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Meet our December NextHomie of the Month

Meet our December NextHomie of the Month

If Pat Vosburgh were to get a papercut, don’t be surprised if she bleeds orange. Since joining NextHome Gulf to Bay along with her husband, Chuck, in spring 2015, Pat has been an enthusiastic NextHome supporter. And because of all the ways she’s wrapped herself completely in NextHome orange and gray, our Culture Committee selected Pat as this month’s NextHomie of the Month.

“It was such a fresh, new company,” Pat said, recalling the first time NextHome crossed her radar. “Our brokers were enthused, the brand had great colors and a very youthful feel to it. The tech is awesome – and [NextHome’s mascot] Luke really did it for me.”

And did it in a big way for Pat, as on any given day today, you will find Pat wearing an orange accented dress, carrying her orange purse, wearing an orange Luke watch, and driving in her orange 1972 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia.

“If I wear a different color, people say, ‘Oh my, why aren’t you in orange?” Pat said with a laugh. “And Luke goes with me almost everywhere!”

Pat, a native of Brooklyn, New York, migrated to St. Petersburg, Florida, in the early 1990’s to get away from the high costs and taxes in New York and enjoy a more temperate climate. It was there in 2009 that she met her now husband, Chuck.

“Chuck is so patient and kind, and I really need that in my life,” Pat added. “I’m very fortunate to have found Chuck.”

Pat and Chuck were married in 2013.

At the time, Chuck had been a professional photographer in the St. Petersburg area for nearly 30 years. Having met Pat, Chuck realized he no longer enjoyed hefting heavy photographic equipment out to photo shoots. He knew it was time for a career change.

Today, Pat and Chuck are REALTORS® at NextHome Gulf to Bay, which is run by Broker/Owners Michael Bindman and Jan Bruzas.

“We love our brokers,” said Pat. “They are devoted and committed to the NextHome model.”

Pat is battling a second go around with Lyme Disease, but she faces it with the same “I got this” attitude that she takes on everything.

“Everyone has a story,” Pat added. “I thought I knew [NextHome Vice President] Imran Poladi’s story until he shared the whole story at last year’s conference. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Imran has a grateful heart and those kinds of stories are meant to be told. Watching all of that makes me want to be a kinder, better person. NextHome is all about having a grateful heart.”

Pat is delighted with the way NextHome leads by example.

“I love our corporate integrity and our loyalty to our brand,” Pat said. “I love the genuine way management treats our people. [NextHome CEO] James Dwiggins just getting on a plane to go help after the floods in Houston. That kind of thing. It’s a corporate culture of caring and love and you feel it up and down the corporate team. Being in a company that is that dedicated to its people makes it easy to act similarly and feel at ease about making the right decision to be at NextHome.”

When Chuck and Pat travel around the country they intentionally point their vehicle so they can stop and visit other NextHome offices along the way.

“It’s absolutely the people,” Pat said. “We’re one big family, and I don’t think there’s another real estate company out there where you’d have that same feeling of camaraderie and belonging.”

Giving back in their own way, the Vosburghs open their home every Thanksgiving and Christmas to those who want a free meal or to come by and enjoy a sense of being together.

“I love to cook and so we have these two open houses and invite people to come and eat for free,” added Pat. “I love to give back that way – by doing something that I love to do.”

Pat and Chuck get every morning off to a fast start by hosting a nationwide book club – at 5 am Eastern time.

“We host it on Zoom every morning,” Pat said. “We’ve been doing it for about two years. Right now, we’re doing ‘Three Feet from Gold’ [by Sharon Lechter and Greg Reid]. Our club is all entrepreneurs.” And they are always looking for new members.

Among Pat’s personal mentors is poet Maya Angelou, citing this statement as one of her own personal mantras: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

For Pat, it all comes down to her belief that NextHome is the right place for her.

“It’s all about the people – all those NextHomies out there,” Pat said. And her goal for NextHome: “We just surpassed 3,000 NextHomies – let’s double that and go for 6,000!

NextHome Realty By Design opens office in Oregon City

NextHome Realty By Design opens office in Oregon City

Trammell Family

Pleasanton, CA — December 21, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Realty By Design. The brokerage represents the eighth office location opened in the state of Oregon for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be led by owner/operator Kasia Trammell. Additionally, she will have veteran real estate icon Debbie Rainforth on the leadership team as the principal broker for the company.

