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I would highly recommend Cindy!

! She a tremendous help and blessing to our family!!!!

Kayci Schenck

Our family had a large lot on the outskirts of Shreveport we wanted to sell.

At that time the selling market was down considerably. Cindy stuck it out and would ask what we wanted to do without pushing an agenda. She would offer information to help us in our decision and was accepting of whatever we decided. Eventually an offer came and she handled all the paperwork and legal work in a professional manner. Robert Baker - Metarie

Robert Baker (Buyer)

Dawna was spot on with her listing price recommendation, and with the fixes I needed to make in order to make it more sellable.

Had multiple offers from first week and sold quickly.

Connie cates


What else needs to be said. Dawna sold the house during a very slow time when other houses in the area weren't selling.

Mark Hutcheson

Dawna is amazing!

Buying a home can be a huge stress but with Dawna at your side it is a fun and joyful experience. Her attention to detail led to a quick and easy closing and her great personality made looking at homes fun to do! Throughout the process she was always easy to get in touch with and quick to respond to questions. She always worked around our schedules and was never late to an appointment. If you are nervous about buying a home you can put your fears to rest with Dawna and Next Home Connect. Her knowledge and experience allows her to easily explain each step throughout the process with great detail. It was these explanations that led me to be confident and proud on closing day. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a home!

Layton Porter (First Time Buyer)

Cindy Joyner is definitely my first call when I have a Real Estate sales related question.

Cindy is extremely helpful, hardworking, and always a phone call away.

Mitchell Branch (Investor )

Cindy did an awesome job!

She worked closely with my wife to review all our needs and showed her the right houses and walked us through the entire process. I enjoyed the fact she didn't push houses out of our price range or bother us with ones she knew we wouldn't select. Cindy also connected us with a reasonable contractor to do some touching up and even reached out to us a week after the sale to see if there was anything she could do to assist with moving into the home. I would highly recommend Cindy for any of your housing or business needs, she is one of a kind.

Claude Friesland (General Manager)

Bridget did a great job for us!

She kept us organized and worked hard to help get us a great deal on a house we loved. Highly recommend Bridget for any buyer or seller!

Clayton Caraway

Bridget did a fantastic job for my family in selling our home.

She is very accessible, she is easy to work with and went above and beyond the call of duty. I highly recommend Bridget!

Roy A Underwood III

From start to finish, Dawna made the process of purchasing our new home easier than I could have ever imagined.

Setting up meetings and always way ahead of schedule, signing documents, expert advice, genuine care and guidance, I could go on and on. She's a consummate professional in every regard. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home, and I would give her 6 stars if given the option.

Matthew Patterson (First Time Home-Buyer)

Dawna is the best in Shreveport/bossier.

I would trust no one else. She helped us find many homes to view and choose the best one for our family! Definitely call Dawna if you’re looking to buy or sell a home!

JC Robertson

Cindy was my Realtor in the sale of my Mom's home on Cross Lake.

Since I live in Virginia, I was pretty nervous dealing with all of the details involved with selling a home from almost 1,000 miles away -- especially this home, which was vacant and needed updates that we couldn't afford to make. Cindy handled the countless details for me, gave me advice (when asked) on what to do/not do to ensure that my Mom got maximum possible profit, recommended (or found) repair and other contractors when we needed them and even made the appointments when I couldn't. She worked with Mom's neighbors, the estate sale company, cleaners and others who occasionally needed access to the house. She was super responsive to all of my requests and questions and if she didn't know the answer to something, she didn't pretend that she did, but she got it pronto! And her advice was always sound. She kept me updated every step of the way, from listing to closing. I never ever questioned whether Cindy was truly representing Mom's interests. I never felt pressured to accept a not-so-great offer, lower the price or do anything out of desperation, even when I was feeling a bit desperate! Cindy is professional , compassionate and straightforward and she's sweetie but she's no pushover. I greatly appreciated her sense of humor, too (if you've ever sold a home, especially as POA for a loved one, you know what I mean)! If you're checking out Cindy's profile and reviews because you're looking to buy or sell a home in NW LA, you can be rest assured that you've just found your Realtor -- and I say this as someone who has bought (and sold) homes in 4 different states. You won't find a Realtor better than Cindy Joyner anywhere. Of that, I'm certain.

