How Many REALTORS Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?
Whenever people ask me: "Kristie, what's the easiest and cheapest thing to do before hitting the market?" The answer is easy -- especially since it is also my greatest pet peeve...
Wait for it....LIGHTBULBS! Whether I walk into a church, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 18, 2022 in Selling a home
Get Your House Ready For Sale!
Believe it or not, there are lots of things you can do to prep your house for a sale without even going to the store.
Your real estate plans don’t have to be completely on hold even while we’ve hit the pause button on other parts of ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 13, 2020 in Selling a home
Our best home transformation hack: TayMac covers!
Before listing a house, I have a long list of things I recommend homeowners replace or update to attract the right buyers and sell the home faster.
Some things are basic but create an immediate ‘wow’ to potential buyers, such as ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 21, 2019 in Selling a home
Is your home ready to sell to the 'activity generation'?
Indianapolis REALTOR Kristie Smith explains how the characteristics of Gen Xers—the “activity generation”—influence how and why they buy certain homes and not others. Is your listing optimized for the activity generation? ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 12, 2017 in Selling a home
Do I have to replace my appliances to sell my home?
Many of our listing clients ask us if they need to update their kitchen appliances before selling their home. As you might guess, there are no hard and fast rules. It really depends on a number of factors: the home’s price point, what the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 23, 2017 in Selling a home
Transform your outdated home to ensure a quick sale
The condition of your home is one of the most important factors in attracting buyers and getting your home sold fast. In today’s market, busy buyers short on money, time and handyman skills want to purchase a move-in ready home. No outdated ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 15, 2016 in Selling a home
Preparing to sell
Have you ever put a house up for sale before? Holy schinkes, I see why people don’t do it very often.
Earlier this year, my wife and I decided we were going to move. We’d only been here a couple of years, but found a house we really ...
Posted by Pete Gilbert on July 1, 2015 in Selling a home
Getting your Indy home ready to sell – Part II
inteSelling your home can be an emotional process and often an overwhelming one. The Indy Homes Team will guide you through each step in the process to ensure it’s the most enjoyable and profitable experience it can be.
In Getting Your Indy ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 14, 2014 in Selling a home
YES, you MUST update your home to sell it!
“Do I really have to make updates in order to sell my home?”
This is the number-one question I get as a Realtor today, and the answer is always YES—in this market, to sell your home, you have to make updates. In short, your home ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 12, 2012 in Selling a home