doug rogers: Another Pineville La Home PENDING- 234 Elaine Road - 07/24/14 01:26 AM
Another Pineville La Home PENDING- 234 Elaine Road
 Searching for a new home in Pineville Louisiana? Summer is in full swing and homes priced right are selling in short order. 234 Elaine Road was only on the market 24 days before finding the right buyer. Need to sell your home in Alexandria La or Pineville La? Contact Bayou Properties Realty (318) 613-1994 today!
 
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doug rogers: If They Only Knew How Those Closing Brownies Were Made - 07/22/14 09:37 AM
If They Only Knew How Those Closing Brownies Were Made

Random Person In My Office Building, "Hey Doug, what is that crazy dance you are doing"? Doug, "It's called the clear to close dance."
This file has seen more drama than Joan Crawford. Inspection repairs that make Chinese drywall look sound, appraisal issues that included an appraiser who took a ten day "vacation" from the file, and what's life without a little title drama?
There were numerous phone calls, emails that read more like manifestos, and more plot twists than a Spanish telenovela. Without the direct aid of Oreos and Rum this file … (7 comments)

doug rogers: Coping With Bad Days In Real Estate Sales - 07/15/14 09:25 AM
Coping With Bad Days In Real Estate Sales

Perhaps it's the fact that most of us are independent contractors. Or maybe because our compensation only comes at the end of a long and winding escrow road. Either way, real estate practice can be stressful. When stress comes calling, reduced productivity, burnout, and disappointment may soon follow. For newbies especially, unchecked stress can lead to a quick exit from the field. Let's look at some practical ways to manage stress.
Get a schedule and stick to it-- Arrive at the same time (early morning, more on that later), start prospecting at the same … (4 comments)

doug rogers: Pineville La Real Estate Market Report- July 2014 - 07/14/14 05:02 AM
Pineville La Real Estate Market Report- July 2014

Searching for a home in Pineville Louisiana? Or perhaps it is time to sell your local home. Either way, invest a few minutes and take a look at how the market is performing. Click the Alexandria La link to see what that market is doing.
Homes Currently For Sale In Pineville Louisiana
As of Mid July, there are 144 homes for sale in the 75k-289k price range. Within this total include ranch homes, Tudors, mid-century moderns, and even a few Garden District Charmers. Need a condo? There are several across a wide … (3 comments)

doug rogers: My Advice To New Agents- Guard Your Back Pocket, Nobody Else Will - 07/12/14 12:41 AM
My Advice To New Agents- Guard Your Back Pocket, Nobody Else Will

With visions of fast checks and EZ living, the new agent walks across the stage at real estate school graduation. 11 short months later our hero is too broke to pay for his license renewal fees. What happened? Let's take a look at some common ways agents are separated from their hard earned dollars.
Pointless self-promotion items-- Starting out I was the king of junk. Sport schedule magnets, calenders, pens, etc...If it was made in China I had it. Today an agent buddy and I will snap pictures … (0 comments)

doug rogers: Dear Seller, We Can't Ignore The Home Inspection - 07/08/14 11:53 PM
Dear Seller, We Can't Ignore The Home Inspection

 For most sellers, the home inspection is a stressful time. After negotiating an offer, next comes a top to bottom physical checkup of the property. What happens when defects are found? Do we have to fix everything. Here are some key considerations concerning the home inspection.
1) Undressed Defects Can Kill The Transaction-- Unless you disclosed defects in advance, the buyer made the offer assuming the home systems were in working order. Put yourself in the buyer's shoes. Would you pay top dollar for a home with a defective roof?
2) We Can … (18 comments)

doug rogers: Home Warranties Don't Replace Professional Home Inspections - 07/08/14 05:10 AM
Home Warranties Don't Replace Professional Home Inspections

