Carol Kaufman

Associate Broker

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  • Direct 402.672.8687
  • Office 402.597.5008
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NP Dodge Real Estate Sarpy County Branch Office
4912 Shannon Drive
Papillion, NE 68133
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  • Licensed In Nebraska
  • MLS Membership Omaha
  • Designations  ABR, Associate Broker, GRI, PSA, Realtor, SRS

About Me


I love what I do! 


It is my mission to consistently provide the highest quality, most innovative, and exceptional real estate service available anywhere in Bellevue, NE and the surrounding areas. My clients’ needs always come first. I strive to always provide value in excess of my clients’ expectations. My constant goal is mutual respect, and long-term relationships that are beneficial to all parties. My office is a great place to work and do business. I am positive, helpful, and enthusiastic at all times – always focusing on solutions, not challenges. I take care of business first and foremost, but have fun and joy throughout the process. I run a clean, organized, and efficient operation, and always adhere to the highest standards of integrity and ethical business practices.  I don't rest on my accomplishments. I constantly strive to create, develop, and implement new ideas, strategies, and services that will benefit my clients. I continue to seek continuing education opportunities in all aspects of my business to increase the level of service I offer my clients.

Core Values

•Honesty & Integrity at all times and in all situations.

•Continually improve services to exceed my clients’ expectations.

•Create and nurture a fun, exciting, creative and productive work environment.

•Tirelessly pursue personal growth while reaching well-formulated goals.

•Work with only the most enjoyable and motivated clients and co-workers.

I have a strong passion for listing homes. I have implemented my amazing "194 Step System to Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar" and I back it up with an "Easy Exit Strategy". Helping sellers move on to the next chapter of their lives really brings me great joy!

I am also passionate about teaching buyers what to expect when buying a house. Having successfully represented many buyers, I have developed the necessary skills to write winning contracts and am building an amazing team that will help ensure those I work with get the best service possible. In today's market, homes are disappearing as fast as they come on the market. It is important to see the home as soon as possible!

I am here to make sure that happens. 

My educational background includes an Associate Degree in Nursing, teaching at a private school for 3 years after home-schooling our 3 boys for 16 years, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Principals and Practices, Real Estate Finance along with Sales and Brokerage. I am a Ninja Graduate, which means, I have in-depth training on negotiations, listings, marketing and buyer relations. I am also a Peak Producer and an Associate Broker.


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Not only did Carol help us find the perfect house, really easy and no stress, but she also sold our home. We love the relationship and care that she has shown long after the sale.

- Gretchen
October 28, 2017

Carol genuinely cares about her clients, and provides an unmatched level of service. Four days after closing on our home, a tornado hit our neighborhood. Still living out of state, Carol came to our rescue. She not only verified the condition of our home, but had our roof patched, and met with the insurance adjuster on our behalf. She had no obligation to help as we had already closed on our home. Her heart for others and willingness to go above and beyond was a life saver for us.

- Amanda
June 26, 2017

Carol is the best Realtor® we could ask for. She has helped us dearly to find the house of our dreams. We would love to use her for everything.

- Joyce
October 28, 2017

Care is the Realtor® you should use! If you are thinking of buying or selling, you need to give her a call! Care is helpful, courteous, polite, and honest. She is very prompt in returning calls, emails and texts. She has our complete confidence and we will use her again!

- Evelyn Neal
March 29, 2017

Carol is an amazing Realtor®! She is honest and helpful! Her knowledge of real estate is excellent as is her quality of service. She was very understanding of our needs and she earned our confidence. We would use her again and you should too!

- Duane Fisk
March 19, 2017

Carol gave us excellent service throughout our home buying experience. She has an excellent knowledge of real estate and she always kept us very well informed. She is very prompt in returning phone calls, texts and emails. She is the perfect Realtor® and you need to use her for your Realtor®!

