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Margaret Hickman
REALTOR - Licensed in Louisiana USA (9 years experience)
9 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:

Buyer's Agent, Listing Agent, Relocation

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I am a full-time agent who is committed to working every day to be the best REALTOR I can be. Accordingly, I achieved the Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), the Seller Representative Services (SRS) and GRI designations. I am a life-long learner. I don't believe one can ever learn everything and my company, Keller Williams Realty - Cenla Partners, shares that belief. They believe in having the best-trained agents possible and offer many courses free of charge.

My background is in state government. I retired with 35 years of service. I love to work with people--all kinds of people, with different personalities. If I can help someone find the perfect house at the best possible price or sell a house at the best possible price, I'm happy. The money is good, but it is not my primary motivation.

I develop a good rapport with my clients. I have a good sense of humor, and we generally relate well. At the end of our transaction, I consider my clients to be my friends.

Areas of Expertise
I specialize in residential real estate--both buying and selling, although I also on occasion list and sell tracts of land. I like guiding first-time home buyers through the process, sending them to lenders who have either state or parish bond money, explaining why we need a pre-approval letter and how that helps us shop in the proper price range as well as entice a seller to accept our offer because he/she knows the buyer can buy. I also enjoy working with people who are moving up to a higher price range. I really enjoy showing houses!

Listings are challenging, but they are rewarding as well! A listing in a good location priced correctly will sell quickly. I personally believe it is dishonest to price a listing higher than market value. It won't sell, and then the agent is forced to go back and ask for price reductions. Should it by chance sell, it may not appraise. Then the REALTOR must go back to the seller and explain why he/she priced it above market value knowing it probably would not appraise. I am an avid internet marketer. I'm listed on multiple web sites including this one. Check out my personal web site at http://margarethickman.cl ... hange.com and my blog on Active Rain.

TESTIMONIALS

I send a post-closing survey to my clients. I have received many nice testimonials and permission to share them. Please call or E-mail me to see these.
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    06/17/2014
    $150,000
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    06/06/2014
    $110,000
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    03/06/2014
    $100,000
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    02/23/2014
    $98,500
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    01/12/2014
    $91,000
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      03/19/2013 - user9630480
      Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in Deville, LA.
      Very informative and helpful. Worked with us for a while before we found our perfect home. Always able to reach Ms. Hickman and she was very willing to work around our schedules and find time for us. Would DEFINITELY recommend and if I ever need another agent I will definitely be giving her a call.
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      03/01/2013 - user972341
      Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Alexandria, LA.
      I decided to place my home on the market and wanted a personable and honest agent. When inquiring among my friends, I received a recommendation of Margaret Hickman. We met and had a frank, open visit about the prospects I could expect when placing my home on the market. Margaret was down to earth and very helpful with suggestions and expectations. I listed with Margaret and my home sold within six weeks. While showing my home (she always gave me plenty of notice so I could tidy up), Margaret searched for homes that met my criteria....price and location. A new home was found that pleased me. Within a month, I closed on my new home. One important attribute of Margaret's is that she follows up with her clients. She was most helpful by sending me the information I needed in order to file taxes. I am very happy to recommend Margaret!! Cynthia Laffoon  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      03/12/2012 - user225578
      Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Alexandria, LA.
      My husband and I worked with a realtor who didn't meet our expectations. Then, we were referred to Margaret B. Hickman by a family member, and she exceeded our expectations!!! Margaret was very dependable and attentive during our home buying experience. She negotiated very well for us and we were so happy she was the one who helped us during our first time home buying experience. She showed us several homes, and she was very knowledgable about what to look for in a home. What impressed us the most was, a home came up on the market, and Margaret contacted us immediately. She was able to get us the first showing of the home, even during the holiday season. Needless to say, that home became the home we purchased. We truly thank her and her expertise, and we STRONGLY recommend Margaret B. Hickman for all your realty needs. Bobby and Tamara Glynn, Alexandria, LA  MoreLess
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      Response from Margaret on 03/13/2012
      It was indeed a pleasure working with you two. I believe I was as excited as you were when we closed. Thanks for the awesome review!

       

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      Address:
      Keller Williams Realty - Cenla Part
      3600 Jackson Street Extension
      Alexandria, LA  71303
      Phone:
      (318) 528-7639
      Cell:
      (318) 528-7638
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