Executive Home in Desirable Thorpe Creek at Woods Fishers

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Listed by Tim & Julie Schnepp, The Schnepp Home Selling Team at RE/MAX Real Estate Services

Connect with one of our Buyer Specialists, Leigh Ann Rogers or Linda Tyler now 765-274-4781

Gorgeous executive home located in desirable Thorpe Creek. This custom designed home boasts full finished basement, hardwood floors & a 13 foot tall solarium with coffered ceiling. A gourmet kitchen includes granite counter tops, Stainless steel appliances and a center island. The open concept main level has beautiful hand scraped hardwood floors, 9 foot ceilings and a formal dining room. The owners retreat is huge and has coffered ceilings, a full bath with double walk in closets and a whirlpool tub. Three other large bedrooms upstairs all have walk in closets and full baths. The basement has a great family room that is open to a rec area and a full size wet bar. This great space is perfect for entertaining. A fifth bedrooms is located on the lower level along with a private exercise room and full bath. This executive home is located close to schools, shopping, restaurants and has easy access to Indy. Thorpe Creek community has a great clubhouse, pool and playground. For more info or to schedule a private showing Click HERE or call 765-274-4781.

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Want to Sell Fast? 

fit to sellOne of the keys to selling your home quickly and for top dollar is tapping into what buyers really want. Real estate is all about relationships. Day in and day out we work to build relationships with those in our community as well as our past, present, and future clients. Relationships don’t stop there though. Once we have a relationship with you, we start building that relational bridge to your new home. Some buyers find that connection through emotions and others through the idea of a high return on their investment. My job is to identify what buyers want and help coach you through the ins and outs of capitalizing on your homes strengths and improving weaknesses. It helps to have experience on your side when it comes to knowing what buyers want.

A touch of luxury: Ideally, everyone would be able to find a home with all the modern luxuries and amenities within their price range. Unfortunately, in reality there is usually some give and take on wish list items. We work to help buyers find the luxurious features they can afford within their price range and coach them on how they can upgrade the rest to make it truly the home they want. According to the National Association of REALTORS Home Features Survey, the top three luxuries buyers sought in a home were central air conditioning, an updated kitchen, and a finished basement or in-law suite.

Details Matter: We view a lot of homes every single day. One of the first items potential buyers notice are the cosmetic details like new carpet or hard wood floors or an updated paint color. It is no surprise cosmetic details are the easiest to upgrade and also some of the lesser expensive projects.  We often recommend these fixes as a good solution to update your home and give buyers what they want to see. Of those surveyed, 20% said granite counter tops were important, and 17% said they wanted to see stainless steel appliances. The most important things buyers wanted to see were updated appliances, and an eat-in kitchen.

Function: Ever been in a home with lots of features that, while may look pretty, just aren’t practical? We have too, a lot. Not all potential buyers don’t want their new home to be a laden with projects, and are looking for more than just an idea of shelter, but be something more like what they have come to expect from Pinterest or Pottery Barn. Some of the luxuries buyers want include a home with a laundry room, a home with a garage, a home with a fireplace, and a home with a basement.

While these are just a few of the things buyers are looking for, it’s important to remember all buyers are different.  We see some buyers concerned with hardwood floors, open concept plans, and energy efficiency. While others focus on things like having a private master bath, and whether or not there is a home office, or the potential to create one.

We want to help our buyers easily separate one home from the next to find a place they can happily call home. We want your home to be their next dream home. Call us today to get the power and knowledge of the Schnepp Home Selling Team working for you, 765-778-3573 or connect with us online at SearchCentralIndianaHomes.com. There is a reason 147 families chose the Schnepp Home Selling Team last year, we want to help you next!

 

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Open Houses In Pendleton Sunday April 12 from 1 to 3pm

Join us at these two great Open Houses this Sunday, April 12 from 1 to 3pm

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400 E State St, Pendleton, IN 46064 Hosted by Linda Tyler, RE/MAX Real Estate Services

Call a Buyer Specialist now for more info or to schedule a private showing 765-274-4781

This beautiful home built in 1899 is located on Historic State street in town Pendleton. This large home has original woodwork, lots of oak hardwood floors & many updates. Main level includes a gorgeous stairway, a living room with wood burning stove and a family room. The kitchen has cherry cabinets and includes all the appliances. A formal dining room has beautiful flooring On second level is a huge master suite with a fireplace, an updated full bath with claw foot tub and spacious bedrooms.

