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NextHome Real Estate Perfection opens in Lakewood Ranch, Florida

NextHome Real Estate Perfection opens in Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Pleasanton, CA — July 16, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Real Estate Perfection, based in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. The brokerage represents the 497th office to join the NextHome franchise out of 519 active office locations across the country.

NextHome Real Estate Perfection will serve clients across Manatee County, with a focus on residential buyers and sellers in the Lakewood Ranch area. 

The brokerage is owned by the husband-and-wife team of Greg and Kassandra Simony. Greg has been a licensed real estate agent since 2002 and Kassandra has held her real estate sales license since 2019. 

Together, Greg and Kassandra have been successful entrepreneurs, owning several successful businesses throughout the years. However, real estate called to them as a business that could make a real impact on the lives of others in their community. 

“We were excited to provide a real estate experience where clients could be listened to and receive service that was truly tailored to what they want and need – not simply what is convenient for the agent,” Greg said. 

When they discovered NextHome, Greg and Kassandra knew they had found a franchise that could help them accomplish their goals. 

“The technology, the marketing, the tools, everything was great,” Kassandra said. “And the affordability factor of starting with NextHome gave us the flexibility to invest money the way we needed to.”

Today, Greg and Kassandra are offering clients across Manatee County prompt and professional service, backed by NextHome’s suite of industry-leading technology. 

“We genuinely believe that if you are going to do something, you need to do it right,” Kassandra said. “That means we answer the phone, we provide unparalleled service, and we are really responsive to our clients.”

Outside the office, Greg enjoys giving back to his community through various nonprofit organizations. He is a dedicated athlete who helps disabled individuals participate in triathlons through using a slew of adaptive gear he has accumulated over the years. 

Greg and Kassandra are the parents of one daughter, Marie (11), who is an accomplished competitive swimmer. 

Please join us in congratulating Greg and Kassandra on the opening of NextHome Real Estate Perfection in Lakewood Ranch, 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.

How Real Estate Professionals Set Goals

How Real Estate Professionals Set Goals

Career success doesn’t usually happen by chance. For most people, building a business and moving up the ladder takes focus, drive, and planning. So, if you’re unsure where your career is headed or what your next steps are, perhaps it’s time for some goal setting. Whether your goals are immediate, mid-range, or long-term, here are some helpful steps:

Look back.

While it’s true that goal setting is a forward-thinking exercise, sometimes it helps to review your history before you get started. What has kept you from achieving goals in the past? What steps can you take to keep remove, minimize, or manage these impediments? What changes would be helpful before you proceed? Reflecting and answering some simple questions can give you clarity and help you stay on track.


Take stock of your career and personal life and ask yourself what is important to you and your family. Remember, not every professional goal needs to be tied to income. Your professional goals might include holding an office in an industry organization, networking, or increasing your social media presence and engagement. Relocating to a new town or changing companies can also be professional goals.

Break your goals into manageable tasks.

For every goal, detail the steps needed to achieve it and the estimated time to complete each step. It’s usually helpful to do this in outline form first and then block out time on your calendar daily or weekly, specifically for goal work. You can assign firm deadlines for each step or a weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual timeline.

Make timeframes realistic.

While it’s good to assign target dates for each step in the goal-setting process, you could get discouraged and eventually give up if the timeframes are too ambitious. Factor in current work and family obligations, as well as any increased seasonal responsibilities to set yourself up for success.

Network with colleagues.

Find out how they handle goal setting and if they’d be willing to share any tips with you. Ask if you can meet regularly to help hold each other accountable for working on the steps that will help you reach your goals. Finally, be sure to celebrate together when each of you makes progress.

Have a mentor.

Asking a respected colleague or boss to serve as a counselor, advisor, and supporter is a great way to work toward your goals. By sharing their own experience, your mentor can help you avoid pitfalls and guide you in the right direction. You may also develop a meaningful relationship and friendship in the process.

Consider the education and training that will be needed for advancement.

Would a degree help you achieve your goals? Do you need certification or continuing education credits to move forward? Research the requirements, time commitments, and expenses that advancing your education and training will require.

