Multiple decades in Indiana had Gail aching for friends and family at home in Louisiana, but her lovely Zionsville home had to be sold before she could find peace in her new life. That turned out to be an exercise in patience for Jennifer AND Gail! The house was gorgeous, but extremely custom, and was not the product of universal appeal that turns a quick sale. Though it was in spectacular condition, buyer interest eluded them for more months than either care to recall. There were several near-misses: one prospective buyer completed a full inspection before writing an offer, but then disappeared (though the inspection was nearly perfect!). Then there was that offer they couldn’t get put together, despite Jennifer’s tireless attempt to keep it alive from a mission trip in Mexico! And there were many, many showings and open houses. It was a true mystery, but Jennifer didn’t quit. Eventually Gail went on down to Louisiana and left the property in her hands. Despite the sub-zero temperatures and the changing seasons, Jennifer kept on keeping on until a legitimate third prospect materialized and a deal was struck. While this was definitely not Jennifer’s fastest or easiest sale, the story does have a happy ending. A successful closing occurred that left everybody sighing with relief. Even when they’re not easy, Jennifer is the real estate agent who will never give up.
Scott & Diane had enjoyed their home in Zionsville’s Colony Woods for several decades, but the time had come for them to downsize and upgrade to easier living. They enlisted Jennifer to help them find a newer ranch with a smaller lot and to sell their family home at a good price. She helped them prep Crown Point for the market, sending in contractors to update the paint and to make a few other minor improvements. Then she set upon the search for the perfect home for the pair of empty-nesters. They found just the right fit in Cobblestone Lakes nearby, and rolled Crown Point to the market. It sold in a matter of days at nearly full list price, and the two transactions were clean and easy. Jennifer guided them through the negotiations on both, helped them streamline their move schedule and managed to avoid the ownership of two homes at the same time. The new family who moved into Crown Point is a perfect addition to the neighborhood!
Scott & Diane were ready to downsize from the large family home they’d enjoyed for decades. They were also hoping to upgrade to something newer, with open rooms and higher ceilings. A ranch with a basement, on a small lot, in a good neighborhood, with plentiful neighbors and areas for walking. They wanted fashionable colors, granite surfaces, and hardwoods. They wanted to trade their lumbering family home in for something sleek and classy, with minimal maintenance. Would you believe they found it in a foreclosure? That’s right! A bank repo! The condition was excellent. The bank had actually had the interior freshly painted and carpeted before it was listed for sale. It was just a few years old, so it had all the architectural features they were looking for, including a basement. It was in exactly the perfect location and a recent price reduction made it the perfect ending to their search. Of course, the closing was rocky. Banks are not always the easiest to work with. But Jennifer kept it on track, and they closed on time. And just a few weeks later, Jennifer sold their big, ol’ house to a new family, who was eager to make it their home for the next several decades.
Lindsey had purchased 9136 Paddock Court with Jennifer a few years back. When she announced her engagement and relocation to Chicago for a new job, Jennifer knew the sale would be bittersweet for Lindsey, as that house held special meaning to her. But exciting new phases of life were afoot and Jennifer was up to the challenge! What a whirlwind that transaction was! They listed it at a very aggressive price and received three offers within a week! Jennifer loves the game of playing multiple offers to secure the best possible terms for her clients. A deal was struck and the inspections scheduled. There were certainly some things in need of attention at that property and with Lindsey in Chicago, Jennifer stepped in to coordinate all the necessary repairs and maintenance…including the removal of a mouse nest that had materialized in the dryer! In the end, Lindsey sold that house for a handsome profit, and Jennifer met a lot of new buyers in needs of custom ranches on a nice-sized lot. So if you have something like that to sell, call Jennifer to become your own Story of Sold!
Frank and Barb initially called Jennifer about a property she had for sale in Zionsville. That property wasn’t a good fit for the empty-nesters, but after they got to know each other, the three decided working together on their big move would be fun. So Jennifer began the hunt for their new home, and found it on the northeast side of Zionsville in June. While they worked through the closing process on their purchase, she helped them get their house in east Carmel priced and ready to sell. They launched the listing of 5345 Rippling Brook on a Friday afternoon, and 5 showings were immediately scheduled for Saturday! An offer was received Saturday night, and the house was sold by Sunday afternoon. The entire process, from the purchase to the sale, through the closings of both, was absolutely seamless. Not a detail was forgotten, Frank and Barb got to move smoothly from one house to the other before they turned over the keys, and now they are comfortable settling in to their new home, which is conveniently located very near their adult children grandchildren.
Linda was over the Indiana winters, and family in Florida beckoned her south; but her lovely ranch home had to be sold before she could wrap up life in Indy for better weather elsewhere. Enter Jennifer. Neither lady can say this sale was easy! Along the way, two flaky buyers backed out mid-transaction, with no apparent cause and for completely unrelated reasons; but Linda was well-represented. In both cases, the buyers-turned-“breachers” were encouraged to forfeit their earnest money per the terms of their purchase agreements, which did ease the agony somewhat of starting over twice. That old saying “third time’s a charm” came into play when a new, stable, party materialized in February. The house was sold at an excellent price, with excellent terms. The inspection was a little rocky, but Jennifer helped Linda get through it; and before she knew it, closing day had arrived, right behind the PODs that lined the driveway. Linda is happily settled in Florida with the promise of a suntan and a new job. And Jennifer is pleased to say THAT one is in the books!
Kristen was ready for a place of her own; something in a trendy building, somewhere hip, away from suburbia. The urban city center was calling, and so was Jennifer, with the perfect loan for the circumstance and a list of sweet condos and townhomes in the best sections of Indy for a single gal. Truth is, Jennifer was super excited to start this hunt with Kristen! (There’s a part of her that would love, love, love living in the city!) Blizzard, schmizzard, what’s a little snow when you have condos to view? They braved the snow and miserable temperatures and foraged their way through downtown pre-blizzard traffic on Friday afternoons until they found THE ONE…a perfect, repurposed warehouse condo with – gasp – a GARAGE and a little green space for Kristen’s dog. Picture it, if you can, with 20’+ ceilings, factory-sized windows, exposed ductwork, original hardwood floors, miles of granite and super trendy hardware that one just doesn’t find in the suburbs…with a super hunk for a neighbor, who just happens to be single (wink. wink.), and a mortgage payment that is less than the rent on a modest apartment out in the counties…SOLD! Sigh…