Ann Ray (Official Title: Content Editor/// Unofficial Title: Business Manager/POA for my Mom)

Cindy did a great job and the selling of our home.

The photography used was a huge selling point

Claude Friesland (General Manager )

Fantastic hard working agent who went above and beyond to sell my house!

She handled every detail from listing to closing, including scheduling and following up on repairs. A wonderful experience.

Julie Lafargue

It is always a pleasure to work with Dawna.

She is a true professional! Dawna makes the transaction so easy each time we work together. I highly recommend her to anyone that needs real estate assistance.

Kelli Maggio (Loan Officer)

Five stars is not a high enough rating!

Dawna was great to work with! She made the whole home buying process really easy and efficient. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in buying or selling a house!

Jonathan Craig

Dawna treated us like family and instantly became a friend.

She is very knowledgeable, helpful, and provides a very unique service that she personally engineered. Not much more you can ask for. No mater the hour or day, she answered our calls/messages promptly. She was a true joy to work with.

Daniel Nutt (Landman)

Cindy helped my family sell our parents home that was a "Nitch Market" house.

It was not rural but it was not in town either. As with older homes out of the city limits you have to deal with many more systems like septic tanks, water wells, additional structures. Cindy helped us get the house priced in the correct range to stimulate a sale.

Jerry Ivey (Seller)

We can not say enough nice words about Dawna.

She is professional, well versed, and works very hard to help her clients. She is a delight to work with in selling your home. Our house was very different and difficult to sell...she worked hard, thought of different ways to promote and sell. She did GREAT! We are very pleased and will recommend her to many!

Rebecca and Ernie Turner

Dawna Bledsoe was an awesome realtor who went above and beyond to make our first experience of buying a home a wonderful one.

She was efficient, thorough, and always eager to help. Dawna was always available to answer questions whether in person, by phone, or email. She takes the time to get to know you and what you’re looking for and spends time explaining specifics and details in order to relieve stresses or concerns. I look forward to working with her again in the future.

Kelsey Drummond

Bridget handled my property sale in an excellent manner.

She is very efficient, has excellent communication skills and stays on task to get the job done quickly. She also has a great group of resources she can call upon to help with any property issues that come up during the sales period. We went from initial contact to a closed sale in about 30 days. Unusual, Yes; and she made it happen! I would not hesitate to contact Bridget if I needed a realtor in the Bossier City area in the future.

Stewart Smith (Retired)

Dawna Bledsoe makes every transaction seamless.

She is a professional who communicates effectively and keeps you informed through the entire process. It is my pleasure to recommend Dawna Bledsoe for all your real estate needs.

Carri Jo Robertson

Dawna was honest, professional, and handled the sale and transaction with our best interest first and foremost.

Regards, Matthew

Matthew Cunningham (VP of Engr & Operations)

I want to highly recommend Dawna Bledsoe with NextHome Realty.

She is very dedicated to helping you find the home you want or helping you sell a home.

Lana Loyd

Dawna was very helpful and encouraging during the whole process of the sale of our house.

She helped calm our fears and offered a steady hand throughout the negotiations. We really appreciate her!

Peter Anderson

Dawna went above and beyond to sell our home.

We love Dawna and appreciate the work she put in to sell our home quickly. She was always available with a caring heart. It’s more than just a job to Dawna — she cared about us as people and invested her time with us to make it all happen.

Jean Baldwin

She was excellent and very honest


Dawna is a great person to have as an agent.

She was very tuned in to my needs and requests.Very patient and not pushy. She knows what the client want and will help them achieve that goal. I am ever so thankful for her assistance. She helped me find the house of my dreams.I cannot thank her enough.

Elaine T, Babin

We can't say enough about Dawna Bledsoe and Next Home!

