ABERDEEN Washington - Windermere Real Estate, the largest independent real estate company in the West, announces the change in ownership of the Aberdeen office of Windermere Real Estate.
Harbor native Tom Quigg, owner and designated broker has announced that he has reached agreement to sell the Windermere Aberdeen office to Travis and Jill Jelovich. Travis approached Tom a couple of months ago, and agreement was reached whereby the Jelovich’s will purchase the Aberdeen office. The plan is for Quigg to remain as designated broker for a period of time, while
Travis transitions into full management. Pat Oleachea has assisted Tom in the management of the Aberdeen office and will remain in sales.
Tom established the original Windermere Real Estate office in Aberdeen in 1991. Tom intends to remain with Windermere in Aberdeen and Ocean Shores.. “I love being in the business and am looking forward to continuing to be actively involved in real estate sales. I am not retiring. This gives me the ability to transition out of management, while remaining active in listing and sales of real estate. It is going to be a great opportunity for Travis and Jill.”
Quigg will continue to own the Ocean Shores office. “The Ocean Shores market is growing and this change will allow me to put a little more focus on that growth, while still serving my Aberdeen and Hoquiam clients.”
As for the Jelovichs, they are both natives of Aberdeen. Travis says, “This kind of an opportunity doesn’t come along very often, and we’re thrilled to take over a business as well established as the Windermere Aberdeen office. We have hoped for some time to re-establish our Harbor roots, and this will provide us that possibility.” Travis does not plan any operational changes in the foreseeable future. The office, staff and brokers will continue business as usual. The only change will be the name and owner. The company name will change to Windermere Real Estate Aberdeen.
“Windermere Real Estate is committed to maintaining a brand presence in the Aberdeen/Hoquiam and East Grays Harbor marketplace,” comments Travis, “We look forward to growing the company, and continuing to provide quality real estate services to this community.”
“Much progress has been made in a short period of time,” notes Quigg. “Travis and Jill will take over full ownership on May 31” Quigg added that he feels this change is a perfect fit for him, the clients, the brokers and staff of the Windermere Aberdeen office. “Travis and Jill are well known and have strong ties in the community. The clients, staff and brokers know and respect Travis.
The agreement also allows Pat Oleachea, and me, to stay active on the sidelines, and assist the Jelovichs in the growth of the company.”
About Windermere Real Estate
Windermere Real Estate is ranked as the largest independent real estate company in the West, with 297 offices and 5,700 agents serving communities in the western United States and Mexico. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than 20 million dollars towards improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit www.windermere.com.