Great question. As you can see by the varied answers already presented, there are multiple ways to measure the success of a company or an agent.
If you have friends or family here, I'd recommend talking to them about their experiences. Do some phone interviews with a few local agents. Review their Buyer Agency Agreements. Ask for referrals.
If you have particular things you're interested in, see if you can find someone who shares those interests. For example, I'm a huge local food fan. I also spend a ridiculous amount of time in and around the arts scene. I'm involved with historic preservation, and have a deep appreciation for architecture. I've lived in Indiana my whole life, and have been in the Indy metro area for 25 years. I've lived downtown and in the suburbs. In Meridian Kessler and Irvington. I have clients whom I've connected with because we both love our vintage Vespas. One of my clients may be a bigger Grateful Dead fan than me...but we're still arguing the details of that one.
That kind of data is part of how agents and their clients bond and develop trust. If you're a huge football fan and like Depeche Mode, see if you can find someone who shares those loves. If you're into running and cycling, there's probably an agent out there who'll connect with you on that level. A huge Dr. Who nerd? There's surely one among us.
Good luck in your search!
Principal Broker, REALTORÂ®
MacDuff Realty Group, LLC
You might consider calling your local CA broker who has your CA home listed and ask them for a local Indiana referral. Out of my experience they will not refer you to an agent they had a bad working experience with.
We all think our brokers are the best, but mine REALLY is! :)
As far as finding and area, the referenced link from Wikipedia does a pretty good job of breaking down all the different sub-areas inside Indianapolis. Indy is a weird town, with little pockets of neighborhoods that are really nice, then a couple of blocks over, not so nice.
Most of the suburbs are nice. Fishers was rated #1 City for Families by the Learning Channel. Carmel and Zionsville ranked #1 and #2 in the most recent public school test scores released this week. Plainfield and Avon are also nice, and closer to the airport, if that is a concern.
I'd love to be your guy!
Coldwell Banker Kaiser
RE/MAX agents average more real estate sales than agents of any other brand - and have for several years. I'm with Central Indiana's top selling RE/MAX office (Indianapolis and surrounding area). I have lived in the area for over 30 years and know it very well.
I would be happy to meet you in December to discuss and show you different areas so you can narrow your search. And of course, I can be available in Spring for your move.
Contact me at (317) 529-4178, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Associate Broker, Carpenter Realtors
F.C. Tucker is #1 in the state (I believe the Midwest actually) and my office is also at the top. Please call/email me and I can give you more info about us, while also determining your needs to get the ball rolling for your move.
When it comes to selling a home Century 21 knows how to deliver. We are a full service brokerage with a 94% name recognition and some of the most knowledgable and intuitive agents in the business.
As far as assisting in the purchase of a new home, we are also a stellar company to work with. But really what it is all about is finding the agent that you feel is best suited to YOUR unique needs/wants.
I would love to have the opportunity to assist in anyway possible! If you are open to chatting, give me a call and tell me more about your situation and we can move forward from there.
I hope to hear from you very soon!
Century 21 Scheetz
Carpenter Realtors has over 30 offices in the Indiana area. Our agents know their markets and are highly capable of helping you find your perfect home.
I would be happy to assist you and show you a few properties upon your visit in December.
Please feel free to contact me anytime!
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