HomeServices of America Leaders Recognized with Industry Honors

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By , January 15, 2015 12:53 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (January 15, 2015) – HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today congratulated executives from across its brokerage and franchise companies for being named to the 2014 Swanepoel Power 200 list.

The Swanepoel Power 200 is a comprehensive roster of leading CEOs and senior executives whose leadership and experience drive the industry and their organizations.
“The individuals on this list have distinguished themselves by their influence within the real estate industry,” said Ron Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices. “Their contribution to HomeServices and our collective success is an ongoing source of pride for the entire organization.”

Linda Vaughan—President and CEO, ReeceNichols

Linda Vaughan—President and CEO, ReeceNichols

The HomeServices’ executives recognized on the 2014 Swanepoel Power 200 list are:

  • Linda Vaughan—president and CEO, ReeceNichols
  • Candace Adams—president and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties
  • Gino Blefari—president and CEO, HSF Affiliates
  • David Cabot—president and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
  • Jon Coile—president and CEO, Champion Realty
  • Bradley J. DeVries—regional president & CEO, Huff Realty
  • Joan Docktor—president, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors®
  • Dan Forsman—president and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties
  • Lawrence Flick, IV—president and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors®
  • Mike Knapp—president and CEO, Iowa Realty
  • Rosey Koberlein—president and CEO, Long Companies
  • Earl Lee—SVP special projects, HSF Affiliates
  • Robert McAdams, Jr. —president, Real Living Real Estate
  • Robert Moline—president and COO, HomeServices of America
  • Greg Mason—president and CEO, Edina Realty Home Services
  • Nancy Nagy—chief executive officer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group
  • Dan Parmer—president and CEO, Harry Norman REALTORS®
  • Ron Peltier—chairman and CEO, HomeServices of America
  • Stephen Phillips—chief operating officer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • Ron Shuffield—president and CEO, EWM REALTORS®
  • Tom Tognoli—president and CEO, Intero Real Estate Services
  • Joe Valenti—president and CEO, CBSHOME Real Estate

The complete Power 200 list can be found at:


About HomeServices of America
HomeServices of America, Inc. is the nation’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage company and, through its operating companies, is one of the largest providers of integrated real estate services. HomeServices of America is the majority owner of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. HomeServices is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a consolidated subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. HomeServices’ operating companies offer integrated real estate services, including brokerage services, mortgage originations, title and closing services, property and casualty insurance, home warranties, and other homeownership services. HomeServices Relocation, LLC is the full-service relocation arm of HomeServices of America, which provides every aspect of domestic and international relocation to corporations around the world. HomeServices operates under the following residential real estate brands: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors®; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kansas City Realty; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate (Portland); Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate (Seattle); Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Yost & Little; Carol Jones Realtors®; CBSHOME Real Estate; Champion Realty Inc.; Edina Realty; EWM Realtors ®; Guarantee Real Estate; Harry Norman, Realtors®; HOME Real Estate; Huff Realty; Intero Real Estate Services; Iowa Realty; Long Companies; RealtySouth; Rector-Hayden Realtors®; ReeceNichols; Roberts Brothers Inc.; Semonin Realtors®; and Woods Bros. Realty.

Information about HomeServices is available at


Welcome December 2014 New Agents

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By , January 8, 2015 10:47 am

ReeceNichols New Agent Welcome - December 2014

Lance Anderson, Country Club Plaza
Pam Berry Aubrey, Leawood
Amanda Bures, Town & Country Realty
Misty Deckard, West
Eric Iman, Town Center
Montana Leach, Miami County
Brandon Martin, Golden Key Realty
Katie Murray, Olathe
Olivia Reese, Overland Park
Michael Rhoades, Country Club Plaza
Gary Smith, East
Jean Williams, Warrensburg/Whiteman
Rita Bamesberger, East
Georgia Bianchi, College Blvd
Jane Coppinger, Southgate
Bruce Wayne Georgina, Blue Springs
Ford Kistler, Country Club Plaza
Shirley Lintner, Parkville
Krista McFerren, Blue Springs
Courtney Poole, KC North
Casey Renfrow, Warrensburg/Whiteman
Gina Ruiz, West
Dave Thurman, Lee’s Summit

January 2015 Home Checklist

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By , January 5, 2015 10:13 am

These 15 tips will help you kick off a refreshed, revived and inspired 2015!


