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NextHomies celebrated Luke Day 2021 with community service and outreach

NextHomies celebrated Luke Day 2021 with community service and outreach

An integral part of our brand identity and culture, NextHome wouldn’t be the same without our beloved mascot Luke. In honor of his birthday, we have declared June 15th our company’s annual day of community service and outreach – Luke Day. We use this day as an opportunity to step away from our business and come together to serve our local areas and the people and pets that thrive there.  

Coming off of a year that emphasized the importance of community support, Luke Day 2021 was full of amazing events organized by NextHomies across the nation. Events ranged from volunteering at food banks and supporting local animal shelters to raising donations for our national charity partner, Canine Companions

Here are just a few examples of how NextHome members rolled up their sleeves to support their neighbors, friends, and communities:

  • NextHome Unlimited in Junction City, KS organized donation boxes for the local animal shelter, supplying items in high need.
  • NextHome Preferred in Felton, DE launched a “Get Luked” fundraiser supporting Canine Companions, where neighbors had their lawns covered with Luke mascots.
  • NextHome CORE Realty in Lubbock, TX performed maintenance duties at a local children’s shelter, Texas Boys and Girls Ranch.
  • NextHome First Coast in Saint Augustine, FL delivered donations to K9s for Warriors, partnering with a local girl scout troop to escalate their impact.
  • NextHome Hometown Realty in Kahului, HI donated shoes and funds to the Wishing Well Foundation for Kids.
  • NextHome Preview Properties in Mount Vernon, WA gathered pet supplies for their local Humane Society.
  • NextHome New Horizons Equity Realty in Byesville, OH held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser and donated proceeds to The Guernsey Co. Dog Shelter and The House of Samuel.
  • NextHome Realty Consultants in North Augusta, SC supported the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare by donating supplies they needed from the community.

NextHome would like to extend a huge thank you to all NextHomies who participated in Luke Day, an event that truly shares our Humans Over Houses mindset. In addition, NextHome was able to donate nearly $2,000 toward Canine Companions thanks to the NextHomies who purchased Luke Day apparel from The Orange Appeal Store. 

Based in Pleasanton, CA, the NextHome corporate office used Luke Day as an opportunity to support the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Together, the corporate team raised over $1,200 to fund the local food bank’s ongoing hunger-relief efforts.

“Luke Day, in just its third year of celebration, has been an opportunity for NextHomies to showcase the Humans Over Houses ethos that runs deeply in all of us,” said Keith Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer of NextHome, Inc.“Being in real estate doesn’t just mean we sell houses, our underlying passion is helping our communities, and seeing the admirable events NextHome offices organized near and far echoes that.”

On behalf of Luke, thank you to the NextHomies using his orange powers for good. You already serve the people in your communities by helping them find their next home. Thank you for spending Luke Day to further drive the #HumansOverHouses movement forward!

NextHome People First Realty expands in Brooklyn, New York

NextHome People First Realty expands in Brooklyn, New York

MA Dudley

Pleasanton, CA — June 18, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the expansion of NextHome People First Realty in Brooklyn, New York. This second office builds on the success of NextHome People First Realty’s first location in Charlotte, North Carolina. The brokerage represents the 19th office location opened in New York for the NextHome franchise and the 585th NextHome office opened nationally.

The brokerage will serve clients across all five boroughs and in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, and Putnam. 

NextHome People First Realty is owned by Brooklyn native, MA Dudley. 

“We are excited to get things up and running,” Dudley said. “This is the perfect time to get mingling again and help people find the home of their dreams.”

Dudley first obtained his real estate license in 1992 in New York, but began actively buying and selling in 2014. In between those years, his passion for helping and serving people stemmed from serving in the United States Air Force before embarking on a long career in law enforcement. He has held multiple high security clearances while working for local and federal government agencies. Dudley brings his personal code of ethics, honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness to the real estate arena.

After dabbling in rehab properties, Dudley decided to try his hand at sales. 

“To my surprise, I realized that I loved sales,” Dudley said. “I loved the feeling of being able to help people find houses.”

Dudley started focusing on first-time home buyers while continuing to buy and rehab distressed properties in North Carolina. 

