Zionsville-based realtor Jennifer Blandford has been a managing broker at Carpenter Realtors for six years, but it wasn’t until her office moved to its new location at 5 N. Main St. that some residents began to take notice.
“We got a call on Monday from a gentleman that wanted to sell his home. He said, ‘Well, I see your advertisements, and now you have an office in Zionsville,’ which was funny because we’ve had an office in Zionsville since 2007. We just weren’t as visible as this will be now,” Blandford said.
A Brownsburg native, Blandford started the Zionsville branch of Carpenter Realtors in 2007 on North Michigan Road. She said that while it was a nice place to get started, she knew she wanted an office located closer to town. Three years ago she and her team began looking at different locations in the area, including Boone Village and Main Street.
“We looked all over, and nothing was the right fit or the right price,” she said. “When the Clock Shop announced their relocation, I jumped all over it.”
The new Zionsville office houses Blandford’s team of 15 realtors and one administrative assistant, with space for 25. With the move to a larger office, Blandford said she plans to hire more real estate agents.
Even with additional agents, Blandford said Zionsville residents and merchants shouldn’t be worried about Carpenter employees or their clients taking up a large amount of the coveted Main Street parking spots.
“The reality is that if real estate agents are doing their jobs, they’re not in the office that much. We’re out in other people’s homes. We’re always popping in and out, and are not going to bother anyone’s parking,” she said.
Open since April 1 at the new Main Street location, Blandford said they’ve had a warm welcome from the community.
“The front door has been revolving since we opened with business owners and residents popping their heads in to say hello. We’re going to enjoy the location and are delighted to be closer to our peers,” Blandfored said. “We do a lot of work and play well with our competitors and are going to enjoy being closer to everything.”