A lifelong resident of Tangipahoa Parish, Mitch Crayton has been a driving force in his community as a business owner, real estate agent, property owner, and consultant. With over 18 years experience in the local real estate market and over 10 years as General Manager at another local dominant real estate company, he is well-established as an expert on buying, selling and marketing property. During his previous tenure, that real estate company was the dominant real estate brokerage in its markets, dwarfing even its nearest competitor. Mitch has provided hundreds of professional price opinions for banks and corporate clients, overseen both residential and commercial development projects from planning to marketing, and continues to buy and sell personal investment property as well. When handling a project, there is no detail overlooked: whether appearing before the Parish Council, showing property to buyers, coordinating contractors or developing marketing strategies to draw in new business, Mitch Crayton's attention detail is impeccable.
Jeannie’s career in real estate spans a wide range from New Construction Sales, Commercial Sales & Development, Foreclosure Properties, and both Buyer’s and Seller’s Representation. With over 12 years’ experience, she has the perfect combination of experience and industry knowledge with the technological know how. “We commit to pushing the limits in customer service, professionalism, responsiveness and will utilize the most cutting edge technology in the industry to achieve that. If you strive to be the best, and want to have fun while doing it, NextHome Real Estate Professionals is the place for you. Join us as we create something special.”
After 15 years in the medical field I decided to leap into a new career as a Realtor. I am driven and ready to assist you in all of your real estate needs. Being a mother of two I have the compassion and patience to help you find that perfect home and/or to sell your home for the right price. Thanks in advance for allowing me to assist you and letting me be a part of this big milestone in your life! I truly appreciate each client! As a full time professional real estate agent, I pride myself on offering superior personal service before, during and after your transaction. Knowledge, commitment, honesty, expertise and professionalism are the cornerstone of my business. Let me earn your trust, your business and most importantly your friendship. Don’t make another move without me. I guarantee you will see the difference quality service makes. I look forward to working with you!
Liesha is a full time real estate agent that has lived in South Louisiana for the last 15 Years. Her knowledge of residential and commercial construction is a valuable asset in assisting her clients with their real estate transactions. She prides herself on creating as smooth of a transaction as possible and more importantly, providing her clients with a great experience. A strong work ethic, availability, honesty, knowledge of the market, and commitment to her clients is the cornerstone to her business.
After 20 years in nursing, Monica chose a career that she enjoyed and would still allow her to be a wife and mother to her two boys. She chose to be a realtor. This career allows her to combine her enjoyment of helping others, with a career she enjoys. She has also surrounded herself with a group of real estate agents and a broker that have many, many years of experience in the industry. She has a saying that applies at home, on the baseball field and at work. “One person can’t win a game, it takes whole team.” Monica chose NextHome Real Estate Professionals as her team, and she feels like she hit a HOMERUN!
Shawna Ehret has been an agent for over 20 years. She has been awarded several prestigious real estate awards and designations, including "TOP PRODUCING" Realtor in Louisiana. Shawna is Licensed in both Louisiana & Mississippi. "Buying or Selling your home is one of the most important financial decisions you can make. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, be dedicated, be honest and authentic in our dealings, and work with you to sell your home! Meet with me and let me show you how we can make a difference in your real estate experience"
Having lived in the area my entire life I have seen the ups and downs of the real estate market. I can relate first hand with the emotions that comes with buying or selling a home. I learned of my passion for real estate as my Husband and I built, sold, and flipped many homes. Real Estate is what I do! As a full time professional real estate agent with a 18 year record of helping clients buy or sell. I am known for honesty, strong attention to detail, and most importantly ensuring a positive experience for all parties during the transaction. Helping my clients make the best decision possible on one of their largest investments is my number one priority. I strive not only to be a success, but to be of great value to my clients each and every day.
Sergio is a ten year veteran of the real estate industry, and has a vast knowledge of both Residential & Commercial Real Estate. Sergio also has experience with appraisals.
