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5 Qualities of a Great Realtor

In this article, we are bringing you 5 qualities every realtor should have! 

“I will forever believe that buying a home is a great investment. Why? Because you can’t live in a stock certificate. You can’t live in a mutual fund”

― Oprah Winfrey



  1. Easy Going

The process of selling your home and finding a new one is stressful enough. Having a professional who is level-headed and easy going can be a remedy to the chaos.

Having a realtor who is both respectful and friendly is the perfect mix. This also allows for better communication between clients and agents, keeping possible misunderstandings at bay.

As a realtor, it's important to keep clients feeling optimistic...

10 Home Hacks You Won’t be Able to Live Without

In this article, we are bringing you 10 home hacks you won’t be able to live without after trying them!

 

  1. The Best Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy can lighten up any space.

Typically, we incorporate aromatherapy into a space through the use of essential oils. Is there another way to achieve this? This first hack will have your home smelling its best! Take some orange and lemon peels and boil them on the stove. This will invite the sweet smell of citrus into a space.

For some extra spice, add 2-3 sticks of cinnamon into the pot. This will give your aromatherapy concoction a twist to create the ultimate scent.

This hack is especially useful in the fall time, as it captures the essence of the season through scent. 

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Fall Maintenance Checklist for the Home

Fall time is finally here! In this article we are bringing your 4 things to check off your list in preparing your home for the fall.

 

  1. Clean Gutters

Dirty gutters can cause more damage to a home than one may initially assume.

Gutters filled with gunk can cause both interior and exterior damage to a home. This damage arises from the gutter constantly being filled with water. This excess water can leak onto the side panels of the home and cause corrosion and rust to accumulate. This excessive water can also cause interior damage to a home by causing a flood.

It is important to keep gutters clear of buildup for these reasons. If your gutters are beyond repair, replacing them with new ones is the best option to ensure water is properly being drained from...

Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

In this article, we are bringing you 4 mistakes to avoid when selling your home!

  1. Not Properly Staging Your Home

Staging serves as a form of advertisement when selling a home.

With staging, potential home buyers are able to get up close and personal with what could be the home they build their future in. They are able to explore the space, identify some changes they may want to make, and most importantly, they are able to visualize themselves in this space.

This emerson is critical for potential buyers. Let’s take buying a car as an example. A potential car buyer could do all the research he or she pleases, but test driving the car to see how it feels is what will convince the buyer to purchase the car if expectations are met. This buying process is no different with homes.

To properly stage a home, ensure the space is clean, has walkable space and the decorations are kept to a minimum....

5 Popular Home Features that Will Help Sell Your Home

In this article we are bringing you 5 sought after home features that will help sell your home!

 

  1. Home Office

In today’s climate, having a home office is more crucial than ever. With COVID-19, still on the rise, many are having to transition to working from home. With this, homes equipped with offices are becoming a more sought after feature in 2020 in comparison to previous years. Creating a space for a home office can be a determining factor in whether or not an offer will be put in on a home. When modeling what could be used as a home office space in a showing, be sure to choose an area that is spacious and has plenty of outlets available. Choosing an area that is well-lit (artificially and naturally) will also aid in the efficiency of the space.

 

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5 Video Mistakes Realtors Are Making

If you're reading this, you likely understand how important video creation has become in Real Estate. Here are 5 Mistakes to Avoid when making your videos!

1. No Establishing Shots

Watch any local news segment and you're sure to see some nice examples of what you should be putting in your videos: establishing shots. 

Where are you? If you're at a listing, take a few videos of the neighborhood entrance sign, some ducks in a pond in the neighborhood, or even a street sign.

These all do well to show the viewer the environment, and gives the viewer's brain interest in your video. Simply starting with you talking inside the house is more likely to make the viewer tune out.

2) Not Rehearsing

Just like you would a speech, you should both...

5 Home Improvements to Help Sell Your Home

In this article, we are bringing you 5 ways to help improve the interior and exterior of your home to help it sell. You’ll want to bookmark this one!

 

  1. Landscaping

Landscaping plays a vital role in the aesthetic of a home by providing onlookers a chance to see if the home is well-kept, therefore providing an opportunity for viewers to visualize the inside of the home.

Various ways to look after the land include the use of grass treatments for a lush green turf, keeping the lawn cut, and removing pesky weeds. You also want to ensure you keep fresh mulch around your plant beds. This is especially important to replace when the mulch starts to look dry and lacks luster.

Find organic mulch that will provide...

5 Moving Hacks You Need to Know!

Moving soon? In this article, we are bringing you 5 must-know moving hacks. You’ll want to use these tips during your move!

  1. Group clothes using trash bags

When packing the clothes in your closet, you don’t need to take every article of clothing down, fold them and pack them in boxes. This can take some time and takes away boxes that could have been used for a better purpose such as for dishes or cleaning supplies. A simple solution to this is to utilize trash bags. How can these help? Simply, bag the clothes from the bottom up, while the clothes are still hanging, pull to the top, then tie the strings around the hangers. 10-15 articles of clothing have now been grouped into one! The bag also offers protection from spills or anything else that could potentially stain or damage the fabric. Continue grouping articles of clothes until...

Post Quarantine Sees Home Values Skyrocket

The law of supply and demand is in full effect in the current Central Indiana housing market. A plethora of eager buyers competing for a smaller number of homes being listed is causing home values to go up quickly and consistently. 

At times, sellers are receiving 30+ offers, and buyers are bidding one another up for your home! Now is the time to sell, as this trend is not guaranteed to last. See how much your home value has increased here, FREE AND INSTANT.

Speak with a RE/MAX Advanced Realty Agent Today by calling 317-245-6174, emailing Brittany@indyhomepros.com, or filling out our seller form here.

See the numbers for Central Indiana below, or download the pdf for your county here

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Scientifically Proven Ways to Help You Relax

Today is National Relaxation Day! Yes, there’s a day dedicated for us to take it easy.  A  day where everyone is encouraged to slow down, unwind, and simply focus on taking care of ourselves. However,  with our fast-paced and often hectic lifestyles, plus the unprecedented challenges we are facing because of the current pandemic, it is even harder to relax these days. Good thing there’s science to back us up. Here are 7 scientifically proven ways that help reduce stress.

1. Get a plant

Spending time in nature improves your overall well-being but did you know that studies have shown that even just a little greenery is great for your health? Yes! One tiny plant cant makes a difference. So what are you waiting for? Bring some plants to your home and office to add zen to your space. Check-out our article on the 10 House Plants to Start your Collection: 

2. Eat a Banana 

Bananas B-vitamins, like folate and vitamin B6,  are key to the production of serotonin, which can help improve...

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