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Established in 1977, Van Eaton & Romero has been Lafayette's real estate leader for more than 30 years. And, for more than a decade, REALTrends Magazine, a respected industry publication, has named us as one of the top real estate firms in the country.

Not only do others in our industry applaud our efforts, so do our customers and clients. Our agents work hard to maintain our 98 percent customer approval rating, combining knowledge, experience, technology, and a genuine care for our community.

Whether you're in need of residential, commercial, or relocation services, we'd enjoy helping you. Browse our site to learn more about our services, or e-mail us for answers to any of your real estate questions.

Here are just a few of the benefits of choosing Van Eaton & Romero:

  • Open 7-days-a-week
  • Agents available 24-hours-a-day
  • Aggressive acquisition of marketing and technology tools
  • More than 170 full-time agents and a support staff of 15
  • Many of our agents have professional designations - GRI, CRS, MRA, CRP, ARM & CCIM.
  • Nationally award-winning Relocation Department

Our on-going commitment to support numerous community services benefiting local education, children and the performing arts means we're constantly working to preserve and promote the quality of life in Acadiana.


Although the partnership between Nancy Broussard and Gail Romero officially began in 1977 with the founding of Van Eaton & Romero Inc., the two had been friends and colleagues long before then. After meeting in 1961, Nancy became an agent/broker in 1965 and convinced Gail to earn her license and become a sales associate. While their career paths led them in separate directions, the two joined forces again in 1977, taking Lafayette's real estate industry by storm.

Nationally recognized as two of the most powerful women in real estate by Real Estate Marketing and Relocation Magazine, Nancy and Gail built their agency on a philosophy centered on education and innovation, and in doing so have created a firm that continues to grow and be successful, embracing the latest technology and adapting to industry changes.

Nancy and Gail now devote their time to managing. They maintain a support system for their agents, providing an extensive amount of resources and equipment so their agents are prepared for any situation. And, they are carefully planning the future of the agency to insure that it will remain number one, both in volume and in customer satisfaction.

Bill Bacqué joined Van Eaton & Romero in 1990. Beginning his career in nearby Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1973, Bill was tempted back to his hometown Lafayette in 1980 with the offer to manage another real estate agency. He later founded the Acadiana School of Real Estate, teaching courses across the state and country for four years. Bill then took the position as sales manager with Van Eaton & Romero, which he served as for ten years, until he was named CEO and partner.

From his weekly agent meetings and serving as guest speaker to share his vast knowledge of the real estate industry, Bill's contributions to Van Eaton & Romero are felt far and wide. His vision for the company has always been one of success— individual success for each agent, thereby leading to the overall success of the company. He has diligently worked to achieve this success for Van Eaton & Romero, and has done so by guiding the entire Van Eaton & Romero team to be their best, to work smart, and to utilize all the invaluable tools Van Eaton & Romero provides to its agents.

After serving an illustrious 13 years as a top agent with Van Eaton & Romero, in 2005 Richard Tanory transferred into the position of Director of Agent Development for the firm.

While working as an agent, Richard was renowned for his innovative client management systems and other technological aspects of the real estate industry. He's carried that expertise into his new position, always available to assist agents in multiple facets of the business.

Richard's involvement branches out into the community as well. He has served on the Board of Directors for Acadiana Youth and has been an active participant in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake event for numerous years.

Together, Nancy, Gail, Bill, and Richard prepare their agents with the skills, knowledge, experience, technology, and resources so they can offer their clients and customers the best service.