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Q&A with broker Zach Davis
We visited with broker Zach Davis for a spring Q & A. Read on to discover the best meal in Lexington, the Kentucky books he’s been reading lately, and the career he almost had. What have you read recently? I am late to reading Cornbread Mafia but can’t stop thinking about it. [...]
Warhol’s Bluegrass Derby Visit
Governor John Y. Brown hosted artist Andy Warhol for the Kentucky Derby (along with Alan Greenspan and LBJ’s eldest daughter). In addition to festivities at Cave Hill, Warhol attended the Madden party and perhaps the Derby Breakfast held at the Kentucky Horse Park. Pictured here are Warhol’s images of the [...]
The First Three Commandments of Farm Real Estate
Let graciousness guide you–and more– We’ve been busier than ever and the proliferation of rapid-fire sales leaves us ever-mindful of our values & principles.What’s at the heart of a successful farm transaction? What’s the essence of an exceptional broker? We’ve been pondering these ideas since 1984.Without any further ado, we’d like to [...]
How does a nearly forty-year-old brand still relevant in today’s world?
Broker Zach Davis says “the Kirkpatrick & Co. brand has always been associated with fine properties and expertise. We’ve taken that heritage and ran with it.” Along with that expertise, the brokerage is committed to what they call “white-glove service.” The majority of Kirkpatrick & Co. clients are immersed in their [...]
We’re Not for Everyone
Kirkpatrick & Co. isn’t for everyone – here’s why. Fit is everything, from riding boots to company culture. Maybe you’ve bandied the idea of “fit” around the interviewing table a time or two, trying to parse if a candidate will meld with your team. You know just how hard it can be to determine.The [...]
On Private Listings
Welcome to the world of bespoke brokerage “The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.” William O. Douglas, Public Utilities Commission v. Pollak, 343 U.S. 451, 467 (1952) (dissenting) You might be surprised to learn that many closed listings in our market are private offerings. Private or “pocket” listings [...]
Why is exclusive representation for buyers essential?
You probably know our portfolio includes some of the finest farm properties in Central Kentucky. What you may not know is how crucial expert representation is when buying, too. When representing buyer interests, Kirkpatrick & Co. associates access every property currently listed, as well as those “privately” listed, unavailable via public search. The majority of [...]
Why we’re steadfastly independent
We’ve been approached time and time again by out-of-state real-estate chains to affiliate Kirkpatrick & Co. with their big box “brand names.” Allow us to explain why we’ve remained steadfastly independent since 1984. We’re Kentuckians first. Each of our associates calls the Bluegrass home and focus their practice right here in [...]
Their best selves
Our unexpected staging tips help buyers imagine an idyllic future in your home Peaceful potting area by Sarah Trumbore @ststudioinc No. 2 THEIR BEST SELVESHome buying is an emotional experience.It all starts with a fantasy. Home buying is rooted in the fantasy that if they had a new space they would be [...]
March 15, 2023
A Raphael…in Kentucky?
An art mystery originating in the Bluegrass A Raphael… from Kentucky? Did you catch a bit of Kentucky in the Wall Street Journal recently? The “Flaget Madonna,” discovered almost three decades ago in an antique shop might be a work by Raphael. First brought to Kentucky by the first “Bishop of the West,” [...]
March 15, 2023