Wade Karren joined the Nebraska Realty team as a REALTOR® in 2020. After a successful 20 year flying career in the United States Air Force, his family loved Omaha so much they decided to stay and establish roots in the Papillion area. Wade's responsibilities as a REALTOR® include detailed planning, research and collaboration to derive personal real estate solutions for every one of his clients.
Finding the right HOME for you requires dedication, preparation and teamwork. This is where Wade excels. His planning and organizational skills have been polished over years of service and leadership and he knows how moves affect families. After earning his Bachelors in Industrial Technology and Education from Utah State University, Wade started his first career as a commissioned officer and pilot in the United States Air Force. Along with multiple leadership opportunities, deployments and world-wide assignments, Wade also attained Masters degrees in both Aviation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College. His successes and leadership led to him being hand-picked to command the United States Air Force's B-52 flight school and most recently managed multi-billion dollar research, acquisition and development programs for the Department of Defense. He specializes in planning, budgeting and personally knows the value of a place called HOME.
Outside of work, Wade enjoys being an active participant in making our communities better. He is a member of the American Legion, substitute teaches multiple subjects within the Papillion/LaVista School District, advises families with special needs children and can be found directing or officiating on the fields of local youth sports. After 10 military moves in 20 years, he brings extensive experience, local knowledge and a warm personal touch to the rigors of home buying and selling. Having bought and sold multiple homes throughout the country and guided countless military families through the moving process, he prides himself on maintaining the tenants of integrity, dedication and service while finding his clients a place they can comfortably call HOME.
Wade is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® and is a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certified Realtor.
He and his wife Tonja, have 3 boys, Jaxon, Logan and Maxwell enjoy time together playing multiple sports, attending school events and traveling to explore new exciting places in the world.