Getting ready to purchase a home in Alexandria La? If so, take a minute and learn more about a common home buying misconception.
Buyer Misconception-- We are getting a home warranty, so why waste money on a real inspection?  At first glance this passes the smell test. But here are some reasons why that milk may be spoiled.
Most Warranty Plans Are limited in scope-- Got a cracked slab repair estimate for 30,000 dollars? No worries, we have a home warranty! Wait a minute, most plans exclude the foundation. Need a roof repair? Better check … (3 comments)

doug rogers: Babies Cry, Puppies Pee, And Your Low-ball Offer Was Rejected - 07/06/14 10:27 PM
Babies Cry, Puppies Pee, And Your Low-ball Offer Was Rejected

"Come on Chloe, you take the blame for this one. You are sick, they can't get mad at you".
 Last week I paid 168 dollars to have the carpets cleaned. Was this a planned cleaning? Nope, just a cost associated with having cute puppies. My dogs use the bathroom, most of the time outside. Last Wednesday was not one of those days...
Did I get upset? Well, it's hard to be mad at something that is licking your face and his happy when you get home. Random carpet cleanings are simply … (4 comments)

doug rogers: Buying A Home in Alexandria Louisiana- Key Professionals - 07/05/14 11:24 PM
Buying A Home in Alexandria Louisiana- Key Professionals

Getting ready to purchase your first home in Alexandria Louisiana? Or perhaps you are getting ready to sell your place, but the last time you were in the market Nixon was President. Either way, let's take a minute an learn more about the professionals who will help get you to the closing table.
The Selling Agent-- The name is misleading, but the "selling agent" is the agent who represents the buyer. This licensed agent has a fiduciary responsibility to the buyer he or she represents. The costs of such representation is normally … (2 comments)

doug rogers: Another Pineville Louisiana Home SOLD- 1617 College Drive - 07/05/14 10:54 PM
Another Pineville Louisiana Home SOLD- 1617 College Drive
Homes for sale in Pineville Louisiana continue to find new owners quickly in mid-2014.  Let's take one final look at this three bedroom home near Louisiana College. Bayou Properties Realty would like to congratulate the new owners on their purchase.
 
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doug rogers: Alexandria La Real Estate Advice- Your Home Is Not SOLD Until Closing - 07/02/14 06:24 AM
Alexandria La Real Estate Advice- Your Home Is Not SOLD Until Closing

Hearty handshakes, hugs, even a few kisses, all because of a signed purchase agreement. But before the party gets out of control, let's understand why these displays of affection may be premature.
Fact--Deals can and do fall out of escrow. All the time. Ever seen the sun shine during the rain? That happens when a deal fails to close.
Fact-- There can be major issues with the home inspection. Every repaired a cracked slab? Replaced a roof on whim? I have never seen an inspection come back 100% … (0 comments)

doug rogers: Another Pineville La Home PENDING- 1009 Wells Road - 07/02/14 04:42 AM
Another Pineville La Home PENDING- 1009 Wells Road
 Searching for a new home in Pineville Louisiana? Need a large home with multiple living areas? Sorry, but 1009 Wells Road is already on the way to the closing table! Need your Alexandria La or Pineville La home SOLD FAST? Call Bayou Properties Realty (318) 613-1994 today!
 
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doug rogers: Another Pending Pineville La Home-- 33 Baywood - 07/01/14 10:36 PM
Another Pending Pineville La Home-- 33 Baywood
After a brisk 22 days on market, this quality Pineville Louisiana home has an accepted offer! Inventory is in demand right now so homes like this fetch a premium. Though we cannot disclose the sales price until closing, one look at the smile on the seller's face is all you need to know.
Thinking of selling your home? Call Bayou Properties Realty (318) 613-1994 today!
 
