Pleasanton, CA — December 30th, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome LoneStar Realty, based in Boerne, Texas. The brokerage represents the 30th office location opened in Texas for the NextHome franchise.
The brokerage is owned by the husband and wife team Allen and Laurie Stewart. Allen will be the office’s broker of record as the NextHome LoneStar Realty team serves clients across Bexar, Kendall, and Comal counties.
Named in honor of German author and publicist Ludwig Börne, the small town sits in the picturesque Texas hill country just 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio. The proximity to a larger city and its central Texas charm attract home buyers from across the United States.
Allen and Laurie are looking forward to helping clients find the perfect starter home, invest in a residential property, or make a great commercial transaction.
Allen has been in real estate for almost 30 years. His career began in 1991 outside of Syracuse, New York working for a nationally franchised brokerage. Three years later, Allen moved to Texas where he continued to excel in his real estate career. Over the course of the next 11 years, Allen worked with both small independents and large franchised companies, including Bradfield Properties and Coldwell Banker. Eventually, Allen also began building custom, high-end homes.
Then, in 2008, a turbulent housing market presented yet another opportunity for Allen’s skills. The home builder started San Antonio Hill Country Real Estate. As the owner of his own brokerage, Allen grew to know the San Antonio area’s real estate market intimately.
For the next decade, Allen ran his own brokerage, working both in residential and commercial sectors. All the while, he continued to build homes across Texas hill country.
Eventually, Allen knew it was time for his business to evolve again.
“In 2018, I was winding down, not really doing as much commercial work or doing any construction work,” Allen recalled. “I began looking into what tools I would need to bring on to be able to grow and make my San Antonio Hill Country Real Estate business more attractive to agents.”
After Allen developed his game plan for growing the business, he began to research franchises and start crunching numbers. That’s when he knew that partnering with NextHome made the best financial sense.
“Once I started adding up the costs of all the tools NextHome provides, I thought, ‘Well, I’ve gotta go talk to these guys,’” Allen said.
Today, Allen is combining his years of experience with NextHome’s suite of tools and top-level training to recruit and mentor the area’s best agents.
“I’ve spent so many years working in residential construction, commercial real estate, and residential sales that I’ve amassed different experiences I know a lot of other REALTORS® will never get exposed to,” Allen said. “I want to share that knowledge and lead great people. My goal is to have the most educated and market-savvy agents out there. At NextHome LoneStar Realty, our goal is to make sure that our clients are always put first.”
When he isn’t training agents, selling real estate, or building his business, Allen keeps busy as an active member of the Boerne community. He is the chairman of his subdivision’s architectural control committee as well as a member of the Boerne Chamber of Commerce.
Allen and Laurie have been married for 34 years and are the parents of two children. Dylan is a licensed landscape architect in Dallas, and Hannah is an attorney working in Washington D.C.
Please join us in congratulating Allen and Laurie on the opening of NextHome LoneStar Realty in Boerne, Texas!
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.