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NextHome Perkins Realty Group is the newest NextHome franchisee

NextHome Perkins Realty Group is the newest NextHome franchisee

David Perkins

Pleasanton, CA — July 3, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Perkins Realty Group. The new brokerage represents the 26th NextHome franchised office opened in the state of Texas.

NextHome Perkins Realty Group will be led by broker/owner David Perkins. He will handle all day-to-day aspects of the company including mentoring, training, and brokerage growth. 

Based out of Longview, the agents of NextHome Perkins Realty Group will handle real estate in the cities of Longview, Kilgore, Hallsville, Diana, Gilmer, and the remainder of Gregg and Upshur Counties. 

The brokerage will be helping residents in the local community with various real estate services such as first-time homebuyers, investors, ranches and land, commercial, condos, retirement communities, and all forms of seller representation.

Longview is located about two hours east of Dallas and is home to approximately 85,000 residents. Longview is also known as the home of the Great Texas Balloon Race. Many of the pilots that compete at the Great Texas Balloon Race consider it the best run event on the circuit. The Great Texas Balloon Race dubbed Longview as “The Balloon Capital of Texas” by the Governor of Texas in 1985.

Licensed since 2016, David started his real estate career right out of college. As a graduate of LeTourneau University, his original plan was to go to dental school but was asked by a friend’s mother if he had any interest in real estate. Curiosity struck as David researched all-things real estate, and the rest was history. 

David started with a local independent brokerage and in his very first year, he sold more than $2 million in real estate. Building on top of this foundation, David exceeded more than $3 million a year in sales in a market where the average sales price is $187,000. 

David credits his success to his commitment to building strong business and personal relationships. 

“I played baseball in college, so I have always been active in sports,” said David. “Since graduating, I have stayed active playing tennis and softball. I’ve been able to leverage these events to make friends and business contacts that have really helped me build my real estate business.”

David stays committed to having a genuine interest in helping clients get the very best price from their home and negotiate the very best purchase price when they buy.

In 2017, David started thinking about going out on his own and opening a brokerage, but he knew he didn’t want to do it alone. 

“I thought about franchising, but wasn’t thrilled with the options out there,” said David. “Once I found out about NextHome, I loved what I saw and really felt that franchising with NextHome could help me open and run a successful brokerage.”

“The technology we have now at NextHome Perkins Realty Group is unlike anything that is being offered in our market,” added David.

In 2018, David made the leap with the support and encouragement from his sister, Laura. In fact, Laura will be assisting the brokerage with marketing and helping provide listing exposure for sellers.

Outside of work, David enjoys traveling, skiing, visiting Las Vegas, and hanging out with his dog, Summer.

Please join us in congratulating David and the rest of the team at NextHome Perkins Realty Group on the opening of their brand new NextHome brokerage in Longview, TX!

 

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 RGV Realty opens two office locations in Texas

NextHome RGV Realty opens two office locations in Texas

Ronnie Ontiveros

Pleasanton, CA — February 14, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our two newest additions to the franchise, NextHome RGV Realty in Port Isabel and McAllen, Texas. The two brokerage locations represent office locations #21 and #22 opened in the state of Texas for the NextHome franchise. The offices are approximately 20 minutes from each other.

The brokerage will be led and owned by top-producing REALTOR® owner Ronnie Ontiveros. She will handle all day-to-day operations for the company in both locations. She will be assisted on the leadership team by her mother, Nora Flores, who will handle back office details. Scarlett Pardo will serve as the Team Leader for the office.

The team at NextHome RGV Realty will handle all types of residential property sales such as first-time home buyers, investors, military and veteran services, land, relocation, foreclosures, short sales, and all forms of residential sales of 1-4 units. With nearly 20 associates between both offices, the company is poised to make a mark in South Texas.

The McAllen-based NextHome RGV Realty location will work in the cities of McAllen, Edinburg, Mission, Alamo and the entirety of Hidalgo County.

The Port Isabel office will handle clients in the cities of Port Isabel, Harlingen, South Padre Island, Brownsville and the remainder of Cameron County.

