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NextHome Named a Top Growth Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

NextHome Named a Top Growth Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

Pleasanton, CA — September 15, 2020 — NextHome was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s first Top Growth Franchises list. This list recognizes the 150 companies with the greatest positive franchise unit growth in North America over a three year period, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking. Thanks to its exceptional growth, NextHome was ranked No. 30.

“By maintaining steady, sustained growth over several years, these franchises have demonstrated that they have the systems in place to support their franchisees and help them become successful,” said Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur’s editor-in-chief. “Now as these and other companies around the country face unprecedented challenges, they may see their growth slow, but that record of success could prove more important than ever.”

The ranking follows a year of milestones for the six-year-old franchise. Although 2020 has been a year of uncertainty, NextHome’s growth has persevered as they reached 500 offices with 4,000 members across the country. 

“Our growth stems from our people. Better put, the right people,” said Charis Moreno, Vice President of Sales at NextHome, Inc. “The most empowering word in our language is the word ‘no’ and I use this word often when I discuss franchising opportunities with prospective brokers and agents. While metrics are important in some conversations, I don’t find them important when it comes to the overall success of NextHome. At the end of the day, you can have the best marketing, technology, and integrated systems and tools, but if you don’t have the right people the rest doesn’t even matter.”

To determine the 2020 Top Growth Franchises ranking, Entrepreneur looked at each company’s U.S. and Canadian franchise numbers over a three-year period (from July 2016 to July 2019; given the rapid changes, COVID-19 impacts weren’t taken into account). In order to qualify, companies had to have positive growth of at least five units each year. They were ranked based on a formula that considers their total positive U.S. and Canadian franchise growth over the three years as well as factors that negatively affect growth, such as terminations, nonrenewals, and other closures. 

To view NextHome in the full ranking, visit entrepreneur.com/franchises/topgrowth. Results can also be seen in the September 2020 issue of Entrepreneur.

Are you NEXT?

 

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.

A Year of Milestones for NextHome

A Year of Milestones for NextHome

Pleasanton, CA — August 28, 2020 — Registering success in any industry is commonly marked by milestones. These measurements are commonly made up of growth in numbers, awards, press, rankings, and so on. For being a mere six-year-old franchise, NextHome has made its mark in the real estate industry and beyond. 

Although 2020 has been a difficult year for all, to say the least, the NextHome network of real estate professionals across the country has created an even stronger bond – and it’s been recognized. 

Through the bad, we want to make sure we share the good. NextHome has hit and surpassed many milestones this year and we couldn’t be more proud to share them, but they are all a direct result of the members who have helped build the brand we are so proud of today. 

Let’s break it down!

To start, as of this month NextHome has opened over 500 franchised offices, with a total of 4,000+ members. While growth is good, we pride ourselves on growing with the right people. Each oncoming NextHome office has been meticulously reviewed to ensure that they will be a good fit for the culture of the franchise. 

Ensuring every NextHome office will cultivate our shared core values has allowed us to build a solid foundation that speaks for itself. This year Franchise Business Review named NextHome the No. 3 top franchise in owner satisfaction out of 307 of the country’s top franchise brands across all sectors. In the real estate category, NextHome ranked No. 1 in the U.S.

Along with being named one of the country’s top franchised brands, Franchise Business Review also recognized NextHome on the Top 100 Culture List and named our organization a Top Franchise for Women. 

“It was always important for me when I was asked to lead the growth of the NextHome brand that we brought on the right people that share our vision, provide value, make a difference, and raise the bar in our industry,” said Charis Moreno, Vice President of Sales at NextHome. “Seeing that we made the list in a category I represent makes what we are doing that much more important and inspiring to me. Helping every class and gender become a business owner in our country is part of the American Dream, and to see we are leading in that dream makes our success that much more meaningful.” 

Inc. magazine revealed its annual Inc. 5000 list this month, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. We’re thrilled to share that NextHome ranked No. 3344 on the list, with a growth rate of 112.97%. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

Another impressive list, Entrepreneur magazine ranked NextHome No. 95 among the world’s very best franchise systems on its annual Franchise 500® list earlier this year. The recognition was given for NextHome’s outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power.

