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NextHome launches Venice, Florida brokerage

NextHome launches Venice, Florida brokerage

Nick & Beth Flerlage

Pleasanton, CA — April 16, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Suncoast, based in Venice, Florida. The brokerage represents the 84th office location opened in Florida for the NextHome franchise and the 560th NextHome office opened nationally.

The brokerage aims to be an integral part of the Venice community as it serves clients across Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties including Venice, Nokomis, Osprey, Englewood, North Port, and the Wellen Park planned community. 

NextHome Suncoast is owned by Nick and Beth Flerlage – a husband and wife team with a track record of small business excellence in the Venice area. 

Nick and Beth have been small business owners in their hometown since 2002. They have owned several franchises, including convenience stores and two Florida UPS Stores. 

For years, Nick had a huge interest in the real estate industry. So, when an offer came to sell his UPS stores, he took the leap. 

Since obtaining his sales license in 2005, Nick has worked with nationally franchised brokerages in the Venice area. 

“I fell in love with it,” Nick said of his first experiences in real estate. “I liked the fact that I would spend my days getting out, meeting people, and solving problems. Then, there was the data analysis part of it too, which I loved.”

Beth and Nick have always been a team, working together to build their small businesses. In 2008, Beth obtained her sales license and joined Nick at one of the largest real estate companies in Florida – RE/MAX Alliance Group. The duo has been selling together as a team ever since. Year after year, they maintained their status as top producers. Nick is a 12-year winner of the Five Star Professional Award and the Team has won numerous Best of Venice Awards. 

Eventually, Nick and Beth began the search for a brokerage they could own that aligned with their personal philosophies. 

“We had looked at every other franchise model,” Nick said. “Nothing was clicking, but when I found NextHome, there was just a connection. I am the type of person who is not easily persuaded, who looks everything over again and again. So that instant connection was odd for us. NextHome was saying stuff that was already in my head.”

Beth did her own due diligence and was quickly impressed. 

“It was a good match, a great fit,” she said. 

In addition to the company’s culture, Nick and Beth were impressed with NextHome’s streamlined tools and technology. 

“I was really impressed with the ability to sign in with one single sign-on,” Nick said. “Plus, the back-end tools you have access to are phenomenal. Everyone who accesses NextHome’s technology finds themselves saying, ‘It’s almost too good to be true.’” 

Today, Nick and Beth are making a name for NextHome Suncoast in the Venice community. With the franchise’s industry-leading technology, tools, and culture, NextHome Suncoast can provide an exceptional experience. 

“The NextHome Suncoast difference is that through a laser focus on the customer we will create a ‘wow’ experience for them,” Nick said. “So much so that these clients become brand ambassadors for us going forward.”

NextHome’s flagship concept of putting humans over houses really attracted the community-minded couple to the franchise. 

“We are really involved in our community, and always have been,” Nick said. “That idea of being a service-minded business was really appealing to us.”

Nick served as the president of the Venice MainStreet Board in 2019. 

“Our downtown district is thriving,” Nick said. “People come from all over to experience it and I am thrilled to be a part of that.”

In addition, Nick serves on the City of Venice Environmental Advisory Board and Code Enforcement Board. 

Beth enjoys serving her community on the City of Venice Public Art Advisory Board. 

Together, they are the parents of two grown children. Their oldest son, Zach, is the owner of Florida Bike and Beach – a rental company that provides accessories to tourists. Their daughter, Lexie, is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Real Estate. She has joined NextHome Suncoast as one of their service-minded associates. 

Please join us in congratulating Nick, Beth, and Lexie on the opening of NextHome Suncoast in Venice, Florida!

 

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome announces new Las Vegas brokerage

NextHome announces new Las Vegas brokerage

Pleasanton, CA — April 15, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Discovered, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The brokerage represents the 9th office location opened in Nevada for the NextHome franchise and the 559th NextHome office opened nationally.

NextHome Discovered will serve clients across southern Nevada including Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Indian Springs, Summerlin, and the remainder of Clark County. 

The brokerage is owned by a trio of Las Vegas locals who bring extensive construction and real estate experience to the new venture. Darryl Chinn, Alfredo Ortega Hernandez, and John Poon have each worked in the Las Vegas area construction and real estate industry for many years. Darryl will assume the role of broker in charge for NextHome Discovered. 

