Monthly Archives: April 2010

808 Broadmoor, Lafayette, LA – Remodeled 4 Bedroom Home Ready for You!

Just listed is a remodeled 4 bedroom/2 bath home at 808 Broadmoor in Lafayette, LA that is ready for its new owner! If you have been looking in the broadmoor school district, this one is worth a look!

808 Broadmoor, Lafayette, LA 70503

808 Broadmoor, Lafayette, LA 70503 - Kitchen

808 Broadmoor, Lafayette, LA 70503 - Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the features of this wonderful home:

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 full baths
  • 2136 square feet living area
  • Bamboo floors in kitchen, breakfast area, and living
  • New island and granite tile counter tops in kitchen
  • New range/oven
  • Large formal dining with cherry wood floors
  • New light fixtures throughout the house
  • New shower in master bath

808 Broadmoor, Lafayette, LA 70503 - Back yard

Also, the back yard is a wonderful oasis with mature trees, a wooden deck, and a large patio for those family BBQs.

Click here For more details about 808 Broadmoor Blvd

Call or email me today if you have any questions about this home or any other home in the Lafayette, LA area. I would love to help you find that special place you’ll be able to call home.

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For Sale By Owner Tips for a Successful Transaction: Find a Good Realtor!

FSBO Tip #1: Establish a relationship with a good RealtorFor Sale By Owner Sign

I know you do not want to list your home and you want to save the commission but you should still establish a relationship with a Realtor for several reasons:

  • A Realtor can help you establish a fair market price for your home based on comparable sales in your area.
  • A Realtor can help you prepare your home for a sale and give you some staging and marketing tips based on what is going on in your area.
  • A Realtor can tell you which forms you will need to use throughout the process (Property Disclosure Documents, contract, etc.).
  • A Realtor can possibly even help you with the paperwork and the transaction once you find a buyer (for a pre-determined fee) so that you have a successful sale.

The first mistake For Sale By Owners make is to think that once they find a buyer, their work is done when in actuality, that’s when the work starts. According to the National Association of Realtors, 2 out of 3 transactions do not close when there are no Realtor involved. Don’t take that chance. When you interview Realtors, ask them if they can unbundle their fees and possibly help you close the sale once you have a buyer for your home.

Why would a Realtor help you if you’re not listing your home, you ask?

Our business is all about relationships and referrals. You may be buying another home or know someone else on the market to buy or sell a home. Besides, only 15 to 20% of For Sale By Owners are successful in selling their homes themselves so there is a great possibility that you will eventually list your home with a Realtor.

Having a Realtor on your side also means that if you can’t sell your home on your own, you will know where to turn right away to take the burden off of your hands.

For Sale By Owner Sign

 

Tip #2: Offer to compensate if a Realtor brings you a buyer

Yes, you want to save the commission but you also want to sell your home, right? If you have a sign in your yard, Realtors will call you to either list your home or get information about your home if they think they might have a buyer for it. Don’t push them away; they may be able to help you sell your home.

If you’ve established a relationship with a Realtor (see tip #1) and another agent call, simply say: “I have a Realtor that will list my home if I am unable to sell it on my own, however, if you bring me a buyer, I will compensate you __% or $________” (for a fixed dollar amount).

When we work with buyers, we try to find them the best house for them and sometimes that home happens to be a FSBO (many of my buyers have bought FSBO in the past and still used me as their agent in the transaction). Be nice and polite to Realtors when they call. Who knows where your buyer will be coming from?

More tips to come…

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This Month in Real Estate, April 2010: Average Home Size Down in the U.S.

This month in Real Estate for April 2010 gives us a great overview of the average home size in the U.S. It appears that after growing since the 1950s, the size of the average home is now down to a little over 2000 square feet. Enjoy!

 

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Parade of Homes Now on until Sunday, April 18th in Lafayette, LA

The Acadian Home Builders Association Parade of Homes started this weekend in Lafayette and Acadiana. The Parade of Homes is an excellent opportunity for the public to see the latest in home trends, design, and products.

This year’s Parade of Homes features 35 newly contructed homes in 19 Acadiana subdivisions built by 26 local home builders.

