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!
Cute, comfy & affordable with NO neighborhood HOA fees or rules – the right combination for the perfect starter home! And the strong rental history makes this a GREAT investment property! Located in a well-maintained neighborhood of mature trees and manicured lawns, this classic two-story home boasts hardwood floors, a detached garage, a very spacious eat-in kitchen & a new perimeter drain/sump pump for water-free & worry-free living. Nice bedroom sizes, neutral paint pallet and covered rear porch. The semi-finished daylight basement provides incremental living area and a fourth bedroom or superb office. Call Jennifer today for more details and to schedule your private tour!
Jason had a very charming house, hidden in the woods on a large piece of ground, in central Zionsville. A mutual friend referred him to Jennifer, and when she got to tour the house, she knew immediately what it needed to make it shine was a thorough cleaning and a hard-core purge of the personal property. Jennifer gave Jason his homework and the number of a good handyman, and left him to it. When he called her back in for their final walkthrough before going live, it was a SHOCK to her how different it looked! He’d really listened to the recommendations and had turned that house into a showplace from a bachelor pad in no time! His goal was to get to Colorado, closer to his children, so he didn’t want the house to languish on the market long. They priced it attractively; not under value, but very strategically to draw a strong offer, quickly. And it showed up right away. Because of the prep work, the inspections were clean, the house sailed through appraisal, and Jennifer sent him packing to Colorado. She realized once again that finding the balance of condition, price and presentation is what always get listings SOLD at the best price, in the shortest amount of time, with the least amount of inconvenience.