6 Essential Steps to Pet-Proofing Your Home

This article originally appeared on Porch.com

Written by Holly King 


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Bringing a pet into your home can be a source of great joy, but it’s also a huge responsibility. Not only do you have to feed these furry fellas, take them out for exercise, and bring them to regular vet screenings, you are also in charge of their safety. Nobody wants their little ones escaping and living out their own version ofHomeward Bound. That kind of adventure doesn’t always end as well as it does in the movies!

Use these helpful tips to ensure that you’re actively guarding all of your family members from harm, including your four-legged friends.

1. Hide Your Hazards

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Dogs, cats, and just about any animals are like babies – they’re notorious for putting anything they can get their paws on into their mouths. That’s why it’s important to tuck away loose wires or cords that might be within their reach. If your pet bites into a wire or cord, they risk getting poisoned or electrocuted. Products like the Cable Turtle  or other cord management tools are convenient ways to hide errant cords so your pet can’t get to them.

2. Avoid Slippery Situations

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Animals, dogs in particular, have a tendency to get excited and tear through the house. If you’re living in a home with wood, tile, or laminate flooring, you’ve probably seen your dog turn the floor into a slip-n-slide in his eagerness to greet you. To help avoid falls and broken furniture, consider placing area rugs on large areas of open flooring. Your dog will be able to run happily through the house without going face-first into a wall.

3. Install a Security System

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 Home security systems aren’t just for humans anymore. In fact, there are some systems on the market that can recognize the difference between animals and people. Pet-immune motion sensors work by recognizing differences in infrared body temperatures between humans and animals.

There are some great products coming soon that will even recognize the habits of the pets in your home and know when to record and when not to, like the smartphone-operated Butterfleyeand Canary home security systems. The Canary security system not only checks for intruders, but also monitors air quality in your home, so you know that you and your pets are safe from things like carbon monoxide poisoning.

4. Purchase a Pet Emergency Kit

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When preparing your home for a natural disaster or other emergencies, don’t forget your pets! Pet emergency kits can be bought or easily put together on your own. The ASPCA provides a handy pet emergency kit checklist. Some of the items include:

  • Canned food
  • Enough water to last for a week
  • Blankets and storage containers
  • Litter trays for cats and other small pets
  • Medical/veterinary histories for your pets
  • A pet first-aid kit in case you need to patch small injuries

The ASPCA also notes that it’s important to get a Rescue Alert Sticker. You’ve probably seen these before; they’re the stickers you place in your window to let emergency personnel (like firefighters and police) know that there are animals inside in need of rescue.

5. Provide Proper Fencing

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A lot of homeowners fail to consider proper fencing when getting their first pet, even if they aren’t bringing a dog into the home. In fact, it’s quite easy for cats and other small animals to get past a normal fence if they manage to get out of the house.

Have your fence placed deep into the ground so your pet can’t dig underneath and escape. You might also consider extending the video surveillance system that pairs with your security system to include the length of the yard, just to keep an eye on pets and any threats trying to get in.

6. Secure Your Cabinets

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Animals are nosy creatures (kind of like humans!), and they’ll go rooting around in your cupboards for food if you give them the chance. Add cabinet doors that lock into place to prevent them from getting into harmful chemicals and toxic foods. Be particularly careful about what you allow your pets to eat, because many foods people munch on are deadly for pets. Check out this helpful list of foods your pet shouldn’t eat if you’re not sure what’s good and bad for Fido.

Keep these tips in mind when bringing a new pet home to be part of the family, and you’ll feel more secure knowing everyone will be much safer if you’re away.

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Have you taken all of these steps to keep your furry family members safe?



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Join Our #OdeToMyAbode Photo Contest


Everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is a day in which we express our affection for those we love. But at Windermere, we don’t think it should stop there. People often feel a deep sense of love for their homes, as well. Do you have a favorite space in your home that you consider your sanctuary? Or a room where family memories are made? Maybe it’s simply a cozy spot to curl up with a good book. Whatever your favorite space might be, we want to see it. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we invite you to share a pictorial love letter to your home through our #OdeToMyAbode photo contest. Simply upload your photo along with the #OdeToMyAbode hashtag via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or at http://bit.ly/1KBG38Z, and you will be entered to win $500 worth of home improvement services from Porch.com.


