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NextHome City Realty opens second location in Michigan

NextHome City Realty opens second location in Michigan

Paul Mychalowych

Pleasanton, CA — August 3, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome City Realty – Detroit Branch. This is the second location for owner, Paul Mychalowych. The brokerage represents the tenth office location opened in the state of Michigan for the NextHome franchise.

As a 14-year real estate veteran, Mychalowych is one of the top-producing REALTORS® in the area. He will also serve as the broker-of-record for the company.

NextHome City Realty – Detroit Branch will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, investment, luxury, short sales, probate sales, and land deals for all areas of Wayne County including the Grosse Pointe Markets as well as every city up the Woodward Corridor to NextHome City Realty’s Birmingham Location.

With a population of just over 4.3 million residents, the city of Detroit is the largest in the state of Michigan. In 2018, Detroit’s economy has seen a huge boost as many of the neighborhoods affected by the 2008 recession are now beginning to stabilize. With a 30% increase in average sales price in the past 12 months, and a successful launch in March 2018 of his first location in Birmingham, MI, Mychalowych felt it was the right time to expand his business into a second location.

“In the last five years, we have seen an influx of Millennial buyers coming into the downtown Detroit area,” said Mychalowych. “There has been a significant boost in housing developments and investments coming from all over the world.”

“With our unique collaborative work environment, we want to be a part of this community as the real estate resource as it continues its growth as one of the fastest growing cities in the nation,” he added. “With offices spanning from Detroit all the way up to Birmingham we can service all the growing communities in between. We have extensive knowledge of these markets and can hopefully help contribute to Detroit’s resurgence, which in turn will filter out into the surrounding areas.”

Before Mychalowych began his real estate career, he spent years as an electrical engineer. As the owner of Advanced Systems & Designs Inc., Mychalowych led a large staff of software and hardware engineers, and a nationwide sales organization including a global network of distributors. He sold the business in 2012.

In 2009, after years as a top-producing REALTOR®, Mychalowych decided to open his own brokerage, Birmingham Realty LLC, in downtown Birmingham.  As the broker of a successful office, Mychalowych did not rest on his laurels.

In 2017, in addition to running a brokerage of associates, Mychalowych closed 64 transactions in excess of $18 million and the brokerage had $26 million in sales volume.

Mychalowych had many reasons behind his decision to partner with NextHome.

“I wanted to provide more value to our agents with better branding, additional technology, technology leveraged training, and tools that would help them save time and make more money,” said Mychalowych.

In addition, “it just made good business sense to not reinvent the wheel and create all this stuff on my own.”

As he was researching franchise options, he was specifically looking for a company that provided a plug and play option that was affordable, yet provided a lot of value.

“NextHome City Realty will bring the features of an office of tomorrow to today’s buyers and sellers,” said Mychalowych. “We have a consumer-centric brand and I value a commitment to education for both our clients and our agents.”

Mychalowych said NextHome City Realty is just the beginning of the expansion of his office footprint. “I see us growing throughout the Detroit area very soon,” added Mychalowych.

When not selling real estate, Mychalowych focuses on family. The Mychalowych’s have been married for 27 years and have two children – daughters Madison (age 18) and Brooklyn (15). The family enjoys spending time relaxing at their lakefront home and in Northern Michigan.

Please join us in congratulating Paul and the rest of the team at NextHome City Realty on the opening of their second new NextHome office in Downtown Detroit, MI!

 

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.

NextHome Bloom Real Estate is the newest NextHome franchisee

NextHome Bloom Real Estate is the newest NextHome franchisee

Dave Bengston
Dave Bengston

Pleasanton, CA — July 11, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Bloom Real Estate. The brokerage represents the 10th location opened in the state of Michigan for the NextHome franchise.

The office will be owned and operated by top-producing broker Dave Bengston.

NextHome Bloom Real Estate will provide real estate services to buyers and sellers such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, investment, and land deals for areas of Grandville, Wyoming, Rockford, Ottawa, Sparta, Sand Lake, Kentwood, and the remainder of the Grand Rapids metropolitan area.

As a suburb of Grand Rapids, Grandville is home to approximately 30,000 residents. Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan, trailing only Detroit. With more than a million residents in the Grand Rapids metro area, NextHome Bloom Real Estate is primed to serve this booming community.

