(This post is part of an Agent Spotlight Series. Get to know the agents who’ll be working for you at Newkirk Realty!)
Here’s an idea: If you’re interested in a home in a specific part of Indianapolis, find a Realtor who knows that area inside and out!
For example: If you’re interested in the Southside of Indy — southern Marion County and Johnson County — Amanda Smagacz with Newkirk Realty is just the Realtor you’re looking for!
Smagacz has been with Newkirk since 2014. Her path crossed with the company when she hired Debra Foley as the Realtor in the purchase of her own home. Amanda is now a part of Team Foley, using her experience in fundraising from the non-profit world to excel at her new career.
“Building relationships and doing one’s homework is critical in both jobs. Learning about donors and what they are hoping to get from their philanthropy, and learning what prospective homeowners are really looking for in a home requires the same skill set,” said Amanda.
Any Realtor can facilitate the search for a home and draw up a contract, but deep knowledge of a neighborhood is a perk to any potential homeowner. Born and raised on the Southside, Amanda is clearly passionate about the amenities in that part of town. “You traditionally get more square footage for less money,” she says. “There are great school systems — Center Grove, Greenwood, Perry Township — and property taxes are cheaper in Johnson County than in Marion.”
As a professional Realtor, Amanda can help facilitate the sale or purchase of a home in any part of town, and she has enjoyed her new career. “I really like the flexibility the job offers,” she says. “And I’ve learned how important communication is. This job is 90% communication so that is important to pay attention to.”
She has enjoyed her first foray into the real estate world, and has learned how Newkirk Realty sets itself apart from other realty companies. “There is a personal vibe to Newkirk, and the personal touch is combined with an excellent level of professionalism as well.”
NOTE: Each of the posts in our Agent Spotlight Series will ask the same question to wrap things up:
What is one thing that most people would be surprised to know about you?
I started tap dancing at age 5 and took lessons continuously until I graduated high school.
If you are interested in buying or selling a home, contact Amanda at 317-727-3053 or Amanda@NewkirkRealty.net.