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NextHome Executives Recognized in List of Most Powerful Leaders in Real Estate

NextHome Executives Recognized in List of Most Powerful Leaders in Real Estate

Pleasanton, Calif. — Jan. 23, 2019 — Chief Executive Officer James Dwiggins and Vice President Imran Poladi of NextHome were recently recognized by T3 Sixty as prominent leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry for 2019, making the list of most powerful leaders and the Watchlist.

T3 Sixty, the leading management consultancy and research company dedicated to the residential real estate brokerage industry, annually publishes Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) which definitively ranks real estate leaders and executives across the U.S. The rankings are intended to shed light on the leaders of the industry and do not reflect company rankings. In addition to this list, T3 Sixty also names leaders who are recognized as the industry’s up-and-coming leaders on the 2019 Watchlist.

Dwiggins, who co-founded NextHome, Inc. in 2014 (which also owns Realty World Northern California & Northern Nevada), was ranked at 158 in 2017, 105 in 2018 and climbed higher on this year’s list of most powerful leaders, ranking at 72. As a thought-leader, and recently named ‘Futurist’ by RISMedia, Dwiggins has successfully helped grow the NextHome franchise network to more than 450 real estate offices housing more than 3,600 agents nationwide in 2018.

“NextHome is committed to being at the forefront of the industry in every aspect. From investing in our people and remaining client-focused to staying well-versed on industry trends and new technologies, NextHome strives to provide top-tier products, resources, and intelligence to our members,” Dwiggins stated. “To have our company recognized in residential real estate brokerage sector is a testament to the fact we are listening to the needs of our members, and more importantly our clients.”

Poladi made the Watchlist that identifies and praises individuals who are innovators and movers-and-shakers in the real estate industry. Since his start at NextHome in 2014, Poladi has been responsible for overseeing franchise training, business development, as well as identifying and helping expand national partner relationships.

“While being individually recognized on this list is an honor, I think the recognition speaks more to the incredibly hard-working team at NextHome who have dedicated themselves to changing the way real estate is done,” said Poladi. “Our company was created to be one that listened to our members’ needs and how we could help them be better for their clients and their communities. I’m really proud to play a part in how we positively impact the real estate industry.”

NextHome welcomes NextHome Gadwood Group to the franchise

NextHome welcomes NextHome Gadwood Group to the franchise

Julie Gadwood

Pleasanton, CA — January 23, 2019 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Gadwood Group. The brokerage represents the 22nd office location opened in the state of Kansas for the NextHome franchise.

The 17-agent company will be led by broker/owner Julie Gadwood and she will handle all day-to-day operations for the company.

Located in Shawnee, the NextHome Gadwood Group will handle all types of residential property sales such as first-time home buyers, investors, farms, ranches and land, military and veteran’s assistance, relocation, foreclosures, short sales, and all forms of residential sales of 1-4 units

NextHome Gadwood Group services various areas throughout both Missouri and Kansas. On the Kansas side, the brokerage handles Wyandotte and Johnson counties. In Missouri, the company’ agents will serve the needs of residents in Kansas City, Platte City, Raymore, Liberty, and Lee’s Summit.

Licensed since 2005, Julie started her real estate career will Coldwell Banker Regan in Shawnee. Working there for six years, she originally intended real estate to just be a source of some extra income. But after selling five homes in her first six months in the business, Julie realized she had the ability to turn real estate into a viable career.

While she grew her real estate business to see nearly $8 million in sales annually, the most important thing for Julie was that she was able to still spend quality time with her children and not miss any of the important events with them.

In 2012, Julie went out on her own and opened Gadwood Group Realty Company Inc.

“I started my own brokerage because I wanted to have a platform and a business that allowed me to put the total focus on the client,” said Julie. “By owning my own company, I was able to have a high level of service and know that our clients would be really taken care of.”

Julie was able to grow the brokerage to over 20 agents and saw the company do more than 125 transactions and over $40 million in a single year.

Additionally, Julie was recently recognized for the tenth year in a row as a 5 Star Award nominee for her outstanding real estate service in her community.

After several successful years as an independent brokerage, it was a random stroke of luck that Julie found NextHome.

“I found out about the franchise during a real estate conference that I attended,” recalled Julie. “Over the years, there were several different franchises who we talked to, but none of them really piqued my interest. But after years of studying what NextHome was doing and after speaking with (NextHome’s VP of Sales) Charis Moreno, I felt that it was the right time to align my brokerage with NextHome.”

Julie and her agents are excited about the freshness of the brand, the consistent branding, and the entire suite of tools and services that they now have at NextHome Gadwood Group.

In addition to selling real estate, Julie and her team volunteer time to bettering the real estate industry and providing hope in her community.

As a member of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® (KCRAR), Julie has actively participated in Habitat for Humanity, where she and her agents have helped rehabilitate homes in her community for those in need.

In 2018, the Gadwood Group were the sole recipients of the Spirit Award by KCRAR for their service in the community.

The company has also volunteered in the local coat drive and the local Ronald McDonald House organization.

When not selling real estate, Julie and her husband of 27 years (and high school sweetheart) David, love to spend time with their three children.

Their eldest, Jake (25), is a graduate of Kansas State University with a focus on Finance Economics. Nick (22) is currently a student at the University of Kansas and is not only an Accounting major but a licensed real estate agent as well. Their youngest, Carney (19), is a sophomore at the University of Kansas and is majoring in Business.

Please join us in congratulating Julie and the rest of the team at NextHome Gadwood Group on their new NextHome office in Shawnee, KS!

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome opens NextHome Elite Properties in Houston

NextHome opens NextHome Elite Properties in Houston

Marysol Calvillo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome 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.

For additional information about this new offering, visit:  https://www.splashwines.com/pages/nexthome-real-splash-partnership

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 Charis@NextHome.com.

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome First Source opens in Pasadena, Texas

NextHome First Source opens in Pasadena, Texas

Debbie Grigg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.

NextHome 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.

For additional information about this new offering, visit: https://www.gfapandc.com/nexthome.

 

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 www.nexthome.com.

 

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 nexthomequotes@gatewayig.com.

 

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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 Charis@NextHome.com.

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 Charis@NextHome.com.

Each office is an independently owned and operated business.