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NextHome Solid Ground Opens Brokerage in Idaho

NextHome Solid Ground Opens Brokerage in Idaho

Janna McRoy

Pleasanton, CA — October 23, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Solid Ground. The brokerage represents the sixth location opened in the state of Idaho for the NextHome franchise.

NextHome Solid Ground will be owned and operated by designated broker and top-producing REALTOR® Janna McRoy. With over 18 years in the real estate industry, Janna will bring a wealth of experience and guidance to agents at the brokerage.

NextHome Solid Ground will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, and land sales for buyers, sellers, and builders in the cities of Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Rathdrum, Hayden, Sandpoint, and the remainder of Kootenai County. The brokerage will also specialize in relocation services for out-of-area buyers and sellers.

Janna started her real estate career in 2001 on the mortgage lending side. As a senior loan officer and manager for a national mortgage company, not only was she one of the top loan officers for her company, but Janna was also responsible for hiring and training new loan officers who joined the company.

In 2005, Janna made the switch to the real estate sales side. Her business continued to thrive, and she helped many families through the difficult change of the market and economic downturn.

Selling as many as 52 transactions in a single year, and with demand increasing, she made the conscious decision to shift her focus to providing more quality service to a select number of clients instead of taking on many different clients.

“When my business was growing, I decided to restructure and grow my team in order to provide first-class service to the community I serve,” said Janna. “By doing that, not only were my clients happier, but I was a better agent in representing them.”

In 2015, Janna opened her own brokerage – Solid Ground Real Estate. It was important to tailor her business specifically for her clients using high- level marketing and technology, with a foundation of integrity and personalized service. By owning a brokerage committed to those standards, clients could count on a great experience.

After three very successful years as owner/operator of Solid Ground Real Estate, Janna wanted to add another dimension to her company.

“It was a tough decision for me to franchise but having the NextHome support team to assist in the branding and technology integration was key in choosing NextHome,” said Janna. “There was no need to duplicate efforts. It was very easy aligning with a company who had the same beliefs as I did.”

“Aligning with NextHome allows our agents to have the competitive edge and a level of marketing and technology not normally seen in our area,” she added. “Sellers will have confidence that their home will be marketed aggressively and with the highest quality. My clients will have access to the best tools in the industry.”

Janna says NextHome Solid Ground will be a community-based company with a family-oriented feel. The company’s agents will work together to create a year-round brokerage committed to helping the community not only with real estate needs, but charitable events as well.

When not selling real estate, Janna and her husband, Eric, spend time with their 11-year-old son, Ryan. The family enjoys camping, spending time outdoors and taking in all that Northern Idaho has to offer.

Please join us in congratulating Janna and the rest of the team at NextHome Solid Ground on the opening of their new NextHome office in Post Falls, ID!

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.

The AHS Top 10: Best “Smart Home” Voice-Control Devices

The AHS Top 10: Best “Smart Home” Voice-Control Devices

Wondering what the thermostat is set on, but you really don’t want to get out of bed? Wishing the TV was on in the background while you cook, but you’re already elbow deep in the mixing bowl? Have no fear — voice-controlled home automation devices are here. The selection appears to grow every month; however, here’s our latest list of the top 10 “smart home” voice-controlled devices.

1. Vocca Light

Forget clapping; voice-controlled lights are where it’s at. And they’re easier to obtain than you may think. Vocca is a plug-and-play gadget that works straight from the box. In fact, it’s as easy to set up as it is to change a lightbulb. The best part? It can recognize your voice commands from up to 15 feet away.

2. Ivee Sleek

Speaking of 15 feet away, Ivee Sleek’s microphone can pick up commands from that distance, as well. And we’re not just talking about adjusting the thermostat. Want to create a new playlist? Schedule a ride with Uber? Ivee Sleek can handle it.

3. Jibo

The Jibo goes beyond connecting to your smart devices. Its built-in, high-resolution cameras (that recognize and track faces, might we add) can also capture pictures and enable video calling, too.

4. Athom Homey

Live in a multi-lingual household? You can take advantage of home voice control, too! The Athom Homey’s unique ability to understand commands in several languages makes it stand above the competition.

5. LG Vacuum Cleaner

No, we won’t judge you for talking to your vacuum cleaner. Especially if it’s one that can perform different cleaning patterns, such as spot cleaning those extra dirty areas, with a simple command.

