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NextHome and Realty World Northern CA & NV Raise $20,000 for Victims of California Wildfire

NextHome and Realty World Northern CA & NV Raise $20,000 for Victims of California Wildfire

In November, massive wildfires ripped through Northern and Southern California, stealing lives, displacing people and completely uprooting hundreds of thousands of residents. With our corporate headquarters so close to the devastation, we were personally witnessing the destruction these wildfires were bestowing upon so many people. After receiving an influx of inquiries from our members across the nation looking to help, we knew that something had to be done.

The first step was to identify a nonprofit – The Oroville Hope Center – which had boots on the ground supporting thousands of displaced victims. When we asked how our company could help, The Hope Center shared a list of needed items, with gift cards and financial support being at the top of the list.

In order to allow our members across the country the opportunity to be involved in supporting The Hope Center and the victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County, we set up a GoFundMe page. Within days, we had nearly reached our goal, allowing The Hope Center to purchase gift cards to local grocery stores, gas stations and convenience marts for families who have lost everything.

In addition to raising funds for The Hope Center’s relief efforts, it was important for our team to visit the nonprofit and support however else we could. The following members of the NextHome and Realty World Northern CA franchise network made a trip to Oroville to deliver the $20,000 raised and volunteer time to assist victims continuing to rebuild their lives:

  • James Dwiggins, CEO, NextHome and Realty World Northern CA & NV
  • Imran Poladi, Vice President, NextHome and Realty World Northern CA & NV
  • Melia Campbell, Broker/Owner, NextHome Campbell Realty, Marysville, CA
  • Cory Gold, Broker/Owner, NextHome Cornerstone Real Estate, Davis, CA
  • Mark Wisterman, Broker/Owner, Realty World – Best Realty, Oroville, CA
  • Casey Smyth, Broker/Owner, NextHome North Valley Realty, Chico, CA
  • Kelli Smyth, Agent, NextHome North Valley Realty, Chico, CA
  • Jacob Darr, Broker/Owner, NextHome North Valley Realty, Chico, CA

Although the team was overwhelmed by appreciation from The Oroville Hope Center staff, it was evident that the work to rebuild has just begun. This $20,000 has allowed the organization to supply hundreds of gift cards to families during this incredibly trying time. But in order to keep supporting this community, it is going to require so much more time, money and resources.

Please consider visiting our GoFundMe page to donate additional funds to support families who need us more than ever: https://www.gofundme.com/nexthome-helping-camp-fire

NextHome Realty Select expands with new location

NextHome Realty Select expands with new location

Curtis Siever

Pleasanton, CA — November 29, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our latest addition to the franchise, NextHome Realty Select – Woodstock Branch. This brokerage is the third NextHome franchised location in the state of Virginia.

The Woodstock-based location will be owned and operated by 24-year real estate veteran, Curtis Siever. The brokerage will provide residential real estate, new construction sales, land sales, and lot development services to the areas of Winchester, Front Royal, Woodstock, Stephens City, and the remainder of the northern Shenandoah Valley.

The town of Woodstock is located 90 minutes west of Washington DC and is home to nearly 6,000 residents. The new office location is 30 miles southwest of the first NextHome Realty Select office in Winchester, VA.

Since opening his first NextHome brokerage in 2016, Curtis and his leadership team have grown to more than 25 agents.

Originally from Fort Royal, Curtis was licensed in 1994 and started his career with Weichert Realtors. His brother, Terry, was the owner of a successful real estate construction business. Blue Ridge Construction created beautiful homes, but needed someone to market and sell these properties. Curtis was the perfect person to provide that service.

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

In early 2016, Curtis felt the need to follow his passion of not only helping those in need of real estate services. He wanted to help mentor and lead agents and felt it was the right time to open his own brokerage. Curtis attained his broker’s license and began looking for a franchise that would best help him deliver services and technology to his brokerage.

“I found NextHome through a simple Google search,” recalled Curtis. “I was hooked on the website and found myself researching the company pretty thoroughly before reaching out to (NextHome’s Vice President of Sales) Charis Moreno.”

While he was pretty sure he was moving forward with NextHome, it was his visit to the NextHome Conference in May of 2016 that sealed the deal for him.

