm Lying Lawyers and Legal Process Cheats, Paul Stephen Drayna, Matthew F. Davis and John Demco. (above left, respectively). These three princes of process abuse file false, prevaricating lawsuits merely to intimidate Windermere victims, coerce unjust settlements, and bankrupt innocent defendants—then they run away and voluntarily dismiss their own action under CR41 just before trial when they fail at forcing an innocent defendant to sign away their speech rights. For proof, click here to read one of the Drayna / Davis / Demco / Windermere proposed "settlement" agreements that terminate speech rights, accompanied by Windermere's specious Trade Libel & Defamation Complaint and its CR41Voluntary Dismissal.

Holding lawyers in low esteem has become a national pastime, and absolutely craven characters like Drayna, Davis and Demco are just a few of the many reasons why: They will lie to courts and opposing parties. They will file fallacious and erroneous documents with the court. They will email an opposing party telling them not to hire a lawyer when they have just served that party a lawsuit. They will call a judge's chambers and request more time without informing an opposing party. They'll even file an order for a bench trial when they know a jury trial has been demanded and paid for. Their poor reputations proceed them at court—and consequently—also reflect on those whom they represent before judges and courtroom personnel.

For further pertinent insight on lawyer and Windermere franchise owner John Demco's business ethics, read about his Windermere agents' abuse and exploitation of a vulnerable adult, a case that Demco himself (at left) defended. Windermere-Demco must often be compelled by courts to provide or participate in discovery—as in this example. For greater detail on Drayna-Davis misconduct—click here. information on Windermere Services Company's privity with franchises—click here.

—Editor's note: Documentary evidence supports all claims made in the preceding reviews. Please email WindermereWatch.com for copies, if desired.

PROSPECTIVE WINDERMERE FRANCHISEES and RENEWING WINDERMERE FRANCHISEES HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WINDERMERE SCANDALS: John W. Jacobi and franchisor WSC demand fees and commissions, but won't protect the brand image that Windermere franchise owners pay for—as graphically evidenced by this website. Prospective and renewing Windermere franchisees should click here for FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION RULES, PART 436, FRANCHISOR DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS.

 

 

"When they opened the wall they were overcome by freshly exposed rat-waste fumes, and confronted with more dead rat bodies and insulation so saturated with rat urine that it was still damp. Electrical wiring had been chewed-out by rats, and hung limp on the studs. The subfloors were soaked with rat urine. A pest expert warned that no more work could be performed on the premises without proper ventilation and the wearing of respiration devices."

DELIBERATELY AND KNOWINGLY CONCEALING TOXIC RAT INFESTATION IN A RUINED HOME DECEPTIVELY PAINTED-UP WITH FRESH "MARTHA STEWART COLORS," AND THEN LYING ABOUT IT, TOO. WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE NORTHEAST KIRKLAND'S INCREDIBLE PREDATORY LIARS, GEORGE RUDIGER AND JOAN WHITTAKER: THE WORST OF THE WINDERMERE WORST. (At upper left, George Rudiger and some of his concealed rats; lying Realtor Joan Whittaker photo unavailable.)

Rudiger's designated broker, Windermere Northeast owner Joan Whittaker, responded in a letter that…“Mr. Rudiger categorically denies he had any knowledge whatsoever of the alleged conditions. Indeed, if he had such knowledge, he would have seen to it that these conditions would have been disclosed by the seller, in the sellers’ “Real Property Disclosure Statement” (Form 17).” And also that, “…there was no knowledge of any problems by Mr. Rudiger.” But months later through the discovery process, the sellers revealed inspection and transaction documents from THEIR 1997 purchase of the house:

THEY BOUGHT THE HOME FROM GEORGE RUDIGER AT WINDERMERE NORTHEAST, and Rudiger himself had already referenced an inspection report and written in his own hand about “durable wire mesh to limit rats" in an addendum to the sale—Rudiger was a 30-year family friend of the seller.

"The only way to save it [the house] is to strip it to the studs."

— A Certified ASHI Home Inspector and Expert Witness

 

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR SKAGIT COUNTY—CASE NO. 09-2-00178-5

Co-owner of Windermere Mount Vernon / Skagit Valley and Windermere Anacortes Properties, Nate Scott; also Sales Manager Colleen Craig, and agent Meredith Laws of Windermere Anacortes Properties, sued for fraud in mysteriously appearing "2nd Listing" case

(Left, Windermere owner Nate Scott, sales manager Colleen Craig, and agent Meredith Laws, respectively).

