Other Awards & Recognition:
2007 Silver Level Producer
I moved to Lake Charles, La. in 1979. I have a B.S. degree in Psychology obtained in August 1973. I worked for the State Of Louisiana, retiring after 33 years with the Work Force Development Department as a Job Counselor.
I obtained my Real Estate License in July 1999. I worked for a year and a half with Lutrica Cobb Real Estate. I joined Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s in March 2001. I specialize in residential real estate but I have listed and sold commercial properties. I lived in Sulphur, LA for 6 years so I am familiar with that area also. Having a degree in psychology and working with the public for 33 years gives me a better understanding of helphing people find the perfect home or business. I am a member of the Women's Commission of SWLA, Kiwanis North, La Krewe De Gens Extrordinaires, and City of Lake Charles Community and Race Relations Leadership team thus giving me contacts throughout Lake Charles. I am a member of the Million Dollar Club, MLS and NARS.
Lisa Bono has been a Real Estate agent since she received her license in 1995. She is also the office manager and relocation director for Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s
She has served on a variety of committees including the entertainment committee, the education committee, two terms on the MLS committee and two terms as a board of director for our MLS committee. She has also been awarded "Realtor of the Year" by the times southwest.
She has been married to Mike J. Bono for 25 years and has three children: Cory, Anne Marie and Emily. She and her family live in Lake Charles and are active in many sports including baseball and soccer.
She is involved in sponsorship for various community, organizations and groups.
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.
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