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The Perfect Baton Rouge Holiday Season Awaits With These Events

by Glenda Daughety & Team

If you're looking for a great way to celebrate the holidays in Baton Rouge, then the perfect event is waiting for you the next couple of weeks.  Check out what's coming up in baton Rouge to help you get the most from the holiday season.

A Christmas Carol at Theatre Baton Rouge

December 8, 2017 - December 17, 2017​

Nothing is more iconic that this Charles Dickens classic.  Watch as the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future lead Scrooge on a his journey of redemption and celebrates the spirit of Christmas.

Holiday Lights at Baton Rouge General

Through January 5, 2018​

Come to Baton Rouge General Medical Center for their Holiday Lights display at the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Picardy Avenue. This is their inaugural event where you'll delight at the  40-foot mega tree and eight singing trees along with twinkling lawn lights, along with live music and real snow!

Photos with Santa at the Mall

Through December 24, 2017​

Don't miss out on the chance to make memories as the kids visit with Santa and get their photos taken. You don't even have to make a reservation or purchase a photo to visit with Santa, but if you do purchase photos, you get photo prints in different sizes, digital downloads and a downloadable e-book.

How to Sell Your Home to the Younger Buyers

by Glenda Daughety & Team

​It makes sense that when you sell your home, it will no doubt be to someone younger.  It's been getting easier for young families and professionals to buy a home.  So when it comes to staging your home, you need to keep the younger buyers in mind.  How can you make your home appeal to this growing market?  Here's a few tips.

Use Neutral Colors

Buyers under 40 are not really into the gold or pink walls any more.  Think about painting the walls a more neutral color.  This will allow potential buyers to envision their own accent colors and furniture to make it their own.

Open Up the Shower

Open showers are all the rage. Younger buyers aren't as attracted to the old tub and shower configuration. If you have it in your budget, consider remodeling your bath to include an open shower design.

White Cabinets

White or off-white cabinets not only brighten up the kitchen, but the younger buyers are more attracted to it.  They don't want to be reminded of mom's old dark cabinets.  You might try Benjamin Moore's Advance paint, as it requires little prep work.

Stainless Steel Appliances

Old appliances can be a big turnoff for younger buyers.  Many love stainless steel appliances, and for good reason.  If you have it in your budget, consider updating your appliances if they look dated.

Updated Countertops

Young buyers really love granite and stone countertops.  But keep it simple.  Don;t go with busy designs.  Black countertops or designs that are simple are the best.

Stage Your Home to Sell Fast

by Glenda Daughety & Team

If you're getting ready to sell your home in Baton Rouge, you certainly want to know ways that will speed up the process. One of the most powerful ways you can sell you home faster is with effective staging. There are many effective ways to boost your home's appeal an sell it fast.  Here's a few tips that will help you close the deal fast.

1. Better Curb Appeal

This is the big one.  If your home doesn't catch the eye on the outside, then the buyer may not even want to look inside at all. You can do a lot to help the outside of your home by power-washing the siding and walks, plant blooming flowers, landscape the yard, wash the windows, and paint the porch if needed.

2. Make Your House Shine

Clean every surface you can reach in your home.  Make it sparkle. Shine the floors and clean the windows.  Yes this takes elbow grease, but you won't be sorry when you see the results.

3. Clean the Clutter

You may need to rent storage, but it doesn't matter, as this step is one of the most important. No one in interested in your cute knickknacks and baby photos. And de-personalize.  You have your style, but that's not what will sell the house.  People need to visualize themselves living in this home.  In the end, it will be their style that inhabits this home.

Just following these 3 tips will help you sell your home much faster in Baton Rouge. Of course we can offer many other suggestions when you have us help you sell your home.  Give us a call for more information on how you can sell you home more quickly in baton Rouge today!

