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Check Out Our New Home Search App!


This new app will make your home search process that much easier.

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Today my wife Coleen and I have a cool new mobile app that we want to show you that can streamline your home search.

Have you ever been driving around a neighborhood looking at homes and wanted to get information about a particular house, only to find that when you open its mailbox for an informational flyer, there’s nothing there?

As an agent, that drives me crazy. Whoever the agent is that’s listing that home is living in prehistoric times because they have no clue who is taking those flyers. For all they know, it could be the kid down the street using them to make paper airplanes.


This new app will make your home search process that much easier.


As a homebuyer, this app solves this problem for you. While you’re out looking at homes, all you have to do is activate the app on your smartphone and it will show you all the houses that are for sale within a one-mile radius.

If one of them catches your eye, all you have to do is select the house and the app will provide all its specifications—its price, bedroom count, square footage, etc. Everything we see in the MLS you’ll be able to see on this app. If you decide you want to look at the house in person, just let us know and we’d be glad to show it to you.

To download this app, simply go to BillBlackTeamApp.com, enter your mobile phone number in the designated box, and the app will be immediately uploaded to your mobile device.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call. We’d be happy to assist you.

Tips for Purchasing Lake Properties


If you buy a house on a lake, that is a whole different ball game than buying a house in the city. I’ll go over a few tips for you today.

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Today I’m out on the water, enjoying the lake, and reading a book. If you want to buy a lake property, recreational property, or retirement property, that’s a different ball game than buying a house in the city.

If you buy a house on a lake, you have to consider the boat dock, the boat, and the boat accessories. This particular property also comes with a fire pit and a beautiful veranda with hanging baskets.


There are a lot of factors to consider when buying a lake property.


When you talk about water properties and adding something of recreational value, there are a lot of things to be cognizant of. For instance, this property is on a 330-acre lake, and the owners have access to the whole lake. You need to know what you are buying. This particular lake is not for loud boat parties or jet skiing; this is a quiet lake for pontoon boats only.

I’m seriously considering buying this property myself, but if you’re interested, give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to show you around this lake!

What’s the Deal With CBSHome and Berkshire Hathaway?


What is the relationship between CBSHome Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway?

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What is the relationship between CBSHome, Berkshire Hathaway, and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services? It’s a little confusing, so I wanted to clear the air today.

CBSHome, the company I work for, is 100% owned by Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire Hathaway also owns a company called Black Hills Energy, which is a parent company to Home Services, the company that owns various real estate holding companies. Have I lost you yet?

When Home Services went out to expand into different markets, they wanted to be dominant in those markets. Therefore, they bought companies like Edina Realty in Minneapolis as well as Iowa Realty and First Iowa Realty in Iowa. When they came to Omaha, they bought Home Real Estate and CBS Real Estate and merged them to form CBSHome Real Estate to become market dominant.


We are 100% owned by Berkshire Hathaway


They also bought up a bunch of Prudential franchises in California, which led them to eventually just buying Prudential themselves. Up until then, they had to pay a fee to Prudential for each transaction they made using their name. Once they bought Prudential, Berkshire Hathaway became the ones who were collecting that franchise fee.

This situation is especially confusing in Omaha. However, all you need to know is that CBSHome Real Estate is 100% owned by Berkshire Hathaway and if you have Berkshire Hathaway stock, it behooves you to do business with CBSHome Real Estate. If you’re going to be doing business with us, I’d love to have a chat with you. I have 35 years in the business and I’m still at the top of my game.

If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out and give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you..

Don’t Fall for This Scam


Today I want to go over how to keep yourself protected against a common cyber scam.

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A really important topic I’d like to discuss with you today is cyber security.

Recently, people have been getting emails that look incredibly real that contain money wiring instructions. In fact, these emails look so real that a company in Minnesota just got taken for over $400,000. A company here in Omaha fell prey to the scam to the tune of $200,000.


We have the best IT team ensuring the cyber safety of our clients.

This is a very real problem, but luckily it’s something you don’t have to worry about when you work with us. CBS Home is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, so unlike smaller companies, we have the best IT team ensuring the cyber safety of our clients.

If you’d like more information on the top 10 ways to avoid cyber scams, or if you have any real estate questions, please feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.