Thursday, December 8, 2011

Interesting Article!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Listing in Henderson, KY! 4 Bedrooms


Beautiful cottage-style home on North side of Henderson, KY.  Home features 4 bedrooms with a main-level master, spacious family room which open to large updated kitchen perfect for family and friends, lots of storage with a large utility room, 2 full baths, and a picturesque covered front porch. 

This home is beautiful and well-kept inside and out.  Dual heating and air systems keep you cozy all year long.  The newer roof and newer windows are a great feature in this home that offers the older home charm with the updated amenities.  This is a must-see!

The home is located near shopping, dining, entertainment, and offers easy access to the nearest metro area, Evansville.  All of this for only $149,000.  Take a look at this virtual tour and then call for an appointment.  This home won't last long!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Remodeling Instead of Selling

Remodeling Instead of Selling

The attached article shows evidence of increased remodeling activities undertaken by current homeowners.  It goes on to say that activity is due to many people feeling "stuck" in their current homes.  I wonder if it takes into account all of the investors that are buying foreclosures and remodeling those to resale?  Interesting article about how get more out of your current home, but also highlights an important point about making sure your insurance amount reflects your home's true value.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Looking While Listing?

A home purchase or sell can be stressful if either occurs seperately.  Doing it at the same time turns the stress level up to 11....  See some advice on how to handle this.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Looking to be found.....

So, I may have gone overboard in my quest to be found via the internet....or not.  I now have 5 web addresses that direct you to my webpage.  Too much?  I don't think so.  How else will I be found in all the STUFF going on online?  So you can find me when you need me, here is the list of addresses to use...

1.  http://www.talktonicole.com/
2.  http://www.buyhendersonkyhomes.com/
3.  http://www.buyevansvilleinhomes.com/
4.  http://www.nicolefleming.net/
5.  www.FCTuckerEmge.com/NicoleFleming

So, if you're looking to buy a home, or sell one, in Indiana or Kentucky, I'm not too hard to find.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Noah's Ark Recreated!

Have you seen this story? What a feat! It gives me chills when men are directed and moved to action by God. I am not so sure that a great flood will once again come over the Earth because God said he would not do that, but this Ark replica to scale seems to be sea-worthy. Next vacation destination? Click picture to read the full story.

Picture courtesy of Today.com.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Like New in Henderson, KY

Looking for a home to call your own for a price you can afford? This is the one for you. This 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home is like new! Brand new nearly everything! Let's go through the list!

New roof; new vinyl siding; new tile flooring; new carpeting; new paint; new cabinets; new countertops; new doors; new windows......and breath!!! Wait, we're not done yet! New concrete driveway; new side porch; new trim; new fixtures!

See the virtual tour here...www.tourfactory.com/754611

I don't think I can go on anymore! You have to see it to believe it.


It's like new for a not so like new price. Only $113,000!!!! I even believe it has a like new smell! Immediate possession available as well.

Call me today for your private showing! (270)454-1746 or (812)575-9947

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Letting Out-of-Town Agents Post Your Listing on Websites

With the power of the internet, we are able to do many things from anywhere in the world. For instance, I can get a contract signed in my bathing suit sitting on the beach in Cancun. (Sorry for the visual there!) That's good for my buyers and sellers because my availability and ability to continue moving forward with purchases is increased.

On the flip side, in real estate, you can also be an agent in California and offer FSBO (For Sale By Owner) listers in Henderson a package where you put their home on Realtor.com and give it an MLS number. The advantage to a home seller is that you pay a smaller fee for the agent to put your home on Realtor.com. The disadvantage is that 79% of people find their home through a real estate agent according to the National Association of Realtors. Realtors look for homes for potential buyers in their local MLS, supporting local agents with listings and giving their buyers a large variety of listings with one search. If your home isn't in the local MLS, you're missing a big chunk of the market as a seller.

