seller information: How Much Will it Cost to Sell My Greenwood Home? - 09/08/16 05:03 AM
Recent Seller Question:  “What expenses should I expect when selling my Greenwood home and how much money will I actually walk away with when it’s all said and done?” 
 Great Question!  Isn’t this what everyone really wants to know?
There are several different expenses involved when selling a house in Greenwood or anywhere in Indiana.  Some are part of the actual transaction while others are miscellaneous costs which may be overlooked, like repairs needed to get the home ready or movers and storage.  A seller may also agree to make some repairs to the property as a result of the buyer’s inspection.  Depending on the condition of the … (1 comments)

seller information: Help! I'm a First Time Seller. How does this all work?? - 09/08/16 05:00 AM
Recent Seller Question:  "Help!  I’ve never sold a house before.  Where do I start?  What are the steps in the process?"
 Great Question!
 There are 100’s of steps involved in the home sale process and no two transactions are exactly alike, but we’ve put together a list of the most common activities so you’ll know what to expect!
Listing Process:
Invite Real Estate Agent to tour your home (Don't worry - it doesn't need to be "show ready") Ask lots of questions & decide if this is who you want to hire -- if not, keep looking! Determine the List Price based on your Broker's recommendations Sign Listing Contracts Get … (2 comments)

seller information: Seller's Market? Buyer's Market? Help! - 09/08/16 04:50 AM
So what's the difference between a Buyer's Market and a Seller's Market?  Should I care?Like most professions, real estate has its own vocabulary and to those not “in the business” at times it may seem like a foreign language!   There has been a lot of press this spring about a “Seller’s Market” in Indianapolis.  What does this mean and how is it different from a Buyer’s Market?
In a Seller’s Market there is a shortage of homes available for purchase, which in turn increases the odds of multiple offers and drives up prices.  Just last week the Hoagland Group showed a property in Irvington the … (0 comments)

seller information: 7 Ways To Speed Clean For A Last Minute Showing - 06/25/15 04:58 AM
Great ideas to make that last minute showing possible!  It's amazing what you can get done in 15 minutes when you put your mind to it!
7 Ways To Speed Clean For A Last Minute Showing It’s been a crazy day, the house is a wreck; the phone rings, it’s an agent with clients in her car outside your home.  She asks if she can show the home. You ask her to give you 15 minutes.  Of course, you want to have her show it: These might be your buyers.
Okay, now for the marathon 7 Ways To Speed Clean For A Last Minute Showing.
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seller information: Prep for Spring Buyers during the Winter Months! - 02/13/13 10:03 PM
In Greenwood and Indianapolis (and, well, all of Central Indiana), winter can be down-right gloomy. Looking forward to Spring seems to be what keeps everyone going!
This article by Mark Nash is all about using the mid-winter months, when contractors are looking for work, to do minor remodeling/renovations to your home to prepare it for sale in the Spring (realestate's busiest time)! Even if you're not currently in the  market to sell your home, you may still want to take a look at the suggestions and keep them in mind whenever you do decide that it's time to move!
And, of course, … (4 comments)

seller information: Home Values in Center Grove Greenwood IN - 08/22/11 11:11 AM
Find Home Values in Center Grove - Greenwood IN.
Find out what your neighbors homes are selling for or check out the price in any Greenwood neighborhood.  Updated reports will be emailed to you every 4 weeks!
 
 
 

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seller information: The "Big Six" Home Selling Factors - 08/03/11 08:49 AM
We wanted to share a great blog written by a fellow agent.  She sells in a different part of the country, but the "Big Six" selling factors are exactly the same if you are selling a home in Indianapolis.  -- Steve and Tonda



