– Helene Kurtz –
Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners
8686 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Markets Served: Baton Rouge, LA;
Specialties: College Communities; Executive Relocation; Gated Communities; International Buyers;
What do Clients Say?
“Helene starting working with Catherine and I about a year ago when we were referred to her through a colleague and dear friend of hers and ours. Helene has an incredible knowledge of the marketplace. She was able to tailor searches of Baton Rouge with houses that fit our needs spotting value and making great recommendations. The most impressive thing about Helene is that she was more than just a real estate professional, she took a personal interest in our specific needs and interests. Helene went above and beyond my expectations following up with inspectors, meeting experts and keeping everyone on course. At her fingertips she has a name and a number for painters, contractors, building suppliers, inspectors and professionals who give her clients good information. Through the negotiation process and the closing, she was money. Catherine and I fully and totally recommend Helene Kurtz!!”Bill and Catherine
“We have bought and sold many homes throughout the years, and have had the opportunity to work with some wonderful realtors. Helene Kurtz is our favorite. She represented us as a buyer’s agent as we searched for a townhouse in Baton Rouge. Helene listened to us every step of the way, she focused on understanding our needs and on meeting them. Throughout the entire process Helene was there providing support, guidance and candid feedback. She is extremely knowledgable about the area real estate market, and all facets of the buying process. Helene maintains frequent communication, she is accessible, and responsive in a kind, positive, professional manner. It was our pleasure to work with Helene.”Kevin and Jackie
“We found a house which we loved at a time when we were not really looking for one. Our schedule was very busy and buying and selling houses added a lot to it. Helene masterfully coordinated buying our new house and selling our old house at the same time. She made it possible by accommodating any needs we had, especially with us being out of country for a period of time. At the end of this experience we had the house we wanted and were blessed with a new friend.”Horia and Catalina
“We are completely delighted with our experience with Helene. She got our house sold quickly for the price we asked, and got us into a new place that met all of our long list of “wants”. All this happened because of Helene’s professionalism, experience, and how hard she worked. We’ve recommended her to others and we’d work with her again without hesitation.”Jim and Bridget
“First, we would like to thank Helene Kurtz for her diligent work and unwavering commitment she provided during our first time home buying. Helene Kurtz is one of the best of best in her profession. Her philosophy is to find the house that fits your desire and dreams, not just simply to find a house for you. Helene is always one step ahead of you in the process to explain what happens next, so that all the decisions are made wisely. Helene’s knowledge, dedication and professionalism made us confident and comfortable during our home buying process. Her warm personality never made us to think we have a realtor beside us, indeed we felt that we have a trustworthy friend to support us. Even after we settled into our perfect house, she continued to be a big help through her source of contacts and advice. As we start an exciting phase in our lives, we acknowledge that Helene Kurtz was the right choice and we wholeheartedly recommend her as a Realtor to anyone.”Orhan and Funda
I began a career in real estate in 2006 and by the end of 2007 was one of the most successful realtors in the Baton Rouge area. That type of success requires a keen understanding of real estate values, mastery of technology, and a passion for excellence. But even more important is my commitment to provide clients with honest and informed advice and the highest level of customer service possible. For me, success is not only measured in the number of homes sold and the dollar value of those transactions. It's also the number of clients who have asked me to represent them in multiple transactions and refer me to friends and family. That's really the highest compliment a client can give.
I've been a manager, a director, and a consultant to Fortune 50 companies. Before beginning a career in real estate I was also the Chief Information Officer and Chief Strategist for one of the area’s largest hospitals. More recently I have served on an Agent Leadership Council, chaired the MLS User Committee, and have been a member of the MLS Committee for the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors. I also enjoy being a guest speaker at other brokerages where I share my expertise and learn from other realtors.
I specialize in neighborhoods close to Louisiana State University, South Baton Rouge, and adjoining communities in Ascension and Livingston Parishes. I represent buyers and sellers, helping them through each step in the sale or purchase process. When clients choose to work with me, they work with me personally. They are not turned over to a team member or to an assistant. I listen carefully and match their needs with market opportunities.
I have an undergraduate degree in Economics and a master's degree in Business Administration from Cornell University. Previous employers include Xerox Corporation, PepsiCo, Westat (a Washington, DC consulting firm), and Woman's Hospital. I am licensed to sell real estate in Louisiana and am a member of the Greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and National Associations of Realtors. In 2015 I became a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and subsequently earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation.
I've lived in Baton Rouge since 1992 with my husband, Richard Kurtz, who is on the faculty at Louisiana State University and Director of LSU's Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices. Our son, Brian, graduated from LSU in 2012 and LSU's Medical School in 2016. He is an Anesthesiology Resident at University of Texax Southwestern in Dallas. Our daughter, Laura, graduated from LSU's School of Architecture in 2017 and works at Bercy Chen Studio in Austin. We couldn't be prouder parents.