NextHome partners with leading wine club company Splash Wines

NextHome partners with leading wine club company Splash Wines

Pleasanton, Calif. — Jan. 16, 2019NextHome, the progressive real estate franchise with consumer-focused branding, technology and marketing, reveals its newest partnership with Splash Wines, a three-generation family-owned wine club company that offers elite wine memberships at best industry value. The partnership stems from NextHome’s effort to expand high-quality resources made available to agents, and the buyers and sellers who work closely with them.

As a forward-thinking franchise in the real estate industry, NextHome promises to pursue opportunities and explore new ventures that enable its members with proper tools needed for ultimate agent success. Moreover, as a consumer-centric brand, NextHome ensures buyers and sellers alike are able to benefit from its services.

“At NextHome, we want our agents to succeed. That means as a franchise, it is our responsibility to help our members build connections with the people in their communities and equip them with the proper tools, resources and products,” said James Dwiggins, CEO of NextHome. “Furthermore, aligning with consumer-focused companies like Splash Wines allows us to impeccably work toward the overall goal of excellent customer service.”

As a partner of NextHome, Splash Wines will offer agents the Real Splash Partnership (RSP), a service package that includes a free membership, along with top-tier wine at 50 percent below retail price and free shipping to any location desired – from a customer’s address to a NextHome office. Splash Wines will also offer personalized NextHome branded stickers on every bottle, options for every price-point bottle, from French Champagne to affordable reds, exclusive cases with access to all of Splash Wine’s every day low prices – all with superior customer service at top-of-mind.

“The business of real estate is nothing new. However, that hasn’t stopped NextHome from being an innovator in the industry and driving a whole new level of focus on the consumer, becoming one of the fastest growing real estate franchises in the country,” said Splash Wines CEO Rob Imeson. “It is this customer-driven spirit that makes the partnership a slam dunk for Splash Wines, which has revolutionized the online wine industry. We are excited to see this program grow.”

The partnership is geared toward real estate professionals, allowing them to strengthen and continue relationships with new and existing buyers and sellers. With consumers at the core of the franchise, Splash Wines is another component to NextHome that reinforces how the brand connects and resonates with clients.

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NextHome expands in Alabama with NextHome Limitless Realty

NextHome expands in Alabama with NextHome Limitless Realty

Stacey Smith

Pleasanton, CA — January 16, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Limitless Realty. The brokerage represents the fourth office location opened in the state of Alabama for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be led by broker/owner Stacey Smith and she will handle all day-to-day operations of the five-agent company.

Located equal distance between Huntsville and Birmingham, the Cullman-based brokerage will focus on helping clients throughout Cullman County including the cities of Cullman, Vinemont, Decatur, Falkville, Hartselle, Holly Pond, Fairview, Addison, West Point, Bremen, Crane Hill, and Smith Lake.

NextHome Limitless Realty will handle all types of residential property sales such as first-time home buyers, investors, farms and land, military and veterans assistance and all forms of residential sales of 1-4 units.

Before leaving in 2015 to sell real estate, Stacey taught for five years in the local county school system.

Although she was starting as a REALTOR®, Stacey had spent more than 20 years fixing and flipping real estate properties with her husband of 25 years, Jonathan. Building a successful investment property business, it was a friend who was a real estate broker who finally convinced Stacey to become an agent.

Stacey chose to start at MarMac Real Estate in Decatur, AL. In her first two years, Stacey built a strong business model that reached multi-million dollar sales volume annually – even more impressive with average home sales price under $150,000.

In 2017, Stacey moved to New Beginnings Real Estate in Cullman, AL where she incorporated more technology into her business. This development of her business saw her reach new heights. In 2018, Stacey sold 45 transactions for $5.7 million in sales volume.

Although she was happy with her sales, it was a connection with an agent on the other side of a transaction that sparked her interest in opening her own brokerage.

“I was able to meet Sharon McMichael when she represented a client on the other side of the transaction with me,” said Stacey. “As the co-owner of NextHome Southern Realty, I was able to research and find out more about what NextHome could offer. With my interest in providing more technology to my clients, it made sense to partner with NextHome when I opened my own company.”