Prior to opening their own brokerage, John and Alfredo owned and operated Pyramid Group LV LLC. The company provided honest, quality construction services to the Las Vegas area. The duo connected with Darryl, who was a REALTOR®, through their construction company. 

As the trio looked to expand their business opportunities, they discovered NextHome. 

“John and I bounced business ideas off each other for a long time,” Darryl said. “I’ve been immersed in real estate for a few years and with Darryl and Alfredo’s ideas and initiative, I knew a NextHome franchise would be a successful partnership. The three of us are familiar with each other’s work ethics. We are excited to come together and make NextHome Discovered successful.”

As they grow their brokerage, Darryl is looking for friendly agents who enjoy providing great customer service. 

“The NextHome Discovered difference is that we really focus on the individual,” Darryl said. “We are building a brokerage with personal relationships and serving people in a way that helps them know they are not just a number. When it comes to REALTORS®, we want them to know that we see an individual and that we really want them to succeed.”

Please join us in congratulating Darryl, John, and Alfredo on the opening of NextHome Discovered in Las Vegas, Nevada!

 

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 Experience Recognized on The Top 1,000

NextHome Experience Recognized on The Top 1,000

Pleasanton, CA — April 13, 2021 — The NextHome franchise is thrilled to congratulate NextHome Experience for being placed on RISMedia’s 2021 Power Broker Report due to their hard work in 2020. The Worthington, Ohio-based brokerage finished the year with $309,996,586 in volume with 1,171 transactions, placing them No. 853 by units on the list for the entire country. 

NextHome Experience is owned/operated by business partners David Caraboolad and Vadim Barash. Since they joined NextHome in 2016, the brokerage has seen unbelievable growth with the opening of three office locations in Worthington, Granville, and Marysville, Ohio. 

Based on their 2020 production, the brokerage was recognized as the No. 1 office in both transactions closed and total sales volume for the entire NextHome national franchise of more than 550 locations. 

“We couldn’t be more proud of David, Vadim, and the entire NextHome Experience team for their hard work and dedication to serving their community,” said James Dwiggins, CEO of NextHome, Inc. “Even during a year of such adversity, they have gone above and beyond to help people find their next home.”

Please join us in congratulating NextHome Experience on their continued success!

 

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 Gold Rush Realty expands in Nevada

NextHome Gold Rush Realty expands in Nevada

Janet Jacaway & Joree Anderson

Pleasanton, CA — April 9, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the expansion of NextHome Gold Rush Realty in Battle Mountain, Nevada. The brokerage builds on the phenomenal growth of NextHome Gold Rush Realty’s first office in Winnemucca, Nevada. 

The brokerage represents the 8th office location opened in Nevada for the NextHome franchise and the 558th NextHome office opened nationally.

Known for its mining industry and outdoor recreation, Battle Mountain is located about three hours east of Reno on Interstate 80 – between Winnemucca and Elko. The city of about 4,000 people is attractive to those working in the region’s booming mining industry.  

Since launching NextHome Gold Rush Realty only eight months ago, owners Janet Jacaway and Joree Anderson have built one of the highest performing brokerages in their MLS region. 

After only six months operational, NextHome Gold Rush Realty ranked third in sales for the Northern Nevada MLS area.  

“I feel like NextHome makes it so easy to succeed,” Joree said. “All the tools are there, and their team is on the ball when it comes to training. NextHome makes it convenient to get quick answers, and all that support makes it easy to succeed.”

That success organically attracted world-class agent talent – including agents who are intimately familiar with the Battle Mountain market. Expansion was the natural next step. 

“Local agents fell in love with what we were doing, and they wanted to join us,” Joree said. “We believe in the franchise. We love the franchise, and I think other people are seeing that and want to be a part of it.”

Janet and Joree have been working together since 2017. However, Janet’s real estate journey began earlier in 2004.  

She began her career with a Vision West Realty where she spent the next decade developing a reputation for excellence in her market. Then, in 2014, Janet joined RE/MAX Great Basin Realty. 

Joree began her real estate career with that same office in 2017 after deciding she needed a more family-friendly career change. Joree spent her early working years with Cyanco, a local mining company that produces sodium cyanide. 

