Posts Tagged ‘Fort Wayne real estate’

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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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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?

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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!!

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Bittersweet Lakes Fort Wayne Indiana Market Report for 2009

January 2, 2010

Bittersweet Lakes Fort Wayne Indiana Market Report for 2009

Houses SOLD12

Average LIST price:  $336,250

Average list price PER SQ FEET: $124

Average SELLING price:  $321,167

Average sale price PER SQ FEET: $119

Average SQUARE FOOTAGE of home: 2,690

Average DAYS ON MARKET: 165

LOWEST sale price:  $190,600 (3 bedroom 2.5 bath, 2,036 square feet)

HIGHEST sale price:  $424,000 (5 bedroom 6 full and 2 half baths, 3,438 square feet)

Bittersweet Lakes ACTIVE listings (as of 1/2/09)

Active Houses:  4

Average List Price:  $343,200

Average Square Feet:  2,558

Average list price PER SQ FEET:  $134

Current Average Days on Market:  85

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!!

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Here’s your postcard perfect Indiana red brick farmhouse on 5 + acres!!!

December 14, 2009

7315 W. Ferguson Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809

You have to see this one to believe it! This UNBELIEVABLE red brick farm house has some incredible features including a HUGE family room with an oversized masonry fireplace, HUGE kitchen with plenty of  counter space, and some OUTSTANDING country views!

This property also comes with over 5 acres in desirable Southwest Allen County school district, a 3 story barn with 2 horse stalls, a 2 story barn, a 4 car garage and the perfect porch to enjoy a cold drink on a warm summer day! I almost forgot the 255 square foot master suite on the first floor that includes a walk in closet and spacious bathroom!

Talk about great LOCATION! Just minutes from the interstate, 10 minutes to great shopping at Coventry, just a few short miles to the Fort Wayne International Airport and it’s close to the Fort Wayne GM Plant!

COUNTRY LIVING… CITY CLOSE!!

Here are the numbers:

3543 Square Feet!

5 Bedrooms (HUGE master suite on first floor)

3 FULL BATHS!

Just over 5 ACRES!

3 Story Barn with 2 horse stalls!

Another 2 story barn!

4 CAR GARAGE!!!

All of this for only…

$284,900!

$279,500!!!!!!

Call today for your private showing!!

7315 W. Ferguson Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809

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!!

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IT’S GOING TO BE A GRRRRREAT DAY!!!!

November 21, 2009

I wake up each day thankful for what I have and thankful for the life I live, but some days I just wake up and I know without a doubt that today that:

IT’S GOING TO BE A GRRRRREAT DAY!!!!!!!!!

The sun is shining, I already got my morning hug from my wife (AND SHE ALREADY HAS THE COFFEE MADE!!), my son is on a walk with the new pup, and I have 4 showings with some very fun people.

After my showings I will return to a home that smells like pumpkin pie that my wife is making for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving at her mom’s house and maybe we’ll all watch a movie together.

Oh yeah, I forgot about FOOTBALL too!  Man, this day just keeps getting better!!!!!

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!!