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Des Crain

Agent

1 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real Estate Professional

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Consulting

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I am a native of Memphis, Tennessee, with close ties to New Orleans. My uncle was a founding member of the Petroleum Club, and I spent my summers working in the Louisiana oil fields while in college. I acquired my first apartment building while in graduate school. Thus began my love affair with real estate. I began my career with IBM, invested in properties from California to Massachusetts, based on where I was living, and began investing in New Orleans real estate in 1995. My wife Paulette and I live in the Garden District. She is an author. Her most recent book, 'Red Book Rendevous,' is a true story about a native New Orleanian. Our children and grand children live in San Juan, Capistrano, and Santa Clara, California, and our parents live in Memphis, Tennessee. I do not believe I have ever 'sold' a property to my clients, my job is to help them find the property they want.
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About Des Crain: I am a native of Memphis, Tennessee, with close ties to New Orleans. My uncle was a founding member of the Petroleum Club, and I spent my summers working in the Louisiana oil fields while in college. I acquired my first apartment building while in graduate school. Thus began my love affair with real estate. I began my career with IBM, invested in properties from California to Massachusetts, based on where I was living, and began investing in New Orleans real estate in 1995. My wife Paulette and I live in the Garden District. She is an author. Her most recent book, 'Red Book Rendevous,' is a true story about a native New Orleanian. Our children and grand children live in San Juan, Capistrano, and Santa Clara, California, and our parents live in Memphis, Tennessee. I do not believe I have ever 'sold' a property to my clients, my job is to help them find the property they want.

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

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Past Sales  

(3 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Seller
02/04/2015
$200,000

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02/04/2015 - Seller - $200,000

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Seller
09/09/2011
$335,000

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09/09/2011 - Seller - $335,000

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Seller
06/21/2011
$750,000

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06/21/2011 - Seller - $750,000

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Ratings & Reviews

Very hard to communicate with. Can not understand basic concepts and, visualize simplistic drawings. Seemed very confused as to who was responsible for what. Not a bad person but I found it difficult to deal with him.

  

05/10/2014 - Albert Zest
We connected, but it did not work out. Looking in New Orleans, LA

Very hard to communicate with. Can not understand basic concepts and, visualize simplistic drawings. Seemed very confused as to who was responsible for what. Not a bad person but I found it difficult to deal with him.

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Response from Des on 05/20/2014

I hired Al to remodel my kitchen. It was suppose to take 3 weeks. He would work a few hours and leave. It was not finished 10 weeks after he started. The quality of his work waqs poor. Could not get him to finish the work. I had to do alot of little finish work myself and hired a carpenter to finish the job.

 

  

01/18/2013 - user2816196
Listed, but didn't sell my Condo home in 2011 in Audubon, New Orleans, LA.

Des Crain is the ultimate professional. He was our agent in buying and selling our home. We sold it in 2011 when the housing market was (and still is) in bad shape. We sold it in a couple of days after we put it on the market. He is efficient, always comes prepared to meetings, and has extremely high communication skills that bring clarity to difficult situations - eg. during negotiations with home buyers/sellers etc. Very pleased with him and I am confident that you will, too.  More Less 

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01/05/2013 - user4602363
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 for approximately $200K in Old Aurora, New Orleans, LA.

Des has provided excellent service for me while buying two homes. His advice was sound, he has many years of experience which reflected in our transactions. I would highly recommend having Des represent you either in selling or purchasing your home or investment real estate. He also provided great leads for home inspection and other related services. Very pleased with his services.  More Less 

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