When Stacey opened the doors of NextHome Limitless Realty, she reinforced her commitment to holding a high standard of agents at her brokerage and made sure they represented professionalism within their community.

“We want agents to know that if they are looking for a company that embraces technology and encourages constant education, NextHome Limitless Realty is a company to consider,” said Stacey.

Stacey not only gives to her agents and clients, but to her local community as well. Her volunteer work includes volunteering at Temple Baptist Church where she donates time serving at the church’s coffee shop, Common Grounds. The shop raises money to provide funds for church missions. Stacey has been on missions herself, with visits overseas in the Philippines. Stacey is planning another mission in 2019 to Israel.

When not selling real estate, Stacey enjoys playing on her local softball team. She is an avid reader and tries to go fishing as much as possible.

Stacey and Jonathan have two children – Savannah (age 23) and Maverick (20).

Savannah is an author with her book Limitless, a 60-day devotional. She is currently working on a children’s book which will be published soon. Maverick is the owner of a bulldozer and construction company.

Please join us in congratulating Stacey and the rest of the team at NextHome Limitless Realty on their NextHome office location in Cullman, AL!

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

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome launches full-service insurance offering through premier partner Gateway Insurance Group, Inc.

NextHome launches full-service insurance offering through premier partner Gateway Insurance Group, Inc.

Pleasanton, CA — January 8, 2019 — NextHome, the progressive real estate franchise with consumer-focused branding, technology and marketing, announces its exclusive partnership with Gateway Insurance Group, Inc., a contemporary insurance agency that advocates for practicality and protection, set on providing buyers and sellers with excellent service across all of their insurance needs.

Through this strategic partnership with Gateway Insurance Group, Inc., NextHome franchise members will be able to offer their clients a diverse portfolio of world-class insurance products. Same as NextHome, Gateway Insurance Group, Inc. is committed to providing an exceptional experience from beginning to end, crafting the ideal coverage package based on the person’s individual needs.

“We are thrilled to be connected with the network of professionals at NextHome,” said Shane Westhoelter, founder and CEO of Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc. and Gateway Insurance Group, Inc. “As a business owner myself, I know the value of personalized service, customized advice, and people who take pride in what they provide. Gateway Insurance Group, Inc. is excited to be the one-stop insurance partner for NextHome.”

“All of us at NextHome are looking forward to launching this new venture with Gateway Financial,” added Imran Poladi, Vice President of NextHome. “I have personally known Shane for some time now and the business he and his team have built is simply fantastic. We are extremely excited and ready to roll out this business relationship to all of our NextHome members throughout the nation.”

The seamless partnership is geared toward real estate professionals, allowing them to offer their buyers and sellers more practical solutions out of one place. The agents will be able to provide clients with convenience and custom insurance strategies that go beyond the monotonous simplicity of policy buying. With Gateway Insurance Group, Inc. as the premier provider of home and auto insurance, clients working with a NextHome agent will have peace-of-mind in knowing they have a tailored plan that suits their current situation and budget.

“The level of service Gateway Insurance Group, Inc. provides their clients sets the standard in their industry,” said James Dwiggins, CEO of NextHome. “Their personalized approach to insurance will allow NextHome agents and brokers to deliver great value to their buyers and sellers long after the transaction has ended.”

“We pride ourselves on our history of excellent service,” added Aprilyn Chavez-Geissler, First Executive Vice President of Gateway Insurance Group, Inc. “Gateway customers have entrusted us with their home, auto, and life insurance and we are thankful for the opportunity to help them take the ‘IF’ out of life. We are excited to bring our insurance and financial planning expertise to the NextHome network.”

Once the client has established a relationship with Gateway Insurance Group, Inc. they may wish to engage Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc. as a wealth management and financial planning partner. “We find that many clients who entrust their insurance solutions to Gateway Insurance Group, Inc. make the natural transition to continuing the conversation around finances and Quality Life Planning™ with Gateway Financial Advisors, Inc.,” added Westhoelter.

