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This blog will discuss real estate in general as well as information on the market in Indianapolis, IN and the surrounding areas. Information for buyers, sellers, and real estate investors. Buyer and seller reports, tips and tricks to get your home sold fast and for top dollar. Information for buyers to find the home they want for the price they want.

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2006 

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I am looking for some good brain storming ideas on good online referral networks?   I am just looking for 10-15 that can give me just one to two referral per year at least.  I figure with 15 of these, I should be able to easily close an extra 10-15 extra deals per year without doing any work on a...
10/31/2006
I have wrote about something similar to this in the past....other agents that have never got down the idea of what communication is in business.  In other professioanl industry would this be tolerated! Here is my most recent example: Found a bank owned home for a client of mine, we had financing ...
10/31/2006
This topic was brought up on another forum I read on real estate.  I have a property management arm of my company, who also manages my personal rentals for me.  Here in Indianapolis, we have had stagnant growth for the past 5 years, while we watch everywhere else explode with price appreciations....
10/30/2006
I know many people have no luck with internet lead generation, but I have had great success.  Today I closed a 2 month old housevalues lead that was looking for 250-300k homes in the Indianapolis area(average home price here is about 145-150k to give you an idea of relevance to price)  Bought a 2...
10/30/2006
Since I have been rambling on about high-tech tools in many of my blog posts, I thought I would just continue on that theme here tonight.  I don't know how most other real estate MLS systems are setup, but here in Indianapolis, we are only allowed a total of 8 pictures for each listing!  I don't ...
10/27/2006
AVailable for more in on November 1st.   Address is 607 Shining Star Lane.   Looking for that special place to live in a brand new community with great schools? Then check out this stunning, new two story home in the highly sought after Sunchase Edition. Vaulted ceilings, all appliances included ...
10/27/2006
Am amazing home for this price. 3 bedroom 2 bath. Huge windows everywhere. Everything is here except your furniture! Make sure to view the virtual tour for over 50 high quality photos of property. Great for a growing family needing a quality home in the fast growing Avon community. Minutes to sh...
10/27/2006
I have been writing a little the past week or so about applications I am using that makes my job as a real estate broker easier. Here is one additional program I use.  www.foldershare.com   This was a private company, but Microsoft just bought it.  Only good thing that happened after Microsoft bo...
10/26/2006
Something I have been thinking about the past few days. What is a few "free" based areas on the web that you have acquired maybe just one or two closings from each year?  If we have 4-5 of these sites that can generate a few closings a year, that's worth 10 transactions a year...Maybe forums abou...
10/26/2006
Cute and charming home for sale on the east side of Indianapolis.  large double lot in back, fully fenced with mature trees.   Well maintained and ready for move-in with 2 weeks of offer acceptance!  Offered at $65,000     Head over to WWW.MYIndianapolisHome.com and check out hundreds of free buy...
10/25/2006
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