Eric Bates

    Eric Bates

    I have been in real estate for 22+ years. Serving the Shreveport, Bossier City, Benton and Haughton areas. I graduated with a degree in Finance from LSU before beginning my career in real estate.

    My family built the Water's Edge subdivision on Cypress Lake. I became a realtor to help sell the property. I quickly realized how much I loved the business and seeing people purchase their dream property to build their home. It was exciting! This is the American dream-owning your own home. It is also the largest asset you are likely to buy. It is good to have a realtor who knows the business and has the experience to look out for your best interest.

    I realize selling or buying a home can be very stressful. So I strive to take as much of the stress off of you as possible. If I need to schedule some yard work, maintenance, power washing, carpet or house cleaning, paint touchups big or small, I can do that for you. I strive to make this process quick as possible and with the least stress to you.

    Most everyone has credit issues, and a good realtor surrounds themselves with lenders who can help. Lenders can help you get yourself in shape to buy the home of your dreams. Buying or selling a home requires many things: a lender, a title company, repair workers, cosmetic people, etc. We have good people we have used for years. We are truly here to help you in every way we can.

    I am also backed by Century 21, elite, which is one of the top companies in the United States. Not only are we premier agents of Zillow, Trulia, and those type sites, but our company has over 200+ websites of its own that feed a database of buyers back to our local market We have a great marketing plan that will reach people all over the United States. Our plan covers social media, YouTube, Facebook that people are active on. Our plan is to market your home quickly, get the most for your home as stress free as possible to you.

    Recently, my wife, Pam, has joined me in this business. Together, "THE BATES TEAM" will make your dreams come true. The interest rates are low and we have a low inventory of homes. It is the right time to sell your home for top dollar or buy with the lowest interest rates. Our goal to you is to give you the best possible service to make you want to be a customer with us for life and tell your family and friends about us. In fact, it is word of mouth that has fueled our business for 22 years. We thrive on building a trusting bond with all of our clients. Communication is the number one thing we enjoy. Keeping you informed every step of he process. Helping you make the right decisions.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

    My Client Testimonials

    Love working with Eric and his wife. Will be using them again. ~ Nathan Young bossier city Louisiana
    Eric Bates was such a friendly, knowledgeable agent to deal with. It was a joy to work with him. ~ James Thomas, Shreveport
    Eric has many years of experience and is very professional and both Eric and Pam are approachable and communicate very well. We didn't have to reach out for information. Pam is meticulous and organized. We trust them and even had a POA for Pam to close for us because we live in a different state. We received offers very quickly. It was exciting and we are very pleased with how Eric and Pam Bates took care of us. They were straight forward with what we needed to repair to make the house perfect, and they made sure we understood which offers were the best for our situation. They made us feel comfortable when we chose which offer to accept. We recommend Eric and Pamela Bates and hope you consider them for your Real Estate needs. ~ John E. Sabrowski
    My son had previously purchased land from Eric. He was very impressed and referred Eric to me. My son was right. Erica and his wife Pam are a great team to work with. I am moving from an other state and they have helped me with everything I needed to make the purchase of my house and moving as smooth as possible. ~ Donna Olsen - Dixon, Illinois moving to Benton LA
    Eric and Pam were extremely patient with us through this process. They made the whole house buying process as easy as they could. I would highly recommend them to anyone! ~ J. Johnson
    Eric Bates Was very helpful and kind. He is really a well spoken organized well put together guy. He stays on top of things and let¿s you know as soon as he knows something. He has a lot of knowledge about buying and selling houses. I will be letting my friends and family know about him. ~ Nathan young in bossier city
    Fantastic service. His experience in the field n local knowledge proved essential His professionalism n local knowledge were both key in this purchase. I Could not be more pleased with all aspects from initial discussions about the possibility of a purchase to research to the final sale. He really did an excellent job Thank you ~ Ross Owen Shreveport
    If a person wants to sale quickly contact Eric Bates. He and Century 21 will get it done!! ~ Pam Shreveport, La
    We had a great experience with Mr. Bates. He was professional and made our home buying experience simple as it could be. Highly recommended him and we will be using him in future transactions. ~ Mitchell Kiel Bossier city
    Great agent. Went out of his way to make the sale. Highly recommend Eric Bates ~ John Doe Shreveport
    Eric worked hard to sell my property. He was diligent in pursuing leads that led to the sale. I recommend him to everyone! ~ DWB, Shreveport, LA
    Eric was worked really hard to find the right house and made sure all items in regards to the house where taken care of. There was issues that came up during the inspection of the property. He put in a great deal of time making sure all issues we had where corrected and done properly. He also went out of his way to meet us on our schedule, working late evenings and weekends,even early mornings to make things easier for our chaotic schedule. I would definitely recommend Eric Bates to any one looking for a realtor. ~ Kenney Ruyle Shreveport, Louisiana
    I am a first time home buyer i didn't know about all the red tape that's involved in purchasing a home...But GOD knew exactly who to put me in touch with to make this transition go as smoothly as possible..Eric was very understanding and patient with me and my husband i couldn't be more happier and pleased with Eric's work and willingness to help us. KUDOS TO ERIC He's the BEST ~ Ray and Sonya Hunter shreveport
    When the first sale did not go through due to buyer issues, Eric immediately began to repost and really push my home to get a new contract. The closing was the smoothest legal process that I have ever encountered. He really listened to me and my desires and got it done!! He is awesome to work with and knows what he is doing. Eric Bates is wonderful to work with. He is open and honest about the process, what to expect and answering questions and calming fears and stress. He stayed in constant contact and kept me updated on all steps of the process. He kept me in touch with reality when I thought it was taking too long. He grounded me with real expectations and timeframes. He is kind, considerate and extremely patient with "older" people (me) even when I asked the same questions more than once. If I EVER need a realtor again, I will do my best to find Eric!! Century 21 Elite is a winner as long as they have Eric Bates!!! Wonderful is all I can say!! Eric was ALWAYS available and responded immediately to me. ~ Wanda Doughty -Euless, TX
    Eric always responded quickly to my questions when texted or called. Anytime he did not know the answer to a question, he quickly found out the answer and contacted me back within minutes. THAT is customer serbice, a rare thing now adays ~ Todd Partain, Shreveport
    Very professional friendly easy to Work with knowledgeable. Excellent experience ~ Marcus G Shreveport, LA
    He handled every aspect of the transaction perfectly many things I had no clue about he knew precisely what to do to protect my interest. He made it the most pleasant home purchase I have done. Truly a great experience. Please thank him for me ~ Ross Owen. Shreveport
    After my husband passed away, I needed to downsize and move closer to my children. I say, If you do not want to sell your house, do not get Eric. I was hoping it would take a long time to sell. My son hired Eric and it sold very quickly. I was not ready for it to sell so quickly. He did a great job in all aspects of the sell. He even helped me find an apartment to live in until I could move out of town to be closer to my children. Laverne Hounsel. Mesquite Texas


      My Experience

      • I have lived in the Shreveport / Bossier area for 49 years.
      • I have been a Realtor for 22+ years
      • I am an owner / agent of Water's Edge subdivision as well as work for CENTURY 21, Elite in Shreveport Office

      My Credentials and Memberships

      • I serve on the Board of the Bridge House. We help men in recovery. Member of the MLS; NWLAR; NAR

      My Community Involvement

      • I am a board member of The Bridge House in Shreveport, Louisiana. We help men in recovery rebuild their lives.
      • I am a member of University church of Christ where together we support various events around the Ark-La-Tex. Such as: a back-pack program for schools, Recognizing our Police with a luncheon, various Holiday events. Giving to a widow's ministry and Family ministry.

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