Last Saturday, March 16th, the Nire Event Center was a lively hub of excitement and anticipation as we came together to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of our RE/MAX Advanced Realty team at our 2024 Annual Awards Night. The atmosphere was electric, filled with a palpable sense of anticipation and camaraderie, as we eagerly awaited the moment to honor our brightest stars. With spirits as high as balloons at a festival, we reminisced about the remarkable triumphs of the past year while eagerly looking forward to the adventures and successes awaiting us in the year ahead.

In 2023, our collective efforts propelled us to remarkable heights, with impressive statistics reflecting our commitment to excellence. Our total company sales volume reached a staggering $329,712,496, with a total of 848 transactions, and an average sales price of $262,276. These numbers are a testament to the dedication and hard work of each member of our team.

But behind these figures lies the true heart of our success—the individuals and teams whose unwavering dedication and passion have propelled us forward. From managing brokers to agents and support staff, each person at RE/MAX Advanced Realty plays a crucial role in our collective journey, and we are immensely grateful for their contributions.

As the night unfolded, our excitement peaked with the announcement of the Club Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals and teams for their exceptional achievements. Let's take a closer look at the winners:

CLUB AWARDS:

As the excitement built, we transitioned seamlessly to honor our exceptional teams with the Club Team Awards:

100% Club Team Award:

This award recognizes teams achieving a total commission between $100,000 to $249,999. The recipients were:

Joyce Campbell, Rob Campbell (Team Leader), and Kayla Brandenburg.

Platinum Club Team Award:

Recognizing teams achieving $250,000 to $499,999 in gross commissions, the recipients were:

Pinnacle Club Team Award:

This prestigious award recognizes teams achieving $2 million+ in gross commissions.

In the photo from left to right : Column 1 ( Michael Carter, Scott Chain, Jeff Cloyd, Clint Cooper, Kitty Dangcil. Jason Dodd, Stewart Duhamell, Nate Elkins, Robert Ertel, Josh Graves) , Column 2 ( Doreen Harris, René Hauck, Ryan Hendren, Bob Hoffman, Michelle Jackson, Justin Jackson, Mukul Khanna, Anthony King, Josh Latham, Sophie Lingen), Column 3 ( Jun Liu, David Luse, Bradley McCleerey, Jessica Montalvo, Madison Nauman, Michael Nauman, Sharika Pandwar, Jade Perry, Lawens Pierre, Hayley Puff) Column 4 ( Aubrey Sanchez, Shelby Scott, Danielle Shouse, Cheryl Sizemore, Phillip Tinsley, Lindsey Winkhart, Jordan Wirth, Dana Wright, Doug Alvey - West Office Managing Broker, Dennis Nottingham - Broker/Owner, Team Leader)

 

Following this, we celebrated our Career Awards, starting with the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame induction:

RE/MAX Hall of Fame:

 

Recognizing those who've surpassed $1 million in gross commissions, regardless of length of service, we proudly induct our rockstar agents:

Congratulations to Jun Liu, Cate Waggoner-Lee, Jason Kraus, and Scott Chain for their outstanding achievement in joining the prestigious RE/MAX Hall of Fame.

Moving on to the Specialty Awards:

Rising Star:

Shelby Scott was recognized as the Rising Star, highlighting her exceptional potential and contribution to the team.

Top Agent:

Scott Chain was celebrated as the Top Agent, highlighting his exceptional performance and invaluable contributions to the Brokerage.

Top Team:

The Craftsman Group was celebrated as the Top Team, recognizing their exceptional teamwork, dedication, and outstanding results.

Finally, we extended our accolades to the outstanding teams and individuals  that made it to the 2023 RE/MAX Top Producers List:

RE/MAX Top Producers 2023: At the helm is the indomitable 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝘆 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺, commanding the #1 position across multiple categories:

Hot on their heels, 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗮𝗳𝘁𝘀𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 shines brightly:

𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 leave an indelible mark, clinching the Top 48 spot in the fiercely competitive Top 50 Teams by Transactions Category.

Meanwhile, 𝗠.𝗢.𝗩.𝗘 . earns well-deserved recognition, claiming the Top 49 spot in the challenging Team Residential and Commercial Combined Categories.

And let's not forget our very own 𝗞𝗲𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗹, making waves in the individual rankings:

 

An additional spotlight shines on the remarkable achievements of the Indy Home Pros Team. In the RE/MAX Year-End rankings, Indy Home Pros Team proudly secured the #16 spot in the U.S. and #37 globally, showcasing our prowess in both residential and commercial sectors. Notably, we achieved #3 in the U.S. and #7 worldwide for commercial teams, and #16 in the U.S. for residential teams. This outstanding performance underscores our dedication to excellence on a global scale, and we extend our heartfelt congratulations to the entire Indy Home Pros Team for their extraordinary contributions and stellar accomplishments.

