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
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
Real Estate Terms You Need to Know Before Buying or Selling a Home
Unless you’re very familiar with buying and selling homes, hearing people talk about the process can sound like a whole lot of gibberish. There’s a lot of jargon that’s only used in real estate, which makes it difficult for ...
Posted by Paula Henry on June 29, 2014 in Real Estate Terms
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
Fall Out From the First Time Homebuyers Credit
Stimulus - something that rouses or incites to activity: as a : incentive b : stimulant
The first time homebuyer credit (stimulus package) offered in 2008-2010 was yet another obstacle to the long term stabilization of the real estate market....
Posted by Paula Henry on January 23, 2012 in Real Estate News
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
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
Sacramento Real Estate and the Art of Selling a Home
This week, our guest Realtor is Gena Riede from Sacramento, California. While Gena is searching for the answers to origins of this unique sculpture in Sacramento, she has reminded me, I have not posted my May photo for the photo contest. You can ...
Posted by Paula Henry on May 17, 2011 in Real Estate News
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
Seller, Protect Yourself!
Are you selling your Indianapolis home without a REALTOR® or legal representation? Remember to protect yourself! This weekend, I received a call from a homeseller who had his home advertised as a lease option. Instead, ...
Posted by Paula Henry on April 6, 2009 in Seller Information
Don't Let Them In
While packing and cleaning today, working around the movers, a couple of men knocked on the door. I opened the door, expecting it to be the new buyer for his inspection.
Instead, they were unrepresented homebuyers (no agent) who wanted to know if ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 28, 2008 in Seller Information
Not Like Any Other Day
Today was an early morning as I got my youngest daughter on a plane and now I sit here at the Indianpolis International Airport, waiting for my flight to join my daughter in Phoenix. It is a vacation of sorts. My son ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 25, 2008 in Seller Information
Please Don't Put Your Home on the Market!
Put it 'in' the Market
Really, I mean that! Probably not the way you think I do, though! See, there’s a huge difference between putting your home on the market and placing it “in” the market. I’ve written before, not ...
Posted by Paula Henry on September 21, 2008 in Seller Information
Where Do You Advertise?
This is a common question from home sellers I speak to. What they really want to know is what I am going to do to market their home. I have a very extensive online and offline marketing program designed to optimize exposure to my client’s home ...
Posted by Paula Henry on August 14, 2008 in Seller Information
Indianapolis Home Sellers - The Second-Most Popular Advice To Sell Your Home Quickly
A well-known 'Sell Your Home Quickly' tips is to clean and de-clutter. A home with visual 'space' appears more roomy to potential buyers. Another way to create openness is with bright lighting throughout your home. This home ...
Posted by Paula Henry on July 6, 2008 in Seller Information
Hiring the Right Real Estate Agent
How do you decide which agent to hire to market your home and represent your interest in the home selling process?
Maybe you have a friend who’s an agent, someone at work has a license, your neighbor, or brother-in-law. Your ...
Posted by Paula Henry on June 9, 2008 in Seller Information
To Paint Or Not To Paint? Advice for Indianapolis Home Sellers and Home Buyers
Decorating a home is truly a matter of personal preference and one distinct difference of opinion between home buyers and home sellers is often paint color.
While you may love the red wall in the family room, if you are trying ...
Posted by Paula Henry on June 5, 2008 in Buyer Resources