Real Estate Leader Spotlight: Ginger Maulden

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 Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor, Ginger Maulden, serves as the 2017 Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors (GBRAR) President.  Elected by her peers, Ginger serves as the leader of the over 3,200 Realtor member association.
Ginger started her real estate career in 2000, after a twelve-year career as a teacher.  In her first year in real estate, Ginger was named “Rookie of the Year.”   Not only has she continued this success as a top producer, helping many buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals, but she has maintained a commitment to leadership within the real estate industry.
Ginger held leadership positions on the Ascension Council of Realtors, including serving as President for two years.   In addition, she volunteered her time to serve on several Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors (GBRAR) committees and is a 2013 graduate of the prestigious Louisiana REALTORS®’ LR Leadership program.  She ran for a seat on the GBRAR Board of Directors, and was elected by her peers to serve as a Board Member.  Following that term, she was elected to serve the GBRAR Realtor member association as the 2017 President.  During her presidency, Ginger sits on every committee and participates in most events to ensure that the best decisions are made.
In addition to serving in leadership positions within the real estate industry, Ginger also volunteers her time to philanthropic endeavors, including “Rebuilding Together, Baton Rouge,” where she worked with other Realtors who dedicated their time to help rehabilitate homes in the greater Baton Rouge area.  “Giving back to others and contributing to organizations such as Pat’s Coats for Kids, St. Jude, American Cancer Society, LRPAC and other individuals in need, are all things I am fortunate enough to do,” says Maulden.
“Ginger is a true asset to the real estate industry,” said Coldwell Banker ONE Broker/Owner, David McKey.  “She is consistently a top producing Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor and a strong leader within the company.  We are happy that she has offered her skills to the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors.  She is extremely organized and provides amazing service to her clients while volunteering her time to strengthen the real estate community as GBRAR President.”
The Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® (GBRAR) serves more than 3,200 REALTOR® and Affiliate members.  GBRAR is affiliated with the Louisiana Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®, and works to provide their Realtor members with the tools they need to remain successful.
Ginger is a full-time, Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor who specializes in real estate in the greater Baton Rouge area.  She and her family live in Gonzales, Louisiana.  In addition to her leadership positions, Ginger strengthened her professional expertise by earning her Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) and Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designations.

 

See more about Ginger Maulden 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!

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Scott Saporito Elected to GBRAR Board of Directors

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October, 2017, Baton Rouge, La.— Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor, Scott Saporito, was recently elected to serve on the 2018 Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors (GBRAR) Board of Directors.

Elected by his peers, Scott will serve a two-year term as a board member of the over 2,000 Relator member association.

“Scott is a true asset to the real estate industry,” said Coldwell Banker ONE Broker/Owner, David McKey.  “He has shown strong leadership qualities within Coldwell Banker ONE and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS®, and we are happy that he will be able to continue to provide those valuable qualities to our local Realtor association as a member of the Board of Directors.”

The Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® (GBRAR) serves more than 2,200 REALTOR® and Affiliate members.  GBRAR is affiliated with the Louisiana Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®, and works to provide their Realtor members with the tools they need to remain successful.

Scott is a full-time, Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor who specializes in real estate in the greater Baton Rouge area.  He and his family live in Prairieville, Louisiana.  Scott is a recent graduate of the prestigious Louisiana REALTORS®’ LR Leadership program, and he served on several Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® committees, including serving as the Chair of the Education Committee.  In addition, he has earned his Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certifications from the National Association of Realtors as well his 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 Scott Saporito and start your home search at

ScottSaporito.com


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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Local Real Estate Market Update

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Now that we are entering the fourth quarter of 2017, it’s time to evaluate the local Greater Baton Rouge real estate market this year compared to the same period (January – September) in 2016.
Overall, we are still experiencing a healthy real estate market in the Greater Baton Rouge area.  Interest rates remain low and our employment picture is bright.
January – September, 2016 January – September, 2017 Change
Total Unit Sales 7843 8608 Up 9.8%
Total $ Sales $ 1,731 Million $ 1,846 Million Up 6.6%
Avg. Sale Price $ 220,058 $ 212,995 Down 3.2%
Medium Sale Price $ 190,550 $ 186,000 Down 2.4%
Avg. Days on the Market 73 days 51 days Down 22 days
% Sale Price/List Price 97.5% 97.5% No Change
#Active Listings (September) 3302 Units 3527 Units
Monthly Supply of Inventory (September) 3.56 Months 4.12 Months
The above statistics compare the first 3 quarters of 2017 to the same time period of 2016.  The data was pulled on October 9th from the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors (GBRAR) MLS and only includes residential sales.

Overall, sales are up, inventory is slightly up, and we have a healthy local real estate market.

The chart above presents a a tough comparison, because it included August 2016, when we experienced the historical flooding in and around the Baton Rouge area.  Many closings were lost or delayed because of flood damage to much of our inventory.  However, based on the numbers above, you can see that both unit and dollar sales are up thus far this year by a moderate amount.  The average and medium sale price is still below the previous year, as homes that were flooded and not repaired were still being purchased by investors well into 2017.  The average days on the market fell by 22 days, as inventory has been turning over quickly this year.

You will also notice that more homes have been put on the market, as our active listings were up 6.8% this September vs September, 2016.  This is a great thing, as it brings our current monthly supply of inventory up to a healthier 4.12 months.   This means that if no additional home went on the market, it would take less than 5 months for all current active listings to sell.  A balanced and healthy market is one that has a 6-7 month supply of inventory. This low inventory is making it tough for buyers who want choices to consider as they search the market for a home to purchase.

