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NextHome Ranked The No. 1 Franchise In The Country, Again

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By NextHome | January 12, 2022

 

Pleasanton, CA — NextHome was recently named No. 1 on Franchise Business Review’s list of the Top Franchises for 2022. This is the 17th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners and NextHome’s second year in a row receiving the No. 1 recognition.

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. The NextHome franchise, founded in 2014, has 570+ offices and 5,200+ members across 48 states. The company closes over 36,000 transactions annually worth over $11.8B in volume.

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and employee engagement, provides the only rankings and awards for franchise companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of the top 200 franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises.

NextHome was among over 300 franchise brands, representing more than 30,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. 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.

“While the pandemic impacted various business sectors differently, the last two years have clearly demonstrated the inherent strengths of the franchise business model. The old franchise adage of ‘being in business for yourself, but not by yourself’ has never been more important,” said Franchise Business Review founder & CEO Eric Stites. “Thanks to fast innovations, significant support, and responsive crisis management, many franchise brands have emerged stronger from the pandemic, and that is reflected in high franchisee satisfaction.”

“Being ranked the No. 1 franchise across all industries by Franchise Business Review for the second year in a row is an incredible achievement, and it’s all thanks to our members and amazing corporate staff,” said James Dwiggins, Chief Executive Officer of NextHome, Inc. “Without their hard work and passion for making a difference in the real estate industry, NextHome wouldn’t be where it is today. Our Humans Over Houses philosophy is fostered in every decision we make as a franchise. Receiving this award confirms we are continuing to lead in the right direction for our members and is the reason we love what we do every day.”

“As an independent research firm, Franchise Business Review is committed to helping prospective franchisees get an objective view of the best franchise opportunities, based on actual feedback from franchise owners,” said Michelle Rowan, president & COO of Franchise Business Review. “We survey franchisees from franchise companies in the marketplace today and identify those with the highest levels of satisfaction and performance in order to educate potential buyers and help them choose which franchise to invest in. The companies on this year’s list of Top Franchises are the top-ranked brands in the key areas critical to their franchisees’ success.”

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full description of the 2022 Top Franchises.

 

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.

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NextHome Partners With RealScout

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By NextHome | November 4, 2021

 

Pleasanton, CA — NextHome has partnered with RealScout, a leading home search platform empowering clients with accurate listing data, all while keeping the local real estate expert at the center of the transaction.

Through the partnership, NextHome agents and brokers will have full access to the platform as an included NextHome member benefit. The RealScout platform includes a full-browser search experience, rapid listing alerts, side-by-side property comparison, third-party app integration, on-demand data, and web and mobile capabilities.

RealScout is dedicated to a vision of the future where technology is an essential complement to, but not a replacement for, the real estate ecosystem that exists today. The San Francisco-based company takes the best technology available to craft experiences for brokers, agents, and their clients that enable them to accomplish their financial, business, and real estate goals.

The company’s focus on a more personable real estate experience between client and REALTOR® runs in parallel with NextHome’s Humans Over Houses way of doing business. The future of real estate isn’t about bots, drones, or virtual reality. It’s about real people and families striving towards their dreams, and the real experts and brands combined with technology that help achieve them.

“This all-new NextHome member benefit brings industry-leading solutions to our NextHomies, driving deeper engagement with the humans looking to buy and sell real estate,” said James Dwiggins, Chief Executive Officer at NextHome. “By fostering a productive environment where agent and client can collaborate, it’s no wonder that agents using RealScout in several major U.S. markets closed between 54% and 218% more residential transactions by volume (median) last year compared to other transacting agents in the same period.”

“We’re excited to launch this new partnership with NextHome, bringing the RealScout platform to their growing network of real estate professionals across the country,” said Andrew Flachner, President and Co-Founder of RealScout. “With actionable, real-time insights readily available to their clients, there’s no stopping the ‘NextHomies’ now.”

 

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.

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NextHome Named A Most Profitable Franchise And A Top Franchise For Veterans

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By Imran Poladi | October 21, 2021 

 

Pleasanton, CA — The NextHome real estate franchise was recently featured on the Franchise Business Review charts in two impressive categories. NextHome has been named a Most Profitable Franchise and a Top Franchise for Veterans.

Franchise Business Review, a market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only ranking of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes rankings of the top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as guides throughout the year ranking 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 and support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity. Other factors included annual income of franchise owners and minimum startup capital requirement.

To identify the companies on the list of the most profitable franchises, Franchise Business Review analyzed data from over 25,000 franchise owners, representing more than 200 brands regarding their overall satisfaction with their brands and their likelihood to recommend them to others.

“Our franchisee’s businesses can take on pretty much any shape and any size they wish. This is what sets NextHome apart—the flexibility we offer allowing us to be a cost-effective franchise option,” said Charis Moreno, NextHome’s Vice President of Sales. “With one-year and five-year franchise agreements, and zero requirements on office size or agent count, our model supports large brick-and-mortar offices, smaller virtual offices, and everything in between.”