Although they can be stated in different ways there are only six factors that affect the sale of a home.
It is important for you, as the seller, to understand who or what has control over them and how they impact on each other.
You control 3 of the 6 The Market controls 2 of the 6 … (2 comments)

seller information: Spring Projects in Indianapolis? - Call Indiana811 before you dig! - 04/29/11 10:41 AM
Spring Projects in Indianapolis? - Call Indiana 811 before you dig!
Yes, it's spring in Indianapolis, and that means homeowners are busy tackling those outdoor projects -- planting trees, putting up fences, installing basketball goals....right?
So how do you find out where those pesky power lines are buried BEFORE you start your project?  It's easy, just call Indiana811 before you dig!  Take a look:
 
 
 
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seller information: Cream of the Crop, Bottom Feeder or Somewhere In Between???? - 10/13/10 09:34 AM
 
Cream of the Crop, Bottom Feeder or Somewhere In Between?
Why do some houses sell while others seem to forever linger in the sea of inventory?  Well, it seems there are several different levels to this sea of inventory in Indianapolis and buyers are either skimming off the cream or diving deep under and feeding on the bottom!   --  Everything in between is invisible!
Levels of the Inventory Sea!
Cream of the Crop...  Offer the most features, best price, best location, most updates, best finishes, best condition -- You get the idea!  They float along the top, waiting for buyers to quickly gobble them … (2 comments)

seller information: Guaranteed Buyouts Cost Sellers $$$$$ - 07/28/10 10:39 AM

 
 
Guaranteed Buyouts Cost Sellers $$$$
One of our former clients in sent us an email today.  They are considering building a new home in Indianapolis and want to find a Realtor or builder who is willing to offer a Guaranteed Buy Out.  Are we interested?  Here was our response.....
 
 
 
We have never taken on a Guaranteed Buyout because we don’t feel it is in the best interests of our clients.  In essence, to provide a GBO we would have to hedge the risk of selling your home.  To do that we would have to offer … (2 comments)

seller information: Capturing the "Eyes" of Buyers - 10/07/09 07:04 AM
"Distribution vs Destination"
"It's in the MLS, right?"
That was the number one question from Indianapolis area sellers - in 1990!  Just like today's seller, they wanted to ensure that their listing was visible to every potential buyer, and the local MLS was the single place that published listing information.  Every month the book was printed and distributed to real estate agents.  If your home was on the market it was "in there".  If not, it was nearly invisible to everyone.  
But it's 2009 and the MLS is no longer published in a book -- it's progressed to the internet.  Yet many seller's still ask "I'll be in the … (2 comments)

seller information: Selling Your First House? -- Here's the Scoop! Part 1 - 08/13/09 09:53 AM
You don't have to look too far to find lots of information for "First Time Home Buyers" -- but what about First Time Sellers? 
Meeting with many first time sellers in the Indianapolis area over the last several years, we've discovered they have lots of questions.  They're ready to move, but often don't understand how the process works, how long it takes, what to expect and how much it costs.   Often, after chatting for awhile, they come to the conclusion that it's not the right time for them.  Maybe they owe more than their home is worth.  Maybe their credit score … (4 comments)

seller information: Are Your Tax Dollars Leading Us Out of the Recession? - 07/17/09 04:11 AM

By now we've all heard about the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit -- I mean, who hasn't?   In fact, if you're already a homeowner, you're probably a little frustrated and maybe even a tad resentful.  After all, you could have used $8000 when you bought your first house!

But many experts say it's the  housing market which will lead us out of the recession,  so the important question is -- is the stimulus working?  In Indianapolis and surrounding areas like Greenwood and Carmel, the answer is a definite "Yes".   Early in the year, first time buyers were trickling into the market, but in the last … (0 comments)

seller information: Are You Ready For Some Good News Indiana? - 02/20/09 05:25 AM
   
It's not often that Indiana makes the national news, yet recently we've been getting a lot of attention -- and not for the right reasons!  Yes, it's been in the papers and on the news -- Elkhart Indiana has the highest unemployment rate in the Country.   Even President Obama visited the area to market his economic stimulus package. 
Well, here's some good news that you may have missed, Indiana also has the most affordable housing.  According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index released Thursday, falling home prices have led to the most affordable housing market in at … (2 comments)

 
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