As I sat in broker training for the new NextHome franchise I launched October 1, I realized I made a huge mistake!
One of the owners was fielding questions as to their exit strategy. Would they go public or sell the company as many other brokerages had done? Instead of answering the question directly, he went into a story about himself, his childhood, and ultimately his passion. Making an impact. The owners of NextHome had come to the realization as I had many years ago that the real estate industry was broken. It was inconsistent. Agents were incompetent or untrained. Agents didn’t have the experience and support they needed to broker tough situations. He, and the other four owners, decided to disrupt the real estate franchise model and only offer their solution with over 10 years in the making to select, worthy owners who had the same mission. And no… money was not the end goal.
The mistake I made? Not putting in the work to build my business years ago so I could be in a better position to take advantage of this amazing franchise model earlier! However, as they say, it’s never too late. So, after listening to the struggles of one owner, and seeing how the owners came together to deal with another owner’s personal issue that day, I realized what I was missing the past years. I was trying to change the industry alone. My motto.. “one client at a time.” and I was working hard at growing my relationships and business, but I was doing it all by myself.
From an early age, I was independent. I would figure it out on my own. Maybe it was that solutions came to me. I could sit back and look at a problem for a bit, and the solution just landed in my lap. Maybe it was how my brain was wired. The ability to look at many different variables and determine how they could interact to form a solution. I’m not sure why I didn’t see the ability in myself to lead others to those same solutions, so instead I handled every little detail in my business.. even down to filing my own taxes. No more. I’m growing my team and local family to better serve the community.
The family atmosphere that NextHome emulates offers a much needed infusion into the real estate industry. The public needs agents who care about them, and not just their pocketbook. #HumansOverHouses. Agents who take the time to listen and find that investment that makes sense for the client are rare. Couple that with amazing technology, vast international market reach, top brand recognition, and unparalleled free training and support every agent needs, and you have a combination that can’t be beat.
So, join the company that is bringing all of the smart, independent, driven, and unsatisfied agents together to form a community and family that cares about each other and their clients. NextHome Summit Group ultimately delivers on the trust, honesty, and integrity that every customer is looking for right now.