Karen called Jennifer to inquire about a property in Fishers that she had listed. It was, unfortunately already sold, but the two got to talking. It turned out that Karen had been looking for a while. She and Ed were having a hard time finding something to buy, their lease was about to expire and they did not want to renew it. The agent they had previously been looking with had abandoned them and they were real estate orphans. They were not ignorant to the buying process, nor were their expectations out of line at all. It just seemed like whoever that prior agent was had not made them a priority, and now they were just overwhelmed and running out of time. In an hour, Jennifer had a short list in their email of properties she thought might be interesting. They picked 5 and scheduled a time to see them. It took a couple trips out to find “it,” but a few weeks later they were under contract on the MOST AMAZING house that was a perfect fit for the size, floor plan, condition and budget they needed. And it was located on a park with a big front porch where Ed and Karen will be able to watch their grandchildren play when the weather accommodates. One can actually imagine the rocking chairs on that porch now and the fun they will have. That was an exciting closing for Jennifer, because Ed and Karen were SO delighted with their find and she had grown to love them like her own grandparents.
Wendi’d had a run of bad luck and needed to relocate for work. What could she do with the house in Fishers? The neighborhood had been hit hard during the
recession, and there was no way to sell it high enough to pay off two mortgages.
One brisk October morning, Jennifer laid out Wendi’s options: 1)
find the cash to pay off the mortgage balance, 2) let it go to foreclosure, or
3) compromise and apply for a short sale with both mortgage lenders.
Jennifer knew it wouldn’t be easy when she chose the latter, but they
dove into it. By January, the ladies were looking at three offers.
The highest was chosen and the ride began. The first lender
approved the offer in short order, but the second was not as cooperative.
Jennifer sparred with that lender while the buyers hung in there for
EIGHT months! The bank’s delay tactics frustrated everyone to the point
that the buyers chose to move on in August. So, Jennifer put it back on the
market – still fighting with the second lender – and found a couple more
offers! The highest was submitted in September. BOTH loans now had
to be re-approved because the first approval had expired. It was
maddening! At times, there was a desire by all to just give up. but
patience prevailed, the approvals moved more quickly in the second round, and
they closed in late October – 366 days after the process began. Jennifer
was reminded that persistence pays off, even after patience runs out, and that
there is a solution to hardship. It’s not always easy, but it’s always
the lesser of three evils.
Absolutely spotless, spacious four bedroom home with unique loft & open, circular floor plan. Many upgrades including hardwood floors, 9′ ceilings, granite counter tops, rot-resistant deck. Cul-de-sac location and three-car garage. This is a lovely, sunny home with neutral paint colors and all the interior living spaces you demand, including an office, formal dining & living rooms, cozy hearth room adjoining the kitchen, a gracious foyer in which to greet guests & an excellent finished basement with two large spaces, full bath & storage area. Low maintenance brick & cement siding exterior. Like new, without the cost or wait of building. A must see!
When the owner of 12027 Sellerton Drive in Fishers called Jennifer, she was frustrated. Her home had been on the market for 6 months with another broker. Her showings had been few, and the feedback nil. Lisa had been referred to Jennifer by her brother, a prior client of Jennifer’s, and something had to change! That house needed to be SOLD. Jennifer took over the marketing of the SPOTLESS, fashionable home, and generated 86 showings in the later half of 2011. The third offer received was the one that was accepted and closed in January. As they were leaving the table, Lisa shared with all present that this had been her second home sale. In both cases, she’d first tried the marketing process with firms other than Carpenter, and in both cases, the homes hadn’t sold until she’d listed them with Carpenter in a second go-round. “I don’t know what it is about Carpenter, but they sold my homes twice when others couldn’t. Must be all the marketing,” she told everyone in the room, with a shrug of her shoulders. Jennifer just smiled, reminded once again of her favorite tagline: “Call Carpenter…Call it SOLD.”
A great opportunity awaits in Hoosier Woods! Located on a quiet street, across from the natural area & walking paths, this home offers a nice location, open floor plan, fashionable paint colors & a fenced back yard! Large master bedroom features new laminate flooring and a good-sized walk-in closet. 9′ ceilings throughout provide a spacious, stately feel. Seller says “bring all offers.” Priced to reflect the need for new carpet in the living areas. Do you know anyone looking for a steal in Fishers??
SPOTLESS is the right word to describe this tasteful home. ELEGANT with a fashionable color palate, granite counter tops, crown molding and wainscoting. SPACIOUS with 4 BDRMS, a super open floor plan, and an unfinished BSMT for future expansion. CONVENIENT to the community pool, clubhouse and park so the younger members of the family can roam and ride in safety, easy access to I-69, low maintenance inside and out. EASY to see, love and purchase. CALL your favorite agent today to see it!