We’re more than just the “orange” team. At last week’s national conference, over 800 NextHomies from across the USA demonstrated what makes our company different. We’re a family committed to each other and our clients. Sure, we may have the best technology in the business, but our business is driven by human connections.
Meeting at the fabulous Cosmopolitan, having fun was not a challenge. With NextHomies from 45 states (sorry Vermont), we kicked off the week at the annual O21 Party, sporting our best orange attire. With orange everything, we were able to catch up with our distant peers. Our friends at Mississippi’s NextHome HomeFront, fresh off their grand opening, are successfully helping military families find their next homes on the Gulf Coast. Our neighbors in Maine at NextHome Experience managed a whopping 508 transactions last year.
As the conference opened, the corporate team briefed us on NextHome’s upcoming developments. This includes upgrades to our already great app, improvements to our agents’ internal CRM, and enhanced partnerships. We also previewed the soon-to-be-released video ads (no sneak peeks!). Deals with innovative companies with SmartZip continue to allow NextHome agents to intelligently connect with their markets.
In the broker summit portions of the conference, we traded ideas with each other and corporate leadership (who amazingly seemed to know everybody by name, even despite our conference badges).
Most importantly, we discussed how to keep our agent teams happy, engaged, and appreciated. To that end, NextHome is introducing a new broker-led training program (Q2) to prepare new agents to reach 12 deals/year in their first 12 weeks. Thanks to an incredible partnership with NAR, agents will be able to earn NAR designations right here at NextHome Titletown’s office (Fall 2019).
Beyond our immediate NextHome family, we’ve redoubled our efforts to the community. Whether we’re working with a homebuyer or an investor, real estate can build generational wealth. This is a hefty responsibility that requires all of us to be leaders in our communities. That’s why NextHome has announces its charity partnership with Canine Companions for Independence, providing service dogs free of charge to those in need.
Mid-conference, we gathered at the Omnia Nightclub Patio at Caesar’s Palace overlooking the Las Vegas strip on a gorgeous evening with temperatures in the mid-70s (VERY welcome to us New Englanders, who hadn't felt temperatures that warm in many months!) . There, we celebrated the top performing offices and each other while watching the sun set on a busy day.
As we wrapped up the conference, we were inspired by a host of notable speakers, including:
NBA legend Mark Eaton, who reminded us of our commitments to our teams – know your job, do what you’re asked, make people look good, and protect others.
Engagement Specialist Terri Murphy, who reminded us of the importance of real connections. While we brag about our tech tools and infrastructure, that’s not the heart of this business. Thoughtless automation leads to abdication of our responsibilities. Technology, when used correctly, helps us build connections with clients – not abandon them.
At the final dinner, over 300 of the top NextHome Agents, Teams, and Offices were recognized for their achievements and performance for last year. Then, the room transformed into a Vegas club as the party roared on into for one final night as we all prepared to return home with renewed commitments to our agents, clients, and communities.
At NextHome Titletown, we’re thrilled to bring this progressive brand to Boston. We’re here to change the lives of our clients and our agents. #whosnext