One of the many benefits of hiring a local realtor to either buy or sell a home is that you get someone with expert knowledge of the area. They know about local highlights, insider information on schools, night-life, family entertainment, or local events. They also have better knowledge about the market than an outsider would. They know what sells and how to get the most bang for your buck.

When the housing market seems to be a mystery, a local realtor is your own personal investigator to find you and your family exactly what you’re looking for. Here are some of the top realtors in the Louisville, KY area to buy and sell your home with the best in the business.

Melissa Russell – United Real Estate Louisville

Melissa Russell started in real estate by flipping a house of her own and then fell in love with the market. Today she is an agent with United Real Estate with experience in commercial, residential, short sales, investor purchasing, and flips for both buyers and sellers.

Testimonial: “I would like to thank you for making the experience easy. You exceeded my expectations. Finding the right home, I feel, was the hardest part. Once we did that, you took control. Which was great. I didn’t have to do anything. The reason I chose you was because when we started this whole process a couple of YEARS ago, you were wonderful then and we always knew we would come back to you. We trusted you and we liked your attitude, positivity, and willingness to go the extra mile. I don’t have a single complaint about you or the process. You had a good team of inspectors and homeowners insurance people who were efficient and easy to work with. I will always recommend you. YOU ROCK!” – Dan, Alicia, and Andree S.

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Denise Wisdom – WSG Homes

Denise brings a sales and marketing background into real estate that serves WSG clients well. She brings a unique and refreshing approach to real estate and her clients. With 13 years of experience, you have a valued partner with Denise and her team.

Testimonial: “First I want to say thank you for taking the time to meet with us. I was impressed with your knowledge of buying and selling homes. You really gave us great information and things to think about when selling our house and buying another place. I am so thankful for all the great pointers you gave us to update and repair and make the house ready to sell. You gave us information that we never even thought about. So thanks so much for taking us on and leading the way for us to complete our needs and wants. We will be getting in touch with you soon. Thanks so much.”  -Debbie

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Oksana Walsh (Kuyso) – Executive Realty

Executive Realty – luxury real estate services with a personal touch in the heart of Louisville. Started in 2015 by Louisville graduate and resident, Oksana Walsh (formerly Kusyo), the company focuses on bringing unique and personalized knowledge to every transaction. Oksana who has an Entrepreneurship MBA from the University Of Louisville uses the latest analytics to get the best value for her clients.

Over the past 10 years, she has helped countless individuals throughout Kentucky, to purchase homes and investment properties. She has a 100 percent customer return rate, from clients who have purchased homes in the past and come back to resale or upgrade. She also has been selected by Style BluePrint Magazine as one of the Seven Successful Women in Louisville, and was nominated for 30 under 30.

There is not a transaction too big, small, or complex. Foreclosures, short sales, investments, home purchases, and commercial real estate are all part of the services offered by Executive Realty. Once you are a client of Oksana Walsh/ Executive Realty full attention is given to your purchase or sale.

“At Executive Realty, we believe in making your dreams become a reality, whether that’s buying or selling a home. Our goal is to assist clients and make the home buying process easy.” The drive, honesty, and dedication that Oksana exhibits can also be seen in her team. Whether you are looking for a forever-home or purchasing your first property, Oksana and her team can match you with the home that is right for you.

Testimonial: “I travel sometimes for work so being out of town while buying a house I thought would be stressful and a long process. I was wrong! Oksana made sure to meet every deadline on time and to call me to make sure we were on track. One thing we loved about Oksana is she would always ask us if we had any questions after we talked to her. She’s compassionate and made sure we were well informed and knew every detail. She wasn’t ever rushing us to make a decision or making phone calls short. She would ensure that we were comfortable with every decision that was made and would explain anything we were confused about. Oksana and Executive Realty set the bar with real estate. We are happily in our dream home and we enjoyed every step of the process. Home buying (especially for a first-time buyer) seems stressful but this was painless and easy with Executive Realty!”  -Michael Kottmyer, 2018

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Mikhail Shekhovtsov – Virtual Visit Realty

When you’re working to relocate, it can be difficult to buy a home in another state. Mike Shekhovtsov was raised in Louisville, KY, and makes the relocating game much easier. Virtual Visit Realty changes the real estate game with 3D virtual tours. They actually preview the house for you before you take the time to visit yourself. Now you don’t have to worry about pictures which only tell you half-truths. Use your time to only visit the houses in person who fit your criteria.

