So you have decided that Indy is your place — good call! It’s one of the easiest cities to fall in love with and use for networking in the country. Now that you have an intro to Indy and its neighborhoods, it’s time to find a realtor to guide you home. If you haven’t spent a lot of time in town, renting first might be a good call (and there are plenty of affordable homes and apartments in the Old Northside, Fountain Square and Broad Ripple neighborhoods).
However, if you know what neighborhood you want and are ready to make the Indy-home-owner jump then a realtor is your best bet; especially since prime properties aren’t staying on the market at a great price for long. Indianapolis is currently the fastest growing metropolitan area in the country.
Here a few of Indy’s top rated and most reliable relators to give you a hand.
Everhart is a versatile realtor with lots of Midtown and downtown locations. His specialty is historic homes, and Old Northside, Meridian Kessler and Irvington are all brimming with historic homes and drawing in hundreds of young professionals.
He is also one of the more well known gay realtors in Indy. He and his partner have been noted for their own historical home — it’s always reassuring when the realtor would live in the kind of homes they are selling.
Bif Ward is the queen of high-end real estate in Indy. Indiana’s biggest newspaper noted that, “Bif Ward of F.C. Tucker, has managed to reach $1 billion in sales, serving more than 3,000 clients along the way. In 2013, alone she sold more than $82 million worth of real estate … She has been recognized by Real Trends and honored by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top 1,000 real estate professionals in the country.”
The Richwine Group is who you want to go with if Geist — one of the most expensive waterfront neighborhoods in Indy, just off of Geist Reservoir — in is your destination. He handles high end homes and currently has more than $1.2 billion in career sales.
Deb Kent describes herself as “part bloodhound, part matchmaker.” She is known for staying within budget and keeping in line with what her clients want. She also has a following in the Irvington neighborhood of Indy as a great seller for when you decide to upgrade. She was voted Indy’s Best Realtor 2014 by the readers of NUVO magazine.
If you want to get into one of Indy’s up and coming neighborhoods (like Fountain Square, Bates Hendricks or the near Eastside) Mark is known for having his ear to the ground with what historic spots will be the next market boom. He was recently voted number one realtor in Indy by IBJ. Nottingham reality also covers Midtown — a centrally located neighborhood that has a small town feel all to itself.
Peyton Manning and other pro athletes were/are clients of Matt’s. He works with the international group F.C. Tucker Co Inc., and last year did $110, 704,991 in total sales volume. He covers downtown, Merdian Kessler, Butler Tarkington, Carmel, Fishers and Zionsville.
Deborah is the face of Encore Sotheby’s, and is known in local media as Indy’s chicest realtor.
“Our family is everything to me,” says Droman on her website. “I enjoy watching our children grow and our family prosper. When I help you with your real estate needs, you become part of our family too.” And she means it — Deborah often posts pictures of her family on her social media and website.
Greenwood is known for being a good transition neighborhood into Indy life, especially for young families. While David specializes in Greenwood, his company gives access to all homes that are available in the Indy market. He is a good bet for familiarizing yourself with Indianapolis.
While Megan is newer than other realtors on this list, she is a go-to source for Indy’s Eastside. As an avid traveler, her taste in homes is diverse and her love for Indy is proven. She decided that before her 30th birthday she would visit 50 countries. Today she has visited 54 and has led vacationers on more than 250 trips around the globe. She noted on her blog how her travels have played into her appreciation for Indy.
“I have been really fortunate to travel the world, and yet Indianapolis is always my final destination. We are so lucky to live in a friendly, affordable city with world-class amenities. Maybe Indy isn’t perfect, but I am reminded every day that there are dedicated citizens out there willing to work hard, dig deep and give selflessly to continue improving our beautiful city. It is good to be home.”
Laura specializes in the Indy superb of Fishers — a prime pick for young families who want great school districts in addition to safe neighborhoods. She is a true real estate guru and veteran. She has lived and worked in metro Indy for nearly 25 years, dating her knowledge of Indy’s Northside neighborhoods back to the 90s.
Her intimate understanding of how Indy’s ebb and flow goes back even further. Before getting into real estate, she was a reporter and managing editor of a daily, community newspaper and later was a real estate writer for Indianapolis Monthly Magazine.