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NextHome PPM Realty opens in Pittsburgh, PA

NextHome PPM Realty opens in Pittsburgh, PA

From left to right: Reed Pirain, John Pirain, Renee Vasilko, and Dave Pirain
From left to right: Reed Pirain, John Pirain, Renee Vasilko, and Dave Pirain

Pleasanton, CA — May 25, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome PPM Realty. This is the fourth NextHome office opened in the state of Pennsylvania.

Based out of the South Hills area of Pittsburgh, the brokerage will be owned and operated by siblings and business partners Reed Pirain, John Pirain, David Pirain, and Renee Vasilko. They are joined on the leadership team by their mother and broker of record, Joan Pirain, as well as the brokerage’s administrative assistant, Leslie Acock.

NextHome PPM Realty is dedicated to serving the needs of clients in South Hills and the remainder of the Southwestern Pennsylvania area which encompasses more than 100 municipalities.

The Pittsburgh metropolitan population is more than 2,400,000 residents and is the 26th largest metro area in the United States.

As second-generation REALTORS®, the four siblings have been exposed to real estate their entire lives. By investing early, they have seen the advantages of owning real estate.

As kids, they started a landscaping business and pooled their profits together. When John turned 18 years old, the group bought their first real estate property. Over the years, they continued purchasing properties and built an incredible ownership portfolio.

In 1988, they started PPM Realty and ran the brokerage as a family owned real estate investment group. Originally focused on properties the family members would purchase for their own investments, the brokerage expanded in the mid-2000’s to represent friends and other investors. PPM Realty also began completing full condominium conversions of apartment complexes.

In 2017, the brokerage sold more than $57 million in real estate with 282 closed real estate sides. These numbers ranked them as the 13th most productive brokerage in all of the Pittsburgh area.

While 2017 was wildly successful, Reed and the team wanted to diversify the business and help their agents be more productive. Franchising was a way to provide more technology and service without having the re-invent the wheel.

“As we researched companies to franchise with, no one came close to what NextHome was able to offer,” recalled Reed. “The value we get as a NextHome brokerage is second to none.”

NextHome PPM Realty plans to stand apart from the competition by focusing on education and making sure their agents have the most up-to-date training and having top-notch listing and marketing standards for each and every one of their properties.

The members of NextHome PPM Realty also give back to their local community. Whether it be sponsoring the Multiple Sclerosis fundraiser walk, hosting the local city parade, or donating time to charity, the members of the brokerage are committed to giving back to the community they serve.

Please join us in congratulating the team at NextHome PPM Realty on the opening of their brand-new office location in Pittsburgh, PA!

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.

The NextHome franchise opens fourth office in Pennsylvania

The NextHome franchise opens fourth office in Pennsylvania

Dana and Thomas Price
Dana and Thomas Price

Pleasanton, CA— September 7, 2017  NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Price Point Realty. The brokerage is the fourth NextHome franchised location in the state of Pennsylvania. The company will be owned by the husband and wife team of Thomas and Dana Price.

Based in State College, NextHome Price Point Realty will provide real estate services such as single family residential sales, investment properties, and commercial sales to the areas of State College, Bellefonte, Boalsburg and the remainder of Centre County.

The borough of State College is located in the middle of Pennsylvania with equal distance between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. State College is best known for being the home to Penn State University.

Thomas started his real estate career in June of 2013 after years of working in the municipal transit industry. While working for the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA), Thomas found his inspiration in an audio CD.

“I spent a lot of time listening to Robert Kiyosaki and finding out more about investing and setting up for retirement,” said Thomas. “After learning as much as I could about setting our family up for the future, a friend suggested I look into real estate. I did and I haven’t looked back.”

After a short stint with a small local brokerage, Thomas moved to KBB Realtors – a regional brokerage located in State College. It was at that company where Thomas really began to hit his stride as a buyer’s agent for a top team at the brokerage.

In his first full year of real estate, Thomas closed 12 transactions. The following year, he left the team to become an independent agent and closed 15 homes on his own.

In 2016, Thomas focused on enhancing the real estate experience for his clients and had his best year – doubling his sales volume from the previous year. Needing additional help in servicing those client needs, Dana joined him.

The Price’s found NextHome after meeting a broker of another real estate franchise who really liked what the company had to offer.

“He shared with me that if he wasn’t already a franchisee of his current company, he would have made the move to NextHome,” recalls Thomas. “I started researching the company and really liked what I saw.”

NextHome Price Point Realty will focus on providing a personalized client experience. By providing technology-based real estate service, the agents of the brokerage can deliver more exposure for seller’s listings.

When not selling real estate, the couple donates time and resources to various local charities and organizations that include cancer research and the local Rotary Club.

Both Thomas and Dana enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking, and are avid hockey fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Please join us in congratulating Thomas, Dana and the rest of the team at NextHome Price Point Realty on the opening of their brand new NextHome office!

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 Consultants opens new office in Philadelphia, PA

NextHome Consultants opens new office in Philadelphia, PA

(from left to right) NextHome's Franchise Development Director Mackenzie Baishiki, NextHome Consultants agent Maleeka Carroll, Desiraee Davis, NextHome's CEO James Dwiggins, NextHome's VP of Sales Charis Moreno
(from left to right) NextHome’s Franchise Development Director Mackenzie Baishiki, NextHome Consultants agent Maleeka Carroll, Desiraee Davis, NextHome’s CEO James Dwiggins, NextHome’s VP of Sales Charis Moreno

Pleasanton, CA— August 24, 2017  NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Consultants. The brokerage is the third NextHome franchised location in the state of Pennsylvania. The company will be owned and operated by the real estate broker, Desiraee Davis.

