Matt DaFonte is thrilled to join the NextHome Real Estate Dream. Matt is a Fitchburg State University Alumni and has been serving a number of local communities as both a Paramedic with Fallon Ambulance and a firefighter for the town of Norwood. Matt’s ability to focus on the needs of others is what makes him a tremendous asset to our culture here at NextHome Signature Realty. Matt’s honesty, integrity and love for serving the community will go a long way in the process of buying or selling your home. Without a doubt, Matt will exceed your expectations and will provide you with the highest level of client care.
Meet The Dream Team
Gerry is the Broker/Owner and has been working in real estate for several years. He is a graduate of Stonehill College and Suffolk University Law School. Prior to being a Broker, Gerry worked as a real estate attorney. As a real estate attorney, Gerry negotiated offers and purchase and sales agreements, and worked tirelessly with all parties to make sure the transaction went smoothly. In addition, Gerry has represented many lenders in real estate transactions and is familiar with the mortgage process. Although a law degree is not a requirement for a Broker, his experience in real estate law has helped him be the best possible advocate for his clients. Gerry is thrilled to have such a wonderful team of professionals who are ready to provide you with the highest level of client care.
With over 20 years of teaching, Michele’s focus has always been to first listen, then inform. Transitioning to real estate was a natural fit for Michele as she has lived and breathed real estate most of her life. Michele is thrilled to continue her dad’s legacy alongside her brother, her son, and their respective families. Michele’s knowledge, commitment, expertise, passion, and boundless energy are the cornerstone of her business. Her success is truly the result of her integrity, her honesty, and her sincere desire to help her clients achieve their personal real estate goals.
Joining the NextHome Signature Realty Dream Team is a perfect fit for Nelson Antas. Nelson is a Johnson & Wales University alumnus with a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship. Building on over 10 years experience in management and customer service excellence, Nelson has continuously honed his skills to provide clients with the utmost attention and dedication. Being fluent in Portuguese and Spanish also allows him to provide clients of diverse backgrounds with the patience, guidance and care necessary through their journey to finding their dream home. We are excited to have Nelson as part of our Dream Team. His specialized skills will serve his clients well.
It is with great excitement that Justin Friel joins the NextHome Dream Team! With a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Stonehill College and over 10 years of experience in sales and finance, Justin comes ready with all of the tools necessary to make the numbers work in the purchase or sale of your home. Justin is also a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. His passion for sharing experiences and connecting with his clients lends to a unique and memorable experience as he guides you through the process, and his knowledge, drive, and loyalty ensures that his clients receive the best service the industry has to offer.
Robert has been a successful attorney for over 23 years. Robert is a graduate of University of Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts School of Law. Robert also holds a Master’s Degree in Personal Financial Planning from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley which allows him to help his clients make wise financial decisions during one of the biggest purchases of their lifetime. Robert has represented hundreds of buyers and seller of homes and commercial properties. We are thrilled to have Robert join our team. His wealth of knowledge and his diversified background and experience in the real estate industry makes him a perfect fit for our company as well as our clients.
Jason is ecstatic to join the NextHome Signature Realty dream team! Jason is a New England Institute of Technology Alumni. With 6 years of experience in sales and talent development, Jason’s extensive multi-unit retail background has well equipped him to handle any situation no matter the difficulty. Jason has spent years running up to 30 retail stores at a time for different companies, but the one thing he is truly passionate about is people! Having worked from the suburbs of Massachusetts to the top of New Hampshire and right in the heart of downtown Boston, Jason knows the area like the back of his hand. He is a straight shooter with the honesty and integrity to back it up. He is here to put a modern spin on real estate and ensure that your transaction goes as smooth as silk. Jason’s passion for dogs, food, and cars is unrivaled. An expert on the subject, he is not only a wealth of knowledge with the automotive industry but intends to find your dream home with the dream garage to match! Jason will walk you through the buying/selling process and answer your questions no matter the time or date.
Laurie’s diversified background, professional experience, and caring nature make her a perfect fit for the NextHome Signature Realty Dream Team! Laurie is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, which lends well to her love for real estate and the desire to help people find their forever home. Laurie’s experience includes 10 years in retail, from store manager to buyer, and over 20 years in the financial services industry. She grew up around real estate investments and renovations all of her life and that passion continues to this day.
When Laurie is not looking for the latest real estate inventory, she is busy as a CASA (court appointed special advocate) volunteer for foster children in RI. She is highly regarded by the RI CASA organization for her advocacy skills, resourcefulness, good judgement, and commitment to their cause.
Laurie’s real estate knowledge and her motivation and commitment to helping people is why she is so excited to join our team and help make dreams a reality.
Joe Volpe is extremely excited to join the NextHome Dream Team. After graduating from the College of the Holy Cross and earning his Master’s in Education from Southern New Hampshire University, Joe has been serving the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a middle school educator for nine years. His career in education makes Joe uniquely prepared to help his clients through his ability to listen, to think creatively to solve problems, and to negotiate for a positive outcome. This experience as an educator has also taught him the importance of building relationships, so whether you are looking for your dream home or trying to get the most value from your current home, Joe will take the time to get to know you to ensure he meets your specific needs. He can’t wait to start working with you next!
Jonny is eager to represent clients on behalf of the NextHome Dream Team! His experience as a Market Manager for Amazon undoubtedly aids in his success as a realtor. Jonny’s keen ability to actively listen and negotiate are two of his phenomenal traits that benefit his clients in the home buying and selling process. His easy-going, enthusiastic personality combined with his professionalism is a great mix to help people feel comfortable and trust Jonny to do everything in his power on their behalf.
Rachel El-Massih truly represents who we are and what we stand for here at NextHome Signature Realty. Rachel’s innate ability to help others and her true desire to bring happiness and comfort to all make her a great fit for our real estate dream team. Rachel’s unyielding work ethic, her ability to problem solve, and her passion to make positive changes in the lives of those she works with is truly incredible. As an added bonus, she is fluent in Arabic. Rachel is the go-to realtor for those looking for the very best!
Lauren’s work ethic and passion for helping others are just some of the factors that will contribute in her quest for finding you that perfect home or selling your home at the highest value. Her background in public service and as a health coach have provided her with a wealth of experience in helping people receive the services they need to thrive in any situation. She was raised in the city of Boston and now lives in Westwood. Because of this experience, she can help guide you in the purchase of real estate whether it be in more of an urban or suburban setting. Lauren would be honored to earn your trust and provide you with the with the quality service you deserve in selling your home or purchasing your Next Home.