My Client Testimonials

    Tena's remembrances along the path of selling our home were both welcome and unexpected. We recommend her expertise. B. and P. Griffin
    We hired Tena after interviewing six agents because we had the feeling that, of all the realtors we interviewed, she would do the best job of supporting us through the sales process. We couldn't have made a better choice. H. F. Amerau
    Thank you for all of your work in helping us find our new home. C. and D. Evans
    Thank you for the time and the courtesy you showed my son. He's waited to long and now you've made his dream come true. C. Keller
    I am really enjoying my new house. Everyday I am trying to make it feel more like home. I have been really blessed to find an agent who was as dedicated as you. S. Brouillette
    Just wanted to thank you again for all your hard work to get our house sold and for attending closing for us. You have been a joy to work with. T. and K. Murphy
    I wanted to tell you thank you. We are enjoying the house so much and you will not believe what all we have done. You really made the process easy, and you were great to work with. Thanks so much. C. and M. Sumner
    Your hard work and patience are greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for hanging in there. May God bless you. E. Smith
    Thanks for putting up with me. You're the best! B. Reeves
    You are such a treasure and your kindness continues to warm our hearts. Thanks again for everything. D. and J. Good
    To the best agent in the world! I just wanted to tell you my appreciation for all your hard work, ideas, thoughtfulness, patience, support, advice and most of all, for being a friend. A. Giday
    Thank you for everything you do for me. You are absolutely the BEST!!! D. Alford
    What would I have done without you? Thank you. E. Venable
    You are such a treasure and your kindness continues to warm our hearts. Thanks again for everything. D. and J. Good
    Tena was absolutely wonderful. This was the easiest move I've had to make because of her expert assistance. B. Kruggel
    Thank you so much for making what seemed to me to be an unreachable dream a reality! I am ever so grateful!! J. Chappel

    My Experience

    • 19+ Years as a national bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
    • 17+ Years as a real estate advisor/consultant/agent licensed first in MD, DC and VA and since 2004 in LA

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Graduate, Realtors Institute
    • Accredited Buyer's Representative

    My Community Involvement

    • Caddo Parish Election Commissioner
    • Certified Louisiana Master Gardener
    • Southern Hills Homeowners Association
    • Red River Coalition of Community Gardeners
    • Northern and Central Louisiana Interfaith
    • All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church

    Local Insights

    My Blog

    You Don't Have to Be a Hoarder...

    to have too much stuff. If you haven't heard of or read Marie Kondo's "The Life Saving Magic of Tidying Up," I highly recommend it. I found it a very interesting way to think about the spaces we occupy as home. Considering that an average Japanese resident lives in far less space than the average American, to realize they too have "stuff" issues was enlightening. For many Americans, minimalism as a concept is totally foreign. When we consider that the average home size has tripled in the pa...
    Apr 30, 2018 Selling a Home

    Is It the House of Is It Us?

    An agent friend and I were recently discussing the differences in buyer expectations, and often even those of real estate agents, in terms of property condition in our market. Having both been long time property owners as well as practitioners in the industry for a good number of years, we can recall a time when only newly constructed homes were expected to be like new. The need to renovate has become a virtual national past time, and in our local market, the desire for already turnkey propert...
    Mar 12, 2018 Real Estate News & Trends

    Designs Past Their Prime

    At various points in my years as a homeowner, I have purchased properties with one of more of these "offenses." But having grown up reading shelter magazines for fun, I always focused on floor plan and location rather than cosmetics that can easily be changed when making my purchase decision. In fact, I would rather make my own changes than pay for things that might be "up to date" but don't really reflect who I am. Having said that, today there are a whole new generation of home buyers who wa...
    Jan 10, 2018 Selling a Home

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