After obtaining her license, Joree gave her new profession every ounce of energy she had. Her hard work produced phenomenal success. In a matter of months, she became a top producing agent. 

Janet’s sales success was also remarkable. In a market where the average home price hovers around $250,000, Janet was able to achieve about $10 million in sales in 2019. 

Although they never formed a team, Janet and Joree loved working together. 

“She has every strength that I lack and vice versa,” Janet said. 

The pair knew that they wanted to work together on their own terms, so they started looking into franchise options. Both Joree and Janet seemed to discover NextHome at the same time and both were impressed. 

Now as it expands, NextHome Gold Rush Realty will continue to combine world-class marketing with the work ethic and friendly service that Janet and Joree are known for. As they look to the future, Janet and Joree plan to expand again into Reno, Nevada. 

“We love that when locals buy or sell a house, they know that they want to work with us because they already know how we operate,” Joree said.

When they aren’t serving their clients, Janet and Joree are avid outdoors people who enjoy spending time with their families. 

Janet and her husband Ken have been married since 1996 and have two grown children, Alex and Britany. Janet loves to waterski on Rye Patch Reservoir and enjoy time on the ATVs with her kids. She also enjoys elk hunting and trap shooting with Joree. 

Joree is the proud mother of her son, Parker (4). 

“My son really inspires me to be outstanding in everything I do,” Joree said. “They watch you and learn from you and because of them you want to do better.”

When she isn’t helping her clients, Joree enjoys working with horses, wakeboarding on the reservoir, and trap shooting with Janet. 

Please join us in congratulating Janet and Joree on the expansion of NextHome Gold Rush Realty in Battle Mountain, Nevada!

 

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.

Experienced leader launches Scottsdale NextHome brokerage

Experienced leader launches Scottsdale NextHome brokerage

Desri Neether

Pleasanton, CA — April 8, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Desert Oasis, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. The brokerage represents the 10th office location opened in Arizona for the NextHome franchise and the 557th NextHome office opened nationally.

NextHome Desert Oasis will serve clients across the Phoenix Metro area, including Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, and Scottsdale. 

Under the leadership of broker/owner Desri Neether, NextHome Desert Oasis offers expertise in relocations, investment properties, and many other types of residential real estate.

Early on, Desri knew she wanted to be in a career where she could leverage her exceptional work ethic to create her own success. So, in 2013, she stepped away from 10 years as a pharmacist, obtained her real estate license, and began selling with a small, independent brokerage. Throughout the next five years, Desri built a reputation for excellence in the community and discovered her passion for great workplace culture. 

In 2017 Desri met Scott Louser, owner of NextHome Legendary Properties, while volunteering on her state association’s government affairs committee. 

“He started telling me about NextHome and within the first few sentences I knew that NextHome was right for me,” Desri said. “It was what I was looking for that no one else in the market had.”

Desri joined NextHome Legendary Properties as its sales manager and launched the brokerage’s Bismarck, North Dakota expansion. 

Her exceptional leadership skills helped the office grow from five to more than 32 accomplished agents within three years. Desri knew how to attract the right kind of people to the brokerage, making it a desirable home for the area’s best and brightest talent. 

“Recruiting came easily because of the culture we created,” Desri said. “It was fun, and the more accomplished agents we brought over, the more chatter in the community there was. It grew organically, the way it is supposed to.”

Eventually, Desri helped the brokerage expand again into two additional North Dakota markets. 

However, her long-term plan was always to join family and friends in Arizona. Desri’s boyfriend, Ben Larson, had already laid the groundwork for a life in Phoenix by successfully investing in properties and flipping homes there. Desri also knew her dreams were achievable, because after beating breast cancer, she knew she could do just about anything. 

“2015 was a long year of treatment and insecurities and fear,” Desri said. “But that experience sparked me to become more involved, to go farther in real estate. I knew that in my business I was not going to let one little setback stop me – cancer put challenges into perspective for me. If I can beat cancer, nothing can stop me.”

2020 became the year Desri decided to make her dream a reality, and she knew that owning her own NextHome franchise was part of that dream. 

Today, Desri is building NextHome Desert Oasis with exceptional agent talent. The brokerage is a welcome home for experienced agents who enjoy a phenomenal workplace culture. 

“I am thrilled to build our brand recognition here and show clients what NextHome does differently and why it is the best brokerage out there,” Desri said. 

