Homes in Kent County Delaware are selling very quickly and our inventory is extremely limited. This housing market update compiles all of the data for the listings in the Kent County area, even those properties that may not be very desirable. The reality we are seeing is that homes that are priced appropriately and that are ready to move into, are selling within days or even hours!
Pleasanton, CA — February 7, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Preferred. The brokerage represents the very first office location opened in the state of Delaware for the NextHome franchise.
The brokerage will be led by broker/owner Bobbi Slagle. She and her administrative team will handle all day-to-day operations for the company.
The team at NextHome Preferred will handle all types of residential property sales such as first-time home buyers, investors, military and veteran services, land, relocation, foreclosures, short sales, and all forms of residential sales of 1-4 units.
Located in central Delaware, the Dover-based NextHome Preferred brokerage is located within a 90-minute drive of most major cities in the region such as Philadelphia, Baltimore and Atlantic City. Dover is the capital of Delaware and is the second largest city in the state, with nearly 40,000 residents.
The brokerage will service various areas throughout Central Delaware including all of Kent County, which encompasses the cities of Dover, Magnolia, Harrington, Milford, Camden, Bowers Beach, Clayton, Farmington, Felton, Smyrna, Hartly, Houston, as well as parts of the bordering counties of New Castle and Sussex.
Dover is home to the Dover International Speedway where various NASCAR events are held yearly. Additionally, the Dover Air Force Base is one of the most heavily used military bases on the Northern East Coast and a large part of the community of Kent County.
A REALTOR® since 2004, Bobbi started her career in Dover with a large nationally franchised office for the first three years. Doing very well, she moved on to the boutique firm, First Class Properties, where she used the company’s innovation and community commitment to further advance her personal business.
In 2009, Bobbi attained her broker’s license and was promoted to be the broker/manager for the 15-agent brokerage from 2011 until 2016. Even though she led the company as the broker and office manager, Bobbi was still able to sell real estate at a high level. From 2007 on, Bobbi has ranked in the top 10% of all REALTORS® in Kent County.
“Leading my colleagues taught me a lot about how to help others achieve their goals by adapting to various personalities and learning how to best communicate with different agents with different needs,” said Bobbi. “I’m most proud of our agents who worked extremely hard and pushed through what was a down market in the early 2010s.”
In January 2016, when the local Brokerage affiliated with a franchise, Bobbi felt the need to make a move to RE/MAX Horizons in Dover to free up some time to focus more on her family and lead a small team. In the two years at the company, Bobbi increased her personal sales to more than 30 transactions a year and grew her property management business, 5 Star Property Management, as well.
“Our 5 Star Realty Group team was doing really well, but I saw an opportunity and a need in our local market for a brokerage that would provide guidance, leadership, accountability and growth for real estate agents.”
After a lot of discussion and research, Bobbi found NextHome by accident.
“I was actually trying to research a different real estate franchise when I stumbled upon NextHome,” she said. “Other companies didn’t make me feel good about what they offered. But after taking some time and looking at NextHome.com, I was very intrigued.”
“Since the moment I was able to speak with the team at NextHome, I’ve been extremely happy with every step along the way since. It’s been very exciting to be aligned with a company with the same consumer focused values at the core of what they do.”
Bobbi loved the clean branding, the standardization of marketing, the high-level technology, and the professionalism the company created and maintained.
Bobbi has spent years perfecting her craft through education and certifications. She has earned accreditations such as Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), the Military Residential Specialist (MilRES), and the Military Relocation Professional Designation to name just a few.
She has also made a commitment to volunteering in her local real estate board as not only a member of the Board of Directors but she’s served on the Kent County Association of REALTORS® (KCAR) Professional Standards Committee, the Education Committee, the TREND MLS Board of Directors and in 2018, Bobbi was awarded the REALTOR® of the Year.
Bobbi and her husband Charles have been married for 15 years. Between the two of them, they have three children – daughters Amber (19 years old) and Madison (15) and son Wesley (18). The family loves to travel and recently took a trip to Costa Rica and Jamaica.
Please join us in congratulating Bobbi and the rest of the team at NextHome Preferred on their new NextHome office in Dover, DE!
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.
When it comes to moving, the struggle unfortunately isn’t over once you’ve found your new home. Whether it’s changing your address, finding home service providers, or simply packing up your life into boxes, every step of the moving process is tedious, time consuming, and downright stressful.
To help simplify your move, I’m offering Updater to all of my clients! In case you haven’t heard of it, Updater is a web app that allows you to save time – and stay organized – during the moving process.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR UPDATER ACCOUNT:
Connect Utilities & Home Services
Updater connects you to the utilities providers you need to set up in your new home. Additionally, Updater’s personalized Moving Concierge helps you find the best deals on Internet, cable, phone, and other home services in your area. Updater can even schedule installation on your behalf!
Find and Book a Reputable Moving Company
Updater helps you compare, schedule in-home estimates, and book trustworthy, pre-approved moving companies.
Forward Your Mail
Save the trip to the Post Office by filling out your official USPS mail forwarding form directly within Updater.
Update Your Accounts and Records
Frequent flyer accounts, alumni associations, magazine subscriptions — Updater makes it easy to notify the businesses and organizations you care about of your new address.
Send Moving Announcements
Don’t forget to keep friends and family in the loop! Updater’s digital moving announcements let you add a personal message and even link to your new address on Google Maps.
Claim Exclusive Moving Deals
Updater helps you compare, schedule in-home estimates, and book trustworthy, pre-approved moving companies
Moving is stressful enough as it is, and I hope that offering Updater will make the process a little bit easier!
Effective January 1, 2019, Delaware has mandated that the real estate closing attorneys not only need to have the Seller complete Delaware Form 5403, but they also must collect any capital gains due from the Seller. This means they can deduct the estimated tax due from your proceeds at the time of settlement. This effects OUT OF STATE Sellers including LLCs and Corporations and those moving out of State.
Thank you to Andy Taylor of Copeland Taylor in Wilmington, DE for this short explanation video.