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Nov 13, 2014

Preparing Your House for The Holidays And The Market

Posted by: Jennifer McLean

Preparing for friend and family holiday gatherings is a lot of work.  Most of us host one or more events at our homes in November or December.  What you do now to prepare for the upcoming holidays can actually help set you up for success if you need to sell your home in early 2015!

Here are a few suggestions to help you maximize your efforts:

Declutter!  Schedule a few hours to clean out closets and donate clothes that you have not worn in the last year.  Clean out and organize your kitchen and bathroom cabinets.  Less is more!  It's liberating to have less!  Buyers love an organized home that is free of clutter!

Clean!  Make your home sparkle!  Living in a home is different that showing a home.  Wipe down your kitchen cabinets.  Wash your windows.  Dust the woodwork.  Look at your home as if you were a buyer.  If you don't have time to clean, hire someone.  It's worth it!  Buyers want a move in ready, clean home!

Depersonalize!  We all have too many things sitting out.  Pack up your knick knacks, photo frames and DVDs.  Buyers need to visualize themselves and not you and your family in the home!  Start the packing process now! You'll be glad you did when it is moving week!  

Decluttering, cleaning and depersonalizing will get you ready for the holidays AND a successful home sale in 2015!

Call me for more expert advice to help you sell your home fast!  

Jennifer McLean 

317-518-2626

Aug 1, 2014

Curb Appeal Contest - First Impressions Matter

Posted by: Jennifer McLean

It's time to do a quick check up on the curb appeal of your home!  

First impressions matter.  Here are some easy ways to instantly improve your curb appeal:

  • Buy a new door mat
  • Update your front door hardware
  • Update your lighting fixtures
  • Paint your front door
  • Trim your bushes
  • Set out planters with flowers or mums
  • Hang an American flag
  • Sweep your sidewalk and driveway
  • Keep your lawn mowed and free of weeds
  • Replace your old mailbox
  • Purchase new house numbers

Email me a before and after picture of your one day curb appeal check up results at jmclean@c21scheetz.com by August 31st.

Winner will receive a $25 gift card to Lowes!

Jul 27, 2014

Carmel, IN June 2014 Market Update

Posted by: Jennifer McLean

I am happy to report that the home sales in Carmel, IN show an overall positive momentum. Listings in June 2014 were up 2% vs. June 2013 and up 11% vs. May 2014.  The median list price in June was $339.9k.  The average days on the market decreased by 18% - signaling a positive trend. 

To learn more watch the June Carmel Market Update on my website:

http://associates.10974791.eco.century21.com/conte...

CALL ME TODAY at 317-518-2626 if you are thinking of buying or selling (or know someone who is) and I can help you get started.  

My best, 

Jennifer McLean

Jun 21, 2014

Carmel Community

Posted by: Jennifer McLean

Find out more about the upscale community of Carmel, Indiana!

http://www.carmel.in.gov/index.aspx?page=518Save Blog Entry

Jun 20, 2014

Got Movers?

Posted by: Jennifer McLean

Are you planning a move this summer?  Whether you are moving in town or coast to coast, start organizing your move now.  Now through Labor Day is moving season and there are a few actions you can take now to make your move as smooth as possible. 

First, take a look online at some moving resources - BBB.org, ProtectYourMove.gov, and AngiesList.com.

Second, interview movers.  Do a thorough check on moving companies and if you decide to move it yourself, be sure you and your crew are physically up to the challenge.  If you hire a mover, schedule the move in advance and remember, you can always negotiate moving quotes. 

Third, take a look at how much stuff you need to move...now is the perfect time to have a yard sale, donate unwanted items or give away possessions if you are not going to use them in your new home and you'll pay the movers less if they move less.

Last, remember to arrange for friends or relatives to help you begin the packing process and also assist you on moving day.

Check out this moving checklist from Real Simple:

http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/moving/moving-checklist-00000000000208/

Here's to a low stress move to your new home!  

Call Jennifer McLean if you need to sell your home FAST!  317-518-2626

Jun 19, 2014

What is a "Green Home"?

Posted by: Jennifer McLean

Learn about how Green Homes (new or remodeled) can save you money and save the planet:

http://www.nahb.org/showpage_details.aspx?sectionID=127&showPageID=24521

Jun 18, 2014

Visit The Carmel Farmer's Market Saturday!

Posted by: Jennifer McLean

Don't miss this amazing Farmer's Market in Carmel, Indiana every Saturday!  I'm going to buy fresh, local produce for our dinner on Saturday!  Join me!

http://carmelfarmersmarket.com/

Jun 17, 2014

Living Proof

Posted by: Jennifer McLean

You won't want to miss Living Proof at Clay Terrace's Summer Concert Thursday, June 19th at 7pm.  This event is sponsored by Century 21 Scheetz - #1 in Carmel and #1 in Hamilton County, Indiana! 

http://m.simon.com/dealdetails.aspx?id=860&eid=211236

Apr 22, 2014

Mortgage Interest Rates - 6 Week Low

Posted by: Jennifer McLean

April 22, 2014

New results from Freddie Mac show fixed rate mortgages at a 6 week low thus making the spring buying season is more affordable for home buyers.