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NextHome Launches NextHome Liberty in Victorville, CA

NextHome Launches NextHome Liberty in Victorville, CA

Frank Vizcarra (left) and Jacob Solis (right)

Pleasanton, CA — September 13, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Liberty. The brokerage represents the 59th location opened in California for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be owned and operated by business partners Frank Vizcarra and Jacob Solis. Frank will handle the operations and serve as the broker of record for the company, while Jacob will handle all financial aspects for the brokerage.

Based in Victorville, NextHome Liberty will provide real estate services such as single family residential sales, first-time home buyers, short sales, foreclosures, multi-family, luxury, military, and relocation services in Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley, Oak Hills, Phelan, Rancho Cucamonga, and the remainder of San Bernardino County.

Frank and Jacob met each other while working at RealtyOne Real Estate in 2016. Jacob (licensed since 2010) and Frank (licensed in 2014) were both high-producing individual agents when they happened to work on the same real estate deal together.

Seeing what a great partnership they could be, Jacob joined Frank’s team in April 2017.

“With us working together and closing over 50 transactions a year, we thought it might be worth finding out more about just opening our own company,” said Frank.

Looking at the REALTOR® Magazine Franchise Ranking Report, they saw NextHome among the fastest growing companies in real estate. After talking with the NextHome sales team, they knew the franchise was the perfect partner.

“We want to continue providing first-class service for all of our clients,” said Jacob. “NextHome provides the national level support that matches our commitment to our client-focused business model.”

When not selling real estate, Jacob and Frank are all about two things: Family and Los Angeles Lakers basketball.

Frank and his girlfriend, Christina, have a blended family of two children – their seven-year-old son Mason and four-year-old daughter Miley.

Jacob and his wife, Lisa, have three daughters – eight-year-old Kori, six-year-old Abby, and two-year-old Maggie.

Please join us in congratulating Frank, Jacob and the rest of the team at NextHome Liberty on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in Victorville, 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.

NextHome New Beginnings Opens in Nashville, TN

NextHome New Beginnings Opens in Nashville, TN

Annette Stithem

Pleasanton, CA — September 7, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome New Beginnings. The brokerage represents the seventh office location opened in the state of Tennessee for the NextHome franchise.

The brokerage will be led by owner/operator and broker of record Annette Stithem. She will handle all day-to-day operations and provide agent support for the brokerage. NextHome New Beginnings will handle transactions in the Greater Nashville Area.

The brokerage will provide services such as first-time home buyer representation, investor purchases, multi-family purchases and sales, land representation, condominium purchases, senior housing needs, and new construction.

Annette started her real estate career in 1997. Working on several development projects while living in Camdenton, Missouri, she helped with licensing and permits for developments such as the Lake of the Ozarks Old Kinderhook Resort and the surrounding community.

In 2000, Annette relocated to Kansas City, Kansas and started selling real estate for J.D. Reece Company (now known as Reece & Nichols, A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate). Licensed in both Missouri and Kansas, Annette’s strong sales had her rise to the top 5% of agents in her office of 150+ agents. In 2006, Annette also worked as a real estate business coach through the legendary real estate trainer and author, Darryl Davis.

For more than a decade, she continued top level sales until she relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 2013 to be closer to her son, Byron.

Loving the city, Annette knew she would want to put roots down in Nashville. She started with a local real estate company as the lead recruiter. Over the course of four years, Annette was instrumental in bringing over 350 agents to the brokerage.

In early 2018, Annette still enjoyed working alongside talented agents, but felt it was time to start and lead her own company instead of someone else’s.

Before finding NextHome, Annette knew first-hand how many brokerages struggled with the challenge of bringing technology and value to agents. By starting her new brokerage as a NextHome franchisee, she knew she found the cost-effective way to adapt to today’s customer and agent needs.

“At NextHome New Beginnings, we want to focus on respecting our client’s needs,” said Annette. “We do this by providing our agents the very best in training, technology and tools, marketing pieces, and holding high standards. Our agents will be passionate about helping the community and have a sense of purpose in working with buyers and sellers throughout the Nashville area.”

In keeping up with the ideals of community involvement, Annette intends to staff her brokerage with talented individuals who just need an opportunity to shine.

