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It amazes me to think back on the journey of buying this house, especially since I see you in the picture at every step, the whole way through. From trying to get into that house on Kentucky St., to getting drenched in the rain, to the realization that there was a pile of human feces under my house, and to finally closing sale with Jasper, you have been there, always at the end of my fingertips with a call or a text.
I talked to several other agents before you, and I just didn't feel the connection. I didn't feel I could trust them in the ways that I needed to. A real estate agent can be likened to a tatoo artist - in general you want to feel understood by the person holding your hand through the life-changing process, not just someone who likes to sell houses or ink people up. I always felt understood by you. I always felt like a priority for you. I always felt like you rode the perfect line between defending my interests while advising me on the reality of the processes....I still feel these things.
The recommendations I got for you were understatements. If there is anywhere I can share my opinion of your skill, character, and professionalism outside of this email, that would be of benefit to your career, please let me know.
Doris Lumpkin is one of the absolute best realtors I've had the pleasure to work with. Doris worked tirelessly to find my dream home. She was patient, competent and knowledgeable. Her professionalism is outstanding. Even after the closing, Doris was available and willing to help with any questions and concerns. I've purchased and sold a few properties over the years and I've never been more pleased than with the service I received from Doris and Urban Vision Properties.
Marna is a highly-skilled and dedicated agent. My husband and I have had the pleasure of working with her on four different sales and we would never work with anyone else. Her knowledge of the nuances of New Orleans homes, neighborhoods and architecture are second to none. As lovers of New Orleans, but buying from afar, this was invaluable to us. We appreciated her quick response time and savvy negotiation skills. An agent like her is a rare asset in this day and age. We recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the New Orleans area.
Beth and Mark T.
It was a pleasure to work with Marna to sell four of the Global Green Holy Cross Project homes on Andry Street. Marna was able to explain the benefits of these “green” LEED Platinum homes to buyers and went above and beyond to find the perfect buyers to fill our very specific criteria. She brings enthusiasm and an intimate knowledge of the Lower 9th Ward to the buying and selling process. I recommend Marna for a smooth transaction!
Ann and I are so grateful to Marna for making our Real Estate investment in New Orleans a great experience. Her attention to detail and making sure we got the best deal on both projects was very much appreciated. I had always been concerned about long distance investing but she made it easy and problem free. We would happily recommend Marna to anyone thinking about a real estate investment.
John & Ann B.
I wanted to reach out to you to THANK YOU again for all of your help with Jaimie's closing!!!! I’m not sure if we would have been able to get this done without all of your help . You showed great professionalism and follow through with everything you did. We were lucky to have you as part of the team.
Lisa has a very thorough knowledge of the market, including where it has been, where it is and where it is going. It is reassuring to have a professional like Lisa whose opinion can always be trusted. She has guided me through several unusual transactions where her “above and beyond” service proved to be the key to a successful closing.
I really appreciated Jen's professionalism and experience. When purchasing my condo, she went above and beyond to chat with other owners, the site manager, and to research other factors that could influence my offer. My entire experience with Jen was excellent -- I highly recommmend Jen and will certainly call her the next time I am buying or selling a property in New Orleans.
Lisa is fantastic. Always accessible, extremely knowledgable, and is a charming person on top of that! The "real deal!"
I have made many big decisions in my life, but finally deciding to buy my first house was probably the one I was most cautious about. As Architecture and Historic Preservation are my fields of expertise as well as my passion, it was important that my new house express the qualities I value. Marna was very focused in listening to what I wanted and was able to quickly identify several properties that were great candidates. She provided services and advice above and beyond what I expected a Realtor to do which resulted in the right house for me in the right location. I would highly recommend Marna as I think she is that exceptional Realtor that we all hear about from friends but seldom get to work with. I am sure that she can help you find the right home too!
Lisa + Michelle,
Thank you both so much for pitching in your help with showing the house and closing on the house. We really appreciate you help us to make the purchase of our home even possible - and we love it so for!!
Darrin & Kristy
"Michelle was wonderful to work with. Not only did she guide us through the process of purchasing our first home, but she also went way above and beyond in order to make sure that our dream of homeownership was realized. Buying your first home - or any home - can be an intense experience. Michelle's professionalism and willingness to fight for us was an absolute game changer. We cannot say enough good things about Michelle. She is dedicated to her clients and growing communities in New Orleans."
Doug & Kiley M.
We loved working with Lisa. She really understood what we wanted and what we could afford, and we're so happy in our new home. She also calmly ushered us through a complicated closing with a difficult seller--we felt at ease the whole time because we knew Lisa had things under control. Couldn't be more satisfied and recommend her to anyone looking to buy in NOLA.
Colin & Ariel
Michelle and I worked for the better part of 6 months to find a home in my budget range. I really wanted to stay in my neighborhood, which wasn't easy in my price range. I was so impressed by Michelle's expertise in the New Orleans market and also her detailed understanding of structure, plumbing and interior condition. We finally found the perfect home and negotiated the contract the same day. Thank you Michelle!
