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NP Dodge Ribbon Cutting for Whispering Oaks in Council Bluffs

11/30/17 by Lisa Sohl

Council Bluffs, Iowa - Nov. 29, 2017 - An afternoon ribbon cutting ceremony was held November 29 for Whispering Oaks, the newest housing development in Council Bluffs; which is exclusively represented by NP Dodge Real Estate. 

Matt Walsh, Council Bluffs Mayor; Dan Koenig and Krissy Plunkett, Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce; City Council and Planning Commission; Jerry Torczon and Neil Smith, BHI Development Inc; NP Dodge Executive Management, Nate Dodge and Mike Riedmann; NP Dodge Iowa Offices Broker Manager, Dan Van Houten and NP Dodge agents and employees attended the ceremony, then went on to a celebration at the NP Dodge Council Bluffs Sales office.

Whispering Oaks is located nearly one mile east of Valley View Drive on Greenview Road. The new development is being built in three phases over the next few years. It will feature wooded and walkout lots, walking trails and bike trails, plus 50 acres of woodlands. Phase one is underway and includes 150 custom and semi-custom homes and villas. 

This new subdivision is being developed by BHI Development Inc. For over 30 years, BHI President Jerry Torczon has developed residential communities and commercial developments in the Omaha area. Castle Creek, Cimarron Woods, Falcon Ridge, Mission Park, and Shadow Lake are just a few of the BHI developments. Richland Homes, Pine Crest Homes, Pine Crest Villas and Woodland Homes will begin construction soon on 12 model homes and villas in the 180-acre master plan which will include 400 single-family homes when completed. Homes and villas will range from $275,000 to $600,000 and $275,000 to $325,000 respectively.

ABOUT NP DODGE
NP Dodge is the longest running family owned real estate company in the United States. The company currently maintains 8 offices in Nebraska and Iowa and has over 450 sales associates. NP Dodge is an exclusive affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

MARTECH17 - An NP Dodge Technology Event

10/18/17 by Lisa Sohl

Omaha, Nebraska - October 17, 2017 - NP Dodge MARTECH17 was held Tuesday, October 17, at Mammel Hall on the UNO Pacific Street Campus. Over 300 NP Dodge agents and other division sales associates attended the free, educational one-day event. Eleven speakers from all over the country were asked to conduct keynote and breakout sessions about the latest advancements in marketing and technology. All one hour sessions were approved by the Nebraska Real Estate Commission as Broker Approved Training credits.

Mike Riedmann, President of Residential Sales, said, “NP Dodge Real Estate is the only local broker to offer a conference of this magnitude. We value our REALTORS®, encouraging them to build their business and help them be the best they can be for their buyers and sellers.”

The day kicked off with a continental breakfast and a special welcome from Nate Dodge, President of NP Dodge Company and Mike Riedmann, President of Residential Sales. MARTECH17 offered a wide range of accomplished speakers, including keynote speaker Clara Capano, Ninja Selling and President, Capano Consulting. Ms. Capano talked to our agents on how they could identify habits that can deliver value to their clients and become a trusted advisor. After lunch in Mammel Hall’s auditorium, the mid-day keynote message was presented by Chad Curry, Managing Director, National Association of REALTORS® Center for REALTOR® Technology. He presented via livestream from his office in Chicago. Mr. Curry’s presentation was titled “Under All Is The Land: Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Real Estate”.

In addition to keynote speakers, MARTECH17 offered a large variety of breakout sessions featuring top speakers sharing their insight. Presenters included Jeff Beals, International Author and NAI NP Dodge Associate, Omaha; Angelica Olmsted, Training Director, booj, Denver, Colorado; Nobu Hata, Director of Member Engagement, National Association of REALTORS®; Leah Georges PH.D., Assistant Professor, Doctoral Program in Interdisciplanary Leadership, Creighton University, Omaha; Dr. Lee Davenport, speaker and writer, Atlanta, Georgia; Roger Stewart, Director, Customer Education and Training, REALTOR.com, Arizona; Valerie Brown-Campbell, Training Manager, ZipLogix™; Julie Antuzzi-Rueffert, Co-Owner, Braintree Marketing, Inc., Denver, Colorado; and Mike Barnett, CEO, Property Panorama, Inc.