Desri has served as an integral part of her state and local associations for many years. She was the President of the Bismarck/Mandan Board in 2019 and has also served at the state level in government affairs. Desri has also served on numerous association committees and led many MLS vendors as they implemented technology changes locally. She was recognized as North Dakota Realtor of the Year in 2019.

Her heart for service also extends to fellow breast cancer survivors. Desri is the founder of a young survivors breast cancer support group, which has evolved from an in-person group to a Facebook group. Today, it provides connections for more than 80 members from across the country.  

Since moving to Arizona, Desri has discovered a passion for hiking and enjoys taking in the Phoenix area’s breathtaking beauty. 

Please join us in congratulating Desri on the opening of NextHome Desert Oasis in Scottsdale, Arizona!

 

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 Named a Top Low-Cost and Top Recession-Proof Franchise

NextHome Named a Top Low-Cost and Top Recession-Proof Franchise

Pleasanton, CA — April 7, 2021 — NextHome was identified by independent franchise market research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of only 50 franchises to qualify as a 2021 Top Low-Cost Franchise. Additionally, NextHome was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its report on the Top Recession-Proof Franchises for 2021.

Franchise Business Review (FBR) provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. FBR publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.

NextHome’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity. 

Brands on the list of the best low-cost franchises to buy had to have high franchisee satisfaction and an investment of under $100,000 at the time their franchisees participated in Franchise Business Review’s satisfaction survey.

“One of the most common myths around buying a franchise is that it’s too expensive. But what many people don’t know is that there are a number of very solid business opportunities out there that can provide the satisfaction and perks of business ownership but don’t require a huge financial investment,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “The franchises that made this year’s list of the Top Low-Cost Franchises all received high marks from their franchise owners on our independent satisfaction survey, making them all excellent options for entrepreneurs considering franchise ownership.”

More than 31,000 franchisees representing nearly 300 franchise brands participated in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey between July 2019 and February 2021. From the research, NextHome was one of just 100 franchise brands to be identified as a Top Recession-Proof Franchise award winner and be featured on the list of the best recession-proof businesses to start.

“From our perspective, franchisee satisfaction is one of the most important factors to consider before investing in any franchise opportunity,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “Franchising has historically performed well in a recession, and for people seeking to be their own boss, the recession-proof businesses we identified this year not only have outstanding satisfaction among their owners, but we feel they hold a strong advantage to outperform their competitors in the years ahead.”

 

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome announces new Florida brokerage

NextHome announces new Florida brokerage

Frank Green

Pleasanton, CA — April 2, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Marketplace, based in Ocala, Florida. The brokerage represents the 83rd office location opened in Florida for the NextHome franchise and the 556th NextHome office opened nationally.

NextHome Marketplace will serve clients across Marion County, including Dunnellon, Belleview, and the northern end of The Villages. Located in the center of the state, just an hour and a half north of Downtown Orlando, Ocala is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation, attracting buyers with its stunning horse properties and spacious land options. 

Between April 1, 2019, and April 1, 2020, Marion County added 7,714 people to reach 368,135 residents, according to population data compiled annually by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Florida. That was a year-over-year growth rate of 2.14 percent. That was 14 percent higher than 2019, and the biggest annual jump in at least a decade. In addition, Ocala ranked No. 1 in the nation with the greatest number of small business owners among mid-sized cities, according to a recent study by AdvisorSmith.

In this setting, NextHome Marketplace is well positioned to provide outstanding service to residential buyers and sellers, especially those seeking horse and ranch properties. 

NextHome Marketplace is owned by Frank Green, a 12-year real estate sales veteran with unique expertise in property management. 

In 2013, a few years after obtaining his sales license, Frank opened All County Marion Property Management. The business grew to serve owners in both Alachua and Gainesville counties and managed more than 250 doors. 

Through the years, Frank began to truly enjoy the relationships he developed with property owners. However, because the property management business was so busy, Frank rarely had time to help these owners with their real estate sales and acquisition needs. He wanted to provide a full-service opportunity for his clients. 

That’s when he started considering a franchise. After a quick search, he discovered NextHome and all that it offered. 

“I love that I have a model to follow and built-in plans for marketing and advertising,” Frank said. 

