Woods Bros Welcomes David Carden to their Lincolnshire Office

Woods Bros Realty is excited to announce that real estate agent David Carden has joined our Lincoln, NE Lincolnshire office. Life is always changing and after 30 years in the Financial Services industry, Carden took his life-long passion for Real Estate and is excited to join Woods Bros Realty.

David Carden, Woods Bros Realty

When not out looking for homes for his Buyers and Sellers, David loves to spend time golfing, gardening and spending time with his adult children and their families.  As David says…. “Have a great ‘Buy and Sell’ day!”


David is excited to help you either sell your home or help you find the perfect new home for you, your family and your friends. He can be reached at david.carden@woodsbros.com or 402-937-4799.

Hardesty named manager of Woods Bros Lincolnshire office

Matt Hardesty

Woods Bros Realty announces the appointment of Matt Hardesty to sales manager of the Lincolnshire office.

He has been acting as assistant manager and more recently interim manager of the Lincolnshire office. Hardesty recently participated in the HomeServices Leadership Academy and values ongoing education, holding several real estate designations.

“We are thrilled for Matt to take this next step in management,” said CEO Gene Brake. “Matt is a natural fit to lead one of our largest offices, and we are confident in his ability to foster a culture that helps the agents and the office grow.”

Hardesty was born in Southern California, grew up in Lincoln, and graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School. After returning to California and spending several years as a construction project manager, Hardesty and his wife, Whitney, moved back to Lincoln to begin their family. He is also the first grandson of the late Gene Ward, recent Woods Bros Realty Hall of Fame inductee and longtime Woods Bros manager.

For more information about Woods Bros Realty, visit www.WoodsBros.com.

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Welcome Jane Epley to the Woods Bros family

Jane Epley, Woods Bros Realty

Woods Bros Realty is excited to announce that real estate agent Jane Epley is joining our Lincoln, NE Linconshire office. Jane moved to Lincoln to attend college, and although she moved to Colorado for a few years, she was happy for the opportunity to return to Lincoln. “Once a Husker, always a Husker!” Epley was quoted saying.

Jane holds a degree in Advertising and Design and previously worked for the Lincoln Journal Star and Hershey Chocolate.

Jane and her husband Boyd have two children and two grandsons. She can be reached at 303-704-7385 or jane.epley@woodsbros.com.

Welcome Anne Kerkman to the Woods Bros family

Woods Bros Realty is excited to announce that real estate agent Anne Kerkman has joined our Lincoln, NE Wilderness Hills office.  Anne has lived in Lincoln, NE for 20+ years. Both Anne and her husband, Travis, proudly serve as teachers for LPS (Lincoln Public Schools) and share three wonderful little boys; Jack, Emmett and Evan.

Anne Kerkman , Woods Bros Realty

Anne earned her Bachelor’s Degree from UNL and went on to earn her Master’s Degree from Nebraska Wesleyan. Anne and her family are proud members of Redeemer Lutheran Church and in her free time she enjoys running, golf, home projects and enjoying life with her family and friends.


Anne is excited to further serve her community by helping with your buying and selling needs.  She can be reached at anne.kerkman@woodsbros.com or 402-304-3165.

Welcome Kaleb Andersen to the Woods Bros family

Kaleb Andersen
Kaleb Andersen

Kaleb Andersen joins our Lincoln Wilderness Hills office. He grew up in Lincoln and attended both the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Wayne State College. He has been involved in property management for the last 4+ years in Lincoln and Omaha, he is now excited to be full time into real estate. He enjoys playing the piano, sports and traveling. His family is really important to him, especially his father, Kent and his 2 younger sisters, Joelle and Danielle. Kaleb can be reached at 402-416-2401 or kaleb.andersen@woodsbros.com.

Welcome Mike Loizzo to the Woods Bros family

 

Mike Loizzo
Mike Loizzo

Mike Loizzo joins our Wilderness Hills Lincoln office. He was born and raised in north suburban Chicago. He graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a broadcast journalism degree and has worked in radio and TV news. He and his family moved to Lincoln in June 2015 so his wife could join the faculty at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He enjoys golfing, running half marathons, and spending time with his three children. Mike can be reached at mike.loizzo@woodsbros.com or 402-405-9903.

