I was born and raised in Texas where my family still resides. While on a vacation in Arkansas as a teenager, I met my wife Kim who is from Lincoln. We have been married 44 years and have lived in Lincoln for the past 22 years. We have 3 great kids and 7 beautiful grandchildren. My passion for real estate started in the investment and remodeling side.
My passion for real estate started in the investment and remodeling side.
I have been with Bancwise since 2012 and am fortunate to have been mentored by one of the top agents in Lincoln, my daughter Ashley Hustad.
Doug Sparks listed a duplex that we owned for many years. It was located in a difficult neighborhood and needed more attention than we were willing to give. Doug made recommendations for minor repairs to ready it for sale and in short order we had an offer from a buyer willing to take on the challenge. Doug represented us through the negotiation process and we were very satisfied with the experience.
I found a house I love and a realtor I recommend to everyone. Doug was always available, very kind and really helped me narrow down what I was looking for. He made the process fun, easy and stressfree!
Thank you Doug Sparks!
Doug and Ashley we extremely helpful in my journey to move into my sons school district. I had multiple offers and sold my house within two and a half weeks!! Doug was always willing to show me houses whenever. Even at 8:45 pm after my sons baseball game. Doug and Ashley are a remarkable team and I would recommend them to anyone.
I started looking for a house in Spring 2013 but was not having the best of luck so after a few “road bumps” I decided I would start looking for a house on my own instead of with a Realtor. However, I still had to contact a Realtor if there was a house I was interested in seeing. One of the houses I was interested in was listed with Bancwise so I called the listing agent about setting up an appointment to view a house and the next morning I met with Doug. He was very knowledgeable about the property I had asked to see but he didn’t stop with just the one property he showed me 2 or 3 other properties that were similar to the one I had requested to see. That afternoon he also took the time to browse the MLS to see what other properties he could find that I might be interested in. It took less than a week for him to find my house. He was very determined to find the perfect house for me and he did! Not only is Doug knowledgeable about the properties but he is also familiar with costs to repair items if need be and will do whatever he can to make the buying process as stress free as possible. I would gladly recommend Doug as a Realtor to my family and friends in the Lincoln area. I just hope that some day, if I move again, he will still be working for BancWise so I can have another excellent experience with BancWise.
Get to know Doug
If you could take a trip anywhere around the world, where would it be?
There are many places Kim and I would love to visit but one of our daughters lives on St. John in the Virgin Islands. The combination of being in paradise and seeing our daughter ranks at the top of places we would visit.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
My goal has always been to serve people. I enjoy being involved with people personally and helping with their decision processes. My studies in college were marketing and business management with an emphasis in sales and customer service.
What even has most changed your life?
I am so blessed that God has orchestrated my life to be an ongoing main event, from being raised in a loving Christian family, to marrying my best friend 38 years ago and having 3 great kids that include us in their lives and all my fabulous grandchildren that mean the world to me.
What do you like most about helping people buy and sell a home?
I have experienced the emotional roller coaster it is to buy or sale a home, or both at the same time. I cherish the opportunity to be involved at a personal level with my clients during these times. Whether it is sitting at their dining room table hashing out the reason their house hasn’t sold yet or sitting with them at the closing of the sale or purchase of their new or existing home. I look forward to helping excited first time buyers to those selling their family home and retiring in to their dream home.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.”- Chuck Swindoll
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