Be honest with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses.

As much as possible, try to align your goals with your best talents and attributes. If something is holding you back, make a plan to improve yourself in that area. Remember, no one is good at everything, but everyone is good at something. Make sure your goals reflect the ways you excel.

For more helpful tips from our partners at American Home Shield, check out their blog!

NextHome announces new Northern Idaho brokerage

NextHome announces new Northern Idaho brokerage

Carrie and Shawn Sutton

Pleasanton, CA — July 9, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome 365 Realty, based in Athol, Idaho. 

Located just 30 minutes north of Coeur D’ Alene and an hour east of Spokane, Washington, NextHome 365 Realty is poised to serve the growing northern Idaho area. 

Under the leadership of owners Carrie and Shawn Sutton, NextHome 365 Realty offers expertise in waterfront property, secondary and vacation rental homes, land and acreage, ranches, and all other types of residential real estate. 

Carrie has more than 16 years of high-producing sales experience. Shawn obtained his Idaho sales license in 2007, his Washington sales license in 2019, and his broker’s license in 2021. He is also the owner of Sutton Tile and Marble.

Together, Carrie and Shawn offer unique expertise and people-first service to their clients. 

“Throughout my career, the thing I’m most proud of is the relationships we have built,” Carrie said. “To me, it’s not about a transaction, but about the humans we are able to help and the lives we impact for the better.”

Although Carrie remains laser-focused on the human side of the business, the Suttons sales numbers are also remarkable. Last year, they achieved $17 million in sales volume with 46 transactions. This year, they are primed to exceed that number by 20 additional transactions. 

Their success is built on NextHome’s foundation of putting humans over houses. In 2016, the Suttons became part-owners of a northern Idaho NextHome franchise. In 2019, they stepped away from ownership to focus all their attention on their sales clients. The banner years that followed, and their rededication to the people who mattered most, helped the Suttons know that 2021 was the right time to step back into ownership. 

“There was no doubt in my mind that NextHome was the franchise we wanted to continue to partner with,” Carrie said. “I’ve been with a lot of different companies and by far NextHome’s communication, its support, its back-office systems make every day and every transaction go so smoothly.”

As they launch NextHome 365 Realty, the Suttons hope to position themselves as the company that cares. 

“I want to be a household name, not because we sell real estate but because we care and we are passionate and have the drive to support people,” Carrie said. “As we grow, we are looking for agents who will embrace that caring mentality. It is always humans over houses for us.”

That dedication to service has been a distinguishing trait for the Suttons since they started in real estate. The couple are always helping in their community with various needs on a personal basis. When an unexpected windstorm toppled hundreds of trees in January, the Suttons helped coordinate cleanup efforts. When local businesses open, the Suttons use their thriving social media platforms to give them a boost. And when storms trap locals in snowbound homes, the Suttons find ways to help plow them out. In addition to those personal acts of community service, Carrie also serves on the Coeur D Alene MLS Board of Directors. 

“My vision for NextHome 365 Realty is to continue to offer an outstanding service level to our community,” Carrie said. “Our vision is to continue to give absolutely amazing service not only to our agents but also clients and customers.”

The brokerage is a family affair, which includes Carrie and Shawn’s children. Courtney Lampert is a professional REALTOR® who carries on her mother’s legacy of hard work and dedication to client service, Turner is a professional real estate photographer, and April is a lender at a local bank. 

Please join us in congratulating the Sutton family on the opening of NextHome 365 Realty in Athol, Idaho!


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.

Fair Housing, Discrimination and Errors & Omissions Insurance

Fair Housing, Discrimination and Errors & Omissions Insurance

Discrimination and Fair Housing issues, both real and alleged, can take many forms. It is, or should be, a topic of concern for all real estate professionals. The topic is prevalent in today’s news with stories of racial bias in property appraisals resulting in inappropriately low valuations for Black and minority owned properties. Concerns of bias and discrimination are not unique to the appraisal profession and have roots in real estate that go back decades. Few local or federal laws were in place to allow equal access to home ownership or funding for many decades. The Fair Housing Administration was established in 1934 but did little to create greater opportunity for home ownership. Its guidelines relied on local ordinances and real estate boards to determine how loans would be made, all but formalizing the red‐lining of minority neighborhoods and communities. The consequences of red ‐ lining were enormous, affecting public housing policy and even relocation of neighborhoods for highways and other government projects.

