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DodgeCares Donates Over $58,000 To Local Charities

03/28/18 by NP Dodge Marketing/Advertising

Omaha, Nebraska - A total of $58,754.00 was presented to 15 local, nonprofit organizations located throughout eastern Nebraska and western Iowa from DodgeCares, Inc. The check presentation was held at the NP Dodge Sarpy Sales Office in Papillion. Special speakers included Colonel John Flosom, Founder of Wounded Warriors; and Mary Talen, Director of Development with Youth Emergency Services (YES). Joining the DodgeCares Board of Directors were NP Dodge leadership, residential sales associates and employees who contributed throughout 2017 to the charitable program. 

"Thank you to our amazing agents and employees for their contributions. We’re so proud of this program and the help that it provides to our community! The NP Dodge team of agents don’t have to give - but they do with great pride and generosity. And of the many amazing nonprofit organizations in our region that make sure the food and housing needs of our community and its people are met... we applaud each and every one of them for continuing to make this a better place to live. " said Mary Robson Rensch, President of the DodgeCares Board.

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

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.

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

NP Dodge Welcomes Seven New Residential Sales Associates

03/16/18 by NP Dodge Marketing/Advertising

Omaha, Nebraska - NP Dodge Real Estate is proud to announce seven new sales associates:

Richard van Gelder has joined the 148Dodge sales team at 501 N. 148th St., Omaha. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate Management. Originally from The Netherlands, Richard is fluent in Dutch and German. Richard has also worked in Lahaina, Maui and St. Louis MO in marketing, art and real estate.

Team Young, Brenda and Todd Young, have joined the 204Dodge sales team at 613 N. 204th Ave. Cir., Omaha. Brenda and Todd are experienced in both residential and commercial real estate. They proudly represent Timberline Homes.

Amanda Barrett has joined the 148Dodge sales team at 501 N. 148th St., Omaha. Amanda works with Boy Scouts of America and graduated from UNO.

Blane Rump joined our Fremont sales team at 1037 East 23rd Street. Blane has been in the real estate industry for 16 years as both a Broker and Sales Associate.

Callie Brockman has joined The Brown Stones Group at our 108Dodge sales office at 601 N. 108th Cr., Omaha. She is a Burke graduate, studied interior design and ran her own day care business.

Trista Beaudette joined our Fremont sales team at 1037 East 23rd Street. Trista also works with Convergys, and helps her husband with his tattoo shop in Fremont.

Shevi Collins joined the Iowa sales team at 1032 Woodbury Ave., Council Bluffs. Shevi is also a member of the Southwest Iowa Association of REALTORS.

ABOUT NP DODGE

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

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NP Dodge Celebrates with Special Phil Dodge Award Winner

02/26/18 by Lisa Sohl

Omaha, Nebraska - The annual NP Dodge Holiday Party and Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, February 24, at the La Vista Conference Center. The theme for the evening was embraced by all - “Celebrating Like Gatsby... NP Dodge Style”. The late Doug Steinkruger, 35Dodge Broker Manager who passed away November of 2017, was honored with the Phil Dodge Award. Each year one special NP Dodge REALTOR® is chosen for this coveted award for his/her commitment to customer service, professional ethics, community involvement, and as Phil Dodge himself once said ”Our highest calling is service over self”.

Mr. Steinkruger was featured in an emotional video at the event. Nate Dodge, President of NP Dodge Company, spoke about Doug’s accomplishments and personally presented an engraved plaque featuring a bronze likeness of his late grandfather, Phil Dodge, to Doug’s family. In his announcement speech, Nate said, “...Doug’s enthusiasm and management style made his sales office more like a home than a workplace. He’d say “this office is my family”. He had a love for diversity and community. We feel very fortunate to have had Doug with us his entire real estate career.”

