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NextHome announces new Denver-area office

NextHome announces new Denver-area office

Alfonso, Maggie, Cecilia, and Steve Montalvo

Pleasanton, CA — October 9, 2020 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Infinity, based in Centennial, Colorado. The brokerage represents the 15th office location opened in Colorado for the NextHome franchise and the 516th NextHome office opened nationally.

NextHome Infinity will serve clients across the Denver metro area, including Aurora, Centennial, Parker, Lakewood, Westminster, Arvada, Highland Ranch, and Littleton. 

Under the leadership of the Montalvo family, NextHome Infinity is poised to help all types of residential clients. The husband and wife team of Steve and Cecilia Montalvo lead the brokerage with extensive sales and homebuilding experience. Steve’s father and mother Alfonso and Maggie Montalvo bring to the venture an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive experience in small business ownership. Each is fluent in Spanish, offering expertise for bilingual clients. 

Steve has been in the homebuilding business for more than 20 years and, together with Cecilia, has been flipping homes in the Denver area for the same amount of time. 

Cecilia obtained her real estate license in 2017 after leaving a career in the telecommunications industry. Her introduction to real estate began with a chance encounter while working the sales floor at Verizon. The customer approached Cecilia, asking if she spoke Spanish. When Cecilia said that she did, the woman identified herself as the broker/owner of a high achieving real estate firm. She then said that Cecilia’s exceptional customer service skills and her grasp of the Spanish language would make her an excellent REALTOR®. 

“She convinced me to go to real estate school and we remain very good friends,” Cecilia recalled. 

After completing real estate school, Cecilia soaked up as much experience and knowledge as she could working for two nationally franchised brands. However, her goal was always to own her own business. 

“I learned exactly what worked and what didn’t, what I loved and what I didn’t,” Cecilia said. 

As it turned out, 2020 presented the perfect opportunity. Prior to March, Cecilia found herself busier than ever before. Then a global pandemic forced her to shift her time and attention to reinvesting in her business and her education. 

As Steve and Cecilia considered how to best grow their business, Steve stumbled across an article in REALTOR® Magazine. 

“I was intrigued that NextHome was one of the fastest growing real estate franchises in the nation – and by the incredible value,” Steve said. “Then when I spoke with Charis (Moreno, NextHome’s VP of Sales), I was blown away. I began to think, maybe we can actually do this the right away instead of piecing together our own independent and just hoping it worked.”

As Cecilia and Steve delved deeper into NextHome’s business philosophy and company culture, they discovered a perfect match. 

“As we understood the vision and heart of the leaders at NextHome, we knew that it was a match with the heart and vision that we have for our people,” Steve said. “What drives NextHome isn’t about hitting a certain number but remembering the actual people you are serving and why you are in the business to begin with. NextHome’s Humans over Houses approach was huge for us when deciding where we want to invest for the future of our careers.”

Today, the Montalvo family is running a brokerage built on the values of hard work, empathy, and providing opportunity for others. 

Al inspired this legacy when he came to the United States as a 16-year old boy. 

“Both he and my mother were very poor,” Steve recalled. “They immediately became entrepreneurs and business owners and worked hard to improve their lives and the lives of their children.”

The family real estate story is partially built on a time when Alfonso and Maggie aspired to homeownership as a young couple in 1987.

“They needed $5,000 for a down payment,” Steve said. “So, for three months they would wake up a three in the morning and make burritos and sell them to make that earnest money. We want our children, our clients and our agents to understand both the value of hard work, but also the impact they can have on others around them. At NextHome Infinity, we are built on values that inspire and encourage people to provide for their families and build their own legacy.”

“At NextHome Infinity the agents that are here are truly here to look after the best interests of our clients and not only find them a home but the perfect home for them,” Cecilia added. “That’s what we strive for and work on every day.”

The Montalvo family not only knows how to work hard, but also how to have fun. The Montalvos are avowed foodies who enjoy designing family trips around discovering the world’s best food. 

Steve and Cecilia are together raising a beautiful blended family of five daughters and one son: Ebony (20), Alexia (18), Zamaria (17), Yurivia (15), Ezteban (13), and Izabella (12). 

