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Ever wonder if your client works for NAR - 06/30/11 08:00 AM
Do you ever wonder if your client really works for NAR and they are asking a question to see how you respond? Sometimes they just seem to be such a set up… Working with another relocation client; they’ll need to rent until they sell their home in Ohio. They have been here just one weekend so are fairly unfamiliar with the area. They called the other day and asked if I would drive over and take a look at a rental for them…sure I can do that. Great location but I wouldn’t live there. I took some pictures and let (58 comments)
4th of July Fireworks in Fishers - 06/30/11 07:59 AM
The 4th of July is right around the corner; wonder where the best places to watch the fireworks in Fishers are...here's a few suggestions! Conner Prairie and the Glorious 4th is July 2, 3rd and 4th! It is more than just the nightly fireworks...although those will be held with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This is a chance to relive how the holiday was celebrated way back in the 1800's with games, barn dancing and some great food. Up in Noblesville, the Car Show and Parade will be on Monday, July 4th. The Parade (beginning at 16th and Harrison and travelling south (2 comments)
4th of July Fireworks at Geist - Blast from the Bridge - 06/29/11 05:20 PM
Originally posted at My Indy Waterfront Blog Are you ready to rumble on the bridge? That is going to be one of the best spots in Central Indiana to watch the fireworks...the Blast on the Bridge! This is an annual event where Geist and surrounding communities gather on the Bridge over Geist to watch the fireworks. There will be a parade, but not your usual parade...this one is with boats! The boat parade begins at 5:30 and will arrive at the Fall Creek Road bridge where they will be judged at approixmately 6:30. There will be music of course as well (3 comments)
4th of July Fireworks in Carmel Indiana - 06/29/11 05:20 PM
Originally posted at My Carmel Blog So many choices for fireworks....where in Carmel are the best places to visit! Here's a quick list of a few choice events. Carmel Fest is always a favorite, celebrating over 25 years! It is scheduled for July 3rd and 4th and will be held at the Carmel Civic Square. You can watch the parade, listen to the live music or enjoy the food. The Parade will start at 10:30 and will run along Rangeline Road. Some of the Main Stage entertainment will be the Wright Brothers and three time CMA award winner, Mac McAnally. Fireworks will (0 comments)
A Star is Born...NOT! - 06/27/11 07:17 PM
A few months ago, AR challenged us to use more video. I quickly discovered this is one of those tasks that I would outsource. I bought some time on HGTV during House Hunters where this will air in the Hamilton County Real Estate market. The only place you all will get to see it is here...presenting...the never before seen...Marchant Team Commercial ...okay, now lower your expectations and click on the picture! lol
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5273 Longstone Roundabout JUST LISTED - 06/24/11 05:53 PM
Just Listed 5273 Longstone Roundabout in Carmel Indiana Over 3600 sq ft plus finished basement Five Bedrooms and five full baths! $540,000 Beautiful, meticulously maintained 4/5BR, 5FB home. Exterior is Clinker Brick! Formal LR&DR w/hardwoods, crown mldg; FR w/fireplace, hardwoods;Lib w/builtins, pltn shutters; Gorgeous remodeled Kitchen w/ss appliances, granite countertops, dbl ovens, island, desk. Sunroom w/cath ceiling; BR#5(office) on Main w/FB. Fantastic MudRoom w/cubbies & sink. Masetr w/vltd ceiling; MBA w/raised granite countertops, whirlpool tub, sep shower; new fixtures; To Die For WIC w/island; finished room off closet(perfect for exercise ,storage, crafts);Awesome Basement w/wet bar, pool table room. Private Backyard, large deck. (11 comments)
Jazz in Carmel Indiana - 06/24/11 05:53 PM
Originally posted in My Carmel Blog Carmel Indiana is a great place to live because of it's convenient location, great schools and sought after homes; but also because of all the events available to the area residents. We have already covered the Carmel Palladium Concert Series in a previous post, but let's talk about the live Jazz on the Monon concerts! They are held on Saturday nights from 6-9 p.m. on the SW corner of the Monon and Main Street. It is similar to the Symphony on the Prairie events in Fishers, in that you bring your own chairs/blankets and spread out to (5 comments)
Fishers Freedom Festival June 25th and 26th - 06/23/11 07:43 AM
Originally posted in My Fishers Blog Fishers Indiana is a great place to live; we all know the numerous awards this town has received from Most Affordable to the Best Place to Raise a Family. One of the reasons is the number of affordable events held in Fishers. This Saturday and Sunday, June 25th/26th is one of those events. It is the Fishers Freedom Festival! It opens with the 5K on Saturday 25th; after you walk/run that event you will be hungry. Great news, the food vendors open at 10:00 a.m. Something that sounds like a lot of fun is the Water Balloon an Discover Scuba (7 comments)