In 1968, the federal government enacted the Fair Housing Act, though initially with no enforcement capabilities. The Act prohibits discrimination in most housing due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability, and a substantial list of prohibitions is noted. More can be found about the Fair Housing Act at

It would be easy to assume that only the most egregious instances of discrimination and bias exist in the real estate industry today. While those are the events that make the headlines, such as the recent appraisal bias allegations, real estate agents continue to be sued or receive complaints due to actions that seem far less severe. In fact, E & O claims alleging Fair Housing Discrimination are on the rise. Many of these allegations (remember that a Claim and lawsuit is only an allegation of wrong‐doing) do not result from clear or deliberate acts of bias or discrimination – though those unfortunately exist in abundance. Many allegations seem more benign, less intentional, but still trigger serious consequences. Some professional services create more risk, including property management, leasing, eviction and “cash for keys”. Many other complaints are triggered by careless comments and assumptions, and even attempts to be helpful. Examples include describing a neighborhood as “family friendly” to a single buyer; telling a handicapped person that they would be unhappy in a multi‐level home; providing erroneous information on the acceptance of service animals on a property; failure to provide documents and communications in a person’s native language; failure to, or creating the appearance of, limited availability or opportunity to buyers of color, sexual orientation, etc. As in so many circumstances that result in problems for agents, moving away from verifiable fact and information about a property, and venturing into opinion and conjecture is both avoidable and potentially catastrophic.

Most Errors & Omissions policies for real estate firms offer Fair Housing and Discrimination coverage, though it is typically a separate and specifically‐defined coverage with liability limits that can be different (less) from the policy’s main liability coverage. To trigger a Fair Housing Claim, the allegation must allege a violation of some federal, state or local regulation or law related to equal housing opportunity, Civil Rights violation or the Fair Housing Act. Because Fair Housing coverage and resulting Claims are limited in both policy language and liability protection, a clever Plaintiff attorney would also most likely bring suit against some other aspect of the agent’s actions and policy coverage. A conscientious agent would be wise, and considerate, to avoid this double jeopardy.

For more helpful information from our partners at Landy Insurance, click HERE.

Written by John Torvi | Vice President of Marketing and Sales | The Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency, Inc | | Direct: 781-292-5417 | Toll Free: 800-336-5422 x117
NextHome HomeFront expands to serve military families

NextHome HomeFront expands to serve military families

Crystal Boggs

Pleasanton, CA — July 2, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the expansion of NextHome HomeFront, serving clients at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. This newest addition expands on the success of the original NextHome HomeFront location in Ocean Springs that opened in 2019. 

The brokerage represents the 499th office to join the NextHome franchise out of 517 active office locations across the country.

NextHome HomeFront is owned by Crystal Boggs, a high-producing professional who has a passion for serving military families. 

Of the 15 agents working with NextHome HomeFront, all but two come from military families. The new brokerage is also ideally situated just outside Keesler Air Force Base’s new main gate – a multi-million-dollar upgrade years in the making. 

“My husband retired from the military in 2019, and his service included nine years at Keesler – right after Hurricane Katrina came through,” Crystal said. “We understand the military lifestyle like no one else. We are aiming to be hyper-focused on the needs of military families.”

Crystal began her real estate sales career in San Antonio in 2016, and when the family moved to Mississippi in 2017, she again became licensed. Crystal went into real estate full time after selling off her very successful party rental business, Biloxi Bounce House, which did more than 1,000 rentals annually. 

She spent most of the first year learning the marketing and prospecting side of real estate, and that dedication to education paid off just a few months into her second year in the business. Within the last three months of 2017, she sold over $1 million in real estate – an incredible number considering the local average home sales price at that time was just under $140,000.

