Hasemann named Shining Star
February 27th, 2015

Mike Hasemann with CEO Gene Brake

Mike Hasemann with CEO Gene Brake

Mike Hasemann, of our accounting department, was recently named a Shining Star.

His nomination read:

“Mike is amazing and has been wearing so many hats! He goes out of his way to help with anything needed and always is pleasant and has a smile on his face! I have never once seen him stressed or overwhelmed even in the midst of year-end reports and start of new year … all this while covering 3 positions! Mike truly is a shining star!”

Shining Stars are HomeServices of Nebraska associates, including managers, employees and agents, who help make our company a better place for our customers, clients and for each other. Nominees must exemplify the following:

  1. The person went out of their way to exceed the HomeServices of Nebraska Standards and best practices.
  2. The gesture or service was above and beyond normal job requirements or expectations.
  3. The employee, manager or agent went beyond the call of duty to ensure the needs of a customer, fellow employee or agent.

Anyone is invited to nominate employees, agents or managers who have displayed The Shining Star Spirit. For someone to be recognized, a Shining Star Nomination Form must be submitted by the 15th of every month. *A participant is eligible to win one (1) time per year.

Shining Star Values

Positive Attitude – A positive attitude is focusing on what is useful, beneficial and worthwhile in each and every situation. Your attitude is displayed through your words, actions and facial expressions with your customers and those around you.

Accountable - Accountable is being responsible for your actions and behaviors as they impact customers and those around you.

Responsive – Being responsive is being open to the situation as it occurs and responding in a sensitive manner to meet needs and expectations.

Teamwork – Teamwork is helping each other win and taking pride in each other’s victories. No one person or department alone can provide for the comprehensive needs of our customers. We achieve our goals when working together as a team.

No Excuses – A culture of no excuses acknowledges when mistakes or perceived shortcomings are made and seeks to correct or make right rather than rationalize or justify the problem.

Exemplary - To serve as a model or example of positive action; strive for high performance standards and deliver results. Demonstrate technical competence. Set high standards for self, demonstrating integrity and superior customer service skills.

Responsibility – Responsibility is acting with initiative and understanding that our organization and our customers are depending on us.

Service - Service is everything we do to exceed the needs and expectations of our customers at all times.

Safety – Demonstrate the importance of safety and how it may influence our daily lives.

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Welcome HOME to Heather Niemann
February 26th, 2015

Heather Niemann

Heather Niemann

Heather Niemann joins the Pioneer Greens office. She grew up in Grand Island. She moved to Lincoln in 2011. Her hobbies include working out and spending time with her family. Heather can be reached at 308-930-0072 or heatherniemann@homerealestate.com.

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“IT Guys” named Shining Stars
February 24th, 2015

Bryan Snodgrass and Steve Dowse, of our Information Technology “Help Desk” department, were recently named Shining Stars.

Their nomination read:

“Bryan & Steve face many obstacles when working with us day to day. The way they negotiate through them inspires everyone.  We are thrilled to have them on our team and we want them to know how much we appreciate the work they do for us. They are truly our Shining Stars.”

Bryan Snodgrass & Steve Dowse

Bryan Snodgrass & Steve Dowse

Shining Stars are HomeServices of Nebraska associates, including managers, employees and agents, who help make our company a better place for our customers, clients and for each other. Nominees must exemplify the following:

  1. The person went out of their way to exceed the HomeServices of Nebraska Standards and best practices.
  2. The gesture or service was above and beyond normal job requirements or expectations.
  3. The employee, manager or agent went beyond the call of duty to ensure the needs of a customer, fellow employee or agent.

Anyone is invited to nominate employees, agents or managers who have displayed The Shining Star Spirit. For someone to be recognized, a Shining Star Nomination Form must be submitted by the 15th of every month. *A participant is eligible to win one (1) time per year.

Shining Star Values

Positive Attitude – A positive attitude is focusing on what is useful, beneficial and worthwhile in each and every situation. Your attitude is displayed through your words, actions and facial expressions with your customers and those around you.

Accountable - Accountable is being responsible for your actions and behaviors as they impact customers and those around you.

Responsive – Being responsive is being open to the situation as it occurs and responding in a sensitive manner to meet needs and expectations.

Teamwork – Teamwork is helping each other win and taking pride in each other’s victories. No one person or department alone can provide for the comprehensive needs of our customers. We achieve our goals when working together as a team.

No Excuses – A culture of no excuses acknowledges when mistakes or perceived shortcomings are made and seeks to correct or make right rather than rationalize or justify the problem.

Exemplary - To serve as a model or example of positive action; strive for high performance standards and deliver results. Demonstrate technical competence. Set high standards for self, demonstrating integrity and superior customer service skills.

Responsibility – Responsibility is acting with initiative and understanding that our organization and our customers are depending on us.

Service - Service is everything we do to exceed the needs and expectations of our customers at all times.

Safety – Demonstrate the importance of safety and how it may influence our daily lives.

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HOME Real Estate offices helped raise more than $2,600 for the American Heart Association during the company’s annual “Paper Heart Challenge.”

The Pine Lake office won the challenge, raising nearly $600 from the sales of different colored paper hearts. The winning office earns a breakfast cooked by corporate staff.