As his career evolved, Dudley knew that he wanted the financial flexibility of being his own boss. 

“I wanted to get real value out of the work I was putting in,” Dudley said. “So, I searched ‘real estate franchises’ online, NextHome came up, and the rest was history.”

In the fall of 2020, Dudley opened NextHome People First Realty’s Charlotte, North Carolina office. 

Dudley was thrilled to find a franchise that embraced the same people-first mindset he built his professional reputation on. 

“I really do love people,” Dudley said. “‘Humans over Houses’ is exactly my mindset. I named my brokerage People First Realty for a reason – not only will my clients know that I put people first, but my agents will also know that I truly see them as people too.”

An avid learner, Dudley can often be found in his spare time devouring educational videos. He is also a devoted father to his 17-year-old daughter, Taylor. He is a member of the Real Dads Network, an organization that exists to support fathers and strengthen families. 

Please join us in congratulating Dudley on the opening of NextHome People First Realty in Brooklyn, New York!

 

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 Luxury Realty opens in Lexington, Massachusetts

NextHome Luxury Realty opens in Lexington, Massachusetts

Sandeep Arora

Pleasanton, CA — June 17, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Luxury Realty, based in Lexington, Massachusetts. The brokerage represents the 12th office location opened in Massachusetts for the NextHome franchise and the 584th NextHome office opened nationally.

Centrally located just eight miles outside of Cambridge and 30 minutes northwest of Boston, NextHome Luxury Realty will serve clients across the eastern Massachusetts region. Areas of service include Winchester, Waltham, Woburn, Lincoln, Concord, Bedford, Medford, Malden, and Burlington. 

NextHome Luxury Realty is owned by Sandeep Arora, a real estate professional with a long history of excellence in customer service. 

Prior to real estate sales, Sandeep spent many years in the hospitality industry. He holds a master’s degree in hotel and restaurant management, from Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland which he used to develop a new standard of excellence as both a business owner and franchise trainer. 

Sandeep has a deep understanding of franchising. He has been a national trainer for a coffee company franchise as well as the owner of numerous Quiznos Sandwich franchises. 

However, Sandeep soon found that running many businesses all at once left him little time for family. In 2017, it was the right time for a career change. 

“Real estate has always excited me,” Sandeep said. “In addition to loving new construction and architecture, my skills perfectly fit in a career that thrived on providing hospitality and people-first service. The way we help clients requires a hospitality mindset, and because of those skills, I knew that I could be successful in real estate.”

Sandeep has been successful in real estate from the beginning. In his first year as an agent, he closed 13 transactions and did more than $8 million in sales. 

“It was my true care for my clients that helped build that level of business,” Sandeep said. “I really cared about making sure I was well-versed as an agent so that I could give the buyer and seller the best information. I came into each transaction fully prepared and that differentiated me from some of my competitors who didn’t take it as seriously.” 

Since obtaining his license in 2014, Sandeep has worked with both large national franchised brands and local independent brokerages. However, Sandeep knew that he could be successful on his own, and in 2021, circumstances aligned to make it the right time to open his own franchised brokerage. As Sandeep searched for the right franchise fit, NextHome stood out. 

“What stood out to me was the whole system and how much it offered,” Sandeep said. “What NextHome offers to brokers is unparalleled, the platform, training, and support. In addition to all that, I found the company leaders to be very nice and supportive. This is what you are looking for when you are starting a new venture.”

Today, Sandeep is building a brokerage of quality, committed agents who know that humans come before houses. 

“Our focus is the client, not the commission,” Sandeep said. “If you keep your attention focused on serving people the best you can, the financial success will take care of itself.” 

As NextHome Luxury Realty continues to grow, Sandeep is committed to breaking outside the industry mold. 

“NextHome Luxury Realty will grow with a small group of quality agents who are committed to their clients and offer excellent qualifications,” Sandeep said. “We emphasize quality service over the quantity of agents.”

When he isn’t building his brokerage or helping his clients, Sandeep enjoys exploring the outdoors by hiking, biking, traveling, and playing tennis with his family. He has been married to his wife Shilpi for 19 years and they are the parents of Arnav (15) and Viraaj (8).

