Blog : Sales

NextHome Edgewater now serving the Naples area

NextHome Edgewater now serving the Naples area

Maurice Cossairt

Pleasanton, CA — September 10, 2019 — NextHome is pleased to introduce Maurice Cossairt as the company’s newest broker/owner to open a NextHome franchise. Maurice and his team at NextHome Edgewater will serve real estate needs throughout Southwest Florida including Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, and Naples. NextHome Edgewater is the 60th NextHome franchise to open in Florida. 

As someone who has owned a home on Marco Island for 20 years, Maurice is excited to share his client-centered service with the area he loves. 

“We are thrilled to be expanding our services into the Marco Island area,” Maurice said.  

Maurice and his team at NextHome Edgewater specialize in vacation homes and are excited about their growing portfolio of satisfied first-time homebuyers, investors, and commercial clients. 

“I love working with first-time home buyers,” Maurice said. “There is something really satisfying about helping those types of clients.”

Maurice has been immersed in the real estate and home building industry since he was young. As a child, Maurice watched his parents run a brokerage and build their business. 

“I’ve been sitting at open houses since I was 12 years old,” Maurice recalled. 

In 2013, Maurice made real estate sales his full-time job. He continued to serve home buyers and sellers across the Naples area as an independent sales associate with Sun Realty until 2017. In those years, he sharpened his networking and lead-generating skills to a fine point. Maurice began his career closing seven transactions per year. However, those sharpened networking skills and robust word-of-mouth marketing now help Maurice close about 37 transactions per year. He also recently oversaw $3.4 million in annual sales in a market where median home prices hover in the $300,000-$500,000 range.

Maurice also created his own career as a designer/builder. As a general contractor, Maurice captained a company of hundreds of employees with many moving parts. However, he soon discovered he could remain in the industry he loved and have a smaller staff.

“After many years running a company with several hundred employees, I found out that I didn’t have to do that,” Maurice said. “I could work with a small group of REALTORS® and give them the individualized attention and support they need.”

In 2017, Maurice started to think that he would enjoy a career change as a NextHome broker/owner. He attended a Florida REALTORS® convention in 2016 where he met NextHome representatives and first considered a career with the franchisor. 

“I was impressed by what I saw,” Maurice said. “I hung on to that interaction, and when the time was right, I knew I wanted to start a brokerage with NextHome. The culture of NextHome is just the way I like to work; it was a good fit.”

Today, Maurice heads a growing office of real estate agents that he is happy to support through training and mentorship. 

“What really differentiates NextHome Edgewater for our agent is the flexibility we provide,” Maurice said. “I like how I can give them the tools they need but also the ability to customize on a client-by-client basis. It is great that NextHome Edgewater agents are able to do the business they want with a broker and brokerage that supports them and gives them the help they need when they need it.”

That level of personal customization, alongside the suite of top-level tools NextHome provides, also sets NextHome Edgewater apart for the client. 

“One of the things I like about NextHome is that I can have the cool marketing tools and all that fancy stuff but I can work in a way that customizes on a client-by-client basis,” Maurice said. “I don’t cram clients in a pipeline and treat them all the same. The personal touch – that’s my brand differentiation.” 

When he is not helping agents and real estate clients, Maurice enjoys boating, going to concerts and playing his trumpet. He is active with Habitat for Humanity and donates to the local chapter of St. Vincent de Paul. Maurice is the proud father of two grown children, a daughter and a son.

“NextHome is thrilled to have Maurice represent our franchise in the Naples area,” said Imran Poladi, NextHome’s Vice President. 

Please join us in congratulating Maurice on the opening of NextHome Edgewater in Naples, Florida! 

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

Congratulations to our NextHome Certified Instructors

Congratulations to our NextHome Certified Instructors

Every year, NextHome hosts a Franchise Owner Summit that brings together franchise owners and brokers from across the country with corporate and industry leaders. The event provides attendees with a first-glance at new technology and products, allows them to network with other NextHome members, and to share strategies on elevating their business.

NextHome rolled out a brand new program at this week’s Franchise Owner Summit in Denver. Brokers and owners had the opportunity to register and complete our inaugural Train the Trainer course, a NextHome accreditation program.

