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Top 10 Reasons to List Your Property in November and December

by Turner Real Estate Group

1. People looking at homes in November and December often have a goal to close before Christmas.  They are the serious buyers!

2. Buying a home is an emotional purchase.  What better time to show off your home than when is decorated for the holidays.

3. Homes tend to be cleaner the last two months of the year in preparation for unexpected guests.  The neatest, cleanest homes are always the first to sell. 

4. Buyers take vacation time off due to no roll over vacation days with their employers.  We see buyers having more time to look at homes.   

5. People need to buy before the end of the year for tax purposes. With rates at 70 year lows many people are calling us to buy investment property.

6. January is when the bulk of corporate transfers happen.  These buyers are looking in November and December.  They cannot wait till January.

7. Home owners who list their home in these last two months get a huge jump start on other home owners waiting till after the New Year. You can simply restrict showings when you see necessary to fit your schedule.

8. You can sell your home but specify a delayed closing day until after the holidays and or the New Year.

9. People looking to buy this time of year have fewer homes to choose from.  Most people make the mistake of waiting till after January 1st to list their property.

10. Cooler weather has always made home shopping much more pleasurable.  The fall time and the holiday months bring out the warmth of emotion. This is when people always buy. 


17 Years of selling homes and this holds true every year.  I hear all too often that the winter months are slow yet it always makes me think back to that December when I closed 26 homes.  We are impressionable on each other more than we realize.  Goes back to what I always say…
People Follow People. 

It's Fall In Mandeville

by Wayne Turner

Fall brings incredible weather to us here in Mandeville, Louisiana as well as a long list of exciting events. Many residents here on the North Shore of New Orleans consider fall to be the best time of year. It's a great time to get outside and enjoy all the happenings in and around St.Tammany Parish.

Take a bike ride on the trail head, picnic in the parks, take a walk along the Old Mandeville Lakefront.  Take a tour of the Abita Beer Brewery...Yes all Beer on tap and you can try them all with the price of admission. 

Another one to speak of is the upcoming Monday Night Football game Nov. 5, 2012 when the Saints take on the Eagles. Of course the weather is perfect for looking at Covington real estate.  

Don't Do It Till You Watch the Video

by Leigh Ann Gutierrez

Don’t Do It Till You Watch the Video

Home sales are up 14.2% - It’s not the market, it’s the lack of marketing preventing homes from selling.  Home owners should know that 249 homes are sold every month in St. Tammany. Improper promotions and marketing is the leading reason why 38% of homes placed on the market never sell.  The agent a home owner chooses has everything to do with their home not selling.

Ask Yourself…

  • Was there a virtual tour done on my home?
  • Was I given the video explaining why homes don’t sell?
  • Did my house get placed on over 7,000 websites?
  • Did I receive feedback from every showing?
  • Was there a full HD (high definition) performed?
  • Was I given the right to cancel anytime at no cost?

If you answered “No” to any one of these questions…it’s time for a change. Selling your Mandeville, Covington or Slidell home does not have to be stressful nor should it take 6 months. I sell over 100 homes every year. The average agent sells just 6 a year. I’m not bragging, just excited to share my proven home selling system.

Call us to schedule a free, no obligation 15 minute meeting at 985-626-1313.

Turner Real Estate Group in New Orleans City Business

by Leigh Ann Gutierrez

MANDEVILLE, La. - Leading real estate firm Turner Real Estate Group in Mandeville, La. was recently published in New Orleans City Business North Shore Report. As a leader for St. Tammany Parish real estate, Turner Real Estate Group consistently lists and closes in excess of 250 homes per year.

Broker/Owner Wayne Turner knows what it’s like to be a new person in town. He sold his real estate company in Nashville, Tn. and relocated to Louisiana shortly after meeting his wife Rachel, a native of Mandeville. In addition to starting a company in Mandeville, Turner has also been given the opportunity to train and teach real estate.

Known nationally through his contributions “Foreclosure Investing for Dummies” by Wiley Press and “Power Teams: The Complete Guide to Building and Managing a Winning Real Estate Team“ by RisMedia, Turner helped write the book on how to buy and sell homes. He takes a unique systemized team approach to selling real estate.

“The way we work as a team is what sets us apart,” says Turner. “I believe in hiring people who are better at doing a specific task than I am. I do the absolute most important task in real estate - listing homes for sale and matching buyers to homes. This is a key factor in how we have grown the business and successfully sold over 100 home sales this year”.

