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Happy Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017Happy Halloween from At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group!

Our team had a great time last week at our office Chili Cook Off! It was so nice to gather together and enjoy a fun kick off into the fall season! We also enjoyed the annual costume competition at this morning's weekly Keller Williams Realty East Team Meeting. We love getting into the spirit of things and are looking forward to office trick or treat this afternoon!
Halloween 2017

Happy Halloween! May you have a fun and safe experience with family and friends this year. We are looking forward to the remainder of seasonal activities to come! Call 502-371-1173 to speak to a member of At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group or to learn more about homes for sale in Louisville, KY.


Keller Williams Red Day 2016

Red Day 2016Last Thursday, several members of At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group joined with Keller Williams agents from our office and all across the country to celebrate Red Day. Red Day is a Keller Williams day of community service (meaning Renew, Energize, Donate) celebrated in honor of Mo Anderson's birthday. Mo Anderson is Vice Chairman of the Board for Keller Williams International and often symbolizes heart of KW Culture. Each year on the second Thursday in May, Keller Williams agents around the world join together to serve a charity of choice in their local community.Red Day 2016

This year our brokerage, Keller Williams Realty Louisville East, worked for the day at Youthbuild. The Louisville branch of Youthbuild is located downtown on Preston Street. This was our second year choosing YouthBuild Louisville for our Red Day of service. Youthbuild is a great program that helps 16-24 year olds gain education, job training, & later find employment opportunities.The Louisville Youthbuild opened in 2001 and moved to its current location in 2011.

Red Day 2016

This year, our team completed a couple of indoor and outdoor projects. One group worked out in the gardens and other groups repainted the Lobby, Kitchen, & Meeting Room. It was a rewarding day. It is so wonderful to spend some time giving back to those around you and we are very proud to be part of a company that values community service. We also love learning more about local groups like Youthbuild. Its always nice to spend time together outside of the office as well. Thanks to Keller Williams for your heart, to KW Louisville East for setting up this event, and Youthbuild for hosting us.

For more information about Keller Williams, the Louisville area, or Louisville Real Estate call 502-371-1173.


Halloween in Louisville KY 2015

Halloween At Home In Louisville 2015Happy Halloween from At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group! Last Wednesday October 28th, Keller Williams Realty East had a great day of Fall Festivities. We kicked off the day with our office meeting which concluded with a costume competition with prizes for best individual and group costumes. Evan McWhirter took the individual prize with his fantastic Mario Cart costume complete with bike & balloons!  At Home In Louisville was so excited to win the group prize with our fun circus theme "Madame Kathryn's Circus Freaks". Halloween At Home In Louisville 2015

Most of our team was available to attend that morning and we had so much fun representing different circus characters. Later in the day, there was a chili cook off. Pam Ruckriegel took home the trophy for best chili. The day finished with trick or treating for children & family of our terrific staff. We had a good number of children roaming the halls and saw some great costumes! The office was a spooky spot with most of the doors decorated for the season. Our space was in line with our theme complete with Big Top decor, balloons, music, and even some silly fortune telling from Kathryn. What fun! We hope you all had a wonderful & safe Halloween.  


Greater Louisville Association of Realtors Board of Directors 2015

GLAR Annual Luncheon 2015

Yesterday our team attended the Annual Greater Louisville Association of Realtors (GLAR) Luncheon. The event was held at the Marriott Louisville East with a lovely lunch provided and a variety of honors presented. During the event several Keller Williams Realty East agents were installed for the GLAR Board of Directors as well as the Metro Search, Inc (MSI) Board of Directors. Dave Halpern & Scott Panella were installed on the MSI Board. Our own Team Owner Kathryn Sotelo as well as Santosh Bhatt were installed to the GLAR Board of Directors! We are so proud of Kathryn for her continual efforts to serve the agents of our market, our office, & our team.GLAR Luncheon 2015


Keller Williams Bold 2015

Bold 2015Throughout the month of September, six agents from At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group are joining with over 85 associates from our Keller Williams Realty East office (as well as other KW agents across the region) to participate in BOLD. Bold is just one example of the phenomenal training opportunities available to Keller Williams Real Estate Agents. Keller Williams is well known for providing quality continuing educational opportunities to their agents, and it shows in their transactions! If you have ever worked with a KW agent, we very much hope that you have benefited from this training that encourages positive mindset, a drive to succeed, and strategic thinking.Bold 2015

