Monthly Archives: August 2016

Do I need home warranty when buying a house?

Do I need a home warranty when buying a house? Before we get into whether you need a home warranty, lets look at a home warranty is. Basically, a home warranty picks up where your home owners insurance drops off. As … Continue reading

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Greater Indianapolis Real Estate Market Update- First homes and move ups needed!

Greater Indianapolis Real Estate Market Update I want to open this article by mentioning that after 8 years of market suppression stemming from the housing collapse of 2008, the quarter covering May June July for 2015 was the strongest quarter … Continue reading

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Selling a house and the myth of the neighborhood expert.

When selling  house, does being a neighborhood expert matter? When you look for a listing agent to sell your house, you will invariably come across one (or several) agents, who pitch themselves as the neighborhood expert in your area. While … Continue reading

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I am selling my home. Should I make repairs?

What repairs should I make when selling my home? As rude as it is to answer a question with another question, I must. Do you want your home to sell at a retail price or at a wholesale price? Because … Continue reading

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The difference between a real estate agent and a Realtor. The Code of Ethics.

Thanks to “Phil’s osophies” and Mr. Dunphy’s clownish dedication to making sure the public is aware of the difference between a real estate agent and a Realtor…well people are more aware that there is a difference. I have noticed that … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about real estate agent training.

Real Estate Agent Training One of the biggest concerns for every Realtor…and especially every new agent… should be the amount of training that their office provides. Quite simply, if you go take a real estate license course, pass your state … Continue reading

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Things to do in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Event Resource Guide As an Indianapolis resident and Realtor, one of the things I love to do is promote my city and helping people understand that this Midwestern city is no “Flyover town”. It drives me nuts when I see … Continue reading

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Find an Indianapolis Realtor.

Find an Indianapolis Realtor Truth be told, it isn’t that hard. MIBOR (Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors) estimates 6500 active members in central Indiana. Roughly 4500 of those work in greater Indianapolis. On top of that, you have already found … Continue reading

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Home selling tip of the day: “I can sell anything but dirty”

Home selling tip of the day: “I can sell anything but dirty” When it comes time to sell a house, there are a lot of things sellers just don’t want to do. Some of them I get. Spending a bunch … Continue reading

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When is the best time to sell my house?

When is the best time to sell my house? One of the most common questions I get about real estate is, “When is the best time to sell my house?”. The smart aleck answer is whenever someone is willing to give … Continue reading

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