Lagniappe Living in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Found the Home of Your Dreams? Make an Offer!

Buyers typically want to wait before moving forward with any home purchase.  Buying a home is a big decision and a large investment so evaluating a home purchase is important.  However, as a Lake Charles LA Realtor,it  is disappointing  when I to have to inform Buyers that they waited too long----the home is no longer available. 

The average days on market for a listing in Southwest Louisiana is within 120 daysPrice, location and condition  of a home for sale are figured into that average.  When a Lake Charles home for sale has all the right points the property will attract a buyer and go under contract quickly.

Qualified buyers searching for a Lake Charles, Sulphur, Westlake or Moss Bluff LA home for sale should be prepared to act quickly once you find a property that meets your needs and criteria.

  • Case in point….On August 9th I showed this 3 bedroom 2 bath home located in Sulphur LA to a Buyer.   After viewing many properties, the Buyer liked this house but wanted to think about it before moving forward with an offer.  Today on September 7th (almost 30 days later)  the Buyer decided to make an offer on the house.  Sadly the home is no longer available.  This Sulphur LA home for sale went under contract on August 15th and is closing next week!   This home located at 2214 Division in Sulphur LA was only on the market for 13 days!!

Another example of a Buyer waiting too late and missing out on a home that they loved.   This is the second time this month this  has happened to one of the Lake Charles Buyers I have been working with.  After viewing many properties and finally finding the one you love, it can be disappointing news to hear that the home is no longer available.

As an experienced Lake Charles Realtor, I am familiar with the Lake Charles Real Estate market trends and pay close attention to the days on market, inventory and real estate trends in Southwest Louisiana.  When viewing homes with Buyers I will give you the data to make an informed decision and my advice is to move quickly.

While searching for Lake Charles Homes for Sale,  it is helpful to  receive automatic email notifications of new listings and change of status on homes so you know about new Lake Charles listings first and get your foot in the door before anyone else!   Send me your email address and contact me,  MARILYN BOUDREAUX  to take advantage of email notification.  This keeps you informed of available inventory and assures you of accurate information.

Once you find the home you love in Southwest Louisiana, be ready to move forward with the next step which is writing a contract.  It is also helpful to Lake Charles  Buyers  to be timely in writing contracts to take advantage of mortgage rates and get that contract to your lender of choice to lock your low rate!

Begin your Southwest Louisiana Home Search and view homes for sale in Sulphur, Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, Westlake, LA   By searching within my Lake Charles Real Estate website you will have access to accurate information.  Zillow and Trulia do not update or remove sold listings in a timely fashion and it can be disappointing when I inform Buyers that a house they found on Zillow sold two years ago!!

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Be an informed Lake Charles home buyer!  Take advantage of my Lake Charles Real estate knowledge and let me guide you to a successful real estate close!



For more information on Lake Charles Real Estate, visit my website.  You can search homes for sale in Lake Charles, Louisiana,  and view up to date information on Lake Charles Subdivisions, Neighborhoods

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If you are planning a move to or from the Lake Charles, LA area, I can help!   I am a full time Realtor licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission and am affiliated with:

Century 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s

4410 Nelson Road, Lake Charles, LA, 70605 USA

337-478-1578 or 337-499-9592

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Comment balloon 4 commentsMarilyn Boudreaux • September 07 2012 11:03AM
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