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Jamie Klein - Family Realty Featured Agent of the Week

Meet our Family Realty Agent of the Week, Jamie Klein!

Here is what Jamie has to say:

"Being a lifetime Louisville resident and third generation Realtor®, I’ve been surrounded by real estate for as long as I can remember. Since starting my career at Family Realty, I’ve built a successful business around my expertise, communication and transparency. I’ve had the fortune of working with great clients, many of whom I now count as friends. Outside of real estate, I like to travel with my girlfriend, my two dogs, cycling, cooking and cocktails."

To view homes for sale in Louisville, or learn how we can help you sell your home,

visit our Family Realty site. We look forward to helping you! 

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Chris Dayton - Featured Family Realty Agent of the Week

Meet our Family Realty Agent of the Week, Chris Dayton!
Here is what Chris has to say:
"I am licensed Realtor® with Family Realty and a local Louisvillian. I obtained my professional license in 2011 and carry a nationally recognized designation of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®). After college I helped operate my family-owned interior designs and accessories business managing the day to day activities. When I am not helping my clients navigate their real estate transactions I enjoy spending time with my wife and two boys. Growing up, my mother carried an escrowed real estate license. We would attend church on Sunday then drive around town and visit open houses. Real Estate has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I am proud to serve each client in a professional manner and, as a result, my clients are happy to refer me to anyone interested in buying or selling real estate. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you!."
To view homes for sale in Louisville, or learn how we can help you sell your home, visit our Family Realty site. We look forward to helping you! 
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Andrew Beckman - Featured Family Realty Agent of the Week

Meet our Family Realty - Featured Agent of the Week, Andrew Beckman!

Here is what Andrew has to say:

"Outside of real estate I spend my time working out with the wife at her crossfit gym, racing bikes, riding bikes, directing a local racing team - Appriss Racing presented by Clarksville Schwinn and Whayne Supply. When I'm not being active, I'm spending time with family and friends. I have two beautiful nieces and a nephew I adore. We love to travel, and love the mountains. If every trip could be to the mountains, any mountains, I'd be happy.

I transitioned into real estate after acquiring rental properties in Germantown during my tenure as a state's attorney. I went on to law school at University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where I received my Juris Doctorate as well as a Masters of Arts in Civic Leadership. I am a professional member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the American Bar Association. My goal is to make the process of buying and selling real estate as smooth and easy as possible while protecting my clients in the transaction."

Visit our Family Realty site to see how we can help you buy or sell your home!

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8 Steps to Selling Your Home

8 Steps to Selling your Home
If you are selling your home for the first time, or you haven’t sold your home in a very long time, the selling process can seem overwhelming. Here are the 8 main steps to expect when selling your home. 

1. Getting Started

  • Select an agent that will represent your best interest
  • You will sign a listing contract with your agent, giving them the exclusive right to sell your home.
  • You and your agent will go over all of the details of your home. This will help your agent market your home in the best way possible.
  • After going over details of the home, your agent will look at comps in the area, and together you will determine the best price to list your home.
  • One thing to remember when selecting a listing price is, if the appraisal (see #6) comes out to be far less than what you sell for, the deal could fall through. So selecting a realistic price is going to help you in the long run.
  • You will fill out a “Seller’s Disclosure.” This is a list of the conditions of your home, including any flaws or updates. Potential buyers will be able to look over this disclosure to have a better idea of any issues with the home, as well as selling points.

2. Photographing your home

  • First impressions are crucial in the online home marketplace.
  • 92% of home buyers are searching online, and the majority of them want to see pictures.
  • Homes sell 50% faster and closer to asking price when using professional HD photos.
  • Your agent will tell you how to make your home “Photo ready”, to attract the most buyers.
  • Your agent will hire a professional photographer to take pictures of your home, which will be used to advertise your listing online.

    3.   Advertising your home

  • A  “For Sale” sign will be placed in your front yard.
  • Your listing will be posted on MLS, Zillow.com, Realtor.com, and often on Facebook or other social media.
  • At this point your agent will begin scheduling showings, so make sure to keep your house clean and organized at all times!
  • If you have kids or pets, have a game plan for how to get everyone out of the house during showings.
  • You and your agent may decide to host an Open House. This is usually on Sundays from 2-4pm. Your agent will be present during the Open House to answer any questions potential buyers have, and to further market your home.

