NOLA Lifestyles: Irish Channel

Michael Styles, New Orleans Realtor, and his good friend and client Houston Ward share a pint of Guinness on St. Patty’s day and discuss life in his New Orleans’ neighborhood the “Irish Channel.”

NOLA Lifestyles Season 2 Premiere: DeSaix

NOLA Lifestyles with Michael Styles is returning for a second season to showcase more neighborhoods in the great city of New Orleans (and if we’re being real, in another attempt to be picked up by HGTV or at least Bravo.)

This season hopes to cover areas such as Fountainbleau, Mid City, Treme, Algier’s Point, St. Roch, the Bywater, and more,
and will feature the best clients a Realtor could ask for.
Our first episode features Michael’s own home and neighborhood
with a very special guest- Michael’s roommate, best friend and “teammate”, Reed Wendorf!

Enjoy!

Why Won’t My House Sell?

Three Reasons Why Your House Hasn’t Sold

Selling your house can stressful time.  Often times Sellers will expect calls and offers as soon as they put the “For Sale” sign out front, and they don’t come.  If you’re reading this article you could be in this very situation right now.  A house that won’t sell can be demoralizing and confusing.  Here are three reasons why your house hasn’t sold:

You’re not using an agent.

Sellers hire a Realtor to sell their home because a Realtor will maximize the Seller’s return on the sale of the house.  Generally, a person who sells a property “For Sale By Owner” will make only 94% of what they would have made working with an agent including that agent’s commission.  A Realtor offers their network and abilities to move your property and you should have one represent you in a sale.

You aren’t doing any marketing or advertising.

A good agent will spend several hundred if not over $1,000.00 on advertising a property through multiple mediums and marketing the property to reach prospective buyers.  This also includes providing professional photography, a floor plan, and food and drink for Open Houses and Broker Tours.  (A Realtor will pay for these expenses out of pocket.)  These days, the internet affords smarter ways to pinpoint your best leads/prospective buyers.  Find an agent who knows how to use these tools.

Your house is priced too high.

The market speaks for itself.  It comes down to location, condition, and price.  At the end of the day, if you have hired a competent agent and they have pumped money into marketing and advertising and the house still hasn’t sold it’s because the price isn’t right. You can’t change your house’s location.  If you have the means and energy to make changes to your property, that is an alternative to dropping the price.  Open Houses will provide opportunities for feedback.  For example, if everyone is saying the kitchen needs to be redone, and you don’t want to drop the price then re-do the kitchen.  Otherwise, reduce the price.

If you are looking to sell your house and would like a free consultation on how to move your property from “active” to sold, contact Michael here.

Sold in the French Quarter!

This French Quarter property was recently sold by Michael Styles.  More information at this link.

Congrats and welcome to the neighborhood, Donny!

Price Reduction on 2633 Governor Nicholls in Treme

A Treme Four-Plex in good condition in Treme has recently been reduced by $30,000!  More information on the property can be found here:

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Now For Sale in Treme!

NOLA Lifestyles: Gentilly

Michael visits client and Nola Softball League rival Brandon Woodfork at his newly renovated New Orleans home in Gentilly.  The two talk about the booming neighborhood and all it has to offer, as well as some softball smack talk.

Now for Sale in Oak Park/Gentilly

If you are looking for all of the comforts and benefits of Lakeview at a more reasonable price, look no further than Gentilly!

Unbeatable proximity to City Park and easy access to Robert E Lee/610.  French doors in master bedroom lead to balcony overlooking completely fenced-in backyard.  Property lies on enormous double lot that offers plenty of opportunity for subdividing and building or constructing a pool whilst leaving room to spare.  Lots of natural light.  Pack rat’s dream; abundance of storage space inside as well underneath the property in the unfinished first-story.

Click here for more information.