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John (Jack) Bernard

Broker: licensed in Nebraska and Iowa

  • Graduate of Nebraska City High
  • Graduate of University of Notre Dame
  • Graduate : U.S. Chamber of commerce executive leadership in conjunction with University of Colorado.
  • Sales:  past and annual sales in the millions


Where every client is important:

Ted Bernard
(402)-274-7333 (c)
(402-274-3301 Auburn Office

402-873-3303 Nebraska City Office

Ted S. Bernard is a Full Time Realtor Broker since 1989.  He has 25 years of active listing and selling in SE Nebraska and SW Iowa.  Ted understands the different markets and what drives each market.  

Ted can help you determine which improvements will help your home sell quicker with a greater return.  Ted will show you this through a Broker Market Analysis.

Ted is married to Heidi L. Bernard who is also a licensed Realtor with Bernard Real Estate.  He has 2 boys that attend Lourdes Central Catholic School. 

Ted is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is a 4th Degree Knight.  He enjoys the fellowship of the Knights and all the activities that Knights do for the benefit of the communities.

Ted has held many positions to give back to the profession and the communities.  These include Professional Standards Board and Grievance Committee for the State Realtor Association, Secretary and Treasurer for the Local Nemaha Valley Board of Realtors for six consistent years, Board of Director for the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, Financial Secretary for the Knights of Columbus Council 7021,  Purser for the Fourth Degree Assembly. 

Susan Griepenstroh
Sales Agent

I have been married to Pat Griepenstroh for over 40 years, I was born and raised in Nebraska City.  We have 3 children (Jamie, Andy and Bret) and 3 grandsons (Drew, Liam and Levi)

From high school I attended Peru State College and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education.  For 11 years I taught high school business at Nemaha Valley (Cook) and Palmyra high schools.  While I was teaching, I also worked part-time at Farmers Bank and  Otoe County Bank in Nebraska City and went back to school and earned my Masters Degree in Business Education from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

After 11 years of teaching I moved to a new career in Lincoln, NE in a Human Resources department.  After 5 years there, I moved on to become a Business Analyst in an Information Technology department for 28 years.  In 2006, I went back to school and earned my real estate license and have been buying/selling real estate part-time since then.

  • Licensed Realtor since 2006
  • Member of Nemaha Valley Board of Realtors
  • Retired Business Education Teacher and Business Analyst
  • Member of Syracuse Chamber of Commerce
  • Certifications: GRI and ABR

in 2014 I retired from Lincoln and now get to do what I really enjoy -- Real Estate.

People's hopes and dreams mean a lot to me I am a great listener.

Give me a call,  I look forward to working with you.


Jody Adams
Sales Agent
(402)-414-2812 (c)


I began working at Bernard Real Estate in 2008 and became a licensed agent in 2011.  Becoming a sales agent has been an awesome experience.   I consider it an honor to assist my clients in buying or selling a home.   I know that purchasing or selling   a home is one of the largest decisions we make.  My goal is to make it a positive experience for both buyer and seller.   I am happy to answer any questions a client may have.   As a lifetime resident of Auburn I am proud to call this home.   Having the privilege of growing up and raising my own family  in southeast Nebraska has given me a deep appreciation and knowledge  of what the area has to offer.   

When I am not helping my clients I enjoy spending time with my husband Gary.  We have 3 children, and  4 grandchildren. .

Heidi Hauschild Bernard
Sales Agent


Heidi has been married to Ted since 2001.  She joined the Bernard Real Estate Team as a salesperson in 2013, working out of the Nebraska City Office at 900 Central Avenue.  Heidi & Ted have 2 sons and are active in the community, allowing them to know the southeast Nebraska market well!  Heidi grew up in a farming family and stays up to date on current grain and land prices, giving her an edge when it comes to buying or selling a farm.  She takes pride in caring for her clients, getting to know their criteria when purchasing and respecting her client's time frames when it comes to buying and selling homes.  Heidi believes a happy client is her best advertisement and works hard to make sure all transactions run smoothly for both buyer and seller.  You can reach Heidi to discuss your real estate needs. 

Michelle Custer
Sales Agent

Hi I am Michelle Custer.  I am new to Bernard Real Estate.  I live in Auburn with my husband Jeremy, and my two boys Cole and Grant.  We love the Auburn area and think it is a great place to raise a family.  I enjoy showing clients houses and being able to fill them in on all of the great community and school activities offered here.  I am originally from Missouri and have a degree in Communication from the University of Missouri.  I am a member of Auburn High School Sports Boosters, Calvert Elementary Parent Teacher Organization and Auburn Rotary.  I am also the Marketing/Resource Development Coordinator for Good Samaritan Society-Auburn.  With two kids who play sports and all of these activities, you are sure to see me out and about in the community!  I will be happy to show you how great it is to live and work in Auburn!


Danelle Owens
Sales Agent


My name is Danelle Owens, I have lived in Syracuse for the last ten years and am married to Stephen Owens.  We have two amazing children Emma and Zane.  

I am originally from Nebraska City and am the daughter of Rhonda Yost and grand daughter of Stan and Evelyn Sydow and Cheryl Yost.

I am excited to start my new career in real estate and look forward to working in the Syracuse and Nebraska City areas!






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