Please join us in congratulating the Montalvos on the opening of NextHome Infinity in Centennial, Colorado!

 

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 continues Colorado expansion with new office

NextHome continues Colorado expansion with new office

Tyler Scott

Pleasanton, CA — January 24, 2020 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Elevate, based in Castle Rock, Colorado. The brokerage represents the 13th office location opened in Colorado for the NextHome franchise.

The brokerage is owned by Tyler Scott, who brings 12 years of commercial and residential expertise to the business. Tyler and his team at NextHome Elevate look forward to helping buyers and sellers across Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Creek, Parker, Centennial, Cherry Creek, and the remainder of the South Denver area. 

Tyler began his real estate career in 2008 with the Staubach Company in Houston, Texas. Tyler’s foundational experiences in real estate as an intern with the football legend’s commercial representation firm gave him unique insights into creating value for commercial clients. 

Tyler soon transitioned his skills to commercial firm Jackson & Cooksey in Dallas, and then continued his career in commercial tenant representation by taking a job with Denver-based Equis (now Cushman & Wakefield).

Soon, Tyler was recruited to a Denver-based company to be their in-house director of real estate. 

“As a broker, licensed agent, and an investment portfolio manager, I have sat on various sides of the table and I understand the needs of different clientele,” Tyler said. “I managed the company’s real estate interests better than any external person could.”

For seven years Tyler worked in-house with organizations managing their real estate portfolios. He also set himself apart by earning two degrees in real estate and finance from Baylor University. 

However, residential real estate sales and investing soon became an enjoyable side job. 

“I had a couple opportunities to invest in residential real estate,” Tyler recalled. “Soon, friends and contacts started asking me to help them buy and sell homes so I started doing that on my own on the side.”

As Tyler became more involved in residential real estate, he saw ways to add value for Denver area buyers and sellers. 

“The more I thought about it, the more opportunity I saw,” Tyler said. “All I’ve done my whole career is to find concrete ways to give value to clients. I learned so much in commercial real estate that I can uniquely apply to residential sales. For example, when you do a commercial lease you are paid for the entire term of that lease. When you work with my brokerage, I want clients to experience a higher level of service during the transaction, but also have someone who is there as a resource for as long as they are in that house.” 

Tyler believes that the real estate relationship should be far more valuable to the client than a one-and-done sales transaction. 

“I wanted to run a brokerage where clients can expect a uniquely higher level of service,” Tyler said. “So often it seems like agents show up, go through the motions, the deal is done and they disappear, and maybe once a month you get a generic, impersonal email from them. I wanted to offer something different, something better.”

So Tyler began researching franchises. 

“I knew that in order to recruit and train agents effectively I needed a rather robust platform,” Tyler said of his search for the perfect franchise opportunity.  “I didn’t feel like reinventing the wheel when something was already out there, but I also didn’t want something that was stale.”

When he stumbled across NextHome, Tyler was impressed by how fresh and cutting-edge the brand seemed.

“I saw a company that shared many of the same ideas and passions that I already resonated with,” Tyler said. “When I reached out, the level of engagement that I got from all levels of NextHome management was something that just doesn’t exist anywhere else – not even close. The more I learned and engaged with the company, well it wasn’t even a question anymore about whether this was the right fit.” 

Today, Tyler is setting NextHome Elevate apart through superior customer service that lasts throughout the transaction and beyond.

When he isn’t building his business, Tyler enjoys spending time in Colorado’s beautiful outdoors. He has been married to his wife Morgan for 10 years and together they are the proud parents of Ava (5) and Duke (3). 

Please join us in congratulating Tyler on the opening of NextHome Elevate in Castle Rock, Colorado!

 

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.

Five common mistakes agents make when farming — and how you can avoid making them

Five common mistakes agents make when farming — and how you can avoid making them

When it comes to farming a local market area, are you doing everything you can to drive in real estate seller leads? Here are five common mistakes real estate agents make when farming.

