February 3rd, 2016
beautifully landscaped and staged

5 Tips to Sell a Home Fast

What are the 5 most important things to know when selling your house?  It’s basic!


Stand across the street and honestly assess how your home presents itself – is it clean, painted, well landscaped and weeded with fresh mulch? Does the mailbox need replaced? Does trim need paint?  Now, stand at the front door – is the front porch free of cobwebs, is the door freshly painted?  Remember, the buyer is looking around while the Realtor unlocks the front door.


I know it sounds like an overused phrase, but the buyer wants to see your home as a blank slate where they can envision their things – not yours.  The fewer excess items in the home, the larger it will look and feel…so rent a storage unit and remove the extra furniture and knickknacks, and remove at least one third from your closets.  Simplify and neutralize as if it were a model home, because that’s exactly what it is while it is on the market.


Most buyers want a “move in ready” home, not a “fixer upper”.  The easiest ways to accomplish this is with fresh paint, new light fixtures, and new plumbing fixtures.  But the kitchen often sells your house – and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Put in new counters and backsplash, new hardware, and consider a stainless appliance package that is often on sale at a very reasonable price.  Unless your carpet is nearly new, consider replacing.  Your Realtor is often a great resource for vendors who can provide the perfect product at the best price.


Sellers often think they should price the home high to test the market – thinking they can lower the price later if it doesn’t sell.  The truth is, the most activity is in the first 30 days.  In fact, the National Association of Realtors says that if you have not received an offer after 12 showings, the price is too high.  Additionally, after a home sits on the market for an extended period of time, buyers and, many times Realtors, assume there is something wrong with the house – either in condition or floor plan.


Morning, evenings or weekends and often with little notice, you never know when “your buyer” will call to see your home. You don’t want to turn down a showing because you didn’t load the dishwasher or make the beds.  Also, leave when your house is shown so your potential buyer can discuss the pros and cons and feel free to look around without feeling like an intruder.

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Westfield, Indiana

August 28th, 2015

Westfield, Indiana was named one of the top 50 Best Places to Live in the US by CNN Money Magazine in 2013.  One of the premier towns in Central Indiana, Westfield is the home to Grand Park with over 400 acres making up 20 fields in this largest of it’s kind sports complex.   Situated less than 20 miles from the center of Indianapolis, this town is loved for it’s easy commute, award winning schools, lovely homes, and fabulous family atmosphere.


Top Town

Grand Park

Grand Park

Carmel, IN

August 28th, 2015

Carmel, Indiana 

carmel arts

From shopping at upscale Clay Terrace Lifestyle Mall to walking and shopping the trendy Arts & Design District, there is something for every taste.  Enjoy performances from music to theater and dance at the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts.


Voted one of the Best Places to Live by Money Magazine


Fishers, IN

August 28th, 2015

Fishers Indiana is located just northeast of Indianapolis and is considered part of Metro Indy.  With a wide range of home prices, this suburb is home to many happy residents.

Fishers Station

Fishers Station

Cicero, IN

August 28th, 2015

Cicero Indiana is a northern suburb or Indianapolis.  A small town on Morse Lake, it represents all that is best in the Midwest.  Cicero - lake

Cicero IN

Transportation Museum Train

Noblesville, Indiana

August 28th, 2015
Noblesvilles Historic Courthouse

Noblesvilles Historic Courthouse



Noblesville, Indiana is the county seat of Hamilton County with a wonderful mix of historic downtown, Morse Lake featuring waterfront home communities, and trendy shopping at Hamilton Town Center.