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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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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.

Jun 10, 2015

Today, I'm going to be talking about Area Nine and in our local MLS mapping system, this is the area that contains Anchorage, Glenview, Lyndon and Prospect. If you're looking at a map, Area Nine would be the far north-east section of Jefferson County. It would border in the north, I guess, by the river. It butts up against Area Three, and that would be the Watterson Expressway as it turns into I 71 coming back into downtown. So the west side of area nine would be Watterson Expressway and then the south side of area nine is old LaGrange Road basically, as it winds its way out to Jefferson Country, the edge of Jefferson County. So the east side of area nine would be the boundary of Jefferson County.

Now that you know where area nine is, let's get into some of the numbers. A quick aside, Prospect runs over the line of Jefferson County. Some of Prospect is in Jefferson County and some is in Olden County. I don't think there are very many cities that actually do that; so when I'm talking about these numbers, these numbers include only the Jefferson County part of Prospect. These numbers also only include single family homes that have closed. Not homes that are currently for sale, but actual sales. I went back and looked at home sales of each year of 2010, '11, '12, '13, '14, and the first four months of 2015. These numbers are through January 1st through April 30th of this year.

Jun 3, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate podcast for June 3rd 2015. This is the Hurstbourne, Douglas Hills and Middletown Market Report 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 want to talk about Area 8 and in our local MLS mapping system this is the area that contains Douglas Hills, Hurstbourne, Middletown and some parts of Anchorage. I'm trying to think of a good way to describe it to you. If you're looking at a map Area 8, I spent a little time discussing Areas 2 and 3 which are the Highlands, roughly Highlands and St Matthews areas inside the Watterson Expressway.

In our local MLS going from left to right if you look at a map or west to east, so 1,2,3 would be inside the Watterson and then Area's 4,5,6,7,8,9 go from west to east starting at the river. Area 4 would be the south-west portion of the county and then it travels around east. Area 8 is on the east-side, east to north-east side of Jefferson County...

May 27, 2015

Today I'll be talking all about Area 3 in our local MLS mapping system. This is the area that contains Clifton, Crescent Hill and St. Matthews and if you're looking in a map of our city, I think last week I discussed Area 2 which was just east of downtown, Area 3 is a little bit further east and it's bordered, again if you're looking at a map with the highway system, it's bordered on the south by I-64 running basically west to east and then the Watterson Expressway loops around towards the river and then back downtown so the Watterson Expressway turns into I-71 and inside that circle 64 and the Watterson Expressway, that is basically Area 3.

It extends to the river but the river's just on the other side of I-71 so it's really not a lot of property we're talking about there. That gives you a basic idea of where Area 3 is and the closer you are to downtown that's where Clifton is. As you move out Frankford Avenue you're in the Crescent Hill area and then as you move into St. Matthews you might be traveling along Lexington or Shelbyville.    

May 20, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate podcast for May 20th, 2015, the Highlands Area Market Report 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 we'll be talking about area two. In our local MLS mapping system, this is the area that contains Butchertown, Germantown, and the Highlands.

If you're looking at a map, the west side would be I65 of this area. This area, think of a pie-shaped area to the east of I65, the tip of the pie would be right next to the river. The west side is I65. The south side is 264 or the Waterson Expressway. The east or northeast side of that pie would be I64. That makes up area two. 

May 13, 2015

Welcome everyone to the Louisville Real Estate Podcast for May 13th, 2015, the introductory episode, I’m Greg Fleischaker, licensed with Ky Select Properties, here to help you make wise and informed decision in your next real estate transaction. This episode will be a bit different than most, in this episode, I’d like to introduce myself, just a bit, and give you an idea of what you might expect on future shows… Meet Greg

  • The first thing people always ask me is, how long have you been in real estate?
  • Grew up in a real estate house, lots of discussions about real estate
  • Housing Associates Realtors was my father's Brokerage
  • Licensed in 2002, Broker’s license in 2006
  • Ky Select Properties in 2014
  • Lenihan Sotheby's International Realty in 2015

On a personal level…

  • married in 1994, two children
  • used to be a glassblower,
  • starting working with websites and technology
  • enjoy cooking - thoughtfulcooking.com

What To Expect Going Forward

  • weekly show, on Wednesdays
  • give you the tools to make an informed and wise decision for you and your family
  • break down the various areas of Louisville, market updates
  • listener questions and concerns
  • interviews
  • show notes
  • links to resources

So that should do it for today, thanks for listening. Tune in next week when I start breaking down the various MLS areas of our local market, and start to crunch some numbers from the Highlands and St Matthews areas.

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