Selling a Louisville Home

Avoid These Mistakes When Buying and Selling at the Same Time

It’s a tricky process, but it can definitely be done!

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Signing papers

Buying and selling at the same time can be crazy!

It’s pretty common to be selling your house while simultaneously buying another house, but that doesn’t mean it’s not stressful! But we’re here to help you navigate that process.

Here are eight mistakes to avoid when buying and selling homes at the same time.

  1. Don’t wait until the last minute to prep your house. Make sure all the little projects and fixes are done, so you’re not scrambling to list it when you’re ready to make an offer on another house.
  2. Make sure you have a back-up plan! The chances are very slim that everything will perfectly align on the exact same day for signing and moving. Have a plan for temporary housing or storage.
  3. Know your budget. Don’t assume what kind of house you’ll be able to buy until you get a solid new pre-approval for the new house.
  4. Include plenty of cushion. While your house might sell well, this crazy market means that the houses you are looking for will also go quickly for high prices....

It’s Still a Great Time to Sell in Louisville

High Demand and Low Inventory in Louisville

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Beautiful home interior

Buyers are looking for homes!

2021 is shaping up to be a pretty wild year for selling homes in Louisville. The demand for houses is still greater than the supply, so many sellers are seeing shorter time on the market and greater values and bids for their homes. Between 2018 and 2021, Louisville’s average sale price increased more than 20%.

It can be argued that the pandemic and quarantined year of 2020 has had at least some impact on the surge in buyers. With more time being spent at home, people are finding that they could use a home office, gym, or dedicated play space for their children. Others were waiting last year because of the restrictions and uncertainty, and now they’re joining the other home buyers in 2021.

Adding to the demand, interest rates for loans remains at historically low levels, motivating many buyers to act now.

If you are considering selling your home, now is a perfect time! Talk to a Red Edge agent today to take advantage of this opportune season to sell your house well!

[Source: WDRB.com]

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Best Plants for Curb Appeal in Louisville

Add some delightful flora to the outside of your house!

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Flowers add curb appeal

Add some curb appeal this spring with new plants and flowers!

If you’re looking to add some curb appeal to your house before you list it this spring, one great way is to plant some colorful plants! Here are the best 10 ideas to give your property that extra sparkle this season. Of course, if you’re looking to sell your house this spring, you can also talk to an agent today. We’d love to help you with this process!

  1. Boxwood – These evergreen shrubs make a great foundational plant and give structure to the landscaping.
  2. Nandina – This heavenly bamboo is easy to maintain and provides color throughout the year.
  3. Hydrangea – These shrubs are easy to grow and create beautiful blooms in the spring.
  4. Azalea – With beautiful blooms, hardy Azaleas are a great addition around your porch or mailbox.
  5. Roses – Did you know there are some kinds of roses that are low-maintenance and bloom from spring until frost?
  6. Hostas – Add some resilient hostas to the shady areas around your walls or under...

10 Tips Before You List

How to get your home ready to sell!
By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Front door to a home

Go through this quick list before you list your house!

As spring approaches and more sellers are preparing their homes to list, every little detail can give you the edge. If you’re thinking about putting your house on the market, consider these tips, then contact an agent so we can help you sell in this competitive season!

  1. Improve your landscaping – Get curb appeal working in your favor! Lovely lawn, trimmed and cleaned beds, and freshly planted flowers.
  2. Clean the outside – Grab a power washer and get the outside walls and gutters cleaned and inviting.
  3. Make repairs – Don’t give buyers a reason to walk away, so solve potential issues before they even see them.
  4. Make the front door inviting – Paint the front door a vibrant color and replace faded address numbers to help your entrance stand out.
  5. Buy a new welcome mat – Welcome buyers in, literally.
  6. Remove clutter and depersonalize – Make it easier for buyers to envision their lives in your home.
  7. Organize closets and...

Curate Winter Curb Appeal

Even on Cold Winter Days, Curb Appeal Matters

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Curb Appeal in WinterA little curb appeal can go a long way this winter!

There’s no reason to wait for warmer weather if you’re wanting to put your house on the market. If you’re looking to sell your house this winter, try some of these tips to make your home a warm welcome to buyers in these cold months. Then, talk to an agent today about why now is the best time to sell!

