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Diversity Month Highlight - Kyle Roth

Today we are excited to introduce agent and staff member Kyle Roth as part of our Diversity Month celebration. A special thank you to Kyle for opening up about his experience as a proud member of the LGBTQ Community and his experiences with diversity in the real estate industry. 

Q: Why is diversity in the workforce – particularly in the real estate industry – so important? 

A: Diversity in the workforce is very important because not only does it give people opportunity that they normally would not have, but diversity brings different perspectives that can benefit everyone. It is important to have a diverse workforce that can help recognize and meet the needs of a variety of clients.  

Q: When it comes to matters of diversity, did you have a professional mentor and how did she/he help prepare you for this career?  

A: No, I did not have one. Coming from a previous background of Cosmetics, my entire work force was full of very diverse people. Also, growing up I would always watch HGTV and I would notice many LGBTQ professionals on there working, and it always made me feel included. When I transitioned into real estate, I never felt it would be an issue just from what I had been exposed to growing up watching those shows.  

Q: What’s the greatest lesson you could offer to an aspiring LGBTQ real estate agent?

A: The greatest lesson I could offer would be to be yourself. This is a business where you will attract people who will work with you because they like you. I have never had an issue of discrimination in this field, and I think it helps that I have always stayed very true to...

Diversity Month Highlight - Jaki Watson

Today we are excited to introduce staff member Jaki Watson as part of our Diversity Month celebration. Thank you, Jaki for opening up about this! Not all diversity is on the outside!

Q:  What does diversity mean in your household?

A: My diversity is not on the outside, not visibly seen until you notice my hand tremors or when my neck reddens as I start to sweat. I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, a chronic, sometimes debilitating anxiety disorder. GAD is often paired with depression and Obsessive Compulsion Disorder. Diversity in my family involves a lot of patience, learning, understanding, and embracing each of our special talents.

Q: Tell us about the holidays you celebrate with your family and their significance

A: We are a holiday family! We celebrate every holiday together and have family dinners and birthday months. A typical gathering looks like elders around the table, sports on the television for those who need to zone, and friends of the nephews running around. Our biggest yearly event is the Turkey Bowl played on full bellies every Thanksgiving. Going through the COVID-19 pandemic without these gatherings is hard, but necessary.

Q: What is one important fact about your diversity that you want others to know?

A: A difficulty that I come across is that when people learn I have GAD they look uncomfortable like they need to treat me with kid gloves. This is new to them, but this is my everyday existence. Being worried about the future makes me a great planner; foreseeing every possible outcome to an event works in my favor in most conditions. Every person dealing with neuro-atypical brains has their own journey, this is mine. Anxiety...

Diversity Month Highlight - Krupa Patel

Today we are excited to introduce agent and staff member Krupa Patel as part of our Diversity Month celebration. Krupa is one of our newer additions to the BHHSPW Family

Q:  What does diversity mean in your household?

A: In our family, diversity means understanding and balancing two cultures. We find ways to celebrate the Indian culture and the American culture. 

Q: Tell us about the holidays you celebrate with your family and their significance

A: We celebrate Diwali, Holi, Kite Festival, Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween. Halloween is celebrated not as a religious holiday, but fun for the kids.  

Q: What is one important fact about your diversity that you want others to know?

A: I was born in India and my husband, Raj, was born in New Jersey along with our three kids. We are constant trying to balance and learn the two different cultures and building our own fusion of both cultures. From meals to clothes and language to going to temple and prayers. We are constantly trying to understand and accept everyone’s capabilities and the limits of each. As a family of five, we try to find ways to celebrate our cultures so each member of the family can appreciate them and take part in their own way.  

Q: What strategies have you used to respond to diversity challenges?

A:  It has been a challenge to really have a perfect  balance of all,  so we work on accepting the individuals and their own understanding and knowledge or each

A special thank you to Krupa Patel and her beautiful family for agreeing to share some insight into what...

Diversity Month Highlight- Judie Parks

Today we want to highlight our Principal Broker and Owner Judie Parks as part of our Diversity Month celebration. For a long time, women owners and brokers were scarce in the Real Estate industry, and It is incredible to have a leader as inspiring as Judie.


Q: What is it like being a woman business owner?

Until my brother and I bought the company, I did not have a true understanding of how rare I am in this role.  It was a real eye-opener to learn that the majority of agents are female, but the majority of owners are male.

I hope that I am an inspiration to young girls as well as to young men.  I love to see the joy and the pride on their faces when my husband and my sons tell their friends that their mom is a co-owner of BHHS Parks & Weisberg, Realtors.  It gives me hope that someday the question you just asked will not be significant.      

Q: How do you achieve work-life balance?  