BOLD seminars take place one day a week for seven weeks from 8:30-3:30pm each day. Throughout the course, agents work with a coach and within small groups to form skills and habits to build a successful future for themselves and to become an even greater asset to their clients. We are so proud of our team of Realtors in Louisville KY and our office for their enthusiastic support of this event. Our team always seeks provide the best possible service and support to our clients and continuing to stay motivated & educated is part of how we achieve this. Congrats to our teammates. Be BOLD!


Churchill Downs 2013

At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group Churchill DownsRealtors that work hard, play hard! At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group took the afternoon off Friday June 14th for a wonderful outing with 65 other Keller Williams Louisville East agents. We had a fantastic afternoon enjoying one of Louisville’s top attractions: Churchill Downs! Did you know that you can get tickets to the Downs to watch the horses race on weekdays? Tickets start at $3 and work their way up depending on what view you want of the track. Food and beverages are available on site so you won’t have to leave the grounds. At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group Churchilll Downs

Most summer and fall Saturdays, you can also experience “Downs After Dark”.  There is generally a fun theme to get people in the spirit. Past themes have included: The White Party, where everyone wears white, and a 1970s theme, where everyone gets their groove on. Stop by the track on Sundays starting at noon and you will enjoy “Family Fun Day” with crafts and entertainment for the kids. The races end in June but pick up again in September with more Downs After Dark events. Take advantage of the summer and fall races to become an expert for the 2014 Kentucky Oaks and 2014 Kentucky Derby! For more information about things to do in Louisville, KY or Louisville, KY real estate, contact us today.

By: Katelyn Vittitow, Buyer Agent


Greater Louisville Association of Realtors Bowling Tournament

At Home In Louisville Real Estate GroupToday the At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group joined many Keller Williams and other area Realtors with the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors to raise money for a couple of wonderful charities! 
GLAR hosted it's annual Bowl-A-Thon at King Pin lanes in J-Town with enough teams to fill the entire bowling alley. Money raised during the event went to support the following charities:
Camp QualityCamp Quality is a week long camping adventure for 6-16 year olds who have been touched by cancer. Kids get to enjoy the type of camping we all remember from our childhood with activities like crafts, fishing, and songs by the fire. Simple treatments for cancer are often continued while the children are at camp. The staff at Camp Quality is composed of volunteers 
King Pin Bowling(including doctors and nurses). 
The Fuller Center For Housing - The Fuller Center is a phenomenal charity that helps support communities by building and repairing homes. The Fuller Center is a non profit organization whose mission is to eliminate poverty housing.  The Fuller Center works to bring community members and homeowners together to build or repair homes for families in need.  Families are chosen based on need and willingness to participate in the process.  
At Home In Louisville had a great time participating in the Bowl-A-Thon today.  It was a fun morning filled with laughs and the company of friends.  
By:  Katelyn Vittitow, Buyer Agent

Mega Camp

Mega Camp is a real estate event that happens once a year in Austin Texas.  Top Real Estate Agents gather from across the country and discuss ways to improve their businesses and their lives.

This year Perry and Lynn represented the At Home in Louisville Team to the rest of the nation.  They spent the week at Mega Camp and learned from the best.

Mega CampDay one was technology camp.  Perry sat in a four hour training as topics were discussed such as, how to improve your website on Google to attract more buyers, how to attract international buyers, what "gamification" means and how it's changing the web, what big data means and how it affects our business, what our clients really want on our websites, how to best use social media in our business, how to use video and put our listings on a video you tube channel, how to blog to greater effectiveness, what the new Keller Williams individual websites are and how they represent a game changing scenario on the internet,

Day two was Gary Keller explaining the numbers of the real estate industry both as a nation then state by state.  The analysis really painted a picture of where the real estate market is and the best scenario to deploy to create the greatest advantage for our clients.  Gary Keller then wen on to interview agents to discuss such topics as, how to find and use virtual assistants in our business.  Gary also examined what a mega agent team looked like.  Wat were the roles of the different team members.  How many were there?  How is a mega agent different from an average real estate agent?  What do they do differently? How are they creating so much business?  Why do people prefer doing business with them?

