toni house: Baton Rouge Real Estate: New Listing in Oak Hills Park! Owner/Agent - 03/05/09 06:35 AM

toni house: New Baton Rouge Real Estate Website! Need your opinion! - 02/17/09 07:40 AM
View the newest and latest Baton Rouge Real Estate Website!
My new website is up and running and I would love your constructive criticism!

The site was built with the help of z57 using their new 'Lead Generation' template.  I have added my own personal touches with additional pictures and information so it isn't too run of the mill and bland.
The new site allows visitors to sign up for FREE daily listing alerts, FREE Personalized Real Estate Tips, and search all Baton Rouge Homes for Sale plus surrounding areas!

Please give me your constructive criticism on how I … (5 comments)

toni house: My Real Estate New Years Resolution 2009 - 01/05/09 07:39 AM
Did you make a New Year's Resolution this year?  How is it working out for you so far?

Although I have made a Personal Resolution, this year I thought it would be a great idea to make a Professional New Years Resolution. 
What better way to hold myself to it than to share my goal with all my colleagues and friends on ActiveRain? 
My Real Estate New Years Resolution for 2009 is to keep track of prospecting tools that work and those that don't.  If something doesn't work it will be eliminated or less time/money will be spent putting … (3 comments)

toni house: Have you Discovered yet? - 12/29/08 09:55 AM
I first noticed when the site continually showed up in my search results on Google for various topics.  It caught my attention how they have such powerful SEO.

Sometime last week I finally decided to visit the site and not just the results page from the search engine... I was definitely surprised!  They pride themselves on knowing 'How to Do Just About Everything' and they are correct!
Here are just a few of the wide range of topics you can find on eHow:
How to throw a New Year's Eve Party on a Budget How to open a Frozen … (14 comments)

toni house: Baton Rouge Real Estate Inviting Home in Springlake!! - 12/09/08 07:25 AM

toni house: Need help finding someone online? - 11/17/08 02:16 AM
We all know how much information is available on the internet these days but sometimes it's hard to find. allows you to search for someone by name or username.  As well as searching for a company or school. 
You will find TONS of information at Peek You ranging from a persons blogs to news stories to social-networking sites.  Even their twitter feed! 
From celebrities to politicians to everyday people Peek You can help you out! 
Watch out there's an entire section dedicated to Real Estate Agents!
My favorite part of the site is Peek Google... this allows you to see who the … (11 comments)

toni house: Reasons why you shouldn't believe everything the media tells you - 11/01/08 10:54 AM
We have great news for residents in the Baton Rouge area regarding real estate news no matter what the local and national news media is telling you! We have graphed each neighborhood we have homes listed in.  The data from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors tells us we are currently selling at 2007's statistics and 2007 was a very good year!   2008 is by far the best year we've had to date! 
It always surprises me how corporate agenda can manipulate data to "sell papers" since we all know - bad news sells!    When we read the headline - … (4 comments)

toni house: Open Houses this Weekend in Prairieville, LA! - 10/10/08 06:29 AM
Come view my two beautiful new listings in Prairieville this Sunday, October 12 from 2 to 5 o'clock!
38035-14A Post Office Rd

Feel like you are on vacation while living at home in this peaceful lakefront floor unit in Airlington Plantation.  This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo features quality handcrafted finishes and is centrally located for perfect access to New Orleans or Baton Rouge.  All electric for low utilities and new refrigerator is to remain!  Near I-10 and Airline Hwy.  Perfect for your home or investment property.  $162,000 
37246 Prairie Drive


toni house: A Positive Outlook: Ways to Make and Save Money - 10/09/08 04:41 AM
Negativity is constantly circling us these days with talk of the economy.  But why not get people engaged, think positively, and do something instead of feeling hopeless??
Realtors: Remember, people will ALWAYS buy and sell houses.  There will be marriages and growing families and unfortunately there will be deaths and divorces.  You just have to work harder to be the Realtor that those people turn to!
Here are a few links that I think will help people out in these times and hopefully we will realize there is something we can do:
$$$How to Make Money$$$

"The best ways to raise cash fast"
"20 … (3 comments)

toni house: New Listing: Peaceful, Lakefront Condo in Prairieville, LA! - 10/06/08 04:12 AM

toni house: How to Effectively Blog Offline - 10/03/08 10:10 AM
Blogging Offline is something I commonly do.  In fact I write most of my blogs on Microsoft Word and copy and paste to AR or save it to post later.  Unfortunately, my format is usually disarranged when I do this.
I have found my answer!... Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer allows you to write your blog offline w/ photos, videos, maps, etc., preview what your post will look like, and then publish at a later time. 
The downside?  It will not post directly to ActiveRain.  However, it will post to other major blog services including Blogger, Wordpress, TypePad, Windows Live … (8 comments)

toni house: Impress your Sellers with An Easy to Make Video! - 10/01/08 09:36 AM
Today I found a great new site that I'll be using for my listings!