To commemorate the new partnership, Gateway Insurance Group, Inc. will be a Diamond Sponsor at the 2019 NextHome Conference in Las Vegas.

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About NextHome, Inc.

NextHome, Inc. is an independently owned national franchisor with a focus on changing the way consumers work with local agents and shop for real estate online. It owns the NextHome and Realty World Northern California & Northern Nevada franchise networks with over 440 offices and more than 3,400 agents. The company closes over 17,000 transactions annually worth over $5B in volume. For additional information, visit


About Gateway Insurance Group, Inc.

Since 1990, Gateway Insurance Group, Inc. has established itself as a leader in the insurance industry. Currently, Gateway Companies provides insurance and financial services to over 75,000 households. For additional information, call 858.428.3929 or email


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NextHome Space opens in Northern California

NextHome Space opens in Northern California

Harpal Burmhi

Pleasanton, CA — January 8, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Space. The brokerage represents the 63rd office location opened in the state of California for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be led by broker/owner Harpal Burmhi and he will handle all day-to-day operations for the company.

The Fremont-based brokerage will focus on helping clients throughout the Bay Area and the Greater Silicon Valley region. Cities include Fremont, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Campbell, Milpitas, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy.

NextHome Space will handle first-time home buyers, move up buyers, investors, condos and townhouses, and all forms of residential sales of 1-4 units.

Coming from a background of engineering, Harpal was first licensed in 2004 and started with an independent brokerage before moving on to a nationally franchised office.

Doing very well in sales, Harpal decided to go out on his own in 2013 when he launched his brokerage, BA Better Homes. Selling up to $10 million yearly, Harpal has been a top producer in the area for several years.

In 2018, Harpal was looking to connect with a franchise that allowed him to streamline business and create an easier way for him to deliver services to his clients.

“Once I found NextHome, I saw that the company provided just what I was looking for,” said Harpal. “With my history in the engineering world, I like systems and thoroughness. NextHome was a perfect fit for my style of how I work with my clients.”

When not selling real estate, Harpal and his wife of 31 years, Jagdeep, enjoy volunteering time at their local temple, the Fremont Sikh Temple. Jagdeep will be joining NextHome Space as a REALTOR® this year.

The couple has two daughters. Nimerta (27 years old) who recently completed medical school and will begin working as a doctor this upcoming May. Raveena (22) is a student at San Jose State University as a business major.

Please join us in congratulating Harpal and the rest of the team at NextHome Space on their brand new NextHome office location in Fremont, CA!

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

What’s YOUR Resolution for the New Year?

Charis Moreno and her favorite humans

“I love New Years for so many reasons, but mostly because it becomes a new starting point and makes you feel like you can hit the ‘reset’ button and start over to create a new beginning! It allows us to reflect on all the pain, failure, and loss but it also gives the opportunity to recognize that we survived and are stronger than we were before. It can also allow you to put into perspective what truly matters and not to dwell on the things you cannot change while reaffirming that those failures and losses really do not define you or your future. If you are lucky enough to have another year, then you have an opportunity to refocus and conquer new goals, see new places, make new connections, and appreciate what you already have achieved no matter how big or small!

Looking back on my 2018 resolutions I am proud of what I have accomplished and as I look towards 2019 my resolutions remain similarly focused:

  • Continue to keep my family in first position. If I have learned anything this year, it is that what doesn’t get done today will still be there tomorrow.
  • Minimizing the noise in my life and learning to slow down a bit and enjoy the quiet and calmness of what life can bring.
  • Reading more! I love to read, but I do not allow myself to take the time. This year, I will calendar it and hold myself accountable.
  • Run my first marathon since 2013. That was the year that ended my ability to run. It is time to get back on the road and in the hills to give me the escape that I so desperately miss.

2018 will end as one of the hardest years filled with much loss, devastation, and for many – total loss. This year I learned how to ask for help, lean on others more, and appreciate the power of friendship. It is important to never forget those no longer with us and be there for those who are rebuilding and learning to cope with the ugly parts life throws our way. I have been reminded that Faith, Friendship, and Love are the true ingredients of life and no amount of money or things can provide you the happiness you seek.  

