Some changes have come to the Parkway Plaza building in north Columbus, but it was always part of the larger plan.
Broker/Owner Renee Mueller recently transitioned her real estate office from Berkshire Hathaway to Keller Williams (kwELITE), the world’s largest real estate company when it comes to agents and sales volume. It comes after she partnered with an Omaha office and owner of Omaha’s Elite Real Estate Group, Jeff Cohn, who also transitioned to the same company, with Mueller to form one massive agency that serves Columbus and Omaha, as well as other parts of Northeast Nebraska and Western Iowa.
Mueller is the broker for all offices under the partnership. The partnership has brought even more agents to the team in recent weeks, and much added technology. This is going to be crucial for keeping the agent at the center of the transaction and giving more opportunities to the consumers they serve, she said.
“It’s been great, fantastic. There are a lot more opportunities for clients and agents,” she said. “We help one another get through all our struggles with the new technology … We’re in it together for sure.”
“In 2017-’18 I traveled around Nebraska and surrounding states, visiting top Brokerages and teams to see what the best fit was. I knew then that Keller Williams was the way I wanted to go,” she said. “But timing is everything and it did not happen as fast as I had wanted.”
Despite the change and expansion, Mueller’s commitment to her hometown remains strong as ever. She has been part of several residential subdivisions here in town with plans to do even more. She constructed the Parkway Plaza building off Lost Creek Parkway that now features not only her business, but Applied Connective Technologies, Charter Title & Escrow, All Makes and, of course, Big Apple Bagels. She is a co-owner of the local franchise that opened up about a month ago. Great Plains State Bank purchased the land adjacent to the Plaza and it is anticipated that they will be done building in the fall of 2020.
“If you stop learning and growing, you might as well give up. I believe you have to always be learning and growing.”
Next up, Mueller is in the process of getting a virtual reality room setup in the Parkway Plaza building for clients. The idea is for people to be able to get a feel for what their finished home will be like once the construction is done while it’s being built.
Matt Lindberg is the managing editor of The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.