McAllen is the largest city in Hidalgo County with a population with nearly 150,000 residents.

A REALTOR® since 2004, Ronnie started her career in Dallas as a manager for the #1 Keller Williams agent in the United States at that time, Patrick Iommi. Working in that environment allowed Ronnie to learn the ins and outs of running a high-volume, highly productive real estate sales location.

After two years, Ronnie decided to make the move back to her hometown of McAllen and started working with a real estate team at Select Properties as a buyers agent. Shortly after, she switched to becoming a listing agent and had a very successful three year run as a member of the team.

In 2009, Ronnie and a business partner, made the move to Keller Williams in McAllen. Slowly building her business, her first year at the company, she sold nearly $4 million in volume – a huge achievement in a market where $179,000 is the average sales price of a home.

For nearly a decade at Keller Williams, Ronnie was one of the top producing agents in the entire city of McAllen. In 2018, Ronnie sold more than $14 million in real estate.

With ten years of high-volume sales, Ronnie was ready to go into 2019 as a business owner rather than just a REALTOR®.

“Prior to joining NextHome, I knew I wanted to either own my own brokerage or buy into an existing company and be part of the ownership team,” said Ronnie. “When I realized that an ownership opportunity wasn’t possible at the brokerage I was working at, I knew this was the time for me to go out on my own.”

After researching several different companies, Ronnie eventually decided to franchise with NextHome due to the strong organizational structure of the franchise.

“Having someone of Ronnie’s caliber join our company is an honor for us at NextHome,” said NextHome’s Vice President Imran Poladi. “As a long time real estate icon, she brings a stellar reputation and a brokerage full of talented and committed real estate agents who are really making an impact in their community. I speak for our entire corporate team when I say that we are beyond excited to have NextHome RGV Realty team join our NextHome family.”

Please join us in congratulating Ronnie and the rest of the team at NextHome RGV Realty on their office openings in Port Isabel and McAllen, Texas!

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 opens NextHome Elite Properties in Houston

NextHome opens NextHome Elite Properties in Houston

Marysol Calvillo

Pleasanton, CA — January 22, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Elite Properties. The brokerage represents the 22nd office location opened in the state of Texas for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be led by broker/owner Marysol Calvillo and she will handle all day-to-day operations for the company.

Located just outside of Houston, the brokerage will handle all types of residential property sales such as first-time home buyers, investors, farms, ranches and land, military and veteran’s assistance, and all forms of residential sales of 1-4 units for the Greater Houston area.

Licensed since 2013, Marysol comes from a background in the insurance industry. As a high-producing insurance agent, she handles thousands of insurance policies annually and is bringing that same high level of client care to residential buyers and sellers.

“I’m excited about serving Houston residents and providing them with first-class real estate service,” said Marysol.

In 2018, she opened her own brokerage and made the move as a NextHome franchisee shortly after.

In 2019, Marysol says she is focused on growing the company and adding additional quality agents to the brokerage.

Please join us in congratulating Marysol and the rest of the team at NextHome Elite Properties on their new NextHome office in Houston, TX!

 

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 First Source opens in Pasadena, Texas

NextHome First Source opens in Pasadena, Texas

Debbie Grigg

Pleasanton, CA — January 10, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome First Source. The brokerage represents the 21st office location opened in the state of Texas for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be led by broker/owner Debbie Grigg and she will handle all day-to-day operations for the company.

Located less than 15 miles from Downtown Houston, the Pasadena-based brokerage will focus on helping clients throughout the southeast side of greater Houston area. Cities include Pasadena, La Porte, Baytown, Deer Park, Seabrook, Clear Lake, Alvin, Manvel, Pearland, Galveston, and League City.

NextHome First Source will handle all types of residential property sales such as first-time home buyers, move up buyers, investors, condos and townhouses, ranches and land, luxury, vacation properties, and all forms of residential sales of 1-4 units.

Licensed since 1991, Debbie has experience in both real estate sales and in lending. She started her career in Deer Park, TX and worked for a local independent brokerage until 1993.

