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Joel Abney


Broker (13 years experience)

5 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Fine Homes and Estates


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Will installing a geothermal increase my house value?


Although Geothermal systems are extremely effective, they are also very costly.  You should evaluate all factors based on inital cost versus anticipated years that you plan to stay in the home.  Although the tax credits and energy savings will be appealing to potential buyers, they will not be recaptured dollar for dollar.  I would not recomend adding a geothermal system simply to sell the home and re-capture your entire investment unless you calculate all factors against many years of savings pprior to selling.  In Carmel Indiana, geothermal systems are not uncommon but not as familiar to many buyers as some other parts of the country that might better jusify the systems costs. 

What do buyers and sellers want most from a Real Estate Agent?

In the effort for continual improvement, I believe it is vital to listen to feedback.  I have asked this question of many potential buyers and sellers as well as non-clients.  I have recieved a multitude of general answers but no clear quantifiable components.  I would appreciate any thoughts or answers on this subject.  It is important to be the best any of us can be no matter what business we are conducting.  Especially as a Realtor, peoples' major life decesions depend on our hard work, integrity and insight.  We serve every role form psychologist to advisor.  Altough it would be impossible to please all people at all times, many of us are in this profession because we want to help and please people with dreams of buying or selling a home.  Please help me gain a better insight into this issue.Thanks and God Bless