Kill the Clutter!

There’s a reason REALTORS® always advise home sellers to remove all clutter when selling their homes. The difference is remarkable! The clutter-free home often looks like a new one entirely, and homeowners even wonder how their home could look that good. You don’t have to wait to sell your home to make it look better. Plus, clutter can physically and mentally stress us out….

Best Time to List a Home

As a Realtor, I often hear the question of “when should I put my home on the market?” or “when is the best time to try to sell my home?” The answer is right now! Spring is a great time to put your home on the market. Buyers take advantage of the warmer weather and sunshine to start looking and…

Does a New Roof Add Value to My Home?

Families selling their homes in the greater Indianapolis area including Zionsville, Carmel, and Brownsburg are often confused about their new roof’s value in the market. They assume that their home with the new roof is worth more than the one just sold down the street with the older roof. Often they are disappointed to hear me say that the reality…

Getting Out of a Purchase Agreement

So you think you found your dream home and you’ve signed a purchase agreement. However, that dream home doesn’t seem so dreamy anymore and you’ve decided you want out of the purchase agreement – what do you do now? If the seller has taken the home off of the market and has kept their end of the contract, you are…

Should I Sign A Buyer’s Exclusive Agency Contract?

I recently received a call from a potential client who asked me to show her a home for sale. I told her I’d be happy to help; however, in the process of getting some information from her, she told me she had signed a Buyer’s Exclusive Agency Contract. A Buyer’s Exclusive Agency Contract (also called simply a Buyer’s Agency Agreement)…

Do I Want Your Business?

Recently, a potential client asked me if I would help her purchase a home, noting that she had received my name from an employee at Angie’s List. I said, “Sure, I want your business!” She then commented that she had read about me on my website, that I have been married for many years and that her lifestyle might change…

Macro-level Home Price Statistics Provide False Hope

I have to shake my head when I read the home price statistics each month. Personally, I think macro home pricing statistics are meaningless. Whether or not the price goes up or down in a market area is basically useless information. Allow me to explain… Home pricing is about microeconomics, not macroeconomics. In other words, it is most useful to…

Spring Home Sale Planning Begins in the Fall

If you are planning on listing your home for sale next spring, the beginning of fall is the best time to ensure you have good curb appeal for the prime spring selling season. I want my Brownsburg, Zionsville, Carmel and the rest of my Indianapolis-area clients to know that curb appeal is still critical to get people into your home…

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