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Why did Bob Sokoler go completely green with a Tesla?

by Bob Sokoler

Bob Sokoler 227 five got it I let a moment note last and finaland his Tesla

Up until several years ago I thought global warming was in Al Gore’s imagination. I admit I hadn’t done much research and I wanted to believe humans were incapable of hurting our planet. But I’ve done more research, read more reports and watched TV shows about the problem. I believe there is a potential cause and effect that we need to address sooner than later.

Four years ago, as my beliefs about global warming changed, I leased a Chevy Volt (I reported on my adventures with it here). I enjoyed the car but I also enjoyed the feeling that I was helping the planet. As a real estate agent in Louisville I spend a lot of time in the car both showing properties and listing homes. The thought that I was part of the cure and not a problem for global warming actually made me feel good. So when my lease was up I had a big decision to make. Lease another Volt or dig deep (into my wallet) and purchase a Tesla.

Anyone who follows the growth of Tesla and Elon Musk knows this is not your ordinary car and certainly not your typical multimillionaire. After research, soul-searching and talking to my brother-in-law who bought a Tesla a year before, I made the decision to buy my own. It has been absolutely pure pleasure from the moment I test drove a Tesla to this moment four months later.

I ordered my Tesla via Internet and phone back in April. Two months later it was delivered to the Cincinnati location and I picked it up on June 30.  I plan on shooting videos and blogging about my travels in my Tesla but for anyone on the fence wondering if the car is a good investment. Let me put your fears to rest, the car is amazing, the feeling of driving it is exhilarating, passing gas stations is a hoot and knowing I’ve reduced my carbon footprint by some 75% when driving it makes me proud.

Though I can charge it up to 265 miles, Tesla recommends reducing the daily charge to extend the battery life. So I only charge it up to 236 miles. Typically that’s 100 miles per day more than I need so I’m happy. I plan on taking a trip back up the Cincinnati in the next couple of weeks because the center console accessory that I ordered is being shipped up there. It’s a trip I’ll cherish because the car is a joy to drive.

There are a number of people I consider heroes, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates are two of my favorite current day heroes. Elon Musk has now been added to my list for a number of reasons including thinking out-of-the-box.

17831 Bradbe Rd, Estate of Bradbe Forest

by Bob Sokoler

179331 Bradbe Rd

Here is a great Louisville home for sale- This immaculate home offers a huge gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, white porcelain tile back splash with black granite diamond inlays, porcelain tile flooring, double ovens, built-in flat cook top, large pantry with pull out shelving, large center island with eat-in kitchen option, Butler's bar area and trey ceiling. The first floor Spacious Master bedroom features a lighted trey ceiling, floor to ceiling bay windows, two walk-in closets and roughed in gas line for future master fireplace.

Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team and Louisville Real Estate at www.weselllouisville.com

Great home for the price 9503 Slayton Court

by Bob Sokoler

9503 Slayton Court

Amazing home for the price! Looking for beautifully updated kitchen with cabinetry, countertops and flooring? 3 bedrooms? Garage? Land to grow a garden? This may be it! This brick veneer ranch has some new windows including bay window, laundry room and 945 square feet of living space! In addition to the 3 bedrooms the bathroom has a solar tube light. The sun porch on the front of the home gives you another 108 sq ft of living space, Its a great place to relax or even grow plants all year round. The back yard is fenced and the large one car garage gives you extra storage space.

Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team and Louisville Real Estate at www.WeSellLouisville.com or call (502)376-5483!

Home for Sale in the "Heart" of St. Matthews 3504 Warner Ave

by Bob Sokoler

3504 Warner Ave

Architecturally delightful! Here's an updated family home right in the "Heart of St. Matthews!" 1500 Square Feet of Cape Cod living with an abundance of storage and closet space! Walk into an enormous living room with fireplace with newly refinished hardwood floors on the first floor, new paint. There is also a separate dining room, 2 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen and full bath on the first floor. Upstairs.. a knock your socks off master bedroom with built-in shelves and lots of closet space. In the professionally finished basement a large family/media room, (no crouching needed in this basement). There's a full bath, laundry and storage down here. Out back a 1 car attached garage. Additional updates include newer driveway, landscaping, new carpet in basement and roof on garage, new replacement windows and Kitchen counter-tops.

Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team and Louisville Real Estate at www.WeSellLouisville.com or call (502)376-5483!