Skagit County single mother of autistic, special needs five-year-old filed Complaint alleging, FRAUD “… The Defendants, or their agents or employees, represented that they would sell the property composed of Seven Thousand Five Hundred (7,500) square feet as understood by Plaintiff. This was a representation of an existing material fact that the Defendants knew was false, that was in fact false, and that the Defendants, intended the Plaintiff to rely upon, knowing full well that the Plaintiff was not aware of the truth of the matter,” and;

"NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION (IN THE ALTERNATIVE) … The Defendants failed to disclose to the Plaintiff that the property did not include Three Thousand (3,000) square feet of the Seven Thousand Five Hundred (7,500) square feet that the Plaintiff understood would be included in the transaction, knowing that the Plaintiff would be induced to to purchase the property.”

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY—CASE NO. 07-2-08247-6 SEA

Csaba Kiss at Windermere Real Estate/East (aka Windermere Bellevue West) was “…far more inclined to let a court decide” the Popchois warranty rights “than to spend money to settle” the Popchois warranty claim."

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT A WINDERMERE EAST ASSOCIATE BROKER MIGHT BE DOING:

"Judgment is hereby entered in favor of Ivan G. Popchoi and Varvara M. Popchoi and against Csaba Kiss (left) in the total amount of $44,885,39, ... "On October 17, 2006, Melanie A. Leary, an attorney with the Demco Law Firm, P.S., sent Mr. Williams a written response to his October 6, 2006 letter. Ms. Leary advised Mr. Williams that she represented Mr. Kiss and relayed Mr. Kiss’s position that the Popchois were not entitled to the protection of the warranties provided by the Statutory Warranty deed executed by Mr. Kiss. Ms. Leary’s letter notified Mr. Williams that Mr. Kiss was “far more inclined to let a court decide” the Popchois’ warranty rights “than to spend money to settle” the Popchois warranty claim.”

Are you considering LISTING YOUR HOME with Windermere, or BUYING A HOME LISTED by Windermere? Despite Windermere's false promotion of "Uncompromising honesty and integrity," if anything goes wrong in your Windermere home deal, WINDERMERE WILL FORCE YOU TO SUE. Before you buy or sell with Windermere, focus on the risk of Windermere's well-documented history of unethical misconduct in home transactions.

 

 

WINDERMERE SUES HOME SELLERS FOR COMMISSION, GETS ARBITRATION AWARD OF $50,329.25

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR FOR KING COUNTY—CASE NO. 12-2-06755-4 SEA

WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE CAPITOL HILL SUES SELLER OF GREEN LAKE HOME FOR $28,500.00 COMMISSION DESPITE THAT WINDERMERE'S BUYER CLIENTS NEVER ACTUALLY CLOSED ON THE HOME, and IT WAS NEVER A WINDERMERE LISTING.

(Above left) Windermere Capitol Hill's Owner, Patrick Grimm; and the subject Green Lake home: "This lawsuit is brought in the name of Windermere as the entity legally entitled to receive compensation for real estate services under RCW 18.85.361(19).... Windermere is owed a commission by the Defendants in the principal amount of $28,500.00, equal to 3% of the contract purchase price... " Defendant filed a Notice of Appearance on March 5, 2012. Windermere Moves for Default Against Defendants on April 27, 2012. Read the Defendants' Answer here.

DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT: "... it is undisputed that Tessera did not receive a commission on this transaction. Since Tessera did not receive a commission on this transaction, there was no commission from which to pay a commission to Windermere, a condition precedent to Windermere's right to recover."

Decision 11/02/2012: Court denies Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment but also denies Windermere's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment.

 

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT WASHINGTON STATE FOR COUNTY OF KING—CASE NO. 08-2-34857-1 SEA

 

Jury Finds Windermere's "Affiliated Service" Business, Commonwealth Land and Title Company of Puget Sound, Negligent, Awards Third-Party Plaintiffs $1,190,000.00...

