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Jan. 11, 2021

Feedback to Close the Sale

As a listing agent we always ask the showing agents for feedback on their showing of one of our listings, hoping to close the sale.  Personally, I am only looking for more than one agent to mention something in their feedback that I can do something about - such as ...

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Dec. 10, 2020

A New Year About To Start

With a new year just around the corner, isn't it a great time to take stock of your living situation and see if it's time to make a change?  One of my clients just sent me some photos of their garage and storage area that had been ...

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Feb. 23, 2020

Taxes in Louisiana on Real Estate

You may find it interesting to know that real estate taxes in Louisiana, in general, are lower than many parts of the country. Our clients who move back and forth to Texas due to jobs complain of the high taxes in Texas.  Of course, Texas has different issue than we ...

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Feb. 11, 2020

Why Haven’t You Moved?

I remember asking a couple several years ago, after 15 years of marriage, both having great jobs, why hadn’t they moved?  As in, why are they still renting?  Why hadn’t they bought their first home.  The answer might surprise you.  It was his dad who told him not to. He ...

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Jan. 29, 2020

Problem Areas in Your Home

Kevin Dinkel with Advantage Services discusses with Pat Wattam at RE/MAX First some of the problems he sees during home inspections these days.  Click here to see the video.  https://youtu.be/G5RPt_mFcAU

Pat and Kevin

If you ever have questions about preparing your home for sale or about home ...

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April 7, 2019

Can You Afford to Buy A House

You would not believe how many people I have met over the years who hadn't bought their own home yet because they thought they could not afford to.  They had not checked into it, they just believed it was out of their reach.  i totally understand that ...

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March 19, 2019

The Buyer Consultation

What is a Buyer Consultation or Buyer Counseling Interview & WHY is it beneficial to YOU?

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or even if this isn’t your first rodeo, there are a lot of moving parts when purchasing a home as well as rules & regulations in the real ...

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March 15, 2019

Spring Selling Season is Here!

Spring home selling season is here. Are you READY?

If you are a buyer you need an agent good at negotiating to make sure you get the house you desire!  Sometimes that means paying over full price but other times it means making a lower offer but structuring it ...

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July 5, 2018

How to Select the Right REALTOR for You

If you want to buy or sell a house, how do you find the REALTOR that would be right for you?  This is an interesting question as I also face that dilemma when selecting a REALTOR in another city for a friend.  The best way to find a ...

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June 25, 2018

What Causes a Delay in the Closing of a House

The other day I was visiting with a friend who was frustrated because the closing on their home had been delayed - delayed by several weeks!  I wanted to tell him he should think of house the seller felt when they received that news!  What cases a delay in ...

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