Sarah Lincoln Realty

Sara Sanford

I grew up in Elkhorn, NE where my parents were both teachers and my dad coached high school football. After coming to Lincoln in the fall of 1989 I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology then married my husband Justin. We loved the city of Lincoln so we decided to stay and have invested in the community for over 20 years. Before having children, I held an advertising position at Back to the Bible and worked alongside Elisabeth Elliot to help produce her radio program, Gateway to Joy.

I love investing in my clients lives and helping them to get their homes market ready.  I consider it an honor and privilege to serve you!

While taking care of our two boys full-time, I served as a small group leader for a mom’s group, was on the PTO at their elementary school and represented their high school as the Curriculum Council Advocate. Now, our children are older and I love helping people buy and sell real estate! I love investing in my clients lives and helping them to get their homes market ready.  I consider it an honor and privilege to serve you!


  • Sara's expertise in showing our home resulted in a fast sale, above market price. Sara made the whole process of selling our property worry free! We would recommend... read more


    We were first time home buyers and met Sara at one of the open houses we attended. We felt that we clicked with her and asked her to be our... read more


    Sara was fantastic to work with. She gave us suggestions prior to listing our home for sale. She always gave us feedback after open houses and showings. She was professional... read more

  • Sara helped me purchase my first home. She was Beyond amazing, very accommodating, honest and got things done/answered very quickly! I'm grateful for her guidance and would definitely recommend her... read more


    I met Sara at one of her open houses over 6 months ago and we hit it off. Sara really tried to get to know me and what I was... read more


    Sara was a joy to work with. She was patient, detail-oriented, and positive. We had a particular situation and were very picky with what we needed, she stuck with us... read more

  • Sara Sanford helped us find a home in Lincoln to buy after we sold our home north of Waverly, Nebraska. She was very knowledgeable about the Lincoln real estate... read more


    We picked Sara to help us sell our house and from the minute she stepped in our door we felt at ease. She gave us great advice and let us... read more


    Sara Sanford was extremely informative and supportive during the entire process of selling my home. It all went smoothly and I even left before closing to move out-of-state. She kept... read more

  • We have had Sara help us with the sale of my mother's home, the purchase of my son's home and recently the purchase of our new family home.
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    After 30 years it was time to sell our first house. Our first thought was to selling it on our own, as the market was a sellers market. ... read more


    Sara Sanford was an absolute blessing to work with when we needed to sell our mom's house recently. Sara was very sensitive to the situation we were in and... read more

  • Sara really cares. I put her to the test in nearly everything and she not only put up with me but she was very kind through the process.

    We were...
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    Loved working with Sara, she is very knowledgeable and our sale went smoothly. Any questions we had she immediately got us answers to. Would recommend her to anyone!


    Sara is amazing! We first met Sara when we were looking to move to the area from out of state. When we visited the area, she took us on a... read more

  • Sara was a joy to work with! The house she sold for me was in need of TONS of repair and obviously on the lower end of the commission... read more


    I absolutely love Sara! Her knowledge base and expertise is amazing! She had so much patience with me! We looked as many home and her commitment to me never wavered... read more


    We really enjoyed working with Sara. She did a great job explaining the process of listing our home, keeping us informed of showings and providing feedback from potential buyers.... read more

  • Sara was so great. Anytime I had a question, I got an immediate response. She relayed so many questions to the sellers and was so patient with my many many... read more


    Was very please with my home purchase. I made an offer on second home Sara showed me. Sara was very helpful and knowledgeable about the Lincoln housing market. Everything went... read more


    Sara was our agent in the selling of my mom's home. She was very helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive throughout the process.

    The house itself sold extremely quickly. On that...
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  • Sara is highly attentive to the expressed and unexpressed needs of her clients. Client service is her specialty! I ENJOYED the process because of her, which was not... read more


    My husband and I have lived in our new home for about a month and we love it. More importantly, working with Sara Sanford made the whole process of buying... read more


    I'm not sure we could have had a better experience with Sara. She excelled in every area and was amazing to work with. She was very responsive, professional, gave great... read more

  • When we first met Sara she was very professional but also very easy to talk with. She took the time to get to know us and to find out... read more


    This is the second home that I have had Sara sell for me. She is extremely knowledgeable about pricing homes in the Lincoln market. She gave us great... read more


    "After my dad passed, my mom wanted to sell her home and move closer to family. She listed her home with Sara Sanford. With Mom being 86 years... read more


Get to know Sara

If you could take a trip anywhere in the world. Where would it be?

Anywhere with my family but I want to travel to Israel.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be an actress or singer. In high school, my friends and I would imitate The Sweeney Sisters which was a skit from Saturday Night Live.  When my sister and were younger, we cut our hair like Tennille from Captain and Tennille. We would also air mic songs to groups like ABBA, The Jackson 5, Air Supply, REO Speedwagon and all on 8 tracks – but I digress!

What single event/person/thing has most changed your life?

When I was 16 years old my dad turned his life around. He took steps to make amends with people he had hurt. His sincere humility along with a changed life deeply affected me. Sadly he passed away fairly young in 1993 but his influence on my life will last forever.

What do you like most about helping people buy and sell a home?

My husband and I have lived in two different homes where we have many precious memories. Those homes served a special purpose and met our needs at the time. We all go through different stages in life and a home should be functional for your family and meet the needs of whatever stage you’re in. Whether you’re wanting to downsize or whether you’re bursting at the seams, I would love to help you transition into that next stage. Please call me for a complimentary consultation.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“It’s what you sow that multiplies, not what you keep in the barn.” – Adrian Rogers

Why BancWise Lincoln Realtors?

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