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NextHome Realty Select expands with new location

NextHome Realty Select expands with new location

Curtis Siever

Pleasanton, CA — November 29, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our latest addition to the franchise, NextHome Realty Select – Woodstock Branch. This brokerage is the third NextHome franchised location in the state of Virginia.

The Woodstock-based location will be owned and operated by 24-year real estate veteran, Curtis Siever. The brokerage will provide residential real estate, new construction sales, land sales, and lot development services to the areas of Winchester, Front Royal, Woodstock, Stephens City, and the remainder of the northern Shenandoah Valley.

The town of Woodstock is located 90 minutes west of Washington DC and is home to nearly 6,000 residents. The new office location is 30 miles southwest of the first NextHome Realty Select office in Winchester, VA.

Since opening his first NextHome brokerage in 2016, Curtis and his leadership team have grown to more than 25 agents.

Originally from Fort Royal, Curtis was licensed in 1994 and started his career with Weichert Realtors. His brother, Terry, was the owner of a successful real estate construction business. Blue Ridge Construction created beautiful homes, but needed someone to market and sell these properties. Curtis was the perfect person to provide that service.

Over the next two decades, Curtis leveraged his new construction sales background to create an incredibly successful real estate sales career. Averaging over 40 transactions yearly, Curtis consistently ranks as one of the top producers in his area.

In early 2016, Curtis felt the need to follow his passion of not only helping those in need of real estate services. He wanted to help mentor and lead agents and felt it was the right time to open his own brokerage. Curtis attained his broker’s license and began looking for a franchise that would best help him deliver services and technology to his brokerage.

“I found NextHome through a simple Google search,” recalled Curtis. “I was hooked on the website and found myself researching the company pretty thoroughly before reaching out to (NextHome’s Vice President of Sales) Charis Moreno.”

While he was pretty sure he was moving forward with NextHome, it was his visit to the NextHome Conference in May of 2016 that sealed the deal for him.

“Spending time with the entire NextHome leadership team in Nashville really helped me understand the quality of the company,” said Curtis. “In speaking with (NextHome’s Chief Executive Officer) James Dwiggins, I found his business knowledge to be exceptional, but it was his sincerity of wanting to see me succeed as a broker that made me confident NextHome was the right choice for me.”

When not selling real estate, Curtis enjoys spending time with his wife, Donna. The couple enjoy traveling and spending time with Curtis’s daughter, Amanda.

Please join us in congratulating Curtis and the rest of the team at NextHome Realty Select – Woodstock Branch on their second NextHome location!

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 Premier Neighborhood Realty expands with new location

NextHome Premier Neighborhood Realty expands with new location

Jon Brumer

Pleasanton, CA — November 20, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Premier Neighborhood Realty – Kissimmee Branch. The brokerage represents the 51st location opened in the state of Florida for the NextHome franchise.

The office will be owned and operated by broker, Jon Brumer.

“Opening a second location made a lot of sense for me and our company’s growing need for a Kissimmee location,” said Jon. “Since my office announcement in July, I’ve fallen in love with the brand and wanted to have more NextHome exposure to residents in Osceola County.”

Based out of Kissimmee, this particular NextHome Premier Neighborhood Realty branch location will provide real estate services to buyers and sellers such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, investment, multi-family properties, land deals, condominiums, and new construction homes for the areas of St. Cloud, Kissimmee, Davenport, Clermont, and the remainder of the Orlando Metro Area.

Thirty miles south of Orlando, Kissimmee is home to approximately 60,000 residents and is one of the larger communities in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan area.

Before starting his real estate sales career, Jon worked as an appraiser for the Miami-Dade County Tax Assessor’s Office. For more than ten years, Jon evaluated the values for hundreds of properties. This experience has helped him provide some of the most accurate estimates of property values for his real estate clients.

In 2014, Jon moved to Kissimmee and worked as a REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of America Florida Realty. In 2017, after building his sales business at the brokerage, Jon moved to a local independent company, Property Pros.

Although Jon found success as a REALTOR® working at a brokerage, he wanted to follow his passion of opening his own company. In 2018, he attained his broker’s license and began looking at franchise options for his soon-to-be-opened real estate brokerage.