Before real estate, Dave was in management for UPS. In 1995, he began part time in mortgages while still working at UPS full time. Five years later, Dave attained his real estate license, left UPS and never looked back.

He started his own real estate brokerage in 2000 called Realty Consultants with two business partners. His business partners at the time ran the appraisal side of the brokerage, while Dave handled the real estate sales side.

The partners grew the company to where the appraisal side became less of the focus and more concentration was on working on the investment side of the business. Realty Consultants began purchasing properties for rentals, as well as buying some properties to fix and flip for profit.

In 2003-2004, the brokerage bought and sold more than 200 properties just with their portfolio, with another 50 transactions closed on behalf of other investors.

When the economy changed in 2008, the partners dissolved the corporation.

After his term with the partners expired, Dave continued the brokerage on his own under the name Real Estate 360. The 20-agent brokerage did very well, but Dave realized he was the one providing the bulk of business that was being done. Seeing the need to downsize, Dave worked to streamline the company to a team concept to have members supporting his high-producing business.

In 2017, Dave saw the need to add technology to compete with some of the more tech savvy real estate companies that were coming into his community. He found NextHome via a simple Google search, but that research was backed by him speaking with existing NextHome franchisee, George Keely (owner of NextHome Keely Realty).

“I knew George from many years of working together in the Grand Rapids community,” said Dave. “After speaking with him and finding out more about the company, I really liked what I saw.”

“I really liked the technology the franchise offered, but I especially liked the ability to create my own culture in my company and support the business model I wanted for our brokerage,” he added.

When not selling real estate, Dave loves spending time with his family. He and his wife of 31 years, Joanne, have five children.

Please join us in congratulating Dave and the rest of the team at NextHome Bloom Real Estate on the opening of their new NextHome office in Grandville, MI!

 

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.

 

NextHome opens office in Ann Arbor, Michigan

NextHome opens office in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kelly Boyd (left) and DJ Kaufman
Kelly Boyd (left) and DJ Kaufman

Pleasanton, CA — April 3, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Victors. The brokerage represents the eighth location opened in the state of Michigan for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Ann Arbor, the company will be owned and operated by business partners Kelly Boyd and DJ Kaufman.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, investment, luxury, multi-family properties, and REO/foreclosure services to the communities of Ann Arbor, Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Ypsilanti, South Lyon, and the remainder of Washtenaw, Livingston, Wayne, and Jackson counties.

Ann Arbor is home to nearly 115,000 residents, making it the sixth-most populated city in the state of Michigan. The city is home to the University of Michigan, which employs approximately 30,000 people.

Originally from Michigan, DJ moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2006 to explore project management opportunities. His family had always invested in real estate and he wanted to take his experience and see what positions were available in the Florida housing market. It was there that he met his future fiancé, Christina, in 2010.

The couple moved to Christina’s hometown of Gainesville, Florida where they relocated for her career at the University of Florida hospital.

Now living in Gainesville, DJ moved away from project development and started his career on the sales side as a REALTOR® in 2012 with Watson Realty.

As a brand-new agent, he sold 11 homes in his first year and grew his business to close over 70 transactions in 2013.

When Christina had an opportunity to work in the pediatric cardiology at the University of Michigan, the couple moved back in 2017 and DJ continued his high level of real estate home sales.

Born in Detroit and a long-time resident of Ann Arbor, Kelly started his real estate career in 2015 after 20+ years in the animal health industry. As one of the top salespeople for the Fort Dodge Animal Health company, he decided to get into real estate and use his exceptional sales skills to help buyers find their dream home.

Loving the idea of being a resource to the community, Kelly always appreciated the small business approach of staying local and providing high-knowledge, high-touch real estate service.

Working for Keller Williams in Ann Arbor, Kelly build a solid real estate sales business in a very short amount of time.

DJ crossed paths with Kelly in 2017 when he moved back to Michigan and began looking for a brokerage to align with.

“From the moment that I met DJ, I found him to be smart, articulate and a well-presented professional,” recalled Kelly.

“I was at ease talking to Kelly,” added DJ. “He was personable, honest and we really clicked.”

When the two began discussing the opportunity of working together and starting their own brokerage, DJ remembered a real estate company that he thought would be a perfect franchise model to affiliate with.