Mistake #1: Agents tend to “stick to what they know”

It takes time to build a brand via farming techniques, and agents are often unlikely to select a new farm outside their usual market area. Sometimes, this means that agents stick to areas with homes that earn them smaller commissions, even though nearby areas may have higher turnover or more expensive homes (or both).

Advice: If you’re already farming a local market area and you’re not seeing great results, don’t start over. Do some research and find a small pocket of high turnover or high commission homes. Expand your farming efforts to that mini-farm to see if you can land your first listing there. Then, use a “Just Listed/Just sold campaign” to entice additional homeowners to hire you based on your local market success.

Mistake #2: Agents don’t include calls to action on their mailers and campaigns

When asked if they have a call to action on their recipe cards, refrigerator magnets or postcards, agents often point to their phone number and email. Offering your contact information is different than offering a specific service — and consumers won’t always make the jump on their own.

Advice: Before you design or send any campaign, ask yourself how you can tie the marketing piece back to one of your specialties or services. Then, add a specific call to action to everything you send out. Ask your targets to fill out a short form on your website or affiliated marketing site in exchange for something they get in return. For sellers, offer an automated CMA, a market update report or a staging and selling guide. For buyers, offer an online pre-approval with an affiliated lender. Track your follow-up success, and change your CTAs if you’re not seeing any results.

Remember, you should never send your contacts to a general “contact me” form.

Mistake #3: Agents retarget people who just bought or sold from them

Most agents hope for referrals after they have worked with a buyer or seller but many times, they don’t have separate campaigns for this segment of their sphere. The result? Some agents without targeted marketing may send postcards saying “It’s a great time to sell!” to a homeowner who just closed with them six weeks ago.

Think of how much time you spend reviewing marketing pieces before you toss them in the garbage. It’s very unlikely that a past client will see a seller-targeted piece and think about referring their friends as a result.

Advice: If you want referrals, it’s better to ask for them outright. Send a quick note (after the closing and any potential issues have been resolved) saying that you enjoyed working with them, and that you’d be thrilled if they would keep you in mind when their friends/family are in need of a real estate agent.

You’ll save money on mailers that aren’t getting you any results, and you’ll know for certain that your past clients understand you would be grateful for any referrals sent your way.

Mistake #4: Sending the same postcard or campaign to everyone

Does the couple in the rambler on the main drag just have their third child? Did the single woman in the condo development just get engaged? Did the retirement-age couple in the McMansion send their last kid off to college? If you don’t know the answers to these questions, then you can’t possibly be targeting each homeowner with messages and campaigns that resonate.

We live in a world where Facebook can target you with concerts or products you’ll love, and Amazon’s “People also bought” carousel drives in a reported 30% of their total sales. Consumers are too smart for one-size-fits-all marketing campaigns, and that goes double for your real estate seller leads.

Advice: To get the response you’re looking for, you need to segment homeowners in your farm by their propensity to move up or down, and target them with marketing campaigns that resonate deeply and have a clear call to action.

Mistake #5: Not being ready with a response — whether it be an 8 x 8 campaign or a door knocking script!

Most agents spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to drive in new real estate sellers leads through their farming efforts. And when those leads arrive, they realize they don’t have a coordinated follow-up plan ready. Yikes!

Advice: Unless you already have a follow-up plan that works, we recommend following up in kind to any leads. If you get a real estate seller lead via email, follow up via email. If you miss a phone call, return it as soon as you can. You can also drop off a small Wow Package that offers a peek into you and your business. If you want to doorknock or door drop but don’t have a full Wow Package, here are three outside the box ideas you can implement.

Remember, the key is to plan your follow-up even before you get an inbound lead. When you use the same techniques, you’ll be able to measure how well your plan is converting your real estate seller leads and tweak your follow-up to get the best results possible.

For more helpful tips, visit the SmartZip blog.

NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals opens second location

NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals opens second location

Britney Chaisson & Rick Riojas
Britney Chaisson & Rick Riojas

Pleasanton, CA — November 1, 2017 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals (Branch location). This new brokerage is the second location opened by NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals.

