Beautiful Homes Inspire Me

001_mls In Louisiana our residential architecture is as diverse as a good gumbo. Interiors and Exteriors alike vary in style from French-Acadian all the way to Caribbean. Whether a home is new construction or an older home updated, one common element seems to be clear. Louisiana’s preference on homes is anything but bland. On new homes I love to see builders who add just a little “lagniappe” to set their homes apart and shift just a bit from that cookie-cutter feel. Maybe its only one bricked wall in the kitchen or even the bedroom. Or maybe something extra on the patio or fireplace mantle. Perhaps my favorite add…a New Orleans style gas lantern in the kitchen for ambiance…(Yes thats my signature element). 006_mls

Some of my very favorite homes to view are those with a few years on them where sellers have induced their creativity and updated. The perfect mix of character, comfort, and beauty! The home featured here is a new listing in Walker Louisiana. It sits on a gorgeous Tree Shaded 1 Acre lot in a quiet neighborhood. When recently updated, the sellers of this home added lagniappe without a doubt. In the kitchen the Honed Slate Counter Tops and Travertine Back Splash are unique and beautiful. Throughout the home you will see all new lighting and wood floors which both make it very modern. The Master Bedroom Suite is perhaps the most appealing feature. A very good design of floor plan that has two walk in closets and a dressing area before you reach the french double doors that open up to the Exquisite Master Bath. In there you will find Ornate Wood Dressing Sinks with solid granite counter tops and custom framed mirrors. The extra large jacuzzi tub is surrounded with granite and sits beneath a quaint chandelier and windows that let in lots of natural light. The flooring is Travertine as well as the custom arched separate shower. Add all of these features along with the outdoor gameroom and workshop and you have got an equation that makes everyone happy!

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The home I’m featuring here is one that I enjoy seeing as it fits what I like to call the Rare Find! Unique Elements, some hard to find Amenities, and lots of “lagniappe”. No matter what size range or price range…beautiful homes inspire me!

#sweethomeslouisiana
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Kristie Scivicque

REALTOR®
KRISTIE & CO
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
PREMIER PARTNERS
Denham Springs
Cell (225) 955-5250
Office (225) 664-1911
www.PropertiesByKristie.com
www.kristieandco.com

     

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*Licensed in the State of Louisiana
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Baton Rouge Residential Real Estate Investing

As the Baton Rouge Real Estate Market continues to gain momentum, now is a good time to buy investment properties. The job market in the Greater Baton Rouge Area is good and growing, with Baton Rouge having a much lower unemployment level than much of the nation.  In addition, home values are steady and sales are continuing to increase, however not at a risky pace.

Check out this new listing below as well as other great potential investment properties in East Baton Rouge Parish, Livingston, & Ascension…

SHERWOOD FOREST SUBDIVISION

SHERWOOD FOREST SUBDIVISION

 

355 LITTLE JOHN DR, BATON ROUGE, LA 70815

Large 3 BR/3BA Home w/ office. Large living area with bricked in wood burning fireplace. Wood floors, large lot, no flood zone!

 

 

 

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Kristie Scivicque
REALTOR®
KRISTIE & CO
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
PREMIER PARTNERS
Denham Springs
Cell (225) 955-5250
Office (225) 664-1911
http://www.PropertiesByKristie.com
http://www.kristieandco.com
 
     

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*Licensed in the State of Louisiana
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

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30 PRIME ACRES FOR ESTATE OR DEVELOPMENT LOCATED IN HOLDEN LOUISIANA

30 ACRE ESTATE / DEVELOPMENT

30 ACRE ESTATE / DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

30 PRIME ACRES OF REAL ESTATE LOCATED IN HOLDEN LOUISIANA.   LESS THAN 2 MILES FROM I-12 BETWEEN HAMMOND  & LIVINGSTON LOUISIANA. EASY ACCESS TO BATON ROUGE OR NEW ORLEANS. 7 YEAR OLD CUSTOM BUILT 4601 SQ FT HOME, AS WELL AS A 4300 SQ FT 4-PLEX FULLY OCCUPIED. PROPOSED SUBDIVISION WITH APPROVED PLANS AND ENGINEER REPORTS ALSO AVAILABLE

CLOSE TO HAMMOND LOUISIANA WITH A MAJOR COLLEGE, SHOPPING, AND ETC.

