We believe in a simple formula: Hire top-notch people. Provide all the latest tools and technology to train and support them.
Our culture is reflective of this philosophy – our branding and marketing is designed for today’s consumer, we encourage collaboration, and celebrate the unique strengths and talents of our agents. Teamwork is promoted, as it is our belief that when we work together we can accomplish so much more!
Cutting-edge technology, support, training, and teamwork mean that NextHome E-Realty agents have a better, balanced life in a drama free environment. It is just that simple.
3D technology is here! It’s no secret that the internet has changed the way buyers search for homes, but now it’s safe to say 3D technology has changed the way buyers can now view homes.
This technology allows buyers to walk through the home in 3D just as if they were there in person. It’s great for luxury properties, relocations and tenant occupied properties… not to mention the ones with puppies.
Did we forget to mention that this service is included for all NextHome E-Realty agents with listing’s over $100K?
Focus On Sales, Not Photoshop
Blue Suede Media: That’s right… we have our own in-house media company that provides professional photography, videos, aerial photography, 3D capture and agent promo shots. We can even provide floor plan renderings for your listings.
Leads with No Strings Attached
GulfCoastPowerSearch.com is our main lead generation website that gives us buyer and seller leads. People like using this site because it offers advanced search capabilities through various search fields and by using the map to zoom in on specific areas. Want to search for foreclosures with pools… no problem. We also have a lot of home builder and community content which we will be expanding soon.
Investors: Relations That Matter
MS Coast REIA is our local Real Estate Investor Association that meets at our office monthly to discuss investment strategies and educate local investors on a variety of topics. Panel discussions, wholesaling and creating a network of like minded people through win-win relationships are some of the main points for joining this organization. As a NextHome E-Realty agent, your $200 annual membership is included.
Check back soon to MSCoastREIA.com… we are creating a new site.
Justin & Darlene Allen have been licensed Real Estate Agents in the State of Mississippi since 2002. After a short hiatus from real estate in 2009, they went to work for Adams Homes and then reopened their real estate brokerage, Smart Design Properties in 2012. The same year, they started working with award winning custom home builder, Elliott Homes.
In 2016, they purchased the rights to open a NextHome Franchise named “NextHome E-Realty” with the focus on being more paperless and tech driven. They also started Blue Suede Media, an in-house media company that provides professional Real Estate Videos, Photography and 3D Virtual Reality Real Estate Tours.
In 2018… the Gulfport office welcomed Cheryl Johnson as principal broker with a Jackson County office and other locations coming soon.
As a full-time real estate professional, Cheryl prides herself on offering superior personal service to all agents in our office. The agents are her clients as she is there to support and help them whenever it is needed.
She has broad experience beyond real estate, including corporate marketing for several national companies and more than ten years in the home improvement and decor industry.
Regarded as a strong negotiator, creative problem solver and a loyal advocate for our agents, Cheryl focuses on meeting client expectations, delivering great service, expressing gratitude, communicating by listening effectively, and being held accountable.
She is a proud member of the MS Gulf Coast, Mississippi, and National Association of Realtors and subscriber to Inman, the industry’s leading source of real estate news and insight.
Outside of the office, you can find her spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and exploring the back roads of South Mississippi on her motorcycle.
Our better commission splits, with caps, along with superior computer systems, lower royalty and service fees, vendor selections, and other services are all designed to substantially drive down the costs for agents to pursue their careers.
Listing Syndication of all NextHome E-Realty properties go to hundreds of national websites. Our MLS integration pulls listing data automatically into the listing agent’s profile, where it can then be sent to our network with just a click of a button. Want to add branded photos outside of the MLS? No problem with our platform.
AFFORDABLE & FLEXIBLE ALL-INCLUSIVE FEES
Our Agent Fee Structure is as simple as you can get. We offer two models; a monthly flat rate fee and a net commission income fee. In either case, there are no surprises. No extra corporate fees, period. Just your Broker/Agent split remains with cap.
We also offer our agents the option to change plans every six months. Why change plans you ask? One common reason is seasonal. During the slower winter season agents go can on the commission split. Then when the busy summer arrives agents can switch to the monthly flat rate. Great option isn’t it?
No Sign Up Fees
You do not have to pay us to join our firm. We can’t believe this actually exists.
LUXE BUSINESS CARDS
When you join us, we provide you with your first order of company business cards reimbursed at your first closing.
On-demand, web based and live training on our programs and services. Communicate directly with a live NextHome corporate support staff person that is focused on responding promptly and accurately to your questions. Or, ask your broker!
WORLD CLASS SIGNAGE
We provide you with the very best signage for your residential listings, you just provide the Agent Name Rider that goes on top with your contact info. We even provide the cute “Luke”, the French bulldog, signs to capture more attention than ever.
For any listing priced over $100,000 we provide 20+ high quality professional photos by our in-house photographer. Need aerial shots of your seller’s estate acreage or waterfront views? No problem, they are included as well.
Knowledge is power and essential to your success. Stay ahead of new technologies, consumer trends, transactional shifts and more through progressive products and education provided by NextHome.
The majority of leads are generated straight from your Marketing and Featured Listings program, so these leads are free and exclusively yours. We also provide leads from our brokerage websites and joint marketing programs.
