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HISTORIC PROPERTY & CULTURAL NEWS
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SAVE THE DATE!
LSU Rural Life Museum Symposium:
300 Years of Louisiana's German Coast, March 5
Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, March 23-27
Iris Day, Longue Vue, March 29
Society for Louisiana Irises Annual Convention, Lafayette, April 6-8
Books Along the Teche Literary Festival, New Iberia, April 6-9
ICAA Grand Coteau Tour, April 9
Southern Garden History Society, Mt. Vernon, April 22-24
Natchez International Crepe Myrtle Festival, July 8-10!
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I am excited to offer Fairfax, an Elegant Colonial Revival Mansion
This Income Producing B & B Sits in a Grove of Ancient Oaks
Facing Bayou Teche, Franklin, LA
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A realtor friend, Michael Zarou, shared this popular article with me and it resonated! Coupled with my experience, my historic property focus helps me to offer the highest level of service. I hope you also find this article helpful.
You're selling your home to recoup your investment and fund your financial goals--
to lose money during the sale is an unthinkable possibility that unfortunately befalls many sellers.
Even if they successfully sell their home for an amount higher than they originally paid for the property, there are still many ways in which the seller can miss out on thousands of dollars. The following are a few surefire ways you can instantly lose money when selling your home.
a letter from a client
I haven't heard from the Clinton resident who talked to you about representation. She is welcome to call me to discuss the advantages of choosing Peter Patout as her listing agent. An agent who specializes in houses of all types in a region will not be as effective in selling a historic home as a firm that specializes in historic homes.
"An agent who specializes
of all types in a region
will not be as effective
in selling a historic home
as a firm that specializes
in historic homes."
When my father decided to put Hubbs House on the market my husband, Hal, & I recommended to him that he list the property with you. Though Hal has been a broker for over 2 decades, and I have been a licensed agent for about 15 years, our brokerage does not have the "historic home" specialty that you have cultivated in your shop. We knew that your clientele is rich with people interested in the preservation of historic homes and it was no surprise at all that the offer we accepted came from a client of an agent within your brokerage. That is just evidence of the pack you run with!
We were so pleased
with the care you gave Hubbs House on your website. You spent time with my dad collecting information about the historical nature of the property. Dad told you the history and gave you old family photos that you used to build the Hubbs House
page of your website.
Mom and Dad were so pleased to see it all in print on the web. All the details we thought were important to the charm of Hubbs House are included in your writeup and our family photos of the house became part of the story you tell to prospective buyers. The website is first class and I believe that our buyer used that resource in making the decision to place an offer.
"We anticipated that it
might take 2 years
to sell Hubbs House
to the right buyer.
We are all so happy to have
had an acceptable offer
within about 8 months."
We could have sold the property (with no value for the house) to a neighbor who thought it best to bulldoze the historic home and build several new homes on the property, but we wanted better for Hubbs House. We could not be more pleased with our choice to list Hubbs House with Peter Patout!
Thank you, Peter, for the good work you do. Your passion for this type of listing is unique in our industry and you play a much needed roll in the preservation of Louisiana's fragile historic architectural fabric.
A licensed Louisiana real estate broker
Sara & Paul Costello experience Maison Chenal
IN FULL BLOOM!
From the Maison Chenal Estate
photos courtesy of Paul Costello
Just this weekend, writer & interior decorator Sara Ruffin Costello and her husband and photographer Paul Costello visited my Maison Chenal listing. It was an exquisite outing as so much was in full bloom.
The parterre gardens and ancient oaks add much to the 18th century French Creole setting. See my listing here!
Paul generously agreed to share his photos! You might also enjoy Sara's and Paul's instagram posts as their friends excitedly chimed in desirous of purchasing the estate, with lots of entertaining ideas to celebrate together.
I've received a few property queries since. The tranquil setting inspires!
See my Maison Chenal listing
to learn more about this incredible property
18TH CENTURY LOUISIANA
FRENCH CREOLE PROPERTY & HISTORIC COLLECTION
The tout ensemble:
MAISON CHENAL (c. 1790), LACOUR HOUSE (c. 1750)
along with their historic dependencies
THE HOLDEN COLLECTION:
the world’s premier collection of Louisiana French Creole and Acadian architecture, art, decorative arts, and furniture comprising 1,400 items that were made in or used in Louisiana from the early 1700’s - the 1830’s
Historically researched gardens, mature landscape with ancient Live Oaks and access to False River
What a delightful morning to wake up and see Hubbs House as the featured home in Sunday's paper!
While the story isn't available with the online news edition, I hope these photos are legible...."This listing would make such a charming and rustic getaway from the hustle & bustle of the city," and I couldn't agree more! Here's the link to more Hubbs House details. Please also reach out to me to learn more.
A Respite: Blooms!
Enjoy the Blooms!
Through this difficult time, I hope you are well. I'm writing to share a few things that lift my spirit in hopes that I can help lift yours.
The incomparable beauty of the south, our rich history & culture, phenomenal cuisine, my dear friends and family, and my faith buoy me through challenging times.
I'm even upbeat about the market for historic homes, and I'm excited that my listings are featured in 2 national news stories! I appreciate your allowing me to share that good news.
And, I'm not going anywhere. Please reach out to me. Call me on my cell (504) 481-4790, or send me an email: email@example.com to help you purchase or sell historic homes in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Please consider sharing my blog & website with your friends. See my client referrals at zillow.com.
My best to you,
LOUISIANA IRISES ARE IN BLOOM!
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