Deb Hansel

Deb Hansel

Deb Hansel joins the Pine Lake office. She grew up in Lincoln and attended Lincoln High. She is a member of the Nebraska National Guard. Her hobbies include softball, sand volleyball, helping friends and neighbors with home repairs. Deb can be reached at 402-580-0969 or deb.hansel@homerealestate.com.

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Preparing for your move during Peak Season

When should I first contact moving companies for estimates?

It is recommended to start getting estimates at least 6-8 weeks prior to your potential move day during peak season. Try to decide on your mover of choice 4-5 weeks prior to your move. Give your moving company as much notice as possible; especially if you are moving during the busy season (May 15th to Sept.15th). Call your mover to schedule your pick up date(s) and packing date if needed. If this is a corporate relocation, allow yourself more time to gather estimates to submit to your employer for approval.

How do I select a reputable moving company?

Ask your friends, family members and co-workers if they have any recommendations. Be sure to do your due diligence; check out the companies on the Better Business Bureau www.bbb.org and the Nebraska Public Service Commission www.psc.nebraska.gov to make sure that they are licensed, bonded, and insured.

When is the best time to move?

The busiest time for moving companies is in the summer (Peak Season) from May 15th to Sept. 15th. The end of the month and weekends will have a higher volume of moves.

What is an Estimate/Quote?

In the state of Nebraska all licensed moving companies are required to bill from the time they leave their shops until they return on a local move.  Some moving companies may have additional charges and minimum time requirements.

What is a Bill of Lading?

The bill of lading is the receipt for your goods and the contract for the transportation of your goods. Every mover is required to provide a bill of lading per regulations by the NPSC.  It is your responsibility to read and understand the bill of lading before you sign it. The bill of lading identifies the mover, specifies the terms and conditions, total charges and the valuation coverage of your shipment and the amount the mover will be liable for in the event of loss or damage to your shipment. The bill of lading is an important document.

For more information or to schedule a move, contact

Black Belt Movers

1900 Center park Rd. Lincoln, NE 68512

402-709-0970   www,blackbeltmovers.com

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Jerry Money

Jerry Money

Jerry Money joins the Pioneer Greens office. He grew up in Blair, Nebraska later moving to California. In 2010 he returned to Nebraska and presently lives in Weeping Water, Nebraska. His hobbies include golf, travel and singing Barbershop with the Sarpy Serenaders. Jerry is also the owner of Almanor Log Homes. Jerry can be reached at 714-335-2313 or jerry.money@homerealestate.com.

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Welcome HOME to Kim Garcia
April 29th, 2015

Kim Garcia

Kim Garcia

Kim Garcia joins our North office. She grew up in Raymond, NE and currently resides in the Waverly area. Her hobbies include spending time with family, travel and water or snow skiing. Kim can be reached at 402-310-2001 or Kim.Garcia@homerealestate.com.

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Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter joins the North office. She grew up in Omaha, moving to Lincoln in 2010. Her hobbies include sewing and playing darts. She can be reached at 402-709-4342 or Melissa.Carter@homerealestate.com.

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Shannon Butalla

Shannon Butalla

Shannon Butalla joins our Pioneer Greens office. She grew up in Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her hobbies include swimming, travel and spending time with family. Shannon can be reached at 402-429-5650 or shannon.butalla@homerealestate.com

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Phil Knudson

Phil Knudson

Phil Knudson joins the Pioneer Greens office. He grew up in Lincoln and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and travel. Phil can be reached at 402-730-0010 or phil.knudson@homerealestate.com

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Welcome HOME to Joe Wilson
April 8th, 2015

Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson joins the Pine Lake office. He has held a real estate license since 1973.  His hobbies include spending time with his grandchildren and playing golf. Joe can be reached at 402-450-5183 or joewilson@homerealestate.com

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Less than a year ago, Jordan and Aspen were individually preparing for their uncertain futures. Jordan had been looking for a house to buy, and Aspen had been looking for teaching jobs in different states when Jordan first met her. Messages and texts led to a dinner date in Omaha.

“From then we just knew something was different, and everything clicked,” Jordan said.

Within months, Jordan brought Aspen in on his home hunt to get her input. She was hesitant at first.

The new couple quickly learned about the fast-moving local real estate market when Jordan almost put an offer on a house in their desired neighborhood only to find that he’d have to jump a little faster.

Then they found a house on the same street online. Jordan called his HOME Real Estate agent, Adam Wiekamp, for a showing the next day by himself.

“Afterwards I was sent lots of pictures, hoping for my approval,” Aspen said. “He was very excited about it, and before we both knew it Jordan put in an offer, and it was accepted.”

Jordan proposes to Aspen in their future backyard.

Jordan proposes to Aspen in their future backyard.

But Jordan had more plans in mind for the home. With the help of his agent, Adam, they contacted the home’s listing agent, Tammy Peter of Woods Bros Realty, to ask the sellers if Jordan could use the backyard to propose to Aspen before the closing.

Another piece fell into place; the home sellers were happy to help because they had also been engaged in the home.

Jordan enlisted his friends to string lights in the backyard and prepare a fire-pit. He made up a story about having to check out some rocks in the yard. What she didn’t realize is that his friends were hiding with three cameras and a video camera.

“I explained to her how much I loved her and got down on my knee and asked her to marry me,” Jordan said. “She was very shocked and surprised and loved that I picked our future home together as a location for our engagement. A place that we will hold special in our hearts will now be a place we come home to each night. “

Aspen said yes to Jordan that night and yes to their future house. Their parents eagerly awaited the news.

“It was great that the homeowners allowed us to have the keys that night to be able to do this,” Jordan said.

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Newly engaged couple Jordan and Aspen

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Jen Grossenbacher

Jen Grossenbacher

Jen Grossenbacher joins the Pine Lake office. She grew up in Lincoln and attended Pius High School. She also attended Hastings College and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her hobbies include working out, reading and spending time with her son. Jen can be reached at 402-419-1862 or jen.grossenbacher@homerealestate.com.

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