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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!

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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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Video Interview, Laura Heigl shares experience with sellers who insist on using multiple contractors

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In this weeks video interview, we sit down with Laura Heigl, the team lead of the Heigl Real Estate Group and successful Indianapolis Realtor with Century 21 Scheetz.  We asked Laura to share her thoughts on the pitfalls when sellers insist on price shopping every detail and use multiple contractors for a laundry list of repairs. 

Laura shares a recent closing story with us, WATCH VIDEO. Watch more video interviews from other successful Indianapolis area realtors.
Want to share your stories with us? Contact Nellie Stout

Want to share your stories with us? Contact Nellie Stout

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We asked…Why do you use a 1-Stop Resource for Inspection Repairs?

We asked Pat Watkins from The Mike Watkins Real Estate Group:

Why do you use a 1-Stop Resource for Inspection Repairs?

About Watkins Realty Group

FAMILY RUN, TEAM ORIENTED, GOAL DRIVEN.

Mike Watkins Real Estate Group isn’t the normal real estate brokerage. We assist our clients with buying, selling, purchasing land, home design, renovation, home building, and more. Our team specializes in southern Marion County, Johnson County and Morgan County.

Ranked as one of the top real estate agents/teams in the Metropolitan Indianapolis area by the Indianapolis Business Journal.

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Indiana cool temps are here, and so are our YEAR ROUND FULL-TIME W2 employees

Burrr, the cooler temps are officially in the air! Just a little reminder that while home sales may start to slow down, we are here for you with YEAR ROUND, FULL-TIME, W2 EMPLOYEES, ready to serve!

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Inspection Repairs

If it’s on your Inspection Report, we can fix it! One-stop inspection repair services by licensed and insured contractors. 
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Roofing

Whether its hail or wind damage or a roof that has reached its wear life, we are your trusted qualified Roofing Contractor providing you a product and warranty you can trust. » Get my free roof evaluation

Window Glass Replacement

Are your windows foggy? Is there visible condensation or residue between your window panes? We can restore your existing window glass to like-new condition.  Many times there is no need to replace your entire window, give us a call to learn more.

Mold Removal

Our mold removal experts are IICRC/EPA certified. We manage the entire remediation process from inspection and testing to on-site estimates, mold removal and all material repair/replacements necessary. Suspect mold, get your free evaluation

One Call. One Contact. Anything Residential

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Happy 9 Year Anniversary to Indiana Residential

Because of you, we are celebrating 9 years of Indiana Residential this month! While many have tried to imitate our business model, only Indiana Residential gets it done year after year.

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Partnering with us means you can always count on us to provide you with a written estimate within 2 business days.  We also only schedule licensed tradesmen with proper insurance to you customer’s home, not handymen that claim they do it all. Why is hiring a Certified Professional so important? Click & Learn.

Did you know?

Indiana Residential also has sister companies for full service Roofing, Mold Remediation, and Plumbing service.  These companies help to expand our specialty services even further.  Indiana Roofing   |   IR Mold Services   |   Big Frog Plumbing

We look forward to closing out this decade with you. Thank you for being a part of our business.

-Your Indiana Residential Team

www.indianaresidential.com

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Holiday Appreciation Party 2018

We have the best clients!!! Thanks to all who came out and those who couldn’t make it. We appreciate you!

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Indianapolis Window Repair – How Agents Can Help Sellers Before Listing Home

Window Issues! How Agents Can Help Their Sellers Upfront.wood window restoration

Foggy or faulty windows can either point to a structural issue, or can sometimes be viewed as a cosmetic repair needed on a home. Prior to listing a home and scheduling an inspection, it can be very advantageous to identify and have a professional evaluate any window issues that may be present.

Advising sellers to address or, at minimum, get the problems look at before listing can avoid a slew of red flags being set off to prospective buyers.

Before you list, what your Sellers should know:

  • First impressions! Buyers wonder…if one window is faulty, are there more that will be soon? What else might be old or faulty in this house?
  • Efficiency Concerns. Faulty windows can result in reduced energy efficiency. Buyers are reviewing utility averages and costs as this is a major factor in their ability to afford and maintain the home themselves.
  • What is lurking beneath? Damaged wood is really scary for buyers. A water trap is any surface that is not sloped downward away from the wall and allows rainwater to sit until it evaporates. These areas soon develop spots of wood rot and, if left unrepaired, allow water to enter the wall and begin to rot the wood framing. And then mold…ahhh!
  • Inspection Reports. Inspectors should be reporting all visible window seal issues. Windows either function as intended or they don’t. A failed weather seal is a failed window in need of repair and/or replacement. Get ahead of the inspection report if you know there may be an issue. This allows you the seller to get estimates and make the right financial choices vs. being rushed to get all required repairs done in order to get to closing on time.
  • Keep repair options open. Foggy glass can often times be repaired, wood replaced, etc. If sellers wait to explore this option after an inspection report, prospective buyer may instead push for a full window replacement instead.  What’s is worth to them in the end to maintain a good selling price?
  • Inspect your own windows before listing. All window are tested during an inspection. Do they all open? Are they difficult to open? Are any locks missing? Are any screens missing? If the seller has big furniture in front of a window, or bric-a-brac on the window sill, sometimes Inspectors can’t risk moving the belongings to test the window.

