NextHome continues expansion with our newest franchisee – NextHome North Valley Realty

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Len Sterling & Shaunda Holt
Len Sterling & Shaunda Holt

NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the NextHome franchise – NextHome North Valley Realty.

Owned and operated by business partners Len Sterling and Shaunda Holt, this Lincoln, CA based brokerage is located 30 miles northeast of Sacramento. NextHome North Valley Realty is dedicated to serving the needs of clients in Lincoln, Roseville, Rocklin, Northern Sacramento County and Southern Placer County.

Started in 2004, Sterling focused on staying small and maintaining a boutique brokerage focused on the client experience as the most important part of his real estate service.

“Life is what happens in a home. A child’s first steps. Family gatherings. Playing catch with the kids in the front yard. Those are all important events that a family remembers when it’s all said and done. I’m happy to be a small part of helping a family find that home that helps them frame those experiences,” said Sterling.

Sterling prides himself in staying on top of industry trends and technology that helps his brokerage be more efficient.

“The real estate business has changed so much over the past few years,” adds Sterling. “The idea of running your clients back to the office isn’t necessary in 2015. Technology allows us to be virtually anywhere and still be productive. I love taking listings at the seller’s home and being able to complete all “paperwork” at the home without actually using any paper.”

Over the years, many franchise options were presented. Sterling didn’t feel that any of them made sense for what he was looking for his brokerage.

“I wanted a company that focused on a great client experience,” said Sterling. “I really didn’t feel any connection with any of the franchise brands out there.”

Until December of 2014 when he saw the NextHome brand on his Facebook news feed.

“I’m not sure what it was. It might have been the cleanliness of the logo, or maybe it was the color, or maybe the fact that the name of the company clearly states what they do, but something struck me about the post,” said Sterling. “I did a lot of research on the company. I was never intending on becoming a part of a franchise, but it didn’t take long for me to realize that I finally found a team that I could connect with.”

“An endless amount of resources in technology, education, and help growing my brokerage… all packaged into an affordable model. It’s an incredible situation that just inspires me to be bigger and better than we ever could have imagined,” adds Sterling.

Holt joined forces with Sterling as co-owner of the brokerage in January 2015. Her experience as a top producing agent brings a strong addition to the office.

Charis Moreno, VP of Sales for NextHome, finds Sterling and Holt to be in the situation that many small to mid-size brokerages are in.

“As I speak with more and more small to midsize brokers in many markets across multiple states, they are all in search for the same three things: Recruiting the younger generation agent, provide simple and innovative technology tools that allow their agents to elevate above their competition, and provide this in an affordable package,” says, Moreno. “Len and Shaunda are great examples of brokerage owners that want to provide as much as possible for their agents. NextHome North Valley Realty is an exceptional addition to the NextHome franchise.”

Interested in being a part of the NextHome Real Estate Franchise? Contact VP of Sales Charis Moreno at

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

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