Debbie moved in 1993 to RE/MAX when they opened the franchise’s 100th brokerage in the state of Texas. When Debbie came on board, she was the first agent in the new brokerage and grew a strong book of business. Through her very caring approach with clients, Debbie built strong relationships with those in the community and created an earned trust where referrals became commonplace for her.

In 2013, Debbie moved to a boutique brokerage where she continued serving her clients, selling more than 20 properties annually.

In mid-2018, Debbie knew it was time to go out on her own.

“I was helping out around the office and working with different agents,” said Debbie. “With the time I was putting in assisting others, I was basically helping out like an office manager. I really enjoy helping people in their career, so I knew it was time to look into opening my own company.”

When Debbie discovered NextHome, she really liked what the company was doing.

“I found a lot of the tools and systems that NextHome had to be items of value I was already using in my business,” she said. “I did research for about two months and the marketing that NextHome provides is second to none. I’m proud to affiliate my brokerage with NextHome.”

As the leader for NextHome First Source, Debbie has proven her commitment to raising the standard in real estate in her community.

She has been a real estate educator for nearly a decade. Debbie taught courses for two different licensing schools and was an instructor at Alvin Community College for real estate classes.

“I love to teach and help people improve in real estate,” said Debbie. “By helping others be better in real estate, it raises the bar for all and helps our industry overall.”

She also spends a lot of time volunteering locally. For parts of the past five years, Debbie has volunteered for several organizations such as the Women of the Moose Lodge (The Fraternal Order of the Moose), which helps the local women’s shelter, nursing homes, and those who are homeless.

Debbie and her husband, Doug, have been married for six years. They share a loving home with Doug’s 17-year-old son, Garrett.

Please join us in congratulating Debbie and the rest of the team at NextHome First Source on their brand new NextHome office location in Pasadena, TX!

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 Homes Realty opens in Humble, Texas

NextHome Premier Homes Realty opens in Humble, Texas

(From left to right) Rita Zarghami, Keyvan Zarghami, and Virgie Green

Pleasanton, CA — August 17, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Premier Homes Realty. The brokerage represents the 20th office location opened in the state of Texas for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be owned and operated by real estate broker Rita Zarghami. Rita will be the broker of record and in charge of all day-to-day operations. She will be joined on the leadership team by her husband, Keyvan, and Virgie Calligan-Green. Keyvan will serve as the Vice President of Operations for the brokerage, while Virgie will be the Office Manager.

Based in Humble, NextHome Premier Homes Realty will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, second homes, investment, luxury, and land deals for the areas of Humble, Lake Houston, Atascocita, Kingwood, Crosby, Porter, Huffman, North Channel, and the surrounding areas of Northeast Houston.

Humble is located 20 minutes north of Downtown Houston and is home to approximately 20,000 residents.

Licensed since 1994, Rita has been a longtime top-producing REALTOR® in the Houston area. After nearly ten years of high-volume sales, Rita opened her own brokerage in 2003 – Red Stone Realty LLC.

Under her leadership, she built the brokerage with talented agents to see annual sales in excess of $25 million. Additionally, Keyvan also opened a mortgage company, 1st Community Mortgage Group, concurrent with the opening of the real estate brokerage. The mortgage company was just as successful with more than $20 million in volume annually.

During the recession in the late 2000’s, Houston and surrounding areas were hit extremely hard. Pivoting to adjust to the market conditions, Rita agreed to take over as the Sales Manager for the local Humble Century 21 brokerage, while still actively producing as a selling REALTOR®. Managing 20 agents, Rita guided the brokerage to a very productive office in the midst of an extremely challenging financial time for the state of Texas.

In 2013, Rita went back to running her own brokerage. Changing the brokerage name to Premier Homes, she grew the company to 1o REALTORS® and a large portfolio of listings. But Rita knew she needed more to provide to her agents.

“At the end of 2017, I was approached by several local franchisees about merging with their companies,” said Rita. “I really didn’t have any interest in doing that. I personally went out to seek what was available out there to provide more value for our agents.”

After doing her own research and sharing the info with Keyvan, the Zarghamis reached out to NextHome and spoke with NextHome’s VP of Sales, Charis Moreno.

