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The Greg Fly Podcast With Greg Fleischaker

Louisville Realtor Greg Fleischaker discusses the ins and out of the local real estate market in Louisville, plus whatever else strikes his fancy, such as food sourcing or food related topics, social media do's and don'ts, and whatever else he may find interesting and worth 10-15 minutes of your time.
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Nov 4, 2015

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since this episode has been published, Greg has launched a new podcast service and website at www.fireflycontent.com that helps small businesses and entrepeneurs create and promote content using podcasts, videos and blogging.

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Oct 14, 2015

Welcome everyone to The Louisville Real Estate Podcast for October 14th, 2015. This is The Louisville Germantown Area Edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Kentucky Select Properties, here to help you make you a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction.

Today, I'm speaking with Lou Winkler also a licensed agent here with Kentucky Select. I'm hoping to learn a little bit more about Germantown and Lou has been gracious enough to agree to speak with me today. Lou, good to see you.

Lou:    Good to see you.

Greg:    I saw that you were recently mentioned or featured in one of our local magazines in regards to Germantown. I see some pictures of you.

Oct 7, 2015

Greg:     Welcome everyone to The Louisville Real Estate Podcast for October 7th 2015, this is the Louisville Home Architect Edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker licensed with Kentucky Select Properties here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction. Today I'm going to speak with Dan Grimm a licensed architect here in Louisville who I've had the pleasure of knowing for a large number of years and have actually, full disclosure here, hired to help with a remodel project my wife and I did a few years ago. Dan it's good to see you this morning.

Dan:     Good to see you Greg.

Greg:     How did you get into being an architect, and I guess when did you get into being an architect?

Sep 30, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate podcast for September 30, 2015. This is the Louisville Home Inspections Edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker licensed with Kentucky Select Properties here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction.

Today I'm back at the office. I'm in the conference room and I'm speaking with Robb Johnson the owner and managing member of Home MD, Inspection Services. Home MD provides home inspection services to the Louisville and Jefferson county areas as well as surrounding counties. I think Robb has had many years of experience and expertise with pest inspections, radon and mold testing and analysis, thermal imaging inspections and energy audits. I don't know what all that is but I'm hoping he'll explain it to me.

Robb thanks for coming in today...

Sep 23, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate Podcast for September 23, 2015. This is the Louisville MLS High End Properties update edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Kentucky Select Properties, here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction.

Today, I'm going to look at a few more statistics. It's another market update edition. I noticed that over the past few weeks or maybe months, I've looked a lot at ... Or at least several times ... At luxury homes, so maybe properties at a million dollars or more. Some people would define it as 1.5 or above, but today, I wanted to move down in price range a little bit and look at homes that are expensive, but not in that high, million dollar plus price range. I wanted to see how those sales have been behaving, I'd say, over the past ten years. So, looking at $500,000, right up to a million dollars. I looked at the entire MLS, so all of ... Whatever areas are included in the MLS. It's mostly Jefferson County, but there's Oldham County, Bullitt County, and then you'll start to sprinkle in some other sales as well.

Sep 16, 2015

Welcome, everyone, to the Louisville Real Estate podcast for September 16, 2015. This is the Louisville Home Appraisal edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Kentucky Select Properties, here to help you make a wise and informed decision for your next real estate transaction. Today I'm lucky enough for David English to stop by our office to talk about appraisals in Louisville. David, along with some of his family, have long been considered some of the very finest appraisers in the city, so I'm pleased to sit down with him today and learn a bit more about how appraisals work and how they fit into everyday real estate transactions. David, nice to see you today. How are you doing?

David:    All right, Greg. How are you doing?

Greg:    I'm doing well. How long have you been working with appraisals?

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Sep 9, 2015

Welcome, everyone, to the Louisville Real Estate Podcast for September 9, 2015. This is another market update edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Kentucky Select Properties, here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction. Last week, I looked at some of the real estate data that was coming from different parts of town. I think I might have looked at 4, maybe 5 parts of town that I'm most active in. Today, what I wanted to do is look at only homes that sold for $1 million or more in all of Jefferson County.

Everything I'm talking about today are single-family residences that sold for $1 million and only in Jefferson County. That obviously excludes some of the numbers, but I just wanted to make sure that I was being consistent with all the numbers I look at today, so I wanted to put that out there up front. If you have any questions or want to see this in a visual format, you can visit my website. I have a graph there. Again, I apologize if you can hear the paper shuffling...

