Pleasanton, CA — December 29th, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Realty Advisors, based in Holmdel Township, New Jersey. The brokerage represents the eighth office location opened in New Jersey for the NextHome franchise.
The brokerage will serve clients across central New Jersey, including both Monmouth and Ocean counties.
NextHome Realty Advisors is owned by Iftikhar Haq, a former Wall Street trader who spent the past 13 years working in the residential and commercial foreclosures market.
Haq began his career as a Wall Street trader. However, the long hours and extreme pressure began to take their toll. At the time, Haq’s brother was working as a real estate agent in Texas and suggested a career switch for a burnt-out Haq. The change ended up being a great move for the Pakistan-born New Yorker.
Haq got his New York license in 2007 and began working with a nationally franchised brokerage in Garden City. Soon after, he moved to New Jersey and transitioned to the brokerage’s Toms River office.
“I was very good at making cold calls and getting listings,” Haq said. “My time in Toms River taught me many valuable lessons about how to improve my skills in pricing, selling, and marketing properties.”
In 2008, as the Great Recession crumpled the housing market, Haq transitioned his business to exclusively real estate owned properties. He began working with larger banks and his portfolio became extensive. Throughout 2009 and 2016, he was handling between 80-130 assets at a time. Haq’s success indicated he needed to grow his team. At the peak, Haq had 12 people on his team doing between 90 and 130 transactions per year.
Then, as markets often do, things changed meaning Haq needed to reassess his business model. He began working with a diverse range of residential and commercial transactions and continued to grow his business.
The continued success reignited an entrepreneurial fire that had been smoldering in the back of Haq’s mind for many years.
“I come from a family of business people and I have always had a personality built for entrepreneurship,” Haq said.
As he began researching franchise options he came across NextHome.
“NextHome differentiates themselves with their great technology and marketing,” Haq said. “The thing I also really liked about NextHome was that it was simple and to-the-point. I really believe that I can build my own thriving business through NextHome.”
Today, Haq has four agents working at his office and plans to add more.
“We can offer the professionalism and the experience that I have gleaned over 13 years,” Haq said. “We provide our clients with the best technology in the market as well as a great perspective so they can see all the alternatives and make the wisest decision.”
When he isn’t building his business, Haq spends time volunteering with American Muslims for Hunger Relief (AMFHR). The organization partners with churches, mosques, and synagogues to serve food to needy people across New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
With an MBA in Real Estate from Monmouth University in New Jersey, Haq holds a broad understanding of many diverse areas of the industry.
Haq has been married to his wife Marita for 15 years and together they are the proud parents of four children: 11-year old triplets Yunis, Saira, and Sasa as well as a six-year-old son, Idris.
Please join us in congratulating Haq on the opening of NextHome Realty Advisors in Holmdel Township, New Jersey!
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.