- Jon Zieter
March 29, 2017

Carol provided quick, honest service and got me the offer I made. Very satisfied with the outcome. Thanks. Zach

- Zach Atchley
January 25, 2017

Carol came to us as a referral from our apartment community with very high regards. Carol was fantastic to work with. There were several houses that she previewed and sent us videos of so that we could make a decision whether we wanted to view them after work hours. Carol was timely in responding to requests and getting us information. She was very informative in the house buying process and if she did not know an answer she always found it out and let us know. We really enjoyed working with her and will recommend her in the future to anyone we know that is buying or selling a home. You will not regret seeking assistance from Carol! Ben & Megan Duncan

- Megan & Ben Duncan
January 27, 2017

Carol, I really appreciate you looking. You are very diligent. Most REALTORS® wouldn't spend the time on low priced homes. Thanks again for your work and hope you have a Merry Christmas

- Randy Buckland

Carol was very attentive to our wants and needs when it came to us purchasing our 1st house. She gave us her honest educated opinion. She was very patient with us as well. We would highly recommend her services.

- Alissa Jangulo
June 16, 2016

Thanks Carol for your wonderful and honest service, buying a house isn't as easy as buying a toaster or a microwave,it goes without saying that your professional advice and input were much appreciated.

- Max Jangulo
June 15, 2016

Carol is super professional, but gives it to you straight when you ask for her opinion. As a first-time home buyer, I was big on getting a good deal. When asked for her honest opinion, I really appreciated it when Carol was willing to risk her own commission to tell me "I think you could do better than this one." She was very patient and on top of things in a market with very slim pickings. The very morning our home showed up on the market, she got us in first to see it. The rest is history - we've been in our new home for a year now and are still happy with our choice. Carol really does care about her clients and maintains a relationship with us to this day. She's got my highest recommendation!

- Glenn Creighton
June 6, 2016

Very professional. Glad we followed everything she suggested. Very happy with both the selling and purchasing of houses. Also much gratitude to Carol's husband Keith for all the work he did for us. Could not have done it without him. Carol kept us calm and stress-free.

- Gretchen Fry
May 24, 2016

She's been amazing! She walked me step by step through the process. She really searched hard to find the perfect home. I couldn't ask for a better agent and friend.

- Josh Carlson
April 27, 2016

Very helpful - answers any questions you may have and is always available when you need her. She knows what she is doing/talking about, which makes the process very easy and as fast as possible.

- Andrea Miller
April 19, 2016

Carol was kind, professional, and went above and beyond to help us prepare our home, complete with a professional sager, and was available 24/7 with updates, or to simply answer questions and reassure us in the process. Carol ensured with confidence that we could get near appraised value for our home. Within weeks, we sold it for a great price. Highly recommend Carol! She is a true friend and professional! :)

- Emily Perry
April 14, 2016

Carol treated us like she cared about what we wanted and needed in a new house. She showed us several listings over two months and got us in to see our house on very short notice-- we beat the crowd.

- Rebecca Creighton
February 5, 2016

My family recently moved to Omaha from out of state, and within minutes of sending my inquiry, Carol Kaufman with NP Dodge called me to find out about my wants and needs. She kept in contact regularly with new listings and was interested in our feedback concerning each property, what we liked and didn't like. She worked with us as our scheduled arrival date changed, and she had showing appointments set up when we got to town. We had a wonderful experience with Carol and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to move to the area, whether renting or buying. She is a very sweet person and a joy to work with.

- Brittany Lassiter
February 22, 2016

To Whom it may concern: I am writing a recommendation for Carol Kaufman. It took me going through four other agents and a lot of frustration before crossing paths with Carol. She is by far the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. She has incredible attention to detail, excellent follow-through, and is extremely kind and personable. I would highly recommend her to anyone, and it was a real pleasure working with her. Kindest Regards Always, Cathy Walls-Martinez

- Cathy Walls-Martinez
August 24, 2015

I would like to express how great of a job my Realtor®, Carol Kaufman, did for me; selling and buying a home. She was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable every step of the way. Her availability to answer all of my questions was remarkable. It was a great experience.

- Bob Andersen
May 29, 2015

I really enjoyed my experience with Carol at NP Dodge. She took the time to explain details as to what to expect and always kept me informed as to what was going on with the loan process. She was also very helpful as to choosing home inspectors and communicating with the seller my requests on their part of the repairs. I will definitely recommend her and NP Dodge to all of my friends and family.

- Lori Campbell
May 30, 2015

It was a joy working with Carol. As a first time home buyer, she made the process easier. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a new home!

