The Future of Real Estate
Educated & Professional
Hard-working and Persistent
Dedicated & Truthful
Accessible & Team-Oriented
Unparalleled Technology
Flexible & Fair Compensation Models
Join NextHome Estates Realty Group

Are you looking to join a professional and progressive real estate company? We are looking for agents who are interested in a firm that is on the cutting-edge of technology, and ready to take that next step in this changing real estate environment. We are committed to helping you succeed, because your success is our success.

NextHome Estates Realty Group
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Who We Are

Our Culture

Our company culture speaks to who we are, the type of agents we attract, and how we are perceived by the consumer of real estate services. We focus on what is really needed to successfully partner with an agent to assure their success. That is, client-centric marketing, comprehensive technologies, automated systems and an inspirational culture. Our agency promotes a culture of partnership, transparency, family, mutual success, and an atmosphere of optimism and commitment.

Our technology team has built a highly automated, comprehensive proprietary platform that puts the latest real estate technology at your fingertips all in one place, and it’s extremely easy to use from anywhere in the world. Leveraging the most cutting-edge technologies and social media strategies, with unparalleled marketing exposure assures our agents a large network of connections, as a platform to create and build relationships, not merely customers. Our multifaceted approach to training and support is designed for today’s busy agents and their schedules.  And, our all-inclusive model is affordable and flexible so agents can adjust their fees as market conditions change.

NextHome Estates Realty Group is part of the NextHome family of brokerages.  NextHome is one of the fastest-growing real estate franchises in the United States.  We are dedicated to providing 5-star concierge services to our clients, and providing the extra value that others simply will not, while always dealing with our clients, colleagues and others, in an honest, straightforward and professional manner. Quality, integrity, commitment, agility, respect, performance and trust are the promises we make to our clients, and each other.

Meet the Owner

Our Broker

Thomas McKenzie, NextHome Estates Realty Group Broker

Our president and broker, Thomas McKenzie JD, is passionate about the real estates industry, and has been a Licensed Real Estate Broker since 1998.  His brokerage provides services throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County, and he is committed to helping his agents succeed. 

He is also an accomplished attorney, with a Juris Doctor in Law.  He has practiced law for over 25 years, in the areas of estate planning, elder law, trusts, probate, asset protection, and business formations.   This ability to legally advise the clients of the brokerage firm, as well as our agents, gives us a decided edge over the vast majority of real estate brokerage firms in Southern California.   He has also had years of experience as a financial advisor, which enables him to better assist our clients with their long-term dreams and goals. 

He has earned the following real estate-related designations:

  • RENE: Certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert
  • PSA: Certified Pricing Strategies Advisor
  • FTBS: Certified First-time Buyer Specialist
  • CPRES: Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist
  • GRN: NAR Official Designation of GREEN
  • e-PRO: NAR Certification involving advanced training in websites, social media and marketing
  • SRES: Certified Senior Real Estate Specialist
  • RSPS: Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist
  • MRP: Military Relocation Professional Certification
  • SFR: Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification


  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • California Association of REALTORS®
  • State Bar of California
  • Licensed to practice law before the California Supreme Court
  • Real Estate Section of the State Bar of California
  • Trusts and Estates Section of the State Bar of California
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Financial Planning Association
  • International Association of Registered Financial Consultants
Our broker’s years of experience in law and real estate assist him, and our agents, in navigating the complex issues that arise in the buying or selling of real estate.

On the personal side, Tom is married to his wife, Natalie, and they are raising four amazing children, ages 10, 12, 17 and 18.  Prior to his careers in law and real estate, he was a professional entertainer, who appeared on a number of television shows, main showroom stages in Las Vegas and other venues throughout the United States, and local nightclubs throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

Our virtual brokerage platform gives our agents the flexibility they need to be successful, whehter meeting a client at a local restaurant, vacationing in the Bahamas, or simply working from home. However, for those agents who occassionally need a meeting room, our office in Los Alamitos, California, is functional and well-appointed. However, we feel that the traditional office is fastly becoming an anacronism. Today’s real estate buyers and sellers demand more flexibility from the agents with whom they work, and value face-time and the convenience of other modes of communication, like email, Zoom, texting, and the like.

