Earlier this year, Windermere and the Seattle Seahawks announced that we were joining together to help #tacklehomelessness. For every home game tackle made by the Seahawks, the Windermere Foundation is donating $100 to YouthCare, a non-profit that provides support and services to homeless youth throughout the Puget Sound area.
As proud as we are of our #tacklehomelessness campaign and the money we’re raising, we know we can do more. That’s why we’re excited to announce Windermere’s “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive benefitting YouthCare. Each night in Seattle, nearly 1,000 young people are homeless. And with the winter months quickly approaching, YouthCare is in dire need of survival supplies to keep homeless youth warm and dry during the long, wet winter.
Here’s what we are collecting:
- Warm socks
From October 17 through November 14, you can drop off donations to participating Windermere offices in King and Snohomish Counties*. Our friends at Gentle Giant Moving Company are generously donating their time and trucks to pick up all of the donations from our offices. Donations can also be dropped off directly to YouthCare in South Lake Union at the James W. Ray Orion Center: 1828 Yale Avenue.
We hope you will consider making a donation to our “We’ve Got You Covered” winter drive. Feel free to contact your Windermere agent or local office for more information, or email email@example.com.
*Windermere Winter Drive Drop-Off Locations
October Premier Networking Breakfast: Windermere Brokers come together for a sneak peek at new ultra-luxury brand
On Wednesday, October 5, more than 150 brokers from all over Western Washington gathered at Broadmoor Golf and Country Club for Windermere’s monthly Premier networking breakfast.
The breakfast opened with brokers presenting the newest luxury homes throughout the Puget Sound area. Following that, Windermere President, OB Jacobi, and Vice President of Windermere Luxury Division, Leigh Canlis, presented a sneak peek of a new ultra-luxury brand, which will be unveiled to the public on November 1, 2016.
The introduction to the new brand was met with excitement among the brokers, as it will give Windermere a continued edge in the elite world of luxury home real estate. With a dedicated website and customized marketing materials, the new brand will further enhance the ability for Windermere brokers to showcase their top-tier listings in an elevated manner, while leveraging the successful partnerships Windermere enjoys with Luxury Portfolio, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and Juwaii. Additional marketing and advertising initiatives were detailed and the response from brokers was overwhelmingly positive.
We appreciate all the Windermere brokers who attended this month’s Premier Breakfast, sharing both their listings and extensive knowledge of luxury markets throughout Western Washington.
Once a year, the talented people at Staging & Design Network have a two day sale of their staging inventory, to make room for new trends, styles and colors. This is a fantastic opportunity to buy furniture and décor that was hand-picked by an interior designer and then sold at a fraction of the retail price.
This year, they have added a new element to help support the Windermere Foundation in association with the Seattle Seahawks to #tacklehomelessness and support YouthCare. For every item on YouthCare’s Wish List that you bring into the sale, you will win a chance at a fun door prize!
Staging & Design Network Showroom
13621 NE 126th Place, Suite 400
Kirkland WA 98034
Friday, September 30, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
See you there!
Even though it happens year after year, the arrival of autumn is always a little surprising. Almost as if on a switch, one day late in the summer you feel it – a subtle crispness in the air. And before you know it, it’s pumpkin-spice-everything everywhere. We are suddenly swathed in sweaters, wearing boots, and bombarded by shades of orange, often even before the thermometer warrants it. After slogging through a long hot August, it can feel exciting.
Making the transition to autumn is also a great way to reorganize after a hectic summer and be better prepared going into the winter months. To make the transition a little smoother, we have created a to-do-list of ideas to help.
Start with your bedroom
Gauzy cotton feels decidedly summer, while soft cashmere has a distinctly autumnal vibe. This time of year, feel free to use both luxe textures at once, but incorporate them in colors that are appropriate for the changing seasons: cream for cashmere, gray or stone for linen.
Pay attention to plants
As the season changes, so should your indoor greenery. Switch out those palm fronds or orchids for eucalyptus branches or hydrangeas in deep purple hues.
Winterize your car
Due for an inspection? Been meaning to get those tires changed? It’s tedious, but dealing with maintenance issues now instead of three months from now (when you’re stuck in a freak snowstorm) is definitely a smart move.
Perform a pantry audit
First, remove all the cans and boxes from the shelves and vacuum any lingering dust or crumbs. Then inspect each item before putting it back in its place, tossing anything that is expired or past its prime. If you are overloaded with canned goods, make a bag for the local food bank.
Sync your family calendars
Now that you’re not in the land of weeklong vacations, keeping track of everyone’s schedule can be tricky. Go old-school by using a chalkboard calendar and placing it in a high-traffic area, like your mudroom. Or go high-tech and download the app Cozi. This tool combines everyone’s calendar and even lets you set up a shared grocery list (so you’ll never forget to pick up milk from the store).
Don’t neglect the Fireplace
You may not be ready to think about it yet, but on the first chilly night you’ll be glad you did. Hire a professional to inspect the fireplace and chimney to make sure it’s clear and ready for use.