Happy New Year to you and yours and remember this… No matter how different we are or how different our views are we all have the freedom to be happy, to show respect, and know that our differences are what makes our world such a beautiful and wonderful place to be a part of! Cheers to an amazing 2019 because what comes NEXT is up to you to decide!”

~ Charis Moreno

Vice President of Sales, NextHome

Mr. and Mrs. Imran Poladi

“2018 was a year for the books! Getting married… New role within the company… and all those press releases that I wrote. Whew!

Seeing the growth of this company I love has been such a wonderful journey. Every day, I feel like I’m doing work with purpose. Professionally, I’m looking to give my heart and soul into this company and having it not only grow in numbers and in sales but to make NextHome a household name that will be well known all over the country. I plan on ramping up my speaking career once again after purposely taking the past 18 months to be off stage.

Personally, I plan on enjoying my newlywed status and being the very best husband I can be. I also plan on taking time to enjoy personal hobbies such as tournament poker and sports memorabilia.

2019 is going to be a great year!”

~ Imran Poladi

Vice President, NextHome

Keith Robinson smiling with his daughter, Reese

“2019 for me will be less about resolutions and more about developing habits. 14% of people who have a heart attack have no significant change around diet and exercise one year later. They almost died and that wasn’t enough to get them to change their behavior. Cliff Notes – resolutions, goals, change is really hard and takes tremendous focus. I am going to keep it really simple this year.

Professional Resolution: I want to launch a Professional Development Mastermind in my local community for any/all entrepreneurs and business owners. It’s a way I can give back, be inspired and develop deeper friendships.

Personal: I have a favorite hoodie in my closet. I want that hoodie to fit again by the end of 2019.”

~ Keith Robinson

Chief Strategy Officer, NextHome

Amanda Cowles and her fiancee, Jason

“To summarize my biggest accomplishment of 2018, I’ll leave you with a quote:  

‘Let go of who you think you are supposed to be. Embrace who you are.’ – Brene Brown

2018 was a year filled with growth. I practiced being more like me and less like everyone else. With this, I learned a lot about myself that surprised me. I am somebody who stands up for what I believe is right, even when it’s unpopular. I am somebody who gives 110% effort in everything I do, even in tasks I dislike. I am somebody who can be pushed to her limits and not only survive, but thrive. My intentions are good and I lead with my heart in all that I do. When you allow your true self to be, you let the light shine, and that’s exactly what 2018 taught me.

In 2019, I will allow myself to hit a goal. In 2018, every time I came close to achieving a goal, I’d move the target and start focusing on what’s next instead of allowing myself to celebrate and be proud of the accomplishment. Productive? Yes. Exhausting? Absolutely. This year, I will not move my targets. I will set goals, achieve them, celebrate them, and then set a new goal to work towards. 2019 will bring lots of new habits, smiles, and even a new last name! I look forward to updating my signature line to Amanda Martin in 2019!”

~ Amanda Cowles

Franchise Development Coordinator, NextHome

Lauren Jarvis with her loves ones during the holidays

“At the end of every year, I like to look back on all my fun memories and think of the hardships I had to overcome which just reminds me how strong I truly am. 2018 was the year of lessons and mending important relationships. I learned to move on and see the happy side of things and put more focus on those who deserve my time. I learned more about myself in 2018 and realized what should remain in my life and what needed to be cut out. I focused more on work and family and the success in both shows.

NextHome hasn’t stopped growing nationwide as well as in-house. We have an amazing, dedicated, hard-working team that keeps getting more pretty faces added to it. We become more and more successful as the days go by and I just love sitting back and watching it all unfold. We all have had our own individual ways of helping this company grow and I can honestly say that I love my work family. I have never been able to say that about any job I’ve ever had. NextHome is different and I look forward to coming to ‘work’ every day. I can’t wait to see how 2019 treats us and see how fun our conference will be for our members.

