Selling a Home in the Baton Rouge Area | LOUISIANA REAL ESTATE

Selling a Home in the Baton Rouge Area

FSBO BLUES | LOUISIANA REAL ESTATE


I read an article last night in the wall street journal that really got me thinking. The article was about the founder and former CEO of forsalebyowner.com. In 2011, he listed his own 2,000 square foot, 2 bedroom, New York home for sale on his own web site as well as advertised it in various classified ads. After 6 months of sitting on the market, he sought the help of a licensed real estate agent. The agent told him that he actually had the home priced too low and was also targeting the wrong type of buyers. Soon after listing the property, they received multiple offers and ended up closing for $150,000 more than the original asking price.

Now granted, the real estate market in New York is quite different than here in south Louisiana. Yet, so many times I have watched fsbo’s struggle for months and end up losing more than they ever would have by simply paying a realtor commission. This seems no different than going to court without an attorney. Very risky. Time is lost, money is lost, & stress is high. I’m not saying that no one should sell by owner, but I do recommend at least this; consult with at least one successful Realtor. Weigh out your options and consider their advice.
If the FSBO Guru used an agent…. Shouldn’t you?

#SELLFAST

Kristie Scivicque
REALTOR®, SRES, e-PRO
Kristie & Co.
Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners
Denham Springs, La
225-955-5250
225-664-1911
http://www.propertiesbykristie.com
http://www.kristieandco.com

It’s Not Too Late In The Summer To Have a Staycation!

5736 BRISTLE CONE CT
GREENWELL SPRINGS, LA 70739
Beautiful Acadian style 3BR, 2.5 BA home with Architectural shingles is location on over an acre in the Central Community School System!! Wood laminate flooring, cypress cabinets, computer nook and a formal living room that could be used as an office or media room! Home has a 24×18 workshop! All this in a beautifully landscaped yard with fruit trees. Gorgeous saltwater gunite in-ground pool with a fountain! This is a MUST SEE!

Kristie Scivicque – REALTOR®, SRES, e-PRO
KRISTIE & CO.
Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners
Denham Springs, La
225-955-5250
225-664-1911
http://www.propertiesbykristie.com

2 Louisiana Cities in The Top 25 U.S. Places To Retire

 

 The 2013 Forbes Magazine list of The Top 25 Best U.S. Places To Retire includes 2 of the Pelican State’s Cities. Both Baton Rouge & Alexandria were chosen after data was collected from over 400 cities in all 50 states. 

It’s no surprise that a warm climate is one preferred by some retirees, but many other factors weighed in on this listing. One big factor is that Louisiana was deemed one of the best states for retirees “from a tax perspective.”Forbes researchers also looked for median home prices below the current national average, which, as measured by the National Association of Realtors , is currently $186,000. Then they considered cost of living, availability of doctors, crime rates and encouragement for an active retirement. 

Other Fast Facts on the cities:

Alexandria, La – cheap cost of living, median home price $136,000 & above average air quality

Baton Rouge, La – low cost of living, median home price $168,000 & home to LSU

Whether making such a move for retirement is soon to be or still a dream, these two cities certainly are spots worth considering.

 

#bestplacestoretire 

#seniorrealestatespecialist

 Barrett, William, P. “The Best Places To Retire in 2013”. Forbes. 2/25/13

Kristie Scivicque – REALTOR®, SRES, e-PRO
KRISTIE & CO.
Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners
Denham Springs, La
225-955-5250
225-664-1911
http://www.propertiesbykristie.com

 

 

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