Crystal made the move to a local NextHome franchised office where, in 2018, she sold 24 homes with more than $5 million in total sales volume.

In late 2018, Crystal felt it was the right time to open her own brokerage. As the previous owner of a successful business prior to real estate, her experience and track record gave her the confidence to open NextHome HomeFront.

“NextHome HomeFront is a boutique brokerage company where the agents are treated like family,” said Crystal. “That allows them to connect with the ownership/leadership team and know they are heard and treated with respect.”

In 2019, Crystal was honored with one of the most esteemed awards a military spouse can receive – Armed Forces Insurance Keesler Military Spouse of The Year. She also mentors military spouses to have transferable careers and assists retirees get started in a real estate career. 

Crystal and her husband Bryan have been married for 19 years and are the proud parents of Mecquela (age 17) and Bryanna (15). Mecquela graduated a year early from high school and is joining the Airforce this summer, continuing the family’s military life.

The family enjoys all types of outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, and crabbing. 

Please join us in congratulating Crystal and the rest of the team at NextHome HomeFront on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in Biloxi, Mississippi!


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.

NextHomies celebrated Luke Day 2021 with community service and outreach

NextHomies celebrated Luke Day 2021 with community service and outreach

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.  

Coming off of a year that emphasized the importance of community support, Luke Day 2021 was full of amazing events organized by NextHomies across the nation. Events ranged from volunteering at food banks and supporting local animal shelters to raising donations for our national charity partner, Canine Companions

Here are just a few examples of how NextHome members rolled up their sleeves to support their neighbors, friends, and communities:

  • NextHome Unlimited in Junction City, KS organized donation boxes for the local animal shelter, supplying items in high need.
  • NextHome Preferred in Felton, DE launched a “Get Luked” fundraiser supporting Canine Companions, where neighbors had their lawns covered with Luke mascots.
  • NextHome CORE Realty in Lubbock, TX performed maintenance duties at a local children’s shelter, Texas Boys and Girls Ranch.
  • NextHome First Coast in Saint Augustine, FL delivered donations to K9s for Warriors, partnering with a local girl scout troop to escalate their impact.
  • NextHome Hometown Realty in Kahului, HI donated shoes and funds to the Wishing Well Foundation for Kids.
  • NextHome Preview Properties in Mount Vernon, WA gathered pet supplies for their local Humane Society.
  • NextHome New Horizons Equity Realty in Byesville, OH held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and donated proceeds to The Guernsey Co. Dog Shelter and The House of Samuel.
  • NextHome Realty Consultants in North Augusta, SC supported the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare by donating supplies they needed from the community.

NextHome would like to extend a huge thank you to all NextHomies who participated in Luke Day, an event that truly shares our Humans Over Houses mindset. In addition, NextHome was able to donate nearly $2,000 toward Canine Companions thanks to the NextHomies who purchased Luke Day apparel from The Orange Appeal Store. 

Based in Pleasanton, CA, the NextHome corporate office used Luke Day as an opportunity to support the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Together, the corporate team raised over $1,200 to fund the local food bank’s ongoing hunger-relief efforts.

“Luke Day, in just its third year of celebration, has been an opportunity for NextHomies to showcase the Humans Over Houses ethos that runs deeply in all of us,” said Keith Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer of NextHome, Inc.“Being in real estate doesn’t just mean we sell houses, our underlying passion is helping our communities, and seeing the admirable events NextHome offices organized near and far echoes that.”

On behalf of Luke, thank you to the NextHomies using his orange powers for good. You already serve the people in your communities by helping them find their next home. Thank you for spending Luke Day to further drive the #HumansOverHouses movement forward!

June Economic Update

June Economic Update

A fellow NextHomie, Mike Drutar of NextHome Paradise Realty, hit me with this stat a few weeks back and I thought it was powerful enough to share with everyone (thanks for the share Mike!). 

This graph is the Google Trends report for the search term “real estate” from the last five years and here is something interesting… it seems to be slowing down at a time when it normally is heating up. 