“I found NextHome through a Google search when I was looking at real estate franchises,” said Jon. “NextHome had everything I was looking for in a franchise – support from the franchisor, top-notch technology, and systems that would be of real value to our clients. NextHome allows me to still run a boutique style brokerage while having the benefits of a big franchise”

“These benefits not only help our clients, but attract talented agents to our brokerage as well,” he added.

Jon believes in giving back to his community and works with underprivileged children via the “Give the Kids The World” program. The organization is similar to a Make-A-Wish program, where volunteers bring the Disney experience to children who are unable to go to Disney World.

When not selling real estate, Jon and his wife of four years, Brittany, love to travel. As members of the Wyndham Timeshare and Hilton Grand Vacations programs, the couple travel throughout the world.

Please join us in congratulating Jon and the rest of the team at NextHome Premier Neighborhood Realty on the opening of their second NextHome office in Kissimmee, FL!

 

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 launches 50th franchised location in Florida

NextHome launches 50th franchised location in Florida

Pleasanton, CA — November 15, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Atlantic Coast. The brokerage represents the 50th location opened in the state of Florida for the NextHome franchise. Based in Palm City, NextHome Atlantic Coast will be owned by broker/owner and top-producing REALTOR® Daniel Wade.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, vacation and second homes, relocation, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, luxury purchase and sales for the cities of Palm City, Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Sewall’s Point, Port St. Lucie, and the rest of Martin County.

Located 30 minutes north of West Palm Beach, Palm City is home to just over 20,000 residents and is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Area.

Daniel has been in real estate since 2005 when he started with a local real estate brokerage, H&R Properties. Keeping an eye on the economy, Daniel saw the shift in 2006 and positioned himself to adapt to this changing sales market. Providing services such as short sale listings and foreclosure sales, he was able to assist clients in a market when many others were leaving the real estate industry.

In 2006, Daniel moved to Prudential Realty and from 2006 through 2012, he remained one of the top producers in the office.

In September of 2012, Daniel moved to the local RE/MAX office and over the next six years, he was always in the top 25% of the 60+ agent office.

While helping clients, Daniel also wanted to assist other agents who were looking for leadership and guidance in their own business. After mulling the idea of moving into management, Daniel found it a better choice to go out on his own and open a brokerage.

“As I began researching real estate franchise brands, I ended up talking to a local broker who was seriously looking into NextHome,” recalled Daniel. “After hearing the broker was going in a different direction, I jumped at the chance to open my local NextHome brokerage.”

Daniel knows NextHome Atlantic Coast will be an innovative company in the local market.

“I think both agents and clients will find our brokerage to be much more advanced as a real estate resource than they have come to expect locally,” said Daniel.

When not selling real estate, Daniel gives back in a big way. He has involved himself in religious education for years and currently volunteers as a teacher for 5th graders at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. He also serves as an Ambassador for the Palm City Chamber of Commerce.

Daniel and his wife, Marcia, have been together for five years and have a three-year-old son, Marcel.

Please join us in congratulating Daniel and the rest of the team at NextHome Atlantic Coast on the opening of their new NextHome office in Palm City, FL!

 

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 launches a new North Carolina franchisee

NextHome launches a new North Carolina franchisee

Cindy and Dom DePaola

Pleasanton, CA — November 13, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Providence. The brokerage represents the 16th location opened in the state of North Carolina for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Matthews, NextHome Providence will be owned by broker/owner Cindy DePaola and her husband, Dominick. As the Broker in Charge, Cindy will focus on running the day-to-day operations and the sales division, while Dom will handle all back-office operations, accounting, and recruiting new talent for the company.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, townhomes, relocation, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, luxury purchase and sales, and land sales for buyers and sellers for the cities of Matthews, Weddington, Waxhaw, Indian Trail, Monroe, Wingate, Marvin, and the remainder of the greater Charlotte area.

A suburb of Charlotte, the town of Matthews is home to nearly 30,000 residents.

Licensed in real estate since 2007, Cindy started as a REALTOR® in the state of Florida with Premier Group GMAC. When the DePaola family relocated to North Carolina for Dom’s job with Time Warner (now known as Charter), Cindy got her North Carolina real estate license in 2016 and worked for Keller Williams Union County.