“Country Living with City Conveniences”

Nearby Towns                                                      Shopping
Springfield – 4 miles                                          Hammond Mall – 12 miles
Ponchatoula – 11 miles                                     Piggly Wiggly – 5 miles
Livingston – 11 miles                                         Carters Grocery – 5 miles
Albany – 7 miles                                                 Walker Walmart – 17 miles
Maurepas – 19 miles                                          Hammond Walmart – 15 miles
French Settlement – 21 miles                           To Be Juban Crossing -19 miles
Amite – 31 miles                                                Bass Pro Shop – 21 miles
Tickfaw – 20 miles
Independence – 25 miles
Covington – 35 miles

                                                                            Airports                   
                                                                            Baton Rouge BTR – 38 miles
                                                                            New Orleans MSY – 52 miles

Nearby Cities
Denham Springs – 18 miles
Walker – 12 miles
Hammond – 13 miles
Baton Rouge – 22 miles
New Orleans – 56

 

Area Attractions
Tickfaw State Park – 9 miles
Carter Plantation Golf Course – 6 miles
Hungarian Museum – 4 miles
Albany/Springfield Library – 4 miles
Greystone Golf and Country Club – 22 miles
Global Wildlife Center – 29 miles

 

Schools
Springfield Elementary – 4 miles
Springfield Middle – 6 miles
Springfield High – 4 miles
Southeastern University – 15 miles

 

Alvin Cain                                                                                      Kristie Scivicque
REALTOR®                                                                                  REALTOR®
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF COMMERCIAL                 KRISTIE AND CO
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY                                                   KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
PREMIER PARTNERS                                                              PREMIER PARTNERS Denham Springs,                                                                           Denham Springs, LA
Cell (225) 993-0827                                                                   Cell (225) 955-5250
Office (225) 664-1911                                                                  Office (225) 664-1911
www.alvincain-realtor.com                                                         www.PropertiesByKristie.com
myrealtoralvin@gmail.com                                                        www.kristieandco.com

Serve me, don’t sell me | Inman News

Serve me, don’t sell me | Inman News.

The real estate industry is changing faster than we know. We can keep our eyes on the new technologies that are coming out, but the changes in consumer habits are what will influence our industry the most.

We will see enhanced ways to shoot video, more efficient ways to process paperwork, and cheaper ways to brand ourselves. We see the same changes occurring year after year. But, the game changer is how the consumer attitude matures without the industry taking notice.

Let me share a few changes that are occurring right now. If we do not pay attention, we will lose the game of real estate big time!

Consumer changes:

1) Consumers do NOT want to be sold! The days of “cheesy sales talk” to get someone to sign a contract are over. Consumers demand that they be given enough information to determine whether they want to buy.

Article continues below

Instead of you using strategy to sell them, they are using information to decide if they want to buy what you have to offer. Are you an “information real estate agent”?

2) Consumers have a shorter attention span. Real estate agents need to pay attention to this. The consumer is looking for quick and precise information. They do not want you to make them read a book to figure out what you are saying. A quick explanation over a two-minute YouTube video is all they need.

Keep your letters simple and to the point. Invite them to get additional information if they desire, but do not force it down their throat. Remember, the consumer is in control now.

3) Consumers control the mute button. Visualize yourself watching TV right now. How close is the remote from your hand? Most of the time the remote stays in your hand the whole time. Why? It’s because you want the power to choose what you see and hear. If a commercial comes on and starts selling something you are not interested in, then you change the channel or hit the mute button. Real estate agents keep talking, and consumers continue to hit the mute button or change the channel.

Have you ever had someone unsubscribe from your newsletter? Guess what, they changed the channel or hit the mute button so they would not have see things they were not interested in.

Email marketing seems to be the area hardest hit with this consumer habit shift. Consumers have the power to tune you out, and they seem to be using that power often.

The leading real estate agents are those who understand that selling is dead and serving is alive.

Listen, I know that I am a salesman. I am not in denial of that fact, yet I also believe we have to focus on the consumer. The best way to do that is to demonstrate to them that you are “in it for them to win it.”

I suggest all real estate agents conduct an annual checkup on their selling strategies. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • How am I helping the consumer?
  • What information am I providing the consumer?
  • Did I choose what I am sharing with the consumer or did the consumer tell me what they want?
  • How often am I talking to the consumer?
  • What tools will I use to deliver a better message?
  • Who will help me develop the message?

These are just random questions that I asked myself while reinventing the way I sell real estate. I hope this information will inspire you to make the proper changes in your business. Do not underestimate the power of the consumer’s mute button. Once they tune you out, it is nearly impossible to get their attention again.

Have a great year in real estate!

– See more at: http://www.inman.com/next/top-real-estate-agents-understand-that-selling-is-dead-and-serving-is-alive/#sthash.VyEpEZBB.dpuf

The real estate industry is changing faster than we know. We can keep our eyes on the new technologies that are coming out, but the changes in consumer habits are what will influence our industry the most.