“I intend to staff NextHome New Beginnings with Individuals with Autism who need a chance to shine in a work role,” said Annette. “My son-in-law teaches special needs and I volunteered in one of the camps. I found it to be so rewarding and the attendees of the camp really touched my heart. It’s become a passion of mine to help provide opportunities and NextHome New Beginnings will be a brokerage full of opportunities.”

When not selling real estate, Annette spends as much time as possible with her family. She has two children. Her daughter Katy is a bone marrow transplant nurse. Katy’s husband, Brandon, works with Individuals with Special Needs.

Her son, Byron, is the owner of a sake brewery in Nashville. He has a seven-year-old son, Booker.

Please join us in congratulating Annette and the rest of the team at NextHome New Beginnings on the opening of her new NextHome office in Nashville, TN!

 

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

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome Announces Nine New Office Locations in August 2018

NextHome Announces Nine New Office Locations in August 2018

Pleasanton, CA — September 6, 2018 — NextHome is proud to welcome nine new franchised locations announced in the month of August 2018.

August started off with James Madalone and Christine Prestininzi opening their office in West Palm Beach, Florida – NextHome Real Estate Executives. As a longtime business entrepreneur with more than 30 years in the real estate industry, James will take his top-level real estate sales volume and lead other talented agents at the brokerage.

Jerry Salyers opened his real estate office in Irvine, California – NextHome Real Estate Dogs. As a certified home staging professional, Jerry brings three decades of real estate experience to the NextHome franchise.

Wisconsin saw Travis Ploman and Bryan Loveland open the doors to the eighth office in the state with their franchised location – NextHome Leading Edge. Located in Rothschild, the business partners are looking to continue their strong sales careers under the NextHome brand.

Business partners and husband and wife team, Buz and Linda Berson, opened their NextHome franchised location in Punta Gorda, Florida. NextHome Greater Realty will serve the needs of Port Charlotte, North Port, Punta Gorda, and the surrounding areas. For over 35 years, the Bersons have been one of the premier real estate property development teams in all of Florida.

Longtime Houston real estate icon Rita Zarghami brings nearly 25 years of real estate experience to the NextHome franchise as she launches NextHome Premier Homes Realty in Humble, Texas. She will be joined on the leadership team by her husband and business partner, Keyvan Zarghami, and their office manager, Virgie Calligan-Green.

Tom Miesen opened NextHome Bayside Realty in Freeport, Florida. Originally a co-owner with NextHome Cornerstone Realty in Niceville, Tom opened his own brokerage in August. Licensed since 1979, Tom will bring nearly 40 years of real estate experience for his agents at the brokerage.

The NextHome franchise started the first franchised location in the city of Warner Robins, Georgia when Sylvia and Adam Myers opened NextHome 180º Realty. Located 90 miles southeast of Downtown Atlanta, the brokerage will feature new construction, resale homes sales, and veteran and military relocation throughout the Houston, Bibb and Peach county areas.

NextHome NW Realty opened their third NextHome office, this time in Vancouver, Washington. This location will be in addition to their two existing offices in Bend and Portland, Oregon. Owners Angela Jolley, Dustin Slack, and Kurt Kalimanis continue strong sales throughout the region and the NextHome franchise is excited to see the continued growth and success of the ownership team.

Finally, August ended strong with the expansion of NextHome Living The Northwest in Idaho. With their third location, owners Mike and Sheryl Van Dinter continue to expand their real estate footprint in the region. With the new Sandpoint location, they add to their already successful NextHome brokerages in Post Falls, ID and Spokane, WA.

The NextHome franchise is proud to announce 65 new offices opened since the beginning of 2018.

Which just leaves one question…

#WhosNext?

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 Dynamic opens in Pennsylvania

NextHome Dynamic opens in Pennsylvania

Heidi Powell

Pleasanton, CA — September 5, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Dynamic. The brokerage represents the seventh office location opened in the state of Pennsylvania for the NextHome franchise.

The office also represents the 300th location launched by the NextHome franchise.

The brokerage will be led by owner/operator and broker of record Heidi Powell. She will handle all day-to-day operations and provide agent support for the brokerage. Heidi is a long-time REALTOR® and one of the most productive agents in the state of Pennsylvania. The brokerage currently has six licensed agents, a Director of Operations (Toni Wicks), and a “Marketing Maven.”

