Unless you've buried your head up a horses rear, then you have heard of the "Kentucky Proud" movement. If you haven't, then I am going to assume you are not a true Kentuckian or simply don't care. Whither the former or later, my attempt in this post is to bring more awareness to this cause.
The motto, "Buy Local. Eat Well." Is a two pronged statement. Think about this; When you enter a large grocery chain, chances are that 95% of your options are filled with "toxins". These "toxins" are introduced to our food for the purpose of preserving that product long enough for it to reach your table. Not only do you not know where these products came from, you are actively opting out of supporting our local economy. When you buy local, fresh products, you are getting an untainted, fresh, "toxin free", quality product, all while supporting the local economy. This is what we call a win, win. Healthy eating while helping out local businesses. Hence the motto "Buy Local. Eat Well."
Did you know that in 2012 the "Kentucky Proud" project, directly boosted over $300 Million in to the Kentucky Agricultural Department.
With over 3,000 current members, 150+ Farmers Markets, and over 160 participating restaurants, what are you waiting for?
The issue is bigger then just buying local. It stems from eating habits and life choices. That however, is a topic for another day. For now I urge you to be "Kentucky Proud" and support our local economy!
The Sokoler-MedleyTeam holds the prestigious honor of being one of the top Louisville Real Estate teams in the Country!When it comes to selling Louisville Homes, Bob Sokoler is ranked as number 1 for full service agents in volume among more than 4000 Louisville Real Estate Agents 3 years in a row.With more than 45 years of selling Louisville real estate between them, the team sells a home every 1.2 days and is the leader in using technology to market homes and match buyers with a new home.
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"When searching for a realtor, I took the approach of trying to find a top producing agent in the area in volume and average sale price. Generally, agents with the highest volume don't have the highest average sale price. The Sokoler team excelled in both categories and was the highest volume agent. Since all agents believe that they are the best, the thought process was to use these criteria and the raw numbers to select someone that could perform.
What I found was a very accessible agent that leads the way in technology. Bob knows the Louisville, and in my case, Oldham County markets well. He uses HDR photography to capture very detailed shots and narrates his own videos. Top flight work!
Bob and I met initially and I made a decision quickly to use the Sokoler Team. The follow-up meeting was on a Tuesday evening with Bob and Norine. Bob put a sign in the yard, shot photos and video and we discussed a few things that I'd take care of with the house. The house was on MLS at Midnight, I had 5 showings within the first 36 hours and offer on Thursday. We countered and got a contract on the second day.
I attribute this to the very quick utilization of MLS, Zillow, and high quality marketing. I closed in 35 days! The ONLY negative was finding temporary housing on such short notice. It's a tough problem to have when your home sells so quickly...
Throughout the process, Bob and his team stayed in close contact. Lisa, in Bob's office, was great and everyone responded quickly. Everything went very smoothly and I would recommend the Sokoler team to anyone looking to buy or sell real-estate."