We will see enhanced ways to shoot video, more efficient ways to process paperwork, and cheaper ways to brand ourselves. We see the same changes occurring year after year. But, the game changer is how the consumer attitude matures without the industry taking notice.

Let me share a few changes that are occurring right now. If we do not pay attention, we will lose the game of real estate big time!

Consumer changes:

1) Consumers do NOT want to be sold! The days of “cheesy sales talk” to get someone to sign a contract are over. Consumers demand that they be given enough information to determine whether they want to buy.

Article continues below

Instead of you using strategy to sell them, they are using information to decide if they want to buy what you have to offer. Are you an “information real estate agent”?

2) Consumers have a shorter attention span. Real estate agents need to pay attention to this. The consumer is looking for quick and precise information. They do not want you to make them read a book to figure out what you are saying. A quick explanation over a two-minute YouTube video is all they need.

Keep your letters simple and to the point. Invite them to get additional information if they desire, but do not force it down their throat. Remember, the consumer is in control now.

3) Consumers control the mute button. Visualize yourself watching TV right now. How close is the remote from your hand? Most of the time the remote stays in your hand the whole time. Why? It’s because you want the power to choose what you see and hear. If a commercial comes on and starts selling something you are not interested in, then you change the channel or hit the mute button. Real estate agents keep talking, and consumers continue to hit the mute button or change the channel.

Have you ever had someone unsubscribe from your newsletter? Guess what, they changed the channel or hit the mute button so they would not have see things they were not interested in.

Email marketing seems to be the area hardest hit with this consumer habit shift. Consumers have the power to tune you out, and they seem to be using that power often.

The leading real estate agents are those who understand that selling is dead and serving is alive.

Listen, I know that I am a salesman. I am not in denial of that fact, yet I also believe we have to focus on the consumer. The best way to do that is to demonstrate to them that you are “in it for them to win it.”

I suggest all real estate agents conduct an annual checkup on their selling strategies. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • How am I helping the consumer?
  • What information am I providing the consumer?
  • Did I choose what I am sharing with the consumer or did the consumer tell me what they want?
  • How often am I talking to the consumer?
  • What tools will I use to deliver a better message?
  • Who will help me develop the message?

These are just random questions that I asked myself while reinventing the way I sell real estate. I hope this information will inspire you to make the proper changes in your business. Do not underestimate the power of the consumer’s mute button. Once they tune you out, it is nearly impossible to get their attention again.

Have a great year in real estate!

– See more at: http://www.inman.com/next/top-real-estate-agents-understand-that-selling-is-dead-and-serving-is-alive/#sthash.VyEpEZBB.dpuf

CUSTOM BUILT HOME FOR SALE IN DENHAM SPRINGS

4BEDROOM/ 3.5 BATH – CUSTOM BUILT HOME IN DENHAM SPRINGS AND BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED HOME AND LANDSCAPE. GRANITE SLAB COUNTERTOPS IN KITCHEN AS WELL AS CUSTOM BUILT RARE ASPEN WOOD CABINETS. LARGE WALK-IN PANTRY. VIKING STAINLESS COMMERCIAL RANGE AND HOOD WITH A CENTER GRILL & SIDE BY SIDE REFRIGERATOR AND FREEZER. SPACIOUS OPEN FLOOR PLAN. DECORATIVE MOLDINGS AND CROWN MOLDINGS THROUGHOUT. DECORATIVE STAINED FLOORINGS THROUGHOUT. DECORATIVE COLUMNS IN DINING AREA. FAUX FINISH IN LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM. HIGH ENERGY SAVING FOAM INSULATION IN HOME AND WORKSHOP. HIGH ENERGY SAVING SUN-SCAPED LIGHT DEFUSED WINDOWS THROUGHOUT. LARGE WORKSHOP WITH 1/2 BATH WITH GARAGE DOOR. OVERSIZED LAUNDRY ROOM. WALK-IN CLOSETS IN ALL ROOMS. LANDSCAPE HAS WATER SYSTEM. HOME CONTAINS TWO AIR CONDITION SYSTEMS, TWO HOT WATER HEATERS. LARGE PATIO. THIS GORGEOUS HOME IS VERY ENERGY EFFICIENT WITH PLENTY OF SPACE!

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Kristie Scivicque
REALTOR®
KRISTIE & CO
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
PREMIER PARTNERS
Denham Springs
Cell (225) 955-5250
Office (225) 664-1911
http://www.PropertiesByKristie.com
http://www.kristieandco.com

*Licensed in the State of Louisiana
*Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

 

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