Staging- A "MUST" in Today's Market

Thinking about selling your home? While its true that the market is picking up- the supply is still very competitive. So we are giving some helpful hints on how to prepare so that your home can rise above the others at minimum cost.

1.) Remember, staging is also about depersonalizing so that potential buyers can see their family living in the home. If you have personal pictures and touches that brand the house as your own, no one will be able to visualize it as a good fit for their family.

2.) But you also don't have to completely "beige it up" either. The staging can have character as long as it is tasteful and can be appealing universally.

3.) Here is our list of helpful steps in staging your home for success:

Read more about our staging advice at www.carlvargas.com OR  schedule a free staging consultation with us at your convenience.


A New Record

Our Team has reached a new personal record! We have sold 20 million!

Honestly, we are humbled by this and don't look at it as an achievement but as a testament to our new and returning clients who have put their faith in us to help them in one of life's biggest financial (and emotional) journeys.

Thank you all for believing in us!


Featured Property: 8519 Cressmoor Court

Great Curb Appeal w/ Brand New Interior Updates in the sought-after Sunningdale Commons! Hardwood Floors welcome you in Foyer, LR and DR. Updated Kitchen -ALL NEWER APPLIANCES STAY including new Top-of-the-Line Refrigerator and brand new Counter Tops -opens up to a 2Story Family Rm w/ Gas Fireplace and new Bee Energy Efficient Windows (Lifetime Warranty!) that gives you a great view of the Huge Backyard w/ Privacy Fence and Deck. Attic Fan, Brand New Carpet and Fresh Paint in todays colors! Move-in Ready!

Contact Krista for a showing!


Summer Heat

Don't get discouraged from the summer heat...because it is firing up our team! Between the five of us, we have been busy working for our buyers and sellers this season! Embrace the heat by contacting us today for a market analysis on your home or a buyers orientation! And check out our team's inventory in the meantime! Carl Vargas Team Listings


Race Around Indy!

Its the greatest spectacle in Real Estate! Race around Indy with a Carl Vargas Team Member this week to find your next home! And while you are working with a team member, be sure to take full advantage of what our city has to offer this weekend. The 500 Festival is known for its Mini-Marathon, Kids Day, Rookie Run and more.

This weekend you can be a part of the Memorial Service at Monument Circle, cheer on your favorite 500 Princess in the 500 Festival Parade, or enjoy the greatest spectacle in racing at this Indy 500 Race. See the 500 Festival's home site for more information! You won't want to miss any of these family-friendly events!

Contact us for more info in your race around Indy for your next home OR for any of the Festival Events. Enjoy and take pride in our beautiful city of Indianapolis!

Happy Racing!


Featured Listing in Avon!

Featured Listing: 1773 Trillium Court

Spacious 2Stry in Forest Knoll. This attractive 2Stry has a great floor plan & architectural design w/ Master on main lvl. Home features 2Stry entry w/ Hardwood floors, GreatRm w/ vaulted ceilings open to eat-in Kitchen w/ upgraded cabinets, hardwood floors & more! Master has vaulted ceilings w/ sep shower & garden tub w/ dbl sinks. Upstairs features 3 bdrms & loft overlooking the open entry. Home sits on a nice lot w/ no houses behind you! Very well cared for & painted in todays colors!

Contact our team today to see!!


Easter Around Hendricks County

It's no secret that Indy's West Side is a great place to raise a family.  With the holiday weekend approaching, why not plan a family outing to enjoy this time together in our own backyard?

The Easter Bunny will be hopping around towns everywhere from North Salem to Avon for egg hunts and more. See events for Easter Weekend by clicking the link.

As far as Easter Services this weekend, many churches will sometimes adjust their times to accommodate more people who want to come and worship. Here is a list of all churches in Hendricks County categorized by town. All churches and their phone numbers are listed so that you can make sure you know what time the service you want to attend is scheduled.

From our family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Easter!


Spring into some Open Houses this Weekend!

Start off your Spring Break by checking out some of our team's properties on Sunday!

Krista will be holding 550 Willow in Danville open from 1-3 pm.

Custom all brick home in great neighborhood! Entire interior of home is brand new! Updated Kitchen w/ brand new cabinets, new flooring throughout entire house, updated bathrooms, all new trim and woodwork and painted in today's colors! Great flow to floorplan. 3-seasons room right off of Kitchen to enjoy the peace and quiet and mature trees in backyard. Mini Barn is included. Short distance from shopping, hospital, and other medical services. Like-New house is move-in ready!

Deana will be holding open 8642 Douglaston from 2-4 pm.

 WOW!!! Attractive and Spacious Ranch in Sunningdale Commons. This Ranch has been updated in todays colors. Lots of updates- Hardwood Laminate in Kitchen and entry, Frieze Carpeting, Fixtures and more! This Split Floor Plan offers 3BR plus a Den or 4 Bdrms. Open GreatRm w/ Vaulted ceilings to the Eat-in Kitchen. Lots of Cabinets. Beautiful Colors and more. This home shows pride of ownership through-out. Well cared for home. Great location w/ a large Yard and on Cul-de-Sac. You will not be disappointed!


Carlvargas.com gets a face lift!

Thanks to Duane King in Tucker's marketing department, our website has an updated look and easier accessibility! Our team has been hard at work to make our website more user friendly for both prospective, current and past clients. Visit us today at carlvargas.com!

New Featured Listing and our New Team Member!

The blog is up and going again! I would like to start off by featuring one of our newest listings in Avon!

1562 Rosewood Drive in Avon:

Time was taken off because I (Krista) was on maternity leave. So we would like to introduce you to our newest team member, Briggs Robinson! Briggs and I are doing well and Carl is one proud grandpa!! Here is our little guy:


Marketing Additions in 2012!

The Vargas Team is ready to step into a new marketing era for 2012!

We are happy to announce that we will soon be utilizing a unique marketing tool called Digital Home Info. As soon as it is up and running we will explain in more detail.

We will also be advertising all of our social media outlets on all our listings' brochures. This means that people will have more access to our listings which means more exposure of our clients' homes. Included in these brochures, are QR codes with a direct link to the property's website.

What is a QR code? "QR" stands for "Quick Response." This is what a QR code looks like:
How do you read the QR code? You must have a QR reader application on your smart phone. A free app that we recommend is "Red Laser." After downloading Red Laser or another QR reader, scan this QR code through the app and the code should direct you to the website we set this QR code to. Go ahead and try it now!

Did it work? What website did the code take you to? If you were able to scan it correctly, it should have taken you to www.carlvargas.com. The QR codes we are making for our listings' brochures will go directly to the listings' websites.

If it didn't work this time around, please contact us and we can help you set this up right away. You will start seeing QR codes everywhere from clothing catalogs to NFL advertising. So hop on board now so you can be part of today's technology with the Carl Vargas Team helping you along the way!