Lisa was attentive to our needs and desires throughout the whole process. She listened and answered all of our questions, and always advised us in a way that was supportive. She helped us find a home for our newly expanding family. We are so grateful for her guidance and support.
Sari & Aaron
As a first time home buyer I didn't know what to expect in the process or even what to look for. Lisa was a blessing - not only is she calm, patient and funny - she also happens to be the most knowledgable person I know about properties located in the Bywater and Marigny sections of New Orleans. Over the course of several months, she didn't miss a beat on finding and scheduling viewings. At some point in those few months I received an early morning call from a very excited Lisa about a house that was going up for sale that I had to see. The property hadn't changed hands in years but Lisa knew it was an outstanding home. She encouraged me to see it immediately. I rushed over to take a look - even hopping a fence when the gate lock wouldn't work. Sadly, in the end I did not get that property, but I knew from that moment on - that Lisa was on my side. I could trust her and she was there to help and encourage me in this exciting and scary process. I now have the home I was meant to have and couldn't be happier. Thanks so much Lisa! Cheers!
Michelle assisted an employee with relocation from out of the country to the City of New Orleans. She was instrumental in considering the wants and needs of the employee. She was able to find him multiple options in a relatively short period of time. Great work! Thank you.
Lisa Fury is a rare find and a huge asset to have on your side when buying a house. She is patient, level headed, knowledgeable and kind. She is equally generous with her time to buyers with large and small budgets and doesn't rush you into any decisions. She is critical and observant, yet friendly and approachable (and has a wonderful sense of humor -- an asset that shouldn't be underestimated when buying a house!). Her opinion and knowledge of the New Orleans market is unmatched. I have in the past and will continue to highly recommend her to anyone looking for a trustworthy, hard working and fair realtor.
When looking for a home in Nola we started to get very discouraged because we could not get a Realtor to return our calls. Then, we spotted a home listed by Urban Vision and left a message. Lisa Fury returned our call right away. We gave her our criteria and she began showing us homes immediately. We were 2 hours away and she could not have been more accommodating. She was never pushy, very professional, always punctual and had a smile on her face. Lisa was extremely knowledgeable not only about the real estate market in Nola but also about the City and it's neighborhood commerce. She found us a great home that needed some improvement. Lisa went beyond the scope of her duties as an agent and made numerous inquiries with the different City departments to make sure we were making the right investment. She also recommended an awesome group of people whom have helped us with our renovation and applying for tax credits. We have since recommended her to friends and not surprisingly they have been more than pleased with her. She found them a home in 2 weeks! It's been over a year now since we purchased our home and we still stay in touch. She has become a good friend. We feel very lucky to have had her as our agent. I would highly recommend her and look forward to working with her again. Simply put, she's an awesome individual!
Jeff & Charlene
Michelle was a true professional. Like many houses in New Orleans, buying our house was a long, involved process and Michelle was there at every step. She was dedicated and on top of every deadline, signature, and extension. I will definitely go to Michelle next time I purchase property.
Moving back to New Orleans on short notice, and with a family of 4 with a dog, we needed something that would satisfy our family’s needs quickly but we didn’t want to settle for just any house – we were looking for a home. Doris was our agent and was amazing at finding us the perfect home that would suit our needs and at a price that we could afford. The service we received from Doris and the team at Urban Vision was above and beyond our expectations. They found us the perfect home and helped us to close on the purchase within 27 days. I believe that had we worked with any other real estate firm within New Orleans, we wouldn’t have been able to move as quickly as we did and would not have received the stellar service that we received from Doris and the team at Urban Vision. If you’re looking for a real estate firm that knows the City of New Orleans and will treat you well – Urban Vision is the one!
I had been looking for a lot to build my dream home on in the Holy Cross-neighborhood of New Orleans for over a YEAR. I knew that what I desired would be the hardest property to find--a lot where I could look directly at the Mississippi River. When I found Marna, she went to work immediately. She was incredibly knowledgeable of the area and her optimism was contagious. Within a week (really!) she called me with an idea to work with a For Sale By Owner cottage--in just the right place. It was truly not the lot I imagined-- but here was a perfect small cottage with the promise of adding an addition onto the back. With her help, I bought it!
Marna was encouraging, thoughtful, helped me to think ‘out of the box’ and presented me with an even better option. I have had experiences with realtors in the past and none measure up to Marna. She took care of every detail toward the purchase of the house. I had no stress and felt fully confident in how she managed the sale. It was a total pleasure to work with her. I am grateful for her thoughtfulness, professionalism and determination for me to have the home of my dreams.
Lisa was a dream to work with all throughout the home buying experience. It was our first home and she made what could have been a stressful situation into something a lot more fluid. Night or day she was there to answer all of our neurotic questions and even provided us with step by step spreadsheets to go through the whole process. We recommend her to all of our friends and when we purchase another house in the future we will definitely be using her.
Lisa made what could have been a complicated and tedious task into a breeze. She is not only knowledgeable about the process, but also made herself available to help with every step along the way. She was a delight to work with and sold my home faster than I could have dreamed. Thanks Lisa!
