Restored Home for Sale in Old Louisville

House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor
Fabulous Restored House for Sale in Historic Old Louisville!
House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor

Beautifully restored Old Louisville home with enough space for a large family and huge open floor plan for entertaining. Dual Zone Heating and AC, Large open rooms, Deck that overlooks colorful landscaped backyard. Close to Downtown and in one of the best blocks in Old Louisville. The Master Bedroom on the 3rd floor is like being in your own private tree house. There is off street parking in the back and a Garage could easily be added. Buy it now and get in just in time for Derby!
House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor
House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor House for sale in Old Louisville, Bruce Moore Realtor

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Call me today for your private showing!

Bruce Moore, Realtor
RE/MAX Connections
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

Lots of fun stuff going on in Louisville this weekend!

It never ceases to amaze me the many interesting and fun events we have here in Louisville at any given time. Music, art, street festivals….

Look at all the goings-on this weekend alone!

19th Annual Belknap Festival
Oct 11 – 12th
Historic Douglas Loop

Louisville Festival
Photo Courtesy of ‘Week in the Highlands’

 

The Flea Off Market
Rescheduled for this weekend due to the weather
East Jefferson Street in Louisville
Food trucks, art, craft …a great festival

Festival in Louisville
Photo courtesy of The Flea Off Market

 

Harvest Homecoming
Just across the river in New Albany, Indiana
Huge annual festival with lots of great food and vendors and rides

 

What to do, what to do?
Have fun this weekend!

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

5 Low and No Cost Ways Homeowners Can Save Money Now

There are lots of tips and tricks for homeowners to save money. Here are a few that cost you little to no money and you don’t need any special skills!

1.  Lower the temperature on your water heater. It doesn’t need to be any higher than about 120 degrees for the average household.

5 Low and No Cost Ways Homeowners Can Save Money Now

2. Seal your doors and windows. Air leaks around your doors and windows are the equivalent of money flying out the window.

3. Lower the blinds. Is the sun shining in your windows in the summertime? Lower the blinds to keep the heat out. In the winter, raise them to let the sun help warm your home.

4. Use your ceiling fans. Most of us have ceiling fans that we don’t use. In the warmer months, turn your fan on low with the airflow directed down. In the cooler months, change the blade direction so the air blows up.

5. Hang up your laundry instead of using the dryer. Clothes dryers take a lot of energy. Cut costs by installing a laundry line or using a drying rack in the laundry room.
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

Home buyers willing to pay more than asking price?

Have ya heard?  According to an Inman News article, home buyers are now willing to pay more than the house’s asking price. That’s great news if you’re in the market to buy a house!

What’s more, “1 in 4 buyers would pay seller’s closing costs”.

Sell a home,Louisville Realtor, Bruce Moore

The reason?  People are ready and willing to buy a house but the inventory of available houses is still very low. There simply are not as many homes for sale as there are buyers.

What does this mean for you?  If you’ve been thinking about selling your house, now is the perfect time! The combination of still-low mortgage rates, fewer homes on the market and more buyers out there ready to buy means a faster sale and higher price for you!

Call me to sell your home quickly!
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

 

Brand New Listing for Sale in the Highlands, Louisville KY

The Highlands! This house won’t be on the market for long. Hurry up and get it while you can!

House for sale in Louisville Highlands

 

 

 

What a perfect location for this cute bungalow in Deer Park. Very close to the hot spots in the Highlands and you can walk to just about anywhere. The house has been well cared for by the current owner and they recently renovated the finished basement space to provide more room. Call for a showing today!

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

Should you buy a Short Sale Home? Here are some pros & cons to consider

With the flood of real estate foreclosures on the market, many sellers are considering the alternative of a short sale. What is it? In a nutshell, if a home owner owes more on their mortgage than the house is worth, their lender may agree to sell the house for less. In some cases, the remaining balance is forgiven, however, this is not always the case.

Louisville Realtor Bruce Moore, REMAX First

What does this mean to you, the buyer?

The good news is you can usually get a better price. Since the lender is agreeing to accept less money, you, the buyer may be able to get the house at less than market value.

The bad news…. time. Short sales take much longer to close than traditional real estate deals. The seller’s mortgage holder – in most cases a large bank – is involved in the process and has final approval. All that red tape means a lengthy closing time.

The bottom line, if you love the house and have the time, go for it! The extra time spent may translate to money saved. Just make sure you are working with a real estate agent who has experience dealing with complicated short sales.
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

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