Completing the course, in addition to meeting other prerequisites, has resulted in 35 franchise owners becoming NextHome Certified Instructors. Their office locations across the country are now National Association of REALTORS® approved sites where our NextHomies can teach the NAR Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) course.

Given that over 50 percent of all agents inquire about the ABR designation, this is a game-changing opportunity for the first class of NextHome Certified Instructors to host trainings in their office locations and connect with local real estate professionals.

NextHome would like to recognize the following individuals who completed the Train the Trainer course in Denver and are now ready to spread their knowledge with agents in their spheres:

Alex Krumm
NextHome Excellence | Sarasota, FL

Amy Rivers
NextHome Cedar Street Realty | Roseville, CA

Anand Patel
NextHome Discovery | Tampa, FL

Angel Pabon
NextHome My Way | Milwaukee, WI

Beth Smoot
NextHome Triangle Properties | Raleigh, NC

Bobbi Slagle
NextHome Preferred | Felton, DE

Curtis Siever
NextHome Realty Select | Winchester, VA

Dawna Bledsoe
NextHome Connect | Shreveport, LA

Heidi Powell
NextHome Dynamic | Freeport, PA

Karen Hammonds
NextHome Realty Advisors | Texarkana, TX

Kelli Excell
NextHome Journey | Ames, IA

Kent Rodahaver
NextHome Gulf Coast III | Saint Petersburg, FL

Kimberly Hutson
NextHome Prestige Realty | Norman, OK

Laura Solis
NextHome Presidential Realty | Hallandale Beach, FL

Lisa Baker
NextHome Platinum Advantage | Rock Hill, SC

Mark Reale
NextHome Signature | Exton, PA

Marnie Goldschlag
NextHome Wine Country Premier | Santa Rosa, CA

Mary Ann Wilson
NextHome In The Triangle | Cary, NC

Nick Principino
NextHome Real Estate Solutions | Greenville, SC

Paige Brewer
NextHome At The Beach | Daytona Beach, FL

Pedro Rivera
NextHome My Way | Milwaukee, WI

Rhonda Plake
NextHome Heartland Realty | Stillwater, OK

Rick Hanby
NextHome Legends Realty | San Angelo, TX

Sandra Fernandez
NextHome At The Beach | Miami, FL

Sarah Durbin
NextHome Sierra Realty | Reno, NV

Scott Louser
NextHome Legendary Properties | Minot, ND

Sherry Montalvo
NextHome Cedar Street Realty | Roseville, CA

Steven Burch
NextHome Unlimited | Junction City, KS

Sylvia Moore Myers
NextHome 180° Realty | Warner Robins, GA

Tamara Dillashaw
NextHome Utica Properties | Angels Camp, CA

Teresa Saraco Cole
NextHome All American | DeBary, FL

Teri Villeggiante
NextHome Wine Country Premier | Santa Rosa, CA

Thomas Shumpert
NextHome Specialists | Columbia, SC

Tim Garrett
NextHome CORE Realty | Lubbock, TX

Tom Smolinski
NextHome Champions | Holland, MI

Tony Anderson
NextHome Gulf Coast | Largo, FL

Congratulations to those who completed the course, and we look forward to hosting more NextHome Train the Trainer events in the future.

Michael and Dee Norris Open NextHome’s Newest Franchised Location

Michael and Dee Norris Open NextHome’s Newest Franchised Location

Michael and Dee Norris

Pleasanton, CA — August 30, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce the latest addition to the franchise, NextHome Norris & Company Realty. The brokerage will represent the 59th NextHome franchised location in the state of Florida.

The company will be owned and operated by the top-producing husband and wife team Michael and Dee Norris.

Based out of Winter Haven, NextHome Norris & Company Realty will provide residential sales, investment property, second-home and vacation rental property, luxury, multi-family, condos, land sales, as well as commercial services to the counties of Winter Haven, Lakeland, Auburndale, Davenport, Lake Wales, Haines City, Dundee, Lake Hamilton, and the remainder of Polk County.

