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NextHome Ranked One of California’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

NextHome Ranked One of California’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Pleasanton, CA — March 17, 2021 — Inc. magazine today revealed that NextHome is No. 210 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: California list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing California-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the California economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. 

NextHome receives this ranking with a two-year revenue growth of 66%. The California-born franchise is located in Pleasanton. 

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in California. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 535% and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 40,000 people and added nearly $7 billion to the California economy. Companies based in major metro areas—Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and San Diego—brought in the highest revenue overall.

“This list proves the power of companies in California no matter the industry,” said Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: California, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at

“Being recognized by the Inc. 5000 franchise as one of California’s Fastest-Growing Companies is a great attribution to the NextHome offices across the country in the 48 states our brand is represented in,” said James Dwiggins, Chief Executive Officer of NextHome, Inc. “With the state of California being a powerhouse in innovative companies changing the landscape of various industries, we’re proud to help lead the real estate vertical with a passion for putting humans over houses.” 


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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome Awarded on the Forbes America’s Best Startup Employers

NextHome Awarded on the Forbes America’s Best Startup Employers

Pleasanton, CA — March 10, 2021 — NextHome has been awarded on the Forbes list of America’s Best Startup Employers 2021. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on March 9th, 2021, and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website.

America’s Best Startup Employers were selected based on an innovative methodology evaluating employer excellence in three ways:

  • Employee Satisfaction: extensive research was conducted on Average Length of Employment and Online Employer Reviews.
  • Employer Reputation: company-specific information was algorithmically extracted from social media channels such as news sites, micro-blogs, blogs, and social networks.
  • Company Growth: comprehensive evaluations of Website Traffic, Headcount Growth Rates, and Industry-Referenced Job Openings.

To be considered for the ranking, employers need to have a headquarters in the US and founded between 2011 and 2018. The final list recognizes the top 500 companies based on over 7 million data points.

Based on the results of the study, NextHome is ecstatic to be recognized at No. 429 on the Forbes list of America’s Best Startup Employers 2021.

“Being recognized by Forbes and their work with Statistica Inc. on America’s Best Startup Employers list is an incredible achievement,” said James Dwiggins, Chief Strategy Officer of NextHome, Inc. “We started NextHome with a mission to enrich lives by helping people find their next home. Along with that, we want to enrich the lives of the team we work with every day. We couldn’t be more thankful for the hard work they put in every day for our members and the communities they serve.” 


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


Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome Ranked the No. 1 Franchise in the Country

NextHome Ranked the No. 1 Franchise in the Country

Pleasanton, CA — February 11, 2021 — NextHome was recently named No. 1 on Franchise Business Review’s list of the Top Franchises for 2021. This is the 16th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners. 

NextHome, Inc. is an independently owned national franchisor with a focus on changing the way consumers work with local agents and shop for real estate online. The NextHome franchise, founded in 2014, has 480+ offices and 4,400+ members across 48 states. The company closes over 29,000 transactions annually worth over $8.2B in volume.

Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of the top 200 franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises

NextHome was among over 300 franchise brands, representing more than 28,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. NextHome’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training and support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity. 

“There are thousands of successful franchise companies operating in North America, but many of those companies do not offer a solid investment opportunity for the actual franchise owners,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “As an independent research firm, we rate the franchise companies in the marketplace today and identify those that have the highest levels of satisfaction and performance among their franchisees in order to educate potential buyers and help them choose which franchise to invest in. This year’s Franchisee Satisfaction Award winners truly are the best-of-the-best.”

NextHome’s 2021 No. 1 overall ranking follows receiving the No. 3 overall ranking and No. 1 ranking in the real estate category in 2020. 

“Being ranked the No. 1 franchise overall by Franchise Business Review is an incredible achievement, and it’s all thanks to our members and amazing corporate staff,” said James Dwiggins, Chief Executive Officer of NextHome, Inc. “Without their hard work and passion for making a difference in the real estate industry, NextHome wouldn’t be where it is today. Our Humans Over Houses philosophy is fostered in every decision we make as a franchise. Receiving this award confirms we are leading in the right direction for our members and is the reason we love what we do every day.”


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


Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome’s Leadership Team Recognized as RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers

NextHome’s Leadership Team Recognized as RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers

Pleasanton, CA — February 5, 2021 — NextHome is thrilled to announce that their entire leadership team has been selected as RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers — a dynamic group of key influencers making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.

