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RELATIONSHIPS

Windermere is dedicated to putting

relationships before sales quotas. Our core

values of relationships, community, collaboration,

and professionalism are central to how we do business.

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COLLABORATION

 Windermere knows that when you are buying

or selling your home, you need local and worldwide resources. We support and inspire

our vast network of industry professionals to

aid in your next step. 

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COMMUNITY

Windermere understands the importance
of giving back to our community. Enriching the neighborhoods in which we live and work is an integral part of how we do business.

All in, for the Columbia River Gorge

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GORGE REAL ESTATE TALK

Kathleen O'Connor-McNew of Best Western Plus Hood River Inn

Natasha Whitefield / President Elect - Mid Columbia Association of Realtors®️

Cyber Security with Matthew Cole / DirectLine-IT

Home Staging with Nicole Johnson / Columbia Gorge Home Staging

Hood River Community & Business with Kate Schroeder / Hood River Chamber of Commerce

Home Building with Dave Bennett / Invision Construction

Home Inspections with Shawn Johnson / Columbia Gorge Inspections

Social Media for Businesses with Mason Drexel / Gorge Media

3D Tours & Real Estate Photography with Mary Frances Photography

Home Loans with Ray Broughton / Cross Country Mortgage

Welcome to the Podcast!

Testimonials

UNDERWOOD- We had been looking around the Columbia River Gorge area for a while, and when we decided to get serious, we reached out to Rachel Zenk (who we found via Zillow). She was professional, even-keeled, and so fun to work with; It really made our first buying experience enjoyable. Our initial housing  criteria evolved quite a bit as we saw more houses and Rachel was patient and easy-going through it all. We appreciated her knowledge of the area and ability to find the answers to all of our questions. Most importantly, when the right house came along, she knew about it before it went on the market and got us a scheduling the next day. Negotiations & closing was easy and low drama thanks to Rachel and we can't thank her enough! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy. -Lauren F.

THE DALLES -My wife and I reached out to Mike Springston on a house that we had came across. He was very prompt in getting back to us and was there for any questions we had. He showed us many houses just so we could see what’s in the area for different price points. Once my wife and I looked at what’s on the market we put together a list of homes we wanted to see. Mike made a planned couple of days from coffee in the morning to lunch in the afternoon and house showings in between. He never once pressured us into a decision and was always beside us through the process of our house purchase. After we had bought our new home he followed up with us to see how we have settled in. If you want a realtor that will do anything for you he is your realtor. I would encourage anyone to do business with Mike he just makes the whole process smooth. Mike thank you for everything and thank you for keeping in touch. - Zillow User

HOOD RIVER -Kim Chamness is a professional in every sense of the word. Her knowledge and genuine concern for all parties to our transaction were present in every phase of the process. The sale of this home was an emotional and stressful situation due to transitioning a loved one to a care facility. Kim said to us,  "Let me take the burden of this sale off your shoulders" and she did. She handled every aspect of the transaction promptly and to everyone's satisfaction. She made it easier for us and for that we will always be grateful. If you need to buy or sell, you need to have Kim on your side! -Zillow User

OR & WA - I first met Ginger Swanson over 10 years ago when she helped me find and buy my first home in White Salmon, WA. I've used her for all of my real estate transactions since! We've looked at more properties together than I can count, and she's helped me successfully purchase two rental income properties in  The Dalles, OR, one lot in The Dalles, OR, and one rental property in Portland, OR. This fall she found the perfect home for my family and I to move into in White Salmon. I trust Ginger completely, and I couldn't recommend her more! - Joellen P.

ODELL- We had a great experience working with Tanner and Alisha to buy and sell a home in Hood River. They helped us find our perfect home. They were quick to understand exactly what we were looking for and worked tirelessly throughout the buying process to keep things on track despite a few hurdles  along the way. They also helped us sell a downtown property. They did an excellent job staging the home, organizing an open house, getting buyers in the door and helping us to select between multiple offers. I would highly recommend Tanner and Alicia for buying or selling a home. They’re extremely knowledgeable, hard working and a pleasure to work with. Christy G.

THE DALLES -Connie Thomasian has thorough knowledge of the real estate market, especially as it relates to the Columbia River Gorge. Connie is an intelligent, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable real estate agent who understands the enormity of the home buying experience. She is thorough, honest, and a straight shooter who  helps you navigate the ins and outs with ease. Somehow , she is able to absorb some of the stress of the home buying process and make it seem easy. Bottom line- go with Connie !! -Lindy

NORTH BONNEVILLE -I have worked with Mary Lou Bennett on 3 different transactions and Mary Lou has always taken care of all of my needs in a very professional manner. Her guidance has been invaluable. Her knowledge of all the different elements has been invaluable. If you are in need of a realtor in Skamania county Mary  Lou would be the right person to assist you in your real estate needs. I respect her input so that I can make the right decision. -Tom W.

