JUST LISTED – 8210 Lieber Road, Indianapolis

IMG_1869You will not believe this lot when the snow melts! With its mature trees, lush landscape, fire pit and paths, the sellers hate to leave it, but new opportunity beckons, so this updated sprawling ranch can now be your piece of paradise with its awesome four season sunroom, fabulous circular floor plan, large bedrooms, modern kitchen, new windows and lengthy list of updates. Will it be the master bath or the super cozy family room that wins you over?

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SOLD – 1045 Crown Point, Zionsville

1045 Crown Point CirScott & 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!

SOLD – 2370 Woodland Trace, Plainfield

2370 Woodland TraceLinda 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!

SOLD – 1218 Selkirk Lane, Indianapolis

1218 Selkirk LaneTim and Tracy grew up in a traditional two-story home in Washington Township.  Tragic illnesses took their parents just six months apart, and the two young adults were left with a house with a lot of deferred maintenance and a crippling amount of grief.  Eventually, it became reality that the house had to be sold in order to settle the estate; twas the last step in that arduous process.  Their first listing agent did not get the job done.  The house was overpriced, underprepared and under-marketed.  A friend referred Tracy to Jennifer, and everything changed.  The house’s defects were discovered and reflected in the pricing for the property, the marketing was adjusted to appeal to the most likely buyers, and a strong cash offer from a rehab investor was received and accepted shortly thereafter. Today, the house is gorgeous and once-again filled with joy as a new family revels in the result of the renovation completed last fall.  Tim and Tracy are happy to see their parents’ home once again glorious.  Jennifer is honored that she could help reinvent their responsibility from one of grief to one of peace.

SOLD – 7402 Fishback Road, Indianapolis

7402 Fishback RoadTom was ready to move closer to his grandchildren in Zionsville.  He’d been trying to sell his charming, historic home of 20+ years near the Eagle Creek Reservoir off and on for two years with other brokers.  After a disappointing fall-through, Tom pulled his listing from the other broker and put it in Jennifer’s hands.  Under her watch, multiple offers were received and a sale was struck, but the inspections proved challenging. Jennifer guided him through that, converted the sale to “as is” pricing, and closed the deal last summer, so that Tom was able to buy an easy-living ranch in Whitestown, just 10 minutes from his family.  He has no more acreage to mow, no more maintenance and plenty of time to spend with his grandchildren! When you need an agent willing and able to work through the rough spots of your transaction, trust Jennifer to figure out how to write your own Story of Sold!

JUST LISTED – 3237 Autumn Ash Drive, Zionsvile

Jen 030This home still smells BRAND NEW! Most rooms have never seen furniture. This is like buying new without the price tag or wait on new construction! Well finished & ready for immediate occupancy, you’ll love the spacious plan with a 5th bedroom suite on the main floor, large rear yard, & a three-car attached garage. The morning room off the kitchen adds a nice gathering space for family & the finished basement is ready for your theatre. Endless storage exists in the cabinets, closets & giant basement. Ready for a 6th bedroom if needed! Call Jennifer today for more details or to arrange a private tour.

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JUST SOLD – 2505 N Eaton Avenue, Indianapolis

MontgomeriesJennifer’s relationship with Bill and Carolyn dates back to the early days of her real estate career in Indiana.  Their home on the west side of Indy was one of Jennifer’s first listings, and she’d been able to sell that one in short order, despite a depressed neighborhood and a declining house market. So when it came time for her treasured past clients to buy again, they called upon her for assistance. The home she helped them buy was perfect for them…spacious, clean, wheel chair accessible, and close to their doctors. The problem started with an idiot for an appraiser.  The first appraisal came in at 10% off purchase price!  The sellers were distressed, Jennifer was flabbergasted, and Bill and Carolyn were crushed. After the appraiser refused to consider the supporting data Jennifer presented, she decided to take the matter all the way to the Veterans Administration.  Jennifer put together an iron-clad argument supporting value and demanded a second appraisal.  The VA assigned a field representative to review the argument Jennifer presented, and ultimately adjusted the appraisal value to the purchase price.  How often do you win a fight with the government?  The process took a couple extra weeks, but Bill and Carolyn closed on their purchase in early September, and the sellers just raved to Jennifer at the closing table in gratitude for her efforts.  Most importantly, Bill and Carolyn are now in a safe, lovely home that meets 100% of their needs, and Jennifer learned that it IS worth it to fight a bad appraisal.