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Wishing You A Happy Thanksgiving From The Heim-Berg Team!

by Nancy Heim-berg

Heim-berg Omaha Thanksgiving 2019When you think of the Thanksgiving holiday what comes to mind? Probably warm, hearty food, a table filled with festive centerpieces, a football game or two and spending time with those you love most. The holiday is also traditionally a time for people to reflect on what they are grateful for and all the blessings that fill their lives throughout the year. 

As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, gratitude is ‘the state of being grateful, thankfulness.’ In the spirit of the holiday, we wanted to dedicate today’s blog post on ways to show gratitude in your day to day lives in hopes to keep the Thanksgiving spirit alive throughout the year. 

-Be thoughtful of others by considering their feelings with every word spoken and action taken.
-Let someone know exactly how you feel by giving a detailed example of appreciation.
-When interacting with others, make eye contact to show you are present in the conversation and engaged with what they are saying.
-Be gracious when someone challenges your words, actions or views and respectfully listen to their point of view.
-Share in other people’s joys and victories as if they were your own. 
-Be patient with others as everyone is fighting their own battles that you may know nothing about. 
-Take a few moments each night to write down little things that happened in your day that you are grateful/thankful for. This is a great activity to find and highlight the good things in your life, no matter how small.
 

From everyone here at the Heim-Berg Team, we wanted to say how grateful we are for each of our wonderful clients and say ‘thank you’ for allowing us to serve you. We also want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with delicious food and beautiful memories for you to cherish always. See you next week! 

 

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Festive Thanksgiving Events Around Omaha, NE

by Nancy Heim-berg

Thanksgiving Week Events Omaha, NEWith the Thanksgiving holiday just days away, you may find yourself making never-ending grocery lists, putting up last-minute holiday décor and writing out name cards (and strategically placing them) for your dining table. But don’t forget that our beautiful city of Omaha is hosting many fun events and adventures this week that are the perfect excuse to ditch your to-do list and spend some quality time out of the house with family and friends – we have listed a few of these can’t-miss events for you to check out below. So, grab your loved ones and head out the door for some serious Thanksgiving fun! 

What: Toddler Tuesday: Thanksgiving with Mrs. Barry 
When: November 26th from 10:30-11:30am
Where: Fat Brain Toys | 16909 Burke Street Omaha, NE

What: Helping Hands; Count Your Blessings
When: November 27th from 10am-12:30pm 
Where: The Wonder Nook | 10806 Prairie Hills Drive Omaha, NE
*Free event

What: Tree Lighting & Holiday Parade
When: November 27th from 6-7:30pm
Where: Shadow Lake Towne Center | 7775 Olson Dr.
*Free event

What: Omaha Turkey Trot 5K
When: November 28th at 8:45am
Where: 345 Riverfront Drive Omaha, NE

What: Thanksgiving Party
When: November 28th from 5-9pm
Where: The Max | 1417 Jackson Street Omaha, NE

What: Feast and Feathers Thanksgiving Run
When: November 28th
Where: 8305 Rainwood Road Omaha, NE

What: YMCA Turkey Trot Run/Walk
When: November 28th from 9-11am
Where: Stir Concert Cove Parking Lot, 1 
*Free event

What: Thanksgiving Brunch
When: November 28th
Where: Liberty Tavern | 1001 Cass Street Omaha, NE

What: Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: November 29th from 4-8pm
Where: The Durham Museum | 801 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Lights of Aksarben Tree Lighting Ceremony 
When: November 29th from 6-8pm
Where: Stinson Park | 2232 S 64th Street Omaha, NE
*Free event

 

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Events And Adventures Around Omaha, NE This Weekend

by Nancy Heim-berg

With the weekend before Thanksgiving upon us, don’t spend all your time indoors making food lists, sorting through recipes and doing place settings for family members! There are so many fun events and activities that are happening in and around our beautiful city of Omaha, NE this weekend and we have listed a few of them below for you to check out. The holiday home prep can wait another day, Omaha adventures are calling (you can thank us later!). 

