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NextHome continues Colorado expansion with new office

NextHome continues Colorado expansion with new office

Tyler Scott

Pleasanton, CA — January 24, 2020 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Elevate, based in Castle Rock, Colorado. The brokerage represents the 13th office location opened in Colorado for the NextHome franchise.

The brokerage is owned by Tyler Scott, who brings 12 years of commercial and residential expertise to the business. Tyler and his team at NextHome Elevate look forward to helping buyers and sellers across Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Creek, Parker, Centennial, Cherry Creek, and the remainder of the South Denver area. 

Tyler began his real estate career in 2008 with the Staubach Company in Houston, Texas. Tyler’s foundational experiences in real estate as an intern with the football legend’s commercial representation firm gave him unique insights into creating value for commercial clients. 

Tyler soon transitioned his skills to commercial firm Jackson & Cooksey in Dallas, and then continued his career in commercial tenant representation by taking a job with Denver-based Equis (now Cushman & Wakefield).

Soon, Tyler was recruited to a Denver-based company to be their in-house director of real estate. 

“As a broker, licensed agent, and an investment portfolio manager, I have sat on various sides of the table and I understand the needs of different clientele,” Tyler said. “I managed the company’s real estate interests better than any external person could.”

For seven years Tyler worked in-house with organizations managing their real estate portfolios. He also set himself apart by earning two degrees in real estate and finance from Baylor University. 

However, residential real estate sales and investing soon became an enjoyable side job. 

“I had a couple opportunities to invest in residential real estate,” Tyler recalled. “Soon, friends and contacts started asking me to help them buy and sell homes so I started doing that on my own on the side.”

As Tyler became more involved in residential real estate, he saw ways to add value for Denver area buyers and sellers. 

“The more I thought about it, the more opportunity I saw,” Tyler said. “All I’ve done my whole career is to find concrete ways to give value to clients. I learned so much in commercial real estate that I can uniquely apply to residential sales. For example, when you do a commercial lease you are paid for the entire term of that lease. When you work with my brokerage, I want clients to experience a higher level of service during the transaction, but also have someone who is there as a resource for as long as they are in that house.” 

Tyler believes that the real estate relationship should be far more valuable to the client than a one-and-done sales transaction. 

“I wanted to run a brokerage where clients can expect a uniquely higher level of service,” Tyler said. “So often it seems like agents show up, go through the motions, the deal is done and they disappear, and maybe once a month you get a generic, impersonal email from them. I wanted to offer something different, something better.”

So Tyler began researching franchises. 

“I knew that in order to recruit and train agents effectively I needed a rather robust platform,” Tyler said of his search for the perfect franchise opportunity.  “I didn’t feel like reinventing the wheel when something was already out there, but I also didn’t want something that was stale.”

When he stumbled across NextHome, Tyler was impressed by how fresh and cutting-edge the brand seemed.

“I saw a company that shared many of the same ideas and passions that I already resonated with,” Tyler said. “When I reached out, the level of engagement that I got from all levels of NextHome management was something that just doesn’t exist anywhere else – not even close. The more I learned and engaged with the company, well it wasn’t even a question anymore about whether this was the right fit.” 

Today, Tyler is setting NextHome Elevate apart through superior customer service that lasts throughout the transaction and beyond.

When he isn’t building his business, Tyler enjoys spending time in Colorado’s beautiful outdoors. He has been married to his wife Morgan for 10 years and together they are the proud parents of Ava (5) and Duke (3). 

Please join us in congratulating Tyler on the opening of NextHome Elevate in Castle Rock, Colorado!

 

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

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome announces new Ocala office

NextHome announces new Ocala office

Tim Collins

Pleasanton, CA — January 23, 2020 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Vision Realty, based in Ocala, Florida. The brokerage represents the 65th office location opened in Florida for the NextHome franchise.

The brokerage is owned by Tim Collins, a real estate coach, residential builder and developer, and sales professional. NextHome Vision Realty is also pleased to welcome Paola Alarcon to the office’s leadership team as its marketing and training manager. Paola will also continue to sell real estate alongside Ocala experts Josh Gahr and Olga Cepeda.

The brokerage provides knowledgeable service for farm and land purchases, ranches, luxury homes, senior communities, and all types of residential buyers and sellers. 