To identify the companies on the list of the best franchises for veterans, Franchise Business Review analyzed data from over 2,500 franchise owners, representing nearly 280 brands regarding their overall satisfaction with their brands and their likelihood to recommend them to others.

NextHome is thrilled to be a franchise opportunity for veterans, and are proud of the veteran NextHome owners who not only have served our country, but also their local communities by helping people find their next home.

“NextHome’s veteran-friendly culture makes it a great franchise to be part of. The support from management to all members has been second to none. I haven’t felt this camaraderie since serving in the Marine Corps.”

Billy Alt, REALTOR® | NextHome Community Real Estate | Veteran of the United States Marine Corps

“The military teaches skills most business owners have to learn the hard way like discipline, leadership, resourcefulness, execution, and the ability to perform under pressure. All these traits make our military a vital pool to the success of any business.”

 Tina Maples, Franchise Owner | NextHome Heroes Choice Realty | Veteran of the United States Air Force

NextHome is incredibly grateful to be recognized by Franchise Business Review as a Most Profitable Franchise and a Top Franchise for Veterans. Being a franchise option for all allows or organization to be overflowing with incredible owners, brokers and agents from various backgrounds.

 

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 Hits 5,000 Members

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Pleasanton, CA — NextHome is thrilled to announce that the franchise has hit 5,000 franchise members, affectionately known as NextHomies! The mere seven-year-old franchise has had a fast-growing trajectory since its inception in 2014 and currently has 530+ offices across 48 states.

NextHome is a progressive real estate franchise founded to stake a change in the industry with consumer-focused branding, technology, and marketing.

While growth is good, NextHome prides itself on growing with the right people. Each oncoming NextHome office has been meticulously reviewed to ensure that they will be a good fit for the culture of the franchise.

“We are very comfortable saying no. Being selective is how we ensure that we’re continuing to grow with the right people,” said Charis Moreno, Vice President of Sales at NextHome, Inc. “Our organization is overflowing with incredible owners, brokers, and agents. It’s a truly diverse network with 61% of our offices having women in an ownership role and 34% of our offices having minorities in an ownership role. Add to this an average per agent production of 6.2 units annually, plus an over 70% adoption rate of our products and tools, and you can easily see that our members bring their A-game every day.”

NextHome has crafted a unique culture that not only makes the franchise a great organization to be a part of, but also retains membership. NextHomies are not only passionate about real estate but also about serving their communities.

The NextHome “Humans Over Houses” slogan, movement, mentality, was coined at the 2019 NextHome Conference in Las Vegas and has quickly been adopted by NextHomies across the country. Many members take this commitment to heart: starting non-profit organizations to help feed their neighbors in need, hosting fundraisers for local foster homes and animal shelters, and so much more. We believe clients are more than “leads” or “consumers” – and NextHomies are so much more than REALTORS®.

“Our goal is to leverage technology in a way that will free up more screen time to create more face time for our NextHomies and do what they do best – connect with more buyers and sellers,” said Charis.

NextHome would like to extend a huge thank you to our members, our NextHomies, all 5,000 of them. We’re truly grateful to them for taking a chance on joining our franchise, on committing to our ethos of putting humans over houses by helping your communities, and most importantly, on helping people find their next home.

 

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.

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NextHome Continues to Be Named on Inc. 5000 List

Inc_5000_Press_Release_1-790x500BY NEXTHOME | AUGUST 17, 2021

 

Pleasanton, CA — Inc. magazine revealed its annual Inc. 5000 list this week, and NextHome is among the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the third year in a row. The seven-year-old company ranked No. 4025. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.

“One of the greatest joys of being a franchisor is witnessing the transformation of someone’s business,” said James Dwiggins, Chief Executive Officer of NextHome. “Once someone gives NextHome a chance and joins our franchise, we’re all in, supporting them in every way possible. That level of support is what has helped us continually grow over the years. Currently, we have 525 franchise locations with nearly 5,000 members across 48 states. By the end of this year, we project closing more than 35,000 transactions worth $10.2 billion in volume.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” said Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

NextHome would like to extend a huge thank you to our members, our NextHomies. We’re truly grateful to them for taking a chance on joining our franchise, on committing to our ethos of putting humans over houses by helping your communities, and most importantly, on helping people find their next home.

 

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.

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NextHome Named on Franchise Business Review’s 2021 Culture100 List

FBR_TopCulture_PressRelease-790x500BY NEXTHOME | JULY 21, 2021

 

Pleasanton, CA — July 21, 2021 — NextHome was recently recognized on Franchise Business Review’s second annual “Culture100” list. The list recognizes the top 100 franchise brands in a 2021 report on the Best Franchise Cultures.