The night wouldn't have been complete without a special mention of our partners and sponsors who have stood by us throughout our journey. We extend our deepest gratitude to Vision of the Kingdom Catering for providing the delicious food that fueled our festivities. Additionally, we thank Bailey & Wood Financial Group NMLS #2334 and IndyLegal Title Services for their unwavering support, which has been instrumental in our success.

To our friends, families, and loyal clients, we owe a debt of gratitude for your constant encouragement and support. Your belief in us has been the driving force behind our achievements, and we are honored to have you by our side.

As we look ahead to 2024, we do so with excitement and optimism, knowing that the challenges we face will only serve to strengthen our resolve and determination. Together, we will continue to raise the bar, inspire one another, and achieve greatness beyond measure.

Here's to RE/MAX Advanced Realty and the unstoppable spirit of our incredible team. Cheers to another year of success, growth, and endless possibilities!

 

In 2023, Indiana's real estate market witnessed unprecedented success, with RE/MAX Advanced Realty emerging as the leader once again. Our dedication to excellence has propelled us to the forefront of Indiana's real estate scene, reaffirming our position as Indy’s Leading Brokerage and home to the state's #1 selling team. We're proud to highlight the outstanding achievements of our teams and individual agents who have excelled and secured notable positions in the coveted Top Producers List.

INDY HOME PROS TEAM:

In the photo from left to right : Column 1 ( Michael Carter, Scott Chain, Jeff Cloyd, Clint Cooper, Kitty Dangcil. Jason Dodd, Stewart Duhamell, Nate Elkins, Robert Ertel, Josh Graves) , Column 2 ( Doreen Harris, René Hauck, Ryan Hendren, Bob Hoffman, Michelle Jackson, Justin Jackson, Mukul Khanna, Anthony King, Josh Latham, Sophie Lingen), Column 3 ( Jun Liu, David Luse, Bradley McCleerey, Jessica Montalvo, Madison Nauman, Michael Nauman, Sharika Pandwar, Jade Perry, Lawens Pierre, Hayley Puff) Column 4 ( Aubrey Sanchez, Shelby Scott, Danielle Shouse, Cheryl Sizemore, Phillip Tinsley, Lindsey Winkhart, Jordan Wirth, Dana Wright, Doug Alvey - West Office Managing Broker, Dennis Nottingham - Broker/Owner, Team Leader)

Led by RE/MAX Advanced Realty’s CEO and Owner/Broker, Dennis Nottingham, the Indy Home Pros Team stands as the #1 Selling RE/MAX Team in Indiana. With 40 full-time associates specializing in corporate, private, and government-owned properties in Central Indiana, their achievements include:

THE CRAFTSMAN GROUP:

Under the leadership of Cate Waggoner-Lee, The Craftsman Group has secured the Top 23 spot in the Team Residential Combined Categories and held strong at Top 27 in the Top 50 Teams by Transaction Categories. Consisting of team members Marcus Fillyaw, Matt Henninger, Gigi Melloh, Jackie Ray, Sarah Ragsdale, and Katrin Teverbaugh, they prioritize a client-first mentality and are known for their highly educated team and commitment to a balanced life.

 

TEAM - RESULTS

Led by Team Leader Jason Williamson, Team Results has made a significant mark by clinching the Top 48 spot in the fiercely competitive Top 50 Teams by Transactions Category. Jason Williamson, Russ Burk, and Robyn Roller pursue their passion as a team, promising excellent service with honesty, integrity, and commitment.

M.O.V.E.

Move with RE/MAX, helmed by the dynamic duo  Jason Kraus and Tony Sowers, combines over two decades of real estate expertise to offer unparalleled service. As local experts, they leverage their in-depth knowledge to maximize opportunities and value for clients. Their Top 49 ranking at Team | RESCOM Combined further solidifies their reputation as industry leaders.

Keith Turnbill:

Our very own Keith Turnbill also made it to the Top Individual list, securing the Top 49 spot in the Individual Residential and Commercial Combined Category and an impressive Top 6 position in the Individual Commercial Only Category.

