The Smalling Group was started in August of 2011 by team lead Lindsey Smalling. The Smalling Group is dedicated to making your experience seamless & stress free while getting you top dollar for your home.
Ashley started working in real estate in 2013 as a real estate assistant and obtained her real estate license later that same year. She has experience working with buyers, sellers, builders, investors, first time home owners, veterans, and relocating buyers and sellers.
In the office, Ashley is known for her willingness to teach and help new agents and driven commitment to quality service. She has an easy to work with attitude but assertive work ethic that provides a positive and efficient experience in home buying and selling. She works well with construction crews and homeowners alike to create the home of their dreams. Ashley says, "I believe in a team building environment; good relationships with clients and co-workers are the building blocks to a high profit margin for both the investor and business owner."
Carie Barkwell is a Morgan county native with 9 years of real estate under her belt. In 2020 she was voted Morgan County's Realtor of the Year and her familiarity with the area are just a few of the reasons she should be your go-to agent in the area. Carie is passionate about helping her buyers and sellers alike, and prides herself on guiding first time buyers step by step through the process and helping sellers get top dollar for their homes. Outside of real estate, Carie is a Christian, mother of 5, and loves the outdoors and mountains. She loves shopping and supporting local businesses, serving on the board for the Morgan County farmers' market, and being involved in her kids' Christian school.
Carri lives in Morgan County with her husband and kids. She services Indianapolis, and all the surrounding counties. She brings 17 years of real estate experience and loves being a part of The Smalling Group. Carri is a go getter that negotiates hard for her clients. She is smart and funny but can be very straight to the point when needed which makes her a great fit for your real estate needs. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs camping and boating.
Lauren Merkel has been a licensed Realtor/Broker since 2017. She specializes in representing sellers & buyers wanting to relocate, build new construction, buy/sell land or just move down the street. Lauren understands that buying and selling real estate is not just about the house or land, but also about the town and community you live in. She helps with the Real Estate process from beginning to end. Lauren lives in Avon with her husband and two little boys. Family and Real Estate are Lauren's two passions and she looks forward to helping you in the next chapter of your life!
Crystal is a local, full-time agent who resides in Morgan County. Her real estate career started in 2011 and she has worked in residential real estate representing sellers, buyers and investors, focusing on everyone from first time home buyers to experienced homeowners.
Crystal's background is in marketing so it was an easy transition into real estate. Having been in the business for almost 11 years, she's gained significant insight into the real estate industry and have successfully adapted to market and industry changes as necessary to best help her customers and clients. She uses experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem. Crystal understands that buying and selling is one of the biggest decisions in a client’s life. Crystal says. "I’m not a salesperson! I love my job and never mind working hard, I’m providing a valuable service, and that is rewarding to me."
Crystal joined the Smalling Group in 2019 because they shared many of the same beliefs and work ethics. "I wanted to work with a group that had a strong reputation for integrity and I saw that in the Smalling Group, who is constantly going above and beyond for their customers and clients. I am extremely happy I made the leap!"
Mindy Fruits, Realtor/Broker, is a partner in The Smalling Group powered by F.C. Tucker Company, Inc.
I’ve spent 4 years excelling in the competitive landscape of Indianapolis real estate, establishing a reputation as a well-respected and innovative agent. As an Indianapolis native, I have intimate knowledge of the area and a strong desire to make my home your home.
Prior to real estate, I worked for 12 years in the airline travel and tourism industry providing outstanding customer service and leadership and 10 years at a blood center providing blood components to hospitals.
My business is built on communication, dedication, and transparency. I utilize a team of professional service providers to assist my clients’ buying and selling needs, including stagers, painters, designers, handymen, and inspectors. I am communicative, thorough, and detail-oriented with a sharp knowledge of the local market. I’m confident I can help you navigate through the transaction stress-free with a fun and rewarding experience.
Kirstin is a mom of 3 and a bonus mom to 1. She has always had a passion for helping others. She integrated that love and dedication into her career path and found her true calling in real estate-- serving her clients and guiding them through one of the biggest investments of their lives. A house is not just a house, it is a home. it is the center of your life and a place where memories are made and families are framed. Whether a seller, buyer, or investor, Kirstin views her clients as family. She is knowledgeable on cutting-edge marketing, local schools, and specific neighborhood options.