    4.   Respond to offers

  • When you receive an offer (or multiple offers) your agent will help you carefully consider it and negotiate the best price.

   5.   Inspections

  • Shortly after you accept an offer, the buyers will schedule an inspection of the home. This usually takes place within 10 days of acceptance.
  • A certified inspector will go through every part of your home to make note of any damage or concerns.
  • They will present this list to the buyers, at which time they will notify you of any repair requests.
  • You have the option to negotiate which repairs you are willing to do, which could potentially lead to a change in the price or conditions of the sale.

   6.   Appraisal

  • The buyer’s lender will hire a certified appraiser to determine the worth of your home.
  • If it is determined to be worth far less than the purchase price, the buyers can further negotiate the price or conditions of the sale, or walk away from the deal.
  • This is why it is so important to make sure you are not listing your home at a price that is drastically more than the true worth of your home.

    7.   Final walk-through

  • The buyers and their agent will walk through your home one last time. This is to make sure that the agreed upon repairs have been done, and that your home is in an acceptable condition.
  • If you have removed pictures or anything else from the home that has led to holes in the wall or any other damage, you will want to fix it before the walk-through, to avoid any last minute problems.

  8.   Close 

  • Congratulations! This is the day that your home will be officially “SOLD!”
  • You will meet with your agent, the buyers and their agent, as well as a Title agent and lender.
  • Here the final contracts will be signed and funds will be distributed.
  • You will hand over the keys to the new owners.

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Another Quick Sale! 3605 Trail Creek Pl

Just last Friday I enjoyed telling you about a great new listing we had for real estate Louisville. Well 3605 Trail Creek Pl is no longer available because we got it under contract in 2 days with 5 offers made very quickly. The temperature might be cooling down but Family Realty is not.

 

This 4 bed, 4 bath, multi-story, 3,342 Sq. Ft. home was immaculately kept and tastefully designed and decorated. The first floor boasts a large open kitchen, kitchen nook, family room with a fireplace and built-in bookcases, a laundry room, half bath, and formal dining room.

 

The second floor features 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master suite includes and ensuite bathroom, comfortable sitting area, and large walk in closet. The basement has a finished family room, half bath, bonus room, and an unfinished but neat storage area.

 

A fantastic deck extends off the back of this home into a well maintained yard. Although this home is under contract we have several other homes you might like. Please contact Scott Boehnlein of Family Realty whether you are looking to buy or sell a home.

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Sold in a Day - 1101 Windsong Way - $369,500

We love selling real estate Louisville and we love selling our client’s homes quickly. It doesn’t get much quicker than selling a home in one day. This is what Jamie Klein was able to do with 1101 Windsong Way located in Windy Hills.

 

This wonderful 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home sold at full price. This well-kept home has very desirable hardwood floors throughout the first floor, in the master bedroom and upstairs hallway. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want a spacious walk in closet. This master bed took this to the max by turning the previous 4th bedroom into the walk in closet.

 

One of the great features of this home is the easy flow living space starting at the heart of the home with an eat-in kitchen and moving into both the family room and the sun room. The sun room is crisp and clean and looks over the deck and fenced in backyard.

 

The basement features classic built in book cases, tiled floor and a large storage closet and laundry room. We would love to help you with selling your home or finding you a new home. Please contact Christopher or Scott Boehnlein or one of our agents here at Family Realty.

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Winning Weekend at Wimbledon and Family Realty

Roger Federer had a winning weekend at Wimbledon, a record breaking winning weekend in fact. The 35 year old became the first man to win the Wimbledon title eight times. His record breaking Wimbledon win also extended his Grand Slam record to 19 titles. This leaves him 3 ahead of his fiercest competitor Rafael Nadal, who hold 15 titles. 

Federer beat Croatian Marin Cilic in three straight sets. Again Federer added to the records in this feat by becoming the first man to win the Wimbledon title without dropping a set since 1976. Bjorn Borg was the last man to achieve this feat. At 35 years of age, Federer's record feat is evidence of his great work ethic and unbeatable experience. 

But as much as we enjoy our sport at Family Realty, what we are really passionate about winning at is selling and finding homes for our customers. That is what we did this weekend. Scott Boehnlein and Jamie Klein both had winning weekends.

Scott listed 6305 Zermatt Ct last week Wednesday and it was under contract before the end of Friday. This was a fully updated 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 4097 Sq Ft home. It featured a vaulted ceiling living room, with open plan kitchen and breakfast nook, leading into a formal dining room. An incredible master suite with large ensuite bath, another bathroom, laundry room, and office finished off the first floor.