We see it peak on April 11th through the 17th where it touches the high water mark and then has a steady trend line down. Let me be clear, it’s “down” from an all-time high in interest since July of 2020 (other than the normal holiday swoon) it has been a white hot search term. This is for sure because of one factor, and could be because of another. Let’s discuss.

End of school slowdown: the real estate market always slows down for a week or two at the end of the school year. There is a shift in life schedules and frankly people with kids have a few weeks of chaos as they (and the kids) adjust to a new schedule and rhythm of life (and I can say this because I am one in the chaos). This shift is baked in and part of what is being reflected in the search numbers. 

As I am writing this on June 22nd, this is normally when you see it start to bounce. The new rhythm has been established (my house is giving Disney+ a time blocked chunk of our day on the regular) and you see home buyers and you would think searches go on the rise, but it is still declining.  

We have to wait a bit longer to see if this trend line holds but I think this could be a factor of buyer fatigue. When you have prices rise as fast as they have over the last few years, and when you have inventory as constrained as it is, and buyers writing offer and offer and getting beat out, eventually they say, “Hey, maybe this isn’t the time for us.” Or, at a minimum, they back away to catch their breath, adjust to the new reality of prices and sometimes adjust their home buying desire. 

Let me add that we in the industry hate this. We hate that the reason for a buyer not buying isn’t their ability to qualify, isn’t a change in their vision for their life, it’s just simply because they are burnt out in the process, or have gone from being able to afford it to not being able to afford it. That hurts. We’re in the business of helping people fulfill their dreams of homeownership, we don’t like being in the business of watching those dreams die. 

Lastly, Mike has a great video on inflation if you want to nerd out on that you can find that HERE. Also, he is in Hawaii, so I am currently working on going to meet him for coffee so we can discuss a bunch of other charts and graphs with a pineapple beverage in hand. Many mahalos, Mike, for the graph.

NextHome People First Realty expands in Brooklyn, New York

NextHome People First Realty expands in Brooklyn, New York

MA Dudley

Pleasanton, CA — June 18, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the expansion of NextHome People First Realty in Brooklyn, New York. This second office builds on the success of NextHome People First Realty’s first location in Charlotte, North Carolina. The brokerage represents the 19th office location opened in New York for the NextHome franchise and the 585th NextHome office opened nationally.

The brokerage will serve clients across all five boroughs and in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, and Putnam. 

NextHome People First Realty is owned by Brooklyn native, MA Dudley. 

“We are excited to get things up and running,” Dudley said. “This is the perfect time to get mingling again and help people find the home of their dreams.”

Dudley first obtained his real estate license in 1992 in New York, but began actively buying and selling in 2014. In between those years, his passion for helping and serving people stemmed from serving in the United States Air Force before embarking on a long career in law enforcement. He has held multiple high security clearances while working for local and federal government agencies. Dudley brings his personal code of ethics, honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness to the real estate arena.

After dabbling in rehab properties, Dudley decided to try his hand at sales. 

“To my surprise, I realized that I loved sales,” Dudley said. “I loved the feeling of being able to help people find houses.”

Dudley started focusing on first-time home buyers while continuing to buy and rehab distressed properties in North Carolina. 

As his career evolved, Dudley knew that he wanted the financial flexibility of being his own boss. 

“I wanted to get real value out of the work I was putting in,” Dudley said. “So, I searched ‘real estate franchises’ online, NextHome came up, and the rest was history.”

In the fall of 2020, Dudley opened NextHome People First Realty’s Charlotte, North Carolina office. 

Dudley was thrilled to find a franchise that embraced the same people-first mindset he built his professional reputation on. 

“I really do love people,” Dudley said. “‘Humans over Houses’ is exactly my mindset. I named my brokerage People First Realty for a reason – not only will my clients know that I put people first, but my agents will also know that I truly see them as people too.”

An avid learner, Dudley can often be found in his spare time devouring educational videos. He is also a devoted father to his 17-year-old daughter, Taylor. He is a member of the Real Dads Network, an organization that exists to support fathers and strengthen families. 

Please join us in congratulating Dudley on the opening of NextHome People First Realty in Brooklyn, New York!


