The premier source for home and auto insurance and realty services in Geneva and Shickley, Nebraska

Walter Insurance and Real Estate is now Fortify Group!


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We’re an independently owned and operated agency that delivers insurance and risk management solutions and provides realty services in Southeast Nebraska.  We’ve served individuals, families, and businesses for more than 50 years and have an intimate knowledge of the markets and laws in the area as well as the dynamics of commercial enterprises in this area.  We also know the demands of the people who live in our service communities, and our knowledge and experience make us the finest option for insurance solitons and realty services.  

Our insurance products and realty services, all of which are comprehensive and diverse, give our clients the most value.  However, other services that we provide add additional value and augment our products and realty services.  We manage risk and claims and support clients long after purchases are made and property deals are closed.  It’s incumbent upon us, and we take our roles as long-time consultants and guides very seriously.  We’re passionate about it and our passion shows in every product and service we provide.

For insurance, we offer broad programs that we adapt to the individual needs of clients.  Home, auto, life, and umbrella are among our personal programs and general business and farm are among our commercial programs.  For general business, our program contains business owners policies (BOPs) and coverages for commercial general liability and workers compensation.  Our farm program is vast and safeguards farms and agribusinesses of any kind against exposures.  

For real estate we offer top-to-bottom services.  From initial consultations to staging and showing to closing a deal, we proactively search for opportunities for clients to sell and buy.  We use progressive technologies to make our jobs easier and to ensure that we act quickly and strategically.  We connect with as many professionals and potential buyers and sellers as possible through large networks and we relive our clients of every burden we can throughout the selling process.  

We’re aggressive, adaptive, and – above all – considerate of our clients.  We adapt to our clients’ needs help clients meet these needs with the same or greater passion than our clients have for achieving their objectives.  Count on us to deliver the best experience you can have.  

If you would like to learn more or speak with an agent, please contact us or give us a call.  You can also request a quote if you’d like to find out about some of the details of a policy.


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Additional Insurance Resources:

Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska (IIAN)

Nebraska Realtors Assocatio

Geneva, NE Chamber of Commerce

Customer Spotlight

Chris and Cassie Schlegel might be the most popular people in Shickley. That’s what happens when you keep the grocery store open in a small town. (And Cassie’s breakfast burritos don’t hurt matters, either.) Read the Schlegels’ journey from Physical Therapist and Baker to small business owners on our customer spotlight page!


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At a big company what you don't get is that feeling of home; that feeling someone is taking care of you. That has been really nice here.
Dave H.
Thank you,Karla! I really appreciated your knowledge and expertise during this home buying experience! So glad we have you in Geneva!
Shelbi P.
I enjoy our conversations, Karla. You are fun to be around and so authentic. I appreciate that and you! Now go eat some football snacks and relax!
Barbara S.
Fortify has always been there for us and put us with the experts that have taken care of us.
Terry H.
"I really appreciate everything you have done for me. I learned so much from (Realtor) Karla. I just don't know what else to say but a huge THANK YOU."

Our Locations

Fortify Group - Geneva

209 S. 10th St. PO Box 424
Geneva, NE 68361
Main office: 402-759-3300

Fortify Group - Shickley

207 N. Market St. PO Box 193
Shickley, NE 68436
Main office: 402-627-2055

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