Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors Host Fundraiser to Support Pat’s Coats for Kids

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On Thursday evening, July 18, 2019, Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors hosted a fundraising event for Pat’s Coats for Kids at Painting with a Twist in Baton Rouge.  The event was sponsored by Barbee Pipes, who is a loan officer with Iberia Bank, and Roxanne Mckenzie, Title Attorney with Title Stream.

“Coldwell Banker ONE is proud to be a major sponsor of Pat’s Coats for Kids and, through our annual fundraising efforts, we have been able to help supply warm coats to thousands of children in the greater Baton Rouge area over the years,” said Coldwell Banker ONE Broker/Owner, David McKey.  “The need never goes away.”

You, too, can still support Pat’s Coats for Kids and help keep the children in our community warm this winter by making a monetary donation of any amount.

For every $20.00 donated, a new, high-quality coat will be purchased for a child in need in our area.

To donate, you may drop off or mail your check to: Coldwell Banker ONE, attn: Pat’s Coats for Kids, 5025 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.  Please make all checks out to Pat’s Coats for Kids.

Thank you for your continued support as we work together to meet the growing needs of our area’s children this winter.


Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors are your local real estate experts.  We service the entire greater Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, including Ascension Parish, Livingston Parish, East Feliciana Parish, West Feliciana Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, and West Baton Rouge Parish, Iberville Parish, Point Coupee Parish, and St. Helena Parish.
Do you own a home in the greater Baton Rouge or surrounding areas?  Are you looking to buy a home here?  Do you just want to know more information about our local real estate market?  Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors have got you covered!

Start your home search at www.ColdwellBankerOne.com 

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5025 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

16573 Airline Highway, Prairieville, LA 70769

225-925-2500

ColdwellBankerOne.com

Independently owned and operated.  Licensed in Louisiana

Local Real Estate Market Update – July, 2019

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What’s the latest on our local real estate market?  Let’s take a look!
The summary below compares the first half (January-June) of 2019, compared to the same time period in 2018:
  2018 2019 Change
Total Unit Sales 5369 5371 No Change

 

Total Dollar Sales $1,196 Million $1,252 Million Up 4.7%
Average Sale Price $ 222,738 $ 233,193 Up 4.7%
Medium Sale Price $ 197,000 $ 205,000 Up 4.1%
Average Days on the Market 62 days 74 days Up 12 days
% Sale Price/List Price 97.6% 96.9% No Change
# Active Listings (June) 5663 5836 Up 3.1%

 

Monthly Supply of Inventory 5.3 Months 5.8 Months

The report above was pulled on July 15, 2019.  This data may vary as additional sold properties are added.

Based on the information above, we are in a fairly stable market.   Unit sales remained the same and dollar volume slightly increased by 4.7%.  The average sale price continued it rise, steadily, to $233,193, as the average days on the market for residential properties increased by 12 days, to 74 days for the first half of 2019.  We also saw a slight increase in the number of homes for sale in June.  Monthly supple of inventory remained steady at just under 6 months. This means that if no new home were to be placed on the market, it would take just under 6 months for every home to sell.  The real estate industry considers a 6 to 8 month supply of inventory as healthy.

Interest rates remain low, and it is anticipated that we will see a good real estate market through the remainder of the year.  If you are looking to buy or sell real estate – now is a great time!


We are more than just your Realtors;

We are your neighbors!

Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors are your local real estate experts.  We service the entire greater Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, including Ascension Parish, Livingston Parish, East Feliciana Parish, West Feliciana Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, and West Baton Rouge Parish, Iberville Parish, Point Coupee Parish, and St. Helena Parish.

Do you own a home in the greater Baton Rouge or surrounding areas?  Are you looking to buy a home here?  Do you just want to know more information about our local real estate market?  Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors have got you covered!

Start your home search at www.ColdwellBankerOne.com

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5025 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

16573 Airline Highway, Prairieville, LA 70769

225-925-2500

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Author: David G. McKey, Coldwell Banker ONE Broker/Owner
Data Source: Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors MLS. 7/15//2019
The information above is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed.
Coldwell Banker ONE is independently owned and operated.  Licensed in Louisiana.

Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors Earn Commitment to Excellence Endorsement

The following Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors received the Commitment to Excellence endorsement from the National Association of Realtors.  The Commitment to Excellence (c2ex) program empowers Realtors to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to conducting business at the highest standards.  The endorsement goes to Realtors who have demonstrated knowledge and competency in 10 core areas of real estate practice.

 

“Earning the Commitment to Excellence endorsement is a true accomplishment and an affirmation to consumers that you stand for ethics and professionalism in your work,” says 2019 NAR President John Smaby. “Advances in technology and online user experience are making our business more and more seamless, and that’s fantastic,” Smaby says, “But with new technology can come vulnerabilities. A C2EX endorsement offers consumers the ease of mind that they have a skilled adviser, committed to conducting business at the highest standards, helping them through what may be the largest purchase or sale in their life.”


Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors are your local real estate experts.  We service the entire greater Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, including Ascension Parish, Livingston Parish, East Feliciana Parish, West Feliciana Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, and West Baton Rouge Parish, Iberville Parish, Point Coupee Parish, and St. Helena Parish.
Do you own a home in the greater Baton Rouge or surrounding areas?  Are you looking to buy a home here?  Do you just want to know more information about our local real estate market?  Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors have got you covered!

Start your home search at www.ColdwellBankerOne.com 

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5025 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

16573 Airline Highway, Prairieville, LA 70769

225-925-2500

ColdwellBankerOne.com

Independently owned and operated.  Licensed in Louisiana

 

Read more about the National Association of Realtors’ Commitment to Excellence here: https://www.nar.realtor/commitment-to-excellence

Local Real Estate Market Update – April, 2019

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With the first 1st Quarter of 2019 behind us, and spring in the air, we want to bring you the latest real estate market update.  The summary below compares the first three months of 2018, compared to the same time period in 2019:
2018 2019 Change
Total Unit Sales 2310 2202 Down 4.7%
Total $ Sales $503.8 Million $491 Million Down 2.5%
Avg. Sale Price $ 217,806 $ 222,447 Up 2.1%
Median Sale Price $ 193,950 $ 199,000 Up 2.6%
Avg. Days on Market 65 days 77 days Up 12 days
% Sale Price / List Price 97.6% 96.1% Down 1.5%
# Active Listings (March) 5164 5573 Up 7.9%
Monthly Supply of Inventory (March) 5.26 Months 6.31 Months
The above statistics compare sales of residential properties in the first three months of 2019, compared to the same time period in 2018..  The data was pulled on 4/9/19 from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors (GBRAR) MLS and only includes residential sales.

Overall, the local market saw a slight slowing of sales during the first quarter of 2019, both in units and dollars.  The average sale price continues to increase, but at a slow pace of 2.5%.  As you would expect with a slowing of the real estate market, the average days on the market and inventory available have increased but remain healthy.  It is generally hard to draw any conclusions from the first quarter reports, as this is usually the market’s slowest time of the year.

As interest rates remain low and very affordable and our unemployment remains low, it is anticipated that we will see a good real estate market through the remainder of the year.                                                                    

  

We are more than just your Realtors;

We are your neighbors!

Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors are your local real estate experts.  We service the entire greater Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, including Ascension Parish, Livingston Parish, East Feliciana Parish, West Feliciana Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, and West Baton Rouge Parish, Iberville Parish, Point Coupee Parish, and St. Helena Parish.

Do you own a home in the greater Baton Rouge or surrounding areas?  Are you looking to buy a home here?  Do you just want to know more information about our local real estate market?  Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors have got you covered!

Start your home search at www.ColdwellBankerOne.com

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5025 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

16573 Airline Highway, Prairieville, LA 70769

225-925-2500

ColdwellBankerOne.com


Author: David G. McKey, Coldwell Banker ONE Broker/Owner
Data Source: Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors MLS. 4/9/2019
The information above is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed.
Coldwell Banker ONE is independently owned and operated.  Licensed in Louisiana.

Amy Poe Receives Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) Designation

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BATON ROUGE, March, 2019 — Amy Poe, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker ONE, has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation.  This designation is an official credential of the National Association of REALTORS® and represents the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation.  Amy joins an elite group of real estate professionals around the world who have earned the ABR designation.

“Amy is a true professional Realtor,” said Coldwell Banker ONE Broker/Owner, David McKey. “She demonstrates the highest professional standards and dedication to satisfying the needs of her clients by providing them with the highest level of support available.”

Amy is a full-time, Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor who specializes in real estate in the greater Baton Rouge area.  In addition to her ABR designation, Amy is a graduate of the Coldwell Banker AMP Program, and she received her Smart Home Designation from Coldwell Banker in partnership with CEDIA, the leading trade association for 22,000 smart home manufacturers and installers.

See more about Amy and start your home search at

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Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors are your local real estate experts.  We service the entire greater Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, including Ascension Parish, Livingston Parish, East Feliciana Parish, West Feliciana Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, and West Baton Rouge Parish, Iberville Parish, Point Coupee Parish, and St. Helena Parish.
Do you own a home in the greater Baton Rouge or surrounding areas?  Are you looking to buy a home here?  Do you just want to know more information about our local real estate market?  Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors have got you covered!

Start your home search at www.ColdwellBankerOne.com 

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5025 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

16573 Airline Highway, Prairieville, LA 70769

225-925-2500

ColdwellBankerOne.com

Independently owned and operated.  Licensed in Louisiana

Lisa Busceme Earns SRES and CRS Designations

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BATON ROUGE, February, 2019 — Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor, Lisa Busceme, earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation as well as the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES) designation, both nationally recognized designations.

The CRS designation is awarded by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.  Realtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate.  By earning her CRS Designation, Lisa is now among the top 3% of real estate agents in the country.