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 Remove Negative Items from Your Credit Report

How to Remove Negative Items from Your Credit Report

Your credit score can influence a lot of different opportunities, including your ability to buy a home. Different loan programs have different credit requirements, and the higher your credit score, the better chance you have at getting approved. A higher credit score can also increase your chances of securing a lower interest rate, which can save you thousands over the life of your loan. So, it’s important to stay on top of your credit, and if you notice a negative item bringing down your score, here’s what you should do.

  1. File a dispute with the credit reporting agency

To start your dispute, you will have to write a letter to a credit reporting agency. The three main credit reporting agencies are Equifax, Transunion, and Experian. Each of the agencies’ websites will have a section explaining the steps of disputing a claim. By visiting any of their websites, you can find more information on how to send your letter – whether it’s online or by mail.

In the letter, you will explain your credit report’s inaccuracy. Strong letters will include:

  • Specific descriptions of each inaccuracy you’re disputing
  • Thorough explanations of why the reported items are inaccurate or incorrect
  • An explicit statement saying that you want the item removed from your credit report
  • Copies of any documents that can support your statement

Once you have finished writing your letter, you will mail it by certified mail with a return receipt requested. A return receipt will ensure that the agency receives your letter and will be processing your claim. The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires that creditors report accurate statements, so if you make a dispute, they are legally obligated to review it and investigate your claim.

  1. File a dispute directly with the reporting business

A reporting business is typically a bank or credit card issuer. These businesses, like credit card agencies, are also required to review and investigate your claim. If you write a letter to these businesses, and they correct the issue, you can bypass writing a letter to the credit agencies. In the case that there is an issue on your credit report, the reporting business is required to notify all of the credit bureaus.

  1. Negotiate “pay-for-delete” with the creditor

Pay-for-delete is a strategy you can use to get rid of negative but accurate items on your credit report. It’s most beneficial when used with delinquent or past due accounts. Creditors will want to get as much money back as possible, so if you offer to pay the account, then the creditor might remove the negative item from your credit report. However, it’s not a guaranteed solution; it’s a request to the collection agency that could likely be rejected. Even if they accept your request, it still won’t completely remove the item from your report. It also might not be necessary. The most updated credit scoring models (FICO 9 and Vantage Score 3.0) don’t evaluate paid collection accounts.

  1. Send a request for “goodwill deletion”

A goodwill deletion is like a pay-for-delete without the offer to pay. Instead, you write your creditor a letter and try to explain the negative item, why it was a mistake, how it won’t happen again, and ask for it to be removed. This tactic is most successful for simple problems like a single missed payment. To write the strongest letter:

  • Take responsibility for the negative item
  • Explain why it happened
  • Point to your otherwise good credit history
  1. Hire a credit repair service

Credit repair services can be a good option if you have multiple inaccuracies, but before you hire them, it’s important to know what they can and can’t do. What they can do is straighten up credit report errors, dispute negative entries, and handle negotiations with creditors. They likely won’t be able to remove accurate negative items completely or provide false information about your credit status. Make sure that they provide you a written contract explaining exactly what they will do, how long it will take them, and the total cost. You will then have three days to review the contract and either sign or cancel penalty-free.

  1. Work with a credit counseling agency

There are several credit counseling services, like the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, that can help clean up credit disputes. Typically, they will work with you to review the credit reports, communicate with lenders, and create a debt management plan with you. To make sure that a credit counseling agency is legitimate, cross check it with your state’s Attorney General, local protection agencies, and the United States Trustee Program.

You’re entitled to one free credit report per credit bureau year, and you should take advantage of this opportunity to look for any credit irregularities. To access your free credit report, visit It might seem like a hassle to go through now, but the quicker you sort out any credit dispute, the quicker your credit score can improve and the more financial options you will have!

For more information from our partners at NextMortgage, check out their blog!


NextHomies ranked on The Thousand and America’s Best

NextHomies ranked on The Thousand and America’s Best

Pleasanton, CA — June 15, 2021 — RealTrends + Tom Ferry released the 16th annual The Thousand list of America’s top 1,000 real estate sales professionals and teams, and the 9th annual America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list honoring America’s finest real estate agents and teams from all across the country. 