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6340 S Hunters Run, Pendleton, IN 46064 Hosted by Leigh Ann Rogers, RE/MAX Real Estate Services

Call a Buyer Specialist now for more info or to schedule a private showing 765-274-478

Beautiful move in ready home in desirable Fox Run neighborhood. This fully custom brick home sits on a nearly one-acre lot and features a great open floor plan and two large living areas on the main level. The Kitchen has updated cabinets from Madison County Cabinet and granite counter tops. The large master suite features a tray ceiling, a fireplace and a walk in closet. The master bathroom includes jetted tub, tiled shower, granite vanity area with double sinks and a water closet. The laundry room is updated with granite. The finished basement includes a wet bar, full bath and a bedroom. You will love the huge back patio that looks out onto yard with fire pit, play set and golf holes. The home features updates such as a new roof, heat pump, updated carpet, landscaping and fresh paint. Pendleton Schools.

Listing Provided Courtesy Of: Liberty Real Estate, LLC.

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Your Market Update from Tim & Julie Schnepp

FirstDayOfSpring_FB1Overall what are we seeing? Nationally, February home sales and prices moved higher. Unlike last February, we saw an increase in home sales and a moderate increase in home prices. Home prices in February rose 7.1% from January and 2.2% year over year. Sales through the winter held their ground, as four of the last six months saw higher sales than the same time from the previous year.

The inventory of homes for sale in February was lower than both the last previous months. This is not uncommon, as many people are gearing up for the traditional “listing season.” The average days on market is staying stable. Median sales prices were up 5.5% year over year. That makes for 37 consecutive months where median sales prices have risen.

Our RE/MAX CEO stated recently, “It’s a very good sign that home sales picked up in February. Although it’s one of the slower months for housing, this incurs shows that consumers have confidence entering the market. They’re feeling improvements in job and wage growth, and recognize that mortgage rates remain near historic lows.”

What does this mean for you? It is a great time to sell, but it is a great time to buy too! Interest rates are still low and buyers are able to buy a lot for their money. Sellers are starting to see better return on their investments than maybe they have in years past. It is a win win for both sides.

What’s next? Are you curious about selling or what your next home might look like? Connect with The Schnepp Home Selling Team and get the ball rolling. We have a team in place to help you reach your goals. We offer a free property analysis with no strings attached. We want you to see what market value for your home would be right now, and how that fits in with your future plans. Give Tim & Julie Schnepp a call at 765-778-3573 or visit us online at SearchCentralIndianaHomes.com

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OPEN HOUSE Sunday! Beautiful Homes in Pendleton and Anderson – We’ll See You There!

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY


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Join us this Sunday, March 29

Listed by Tim & Julie Schnepp, Schnepp Home Selling Team at RE/MAX Real Estate Services

Call a Buyer Specialist now 765-274-4781

JUST LISTED! 123 E Michelle, Pendleton, IN  – Open Sun, March 29 from 1 to 2:30pm

Join Leigh Ann Rogers at this Beautiful New listing, Provided by Tim & Julie Schnepp, RE/MAX Real Estate Services

10775 Wymm Ln, Ingalls, IN 46048- Open Sunday, March 29 from 1 to 2:30pm

Join Tim Schnepp at this Two-Story Home in Prairie Hollow, Provided by Tim & Julie Schnepp, RE/MAX Real Estate Services

1840 Lora St, Anderson, IN 46013- Open Sunday, March 29 from 1 to 2:30pm

Join Julie Schnepp at this updated, three bedroom, brick ranch home, Provided by Tim & Julie Schnepp, RE/MAX Real Estate Services

1003 Avalon Ln, Anderson, IN 46017- Open Sunday, March 29 from 3 to 4:30pm

Join Julie Schnepp at this cute and affordable home located on a corner lot in town Chesterfield, Provided by Tim & Julie Schnepp, RE/MAX Real Estate Services

Perhaps you’re considering listing your home? – Connect with Tim & Julie Schnepp Today. Call 765-778-3573 | Jschnepp@remax.net

WE’LL SEE YOU THERE! 

