Blog : North Carolina Real Estate

NextHome expansion continues with NextHome Parkside Realty

NextHome expansion continues with NextHome Parkside Realty

Jamie Dillard
Jamie Dillard

Pleasanton, CA— May 10, 2017 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Parkside Realty. The new brokerage is the 8th NextHome franchise location opened in the state of North Carolina.

Based out of Durham, NextHome Parkside Realty will be owned and operated by veteran real estate broker, Jamie Dillard. The brokerage will service the local communities of Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill and the remainder of the Wake and Orange Counties.

The City of Durham is home to nearly 250,000 residents and is known for being home to one of the most iconic college basketball schools in NCAA history – Duke University. In 2007, Forbes.com named Durham as one of the Top 20 Places to Educate Your Child.

The brokerage will provide sales services for residential properties with a specialization in first time and move up home buyers.

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NextHome Integrity First opens in Fayetteville, North Carolina

NextHome Integrity First opens in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Michelle Morris
Michelle Morris

Pleasanton, CA— January 24, 2017 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the NextHome franchise – NextHome Integrity First. This represents the seventh office location in the state of North Carolina.

Based out of Fayetteville, the brokerage will be owned and operated by real estate veteran, Michelle Morris, and will serve the needs of residents in Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett and Lee counties. NextHome Integrity First provides services such as residential sales, luxury home sales, investment property sales and multi-family residential sales.

Located an hour south of Raleigh, Fayetteville is home to just over 200,000 residents and is known for the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. The city’s motto is “History, Heroes, and Hometown Feeling”.

In the mortgage industry for over 15 years, Morris was a top loan officer for Allegiance Mortgage Corporation. While she built a very successful career on the mortgage side, Morris found herself interested in switching to real estate sales.

In 2006, Morris purchased and opened her first brokerage under a national franchise brand. Using her experience working with real estate clients, Morris spent the next seven years building a successful brokerage that grew to 13 agents.

Personally, Morris exceeded over 60 transactions annually – all while running her brokerage and leading her agents.

In addition to the real estate sales, Morris diversified the company by adding a property management division in 2010. Just as she had built a high volume real estate sales company, the property management portfolio flourished, growing to over 500 properties under her company’s management.

After her franchise affiliation ended, Morris looked for a different franchise brand that would better serve her team and agents.

In mid-2016, while searching the internet for a franchise, she came across the NextHome brand. The look and feel was different. She liked what she saw, but it was the affiliation of a respected real estate broker that made her take interest in the company.

“Harold Chappell is a very successful and respected figure in North Carolina real estate,” said Morris. “When I saw that he had joined NextHome, I knew I had to find out what made this company so special.”

“After speaking with (NextHome’s Vice President of Sales) Charis Moreno, I saw that the company’s listing and marketing tools were exactly what I needed at my brokerage,” she added.

NextHome Integrity First’s hallmark is the community-centric approach in real estate. By having the company’s agents be advocates, not only for real estate, but in supporting small businesses as well.

When not selling real estate, Michelle and her husband of 20 years, Tom, own several other successful businesses. The couple own a local FedEx/UPS shipping store, as well as a local pizza parlor, Foxes Pizza Den. With Tom being a retired Army veteran, he spends most of his time running the two businesses, while Michelle focuses on the brokerage.

The couple has three children, sons Ian (32 years old) and Jacob (28), and daughter Sydney (15).

Congratulations to Michelle and her team at NextHome Integrity First for the opening of their brand new NextHome brokerage!

 

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 Office in Rock Hill, South Carolina

NextHome Opens Office in Rock Hill, South Carolina

Lisa Baker
Lisa Baker

Pleasanton, CA— January 5, 2017 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the NextHome franchise – NextHome Platinum Advantage. This represents the third office location in the state of South Carolina.

Based out of Rock Hill, and sitting along the border of North and South Carolina, the brokerage is dedicated to serving the needs of clients in both states. NextHome Platinum Advantage serves Charlotte and Huntersville in North Carolina, as well as South Carolina cities such as Fort Mill, Indian Hook, Lake Wylie, and Rock Hill.

The company will be owned and operated by Lisa Baker, an accomplished REALTOR® and real estate investor.

Baker started her journey into real estate buying investment property. While working as a full-time nurse, Baker purchased her first investment property in 2008. As a single mother, she wanted a secondary stream of income to provide for her and her son, Jacob.

“I was beginning to see how unsteady retirement could be and thought it would be best to invest in something steady like real estate,” recalls Baker.

After the successful rehab and resale of her first investment property, she not only bought and sold more homes, but her friends saw the success and wanted to join in. With the launch of her own real estate investment business, Affluent Enterprises, it made sense for Baker to get her real estate license. In 2011, she became a REALTOR® and had a goal of not only leaving her nursing career to sell real estate full time, but to own her own brokerage within five years.

“I didn’t want to be someone who was working 80 hours a week,” said Baker. “When I was a nurse, I was already working long hours. Add in my commitment to investing in my own properties, as well as helping other clients, it was only a matter of time before I moved to selling real estate full time.”

Baker found the NextHome franchise in early 2015 via a Google search. Knowing she wouldn’t be ready to open her own company for another 18 months, she put the idea of franchising on the backburner.

Five years after she set a goal to open her own brokerage, she was ready to do so. In late 2016, Baker began gathering all she needed to open her brokerage. Not surprisingly, the cost of getting all the tools and technology to best serve her clients proved to be expensive and time consuming to package together.