The Thousand is an annual, national awards ranking sponsored by RealTrends—the Trusted Source—and Tom Ferry International coaching, advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Designees are recognized as the top .07% of more than 1.4 million licensed REALTORS® nationwide. 

Two NextHomies were recognized on The Thousand, Kimberly Taylor of NextHome First Class in Freeport, IL and Scott Harding of NextHome Experience in Greenville, ME..

Kimberly Taylor is no stranger to The Thousand list. This year, her 276 closed slides and $33,574,520 sales volume ranked her No. 21 on the exclusive list. Kimberly was also recognized at the 2021 NextHome Conference as the No. 1 agent in units sold of the entire franchise, and No. 5 in volume. 

Scott Harding’s closing of 141 sides and obtaining a sales volume of $19,816,150 ranked him No. 161 on The Thousand list. Earlier this year, Scott was recognized at the 2021 NextHome Conference as the No. 2 agent in units sold for the entire franchise. 

The orange excitement doesn’t stop there, numerous NextHome agents and teams were recognized on America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list consisting of the next level of achievers in sides and volume, the top 1.5% of more than 1.4 million licensed REALTORS® nationwide.

Agents by Volume

  • Kelly Myers | NextHome World Class | Mooresville, NC
  • Pete Torsiello | NextHome Community Real Estate | Las Vegas, NV
  • Shawn Carroll | NextHome Virtual | Montrose, CO
  • Teresa Elliott | NextHome Signature Real Estate | Omaha, NE
  • Kimberly Taylor | NextHome First Class | Freeport, IL
  • Ben Andrews | NextHome Willamette | Clackamas, OR
  • Terri Scheper | NextHome Specialists | Chapin, SC
  • Falisha Rexford | NextHome Community Real Estate | Las Vegas, NV
  • Brandi Erskine | NextHome Willamette | Clackamas, OR
  • Eric Leach | NextHome Mammoth Lakes | Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Yvette Sloan |NextHome Yvette Sloan | Middletown , CA

Agents by Sides

  • Pete Torsiello | NextHome Community Real Estate | Las Vegas, NV
  • Shawn Carroll | NextHome Virtual | Montrose, CO
  • Mary Froese | NextHome Professionals | Topeka, KS
  • Kelly Myers | NextHome World Class | Mooresville, NC
  • Tanya Scott | NextHome SoMo Life | Joplin, MO
  • Lisa Caron | NextHome Experience | Bangor, ME
  • Terri Scheper | NextHome Specialists | Chapin, SC
  • Kelsi Hach | NextHome Legendary Properties | Bismarck, ND
  • Justin Nugent | NextHome Realty Experts | Bowling Green , KY
  • Dan Dull | NextHome GO30 Realty | Poland, OH
  • Rhonda Plake | NextHome Heartland Realty | Stillwater, OK
  • Ashley Fredrick | NextHome Hub City | Marshfield, WI
  • Crystal Boggs | NextHome HomeFront | Ocean Springs, MS
  • Falisha Rexford | NextHome Community Real Estate | Las Vegas, NV
  • Robin Martino | NextHome Unlimited | Junction City, KS
  • Jackie Phillips | NextHome Corridor | Williamsburg, IA
  • Chris Day | NextHome KD Premier Realty | Oxford, FL
  • Teresa Elliott | NextHome Signature Real Estate | Omaha, NE
  • Stephanie Spaeth | NextHome Hub City | Marshfield, WI
  • Jodi Willis | NextHome Realty Center | Cypress, TX
  • Rick Yost | NextHome NorthEast Realty | Windham, ME
  • Patricia Hernandez | NextHome Home Run Realty | Pocatello, ID
  • Ryan Garrison | NextHome Unlimited | Junction City, KS
  • Brian Slinkman | NextHome Partners | Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • Ben Andrews | NextHome Willamette | Clackamas, OR
  • Ken Harshbarger | NextHome Simplicity | Long Beach, MS
  • Kathy Massey | NextHome Realty Solutions BCS | College Station, TX
  • Robyn Jones | NextHome Real Estate Place | Katy, TX
  • Miyuki Lin | NextHome Experience | Worthington, OH
  • Heidi Morgan | NextHome Unlimited | Junction City, KS
  • Darla LeJeune | NextHome Cutting Edge Realty | Lafayette, LA
  • Yvette Sloan | NextHome Yvette Sloan | Middletown, CA
  • Seth Froese | NextHome Professionals | Topeka, KS
  • Lisa Gonzalez | NextHome All American | DeBary, FL
  • Sheree Frazier | NextHome All American | DeBary, FL
  • Jennifer Jennings | NextHome Realty Solutions BCS | College Station, TX
  • Chad Cromer | NextHome GO30 Realty | Poland, OH
  • Travis Ploman | NextHome Leading Edge | Rothschild, WI
  • Britney Chaisson | NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals | Pagosa Springs , CO
  • Missy Blacketer | NextHome Unlimited | Junction City, KS
  • Gabriel Black | NextHome Fredricksen Real Estate | Williston, ND
  • Eleonora Santana | NextHome Tropicana Realty | Killeen, TX
  • Leigh Ann Mills | NextHome Gateway Realty | Lake City, FL
  • Vicki Kollbaum | NextHome TriState Realty | Sioux City, IA
  • Nathan Weidman | NextHome Partners | Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Teams by Volume