Tim and his team of highly-trained agents are looking forward to serving clients across Ocala, Summerfield, Dunnellon, and cities south of the Gainesville, Florida area.  

Located just 30 minutes south of Gainesville, Ocala is known for its stunning ranch land and its surrounding farms are famous for their thoroughbred horses. Tim was attracted to the area after a long career in real estate development and entrepreneurship. 

He began his real estate career in 2003 in Columbus, Ohio where he was born and raised. At that time, Tim was interested in commercial real estate and began taking classes. His thirst for knowledge prompted him to contact the area’s leaders in the industry for insights and advice. After reaching out to a top-producing friend in residential real estate, Tim was recruited to help launch her new franchised brokerage and team. 

Tim spent the next three years selling residential real estate in Columbus. Then, he moved to South Carolina where he was the developer and residential builder of a 170 homesites community in the Myrtle Beach area. 

In the following years, Tim’s career flourished. Notable achievements include working as a Sales and Marketing Representative for the developer of The Villages in Florida. Currently, Tim is completing the construction, sales, and marketing of 60 homes at the Cottages at Pryse Farms in Farragut, Tennessee. 

However, Tim really began to hit his stride as a real estate coach. In 2016 he had the opportunity to train 45 real estate professionals for a nationally franchised brokerage in Ocala. 

“I did it for fun,” Tim recalled. “I really liked helping people who were willing to do the work – agents who had this desire and a big ‘why’ for what they were pursuing. It was incredibly gratifying watching them grow, sharing my knowledge, and watching people change their lives.”

That real estate training course and coaching program introduced Tim to Paola, Josh, and Olga. Together, the group recognized that they had a drive and camaraderie that would build a successful business. 

“We wanted to find a way to work together and we came around to a conversation about how we can do things on our own,” Tim recalled. “We wanted to increase our level of service and give agents at our office a little more control over the day-to-day. We were also interested in creating a great workplace culture.” 

Tim began the process of building his own independent brokerage from the ground up, but then he saw an article in Realtor Magazine about NextHome and his business trajectory shifted. 

“I started reading and thought ‘My goodness, this is what we are trying to create!’,” Tim said. “I wanted to run a real estate business that was more concerned with the quality of service over quantity of agents. NextHome also embraced the mindset that the customer experience is paramount. I picked up the phone and called Charis Moreno (NextHome VP of Sales), and the rest was history.”

Today, Tim is setting NextHome Vision Realty apart through superior agent training and a focus on customer service. 

“With NextHome Vision you are going to get extremely well-trained and experienced agents who act with a client-first mentality,” Tim said. “Our agents are also proactive, giving homebuyers and sellers the knowledge and foresight to avoid common pitfalls. We will acknowledge and take care of any hiccups before they become an issue, giving clients a Grade-A experience.” 

Please join us in congratulating Tim and his entire team on the opening of NextHome Vision Realty in Ocala, Florida!

 

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

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

Top-selling Indiana agent opens NextHome brokerage

Top-selling Indiana agent opens NextHome brokerage

Austin Rich

Pleasanton, CA — January 22nd, 2020 — NextHome is thrilled to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Elite Real Estate, based in Muncie, IN. The brokerage represents the fifth office location opened in Indiana for the NextHome franchise.

The brokerage will serve clients throughout Muncie, Selma, Eaton, Dunkirk, Farmland, Parker City, Middletown, Daleville, Yorktown, Gaston, and the remainder of Delaware County. NextHome Elite Real Estate agents are also happy to help clients in nearby towns in surrounding Grant, Madison, Marion, and Randolph counties. 

The brokerage is owned by the husband and wife team Austin and Tera Rich. As the broker of record, Austin brings six years of outstanding real estate success to the new venture. 

Austin has been selling real estate professionally since 2014, however, he first delved into the industry through rental properties while studying at Ivy Tech Community College. 

After finishing school, Austin joined a nationally franchised brokerage and devoted his time and attention to becoming the best real estate agent he could be. Soon after obtaining his license in 2014, he rocketed to the top of his industry as one of Indiana’s premier real estate professionals. 

During his first year selling, Austin became the top individual producer in his brokerage and one of the top-producing agents in the entire state of Indiana. He has consistently averaged around $6.5 million in annual sales since that first year – once topping $7.7 million in a market where the average starter home price hovers around $75,000. 

Austin’s self-starter attitude has helped him sell about one home per week in a market where the average sales rate is closer to one home per month. 