Of course, NextHome wouldn’t be where it is today without impeccable leadership. Chief Executive Officer James Dwiggins and Chief Operating Officer Tei Baishiki of NextHome were recognized by T3 Sixty this year as prominent leaders in the residential real estate industry for 2020, making the SP200 list of most powerful leaders and the Watchlist.

James was also selected as a RISMedia 2020 Real Estate Newsmaker—a dynamic group of key influencers making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve. James was recognized in the Trailblazer category, a fitting title as NextHome continues to grow exponentially. 

While a successful franchise can be attributed to being in the hands of great leadership, it’s core strength is its members. This year we were proud to see the recognition of four NextHome offices on The REAL Trends 500 list for closing over 500 sides in 2019. Congratulations again to NextHome Experience in Worthington, OH with 1,023 closed sides, NextHome Experience in Bangor, ME with 712 closed sides, NextHome Realty Center in Cypress, TX with 694 closed sides, and NextHome Specialists in Columbia, SC with 567 closed sides. 

The REAL Trends + Tom Ferry’s The Thousand list also recognized the orange and gray with NextHomie Kimberly Taylor of NextHome First Class in Freeport, IL being ranked No. 12 on the 2020 Agent-Owned Brokerage Individual Transaction Sides list with 283 sides. The notable list highlights the top one-tenth of one percent of more than 1.4 million licensed REALTORS® nationwide.

Alongside these amazing recognitions was an ongoing pandemic that halted most plans, and created an immediate need for member support. While we couldn’t be more proud of NextHome’s accomplishments, we’re most proud of how our franchise has shifted while continuing to put our people first – by putting humans over houses. 

“In a matter of weeks, our team canceled our 2020 NextHome Conference set to take place in April as the world closed. However, we quickly adjusted and launched a webinar series over a six-week period featuring some of the industry’ss (and the world’s) top speakers, motivators, and educators for our NextHomies,” said James. “Although a pandemic was something we couldn’t have predicted – change is inevitable and we will always ensure our members are our top-priority through thick and thin. We’re family.”

That family-centric approach is how we conduct business, and will continue to be our core value at NextHome no matter how big we grow, or how many recognitions we receive. 

 

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.

The factors that determine whether social ad campaigns sink or swim

The factors that determine whether social ad campaigns sink or swim

Boost by HomeSpotter is a NextHome partner and has run over 500,000 social ad campaigns on behalf of real estate agents.

We recently took a look at the past 2 years of ad performance data to determine why some ads outperformed others and which factors make the biggest impact.

Read on for the key insights so you can create smarter campaigns that deliver the results that you’re looking for.

Timing

In most markets, the recent months have been characterized by tight inventory. For listing-based ads, this means that speed is key to capturing demand from anxious buyers. The excitement around a Just Listed status has a shelf life and by executing on time, you can add value to your personal brand while capturing interest from the buyers most likely to take action.

Ads that are promoted as soon as they hit the market have a click through rate 8.2% higher than those that sat for 2 weeks or more before being promoted. In general, the faster, the better.

Draw attention to the timeliness of your listing by using an image overlay or ad text that announces the listing as each of those tactics boosts click through rate.

Promoting listings as soon as they go live results in higher click through rates

Capturing Interest

If you are looking to collect early stage buyers in order to include them in drip campaigns, using a compelling call to action (CTA) in your ad and a landing page with lead capture mechanisms are key. Consumers will hesitate to respond to a request for information unless there is a clear, valuable offer.

Earning a click

Before consumers can respond to your ad in a trackable way, you’ll need to gain their attention and convince them to pause their scrolling and click. Success goes way up when you have a tangible offer in your ad copy. That means spelling out what home buyers and sellers can expect when they hit your landing page, including things like a local market report, an automated home valuation or an invitation to answer questions over coffee.

Agents that customize the ad text to feature their unique selling points get 2.4x the click through rate of ads that use generic copy.