As for the personal side of things, I plan on spending an abundance of my time with family. After not being able to see my 14-year-old brother and sister for almost three years, they are finally back in my life and we are closer than we ever were. I plan on making up for lost time with them and being the best big sister I can be to my three brothers and one sister. I plan on continuing to be there for my boyfriend, Joseph and his sister, Amelia. Joseph and I will be celebrating our three-year anniversary this month and I thank my lucky stars every day we walked into each other’s lives when we did. His family and my family are so close and I couldn’t have asked for a better support system. 2019 will be the best year yet. I can already feel it. I have everything I need. A big beautiful family, a nice, safe home, my health, my gorgeous kitty cat, a wonderful, loving relationship with the love of my life, and my second home at work. I can’t wait to see what is in store for me and my family. Whatever it may be, I know I can handle it. 2019 hit me with your best shot!”

~ Lauren Jarvis

Member Services Administrator, NextHome

Sabrina Arnold crushing her fitness goals in 2019

“My goals for 2019 are to continue on my path of Fitness and Healthy Living, I would like to increase the amount of weight that I can lift and continue to build upon the progress I have made over the last few years. I also hope to spend more time volunteering for my favorite non-profit organization, The Taylor Family Foundation, which helps to fund camps for children with life-threatening or life-altering diseases or conditions. I will also be more diligent about donating blood on a regular basis.”

~ Sabrina Arnold

Member Services Administrator, NextHome

Alecia Alvarez spending time with her two sons

“The New Year to me is a time of reflection and an opportunity to start fresh. 2018 was a year full of adventure for my family. My youngest son, Adan, started his first year in high school and was selected to play point guard for the Lodi basketball team. (Go Flames!) My oldest son, Ruben, turned 21 this year (Eeeek!) and has continued to improve on his craft as a barber. For my birthday, I hiked Cataract Falls, one of the toughest and most beautiful trails I have ever seen, full of lush greenery and whimsical waterfalls. We went zip-lining through some redwoods and even kayaked Monterey Bay with the sea otters. In August, we added a Siberian Husky to our family (named Gypsie Moon) and boy, has she been the cutest handful. Then at the end of the year, I completely switched directions in my career and joined the corporate team at NextHome which has proven to be my best decision of 2018.

In 2019, it is my intention to continue to focus on living with an attitude of gratitude and being present in the moment. I cherish the time spent with my family and friends and hope to make the most of every opportunity I have with them. I’m looking forward to building relationships with all of my new NextHome family and continue to grow professionally. I’m also excited for new adventures, trying new things and getting out of my comfort zone. Oh, and I definitely can’t forget to mention all the food and wine I plan on consuming. Nothing brings me joy like a nice glass of wine and a delicious meal. Cheers to a year full of peace, love, good health and happiness!”

~ Alecia Alvarez

Contract Administrator

NextHome Lifestyles is the first office opened in 2019

NextHome Lifestyles is the first office opened in 2019

Mike and Brad Gill

Pleasanton, CA — January 1, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Lifestyles. The brokerage represents the 62nd office location opened in the state of California for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be led by broker/owner/President Brad Gill and his father and Vice President, Mike Gill. Brad will handle all day-to-day operations for the company, while Mike will be focused on land development for the brokerage.

The San Jose based brokerage will focus on helping clients in Santa Clara and the Greater Silicon Valley region. Cities include Palo Alto, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Campbell, Milpitas, Fremont, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy.

NextHome Lifestyles will handle first-time home buyers, move up buyers, investors, luxury properties and listings, land development, condos and townhouses, and all forms of residential sales.

Mike was licensed in 1992 and owned and operated the loan company, Eagle Financial Group. Brad joined his father’s company in 2003 and both worked on the lending side of the business until 2007.

In 2007, Brad worked on the residential side of Eagle Financial and Properties Group, while Mike continued on the loan side until the Gills closed the lending division in 2008.

In 2011, the Gills transitioned the company to the Realty World Northern California and Nevada franchise, converting their company to Realty World – Eagle Properties Group.

As one of the most productive brokerages in the entire franchise, the award-winning brokerage sold upwards of $75 million annually with their group of talented agents.

Brad has been recognized as one of the top agents in the entire region and in 2018, he sold more than $28million in residential real estate.

