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BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES VICKI KOVAR As a Realtor since 2005, more than 80 percent of Vicki Kovar’s business comes through referrals from previous buyers and sellers. “I am helping so many of them now buy their second or third home as their needs, or their family’s needs, grow. Some of my buyers and sellers recommend me to their parents who are downsizing or moving to assisted living,” she says. “I especially love working with veterans. I offer them a discount through our Military Advantage Program whether they are buying or selling.” She also enjoys meeting with people who have relocated, or are considering doing so. “I love showing off Omaha and neighboring communities to them. They are absolutely amazed at what a gem this area is.” For the third year in a row, Kovar has received the Omaha’s Choice Award for Realtor. “I really feel my clients appreciate that I care about their transaction from all aspects. I know and understand what a huge undertaking it is to move,” she says. “Nothing is trivial; it is all important in the process.” 331 VILLAGE POINTE PLAZA OMAHA NE 68118 402.660.9300 VICKIKOVAR.COM
BLOOM COMPANION CARE GRETCHEN RADLER Gretchen Radler understands what her clients are experiencing. It was the challenges and lessons in finding the right kind of care for her own beloved in-laws that inspired her to create Bloom Companion Care in the first place. “Every household is unique,” Radler emphasizes. Rather than assigning any available caregiver, Bloom uses an interview process to really get to know clients, with the objective of matching them up with the right caregivers. Opening one’s home to a caregiver is a big step, and trust is important, she says. “We build up the relationship gradually, more naturally,” Radler says. Services are similarly customized so the companion care is unique to the client’s, and family’s, needs and schedules. Respect and dignity are emphasized at every step, and conscientious communication ensures that adjustments are made to continue connecting aging loved ones to the outside world as their abilities shift. “It’s a wonderful thing to assist somebody in staying as autonomous as possible,” Radler says. “They still have so many things to teach us.” 9290 W. DODGE ROAD, SUITE NO. 102 OMAHA, NE 68114 402.342.3040 BLOOMCOMPANION.COM
LEYDEN, THOMAS AND ASSOCIATES ANGELIA THOMAS As
a financial adviser with Leyden, Thomas & Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Angelia Thomas helps her clients determine both their financial goals and how to achieve them.
“It might be early retirement, it might be educating kids, it might be purchasing a second home,” she says. “I work with a lot of professional women. Women are a special niche because we live longer than men, we traditionally are paid less than men and we have a tendency to be the caregivers. So it is important that women become financially educated…and I am a very big proponent of financial planning, especially when it comes to retirement. We have to be in a position to finance our living expenses for 20-30 years, maybe more.” The emphasis is on finding the best financial solution for a client’s specific goals rather than focusing on the investments, Thomas says. And she makes sure she knows her clients well by meeting with them regularly for “financial planning meetings.” “Each household is like a business, working toward its financial goals,” Thomas explains. “We help families get there.” 17310 WRIGHT ST., SUITE NO. 102 OMAHA, NE 68130 402.697.7320 AMERIPRISEADVISORS.COM/TEAM/ LEYDEN-THOMAS-ASSOCIATES