I'm starting a new series here at Midwest Mammas and today is the first edition! Each week, I will be bringing you an inside look at some of the amazing people in the Omaha Metro Area. "Get To Know" is a series that will introduce you to, or help you get to know better, some of the business professionals, business owners, and people making a difference right in our own backyard.
First up, is Sara Porter! I've had the pleasure of knowing Sara since elementary school and enjoyed watching her grow into the Real Estate Agent and Business Professional that she is today. Get To Know Sara Porter better and see why so many in the Omaha Metro Area are going to her for the house selling and buying needs!
My name is Sara Porter and I am an accomplished Real Estate Agent and Business Professional Licensed in Iowa and Nebraska since 2010. I pride myself in following my own personalized set of values: I am Energetic, Enthusiastic, Extraordinarily motivated with Exceptional Ethic. My clients range from first time homebuyers to property flippers, to military and executive relocations, and everything in between.
I am committed to achieving timely results for my clients with a high standard of professionalism and integrity. My communication skills coupled with extensive real estate knowledge ensures your needs will be carried out professionally, efficiently and personally.
With every transaction I ensure frequent communication and a personalized process that meets YOUR needs. I work to educate my sellers and buyers to make the most informed decision based on our technology at NP Dodge, my knowledge of the industry, and the latest economic and market analysis.
I will personally walk you through every step of your home buying or home selling process. To my sellers, I will work tirelessly to get your house sold quickly, and for top dollar. To my buyers, I will work tirelessly to find the perfect home to fit your specific criteria and needs. This is my promise to you!
My Family and Me:
I like to say that we are a family business! My husband, Scott Porter, is the owner of Kainesville Builders, specializing in residential new construction. Between the two of us, we put our three kids to “work”, often taking them along to post Real Estate signage and get their opinion(s) on kid-friendly details in our jobs.
I was born and raised in Council Bluffs and attended University of Iowa & Creighton, studying Organizational Communication. I am a previous member of Downtown Neighborhood Association & Jaycees, a Board Member of Lincoln Fairview Neighborhood Association, a Board Member/VP of High Voltage Youth Wrestling Club & heavily involved with my children’s schools, activities and various other community events. I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
What made you want to go into Real Estate?
In high school I cleaned rentals for a local realtor, which her business of rentals and staging always intrigued me. I’ve always loved looking at homes while on vacation. Attention to detail such as windows, finish work, architecture always catch my eye. I’m able to see the bigger picture…the potential in homes rather than the paint color or flooring.
Do you have a Dream Home in the Council Bluffs area?
I am a historical house lover….so there are many I would love to live in or purchase & restore! I love the homes on Oakland Avenue, Forest Drive and homes near the Dodge House. Again, the character, attention to detail, craftsmanship –they don’t build them like they used to.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
East Coast (Boston area) – I love the history! Brick streets, historic homes, our nations history, food, culture and the number of colleges. So many of my passions are on the East Coast.
What is one thing you wish Council Bluffs had?
I wish we had an indoor sports complex. Our youth has to travel 30+ minutes to facilities for indoor use. I think Council Bluffs and the surrounding Iowa communities could fully support an indoor youth sports complex.
Is there a "best season to sell" in the Council Bluffs area?
The season to sell in Council Bluffs is NOW! The inventory is low and there are ready & able buyers.
What is one tip you can offer to people staging their homes for sale this year?
De-clutter and de-personalize are always my 2 recommendations.
You can find Sara Porter at SaraAnneOorter.npdodge.com as well as at the Sara Anne Porter NP Dodge Real Estate Facebook Page.
Photo Credits go to Sara Porter and Get Kara'd Away