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NextHome hosts Military Relocation Professional Certification Course

NextHome hosts Military Relocation Professional Certification Course

Pleasanton, CA — June 9, 2021 — NextHome recently hosted the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification course designed for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members. 

The MRP certification program educates REALTORS® on working with U.S. service members and their families and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support.

The training course was offered to NextHomies who attended the 2021 NextHome Virtual Conference as part of their admission ticket. Hosted by Imran Poladi, NextHome’s Vice President, the virtually MRP training course was completed by 250 NextHomies. 

“I love how many of our members made the commitment to becoming certified as a Military Relocation Professional,” said Poladi. “With over 500 locations nationwide, our NextHome agents interact and assist with military families on a regular basis. I’m excited that our company will be able to assist these families with an even higher level of understanding and care.”

NextHome’s commitment to education is one of the pillars of the franchise’s offerings. Through certification courses, webinars, podcasts, workshops, and trainings, NextHome continually provides opportunities for members to expand their knowledge to better serve their communities. 

“As always, NextHome and Imran Poladi brought it home in this meaningful and timely certification class,” said Owen Freiburger, Owner of  NextHome Pro Realty. “The MRP certification is a designation that should be the goal of every working REALTOR®. Assisting and transitioning our military personnel and their families are responsibilities that should be taken with great care and diligence. This class prepared agents to be facilitators for the very best – our many people in service to the USA!”

Those who completed the certification course are thrilled to take their new learnings and implement the new tactics into their business right away. 

“I am proud that I can be of service to those who have served and protected our country,” said Michele Bass, Owner of NextHome Premier Properties. “I feel honored to be given the opportunity to get the MRP certification so that I can truly say I am invested in being able to give back to the ones who have served and given so much of themselves to our country. Thank you to all of our veterans and active military members.”

NextHome looks forward to hosting future NAR courses, and continually supporting the  education of all NextHome members in the ever-evolving real estate industry. 

 

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 franchise brokers and teams graduate from rigorous MBA-style leadership program

NextHome franchise brokers and teams graduate from rigorous MBA-style leadership program

Pleasanton, CA — June 2, 2021 — T3 Fellows, the executive leadership program for real estate entrepreneurs passionate about dramatically growing their business, announced the graduates of another NextHome T3 Fellows graduating class. The MBA-like program from T3 Sixty delivers a year-long curriculum focused exclusively on business-specific solutions for the residential real estate brokerage industry and is delivered through an extensive one-on-one mentoring schedule, in-person mastermind workshops, and monthly web conferences.

The NextHome franchise business owners who have successfully completed the rigorous 12-month program and will be graduating in the spring 2021 class are as follows:

Left to right: Alex Krumm (NextHome Excellence | Sarasota, FL), Dave Faxel (NextHome Select Realty | New Lenox, IL), Garrick Olerud (NextHome Prime Real Estate | Westby, WI)
Left to right: Steven Burch (NextHome Unlimited | Junction City, KS), Stevie Krumm (NextHome Excellence | Sarasota, FL), Tom Smolinski (NextHome Champions | Holland, MI)

The T3 Fellows curriculum covers all vital aspects of building and expanding a real estate brokerage and agent team business. It targets growing brokerage and agent revenue by recruiting the agents that best match each organization, improving profitability by increasing agent sales, creating powerful branding and marketing programs, and leveraging lead generation and conversion for more sales.

“It has been an incredible pleasure for me to work with these outstanding NextHome franchise owners and entrepreneurs,” said Dean Cottrill, senior vice president at T3 Sixty and program director of the T3 Fellows program. “What a wonderful group of highly professional, growth-minded business leaders.”

“The T3 Fellows program has a track record that speaks for itself,” said Imran Poladi, NextHome vice president. “Each and every one of the brokers who made the commitment to this program has seen a positive increase in their business, in both production and agent morale. Anyone who makes the choice to participate in the T3 Fellows program is bound to succeed in a huge way.” 

In the increasingly complex and quickly shifting residential real estate industry, these NextHome T3 Fellows graduates are now ready to lead and grow their businesses more strategically. 

For more information on the program, visit t3fellows.com/nexthome.

About T3 Fellows

The T3 Fellows program helps the leaders of brokerages and teams grow successful real estate organizations through a detailed, thorough curriculum, one-on-one consulting, in-person retreats and mentor support. The program provides a proven framework for success, supported by smart, accomplished cohorts and an experienced group of guides and mentors. To learn more about the program or apply, visit t3fellows.com.

