Posts Tagged ‘buy a home in fort wayne’

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My very first showing seemed like SOOOO long ago…

July 24, 2010

I started selling real estate with RE/MAX Home Connection back in January of 2009. I remember sitting at my desk in early February when the phone rang.  I was so green I was nervous to even pick it up.  What if I say something stupid?  What if I don’t have the answer to their question?  GOD FORBID…  what if they want to see a house???? I took a breath, answered the phone and guess what?  I did okay!  And they wanted to see a house!

On the way to the showing I had to take a few deep breaths to calm my nerves a bit. Nothing in my teeth, no boogers hanging out of my nose…  HERE WE GO!

G and his wife were VERY pleasant people!! We walked through the house, shared a few laughs, and I think I did rather well.  Unfortunately the house was not for them.  We hung out in the kitchen and chatted for a while about what they want in their new home.  I walked away feeling confident and thankful that my first showing was under my belt.

I followed up with G and after a few conversations he told me that they were going to go ahead and stay in their current home right now and do some improvements. He also told me that he would get back with me when they are ready to buy.  A few months later he called me and said that after the all the work they did to their home they decided they wanted to stay put for a while.

I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed to make a sale (I get paid straight commission and a brother needs to eat!), but if they aren’t ready then they aren’t ready. I thanked him for the opportunity and told him I would keep in touch from time to time.  I sent him a thank you card, followed up with a phone call a little later, and then I found him on Facebook and we became “friends”.  I got to learn a little more about him and his EXTREMELY DRY sense of humor.  🙂  I also learned that he and my younger brother were friends at college.

Fast forward to 3 weeks ago. G emails me and says he wants to see an investment property.  It was a lower dollar home but I’ll take it!  We showed him the house and again, it was a no go.  It needed way too much work.  Then he started talking about he and his bride and that they were back in the market to buy.

The first house we looked at had a pool in the basement. Yeah, a pool in the basement.  Too weird.  The worst part of it was that the entire basement had drywall in it and there was not much ventilation.  On the upside…  the house came with a pet!

Yes, that is a dead mouse and NO, he is not doing the side stroke. We didn’t go for that house but went out 2 more times and found them the PERFECT HOUSE! We got it under contract earlier this week and will be closing in 3-4 weeks.  How awesome is that??

It only took a year and a half, but I finally helped my very 1st client find their beautiful new home! Oh, and we are listing their current home soon as well.  Thank you persistance and thank you Facebook!

If you would like to buy or sell a home  in Fort Wayne, Indiana or in the surrounding communities, please call Jared, Amanda, Deb, or Alisha of The Christiansen Team at 260-704-0842, email us at ChristiansenTeam@gmail.com, or you may want to visit ChristiansenTeam.com for more specific information on the communities we service.

Relocating or moving to Fort Wayne? Contact us to see how we can help!

Want to know a little more about us?  Check out our Facebook fan page HERE or GOOGLE US or visit our YouTube Channel

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My major “D’OH” moment today…

March 12, 2010

Mr. Smith is living out west and relocating to Fort Wayne in the near future. He found a couple of homes on my website and asked me if I would be so kind as to walk through a couple of them, take better pictures and give him a better description of the home and the neighborhood.  Let’s back track to this morning before I go on…

5:00 AM:  My alarm clock goes off and I hurry to get ready to go pick up donuts and deliver them to the Fort Wayne GM Plant. 5 AM I SAID!!! Groggy and with donuts in hand, I headed out to the plant.  1 cup of coffee down and I was back on my game.  We gave out gift bags and chatted with a bunch of GM Transfers from  Louisiana, Janesville WI, and some from Michigan.  Great people!!

From there I had to hurry back home, feed the dog, and then head to my two showings. The first house was vacant and it took me about 10 minutes to walk through and take notes and pictures.  Then I pull up to the second house.  I get out and think to myself, “self, this looks nicer in person than in the pictures“.

The showing instructions said that the lock box was on a table inside the closed in front porch. I open the door and I can’t find it.  Okay, no biggie…  I look in the window and it looks like nobody was home.  I go around to the side door and the back door and NO LOCK BOX. I’m starting to get annoyed…  I head back to the front porch and look around again and still NO LOCK BOX!!

I decide to call this ding dong listing agent and ask him where the hell the lock box is. I fling open the door to and look towards the sign in the front hard to get the phone # and then it happens…


I AM LOOKING AT THE WRONG FRIGGIN PROPERTY!!!!!!!! I look over to my right and there is the agent’s sign in front of the house I am supposed to be viewing.  I walk over, open the porch door and guess what is sitting right there on the table?  Yup.  The lock box.

