Charles La Reaux, REALTOR ®
For two decades, Charles LaReaux made a name for himself in the concert lighting business, working with entertainment luminaries from across the spectrum, from Neil Diamond to Metallica. For months at a time, he lived in hotels and buses, falling asleep in one city and waking up in the next. The strain of constant travel taught him the value of a place to call home, and ultimately led him to the next chapter of his professional life.
Charles's interest in real estate began when he invested in multiple properties. His experiences with these investments only reinforced the lessons he picked up on the road: people yearn for a home of their own, regardless of how far and how long they travel. When he finally settled in Las Vegas, Charles saw a pressing need for real estate professionals who truly understood the unique rigors of life in the entertainment industry, and he decided to launch a business designed to help meet the housing needs of its workers.
He earned his real estate license in 2008, and has worked tirelessly since then to expand his knowledge and his client base without sacrificing the impeccable customer service and professionalism that customers deserve. The pressures of balancing a full time job in the entertainment industry with the needs of his real estate clients led to the formation of the Road Dog Group, with partner Erik Hakans. With Erik managing the day-to-day operations, and Chuck working with clients on evenings and weekends, Road Dog Group enabled Chuck to maintain an active presence in both the entertainment and real-estate fields.
Along with building up Hakans & LaReaux, Charles continues to be active in the rental business, and he keeps abreast of economic trends to maintain a wide-ranging investment portfolio. When he isn't helping his clients get the most out of today's challenging real estate market, Charles enjoys traveling to exotic locations to test his fly-fishing skills.
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Erik Hakans, LLC REALTOR ®
As a specialist in short sales and foreclosures, Erik Hakans has seen first-hand the extraordinary changes in the real estate market over the past two years. Erik has achieved enormous success as a realtor, logging several consecutive years with multi-million dollar sales. Realizing the need to expand, Hakans & LaReaux was formed, dedicated to bringing the best in real estate to the Las Vegas area.
After graduating from Johnson and Wales University with a Bachelor's Degree in Science, Erik went to work in sales, garnering experience over a 15 year span that he continues to use today. The tools Erik uses are no secret - it's a combination of his strong grasp of current trends, and the three essential values he brings to every transaction: communication, negotiation, and accessibility. Erik's work ethic and knowledge have garnered him several industry awards.
Erik has a strong sense of family values, and as a long time resident of Nevada, he and his wife are excited to be raising their twin daughters and two bulldogs in the same neighborhood where he works. Erik is active in the community, sponsoring organizations such as the March of Dimes, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance of Nevada, and volunteering his time in local youth sports.
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Daniel LaReaux, Webmaster
Daniel is a web programmer who has been building websites since 2006. Before that he was one of the founding partners in one of the first successful firearms auction websites on the web. He is currently studying business at Western Governors University with an emphasis on IT Management. He is married and has 4 children and lives in Cache Valley UT. When he is not obsessing over this website he can be found enjoying his favorite pastime, Aikido.