Town & Country Realty of Hastings specializes in creating happy clients.

Here’s what a few have to say:


Hillary Watter helped me both buy a house and sell a house. At every step of an unfamiliar process she had answers to all my questions and facilitated both transactions professionally, with determination, and with dedication to my best interests. Without reservation, I would recommend Hillary to anyone looking to buy or sell.

Fritz Mountford

Pat Markle has been an excellent agent for us. When we were ready to sell our house he found a buyer quickly and made the sale even quicker! Then he helped us look for a new house to purchase and when we had no luck with that he helped us find a lot to build on.

When my in laws were ready to buy a new house I recommended Pat to them. Even though they didn’t exactly know what they were looking for Pat worked diligently with them showing them all different options and eventually found the house for them.

So I have used and recommended Pat to others and will definitely use him again when the time comes to buy or sell my next real estate property.

David Miller

Jill Beyke worked with our crazy schedules and was able to show us houses late in the day. She was always available to take our questions and get them answered no matter how silly they were. She helped us find our dream home in the perfect neighborhood at exactly the right price. We would highly recommend Jill Beyke of Town & Country Realty.

Jamey Hamburger and Brian Simpson

Selling and buying homes can be stressful at times but Jill Beyke at Town & Country Realty was by our side the whole way. We have worked with her for years and she is personable, organized, and very knowledgeable! Jill has great relationships with the people of south central Nebraska and has her finger on the pulse of the housing market as well.

Terry & Stephany Thompson

Gretchen went above and beyond to help us find our "forever home". She was patient with us and our seemingly impossible list of needs. She took us to see many homes that fit our needs without pressuring us to settle for something less than we wanted. When the perfect home came around, she showed it to us the day it was listed! She helped us purchase it quickly and painlessly. Then, she sold the home we were moving from in less than a week! We couldn't have been happier with the entire process!

Ben and Megan Fago

"We enjoyed working with Town & Country Realty when choosing our home in Hastings. Our realtor, Gretchen Esch, was always available to answer calls and recommend individuals for remodel. We were half way across the country and it was nice to have her keep an eye on our property and she payed close attention to detail and notified us of anything concerning while sale was pending. We highly recommend her and her team."

Josh and Amy Sloan

Recently, my mother-in-law decided to sell her home in Hastings. My brother suggested Jill Beyke from Town and Country Realty. This was a good decision. We truly have enjoyed working with Jill. She was on top of things, communicated well, and she was willing to give her honest opinion when we asked for it. She has gone above and beyond what we expected. She is truly a professional. We would highly recommend Jill and Town and Country Realty.

Linda Hall

My wife and I heard about Town and Country Realty through one of their agents that stopped in my business, so when it came time to purchase a home in 2017 we called them. Melissa Story was our realtor and we were completely blown away about how compassionate she was about not only finding us the perfect home but just for how much she cares about people in general. All the way until the end she was absolutely wonderful and always put our needs first. Thank you so much for making our experience in buying our first home so wonderful!

Rick & Amy Brandenburg

Working with an agency that knows the community really benefits buying and selling a home. We were pleased to work with Melissa Story in selling our first home. She was always accommodating to our schedule for setting up appointments and scheduling the walk through. Melissa made herself available to us the entire time we were working with her to answer any questions we might have, and always responded quickly. Thank you for taking all the legwork out of selling our home and making it hassle-free for us. Highly recommended!

Justin & Danielle Wahl

We chose Melissa as our realtor not once, but twice. She went above and beyond, making sure we were completely comfortable when selling and purchasing our home. She made the process seamless and easy for us. We recommend Melissa to all of our friends and family in Hastings.

Mike & Nicole Doremus

We could not have asked for a better realtor or experience as first time home buyers. Melissa was attentive to our needs, very informative and always available when we had a question. We recommend Melissa to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

Andrew & Taryn Huber

We came across our Town and Country agent almost by accident, but the decision to stay with her was quite intentional. Our agent Becky Hermann went above and beyond for us, working at all hours of the day and night to make our new home a reality. We couldn’t be happier with our experience! Thank you, Town and Country Realty!

Aaron Beye

From the minute we listed our house with Gretchen, we knew we were in good hands. She was dedicated, positive, and encouraging. Always professional, her expertise and knowledge of the local market is second to none. We highly recommend Gretchen and the Town and Country Team for your real estate needs!

Mike and Ginny Skoch

When we think of Liz... we think of "A Real Gem". Liz is very motivated to provide A+ quality help with your listing and in looking for a new home.

Traci & Jeff Weerheim

Liz did a great job helping us both buy and sell our homes! We got honest opinions, as many options as we needed, and as much time as was necessary to get the job done.

Shawn & Drew Schultz

“ We have worked with Jill and Town & Country Realty for more than 15 years. In that time we have bought and sold numerous properties – which Jill has serviced with integrity and professionalism. Jill’s knowledge of the real estate market, property values and what buyers and sellers are looking for is second to none. We highly recommend Jill and Town & Country Realty to anyone seeking a realtor who knows how to market a property!”