Specific ads with a clear call to action get a higher click through rate

For listing-based ads, you’ve already got an attention-grabbing element in the listing itself. Include enough information in the ad itself to create a hook and explain what additional information is available if they proceed by clicking through to your landing page.

Reserving key info like the new listing price for the landing page encourages click through.

Focused landing pages with lead capture

Once a user follows your ad, they shouldn’t have to hunt for the information the ad promised. With the rare exception, that means having a landing page dedicated to your ad campaign. Reusing your homepage just isn’t focused enough and leads to user confusion and drop off.

Make sure you also have a way to collect user information so you can follow up as appropriate. That can mean creating a form on your site, where users are required to share information before they can proceed. Or utilize tools from Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn where users can share their profile data with one click before proceeding to your landing page. Wordstream recently concluded that forms that offer auto-complete from social accounts had a completion rate 20% higher than traditional forms.

Allowing users to unlock features with their social profile info reduces friction and increases conversion rate

Either way, you’ll want to thank users that complete your form, offer a way for them to contact you for additional information, and add them to your remarketing lists so they’re included in additional prospecting ad campaigns.

Targeting

Optimizing the details of your ad won’t help much if you’re not reaching the right people. Targeting is the single most important factor in campaign success. With Facebook cutting back on the targeting options available for real estate themed ads, it’s more important than ever to leverage your own data in your campaigns.

That means uploading your own lists like your sphere of influence and including your seller’s contact info in your targeting. You should also install a tracking pixel on your landing pages so you can create retargeting campaigns. In our data, campaigns utilizing retargeting audiences had a click rate 12.6% higher than those that only targeted new prospects on social sites.

About Boost by HomeSpotter

Boost helps NextHome agents create effective digital ad campaigns through optimized ad templates and custom targeting settings per property. New campaigns take less than 5 minutes to create through the streamlined setup process via the agent dashboard.

For more helpful tips from our partners at HomeSpotter, check out their blog!

NextHome makes Inc. 5000 List, Again

NextHome makes Inc. 5000 List, Again

Pleasanton, CA — August 14, 2020 — Inc. magazine revealed its annual Inc. 5000 list this week, and NextHome is among the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the second year in a row. The six-year-old company ranked No. 3344 on the list with an impressive growth rate of 112.97%. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500% and a median rate of 165%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.  

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” said Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

The Inc. 5000 placement follows a year of achievements for NextHome, who just announced the opening of their 500th franchised office. The company was named the No. 3 top franchise in owner satisfaction by Franchise Business Review, and No. 1 in the real estate category. Entrepreneur magazine ranked NextHome No. 95 among the world’s very best franchise systems on its annual Franchise 500®. NextHome’s leadership team has also been recognized on the SP200 list by T3 Sixty, and RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers list. 

“These amazing achievements would not be possible without our amazing members who make up our NextHome family,” said James Dwiggins, NextHome’s Chief Executive Officer. “Even in a year of such uncertainty, we’re continuing to grow, and it’s a direct result of the unique culture we’ve built in a conventional industry. Thank you NextHomies!”

From day one, NextHome has made it their mission to enrich lives by helping people find their next home. Are you NEXT?

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 Ten Ways For A Real Estate Agent To Avoid Being Sued

Top Ten Ways For A Real Estate Agent To Avoid Being Sued

1. Failing to Disclose

A majority of lawsuits arise out of agents knowing about a material fact that affects the value or desirability of the property and failing to disclose that fact to the buyer. For example, agents knowing about, but failing to disclose, improvements without permits, construction defects, roof leaks, and water leaks, cracking, noise or nuisances.

2. Failing to Recommend Inspections

Buyers’ agents frequently fail to recommend appropriate inspections, such as pool, chimney, general home inspection, roof, septic, structural or soils.

3. Failing to Identify Potential Issues

Agents occasionally fail to identify red flags, which could indicate more serious issues, such as cracking in walls, which may be signs of a structural or drainage defect.