The Oregon City brokerage will serve clients in cities across Clackamas County such as West Linn, Lake Oswego, Gladstone, Milwaukie, Canby, Happy Valley, and the remainder of the Portland metropolitan area.

The agents at NextHome Realty By Design will provide services such as first-time home buyer representation, investor purchases, multi-family purchases and sales, land representation, relocation services, foreclosure and short sales services, real estate design and development, and new construction.

Originally from Poland, Kasia comes from a background of architecture and design. Back in Poland, she studied at a technical high school with a focus on the homebuilding process.

In pursuit of a new adventure, she ended up moving to the United States and working as an au pair, where she learned English through a host of new experiences.

She enrolled at Portland State University, where she earned a degree in architecture – all while in the midst of her first pregnancy.

After earning her degree, she and her husband, Sky, made the move to Oregon City where they started building their own individual businesses.

Sky is an entrepreneur who started the international ATM distribution business, Puloon USA. Simultaneously, Kasia started the very successful design and real estate remodeling firm Realty By Design.

Thirteen years later, both businesses are thriving and have made a mark in their local community.“Sky and I made the decision to not only have our own personal businesses that we fully support one another in, but we even have our companies share the same building,” said Kasia with a smile.

Kasia not only has a commitment to the community, but to the environment as well. She has her Green Housing Certification and very much believes in re-using materials that protect the environment.

NextHome Realty By Design is a boutique brokerage filled with repurposed furniture from all-natural or recycled materials. Her designer’s touch and eye towards sustainability have taken old pieces of material and created beautiful furniture with materials that would have otherwise been thrown out.

Kasia found her connection to the NextHome franchise to be one of shared vision of how real estate should be done.

“NextHome really aligned with my values,” recalled Kasia. “The franchise allows me to have the boutique feel, but still have a national presence. I was looking for a company who wanted consistency and high standards and found exactly that in NextHome.”

When not selling real estate, Kasia and Sky do everything based around family. They have three children – daughters Ionye (age 8), Oriah (7) and son Makai (3). The family loves spending time together and enjoying the natural beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Please join us in congratulating Kasia, Debbie and the rest of the team at NextHome Realty By Design on their brand new NextHome office 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.

What Kind of Homebuyer Is a Millennial?

What Kind of Homebuyer Is a Millennial?

The Millennial generation is entering the real estate market in numbers way beyond than before. But when it comes to buying a home, how do they view the home buying process?

With a population of 83.1 million, the Millennial Generation now outnumbers Baby Boomers and represents more than one quarter of our nation, according to the United States Census Bureau. The Pew Research Center defines a millennial as anyone born between 1981 and 1996, or those age 22 to 37 as of 2018. Millennials are entering the workforce and the real estate market in greater numbers than ever before, bringing with them a new set of values and expectations. Here are some things to keep in mind when helping millennials with real estate transactions.

The may not be sure they want to buy a home. In fact, according to the Urban Institute, home ownership rates are down for millennials when compared to the two previous generations, Gen X and Baby Boomers, at the same age. Many millennials may prefer to continue renting, for a variety of reasons that include delayed marriage and job flexibility. Preferring to live in cities and urban environments with higher real estate prices is another often-cited reason by millennials for renting instead of purchasing a home.

They may be more frugal than you think. Millennials often carry significant student debt or they may be in underpaid jobs when compared to their education level. Another factor that could influence spending habits is that millennials likely remember the most recent recession and housing bubble, which could sway their real estate purchase decisions.

They embrace technology. Because they grew up with technology at their fingertips, they use it frequently and expect their real estate partners to do the same. Millennials are likely to employ technology to do their own home searches and associated research.  Because they communicate largely through technology, their perspective of a normal workday is outside of the traditional Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. timeframe.

They are influenced by social media.  More than just for socializing, millennials use social media for professional purposes as well as for consumer choices. They are active on channels like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter and others, where they like to connect with business colleagues and service partners (like you) as well as with friends.

They care about energy efficiency. When looking at homes, millennials are likely to take the energy performance of systems, appliances, and the structure into consideration. They care about energy efficiency from an environmental as well as from a cost savings standpoint. Their comfort with technology extends to energy-saving devices and advancements for the home.

They’re relationship driven. For all their dependence on technology, millennials still value one-on-one time and personal relationships. When making important decisions, millennials tend to seek out expert advice as well as solid information and hard data. Building relationships with millennials can help win their trust as well as their future business.