The office represents the ninth franchise location opened by the NextHome franchise in the state of Colorado.

The Pagosa Springs-based brokerage will be owned and operated by Britney Chaisson and her husband/business partner, Rick Riojas. The company will provide residential real estate services to the counties of Archuleta, La Plata, Mineral, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Conejos, and Costilla.

The town of Pagosa Springs is located 45 minutes west of the city of Durango and is home to approximately 2,000 residents.

After opening their first NextHome brokerage one year ago, Chaisson and Riojas found it was the right time to open a second location in downtown Pagosa Springs.

“We saw tremendous growth of our business in our first year as NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals,” said Riojas. “So much so, that our brokerage tripled in size from when we started. By the end of November 2017, I fully expect to see us at 10-12 agents.”

Riojas spotlights Chaisson’s relationship-building approach to being the main reason for the company’s success.

“I’m so proud of how Britney has created an environment of support for our agents and for our community,” said Riojas. “With more than 50 homes sold in the past 12 months, our brokerage has been gaining market share and I know our culture is one of the driving forces of that growth.”

Originally from Orange County, California, Chaisson has been in the real estate industry for nearly 20 years – primarily on the mortgage side.

Starting her career with Ditech Mortgage in 1996. Chaisson worked for the company for four years before moving to Countrywide Mortgage. During her years with Countrywide, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President of the Processing Department, overseeing the national processing of loans.

“While I enjoyed my time as an executive, the schedule required was something I wasn’t interested in doing,” said Chaisson. “It allowed Rick and I to consider our options. We felt it was the right time to relocate and start our own business.”

In 2003, the couple moved to Riverside, CA where they opened their own company, Home Quarters. The company provided services such as mobile notary and broker processing of loans. In four years, they were able to grow a successful and thriving business.

Until the downturn happened.

In 2007, the nation experienced one of the largest financial freefalls in United States history. Home Quarters was one of the business casualties during the recession.

With the financial crisis in full swing nationally, the couple re-grouped and relocated once again. Now parents of a daughter, Trinity, the couple decided to move to Colorado in 2011 to live in an area that made sense for their family.

Riojas began working for Wyndham Resorts where he helped sell resort properties for vacationers of Colorado. With her husband working in the vacation market of real estate, Chaisson got her real estate license and began working with a local, top producing real estate agent.

“I worked alongside one of the top agents in our market for three years,” recalls Chaisson. “I was able to learn so much about not only resale properties, but distressed properties as well. When it was time for her to retire, I felt very confident to go out on my own.”

Seeing an opportunity to run a brokerage, Chaisson looked for a franchise partner that would take her business to the next level.

“I spent quite a bit of time researching franchise models,” said Chaisson. “Once I went to NextHome.com and saw all the tools and systems provided by the franchise, as well as the look and feel of the brand, I was 100% certain about affiliating with the company.”

When not working, Chaisson and Riojas enjoy the natural wonders of Colorado. Taking advantage of the six lakes in the Pagosa Springs area, they love to go tubing and fishing with their daughter. An accomplished musician, you’ll find Riojas playing alongside his band members when he isn’t selling real estate.

Please join us in congratulating Britney, Rick, and the rest of the team at NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals on their new 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.

The NextHome Franchise announces 200th Franchised Location

The NextHome Franchise announces 200th Franchised Location

Pleasanton, CA— August 9, 2017—Real estate franchisor NextHome proudly announces the opening of their 200th office location – Palm Harbor, Florida.

The company’s growth has been unlike anything seen in the real estate industry. NextHome began franchising in January of 2015 and since launching, the company has expanded nationally into 41 states.

“To be able to grow our company from zero to 200 offices in less than 30 months has been an incredible ride,” said NextHome’s Chief Executive Officer, James Dwiggins. “It has been a humbling journey and still having the family feel while building a national network of NextHome agents and brokers has been inspiring.”

“We are looking forward to what the next 30 months has in store for our company,” added Dwiggins.

Key to the expansion has been the work of the sales team, led by NextHome’s Vice President of Sales, Charis Moreno.

