Louisiana is known for its food - cajun, seafood, barbeque. You name it, we've got it. And it's delicious. So, in no particular order, here are my favorite local restaurants in Shreveport. See if you agree with me. Frank's Pizza - My friends and I first ate at Frank's after they had first opened, and … Continue reading My Top Ten Favorite Restaurants in Shreveport, LA
You have probably heard by now that the housing market in Bossier and Shreveport is HOT! I know I've been shouting it from the rooftops. It is a seller's market - there are way more buyers looking for a home than the current listing inventory can support, so what do you do to bring those … Continue reading These Things Guarantee Your Home Will Sell Sooner
I know not everyone is a fan of statistics, but sometimes statistics in a graph can paint a more convincing picture than anything I could say. When I list houses in Shreveport, one of the tools in my Comprehensive Marketing System is a comparative market analysis (CMA) of similar homes in your neighborhood that have … Continue reading How to Sell Your Home Fast!
JUST FOR FUN!....... I am a full time agent. This is my chosen career. I love what I do and always strive to become better at it. Yet as I work with other agents, I sometimes run across those that make me say “What the h-e-double hockey sticks?” So in the interest of the public good, my friend from ActiveRain, Lisa … Continue reading You Might Need a New Agent if…
I'm sure you've all been in a parking lot where a car alarm was tooting away to beat the band. Annoying, wasn't it? Use your own car alarm as an add on to any house alarm you might have by parking your keys on the nightstand. If you feel or hear someone in your house … Continue reading Keep Yourself Safe – Simple Safety Tip
Once you've made the decision to buy a house, whether it's your first or fifth, there are some things to keep in mind as you view possible new homes. You are a "good" client, so you've already spoken to a lender, and know what price range to narrow those choices down to. You most surely … Continue reading Do You Think Like a Seller When You’re House Shopping?
Take a look at these photos and see if you can figure out what the ten things are that make your neighbors wish you would move. Are you guilty of any of these? If you had trouble, hover your mouse over the pictures to find the answers. And if your neighbors want you to move, … Continue reading 10 Reasons Your Neighbors Would Love to See a For Sale Sign in Your Yard
The original title of this post was, What Is Your Real Estate Agent Really Doing For You? The topic was too broad, however, because an agent can work with a client in one of two ways. As a listing agent when you want to sell your homeAs a buyer's agent when you want to buy … Continue reading What is Your Listing Agent Really Doing for You?
Because your home is one of the largest investments you probably have, selecting a qualified agent to list your home is imperative. Word of mouth is one way to find a real estate agent to work with, but also pay attention to any marketing materials you get in the mail. An agent who spends the time … Continue reading How to Find a Listing Agent
Most home sellers know that their home must be properly prepared to be put on the market, but did you realize that you must prepare your home to be photographed? Many sellers think these two things are the same, but they're not, and my camera can only do so much to make your home seem … Continue reading My Camera Can Only Do So Much! MLS Photos