Testimonials

Here's what our clients have to say:

"Candace is an amazing realtor. She assisted me with both the sale of my home and the purchase of a new home within a two month time frame. She is very knowledgeable about real estate in general and the Louisiana capital area market, specifically. She was able to help me navigate some very tricky negotiations in both the sale and purchase process. She used her expertise to enable me to make the best decisions in a timely manner without making me feel pressured. She is honest, kind, direct, even tempered and firm (when negotiating) all at the same time. A gem and a rare find in the real estate industry. "
Lakesha Hart
"Candace is a gamechanger when it comes to working with buyers and sellers from any background! I've worked with her on numerous deals as both an investor and for my primary home and she has been a cut above the rest. "
Dr. Kelvin Jones
"I don’t know where to begin. All I can say is she’s the best at what she do! She keeps contact with you, she always checks on you when your feeling stressed out. She knows her information!!!! She is the best if I could give her 10 stars I would. Candace I would like to say thank you for all you have done for me and my family!"
Alicia Harris
My husband and I recently sold our 1st home and purchased the home of our dreams! Antonio Cousin of Service 1st Real Estate made both processes so much easier than we expected. Not only is he an experienced Realtor and Broker, he goes over and beyond to ensure his clients get the best deal no matter their financial situation. He made us feel like we were his only clients, as he made sure to reply to every email and text, following up with loads of pertinent information and valuable resources.
We are very satisfied with Service 1st Real Estate and highly recommended Antonio Cousin as an Agent.

Oh I almost forgot…..he buys the best new homeowner gifts for his clients! Gotta love this ??
Rachel Johnson
I don’t even know where to begin, because there are so many amazing things I can say about our experience with Service 1st Real Estate. My husband and I weren’t actually looking to start the process of selling and buying a house. However, Antonio convinced us that it was a great time, based on the housing market, to give it a shot. We had an amazing experience, with no problems whatsoever.

While I know this is not always the case, I can assure you that even if problems do arise, Antonio is so knowledgeable and passionate about his business that he will find a way to solve any problem. He is always on top of what needs to be done and he stays on top of you as his client to get things done. He is there with you every step of the way, especially when things may get a little worrisome. He made himself available to answer any questions that we had. He is AMAZING at what he does and what makes it even better, he truly enjoys it. I highly recommend Service 1st Real Estate. Thank you so much for everything, you are amazing!!!
Ashleigh Owens
Antonio is an amazing realtor! He is super knowledgeable and very prompt in his communication. I was able to be the first person to see a property in less than 3 hours after it hit the market, I submitted the very first offer, and Antonio gave me great advice on how to submit the strongest offer to ensure that my offer was accepted by the Seller. The Seller accept our offer over an all cash offer!

Additionally, when the appraisal came back at $50K under the listed price, Antonio moved swiftly to ensure that the Seller agreed to a much lower and advantageous sales price for me and was able to get it to be lower than what I was willing to pay. Antonio worked hard to ensure that I was able to close in less than 30 days. Take my word for it, give Antonio a call and let him work his magic. This was easily the best and smoothest home-buying experience I've ever had compared to the other times I've purchased a property.
Taneshia Straughter
I cannot speak highly enough of Antonio and Service 1st Real Estate. Antonio took the time to help me prepare for my home purchase over a year before I was ready to buy - connecting me with resources and providing knowledge to help me prepare for the process. When the time came, he was able to negotiate a fantastic sales price for me home (in today's crazy market no less!) and helped to set up and execute all of the various inspections needed to be able to close on the property quickly. Highly recommend!
Leslie Lazard
Antonio and the team at Service 1st Real Estate were incredible in helping my husband and I to secure our dream home in New Orleans. Antonio is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and always kept our best interests at heart. He's also a total pleasure to work with. I couldn't recommend him or the Service 1st team more highly!
