House Hunting in Winter? YES!

House Hunting in Winter?  YES!

It’s cold, the wind is blowing and maybe there are snowflakes or two. It’s sooooo easy to just hibernate inside. But, if you are considering buying a house in the next few months, NOW is the best time to go.

House hunting in winter, Louisville Realtor Bruce Moore

Why?? Well, most people are focused on the Holidays or just don’t want to venture outside in the cold (just like you). That means you can pretty much have your pick of available houses! And, if you are looking to buy a house in hot neighborhoods like the Highlands, St. Matthews or Nulu in Louisville, this could mean the difference between you getting that house and losing out.

So come on! Let’s go house hunting in Winter and find you the perfect home.

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Are Real Estate Agents Salesmen or Consultants?

Are Real Estate Agents Salesmen or Consultants?

I stopped by Kingsley Meats in Louisville last night to pick up some seafood for dinner and noticed a table set up with a young gentleman sitting behind it who was asking people as they walked in the door if they would like to fill out a form to win a $100 Gift Certificate, no obligation.

I said, sure why not!   While I was filling out the form, he started a very canned sales presentation that included the dreaded “one answer trap” question that I hate so much.   You know, when a salesman asks you a question that there is only one answer for like “Do you like to save money”?   The question is not only a trap but it is also super insulting in my opinion.

Louisville Real Estate, Bruce Moore, RE/MAX First

I just glared at him and he went on with his sales pitch (This one was for the Louisville Courier Journal newspaper) and I cringed as I filled out the form because he continued asking more of these types of questions.  Eventually I walked away and felt like I had just been conned.

I noticed that other people’s reaction was the same way as he hit them up with the same sort of canned presentation.   I watched and listened and noticed how people walking in the store were in a good mood but their mood turned sour after having to listen to him.

How is this related to Real Estate Sales?    Well it is not really.  Except that many Realtors use this tactic to gain new clients.  Realtors should be your consultant working alongside you to make sure you make good sound decisions based on professional knowledge.  Sure, real estate agents have to make commissions but not based on forced sales.

Louisville Real Estate, Bruce Moore, RE/MAX First

After all, as a Realtor, I am hoping to  eventually sell that house you are buying so I have a vested interest in your happiness with my services.

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Selling Your Home? Make it Shine with Home Staging

We’ve all heard about ‘Home Staging’, right? Well, it really does work! Preparing your house before it is ever shown can be the difference between selling it quickly at the right price and having it sit on the market for 8 months. There are professionals that you can hire to really dress up your house but here are some basic, common sense things that everybody can do:

Staging a home for sale

1. Thorough Cleaning! Duh! Who wants to buy a dirty house?

2. De-clutter. Move the dust collectors, excess kids’ toys and other stuff to storage while you are showing your house.

3. De-personalize. The goal is to create a blank canvas so the home buyer can envision their own ‘stuff’ in your house. Box up the family photos and other mementos for the time being.

4. Neutral colors. The home needs to appeal to both men and women. Having a pink and fluffy bedroom might be your style, but the husband may not be able to see beyond it.

5. Repairs. That small hole in the wall may not bother you but it can be a major turnoff to potential buyers.

6. Curb appeal. Remember the old saying…you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression? Well, the front of your house is the first impression a buyer gets. If it’s junky or dirty, the buyer may have that feeling about the whole house. Sweep, clean, repaint the front door. Make it pretty!

There are tons of things you can do to make your house appealing to a buyer. Here are a few more tips:

Can’t Miss Home Staging Tips

21 Home Staging Tips

Ready to sell your Louisville home? Call me, I’ll help you stage it to sell quickly!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Remodeled Home for Sale in Louisville’s Germantown

Completely remodeled house for sale in Louisville’s Germantown neighborhood.

This house is located between the Highlands and Downtown, perfect location for commuting whether by bike or car.

New Kitchen with granite counters, large backyard, separate laundry room, remodeled bath. Large rooms make this house seem larger.

House for sale in Louisville

The house is over 80% finished at this point (Early Nov) and any new owner can customize the interior color for every room in the house.

Interior photos coming soon

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Just reduced! Great home for sale in the Highlands of Louisville!

Come and see it before it sells!
Now priced at $174,900

House for sale in Louisville Highlands

 

Call me today for a private showing of this great house
on Bonnycastle Avenue in the Highlands of Louisville.

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, Ky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

Back on the market! Great house for sale in Louisville’s Germantown neighborhood

Their loss is your gain! This great house is back on the market.

House for sale in Louisville, Ky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful newly finished hardwood floors and hardwood paneling greet the new homeowner on this great location in Germantown. Some of the updates include new roof and basement waterproofing. Some updates are still needed and the attic can be finished that would easily create a master bedroom/bath and make this into a 1300 sq foot 2 bedroom, 2 bath house.

Call today for a private showing!
Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, Ky
502-640-6861

ABR – Specialist in working with Home buyers.
E-Pro – Specialist in using the latest Technology to help buyers find and buy their dream home.
IRES – International Real Estate Specialist

 

 

 

 

Tips for Selling Your Louisville Home…

Great Tips on Selling Your House
From an article by Tara-Nicholle Nelson from readersdigest.com

1. Audit your agent’s online marketing

2. Post a video love letter about your home on YouTube

3. Let your neighbors choose their neighbors

4. Facebook your home’s listing

We can Sell Your Louisville Home!

5. Leave some good stuff behind

6. Beat the competition with condition

7. Stage the exterior of your home too

8. Access is essential

9. Get real about pricing

10. Get clued into your competition

11. De-personalize

12. De-clutter

13. Listen to your agent

View full article here

 

I couldn’t agree more!  A large part of my marketing program is geared toward internet marketing so that you, the home seller, get the largest audience for your listing possible.

Call me to buy or sell a home here in Louisville.

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX First
Louisville, Kentucky
502-640-6861

 

 

 

 

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