Also, you're still doing all the marketing for your home as well as all the legal legwork that an agent could be doing for you. When you use a REALTOR, you get someone who knows the in's and out's of the market, can deal with the buyer or buyer's agent for you, will deal with all of the showing and inquiry traffic, pays for the signs for your yard and all the advertising, knows what to ask of buyers and mortgage companies, knows how to keep the transaction moving along smoothly, and deflects much of the legal ramifications off you onto themselves as a licensed professional. That's worth something. I've heard people say, "I'll never buy or sell without using an agent." These have been folks who have done it that way before and know the headaches it can cause.

Selling your home can be an emotional experience already. Throw in some buyers who want to buy only if you throw in your wedding portrait over the mantle or leave the grandfather clock in the hallway, and it can turn into an even more personal battle. Why should you deal with negotiating all of this? Trust a good agent to do this for you and act as a mediator in this transaction.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

QR Codes in Marketing Real Estate

If any of you grab the Henderson Homes magazine and flip it open to see my ad, you'll see a wierd barcode-like square plastered on my page. This is a QR Code. If you pull up to a house I have listed and pull out a flyer, you'll see one of those wierd square things on my flyers as well. This is called a QR Code and it's something I do because I think it's value-added for the way technology is advancing today. You don't see other REALTORS in Henderson doing it right now, at least none that I can think of, and that's good for me. While most people may not know what that square-thingy is or does, those who do will appreciate that it's there.

A QR Code enables anyone with a smartphone to download an app from their app store for free(I suggest an app made specificially for QR Codes) and scan this square. Once scanned, the barcodes contains information to take you to a website or other type of media that enables you to interact with the product or service or brand that is being advertised.

In the case of my Homes Magazine ad, when you scan my QR Code, it will take you to my mobile website where you can find any home listed in the area. It even works for Evansville, Newburgh, etc. areas. It also has a cool GPS feature that tells you where homes are located for sale within a 10 mile radius of your location. If you scan the ones on my flyers, it takes you to that home's virtual tour where you get to see in vivid detail, the inside of the home you are sitting outside of. I think this is all pretty cool.

If you want to know a little more about QR Codes, visit Mashable and read this short article on what a QR Code is and who is using them.

Check out one of my QR Codes as well! If you are looking to buy a home, this is a great tool. If you're looking to sell one, this is another marketing tool I use to put your home in front of buyers. Call me to schedule a listing presentation to show you this and other things I do to give you the edge in marketing.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Market Watch April 2011

If you remember the Market Watch I sent in December, I made several specific predictions about how our local real estate market would perform the first several months of this year compared to last year. Those predictions have been accurate to-date but what is probably more telling is how we are doing compared to 2009. As I have mentioned before the homebuyer tax credits in the first half of last year distorted sales. There were no homebuyer tax credits in the first half of 2009. Closed sales in the first three months of 2011 were up 11.7% in units and up 18% in total sales dollars compared to the corresponding period in 2009. The local housing market has improved and will continue to get better.

The number of active listings on the market continues to stay at historically low levels. Housing affordability which is influenced primarily by the price of homes and interest rates is at historically high levels. If you are thinking about buying, waiting will inevitably mean you pay more for your home, either in terms of price, interest rates or both. If you are thinking about selling, it is better to get your house on the market now before inventory levels begin to rise.

If you are selling your home, it is important to understand that buyer behavior has changed significantly in the past few years. Now virtually all buyers look at homes online before physically visiting a house. In other words showings happen online. Today the number of times a home is viewed online is as, or more important than the number of physical showings and is a better barometer of buyer interest. Seller reporting at FCTuckeremge.com provides sellers a realistic picture of marketing activity. This tool allows you to know when and how often potential buyers are looking at your home online. Call me if you have additional questions about this valuable program.

Let me know if I can help you with any of your real estate needs and please enjoy the beautiful spring weather that has finally arrived. And remember, April showers bring May flowers!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Henderson Tri-Fest

Tri-Fest is here again! Come out and enjoy the fun! Click the link below for all the details for the 2011 Tri-Fest in Henderson, KY!

