Pleasanton, CA — November 5, 2020 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Experience, based in Chelan, Washington. The brokerage represents the 11th office location opened in Washington for the NextHome franchise and the 523rd NextHome office opened nationally.
NextHome Experience is ready to serve a diverse array of clients across Washington, from Seattle to Chelan. Under the leadership of broker/owner Colleen Fischesser, NextHome Experience is poised to provide an exceptional experience for those in the residential and land markets.
Colleen is a veteran real estate broker, business owner, and top-producing agent who has been interested in real estate from a young age.
As the daughter of NFL player and coach, Mike McCormack, Colleen’s childhood was filled with frequent moves and new homes.
“I was obsessed,” Colleen recalled. “I would beg my parents to take me to open houses as a teenager and I knew exactly when the newest real estate magazines were coming out. I had a fascination with houses. It was just something I have always really loved.”
In 1990, Colleen turned that passion into a career, starting with a small boutique brokerage before joining RE/MAX. Colleen would spend the next 25 years building a name and reputation as a top producer with the national franchise.
In 2003, Colleen added “broker” to her repertoire of talents, opening an expansion office in western Washington. For the next two years, Colleen took on the responsibility of managing, recruiting, and training, as well as maintaining her personal production.
In 2005, Colleen purchased a local RE/MAX office where she led a team of agents and built a thriving book of business. Throughout these years, Colleen responded to market forces by expanding her expertise into property management. While brokerages across America were struggling under the weight of a national housing crisis, Colleen diversified and thrived.
Ever improving, Colleen became a student of a real estate coaching program in 2013.
“One day, my coach said to me ‘What do you think about becoming a coach yourself?’,” Colleen recalled. “It really sparked something in me. I realized how much I loved creating supportive and knowledgeable work environments. Coaching was an opportunity to embrace yet another purpose bigger than myself.”
In 2016, Colleen became a real estate coach. It was around that time that she also sold her brokerages on Washington’s west side and returned to full-time sales.
As the years went on, Colleen started considering the next evolution in her career. An online advertisement for NextHome piqued her interest.
“I was looking for something new and fresh and more relevant in today’s market,” Colleen said. “When I had my initial call with NextHome, the culture, the tools, the brand, all of it just spoke to me. I then had a clear vision of what the next five to ten years of my career will look like.”
Colleen was primarily attracted by NextHome’s value proposition for the agent. The franchise offered an industry-leading suite of tools, available with a single sign-on.
“The tool kit for the cost is phenomenal in my opinion,” Colleen said. “NextHome’s culture is also great. It just checked all the boxes.”
Today, Colleen is building a brokerage of top-tier agents where clients have access to highly trained professionals.
“I am thrilled to begin to build a culture of camaraderie, where as a team we work through hands-on workshops, training, and learning,” Colleen said. “I am excited to welcome agents who fit into this culture of an abundant mindset and who can both work hard and have fun.”
Colleen has been married for 36 years to her husband Russ, who is looking forward to retirement this year. She is also mom to three sons and grandmother to two grandsons and one granddaughter. When she isn’t working, Colleen enjoys wine tasting in beautiful Washington wine country and savoring great food.
Please join us in congratulating Colleen on the opening of NextHome Experience headquartered in Chelan, Washington!
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.