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I just rode by a home in my neighborhood that is for sale.  I noticed the agent was having an open house today.  I was wondering, how is the traffic on a weekday?  Did you advertise or just see how it goes?  I would greatly appreciate any advice from other agents who have done this.
I read a lot of articles recently on giving value for your money.  I recently listed a home in Eden Isles that shows value thru and thru.  This is a large home that was redone after the hurricane.  We priced it to sell.  This house is the least expensive per square foor by far in the area.  To ma...
I recently listed a house for sale in the Eden Isles subdivision of Slidell.  This is an above average income area with most homes on a navigable watrway.  This waterway leads to Lake Pontchartrain.  Any of you familiar with hurricane Katrina know this name very well.  Tjis is the lake that broke...
What do you do when the phones are quiet and it's hot as can be?  Well in South Louisiana you go Blue water fishing.  Take a look at this sailfish that was tagged and released about 100 miles off the L:Louisiana coast.  This area is known as the green canyon and always holds cobalt blue water.  T...
Just listed.  Value for your money. Oriced to sell, best price in Eden Isles.  Split level floor plan.  Spacious master above garage with a balcony and view of the 7th green of Oak Harbor Golf Course.  This home is located in a cul-de-sac with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  Large den and kitchen also...
Frank Rubi and I will be hosting an open house today in Wallace Louisiana.  Come and see this neighborhood, Sugar Lane Estates.  Over 750 new home-sites with restrictions.  This neighborhood is located across the river from Lutcher Louisiana.  Easily accessible by crossing the river, using the Ve...
OK guys I am back fresh after a few days vacation.  Ready more than ever to corner Southeast Louisiana real estate market.  To use a broker friend of mine favorite quote "work hard play hard".  I have to admit, he is more right than wrong in my opinion.  I actually think this was a good time to g...
I always try to take the time to glance at the new listings in my area.  Three days in a row I found listings from the top producer in the Slidell area.  She had the commission rates at 2.25%.  In my opinion she is creating a precedent down the road.  We will have to deal with this forever if age...
I had written quite a while ago about returning phone calls.  A house we just closed on had a listing agent you could never get hold of on the phone.  I had the appraiser calling me, the mortgage company, everyone.  They all told me the other guy didn't return phone calls.  I just ask that you ha...
Here I sit at my brokers tour but guess what?  There aren't any brokers, ants or anything.  I brought food and drinks and faxed everybody I could think of.  I figured at least the ants might show up.  So what do you do with time on your hands?  You talk to anyone you can think of or need to speak...

John Walters

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