The second level featured three large bedrooms and a bathroom with double vanities and shower. But the below ground basment was the real jaw dropper of this home. It featured a large TV room with space for a table tennis table, a bedroom, bathroom, and adjacent bar room with space for a pool table. Scott did a great job selling a great home.

Jamie Klein on the other hand did a great job finding his clients their home in Jefferson county. 8204 Cadence Pl is an open floor plan 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. It featured hardwood flooring, granite counters, vaulted ceilings, and a backyard oasis. The kitchen was fully updated and the great room featured a fire place. The roof was also new, so was the stain on the deck. This home also had a playground and greenspace.

If you are interested in selling your home or finding a home we would love to help you. Like Roger Federer have plenty of experience and we work incredibly hard. We hope to use our experience and work ethic to help you with your realty needs. We know and love real estate Louisville. Contact Family Realty and we will have an agent ready to help you.

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Jamie's Home Selling Weekend - 753 N Hite Ave

What a weekend for Jamie Klein at Family Realty. We know real estate louisville and love selling houses and finding people a home. This weekend Jamie Klein found someone a home in Hite Avenue Gardens which is a gated community perfectly located near River Road, Frankfort Avenue, Clifton, and downtown. This property was listed by Kristy D Dugan of Semonin Realtors.

River Road is littered with parks for adults and children. If you want to excercise, watch the children play, or just read a book under the shade of a tree you will spend a lot of time at the parks on River Road. Just a few minutes drive from there you will find yourself in the heart of downtown, home to great restuarants and coffee shops.

But if you want your Saturday to involve even more food, Frankfort Avenue is where you will be. There are several breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, nevermind a host of other craft and specialty stores. 

I am sure the new owners of 753 N Hite Ave will be taking advantage of all these opportunities. If you would like to sell your home or would like us to find you a home please give Family Realty a call on 502-458-4100 or email us at info@viewlouisvillehomes.com

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Homeward Found

While you were having a great weekend chilling with family and friends, Family Realty was selling homes. Now don't feel bad, that's just what we do. We sold a beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bath home in Shelby county to our client in a week of of them starting their search.

This home had an updated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steal appliances. It featured high ceilings and a flowing floor plan. The basement was fully remodeled which added 500 Sq. Ft. of living floor space. Off the back of the home is a partially covered back porch, overlooking a large backyard adjacent to farm fields and grazing horses.

This home was listed by Zachary Tipton of Torrey Smith Realty Co., LLC.

If you would like us to help you find a home please contact Scott Boenhnlein of Family Realty or any one of our other agents. We loved finding this family their dream home, we would love to help you find yours. 

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April was an amazing month for Family Realty!

April was an amazing month at Family Realty!  We SOLD 9 homes, 6 of which sold in ONE DAY!  And that number doesn't include the 4 buyers that we also found homes for during the month.  Multiple offers, homes being sold at or above asking price - we saw it all in April.

8705 Sonora Trail (40299) - 2 Days on Market (DOM) 

This 4 bed/2.5 bath traditional brick home in Spring Lake Farm features an open floor plan and over 2200 sq ft of living space.

907 Keswick Blvd (40217) - 1 DOM

This 3 bed/1 bath two story brick traditional home is on a quiet street in Germantown.

10613 Bayport Road (40299) - 0 DOM

This 3 bed/2 bath home in the Springview neighborhood went under contract the same day it was listed!

11104 Eagles Cove Dr (40241) - 1 DOM

Fabulous 5 bed/3.5 bath, open layout home features 2 master suites and is surrounded by a wooded, park-like setting.

1682 Trigg St (40213) - 0 DOM

Another home that sold the same day it was listed!  This 2 bed/1 bath cottage is located near Poplar Level Rd and Trevilian Way.

1025 Wagner Ave (40217) - 1 DOM

Charming 2 bed/1 bath shotgun home in Germantown just off Eastern Pkwy.  Well kept, great condition, and great location!

13520 Saddlecreek Dr (40245) - 1 DOM

Beautiful 3 bed/2.5 bath home located just off LaGrange Rd past Forest Springs.  Treed lot with large private, fenced backyard and deck.  

3609 Old Brownsboro Hills Rd (40241) - 8 DOM

Completely renovated 4 bed/2.5 bath home in Brownsboro Farms off Hwy 22.  Brand new kitchen!

