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Luke Jones

Associate Broker

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A good agent will save you thousands of dollars

8/26/2010
I have many clients that had a bad experience with a real estate agent. These agents usually have a few things in common such as; work part-time, low production, new in the business or poor communication skills.  It is because of these reasons they don't have the experience or knowledge to assist you with your home purchase.  I have over 15-years of full-time service with RE/MAX - the #1 real estate company in the world.  I help buyers in the New Orleans area acquire the best home for their money with great terms-of-purchase. I also recommend a quality mortgage loan officer, top insurance agent, and reputable home inspector to assist you with the other aspects of the transaction. Buying a home is probably the greatest investment you'll ever make. Don't leave it to chance - call on a real pro! Click here to get the Top 10 reasons working with a good agent is a wise move!  http://www.lukejones.info/remaxla/modules/agent/agent.asp?p=buying

Sell your house in 11 days or 316 - It's up to you

8/24/2010

All sellers want the highest price in the shortest time possible.  I explain that price and time work hand-in-hand.  The better the price the quicker the sale. I put a listing under contract in only 11 days this week.  We placed it a little below what other houses were selling for (market value) and got an offer with the first showing. The home had some appealing updates and amenities to compel the buyer. In addition to that, I received an offer on another listing of mine after 316 days.  We took in to considertaion the location, floor plan, neighborhood statistics, and condition when setting the price. However, limited adjustments were made in repositioning the listing in the market place and it took a long time to sell.  When the house is listed it goes "LIVE" within 24 hours to all buyers and agents searching for homes in that area. The property is "OPEN" 24-7 with my web-driven marketing. It's up to me to get the house noticed, and it's up to the seller to get it priced right so it will sell. If it's not getting shown and or no offers made - it is priced too high.

Friends, don't let friends get foreclosed on

8/20/2010
Short sales are becoming more popular as homeowners are hearing of this viable alternative to foreclosure.  However, they are very similar in ways of how they make a homeowner feel - embarrassed, worried, and sometimes fearful.  I have worked with home sellers in the New Orleans area get out from underneath the harassment of the bank and burden of the debt. They confide in me because they trust me. They know I can help them, because of my strong work ethic, attention to detail, and frequent communication - all of which are necessary in negotiating a successful short sale with the bank.  A short sale is simply the bank agreeing to take less (of a payoff) than what is owed against the home.  Learn more about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_sale_(real_estate

Learn how to turn a good home into great

8/19/2010
What do you do when you want a home in a certain neighborhood that offers just the right floor plan for you or your family and has some nice amenities but, it's like walking in to a time warp? You don't like the wall paper, paneling, outdated flooring, fixtures or appliances. You've seen homes like this I'm sure. Well, I have a solution and it's an FHA 203K Rehab Program. You don't need a large down payment or cash in the bank to get a loan for the improvments. You can finance the purchase price and repairs all-in-one. Get the basics click here: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/203k/203kslrp.cfm
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