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Home Selling in Indianapolis : Real Estate Advice

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Kimberly R.…, Real Estate Pro in Indianapolis, IN
Thu Feb 9, 2012
Kimberly R. Walsh answered:
first of all your question is really confusing. it appears that you have an accepted purchase agreement but the buyer wants to back out. is that correct? if so, there shouldn't be any reason why you can't change the status in the BLC to "activeB" instead of "pending". has your listing contract expired? unless you have "closed" on the property or the listing has "expired" the listing is still available for anyone to see in the BLC system. you should contact the managing broker at the listing brokerage to change the status. even if the buyer backs out of the deal it doesn't mean you get to keep the earnest money. ... more
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David Roberts, Real Estate Pro in Indianapolis, IN
Thu Sep 15, 2011
David Roberts answered:
Hey Kathie,
My company would be interested in buying it. I just need to get some more information on the property. feel free to email or call me!


David Roberts
Spark Realty Group
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Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Sat Aug 13, 2011
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Cathy:

You can get neighbohood info by going to Open Houses on the weekend and reviewing what similar homes go for.

Call a local Realtor or many fine ones responding to your question. That will be the best and most effective.

Good luck.
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Matt Karjala…, Real Estate Pro in Grinnell, IA
Wed Aug 10, 2011
Matt Karjalahti answered:
Great advice here from obviously great agents! I do have to say I agree with Bill Eckler first. Start with good communication. Call your agent and be crystal clear what your expectations are. If you still need to make a change, then make it. How do you find "Motivated Realtor" ? Well seriously, anyone who responds your question here online is a motivated agent. Any agent with a strong online presence is a motivated agent. If you look hard hard enough, you'll find what you're looking for. I have confidence you will.

Best of luck,
Matt Karjalahti
Iowa Realty
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J kersey,  in Greenwood, AR
Mon Jun 14, 2010
J kersey answered:
Indiana landlord/tenant law requires that notice be given and that it would be during resonable hours.
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Colleen Gord…, Real Estate Pro in Greenwood, IN
Mon Jun 7, 2010
Colleen Gordon answered:
MIBOR is still the best way to search along with Those are still the most popular.
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Leasing To O…,  in Dallas, TX
Mon Jun 7, 2010
Leasing To Own Solutions answered:
Ms. Cody,

While we appreciate your "gusto" to answer as many questions as you can in one 30 minute setting, please take note that dragging 14-18 month old questions out of the archives isn't exactly what the Trulia staff has in mind.

And as I look at the majority of your responses....all you are basically telling them to do is find their local Real Estate Agent, etc...etc.

If you would like to contribute, please try to make it more relative to the question and don't pull out old questions in the possible attempt to increase your Trulia "score" or "total contributions". It isn't flattering.

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Maureen Cody,  in Charleston, SC
Mon Jun 7, 2010
Maureen Cody answered:

If you got a loan for purchase, it will depend on the terms of loan. Some loan packages require staying in the home for a period of time. Also some newer developments - for a brand new home - the contract may have language stating that the home cannot be sold for a period of time - this is to prevent too many investors selling too quickly thus impacting the integrity of the development.

Best Of Luck,
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Craig Bartels, Real Estate Pro in Indianapolis, IN
Mon Jun 7, 2010
Craig Bartels answered:
I don't know how I missed this question before, so it's probably way to late with my answer.

First thing to do, take a look at

My company manages about 400 single family homes and condos in the Indianapolis area(including about 15 in the Broadripple area). Actually, we are the fastest growing property management company in Indianapolis right now.

Other agents, if you do have owners that can't get their home sold, we can get it rented for them and turn back over to you in a few years to get it sold.
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Maureen Cody,  in Charleston, SC
Mon Jun 7, 2010
Maureen Cody answered:
Deat Bill

If you sit down with your Realtor and/or his/her Broker and explain your situation they might release you from the contract - be sure to get the release in writing with the Broker's signature. The listing really belongs to the Broker and not the Agent.

Best of luck,

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Maureen Cody,  in Charleston, SC
Mon Jun 7, 2010
Maureen Cody answered:
Dear Prat,

You've received some great advice with the prior responses.
The bottom line is how is it written in the contract.

Best Regards,

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Maureen Cody,  in Charleston, SC
Mon Jun 7, 2010
Maureen Cody answered:
Dear Phish714,

Contact a local Real Estate attorney.

Best Regards,

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Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Mon Jun 7, 2010
Gerard Dunn answered:
With proper advertising and marketing - They will find you!
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Maureen Cody,  in Charleston, SC
Sun Feb 28, 2010
Maureen Cody answered:
Dear Rolando,

This is a link to info about requirements for IN - 18 yrs or older doesn't state needs a GED:

Best of Luck!