Greg and Michelle Heuertz

Returning to the Hastings area after 25 years, Jill Beyke was the first person we called when we started looking for our new home. Having worked with Jill in the past, we knew her knowledge, experience, and expertise would be invaluable in our search. From that initial search, to closing on our new home, Jill was a great advocate throughout the whole process, professionally assisting our family finding the perfect new home. We would highly recommend both Jill and Town & County Realty.

Dwight and Brenda Junker

Throughout the past 15 years, we have purchased 4 homes in Hastings. We had heard good things about Town & Country Realty and we wanted to work with someone that we could trust in making home buying decisions. Jill Beyke did not let us down. Her professionalism, knowledge, honesty and hard work ethic are much respected and appreciated. We now consider Jill a friend and would highly recommend her to anyone. Thanks again to Jill Beyke and Town & Country Realty for being such a pleasure to work with.

Larry and Becky Beam

We bought a home through Town and Country in August of 2016 and couldn’t be more pleased with our experience. We were working on a tight deadline & had a long list of requirements to meet our family’s needs. We dealt with Becky Hermann as our realtor and she was brilliant. She went above & beyond all of our expectations and found us exactly what we needed in less than a week. I truly don’t know what we would have done without her and the excellent service we received from Town & Country. Thank you Becky for your patience and understanding & thanks to the entire staff for making a very stressful process much easier than we expected.

Jennifer Schlachter

My wife and I purchased our first home from Town & Country Realty (Gretchen Esch). She was very knowledgeable and simplified the process on our first home buying experience. Honestly, we couldn't of been happier with Town & Country's service. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to purchase or sell a home!

Tyson & Nikki Jordening

Town and Country Realty is an amazing team of professional, courteous and efficient individuals. They are experts in the real estate business and demonstrate their knowledge every step of the way making buying or selling a smooth process! They have helped us in the past and we will continue to look to them for our future real estate needs.

Jeff and Tami Gangwish

We have used Town & Country family owned business from 1986-2018! Gretchen helped us find just the home we were looking for... and sold our home in just 2 days! We are extremely happy with their accommodating and smooth transactions... not to mention the great friendly people they are! We will never look for another realtor, ever. We highly recommend Town & Country!

Jim and Debbie Freeburger

My family and I moved to Hastings in August of 2017.... moving a family can be stressful, but Gretchen with Town and Country Realty made the process of buying our new home and our transition to Hastings a breeze. She's very knowledgeable, super efficient and kind. It was a pleasure doing business with Town and Country Realty, and we look forward to working with them again in the search for our forever home.

Frank and Kim Musalek

It is such a pleasure working with Jill and Town & Country Realty. She truly knows the market and makes it so easy. She's been our agent several times and would highly recommend her. We can always count on Jill.

Brad and Christy Schutte

Our experience working with Patrick Markle as our realtor far surpassed anything we had hoped for. At the recommendation of our daughter and husband, we called Pat to begin the search for a new home. Pat was patient as we searched for the "right place". Pat guided us through the whole process which now was far more detailed and complicated than we knew. We had not purchased a home in 55 years, when a handshake sealed the deal. Pat responded to our questions quickly by text, email or phone call. We were never left with an unanswered question. We highly recommend Pat to anyone in need of a realtor.

Verlin and Jane Rose

Jill has been great to work with in finding our family a great home in a perfect location. She helped with a complicated closing and always accommodated our schedule. We would highly recommend Jill Beyke and Town and Country Realty. Thanks for all your help!

Dave and Kristi Rippe

We felt so well taken care of, and at ease during the time of our home purchase and when our house was on the market. Anytime we had a question or were interested in looking at a property they were always available and happy to assist us. It felt like they were part of our family for the time we were doing business with them.

Michael & Lauren Henry

My wife and I had taken another job out of state. We had to sell our house quick as we were potentially looking at 2 house payments. Town & Country understood our circumstances and aggressively marketed our home to potential buyers and other real estate agencies. Within days our house was sold. What a relief that was to us. Thank you Town & Country Realty!

Mark & Tiffany Gilman

We cannot imagine more knowledgeable and professional Realtors than Town & Country Realty. We moved into town last year and were looking to find the right home to start our lives in Hastings. Within days of contacting Town & Country Realty, they found the perfect home within our budget. We could not happier with how the whole situation turned out!

Ben & Kristina Kohler

It's always a pleasure doing business with Town & Country Realty. Their associates are a hardworking and knowledgeable group that make real estate transactions easy and fun. 18-20 transactions. Highly recommended!

Ryan & Kristin Pavelka

Over the last 17 years I have used Town & Country Realty for a couple of real estate transactions, both purchasing and selling; this firm certainly made the whole procedure hassle-free. There was never any uncertainty about what needed to be done and never an item overlooked in the entire process.

Ginny Skutnik

As a first time home buyer, finding an affordable, yet livable, house can be a daunting task. Town & Country Realty worked with me to find a house that fit my needs AND my budget.

Mat Jones