WINDERMERE HOMES & ESTATES Announces Key Leadership Promotions

Windermere Homes & Estates, one of the leading Real Estate companies in San Diego County, has consistently hired some of the best and brightest in the industry. Windermere Homes & Estates names Assistant Head Broker, Nancy Layne, and announces key leadership promotions.


Nancy Layne, a longtime member of Windermere Homes & Estates’ Risk Management Team, has been promoted to Assistant Head Broker and Senior Risk Management Specialist. Having served the company for several years in various capacities, Nancy has proven herself a valuable asset. In addition to being awarded NSDCAR’s “Volunteer of the Year” award in 2018, Nancy is a C.A.R. Director, on the Board of Directors of the NSDCAR Professional Standards Committee, and as a Mediator for NSDCAR, holds a Risk Mitigation Specialist certification.


Nancy’s elevated role will continue to compliment the robust skill set of the company’s Risk Management department and provide a higher level of support to Windermere’s Broker of Record, Jim Berns, 4-Time “Broker of the Year”.


A Realtor since 1988, Nancy brings a unique perspective to the table in her advisement of Windermere Homes & Estates’ agents. Based out of Windermere’s Rancho Bernardo office, Nancy is excited to continue serving agents in San Diego County.


Katie Wyatt has been with Windermere Homes & Estates for a number of years. Since joining the company in 2015, Katie has been instrumental in assisting agents in the San Diego and Desert regions with their marketing needs. Katie brings to the table years of marketing experience, including her studies at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) with a focus in Graphic Design.


Windermere recently promoted Katie to Marketing Manager, where she will provide direction and oversight to the Marketing Department, continuing to provide top-notch marketing support to Windermere agents.


Courtney Smith came to Windermere Homes & Estates in 2017 as Rich Johnson’s Executive Assistant, and in her time with the company, has worked in various capacities serving its staff and agents. With experience in Operations, Human Resources, and Risk Management, she has a deep understanding of company operations and how to carryout initiatives set forth by the executive team with the intention of setting the brokerage apart from the competition.


With that in mind, Windermere elevated Courtney to the role of Director of Operations and Human Resources for its San Diego and Desert regions. Within her new role, Courtney hopes to continue to leverage her unique skillset to achieve company goals and continue to provide the highest and best level of support to the agents of Windermere.


*About Windermere Homes & Estates*


Windermere Homes & Estates has always focused on three basic principles: hire the best people, give them the best tools, create thriving communities. Collaboration not competition and building relationships with agents, clients and community partners has helped Windermere Homes & Estates become one of the top 5 brokerages in California. Backed by Windermere Real Estate, the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S., including over 300 offices and 6,500 agents serving communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Mexico. Last year, Windermere closed 87,000 home sales for more than $36.7 billion in dollar volume.


Windermere Homes & Estates donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income and homeless families in the community. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington state has grown to encompass eleven states and has raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those who need our help the most.


Windermere Homes & Estates was founded by Rich Johnson in 2013 and has been setting the standard ever since. The forward-thinking company has opened 17 offices and hired more than 500 agents with awards such as the Brokerage Achievement of Excellence and the Standards of Ethics, awarded by the San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR). Creating a “3rd place” for agents to collaborate and connect on a daily basis both virtually and in person has been a key factor in Windermere Homes & Estates’ success.