The NP Dodge Awards also recognize the hard work and accomplishments of top agents. The event showcases the top teams and individuals for Closed Volume and Units, along with many other awards. The Closed Volume winners were The Jansen Team (Top Mega Team Award, 108Dodge Office); The Rensch Group (Top Power Team and Company Overall, 108Dodge Office); Frontline Home Team (Top Partners, Sarpy Office) and Kim Bills (Top Individual, Sarpy Office). The Closed Unit winners included The Jansen Team (Top Mega Team, 108Dodge Office); The Rensch Group (Top Power Team and Company Overall, 108Dodge Office); Frontline Home Team (Top Partners, Sarpy Office) and Jose Correa (Top Individual, 35Dodge Office).

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 450 sales associates. NP Dodge is an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.

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NP Dodge Welcomes Residential Sales Associates

02/23/18 by NP Dodge Marketing/Advertising

Omaha, Nebraska - NP Dodge Real Estate is proud to announce their newest sales associates:

Jason Young joined the 204Dodge sales team at 613 N. 204th Ave. Cir., Omaha. Jason is a U.S. Air Force retiree and earned an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Manitou Systems Technology from the Community College of USAF.

Julie Digilio joined the 35Dodge sales team at 3552 Dodge Street, Omaha.

Oliver Morgan joined the 108Dodge sales team at 601 N. 108th Cr., Omaha. Oliver is a former title and escrow closer, worked in the food and beverage industry and is a professional drummer and recording artist. He attended the Randall School of Real Estate.

Sandy Davis joined the Sarpy County sales team at 4912 Shannon Drive, Papillion. Sandy is a Licensed Hearing Specialist, and holds a professional designation in Business Management. She is a member of the Sarpy Chamber of Commerce T.I.P.S. Group.

Julie Evanoff joined the Iowa sales team at 1032 Woodbury Ave., Council Bluffs. Julie previously worked as a Manager with Northern Natural Gas Company.

Jim Owen joined the 204Dodge sales team at 613 N. 204th Ave. Cir., Omaha. Jim is also a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF).

Ashley Schulte joined the 35Dodge sales team at 3552 Dodge Street, Omaha. Ashley is a Benson graduate, and received her license from the Capital School of Esthetics.

ABOUT NP DODGE

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

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Three NP Dodge Agents Became Ninja Selling Graduates

12/15/17 by Lisa Sohl

Omaha, Nebraska - December 20, 2018 - Three NP Dodge agents attended and graduated from the four-day Ninja Selling Installation event in Grand Junction, Colorado this month. Travis Svendgard, Broker Manager of the NP Dodge Washington County Sales Office; Carol Kaufman, NP Dodge Sarpy agent and Greg Kraemer, NP Dodge 204Dodge agent; all completed the intense training to become the first NP Dodge graduates. Ninja Selling specially designed this high-level course to help REALTORS® learn effective leadership techniques and customer service skills to better serve their clients and community.

Ninja Selling is a sales system developed by Larry Kendall and is based on a belief in abundance and the power of focused energy and synergy with others. The symbol used for Ninja Selling is the Japanese symbol for “Ki” or the universal energy that connects all things. Today Ninja Selling has more than 30,000 graduates in the United States, Canada, and Spain.

Mike Riedmann, President of NP Dodge Residential, stated, “So proud of Travis, Carol and Greg for traveling to Colordao to invest in themselves through this amazing program. I’m confident this training experience will have a positive impact on their business and home life as they continue to grow and practice what they’ve learned. We look forward to bringing this opportunity to all our NP Dodge agents here at home.”

ABOUT NP DODGE
NP Dodge is the longest running, family-owned real estate company in the United States. The company currently maintains 9 sales offices in Nebraska and Iowa and has over 450 sales associates. NP Dodge Real Estate is an exclusive affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®.

NP Dodge’s Skudler and Stokes Receive Highest Awards from Southwest Iowa Association of REALTORS®

12/08/17 by Lisa Sohl
Omaha, Nebraska - December 20, 2018 - Jesse Skudler, an agent in the NP Dodge Council Bluffs office, was named Realtor of the Year by the Southwest Iowa Association of Realtors. The announcement was made on Thursday, December 7, at the association’s annual inaugural dinner at the Council Bluffs Country Club. Skudler was selected by a committee that received recommendations on worthy candidates submitted by the public.
 
