Nakia is the Qualifying Broker and co-owner for Heartland Real Estate in Braselton. He is a member of ten local REALTOR® boards across Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. He began his real estate career in 2005 after years in law enforcement and has closed well over 1,000 transactions, of which approximately 700 short sales, and managed over 10,000+ transactions as a broker.
He began his path to leadership with the I-85 North Board, where he was named Volunteer of the Year in 2011. He is currently serving as 2023 President of the Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of REALTORS® (NAMAR); Georgia’s second largest local REALTOR® board and received their REALTOR® of the Year award in 2021. Nakia was awarded the covenanted Georgia Association of REALTORS® REALTOR of the Year award in 2022.
Nakia is involved in the REALTOR® association at the local, state and national level. At the local level he has served on every committee and is the current chair of GAR Directors for NAMAR. At the state level, he serves as a GAR Director, Conference Facilitator, PIE Continuing Education Instructor and is a 2019 GAR Leadership Academy Graduate. He has chaired the Technology Committee and the Technology Research Audit Presidential Advisory Group. Nationally, Nakia is a National Ambassador for the C2EX Program and serves on NAR’s Federal Technology Policy Committee as well as an NAR National Director.
He is a Crystal R RPAC Major investor and a member of NAR’s President Circle.
Additionally, Nakia holds several designations including the Accredited Buyer’s Representative® (ABR), the Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource® (SFR), the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), E-Pro, and the REALTOR® Commitment to Excellence (C2EX).
Nakia also runs a real estate school that is accredited by the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC) with 19 approved GREC classes. Nakia trains real estate professionals locally, across the state of Georgia as well as Nationally.
Along with his REALTOR® association involvement, Nakia is an active member of his community, serving both the Jackson County School System – where he has taught robotics and volunteered with the band – and his church. He has assisted with several Barrow County service projects.