NextHome announces new Pennsylvania brokerage

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Luis Viera

Pleasanton, CA — November 13, 2020 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Affinity Realty, based in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. The brokerage represents the 13th office location opened in Pennsylvania for the NextHome franchise and the 526th NextHome office opened nationally.

Located just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia, NextHome Affinity Realty is poised to serve clients across Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware counties, including those in Norristown, Blue Bell, Warrington, Doylestown, Darby, and Media. 

The brokerage is owned by Luis Viera, a veteran of Philadelphia-area real estate with more than 30 years of industry experience. Under his leadership, NextHome Affinity Realty offers unparalleled expertise and guidance for first-time homebuyers and those who want to both sell and purchase a property simultaneously. 

Luis got his real estate license in 1990. Prior to joining the industry, Luis served in the U.S. Navy and then as a Philadelphia Police Department Dispatcher. Luis then served his community as a firefighter with the Philadelphia Fire Department, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant. 

“My service is something I am truly proud of,” Luis said. 

Over his 30-year real estate career, Luis has worked with a diverse array of brokerages including a local RE/MAX, ERA, and several independents. In addition, he owned his own real estate company for five years.

Luis’s dedication to his clients helped him achieve remarkable sales numbers. From 2016 to 2017, Luis would close between 30 and 40 transactions per year. His expertise in REO transactions was a great asset to the brokerage where he worked. 

As 2020 dawned, Luis began to think about his professional legacy. His sons began to express interest in real estate careers. Additionally, Luis knew that with his work in foreclosures, it would be more advantageous to work on his own rather than with a brokerage. He began to research franchised business opportunities. 

“With the right franchise, I would have the tools I needed to set up the office, run the office well and yet still be in charge of my own business,” Luis said. 

Luis found the right partner in NextHome. 

“NextHome offers value,” Luis said. “They have industry-leading tools and technology, and yet franchising with them was very affordable. In addition, with NextHome, I have the flexibility to run my office the way I want to. Whether I want to remain a small business or scale up to a large office, NextHome provides the opportunity to adapt to either one.”

Today, Luis is leveraging NextHome’s tools and technology to provide professional and supportive service to Philadelphia-area clients. 

“A NextHome Affinity Realty client can expect that we will be professionals who provide extensive experience,” Luis said. “We are dedicated to walking hand-in-hand with first time homebuyers through the purchase of their home. Home buying can be stressful – we do our best to alleviate that stress.”

A NextHome Affinity Realty agent will be someone who is professional, willing to help others, and will contribute to a great office culture. 

“I want us to all work together and get along together,” Luis said. “That level of synergy is very important to me.”

Outside of real estate, Luis still contributes his talents to the Philadelphia Fire Department. Alongside his wife, Gloria, Luis enjoys spending weekends at their vacation home on the Jersey Shore. The couple also enjoys cruising and have traveled across the world on 26 different cruises. Next year, Luis and Gloria will celebrate 25 years of marriage. Together they are the parents of three children and grandparents to one granddaughter – with another on the way. 

Please join us in congratulating Luis on the opening of NextHome Affinity Realty in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania!


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