NextHome Dynamic is based in Freeport and is located 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh. The borough is home to approximately 5,000 residents and is on the corner of four different counties. The brokerage will serve the residents of Allegheny, Armstrong, Westmoreland, and Butler counties. The area is known for its Freeport school district which is one of the highest rated districts around.

The brokerage will provide services such as first-time home buyer representation, investor purchases, multi-family purchases and sales, land representation, condominium purchases, senior housing needs, and new construction. Several agents at the brokerage are investors and bring a unique understanding of investor needs.

Heidi has been in real estate since 2008. She came into the business at a time when many people were getting out of the industry. Previous to real estate, Heidi came from a background of business development for contractors, which has helped her provide value to her real estate clients ever since.

In her very first year, Heidi earned Rookie of The Year honors from her local Century 21 brokerage and by year two, she was the top agent for the entire company, averaging more than 30 transactions annually. As the top producer for the brokerage, over the next few years Heidi looked to move into an ownership role for a company of her own.

“I wanted to be in a leadership role working alongside others, rather than just working independent,” said Heidi. “I knew a lot of great agents who I wanted to mentor and help become an incredible asset to our community. Owning my own brokerage would allow me to follow that dream.”

In 2013, Heidi opened her own brokerage under the RE/MAX franchise. By providing a unique, fun, and vibrant culture to the local real estate industry, Heidi felt her brokerage brought a different kind of “dynamic” to real estate.

She grew the brokerage to 12 agents selling more than 150 transaction sides, all while still selling in excess of $8 million in annual sales in a market where the average sales price was under $200,000.

In late 2017, Heidi began looking at other franchise options to align her brokerage with as her agreement with RE/MAX was coming to the end of its term.

“I felt it was time to look at other options as I wanted a company that could move quickly to adjust to market conditions and agent needs,” said Heidi. “I was looking for alternatives when I found NextHome.”

“I love NextHome not just for the technology the franchise provides, but the family-feel and the sense of caring for the local communities the NextHome franchisees serve.”

When speaking with Heidi, you’ll note that she mentions working in her community often. She takes pride in being a part of the Freeport community and volunteers for various local events and real estate organizations.

She is a past President of the Greater Allegheny-Kiski Area Board of REALTORS® and served on several charitable events while on the Board.

The NextHome Dynamic agents donate money to the “Dynamic Foundation” with every transaction closed. These funds are voted on by the agents at the end of the year as to how the money will be gifted. In 2017, the company donated money to a local veteran whose house had roof damage which he could not afford to fix. With the water damage causing mold inside the home and creating a health hazard, Heidi and her team hired a contractor to fix the roof, had a mold remediation company come and remove the harmful situation and restore the veteran’s home back to livable condition.

As a broker/owner of a local small business, it was important to her to help in the community, showing gratitude for the local residents.

When not selling real estate, Heidi spends time with her family. She and her husband of 19 years, Jay, have two daughters – McClain (16 years old) and Autumn (14).

Please join us in congratulating Heidi and the rest of the team at NextHome Dynamic on the opening of their new NextHome office in Freeport, PA!

 

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 Living The Northwest opens third franchised location

NextHome Living The Northwest opens third franchised location

(from left to right) Mike Van Dinter, Sheryl Van Dinter, The Davies Team, Jake Humble

Pleasanton, CA — August 31, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the NextHome franchise – NextHome Living The Northwest – Sandpoint Branch. This will be the third NextHome location opened by the franchisee. NextHome Living The Northwest opened its first location in Post Falls, Idaho in March 2017, and just three months later, they opened their second location in Spokane, Washington.

This branch location of NextHome Living The Northwest will be located in Sandpoint, Idaho. The new office will provide real estate services such as residential sales, investment property sales, land sales, resort properties, and second home sales.

Sandpoint is a destination where many visitors come to ski at one of the nation’s premier ski resorts, Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort.

All three NextHome Living The Northwest locations sit on or near the Washington/Idaho border and will serve the needs of residents in both states. In Washington, the office will cover Spokane, Liberty Lake, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Deer Park, Mead, and Medical Lake. The Idaho brokerages will cover Sandpoint, Hayden, Rathdrum, Spirit Lake, Kellogg, Wallace, Post Falls, and Coeur d’Alene.

