Posts Tagged ‘selling 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!

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1.5 reasons why I’m glad the tax credit is ending.

April 30, 2010

Nobody on The Christiansen Team has written an offer this week. I find that surprising as well.  With the tax credit ending today (April 30) I was SURE that all of us would be writing 2-3 offers.  Nope, not 1, but to be honest with you, I’m glad.  Why would I be glad that we didn’t write any offers??

This week I have seen a few agents in my office going nuts and writing offers left and right. They have Buyers that are scrambling like mad to find a home to make an offer on so they can get the $8,000 tax credit.  I have talked to a few agents that aren’t in my office that are in the same boat, RUN RUN RUN as fast as you can to get a house under contract!!  HURRY HURRY!!!!  WE MUST GET THAT TAX CREDIT!!

Don’t get me wrong, we have buyers and plenty of them. Some of them were trying to get a house under contract by today, but the right house hasn’t been found yet.  That (up to) $8,000 is great, but what happens in 2 years when our buyer is sitting there in a house they never fell in love with to begin with?  Where is that $8,000?

Maybe they paid off some bills with it. Maybe they put new carpet in the house, or went on a vacation, or remodeled their kitchen.  That’s all fine and dandy, but how many people who are scrambling like mad to find a house to get under contract by today are really going to be happy down the road?

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your life and is not supposed to be a mad chaotic dash! It is a process that sometimes takes a little time and is should not be rushed.  Now don’t get me wrong, if we can take you out and show you 5 houses in an afternoon and you fall in love with the 5th house then GREAT!  We did our job! More times than not it takes a little more than 5 showings.

I’m also tired of hearing other agents worried about the tax credit ending. “Man Jared, we are going to really be hurting for buyers once this tax credit is over”.  Really?? Now that the tax credit has come and gone, nobody is going to want to buy a house?  Then maybe you should be out networking and generating leads instead of whining about it.  🙂

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

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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 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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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!!