“Spending time with the entire NextHome leadership team in Nashville really helped me understand the quality of the company,” said Curtis. “In speaking with (NextHome’s Chief Executive Officer) James Dwiggins, I found his business knowledge to be exceptional, but it was his sincerity of wanting to see me succeed as a broker that made me confident NextHome was the right choice for me.”

When not selling real estate, Curtis enjoys spending time with his wife, Donna. The couple enjoy traveling and spending time with Curtis’s daughter, Amanda.

Please join us in congratulating Curtis and the rest of the team at NextHome Realty Select – Woodstock Branch on their second NextHome location!

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome Premier Neighborhood Realty expands with new location

NextHome Premier Neighborhood Realty expands with new location

Jon Brumer

Pleasanton, CA — November 20, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Premier Neighborhood Realty – Kissimmee Branch. The brokerage represents the 51st location opened in the state of Florida for the NextHome franchise.

The office will be owned and operated by broker, Jon Brumer.

“Opening a second location made a lot of sense for me and our company’s growing need for a Kissimmee location,” said Jon. “Since my office announcement in July, I’ve fallen in love with the brand and wanted to have more NextHome exposure to residents in Osceola County.”

Based out of Kissimmee, this particular NextHome Premier Neighborhood Realty branch location will provide real estate services to buyers and sellers such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, investment, multi-family properties, land deals, condominiums, and new construction homes for the areas of St. Cloud, Kissimmee, Davenport, Clermont, and the remainder of the Orlando Metro Area.

Thirty miles south of Orlando, Kissimmee is home to approximately 60,000 residents and is one of the larger communities in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan area.

Before starting his real estate sales career, Jon worked as an appraiser for the Miami-Dade County Tax Assessor’s Office. For more than ten years, Jon evaluated the values for hundreds of properties. This experience has helped him provide some of the most accurate estimates of property values for his real estate clients.

In 2014, Jon moved to Kissimmee and worked as a REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services of America Florida Realty. In 2017, after building his sales business at the brokerage, Jon moved to a local independent company, Property Pros.

Although Jon found success as a REALTOR® working at a brokerage, he wanted to follow his passion of opening his own company. In 2018, he attained his broker’s license and began looking at franchise options for his soon-to-be-opened real estate brokerage.

“I found NextHome through a Google search when I was looking at real estate franchises,” said Jon. “NextHome had everything I was looking for in a franchise – support from the franchisor, top-notch technology, and systems that would be of real value to our clients. NextHome allows me to still run a boutique style brokerage while having the benefits of a big franchise”

“These benefits not only help our clients, but attract talented agents to our brokerage as well,” he added.

Jon believes in giving back to his community and works with underprivileged children via the “Give the Kids The World” program. The organization is similar to a Make-A-Wish program, where volunteers bring the Disney experience to children who are unable to go to Disney World.

When not selling real estate, Jon and his wife of four years, Brittany, love to travel. As members of the Wyndham Timeshare and Hilton Grand Vacations programs, the couple travel throughout the world.

Please join us in congratulating Jon and the rest of the team at NextHome Premier Neighborhood Realty on the opening of their second NextHome office in Kissimmee, 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.

How Community Service Can Help Real Estate Professionals

How Community Service Can Help Real Estate Professionals

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

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

Network with people who share your passion for your community

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4.  Having a philanthropic presence strengthens your community ties.

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

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

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

NextHome launches 50th franchised location in Florida

NextHome launches 50th franchised location in Florida

Pleasanton, CA — November 15, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Atlantic Coast. The brokerage represents the 50th location opened in the state of Florida for the NextHome franchise. Based in Palm City, NextHome Atlantic Coast will be owned by broker/owner and top-producing REALTOR® Daniel Wade.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, vacation and second homes, relocation, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, luxury purchase and sales for the cities of Palm City, Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Sewall’s Point, Port St. Lucie, and the rest of Martin County.

Located 30 minutes north of West Palm Beach, Palm City is home to just over 20,000 residents and is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Area.

Daniel has been in real estate since 2005 when he started with a local real estate brokerage, H&R Properties. Keeping an eye on the economy, Daniel saw the shift in 2006 and positioned himself to adapt to this changing sales market. Providing services such as short sale listings and foreclosure sales, he was able to assist clients in a market when many others were leaving the real estate industry.

In 2006, Daniel moved to Prudential Realty and from 2006 through 2012, he remained one of the top producers in the office.