Baker remembered the NextHome franchise and reached out to find out how the company could help her solve her dilemma. After an hour on the phone with NextHome’s Vice President of Sales, Charis Moreno, she knew what direction she would be going in.

“I’ll be the first to tell you that I did not want to franchise,” said Baker. “But after talking with Charis and seeing how the company grew over the past two years, it made perfect sense for me to affiliate with NextHome. I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

In addition to running her own real estate business and helping clients, Baker is an active public speaker, often asked to speak at events where she provides expert advice to aspiring real estate investors.

When not selling real estate, you’ll find Baker spending time with Jacob, now 19 years old. She also loves to garden and crochet.

“I’m full of energy and love to stay busy, but when it’s my off time, I’m an old soul,” Baker says with a laugh.

Congratulations to Lisa and her team at NextHome Platinum Advantage for the opening of their brand new NextHome brokerage!

 

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 Mountain Realty in Boone, North Carolina

NextHome opens NextHome Mountain Realty in Boone, North Carolina

Josh Cash and Judy & Allan Wagner
Josh Cash and Judy Anne & Allan Wagner

Pleasanton, CA— September 6, 2016 NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Mountain Realty. The brokerage represents the franchise’s sixth location in the state of North Carolina.

The brokerage’s leadership team is comprised of three business partners –Josh Cash, Judy Anne Wagner and Allan Wagner. Cash will act as the broker in charge for the firm, while Judy will focus on marketing and agent relations. Allen will be focused on the day to day activates of the brokerage including assisting agents with their business.

The Boone-based brokerage will provide residential and commercial real estate sales services to the counties of Ashe, Avery and Watauga. NextHome Mountain Realty will also offer property management and new construction services.

Cash started his real estate career at a young age as he worked for his grandfather for the family’s construction business. Cash would work onsite helping out with the construction of new homes. After several years of working on location, he moved to the sales side of the business, selling the properties that the company would build. By focusing on modular and manufactured homes, the company sold over 30 properties annually and have been one of the most respected builders in the area.

In 2006, Cash attained his real estate license and began selling re-sale properties in addition to the brand new real estate being built.

Cash opened Cash Realty shortly after getting his license, as well as the new construction division of his business – Cash Custom Homes.

In 2009, Cash Custom Homes made adjustments to adapt the changing real estate market.

“80% of our company built homes were focused on second home and move up buyers,” recalls Cash. “We adapted to the market shift by building first time buyer homes and we were able to change with the times.”

Over the next six years, Cash Realty grew and maintained being a successful reseller of homes built by Cash Custom Homes.

Cash wanted to expand the company and diversify the business. He felt working alongside with two partners he could trust made the most sense for the company.

The Wagners are real estate veterans with a hyper focused relationship-building style unique to their market. With Allan licensed for 17 years and Judy Anne for the past ten, the duo sold more homes annually than most in their market. Ranked as the #1 in sales for their previous office, Hodges and Company, for six years in a row, the Wagners were awarded the President’s Award for their high achievements in sales volume.

With over three decades of working with the Cash family, the fit was a perfect one.

“Allan and Judy were the right partners to open with under the NextHome brand,” said Cash. “Judy is a spark plug of energy and will provide a marketing dynamic that many brokerages in our area are lacking. Her business acumen and along with her focus on branding will really provide NextHome Mountain Realty the visibility to get the brokerage the exposure we need.”

“Allan will provide a component of agent-centric leadership and mentorship,” added Cash. “His way of working with agents in solving complex real estate issues will assist me in making sure all of our agents feel supported and confident when working with clients.”

Please join us in welcoming Josh, Judy, Allan and the rest of the team at NextHome Mountain Realty to the NextHome family!

 

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 Choice Realty opens in Charlotte, North Carolina

NextHome Choice Realty opens in Charlotte, North Carolina

Jules King
Jules King

Pleasanton, CA— June 21, 2016 — NextHome is proud to announce our latest addition to the franchise, NextHome Choice Realty. The brokerage represents the fifth NextHome franchise in the state of North Carolina.

Owned and operated by local real estate broker, Jules King, the Charlotte-based brokerage will provide residential real estate services to the areas of Charlotte, Lake Norman, Union County, Mecklenburg County, Stanley County, and the greater Charlotte metropolitan area.

With nearly 2.5 million residents, Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina. It is recognized as the third fastest-growing city in the United States and is headquarters to such companies as Bank of America and the East Coast operations of Wells Fargo Bank.

A native South African, King moved to the United States as a teen and lived in North Carolina for over a decade. After marrying her husband, Andrew, the couple moved to a small town near Dublin, Ireland.

Just as the United States experienced a recession, so did Ireland. With Andrew working as a financial advisor, the volatile Irish economy had the Kings thinking about relocating back to the U.S.

In 2009, the couple made the move back to North Carolina, where King decided to follow her passion of working in real estate. She attained her license in 2010 and joined a large independent firm in Charlotte.

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NextHome expands with NextHome Triangle Group in Raleigh, North Carolina

NextHome expands with NextHome Triangle Group in Raleigh, North Carolina

Don Fuquay and Doyle Hardison
Don Fuquay and Doyle Hardison

Pleasanton, CA— February 16, 2016 — NextHome is proud to announce our newest addition to the franchise, NextHome Triangle Group. The brokerage represents the fourth NextHome franchise location in the state of North Carolina.

Owned and operated by business partners, Don Fuquay and Doyle Hardison, the Raleigh-based office will provide residential real estate services to the areas of Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, and the remainder of the Raleigh Metro area. The brokerage will also provide assistance to clients in acquiring and selling investment properties, luxury homes, farms, and agriculture properties.

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