Posts Tagged ‘fort wayne homes for sale’

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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

The Christiansen Team

HIGH Tech, HIGH Touch

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Do your neighbors help or hurt the sale of your home? What would Mr. Rogers say?

July 23, 2010

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

A beautiful day for a neighbor

Would you be mine?

Could you be mine?

Please won’t you be my neighbor?

In Mr. Roger’s neighborhood all the neighbors are good right?  Not so much with some of the neighbors we have encountered with our listings and homes we have shown to our buyers.

I wonder what Mr. Rogers would think about being neighbors with:

Crappy back yard guy.  You know, the guy that never mows his back yard, and when he finally does it takes him all afternoon and his mower keeps dying because the grass is too long?

Cluttered back yard guy.  You know, the guy that has so much crap and junk in his backyard that it looks like a tornado blew through?

Party every weekend guy.  You know, the guy that has crazy loud drunk parties every weekend?

Crazy paint job guy.  You know, the guy that painted his house in with colors so bright that you can see it from space??

There have been many times that we have found a wonderful home for a buyer and guess what?  Mr. Friggin Rogers wasn’t their neighbor, it was one of those guys mentioned above.  Before you buy a home MAKE SURE to look around first.  A friendly tip from The Christiansen Team.  🙂

If you would like to buy or sell a home  in Fort Wayne, Indiana or in the surrounding communities, please call Jared, Amanda, or Deb of The Christiansen Team 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 HOMES FOR SALE

The Christiansen Team

WE work, YOU win!!




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Just listed by The Christiansen Team: Great 3 BR 2 Bath ranch in NE Fort Wayne!

July 23, 2010

Just listed by The Christiansen Team!  Beautiful 3 BR Ranch with 2 full bathrooms, a living room AND family room with wood burning fireplace, and many updates.  Mature trees, fenced in back yard, tasteful landscaping and larger rooms are a few of the highlights.

This home is close to Fort Wayne shopping, Fort Wayne restaurants and nightlife!  Asking price on this home is $95,999!!!!

MORE INFO AND PICS HERE

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? 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!!

The Christiansen Team

HIGH Tech, HIGH Touch

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Another one SOLD by The Christiansen Team!

July 23, 2010

917 Henlock Drive in Fort Wayne Indiana is SOLD by The Christiansen Team!  Offered for $219,900, we were able to negotiation the sellers down to a purchase price of $205,000 AND some seller concessions.  Talk about a GREAT  DEAL for our buyers!

Congratulations TOM AND FAMILY!!!

If you would like to buy or sell a home  in Fort Wayne, Indiana or in the surrounding communities, please call Jared, Amanda, or Deb of The Christiansen Team 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 HOMES FOR SALE

The Christiansen Team

WE work, YOU win!!

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Fort Wayne Condo OPEN HOUSE this Sunday from 1-3!

July 6, 2010

The weather forecast for Fort Wayne this week is simple:  HOT AND HUMID. Could you imagine having somebody to mow your yard for you so you don’t have to suffer out there??  How would you like it if somebody trimmed your bushes, landscaped, and painted the exterior for you?  You probably couldn’t afford to pay for something like that right?  WRONG! All of that is taken care of for you!

7146 Thamesford Drive is a beautiful and affordable condo in Fort Wayne and is only $81,000! This 2 bedroom 1.5 bathroom condo has many recent updates and is MOVE IN READY! Stop by this Sunday to view it yourself or call me for your own personal appointment!

Moving to Fort Wayne?

Buying a home in Fort Wayne?

Selling a home in Fort Wayne?

Building a home in Fort Wayne?

Looking for a Fort Wayne Realtor?

THE CHRISTIANSEN TEAM CAN HELP!

Want to know more about us?  Click on the links below:

Fort Wayne Real Estate Blog

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The Christiansen Team OPEN HOUSES this Sunday! (There may be cookies)

June 9, 2010

1524 Chesnee Lane, New Haven, IN. Stop by Saturday June 12th from 12-5 OR Sunday June 13th from 1-5!  Alisha Archuletta-Freeman will be there Saturday and Deb Steele will be there Sunday!  This home is a 3 bedroom 2 full bath model home by Delegrange.  It is priced at $158,300.

10306 Windsail Cove, New Haven, IN. Stop by and see Amanda Christiansen this Sunday June 13th from 1-3!!  This home is built by Carriage Place Homes and has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and is priced at $169,900!

2327 & 2331 John St, Fort Wayne, IN.  Stop by this Sunday June 13th from 2-4 and see Alisha Archuletta-Freeman.

This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and is listed at $117,500.

3100 N 1100 East, North Manchester, IN. Stop by and see Jared Christiansen this Sunday from 1-3.  This home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and plenty more.  It is listed at $259,000.

Hope so see many of you there!!

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? 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!!

The Christiansen Team

HIGH Tech, HIGH Touch

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It’s official! We are going to be on the debut show on June 7th!

May 10, 2010

the reality of REAL ESTATE is a local Fort Wayne show that will take you on the roller coaster ride of the process of buying a home.  Each two episode story will follow buyers as they navigate the home buying process with their real estate agent, mortgage broker, and anyone else who wants to show their excitement.

From the first time buyers to the newly retired, watch the drama unfold throughout the searching, inspecting, and finally (hopefully) moving day.

The 1st episode will be airing Monday June 7th at 7:30  on ABC, then again on Thursday morning at 9:30 AM, and Sunday morning at 10:00 AM!

Guess what?  THE CHRISTIANSEN TEAM will be the 1st featured agents on the DEBUT SHOW!!!!  HOW COOL IS THAT!  Trust me, you’ll get plenty of reminders before the show actually airs.  Filming starts this Thursday and hopefully we’ll have some pics of the filming up soon!

If you would like to buy or sell a home  in Fort Wayne, Indiana or in the surrounding communities, please call Jared, Amanda, or Deb of The Christiansen Team 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 HOMES FOR SALE

The Christiansen Team

WE work, YOU win!!