“I enjoy being modern and fresh,” Austin said of his approach to real estate. “It is really a great thing to be able to find an agent who is constantly staying up-to-date and pushing the envelope with the latest technology and tools. Sellers and buyers know that I won’t leave any rock unturned when I am marketing their property or searching for their perfect home.”

As Austin continued to build his reputation for successful sales around Delaware County, his eventual goal was always to open his own brokerage. He just needed to find the perfect franchise fit. 

“I wanted a company that could meet certain criteria and standards for me,” Austin said. “My goal was to have the backing of a franchise that has the same philosophy, ethics, morals, and background that I have.”

Austin was also searching for a franchise that embraced his inclinations toward being on the cutting edge. 

“When I started my research it seemed like I had hundreds of possibilities,” Austin said. “Then I started reaching out to other agencies that had embraced NextHome and my decision became crystal clear.”

For Austin, the decision to join the NextHome family was because of the company’s blend of the personal and professional, as well as its blend of cutting-edge technology and old fashioned values. 

“NextHome is on the front lines of real estate innovation and already has a system in place that would take workload and stress off of me,” Austin said. “It was also really impressed that I could pick up the phone and reach one of the top five executives at the company. That is incredibly unique.”

Today, Austin is offering NextHome Elite Real Estate clients the unparalleled support and marketing that comes with the NextHome brand. 

“From day one our agents will have top-tier support from office systems that are already in place, as well as access to superior technology and marketing. In addition, the back-end support from NextHome is unmatched by any other franchise. Agents can be more successful here than any other place they go,” said Austin.

Outside of selling real estate, Austin enjoys spending time with Tera and their three children. Lauren (13) plays volleyball and travels across the country with her club team. Baylee (10) runs cross country and is a gymnast. Cameron (7) enjoys playing basketball and golfing with his dad. 

Together, the family enjoys traveling, golfing, and exploring the Smoky Mountains. 

Please join us in congratulating Austin and Tera on the opening of NextHome Elite Real Estate in Muncie, Indiana!

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

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome announces new Stafford, VA office

NextHome announces new Stafford, VA office

Michael & Chris Asmus

Pleasanton, CA — January 21, 2020 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Mission, based in Stafford, Virginia. The brokerage represents the eighth office location opened in Virginia for the NextHome franchise.

Located just 30 miles south of Washington, D.C., the office is owned by Michael and Chris Asmus. Under their leadership, its agents will serve residential buyers and sellers – with a specific passion for serving the area’s military families. NextHome Mission is ready to help clients across northern and central Virginia, with a focus on the counties of Stafford, Prince William, Spotsylvania, and the city of Fredericksburg. 

Steeped in rich American history, Stafford and the surrounding area is home to many of the nation’s elite institutions. The Marine Corps Base Quantico, Fort Belvoir, The FBI Academy, and the Joint Military Criminal Investigation Command all operate in the area.   

Michael’s career began in the military, giving the Asmus family a unique understanding of the challenges that come with military relocations. However, after 20 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps followed by 13 years as a technology executive, he decided to refocus his skills in an industry that allowed him more time with his family. Real estate was the perfect fit and in 2016, he got his agent’s license. 

Michael’s introduction to real estate started with flipping homes across the Stafford area. Soon, his career began to grow organically as friends and acquaintances sought his expertise. 

“Friends started asking me to help them buy and sell their properties,” Michael recalled. “It really was just because they were friends and they trusted me.”

That trust helped Michael build a thriving career with a small independent firm as his reputation for excellence spread.

It wasn’t long before Chris found her own passion for real estate. As Michael’s sales volume continued to increase, Chris started helping him handle the workload. 

“I was enjoying working with the clients so much, especially the first-time homebuyers,” Chris said.

She obtained her own real estate license in 2018.

“I’ve been in careers supporting people as a part of the service sector my whole life,” Chris said. “From helping my dad in his dental office as a kid, working in marketing and online retail, to helping people navigate home-buying – all of my careers have been in customer service. All those experiences came together to make real estate the perfect fit for me. Michael and I decided that it made sense for us to both do this together.”

Since the couple started working together, they have found gratifying success. In 2019, they closed 45 transactions and achieved $14 million in sales volume in an area where home prices hover in the $311,000 range.  