The NextHome brokerage will be owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Mike and Sheryl Van Dinter.

Mike will be the Designated Broker for the company and will handle the day-to-day operations, while Sheryl will be in charge of the accounting and financial operations.

The Van Dinters found it the right time to expand when they found great agents to join the brokerage. Top-producing REALTOR® Jake Humble, as well as the successful Davies Team, are just a couple of examples of talented agents that are a part of the NextHome Living The Northwest group.

“Jake has been a great addition to our company,” said Mike. “He brings a wealth of knowledge as a local real estate appraiser and has started his sales career very strongly. He’s already a top producer and has really made his mark in the community.”

“Having the husband/wife team of Tom and Lisa Davies as part of the NextHome brokerage will really put NextHome Living The Northwest on the map,” he added. “Their commitment to exceptional marketing and client service is second to none. Sheryl and I are proud to have them as members of our brokerage.”

As real estate investors for nearly 20 years, the Van Dinters have been involved in both commercial and residential real estate.

Realizing he wanted to be more hands-on with the selling process, Mike attained his real estate license in 2014. By being more involved on the sales side, Mike enjoyed it and saw an opportunity.

“The idea of opening our own brokerage really started in 2016,” recalled Mike. “I had just gotten my real estate broker’s license and found it to be the right time to open our own company.”

Knowing they would need to add technology and tools to set the brokerage apart from other local real estate offices. After researching several real estate franchises, the choice was obvious.

“NextHome stood out from the rest by a mile,” said Mike. “Seeing the orange and how effectively the color scheme worked with yard signage worked so well with listings, in addition to all the incredible technology offered by the company… all of it added up to be the right choice for us.”

Additionally, the company will focus on deep relationships with members of the community.

“At NextHome Living The Northwest, it’s about helping families – not pushing files,” added Sheryl.

When not selling real estate, the Van Dinters focus on family.

Married for 43 years, Mike and Sheryl have two children and six grandchildren. Mike has been flying airplanes for nearly five decades and often flies the family to various vacation destinations. They are also Certified Scuba Divers and enjoy time in the water on their boat.

Please join us in congratulating Mike, Sheryl, and the rest of their team at NextHome Living The Northwest for the opening of their third 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 NW Realty Opens Third Location

NextHome NW Realty Opens Third Location

(From left to right) Angela Jolley, Dustin Slack, and Kurt Kalimanis

Pleasanton, CA — August 29, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome NW Realty – Vancouver Branch. The brokerage represents the fifth office location opened in the state of Washington for the NextHome franchise.

This is the third office location opened by Dustin Slack and Kurt Kalimanis. This location adds to their already successful Oregon NextHome offices located in Portland and Bend.

The brokerage will be led by Designated Managing Broker Angela Jolley. She will handle all day-to-day operations and provide agent support for the brokerage.

NextHome NW Realty – Vancouver Branch will handle transactions in the cities of Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, La Center, Woodland, Kalama, the Vancouver Metropolitan Area, and the rest of Clark and Cowlitz counties.

The brokerage will provide services such as first-time home buyer representation, investor purchases, multi-family purchases and sales, land representation, condominium purchases, and new construction.

Angela has been in the real estate industry for more than 20 years. Starting in 1997, she was the office manager for the Northwest Multiple Listing System satellite office. Although she enjoyed her time assisting REALTORS®, she was drawn to the opportunity to sell homes rather than just work on the data side of the business.

She attained her license in 2003 and started with Seattle-based Better Properties. Working there for several years, Angela relocated to Portland in 2011, but continued her dual licensing in both Washington and Oregon.

In 2014, Angela met Dustin through a regional franchise meeting and later that year, she opened her own brokerage through the franchise – Better Properties Vancouver.

From 2014 to 2017, Angela built her brokerage to ten agents and personal annual sales in excess of $5 million.

While Angela was building her brokerage, Dustin and Kurt opened their own NextHome brokerage. They stayed in contact with Angela and shared information about how their affiliation with NextHome provided the support they needed to their already successful company.

“I have always had a great relationship with Dustin and one of his agents (Debbie Rainforth) and I had a lot of trust in their decision making,” said Angela.

Interested to learn more about NextHome, Angela decided to attend the franchise’s annual conference in San Diego in March 2018.