9 Ways to Unclutter Your Holiday

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By , December 29, 2014 10:09 am

Not sure what to do with all of the extra clutter after the holidays? Follow these 9 tips to start your new year off with a clean slate!


Welcome November New Agents

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By , December 9, 2014 12:49 pm

ReeceNichols New Agent Welcome - November 2014

Crystal Albertson, Blue Springs
Stephanie Bulcock, Overland Park
Laura Cleaver, East
Alaina Denney, Town Center
Bridget Duffy Hays, Mission
Natalie Freeman, Leawood
Austin Holland, Olathe
Marialyce Keene, West
Joseph Larkin, Ide Capital Realty
Cassie Lotz, Blue Springs
Shawna Marshall, Liberty
Matt Merritt, West
Travis Sampson, Leawood
Kamaljit Singh, College Blvd
Allison Steinbeck, Lee’s Summit
Hank Tongier, Leawood
Laurie V Arnold, Leawood
Beth Brown, Town Center
Melanie Carter, Kansas City North
Kim Crain, Parkville
Shelton Dray, Liberty
Norman Evans, Leawood
Kelley Harris, Lee’s Summit
John Huey, Leawood
Ryan Keene, West
Melinda Lichtmann, Leawood
Joe Marshall, Liberty
Gregg Mason, East
Michael Pierce, Town Center
Brianna Simpson, Leawood
Jason Speer, Town Center
Ronald Thompson, Town Center
Pamela Tyler, Ide Capital Realty

To-Dos: Your December Home Checklist

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Toys for Tots Donation Drive

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By , November 25, 2014 5:42 pm

Toys for TotsNext week on GivingTuesday we are kicking off our annual Toys for Tots donation drive. Bring your new, unwrapped toys to any ReeceNichols office through December 12 and help spread the holiday cheer to children in our community this season!


Add Weather Stripping to Lower Your Energy Bill

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By , November 21, 2014 9:11 am

Adding or replacing the weather stripping around your doors and windows is a quick and easy way to help lower your energy bill and make your home more comfortable year round. Replacing or adding weather stripping is a great DIY project for all skill levels too!


November Community Events

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By , November 5, 2014 5:03 pm

Through the ReeceNichols Home is the Heart Initiative we are collecting donations for Project Warmth and Harvesters to support those in need in our community this holiday season.

Project Warmth, November 1-8
Project Warmth is an initiative to collect new and gently used coats and blankets to help people in need during extremely cold weather.

Donations will be collected at our Open House Celebration on November 8-9 and at all ReeceNichols offices.

Harvesters, November 9-15
Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow.

Food donations will be collected at all ReeceNichols offices and will be distributed for Thanksgiving dinner.

Harversters most needed items:

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Boxed Meals
  • Canned Meat/Tuna
  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Soup
  • Cereal (hot and cold)

We hope you’re able to join us in helping support these important programs!


Welcome October Agents

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By , November 4, 2014 8:00 am

ReeceNichols New Agent Welcome - October 2014

Jim Black, Leawood
Jessica Calcara, Leawood
Sue Duncan, Town Center
Gail Fisher, Southgate
Sudhir Gandhi, West
Terrie Huntington, Mission
Dale Jester, College Blvd
Becca Kyger, Overland Park
John Ljungdahl, Liberty
Tammie McGill, Lee’s Summit
Kristy Millman, Olathe
Jenny Mundweiler, South
Bruce Nelson, Kansas City North
Mike Reeves, Overland Park
Dimitra Rhudy, South
JW Roeder, College Blvd
Geraldine Simpson, West
Jaymie Stokes, West
Ian Thomas, Roberts
Jeannine Webb, Belton/Raymore
Debbie White, Lee’s Summit
Rachael Zimmerman, Preferred Realty
Skippy Blair, Olathe
Gina Dennis, Leawood
Mitchell Edmondson, Town Center
Hannah Foil, Leawood
Tara Hose, Town Center
Brian Irvine, Overland Park
Steve Knabe, Blue Springs
Trish Lang, Blue Springs
Cathi Macy, Town Center
Mike Mesa, Kansas City North
Bryan Moeller, Blue Springs
Brooke Nelson, Kansas City North
Angie Olson, Leawood
Lucas Rehkop, Olathe
Jim Roberts, South
Mary Rose, Lee’s Summit
Emily Rose Stanley, Town & Country
Don Tasker, South
Kathy Tuschhoff, Town Center
Mark Wells, Centralia
Kevin Willems, Olathe