“I’m excited about our company’s expansion and how quickly we have grown,” said Moreno. “But what truly impresses me is the quality of the NextHome agents and brokers that have become a part of our company. The best companies are driven by the quality of the people in it.”

Based in Pleasanton, California, NextHome’s headquarters features nearly 20 staff members dedicated to serving more than 1,600 NextHome members nationally. The team, led by NextHome’s Chief Operating Officer, Tei Baishiki, handles more than 8,500 member services inquiries per month.

With NextHome’s highly automated Intranet system, the Member Services team can focus on highly personalized, first-class interactivity with members who are in need of real estate assistance.

New additions to NextHome’s technology platform has substantially increased broker interest in franchising with the company. NextHome’s Chief Strategy Officer, Keith Robinson, focuses on identifying and implementing new products to the NextHome suite of tools. These tools include the integration and connectivity of real estate technology products such as: SmartZip, Ylopo, BombBomb, RealScout, Homespotter, and Spacio.

Once these programs have been added to the franchise’s platform, members are shown the benefits of NextHome services through various live in-person trainings, as well as online webinars. These courses, taught by NextHome’s Franchise Development Director, Mackenzie Baishiki, allow a flexible, yet interactive experience that caters to today’s REALTOR®.

With NextHome’s goal of having offices in all 50 states by mid-2018, the company looks to grow not only in total offices, but also in agent count.

“Our company has seen a pretty significant increase in agent count over the past year,” said NextHome’s Vice President of Business Development, Imran Poladi. “As our brokers get more comfortable and confident in what their NextHome brokerage has to offer, their ability to add talented agents has been exceptional.”

“I remember being in a room just three years ago with a dedicated corporate team who wanted to change the industry. And here we are, just 30 months into our journey and I’m so proud to see our company growing with productive, career-oriented REALTORS®,” added Poladi.

 

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 Venture Properties opens in Boulder, Colorado

NextHome Venture Properties opens in Boulder, Colorado

Jeanette Brown
Jeanette Brown

Pleasanton, CA— July 7, 2017 NextHome is proud to announce our latest addition to the franchise, NextHome Venture Properties. The brokerage will represent the 8th NextHome franchise location opened in Colorado and will be owned and operated by 34-year real estate veteran, Jeanette Brown.

Based out of Boulder, NextHome Venture Properties will provide residential real estate sales services to three counties – Boulder, Weld, and Adams. These counties include the cities of Firestone, Frederick, Erie, Thornton, Longmont, Brighton, and Broomfield.

Boulder represents the 11th largest city in Colorado and has just over 100,000 residents. Boulder is home to the University of Colorado – the state’s largest university.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as first-time home buyers, investment properties, luxury properties, and commercial properties. NextHome Venture Properties will also put a strong focus on working with clients interested in purchasing and/or selling land lots.

Brown started her real estate at a very young age. At 16 years-old, she worked as the weekend secretary at the local Century 21 office in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Brown handled responsibilities such as writing the drafts for real estate ads and general customer service. In her teens, she realized she loved the real estate industry and knew she wanted to be a REALTOR®.

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NextHome Elevate Real Estate opens in Montrose, Colorado

NextHome Elevate Real Estate opens in Montrose, Colorado

Shawn and Tammy Carroll
Shawn and Tammy Carroll

Pleasanton, CA— June 13, 2017 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Elevate Real Estate. The new brokerage is the 7th NextHome franchise location opened in the state of Colorado.

NextHome Elevate Real Estate will be owned and operated by husband and wife team of Shawn and Tammy Carroll. Shawn will handle most of the sales and day-to-day brokerage duties, while Tammy will handle the company’s accounting and back office operations. The City of Montrose-based brokerage will service the cities of Montrose, Ridgway, Ouray, and Delta.

The brokerage will focus on residential real estate services such as first time home buyers, investment properties, multi-family homes, and commercial. Over the past several years, the company has been working extensively with high-end home listings.

The City of Montrose in located in the Southwest part of Colorado and is home to just under 20,000 residents.

