The Julie Pogue Properties Louisville KY Real Estate Blog

Location, location, location!

Last week, Kentucky was visited by Old Man Winter and left with a nice, thick blanket of snow and ice.

Sure, it snows in Kentucky, but we rarely see something like we did last week.  The weather made travel difficult for many, closed schools and even closed businesses in the area.

When something like that happens, it makes us all think about location--where we live and how close or far that is from important places like school, work or church.

The location of our home plays a huge role in our days.  That's why, at Julie Pogue Properties, I've made a commitment to not only helping clients buy and sell houses, but to helping them relocate.

Relocating is more than just moving from one place to another.  Relocating is finding a location that truly fits into the homeowners' work and life plans.

For example, let's say you are very involved in your child's school.  You are an active member of the PTA and the parent of a child who participates in several before- and after-school activities.

Then you decide to move to a new town.  Moving is always a challenge, but moving to a new town is even more challenging.  Most of the time, it would be just as simple to move to a new country- you go knowing nothing about the area to which you are moving either way!

As a relocation specialist, however, my staff wants to make your move as easy as possible.  We can take your information, ask some questions and help narrow your choices down to those that fit into your lifestyle.

Since school activities are such an important part of your life, we would look for homes that are, at the very least, equally distant from school and work.  Because if you are going from home to school to work every morning, then back to school before home in the evening, it only makes sense that your school be between home and work- therefore, cutting down your drive time.  Make sense?

Maybe things like snow really bother you and the thought of driving in those conditions just horrify you.  We then would focus on trying to find you a place where your drive times would be as short as possible and where you can also use public transportation if that's more comfortable for you.

Our relocation services don't end there, though.  And they don't end once your old house is closed or your new house is purchased.

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Are you lost?

 At one point or another, we've all been lost.

We've misunderstood the directions we were given.  Not knowing what needs to be done next with an important project.  Or maybe just felt lost in a huge classroom full of students, like one of hundreds of faces that no one recognizes.

Sometimes, buying or selling a house can feel just like that.  

When I decided to start my own real estate business, one of my primary goals was to make sure our clients never feel lost.

Thus, the boutique idea was born.

One of my favorite things about living in Anchorage is that most everyone knows everyone.  Our children go to school together.  Our neighbors work at the school.  The mail carrier knows everyone by name.  When I go out to eat, the servers know me by name.  

That's how I want our clients to feel when they come to us to buy or sell a house.  I want our agents to get to know each client as a person, not a file number.  I want us to get to know our clients' lifestyles, their needs and what they are looking for that can help make their house a home.

Because everyone's needs don't fit into the same big box.

At Julie Pogue Properties, we want to learn about you and your needs.  We want to put you in a location that's close to your work or school, depending on which is more important to you.  We want to know if you need a big back yard, or if you don't want a lawn to have to maintain.

Each and every client who walks through our door is important.  Each deserves service that is unique to them--not service mandated by a company handbook.

This service is what sets Julie Pogue Properties apart from the rest.
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