NextHome announces new Hudson Valley brokerage

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Janice Carrasco

Pleasanton, CA — November 23rd, 2020 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome NOVACARR Realty, based in Newburgh, New York. The brokerage represents the 13th office location opened in New York for the NextHome franchise and the 529th NextHome office opened nationally.

NextHome NOVACARR Realty is ready to serve all types of residential clients across the beautiful Hudson Valley, spanning Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Ulster counties. 

Located about an hour and a half north of New York City, Newburgh offers a blend of urban, suburban, rural, and farm living. 

NextHome NOVACARR Realty is owned by Janice Carrasco, a dedicated public servant who is invested in her community’s prosperity. Janice spent many years as a New York City police officer, serving in her childhood neighborhood in Brooklyn. She spent many years admiring her borough’s stunning architecture while developing a deep love for serving others. In 1999, she combined her two passions and obtained her real estate license. 

“I love clean lines and the beauty of buildings,” Janice said. “My family also provided me a background in carpentry and plumbing, so those things were familiar to me.”

Janice began her career with Fillmore Real Estate in Staten Island, where she worked for more than two years. 

After leaving the brokerage in 2001, Janice opened her own independent and has been running her own business ever since. 

As the principal owner and broker of Skyline Real Property Group in Staten Island, Janice had freedom to do what was right for her client’s unique needs while enabling her to grow her talents and abilities as a business leader. 

“I’m most proud of the relationships we built throughout those years,” Janice said. “It’s how you treat people in a people business that matters more than anything.”

Janice has an innate drive to serve and educate her clients, and a desire to build a legacy that will outlast her. In early 2020, those thoughts prompted her to investigate franchise options. 

“I knew I stood a better chance of growing in this industry environment with proven systems and resources backing me up,” Janice said. “So, I began to look at franchises to see what fit with me.”

NextHome became that perfect fit. 

For years, Janice used the tagline “Everyone Deserves a Home” as a way to communicate her real estate philosophy. When she discovered NextHome’s “Humans Over Houses” ideology, she knew she had found a partner that mirrored her outlook. 

“I began to read NextHome’s mission statement and viewpoints and I began to think that this is something that I want to be a part of,” Janice said. “This franchise is new and fresh for our area and will be very attractive. I also loved NextHome’s sense of family, their phenomenal marketing, and the company’s drive to give back to communities. That is so important to me – it was important to me in the police department and it is important to me now.”

Janice has many community causes that are near and dear to her heart, including her involvement in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The organization began after Stephen, an off-duty New York City firefighter, discovered on Sept. 11, 2001 that the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel was closed, meaning he could not get to Ground Zero to help. Determined to carry out his duty, he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, and raced on foot through the tunnel to the Twin Towers, where he gave up his life while saving others. Each year, the foundation hosts a run through the tunnel to raise money for first responder families and initiatives. 

Janice also contributes to the Wounded Warrior Project, Samaritan’s Purse, the United Service Organizations (USO), and is a 9/11 First Responder.

Outside of the office, Janice enjoys spending time with her husband of 15 years, Christian, their four children and grandchildren. She also enjoys photography, science fiction, and studying history. 

Please join us in congratulating Janice on the opening of NextHome NOVACARR Realty in Newburgh, New York!


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