Thank you for giving me the opportunity to discuss the future sale of your home. Enclosed is my exclusive Pre-Listing Package. I am confident you will feel that the programs I outline for you will provide you with the greatest possibility of selling your home for the highest price in the shortest period with the least amount of hassles. I have enclosed several useful documents about the home-selling process and the benefits I can offer you. It is my goal to exceed your expectations with superior real estate consulting services. I look forward to getting your home sold and helping you, your friends, and your family with all real estate goals.
Tracy Mathis-DiBenedetto
CEO / Broker

As your REALTOR® I promise that I will:

  • Provide you with excellent Customer Service during the entire selling process including, taking the time to understand your wants, needs and expectations, returning your calls and emails the same day and being honest with you always.
  • Help you obtain the highest possible price for your house in the shortest amount of time.
  • Advise you on pricing and assist you with staging your home.
  • Implement the 10 Point Marketing Plan to market your house through as many channels as possible.
  • Coordinate the home showing process.
  • Present all offers in a timely fashion and advise you on the terms and contingencies.
  • Negotiate offers on your behalf.
  • Schedule and coordinate completion of contingencies and inspections.
  • Monitor the buyer’s loan process.
  • Coordinate and supervise the preparation of all closing documents and guide you through the closing process.

I look forward to selling your property!

About Me

My family and I live in Geismar “Dutchtown”. I have lived here for 17 years now. I was born and raised in the Baton Rouge and moved to Livingston Parish in High School until College. Needless to say, I am familiar with all of these areas!!

My children are
Shelby (26)
Carson (13)
Tripp (2).
My husband Cory is also part of my Real Estate Team.

We are proud members of our church HPC and try our best to raise our family with Christian values. We are also on our neighborhood HOA board and try to make a difference volunteering as often as we can.

Prior to selling Real Estate, I was a Sr. Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, and YES, I drove a PINK Cadillac for 6 years!!
I got into real estate because I enjoy people! I enjoy helping people with one of the most important decisions of their lives, BUYING or SELLING a home. I am thankful to be trusted so much.

I have been a Realtor since 2007. I chose to open my own company Southern Homes Realty LLC in 2010 because I wanted to be able to give my clients the personal attention that I could monitor and regulate.
I wanted to display my work ethic and teach others to do the same. 

When we are not working, we enjoy getting together with friends and family, cooking, playing cards, board games, boating, and swimming in our neighborhood pool.
Whether in life or in business, my goal is to be the best person I can be and to treat others the way they should be treated – with respect.

So Many Decisions

There is so much to think about when selling your home:

  • Is it a buyers’ market or a sellers’ market?
  • How can I price my home so that it sells quickly?
  • What marketing strategies are effective and will sell my home quickly?
  • What’s this thing called “curb appeal?”
  • What should I do to have my home in top-selling condition?
  • How much should I fix? How much should I leave as-is?
  • How much of a hassle is involved in showing my home?
  • Should I try to sell my home all by myself? Or should I use an agent?
  • What about all the paperwork and legalities?
  • What about my next home? Should I buy or rent?
    and More!

I Can Help!

I am more than happy to answer any of your questions. Please put a check next to any of the above that you want to discuss.

Benefits of Using an Agent

Time is Money

How much is your time worth? $___________ per hour. If you don’t use a real estate professional expect to spend at least 100 hours selling your home – assuming there are no problems! Considering your work, family, and personal commitments, is that the best use of your time?

It’s a Big Deal

Selling (and buying) a home is a big deal. Most people don’t sell more than two homes in their lifetime, so it’s not something they develop expertise in. There are ever-changing laws, ethical practices and practical considerations that you don’t want to learn on your own through trial and error or relying on a book or information off the Internet. It’s just not worth the risk. I Can Help!

My goal is to give you a 10+ experience!

What Benefits I provide to you:

  • 1. Consult with you on how to get your home in top-selling condition.
  • 2. Give you up-to-date information on what’s happening in the marketplace.
  • 3. Provide you with information on competing properties; e.g. list price versus actual SOLD price, financing terms, condition and more.
  • 4. Market your home to other real estate agents and the public using research-based marketing strategies.
  • 5. Help you objectively evaluate and negotiate every buyer’s offer without compromising your position.

  • 6. Help you close on the sale of your home.


  • We want to WOW prospective buyers during the first 30 days that your home is on the market.
  • Having up-to-date market information helps us strategize.
  • The fair market value of your home is determined by what competing properties are selling for right now.
  • There is a misconception that just listing your home on “ Zillow “ sells real estate.

  • An offer is just the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing – a lot of possible pitfalls. I can help you write a legally binding win-win contract that is more likely to make it through the process.
  • The paperwork alone is overwhelming, and it is not unusual for questions or unexpected problems to occur during closing (settlement).

What to expect during the selling process

  1. Define your goals, wants, needs and expectations. A good place to begin is by exploring your short and long-term goals in life and how selling your home fits in. I will walk through a process I use to thoroughly understand my client’s goals, wants and needs to ensure that your expectations are met.
  2. Determine the best price for what’s going on in the market right now. We assess the current state of the market and what comparable homes are selling for by reviewing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your home. That way, we can objectively determine its fair market value and price it right.
  3. Prepare your property so that it is in top-selling condition. Most of us don’t keep our homes in top-selling condition. I will work with you to help you see things from a buyer’s point of view. I will consult with you on what to repair, replace, or remove so that your home makes a GREAT first impression.
  4. Implement time-proven, research-based marketing strategies. Your home will be marketed with a 10-point marketing plan that has the highest potential for bringing not only the most buyers, but also the most qualified buyers to your doorstep.
  5. Show your property. Always keep your home in top-selling condition. When you leave for work, make sure that your home remains in top-selling condition. You know what they say about first impressions!
  6. Receive an offer. When a buyer decides to buy your home, an offer will be presented. I will advise you on the offer and whether the buyer is qualified to purchase your home.
  7. Negotiate to sell. Most offers require some level of negotiation. We will work together to decide your parameter and I will negotiate on your behalf.
  8. Have your home appraised and inspected. Once you have accepted an offer, I will work with the buyer’s agent to coordinate an appraisal, inspections and a survey (if required). If the buyer requires that certain repairs be made on your home, I will continue to negotiate on your behalf and recommend vendors, so we move successfully from contract to closing.
  9. Prepare for closing. A few days before closing (also known as settlement), I will contact the title company and the buyer’s agent to ensure that all the necessary forms and documents have been prepared. I will meet with you to review the closing documents and let you know what additional forms and information you need to bring to the closing meeting.
  10. Close! At the closing meeting, ownership of your property is legally transferred to the buyer. I will be present to advise you and ensure that everything goes according to plan.