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Real Estate Services

Common Questions

A real estate agent is more than just a sales person. A real estate agent may act on your behalf, providing you with advice and guidance when buying or selling a home. The real estate market is constantly changing, and a real estate agent is required to stay up-to-date on the laws and guidelines to maintain their license. There are times when you need the most current information about what has sold or what is for sale, and the only way to get that is with a real estate agent. Many of the large real estate websites like, Zillow and Trulia will populate their websites with homes 1 day or more after a home is listed for sale, so working with an real estate agent also ensures you’re on top of what homes as soon as they hit the market.

Orchard Hills Realty specializes in both sides of the transaction: buying and selling.  We can make recommendations on what terms and prices to offer as well as negotiating a deal with your best interest in mind.

Most real estate agents work off commission, which is often a percentage of the sales price of the home once the deal has been completed. This means that realtors don’t make a dime until you have bought or sold your home. And if you’re buying a home, you’re most likely off the hook for paying commission from your pocket because this is typically paid by the seller at the settlement table. Commissions can vary some depending on the situation, but most real estate agents charge around 6% of the home’s sales price. If there are two agents involved in the transaction (one agent representing the buyer and another agent representing the seller), then the commission is split evenly between both agents.

Give us a call at 317-405-7060 or email us at We’ll meet one-on-one and discuss all the items that you’ll need to have ready in order to buy or sell your home. We’ll discuss budget, likes/dislikes, and simply get familiar with one another before we start the process.

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David was such a pleasure to work with! He was extremely responsive, and helped me find the absolute perfect home in Martinsville. If you’re looking for a good realtor in Central Indiana, David at Orchard Hills Realty is your guy!

Barb Freeman

Barb Freeman

First Time Home Buyer

Orchard Hills Realty really knocked it out of the park for me! I struggled selling my house for four months as a “For Sale by Owner” before eventually being referred to Dave Lifford by a friend. Dave quickly let me know some of the key items that I needed to do to my house to make it show better (paint, trimming bushes, etc). Dave also helped with staging and took new pictures. Within 6 days of re-listing my house back on the MLS and having an open house, I had several full price and above asking price offers. Dave did a great job marketing the house and within 35 days of contracting with Dave to help me sell my house, it was sold! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Nick Rogers

Nick Rogers

Sold home in Mooresville, Indiana

If you are looking for a realtor that will work extremely hard for you, then I highly encourage you to consider Dave at Orchard Hills Realty! I sold my house in Indianapolis and then bought a house in Greenwood with Dave, and was very impressed with the amount of time that Dave spent helping and guiding me through the process. I am absolutely happy about the level of service. Thank you very much!

Tiffany Karol

Tiffany Karol


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