The lack of inventory is not just an issue in our area, but across the country, and it is starting to affect sales in many areas.  We are seeing multiple offers and new listings going under contract in a very short period of time.  Because of this low inventory, buyers should be prepared to move quickly on a property if they find a home they like.

If you are considering selling your home, now is a great time to list your house, as the demand is great.  

 



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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Author: David G. McKey, Coldwell Banker ONE Broker/Owner
Data Source: Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors MLS. 10/09/2017
The information above is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed.
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Emily Lind Receives Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) Designation

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BATON ROUGE, October, 2017 — Emily Lind, 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.  Sandi joins an elite group of real estate professionals around the world who have earned the ABR designation.

“Emily 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.”

Emily is a full-time, Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor who specializes in real estate in the greater Baton Rouge area.  She and her family live in Prairieville, Louisiana.  In addition to her ABR designation, Emily earned her Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification from the National Association of Realtors as well 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 Emily and start your home search at

EmilyLindRealtor.com


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 Hosts Fundraiser for Pat’s Coats for Kids

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On Wednesday evening, October 4, 2017, 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 Jared Gary, who is a loan officer with Assurance Financial, and Olivia Byers, 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.  “However, the need never goes away.  Because of the recent historic flooding that devastated our community, the number of children who will need new coats to keep them warm is greater than ever.”

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.

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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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16573 Airline Highway, Prairieville, LA 70769

225-925-2500

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Angela Pitts Earns Pricing Strategy Advisor Certification

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Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor, Angela Pitts, earned the nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification.

Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor, Angela Pitts, earned the nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification.  The National Association of REALTORS® offers the PSA certification to REALTORS® who have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the numerous components that influence accurate property values.  In today’s market, more than ever before, the correct pricing strategy depends on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the pricing assignment from various perspectives.

“The market demands accurate property value assessments, so NAR is excited to provide REALTORS® with enhanced tools, education and expertise to determine the most accurate value for a home and give their clients a leg up when buying or selling,” said NAR President, Tom Salomone.

“Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA” is the required one-day course for the PSA certification that provides REALTORS® with knowledge and skills to select appropriate comparables and make accurate adjustments, guide sellers and buyers through the details of comparative market analyses and the underlying pricing principles that inform them, and interact effectively with appraisers. In addition to completing the course, participants are required to view two required webinars. Once awarded the certification, REALTORS® will be equipped to guide clients through the anxieties and misperceptions they often have about home values.  For more information about the PSA certification, visit http://www.pricingstrategyadvisor.org.

Angela is a full-time, Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor who specializes in real estate in the greater Baton Rouge area.  She and her family live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  In addition to his PSA certification, Angela also earned 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 Angela Pitts and start your home search at

AngelaPitts.com


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

Scott Saporito Completes Louisiana REALTORS®’ Leadership Program

 

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Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor and Louisiana REALTORS’ Leadership Graduate, Scott Saporito

Baton Rouge, La.— Scott Saporito, a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker ONE in Baton Rouge area has completed Louisiana REALTORS®’ LR Leadership program.  Scott is one of 23 REALTORS® to complete this year’s program, which focuses on leadership development and joins the ranks of over 250 graduates.

The state REALTOR® association’s annual leadership development program includes four sessions that focuses on: leadership development, the Louisiana legislature and advocacy, diversity, service, communication styles, goal-setting and team-building.  This program enables participants to better serve their clientele, the REALTOR® organization and their communities.

“Scott is a true asset to the real estate industry,” said Coldwell Banker ONE Broker/Owner, David McKey.  “He has shown strong leadership qualities within Coldwell Banker ONE and the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS®, and we are happy that he made the decision to complete the leadership program through LR so he can share those valuable qualities with the Louisiana REALTORS® association.”

“It is such an exciting thing to see how many bright and dynamic leaders emerge from this program every year.  These professionals are dedicated to the real estate industry, their clients, and are committed to becoming stronger leaders in their communities,” said Norman Morris, CEO.

Featured speakers for the LR Leadership program included: Harold Suire, Education, Research, and Information Services, Inc. President and Vice President of Education of Emergenetics International, Baton Rouge, La.; Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, Baton Rouge, La.; Evan Fuchs, 2017 National Association of REALTORS® Professional Development Chair; and Norman Morris, CAE, RCE, CEO, Louisiana REALTORS®, Baton Rouge, La.

The program’s graduation took place Wednesday, September 20 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, La. and was presided over by Frank Trapani, 2017 Louisiana REALTORS® President. LR Leadership is a program dedicated to broadening and enhancing the REALTOR® volunteer community and association leadership.

Louisiana REALTORS® is a professional trade association comprising more than 13,000 members.  As one of the largest trade associations in Louisiana, LR represents its membership on important real estate-related issues to the state and federal government. LR provides a multitude of unique services to its members.  Louisiana REALTORS® has been the trusted voice of real estate for 98 years.  For more information, please visit www.larealtors.org.

Scott is a full-time, Coldwell Banker ONE Realtor who specializes in real estate in the greater Baton Rouge area.  He and his family live in Prairieville, Louisiana.  Scott served on several Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® committees, including serving as the Chair of the Education Committee.  In addition, he has earned his Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certifications from the National Association of Realtors as well his 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 Scott Saporito and start your home search at

ScottSaporito.com


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