They may not know much about home ownership. Particularly if they are first-time homebuyers, millennials may not be familiar with what it takes to run and maintain a home.  An American Home Shield® Home Warranty can provide valuable coverage for many of the most expensive home systems and appliances to repair or replace. An American Home Shield Home Warranty can also provide reassurance and be a resource for millennials to use when covered items break down due to normal wear and tear. Telling millennials about the many benefits of American Home Shield Home Warranty protection is a great way to answer some of their concerns and build lasting relationships in the process.

NextHome Specialists continues regional expansion

NextHome Specialists continues regional expansion

Thomas Shumpert

Pleasanton, CA — December 13, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Specialists – Bluffton Branch. The brokerage represents the ninth office location opened in the state of South Carolina for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be led by owner and broker of record Thomas Shumpert. This will be his fifth office opening in the past two years. Other NextHome Specialists offices are located in Columbia, Chapin, Mount Pleasant, and Lexington.

The agents at NextHome Specialists – Bluffton Branch 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.

The brokerage will provide residential real estate services to the coastal areas of both Bluffton and Hilton Head Island.

In 2016, Shumpert opened his first NextHome franchised brokerage in Columbia, SC. After an impressive year in the Columbia location, he felt it was time to expand his territory to accommodate the growth of the business. In September of 2017, he opened his second office location in Lexington and began expansion. Just one month later, he opened the Chapin branch with business partner, Terri Scheper.

In September 2018, he launched the fourth office location in Mount Pleasant.

Wanting to increase the reach of the NextHome Specialists service area, Thomas felt it was the right time to expand with a new coastal location.

Now in five locations, NextHome Specialists has over 30 talented agents spread throughout the region.

Please join us in congratulating Thomas and the team at NextHome Specialists on their fifth NextHome office 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 Realty Select expands with third location

NextHome Realty Select expands with third location

Curtis Siever

Pleasanton, CA — December 7, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our latest addition to the franchise, NextHome Realty Select – Front Royal Branch. This brokerage is the fourth NextHome franchised location in the state of Virginia.

The Front Royal 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, Linden, and the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Siever and his team also serve the West Virginia Eastern Panhandle which offers many growth possibilities.

“The Front Royal branch is almost like a homecoming,” said Siever. At the recent grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony, Front Royal Mayor Tharpe congratulated Siever on returning to the city and opening a business on the revitalized Main Street. The local chamber of commerce was on hand along with 75 other business owners, town council members, fellow REALTORS®, and past clients to open the new location.

The town of Front Royal is located 90 minutes west of Washington DC and is home to nearly 15,000 residents. The newest office location is 30 miles south of the first NextHome Realty Select office in Winchester, VA and 30 miles from the Woodstock, VA branch.

Opening his third office just a week after announcing his Woodstock branch office, Siever says the quality of his trusted agents gave him the confidence to continue his area expansion.

Opening his first NextHome office in 2016, Siever started with only one agent and has since built his REALTOR® base to over 25 agents in just over 2 years. The reason for this growth is the collaborative and open policy he has implemented with all of his agents.

Originally from Front Royal, Siever 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. Siever was the perfect person to provide that service.

The early years of his career were spent selling homes in the Front Royal and Linden areas to many clients moving from the Northern Virginia and DC area. Siever also had a desire to build new construction homes and managed a construction company from 2003 to 2008, building 35 new homes.

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

In early 2016, Siever 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. Siever 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 Siever. “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 Siever. “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 that NextHome was the right choice for me.”

When not selling real estate, Siever enjoys spending time with his wife, Donna. After three years together, the couple were wed in the spring of 2016. The couple enjoy spending time traveling and spending time with Siever’s daughter, Amanda.Please join us in congratulating Curtis and the rest of the team at NextHome Realty Select on their third 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.

Run Your Own Race

Run Your Own Race

This November marked my 14th year attending the National Association of REALTORS® Conference and Expo. I spent the first 11 as one of the 1,000+ vendors peddling product as REALTORS® go from booth to booth, trick or treating for tchotchkes and the next shiny piece of technology that promises to change their business forever. It is only the last three years I have been on the franchisor side, searching for speakers who inspire and share the latest real estate trends. Attending usually results in lots of lobby meetings, networking with today’s influencers and reminiscing of yesterday’s newsmakers. It’s also interesting to see the many real estate legislators, councils, and state reps debating and lobbying for their own political gain and the protection of those they were elected to serve. While it is an exhausting five days, NAR Annual is guaranteed to be anything but boring!