2435 Broadmeade Rd (40205) - 3 DOM

Fantastic 4 bed/2 bath home in sought after Seneca Gardens.  Lots of living space with 2764 sq ft.  Convenient to Bardstown Rd.

Now is the time to sell!  Contact Family Realty to discuss listing your home today.

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We'd Love to Sell Your Home!

The Spring-like weather has everyone outside and looking for their new home!  Two of our homes went under contract very quickly this last week.

807 Exmoor Ave in Foxboro Manor received multiple offers and sold in just ONE day on the market!  This 3 bed/2 bath home features a vaulted ceiling and lots of natural light.  The updated kitchen has brand new energy efficient stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops & hardwood flooring that carries into the formal dining room with wainscoting. All three bedrooms have brand new carpet.  The master suite features a walk-in closet, crown molding & new custom wood vanity top & sink in attached bath. 

Another beautiful home on Ingleside Dr in the Highlands sold BEFORE it hit the market! This 3 bed/2.5 bath home is open and also has a lot of natural light.  The living room features built in bookcases, while the dining room has built in cabinets.  The Florida room opens onto the patio, and the backyard is fully fenced.  The bedrooms are large, and two have walk-in closets.  Plus, the house is conveniently located within walking distance of Bardstown Road, perfect for a morning walk to the Douglass Loop Farmer's Market on Saturdays. 

Inventory is low, and we'd love to sell your home.  If you're not currently working with a realtor, and are interested in selling your home, contact Family Realty.  We'd be happy to meet with you and review our strategic marketing plan.  Although our office is located in the Highlands, we work with buyers and sellers all over Louisville and the surrounding areas.  Hope to hear from you soon! 

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More Happy Clients!

Family Realty found homes for 2 more happy clients yesterday!  We were able to get houses under contract at 911 Woodland Heights Drive and 8719 Eton Road.  This makes 6 houses under contract in 4 days - real estate in Louisville is on fire this October!

911 Woodland Heights Drive is a 4 bed/2.5 bath home ocated in Lake Forest, and was only on the market for 5 days before we brought the buyer!  Lake Forest is a sought after community that started over 20 years ago and features beautiful homes and landscaping. The community features pools, tennis courts, a jogging trail, and a country club with golf course designed by Arnold Palmer.

 

8719 Eton Road is a traditional style 4 bed/2.5 bath home located in Manor Creek subdivision.  This area provides quick access to Brownsboro Road, I-71, and I-265.  Shop for groceries at the newly renovated Holiday Manor Kroger, or head to The Paddock Shops for a day of shopping and dinner at Drake's.  

If you are interested in finding homes in these or other areas of Louisville, contact an agent at Family Realty today! 

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Happy Clients!

Not only did Family Realty sell 1306 Lydia Street in 3 days, but we found our clients a new home in only 3 days too!  These are VERY happy clients that hope to be moved into their new home in time for the holidays.  

Family Realty agents work hard for every client.  If you're in the market to buy or sell your home, contact Family Realty today.  An agent will meet with you to review the process of buying and/or selling, and we will remain in contact with you for the duration.  You'll never have to wonder where you stand during the process of buying or selling your home with Family Realty!   

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2233 Alta Ave - SOLD!

Family Realty sold another home!  2233 Alta Ave was put under contract today.  This wonderful home in the Highlands near Cherokee Park is certain to make its new owner very happy!  

Homes in the Highlands typically have lots of character, and the styles are varied - you'll find traditional, ranch, and bungalows, among other styles, in this location.  The area is very popular given the proximity to Bardstown Road/Baxter Ave and all of the eclectic shopping and local restaurants.  Stroll down Bardstown Road and pop in for some shopping at General Eccentric, Pitaya, or Urban Outfitters.   Have coffee or brunch at Highland Morning, grab a snack from Kizito Cookies, and have dinner and drinks at Cumberland Brews or HopCat.   When you tire of shopping and eating, hit up Cherokee Park for a walk or run and enjoy the beautiful scenery.  

For more information regarding homes for sale in the Highlands, contact Family Realty today.

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SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!

Family Realty had another fantastic weekend, getting 3 of our listings under contract!