6. Mycroft

Mycroft doesn’t simply lock the doors or switch on the lights. It can actually sync up with your streaming services, such as Netflix, and stream the content right on your Roku or Chromecast.

7. Samsung Smart TV

Tired of looking for the remote? Too lazy to get up and push buttons on the back of the TV? No problem. Samsung’s Smart TV allows you to control it — including apps like Netflix — without lifting a finger.

8. Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat With Voice Control

This device goes beyond the typical learning thermostat — it can actually expand its “command vocabulary” based on interactions with you.

9. Amazon Echo

Alexa is going to become your new best friend. We just know it. Can she play music? Sure. Answer questions and tell you the news and weather? Of course. Control your lights, thermostat, etc.? Easy.

10. Apple Homekit

Of course we couldn’t talk about home voice control without mentioning Siri. After all, she basically pioneered our voice-activated obsession, right? With Homekit, you can control all your smart devices at one time, ensuring a unified home environment. What’s more, you don’t even have to be home to have control. Just ask Siri to handle everything.

NextHome Brandywine is the Newest NextHome Brokerage

NextHome Brandywine is the Newest NextHome Brokerage

(clockwise from top right) Pete O’Brien, Mike Schmidt, Dan Pizzi and Vince Tallercio

Pleasanton, CA — October 19, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Brandywine. The brokerage represents the eighth location opened in the state of Pennsylvania for the NextHome franchise.

NextHome Brandywine will be owned and operated by business partners Dan Pizzi, Mike Schmidt, Pete O’Brien, and Vince Taliercio. Dan will be the managing partner handling the day-to-day operations for the brokerage. Mike will be in charge of all financials and compliance issues. Pete will be responsible for business development and public relations for the company, while Vince will serve as the broker of record.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, and land sales for buyers and sellers for the cities of Downingtown, West Chester, Coatesville, Pottstown and the counties of Delaware, Chester, Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

The relationships formed back in 2004 when Dan and Pete worked together in the telecommunications industry at MCI WorldCom. For three years they worked at the company with Dan as a Project Manager and Pete handling sales.

As the market changed with the economic downturn in 2007, Dan pivoted towards home sales with his family’s background in the real estate industry. His cousin owned a Century 21 office, so Dan started selling real estate part time.

In 2013, Dan and Pete reunited once again at Communications Test Design Inc. The friends worked together for two years before they were caught in another round of downsizing.

“After being part of another round of layoffs, I knew that I was ready to take control of my own destiny and get into real estate full time,” said Dan.

From 2016 to 2018, both Pete and Dan worked at Weichert Real Estate. Working their sphere of influence and using sales skills from their previous career, the partners did very well and were two of the better selling REALTORS® in the area.

After two years of selling as agents at a brokerage, Dan and Pete were ready to go out on their own and open their real estate company.

“We had the opportunity to purchase an existing brokerage, but after exploring all of our options, NextHome was the right fit for our new brokerage,” said Pete.

In 2011, Dan met Vince who was looking to open his own office at that time. They stayed in touch over the years. When it came time to open NextHome Brandywine, Dan reached out to have Vince be the broker of record.

“Vince has the well-rounded knowledge of not only the real estate compliance, but also how to manage a business,” said Dan. “Vince is skilled in multiple ways that will be huge in helping out our company.”

“With Mike, we have a business partner with an attention to detail like no other,” added Dan. “His strength is providing business insight into our brokerage unlike anyone else I know. Just his thought process brings a level that really charts the course for NextHome Brandywine.”

Please join us in congratulating Dan, Pete, Mike, Vince, and the rest of the team at NextHome Brandywine on the opening of their new NextHome office in Downingtown, 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 Central Realty Opens an Office in Lake Mary, Florida

NextHome Central Realty Opens an Office in Lake Mary, Florida

Roger Michaels

Pleasanton, CA — October 16, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Central Realty. The brokerage represents the 47th location opened in the state of Florida for the NextHome franchise.

NextHome Central Realty will be owned and operated by top-producing REALTOR®/Broker Roger Michaels. The brokerage of nine agents will be based out of Lake Mary, which is located 20 minutes north of Orlando.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, and land sales for buyers and sellers for the areas of Lake Mary, Sanford, Winter Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Oviedo, and the rest of the Greater Orlando Area.