Based in Philadelphia, NextHome Consultants will provide real estate services such as single family residential sales, mixed use sales, and property management to the cities of Philadelphia, Abington, Cheltenham, Glenside, Jenkintown and the remainder of the greater Philadelphia Metro Area.

With over 1.5 million residents in the city, Philadelphia is the sixth largest city by population in the United States. When including the entire Philadelphia metropolitan area, the population exceeds 6 million residents.

Davis will handle all day-to-day activities as the owner of NextHome Consultants and will have Karen Walker serve as the broker of record for the office.

In 2005, Davis started her real estate career with S.E. Armstead, an independent real estate brokerage after her friend and REALTOR®, Debbie Bennett suggested she look into becoming an agent.

“Debbie is a good friend and someone I trusted in real estate,” recalls Davis. “She said, ‘You should get into real estate. Do you know how much you would have made if you were able to close the referrals you gave me?’”

“Once she showed me how much business I sent her, I saw a great opportunity to get into real estate,” she added.

Davis started her first year of real estate part time, but when she was able to close $2.5 million in volume in one month, she knew it was time to focus solely on real estate. In 2007, she moved brokerages to accommodate her booming business.

After a two-year stint with the local RE/MAX brokerage, Davis moved to EXIT Realty in 2008 – bringing an incredible book of business built on several years of hard work and referrals.

In 2012, Davis took the initiative to open her own brokerage – Five Stone Realty. As the owner of her own business, her great reputation and track record in real estate attracted several talented agents to join her. With the brokerage at six productive agents, Davis knew she had to offer more for both her agents and clients.

“I was looking for a company that focused on real estate technology as much as I do,” said Davis. “Not only did NextHome have the technology I wanted for our brokerage, but they had the similar vision of where the industry is going.”

Besides being a community real estate resource, Davis gives back to her community in a big way.

Since 2014, Davis has sat on the Board of the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance as Secretary. The organization helps Philadelphia area children who have been sexually abused.

“I want to be a strong voice for children who are too scared to speak up for themselves,” said Davis. “I’m passionate in helping these abused children.”

“After spending time with Desiraee when she came out to California for franchisee training, I couldn’t be prouder to be in business with her,” said NextHome’s Vice President of Business Development, Imran Poladi. “To have someone of Desiraee’s caliber join an already strong network of NextHome brokers, says a lot about the quality of our company.”

Please join us in congratulating Desiraee and the rest of the team at NextHome Consultants on the opening of their brand new NextHome office!

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.

Real Estate Franchisor NextHome announces newest office location in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Real Estate Franchisor NextHome announces newest office location in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

Michael Pion
Michael Pion

Pleasanton, CA— September 20, 2016 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Capital Realty. The brokerage represents the franchise’s second location in the state of Pennsylvania.

Owned and operated by real estate veteran, Michael Pion, the Camp Hill-based brokerage will provide residential real estate services to the residents of Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg and the remainder of the Capital region of Central Pennsylvania.

Pion started his real estate career in 2000 working for a local builder. His strong sales ability created a wave of success – selling over 300 homes in a six-year period.

Looking for a new opportunity, Pion switched to resale residential sales and joined Keller Williams of Central PA in 2006.

In his very first year in resale, Pion was one of the Top Rookies and was honored nationally by Keller Williams. Pion attributed much of his early success to the skills he leaned as a new home salesperson.

Over the next ten years, Pion grew his business in both resale and new home construction. He consistently remains in the top 1% of REALTORS® in the Greater Harrisburg area in sales production. In 2015, Pion sold more than $15 million in sales volume while recently adding land development to his list of professional accomplishments. Best of all, he has been able to work alongside his wife of 15 years, Addy.

Although successful, Pion wanted to build a brokerage he could call his own.

“Both my grandfather and father were successful entrepreneurs,” said Pion. “I wanted to follow in their footsteps and be a part of something bigger. Owning my own real estate brokerage seemed like the logical next step.”

With an eye on efficiency, Pion looked at several franchise models before deciding that NextHome was the best fit for his newly formed brokerage.

“In my initial research, I was drawn to the technology, branding and marketing strengths that NextHome was bringing to the real estate industry,” said Pion.

“But it was going to the first NextHome Conference in Nashville in May 2016, that sealed the deal for me,” added Pion. “Getting to see the quality of the leadership team in person and the interaction between all of the different brokers from around the country, I knew I was where I needed to be.”

When not selling real estate, the Pions spend time with their two children – son, Avery (11 years old) and daughter, Maggie (8).

Pion describes his family as “his world” and that his focus on family before business has created the balance for optimum success.

Please join us in welcoming Michael, Addy, and the rest of the team at NextHome Capital Realty 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.

 

 

NextHome opens the first franchisee in Pennsylvania

NextHome opens the first franchisee in Pennsylvania

Mark Reale
Mark Reale

Pleasanton, CA— February 9, 2016 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Signature. The brokerage represents the first NextHome franchisee in the state of Pennsylvania.

Owned and operated by top producing real estate broker, Mark Reale, the Exton-based office will provide residential real estate services to the areas of Downingtown, West Chester, Chester Springs, Malvern, Thorndale, Kimberton, Phoenixville, Paoli, Wayne, Exton and the remainder of the surrounding counties. Exton is located approximately 25 miles east of Philadelphia, PA.

Reale started his real estate career in the early 1980’s as an investor. His first purchase was a multi-unit property, which he rehabbed and sold for a profit. Enjoying the process not only for himself, but also in analyzing the deal for other potential investors, Reale decided to become a REALTOR®. In 1983, he joined Century 21 Carr, Brown & Hess in Upper Darby, PA. Over the next three years, he helped numerous clients in addition to building his own personal real estate portfolio.

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