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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Welcome HOME to Jessi Pitmon
October 24th, 2014

Jessi Pitmon

Jessi Pitmon

Jessi Pitmon joins the Pine Lake office. Jessi moved to Lincoln in July. She is making a move from The Group real estate company in Colorado. Her hobbies include enjoying the outdoors, spending time with family and friends. She loves being an Aunt! Jessi can be reached at 970-217-2185 or jessi.pitmon@homerealestate.com.

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Welcome HOME to Tami Broderick
September 4th, 2014

Tami Broderick

Tami Broderick

Tami Broderick joins the Cotner office. She has lived in Lincoln since July 2013.  Her hobbies include gardening, pets and spending time with family. Tami can be reached at 402-366-5664 or tami.broderick@homerealestate.com

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Nebraska Land Title and Abstract (NLTA), under leadership of longtime employee and recently named General Manager Susan LaDuke, would like to welcome several new hires.

LaDuke joined what was then Capitol Title in 1995, and most recently the senior title manager of the commercial department. In her new position LaDuke will be taking on the day-to-day responsibility of running NLTA.

NLTA has named Judy Farmer as Title Productions Operations Manager in its Lincoln office. Farmer has more than 30 years experience in the title insurance business, having started as an abstracter and legal secretary in Nebraska City. She managed a title company there before moving to Lincoln 11 years ago to work as senior title examiner for another company. Farmer holds an associate’s degree in court reporting from Lincoln School of Commerce (now Kaplan University), and she served as deputy clerk of the Otoe County District Court for six years. Farmer has been a registered abstracter and licensed title insurance agent since 1989. She was appointed to the Nebraska Abstracters Board of Examiners in 2010 and also serves on the Nebraska Land Title Association’s legislative committee.

Farmer replaces Sheila Tracy, who has been promoted to Commercial Closing and Title Manager, LaDuke’s previous position. Tracy has more than 25 years of experience in the title industry starting in California in 1986. She has been with NLTA since March 2002 and was the Senior Commercial and Residential searcher for 11 years. Most recently Tracy served for the last year and a half as Residential Title Production Manager.

Marilyn Wimer rejoins NLTA as an Escrow Officer. She has more than 40 years of experience as an escrow officer, closing department manager and in marketing and business development. Wimer is the current president of the Nebraska Escrow Association, is a longtime active member of the REALTOR’s Association of Lincoln, and has been a licensed title agent since 1992. A former employee of Capitol Title (now NLTA) and a well-respected local escrow closer, LaDuke and her team are pleased to have Wimer back with the NLTA family.

NLTA has named Harleena Vocasek to the Construction Disbursing Clerk position. She has previously served as a mortgage loan assistant, a mortgage loan processor and an accountant at Perry Reid Properties, so she is no stranger to the real estate transaction. Vocasek holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Administration from Southeast Community College, is a Girl Scout leader and also a TeamMate mentor.

Barb McClellan has been promoted to Commercial Title Assistant. McClellan has worked in the title industry in Lincoln for 16 years. She started as a file clerk, then a receptionist, a customer service representative, a commitment typist, and most recently a title researcher. McClellan has also been with NLTA since 2002.

Nebraska Land Title and Abstract is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., and a full-service title insurance and escrow closing operation (agricultural, residential and commercial) serving the entire State of Nebraska. Founded in 1981 by its predecessor, Capitol Title, NLTA prides itself on providing customers with unparalleled service by title agents and escrow closing professionals who carry some of the most extensive knowledge and expertise in the industry. For more information, visit www.NebraskaLandTitle.com.

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