 

Give Thanks Next Week

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Next week is the time when we can all feel thankful for what we have.  It's also a time when we can give others a reason to be thankful as well.  Do you have some time to help others who don't have as much to have a better Thanksgiving holiday next week?  If you do, there's a number of ways you can help. Here's a few organizations in Baton Rouge dedicated to helping those in need.

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

St. Vincent de Paul Baton Rouge

Volunteers of America

Have a Great Thanksgiving Week!

Spend a Weekend in One of Baton Rouge's Best B&Bs

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Once in a while we all just need to get away and relax for a day or two.  One great way to do that is with a bed and breakfast. Maybe you live in the Baton Rouge area already and don't have time for a long trip, but want a romantic getaway.  Or if you live outside of Baton Rouge and want to visit this extraordinary city, then staying at a B&B might be the perfect accent to a great stay in Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge has some of the most outstanding bed and breakfasts you'll find anywhere.  Here's a few of the best bed and breakfasts in and around Baton Rouge.

The Stockade Bed and Breakfast

This relaxing retreat is set among the tree-lined neighborhoods of Baton Rouge on 11 acres and named after the Civil War stockades that used to be located here.  This historic B&B features 5 large suites, including a two-bedroom unit, all with private baths. You'll enjoy the peaceful grounds that have been certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. This B&B is also a perfect place to host an intimate wedding, showers, or small gatherings.

Barrow House Inn

Located in St. Francisville, this stylish B&B offers elegant suites accented with antiques of the age, so you’ll feel like you’re back in the mid-1800’s. But this bed and breakfast also offers modern touches, such as WI-FI and 1000 DVDs to choose from.  You’ll start your mornings off right with your choice of continental breakfast or local egg dishes.

Butler Greenwood

Relive the past in this historic antebellum plantation home.  The original family still owns this amazing home and the 8 cottages located on the grounds. You’ll be able to relax in the private baths, hot tubs, and more.

Useful Tips for Moving with Children

by Glenda Daughety & Team

You’ve made your decision. You’re moving. You even found a great house. Time to start packing. As well as tell the kids. It doesn’t matter how far you are moving. Moving at all can be an unpleasant event in a child’s life. So how can you make sure that it goes relatively smooth?

First Try a Family Meeting. Get some take out like pizza and have an enjoyable family diner, that way you can casually bring up the subject. This gives you a chance to slip into the conversation without too much upset and to let them know why the move is necessary. It’s also a good opportunity to let them ask their questions, so you can answer them and ease any concerns they will have.

Get Them Involved in the Process. This is also a good opportunity to go through the house and clean out all the unnecessary stuff that that your family have picked up over the years. Get the kids to help you decide what can be trashed, donated or sold. Moving sale time!

Encourage them to Learn More About Where Your Family is Moving. Help them learn as much about their soon to be new community. Encourage them to do some of their own research. Help them check out the local schools and school district. A website of the local schools with pictures would be a great help and let them get an idea of where they’ll be attending school. You could also try to find a local online paper to help the whole family get a feel for the local people and issues.

These are just a few helpful ideas on how to make moving with children go smoother. For more tips, check out this link here.

Nighttime Home Security and Safety

by Glenda Daughety & Team

You’ve probably heard it on the news or from a neighbor about someone that had a home invasion. You may think “That’ll probably never happen to me, I live in a nice, peaceful neighborhood”. Honestly, it can happen to anyone at any time. Here are some tips and tricks to help ensure that you and your family stay safe at night.


Home Surveillance System. These might be expensive, but well worth the price. Hidden home security cameras with nighttime vision are the most recommended while readily visible ones can be easily destroyed. To help, you can tie most of these systems right into just about any device or devices you want. Now you can find out if that strange noise was simply a stray animal or someone lurking about your home.

Motion Sensor Lights. Naturally you want those even when you’re just coming home from a late shopping trip. These can also be of great importance to home safety at night. Deter a not that insistent break and enter guest.

