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By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 59
 A seller remaining at home during a showing is about as welcome as a great white shark at the local beach. Both have the potential to end terribly and neither end in a contract.  This week I showed two homes where the owner remained. In the first case the owner was recovering from surgery. Even...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 50
 With a foreclosure specialist on staff, my company gets daily calls from would-be buyers. Thanks to our internet advertising, many of these prospects will call from the front yard wanting to get inside. Let's examine why I can't give you the lock box code over the phone... 1) You may not really...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 9
Buyers will often call "the name on the sign" in the hopes of securing a better deal. After all, who knows more inside information about a home than the listing agent? In theory the logic is sound, but let's take a moment to see how this logic falters in practice... 1) The Listing agent represen...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
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Mobile Homes For Sale in Alexandria Louisiana--  With a lower cost per square foot than traditional properties, mobile homes are an option for buyers seeking the lowest possible entry price. Let's take a look at what mobile homes in Alexandria Louisiana are selling for. Active Listings There are ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 16
 When I started in the business I would often toss around the pros and cons of listings verses buyers. Listings got your name out to the community and put those shiny new signs to work. Buyers on the other hand were a direct path to a check. All you had to do was find the right house and head to...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 1
Garden District Home For Sale Alexandria La, Price Reduced--  Searching for old world charm, but not ready to sacrifice modern living? 1739 Thornton Court features just the right blend of historic charm and modern updates. Most rooms features stunning hardwood flooring and original fixtures. Imag...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 4
These are not fun closings. What should be a joyous time turns sour with an unhappy buyer signing papers on their new home. Let's examine what can cause a buyer to dislike their new home before unpacking the first box. 1) Buying the right house in the wrong area-- He REALLY wants to live in the ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 7
 While this notion may seem counter-intuitive, let's take a look at how a lower starting price may end up MAKING you money at closing... 1) More buyer interest-- It's all about value these days. And that slightly lower price will appeal to a larger range of buyers. And buyers bring their agents ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 2
 Do you have a buyer for my house, was the first thing the seller asked. Even before I could take my coat off (much less sign the listing agreement) the sellers wanted to know if I had a buyer for their home. Who could blame them? After all, our job is to bring buyers and sellers together. But r...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 1
 This is the actual view from our condo rental in Destin, Florida. In just under two months the family will see this view in person. Seven days with the tribe will go a long way to charging the real estate battery.  But oh how prices have risen! The past few years I have been spoiled by "recessi...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 8
 What's the quickest way to turn the American Dream into a nightmare? Buy more house than your CURRENT budget affords. Think a high car note for five years is tough? Try a mortgage payment you can't afford for the next 360 months.  Working with first-time buyers  I hear this logic often. Sure we...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 5
 One crawfish is pointless, a 100 crawfish make a bountiful feast! Thanks to their teamwork and tender white flesh, a group of crawfish can put a smile on any Cajun's face.  Agents can learn a valuable lesson from from these delicious mud bugs. We need to stick together during difficult times.  ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 38
"I can't believe she sold our house in less than a week", exclaimed my out of state friend. This house selling is easy! My hubby is on his way home now with the wine. After a quick congratulations she was off the phone. All the way in Louisiana I could hear her family celebrate...  "I thought ou...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 0
3 Bedroom foreclosure in Alexandria Louisiana 71303--  Searching for foreclosures in Alexandria, Louisiana? 1819 Shannon street needs to be on your must see list. This 3 bedroom home would make a great investment property. 1819 Shannon features an open floor plan with plenty of built in storage. ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 3
 Buying a home can be stressful for even the most seasoned investor. But for owner occupants (especially first timers) the process can be nerve wracking. A wise agent understands to pay attention to the following tell tale indicators: 1) The sudden appearance of mystery relatives--You have never...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 9
 We all hear tales of doom and gloom from the national media. If you believe the bleach blonde or aging pretty boy behind the news desk, housing is about to fall off the cliff. Buying a home would seem to be more risky than cooking meth in your crock pot. The truth is all housing is local. What ...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 0
 Located in the heart of Louisiana, Alexandria continues to benefit from its geographic location and healthy employment base. Combine this with low interest rates and you have a healthy housing market. Homes Currently For Sale In Alexandria In the popular 75k-250k range we have 154 active single...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 55
 These days every penny counts. As the father of four daughters I certainly understand the need to save a buck. Owners who try to sell without representation have my support. If it works out, then good for you.  But what if the home lingers? How does an owner decide enough is enough, I'm calling...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 4
 Here it goes, one more milestone blog post clogging the system...But I must say I am proud of those 300,000 points. True they are not dollars, but some of them LEAD to dollars. Other posts helped advertise my listings, and some where in pure fun.  But most of all the 300,000 points have introdu...

By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
(Bayou Properties)
Comments 4
 Paying for two households at once is not fun. Between two mortgages, taxes, insurance, lawn maintenance, and utilities it is only natural for cash-strapped sellers to try and cut expenses. Let's take a moment and explore why turning off the utilities is not a good place to cut. 1) Without light...

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