- Kyle Vidan
March 9, 2015

Carol has been fantastic to work with! She has been very professional throughout the experience and has taken the time to make sure all questions were answered and understood. She made house buying ( a could be stressful situation) as simple and smooth as it can be for a first time home buyer.

- Johnathon Fields
February 19, 2015

Carol first came to my house on New Years Day. Her enthusiasm and professionalism is beyond compare. I would recommend Carol to anyone buying or selling a home.

- Helen Wirt
February 16, 2015

Carol, I'm sorry it's taken longer than I had liked to write you, but I wanted to make sure I kept in touch. Thank you again for all of the hard work you did while I was in omaha. I know we only had a very short amount of time, and I am sure we would have found something great if we had more time to look and wait the market out so something could have opened up. It really means alot to have someone so eager to help and dependable. Like I said, you were the only person who got back to me and continued to work with me. While the place we will be living in is managed by another company, I do hope to contact you soon after moving to Omaha and settling in so we can potentially look for another place. Thanks again for your hard work, and for going above and beyond. Take Care, Adam Highley

- Adam Highley


In November 2018, I took a week of training. I received my PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor), SRS (Seller Representative Specialist), and my ABR (Accredited Buyers Represtative) designations.

In February 2018 I passed my Broker Exam. This required 60 hours of additional training: Nebraska Real Estate Law and Sales & Brokerage.

In 2017 I earned my GRI designation (Graduate Real Estate Institute). This designation consists of 6 different classes over the course of 2 years. The classes include:  

  • GRI 101: Rookie Training
  • GRI 102: Construction, Appraisal, & Environmental Issues
  • GRI 103: Ethics & Legal Issues
  • GRI 104: Finance in Real Estate
  • GRI 105: Real Estate Investment and Management
  • GRI 106: Technology and Taxation 

Relationships are more important than transactions
You may have noticed that many real estate agents take a transactional approach to sales—identifying clients, closing the deal, and then moving on to the next one. At the end of December 2014, I completed the 12 week course called Peak Producers. I choose not to work the transactional way because I believe you deserve more from the professional you decide to work with. That’s why I work by referral. Since my primary source of new business is referrals from people who know and trust me, I don’t have to spend time prospecting and promoting myself. I can dedicate myself fully to the activities that benefit you most and always deliver truly exceptional service.

You control my business
I know that I must earn your future referrals, so I aim to exceed your expectations. I have a vested interest in making sure that you are completely satisfied at the end of our transaction together. I want you to be so “fired-up” that you can’t wait to tell your friends and family about me and the fantastic service you received! When you come across an opportunity, I’d appreciate you referring me to great people like yourself, who would benefit from the excellent service and personal attention I provide.

Service that continues after the sale
I devote myself to serving the needs of my clients before, during and after each sale. Instead of disappearing after the closing, you can expect me to keep in touch. I will send you valuable information each month, and will also call from time to time just to check in and see if you need anything. You are invited to several client events throughout the year. I am also concerned about your spiritual well-being. We host Bible classes and church services in our home, along with fellowship dinner on Wed evening. Everyone has an open invitation.

“I have lived in the Midwest most of my life and I have always appreciated the hard-working culture the Midwest offers. In my younger years, I played hockey and chased my dream of someday becoming a professional hockey player! I even relocated to Colorado to chase that dream.  Hockey taught me to outwork my competitors, move fast, and be decisive as my team members were always counting on me!  When that dream ended, I moved back to Omaha and started a family.  My wife and five lovely daughters share a passion of working hard, playing hard, loving hard, and serving others!  Over the years, most of my work experience was in managing and even owning a business. The work was good but lacked validation for me and real impact on clients’ lives.  Understanding that life is short, I knew I wanted my next career to make a difference, bless people, and change lives!

  The mortgage industry meets my life goals with respect to both having a lasting impact and a responsibility to my clients’ personal and practical needs!   I chose Pillar Financial Mortgage when I realized their company core values align with mine and have enhanced my vision for the future!  Now I work hard, serve hard, love hard and play hard!  As a man and a family, we have never been happier!”  


Chris Ekeler

Senior Loan Officer
(402) 592-6626 Office
(402) 714-0889 Mobile
(402) 592-3039 Fax
NMLS 1127980
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