3 Reasons Your Real Estate Agent WANTS You To Bother Them



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Real estate agents hear this all the time…

“I wish I had called you before. But I just didn’t want to bother you. I know you’re busy…”

…after it is too late.

There are times when you might feel like you shouldn’t “bother” the real estate agent you know. (Could be your friend, a neighbor, your brother-in-law, cousin, your sister…)

Maybe you’re truly trying to be considerate.

But, maybe it’s because you’re not even aware that you should.

Or, you just don’t want to feel obligated or pushed into doing something. (Despite what many people think, most agents are not pushy. Most are the exact opposite.)

So, let’s go over a few times that you should “bother” your real estate agent. Because it really isn’t a bother.

In fact, we’ll get into why it will bother them if you don’t reach out to them for any of these things.

1. You just want to check out a house.

You see a house online. Or a For Sale sign. Maybe even just stumble across an open house.

You’re not all that serious about buying a house. Maybe you’re only just starting to think about it. Or, maybe you have no desire at all to move, and you’re just curious and want to take a peek.

So, you don’t want to “bother” the agent you know to show you the house.

Instead, you call the listing agent. Or some random agent you don’t even know. Or just walk right into the open house.

Next thing you know, you love the house. You’re making an offer. The offer is accepted. And then you regret it. Or problems come up. Or the process is miserable. Or you don’t feel like the agent you’re dealing with is giving you the best advice.

And that’s when you call the agent you know.

Too late. At that point, the agent you know can’t help. (Or at least shouldn’t…) Because now you are represented by another agent. The agent you know can get in a lot of trouble for even giving you friendly advice.

As innocent as it seems, when you just want to go see a house… you are inadvertently making a bigger decision than you think — you are deciding who will represent your interests, advise you, and help you through the process.

Even if you just go see a house with another agent, and before you even make an offer you decide to have the agent you know write up the offer and represent you… the agent who simply showed you the house could claim you as their client. It’s called “procuring cause”. I won’t get into the details here, but it can become messy.

You’re better off calling the agent you know to show you the house in the first place. You won’t be considered a bother.

What will bother him is to have to bite his tongue and not give you the help you want further into the process.

2. You want to know how much your home is worth.

Maybe you’re just curious about how much your home is worth. Or, maybe you’re actually thinking of selling. It might be because you want to get a feel for your net worth.

Nowadays, you can hop online and check out any number of sites that will give you the value of your home.

So, why “bother” the agent you know about this?

Because most of what you will find online is highly inaccurate to begin with. They are “automated” valuations. They are based upon data and algorithms. They have never even seen the inside of your home. They do not take into account your local market conditions.

And if you base your hopes, dreams, and decisions off of an inaccurate value, that can hurt you quite a bit.

Again, asking the agent you know to do an analysis and give you a true market value… not a bother.

But, it would be bothersome to hear that you’ve based important life decisions off of an inaccurate value once it’s too late.

3. You are considering a home improvement project.

The real estate agent you know probably isn’t an architect. Or a builder, a plumber, an electrician, a painter, etc. So, they probably can’t advise you about the ins and outs of a specific project or costs.

But once you have a sense of the proposed cost of a project, before you just pull the trigger and move forward, you really should “bother” your agent for their input.

Putting on an addition? That will surely increase the value.

A kitchen or bathroom remodel? Yep, your house will be worth more.

But will the value increase more than the amount you spent? Will that matter in your situation? Will the choices you make in decor, layout, or fixtures appeal to a buyer down the road? Does that even matter, given your future plans?

All questions and thoughts your agent can get into with you. Before you spend the money and go through the headaches of a huge project.

On the other hand, if you go forward with a home improvement project and spend, let’s say $60,000, and then call your agent…

You could seriously regret how much you spent, or even doing the project at all.

Your agent doesn’t want to break the news to you that your home is only worth $38,000 more after you spent $60,000. There is no joy in that. There is nothing that can be done at that point.

That’s just three examples. There are certainly more. But you get the point…

So, reach out to your agent before you do anything real estate related… and just trust that it isn’t a “bother”.

Credit: Lighter Side of Real Estate

Team Sisters 👀Focusing on 2020 for YOU!


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News & Updates:

It’s a New Year Coming.. So that means Goal Setting Time. Have you thought about what your focus will be in 2020? If you would like help with any thing relating to Home Ownership we are here to help you meet your goals this coming year.

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New Design by Cotten Custom Homes!


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This exceptional modern floor Plan by Cotten Custom Homes offers a modern layout and amenities with ALL the bells and whistles. 


You will love the Grand entrance..Walls of windows.. Gourmet kitchen… Six burner gas stove…built-in refrigerator/ freezer.. Ice maker and wine cooler….Butlers pantry with sink… Large walk-in pantry with built-in microwave and counter space.