Here’s how it works:

  1. Take a photo of your favorite room or space in your home.
  2. Go to Windermere’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page and post the photo along with the hashtag: #OdeToMyAbode
  3. You can also post the photo on the contest website: http://bit.ly/1KBG38Z


The #OdeToMyAbode contest starts Monday, February 9, and runs through Friday, February 27. For more info, visit http://bit.ly/1KBG38Z


Who Needs Super Bowl Tickets With These Man Caves?

Do you have an unfinished room in your house that you just can’t decide what to do with? Finishing that space not only adds square footage to your home, but value too. With the Super Bowl only days away, you might consider turning that empty room into the ideal spot for watching the big game. The ultimate man caves are a combo of creativity, class, and of course, comfort. So let’s get started with some ideas:

Lounge: Create the ultimate gentlemanly getaway with a wet bar, pool table, cigar bar, and dark hardwood floors. You might also add a poker table for those late night poker games.

Sport’s Den: Sports memorabilia is a must for any man cave. Add overstuffed couches and extra cushy carpeting to make it the ideal hangout spot. The only drawback? Your friends may not want to leave when the game’s over.

Home Theater: When it comes to having your very own theater, the more cushions, the merrier. Fully loaded snack bar and built-in seating with different levels are the best way to get the vibe going. Adding a bar/eating area into the cinema room makes multi-function entertaining more favorable for guests.

Don’t Forget the Ladies: It’s easy to put a lady's touch on any one of these room ideas. Use white leather couches, some colorful throw pillows from your favorite team, and fur throws. Trade in the cigar bar for a bubbly bar and the green felt for a pink billiard table to add the perfect girly twist.

Here are some dos and don’ts for your man cave:

  • A lot of people make the mistake of putting their TV above the fireplace. This is a no-no because it’s bad for your neck and shoulder muscles. Don’t believe us? It’s like sitting in the front row at the movie theater, day after day after day.
  • It’s better for the resale value of your home to use a neutral color palette and then personalize with your favorite team’s memorabilia that you can take with you once you decide to sell.
  • It should go without saying, but remember to keep the food and drinks stocked at all times for your guests. It’s easy to get carried away with what’s on the big screen, but this can make or break your party.

So, now that you have everything you need to know about setting up the super-est of Super Bowl man caves, who are you rooting for?  

5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

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This article originally appeared on Porch.com

Written by Judith Burzell


Are you getting ready to sell your home? Do you want to get it sold quickly, and for the price you want?

Did you know that most buyers form their first impression of your home within minutes of first seeing it? Years ago sellers would list their homes for sale in “as is” condition. In today’s market, that no longer works. Today you need to make the best possible first impression to get the sale you want – and you only get one chance to make a great first impression.

If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, here are 5 great tips to help you sell it fast and get what you asked for–or maybe even more!

1. Deep Clean

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Buyers want to see a fresh, clean home – a dirty home will turn buyers off.

  • Kitchens sell homes. Give special attention to countertops, grout lines, appliances, and cabinets, inside and out. Clean the refrigerator and pantry, and hide any trash cans.

  • Clean floors until they shine, and clear away pet areas. Dust all surfaces, including those above your line of sight. Don’t forget the ceiling fans!

  • Make bathrooms look good and smell fresh. Scrub toilets, and clean shower doors. Invest in fresh bedding, linens, and towels. Odors will turn off buyers. Refresh the space with room deodorizers, but don’t use heavy scents.

  • Clean corners, doorways, and window frames. Don’t forget the garage!

  • Clear out closets, and store what you’re not using. A half-filled closet looks much larger than one that is stuffed.

2. Add Curb Appeal

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When buyers drive up to your home, you want them to be excited to come in!

  • Invest in professional landscaping. Make sure the lawn is mown, re-seed where the grass looks thin, and trim hedges, trees, and anything that blocks the view to your home. Add colorful flowers along pathways and by the front entry.

