Hi my name is Sandy Scallan and not only am I committed to helping you with your dreams of home ownership, but I am also in an exceptional position to do so, having unique skills and experience rare in the average real estate agent.
As a full-time REALTOR® with Villar & Co. Real Estate, I have a broad knowledge of the housing industry. I am also a member of the GBRAR (Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors), and an Associate member of CRBA (Capital Region Builders Association).
Please feel free to contact me at Villar & Co. Real Estate to help you find the home of your dreams! Call me on my cell phone (225-715-3972), or at the office (225-744-2610) or send me an email Sandy@VillarRealEstate.com and we'll set-up a mutually convenient time to meet.
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My Professional Associations, Certifications and Designations
Accredited Staging® Professional®
An Accredited Staging® Professional® (ASP®) is a dedicated professional who has studied and learned the proven and powerful techniques of Staging® homes. An Accredited Staging® Professional® (ASP®) has successfully completed a detailed ASP® course and passed a required thorough examination on preparing homes for sale. Staged® Homes traditionally present themselves better than the competition by being clean, clutter-free, and ready to show to prospective buyers. An Accredited Staging® Professional® (ASP®) is committed to the principles and practices of marketing properties as Staged® Homes.
NAR - National Association of REALTOR® - The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® strives to be the collective force influencing and shaping the real estate industry. It seeks to be the leading advocate of the right to own, use, and transfer real property; the acknowledged leader in developing standards for efficient, effective, and ethical real estate business practices; and valued by highly skilled real estate professionals and viewed by them as crucial to their success.
REALTORS who have dedicated their time and money on real estate education to bring you quality service.
Graduate REALTOR® Institute designers have made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services to their clients. The GRI curriculum incorporates a common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals. A REALTOR® who possesses the GRI designation has not only completed a course of study required by the program, but also subscribes to the Code of Ethics of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Have taken at least 90 hours of specialized real estate related courses.
Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) is the designation awarded by state associations to members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® who successfully complete a predetermined course of study.
Are up to date on the latest real estate trends and issues.
Any person awarded the GRI designation must be a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and must maintain that membership to retain the designation.
ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) - NAR's designation for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients.
SRS (Seller Representative Specialist) - the premiere seller agency designation, conferred by the SRS Council, recognizing real estate professionals who have completed special education in seller representation.
Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® - a private trade association of licensed real estate brokers and agents, certified appraisers (and some others in affiliated businesses) in the jurisdiction as assigned by the National Association of REALTORS® who have agreed to come together for purposes of self interest and agreed to abide by a Code of Ethics.
Green Building" and "Earth-Friendly Technologies"I have a strong knowledge of the "Green Building" and "Earth-Friendly Technologies". Currently, I hold 3 separate certifications in this area:
- Green Designation for Realtors®
- Certified Eco-Broker®
- Certified Green Professional ™
Green Designation for Realtors® - The National Association of Realtors® has introduced a new Green designation for Realtors®. The designation will help home buyers and sellers who care about energy efficiency and environmentally sound building practices identify Realtors® who can help them meet their green home goals. I was in NAR's first-ever Green Designation class held in Orlando, Nov 5-6, 2008.
I have recently received certification as a Continuing Education Instructor for Realtors, and will focus on teaching Green related courses.
Certified Eco-Broker® EcoBroker Certified® professionals help clients market properties with green features, save money, and live comfortably, through energy efficiency and environmentally-sensitive choices. I was the first Certified Eco-Brokers in the state of Louisiana, and the first Eco-Broker in the Baton Rouge Metro Area.
NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) - member NAHB, and CGP (Certified Green Professional)
Certified Green Professional ™- The National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional™ designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. Classwork leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.
Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place. The NAHB RemodelorsTM Council, in collaboration with the AARP, NAHB Research Center, and NAHB Seniors Housing Council, developed this program to provide comprehensive, practical, market-specific information about working with older and maturing adults to remodel their homes for aging-in-place.
Aging-in-place means remaining in one's home safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level. It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one's maturing years, and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and the special events that enrich all our lives. It means the reassurance of being able to call a house a "home" for a lifetime
Capital Region Builders Association - Associate member, Sales and Marketing Committee, Green Building Committee