NeighborhoodsReal Estate August 1, 2022

A Rare Find

It is a rare broker whose love language is creating and sharing information that is valuable to clients but can also be hard to find. Some brokers feel they need to guard their valuable local insights as if it is a finite and precious gift. What they don’t see is that every time you put valuable knowledge out there for people to use and find, A) it just represents the tip of the iceberg on what you actually know, and B) it tells people you are the person to go to for more goods on the topic. So, if your topic happens to be something like moving to Tacoma we have the site for you!

 About Marguerite:

A Rare Find

Marguerite Martin created Move to Tacoma almost a decade ago. Each year Marguerite builds upon her content and continues to push the limits producing extraordinary content for her community. In addition, she launched a powerful podcast for the area by the same name where you can listen to fascinating interviews on various topics. Over time Marguerite morphed into a full-time match-maker. Now, instead of spending all her time helping buyers purchase a home, she helps match buyers with the perfect broker in the Tacoma area and creates content usable for all. Marguerite is an innovator and a thought leader. She challenges us all in the industry to do things better. Check all the incredible information she has created on the Move to Tacoma website, and don’t hesitate to reach out to her!

Some of the other neighborhood guides that inspire us and we know you would find valuable if you were moving to these areas are linked below.

We have a couple of favorites…

Our very own Whidbey Island Guide

Seattle Area:

Team Diva’s Neighborhood Guide

Get Happy At Home Neighborhood Guide

All of South Puget Sound:

Windermere Professional Partners Guide

Other Parts of the US:

New Orleans

Uncategorized July 8, 2020

Collaboration, Competition, & Putting the Client First

-Why we are better together at Windermere


Many people think of real estate as a cutthroat competitive sales business akin to the dynamics that are portrayed on a TV show like Million Dollar Listing. The world is always pitting competition vs. collaboration against each other as if these two things are completely exclusive from one another.


This is why it is so darn refreshing when you see collaboration amongst “competitors,” and it’s something we see at Windermere all the time.


One of Windermere’s core values is that we are all better together, and we are huge believers in the very different way Windermere real estate agents operate. But what does “better together” really mean? How does this play out in the day-to-day?

Collaboration, Competition, & Putting the Client First

Of course, “better together” in part refers to the collaboration aspect in real estate. No one doubts two heads are better than one when it comes to problem-solving, and how about ten heads or a whole brokerage full of knowledgeable professionals to draw from? In our brokerage, a seasoned agent or a total newbie who comes up against something unusual (which happens more often than you would think) can easily pick the brains of agents representing 100’s of years of experience. From in-person conversations to our Facebook group page; we encourage ideas, questions, new information, resources, and sometimes just funny memes. Real estate is about being creative, not taking no for an answer and problem solving like a maniac. Having a support group you can rely on results in miracles for your clients other agents can’t produce.


“Better together” also means we have a lot of pride in the standard Windermere sets in the real estate industry. This translates to holding each other accountable when a colleague is delivering less than their best. For those of us who thoroughly understand the benefits of holding the real estate industry to a high standard, it literally hurts our hearts when we see agents acting in ways that are embarrassing for our profession and even worse, harmful to the client. This is why we believe in continually raising the bar on this industry so others have to stretch themselves just to keep up.


We take the idea of “better together” seriously but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to have fun doing it!


The video below was envisioned, orchestrated, and paid for by the agents. It is a pure collaboration amongst some of the most successful agents at Windermere in Oak Harbor who have intense respect for one another and understand that being better together helps everyone.



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