Other Awards & Recognition:
IMSD - Internet Marketing Specialist
VPA - Verified Professional Agent
Social Networx - Social Certification
Active Rain - Ambassador
As a homeowner living within Lake Charles communities over the last 30 years, I am very familiar with the Lake Charles LA area and qualified to assist sellers, investors, developers, new residents or first time home buyers with their Real Estate needs.
The most important attribute in choosing a Real Estate agent today is mastery of the Web as a marketing tool for your home or property. I have obtained by Internet Marketing Specialist Designation and implement marketing Real Estate to all the major search engines, social media channels and more with a proven strategy to drive maximum traffic and inquiry volume with my listings. By continuing to educate myself in the latest trends and cutting technology in the marketplace I am able to provide my clients with top notch service. Century 21 has recognized me with the coveted 2013 Century 21 Producer Technology Award! Rick Davidson, President and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC said "Marilyn is reaching today's consumers exactly as they prefer".
My professional background includes 16 years of comprehensive sales and marketing experience with Fortune 500 companies in Southwest Louisiana. After Hurricane Rita in 2005, my husband Craig and I moved from Lake Charles, Louisiana to Boca Raton, Florida where I obtained my Florida Real Estate License. My Real Estate career began with two years spend dedicated to the complex Real Estate market of Palm Beach County, with a concentration in luxury waterfront properties, gated communities, new construction, townhouse and condo properties. Upon my return to the Lake Charles area in 2007, I obtained by Louisiana Real Estate License and I have quickly succeeded in establishing myself as a Century 21 Multi Million Dollar Producer within Calcasieu Parish. I am a full-time licensed Realtor and attribute my success in Real Estate to experience, professionalism and commitment to service. What makes Real Estate fulfilling for me is helping families find new homes and watching them embark on establishing memories. As one of the top 100 Real Estate agents within the Century 21 South Louisiana/Texas Region, Century 21 has recognized me with Quality Assurance and Pinnacle Awards for 100% customer satisfaction and performance.
I enjoy participating in Lake Charles charitable events and giving back to the community where I live. As a result, I enjoy writing about my experiences out and sharing our beautiful city in my Lake Charles Real Estate Blog. Staying connected to the Lake Charles community and establishing a network of relationships throughout the years helps me in sharing knowledge of organizations and activities my clients may be interested in. Volunteer activities I am proud to be affiliated with are the Jr. League of Lake Charles and Rebuilding Together Calcasieu.
Residential~Sellers~Buyers~First Time Buyers~New Construction~Relocation~Senior Buyers
Licensed Feb 1992, multi-million $ club, Bd of Directors - Mem at Lge, Entertainment Committee, Notary, Water Dist 11 Bd Member, USAA Movers Advantage, Prudential Marketing Specialist, Cartus Referral Specialist, Marketing & Inventory Specialist Sensitivity to my clients needs sets me apart from my competition. I will surpass your expectations and get you in the home of your dreams.
I have been a Board-certified Realtor since 2010. I am currently busy assisting two education corporations to locate sites for the purpose of building multi million dollars, state-of -the -art charter school facilities as well as satisfying families and individuals with their personal residential needs. My background in Business Management from McNeese State University has greatly facilitated these endeavors.
My previous experiences in the banking,service and casino industries established a keen appreciation for quality interaction with the public. I have extended this knowledge into my Real Estate practice where service to my clients is paramount. My Real Estate involvement has also given me a heightened sense of familiarity with the area and people of Calcasieu Parish.
I balance my professional, civic and community involvement by being the proud mother of an active daughter, Jill, who attends Our Lady Queen Heaven Catholic School.
Originally from Houston, Texas, I moved to Los Angeles, California to attend college at UCLA. After school I moved back to Houston and then on to Lake Charles, Louisiana. I have lived in Lake Charles for the past 12 years.I began selling real estate in 1993 and was awarded the Rookie of the Year award. I specialize in residential real estate with an emphasis on higher end homes. I am dedicated to finding the perfect home for my client and tenacious in that pursuit.
Other Awards & Recognition:
Christmas in April
Children's Miracle Network
While I live in Moss Bluff and graduated from Sam Houston High School, I am extremely familiar with all of Southwest Louisiana, especially Lake Charles. I attended McNeese State University and have been married for 22 years. My wife, Sandra, and I have two teenage boys, Justin and Jarren. Before obtaining my real estate license, I owned and operated a service company. My knowledge and experience in the construction industry has been of significant benefit to my clients. I have been a licensed real estateagent since January, 2000 when I was awarded Rookie of the Year in sales volume and production of the Southwest Louisiana Association of Realtors my first year in real estate. I attained my broker's license in 2006 and am an associate broker with Century21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s. I am dedicated in my pursuit of assisting real estate clients with buying and selling real estate in the Lake Charles area. My experience includes both residential and commercial real estate. With my experience in the constructionindustry, I am qualified to manage new construction from start to completion, including experience with pre-build sales.
New Construcion from start to completion
Experience with pre-build sales
Other Awards & Recognition:
2009 Gold Level Producer
PROFESSIONAL, FULL-TIME SERVICE ~Managing your transaction from start to finish. Serving Lake Charles, Sulphur, Westlake, Moss Bluff, Vinton, Cameron and surrounding areas.
MY GOAL ~ To provide a prompt response, timely feedback, and maximum exposure to whatever area of real estate that is of interest to you. Let me put my negotiation experience to work for you. Equally important is to provide a pleasant, stress-free experience that will create a customer for life!
EXPERIENCE ~ Realtor since 1992, specializing in residential sales and marketing. Notary since 1997. Mortgage lending background in loans and closings. Vice-President of SWLA Board of Realtors 2010, CRS (Certified Real Estate Specialist) designation.
MARKETING ~ I will provide your home with exposure to potential buyers through print media, internet presence and digital photography. All listings are featured as "enchanced listings" with maximum photos at Realtor.com (The National Association Of Realtors official web site).
STAGING ~ I will be happy to do a free consultation of provide a detailed checklist to make your home stand out from the crowd. Staging is included when you list your home with me!
RELOCATION ~ Offering you relocation information to answer your every question. If I don't know......I will find out for you! Wondering about hotels, schools, traffic, things to see and do? Just call, text, or email me today. Our RELOCATION PACKET includes top-notch information - Request one today!
"A home sale or a home search......you will be my top priority"