4. Failing to Properly Advise on the Terms of a Contract

When an agent prepares or reviews a contract, the agent does not identify issues, explain the terms or discuss problematic clauses.

5. Exaggerating Features of the Property

Agents sometimes exaggerate or over- emphasize features of a house with statements that border on untruths. Buyers will move into the house and learn that the house was not what they believed it to be.

6. Failing to Explain the Significance of a Disclosure Issue to Buyers

A buyer learns of a defect during the inspection period, but fails to understand its significance. They generally blame the agent for not explaining it or recommending further investigation.

7. Making Promises You Cannot or Do Not Keep

Agents sometimes promise their clients or another party that they will do something and then fail to do it. Keep your promises, do what you say you are going to do, then keep the client informed.

8. Failing to Explain the Significance of a Disclosure Issue to Sellers

A seller fails to disclose a material fact and when a claim is made by the buyer, the seller claims that the agents did not properly advise the seller to disclose the issue.

9. Failing to Comply with the Time Frames in the Contract

Generally, real property purchase agreements contain time frames in which the parties are to perform certain obligations. If the time frames are not followed, a party may cancel or terminate the agreement. If this occurs, the agents may be held liable.

10. Representing Clients in Unfamiliar Geographical Areas

Agents frequently represent clients in unfamiliar geographical areas. Many times, the area has particular characteristics or requirements of which the agent is unaware.  When the issue is not identified and the buyer learns of it later, the buyer generally blames the agent.

 

For more helpful information from our partners at Landy Insurance, check out their website.

 

*Reprinted with the permission of Shannon B. Jones, Attorney and Real Estate Litigation Expert.

 

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Luke Day 2020 filled with community support across the nation

Luke Day 2020 filled with community support across the nation

Pleasanton, CA — July 22, 2020 — An integral part of our brand identity and culture, NextHome wouldn’t be the same without our beloved mascot Luke. In honor of his birthday, we have declared June 15th our company’s annual day of community service and outreach – Luke Day. We use this day as an opportunity to step away from our business and come together to serve our local areas and the people and pets that thrive there. This year, Luke Day took place on July 15th to allow more time for planning and execution in our ever-changing world. 

Last year, many of our NextHomies organized pet adoption events or raised donations for our national charity partner, Canine Companions for Independence. This year, we encouraged Luke Day efforts to focus on the youth in our communities. With daycares and schools closed, friends and teachers absent from their daily lives, and comforting routines disrupted, children of all ages have gone through very trying times the past few months.

One of the best attributes of Luke Day is that each NextHome office across the country (close to 500 of them) has the opportunity to make a difference in their local community by donating their time, supplies, or funds to a charity of their choice. 

Our orange hearts are full of amazing stories from Luke Day events from coast to coast.

NextHome Cedar Street Realty in Roseville, California held a drive-through donation event to support Snowline Hospice, Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance, and Habitat for Humanity in their community. 

The idea stemmed from hearing from clients who had spent much of the lock-down cleaning and organizing, while many donation spots were closed. The team opened their office as a donation center where community members could simply drive up, open their trunks, and the team removed everything safely and without contact. Through their efforts, NextHome Cedar Street Realty collected two semi-trucks full of donated goods thanks to 100-plus drive-though donations. 

“We love that our company intentionally sets aside one day each year to give back to our communities,” said Amy Rivers and Sherry Montalvo, the owners of NextHome Cedar Street Realty. “We feel tremendous camaraderie with our NextHomies across the country as we all prepare and execute different events for wonderful causes.”

NextHome Preferred in Felton, Delaware organized a fundraiser to collect needed supplies for Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club to support local children who have been affected by COVID-19. The organization, whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, stayed open during quarantine to provide a safe environment for the children of essential workers. 

The team at NextHome Preferred collected enough supplies through donations to supply Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club with craft supplies, sports equipment, hygiene items, and monetary donations to ensure the kids would have the enjoyable and safe summer that they deserve. 

“Luke Day is an exciting time for our office to be able to go out and give back to a community that gives so much to us!” said Bobbi Slagle, owner of NextHome Preferred. 

