Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Parks & Weisberg, Realtors: Louisville Real Estate Blog

He Took a Chance on Real Estate and Found Success

Have you taken ever taken a leap of faith? Something so big that you put everything into making your leap a success? Taking a chance is scary but the potential reward makes the leap worth taking. Jacob Suell knows exactly how taking chances can lead to big rewards.

Before becoming a real estate agent, Jacob graduated from Trinity High School and enrolled at the University of Louisville. He studied finance and marketing for a year before realizing this wasn’t exactly what he wanted to do. His inspiration for a career in real estate? Both of his parents owned their own construction companies when he was growing up. 

At the age of 19, he took his leap of faith. He left school to pursue a career in real estate and hasn’t looked back since. He’s been an agent for about five months now at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Parks and Weisberg, Realtors® and was originally taken under the wing of one of our Master Realtors®, Ellen Shaikun. She helped introduce him to the world of real estate and all of its intricacies by giving Jacob a chance to hold open houses. Even today, Ellen continues to help Jacob by showing him the ropes of real estate. 


Dave Parks: Next President of GLAR

Earlier this year we announced that Dave Parks, our Broker / Owner, was selected by the members of the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors®, GLAR, to serve as the next President Elect. On September 14th, he was officially inducted as the President Elect of GLAR. This week we wanted to reflect on Dave’s journey to success through hard work, grit and dedication.  

Dave is a Louisville native and graduated from St. Xavier High School in 1980. After graduation, he attended The Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with Distinction. He married his lovely wife Jenny in March of 1986; they are celebrating 31 years together this year. 

Dave also served in the Marines holding several positions including Operations Officer Recruiting Station from 1997-1998, Executive Officer Recruiting Station at The Ohio State University and Southern Ohio Market from 1998-1999, Officer Selection Officer at Ohio State University from 1999-2000 and Assistant for Officer Procurement in 2000-2001 for the 4th Marine Corps District. 

Dave has managed and led people at all levels throughout his 25+ year career. In addition to running a successful real estate company, he is also the Chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee for Big Spring Country Club, a member of The Louisville Building Industry Association and Business...

Meet Alex Hart: Building Her Business

When you think of the word ‘career’ what comes to mind? Most likely you think of your current career path – where you are and where you want to go. It could be that you are thinking of changing your career. If you are considering Real Estate as a new career, you aren’t alone. According to research done by the National Association of Realtors® in 2017, only 4% of Realtors® describe real estate as their first career. For many agents, this means they have had some experience in a field related to real estate even before they are licensed.  

Enter Alex Hart, a new licensee who’s first career as a Veterinary Assistant lasted for 7 years. Her interest in real estate started as a child. Growing up with a father who had his own business as a general contractor, she began learning everything about the housing business from the ground up. 

 When Alex began to consider a new career, becoming a Real Estate Agent was obviously the next step. She enrolled in Century Real Estate School and soon after completing the coursework, she passed her exam to become a licensed Realtor®. Then she picked her brokerage, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Parks and Weisberg, Realtors...

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.