northern kentucky: Listing your home in Northern Kentucky? Look for experience! - 06/13/14 10:14 PM
Hire an Experienced Real Estate Agent
Real estate is an industry where no amount of training can fully prepare an agent for the job at hand. It is a "trial by fire" industry. The main barrier to entry of taking weeks of classes to pass the state real estate exam are there to help pass a test, not training on selling real estate. 
When you are choosing an agent to help you buy or sell a home in Northern Kentucky, that agent's experience should be perched close to the top of the priority list. You don't want a rookie agent who … (0 comments)

northern kentucky: Northern Kentucky Real Estate - Most Agents Don't Communicate Well - 06/12/14 09:11 PM
Hire An Agent Who Communicates - Aaron Smith
In the age of technology, most real estate agents have access to the same tools in regard to marketing your home. What you should focus on, however, is how that individual agent communicates. Did you have to call them several times in order to get in touch with them? Or perhaps they just never called you back?
It is a common heard complaint, "My Realtor listed my house and never called me", or the classic "She only called when she wanted a price reduction". 
When in search of the right Northern Kentucky Realtor … (0 comments)

northern kentucky: Highland Cemetery Nature Trails Map - Ft. Mitchell, KY - 04/10/14 11:06 AM
Located on Dixie Highway in Ft. Mitchell, KY just across from the Kroger Plaza, Highland Cemetery is home to over 3 miles of nature trails. There are several trails range from .03 miles to around 1.12 miles. Trails are named after woodland creatures as follows: Bald Eagle (.29 mi), Black Squirrel (1.12 mi), Box Turtle (.45 mi), Fossil (.32 mi), Coyote (.31 mi), Oppossum Path (.03 mi), Screech Owl (.46 mi), and Tree Frog (.22 mi).
I am just getting started hiking the trails in the greater Cincinnati area. I feel like for a beginner, these trails are easy to handle. … (0 comments)

northern kentucky: Northern Kentucky First Time Home Buyers - Advice - 04/01/14 12:31 AM
First Time Home Buyer - Northern Kentucky
As a REALTOR that represents a large number of first time home buyers in Northern Kentucky (Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties), I have created several suggestions to help make the process much easier. The list is a constant work in progress and will lengthen as new insights come to me to help out the first time buyers in NKY.

Tips for first time home buyers:   If you plan to make your parents a part of the decision making process, they need to attend ALL showings so they can help you compare the good … (0 comments)

northern kentucky: Relocating to Ft. Mitchell Kentucky - Have your agent Preview Homes - 02/04/14 10:54 PM
Relocating to Ft. Mitchell, KY -
Have your agent preview homes to save you time.
As part of an excellent service and relocation package, Aaron Smith with Greater Cincy Homes at Keller Williams Realty makes his client's lives easier by previewing listings. Agent previews are widely welcomed by sellers and agents are able to get in and out of their home quickly to find out if the home is a good fit for their client. 
Aaron will view a home and provide his relocating buyer client with photos and video so they are fully aware of what the house has to … (0 comments)

northern kentucky: Northern Kentucky Buyer's List - 05/04/13 11:31 PM
Current Buyer's Looking for Homes in Northern Kentucky
The real estate market in Northern Kentucky is experiencing very low inventory and buyer's are having some difficulties finding homes. We are currently experiencing a seller's market. In an effort to find homes for buyers that I am currently working with, see the list below. This is not ALL of the buyers I'm working with, so if you don't see a buyer that matches up for your home, feel free to call me and I will let you know if I have a buyer for you. 
Boone County
Up to $180,000 - (Hebron) 3+ … (1 comments)

northern kentucky: Where do most physicians live in Northern Kentucky? - 02/18/13 12:15 AM
Where do the doctors live in Northern Kentucky?
There is not magic number for price point for physicians who buy homes in the Northern Kentucky area, however, location is a big factor. The main medical centers for Northern Kentucky are Edgewood (St. Elizabeth Hospital), Florence (St. Elizabeth West) and Ft. Thomas (St. Elizabeth East), but for St. Elizabeth, medical centers are also located in Grant County, Covington, and Falmouth, KY.
Since the area is very easy to navigate and spread out, there are several locations that I have noticed that physicians tend to be drawn to. Since the main medical center is located … (1 comments)