Patricia has provided outstanding customer service in the home and construction industry for years. She was a New Home Specialist with Cretin Homes where she met with hundreds and hundreds of prospective customers - many post Katrina - and provided them with information about the company, the homes, possible modifications and the construction process. Most recently Pat was a Lowe’s Pro Service Specialist, she provided commercial customers - the contractors, property managers, landlords and flippers - with unparalleled customer service and attention to detail.
Johnnie has been a real estate professional since 1996 and has lived in Hammond area all his life. He can serve all your needs in selling or buying. Johnnie handles residential sales, leasing and commercial property. He is also a member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, and a Board member for the Richard Murphy Hospice House. Johnnie is an active Harley rider and member of HOG. He has many years of management experience and can answer any questions that you may have concerning real estate needs. Johnnie takes pride in helping the clients he serves as well as the real estate professionals in the community. I am glad to be a part of a family oriented office here at NextHome Real Estate Professionals and to be able to serve anyone in the market with all their real estate needs.
Stephen is a Ponchatoula High Graduate, and family man with 3 amazing children. He has lived in Tangipahoa for over 30 years. His unique experience includes 20+ years in construction, shoring, and elevation of properties. All of that knowledge and experience has brought him to his true passion which is helping people find there dream home, or next investment property.
Marcus is a 16 year veteran of the construction industry, and has a deep understanding and appreciation of the building process. He knows every facet involved, and is looking forward to bringing his extensive knowledge to his clients.
Brianne’s expertise is in social media advertising, and add placement for some of the largest companies in the United States. This experience and knowledge has helped propel her real estate career into what it is today. Taking that knowledge and implementing the strategies into marketing a home for a client gives her an excellent advantage to accomplishing her sellers goal, which is to get there home SOLD. If you are considering a move, and would like to discuss some of the latest cutting edge marketing strategies she can implement to get the most exposure to your home, don’t hesitate to call her.
Beth epitomizes integrity, hard work, and outstanding service for her clients. While she has been awarded for best in sales and excellent customer care, at the center of her greatest achievements is her devotion to God, to her husband Craig, and to her four sons, Christian, Jordan, Grant, and Joel. Together her family has served the Hammond area for nearly two decades through the ministry of Eagle Heights Community Church. “People need to know that someone genuinely cares and has their best interest at heart, whether that comes through something as simple as a meal, or through a very important real estate transaction.”
Richard brings a "can do" & "customer first" attitude to his customers in the Real Estate business. Richard has developed & managed a variety of Real Estate Investments including single family residential restorations, modular home construction, multi-family residential subdivision development, & commercial property development experience in these areas gives his customers the benefit thorough understanding of Real Estate & the Real Estate process. His experience in these areas gives his customers the benefit thorough understanding of Real Estate & the Real Estate process.
A veteran of the real estate profession since 2002. TC is a hardworking, knowledgeable real estate agent that specializes in the Independence, Amite, Kentwood, & Mississippi markets. Licensed in Louisiana & Mississippi.
A Louisiana native, In 2011 Jessica graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the College of Business at Southeastern Louisiana University . From there she began purchasing investment properties and renovating some of these properties for sale and rent nationwide. Through her experience in this field and first hand insight you can be guaranteed someone who work for you through the process of purchasing a home whether it be for dwelling or investment purposes. Jessica became a licensed agent in 2018 to share her knowledge and help buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. Purchase and sell with confidence knowing your personal information will be respected.
We are excited to announce the latest addition to the NextHome Real Estate Professionals family. Rick Elder is senior pastor of First Baptist Roseland. He also serves as a chaplain in the NFL, NBA and MLS. He has been working in southeast Louisiana the last seven years by way of Maryland. He got into the business to help people with their large life decisions of purchasing/selling a home, land or commercial real estate. Character and integrity are of highest importance in his personal and professional dealings. He looks forward to answering questions and helping your sort through all your real estate thoughts and dreams.
