Work Hard, Play Hard

On Thursday we hosted our annual Summer Vendor BBQ, something we love to do as a partnership with our vendors to come together and have some fun. Our Trusted Vendors are an extension of our team, so we always want to celebrate them whenever possible (What’s a Trusted Vendor? Keep reading to find out!). Each… Read More

Hail Alley

Have you ever heard of Hail Alley? Hail Alley stretches from Texas all the way to the Dakotas, including Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. While timing varies from state to state, Nebraska’s peak hail season happens in June. Nebraska is actually one of three states that averages the most days of the year with golf… Read More

It’s Finally Spring, is Your House Ready?

It happened, everyone. Spring is here! I don’t know who is enjoying it more, me, or my dog, Vinnie. With the temperature finally rising and the sun finally shining, everyone is outside taking it all in, including prospective homebuyers. Whether you are selling your house or not, it’s good to keep up with home maintenance… Read More

Dam the Ice and Snow

No, there isn’t a typo in the title of this blog. Or is there…? Either way, this winter is wreaking havoc on all of us including our houses. As this winter continues to worsen, I decided to share a few tips on what to watch out for around your home and what to fix immediately… Read More

20 Tips Leading you to a Sold Sign

Selling your house can be a daunting task. So how can you speed up the process, you ask? By starting out on the right foot. They say photos are worth a thousand words, and that is the truth! Make sure your house is in picture-perfect shape before having listing pictures taken. Once photos are taken,… Read More

Clearing the Clutter

In our last blog post, you learned the art of Marie Kondo’s famous organizational methods. Thanks to us (and Marie!) you now have a pile of trash bags filled with “junk” that no longer brings you joy. While you might be convinced no one could ever find joy in your discarded belongings, think again. As… Read More

KonMari Mania

Unless you live under a rock (no judgment) you probably have heard of Marie Kondo and the wave of decluttering she has sparked with her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” and new Netflix program, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”. The tiny Japanese organizational guru is all anyone can talk about this January, and… Read More

Resolved

Each year it’s the same thing: on January first I resolve to exercise more, eat better, drink less, watch less TV, read more books, call family on their birthdays, etc. And by mid-February, I’m drinking wine in front of the television (oblivious to the fact that it’s my niece’s birthday). I’ve started to ask myself,… Read More

The Heart of a Renovation

History of The W. F. Negele House: William F. Negele and his wife commissioned architect W.E. Findlein to design this home for $6,000 in 1905. At the time, William served as the secretary to the Thompson & Belden Co. department store in downtown Omaha at 16th and Howard streets – in Omaha. Thompson & Belden was… Read More

Flippin’ Out!

“Flipping” homes has become one of the most prevalent real estate trends over the past decade. From television shows to “how-to” seminars, it seems like everyone is on the flip bandwagon. “Home flippers” provide a valuable service of renovating homes that may otherwise stay off-market, dilapidated, and even vacant or abandoned. If you’ve ever watched… Read More

Parents vs. Kids

As the mother of a three-year-old and nine-month-old, I seem to wear a lot of hats and juggle several balls. Currently, I am a REALTOR®, Trusted Vendor lead, corporate communications advocate, wife, friend, daughter, sister, slow pitch softball player, blogger and the list goes on… Needless to say, my arms get tired. One item of… Read More

My Happy Place

My absolute favorite pastime, besides working tirelessly for PJ Morgan Real Estate (wink wink), is expressing my creative flair through decorating. I love fresh flowers on my desk. I love adding a million pillows to a bed, to my husband’s dismay.  And I absolutely love accenting a room with just the right candle, picture or… Read More

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

As I was brainstorming ideas for blogs to write, I realized that what I do and the people I meet are pretty fascinating. I decided the best way to capitalize on my everyday interactions is to share them with you. Let me start by telling you about the man behind a perfectly curated salvage company… Read More

It’s A Bear To Be A Buyer

More than likely, buying a home will be the biggest investment of your life. It’s a process you don’t want to take lightly. It is not an easy task, but I’m here to help! In an effort to save your sanity (and the sanity of those who love you), here are a few steps to help… Read More

If You Run From A Leaky Roof…

As the saying goes, if you run from a leaky roof, you’ll end up in a flood. Spring is just around the corner and we all know what that means. RAIN! With the ever-changing elements in the Midwest, what is a key factor to keeping a home protected? The roof! The roof condition of your… Read More

From Drab To Fab

Most of us have a passion in life – kids, work, sports, fashion, cooking, etc. However, even with the likes of the Internet and Pinterest (most days I feel like a Pinterest fail, by the way), it is nearly impossible to stay up on what’s trending. As much as I would love to be an… Read More

The Future Of Technology Is Now

Hi, Jen Monjaras here. I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I am now leading our Trusted Vendor Program. As some of you know, I am not new to the company, but I am new to this position. In the last few weeks, I reemerged into the adult world (after having my… Read More

Rustic Renovations

My husband and I moved into our house in 2012. It’s a beautiful, classic farmhouse built in 1917 that sits on six acres. The house is the perfect size for my husband Jason, our dogs Clancy and Platte, and me. BUT when we invite a few friends over, we hit max capacity real quick! Last… Read More