NextHome opens newest office in North Bend, Washington

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Debbie Buffelen (left) & Michella Gabbard
Debbie Buffelen (left) & Michella Gabbard

Pleasanton, CA — February 24, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome NW Experts. The brokerage represents the fourth location opened in the state of Washington for the NextHome franchise.

Based in North Bend, the company will be owned and operated by top-producing broker Debbie Buffelen. She will be joined on the leadership team by her daughter, REALTOR® Michella Gabbard.

NextHome NW Experts will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, multi-family properties, commercial, relocation, land sales, and their specialty of working with investors in the areas of North Bend, Bellevue, Issaquah, Snoqualmie and the remainder of King and Pierce Counties.

Buffelen started her real estate career in 2006 in Olympia, WA with Better Properties Real Estate. She found herself doing well and opened her own branch of the Better Properties Real Estate regional franchise in July of 2007 in Snoqualmie Valley.

Over the next ten years, even through a difficult real estate recession, Buffelen built a successful sales business and brokerage of productive agents. But after 10 years of brokerage experience, Buffelen knew she needed more to provide for her agents and clients.

“Being in the Northwest surrounded by technology firms and businesses, I knew we had to improve what we could offer to both our agents and the clients they serve,” said Buffelen. “I made a list of the technology and branding that I wanted for my brokerage and researched for a franchise that would best fit these needs.”

“After all my searching, only one company fit for us – NextHome,” she added.

Buffelen says the technology and modern feel and branding, among many other factors, was the reason she decided to move forward with the NextHome franchise.

“There’s huge excitement about our new venture with NextHome,” said Buffelen. “Not just from myself, but by all of our agents. We are looking forward to not only increasing the business of our current brokerage, but we hope to expand to additional locations in the future.”

When not selling real estate, Buffelen is all about family. She loves spending time with her husband of three years, Guy, and their blended family of six children and ten grandchildren.

Please join us in congratulating Debbie, Michella, and the rest of the team at NextHome NW Experts on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in North Bend, WA!

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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