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Windermere Stellar announces top local brokers for 2015

Published on May 18, 2016 10:46AM

CANNON BEACH — Windermere Stellar recently recognized its real estate brokers representing the company’s top 10 percent of 2015 production for hard work and commitment to their clients. They handled a combined total of 1,656 sales, helping clients in the Portland-metro, Vancouver-metro and the north Oregon coast areas achieve their real estate goals.

“We understand that this incredible amount of production isn’t just about how many homes they sold or listings they signed,” said Joan Allen, Windermere Stellar Co-Owner. “It is about our brokers’ dedication to helping their clients with high quality, personalized service.”

The top 2015 Windermere Stellar brokers from the Cannon Beach office* are:

• Kate Merrell is a self-professed “real estate junkie.” Before turning 40, she built two new homes and completed major remodels on three. As a real estate broker for the past seven years, she helps buyers and sellers in Cannon Beach, Arch Cape, Manzanita and surrounding areas.

“Kate exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Since we don’t live in the community full-time, Kate was very helpful in rounding up estimates and contractors to fix things the inspection found wrong. She is clearly knowledgeable about the market and helped us formulate our bid in a very advantageous way,” Windermere Stellar client.

Jackie Weber — With 35 years of real estate experience in both large and small markets, Jackie is a consistent multi-million-dollar producer who is ranked in the top three percent nationally. Before Windermere Stellar, Jackie sold real estate in Las Vegas and had the most sales of all 500 brokers in her agency.

“Jackie Weber was totally proactive, responsive and accessible — always a phone call, email or text away. She understood what we wanted and we were confident she would find the perfect cabin for us, which she did. Our relationship was that of a friend as much as a sales representative. She was helpful and realistic in her advice and recommendations,” Windermere Stellar client.

The top 2015 Windermere Stellar brokers from the Gearhart office are:

Pam Ackley — With a background in mortgage and consumer lending, Pam became a licensed real estate broker in 1992 and has been serving the North Oregon Coast for the past 14 years. Her personal knowledge of Clatsop County provides her clients with unique insight into the recreational activities, schools and animal-friendly places the area has to offer.

“Pam was very responsive to my needs and always got back to me in a timely way. I wanted someone who would take care of all communication with any potential buyers and Pam handled it all,” Windermere Stellar client said.

• Barbara Maltman — Being an Oregon Coast native (born and raised in Seaside, Ore.) offers Barbara valuable insight into coastal properties. She has nearly 20 years of experience and specializes in new construction, ocean front/view homes and the second home market.

“Barbara was wonderful — always very thorough and prompt in all her replies to our questions. She was willing to meet with us anytime and went way beyond the typical role of a real estate agent in helping us feel welcome in our new home,” Windermere Stellar client.

These brokers consistently play a large role within Windermere Stellar’s culture of charitable giving. Last year, the company’s eleven offices combined to donate $350,000 to 46 local charities supporting low-income families and children throughout the communities they serve.


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