northern kentucky: 5 Questions to Ask an Agent Before Listing Your Home - 01/23/13 12:11 AM
Who is the Top Real Estate Agent in Northern Kentucky?
Many home sellers ask me "How many listings do you have?". That is an easy question to answer. My answer is "Why do you ask?". You see, would you rather have a Northern Kentucky Listing Agent who lists homes for sale in Northern Kentucky, or would you rather have an agent who gets homes sold in Northern Kentucky? There is a difference. Some sellers believe that the agent with the most listings is the best agent to choose to hire to sell their home. But why are those homes that are … (3 comments)

northern kentucky: Northern Kentucky Homes for Heroes - 12/29/12 09:22 PM
Have you heard about the Homes for Heroes program in Northern Kentucky? 

New to the area, Homes for Heroes is a national program that local real estate professionals can join to give back to members of the community that they consider heroes.
Heroes include, but are not limited to:
Teachers & School Staff Active & Retired Military Firefighters Police & Public Safety Officers Medical Professionals The program offers a 25% rebate of the real estate agents commission toward buyer's closing costs and title fees as well as a 25% discount to sellers selling their home. No hidden costs, no fees … (1 comments)

northern kentucky: Will the 2013 real estate market improve? - Northern Kentucky - 12/11/12 08:40 PM
What will the 2013 real estate market be like?2013 will be the year for home sellers! 

NORTHERN KENTUCKY - The real estate market in 2012 was a definite improvement over 2011 in number of homes sold and average sales price. We are inching our way towards a real estate market in equilibrium. 
A market in equilibrium means that we are neither in a buyer's market nor a seller's market. The National Association of REALTORS reports that a balanced market is one where there is 6 months of inventory on the market. That means that if no more homes come on … (0 comments)

northern kentucky: Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage: Step 1 to Home Buying and Selling - 11/12/12 07:11 PM
CINCINNATI & NORTHERN KENTUCKY MORTGAGE PRE-APPROVAL - 513-400-4787
Getting approved is without a doubt the first step to take before buying a home. As a matter of fact, it is also the first step to selling your home. When making a financial decision such as buying a house, knowledge is power. 
By speaking with a lender about your assets, income, debt, and credit background you are gaining a financial snapshot for what you can afford and what to expect in the purchase process. When making an offer on a house, providing a pre-approval letter shows the seller that you have done … (0 comments)

northern kentucky: Lakeside Farm Neighborhood - Lakeside Park, KY - 10/28/12 10:12 PM
Lakeside Farm Neighborhood - Lakeside Park, KY

Lakeside Farm is a subdivision in Lakeside Park, KY located just south of Dixie Highway at the intersetion of Turkeyfoot road. The neighborhood consists of over 80 residences on Farmington Drive, Farmdale Court, and Farmcrest Court. The development was built by the Drees company starting in the late 1980s and completed in the 1990s. Homes in Lakeside Farm range from the $240,000 range to $350,000+. 
The Northern Kentucky MLS reports that there was only one sale in Lakeside Farm in 2011 at $243,500. Year to date in 2012, there have been 4 Recorded … (0 comments)

northern kentucky: Finding the best Northern Kentucky Real Estate Agent - 10/19/12 09:55 PM
WHO IS THE BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY? 
What happens when you choose Greater Cincy Homes to help you sell your home?We show our appreciation for your choice to work with us by keeping in touch with home sellers on a weekly basis, letting you know what we are doing to sell your home. Many sellers tell us that their agent listed their home and they never heard from them again. We are constantly in contact with our clients making sure that you have what you need.
What are our fees? Call to find out at 859-360-9997 or you … (2 comments)

northern kentucky: Country Squire Estates - Villa Hills, KY Luxury Homes for Sale - 10/04/12 07:26 PM
COUNTRY SQUIRE ESTATES - VILLA HILLS, KY - HOMES FOR SALE
Located just off Buttermilk pike in Villa Hills, KY lies Country Squire Estates. Developed by Toebben Builders, Country Squire is home to large estate style lots with high end luxury homes. Squire Valley is Country Squire's patio home and landominium community. Homes in Country Squire range from $350,000 to upwards of $2 Million.

 

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Aaron Smith, Northern Kentucky Agent & Investor (Keller Williams Advisors )

Aaron Smith

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