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. The NextHome franchise, founded in 2014, has 510+ offices and nearly 5,000 members across 48 states. The company closes over 29,500 transactions annually worth over $8.3B in volume.

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 special interest reports throughout the year that identify the top franchises in specific sectors.

NextHome was among 224 franchise brands, representing nearly 25,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research on the best franchise cultures. Franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems. The brands that were selected received the highest overall ratings based on 12 questions specifically focused on leadership, core values, whether they enjoy being part of the organization, and would they recommend their franchise to others.

“The impact of the pandemic this past year on small businesses has put the spotlight on franchise culture more than ever,” said Michelle Rowan, President and COO of Franchise Business Review. “Our research into hundreds of brands really shows which ones held up the best when rated by their franchise owners. The franchise companies that have the honor of being named to our Culture100 list are clearly among the best of the best franchise opportunities.”

The NextHome Culture has been a differentiator for the franchise since its inception in 2014. Their Humans Over Houses motto and mindset puts people first in an industry that so commonly forgets about the human connection in a tech-driven world.

“Being recognized on the Culture100 list is directly attributed to all NextHome members who’ve helped curate what our franchise has come to be, and continues to grow to become,” said Keith Robinson, NextHome’s Chief Strategy Officer. “However, to ensure a cohesive culture, there must be a consistent underlying philosophy tying everyone together. For NextHome, it’s that we all strive to put Humans Over Houses. We know that so long as we don’t lose focus on the humans who buy and sell houses, and the amazing agents who help them through the process, everything will be fine. ”

Earlier this year, NextHome was also named No. 1 on Franchise Business Review’s list of the Top Franchises for 2021 in owner satisfaction, as well as a Top Franchise for Women.

Visit FranchiseBusinessReview.com to see the full list of the 2021 Best Franchise Cultures.

 

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.

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Explore Delaware This Spring

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The sun is shining, and the flowers are blooming here in Delaware – it’s Spring! Time to get outside and explore what Delaware has to offer across the state. There’s plenty to do and see! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

 

New Castle County:

 

Like sports? Check out the best athletes to come from Delaware at the Delaware Sports Museum. Every year, new athletes are being added to the Delaware Hall of Fame.

 

The du Ponts, who were a prominent family of Delaware, were devoted patrons of the arts and dedicated conservationists.

  1. Winterthur: Take in the vast acreage of the beautiful gardens and what is considered the most influential museum of American decorative arts, completely amassed by Henry Francis du Pont.
  2. Nemours: The home of Henry’s cousin, Alfred I. du Pont. 222 acres of garden and home stand next to the internationally known pediatric hospital, A.I. DuPont.

 

Local parks in the area: Lums Pond & White Clay Creek. $4 daily to get in, but annual park passes are available!*

EVENT! Wildflower Weekend

Where? Mt. Cuba Center              When? Friday, April 23-25

Experience a magnificent display of spring blooms at the peak of their glory. There will be food and entertainment available!

 

Kent County:

An integral part of Delaware is the Air Force base located in Dover. If you like planes, history, and FREE things to do, the Air Mobility Command Museum has over 30 aircraft that you can tour.

 

Need entertainment for the kids? Take them to The Children’s Theatre, a local group who performs kid-friendly shows.

EVENT! Disney’s The Lion King Jr. Musical

Where? Schwartz Center for the Arts                       When? May 8th & May 9th

The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock. $10 per person.

 

Tour historical buildings and learn about farm life in Delaware at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village.

 

Get a taste of wine locally fermented at the Harvest Ridge Winery. They host tons of events, such as live bands and crafts, which can be found on their website.

 

Local parks in the area: Killens Pond & Brecknock Park. Hiking trails, playgrounds, and even a waterpark (at Killens Pond)! $4 for in-state cars to get in, but annual park passes are available!*

 

Sussex County:

Learn about the Native Americans who inhabited the Delmarva area at the Nanticoke Indian Museum. You’ll see different types of Native American tools, pottery, arrowheads, and spears.

 

Discover the history of Lewes at the Zwaanendael Museum, a museum centered around Delaware’s first European colony that also serves as a showcase for the area’s maritime, military, and social history.

 

EVENT! Spring Delmarva Birding Weekend

Where? All over Delmarva            When? April 21-25

Follow the migration of warblers, shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, and other birds that call

Delaware home year-round. Travel by foot and boat with an expert tour guide.

EVENT! Haiku Garden at the Freeman Arts Pavilion

Where? Freeman Arts Pavilion                   When? Now-May 2

It’s National Poetry Month! Learn about the art of haiku and enjoy the fresh air all month

long.

 

Local parks in the area: Head to the coastal state park Cape Henlopen for some fun at the beach & hike and camp at Trap Pond. $4 for in-state cars to enter.*

 

*Active-Duty Military are able to get annual park passes for half the price!