SOLD! My Sellers are Elated to Receive Multiple Offers on Their Lawrence Home in only ONE DAY!


My Sellers are THRILLED!
The home was on the market less than a day.
Within 8 hours we (safely) had 10 private showings and received 5 offers! 🎉🏠.

A total of 24 buyers scheduled to see this home.

Sellers – Buyers are out there!
I’ll complete an in depth market analysis for you to price your home correctly which will attract serious buyers looking for a home just like yours.

Ask me how we can conduct VIRTUAL showings and open houses as well as utilizing 3D Technology to showcase your home as an alternative to in person showings!

#HomeForSale #StaySafe #realestate #homebuying #firsttimehomebuyer #downsizing #homeownership #priceitright #tumbarellogroup

Shawna O’Brien
F.C. Tucker Geist Fishers
The Tumbarello Group

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How to Quickly Improve Indoor Air Quality

There are many reasons why the air quality in your home may not be at its best. A faulty furnace or an aged carpet are just two potential culprits. Until you get those issues addressed, how can you make your indoor air healthier – today?

Here are some ideas:

Check the furnace filter. This is one of the most overlooked maintenance items in the home. Any furnace repair person can tell you stories about filters they’ve seen caked in dust. Make sure those aren’t yours. Air passes through those filters before circulating throughout your home. Replacing a filter takes less than five minutes.

Clean the drains. Drains are a surprisingly common source of odor in the home. Most people only clean them when they’re clogged, but they should be flushed thoroughly with a good-quality cleaner at least once a season.

Turn on the bathroom fan. Not only do bathroom fans remove odor, they also reduce moisture build-up. About 50% of air pollutants originate from some type of moisture. Mold is the worst of these pollutants. Professionals recommend you keep your bathroom fan on for at least 30 minutes after a shower.

Clean your doormat. Even if your doormat doesn’t smell, it can be a source of air pollutants. When people wipe their shoes, they transfer outside ground pollutants from their shoes to your mat.

Of course, you can always open a window. That’s the most popular and easiest way to freshen the air, and it works.

Shawna O’Brien
F.C. Tucker Geist Fishers
The Tumbarello Group

Healthy Lighting for Your Home

Recently, researchers discovered that the lighting in your home can have a much greater impact on your health and well-being than originally thought. Better lighting can boost your energy, help you sleep better, and even enhance healing.

So, it pays to make sure the lighting in your home has a positive impact on the health of your family.

Start by enhancing sources of natural light, such as windows and skylights. Study each room of your home and replace as much of the artificial light as possible with sunlight. For example, reposition a favorite reading chair next to a window.

Consider dimming the lighting in your home during the evenings. If your home is very bright when it’s dark outside, it can affect your body’s natural rhythms, resulting in disturbed sleep.

Avoid over-lighting, which is common in rooms where there are few windows. Over time, excessive light can cause headaches and even mood changes. Lighting that is sufficient to see everything clearly is all you need.

Shawna O’Brien
F.C. Tucker Geist Fishers
The Tumbarello Group

SOLD! My Seller Closed on this Gorgeous Geist Waterfront – Offer Accepted As We Entered “COVID-19” Quarantine

LaValley Sold

We wend under contract April 6th, exactly 30 days after going live with the listing.

I was able to hold two open houses before #COVID made an impact in our daily behaviors.

I’m so grateful #RealEstate remained an #EssentialBusiness this #Spring to enable me to help my Sellers #SellFast & move on to the next chapter of their lives!

That’s FIVE Sellers I’ve represented in the last 6 months who received offers in less than 30 days (some of them only a day or a week on the market). WHO’s NEXT?!

#HomeForSale #StaySafe #realestate #homebuying #homeownership #priceitright #tumbarellogroup
#workfromhome #WFH #VirtualShowings #SellersMarket

Shawna O’Brien
F.C. Tucker Geist Fishers
The Tumbarello Group

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Estimating Your Selling Costs

When the time comes to sell your house, you’ll want to determine roughly how much you can expect to net after the sale. To figure that out, you’ll not only need to know how much your house will likely sell for, but also the selling costs you are likely to incur in the process.

The costs of selling vary depending on a number of factors. Here’s a general rundown of what to consider:

  • Repairs. You will want your house to look its best to buyers. That may require you to get any needed repairs done before listing. You don’t want a buyer to see a dent in the wall or a dripping faucet.
  • Renovations. It might make sense to get a few improvements done to make the house more attractive. For example, you may want to replace old and worn kitchen countertops.
  • Legal fees. Selling a house requires a lot of legal work. You’ll need a good real estate lawyer to take care of that for you.
  • Commissions. This is usually calculated as a percentage of the sale price.
  • Moving costs. Once you sell, you’ll obviously need to move! So, factoring in this expense is a smart idea.

Although this may seem like a long list, selling costs are fairly easy to estimate. Once you have that number, it’s easy to calculate how much money you’ll have available to put towards your next home.

I have a simple spreadsheet I can share to help you plug in numbers above. Ask me and I’d be happy to provide to you!

Shawna O’Brien
F.C. Tucker Geist Fishers
The Tumbarello Group


I hope this email finds you and your family well and you are staying healthy.

This month I’d like to briefly address the 2020 real estate market in relation to COVID-19.

I’ve read many articles regarding a likely recession as a result of the businesses & industries that have had to close. Should we find ourselves in a recession, keep in mind a recession does not equal a housing crisis. In fact, many experts believe housing will be the sector that leads the economic recovery.

The housing bubble and collapse of the financial market in 2007-2009 was unique. I worked for one of the biggest mortgage lenders at that time and I know first hand risky mortgages, inflated home values, maxed out equity and excessive inventory led to short sales & foreclosures that depreciated home values by almost 25%.  Today’s market looks nothing like 2008.

Today there are stricter mortgage lending regulations, low inventory rather than a surplus (great news for Sellers), and homeowners are holding more equity in their home.

In 2020, many housing market analysts say we will still see appreciation in our home values. They predict continued appreciation post COVID-19 at a rate of 3% (compared to the pre-COVID-19 predicted appreciation of 4.7%) which is contrary to the rapid home value appreciation during the 6 years leading up to the crash.

If you have ANY questions about our local market and how I’m assisting my Buyers and Sellers, I’d love to talk more with you. Ask me how we can conduct VIRTUAL showings and open houses as well as utilizing 3D Technology to showcase your home as an alternative to in person showings!

On a personal note, my family and I are grateful for the spring weather and we’ve spent a lot of time outside together. We have been walking, biking, shooting hoops in the driveway and working on our landscaping.

Our home’s curb appeal has never looked better 🙂

Take care and stay safe!

Shawna O’Brien
F.C. Tucker Geist Fishers
The Tumbarello Group

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