About T3 Sixty

T3 Sixty is a trusted advisor and management consultancy in the residential real estate brokerage industry. T3 Sixty also provides extensive data services and research to affect intelligent change and growth. For more, visit t360.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 Announces Strategic Partnership with BoomTown

NextHome Announces Strategic Partnership with BoomTown

Pleasanton, CA — May 27, 2021 — NextHome is proud to announce a new partnership with BoomTown, the leading cloud-based sales and marketing automation platform for real estate professionals. 

“For decades, BoomTown has been an online lead provider in residential real estate. Their model makes their lead cost lower than many competitors, and their automated mid-funnel follow-up system is very strong,” said NextHome’s Chief Strategy Officer, Keith Robinson.

BoomTown offers NextHomies the industry’s leading platform for generating and managing leads, with their Success Assurance program, responding to leads on behalf of agents 24/7, and nurturing for up to one year. As agents and brokers are busier than ever in today’s real estate climate, tools like these offer time savings, competitive edge, and proven results. 

“BoomTown has become a critical element of my NextHome offices, and every Broker should have it,” said Thomas Shumpert, Broker/Owner with NextHome Specialists in Columbia, South Carolina. “Beyond the lead generation opportunities they offer, the platform provides us with a turn-key, beautifully interactive website, and the ability to manage and coach agents in the company, and on my personal team, directly from the system dashboard.”

“NextHome empowers agents and brokers to provide excellent service without compromise, and we look forward to partnering with them to add more power to this mission and drive their team’s success,” said Grier Allen, CEO & President of BoomTown. “They know their agents need to be the trusted source for guiding buyers and sellers, and we have the tools and technology to help them achieve this.”

 

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 hosts Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification Course

NextHome hosts Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification Course

Pleasanton, CA — May 20, 2021 — NextHome recently hosted the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification course specifically designed to enhance the skills of real estate professionals in pricing properties, creating CMAs, working with appraisers, and guiding clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.

The training course was offered to NextHomies who attended the 2021 NextHome Virtual Conference as part of their admission ticket. Hosted virtually by Imran Poladi, NextHome’s Vice President, the PSA training course was completed by 392 NextHomies, making it one of the largest attended courses by one company in the history of NAR’s PSA class.  

“I’m proud to say that we had nearly 400 NextHome members making the commitment to becoming Pricing Strategy Advisor certified,” said Poladi. “It’s inspiring to see so many NextHomies finding education to be one of the most important aspects of their growth as a real estate professional.”

NextHome’s commitment to education has been one of the forefronts of the franchise’s offerings. Through certification courses, webinars, podcasts, workshops, and trainings, NextHome continually provides opportunities for members to expand their knowledge to better serve their communities. 

“Education is one of the most important tools in our REALTOR® toolbox,” said Renee Marquiss, Broker of NextHome In The Sun. “Learning how to better serve our customers who are selling one of their biggest assets is an opportunity I most definitely would jump on. Having it offered by our own corporate office, Imran, specifically, was perfect as I knew we all have the same mindset of #HumansOverHouses.”

Those who completed the certification course are thrilled to take their new learnings and implement the new tactics into their business right away. 

“I’m focused on emerging from the pandemic with more knowledge and tools to help my clients and consumers in an ever more competitive market,” said Scott Krug, an agent at NextHome Partners. “PSA helped me learn to dig deeper than the surface to interpret how the market lives and breathes.”

NextHome looks forward to hosting future NAR courses, and continually supporting the  education of all NextHome members in the ever-evolving real estate industry. 

 

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 and CMG Financial Launch NextMortgage, a New Mortgage Experience

NextHome and CMG Financial Launch NextMortgage, a New Mortgage Experience

Pleasanton, CA – May 6, 2021 – NextHome, the No. 1 real estate franchise, and CMG Financial, a national privately-held, mortgage banking firm, announce the launch of their new joint venture partnership, NextMortgage. 

NextMortgage will launch with offices in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kentucky first with plans to continue expansion throughout the United States. The company will be a collaborative partnership centered around the very best loan officers with a focus on culture, guidance, knowledge, and educating consumers to make empowered real estate decisions.

NextHome is the No. 1 franchise in the U.S. across all categories for 2020 based on customer satisfaction. Their ethos as a company has been to put humans first and trust that the business will follow and grow by providing exemplary service to their franchisees. NextHome plans to carry that same mindset and approach to the mortgage business, by building a company with the same principles.