Where We Work

Our Office

Our virtual brokerage platform gives our agents the flexibility they need to be successful, whether meeting a client at a local resaurant, vacationing in the Bahamas, or simply working from home. However, for those agents who occassionally need a meeting room, our office in Los Alamitos, California, is functional and well-appointed.  We feel that the traditional office is fastly becoming an anacronism. Today’s real estate buyers and sellers demand more flexibility from the agents with whom they work, and value face-time and the convenience of other modes of communication, like email, Zoom, texting, and the like.

What We Offer

Our Benefits

Client-centric Brand

All of our branding is created to connect with the consumer, including our mascot, “Luke,” who has been a hit with children and adults alike. Our brand is a modern style that connects, resonates, and communicates the role of the agent to differentiate NextHome Estates Realty Group from firms with a tired image and dated technology.

Paperless Office

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!

Relevant Marketing

Showcase luxury, lifestyle, and community with passion, vision, quality, and design with the most professional marketing materials — online and print — in the business today.

In-House Attorney

Because our owner/broker is an attorney with years of experience with the legal aspects of real estate, trusts, probates, trust administration, asset protection, etc., our agents have access to free expert legal advice, as they assist their clients in purchasing or selling real estate.  This can be of great assistance to our agents, and our clients, when legal questions arise.


Our agent’s return on investment, along with superior technology, 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 (please see “Compare The Numbers” sheet, below).

Affordable & Flexible Fees

Our Agent Fee Structure is as simple as you can get. We offer two models: a monthly flat rate fee, or a percentage of the firm’s gross commission for the transaction. Both have opportunities for 100% commission. In either case, there are no surprises, period.

We also offer our agents the option to change plans every six months. Why change plans? One common reason is seasonal. During the slower winter season, our agents can choose the percentage option. Then, when the spring market arrives, our agents can switch to the flat rate option. And for our new agents, the percentage option allows them to build their businesses without the monthly fee until they sell their first home.

Low To No Desk Fees

In today’s mobile work environment, we know agents spend time with their clients at many locations. We provide technology to free our agents from being tethered to the office, so a desk fee is usually not necessary. If you simply must have a physical office, then, and only then, will you pay a very low desk fee.

Cutting-edge and Integrated Technology

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, and one hub provides our agents access to a network of services, marketing, training, and business tools. Everything you need is right at your fingertips while on the go. The platform enables you to leverage technology and maximize efficiency through easy-to-use systems.

Paperless Office

We’re allergic to filing cabinets! We provide you with a cloud-based transaction management solution that allows you to work off your mobile device from contract to close!

World-class Signage

We provide you with the very best signage for your residential listings. We even provide “Luke”, the French bulldog, signs to capture more attention than ever.

ZipFormPlus Transaction Management Technology Suite

Provides Premium Libraries. Making real estate transactions easier, the leader in automated transaction solutions for real estate professionals. Enhancing the value of the services they deliver to their clients, while improving their own productivity and efficiency. Supplying digital tools of the trade. We simplify the repetitive and complex steps of real estate transactions, while providing the recognized industry standard for electronic forms, transaction management systems, storage and so much more. Create seamless workflows from ‘listing to close’, we create a smooth, expedient, 100% digital transaction process for real estate professionals and their clients, industry wide.

No Sign-Up Fees

NextHome Estates Realty Group does not charge agents to join our firm.

Mobile Technology and Integration

Life is on the move and real estate happens everywhere. Transact, market, and execute your business anywhere, anytime. And to make it even easier, our technology, advertising, marketing and training are all integrated … and part of the package. Experience a comprehensive platform and full set of easy–to-use services all in one place.

Comprehensive Marketing

Beautiful signage, high quality presentation folders, listing presentation book covers, cloud CMA software, agent websites, drip email campaigns, DocuSign integration, mobile connect technology, and other collateral marketing materials at your fingertips with just one single login.

