Family of Companies


CJ Brown Family of Companies


Residential Real Estate

Today, Latter & Blum Inc. is comprised of four residential division; Latter & Blum Inc./Realtors® (operating in the Greater New Orleans, Lake Charles and Houma/Thibodaux areas), CJ Brown Realtors® (operating in the Greater Baton Rouge areas), Noles-Frye Realty (operating in the greater Alexandria areas), and Van Eaton & Romero Realtors®(operating in the Lafayette area). We have a total of 30 residential branch offices to serve you. We also franchise operations, our franchises include Latter & Blum Classic Properties (Hammond, Ponchatoula, Amite), Latter & Blum Shaw Properties (Gulfport, MS), and Latter & Blum Hometown Realty (operating in McComb,MS). 


Mortgage Services

Buying a home or refinancing a mortgage is a major decision. You can trust us to find the loan program that’s best for you. At Essential Mortgage, we’re at your service.  Essential Mortgage loan officers are on site at most branch offices providing convenience, expertise and unparalleled personal service for home-financing needs.

Buying a New Home

A frustration-free zone from application to decision is our commitment to you. Less paperwork and more personal attention is what you’ll experience with Essential Mortgage.

Refinancing Your Current Mortgage

If you think refinancing means piles of paperwork, think again. We’ll make it easy and worry-free to reduce your interest rate and monthly payment.

Tapping Into Your Home Equity

Accessing your equity is easier than ever. At Essential Mortgage, we’ll help you with the best program to meet your goals.

Insurance Services

In today's changing insurance environment, trust Latter & Blum Insurance Services to be your very own personal home insurance advisor. We believe you deserve a thorough analysis of your personal insurance needs before selecting an insurance company or product.

Consultation and Guidance

We will guide you in making objective assessments of your individual needs and recommend appropriate coverage for your home insurance.

Insurance Evaluations

We can provide a complete and thorough annual review of your insurance portfolios to ensure policies are keeping pace with changing lifestyles.

Insurance Company Relations

Latter & Blum Insurance works with some of the nation's finest insurance companies, and we have the expertise you need to obtain the coverage and rates that are in your best interest.


Title Services

It is of utmost importance that you receive clear title to the property when you purchase real estate. In order to do so, you must first be informed of any existing rights or claims that may, in the future, threaten your title and possession of the property. Title insurance provides you with two-fold protection.

Our goal is to be the No. 1 title company in the markets that we serve by providing exceptional customer service at competitive rates. Together with our affiliates, we focus on the details of the title process so that you as a buyer, seller, lender, real estate professional, developer, or builder can proceed to closing with confidence that the title to your property will be transferred free of lines or other encumbrances.

NAI Latter & Blum

Commercial Real Estate

NAI/Latter & Blum, Inc. is the premiere NAI Global affiliate in Louisiana. As part of the largest real estate organization in the world, we have a national and worldwide reach when marketing your property. NAI has property specialists in more than 340 markets worldwide, extending our reach far beyond other Louisiana firms.

Full Regional Coverage

With commercial offices around the state, NAI/Latter & Blum provides unmatched market presence. Our 2009 acquisition of Noles-Frye real estate in Alexandria extended that presence into the Central Louisiana market, and offers opportunities for our clients in Lafayette and Shreveport as well as New Orleans and Baton Rouge

Property Management

When you choose Latter & Blum Property Management, you’re making the smart choice. We have the knowledge and experience to manage your property effectively, efficiently, and profitably.

We understand the value of income-producing properties – after all, we’re the property management arm of Latter & Blum Inc Realtors/C.J. Brown Realtors/Noles Frye Realty/Van Eaton & Romero Realtors, the oldest and largest real estate firm in the Gulf South.  We manage properties across the state, including Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Shreveport.  Whether it’s an historic property in the New Orleans French Quarter, an apartment community in Baton Rouge, an office tower in Shreveport or a warehouse in Lafayette, our professional property management offers you peace of mind 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.