Lisa stuck with us through multiple offers that failed to go to closing for various reasons and helped us get into the perfect house. She didn't judge or complain as we vacillated between dilapidated fixer-uppers and pristine palaces. She knows the market well and was able to anticipate problems before they came up. I appreciated that she made time for us even when she was busy. I'd recommend her to anyone!
Mary Beth A.
Doris has been, hands down, one of the best realtors that I have had the opportunity of working with. When I had questions and doubts about buying (while I was working with other realtors) they didn't even have the time for me. Doris, on the other hand educated me and guided me comfortably into a new home that I love and cherish every day. I will never recommend anyone in this city over Urban Vision!!!!
Wes and I renovated a home on Dauphine Street in Holy Cross, and we were lucky enough to hire Marna David as our agent when we were ready to sell. We were living in Connecticut – we were long distance clients – so Marna kept a close eye on the house for us and quickly took care of any problems that came up. She was very attentive, and relieved all of our worries. Once the house was under contract, Marna was a terrific “honest broker”, urging patience on us while coaching the young buyer. She made the deal happen. We are really happy to recommend Marna to anyone. She’s has a cheerful soul, is a very creative thinker and a completely reliable and knowledgeable professional.
Anne V. Chairman, Preservation League of New York State & Wes H. Circuit Rider, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
Having worked in real estate in New York for years, I quickly noticed that Kim Hunicke met and exceeded the criteria that make for an effective real estate professional. The depth of her knowledge regarding the workings of the New Orleans area real estate market with the local and national economies were uncommonly sophisticated and extremely impressive. Her attention to detail and efficiency were the catalysts that sealed the deal for us. She was caring and helpful to us even after our move. We have Urban Vision to thank for working with the likes of Kim - an intelligent, energetic, fun, effective business woman on all levels.
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful realtor. You made the whole process so much easier than it seem from the outside. I appreciated your willingness to communicate with me at every step of the way (even when you'd just had a baby!!) and solved all of the problems that popped up.
We are settling in nicely and would love to have you over to celebrate soon.
Katie & Desi
Katie & Desi
Doris went above and beyond to find us everything on our wishlist. We love our new home and her hard work and determination got us the first showing and landed us the contract.
Working with Michelle LaBanca and the team at Urban Vision on finding and purchasing my home in New Orleans was extraordinary. Michelle has a vast knowledge of New Orleans and the surrounding neighborhoods as well as a comprehensive expertise on historic districts and renovations. Michelle worked tirelessly in a competitive market to find and assist me in securing the perfect property for me and I would greatly encourage anyone in the market for a new home to call on Michelle LaBanca and the team at Urban Vision, you will be rewarded!
I trust Jennifer Pearl implicitly. The attention to detail, advice and caring that she gave me throughout the viewing, negotiation and sale process were invaluable. I recommend Jennifer to anyone who is contemplating a real estate purchase.
Jennifer continues to support my process as a new owner and I appreciate her genuine interest in my satisfaction.
I wouldn’t visit a vampire house without garlic cloves and a silver bullet, and likewise I will never, never buy or sell real estate in the Bywater without Lisa as my agent.
Urban Vision has the talent you need when purchasing or managing a property. We happen to be doing both and couldn't be more pleased. Did I mention we live in Chicago currently? We flew down to Nola for a weekend to "check out" what was available. We put in an offer that weekend because urban vision knew exactly what properties we should see and which were best suited for us. Until we are able to move back down, the urban vision team is also managing the property for us. There is so much talent and expertise in this group I would trust any real estate needs with them and continue to recommend them to all of our local Nola friends! We love working with urban vision!
We have being extremely impressed with the knowledge and professionalism of the realtor Lisa Fury. We have experienced sales whereby Lisa represented the seller while we were the buyers and when Lisa represented us as the buyers. She has great understanding of the market in the Bywater – the subject of our purchases. She has worked (often tirelessly and above and beyond the call of duty) to facilitate prompt closure of the sales. She has negotiated terms that are fair and equitable to the buyer and seller. We would highly recommend her – whether you are a buyer or a seller.
Tony and Dia N.
Lisa sold the house in spite of this listing agent, not because of him. She earned her commission and should have received all of his. He personified road blocking, not assisting in making a sale happen. Lisa is too professional to make the comments I’m making. That’s ok, I can.
I can laugh about it now......then it was a different story. There are so many other things I could mention about how you saved us thousands of dollars in strongly advocating for us during negotiations, in giving us names of honest, competent people in the area to help us make modifications and in just being there to keep the purchase on course. Even when none of us were sure what was going to happen next you had a positive strategy to help us get what we wanted. Thank you! Maybe the best compliment I can pay is the fact that we’ve given your name and number to numerous people thinking of buying. I guarantee that we’ll continue to do the same. Again, thanks for the personal attention and most of all ethical and professional way of helping us make our difficult purchase become reality. We love the house!
Axel & Nancy
"Michelle is a very knowledgable and personable Realtor who skillfully negotiated an incredible deal in the St Claude neighborhood. I highly recommend her - a real pleasure!"