HomeSmart Realty South, a franchisee of HomeSmart International, has expanded in to Louisiana and opened an office in Metairie.
HomeSmart is a national real estate brokerage that originated in Scottsdale, Arizona, and not has more than 100 offices in 17 States and 11,000 agents nationwide.
The local franchise is owned by Paul and Vickye Slater, and the office is located at 145 W. Harrison Ave. 145 W. Harrison Ave has roughly 1,475 square feet and was previously listed for $1,600 per month triple net. The ground floor is occupied by fitness concept Hour Blast. This is the first HomeSmart franchise in the State of Louisiana.
“We’re thrilled to have HomeSmart Realty South as part of our widely expanding company,” Bryan Brooks, senior vice president of franchise sales at HomeSmart International, said in a written statement. “Our entire team is committed to supporting the Slaters and their brokerage in the long-term growth and success of their HomeSmart franchise.”
Paul and Vickye have worked in real estate for more than 35 years. Vickye is also a licensed Louisiana attorney while Paul is a seasoned operations executive. Together, the couple has plans to grow their brokerage company by bringing the high value, low cost HomeSmart model to Louisiana.
“We’re excited to bring the HomeSmart brand to agents and consumers alike in Louisiana,” said Paul Slater. “This opportunity provides us with a platform to provide the highest levels of service and support to our agents so they can best serve their clients’ needs.”