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Congratulations to our top professionals for 2016

­­Top Woods Bros Realty agents for 2016.Woods Bros Realty celebrated its top sales professionals with an Awards Banquet Feb. 9 at the Country Club of Lincoln.

Vladimir Oulianov
Vladimir Oulianov

Vladimir Oulianov of the Country Club office was named the Salesperson of the Year, in addition to the Most Transactions Closed, Most Listings and Sales Closed, and Highest Volume of Closed Listings and Sales. Oulianov also received the Century Award for closing more than 100 transact­­ions in the calendar year.

Bruce Hahn
Bruce Hahn

Bruce Hahn of the Country Club office was honored with the Woods Bros Realtor of the Year award for 2016 for his contributions to the company, the community, and his fellow agents.

The A Team
The A Team

The Sales Team of the Year was The A Team of the Lincolnshire office. Joanne McCoy of the Country Club office won the Excellence in Outgoing Referrals Sold award for helping people relocate in other communities.  The year’s Rising Star for most success within the start of her career was Victoria Keck of the Wilderness Hills office. Keck broke a company record for highest volume in an agent’s first year in real estate.

Ashley Person of the Country Club office earned the overall Outstanding Achievement award for his increase in sales from 2015 to 2016. Office Outstanding Achievement Awards also went to: Ben Bleicher, Lincolnshire; Kelly Shandera, Wilderness Hills; Linda McCall, Beatrice; Melanie Bachman, Grand Island; Kelby Nitz, Seward; and Gayle Coffin, York.

Top Sales Associates by office were: Oulianov, Country Club; Bleicher, Lincolnshire; Lois Kohmetscher, Wilderness Hills; Carol Schulz, Beatrice; Shelly Nitz, Seward; Chuck Winkler, Grand Island; and Gayle Coffin, York.

The late Gene and Pat Ward were inducted into the Woods Bros Realty Hall of Fame for their lifelong dedication to the company and real estate profession.

Pat & Gene Ward
Pat & Gene Ward

To see more of the top awards and photos, please visit www.WoodsBros.com/Awards.

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Welcome Shelby Carney to the Woods Bros family

Shelby Carney
Shelby Carney

Shelby Carney joins our Country Club office. She was born in Coldwater, KS and graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors in Apparel and Textiles Marketing. She is a newlywed who recently made Lincoln her home. Her hobbies include golfing with her husband, exploring Lincoln and spending time with friends and family. She is thrilled to turn her passion for home making into a career to benefit residents of and newcomers to Lincoln. Shelby can be reached at 402-937-3728 or shelby.carney@woodsbros.com.

 

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Welcome Jessie Heldenbrand to the Woods Bros family

Jessie Heldenbrand
Jessie Heldenbrand

Jessie Heldenbrand joins the Country Club office. She was born in Imperial, NE and graduated from Chappell High School in Chappell, NE. She attended Hastings College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, receiving her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. Jessie has lived in Lincoln for the past 13 years and has worked at Celerion for nearly 11 years, where she is currently a Global Project Manager. She enjoys spending time attending her son’s many athletic events and also looks forward to time with family and friends, traveling, and camping. She also volunteers her time for the Foster Care Review Office of Nebraska, where she is currently an active local board member. Jessie can be reached at 402-984-5263 or jessie.heldenbrand@woodsbros.com

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Welcome Karen Phelps to the Woods Bros family

Karen Phelps
Karen Phelps

Karen Phelps joins our Grand Island Woods Bros office. She was born and raised in Grand Island, NE and has been married to her husband Bryan for 31 years.  Previously she was employed by Fonner Park and also was an EMT for Eastern Ambulance, and volunteered as a first responder for the Phillips, NE, Fire Department. She enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren and is a big fan of attending concerts for the rock group, Foreigner. Karen can be reached at 308-390-5696 or karen.phelps@woodsbros.com

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