Henderson Tri-Fest - Breakfast Lions Club

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 2011 Market Watch Newsletter

Many sellers think that “buying season” correlates to the summer months but
the truth is homes sales pick up in the spring and potential buyers, on
average, look for a couple of months before they sign a purchase agreement.
All of this means that buyers who will close on the purchase of their new
home this summer are looking for homes now. If your home is not on the
market buyers won’t find it. Currently, in Henderson County, there are 167
Active Residential Listings.

My company feels so certain of this time schedule that we are kicking off a
new billboard and radio campaign this month. We will advertise both
FCTuckerEmge.com as well as our mobile site, Tuckermobile.com. These are
absolutely the best local sites for buyers to find homes whether they are at
home, in the office, or in their cars. They are also some of the most
effective marketing tools for our sellers.

Remember, buyers are looking, improving weather makes looking for a home
more pleasant and I am ready to help you sell your home today. Give me a
call and let me show you how I can help you.

While we are talking about the online capabilites of my company, take a
moment to visit my website, [1]www.BuyHendersonKYHomes.com. There you can
search for homes, save searches, and contact me via email, link up with me
on LinkedIn, Like me on Facebook, follow my Tweets, and visit my Blog. Also
find me on Foursquare, Yelp, and Zillow! Or, you can even use the good ol'
telephone and call me or text me! I'm available to help you in any way I
can.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Future is Here

Whether we like it or not, change is inevitable. The real estate industry is not exempt from that. While the meat and potatoes of selling homes is still the same (make an offer, negotiate, agree, sign, and buy & sell), the way we do our jobs is continuing to change.

I recently signed up for Docusign, which is an online way to sign documents. The days of having to run all over town to sign documents are nearly over. If my client has a computer and an email address, they can sign on the computer! Now, there aren't too many of us in this area that do this, but it's a real advantage. My clients love it!

I try to stay on top of the new technology as much as possible. And, while I don't know everything, I do realize that times are changing. My clients use text messaging, email, and the internet for the most part. I still like to have the face-to-face contact and the personal phone calls, but we are increasingly moving away from information that requires long amounts of time to relay.

I believe that we'll see a shift in the types of agents still practicing their craft within a 5-year period. As it becomes more of an edge for an agent to use technology, those that aren't willing or able to change with the times will fade away. Those of us who are different and open to change will steam roll ahead of the competition by offering our clients what they want.



If you want an agent who sets herself apart from the rest and has resources available that make the home buying and selling process easier and more streamlined, call me today. I am here to help you and am almost always available. Visit my website at www.BuyHendersonKYHomes.com to see all the ways I stay connected and to view homes in your desired area.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Get Your 2010 Energy Tax Credits: Filing Tips for Form 5695

Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February 2011 Market Watch Newsletter

This month I would like to discuss home inspections. These are an important part of virtually every real estate transaction. Unfortunately many buyers and sellers do not consider inspections before purchasing or selling a home. I always recommend home inspections for buyers. This is an opportunity for the buyer to hire a 3rd party professional to evaluate both structural and mechanical systems in a home before the transaction closes. When significant, unknown problems are discovered this gives the buyer an opportunity to ask the seller to make an allowance or repair defects in the home prior to closing. The inspection is not intended to sour a transaction because of minor, inexpensive defects. Too often I see buyers asking for a laundry list of minor repairs especially when considering an older home. Keep in mind that inspectors will, and should, point out items for the buyer’s benefit that are not necessarily major defects but simply minor repair or maintenance items.

I try to remind sellers that most buyers will ask for an inspection. In many cases the inspection will uncover some legitimate defect(s). In these cases, it is often in the seller’s best interest to make the repair because any known defects must legally be disclosed by both the seller and the Realtor. The next buyer will likely ask for the same repair.

As I hinted last month we have just relaunched FCTuckerEmge.com as well as an upgraded TuckerMobile.com for your web-enabled phone. The new sites are designed to make the customer experience as quick, easy and efficient as possible. TuckerMobile is the only local GPS enabled site and also allows the customer to search easily. Please try both. I know you will be happy with the experience.

