Pleasanton, CA — April 9, 2020 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome First Choice Realty, based in Grand Prairie, Texas. The brokerage represents the 33rd office location opened in Texas for the NextHome franchise and the 456th NextHome office opened nationally.
The brokerage will serve residential buyers and sellers who are looking for quality service from career-oriented real estate professionals. Counties serviced include Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, Collin, Johnson, and Ellis along with the remainder of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area.
NextHome First Choice is owned by the husband and wife team Valerie and Tim DoBrava, who have more than 17 years of experience in local real estate. Valerie will take the role of Broker in Charge and Tim will handle NextHome First Choice’s business operations.
Both Valerie and Tim first obtained their real estate licenses in 2003. Prior to that, they both worked at a national freight and shipping business.
Valerie is a third-generation real estate professional who worked with two nationally-recognized franchised brands before opening her own office in 2008.
During her first 10 months in real estate, Valerie was able to sell an astonishing 32 homes. Since that promising beginning, her dedication to her clients has helped Valerie continue her success.
On January 1, 2008, she opened Premier Results Realty, which became Premier Results Brokerage LLC in 2018.
Tim spent many years operating and running his own freight business, although he always had an interest in real estate and obtained his license in 2003 alongside Valerie. In 2015, he began to put that license to work and joined Valerie in real estate sales.
Together, the DoBravas grew their brokerage to about eight agents, including one team.
“We did well,” Valerie said. “But we knew if we wanted to grow and attract more agents we needed to offer them great tools and the national recognition that came with a franchise.”
As they began their search for the right franchise fit, Tim came across an article in REALTOR® Magazine that featured NextHome.
“I started looking at the whole construction of NextHome’s business,” Tim said. “The franchise seemed to offer incredible value for brokers. I spent a lot of time trying to dig up bad things about the company or reasons I shouldn’t partner with them, and I just couldn’t find any. That’s when I thought we had really found something interesting.”
Today, Valerie and Tim are bringing NextHome’s suite of unparalleled tools and marketing to Dallas/Fort Worth area home buyers.
“We are passionate about really helping people and patiently providing the guidance they need,” Valerie said.
The DoBravas are taking that same approach with potential agents as they grow an office of well-trained, career-oriented professionals.
“I want to educate our agents on how to grow their business,” Valerie said. “We want them to be excited about the work they’re doing.”
Outside of building NextHome First Choice Realty, Valerie and Tim enjoy serving in their community. Valerie holds a degree in real estate and taught for many years at Northlake College. She is also passionate about supporting the Alzheimer’s Association.
Valerie and Tim have been married for 18 years. Their son, Brian, is an Army veteran and works for Harris county. Together, the family enjoys biking, hiking, bowling, and pampering the family cat.
Please join us in congratulating Valerie and Tim on the opening of NextHome First Choice Realty in Grand Prairie, 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.