The members of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® recently elected Lesha Nugent Freeland President-Elect of their association in 2015.
Lesha as been on the board of directors for several years and has filled the posts of both Secretary and Treasurer. In January 2016, she will become President.
NOMAR serves the needs of over 4,000 real estate professionals as well as the interests of the selling and buying public. Lesha looks forward to helping continue this 99 year old mission.
The upward home price trend in effect since late 2011 continues. In fact, average price per square foot is near the all-time high seen in 2007, just before the national housing crash.
The second quarter of 2014 saw quarterly prices rise 4.9% compared to the first quarter of 2014 and 1.8% compared to the second quarter of 2013,
Please click the chart below to take a closer look.
In March 2012, Governor Bobby Jindal appointed Lynda Nugent Smith to serve a six year term as an at-large member of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.
The commission is charged with protecting the public interest in real estate matters. There are eleven commissioners, nine selected by region and two at-large appointees.
Ms. Smith is grateful to the Governor and the officials who supported her appointment and looks forward to fulfilling her duties.
On April 29, 2010, Lynda Nugent Smith was honored as REALTOR® of the Year by the Louisiana Association of REALTORS® for leadership in and service to the housing industry. This distinction follows a long line of achievements in Lynda's real estate career.
For the third straight year, the J.D. Power and Associates Home Buyer/Seller Study named Keller Williams the number one full-service real estate firm in overall home buyer satisfaction ratings in the United States. Keller Williams also ranked number two among home sellers for the second year in a row.
As two of the leading real estate agents in KW's largest Metro New Orleans office, Lynda and Lesha are proud to be associated with this dynamic organization and to have helped it once again achieve this high honor.
In its 2012 Rankings Report, Business Facilities ranked Louisiana number five in the nation for overall business climate. This moved the state up two notches from its number seven ranking for 2011.
Moreover, the state ranked number one in economic growth potential.
Forbes profiles New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina
"The Big Easy" can be a difficult place to plan and complete a successful real estate transaction. It pays to have an insider's help along the way.
We are Lynda Nugent Smith, Lesha Nugent Freeland and Michael Freeland, three of Louisiana's premiere real estate agents standing ready to assist you in solving the challenges presented by today's market.
Whether you are a buyer looking for the best home for your needs or if you have a home to sell, please consider putting us on your team. With years of experience in construction, finance and negotiation, we are uniquely qualified to help you. Our goal is to save you time, hassles and money.
Qualifications aside, it's also important for you to find an agent with whom you can enjoy working. We want to help our clients have a pleasant as well as profitable experience in buying or selling property. Judging from our volume of repeat business and many referrals from satisfied clients, we evidently have succeeded.
We hope you find the information and tools on this Website useful and interesting. If you have any questions or if we can help you, just call or email.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Over the years, Lynda and Lesha have shared their expertise on television and radio as well as in the print media.
Here are a few examples:
We offer you two useful tools to search for Metro New Orleans homes. Whether you are in the information gathering stage of your home buying process or if you want to buy right away, you are welcome to use either or both as long as you wish. Just click the buttons below to get started.
We offer extensive information on Metro New Orleans real estate prices on this site.
Each of the areas covered in our Neighborhoods section includes information on prices of single family homes, condos and multi-family homes. These homes are separated into those listed in move-in condition and those rated as fixer-uppers. This price information covers the entire region and the following communities and neighborhoods:
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This is a tough environment for home sellers. There is a lot of inventory on the New Orleans real estate market, and prices have been weak. Buyers are bargain hunting and looking at a lot of homes before coming to a decision. In this competitive market, it pays to have expert help.
To this end, we want to share some thoughts about how our professional REALTOR® services can help save you time, hassles and hopefully money in marketing your home.
Lynda is proud to have been chosen exclusive listing broker for Gabriel. She and Lesha look forward to helping you realize your dream home in this exciting, elegant development.
A few facts about Gabriel:
If you are searching for preeminent Gulf Coast homes, you must consider Gabriel!
There are renovation candidates in most areas of our region. Much of the housing stock has been refurbished since Hurricane Katrina, but many possibilities remain, especially in New Orleans.
More on Renovation Possibilities in the New Orleans Real Estate Market . . .
It depends. Many condo associations have restrictions, sometimes strict ones, against renting units. The aim is to foster owner-occupied properties. If you wish to purchase a condo to rent to others, it is essential to examine the condo documents carefully.
More on Renting Properties in the New Orleans Real Estate Market . . .