Mega Camp TechThe last day was all about leadership training. Having a big team is wonderful, but having a great team is everything.  Great mega teams come about through great leadership.  John Maxell says, "Business rises and falls on leadership."  Understanding leadership and how to employ it on a mega real estate team is the difference between having a large team and having an effective team.

Mega team leadership discussed, numbers being the language of business and how to use them with our clients and our team.  Being the local economist of choice.  "What are the habits we are implementing each day to make our businesses and our lives better?"  "How are we inviting accountability into our businesses?"

Lynn Thomas and Althea OsbourneThe day ended with John Maxwell teaching on the 5 levels of leadership.  John shared his experience with Keller Williams and said, "I don't know any company that wants to develop people like Keller Williams."  What is interesting is he was referring to all companies, not just comparing Keller Williams to other real estate companies.  That could very well be one of the reasons why the company as a whole is so successful.

Mega Camp was incredible.  Perry and Lynn came away from it refreshed, energized, and packed full of new ways to make At Home in Louisville even greater than it already is. Their desire is to bring the most value to their clients and their team.  Mega Camp is a critical tool to help our clients find their homes in Louisville make that happen.


Keller Williams Mega Easter Egg Hunt

Keller Williams Mega easter Egg Hunt StartToday Keller Williams had an incredible Mega Easter Egg Hunt.  Keller Williams real estate agents congregated in the training room while the Leadership staff hid Easter eggs all around the office.Keller Williams Mega easter Egg Hunt

Once the Easter Eggs were placed, the agents ran all around the office giggling and tackling each other in an effort to gather as many eggs as their hands could hold.  'I've never been more excited about finding eggs in my life,' squealed Lynn Thomas, the owner of the Lynn Thomas Team in Louisville Kentucky.  'I got six eggs worth over 35 dollars,' exclaimed Noel Harris, owner of LouisvilleMLS.net.

Prizes were in abundance as the leadership staff stuffed eggs packed with everything from sweet goodies to financial awards worth as much as $100.  Meg Panella smiled and said, 'everyone in this office is a winner.'

The celebration of Easter reminded everyone in the office just how much fun it is to work and play together in an office with a whole bunch of really fun free spirited people.  'I don't remember having this much fun hunting for eggs since I was a kid,' said Shaunta Hambey.  There is some much more to this Louisville Keller Williams Office than just finding Homes in Louisville.  It's about working together in a fun filled festive working environment including the Keller Williams Mega Easter egg Hunt.


Keller Williams Family Reunion- Orlando, Florida

Keller Williams Family Reunion 2012 Has Arrived!

Keller Williams Family Reunion 2012

This week five members of The Lynn Thomas Team traveled to sunny Orlando, Florida for the Keller Williams Family Reunion 2012.  Family Reunion gives Keller Williams realtors and administrators from around the country a chance to come together each year.  Family Reunion provides a multitude of opportunities for continuing education, colleague support, and business growth.  It is our hope that participation in this year's Family Reunion will deepen our team's knowledge, strengthen our presence in the Louisville Real Estate market, and most importantly help us to serve our clients better. What a great way to kick of 2012!


Red Day 2011 Louisville Ky

Red Day 2011 in Louisville Ky at The West End School

Red Day Lynn Thomas TeamRed Day 2011 is a day when tens of thousands of Keller Williams agents from all over the United States and Canada volunteer and pour back into their communities.  In 2010, 30,000 Keller Williams agents participated donating 125,000 service hours, or 60 years of service.  The Lynn Thomas Team is passionate about their hometown of Louisville Ky and can't wait each year to donate their time and treasure to serve in their community.

Red Day West End SchoolThe Keller Williams Louisville East Real Estate office in Louisville Ky partnered with the West End School to offer young men willing to work hard an opportunity to succeed when their might not otherwise be that opportunity.  The boys are in 6th to 9th grade.  They live at school they are equipped with a rigorous study schedule with the goal of placing them in the finest High Schools in Louisville.  They shake hands, look the agents in the eyes, during shared meals clearly articulate what their goals and aspirations are.  Keller Williams is all about providing opportunity.  This has been perfect fit for both organizations over the years.

