NextHome Realty Now opens in Ludington

May 15, 2024

LUDINGTON — NextHome Realty Now recently opened at 612 S. Washington Avenue, serving clients in Ludington, Pentwater, Silver Lake, Whiskey Creek, and throughout Mason, Oceana and Manistee counties. 

NextHome Realty Now offers a trusted resource for residential and commercial real estate, land development, relocation, second homes, investment opportunities and more.

The franchise is owned by husband-and-wife team Kevin and Carrie Rae Bishop. Kevin’s extensive background in sales and real estate investing became the foundation for his successful career as a realtor that began 2018. He obtained his brokerage license last summer. 

Kevin and Carrie Rae moved to Whiskey Creek in the winter of 2004. That spring, Kevin began the arduous journey of single-handedly building their own log home, an accomplishment of which they are both extremely proud. In 2006, Kevin began flipping homes in the Ludington area.  These life-changing experiences afforded Kevin the vast knowledge necessary to be an effective and skilled realtor able to properly determine property value and assess exactly what’s needed for good returns on investments. Combine that knowledge with Kevin’s longtime career in sales prior to 2004, and you have a real estate broker who is able to skillfully guide clients through the sales and purchases of their own properties.  

To date, Kevin and Carrie Rae have owned over 50 investment properties of their own, and Kevin has had over 115 successful real estate closings — all before taking their next big step in real estate.  

“By the time I turned to real estate full-time, houses were something I knew inside and out,” Kevin said. “I knew about mechanics, roofs, siding, remodeling kitchens and baths, and everything else that comes with the physical aspects of a home. I am happy to use that knowledge to guide people toward great properties, or away from bad investments.” As a full-time realtor, Kevin has been building a reputation of integrity, truthfulness, and an unparalleled expertise in the real estate field. “I enjoy helping people have immediate equity in their homes by pointing out minor adjustments that can instantly elevate their investments,” Kevin said.  

“Kevin is known in our area as more than a realtor,” Carrie Rae said. “He goes above and beyond to help people with every aspect of their land development or home purchase or sale. From beginning to end, he makes the process run smoothly for his clients.”  

As demand for his services continued to grow, Kevin and Carrie Rae knew they needed a professional franchise partner to take their business to the next level. After interviewing a handful of franchises, they easily put their trust in NextHome.  “NextHome gave us everything we wanted.” Kevin said. “We are thrilled to have their training and marketing tools. Those support pieces position us really well to expand our business by generating more leads and recruiting new agents. What NextHome offers everyone is affordable and amazing.”

Whether you are looking for your first home, forever home, retirement paradise, or investment property, NextHome Realty Now offers the expertise and honesty that everyone wants.

Kevin and Carrie Rae have been married for 20 years and have a son Sawyer, who is 13. 


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