In 2018, the brokerage sold more than $95 million via 70 transactions – the best numbers in the history of the company.

Brad is excited about the NextHome transition and how the brand speaks to his vision of upping the bar in real estate.

“The connection with the NextHome brand accurately speaks to our beliefs of increasing the value an agent can bring to a client,” said Brad. “NextHome Lifestyles is about embracing company culture where the agent can increase professionalism in a fun, supportive environment. We want to be the brokerage where an agent can be a part of a company that continues to provide world-class service to real estate clients without compromise.”

Brad is not just a leader at his brokerage, but has committed to volunteering in local real estate leadership as well.

Brad has been a part of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCOAR) leadership team since 2010. He has served as Chair for four committees: Young Professionals Network, Finance, Global Business, and Leadership Development. Brad has served on the Board of Directors from 2014-2017 and served as the SCCOAR Treasurer last year.

Please join us in congratulating Brad, Mike and the rest of the team at NextHome Lifestyles on their brand new NextHome office location in San Jose, CA!

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome opens first office in Nebraska

NextHome opens first office in Nebraska

From left to right, Travis Taylor, Teresa Elliott, and Tony Taylor

Pleasanton, CA — December 31, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Signature Real Estate. The brokerage represents the first office location opened in the state of Nebraska for the NextHome franchise.

The company will be led by owners Teresa Elliott and Travis Taylor. Joining them on the leadership team will be Tony Taylor, Janice Klemmensen, and Julie Wilson.

Each member of the leadership team has their official title, as well as one they playfully call themselves within the office.

Omaha born and raised, Teresa is one of the most well-known agents in the city due to her 27 years in real estate. Besides the official title of owner, Travis says she’s a “real estate icon who knows everyone in Omaha.”

Travis is the other brokerage owner and “The Chief of Possibilities.” His husband Tony heads up marketing for the company and is “Coach Extraordinaire.” Janice is the Director of Operations and the “Maestro of Mayhem,” while Julie is the Chief Financial Officer and “The Keeper of the Checkbook.”

The agents at NextHome Signature Real Estate will provide services such as first-time home buyer representation, investor purchases, multi-family purchases and sales, land representation, relocation services, foreclosure and short sales services, real estate design and development, and new construction.

The brokerage will serve clients in both Nebraska and Iowa. In Nebraska, the agents will cover Lincoln, Valley, Ashland, Gretna, Elkhorn, Millard, Papillion, Bennington, Bellevue, and the remainder of the Omaha Metropolitan Area. They will also help residents in the city of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

As one of the most successful agents in Omaha over the past 25 years, Teresa has sold more than 100 transactions annually for more than 20 years. Working her entire career at Prudential (now Berkshire Hathaway), starting the venture with NextHome has been an exciting time for her.

The business relationship between the Taylors and Teresa spans nearly 15 years. Working together on multiple real estate development deals, the trio has an amazing working relationship.

“Teresa exudes positivity and energy and when she walks in a room, you can’t help but smile when you meet her,” said Tony. “Add in the fact that she knows so many people in the community and you have yourself one amazing real estate leader.”

The Taylors partnered with Teresa in late 2017 and the team’s business has continued to roll.

In 2018, the Elliott Team sold 128 transactions to the tune of more than $43 million in volume – making them one of the top teams in the state of Nebraska.

“Working alongside Teresa and the team has been such a wonderful journey thus far,” said Travis. “Tony and I have had the chance to work with her for almost 15 years. It’s been great and with us now becoming NextHome Signature Real Estate, the best is yet to come.”

Interested in more than growing the team and subsequent business, the Taylors and Teresa felt it was time to go out on their own. When they found NextHome, it was a suggestion by Teresa’s longtime real estate colleague and owner of NextHome KU Realty, Keahi Pelayo, that was the additional push that moved them to open their own brokerage.

“We want to provide our clients the high level of service they deserve, while staying in a boutique environment, with full-time educated real estate professionals,” said Tony. “When we found NextHome, we found a company that aligned perfectly with how we thought.”

“We are committed to changing what real estate looks like in Omaha by inviting any agent at any company to come to our training and let’s all raise the bar together,” added Tony.

