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You need a full service Realtor

Posted by Donald Cook | on Monday, August 15th, 2011 at 11:05 am
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In today’s market, you need to be represented by a full service REALTOR.  The Pinnacle Real Estate Group has the knowledge and experience to help buyers and sellers achieve real estate goals.

  • If you are a buyer in the market, I have the resources and lenders ready to help get you pre-approved for a loan.  Pre-approval lets you know how much home you can afford while telling sellers that you are mortgage ready.
  • Not sure if you are mortgage ready?  Maybe your credit isn’t the best?  My team has a mortgage readiness program that will allow potential buyers to work on repairing their credit while owning a home.  You could be in a home and helping yourself repair your finance history with guidance from people who understand the field.
  • Ready to sell?  We have potential buyers in the 100′s ready to buy and rent to own.  We also utilize state of the art online marketing for your property and print options to maximize viewing opportunities.
  • Commercial Real Estate?  Our team was the #2 RE/MAX team Indiana – Year-to- Date for 2011.  We have the expertise you need.

You need a full service Real Estate Team.  As your Realtor, I can assure you that I understand and love what I do.  Maybe it is the business degree background, or over 20 years of experience in business management and law enforcement that helps me understand how to help you.  Whatever the reason, knowing my business makes it easy for you.  Call me today and allow me to help you!

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Nationwide Open House Weekend June 4-5

Posted by Donald Cook | on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 1:24 pm
Category: Buy a House, Uncategorized.
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For one weekend in June, REALTORS will hold open houses in neighborhoods from coast to coast, bringing value to both buyers and sellers.

Come join the Pinnacle Team at 126 George Court, Danville, IN and view this stunning home guaranteed to have beautiful features, in a wonderful community.  Click on the address for more details or give us a call.

Realtors are leading advocates for home ownership.  Stop in and let us answer questions about the local housing market and home buying, selling process.

If you are looking for a home in Danville, Indiana…we’ve got the home for you “by George!”

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Selling Your Home In Today’s Market

Posted by Donald Cook | on Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 9:30 am
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It’s tough out there, but not impossible.  Recent reports indicate that Young Home Buyers (Generation X) will likely lead the home buying charge.  Buyers, such as these today, have strong ideas about what they want in a home.  It isn’t all about price, but is about character, features, and personalization.  You, as a seller, can help your cause by keeping these things in mind.

Home buyers are looking for well maintained and clean homes.  Hire an inspector to take a look at your property and make suggestions for repairs before a contract is submitted.  Make sure your home is clean and de-cluttered.  Consider hiring a cleaning company to do a deep clean, clean carpets, gutters, decks, windows.   Have the lawn groomed, mulched, add flowers and greenery.  Home buyers today are looking for transitions to outdoor entertaining spaces.

The majority of today’s buyers are looking for open spaces as opposed to formal spaces.  If you have a more traditional home you can cozy up formal rooms by adding stuffed seating, gameboard displays, or thinking of ways to place options for the room in the potential buyer’s mind.

In short, help your Agent help you.  Keep your home show ready and keep in mind that the market is tough.  What can you do to make sure that your home “stands out” in a buyer’s mind?  A few dollars spent now may just help you on your way to your next dream home.

For a free Market Snapshot of the value of your home, email us through our blog or Pinnacle Real Estate Team link.

Contact the Pinnacle Real Estate Team today if you are interested in buying or selling your home.  We are top producers, and we understand the market.

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Radio Day!

Posted by Donald Cook | on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at 3:49 pm
Category: Buy a House.
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Be sure to listen to THE REAL ESTATE MONKEY show from 4-5 p.m. on 95.9 Indianpolis, also accessible on your computer at www.freedom959.com

I will be discussing buying, selling, Rent to Own, and investor opportunities in Real Estate.  For all of your Real Estate needs, the Pinnacle Real Estate Group and RE/MAX Rocky are ready to assist you!

