5 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom for Under $50

Did you know that you can give your bathroom a well needed facelift without totally bathroombreaking the bank? By following these simple suggestions you will be able to update and essentially renovate one of your most used rooms. (and one of the rooms that potential buyers pay especially close attention to)

* Paint Your Cabinets: You are not doomed to have those light wood colored cabinets forever.  All it takes is a little elbow grease in the form of sandpaper and paint.  One of the most popular colors now is white or a light colored paint that not only modernizes but also makes the space appear brighter and bigger.

* Tile It: What is so great about tiling now is that you don’t need to go through the long, labor intensive process of actual tile but instead use the peel and stick tile.  The final result is almost eerily the same and the cost and work is much lower.

* Paint the Door: While you still have your paint supplies handy you may want to paint the interior door to the bathroom an eye popping color.  This gives the entire room a focal point and brightens it up.

* Change Your Lighting:  More specifically change the glass covering on your lighting.  This is an inexpensive way to purge your old looking bathroom and give it a modern makeover.

* Change Your Towels and Bathmats: This seems simple enough and you will be amazed at the overall change.  As a side note: even if your bathmats come with a fluffy toilet seat cover… don’t use it.  It makes the entire bathroom look very dated!

Looking for a Summerlake Home?

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

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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.
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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!

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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 Risks of Overpriced Homes.

Pricing a home right is so important when selling a home.

The way to be sure your home is priced right is to hire a local real estate professional to market and price your home. Local Realtors know what the realistic prices for homes should be. Their experience and knowledge allows you to be sure your list price will bring buyers. Overpricing your home prevents potential homebuyers from scheduling showings.

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So, what keeps potential buyers from making offers on overpriced homes?

Risk of Embarrassing the Homeowner. If your home is priced too high, potential buyers fear making an offer that is much lower than asking price will insult or embarrass you, the homeowner.

Assumption of Asking Price. Often, buyers make the assumption that you, the homeowner, know you have priced the home too high and won’t sell for less. So, they don’t even consider your home.

Other Offers Declined. Potential buyers may also have the misconception that you, the owner, have already turned down low offers. This is usually not the case, as overpriced homes simply don’t get offers.

Days on the Market Duration. Overpriced homes have a much longer length of days on the market than their competitors who accurately price their homes according to market value.

So if you’re in the market to sell your home, contact us and let us review your home, find comps in the area like it and be sure your home is priced right…to prevent losing the interest of potential buyers.

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.

Mike Surber Joins The Real Estate Pros

The Real Estate Pros announces the addition of a new Realtor to its team. Based in Pendleton, Indiana, it is led by Keller Williams Indy Metro NE market center Top Selling Agent Heather Upton.

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Realtor Mike Surber, a lifetime resident of the area, having grown up in Middletown, brings 20 years of retail sales experience to the team. He enjoys the feeling of seeing a satisfied customer after a transaction has been completed. He also has a long-standing successful career built upon referrals from clients and looks to that wheelhouse for his Realtor success. He prides himself on having clients become friends. Mike enjoys golfing, sports, camping and family time. He has been married for ten years and has two children and a Bassett Hound named Fenway.

“I am delighted to have Mike’s sales experience and customer relationship expertise as an addition to our growing team,” says Upton. “Our team continues to grow to support the market demand. With the backing of Keller Williams, we implement technology and real estate savvy to redefine the home buying and selling experience for our clients.”

About The Real Estate Pros:
The Real Estate Pros is a real estate firm under the umbrella of Keller Williams Realty Inc. Based in Pendleton, Indiana, The Real Estate Pros primarily serves residents and homebuyers in Madison County. The company strives to offer its clients a unique approach to selling and buying homes with its focus on technology and expertise. For more information or to search homes for sale visit The Real Estate Pros at (www.pendletonhomesforsales.com).

About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.:
Keller Williams Realty Inc. is the largest real estate franchise company in the United States, with approximately 700 offices and 80,000 associates around the world. The company has grown exponentially since the opening of the first Keller Williams Realty office in 1983, and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards associates as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information or to search for homes for sale visit Keller Williams Realty online at (www.kw.com). For more information about KW Worldwide, please visit (www.kwworldwide.com).