Cloud-Based CMA

Our state-of-the-art CMA system enables you to create stunning presentations, Buyer Tours, Property Reports and Flyers in minutes. Arrive at your listing appointments with the most comprehensive data and impressive presentation tools.

Agent Websites

No more trying to figure out how to do this yourself. We have you covered with easy to implement templates and how to-do videos. Get the website traffic you deserve with our fully integrated system.


Knowledge is power and essential to agent success. Our agents stay ahead of new technologies, consumer trends, transactional shifts and more through progressive products and training provided by NextHome. Nexthome provides access to hundreds of hours of audio and video training on the go. Learn from ideas and strategies to increase our business from industry experts and coaches. Topics range from increasing social media marketing to how to succeed with for sale by owners. Our 12-week Day One program, exclusive to NextHome, is a comprehensive course designed to launch NextHome agents into production, igniting them to grow their business. The program’s objective is to enable new agents to close at least one transaction per month.

Free Business Cards

When agents join NextHome Estates Realty Group, we reimburse them for their first order of high-quality, specially branded and produced company business cards after they close their first transaction.


NextHome Estates Realty Group provides on-demand, web-based and live training for our programs and services. Our agents may communicate with brokers or speak directly with a live NextHome corporate support staff person that is focused on responding promptly and accurately to questions.

National Listing Distribution

At NextHome Estates Realty Group your listings will syndicate to hundreds of different websites. The power of our National Listing Distribution program gives your listings unparalleled exposure to all key homebuyer web search sites and the best opportunity to sell your listings fast, for the highest price possible.

National Reach

Our agents tap into a nationwide network of NextHome offices for trusted referral handling and idea exchanges.

Recruiting Bonus

Know someone interested in joining our family at NextHome Estates Realty Group? We pay our agents on every new agent they bring to the company.


of homebuyers used an agent to buy their home



of homebuyers found their agent by referral


of homebuyers interview only one agent



of consumers read online reviews

Cost-effective & Cutting-edge

Our Fees

The old brokerage models are outdated and often leave agents disappointed, frustrated, and wondering what they are paying for with their current broker. NextHome Estates Realty Group was built to provide more value by providing modern and efficient tools, technology, and support at an affordable price. Our Agent Fee Structure is simple and competitive. Based on experience and past production, we offer two models: a monthly, flat-rate fee, or a percentage of the agent’s commission for the transaction. In either case, there are no surprises.

NextHome Estates Realty Group offers agents the option to change plans every six months. Why change plans? One common reason is seasonal. During the slower winter season, our agents can choose the percentage option. Then, when the spring market arrives, our agents can switch to the flat-rate option. For newer agents, the percentage plan is the perfect way to get your business up and running, while minimizing your monthly fees. In both compensation models, we include products and features that other brokerages charge for, or don’t even offer at all!

If you are committed to building a successful business, we are dedicated to providing you with the training, tools and resources necessary to ensure your success. We include products and features that other brokerages charge for or don’t even offer at all.

We are not a discount brokerage. We are looking to partner with associates who are always looking for ways to add value to their service and enhance the customer experience. We are confident that NextHome Estates Realty Group offers the very best value for the full-service REALTOR®.

Our Mission: Enriching lives by helping people find their next home.

Inside the NextHome Franchise

Why NextHome?

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.  


What Our Agents Are Saying

I joined NextHome Estates Realty Group right before the worldwide pandemic started, changing all of our lives. I love the fresh look of the franchise, and the fact that you can do everything virtually, using their cutting edge technology tools. Little did I know they would become my home-based office during these unprecedented times.  I have really enjoyed the fact that we have been able to function and work, serving our clients by going that extra mile, while at the same time, helping to protect them against the “invisible enemy”.   With NextHome, all that and more is possible!  When it comes to real estate in real time, Next Home Estates Realty Group is your one stop shop!

– Adriana Dominguez, Next Home Estates Realty Group Agent