Victoria Adams Phipps
Antonio Cousin was placed on our radar by GOD. He went to school with my cousin and even helped our high school mentor find her home. From the start, he WAS and IS more than knowledgeable, patient, and thorough in every encounter. His promptness, knowledge of the market, strategic mindset, kindness, and good energy made a potentially chaotic purchasing process simple.

We always sent a list of homes where he ALWAYS told us about his concerns and the research he wanted to do to make sure the house was even worth looking at with our specific situation. He truly treated the situation like he was purchasing the property – He looked out for us big time and had our best interest in mind.

Antonio Cousin will work with you to make your desires a reality. He is also very well-versed in dealing with other real estate agents. When there were disagreements about certain verbiage in documents, Antonio was patient, and humble and worked through some tough situations without breaking a sweat. His cool, calm mindset kept our anxiety low and gave us the confidence they would get the job done – and He Definitely did!
Jamaya Magee
Antonio was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Although this is my second home purchase, the process was still different. I am grateful I chose Antonio as my realtor to guide me. I recommend him to help you find your dream home! Keep up the great work Antonio!
Teaway Zehyoue Collins
Literally the best realtor you can ask for, professional, down to earth and most importantly gets the job done! Antonio got my seller to budge with the price when no one else could, thank you!
Krystal Harris
My husband and I contacted Antonio Cousin on a Friday night just minutes after seeing a triplex in a very desirable area come on the market. He counseled us on the best strategy in making our offer and it worked! Our offer beat 2 other offers and by that Sunday we were under contract.

From offer to closing, Antonio advised us through each step and was attentive and knowledgeable. He helped us negotiate a reduction in price and provided us with valuable resources. Even after closing he has been a great source of information and advice. In addition to being a great realtor, he’s a great gifter…at closing he rolled out the red carpet and got us personalized gifts that proved that he listened to everything we said on the topic of real estate and off ??We look forward to working with him in the future.
Angelica Evans
Antonio made what seemed to be an impossible task very possible. Being that I am totally naive to real estate, I had to put all my faith in his expertise to sell my condo. He was able to give me a few options regarding my property sale, and from there he assisted me in picking the best option. Most agents I’ve dealt with in the past don’t like to work with individuals if it doesn’t benefit them greatly. However, Antonio puts his clients’ needs first no matter what the situation is. I’m glad I had an agent as patient and realistic as he was.
Carl Judson, Jr.
I just purchased my first investment property and Antonio was amazing from the minute I informed him I was ready to buy. He connected me to a lender, worked through all of my wants and wishes to find me the perfect duplex. He was always available, had super quick responses for all of my endless questions and kept me in the loop as we went through putting in 3+ offers over 3 months. Even after I purchased my home, he connected me with contractors and repair people he has used in my area. If you need to purchase a home, you want Antonio to be your realtor. He has set the bar for what I expect from my realtor. I’m looking forward to purchasing my next investment property with him soon.
Shyrl Bagneris
He is such a great realtor! Very straightforward and informative. He has your best interest at heart! He fights to get you the best deals for your home. He also give the best gifts!
Alexis Skoric
Selling my home couldn’t have been easier thanks to Antonio! He provided guidance and advice every step of the way, making a transparent and efficient process. I’ve heard real estate horror stories but this was close to perfection. I would highly recommend Antonio to anyone for their real estate needs.
LaMarcus Nelson
Antonio is an amazing realtor and does his best to be patient and engaging while sharing pertinent and digestable information with customers. He is A+ and I highly recommend his services.
Thomandra Sam
Antonio is such a genuine person and a great realtor! We closed on our new construction home in November of 2023. We are beyond happy with the experience we had. He truly feels like a family friend at this point! As first time home buyers, I can tell you that Antonio genuinely cares for his clients and supports them through the entire process. He even checked on us consistently AFTER closing!! He absolutely exceeded my fiancèe and I's expectations. Also, check out his books! You will not regret it.