RISMedia, the leader in U.S. real estate news and information services, announced its nearly 300, 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers on Feb. 1, in both an online directory on and in the February issue of its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine. 

RISMedia’s 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers were nominated in 2020 by RISMedia readers and editors and are showcased in the following categories: Influencers, Trailblazers, Futurists, Achievers, Crusaders, Inspirations, Luminaries, and Trendsetters. NextHome’s entire senior management team has been recognized in five of the different categories. 

Chief Executive Officer James Dwiggins was named a Trailblazer, a category described as “The Agents of Change.” James leads the innovative and forward-focused vision of the franchise. With a passion for understanding the areas where the industry is lacking, and a dedication to closing those gaps, he has elevated the luxury real estate experience that NextHome offers.

Chief Operating Officer Tei Baishiki was named a Trendsetter, a category for “The Creative Thinkers.” In his position, Tei plays a large role in interacting with each and every department in the company. Because of his commitment to a high standard of thoroughly vetting and testing their products and services, there is an over 70 percent adoption rate of the NextHome toolkit by members — staggeringly high above other franchises in the industry. 

Vice President of Sales Charis Moreno was named a Futurist, dubbed as “The Forward Thinkers.” Her role focuses on growing the brand across the United States, and eventually internationally. In 2020, under Moreno’s leadership, NextHome opened its 500th office and added more new franchises during the COVID-19 pandemic than it did during the same period in 2019. 

Vice President Imran Poladi was named as an Inspiration, known as “The Big-Hearted and Brave.” Imran oversees all training and business development for the company’s more than 500 franchised offices nationwide. He has educated thousands of agents and brokers across the globe, sharing his experiences to inspire business success. 

Chief Strategy Officer Keith Robinson was named an Influencer, a group for “The Thought Leaders.” Keith is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of key strategic business relationships, further adding to the growth of the company’s national expansion. 

“Every year, we’re amazed by the incredible ingenuity and success of members in the real estate community, ranging from the glass ceilings being shattered by industry leaders, to the creativity and innovation being implemented at a record pace, and all the way to the wonderful charitable work being accomplished across the nation,” said John Featherston, CEO, president and publisher of RISMedia. “This year, more than ever, we are proud to recognize the hard work, dedication and determination of real estate’s finest professionals — the 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers — who went above and beyond in 2020 even amid a turbulent time for the industry, and the world, facing the challenges head-on and without fear. Help us in celebrating their hard-earned recognition.”

RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers were chosen based on nominations received through an online nomination process on, and by nominations from RISMedia’s in-house editorial team and other industry sources. Nominations for RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers are collected on an ongoing basis throughout the course of the year. 

NextHome would like to thank the entire NextHome membership for their ongoing support, and dedication to making a difference in the real estate industry and in the lives of those in their local communities. 


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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome Hometown Realty Group opens in Maui

NextHome Hometown Realty Group opens in Maui

Pleasanton, CA — January 29, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Hometown Realty Group, based in Kahului, Hawaii. The brokerage represents the seventh office location opened in Hawaii for the NextHome franchise and the 543rd NextHome office opened nationally.

The brokerage will serve clients across the island of Maui, specifically in Wailea, Kihei, North Shore, Central Maui and the upcountry areas. Under the leadership of owners Joe and Jodi Hogin, NextHome Hometown Realty Group will focus on providing community-centered service. 

“As business owners and also being born and raised on Maui, we are excited for the opportunity to give back to our community and help the people of our island achieve their goal in home ownership,” Joe said. 

Both Joe and Jodi have been selling real estate in Hawaii since 1999 and Joe is a second-generation REALTOR®. 

Throughout the years, they have achieved remarkable sales numbers while working together as a team. Since 2009, Joe and Jodi have consistently been high-producing agents. In 2012, they were recognized in the top 100 highest-producing REALTORS® in the state – amongst more than 8,000 agents. 

“We have always been one of the top agents on the island,” Joe said. 

With that drive and expertise, Joe then became a Broker in Charge at a Maui NextHome office. Six years later, he had the opportunity to own his own NextHome brokerage. 

“I wanted to continue with NextHome because of the way they take care of everybody,” Joe said.

Today, Joe and Jodi are building their own brokerage on NextHome’s foundation of friendship and client-centered service.