  • Power wash the outside of your home, including paths and driveways. Wash windows to make them sparkle and let in light, and clean gutters and walkways.

  • Give your front porch a makeover. Add a bench or chair and a decorative touch. Don’t forget the mailbox! Give it a touch of paint, and be sure it’s standing up straight.

  • Park cars in the garage–or even better, out of the way entirely.

3. Fix What’s Broken

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You want buyers to focus on the best features of your home, and not on problems from deferred maintenance. This is the time to do those ‘fix-it’ projects that you’ve been putting off. It may cost a bit up front, but it will pay off in the long term.

  • Walk through your home with a fresh eye to see if there are obvious maintenance issues. Fix the things you can yourself, and hire a handyman for larger projects. A fresh coat of paint in a neutral color will go a long way!

  • Small details add up. Replace worn, dated hardware and knobs with new pieces that suit the style of the home. Replace worn switch plates and old heating and air conditioning registers with new ones that are clean and uncracked.

  • Lighting makes all the difference. Replace old bulbs with higher wattage, full spectrum light bulbs. Open curtains to let in natural light.

  • If the weather allows, open the windows for fresh air.

4. Stage It!

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Home staging is one of the best steps you can take when preparing to list your home. Statistically, a staged home will sell 80% faster, and for 10% more than an un-staged home! The cost of staging is one of the best returns on investment a seller can make over any other improvements. If you can afford to, hire a professional stager. You will be surprised at the difference they can make for a small investment. A stager will:

  • Showcase the best features in your home, placing furniture to define focal points and maximize the space.

  • De-clutter to help create a feeling of spaciousness.

  • De-personalize the home so that potential buyers can envision themselves in your home, rather than focusing on the things you own

  • Highlight the best features of your home–a beautiful kitchen, a stunning view, a great fireplace, or whatever it is about your home that makes it special.

  • Organize furniture placement so that it helps to create visual space and good flow, and define rooms, so that buyers can see how each room in your home can be used.

5. Invest in Professional Photos

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Today’s buyers are more likely to see your home for the first time on the internet. Great professional photos will make your listing stand out over similar homes, and encourage potential buyers to come see your home.

Once you get your home looking its best, be sure to keep it “show ready” for a quick sale. Put out some fresh flowers, and you’re ready to go!

Is your home ready to sell? Would you use any of these home selling tips?


All photos courtesy of Graciela Rutkowski Interiors

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Another Slam Dunk for Husky Hoops Half-Time Fundraiser Show

Since 1989, a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold through Windermere Real Estate is donated to the Windermere Foundation. The Foundation uses these donations to provide funding to programs that support low-income and homeless families in our communities. One event that we have supported over the past few years is the annual Husky Hoops half-time free-throw fundraiser at the University of Washington vs. Washington State men’s basketball game.

Four kids from the University Family YMCA participated in this year’s event, which took place on Saturday, January 10. The Windermere Foundation donated $100 for each free-throw that was made during the special half-time event, with a minimum $1,000 donation. The four YMCA kids gave it their all, with the stadium crowd cheering them on. The kids had a blast and the University Family YMCA received a check for $1,000.

The YMCA is just one of the many non-profit organizations that the Windermere Foundation supports, donating funds over the years towards tuition-assistance for low-income children to attend after-school enrichment programs and summer camp activities. To date, the Windermere Foundation has raised over $28 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to those who need our help the most.

To find out more about the Windermere Foundation, or to make a donation, please visit http://www.windermere.com/foundation

Back To The Future: 2015 Home Technology Trends

This past weekend in Las Vegas, NV the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) tradeshow took place. Your inner geek is going to freak out when you see some of the things that were shown.

Life Improvement: Wearable technology is all the rage right now and there was no shortage of evidence of this at the tradeshow. In fact, there were over 500 different wearable products being displayed on the floor. There were a lot of overlapping products, but there were also a ton that decided to go a more niche route. An example of this is a children’s wristband that is a tracker and activity monitor all in one. You can set boundaries, so if your child leaves the playground you’ll get notified right away.

