I was called and asked to be interviewed by William Joy as part of a story on new school legislation here in Kentucky. Of course, I was happy to say, “Sure!” Sadly, some of my best material was left on the cutting room floor, but who doesn’t say that, right? If you’re interested, check out: […]
8 Traits of the Most Successful Real Estate Agents
Now that I’ve been in “the business” for coming up on 20 years, I’ve learned a thing or two about what makes the most successful real estate agents. There are other factors as well, but these traits come first. These fit nicely alongside the best practices for real estate agents. Get these down and you’re […]
Most Expensive Louisville Homes in 2016
During the course of 2016, there were 17,882 properties sold via our MLS system. 15,725 of these were your standard, single-family residences (SRF)… the rest fall under different structural varieties. Out of this vast array of Louisville real estate properties, just 44 sold for $1,000,000 or more. 34 of these most expensive Louisville homes were […]
8 Things Home Inspectors Won’t Tell You
Buying a new home is a big deal, right? Definitely! Buyer’s need to get a home inspection. Of course. But wait! What about all the things home inspectors won’t tell you? That’s what you have me for my friends. Let’s get started! 1. “Never buy a home without a home inspection.” Honestly, getting a home inspection […]
Kentucky Population Changes: Where Do We Come From?
Thoughts come to me from all directions. No seriously, out of the ether. They also arrive at all times, even when I’m sleeping. I’ll dream of showing crazy homes to my clients or building a new house with my wife or practically anything. The other day I thought, “I wonder if the Internet knows where […]
27 Things Your Realtor Won’t Tell You
Well, well, well. What have we here? 27 things your Realtor won’t tell you?! This couldn’t possibly be one of those “behind the scenes,” tell-all posts that I hear so much about? Well, yes… that’s exactly what it is. “But Tre! I thought you were one of those honest agents that treats his clients the […]
How to Avoid the Stress of Buying and Selling a House
Can I get real for a moment? Yes?! Thanks a bunch! Stress kills. It really does. Avoiding stress should be something all of us should be thinking about. Honestly, we can’t avoid all stress, but reducing it… that we can do. And I’m here to help!
Find the Best Real Estate Agent in Louisville KY
Bit of a bait with that title but stick with me. I’m going to show you how to find the best real estate agent in Louisville with just five easy steps! It’s definitely doable. First off, how many licensed real estate agents are in Louisville? Well, I used to know. But then our local association […]
Top 12 Things Realtors Hate About Home Buyers
Ok people, let’s get real. I write a lot for Insider Louisville, as well as, my own website, Louisville Homes Blog, but those are more manicured civil locales. On this site? Here’s where things get down to the nitty-gritty, as my Grandma used to say. On this blog, I’ll go behind the curtain to show […]
Psychology of Marketing Real Estate, Part 3: Where
Welcome to my third and final piece to the puzzle on the Psychology of Marketing Real Estate. This time we’ll be looking at the “where.” If you missed either of the first two parts, I’ve linked them here: Psychology of Marketing Real Estate, Part 1: Who Psychology of Marketing Real Estate, Part 2: What Where […]
Psychology of Marketing Real Estate, Part 2: What
If you didn’t check out Part 1 in this series—the Psychology of Marketing Real Estate—I encourage you do so. We started with the most important ingredient, people, and now we’re moving on to the physical product itself… the home! There’s a great deal that goes into a purchase decision involving a new home. First off, […]
Psychology of Marketing Real Estate, Part 1: Who
As with any business where humans participate, there is a psychology involved. Real estate is no different. In fact, it’s more varied and diverse because there are a larger number of roles interacting with the buying or selling of properties. In this article, I’m going to look at the psychology of marketing real estate from […]
The Big 17 Home Maintenance Tips for Spring
Looking for Home Maintenance Tips for Spring? You’ve come to the right place! I imagine you’d be hard pressed to find any Spring home maintenance tip not listed here.
When Is the Best Time to Sell a Home? Learn here!
One of the most popular questions I get is, “When is the best time to sell my home?” And it really increases as we get closer to Spring. There’s a quick answer but where’s the fun in that? Instead, let’s look at the Top 10 tips that will help you answer this tricky question so […]
Property taxes too high? Here’s help!
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin Today’s tax environment gives new meaning to his nickname, Poor Richard. Am I right? Once new tax systems are instituted our government is jealous to keep them in place. Sure, taxes may drop for a season but they’ll […]