Please join us in congratulating Sandeep on the opening of NextHome Luxury Realty in Lexington, Massachusetts!

 

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.

NextHomies ranked on The Thousand and America’s Best

NextHomies ranked on The Thousand and America’s Best

Pleasanton, CA — June 15, 2021 — RealTrends + Tom Ferry released the 16th annual The Thousand list of America’s top 1,000 real estate sales professionals and teams, and the 9th annual America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list honoring America’s finest real estate agents and teams from all across the country. 

The Thousand is an annual, national awards ranking sponsored by RealTrends—the Trusted Source—and Tom Ferry International coaching, advertised in The Wall Street Journal. Designees are recognized as the top .07% of more than 1.4 million licensed REALTORS® nationwide. 

Two NextHomies were recognized on The Thousand, Kimberly Taylor of NextHome First Class in Freeport, IL and Scott Harding of NextHome Experience in Greenville, ME..

Kimberly Taylor is no stranger to The Thousand list. This year, her 276 closed slides and $33,574,520 sales volume ranked her No. 21 on the exclusive list. Kimberly was also recognized at the 2021 NextHome Conference as the No. 1 agent in units sold of the entire franchise, and No. 5 in volume. 

Scott Harding’s closing of 141 sides and obtaining a sales volume of $19,816,150 ranked him No. 161 on The Thousand list. Earlier this year, Scott was recognized at the 2021 NextHome Conference as the No. 2 agent in units sold for the entire franchise. 

The orange excitement doesn’t stop there, numerous NextHome agents and teams were recognized on America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list consisting of the next level of achievers in sides and volume, the top 1.5% of more than 1.4 million licensed REALTORS® nationwide.

Agents by Volume

  • Kelly Myers | NextHome World Class | Mooresville, NC
  • Pete Torsiello | NextHome Community Real Estate | Las Vegas, NV
  • Shawn Carroll | NextHome Virtual | Montrose, CO
  • Teresa Elliott | NextHome Signature Real Estate | Omaha, NE
  • Kimberly Taylor | NextHome First Class | Freeport, IL
  • Ben Andrews | NextHome Willamette | Clackamas, OR
  • Terri Scheper | NextHome Specialists | Chapin, SC
  • Falisha Rexford | NextHome Community Real Estate | Las Vegas, NV
  • Brandi Erskine | NextHome Willamette | Clackamas, OR
  • Eric Leach | NextHome Mammoth Lakes | Mammoth Lakes, CA
  • Yvette Sloan |NextHome Yvette Sloan | Middletown , CA

