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Get to know Margaret Hickman
My mission is to provide the best quality of real estate services to my clients as I would expect to receive. Whether buying or selling in central Louisiana, give me a call.
I am a full-time agent who is committed to working every day to be the best REALTOR® I can be. Accordingly, I earned the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) the Seller Representative Services (SRS), and the Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI) designations. I am a life-long learner. Fortunately, my company, Keller Williams Realty - Cenla Partners, believes in providing the best training for their agents, so most recently I earned the Certified Military Residential Specialist designation through company-arranged training in our local market. I don't believe one can ever learn everything there is to learn, so you will find me taking advantage of almost every education opportunity the company provides.
My market is central Louisiana. This includes the cities of Alexandria and Pineville as well as outlying communities both north and south in Rapides Parish (County). Grant Parish includes Colfax, Montgomery, Dry Prong, Pollock, Georgetown, Bentley and points in between. Avoyelles Parish includes Marksville, Mansura, Hessmer, Cottonport, Bunkie and other smaller communities. Allen Parish includes Oakdale, Oberlin, and Kinder as well as other communities.
So, if you live in one of these areas and need to sell, there is no reason why you can't take advantage of the resources of a national franchise (the fastest growing franchise in the world today) as well as my own personal marketing expertise. And, if relocating to work in one of these areas, rest assured my training and personality make me sensitive to your stress. I will strive to make your transition easier.
My background is in state government. I retired with 35 years of service. I love to work with people--all kinds of people, with different personalities. If I can help someone find the perfect house at the best possible price or sell a house at the best possible price, I'm happy. The money is good, but it is not my primary motivation.
I develop a good rapport with my clients. I have a good sense of humor, and we generally relate well. So, if you are looking for a REALTOR® who will put your real estate needs first, you've come to the right place. I serve Alexandria, Pineville, and all of Central Louisiana.
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I specialize in residential real estate--both buying and selling. I also sell land. I like guiding first-time home buyers through the process, sending them to lenders who have either state or parish bond money (when available), explaining why we need a pre-approval letter and how that helps us shop in the proper price range as well as entice a seller to accept our offer because he/she knows the buyer can buy. I also enjoy working with people who are moving up to a higher price range. I really enjoy showing houses, and I enjoy working with people relocating to the area. I will take the extra time needed to show them areas of interest; i.e., local shopping, restaurants, airport, DMV, hospitals, etc.
Listings can be a bit more challenging, but they are rewarding as well! A listing in a good location priced correctly will sell quickly most of the time. I personally believe it is dishonest to price a listing higher than market value. It won't sell, and then the agent is forced to go back and ask for price reductions. Should it by chance sell, it may not appraise. Then the REALTOR must go back to the seller and explain why he/she priced it above market value knowing it probably would not appraise. It is critically important that the seller understand current market conditions and other factors influencing the sale of his property as well.
Internet marketing is my "thing." I have a personalized, branded marketing plan designed to help sell property. I don't guarantee the property will sell, but I will guarantee my real estate marketing services.