What I found most fascinating is we, as an industry, seem to be reacting to our fear of people, companies, and technology rather than moving our industry forward. The world around us is changing and evolving at a pace that we are scientifically not able to adapt with. This is a fact. It is said that 65 percent of kindergarteners today will end up in careers that don’t even exist yet. Ten years ago, the title “Social Media Manager” or “Mobile App Developer” would have been an imaginary job. Today, we cannot imagine waking up without checking our notifications or snapping photos for social media or using apps that remind us when to stand up at work, how to get places, how our stocks are doing, and so much more! As a society, we have become dependent on technology to do the simplest things. So why do we as an industry keep circling and repurposing the same topics and fears year after year?

We are all consumers. I would even go as far as saying 10:10 of us could not go one week without internet/WiFi connection. And find me one REALTOR® in our industry who is not happy about the progression of things like email, paperless contracts, UBER, Netflix, iTunes, Alexa, 3D tours, or Amazon. Why do we accept and welcome change and progress in every aspect of our life but fight it in our own industry? As if the buyers and sellers of real estate are not the same?

So while the real estate industry is still sorting out some version of “How do we take our data back? When will Zillow become a brokerage? Are iBuyers the next disruptors? Should we consolidate the MLSs (or remain 690 too many)? Does responding to leads in under 5 minutes result in more business?” and so on… NextHome will celebrate the fact that we are opening an average of almost 3 offices and adding more than 50 NextHomies each week. We will continue to refine our systems to make them better and more competitive. We will continue to expand beyond the boundaries of what everyone says is possible while delivering the very best experience to our franchisees, so they can extend it to their agents who can then extend it to their clients.

What was my greatest takeaway from this year’s NAR Annual? Run your own race, love those running it with you, and do not get lost in the noise. Do not become complacent or stagnant and stop worrying about what your competition is doing. This is a journey with a lot of pit stops and the scenery is changing fast. If you keep pressing forward and moving your business to the next destination, you will open yourself to a world you never knew was possible.

Ready to take your journey to the NEXT level?

How Community Service Can Help Real Estate Professionals

How Community Service Can Help Real Estate Professionals

Real estate professionals play a unique role in the community and are in a great position to get more involved with charitable and community-based service organizations. Not only does it feel wonderful to work for a worthy cause, but it is also a great way to network with people who share a passion for the community where you live and work. Here’s how to make the most of it.

They say one of the best things you can do for yourself is to do something for someone else. That is especially true if you are a real estate professional doing a service project in your community. It feels good, it relieves stress and infuses you with positivity. As a real estate professional, you have a unique role in the community. You come in and out of the lives of so many residents. The more relationships you have, the broader your business becomes. The more your community pulls together, the stronger the community becomes. It’s a win all around. It is also good to associate your name with causes you believe in.

Network with people who share your passion for your community

Charitable projects are a great bonding experience for people who want to improve their community. Serving this cause speaks volumes about your belief in your community being a great place to live. Plus, it gives you something else to talk about other than business.

What you can do: Find creative ways to leverage your philanthropic role in the community.

Looking for your next charitable activity? In addition to volunteering for an established organization such as the local Rotary Club chapter, here are some ideas that have worked well for other real estate professionals.

1. The quality of the schools in any community is an important benefit to local families. Why not support the local schools and teachers by organizing a school supply donation drive? It’s a great way to attract people to your office.

2.  Do the furry citizens in your community have a place in your heart? Organize a donation drive for pet supplies for a local animal shelter or organize a donation drive for their medical needs.

3.  A great way to support or partner with local businesses-—organize a charitable gathering at a local restaurant with proceeds benefitting your charity of choice. Add a table of silent auction prizes donated by other local businesses. Come up with a catchy name, i.e. “Brunch for Books” supports a local library, “Happy Hour to Support Happy Kids” provides scholarships to a local Arts Camp or an After-School Program.

4. Sponsor a walk or run for a cause, such as for cancer awareness or a local children’s hospital. Be sure to include donation opportunities for people who don’t attend the race.

5. Tie into the home theme by serving on the board of a homeless shelter or a soup kitchen.

6. Tie with the moving theme by co-sponsoring a charitable garage sale or rummage sale. Sometimes these are organized by a local church or community center. You can mention it on your marketing materials and they can mention you on theirs.