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Homes for Sale in Brownsburg, Indiana and Avon, Indiana

Posted by Donald Cook | on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 9:44 pm
Category: Buy a House.
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According to the “Brownsburg Insider” the towns of Brownsburg and Avon reached a mutually amicable resolution to annexing issues.  Brownsburg can annex 87 acres of property in the Heritage Hill residential development along State Road 267.  Avon will be allowed to annex about 160 acres in the southwest corner of Lincoln Township….think past the old town of Tilden.

Both communities are trying to plan for future growth and development.

These communities are popular with homeowners because of their locality to available homes, retail, and wonderful school districts.  I can help  if you want to buy a home in Brownsburg, Indiana or Avon, Indiana.  As an Indianapolis area Real Estate Agent, I am ready to help you make your move.  Not only do I work in the area, but I have lived here all of my life.

Call or email me today with any Real Estate needs.   Send me a question through my Blog and I will send you a free MARKET SNAPSHOT of the area you live in, or may be interested in moving to!

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CMA and Market Analysis

Posted by Donald Cook | on Monday, March 7th, 2011 at 8:00 pm
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Pricing your home is obviously a key part of the home selling.


A home that is under-priced needlessly costs the client potential return. An over-priced home can remain on
the market for an extended amount of time, forcing the seller to either wait out a long listing period or have to
adjust down the asking price. Getting the pricing right from the start avoids these potential pitfalls.

The CMA will help us to determine the fair market value. In short, fair market value is the highest price that an informed buyer will pay for your home. Establishing fair market value will enable us to sit down and discuss in detail the pricing of your home. I want to help you
settle on a price that you feel is competitive and consistent with the current market.

I understand that all of this can be a bit overwhelming, so feel free to call or e-mail me at any time. Please
also explore my website, it has a lot of information to cover your real estate needs. I’m here not only to sell your
home, but also to serve as a resource for you during this exciting time. I would love to be of assistance to
you.

Email me from this BLOG and I will send you a FREE MARKET SNAPSHOT for your home and area!


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Brownsburg Indiana homes…a good place to relax.

Posted by Donald Cook | on Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 7:18 pm
Category: Brownsburg IN.
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RE/MAX ROCKY’S TOP TEN REASONS EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A HOME

10. Home is where you go to find food.

9.  Home is where people scratch your ears.

8. Home is where you can lounge in a bed all day if you want.

7. Home is where you can hide things (bones) that you don’t want people to find.

6. Home is where you are allowed on the couch if you have had a bath.

5. Home is a place where you can chase the cat and act like you didn’t and they will believe you because you are cute.

4. Homes in Brownsburg are where beagles like to be because it all begins with “B”

3. Home is where you rush out to meet people because you are excited they are back.

2. Home is where you go after a hard day of work chasing geese, cats, and little girls on pink bicycles away from the house.

AND THE NUMBER 1 REASON YOU SHOULD HAVE A HOME:

1. Home is where you can relax with someone you love!

Home should be a place where you are comfortable.  If you are not, you need to contact my favorite Indiana Real Estate Agent at the Pinnacle Real Estate Group.  Don Cook and his team will help you find the perfect place to call home.

If you are already in a good home, Don will always be happy to take your referrals.  He will take good care of your friends.

As I, RE/MAX Rocky always say… “Throw me a bone!”

*no cats were harmed in the posting of this blog

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Prequalification and Pre-approval

Posted by Donald Cook | on Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 5:33 pm
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Even RE/MAX Rocky knows the importance of getting pre-approved!

Do you want to buy a home in Hamilton County, IN?  Perhaps you are interested in homes for sale in Brownsburg, IN?  Maybe you aren’t sure if you should rent or buy in Fishers, IN?  Wherever you choose to live there are several important steps you must consider first.  One of the most important steps you can take is to get yourself prequalified or pre-approved.

What is the difference?  It can be confusing.  However, having a good Indianapolis Realtor, like the Pinnacle Real Estate Group, can help you navigate the confusion successfully.

