Arla Slaughter Realty


About Arla

As a Louisiana native and full-time Realtor with Latter & Blum, Arla has covered listings and sales in 5 parishes for over 15 years. Her Master's and Bachelor's degrees informs her work representing a variety of clients, including local home builders and neighborhood developers. Since 2013, Arla has continued to reach the annual Top 10 of Latter and Blum in Acadiana.

After completing degrees in Marine Biology and Education, Arla worked as a naturalist on Dewees Island, SC and later as director of a barrier island non-profit. Returning home to Louisiana... salt water still runs in her veins, and she is known to answer the phone and even negotiate a deal with crab trap in hand. As a listener, adviser and closer, Arla will guide you through your first home purchase and raise a glass to your dream house upgrade.

What makes Arla Lafayette's top Realtor?

Arla's dedication to her clients sets her apart from the rest. Because relationships are so important, she really listens to her clients and negotiates with their best interest in mind. She has the experience and knowledge of the market to give you informed, sound advice. And she'll guide you through every step of the process.

Louisiana Native, Nature Lover

A native of Louisiana, Arla left after high school and earned degrees in Marine Biology and Education in South Carolina. She worked as a naturalist and then as a director of a barrier island non-profit near Charleston before coming home. While salt water still runs in her veins, she is passionate about real estate and helping her clients. Arla is even known for answering the phone and closing a deal with crab trap in hand.

Looking for the best? Well, you've found her.

Latter & Blum published the stats, and Arla is #1 on the list in Acadiana and #10 state-wide!
Take a look at some of her accomplishments:

  • #1 in the Latter & Blum Acadiana office, published March 2020
  • #10 state-wide at Latter & Blum, published March 2020
  • Elite Award Winner (Production of $11 - $22 Million)
  • Top of the Latter (Top 30 Agents Companywide) - 2013, 2019, 2020
  • Top 100 (Top 100 Agents Companywide) - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Top 10 Listings and Selling, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Were you referred to Arla? She hopes so.

That's Arla's mission - to be the most referred Realtor in the Acadiana market. Why is most of her business coming from past clients and word of mouth? Because Arla works hard to build strong relationships with her clients. She really connects with people and wants to make the entire real estate process as easy as possible. She's also very accessible and will return messages promptly. Effective communication and negotiating are key in real estate - and that's what you'll get with Arla.

Mission Statement

Arla Slaughter's mission is to work hard to build enduring relationships with her clients, to earn their trust with prompt and professional service, and to become the most referred Realtor in the Louisiana market.


  • Academy of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau, LA
  • College of Charleston, South Carolina, BS in Marine Biology
  • Clemson University, South Carolina, MS in Zoology and Education
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) since 2010
  • Certified Ninja Selling since 2019
  • Arla is very knowledgeable and personable. I could always count on Arla to follow through on any concerns or questions I had. It’s clear to me why she is a consistent top performer in her company. I found Arla by searching for agents on; her ranking was #1 in the ‘most recommended, results (she beat the second-highest rated agent by a wide margin), so it’s not just me who has given Arla a high rating. Do yourself a favor. Call Arla!

    Darrel M., May 2020

  • You are truly one of a kind, Arla. 💛 a master of your trade.

    Jill D., August 2022

  • Arla was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional and responsive. We will definitely use her again and recommend her to our friends.

    The Vidrine's - Sellers, August 2022

  • Good advice and communication. Very responsive.

    Albert B - Church Point, LA, February 2021

  • Arla is very present for her clients. You never are made to feel like a number, a paycheck, or a bother. She really wants the best for her clients and it shows in her attitude and warmth. She is professional and knows her business well!

    Alicia R., January, 2020

  • We have used Arla for two home purchases, one home sale and negotiated a rental house. She is very professional and I always refer my co-workers as they move into this area to use Arla. They have always conveyed to me their satisfaction with her ability to find what they are looking for.

    Alva W., November, 2019

  • Arla is fantastic. My husband and I were house hunting from across country, which put me on edge initially. Once we started working with Arla, I was out at ease. She understood what our goals and dreams were for our house and helped us land our forever home. She communicated with the seller to get our house at a better deal and got the construction done that we wanted. She has followed up with us before, during, and even after our move. I would recommend Arla to anyone, hands down!

    Amanda G., November, 2019

  • Well Informed, Good In Depth Knowledge of the Area and Very Pleasant and helpful who goes out of her way to help. I greatly appreciate her.

    Amer R., November, 2019

  • Dealing with such a capable and caring realtor as Arla made our experience a great one. Arla was highly recommended to us, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to any friends or family. I was very impressed by both her professionalism and her knowledge of the real estate market. She was always accommodating and quick to respond if we had questions or concerns. She made the whole experience a very positive one. Working with Arla was truly a pleasure.

    Amy C - Church Point, LA, February 2021

  • Arla was extremely knowledgeable and always very professional ; I felt completely confident with her guidance throughout the whole process. I always appreciated her quick response to any of our questions or concerns. I wouldn’t hesitate to call on her again or recommend her to friends and family. Working with Arla was a pleasure.

    Amy - Church Point, LA, October 2020

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