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doug rogers: Famous Last Words In The Real Estate Industry - 07/01/14 06:37 AM
Famous Last Words In The Real Estate Industry

There I was, less than a month from a paycheck (a micro-second in real estate world), and then they dropped the bomb on me. Let's take a moment and examine some of the lines that keep an agent up all night...
1) Did I tell you my sister has her real estate license-- This generally appears after a dozen showings, and just prior to writing an offer. A wise agent asks up front. Sometimes they still pop up...
2) He's not a professional home inspector, but he knows a lot abouthouses-- You can … (2 comments)

doug rogers: Homes For Sale Near Pineville La- 234 Elaine Road - 07/01/14 12:24 AM
Homes For Sale Near Pineville La- 234 Elaine Road

Searching for a home near Pineville La? Need a nice home on a budget? Let's take a look at what 234 Elaine Road has to offer...
Why 234 Elaine Road
Three large bedrooms with ample closet space Updated flooring including ceramic tile in the living, dining, and bathrooms. Second living area would make a great den, man/cave, or home school room Large utility room with plenty of space for full size washer and dryer combos Fresh interior paint and updated fixtures Great landscaping and large backyard
234 Elaine Road By … (3 comments)

doug rogers: Buying A Home in Alexandria Louisiana- The Final Walk Through - 06/28/14 11:59 PM
Buying A Home in Alexandria Louisiana- The Final Walk Through

Getting ready to buy a home in Alexandria La? If so, take a little time to discover more about the home buying process. Today, we will learn more about a step near the end, the final walk through.
Final Walk Through Defined
 Simply put, this is when the buyer takes one last tour of the home prior to closing. Though the walk through can be within five days of closing, common practice dictates something closer to the end.
What Should Happen
All buyers on the contract should attend. Check to … (1 comments)

doug rogers: When Things In Real Estate World Don't Go Your Way - 06/26/14 01:56 AM
When Things In Real Estate World Don't Go Your Way

 Newsflash for people who have had a real estate license for less than 30 minutes. There are good days in real estate, and bad days in real estate. Will you let this event steal your mojo, or like a bad fart will the odor dissipate quickly? The key is how you respond to the situation.
Be realistic-- If this gig were easy, anyone and everyone would do it. Back in 2005 they did...Most of those guys are back at Starbucks. Understand that bumps are part of the business. Have … (5 comments)

doug rogers: 3 Bedroom Home In Pineville La- 1901 Susek Drive - 06/26/14 12:59 AM
3 Bedroom Home In Pineville La- 1901 Susek Drive
Need a home in Pineville La with a little extra space? How about multiple living areas without breaking the budget? For only 174,500 dollars 1901 Susek Drive should command your attention. Let's take a minute to learn more about this large Pineville home.

Why 1901 Susek Drive
Three full size bedrooms with spacious closets 2 bathrooms Multiple living areas. Great location near Louisiana College, CLECO, and Pineville Junior High School Large corner lot Great value per square foot
Why Pineville Louisiana
Strong local economy. Major employers include Proctor & Gamble, CLECO, Louisiana … (2 comments)

doug rogers: Homes For Sale in Alexandria La- 150k-175k - 06/23/14 12:35 AM
Homes For Sale in Alexandria La- 150k-175k

Searching for a home in Alexandria, Louisiana? Let's take a minute and learn more about what local buyers can expect in the 150k-175k price range.
Attributes of Alexandria La homes in the 150k-175k price range
Three bedrooms, perhaps four in some cases two full size bathrooms There are homes in subdivisions, properties with 3-5 acres, condos, and even a few Alexandria La Garden District charmers. Move in ready properties. Need more square footage? There are some larger homes that could use a little sweat equity. Great financing options! Rural Development, FHA, VA, and conventional loans … (1 comments)

doug rogers: Home Seller Responsibilities During The Listing - 06/22/14 12:01 AM
Home Seller Responsibilities During The Listing

Even in a strong sellers market, getting a home sold can be a challenge. Much like any endeavor, the transaction is a team effort. Let's explore some concrete steps sellers can make to help with the transaction.
1) Price Right From The Start-- What's the best time to sell a home? When it first hits the market. Extended days on market normally mean fewer bucks at the closing table. Price based on what has sold, not by what is for sale.
2) Keep The House In Top Shape Inside and Out-- The lawn should be … (2 comments)

 
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