Golf Course Homes near Geist - 06/22/11 07:33 AM
Originally posted at My Indy Waterfront Blog While many people who live in Geist buy their home for the water; there are many others who love to play golf! So where are the homes on golf courses in Geist? The most obvious choice is The Hawthornes; with its 275 acres of woods and wetlands. This is a private club and does offer private lessons. I currently have a home for sale on the Hawthornes on the 16th hole; the home sits on 1.25 acres. Another popular course is Ironwood Golf Club. This course has 27 challenging and scenic holes surrounded by (5 comments)
Who you ARE matters more than what you DO - 06/21/11 08:43 AM
Making a connection with your client is more important than your skill set or your history of success. I believe if I can get face time with the buyer or the seller; I’ll get the opportunity to be their REALTOR. It is the same for the REALTORS I use for referrals. Active Rain helps me know YOU. Sure, you have to have strategies and stories of success…but I believe that how you connect is more important. Who you are matters more than what you do. I’ve seen some probably great REALTORS but their antagonistic mannerisms, inflated egos or sexual innuendos on (80 comments)
The Experiment - QR Codes - 06/20/11 04:19 PM
I must say that while I have QR codes on my radar; they aren't really part of my marketing plan...yet. I am about to embark on an experiment though... I have created this post card and I am planning to hand them out at a local festival in my niche market this weekend. I am anxious to see if anyone scans it ...guess I better go figure out a way to track that...lol
I'd be curious if any of you have had success or if you do it just because it is available and your sellers like it (on listing (14 comments)
Cool New Tool for REALTORS - 06/18/11 09:03 AM
Many of you probably already know about this tool; but I used it for the first time yesterday. I typically have my listings staged. If they are already furnished and it is greenery and moving things around...I pay for it. It typically takes my stager 3-4 hours and that is within my budgeted expenses for listing a home. But, if the home is vacant and requires a stager to bring in furniture and stage...I don't pay for it. The stager in this case charges a fee for the actual staging and then an ongoing monthly fee. It is typically way less (24 comments)
$210,000 Three Bedrooms + Loft & 2,000 sq ft Built in 2001 Incredible sunlight streams into this Ryland home w/2-story Great room, corner fireplace & open floor plan. Upgraded kitchen cabinets, lighting & tiled floors, plus an island & pantry. Display ledge in Great room & Master bedroom. Three bedrooms plus a loft; could be an office or 4th bedroom. The best part of this house is the yard, paver patio & spacious yard that is next to a common grassy area...bigger yard, no maintenance! Did (1 comments)
Final Walkthroughs are YOUR obligation - 06/14/11 09:07 PM
It’s another story from our life as a REALTOR. Do you do final walkthroughs? Do you do them every single time? Do you do them when the house your buyer bought was vacant…so no worry of what remained with the home or what got damaged in the move out? Better yet, when you are the listing agent of a vacant home…do you do walkthroughs every week. One of my team members did her walkthrough tonight for a 3:00 close tomorrow. The home is vacant. They were last in the home two weeks ago and all was fine. Several contractors have been (64 comments)
Jack Pot Sunday - 06/12/11 08:17 PM
I wrote about an open house on Friday; 7014 Tamarind Court and I'm happy to report we had 24 visitors. That is a jackpot day on an Open House. I didn't actually do the Open House...so I will be anxious to get the details! I hit the jackpot at church today also. We have several pastors that speak and while I enjoy and learn from all of them, there is one that just moves me to action. He makes me want to tell others the message...he did it last week too (I wrote about it). There is also a singer that (11 comments)
Carmel Indiana Homes Sold May 2011 - 06/12/11 08:17 PM
Originally posted at My Carmel Blog Carmel Indiana saw a 25% decline in homes sold in May 2011 from May 2010. There wre 112 homes sold in Carmel compared with 151 last year at this time. This is the 2nd month in a row where 2011 has lagged 2010. Other statistics that we watch are Days on Market (how long does it take from list to close) and the price per square foot (which most certainly varies by neighborhood...). For May of 2011; the DOM was 86 compared with 67 a year ago...so it is taking longer to sell homes in Carmel. (0 comments)
Common Repairs found in Home Inspections - 06/12/11 08:16 PM
Originally posted at My Indy Waterfront Blog If you are one of the lucky ones in the Geist Reservoir area to sell your home...hold on...you have a few more barriers to overcome before you are at the closing table. They include your buyer's financing, appraisals and of course, the inspection. For more on inspections...take a look at this video.
