Indianapolis Real Estate

No One Sells a House in Winter (Or Do They?)

Heat Things Up In The Winter One of the biggest myths in real estate is that no one sells their house in winter. Buyers aren’t looking, and sellers don’t want to deal with moving in the cold. Sound about right? Not even close. In fact, the best month in my first year of real estate…

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Come See Us at the Indy Home Show!

The Show Awaits! We’re going to be at the Indy Home Show from January 23rd – February 1st! That’s 10 glorious days of all things HOME. We’re excited to meet with homeowners who want a better way to sell their house than the way it’s always been done. No 6% or 7% commission (that’s crazy!),…

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Commissions: Where Your Money Really Goes

Realtor’s Best Kept Secret Have you ever wondered how real estate agents get paid? Maybe you assume they get the entire commission after closing (some do!). Or maybe you assume that your agent only gets a small portion after their managing broker takes their cut (this is true for many agents). Let’s delve into the…

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Needle in a Haystack

People: Life’s Best Gift So as my last post before Christmas, I thought I’d take a break from sharing the problems in the real estate industry and share one of the positives. There are, though they are often overshadowed, some really great things happening in real estate. Now when I say “great things,” what I…

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Here’s Your Sign

We Enjoy Being Different Than The Rest When you think of how real estate agents market themselves, you probably think of things like billboards, grocery carts, and newspaper ads. It seems like everywhere you turn, you see ads of highly coiffed agents posing with SOLD signs or grinning over their shoulders (Glamor Shots made a…

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I Have a Question

How To Be Ready With Answers Your real estate agent is going to ask you a million questions. How old is the roof? What’s the best way to reach you? Can I put a lockbox on the front door? Does the refrigerator stay with the house? And on and on and on… All that is…

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Is Bigger Really Better?

Sometimes, bigger is way better. Bigger ice cream cones are better than smaller ones. Bigger bonus checks are better than smaller checks. And bigger diamonds are better than smaller diamonds (my friend Jenni Ruiz thought I should add that last one to the list). But bigger things can also mean bigger challenges. A bigger tax…

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To Prequalify or Not To Prequalify…That is the Question.

Ring Ring Ring… The phone rings. You answer. “Hi, I saw the house you have for sale at 123 Main St. Can we see it tomorrow at noon?” What should you say? Here’s a hint – it’s not YES!!!!!! Why Should You Say No While the desire to show your house to every potential buyer…

A Highly Trained Professional?

Getting a license to cut someone’s hair is no small thing. According to www.in.gov/pla, cosmetologists in the state of Indiana must have a MINIMUM of 1500 hours of education before they are eligible to apply for a license. Wowza! As reported by www.hackcollege.com, the cost of that education has an average price tag of $4,420….

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Realtor or Heart Surgeon?

You’re Going To Need To Sit Down. No, really, find a seat. I don’t want you to get hurt when you fall down after reading the following disturbing material. How much do you think a heart surgeon makes per hour? According to www.healthcare-salaries.com, heart surgeons make wages starting at $93 dollars an hour. With little…