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Real estate has been our family business for almost 100 years. In 1922, Cuvier Metzler Sr. opened his first real estate office in Washington D.C. He started building homes in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Cuvier’s first subdivision was named Rollingwood at Rock Creek Park and those beautiful homes are still there today.
As Cuvier’s business grew his son, Cuvier Jr. joined the family business in the 1940’s. Cuvier’s younger brother Richard Metzler joined the company in the early 1950’s. When Cuvier retired, Cuvier Jr and Richard opened their own real estate offices. They continued to represent residential real estate clients and managed properties in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.
Richard’s daughter Sharon Metzler followed in her father’s footsteps and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in the mid 1970’s to sell land. Sharon loved the growing demand for housing in the booming Phoenix market and continued her career selling residential real estate starting in the late 1970’s. Her sister Nancy Swain joined her in 1986. Nancy started her career selling new construction homes in Phoenix and Mesa but eventually sold side by side with Sharon in the residential resale arena. Nancy’s daughter, Shirley Thompson, obtained her real estate license in 1992. She assisted Sharon and Nancy with their real estate businesses and went on to sell new homes with a national home builder, where she stayed for over 13 years.
As the Phoenix market grew, Shirley continued to advance in her career and eventually became the sales manager of her company. During that time her husband Jimmie Thompson changed careers from his family business as Dairy Queen franchisees to residential real estate with Nancy and Sharon. Sharon mentored Jimmie from 2002 to 2003. He worked at the same brokerage as Sharon and Nancy until Sharon passed away in 2009.
Things weren’t quite the same without Sharon in the office for Nancy and Jimmie. On top of that, the Phoenix real estate market was still declining. Mortgage companies were going out of business daily, real estate brokerages were closing their doors, home builders were giving back their land, and even the most seasoned real estate agents tried to keep their heads above water. Many real estate agents had big decisions to make; whether to continue their real estate careers or change professions.
Using all the knowledge they had gained from their family businesses and previous positions; Nancy, Shirley, and Jimmie decided to open up their own brokerage. Road To Home Realty opened it’s doors in January 2011. With Shirley as the Broker and Jimmie and Nancy as the sales agents; they worked out of their homes until they opened their first office a year later.
Today Road To Home Realty is sharing the same time tested principals of success with their real estate partners. Just like a great real estate agent receives most of their businesses from past clients and friends; most of our agents are friends or business professionals that we share the same devotion to the real estate.
Come see why Road To Home Realty is the best place for Buyers, Sellers, and Real Estate Professionals.
True. Professional. Representation
Road To Home Realty is a company based on true professional representation. We come from a long line of accomplished real estate agents and business owners. By learning from their success the Road To Home Realty Team believes our clients are the only priority. More importantly, satisfying their wants and needs define who we are today.
Our clients happily endorse us and recommend us to their friends and family. In fact, more than 95% of our clients were introduced to us by a previous client. Whether you are past client, friend of a client, or someone we have yet to meet; you are our only priority. We look forward to helping you realize your real estate dreams.