Licensed since 1994, Shawn spent the first few years of his career with a local independent brokerage – Bray and Company. After several years of successful selling, Shawn made the move to a local RE/MAX brokerage. It was there where he saw growth in his business and saw an opportunity to make a bold move.

“I was already running my business like a brokerage, so we opened our own company – Premier Properties Group,” said Shawn.

For next 13 years, Shawn and Tammy grew the company to 15 agents and had an incredible number of closed transactions represented by the brokerage.

But as the 2013 recession hit the low point in the Southwest Colorado region, the area’s sales numbers slowed to a crawl. As the real estate market hit a wall, it became an opportunity for Shawn to step back and accomplish some of his other bucket list items.

He returned to school and achieved his Master’s Degree.  He also spent more time with one of his passions – coaching basketball.

As the market began to improve, Shawn returned back to real estate in 2016 and joined a local national franchised office on the promises of providing him with updated technology and systems.

“Unfortunately, they did not follow through on their promises,” recalls Shawn. “As frustrating as that was, I realized it was an opportunity to fill a hole in the market for a company that could provide agents with high-level technology expected by today’s buyers and sellers.”

Shawn’s introduction to NextHome was by accident.

“I thought I was calling a different real estate franchise when I connected with (NextHome’s VP of Sales) Charis Moreno,” said Shawn. “We hit it off right away and the more I found out about NextHome, the more I knew it was right for us.”

Since their launch, Shawn and Tammy have been getting rave reviews of their marketing and design of their materials – especially from other agents.

“It’s great to have other agents call and tell me that they love our marketing,” Shawn said with a laugh.

NextHome Elevate Real Estate makes a promise to the real estate community that the high-tech will always lead to high-touch service.

“I’ve always been a broker who believes in the handshake and the client/agent in person relationship,” adds Shawn. “It’s NextHome Elevate Real Estate’s technology that will connect us with more potential clients, which allows us to represent more buyers and sellers as their trusted source in real estate.”

When not selling real estate, Tammy and Shawn spend time with their four children and three grandchildren with a focus around sports. As passionate basketball fans, you’ll either find Shawn coaching basketball or at a game with Tammy and the kids.

Please join us in welcoming Tammy, Shawn and the rest of their team at NextHome Elevate Real Estate for the opening of their new NextHome office!

 

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 expands in Colorado with NextHome Altitude

NextHome expands in Colorado with NextHome Altitude

Rob Barber
Rob Barber

Pleasanton, CA— May 2, 2017 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Altitude. The new brokerage is the 6th NextHome franchise location opened in the state of Colorado.

Based out of Denver, NextHome Altitude will service the local communities of Aurora, Boulder, Erie, Lafayette, Broomfield and the remainder of the greater Denver Metropolitan area.

The City of Denver is the most populated city in the state of Colorado with nearly 3 million residents.

Owned and operated by real estate broker, Rob Barber, the brokerage will provide sales services for residential, luxury properties, investment properties, first-time home buyers, and second & vacation homes.

Licensed since 2015, Barber started his real estate career after nearly 15 years in the field of Sports and Clinical Massage Therapy. Although he enjoyed his career as a therapist, the physical toll of the job meant it was time for a change.

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NextHome Choice is the newest addition to the NextHome Franchise

NextHome Choice is the newest addition to the NextHome Franchise

Kristie DeLay
Kristie DeLay

Pleasanton, CA— February 14, 2017 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the NextHome franchise – NextHome Choice. This represents the 5th NextHome office location opened in the state of Colorado.

Based out of Granby, the brokerage will be owned and operated by real estate broker, Kristie DeLay.

NextHome Choice will serve the needs of residents in Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs, Fraser, Winter Park, and Tabernash. The brokerage will provide services such as residential real estate sales, investment properties, short sales, foreclosures, and land sales.

Founded in 1904, Granby is located 85 miles west of Denver and is home to approximately 2,000 residents.

DeLay first got her real estate license in 2009 after a successful career in advertising and marketing in the non-profit sector.

She began her career at a local independent brokerage and grew here business year-over-year to the point where she sold more than 20 transactions a year – a remarkable feat considering the relatively small population of the town of Granby.

