In 1972, John Jacobi set out to change the real estate industry by putting relationships before sales quotas, with an emphasis on service to our clients and our community. Over 40 years later, this mission has helped grow Windermere into one of the largest independent real estate companies in the nation, with more than 300 offices and 6,000 agents throughout the Western U.S. and Mexico.

Windermere Real Estate

Windermere has always focused on three basic principles. It’s not rocket science, but it has worked pretty well for us for over 45 years.

Hire the Best People 
Windermere’s community of real estate professionals is our greatest asset. While residential real estate is the mainstay of our business, Windermere also has offices and associates who specialize in property management, commercial real estate, and relocation services. 

Give Them the Best Tools 
Our agents have access to a wide range of innovative tools and technology. Through our Professional Development programs, we ensure that our agents receive the best training in the industry, allowing them to serve home buyers and sellers in a way that is truly unique to Windermere.

Create Thriving Communities 
Windermere is committed to the communities in which we live and work. Through the Windermere Foundation, our annual Community Service Day, and a variety of community events, Windermere agents, owners, and staff work together to help build and sustain thriving neighborhoods.

Windermere Professional Development

Windermere takes a holistic approach to agent education and provides a proven process for business growth and development. We have spent years building a brand that is synonymous with professionalism, and we believe that begins with the caliber of people we hire and the standards of practice we uphold.


We strive to provide you with systems and tools that are designed to increase your profitability, while making you the industry expert your clients expect.

Our Home Base

Our dedicated team of professionals hosts weekly trainings and events from our headquarter classroom: 


The Windermere Education Center

17711 Ballinger Way

Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Live Learning

From half-day courses to week-long workshops, national designations to network-wide Symposiums, we offer a variety of live education methods that give you the chance to learn from industry leaders, connect with other agents, and benefit from learning in an in-person environment.  

Online Training

Online learning means education at your convenience! We have partnered with specialty providers such as The CE Shop and REBAC to provide you with on-the-go education opportunities. To meet the demands of a robust network, we also invest in live webinars which bring together attendees from all over the Windermere network.