We are so excited to announce that Heather Ribando a 13 year veteran of the real estate industry has joined NextHome Real Estate Professionals in Hammond, La. Heather specializes in Residential, Commercial, & Vacant Land Sales.
Samir Patel has been deeply rooted in Tangipahoa Parish his entire life. He attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he majored in environmental biology and was an active member of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity. He has a strong background in hospitality management and services, and prides himself in his high level of customer service he gives to his to his clients.
Kevin has a deep root in the New Orleans community, while expanding his area in the entire state of Louisiana and Mississippi along with other surrounding markets. He spent his first 6 years in the REO and property management world, expanding his company into one of the largest in the state, gaining knowledge on renovations and new constructions along the way. Kevin then decided to get his real estate license, to expand his knowledge of the market as a whole. He specializes in large Multi Family transactions, RV and Mobile Home parks along with all Commercial and Residential Real Estate. He has become one of the top producers for the last 3 years in his industry with no end in sight. As a full time real estate agent, Kevin also prides himself on customer satisfaction, building relationships and earning respect from his clients based on his knowledge of the industry. Let him earn your business by proving he is one of the most knowledgeable in his field. Let’s do business!
My name is Valli Harry. I have lived in the New Orleans area since 1978 where I attended Grace King High School & the University of New Orleans. My husband and I moved to Livingston parish in 2005. Our home, which I refer to as my little slice of heaven, is in Springfield. Prior to becoming a Realtor, I worked in the sales & service industry over 30 years. I look forward to helping you with all your real estate needs!
Mary Strickland is a seasoned veteran in the real estate industry, beginning her career over 30 years ago. Born and raised in Kentwood, Mary is very familiar with the real estate market in this area. Residential is her specialty, but she enjoys doing commercial real estate as well. Along with being a talented agent, Mary has many talents outside of real estate. She is well versed in acting and music and is very good at creative sewing. Mary has been awarded countless awards over the years for her sales, including top producer awards and many others. Call Mary for all of your real estate needs!
Born and raised for the first 10 years in Cairo, Egypt and Athens, Greece. My Parents were from worlds apart. Dad, native to Louisiana, gave me the strength to never give up, work hard while taking pride in what I do. My mom, native to Egypt, gave me the love of meeting people and the gathering of family and friends around the table. Being bilingual, I have had the best of both worlds. My parents came from places far apart yet similar in many ways. One similarity of these countries is giving back. My experience in both countries has instilled in me to consider others before myself. It was a privilege to receive so many experiences that shaped me to be the sincere person I am today. I have been an active member of this community for 31 years, and I am so excited to be turning that community focus toward real estate. Prior to Real estate I served in the medical field as a Radiology Clerk, Patient Account Coordinator, and finally Pharmacy Technician. These careers gave me the ability to utilize my love for helping people. With a passion for service I am ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Next Home Real Estate Professionals Family, I will carry the values and hard work, integrity and outstanding client service into everything I do. When I am not making home ownership dreams come true for my clients, I enjoy spending time doing all things outdoors and spending quality time with my children. I have lived in the Mandeville area with my supportive husband of 10 years and am graced with 3 little blessings and my teen daughter who has taken her caring disposition from me. As a full time professional real estate agent, I pride myself on offering superior personal service before, during and after your transaction. Knowledge, commitment, honesty, expertise and professionalism are the cornerstone of my business. Let me earn your trust, your business and most importantly your friendship. Don’t make another move without me. I guarantee you will see the difference quality service makes. I look forward to working with you!
As a full time professional real estate agent, I pride myself on offering superior personal service before, during and after your transaction. Knowledge, commitment, honesty, expertise and professionalism are the cornerstone of my business. Let me earn your trust, your business and most importantly your friendship. Don’t make another move without me. I guarantee you will see the difference quality service makes. I look forward to working with you!
