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April 29, 2024

Director Spotlight: Jeff Nixon


For our third Director spotlight, I am thrilled to highlight our MLS Chairman, Jeff Nixon. Jeff’s commitment and enthusiasm for the association and our members are evident in the initiatives he champions, mirroring the thoughtful consideration he gives to his sales associates and clients' needs.

What did you do before transitioning into this profession? Prior to entering the real estate industry, I worked for a homebuilder in Huntsville that specialized in remodels, custom homes, and swimming pools. While in college, I started with the company cleaning pools and managed their accounting department for several years after graduating. A top-producing Huntsville agent who listed the builder's homes hired me in 1996 to join his newly formed team. 

You serve as an Officer in your role as the MLS Chair. Why did you choose to serve in a leadership capacity? I had previously served on the MLS board of directors in Huntsville and have always been very interested in all the workings and technology surrounding MLS systems. It's one of the most important functions of our association and vital to our members' need for timely, reliable real estate data.

What would you like your fellow Realtors to know that the Association offers our members? In addition to our residential and commercial listing platforms, Flexmls and Crexi PRO, our association provides many great options for education and advanced designations at little or no cost to members. Also provided at no additional cost are Supra’s Broker Bay showing service, the Forewarn safety app, Supra e-key Pro, and CRS Tax Data, to name a few. Membership

What is your favorite part of being a Realtor? From a management perspective, I certainly want to make sure the consumer has a great experience, and I truly enjoy working with our sales associates in all aspects of the business. From helping agents embrace new technology to the fine details of a transaction, I especially love seeing agents succeed after they put in the time and effort to implement all that they have learned.

What is something your fellow Realtors do in the community that you love and want others to know about? While the fundraising and volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity and Snack Packs is much more visible, I don't think many of our association members realize the amount of work put forth by our volunteer leadership and staff in advocating to protect private property rights. This work is completed at the local, state, and national levels and made possible by all of us who invest in RPAC. Our advocacy work positively impacts members and consumers to help build strong communities.

Have you read any recent books you want to share with others? The 80% Approach by Dan Sullivan. It’s a very short, quick read and very helpful for those of us who will delay progress on a task while in search of perfection.

It's clear that Jeff’s diverse background and leadership within the association have significantly enriched our local real estate community. His journey to leading innovative MLS initiatives illustrates a commitment to professional growth and member service. Jeff's proactive approach in offering valuable resources and fostering community involvement highlights his dedication to not only advancing the industry but also ensuring that every member has the tools and support to thrive. We hope that his story inspires others within our association to seek out leadership roles and contribute to our collective success. That’s Who We R®.