Cindy built a very strong individual business, but Dom encouraged her to open their own franchised brokerage. Initially reluctant and not wanting to overextend herself and jeopardize her service level with her clients, Dom showed her NextHome and asked her opinion about what she thought.

“Dom found NextHome in early 2018 and the franchise really wowed me,” said Cindy. “I told him I really loved what the company could offer us if we owned our own franchised location.”

“I should have known better because Dom said to me, ‘I’m glad you like it because I signed an agreement for us as a NextHome franchisee!’” she added with a laugh.

Cindy and Dom really loved the unique branding and how easy the company was to integrate all technology into their existing business.

Cindy says the NextHome Providence difference will be the top-notch marketing NextHome agents will be able to offer their clients.

“The highly visible branding is so different than what is already out there in the real estate space and we definitely stand out versus our competitors,” said Cindy.

When not selling real estate, Cindy and Dom have a passion for volunteering. They volunteer for PTA, as well as local non-profit organizations such as Schools Out Lunch, where backpacks full of food are given out weekly to local families in need.

Dom and Cindy have been married for 18 years and are constantly trying to get their sixteen-year-old son, Dom III, to spend time with his parents.

Please join us in congratulating Cindy, Dom and the rest of the team at NextHome Providence on the opening of their new NextHome office in Matthews, NC!

 

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 Residential Realty opens in Maryland

NextHome Residential Realty opens in Maryland

Joe Holland

Pleasanton, CA — November 9, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Residential Realty. The brokerage represents the second location opened in the state of Maryland for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Ellicott City, NextHome Residential Realty will be owned by top-producing REALTOR® Joe Holland. Leading one of the most productive teams in the area, Joe is making the transition to owning a brokerage while still servicing his clientele.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, townhomes, relocation, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, luxury purchase and sales, and land sales for buyers and sellers for the cities of Ellicott City, Elkridge, Columbia and the counties of Howard, Anne Arundel, and Carroll.

Located 30 minutes west of Baltimore, Ellicott City is home to more than 65,000 residents. Known for its historic district, Ellicott City has the oldest surviving train station in the nation. Built in 1830, the station was the terminus of the original Baltimore & Ohio Railroad line.

Joe comes from a law enforcement background and investigations. He started as a real estate investor in 2000 and over the next eight years, he bought more than 25 homes to fix and flip.

He attained his real estate license in 2003 and worked part time at the local RE/MAX office.

In 2013, after nearly ten years at RE/MAX, Joe moved his very successful business to Keller Williams Realty, where he stepped in as part of a large real estate team. In 2016, Joe went out on his own and built his own team – The Holland Home Team of Keller Williams Integrity.

Joe and his team sold nearly $15 million annually in a market where the average sales price of a home is in the $350,000 range. But even with great sales numbers, Joe knew he wanted to eventually own his own real estate brokerage.

“I was always motivated to open my own brokerage,” said Joe. “I knew it was the right time for me to open a brokerage and offer services to our community other brokerages were not focusing on. I also knew that I wanted to franchise with a company that had the technology in place so I wouldn’t have to build a platform from scratch. NextHome had everything I wanted for my company.”

Joe is proud to share the NextHome Residential Realty difference with residents, as well as local agents looking for a better brokerage to work at.

“Clients can expect one-on-one personalized service complete with top-notch marketing,” said Joe. “Agents can expect a brokerage that will provide all the tools, world-class technology, and personalized business support needed for agents to provide great client service for 2018 and beyond.”

When not selling real estate, Joe volunteers his time with the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. His love for animals has drawn him to giving back and helping in his local community. Joe also enjoys traveling to the tropics, boating and fishing.

Please join us in congratulating Joe and the rest of the team at NextHome Residential Realty on the opening of their new NextHome office in Ellicott City, MD!

 

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 Oracle Realty is the newest NextHome franchisee

NextHome Oracle Realty is the newest NextHome franchisee

Fadi Toma (left) and Sundus Lewis (right)

Pleasanton, CA — November 5, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Oracle Realty. The brokerage represents the 12th location opened in the state of Michigan for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Warren, NextHome Oracle Realty will be owned by business partners Fadi Toma and Sundus Lewis. Fadi will be the Broker of Record and handle all financials for the company, while Sundus will lead the sales division.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, commercial, luxury purchase and sales, and land sales for buyers and sellers for the cities of Warren, Sterling Heights, Troy, Rochester, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, and the rest of Oakland and Macomb counties.

