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NextHome Sampson Realty opens in Michigan

NextHome Sampson Realty opens in Michigan

Miles Sampson
Miles Sampson

Pleasanton, CA — February 13, 2018— NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Sampson Realty. The brokerage represents the sixth location opened in the state of Michigan for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Livonia, the company will be owned and operated by real estate broker Miles Sampson. NextHome Sampson Realty will provide real estate services such as single family residential sales, first-time home buyers, multi-family properties, investment sales and commercial to the areas of Livonia, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Ypsilanti, Monroe, and the remainder of Wayne County.

With a population of nearly 100,000, the city of Livonia is located 15 miles Northwest of Downtown Detroit.

Sampson has been in the real estate industry since 2007. Starting as an assistant to a high-producing REALTOR®, he handled all details of the transaction from contract to close. With a specialization in streamlining the escrow process, Sampson was a valuable member of the real estate team.

In 2009, Sampson took a role as an Assistant Market Center Coordinator for a local Keller Williams Realty. With responsibilities such as accounting and management of the entire brokerage’s transactions, Sampson quickly learned how to handle dozens of transactions at any given time. While fulfilling, Sampson wanted to take his talents to the sales side.

In 2011, Sampson made the move to full-time REALTOR® and over the next six years, he steadily built a very successful real estate business.

In late 2017, Sampson felt that after nearly a decade in the real estate industry, it was time for him to open his own brokerage. Understanding the value of leverage, he looked to partner with a franchise that aligned with his values and brokerage needs.

“I found NextHome through a simple Google search,” said Sampson. “I loved the consistent branding. Considering I see so many companies not have branding standards, it was really appealing to find a franchise that held the line with this.”

When not selling real estate, Sampson volunteers for Bethany Christian Services, where he works with foster/adopting parents. As an instructor for the foster care skills class, Sampson helps families adapt to provide a home for these children.

Sampson loves spending time with his wife of seven years (and college sweetheart), Sarah. They have a two-year-old son, Elliott. The couple enjoy playing a unique card game with their friends called “Euchre” (pronounced Uke-Er).

Please join us in congratulating Miles and the rest of the team at NextHome Sampson Realty on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in Livonia, MI!

Interested in being a part of the NextHome Real Estate Franchise? Contact VP of Sales Charis Moreno at Charis@NextHome.com.

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

 

NextHome franchise announces fifth location in state of Michigan

NextHome franchise announces fifth location in state of Michigan

Tom Smolinski
Tom Smolinski

Pleasanton, CA— May 18, 2017 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Champions. The new brokerage is the 5th NextHome franchise location opened in the state of Michigan.

Based out of the city of Holland, NextHome Champions will be owned and operated by Tom Smolinski. The brokerage will service the cities of Holland, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Saugatuck, and the Southwest Michigan area.

Located 20 minutes southwest of Grand Rapids, Holland is home to nearly 35,000 residents. The city of Holland is the host of the world-renowned annual Tulip Festival which brings over 100,000 visitors to the area from all around the globe.

After many years in his career of engineering, Smolinski was looking for an opportunity that was a better fit for him. At the suggestion of his former co-workers, Smolinski entered the real estate industry in 2005.

“At that time, several of my engineer friends had recently sold their homes,” recalls Smolinski. “They were really unhappy with how they were represented and suggested there was an opportunity for me to come into real estate and provide real estate service that was lacking in our local market.”

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NextHome Keely Realty opens in Grand Blanc, Michigan

NextHome Keely Realty opens in Grand Blanc, Michigan

George Keely
George Keely

Pleasanton, CA— March 3, 2017 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the NextHome franchise – NextHome Keely Realty. It is the fourth NextHome franchise location opened in the state of Michigan.

Based out of Grand Blanc, the new brokerage will provide real estate services such as residential sales, investment property sales, foreclosure sales, short sales, and purchases for first time homebuyers.

Owned and operated by veteran real estate broker George Keely, the company will serve the residents of Gland Blanc, Davison, Fenton, Swartz Creek, Flushing, Montrose, Lake Fenton, Mt. Morris, Clio, and the remainder of Genesee, Shiawasse and Oakland Counties.

Keely started his real estate journey in 1999 after leaving his previous career in the corporate world of Information Technology. Selling real estate for Century 21 Halstead in Flint, Michigan, Keely built a successful business through growing his database.

“I came from a world where organization was key,” recalls Keely. “I really worked hard to grow my database of contacts and make sure I stayed in touch with current and potential clients and those who might send me a referral. I always wanted them to know I was available to help them with any real estate related questions.”

After four years as his own agent, Keely accepted an opportunity to be the Team Leader/Manager for Flint-based Keller Williams Gateway. He found the opportunity to teach, mentor, and assist agents in growing their business too good to pass up at the time.

