“I would highly recommend Kristy. I have in the past recommended her to friends who were looking to buy, and sell a house. As a home inspector, I enjoy working with her because she takes what I say seriously, and we have good communication. Some people in real-estate think this is a numbers business, but to Kristy it has always been a people business.” – Josh (Owner, Precision Inspections)
“Kristy has taken the Wabash Valley Trust’s restored homes marketing program to the next level. Our board has been using federal HOME funds to restore historic homes for low/moderate income families for the past decade. However, as a board of busy working professionals and a small office staff, we tend to fall short in our marketing efforts once the homes are on the market. Kristy has used her networks to professionally market our labors of love and sell them quickly. This improved turnaround increases our organization’s credibility and makes us eligible for additional grants. Kristy’s savvy real estate marketing skills have taken a huge project off of our executive director’s plate and allowed us to spend more time on procuring the next house sooner. I value her energy and dedication and have engaged her as my own realtor since I enjoy working with her so much professionally.” – Eileen
“Kristy was an absolute delight to work with when she represented my wife and I during the sale of our previous home. She is both professional and down-to-earth, and walked us through every step in the process with unparalleled knowledge in realty and absolute patience with us as we learned ‘the ropes.’ I’d choose Kristy to represent us again in a heartbeat!” – Ed
“Kristy was fantastic when she represented us in both selling our old home and buying a new one. In selling our home, she gave us fantastic advice as to what repairs to make, how to stage the home, and how to set a price to sell the home quickly. Our house sold in 9 days! Kristy got to know us in the process and helped us find a fantastic new home with everything we were looking for. When problems arose in the negotiations, Kristy was quick to aid us in addressing the issues and made everything run very smoothly. I would recommend Kristy to anyone looking to buy or sell a property, no matter what the budget or limitations.” – Michelle
“Kristy is amazing! Set us up for success, and was always available and easy to get in contact with! So glad we had her!” – Becca
“Kristy was always right there when we needed her! She put up with my craziness almost daily! I would choose Kristy again hands down! Thank you again!” – Carly
“Kristy is wonderful! We were first time home buyers and she did a great job of easing us through the whole process. Explained everything very well and was always there when we had questions or needed help. She has a mega talent for matching you up with the perfect house!! <3 her!” – Beth
“Love love LOVE kristy!!!! ???????? she is so helpful and truly cared about us!!! We can’t thank her enough for getting us to our goal of closing in 3 weeks after putting in an offer!!! It was a pleasure working her!!!! And we would do it again in a heartbeat!” – Amanda
“Kristy worked so hard for us on a challenging property! We were able to be relaxed and patient because we knew she was working every angle and keeping on top of things. And she was patient with us figuring out what we really wanted. Kristy is hard-working, sensitive, and kind!” – Ann
“Kristy was absolutely amazing to work with! I moved from Seattle to Indiana, and she helped me at every step of the process. I’m a first time home buyer and was really nervous. Kristy was available off hours because I was 3 time zones away, and she always responded to my texts or emails within a few hours. I really appreciated Kristy’s honesty when we looked at houses; she told me about the neighborhoods, state of the house, and potential fixes that would be needed. I will recommend Kristy to anyone moving in or out of the area. She is amazing!” – Becky
“Kristy was a hilarious professional that helped us sell our home and buy our forever home. I am so thankful that my boss recommended her to us. She gave us excellent service and I am very thankful. To all looking for a home go with Kristy she is brillant!” – Lee
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Client comments via facebook review recently:
“After 2 years on the market with another company, Kristy took over the sale of our house and sold it in weeks. She also tuned in to what we wanted in a next house and helped us find our ‘forever’ home. Both sales closed on the same day and she kept us calm through all the stress. Whenever anyone asks for a realty recommenda
“Kristy helped us find our home four years ago. She was knowledgea
December 6, 2014
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Genevee has a natural talent for creating and implementing innovative marketing ideas for her small, local business. This doesn’t come easily for everyone and I believe it is crucial to success. Sometimes even those who can dream up great things are not able to implement them. Genevee has the skills and drive to do both, and I have seen her do it over and over, every year she has been in business for herself.
I first met her when she was working for a company where she paid $500 to rent a really great room, but was subject to the aesthetic and culture of the studio she worked within, and not fully in control of her artistic vision or potential. I saw great creativity, passion and strength in her and couldn’t help but talk to her about going into business for herself. While she did my hair, we would discuss different scenarios I had encountered in my 10 years as a small business owner, and how I started both of my businesses and my real estate career on absolute minimum budgets with a truly grass roots effort. I had enough passion to last a lifetime, but virtually zero capital to make my dreams a reality, and that is how she would have to approach it also.
We discussed do-it-yourself methods of transforming salvage furnishings, day to day processes involved with paperwork and marketing and eventually talked about looking at a few spaces downtown. I knew there were some really great spaces available for a somewhat comparable rate to what she was renting a room for. I think we both knew right when we first looked at her current location that it could be perfect for what she wanted. It needed a lot of work to reflect her vision for her space, but it had everything she needed to potentially be right. It is a highly visible corner location on Main and 11th Street, featuring ample street parking, floor to ceiling display windows, an architecturally interesting entrance, and the original exposed brick walls and tin ceiling. It also had some really bad carpet she had to tackle before anything could happen.