“I love that when agents join us, they can step into an entirely new company and yet feel like they have been with us forever,” Joe said. 

That sense of belonging permeates the culture of NextHome Hometown Realty Group. 

“A lot of the agents we have hired, their families have been here for generations,” Joe said. 

With all of that institutional knowledge, and NextHome’s industry-leading tools, NextHome Hometown Realty Group will offer clients a real estate experience unlike any other.  

“It’s not just a transaction in our mind,” Joe said. “Our clients become our friends and family. After closing, they are still part of our lives. It’s never been about the money. These friendships are worth more.”

Joe and Jodi are the parents of three grown children, and the grandparents of three, with another grandchild on the way. 

Please join us in congratulating Joe and Jodi on the opening of NextHome Hometown Realty Group in Kahului, Hawaii!


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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome Ranked a Top Franchise on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®

NextHome Ranked a Top Franchise on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®

Pleasanton, CA — January 21, 2021 — NextHome recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever. 

Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranks NextHome as No. 79 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. This standing follows NextHome’s No. 95 ranking in 2020, showcasing the company’s continued growth year after year. 

“2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but it was also a year of unusual opportunity,” said Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur editor-in-chief. “Franchises were able to be nimble and innovative, serving the needs of franchisees and customers in ways that will resonate for many years to come. We believe that, when we eventually look back on this time, we’ll see it as a moment when many brands defined themselves for the future.”

In Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s 42-year-old ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The key factors that go into the evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.   

Over its 42 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. NextHome’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity. 

“The NextHome franchise was built on the pillars of consumer-focused branding, technology, and marketing, and while those values are still with us today, and what has helped grow the franchise, recognitions like the Franchise 500®  can be directly tied to our people,” said James Dwiggins, Chief Executive Officer of NextHome, Inc. “Without the NextHomies across the country choosing our franchise because they too want to make a difference in the industry, and in the lives of their communities, NextHome wouldn’t be where it is today.”

To view NextHome in the full ranking, visit Results can also be seen in the January/February 2021 issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands January 26th. 


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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome CEO Climbs Annual SP 200

NextHome CEO Climbs Annual SP 200

Pleasanton, CA — January 15, 2021 — T3 Sixty, the residential real estate industry’s leading management consulting and research firm, released its annual list of real estate’s most powerful and influential leaders and executives. The SP 200, now in its eighth year, ranks the leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs from all sectors of the residential real estate industry based on three months of intensive research, debate, and over 400 hours of analysis.

James Dwiggins, Chief Executive Officer of NextHome Inc., lands on the prominent list for the fifth year in a row as he continues to make his way up the ladder alongside industry leaders. James, who co-founded NextHome, Inc. alongside Chief Operations Officer Tei Baishiki in 2014, was ranked at No. 158 in 2017, No. 105 in 2018, No. 72 in 2019, and No. 54 in 2020. This year, James was ranked No. 48.

The steady climb up the SP 200 list is a great representation of the continued success of NextHome. Under the leadership of James and his colleagues, the franchise has opened over 500+ offices consisting of 4,300+ members across 47 states. The past year also included the launch of the Casan Collection, NextHome’s luxury line. 

“Being able to represent the NextHome brand year after year on the SP 200 speaks much more to our people than it does of me, while I am, of course, flattered,” said James. “The success of our organization is directly tied to the hard-working corporate team I have the privilege of working with every day, and the NextHomies across the nation who continually embody our mission to help people find their next home, even through the difficult hand 2020 dealt.” 

NextHome’s “Humans Over Houses” philosophy has connected with many, even more so over the past year. While James is a forward-thinker, having been named a Futurist by RISMedia, with a deep understanding of technology, he is passionate about the human experience in real estate. As the franchise grows and introduces new tools and technologies, NextHome’s core values will always remain the same. 

“Many executives work hard every day to manage their companies,” said T3 Sixty Chairman and CEO Stefan Swanepoel. “The ones included in the annual SP 200 this year are the leaders that stood out during 2020 as the most influential and impactful in the industry. While we honor them with their inclusion on the SP 200 for 2021, we also acknowledge the tens of thousands of other leaders that also stood up and made a difference when the industry needed them. We salute you all.”

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all NextHome members across the country for making recognitions like this possible. Our company leaders are making a difference in the real estate industry thanks to your ongoing support.


