About Windermere Group One
The ownership group for our company started in October of 1996. The goals and philosophy of the group were and still are today, to hire the best people, provide them with the best tools to do their job, and create an atmosphere of working together to provide value to our customers.
We accepted the opportunity to grow by becoming our own office, Windermere Group One/Tri-Cities in October of 2010. Our decision to become Windermere Group One has brought much success to our clients, agents, and the community because of our dedication to exceeding the client’s expectations and a promise to better the communities in which we all live. We are a locally owned company with all decisions made right here. We are committed, under the Windermere umbrella, to providing the very best customer service available.
Our management team has two responsibilities; you the client, who comes first, and our second responsibility is to each of our professional Realtors. When your interest is put in front of our interest, great things happen for all of us. Your Windermere Group One/Tri-Cities REALTORS® are committed to our communities, serving on boards, committees, participating in fundraisers, even selling newspapers on street corners for the annual Kids Day event. We invest our time and money in the Tri-Cities and we are dedicated to helping build a great community and a great place to live. Windermere is about building relationships. We believe in the ability of our agents, staff, and management to create relationships that go beyond the ordinary and that make a difference in people’s lives.
"UNLOCKING THE POWER OF OWNERSHIP"
At Windermere Group One, ownership is at the heart of everything we do. Our mantra "Unlocking the Power of Ownership" refers not only to home ownership, but also to the fact that Windermere Group One offers company ownership to all full-time staff and agents.
Jeff Thompson, founder of Windermere Group One, was inspired by Larry Kendall, a real estate business owner in Fort Collins, CO. Jeff met Larry in 2004 and was immediately drawn to his company's business model. This model is not like the traditional real estate company model which charges an agent a percentage of their commissions and offers graduated splits based on production each year, or charges a flat monthly fee. In Larry's model, the broker partners with agents who function as owners in the company. With the traditional model, the broker/owner cashes the profits checks, writes the expense checks, creates policy and procedures; literally and figuratively the buck stops with them. At Windermere Group One, agents/owners will share in that process as well as develop company values and recruiting processes. The partners make up a board of directors helping to set policy and procedures.
A strong commitment to education and professionalism is a key factor in Jeff's business plan. "Everyone brings a unique set of skills to the table and we all have the responsibility to share innovative ideas and expect the best from one another everyday", stated Jeff Thompson. "Our success depends on our knowledge, professionalism and commitment to our core values." Our tag line, "One Purpose-One Team" is a testament to the commitment of everyone in the company helping each other achieve financial independence and a strong future.
Windermere Group One real estate agents realize real estate relies on 3 key components:
- Believe in their company
- Believe in Real estate as a career
- Believe in themselves
It is Windermere Group One's goal that ultimately all staff and agents will become partners. Being so deeply invested in the organization drives and motivates our partner/agents to be more committed to the home buyer and seller to help meet their needs.
Windermere Group One Tri-Cities Main Office
490 Bradley Blvd
Richland, WA, 99352
Windermere Group One Southridge Office
Kennewick, WA, 99338
Windermere Group One West Richland Office
West Richland, WA, 99353