The Home Team Advantage
True Local Expertise
Craig and his team have intentionally paired their real estate business with the Windermere brand. This is because like Craig, Windermere is Northwest born and raised. Founded in Seattle five decades ago, Windermere has grown up to be a regional powerhouse, helping clients buy and sell far more homes each year than all other firms. While many Windermere competitors have entered the local market as franchises with headquarters elsewhere, Windermere’s ownership remains locally based and is available to support Craig’s team and clients at the drop of a (Seahawks, Mariners, Storm, Sounders or Kraken) hat. Not only is Windermere the largest local real estate company based on its volume of sales, offices and brokers, it is also intricately involved in the local communities it serves. With a core commitment to ongoing and unflashy local philanthropy, Windermere gives back to the neighborhoods it operates in. This investment in all things local uniquely matches the mission and philosophy of Gaudry & Associates.
Strength In Numbers
Gaudry & Associates is backed by the size and strength of the Windermere network. The largest privately-owned brokerage in the West, the company has 300 offices in 10 states, Mexico and Canada. Through its membership in the coveted Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network, Windermere markets its listings to buyers and 135,000+ real estate pros in 70 countries. This network generates over $250 billion in annual home sales.
Windermere leads all NWMLS member firms in units sold and total dollar volume
Annually Windermere closes 3X more dollar sales of Western Washington homes than its next closest competitor
With top-performing brokers like Gaudry & Associates, Windermere has the highest annual sales volume of any local brokerage
Market share of Seattle/Eastside homes listed by Windermere (4X the share of the #2 firm)
The sign in the yard matters
Windermere Listing Signage
Just like its yard signs that dot the local landscape, Windermere is deeply rooted and well regarded in every neighborhood of Seattle and the Eastside. This equates to an abiding trust of the Windermere brand by local real estate consumers. So having a Gaudry & Associates sign in your yard has more impact than meets the eye. Beyond this consumer recognition, Windermere is also the name that other brokers trust most. A survey of top-performing NWMLS brokers in King County showed that they are more confident working with brokers from Windermere than from any other real estate company. This means that listings represented by Windermere and the Gaudry team will be taken seriously by buyer’s agents from across the market.
There's no second chance for the perfect first impression.
Windermere Ready Program
Each home seller represented by Gaudry & Associates has access to unique programming that will boost their success in a highly competitive marketplace. Specifically, they can leverage the Windermere Ready program to help prepare their home for market and the Windermere bridge loan product if they choose to purchase before they sell.
THE POTENTIAL RETURN ON EVERY $100 INVESTED IN STAGING YOUR HOME.
The Windermere Ready program provides you with concierge-level service that helps ready your home for sale. Through his expertise and real-time market knowledge, Craig will be able to determine if any repairs or upgrades will be beneficial in preparing your home for sale. Recommendations would zero in on the items most likely to appeal to today’s buyers, who prefer stylish, turnkey spaces. If needed, Windermere can provide up to $50,000 to help mitigate any expenses incurred, with no upfront cost to you. From decluttering and deep cleaning to major repairs or replacements, Windermere Ready will set your home up for selling success.
The Windermere Bridge Loan
You can buy before you sell with the Windermere Bridge Loan, from Vintage Loans, LLC. This is an exclusive tool that you can leverage to help you buy real estate when you find it. Combined with Craig’s expert contract writing skill, the bridge loan product will let you make a non-contingent offer on a new purchase. This makes your offer more attractive to sellers, and you don’t have to risk losing your new home while waiting for your own property to sell.
Market Knowledge & Insight
Windermere Market Intelligence
So that you can make the best decisions before, during and after your home sale, Gaudry & Associates will keep you informed by providing real-time economic analysis and housing market insights. Their comparative market analyses, real estate sales snapshots and trend predictions can help inform how and when you approach the market. Craig and his team will also share regular insights from Windermere's Chief Economist, Matthew Gardner, who analyzes economic data and interprets its impact on our local real estate market. Knowledge is power, and it's Craig's intention to empower you at all times by providing smart analysis and actionable information.