 

...Don't risk a sloppy, incompetent home transaction, or a concealed Windermere agent/broker insider referral scam. Commonwealth Land and Title Company of Puget Sound changed its name to "CW Title" as of September 1, 2011: CW Title is just Commonwealth Land and Title Company of Puget Sound by another name. Don't Trust CW Title with your home!

(Left) Don Riley, Windermere Services Company Exec VP, Business Opportunities, is listed as a Governing Person of Commonwealth Land Title Company of Puget Sound, LLC; and is also listed as Manager of Commonwealth Land Title. WTG LLC is listed as a Member of Commonwealth Land Title, and WTG is also listed as a Governing Person of Commonwealth Land Title. "Riley oversees the operation of Windermere's affiliated service companies, including Windermere Mortgage, Commonwealth Land and Title and Windermere’s escrow partnership."

CW TITLE REVIEWS: "I'M STILL WAITING TO CLOSE ON MY PROPERTY BECAUSE OF HER LIES."

 

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT, WASHINGTON STATE, KING COUNTY—CASE NO. 11-2-35973-5 SEA

WINDERMERE BELLEVUE COMMONS "NOT MY PROBLEM" CASE UPDATE: PLAINTIFF ADDS REGALL CONSTRUCTION IN FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT

Windermere Real Estate Bellevue Commons Sued for Unlawful Removal and Exclusion of Plaintiff from the Residence, Negligence, Breach of Statutory Duty, Conversion, and Violation of the Consumer Protection Act. Windermere Bellevue Commons Sales Associate Tony Ferrelli's Alleged Response when Informed of Plaintiff's Missing Personal Property was "Not my problem." The Windermere Bellevue Commons Answer here.

(Left to right) Windermere Bellevue Commons associate Tony Ferrelli, associate Marcus Crane, and Windermere Bellevue Commons owners Courtney Adams, and Amy Adams, whose Windermere web page states "I strongly believe that everyone should be treated with kindness, fairness, caring, and honesty." But does Ms. Adams' definition of honesty include informing the Bellevue Commons clients of Dick and Cecilia Pelascini about their violation of the consumer protection act?

CASE UPDATE: "STIPULATION AND ORDER OF DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE... said action has been fully compromised."

 

 

SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF PIERCE—CASE NO. 09 2 08671 6

 

Maria Kalafatich of WINDERMERE PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS, Tacoma, Sued for Negligent Misrepresentation, Fraud and Fraudulent Concealment, Rescission, Violation of the Washington Consumer Protection Act, Professional Negligence / Violation of RCW 18.86.030.

 

Leslie Walters of WINDERMERE COMMENCEMENT ASSOCIATES, Tacoma, Sued for Professional Negligence /Violation of RCW 18.86.030. Defendants WINDERMERE PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS, LLC, and WINDERMERE COMMENCEMENT ASSOCIATES, INC., Sued for Vicarious Liability Under RCW 18.85.155 as Liable for the Tortius Conduct of Defendants Kalafatich and Walters.

 

 

(Left to right) : Windermere Professional Partners' Maria Kalafatich, who states on her Windermere web page that "My clients appreciate my integrity..." Windermere Commencement Associates' Leslie Walters, Windermere Commencement Associates owners David Sinding and Dick Beeson. Windermere Professional Partners owner Michael Robinson.

 

 

WINDERMERE AFFILIATED SERVICE COMPANIES: CW TITLE REPORTS—PREVIOUSLY COMMONWEALTH LAND TITLE OF PUGET SOUND

SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF KING—CASE NO. 08-2-34857-1 SEA

Jury Finds Windermere's "Affiliated Service" Business, Commonwealth Land and Title Company of Puget Sound, Negligent, Awards Third-Party Plaintiffs $1,190,000.00...

...Don't risk a sloppy, incompetent home transaction, or a concealed Windermere agent/broker insider referral scam. Commonwealth Land and Title Company of Puget Sound changed its name to "CW Title" as of September 1, 2011: CW Title is just Commonwealth Land and Title Company of Puget Sound by another name. Don't Trust CW Title with your home!

CW TITLE REVIEWS: "I'm still waiting to close on my property because of her lies."

