Despite Indiana’s booming seller’s market, the fall-through rate on real estate purchases is at an all-time high. “What’s happening is buyers are forced into making very, very quick decisions,” says Jada Sparks, managing broker at Carpenter Realtors’ Anderson office. “They’re forced to walk into a house and make a decision in five minutes or they’ll lose the house. That sets a tone that makes the transaction much harder. The buyers get emotional, start to backtrack, start to question. It’s setting us up to start transactions on shakier ground.”
Buying a Vacation Home
Have you ever thought about purchasing a second home? Are you dreaming about a lakefront getaway or a quiet cabin in the woods? While a vacation home may sound like a great idea, finding the right property can seem daunting at first. But with guidance from a qualified Realtor who specializes in vacation homes, the process itself can be a dream.
Why You Need a “Buyer’s” Agent
Finding the perfect home can be a real challenge, and finding a great buyer’s agent can be just as difficult. The job of the buyer’s agent is to serve you – the buyer. Whether you are a first-time homeowner looking for an affordable entry into home ownership or a recent retiree seeking to downsize your lifestyle and enjoy maintenance-free living, it is important to choose a buyer’s agent who truly understands your needs.
A Yard Sign and Internet Listing Isn’t Enough: Aggressively Marketing a Home Brings More Buyers and Better Offers
Central Indiana has hundreds of real estate companies and thousands of licensed agents, but when it comes to resources not all are equal. Working with a realtor who is backed by strong resources — especially marketing and training — ensures your home gets seen by as many potential buyers as possible and that the transaction goes smoothly, quickly and stress-free.
Thinking About Real Estate as a Career?
Some people just love their jobs. They gain traction quickly, naturally connect with their work, and quickly become the best performers in an organization. Sadly, this typically is only 15% of all of us. Are you among the 15% who are happy, or are you one of the 85% who just can’t find a job you love? If you’re in the second group, maybe you need to try something completely different and new.
What Do Our Successful Agents Say About our Training?
See what some of Carpenter’s most successful agents, people just like you, are saying about Carpenter’s training for new agents.
Carpenter’s Home Buying System
Buying a home is a big and important task. It’s the biggest investment we make, and there are thousands of Indianapolis and central Indiana homes for sale from which to choose. With a well-organized, proven approach to the home-buying process, your Carpenter Realtors® real estate agent can help you find the home of your dreams.
What Buyers Look for in Different Price Ranges
As Central Indiana real estate booms, the market tends to favor sellers. Record low housing inventory means homes sell quickly and buyers should prioritize their preferences. However, sellers can make the most of the market if they know what prospective buyers are looking for.
Buying a Home in a Sellers’ Market
With a growing technology industry and blossoming urban districts, Indianapolis and all of central Indiana is on the rise. As more people move in than out and potential homeowners take advantage of low interest rates, the housing market can be what we call a sellers’ market. In a recent month, the number of homes sold climbed 5.3%, yet listings fell by 3.8%.
Headache-Free Mortgage Tips
Buying an Indiana home for sale may be the most exciting financial transaction you ever undertake. Yet it can also be the most confusing and stressful. No matter how many times you may have done it before, as laws change the process becomes more complicated and intimidating every time, particularly when it comes to getting a mortgage loan.