As a pilot, Chuck moved around a lot. It was for this reason that he left his home in Zionsville and moved to Wisconsin. The market was abysmal at that time, and he put a renter in the Zionsville house until the market had recovered. In 2015, he was referred by his renter to call Jennifer if he wanted to sell the house after they moved out! Jennifer was delighted to help, of course. The house was in one of the most popular neighborhoods in town, and the market was looking strong for the new year. It was, however, a bit of a boring house. It had fresh carpet and clean paint, but it needed “something.” So Jennifer took her stash of staging loot to the house on a Sunday afternoon and installed it for a little “softer touch.” The very week after the shower curtains went up and the potted plants went out, that house was sold. The inspections were tough, though. It had been a rental for many years with an absentee landlord who hadn’t been all that attentive. They got through it after some extensive repair work by Jennifer’s most trusted contractors, and Chuck still made a pretty penny on his left-behind home. And Jennifer stashed away the staging items for the next house “in need of a woman’s touch,” because she knows a bit of color and a softer presentation go along way in helping a buyer bond with a house enough to write an offer.
Everything you seek! Adorning this elegant Stonegate home is a sprawling lawn (over an acre!) with custom landscape & hardscape (neighborhood pool nearby!) + an elegant basement with kitchen, wine cellar & in-law quarters. You’ll find multiple outdoor spaces for entertaining, exquisite quality & detail in the finishes & ample rooms to suit all members in the Family of the Manor. The main floor owners’ suite is so impressive! Truly turn-key, easy location for a commute in either direction, plus an excellent social environment in neighborhood with sufficient privacy.
It sure is fun to house hunt when you’re selling in California and buying in Zionsville. Your funds do go a long way, and that makes the prospects exciting! But how to navigate a new market without making a mistake or overspending? “Work with a pro,” Jennifer says, “like Helena did, and then you’ll know you’re buying the right home, at the right price, under the right terms.” Helena had a lot of options when she began her hunt, but the market was moving fast. There was not a lot of time to think about a house before it was snapped up by somebody else. Jennifer guided her toward the neighborhoods she liked, in the school district she wanted, and helped her evaluate the pros and cons of each for size, space and location for her needs. In the end, she selected a renovated, classic home in Sugarbush, in the right school district for her boys and in amazing condition. (Her boys might argue that the zipline in the back yard played into the decision, too!) A fair offer was accepted and the sale closed just a few days after the house in California was sold, and Helena is loving our low cost of living!
You 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?
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!
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!
Tim 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.