Purchasing a new home, whether it’s the  first time or the latest of several, can be a stressful, daunting  and time-consuming process. The market is constantly changing, there could be too many or too few options, furniture may not work in a new space, real estate and repairs can be expensive — the list goes on.

Selling a home can seem just as overwhelming. How do you stage, what is staging and what’s the best way to market a home? Working with an experienced Realtor, like Charles Geveden of Century 21 Commonwealth, makes tackling the housing market easier.

There are two kinds of people in the real estate market: buyers and sellers. Charles provides different services depending on whether his client is one or the other. When clients are ready to purchase a home, they may know exactly what they want or have no idea what’s available. Either way, Charles will ask questions to help narrow down options. What size home makes sense? How many bedrooms are needed? Does the client want to be responsible for a large yard? Does the client have children? Have clients been pre-approved for a loan? Charles walks through each step of the process, including presenting and narrowing options and even suggesting lenders to pre-approve home loans. Once clients and Charles establish a new home checklist and a budget, it’s easy shopping from there.

The process for sellers is different.

Charles Geveden (Photo by Hannah Brown)

The beauty of working with a seller’s agent is the opportunity to capitalize on market knowledge and marketing knowledge. For clients selling homes, Charles handles each step, including having homes inspected, taking photos, advertising homes and listing it on Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors’ website www.lbar.com.

If the process sounds simplified, it’s because it is. Charles began his real estate career in 2011 with Century 21 Commonwealth after retiring from the practice of law.

No stranger to hard work, Charles spent most of his law practice in Western Kentucky.

He served as a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives and moved to Frankfort.

He has also worked for the attorney general, served as deputy of justice and in the Public Safety Cabinet. Once Charles retired in 2011, he decided on a second career in real estate and now devotes his time to helping people find their dream homes or sell their homes advantageously.

With the assistance of the wonderful staff at Century 21 Commonwealth, Charles is able to give all the time he needs to his clients.

Pat and Charles Geveden talk about real estate in their home in the Two Creeks subdivision. (Photo by Hannah Brown)

When he isn’t showing his clients around, Charles and his wife, Patricia, find time to be involved in the Frankfort community. Charles and Pat are active members of First Baptist Church at Singing Bridge and have each served on various committees at First Baptist, including the Center for the Arts, the 200th Anniversary and the Budget and Personnel Committee. Charles is also a member of the Rotary Club, where he has served as president and served on the Board of Directors for Simon House. Charles and Pat have four children and eight grandchildren spread throughout Kentucky. They also have a 7-year-old rescue cat named Ginger. They enjoy traveling to Lexington for UK games when they can.

Working with Charles and Century 21 Commonwealth will be a dream to any homebuyer or seller. Century 21 Commonwealth provides more listings than any other agency in town and century21cre.com  is available to research all agents and listings available in Frankfort.

When clients are ready to take the next step, Charles is ready to help realize their real estate goals.

Pat and Charles Geveden talk about real estate in their home in the Two Creeks subdivision. (Photo by Hannah Brown)