Parade TimesParade of Homes, Lafayette, LA, April 2010

Sunday, April 11: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 14: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Homes in the Parade for 2010

Brock Pointe

211 Ennis (Manuel Builders)

Brookshire Gardens

115 Brookshire Gardens (L.R. Mitchell Construction & Dev.)

118 English Gardens (Heritage Home Builders)

Cedar Hills

227 Cedar Grove (West Construction)

Copper Meadows105 Fox Creek, Copper Meadows, Youngsville, LA

105 Fox Creek (Kojis Construction) See picture on the right

107 Spring View (Youngsville Contractors)

113 Spring View (Platinum Homes)

503 Green Springs (Youngsville Contractors)

Country Lakes

104 Picket (Melvin Moreau Construction

308 Lake Front (Melvin Moreau Construction)

E’loi Plantation

100 Belle Helene (R.A.H. Homes)

Farrel Place

136 Milan (Louisiana Classics)

165 Milan (Quinto Construction)

170 Milan (DiMark Homes)

Green Leaf

109 Pecan Leaf (Rajun Cajun Construction)119 Old Heritage Ln, Carencro, LA

Heritage Oaks North

119 Old Heritage (Reed Properties of Acadiana) See picture on the right

Huval Holiday

100 Alma (Mar-Key Builders)

101 Marquee (Mar-Key Builders)

107 Marquee (Ricky Tucker Custom Homes)

815 Flambant (Mar-Key Builders)

Lafitte’s Landing

209 Lafitte’s Landing (Daigle Homes)

Millcreek Cove

101 Mossbrook (Privat General Contractors)

Shadowbrook

103 Masonry (Privat General Contractors)

105 Masonry (Privat General Contractors)

Stonehaven on the River

105 Balmoral (A. Reaux Restidential)

Sugarland Estates

217 Oakhill (M & K Gibson Construction)106 Timberland Ridge, Lafayette, LA

The Bluffs

106 Timberland Ridge (Jay Castille Construction) See picture on the right

Walker’s Lake

104 Gatesmere (Jeff Wood Construction)

106 Gatesmere (Mar-Key Builders)

110 Notting Hill (Greatwood Homes) **Parade Tickets Here**

114 Queensberry (Mike Thompson Homes)

117 Queensberry (Anderson Home Builders)

Waterford Ridge

428 Hillbrooke (Manuel Builders)

Westfield

105 Regal Oaks (Francez Builders)

109 Regal Oaks (Francez Builders)

Monthly Archives: April 2010

808 Broadmoor, Lafayette, LA – Remodeled 4 Bedroom Home Ready for You!

Just listed is a remodeled 4 bedroom/2 bath home at 808 Broadmoor in Lafayette, LA that is ready for its new owner! If you have been looking in the broadmoor school district, this one is worth a look!

808 Broadmoor, Lafayette, LA 70503

808 Broadmoor, Lafayette, LA 70503 - Kitchen

808 Broadmoor, Lafayette, LA 70503 - Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the features of this wonderful home:

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 full baths
  • 2136 square feet living area
  • Bamboo floors in kitchen, breakfast area, and living
  • New island and granite tile counter tops in kitchen
  • New range/oven
  • Large formal dining with cherry wood floors
  • New light fixtures throughout the house
  • New shower in master bath

808 Broadmoor, Lafayette, LA 70503 - Back yard

Also, the back yard is a wonderful oasis with mature trees, a wooden deck, and a large patio for those family BBQs.

Click here For more details about 808 Broadmoor Blvd

Call or email me today if you have any questions about this home or any other home in the Lafayette, LA area. I would love to help you find that special place you’ll be able to call home.

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For Sale By Owner Tips for a Successful Transaction: Find a Good Realtor!

FSBO Tip #1: Establish a relationship with a good RealtorFor Sale By Owner Sign

I know you do not want to list your home and you want to save the commission but you should still establish a relationship with a Realtor for several reasons:

  • A Realtor can help you establish a fair market price for your home based on comparable sales in your area.
  • A Realtor can help you prepare your home for a sale and give you some staging and marketing tips based on what is going on in your area.
  • A Realtor can tell you which forms you will need to use throughout the process (Property Disclosure Documents, contract, etc.).
  • A Realtor can possibly even help you with the paperwork and the transaction once you find a buyer (for a pre-determined fee) so that you have a successful sale.

The first mistake For Sale By Owners make is to think that once they find a buyer, their work is done when in actuality, that’s when the work starts. According to the National Association of Realtors, 2 out of 3 transactions do not close when there are no Realtor involved. Don’t take that chance. When you interview Realtors, ask them if they can unbundle their fees and possibly help you close the sale once you have a buyer for your home.

