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 SFRs, then 6 farms, 3 condos and 1 controversial property finally sold via auction.
For this piece, let’s focus on the most incredible homes that traded hands last year. Who’s with me? Want to know which was the most expensive home sold in 2016? Here we go!
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 is the right thing to do… most of the time. Whoa, wait a second Tre, why wouldn’t it always be the right thing to do?!
I’m glad you asked, here’s why.
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 most of the people who are living here in Kentucky came from?”
Sure enough, that information is out there, if you hunt for it.
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 clients the way you want to be treated?!?”
Never fear, that hasn’t changed. What I’m about to share is what I’ve seen and heard throughout my career. The good news for you is that, once you’ve read this piece, you’ll be armed and dangerous. No more surprises for you, no sir.
You don’t have to get stressed out when buying your new home! Learn how to avoid the stress of buying and selling a house and you’ll have a much better experience.
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!
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 changed platforms and now it’s not public. (At least any place I can find.)
It used to be about 3,800 or so. That’s a big number right? How can we pare that down?!
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.
There are definitely some phone calls that Realtors do not want to receive.
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 you what’s really happening in the crazy world of real estate.
I’ll also tell you how I really feel. No holds barred. No rules, just rightTM.
With that in mind, today’s topic is Top 12 Things Realtors Hate About Home Buyers.
The Internet has forever changed the way we market real estate.
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.
Where Part 1: Who looked at the people involved in the real estate process and Part 2: What looked at the home itself, today we’re going to focus on the places or locations where the actually marketing will take place. It’s traditionally the kind of real estate promotion that we’re all familiar with.
So without further ado, let’s begin!
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, it’s one of the largest investments most of us make in our lifetimes. That, by itself, is enough to set many folks trembling.
Yet besides the money, there are a large number of complex emotions that also come into play. As with anything that we humans interact with, things can get complicated quickly.
Let’s get started!
The Psychology of Marketing Real Estate is rather complex but let this handy, three-part series sort it out for you.
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 Listing Agent’s perspective. While in my home city’s market is tilted towards home sellers just a few short years back this wasn’t the case.
And even expert Realtors can learn a thing or two when it comes to such an incredible complex entity we call home buyers.