Winter Haven is located 50 miles west of downtown Orlando and is home to more than 45,000 residents. The city is home to the Legoland theme park, and is well known for being a part of the “Chain of Lakes” – a body of water that connects 25 different lakes.

After a career in buying and selling restaurants, Michael started his real estate journey in 1980 and worked at Sunset Realty in Winter Haven. Three years later he met Dee and the couple started working in real estate together in 1993.

The Norris’ did much of their own business, with Michael leading the way selling commercial real estate with his stepfather. Whether it was shopping centers, restaurants, bars and lounges, or even hotels, they were involved in selling all types of commercial real estate. 

In 1996, Michael and Dee moved to Brokers Realty, a real estate brokerage in Winter Haven. They did very well, often selling in excess of $20 million in volume annually. 

In 2011, they made the decision to go out on their own and open their brokerage, Norris & Company Realty. They made the decision to run the office as a small independent brokerage with no additional agents. It proved very successful and they continued to do well in the Winter Haven community.

In 2018, things changed as Michael and Dee opened up to the idea of adding agents to their company. 

“We reached that point in our career where we wanted to help other agents and we now had the desire and time to do just that,” said Michael.

“We Googled various real estate franchise companies when we came about NextHome,” said Dee. “It really seemed too good to be true, so I had our daughter research the company as well. We all loved what we saw, but it was meeting the leadership team in Boston at the National Association of REALTORS® Conference in November 2018 that confirmed NextHome was the right company to partner with.”

The Norris’ are proud of their commitment to the Winter Haven community and have recently opened the doors to their brand new centrally located office in the heart of the city. You’ll often find them at local events and working with organizations such as the Winter Haven Boys and Girls Club. 

Outside of  selling real estate, Michael and Dee are proud parents of two daughters, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. When they have the chance, they visit their beach house in Vero Beach to relax.

Please join us in congratulating Michael, Dee  and the rest of the team at NextHome Norris & Company Realty on their new office in Winter Haven, FL!

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome Highlighted by the Franchise Business Review

NextHome Highlighted by the Franchise Business Review

Pleasanton, CA — August 29th — The NextHome Franchise was recently featured on the Franchise Business Review charts in four different categories. NextHome has been named a Top Services Franchise, a Top Franchise for Women, a Top Innovative Franchise, and a Top Franchise for Veterans. 

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

NextHome’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their franchisor that focused on areas such as leadership, training, and core values as well as more personal questions concerning their business lifestyle and overall enjoyment of running their franchise. 

“A franchise is only as strong as it’s members. We’re incredibly grateful to have built a franchise that attracts those who want to make a difference in the real estate industry,” said James Dwiggins, CEO of NextHome, Inc. “Being recognized within these categories reminds us why we started.”

In February of 2019, Franchise Business Review also named NextHome as the No. 4 top franchise in 2019 out of 310 of the country’s top franchise brands. 

Founded in 2014, NextHome has been committed to changing the way consumers work with local agents and adapting to the modern real estate landscape to meet the ever-changing needs of agents and clients altogether.

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

How to Send Video in LinkedIn Messages – 3 Simple Steps

How to Send Video in LinkedIn Messages – 3 Simple Steps

According to LinkedIn, InMail messages get a 10-25% response rate, 300% higher than emails. The two main factors behind this increased response rate include:

  1. People go to LinkedIn to connect and learn. LinkedIn shows you when your contacts are live on the site, so you can hit them a message at a time when they’re thinking about business/career goals and how they might achieve them.
  2. Your professional profile is attached to your message. With a single click, your prospects can learn more about you, your company, your experience and expertise, and your connections without leaving the platform. They can quickly qualify you and your message, respond, and get back to what they were doing on LinkedIn.

Although these benefits are very real, the massive influx in sales practitioners leveraging “social selling” has resulted in your decision makers’ LinkedIn inboxes becoming nearly as saturated as their email inboxes. You must differentiate yourself and your messages from the crowd if you want to capitalize on the benefits of LinkedIn and earn time with your hard-to-reach prospects.

The best way to win the LinkedIn inbox (and prospecting in general!) is by making your messages as engaging and impactful as in-person interactions. BombBomb helps make this possible by making it simple to record, embed, and send personal videos through LinkedIn InMail.