“I love telling people about our commitment to building strong relationships through personal interaction,” said Teresa. “I’m so proud to own a company where the focus is on the agent having not only a healthy real estate business, but a healthy personal life where our agents know we support them not just in their work life.”

With 24 associates at the company, the business is coming from more than just the Elliott Team.

“Besides the Elliott Team, our brokerage has two other top-producing teams and quite a few successful individual agents,” said Travis.

In 2018, the combined numbers of all NextHome Signature Real Estate exceed 250 transactions and more than $75 million in volume, making them one of the top brokerages in the city.

Please join us in congratulating Teresa, Travis, Tony, Julie, Janice, and the rest of the team at NextHome Signature Real Estate on their brand new NextHome office location!

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome franchise adds another location in Florida

NextHome franchise adds another location in Florida

Pleasanton, CA — December 30, 2018 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Advisors – Bonita Springs Branch.

Owned and operated by business partners, Jason Jakus and Rebecca Krueger Courson, this Bonita Springs-based brokerage will allow the company to provide residential real estate sales to entirely cover the growing real estate corridor from Fort Myers to Naples.

After seeing an increase of over 53% in sales at their Fort Myers location since joining the NextHome franchise, and a successful launch of their Cape Coral office in 2016, Jakus and Krueger Courson made the decision to expand their business into Bonita Springs.

“Our REALTOR® members are achieving record sales, and our office is seeing increased market share as we continue to grow. The NextHome platform allows our REALTORS® to work remotely and more efficiently, and the world-class marketing platform has increased our conversion on listing appointments from 50% to 90%. In our first year with NextHome, we took on 48% more listings than the previous year,” said Jakus.

The growth of NextHome Advisors has been incredible and measurable. With increased productivity, the agents are doing on average seven transactions per year. Exceptional numbers compared to the local Multiple Listing System average of two transactions per agent, per year.

Both Jakus and Krueger Courson indicated that this has been a direct reflection of the NextHome systems, marketing, and training, as well as the unique culture of support and collaboration within the NextHome Advisor’s office.

NextHome Advisors currently has 42 associates servicing all areas from Fort Myers to Bonita Springs. Their company has consistently been ranked as one of the top-producing brokerages in the entire national NextHome franchise.

Krueger Courson began her real estate career in 2006 as a member of Leisure American Realty in Ft. Myers Beach, FL. Her sales career took off immediately due to her commitment to excellent client services, which she honed in her previous career as the Director of Operations of a resort company.

“I was fortunate to have been connected with Leisure American Realty because it allowed me to gain sales experience with traditional sales, as well as new home construction, and resort and second home lifestyles,” said Krueger Courson.

In 2009, Jakus joined Krueger Courson at the firm and began his career in a similar fashion. His high sales numbers were fueled by great client service and skills he gained during his former career as a business consultant and coach for Chicos clothing company.

Shortly after working together at the company, Krueger-Courson and Jakus partnered to form an exceptional team, which they grew to 11 agents.

“We were fortunate that our hard work paid off in building a great team,” added Jakus. “As we grew, we continued to add services to help our agents be productive. We found these independently through various sources.”

While content at their brokerage, they knew they were essentially running their team as a brokerage within their brokerage.

“We enjoyed our time at the company, but we were not branding ourselves and we were often purchasing products our company didn’t provide,” said Kruege Courson. “We knew it was time to really consider opening our own real estate company.”

In 2013, Jakus and Krueger Courson opened Platinum Elite Realty and grew their brokerage to 20 agents. The results were exceptional.

They grew to one of the top-producing brokerages in the area – consistently selling over $11 million in sales volume annually. In 2015, the brokerage was on pace to sell in excess of $16 million.

While operating as a successful independent brokerage, the partners always kept open to the possibility of joining a franchise. Two colleagues who joined NextHome in 2015 – Anand Patel of NextHome Discovery and Vicky Santana of NextHome Santana Real Estate – introduced them to the NextHome franchise.