7. Offer to donate a portion of your commission to your favorite local cause, whether that might be an animal shelter or a program for kids with disabilities. This is a great way to differentiate yourself and create awareness on social media. This is a successful technique for some realtors in creating buzz and helps encourage referrals.

8. Find a cause that benefits your business AND your community directly—historic preservation, walkable communities, affordable housing or sustainable economies.

What it can do for you: Supporting a deserving cause can also support your business.

While your main goal is likely to help a great cause, there are added benefits for your business to consider, too, including the following:

1. Networking with other people involved in the charitable effort helps build your sphere of influence. This is especially important for newer realtors just starting to build their customer base.

2.  Building awareness, especially on social media. Supporting a charitable cause helps your business brand and your personal brand stand for something.

3. Having the ability to support local causes reinforces your business success. People like to work with successful people.

4.  Having a philanthropic presence strengthens your community ties.

5.  More and more, younger people are involved in activism — and they are the next generation of homebuyers.

Choose the charitable option that suits you best and enjoy the good that comes of it.

For more helpful tips, visit the American Home Shield® Home Matters blog.

NextHome announces eight new office locations in October 2018

NextHome announces eight new office locations in October 2018

Pleasanton, CA — November 7, 2018 — NextHome is proud to welcome eight new franchised locations announced in the month of October 2018.

Mike and Tanya Scott opened the doors to their second office location, NextHome SoMo Life in Springfield, Missouri. With the addition of top-producing real estate team, The 417 Sisters, the Scotts knew it was the right time to expand in the area.

October also marked the launch of NextHome VIP Realty in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. An experienced recruiter, Heath Van Patten took over as the owner of NextHome Treasure Valley in Meridian in 2017. Bringing on a trusted broker gave him the opportunity to leap into a new market with a second office location.

Nathalie Ames, Ross Beede, and Eileen Turner opened not one but two NextHome franchised locations in Colorado. With offices in Mesa and Grand Junction, NextHome Grand is poised to make a significant impact on the local real estate market.

Serving the Greater Orlando Area, NextHome Central Realty in Lake Mary, Florida became the newest addition to our franchise. With a strong background in lead generation and internet marketing, Roger Michaels will take the brokerage to new heights.

Business partners Dan Pizzi, Pete O’Brien, and Mike Schmidt opened NextHome Brandywine in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. With each partner focusing on their core strengths, the dynamic brokerage is set up for success.

Continuing NextHome’s expansion in Idaho, October brought us the opening of NextHome Solid Ground in Post Falls. Broker/owner Janna McRoy brings a wealth of experience to the agents joining her brokerage. We are excited to see Janna and her team grow their presence in Post Falls, Hayden, Sandpoint, and the surrounding communities.

Finally, October ended with another strong office opening in Florida. Based in Apopka, Natalie Arrowsmith opened her brokerage, NextHome Arrowsmith Realty. Through her involvement in the Women’s Council of REALTORS® and her local association, Natalie continues to make a real impact on the Florida real estate community.

The NextHome franchise is proud to announce 81 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 Preview Properties opens in Washington

NextHome Preview Properties opens in Washington

Marty (left) and Jasmine (right) Loberg

Pleasanton, CA — November 7, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Preview Properties. The brokerage represents the sixth location opened in the state of Washington for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Mount Vernon, NextHome Preview Properties will be owned and operated by longtime real estate veterans and husband/wife team of Marty & Jasmine Loberg. Joining them on the management team will be David Huynh, Sara Fish, and John Combel. Teri Huynh will handle all financials for the company.

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, second home and vacation home purchases, and land sales for buyers and sellers for the cities of Mount Vernon, Burlington, Clear Lake, Big Lake, Whitney, Bay View, and the remainder of Skagit County.

Located one hour north of Seattle, Mount Vernon is the largest city in Skagit County, with more than 30,000 residents.

Marty has been in real estate for more than 30 years. Getting his real estate license in 1987, he came from a background of selling camping and vacation memberships. Jasmine worked in escrow and title in the local area before she attained her real estate license in 1994.

The Lobergs opened their Skagit-based real estate brokerage, Preview Properties, in 1999 after working for Preview Properties in Everett. The couple moved to Skagit County for better weather and a better quality of life.

After moving to Skagit, Marty felt renting a location for their brokerage didn’t make sense, so they purchased a building to house their company. Once they opened Preview Properties, they remodeled the location to best fit serving the agents in the area.