This is just one more reason that I love being a Realtor in Fort Wayne.  NO TWO DAYS ARE EVER THE SAME!!! Time to head to a showing now and then to an inspection.  Please wish me luck that I go to the right house.  Thank you.  🙂

If you would like to buy or sell a home in Fort Wayne Indiana or in the surrounding communities, please call us at 260-704-0842, email us at ChristiansenTeam@gmail.com, or you may want to visit our website for more specific information on the communities we service.

Relocating to Fort Wayne? Are you moving to work at the Fort Wayne GM Plant? Contact us to see how we can help!

Want to know a little more about us?  Check out our Facebook fan page HERE or GOOGLE US!!

Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen

FORT WAYNE HOMES FOR SALE

The Christiansen Team

WE work, YOU win!!



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Just listed! Home for sale in Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Open Houses

March 4, 2010

JUST LISTED!  637 Huffman St, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  This affordable home in Fort Wayne features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, over 1,000 square feet, incredible hardwood floors, ceramic tile in kitchen and bathroom, and beautiful woodwork throughout!  All of this for $49,599!!  Call today for your private viewing.

VIRTUAL TOUR HERE

FORT WAYNE OPEN HOUSES FOR Sunday March 7 include:

2825 Jade Cove Sunday 1-3

10306 Windsail Cove in New Haven from 1-3

2327 and 2331 John St from 2-4

If you would like to buy or sell a home in Fort Wayne Indiana or in the surrounding communities, please call us at 260-704-0842, email us at ChristiansenTeam@gmail.com, or you may want to visit our website for more specific information on the communities we service.

Relocating to Fort Wayne? Are you moving to work at the Fort Wayne GM Plant? Contact us to see how we can help!

Want to know a little more about us?  Check out our Facebook fan page HERE or GOOGLE US!!

Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen

FORT WAYNE HOMES FOR SALE

The Christiansen Team

WE work, YOU win!!

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Beautiful home in NW Allen County Fort Wayne JUST LISTED!

February 19, 2010

Contemporary home in Northwest Allen County School District in Fort Wayne Indiana! Very large great room with cathedral ceilings.  Master bedroom has a walk in closet and BIG BACKYARD with a sidewalk path for those evening walks!

This Fort Wayne home for sale features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1,580 square feet with a 2 car attached garage.  LIST PRICE $119,889.  Call today for your private viewing!

VIRTUAL TOUR HERE

FORT WAYNE OPEN HOUSES THIS SUNDAY:

2327 and 2321 John St  from 2-4

1302 Willen Court  from 1-3

10306 Windsail Cove from 1-3

All 4 new construction homes!

If you would like to buy or sell a home in Fort Wayne Indiana or in the surrounding communities, please call us at 260-704-0842, email us at ChristiansenTeam@gmail.com, or you may want to visit our website for more specific information on the communities we service.

Relocating to Fort Wayne? Are you moving to work at the Fort Wayne GM Plant? Contact us to see how we can help!

Want to know a little more about us?  Check out our Facebook fan page HERE or GOOGLE US!!

Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen

FORT WAYNE HOMES FOR SALE

The Christiansen Team

WE work, YOU win!!


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Are you relocating to Fort Wayne as part of the GM Plant Transfers?

February 4, 2010

If you are relocating to Fort Wayne as part of the GM Plant Tranfers, we can help! My wife Amanda and I are both full time Realtors in Fort Wayne with RE/MAX Home Connection.  Our office is about 5 minutes from the Fort Wayne GM Plant!

Are you transferring to Fort Wayne but not ready to buy a house yet? That’s fine with us!  We can help you find a rental home or apartment in the area.  There are a lot of  nice apartment complexes around south west Fort Wayne that are close to the GM Plant.

Are you moving to Fort Wayne and have questions about where to live or general questions about the area? We are here to answer any questions you may have about South West Fort Wayne and the surrounding area.  We have lived in and around Fort Wayne for most of our adult lives so we know the area well!  Feel free to give either of us a call if you have any questions about living in Fort Wayne or Roanoke or surround communities!

Please let us know how we can help you.

If you would like to buy or sell a home in Fort Wayne Indiana or in the surrounding communities, please call us at 260-704-0842, email us at ChristiansenTeam@gmail.com, or you may want to visit our website for more specific information on the communities we service.

Relocating to Fort Wayne? Are you moving to work at the Fort Wayne GM Plant? Contact us to see how we can help!

Want to know a little more about us?  Check out our Facebook fan page HERE or GOOGLE US!!

Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen

FORT WAYNE HOMES FOR SALE

The Christiansen Team

WE work, YOU win!!

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New Construction at it’s FINEST! Beautiful Ranch in New Haven Indiana

February 4, 2010

There’s new construction, and then there’s Carriage Place Homes. Top quality home with an open floor plan!  Split bedroom plan with a prairie influenced exterior featuring stacked stone on the front and porch columns, shake siding and dutch gable roofs.  10 foot ceilings in foyer and great room, step ceiling and rope lighting in master bedroom, corner fireplace and covered porch.  Too many great features to name them all!

VIEW THE VIRTUAL TOUR HERE

All of this for $169,900!

If you would like to buy or sell a home in Fort Wayne Indiana or in the surrounding communities, please call us at 260-704-0842, email us at ChristiansenTeam@gmail.com, or you may want to visit our website for more specific information on the communities we service.

Relocating to Fort Wayne? Are you moving to work at the Fort Wayne GM Plant? Contact us to see how we can help!

Want to know a little more about us?  Check out our Facebook fan page HERE or GOOGLE US!!

Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen

FORT WAYNE HOMES FOR SALE

The Christiansen Team

WE work, YOU win!!

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Fun times showings houses in Fort Wayne!!!

January 27, 2010

There are many reasons I love being a Realtor in Fort Wayne, but one of the things I enjoy the most is showing houses. It helps build rapport with clients, helps me to get to know what they like and don’t like, and sometimes full of surprises.

Today we were showing homes in rural areas to some clients that are relocating to the Fort Wayne area. It was around 2:00 or so when we got to our appointment.  The listing agent said that the door would be open and to just go ahead and go on in (gotta love small towns!).  While we were in the kitchen (there were 6 of us), the son of the home owners opened the front door, looked up, saw us and did his best Macaulay Culkin impersonation.  AAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

I suppose his mom forgot to tell him we were coming. His sister followed him in and we explained who we were and why we were in their house.  The girl put a scowl on her face, went into the living room, turned on the tv, folded her arms and didn’t look up.  We left shortly after that.  🙂

There have been so many… like when the lock box didn’t work and my clients REALLY wanted to see the house.  I noticed that a window was unlocked so I called the listing agent.  “Um, sure Jared, if you want to climb through the window that’s okay with me, just don’t hurt yourself!”.  Mission accomplished!

I will never forget THE SPOOKY HOUSE. It was November, it was cold, it was rainy, and it was AT NIGHT! The spooky house was on the corner of two busy intersections in north Fort Wayne.  It was big, blue, and from the moment we walked in we all felt weird.  The inside was full of dark paneling, old light fixtures, and lots and lots of cob webs.  Oh did I mention IT WAS DARK and we had to use our flashlights???  After about five minutes I told my client to have fun looking and I would wait for him on the porch.  As I turned my flashlight landed on two old porcelain dolls hanging from the ceiling by a noose.  I don’t remember if I screamed but I was OUT OF THERE!!!!

You would think that a home listed in the $350,000 range would be immaculate right? Wrong.  The pictures looked great online and the home was in a very nice neighborhood.  We were all very excited to see it until we walked in the front door and were overwhelmed by a strong urine odor.  We lasted about 5 minutes before we had to leave.  Disgusting.

And my favorite… Two of my favorite clients of all time are Corey and Kim.  Kim is the kindest person you will meet and Corey is the FUNNIEST! My wife and I were showing them a home that is listed by a company that doesn’t use lock boxes and leaves the front door unlocked.  When we pulled up to the drive we noticed two bikes in the driveway.  We thought that maybe there were some kids messing around in there…

WE WERE WRONG. We announced ourselves very loudly and proceeded to walk through the home.  When we got to the back area I heard Corey say “Hey there are people back there.  HOLY S*** THEY ARE HAVING SEX!!”  The couple jumped up, hurried to put their clothes on, and then fed us this story about how they wanted to buy the house and that the agent on the sign won’t return their calls.  They left and we had a good laugh.  I called the agent and told him that he might want to start using lock boxes.  🙂

There you have it, some fun times showing houses in Fort Wayne!!

If you would like to buy or sell a home in Fort Wayne Indiana or in the surrounding communities, please call us at 260-704-0842, email us at ChristiansenTeam@gmail.com, or you may want to visit our website for more specific information on the communities we service.

Relocating to Fort Wayne? Contact us to see how we can help!

Want to know a little more about us?  Check out our Facebook fan page HERE or GOOGLE US!!

Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen

FORT WAYNE HOMES FOR SALE

The Christiansen Team

WE work, YOU win!!