Translation, please? Understanding Indy-speak
Like any city, Indianapolis has its own vernacular. We’ve compiled this glossary to help demystify this jargon for Indy newbies. Study and practice—in no time, you’ll sound like a local!
Boilermakers—The nickname for Purdue ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 13, 2023 in Relocation
School spotlight: Allisonville Elementary School
Washington Township has excellent public schools, and we often get questions about one of its elementaries, Allisonville Elementary School. In fact, we’ve helped many families move within the school’s boundaries for the specific reason ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on February 15, 2018 in Indianapolis
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
Tired of the Chicago grind? Give Indianapolis a look
We get it—Chicago is an amazing city with so much to see and do. But it can be impersonal, expensive, frustrating and COLD! If you’re re-thinking the rat race of Chicago living, we invite you to give Indianapolis a look. Indy offers a ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 19, 2017 in Indianapolis
How the Indy Homes Team finds homes for its real estate clients
Finding homes for clients in the inventory-starved market of Indianapolis isn’t easy, but REALTOR Kristie Smith explains how the Indy Homes Team goes above and beyond by prospecting for homes for those who are ready to buy.
Ready to buy? Our ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 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
Congrats; you’re moving! And, since you are a grown-up making your next move, you can’t just borrow your friend’s pickup truck for your bed and dresser, throw the rest of your stuff in the trunk of your car and be done. Chances ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 22, 2015 in Relocation
Six ways to make Indianapolis moving easier for your kids
We’re moving. Not far. Just a couple miles up the road…but for kids, a move is a move. It doesn’t matter if it’s two miles or 2000 miles. Moving’s isn’t easy on kids. They don’t/can’t see the big ...
Posted by Pete Gilbert on May 13, 2015 in Relocation
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
Moving to Indy: What is the best Internet and cable provider?
People moving to another city like Indianapolis usually do not know which provider offers the best Internet or cable service. It might not be the first thing you think of when moving, but it should definitely be one of the things you check ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 17, 2015 in Indianapolis
3 things to know before you move to Indy
Even after living in Indiana for nearly two decades and selling real estate all over central Indiana, I still learn new things about our state daily. For example, when someone tells me that they are from Peru or Mexico, they may actually mean the ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on June 28, 2014 in Relocation
Using Paths to QUALITY to find an Indy childcare center
Finding childcare for children can be one of the most daunting tasks for any family and especially for families relocating to Indianapolis. Without an established referral network, relocation families often rely on what ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 25, 2014 in Better living
How one family found a nanny for their Carmel home
We recently posted some tips on how to find a nanny in Indianapolis. After talking to some families, the Indy Homes Team wanted share one family’s experience.
“What’s right for one child may be different for the third.”
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 7, 2014 in Indianapolis
How to find a nanny in Indianapolis
One of the top questions our Indy Homes Team is asked by families relocating to Indianapolis is how to find quality childcare—in-home or a daycare center. Each family’s childcare needs varies greatly from another family’s. For ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on April 4, 2014 in Kids
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
Going mobile in Indianapolis: Which cell phone provider is best?
“What cell phone provider is best in Indianapolis?” This is a question our team is asked often from clients relocating to Indy. Choosing a cell phone provider can be a tough decision especially since every service claims to be better, ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 18, 2013 in Indianapolis
A guide to Indianapolis private high schools
In my role as relocation director at Keller Williams Realty, I am often asked about Indianapolis' private high schools. Indianapolis offers a wide variety of private high schools, large and small, with unique curricula, programs and missions.
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 2, 2012 in Indianapolis
A guide to Indianapolis top employers
As relocation director at Keller Williams Realty, I am often called upon to provide tours of Indianapolis for different corporations’ executive job candidates. One question I’m asked time and again by these candidates is “If I move ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on May 15, 2012 in Relocation
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