Genevees Studio opened in 2011, and has continually grown as a business with an ever expanding group of people that are more than stylists- they are artists with a passion for their work that brings them to another level. It took time and perseverance for Genevee to attract that level of stylists and her “build it and they will come” optimism has paid off for her in that area over time.
I asked Genevee what her biggest challenges, motivations and joys were in opening and owning her own business, and she had this to say:
“When you open a business and your income is needed because you have children and a husband, you have no choice but to succeed. You push yourself a little harder, because failing is not an option. One of the biggest challenges is that it ends up being about 2 to 3 times more than what you expect to pay once you get all of your bills together. You (me) telling me not to take out a loan was one of the smartest things anyone told me. I asked my husband what my budget was to build a business and he said we had an extra $200 a month, and I had to make that work and succeed.
I paid the floor off by doing my mother-in-laws hair for two years. Britney, (one of her stylists) wanted to work here so badly that she bought her own chair and I paid her back for it. All of the furniture was from craigslist and traveling to get things here and there. I have a lot more freedom to open and close when I want and to be able to attend my kids events now. I stay motivated because I am a work-a-holic. When I first started, I worked all of the time. I would write promotions and book appointments on my phone on my days off. I thrive on that, but it gets easier as the business builds and I am able to spend more time with my family now.”
I have rarely been to a stylist who is confident enough to make bold suggestions to me for change. She will. I asked her why she thinks it is that she can do that, when so many can not or will not, even though clients always seem to want advice on new things to try. Her answer: “I have confidence in my creativity, as well as a natural eye for artistic perspective and approaches to hair.” She brings over 15 years of experience to the table, as well as advanced education in color and product knowledge, regularly attends classes in Indianapolis and Chicago, and hosts classes to stay up to date on the latest techniques and trends. I think that confidence is well deserved and love to see that in people.
I admire so much about Genevee, and have love for her as a true friend. I also have a lot of respect for her as an artist, fellow business owner, full time working mom and partner to her husband, master of grass roots marketing, creative business funding and honest, authentic person. Much love to you Genevee! I am proud of you, inspired by you, and will continue to support you.
Visit Genevees website at www.geneveesstudio.com or her facebook at www.facebook.c0m/geneveesstudio.
In Indiana the seller always pays the buyers agent. It is free for a buyer to have all of the crucial benefits of representation by a dedicated, licensed professional.
You will need an agent to assist you to buy any home that is listed for sale in the Multiple Listing Service or MLS. It is best to choose one agent who you want to work with as early in your search as possible. Questions? Contact me anytime.
Why should you choose me to be your buyers agent?
I will ensure the process is informed, enjoyable and successful. It can be overwhelming to continuously search websites and keep track of all of the homes you’d like to know more about. Studying tiny ads in home publications can be misleading and stressful too. It can start to take over your life! Then you have to find time to see all of the homes you like too! There are a lot of benefits to having the support, representation and guidance of a professional Buyer’s Agent early in your process.
- I will save you time throughout your search, ensure that you are exposed to all of the homes that meet your criteria, streamline the showing process, provide inside information on the listings, accompany you to the homes, answer any questions you have, and help to keep the process fun and informative.
- I will refer you to qualified lenders and make sure you understand your financial options.
- I will listen to your feedback during showings and adjust our search as needed. People often change the initial search criteria dramatically after seeing a few homes. You won’t have to start over by yourself, if you have me on your team!
- When it comes time to make an offer, I will ensure your offer is strong, reputable and attractive to the seller, negotiate your best terms, and keep all parties informed in a professional, accurate manner.
- My rapport with other professionals involved will enhance your position. I treat all of the people involved in the transaction with respect and courtesy. This attitude will play a role in how your offer and closing process move along, and can affect the outcome of your transaction in a positive way.
- I will assist you in understanding and negotiating the multiple page inspection reports, explaining what constitutes a major defect.
- I will assist you as we finalize your financial documents, prepare and complete the closing process.
I will be by your side for all of these steps, and will still be there for you after closing to help you with anything you may have questions about. Let me know what I can do for you.
YOUR NEW HOME IS WAITING!
I don’t want to put a For Sale sign in your yard. I want to put a SOLD sign in your yard. If you are looking to work with someone who is seriously motivated and has the marketing experience to make it happen, then call me now. Let’s get started!
“My wife and I recently relocated from South Carolina to Lafayette, Indiana and purchased a home with Kristy. Circumstances forced us to arrange a six day house-hunting trip on extremely short notice and Kristy was able to arrange ~25 showings in a 3 day period. By day two Kristy had developed an idea of what our tastes were and refined our search to make better use of our limited time. She was extremely organized, friendly, knowledgeable and without her help we could not have purchased a home in the tight time frame we were dealing with. We were extremely fortunate to have worked with Kristy and will recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in Lafayette!”
Ryan and Erin Conway
*The Conways were ideal clients for me. They came to town ready to get the job done. They were also very organized and very good at giving me feedback on the homes we saw. They quickly provided all documentation necessary to get us closed on time. We had some large obstacles to navigate in this deal and still managed to get them in the home on time, and a large part of their success was due to their own personal effort to make this happen. Thank you so much for being great to work with!