After becoming the managing broker of Mountain Realty Group, DeLay found 2017 to be the right time for her to consider opening her own real estate brokerage.

Initially thinking she would open her brokerage as an unaffiliated company, she reconsidered franchising after seeing a NextHome advertisement in the national REALTOR® Magazine.

“The advertisement caught my eye and I went to NextHome.com to find out more about the company,” recalled DeLay. “I really loved everything about the brand. The clean look, the forward thinking technology platform, the single sign on format that had everything at my fingertips. All of it was exactly what I wanted my new brokerage to have as features for our agents.”

“After I spoke with (NextHome’s Vice President of Sales) Charis Moreno, I had her send me franchise materials,” added DeLay. “When my son, Ethan, saw the company mascot, he excitedly said he wanted me to be part of NextHome. He loved all the ways we could use Luke to brand.”

When not selling real estate, DeLay spends time with her two sons, Ethan (age 11) and William (16) and her husband of 19 years, Frank.

The DeLay family is very involved in sports. Both Kristie and Frank are into hockey – not only as spectators, but as players themselves. She also coaches high school volleyball and recreation league basketball.

Please join us in welcoming Kristie, and the rest of her team at NextHome Choice for the opening of their brand new NextHome brokerage!

 

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 expands in Colorado with NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals

NextHome expands in Colorado with NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals

Britney Chaisson
Britney Chaisson

Pleasanton, CA— September 16, 2016  NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals. The company will represent the 4th location in the state of Colorado.

The Pagosa Springs-based brokerage will be owned and operated by Britney Chaisson and her husband/business partner, Rick Riojas. The company will provide residential real estate services to the counties of Archuleta, La Plata, Mineral, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Conejos, and Costilla.

The town of Pagosa Springs is located 45 minutes west of the city of Durango and is home to approximately 2,000 residents.

Originally from Orange County, California, Chaisson has been in the real estate industry for nearly 20 years – primarily on the mortgage side.

Starting her career with Ditech Mortgage in 1996. Chaisson worked for the company for four years before moving to Countrywide Mortgage. During her years with Countrywide, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President of the Processing Department, overseeing the national processing of loans.

“While I enjoyed my time as an executive, the schedule required was something I wasn’t interested in doing,” said Chaisson. “It allowed Rick and I to consider our options. We felt it was the right time to relocate and start our own business.”

In 2003, the couple moved to Riverside, CA where they opened their own company, Home Quarters. The company provided services such as mobile notary and broker processing of loans. In four years, they were able to grow a successful and thriving business.

Until the downturn happened.

In 2007, the nation experienced one of the largest financial freefalls in United States history. Home Quarters was one of the business casualties during the recession.

With the financial crisis in full swing nationally, the couple re-grouped and relocated once again. Now parents of a daughter, Trinity, the couple decided to move to Colorado in 2011 to live in an area that made sense for their family.

Riojas began working for Wyndham Resorts where he helped sell resort properties for vacationers of Colorado. With her husband working in the vacation market of real estate, Chaisson got her real estate license and began working with a local, top producing real estate agent.

“I worked alongside one of the top agents in our market for three years,” recalls Chaisson. “I was able to learn so much about not only resale properties, but distressed properties as well. When it was time for her to retire, I felt very confident to go out on my own.”

Seeing an opportunity to run a brokerage, Chaisson looked for a franchise partner that would take her business to the next level.

“I spent quite a bit of time researching franchise models,” said Chaisson. “Once I went to NextHome.com and saw all the tools and systems provided by the franchise, as well as the look and feel of the brand, I was 100% certain about affiliating with the company.”

Rick Riojas
Rick Riojas

When not working, Chaisson and Riojas enjoy the natural wonders of Colorado. Taking advantage of the six lakes in the Pagosa Springs area, they love to go tubing and fishing with their daughter. An accomplished musician, you’ll find Riojas playing alongside his band members when he isn’t selling real estate.

Please join us in welcoming Britney, Rick, and the rest of the team at NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals to the NextHome family!

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.