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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.

How Buyers Can Win in a Seller’s Market


Today I’m going over a couple ways that buyers can still win in this crazy seller’s market.

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We are in a crazy seller’s market right now, which is making purchasing a home very difficult. In fact, one couple put in seven different bids on seven different houses and didn’t end up with any of them. They finally got an offer accepted on their eighth choice.

So what can you do to ensure you end up with a home you love? We have two tricks to crafting an offer that will put you ahead of the curve.

First, we add in an escalation clause. In a bidding situation, we present your best and final offer, but the escalation clause states you are willing to pay a certain amount over your best and final offer should another bid beat you out.


Getting rid of contingencies is one of the best ways to strengthen your offer and make it stand out.

Second, we get rid of all contingencies. In a balanced market, a buyer could get away with putting in a contingency based on the inspection or agreement by the seller to pay closing costs. However, that’s not going to fly in this market. Getting rid of contingencies is one of the best ways to strengthen your offer and make it stand out.

Another way to win in this market is by getting a helping hand from a qualified party. For example, there were a couple of kids who really wanted to buy a house. Their parents had the cash to help them, so the parents bought the house and the kids bought it from them. It was just a simple matter of refinancing.

If you want to use our 35 years of experience to help get you into a home or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I’m always happy to help!

What Security Measures Should You Take When Listing?


Security is incredibly important when listing your home. I’ll go over a few things you should know about keeping your home safe while it’s on the market.

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Security is very important when selling your home. Today I’ll go over a few things to keep in mind while your home is on the market.

When you go to sell your home, you need to make sure that both you and the agents who will be showing your home are on the same page as far as your security systems are concerned.

Sometimes people give us their passwords or codes, but I prefer there to be set appointments and that you talk to a live person from my team before giving out your codes or passwords. Both you and the agents will have our number (402-680-2500) to contact us in order to set up a showing.


Jewelry, cash, credit cards, and even firearms should either be locked up in a safe or taken out of the house.

More and more I see people coming to showings to do nefarious things like case a home in order to steal. Medications are the number one thing they look for, which is why I recommend getting a small safe to put your medications and valuables in during home showings. Jewelry, cash, credit cards, and even firearms should either be locked up in a safe or taken out of the house.

If you have any questions regarding safety or you have any other real estate-related questions, please feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help.