Engage Prospects More Effectively with Video in LinkedIn

Someone using the BombBomb Video Chrome Extension to record a video

With BombBomb Video, you can quickly and easily record yourself, your screen, or a combination of both, and embed those videos into your LinkedIn messages to humanize your message and scale your best sales asset: YOURSELF.

Step 1: Record or Select a Video for your LinkedIn Message

Once you’ve downloaded the BombBomb Video Chrome Extension, pressing the BombBomb logo in your extension toolbar will immediately activate the BombBomb Video recorder without leaving LinkedIn.

Within BombBomb Recorder you can:

  • Record a webcam and/or screen capture video
  • Choose a video from your library
  • Edit your camera/mic settings

BombBomb’s proprietary video tech uploads your video while you’re recording it. No waiting around for your video to be ready to send. In fact, you’ll actually save time compared to typing your message out because you talk way faster and more effectively than you type!

Step 2: Customize Your Video Thumbnail

Once you hit stop on your video, you’ll be given the options to save, re-record, or customize your video thumbnail. By default, LinkedIn will select a random frame from your video to save as your BombBomb Video thumbnail, so customizing your thumbnail can help to provide context for your video and drive engagement. We recommend using a whiteboard or piece of paper with your prospect’s name written out to help show that the video was created just for them.


To apply a custom, still-image thumbnail to your video, you can capture a new thumbnail with your webcam using the “Thumbnail” button. Hovering over the button will activate your webcam and clicking “Thumbnail” will instantly capture and save a new image. This can be done unlimited times until you’re happy.

Whenever you’re ready, click “Save.”

Step 3: Copy and Paste Your Video

Once you’ve customized your thumbnail and saved your video, it’s time to paste your video into your LinkedIn message. In order to do this properly, you’ll want to use the “Copy URL” option.


LinkedIn InMail shows link previews to your message recipient, so when you paste the URL into the message and send, your link will “unfurl” and your BombBomb video thumbnail will appear as a clickable button alongside any accompanying text you provide within the message.

Upon clicking on your video, your prospect will be redirected to your BombBomb Video page. Our pages are solely designed to deliver your unique message to a captive audience. There are no ads, no distracting exit links or images, no suggested videos, just you and your message.

Building relationships on the world’s largest professional network has never been easier.

Humanize your LinkedIn Messages

If you’re ready to go from a faceless blurb of text that goes ignored to a real person who stands out in the LinkedIn inbox, then request a demo of BombBomb Video today and start getting face to face at scale with the people that matter most to your business.

To learn more tips from our partners at BombBomb, check out their blog!

Top-Producing Real Estate Broker Opens NextHome’s Newest Franchised Location

Top-Producing Real Estate Broker Opens NextHome’s Newest Franchised Location

Garrick Olerud

Pleasanton, CA — August 21, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce the latest addition to the franchise, NextHome Prime Real Estate. The brokerage will represent the ninth NextHome franchised location in the state of Wisconsin.

The company will be owned and operated by top-producing REALTOR® and real estate broker, Garrick Olerud.

Based out of Westby, NextHome Prime Real Estate will provide residential sales, investment property, land and farm sales, and commercial services to the counties of Vernon, La Crosse, Crawford, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Richland.

Westby is located two hours northwest of the state’s capital Madison and is home to just under 2,500 residents, but the larger metro area has a population of nearly 300,000. The city is known for its strong agricultural economy and cooperative business partnerships. Westby is sometimes referred to as “Co-Op City” with seven business co-ops still actively in business including Westby Cooperative Creamery, Vernon Telephone Cooperative, Heartland Country Coop, Westby Coop Credit Union, Vernon Electric Cooperative, and Accelerated Genetics.

Garrick started his real estate career right after graduating from college in 2014 with Coldwell Banker River Valley REALTORS® based out of La Crosse, WI.

His father, Gary, was an auctioneer and had auctioned everything from personal items to farm equipment. In 2015, he partnered with his father to help with auctioning off real estate properties.

