Congratulations to the 2016 HOME award winners

HOME Real Estate celebrated its 2016 top professionals at an awards luncheon Feb. 2, 2017, at the Country Club of Lincoln.

Don Dahlquist was named 2016 Realtor of the Year, and Megan Ourada was the recipient of the Steve Schleich Community Service Award. Mary Stull received the Donna Melichar Ultimate Professional Award, in memory of the late Donna Melichar. Employee of the Year honors were given to Marketing Coordinator Mai Do, and the Most Outgoing Referrals Closed Award went to Jessi Gipson.

Agents nominated and voted for those agents who best exemplify the spirit of HOME, and Agent Choice Awards were given to Fran O’Leary, Erika Bartels, Roger Schreiner, and Aaron Wagner.

Being the first year in one consolidated HOME Real Estate office at Midtown, the company opted to switch up the awards, giving platinum, gold, silver and bronze awards in different categories.

Top Producing Associates were Eric Lemke, Platinum; Jeff Johnson, Gold; Todd Lorenz, Silver; and Amy Birkholz, Bronze. The Top Overall Producing Team awards went to Abby Burmeister and Tiffany Heier, Platinum; and The Searcy Team, Gold; and the Top Overall Producing Couple awards went to Paul and Madonna Kardell, Platinum; and Lydi and Vladimer Gorbun, Gold.

The Newcomer of the Year awards went to Kimberly Rempel, Platinum; Bri Buser, Gold; Daria Springer and Marsha Artz, Silver; and Phil Knudson, Bronze.

Top Overall New Construction awards were as follows: Lydi and Vladimer Gorbun, Platinum; Sherri Walker, Gold; Amy Birkholz, Silver; and Katie Bugbee, Bronze.

Top Overall Listing Associates were Jeff Johnson, Platinum; Eric Lemke, Gold; Sherri Walker, Silver; and Katie Bugbee, Bronze.

The Top Overall Selling Associate awards went to Todd Lorenz, Platinum; Eric Lemke, Gold; Kimberly Rempel, Silver; and Stacy Hartgerink, Gold.

Most Units Closed awards were given in three categories. Individuals: Jeff Johnson, Platinum; Eric Lemke, Gold; Stacy Hartgerink, Silver; and Kimberly Rempel, Bronze.

Team: The Searcy Team, Platinum; and Abby Burmeister & Tiffany Heier, Gold. Couples: Paul and Madonna Kardell, Platinum; and Lydi and Vladimer Gorbun, Gold.

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