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NextHome Estates Realty Group provides stellar real estate services throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County, in Southern California. With an office based in Los Alamitos since 2012, Broker Thomas McKenzie REALTOR®/Attorney brings his experience in estate planning, elder law, asset protection and financial issues to every real estate transaction.

Buying and selling your home may be one of the most important transactions you make in life. Doesn’t it make sense to have someone who can safeguard you at every step on your side, as you complete the transaction?

As one of the few REALTORS® in Orange County who is also an experienced, licensed attorney, with a Juris Doctorate in law, Thomas McKenzie assists clients in navigating complex issues that arise when buying and selling real estate. His team delivers extra value, making sure your home is titled in the most advantageous manner, and when appropriate, integrating legal strategies to protect you and your family, that are simply unavailable at the vast majority of real estate agencies.  In some cases, for example, because Mr. McKenzie is both an attorney and a real estate broker, we can assist our clients in establishing a Living Trust-based estate plan to protect themselves, their family and their assets, as part of our representation, at no additional cost.  Imagine, for example, purchasing the home of your dreams, and at the conclusion of the transaction, your home is transferred directly into your new Estate Plan!  This attention to detail and level of service is only possible with a firm like NextHome Estates Realty Group!

As a member of the progressive NextHome, Inc.® real estate franchise, we access their unparalleled marketing resources and strategies in every real estate transaction. Our team is dedicated to providing our clients with resources that cannot be found with traditional real estate agents.

Whether purchasing or selling a home or investment property, NextHome Estates Realty Group can answer any questions you may have.  We are passionate about helping individuals and families purchase and sell real estate, invest in their futures, and plan their estates in the most beneficial manner for themselves, and their families!

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See what our clients have to say about NextHome Estates Realty Group.

John Heldman

Great experience! Tom did a great job marketing our home. He was well prepared with comparable sales prices, and helped us establish a realistic sales price. Tom diligently followed through on all the details. We received an offer very quickly and were very satisfied with the price and Tom’s excellent service. We’d definitely use Tom again!

Patti Smith

List with Tom, he is the best!! I listed my property with Tom, he was so helpful and knowledgeable. He was accurate and realistic about pricing and getting it on the market quickly. We had an offer much sooner than I expected, (because of the similar properties I had been watching for many months that had not sold.) Tom is an attorney and that was a big plus for me because I had a complicated listing. He made it so easy and fixed everything perfectly! My accountant was very impressed with Tom’s work too! I highly recommend Tom McKenzie, because he Is knowledgeable, professional and so nice to work with!

Mark Newman

Professional, knowledgeable & dedicated Tom helped us navigate a very difficult property sale that included a lot of roadblocks along the way. Tom put in a lot of time and effort to make sure that everything turned out well. He kept contact with us every step of the way.

Tonina Heldman

We were referred to and met Tom McKenzie 16 years ago when my dad unexpectedly passed away. He was thoughtful, precise, analytical, honest, kind and considerate. Tom helped us prepare and organize much- needed paperwork. We kept in touch over the years with him, his wife Natalie and family. Enumerable times we called and left messages and Tom responded in a timely manner with good advice. Tom recently helped sell my mum’s apartment in Leisure World and did so expeditiously, yet flawlessly. The sale occurred at a most opportune time, as COVID hit not long after. Tom comes well referred by us. We continue to stay in touch.

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