Real Estate Information

Louisville Real Estate News

Bob Sokoler


Displaying blog entries 161-163 of 163

Real Estate Technology - My Apple to Windows XP Conversion!

by Bob Sokoler

I love technology, I always have! I’ve reported on and written countless articles on the latest trends in technology for several Newspapers and Television Stations. Last night a friend of my daughters asked me to add Windows XP to her new Intel Mac Book. I was apprehensive at first. I had read about the process but I remember adding XP to my older iMac, Ouch, booting up through the Mac OS to get to the emulator slowed down XP to a crawl. But, surprisingly I have to admit the process was a lot simpler now that Apple has released its Beta version of Boot Camp ! The process was faster than I expected and could have been even faster if Apple’s download of Boot Camp was faster and I had printed Apple’s directions (I think an outline of the installation directions is a must for first time installers).

A couple of key errors I made that you should make note of include remembering to burn the drivers on the CDR, realizing where the copy of Boot Camp installs to on a Mac (application/accessories folder) and buying a full version of XP (not an upgrade version).


I do think I found a problem once I had partitioned the drive using Boot Camp and starting the XP install process (remember to only install to drive “c”). Early on during the install process the Mac crashed, and rebooted to the Mac side of the drive. Either I missed something in the directions or someone forgot mention that installing XP to the “C” drive should only be done after rebooting the computer to the Windows side of the drive once Boot Camp has partitioned it (remember to hold the option key at start up).

I’m so impressed with the process I’m considering buying a Mac Book in the future. The problem is right now I’m in search of a the best Tablet PC for my Real Estate business,, All this work with the Mac Book leads me to a question for Apple, hey folks any plans for a Tablet PC in the near future?

Real Estate Louisville Kentucky Blogs

by Bob Sokoler
Every year the top Realtors in the country head to something called a Star Power conference. Well, its that time of year again and this week some 2000 of us are in New York City for this yearly gathering of high energy top producing Agents and Brokers.  Star Power is the brainchild of Howard Britton, a motivational speaker and former Realtor who has found the perfect way to help great Realtors go to the next level in providing service and growing their businesses. I joined Star Power last year and have found value and many rewards in the sharing of information. This year two of the big topics being discussed in seminars and in the hallways of the conference are Blogs and Podcasting.  To some Realtors who have just purchased their first computer the concepts of writing a Blog or recording a Podcast is hard to understand. But to many of us who try to be early adapters of technology, writing a Blog or uploading a Podcast is intriguing at the very least. To many of you who have been Blogging or Podcasting for a year or more it must seem as if were late to the table. But really, think about it, the concepts are still in the beginning stages of what will most likely be the next best thing since the arrival of the internet. As a Realtor from Louisville Kentucky and host of, and , a lover of all technology and a former TV anchor and radio host, I can tell you I love all of it! Ive been trying out Blogging for the past 6 months and expect to do more in the near future. One comment that rings true from this weeks meet is computers wont do away with Realtors, but Realtors with computers will do away with Realtors. Long live technology!

You'll love Louisvilles' Lifestyle!

by Bob Sokoler

What happened? A couple of articles in national publications touting Louisville as the new hot spot for real estate and the floodgates have opened. Inquires are coming in from all across the U.S. and Europe. In case you missed it, Louisville was picked as the best place in the country to live. Housing costs were sited as one of the reasons for the nod. For years while the east and west coasts were experiencing double digit inflection, Louisville has been chugging away at 3 percent yearly appreciation. That has kept housing costs down. One national report showed Louisville at least 30% below the national average. That will most likely change this year and next. We’re seeing an increase in the number of people considering moving to Louisville. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you up to date on the boom here in Louisville.

Displaying blog entries 161-163 of 163

Contact Information

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