Transforming real estate through our progressive suite of services.

We stand behind the one-of-a-kind innovations in branding, technology, and marketing we’re so proud to offer. Standing behind these is a leadership team that’s every bit as responsive and adaptive, tested and proven. Our diverse backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives add to NextHome in all the best ways.

Industry leaders as individuals, a unified voice for the future

Our leadership team is recognized time and again, as sought-after speakers and with awards ranging from the Power 200 list to the Seven Most Interesting People in Real Estate. We come to this business from all sides: technology to portal, broker to brokerage, buyer to seller, but always, humans over houses.
Chief Executive officer

James Dwiggins

James Dwiggins is the chief executive officer of NextHome, Inc. He’s third-generation in real estate—his grandmother and grandfather, father and mother all in the business. James brings to the table a sharp, innovative, and forward-focused vision. He’s been in the real estate franchise business since 2006, originally joining Realty World Northern California & Nevada as director of technology and strategy, where he was promoted to vice president five years later. In May 2014, he cofounded NextHome (with Tei Baishiki) and ran both brands until 2020, when Realty World International acquired the region back. In January 2015, James (and Tei) launched NextHome as an independent national real estate franchise.

Prior to joining Realty World, James cofounded—also with Tei, a decades-proven partnership—VREO, Inc. developer of groundbreaking enterprise-level internet applications for agents and brokers. VREO pioneered biometric signature software for paperless transactions and garnered numerous industry accolades, including the coveted Inman Innovator Award for its breakthrough technologies. Previously, James cofounded USA Virtual Tours, which he helped to grow nationally until its acquisition in 2001.

James speaks regularly and is a frequent media expert on real estate and other cross-industry franchise and technology advancements. He has received multiple awards, including as a “futurist” and “trailblazer” by RISMedia, and, most recently (2021) on the Swanepoel Power 200 list and in Franchise Business Review as the leader of the number-one real estate franchise (and number-one across industries) in owner satisfaction.

Originally from San Luis Obispo, James grew up playing soccer and went on to join the California state championship team. He studied business and criminal law at Cuesta College. Today, he loves riding horses and racing cars—he met Tei, who he went on to work with for over 20 years, drag racing on a Friday night when they were both teenagers. NextHome is their third company together.

Chief operating officer

Tei Baishiki

Tei Baishiki is the chief operating officer of NextHome, Inc. He oversees corporate operations and the innovation and implementation of new technologies that give our network the edge to stay ahead of the competition. He has been in the franchise business since 2008, when he first worked with NextHome CEO James Dwiggins at Realty World Northern California & Nevada. As chief technology officer there, Tei led the establishment and oversight of an in-house team of software engineers, web designers, and IT administrators. He directed strategic technology initiatives, infrastructure and application roadmaps before being promoted to chief operating officer in 2011, taking on all operating aspects of the company. In May 2014, he and James finalized the funding of NextHome, Inc., and purchased the Master License Agreement to Realty World Northern California & Northern Nevada, which was later acquired by Realty World, International.

Prior to joining Realty World, Tei and James cofounded VREO, Inc. There, as CTO and eventually CEO, Tei led the strategic planning of all operations including infrastructure and application development, and overall direction of technology initiatives. He was responsible for the design of DeepGreen Financial’s fully-automated client generation and loan processing platform, which handled more than $800 million in volume, and the launch of the original Realty World enterprise platform, which won the 2004 Inman Innovator Award for best real estate brokerage application. Tei is widely recognized as a leader in the residential real estate brokerage industry, including his placement on the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) list for 2020.

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Tei studied mechanical engineering before transitioning into business at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He grew up building street rod automobiles with his father and has a passion for motorcycles—both interests he enjoys passing down to his son Drew, and both interests that call for a deep level of attention to detail that he thrives on applying to his work at NextHome.

Chief Strategy officer

Keith Robinson

Keith Robinson is the chief strategy officer for NextHome, Inc. He develops and oversees the implementation of key strategic business relationships to further our national growth. Keith has an extensive background in real estate, including experience in national business strategy, operations, sales training, recruitment, motivation, and effective marketing. His collaborative approach fosters the development of successful, long-term results-driven partnerships for NextHome members.

Before joining NextHome, Keith operated Prosper Marketing Inc. as the chief strategic officer. Previously, he was the COO of Better Homes & Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, the nation’s 19th-largest real estate company, where he oversaw operations for 35 offices and more than 1,300 REALTORS®. His business acumen is also built on earlier experience as a consultant at SmartZip, as a vice president at North Point Real Estate Investment Services, and a team leader for Keller Williams Real Estate.

Keith was born and raised in Oakland, California, and holds a BA in business administration from Missouri Southern (go Lions!). He had worked with nearly everyone on the NextHome senior management team before coming to join them, following the old “If you can’t beat them” adage. His greatest accomplishment by far is being the father of daughter Reese.