Not long after Chris obtained her license, the couple started considering ways to reinvest in their own career growth. 

“We wanted to take our business to the next level and grow something that was truly our own,” Michael said.

As they started researching options, Michael knew that branding and customer service were his top priorities. Michael also has a master’s degree in Information Technology Management, making him an expert on the benefits top-tier technology can bring a business. 

“I sought out franchises that already had the tools and standards I wanted in a brokerage,” Michael said. “From my previous careers, I have a strong understanding of the importance of client service and good technology. I was seeking a franchise that believed those were the pillars of success.”

NextHome had all thing things Michael and Chris were looking for, and more. 

“I recognized that the branding that NextHome promoted was really strong,” Michael said. “Much of my career with the Marines was spent with the Recruiting Command. With that background, I appreciate brand standards being held to the highest level. We want to make sure that people know that we carry the NextHome brand seriously.”

Today, Michael and Chris are using NextHome’s suite of tools and unique branding to bring fresh options to Stafford-area buyers and sellers. 

“We place the majority of our emphasis on our clients and leveraging great technology to serve their needs,” Michael said. “We wanted to open a brokerage that was different. Where agents can focus on delivering exceptional service to the clients, and technology is leveraged in a way that unifies agents and helps them collaborate.”

Although Michael and Chris enjoy working together in real estate, they also are passionate about health, fitness, and enjoying the great outdoors. When they aren’t working with their clients and building their business, they enjoy spending time with their kids, traveling, working out, kayaking, hiking, and supporting local and national organizations like Canine Companions for Independence.

Michael and Chris have been married for 31 years and are the proud parents of two children: Kristin who is a senior engineer for Tumblr, and John who is enrolled as a pre-dental student at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

Please join us in congratulating Michael and Chris on the opening of NextHome Mission in Stafford, Virginia!

 

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

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome Cornerstone Realty acquires White Sands office

NextHome Cornerstone Realty acquires White Sands office

Dana & Eric Topel

Pleasanton, CA — January 17, 2020 — NextHome is pleased to announce the expansion of NextHome Cornerstone Realty. The new Destin, Florida-based office will be led by Eric and Dana Topel. The Topels acquired ownership of the former NextHome White Sands location in Destin, keeping the NextHome brand strong in the beautiful community. 

The new Destin office is already staffed with three top-tier agents who know the area inside out. These agents will focus their skills on the community’s needs, specifically working with natives and transplants as well as serving Destin’s luxury real estate market. 

In addition, the Topels and their award-winning real estate agents will continue their passion of helping those in the military with their unique relocation needs.

The Destin office builds on the success of Eric and Dana’s original Niceville, Florida brokerage. Since its opening in the spring of 2017, NextHome Cornerstone Realty in Niceville has grown from seven agents to 15. In addition, the brokerage sold more than $40 million in sales volume in 2019 alone. In 2019, Dana was honored to be the recipient of the REALTOR® of the Year Award for Niceville.

“Our incredible agents and clients are the real reason we had such success in Niceville,” Dana said. “We want to give back to the people who trust us with one of their greatest investments.”

NextHome Cornerstone Realty is deeply embedded in the Niceville community. In addition to being involved with the Niceville Chamber of Commerce, they serve on the board of directors, hold leadership positions with the local REALTOR® association, participate in Niceville’s annual Christmas parade, sponsor golf tournaments and little leagues, and participate in many 5K races and fundraisers across the area. 

“We care about our agents and their families and this community, and that’s our WHY for the business model we created,” Eric said. “We work together but we also do life together. We are your neighbors and we want to build a sense of community through the way we operate our business.”

In addition to its community involvement, NextHome Cornerstone Realty will continue to provide the same client-centric sales services for residential, luxury, commercial, second homes, multi-family, investment properties, REO/foreclosure, and first-time homebuyer opportunities.

NextHome Cornerstone Realty will continue to provide superior service to Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, Shalimar, Valparaiso, and the remainder of Walton and Okaloosa counties.

Dana is the broker in charge for both offices while Eric is the brokerage’s sales manager and works with the office’s property management division. Both Dana and Eric continue to actively sell real estate. 

Dana and Eric have been married for 25 years and are the proud parents of Heath (21) and Jaxon (17).

Please join us in congratulating Eric and Dana on the expansion of NextHome Cornerstone Realty and the opening of their new Destin-based office!

