Finding a great Realtor can be tough. We recognize that you need an agent who understands the market, is willing to listen and respond to your needs, and who is always working in your best interests. Buying and selling homes for the best price isn’t easy; it takes effective negotiation skills and extensive market knowledge. We have that knowledge and the necessary skills plus much, much more.
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Real estate transactions can be stressful, but having a skilled team working for you will put you at ease. From initial contact up until closing, we have you covered. We are hardworking agents with a very broad real estate background, which gives us greater insight than most agents. We don’t just help clients buy and sell houses, we buy and sell houses ourselves both as investment properties and as flips. We have worked in the construction industry, and understand all of the complexities of buying and selling a home. We’ve been in your shoes, which helps us relate to your needs.
You have our commitment to delivering outstanding service and we are highly available; typically 7 days a week. As a husband and wife team, we work closely together and share our experiences with each and every client. We can help you save money throughout the process. For Sellers that means helping you get your home ready for the market, finding the best contractors, and helping you avoid overpaying for inspection repairs. For Buyers, the market has been tough. Recognizing a good deal when you see one is key as is being prepared and confident to move forward as quickly as possible. We will help you be prepared and confident, and able to move quickly.
Our Realtor service area includes: Avon, Brownsburg, Carmel, Fishers, Indianapolis, Noblesville, and Westfield.
Debra started off her career in Real Estate working as an appraiser while she attended college in Florida. She later moved over into new home sales as a sales counselor working in some of the most prestigious housing communities in Orlando. She moved to Indianapolis after meeting Jeff in the late 1990s. In Indianapolis, she has worked for several of the large builders including Pulte, Centex, and Estridge. She has sold new construction in Brownsburg, Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville, and Fishers Indiana. After several years in new home sales, Debra moved into residential real estate, where she quickly became a successful agent. In her second year she won the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI) award and numerous other sales awards. Besides listing homes for hundreds of individuals and families, she has also listed builder specs for David Weekley, Ryland, CalAtlantic, Centex, and Beazer Homes. Debra is very familiar with builder protocols and how to find the best solution for clients looking at new construction.
Debra was the first Accredited Staging Professional in the Indianapolis area and has sold over $200 million in homes in her career. She is very good at working with both Buyers and Sellers. For Buyers, she can easily pinpoint early what a Buyer is looking for and it is not unusual for Debra to be the one that picks the home Buyers end up purchasing. She has a knack for identifying and overcoming Buyer Objections, which helps both Sellers and Buyers. Though very helpful for all Sellers, it is particularly helpful to owners of expired listings that are unsure of what to do next. Debra works closely with Jeff on flipping houses as well. She often picks the houses, and identifies the needed architectural changes. She also picks out the finishing items such as paint colors, appliances, flooring, and countertops.
REALTOR ~ BROKER
Jeff is a former electronics, software, and systems engineer who was employed for many years in the military aerospace industry. He worked for major defense contractors including Hughes Aircraft, General Dynamics, Raytheon, and the Naval Air Warfare Center. He also co-owned a military subcontractor, Competitive Edge Technology, Inc (CETI), for 10 years. While attending college Jeff worked in the construction industry and took several construction courses as electives, knowing that one day that would come in handy. While working as an engineer, Jeff began renovating his own properties and acquired both the experience and tools that eventually led to successful flipping.
Jeff and Debra went into general Real Estate at about the same time. Jeff started in 2005, and Debra starting about a year earlier. Jeff and a former business partner teamed up and began flipping houses following the financial crisis while learning from Debra the sales side of general real estate. Jeff will tell you that they didn’t start out with the easy flips; they took on the worst of the worst, homes with flooded basements and that needed a complete overhaul; homes that the casual retail flippers could not handle. According to Jeff, these were the only flips that you could buy at the time that didn’t have a lot of competition. Doing most of the work themselves, Jeff and his business partner learned everything about renovation and return on investment. Their flips always bring a premium price, and Jeff will tell you that those skills come in very handy working with both Buyers and Sellers in understanding and overcoming Buyer Objections. One thing the Jeff enjoys about flipping houses on the side is that it gives him a chance to test his theories on overcoming objectives, and maximizing profit. Plus there is satisfaction in transforming a badly treated house and turning it into somebody’s dream home
Jeff works with both Buyers and Sellers and usually handles all of the inspection related items and negotiations for the team. He also is called in when there are updates that need to be evaluated. At a listing appointment, or when working with a Buyer, he will walk around a home and point out potential issues and help keep the cost of repair surprises to a minimum.
As a team, we work great together and we both work with each and every client. This not only makes our job easier, but it makes it less stressful for our clients. Our combined skills and confidence puts our clients at ease. You get a team that is both strong in sales skills and technical skills. If you are a Seller who lives in Brownsburg, Carmel, Fishers, Indianapolis, Noblesville, Westfield, or Zionsville, please give us a call. We would love to be your Realtors!