Most in Lincoln know Rich from his 28 years of coaching swimming, or his 25 years as owner of Bike Pedalers and The Walton Trail Company. Others know him through his community involvement through trails, or as confirmation teacher at First Plymouth. Still others know him through his wife, Susan Larson Rodenburg, and their sons, Max and Jack.
As co-founder, partner and Associate Broker of Nebraska Home Sales, Rich has proven himself worthy of this new profession. For each of the last 12 years, Rich continues to rank among the top agents in the area.
“My husband and I already knew what we were looking for in a house and wanted to make the most of our week-long vacation to hopefully find the one that we wanted to buy. Rich was recommended to us by my brother, and we are so glad that he was! He made time to meet with us the same day we called, even though we had given him very short notice, and he efficiently went over the process so we would know what to expect. He asked for our criteria and really listened to what we wanted – he did not try to sell us on anything we didn’t want, which we really appreciated. He even took us to see a house during that first meeting. When we found THE house (the next day!), he immediately took action to contact the seller and start the negotiation process. Especially since this was our first house, and it was only partially constructed at the time, we were so thankful to have Rich on our team. You can tell he is a pro, and his experience and obvious knowledge of the process lessened our stress immensely, especially when it came to the contract, and my husband and I both liked that he took care of contacting the seller so we didn’t have to directly. Rich is also a great asset to have during final inspection – he caught multiple things that my husband and I missed since he knows what to look for. He has an easy-going attitude and is just all-around great to work with – we have already recommended him to friends and family!” – Tiffany B.
“On behalf of my father and myself, thanks for all your hard work and determination. We appreciate your professionalism and industry insight that resulted in a successful sale.” - Mike S.
“Recently we sold our acreage with the help of Rich Rodenburg and Nebraska Home Sales. We were pleased with the professionalism and concern Rich gave us during the time that he represented us. The lines of communication were always open and he and Katie Pocras, both, were always responsive to the things we asked or needed. We would definitely consider using their services again for our future needs, and would recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a home to utilize the great people at Nebraska Home Sales.” - Patrick and Wendy
“Wanted to thank you, Rich (Rodenburg), not just for selling our house, but because you and your partners had enough gumption to offer Lincoln homeowners options in real estate. The Lincoln market has always been closed (and we lived there for 35 years). When I settled a relative’s estate in the Chicago area, I learned that real estate commissions were NEGOTIABLE. Not so in Lincoln, until Nebraska Home Sales was born. So thanks for doing a good job for us AND for being brave enough to challenge the local market. Best of continued success.” - Roger & Judy Olson
“If anyone asks me whether I would ever use Nebraska Home Sales again or would recommend them to my family and friends, I would say “yes” without hesitation. Given my own experience with the dedication and professionalism of Nebraska Home Sales, I would think that anyone would be privileged to have them on your side. Katie (Pocras) and Rich (Rodenburg) will fight for your best interests while at the same time maintaining their personal and professional integrity. I could not have asked for better agents – or people I am now proud to call my friends and neighbors.” - Susan F., Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska
“Rich (Rodenburg) and his colleague, Teri Ernst, have renewed my faith in real estate agents and shown me just how hard these folks really can and do work. He kept me informed throughout every step of the process and was open and honest with us as sellers during a time when the truth can hurt. He sold our house in a tough market within a very reasonable time line. I would highly recommend Rich and Nebraska Home Sales to anyone seeking real estate guidance and representation.” – Angela Wimmer Schmieder, December 9, 2009
“We have recently relocated back home to Lincoln and were referred to NHS through a friend; I am so glad we did. Katie (Pocras) and Rich (Rodenburg) were instrumental in helping us find all that we were looking for in a great home. The Nebraska Home Sales staff was very patient in handling all of our requests; we have always been very picky buyers. Their tireless efforts in finding the home we desired in the exact location were second-to-none. I truly believe Nebraska Home Sales goes above and beyond in ensuring customer satisfaction, and the personal relationships that we have established are a tribute to their great consideration and efforts in working in our best interests. Thanks Nebraska Home Sales.” - Brandon & Melissa
“We are very happy with the service that Rich (Rodenburg) provided to us in searching for our next home. Rich was very flexible in meeting with us at all hours of the day or evening, and was helpful in matching our interests with the right neighborhood and style of home. We are very appreciative of the positive energy that Rich Rodenburg and the Nebraska Home Sales staff gave to this very important step in our family’s life!” - Kristi Newcomb
“Rich (Rodenburg) showed us great personal service and offered invaluable professional advice in our long search for the right home. My wife and I have no question that we would not have had such good success finding a beautiful home without Rich Rodenburg. He was friendly, professional, and competent. We will not hesitate to use Nebraska Home Sales in the future.” - Topher Hansen
Awards & Designations
Co-owner/Founder/Partner of Nebraska Home Sales