Craig Akers - Broker
Craig was raised in the Valley of the Sun and loves the Phoenix area. Graduating from Corona del Sol high school in 1982, Craig attended Arizona State University on the prestigious ASU Leadership Scholarship--a scholarship program designed to retain top student leaders from across the state. While on campus Craig was active in The ASU Student Foundation and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Craig graduated from ASU in 1987 with a BS in Finance with an emphasis on personal investing and real estate, and a minor in English. After college Craig devoted himself for a time to his passion of technical rock climbing, traveling extensively to such climbing meccas as Joshua Tree, Yosemite Valley and our own Santa Catalina's in Tucson. Settling into professional life, Craig chose to teach High School English at Mountain Pointe High School in the Ahwatukee/Foothills. Teaching Juniors and Seniors, Craig also established The Outdoor Sports Club, which developed a love of the outdoors and outdoor sports--climbing, hiking, camping and white water rafting--in club members. The club eventually grew to include over 200 students. Considered demanding, yet fair and approachable, Craig was 3-times voted "Most Influential Teacher" by the outgoing Senior class.
Beginning his real estate career in 1996, Craig brought the same passion for excellence to real estate. While at Keller Williams, Craig served on the Agent Leadership Council and established himself as a top producing, integrity based agent in the East Valley. Always looking for new challenges Craig--with wife Stacey--launched Omni Real Estate Solutions as full service, boutique brokerage and investment firm dedicated to helping clients make sound real estate choices.
Realizing the huge changes taking place in the the real estate space, Craig sought to partner with fellow innovators and found just such individuals at NextHome--a progressive real estate franchise with consumer focused branding, technology and marketing. Craig and Stacey are proud to be the first NextHome franchise owners in Arizona.
On a personal note, Craig and Stacey reside in the Ocotillo area of Chandler where they are raising four fantastic daughters--Erin, Avery, Kellyn and Reese. Any spare time is dedicated to their family and supporting their daughters’ education and activities. There is plenty of singing, soccer, volleyball, Girl Scouts and sleepovers to go around! They both enjoy attending their daughters’ games and performances, reading good books, going out for a really good dinner, laughing at silly jokes, and spending time with friends and family.