NextHome Legendary Properties expands to Bismarck, North Dakota

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(from left to right) Scott Louser, Alexa Louser, and Desri Neether
(from left to right) Scott Louser, Alexa Louser, and Desri Neether

Pleasanton, CA — January 19, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce the latest addition to the franchise, NextHome Legendary Properties – Bismarck Branch. The brokerage represents the second office location for the NextHome franchisee.

Scott Louser, owner and operator of NextHome Legendary Properties, along with his wife Alexa, an award-winning REALTOR® in the Minot office, says the brokerage will provide residential real estate services to Bismarck, North Dakota and the surrounding metropolitan area. Top-producing local REALTOR® Desri Neether will serve as the brokerage’s Team Leader/Office Manager.

As the capital of North Dakota, the city of Bismarck has a population of approximately 80,000 and represents more than 10% of the entire state’s population. In 2015, Forbes Magazine named the city one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Small Cities in the United States.

NextHome Legendary Properties will also help clients with commercial properties, land sales, new construction, multi-unit properties, and real estate investments.

The company will open strong with a roster of some of the best REALTORS® in the area – Debbie Aberle, Lindsay Ahlgren, Janel Buchholtz, Kelsi Hach, Heidi Hilzendeger, and Fran Joersz.

Licensed since 1997, Louser is a second-generation REALTOR®, taking after his father Larry, who started his real estate career in the mid-1970’s. Father and son worked side-by-side at Preferred Minot Real Estate.

Just a few years into his real estate career, Louser went on to become one of the top producers in his area. In 1999, Louser sold an incredible 50 homes and has continued that trend ever since.

Louser not only started strongly in sales, but was asked by several peers in local real estate leadership to become a Director of the Minot Board of REALTORS®. In 2001, he served as President of the Minot Board of REALTORS®. His time as President helped him realize the importance of REALTOR® leadership and its significant role in homeownership.

From 2002 to 2005, Louser served on the Executive Team for the North Dakota Association of REALTORS® (NDAR). His excellent service eventually led to him holding the highest position in North Dakota organized real estate – serving as State President of NDAR in 2005.

Even with his commitments to real estate leadership, Louser continued his strong sales career and was awarded the NDAR State REALTOR® of The Year in 2006.

In 2006, Louser started a three-year term as a Director for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

In 2007, on the tenth anniversary of getting his real estate license, Louser was asked by his father to take over the Preferred Minot Real Estate brokerage. Overwhelmed, but thankful, Louser took over as owner and CEO of the brokerage.

In 2009, Louser served as one of 13 Regional Vice Presidents for the NAR. He was responsible for overseeing the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

In 2012, Louser served as the National Association of REALTORS® Vice President and was in charge of Government Affairs and Public Policy.

As a graduate of Minot State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Management, Louser has always made a commitment to education.

He holds the NAR designations Certified Residential Broker (CRB), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), Accredited Buyer’s Representative Manager (ABRM), Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), and Electronic Professional (E-Pro).

Due to his service as a champion of home ownership and private property rights, Louser added public service to his growing list of roles.

In 2010, Louser was elected to the North Dakota State House of Representatives for a four-year term. In 2014, he was re-elected to the same position and will serve through 2018.

In 2013, Louser introduced a Bill to create a Constitutional Amendment to permanently ban transfer taxes upon a sale of a home in North Dakota. Once legislature passed the Bill, it was backed by NAR and NDAR.

In the November 2014 election, eight measures were on the ballot – including Louser’s Bill. When the votes were tallied, only one Bill passed – the permanent ban on transfer taxes upon sale of a home in North Dakota.

During Louser’s years in leadership service, he never lost focus of his main priority – running a dynamic and successful real estate office. In the two years of running the Minot-based NextHome Legendary office, Louser has seen the brokerage take significant market share and grew the company to be an award-winning office.

Please join us in congratulating Scott, Alexa, and the rest of the team at NextHome Legendary Properties on the opening of their brand-new Bismarck location!


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