Yearning to flex her entrepreneurial muscles, Kristie Smith left her corporate marketing job in 2003 to found the Indy Homes Team. In just a few short years, Kristie’s focus on client service and evidenced-based outcomes built the Indy Homes Team into one of the top real estate advisers in Indiana. The team currently ranks in the top 10 of all Indiana REALTORS in sales transactions, meaning more home buyers/sellers trust the Indy Homes Team with their real estate needs than anyone else. Kristie’s areas of expertise include:
- Marketing luxury homes—Kristie earned and maintains a certification through the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Through this specialized training and her experience working with high-end clientele, Kristie has honed the marketing, selling and communication skills that best serve the luxury market.
- Assisting clients moving to Indianapolis—As relocation director at Keller Williams Realty, Kristie spends more than 40 percent of her time working with professionals moving to Indianapolis. Kristie’s vast knowledge of Indianapolis and the surrounding area enables her to guide her clients to the location and home that will work best for them. Several Indianapolis corporations entrust their recruits and new hires to Kristie and the Indy Homes Team, who provide a great introduction to the Circle City. Learn more about her relocation services.
- Marketing homes online—98 percent of buyers (and their real estate professionals) use the Internet to find their new home. Kristie is well known in Indianapolis for her savvy use of the Internet, professional photography, and social media to connect with her audiences and market homes. As a result, her homes sell, on average, within 31 days.
- Market trends—Kristie is a leader in market knowledge, community involvement, and knowing relevant data that is needed to practice real estate at a superior level. As the writer of one of top real estate blogs, Kristie is regularly interviewed locally and nationally regarding the real estate market, social media, marketing strategies, and her team’s success.
Kristie has been designated a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) by the National Association of Realtors, the highest level a REALTOR can attain. Home buyers and sellers can trust that CRS Designees subscribe to the strict Realtor code of ethics, have access to the latest technology and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.
REALTOR Angelia Thorpe was born and raised in Central Indiana, attending Tri West High School and then the Scott School of Business at Indiana State University, where she majored in management information systems.
After graduating, Angelia spent eight years in management consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She traveled the U.S. helping transform several companies through the deployment of leading-edge processes and technological solutions.
Angelia made a career change into real estate in 2002 and has never looked back. She enjoys everything about real estate; she even spends her spare time looking at homes and keeping up on trends. Angelia prides herself on providing a high level of customer service that is tailored to her clients’ needs.
When Angelia is not working she spends time with her husband and three children. You’ll find her cheering on her kids at the soccer fields and enjoying dance competitions. Angelia also enjoys Crossfit, gardening, cooking, and traveling. Angelia lives in West Carmel — in a home that she and her husband designed and built.
Contact Angelia: athorpe@IndyHomes.com
.Amber Wilson, REALTOR
REALTOR Amber Wilson is Indy Homes’ detail person. She is cross-trained for every role on the team. She is an expert at project management, organization, and anything detail-oriented. Amber’s current role is working with our clients. Amber is an expert in the Central Indiana real estate communities we serve, and she has a knack for finding the perfect home for our clients.
Amber has worked with Kristie longer than anyone on our team—more than a dozen years now. If you want to know any of Kristie’s “dark secrets,” just ask Amber! After all, she had managed her home, finances, plus keeps the entire team organized.
Contact Amber: awilson@IndyHomes.com
Amy McIntyre, REALTOR
REALTOR Amy McIntyre brings her smile, wit, great customer service and administrative flair to the team. Having worked as a nurse in her prior career, Amy’s knowledge of health care and the local hospital systems is invaluable as we serve our physician and health care clients.
It’s no secret that Amy is Kristie Smith’s sister. Working as part of a team has brought Amy and Kristie closer than ever, and that sisterly energy radiates through the entire Indy Homes Team. Amy owns her home on two acres in Washington Township and is currently managing a major remodel project—ask her about it and she can talk your ear off about the project she is so excited about. Amy also loves to travel, read and learn—about everything. (Just ask her about PF/PaO2 ratios.)
Contact Amy: amcintyre@IndyHomes.com
Tammy Keilman, REALTOR
REALTOR Tammy Keilman grew up in The Region and is married with two sons in college, making her the only female in the house and queen of the castle. Her degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology from Indiana and Purdue universities have honed her mad analysis and data crunching skills. As a former teacher she excels at organization, problem-solving, and system standardization.
Tammy has traveled to four continents, but if you give her a glass of craft beer, live blues, and a beach you’ll have difficulty getting her to go anywhere else.
Contact Tammy: tkeilman@IndyHomes.com
Sara Parker, REALTOR
Sara is a self-proclaimed foodie and fun girl. Tell her about a new restaurant and make sure you are free for a fun night out, too. Sara likes the outdoors and staying active. She is also a lover of animals—all kinds! In fact, she actually grew up with chickens, goats and a horse.
Sara lives in the Mass Ave. district of downtown Indy where she loves to walk the Cultural Trail and master the latest crossword puzzle in her spare time. She is married to husband John, and they have a baby boy.
Contact Sara: sparker@IndyHomes.com
Kate Benson, REALTOR
Successful entrepreneuer and real estate investor Kate Benson brings a drive and tenacity like none other. Kate is a life-long resident of Indianapolis, graduating from Zionsville High School and attending Ball State University.
Ask Kate about feng shui; she’s an expert. She currently lives in Carmel with husband Brett, children Jack and Reese and her fish.
Contact Kate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in joining the Indy Homes Team? Call us. We are always looking for uncommon individuals wishing to serve Indianapolis real estate customers in a way that lives up to our name and reputation in the industry.