“It’s rare to find a mortgage company that shares our same vision and principles, but after meeting the team at CMG Financial, we knew they were the right partner to create an entirely new mortgage experience for the NextHome membership,” said NextHome CEO James Dwiggins. “We’re truly excited at the prospect of developing a simpler, concierge-based real estate experience by combining the very best real estate agents and loan officers in the business.”

Similarly, CMG Financial thrives because of its loan officer-centric culture, with leadership working together to support branches on the local level and deliver the tools they need to succeed. One of the advantages of the joint venture partnership with CMG Financial is that loan officers will gain access to nationwide operations support plus proprietary products available exclusively to CMG and its affiliates.  

First-time homebuyers can take advantage of HomeFundItTM, the down payment gifting platform, to accept and apply monetary gifts toward their down payment and buy a home sooner with a larger down payment.  

Experienced homeowners may benefit from the All In One LoanTM, a first lien HELOC that combines mortgage financing and banking to help homeowners pay off their mortgage faster and reduce the lifetime cost of mortgage interest, all while maintaining access to home equity as needed.     

“We are thrilled to be working with NextHome, a company that is dedicated to personalizing the real estate experience and believes in the individual over the deal. Here at CMG Financial, culture is crucial to the success of our company. Finding a like-minded partner helped shape the creation of NextMortgage – a new mortgage lender that is heavily focused on improving the overall home buying experience for all parties involved,” said Chris Harris, SVP Joint Venture Manager, the CMG Financial.

 

For more information about NextMortgage, contact Nancy Pattison at nancy.pattison@nextmtg.com or visit www.nextmortgage.com.

NextHome Ranked one of The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies

NextHome Ranked one of The Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies

Pleasanton, CA — April 29, 2021 — NextHome was recently ranked on the Financial Times second annual list of The Americas’ fastest-growing companies for 2021. The list is comprised of the 500 companies in the Americas that have the highest growth in publicly disclosed revenues between 2016 and 2019.

The list was compiled with Statista, a research company, and ranks entrants from across the Americas by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in revenue between 2016 and 2019. Companies from these American countries were eligible to participate: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the US, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

NextHome was ranked No. 419 on the list that is dominated by digital companies. While NextHome prides itself on providing the latest technology for its members, at its core, it’s a real estate franchise – a human business. 

The franchise’s “Humans Over Houses” mindset was coined by NextHome’s Chief Strategy Officer Keith Robinson at the 2019 NextHome Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The saying came to fruition as Keith was continuously bombarded by conversations that paint real estate as a tech industry.

“If we ever lose sight of the human in the transaction, we are out of business,” said Keith. “That’s really the heart of it: with something as intimate and complicated as real estate, you cannot lose sight of that personal connection.”

NextHome is proud to be a “people business” recognized on the Financial Times list of The Americas’ fastest-growing companies for 2021 in a sea of digital companies. Putting humans over houses is, and will continue to be, the core of every NextHomie’s business to help their community members find or sell their next home. Learn more by visiting HumansOverHouses.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 Named a Top Low-Cost and Fastest-Growing Franchise

NextHome Named a Top Low-Cost and Fastest-Growing Franchise

Pleasanton, CA — April 27, 2021 — NextHome has recently been recognized by Entrepreneur as a Top Low-Cost Franchise and a Fastest-Growing Franchise for 2021. These rankings follow the franchise being named a Top Franchise on Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise 500®. 

NextHome was ranked No. 8 on their Top Low-Cost Franchises list for 2021. Companies on the list are ranked based on the scores they received in Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise 500 ranking, a comprehensive analysis that looked at more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. 

“Being a real estate franchise opportunity with an attainable point of entry was one of our core values when starting NextHome,” said Charis Moreno, Vice President of Sales at NextHome, Inc. “Having the recognition of being a top low-cost franchise solidifies why we’ve strived to be an option for those who want to make a difference in their business, in their lives, without putting their financial security at risk. Seeing our NextHomies follow their dreams in franchise ownership and finding success in doing so is the reason we do what we do so proudly.”

NextHome was ranked No. 43 on Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises in U.S. and Canada list for 2021. Growth is what franchising is all about, and this ranking identifies the franchise brands with the greatest franchise unit growth in the U.S. and Canada from July 2019 to 2020, based on data submitted for the 2021 Franchise 500®. Earlier this year, NextHome ranked No. 54 on the list of the Fastest-Growing Franchises in the U.S. alone by Entrepreneur. 