Checking a listings windows functionality upfront and working with a qualified Indianapolis window repair company can save lots of money and time, and most importantly ensures your Sellers that you are helping them get the most out of their listing and avoiding big surprises.

Contact Indiana Residential for a free window evaluation of your listings.

 

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Indiana Residential Holiday Party 2017

A big thanks to all our wonderful clients, we appreciate the opportunity to partner with each of you. Cheers to another great year of working together!
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Before and Afters- Complete Home Remodel

From floor plan restructuring to all new kitchen and baths, we said goodbye to 1960 in this lake house remodel.  The entire house, located in Lake Maxinhall Estates in Indianapolis, Indiana was transformed into a new modern and functional space for the homeowner.  This Lakeside neighborhood in Washington Township is a beautiful and mature Indianapolis community offering custom waterfront homes, making this remodeling project a great investment.

Too many updates were made to this home to list them all, but lets walk thru some of the big areas where you can really see this dramatic transformation.

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Kitchen Remodel

The dark dated kitchen was very small and enclosed away from the rest of the living space. Old rustic cabinets, black tile and appliances and laminate countertops had this space screaming for major attention. Who wants to cook and entertain in this dungeon?

BEFORE

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Our remodeling team started by knocking down walls and gutting the structure to open up this space to the living and eating area of the home.  New cabinetry, granite countertops, stanless steel appliances and restoration style lighting compete the transforimation.

AFTER

 

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Creating Open Floor Plan

The main living area featured an odd entry way divider wall, dated lighting and deco style metal railings that divided the living area.

BEFORE

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The enclosed kitchen walls were removed opening this area to create an island seating area now open to the dining space. The entryway divider wall was torn down making this all one open living space. The dated hand railings were removed and the stairs were remodeled to open up the living space.  Fresh paint and new fans and lighting complete the open floor plan.

AFTER

Door Replacement & Bedroom Addition

The exterior metal glass sliding doors were original to the home and were rotted and leaking.  Off the living area was a festive study area with dated stained glass windows.

BEFORE

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Our Indianapolis remodeling team enclosed the entrance to this blue study area, separating it from the main living area, creating a much needed extra bedroom for the homeowner.

AFTER

Master Bedroom Remodel

The master bedroom entrance area was odd and an unfunctional use of space with a dated vanity area just inside the door. The hall bath needed a complete transformation and accessibility opened up for easy access to the rest of the house.

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A new, more private entry was created to access the master bedroom by removing the vanity area and bumping back the entrance to the bedroom. This, in turn, opened up the hallway area outside the bedroom making way for a larger hall bath that was now accessible to the main living area.  A wide window was added to the exterior wall of the hall to let some much needed light into this entryway space. The hall bath was enlarged and completely remodeled with new cabinetry, flooring, plumbing and lighting.

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Office Remodel

Inside the master bedroom was a dark setting room/office area that was open to the sleeping area, complete with 1960’s wood paneling.

BEFORE

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Custom sliding barn doors were installed to add visual appeal and create a separation from the bed to this this office area. Paint, new modern built-in entertainment shelving with granite top, and new flooring complete the transformation of this unique space.

AFTER

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Bathroom Remodels

All five bathrooms in this home were screaming for a remodel.  Original or dated lighting, plumbing, tile and flooring made these bath areas a big eyesore.

BEFORE

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Four bathrooms were given an overhaul to make them clean and modern.  Each bathroom was remodeled using white subway tile on shower enclosures, glass shower doors, wood look grey tile flooring, brushed nickel plumbing fixtures and vanity lighting, new toilets and vanities with granite countertops.

AFTER

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Are you looking at an investment property, or the purchase of a new home that needs a major renovation? We can work with you on the project from the very beginning and he you with all your remodeling needs.

About Indiana Residential

Indiana Residential is the original one-stop general contractor serving homeowners and real estate industry professionals in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Avon, Westfield, Zionsville and the surrounding areas. Our services include one-call inspection repairs, home remodeling and repairs, mold removal and put back, roof replacement and repair, kitchen and bath remodeling, and general home maintenance including painting, electrical repairs, windows and siding, plumbing repairs, and more.

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