“I was really excited about the NextHome franchise and what the company had to offer Premier Homes,” she added. “I continued to research other companies, but all roads led back to NextHome.”

Rita says the NextHome Premier Realty difference stems from the company’s five core values: Spiritual, Family, Business, Financial, and Personal.

“We truly treat our clients as people and not just a sale,” said Rita. “We want to build deep relationships with the families in our community. Our agents are client-focused and hold the highest standards. Ethics and honesty are key to earning the trust of our clients and community.”

When not selling real estate, Rita and Keyvan look forward to spending time with their family. They have three children – daughter Akila, and two sons – Jeremiah and Keyvan Keyanoosh. They also have five grandchildren – Joshua, Jacob, Isabela, Kaiden, and Jackson.

Rita loves to cook for the family, while Keyvan is a Corvette enthusiast and attends as many car shows as possible.

Please join us in congratulating Rita, Keyvan, Virgie, and the rest of the team at NextHome Premier Homes Realty on the opening of their new NextHome office in Humble, TX!

 

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 opens new office in San Antonio, Texas

NextHome opens new office in San Antonio, Texas

Tomas Landin
Tomas Landin

Pleasanton, CA — July 10, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Leading Edge Realty. The brokerage represents the 19th location opened in the state of Texas for the NextHome franchise.

The office will be owned and operated by top-producing broker Tomas (Tom) Landin.

NextHome Leading Edge Realty will provide real estate services to buyers and sellers such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, investment, luxury, leases, and land deals for areas of Bulverde, Boerne, Universal City, Live Oak, New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, Lockhart, San Marcos, and the remainder of the San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan area. Additionally, the company will provide services in both English and Spanish.

Located in the central part of Texas, San Antonio is the second most populated city in the state with more than 2.4 million residents within the metropolitan area. From 2000-2010, San Antonio was one of the ten fastest growing cities in the United States.

Before real estate, Tom lived with his wife, Lourdes Aguilar, in California during the 1990’s. It was during his time in California when the couple bought their first home. It was the purchasing experience that had Tom frustrated by the process and he knew there should have been a better way.

“When we bought our house, we thought we would be represented much better than we were by our real estate professional,” said Tom. “When we relocated to Texas in 1994, not having proper representation when we bought it posed some challenges for us during the resale.”

“I’m originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico and the way we sell homes there is very different from the United States, so I really researched the U.S. way of selling homes,” he added.

In 1998, Tom started his real estate career part time with a local independent brokerage, while helping his parents’ advertising company. Assisting in the sales and graphic design with the company, he picked up a lot of experience with marketing and consumer relations.

In 2008, Tom decided to pursue real estate full time with a focus on commercial real estate. He connected with a 35-year veteran in commercial real estate who became his mentor. She encouraged Tom to receive his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

“As a CCIM, I really gained a lot of knowledge in the field which, in turn, allowed me to serve my clients at a high level,” said Tom. “I enjoyed learning more about my industry, so I continued with my designations.”

In addition to the CCIM, Tom also attained his Accredited Buyers Representation (ABR) and Broker Price Opinion Resource (BPOR) designations.

Thinking back to his poor experience as a home buyer in California, Tom decided to add residential sales to his suite of services provided for his clients. He wanted to provide proper representation to buyers and sellers.

In 2012, he opened Landin Realtors, which was a full-service residential brokerage. One year later, he brought on his first agent – a 20-year real estate veteran.

In 2017, Tom looked to add more real estate services to provide to his clientele. As a detailed researcher, Tom found NextHome to be the company that would allow his business to flourish.

“I was strictly a referral-based business, so I was looking for a solution to help me gain new market share,” said Tom. “NextHome’s platform was exactly what I needed to gain new clients.”

On a personal note, Tom and Lourdes have been married for 31 years and have two daughters – Natalia (age 20), a college student, and Madeleine (age 14) who will be starting her first year of high school in the fall.

Please join us in congratulating Tom and the rest of the team at NextHome Leading Edge Realty on the opening of their new NextHome office in San Antonio, TX!