As we celebrate these remarkable achievements, we look forward to another year of growth, innovation, and success in 2024. Congratulations to all our exceptional teams and agents for their outstanding contributions! 🏆✨

In the dynamic landscape of Indiana real estate, one team stands out as the pinnacle of excellence: The Indy Home Pros Team at RE/MAX Advanced Realty. Renowned for our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional results, our recent triumphs in the 2023 rankings reinforce our position as the undisputed leader in the industry. Let's delve into what sets us apart and why aligning with us means embracing unparalleled success.

Unmatched Performance: Setting the Standard

The collective journey of the hardworking agents at the Indy Home Pros Team to the summit of Indiana's real estate landscape is defined by our unwavering performance and outstanding achievements statewide. In the 2023 RE/MAX Top Producers rankings, we proudly claimed the #1 position in every crucial category: Team | Commercial Only, Top 50 Teams by TRANSACTIONS, and Team | Residential and Commercial Combined. Our expertise extends beyond mere residential properties, as we excel in both Residential and Commercial Combine Combined Categories. Through our relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation, we as a team, continually set new standards, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to exceeding expectations in every transaction.

Global Recognition: Excellence Beyond Borders

The Indy Home Pros Team's success transcends local boundaries, earning us recognition on a global scale. In the RE/MAX Year-End Top 100 U.S. rankings, The Indy Home Pros Team secured and impressive position, ranking #16 in both Team, Residential & Commercial categories. Furthermore, on the global stage, we stood strong in the RE/MAX Top 100 Worldwide rankings, achieving a remarkable #37 position in both Team Residential and Commercial categories.

Our excellence in commercial real estate is particularly noteworthy. In the RE/MAX Top 25 U.S. rankings for Large Teams, Commercial we soared to the #3 spot, showcasing our proficiency and expertise in this domain. Moreover, on the global scale, our team's prowess was evident as we clinched the #7 position in the RE/MAX TOP 25 Worldwide rankings for Large Teams, Commercial. In residential real estate, our achievements are equally remarkable. We solidified our presence in the RE/MAX Top 50 Worldwide rankings for Large Teams, Residential, achieving and impressive #36 position. Additionally, in the competitive U.S. market, The Indy Home Pros Team secured a commendable #16 spot in the RE/MAX Top 50 U.S. rankings for Large Teams, Residential. These rankings underscore our team's dedication to excellence and our capacity to achieve outstanding results across various segments of the real estate market.

Join Our Winning Team

Are you an ambitious agent ready to take your career to unprecedented heights? Joining the Indy Home Pros Team means gaining access to a supportive culture rooted in mentorship, collaboration, and cutting-edge technology. Led by industry luminary Dennis Nottingham, our team empowers agents to unlock their full potential and thrive in today's competitive market. Seize the opportunity to be part of Indiana's number one team and embark on a journey of unparalleled success.  Reach out to us today to explore exciting opportunities and eleveate your real estate career with the Indy Home Pros Team.

Your Partner in Success

Whether you're  buying or selling, The Indy Home Pros Team is your trusted ally in achieving your real estate goals. Our proven track record and excellence, highlighted by our recent accolades, ensures that you receive unparalleled service and results that surpass expectations. Don't settle for mediocrity when you can partner with the best. Choose the Indy Home Pros Team for all your real estate needs and experience the transformative power of true expertise.

Experience Real Estate Excellence Today

When it comes to real estate success, trust the team that consistently ranks number one in Indiana and reigns supreme in the industry. Contact The Indy Home Pros Team today to kickstart your journey towards realizing your dreams. With us by your side, your success is not a possibility - it's inevitable. Let's make it happen together.

Most home purchasers are overjoyed when their lender tells them they are ready to close after going through the several steps of the mortgage application process - and for good cause. With underwriting, document verification, and the offer completed, being clear to close - also known as "CTC" - in real estate is a solid indication that your lender will provide you with the financing you require. 

All of this is to say that just because you're clear to close doesn't imply you've arrived. Before you receive the keys to the property, you must fulfill a few final tasks.

What Is the Meaning of 'Clear To Close'?

"Clear To Close" simply implies that you've met all of the requirements and conditions for your mortgage to be closed. At this point, your lender has thoroughly examined your documentation and determined that you meet the requirements for the type and amount of mortgage you're seeking.

Lenders will normally begin planning for the closing day after a borrower has been permitted to close. Your loan officer will set a date and time for your closing meeting and will notify your title company, real estate attorney, and any other attendees. Your lender will also prepare any final documents that you will be required to sign on the day of your closing.

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How To Clear Your Loan For Closing

Clear to close necessitates a significant amount of effort on the part of both the lender and the borrower. Missing even one step could mean the difference between a fully cleared loan and an application that is declined. 