Windermere's Commonwealth Land Title of Puget Sound—AKA CW Title—Sued for Slander of Title and CPA Violation: Dismissal Update

 

 

BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, a Texas Limited Partnership; NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES CORPORATION, a Washington Corporation; COMMONWEALTH LAND AND TITLE OF PUGET SOUND, LLC, a Washington Limited Liability Company; FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, a United States Government Sponsored Enterprise, sued for Wrongful Foreclosure, Violation of the Consumer Protection Act, and other claims.

Complaint alleges: "This is a violation of the Trustee's duty of good faith as provided by statute and a violation of federal statutes."

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF PIERCE—CASE NO. 12-2-06877-7

WINDERMERE MANAGEMENT GROUP SUED FOR JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF TRUST DEED; DEFENDANTS FAILED TO APPEAR, ANSWER, OR OTHERWISE DEFEND THE ACTION, RESULTING IN AN ORDER OF DEFAULT AGAINST ALL DEFENDANTS

 

SUPERIOR COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF PIERCE—CASE NO. 12-2-06877-7

WINDERMERE MANAGEMENT GROUP SUED FOR JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF TRUST DEED; DEFENDANTS FAILED TO APPEAR, ANSWER, OR OTHERWISE DEFEND THE ACTION, RESULTING IN AN ORDER OF DEFAULT AGAINST ALL DEFENDANTS

 

 

UNABASHED PROFIT ON WINDERMERE AGENTS and BROKERS WITH LEGALLY ADJUDICATED HISTORIES OF UNETHICAL MISCONDUCT; and EXPENSIVE, INTIMIDATING, PHONY LAWSUITS FILED TO TERMINATE THE SPEECH RIGHTS OF DAMAGED WINDERMERE FRAUD VICTIMS...

...ARE THE ARROGANT HALLMARKS OF LYING CORPORATE CROOKS, JOHN W. JACOBI and PAUL STEPHEN DRAYNA: IS WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE ONE OF WASHINGTON'S MOST RESPECTED BRANDS?

john jacobiPUBLIC PREDATORS: Windermere Founder and Chairman, John W. Jacobi (left), and Windermere Services General Counsel, attorney and Jacobi yes-man, Paul Stephen Drayna—a University of Wisconsin Law School alumnus (right)—ruin damaged Windermere customers with marketing lies and the costly, mendacious lawsuits they file against defrauded Windermere victims who speak publicly.

Jacobi and Drayna falsely sue an outspoken party for trade libel and defamation, try to coerce the defendant into a "dark clause" settlement agreement through fear and intimidation, continue to prosecute the bogus action for years at enormous cost to the parties, then run away and voluntarily dismiss their own lawsuit under Civil Rule 41, just prior to trial, when the honest, innocent victim persists in refusing to sign away their speech rights. Is Windermere Real Estate one of Washington's most respected brands?

 

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY—CASE NO. 08-2-42345-0 SEA

john jacobiWINDERMERE REAL ESTATE/WALL STREET—Where Windermere Founder John W. Jacobi is listed as Director—PROFITS ON LOAN-CON SCAMMER CHERYL JONET

(Left to right) Rich Gangnes is an owner and also the designated broker of Windermere Real Estate / Wall Street; Jake Jacobsen is the managing broker at Windermere Wall Street. Both were on duty for the Doorish and Jonet cases. Windermere Founder John Jacobi is listed as Director of Windermere Wall Street.

Deceased Windermere Real Estate/Wall Street agent Cheryl Jonet was a judgment debtor and defendant in many legal actions involving lawsuits for mishandling earnest money, the breach of promissory note agreements, and unlawful detainer. Peter Doorish was selling a home in February of 2005, and Jonet was a buyer’s agent. Jonet represented her buyer as being a lawyer, when in reality, the buyer was in fact a clerical employee and the single mother of four children. Jonet convinced Doorish to provide the buyer a $50,000 loan, with assurances that Windermere lawyers would generate the proper paperwork. But Jonet actually kept the Doorish loan for herself.

She gutted the property prior to the buyer’s residency, and acquired substantial liens on it. Jonet then informed seller Doorish that the buyer could not carry the financial obligations, that foreclosure was imminent, and further convinced Doorish to take the property back. When he again took possession of the place and was confronted with its gutted condition and financial impediments, he had to pay hundreds of thousands to satisfy lien holders to avoid foreclosure; and Doorish spent yet more to put the residence back in habitable condition. Doorish never recovered the original $50,000 scammed by Jonet. Read the Doorish Complaint here.