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7014 Tamarind Court Open House June 12th 1-3 PM - 06/10/11 10:27 PM
7104 Tamarind Indianapolis IN June 12th; 1-3 PM Nearly 5,000 sq ft $369,900 M/I Homes Watkins model is a multi-level home (5 to be exact) with great spaces to live, entertain and relax. Custom features with crown molding and columns. Gourmet kitchen w/hardwoods, SS appliances, staggered 42" cabinets and breakfast bar; 2-story soaring great room w/transom windows streaming sunlight; master w/raised vanity, sep shower and Jacuzzi tub; full basement has two huge living areas, one w/awesome wet bar. Unbelievable private wooded backyard with multi-tiered deck with hot tub, firepit and creek. Virtual Tour
Friday Foto - 06/10/11 05:28 PM
I am not much of a photographer (compared to Michael Thornton or Kristine Ginsberg) but I have these surrounding my mailbox; like 30 of them so thought I would share...love the orange!
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Pay It Forward - Trolls under the Bridge? - 06/10/11 07:51 AM
I told her I would meet her there at 9:00. But, everything that could go wrong seemed to be going wrong. The client took longer at the showing than I thought, she texted that I needed tennis shoes and bug spray and I had on sandals, I had driven my daughters 1997 Honda since we were going "there" and now I couldn't get the key to turn over to head to "there" from the showing. That's how the day started....it sometimes seems circumstances would make it easier to say..."ah, forget it" when you are trying to do something for someone else. (30 comments)
Fishers Homes Sold for May 2011 - 06/09/11 06:01 PM
Originally posted at My Fishers Blog While the number of homes sold in Fishers in May 2011 is still behind the 2010 numbers...the gap is decreasing substantially. In May 2011, 158 homes sold in Fishers compared with 179 a year ago; so a 10% "ish" drop compared with 30% and higher drops in previous months. The first time home buyers credit in 2010 ended with contracts being written by 4/30/10 so I expected the 2010 number to go down. While you might expect 2010 to significantly drop...looking at the graph, that doesn't really happen until July. This time of year is (6 comments)
Sunday Snipets - 06/05/11 08:44 PM
Loreena Yeo with 3:16 Team Realty writes a wonderful Sunday God First Post...I'm not sure I can be as diligent but thought I would share some thoughts from today. Our sermon was on "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God and I trust him with my life" It was about God being the Master of our lives and if we believe that then nothing else can be Master. That means my money, my day, my career, my anything can't be Master. It means I have to trust God with all of those things. As humans we (9 comments)
Pay It Foward - Summertime Heat - 06/05/11 03:07 PM
Its 90 degrees, the AC is out and it will be three days until the HVAC company can come for a review…and oh, by the way…I’m 8 months pregnant. That’s the situation we had recently. My husband and I own a rental home in the neighborhood…we bought it when I couldn’t sell it. Glad that doesn’t happen too often! We have a warranty on the home and this particular company requires us to use their vendor who was backlogged from the high temperatures kicking into gear. Insult to injury…the home was built in 1990 and needed to find the right size (12 comments)
City of Carmel Indiana State of the Town - 06/05/11 03:07 PM
Mayor Brainard along with most of the residents of Carmel think it is a wonderful place to live. From the top rated Carmel school system to the many parks and trails it offers and the new Arts District downtown; it is notably a great choice to live and raise a family. Mayor Brainard in a discussion last week talked about the growth of Carmel, from 25,000 to 80,000 in the last 15 years. The parks and green space has increased to over 800 acres. The new Monon Center has brought even more to do in Carmel. Businesses continue to want to (0 comments)
Maintenance Free Living at Britton Falls in Fishers - 06/03/11 04:44 PM
Originally posted at My Fishers Blog Pulte or Del Webb has a great over 55 community in Fishers called Britton Falls. To live at Del Webb you need to have one resident over the age of 55 and no on under the age of 19 as a permanent resident. You will enjoy all of the outdoor maintenance done for you; no mowing or snow removal! There is a golf course, an indoor pool, outdoor pool, fitness center, tennis courts and walking paths. There are various floor plans ranging in price from $175,000 to $285,000 depending on what your preferences are. The monthly maintenance fees (6 comments)
Farmers Markets in Geist - 06/02/11 08:50 AM
Originally posted at My IndyWaterfront Blog There are so many great reasons to visit a Farmer's Market including supporting your community (specifically the farmers), helping the environment and getting fresh food! Here is a quick list of Farmer's Market locations near the Geist area: Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 8115 Oaklandon Road every Thursday from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saxony Market on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 13578 East 131st Street. There will be live music on Saturday June 4th! Go Green Farmers Market at Lawrence United Methodist Church located at 5200 N Shadeland on Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. Abundant (8 comments)
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