She went beyond being a realtor to being a friend looking for houses together. She was dedicated in finding us the perfect home. She was available for any questions we had for buying & selling a home. Highly recommend her company, but most definitely recommend her as a professional and the most caring person to find you the best home to fit your needs!

Kent & Delaine Walker

I highly recommend Dawna if you are searching for a new home!

From the time we first met all the way to us closing on our new home she listened to all of our wants and needs. Any time we had a question she was always there to answer us and help guide us in the right path. I've always heard people talk about what a nightmare closing on their new home was so I was dreading the process. But it was so easy that many times I thought my husband and I should be doing more. Dawna took care of everything and I feel having her as our relator is what gave us such an easy and wonderful experience buying our first home!

Brittany Rivers

Dawna was a great asset as listing agent.

She was always professional and prompt with information needed. I would recommend her for buying or selling your home.

David Dwayne Jackson Sr.

Very thorough, she knows her stuff!

Got 4 offers in less than one week on the market, and closed within 2 weeks

Connie cates (Self employed)

Cindy was wonderful.

She made the home buying process very stress free. We cannot thank her enough!

Amanda Hall (Buyer)

Dawna was a blessing and a joy to work with when we sold our family home.

As stressful and emotional as this process was for a family of seven, she coached us through it with ease. We are grateful we choose Dawna & NextHome, and Highly recommend them.

Jenny Martinez

Dawna is an amazing realtor.

She knows exactly what her clients want and works tirelessly to help them find the perfect home. I would never dream of purchasing another home without Dawna's help.

Dave Anderson (Programmer)

Dawna was a pleasure to work with from the listing to the closing.

She was extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of the process. I would highly recommend Dawna and Next Home Connect to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Beth Craig

Bridget was so amazing!

She was ALWAYS available even when we both had to take trips out of town there was never a missed text or email! She was very professional and worked extremely hard to sell our house in FIVE DAYS! We also had an offer in on our new home in a week! She went above and beyond our expectations and we are truly blessed to have had her as our realtor. Thank you so much Bridget and everyone at nexthomeconnect!

Crystal romero (Cath lab technologist )

I have bought and sold 4 houses with Dawna now and would not think of ever using anyone else.

She makes herself available to her clients anytime and I trust that she is always looking out for her client’s best interest. She goes above and beyond for her clients and I also consider her a friend. It is always a pleasure to work with Dawna!

Kendal Blanchard

Dawna was so awesome and helpful with everything!

We are first time buyers and really had no idea what we were doing. She answered all our questions and brought us to all sorts of different houses. Thank you, Dawna!! You were great!

Rachel Pancho

Cindy was AMAZING!

! She went out of her way to help us with every aspect of the sale of our house! Within an hour of our initial visit to sell, Cindy found our buyer!! She worked around our work schedules and even met workers we weren’t able!!!! Cindy Is organized, professional, and had us completely prepared for our closing. She is an incredible asset!! We would DEFINITELY use Cindy again!!!

Lisa Moore

My family has lived overseas for many years.

In fact, we just bought our first home in the US. Dawna is diligent and guided us through the process, much of which was new to us. She listened to our needs, adapted quickly to our situation, and helped us find exactly what we needed.

Brian Glorioso (Owner - Adventure Access)

Dawna was excellent!

We moved out of state while trying to sell our house. Dawna went above and beyond to help us coordinate repairs and sell our house! Thank you Dawna!

Heidi Peterson

She helped us sell my parents house after my mom died.

She kept us informed and took care of everything throughout the process. She had contacts for all the required issues such as inspectors, Apprasier, and even had reasonable contacts for repair.

Jerry ivey (Director of engineering and safety)

March 18, 2021 To whom it may concern: We would like to take this opportunity to recommend Dawna Bledsoe (Next Home).