765-274-4781

 

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The ABC’s of Having Your Home on the Market

556059_3624354016380_498112275_nThinking of Selling? Now is definitely the time! Here are a few tips we use to prep our sellers for having a home on the market.

Always expect the house to be shown at the worst possible time. When you leave your home, try to straighten things and/or hide anything that you do not have time to straighten. Before you leave for work, tidy up the house, make beds and do the dishes. Now you will be able to approve an appointment in the middle of the day, before you get home. Also, make sure you leave a listing brochure out for the buyers to review all the details about your home. We will provide you with the listing brochure soon after listing.

Be prepared for surprises and some disappointments. Real estate agents are usually showing several homes at a time—in fact they will rarely show just your property. This means they may be running late or get so far behind schedule they have to skip seeing some of the homes on their tour. Sometimes a buyer will drive up and choose not to go inside. Unfortunately, this is part of taking the good with the bad. It is best if you leave when your home is being shown. Realtors need to do their best to overcome any objections and to speak freely to sell the strong points to their buyers. It is fine to stay at your house until they arrive — simply slip out as soon as you see them drive up or soon thereafter. It is always best that you leave 15 minutes before your scheduled showing. This way you will be gone if they show up early and you will not be playing musical cars in the driveway. We always want the buyers to be comfortable when they are at your home. If they run into you or know that you are around, it may distract them from enjoying your home. Remember, buyer’s emotions and feelings about a home are one of the major factors in their decision process. Let’s do all we can to make sure they feel welcome.

Call if something comes up, in cases such as a family emergency, a sick family member or if you are going to be hosting a party. We will be happy to block all showings for those times when it is necessary. Our goal is to get you an offer as quickly as possible —and to do this the house must be available for showings. So we will proactively reschedule any showing conflicts. We answer our phones and know that communication is the key to a smooth and successful transaction and we encourage our clients to reach out to us.

There are a lot of steps in a real estate transaction. The award winning staff at The Schnepp Home Selling Team has over 20 years of experience to put to work for you. With dedicated buyers agents, listing agents, listing coordinator, and closing coordinator – you can be assured that we will handle every detail for you.

Call Tim & Julie Schnepp and the Schnepp Home Selling Team at RE/MAX Real Estate Services today 765-778-3573 | Jschnepp@remax.net

Want to know the value of your home? Start with a free home valuation Here

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Refresh Your Deck This Summer

With spring in full bloom, homeowners are taking advantage of the weather and prepping their outdoor living spaces for the upcoming summer season. While there are a handful of different low-cost deck trends for 2014, homeowners can freshen up their existing space without breaking the bank by highlighting a few key elements.
The following updates are as easy as they are wallet-friendly.

Rock the railing. The railing is often the first thing guests see when they take a look at your deck from the yard or street, so it’s important to realize that this is more than just a safety feature—although functionality is important, too!

Make a statement and allow your railing to stand-out by switching up building materials. For example, if you have a wood deck, it doesn’t mean you need to have wood railings. In fact, glass railings are a popular option today. Want to pass on glass? Look into composite or aluminum.

Pump up the posts. Your deck posts can get a quick revamp with post caps. Additionally, planter pots are becoming increasingly popular: Plant an herb garden or your favorite perennial right on your deck post. You can also look into posts with built-in lighting—some are solar!

Add spark to your spindles. The spindles between your rail posts, also known as balusters, can also be updated. Get a unique look by mixing and matching materials.

Love the lights. If you’re already proud of your outdoor space, spruce up your lighting to show it off at night. Look into recessed lights for the stairs, ornamental post lights, soft illuminating floor lights or eco friendly solar options.

If you want to take on a bigger project and give your deck a major facelift, consider redoing the base. Natural wood continues to be popular, but if you don’t have the time or money for wood, you can consider composite decking. Lots of consumers favor composite because it’s durable and low maintenance. And, many designs closely mimic real wood so you still have the aesthetic appeal.

 

Spring is in bloom and so is the housing market. If you’re looking to buy or sell call The Schnepp Home Selling Team today. We have the experience you need to reach your real estate goals.