Kristye has been a licensed real estate agent for over 15 years in Louisiana, Texas, and Maryland. Some of her favorite experiences as an agent includes 10 years in new construction sales, working with many first time homebuyers. Kristye’s background also consists of 4 years as a mortgage loan originator and 4 years in education as a teacher. This experience serves as a valuable asset in Kristye’s ability to help clients and guide them completely through the real estate process. Kristye appreciates the responsibility she has with each client and feels it is very important to give each client the best home buying and selling experience possible. She believes honesty and integrity along with a strong work ethic and knowledge of the market always provides the best buying and selling experience.
I have been a realtor for 13 years. Helping people realize their dreams with passion, transparency and understanding their desires.
As a professional realtor, I will always bring an abundance of energy, patience, dedication and passion for real estate and for my clients. I am an excellent listener and communicator as I guide my clients through each step of the buying and selling process. Please allow me to earn your trust and your business. I will always stay on top of the details to provide a smooth and easy transaction. I guarantee you will see the difference quality service makes. I look forward to working with you!
"I am a born entrepreneur and have a zest for life and meeting new people. My life has taken me from Bogalusa, to Amite, and now Ponchatoula where I reside with my husband, Bo Jenkins, and 2 beautiful children. While I studied Business Management at Southeastern Louisiana University, I was a member of the Lionette dance team. I also had the privilege to be a cheerleader for the New Orleans Hornets Honeybees and the New Orleans Saints Saintsations. I was honored to complete a USO tour in Iraq and Kuwait for our US Military. My experience owning my own business for 13 years has successfully prepared me to provide loyal and care to new real estate clients and customers."
Melissa has a diverse resume extending from financial aid counseling, teaching in elementary, high school, and college classrooms, to appraising and selling real estate in the tri-parish area. The common thread and her expertise in her professional endeavors is individual needs assessments, situation/data analysis, and connection with her students and clients. Strong written and verbal communications are extremely important in mediating, negotiating, and facilitating real estate transactions, and Melissa is dedicated to bringing the best to the table every day. Customer service, empowering clients, and meeting needs and expectations are always the main goals when working with her buyers and sellers.
Sydney is a born native of Louisiana living in her hometown for the last 20 years! Her passion for Real Estate and helping people motivated her to become a Realtor for NextHome Real Estate Professionals. “It is fulfilling to be able to make people visions/dreams come true. Whether that is finding someone’s dream home or ideal investment/business location, I want people to enjoy this process without all the stress.” Furthermore, her knowledge in digital marketing and 5 years of experience in the service industry have proven to be valuable assets when it comes in assisting her clients with their Real Estate needs. She prides herself in her ability to create a smooth, fast, and stress-free home buying/selling process for her customers.
A native of Louisiana, Blair has lived on both the Northshore and Southshore, which gives her an edge when it comes to familiarity with locations on either side of Lake Pontchartrain. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a BA in Organizational Communications and began her real estate career in New Orleans years later and has been a licensed realtor for over six years. When she isn't constantly on the go, Blair likes to enjoy her spare time with her rescue dog Pumpkin, visit gallery openings, play tourist in her own city, travel to the East Coast and West Coast, and watch live music. Contact Blair if you're interested in buying, selling, or renting, or for any related questions to help you along the way.
Alexa brings over ten years of versatile professional experience to her Real Estate Career, including Business Management Accounting, Marketing/Advertising, Title Work, and Customer Service. Alexa grew up in the Hammond area and currently resides with her family in Madisonville. She loves being a mom, both to her precious daughter + four fur babies, spending time on the river, and football season. “My dedication to customer service, passion for effective communication, strong values of integrity, and organizational talents give me the confidence to provide a seamless real estate transaction for my clients. I can’t wait to do business with you!”
Maryann Kavanagh Bruno is a native of New Orleans who has lived in St. Tammany for over 22 Years. She is a proud UNO graduate and CPA. Her passion for new challenges and love for developing an idyllic environment that families will call home has motivated her to pursue a career in real estate.
