By Rich Rodenburg, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
Our 32nd annual Tour de Nebraska is in the books, and we travelled further west than we have ever ventured. We stayed in Sidney, Kimball, Gering, Scottsbluff and Bridgeport visiting many towns along the way.
One thing that seems to be consistent is that the smaller the community, the more they pull together to open their arms to strangers. And, 500 bicyclists in lycra must seem awfully strange.
Even though we rode through areas much closer to Denver than to Lincoln, it seemed that everyone has ties to our city through history, friends or relatives. Many of this year’s riders grew up in the Panhandle and now reside here in Lincoln. I met several people who told me they would be contacting me when they are ready to move to the big town to be closer to their children and grandchildren. I suspect that is true of every community in Nebraska. A portion of the population has or will migrate to Lincoln.
A large proportion of our clients through the years have moved (or are moving) to chase their families, either to or from Lincoln. Most of those are retired and ready to downsize. We love these folks.
If you are thinking of making such a move, we would love to help. If you are moving out of Lincoln, we can certainly help sell your existing home. It is a great time to sell, as inventory is still lagging behind the demand. Please let us (Kim Soucie, Tim Reckling and me) meet you in your home, set a realistic asking price and develop a reasonable timetable to get your house on the market and sold on your terms. We can also help find you a competent REALTOR® in just about any community outside of Lincoln.
Kim and Tim grew up in small towns around Lincoln and still reside in Denton. I spent my first 10 years growing up in Fremont before moving here.
If you know of folks who are contemplating a move into Lincoln, please give them our name and number (Rich: 402-440-7570), and we will help find them the right new home at the right price.
We love the smaller towns throughout Nebraska, but most of all, we love Lincoln!