Faith Marie
Consistency & ReliableThe constant reminders Antonio shares with his community of clients are what makes him more valuable than just another realtor. The financial advice in money management, creating portfolio/passive incomes instead of being tunneled visioned with only earned income, is the medicine we need.As far as reliability, he’s 100%. He was referred to me when I had trouble selling my house. He sold my house in two weeks after it had been on the market with another realtor for too long. I referred him to my daughter. He helped her buy & sell some real estate. And while he was everything I said he would be in helping her, the most valuable thing that I’ve received from his involvement is that my daughter and I now have business meetings. Follow-up meetings on issues she learns from Antonio’s financial group meetings. No one could have told me that my daughter & I would click on this level. But like I said, Antonio has the medicine we need to wake up
Zakee Ashante
BEST REALTOR IN LOUISIANA without question!
Antonio was extremely knowledgeable about not only the home buying process but offered advice in reference to investment properties, renovations loans and more. He’s been in the business for years and knows how to navigate anything that arises.
We purchased a home using a 203k renovation loan which is a monster to say the least. He was always one phone call away to answer any questions, give me a pep talk when I wanted to give up and rooted for me all the way to the closing table. Offered contacts for inspectors, loan officers, and contractors along the way which saved me so much time and money!
Would recommend him to anyone looking for a home! #GOATRealtor
Jasmine Lee
My husband and I are first-time homeowners with the assistance of Antonio Cousin. Antonio walked us thoroughly through the home buying process. He has an awesome personality with actions to support his brokerage name, Service 1st. Additionally, he has cultivated an amazing team of other realtors and qualified/highly recommended home inspectors, home cleaners, and many other services needed while purchasing a home. I would highly recommend him to any of my family and friends who are planning to purchase property in the southern Louisiana area.
Jessica Anderson
Antonio was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in the process of selling our home. He was persistent and consistent in getting showings for our house which is ultimately what you need in order to sell a house. The more eyes the better. Also if you’re looking for a realtor that can assist divorcees he’s your agent. He was very communicative with both my ex-wife and I. Thanks Antonio!
Louis Roquemore
Antonio and his team was extremely professional, knowledgeable and very helpful throughout the entire home buying process. As a first time homebuyer, Antonio made the entire process as stress free as possible. He was very attentive and answered all of my questions. I was so grateful to have Antonio as my realtor. If you’re looking to purchase a home, choose Antonio and his team. I promise, you won’t regret your decision.
natasha husband
I cannot speak highly enough of Antonio and Service 1st Real Estate. Antonio took the time to help me prepare for my home purchase over a year before I was ready to buy - connecting me with resources and providing knowledge to help me prepare for the process. When the time came, he was able to negotiate a fantastic sales price for me home (in today's crazy market no less!) and helped to set up and execute all of the various inspections needed to be able to close on the property quickly. Highly recommend!
Leslie Lazard
Antonio was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Although this is my second home purchase, the process was still different. I am grateful I chose Antonio as my realtor to guide me. I recommend him to help you find your dream home! Keep up the great work Antonio!
Teaway Zehyoue Collins
Antonio and the team at Service 1st Real Estate were incredible in helping my husband and I to secure our dream home in New Orleans. Antonio is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, and always kept our best interests at heart. He's also a total pleasure to work with. I couldn't recommend him or the Service 1st team more highly!
Victoria Adams Phipps
Antonio is an amazing realtor! He is super knowledgeable and very prompt in his communication. I was able to be the first person to see a property in less than 3 hours after it hit the market, I submitted the very first offer, and Antonio gave me great advice on how to submit the strongest offer to ensure that my offer was accepted by the Seller. The Seller accept our offer over an all cash offer! Additionally, when the appraisal came back at $50K under the listed price, Antonio moved swiftly to ensure that the Seller agreed to a much lower and advantageous sales price for me and was able to get it to be lower than what I was willing to pay. Antonio worked hard to ensure that I was able to close in less than 30 days. Take my word for it, give Antonio a call and let him work his magic. This was easily the best and smoothest home-buying experience I've ever had compared to the other times I've purchased a property.