While growth is good, NextHome prides itself 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.

“Our growth stems from our people. Better put, the right people,” said Charis. “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.”

 

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 Owner Heidi Powell Recognized as a Powerful Woman in Franchising

NextHome Owner Heidi Powell Recognized as a Powerful Woman in Franchising

Pleasanton, CA — April 23, 2021 — As part of Franchise Business Review’s annual Top Franchises for Women research, FBR surveyed over 8,000 female franchise owners to get their perspective on owning a franchise business in 2021. Earlier this year, NextHome was named a Top Franchise for Women in Franchise Business Review’s 2021 report.

The past year has been difficult for many business owners yet women franchise owners have demonstrated their resilience and commitment to their local communities.

While franchising has historically been a male-dominated industry, women business owners have made significant strides in the past decade. Today, women are opening one out of every three new franchise businesses and female franchise ownership has increased significantly.

Franchise Business Review shared a series of 27 inspiring stories from female franchise owners who are experiencing success as business owners – breaking through the barriers and challenges unique to being a woman in the business world. One of those stories featured Heidi Powell, Owner of NextHome Dynamic located in Freeport, Pennsylvania. Read on to learn more about Heidi, and click here to read the full article. 

As a real estate agent, Heidi Powell wanted to support her community in finding their next homes.

“It’s not about the houses, the land, the numbers – it’s about the human factor,” she says. “We’re dealing with the human factor: The view over the kitchen table as you watch the kids play in the yard. The memories that will be made around the dining room table.”

Heidi initially started her career with a different franchise, but quickly found that her morals clashed with the numbers-driven goals of corporate. When her agreement ended, her research led her to NextHome and in July 2018 she became the 300th business with the franchise. 

“Anyone who’s thinking of franchising, the research is so very important,” says Heidi. “To meet and speak with other franchisees.”

The NextHome franchise community has supported and uplifted Heidi while allowing her to follow her own initiatives. Early on in the pandemic and realizing how many in her community were struggling, Heidi partnered with a group of volunteers to provide and deliver free lunches to those in need.

“Any time you can do something for your local community, it’s not about business,” Heidi says. “It’s so important to support the community that takes care of us every other time of the year.”

We’re thrilled to see Heidi’s dedication to her community and being a proud example of being a woman in business recognized by Franchise Business Review. Her passion for putting humans over houses couldn’t be more of an encompassing representation of a NextHomie. 

 

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 13, 2021 — The NextHome franchise is thrilled to congratulate NextHome Experience for being placed on RISMedia’s 2021 Power Broker Report due to their hard work in 2020. The Worthington, Ohio-based brokerage finished the year with $309,996,586 in volume with 1,171 transactions, placing them No. 853 by units 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 2020 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 550 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. “Even during a year of such adversity, they have gone above and beyond to help people find their next home.”

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.

NextHome Named a Top Low-Cost and Top Recession-Proof Franchise

NextHome Named a Top Low-Cost and Top Recession-Proof Franchise

Pleasanton, CA — April 7, 2021 — NextHome was identified by independent franchise market research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of only 50 franchises to qualify as a 2021 Top Low-Cost Franchise. Additionally, NextHome was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its report on the Top Recession-Proof Franchises for 2021.

Franchise Business Review (FBR) provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. FBR 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’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity. 

Brands on the list of the best low-cost franchises to buy had to have high franchisee satisfaction and an investment of under $100,000 at the time their franchisees participated in Franchise Business Review’s satisfaction survey.

“One of the most common myths around buying a franchise is that it’s too expensive. But what many people don’t know is that there are a number of very solid business opportunities out there that can provide the satisfaction and perks of business ownership but don’t require a huge financial investment,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “The franchises that made this year’s list of the Top Low-Cost Franchises all received high marks from their franchise owners on our independent satisfaction survey, making them all excellent options for entrepreneurs considering franchise ownership.”

More than 31,000 franchisees representing nearly 300 franchise brands participated in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey between July 2019 and February 2021. From the research, NextHome was one of just 100 franchise brands to be identified as a Top Recession-Proof Franchise award winner and be featured on the list of the best recession-proof businesses to start.

“From our perspective, franchisee satisfaction is one of the most important factors to consider before investing in any franchise opportunity,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “Franchising has historically performed well in a recession, and for people seeking to be their own boss, the recession-proof businesses we identified this year not only have outstanding satisfaction among their owners, but we feel they hold a strong advantage to outperform their competitors in the years ahead.”

 

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.