June 2019

Found 3 blog entries for June 2019.

Some homebuyers have asked if a National Brokerage has more homes to show them than a smaller Boutique Brokerage. Its human nature with the whole bigger is better concept to think this. The short answer to this question is NO. You see, as a brokerage that is a member of our local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) we all have access to the same information.

Multiple Listing Service

When a listing becomes available on the market, the listing agent enters it into our MLS. This system can best be described as our REALTOR database. Every agent of our local Board of Realtors has access to this. They can perform searches for you based on your specific criteria and send those results straight to your inbox for your review. You can also receive real-time

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real estate agent meeting with middle aged couple

So you are ready to start thinking about purchasing a home. Exciting! But wait, how will you get to see the homes that you are interested in? Who will write the contract for you? Who will help you with negotiations and repair requests?

A Buyer’s Agent

Your fantastic buyer’s agent will! What is a buyer’s agent, you ask? A buyer’s agent is a licensed real estate agent that will represent you and only you. Not you and the seller. (That’s a dual agent and we will talk about that later)

How Do I Find A Buyer’s Agent?

Great question! Chances are you probably know a handful of real estate agents in the Greater Baton Rouge already. Start there. These are people you know, like, and trust already. If you don’t know one already, do a quick google

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Spring Time showings bring summer closings!

Ascension Parish Market Stats

In May of 2019 Ascension Parish saw an average sales price of $260,503. This is an increase of 4% over May of 2018. Sellers saw their listings stay on the market 34 days longer than last year even though 34% more of the homes listed in 2019 sold than in 2018.

East Baton Rouge Parish Market Stats

In May of 2019, East Baton Rouge Parish saw an average sales price of $260,425. This is an increase of 2% over May of 2018. There was a 10.8% increase in total sales but the sellers were only able to walk away with 96.47% of their sales price which is 1% less than last year.

Wrap Up

We have noticed that buyers are demanding that homes be in tip-top shape. Gone are the

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