NextDoor Realty is a local, boutique, innovative, and full-service residential real estate brokerage that is geared towards exceptional customer service, and leverages technology to serve clients in all neighborhoods of greater Saint Louis area. We pride ourselves in taking a consultative approach to real estate, guiding and advising on what's best for the customers through exceptional customer service. We are a one stop shop for all your realty needs – we offer assistance with lending to inspections and remodeling to interior design services. Based in the heart of the Central West End and with roots deeply planted in the community of Saint Louis, we pride ourselves as Saint Louisans, we love the city, we bleed red for the Cardinals in October and blue for the Blues in March.
NextDoor offers a complete digital experience, including an extensive mobile-friendly website, social media presence, and mobile connection with agents that streamlines the buying and selling processes. Our Agents are highly responsive and connect face-to-face with clients in their neighborhoods instead of having clients come to our office. NextDoor is committed to rethinking and re-engineering the traditional home buying and selling experiences to better serve our clients. Importantly, NextDoor is committed to giving back 7% of its revenue to local non-profit organizations. Work with us to see and make a difference!
AJ AngaJalaPrincipal Broker & Founder
What I do for fun: I love traveling, camping, hiking, exploring national parks and nature in general. I got quite a few national parks under the belt. I ski in the winter and golf a lot in the summer. I enjoy my coffee black with walks in the forest park or at local coffee shops. I like working out and staying mentally and physically fit. I thoroughly enjoy intellectual conversations, learning, spending time with my family and cooking (I spent some time at culinary school). Sunday nights are usually reserved for relaxation with a good book or a movie.
Perfect Day: 60 degree weather, early morning 6 AM workout, head start on work with music in the background, closings throughout the day, a lot of assistance to my clients and being in front of them.
Super Hero Power: To time travel
Favorite St Louis Neighborhood: Central West End
Favorite weekend spot: I love me some McGurks for some Guinness and Irish music. Olive & Oak or Westborough Country Club are go to spots for dinner.
About me: I attended Missouri University of Science & Technology and studied Computer Science prior to working in the consulting world. Getting into real estate for me was a game changer. I love real estate and helping my clients realize their dreams come true. I find it very rewarding. When I started NextDoor Realty, without a second thought, I knew right away that we want to be a very St. Louis organization that gives the next door neighbor feeling, care and attention to our clients. Also, an organization that gives and invests back in the community of St. Louis. My team and I are really excited to work with you and make a difference here.
Blake WeberSales Associate
My Perfect Day: Waking up on a sunny summer day with my little 2 year old, making breakfast, and playing around the pool in the afternoon. We would grill some food and enjoy the outdoors.
Favorite Restaurant: Pizzeoli in Soulard. Hands down the best pizza I've ever I had.
Superhero Power: Teleportation. I would love to live in the STL area, but be able to go to the beach for an hour or two everyday.
There is nothing I love more than seeing the excitement on the faces of my clients as they get an amazing home for a price they didn't think was possible while selling their home quickly and for the right price. In addition to that, knowing that 7% of what we bring in as a company goes to improving the community is extremely important to me.
Crystal BittenbenderSales Associate
Favorite STL neighborhood: Dogtown
Favorite Restaurant: Mi Ranchito
Hobbies: Singing and playing guitar. I love all things tacos and margaritas. I take pleasure in traveling I am always on the go. I enjoy Sunday's where I can enjoy a nice brunch and take in a Cardinal's game.
Dana MedlockSales Associate
Proudest moment: Getting our occupancy permit on our first home that we gutted and remodeled, whew!
Super hero power: To be able to fluently speak and understand all of the languages spoken in the world, to effectively communicate with everyone without barriers.
My pet: An Australian Shepherd named Lou. AKA, best dog ever.
I have lived in St. Louis for much of my life, and my family has been here for six generations. I am the descendant of farmers that owned a 100+ acre farm adjacent to Grant’s farm in the South St. Louis area. I have pictures of the homestead and my ancestors that I bring out every Day of the Dead to merge the traditions of my husband’s Guatemalan ancestry and my own St. Louis heritage.