Gorgeous Home in Lake Forest 2401 Crystal Springs Place

by Bob Sokoler

2401 Crystal Springs Place

Outstanding, Private, Gorgeous and over the top says it all! Sitting on a 1 acre lot on the 3rd hole of the Arnold Palmer Golf Course! Welcome to this Custom Designed Contemporary 1 & 1/2 story all brick 4 car garage home! Stunning Brazilian Cherry wood floors greet you as you enter the Foyer and continue throughout. The attention to Detail is astounding; the wide open floor plan offers magnificent views of the golf course from all directions. On the main floor to the right as you enter an office or Living room with a vaulted ceiling. On the left a column enclosed formal dining room. The Great room has a tremendous amount of light coming a wall of windows facing the back yard. The 2 story great room also features built in book shelves which surround the gas fireplace. The Gourmet kitchen has Granite countertops, travertine tile backsplash, built in gas cook top, breakfast bar, separate center island, recessed lights and pendant lights. The enormous (we really mean enormous) Master suite is also on the 1st floor and features its own gas fireplace, book shelves and view of the golf course. The master bathroom is impressive with its dual sinks (separated by cherry cabinets) granite countertops, Jacuzzi tub, private water closet, near bowling alley size closet (really..See the pictures) and walk around center of the room shower. The laundry room is also on the 1st floor and has its own ½ bath. . In addition to the owner's suite there’s another in-law/guest full suite (on the other side of the house) on the first floor. On the 2nd floor 3 more enormous bedrooms (check out the dimensions) with a common sitting area that overlooks the 1st floor great room and looks out to the golf course. On the walkout lower level the views are just as grand as the other 2 floors. Down here you’ll find an enormous family room with another fireplace and built in book shelves, another full guest suite and 1more bedroom and bath. There’s still plenty of room for storage. The treks deck runs just about the length of the back of the house. One third is screened in the other two thirds is open and has built in seating. Below there’s a private patio all looking out to enormous backyard and golf course. The home also has an irrigation system and electric dog fence.

Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team and Louisville Real Estate at www.WeSellLouisville.com or call (502)376-5483!

11115 Meadow Chase Court

by Bob Sokoler

11115 Meadow Chase Court

Take a look at the pictures and you'll immediately understand when we say this is one amazing home for the price. Walk into an entryway and then into a bright vaulted great room with a palladium window. The eat-in kitchen is just off the great room and overlooks the back yard. The split floor plan offers a wing for the kids with their own bathroom and in the back of the home a wonderful master suite with walk-in closet and bathroom. Additionally the master suite also features an entrance to the covered patio! The view from the deck is rare for a home at this price... just a large backyard, trees and woods. The separate laundry room has 2 entrances (make sure you see the doorway from the laundry room to the kids wing). Large 2 car garage.

Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team and Louisville Real Estate at www.WeSellLouisville.com or call (502)376-5483!

5122 Arrowshire Drive

Updates, Roomy and more than 2/3's of an acre of land! This traditional 2 story family home features hardwood floors in pristine condition. The hardwood greets you at the formal entrance and leads you into the eat-in kitchen area, formal dining room and family room. The eat-in kitchen has been recently remodeled and features a large bay window, new GRANITE counter tops and lots of oak cabinets. The eat-in kitchen is wide open to the the first floor family room which has a gas fireplace and built-in bookshelves. A first floor laundry room is located down a hallway and just off the kitchen across from a half bath. Upstairs is a spacious master suite with remodeled double sinks. Private water closet with shower and a walk-in closet. In addition to the master suite the second floor features 3 other large bedrooms (one is currently being used as an office) and another full bath. All provide plenty of room for a growing family. The backyard is more like a private park. The sliding glass doors off the family room open to a large landscaped patio and large, private back yard with lots of trees and all on a .77 acre lot. Located in Heather Hill adjacent to the Oldham County Country Club. Just minutes from award winning schools: Oldham County High School/Middle School/Buckner Elementary campus, the Oldham County Community & Aquatic Center, YMCA, soccer fields and I-71.

Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team and Louisville Real Estate at www.WeSellLouisville.com or call (502)376-5483!

