Holliday Farms - Zionsville's new country club community
With a unanimous vote on July 2, the Zionsville Town Council approved the rezoning of 597 rural acres at Michigan and Willow roads that will become a luxury community in the heart of Zionsville. And while Zionsville already has an ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on August 17, 2018 in Zionsville
Carmel’s hot new neighborhood: Jackson’s Grant on Williams Creek
Steeped in history and imbued with natural beauty and classic architecture, Jackson’s Grant on Williams Creek is one of Carmel’s newest and hottest neighborhood developments. Nestled between Spring Mill Road and Clay Center Road just ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 31, 2018 in Carmel
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
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
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
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
Benefits of a prelisting inspection outweigh its cost
Traditionally, after a buyer makes an offer on a home, they order a home inspection to uncover any issues, big and small, with the home. If the results are less than favorable, the buyer may try to renegotiate the selling price of the home. Or if ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on October 24, 2016 in Selling a home
Hire a Realtor (and don’t rely on Zillow) when shopping for a home
We here at the Indy Homes Team love Zillow for the fact that it connects home buyers and sellers with great Realtors who can help them with all their realty needs (check our stellar Zillow reviews if you’re looking for a Realtor!). Not only ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on September 21, 2016 in Buying a Home
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
Don’t let emotions dictate your home buying decision
Ah, love. Who doesn’t want to experience the rush of falling in love? Falling in love with another person is wonderful, but beware falling in love with a house! As a long-time Realtor, I’ve seen many buyers treat the home search like ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 12, 2016 in Buying 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
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
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
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
Choosing a custom home builder: Top considerations
Custom homebuilding in Indianapolis can be intimidating—it was to me initially. From guiding numerous buyers through a custom home build, I’ve learned many pitfalls to avoid and experienced many happy stories. Before putting a shovel in ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on March 31, 2014 in Building a home
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
How’s a brand-new home sound to you?
New home in Fishers under construction
Indianapolis new home construction plays an integral part of the Indy real estate landscape. For some buyers, new is the only way to go. For others, the low inventory of Indianapolis homes leaves no other ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on January 30, 2014 in Building 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
Does home ownership in Indianapolis matter?
Regularly I am asked, “Why do you work so much?” or “What motivates you?” Well, if you know me, you know that I’m not strongly motivated by money. So, why do I continue to work long hours and oftentimes nights and ...
Posted by Kristie Smith on July 10, 2012 in Buying a Home