Although my roots here run deep, I have lived in other parts of the country and the world, and I love to travel and learn about other people, places and cultures. I try to incorporate that appreciation for different perspectives into every part of my daily professional life.
My education includes a BA from Truman University, a Nursing degree from Goldfard School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish and an International MBA from SNHU. I am also a nurse and an amateur general contractor, having remodeled multiple homes in the St. Louis area and a midcentury A-frame on the Meramec.
My husband and I have six beautiful children and our favorite family activity is to spend time on the Missouri rivers; swimming, kayaking, fishing or just relaxing in nature. Summer is our favorite season, but we enjoy living in a place where the weather changes. I love that each season in Missouri has its own treasures, like sledding at Art Hill, or an autumn bonfire.
My favorite places and pastimes in St. Louis are too many to count, but some special haunts include Treasure Aisles for antiquing, El Torito on Cherokee for a Michelada (or a new pair of cowboy boots) Novel Neighbor (also my literal neighbor) in Webster Groves for books or small gifts, and Tower Grove Park for a magical midsummer night stroll.
If you are new to St. Louis, welcome! I hope you grow to love it as much as I do, and am honored to help you find your home here. If you already live here and are just looking for your forever spot, I hope to be able to help you maximize the value of your current property and find the perfect fit for a lifetime of memories.
Dorian GillSales Associate
About me: Being a transplant originally from Michigan, I have enjoyed St. Louis; whether it is seeing the sites, trying a variety of foods or exploring the vast neighborhoods. “St. Louis is a major U.S city but with town-like charm.” I have been here for almost a decade now, I met my wife here and I remain invested in the city and metropolitan area development. My passion for real estate has been cultivated through long conversations with family members, friends and co-workers. Searching for the perfect home can be at times daunting and maybe a little frustrating. But there is something about walking into a place and saying “This is it”, you have solved the problem! I’ve been a professional problem-solver for 12 years now (also known as an engineer), my focus is to use my skills to improve your experience with real estate.
Hobbies: Tennis, Golf, Snowboard and Travel
Passions: Real Estate and Finance
Favorite Restaurants: Tree House Restaurant and Lulu’s Local Eatery
Favorite Places: Forest Park
Favorite Neighborhood: Central Westend/Tower Grove
Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption
Favorite Book: Great Speeches of Our Time
Vanessa FieldsSales Associate
Miriam HendricksonAssociate Broker
License Number: 2017037444
Proudest Moment: Selling my Webster Groves 2-family investment property to spend more time with family
Super Hero Power: To fly
Favorite St Louis Neighborhood: Webster Groves
My pet: Is a golden doodle named Bella, a cat name Meg and a Guinea Pig names Sugar
Born and raised in Saint Louis, I love the city and the county. I went to Nerinx Hall High School and graduated from University of Missouri Saint Louis. After studying behavior psychology and working as a behavior consultant for children on the Autism spectrum my career took a turn as I was called into full time ministry at The Journey Tower Grove. I was married in 2005 to a man that has shaped my heart and mind to see the world better then I could have on my own and we had three beautiful children, one of whom has been diagnosed with Autism, funny how things have come full circle.
I desire to see people settle happily into their own Saint Louis dream house and community. I long to see our city engaging in true community and fun together.
My favorite new shop is the Annex in Webster Groves. The fresh croissants, Scottish short breads, and deli in just a 5 min walk is the perfect spot to get lunch, coffee or a drink with friends. Kelly, the owner is usually around to tell you about the imported favorites.
I can't wait to help you locate the house of your dreams in the neighborhood of your dreams!
TJ WhitakerSales Associate
Favorite Hobbies: Snowboarding, Hiking
Favorite Movie: "Stand By Me"
Favorite STL neighborhood: Central West End
Greatest Accomplishment to date: Starting my first business in 2011.
Greatest Thrill: Traveling to new places and meeting new people.
Favorite Restaurant: The King and I, South City STL
Favorite Place to Relax: Forest Park
Passions: Fitness and Cooking