“I happen to be friends with (NextHome’s VP of Business Development) Imran Poladi,” said DJ. “I met him right before the leadership team created the NextHome franchise in 2014. I got to watch first-hand how the company formed and grew to be the exceptional company it is today.”

“I love the way NextHome brings technology to the local market,” said Kelly. “I would describe it as invigorating technology with old school values.”

“It really is the way real ought to be,” he added.

Kelly describes NextHome Victors as a “brokerage that surprises our team members and their families with uncommon levels of service before, during, and after the transaction.”

When not selling real estate, both men love spending time with their families.

DJ and Christina have a seven-year-old son, Treyton, who is involved in all sports – including their favorite, soccer.

Kelly and his wife of 26 years, Lea, have two daughters – Stephanie (age 22) who is a pre-school teacher, and Bridget (20) who is a student at Hillsdale College. The Boyds love to travel and will be visiting the beautiful state of Wyoming in summer of 2018.

Please join us in congratulating Kelly, DJ and the rest of the team at NextHome Victors on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in Ann Arbor, MI!

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.

NextHome City Realty opens in Birmingham, Michigan

NextHome City Realty opens in Birmingham, Michigan

Paul Mychalowych
Paul Mychalowych

Pleasanton, CA — March 2, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome City Realty. The brokerage represents the seventh location opened in the state of Michigan for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Birmingham, the company will be owned and operated by top-producing REALTOR® Paul Mychalowych. The 14-year real estate veteran will also serve as the broker-of-record for the company.

NextHome City Realty will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, investment, luxury, short sales, probate sales, land deals for Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.

Birmingham is a city located 20 minutes north of downtown Detroit. With a population of just over 21,000 residents, the city boasts some of the finest parks and golf courses in all of the metropolitan Detroit area. An affluent suburb, the average sales price of the area often exceeds $500,000.

Before Mychalowych began his real estate career, he spent years as an electrical engineer. As the owner of Advanced Systems & Designs Inc., Mychalowych led a large staff of software and hardware engineers, and a nationwide sales organization including a global network of distributors.  He sold the business in 2012.

In 2009, after years as a top-producing REALTOR®, Mychalowych decided to open his own brokerage – Birmingham Realty LLC in downtown Birmingham.  As the broker of a successful office, Mychalowych did not rest on his laurels.

In 2017, in addition to running a brokerage of associates, Mychalowych closed 64 transactions in excess of $18 million and the brokerage had $26 million in sales volume.

Mychalowych decided to partner with NextHome because he says, “I wanted to provide more value to our agents with better branding, additional technology, technology leveraged training, and tools that would help them save time and make more money,” said Mychalowych.

In addition, “it just made good business sense to not reinvent the wheel and create all this stuff on my own”

As he was researching franchise options, he was specifically looking for a company that provided a plug and play option that was affordable, yet provided a lot of value.

“NextHome City Realty will bring the features of an office of tomorrow to today’s buyers and sellers,” said Mychalowych. “We have a consumer-centric brand and, I value a commitment to education for both our clients and our agents.”

Mychalowych says that NextHome City Realty is just the beginning of expansion of his office footprint.  “I see us growing throughout the Detroit area very soon,” added Mychalowych.

When not selling real estate, Mychalowych focuses on family. The Mychalowych’s have been married for 27 years and have two children – daughters Madison (age 18) and Brooklyn (15). The family enjoys spending time relaxing at their lakefront home and in Northern Michigan.

Please join us in congratulating Paul, Lisa, and the rest of the team at NextHome City Realty on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in Birmingham, MI!

 

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.

NextHome Sampson Realty opens in Michigan

NextHome Sampson Realty opens in Michigan

Miles Sampson
Miles Sampson

Pleasanton, CA — February 13, 2018— NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Sampson Realty. The brokerage represents the sixth location opened in the state of Michigan for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Livonia, the company will be owned and operated by real estate broker Miles Sampson. NextHome Sampson Realty will provide real estate services such as single family residential sales, first-time home buyers, multi-family properties, investment sales and commercial to the areas of Livonia, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Ypsilanti, Monroe, and the remainder of Wayne County.

With a population of nearly 100,000, the city of Livonia is located 15 miles Northwest of Downtown Detroit.

Sampson has been in the real estate industry since 2007. Starting as an assistant to a high-producing REALTOR®, he handled all details of the transaction from contract to close. With a specialization in streamlining the escrow process, Sampson was a valuable member of the real estate team.