 

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 CORE Realty launches in Lubbock, Texas

NextHome CORE Realty launches in Lubbock, Texas

Tim and Janet Garrett
Tim and Janet Garrett

Pleasanton, CA – February 15, 2018- NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome CORE Realty. The brokerage represents the 16th location opened in the state of Texas and the 250th franchised location overall for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Lubbock, the company will be owned and operated by real estate broker Tim Garrett, along with his wife Janet. Tim is the broker of record and will handle the day-to-day operations for the company, while Janet will handle all administrative responsibilities for the brokerage.

NextHome CORE Realty will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, multi-family properties, new construction, luxury, and land sales to the areas of Lubbock, Wolfforth, Idalou, Slaton, and the remainder of Lubbock County.

With a population of nearly 300,000 in the Lubbock metropolitan area, the city of Lubbock is known as the “Hub of the South Plains.” Two little known facts about the area are that more cotton is grown in West Texas than anywhere in the world and that there are more music venues per capita than anywhere in Texas – including Austin.

Licensed since 1984, Tim brings more than three decades of real estate experience to the NextHome franchise. Spending the last 22 years with WestMark Realtors in Lubbock, Tim was minority owner, office manager and in charge of the day-to-day operations of the 85-agent brokerage.

Janet entered real estate in 2012 after a career as a grade school teacher. As Tim’s business grew to the point of needing help, Janet stepped in and provided the assistance needed to retain the high level of service to their clients.

In mid-2017, Tim and Janet felt that it was time to go out on their own and start their real estate company. They began looking and researching about franchises when they came upon the NextHome franchise.

“As we looked into NextHome, we found many of the core beliefs of the franchise aligned with our core beliefs,” recalled Tim. “Once we decided to move forward, we felt the name NextHome CORE Realty was perfect for what we believe in and the company that we became a part of.”

Tim describes their brokerage as having four CORE principles: Trust, Integrity, High-Level Marketing, and Creating Friends and Clients for Life.

In addition to real estate sales, Tim gives back to the real estate industry. With more than 25 years in volunteer REALTOR® leadership, Tim has served as the Chair for every committee at the Lubbock Association of REALTORS® and in 1997, he served as President for the Association.

Tim currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Texas Association of REALTORS® – representing over 120,000 REALTORS®.

Tim and Janet have been married seven years and have a blended family of four children – daughters Tiffany (age 26), Baylee (19), Darcy (16), and one son, Storm (20).

The couple love to travel and Lubbock is a perfect location to accommodate their interest in traveling. The city’s proximity to various destinations in Texas is known for being “halfway to everywhere.”

Please join us in congratulating Tim, Janet and the rest of the team at NextHome CORE Realty on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in Lubbock, TX!

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 Realty Advisors launches in Texarkana, Texas

NextHome Realty Advisors launches in Texarkana, Texas

Karen and Lee Hammonds
Karen and Lee Hammonds

Pleasanton, CA — January 16, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Realty Advisors. The brokerage represents the 15th location opened in Texas for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Texarkana, the company will be owned and operated by husband and wife and business partners, Lee and Karen Hammonds. Karen will also serve as broker of record for the company.

NextHome Realty Advisors 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, veteran/military relocation assistance, lakefront properties, and commercial services to the areas of Texarkana, Nash, Wake Village, Redwater, Maud, Simms, Hooks, New Boston, De Kalb, Atlanta, Queen City, and all other communities in Bowie County, Texas. The brokerage will also provide real estate services to regions of Arkansas such as the cities of Hope, Ashdown, Foreman and other areas of Miller and Little River Counties.

Texarkana received its name because of the city’s proximity to both the Texas and Arkansas state lines.

As a young adult, Karen opened her own beauty salon at the young age of 20 years old. After growing her salon business for the next eight years, she purchased her first home. Going through the process of buying a home was not only interesting, but something Karen found as an opportunity to change careers from the demands of a salon owner.