While based in Warren, the majority of business for NextHome Oracle Realty will be in the city of Troy, which is the center of Oakland County. This area is often known as “Automation Alley” due to the automotive industry and the businesses involved.

Fadi comes from a law background of over 14 years and has been a partner at Hakim, Toma & Yaldoo PC law firm since 2010. He started his real estate brokerage, Oracle Realty, in 2011 after several law clients were looking for real estate representation from someone they had already built trust with.

With a specialization in commercial real estate, business transactions and corporate law, Fadi is uniquely qualified as a broker who can provide expert advice for all agents working at his brokerage.

Before starting her real estate career in 2012, Sundus was a corporate financial analyst. After years in finance, Sundus felt it was the right time to start her own business.

“After looking at several different business options, I found real estate to be the most interesting and a career where I could help many people through home ownership,” said Sundus.

From 2012 to 2018, Sundus worked at Keller Williams Realty in Troy. Successfully increasing her sales volume year over year, she closed 32 transaction sides in 2017.

Fadi and Sundus met each other via a real estate transaction. Sundus had a client who was looking for commercial legal representation and she turned to Fadi for help.

“I was so impressed with the way Sundus represented her client and how detail-oriented she was,” said Fadi. “Add in her go-getter mentality and her unbelievable work ethic and you have someone who I am proud to be in business with.”

“Fadi is incredibly knowledgeable when it came to all things real estate and I knew that being in business with him would be a huge benefit for me and my clients,” added Sundus. “I’m excited to see what NextHome Oracle Realty can do in our community.”

Sundus was the one who found the NextHome franchise. She found the technology, the branding, the professional image, and being fully cloud-based – all wrapped up with the forward-thinking leadership of the company – to be exactly what she wanted in a franchise affiliation.

While they are dedicated professionals, Fadi and Sundus find family to be their real motivation to succeed.

Fadi and his wife of nine years, Mariam, have three children – Jacob (age 7), Joelle (4) and one-year-old John.

Sundus and her husband, Walden, have been married 17 years. The couple has three children – Kenzie (age 16), Louie (14), and Kaylie (12).

Please join us in congratulating Fadi, Sundus and the rest of the team at NextHome Oracle Realty on the opening of their new NextHome office in Warren, MI!

 

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 Grand opens two locations in Colorado

NextHome Grand opens two locations in Colorado

Nathalie Ames (left), Ross Beede, and Eileen Turner (right)

Pleasanton, CA — October 11, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our two newest additions to the franchise, NextHome Grand (Mesa) and NextHome Grand (Grand Junction). The brokerages represent the 10th and 11th locations opened in the state of Colorado for the NextHome franchise.

The two brokerages will be owned and operated by business partners Nathalie Ames, Eileen Turner and Ross Beede. All three partners have been top-producing agents in their markets and will each have specific roles within the company.

Nathalie will be the managing broker for both locations with Ross and Eileen switching off as the managing broker in 2019 and 2020. This strategy will allow each owner to focus on their personal business while the acting managing broker can focus on growing the company and providing guidance for agents at the company.

NextHome Grand’s two locations will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, luxury homes, farm and ranch properties, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, and land sales for buyers and sellers.

The offices will service Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, Loma, Mack, Clifton, De Beque, Mesa, Molina, Collbran, Parachute, Rifle, Silt, Glenwood Springs, and the remainder of Mesa County.

With a combined experience of more than 40 years in the real estate industry, Ross and Eileen have been a top-producing team since 2015. Working with buyers and sellers in addition to projects such as real estate developments and investment properties, The Turner/Beede Team sold more than 90 transactions in 2017.

A third-generation REALTOR®, Nathalie started her real estate career in 1996 in Chicago, Illinois. For nearly 20 years, Nathalie sold an average of $13 million annually and was one of the top-producing agents in the area. When she relocated to Mesa, Colorado, she picked up right where she left off, selling real estate at a high level. In 2017, Nathalie sold 27 homes to the tune of $11 million in volume.

