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Indy Home Pros Highlight: Ryan Homes

Front of a Ryan Homes Home, Green exterior in forefront with Forest backdrop. Colonial Style Home. Photo Property of Ryan Homes

Whether you're Buying a New Home or searching for an existing, chances are you've heard of Ryan Homes. You've likely driven by one of their various New Construction Neighborhoods; Neighborhoods that are becoming more and more prominent in Indianapolis and the surrounding Central Indiana Area. You may even know someone who has purchased one of their gorgeous new homes, and you may find it tough not to want to do the same after visiting said person in that New Home. Lucky you, because Ryan Homes is set to nearly double the number of neighborhoods they have in Central Indiana in 2018 by adding 6-7 new communities! And because Ryan Homes is quickly becoming a prominent New Home Builder in Indianapolis, The Indy Home Pros Team knew we had to sit down with their Representatives and learn more about the company. 

We sat down with Ryan Homes' Division Sales Manager of Indianapolis, Bob Konopinski, in their Branches Community and chatted about the importantance of using a Realtor when Buying a New Home, the environmental and economical benefits...

Google Reviews and Picking a Realtor

If you are anything like me you rely heavily on, and place a significant amount of value in, reading customer reviews of products before purchasing them. And if I am so intent on reading each and every review of the 3 different toasters I am trying to decide between on Amazon, why wouldn’t I do the exact same when I am trying to find a Realtor to sell my home? Just because my friend’s son is a Realtor, does it mean I have to use him? Surely all Realtors are not the same, and simply being a Realtor does not mean you know anything about effectively marketing a home in order that it sells for the highest amount.  Don’t I owe it to myself to spend more time shopping around for Realtors than the time I spent reviewing a $22 toaster? (which had better reviews than the cheaper looking, more expensive $24 toaster I might add) I digress.

*Watch below as Jeff and Josh, Indy Home Pros Team Realtors, discuss the importance of checking Google Reviews of a Realtor or Realtor Group before deciding on one to help you Buy or Sell your home.*

Here at RE/MAX Advanced Realty, we pride ourselves on marketing your home in the most effective and proficient manner. Posting a home to sites such as Zillow and Trulia is one of the basic steps in selling a home, but our marketing efforts dig much deeper than the simple...

Should I Sell My House On My Own?

Deciding to sell your home is a huge undertaking, and there are numerous items to consider when doing so. From the simple thought of where to move next, to the complex details of accepting an offer, from negotiating with a buyer through inspections and repairs, to moving the process through title work so the home's deed is transferred correctly, the home selling process can become convoluted quickly. 

In today's day and age of online marketing, online document sharing, digitization of media, and thousands of resources devoted to staging, design, inspections, and repair, it can be easy for families to lose site of where to start and how it will end.  Choosing to sell a house on your own can be an undertaking many homeowners find overwhelming and time consuming, and most often end up changing their minds. But then there's the important decision they must make on who to hire to get the house sold.

Preparing to take on such a task of listing a home for sale entails some serious work and should begin with a Realtor.  Interviewing agents is the best way to feel more comfortable about the decision to sell your home. And interviewing agents will allow you to, hopefully, garner a relationship with an agent you feel most confident in, and who will do what they're paid to do...

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Holiday season is in the air, and everyone is already excited to start decorating their homes. Colorful lights, festive bows and ribbons, and fragrant candles are among the staple ornaments for Christmas. As beautiful as they are, it is important however to take note that these are dangerous combinations and could cause a fire accidently if proper caution is not observed. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, residential fires during the holiday season are more frequent.

Here are some fire safety tips to keep your household from becoming a holiday fire statistic.

Decorative Lights

To keep your family and home safe, follow these guidelines.


1.Inspect all electric plugs-ins, extension cords, and light strings. Throw out any with frayed or cracked wires or broken sockets.

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Should you List Your Home During The Holiday Season?

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Should you List Your Home During The Holiday Season?

 Here are 8 Reasons Why You Should.

1. Relocation Buyers Are Out There.

Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and need their employees in their new positions as soon as possible.

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Help Us Bring A Smile to Our Veterans this Christmas Season

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Help Us Bring A Smile To Our Veterans This Christmas

 

Christmas time is undoubtedly the season of giving. It is also the perfect time to reflect and consider those who are most in need. As a Christmas Tradition, The Indy Home Pros Team makes it a point to give back to the community. This year, we are proud to partner with the Indy Blue Star Mothers and Lincoln Apartments in ensuring that our Hoosier Veterans will have a merrier Christmas!

 

ADOPT-A-VET: Each Christmas, Lincoln Apartments does an Adopt-A-Vet holiday program. The vets that want to participate provide a list of six items they'd really like.

 

Now’s your chance to make one of our heroes Christmas truly special. Adopt a veteran of your own and together let’s work to make sure that everyone...

Easy Home Upgrade Suggestions for New Homeowners

As a new homeowner, it is expected that you would want to maintain and improve your new residence. Does it have to be costly? Not necessarily. Here are a few upgrade suggestions to help ensure that your biggest investment stays in top shape for a long time.                                                                       

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Replace Doors and Windows - Doors and windows get worn down by climate conditions and repeated use over the years; so it’s definitely a good idea to replace the doors to avoid air leaks, cracks, and other problems. Another smart option is installing new windows; you can use this as an opportunity to upgrade to energy-efficient double-pane windows to help reduce utility bills.

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Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

            

Congratulations! You are now about to take on the next chapter of your adult life. We know how exciting it can be to finally have a property under your name. But let’s face it, home buying is not all excitement, it’s nerve-wracking too. Most especially if you are a first time home buyer. So to make your first-time home buying journey a little less stressful, here are important factors to keep in mind and some tips from our seasoned agents to help you navigate the process more smoothly and save money.

1. Know your budget and save for down payment early.

Check your finances to make sure you are ready for this new responsibility.  Play around home affordability calculators online to give you an idea of how much is within your price range. After knowing what you can safely afford...