  • The Brad Gill Team | NextHome Lifestyles | San Jose, CA
  • The Sean and Art Team | NextHome Luxe Group | Glendale, CA
  • Cherrie and Zach Team | NextHome Real Estate Rockstars | Valencia, CA
  • The Alt Group | NextHome Community Real Estate | Las Vegas, NV
  • PDX Team | NextHome Realty Connection | Portland, OR
  • NWA Pro Team | NextHome NWA Pro Realty | Bentonville , AR
  • Olerud Team | NextHome Prime Real Estate | Westby, WI
  • The Reed Pirain Group | NextHome PPM Realty | Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Raymer Team | NextHome Realty Experts | Bowling Green, KY
  • Curran Team | NextHome In The Pines | Southern Pines, NC
  • Montalvo-Rivers Team | NextHome Cedar Street Realty | Roseville, CA
  • The Sarasota Property Group | NextHome Excellence | Sarasota, FL

Teams by Sides

  • Rhombus Realty Group | NextHome Experience | Bangor, ME
  • The Ragan Team | NextHome Signature Real Estate | Omaha, NE
  • Team Dan | NextHome Discover | Presque Isle, ME
  • The Leitherer Group | NextHome Specialists | Columbia, SC
  • The Savvy Team | NextHome Local Realty Group | Conway, AR
  • NWA Pro Team | NextHome NWA Pro Realty | Bentonville, AR
  • Olerud Team | NextHome Prime Real Estate | Westby, WI
  • The Alt Group | NextHome Community Real Estate Las Vegas | NV
  • Cherrie and Zach Team | NextHome Real Estate Rockstars | Valencia, CA
  • The Reed Pirain Group | NextHome PPM Realty | Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Shumpert Group | NextHome Specialists | Lexington, SC
  • iHome Max Team | NextHome Experience | Worthington, OH
  • Curran Team | NextHome In The Pines | Southern Pines, NC
  • The Raymer Team | NextHome Realty Experts | Bowling Green, KY
  • PDX Team | NextHome Realty Connection | Portland, OR
  • Snodgrass Group | NextHome Complete Realty | Tucson, AZ
  • Experience Collective Group | NextHome Experience | Upper Arlington, OH
  • The Force Group | NextHome Force Realty Partners | Red Bank, NJ
  • Morris Team | NextHome Integrity First | Fayetteville, NC
  • The Sarasota Property Group | NextHome Excellence | Sarasota, FL

Congratulations to all NextHomies whose hard work placed them on the extinguished The Thousand and America’s Best lists! We couldn’t be more proud of your achievements and dedication to your communities. 


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