Sep 2, 2015

Welcome everyone to The Louisville Real Estate Podcast for September 2nd, 2015. This is the The Louisville Real Estate Market Update edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker licensed with Kentucky Select Properties here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction.

Today, I'm taking a break from interviewing some of the local real estate experts around town and instead I'm going to bring you an update on some of the smaller markets. I think I looked at them earlier. In May, I broke down Areas 2, 3, 8 and 9 and looked in those in quite some detail, compared them to the previous few years.

Today, I'll look at the next four month chunks. In May, I looked at the first four months of the year. We've had another four months go by. I'm going to look at how we stand at the end of August understanding that if huge transactions might trickle in and affect the numbers just a little bit. I have enough information to give you an idea of what's going on year-to-date. I'm not going to compare it to the last five or six years, but rather I'll just compare for those four areas where we are now after August and where we were after April so four months to four months kind of comparison.

Aug 26, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate Podcast for August 26th, 2015. This is the Louisville Home Mortgage Edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed, with Kentucky Select Properties, here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction.

Today I'm lucky enough to be visiting John Bollinger in his office, the Mortgage Warehouse. I've known John for a few years now, but he's been involved with mortgages in the Louisville market for much longer, and I'm looking forward to getting schooled a little bit on the ins and outs of the mortgage business.

Greg:               John, it's nice to see you today, how are you?

John:               I'm doing well, good morning Greg, how're you today?

Greg:               I'm doing well, thanks. How long you been working in mortgages?

John:               I've been in mortgages for over 14 years now, coming up on 15 years...

Aug 19, 2015

Greg:    Welcome, everyone, to the Louisville Real Estate Podcast for August 19th, 2015. This is the Louisville Infill Construction Edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Kentucky Select Properties, here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction. Today I'm lucky enough to be visiting Jason Black in his beautiful home. Jason is one of the leading custom and luxury home builders in Louisville, so I'm hoping he'll let me pick his brain a little bit as I try to understand the ins and outs of in fill construction in Louisville, or it might be better understood as just building new homes in established neighborhoods.  Jason, is that what you would call in fill? Is that a real term?

Jason:    Yes, it's totally a real term. In fill is anything that's an established neighborhood where you're trying to build a new custom home into an established area that's been there for a little while.

Greg:    From the building perspective, from your side, is that a totally different project than building in a brand-new development where all the homes going up are new?

Aug 12, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate Podcast for August 12th, 2015. This is the Louisville Luxury Homes edition, I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Kentucky Select Properties. Here I'll help you make a wise, informed decision in your next real estate transaction.

Today I'm sitting in the conference room in Kentucky Select Properties, talking with John Stow. John is the principal broker at Kentucky Select and has been active in the real estate market for over thirty years, and consistently represents buyers and sellers and some of the most expensive transactions in town. So I thought he would be the perfect person to talk to about luxury home sales in the Louisville market. So did I get that right, over thirty years now?

John: That's right, Greg. Actually it's 36.

Greg: 36. All in Louisville or did you split?

John: No, all in Louisville. I got to invest the business right out of college. So this is my only career.

Greg: Wow. Okay, so if we get into talking about luxury homes, I don't want to give people the wrong impression. You don't deal only with luxury homes, right?

Aug 5, 2015

Greg:    Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate podcast for August 5th, 2015. This is the Louisville Home Warranty Edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Kentucky Select Properties, here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction. Today I'm sitting in the conference room at Kentucky Select Properties, talking with Colleen Smith-Marr.

Colleen is an Account Executive with 210 Home Warranty. I thought she would be the perfect person to talk to about home warranties in the Louisville real estate market. Colleen do you want to tell me a little bit about 210 Home Warranty, and how you got started with them?

Colleen:    Sure, 210 has been in the marketplace for about 40 years. We started in the new construction industry with builders, and we cover new construction homes for 10 years for structural defects. I entered the market with 210 thirteen years ago after being a realtor for 8 years. I only handle the resale side of the business, so that's an existing home that's currently on the market.

Greg:    Is there a different product for the new construction that you were mentioning?...

Jul 29, 2015

Today, I’m at the law offices of Borders and Borders Attorneys, speaking with Harry Borders.  Harry has been practicing law for over 20 years and is a frequent instructor of continuing education classes for Realtors at the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors, so I thought he would be the perfect person to talk to about property surveys in the Louisville market.

Greg:    All right Harry I appreciate you sitting down with me today. I have a couple questions about a topic that's interested me for awhile, and that's surveys, primarily for residential properties. I'm not as concerned about commercial properties. But do you see surveys being of interest to buyers? Should it be of interest? Do you find that buyers maybe should get a little bit more involved in surveys than ...

