2010 - "Mega Agent" Award - Keller Williams Realty Services
Top 1% Nationally
Hello and welcome to my profile. I'll sum it up by saying, I love the real estate business! I provide expert, premier real estate marketing for my listing clients and help qualified buyers find their dream home. My emphasis is on listings and I am always willing to go the extra mile when representing my clients.
The majority of my listing portfolio is new construction and I represent 6 of the largest developers in Northshore New Orleans. I satisfy my clients with premier strategic marketing and first class advertising second to none.
Mary Mitten provides "premier service with superior results!"
Buying A Home
I will try my best to locate your dream home at a price that fits your budget. I strive for client satisfaction and will invest my time and money to find the perfect house for you and your family.
Selling A Home
These days people have to know that your home actually exists and the only way to do this is through aggressive and costly marketing. Drive-by house hunters used to be the norm, but in today's internet driven society, it is not a common way to find the right buyer willing to pay the right price (a problem that For-Sale-By-Owners face today). I market my listings as aggressively as any agent in the 3 fastest growing parishes in Louisiana - Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, and Livingston Parishes. This gives my listing clients the "best" shot at selling their home for the highest price the market allows.
Current Business & Background
My total listing portfolio consists of around 100 listings at this time. Additionally I have several commercial listings as well as land. I love what I do and have been highly successful since starting in 2007.
I was born in Hammond and raised on a cattle ranch in Robert, Louisiana. I attended Oak Forest Acadamy in Amite and eventually SSA high school in Covington. My higher education includes Texas Women's University & Southeastern Louisiana University.
My work experience includes stops at Remax, Century 21 and Keller Williams Realty. Before real estate I worked at Chase Bank (group banking), Boomtown Casino, and the Kim Dawson Modeling Agency (Dallas Texas Apparelmart).
2011 Marketing Strategies
The #1 Ad in The Real Estate Book
Each house has its own brochure box and customized flyers. These flyers are the very best in design, quality and color. I use the finest glossy paper which is then printed by a high resolution commercial grade printer. The multitude of layouts are our very own custom designs and each includes carefully edited photos. For new construction, a comprehensive flyer is designed and updated as the houses are built. If a buyer is lucky to even find 2-3 flyers during their drive, yours clearly stands out.
Location and Business Summary
Tangipahoa Parish, my primary market, is located in Southeast Louisiana (New Orleans Northshore). Our largest cities, Hammond and Ponchatoula, both grew significantly after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans (only 1 hour away). Baton Rouge is also nearby and only a 30 minute drive from my office. Points of interest include Southeastern Louisiana University, with over 17,000 students today. Large employers include the Walmart Distribution Center (Robert), Elmer's Chocolate Factory, North Oaks Hospital, and a recently rebuilt mall (re-opened in 2008). 2 interstate systems intersect the parish: I-12 and I-55. This allows many businesses to re-locate here based on tremendous logistical advantage. Homes in this area are very affordable, and many come with large lots. Additionally, most of our new construction has homes priced under $150,000. Retires would also find the climate and medical facilities to be ideal (similar to North Florida weather). Additionally, property taxes are also much lower than the surrounding parishes. This allows for a low cost of living second to none.
Food, Fun and Traditions:
Many of New Orleans' finest traditions are here including our own Mardi Gras Parade "OMEGA". We also have the very best in food. Additionally, the "Louisiana Strawberry Festival" in Ponchatoula's historic antique district highlights one of many wonderful community events found in this area. Mix all this together and you can understand why Hammond has become one of the fastest growing communities in the south. (Photo: Mary Mitten: Omega Parade, Hammond LA)