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NextHome Sierra Realty opens in Reno, Nevada

NextHome Sierra Realty opens in Reno, Nevada

Sarah Durbin

Pleasanton, CA — May 10, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Sierra Realty. The new brokerage represents the fifth office location opened in the state of Nevada by the NextHome franchise. The Reno-based brokerage will be owned and operated by broker Sarah Durbin.

Sarah’s team will focus on selling homes in the entire Reno region including Sparks and Lake Tahoe.

NextHome Sierra Realty will provide real estate services such as first-time buyer, investor, rehab and resale, short sales and foreclosures, traditional single-family sales, and property management.

Originally from Utah, Sarah spent more than 13 years as a high-volume property manager. Her extensive real estate property management includes the supervision of more than 1,400 properties in Utah, South Carolina, Washington, and California.

Investors continue to work with Sarah today because of her vast property management knowledge.

In 2018, she relocated to Reno to be closer to family. This move sparked an interest in expanding her real estate brokerage to include real estate sales.

“As someone who has worked investment properties for more than ten years, I really enjoy working with investors,” said Sarah. “I’ve helped long term hold investors and their property management needs but saw an opportunity to also help sell these properties when it was time. Additionally, I wanted to help acquire properties for our investors for their real estate portfolios.”

“It was a natural fit for my company to expand into real estate buying and selling,” she added. “I like working not only with experienced investors, but helping people begin investing in long term hold and fix-and-flip properties. I enjoy helping people start their journey of getting their real estate portfolio going.”

Sarah was introduced to NextHome through another NextHome franchisee. She wasn’t expecting to affiliate with another franchise after an inopportune experience with a property management franchise. However, she found NextHome to be very different.

“The tools, technology and customer service of NextHome is top notch,” said Sarah. “After spending time really researching the company, I knew that NextHome was a great company to partner with.”

At the 2019 NextHome National Conference, Sarah was honored as the 2018 Courage Award recipient. In 2017, Sarah and her husband Brian, lost their 17-year-old son to suicide. Through this tragedy and deep loss, the couple have been active in helping raise awareness to those who need help. They started a social media kindness campaign, #SammySmiles, to assist people with suicide counseling and suicide prevention.

In addition to Sammy, the couple have two wonderful children – son Kashden (age 10) and daughter Parker (age 5). The family loves to do anything outdoors, taking in all of that Northern Nevada has to offer.

“It’s an honor to have someone of Sarah’s caliber join our company,” said NextHome’s Vice President Imran Poladi. “While the professional side of Sarah is impressive, she is an even better person.”

Please join us in congratulating Sarah and the rest of the team at NextHome Sierra Realty on the opening of their NextHome office in Reno, NV!

Interested in being a part of the NextHome Real Estate Franchise? Contact VP of Sales Charis Moreno at

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome franchise opens second Nevada location

NextHome franchise opens second Nevada location

Mathieu Corbeil
Mathieu Corbeil

Pleasanton, CA— May 31, 2017 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome At Your Service. The new brokerage is the second NextHome franchise location opened in the state of Nevada.

NextHome At Your Service will be owned and operated by real estate broker, Mathieu Corbeil. The brokerage will service the areas of North Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump, Boulder City, and Mesquite.

The brokerage will focus on residential real estate services such as first time home buyers, investment properties, and multi-unit properties.

Home to nearly 700,000 residents, the Las Vegas area is one of the most visited cities in the nation. Nearly 43 million people visited Las Vegas in 2016.

As a new brokerage owner, Canadian-native Corbeil started his career in real estate several years ago.

Corbeil was a partner in a construction company in Canada before opening his own construction company – DEZAM. The company specialized in providing metal siding for commercial and residential properties.

While living in Montreal, Corbeil became familiar with Las Vegas as an investor. He purchased several properties for fix and flip in what had become a hot market. As the United States came out of the recession that began in 2007, Las Vegas was an attractive option for those looking to purchase properties in a growing city.

Knowing he wanted to move away from his construction business and full time into real estate, the Corbeil family relocated to Las Vegas. Corbeil started as a REALTOR® in 2015 with a local independent brokerage.

“I was new to the local market as a REALTOR® and wanted to get going,” recalls Corbeil. “That’s where I found out that all brokerages are not created equal. I didn’t get very much in ways of support or technology and had to find many of those resources on my own.”

Corbeil earned the trust of his clients quickly and found himself involved with the team of investors who were bringing a National Hockey League (NHL) team to Las Vegas.

In early 2017, Corbeil was ready to start his own real estate company. As an unsupported agent, he felt many times he was on his own anyway. While he was looking for real estate franchise options, his real estate coach suggested he look at NextHome.

“I had been working with my coach for some time and saw great results,” said Corbeil. “After talking with her and listening to her suggestion to check out NextHome, I was happy to have found this franchise.”

“The branding for NextHome stands out in a crowded market,” added Corbeil. “The simplicity of the technology and the value our agents will receive is second to none. I especially want to provide personal coaching and goal setting with our agents. I want to give back by providing the resources I didn’t receive when I started real estate.”

When not selling real estate, Corbeil spends time with family. He and his wife, Nicole, have two daughters –  10-year-old Laurie and 9-year-old Megane. The Corbeils love to head to Red Rock Canyon and hike the trails of the famous National Conservation area.

Please join us in welcoming Corbeil and the rest of his team at NextHome At Your Service for the opening of their new NextHome office!


Interested in being a part of the NextHome Real Estate Franchise? Contact VP of Sales Charis Moreno at


Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome expands into Nevada with NextHome Integrity

NextHome expands into Nevada with NextHome Integrity

Billy Alt
Billy Alt

Pleasanton, CA— March 29, 2016 — NextHome is proud to announce our latest addition to the franchise, NextHome Integrity. The brokerage is the first NextHome franchisee in the state of Nevada.

Owned and operated by local top-producing REALTOR®, Billy Alt, the Las Vegas-based brokerage will provide residential real estate services to the areas of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, and Boulder City.

The Las Vegas metropolitan area is home to over 2 million residents.

Born in Long Island, New York, Alt worked for over a decade in marketing and promotion for various nightclubs. In addition to working with local New York nightclubs, he also provided marketing services to clubs in Las Vegas and Cancun, Mexico.

After more than a decade in the entertainment industry, Alt was looking for a change. He always had a passion for real estate, just had to decide where to settle down and set up shop.

Two options were in front of him – Phoenix, Arizona or Las Vegas. Based on his familiarity with the city, along with the projected growth of population, Alt chose to move to Las Vegas to start his real estate career.

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