NextHome announces newest brokerage in Northern Maine

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Dan Amero & Dan Castle

Pleasanton, CA — December 30,2020 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Discover, based in Presque Isle, Maine. The brokerage represents the fifth office location opened in Maine for the NextHome franchise and the 536th NextHome office opened nationally.

NextHome Discover will serve clients across Aroostook County, including Presque Isle, Caribou, Houlton, Fort Kent, Ashland, Fort Fairfield, and Mapleton. 

The brokerage is owned by Dan Amero and Dan Castle – locally known as “Team Dan.” 

Since starting sales in 2007, Amero has developed a reputation for excellence in the area’s real estate market. The duo met when Castle approached Amero wanting to buy a home. 

“He reminded me a lot of myself in my younger days,” Amero said. 

Castle’s qualities included a perfect blend of determination, grit, and professionalism. 

When Castle’s offer didn’t get the approval he expected from the bank, Castle doggedly kept working to make the deal a success. 

“The next Monday morning, Dan Amero called me and said, ‘whatever you just put in your letter to the bank worked because we now have a signed contract,’” Castle recalled. 

Castle obtained his real estate sales license in 2018. 

Since that time, the duo has worked both independently and in a partnership. Their experience with a variety of brokerages gave them special expertise in land, modular homes, and residential transactions. 

After Castle and Amero teamed up in 2018, their success was remarkable. That first year, they achieved $3.5 million in sales in a market where the average sales price hovers around $110,000. This year, the pair will easily clear $10 million in sales with more than 100 sides to their names. 

“We realized we were doing something right,” Castle said. 

That’s when they decided to go out on their own. 

After hearing glowing reviews from industry leaders they respected, Castle and Amero decided that NextHome was the right franchise fit. 

“The more we looked, the more we liked it,” Amero said. “NextHome is the best-priced franchise out there, and we were amazed at what we were getting in return. It just made sense.”

Today, Castle and Amero are taking Team Dan to the next level with five dedicated agents already onboarded and ready to serve area clients. As the brokerage continues to grow, Castle and Amero aim to make NextHome Discover an attractive place for self-driven, people-first agents. Eventually, the duo would like to expand with branch offices across their 100-plus mile wide coverage region. 

“One of the things that put Team Dan on the map is our cutting-edge technology,” Castle said. “We are thrilled to be able to offer clients and agents a fresh, modern approach to real estate.”

Castle has his drone pilot’s license and enjoys providing aerial footage for their listings – right at the listing appointment. 

“One of the things that brought us to NextHome was that this company is on top of it when it comes to industry-leading technology,” Castle said. “It is great to partner with like-minded people.”

Outside of work, Amero enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. He recently became engaged to his fiance Chelsea, and together the couple has a two-year-old daughter, Lillia and son, Brayden (10).

Castle and his wife Courtney enjoy summers in Maine, spending time on the water in their pontoon boat, and relaxing at one of the area’s beautiful cabin getaways. Dan and Courtney are the parents of two children, Carlie (5) and Carson (4). 

Please join us in congratulating Dan Amero and Dan Castle on the opening of NextHome Discover in Presque Isle, Maine!


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