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In the last 30 days there have been 25 residential sales

There are currently 109 Active listings

16 homes are under Active Option Contract

24 Pending Sales Contracts


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180 State St., Suite 225
Southlake, TX 76092
817 823-7037



Rudy Martinez 

Look at any of the most successful people in the world and you’ll find that the one common denominator is how much they stick to their morning routines. Many consider this to be the foundation for a successful and productive day, saying it helps them stay focused in their personal or professional lives, or both.

If your idea of a morning routine is hitting snooze five times and then checking your phone until you are eventually ready to roll out of bed, only to realize you’re running late and don’t even have time to grab a granola bar, then you may want to recalibrate what your mornings look like. It can be difficult to get out of that cycle, but once you do, you’ll never look back.


The key to success

This may sound crazy, but you can accomplish a lot before your fourth cup of coffee at the office. A big part of establishing a routine for yourself is having that set structure you follow every day—for some, this even includes weekends. You may have heard of a little something called “the 4 a.m. club”, and while this sounds more like a bar than a wake-up call for the Mark Wahlberg’s of the world, that’s exactly what it is. Wahlberg has been said to wake up at, yes, 4 a.m. every day to work out. Maybe you’re reading this in the middle of the afternoon and are thinking to yourself, that doesn’t sound too bad, but hearing your alarm go off at 3:45 in the morning is a different story. But, there’s a certain beauty behind the madness.

Starting your morning early enough to get a workout in, read a couple chapters, and make a well-rounded breakfast (or whatever a solid morning looks like to you) can do wonders for your health, and set you up to have a great day. Pressing snooze and barely having time to brush your teeth before you run out the door does nothing to inhibit a successful day. And this doesn’t have to be as extreme as a 4 a.m. wake-up call. If you usually wake up at 6:30, try waking up an hour earlier. The same goes for what time you normally get up. This beckons the question, what exactly do you do with that extra time?

Up and at em’

Working out is one of the most obvious answers to what to do in the morning, and for good reason. Exercising can boost your energy levels and get you in the right mindset for whatever the day ahead holds. And that’s just it: you don’t know what it holds. So, whether you go on to have an amazing, productive day, or one that borders on mediocre, at least you squeezed a workout in and started off on the right foot. Some things are out of your control, but how you start your day is in your hands. Plus, working out early in the a.m. can help offset the eight plus hours of sitting you’re doing if you work in the corporate world.

Fitness is all well and good, but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea first thing in the morning. Personally, I prefer hitting the gym after work—it helps me sleep better and ends my day, whether it was good or bad, on a high note. If fitness at night is more your speed as well, then consider all the other things you can fill your morning with. One thing I’ve taken to doing, or rather, not doing, is checking my phone first thing. There’s always the reasoning, “it helps me wake up”, but think of all the other things that can help you wake up that don’t include scrolling through social media. Listening to a podcast, reading a book, journaling, meditating, or stretching can help relax you and get you in a better mindset. At first, it can seem like you’re giving up something (sleep) to do things that, technically, could be done later. But think of it as an investment in your mental well-being. If you ever feel yourself going scatterbrained throughout the workday, incorporating things like practicing meditation or listening to a motivational podcast could help stabilize you.

Getting started

Putting these ideas into practice will take discipline above all else. You need to commit to waking up at an earlier time and pledging to better yourself. Choose activities and practices that align with your values because that way, there’s a higher chance of sticking to a routine. And, if you’re not sure what works for you, try a variety of healthy practices—over time, this will turn into a fundamental part of your day that helped turn you into the best version of yourself.

Rudy Martinez
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Pleasanton, CA — January 15, 2020 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Real Estate Advisors, based in Southlake, Texas. The brokerage represents the 31st office location opened in Texas for the NextHome franchise.

The brokerage will serve clients across the Fort Worth area including Southlake, Dallas, Grapevine, Northlake, Roanoke, Westlake, Justin, Colleyville, Arlington, Irving, and the remainder of Tarrant and Denton counties.

The brokerage is owned by Texas-native Rudy Martinez who has 28 years of real estate experience. NextHome Real Estate Advisors agents are excited to offer their expertise in all types of residential sales. Rudy and his team are especially happy to help first-time home buyers and Texans who are looking to relocate to the perfect forever home.

Rudy began his real estate career in Corpus Christi in 1991. While there, he owned his own independent brokerage - Mitchell Lloyd Properties. After 19 years of building a great reputation around the Gulf of Mexico, Rudy moved to Southlake to be closer to his grandkids.

Building a career in his new home meant getting involved in the area with all it had to offer. Rudy became the president of the Keller Chamber of Commerce and spent his time there bringing businesses together and promoting economic development in his community. He also started teaching with the Texas Real Estate Commission, a job he still enjoys today.

Rudy continued to build his portfolio of satisfied clients by working with several nationally franchised real estate firms.

In 2018, Rudy realized he eventually wanted to own his own franchise or once again open up a small independent brokerage.

“My dream was to open an office that could create and nurture agents who are true professionals and who deeply understand our business and the fiduciary responsibility we have to our clients,” Rudy said. “If I could accomplish that, I knew we could elevate the real estate profession in our area.”

As he started researching options, Rudy reconnected with an agent he mentored years ago during his time at a nationally franchised office.

“That agent had joined NextHome and raved about how great the company was,” Rudy recalled. “I Googled NextHome, researched it, watched the videos posted on the website, and I liked what I heard. The company culture was helping to grow great agents and it resonated with me because that’s the direction I wanted to go.”

Today, NextHome Real Estate Advisors is offering top-tier agents the tools and training they need to thrive in the Dallas/Fort Worth market.

“When agents come on board we sit down and create a road map for where they want to be as an agent and how we can successfully get there,” Rudy said. “Then, we offer weekly mentoring and coaching sessions to keep agents accountable and reaching their goals.”

That high level of agent training resonates with NextHome Real Estate Advisors clients.

“I want people to know that our agents truly care about what the transaction does for you,” Rudy said. “We are always working to a result that is beneficial for the client. We want to create client relationships for life so we can be there for not only their current home but their next home too. Our highly educated agents will not be transactional, but relational.”

Education is a passion of Rudy’s both in his business and in the Southlake community. Rudy serves as a board member of the Northwest Education Foundation. The foundation provides grants for the area schools so teachers can acquire tools and implement teaching techniques tailored to their student’s specific needs. The foundation’s hope is that as teachers take the lead in implementing novel approaches in their classrooms, the entire district will lift to a higher level of achievement.

Rudy is also a 15-year cancer survivor. The life-changing diagnosis led him to serve as a board member with Cancer Care Services. The organization not only helps cancer patients with transportation to their appointments but also provides access to counselors for the patient as well as their family and caregivers.

Rudy has been married to his wife Belinda for 32 years and together they are the proud parents of three grown children: Leslie, Arron, and Matthew.

Please join us in congratulating Rudy on the opening of NextHome Real Estate Advisors in Southlake, Texas!