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Kathy Hinkebein

A Purdue Engineering grad and former healthcare professional, I specialize in the sale of new and existing homes in the Greater Louisville, Kentucky area.  Prior to real estate, I oversaw international manufacturing transfer projects, product launches and specialty sales teams for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company.


Leveraging my previous multi-disciplinary professional experience, I am known for outstanding client service and availability, maximizing marketing opportunities, and thoughtful and strategic negotiation skills to keep my clients’ best interests at the forefront of every transaction.  Not only do I seek to represent my clients to the absolute best of my ability, but I arm them with insightful market knowledge so that they can make the best decisions possible.  I am honest and I work extremely hard for my clients so that they have a positive home buying or selling experience. My business is referral based, and I rely on my clients’ positive experiences to bring me future business.


I am passionate about Louisville and I enjoy giving back to my community. I volunteer for many causes, but most of my volunteer hours are spent as co-founder and volunteer co-producer of the Louisville Music Awards, which recognizes local artists and provides a platform to gain them exposure on a grander scale.  I am also a committed volunteer with Family Scholar House, a local non-profit which provides support, housing and childcare for resilient single parents transitioning from poverty, homelessness and domestic violence to self-sufficiency.  These amazing student/parents accomplish this by pursuing post-secondary education and entering into careers while raising their children.  I donate a portion of my commission from each transaction I close to Family Scholar House in honor of my client.


When I am not serving my clients, my children keep me on the go. I also love to travel, dine out, discover new music, and be outdoors.

What Clients are Saying ...

"As first-time homebuyers, we needed someone who really knew the Louisville market and the buying process.  We also needed someone who would be willing to answer our many questions and work tirelessly to get us a great deal on the home that was right for our needs.  Kathy negotiated like a pro and took extra steps to ensure that our closing stayed on track.  We couldn't be happier and would not hesitate to recommend her to a friend or family member.  Thanks again for everything!"  - Joseph in Crescent Hill

 "What a delight to work with Kathy:  she was amazingly responsive (Very important during a real estate transaction), prompt and thorough.  Her guidance through the process was always intelligent and intuitive.  A+ experience!" - Laurie Beth in the Highlands 

  "Kathy Hinkebein was amazing helping me sell my cousin’s house. I live out of town and she went above and beyond to take care of local details for me. Highly recommend!!!" - Erica in Audubon Park

 "Kathy was very timely and responsive with our questions and concerns. She always exceeded her basic role as a professional. Her excellent knowledge with the local real estate market and her personal touch was a comfort to us during the process. I feel very fortunate to have had her as my agent." - Bill in St. Matthews

"Kathy went above and beyond to ensure I found a house that met my needs and continued to go above and beyond to help me even after closing, to help ease my transition into my new home. I can't thank her enough for her support and dedication!" - Ashley in St. Matthews

"Kathy is a great real estate agent. She helped us secure our dream home and quickly sell our existing. She's very quick and responsive to calls, emails, and texts. Her expertise in our local area helped ensure that we were getting fair pricing." - Bryan and Katie in St. Matthews

"Kathy Hinkebein was amazing to work with! Our family made a huge move from Portland, Oregon to Louisville, KY and Kathy communicated with us via emails, phone calls and even Skype to make this move as easy as possible. We worked with her for quite some time trying to find the perfect location and  home for our family [Not her fault - we are very particular]. She sent us listings every week and kept an eye out for homes that were about to hit the market so we could get a jump on them before anyone else. Once we found the right one, we were able to negotiate with little effort on our part and Kathy arranged for inspections, bids for work to be done, prepared the paperwork and carried out all of the dreadful tasks involved in purchasing a home 3000 miles away. I would - without hesitation - recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Louisville area. A true professional in her field." - Mary and Mike in the Highlands

"With time and patience we found a great house! Kathy set up several showings of houses we were interested in looking at in many different areas within Louisville. Sometimes showings were within hours to less than a days notice since houses were acquiring contracts within 24-48 hours after listing." - Amanda and Nate in Hikes Point

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Total Properties: 8,334
Med. List Price: $199,250
Month/Month Chg.: -0.33%
Avg. Days on Market: 141
New Listings Today: 81
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