Thomas McKenzieBroker / OwnerRENE, PSA, FTBS, CPRES, GREEN, e-PRO, SRES, RSPS, MRP, SFR

Thomas McKenzie


Mobile Phone: 714.822.7152
Office Phone: 562.594.4200
Fax: 562.395.9512


NextHome Estates Realty Group
2631 Copa De Oro Drive
Los Alamitos, CA 90720


Over the last 25 years, I have attained a wealth of experience in not only real estate, but the legal issues that are involved with the buying and selling of properties.  Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I moved to Southern California and attended Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, California.  While in law school, I was proud to be the only recipient of the “American Jurisprudence Award” for real estate law.  Working full-time at night, and attending law school full-time during the day, I graduated from law school in less than 2 ½ years, with a Juris Doctorate in Law.  After graduating among the top of my class, and passing the California State Bar on my first attempt, I established McKenzie Legal & Financial in 1993, practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, asset protection and elder law.

In connection with my keen interest in real estate, I obtained my real estate broker’s license in 1998, and began working with other real estate professionals in assisting clients who needed real estate services.  After a stint at one of the largest real estate franchises in the country, I realized that being a real estate broker and an attorney would enabled me to provide a level of service to my clients, that the vast majority of real estate firms could not provide.  In addition, I wanted to offer true, ethical representation for buyers and sellers that currently weren’t being well-represented.  This dream of providing a much wider array of services in an ethical and responsible manner was realized, when I became broker/owner of NextHome® Estates Realty Group.

NextHome®, Inc. is the fourth fastest-growing real estate franchise in the United States.  It is a professional and progressive real estate company that is consumer-centric, offering focused branding, unparalleled marketing, and cutting-edge technology.  Owning a NextHome® franchise put me in the driver’s seat, enabling me to unleash the power of a real estate brokerage firm, owned and operated by an experienced attorney.  I can offer perspectives and advice that can only be given by a licensed attorney, and help clients avoid pitfalls and seize opportunities they might not have even known existed.  NextHome® Estates Realty Group is truly a one-stop service option, providing low-pressure options for clients, and helping them know that they are in safe hands, from the beginning of their transaction to closing, and beyond!

In addition to being a real estate broker, attorney, and a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, as of this writing in 2020, I am the only Realtor® in the State of California who has earned all of the following real estate-related certifications and designations:

    • RENE® – Certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert
    • PSA® – Certified Pricing Strategies Advisor
    • FTBS® – Certified First Time Buyer Specialist
    • CPRES – Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist
    • GREEN® – The official “GREEN” designation regarding energy efficient & sustainable homes
    • e-PRO® – The e-PRO Certification is advanced training in marketing and social media
    • SRES® – Senior Real Estate Specialist, regarding buyers and sellers aged fifty+
    • RSPS® – Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist
    • MRP® – Military Relocation Professional Certification
    • SFR® – Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification
    • CPTS® – Certified Probate & Trust Specialist
    • SRS® – Seller Representative Specialist

I am married to my wonderful wife, Natalie, who is our office manager at NextHome® Estates Realty Group.  We have been happily married for 19 years, and reside in Rossmoor, California.  We are the proud parents of four children:  Macy, born in 2002; Ryan, born in 2003; Cody, born in 2008; and Noah, born in 2010.  Working with my wife is not only convenient and rewarding–it’s truly a joy!

As a professional REALTOR® and attorney, I am dedicated towards offering you unmatched performance and personal service!  Always available, and never missing a beat, let me earn your confidence, and exceed your expectations.  We don’t just sell homes; we problem-solve, we focus on solutions, we negotiate, and we build relationships.  My team is passionate and dedicated to providing world-class, concierge services and market-leading expertise to our clients.  Place your trust in us; expect more from your real estate experience; and let us find your NextHome.  We look forward to serving you!

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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.

Evan Shegina

Tom was fantastic to work with. He got the property listed and sold very quickly, and for a great price. I would highly recommend him for any Real Estate needs!

Trish Williams

He was on top of selling my home from the beginning. He also helped me to find repair service people as I needed them. He was so helpful when I needed to complete document signing so it was not a hassle. He is honest and fair. I would recommend Thomas McKenzie as broker and agent!

S.T. M.

My experience with Mr. McKenzie was very positive. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. McKenzie to anyone.

Rachel P.

Super friendly, super knowledgeable, great personality ... highly recommended!

Marianne A.

I think he is knowledgeable and very supportive. Great energy!


Easy to contact, make appointments and a very honest and fair attorney. Would never go anywhere else.


Mr. McKenzie, is very knowledgeable and he really cares about his clients. He also helped in saving me money that would otherwise been spent.

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