Jake Kurtz

Jake Kurtz

Pleasanton — May 14, 2015 Realty World Northern California and Northern Nevada welcomes Realty World – American River Properties as its newest franchisee.

Owned and operated by Jake and Teresa Kurtz, the Fair Oaks-based brokerage is dedicated to serving the needs of clients in Fair Oaks, Sacramento, Folsom, Antelope, Citrus Heights, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova and the remainder of Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado Counties.

As a 25-year veteran of purchasing, rehabbing and reselling single-family residences, Jake Kurtz is no stranger to the real estate industry. Initially getting his real estate license in 1989, his intent was to be able to identify and purchase properties for profitable opportunities. As years went by, Kurtz increased his investment portfolio to have multiple projects going on at the same time – all while still helping others buy and sell real estate.

In 2009, as the market shifted, Kurtz was in a position to lose money due to the downturn in the economy. He had over $700,000 in investment properties in various stages of rehab at the time of the downturn.

“I’m one that takes chances and gives it my all,” said Kurtz. “I couldn’t control the outside factors, and like many other people I lost a significant amount of money during that time.”

With his determined attitude, Kurtz dusted himself off and began building his real estate career from scratch. He opened American River Properties Inc. in 2010, which he aligned with Re/Max in 2012.

In 2014, Kurtz’s brokerage did an incredible $15.4 million in sales volume with only five agents. When asked why his brokerage did so well, he attributes it to his close relationship with his agents and helping them draw new business.

“I focus heavily on providing a lot of leads to my agents,” said Kurtz. ”My goal is to provide our agents with enough leads that all of them are doing at least one closing per month.”

“When you combine my lead generation efforts with the proven Realty World systems and tools, I see my agents far exceeding my original goal of one sale a month. Realty World is providing my agents with tools and support that they have never had before from a franchise.”

“Having a real estate veteran join our franchise with Jake’s expertise benefits everyone in the Realty World Northern CA and NV family,” said Realty World NCA CEO, James Dwiggins. “Jake’s commitment to his agents and their well-being says a lot about him. He faced a tough time in his business, but his resilience and dedication pulled him through to create the successful brokerage he owns and operates today. The addition of Realty World – American River Properties to our already successful group of 170+ offices is one that we can all be proud of.”

Please join us in welcoming Jake Kurtz and Realty World – American River Properties to the Realty World family of franchisees!

Interested in joining the Realty World Northern CA and NV franchise? Contact VP of Sales Charis Moreno at Charis@RWNC.com.

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.