Roger started real estate in 2012 after years of owning a car dealership with his brother. As part owner of Michael’s Autos, Roger was in charge of all sales and marketing for the dealership. The strong internet marketing and lead generation skills he learned through car sales have been a great advantage for Roger in the real estate marketing world.

In his first year in real estate, Roger sold 25 transactions and his business only got stronger year-over-year.

In 2015, he opened R Michaels Realty and used his online marketing savvy to grow his sales numbers. From 2015 to 2017, Roger grew his business over 25% annually to more than 40 transaction sides.

In 2018, he has built his business to be on pace to close more than 60 transaction sides.

Earlier this year, Roger was looking for a solution that allowed him to grow his boutique brand to one that would attract quality agents to work alongside him.

“I knew there had to be a solution out there for a brokerage like mine,” said Roger. “NextHome was the answer for our brokerage.”

By not having to reinvent the wheel, combining his brokerage strengths with NextHome’s franchise platform has proven to be a great match for everyone involved.

“Having NextHome’s high-level of technology in addition to our brokerage’s strong internet lead generation, I’m really excited about what NextHome Central Realty is poised to do for our community,” said Roger.

When not selling real estate, Roger and his wife of 17 years, Rachele, are raising two boys – Gavin (age 15) and Gabriel (age 12). The family loves to travel and often takes trips to visit the boys’ grandparents in Indiana.

Please join us in congratulating Roger and the rest of the team at NextHome Central Realty on the opening of their new NextHome office in Lake Mary, 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.

NextHome VIP Realty Opens Office Location in Idaho

NextHome VIP Realty Opens Office Location in Idaho

Heath Van Patten

Pleasanton, CA — October 4, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome VIP Realty. The brokerage represents the sixth location opened in the state of Idaho for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Coeur d’Alene, the company will be owned and operated by Heath Van Patten. The office will have Jessica Skinner as the broker of record.

NextHome VIP Realty will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, and land sales to the areas of Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Rathdrum, and the remainder of Kootenai County.

Coeur d’Alene is the largest city in Kootenai County with more than 45,000 residents. Although based in the state of Idaho, the city is only 30 miles from Spokane, Washington and is considered part of Spokane’s common metropolitan area.

Heath started with NextHome in 2015 as the Business Development Manager for NextHome Treasure Valley in Meridian, Idaho. In mid-2016, Heath and a business partner took ownership of the brokerage and grew the company to 12 agents in the first year under new ownership.

In February 2017, Heath took over as the sole owner of NextHome Treasure Valley. Just a month later, he refocused his business model after attending a conference that shaped a new way of thinking.

“I was able to attend the NextHome Conference in New Orleans,” said Heath. “I had a certain way of thinking when I came into the conference, but after seeing what others were doing with their brokerages throughout the country, I knew it was my moment to run my brokerage with purpose.”

With this renewed focus, Heath brought on six talented agents inside of 30 days of returning from conference. By the end of 2017, NextHome Treasure Valley had more than 20 agents.

With the opportunity to expand into a secondary market, Heath felt it was the right time to make the leap into a new market. With Jessica as the broker of record for the brokerages, he felt very comfortable with expansion.

“Having Jessica as our broker of record, provides a lot of confidence that NextHome VIP Realty will make a significant impact in the Coeur d’Alene market,” said Heath. “As a detailed-oriented broker with over 20 years in real estate, Jessica provides leadership with a helpful attitude that our agents will benefit from.”

Between both locations, NextHome Treasure Valley and NextHome VIP Realty is proudly represented by 36 agents serving various communities throughout Idaho.

Please join us in congratulating Heath, Jessica, and the rest of the team at NextHome VIP Realty on the opening of their new NextHome office in Coeur d’Alene, ID!

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 eight new office locations in September 2018

NextHome announces eight new office locations in September 2018

Pleasanton, CA — October 3, 2018 — NextHome is proud to welcome eight new franchised locations announced in the month of September 2018, including office #300 for the franchise.

Heidi Powell opened the doors to NextHome Dynamic in Freeport, Pennsylvania. With a productive office of eight talented team members, NextHome Dynamic is poised to be a force in the Pennsylvania market. The announcement of this office was the 300th office launched for the NextHome franchise.

