Colleen Potratz

Sales Associate

17 years ago, I decided to begin a career in Real Estate.  At the time, I had 2 very young children, was still renting an apartment, and had a small amount of experience in buying and selling homes.  For 5 years, I worked to build my career, learn all the ins outs of the industry, was an active member of the Women’s Council of Realtors – during which, I participated in the group’s “all-women’s build” for the Habitat for Humanity – obtained my GRI designation, and had the pleasure to help many family members, friends, and neighbors with several Real Estate transactions.

In 2000, I was offered an Interior Design position working with a local Restaurateur whom I admire, respect and love…Runza Restaurants.

I chose to leave the Real Estate world and turned my knack for Interior design into a full time position.  As rewarding as working for Runza has been, I still longed for the desire to interact with others, build relationships, and work in an industry that that is not only rewarding, but helps others build their future.  So…..I returned to the Real Estate “world”.

I not only renewed my license here in Lincoln, but joined the Omaha Board of Realtors, as well, which allows me to expand my services beyond the Lincoln market.  Since I returned to the industry, I have exceeded my personal AND sales goals, and have met many new, wonderful people along the way. 

I may be “new” with Woods Bros Realty.  But I am not “new” to the industry.  Since I originally obtained my license in 1996, I have obtained over 5 years of active Real Estate experience, over 15 years of professional Interior Design experience, bought and sold 3 homes of my own, and raised 3 beautiful children.   These life experiences allow me to offer my clients professional Interior Design services, personal experience on the trials and tribulations of buying and selling a home, and the joys and challenges of raising children at the same time.

Being part of the A Team allows me to work with a group of strong, professional, and successful women, whose experience and expertise will help me to provide an even better service to my current and future clients.