Sharon Stokes, another NP Dodge Council Bluffs agent, won the Realtors Emeritus Award. Recipients of the Realtor® Emeritus Award have 40 years of membership in the National Association of REALTORS and have served at least one year in a national, state or local association office.
 
Dan Van Houten, Vice President of Iowa Offices, said, “I am extremely proud of these two individuals and their accomplishments. Jesse and Sharon are just two examples of the caring, professional agents that I have the privilege to work with every day.”
 
ABOUT NP DODGE
NP Dodge is the longest running, family-owned real estate company in the United States. The company currently maintains nine sales offices in Nebraska and Iowa and has over 450 sales associates. NP Dodge Real Estate is an exclusive affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio 
International®.

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®.

NP Dodge Real Estate Welcomes New Sales Associates

11/13/17 by NP Dodge Marketing/Advertising

November 13, 2017 - Omaha, Nebraska - NP Dodge Real Estate is proud to announce their newest sales associates:

Kelsey Wilcox, a new licensee, has joined the Sarpy County sales team at 4912 Shannon Drive, Papillion.

Jeremy Bouchard, a new licensee, has joined the Iowa sales team at 1032 Woodbury Ave., Council Bluffs.
 
Kristi Jeffrey joined the 204Dodge sales team at 613 N. 204th Ave. Cir., Omaha. Kristi has over 10 years of service in the real estate industry, working in mortgage lending and home warranty sales. She is a member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.


Jeff Pukall joined the Iowa sales team at 1032 Woodbury Ave., Council Bluffs. Jeff has been in real estate for three years and was a multi-million dollar producer in Michigan. He studied at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
 
Dana, Jeff and Greg Stotts all joined the Deanne Fairfield team at our 108Dodge sales office at 601 N. 108th Cr., Omaha. Dana also works with Reve Salon as a nail tech. Jeff and Greg own Terry’s Small Engine Service.

Tom Siebels, a new licensee, joined our Fremont office at 1037 East 23rd Street. 


Megan Leann joined our Fremont office at 1037 East 23rd Street. Megan’s been a real estate assistant for the past 2 years. She studied at McCook Community College, Metro Community College, Randall’s School of Real Estate and is a Leadership Coach at Celebrate Recovery.

Anna Kubal, a new licensee, joined the Iowa sales team at 1032 Woodbury Ave., Council Bluffs. Anna previously worked as a relocation expert with apartment residents and in marketing.
 
Brenda Petersen, a new licensee, joined the 148Dodge sales team at 501 N. 148th St., Omaha. Brenda graduated from the Randall School of Real Estate.
 
All Nebraska agents are members of the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® and Great Plains REALTORS® MLS. All Iowa agents are members of the Southwest Iowa Association of REALTORS®.

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®.

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 educational one-day event at no cost to them. Eleven speakers from around the United States were invited 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 for the REALTORS®.

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 better assist 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. MARTECH17 offered a wide range of accomplished speakers. The keynote speaker Clara Capano, Ninja Selling and President, Capano Consulting. Ms. Capano focused on how to identify habits that can deliver value to clients and become a trusted advisor. The afternoon was kicked off with keynote speaker Chad Curry, Managing Director, National Association of REALTORS® Center for REALTOR® Technology. He presented live from his office in Chicago. Mr. Curry’s presentation was titled “Under All Is The Land: Emerging Technologies and Their Impact on Real Estate”.

Other well known speakers 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®, Chicago, IL; 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™, Fraser, MI; Julie Antuzzi-Rueffert, Co-Owner, Braintree Marketing, Inc., Denver, Colorado; and Mike Barnett, CEO, Property Panorama, Inc., Independence, OH.

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®.

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