Always Lock Up. This may seem obvious, but many people simply forget or don’t bother to lock up all the windows, doors and even garage doors, simply because they don’t think they are at risk. Sure the neighborhood is safe and you know your neighbors really well, but the threat most often comes from outside your neighborhood. So, make sure to lock up. It could mean lives.

Safety can never be overrated, so be safe and check out these other great tips for nighttime safety for your home, and just as importantly, your peace of mind. Be safe!

Try These Amazing Baton Rouge Restaurants

by Glenda Daughety & Team

There's nothing better than eating in one of Baton Rouge's signature restaurants! You'll never run out of great places to eat in Baton Rouge.  Here's a few of the top restaurants in Baton Rouge that will be sure to light up your evening.

Louisiana Lagniappe Restaurant

The best place in Baton Rouge for Cajun food is Louisiana Lagniappe Restaurant​, with amazing dishes and friendly staff. Whether your just dining for two or with a large group, this is the place to be in Baton Rouge for dinner.

Parrain's Seafood Restaurant

If it's the best seafood in baton Rouge you seek, your search has ended.  They have the best Gulf Coast seafood selection in Baton Rouge. Parrain's offers daily specials for lunch and dinner as wall as select Sunday brunch items. This is truly a local Baton Rouge favorite that can't be missed!

The Chimes Restaurant & Tap Room

Comfort food is the name of the game at The Chimes. Appetizers like sauteed crab in garlic butter are sure to start the night off right. Enjoy beers from around the world. And delight in their entrees like pasta grazi, catfish perdu, and Boudin Omelet.

Preventing Home Electrical Fires

by Glenda Daughety & Team

​Home safety is important. Especially if you have a family. One thing most people overlook is electrical safety. Home electrical fires are estimated at around 51,000 fires a year, with nearly 500 deaths, over 1,400 injuries and $1.3 billion in damages. Naturally there are ways to reduce the risk to you and your family. Here’s a few tips to get you started.

  • Appliances: We own many more appliances now than used to be in the average home 50-60 years ago. Appliances from a simple clock to a computer generate heat. So be sure to give the appliance plenty of circulation space and never leave blankets, towels or anything that will cover them so that they do not overheat and cause an overload or short out an electrical socket.
  • Outlets: When it comes to outlets it is always best not to overload them with extra adapters and power cords. Especially so in older homes that may not have a large enough power supply causing breakers to trip or overheat and very possibly cause major fires.
  • Light Bulbs: When using light bulbs be sure to use a bulb with the correct wattage for the fixture you are using it in. A higher wattage bulb can cause the fixture to overheat and possibly cause the bulb itself to explode.

Electrical fires can be such a dangerous and devastating occurrence that following some simple tips can save you or your family’s lives and your family’s livelihood. Here are quite a few more suggestions on how to minimize the possibility of an electrical fire in the home.

Great Décor Tips for Fall in Baton Rouge

by Glenda Daughety & Team

Pumpkins. A sure sign that fall is on your doorstep or is already falling much great gusto from your trees. Matching this cheerful end-of-summer Baton Rouge sensation with fresh homey decoration ideas is an absolute must. To start with, an awesome pumpkin or two on your front porch and strategically placed saucer pumpkins will add to the effect.

Don’t forget the trees outside generously dropping their spring and summer growth. Now is the best time to take advantage of their seasonal molting to brighten up your home with some gorgeous Louisiana colors, like leaf art. Don’t forget the fun variety of twigs and berries that can become art pieces to make entertaining fall vases and fun DIY welcome wreaths.

Don’t forget that wood stove that’s been sitting quietly over summer. Bring out your best for the fall as California nights start getting cooler, giving you a reason to huddle around the warm and mesmerizing flames with friends and family to remember the good times, and to look forward to many more to come.

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RE/MAX First
Office: 225-291-1234
Cell: 225-205-2672
4750 Sherwood Common Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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Licensed Realtor in the State of Louisiana by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission



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