SCAMMING CHERYL STRIKES AGAIN

Tom McMackin wrote Geoff Wood and John Jacobi at Windermere Services Company on September 11, 2007, about having been victimized by another Cheryl Jonet buyer scheme. Mr. McMackin further informed Windermere of eleven other Jonet victims, but, as in all other cases, Windermere did not respond to McMackin’s letter. In that particular scam scenario, Jonet had partnered with a crooked Countrywide home loan ripoff artist. The McMackin’s lives and finances were ruined.

 

 

 

FORMER WINDERMERE NORTHEAST OWNER JOAN WHITTAKER SUED AGAIN, ALONG with AGENTS DAVID HOPKINS and JOANN McCANN, for MISREPRESENTATION INCLUDING FORGERY

 

(Left and right) Windermere Kirkland Northeast Agents Joanne McCann and David Hopkins

Excerpted from COMPLAINT in No. 07-2-34039-4 SEA:

“III  BACKGROUND

3.1 On or about February 13, 2002, Plaintiffs entered into a written agreement with Defendants authorizing the Defendants to list for sale their real property commonly known as 2008 N. 16th St., Renton, Washington.

3.2 On or about March 20, 2002, Defendants presented an offer to buy the property from John Murphey. Plaintiffs accepted the offer after various negotiations and revisions. Mr. Murphey later assigned his interest in the purchase and sale agreement to Kenneth Nelson.

3.3 Defendants David Hopkins and Joanne McCann acted as dual agents for the 2008 N. 16th Street transaction, but they failed to follow statutory duties when doing so.

3.4 Following execution of the purchase and sale agreement, Defendants, with out Plaintiffs knowledge, prepared an addendum to the purchase and sale agreement that changed the legal description and forged the signature of Plaintiff [name redacted by request] on the agreement.

3.5 Defendants disclosed to Murphey confidential information about the Plaintiffs, including information about the Plaintiffs finances, without Plaintiffs’ permission. Murphey used this information to the Plaintiffs’ disadvantage.

3.6 At all times during the purchase and sale transaction Defendants represented the interests of Murphey of Murphey/Nelson first and foremost to the detriment of the Plaintiffs’ interests. Moreover, Defendants repeatedly misrepresented to Plaintifss facts relating to the transaction.

3.7 As a direct result of Defendants’ acts and omissions, Plaintiffs were sued by Murphey/Nelson.

3.8 The Defendants acts and omissions proximately caused great financial hardship for the Plaintiffs.”

Windermere lawyers have argued that the forgery complaint should be dismissed because the statute of limitations has run out and there is no evidence; typical Windermere legal strategy pitting merit and veracity against technicality. In addition, Windermere argues that current Washington law moots the fiduciary duty of real estate agents, despite a recent Court of Appeals decision: “For clarity, we reiterate that chapter 18.86.110 RCW does not abrogate professional and fiduciary duties of real estate agents” Jackowski v. Borchelt 209 P.3d 514 (2009).

 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA—NO. CV-05401

 

Windermere Real Estate Bainbridge Island and Associate Broker Debbie Nitsche (left) Sued for Copyright Infringement, Violation of the Lanham Act, and Unfair Competition: Access the Complaint here. (Left) Windermere Bainbridge Island Associate Broker Debbie Nitsche.

A Complaint has been filed in United States District Court, Western District of Washington at Tacoma, for Copyright Infringement and Unfair Competition, by Lu Lawrence, an Individual, Plaintiff; against Paul Clark, an individual, dba Walkthrough Media; Oscar F. Nohre, an individual; Jane Doe Nohre, an individual; and the marital community comprised of Jane Doe Nohre and Oscar F. Nohre; Graphical Data, Incorporated, a Washington Corporation; Debbie Nitsche, an individual; and Windermere Real Estate/BI, Incorporated, a Washington corporation; and Jane Doe and John Doe, unknown realtors A through Z, Defendants.

Under “PARTIES” the Complaint in part states:

“Defendant Paul Clark is an individual who, on information and belief resides in Seattle, Washington, and does business as Walkthrough Media, a Seattle-based virtual tour company. Defendant Clark resides and/or does business at 13322 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 405, Seattle, Washington 98133.

