Laurie Pfeifer, Broker
Cell: 402-631-9889

Preston McDaniels, Sales
Cell: 402-631-7401

Taylor Willis, Sales
Cell: 785-462-4175

John Thomas, Associate Broker and Auctioneer
Cell: 402-694-8919

Carol Thomas, Founder


Aurora resident Taylor Willis has joined Thomas Realty & Auction Co., LLC as a licensed real estate agent, effective April 1, after passing her state and national tests.

Taylor grew up in northwest Kansas and moved to Nebraska to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She graduated with a degree in hospitality management and moved to Aurora with her husband, Andrew Willis. They have two children, Austyn 6 and Ledger 4.

Shortly after moving to Aurora, Taylor began working for Pinnacle Bank. In 2019 she left the bank to go to work with her husband in his growing agricultural business, Diamond J. Custom Services, LLC, where she works as office manager. They later began exploring opportunities in real estate and purchased their first Airbnb. They currently manage four in Aurora.

Taylor has participated and co-chaired the Hamilton County Leadership Tomorrow Class, served as an ambassador for the Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the “2020 Rising Star” from the Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce. She currently is a board member for the Plainsmen Museum as well as the president of the Board of Directors for the Aurora Country Club. She has created and hosted an annual event, the Daddy/Daughter Dance for the community the past three years. She and her family are members of the Westside Covenant Church in Aurora.


We used Laurie Pfeifer to purchase our house in Aurora, NE and she was amazing.
Jeremy Wieseler
I am so grateful to agent Preston McDaniels for the time and care he put into making sure my sale went just like it should.
Gennevieve Weiss
Taylor at Thomas Realty was amazing to work with! … her expertise on the market, procedures, integrity, and honesty made things smooth and easy!
Erin Akerson
Best team in the business here in Aurora.
Cameron and Sydne Sims
As someone who isn’t quick to throw out endorsements willy nilly, I can honestly say that each of the five stars I’m leaving on this review are completely deserved.
Alex Sellers
Laurie was always on time, easy to get ahold of, and very accommodating.  We can’t say enough good things about her!
Kelsey Kaup
Preston McDaniels is a class act.  Our first home-buying experience was smooth and enjoyable because of how professional and personable he is.
Bobby and Alyssa Jacobs
We had the pleasure of working with Laurie Pfeifer while buying our home in Aurora.  We were moving from out of state and had to navigate selling and buying simultaneously in a tight market.  There’s no way we could have made this work without Laurie’s expert help, responsiveness, and good humor!
Ross and Chastiti Etherton
Thomas Realty staff are true professionals and we’re so lucky to be able to call them friends.
Dave and Cindy Bradley