HomeServices of Nebraska recently hired Beth Plants as Commissions Processor on the accounting team.

Plants will be processing commission checks to ensure that each real estate agent involved in any given transaction is paid correctly.

Plants also works part-time as a tax specialist for H&R Block during tax season. She was born and raised in Lincoln, but has traveled throughout the United States and also Mexico, Canada and even went with Nebraska Wesleyan Symphonic Band to Australia to play for the Olympic Torch run in the 2000 Olympics.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, Justin, nine-year-old daughter, Winsome “Winnie,” and their two dogs, Jax and Buddy. She also enjoys Husker football, yoga and knitting.

HomeServices of Nebraska is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate. It includes the entities of HOME Real Estate, Woods Bros Realty, Nebraska Land Title and Abstract (NLTA), HomeServices Lending, HomeServices of Nebraska Insurance, Home Owners Plus and the Larabee School of Real Estate. For more information about HomeServices of Nebraska, call 402-434-3700.

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Welcome HOME to Lisa Eley
January 22nd, 2015

Lisa Eley

Lisa Eley

Lisa Eley joins the Pine Lake office. She is a Nebraska native who has lived in Lincoln for 27 years. She and her husband Warren of 30 years have raised 4 children. She brings her experience in property management when held a real estate license in the late 1980’s. She also has the experience of owning 3 homes as well has helpful knowledge in landscaping and home improvement. She looks forward to bringing her energy, passion and knowledge to help you buy or sell your next home. Lisa can be reached at 402-450-1443 or lisa.eley@homerealestate.com.

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Welcome HOME to Colleen Potratz
January 21st, 2015

Colleen Potratz

Colleen Potratz

Colleen Potratz joins the Pine Lake office. She grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska and has lived in Lincoln since 1990. Her hobbies include golfing, home renovation and interior design. Colleen can be reached at 402-730-5186 or colleen.potratz@homerealestate.com.

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Welcome HOME to T.J. Gibbons
December 16th, 2014

T.J. Gibbons

T.J. Gibbons

T.J. Gibbons joins the Cotner office. He grew up in Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His hobbies include watching sports, meeting new people and trying new things. T.J. can be reached at 402-499-9163 or tj.gibbons@homerealestate.com.

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Welcome HOME to Amanda Ottley
December 16th, 2014

Amanda Ottley

Amanda Ottley

Amanda Ottley joins the Pine Lake office. She grew up in Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Her hobbies include Jazzercise and spending time with her one year old son. Amanda can be reached at 402-429-9564 or amanda.ottley@homerealestate.com.

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MP900390556If you have holiday shopping to do, you may be considering doing some of it online. Browsing the Internet and shopping online comes with some risks that you need to know how to navigate. A large percentage of viruses, Trojans, malware and adware are created by fraudsters trying to trick you into revealing your credit/debit card or banking information. They often rely on a computer user having unsafe browsing habits. Here are some security best practices to help you safely shop online:

  1. Only conduct business with reputable vendors.
  2. Use a credit card for transactions rather than a debit card, and check your statements for fraudulent transactions.
  3. Keep your software and your Web browser up to date.
  4. Use anti-virus software, and keep it updated.
  5. Don’t click on advertisements – they may have nasty backdoors, adware, trackers and cookies that will eventually cause problems on your computer.
  6. Be wary of emails that advertise sales or bargains – consider browsing to the main site without clicking a link in an email.
  7. While making purchases, make sure there is a padlock in the browser window or https://at the beginning of the Web address to signify that it is a secure site. If there isn’t, do not enter personal information.
  8. Avoid using applications for your phone or computer that offer to store sensitive information, even if they appear to be secure.
  9. Avoid shopping while using public or unsecured Wi-Fi networks.

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Welcome HOME to Bri Buser
December 8th, 2014

Bri Buser

Bri Buser

Bri Buser joins the North office. Bri grew up in Minnesota and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 2005. Hobbies include cooking, martial arts and playing the drums. Bri can be reached at 402-875-2591 or  bri.buser@homerealestate.com.

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HomeServices of Nebraska recently hired Cortney Denker as Education Manager of the Larabee School of Real Estate and Jane Bartunek as Executive Assistant to the CEO.

Cortney Denker

Cortney Denker

Denker will oversee and promote real estate agent education programs at the Larabee School of Real Estate. She graduated with a degree in marketing and management from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. In addition to some marketing experience, she also worked as a business analyst for a liquor distributor in Omaha. She recently moved back to her hometown of Lincoln with her husband, Tyler, a CPA, to be closer to family. Outside work, she loves running and spending time with her family, friends, and their dog, Milo, a Golden Retriever.

Jane Bartunek

Jane Bartunek

Bartunek is transferring to the corporate office to assist the CEO of HomeServices of Nebraska. Bartunek also grew up in Lincoln and is an East High graduate. She previously worked at the HOME Real Estate Pioneer Greens office as office manager for more than 20 years, and she also served as the MLS Administrator at the REALTORS® Association of Lincoln for nearly 10 years. Bartunek and her husband, Steve, have been married for 25 years and have a cat named Lucky. She enjoys NHRA Drag Racing, riding Harley Davidson motorcycles and down time at home.

HomeServices of Nebraska is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate. It includes the entities of HOME Real Estate, Woods Bros Realty, Nebraska Land Title and Abstract (NLTA), HomeServices Lending, HomeServices of Nebraska Insurance, Home Owners Plus and the Larabee School of Real Estate. For more information about HomeServices of Nebraska, call 402-434-3700. For information on the Larabee School, visit www.LarabeeSchool.com.

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Welcome HOME to Andrea Boettcher
November 19th, 2014

Andrea Boettcher

Andrea Boettcher

Andrea Boettcher joins the Pioneer Greens office. She grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is currently attending Doane College. Her hobbies include cooking, shopping and reading. Andrea can be reached at 402-570-6265 or andrea.boettcher@homerealestate.com

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Welcome HOME to Eric Angell
October 24th, 2014

Eric Angell

Eric Angell

Eric Angell joins the North office. He grew up in Kansas and moved to Waverly, Nebraska in 2010. His hobbies include playing with his dog, baseball (he is a diehard Royals fan) and spending time with family. Eric can be reached at 402-626-5748 or eric.angell@homerealestate.com.

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