After years of building a brokerage as a top recruiter in Nashville, Tennessee, Annette Stithem opened her own brokerage – NextHome New Beginnings. With more than 20 years in the real estate industry, Annette is an exceptional leader who will make her mark in the Nashville real estate market.

Thomas Shumpert opened the doors to his fourth NextHome franchised office – NextHome Specialists (Mount Pleasant Branch). Thomas will add this location to his other three South Carolina NextHome office locations in Columbia, Chapin, and Lexington.

Dennis Findly and his daughter, Karah Sullivan, opened their second NextHome location in Southern California. NextHome Findly Estates in Murrieta, CA became the newest addition to the NextHome franchise. This new location will be managed by Karah, while Dennis will lead the office in Corona, CA.

Business partners Frank Vizcarra and Jacob Solis opened NextHome Liberty in Victorville, California. Based in San Bernardino County, these two top-producing REALTORS® have partnered to create a dynamic new brokerage in Southern California.

NextHome Beach Time Realty launched their second NextHome office, this time in Redington Beach, Florida. Broker/owner Annie Fleeting brings her unique and fresh real estate concept to Treasure Island, Madeira Beach and surrounding communities.

Second generation REALTOR® Teresa Saraco Cole opened her brokerage – NextHome All American. With this office opening, Teresa and over 20 associates will bring the NextHome brand to the city of DeBary, Florida for the first time ever.

Finally, September ended with another strong Tennessee-based office opening. Kerri and Gordon Woodson opened NextHome Moves in Clarksville, TN. With Kerri’s top-producing sales business and Gordon’s new construction inventory, NextHome Moves is the newest player in the Tennessee real estate market.

The NextHome franchise is proud to announce 73 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 SoMo Life opens second NextHome office location

NextHome SoMo Life opens second NextHome office location

Mike and Tanya Scott
Mike and Tanya Scott

Pleasanton, CA — October 2, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome SoMo Life – Springfield Branch. The brokerage represents the fifth location opened in Missouri for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Springfield, the company will be owned and operated by husband/wife and business partners, Mike and Tanya Scott. Mike will also serve as broker of record for the company.

NextHome SoMo Life will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, luxury homes, land sales, and farms sales to the areas of Springfield, Republic, Nixa, Ozark, Willard, Bolivar, and the remainder of Greene County.

Springfield is located 65 miles east of Joplin, home of the first office location the Scotts opened in January 2018.

With a top-producing team as part of the new office, Mike and Tanya knew it was the right time to expand.

“The 417 Sister Team of Doneen Kaunley and Dana Johnston are a big reason why we were comfortable about our expansion,” said Mike. “With the team as an anchor of the brokerage, we feel great about the new location and the success to come.”

Both Mike and Tanya got their real estate licenses in the late 2000’s. Mike came from a background in construction and Tanya from a career in marketing. They started their real estate business at a local independent brokerage and did fairly well.

In 2011, the city of Joplin was devastated by a tornado which brought national attention to the area. Over 8,000 homes were destroyed and thousands of families were left without a place to live.

The Scotts were some of the tireless workers who scrambled to help those in need during the crisis.

“Many real estate brokers and agents stepped up and did whatever they could to help,” recalled Tanya. “We did our best to help as much possible.”

That included housing a family that had previously listed with the Scotts. After losing everything, Mike and Tanya welcomed the family in their own home for six months.

As the town slowly recovered, the Scotts were able to assist more families. They built their business to see more than 70 transactions annually. With the growth of their business, they started investigating opening their own company.

“We were looking at various real estate franchises,” said Mike. “But after we saw what NextHome had to offer, we were blown away by the level of support and technology the company provides its franchisees.”

“After we visited the NextHome Corporate office in mid-2017, it only confirmed our decision was the right one,” added Tanya.

NextHome SoMo Life will operate on the principle of “people before profits” and will focus on growth for their agents, making sure they have all the tools necessary to give clients a first-class experience.

When not selling real estate, the couple of 27 years love to travel. They have three children and three grandchildren and spend as much time with their family as possible.

Please join us in congratulating Mike, Tanya, and the rest of the team at NextHome SoMo Life on the opening of their new NextHome office in Springfield, MO!