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


Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome announces new Bay Area brokerage

NextHome announces new Bay Area brokerage

Pleasanton, CA — October 22, 2020 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Landcastle Luxury, based in Danville, California. The brokerage represents the 80th office location opened in California for the NextHome franchise and the 519th NextHome office opened nationally.

The brokerage will serve a wide range of residential clients across the East Bay, including those in Danville, Walnut Creek, Alamo, and San Ramon. 

NextHome Landcastle Luxury is owned by Jim Brennan – a veteran of the real estate industry with a broad range of experience in land development, investment properties, and subdivision sales. 

Jim became a broker in 2000, but he has been an avid investor since the 1980s. The Butler University (Indianapolis) graduate began his professional life as a pharmacist who became well versed in sales and technology. Jim sold computers to pharmacies throughout the Midwest before moving to northern California. 

After moving to the Bay Area, Jim decided his true passion was for real estate. He transformed his deep experience in property investing into a career in land sales, becoming a broker and partner with his father-in-law to form Landcastle Real Estate. At first, they focused on representing developers who were creating master planned communities. Jim was involved in the genesis and the sale of lots in many well-known communities in northern California, including Mountain House and the stunning 5,000-acre River Islands Master Plan in Lathrop, California. 

“Helping builders find lots to build family homes was the feel-good part of the business,” Jim said. “I loved the fulfillment that came from my work and watching the communities come to life.”

As homes continued to rise, and Jim’s portfolio of success continued to grow, he knew that franchising was the right direction to steer his career. However, he never seemed to find just the right fit. 

“I’ve been thinking about franchising for the past 10 years,” Jim said. “I spent a lot of time trying to find the right franchise.”

Jim eventually discovered NextHome through a friend. 

“We became very close after building two spec homes together,” Jim said speaking of his friend. “We were looking for opportunities and he said, ‘here, what do you think of this?’ NextHome was exactly what I had been trying to find for the past 10 years. The more research I did, the better I liked it.”

Jim was initially drawn to NextHome CEO James Dwiggins’ vision for the company. 

“It was wonderful knowing that there was someone in charge who had the same kinds of values that I wanted to promote in my own business,” Jim said. 

In addition, NextHome’s suite of industry-leading technology was just what Jim needed to help his talented agents achieve their best. 

“The back office is always a struggle for small independents,” Jim said. “NextHome gives me a framework that takes care of the small things so that I can focus on the important things, our agents and clients.”

 With his foundation in sales, Jim was impressed by NextHome’s creative marketing. 

“The dog mascot is absolutely genius,” Jim said of NextHome’s mascot Luke. “Who doesn’t love dogs?”

Today, Jim is leading a brokerage of outstanding talent as he helps East Bay buyers and sellers enjoy a seamless experience. 

“That is our agent’s goal, to make each transaction as easy for buyers and sellers as it can be,” Jim said. “That is their job and that is where we excel.”

This year, Jim celebrated 30 years of marriage to his wife Colleen, although he is quick to point out that they have been together for 36 years. Jim and Colleen are the proud parents of Sean (27) and Kelly (24). Sean is a medical student at Loma Linda University. Kelly, an accomplished artist, is pursuing a degree in graphic arts at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz. 

Jim and Colleen love to travel together and are both joyful musicians. Although playing many venues in the past, their classic rock cover band has delighted fans at school fundraisers, parties and meetings across the Bay Area in recent years. 

Please join us in congratulating Jim on the opening of NextHome Landcastle Luxury in Danville, California!


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


Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

The Importance of Storytelling in Real Estate

The Importance of Storytelling in Real Estate

Pleasanton, CA — October 1st, 2020 — It’s easy to say marketing in real estate has changed drastically over the years. What was once an ad in a newspaper has shifted to the virtual world we’re living in today. It’s crucial that real estate professionals are up to date on the latest trends, and at NextHome, we strive to add advanced marketing tools accessible to our proprietary platform as an included benefit for all members. Our most recent partnership with Studeo is the first of its kind at a national level, and we can’t wait for the entire NextHome franchise network to take advantage of the world’s leading interactive storytelling platform for real estate. 

