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:
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
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:
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
I began my career in the Real Estate field as a secretary for CENTURY 21 Liggio Realty in 1981. I worked there for 7 years before deciding to stay home with my 2 sons. I then returned to work in the Real Estate market as an assistant for 2 Top Producers in 1988. I became a licensed realtor in 2004 & currently I am a full time agent. I am a multi-million dollar producer & have also obtained the Pinnacle Quality Service Award. This award is the result of satisfied customers.