Agents by Sides

  • Pete Torsiello | NextHome Community Real Estate | Las Vegas, NV
  • Shawn Carroll | NextHome Virtual | Montrose, CO
  • Mary Froese | NextHome Professionals | Topeka, KS
  • Kelly Myers | NextHome World Class | Mooresville, NC
  • Tanya Scott | NextHome SoMo Life | Joplin, MO
  • Lisa Caron | NextHome Experience | Bangor, ME
  • Terri Scheper | NextHome Specialists | Chapin, SC
  • Kelsi Hach | NextHome Legendary Properties | Bismarck, ND
  • Justin Nugent | NextHome Realty Experts | Bowling Green , KY
  • Dan Dull | NextHome GO30 Realty | Poland, OH
  • Rhonda Plake | NextHome Heartland Realty | Stillwater, OK
  • Ashley Fredrick | NextHome Hub City | Marshfield, WI
  • Crystal Boggs | NextHome HomeFront | Ocean Springs, MS
  • Falisha Rexford | NextHome Community Real Estate | Las Vegas, NV
  • Robin Martino | NextHome Unlimited | Junction City, KS
  • Jackie Phillips | NextHome Corridor | Williamsburg, IA
  • Chris Day | NextHome KD Premier Realty | Oxford, FL
  • Teresa Elliott | NextHome Signature Real Estate | Omaha, NE
  • Stephanie Spaeth | NextHome Hub City | Marshfield, WI
  • Jodi Willis | NextHome Realty Center | Cypress, TX
  • Rick Yost | NextHome NorthEast Realty | Windham, ME
  • Patricia Hernandez | NextHome Home Run Realty | Pocatello, ID
  • Ryan Garrison | NextHome Unlimited | Junction City, KS
  • Brian Slinkman | NextHome Partners | Wisconsin Rapids, WI
  • Ben Andrews | NextHome Willamette | Clackamas, OR
  • Ken Harshbarger | NextHome Simplicity | Long Beach, MS
  • Kathy Massey | NextHome Realty Solutions BCS | College Station, TX
  • Robyn Jones | NextHome Real Estate Place | Katy, TX
  • Miyuki Lin | NextHome Experience | Worthington, OH
  • Heidi Morgan | NextHome Unlimited | Junction City, KS
  • Darla LeJeune | NextHome Cutting Edge Realty | Lafayette, LA
  • Yvette Sloan | NextHome Yvette Sloan | Middletown, CA
  • Seth Froese | NextHome Professionals | Topeka, KS
  • Lisa Gonzalez | NextHome All American | DeBary, FL
  • Sheree Frazier | NextHome All American | DeBary, FL
  • Jennifer Jennings | NextHome Realty Solutions BCS | College Station, TX
  • Chad Cromer | NextHome GO30 Realty | Poland, OH
  • Travis Ploman | NextHome Leading Edge | Rothschild, WI
  • Britney Chaisson | NextHome Rocky Mountain Realty & Rentals | Pagosa Springs , CO
  • Missy Blacketer | NextHome Unlimited | Junction City, KS
  • Gabriel Black | NextHome Fredricksen Real Estate | Williston, ND
  • Eleonora Santana | NextHome Tropicana Realty | Killeen, TX
  • Leigh Ann Mills | NextHome Gateway Realty | Lake City, FL
  • Vicki Kollbaum | NextHome TriState Realty | Sioux City, IA
  • Nathan Weidman | NextHome Partners | Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Teams by Volume

  • The Brad Gill Team | NextHome Lifestyles | San Jose, CA
  • The Sean and Art Team | NextHome Luxe Group | Glendale, CA
  • Cherrie and Zach Team | NextHome Real Estate Rockstars | Valencia, CA
  • The Alt Group | NextHome Community Real Estate | Las Vegas, NV
  • PDX Team | NextHome Realty Connection | Portland, OR
  • NWA Pro Team | NextHome NWA Pro Realty | Bentonville , AR
  • Olerud Team | NextHome Prime Real Estate | Westby, WI
  • The Reed Pirain Group | NextHome PPM Realty | Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Raymer Team | NextHome Realty Experts | Bowling Green, KY
  • Curran Team | NextHome In The Pines | Southern Pines, NC
  • Montalvo-Rivers Team | NextHome Cedar Street Realty | Roseville, CA
  • The Sarasota Property Group | NextHome Excellence | Sarasota, FL

Teams by Sides

  • Rhombus Realty Group | NextHome Experience | Bangor, ME
  • The Ragan Team | NextHome Signature Real Estate | Omaha, NE
  • Team Dan | NextHome Discover | Presque Isle, ME
  • The Leitherer Group | NextHome Specialists | Columbia, SC
  • The Savvy Team | NextHome Local Realty Group | Conway, AR
  • NWA Pro Team | NextHome NWA Pro Realty | Bentonville, AR
  • Olerud Team | NextHome Prime Real Estate | Westby, WI
  • The Alt Group | NextHome Community Real Estate Las Vegas | NV
  • Cherrie and Zach Team | NextHome Real Estate Rockstars | Valencia, CA
  • The Reed Pirain Group | NextHome PPM Realty | Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Shumpert Group | NextHome Specialists | Lexington, SC
  • iHome Max Team | NextHome Experience | Worthington, OH
  • Curran Team | NextHome In The Pines | Southern Pines, NC
  • The Raymer Team | NextHome Realty Experts | Bowling Green, KY
  • PDX Team | NextHome Realty Connection | Portland, OR
  • Snodgrass Group | NextHome Complete Realty | Tucson, AZ
  • Experience Collective Group | NextHome Experience | Upper Arlington, OH
  • The Force Group | NextHome Force Realty Partners | Red Bank, NJ
  • Morris Team | NextHome Integrity First | Fayetteville, NC
  • The Sarasota Property Group | NextHome Excellence | Sarasota, FL

Congratulations to all NextHomies whose hard work placed them on the extinguished The Thousand and America’s Best lists! We couldn’t be more proud of your achievements and dedication to your communities. 