ABOUT NP DODGE

NP Dodge is the oldest family owned real estate company in the United States. The company currently maintains 9 offices in Nebraska and Iowa and has over 450 sales associates. NP Dodge is an exclusive affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

NP Dodge Real Estate Welcomes Six New Sales Associates

08/14/17 by NP Dodge

NP Dodge Real Estate is proud to announce their newest sales associates:

Jennifer and Michael Christensen joined our Washington County sales team at 1449 Washington St., Blair, NE. Jennifer also works as a clerk in the Missouri Valley USPS, and Mike is retired from OPPD and a U.S. Navy veteran. They are 4-H parents and sponsors, members of the American Legion and ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association).

Tara Baumgartner, a new licensee, has joined the Sarpy County sales team at 4912 Shannon Drive, Papillion, NE. Tara is a graduate from the University of Colorado for Political Science, and from American Military University with a Master’s of Management and Leadership. She also has a Human Resource Certificate. Tara has been involved with Habitat for Humanity, Americorps Vista, and mayor appointed member of Bellevue Complete.
 
Jesse Cody joined the Iowa sales team at 1032 Woodbury Ave., Council Bluffs.


Brian O’Neill, a new licensee, has also joined the Sarpy County sales team at 4912 Shannon Drive, Papillion, NE. Brian is a graduate of St. John’s University.
 
Kristy Hromas, a new licensee, has joined the 204Dodge sales team at 613 N. 204th Ave. Cir., Omaha. Kristy has a BA in History, and worked for OrthoNebraska as unit secretary for over 13 years.

All Nebraska agents are members of the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® and Great Plains REALTORS® MLS. 

ABOUT NP DODGE
NP Dodge is the longest running, family-owned real estate company in the United States. The company currently maintains 8 full service sales offices in Nebraska and Iowa and has over 500 sales associates. NP Dodge is an exclusive affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

NP Dodge Real Estate Welcomes Seven New Sales Associates

07/14/17 by NP Dodge

NP Dodge Real Estate is proud to announce their newest sales associates:

Katie Bullard joined the 35Dodge sales team at 3552 Dodge Street, Omaha.

Ralonda Jackson has also joined the 35Dodge sales team at 3552 Dodge Street, Omaha.

Cassandra Jones joined the Sarpy County sales team at 4912 Shannon Drive, Papillion, NE. She has been a real estate agent for over 4 years.

Bethany Milledge, a new licensee, has also joined the Sarpy County sales team at 4912 Shannon Drive, Papillion, NE.

Gene Hug also joined the Sarpy County sales team at 4912 Shannon Drive, Papillion, NE. He has been a real estate agent for just 2 years.

Bobbi Jo Cheek has joined the 204Dodge sales team at 613 N. 204th Ave. Cir., Omaha.

Victoria Borsheim has joined the Omaha Home Equity Group at our 108Dodge sales office at 601 N. 108th Cr., Omaha. Vicki had worked in the life and health insurance industry for the past 38 years, gaining the following designations (HIPAAP, ACS, HCSA, AIAA).  Vicki held numerous positions on boards and committee’s to include: President of the Nebraska Home Office Life Underwriters Association, Panel Member for the Nebraska Health Underwriters Symposium, Company Representative for the Nebraska Strategic National Implementation Process, Health Insurance Association of America and the American Council of Life Insurance for four years, a member of the Fellow Life Management Institute and Advisory Board Panel Member for Mutual of Omaha Political Action Committee for six years. Vicki is a native Nebraskan, born in Bellevue. She was raised in Council Bluffs where she attended and graduated from Saint Albert High School.

All Nebraska agents are members of the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® and Great Plains REALTORS® MLS.

