Michelle LaBanca became a real estate agent in 2014 and joined Rêve Realtors in 2020. With a passion and appreciation for historic homes all over New Orleans and a thorough understanding of the city’s unique properties and neighborhoods, she champions her clients’ needs, often guiding first-time homebuyers through what can be a stressful process.
With a degree in interior design and a background in historic preservation, interior design, sales, and training, Michelle says a career in real estate was the perfect opportunity to blend together her previous work experience. She has managed major renovation and design projects, and she co-founded a historic tax credit consulting business with expert knowledge of historic preservation guidelines. She stays on top of design trends and the latest goings-on in areas across the city.
Known as passionate, determined, and hardworking, Michelle is praised by her clients. One says, “Michelle did a great job throughout the whole process, but she was particularly impressive with helping us negotiate with the seller after the inspection uncovered a couple of surprises.” And a first-time homebuyer says of Michelle, “Her breadth of knowledge, resources, timeliness and support through the ENTIRE process was truly priceless for me.”
Michelle is on the board of Save Our Cemeteries and a member of the Krewe of Rolling Elvi. Her favorite pastime is sewing, glittering, and creating costumes, and she absolutely adores dogs. She travels often and has explored Tokyo, Indonesia, Cuba, and Mexico, getting to know cities large and small.