Vice President of sales

Charis Moreno

Charis Moreno is the vice president of sales for NextHome, Inc., and is responsible for the company’s growth and national expansion. Her deep understanding of how technology can be applied to helping brokers and agents become more productive and successful in today’s real estate environment is one of the many reasons our company, and our franchisees, are growing so quickly. She’s been in the real estate industry since 2003.

Before joining NextHome, Charis spent five and a half years as the senior manager of strategic partnerships at Trulia, where she oversaw all broker and franchisor relationships for the western half of the U.S. She was responsible for growing sales and maintaining a book of business that included more than 400 major brokerages and thousands of agents. Prior to joining Trulia in 2009, Charis was the vice president of inside sales for REALTOR.com, where she grew and led a team of seven managers with more than 150 sales representatives. Charis regularly speaks at local, regional, and national real estate conferences, sits on various industry panels, and hosts webinars on how to effectively leverage technology to be more productive and connect with consumers.

Charis was born in Houston, but later moved to a small town in southeast Texas, where she ran track and cross-country and played softball. She worked as a nanny and at the Dairy Queen, and, while still in high school, received her CNA certification through her work at a nursing home. From an early age she’s loved helping people and learning how to triage situations, and she sees real estate in a similar way. (We just triage differently.) Charis went on to serve four years in the U.S. Navy, which ultimately led her to California, where she attended Moorpark Junior College. She has known James and Tei since 2008; they were her clients at Trulia. Charis met Keith, also a Trulia client, shortly after. She now lives in Southern California with her husband of over 23 years and their two daughters.

Vice President of Learning and Development

Jim Fischetti

Jim Fischetti is the Vice President of Learning and Development for NextHome, Inc. His signature mix of empathy, experience, and motivational power inspire NextHomies to achieve their goals, while having a little fun along the way.

Jim brings almost four decades in high-performance real estate to his role coaching and training NextHome’s brokers, owners, and agents. Jim develops leaders so that they can, in turn, change their corner of the world.

Jim has spent his career transforming struggling brokerages into their region’s highest achievers, coaching, speaking, and authoring best-selling books.

While running the Northeast Region for a national franchise (including Pennsylvania, Delaware, and South Jersey), Jim increased production from just over $4 Billion in annual sales to just under $13 Billion in four years. His people-first approach to business and leadership more than doubled his region’s 4,150-associate count and grew individual franchisees profits by more than 300% in four years. In addition, he created a popular franchise launching system that remains a benchmark of excellence today.

Jim embodies NextHome’s Humans Over Houses approach to business. Those who have worked with Jim know that if he coaches and corrects you, he cares about you.

As his career evolved, Jim became an internationally-certified coach, speaking at numerous franchise conventions to crowds of over 65,000. He has coached 15 of the franchisees on the Real Trends Top 500 in addition to leading the #1 office for an international franchise. A best-selling author, Jim’s book, “Vision to Results: Leadership in Action” was named to the Forbes List of Best Leadership Books of 2019.

Jim is grounded by his faith, family, fitness, and a love of having fun. An enthusiastic Jimmy Buffet fan, Jim has a song lyric to fit any occasion. Outside the office, you might find Jim cheering on the Carolina Panthers, enjoying family time at one of North Carolina’s beautiful beaches, or volunteering as a marriage mentor alongside his wife, Jill.

Jim starts every morning taking a walk with Jill, who has been the love of his life for almost four decades. Jim is the devoted father of a son, a daughter, and a widowed son-in-law. His three grandkids have Papa J wrapped around their little fingers.

Vice President of Operations

Taylor Cannon

Taylor Cannon is the Vice President of Operations for NextHome, Inc. where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the corporate office, as well as system improvements. Working alongside Chief Operating Officer Tei Baishiki, Taylor works closely with NextHome’s hand-selected vendors on product launches and enhancements. 

With exceptional leadership skillset, Taylor manages NextHome’s Member Services, Contract Administration, Franchise Development, Product Trainer, and Data Coordination teams to ensure the highest level of service and training for all franchise members. 

Taylor received her B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, Monterey Bay. She and her family recently relocated back to Monterey where you’ll find her on the weekends at Carmel Beach with her daughter Remi and son Porter.

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Mascot

Luke

Luke is friend, mascot, and brand ambassador of NextHome Inc. He is responsible for being the most loyal companion you’ll ever meet and putting the Frenchie in franchise. He’s orange and bright and widely adopted by NextHomies (and people who steal lawn signs) across the country. He loves real estate as much as we do and is a huge part of our culture. We celebrate his birthday every year on June 15, the day a human named Luke created him at Pentagram. He helps us connect people with their homes, helps connect us with communities across the country and with each other. He warmly reminds us every day that home is where your dog is : )
“I always want to have a direct conversation with anyone considering joining us, where the first thing out of my mouth will be, ‘This is your journey. How can I help you get everything out of this that you’re hoping to get?’”
Charis Moreno​, VP of Sales NextHome

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