“It was important for me to experience the franchise for myself,” said Angela. “I wanted to see the leadership team in action and see the tools and systems up close.”

“I found all the attendees to be so supportive and helpful. It was refreshing and I felt like the company had the right people I could see myself in business with,” she added.

“I’ve always wanted to work with Angela,” said Dustin. “She has always been a great leader and is an excellent manager and agent motivator.”

Dustin and Angela describe NextHome NW Realty – Vancouver Branch to be a brokerage that will help local REALTORS® grow and provide pathways to leadership for those interested.

Angela helps more than just buyers and sellers in her community. She volunteers with the organization 100 Women of SW Washington. This group meets four times a year and members nominate local non-profit organizations who they would like to support. The group then raises as much as $20,000 for the selected non-profit. An example of the assistance they provide is when they raised money for David’s Harp, which supports disabled veterans.

When she’s not working, Angela and her husband of six years, Tim, are musicians. She is a blues singer, while Tim plays the bass guitar. They perform at various events throughout the year.

Please join us in congratulating Angela, Dustin, Kurt, and the rest of the team at NextHome NW Realty on the opening of their new NextHome office in Vancouver, WA!

 

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 180º Realty opens in Warner Robins, Georgia

NextHome 180º Realty opens in Warner Robins, Georgia

Sylvia and Adam Myers

Pleasanton, CA — August 23, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome 180º Realty. The brokerage represents the fourth office location opened in the state of Georgia for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be owned and operated by husband and wife team, Sylvia and Adam Myers. Sylvia will be the broker of record and handling all day-to-day sales and agent leadership duties, while Adam will serve as the Operations Manager for the brokerage.

Based in Warner Robins, NextHome 180º Realty will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, second homes, investment, luxury, veteran and military relocation, and land deals for the cities of Warner Robins, Perry, Bonaire, Macon, Kathleen, Centerville, and the remainder of Houston, Bibb and Peach Counties.

The city of Warner Robins is located 90 minutes southeast of Downtown Atlanta and is home to approximately 70,000 residents. The city features Robins Air Force Base, which is the largest logistics Air Force Base in the southeast United States.

Sylvia is a graduate of Middle Georgia State University and holds degrees in both Business Management and Information Technology.

Licensed since 1997, Sylvia has been a longtime top-producing REALTOR® in Georgia. She worked for 3 years as a RE/MAX agent. In her first full year in real estate, she sold nearly $3 million in volume where the average sales price was $120,000 at the time.

In 2000, she opened Hometown Realty, where she was the broker/owner of the business. After building up a successful brokerage, she sold the company a few years later and moved to EXIT Realty where she served as the sales manager for the brokerage.

Sylvia met Adam in 2004 and the couple married in 2014. Adam is also a graduate of Middle Georgia State University and holds a degree in Psychology and Public Service. With Adam’s background and education, he is excited about leading the operations for the brokerage and helping agents be as productive as possible.

He is also the owner/operator of 180 Home Construction, which will provide inventory for the brokerage. Managing 20 to 30 rehab construction projects a year, Adam’s vast experience in construction will be a huge asset to the brokerage.

When Sylvia and Adam started the discussion of going out on their own, they had already kept an eye on the NextHome franchise for some time.

“I can say that I’ve been stalking NextHome for some time now,” said Sylvia with a laugh. “I loved the branding and saw how it resonates with the younger generation of home buyers and sellers.”

NextHome 180º Realty will be a community resource to not only help people buy and sell homes but offer information on the entire process. The agents will provide valuable education that will make their clients feel knowledgeable about the entire home buying and/or selling process.

Sylvia and Adam are committed to helping their community. They have participated in several Habitat for Humanity home builds and are very active within their church.

When not selling real estate, the two of them are very involved in the world of gaming. They are prominent online players of World of Warcraft and enjoy the online interaction with players from around the globe.

Sylvia is also an author and has a children’s book scheduled to be released in fall of 2018.

Please join us in congratulating Sylvia, Adam and the rest of the team at NextHome 180º Realty on the opening of their new NextHome office in Warner Robins, GA!