HOME Real Estate and its sister companies hold the “Paper Heart Challenge” each February during National Heart Health month.

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Matan Gill, Cory Scott and Ben Dinger

Matan Gill, Cory Scott and Ben Dinger

HOME Real Estate was pleased to be a sponsor of the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development’s JumpStart Challenge for the second year in a row. HOME and its parent company, HomeServices of Nebraska, awarded a $1,000 cash prize to the team of Cory Scott and Matan Gill, who presented an innovative solution named “myBlock” to the company’s neighborhood reviews challenge.

“Not only was myBlock well designed, Cory and Matan did excellent research into the business and regulatory side of the problem,” said Ben Dinger, Internet Services Manager for HomeServices of Nebraska, who, alongside General Manager Shannon Harner, awarded the prize to Scott and Gill.

LPED’s JumpStart challenge involves corporate sponsors presenting an industry problem to various teams who, in turn, pitch a solution at a later date to the companies. HomeServices was joined by Cabela’s and nMotion accelerator in judging the Challenge, which is now in its third year. For more information about the JumpStart Challenge, visit www.jumpstartchallenge.com or the official press release.

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Welcome HOME to Karen Heinzle
February 17th, 2015

Karen Heinzle

Karen Heinzle

Karen Heinzle joins the Pine Lake office. She grew up in a military family and had the opportunity to live in many places. She moved to Lincoln in 1987 and attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her hobbies include sailing, scuba diving and animals. Karen can be reached at 402-610-0624 or karenheinzle@homerealestate.com.

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HOME honors top associates
February 11th, 2015

HOME Real Estate celebrated its top professionals at an awards banquet Feb. 5 at the Country Club of Lincoln.

Leighun Brabec of the North office was named 2014 Realtor of the Year, and Jeni Eitzman Meyer of the North office was the Top Overall Residential Producing and Residential Selling Associate. Anita Rockenbach of the Pioneer Greens office was the recipient of the Steve Schleich Community Service Award.

Abby Burmeister of the Pioneer Greens office was named Top Overall Residential Listing Associate, and Jeff Johnson of the Cotner office had the Most Closed Units by an Associate. Meyer also earned the Excellence in Outgoing Referrals Award.

Lydi & Vladimer Gorbun of the Pine Lake office won the top Couple Awards for residential listings, new construction, units and overall production, while Paul & Madonna Kardell of the Pioneer Greens office were the top couple for residential sales.

The Top Overall Producing Team and Most Units Closed by a Team awards went to the Searcy Team of the Cotner office.

Each office recognized agents in four different categories. Top Producers in each office were: Jeff Johnson, Cotner office; Jeni Eitzman Meyer, North office; Doug Hanna, Pine Lake office; and Abby Burmeister, Pioneer Greens office.

Newcomer of the Year awards went to Roger Berry at Cotner, John Crumrine at North, Jake Grasmick at Pine Lake, and Saul Bakewell of Pioneer Greens.

The Top New Construction Associates in each office were Noel Herrington, Cotner; Katie Bugbee, North; Lydi & Vladimer Gorbun, Pine Lake; and Vern Sorensen, Pioneer Greens.

Finally, all the agents in each office voted for a fellow agent who best exemplifies the spirit of the office. Roger Berry won the Agent Choice award from Cotner, June Ring for North, Doug Hanna for Pine Lake and Myron Tremain for Pioneer Greens.

To see more of the sales awards, visit www.HomeRealEstate.com/Awards.

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Nickie Casburn

Nickie Casburn

HOME Real Estate has announced that Nickie Casburn will be the company’s full-time Relocation Director.

Casburn has worked with the HOME Real Estate family of companies for more than 20 years, most recently as an executive assistant to the general manager. In her new role, she will work with companies relocating people to and from the Lincoln area in addition to serving HOME Real Estate agents with their client relocation needs.

Casburn, a Lincoln native, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in early childhood and elementary education. She and her husband, Paul, have three sons: two at UNL and one in high school.

Casburn fills the position being vacated by Jennifer Lemke, who is leaving the corporate office to work as an agent alongside her husband, Eric, at the HOME Real Estate Pine Lake office.

HOME Real Estate, an affiliate of HomeServices of America, has been voted “Best of Lincoln” 16 years running and serves the Lincoln, Seward, and surrounding areas. The company’s agents are committed to providing clients with exceptional service in all stages of the building, buying, and selling process, including real estate, mortgage, title, and insurance. For more information about HOME Real Estate, visit www.HomeRealEstate.com.

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Welcome HOME to Dayton Spomer
February 6th, 2015

Dayton Spomer

Dayton Spomer

Dayton Spomer joins the Cotner office. He grew up in Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He can be reached at 402-310-0301 or dayton.spomer@homerealestate.com.

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Shannon Meysenburg

Shannon Meysenburg

Shannon Meysenburg joins the North office. She moved to Lincoln in 1997. She is the mother of five boys and the co-owner of Medicap Pharmacy. Her hobbies include maintaining rentals, travel and spending time with family. Shannon can be reached at 402-314-6159 or shannon.meysenburg@homerealestate.com.

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