Addressing the Elephant in the Room…

What’s the main goal of any buyer or seller?  To get to closing and settle their home buying/selling process as smoothly as possible, right?  But, what about the cost to make that happen?  It’s time to address the elephant in the room…commission.  The way real estate agents get paid is through commission, but only if […]

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NextHome in the Community

At NextHome Custom Realty, we love being able to connect with our local community.  We do so by participating in local events, joining clubs/organizations and interacting on social media.

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Carol reading to 2nd graders at Bridgeport Elementary School.
Carol interacting with a student at Bridgeport Elementary School.
Carol reading to a large group at Westridge Elementary School.

Most recently our broker and owner, Carol Smith, decided to visit with different elementary schools in Frankfort and read to 1st and 2nd graders.  LBAR (Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS®) provides the book and she takes the initiative to meet with the children and create a fun, interactive environment.  Carol said that her favorite part about the experience is seeing the excitement on their faces while she was reading to them.  She explained how when she would ask questions they would all be so so eager to answer and contribute.  Once she reads to the children, the book is donated to that school’s library.

Being involved with members of the community, even our young ones, is such an important factor in how we go about our real estate business.  Our values reflect in our actions.  We do not believe in waiting for clients to come to us, find/sell a home, collect commission and move on.  NextHome Custom Realty has more feeling in the business, hence the word “custom” in our name.  We ask, we listen, and we deliver.  Real estate transactions are one of, if not the biggest transaction people complete.  It’s an important and time consuming task.  We focus on building relationships and trust and proving that our custom strategies are like no other.

We would love to see you out and about at different events and hear from you on social media as well!  We post about events on our Facebook page and on this blog, so stay up-to-date!  You can also find us on Instagram as @nexthomecustomrealty.

Check us out and see why we are your neighborhood REALTORS®.



Have you seen us use the hashtag “#HumansOverHouses” ?  An article came out about our brokerage that just might give you insight as to why we use it.  RISMedia, the leader in real estate information, interviewed the CEO, James Dwiggins, of NextHome for their September magazine.  It is titled, Humanizing Real Estate: How NextHome Bridges […]

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Are You Settling For Less in Real Estate?

You are driving around looking for “For Sale” signs in yards. Suddenly you come across a home that seems like it could be the one. Sound familiar? Keep reading. On the sign, you see the name and contact information of a real estate agent. What do you do? If you answered with “Call the agent, duh,” this article […]

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