 

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 Zenith opens in Freehold, New Jersey

NextHome Zenith opens in Freehold, New Jersey

Michelle Anderson

Pleasanton, CA — June 11, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Zenith, based in Freehold, New Jersey. The brokerage represents the 15th office location opened in New Jersey for the NextHome franchise and the 582nd NextHome office opened nationally.

Located about 45 minutes south of New York City, NextHome Zenith is poised to provide exceptional customer service to clients across Manalapan, Marlboro, Howell, Millstone, Jackson, Freehold, southern Middlesex County and the remainder of Monmouth and Ocean counties. 

NextHome Zenith is owned by Michelle Anderson – an experienced REALTOR® with a passion for offering excellent client experiences. 

Michelle began her career in real estate in 2004, working with a small regional independent brokerage. In 2006, she joined a nationally franchised brand where she excelled for the next 14 years. 

Michelle’s appreciation for her clients helped her become a high producer whose business is entirely referral based. 

“I am a people person,” Michelle said. “When clients work with me, I want them to have a great experience and know that I am there for them every step of the way. I want them to feel that it is OK to have whatever worries they have, big or small, knowing they can ask me about anything, and I will be there to answer.”

In 2020, Michelle discovered the NextHome difference and became an agent with NextHome Force Realty Partners. 

“NextHome was a new, innovative company and I really liked the brand,” Michelle said. “I really loved the company and what it was all about.”

Michelle soon obtained her broker’s license and continued to excel in real estate sales. 

As her career continued to evolve, Michelle knew she wanted to leave a legacy for her children and grandchildren by owning and building her own business. 

Today, Michelle is making that dream come true through NextHome Zenith. Under Michelle’s leadership, the brokerage is all about helping people make the best decisions for themselves and their families. 

“We are going to hold hands through the entire transaction for each of our clients,” Michelle said. “If they need help, someone will be there to help them, even if it’s just the need to cry, laugh, or get frustrated. We have a unique ability to help our clients feel calm.”

NextHome Zenith agents are focused on customer care, providing an emphasis on quality and a great experience. 

“This is not just a transaction,” Michelle said. “It’s the biggest transaction many people will make in their life, so it is important to give our clients the attention they deserve. Moving on from that it’s really about the people that we are working with. We care and we are all in to go above and beyond their expectations. Real estate is really about the person. We care and we are going to go above and beyond their expectations.”

Michelle is a highly credentialed REALTOR® with several NAR designations. She is a graduate of The REALTOR® Institute – a designation given only after hundreds of hours of intensive education. Only four percent of REALTORS® in the U.S. hold the designation. Michelle is also a Certified Residential Specialist, Accredited Staging Professional, and is obtaining her Luxury Designation through NAR. In addition, Michelle has been coached by Buffini & Company for more than 12 years. 

Outside the office, Michelle enjoys showing her clients her appreciation through events, parties, and an annual evening at the local AAA ballpark. 

She is the mother of two children Frank and Lauren, and together with her partner Fabio, Michelle enjoys travel, golf, hiking, spending time at the beach, cooking, fine wine, and relaxing with friends. 

Please join us in congratulating Michelle on the opening of NextHome Zenith in Freehold, New Jersey!

 

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 new Massachusetts brokerage

NextHome announces new Massachusetts brokerage

Dave Matthews

Pleasanton, CA — June 10, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Soundings Realty, based in Norfolk, Massachusetts. The brokerage represents the 11th office location opened in Massachusetts for the NextHome franchise and the 581st NextHome office opened nationally.

NextHome Soundings Realty will serve clients across Millis, Medfield, Medway, Franklin, North Attleboro, and the remainder of Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex counties. NextHome Soundings Realty connects with the area’s deep nautical roots, providing a trusted source where buyers and sellers can measure the depth of their local market and get reliable guidance on how to navigate the often-choppy waters of home buying and selling. 