She really listened to our unique needs and searched for homes with our narrow criteria. In addition, she did all the paperwork for two houses prior to the house we finally purchased. We knew we could trust her to do things in our best interest and walk us through the tedious process of buying a home. She was always punctual, with a smile on her face. Her expertise and recommendations were so helpful, including information for transferring utilities and mail delivery. In addition, we are so pleased with her performance that we have chosen her to sell our current home. Mike and Debbie Cook

Debbie Cook

‘Dedicated Dawna’ is the only way to describe Ms Bledsoe’s efforts in representing my interests throughout my journey to purchase my new home.

Additionally, she performed ALL her duties in a professional & timely manner. In conclusion, I highly recommend Dawna Bledsoe as your real estate agent if you are serious about finding Your dream home.

Kahlafa Khaaliis Cherry (Happy Home Owner)

Cindy is the best!

She is very detailed oriented and took care of all of our needs. She has extremely high morals and you will never have to question her integrity. We would definitely use her again in the future.

Lynette Ivey

Bridget was an absolute joy to work with selling my mother's house.

She is a consummate professional, and guided us through the entire process with her experience and up to date knowledge of the local real estate market. I would highly recommend her, and would absolutely use her again.

Eric Smith

This team made my first time home buying experience so easy!

Would definitely recommend. Now the hard part, packing!

Jason G

I have not looked back since joining NextHome Connect.

The company as a whole has a fresh and exciting approach to doing real estate. Our clients are priority, we have so many tools to help them in their transition of purchasing or selling their property and those tools help us to serve them better. Dawna is an amazing broker, she operates with integrity and honesty, always available for anything we need, whether putting up or taking down signs, going to closings or just having fun. Without a doubt, it's the best decision I've made for my real estate business, #notlookingback.

Cindy B Joyner (REALTOR)

I recently moved to Shreveport to be closer to my son’s family.

Soon after, I met Dawna via inquiry into a house she had listed as the seller’s agent. Although I did not make an offer on that house, Dawna began sending me additional listings that came on the market based on my stated preferences. I gradually realized that what I thought I wanted in a house did not actually meet my current circumstances and needs. Dawna was very understanding and responsive, and she began sending me listings that met my revised preferences. When we eventually identified a house that I wanted to make an offer on, Dawna’s expertise in use of available online real estate tools for preparing and submitting timely offers, counteroffers, and final approval documents were invaluable to successfully reaching a final closing. Initial offer to final closing was a smooth, efficient process. Dawna demonstrated effective working relationships with allied service providers (e.g., home inspectors, mortgage loan officers, homeowner's insurance agents, title attorneys, escrow officers, etc.) involved directly and indirectly in the home purchase process. {*Note: I gave Dawna a ‘neutral’ review score for Negotiating Skills because the housing market at the time of purchase was a solid "Seller's Market"; and allowed very limited "Buyer" negotiating leverage}. I believe Dawna represented my overall interest very well, and I highly recommend her for providing similar real estate services in our area.

Robert Stewart

Dawna came highly recommended!

She helped a good friend of mine with her home in the same neighborhood. Dawna provided guidance and helpful information throughout the entire process. She was readily available any time I had a concern or question. She has become a friend, not just a realtor. Will absolutely recommend her to others!

Carrie McCullin

Cindy did such a great job for us.

She was thoughtful, very upfront and honest. The property was sold in a timely manner and at a good price. Will definitely use Cindy again.

Melissa Green

It is with great pleasure for me to recommend Cindy Joyner in any real estate service.

Cindy did an excellent job in finding me just the perfect house. Cindy was very professional, organized, prepared and punctual at all times. Cindy has my highest recommendation and I am happy to furnish more details if you would like more information. Sincerely, Pam Adams

Pam Adams (Buyer)

Bridget did such an amazing job selling out townhouse.

She was always in communication with what was going on, always on top of making sure all paper work was completed, and she sold our townhouse in 8 days! If you need more proof of how awesome she is, she sold my in-laws house in FOUR hours! She has a great eye for things to do around your home that’ll help sell it quicker. And also a great taste for decoration!