Lynsie is a fourth generation Hammond entrepreneur and an alumni of SLU. She grew up in a family of local real estate developers and builders, and is continuing the family tradition throughout Tangipahoa and surrounding Parishes. She has a degree in business management and has worked in construction project management, marketing, and interior design, while also buying, improving and selling her own real estate investments. This has provided her with the knowledge and experience she is able to offer you today as an agent. She knows what sells houses and can help you ready your home for a sale. She can also see the potential in a property and has the knowledge of what it would take to reach it. This allows her to offer buyers, sellers, and investors a unique and personalized experience that prioritizes their interest while maximizing their equity. Her honesty, loyalty, hard work, and passion for real estate will assure you the best seat at the closing table!
I'm 26 years old, born and raised in Independence, Louisiana. I’ve lived there my entire life. I attended Southeastern Lousiana University for 2 and a half years, majoring in Kinesiology. I play semi-pro football for the Louisiana Lighting out of New Orleans, I’m entering my 3rd season. My hobbies include sports, working out, and being in the outdoors. I’ve worked at Sherwin Williams for 6 years, over 3 of those years as a store manager. While working at Sherwin Williams, I’ve gained tons of experience from working with contractors, builders, and homeowners on a daily basis, and I’ve built many relationships from this. I look forward to my real estate duties by working with my clients and helping them find the NextHome they deserve.
Over the past 5 years, Hammond has become my home. I graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with my bachelor's degree, along with a concentration in sales. I am proud to be a second generation realtor and the daughter of a residential home builder. This has led to knowledge of the construction and selections process and has allowed me to experience all aspects of buying and selling a home. I have a keen eye for details and passion for negotiations. To me, buying a home is not just a real estate transaction it is the realization of a dream!
Leslie Montana begins her journey at NEXT HOME REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS as a new Realtor after 20 plus years in the medical field. As one of the Southshore’s busiest 911 dispatchers, she has learned the value of PRIORITIZING! Whether your buying or selling, Leslie now wants to make your desires for the perfect dream home and your needs to maximize your investment dollars a PRIORITY! Always at the top of her class. Let Leslie’s successes work for you!
Tristan is a committed Realtor located on the Northshore. A Louisiana native, she grew up in Ponchatoula and takes pride in her community. She is a dedicated wife of 15 years, and mother to their 13 year old son. Tristan spent 8 years in the medical field as an office administrator and surgical coordinator. She enjoyed creating connections with patients and being a part of their health journey. Her time in healthcare lead her to discover a passion for serving others. If you are a friend of Tristan’s, you know that she will always have your best interest in mind and will go above and beyond to help you reach your goals. When Tristan isn’t in the office or showing houses, you can find her at a SLU softball game, down the river, or relaxing with family and friends. Her compassion for others and zeal for life is sure to put you at ease. You can count on her to walk you through any process, keep you informed, and get the job done while wearing a smile.
James Alexander Dunn a native of St. Helena Parish, has 6 years experience in construction, James attended Mississippi College majored in kinesiology and is now a member of the Bayou Lacombe Cardinals semi pro football team out of Lacombe, LA. As a hard worker James is looking to help anyone in the market to buy or sell their NextHome!
Will is a proud graduate from the College of Business at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is a native of the Northshore area bringing a myriad of experiences and passions to the forefront. Over the years, he has worked alongside contractors in the oil and gas industry to maintain safety requirements that ensure each worker gets home safely. His sales consultant and marketing knowledge has prepared him to provide the very best to his clients. His passion for meeting new people and educating clients during their most important purchase is what brought him into Real Estate. As your NextHome agent, Will brings to the table a detail-oriented mindset, with a patient and trustworthy character while making decisions calmly and confidently ensuring clients feel secure and supported throughout your home buying experience.
