mandeville and covington homes for sale: Blue water fishing - 08/14/07 07:35 AM
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.  Their are several oil platforms located in the area.  These rigs form perfect reefs for fishing.  Their were blue marlin hitting the bait fish all day.  Any of you guys in the area visiting please consider booking a charter trip.  You will love it. … (5 comments)

mandeville and covington homes for sale: Whats the secret - 07/02/07 12:08 PM
I wish I knew.  I was speaking to my colleague and we were wondering why I had more comments on my blog than he did.  I know it isn't my writing ability.  I graduated from college but English was rather weak subject of mine.  We finally decided that short to the point and simple terms were probably more effective that a big drawn out scenario.  That is exactly how I like to do my real estate transactions.  The simpler the better for everyone especially me. … (0 comments)

mandeville and covington homes for sale: Pearl River Four Plex - 07/02/07 01:30 AM

mandeville and covington homes for sale: fax versus scanner - 07/01/07 02:25 PM
I have been preaching about everyone buying a fax machine.  Well I must eat some crow.  Buy a scanner instead.  The document will not shrink every time you send it.  It will still be a legal document thirty scans later unlike a fax.  I hate to admit it but this is the real way to go.  I invite your reply. … (10 comments)

mandeville and covington homes for sale: Remaining Positive - 07/01/07 12:33 AM
The real estate company I am an agent with decided to have a meeting Saturday.  The broker brought with her a recent article from our local newspaper.  The headlines showed how real estate sales were in the tank.  Well upon further reading into the statistics the truth could be had.  True there were more houses for sale, but guess what, the houses sold at current pace would more than double last years.  Furthermore the sales price are trending up not down.  I guess it's the old glass half empty, glass half full scenario.  Bottom line is keeping a good can do … (6 comments)

mandeville and covington homes for sale: Finding the right agent - 06/30/07 12:20 AM
As I ride around my home town of Slidell I am still amazed at the number of for sale signs I see.  When I go to the listing agents website half the time there are zero pictures or references about the house I am looking for.  You work hard enough to get a listing and you just ignore one of the easiest marketing tools available.  Which brings me to my, it the houses just selling themselves or the agents.  I think most agents need to take a step back and re-evaluate how they are trying to sell properties.

mandeville and covington homes for sale: Fax Machines - 06/29/07 02:34 PM
I read a blog on fax machines a while back.  I submitted an contract to the listing agent who actually lives about 5 miles away from my house.  The house is in Covington Louisiana and his office is in Mandeville Louisiana.  Both of us live in Slidell Louisiana.  Because he doesn't have a fax machine at his house he had to drive to the Mandeville office about 35 miles away.  He told me I would get the contract by nine o'clock today.  I called him and of course got the voice mail.  So I called his office and he called right … (7 comments)

mandeville and covington homes for sale: Seller Closing costs - 06/26/07 06:49 AM
I would like some info from you more experienced agents and brokers around the country.  I recently lost a buyer because the selling agent insisted that the seller pay no more than 200 in closing costs at the closing.  She said this was very common.  I have never seen this before.  It definitely helped kill the deal.  This house was in Covington Louisiana.  She said she had two sellers get charged high rates at closing.  Please tell me your experiences. … (9 comments)

mandeville and covington homes for sale: New versus almost new - 06/25/07 01:26 AM
My clients recently put in an offer on an 7 year old property.  I thought they made a pretty good offer.  The owner didn't want to come down to their price.  I spoke to the listing agent and I think it was her more than the owner.  She had priced this property based on the market comps.  I also told her the house was not in excellent shape as she described on the listing.  I also told her there were 34 properties in the clients price range in the this particular area.  She seemed unfazed.  I believe it was her ego … (5 comments)

John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate)

John Walters

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Slidell, LA

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