NextHome Soundings Realty is owned by Dave Matthews, an experienced REALTOR® who brings an exceptional leadership and mentoring background to his new brokerage. 

Dave spent many years as a CPA as well as teaching as adjunct faculty at various area colleges. After his employer went out of business, Dave took the opportunity to go into real estate. Dave started his real estate career with Century 21 Commonwealth before opening his own independent brokerage: Soundings Realty. 

Throughout his years in real estate, Dave has developed expertise in investment properties, specifically flipping homes. He has completed several successful flips himself and looks forward to sharing that expertise with clients. 

As an independent broker/owner, Dave kept his office small for several years. However, as agents began to express increased interest in working with him, Dave knew it was time to partner with the right franchise. 

“I need to give my agents all the training and tools and marketing they could need to be really successful,” Dave said. “I started thinking about building all of these systems myself as an independent, but quickly realized that NextHome already had these things down to a science. I had seen the marketing around town, and it was love at first sight.”

In addition to the back-office support that NextHome provided, Dave was impressed by the company’s culture. 

“Everyone has such a positive and excited attitude toward the industry and each other,” Dave said of NextHome’s corporate culture. “The enthusiasm is visible from everyone. When you combine that enthusiasm with the company’s technologies and marketing products, NextHome is unparalleled.”

Today, Dave is building NextHome Soundings Realty the same way he built his real estate sales business: by being consistently available and attentive to both agents and clients.   

“I am going to be actively involved with all the agents in my office,” Dave said. “For any agent who is thinking they need a change from their existing brokerage, I would want to listen to what is making an agent unhappy, then point to what this franchise can do with its toolbox to remedy that.”

Outside the office, Dave has built a legacy of serving in his community. He is a member of the Norfolk Lions Club and volunteers his time and expertise in accounting to other nonprofits. Over the past years, the Norfolk Lions Club has sponsored community clean up drives, Christmas tree sale fundraisers, and helped numerous people with home projects – or even moving boxes and furniture into a new house. 

Dave also volunteers his time with his town’s local community theater. 

Dave will be celebrating 29 years of marriage to his wife Gina in September, and he is the father of three adult children: Ian, Rachel, and Justin. 

Please join us in congratulating Dave on the opening of NextHome Soundings Realty in Norfolk, Massachusetts! 

 

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 hosts Military Relocation Professional Certification Course

NextHome hosts Military Relocation Professional Certification Course

Pleasanton, CA — June 9, 2021 — NextHome recently hosted the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification course designed for real estate professionals who want to work with current and former military service members. 

The MRP certification program educates REALTORS® on working with U.S. service members and their families and veterans to find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and to take full advantage of available benefits and support.

The training course was offered to NextHomies who attended the 2021 NextHome Virtual Conference as part of their admission ticket. Hosted by Imran Poladi, NextHome’s Vice President, the virtually MRP training course was completed by 250 NextHomies. 

“I love how many of our members made the commitment to becoming certified as a Military Relocation Professional,” said Poladi. “With over 500 locations nationwide, our NextHome agents interact and assist with military families on a regular basis. I’m excited that our company will be able to assist these families with an even higher level of understanding and care.”

NextHome’s commitment to education is one of the pillars of the franchise’s offerings. Through certification courses, webinars, podcasts, workshops, and trainings, NextHome continually provides opportunities for members to expand their knowledge to better serve their communities. 

“As always, NextHome and Imran Poladi brought it home in this meaningful and timely certification class,” said Owen Freiburger, Owner of  NextHome Pro Realty. “The MRP certification is a designation that should be the goal of every working REALTOR®. Assisting and transitioning our military personnel and their families are responsibilities that should be taken with great care and diligence. This class prepared agents to be facilitators for the very best – our many people in service to the USA!”

Those who completed the certification course are thrilled to take their new learnings and implement the new tactics into their business right away. 

“I am proud that I can be of service to those who have served and protected our country,” said Michele Bass, Owner of NextHome Premier Properties. “I feel honored to be given the opportunity to get the MRP certification so that I can truly say I am invested in being able to give back to the ones who have served and given so much of themselves to our country. Thank you to all of our veterans and active military members.”