Defendant Oscar F. (“Ozzie”) Nohre is an individual who upon information and belief is married to Jane Doe Nohre. Ozzie Nohre is the Vice President of GraphicalData, Incorporated a Washington corporation and defendant herein. All of Defendant Ozzie Nohre’s acts as alleged herein were on behalf of and for the benefit of the marital community comprised of Defendants Ozzie Nohre and Jane Doe Nohre (collectively referred to hereinafter as “Defendants Nohre”). Upon information and belief, Defendants Nohre reside at 25865 Canyon Road NW, Poulsbo, Washington, 98370-9752. Defendants Nohre did business as the Agent Support Center.

Defendant GraphicalData, Incorporated (“GraphicalData”) is a Washington corporation with a principal place of business at 11875 Silverdale Way NW, Suite 205, Silverdale, Washington. Upon information and belief, Shelly Nohre and Oscar F. Nohre are shareholders of GraphicalData. Shelly Nohre is president and COO of GraphicalData and Ozzie Nohre is Vice President of GraphicalData.

Debbie Nitsche is an individual who upon information and belief resides in Bainbridge Island, Washington, and does business as a realtor at Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc., 840 Madison Ave. North, Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110. Defendant Nitsche is an associate broker who does business through Defendant Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc. and owns the website, “Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo Real Estate Presented by Debbie Nitsche” at PoulsboRealEstate.com and Bainbridge HomeSearch.com.”

Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc. is a Washington Corporation with a principal place of business at Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Defendants Jane Does and John Does A through Z are unknown realtors who do business in and around Bainbridge Island, Washington, who purchased and displayed on the World Wide Web a video that incorporated Plaintiff’s photograph as alleged herein.

Under “FACTS” the Complaint in part continues:

Plaintiff Lu Lawrence is an accomplished photographer engaged in the photography business. She has published three books of aerial photographs of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Her images have been featured in marketing and advertising campaigns in a variety of contexts, including as advertisements for realtors.

Plaintiff Lawrence created an aerial photograph of Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Plaintiff Lawrence obtained a copyright registration for her aerial image, Registration Number VA 866-157, effective as of December 10, 1997.

Plaintiff Lawrence has not licensed her BI 9500 aerial photograph to any defendant herein.

Without permission of Plaintiff Lawrence, Defendants selected, modified and placed Plaintiff’s photograph as modified in the “Walkthrough Media” video.

As part of their video and/or website services, Defendants Clark, Nohre and/or GraphicalData sold and distributed the video to various real estate agents, including without limitation, Debbie Nitsche, Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc. and unknown real estate agents Jane Does and John Does A through Z, and such Defendants purchased and/or publicly displayed the photograph on the World Wide Web as part of the video.

Upon information and belief, Defendants sold, distributed and displayed Plaintiff’s photograph for a period of at least five years and since at least as early as 2001 or 2002.

Plaintiff learned of the unauthorized use of her photograph by Defendants on or about January 27, 2009.

Plaintiff demanded that Defendants remove the photograph from the video and websites immediately, cease using her photograph, and compensate her for the unauthorized uses of it. Plaintiff also advised Defendants that her claim of copyright in her photograph was registered and that her copyright protected against unauthorized use.

Defendants unauthorized use or uses of Plaintiff’s photograph were willful and without regard for Plaintiff’s rights.

In their uses, Defendants failed to give Plaintiff Lawrence credit for and to attribute the work to her, and passed off Plaintiff’s work as their own.

Defendants wrongfully claimed copyright in Plaintiff’s work and suggested that they had the right to authorize its use.

Defendants have removed the photograph from at least some websites, but have refused to compensate Plaintiff for the unauthorized uses.

FIRST CLAIM
Copyright Infringement

SECOND CLAIM
Violation of the Lanham Act and Unfair Competition

 

 

 

 

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF KING—CASE NO. 98-2-17607-5

 

Washington State Representative Marcie Maxwell is a Windermere Associate Broker who never revealed her knowledge of a home’s septic system defects:

 

Once again, Windermere escapes the legal responsibility for damages based not upon the merits of a case, but by exploiting our dysfunctional courts; and also through the disingenuous machinations and legal gymnastics of its ethically-challenged and crafty Demco counsel. (Left) Washington State Representative and Windermere Associate Broker, Marcie Maxwell. From the Parry Complaint:

“STATEMENT OF FACTS

4. On January 16, 1995, plaintiff executed a purchase and sale agreement for the purchase of a residence located at 7618 S. Langton Road in Seattle. She was represented by Marcie Maxwell, an associate broker employed by defendant Windermere.