Animoto creates one of a kind videos for your pictures.  You simply upload your pictures (About 12 for a 30 second short video), Pick a song out of a wide variety of available music (from classical to jazz to indie rock to pop) or upload your own, then it customizes your video for you.
No two videos are alike! Animoto analyzes your pictures and music to create a one of a kind video!
Animoto says it's like a "movie trailer for your pictures".
As I … (9 comments)

toni house: Positive Thinking- An essential to a healthier and more successful life - 09/29/08 09:37 AM
Positive Thinking is an essential to a healthier and more enjoyable life. 
The Mayo Clinic provides the following health benefits for optimists:
Decreased Stress Greater resistance to catching the common cold A sense of well-being and improved health Reduced risk of coronary artery disease Living Longer Better coping skills during hardships Breathing easier  
One theory to explain these health benefits is that having a positive outlook enables you to cope better with stressful situations, therefore reducing the effects of stress on your body.
Sounds good, but how do you achieve the power of positive thinking?

toni house: Brand New Prairieville Listing- Beautiful 4BR/3BA Home! - 09/26/08 10:57 AM

toni house: Need Pictures for your Blog? - 09/19/08 01:01 PM
Bloggers know that an essential part of capturing a readers attention is pictures!
Pictures are a must-have for every blog.  But where should you find your pictures at?
Along with Google Images and Flickr, a great site to find pictures to use for your Blog is PicApp.
PicApp has a wide selection of Creative (i.e. Stock Photography) and Editorial (i.e. photos of news, sport and entertainment events) Photos that are free and legal to use on your blog.  Registration is not required!

Enjoy searching for the perfect picture!
Edit:  As many people have commented about this I figured … (56 comments)

toni house: Baton Rouge Weekend Events - 09/19/08 08:11 AM
Baton Rouge Weekend Events for Friday, September 19- Sunday, September 21, 2008!
LSU Museum of Art
Visit the newest exhibition "LSU Art: Past and Present" at the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center Downtown.  This exhibit will be a rotating display of past and present talents of work by LSU art professors and their students including current professors Kelli Scott Kelley, Michael Crespo, and Duncan Ferguson.  The exhibition will be "thematic and works will be chosen to reflect aesthetic concerns, often combining work of both past and present faculty members and students.   The exhibit opened yesterday Thursday, September 18, … (1 comments)

toni house: Low Interest Rates Caused by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Takeover - 09/15/08 10:55 AM
Interest rates are the lowest we've seen in 5 months, starting at around 5.5% today!
What caused this?  The takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by the Feds; the two mortgage firms will now be overseen by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  The government will only temporarily control these firms until they "are on a stronger footing".  President Bush says of the takeover, "Americans should be confident that the actions taken today will strengthen our ability to weather the housing correction and are critical to returning the economy to stronger sustained growth in the future."  Read the article "U.S. Seizes Fannie … (3 comments)

toni house: Tips for Better Communication- A Key to Success - 09/15/08 08:47 AM
What does communication have to do with success?  To start off with, poor communication causes a loss of productivity, reduced quality of life, and stress.  The way you communicate with another causes a lasting impression, good or bad.  If you communicate effectively with another person you may have found a lifelong client, friend, or colleague. 
 "Communication leads to community, that is, to understand, intimacy, and mutual valuing." - Rollo May

1.  Learn to listen! - One of the biggest reasons people do not communicate effectively is because they do not listen.  Instead of planning ahead and  thinking of something to … (4 comments)

toni house: Staying Positive in a Difficult Situation - 09/08/08 07:41 AM
First and foremost I would like to apologize for my absence due to Hurricane Gustav.
My power was returned yesterday after almost a week after Gustav hit Baton Rouge.  I am very blessed however as Baton Rouge and surrounding areas have been told it will be 2 weeks+ from now until all electricity is restored.
I do not believe much has been said about Hurricane Gustav in the media but it had a very damaging impact on Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.  I could use my blog as a soap box to complain about the 9 hours+ people waited in their cars … (5 comments)

toni house: Investing in Louisiana GO Zone - 08/29/08 03:29 AM
What is GO Zone?
The Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005 (H.R. 4440 passed by Congress on Dec. 16, 2005, and signed by President Bush on Dec. 21, 2005) establishes tax incentives and bond provisions to rebuild the local and regional economies devastated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The act is commonly referred to as the "GO Zone Act.
"While the entire state of Louisiana is part of the Hurricane Katrina Disaster Area, the provisions of the GO Zone Act apply only to a limited number of Louisiana parishes, defined as the "Core Disaster Area" and referred to as the "GO … (0 comments)

Toni House, Realtor, Baton Rouge Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty- Red Stick Partners)

Toni House

Realtor, Baton Rouge Real Estate Expert

Baton Rouge, LA

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Keller Williams Realty- Red Stick Partners

Office: (225) 768-1800

Mobile: (225) 964-6535

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