2015… what a year! Two words describe it… ENORMOUS GROWTH! Not only did we continue to grow the Realty World franchise network in Northern California, but we launched the NextHome brand in January and ended 2015 with 70 NextHome franchise locations across 25 states. Yes… we’re all very tired!
Tei Baishiki – Chief Operating Officer
Keith Robinson – Vice President of Strategy
Charis Moreno – Vice President of Sales
I believe you cannot set new goals/resolutions without reflecting on last years goals/resolutions first…
When 2014 was ending and we were heading into 2015 I, like millions of Americans, made some resolutions with every intention of achieving them! Well folks I am officially among the 92% of Americans that do not successfully achieve their New Year’s resolutions. On a positive note I made 6 and achieved 4 so I don’t feel like a total failure! Running the marathons and half marathons did not happen thanks to my years of road running, but I did mountain bike over 684 miles which is equivalent to 25 marathons so I would call that a success. While my family does not always abide by the tech free zones I did get my 6 year old from over 10 hours a week on the ipad to under 2 and, that my friends, is literally a miracle! I presented to over 60 parents the importance of knowing the dangers of providing our children access to the tablets and smart phones and the risks we expose them to if we do not set boundaries, settings, and talk to them about online vs. offline worlds. My most greatest and proudest achievement is the growth of this amazing new brand we introduced to the market and welcoming over 70 new offices into our NextHome family and becoming the fastest growing franchise in the US. I am grateful beyond measure and it is a true honor to have met so many amazing people along the way that have the same love, dedication and passion about our industry and to do it with a talented team that I am lucky to be a part of!
Now looking ahead to 2016 my personal goals will continue to be to:
- make sure I keep my family and my faith my first priority
- ensure enough exercise to maintain my health and sanity
- continue to stay involved in the school to ensure the safety of our children by educating parents about online safety
As for my professional goals:
- Make sure that NextHome remains the fastest growing franchise in the U.S. and putting 100 or more franchises on the already amazing map we have for year one
- Absolutely focusing on the details to better myself professionally and personally
Christine Dwiggins – Vice President of Marketing and Events
This year has been incredible! One of growth, change and new adventures. Closing out 2015 I am incredibly grateful for our amazing team members and the growing NextHome, and Realty World NCA families. The people in our lives, companies and communities are what bring success and joy to our everyday.
The New Year is always an opportunity. I reflect on the passing year, feeling proud about what I have achieved and learn from how I have grown. I look forward to the new year with a mindset to focus on the future, change and challenges. I embrace this concept, and have learned that our achievements we seek in life are directly linked to our capacity, and our ability, to thrive outside of boundaries. “If it’s not challenging you, it is not changing you.” To me, every new year comes with an understanding and acceptance that change is a way of life.
Our company has big goals and exciting plans for 2016. I am excited everyday by our growing community, what we are all collectively creating together, and what we are planning to build in the new year. As the quote says, “life begins at the edge of our comfort zone,” and our team will continue to be a part of those who want to push our industry forward. Together we will create, we will innovate and we will execute on our vision for a fresh, modern and revitalized real estate industry.
For 2016, I’m looking forward to seeing NextHome expand across the nation. Our growth this past year has been incredible, and is only going to get better as we expand our offerings.
Mackenzie Baishiki – Director of Franchise Development
This past year has been a full throttle ride of new adventures, and unfortunately, heart-breaking times for me. For 2016, I would like to take each day to enjoy the little things, travel and share joyous moments with my loving husband, and find balance in my life. Our NextHome family has grown beyond our expectations in it’s first year and I am excited to see where we go in 2016!
Diane King – Marketing Coordinator
To be completely honest I’ve hardly even thought about resolutions for 2016. I feel like it was just yesterday that I drafted my resolutions for 2015. It’s been such a whirlwind year I can’t believe it’s already over! In 2016 I’m looking forward to starting off the year on vacation with my husband. I also look forward to spending more time with my family. I was reminded just last month with my dad’s health scare that it can all be gone in a blink of an eye. 2016 will also be the year of eating good food and drinking good wine. Gym memberships are so 2015.
Amanda Cowles – Member Services
2015 has by far been the best year of my life. My boyfriend and I moved into our new home together, I landed my first Backroll on a wakeboard, I bought my dream horse, and I made a drastic, exciting career change.
I have a plethora of goals I plan to execute this year. My main goal I have for myself is to eliminate the things I have in my life that do not bring me complete happiness that can be disposed of, such as the excess clutter I constantly have in my Jeep. I plan on entering 2016 with nothing but optimism about everything and anything that will be coming my way, personally and professionally. I also plan on finishing up my studies at Arizona State, online. It has been a very long road and I am honored to say I am finally nearing the finish line.