Taneshia Straughter
I don’t even know where to begin, because there are so many amazing things I can say about our experience with Service 1st Real Estate. My husband and I weren’t actually looking to start the process of selling and buying a house. However, Antonio convinced us that it was a great time, based on the housing market, to give it a shot. We had an amazing experience, with no problems whatsoever. While I know this is not always the case, I can assure you that even if problems do arise, Antonio is so knowledgeable and passionate about his business that he will find a way to solve any problem. He is always on top of what needs to be done and he stays on top of you as his client to get things done. He is there with you every step of the way, especially when things may get a little worrisome. He made himself available to answer any questions that we had. He is AMAZING at what he does and what makes it even better, he truly enjoys it. I highly recommend Service 1st Real Estate. Thank you so much for everything, you are amazing!!!
Ashleigh Owens
Antonio Cousin was placed on our radar by GOD. He went to school with my cousin and even helped our high school mentor find her home. From the start, he WAS and IS more than knowledgeable, patient, and thorough in every encounter. His promptness, knowledge of the market, strategic mindset, kindness, and good energy made a potentially chaotic purchasing process simple.
We always sent a list of homes where he ALWAYS told us about his concerns and the research he wanted to do to make sure the house was even worth looking at with our specific situation. He truly treated the situation like he was purchasing the property – He looked out for us big time and had our best interests in mind.Antonio Cousin will work with you to make your desires a reality. He is also very well-versed in dealing with other real estate agents. When there were disagreements about certain verbiage in documents, Antonio was patient, and humble and worked through some tough situations without breaking a sweat. Their cool, calm mindset kept our anxiety low and gave us the confidence they would get the job done – and He Definitely did!
Jamaya Magee
I just purchased my first investment property and Antonio was amazing from the minute I informed him I was ready to buy. He connected me to a lender, worked through all of my wants and wishes to find me the perfect duplex. He was always available, had super quick responses for all of my endless questions and kept me in the loop as we went through putting in 3+ offers over 3 months. Even after I purchased my home, he connected me with contractors and repair people he has used in my area. If you need to purchase a home, you want Antonio to be your realtor. He has set the bar for what I expect from my realtor. I’m looking forward to purchasing my next investment property with him soon.
Shyrl Bagneris
Antonio,was very involved throughout the entire process of selling my home. Antonio’s ability and determination to navigate service between all involved parties was awesome and led to a great success of getting the deal closed.Thanks Antonio!
Rashida Parker
Antonio made what seemed to be an impossible task very possible.  Being that I am totally naive to real estate, I had to put all my faith in his expertise to sell my condo.  He was able to give me a few options regarding my property sale, and from there he assisted me in picking the best option.  Most agents I’ve dealt with in the past don’t like to work with individuals if it doesn’t benefit them greatly.  However, Antonio puts his clients’ needs first no matter what the situation is.  I’m glad I had an agent as patient and realistic as he was.
C J
It was a pleasure working with Antonio. His attention to detail and knowledge was a great help during this process, especially as a first time buyer. He was extremely organized and resourceful as well, which helped make this experience smooth
Deshuan Obey
Selling my home couldn’t have been easier thanks to Antonio! He provided guidance and advice every step of the way, making a transparent and efficient process. I’ve heard real estate horror stories but this was close to perfection. I would highly recommend Antonio to anyone for their real estate needs.
LaMarcus Nelson
Antonio is an amazing realtor and does his best to be patient and engaging while sharing pertinent and digestable information with customers. He is A+ and I highly recommend his services.
MissThomandra
Antonio makes this processces very easy, especially for a new buyer. If he doesn't have an answer, he knows someone who can give it to you.
Taylor James-Lightner
He genuinely cares. He won’t rush or push you into buying something that isn’t worthwhile. He made the home-buying process effortless, and was diligent about keeping me informed throughout.