Why would a Realtor help you if you’re not listing your home, you ask?

Our business is all about relationships and referrals. You may be buying another home or know someone else on the market to buy or sell a home. Besides, only 15 to 20% of For Sale By Owners are successful in selling their homes themselves so there is a great possibility that you will eventually list your home with a Realtor.

Having a Realtor on your side also means that if you can’t sell your home on your own, you will know where to turn right away to take the burden off of your hands.

For Sale By Owner Sign

 

Tip #2: Offer to compensate if a Realtor brings you a buyer

Yes, you want to save the commission but you also want to sell your home, right? If you have a sign in your yard, Realtors will call you to either list your home or get information about your home if they think they might have a buyer for it. Don’t push them away; they may be able to help you sell your home.

If you’ve established a relationship with a Realtor (see tip #1) and another agent call, simply say: “I have a Realtor that will list my home if I am unable to sell it on my own, however, if you bring me a buyer, I will compensate you __% or $________” (for a fixed dollar amount).

When we work with buyers, we try to find them the best house for them and sometimes that home happens to be a FSBO (many of my buyers have bought FSBO in the past and still used me as their agent in the transaction). Be nice and polite to Realtors when they call. Who knows where your buyer will be coming from?

More tips to come…

logo LaRealEstateDoctor.com

This Month in Real Estate, April 2010: Average Home Size Down in the U.S.

This month in Real Estate for April 2010 gives us a great overview of the average home size in the U.S. It appears that after growing since the 1950s, the size of the average home is now down to a little over 2000 square feet. Enjoy!

 

logo LaRealEstateDoctor.com

Parade of Homes Now on until Sunday, April 18th in Lafayette, LA

The Acadian Home Builders Association Parade of Homes started this weekend in Lafayette and Acadiana. The Parade of Homes is an excellent opportunity for the public to see the latest in home trends, design, and products.

This year’s Parade of Homes features 35 newly contructed homes in 19 Acadiana subdivisions built by 26 local home builders.

Parade TimesParade of Homes, Lafayette, LA, April 2010

Sunday, April 11: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 14: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Homes in the Parade for 2010

Brock Pointe

211 Ennis (Manuel Builders)

Brookshire Gardens

115 Brookshire Gardens (L.R. Mitchell Construction & Dev.)

118 English Gardens (Heritage Home Builders)

Cedar Hills

227 Cedar Grove (West Construction)

Copper Meadows105 Fox Creek, Copper Meadows, Youngsville, LA

105 Fox Creek (Kojis Construction) See picture on the right

107 Spring View (Youngsville Contractors)

113 Spring View (Platinum Homes)

503 Green Springs (Youngsville Contractors)

Country Lakes

104 Picket (Melvin Moreau Construction

308 Lake Front (Melvin Moreau Construction)

E’loi Plantation

100 Belle Helene (R.A.H. Homes)

Farrel Place

136 Milan (Louisiana Classics)

165 Milan (Quinto Construction)

170 Milan (DiMark Homes)

Green Leaf

109 Pecan Leaf (Rajun Cajun Construction)119 Old Heritage Ln, Carencro, LA

Heritage Oaks North

119 Old Heritage (Reed Properties of Acadiana) See picture on the right

Huval Holiday

100 Alma (Mar-Key Builders)

101 Marquee (Mar-Key Builders)

107 Marquee (Ricky Tucker Custom Homes)

815 Flambant (Mar-Key Builders)

Lafitte’s Landing

209 Lafitte’s Landing (Daigle Homes)

Millcreek Cove

101 Mossbrook (Privat General Contractors)

Shadowbrook

103 Masonry (Privat General Contractors)

105 Masonry (Privat General Contractors)

Stonehaven on the River

105 Balmoral (A. Reaux Restidential)

Sugarland Estates

217 Oakhill (M & K Gibson Construction)106 Timberland Ridge, Lafayette, LA

The Bluffs

106 Timberland Ridge (Jay Castille Construction) See picture on the right

Walker’s Lake

104 Gatesmere (Jeff Wood Construction)

106 Gatesmere (Mar-Key Builders)

110 Notting Hill (Greatwood Homes) **Parade Tickets Here**

114 Queensberry (Mike Thompson Homes)

117 Queensberry (Anderson Home Builders)

Waterford Ridge

428 Hillbrooke (Manuel Builders)

Westfield

105 Regal Oaks (Francez Builders)

109 Regal Oaks (Francez Builders)