NextHome Announces Our Newest Franchisee – NextHome The Gockel Group

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Don Gockel
Don Gockel

NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the NextHome franchise – NextHome The Gockel Group.

Owned and operated by broker Don Gockel, this Palmdale, CA based brokerage is dedicated to serving the needs of clients in Lancaster, Pearblossom, Acton, Littlerock, Leona Valley, Lake Los Angeles, Lake Elizabeth, and Rosamond.

Gockel, as a second generation REALTOR®, recalls having his father show him the basics of real estate at a young age.

“My father would ask me to make cold calls to people who might be interested in receiving information about real estate,” said Gockel. “It really taught me a lot about getting comfortable talking to people and eventually working with them.”

In 2010, after nine years of selling real estate as an agent, Gockel made the decision to get his broker’s license and start his own boutique brokerage. His company handles residential purchases and sales, land listings, investment properties, and property management.

Although he didn’t intend to have agents work alongside him at his brokerage, his natural leadership style and high standards led agents to ask if they could work with him.

“I started my own brokerage for myself, but over the years, agents at other companies asked if they could work with me. I enjoy helping others, so I agreed and it has been an enjoyable experience.” said Gockel.

Gockel prides himself on not having used a piece of paper at his brokerage… since 2008. His office is a completely paperless office. Having a green office is not only important to his technology heavy brokerage, but the environment as well.

In November of 2014, Gockel was going through his mailbox when he came across information about NextHome. After further research, he liked the high level of technology the company provided, the clean, fresh look of the logo design, and the broker support that NextHome offered.

Charis Moreno, VP of Sales for NextHome, appreciates Gockel’s willingness to join NextHome after many years of being a successful independent brokerage.

“Having The Gockel Group as part of NextHome is very exciting. It enables us to compliment their existing platform and bring an entirely fresh set of tools and innovation to an already high tech environment,” says Moreno. “Don’s understanding of technology and the importance of going paperless sets his company up to be one of the few that has a true end-to-end technology solution for today’s buyers, sellers and agents.”

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

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