We believe that the core principles of business never change. That means giving our clients exceptional service through honesty, consistency, communication, and results! Most of all, representing our clients best interest with utmost integrity. When we do that, naturally, we meet or exceed their expectations and ultimate goal. We've been fortunate to help nearly 500 Southern Nevada families buy or sell over the years. That equates into a level of knowledge and experience that has the ability to be a great asset to you and your family.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you meet your goals.
Todd Akes-Team Leader
I started out life in a small Iowa farm town of less than 2,000 residents. I feel fortunate to have had such great parents, a supportive family, and a midwestern upbringing. A majority of my young life was spent outside playing sports, hunting, and fishing. My father is an avid outdoors man so that was ingrained in me from the start. At the ripe old age of 22, I got an itch to see the world. To make a long story short, that led me to Las Vegas. I rolled the dice and moved West with my parents 1970's flower couch and a few thousand bucks. I didn't have a job lined up, a place to live, or a bank account. To say it was an exciting period in my life would be an understatement!
I had a big dream teamed with the drive and passion to make a new life for myself. I'm still a firm believer that if you set your mind to something and want it bad enough, it will happen. That was back in 1999, today I'm 38 years old and I'm happy to say that I've made a great life for myself. I recently got married to my lovely wife and we just had our first child, Hugh Wyatt. I've been blessed to meet so many great people along the way, many which I call friends.
Clearly a big part of creating my life was a solid career. Shortly after I moved to Las Vegas I decided to become a Real Estate agent. What better career for a 22 year old kid that had no real contacts! As I write this, I've been a full time agent in the Las Vegas and Henderson market for 14 years. This business has been so good to me. Sure, there were a few challenging years but that forced me to sharpen my skills in business and become a better person. I'm one of the lucky ones that has found a way to continually adapt to market forces by being proactive and educating myself. More than anything else, I still haven't forgotten what got me here. Representing my clients to the best of my ability. I know that when I represent my clients best interest with utmost integrity, there will never be a lack of resources.
I have three drivers at this point in my career:
1. To represent my clients best interest with passion and utmost integrity. Fight for their highest good.
2. Lead my team positively and by example. Not just to influence their careers, but to help them with their lives.
3. To give a portion of my profits on every sale to one of eight great charities. (5% of profits on resale/10% of gross on new construction)
I can honestly say that I've never had more fun in this business. I have worked very hard on customer service, systems, and a harmonious team. I believe we provide industry leading customer service and results for our great clients.
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Stephen West-Team Agent
I was born in Provo, Utah and lived there a total of two weeks before my Dad graduated from college, at which time we moved to Arlington Heights, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. I was very blessed with wonderful parents and good relationships with my siblings. I was very active in sports all throughout my childhood and started playing the violin at the age of 3. I had my first job as a weekly newspaper delivery boy in first grade. I learned very young the importance of responsibility and hard work. I had my own lawn care service by the age of 12 and had a dozen clients in my neighborhood. I also worked very hard to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America Organization. I have always strived for excellence and worked very hard with every job and profession I have had in my lifetime.
My parents and siblings now refer to me as “Super Dad” as I am a single father raising 4 amazing children. They each have such unique personalities and enrich my life in so many ways and give me meaning, purpose, and a personal drive to provide for all of their needs. In 2009, my family and I made the decision to leave the cold Chicago winters behind and head for the Las Vegas Valley. After just one winter, we knew that going back to Chicago was never going to be an option because my kids and I absolutely loved how we could enjoy outdoor activities all year long. If we ever miss the snow, we go snowboarding at Brian Head Ski Resort in Utah, which is just a few hours away. If we want to play in the sand and ocean, our favorite Santa Monica Pier in California is also just hours away from our home in Henderson. I can’t ever imagine leaving this valley as we have also made so many good friends.
I have been in real estate, as a licensed agent, for a little more than a year now and absolutely love helping individuals and families buy or sell homes in this area. Buying or selling a home can be very exciting and I enjoy being an integral part in that process. I am thrilled to be a member on Todd Akes RE/MAX Advantage team and look forward to serving each of your needs in the home buying or selling process.
Thank you for visiting today. If this is your first visit, take your time and look around. I have plenty of information and resources available to you. If you are a return visitor, thank you. I would love to hear from you and tell you how I can serve all your real estate needs.