Our corporate office based in Pleasanton, California raised donations for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. It’s been an emotionally and financially difficult year with many families facing hardship, which is greatly felt by children. Many of our neighbors rely on school meals for their children, and we wanted to offer some support – because food is a basic human right. 

Because of the organization’s efficiency and vast network of food resources, the Food Bank is able to distribute $7 worth of groceries for every dollar we raised. Our team raised $2,846 which allowed $19,922 of fresh fruits and vegetables and staple groceries to be donated to children, adults, and seniors in Alameda County.

Additionally, 250 plush Lukes have found their new homes with kids participating in the free lunch program. We’re so glad that Luke brought a smile to their faces as he does to ours.  

Company-wide, NextHome held an additional fundraiser for our national charity partner, Canine Companions for Independence – a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. 

Thanks to The Orange Appeal Store, our NextHomies not only were able to purchase Luke Day hats and shirts for their local events, but a portion of the proceeds went to a cause we all love and support. Together, we were able to raise $2,428 toward Canine Companions. 

We can all make a difference, even with the unprecedented times our communities are experiencing. We couldn’t be more proud of our NextHomies across the country as we hear about their Luke Day events and the organizations they’ve helped. 

 

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.

Meet the NextHomie who made the top one-tenth of one percent

Meet the NextHomie who made the top one-tenth of one percent

Pleasanton, CA — June 26, 2020 — NextHome is thrilled to announce that an exceptional NextHomie made REAL Trends + Tom Ferry’s The Thousand list that highlights the top one-tenth of one percent of more than 1.4 million licensed REALTORS® nationwide.

The Thousand list is put together every year by REAL Trends, a trusted source for news, analysis, and information on the residential brokerage industry. The list ranks the top real estate agents and teams in the United States, by both sales volume and transaction sides. The ranking is in partnership with Tom Ferry International and advertised in The Wall Street Journal.

The NextHomie who made the list ranked No. 12 on the 2020 Agent-Owned Brokerage Individual Transaction Sides list with 283 sides. Congratulations to Kimberly Taylor of NextHome First Class! 

Kimberly is not only a leader in the industry, but also at NextHome. She has always graciously shared her vast knowledge from the field at real estate events, and on a ground level, assisting other members one-on-one. 

Kimberly Taylor is the owner of NextHome First Class based out of Freeport, Illinois. Licensed since 2001, she has always been an early adopter of cutting-edge technology and constant education. With her commitment to providing first-class service to her clients, Kimberly has steadily built her business year-over-year as one of the best agents in her area.

Kimberly has a team of support staff to help her with her transactions but makes sure that each of her clients gets a personal and custom real estate experience. With her hands-on approach, her listings usually go under contract in under 60 days – half of the average days on market of competitors’ listings.

Please join us in congratulating Kimberly on her continued success! We’re so proud to have NextHomies like her helping people find their next home. 

 

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.

When Shooie Met Sally: A Luke Day Story

When Shooie Met Sally: A Luke Day Story

Luke, our beloved orange French bulldog mascot, has been with us since NextHome’s inception. Since 2014, his presence has caught the eye of real estate professionals and consumers alike as he helps people find their next home.

Like any four-legged friend who joins the family, Luke has a birthday that is celebrated each year, landing on June 15th. In 2019, NextHome set aside June 15th as “Luke Day” to celebrate Luke by participating in community service and outreach. 

NextHome offices across the country use this special day as an opportunity to step away from business and come together to serve our local areas and the people and pets that thrive there. Events range from food and school supplies drives to pet vaccine clinics and adoption events. 

Last year, NextHome’s corporate office based in Pleasanton, California used Luke’s special day to bring attention to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek, California.

“At NextHome, we know how much joy pets can bring to our homes and hearts,” said James Dwiggins, Chief Executive Officer of NextHome, Inc. “It is so important to highlight and support the great work that animal rescues do to save pet’s lives, support pet owners, and help nurture a sense of joy in our homes.”

With it being a year later now, we’re taking a look back at our inaugural Luke Day with the story of Sally, one of the animals available for adoption that day. 

