Tom Quigg, who established the Windermere Real Estate office in Aberdeen in 1991, has announced that he is selling the business to Travis and Jill Jelovich.
Quigg will retain ownership of the Windermere office in Ocean Shores and will remain with Windermere in Aberdeen.
“I love being in the business and am looking forward to continuing to be actively involved in real estate sales. I am not retiring,” Quigg said. “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.
“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.”
Travis Jelovich, a broker in the office now, approached Quigg a couple of months ago, the men said in a joint news release. The plan is for Quigg to remain as designated broker for a period of time, while Jelovich transitions into full management.
Pat Oleachea has assisted Tom in the management of the Aberdeen office and will remain in sales.
The Jelovichs are both natives of Aberdeen. “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,” said Travis Jelovich. “We have hoped for some time to re-establish our Harbor roots, and this will provide us that possibility.” Jelovich said he 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,” said Jelovich. “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 the 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.”