Connected Home: Look out for a water-usage sensor, an alarm notifier, a Wi-Fi garage door opener, and even sensors for detecting when windows are opened. Word on the street is there is also a built-in system of sensors that collectively analyze your utility usage.



For the Kitchen: In the near future, your kitchen surfaces will be able to tell which ingredients in your fridge are about to spoil and then it will tell you what to make for dinner. Crazy, right? Apparently kitchen surfaces will be touchscreens that integrate video conferencing, texts, and alerts from social media feeds. In the future, you can put your pot anywhere on the surface and it will detect it and begin heating it up. It will also be able to detect the ingredients you have and recommend recipes. Lets say the recipe you want to try calls for ingredients you don’t have, it will update your shopping list so you won’t forget it next time you go to the store.

3D Printing: In the 3D printing world you can now print yourself a lounger chair. Who knew life was going to get so easy? You can also create table accessories to 3D print at home for parties, family dinners, or just for fun.

Laundry Lifesaver: Many laundry rooms don’t have a sink, which can be an unnecessary nuisance. There’s now a washing machine with built in sink: for washing delicates or doing any pre-treatment to those wine-stained clothes of yours.  It also has its own water jet, which can be poured into the machine to drain when you’re finished. 

Garden Lovers: There are going to be plant pots that have Bluetooth and can tell when your plants are thirsty and water them for you. How does that work? The pot will have sensors that read the level of fertilization, temperature, and the level of moisture in the soil and notify you when your plant needs water.

For the Kids: To all those parents out there with youngsters, this bed will undoubtedly mean more sleep for you. The bed can tell you when your kid gets up at night and it can adjust the mattress to their sleeping needs. It also has a built-in, under-the-bed nightlight, which is basically a built-in monster detector. Your kid will sleep at ease with this new technology, which means you hopefully will too. 

New Year, New Start

The New Year is a great time for renewal, and there’s no reason why your home shouldn’t share in this time of rejuvenation. Here are a few ideas to give your home - and your spirits - a lift as you move forward in 2015.

Get organized

One change that might make a big difference in your life is organizing your space. Like most projects, the hardest part is getting start, so start small. Decide which one area would make you feel the best to have organized. Kitchen wraps and unruly pots lids driving you crazy? Start there. You may just feel so good afterwards that the next area won’t seem so daunting! Here are some organizational strategies to help:

Contain it: Seasoning packets, magazines, rubber bands… they’re easier to locate and cause a lot less mess when they’re all in one place. Just choose an appropriately sized container, be it a jar, box, basket or drawer, and consolidate.

Consider a container that’s both attractive and durable, particularly if your items will be in view. Decorative baskets come in many sizes, shapes and materials, from fabric to wicker and solid wood. They’re pretty and versatile enough to corral magazines in the living room or toiletries in the bathroom cupboard. Office supply stores carry metal mesh accessories that are great for gathering pushpins or pens. Stylish glass jars are good for colorful items such as buttons. You can even buy premade organizers or order custom inserts to straighten mess drawers.

Make the most of the space you have: You probably have storage space that’s not well utilized because it’s inconvenient. For deep corner cabinets, you can install lazy-Susan shelving so you can actually get to the items in your cupboard. Sliding storage racks hold pan lids, cleaning supplies and more, pulling out for easy access. Stair step shelf organizers let you see (and reach) what’s in the back row of a cupboard. And shelf-helper platforms double your shelf space and help you separate fragile items to keep them from breaking.

Look for space in new frontiers: You may have more room in your home than you think. There are lots of storage options designed to make use of hidden space. Under-counter paper towel dispensers and space racks. Kitchen-wrap organizers that hang on the bottom side of shelving. Bike risers and ceiling-mounted storage shelving for garages. Walls can also offer an alternative to precious counter space, with magnetic strips to hold knives, scissors, tools, jars with metal lids and more.

Create additional space: You can give yourself even more room by doing away with some traditional pieces of furniture. For instance, a fold-down ironing board frees up space in a closet or laundry room. A wall bed lets your guest room double as an office or craft room. A desk armoire gives you an “office in a box” that fits right into your living room after-hours. And bed risers can give you extra space under the bed.

