Alexandria, LA Real Estate News

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
                               The world of real estate has its own language. In an attempt to get the most for our sellers, Realtors have developed a whole list of catch phrases to make their property stand out. I hope you enjoy this glimpse of the lighter side of real estate! 1) Home needs TLC-- This is agent lingo for Torn-down, Leveled, or Combusted! 2) Seller says sell--Yikes, that was a close one! Good thing the seller did not say burn down! 3) Home is one of a kind-- After completing this house the builder returned to the circus. 4) House is adorably-cute-- In my 35 years I have seen many adorable things, not to mention a few cute     ones. Never in all my years have I seen something that was "adorably-cute" 5) All reasonable offers will be considered-- The unreasonable ones will...
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
Over the seven plus years as a Realtor in Alexandria, La I have had the chance to work for different franchises and even run my own independent brokerage firm. I gained a wealth of knowledge from these experiences. By far the best company I have had the honor of being part is Keller Williams Realty. When I closed my firm to merge with KW I found more than a new company..... I found a family of professional Realtors with a strict code of ethics and loyalty to our clients. I have never seen a company with such a great devotion to its agents and their clients. The training, education, mentorship and support are outstanding. To anyone who has never worked in an office environment that is truly like family I invite you to contact me for the details www.DavidBeckhamRealtor.com David
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
New area links were added today to www.DavidBeckhamRealtor.com to help all my clients and friends easily find useful information on our area and our local real estate market. Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions, comments or concerns.
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
I am your source for Alexandria, Pineville and Central Louisiana real estate. If you own real estate that you're thinking of selling, I would be happy to provide you with a FREE Home Evaluation. In today's competitive real estate market, timing is everything. Many good homes are sold before they are ever advertised. Beat other homebuyers to the hottest new homes for sale in Alexandria with my New Listings Notification.  Whether you are buying or selling a home, hire someone like me, who wants to earn your business. I invite you to contact me as I'd be happy to assist you with this important transaction. In addition, if you have any general questions about buying or selling real estate in Louisiana, please contact me as I'm more than willing to help.  Please browse my website for listing...
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By Margaret Hickman, REALTOR, GRI, ABR, SRS
(Keller Williams Realty - Cenla Partners )
Are you moving to the Alexandria, Louisiana, area?  Whether coming back home or moving through a job relocation, I will be happy to work with you to find a home in your price range.  If you are targeting a particular neighborhood, I will provide a list of all available homes from all area companies.  If you don't know where you want to live, I can list the particular subdivisions by price range and location for you.  I am a certified relocation specialist through several relocation companies.  Ask to be referred to me.  You'll be glad you did.  Read my mission statement on my profile page.  This is the level of service you need.
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
As we move towards summer I have to say this year is going great. I wish the same for the rest of our nations Realtors. I suspect it is our local economy keeping us in good times. I heard it's a buyers market but every area is different. Besides the random seller in panic mode that sells to low....I feel everything is stable here. We have actually experienced gains in home values. Good Luck to everyone out there.
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
I am excited 2009 is here. The projected sales volume this year for Alliance Realty Concepts is between Fifteen to Twenty million. I wish all Realtors across the country a productive and successful year.  
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By David Beckham, Your Louisiana Real Estate Connection
(Realty Executives Bayou Properties)
I can't think of any other profession I would rather be in.  As broker/owner of Alliance Realty Concepts I have realized a life long dream.
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By Margaret Hickman, REALTOR, GRI, ABR, SRS
(Keller Williams Realty - Cenla Partners )
The city of Alexandria is located in the geographic center of the state, placing it within an easy drive of any other city in the state.  It is a family-oriented city, as is its sister city, Pineville, located just across the Red River.  There are many things to do, from the zoo to the minor league baseball team, the Alexandria Aces.  There are plays at the local colleges (Louisiana College and Louisiana State University at Alexandria) as well as the Coughlin-Sanders Performing Arts Center, which hosted the second international piano competition in 2007.  Kent House gives us a look back to plantation-living days, with tours available.  Lakes include Buhlow Lake, home to the World Boat Races, and other recreational lakes for the family such as Kincaid, Cotile, and Valentine. The new Alex...
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By Margaret Hickman, REALTOR, GRI, ABR, SRS
(Keller Williams Realty - Cenla Partners )
Have any of you ever participated in a real estate auction?  After recently reading about them and then briefly covering them in one of my ABR classes, I decided to place one of my hard-to-move properties up for auction.  We did get a buyer, although at a markedly lower price than what we wanted.  The neat thing about it is that the seller retained control and decided whether to honor the bid or not.  (Of course, this was a multiple-property auction, and the listing was taken this way.  There are absolute auctions in which the seller must accept the highest bid, so caution must be exercised.)  As an added incentive, the seller did not pay the commission--the buyer did!  So, there was no risk to the seller at all, and less money up front could be accepted.  Buyers must be pre-approved an...
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