507 Altagate Road - located in beautiful Cherokee Gardens, this 5 bed/4 full and 2 half bath house was only on the market 2 days before getting an offer.  Cherokee Gardens provides convenient access to both I-64 and downtown, plus all the local shops and restaurants of Lexington Road, Shelbyville Road, Frankfort Ave, and Bardstown Road.  Nestled between Cherokee Park and Seneca Park, there are many options for the outdoor enthusiast to walk, run, bike, hike, or play golf, tennis, or basketball.   

2124 Sycamore Ave - located in Clifton, this 3 bed/2.5 bath house was also only on the market for 2 days before receiving an offer.  This home is walking distance to Frankfort Ave and delicious local restaurants such as El Mundo, Varanese, Volare, Basa, and Bourbon's Bistro, among others.  Add in all of the great local shops, such as Urban Farmhouse Market, and this location is a neighborhood home run!

1306 Lydia St - situated in Germantown, this 3 bed/1 bath bungalow received an offer after 3 days on the market.  Germantown is a tight knit community, and one of Louisville's oldest neighborhoods. It is also home to some of Louisville's greatest local spots, such as Checks Cafe, Monnik Beer Company, Hammerheads, Eiderdown, and The Post. 

Thinking of putting your home on the market?  Strike while the market is hot - contact Family Realty today to meet with one of our agents and see what we can do for you!

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A Terrific Week for Family Realty

Family Realty had a terrific week!  Between September 25 and October 1, Christopher Boehnlein was able to secure contracts on 4 homes for 3 sellers and 1 buyer!  This is the kind of hard work and dedication that Family Realty uses for all of their clients.  Visit the Family Realty website to get started on your home search today!

5001 Volney Ct - under contract, only 3 days on the market!  This lovely home is located in Fern Creek, which is conveniently located approx. 12 miles from downtown Louisville. 

3904 Barbour Manor Ct - under contract, less than 2 weeks on the market.  Located in Barbourmeade, this home sits on a cul-de-sac and is conveniently located to both Westport Village and The Paddock Shops for all of your shopping, dining, and entertainment needs.

10112 Thixton Ln - under contract.  This remodeled home outside of Fern Creek feels like you are in the country, but still just minutes from the city!

4614 S. 6th Street #8 - under contract.  This beautiful condo is located off Southern Parkway, just minutes from all the fun activities and dining that downtown Louisville has to offer. 

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Family Realty has your Buyer!

Christopher Boehnlein found a great home at 3232 Cawein Way for his buyers!  Search for your next home on Family Realty's website at www.viewlouisvillehomes.com or call 502.458.4100.  The agents at Family Realty will listen to your needs and work hard to find the best home for you.  Their dedication and attention to detail is top notch!

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AMAZING - SOLD in ONE DAY!! 9514 Rustling Tree Way #202, 40291

AMAZING - SOLD in ONE DAY!  9514 Rustling Tree Way #202, 40291

Rachel Patton has done it again - this time, she sold 9514 Rustling Tree Way #202 in ONE DAY!!!  This beautiful 2 bed/2 bath condo with open floor plan features natural light, eat in kitchen, stainless steel appliances, spacious living areas, and a deck off the kitchen.  If you are interested in buying a house or condo, contact Rachel today at 502.458.4100.

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SOLD - 1935 Gardiner Ln, Apt H116, 40205

SOLD - 1935 Gardiner Ln, Apt H116 

This well maintained 2 bed/1 bath 1st floor condo in Lakeview Condominiums was sold in less than 3 weeks by Rachel Patton of Family Realty!  The condo has great amenities for owners, such as 2 pools, a tennis court, exercise room, and party room.  Contact Rachel to buy your next condo today!  

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WHAT A WEEK - 5 houses under contract in 5 days!

WHAT A WEEK!  Family Realty has gotten 5 houses under contract in 5 days!   

10112 Thixton Ln - 40291:  a wonderful remodeled home on a 1 acre lot in Fern Creek

5316 Pavillion Way - 40291:  a gorgeous custom built Cape Cod home on 1/2 acre in Fern Creek

9510 Autumn Bent Ct - 40014:  a beautiful, open floor plan ranch home in Crestwood's desireable Poplar Hill subdivision

911 French St - 40217:  a charming ranch in the Zachary Taylor neighborhood

2700 Belknap Beach Rd - 40059:  waterfront property in Oldham County with amazing views of the Ohio River

Search for your dream home at www.viewlouisvillehomes.com or contact one of our fantastic agents at 502.458.4100 today!

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