 

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

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome announces new office in Louisiana

NextHome announces new office in Louisiana

Tonya Veazey & Brandi Phillips

Pleasanton, CA — January 16, 2020 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Solutions, based in Prairieville, Louisiana. The brokerage represents the 8th office location opened in Louisiana for the NextHome franchise.

The brokerage is owned by Louisiana-natives Brandi Phillips and Tonya Veazey. The duo brings more than 31 combined years of real estate experience to the new office. 

Although based in Prairieville, the office will serve home buyers and sellers across East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, Ascension, Livingston, and Iberville Parishes.

Brandi began her real estate career in 2003. She sold properties with a local Coldwell Banker branch that eventually became Realty Executives. She also spent a year at RE/MAX and most recently with a local independent company.

Brandi and Tonya met in 2004 at the brokerage and quickly became partners. Their team’s sales set records in their area. The pair began delving into land sales for development, and they found phenomenal success. In 2007, Tonya and Brandi closed the highest per-acre sale in Ascension Parish history making them the top producing team in their brokerage’s region.

In 2013, Tonya decided to broaden her horizons by joining a local RE/MAX office. However, the pair knew they worked well with each other and began researching ways to build their business together again. 

“Brandi and I work very well together,” Tonya said. “She embodies honesty, integrity, and hard work. I knew that I could absolutely trust her.”

That’s when Brandi came across an article in REALTOR Magazine featuring NextHome. 

“I took a screenshot, sent it to Tonya and said ‘I want to work here!’,” Brandi recalled. 

After a lot of research, consideration, and prayer, Brandi and Tonya knew that opening a NextHome brokerage was the best opportunity for them. 

“All of the technology NextHome offers is what I had been looking for,” Brandi said. “The colors are going to stand out as we market properties, and the branding and signage with the cute little dog, I think everyone is going to want one of these in their yard!”

Tonya was more cautious about jumping into a franchise partnership. However, she became excited by the tools NextHome provided for her clients’ benefit in terms of helping them stay on top of important dates that relate to their home purchase and the marketing of their homes when it is time to sell. 

“I love the energy and vigor everyone at NextHome possesses,” said Tonya. “The staff is young, relatively speaking, but very accomplished with impressive experience and I am invigorated by the energy they exude. NextHome understands today’s buyers which will translate into excellent service for our sellers as well as for our buyers. 

Today, Brandi and Tonya are setting their brokerage apart in many ways.

“Both as an agent and as a client, I think it is essential to work with a brokerage that is trustworthy,” Brandi said. “I am a very straight-forward person and it is something my clients appreciate about me. I think it is better to be radically honest rather than be inaccurate in order to get business. To me, people are far more important than the transaction.”

When they aren’t providing superior real estate service, Brandi and Tonya are active in the Prairieville community. 

Tonya is active in her church, Fellowship Church on Highway 73 in Prairieville. Independently, and as part of Fellowship’s Geaux Team, she has worked to help clean out and rebuild homes after the Great Flood of 2016. She volunteered with the Tim Tebow Foundation, A Night To Shine that celebrates people with special needs, and is also a part of REALTORS® In Action – a group of real estate professionals who help spruce up homes for people in need. 

Tonya has been married to her husband John for 34 years and together the couple enjoys spending time with their son John Gideon, daughter Kharis and her husband Jordan, and four grandchildren. They share their home and care for her 91-year-old mother as well.  

Brandi has spent six years volunteering at The Church in St. Amant. She is the proud mother of Brynn and has been married to her husband Jeremy for 10 years. Together, they enjoy spending time at their hunting and fishing camps as they bask in Louisiana’s great outdoors. 

Please join us in congratulating Brandi and Tonya on the opening of NextHome Solutions in Prairieville, Louisiana!

 

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

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome opens new office in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area

NextHome opens new office in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area

Rudy Martinez

Pleasanton, CA — January 15, 2020 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Real Estate Advisors, based in Southlake, Texas. The brokerage represents the 31st office location opened in Texas for the NextHome franchise.

The brokerage will serve clients across the Fort Worth area including Southlake, Dallas, Grapevine, Northlake, Roanoke, Westlake, Justin, Colleyville, Arlington, Irving, and the remainder of Tarrant and Denton counties. 