What: Midtown Merry Market
When: November 22nd
Where: 200 S 31st Ave. Omaha, NE

What: Holiday Pop Up Market
When: November 23rd
Where: Village Point Shopping Center | 17255 Davenport St. Omaha, NE

What: A Christmas Carol
When: November 22nd – 24th
Where: Omaha Community Playhouse | 6915 Cass Street Omaha, NE

What: The 9s at The Jewell
When: November 22nd
Where: The Jewell | 1030 Capitol Ave. Omaha, NE

What: Blackstone Walking Food Tour
When: November 22nd
Where: 3804 Farnam Street Omaha, NE

What: Comedy in Omaha
When: November 22nd & 23rd
Where: The Backline Comedy Theatre | 1618 Harney Street Omaha, NE

What: Diggin’ Dinos
When: November 22nd – 24th
Where: Omaha Children’s Museum | 500 S 20th Street Omaha, NE

What: Frida Kahlo’s Garden Exhibit
When: November 22nd – 24th
Where: El Museo Latino | 4701 S 25th Street Omaha, NE

What: Karaoke Friday Nights
When: November 22nd
Where: 510 N 33rd Street Omaha, NE

What: Space: A New Generation
When: November 22nd – 24th
Where: 28210 W Park Hwy. Ashland, NE

What: Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics
When: November 22nd – 24th
Where: Durham Museum | 801 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Annie: Forever Young Family & Children’s Series by Film Streams 
When: November 23rd & 24th
Where: 4952 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Word and Image: The Saint John’s Bible 
When: November 22nd – 24th
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: ‘RACE: Are We So Different?’ Exhibition
When: November 22nd – 24th
Where: Durham Museum | 801 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Backstage Pass
When: November 23rd
Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium | 3701 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Old Market Walking Food Tour
When: November 23rd
Where: 1002 Howard Street Omaha, NE

What: Old Market Walking History Tour
When: November 23rd
Where: 1001 Farnam Street Omaha, NE

What: The Met Live in HD: Akhnaten
When: November 23rd
Where: Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater | 1340 Mike Fahey Street Omaha, NE

What: Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience
When: November 22nd – 24th
Where: Omaha Community Playhouse | 6915 Cass Street Omaha, NE

What: Everyday People: The Art of James E. Ransome
When: November 22nd – 24th
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

 

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So, you’re selling your home in Omaha, NE and want all the tips and tricks on how to make your property sell quickly. While we can’t give away all our secrets in one post, we do have one tip that is sure to make the front of your home inviting and appeal to potential buyers. Interested? Keep reading below!

Your front porch is one of the first things buyers see and, as they say, you don’t get a second chance at a first impression. This area of your home is a great opportunity to welcome visitors, and we have listed a few tricks below that, when implemented, are sure to ‘wow’ potential buyers as they pull up to your home:

-Your front door is the focal point of your whole porch and should not be forgotten! Try adding a fresh coat of paint, hanging a decorative wreath on the door and/or adding a doormat to spruce up the entrance. 

-If you have the room, adding a pair of chairs to your front porch is such an easy way to make a big statement. When most people see chairs on a porch, they envision spending quality time with family and friends while the kids play in the front yard. It’s quaint, welcoming and will pull at the heart strings of your potential buyers.

-Incorporating plants/flowers in the foreground is a great way to not only add greenery and a splash of color, but also can be a fun way to guide guests to the entrance of your home. This adds to the curb appeal of your home and can also be a fun project for you and your family to do together!

-To keep your front porch area cool during the warmer Omaha, NE months you can install a ceiling fan, which also doubles as a great way to keep the pesky bugs away. Depending on the layout of your porch, outdoor curtains may also be a great option to keep the sun out while also adding a pop of fun décor. 

 

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Can’t-Miss Omaha, NE Weekend Fun!

by Nancy Heim-berg

There are countless events and adventures happening in and around our beautiful city of Omaha, NE this weekend for you to enjoy with family and friends. Spend some time outdoors or enjoy some interactive events inside such as dino events at the Children’s Museum, comedy shows, flower exhibits, a walking food tour or go backstage at the Omaha Zoo and Aquarium. We have listed these and much more for you below! Enjoy! 

