As the country’s real estate market thrives, New Orleans and neighboring areas are no exception. Whether it be buying, selling, renting, or remodeling, New Orleans and the Gulf area are home to real estate agents and remodeling resources perfect for the job. For buyers, sellers, and renters, partnering with agents sharing similar communication styles and goals is key to successful transactions. Owners seeking to update their space have access to a plethora of local contractors, designers, and businesses specializing in updating historical homes. Explore the range of resources available to the region and plan ahead for upcoming real estate needs.
Exterior Designs, Inc.
Are you considering selling your home this spring? It’s a little-known secret but one potential sellers should consider—landscaping increases your property value. According to Beverly Katz, Landscape Designer & Owner of Exterior Designs Inc., among the top things buyers seek in a new home is a well-manicured outdoor design and large, mature plants and trees. “Home buyers typically understand the costs associated with creating a new landscape, and many are willing to pay more for one that’s already established,” says Beverly.Exterior Designs, Inc., a comprehensive landscape design and build company, is known locally for increasing resale value of homes with landscaping. Beverly Katz creates New Orleans inspired landscapes by blending timeless Spanish and French influences of the city’s architecture with functional solutions for the modern homeowner. She has an exceptional ability to transform even the largest landscapes into intimate spaces perfect for entertaining and relaxing.For a consultation on your property and how Exterior Designs can help increase its value, call 504-866-0276. For design inspiration and additional landscaping tips, visit exteriordesignsbev.com.
Thinking about replacing your worn or stained old bathtub before putting your home on the market? Consider restoring/refinishing instead. Traditional replacement requires removing the old bathtub, which results in wall and floor damage, while the location of the old plumbing is often incompatible with the new. The cost of the new tub, new floor, wall materials, and labor can add up to thousands of dollars along with stubborn dirt, noise, and the hassle of days to weeks of work.With the refinishing/restoration process from Southern Refinishing, your worn-out fixtures and tile can be restored to their original luster—or even a new color—in less than a day, sparing you from the downtime and disruption of replacement. The process can save you up to 80 percent of the cost of replacement and give you the bathroom of your dreams.A local, trusted company, Southern Refinishing has the equipment and expertise to work with any fixture. Get a customized quote today by calling 504-348-1770. Visit southernrefinishing.com for a gallery of projects and additional information.
The Shedlock Group
A trusted real estate duo in the New Orleans area, husband-and-wife team Lisa and Ed Shedlock make up The Shedlock Group at French Quarter Realty. Marked by their attention to clients’ needs and a diverse residential and commercial portfolio in and around the New Orleans area, The Shedlock Group remains a top producer.
Working as a team, the two communicate constantly to prioritize clients’ needs and cover more ground. As longtime French Quarter residents, Lisa and Ed certainly have the expertise to advise clients about those unique properties, but they offer “more than the Quarter.” With a second office on Maple Street, the two deliver results for clients Uptown and beyond. Utilizing their combined backgrounds in business operations, sales and management, The Shedlock Group services Greater New Orleans, the Northshore, and even Mississippi.
Looking for a local bank with personal service and first-class technology? Home Bank has been invested in Louisiana since 1908, and delivers the tech you expect and the service you deserve. Whether you prefer to bank in person or on your phone, we have you covered. The Home Bank mobile app is always improving, now with mobile deposit and account alert features that make banking on the go a breeze. But if you need a banker, Home Bank’s experienced team is available at any of its six branches in the greater New Orleans area for wherever you are growing in life or business. Call Home Bank at 504-378-3190 or learn more at home24bank.com. Home Bank is Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. Visit home24bank.com for more information.
Caitlin Brewster and Kristie Yancey
As top-producing agents at Reve | Realtors, New Orleans real estate duo Caitlin Brewster and Kristie Yancey are dedicated to serving as the best possible advocates in real estate transactions. Both with extensive backgrounds in sales, Caitlin and Kristie are experts in building and maintaining strong relationships with clients. The two employ their keen instincts and precise attention to detail to ensure clients, both buyers and sellers, receive unsurpassed customer service and results.