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 Moves is the newest addition to the NextHome franchise

NextHome Moves is the newest addition to the NextHome franchise

Kerri and Gordon Woodson

Pleasanton, CA — September 28, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Moves. The brokerage represents the eighth location opened in Tennessee for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be owned and operated by real estate broker and top-selling REALTOR® Kerri Woodson. Kerri will handle all day-to-day operations and will serve as the principal broker for the company. She will be joined on the leadership team by her husband, Gordon. With over 20 years of experience as a contractor, Gordon will bring his knowledge of construction and housing development to the firm. He will also handle all technology support and web development for NextHome Moves.

Based in Clarksville, NextHome Moves will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, multi-family, new construction, land purchase and acquisition, and veteran relocation services in Clarksville, Springfield, Pleasant View, and the remainder of Cheatham, Robertson and Montgomery counties.

Clarksville is the fifth largest city in the state of Tennessee. With a population of just over 150,000, Clarksville is located 40 minutes northwest of Nashville near the Tennessee/Kentucky state border line.

Kerri started her real estate career in 2010 with a local Prudential Realty in Clarksville. Doing well in selling homes for the first three years as a REALTOR®, Kerri made the move to Coldwell Banker Real Estate.

In 2016, Kerri was introduced to the NextHome franchise at about the same time she opened her own real estate brokerage. That year, she opened Millwood Real Estate and focused on creating a company that would help agents bring real value to their clients. Although she stayed in contact with NextHome’s Vice President of Sales, Charis Moreno, Kerri felt right about staying as an independent brokerage at that time.

“Opening my own brokerage was an exciting opportunity, but I also wanted to make sure I continued building on my skills as a broker so I could lead others effectively,” said Kerri. “By focusing on improving as a broker, I felt I could provide insight and guidance to agents who were looking for a place to work where they could excel.”

Gordon’s construction business, Woodson Construction, brought a unique advantage to the company as well. As a contractor who built as many as 15 homes a year, Gordon created inventory for Millwood Real Estate to list and sell. Having this inventory to sell gave the agents at the brokerage a significant advantage with these newly constructed homes available for them to hold open houses and draw in potential buyers.

In 2018, Kerri felt it was time to grow the brokerage and decided to open up discussions again with Charis.

“When it came time to offer more to agents at our brokerage, I found NextHome to be the right franchise to partner with, said Kerri. “With the progressive technology platform and the relatable leadership team, we love the support of NextHome. We feel like we are in business with people who want to help us be the very best.”

Kerri describes the NextHome Moves difference as a company with great culture and an atmosphere of learning to be great businessmen and businesswomen. The brokerage will also create and maintain standards and systems that will make the agents successful.

Kerri and Gordon have been married for 25 years and have two children. Their oldest son, Colton (age 18), is attending college in St. Louis, Missouri at Maryville University and is in the MBA program of Sports Business Management. Their youngest son, Brody (age 16), is a high school junior who plays for the school’s football team.

Please join us in congratulating Kerri, Gordon and the rest of the team at NextHome Moves on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in Clarksville, TN!

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

Zillow Group: Friend or Foe?

Zillow Group: Friend or Foe?

When it comes to Zillow Group, there seems to be a lot of fear and anger in our industry and it has been this way since the company launched in 2004. I experienced this first hand while working on the portal side of the business, starting with Realtor.com in 2003 and leaving Trulia in 2014. What I learned during these years has provided me insight into what the consumer needs and demands, as well as the fears of real estate professionals across the country.

Fear in business can be dangerous and detrimental. Some of us pull old quotes from Zillow executives and use them today to justify our concerns. Have we never changed course in our business or personal lives? Is it wrong for Zillow to shift direction? If the plan is not working, then perhaps the plan should change but not the goal.

One thing is certain: Zillow has never been shy about their goal of giving power to the people when it comes to making the best decision on the single greatest investment of their life. It’s not as complicated as we have made it over the last several decades. Instead of seeing them as a threat, why not look at Zillow Group as a way to learn and adopt what is working?

Yes, you could ignore them or pull your data as a way to fight against them. The reality is Zillow Group has captured over two-thirds of the total market share of online real estate shoppers and has more than double the audience of Realtor.com, the official site of the National Association of REALTORS®. We used to pay at least five times more for this kind of reach in print advertising without any guarantees readers would even flip to the real estate section. And don’t even get me started on TV or Super Bowl commercials.

NextHome’s leadership team understands that change is inevitable, but transformation is optional. And we choose transformation.

