November 19, 2015 Contacts: Kristin Golliher
Media Contact, Windermere Colorado
(970) 449-6870 office
President, Windermere Colorado
(970) 232-4364 cell
Windermere Real Estate Celebrates First Year in Colorado
Business plans to grow to 50 agents and add additional offices in 2016
Fort Collins, COLO. (Nov 19, 2015) –Celebrating its one-year anniversary in Colorado, Windermere Real Estate has hired 21 REALTORS®, opened offices in both Fort Collins and Denver, and completed over 150 transactions. Led by President Eric Thompson, and his vision to “elevate the real estate experience,” the team is expected to grow to 50 agents and will seek additional branch locations in Colorado next year.
Implementing specialized programs like Windermere Certified Listings, The VIP Customer Program, and Neighborhood News, Thompson and his team aim to create a predictable, seamless experience for the customer. Such programs have led to exceptional results. Windermere’s listings in Northern Colorado sell for 11.5 percent more and 25 percent faster compared to the market average.
“In a market full of change and complexity, we are committed to putting the customer first, putting them at ease, and leading them to a successful closing,” Thompson says. “My vision is for Windermere is to be the premiere real estate company in Colorado by providing relevant programs, predictable results, and a terrific experience.”
With combined industry experience of more than 122 years, the Windermere team in Northern Colorado has hit the ground running. Including skilled additions such as Branch Manager Paul Hunter, 2015 Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® Chair and Natalie Davis, 2016 Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® Chair.
“Being able to help build a company and culture from the ground up is something I’ve always dreamed of doing,” says Hunter. “I love this company’s culture, the programs we offer to our customers, and our community involvement.”
In addition to opening the Fort Collins branch last December, Thompson broadened the Windermere Colorado regional footprint in March with Windermere Real Estate 5280 in the Denver Tech Center. Spearheaded by Broker/Owner Michael Zak, the Denver branch just moved into a new location and plans to add 15 more agents in 2016.
To celebrate their first anniversary and share industry insights with the community, Thompson and his team are hosting the second annual Real Estate Forecast Event. Held at the Fort Collins Marriott, 350 E. Horsetooth Road, the public is invited to attend this free event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.
New to this year’s Forecast Event is Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist (one of only two real estate companies in the country to have an economist on staff), who will present his studies on the nation’s housing economy. Thompson will present on key real estate statistics and trends in the local Northern Colorado market, including home values, the best-selling neighborhoods, and future growth predictions. Also in attendance will be Windermere Real Estate CEO, Geoff Wood, and co-presidents, OB Jacobi and Jill Jacobi Wood from Seattle, Wash.
Following the presentation, guests are invited to attend an open house at the Windermere Colorado office, adjacent to the Marriott at 400 E. Horsetooth Road, Suite 100. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Eric Thompson, President, Windermere Colorado:
In addition to owning the Windermere Fort Collins office, Eric Thompson is responsible for the growth and success of Windermere franchises in Colorado. He is a second-generation REALTOR and has been in the real estate business since 1994. Thompson is active with the REALTOR Association, currently serving as the Chair of the Fort Collins Board of REALTOR’S Education Committee. He also serves on the Poudre School District Foundation and is co-chair of the Northern Colorado’s stage of the Pro-Cycling Challenge. He is the former Vice-President and Co-Founder of Broker Connections for the Colorado Association of REALTORS. Thompson resides in Fort Collins with his wife and two daughters.
About Windermere Colorado:
Since its inception in 1972, Windermere Real Estate has grown to become the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. by focusing on three basic principles: hire the best people, give them the best tools and create thriving communities. The growth of Windermere has allowed them to expand into the Colorado market, led by Eric Thompson, President of Windermere Colorado.
For more information on this growing real estate firm, listings and agents, visit www.windermerecolorado.com.
About Windermere Real Estate
Windermere Real Estate is ranked the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S. with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed over 77,000 sides for more than $27 billion in dollar volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 30 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.