Caitlin and Kristie primarily work in the Uptown and Metairie areas, but as a native New Orleanians, they can utilize their knowledge of the city and its culture to find home buyers their perfect listing throughout the Greater New Orleans market. With a passion for introducing clients from all over the world to the amazing place they call home, Caitlin and Kristie are known for their thoughtful, caring, and confident representation in real estate transactions.
Elizabeth B. McNulty, Founder of New Orleans Luxury Real Estate & Living, is fiercely committed to her clients best interests and is renowned for her professionalism, forward thinking and attention to every detail. An expert in luxury properties, she has established a comprehensive service that melds global marketing tastes with New Orleans’ unique personality, resulting in a carefully-curated experience.Elizabeth’s ability to remain constantly ahead of emerging trends has resulted in curating a portfolio of exclusive celebrity clients and some of the city’s most notable addresses, builders, developers and designers. With over six years of emulating the highest of standards, Elizabeth’s unrivaled market knowledge, integrity and infectious passion has made her and her staff a true force in today’s competitive market. McNulty is constantly setting new records and has been recognized as one of the top-ranked Louisiana and National realtors since 2018. Having extensively traveled, her worldly experiences have manifested a global taste that bolsters her status among designers and press worldwide. Other niches include off market sales, consulting of layouts and finishes for listings for sellers and renovations for buyers. Visit elizabethmcnulty.latter-blum.com for more information.
The Rhett Ross Group
Rhett and Peyton Ross have always loved New Orleans. Rhett is a proud native uptown New Orleanian, she and Peyton met while attending LSU. After graduating in 1987, Peyton was excited to land a job with Shell in New Orleans so he and Rhett could continue enjoying NOLA together.
After marrying in 1991, Peyton was transferred to Houston. After moving to Houston they learned to appreciate everything the big Texas city had to offer. Rhett obtained her real estate license in 2008 and has since worked with many clients buying and selling homes in Houston-area neighborhoods, while she and Peyton raised their three children. Peyton recently retired from Shell and got his real estate license to form a husband-and-wife team, The Rhett Ross Group. They visit New Orleans often and still love Mardi Gras, the Saints, the Tigers, and even the Pelicans. They have managed to bring a little of the Big Easy to Houston. Visit rhettross.com for more information.
Specializing in Uptown, Old Metairie, Lakefront, and Warehouse District properties, Letty Rosenfeld has been a top agent with Latter & Blum for over 40 years. Letty’s passion for real estate, indicated by her superb performance, stems from the constant connections she develops, the relationships she continues to maintain, and the architecture within the city.“This work is so rewarding—I never tire of helping clients,” she says. A charter member of Latter & Blum’s prestigious Top of the Latter Club, Letty offers invaluable experience buying and selling homes, evidenced by her 2021 Emerald Award and being named to the Top 30 in sales for the company. To view Letty’s listings and contact her, visit
The Witry Collective
Employing extensive knowledge of New Orleans’ distinctive character and unique housing stock, The Witry Collective is dedicated to fulfilling its mission of empowering clients to reach their real estate goals. Operating atop a foundation of continued, trusted client relationships, the team offers collective expertise in Historic Preservation, Commercial, Residential, and Multi-Use Real Estate properties. With the arrival of spring, partner with Witry Collective to best position yourself for as market activity escalates. Witry Collective will utilize our combined knowledge, business relationships, and leading technology to insure our client’s real estate dreams become realities. Throughout the coming year, The Witry Collective plans to expand the firm, onboard a host of new talent, and establish a presence of in-house producers. Having relocated their headquarters to a historic, three-story, classic Greek Revival home in Central City, The Witry Collective offers the space as a venue for small gatherings, conferences, pool parties, and food pop-ups. To meet the collective, view listings, and get in touch, visit wcnola.com.