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Dave Pugh

Dave Pugh

Owner

As the new owner of Midlands Real Estate, Dave has previously owned and operated another sucsessful service business for over 22 years. In addition to that, Dave has owned and managed his own personal rentals for over 17 years.
Dave's guiding principles in running businesses are total honestly, integrity, and transparency.

JoAnne Pugh

JoAnne Pugh

Owner & Sales Agent

Joined Midlands Real Estate in 2017 as owner and sales agent, JoAnne has owned and managed rental properties for over 17 years. As a life long resident of the Omaha Metro are she has extensive knowledge of local communities and the market. She would love to put her knowledge and passion to work for you whether you're buying, selling or investing.

KC Bethel

KC Bethel

Broker & Sales Agent

Joined Midlands Real Estate in 1992 and became owner in 2003. KC Bethel has been the owner/broker of Midlands Real Estate since 2003. KC recently sold the company but will remain at Midlands as the sales manager. For over 20 years she has worked as a Realtor, building relationships and inspiring confidence in the hearts of her clients and her employees. KC instills a sense of respect and caring in every life she touches. That dedication and loyalty is brought to all of her customers. KC is known for the professionalism with which she runs her business and for the expertise she offers to each individual, be they a buyer, seller, investor or landlord.

Barbara LaPorte

Barbara LaPorte

Associate Broker & Sales Agent

Joined the Midlands Real Estate family in 2002. Barbara comes to the Omaha area via the life of a military spouse. With many moves under her belt she is ready to empathize and educate her clients in the process of purchasing, selling or investing in real estate. Barbara finds she easily connects with her clients and has an intuitive feel for what they are looking for based on her ability to listen and over ten years of Real Estate experience. Barbara is dedicated to understanding every buyer’s needs, expectations and goals. In addition to helping them find the right home she goes above and beyond to ensure that they have an understanding of each step of the home buying/selling process.

Briana McCoy

Briana McCoy

Leasing

Briana was born and raised in the Great Ozarks in SWMO. As a former military spouse, she has lived overseas and knows the pains that can accompany a PCS. She moved to Bellevue in 2011 and now lives in West Omaha with her husband and their blended family, of 6 children. Briana has vast personal experience in renovating homes, furniture building and is a Bungalow Aficionado! Briana joined the Midlands Real Estate family in 2016. As Leasing agent and tenant advocate, she will work hard to accommodate clients needs and to make sure their questions have been answered. Briana understands the needs of a transitioning family and would love to help you with your new beginnings.

Melissa Baxter

Melissa Baxter

Sales Agent

Melissa Baxter joined the Midlands Real Estate family in 2017. Melissa is client focused and dedicated to providing exceptional service. As a former military member and spouse of USAF retired, Melissa understands the complex needs affecting military transitions. After experiencing the buying and selling process multiple times over thirteen years, she developed a passion for real estate. Her analytical abilities paired with strong ethics allow her to give clients confidence throughout the entire process. Melissa will ensure your specific real estate needs are always met with integrity and excellence.

Johnny Reyes

Johnny Reyes

Sales Agent

Johnny Reyes was born in Palo Alto, California. He has spent the majority of his life growing up in Fremont, Nebraska. He graduated from Fremont Senior High in 2010 and continued his education at Wayne State College where he received a degree in K-12 Physical Education and Coaching.

He was first introduced to real estate in high school where he interned for a local real estate company. It wasn't until 2017 that Johnny began his career as a professional real estate agent. He is excited to be in the Omaha area to see old familiar faces along with new ones. Johnny is bilingual and hopes to serve the Spanish speaking community in Omaha.

Reis Pieper

Reis Pieper

Office Administrator

Reis Pieper was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated from Westside High School in 2015 and continued on to receive a degree in Psychology from Grace University in the fall of 2017. Shortly after graduating from Grace, he joined the Midlands Real Estate family as their office administrator.

With previous experience in customer service and a dedication to excellence, he ensures that Midlands runs smoothly and stays organized. Additionally, as the main contact for rental property showings, he is passionate about helping people find the rental that will best fit their needs.