In September of 2012, Daniel moved to the local RE/MAX office and over the next six years, he was always in the top 25% of the 60+ agent office.

While helping clients, Daniel also wanted to assist other agents who were looking for leadership and guidance in their own business. After mulling the idea of moving into management, Daniel found it a better choice to go out on his own and open a brokerage.

“As I began researching real estate franchise brands, I ended up talking to a local broker who was seriously looking into NextHome,” recalled Daniel. “After hearing the broker was going in a different direction, I jumped at the chance to open my local NextHome brokerage.”

Daniel knows NextHome Atlantic Coast will be an innovative company in the local market.

“I think both agents and clients will find our brokerage to be much more advanced as a real estate resource than they have come to expect locally,” said Daniel.

When not selling real estate, Daniel gives back in a big way. He has involved himself in religious education for years and currently volunteers as a teacher for 5th graders at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. He also serves as an Ambassador for the Palm City Chamber of Commerce.

Daniel and his wife, Marcia, have been together for five years and have a three-year-old son, Marcel.

Please join us in congratulating Daniel and the rest of the team at NextHome Atlantic Coast on the opening of their new NextHome office in Palm City, 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 launches a new North Carolina franchisee

NextHome launches a new North Carolina franchisee

Cindy and Dom DePaola

Pleasanton, CA — November 13, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Providence. The brokerage represents the 16th location opened in the state of North Carolina for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Matthews, NextHome Providence will be owned by broker/owner Cindy DePaola and her husband, Dominick. As the Broker in Charge, Cindy will focus on running the day-to-day operations and the sales division, while Dom will handle all back-office operations, accounting, and recruiting new talent for the company.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, townhomes, relocation, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, luxury purchase and sales, and land sales for buyers and sellers for the cities of Matthews, Weddington, Waxhaw, Indian Trail, Monroe, Wingate, Marvin, and the remainder of the greater Charlotte area.

A suburb of Charlotte, the town of Matthews is home to nearly 30,000 residents.

Licensed in real estate since 2007, Cindy started as a REALTOR® in the state of Florida with Premier Group GMAC. When the DePaola family relocated to North Carolina for Dom’s job with Time Warner (now known as Charter), Cindy got her North Carolina real estate license in 2016 and worked for Keller Williams Union County.

Cindy built a very strong individual business, but Dom encouraged her to open their own franchised brokerage. Initially reluctant and not wanting to overextend herself and jeopardize her service level with her clients, Dom showed her NextHome and asked her opinion about what she thought.

“Dom found NextHome in early 2018 and the franchise really wowed me,” said Cindy. “I told him I really loved what the company could offer us if we owned our own franchised location.”

“I should have known better because Dom said to me, ‘I’m glad you like it because I signed an agreement for us as a NextHome franchisee!’” she added with a laugh.

Cindy and Dom really loved the unique branding and how easy the company was to integrate all technology into their existing business.

Cindy says the NextHome Providence difference will be the top-notch marketing NextHome agents will be able to offer their clients.

“The highly visible branding is so different than what is already out there in the real estate space and we definitely stand out versus our competitors,” said Cindy.

When not selling real estate, Cindy and Dom have a passion for volunteering. They volunteer for PTA, as well as local non-profit organizations such as Schools Out Lunch, where backpacks full of food are given out weekly to local families in need.

Dom and Cindy have been married for 18 years and are constantly trying to get their sixteen-year-old son, Dom III, to spend time with his parents.

Please join us in congratulating Cindy, Dom and the rest of the team at NextHome Providence on the opening of their new NextHome office in Matthews, NC!

 

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 Residential Realty opens in Maryland

NextHome Residential Realty opens in Maryland

Joe Holland

Pleasanton, CA — November 9, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Residential Realty. The brokerage represents the second location opened in the state of Maryland for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Ellicott City, NextHome Residential Realty will be owned by top-producing REALTOR® Joe Holland. Leading one of the most productive teams in the area, Joe is making the transition to owning a brokerage while still servicing his clientele.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, townhomes, relocation, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, luxury purchase and sales, and land sales for buyers and sellers for the cities of Ellicott City, Elkridge, Columbia and the counties of Howard, Anne Arundel, and Carroll.

Located 30 minutes west of Baltimore, Ellicott City is home to more than 65,000 residents. Known for its historic district, Ellicott City has the oldest surviving train station in the nation. Built in 1830, the station was the terminus of the original Baltimore & Ohio Railroad line.