There is no such thing as work-life balance just as anyone with children can attest that you are not “fair” or “treat your children equally” at all times.  You meet your children where they are and give them what they need and sometimes one child needs more than another.  The same is true for work-life balance.  When I first started in Real Estate, I left my previous position as an engineer.  During my exit interview, a question was asked that still resonates with me. My supervisor asked me, “Do you know how many hours you will have to work? Do you know you will have to work nights and weekends?” As he said that, all I could do was smile. I was working every day from 6:30 am- 4:00 pm, on call every night, and worked almost every other weekend. 

The difference would be that I would determine my hours...

Diversity Month Highlight - Mika Heinze

Today we are excited to introduce agent and staff member Mika Heinze as part of our Diversity Month celebration. Mika has been a member of the BHHSPW family for 6 years. 

We asked Mika what diversity means in her life and work. Here are her responses.

Q:  What does diversity mean in your household?


Diversity in the Heinze Household means we are all unique, and we respect our individual differences. We all have different personalities and perspectives. 

Q: How does your family celebrate holidays? What is the significance in your household?


We celebrate birthdays, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas. These holidays are important for our entire family, and we take time to get together to share dinner, play games and socialize. My kids celebrate Black History Month each year in February. It’s our way to remember important African Americans whom made an impact on our lives. 

Q: What strategies have you used to respond to diversity challenges?


We accept diversity challenges as they come. The benefit of this is that it allows for us to see others’ points of view and learn from it. Everyone sees things differently, and we need to be aware of that.


A special thank you to Mika Heinze and her beautiful family for agreeing to share some insight into what diversity means for her and her family. Stay tuned this month for more agent spotlights!...

Diversity Month Highlight - Marilu Eng

The month of April is Diversity Month, and we will highlight our agents and staff that bring their personal approaches to our company. Today we are highlighting agent Marilu Eng who has been with BHHSPW for two years. 

We asked Marilu what diversity means in her life and work. Here are her responses.

Q:  What does diversity mean in your household?


Diversity represents the love and relationship that I have with my husband and with each of my children. My husband was born in Hong Kong and comes from a completely different culture than me. I have been blessed to watch that mix of Mexican and Chinese heritage develop in my children. Because of the natural diversity in my household, my children have grown up influenced by three very unique cultures. In addition, the opportunity for our family to live and travel all around the world, plus their exposure to the Spanish, Chinese, and English languages has given me and my children a unique worldview and an attitude of acceptance and love for all cultures and people.

Q: Tell us about the holidays you celebrate with your family and their significance


My family celebrates all of the major Mexican and Chinese holidays such as: Dia de Los Muertos, Dia de Reyes, Cinco de Mayo, Chinese New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival, as well as other universal and American holidays such as: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fourth of July and Easter. Each...

Berkshire Celebrating Diversity Month

We are excited to announce that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Parks & Weisberg, Realtors has decided to highlight our unique agents in celebration of Diversity Month.

Our realtors and staff are what makes this company so special and we are excited to recognize and celebrate the many cultures and identities represented in our company in our offices in Louisville, Bowling Green and Southern Indiana. 

Throughout the month, we will celebrate the diversity in our own workplace. We will introduce you to some of our agents and staff who will share their unique cultures and life experiences that add to the vibrancy of our cities, neighborhoods, and communities. 

Stay tuned and let us know how your business celebrates diversity!


Meet Jessica DeMuth: Learn How She Stays Productive at Home With Kids

What is it like to be a realtor stuck at home with children but still trying to maintain a healthy work-life?

We asked a couple of our very own to give us a few stories about their experiences during this COVID-19 outbreak that has brought the world to a halt.

First, we have Jessica DeMuth:

“What is life like being quarantined with two kiddos while still working?  Well, let’s just say
there is never a dull moment!  My 3-year-old has declared “Every stay home day is pajama day
forever.” Luckily with technology, we have the ability to do a good portion of our work from
anywhere, with that being said, my workspace looks a little different right now.  My deskmate is
a Kindergartener, she said she loves “working with mommy” while she is completing her classwork close by I am checking in on clients, managing my social media channels, and organizing paperwork.”

Jessica has worked from home before so she admits that this challenge is not a new one. She wants to acknowledge having co-workers that constantly demand snacks can be a bit more frustrating than most. Her biggest tip to staying productive?
“Having worked from home for several years my biggest productivity tip is GET DRESSED.  Do
your hair, makeup, dress as if you were going into the office or going to meet a client. You will
be amazed at how much more productive you are.”

With the world seeming uncertain and a bit scary Jessica did also want to share some silver
lining advice.

“Try to look at it as a blessing in disguise. I am getting to spend more time with my kiddos
during the day and evenings than I normally would. With activities canceled we...

Our Property Management's Secret...

