Well if a person has to pick a time of year to embark on the next chapter of their life, I’d say spring in Louisville is a great time and place to do it! The colors bursting from the trees throughout the city are amazing and you can see their effect on people everywhere! The joggers, bikers, walkers and nature lovers all have a little something extra in their step since the thermometer crossed 60 degrees last week!
For those who don’t know me, my name is Mike Watkins. I am the newest real estate agent here at Perkins Realty Group and I believe that my personal and professional experiences have prepared me well to make your real estate experience a great one. My dad was a career Soldier and we moved all over the world every few years - Massachusetts, New York, Hawaii, England, and Florida to name a few! Each move meant a new school, new friends, new places to discover and new experiences to enjoy. When I grew up, I followed in my father’s footsteps and enlisted as a Korean linguist, and twenty years later I retired as a medical logistics officer! Along the way, I married my beautiful wife, Laura, had two wonderful daughters, Julia and Shelby, and brought them along to Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky in between my deployments to Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. So long before I decided to get my real estate license, I had a lifetime of experience - as a kid, as a grownup, and as a parent - with all of the dynamics that factor in to moving from one place to another.
One thing Laura and I learned buying and selling our homes through the years is – and I’m sure that many of you will agree – that there are many different types of real estate agents. I’d like to share with you the one experience we had that first planted the idea of a career in real estate. When we bought our first house at Fort Campbell in 2002, it was new construction and the agent had one job – to confirm we had cable internet available for my wife’s job. Of course, she immediately said we had the cable and, of course, the neighborhood didn’t actually have it yet. For the three months that we had a cable run from our front window, across the driveway to a cable box somewhere in the neighborhood, we promised we would make sure we found a good agent when it came time to sell. Five years later, it was time to go and we interviewed three different real estate agents about listing our house. The first interviewee used comps from houses that didn’t match ours in a neighborhood across town and for much lower than the value of the house; the second person we interviewed casually made a very unprofessional comment during her presentation; however, the third candidate – a retired lieutenant colonel like me by the way – blew us away with his presentation. His market research was excellent, his sales/advertising plan for the house was outstanding and his unique perspective – the sun set on the front side of the house so the porch was shaded for a cold drink in the afternoon after a hard day’s work – immediately put us at ease and made us confident he could sell it before we moved on to the my next assignment. It sold for a profit and provided me with a glimpse of a perfect profession for life after the military.
I believe you will see that Perkins Realty Group is the right organization to represent you in your real estate needs. We provide impeccable market research and personalized customer service based on your schedule and requirements to ensure we find the right property for you. Let’s Get You Home!