What: Dinos on the Loose
When: November 15th
Where: Omaha Children’s Museum | 500 S 20th Street Omaha, NE

What: A Christmas Carol
When: November 15th – 17th
Where: Omaha Community Playhouse | 6915 Cass Street Omaha, NE

What: Comedy in Omaha
When: November 15th & 16th
Where: The Backline Comedy Theatre | 1618 Harney Street Omaha, NE

What: Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead Ofrenda Exhibit
When: November 15th & 16th
Where: El Museo Latino | 4701 S 25th Street Omaha, NE

What: Fall Chrysanthemum Show
When: November 15th – 17th
Where: Lauritzen Gardens | 100 Bancroft Street Omaha, NE

What: Frida Kahlo’s Garden Exhibit
When: November 15th – 17th
Where: El Museo Latino | 4701 S 25th Street Omaha, NE

What: Karaoke Friday Nights
When: November 15th
Where: 510 N. 33rd Street Omaha, NE

What: Space: A New Generation
When: November 15th – 17th
Where: 28210 W Park Hwy Ashland, NE

What: Word and Image: The Saint John’s Bible
When: November 15th – 17th
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Charlie Ballantine, Guitarist
When: November 16th
Where: The Jewell | 1030 Capitol Ave. Omaha, NE

What: Evening with The Piano Guys
When: November 16th
Where: Orpheum Theater | 409 S 16th Street Omaha, NE

What: North Omaha Love Tour
When: November 16th
Where: Great Plains Black History Museum | 2210 N 24th Street Omaha, NE

What: Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Backstage Pass 
When: November 16th
Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium | 3701 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Old Market Walking Food Tour
When: November 16th
Where: 1002 Howard Street Omaha, NE

What: WeBop at Omaha Performing Arts
When: November 16th
Where: 1200 Douglas Street Omaha, NE

What: Author Expo
When: November 17th
Where: Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum | 28210 West Park Hwy

What: Omaha’s Children’s Business Fair
When: November 17th
Where: Omaha Design Center | 1502 Cumming Omaha, NE

What: History Hike at Camp Wa-kon-da
When: November 17th
Where: Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods | 402 Forest Dr. Bellevue, NE

What: Voice of Omaha’s 51st Annual Performance of ‘Messiah’
When: November 17th
Where: Holland Performing Arts Center | 1200 Douglas Street Omaha, NE

What: Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics
When: November 15th – 17th
Where: Durham Museum | 801 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

 

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How To Care For Your Furry Family Members This Winter In Omaha, NE

by Nancy Heim-berg

With colder temperatures on the horizon you may find yourself swapping your t-shirts and sandals for winter shoes, colorful scarves and heavy jackets. It is important to remember that as you transition for the shorter and chillier days ahead that you also make adjustments for your pets to ensure their happiness and safety this season. Below we have listed a few winter care tips for your furry four legged family members! 

-As outside temperatures drop, chances are you will crank the heat to warm up your home – we don’t blame you! But did you know that the heat could dry out your pet’s skin and in turn cause irritation? To avoid this, keep a humidifier in your home to help keep everyone’s skin hydrated. 

-Be sure to bring outdoor dogs and cats inside overnight. Nighttime temperatures can drop drastically at times and you want to make sure your pets are safe from these frigid conditions. A good rule of thumb is if it’s too cold for you, its too cold for them. 

-When your pet’s do go outdoors be sure to watch for signs of frostbite, even if your cat or dog has only been outside for a short amount of time. The most susceptible areas of their bodies are tails, legs and paws and it doesn’t take much for frostbit to kick in. 

-To expand on the above tip, you may want to invest in a sweater or coat (especially for short-hair pets) to help them stay warm outdoors.

-Be sure to never leave pets in a car alone during the cold weather, no matter how short a time you will be gone for. 

-In order to prevent burns and injuries, you always want to make sure to always keep cats and dogs away from any heat sources in your home.

-We all know how excited dogs can get to frolic and play in fresh snow, however there are more dogs that get lost during the winter months than at any other time of the year. Always be sure to keep dogs on leashes and make sure to keep ID tags on their collars in the event they get out of your sight. 


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Events And Adventures Around Omaha, NE This Weekend

by Nancy Heim-berg

With November in full swing, do you have a calendar full of events to fill your weekend with family and friends? If not, you are in the right place! Below we have listed a few can’t-miss events and adventures that are happening in and around our beautiful city of Omaha, NE this weekend. You will find everything from plays and music concerts to walking food tours, galas, art exhibits, food cookoffs, sporting events and much more! 

