Louisville Real Estate Blog

Buying a Home? 4 Signs It’s Time to Call An Agent

While house hunting TV shows tour the neighborhood, close the deal and throw a housewarming party in 30 minutes, real life is not as streamlined. If you’re in the process of buying a home, here are signs it’s time to call a Realtor®.

1. You believe everything on the internet

While you can view tons of listings online, not all of the information is accurate or up-to-date. You’ll see outdated comps, conflicting forecasts and different ratings. With access to the MLS and insight on properties about to hit the market, a Realtor will make sure you’re considering all of the homes in your marketplace that fit your criteria.

2. You’re juggling a hectic schedule

You don’t need to spend time sorting through listings and contacting sellers. An agent will do the browsing so you only visit the homes that best fit your needs and price range.

3. The biggest thing you’ve negotiated lately was your kids’ bedtime (and you lost)

As professional negotiators with years of experience, Realtors know how to create, present and negotiate the best offer. Remember, you’ll be going up against another professional negotiator: the seller’s agent.

4. You don’t know if a neighborhood is on the way up or down

An agent who knows the neighborhood can give you the scoop about local developments and changes that don’t always pop up in a Google search. He or she will also put them in context of larger market forces that could impact the future value of a home.

If you’re looking for an experienced...

It’s Back to School Time: Top Tips to Stay Sane

Going back to school is an exciting time. Kids get to see their friends, have a new year of field trips to look forward to and, with any luck, get the teachers your neighbors rave about. However, with homework and extracurricular activities, going back to school can be stress-inducing for both parents and children. Here are some tips to keep calm, cool and collected.

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RE/MAX Celebrates 26 Years of Miracles

Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment. For the past 26 years, RE/MAX agents have donated generously to make sure they receive the treatment they need.

Since 1992, RE/MAX agents and brokers have invested in the well-being of their local communities through the Miracle Home Program, where an agent donates a portion of their commission to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Every dollar...

5 Tips for Home Sellers with Pets

For you, a house isn’t home without your animal family members. But for potential buyers, lingering animal smells and fur can be a turn-off. Here are my best tips removing traces of pets for before a showing.

1. Holey backyard, Batman!

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Get Rid of Clutter with These 5 Garage Sale Tips

Tackling clutter is my first recommendation when it comes to staging a home. It’s a great way for clients to start clearing out items ahead of their move. Here are a few tips to get started.

1. List your sale on the "Garage Sale" section of Craigslist and on any neighborhood Facebook page groups. Include photos of your more interesting items to attract shoppers.

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