NextHome Welcomes New Raleigh-Area Brokerage

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Wayne Holt

Pleasanton, CA — October 23, 2020 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Reward, based in Cary, North Carolina. The brokerage represents the 27th office location opened in North Carolina for the NextHome franchise and the 520th NextHome office opened nationally.

NextHome Reward is located in the charming Raleigh suburb of Cary, where a vibrant downtown is in the midst of blossoming. 

From its central location, NextHome Reward is poised to help clients across the area including those in Raleigh, Apex, Morrisville, and Holly Springs. 

NextHome Reward is owned by local homebuilder Wayne Holt. Wayne has become a local expert in new home construction after spending more than 17 years building custom homes in the area. 

Before entering the real estate arena, Wayne was a successful business owner. He worked in insurance then opened his own Yamaha franchise, which he ran for more than 10 years. 

In 2002, Wayne became a licensed contractor and began building custom homes. He added to his expertise in 2004 by obtaining his real estate license and opening his own brokerage. 

Throughout his career, Wayne has specialized in new construction and has bought or sold more than 400 properties – may of those built by his company 

Throughout the recession, and the real estate slump that accompanied it, Wayne added another business to his portfolio. He began working with banks to provide assistance with foreclosed new home construction. With his expertise Wayne would finish the homes, then among with his partners list them and sell them.

“We did it all,” Wayne said. 

As the market recovered, Wayne returned his full attention to his custom home business. Throughout the years, Wayne has provided first-rate leadership and staff training that has enabled the company to reach a point where he can again embark on a new venture. 

As Wayne considered his next career move, he found himself sitting next to an old friend at a real estate continuing education course. 

“I’ve known Mark (Anderson, owner of NextHome Ideal Group) for more than 22 years,” Wayne said. “He had nothing but positive things to say about NextHome. To see him grow the way he has in his business over the past couple years, I knew NextHome was a good place for me to be.”

After delving deeper into what NextHome had to offer, Wayne was thrilled with the company’s marketing, education, and technology. 

From cutting-edge yard signs, to a fully equipped back office, Wayne now has access to industry-leading resources that give him a competitive advantage in his area. 

“All the pieces are there,” Wayne said. “What NextHome offers is truly comprehensive. There’s nothing missing and I think that will be very attractive to great agents, as well as clients.”

Wayne is looking forward to welcoming agents to NextHome Reward who love their industry and want to have fun. 

“I am looking for agents who are hardworking, friendly, and fun to be around,” Wayne said. 

Clients seeking new home construction will especially benefit from Wayne’s experience and leadership at NextHome Reward. 

Wayne has been deeply involved with the Homebuilders Association of Raleigh-Wake County since he began his homebuilding career. In 2013 he served as the association’s president. At the time, the association was the largest in the United States, with more than 3,000 members. 

Throughout the years, Wayne has also served on various homebuilder committees, and remains deeply plugged into the local homebuilding industry. 

Wayne also held a home inspection license for several years and continues to be the region’s hyperlocal expert on new construction. 

Around the community, Wayne has passion for helping kids who face hunger. For several years, he donated heavily to the local backpack program run through his church that provided children with the nutrition they needed to succeed in school. 

Please join us in congratulating Wayne on the opening of NextHome Reward in Cary, North Carolina!


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