Reinvent your space

With a little imagination, you can give your space an entirely new look and feel for the New Year. And even small changes can work wonders to rejuvenate your home.

Introduce new colors or patterns: Winter is a time for deeper hues and richer colors. You can transform your home by adding slipcovers, switching shower curtains and bedding, adding a new area rug or changing out throw pillows.

If you don’t want to change the room’s color palette (if your room is white on white, for example), you can still mix things up by incorporating textures such as jacquard, quilting, animal patterns, faux fur, chenille, mohair or velvet.

Shake things up: Sometimes just changing things around can make a huge difference. Try rearranging the furniture, and maybe even take out a piece to give the room more space. Shuffle the items on your mantle, the books on your coffee table, potted plants and pictures. By featuring items with a winter color palette, you can make your home warmer and more inviting.

Dress up the walls: Not everything that hangs on a wall has to be in a frame. Consider something different, perhaps a metal sculpture, small rug or tapestry, decorative dishes, masks, antique items, such as old keys…the list is only limited by your creativity.

Accessorize: Area rugs make your room or hallway cozier and add a touch of sophistication. Plants not only add a nice decorative touch, but research shows they’re also good for your health. Spice up your entrance with a shiny new doorknob and knocker. Add some stylish light switch plates, or new drawer and cabinet hardware in the kitchen.

It’s amazing how much changing our personal space can change the way we feel about our home. What do you do to update your home décor for the season?



2015 Is the Year Millennials Start Buying Homes

Millennials, who make up one-third of the population in the States, haven’t been buying homes at the same rate as previous generations of young people. Due to the Great Recession, college grads have had a hard time finding jobs and an even harder time getting mortgages with their not-so-great credit scores. Tack on the mountain of student debt, and for a while, it seemed like “Generation Wait” might be their new nickname. But according to Bloomberg Businessweek, OB Jacobi, president of Windermere Real Estate, says that “this is going to be the year they start buying homes.” Economists and real estate agents agree, saying that 2015 will be a turning point for millennials, which could potentially put an even tighter squeeze on the already tight market.

Read more about this and other predictions for the 2015 housing market here.​

Ring in the New Year right! Party inspiration and home décor ideas

New Year’s Eve is the one-day each year where you can incorporate as many sparkles and as much confetti as your heart desires. In fact, we’re pretty sure that New Year’s Eve is the quintessential holiday for glitter. Whether your plans involve throwing a party or attending one, here are some creative ideas to consider. 

Bubbly Bar: It’s not a New Year’s Eve party without one of these. A “bubbly bar” allows your guests to taste and personalize their champagne drinks. A bar cart is a great alternative if you want to make the “bubbly bar” a mobile attraction. They’re the perfect display for your champagne and treats. Pop, fizz, clink!

Golden-Brushed Balloons: Go out and get a dozen helium-filled white latex balloons with strings attached. Wear gloves and hold the balloon by the tied end. Use gold enamel paint or “liquid gold leaf” and apply to balloons in quick, upward strokes. Make sure to only gild the bottom third to get this look.

Sparkly Bottles: Glam up your bottles and make them as sparkling as the wine inside. Grab a can of Super 77 adhesive spray, latex gloves, an old sheet, and as much glitter as you can find. Spray the bottle and sprinkle glitter over the adhesive one section at a time. Repeat until the whole bottle is covered, then shake off the excess glitter and display. Make sure to leave the top third of the bottle clean so you can pop the champagne!


Photo Booth Props: If you don’t have pictures it didn’t happen, right? Having photo props instantly adds to the fun and lowers the risk of awkward poses. You can also have a chalkboard that people write their resolutions on and hold up for a snapshot.

Quirky Tip: Add a little extra something by hanging a fortune cookie off of each champagne glass. Everyone is going to want to know what’s in store for them once the clock hits midnight.










Check out more ideas and details on our Pinterest page. 

