Lifelong resident of SW Louisiana. Realtor since 1994. Multi-million $Producer, C21 Bessette Relocation Team, USSA Movers Advantage Member, CartusRelocation Member. Serving the people of this community has been a rewardingexperience both professionally and personally. If you require dependabilityand integrity, you can rely on me.
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
Other Awards & Recognition:
2009 Master Ruby Level Producer
I am consistently one of the top producers at Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s. I specialize in residential, land and commercial sales. I stand by the Century 21 Service Pledge and pride myself on top quality service to all my clients. I have been a real estate agent since June 1997. I have been a sales associate with Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s since February 1999.
I am a graduate of McNeese State University. I have completed several courses through the Century 21 system including the M.A.P. (Massive Action Plan) Coaching Course and the Century 21 Plus Training. I received my ABR (Accreditied Buyer Representative) Designation in June 2009.
I am an active member of the Cowboy Club which is a booster club for McNeese athletics for the past 6 years. I also have been a member of the Krewe de Komova for the past 4 years. I am an active member of the Southwest Louisiana Association of Realtors. I serve on several of their committees and co-chair two of their committees.
I have lived in Calcasieu Parish for most of my life and believe this is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. I have traveled extensively and am always glad to come home to Lake Charles. I am the proud parent of two teenage daughters and could not imagine raising them anywhere else.
If you are looking for an agent that believes in this area, will work hard for you and is committed to serving you call me today. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting all your real estate needs.
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"