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Elizabeth Monarch – Exp Realty

Elizabeth is one of the top Realtors in Kentucky & ranked in the top 1% of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors. Elizabeth is skilled and trained in negotiation and makes sure to help get the best deal possible when buying or selling your next home. She is licensed in Kentucky and Indiana.

Testimonial: “Elizabeth not only helped us buy our first house but we also used her to help us sell that first house and buy our dream home. She has not only been our agent…she has gone above and beyond her job by always being there for any questions/concerns/problems that we had, promptly answering questions and/or getting us the help that we needed. Recently, I had a tax question that she helped me solve and also needed a referral for a contractor, which she gave me a great referral. She helped us through a difficult deal with the seller of our new dream house. She really is the hardest worker I have ever met. I would highly recommend her to anyone.”

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Amber Hurley – Nested Boutique Realty

Amber is from St. Matthews, and currently lives in the Greymoor-Devondale area. Her goal as a realtor is to share her passion for this city and the real estate market with all of her clients. Whether you are buying, selling, or new to the area, Amber can help you to get to know this city and love it as much as does through your home buying/selling experience.

Testimonial: “We met the Nested team at an open house when we first moved to Louisville. We were new to the city, didn’t know anyone, and were simply walking the neighborhoods to familiarize ourselves with the area. We decided to pop our heads into an open house on one of our walks and it was there that we met Amber and Leslie. They made us feel so welcome that day that we knew we wanted them to be our realtors. They were patient and listened to me when I said that I needed the house to feel like home as soon as I walked in. It didn’t take them long to find us the perfect home and we have been friends ever since.” -Mimi R.

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Susan Smith – S2 Realty Group

Susan Smith and S2 Realty is a high energy and aggressive partner in the Louisville, KY real estate game. Susan works hard at consulting you through the process and making it as “stress-free” as possible. S2 Realty Group works with all your real estate needs including first time home buyers, downsizing, moving up, investing, and anything else you want to talk real estate about.

Testimonial: “Susan was a great realtor. I can’t recommend her enough. My partner and I bought our first house together and Susan was great at walking us through every step of a very complex (and long) short-sale process. She gave us updates, kept us up to date, and even helped us to get our offer accepted even though it was a little lower than another offer.”

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Shelly Gardner – The Rhonda Roberts Team at ReMax Associates

Shelly is a second-generation ReMax Realtor with a customer service and training background to help educate folks in the home buying/selling process while providing them with excellent care! Shelly is a Florida native that now lives in Shelbyville and loves to help others see all that Louisville has to offer. She is a member of the Rhonda Roberts Team at ReMax Associates. Their team offers ultimate privacy and security, speed, and efficiency throughout the entire home buying/selling process. Their years of full-time experience have given them a clear understanding of the mindset of home buyers and sellers and a thorough understanding of the regional marketplace in Louisville, KY.

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Brooke Feather – Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty

Born and raised in Louisville, KY, Brooke enjoys sharing her local knowledge and love for the city with long-time residents as well as newcomers. With great mentors and extensive training, Brooke became well versed in all aspects of real estate transactions. Brooke continued her real estate education and earned her Broker Associate designation in 2016. She prides herself on her dedication to customer service, strong work ethic, and attention to detail. In her free time, Brooke enjoys visiting the local Louisville restaurants, attending the city’s unique festivals, and spending time with family and friends.

Testimonial: “Brooke went above and beyond for my husband and I as our realtor. She helped us sell and purchase a home in such a short amount of time. Without her knowledge, patience, hard work, and expertise we could have never have made our dream home a reality. We have found our forever home and forever realtor and are very grateful for all she has done for us.” -Rebekah Boone

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Katie Johnson-Thompson – Gant Hill & Associates

Born and raised in Louisville, KY, Katie Thompson is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and holds two Bachelor Degrees, one in Marketing and the other in Merchandising. Her talents in design and style give her an added edge to the real estate world. She currently works with Gant Hill Associate, boutique firm headquartered in Louisville for both residential and commercial properties.