  • Prequalification: Prequalification is a preliminary estimate of how much you can afford to pay for a home based on information you provide. Because credit and employment information aren’t validated for prequalification, it can only be considered a rough idea of a monthly mortgage payment and loan size. This can be a useful guide as you begin the home buying process.
  • Pre-approval: Pre-approval is a written commitment from a lender to finance your home purchase up to a set amount. This indicates that the lender has taken a close look into your financial history and has agreed to lend you a specific amount of money, reliant on certain details like a finalized sales contract and professional inspection. Pre-approval indicates to sellers that you are a serious homebuyer.

Most sellers today are requiring a pre-approval letter from the buyer prior to showing a property.   The real estate market today means you, as a buyer, must be prepared ahead of time.

The Pinnacle Real Estate Group, can make recommendations to help you get your pre-approval status.  Then you’ll be able to shop with much more confidence.

Why wait until you find the perfect home to discover problems with obtaining a mortgage?  Contact me today!

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Finding a Real Estate Professional in Central Indiana

Posted by Donald Cook | on Saturday, February 19th, 2011 at 4:40 pm
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If you’re considering buying or selling a home, selecting a real estate agent is the first important decision you will have to make. While there are many qualified real estate agents out there, it’s important to decide on a professional who will understand your needs and individual preferences, someone who you can respect and trust. Nearly four out of five homebuyers and sellers enlist in the help of a real estate professional or broker. Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or sell the one you’re in, choosing a professional who best fits your needs is vital. Here are some questions to consider when choosing an agent:

  • How long have they been a real estate professional?
  • Do they work full or part time?
  • How long have they been working in this particular area?
  • What type of homes do they usually handle?
  • How much of their business comes from repeat customers or referrals?
  • How many homes did they sell last year?
  • How often can you expect to be updated, regardless of any progress?

Above all you should choose an agent that you feel comfortable with. Your real estate professional will be your guide through the entire process of buying or selling a home, and can be a valuable resource. Make sure that whomever you select is well suited to your demands.

I’d love to hear from you and have the opportunity to discuss why I may be right for you. You may also find it worthwhile to explore my website, it has plenty of information to cover your real estate needs. My site allows you to perform very detailed searches using search fields typically reserved only for real estate agents, so it’s a great place to start.

Don’t hesitate to call or e-mail me with any of your real estate questions, I would be delighted to help you make the process of buying or selling a home a really smooth one.

Would you like to know the home prices in your neighborhood?  Curious about what has sold and the price? 

Call or email me today and I will send you a FREE Market Snapshot when you mention my blog.

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Love Your Home- Re/Max Rocky

Posted by Donald Cook | on Sunday, February 13th, 2011 at 7:41 pm
Category: Brownsburg IN.
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Tomorrow is Valentine’s day.  I, Re/Max Rocky have already started spreading the love.

I was sitting in the backyard, contemplating real estate deals, listings, and buyers when a duck wandered in.

Duck’s are funny.  They quack and waddle and really don’t seem to mind the homeowners around our pond.  I think they come to our yard because they are hungry and know that we feed the birds.  When the birds eat, the extra seed falls on the ground.  Enter the ducks.   Sometimes I watch groups of them get into duck skirmishes like rival gangs fighting over sunflower seeds.   If I were a duck, I would be eating from all the yards too.  Then again, because I am a beagle I would eat just about anything at anytime.

Now, if most owners were too see this duck in our yard, they would expect me to chase him out.  “Don’t let the duck eat the birdseed!”  “If you feed a duck through the winter, he won’t migrate.”  “Ducks leave stuff behind that they shouldn’t!”

But since it is Valentine’s Day the duck gets a pardon….well okay, really….the duck and I have an understanding that we have settled before….

I don’t threaten him and he allows me to keep both ears.

Anyway, Happy Valentine’s Day!  If you would love a home with a yard, or trees, or pond, or duck, then give my dad a call.   He can help you fall in love too!  Tell him Re/Max Rocky sent you.

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