Tucker Cox (Client)

Dawna Bledsoe is an agent that will go above and beyond the buyer/seller’s needs to find you the perfect home!

She is extremely professional, conscientious, and caring. Her biggest asset was listening to our preferences. She was great in keeping us informed and directing us with every step through the process. It would be my pleasure to recommend Dawna Bledsoe for your real estate needs. She was truly a blessing!

Delaine Walker

Dawna's entire business model centers around one thing: her client's happiness.

Professional, patient, and passionate are the three key words I can use to describe her. Professional in that she was always available to answer questions/give guidance, patient in that she literally looked at homes with us for three (YES THREE) years before we finally found "the one," and passionate in that her ultimate goal was seeing our family (especially our two girls) come home to a place where memories will be cherished and family time takes priority. Highly recommended.

Carla Sepulvado Anderson

What a joy it was to work with Bridget!

Every single detail was attended with great attention to detail. It was a totally stress free, worry free process. We cannot imagine working with anyone else in any future real estate dealings.

Tammy Stanfill

Thanks you very much Bridget Jones!

! for help in the process of buying our house.exellen job . You’re the best!!!!!

Emma Romero

Bridget Jones did an amazing job helping us to sell our old home and find our new home.

She helped in every step of the way with tips, suggestions, consultations and we could call any time if we ever had any questions. She is the best by far! Thank you Bridget! Sincerely, The Lucky Family

Amy Lucky (Stay at home Mom)

Cindy made the process of selling a home very easy.

She was always one step ahead of us during the process and actively works to sale your home. She is in constant communication with you every step of the way and has the highest level of integrity and ethical standards. We will definitely use her again for future real estate transactions! From our kids..."She is Awesome!"

Shane (Seller)

Dawna is the consummate professional.

She knows the market and is extremely professional. I would not even consider selling a home without her. She's a joy to work with!

Ronny Cates

Dawna was very supportive throughout us trying to sell our old house and buying our new home.

It was definitely a learning experience and I appreciated all of her knowledge and being available whenever I had any questions. She has helped our family find the perfect home!!

Crystal Ware

Dawna was an amazing realtor.

She was honest and helpful in deciding what to do to get house ready to sell with staging ideas and flower beds. She added fresh flowers for curb appeal and was always available to help at the house when we were out of town. She wasn’t just there to list the house but made it her mission to SELL it.

Kelly Serpas

Too bad there is not an option for 10 stars as Dawna would rate all 10!

!! My husband and I started our house search in May and was fortunate enough to contact Dawna Bledsoe. We have been in our present home 44 years and had no clue how to navigate today’s real estate market. Dawna helped us with everything and was extremely patient when we were confused and uncertain! I highly recommend Dawna Bledsoe, who in my opinion is the best agent in Shreveport/Bossier!!

Ouida Adams (Representational Paralegal)

My husband and I had our hearts set on a particular home that required a lot of hurdles to overcome.

Bridget's expertise & guidance throughout the process made our dream home a reality. She was knowledgeable about all aspects involved in the purchasing of a home, which aided us as first time home buyers. I am so glad we had her to help us during this process.

Briittany Malinovsky

Best relator in Town, would highly recommend using Dawna.

She was on top of every aspect and forwarded any information to me as soon as she received it. Made the closing a breeze. Thanks so much.

Ken Welch

Working with Cindy as our realtor was literally, answered prayer.

My wife and I were pleased and impressed with Cindy from the time we met her at the house we sold, to the listing, and all the way through the closing.

Len Watts
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"I recently moved to Shreveport to be closer to my son’s family. Soon after, I met Dawna via inquiry into a house she had listed as the seller’s agent. Although I did not make an offer on that house, Dawna ... more "
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"Working with Dawna is a pleasure. She's professional, experienced, and knows the market. She's also quick to respond to any and all communications. She made the process flow vey easily! I wouldn't ... more "
by ronnycates
"Dawna makes the whole process from beginning to end very smooth and pain free. She is very knowledgeable about the market and is always quick in responding to texts and emails. I highly recommend ... more "
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