 

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 Homes Realty opens in Humble, Texas

NextHome Premier Homes Realty opens in Humble, Texas

(From left to right) Rita Zarghami, Keyvan Zarghami, and Virgie Green

Pleasanton, CA — August 17, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Premier Homes Realty. The brokerage represents the 20th office location opened in the state of Texas for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be owned and operated by real estate broker Rita Zarghami. Rita will be the broker of record and in charge of all day-to-day operations. She will be joined on the leadership team by her husband, Keyvan, and Virgie Calligan-Green. Keyvan will serve as the Vice President of Operations for the brokerage, while Virgie will be the Office Manager.

Based in Humble, NextHome Premier Homes Realty will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, second homes, investment, luxury, and land deals for the areas of Humble, Lake Houston, Atascocita, Kingwood, Crosby, Porter, Huffman, North Channel, and the surrounding areas of Northeast Houston.

Humble is located 20 minutes north of Downtown Houston and is home to approximately 20,000 residents.

Licensed since 1994, Rita has been a longtime top-producing REALTOR® in the Houston area. After nearly ten years of high-volume sales, Rita opened her own brokerage in 2003 – Red Stone Realty LLC.

Under her leadership, she built the brokerage with talented agents to see annual sales in excess of $25 million. Additionally, Keyvan also opened a mortgage company, 1st Community Mortgage Group, concurrent with the opening of the real estate brokerage. The mortgage company was just as successful with more than $20 million in volume annually.

During the recession in the late 2000’s, Houston and surrounding areas were hit extremely hard. Pivoting to adjust to the market conditions, Rita agreed to take over as the Sales Manager for the local Humble Century 21 brokerage, while still actively producing as a selling REALTOR®. Managing 20 agents, Rita guided the brokerage to a very productive office in the midst of an extremely challenging financial time for the state of Texas.

In 2013, Rita went back to running her own brokerage. Changing the brokerage name to Premier Homes, she grew the company to 1o REALTORS® and a large portfolio of listings. But Rita knew she needed more to provide to her agents.

“At the end of 2017, I was approached by several local franchisees about merging with their companies,” said Rita. “I really didn’t have any interest in doing that. I personally went out to seek what was available out there to provide more value for our agents.”

After doing her own research and sharing the info with Keyvan, the Zarghamis reached out to NextHome and spoke with NextHome’s VP of Sales, Charis Moreno.

“I was really excited about the NextHome franchise and what the company had to offer Premier Homes,” she added. “I continued to research other companies, but all roads led back to NextHome.”

Rita says the NextHome Premier Realty difference stems from the company’s five core values: Spiritual, Family, Business, Financial, and Personal.

“We truly treat our clients as people and not just a sale,” said Rita. “We want to build deep relationships with the families in our community. Our agents are client-focused and hold the highest standards. Ethics and honesty are key to earning the trust of our clients and community.”

When not selling real estate, Rita and Keyvan look forward to spending time with their family. They have three children – daughter Akila, and two sons – Jeremiah and Keyvan Keyanoosh. They also have five grandchildren – Joshua, Jacob, Isabela, Kaiden, and Jackson.

Rita loves to cook for the family, while Keyvan is a Corvette enthusiast and attends as many car shows as possible.

Please join us in congratulating Rita, Keyvan, Virgie, and the rest of the team at NextHome Premier Homes Realty on the opening of their new NextHome office in Humble, TX!

 

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 Leading Edge is the newest NextHome location

NextHome Leading Edge is the newest NextHome location

Travis Ploman (left) and Bryan Loveland

Pleasanton, CA — August 9, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Leading Edge. Business partners Travis Ploman and Bryan Loveland will be the owners and operators of the brokerage. The company represents the eighth office location opened in the state of Wisconsin for the NextHome franchise.

NextHome Leading Edge will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, investment, multi-family, veteran and military buyers, and land deals for all areas of Rothschild, Wausau, Weston, Schofield, Mosinee, and the remainder of Marathon County.

Located approximately 100 miles west of Green Bay, the village of Rothschild has a population of just over 5,000 residents and is located in the heart of Marathon County.

Licensed since 2012, Travis started his career with Coldwell Banker Action Realty in Schofield, Wisconsin. As a solo agent, Travis earned Rookie of the Year honors for the company, selling a house a month for his first year. He steadily built his business over the next four years and had a high of 80 transaction sides closed in 2017.

Bryan joined Coldwell Banker Action Realty in 2017 after 19 years of running his own contracting company, Northern Exteriors LLC.