The  SRES designation is awarded by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors®.  Lisa joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation.  All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

Working with seniors to meet their housing needs requires an expert understanding of their lifestyle and financial needs, and the SRES® designation means that a Realtor® has that understanding.  Whether they are buying, selling relocating or refinancing, seniors can be confident that a Realtor® designated SRES® will be able to help them every step of the way.

“Lisa is a true professional Realtor,” said Coldwell Banker ONE Broker/Owner, David McKey.  “She demonstrates the highest professional standards and dedication to satisfying the needs of her clients by providing them with the highest level of support and knowledge.”

Lisa is a full-time Realtor, specializing in the greater Baton Rouge area.

See more about Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor, Lisa Busceme, and search all homes for sale in our market by visiting BatonRougeHomeswithLisa.com

 

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Coldwell Banker ONE is independently owned and operated.  Licensed in Louisiana.  5025 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.  225-925-2500
For more information about the CRS, visit CRS.com.
SRES® Council, founded in 2007, is the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing senior clients in real estate transactions. There are more than 15,000 active members of the organization world-wide.  The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.  For more information, visit SRES.org.

Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor, Kristi McCain, Earns Smart Home Designation

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BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA (February, 2019) – Coldwell Banker ONE is proud to announce that Kristi McCain recently earned her Smart Home Certification.  The Smart Home Technology Education Course offered by Coldwell Banker University was developed by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC and CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology market.  The course is offered exclusively to Coldwell Banker Realtors. The curriculum provides an extensive look into the evolution of home technology, with a focus on how smart home products are changing the way we live in and interact with our homes.

This course equipped Kristi with the skills needed to advise clients interested in buying and selling smart homes or installing their first smart home products. As smart homes become increasingly sought after in the greater Baton Rouge market, Kristi recognized how essential is to educate herself to help clients make informed decisions about smart home technology.

“Kristi is committed to strengthening her expertise about the real estate industry by earning certifications and designations like this one,” says Coldwell Banker ONE Broker/Owner, David McKey.  “This, along with her commitment to customer service, allows her to provide the best service possible to her clients.”

A Coldwell Banker survey of Americans found that more than half (54 percent) of homeowners surveyed would install smart home products if they were selling their home and knew that doing so would make it sell faster. In response to this, Coldwell Banker Real Estate released an official smart home definition to educate real estate professionals, home buyers and home sellers in consort with CNET, the world’s largest and most trusted online source of consumer technology news and reviews.

Kristi is a full-time, Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor who specializes in real estate in the greater Baton Rouge area.

See more about Kristi McCain and search all homes for sale in our market at kristimccainrealtor.com!


See more about how Coldwell Banker Realtors are leading the way with their knowledge of smart home technology by clicking here.

Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors are your local real estate experts.  We service the entire greater Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, including Ascension Parish, Livingston Parish, East Feliciana Parish, West Feliciana Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, and West Baton Rouge Parish, Iberville Parish, Point Coupee Parish, and St. Helena Parish.
Do you own a home in the greater Baton Rouge or surrounding areas?  Are you looking to buy a home here?  Do you just want to know more information about our local real estate market?  Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors have got you covered!

Start your home search at www.ColdwellBankerOne.com 

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Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors are your local real estate experts.  We service the entire greater Baton Rouge and surrounding areas, including Ascension Parish, Livingston Parish, East Feliciana Parish, West Feliciana Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, and West Baton Rouge Parish, Iberville Parish, Point Coupee Parish, and St. Helena Parish.
Do you own a home in the greater Baton Rouge or surrounding areas?  Are you looking to buy a home here?  Do you just want to know more information about our local real estate market?  Coldwell Banker ONE Realtors have got you covered!

5025 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809

16573 Airline Highway, Prairieville, LA 70769

225-925-2500

ColdwellBankerOne.com

Independently owned and operated.  Licensed in Louisiana
Survey Methodology 
This survey was conducted online within the United States between October 22-26, 2015 by Harris Poll on behalf of the Coldwell Banker brand via its Quick Query omni­bus product. The survey was conducted among 4,065 adults (ages 18 and over) among whom 1,009 own at least one smart home product. For the purposes of the survey, “smart home technology/products” were defined as products or tools that aid in controlling a home’s functions such as lighting, temperature, security, safety, and entertainment, either remotely by a phone, tablet, computer or with a separate automatic system within the home itself. Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online.
All sample surveys and polls, whether or not they use probability sampling, are subject to multiple sources of error which are most often not possible to quantify or estimate, including sampling error, coverage error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response options, and post-survey weighting and adjustments. Therefore, the words “margin of error” are avoided as they are misleading. All that can be calculated are different possible sampling errors with different probabilities for pure, unweighted, random samples with 100% response rates. These are only theoretical because no published polls come close to this ideal.
Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in our surveys. The data has been weighted to reflect the composition of the adult population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in our panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.