Relocation Director Jennifer Lemke with the WHRGroup Partner in Quality Award

Relocation Director Jennifer Lemke with the WHRGroup Partner in Quality Award

HOME Real Estate has received the 2013 Partner in Quality Award from WHRGroup Employee Relocation.

The award is based on service and cost metric to WHR and the service rankings provided to transferring employees. In Lincoln, these are State Farm employees being transferred to a different city.

WHR monitors and records every transaction associated with a transferring employee and surveys transferees on their experiences. The Partner in Quality Award requires a minimum of 10 transactions in one year, and HOME Real Estate achieved a best-in-class ranking in the top one percentile of all service partners in its category.

HOME Real Estate, an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, is the area’s leading real estate company serving 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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HOME Real Estate and Woods Bros Realty agents and staff helped to raise more than $2,000 during the fifth annual Soup or Chili Cook-off for Cancer Wednesday in Lincoln.

The Chili Cook-Off raised $2,025 for the American Cancer Society through $1 voting beans.  Voters were made up of HOME and Woods Bros agents and staff, along with staff from Nebraska Land Title and Abstract, HomeServices Lending, HomeServices of Nebraska Insurance and Larabee School of Real Estate. The group has raised a total of more than $10,000 to date.

This year the Celebrity Judge Award went to John Fink of the HOME Real Estate North office for his Smoked Turkey Chili. Celebrity judges were Channel 8 Eyewitness News Anchor Rod Fowler and Greta’s Gourmet Co-Founder Kevin Mandigo.

Celebrity Judges Kevin Mandigo and Rod Fowler present John Fink (center) with the winning trophy.

Celebrity Judges Kevin Mandigo and Rod Fowler present John Fink (center) with the winning trophy.

The People’s Choice Award (with the most beans) went to Jean Piontek and Paul DeVries of the Woods Bros Realty Wilderness Hills office for their Hardrock Baked Potato Soup.

“We’ve had a lot of cancer within our organization, and it’s just affected so many families, so many agents, that we wanted to do something,” HomeServices of Nebraska CEO Gene Brake said. “This was our way of participating and trying to help find a cure.”

The 2014 participants from HOME Real Estate were: John Fink, North office; Noel Herrington, Cotner office; Chefs Amy Birkholz and Shawndel Polivka and Soup Servers Mitzi Garthright and Jake Grasmick, Pine Lake; and Fran O’Leary, Pioneer Greens. Connie Hain made her “Say Cheese-y Potato Soup” and hosted a photo booth for the Support Services office.

More photos from the event can be viewed on the HOME Facebook page.

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HOME Real Estate celebrated its top professionals at an awards banquet Feb. 7 at the Country Club of Lincoln.

Karen Schaeffer of the Cotner office was named 2013 Realtor of the Year, and Abby Burmeister of the Pioneer Greens office was the Top Overall Residential Producing and Listing Producing Associate. Leighun Brabec of the North office was the second recipient of the Steve Schleich Community Service Award.

Mary Stull of the Pioneer Greens office earned Top Overall Residential Selling Associate, and Jeff Johnson of the Cotner office had the Most Closed Units by an Associate. John Fink earned the Excellence in Outgoing Referrals Award.

Paul & Madonna Kardell of the Pioneer Greens office won the top Couple Awards for listing, selling and overall production, while Lydi and Vladimer Gorbun from the Pine Lake office were the Top Overall Residential New Construction Couple and had the Most Units Closed by a Couple.

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; Donna Melichar, Pine Lake office; and Abby Burmeister, Pioneer Greens office.

Newcomer of the Year awards went to Jennifer Witzel at Cotner, April Bohling at North, Shawndel Polivka at Pine Lake, and Janelle Wise of Pioneer Greens.

The Top New Construction Associates in each office were Noel Herrington, Cotner; Katie Bugbee, North; Donna Melichar, 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. Noel Herrington won the Agent Choice award from Cotner, Leighun Brabec for North, Donna Melichar for Pine Lake and Jeannine Curtis for Pioneer Greens.

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

View photos from the event in our Facebook album.

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Shannon Williams

Shannon Williams

Shannon Williams joins the North office. She has lived in Lincoln since 1984. She is a graduate of Doane College where she earned a degree in psychology. She has worked in the health industry and her expertise is health education and group facilitation. Her hobbies include art, gardening, reading, home decor and enjoying the outdoors. Shannon can be reached at 402-310-4738 or shannon.williams@homerealestate.com.

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