Posts Tagged ‘buying a home in Fort Wayne’

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My Top 10 Funniest Moments In Fort Wayne Real Estate. So Far.

July 18, 2011

10.  The window.  My buyers were very excited to see this particular house.  When we got there the lock box was missing.  I called the listing agent and she said that she thinks the back window might not lock and that if we wanted we could try to get in that way.  Well duh, of course we crawled in the window!  While the neighbors laughed at us I hoisted Corey up, he got in, and we saw the house.

9.  The cat.  I was doing an agent preview for an investor in Fort Wayne because he was out of town.  The house was a foreclosure and vacant.  If you have never been in a vacant house with no power…  it can be kinda creepy.  I slowly opened the attic door and out jumped a screeching cat!  I almost crapped my pants.

8.  The truck.  A few years ago we had a bad snow storm, but that didn’t stop my buyer from wanting to see a foreclosure.  We both had 4 X 4s at the time so off we went.  Since the home was a foreclosure the very steep driveway wasn’t plowed.  That didn’t stop my buyer.  He built up speed and away he went!  He made it about halfway up before the tires started spinning.  Dude was stuck. 

7.  The little old lady.  We had just listed a house in Copper Hill in South West Fort Wayne.  I went back the second day to put some fliers in the box when the sweet little old lady from across the street walked over.  I said hello and we chatted for a few minutes.  She quietly looked at me and said, “I’m glad this family is moving.  They are real son’s a bitches!!”  I think I laughed for 10 minutes.

6.  The dog.  A few years ago I was doing an open house in New Haven when the neighbor’s dog walked over to say hello.  I love dogs and of course I wanted to pet him!  I took one step towards him and he went nuts barking and started lunging at me and he tried to bite my leg.  I jumped back, kicked at him, and then turn and ran like a little girl.  Thankfully I made it into the house.  Then I started laughing.  🙂

5.  The poop.  I was out showing houses to Patti and Ashlee.  We walked into a house and I smelled poop.  I knew it wasn’t Patti or Ashlee and I was hoping it wasn’t me!  I looked down at my shoe and saw that it was smeared in poop.  My buyers thought it was hilarious.

4.  The screaming agent.  I called John the agent to schedule a showing for one of his listings for 6:00 that night.  He said that he would meet me there to unlock it.  We got there at 5:55 and he wasn’t there.  I waited until 6:05 to call him.  When I did he got huffy and puffy and said “You told me 6:30 damn it!!  I’m just around the corner, I’ll be there in 5 minutes.”  6:20 rolls around and he still isn’t there.  I called again and told him we would re-schedule because we had 5 more houses to see.  He exploded!  “I’M JUST AROUND THE CORNER YOU STUPID MOTHER ****ER!  YOU BETTER WAIT FOR ME OR I’LL KICK YOUR ASS!!!” I’m not kidding, he said that.  I laughed and hung up and we never saw the house.  Oh, and he didn’t kick my ass either.

3.  The second screaming agent.  I was having a conversation with the listing agent on a deal we had going.  He was as nice as can be until something didn’t go his way.  He called me and was screaming at the top of his lungs.  I hung up.  He called back screaming and asked my why I hung up.  I told him because he was screaming.  He started screaming again and I hung up again.  It was a fun game that lasted about 5 minutes and had 5 hang ups.

2.  The ashes.  We listed and sold an estate for three sisters.  Their mother had lived there for most of her adult life and they were all very attached to the home.  At closing they walked in, sat down, and pulled out their mother’s ashes and put the urn in the middle of the table.  Talk about awkward silence…

1.  The lovers.  There is a real estate company in town that lists a lot of foreclosures.  They are known to leave all of the front doors unlocked.  We pulled up to the house and saw a couple of bicycles in the driveway.  I cautiously walked up to the front door, opened it, and announced that I was a Realtor and that I was showing the house to my buyers.  I yelled again with no response.

We walked through the kitchen dining room and started to head towards the bedroom when my buyer said “Holy crap!  They are having sex!!” 

They both jumped up and scrambled to put their clothes on while explaining that they were interested in the house and wanted to buy it, but the listing agent wouldn’t return their calls.  Yeah.  Right.  There you have it, there is my list.  🙂

Whether you are buying, selling, downsizing, or relocating to Fort Wayne…

THE CHRISTIANSEN TEAM CAN HELP!

*  We were very nervous about trying to sell our home in the current market.  We met with The Christiansen Team and they showed us what the market was doing and assured us that they could sell our home quickly and for the right price.  Then they did. – Chris and Audrey

*  The Christiansen Team totally put me at ease.  They are very down to earth people that were looking out for me and what I wanted.  It didn’t take us long to find that “perfect” home! – Patti

*  The Christiansen Team treated me like a million dollar client!  After meeting with them a few times they knew exactly what I was looking for in a home.  They knew what I was looking for better than I did!  I loved their laid back personality and really enjoyed working with them.  You will too! – Tabitha and Andrew

*  Our biggest concern was finding the right home at a price we could afford.  The Christiansen Team did their homework, knew their stuff, and found us the perfect home for a great price.  I would recommend if you are in the market to buy a home! – Resa and J.P.

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Are You Relocating to Fort Wayne?