“After checking out, I was definitely interested in finding out more,” said Krueger Courson. “Everything from the short-term entry option, affordable fee structure, single sign-on (SSO) Intranet, and the crisp, modern look… all of it contributed to Jason and I knowing NextHome was for us.”

“To add a third location in just over three years of starting with us says a lot about the vision and follow through of its leaders,” said NextHome’s Vice President, Imran Poladi. “Rebecca and Jason have been an integral part of the growth of our company and we are so happy to see them continue their success.”

While both Jakus and Krueger Courson are committed to working in the community, both have very different roles.

Krueger Courson oversees the details within the brokerage, helping maintain the high integrity and value of the brokerage for their agents. Pushing productivity and keeping agents focused on their goals are her strengths.

Jakus dedicates many hours to the real estate industry through leadership. In 2014, he served as the Chair for the Florida REALTORS® Business Trends and Technology committee. Additionally, he served as the President of the Greater Ft. Myers & The Beach Association of REALTORS® and Vice President for District 5 for the Florida REALTORS®.

We are proud to see Jason, Rebecca and the rest of the team at NextHome Advisors open their third location!

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome continues expansion in Florida

NextHome continues expansion in Florida

Angel Pabon (left) and Pedro Rivera

Pleasanton, CA — December 29, 2018 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome My Way – Longwood Branch. The brokerage represents the 52nd location opened in the state of Florida for the NextHome franchise.

Based in Longwood, the company will be owned and operated by business partners Pedro Rivera and Angel Pabon. The top-producing REALTORS® will each have specific roles within the company. Rivera will serve as the CEO and handle the day-to-day operations for the company, while Pabon will handle transaction supervision as the Broker of Record and work on company growth and talent acquisition.

The brokerage will provide real estate services such as single-family residential sales, first-time home buyers, investment, luxury, condos, relocation, land deals, and military/veteran services to the areas of Longwood and the surrounding Orlando Metropolitan Area.

With an already successful NextHome My Way location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Pabon’s relocation to Florida opened the door for a branch location.

“When we started NextHome My Way in Milwaukee in March 2018, we expected a great result, but never could have expected what actually happened,” said Rivera.

What happened was that the team at NextHome My Way went from selling 71 transactions in 2017 to more than 130 transaction sides in 2018.

Rivera credits the increase in business to the commitment to growth and education by the company’s 11 agents.

“We are fortunate to have agents who are career oriented and committed to being the very best representatives for their clients,” he added.

The business partners met through collaboration in previous business dealings. Even though Pabon has been licensed since 2015 and Rivera since 2016, they have quickly excelled in real estate due to their vast business knowledge from their previous careers.

Rivera has an extensive background in the IT field, specializing in marketing and graphic design. Pabon worked for many years as a promoter and high-level representation for musical artists.

Both men worked at Shorewest Realtors in Wauwatosa, WI. During that time, they both sold a lot of real estate with Pabon selling an incredible 50 transactions in his first year. The high volume of sales earned Pabon the award for Rookie of the Year for the company.

When Rivera joined the brokerage in 2017, he teamed with Pabon, as they built a sales team of four members named “My Team of REALTORS®.”

With a well-rounded team using expert marketing, online advertising and local connections, Pabon and Rivera felt 2018 was the right time to go out on their own and open their own brokerage.

“We wanted to expand and grow,” said Rivera. “The model at the brokerage where we were couldn’t support what we were looking to do, so it made sense for us to go out on our own.”

“We loved the high-level technology NextHome provided us,” added Pabon. “The value we received as brokers far exceeded the cost involved with joining a franchise. We’ve had a very successful 2018 under the NextHome brand and we can’t wait to bring the NextHome My Way branch to the Longwood community.”

When not selling real estate, both men focus on spending time with their families.

Rivera and his fiancé, Jexayra, have four children aged 10 months to 8 years. He enjoys cooking and being a father. Pabon and his wife, Esther, also have four children – ages 10 to 17. Pabon describes himself as an admitted workaholic, but never at the expense of being there for the family.

Please join us in congratulating Pedro, Angel, and the rest of the team at NextHome My Way on the opening of their brand new NextHome office in Longwood, FL!

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.