ABOUT NP DODGE

NP Dodge is the longest running, family-owned real estate company in the United States. The company currently maintains 8 full service sales offices in Nebraska and Iowa and has over 500 sales associates. NP Dodge is an exclusive affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

 

NP Dodge Real Estate Welcomes Eight New Sales Associates

06/08/17 by NP Dodge

NP Dodge Real Estate is proud to announce their newest sales associates:

Todd Gallatin joined the Fremont sales team at 1037 East 23rd Street, Fremont, NE.

Angela Wilson has joined the Iowa sales team at 1032 Woodbury Ave., Council Bluffs. Angela has over 21 years experience in real estate. She has extensive experience in new construction and property management. Angela attended the Des Moines Area Community College and the University of Phoenix.

Inger Kindler joined the Fremont sales team at 1037 East 23rd Street, Fremont, NE.

Crystal Hodge also joined the Sarpy County sales team at 4912 Shannon Drive, Papillion, NE. She has over 14 years of real estate experience.

Randy Fujan has joined the Fremont sales team at 1037 East 23rd Street, Fremont, NE.

Tammy Wherley has joined the Fremont sales team at 1037 East 23rd Street, Fremont, NE.

Chris McCain, a new licensee, joined the 204Dodge sales team at 613 N. 204th Ave. Cir., Omaha. Chris has a BA in Business Marketing, Graphic Design and Fine Art from Dana College. He has over 22 years of digital and traditional marketing. Chris is a multiple ADDY and Pinnacle award winner, and owns his own ad agency.

Austen Hall has joined The Jacobsen Group at the 108Dodge sales office located at 601 N. 108th Cr., Omaha.

All Nebraska agents are members of the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® and Great Plains REALTORS® MLS. Iowa agents are members of the Southwest Iowa Association of REALTORS® and Southwest Iowa MLS.

ABOUT NP DODGE

NP Dodge is the longest running, family-owned real estate company in the United States. The company currently maintains 8 full service sales offices in Nebraska and Iowa and has over 500 sales associates. NP Dodge is an exclusive affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

NP Dodge Holds Team Training CE Class for Agents

05/23/17 by Lisa Sohl

Omaha, Nebraska - May 23, 2017 - NP Dodge today held a free 3 hour informational class for their agents at UNO’s Mammel Hall. Over 100 NP Dodge agents attended the required “Team Training” CE class featuring Gary Carpenter. The session was designed to educate the agents on all of the new rules and regulations from the Nebraska Real Estate Commission. The morning kicked off with a continental breakfast and a welcome from Mike Riedmann, president of Residential Sales.

Gary Carpenter, top-producing agent and Masters Real Estate Academy Instructor, focused on the new agency requirements for teams and how to market their services. Mr. Carpenter originally trained with the Floyd Wickman Team.

ABOUT NP DODGE

NP Dodge is the longest running, family-owned real estate company in the United States. NP Dodge Real Estate is an exclusive affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®.

NP Dodge General Sales Meeting at the Alamo

05/11/17 by Lisa Sohl

Omaha, Nebraska - May 11, 2017 - NP Dodge Real Estate today held a General Sales Meeting for their agents at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Over 150 NP Dodge agents attended the event. We started with a beautiful continental breakfast and a welcome from Mike Riedmann, president of Residential Sales. The meeting included a superstar agent open house panel featuring Ashley Knudsen from our Fremont office, Tanya Blocker from the Sarpy Office and Jan Anderson from our 108Dodge office. Questions and answers were directed by Alan Strong, Senior Sales Manager, and our panel to address how we can better serve our potential homeowners and sellers.

New consumer and agent tools were introduced, including an upcoming Open House Extravaganza and CloudCMA program. The big surprise at the end of the meeting... 5 FREE Open House directional signs with hardware were handed to each agent who joined us for the meeting. An amazing venue for our agents and many fun giveaways created a spectacular General Sales Meeting.

ABOUT NP DODGE

NP Dodge is the longest running, family-owned real estate company in the United States. NP Dodge Real Estate is an exclusive affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®.

