Mark Lesti

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Are cool places and unique spaces your thing? Follow us on Instagram!

We’re excited to introduce Windermere’s new Instagram account! @WindermereRE features luxury homes, unique spaces, Windermere events, community projects, and more. Stay up to date with us in a fun new way and tag us in your Windermere-related photos.

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Posted on 24 November 2014 | 8:39 pm

‘Tis the season to be grateful

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of us will reflect upon this past year and remind ourselves of what we are thankful for in our lives. It’s also a time when many of us get together and work towards helping those that have not been so fortunate. This season, our Windermere Real Estate offices and agents have been hard at work collecting food, clothing and other necessities to help out our neighbors in need. These are just a few of the activities taking place throughout our Windermere network…

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Posted on 21 November 2014 | 9:54 pm

Western Washington I 2014 Third Quarter Market Update

Regional Economics

At first glance, the third quarter employment growth rate in Western Washington appears to be very healthy, with a substantial 62,520 jobs added since a year ago. For comparison purposes, the state as a whole grew by 2.5 percent and employment country-wide rose by two percent.

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Posted on 20 November 2014 | 9:06 pm

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holidays with Gilded Décor

In October we started to see gold amongst our pumpkins, but this fall get ready for all gold everything. From gilded pears to golden leaves, there’s something here for everyone.

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Posted on 18 November 2014 | 8:09 pm

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, the Windermere Foundation was able to provide over one million dollars in support during the first three quarters of this year to social service organizations that helped hundreds of families meet basic needs.

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Posted on 11 November 2014 | 5:36 pm

Announcing the Winner of the Community Service Day Southwest Facebook Challenge!

On October 17, Windermere offices in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado all took a day off from selling homes to help make a difference in their local communities. Our offices were challenged to share photos and videos from their community service day event on the Windermere Real Estate Facebook page, and in turn, they received a $100 donation to the Windermere Foundation charity of their choice.

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Posted on 7 November 2014 | 9:02 pm

Design Trends That Sell New Homes

Are you drawn to new construction homes? As a homeowner, do you ever wonder what design trends are most appealing to buyers? Well, at the Windermere Builder Solutions breakfast yesterday, agents from throughout the Seattle area came together to discuss the features and trends that are drawing buyers to new homes.

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Posted on 5 November 2014 | 9:28 pm

How NOT to Buy a Haunted House

Halloween is a holiday we tend to associate with the undead, so what better way to get in the “spirit” of things than to talk about ghosts. While you hear a lot about ghosts in October, they’re actually a year-round phenomenon (and they’re not all as friendly as Casper). So, if you’re in the market for a home right now, you might want to consider your threshold for the paranormal. Here are some ways to identify – and avoid – ending up with a haunted house.

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:18 pm

What does the future of luxury real estate look like? We travelled to Beverly Hills to find out.

Last week, Windermere Real Estate sent 25 agents to Beverly Hills, CA for Luxury Connect, an exclusive, invitation-only event that focused on the tools and trends that are shaping the future of luxury real estate. Held at a $135 million dollar estate, the impressive line-up of speakers were the who’s who of luxury real estate and reality TV, including Josh Altman and Madison Hildebrand from the Bravo TV show, “Million Dollar Listing”, and Mauricio Umansky, CEO of The Agency and a regular on the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. Among the topics discussed were the latest cutting-edge technology trends, like 3-D photography, and how they will enable agents to deliver the ultimate luxury real estate experience. Attendees also listened to discussions about international real estate with particular emphasis on the growing number of Asian home buyers in West Coast markets like Seattle, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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Posted on 29 October 2014 | 10:08 pm

Trick or Treat: Dress up Your Porch With No-Carve Pumpkins

For those of you out there who have older kids or just want to do something different than the typical Halloween jack-o-lantern this year, try a more sophisticated pumpkin. Instead of carving one, paint one. Here are some ideas:

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Posted on 23 October 2014 | 4:42 pm