When Shooie Met Sally: A Luke Day Story 

The sniffing and sizing up in the park last summer began benignly enough, but Shooie the dachshund couldn’t have imagined where this relationship with the energetic rescue puppy was heading. Neither could Shooie’s owners, Joel and Veronica Stein. 

The dogs met at NextHome’s annual Luke Day in 2019 and the Stein family grew by four paws that day in June. 

“We don’t regret for a moment adopting Sally,” Veronica said of their German Shepard-looking rescue Sally. “She is a great addition to our life.”

At the mention of his new sister, the Stein’s five-year-old dachshund tipped her head. 

“Shooie is glad she is here too,” Veronica added with a smile. 

For the past year, Shooie and Sally have continued sizing each other up, but their love has grown. The mellow dachshund has learned to tolerate Sally’s energy and Sally has taught Shooie a thing or two about the importance of backyard squirrels. 

“They’ve learned to get along over the past year,” Veronica said. “Now when we leave with Sally, the first thing she does when she comes home is look for Shooie.”

Together, the furry friends have developed a tag-team system for barking at backyard intruders and welcoming front door visitors. Sally has taken up the role of underfoot kitchen companion while Shooie contentedly secures his spot on the couch. 

“Sally likes to stay close,” Joel said with a smile. “You could be doing something in the kitchen and she plops down two inches from your foot. She definitely likes to follow you – until something diverts her attention and she wants to go outside.”

Those outside distractions include her fascination with the cluster of squirrels who scurry along the back fence, taunting the excited puppy. 

“Those squirrels will sometimes turn around and flip their tails at her, almost as if they know what they are doing,” Veronica said. 

Sally’s love of the back-fence squirrels is only rivaled by her excitement over a good garden hose spray. 

“She loves the water,” Joel said. “When we have the garden hose out, she jumps and nips at the water and can’t get enough of that.” 

Life wasn’t always so fancy-free for Sally. As a young pup, Sally’s loving personality was sheltered and nurtured by ARF. The nonprofit organization’s core mission is the rescue of dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters, giving them a chance at life until a new home can be found. 

As NextHome celebrated Luke Day in 2019, several cats found forever homes, but Sally was the one and only dog available for adoption. 

“We had been talking about adopting a dog as a companion for Shooie, so when our sons called and told us that there was a dog we might really like available at Luke Day, we drove over,” Veronica recalled.  

As Shooie and Sally sniffed and scampered and played that day, Joel and Veronica knew they might have found the right addition to their family. 

“In everybody’s opinion, they were a great match,” Veronica recalled. “They were the same size, plus they weren’t all over each other and didn’t fight. It just seemed to work, so we took the chance.”

As previous rescue parents, the Steins were also impressed with ARF and it’s caring approach to adoptions. 

“We have been fortunate to adopt our animals from good rescue organizations, particularly Tony La Russa’s ARF,” Veronica said. “ARF offers training resources and contact information for veterinarians and pet insurance companies. When we adopted Sally, ARF provided a lot of educational materials and support, as well as starter food and, get this, toys! It was a pleasure working with them.”

As experienced rescue parents, the Steins will also be the first to tell you that adopting an animal isn’t easy. 

“Don’t underestimate what the challenges might be,” Joel said. 

Veronica added that new owners should always take advantage of any training opportunities and keep their expectations reasonable. 

“There is an adjustment period,” Veronica said. “Dogs just love people and they want to be your special friend. They watch you, but it takes time to make that true connection.”

One year after her adoption, Sally and the Steins are still working daily to build that connection, but not one of them would have it any other way. 

It warms our orange hearts that Sally was one of many animals adopted on Luke Day. At NextHome, our mission is to enrich lives by helping people find their next home, and we couldn’t be happier to know that animals are finding their next homes as well with the help of caring NextHomies across the country. 

For more information on Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, visit https://www.arflife.org/

Shifting back to the present day, it’s an understatement to say that 2020 has been a hard year for everyone. In light of the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic that has swept the world, this year’s Luke Day celebrations have been postponed to July 15th to allow NextHomies more time to plan and prepare for a safe way to help their local communities. 