The brokerage is owned by Texas-native Rudy Martinez who has 28 years of real estate experience. NextHome Real Estate Advisors agents are excited to offer their expertise in all types of residential sales. Rudy and his team are especially happy to help first-time home buyers and Texans who are looking to relocate to the perfect forever home. 

Rudy began his real estate career in Corpus Christi in 1991. While there, he owned his own independent brokerage – Mitchell Lloyd Properties. After 19 years of building a great reputation around the Gulf of Mexico, Rudy moved to Southlake to be closer to his grandkids. 

Building a career in his new home meant getting involved in the area with all it had to offer. Rudy became the president of the Keller Chamber of Commerce and spent his time there bringing businesses together and promoting economic development in his community. He also started teaching with the Texas Real Estate Commission, a job he still enjoys today. 

Rudy continued to build his portfolio of satisfied clients by working with several nationally franchised real estate firms. 

In 2018, Rudy realized he eventually wanted to own his own franchise or once again open up a small independent brokerage. 

“My dream was to open an office that could create and nurture agents who are true professionals and who deeply understand our business and the fiduciary responsibility we have to our clients,” Rudy said. “If I could accomplish that, I knew we could elevate the real estate profession in our area.”

As he started researching options, Rudy reconnected with an agent he mentored years ago during his time at a nationally franchised office. 

“That agent had joined NextHome and raved about how great the company was,” Rudy recalled. “I Googled NextHome, researched it, watched the videos posted on the website, and I liked what I heard. The company culture was helping to grow great agents and it resonated with me because that’s the direction I wanted to go.”

Today, NextHome Real Estate Advisors is offering top-tier agents the tools and training they need to thrive in the Dallas/Fort Worth market. 

“When agents come on board we sit down and create a road map for where they want to be as an agent and how we can successfully get there,” Rudy said. “Then, we offer weekly mentoring and coaching sessions to keep agents accountable and reaching their goals.”

That high level of agent training resonates with NextHome Real Estate Advisors clients.

“I want people to know that our agents truly care about what the transaction does for you,” Rudy said. “We are always working to a result that is beneficial for the client. We want to create client relationships for life so we can be there for not only their current home but their next home too. Our highly educated agents will not be transactional, but relational.”

Education is a passion of Rudy’s both in his business and in the Southlake community. Rudy serves as a board member of the Northwest Education Foundation. The foundation provides grants for the area schools so teachers can acquire tools and implement teaching techniques tailored to their student’s specific needs. The foundation’s hope is that as teachers take the lead in implementing novel approaches in their classrooms, the entire district will lift to a higher level of achievement. 

Rudy is also a 15-year cancer survivor. The life-changing diagnosis led him to serve as a board member with Cancer Care Services. The organization not only helps cancer patients with transportation to their appointments but also provides access to counselors for the patient as well as their family and caregivers.

Rudy has been married to his wife Belinda for 32 years and together they are the proud parents of three grown children: Leslie, Arron, and Matthew. 

Please join us in congratulating Rudy on the opening of NextHome Real Estate Advisors in Southlake, Texas!

 

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

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome South Pointe opens in St. Petersburg

NextHome South Pointe opens in St. Petersburg

Kent Rodahaver

Pleasanton, CA — January 10th, 2020 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome South Pointe, based in St. Petersburg, Florida. The brokerage represents the 63rd office location opened in Florida for the NextHome franchise.

NextHome South Pointe and its office of skilled real estate professionals are ready to help buyers and sellers in the Tampa Bay metro area find the perfect home, invest in a great rental, expand current investment portfolios, locate a great vacation home, or locate the ideal commercial property. 

St. Petersburg, located just 20 minutes from Tampa, is known for its stunning resorts and some of the world’s most attractive beaches. The NextHome South Pointe team will serve clients across St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Ocala, Gainesville, north-central Florida, and the remainder of the greater Tampa area. 

The brokerage is owned by experienced general contractor and real estate expert, Kent Rodahaver who brings a wealth of experience and leadership to his brokerage. In 1998, his first foray into real estate involved renovations and flip properties. Kent became a successful entrepreneur, renovating and flipping residential properties across the St. Petersburg area. 

In 2005, the general contractor started a residential/commercial investment firm – Water Oak Development Group. Obtaining his real estate license was a natural career progression for Kent. 