In 2013, after a nearly a decade of real estate leadership and ownership of a brokerage, Keely returned to sales and picked right up where he left off. Using many of the techniques he taught his agents, Keely returned to being one of the top selling agents in his local market.

In 2016, Keely sold over 30 properties without the help of an assistant, a buyer’s agent, or transaction coordinator.

“I’m fortunate to be able to monitor and run my own transactions,” said Keely. “It really comes down to organization. Staying organized helps me be a better resource to my clients.”

In late 2016, Keely explored to opportunity of not only continue selling, but once again helping other agents as their mentor. It was clear he wanted to open his own brokerage. What wasn’t clear was whether he was interested in joining a real estate franchise or opening his new brokerage as an independent.

“I was going to open my own brokerage, but didn’t feel that any franchises made sense for me,” said Keely. “But after seeing what NextHome had to offer, I was very interested in finding out more.”

“After researching the technology offered to agents and then finding out about the leadership team and the extensive professional background from each member of the senior management team, I knew NextHome was for me,” he added.

When not selling real estate, Keely spends time with his wife of 32 years, June, and their two sons – Lance (age 30) and Brock (27). Keely recently became a grandparent to Lance’s one-year old, Carter.

Keely is a former competitive hockey player, but now turns his sights to a different sport – golf.

“I love a challenge,” said Keely with a laugh.

Please join us in welcoming George and the rest of his team at NextHome Keely Realty for the opening of this brand new NextHome office!

 

Interested in being a part of the NextHome Real Estate Franchise? Contact VP of Sales Charis Moreno at Charis@NextHome.com.

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome announces new Michigan office with NextHome Transitions

NextHome announces new Michigan office with NextHome Transitions

Darren Yearsley
Darren Yearsley

Pleasanton, CA— August 19, 2016 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Transitions. The brokerage is the 3rd NextHome franchise location in the state of Michigan.

Located in Commerce Township, the brokerage is owned and operated by real estate veteran, Darren Yearsley. The company is dedicated to serving the needs of residents in Oakland and Livingston Counties including the cities of Oakland, Milford, Commerce Township, South Lyon, Brighton, and West Bloomfield.

Licensed since 1987, Yearsley started his career a nationally franchised brokerage in Pennsylvania, where he served the needs of hundreds of clients in two states – Pennsylvania and Delaware. For nearly two decades, he provided world-class service to residents of the Northeast region.

By being client-centric with his business model, Yearsley’s efforts consistently saw him close nearly 50 transactions annually.

After years in the real estate field, he found himself looking for a new challenge. Wanting change, Yearsley turned to a different sales field to start anew.

In 2006, Yearsley relocated to the suburbs of Detroit, where he took on a new role as a corporate sales accountant for Centurion Medical Products – one of the largest medical product companies in the United States.

Under his leadership, the company saw his designated territory go from $15,000/yr in sales to in excess of $2 million in just under five years.

Leading his division until late 2015, changes in the medical insurance industry had Yearsley thinking of returning to real estate. After 10 years of being gone, he was re-kindled in his passion for selling homes and this time, he wanted to help others in their real estate career. Yearsley was determined to open his own brokerage.

Knowing that the real estate landscape had changed significantly since his last year of active real estate sales, Yearsley looked to partner with a progressive real estate franchise to help him launch his new office.

NextHome was a natural fit for his brokerage vision.

“Through all my real estate franchise research, the NextHome platform, tools, and virtual presence was second to none,” said Yearsley. “The company provides a new spin on brokerage technology in a world full of antiquated real estate models.”

The name NextHome Transitions was a direct result of Yearsley’s focus on client services.

“We want to help our clients transition to their next home,” said Yearsely. “No matter what age or situation, we want to be the resource to help them through their transition.”

Please join us in welcoming Darren and his team at NextHome Transitions to the NextHome family!

Interested in being a part of the NextHome Real Estate Franchise? Contact VP of Sales Charis Moreno at Charis@NextHome.com.

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome adds a new franchisee in the state of Michigan to close out 2015

NextHome adds a new franchisee in the state of Michigan to close out 2015

Matt Marsoupian and Mark Shaftner
Matt Marsoupian and Mark Shaftner

Pleasanton, CA— December 31, 2015 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Metro. This is the franchise’s 2nd brokerage in the state of Michigan.

Owned and operated by business partners, Matt Marsoupian and Mark Shaftner, the Auburn Hills-based brokerage will provide residential real estate sales to the cities of Southfield, Auburn Hills, South Lyon, Novi, Northville, Farmington, Rochester Hills, Troy, Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham and surrounding areas.

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