In 2009, Sampson took a role as an Assistant Market Center Coordinator for a local Keller Williams Realty. With responsibilities such as accounting and management of the entire brokerage’s transactions, Sampson quickly learned how to handle dozens of transactions at any given time. While fulfilling, Sampson wanted to take his talents to the sales side.

In 2011, Sampson made the move to full-time REALTOR® and over the next six years, he steadily built a very successful real estate business.

In late 2017, Sampson felt that after nearly a decade in the real estate industry, it was time for him to open his own brokerage. Understanding the value of leverage, he looked to partner with a franchise that aligned with his values and brokerage needs.

“I found NextHome through a simple Google search,” said Sampson. “I loved the consistent branding. Considering I see so many companies not have branding standards, it was really appealing to find a franchise that held the line with this.”

When not selling real estate, Sampson volunteers for Bethany Christian Services, where he works with foster/adopting parents. As an instructor for the foster care skills class, Sampson helps families adapt to provide a home for these children.

Sampson loves spending time with his wife of seven years (and college sweetheart), Sarah. They have a two-year-old son, Elliott. The couple enjoy playing a unique card game with their friends called “Euchre” (pronounced Uke-Er).

Please join us in congratulating Miles and the rest of the team at NextHome Sampson Realty on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in Livonia, MI!

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.

 

NextHome Expands into Michigan with NextHome Edge

NextHome Expands into Michigan with NextHome Edge

(from left to right) Brad Sandberg, Kathy Roza, and Jeff Scott
(from left to right) Brad Sandberg, Kathy Roza, and Jeff Scott

Pleasanton, CA— March 31, 2015 —NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Edge – our first franchisee in the state of Michigan.

Owned and operated by a trio of business partners Jeff Scott, Kathy Roza, and Brad Sandberg, the brokerage is dedicated to serving the needs of clients in Detroit, Downtown Plymouth, Northville, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Redford and the rest of Southeast Michigan.

NextHome Edge is a continued business venture created by the three partners in addition to their already extremely successful real estate property management company, Michigan Management. The Plymouth–based property management company is in charge of managing over 700 units monthly and built this business in just four short years.

With Sandberg as the leasing agent, Scott handling the marketing, and Roza as the manager, the three business owners met while working on the same management project.

They clicked instantly.

“We knew that all three of us had the same drive and found our style of work flow to be alike. It was natural for us to partner up and see what we could create together,” said Roza.

Originally wanting to focus strictly on property management, the partners were content to refer out business to real estate agents when it came time for their property owners to sell their property or acquire a new one.

But as the years continued, the service level from the agents in the local area became more and more frustrating to the partners. Calls were not returned. Promises went unfulfilled.

“We were disappointed in what we experienced,” said Scott. “We delivered a great experience as the property owner’s management team, but couldn’t find committed agents to deliver the same experience when it came time to sell or buy a house.”

“We knew that we could deliver a great client experience better than any existing agent in our market. We knew it was time to open our own real estate sales brokerage,” said Roza.

As a talented group of Gen X’ers, the partners knew they wanted to work with a franchise they could believe in and resonate with their team. After looking at many options, they became disenchanted with the idea.

“To be honest, I found other franchise models to be boring,” said Scott. “I didn’t see much difference between them. They all seemed cookie-cutter and none of them really stood out.”

Enter NextHome.

“As a Gen X’er, I love the fresh, new look that NextHome brings,” said Roza. “There’s nothing like this in our market. With the high focus on tech and bringing tools to our brokerage that no other franchise can match, in addition to our commitment to a great client experience, NextHome Edge will be unlike anything the Detroit market has ever seen.”

“NextHome launching in the Detroit Michigan market is very exciting for us,” said NextHome’s Vice President of Sales, Charis Moreno. “The Detroit market is considered one of the most volatile real estate markets in the US and has always been very unpredictable. Having well over 20 years of real estate experience, Jeff Scott, Kathleen Roza and Brad Sandberg will bring an amazing opportunity to the Detroit market place.”

“Having a successful property management company enables them to take their clients from renters to homeowners and ensuring they are taken care of in each phase of their real estate needs. Having the tools and integrated solutions that we provide will certainly give them the edge they need to accomplish their goals and satisfy their clients. We are excited and lucky to welcome them to the NextHome family.”

 

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.