Don't Let Frightening Economic Headlines Scare You!
There is a great deal of anxiety right now regarding the coronavirus pandemic. The health situation must be addressed quickly, and many are concerned about the impact on the economy and the real estate market as well.
Amidst all this anxiety, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 26, 2020 in Economy
Introducing the BEST Indy real estate website - the NEW IndyHomes.com
After many months of hard work, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the NEW IndyHomes.com. Chock-full of information you won’t find anywhere else and cutting-edge functionality, we’ve built the site around you, our end user. ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 22, 2018 in Indianapolis
7 reasons to hire a Realtor when building a new home
The Indianapolis Business Journal recently reported that area builders are off to the best first half of the year since 2007. These results are a reflection of how far the market has come since the housing bust of 2008, as well as the current low ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 30, 2016 in Building 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
Selling your home? Look for these four qualities in an Indianapolis real estate agent
Selling a home is a big deal, and so is finding the right person to help you with this important transaction. If you’re planning to sell your Indianapolis home, shop around for the right agent who embodies these four nonnegotiable qualities:
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 16, 2015 in Selling a home
What do craft beer and real estate have in common?
Just over a year ago, I had a single conversation (over a couple of beers) that altered my seemingly predictable future. Who would have guessed that today I would be passing out business cards for Indy’s newest craft brewery, Tow Yard Brewing? ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 20, 2014 in Entrepreneurship
5 building trends in Indy
Building a new home in Indy is a great solution to the low inventory of homes on the market. Spring marks the busiest season to break ground on a new home in order to schedule a move-in date before school starts back at the end of summer. The Indy ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 12, 2014 in Building a home
Carmel homes with 4-car garages
The Indy Homes team is catching onto some new trends in the Carmel real estate market this year. One request that keeps coming from our buyers is more garage space—higher ceilings, more depth. Trucks and SUVs grow taller and wider, requiring ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 3, 2014 in Carmel
Housing hits biggest high in seven years. Are you on board?
In 2007, the housing market took the biggest blow many of us have ever seen. It’s been a slow and hard road to today’s improved real estate landscape. The Indianapolis housing market continues to show strong signs of ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 7, 2014 in Buying a Home
5 reasons Indianapolis needs you to list your home NOW
Indy Homes Team listing
The 2013 Indianapolis real estate market demonstrated improvements with increased home sales prices and lower inventory of foreclosures. The Indy Homes Team facilitated multiple-offer scenarios for our clients listing homes ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 15, 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
The pitfalls of For Sale By Owner and how a REALTOR adds value
A friend of a friend has been trying to sell her starter home For Sale By Owner (FSBO) for several months now. I’ve seen pictures of the home on Facebook—it’s very well kept and has updated features throughout. Yet it sits and sits ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 13, 2012 in Selling a home
Welcome to my new blog!
I’ve wanted to write a blog for a long time now, so I’m excited to finally have this up and running! Those of you who know me know that I’m passionate about my clients and my real estate business, as well as our wonderful city, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on November 30, 2011 in Kristie Fun