Franchise Opportunities


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In 1972, Windermere's founder, John Jacobi, set out to change the real estate industry. He saw an opportunity to raise the bar and set a new standard of professionalism and a commitment to putting relationships first.

Today we are the largest independent real estate brokerage in the Western U.S. with more than 300 offices in 11 states and Mexico. We are incredibly proud of our highly engaged and collaborative franchise owners, our agents' industry-leading productivity, and the professional development opportunities we offer our owners, managers, and agents.

We lead the industry with our innovative thinking. We are excited about what we do and are inspired to make our services and programs the best in real estate. Our unique and sustainable business model provides our affiliates the ability to flourish, profit, and grow.

Our company culture empowers our affiliates to feel confident knowing that they are clearly differentiated in the market. We simply believe in doing what’s right for our customers and for our communities, every time.

Culture

  • We have three core beliefs: hire the best people, give them the best tools, and create thriving communities
  • We have four core values: relationships, community, collaboration, and professionalism
  • We are leaders in the industry and have always been on the forefront of technology
  • We believe strongly in giving back to the communities where we work and live. That's why 100% of our agents give to the Windermere Foundation, which has raised nearly $30 million for low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S.
  • One day a year, Windermere closes its offices for our annual Community Service Day to help make a positive difference in our local communities
  • The Windermere Real Estate brand is family-owned, which creates a collaborative and empowered culture. Our "flat" corporate structure means that decisions are made quickly and efficiently
  • We put relationships first, creating an environment of high trust and high collaboration
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Brand Power

  • For more than 40 years, Windermere has been committed to putting relationships before sales quotas, with an emphasis on service to our clients and our community
  • We are the largest real estate franchise network in the Western U.S. with 7,000 agents located in 300 offices across 11 states and Mexico
  • Our robust Relocation department drives business to our agents and makes it easy for them to place referrals throughout the U.S. and around the world
  • Our Premier Properties luxury marketing program positions our high-end listings distinctly in the market
  • We offer special marketing programs for agents who specialize in a variety of niche markets, including builders, equestrian properties, and seniors
  • We are a proud member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, an invitation-only network of the very best brokerages around the globe. We are also members of Luxury Portfolio and Luxuryrealestate.com
  • Our highly visible website www.windermere.com provides consumers with a user-friendly experience and relevant real estate information
  • We have a unique arrangement with Zillow that gives your agents premium placement for their listings on Zillow.com
  • Our relationship with Porch.com makes the home buying process more transparent and informative for homebuyers
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Resources and Tools

Marketing Tools

  • We offer a vast library of property brochure templates, flyers, and postcards
  • Our automated client contact system makes it easy for your agents to keep in touch with their sphere
  • Powered by One Cavo, our lead generation program delivers live, qualified leads to your agents
  • Agents can sign their clients up for a monthly, auto-generated email newsletter, positioning them as the trusted source of real estate information
  • Agents can sign their clients up for auto-generated Just Listed/Just Sold emails to demonstrate their business activity and generate new business

Technology Tools

  • Moxi Works: our proprietary productivity system allows agents to manage their business and daily tasks more efficiently
  • Touch CMA: our proprietary desktop and tablet buyer/seller presentation tool
  • Mobile search app and totally responsive website
  • Customizable "Plug and Play" mobile-friendly agent and office websites
  • Microsoft Exchange email system with extensive storage

Professional Development Tools

  • Ninja Selling sales and relationship methodology coaching program with proven results for success
  • Pre-license school serving 10 states and generating recruiting prospects for your office via www.windermereu.com
  • Continuing education courses
  • Track to Success
  • Leadership Academy
  • New franchise transition program
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Profit and Growth

  • The highest per-agent productivity of any large, multi-state brokerage
  • Industry-low royalty fee structure without monthly minimums
  • Reduced royalty schedule for first-year ramp-up allows for easy conversion
  • One-time-only initial franchise fee allows for growth of additional offices
  • No ongoing renewal fees
  • Flexible franchise agreement
  • The Windermere Leadership Academy teaches owners how to build a team of future leaders and installs sustainable formulas for measured and increased success
  • Assistance identifying merger and acquisition candidates
  • Recruiting model and resources