Fresh Paint and Doors
During the warmer months, your lush landscaping might hide some of the age and wear on your house’s exterior, but bare winter branches hide nothing. This is a great time to freshen up worn areas or try a whole new color for the outside of your home. Your front door and garage doors can make a big impact. Use these cold months to trade them out for a new look, or keep your current ones clean and maintained. A droopy or outdated door is sending the wrong message to potential buyers, and a fresh look could make all the difference.

Tidy Yard, Evergreen Plants, and Weather Maintenance
Your yard speaks volumes, even in the winter. Make sure all of your landscaping...

Selling Your House in November is a Great Idea!

Don’t let the season scare you away from putting your home on the market
By MIKE HALL, Broker/Agent/Owner

November leaf

This November is a great month to sell your house!

Many people are nervous about putting their house on the market in November, but Forbes offered several great reasons why this is actually a great month to sell a home! Check out these awesome reasons people are looking to buy in November. And talk to an agent today about selling your house!


More Motivation! Those who are looking to buy a house in this season are often more motivated to buy than their peers in the spring and summer. They might have waited through the busier season hoping for just the right house, or they need to move for a new job or other time-related reason. Homebuyers in November are looking to act!

Less Competition! Since many other sellers are scared off by the shorter days and cooler temperatures, your house won’t be competing with as many other houses on the market. For those motivated buyers, finding your gem will be even easier, and your house could sell in no time!


Tax Benefits!...

Tips for Selling Your Louisville House This Halloween

Use the Fall Holidays to Market Your Home

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Halloween decor

It’s time to (trick or) treat your house!

Are you selling your house this season? Halloween is a great opportunity to have your house on the market, because people are literally walking up to your home! Your house can stand out this Halloween with just a few easy tips!

Maintain curb appeal – Rake your leaves, keep up with your fall landscaping, and add some simple seasonal decorations. Make sure the first impression people get from your house is a true treat!

Keep the inside ready to show – You’ll never know when someone notices the For Sale sign in your yard and wants to schedule a showing. Think Jack-O-Lantern: Smiling on the outside, cleaned up and glowing on the inside!

Host a party – Use the Halloween holiday to host a themed open house! This is a great chance for curious buyers to do a zombie walk through your home.

And of course, you can always talk to an agent today for more ideas and suggestions. Follow these tips and watch your house sell so fast, it’ll be spooky!

[Source: BH Home Services]

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Trendy Colors for a House Facelift

Change up the look of your house with a new color scheme

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Trendy paint colors for your home

Help your house stand out with a fresh coat of paint.

If you’re looking for a way to update the look of your house, some new paint might just do the trick. Here’s a sample of trending color schemes, from daring bold hues to classic combinations.

  • Ivory, white, and aqua – use a basic neutral with white trim, and add some aqua blue accents
  • Cool green, butter yellow, and classic white – pick a light green shade and accent with some soft yellow and contrasting white
  • Slate blue and white – Add some depth and contrast with this deep greyish blue
  • Apricot, peach cream, and green – Create your front door as the focus by using shades of a neutral and then a great door color
  • Canary yellow and soft blue – Create a warm and welcoming home with a big pop of color
  • Clay and chocolate brown – Use your home’s materials to draw color ideas, like pulling colors from the brick or stone on the exterior
  • Classic white and black – For a timeless look, keep things white and simple with clean black accents
  • Dark and light grays – Keep...

Tips for Prepping Your House to Sell

Help Potential Buyers Visualize Themselves in Your House

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Staging your home could make a huge difference in selling it.

You want to sell your home quickly and for its full value, so you think it’s worth it to stage it well for potential buyers. Here are a handful of quick tips to get you started as you prepare your home for market. Be sure to contact an agent today to help walk you through our tips and suggestions to get the best offer quickly for your beloved home. In everything, think simple, classic, subtle, and neutral. You want your house to make anyone feel at home!

  1. Address the curb appeal – Since buyers will see the outside of your house first, it’s a great idea to clean up the landscaping and create an inviting first impression.
  2. Clean! – Every surface in your home should sparkle. Roll up your sleeves and get scrubbing, or hire the professionals to do the dirty work. Either way, a clean house is a major boost.
  3. Declutter Everything – It might be painful, but if you really want the house to look inviting, purge all the clutter and leave clean, simple spaces.
  4. Add some style to your dining room –...
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