NextHome Named #1 Franchise in the Country…Again

NextHome Named #1 Franchise in the Country

Winter Springs, FL  January 17, 2022 — 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.”

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NextHome Launches NextMortgage!


NextHome, the No. 1 real estate franchise, and CMG Financial, a national privately-held, mortgage banking firm, announce the launch of their new joint venture partnership, NextMortgage.

NextMortgage will launch with offices in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kentucky first with plans to continue expansion throughout the United States. The company will be a collaborative partnership centered around the very best loan officers with a focus on culture, guidance, knowledge, and educating consumers to make empowered real estate decisions.

NextHome is the No. 1 franchise in the U.S. across all categories for 2020 based on customer satisfaction. Their ethos as a company has been to put humans first and trust that the business will follow and grow by providing exemplary service to their franchisees. NextHome plans to carry that same mindset and approach to the mortgage business, by building a company with the same principles.

“It’s rare to find a mortgage company that shares our same vision and principles, but after meeting the team at CMG Financial, we knew they were the right partner to create an entirely new mortgage experience for the NextHome membership,” said NextHome CEO James Dwiggins. “We’re truly excited at the prospect of developing a simpler, concierge-based real estate experience by combining the very best real estate agents and loan officers in the business.”

Similarly, CMG Financial thrives because of its loan officer-centric culture, with leadership working together to support branches on the local level and deliver the tools they need to succeed. One of the advantages of the joint venture partnership with CMG Financial is that loan officers will gain access to nationwide operations support plus proprietary products available exclusively to CMG and its affiliates.

First-time homebuyers can take advantage of HomeFundItTM, the down payment gifting platform, to accept and apply monetary gifts toward their down payment and buy a home sooner with a larger down payment.

Experienced homeowners may benefit from the All In One LoanTM, a first lien HELOC that combines mortgage financing and banking to help homeowners pay off their mortgage faster and reduce the lifetime cost of mortgage interest, all while maintaining access to home equity as needed.

“We are thrilled to be working with NextHome, a company that is dedicated to personalizing the real estate experience and believes in the individual over the deal. Here at CMG Financial, culture is crucial to the success of our company. Finding a like-minded partner helped shape the creation of NextMortgage – a new mortgage lender that is heavily focused on improving the overall home buying experience for all parties involved,” said Chris Harris, SVP Joint Venture Manager, the CMG Financial.

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Announcing The Casan Collection – NextHomes New Luxury Brand


NextHome entered the real estate space in 2014 to make a difference in the industry. So what is the NextHome difference? We listen. As a franchise, NextHome has taken great strides within these six years, overcoming various challenges that spurred new strategies to best fulfill the needs of our NextHomies as they service hundreds of unique markets across the country.

Introducing… The Casan Collection.

NextHome members are innovators, passionate about redefining the real estate experience in ways that prioritize the value of the human relationship. We understand that people looking to buy or sell their home are looking to do so with the greatest ease, placing their trust in us to expertly guide them through the process.

Luxury clients share these same qualities, plus an innate desire for something exclusive, someone who recognizes their unique wants and needs. The Casan Collection was specially designed to meet the standards of the top 10 percent of the market and set a new benchmark in luxury real estate.

Our commitment to elevating the highly specialized sale of luxury homes translates to the Casan Collection being available only to NextHome members who have completed a thorough training and certification course through the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. As the leaders in this space for nearly two decades, the Institute has deep knowledge of the affluent clientele that makes up that top 10 percent of every market.

“The Institute’s intensive, two-day training program teaches real estate professionals how to work with the affluent and how to anticipate their ever-changing needs, especially in this market,” said Diane Hartley, President of The Institute. “Agents armed with this training and access to the beautiful branding of the Casan Collection will most certainly stand out in their markets.”

When creating Casan’s brand identity, we teamed up with the world’s leading design firm Pentagram to create what this new name in luxury real estate would look like. Along with the sophisticated visual identity, we developed a set of guidelines for the marketing package each Casan listing deserves. Implementing high marketing standards has been a major area of success for NextHome, and Casan will follow suit to ensure a superior experience.

Every Casan Certified agent and every home in the collection observes these high marketing standards that are strictly monitored, giving agents a formula for success in advertising these high-end residences. These guidelines include requisite usage of the elegant Casan yard signs and print materials, staging, professional photography and 3D tours, floor plans, along with the hand-curated tools LUXVT and Studeo.

LUXVT is a global advertising package like no other that features listings in top-tier media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Robb Report, Mansion Global, and duPont REGISTRY™. More than placement in these publications, LUXVT provides hundreds of international ads, an elegant video tour, social media marketing, and more. The integration between LUXVT and NextHome means no Casan agent has to enter the same data, again and again, the listing information is fed seamlessly between the platforms for maximum efficiency. Reaching a global audience has never been easier.

“LUXVT is extremely thrilled to be a part of the Casan initiative,” said Charles Bornheimer, LUXVT Founder and CEO. “LUXVT and NextHome share a vision for luxury real estate marketing that’s accessible and easy for agents while delivering an irresistible value proposition to home sellers. Through Casan, both agents and homeowners will benefit from this tech-driven, distinctive approach to luxury.”

A crucial component of Casan’s success comes from our partnership with Studeo. NextHome and Casan Certified agents enjoy automated digital storybooks for qualifying listings, showcasing a client’s residence through dynamic visuals, picture carousels, animations, and more.  It’s an immersive experience that brings the story of the home to life, at a time when affluent buyers are looking for a compelling narrative.

“We created Casan to be the new benchmark in luxury real estate,” said James Dwiggins, Chief Executive Officer of NextHome, Inc. “Luxury is about exclusivity, which prompted an elevated brand identity and minimum marketing standards – thus setting the bar high and setting Casan Certified agents apart from the crowd. We’re adding to the NextHome brand, building an elite collection of marketing and tools to give our agents the edge over the competition.”

Gaining the trust of refined clientele comes with an unwavering commitment to excellence with zero shortcuts. NextHome’s Casan Collection is the next level of luxury real estate.


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