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5 Mistakes Most New Home Buyers Make

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5 Mistakes Most New Home Buyers Make


You’re setting out to buy a home and it’s likely one of the most exciting, and stressful, times of your life. And while it can be tempting to jump on a home search site that rhymes with pillow and go for it, you can now avoid the common pitfalls of first time homebuyers by naking sure you don’t commit any of these 5 mistakes that others have already made for you!

 

1) Not Figuring Out How Much House You Can Afford

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Like we said above, it can be tempting to get online and GO FOR IT! But then, you find it, the house of your dreams! BUT! By the time you find a realtor and try to set...

Indy's Tidy Queen Takes on Painful Project

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NEAT Method Indianapolis Owner, Sarah Davis, (317) 372-4968

NEAT Method Indianapolis Owner, Sarah Davis, stopped by The RE/MAX Advanced Realty Office to help Owner-Broker, Dennis Nottingham, tackle the painful project of organizing his infamously disheveled top desk drawer.

WATCH: The video below to see how Sarah helped Dennis go from hot mess to great success! 

NEAT Method is a transformational service that will take any space in your home and organize,...

3 Life-Changing Lessons from Japanese Home Organizational Expert, Marie Kondo

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Author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and star of Netflix's successful series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”, this organizational guru has made her mark on the world. Her trailblazing tidying and organizational method is becoming increasingly popular in households around the world.

Labeled the KonMari Method, Kondo has developed effective ways to help others sort and properly arrange all spaces of the home. The method is designed to allow people to assimilate the relationship they have with items scattered about their living space, and decide whether it is time to find the proper place for it or dispose of the item.

Below are 3 quotes from the expert’s book that highlight essential points to keep in mind when diving into the tidying process. Each excerpt assists the reader in understanding the importance of what aspects are involved in creating a home, the deeper meaning behind creating one’s ideal living space, and the impact a tidy living space has on a person’s overall well-being.


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8 Tips to Move Faster and More Effectively

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Move Faster and More Effectively: 8 Tips

Warm weather is here to stay, which means we've officially entered the 2019 Moving Season! RE/MAX Advanced Realty and The Indy Home Pros Team are here to help make your move better: Here Are 8 Tips!

 

1. Start Sooner

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Too many people wait until the last minute to begin packing, leading to horrendously long moving days and frustrated families the entire way. Avoid this pitfall by starting early!

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20 Must Do Things In Indianapolis This Summer

Things to Do in Indianapolis This Summer

It’s that time of year in Indy! People are complaining about the heat instead of the cold, sunscreen is flowing, and pools are bustling. Here are our 20 Things To Do In Indianapolis This Summer!

1. Hit the Top of The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

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Indy's hidden gem experience is waiting for you at The Top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument! Most people living in Indianapolis have never been to the top, and we can't believe it! Check it out May thru October: Wednesday-Sunday 10:30AM-5:30PM. Nov thru April: Friday-Sunday only. 

2. Ride or Stroll the Cultural Trail

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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...

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