Under the leadership of CEO James Dwiggins, NextHome, Inc., was named the No. 4 franchise in the country by Franchise Business Review, which also ranked the California-based brokerage as a Top Services Franchise and a Top Franchise for Women, in 2019.
"To have NextHome place fourth against all other companies the first time we applied for this award was quite a surprise," says Dwiggins. "What we're most proud of is that this award was determined by honest feedback from our franchisees. It feels good to know our members truly love what we are building together."
NextHome was also named one of the fastest-growing U.S. private companies on the Inc. 5000 list.
"NextHome's accomplishments are a testament to the hard work of our team to deliver a consumer-centric brand and an innovative technology platform that resonates with agents and brokers," says Dwiggins. "More than that, it speaks to the level of professionalism of our members who are truly the absolute best in the business. We couldn't be prouder of their accomplishments, helping NextHome grow at such a tremendous rate."
Dwiggins has been in the franchise business since 2006, originally joining Realty World Northern California & Nevada as director of technology and strategy before becoming vice president. In 2014, he and his business partner founded NextHome and purchased Realty World Northern California & Northern Nevada. In 2015, NextHome officially launched as a national real estate franchise and has since opened more than 350 office locations in 45 states with over 3,500 agents.