Windermere Offices Make Christmas a Little Brighter for Those in Need

When people come together and rally for a good cause, they can accomplish great things. And it’s that spirit of giving and compassion that makes the holidays such a special time of the year. It’s also a favorite time of year for many of our Windermere offices with “all hands on deck” as owners, agents, and staff shop for, wrap, and deliver gifts to those who otherwise would not have such a happy holiday. Here’s just a sampling of our offices helping to make the season bright for those in their communities.

The Windermere Raleigh Hills office in Portland, Oregon raised over $8,000 at their Winter Wonderland Silent and Live Auction on December 4, which benefitted the Windermere Foundation. Through these funds, they will be able to help many underprivileged families and children this holiday season. A group of agents from this office also participated in The Parry Center Cookie project. They pitched in to roll, cut, and bake sugar cookies and gingerbread men to be decorated by the kids at the center.




The Windermere Bellevue Commons office partnered again with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue for their Adopt-a-Family campaign. Early in the month, the agents go as a group and shop for gifts for the children. Then they have a group wrapping party the following week and deliver the gifts to the Boys and Girls Club. This is the office’s fourth year participating in annual event, which last year benefitted approximately 200 children. This year, the Windermere Bellevue Commons office wrapped and donated gifts for 25 children and 13 families.

Agents and staff from the Windermere Tri-Cities Kennewick office adopted two families for Christmas through the Union Gospel Christmas Miracle Program. Along with helping provide gifts and other items to the families for the holidays, they also partnered with Charlie’s Automotive in Kennewick who provided some much needed car repairs for the families.

Owners, agents, and staff from the Windermere City Group in Spokane are committed to their community and feel that by giving, they truly receive. This holiday season, they had the opportunity to donate their time helping with lunch service at their local Union Gospel Mission.



The Windermere Professional Partners office in Tacoma teamed up with Penrith Home Loans to collect much-needed coats and clothing for kids of all ages, in support of Charlie’s Dinosaur, an outreach program by Crime stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County. Donations were collected at the Windermere North Pearl and Gig Harbor offices. And earlier in the holiday season, offices collected food for the Families Unlimited Network Food Bank. They delivered over 2,500 pounds of food and $924 in cash donations that will provide over 1,950 meals to individuals and families served by the food bank.





The Windermere Redding office was busy this holiday season. First with their annual Windermere Foundation Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish & Wings of Angels. Then with a Wish List Drive benefitting One Safe Place, a domestic violence crisis center. Personal hygiene items, clothing, food, and other necessities were collected at the office. The donations they collected will help over 100 people at the center.





The holiday season was made brighter for two local families thanks to the Windermere Mercer Island office and the Windermere Foundation. As part of the 2014 Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) Adopt-A-Family program, the Windermere Mercer Island office adopted two local families, providing funds for holiday meals and gifts. The families received $600 worth of grocery cards and three gifts for each child—there were five children total. Gifts included two bikes, a doll house, board games, Legos, books and more.



At the Target for Kids event on December 6, over 200 brokers from six Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc. offices helped bring the holidays to 100 children and their families. With the help of a broker and $200 each, children shopped for gifts for members of their families. Windermere brokers also set up wrapping stations and children enjoyed Santa photos, crafts, The Dickens Carolers, and more. This group of offices has participated in this holiday tradition 14 times in the last 17 years, donating almost a quarter-of-a-million dollars to the event through the Windermere Foundation.

Through the Windermere Foundation, Seattle-area Windermere Real Estate offices (Windermere Eastlake, Windermere Ballard, Windermere Madison Park, Windermere Real Estate/Wall St., Inc., Windermere Queen Anne, Windermere Magnolia, Windermere Greenwood, and Windermere West Seattle) came together to donate $35,000 to Mary’s Place “No Child Sleeps Outside” campaign, whose goal is to raise $250,000 by December 23. The money will be used to open a crisis-response night shelter for Mary’s Place so that every homeless family in Seattle has a warm place to sleep during the winter months.  







Thanks to the generosity and support of our agents, Windermere has been able to help make this holiday season a little brighter for those in need in the communities we serve. From all of us at Windermere, we wish you all a happy and prosperous holiday season.

To find out more about the Windermere Foundation, or to make a donation, please visit http://www.windermere.com/foundation