A native Hoosier, Laurie grew up in Columbus, Indiana and graduated from Indiana University with a BSN in Nursing. Prior to real estate, Laurie was a nurse for 15 years. She moved to Zionsville from the south side of INdianapolis because she fell in love with the Zionsville Community.
She takes her caring approach from nursing to all of her clients and loves to help them find their dream home. She is extreamly detailed and enjoys assisting her clients throughout the buying and selling process.
Laurie is an active athlete and is always on the go. You might find Laurie at the tennis courts or weightlifting with her husband. She has three children and they are equally as busy in the Zionsville school system. As a family, they love hiking and spending time oudoors in the country.
I enjoy helping folks sell their current home and find their next one. It's very satisfying for me to work with first time home buyers.
My family and I are active with our church, Meridian Street United Methodist, in Indianapolis . . . . I sing in the choir and we are heavily involved with the Interfaith Hospitality Network hosting homeless families at church several times each year. I enjoy volunteering in Zionsville with the annual Ghost Walk each October through the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center. I am currently serving on the Board of the Sullivan Munce (2014). I have served in various capacities in Zionsville with the Village Resident's Association. Finally, I was involved in our daughter's high school Rowing Team through the Indianapolis Rowing Center.
As a child, my family moved to several communities throughout the state of Indiana and built a new home in each town. My love of home construction started at an early age and I secured my contractors license when building my first home as an adult. Because of my interest and background in home construction, I bring added expertise to my clients when purchasing a home.
I enjoy photography, hiking, camping, reading, and traveling in my spare time.
Jan was born and raised in a small town in Southern Illinois where she and Kevin met and married in 1982.
Jan joined CENTURY 21 Scheetz in 2010 and has continually been building on successes and serving others.
Jan's background and personality are a perfect fit for the customer service-driven Real Estate industry. In fact, Jan's proudest accolade is being named a Quality Service Pinnacle Producer, which is based on her clients' satisfaction.
Jan's extensive knowledge of Hendricks County and the surrounding communities allows her to help buyers make the right move. CENTURY 21 Scheetz offers the best tools, technology and marketing techniques available, which she uses to sell her clients' homes successfully. Not only has Jan attended the Global Conference, but she also has had the pleasure of attending the Top Agent Retreat on more than one occasion.
Jan specializes in both buyer/seller representation and new home construction. She is also a USAA approved A Team REALTOR® as well as a member of the Relocation Team.
If you are moving, Jan understands firsthand how exciting and stressful it can be not only from helping numerous families, but also from her own personal experience as she and Kevin have relocated five times with his career.
I am a member of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS® (MIBOR), the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), and the Indiana Association of REALTORS® (IAR). I specialize in the northwest metropolitan Indianapolis real estate market and can help you in buying or selling a home.
With over 13 years of experience working in real estate, I can help you!
In addition to being a Real Estate Broker with Century 21 Scheetz, here is a quick summary of my professional background:
-2 years of experience selling new homes with Centex Homes in Indianapolis, Indiana.
-4 years of experience selling new custom homes and home sites with the Beattey Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.
-7 years of property management experience (apartments and houses) with Regency Windsor in Indianapolis and Commercial Brokers in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Although I can help you with all of your residential real estate needs, here are a few of my specialties:
-New home construction
-Credit challenged home buyers
-Land for building a new home
Some things that I like to do when I have time are:
-Traveling - I try to go to a completely new place at least once a year.
-Drawing/designing new home plans - I love houses!
-Reading the news - I read constantly and from different news sources. I love knowing what's going on in the world.
Exploring new restaurants - I started a Dinner Party Club. We travel to different restaurants around Indiana (not chains) and try their specialties.
-Biking - I stay off the streets, but love biking on the miles of trails near my house.
-Hiking - Turkey Run State Park is one of my favorite local places to hike.
-Winery tours - I love wine and have traveled as far as Napa Valley to visit a winery.
I have been a Realtor for Century 21 for almost 13 years and absolutely love the business and can't imagine doing anything else. It took me a while to get to this point and I would like to share that journey with you:
I was born in Poland and came to the US with my family when I was 10 yrs old. I grew up in La Porte, Indiana, graduated from La Porte High School & then from IU with a BS in Finance. Logically, I worked as an Assistant Branch Manager at La Porte Bank & Trust for 3 years. Then decided to change careers and accepted a sales position with Xerox Corporation. It was something totally "unlike me" and it really made me step out of my comfort zone. I moved to Indianapolis and started a career selling office copiers, scanners and large engineering blue print copiers. I worked for Xerox Engineering Systems for 14 years and then for Oce Engineering Systems for 4 yrs. I had the same territory for 18 years, which included about 1/3 of Indiana. My customers were manufacturing companies & my goal was to understand their engineering process and how my product could help them simplify it. "Customer Care" was the main focus of my business as it was mostly repeat business. It was a good fit for me. I loved the job and therefore I did very well. I was very fortunate to have qualified for many "Presidents Club" trips and have been to a lot of beautiful places. I also invested in some real estate and at one point owned 4 homes on my own.
Then I got married had 3 children and I decided to take a couple years off and stayed at home. After my youngest child went to kindergarten I decided to change careers again. My personal experience in real estate had a big influence on this decision. My parents taught me that real estate is always a great investment. They both worked in factories and spoke very little English at the time. Yet, they were able to send 3 kids through college "flipping" homes in the 70's & 80's. So, I decided to get my real estate license & start a new career. It just seemed to be another good fit for me.
Over the last 35 years, I have lived in Noblesville, Fishers, Washington Township, Pike Township and currently reside on the West side of Carmel for the last 20 years. Time has gone by so fast. Next year I will have 3 kids in college: 2 at Purdue and 1 at IU. Outside of my family and work, I love "get togethers" with family & friends, playing euchre, gardening & cooking.