General Frequently Asked Questions
Is Edelen & Edelen Realtors a full-service real estate brokerage?
Yes. Edelen & Edelen Realtors is a full-service brokerage helping people buy and sell their homes since 1976. We are licensed in Kentucky and serve the Louisville area which includes Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties. We are traditional Realtors providing full service throughout the entire process —without the typical expensive agent fees.
What changed? Why should Buyers and Sellers keep more of their money?
The Internet changed the world – especially how we buy and sell things along with delivery of services. It also changed the residential Real Estate Industry.
A significant portion of the “Value Added” Realtors brought to the table for decades was their ability to bring buyers and sellers together to close a deal. The most effective tool in bringing this value was the Realtor’s exclusive access to the MLS.
That exclusive access no longer exists.
Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia and dozens of other phone apps allow home buyers to set up filters to find the homes of interest – it happens immediately – straight from the MLS. It is more common for a potential buyer to see a home on an app before their Realtor, who may be servicing multiple clients, even knows it’s on the market.
Savvy Home Buyers do more of the work than ever and should be rewarded for their effort – that’s why Edelen & Edelen Relator’s rebates up to one percent of their Buyers’ agent commissions.
Technology changed a Realtor’s costs to list and market a home. Layer on the fact that home values continue to climb further increasing the cost hiring a Realtor. Edelen & Edelen Relator’s 1% Listing is our way of letting homeowners enjoy the new market efficiencies the Internet has brought.
Realtors should be paid. We provide valuable services. Getting a home under contract is the beginning of a longer process that can be difficult, stressful, and full of pitfalls – but the traditional Realtor “value proposition” is now significantly diminished through disruptive Internet technologies – forever.
How is Edelen & Edelen Realtors different?
We’re seasoned, professional, full-service Realtors – not an Internet start-up with a few dozen closings under our belt. In business since 1976, we’ve closed thousands of transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
With our experienced agents, dedicated customer service team, state of the art technology and ever-expanding list of clients, Edelen & Edelen Relators is changing the way buyers and sellers use real estate services.
What geographical region do we serve?
We are licensed in Kentucky and serve the Louisville Metro area including Jefferson, OIdham, Shelby, Spencer and Bullitt counties.