This year, NextHome’s efforts will be focused on ways to support children in the local communities across the country where NextHome offices are located. With so much change in their day-to-day lives, with much confusion as to why, we hope Luke Day 2020 will bring smiles to their faces during these uncertain times. We’re excited to see ideas like adopting a classroom, sponsoring a graduating senior, and virtual book readings come to life – with lots of orange of course. 

About NextHome, Inc.

NextHome, Inc. is an independently owned national franchisor with a focus on changing the

way consumers work with local agents and shop for real estate online. The NextHome franchise

network ended 2019 with 400+ offices and over 3,600 members across 46 states. The company

closes over 23,000 transactions annually worth over $6.2B in volume.

NextHome Named a Top Franchise for Women along with other Highlights

NextHome Named a Top Franchise for Women along with other Highlights

Pleasanton, CA — April 21, 2020 — The NextHome Franchise was recently recognized by the Franchise Business Review in three different categories: Top Low-Cost Franchise, Top Franchise for Second Careers, and Top Franchise for Women (for the second year in a row). 

In February of 2020, the Franchise Business Review also named NextHome as the No. 3 top franchise out of 307 of the country’s top franchise brands. In the real estate category, NextHome ranked No. 1, an astonishing accomplishment for the six-year-old franchise.  

Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.

NextHome was among 307 franchise brands, representing nearly 7,700 female franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research on the Top Franchises for Women. NextHome’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, financial opportunity, and work/life balance. 

“The franchise industry provides many options to women seeking business ownership on a full- or part-time basis in multiple sectors,” says Michelle Rowan, President, and COO of Franchise Business Review. “The number of franchise opportunities can be overwhelming, so it’s critical to examine feedback from other female franchise owners on how well the franchise meets their expectations in terms of support, work/life balance, financial opportunity, and other key areas of business ownership. The brands on this year’s list are all excellent options for women looking to make the transition to owning and operating their own business.”

“It was always important for me when I was asked to lead the growth of the NextHome brand that we brought on the right people that share our vision, provide value, make a difference, and raise the bar in our industry,” said Charis Moreno, Vice President of Sales at NextHome. “Seeing that we made the list in a category I represent makes what we are doing that much more important and inspiring to me. Helping every class and gender become a business owner in our country is part of the American Dream, and to see we are leading in that dream makes our success that much more meaningful.” 

Since its inception in 2014, NextHome has been committed to providing exceptional service to the people involved in the real estate transaction, aiming to transform what can be a stressful process into a much smoother experience for the clients and the agents. The NextHome difference lies in our “humans over houses” mindset, our modern branding and technology, and our continued support of our members and their success.

For additional information about NextHome, visit: www.nexthome.com

 

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 Experience Recognized on The Top 1,000

NextHome Experience Recognized on The Top 1,000

Pleasanton, CA — April 3, 2020 — The NextHome franchise is thrilled to congratulate NextHome Experience for being placed on RISMedia’s 2020 Power Broker Report due to their hard work in 2019. The Worthington, Ohio-based brokerage finished the year with $250,325,639 in volume with 1,023 transactions, placing them No. 911 on the list for the entire country. 

NextHome Experience is owned/operated by business partners David Caraboolad and Vadim Barash. Since they joined NextHome in 2016, the brokerage has seen unbelievable growth with the opening of three office locations in Worthington, Granville, and Marysville, Ohio. 

Based on their 2019 production, the brokerage was recognized as the No.1 office in both transactions closed and total sales volume for the entire NextHome national franchise of more than 400 locations. 

“We couldn’t be more proud of David, Vadim, and the entire NextHome Experience team for their hard work and dedication to serving their community,” said James Dwiggins, CEO of NextHome, Inc. “Not only are they incredible real estate professionals and experts in their field, but impeccable human beings you want to surround yourself with.”

Please join us in congratulating NextHome Experience on their continued success!

 

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.