Gretchen Esch

A Tradition of Excellence

Since beginning my career as a full time Real Estate Broker in 1997 I have continually been a top producing agent in the Hastings area. I am a highly motivated agent who takes my client's real estate needs as a personal responsibility. My hard work ethic, attention to detail, passion for what I do and tenacious desire to be the best has made me the agent I am today. I pride myself with honesty and integrity and believe communication and understanding my client's wants and needs are key aspects of the real estate profession. I am highly committed to each and every client and enjoy working in a fast paced office with other agents who are willing to go the extra mile in all situations.
Along with a profession that I truly love, I believe there is no better place to raise a family than Hastings, NE. Originally from Hastings, after earning my Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nebraska, I chose to move back and carry on the tradition of success in the Real Estate Profession that my Grandfather started in 1961. I am a third generation Real Estate Broker and find much joy in continuing the tradition of excellence that my Father and Grandfather possessed before me.

What clients say about Gretchen Esch

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

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

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 and Nikki Jordening

We have used Gretchen's 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 Gretchen Esch!

Jim and Debbie Freeburger

My family and I moved to Hastings in August of 2017.... moving a family can be stressful, but Gretchen with 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 Gretchen Esch, and we look forward to working with them again in the search for our forever home.

Frank and Kim Musalek

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. Gretchen 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 Gretchen Esch!

Mark and Tiffany Gilman

We worked with Gretchen. Had a little confusion with understanding numbers as we were new home buyers, and she went out of her way to help us understand and learn. She was very patient with us on showing us houses, and was very honest about the properties, which we appreciated. She worked with our schedules, and always made time for us. She also kept communication open throughout the whole process. Very happy with her, and the whole process!

Troy Perkins

We knew this would be our forever home, so we were very particular in what we wanted. Gretchen was very patient with us, as it took close to a year to find us what we wanted. We are now in our new house and couldn’t be happier! It was a great experience from start to finish and we are so happy with the outcome ! Thank you, Gretchen !

Molly Dyer

We had 2 days to decide on a home and Gretchen did an amazing job getting to know us and helping us find the best fit. Excellent agent who works hard and does her job well. She made a really stressful move so much easier.

Nicole Terrell

I can't say too many amazing things about Gretchen Esch. My fiancé and I bought our first home from Gretchen, and the amount of patience she had with my LONG list of questions was so comforting. She spent time going through every last detail, took us through a long list of homes in one day, and walked us through the buying experience with ease. She made buying our first home an unforgettable and INCREDIBLE experience, and I couldn't recommend her and her team enough. Thank you, Gretchen! We LOVE our home!

Kayla Nelson

I do not have enough superlatives for Gretchen Esch and secondarily, Town & Country Realty (Nebraska Realty). Despite living 750 miles away from Hastings, I was asked by my father and my siblings to help my father with the sale of his house. In order to provide this oversight, I was highly reliant on a Realtor to be highly communicative, efficient and have phenomenal understanding of the market and the market conditions. I was so impressed with my interactions with Gretchen Esch. On July 27th we had our 1st telephone conference and by the end of the evening, she had taken marketing pictures of the house and had a preliminary marketing assessment for my father’s home. This was so impressive, that by July 28th, I was convinced that Gretchen and Nebraska Realty would be representing our home. She had an excellent marketing plan such that by 18Aug we had listed on MLS and conducted a full-blown social media blast. On 21Aug we had the first private showings available and approximately 12 showings were conducted. This was so effective that by 23Aug, we had multiple offers and had signed the agreement. Gretchen continued to effectively communicate with both my father and I—keeping us both fully in the loop. On 24Sep, we officially closed on the home—exactly as one would like. No excitement, no drama and no surprises. Without reservation, I highly recommend Gretchen Esch and Nebraska Realty and cannot imagine that a better Realtor nor Realtor company represents Hastings, Nebraska. Five star rating!!! Thank you Gretchen!!!

Greg Nitzel…on behalf of Dale & Wauneta Nitzel, Scott and Merideth Nitzel, Grant and Deb Nitzel and Bryan and Carmen Kennedy.