Joe comes from a law enforcement background and investigations. He started as a real estate investor in 2000 and over the next eight years, he bought more than 25 homes to fix and flip.

He attained his real estate license in 2003 and worked part time at the local RE/MAX office.

In 2013, after nearly ten years at RE/MAX, Joe moved his very successful business to Keller Williams Realty, where he stepped in as part of a large real estate team. In 2016, Joe went out on his own and built his own team – The Holland Home Team of Keller Williams Integrity.

Joe and his team sold nearly $15 million annually in a market where the average sales price of a home is in the $350,000 range. But even with great sales numbers, Joe knew he wanted to eventually own his own real estate brokerage.

“I was always motivated to open my own brokerage,” said Joe. “I knew it was the right time for me to open a brokerage and offer services to our community other brokerages were not focusing on. I also knew that I wanted to franchise with a company that had the technology in place so I wouldn’t have to build a platform from scratch. NextHome had everything I wanted for my company.”

Joe is proud to share the NextHome Residential Realty difference with residents, as well as local agents looking for a better brokerage to work at.

“Clients can expect one-on-one personalized service complete with top-notch marketing,” said Joe. “Agents can expect a brokerage that will provide all the tools, world-class technology, and personalized business support needed for agents to provide great client service for 2018 and beyond.”

When not selling real estate, Joe volunteers his time with the SPCA of Anne Arundel County. His love for animals has drawn him to giving back and helping in his local community. Joe also enjoys traveling to the tropics, boating and fishing.

Please join us in congratulating Joe and the rest of the team at NextHome Residential Realty on the opening of their new NextHome office in Ellicott City, MD!

 

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.

7 Qualities of a Good Neighbor

7 Qualities of a Good Neighbor

Win and woo your next-door friends with a little neighborly know-how.

If you want good neighbors, you’ll first have to become one yourself. Master these seven techniques, and even you (yes, you!) can win the approval of your entire neighborhood.

1. Good neighbors bring cookies

Whether you’re new in town or haven’t kept in touch, a delivery of freshly baked goods is a perfect way to break the ice and let neighbors know that you’re thinking of them.

If cookies can keep Santa returning year after year with a bag full of loot, then surely they can train your neighbors to do your bidding. Consider the following scenario.

“Honey, somebody’s robbing the neighbor’s house again.”
“Wait, Janet. The ones who brought cookies yesterday?”
“Exactly. This time I’ll call the cops.”

2. Good neighbors rarely gossip

If your neighbor seems to know the dirt on everyone within a two-block radius, you can count on them to keep tabs on your personal life as well.

The next time Nosy Nellie gleefully describes the contents of the Rickenbacker’s trash again, move the conversation along by refocusing the conversation on her. “So, what are you growing in your garden this year?”

You aren’t in high school anymore, so preserve relationships with your neighbors and avoid the gratuitous gab fests.

3. Good neighbors share phone numbers

For such a connected age, you should really question why you don’t have your neighbors’ phone numbers. After all, what if they receive your package by mistake? What if the house floods while you’re on vacation? Worse yet, what if you need a babysitter?

If you feel uncomfortable bringing it up, ask during one of your cookie deliveries (you are following rule number one, right?) or right before a trip. Jot down your name, number and email address on a piece of paper and ask if your neighbor is comfortable sharing theirs.

 

4. Good neighbors help before they’re asked

The neighbor who says, “Let me know if you need anything,” probably isn’t going to help whenever you actually need something. You, on the other hand, are a good neighbor and genuinely want to help out.

To get ahead of the meaningless small talk, anticipate their needs. If they have kids and you’re comfortable babysitting, tell them up front. If they’re clearly struggling to mow the lawn during a heat wave, ask for the best time to stop by with your lawnmower.

5. Good neighbors are tidy

Even if you lack self-respect, respect the sensitive tastes of others and clean up your act.

Keep the ironic lawn ornaments to a minimum. Keep trash receptacles hidden in the side yard, or better yet, the garage.

Whenever you’ve finished gardening or landscaping for the day, put away your tools and bags of unused mulch. Rake the leaves and clean up grass clippings and all the other stuff your dad used to bug you about.

And if it’s not too much trouble, pressure wash and paint your house periodically.

