How a Dad and His Daughter Found the Home of Their Dreams

Posted by Julie Koppman on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 at 10:28am.

This past April, Rêve Realtors Agent Michelle LaBanca worked with single dad and engineer Brady Mills to find a new home in the Carrollton/Leonidas neighborhood.

Why Brady Chose Michelle LaBanca As His Agent

When buying a house in 2018, Brady enjoyed working with Joey Piel at NOLA Lending Group. So when he was on the hunt again this past spring, he relied on Joey to suggest a good real estate agent – and that recommendation was Rêve Realtors Agent Michelle LaBanca. When Brady reached out to Michelle, she was so responsive and such a good listener that he knew he’d found the right fit. He’d also noticed the Rêve Realtors signs around town and had heard good things about the brokerage.

What He Was Looking For

Going through a divorce and sharing a small apartment with his 7-year-old daughter Amelia was a challenge, and with homeschooling due to the pandemic and no access to playgrounds, Brady wanted a house and yard big enough for her to move around in and burn off energy. He also has hopes of getting remarried and raising another child one day and was interested in something that could accommodate those desires. And he wanted to be reasonably close to Amelia’s school.

How Michelle Made It an Easy and Seamless Process

“I was really impressed with how easy Michelle was to work with. I told her which properties I liked, and she recommended an app I downloaded that synced all the appointments she made with my Google calendar and Google maps. I got great feedback from her and appreciated having an extra set of eyes on everything.” They looked at about 15 properties, but when they saw this house, Brady knew it was the one. In fact, it had just gone on the market that same day. So Michelle helped him put in an offer, and when they found out there were multiple offers on the house, they upped it slightly – edging out others and securing the home for Brady and Amelia.

After having lived there for a few months now, Brady and Amelia couldn’t be happier. They love that it’s brand new construction in an up and coming area, just two blocks from Breads on Oak, a popular café and bakery, and very close to the levee, where they do a lot of walking and bike riding.

Looking back now, Brady says he liked the fact that Michelle was there when he needed her but also gave him space to think things over. Having gone through the home buying process three times before, he knew it could be stressful. This time, he says, it couldn’t have been easier. “Michelle is a great communicator, very prompt, very positive, and made it a seamless experience,” summarizes Brady.

When you have the right agent, that’s how it should be. Need help with your next real estate move or venture? Contact Rêve Realtors.

Photo Credit: Zack Smith Photography

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