What Will Happen...

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A Real Estate Company

That Understands

Graduate Students


Cressy & Everett Real Estate was selected by the University of Notre Dame, because they understand. They’re knowledgeable Realtors who surpassed the University's high standards.  

They understand the graduate students must balance the high demands of rigorous graduate study and daily life.  They understand how important it is for single students as well as partnered students and their children to feel safe, secure and happy in their homes.  

They understand buying a home is a big decision, and graduate students have unique financial considerations.  They understand that graduate students are coming to Notre Dame from all across the country and abroad, and that they will most likely need to sell their homes in five to seven years. They understand how to educate graduate students on the market prices in the South Bend community, and guide graduate students through the process of buying a home. 

Buying a Home - Your Realtor Will

  • Meet with you to determine your home buying time line, price range, financing options, family/children needs, and desired distance to the University.
  • Give you a tour of the South Bend community and help you decide on the area that best fits your lifestyle and has the best resale value.
  • Search for homes with your specific requirements and schedule showings convenient for your busy schedule.
  • Be available on your timeline to show you homes as they hit the market.
  • Provide a Sellers Home Market Analysis to show market statistics for the areas under consideration.  These stats will show whether home values are declining or increasing.  This will help you purchase a home that will have an increased resale value in 5-7 years when you’re ready to move on.  
  • Provide mortgage guidance and put you in touch with Lenders who have programs specifically for graduate students’ unique financial situation.
  • Present your offer to purchase and negotiate on your behalf, while counseling you through property inspections/conditions, and attend the closing to make sure every detail is covered. 
  • Connect you with the resources to settle in after closing, such as utility companies, Internet providers and trash removal services..

Selling Your Home - Your Realtor Will

  • Meet with you at your home and discuss your timeline to have your home sold.
  • Provide a Home Market Analysis to compare your home to others currently for sale, and review homes that have sold in your neighborhood in the last 3-6 months.  
  • Measure each room and complete a detailed Listing Agreement and list all the features of your home for potential buyers. 
  • Market your home through Cressy & Everett’s Exclusive Marketing Programs which include:
    • Homes TV Show - A 30 minute program broadcasting three times every weekend featuring homes for sale
    • Homes Magazine - An exclusive homes guide of every Cressy & Everett home for sale, which is distributed in northern Indiana & SW Michigan
    • CressyEverett.com Website - The areas most visited home site reaching over 1,000,000 page views each month.
    • CressyEverett.com Mobile App - Open the App and you’ll see every home for sale around your location, instantly.  
    • National Listing Sites such as Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com to name a few 
    • Guide you through negotiating the terms of a purchase agreement while counseling you through property inspections/conditions, and attend the closing to make sure every detail is covered.