5. At the time that plaintiff executed the purchase and sale agreement, she was provided with a disclosure form (PSMLA Form No. 17) which had been completed by the seller, indicating that the residence was condemned “prior to 1979” due to a failure of the septic system but that there had been no further problem following the installation of a large interceptor trench. The disclosure form also indicated that the septic system, including the drainfield, was located entirely within the property upon which the residence was located.

6. The purchase and sale agreement provided that the septic tank serving the property would be “inspected by King County prior to closing and at seller’s expense”.

7. Plaintiff’s purchase of the residence closed on or about February 20, 1995. She never received confirmation that the septic system had been inspected by the County, as provided in the purchase and sale agreement.

8. Plaintiff began noticing offensive odors emanating from the ground surrounding her home in the spring of 1995.

9. In July, 1997, plaintiff hired a septic tank contractor to pump the septic tank and evaluate its condition. She was informed that the existing system could not be repaired.

10. Plaintiff commissioned a proposed design for a replacement septic system, but the proposed design was rejected by the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health on August 25th, 1997. According to the notice of rejection, “[g]iven the site constraints of the steep slope, the reported natural springs and the limited area for a ‘repair’, it is not possible for a system to meet current code requirements.”

11. Meanwhile, in the process of investigating the matter with the Department of Health, plaintiff discovered that an inspection of the septic system had been performed by the County on December 13, 1994—a full month prior to her offer to purchase the residence. The inspection report revealed that:

a. There appeared to be inadequate “reserve area”, or portion of the property suitable for installation of a replacement drain field;

b. The seepage pit associated with the septic system drainfield might be encroaching on a neighboring property;

c. Because seepage pits are no longer acceptable methods of sewage disposal in King County, a conforming repair might not be possible in the event of a system failure; and

d. At least three properties within a two block radius of the residence had experienced failures of similar septic systems between 1981 and 1988.

12. At the time that the County inspection report was completed in December 1994, a copy was provided to the previous owner of the residence. On information and belief, additional copies of the report were provided to the seller’s real estate agent, to plaintiff’s lender, and to defendant Windermere.

13. Despite defendant Windermere’s notice of the County inspection and report, and despite defendant’s actual possession of a copy of that report, plaintiff never received a copy from defendant.

14. Because of the failing septic tank system, plaintiff must now bear the expense of having the septic tank serviced, on average, once every other month. The value of her residence is severely diminished, and she has been informed that her home may be declared unfit for habitation.”

As has been reported elsewhere, when Parry sued, the summons and complaint were served on a Windermere brokerage at its correct physical address, and then conveyed to the Demco Law Firm. As the case went forward, Matthew Davis timely signed a joinder form stating that “all parties have been served.” He cunningly proceeded through discovery activities and other court functions relative to the case to make it appear he was conducting earnest representation. Davis then moved for summary judgment just weeks before trial, alleging that the defendant had not been properly served. The court reviewed evidence demonstrating that in the period of time between Parry’s home sale and the serving of process, Marcie Maxwell’s Windermere brokerage, Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc., had moved away from the address of service, and another Windermere brokerage, Windermere Real Estate/Renton had newly occupied the very same address. The court dismissed Parry’s case on summary judgment, despite Davis/Windermere’s earlier joinder claim that “all parties have been served.” During the interim, the statute of limitations for proceeding against THE CORRECT Windermere brokerage had expired. In an appeal, the dismissal was affirmed, and the supreme court refused to review the case.

But—as in so many Windermere cases—none of those technicalities and legal shenanigans change the facts of Representative Marcie Maxwell’s concealing conduct in concert with Windermere. Meanwhile, Maxwell is still hawking "Seller Representation, Buyer Agency, Relocation, Investments" (cached) with Lisa Lam.

 

Windermere Agent Recommends Rookie Inspector Who Misses Toxic Mold

 

(Left) Judy Bigelow, agent for Windermere Real Estate / West Sound, Silverdale.

