Benefits of Listing Your House in the Fall

I think it is common knowledge that listing your house in the spring time is the most fall photo with logopopular time but did you know that fall listings can be just a successful.  Think about it… most people who are house shopping want to make sure they have found their new home before the harshest part of the winter hits.  This ensures that those buyers are more serious, make quicker decisions, and want to speed the process along just as quickly as you, the seller, does.

Curb appeal is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of selling a home. If you can’t get them interested from the outside there is not much of a chance they will even take the time to see the inside.  And really, what better backdrop can you have to your home than the deep, rich, and beautiful colors of the fall leaves.  You can’t buy this type of home staging!

The fall weather also helps to encourage potential home buyers to set up roots.  With the chill in the air the desire to nestle into a cozy, warm home is almost instinctual.  Increase the appeal by lighting a fire in the fireplace, baking a batch of cookies, and adding warm, earth tones to the interior of your home.  All of these will help the buyer feel at home and comfortable.

If you are considering selling your house soon but thought you should wait until spring… don’t! We can help you figure out the best home selling plan, price, and timeline.  Feel free to contact us with any questions! We look forward to hearing from you!

Looking for a Summerlake Home?

We know how popular Summerlake is…and we have a move-in ready listing for you!

summerlake

9262 W. Rising Sun Drive // $169,900

Here are some highlights:

* 3,374 square feet
* 4/5 bedrooms
* 2.5 bathrooms
* Immaculate condition
* Open floorplan
* Back patio overlooking water
* Eat-in kitchen with center island
* Main level office/5th bedroom
* Family room with gas fireplace
* Formal dining room
* Upstairs bonus room/family room
* Master bath with garden tub and separate shower
* Upgrades galore!
* Pendleton schools
* Neighborhood park, pool, club house, basketball courts, volleyball courts

Click here to learn more! Contact us today to schedule a showing.

What’s Your Home Worth?

Are you curious about your home’s worth?
A comparative market analysis (CMA) is key to providing real estate value. This is where real estate professionals, like me, show you what your competition is…spelled out in black and white.
loan_prequalify
As your Realtor, I compile data from the Metro Indianapolis Board of Realtors to create the CMA to determine where your home will stand in comparison to other homes on the market, and those which have recently sold, to determine the highest possible asking price.The CMA is qualified and quantified, and is typically designed to give a quick snapshot of information such as number of bedrooms and baths, approximate square footage, amenities, age of the home, property taxes, and more. The Comparative Market Analysis can go be put together for years ago, a month or a week ago. CMA’s can cover areas as narrow as one or two streets surrounding your home, or as broad as an entire subdivision like Summerlake, Fox Run, Hickory Hills, Fiddlers Green, etc.
What isn’t included in the CMA are factors such as the emotional appeal to buyers based upon subjective things such as curb appeal, interior decor, color, lighting, room flow, paint colors, etc. Some of these things ultimately create a higher price (or lower price) than the home next door. At the end of each home’s information on the CMA report there will be a brief statement provided by the listing agent. This statement is usually a combination of fact and subjective opinion, and will generally cover selling points. It could be anything from “kitchen and master bath completely remodeled in 2010” to “Charming! Must see!” For privacy reasons, the CMA that is offered for public consumption does not list every piece of information that has been obtained by the seller’s agent. It will give the what, when, where, but it won’t give the who (the seller’s identity) and the why (why the home is being put up for sale.) This is to protect the seller’s privacy and to keep from inadvertently giving the buyer an advantage in a distress situation.
The CMA is clearly a selling tool and should be interpreted by a professional or with complete objectivity by the seller or buyer. Remember that the CMA is also a buying tool; it is taken just as seriously by the buyer and his agent. As a seller, you are going to use the CMA to ask the highest possible price for your home; as a buyer, you would use it to find reasons to either choose or eliminate your home, and to arrive at the lowest price possible.

 

If you would like to discuss your very own comparative market analysis for your home click here!

 

New Pendleton Schools Listing!

