Dave Halpern, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty Louisville East

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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827

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2011 

As a short sale Realtor in Louisville KY I visit many families in financial distress. It is always heartwarming to see how much comfort their pets bring them. As I sit at their kitchen table or dining room table sifting through foreclosure documents, mortgage statements and hardship letters, the ...
01/30/2011
Simple answer: Start Now! Why start now? The longer you wait the closer you get to losing your house at the foreclosure sale. On the other hand, a short sale enables you to sell your house with dignity, rather than lose your house. You don’t want to gamble and wait too long and have your lender d...
01/30/2011
  When the house becomes a money pit liability, emotions must be set aside and the house must be liquidated in the least damaging way possible. Running up more debt or using medicine money and food money to make the mortgage payments just doesn’t work out in the long run. Rather than let a forecl...
01/27/2011
If a Realtor is not a short sale specialist, he/she should refer their short sale to a local Realtor who is. The client-centric reason: It is the responsible thing to do for the client. The Realtor-centric reason: Someone else does the stressful heavy lifting and the referring Realtor gets paid a...
01/26/2011
Scenario: (a) You have a listing, (b) A buyer or the buyer’s Realtor gets injured on the premises, (c) The seller, your client, is uninsured or under-insured, (d) NOW WHAT? Can this happen? Yes! There is no shortage of hazards; Snow or ice on steps or walkways, cracks in sidewalks, groundhog hole...
01/22/2011
This almost requires an out of body experience. Sellers understandably attach higher value to their home. But buyers look at actual comparable sales. If you objectively look at actual sales in your area, how much would you pay for your own house? Trust The Comparable Sales An excellent Realtor wi...
01/21/2011
I just heard the actor Richard Dreyfuss say “Be smarter on Friday than you were on Monday”. What a profound statement. I immediately related this to the complexity of helping sellers avoid foreclosure by procuring a short sale. A short sale Realtor’s quest for knowledge is never ending. There are...
01/20/2011
The early offers in the first 14 days of the listing represent the pent up demand for that particular house style, neighborhood and price range. Current Pent Up Demand vs. Future Buyers Trickling In. There is a certain number of buyers currently in the market for your house. As soon as your house...
01/15/2011
I had previously been to this house in Locust Creek Louisville KY before and never really noticed the landscaping. But this time, the frosty decorative snow toppings made the designs really stand out. I could have taken more pictures, but my client arrived and my feet were freeeeezing! Note to la...
01/15/2011
Our business models need to be nimble and flexible, but without diversifying prematurely. Over-diversification dilutes our resources and our management time. We are in a market that defies traditional knowledge past real estate markets. Now more than ever we need to recognize that what worked yes...
01/07/2011
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