In 1997 BancWise started offering buyer’s agency services with
Union Bank here in Lincoln Nebraska where the founder Larry Zitek was responsible
for starting and then managing the mortgage loan division. In 1995,
Nebraska introduced buyer’s agency law which for the first
time gave specific rights and protections to potential home buyers. Prior
to this law the traditional agency and their agents were agents for the seller
only, the buyer was unrepresented.
As a bank making home loans, the idea of helping buyers seemed like a natural thing to do. Who better to represent buyers than someone who understands the financial capabilities and capacity of buyers? We experienced great success in assisting buyers with purchasing homes at the best possible price, saving our clients time and money.
As our client list grew so did the need to help our clients sell their existing homes. Nearly half of our clients had homes to sell before they could buy. We first started helping our clients sell “for sale by owner.” As the internet became a factor in 2001 it was important for our clients to gain exposure to the marketplace through the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) system. We found our clients needed more help than just exposure. Pricing, staging, gathering buyer feedback, negotiating and handling the paperwork all became critical components of a successful sale. In the beginning, listing homes for sale was not our expertise (it was with buyers) but because of the vast amount of transactions we were involved in we became experts in a very short period of time helping hundreds of consumers sell their homes.
Over the years we have assisted thousands of consumers, developing one of the most efficient and effective processes in helping consumers buy and sell homes. The majority of our agents rank in the top 100 of over 700 active agents in the Lincoln market. Our agents’ experience, knowledge and problem solving abilities are second to none.
We appreciate you taking the time to visit our website and hope you find the information here helpful. We look forward to assisting you through the home buying and selling process.
The BancWise Realty Team