FALL MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR HOMEOWNERS

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As Fall approaches in Indiana, now is the time to make sure your properties are prepared for the upcoming winter months.  Indianapolis Realtors can provide a wonderful service to their clients and homeowners by helping them stay on top of completing repairs that will avoid even larger issuses that could arise during the winter months. Encourage your real estate clients that are preparing to put their home on the market to call in an Indianpolis contractor for inspection repairs and early maintenance evaluations for any areas of concern.

Visit Attics and Basements

Avoid leaks, condensation, mold growth, and damage to your foundation and walls by having those forgotten areas in the attic and basement taken a look at.

  • Check Insulation
  • Caulk Any Cracks
  • Clear Out Debris
  • Ensure Proper Ventilation

Inspect Roofing & Chimneys

  • It’s a great idea to have your roof inspected for hail damage that may have occurred during any spring or summer storms.
  • Clean your gutters to help avoid any unnecessary water running into areas you don’t want it (like your foundation), and will help snow and ice flow freely away from your home.
  • Flashing is one of the most important components of your roof that helps prevent leaks. Therefore, any issues with it can lead to serious water damage inside your home. 
  • Do a visual check of your chimney for any loose stone/brick, cracks, or flashing. Doing a chimney sweep is always a good idea if you love to use your fireplace.

Inspect Plumbing System

Inspect your plumbing system before the cold arrives, particularly any areas exposed to the outdoors. Check areas for any missing insulation and be sure to follow a checklist of best practices, such as shutting off outside water when the temperature gets below freezing. 

Doors and windows

Take a good look around your doors and windows to check for any signs of air leaks. Any faulty or foggy areas present now will worsen overtime. Fall is a great time to replace any window or doors to avoid the summer hot air blasting in or cold winter air filling your home.

11 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

We are CELEBRATING 11 YEARS of business because of YOU!
2010-2021

This month marks our 11 year Anniversary serving the Indianapolis area. 
It sure has been a crazy few years, so we are more grateful than ever for your continued support.  We look forward to the opportunity to continue to work with each and every one of you for years to come.  


DID YOU KNOW?

Completed OVER 10,000 projects 


Multi- Award Winning Contractor


IICRC Certified in Professional Mold Remediation


Owens Corning Preferred Roofer


A+ RATED with the BBB


A RATED Angie’s List Contractor




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WHAT WILL YOUR ROOF REVEAL DURING HOME INSPECTION?

Winter weather can be hard on roofing system. A quick roof inspection in the spring can identify any issues and prevent a problem from turning into unexpected or costly damage that will be revealed during a home inspection. Some visual damages can be spotted from the ground, while others should be safely identified from above.

5 Roofing Concerns To Identify Early

  • Visually look for any loose, curling or damaged shingles that seem out of place
  • Inspect Soffits, Gutters, and Vents for any animal nears or debris. Remove any obstructions 
  • Check for cracked or impaired caulking. Any cracks or loose areas will need to be repaired to prevent moisture from penetrating into your home 
  • Look for any algae, moss or any debris that can keep your roof moist. If your roof is starting to build moss or algae, you will want to consider having some preventative solutions put in place
  • Inspect the exterior of your chimney, looking for any signs of damage. Cracked mortar will need to be sealed and any joints caulked that appear to be deteriorating

Prolong the life of your roof by inspecting it regularly. Our roofing experts can help. 

Preferred Roofing Contractor

Indiana Roofing is an Owens Corning™ Preferred Roofing Contractor. What does that mean? We are a Licensed, Bonded and Insured local Indianapolis roofing contractor providing a product, warranty, and workmanship guarantee you can trust. We work with agents, buyers, sellers, and insurance adjusters in order to ensure the best possible communication and customer service.

SCHEDULE ROOF INSPECTION TODAY:  800-601-4050


How are you advising your clients to handle their home inspection and repair requests?

With the current housing supply so sparce, and buyers overly anxious to make an offer that will get accepted, it’s more critical now than ever to not overlook the importance of protecting your buyers/sellers from potential disaster. With buyers willing to offer everything from accepting homes “as is”, to forgoing inspections all together, that poses some potentially major risks. How are you advising your clients to handle the inspection and repair requests? 

We sat down with Deb Polise, Associate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway, to get a realtors perspective on the market and how it’s affecting transactions and the risk factors involved in buying/selling homes.

What are your thoughts on the current housing market and how are you maintaining a competitive edge while also protecting your buyers and sellers?

Deb shares, “As a buyer’s agent, we all want our offer to be the one accepted, but it’s critical that we all keep our heads on straight.  Advising someone to waive an inspection all together is never a good idea. No matter how things look on the outside, with new construction or an older home, there are always concerns that only a professional can reveal.”  

“My buyers and sellers rely on me to be their counsel, so I must weigh and present all the risks. I am committed to being fair and reasonable with inspection repairs, not overlooking big concerns just to make the sale.  My reputation in the industry, and obligation to protect their investment is far more important in the long run.”