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Ken Fisher,  in 46037
Fri Sep 11, 2009
Ken Fisher answered:
I have sold several properties in Irvington and would be happy to work with you. Check out or contact for information regarding our rebate program. ... more
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Joe Shoemaker, Real Estate Pro in Indianapolis, IN
Wed Jul 15, 2009
Joe Shoemaker answered:

"Safe" is a very relative term. I would be stepping very much outside of my bounds as a Real Estate professional to try and tell you what areas are safe and what areas are not safe.

What's you consider safe and what's considered safe for the next person might be two completely different things.

Marita provided a terrific link to local crime statistics. That will allow you to look at the number and types of crimes that are reported in specific areas so that you can make a FULLY INFORMED decision about the relative safety of one area versus another area.

Good luck in your search.

Joe Shoemaker
Principal Broker, REALTOR®
MacDuff Realty Group
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Eric Karrfalt, Real Estate Pro in Noblesville, IN
Sun May 18, 2008
Eric Karrfalt answered:
Home sales are always market driven.Price, condition/location and time are the factors to consider. How you arrive at your sale is determined how these variables are manipulated. Think of a triangle, one point being price, another point being condition/location, the third being time. You want top price, better have great location, condition, and enough time to market it. Got bad location, better have great pricing and time to marlket. Want quick sale? Better have a low price and great condition/location. How you arrive at a sale is always a combination of these variables. I would ask what are your objectives? Do you want a quick sale? Do you want top dollar? Is your hame a model home, or does it need work? These are the questions you should be asking to determine if you have a realistic chance of selling your home. ... more
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Home To Indy…, Real Estate Pro in Indianapolis, IN
Thu May 1, 2008
Home To Indy Team answered:
Property taxes are definitely a concern when selling a home in Indianapolis. The assessments often do not make sense as stated by Tony.

When calculating any decrease in property value, based purely on taxes, you would have to narrow it down to individual neighborhoods. Or, at least, I would. There is really not a standard for Townships.

Since you specifically asked about Meridian-Kessler and/or Washington Township, I ran a few statistics for sales in Washington Township for 2004 and 2007.

In 2004, before the new assessment, the averages were:

2 bedroom, 2 bath with 1768 sq. ft.

Average sales price was $180,840

Average days on market were 65

For 2007, The averages were higher, though, not much.

2 bedroom, 2 bath, with 1728 sqaure ft.

Average sales price was $187,391

Average days on market were 82

As you can see, the averages indicate an increase and it is taking about 20 days longer to sell. These numbers will change as you narrow down to specific neighborhoods.

If you would information about specific neighborhoods, I'd be happy to research the data for you.

Paula Henry
ReMax Excel
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John Deck, Real Estate Pro in Fishers, IN
Thu May 1, 2008
John Deck answered:
Your home sounds beautiful, The only true way to determine "Market Value" is to expose it to the entire market. I would agree with one of the other respondants that a buyer for this home is not driving around looking at homes on the weekend. I actually have buyers coming from California at the end of May. We have been reviewing several homes on line and creating a list that they want to see. I can say that there are no FSBO's on that list as there usually is no way for agents to find them usually. How are you promoting your home? Is it on any web sites and if so how are you advertising the site to potential buyers? My buyers are relocating due to job transfers. If I were to show your property are you offering to pay a Realtor? Do you have a link to a virtual tour or photo site? If not would you like one?
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Kristie Smith, Real Estate Pro in Indianapolis, IN
Tue Mar 11, 2008
Kristie Smith answered:
You need a great real estate agent!! Pike is a wonderful place to sell at in the SPRING. 80% of the new IU School of Medicine residents move into Pike in April & May after the residency match (March 20th). So, you need to strategically market your home to the medical community. There is a website at IU where I list all my Pike homes to reach out to these buyers, etc.

Additionally, you need the house to be a 100% cream puff -- have it looking like a Pottery Barn magazine & then do a professional photo shoot w/ the best photography. I shoot all my houses w/ a fabulous photographer, Rich...I can give you his name. 93% of buyers are finding you online, so an aggressive online strategy is important.

Also, There are about 10 agents who do 90% of the business in Pike, so you need to make sure that your agent is personally promoting your home to us individual agents.

Lastly, you might want to consider ERA's Seller's Security Plan -- it's a guarantee buyout program that guarantees the sale of your home in 180 days. Let me know if you want details about it.

Let me know if you need more help!! --REALTOR, Kristie Smith
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