We have a beautiful three-bedroom, two-bathroom home listing in Fall Creek Heights!

Slack-23

This adorable and affordable brick ranch is located in Pendleton school district and has many updates. The kitchen features a bar area and all appliances stay. Outdoors, you will enjoy meticulous landscaping, a covered front porch and back patio…perfect for summertime entertaining and relaxation. The back yard is fenced and has two sheds; the larger one even has electricity.

Contact us to make your appointment today to see this home with the best curb appeal in the neighborhood!

The Fifty-K Giveaway Winner Is Announced!

Kindergarten teacher, Susan Beran, has 50,000 more reasons to love her Keller Williams real estate agent.

Susan was the winner of $50,000 mobile app giveaway to allow her to move into the home of her dreams!

KW_MobileApp_ContestWinner-2Thank you to everyone who participated here in Indiana! Click here to read the full story on the winner.

What Kind of Home Are You Looking to Buy?

Are you looking for land to build, a country retreat, a home in town Pendleton or close to town for easy access to schools, the park and shopping?

We have listings in a wide variety of locations!

21265434

 

Land to Build: Our Noblesville listing at 16555 East SR 32, features 15.5 acres with woods, a creek and plenty of room to build your dream home. Hamilton County/HSE Schools. This hidden treasure of land is can be viewed if you click here.

Neighborhood Living: We have several listings within popular Pendleton neighborhoods.

8762 Carriage Lane // Fiddlers Green: This is an immaculate, one-owner, four-bedroom, three full bath family home. The home has a formal living area, open kitchen/dining rm w/breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, center island and desk. Kitchen opens to cozy family rm with vaulted ceiling, fireplace and looks out to the “park like” fenced back yard. The Master has vaulted ceiling, private bath with oversized soaking tub. Click here for more.

100 West Hillsboro Drive // Falconhurst: This cul-de-sac home is a cozy, all brick ranch with open concept featuring three bedrooms (split bedroom floorplan), two full baths, beautiful laminate flooring, vaulted ceilings, and cozy fireplace. Enjoy summer evenings on the wood deck off back of house overlooking the large yard. Click here for more.

120 Blue Spruce Drive // Pines at Deerfield: This home features a great floor plan with an open concept living room, dining area and family room (previously model home). The home features a split bedroom floor plan, laminate flooring, vaulted ceilings, whole house sound system, and new stainless steel appliances. Master with dual sinks, stand-up shower and walk-in closet. New door leading to patio makes for perfect for entertaining and fenced back yard (no neighbors behind). Click here for more. 

In Town Living:

– 111 South East Street: This historic Loy house is a turn of the century Victoria/Gingerbread home (built 1898) which boasts tons of character and charm. Many original features intact including fixtures, elaborate interior and exterior trim work and open stairway. This home features four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2842 sq ft plus a two-car detached garage. Click here for more.

We have so many incredible homes listed, plus access to those all around town and beyond. If you’re in the market for a new home, contact us to get started!

 

 

 

FIfty-K Giveaway Update!

So, many of you were eager to register to win $50,000 with the Keller Williams mobile app giveaway. We had a TREMENDOUS response to the contest! We were so excited as a team to see the numbers coming in each day for those of you who took the time to download the app, enter my agent code and register to win your own stack of cash from Keller Williams!

march-mania

As an internal competition among our Keller Williams Indy Metro NE office, I was delighted to learn at our March Mania awards meeting that I won the Mobile App Download Contest within our office, based upon the downloads! Keller Williams awarded me with an incredible trip to Naples, Florida! And, to add delight to that announcement, KW Indy Metro NE handed out an assortment of awesome prizes to its Realtors for the hard work. The grand prize was a 60″ Samsung TV and I won that as well! WOW!

I am so proud to be a part of such an incredible team of Realtors and to see my own personal team expanding and successful. Thanks everyone for your support in this fun contest!

The national winner has yet to be announced, so stay tuned! We hope one of YOU takes home that grand prize!

Have a great weekend…and thank you for allowing me to help you in your real estate needs! I am grateful!