Top Realtor Sarah Mackie Jensen Shares 3 Ingredients for Real Estate Success

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on March 5, 2024

If you’ve ever bought or sold a property, you know how important it is to get it right. If it’s your first time, you might need a top realtor to show you the ropes. But regardless of your real estate goals, some universal elements set any transaction up for success.

Sarah Mackie Jensen is familiar with what makes a purchase or sale tick. As a top Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Ambassador Real Estate in Nebraska, she’s made waves for her prolific production, married with her distinctly attentive approach.

In less than two years, Sarah has reached over $15m in transactions across more than 40 units, landing her at the top of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services’ premier team. But it was through genuine relationships, not impersonal service, that the Realtor made herself a prodigy of the Nebraska and Iowa real estate scenes.

“I make people who are nervous about the home buying process feel at ease,” she says. “I have the time and commitment to be a full-time real estate agent, not just nights and weekends. From spending a lot of time in the city to growing up in my small town, I have what it takes if you’re looking for a transition of any kind.”

Transitions are sensitive periods, and you need to be fully informed to get the most out of yours. Focused on aiding others along their journey, Sarah Mackie Jensen has revealed the essential ingredients for any seamless real estate transaction. Here are three things to prioritize in your journey:

1. A fruitful friendship

Getting a top realtor is pivotal for smooth home buying or selling. At worst, they point you toward the fine print and set you on your way. But at their best, they’re invaluable advocates who transform one of the most significant purchases of your life into a joyful affair.

While Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Ambassador Real Estate is renowned in Nebraska for its broad array of services and professional expertise, Sarah Mackie Jensen has a uniquely vibrant vision. She’s a fountain of energy, bringing properties to life and turning transactions into timeless experiences. Her approach means even a deal’s most formal aspects fly by, putting her in contention to be the best real estate agent in Nebraska.

“I can make friends with anybody,” Sarah states. “But I’m also a professional businesswoman with an abundance of experience working with people. I’m committed to my clients and am in it for the transaction and a lifelong friendship.”

2. The local low-down

It can be easy to focus on the property you’re buying and forget about one crucial part: the surroundings. A house might look perfect online, but remember—it exists beyond its professional photographs. The local area might be worth extra consideration if you live an active lifestyle or have a family.

“Do your due diligence and research the areas you are searching,” Sarah advises. “You don’t want to find the perfect home and be too far from work or outside of your school district.”

Sarah Mackie Jensen prides herself on her real-world insight—the sights and sounds of the Omaha Metro and its surrounding small towns ignite her inspiration during a transaction. Whether you’re transitioning from the city to an acreage, a family who needs a specific education district in the city or a couple just starting out, partnering with a regionally-informed realtor is vital.

3. Pivotal preparation

Like researching the locality, preparing for the path ahead is critical for a successful sale or purchase. That inevitably means assessing your finances and finding out what you can afford. But with a top realtor, narrowing down the market could be an exciting endeavor rather than a spiritless slog.

“Knowing your budget is a key part of the home search,” Sarah, a top-five Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Ambassador Real Estate agent, affirms. “Meet with a local lender and see what amount you are approved for. I don’t want to show you homes out of your price range, have you fall in love with them, and not have the probability to purchase.”

But Sarah believes you shouldn’t put too much stock in a few percentage points, provided your heart is in the right place. “Date the rate, marry the mortgage,” she says. “Just because interest rates are high, doesn’t mean you should put off purchasing a home.  Real estate is always your best investment.”

Above all, Sarah Mackie Jensen’s purpose is to immerse people in real estate. Whether sharing local recommendations or hosting buzzing open houses, she aims to help any buyer or seller manifest their dreams. By finding a realtor you gel with, getting the low-down on your chosen location, and discovering what you can afford, your adventure could begin long before you sign the contract.

By Jordan French Jordan French has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

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Jordan French is the Founder and Executive Editor of Grit Daily Group, encompassing Financial Tech Times, Smartech Daily, Transit Tomorrow, BlockTelegraph, Meditech Today, High Net Worth magazine, Luxury Miami magazine, CEO Official magazine, Luxury LA magazine, and flagship outlet, Grit Daily. The champion of live journalism, Grit Daily's team hails from ABC, CBS, CNN, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fox, PopSugar, SF Chronicle, VentureBeat, Verge, Vice, and Vox. An award-winning journalist, he was on the editorial staff at and a Fast 50 and Inc. 500-ranked entrepreneur with one sale. Formerly an engineer and intellectual-property attorney, his third company, BeeHex, rose to fame for its "3D printed pizza for astronauts" and is now a military contractor. A prolific investor, he's invested in 50+ early stage startups with 10+ exits through 2023.

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