Deb Polise, Berkshire Hathaway

Buying a home is not only one of the biggest investments people will make in their life, but also a highly emotional one.  Unfortunately, you can’t return a home in 30 days, so properly addressing repairs is still as critical as ever. Indiana Residential has been working with local realtors and homeowners for over 10 years, both before and after the Home Inspections are completed. Our team is regularly asked to take an early look at homes that are preparing to go on the market. Are there any roof issues? Is there any mold detected? Are there any concerns in the crawl space, basement or attic that can be addressed now to avoid any big surprises? We work hand in hand with top realtors in the area to streamline the inspection repair process and ensure repairs are done properly.  We are committed to helping you protect your clients, and your reputation in this unique marketplace.  

Give us a call today to see how we can help each other, 800-601-4050.

SPRING MOLD PREVENTION TIPS

  • CLEAN GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS: Ensure debris is clear and water is flowing away from your home freely
  • PLUG IN THOSE BASEMENT DEHUMIDIFIERS: (March through September)
  • CHECK YOUR SUMP PUMPS: Be sure they are functioning properly and able to manage the Spring rain 

If you suspect mold, don’t wait.  Contact a specialist to inspect your home and prevent further damage.  Indiana Residential’s mold removal experts are IICRC/EPA certified employees that have the training and experience to provide you with quick and cost efficient mold remediation services.  We manage the entire remediation process from visual inspection, sample collection and testing to on-site estimates, mold removal and material replacements. 

Indiana Residential Mold Remediation Services   |   IICRC Certification #213801

Project Coordinator   |   Robert Barnes   |   317.476.5688   |   EMAIL

Who plays an essential role in making sure you can do your job? Helen Metken shares…

As a realtor, who else plays an essential role in making sure you can do your job, and do it well? We certainly count on many industry professionals to be able to do our job and provide the best customer experience possible. Helen M. Metken, REALTOR, Broker with F.C. Tucker Company shares her thoughts on the individuals she relies on to be a successful agent.

A Realtor Review…after a decade of working together on inspection repairs

Have you worked with any individuals or companies for many years? What would they say about you or your service? What would you say about theirs? We all hope we get better with age, right?

We wanted to find out, so we sat down with Deb Polise, Associate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway, and asked her about her experience working with Indiana Residential on home inspection repairs and remodeling services over the past 10 years. Hear what she had to say…

About Deb

I am a Hoosier born and raised.  I grew up in North Webster, Indiana and attended Wawasee High School.  After playing tennis competitively throughout high school, I earned a tennis scholarship to Tri-State University. I have lived in Portland, Maine and Chicago, Illinois.  Through my experience as a personal assistant to many nationally recognized high-powered CEO’s, I learned how to listen, solve problems, and think on my feet.  Having managed marketing for a large IT company before becoming a real estate professional over the past nine years, I understand the power of a creative, well-organized, professional and highly effective marketing plan.

Contact Deb
Cell: (317) 695-0809
Office: (317) 841-6380
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Deb Polise leads sellers down the appropriate path for completing inspection repairs

We hear about it time and time again from our top clients…when sellers chose to work with multiple contractors or unlicensed contractors for completing their inspection repairs, delays and problems often occur. We sat down with Deb Polise, Associate Broker with Berkshire Hathaway, and asked how she handles this part of the home selling process with her clients.

We have found that when your reputation as a realtor is on the line, it’s essential to lead your clients down a path that protects them and your name in the process. Indiana Residential finds that our top clients have one thing in common, they LEAD their sellers down the path they want them to go. When they send inspection reports for estimates, it’s not for a price comparison, its because they intend on Indiana Residential completing the work so they can get the repair process started immediately. Not only do these successful realtors make recommendations for sellers to use established, licensed contractors to complete their inspection repairs, they also fully explain how it could affect the timeline and final closing and cost them more money in the long run when items aren’t repaired properly. When sellers still chose to piece-meal together their repairs or use unlicensed contractors, these homeowners need to then handle this on their own. After all, it’s the realtors name and referral that is on the line.

How do you handle the inspection repair process and lead your clients down a path to protect them and your reputation over time?

About Deb

I am a Hoosier born and raised.  I grew up in North Webster, Indiana and attended Wawasee High School.  After playing tennis competitively throughout high school, I earned a tennis scholarship to Tri-State University. I have lived in Portland, Maine and Chicago, Illinois.  Through my experience as a personal assistant to many nationally recognized high-powered CEO’s, I learned how to listen, solve problems, and think on my feet.  Having managed marketing for a large IT company before becoming a real estate professional over the past nine years, I understand the power of a creative, well-organized, professional and highly effective marketing plan.

Contact Deb
Cell: (317) 695-0809
Office: (317) 841-6380
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Realtor Helen Metken shares her inspection repair process

We ask…Helen M. Metken, Realtor,Broker with F.C.Tucker, what is your process for working with buyers and sellers to ensure that inspection repairs go smoothly and completed on time and on budget?

When Helen sends us a job for an estimate, she has already discussed the necessary repairs and timelines with her clients. This allows our team to quickly return an estimate, get a prompt approval, and move directly into scheduling all the repairs for her clients. Preparing buyers and sellers with the benefits of using a one-stop contractor like Indiana Residential makes it possible to keep repair costs down, and timelines tight.

Thank you Helen for sharing your experience!

Laura Heigl shares the importance of making a good contractor recommendation to uphold her own reputation

We sat down with Laura Heigl, Century 21 Scheetz realtor, and asked her to share her thoughts on the importance of making good contractor referrals for inspection repairs and other real estate services.

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