NP Dodge Announces the Appointments of Svendgard and Gibson

04/28/17 by Lisa Sohl

Omaha, Nebraska - April 28, 2017 - NP Dodge Real Estate is proud to announce the promotion of Travis Svendgard to Washington County Broker Manager and Ryan Gibson to 108Dodge Assistant Manager.

Travis Svendgard has been named the Managing Broker at our Washington County Office at 1449 Washington St. in Blair and the Tekamah Office. He’s been with NP Dodge since starting his real estate career 18 years ago. In the beginning, Travis worked as an individual agent before becoming a partner of the top producing Your Home Team. Travis is a lifelong resident of Blair. He is active in the community coaching baseball and serving on the YMCA Board of Directors. Travis is a past member of the Washington County Historical Association. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received his real estate broker license in 2004. Travis will provide superior direction and support for all the agents at this location. “We’re proud to have Travis take over management of our Washington County office. He offers a wide range of experience in real estate and will be of great service to our customers and fellow agents,” said
Mike Riedmann, President of Residential Sales.

We welcome Ryan Gibson as the new Assistant Manager of 108Dodge at 601 N. 108th Cir. in Omaha. He joined NP Dodge almost two years ago with over 11 years of luxury real estate experience. Ryan is very involved in the community. He currently is the Board President of TeamMates Omaha Metro Catholic Schools and Board Director of Fontenelle Forest. Ryan has also held the past positions of Board Chairman of the Douglas County Fair, River City Rodeo Board Member, Board Chairman of the Floor Committee for Knights of Aksarben and Chairman of St. Margaret Mary Parish Council. He will work with Managing Broker Jill Anderson to help oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility and 80 of our top sales associates in Omaha. “We’re very pleased to have Ryan join our management team. Ryan’s wide range of experience in management and luxury real estate sales is very valuable to our sales associates and the Company,” said Mike.

ABOUT NP DODGE

NP Dodge is the longest running, family-owned real estate company in the United States. The company currently maintains 10 offices in Nebraska and Iowa and have over 450 sales associates. NP Dodge
Real Estate is an exclusive affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®. 

DodgeCares Donates Over $67,000

03/29/17 by NP Dodge Real Estate

Omaha, Nebraska - March 29, 2017 - Today, DodgeCares, Inc. presents $67,323.00 to 15 local, nonprofit organizations located throughout eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. The check presentation took place at the NP Dodge 108Dodge Sales Office in Omaha. Joining the DodgeCares Board of Directors are NP Dodge residential sales associates and employees who contributed throughout 2016 to the worthy charity program.

Mary Robson Rensch, president of DodgeCares, said “On behalf of DodgeCares, its agents and Board of Directors, we say thank you! We have some amazing nonprofit organizations in our region that do the hard work every day to make sure that food and housing needs of our community and its people are met. We are proud to be able to support these important efforts. We applaud each and every one of them for continuing to make Omaha a better place to live.”

DodgeCares, Inc. contributions are for the following nonprofit charitable organizations: Council Bluffs Housing Trust Fund; Habitat for Humanity of Omaha; Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity; Habitat for Humanity of Sarpy County; Heart Ministry Center; Joseph's Coat/Washington County Food Pantry; Lydia House; MOHM's Place/New Visions Homeless Services; Open Door Mission; Rebuilding Together Omaha; Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter; Stephen Center; Together Inc.; Wounded Warriors Family Support; and Youth Emergency Services.

A 501(c)(3) exempt charitable organization founded in 2002 by agents of the NP Dodge Company, DodgeCares, Inc.collects and distributes tax-deductible contributions from NP Dodge sales associates, employees and the general public. The company’s continuous support of the community stems from the belief in people and nonprofit agencies that work to make Omaha and its surrounding areas an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

For more information about DodgeCares, Inc. and its work in the region, you may contact Mary Robson Rensch, President of DodgeCares Board of Directors, at (402) 690-6279.

 

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