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

The Cherry On Top

Earning an award is always on my “to do” list. I love the thrill of going the extra mile to achieve more and being recognized for my efforts is the cherry on top! That’s why I was so excited when the time came for PJ Morgan Real Estate to celebrate several of our colleagues at… Read More

Studio C

Once an Italian grocery store, the quaint structure at 805 Hickory Street has more history and nostalgia within its unique walls than most realize. Located in the heart of Little Italy, the building was built in 1905 by the Caniglia family (Mr. C) as a grocery store. Over the years, it was also home to… Read More

Coffee Talk

Ryan and I spend a lot of time together, BUT not as much as we wish we could. It’s pretty great to be friends with the people you work with. Often we’re so wrapped up in preparing for where we’re headed though, that we have to piecemeal our time to actually “talk” to each other. So,… Read More

Home is Where Your Mom is

In case you forgot, or live under a rock, this Sunday is the mother of all holidays – Mother’s Day! My mom has always been a huge rock in my life, and I’m a mom myself, so this is a very special holiday for me. It seems like it was only yesterday when I took the… Read More

If I Could Turn Back Time… I Wouldn’t

The end of the year is fast approaching and lately, I keep asking myself questions like, I can’t believe how much time has passed, where has the time gone, what day of the week is it because it’s all going so fast! Even as I type this, I’m thinking, wow, I can’t believe how much… Read More

Locked Out

Being the good little sister that I am, I have roped my big sister, Sam, into a variety of things over the years. More recently, one of those things is cleaning vacant rental properties that I manage through P.J. Morgan Real Estate. As promised last week, the following is Sam’s account of an experience that… Read More

‘Tis the Season

Fall in Nebraska is perfect – crisp air, leaves changing color, boots and pumpkin everything. Life always feels more exciting and full of magic in the fall, especially as we get closer to Halloween. In the spirit of the season, I thought I would reflect on some of my experiences as a real estate agent… Read More

The Little Restaurant That Could

Omaha. I love this city. I’m a proud fourth-generation Omahan. I know where the good restaurants are and I mourn the loss of historic Omaha locales each time one closes. I can maneuver around the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo during peak season, without ever needing a map. And I used to know where all the… Read More

Life Lessons Learned from My Most Stylish Clients

Throughout my real estate career, I have truly been blessed with amazing clients. Believe me when I say that having fabulous clients is everything in real estate. You spend countless hours with them, and you are guiding them through the biggest purchase of their life… there are tears, there is drama and sometimes there are… Read More

There’s No Crying In Baseball

Today marks the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 College World Series located right here in Omaha! Even though Jimmy Dugan insisted that there’s no crying in baseball, I’m sure tears will be shed over the next 10 days as the nation’s top men’s collegiate baseball teams compete for that coveted first place victory. I’m positive… Read More

Say “Yes” to YES

Every year, P.J. Morgan Real Estate holds a chili cook-off. I entered the contest this year for the sole purpose of beating Derick Lewin, another commercial agent in our office. And I did, of course… Please forgive my smugness – Derick and I both work in sales and are wickedly competitive. 🙂 Trophy in hand,… Read More

Cheers to 16 Years!

May 1, 2016 marked my 16th anniversary with P.J. Morgan Real Estate. When I tell people how long I’ve worked here, they usually respond with disbelief. Generally, that is a long time for someone my age to have worked at the same place. Honestly, I still hear that I look too young to have worked… Read More

Work It

If you are what you eat, do you become what you’ve learned? I’m no philosopher, but I’ve been wondering about this question. I’ve spent the past 10 years in real estate, happy to call it “work,” as it is much more fulfilling than the word implies. I feel truly lucky to be passionate about my… Read More

Take Your Dog to Work Day

You might remember Realtor Hannah Porto from her previous DIY frenzies (here and here). Today, she offers an inside peek at a day in the life of a real estate agent, with a little help from guest blogger, Clancy. (Note: Clancy is not licensed to sell real estate in the state of Nebraska.) The list… Read More

Real Estate, A Love Story

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Realtor and Vice President of Residential Sales, Susan Clark, interviewed some of our talented agents to find out what made them say “yes” to P.J. Morgan Real Estate. Chances are, if you’re reading this you probably know I love real estate. I say it, I shout it and I live it! With Valentine’s… Read More

A Few Things I’ve Learned Along the Way

Realtor Crystal Archer is back on Life + Style with her series, “Did I Sign Up for This?”. This week, the busy mom and agent shares some of the tools that have helped her build a burgeoning career. I obtained my real estate license almost five years ago. At the time, my husband and I… Read More

Yes, I Can

This week in Life + Style, Susan Clark, our Vice President of Residential Real Estate, opens up about the secret to her success. From the time I was a little girl I have been planning. Mostly planning what I was going to be when I grew up. I never knew what that exact job was… Read More

The Hot Seat

This week in our Life + Style blog, P.J. Morgan Real Estate President, Ryan Ellis, shares his love of the Omaha community and the surprising (and spicy) connections that are found within it. I’m one of those people that doesn’t like to hear my voice recorded and I’m judgmental of pictures taken of me. So… Read More

Connecting Through Chaos

Realtor Crystal Archer walks the tightropes of motherhood, marriage and real estate. Follow her as she strives for balance in her series Did I Sign Up for This?. Life is busy. Being a mom makes life completely crazy. I know moms from many walks of life – some work outside of the home, some don’t…. Read More

The Believers

A fascination with historic buildings, underground places, interesting architecture and unique characters has led to our series, The Unexpected. Check out Sales & Leasing Agent Colleen Mason’s take on the many facets of Omaha. Most Omahans refer to it as 13th Street, the street so many see blur by at 45 mph, to and from downtown… Read More