Today, Frank is excited about the opportunities that a NextHome franchise will provide him. 

“NextHome has a lot of helpful information to help me attract, train, and retain agents,” Frank said. “It is modern, new, and technology-driven which is where the industry is heading.”

With this forward-thinking franchise, Frank hopes to attract agents who are energetic and positive with an entrepreneurial spirit.

“I would love to help those agents grow, and eventually see them get their own broker’s license,” Frank said. 

Much like Frank, NextHome Marketplace will be active in charitable giving around the community.

For the past five years, Frank has been a Rotarian with the Ocala Silver Springs Rotary Club. Among other worthy causes, the organization raises money for deserving high school seniors – giving five of them a $1,000 scholarship every year. Frank is the chairman of the scholarship committee. 

Frank has been married to his wife Sandy for more than 36 years and together they are the parents of two children and three grandchildren. Frank Green Jr. will be joining the franchise as one of its listing agents. 

Please join us in congratulating Frank on the opening of NextHome Marketplace in Ocala, Florida!

 

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 Named a Top Franchise for Women

NextHome Named a Top Franchise for Women

Pleasanton, CA — April 1, 2021 — NextHome was recently named the No. 1 franchise in the country by Franchise Business Review following an independent survey of 300+ brands across all sectors. Based on the findings of the survey, Franchise Business Review has now named NextHome a Top Franchise for Women in its 2021 report.

Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.

NextHome was among 289 franchise brands, representing 8,453 female franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research on the Top Franchises for Women. NextHome’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including leadership, training & support, financial opportunity, and work/life balance. 

“Franchising provides many options to women seeking business ownership on a full- or part-time basis,” said Michelle Rowan, President and COO of Franchise Business Review. “The number of franchise opportunities available can be overwhelming, so it’s critical to examine feedback from other female franchise owners on how well the franchise meets their expectations in terms of support, work/life balance, financial opportunity, and other key areas of business ownership. When you look at the brands on this year’s list of the top franchises for women, a whopping 88% of women said they enjoyed owning and operating their own business, making them all excellent options for women looking to make the transition to owning and operating their own business.”

The latest accolade for NextHome follows Franchise Business Review’s list of the Top Franchises for 2021, where NextHome was named the No. 1 franchise across all categories. This is also the third year NextHome was named a top franchise for women. 

“It was always important for me when I was asked to lead the growth of the NextHome brand that we brought on the right people that share our vision, provide value, make a difference, and raise the bar in our industry,” said Charis Moreno, Vice President of Sales at NextHome. “Seeing that we made the list in a category I represent makes what we are doing that much more important and inspiring to me. Helping every class and gender become a business owner in our country is part of the American Dream, and to see we are leading in that dream makes our success that much more meaningful.” 

Moreno and her executive assistant, Jennifer Wertheimer, comprise NextHome’s Franchise Sales team, which signed over 100 new offices in 2020. Moreno’s strong work ethic and passion for the NextHome brand is the reason NextHome maintains its impeccable company culture, each and every NextHome office that joins the network was backed by Moreno as a good fit for the franchise overall. 

 

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.

March Economic Update

March Economic Update

Those of us in the industry have been saying this market is “crazy” for a few months now, and we’re not wrong. Here is one small example of the crazy – a house in Citrus Heights, California was so popular, they had 122 offers on the home. That’s not a typo. I didn’t mean to type 12 and accidentally dropped in a second 2 and my editing team missed it. There were literally 122 people who wrote offers on that home, read more about it here

Here is the thing that doesn’t get talked about as much as it should, 121 people lost in that bidding war. That means 121 families had already thought about which kid would get which bedroom, mentally placed their furniture in the rooms, and thought about how they would set up the master bedroom. That means 121 families lost out on “their house” and this example isn’t an outlier with similar stories popping up across the nation.

A lot of emotion goes into writing an offer. One has to really feel like it’s their house, the place they want to call home. In this instance, 121 people got that taken away from them the day after presenting their offer.  

I understand the market doesn’t care. I can hear some economic folks saying “it’s just supply and demand.” I get that, I’ve been looking at the markets and more specifically the real estate market from an economic point of view for 21 years now. However, maybe because I am not an economist, I don’t just think in supply and demand, I think about the people behind those graphs.  

