Meet Pat Wattam!
Team Leader ⋅ REALTOR®, CDPE ⋅ Call Direct: 1-225-298-6900 ⋅ Email Pat
Pat Wattam, an Arkansas native, is known for her flair whether she’s selling homes or engaging in one of her many recreational activities. Pat met her husband, Roger, in 1969 when they were both music students at Arkansas Tech University. She completed her Master of Music at Michigan State University and Roger is an alumnus of University of Southern Mississippi with a Master of Music also. They moved to Baton Rouge in 1979 from Nashville, Tennessee, when Roger joined the music department at LSU as the music instrument technician. Roger retired from LSU in 2008 and joined Pat’s team!
Pat’s career in real estate has been much like her career in music. People love to work with Pat because of the enthusiasm she brings to her work. She believes that enjoying her job is the key to her success. She built her team looking for people who reflect her work ethic!! Newcomers to Baton Rouge have found that her team could have coined the phrase “Laisez les bon temps rouler” (Let the good times roll!). Client Gail Landry wrote: “Fun and professionalism would be an oxymoron except when it refers to Pat Wattam and her team!”
Pat’s customers and friends know whom to call when they want to know what’s happening in and around Baton Rouge. She loves the warm climate of South Louisiana because it allows people to pursue their favorite outdoor activities year round. If you like sports, then you will enjoy year round soccer, golf, tennis and more! If you like to garden you’ll find lots of different flowers and vegetables to grow here. Even Pat, who is known for NOT having a green thumb, can grow beautiful flowers!
Golfers delight in having the chance to stroll the links nearly every day of the year, while tennis players, like Pat and her husband, Roger and most of her real estate team, have the same opportunity for play. If you are interested in tennis, Pat can direct you to the nearest court, club, pro, or help you join a USTA team so that you can compete regularly. Horseback riding is also popular in the area – whether your style is Western or English, there are plenty of other riders waiting for you to join them! Pat can direct you to a stable or a riding instructor, or even riding camps for the kids!
Weekends in Louisiana are filled with many different festivals – from the “Strawberry Festival” in Ponchatoula (a great place to shop for antiques and eat some fabulous German food too) to the “Chili Cook-Off” in Ascension Parish you can never say you don’t have anything to do when living in Baton Rouge. There is a festival nearly every weekend, somewhere close by!!
Some of the other things Pat loves about Louisiana are the many parks to go hiking, the zoos and Wildlife centers to see animals in their natural setting, riding in an airboat to see alligators (and if you are lucky, you may even get to hold a baby alligator!!), and the many historic plantations and civil war sites to visit. Louisiana is filled with history. One of the ‘must sees’ is the D-Day Museum in New Orleans. It is one of the best museums Pat has ever been to – not only size but the quality of information. Let her know what you’d like to do and she will point you in the right direction.
With a very active arts community, Baton Rouge hosts a number of art galleries and, with LSU, wonderful student productions in music and theater at little or not cost. The Baton Rouge Symphony is one of the finest orchestras for a town this size. The Baton Rouge Little Theater provides quality theater as well as summer acting classes for children and teens. The smaller Swine Palace Theater offers more intimate settings of plays and music. Playmakers is a special theater for children to learn to enjoy this type of entertainment. Children as young as 4 can enjoy sitting on the floor, close to the stage, and meeting the actors afterward. The children are taught, prior to the performance, proper theater etiquette. Baton Rouge has several Broadway Show series, with professional companies bringing the latest hit shows to our area!
When it comes to eating in Louisiana, all we can say is loosen your belt or join a gym! Maybe the fabulous Cajun food is why you see so many people out walking and jogging in Baton Rouge!!! Although cooking is not her specialty (except for her annual Client Christmas Party where her crab dip is the main target for the guests!), knowing where to eat it!! Ask Pat’s advice on where to eat when you’re in town!
Pat and her husband love to travel and photography is another major interest of . Many clients check with Pat before planning a trip to see what travel books she already has. If you are thinking of Hawaii, think Kauai and the Wattams!! They have been 4 times and know all the ins and outs for you!!
Pat tells every client, “Selling you one home is nice, but what we want is to make a raving fan, someone that will refer all their friends and family to us. If we don’t do a good job on the front end, we will never see those referrals. What we want to create are customers for life!” Let Pat and her team help make Baton Rouge your new home. So whether you’re relocating to Baton Rouge and need information on the city or just making a move across town and need someone to look out for your best interests, make your first call to Pat Wattam and her Team.