In addition to the real estate auctions, Garrick built a very successful real estate sales business. In 2018 alone, Garrick sold more than 100 homes. One of the proudest moments of his career was when he received the President’s Award out of 100 agents at his company. He consistently was ranked in the top two percent of the company year after year.

Garrick attributes much of his success to his commitment to community relationships.

“Before real estate, I thought about working in politics,” said Garrick. “I love connecting with those in our community. Being in real estate allows me a rewarding career with a high level of community involvement.” 

Garrick serves on the Vernon County Board of Supervisors and is also the Vice President of the Westby Coon Prairie Church. 

In 2018, Garrick was ready to take the next step and open his own brokerage.

“I wanted to open a real estate company that allowed me to modify my existing methods and systems so I could help other hard-working agents build their own business,” said Garrick. “By creating an environment that allows agents to flourish, the result helps better serve those in our community.”

Garrick knew NextHome would be the franchise that would allow him to provide the technology he was looking for, while still allowing him to run the brokerage his way.

Outside of selling real estate, Garrick and his wife of seven years Kassi love spending time with their two daughters – Peyton (age 5) and Piper (age 2). The Olerud’s are expecting their first son in October 2019.

Please join us in congratulating Garrick and the rest of the team at NextHome Prime Real Estate on their new office in Westby, WI!


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


Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

How to Score a Real Estate Listing in a Competitive Market

How to Score a Real Estate Listing in a Competitive Market

If you work in a competitive market where homes for sale are in short supply, landing listings can be a challenge. For established agents and newbies alike, getting sellers’ attention at the right time and then earning their confidence is the key to success. Here are some ideas to help get your name on more “For Sale” signs.

Since you don’t always know when sellers are thinking about putting their home on the market, promoting yourself consistently throughout the year often yields the best results. If your market is seasonal or has traditional peak listing periods, be sure to ramp up your efforts before the rise in home sales instead of during the top months (typically April – June) when sellers have likely already chosen their agents.

Spread the word in your community that you conduct free workshops, seminars, and brown bag lunch programs about selling homes. You could put together presentations on topics like:

  • Thinking About Selling Your Home?
  • How to Prepare Your Home to Sell
  • How to Select a Real Estate Professional
  • The State of Our Current Real Estate Market
  • How Much Is Your Home Worth?

Specialize in an area or neighborhood to build your reputation as a sellers’ agent. If you live in or are familiar with a particular part of town, focus your marketing efforts there. Emphasize your extensive knowledge and experience in that area in your marketing materials and online to gain referrals and to attract new clients.

Specialize in a specific market segment. Do you enjoy working with first-time homebuyers? Do you like helping families find the right homes and school districts? Maybe you like to serve relocating or downsizing clients? Find a niche market that corresponds to your skills and experience, then target your marketing effort to that group.

Yes, digital marketing is great— but so are tried-and-true, old-fashioned marketing tools like door hangers, direct mail, and personalized promotional items. If you’ve been using the same marketing materials and photos for a while, update them with new images and fresh wording.

Ask for the business. Put the word out to former clients and friends that you’re eager to handle new listings. Remind them of your professional skills and strengths, and ask them to introduce you or to refer you to new clients.

Create an industry network. You may not see the benefit in maintaining relationships with people such as lenders and attorneys, but these types of people often refer business your way.

Tap into the complimentary marketing resources offered by American Home Shield®. For example, AHS® offers a dynamic marketing automation tool that lets you build and send personalized marketing materials to your clients. The company also offers open house kits and other selling tools. Your knowledgeable AHS Account Executive will gladly work with you and share their industry expertise to help you build your business and reach your goals.

Once you gain listings, remember that your sellers can enjoy the benefits of an American Home Shield Home Warranty with the Seller Coverage Option*. For up to six months, until the coverage transfers to the buyers, sellers receive the advantages of the AHS ShieldEssential(SM) plan while the home is on the market. ShieldEssential protection includes coverage for major components of the most crucial home systems that are the most expensive to repair or replace, including heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and more. American Home Shield can help streamline transactions for buyers, sellers, and agents which may lead to new referrals – and new listings.

