The Blog of CENTURY 21 Bessette Realty, Inc.

How To Know When To Move

How To Know When To Move

Knowing that it's time to buy a new home can go one of two ways: it can be as clear as day or quite murky and unsure. When the decision process is stuck in that stagnant middle ground, it helps to...

FYI: All about HOA’s

FYI: All about HOA’s

Throughout Southwest Louisiana, as well as across the country, residents within neighborhoods form homeowner's associations, or HOA's. These are usually found in planned neighborhoods; they exist to...

Inspect Before You Buy

Inspect Before You Buy

Thanks to curb appeal, updated landscaping, and beautiful home staging, it can be easy to get swept up in the excitement of choosing a new home. The homes on the market are likely looking as good as...

5 Tips to Make Your Home a Great Buy

5 Tips to Make Your Home a Great Buy

The temperatures aren't the only thing rising; home sales in Southwest Louisiana are hot, hot, hot!  If you're home is on the market during the spring and summer, chances are it won't be for long,...

Growing Families Need More Space

Growing Families Need More Space

The charming cottage that you and your husband or wife bought as newlyweds may have lost some of its luster now that you have two children, a dog, and a bird. There isn't quite as much room as you...

Realtor Relationship Goals

Realtor Relationship Goals

Buying or selling a home can be stressful and exhilarating at the same time. It's a major life decision, involves uprooting your family, the packing and sorting can be emotionally and physically...

Setting the Stage for a Sale

Setting the Stage for a Sale

Selling a home during winter in Southwest Louisiana may not be ideal, but not impossible. Careful staging is the key. If your home has a gas fireplace, have it on during every showing when the...

Holiday Decorating with Selling in Mind

Holiday Decorating with Selling in Mind

'Tis the season for sipping cocoa by the fire, finding the perfect Christmas tree, and catching up with friends at holiday parties. While the holidays are filled with good cheer, it's not necessarily...