Jada is a real estate agent in Hammond, born and raised in Louisiana. She transitioned into real estate from nursing. Jada has always enjoyed helping others and is so excited to turn that focus to her real estate clients. She carries the values of hard work, integrity, and provides outstanding service in everything she does. Her strengths as an agent include her caring and compassionate nature, and her knowledge of the local real estate market. In her off-time Jada enjoys spending time traveling and creating new memories. “A house is made of walls and beams, a home is built with love and dreams”
Christy Whitaker is an entrepreneur along with her husband and 3 beautiful children. She is a lifelong resident of Tangipahoa Parish with over 19 years of real estate experience as a licenser realtor, residential contactor & developer, and investor. She is excited to join the NextHome Team as she continues to help buyers and sellers with their real estate needs.
As a Nexthome Real Estate Professional, I am committed to not just helping you find a home, but the home of your dreams. As a lifelong resident of Tangipahoa Parish and a graduate of Hammond High and Southeastern Louisiana University, I am very familiar with this area and surrounding communities. Whether you are buying or selling a home, or even have questions about the local market, I am willing to offer my advice and answer any questions you may have. Being a former teacher with 25 years of experience, I have perfected organization skills, thoroughness, and being detail-oriented. Having access to all listings, outstanding marketing strategies, and cutting-edge technology, I promise to work hard to make your experience as smooth and pleasant as possible. I would love to be your next realtor and be the one to help you achieve your dreams. Please call or email me today!
Originally from Lafayette, Maurie moved to Abita Springs after earning her Bachelors of Science degree from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She married her high school sweetheart, who is a New Orleans native contractor. Together they have been investing in real estate, including rental properties and flipping houses. With her professional background, as well as personally being a real estate investor, multi-tasking, handling fast-paced work environments, and strong organization skills are values she thrives on. In her free time, she enjoys anything outdoors including riding her horses, boat rides with her dogs, and cook outs with family and friends. “As a homebody myself, I understand and treasure the importance of finding the perfect house to turn into your home
Shawn Farmer is looking forward and excited to be turning his focus toward real estate. With a passion for service in the north shore area, Shawn Farmer is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud member of the Next Home family, Shawn Farmer carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything he does. When Shawn Farmer is not making homeownership dreams come true for his clients, he enjoys spending time with family and friends. Shawn Farmer lives in Ponchatoula with his children: Shawn Farmer Jr. (20), Jared Farmer (17), Lycan Farmer (11), and Lyvia Farmer (9). Also, Shawn Farmer's mother, Diane Farmer, lives in Ponchatoula too. Shawn Farmer's aunt Maryann Bardwell and uncle Gene Bardwell live in the Robert area.
I took the test to be a realtor 17 years ago, while employed as a Firefighter. E.M.T. After 32 years in the fire service, I retired and became a full time realtor. I have been married for 18 years, I have two sons and four grandsons. The profession of being a firefighter is about helping people, being a realtor in the same thing. I enjoy helping young people just starting out in life to find their perfect home and retired couples who are wanting to scale down to a smaller home. My hobbies include hunting, fishing and riding my Harley Davidson. I am a member of the Amite Chamber of Commerce and a life long resident of Tangipahoa Parish. I am the President of Red Knights La Chapter 4, a motorcycle club consisting of firefighters and a member of the Hammond Harley Owner Group.
Peyton Cooper is a new licensed agent with experience in residential and commercial construction. Originally from New Orleans, Peyton moved to Hammond to attend Southeastern Louisiana University. After graduation, he fell in love with the wonderful community in the Northshore and decided to grow new roots by diving into what inspired him the most. Currently working as a construction project manager, Peyton is able to bring the skills, connections and insight on how to detect the potential in a property and what it takes to make it your dream home. His vision will not only inspire you but it will allow you to have the house you always wished for, while maximizing your equity. Peyton’s integrity, hard work, and passion is what makes him the perfect choice for you real estate journey.
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