Let's face it, we all know someone in the real estate business.  A lot of us even have a friend or family member in the business.  A lot of us know the names of agents that we see on a sign or in advertising.  There are a lot of us.  The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors represents more than 4,000 members.  

So, how do you choose an agent?  

I believe there are five key considerations sellers and buyers should assess when choosing an agent. What are those five considerations? 

Full-Time Realtor

Buying or selling a home isn't a part-time proposition. It's an involved process from start to finish, whether you're selling or buying a property. That's why you need an agent who can devote full-time attention to your needs. 

Mike Hughes is a full-time realtor who specializes in residential real estate sales and will exceed your expectations during the home buying or selling process.

Technically Savvy

The Internet, and social media, are critical components to buying and selling real estate. According to the National Association of Realtors, ninety-two percent of home buyers begin their search online. That's why you need an agent who knows how to reach buyers using online technology. 

For nearly 20 years, Mike Hughes ran a successful dot.com and possesses strong online sales and marketing skills. With a large social media audience, Hughes Realty can help you attract more potential buyers, which can lead to multiple offers and more money in your pocket at the closing table. 

Organized and Knowledgeable

The agent you choose should be orginized and knowledgeable about the real estate process. There are many steps in the process from listing to close, and lots of forms required by law. You need an agent who will help guide you the process and make the transaction a smooth one for you. 

While I'm a new agent, I'm not new to real estate. Several family members have long been involved in local real estate, and I've learned a lot over the years from them. Twenty years ago I built my first house and learned much from that experience. That home became my first rental property and over the years I've expanded my real estate investment portfolio to include both multi-family and single family properties. I scouted out my own properties, did my own research, negotiated the terms of each deal and manage those properties myself. I thoroughly understand the real estate process from start to finish, and I've also accumulated a vast network of vendors, including mortgage brokers, closing companies, and home inspectors, that will be beneficial to you. 

Always Available and Responsive

Home buying or selling can test your nerves, particularly if you are new to home buying or selling. That's why you need an agent who will be available and responsive when you have questions or concerns. Hughes Realty will be available to you anytime day or night. Client relations are a high priority for Hughes Realty and, as your agent, you'll never have to hunt me down when you need help.

Skilled Negotiator 

 Real estate transactions aren't wars or boxing matches; they're negotiations between sellers and buyers. You need a skilled negotiator, not a brawler, at the offer stage of the process. Each negotiation is different and depends on the specific deal on the table. You need an agent who can accurately assess the situation and play the cards at your disposal in the most effective way possible. As an indendent contrator for FoxSports and CBSSports for nearly two decades, I've learned the art of negotiation, as well as in the multiple real estate transactions I've made over the past two decades. 


Whether you're selling or buying a home, give me a call. I'd appreciate the opportunity to earn your trust and business and assist with your real estate needs. 


Mike Hughes


United Real Estate Louisville





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