 

 

 

 

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Costly Mistakes to Avoid when Preparing your Home Sale

FAQ Selling your home, especially if you have never done it before, can be surprisingly time consuming and emotionally challenging. Yes, there will be strangers poking around your closets and cabinets and may even criticize the place which, to you and your family, is way more than simply four walls and a roof. To top it all off, they may offer you less than you feel your home is worth. When entering into such a complex and emotional transaction, it is easy to make mistakes. But with the help of the Schnepp Home Selling Team, you can avoid many common slip ups. Here are just a few mistakes to avoid when listing your home for sale.

A major factor is neglecting repairs and maintenance. Buyers are always looking for a deal, so making sure all necessary repairs are done in advance will help ensure those repairs don’t end up on the buyer’s negative checklist. Another mistake is not depersonalizing. Buyers need to be able to envision themselves living in your home. To help them achieve this, remove distractions by packing away personal collectibles and other personal items. A third mistake is not removing odors. You have only one chance to make a great first impression. If buyers walk into your home and smell smoke, pets, or strong cooking odors, they may be turned off and either cross the home off their list or reduce their offer.

For more mistakes to avoid before selling your home you can call one of our experienced agents at 765-778-3573 or visit: http://timandjulieschnepp.com/home-seller-resources. We rank in the top 1% of RE/MAX agents in the state of Indiana and we have the experience and expertise to meet your home buying and selling needs.

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Winter Curb Appeal

WinterSelling your home in today’s marketplace requires thoughtful planning and expertise. When it comes to preparing your home for sale, curb appeal is important even if it isn’t the entire reason a buyer chooses your home. Buyers usually make quick judgments as to whether or not your home meets their criteria after driving by or viewing photos online. What you really want is for the buyer to take the next step and see the inside of your home. If you give your exterior a well-cared for appearance, buyers will be more excited to view your interior as well.

A good place to start when evaluating your curb appeal is to stand at the end of your driveway and consider any updates that need to be done. Are there repairs that need to be made? Consider your roofing, siding, and lighting. Since we are in the winter months, you can’t do much in regard to painting, but you still want to make sure your home is appealing to prospective buyers.

For some simple curb appeal, you could add winter arrangements to your front porch or near your garage. In these snowy days, be sure your driveway and sidewalks are shoveled and salted at all times. Buyers want to feel safe viewing your home. Make sure you remove all of your festive lights since it is after the holidays, as buyers want to see the house in its natural state. In your back yard, be sure to shovel off your deck or patio so buyers can see the size and condition. Buyers want to know what they are buying even if they can’t use it right away.

The first impression is a lasting one. Your goal is to show the buyer your home is worth moving into and not moving on from. For more great tips like this, call your local real estate experts Tim and Julie Schnepp at 765-778-3573. You can start your home search today and find even more great seller tips at timandjulieschnepp.com.

 

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Making a Great First Impression when selling

Fit to sell deal makersFor some sellers, it isn’t easy for them to go through the actual process of selling their home — for one reason or another. The RE/MAX “Fit to Sell” series presents the top priorities for home sellers when preparing their home. In this week’s “Fit to Sell” we provide the “deal makers” that home buyers expect when looking for a home, including: curb appeal, up to date features, and master suite.

It is no secret that many buyers want the perfect, move-in ready home. A typical buyer has a mental checklist of what they want and if your home doesn’t have it, they move on. Working with our RE/MAX agents will help ensure your home stays at the top of the list

There are several key areas to focus your attention on when updating your home for sale. Curb appeal is the ultimate first impression. Having the front of the property looking exceptional, will give the impression that the home has been well taken care of. A positive image creates anticipation for the buyers to see more.

As a buyer enters your home, you want to grab their attention from the front door. You can give your home optimal flow and space by removing excess clutter and rearrange furniture. Overall, buyers are looking for contemporary, hotel style bathrooms and upscale kitchens. Warm and welcoming master bedrooms with up to date flooring will also be major positives in your favor. Did you know hard wood floors are the most desirable floor coverings to have?

Your RE/MAX agents know the comparable to other homes on the market and how your home will compete. You don’t get a second chance to make that first impression. 

To find out more regarding how fit to sell your property is, call us today 765-778-3573. You can find more great seller resources like this at timandjulieschnepp.com.

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