Travis mentored Bryan through his first year of the business and the two found themselves to be a great team together.

With business booming for Travis, he saw an opportunity to work as a team with Bryan and it sparked their interest of opening their own brokerage.

“Travis is a tech-savvy agent who really understands the needs of his clients,” said Bryan. “I learned a lot from him as my real estate mentor and we get along very well. He’s a great person to be in business with.”

“Bryan is a relatable, honest and trustworthy agent who leaves a positive impression with everyone he comes in contact with,” said Travis.

With Travis’ book of business and Bryan’s management background, they looked at 2018 as the perfect time to start their new company.

“We wanted to open a brokerage but knew we would be looking at a franchise model to help us put together the tools we needed to build on our business,” said Travis. “We heard about NextHome and did research on the company. Including finding out about the company through the first NextHome franchisee in Wisconsin, Randy Lenz.”

“After thorough research, we knew NextHome was the best fit for our brokerage model,” he added.

When not selling real estate, Travis and Bryan enjoy spending time with their families.

Travis has an 18-year-old son, Jordan, and they like to do water activities such as boating and water sports such as wakeboarding, skiing and tubing. Travis also volunteers as the audio/visual tech at Christ Community Church.

Bryan and his wife of 21 years, Vicky, have four children – Benjamin (19), Megan (16), Luke (14), and Katelyn (11). Like Travis, they like doing water sports. Bryan enjoys hunting and fishing as well. For the past eight years, Bryan has coached with the local youth football league.

Please join us in congratulating Travis, Bryan and the rest of the team at NextHome Leading Edge on the opening of their new NextHome office in Rothschild, WI!

 

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 Real Estate Dogs opens in Orange County, California

NextHome Real Estate Dogs opens in Orange County, California

Jerry Salyers

Pleasanton, CA — August 7, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Real Estate Dogs. Thirty-year real estate veteran Jerry Salyers will be the owner and operator for the brokerage. The company represents the 58th office location opened in the state of California for the NextHome franchise.

NextHome Real Estate Dogs will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, and investment properties to the areas of Irvine, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, and the remainder of Orange County.

The city of Irvine is a master-planned community developed by the private real estate development company, The Irvine Company. They started building in the 1960’s and by 1971, the community was formally incorporated as a city. Irvine has a population of just over 260,000 residents.

Licensed since the 1980’s, Jerry has done it all in the real estate industry. From owning a mortgage company to working for a new home builder to providing a development company consulting work for apartment and condo conversions, Jerry has seen most anything in real estate.

Since 2016, Jerry has owned and operated Salyers Home Design & Staging, a staging consulting business. Staging over 30 properties a year, Salyers Home Design & Staging mainly helps new home builders set their new homes to make buyers fall in love with the floor plans and layouts.

Over the past two years, Jerry had expanded his business to not only serve new home builders, but REALTORS® in the area as well. Realizing some agents could improve on the marketing of their listings, Jerry saw an opportunity he would like to be a part of.

“I’ve worked with agents marketing homes and business prospecting for some time now,” said Jerry. “I see what they could be doing better and how a brokerage with support to help these agents could really do well in our local market.”

Jerry first found NextHome like many brokers do – via REALTOR® Magazine and the Franchise Comparison Report. After further research, he contacted NextHome’s VP of Sales, Charis Moreno, and found her leadership approach and non-pressure attitude to be a refreshing difference in a world of pushy salespeople.

Although Jerry found NextHome to be the right fit for his brokerage, he was not always a fan of franchises.

“Previous to partnering with NextHome, I found franchises to block creativity of the business,” said Jerry. “But after researching NextHome and seeing the focus on great looking marketing as well as the completeness of the brokerage services, I think the franchise is unique to real estate.”

“NextHome has done what I would have done if I started my own franchise,” he added with a laugh.

Born and raised in Southern California, Jerry is a father to three daughters in their thirties – Katherine, Lauren and Stephanie. He enjoys golfing and going to sporting events, especially football. He describes himself as a huge Denver Broncos fan. Jerry is also an accomplished screenwriter and poet and has several projects in development.

Please join us in congratulating Jerry and the rest of the team at NextHome Real Estate Dogs on the opening of their new NextHome office in Irvine, 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.