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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 Specialists Continues Regional Expansion

NextHome Specialists Continues Regional Expansion

Thomas Shumpert

Pleasanton, CA — September 11, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Specialists – Mount Pleasant Branch. The brokerage represents the eighth office location opened in the state of South Carolina for the NextHome franchise.

The brokerage will be led by owner/operator and broker of record Thomas Shumpert. He will be joined on the leadership team by REALTOR® Market Manager, Kendall Koste. This will be Thomas’ fourth office opening in the past two years. Other NextHome Specialists offices are located in Columbia, Chapin, and Lexington.

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.

The Mount Pleasant brokerage will provide residential real estate services to the areas of Mount Pleasant, Summerville, James Island, Johns Island, and the remainder of the Greater Charleston Area.

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.

With the increase in business referrals to the Mount Pleasant area, Thomas felt it was the right time to expand with a new location.

“I’m thrilled to be in business with someone like Kendall,” said Thomas. “As a top producer in the Charleston market, and coming from one of the largest brokerages in the area, having Kendall on our team has me confident our NextHome Specialists office will be very successful, very soon.”

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

Please join us in congratulating Thomas, Kendall and the team at NextHome Specialists on their fourth 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 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 Featured in Forbes

NextHome Featured in Forbes

We’re ending the week with a bang over here at NextHome as our very own Chief Strategy Officer, Keith Robinson, was featured in Forbes’ ‘Seven Signs Your Local Real Estate Marketing Is Starting To Heat Up.’ The story touches on how vital it is to understand what a real estate market is trending toward, as it better positions both buyers and sellers for negotiations.

In the article, Keith speaks on the importance of inventory size when evaluating the market, while others address overpriced properties, development pace and days on market.

In case you missed it, check out Keith’s quote below:

Inventory Size

“Inventory is the strongest local indicator, in my opinion. That, crunched against the number of properties going pending each week, will give you a clear idea if the supply side of the equation is headed down or up. And that is massively correlative to the market direction. Secondarily, I also look at local job creation numbers. That is the demand side of the equation and can also impact the market.”

At NextHome, we’re all about real estate made modern. Interested in learning more about how we’re heating up the real estate market and leaving a lasting impact on the industry and our communities? Visit our homepage or contact us here!

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.

 

10 Reasons to Rekey Your Home

10 Reasons to Rekey Your Home

Whether you’re a new homeowner or have lived in your house for a while, your keys represent ownership of the property as well as security for your loved ones and your possessions. Being handed the keys to a new home is a big moment that signals the completion of your real estate transaction. Putting those keys into the lock and turning the knob for the first time as the owner is a great feeling. Or, at least it should be.

For many new and current homeowners, however, keys may be a source of unease, either because of valid reasons to rekey their home or questions about whether they should.

You might consider rekeying your home if:

  1. You’ve just purchased your home or are a current homeowner and aren’t sure how many key copies may be floating around (or who has them)
  2. You’ve lost track of how many key copies have been made and who’s in possession of them
  3. You’ve been the victim of a crime and had personal belongings taken, such as keys, your identification, your purse or wallet
  4. You’ve misplaced or lost your keys, wallet, purse, or backpack
  5. You’ve had a relationship status change
  6. A family member or friend has lost their copy of your key
  7. You’ve changed roommates or home service providers (such as a house keeper, babysitter, dog walker, etc.) who had a key copy or access to your keys
  8. You need or want to have identical keys that work for multiple keyholes
  9. You want to make sure that your home does not have a universal lock or keyhole that can be opened with a master key
  10. You’d like for a contractor to examine the lock cylinder for damage or wear during the rekey process

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

NextHome Bayside Realty opens in Florida

NextHome Bayside Realty opens in Florida

Tom Miesen
Tom Miesen

Pleasanton, CA — August 21, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Bayside Realty. The brokerage represents the 45th office location opened in the state of Florida for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be owned and operated by real estate broker Tom Miesen and his wife, Lynette. Tom will be the broker of record and in charge of all day-to-day operations. They will be joined on the leadership team by business partners Ann Marie Kurz and Terry Adkins.

Based in Freeport, NextHome Bayside 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 Freeport, Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, and the surrounding areas of Walton and Okaloosa Counties.

Freeport is located in the “panhandle” section of the state of Florida and is approximately two hours west of Tallahassee.

Licensed since 1979, Tom has been a longtime top-producing REALTOR® in Northwest Florida. Since 2005, he has been selling an average of $8 million annually. He had ownership in a local nationally franchised office for nearly 12 years before connecting with another group of high-producing and talented REALTORS®.

“I connected with Dana and Eric Topel who are based out of Niceville, Florida,” said Tom. “Eric was exploring a new franchise at the same time I was looking for a new way of doing business. I wanted a change in the culture and wanted a franchise that would bring a lot of value to our agents.”

“I love leading others and want to make sure any brokerage I’m affiliated with have productive and competent agents,” he added. “I was fortunate to connect with the Topels and we launched our NextHome brokerage in 2016.”

After two years under the NextHome system, Tom saw the benefits of what NextHome could do for agents and brokers alike. In Spring 2018, Tom and Lynette felt it was the right time to go out on their own.

“NextHome Bayside Realty is one of the only nationally franchised brokerages in the city of Freeport,” said Tom. “It’s the tools and systems we will be able to offer our clients that is a big differentiator than some of our competitors.”

Tom gives back to the real estate community as well. He is serving his second year as a Director for Florida REALTORS®. He also is the 2018 Treasurer for the Emerald Coast Association of REALTORS® (ECAR). Tom is currently running for the 2019 Vice President for ECAR.

Tom and Lynette have been married for 40 years and have four children and three grandchildren. They love to travel and recently took a trip to New Mexico earlier this year.

Please join us in congratulating Tom, Lynette, Ann, Terry, and the rest of the team at NextHome Bayside Realty on the opening of their new NextHome office in Freeport, FL!

 

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

 

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.