CASCADE LOCKS -Chelsea Barnes was wonderful to work with! She helped us through the process of selling our home, and she made the whole process easy and painless. Any time we had a question, she was quick to respond with helpful answers. She helped us sell our home in no time, and also helped with the purchase of our  new home. Just like it was with selling our previous home, purchasing our new home was made an easy process thanks to Chelsea. She is very knowledgeable and a wonderful person to interact with. She is always willing to help, and is very attentive and detail orientated. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a really great realtor. - Ana S.

APPLETON -Tanner & Alisha are extremely knowledgeable not only with real estate sales but all aspects of real estate transactions and the real estate market. For example, I wanted to have the property I purchased surveyed and split into individual parcels. Tanner Hall and Alisha Nightingale kindly assisted me by providing the necessary contacts and processes to accomplish this. Also, being new to the area, they have been extremely helpful in providing local information, for example, on locating medical facilities and other day-to-day necessities. I will definitely be using them for future transactions. Cynthia J.

HOOD RIVER -A medical emergency forced me to move my parents from Hood River to Boise very suddenly. Ruby Mason was exceptionally helpful in figuring out how to pack and move all their belongings and sell the house long distance. I couldn't have managed it all without her. She is also extremely patient and clearly  explained the complex real estate forms to my father and me so we could complete them to keep the sale moving forward. I highly recommend Ruby. - Zillow User

HOOD RIVER -Mark Mason is an excellent real estate agent and highly recommended. My family and I had a home that we needed to sell within a fairly narrow time frame and Mark was able to obtain a favorable selling price quite promptly. Mark was always available and had great communication with both ourselves and  prospective buyers. During negotiations there were several repairs and changes that needed to be done and Mark not only shared his advice regarding the work but even helped with some of the repairs! He is a long time resident of the area and brings that familiarity and knowledge to the table to insure favorable outcomes for all parties involved. Both my brother and I have used Mark for real estate ventures in the past and will continue to employ his services in the years to come. Thanks Mark! Shaun R.

WHITE SALMON -Dawn McSweyn was always extremely pleasant to work with throughout our long struggle to find a house. She has a great knowledge of the local real estate market, was able to quickly understand what we wanted in a house, and kept showing us house after house until we found our dream house, which was the  third house we tried to buy. Throughout the year long search to find a house and two failed attempts to buy a house, Dawn was remarkably responsive and showed her experience with the entire process, including negotiating before and after the home inspection report came out. I can't recommend her highly enough. Chris O.

CARSON -Bob Anderson has been an amazing realtor for us for many years. Whenever we think of listing a property or looking at property to purchase we immediately contact him. Bob is always very professional, personable and a pleasure to work with. He is quick to respond to questions with care and concern. We cannot  say enough good things about His knowledge and experience. We always highly recommend him to friends and family buying and selling property in the area. Thank you Bob for being so great at what you do! -Debbie W.

THE DALLES -My wife and I bought a home from Charlie Foote and he was able to expertly guide us through the whole process. He is friendly, honest and a great realtor. If you are looking to buy a home in The Dalles, then I would highly recommend Charlie. -Tim A.

SNOWDEN -I was looking for a rental investment or lot to build on... I was not set on either one, but had a little hard earned money to invest and knew it would be in real estate. Stephanie Huntington understood what I wanted and screened countless local properties. She wrote up 4 offers. It was a little nerve  wracking and emotional. She found some great properties, but my offers just fell a little short. But guess what? Offer number 5 was accepted!! I feel it was meant to be. Thanks to Stephanie I ended up buying a property that I feel had been overlooked by many other buyers. To the average person it was hard to see the potential without the help of a seasoned professional. And it was also very reasonably priced! I just love my property, the neighborhood, the view, and the reasonable price is a real help if the overall budget of my building project. Thanks Stephanie! -Steve S.

Stevenson -Our Windermere story began in August 2018, when my dear uncle was nearing the end of his life. He was leaving his estate to his four grandkids in hopes to provide them with a better life. I made arrangements for him to meet with an agent and very dear friend of mine Penny Edlund. She answered all the questions and let him take the lead. She worked for hours staging the house while respecting his wishes to stay in the home. It was important to my uncle that Penny find the family that would appreciate his home the way he did. After two open houses and countless hours the perfect fit was found. The team at Windermere was professional , prompt and hard working. I strongly recommend them for your real estate needs. A shout out the team members that it all possible. Racheal Broughton and Nicole Pat for the countless hours of computer work. Kim Salvesen-Pauly for putting together a team that our community can take pride in representing our little town. - Traci B.