NextHome looks forward to hosting future NAR courses, and continually supporting the  education of all NextHome members in the ever-evolving real estate industry. 

 

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 new Buffalo-area brokerage

NextHome announces new Buffalo-area brokerage

Jason Beck

Pleasanton, CA — June 3, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Brixwood, based in Batavia, New York. The brokerage represents the 17th office location opened in New York for the NextHome franchise and the 579th NextHome office opened nationally.

Conveniently located between Buffalo and Rochester, Batavia is a charming community of about 7,000 people. From this location, NextHome Brixwood will serve clients from Buffalo in the west to the Finger Lakes Region about two hours east. Under the leadership of broker/owner Jason Beck, NextHome Brixwood has eventual plans for office expansion into both Buffalo and Rochester.

“I am very proud to be a part of NextHome,” Jason said. “I’m proud of what I’ve done over the course of my career and look forward to growing with NextHome through ethical and quality customer service.”

Jason began his career in 2011 in commercial real estate. Prior to 2011, Jason was a third-generation business owner in the dairy farm equipment industry. After successfully selling that business, Jason launched Rocket Commercial Real Estate. For the next three years, his company specialized in commercial transactions before expanding into residential and property management.

In 2013, he became a broker and founded Brixwood LLC. Although he initially intended to keep that brokerage small, Jason’s client-centered philosophy attracted several agents and more business. As his business grew, Jason’s available time for the truly important things shrank.

“I felt like I was missing out on a lot of opportunities because I was running around doing all the business tasks primarily by myself,” Jason explained. “It was time to take my business up a notch. I knew that I needed to align myself with better technology, better back-end support, and a bigger presence nationally. That’s why I decided to connect with NextHome.”

Today, Jason continues to attract superb agent talent to NextHome Brixwood through NextHome’s “Humans Over Houses” approach to real estate.

“NextHome is new in our market and will catch a lot of attention,” Jason said. “The franchise offers great technology and marketing, but more than that, it’s about centering support around real humans – the agents and clients.”

As NextHome Brixwood’s office of eight professional agents continues to expand, Jason is looking for caring REALTORS® who provide quality service and prioritize a great client experience over pure transaction count.

“A NextHome Brixwood agent takes their time with clients and is dedicated to building long-term relationships with the people they help,” Jason said. “It is the long game that is important to us here.”

When he isn’t in the office, Jason loves to spend time with his family. He has been married to his wife, Susan, for almost 20 years and they are the parents of three kids, Justice (26), Owen (21), and Gavin (16).

Please join us in congratulating Jason on the opening of NextHome Brixwood in Batavia, New York!

 

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 franchise brokers and teams graduate from rigorous MBA-style leadership program

NextHome franchise brokers and teams graduate from rigorous MBA-style leadership program

Pleasanton, CA — June 2, 2021 — T3 Fellows, the executive leadership program for real estate entrepreneurs passionate about dramatically growing their business, announced the graduates of another NextHome T3 Fellows graduating class. The MBA-like program from T3 Sixty delivers a year-long curriculum focused exclusively on business-specific solutions for the residential real estate brokerage industry and is delivered through an extensive one-on-one mentoring schedule, in-person mastermind workshops, and monthly web conferences.

The NextHome franchise business owners who have successfully completed the rigorous 12-month program and will be graduating in the spring 2021 class are as follows:

Left to right: Alex Krumm (NextHome Excellence | Sarasota, FL), Dave Faxel (NextHome Select Realty | New Lenox, IL), Garrick Olerud (NextHome Prime Real Estate | Westby, WI)
Left to right: Steven Burch (NextHome Unlimited | Junction City, KS), Stevie Krumm (NextHome Excellence | Sarasota, FL), Tom Smolinski (NextHome Champions | Holland, MI)

The T3 Fellows curriculum covers all vital aspects of building and expanding a real estate brokerage and agent team business. It targets growing brokerage and agent revenue by recruiting the agents that best match each organization, improving profitability by increasing agent sales, creating powerful branding and marketing programs, and leveraging lead generation and conversion for more sales.