No Desk Fees
Being a modern brokerage, you don’t have to contribute to maintain an expensive desk that sits there 24/7, whether it is used or not. You can just schedule a time when you want to use a private office or desk in our lounge area.
Achieved through custom in-house development and partnerships with creative product developers from around the country. Our technology, advertising, marketing, training and integrated systems are all part of the package. Experience a comprehensive platform and full set of services all in one place. Leverage technology and maximize efficiency through easy-to-use systems.
Don’t want the expense or have the time to create direct mail pieces to farm your favorite subdivisions? Your broker wants to partner with you to make more gains without all of the associated pains of doing it yourself. Get all of the exposure you can handle without all of the upfront costs.
ANIMATED EMAIL SIGNATURE
Get the attention you deserve every time your clients open an email from you with customized links to your website, social media and a link to recommend you.
Go to your next listing presentation with personalized CMA material binded in a NextHome branded book or optimized for your tablet with a wow factor like no other.
Know someone that you think would be a great fit as a NextHome Sales Agent? Get a recruiting bonus for introducing them to your broker.
MOBILE CONNECT APP
Don’t worry about expensive development cost to get your own app. We have you covered with your own customized app that your clients will want to use.
DOCUSIGN E-SIGN & TRANSACTION ROOMS
Go completely paperless by using your own e-Sign and Transaction Rooms by DocuSign. Now you can go on vacation and complete your contracts remotely!
AGENT WEBSITE & BLOG
No more trying to figure out how to do this yourself. We’ve got you covered with easy to implement templates and how to videos. Get the website traffic you deserve with our fully integrated system.
MATTERPORT 3D VIRTUAL TOURS
For any listing priced over $100,000 we also provide a Matterport 3D Virtual Tour. Your clients are going to flip out the first time they experience this technology. It cuts down on the “tire kicker” showings and comes in very handy when marketing properties with tenants.
For any listing priced over $100,000 we provide your sellers with a two hour consultation with our interior decorators. Say goodbye to the days of being the bad guy when explaining to your sellers the difference between tacky and tasteful.
OF HOMEBUYERS USED AN AGENT TO BUY THEIR HOME*
OF HOMEBUYERS FOUND THEIR AGENT BY REFERRAL*
OF HOMEBUYERS INTERVIEW ONLY ONE AGENT*
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Our Technology & Marketing
An inside look at the NextHome difference. We share how our model is all-inclusive, and show you the products, services, tools, technology and more that will give you the edge to grow local marketshare.
At NextHome E-Realty, fees are kept low. There are no desk fees, no broker review fees, no website fees, no technology fee.
The franchise fee is flexible and is charged at a low, flat per-month charge or on a per transaction basis. You can change the way the fee is paid every six months. Why change plans you ask? One common reason is seasonal. During the slower winter season, our agents can choose the percentage option. Then when the spring market arrives, agents can switch to the flat rate option. And for our brand new agents, the percentage option allows them to build their businesses without the monthly fee until they sell their first home.
It’s great to have options, isn’t it?
Visit Our Office... Virtually
@ Planet Fitness Plaza in Gulfport
Stuffy cubicles made for desktops are a thing of the past. Explore our office in 3D/VR so you can better understand how our agents work and interact with each other.
Office synergy is a must and the only way to obtain this is to literally tear down the walls between the people that use it.
WHAT OUR AGENTS ARE SAYING
I came on board with Justin after spending 13 years with a Century 21 office. Justin’s fresh, forward thinking approach to real estate marketing and the internet work for his agents and their clients. His experience in new home construction is what attracted me to him as a broker.
- Liz Corkren, NextHome E-Realty Agent
Having Justin as my broker has allowed me to focus my business on higher end properties, including new homes. He is very tech savvy and always helpful when I have a problem.
I love the NextHome brand, especially the marketing material, like the signage, presentation folders, Luke the dog……. all great attention getters! Anything you need to have a successful real estate business is at your fingertips.
- Carola Herrmann, NextHome E-Realty Agent
Justin is a great broker. He is a patient teacher who is knowledgeable about real estate and the technology connected to it. I love the technology associated with NextHome, especially having my own app! I can definitely see NextHome E-Realty being the top brokerage on the MS Gulf Coast very soon.
- Ronnie Harvey, Jr., NextHome E-Realty Agent
Justin is very accessible which is a must for new agents. He has implemented several innovative systems which include joining the NextHome family. Under the NextHome banner, I see nothing but great things for the NextHome E-Realty Team!
- Paul Williams, NextHome E-Realty Agent
Real estate was a part-time job for me until I met Justin Allen and learned about NextHome E-Realty. The forward-thinking, progressive, tech-savvy NextHome model gives me the confidence to pursue real estate as a full-time career. I feel like Mike Tyson going into a listing presentation.
- Ken Harshbarger, NextHome E-Realty Agent
After searching endlessly for ways to improve my web presence and marketing for my independent brokerage and seeing the cost associated, I happened to run into Justin at an event. After telling me everything that his company does at no cost to the agents, I realized I would have a tall task to compete and decided to join his team. The technology, branding, and marketing is unmatched and is part of the new wave in today’s real estate market.
- Bobby Wantland, NextHome E-Realty Agent