Now What??

Congratulations! You just closed on your very first home….now what??

How exciting!! And scary!! And confusing!! Here is a list of things to do BEFORE and AFTER the big day.

Prior to closing:

  • Make a list of things you will need to buy, sell and get rid of.
  • Schedule your moving truck (or make sure all your friends, neighbors and relatives are free that day) 🙂
  • Pick out paint colors and have them ready to go.
  • Schedule to get your carpets cleaned on closing day.
  • Call and/or meet with your children’s new school- get them registered!
  • Call all utility companies and schedule the transfer date. Some companies may require a deposit of a trip to their office to sign paperwork.
  • Make sure your homeowner’s insurance is in effect (should  be taken care of at closing.)

After you get your keys:

  • Take a deep breath and CELEBRATE!!! This is a big step in your life-enjoy the moment!
  • Get the garage code and keys from previous owner.
  • Many buyers prefer to have the locks changed, if so, call a locksmith.
  • Change the garage code.
  • Pack up your cleaning supplies and grab your friends, neighbors and relatives (if you still have some) 🙂 and clean your new home from top to bottom.
  • Meet your new neighbors and get info on the neighborhood-what day is garbage pickup?
  • Those boxes will not unpack themselves, but don’t stress over it. You’ll get there!

And before you say those famous last words….”I am NEVER moving again”, you need to remember that you probably will in 5-7 years. Haha! When that time comes, call The Stiller Group again. We will ALWAYS be here for you!! Good luck!

P.S. I am not available on your closing day to help you move, I have plans that day. 🙂

Lisa

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Introducing…Floyd County’s Newest Development!

LEGACY SPRINGS

What’s the “buzz” in Floyd County about future developments??? It’s Legacy Springs!!

This neighborhood will feature .4 to 1.00 acre lots with gorgeous mature trees. Lots that size are unheard of in Floyd County!

Legacy Springs is in the Award Winning Floyd Co. School District. Located in Lanesville, IN, you will enjoy the peaceful setting – no traffic or trains and great views!

There are several ASB floor plans to choose from and there’s still time to pick out your lot. A custom home can be finished in 4-6 months.

The Stiller Group is the exclusive listing agent for ASB Homes and we would love to help you pick out your dream home!

Spec homes are being started now, so don’t wait – these homes will go QUICK! Prices are starting at $325,000.

Directions:

I-64 to Georgetown exit, take left towards Lanesville.

Take a right on Corydon Ridge road for approx 5 miles to 4 way stop.

Take a left onto Old Salem Road and Legacy Springs is on the right.

There are curbs in and gravel.  Take a look if you’re out that way.

It IS beautiful!

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What I’ve Learned My First Year In Real Estate

 

Wow!! Where has the time gone??
After quitting my job (of 22 years) last February and DIVING into the Real Estate business full-time, I’ve learned many SO many things this past year.
First and foremost, this industry changes DAILY – new forms, new laws, new listings, new clients….
And I love it!! Never a dull moment. This career is a lifestyle – working 7 days a week (but still leaving plenty of time and flexibility for me to love on my perfect grandbaby Chase!), answering your phone 24 hours a day and driving your car more miles than you could imagine.
I’ve been blessed to become a part of the number one team in Indiana – The Stiller Group. (Check us out on Facebook Here!) This team has become my family, best friends and my comic relief!! I also have an amazing family within Schuler Bauer Real Estate – so much knowledge and so many caring people!!
My favorite part of my new career would have to be all the clients I’ve met and help find their dream home! I especially love first time home buyers – so many questions, but so excited to start a new chapter. What a blessing that I got to help 19 families buy their dream home last year!
I have had some ummm………. odd/strange experiences. 🙂
I’ve been told that I have more crazy real estate stories than the average agent. Lucky me!!
  • I just thought that a large pig roaming around a sellers living room was normal.
  • Or showing a home that that has a door taped shut and a DO NOT ENTER sign was legit.
  • Or how about the home where the seller was home. And sitting on their bed. With only a towel across their lap. Normal, right?
  • Or the person sleeping in an unfinished basement (we were quiet and did not wake them).
Oh, fun times!! I’m looking forward to an amazing 2016!! Thanks to all my clients, family and friends for your continued support. And remember…….I’m never too busy for your referrals!!
Thanks!!
~Lisa