Carmel, IN — May 29, 2008 — The Indy Homes Team, led by ERA Real Estate Links’ Relocation Director Kristie Smith, is listed among the top 20 ERA Sales Teams in the country based on sales volume for 2007. Members of Smith’s Indy Homes Team include Sherry Caldwell, Jenifer Endicott, Christie Robertson and Amy McIntyre.
Smith and her Indy Homes Team were listed at 20th place for volume of sales and 11th place for total transactions made in 2007. Smith is one of the top realtors in Indianapolis and also ranks as one of the top realtors nationally with ERA Real Estate, which employs more than 38,000 sales associates and brokers.
“This award is reflective of our team’s aggressive marketing and Internet presence, coupled with a passion for our work and the dedication we feel towards our clients,” says Smith. “Our referral business is incredible—our clients routinely come back and honor us by telling their friends about us.”
Smith relies heavily on her extensive experience with Internet marketing and has discovered that 93 percent of homebuyers utilize the Internet. Smith’s website, IndyHomes.com, offers a variety of information to help ease clients through the home buying experience. Home buyers and sellers are just a click away from valuable resources including a real estate search engine and educational materials on buying, selling and building homes, financing a new home, and investing in real estate. IndyHomes.com also includes background information on Indianapolis and helpful links for new homeowners, including sites on home decorating, landscaping and home entertaining.
The success of Smith and her Indy Homes Team is largely derived from their ability to sell quickly despite the current challenges in the real estate market. The team’s portfolio of services includes a unique partnership with ERA Real Estate to guarantee a sale within 180 days. Through the ERA Seller Security Plan, if a home does not sell within six months, ERA will purchase the house at a pre-determined purchase price. If ERA sells the house at a later date, the profits will be returned to the previous homeowner. However, if ERA sells the house lower than the purchase price the former owner suffers no losses. Homes must meet certain criteria to be eligible for the plan.
Smith is a member of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors (MIBOR), Indiana Association of Realtors (IAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). She is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, the REALTOR Foundation, Lacy Leadership Association, Hamilton County Leadership Academy and Common Ground Christian Church.