Rejanne-Marie LaVeaux
Literally the best realtor you can ask for, professional, down to earth and most importantly gets the job done! Antonio got my seller to budge with the price when no one else could, thank you
Krystal Harris
He is such a great realtor! Very straightforward and informative. He has your best interest at heart! He fights to get you the best deals for your home. He also give the best gifts!
alexis Skoric
Antonio was our realtor and he was there for my husband and I throughout the entire process of purchasing this home helping us to make informed decisions that were best for us. His knowledge and expertise go far beyond just buying or selling a home. Thanks Antonio!
Latainia Bright Young
My husband and I recently sold our 1st home and purchased the home of our dreams! Antonio Cousin of Service 1st Real Estate made both processes so much easier than we expected. Not only is he an experienced Realtor and Broker, he goes over and beyond to ensure his clients get the best deal no matter their financial situation. He made us feel like we were his only clients, as he made sure to reply to every email and text, following up with loads of pertinent information and valuable resources. We are very satisfied with Service 1st Real Estate and highly recommended Antonio Cousin as an Agent. Oh I almost forgot…..he buys the best new homeowner gifts for his clients! Gotta love this ??
Rachel Young Johnson
Working with the team at Service 1st Real Estate made my home selling and buying a very easy and pleasant experience. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. Very professional and helpful from beginning to end. Thanks again !!
Adam Owens Sr.
Antonio is the GOAT! He helped us with every bump in the road, is very knowledgeable and always ready to help. Highly recommend using him and his team. I’ll definitely be reaching out for our future purchases!!
Dee Small
I highly recommend first time and seasoned homebuyers to work with Service 1st Real Estate! Throughout my entire process, Antonio was accessible for all of my needs and answered all of my questions, including items that I was afraid to ask. I appreciate the exceptional customer service and the continuation of care even after the closing of my home! Thanks so much!
Annisia Osborne
As a first time home buyer during a global pandemic this process I’m sure was not normal. Antonio’s had a team of people that he uses and who were more than helpful to get me through the finish line. I appreciated him caring about me as a client, I think it’s also cool that he still checks in on me and even still has recommendations for little projects I want to do around the house. If you want your dream home, go with Service 1st Real Estate. Thanks for assisting me with a goal that I just couldn’t go through with in Houston, but I’m thrilled to be back home in my own home
Kailia A. Gandy
Brittany is amazing! She’s organized, knowledgeable. honest, and direct.  Words can’t describe how awesome our experience was while working with her. She always made sure we had everything that we needed and was super responsive.
Tosha Williams
Brittany is VERY professional, very responsive, knowledgeable and ensures closing goes smoothly. She follows up with the title company and confirms every detail while closing. I HIGHLY recommend her!
Jkalene Herd
Wonderful experience!! Very knowledgeable and works her best for you!
Bryan Roberson, Jr.
Brittany was truly god sent! I can’t thank her enough. She was so attentive and hands on with everything. She was there to answer all questions we had and made our process such a great one. I recommend anyone who is looking to purchase or sell a home to use The Burgundy and Gold Realtor!!! Thank you so much Britt!
Brittany Williams
Brittany is so professional and goes above and beyond to sale your home! She has a great communication and makes sure you get everything you want! She is hardworking, diligent, and honest! Please contact Brittany if you want your home sold or looking to purchase!
Nicole Michele
I asked Brittany to help me with the sale of my home and I wasn’t disappointed. She was very professional throughout the process. I recommend her services for your real estate needs.
Lawrence Pinkney
Antonio was a pleasure to work with.  He was extremely efficient, and we appreciate that the most!  Also, Antonio was very communicative the entire process keeping us informed of every action and upcoming action.  In addition, when we came to a hurdle during our process, Antonio utilized all of his resources to get us over that hurdle.  Thank you Antonio for helping us find the perfect house for the next phase of our life.
Kamille Watson