Nick Gadwood

Beyond the Transaction

For Nick Gadwood, real estate is not merely a profession, but a way of life. A driven and passionate real estate agent, he is known across Kansas City for his exceptional ability to connect with people and guide them into their dream homes. With a strong family influence in the industry, Nick’s journey to becoming a successful agent has been shaped by his belief in the power of lasting relationships. Whether assisting first-time homebuyers, experienced investors, or sellers, it’s this personalized approach that has helped to set him apart.
“I try to make a friend in every room I go into,” Nick shared. “That started in high school when I was the captain of the football team to then being the manager of the Jayhawk Café in College. I had 150 employees from all different backgrounds, and I built relationships with as many people as possible. In everything I do, people know I’m not self-serving—I’m there to make sure everyone is taken care of.”
Nick's journey into real estate was a natural progression influenced by the example of his closest role model: his mother, Julie Gadwood. Growing up, Nick witnessed his mother's success in the industry and saw firsthand the impact she had in the lives of her clients. This exposure sparked a deep interest for Nick and fueled his aspiration of owning his own home as well as investing in real estate. Eager to learn more, he began shadowing his mother, immersing himself in the intricacies of the profession. He quickly fell in love with the dynamic nature of real estate and the opportunity to guide local families through their biggest investment.
“While my friends were at internships, I started shadowing my mom and seeing what real estate was all about,” Nick explained. “Then she went out of town and left her amazing clients in my hands. I was showing them homes in the $600,000-price range, but across the street, they saw a million-dollar home and I was able to get them into contract. When I saw how much they trusted me to get them into a nice home, that’s when I got the bug.”
In 2019, Nick officially began working with NextHome Gadwood Group, his mother’s brokerage, as an independent agent. As a young professional in the business, Nick struggled initially to establish trust and build his brand—an obstacle he quickly overcame by immersing himself in all aspects of the industry. Since then, Nick has made a remarkable impact, selling nearly $42 million in volume across 152 homes from 2019 to the present. Now, he is joined by his close friend and new agent, Whitney Hazlett, as a team member of Gadwood & Associates.
“I dove headfirst into educating myself on everything real estate by studying the contracts, listening to podcasts, getting into real estate investing, leaning on mentors, going out to lunch with lenders and insurance agents to pick their brains, and doing open houses,” Nick recalled. “Once I finally got my first client, I made sure to go above and beyond for them. That is when the snowball started, and I made a strict schedule to ensure that snowball didn’t stop.”
One of Nick's greatest assets is his intimate knowledge of the local housing market and neighborhoods. A native of the city, he possesses a deep understanding of the unique characteristics of each area and can provide valuable insights to buyers and sellers. His background in real estate investment and property development has also allowed him to educate clients on market trends and conditions, preparing them to make informed decisions. Through his expertise and guidance, Nick is able to alleviate the emotional strain often associated with such significant financial transactions, thus fostering a positive experience for each of his clients.
“The most rewarding part of my business is helping clients and building long-lasting relationships,” Nick said. “It has been very rewarding to see clients that trusted me with helping them purchase a home when I was first starting out to now have them reach back out a couple years later to list their home.”
Nick’s journey in real estate is a testament to his passion, dedication, and commitment to his clients. With an unwavering focus on providing exceptional service, he has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor and friend. As he continues to grow his business and invest in the future, Nick remains committed to helping families thrive in the Kansas City community.
“I want to be remembered as the guy who was a friend to everyone he crossed paths with,” Nick shared. “A lot of my clients are out-of-state people moving into the area, so I make sure to invite them to be a part of my community. I want to make sure everyone is included and that everyone feels welcome.”