Red Day Keller Williams Louisville EastThis year, The Lynn Thomas Team joined 42 real estate agents from the Keller Williams Louisville East office went to the West End School to share a meal and clean up the grounds.  'It's always a treat to visit the boys, have a meal and catchup with how they are doing,' says Perry Thomas Operations Manager of the team.  A variety of food was placed on long tables.  The Boys lead the prayer over the meal.  Food was gathered, buffet style. Then they all headed to their seats.  One boy say at each of the round tables so they had the opportunity to find out how the boys were doing and what their goals are.

Once the meal was complete they assembled to find out the fantastic news that the board just approved the opening of an elementary school K-5 in one of the wings of the school.  The boys then headed off to class while the agents cleaned the kitchen, gathered up yard tools and headed out to work.  The 90+ degree temperature was not enough to keep this tireless crew from completing the necessary cutting trimming and weeding of the courtyard.

The Lynn Thomas Team had a fantastic day.  Working with the other Keller Williams agents to help the West End School was a real treat.  To offer young men an opportunity to succeed at a high level brings joy to them that can only be matched with helping their clients sell and purchase their new homes.

To Find out other ways the Lynn Thomas Team gives back, visit the rest of their website.


Keller Williams Family Reunion 2011

Perry and Lynn Thomas attend Keller Williams Family Reunion 2011

The Lynn Thomas Real Estate Team is sending Perry and Lynn Thomas to Anaheim California for the annual Keller Williams Real Estate Conference, Keller Williams Family Reunion.


Saturday 19 February 2011

9:00AM Flight out of Louisville
1:00PM Arrive in Anaheim
Some tough winds brought Perry and Lynn to Anaheim where they stayed with The Miles Team in a house right across from the convention center.

The video below is Mark Willis the CEO of Keller Williams as he announces Keller Williams is no doubt the second largest real Estate franchise beating Century 21 for the number 2 position.

Sunday 20 February 2011
9:00AM Opening Ceremony
9:30AM Vision Speech
12:00PM eEdge Build Your Database
1:00PM eEdge mycontacts: That was easy
3:00PM Top Ten Secrets of Mega Agents
4:00PM eEdge myTransactions
4:45PM eEdge myMarketing
Perry and Lynn Learned about eEdge, the newest tool to take their real estate business to the next level.  Also, how the real estate business shakes out nationally, what we can all expect in the coming years and how to prepare and equip our clients for the future.

Below, Lynn is energized with the power of Keller Williams Red Day.

Monday 21 February 2011
7:00AM eEdge myLeads; management and conversion
9:45AM State of the Company
11:15AM Lunch
1:00PM eEdge What it's all about
3:15PM eEdge myContacts
4:00PM iphone apps

Perry and Lynn learned that Century 21 did not release their numbers for 2010 yet.  The reason that is important is because Keller Williams is about 2000 agents shy of taking out Century 21 as the second largest Real Estate franchise in North America.  Another interesting fact is that why agent count, that is how many agents there are practicing real estate, industry wide continues to contract, agents with Keller Williams continues to grow.

Keller Williams press release states that units closed for Keller Williams agents went up 6% while units closed industry wide was down 4.8%

Tuesday 22 February 2011

7:00AM eEdge myTransactions; the electronic transaction
9:30AM Surviving your Serengeti
12:00PM eEdge Build your Database
1:00PM eEdge My Transactions
3:00PM What the best do that the Rest Don't
4:30PM Quantum Leap
Perry and Lynn attended Stephan Swanpoel's session 'Surviving your Serengeti'.  Before going to the session Lynn and Perry took the test on What Animal am I?  See the video below for a graphical display of What Animal Perry and Lynn are graphically.  Lynn is the Lion, the strategist.  Perry is the Croc, the entrepreneur.

Wednesday 23 February 2011

7:00AM Power of One
9:00PM Inspirational Brunch
The Perry and Lynn headed out to Oxnard.