Storytelling itself has drastically changed from word-of-mouth to the written word, and now visually on virtual platforms. As the majority of consumers have shifted from looking for homes online versus in-person, presenting them with a compelling narrative of their potential next home is imperative for them to visualize their life there. A house is more than statistics like square feet, bedroom and bathroom count. It’s a home where we make memories and tell stories. Every home is a story in itself.  

Enter, Studeo. 

The platform puts together high-quality photography, detailed floor plans, well-staged listings, 3D walkthroughs, and video – plus auditory enhancements – to tell the story of the home, invoking all the emotions associated with the milestone of buying a house.

By partnering with Studeo, our system will be creating storybooks for each NextHome listing that meets the criteria – automatically. Adding this impressive marketing tool to an agent’s toolbox not only makes a listing stand out to buyers, it also further promotes the professional’s value proposition to sellers. Brokers will also find the included tool a powerful recruiting and retention item.

“At NextHome, we are continually analyzing the tools and services we provide as a member benefit, along with scouting out the latest and greatest that could be added,” said Keith Robinson, NextHome’s Chief Strategy Officer. “We are not a ‘set it and forget it’ franchise and tools like Studeo allow NextHome agents to provide the next-level service. In an industry where so much is won or lost on first impressions, Studeo makes yours a story worth listening to.”

“We’ve found an incredible partner with the NextHome team,” said Studeo CEO Rebecca Rose. “They are extremely forward-thinking and immediately grasped the power and strategic value of interactive storytelling for their brand. We’re very excited to launch our new direct-from-MLS automated storybook engine at scale, for all their listings within all their markets. With online appeal being the new curb appeal, this partnership together with our complete suite of storytelling tools is going to set a new bar for the digital experience brokerages and agents can create for their end customers.”

When members opt-in for this service, our proprietary system will take care of the rest, pulling property photos and descriptions, adding cinemagraphs and carousels, and creating a powerful digital presentation to share across all platforms. NextHome agents will stand out from the competition with this fully automated and integrated marketing tool that is not used by every other brokerage on the block. 

The full version of the product can integrate Matterport 3D home tours, custom videos, and animations into a holistic experience that helps tell the story of the home with passion, comfort, and warmth.

With real estate relying heavily on visual content that is presented in an enhanced and distinguished way, using Studeo speaks to the professionalism NextHome agents bring to the table. Not only does the product produce beautiful stories, but the integration NextHome agents receive also frees up their time to focus on the core of their profession – building relationships with the people looking to buy or sell their next home. 

Storytelling is pivotal in real estate, learn how to write, tell, and show yours with Studeo via NextHome. 

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome Named a Top Growth Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

NextHome Named a Top Growth Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

Pleasanton, CA — September 15, 2020 — NextHome was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s first Top Growth Franchises list. This list recognizes the 150 companies with the greatest positive franchise unit growth in North America over a three year period, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking. Thanks to its exceptional growth, NextHome was ranked No. 30.

“By maintaining steady, sustained growth over several years, these franchises have demonstrated that they have the systems in place to support their franchisees and help them become successful,” said Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur’s editor-in-chief. “Now as these and other companies around the country face unprecedented challenges, they may see their growth slow, but that record of success could prove more important than ever.”

The ranking follows a year of milestones for the six-year-old franchise. Although 2020 has been a year of uncertainty, NextHome’s growth has persevered as they reached 500 offices with 4,000 members across the country. 

“Our growth stems from our people. Better put, the right people,” said Charis Moreno, Vice President of Sales at NextHome, Inc. “The most empowering word in our language is the word ‘no’ and I use this word often when I discuss franchising opportunities with prospective brokers and agents. While metrics are important in some conversations, I don’t find them important when it comes to the overall success of NextHome. At the end of the day, you can have the best marketing, technology, and integrated systems and tools, but if you don’t have the right people the rest doesn’t even matter.”

To determine the 2020 Top Growth Franchises ranking, Entrepreneur looked at each company’s U.S. and Canadian franchise numbers over a three-year period (from July 2016 to July 2019; given the rapid changes, COVID-19 impacts weren’t taken into account). In order to qualify, companies had to have positive growth of at least five units each year. They were ranked based on a formula that considers their total positive U.S. and Canadian franchise growth over the three years as well as factors that negatively affect growth, such as terminations, nonrenewals, and other closures. 

To view NextHome in the full ranking, visit Results can also be seen in the September 2020 issue of Entrepreneur.

Are you NEXT?


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


Each office is an independently owned and operated business.