To get your mortgage cleared for the closing date, you must first complete the following steps: 

Working through each step contributes to the 30-45-day average time between underwriting and closure. If you want to reach CTC status as soon as possible, make sure you prepare your documentation ahead of time, complete your mortgage application, meet all of your underwriting requirements, and maintain an open line of communication with your lender. 

What Happens When You're All Set To Close? 

Once your lender has informed you that you are ready to close, you will have completed the majority of the mortgage procedure. However, there are a few crucial steps between you and the property.

Closing Disclosure

Your loan officer will give you a Closing Disclosure once you've passed underwriting and conditional approvals. This five-page document covers the terms and conditions of your mortgage agreement, offering a detailed breakdown of all the costs and fees you'll be responsible for when you sign.

Understanding your Closing Disclosure is one of the most crucial phases in the home-buying process because you are responsible for any charges listed. Check that you are not signing a document that has errors or terms that will interfere with your payback plan. 

Final Walkthrough 

Even if you buy the house as-is, a final walkthrough after receiving the Closing Disclosure is your opportunity to check the property is in the condition you and the seller agreed upon. Although walkthroughs aren't officially required once you're cleared to close, neglecting a last check could be a costly error. 

In most circumstances, the house should be ready to move into by the time you do the final walkthrough. However, if anything is amiss with the house, this is your final chance to fix it before it becomes your responsibility.

These are just some of the basic things you need to know about Clear To Close. In the next part, we’ll dive deeper into what happens after the Closing Day, frequently asked questions about Closing Disclosure, and more.

 

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These days, homebuyers are tempted to think that open houses are no longer a necessary part of the home selling process. In today's world of 3-D video tours and listings that include every type of information you could possibly want on a home, you might feel like actually seeing the place doesn't really matter that much to potential buyers. This, however, could not be further from the truth. Homes are the biggest purchase that most people make in their entire life. When choosing the place you're going to make your home with your spouse or family, buying sight-unseen happens extremely rarely. Most people want to walk through Indianapolis homes for sale and get a sense of the character of the space as well as how it will feel once they are living in it. Open houses are an excellent opportunity to let potential buyers see the aspects of your home that can't be put into words. You should plan to have as many open houses as it takes to find the right buyer who will pay as much or maybe even more than you're asking for.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR OPEN HOUSE BY PARTNERING WITH AN EXPERIENCED REALTOR

Due to the fact that open houses are so important to the financial success of your home sale, you want to find a realtor who can really help you make the most of each of your open house opportunities. Make sure that your realtor has great experience talking to potential buyers and showing them the aspects of your home that really make it stand out. It's also important to make sure that your realtor is advertising your open house on all the appropriate websites. Most people begin their housing search online, so it's essential that accurate and up-to-date information about your home sale is available wherever potential Indianapolis real estate searchers are looking.

ADDITIONAL POINTS TO CONSIDER

During your open house, you'll want to make sure that any pets are out of the home, that the house is tidy, warm, and inviting. You'll also want to make sure your neighbors are aware of your impending home sale. Particularly if you have neighbors who are frequently working in their yards or coming and going from their homes, it's a good idea to talk to these neighbors and let them know that you're selling your house so that if any potential buyers asked them questions about the home or the neighborhood, your neighbors will be ready to respond positively.

MIBOR released its 2013 Indianapolis housing data today and it shows a very strong month for July 2013 and for the 2nd quarter 2013.  New listings in the area show increase of 15.8 percent ending in July 2013 that is a prior year increase of 4.2 percent from same time in 2012.  Pending sales are also up to a staggering 18.5 percent from the prior year ending in July.  The median sales price in the Indianapolis Real Estate market has increased 7.3 percent to 144900 compared to the previous year.  The report shows that active listings have decreased 11.9 percent from the previous month which again shows that inventory levels are down and right now is a good time to list your home.

If you find yourself in a situation where a move might be a good thing for your family, you're probably wondering whether now is the right time to sell your home. It may be that you have a new job that you'd like to move closer to, or you've had another child and your current home simply isn't big enough. Whatever your reason for moving, you can rest assured that the current Indianapolis real estate market is on the mend and now is actually a great time to consider selling your home. Every indicator is pointing toward growth and prosperity in the Indianapolis housing market. According to real estate website Trulia.com, the median sales price of Indianapolis homes between April 13 and June 13 was $124,864. That price point represents a 37.6% increase compared to the previous quarter and a 64.3% increase compared to the previous year. Imagine if your stocks went up that much in a single year! It seems likely that home prices will continue to go up over the next few years, but you never quite know what's going to happen with the housing market, so if you're thinking about selling now, you can feel confident that you're making a wise decision.