“As a buyer, seller, remodeler, and developer, I was very involved in the transactions,” Kent said of his first attraction to real estate sales. “I appreciated that side of the business and recognized how much I liked it. Once I realized how much I enjoyed that side of things, then I made it my full-time career.”

Kent’s career in real estate sales began with a Florida boutique luxury brokerage. After several years working with that office, Kent transitioned to a 100 percent commission-based brokerage where he continued to excel – selling about 30 properties per year. Soon, the time came for Kent to branch out on his own. The real estate professional obtained his broker’s license and started conceptualizing his own business-owning aspirations. 

“Partnering with a customer-centric organization that had a great culture was mandatory for me,” Kent said of his decision to open a NextHome brokerage. “The more I researched, the more I knew that NextHome was going to be an amazing fit for me as a business owner.”

Today, Kent is setting NextHome South Pointe apart through top-level agent support and training. 

“Without a doubt, the NextHome South Pointe difference is how we operate as a true team,” Kent said. “I want to raise others up and even raise them above me. I love helping my associates realize that there is meaning and significance to what they do on a daily basis. By helping our team members succeed, I’m able to show them that they are important.”

That ability to help agents succeed is noticed by satisfied NextHome South Pointe customers. 

“I want my associates to know that I always have their back so they are able to focus on our customers,” Kent said. “It’s great to partner with a franchise that has exceptional back-end support so that agents aren’t too worried about the administrative or transactional side of what they do. It’s important to have that support and know that you can focus instead on what you do best.”

The ability to help others achieve incredible success is part of Kent’s personal and professional DNA. As an IronMan athlete and performance coach, Kent has a knack for helping people realize their full athletic potential. 

“It is a neat feeling to be able to impact lives,” Kent said. “I have had the honor of helping people change their lives and lifestyles and I like to think I have that same positive impact on my agents and office.”

Kent has been married to his wife Laura for 17 years and together they are the parents of two children, Christin and Matthew. In addition, their home is brightened by two dogs – Lucas and Harvey. 

Please join us in congratulating Kent on the opening of NextHome South Pointe in St. Petersburg, Florida!

 

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

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome Kingdom opens in Endicott, NY

NextHome Kingdom opens in Endicott, NY

Carrie & Keith King

Pleasanton, CA — January 9th, 2020 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Kingdom, based in Endicott, New York. The brokerage represents the 11th office location opened in New York for the NextHome franchise.

NextHome Kingdom is owned by the husband and wife team Keith and Carrie King and will serve Endicott, Binghamton, Johnson City, Vestal, Endwell, Chenango Valley, Owego, and the remainder of Broome and Tioga counties. 

The pair will focus their skills on residential real estate of all types, including first-time home-buying, investment properties, and resales. 

Carrie was first attracted to real estate after navigating through their first home-buying adventure in 1998. At the time, Keith and Carrie both had entry-level jobs and only qualified for a small mortgage. To qualify, Carrie had to return a necklace Keith had bought her to change their debt-to-income. It was difficult for them to find an agent who would work with them at their price point, leading Carrie to take on most of the legwork herself. The reward was worth the hard work when they closed and both felt so proud to be an American Dream success story with owning their own home.  

In 2006, the couple had grown more financially secure and Carrie obtained her real estate license so she could sell homes part-time. All the while, she remained active in her first career as an optician. 

“I was working as an agent during my lunches and after work and I found incredible success,” Carrie said. 

In her first six months working part-time, Carrie sold about $1 million in real estate in a market where home values were in the $112,000 range. 

Realizing she could help her family financially by switching to real estate full-time, Carrie jumped in with both feet leaving her career in opticianry in February of 2007. Ironically, she took the leap just in time for the real estate crash that accompanied the Great Recession. Through it all, she pressed on not willing to turn back to her old career. She took any type of business she could get to help keep the family finances afloat. Between broker priced opinions, rentals and property management, foreclosures, short sales, small investors, and land speculators, Carrie’s hard work and creativity helped increase her sales each year.  

Her perseverance paid off. Throughout her 14-year career, Carrie developed lasting client relationships that she enjoys to this day. In 2018, she had her biggest year to date with 52 properties under contract, selling $9.2 million.

With Carrie’s continued success and Keith’s pending retirement, they started considering opening their own brokerage and fulfilling a dream that seemed unattainable when they met working at a local Hardees in 1993.  

“When we first met 26 years ago, we knew we worked well together professionally and we always wanted to open our own business. After years of hard work and saving, now we can,” Keith said. 