Getting her real estate license in 1999, she started as an agent at a local independent brokerage in De Kalb, Texas. In her very first year in the business, Karen sold 20 homes. A lot of her previous business ownership experience prior to real estate proved to be valuable when it came to marketing and systematizing her real estate business.

Steadily growing her real estate business over the next 10 years, Karen saw annual sales of more than 70 homes annually. She credits her success to hard work and understanding and catering to the needs of the client above all else.

“My business philosophy is to be a solutions-based agent who provides guidance to helping someone find the right home,” said Karen. “It’s about being honest and never forcing someone to make any decision they are not comfortable with. As a full-service REALTOR®, I take pride in being a resource that my clients can count on to give them the right expert advice in what can sometimes be a very stressful process.”

Also licensed since 1999, Lee has been a business entrepreneur for his entire adult life. In 2007, Lee started his own pest control company. Then two years later, purchased a competing pest company – Rid-X Pest Control – and merged the two companies which quickly increased sales and service.

In 2011, Karen stepped away from real estate sale to join Lee helping him with his pest control company and over the next five years, they grew to one of the largest and most-respected pest control companies in the region.

In 2016, Karen wanted to return to real estate, but realized that many real estate companies lacked a broker who would be able to assist agents in growing their business. Instead of returning to the industry and working for another brokerage, Karen attained her broker’s license and decided to go out on her own.

“By becoming NextHome Realty Advisors, our company focuses on being the resource center in our community,” said Karen. “We want to be the company that not only shows professionalism, but also provides high-level technology, listing syndication, increased communication with our sellers and be a local business our city can be proud of.”

“In addition, we want to offer agents a company that will help with training, guidance, support and flexible commission options that allow agents to grow in their real estate career,” she added.

In 2017, Lee moved from the pest control business to real estate sales to work alongside his wife.

“He’s always been a people person and is great at building relationships with his clients,” said Karen. “He’s naturally personable and his early success in full-time real estate sales is a reflection of his hard work and the way he connects with people.”

Not only are the Hammondses involved in their community through real estate, but also in volunteer work to help those less fortunate in the Texarkana area.

Karen donates her time to the Altrusa of Texarkana – an organization committed to social services to those in need. This will be Karen’s third year on the Board of Directors of the organization and she will serve as the 2018 Secretary.

Together for more than 20 years, the Hammondses have two children from previous relationships who have grown up together since they were two years old.

“The kids are only five days apart in age, so it’s been like raising twins,” said Karen with a laugh.

Aaron (23 years old) was in the Air Force and has just returned home. He will be starting fire school and intends to pursue a career as a firefighter. Lauren (23) graduated from Henderson State University with a degree in Graphic Design and works for a software company in Denver, Colorado.

Please join us in congratulating Karen, Lee and the rest of the team at NextHome Realty Advisors on the opening of their NextHome office in Texarkana, TX!

 

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 Legends Realty opens office in San Angelo, Texas

NextHome Legends Realty opens office in San Angelo, Texas

(From left) Rick Hanby and Will Barnes
(From left) Rick Hanby and Will Barnes

Pleasanton, CA — January 5, 2018  NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Legends Realty. The brokerage represents the 14th location opened in Texas for the NextHome franchise.

Based in San Angelo, the company will be owned and operated by business partners Rick Hanby and Will Barnes. NextHome Legends Realty will provide real estate services such as single family residential sales, first-time home buyers, multi-family properties, land and ranch sales, military and veteran relocation, and investment sales to the areas of San Angelo, Christoval, Wall, Grape Creek, and the remainder of Tom Green County.

Located in the center of the state of Texas, San Angelo is home to just over 110,000 residents. The city has a large military and veteran presence with Goodfellow Air Force Base being a central part of the community.

Barnes started his real estate career in 2008 with a local independent real estate brokerage with the intention to fix and flip properties part time. After selling 15 houses in his first year as a part-time agent, he transitioned to full time in 2011 and has been a top producer ever since – selling more than $7 million in volume annually.

Hanby started his career in 2012 when he opened Hanby Realty. A top-producing broker himself, Hanby sells more than $6 million annually.

