Karon Reese got her real estate license while working on a Ph.D. in literature at the University of Arkansas in 2004. She quickly discovered that she loves the exhilaration that comes with helping people find one of their big loves-their homes. She went on to become a top producer, getting her broker’s license a few years later. She moved to New Orleans part time in 2008 and full time in 2011, falling hard and fast in love with the city. When she’s not listing and selling the gorgeous architecture of New Orleans she’s hosting Mardi Gras parade parties, not missing a day of Jazz Fest, and frequenting all of the city’s great restaurants.
Karon, along with her partners, set up Reese & Co. Real Estate, with the vision of fine tuning all aspects of the buying and selling process. They’ve created tools that simplify the process, with great attention to detail.
Karon serves as past president of the New Orleans Film Society and as secretary of The Roots of Music. She served for seven years as president or vice president of Friends of the New Orleans Public Library, for seven years on the board of the Lower Garden District Neighborhood Association, with five on the executive board, for three years on the Words and Music festival committee, and for three years on the development committee for the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights. She has been a member of three Mardi Gras krewes, is a member of two book clubs, and is a faithful yogi. She is completely devoted to her rescue dog Albert.
"Karon and Allie helped my siblings and me sell our long time, historic family home in NOLA. It was anything but a straight-forward type of property in a desired area with spotty comps at best. She was a joy to collaborate with in best presenting the property to the market.
Its nice to generate a lot of interest but its critical to identify the most qualified and best suited buyers which I feel we did! And on our side of the transaction were 4 decision makers - we get along great but it complicated things.
Karon never allowed the house to be seen without herself or Allie present and that kind of first-touch interaction I feel was critical in this (and most any) real estate transaction.
There's always unforeseeable twists when buying or selling and Karon remained composed, professional and always presented the options clearly before stating her own recommendation, which were always smart and fair-minded.
As a seller you can know that the property will be presented and photographed professionally and thoroughly uploaded to all the critical places out there in cyberspace and artfully presented on social media by a collaborative and skilled team. All that AND she and Allie are upbeat and fun to work with - I consider them new friends of the family! Oh yeah - we got and closed on a full-price offer too! I respect her and her team - they have built a brand by their own sweat and tears and take great pride in their work. Give her a call!!"
- Robert F.
"Karon Reese has been our Real Estate Whisperer since we first fell in love with New Orleans. Always responsive, respectful, knowledgeable and well beyond capable. If you want a complex transaction made easy look to Karon. Strongly recommended."
- Tyler C.
"Karon and Allie are my favorite realtors in any city! When I asked them to look at my small condo in New Orleans, I thought it might not be a big enough property for them to take on. But they listed the property and, throughout the whole process, treated it like it was their most important job of all.
They took beautiful photos, put a lot of marketing into it and held several open houses. When I received multiple offers, they gave good advice on choosing a buyer with the best terms. But their help didn't end there: When I needed to buy a new home in another city, Karon introduced me to another great realtor to help.
I only wish I had another place to sell in New Orleans so I could work with Karon and Allie again! Highly recommended for buying / selling / advice. They are great realtors and even better people."
- Taylor R.
"If you are thinking of buying in New Orleans I would suggest not doing it without Karon as your agent. She is not only a professional, trustworthy woman but a truly wonderful one too.
Her attention to detail is great and she won’t let anything slide by her. I closed with her in only 3 weeks from start to finish. She introduced me to the best lender, and her team around her are the best. Definitely recommend her and will use her for all my house endeavors."
- Met S.
"Whether you're a local looking for a Shotgun Home or moving to NOLA from boring town U.S.A. you want Karon as your realtor!
Karon will not only help you find your dream home in our amazing city but she'll take care of you every step of the way.
She help me find my beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home in the historic St. Roch neighbor and made sure I was prepared for every possible scenario.
She knows the city well, has all the resource you will need from financing to inspectors and will be here to any any and all questions you may have.
I am so grateful she was my realtor and now my friend."
- Cesar R.
"I interviewed at least 3 agents to list my Irish Channel home before I met Karon Reese via a recommendation from a family member in the real estate business in another state. I pretty much knew, from the moment Karon walked through my door, she was it. She “gets it” - and as stressful as selling and buying a home can be....I could deal with her all day long!
10 offers in less than 4 days. And she successfully sold my house in the Channel for a MASSIVE record amount per square foot. Well above ask. By double digit percentages. Yes, my house was fabulous, and in a fabulous location....but Karon made it happen. Beyond my wildest dreams. With enough leftover for me and my dogs to give back to the neighborhood. I am forever grateful. "
- Stacey L.
"I grew up in a home where the residential real estate business was my parents’ primary income. I can tell the BS artists from the real McCoy. And my God, Karon is legit.
Karon helped guide us through every step of our home-buying roller coaster as we purchased a home in New Orleans while living in Seattle. It wouldn’t have all worked out, especially on the timing we needed, without her hard work, guidance, and connections to keep the process moving when hiccups arose. For all that, I love her genuine authenticity in welcoming us to New Orleans more than anything else.
There’s ‘thanks for being my client” and there’s “I’m thrilled you’re joining our community!” The latter is what we got from Karon. She’s great people and a splendid choice for finding a home in New Orleans."
- Eric E.
"Smart, caring, knowledgeable, gracious, passionate, and professional. Those are just a few of the words that I would use to describe Karon and Allie Reese.
Throughout the home buying process, we knew that Karon and Allie had our best interests in mind and we felt like we were their top priority.
Karon and Allie have a masterful knowledge of the New Orleans real estate landscape, they provided excellent recommendations for vendors and contractors, and they regularly acted as a therapist as we went through the roller-coaster process of buying a home in the French Quarter.
Without Karon and Allie, we would not be in our home today and we will always be grateful for all that they did to get us there."
- John Marc S.