 They began researching brokerages and discovered the NextHome difference. 

“I love how with NextHome I don’t have to recreate the wheel at all,” Carrie said. “I want to focus on selling properties and recruiting phenomenal agents. NextHome’s back-end support gives me the freedom to do those two things well.”

Today, Carrie and Keith are nurturing relationships with clients that they have enjoyed for many years. Carrie is the office’s broker of record, but still enjoys selling real estate. Keith is NextHome Kingdom’s administrative lead and handles day-to-day business operations. Together, they are promoting customer-first service throughout their area. 

“I always put my clients first,” Carrie said. “Humans over houses has been the cornerstone ideology of my business since 2006. In fact, when I hear agents boast about properties they’ve sold without giving acknowledgment to their clients, I can’t help but feel upset. That type of behavior makes the personal accomplishment of the clients become secondary, I never want to treat people as if they were just a file or a sale and lose that human factor of my business.”

Keith is a proud Navy veteran and retired law enforcement officer. He has given 29 years of service to his country and the community he loves. He is looking forward to using his experience with leadership, problem-solving, and communication to help NextHome Kingdom grow. 

Together, Keith and Carrie are the proud parents of two children: Kyla (22) and Kelsey (17).

Please join us in congratulating Keith and Carrie on the opening of NextHome Kingdom in Endicott, New York!

 

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

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome opens new office in Grand Blanc, MI

NextHome opens new office in Grand Blanc, MI

Justin & Sabrina Villaire

Pleasanton, CA — January 8th, 2020 — NextHome is proud to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Great Lakes Realty. Based in Grand Blanc, the new brokerage represents the 16th NextHome franchised office opened in the state of Michigan.

NextHome Great Lakes Realty is owned by the husband and wife team Justin and Sabrina Villaire. Together, they are thrilled to provide their expertise to local clients, whether they’re first-time home buyers, investors, commercial buyers, or luxury home seekers. 

The team will serve buyers and sellers across Grand Blanc, Fenton, Goodrich, Linden, Holly, Davison, Burton, and the remainder of Genesee, North Oakland, and Southern Lapeer counties. 

Located about an hour north of Detroit, Grand Blanc is known for its many beautiful golf courses and the city hosts a well-known Ally Challenge professional golf tournament annually. 

Sabrina began her real estate career in Grand Blanc in 2010. The couple was always recreationally interested in real estate and would spend time looking at homes as a hobby. That hobby evolved into an investment business and then morphed further into a part-time job when Sabrina began selling luxury homes for Keller Williams. 

She became so successful as a REALTOR that Justin stepped in to help as an administrative assistant. Together, Justin and Sabrina closed over 35 transactions per year, selling about $6 million in real estate in an area where the average home prices hover in the $145,000 range. 

Before delving into real estate, Justin was a supervisor for a series of McDonald’s franchises around eastern Michigan owned and operated by his parents. Beginning in 1994, he immersed himself in every aspect of franchising and learned many valuable leadership lessons. 

“I worked every position so I could relate with everyone at every level,” Justin said. “From the entry-level worker to the top CEO, being in the franchising world has really opened my eyes to different people’s experiences.”

Justin obtained his own real estate license in 2016 and was awarded Rookie of the Year. After three years of successful selling with Sabrina as The Villaire Group at Keller Williams, the couple began thinking about opening their own brokerage. 

“We always wanted to do our own thing,” Justin said. “In 2019, we decided it was the right time to make that change.”

Justin and Sabrina began researching franchise options and struck up a conversation with a local NextHome agent. 

“I liked everything he had,” Justin said. “I loved the marketing, the signage, the whole brand appealed to me. It was a model of what I wanted to build into my brokerage.”

Today, Justin and Sabrina are building an office where agents can find top-level training and support. 

The couple is also active in their Grand Blanc community supporting local businesses, and volunteering with their church and Holy Family Catholic School.  

When they aren’t selling real estate, Justin and Sabrina enjoy spending time together as a family and vacationing at their cottage on Little Island Lake. Justin and Sabrina have been together for 19 years, and together they have three children: Austin (17), Marissa (13), and Cooper (11). 

Please join us in congratulating Justin and Sabrina on the opening of NextHome Great Lakes Realty in Grand Blanc, Michigan!

 

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

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.