*Subject to a $2,000 cap for all trades during the listing period.

For more information from our partners at American Home Shield, visit their blog!

NextHome Named on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

NextHome Named on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Pleasanton, CA — August 14, 2019 — Inc. magazine revealed its annual Inc. 5000 list today, and NextHome is among the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The five-year-old company has been dubbed one of the fastest-growing real estate franchise and it shows from their spot on the list at #1897. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

NextHome is a part of a list that achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years. 

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” said Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. 

Considering NextHome was founded in 2014, the franchise was headed for exponential growth within their first year of induction. As their unique and modern marketing hits the real estate industry by storm, there’s no slowing down. 

“This recognition is a testament to the hard work of our team to deliver a consumer-centric brand and an innovative technology platform that resonates with agents and brokers,” said James Dwiggins, CEO of NextHome. “More than that, it speaks to the level of professionalism of our members who are truly the absolute best in the business. We couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishments, helping Nexthome grow at such a tremendous rate.”

The NextHome franchise would like to extend a huge thank you to all members across the country. Without them, they would not have the great pleasure of being on a list that has held other well-known names like Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, and other power-hitters. 

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


Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome’s First Franchisee in Oklahoma Expands Her Reach

NextHome’s First Franchisee in Oklahoma Expands Her Reach

Kimberly Hutson

Pleasanton, CA — August 14, 2017 — NextHome is proud to announce the latest addition to the franchise, NextHome Simply Real Estate. The brokerage will represent the second NextHome franchise location owned by Kimberly Hutson in the state of Oklahoma. She will take over ownership from a fellow broker and Norman Board of REALTORS® member, Carolyn Little. Carolyn will stay on during the transition of ownership as the company’s broker of record.

Additionally, she has acquired the property management division of NextHome Simply Real Estate and will be of service to more than 50 properties. 

“I’m excited about this opportunity to expand in Oklahoma and continue the NextHome way of doing business in our communities,” said Kimberly. “Carolyn has created a wonderful brokerage with an amazing culture. Both of our offices have been very involved in working in our local cities and I’m thrilled to have Carolyn still be a part of the NextHome family.”

Based out of Noble, NextHome Simply Real Estate will provide residential sales, investment property, luxury home sales, first time home buyers, military, land sales, horse properties, multi-family and relocation services to areas including Norman, Moore, Oklahoma City, Edmond, Piedmont, Guthrie, Newcastle, Tuttle, Blanchard, and the surrounding rural communities.

Noble, located just on the outskirts of the city of Norman, is home to just under 7,000 residents. The city is the third-largest in population in Cleveland County.

Before real estate, Kimberly worked as an Executive Secretary to a Bank President and left her job after 10 years to raise her family.

“After the kids were older, I was ready to get back into working full time,” said Kimberly. The couple moved a couple of times due to her husband’s work transfers but were happy to move back to Norman. 

“The process of selling and searching for our homes during those moves is what made me want to get into real estate. I am very passionate about helping people and I want to make a difference in this industry,” said Kimberly.

Licensed since 2013, Kimberly is a member of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors®, Norman Board of Realtors®, and the Edmond Board of Realtors.

Kimberly spent her first year learning as much as possible about the industry. Her commitment to education shines through the time she dedicates towards improving her service for her clients. She has earned several NAR designations and certifications including Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyers Agent (ABR), Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR).

With her commitment to education evident, Kimberly sold nearly $4 million in real estate volume in just her second year in real estate.

In 2016, she went on to get her broker’s license and joined eXp Realty as a branch broker. As her business continued to increase, she started a team.

Although she successfully led agents as the branch broker, changes in the company franchise structure in Oklahoma caused Kimberly to look in a different direction.

In 2017, she decided to start her own brokerage and was looking for the right company to affiliate with.

“A friend introduced me to NextHome because she knew I was looking for something new and different than what other brokerages offered here in Oklahoma,” recalled Kimberly.

Soon after, Kimberly launched NextHome Prestige Realty in Norman, Oklahoma.

“We are a group of tech-savvy agents that love the tools and resources NextHome provides. We focus on team building, training and representing our clients with a personal experience we are proud of. NextHome gives us the tools and resources we need to streamline our processes and operate effectively and efficiently for our clients’ needs,” said Kimberly.