What: Caddyshack! With Actress Cindy Morgan, “Lacey Underall”
When: November 8th
Where: 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Friendsgiving
When: November 8th
Where: Werner Park | 12356 Ballpark Way Papillion, NE 

What: Hector Anchondo Band at The Jewell
When: November 8th
Where: The Jewell | 1030 Capitol Avenue Omaha, NE

What: Roaring 20’s Gala featuring The Diamond Empire Band
When: November 8th
Where: 12520 Westport Pkwy | Omaha, NE

What: Blackstone Walking Food Tour
When: November 8th
Where: 3804 Farnam Street Omaha, NE

What: 2019 Autumn Festival, An Arts and Crafts Affair
When: November 8th – 10th
Where: Ralston Arena | 7300 Q Street Ralston, NE

What: Comedy Night
When: November 8th – 10th
Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium | 3701 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Dia de Muertos/Day of the Dead Ofrenda Exhibit
When: November 8th – 10th
Where: El Museo Latino | 4701 S 25th Street Omaha, NE

What: Diggin’ Dinos
When: November 8th – 10th
Where: Omaha Children’s Museum | 500 S 20th Street Omaha, NE

What: Everyday People: The Art of James E. Ransome 
When: November 8th – 10th
Where: Joelyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

What: Legally Blonde: The Musical
When: November 8th – 10th
Where: 900 North Clarkson Fremont, NE

What: Space: A New Generation 
When: November 8th – 10th
Where: 28210 W Park Hwy Ashland, NE

What: Rocky Horror Picture Show
When: November 8th & 9th
Where: Omaha Community Playhouse | 6915 Cass Street Omaha, NE

What: Louder Than Words: Rock, Power & Politics 
When: November 8th – 10th
Where: Durham Museum | 801 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Veterans Art Exhibit 
When: November 8th – 10th
Where: 7016 Maple Street Omaha, NE

What: Benson Barstool Open
When: November 9th
Where: 920 South 107 Avenue Suite 302 Omaha, NE

What: Chili Crawl & Cookoff
When: November 9th
Where: Midtown Crossing | 33rd and Farman-Dodge Streets Omaha, NE

What: TEDx Omaha
When: November 9th
Where: 602 N 20th Street Omaha, NE

What: 2019 Autumn Festival, An Arts and Crafts Affair
When: November 8th – 10th
Where: Ralston Arena | 7300 Q Street Ralston, NE

What: Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Backstage Pass
When: November 9th
Where: Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium | 3701 S 10th Street Omaha, NE

What: Historic Home Tour and Boutique
When: November 9th & 10th
Where: Joslyn Castle | 3902 Davenport Street Omaha, NE

What: USQ 2019 Midwest Collegiate Regional Championship
When: November 9th & 10th
Where: 12356 Ballpark Way Papillion, NE

What: WeBop at Omaha Performing Arts
When: November 9th
Where: 1200 Douglas Street Omaha, NE

What: Masters and Music
When: November 10th
Where: 6505 University Dr S Omaha, NE

What: Word and Image: The Saint John’s Bible
When: November 8th – 10th
Where: Joslyn Art Museum | 2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE

 

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As we discussed in a previous blog post, your listing photos are a crucial part of the home selling process and can be a huge factor in the amount of initial interest your listing receives. And while you may not be the one who is actually snapping the images, it is always good to understand the process so you can set up your home to photograph its best. In today’s blog post, we will be discussing a few tips and tricks to help ensure your images not only turn out well but stand out from the rest. Let’s jump in: 

-While it is important that buyers can get a good sense of a house, you want to be sure that it doesn’t appear too “lived in.” Buyers understand that a busy family lives in the house, but your images don’t have to appear that way. Spend some time decluttering the space so that the images appear clear and families can focus on the structure and layout.  

-On that same note, you may want to consider renting a storage unit for items in your home that make the rooms closed off/small and/or cluttered. If you are not sure if a piece of furniture is too big for a space, it may be better to just remove the item and keep it in a storage unit for a little while until the home sells. 

-While decluttering is important, you also want to depersonalize the home. Take the family pictures off the dining room table, remove the kid’s birthday party invitations from the refrigerator doors and take away the piles of magazines from the end tables. You want the images to showcase the home itself and not have potential buyers be distracted by the other items. 

-If your home offers a lot of natural light or breathtaking views, you want to make sure that is highlighted in your images as that can be a huge selling point. Make sure all your curtains are open and windows are cleaned. For a better photograph, you want to make sure all lights and lamps are turned on, inside and out, but to make sure that all ceiling fans are turned off.

-Staging a home is known to increase not only the amount of offers that come in, but also the price of those offers. You can either stage the home yourself or bring in a professional staging company to help ensure the home looks its best and is staged to sell. 

 

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