Turner has a full-time Listings Manager that handles all the marketing of the active listings, and a Closings Manager that handles the closing process for pending listings. The company also has eight Buyer Agents that assist home buyers in their real estate search. Each team member has a specific role and does it to perfection.

For more information on how Turner Real Estate Group leads the way for St. Tammany real estate, visit or call 985-626-1313. For free access to the entire Realtor database, visit

Pumpkins-in-the-Park at Terra Bella Village

by Rachel Turner

Pumpkins-in-the-Park at Terra Bella Village


Terra Bella Village, located of Hwy 1085 in Covington, is hosting their 4th annual Pumpkins-in-the-Park festival on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 11 am - 3 pm.  The family friendly event is completely free and will feature: 

  • a pumpkin patch 
  • pumpkin decorating 
  • hay rides 
  • fire engine 
  • cookie decorating 
  • inflatables  
Prior to the Pumpkins-in-the-Park event, the 3rd annual Pumpkin Patch Run, a one mile family friendly run and a more competitive 5K race, will take place.  For more information, or to register for the race, click here.

How to Price My Home...

by Leigh Ann Gutierrez

Wayne Turner discusses how to price your home to sell. These statistics reflect current market trends. For more information on listing a home for sale, please call us at 985-626-1313 or visit

Festival this Weekend in Old Mandeville

by Leigh Ann Gutierrez

Our Lady of the Lake’s annual “Festival of the Lake” is this weekend in Old Mandeville. The festival will be held Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20. The event is free and open to the public.

Four Unplugged will play Friday evening from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Oscar Torres will kick off the music Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sharon Schech will play from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., followed by Christian Serpas from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The 610 Stompers will perform starting at 8:00 p.m. Cowboy Mouth will then conclude the festivities and play following the 610 Stompers.

A large variety of food and drinks will be available to purchase. There will also be many vendor booths selling items such as jewelry, clothing, art and more. Games will be available for all ages.

Our Lady of the Lake is located at 312 Lafitte St. in Old Mandeville. For more information on the festival, visit

"2,288 People Have Joined"

by Wayne Turner

My team and I are selling Mandeville real estate at a rapid pace.  There have been 2,288 people to join the group of home buyers for St.Tammany Parish.  If your considering buying a home in Mandeville, Covington, Slidell...Now is an amazing opportunity.

Here is what will happen.  The election will be over, consumer confidence will rise, jobs will increase and people will begin taking advantage of these unheard of mortgage rates.  Mandeville real estate will rocket.  St.Tammany Parish will begin to see a quick rise in home values.  How and why do I no this?  It's the cycle.  17 Years ago when I began selling real estate interest rates were 8.25%.  A $200,000 mortgage was $1,940 per month and this did not include your taxes and insurance.  Today at 3.25% a $200,000 mortgage is $935.00 - That's putting over $1,000 in your pocket per month.  $12,000 per year!

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Buy a Home with No Expense

by Leigh Ann Gutierrez

Buying a home in today’s market recently became easier. There are two exclusive programs being offered in St. Tammany. These programs won’t last long though. Now is the time to purchase that perfect Mandeville, Covington or Slidell home.

The Rural Development (RD) program, which will be in effect until March 2013, allows buyers to purchase homes with nothing down with interest rates at a 70 year low. This means that a qualified buyer can purchase a $200,000 house and pay under $1,295 a month.

Another program available is the In House Portfolio Loan. This is a grant program that gives buyers $4,000 towards down payment and closing costs. The best part is the low interest rate of 3% with a fixed rate for 30 years. It is also available to those with a credit score of 600 instead of the traditional 620 score. This opportunity is subject to change on December 31, 2012.

It is possible to own a home and pay less than rent. It is also possible to get into a home without breaking any savings on down payment and closing costs. This is great news for home sellers, as more buyers now have the chance to purchase homes without any added expense.

For more information on purchasing or selling a home, call Turner Real Estate Group direct at 985-626-1313 or visit  


Rates subject to change. All buyers will be given equal opportunity and must qualify for loan 3% rate with APT of 4.67%.

Purchase a Home Now and Receive $4,000!

by Leigh Ann Gutierrez

Wayne Turner discusses how you can get a $4,000 grant to buy a home! Interest rates and property values are low... take advantage of it! For more information on this exclusive program, visit or call us at 985-626-1313.

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