As recently as 2008, Windermere was hyping Scott DeShryver’s home inspection expertise in the Kitsap Sun. But home inspectors can often be “ringers.” A big mistake many home buyers make is using a home inspector that’s been recommended by their agent—or worse—the listing agent of the property they’re considering. Buyers might figure that one inspector is as good as another, but they should check an inspector’s credentials thoroughly, and Google the inspector on the web, too, to see if any complaints are floating around cyberspace about the inspector they’re considering.

When real estate agents recommend inspectors, bad things often happen, because the agents are looking for an uncomplicated, quick sale, and their recommendation might produce a “softball” inspection; an inspection which deliberately ignores problems so that the sale will go through easily, and the recommending agents will recommend them again. Countless consumers have fallen into this trap and paid a big price for doing so.

Theresa McCormick offered on a property in Lakewood, Washington, through Windermere Silverdale agent Judy Bigelow. Bigelow was a veteran agent and connected McCormick with Lighthouse Home Inspection’s Scott DeShryver, without disclosing to McCormick that Mr. DeShryver was acquainted with her son, and was also a relative neophyte at inspecting homes.

Deshryver failed to identify nearly a thousand square feet of soft rot fungus in the home’s attic. A laboratory examined the fungus and concluded that Chaetomium—a most virulent strain of mold—was present. We’ve all heard the nightmare scenarios produced by moldy homes, and mold’s insidious effect upon allergies and the human immune system. Anaphylactic reactions to mold can even produce death

To further complicate matters, McCormick learned that inspector DeShryver had no insurance, and accordingly, that an attorney wouldn’t want the case because DeShryver had no deep-pocket insurer from which to collect damages if McCormick managed to prevail in court. Bigelow told McCormick “There is nothing Windermere can do” because Windermere was not a party to her agreement with DeShryver for his services

Once again, the decidedly murky ethics of a Windermere agent overtook decency, and Windermere’s fraudulent marketing claim of commitment to honesty and integrity. McCormick lost hundreds of thousands in sorting out the mold mess, and her family took major hits to their health. In this case, there are many parallels to Windermere’s behavior in the Kruger Rathouse case, chief among them, Windermere’s despicable failure to recognize its own bad apples. It prefers to keep collecting on them instead.

In a re-inspection of McCormick’s home, DeShryver acknowledged that he had not seen the damage in his previous inspection because Lighthouse Home Inspection’s policy is to avoid disturbing insulation. What good is an inspection that misses toxic defects like mold?

RCW 18.86.030: "Regardless of whether the licensee is an agent, a licensee owes to all parties to whom the licensee renders real estate brokerage services the following duties, which may not be waived: (a) To exercise reasonable skill and care; (b) To deal honestly and in good faith."

RCW 18.86.050: "Unless additional duties are agreed to in writing signed by a buyer's agent, the duties of a buyer's agent are limited to those set forth in RCW 18.86.030 and the following, which may not be waived except as expressly set forth in (e) of this subsection: (a) To be loyal to the buyer by taking no action that is adverse or detrimental to the buyer's interest in a transaction; (b) To timely disclose to the buyer any conflicts of interest; (c) To advise the buyer to seek expert advice on matters relating to the transaction that are beyond the agent's expertise."

 

 

 

 

WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE/WEST CAMPUS, FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON; AND ITS AGENT DAN DENNIS, SUED FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION, UNJUST ENRICHMENT, AND NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION

 

Complaint alleges that “…Windermere Real Estate/West Campus, Inc. and Dan Dennis supplied false information to AMERCO in its business transaction…”

 

 

(Left and right) Windermere Defendant Dan Dennis; John A. Tidwell, Manager—represented by his windermere.com generic silhouette head—Owner and Designated Broker of Windermere West Campus.

 

A Complaint was filed on November 7, 2007, in the United States District Court For The Western District Of Washington At Seattle, by AMERCO REAL ESTATE COMPANY, Plaintiff, against The Estate Of Harvey L. Grohs and Wilma J. Grohs; Larry L. Grohs; Riva Grohs Bjorklund; WINDERMERE REAL ESTATE WEST, INC., and DAN DENNIS, as an individual and as an agent of Win