Normally when I am crafting this monthly Marketing Minute, I like to point out solutions and help people decipher what is going on in the market. To be honest, I think the ultra-tight inventory market is going to be our new normal for 18-24 months. I just don’t see a solution for the supply side of the problem.  

The solution seems obvious – just build new homes. I’m sorry to report the U.S. is actually slowing down building as a downside hedge for construction cost spiking and the opportunity cost of selling something cheaper today than they could in six months, an article on that is here.

What about resale you may ask? No good news for “more houses” either, that number has been down 6.6% month over month. As of the end of February, housing inventory is at a record low of 1.03 million units. That’s down a massive 29.5% and you guessed it, also a record low. 

What can slow down the craziness? Affordability. I’ll share more on this in a future Market Minute, but let’s just take a moment and honor the buyers going through what they’re going through in this market. Let’s think about those 121 people who didn’t get their house. Some of those people had to tell their kids, “Sorry, little one, we didn’t get the house.” Others had to have the same conversation with their parents and friends.  

We’ve been talking as a company about not calling it “crazy” anymore, since the word doesn’t really honor the buyer side of things right now and what they go through. Maybe we’ll call it “intense” or “requiring focus and fortitude.” I am not sure, but just labeling it “crazy” doesn’t feel fair to the 121 people who lost their dream house.

NextHome announces Birmingham brokerage

NextHome announces Birmingham brokerage

Sean Tinney

Pleasanton, CA — March 26, 2021 — NextHome is pleased to announce the newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Heritage, based in Birmingham, Alabama. The brokerage represents the fifth office location opened in Alabama for the NextHome franchise and the 554th NextHome office opened nationally.

Under the leadership of broker/owner Sean Tinney, NextHome Heritage will provide customer-first service for the area’s residential buyers and sellers. NextHome Heritage serves clients in Hoover, Vestavia, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Chelsea, Helena, Gardendale, Inverness, Shoal Creek, and the remainder of Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, and St. Clair counties. 

Sean embarks on brokerage ownership with more than two decades of experience as a hospital President and Chief Operating Officer. Throughout his years running a multi-million-dollar enterprise, Sean has always had a personal passion for real estate. He has held his sales license since 2004, working intermittently with two large national franchises. 

As the new year dawned, Sean knew that it was the right time to make his part-time passion a full-time career. 

As he searched for the right franchise fit, Sean considered many factors – but the most important to him was the perspective of current franchisees. So, when NextHome was named No. 1 on Franchise Business Review’s list of the Top Franchises for 2021, Sean took note. Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. 

“To me that was so important because it was input from the owners,” Sean said. 

NextHome’s appearance on the Entrepreneur 500 list also caught Sean’s attention. 

“After that, I started looking around on the website and was really impressed with the brand,” Sean said. “It was very fresh and different from what is already in our market area.”

After becoming acquainted with the company’s leadership team, Sean knew that NextHome was the right fit for him. He was also impressed by what NextHome provided franchisees. 

“The tools and technology that NextHome offers are great, not only for me, but they are also great for recruiting top-tier agents.”

Today, NextHome Heritage offers a boutique real estate experience with all the tools and amenities clients might expect from a larger firm.

“NextHome brings a fresh approach to the home buying experience where we can use the latest technology to serve our clients’ needs and desires, while also focusing on the relationship,” Sean said. “Despite the real estate industry’s shift toward increased technology, NextHome understands that, at its heart, real estate is a human business. I am thrilled to partner with a company that puts humans over houses.”

Sean has a long history of success around the Birmingham area. In 2013, he was recognized by Modern HealthCare Magazine on its Top 12 Up-And-Comer’s list. The Birmingham Business Review named Sean its Top 40 Under 40 winner in 2013. In 2015, he made the Who’s Who in Health Care list compiled by the Birmingham Business Journal. And in 2015, Sean was recognized in Beckers Hospital Review’s 25 Under 40 Awards as being a rising star in health care leadership.  

In his spare time, Sean enjoys exploring Smith Lake with his two dogs – Baxter, an 11-year-old labradoodle, and Solomon, a 9-month-old goldendoodle. He is also a proud Auburn alumnus and devoted Tigers football fan. 

Please join us in congratulating Sean on the opening of NextHome Heritage in Birmingham, Alabama!

 

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.