Monday Movement: Week 36

 Hello Monday. Goodbye August! Kids are back in school, football is firing up and the Vargas Team keeps moving. Let's check out this week's activity:


 Springfield listed and sold this week!

A lot of families closed on their homes this week:

And as a team, three of our buyers closed!
It was a great week! Keep us in mind for your next move!


Avon Utility Reference

So, you have an accepted offer. You've come to an agreement with the sellers on the inspection. You just heard back from your lender, the appraisal came back good. So what to do now?

You need to set up your utilities in your name. Throughout the next few weeks, we will create local guides on available utilities in different communities throughout the Indy area. And our first stop, is Avon.

When setting up utilities, remember:
  • Coordinate the utilities to switch over to your name the same day as the seller has it transferred out of their name.
  • Communicate with the seller so they will not shut any utilities off (this will result in an extra set up fee for you, the buyer)
  • Give the utility company around a couple days to a weeks notice of the transfer.
  • Note that most utility companies require it be done on a week day.
  • Typically, utilities are transferred the day possession is handed over to the buyer.
Here is an easy go-to reference for utility companies around Avon, IN. Please let us know if we excluded any. We'll be happy to add it to the group. Check with your agent to determine which company serves your new home. 

Natural Gas Companies

Electric Companies
Duke Energy
Hendricks Power Cooperative
Indianapolis Power & Light Company

Citizens Water

West Central Conservancy District

Garbage, Waste & Recycling Services
Ray's Trash
Republic Services
Waste Management

Service Providers


Monday Movement: Week 35

Happy Monday! It was a busy week for the Vargas Team! Let's see what listings are moving:

now $559,900

now $94,900

We see another busy week on the horizon! Let's keep moving!


Throwback Thursday: 30 Years of Experience

It's #throwbackthursday! Can you believe the leader of the Carl Vargas Team will be celebrating his 30th year in real estate this fall!?

We have some big changes and improvements in the works to celebrate the big 3-0! These changes will benefit buyers, sellers and potentials alike.

With our team, you find balance. Experience is more valued with the hunger to learn and improve. New ideas and creativity can only be supported with the back bone of experience and a reputation of character and hard work. Get the best of both worlds. 

And stay tuned for the unveiling of some pretty amazing things this fall!


Monday Movement: Week 34

Happy Monday! We hope you had a restful weekend with your friends and families. We are starting a new series on our blog. Every Monday, we are going to feature new activity on our team or around Indy. Feel free to comment, share, and click on any of our showcased homes!

4401 Buxton Ct. Indianapolis
See it on Zillow

8598 Claverdon Lane Avon

See it on Zillow!

6139 Yellow Birch Court Avon
See it on Zillow! (Click Zillow link )

Contact us today with any questions on any of our team's movement! We're always ready to help you with your next move too!


Builders + Brokers

This relationship can be a really good thing. Especially when you find a builder rep like we have at Beazer Homes in Avon's Burberry Park at Prestwick. Just like our clients have to learn to trust us and our expertise, Leslie at Beazer has gained our trust. She has the best interest of the clients, she gets creative and the best part....she listens. If our client is not happy with a detail of their "under construction" home prior to closing, Leslie finds the people to fix it, gets it done and makes our clients happy. She understands the weight of their investment and truly practices the art of great customer service. 

Builders and Brokers can be a team with one goal if they let it. Thank you, Leslie for a great Broker's Open yesterday. She and her team thought outside the box. They hosted a broker's open with the best sushi we've ever had. This was no run of the mill open house. She reminded us of why we love the neighborhood and why we love working with her. 

If you're ever considering working with a builder, bring us along. It does not cost you as the buyer any extra. You'll be gaining the expertise and knowledge we have for your investment and future resale value. 


Creating Curb Appeal

What is your first impression of a home? The grand master suite? The granite kitchen counter tops? Or is it before you even pull into the drive way?

In today's market buyers are making their decision on a home before they even step foot inside. If a house's landscaping looks well-manicured, the exterior paint isn't chipping, grass has been mowed, buyers are given the impression that this house has been well cared for even before they see the inside.

As your realtors, we have helped hundreds of sellers freshen up their curb appeal with little to no cost. The difference is night and day.

Here are just some suggestions we have found on Pinterest to help with the little details that go a long way:

Let us know if you would like us to give you a consultation on the little things you can do to prep your home. It's never too early to start planning and brainstorming. Plus, you'll get to enjoy a little bit of your "freshened up" home yourself.


Our Team on Zillow!

Recently, we have given our Zillow page a facelift thanks to our team member, Eliu. Now it's much easier to find us and our listings. If you're not familiar with Zillow, its a great tool for us to help you zone in on the property you're looking for.

Find us here: Carl Vargas Team on Zillow and let us know if we can help you anywhere in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area.