The master suite is downstairs with sitting area, barn door going into the master bath, two large walk-in closet‘s, stand-alone tub and custom shower with rain head.  Guest suite with private bath, mud area and half bath. This plan also offers great closets. There are walk-in closet’s in every bedroom, a large closet under stairs and linen closet in the hallway by utility room and master bedroom. As you go upstairs there’s a large landing, three bedrooms & two baths. The private patio has an outdoor kitchen, which includes a grill that is vented and a sink. A special wall for an outdoor TV setting area. 

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White Oak Landing!


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If a View of the Amite River is on your wish list, then you will want to schedule your private tour of this spectacular ONE OF KIND home in White Oak Landing. This SIX bedroom / SEVEN & HALF bath home, with over 5300 Sq.ft of living offers space but oh so much more! The Views from the Den, Master Bedroom, open and screened Patios are spectacular from the vast wall of windows. You will have access to viewing nature in its full view on the banks of the river. Upon entry you will be greeted with a Grand Plantation Style Foyer and exquisite Mexican style flooring. The large formal / dining area have Oak wood floors, chair rail, and Crown molding. The home has a private wing for the master Bedroom featuring new paint and flooring, and wood burning fireplace with a gas starter. Amazing PRIVATE BATH SUIT for her and one for him, Claw foot tub, dressing and sitting area on her wing, and an extra large whirlpool spa, separate shower, and sauna on his wing with large walk in closets for both. The right side of the home host a private wing to the other five bedrooms & Private baths, with walk in closets, new upgrades, paint, ceramic tile and parquet flooring. The kitchen has cabinets galore with new slab granite and butcher block island. Newer upscale appliances with double door sub zero refrigerator, separate ice maker / trash compactor, wall oven, microwave, and dish-washer. The Breakfast area has a tranquil view overlooking the large in-ground gunite pool and the view of the river. The Great Room is massive with 5’ Oak Hardwood flooring, Large brick wood burning fireplace/gas starter, and raised hearth, beautiful built-ins, and two station doors leading to the covered patio and pool. Once outside you will enjoy the privacy and seclusion that this home has to offer. There is an outdoor kitchen and a 361 sq. Ft. POOL house with brick floors and an additional private 1/2 bath (sq.ft not included) The Sub offers estate size lots, hiking, fishing lakes, & security.

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Hot Spot Monday! Best Kept Secret in Livingston Parish….. Oak Point Fresh Market!


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20190115_113900Team Sisters had the privilege to get to visit with the owners and long time friends of Oak Point Fresh Market in Watson, La.  If you have not had a chance to stroll through the isles of this amazing market place, make plans to do so soon.  Not only will you find the store stocked with the freshest produce, but you will be delighted to know that they have one of a kind items… from family recipes, in the gourmet section, to the freshest specialty meats for all of your favorite occasions.  Above and beyond…. all that the Market has to offer, are the friendliest staff, eager and ready to serve with a smile.  You will love the dining section where you can grab a delicious meal, the deli meats aisle, fresh produce, home-maid cakes and cookies, and it’s Mari Gras time…..  so you will love the one of a kind specialty King Cakes that are made daily and served fresh! Check out the slide show and make sure to schedule your shopping day soon!                                                                         


Hanging out with the owners and long time friends of Oak Point Fresh Market in Watson, Louisiana.. Great visit catching up on DTR stories from years gone by!


Fun visit with John & Carmel


Team Sisters taste test!! YUM











Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge


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Mardi Gras Day – Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge is an annual celebration attended by thousands each year who join in and experience the exciting activities hosted in the Red Stick. Baton Rouge offers a variety of parades, and it has become a favorite place for families celebrating Mardi Gras. 


Start planning your trip now to indulge in all of the Mardi Gras festivities, Baton Rouge restaurantsattractions and more! The family-friendly Baton Rouge Mardi Gras kicks off with traditional floats, fancy balls, excitement and entertainment for everyone. The annual parades include everything from beautifully designed floats, marching bands, costumed canines, lawn mower-pushing krewes and dancing for all to enjoy! Get here early so you don’t miss out on any of the fun and snag a front row seat to a fun-filled Baton Rouge Mardi Gras parade this year.

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And once Mardi Gras season rolls around, every bakery, restaurant and food store in Baton Rouge will create their own spin on Louisiana’s traditional King Cake – including King Cake themed bread pudding, martinis, cake balls, cupcakes, popsicles, ice cream, donuts and many more creative desserts. However, Baton Rouge’s dessert scene goes far beyond that, so come down and satisfy your sweet tooth, or bake this King Cake at home!


Source: 2019 Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Parade Schedule