Background

New Orleans native who grew up in Gentilly, has lived in 4 other states and currently resides in Uptown New Orleans- Graduate of LSU (in music)

Previous Work Experience

Mortgage banking business, family's contracting business (payroll & sales), LA State Welfare Department (case worker), various secretarial and music part-time jobs

Real Estate Experience

  • Nearly 30 years in real estate sales, leasing, and property management- part-time and later full-time
  • Worked with many satisfied buyers, sellers, and renters in Orleans, Jefferson, & St. Bernard parishes

Professional Designations & Affiliations

  • GRI (Graduate Realtors Institute)
  • ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative)
  • New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors
  • Louisiana Assocation of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Women's Council of Realtors

My Pledge

From my market knowledge and skills, years of experience and dedication as a full-time professional in today's real estate marketplace, I pledge to my clients and customers:

  • Up-to-date market research data
  • Regular communication & follow-up
  • Taylored marketing plan for your property, as well as search plan for buyers
  • Proven negotiating skills

Along with persistence to help meet your needs & reach your real estate goals!

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A RE/MAX REALTOR®

  • A REALTOR® is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.

Code of Ethics

  • The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
  • Loyalty to clients;
  • Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
  • Cooperation with competitors;
  • Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.

Designations

  • To earn a designation, a REALTOR® a real estate agent has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry

 

Finding a good neighborhood

Anyone will tell you that buying a home in a good neighborhood is essential. But what things go into making one neighborhood more desirable than another? Aside from an intangible feeling about a place, there are a number of qualities that set some neighborhoods apart, such as:

  • Good public schools nearby.
  • Well-maintained homes and clean public areas.
  • Close proximity to good shopping.
  • Public facilities like parks and community centers.

Doing thorough neigborhood research is critical if you truly want your home to fit your needs. Here are some basic strategies:

Call City Hall

You may like an area now, but you could feel differently if a football stadium or six-lane highway will be your future neighbor. Check with local officials on the zoning of neighborhoods and the likelihood of any substantial public projects. Large projects such as major road construction are planned years in advance.

Resale Potential

Though appreciation can be an impossible thing to predict, it's good to at least try to determine a home's resale potential. Slow selling homes may just be a function of the current market, but they could also indicate problems (or perceived problems) with the neighborhood that could affect resale. Check for any information on new industries or companies moving to the area in the future that could lead to housing demand later.

Do the Footwork

Probably the most important step in researching neighborhoods is to get a first-hand look. Talk to residents, visit local schools, businesses, and parks, and get to know your way around. If you plan on using public transportation, see what options are available. Be sure to visit the neighborhood at several different times of day. Three quick ways to scope out a neighborhood:

  • Eat at local restaurants (non-chains) to get a feel for the people.
  • Attend a community meeting.
  • Read the community newspaper for at least a week.

In the end your impression of a neighborhood will largely be an emotional reaction. By researching the facts and future of a given neighborhood, you'll ensure that your hunches are well informed.