Understanding the Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection
Typically, the home inspection occurs after a buyer has made an offer on your house. It will uncover any problems with the home, whether large or small. Most buyers will use issues found on a home inspection to renegotiate the price of the home or ...
Posted by Paula Henry on April 13, 2017 in Seller Information
How to Have a Wildly Successful Garage Sale
When families move, they often take the opportunity to go sort through their belongings. Oftentimes, they will find that they own more than they realized, so a garage sale ensues.
If you're looking to get rid of some clutter, hosting a garage sale ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 17, 2015 in Seller Information
For Sale By Owner: What It Entails
We love being realtors here at Home to Indy. Buying and selling homes is our business, so we know all the intricate details. But we realize that not everyone may want to work with a realtor. If that's the case, you will be sacrificing a lot of ...
Posted by Paula Henry on February 1, 2015 in Seller Information
Save Yourself the Sweat: Top Indianapolis Moving Companies
If you have an upcoming move, we sympathize with you. Moving can be incredibly overwhelming, not to mention exhausting. From scrounging around to find boxes to finding the time to fill them (then label, tape, and haul them), switching homes can be ...
Posted by Paula Henry on July 17, 2014 in Seller Information
Why your Zestimate doesn't add up
Everything you see on the internet must be true, right? Wrong. I can't tell you the number of times that my clients will reference something that they read on a real estate website only to be shocked when they find out that it's not true. This is ...
Posted by Paula Henry on July 10, 2014 in Seller Information
Best Times to Sell a House in Indianapolis
You like your home. You’re comfortable there - maybe it was the first house you moved into after getting married or the place that you’ve raised your children. But lately you’ve been thinking that it might be time to move into a ...
Posted by Paula Henry on March 16, 2014 in Seller Information
6 simple tips that can help your home sell faster
"I want to sell my house fast!" It's a common plea we hear from our sellers. What factors into making a home sell more quickly?
First impressions are one of the most powerful sales tools. Emotion plays a tremendous part in creating an interest in ...
Posted by Paula Henry on October 20, 2013 in Seller Information
Top Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent
Hiring the right agent is an essential part of getting your home sold. Yet, finding the right agent can be a difficult process, particularly if you have never worked with a real estate agent in the past. Whether dealing with Austin real estate or a ...
Posted by Paula Henry on March 7, 2012 in Seller Information
#1 Tip for Marketing Your Indianapolis Home to Sell
With the surplus inventory of homes available in the average price range for most any city or town in Metro Indianapolis, how do you make your property stand out?
Today's home buyer is online, checking out your home. Times ...
Posted by Paula Henry on December 7, 2011 in Seller Information
3 Biggest Seller Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
For some homeowners who are trying to sell their homes, the process is far more stressful and time consuming than it needs to be. No matter whether they may be offering Denver luxury condos or a starter home in Indianapolis, for those homeowners ...
Posted by Paula Henry on December 1, 2011 in Seller Information
Do Homes Sell in Indianapolis in the Winter?
A common question I receive from homeowners who want to list their home this time of year is, 'Do homes sell in Indianapolis in the winter'? My answer is yes, they do.
Are there fewer home sales in the winter? Yes, there are.
Still, people do ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 19, 2011 in Seller Information
Simple Repairs to Sell Your Home Faster
Selling a home can be tricky, particularly during a time when the market is saturated with low-cost homes. As such, it is essential to take a few steps in order to increase your chances of getting your home sold quickly and at a reasonable price.
Posted by Paula Henry on September 14, 2011 in Seller Information
Living Like No One is Home
A New Camera for Real Estate Listings
I bought a new camera today for wide angle pictures. My current camera doesn't shoot wide enough for me to get an entire small room. Of course, like any kid with a new toy, I've been playing around with it....
Posted by Paula Henry on June 23, 2011 in Seller Information
You Can't Take it With You When You Go!
Defining Real vs. Personal Property
It's so tempting for a seller to take something from their home when they pack up and move. Recently, one of our buyers walked in the door of their new home to find the light which was once hanging above a pool ...
Posted by Paula Henry on June 11, 2011 in Seller Information
Help! My Home Didn't Sell - Part 4 - Price
Price is the subject most homeowners approach with trepidation. Almost everyone I meet with wants to try to price a little high so they have room to negotiate. I can not stress enough the dangers of pricing high and holding. Price is the number ...
Posted by Paula Henry on December 16, 2010 in Seller Information
Help! My Home Didn't Sell - Part 3 - Competition
Whether you’re the competitive type or not, competition plays a huge role in the sale of a home. I’m not sure why, but it seems when one person puts their home on the market in a neighborhood, a few more do the same. In some areas ...
Posted by Paula Henry on November 5, 2010 in Seller Information
Help! My Home Didn’t Sell – Part 2 - Preparation
This is my continuing series about selling your home after it has expired. In the Real Estate community, a home which didn’t sell during the time it was listed, is called an Expired Listing. I have been participating in a mastermind ...
Posted by Paula Henry on October 20, 2010 in Seller Information
Help! My Home Didnt Sell Part 1
You have prepared your home for sale, completing every project you could think of (and afford) to get your home ready for the market. You’ve hired a real estate agent and as the sign is placed in your front yard, you have high hopes of a quick ...
Posted by Paula Henry on October 7, 2010 in Seller Information
How Much Will it Cost to Sell My Home
What Are Your Fees?
In a real estate market where home owners have less equity than ever, a reasonable question is, 'How much will it cost me to sell my home?' Many times the home owner is simply asking about the real estate commission ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 20, 2009 in Seller Information
Can't Sell Your Home - Swap It!
Could swapping homes be the next wave of creative selling techniques? I’m not convinced, but if you’re lucky enough to be one of the few who is able to make it work for you; I say “go for it”.
It’s not a swap as in ...
Posted by Paula Henry on June 2, 2009 in Seller Information