If you would like to receive this newsletter every month to get useful information, send me an email request at nicolefleming@fcte.com. If you're in the market to buy or sell, take a look at my website at www.BuyHendersonKYHomes.com, then call me to help!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Do you prefer an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room?

Do you prefer an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room?

Just taking a poll! Do you prefer an eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room? How many people prefer to have an eat-in kitchen that you can fit a table in AND a formal dining room in their home? And what price home do you think should have both?

This is an interesting question. There was a time when newer built homes were being built with both. I personally have a formal dining room that I took my table out of and put a couch and bar and television in for entertaining. It seemed we were doing more finger food gatherings than sit-down formal dinners. No need for a big table. But, we also have a large kitchen that fits a six-seater table. So, we have room not to have a formal dining room table.

But, what do most people prefer? Please give feedback for your market and tell me where your market is.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Article: Simple Tips to Take the Pain Out of Shoveling

Take a look at this article. We often don't think about shoveling as an activity requiring some thought. But, when I recently almost slipped while shoveling, then read this, I thought more about what I could have done differently to be more safe. Hopefully, we won't need to shovel that much more this year!

Simple Tips to Take the Pain Out of Shoveling | RISMedia

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hilarious New Etrade Commercial

For those who don't know me, I love commercials. My mom said when I was little the only time I'd shut up was when commercials were on TV. I'm always on the lookout for some awesome 30-second break from reality. There are some companies known for their commercials, which is great because that what commercials are for--advertising. If they don't get your attention, then what's the point.

Every year during the Super Bowl, I'm like a kid again. I chit chat during the game (which I could care little about, sorry football fans), but am all eyes and ears during commercials. Last year, I was actually in one! Much to my surprise. I really mean it, I was in one. Thanks to Toyota. This year, I doubt you'll find me in one, but I'm sure there will be some great ones, like this one from Etrade, who always seems to have something interesting to show us. Watch this and crack up like I did.



Oh, and here's the link to the first of two commercials I was in. About 13 seconds in I'm the girl in the hat and safety glasses. Purty!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Red Cross Cardinal Ball 2011, Henderson, KY

The Red Cross is sponsoring an fundraising event in Henderson on February 5th. What a fun way to spend some time with your spouse and give to a wonderful cause as well.

The Red Cross Cardinal Ball 2011 is a fun way to give back to a wonderful charity. With cocktails, dinner, and dancing along with an auction, this is a premier event. For all of the details see the flyer below. This picture courtesy of the event coordinator. The Red Cross Cardinal Ball 2011 will take place at the Henderson Fine Arts Center on February 5 at 6:00 pm. Cost is $75 per person.



For all of your real estate needs in Henderson, KY, call Nicole Fleming.

(270)454-1746

www.BuyHendersonKYHomes.com
All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 2011 Market Watch

The holidays are over. A new year has started and I know the snow won’t last forever. Every year The National Association surveys thousands of buyers and sellers who purchased or sold homes the preceding year. Below you will see the most recent chart detailing where buyer’s found the home they purchased.
Over the past few years F. C. Tucker Emge Realtors and I have adjusted the way we market homes. These changes are based on buyer behavior. Not surprisingly, the biggest change in buyer behavior has been a shift away from print media toward the internet for their real estate needs. In 2001 only 8% of buyers found their home online. Now 37% find their home online. Over the same time period the number of buyers who found their home in the newspaper or some type of home magazine declined from 9% to only 2%. The only source helping buyers find homes more than the internet is their real estate agent. These are exactly the reasons that we have focused more of our advertising efforts on our web site and other tech tools instead of other less efficient options. Not only do we have the Tri-States leading real estate website but we are in the process of adding even more helpful features. I’ll discuss some of those changes next month. In the meantime stay warm and safe. I’m already working on improving my marketing efforts for 2011 and look forward to a great year.