Category Archives: Selling

REALTOR Kristie Smith

Is your home ready to sell to the “activity generation”?

Categories: Real Estate, Selling, Strategy

Indianapolis REALTOR Kristie Smith explains how the characteristics of Gen Xers—the “activity generation”—influence how and why they buy certain homes and not others. Is your listing optimized for the activity...

Replacing your appliances to sell depends on several factors.

Do I have to replace my appliances to sell my home?

Categories: Remodeling, Selling, Strategy

Many of our listing clients ask us if they need to update their kitchen appliances before selling their home. As you might guess, there are no hard and fast rules. It really depends on a number of factors: the home’s...

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Indianapolis is a seller’s market and your home is in demand!

Categories: Home Ownership, Real Estate, Selling

If you’re a homeowner who’s been thinking about selling, NOW is the time! Demand for homes is high, and the Indianapolis real estate inventory is sparse—which means you’re in a good position to sell your home for...

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Benefits of a prelisting inspection outweigh its cost

Categories: Selling

Traditionally, after a buyer makes an offer on a home, they order a home inspection to uncover any issues, big and small, with the home. If the results are less than favorable, the buyer may try to renegotiate the selling...

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Selling in the spring? Have exterior photos of your home taken now

Categories: Selling

If you are planning on selling your home in the spring, NOW is the time to have exterior photos of your home taken. The reason why is very simple. If you put off pictures until you list your home in the spring, your yard...

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Transform your outdated home to ensure a quick sale

Categories: Our Team, Remodeling, Selling

The condition of your home is one of the most important factors in attracting buyers and getting your home sold fast. In today’s market, busy buyers short on money, time and handyman skills want to purchase a move-in ready...

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Zionsville offers quality of life and solid home investments

Categories: Buying, Real Estate, Selling

Survey after survey shows that Zionsville, Indianapolis’ northwest suburb, is a great place to live. Not only is it continually near the top of the safest places to live in Indiana, it’s even been called the safest place...

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Finding the right Indianapolis home for your retirement

Categories: Buying, Goals, Home Ownership, Real Estate, Selling, Strategy

As more and more baby boomers reach retirement age, many of them are following a similar trend: downsizing. Boomers are trading down to simplify, fund their retirement lifestyle and get the most out of what they’ve worked...

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Hiring movers

Categories: Buying, Selling

Congrats; you’re moving! And, since you are a grown-up making your next move, you can’t just borrow your friend’s pickup truck for your bed and dresser, throw the rest of your stuff in the trunk of your...

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Preparing to sell

Categories: Home Maintenace, Home Ownership, Real Estate, Selling

Have you ever put a house up for sale before? Holy schinkes, I see why people don’t do it very often. Earlier this year, my wife and I decided we were going to move. We’d only been here a couple of years, but found a...

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Six ways to make Indianapolis moving easier for your kids

Categories: Buying, Culture, Selling, Strategy

We’re moving. Not far. Just a couple miles up the road…but for kids, a move is a move. It doesn’t matter if it’s two miles or 2000 miles. Moving’s isn’t easy on kids. They don’t/can’t...

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Selling your home? Look for these four qualities in an Indianapolis real estate agent

Categories: Our Team, Real Estate, Selling, Strategy

Selling a home is a big deal, and so is finding the right person to help you with this important transaction. If you’re planning to sell your Indianapolis home, shop around for the right agent who embodies these four nonnegotiable...

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Getting Your Indy Home Ready to Sell – Part II

Categories: Home Maintenace, Home Ownership, Real Estate, Selling

Selling your home can be an emotional process and often an overwhelming one. The Indy Homes Team will guide you through each step in the process to ensure it’s the most enjoyable and profitable experience it can be....

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Getting Your Indy Home Ready to Sell – Part I

Categories: Home Maintenace, Home Ownership, Landscaping, Real Estate, Selling

First impressions are everything when you’re trying to sell your Indianapolis home, even with record-low real estate inventory. It’s a great time to list and sell your home but remains crucial to put your home’s best...

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Carmel Homes with 4 Car Garages

Categories: Buying, Our Team, Real Estate, Selling

The Indy Homes team is catching onto some new trends in the Carmel real estate market this year. One request that keeps coming from our buyers is more garage space—higher ceilings, more depth. Trucks and SUVs grow taller...

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Housing hits biggest high in seven years. Are you on board?

Categories: Buying, Home Ownership, Our Team, Real Estate, Selling

In 2007, the housing market took the biggest blow many of us have ever seen. It’s been a slow and hard road to today’s improved real estate landscape. The Indianapolis housing market continues to show strong signs of...

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5 Reasons Indianapolis Needs You to List Your Home NOW

Categories: Buying, Indianapolis, Our Team, Real Estate, Selling

The 2013 Indianapolis real estate market demonstrated improvements with increased home sales prices and lower inventory of foreclosures. The Indy Homes Team facilitated multiple-offer scenarios for our clients listing homes...

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YES, you MUST update your home to sell it!

Categories: Real Estate, Selling, Strategy

“Do I really have to make updates in order to sell my home?” This is the number-one question I get as a Realtor today, and the answer is always YES—in this market, to sell your home, you have to make updates. In short,...

For Sale By Owner doesn't work!

The pitfalls of For Sale By Owner and how a REALTOR adds value

Categories: Real Estate, Selling, Strategy

A friend of a friend has been trying to sell her starter home For Sale By Owner (FSBO) for several months now. I’ve seen pictures of the home on Facebook—it’s very well kept and has updated features throughout. Yet...

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Sell then buy, or buy then sell?

Categories: Buying, Real Estate, Selling, Strategy

Many clients come to me with this chicken-and-egg dilemma: “Should I sell my home first and then search for my perfect new home, or should I find the perfect home and then sell?” Well, as with many dilemmas, it just depends....