About Windermere Real Estate

Humble Roots - Big Ideas


Windermere Real Estate has grown from modest beginnings to become the largest real estate firm in the Northwest. With more offices and experienced sales associates than any other firm in the region, Windermere agents offer you an unsurpassed marketing network to help you reach your real estate goals. Windermere has built its business on two basic principles: anticipate and respond to our client’s real estate needs and support the communities we serve.


When John Jacobi founded Windermere Real Estate in 1972, he had a vision for the way real estate should work: anticipate and respond to the needs of buyers and sellers, and support the communities you serve. While other real estate companies were focused on size and sales, his goal was to earn the respect of the communities where he and his agents worked and lived. Four decades later, John Jacobi’s humble beginnings have gone from a single office with eight agents to a network of 300 offices and more than 6,000 agents throughout the Western United States.


Windermere has always focused on three basic principles: hire the best people; give them the best tools; create thriving communities. It’s not rocket science, but it has worked pretty well for us for over 40 years.

Our People

Each of Windermere’s offices are locally owned and operated. Our sales staff, the largest in the Northwest, is our most valued asset. Windermere’s highly educated, experienced sales associates command the real estate market, annually participating in twice as many transactions as the industry standard. And, they are up to date on the latest market trends, thanks to Windermere’s nationally renowned education program.

Innovative Marketing

We pride ourselves as being an industry leader. Time and again, we have introduced new programs that have set industry standards. Our sales associates are armed with diverse marketing programs, to help us effectively meet the needs of our buyers and sellers. Windermere consistently dominates the luxury real estate market with our exclusive Premier Properties and W Collection marketing programs.

Global Connections

If you need national or international assistance, through our affiliation with several relocation networks, we’re able to place you with a well-established real estate firm and experienced agent anywhere in the world.

Committed To Community

Our commitment to community service is sincere. Through the creation of the Windermere Foundation, we provide housing and services for homeless families throughout the Northwest by assisting nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping homeless families. Windermere’s annual Community Service Day provides hands-on assistance to a variety of community-based projects.