With a group of career-oriented agents at the brokerage, Kimberly takes pride in how involved the team at NextHome Prestige Realty is with the local community. When they are not in the office or helping clients, you’ll find them out on the golf course sponsoring a hole for a charity tournament, working or serving in the local communities, or helping the local boards.

“We love our communities and giving back is important to us,” said Kimberly.

Outside of selling real estate, Kimberly and her husband of 27 years, Glen, enjoy spending time with their family and friends and traveling as much as possible. The couple has three children – Brooklyn (24), Bridgette (21), and Chad (15).

Please join us in congratulating Kimberly and the rest of the team at NextHome Prestige Realty and NextHome Simply Real Estate on their expansion in Oklahoma!


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


Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome Opens Two New Franchised Offices in Idaho

NextHome Opens Two New Franchised Offices in Idaho

Patricia Hernandez

Pleasanton, CA — August 9, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Home Run Realty. The new brokerage represents the eighth and ninth NextHome franchised offices in the state of Idaho. One office will be located in Pocatello, while the other will be in American Falls. The offices are approximately 20 minutes away from each other and will help NextHome Home Run Realty’s agents service the entire Southeast Idaho region.

NextHome Home Run Realty will be led by broker/owner Patricia Hernandez. She will handle all day-to-day aspects of the company including mentoring, training, and brokerage growth. Her daughter, Amanda, and her son Anthony will be joining her on the leadership team and will assist Patricia in handling various business needs for the company.

The city of Pocatello is home to more than 55,000 residents and is the fifth most populated city in the state of Idaho. American Falls is a much smaller city with just over 4,000 residents. NextHome Home Run Realty will not only service buyers and sellers of both those areas, but also the remainder of Bannock, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, and Power counties.

With expertise in working with first-time homebuyers, move-up buyers, investors, new construction, out of state buyers, and military relocation, NextHome Home Run Realty is positioned to help all different types of buyer and seller needs. 

Patricia has always had an interest in real estate since she was very young. As a child, she spent her summers in Southern California with her grandmother who would take her to look at all the open houses in the area. As an investor, Patricia’s grandmother was a savvy home buyer and was very experienced at investing in properties. 

Patricia started her career in 2007 with an independent boutique brokerage and worked there for her first two years. She focused on developing strong relationships with her clients and earning their trust through smart and thoughtful real estate advice. That mindset set the tone for a successful career path.

In December 2009, Patricia made the move to ERA – The Brokerage in Pocatello. Over a five year period, she built her business to new heights – selling upwards of $4 million in real estate volume. With the average home sales price being in the mid $100,000’s, Patricia did very well. As one of the top agents in the 20 person brokerage, Patricia’s consistency with putting client needs in front of her own needs has been the hallmark of her career. 

In Fall 2014, Patricia opened her own real estate company – Home Run Realty

“After working for others, I felt like it was time to go out on my own and be more in control of my business,” said Patricia. “I already had Amanda’s help assisting me in years prior, so I knew that I had the support to go out on my own and open a brokerage.”

In 2018, Home Run Realty sold more than $7 million in real estate. 

Later that year, Patricia was looking for a way to provide an even better experience for her clients. She looked at various real estate franchises to see what was available.

“I worked for a franchised office when I was at ERA,” said Patricia. “I knew what franchises could offer, but NextHome really blew me away. The cutting edge technology was second to none.”

By adding NextHome to an already successful brokerage, Patricia feels that the partnership will provide her clients with unparalleled service unlike any in the area.

Outside of selling real estate, Patricia is all about family. She enjoys time with her husband of 27 years, Lonnie, and their kids Amanda, Anthony, and Stephanie. The family loves to travel and visits California as much as possible.

Patricia is very involved in her church and community, and volunteers as much as possible.

Please join us in congratulating Patricia, Amanda, Anthony and the rest of the team at NextHome Home Run Realty on the opening of their two brand new NextHome brokerages in Pocatello and American Falls!


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


Each office is an independently owned and operated business.