Here at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Parks & Weisberg, Realtors® we have a little secret that we wanted to share with you. Our Property Management team launched their very own blog! They’ve been working incredibly hard on this new blog and already have some posts on the members that make up their team. Get a taste of their content here and then visit pm.bhhs.com/blog to view the entire post!

I actually stumbled into property management. Before coming toParks & Weisberg, Realtors® Property Management Division, I was offered a position in property management with a local property management company. I am a great people person, professional and organized which helped me in my property management career. My favorite thing about property management is meeting new people, networking and assisting owners with their biggest investment! Outside of work, I love to spend time with my kids at their sporting events and attend Louisville games. Go Cards! 

I sold real estate before in Southern Indiana plus I love houses and want to invest in property myself, so why not do it for a living? Property management is much harder than it looks! With tenants,...

Staying Relevant in a Changing Market

Real estate agents have an insanely competitive job with only the best agents succeeding. With that in mind, how do our agents stay on top of their game? Patience, perseverance and ambition to succeed helps to make an agent successful but that can benefit an agent so much. Practice is one of the keys to success. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Parks and Weisberg, Realtors®, we provide numerous trainings on different topics that an agent will encounter throughout their career. 

One of these trainings is what we refer to as New Agent Training. This program gives our new agents, whether new to the real estate game or new to the company, weekly training that includes sales and technical skills that allow our agents to list and sell with confidence! Our 90 Days to Success program allows our agents to put into practice what they learn each week as they apply new skills with daily and weekly tasks. The training also walks agents through various resources including our REsource Center, VoicePad, Lead REsource, Marketing REsource, email and phone system. Once an agent completes the New Agent Training, they can retake the training at any time or sit in on a specific training. A variety of trainings are also offered online which can allow an agent to learn on their own schedule!


Wedding Bell Frenzy: Olivia's Fairytale Wedding

As the air cools, the leaves turn and autumn begins, wedding season is coming to a close for many while the heat is on for two of our Realtors®, Dana Vetrano and Olivia Wrocklage, as their wedding dates get closer! Last week we shared the stunning story of Dana Vetrano and her soon-to-be husband, Michael Sansbury, growing together through many challenges and this week we wanted to share Olivia’s journey of love! 

How Olivia and AJ Peake met is reminiscent of a fairytale. Five years ago, Olivia serving as a bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding. Her escort down the aisle was AJ Peake. She had never met AJ but they hit it off immediately. Soon after the wedding, they began to date.

Both having a passion for travel and exploration, over the years they took numerous vacations together and traveled far and wide. 

Olivia couldn’t have been more surprised than the night AJ asked her to marry him. They had been making dinner, another activity they enjoyed together, when AJ told her he bought a new dessert wine. After dinner, he ran upstairs to grab the bottle and showed it to her.


Wedding Bell Frenzy: Dana's Dash to the Finish

September typically signals the end of wedding season but this year it begins the wedding season for two of our Realtors®, Dana Vetrano and Olivia Wrocklage. As their wedding dates creep closer, they rush to perfect the final details of their special day. This week we wanted to feature how Dana met, and fell in love, with her fiancé. 

Before Dana met her now-fiancé, Michael Sansbury, she never could have imagined all they would have conquered together. Dana had signed up for an online dating service, Match.com, and before she knew it, she had matched with Michael. They started dating soon after.

As their relationship got more serious, Dana asked Michael to be her RCIA sponsor, someone who served as a support system while she entered the Catholic faith. Michael supported her throughout the entire 15 month process. While Dana had Michael by her side, her favorite moment to experience next to him was her Baptism and Confirmation. That day will remain a special day for both of them.

Michael surprised her everyday with his thoughtfulness and love for her no matter what challenges presented themselves. The day Michael proposed was no different. One afternoon they were sitting on Michael’s sofa talking about their potential future together when he did something incredible.


How One Daring Move Absolutely Changed Her Life

At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Parks and Weisberg, Realtors®, we believe that age isn’t an obstacle to success. We value the differences between our masters and our millennials because we know those differences are strengths. This week we wanted to introduce one of our Master Realtors®, Louise Miller. The story of how she became a Realtor® is truly inspiring as well as her interests outside of real estate.

Louise, then a teacher, had just moved to Louisville with two little boys in tow, one 5 and the other 7. Since she moved in the middle of the year, she signed up to be a sub and was waiting for a position. Louise became close with her agent during her hunt to find her new home in Louisville. That’s when her Realtor® told her something astonishing. 

“She said to me ‘You ought to be selling real estate’ and I said ‘Oh no I don’t think so’. And she said ‘You remember all the details of the houses you go into… It could be a house I showed to you two weeks ago and you could tell me what color the bathroom was…’ ”. 

Thinking real estate wasn’t for her, she turned her attention back to teaching and subbed throughout May. Subbing made it difficult to watch her young boys as they were in preschool and first grade. The idea of becoming...