What is for sale in Briar Hill Estates 6225 Breeze Hill Rd

by Bob Sokoler

6225 Breeze Hill Rd

Absolute Perfection! Here's an all brick home in immaculate condition with a very private lot in the Briar Hills Estate section. A 2 story foyer welcomes you with hardwood floors (note the inset medallion and octagonal accents) and Tiffany style foyer light. To the left a formal dining room featuring a trey ceiling back-lit with rope lighting and more inlay wood floors. The hardwood continues into the light bright 2 story great room. The southern exposure for this room and the kitchen are perfect winter and summer. The great room offers a cathedral window, French doors outside, built-in cabinetry surrounding a gas fireplace. It is fully open to an amazing kitchen. Features include large granite counters, stainless appliances, large center island, and amazing amount of cabinets and a large dining area. It all combines for one of the best kitchens you may find at this price. The pantry, large laundry room and a coat closet are conveniently located off the kitchen along with the large, 3 car garage (for short trips from the car to the kitchen after shopping). The owner's suite is also on the first floor with a large trey ceiling and another French door that leads to the deck. There's also a large organized walk-in closet off the bedroom. The luxurious bath offers 2 large, separate vanities, tile floor, over-sized tile shower, separate whirlpool type tub and separate water closet. The open wrought iron spindle staircase to the 2nd floor leads to 3 more bedrooms, with 2 full baths. These are large bedrooms and large closets. Downstairs the walk-out level features 2 large family rooms, open to each other, with large windows and another set of French doors. There is room for the large screen, pool table (unobstructed access) office area, couches, play area and more. Also down here another huge bedroom, with large windows and closet, and another full bath. And with all this there is still a huge storage area. . The deck runs the length of the house and overlooks a large private backyard. There are convenient steps down to the driveway or to the backyard. The underside of the deck has a roofing system over the large patio so you can sit under the deck while it rains and stay dry. Award winning Oldham County schools and close to the Waterston Expressway and the Summit Shopping Center.

Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team and Louisville Real Estate at www.WeSellLouisville.com or call (502)376-5483!

7704 Ashleywood Drive

Here's a Custom-built home on a beautifully landscaped corner lot. Walk into a warm and inviting entryway with rich hardwood floors. There's a formal dining room to the left and a formal Living room to the right. Through the living room and past glass french doors into an enormous family room with bay window and wood fireplace. The large eat in kitchen boasts maple cabinets, planning center, spacious eat-in area w/bay window and sliding door leading to large deck. Upstairs enjoy a large master bedroom with trey ceiling and large walk-in closet. You'll find 3 other good-sized bedrooms and an updated full bath up here. There are an additional 650 sq. Ft. Finished in the basement w/fireplace and plenty of room to entertain. Plenty of storage space in the basement as well. Updates include new garage door/opener/keypad, all new ceiling fans, fresh paint, kitchen counter top/sink and faucet, all light fixtures, hardwood floors, master bath, sliding glass door, new bathroom counter tops, door knobs, medicine cabinets, new water heater and landscaping. Please note that the size of the lot is enormous.

Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team and Louisville Real Estate at www.WeSellLouisville.com or call (502)376-5483!

801 Harvest Grove Way - Walking Tour- By Bob Sokoler

by Bob Sokoler

801 Harvest Grove

This one has the WOW factor! New paint, Lighting fixtures, finished basement. Located on a quiet Lake Forest cul-de-sac. This elegant Eberenz-built two story home boasts 4600 square feet of living space surrounded by mature, professionally landscaped gardens offering plenty of privacy. The sprawling first floor features include an open 2-story foyer, a very large updated kitchen with granite counter-tops and tumbled marble back-splash, hardwood floors, a large center island, breakfast bar, planning desk and a spacious dining area. The first floor includes a formal dining room, large family room with a gas Creekstone fireplace, crown moldings and custom built-ins. Double glass atrium sliding doors lead to a separate office or living room. There are two sets of stairs to the second level; one from the front entry way and one on the back of the house from the kitchen. The second floor has a master suite with an enormous master bath. The bath features granite counters, Italian Botticino marble floors and marble showers (dual shower heads) with a spa tub. There is also a room off the bedroom which functions as a sitting room or office. Finally, there are two large his and her walk in closets. There are three nicely sized additional bedrooms on the second floor and a full bath. The finished basement includes a newly finished second family room with built in bookcases and entertainment center, a granite wet bar with a vessel lit sink and mini fridge. There is also a full bath in the basement and a separate room which could be used as an exercise room or an office. There is additional unfinished space for storage. Newer HVAC in 2005. Glass doors off the eat-in kitchen lead to a large tiered deck and professionally landscaped flat, fenced backyard (one side of the fence has been taken down but would be restored at buyers request). Lake Forest amenities include two neighborhood pools, tennis courts, playgrounds and a club house. Optional memberships to the Lake Forest Country Club features an Arnold Palmer designed golf course.

Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7 years ago in Louisville Kentucky. You can learn more about Bob, his Team and Louisville Real Estate at www.WeSellLouisville.com or call (502)376-5483!

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The Sokoler- Medley Team
RE/MAX Properties East
10525 Timberwood Circle Suite 100
Louisville KY 40223
502-376-5483
502 992-4137
Fax: 502-719-8152