Nathalie was introduced to NextHome in January 2018 and came to the NextHome Conference held in San Diego, California in March 2018.

“When I went to San Diego and saw NextHome up close and personal, I loved the newer company with a management team open to new ideas with an eye on the future of our industry,” said Nathalie. “I love the idea of partnering not only with business partners who I respect like Eileen and Ross, but with a franchise that has leaders who have real estate knowledge, experience and a stellar reputation.”

When it came time to consider opening a NextHome office, the business partners were no strangers to owning their own companies.

Ross opened his own real estate brokerage, Grand Junction Real Source, in 2001. As the broker/owner of that office, he grew the company to nearly 30 agents. He merged the office with a nationally franchised office in 2008 and stayed on as the manager for the office for the next four years.

Not only is Nathalie a top-producing agent, but she is also the owner of Blink Coffee Company, a success full-service coffee shop, bar and restaurant.

When Eileen and Ross joined Nathalie at NextHome’s corporate office for a week of training classes for new franchisees, they had a similar experience.

“NextHome is a fresh, innovative and progressive company with a corporate staff eager to help our agents,” said Ross. “I really like the energy from the team and I’m excited about what the future holds for NextHome Grand.”

“It’s always been my dream to open and launch a business that I could own and be proud of,” said Eileen. “I know that with our team and our specific strengths, we will be able to really provide a brokerage with excellent service for our communities and also give agents a company they will be proud to work at.”

Please join us in congratulating Nathalie, Eileen, Ross and the rest of the team at NextHome Grand on the opening of their two new NextHome offices in Grand Junction and Mesa, CO!

 

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 Findly Estates opens second office location

NextHome Findly Estates opens second office location

Dennis Findly and Karah Sullivan
Dennis Findly and Karah Sullivan

Pleasanton, CA — September 12, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Findly Estates – Murrieta Branch. The brokerage represents the 58th location opened in California for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be owned and operated by longtime real estate broker, Dennis Findly. Joining him on the leadership team as Office Manager will be his daughter, Karah Sullivan. The father/daughter team have been working together in real estate for the past nine years.

Based in Murrieta, NextHome Findly Estates will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, land sales, multi family, short sales, foreclosures, commercial, luxury, new construction, and property management throughout the Temecula Valley.

This location represents Findly’s second office opening. He opened his first NextHome brokerage in December 2017.

“Everything fell into place this year and it was perfect timing for NextHome Findly Estates to expand into Temecula Valley,” said Findly.

Starting his real estate career in 1990, Findly steadily built his business under the Prudential brand for more than 15 years. As a top-producing agent in Riverside County, he created a team to support his increased year-over-year sales.

Findly went out on his own in 2006 and opened his brokerage – America’s Alternative Realty. Under Findly’s leadership, the brokerage expanded to nearly 40 agents.

In 2008, the recession changed the entire real estate market in Riverside County. Aware of the changes coming, Findly modified his real estate model and focused on foreclosures and short sales.

In working with REO companies and banks with foreclosure portfolios, Findly expanded his real estate reach to service listings in the neighboring state of Nevada. Over the course of four years, America’s Alternative Realty sold more than 600 Nevada homes.

“There were so many properties going into foreclosure in 2008 and 2009, our company wanted to be the resource for the banks on their REO properties,” said Findly. “While covering Nevada was an ambitious undertaking, my team and I were able to successfully handle business in both states.”

As an independent broker, Findly wanted to stay cutting edge with technology and service for his clients. After researching his options, Findly came across the NextHome brand and saw what the franchise could bring to his brokerage.

“I looked at just about every franchise model and no one had everything I was looking for except NextHome,” recalled Findly. “Since adopting NextHome, our agents are more excited than ever for the tools that better serve their clients. All the training, webinars, tech… all of it has me excited about the future of NextHome Findly Estates.”

When not selling real estate, the father of three is a lifelong musician. Whether it’s writing music, playing instruments, or singing, Findly’s passion for music spans over 30 years.

Please join us in congratulating Dennis, Karah and the rest of the team at NextHome Findly Estates on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in Murrieta, CA!

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.