After meeting Barnes at the Texas REALTORS® Leadership Program (TRLP), Hanby knew he wanted to work with him.

“I really found Will to be a right fit to work alongside me,” said Hanby. “But he insisted on having a brokerage that provided real value to an agent. After doing research, only NextHome fit what Will and I had been looking for.”

“NextHome Legends Realty is a brokerage where the customer gets a much better experience than your average real estate office,” said Barnes. “With our technology platform and all the services we can provide our clients, it really makes a difference in getting top dollar for our client’s listings.”

Local agents have taken notice, as well. Since opening the brokerage’s doors 60 days ago, the business partners have grown the company to seven associates.

Not just REALTORS®, Barnes and Hanby give back to the community too.

Barnes is in his third year on the Board of Directors for the San Angelo Association of REALTORS®. Hanby was the 2017 Chair for the Community Enrichment Committee for the San Angelo Association of REALTORS®, and also served on the MLS and Strategic Planning Committees.

Hanby also sits on the Construction Board of Appeals for the City of San Angelo.

When not selling real estate, Barnes and Hanby focus on family.

Hanby and his wife, Michelle, have been married for seven years. The couple have three children between the two of them – daughters Catherine (age 24), Christina (age 22), and Scarlett (age 3). Hanby enjoys playing poker and rehabbing properties.

Barnes has been married for 13 years to his wife, Tammy. They have three children – son Hayden (age 11) and twin girls Presley and Ella (age 8). Barnes is an avid basketball player and is the basketball coach for Hayden’s youth league. He also is the Sunday school teacher at his local church for 3rd/4th grade.

Please join us in congratulating Rick, Will and the rest of the team at NextHome Legends Realty on the opening of their NextHome office in San Angelo, TX!

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 1st Choice Realty opens in Magnolia, Texas

NextHome 1st Choice Realty opens in Magnolia, Texas

Shelley Galloway
Shelley Galloway

Pleasanton, CA— December 27, 2017  NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome 1st Choice Realty. The brokerage represents the 13th location opened in Texas for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Magnolia, the company will be owned and operated by REALTOR® Shelley Galloway. NextHome 1st Choice Realty will provide real estate services such as single family residential sales, first-time home buyers, land sales, relocation, veteran purchases, commercial sales and leasing, and new construction sales to the areas of Magnolia, Montgomery, Plantersville, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Spring, Conroe, and the remainder of the Montgomery County.

Located in the Northwest Houston area, the city of Magnolia is home to just under 2,000 residents. This Montgomery County city was named after the many magnolia trees that grew in the area.

Galloway started her real estate career in 2000 and started at a local small independent real estate brokerage. After four years selling homes, she stepped away from residential real estate sales and moved to selling large franchised daycares, home health care facilities and manufacturing companies.

In 2009, the national real estate market hit record lows, causing hundreds of thousands of real estate professionals, like Galloway, to adjust and pivot into a different market. Over the next eight years, she moved over to executive sales working for a firm before returning to real estate in 2017.

“My husband and I own a water well company and over the past few years, many of the homeowners we worked with were beginning the process of selling their homes,” said Galloway. “Many of these homeowners didn’t have a REALTOR® to work with. It was the perfect opportunity for me to return to my passion of real estate.”

After weighing her options of a brokerage that she could work at, Galloway decided to not join a brokerage, but rather open her own real estate company.

“I initially had no interest in opening a franchised brokerage,” recalls Galloway. “But after finding out more about the NextHome model, I spoke with my broker-of-record and business partner, Jon Elliot, and told him to check out the franchise. We were both sold on what the company had to offer.”

“NextHome 1st Choice Realty will be a brokerage where agents will have a great, supportive work environment where everyone is treated equally,” said Galloway. “I want to provide the support that allows our agents to earn more and provide more for their families.”

Galloway not only sells homes in Magnolia and the surrounding area, but donates her time helping the community. She has spent time helping at the Montgomery County Food Bank providing resources to the those in need.

Please join us in congratulating Shelley, Jon, and the rest of the team at NextHome 1st Choice Realty on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in Magnolia, TX!

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.