Looking to buy a home? Make sure your finances are in order
Looking at homes online or with your Realtor is the fun part of buying a home. The not-so-fun—but essential part—is making sure you’re financially ready for one of the largest purchases you’ll probably make. Depending on your ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 8, 2016 in Buying a Home
Do you have what it takes to make it in real estate?
Have you ever considered a career in residential real estate? Contrary to what many might think, working in real estate goes way beyond showing houses.
To be successful in real estate, you must be goal-oriented, ambitious and people-oriented. I ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 20, 2016 in Careers
How to take a break from technology
In this technology-focused world, it’s hard to unplug from digital devices. And sure, modern inventions like smartphones and tablets exist to make your life more convenient and to entertain you. (Who ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 29, 2014 in Better living
Year-round fresh produce delivered to your Indianapolis home
Improving health tops just about everyone on the Indy Homes Team New Year’s resolutions each year—myself included. This year our entire team is taking the Whole30 Challenge in January — nothing processed for 30 days. I also ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 15, 2014 in Better living
Organize your kitchen for cooking with ease
Did you set any cooking goals for 2013? Like me, maybe you want to plan meals in advance, cook more, entertain regularly or keep a clutter-free kitchen. We’ll show you how to organize your kitchen to make cooking easier, fun and hassle-free. ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 1, 2013 in Better living
My duathlon failure!
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
This quote was a loud inspiration for me this weekend when my husband and I eagerly logged in to view the results of my first duathlon at Eagle Creek (a ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 25, 2012 in Kristie Fun
Buy Girl Scout cookies, support a future business woman!
It’s one of my favorite times of the year–Girl Scout cookie season! Just the other day, I caught the local morning news highlighting the kickoff of the 2012 Girl Scout cookie program.
Two hours later… ding-dong at my door. WOW! ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 15, 2012 in Entrepreneurship
Top 10 list of New Year’s resolutions for your home
When the new year arrives, promises and resolutions abound. Here’s the top 10 list of what the resolute home owner should accomplish this year.
Ready for 2012? Here it comes:
Lose weight (cut energy use)
Quit smoking (purify indoor air)
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 31, 2011 in Home maintenance
Setting New Year's goals
Are you setting 2012 goals? If so, you might consider this: telling others your goals makes you LESS LIKELY to achieve them. Why is this true?
According to several psychologists, when you share your goals outloud, you get the psychological ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 27, 2011 in Goals