“It has been an incredible pleasure for me to work with these outstanding NextHome franchise owners and entrepreneurs,” said Dean Cottrill, senior vice president at T3 Sixty and program director of the T3 Fellows program. “What a wonderful group of highly professional, growth-minded business leaders.”

“The T3 Fellows program has a track record that speaks for itself,” said Imran Poladi, NextHome vice president. “Each and every one of the brokers who made the commitment to this program has seen a positive increase in their business, in both production and agent morale. Anyone who makes the choice to participate in the T3 Fellows program is bound to succeed in a huge way.” 

In the increasingly complex and quickly shifting residential real estate industry, these NextHome T3 Fellows graduates are now ready to lead and grow their businesses more strategically. 

For more information on the program, visit t3fellows.com/nexthome.

About T3 Fellows

The T3 Fellows program helps the leaders of brokerages and teams grow successful real estate organizations through a detailed, thorough curriculum, one-on-one consulting, in-person retreats and mentor support. The program provides a proven framework for success, supported by smart, accomplished cohorts and an experienced group of guides and mentors. To learn more about the program or apply, visit t3fellows.com.

About T3 Sixty

T3 Sixty is a trusted advisor and management consultancy in the residential real estate brokerage industry. T3 Sixty also provides extensive data services and research to affect intelligent change and growth. For more, visit t360.com.

 

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 new Orlando-area brokerage

NextHome announces new Orlando-area brokerage

Yari Villarrubia

Pleasanton, CA — June 2, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Family 1st Realty, based in Kissimmee, Florida. The brokerage represents the 85th office location opened in Florida for the NextHome franchise and the 578th NextHome office opened nationally.

Located just south of Orlando, NextHome Family 1st Realty will serve clients throughout St. Cloud, Celebration, Poinciana, South Orlando, Lake Nona, Winter Gardens, and the remainder of Osceola and Orange counties.

The brokerage is owned by Yari Villarrubia, who brings broad real estate industry experience to her new venture.

Before becoming a licensed sales agent, Yari operated a property preservation business, working with National Property Preservation Companies as a vendor. Throughout her time in that industry, she worked closely with several REO brokers who encouraged her to get her real estate license.

In 2013, Yari obtained her sales license and joined a local boutique brokerage. Throughout the years, Yari’s sales expertise grew as she worked with various small independent brokerages.

In 2017, she joined Offerpad, an iBuyer that purchases homes for cash in an effort to streamline and expedite the selling process. While there, Yari held various roles within the company. Yari gained experience as a listing consultant, Acquisition project manager, home marketing consultant, as well as working the new construction area as a Homebuilder Partnership Manager for Florida.

As the world evolved in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, family dynamics prompted Yari to reassess her professional and family legacy. She knew it would soon be the right time to build her own brokerage.

Yari initially heard about NextHome through another agent.

“She was so enthusiastic about the company,” Yari recalled. “That level of excitement and praise coming from an agent was so unique, I knew I needed to look into NextHome. Once I started doing the research, I fell in love with the brand, and everyone from the corporate leadership to the agent was so friendly!”

Yari soon discovered why everyone at NextHome loved their company.

“NextHome actually practices what it preaches, which is Humans Over Houses,” Yari said. “There is a lot that has been lost in this industry, but this brand is defined by the consumer experience. Hands down, it was the Humans Over Houses approach that helped me know that NextHome was the perfect franchise fit.”

Today, Yari is leading NextHome Family 1st Realty into the future with that consumer-centric approach.

“We aren’t afraid to think outside the box to give the client exactly what they need,” Yari said. “Our clients can expect their experience to be personalized to their needs and their family – we put your family first. This means providing all the resources you might need under one roof.”

When she isn’t helping other families, Yari enjoys spending time with her husband, Tony, and their five daughters: Genesis (13), Angelique (11), Julianis (9), and twins Sofia and Sarah (4).

The family enjoys time at the oceanside and great conversation as they explore new restaurants together.

Please join us in congratulating Yari on the opening of NextHome Family 1st Realty in Kissimmee, Florida!

 

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.