MULTIPLE BIDS, HIGHER ASKING PRICES

Across the nation, people are receiving multiple offers on homes and are frequently selling for their asking price or even a little bit more. With the right realtor on your team, you can assess the current value of your home and have a good chance of selling for that value within a matter of months or even weeks. Some people are even selling their home the same day that it goes on the market. If you're in a rush to sell, speak with an experienced agent at RE/MAX Advanced Realty to determine the best way to go about listing your home so that it will sell quickly but also at a fair price. Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Indianapolis right now are Irvington, Pine Ridge Estates, Fountain Square, Old Northside, Devington, and Fletcher Place. If you live in one of these areas, your house could sell quite fast. However, no matter where you live in Indianapolis, now is a great time to consider putting your house up for sale if you’re ready to move on. To discuss the possibility of listing your house on the market, take the time to call 317.298.0961 so you have the chance to speak with an experienced real estate agent from the RE/MAX Advanced Realty team. The team is always willing to provide sellers with information about current market conditions in the state of Indiana and to address any questions sellers may have before listing their properties.

There are a number of important factors to consider when purchasing a new home. Whether you're looking for a place to start a family, a place where your family can grow, or a place to meet your needs as your children grow up and move on, you'll want to weigh your family's needs as well as your tastes and desires before making your home-buying choice.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

The first consideration you'll want to take into account is the location of your new home. If you have children or will have children soon, you'll want to make sure that your home is located within the boundaries of the best school districts. You'll also want to consider the proximity of your new home to places like parks, grocery stores, shopping, nightlife, your work, and any nearby family or friends. A RE/MAX Advanced Realty agent can help you make sense of all the neighborhoods that you're considering and provide you with insider advice regarding which areas might be best suited to your family's needs.

DO YOU NEED MORE SPACE?

Once you've got your neighborhood picked out, you'll want to find a home that's big enough for your family. You'll want to consider lot size as well as the size of the actual house. A big yard is great both for having a place for your kids to play safely and to give you the extra space you might need to add an extension to your house if you'd like. Whether you're looking for a cozy two bedroom or a sprawling five bedroom home, your real estate agent can help you find all of the perfect Indianapolis homes for sale that might be right for you.

SAFE, SOLID CONSTRUCTION AND INSPECTION

You'll also want to be sure to choose a house that is well constructed. If you have the time to renovate a fixer-upper home, you'll certainly be making a good investment. But if you're like most families, you'll want to choose a house that is safe, sturdy, and ready to meet all of the needs of your family. Having an agent on your side when you make your purchase will give you the confidence of knowing that your future home has been properly inspected and that all the right questions have been asked before you make your final decision.

Learn more about current Indianapolis homes on the market and the factors that you should look for when shopping for your family's new house by calling 317.298.0961 to speak with a RE/MAX Advanced Realty agent today!

In this day and age it is quite rare for a person or family to have much control over when they move. Whether your growing family makes it so that you need more space or your job takes you to a new city, most people often have a window of a few months or at most a year within which to move. If life has made it so that you need to sell your house, or if you're one of those lucky few who has a bit more freedom in the choice, you're probably asking yourself if now is the right time to sell your Indianapolis home.

Prices are certainly lower than they were in years past, but that's not always a bad thing for people who are looking to sell. It may be that by selling your current Indianapolis home, you'll be able to upgrade to a bigger place or a nicer area without spending nearly as much as you would've had to in years past. This is also an ideal market for purchasing foreclosed homes, which can be bought for significantly less than their market value.

Another factor working in favor of home sellers is the fact that the housing market is beginning to slowly resurge. This means that more buyers are reentering the market and prices are beginning to go up again. It's probably in your best interest to wait a bit longer to sell your house if at all possible. However, if you need to make a sale soon, you can benefit from the fact that an increasing number of people will be trying to buy, giving you a solid chance of selling your home for your asking price within a matter of months or even weeks.

SPEAK WITH AN EXPERIENCED INDIANAPOLIS REAL ESTATE AGENT

To learn more about the current housing market and to find out how your home would fare compared to other Indianapolis homes for sale right now, speak to a trusted real estate agent today by calling 317.298.0961.  By working with an agent at RE/MAX Advanced Realty, you can be sure that regardless of market conditions, your home sale will be handled professionally and as quickly as possible. A RE/MAX realtor can also help you find your next home, wherever you may be looking.

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