Donnette Koertge was a military spouse for 26 years and moved a total of 17 times. She knows first hand the challenges of moving with the military, from VA loans to scrambling to find schools and temporary housing, and sometimes living for weeks with out household goods. Donnette is very sympathetic, but also well-versed in getting herself and others through a military move or corporate relocation. She helps her clients connect with groups and organizations that fit their lifestyles as well as their medical needs. Years of up rooting her family of three kids have given her great insight and tools to help others find their way in a new city.
Donnette has lived in Shreveport/Bossier City for 16 years and considers it her forever home. She has been licensed as a realtor for 6 years and loves the challenge of negotiating on both sides. She loves to get her buyers the best deal possible and her sellers the most money possible! Whether you are looking for a residential, land, or commercial agent, Donnette Koertge can help! She has experience with all three. Donnette has been a top producer for the last few years, and she is very thankful that her business continues to grow. She is also a fairly new “Mimi” and loves her life, both personal and professional. Before Real Estate, Donnette was the proud owner of a quilt and fabric shop on Benton Road called Cotton Candy Quilts. She loves all textiles and introducing fabric and quilting to new hobbyists. The wonderful commonality between her previous business and real estate is that she was and is always surrounded by people, which is her real passion. Donnette’s goal is to make her clients feel comfortable and make the process of buying or selling a home less stressful. Her clients view her as knowledgeable and professional: like a friend helping them accomplish their real estate goals. Real estate transactions can be stressful on either side. Donnette likes to take as much of the stress from clients as possible, providing a sense of calm, answering their questions, and making herself available as much as possible. They know they can reach her and that she returns all calls on the same day. This is increasingly important in a market where, in some instances, homes are listed and sold in only a day. Communication is vital and one of Donnette’s strengths in Real Estate. There really are no dumb questions, only missed opportunities to ask them. If Donnette could offer any advice to a buyer, it would be: Get prequalified with a local lender BEFORE you begin looking at homes. Do all of your research about the areas you are considering: school rankings, crime rates, traffic, convenience, etc. Narrow it down to neighborhoods you truly love and see yourself happy in. There is no such thing as over-communicating in real estate. The more you share with your agent about what you want, the better they will serve you. Donnette’s advice to sellers would be: Purge! If you don’t need it or love it, let it go. When it comes to pricing, have realistic expectations. Hire an agent you trust to always be honest with you and not just say the things you want to hear. Look at the comps with your agent when it’s time to price your home. Listen to what they share with you about appraisals and how those comps lead the appraiser to establish a value for your home and, therefore, where your list price should fall. Above all else, Donnette believes that communication is the key to a successful real estate transaction. She hopes you will consider her if you are ever in need of a motivated, knowledgeable, and friendly agent!
2146 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA 71111
(318) 747-5411 Office
(318) 780-8969 Direct Each office is independently owned and operated. Licensed by the Louisiana Real Estate Commission