We are focused on transforming the franchise model into something fun and desirable; our franchise owners and their offices into a profitable and enticing place to work; and our agents into the most valuable part of the transaction, so there are no objections at closing time when the commission is paid.

We are also focused on transforming our relationship with industry partners, such as Zillow Group, so our agents and franchise owners are one of the first to be called upon when our partners want to try something new.

Especially if it means we can hold Zillow accountable for providing a service that will need to be successful if they want to get paid. And why shouldn’t they? After all, they are consuming all the financial risk to position themselves as the most visited real estate site in the world. How is it any different than hiring Cartus or paying another broker for a referral, except in this case the referring company is Zillow?

Is this a risky move? Of course! But it becomes a shared risk and without risk, there would be no progress. And without progress, we will not transform into the best version of ourselves.

NextHome All American is the newest addition to the NextHome franchise

NextHome All American is the newest addition to the NextHome franchise

Teresa Saraco Cole

Pleasanton, CA — September 26, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome All American. The brokerage represents the 47th location opened in Florida for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be owned and operated by real estate broker and second-generation REALTOR® Teresa Saraco Cole. As the CEO/Owner of the company, Teresa will handle all day-to-day operations, as well as all training for the agents. She will be joined on the leadership team by Codie Tennant who will serve as the Agent Relationship Manager. Codie will be responsible for onboarding all agents and will help them with marketing and business development.

Based in DeBary, NextHome All American will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, multi-family, land, new construction, condos, second homes, vacation homes, retiree services, and veteran relocation services in DeBary, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, DeLand, Orange City, Deltona, Osteen, Sanford, Lake Mary, Longwood, and the remainder of North Orlando Area.

DeBary is a suburb community located 20 miles north of Orlando. Home to nearly 20,000 residents, DeBary is part of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach Metropolitan Area.

Teresa started in real estate in 1996 while working for her parents, Joe and Maria Saraco, at their brokerage, Choice Properties Inc. As a 17-year-old, Teresa wrote real estate ads, took photos of properties and delivered MLS books.

Teresa got her real estate license in 2002 and worked as a sales and leasing agent for a local new home builder. As her parents moved the brokerage from an independent to a Century 21 franchisee, Teresa came back in 2002 to manage the brokerage. At 23, she was one of the youngest real estate managers in the area.

In 2006, she moved to the state of Texas for school. In 2009, Teresa started her own massage therapy business.

Three years later, she returned to Florida and opened her own massage therapy clinic – Avalon Massage and Body Works. Running a successful business was very rewarding, but in 2013, she was asked to help the family once again.

“I really enjoyed owning my own company, but the physical demands of massage therapy coupled with the opportunity to keep the family brokerage going meant it was the right time for me to return to real estate,” said Teresa. “My parents have given me so much, I could never repay them. It was important to come back and help them in any way I could.”

Not only did Teresa manage the brokerage, but she sold homes too. Selling more than $4 million dollars annually (in a market with an average sales price of $160,000), Teresa practiced what she preached.

While still managing, as well as moving into active sales, Teresa began her involvement with the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. She first served as the Women’s Council of REALTORS® – Volusia Area President in 2016.

In 2017, she was recognized by the West Volusia Association of REALTORS® as REALTOR® of The Year.

She currently is President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®– Volusia Area President (for the second time) and 2018 Director for the West Volusia Association of REALTORS®. In 2019, Teresa will serve as the 2019 Treasurer for the Association.

Teresa found NextHome via her connections through Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

“Paige Brewer and Robyn Stahl opened their NextHome office in Daytona Beach and I sat back and watched their progress as a company,” said Teresa. “I saw how they ran their NextHome brokerage and I just couldn’t stop thinking about opening my own NextHome office.”

“I love the fact that at NextHome everything works,” she added. “No broken parts. No empty promises from the franchise. And to have direct access with the corporate team is so unique and different than I had ever experienced in the past. I’m thrilled to be a part of the NextHome family.”

When not selling real estate, Teresa loves spending time with her family. She is married to her husband of three years, Jeremy. Jeremy has two children – his daughter Madison (age 10) and son Carson (age 8).

The family loves kayaking, boating, or any other water activity.

Please join us in congratulating Teresa, Codie and the rest of the team at NextHome All American on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in DeBary, 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.