While starting the business on their own and growing to more than 50 agents, Marty and Jasmine are quick to credit the leadership team at Preview Properties as the big reason for the company’s growth and success. All of the leadership team are top-producing agents in addition to leaders at the company.

“David’s 28 years of experience has been invaluable for our company,” said Marty. “He’s in the office every day and is not only an office manager who helps agents on a daily basis, but also is a top-producing agent himself.”

“John steps up to help our agents with all things technology,” he said. “His steady work ethic and his commitment to growing as a leader are an example of why we trust him to be a leader here.”

“Sara has an incredible personality and is always available to help out any agent in our company,” added Marty. “Knowing how much she dedicates herself to learning, she is our primary educator for Preview Properties.”

The Lobergs were running a top-producing brokerage with hundreds of closings a year, but they felt they could be better and provide more for their agents.

“We needed a better technology platform to offer not only our agents, but for other agents in our area that we would like to join us,” said Jasmine. “After researching NextHome and seeing how our brokerage could benefit from the partnership, we knew joining the franchise would be the right move for us.”

“We are really happy about our new method of consistent branding and now having a national network of real estate brokerages to refer to,” she added.

NextHome Preview Properties recently had their Grand Opening and NextHome Chief Executive Officer, James Dwiggins, was on hand for the launch of the newest NextHome franchisee.

Please join us in congratulating Marty, Jasmine, and the rest of the team at NextHome Preview Properties on the opening of their new NextHome office in Mount Vernon, 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 Hive Properties Opens in the San Diego Area

NextHome Hive Properties Opens in the San Diego Area

Jose Frausto (left) and Nichole Quiroz (right)

Pleasanton, CA — November 1, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Hive Properties. The brokerage represents the 60th location opened in the state of California for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Chula Vista, NextHome Hive Properties will be owned by Jose Frausto and will have Nichole Quiroz serve as the Director of Operations for the brokerage. Warren Barrett will be the Broker of Record for the company.

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, vacation home purchases, and land sales for buyers and sellers for the cities of Chula Vista, La Jolla, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, North Park, South Park, Kensington, Point Loma, and the rest of the greater San Diego area.

With more than 14 years in real estate, Jose is no stranger to all phases of property development. An experienced house flipper, he started a holding company, Main Group Holdings LLC, in 2016 in order to acquire properties for rehab and resale.

After meeting Nichole in 2017, Jose found her to be a perfect fit to run the real estate division of Main Group Holdings LLC. At that time, Nichole was working for a hard money lender who was working on funding of a development project Jose was involved in.

“I was so impressed with Nichole’s attention to detail and her straightforward honesty and her ambitious nature,” said Jose. “She says what she is going to do and always delivers on her promises.”

“The opportunity to work with Jose came at a perfect time in my career,” said Nichole. “I have a background in land development for more than ten years, so expanding the real estate division of Jose’s company was something I was very interested in.”

Jose and Nichole say that the NextHome Hive Properties difference is their ability to provide several services a home buyer or home seller would want.

“NextHome Hive Properties is just one division under the Main Group Holdings LLC family of companies,” said Jose. “With companies that handle solar, plumbing, and title just to name a few, we can provide a one stop shop for all of our clients.”

Wanting to provide that edge for Nichole and the real estate division, Jose looked into franchising and found NextHome to be the right fit.

“By aligning with NextHome, we are now able to leverage a nationwide network of real estate professionals,” said Jose.

“We really love the clean and beautiful branding, the forward-focused technology, and the ability to run our local business as we see fit,” added Nichole. “We love having a real estate company where adding value is easy for us to do.”

When not selling real estate, Jose and Nichole each find family to be their real focus.

Jose and his wife, Xilma, have been married 15 years. They have two children – Isabella (age 7) and Aaron (4). Jose says his favorite activity is anything that allows him to spend time with the family. You’ll often find them enjoying most Southern California theme parks, specifically Disneyland.

Nichole and her husband, Alfonso, have also been married 15 years and the couple have two children – Dylan (age 14) and Nora (12). Nichole is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and helps people achieve optimal health through workout and nutrition. She also volunteers time and efforts in helping with breast cancer research.

Please join us in congratulating Jose, Nichole and the rest of the team at NextHome Hive Properties on the opening of their new NextHome office in Chula Vista, 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.