Meet the Associates of NextHome At The Lakes!

Want to know more about the staff of NextHome At The Lakes? One thing stands true – they work hard to truly connect with their clients when helping them buy or sell their NextHome At The Lakes. Read more about what each has to offer below.

 

 

 

Broker/Owner Katie Slater: 

“I grew up in Correctionville, Iowa just east of Sioux City. When I was younger, my family vacationed at Okoboji with friends and in 1987 my parents bought a cabin on the lake with 50′ of East Okoboji Lakeshore for under $50,000. WOW, how land prices have changed in 30 years! Ever since then, I have loved Okoboji and moved here full time in 1996 after graduating from Iowa State University. I owned 2 daycare centers and taught preschool in the lakes area from 1997 until 2009.

I have been a licensed REALTOR in the Iowa Great Lakes area since March 2008 and started my own brokerage NextHome At The Lakes in March 2016.  I am very involved with the REALTOR organization serving as president of my local Board of Realtors in 2013 and 2014 and am currently President Elect of the Northwest Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS.  I was a director for the Iowa Association of REALTORS in 2013 and 2014 and currently am serving as IAR Regional Vice President for Region 1. In 2016, I was on the Resort and Second Homes Real Estate Committee for the National Association of REALTORS and in 2017 I  serve on NAR’s Idea Exchange Council for Brokers. Because of my involvement at the local, state and national levels, I was voted as REALTOR of the year for my local association in 2014.In my spare time, I love watching sporting events but especially the Iowa State Cyclones and Minnesota Vikings and Twins.  I also enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews and my 150 pound Boerboel (South African Mastiff), Buddy.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 and helping you find your NextHome At The Lakes!”

 

 

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REALTOR Rachael Kies:

“As a full time professional real estate agent, I pride myself on offering superior personal service before, during and after your transaction. I have a reputation of building strong long-lasting relationships with clients. I have obtained this by being honest, trustworthy and available when a client needs attention. Whether it’s just a quick question, or you are interested in a property, I will do what it takes to get you the answer you are looking for.

Buying a home is the most exciting (and sometimes scary) purchase in a person or family’s life! Selling a home is also just as exciting, whether you are upscaling or downsizing. Our home needs change throughout our lifetime and I am so excited to be selling Real Estate in such a wonderful area like The Lakes!! If you or any of your loved ones are looking for a REALTOR, please share my name. I hope to be a part of your NextHome At The Lakes!”

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REALTOR Mitzy Johnson:

“In 2016, I moved from Minnesota to Iowa and settled into The Lakes area. Shortly after moving here, I decided to pursue my lifelong passion to become a licensed REALTOR.  Recently, I joined the team at NextHome at the Lakes and excitedly began my new career!

Throughout my life, I moved frequently, giving me an appreciation for new areas and making houses become homes where memories are created.With my background in administration, helping others achieve their goals by offering superior personal service, before, during and after their home sale or purchase is important to me. Attention to detail, integrity, and professionalism are foundational to my business.In my leisure time, you will find me spending time with my wonderful husband, visiting my children and adorable grandchildren, being involved in church, biking, walking the trails with Maverick (our American Shepherd), or discovering area parks.I look forward to working with you and helping you navigate through your next home transition!”

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REALTOR Mike Hemiller:

“I can’t wait to assist you as a buyer or a seller from start to finish. Using my experiences as a business professional, CEO, and a landlord, I can assure you no detail will be overlooked in buying or selling your home. As a Realtor with NextHome At The Lakes, I guarantee I will exceed your expectations.

A very strong work ethic, combined with honesty and professionalism will provide us success in meeting your real estate goals. My main experience includes residential/first home, lakeshore and income properties.When I am not busy at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, boating at the lakes, rehabbing properties and traveling. Contact me today to begin the process of buying or selling your home. Regardless of your needs, I will provide the service you deserve!”
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REALTOR Dee Witte Truman: 

“As a seasoned 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!”

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Marketing/Administrative Assistant Tayler Kruse: 

“I’ll be the first person you see when you walk into the NextHome At The Lakes office, and I can guarantee you will be greeted with a smile! I graduated from the University of South Dakota with a B.S. in Communication Studies. With a passion for all types of communication, I work hard to make sure NextHome At The Lakes is marketed to the area in a way that sets us apart from the competition. I also work hard to make sure the “behind-the-scenes” work is completed smoothly.”

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When we aren’t helping clients buy or sell their NextHome At The Lakes, you can find us participating in local events, hanging out by the beach together, or bringing our mascot Luke for walks around The Lakes area!

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