6. Good neighbors mow the lawn

An unkempt and weedy lawn is embarrassing for your neighbors, so it should be embarrassing for you as well. Keeping it mowed every week or two is a good start, but it will take more than that to win the approval of the locals.

Trim the edge of your lawn regularly, fertilize on schedule and keep weeds to a minimum. Keep your foundation plantings simple, neatly trimmed and topped off with mulch.

If your neighborhood allows it, go the no-lawn method by planting swaths of low-maintenance, drought-tolerant ground covers. Crucially, don’t overdo it on the sprinklers — especially when it’s raining.

7. Good neighbors communicate

That old “good fences make good neighbors” quote had to come up at some point, right? A good neighbor must respect boundaries. That said, they should also be crossed when the fences themselves start losing pickets and falling over in a storm.

Even if it’s technically their fence, you might not be happy with the shoddy workmanship and resentment that you’ll have to live with when they get around to fixing it themselves.

Address shared interests like fences, drainage ditches and troublesome trees ahead of time so that you can work out a plan that both parties can agree to.

Oh, and don’t forget to bring cookies.

 

For more helpful tips, visit the Zillow blog.

NextHome announces eight new office locations in October 2018

NextHome announces eight new office locations in October 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The NextHome franchise is proud to announce 81 new offices opened since the beginning of 2018.

Which just leaves one question…

#WhosNext?

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome Oracle Realty is the newest NextHome franchisee

NextHome Oracle Realty is the newest NextHome franchisee

Fadi Toma (left) and Sundus Lewis (right)

Pleasanton, CA — November 5, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Oracle Realty. The brokerage represents the 12th location opened in the state of Michigan for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Warren, NextHome Oracle Realty will be owned by business partners Fadi Toma and Sundus Lewis. Fadi will be the Broker of Record and handle all financials for the company, while Sundus will lead the sales division.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, rehab and resale property listings, investment sales, commercial, luxury purchase and sales, and land sales for buyers and sellers for the cities of Warren, Sterling Heights, Troy, Rochester, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, and the rest of Oakland and Macomb counties.

While based in Warren, the majority of business for NextHome Oracle Realty will be in the city of Troy, which is the center of Oakland County. This area is often known as “Automation Alley” due to the automotive industry and the businesses involved.

Fadi comes from a law background of over 14 years and has been a partner at Hakim, Toma & Yaldoo PC law firm since 2010. He started his real estate brokerage, Oracle Realty, in 2011 after several law clients were looking for real estate representation from someone they had already built trust with.

With a specialization in commercial real estate, business transactions and corporate law, Fadi is uniquely qualified as a broker who can provide expert advice for all agents working at his brokerage.

Before starting her real estate career in 2012, Sundus was a corporate financial analyst. After years in finance, Sundus felt it was the right time to start her own business.

“After looking at several different business options, I found real estate to be the most interesting and a career where I could help many people through home ownership,” said Sundus.

From 2012 to 2018, Sundus worked at Keller Williams Realty in Troy. Successfully increasing her sales volume year over year, she closed 32 transaction sides in 2017.

Fadi and Sundus met each other via a real estate transaction. Sundus had a client who was looking for commercial legal representation and she turned to Fadi for help.

“I was so impressed with the way Sundus represented her client and how detail-oriented she was,” said Fadi. “Add in her go-getter mentality and her unbelievable work ethic and you have someone who I am proud to be in business with.”

“Fadi is incredibly knowledgeable when it came to all things real estate and I knew that being in business with him would be a huge benefit for me and my clients,” added Sundus. “I’m excited to see what NextHome Oracle Realty can do in our community.”

Sundus was the one who found the NextHome franchise. She found the technology, the branding, the professional image, and being fully cloud-based – all wrapped up with the forward-thinking leadership of the company – to be exactly what she wanted in a franchise affiliation.

While they are dedicated professionals, Fadi and Sundus find family to be their real motivation to succeed.

Fadi and his wife of nine years, Mariam, have three children – Jacob (age 7), Joelle (4) and one-year-old John.

Sundus and her husband, Walden, have been married 17 years. The couple has three children – Kenzie (age 16), Louie (14), and Kaylie (12).

Please join us in congratulating Fadi, Sundus and the rest of the team at NextHome Oracle Realty on the opening of their new NextHome office in Warren, MI!

 

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.