NextHome announces new Greater Orlando area brokerage

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Pleasanton, CA — October 22, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome NSD Partners, based in Orlando, Florida. The brokerage represents the 503rd office to join the NextHome franchise out of 547th active office locations across the country.

NextHome NSD Partners is poised to provide unparalleled service to both commercial and residential clients across the Greater Orlando area. 

NextHome NSD Partners is owned by Franz Hanning, Blake Maher, and Andrew Steel. Together, this industry powerhouse trio offers exceptional expertise to area agents, buyers and sellers. 

Franz spent the bulk of career as CEO of Wyndham Vacation Ownership. Over an almost 20-year career with the company, Franz built an unparalleled reputation for success across the Orlando area and beyond. 

After taking Wyndham from a $500 million per year revenue generating operation to almost five billion per year, Franz retired in 2017. 

Around that time, Andrew was working for Margaritaville as one of their hotel developers. He became acquainted with Franz while working on a joint project. 

“We got to know each other and when he retired we started up a little development company,” Andrew said. 

The duo began building and buying apartment complexes. Then, Blake rounded out the team as their sales agent. 

“We have created a really good team and a really good fit,” Blake said. “We all bring something different to the table. With Franz’s experience and connections, Andrews workhorse skills as a developer, and my acuity in leasing and sales, we have all the bases covered.”

As the team began talking about an expansion into the residential market, Andrew got an eye-catching proposal. 

“Someone was trying to buy Andrew’s house,” Blake recalled. “Coming from the east coast, we were not familiar with NextHome, but someone pitched Andrew trying to sell his home for him. We were so impressed with the marketing materials, we knew we needed to look into this company.”

“The NextHome marketing materials and strategy are far better than any other brokerages that I’ve seen,” Andrew added.

Today, NextHome NSD Partners combines NextHome’s tools, technology, and marketing with its owner’s unparalleled industry experience. 

“When we have agents join us, Franz will sit down with them and share his sales strategies, guide them with input, and make sure they have the insight they need to be successful in this market,” Andrew said. “Access to that level of expertise is something that differentiates NextHome NSD Partners from anyone else.”

The company is also differentiating itself in a competitive market through its access to investment groups, providing ready buyers for clients who are seeking flexibility. 

“Having commercial knowledge gives us the ability to provide outside-the-box thinking, and that approach is a major benefit to our clients,” Andrew said. 

Franz will handle NextHome NSD Partners recruitment and training. 

“He is an expert marksman when it comes to sales strategy,” Andrew said. 

Andrew is NextHome NSD Partners Chief Operations Officer. Blake is NextHome NSD Partners Broker in Charge, and he will also oversee day-to-day operations as well as office culture development. 

Please join us in congratulating Franz, Andrew, and Blake on the opening of NextHome NSD Partners in Orlando, Florida!

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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