Testimonial: “Gant and his team are the foremost authority in Louisville when it comes to real estate. Whether your looking to buy, rent or sell, commercial or residential, short term rentals, need a property managed, or just solid advice, Gant Hill & Associates is your trusted source.” -Gene Stein

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Joe Hayden – The Joe Hayden Real Estate Team

Joe Hayden is the Principal Broker of RE/MAX Properties East. With a colorful career in both the music industry and as a professional pilot, he is now working in his favorite place on earth serving the community he grew up in. “I am fortunate to work every day with my an incredible group of experienced, successful agents, all of us working together to help home buyers and home sellers in the Greater Louisville Area.” Joe Hayden and his wife are both real estate professionals who work together among the very top of all real estate teams in the Louisville area, closing in excess of $350 million in sales volume. Hayden says their success is directly contributed to their dedication to customer service, listening to their customers, and working hard to meet their needs and expectations.

Testimonial: “When we first met Joe Hayden, he explained that his job is more service than sales. He proved that time and again with his thorough knowledge of home construction and the local market. Every time we viewed a new property Joe would perform a methodical inspection, looking for signs of problems and commenting on the quality of construction, finish, appliances, etc. Joe also led us through multiple rounds of negotiation to get to a price we were comfortable with. In the end, we found the property that was perfect for us and are loving it so far.”

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Tre Pryor, ReMax

Tre Pryor is a multi-million dollar producer and consistently ranks in the top 1% of Louisville Realtors for homes sold. He is also an accomplished writer and created the Louisville Homes Blog, which is now the top real estate blog in the city. Pryor also writes for and has been featured on MSNBC and the local NBC news affiliate. Recently Mr. Pryor was selected as one of the Best Real Estate Agents in Louisville by

Testimonial: “Tre Pryor is hands down the best realtor in the city of Louisville. The years of knowledge and experience he brings are just one part of what makes working with Tre an unforgettable experience.” -Matt and Tish S.

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Bob Sokoler, ReMax Properties East

With 25 years of experience in the real estate industry across the United States, Bob Sokoler has bought and sold homes almost everywhere. Today, Bob’s office, RE/MAX Properties East, is the highest producing office in Kentucky and among the top 10 offices in the United States. Bob and his son created a team of 20 agents, which has consistently been #1 in the Louisville area 7 years in a row. Over his years, Bob has seen the best and worst in real estate transactions and strives to be part of the process that helps buyers and sellers have an enjoyable experience.

Testimonial: “Your attention to detail and sensitivity to my hectic schedule was important to me. You made the process of selling and buying easy!” -Dr. Carol Ward

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Ed Garrett, Garrets Realty

As the owner of Garretts Realty, Ed Garrett has created a team that creates relationships with clients for life. The Garretts Real Estate Group is affiliated with Coldwell Banker and backed by more than 30+ years of combined experience. They offer a professional, full-service approach to each and every client. Ed is a longtime resident of Louisville, KY and has unique and valuable resources to help new clients or existing residents navigate through buying and home selling process with ease.

Testimonial: “Ed has been so helpful and knowledgeable throughout the process of our first home buying experience. With my husband being in the Marine Corps and stationed in Japan he helped me with everything that needed to be done and beyond. He made sure I understood the process and answered all my questions and concerns. I highly recommend him if you want to have a piece of mind home buying experience.” -Anika C.

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Your New Home Is Just Around the Corner

Whether you are buying or selling, having someone on your side with your best interest at heart is critical. Purchasing a home is likely the largest investment you’ll make in your lifetime, don’t walk that road alone. Louisville, KY realtors know and love this area as much as you do and are there to give you a strong foundation from day one.

Buying or selling a home can be a lot of work. A good realtor will also have the ability to connect you with a local HVAC company or a plumbing contractor in Louisville, KY as well, so all of those needs are taken care of as you move out or move in! We’d also be happy to help! Just contact us today.