July 23, 2010

Are You Moving to Fort Wayne?

Moving to a new area can be a very exciting process. You’ll soon be learning about the Fort Wayne community, moving into your new home, and building new relationships. Naturally, a change of this magnitude is also potentially stressful. Concerns over selling your current home, buying a home in Fort Wayne, and coordinating your move can become overwhelming. As Fort Wayne real estate professionals we can help ease the burden on you and make sure your relocation is as seamless and comfortable as possible.

The Christiansen Team has assisted many individuals and families with the process of relocating to Fort Wayne, and we will use our experience to give you the very best of service. Whether you’re going to be joining our community for the first time or if you are moving back to Fort Wayne, we are happy and excited to help you. We can guide you through the home  buying process, provide access to the best local moving companies, and provide you with all the information you need.
This is without a doubt a dramatic time in your life and the lives of your loved ones. We would certainly enjoy the opportunity to be a part of your transition into a new life here in Fort WayneContact us today at 260.704.0842 or email us at HousingFortWayne@gmail.com.

The Christiansen Team is…



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Price Reduced on this home 10 minutes from GM Plant!

April 1, 2010

6731 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne Indiana is now priced at $129,919!!  It’s a beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 1,832 square foot home with a FULL FINISHED BASEMENT!  It’s also less than 10 minutes from the Fort Wayne GM Plant!  Call today for your private viewing!

MORE PICTURES HERE!

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 SOLD! 4717 North Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana!

March 4, 2010

SOLD by The Christiansen Team, 4717 North Dr, Fort Wayne, IN!

Congrats to the happy new homeowner Vonda!!

If you would like to buy or sell a home in Fort Wayne Indiana (and be as happy as Vonda!!) 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 part of the Fort Wayne GM Plant Transfers?

March 1, 2010

If you are moving to the North East Indiana area as part of the Fort Wayne GM Plant transfers then here are a few great homes that near the GM plant!

6731 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana is approximately 10 minutes from the GM Plant.  Priced at $134,900 this affordable home is 1832 square feet, 2.5 baths, full basement, and a 2 car attached garage.

VIRTUAL TOUR HERE


7315 W. Ferguson is approximately 5 minutes from the Fort  GM Plant.  This home features 3543 square feet, 4-5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, outbuildings and a 4 car garage and sits on over 5.5 acres in SW Ft Wayne and is priced at $234,900

VIRTUAL TOUR HERE


Maybe looking for something in a small town?  3100 E 100 North in North Manchester may be the home for you!  It is only 8 years old, has 2560 square feet, full basement (finish work started, drywall in place), 4 brs, 2.5 baths, and sits on over 2 acres.  It is approximately 30-40 minutes west from the GM Plant

VIRTUAL TOUR HERE

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 Craftsman Style Bungalow for sale in Fort Wayne, IN (plus a few price reductions)

February 16, 2010


If walls could whisper, just imagine the stories you’d hear from this Craftsman-style Bungalow…built on a parcel of land once owned by Judge Samuel Hanna who purchased it in the 1820’s, reportedly designed by Indiana’s first woman architect in the early 1900’s, and former home of Fort Wayne native and artist, Gina Soo Golden who created the floor mosaic, ‘The Tree of Life’, in the foyer…this home has a nice blend of the old and the new. The old — hardwood floors (even under the carpet), a built-in bookcase with restored, leaded glass doors, and a floor-to-ceiling hutch for starters. The new(er) — remodeled kitchen with Italian floor tile, ceramic wall tile, oak cabinets, and neutral counters; remodeled bath with jet tub, glass block, ventilating system, and ceramic wall and floor tiles; GFA, CA, HWH, electrical and plumbing. Nice-sized yard with patio for backyard enjoyment leads to the garage which comfortably accomodates 2 cars with additional room for a workbench and storage.  3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1310 square feet for $69,900!

2925 Crescent has been reduced to $79,299!

7310 Woodbury has been reduced to $92,299!

4017 Hoagland has been reduced to $42,579!

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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Advantages to looking at homes in the BAD weather

January 11, 2010

The temperature in Fort Wayne right now (1/11/10, 10:55 am) is 21 degrees with a windchill of 10.  CAN YOU SAY BRRRRRRRRR????????

You would think that this would be a terrible time to go out and look at homes right?  Not me, especially if it’s an older home.  If you are viewing homes on a day like this you can tell a lot of things about the home that you couldn’t on that picture perfect 80 degree day.

How well is that furnace working?  You can tell on a day like today.  What about the insulation of the home?  Do you feel drafts coming in from the windows?  Are those going to need replaced or repaired?  You can tell a lot about a home on a day like today.  Just bundle up!!  🙂

What about rain? Personally I would rather go out in the snow than in the rain.  The rain messes up my hair!!!

How wet is the basement?  You can tell even more when it’s raining.  What about the roof, gutters,  down spouts?  Heck, I showed a house in the rain and the entire front yard flooded.  You don’t want that do you?  Not unless you are a DUCK!

Every home I have ever showed looks better on a 80 degree sunny day than on a rainy or snowy or FREEZING COLD DAYBut sometimes looking for your new home in bad weather has some advantages.

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!!