With more than a dozen years’ experience as a real estate agent, Kerry Dunn was sitting on the fence, considering his next steps. Eventually, Kerry found himself at a real estate convention in Las Vegas where he met many members of the NextHome family.
“I think I’ve always considered owning my own brokerage but never found the right fit before,” said Dunn. “I truly felt that everyone loved the company and the tools they offered.”
Today, Kerry is the proud broker of record for NextHome Excel, and the ninth NextHome agent in the state of Kansas. NextHome Excel will serve the Wichita area.
Dunn says he’s excited about the opportunity to grow his own firm and to help other agents grow their business. He believes many of the things that attracted him to NextHome will help him attract motivated, quality agents, including the company’s lead-generation tools, which includes an agent website, reports, and marketing materials that are often not provided or only made available for an extra fee at other agencies.
While he’s already talking to agents about the benefits NextHome provides, he expects it will be several months before he’s ready to bring agents on board.
Dunn has extensive experience with all types of residential transactions, from new-home buyers, residential relocation, to investment properties. However, he is also able to help with investment properties, home flipping, and Air Force Base relocations.
Dunn began his career in 1993, building a successful moving business with his brother Roger Dunn. Advantage Movers helps facilitate smooth transitions for people across the Wichita area. The company is still around and serving movers today. Helping people through those transitions in their lives sparked Dunn to think about a career in real estate.
“I took care of the contents of the house that made it a home,” Dunn said. “I started wanting to take care of the home itself.”
About 25 years ago the brothers began buying homes, rehabbing them, and building a rental-property business. In 2007, Dunn got his real estate license and began a career as a real estate agent.
Dunn has worked with various national brokers and small boutique firms including Coldwell Banker.
In 2007, at the beginning of Kerry’s real estate career, the nation was hit hard by the Great Recession. Dunn kept his head down, and through hard work and ingenuity built a reputation he could be proud of. Today, Dunn closes about 40 deals per year.
“A lot of my success was good-old-fashioned prospecting,” Kerry said, adding that much of his business as an agent was referral-based.
Kerry and his wife Kimberly are the proud parents of two children and the grandparents of two grandsons. Outside of work, Kerry enjoys helping his wife and daughter with their cosmetology business and watching his grandson’s internet cooking show – “Cooking with Khemari.” As a hobby, Kerry also creates and sells his own bottled spice blends.