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From Leo Desselle
Choosing the right realtor is an important step in selling your home, so here is a little more about me:
I first heard about Dave Ramsey in 2007, right after I graduated from LSU. My favorite quote of his is, “Live like no one else, so later you can give like no one else.” I have truly taken that to heart and remind myself of it every day.
I earned my real estate license immediately after graduating from college, and partnered up with some of Baton Rouge’s best realtors to learn everything I could about the industry. My wife (fiancée at the time) had three specific goals in mind: to be debt-free, to have our emergency fund established, and to save enough money to make a down payment on our first home. In just one year, we paid off more than $30,000 in student loans, car loans, and credit card debt.
After we got married, my wife got her real estate license, and we made a phenomenal team. Two years later, we had our first child, Leo Paul V. We wanted to have another child but were still determined to remain debt-free. In five years, we had saved and developed enough equity in our house to put a down payment on the construction of our new home. We had our second child, Landry, a few months after the house was completed.
After eight years of working with some of the finest agents around, my wife and I wanted to open our own real estate brokerage. In 2014, I went back to school and obtained my broker’s license. November, that same year, we opened Pennant Real Estate. My reputation of having a great work ethic coupled with a friendly nature, led to nine agents joining me immediately. In my eight years in the industry, I have sold well over 100 homes and have loved every minute of it.
I truly believe that one of the reasons God has put me on this earth is to help people. I feel like I have a true gift when it comes to this business. I love the feeling of satisfaction I get after helping someone buy their dream home and the relief on the faces of clients who I help sell a house they thought was impossible to sell. The hug I get at the closing table reminds me how important what I do is. I love what I do and I thank God for putting me in a position to do it. And of course, I’m thankful for Dave Ramsey and his guidance.
ELPs Earn Dave’s Endorsement
They Can’t Buy It.
Being an ELP isn’t easy; it’s hard work because ELPs are held to a higher standard of excellence. While ELPs do pay a fee to cover website maintenance and employment costs, Dave’s endorsement is not bought—it’s earned. We have a 45-person team that interviews potential ELPs several times and provides support to make sure your ELP provides the advice Dave would give. We also make sure that every ELP is someone you feel comfortable talking to and is a person you can trust.
On top of that, we evaluate the performance of all ELPs every month to make sure we recommend you to the best agent possible. Also, every person who uses an ELP has a chance to grade them based on their personal experience through surveys we provide.
ELPs Give Great Customer Service and are Easy to Understand
We make sure each of our ELPs truly has the heart of a teacher, so you can trust your ELP to provide top-notch customer service. No one likes to be talked down or made to feel as if they don’t matter. Our ELPs take pride in the fact that they treat each Dave fan like a friend.
The ELP program is designed to help you make money and save money It’s simple! If this program didn’t benefit you, we wouldn’t do it.
Why use a real estate agent?
It’s a fact that people who use a good agent sell their home faster and for more money. In fact, a study by the National Association of Realtors shows that people who use an agent sell their homes for 16% more than people who don’t. Trying to sell your home yourself or using an inexperienced agent can cost you thousands more, not including time and frustration.