A Louisiana native, Jasper Augustine excels in helping people market their home with maximum exposure to get the most amount of money, in the least amount of time with the least amount of stress. He has successfully represented buyers and sellers in the real estate industry since 1996.
Jaspers impressive background includes being an education major at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA where he also became a school teacher. Before becoming a Realtor, he was also an executive with the Boys Scouts and owned and operated his own business for 25 yrs.
Jasper and his wife, Kathy, share an interest in continued education. Education inspires excellence. A Realtor who has completed a rigorous course of study to earn a professional designation is well prepared to guide clients through the dynamics of today’s real estate market with superior expertise and brings innovation and fresh solutions to every real estate transaction. Many designations also represent specialized training in a specific aspect of the industry such as facilitating short sales, working with senior home buyers and sellers, or marketing luxury and resort properties. Here is a list of a few designations Jasper has earned and what they can mean to you.
REALTOR is the one of the easier credentials to obtain (but one of the hardest to live up to). A REALTOR is a real estate agent that belongs to the National Association of REALTORS and agrees to follow the Realtor Code of Ethics
Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
Realtors® with the CDPE designation have comprehensive training and experience to better deal with the complex issues of today’s roller coaster real estate industry and are knowledgeable of foreclosure avoidance options. Speaking with a well-informed, licensed real estate professional is the best course of action a homeowner in distress can make. Realtor®with their CDPE have the tools to find the best solutions for each of their client’s unique situations.
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Realtors® with the Certified Residential Specialist certification has earned the highest designation available for sales associates in residential sales. CRS recognizes professional accomplishments in both education and experience. Only 5% of all Realtors® have the CRS designation. Realtors® with this designation have proven track records, higher level of training, experience, and commitment to make them the best in their industry.
Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI)
Realtors® with their GRI designation are national recognized for their dedication to furthering their essential knowledge and skills as a REALTOR®. Agents with this designation have successfully gone through 92 hours of rigorous educational courses. These agents possess tremendous knowledge about residential marketing, cost basis, appreciation methods,
investment property, construction requirements, real estate tax concepts, real estate exchanges, capital gains, and various
types of mortgage programs.
In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and knows how to make gumbo and crawfish
etouffe as well as spending time with his quickly growing grand kids.
Jasper listens to what his clients want and makes every effort to find it. He takes
great pride in fulfilling his customers' needs and enjoys the contact with people and
satisfaction in doing an exceptional job for his clients and friends.