Shane & Julia were headed to Zionsville for a three-day house hunting trip. They needed to be in by Christmas, and they had five weeks to make the cross-country move happen. As a native Hoosier, relocating to the Zionsville area for Shane’s new job was extremely exciting to Julia, so they were motivated to find a house and get settled. They knew they wanted something unique, with walkability and minimal renovations required. “We don’t want a cookie-cutter house in a traditional neighborhood,” Shane described in their first conversation. “We want something with character.” When the appointed weekend arrived, Jennifer scheduled a tour of various properties around town that had appealed to them from their online research. She knew the properties would loosely met their criteria, but her instincts told her the properties from her Plan B list might be better. She’d know how to direct them next after visiting a few houses with them. As it turned out, Day 1 was a bust. None of their selections were as exciting in real life as they had hoped. So Jennifer raised the question: “Would you consider increasing your budget a bit if the right house, in the right location, were on the market right now?” Yes! They said they had determined their budget based on the looks of the houses online, but they would alter their financing parameters if that’s what it took to find the perfect house. That’s what Jennifer needed to hear to make the match, because she had the house for them ready to go, but is always most careful not to push her clients outside of their initial budget until they have satisfied themselves that what they want is not available in that price range. In the end, she took them to a newer-build in her own neighborhood – the historic Village of Zionsville. Their dream house is two blocks off Main St, around the corner from the Dairy Queen, 3 blocks from the park, in move-in condition, and has the type of style and character that only the Village offers. It was the perfect match! The deal was struck, and the movers were scheduled for the week of Christmas. And Julia got to spend the holidays with her family!
Classic Cape Cod: reinvented to knock your socks off! Not a single surface was left untouched. The floor plan was reconfigured & opened to make it what a modern buyer craves with the addition of a laundry and drop zone, main-floor sq footage was repurposed to create an owners’ suite, & unfinished attic space was recaptured to enhance the upper level. Stunningly beautiful granite was selected for the new kitchen, hardwood flrng was installed throughout. The exterior was painted to jazz it up, even a firepit gathering area was built to enhance the half-acre lot (dotted w/ century-old trees). Here you’ll find Village living at it’s most current. Within a walk to schools, on the parade route, with a lot large enough for kids & pets. Call Jennifer today for more information or to arrange a private tour!
One of the counselors in Carpenter’s Client Service & Relocation Center called Jennifer with her orders: “We’re bringing this property into corporate inventory. You need to take it over and get it sold. It’s been on the market four months with no offers and the client wants it gone!” That sounded odd to Jennifer, for a newer home with a finished basement and screened porch in Zionsville’s Eagles Nest should have sold over the summer? “Something isn’t right, I must go check this out,” she thought. So Jennifer did her normal walk through and found it to be desperately in need of fresh paint, a good cleaning and a price correction, and she wondered why the former listing agent hadn’t advised the relocation company of these deficiencies already. But the client took her advice; brought in the right people and cleaned it up. Jennifer launched it to the market with new photography and a new strategy a week or so later, and guess what? An offer was received in a matter of weeks, the sale set a new high in the neighborhood for future sellers, and Jennifer earned the opportunity to do more business for that relocation company in the future!
A custom-built brick ranch and a 32×40’ pole barn on 5.46 acres doesn’t come onto the market very often, so you’ll want to hurry! The house offers an open floor plan with a giant center island & all appliances, sunny lanai, hardwood floors throughout, 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths + a two-car attached side-load garage, rear patio with pergola & private access off the master suite. The pole barn features electricity & water, two overhead doors & a concrete floor. This is your opportunity for horses, hobbies and country living! The house sits back off the road. A portion of the yard is fenced for pets & there’s even a 120sf+/- cellar for mechanicals & tornado protection. This property is CLEAN! Roof was even replaced Jan 2019! Call Jennifer today for more details or to arrange a private tour.
Why wait out a new build when this spotless late-model home is ready now with its smart floor plan, beautiful finishes & tree-lined yard? Enjoy pristine hardwood floors & a wide-open main floor design with miles of granite on the kitchen island, stainless appliances & a nifty lanai with planning station. You’ll love the grand owners’ suite + three more bedrooms on the upper level & the craftsman-style drop-zone in the rear hall next to the three-car side-load garage. The finished basement offers a 5th bedroom & additional bath & a blank canvas for your winter-retreat with a theater room, plumbing for a wet bar & 9’ ceilings. Fresh paint & carpet installed January 2019! This is a classy house, centrally located between 465 & I-65 for an easy commute to anywhere, ready immediately.