What I wish I had known before buying my first home
I bought my first home in 2004, I was only 24 years old at the time. I believed that I had a firm grasp on “adulting,” and when I look back it is rather silly the things I thought I knew about homeownership that I really had no clue ...
Posted by Sarah Callahan on November 17, 2017 in Buying a Home
Relocating with Eli Lilly? We can help!
If you’re an Eli Lilly and Company new-hire or are thinking about taking a job with Lilly, the Indy Homes Team offers a full menu of relocation services that will help you become familiar with Indianapolis, find a new home in a neighborhood ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 12, 2017 in Relocation
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
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
Getting your Indy home ready to sell – Part I
First impressions are everything when you’re trying to sell your Indianapolis home, even with record-low real estate inventory. It’s a great time to list and sell your home but remains crucial to put your home’s best foot forward ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 21, 2014 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
Sell then buy, or buy then sell?
Many clients come to me with this chicken-and-egg dilemma: “Should I sell my home first and then search for my perfect new home, or should I find the perfect home and then sell?” Well, as with many dilemmas, it just depends. There are ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on December 5, 2011 in Selling a home