Harry:    It's one of the most overlooked areas in a residential contract. Contract will give the buyer the right to have a survey, but honestly, I would say 1 in 100 buyers get a survey...

Jul 22, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate Podcast for July 22, 2015. This is the Louisville Home Remodeling edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Kentucky Select Properties, here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction.

Today I'm at the offices of Ben Tyler, one of Louisville's most highly sought after and successful home remodelers. Ben has been in the home remodeling business since the early '80s, so I thought he would be the perfect person to talk to about home remodeling in the Louisville market. Is that right, early '80s

Ben:    Early '80s it is.

Greg:    How did you get in to the remodeling business?

Ben:    I graduated from college not knowing exactly what I wanted to do. I had a degree in Economics and Business Administration, and ended up coaching soccer and doing a little school teaching for about a year. A couple fellas bought a building over on Douglas Boulevard and they were going to remodel it and convert it to condos, it was a six-plex. They asked me if I would want to be involved in it. I'd had a little interest in carpentry, so I thought, "Shoot, why not, I'm not doing anything else right now that's incredibly important." I had enrolled in law school, and when they asked me to do that, I decided I wouldn't go to law school and I put that off for awhile, so we ...

Jul 15, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate Podcast for July 15th, 2015. This is the flood insurance edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Kentucky Select Properties, here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction.

Today I'm at the law offices of Borders and Borders attorneys, and I'm speaking with Harry Borders. Harry has been practicing law for over 20 years, and is a frequent instructor of continuing education classes for realtors at the Greater Louisville Association of Realtor. I thought he would be the perfect person to talk to about Louisville flood insurance. Let's start at the beginning. What is flood insurance?

Harry:    Flood insurance is a very heavily subsidized insurance product that is run by FIMA of the federal government, and it is designed to help folks to be able to afford to live and work in the flood zone. In the 1970s, the federal government, in their infinite wisdom, decided to encourage people to build in the flood zones...

Jul 8, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate Podcast for July 8, 2015. This is the Louisville Real Estate Brokerage edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Kentucky Select Properties, here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction. Today I'm visiting with Jay Gulick, a high school soccer teammate from years past who also just happens to be the managing broker at Kentucky Select Properties where I have my sales license. Jay has been at Kentucky Select since 2005 and I know he takes great pride in the fact that his company is the top selling, 100% locally owned and independent real estate company in the Louisville market, selling more than 246 million dollars worth of homes last year, 2014.

Jay might be a little biased in this conversation but that is exactly why I want to talk to him about brokerages and consumers' choice of working with local brokerages when buying or selling a home. On some level every agent you work with is going to be into brokerage but there're different sizes, there are different styles of how you can set a brokerage up. I wanted to talk to Jay about Kentucky Select in particular and how he chose to set it up or how it was set up when he got here, how it's set up now and some of the advantages and benefits of working with Kentucky Select in his mind. Jay, to you. Do you want to introduce Kentucky Select, kind of give consumers a quick idea of how you're structured?

Jul 1, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate pod cast for July 1, 2015. This is the home pricing addition. I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Kentucky Select Properties, here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction.

Today I'm visiting with Jay Gulick, a friend from high school who also happens to be the managing broker at Kentucky Select Properties, where he has overseen hundreds, or more likely thousands of real estate transactions. I though he would be the perfect person to sit down with and discuss how to properly price a home to sell in our local market.

All right Jay, not only are you the managing broker of Kentucky Select but your an active sales man as well. When your getting ready to put a home on the market how do you approach the issue of pricing a home?

Jun 24, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate Podcast for June 24th, 2015, this is our Custom Homes or New Construction edition, I’m Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Ky Select Properties, here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction.

 

Today, I have the good fortune to visit the home of Jason Black, one of Louisville’s finest home builders, a Southern Living Custom Builder and a multiple time Homearama Grand Award winner.

Jun 17, 2015

Welcome, everyone, to the Louisville Real Estate Podcast for June 17th, 2015. I guess we can call this The Changes in Closings that You Need to Know About edition. I'm Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Kentucky Select Properties, here to help you make a wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction. Today I have an interview for you, and I'm sitting in the office of a good friend of mine, who also happens to be one of Louisville's most respected closing attorneys, Steph Horne, and we will be discussing the upcoming regulations and changes being made to how real estate transactions will be handled by banks and closing attorneys.

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